July 2017 / August 2017

Finding His Groove

Jul 24, 2017 Mandy Howard
Raleigh funk artist, Jamil Rashad (aka Boulevards) finds a more mature voice on his second album, but never forgets where he came from. Love for music came at an early age for Jamil Rashad, aka Boulevards. Growing […]
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Young and Talented

Jul 17, 2017 Deirdre Kronschnabel
Local teen rockers are a band to watch A leisurely stroll past Dorothea Dix Park on a hot July afternoon may just turn into a full day of music, food trucks and outdoor field day […]
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How to Geek out this Summer

Jun 12, 2017 Mandy Howard
No longer a word of derision be proud and own your nerd and geek moniker.  Welcome to Elvegast! Anachronism: (noun) a thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists, […]
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Band Together: Playing it Forward

May 5, 2017 Alexandra Drosu
After 9/11, Danny Rosin, President of Brand Fuel, and several friends wanted to do something for the community. Their answer was creating Band Together, a non-profit that raises money for different organizations through a yearly […]
April 2017

Hero Worship

Apr 17, 2017 Alexandra Drosu
The unmistakable sound of organ chords fills the air, as the band plays The Door’s hit, “Light My Fire,” electrifying the stage. The Door’s lead singer Jim Morrison died more than 45 years ago; however, […]
Taylor Traversari
February 2017

Music Venue Mavens

Feb 13, 2017 Alexandra Drosu
She was dazzled by the magic of the theater at age five and dreamed of performing on stage. He grew up behind the scenes, learning the ropes from his music promoter father. They met backstage […]
Tift Merritt
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The Sound of Motherhood

Feb 1, 2017 Alexandra Drosu
Tift Merritt’s sixth album, “Stitch of the World” was recorded while the singer-songwriter was six months pregnant. Though the album itself was written before Merritt knew she was having a baby, it marks a transition […]
Community Music School student
February 2017

Keeping Music Alive

Feb 1, 2017 Tracy Jones
When 17-year-old flutist Kyrese Washington took the stage with Pink Martini and the N.C. Symphony, he could barely believe he had the opportunity to perform in front of such a large audience. The Millbrook High […]
Feature Stories

The Music vs HB2

Jul 5, 2016 Alexandra Drosu
In early April, Mike Roth was looking forward to the upcoming concert season. A music lover, he had tickets lined up for several performances. On April 10th, he was taking his wife and two daughters to […]
Seven on Stage
May 2016

Seven on Stage

Apr 29, 2016 Alexandra Drosu
Community is at the heart of 7-Stories, a live storytelling event in downtown Raleigh that spotlights seven individuals sharing a 7-minute-long personal essay on stage at King’s Barcade. All the stories revolve around a loose […]