While I’ve been enjoying the sun of the last two days — walking down to the river by my house (accompanied by my two cats who stalk about like they think they are local bobcats), and especially enjoying the spectacular sunsets — my sister in Des Moines has been posting about the first major snow… Read More →
At the Grocery Basket & Grill in Ferguson, North Carolina, Labor Day Monday is Livermush Monday. On the day after the Happy Valley Fiddler’s Convention, Livermush Monday is a somewhat new music gathering celebrating an older foodways tradition and the longtime local eatery. Traveling from the festival towards Wilkesboro, the first left after the parking… Read More →
A community can come together on special occasions, such as New Year’s Day. When the “good luck” foods of the South are provided free by elected officials and political candidates, the crowd can swell and create a huge waiting line, just the perfect opportunity for politicians to meet and greet voters and constituents to chat… Read More →
Serving oysters as the rain clouds come in from across the Pamlico Sound. December 30, 2015. Photo: Leanne E. Smith. The oyster roast and shrimp steam is an intergenerational event, enjoyable even for young people who can’t quite see over the table yet. December 30, 2015. (Leanne E. Smith) Working watermen empty another steaming pot… Read More →
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Date: Tuesday, May 6 & Thursday, May 8Executive Director Joy Salyers will be appearing in the cast of the 2014 Listen to Your Mother Raleigh-Durham. More than a dozen local writers from around the Triangle will be reading original stories about their relationships with their children or their own mothers in this live stage performance…. Read More →
Thelonius Monk, Billy Taylor, and Maceo Parker–famous jazz artists who have shared the unique sounds of North Carolina with the world–are but a few of the dynamic African American artists from eastern North Carolina featured in The African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina. This first-of-its-kind travel guide will take you on a fascinating… Read More →