On the Beat Blog
Posted by David Menconi on December 15, 2014
What could be better than watching Frank Capra’s timeless 1946 seasonal classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life” this time of year? Seeing it in a special screening with a musical score performed live. That will happen at 8 p.m. Thursday at Carrboro ArtsCenter, as Tim Carless will lead a quartet including members of Mount Moriah and American Aquarium, providing musical accompaniment to George Bailey’s heroic efforts to save Bedford Falls. Tickets are $9. See artscenterlive.org for details.
Posted by David Menconi on December 9, 2014
“The Brantley Family Band Christmas Album,” a delightful and long-running tradition, is back -- and it’s more of a family affair than ever.
Posted by David Menconi on December 5, 2014
Eric Church, Ryan Adams, Alice Gerrard, Steep Canyon Rangers and Anthony Hamilton are among the North Carolina-tied acts scoring Grammy nominations. Church alone had nominations in four categories.
Posted by David Menconi on December 4, 2014
Biographer Rick Bragg enters Jerry Lee's world and lives to tell the tale, "Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story." Bragg makes appearances at bookstores in Raleigh, Durham and Pittsboro next week.
Posted by David Menconi on December 2, 2014
Curtis Media Group’s bluegrass experiment ends as WFNL-FM goes off the air, after picking up anemic ratings.