Category Archives: Showcase

Rising Angel

Jeanne Jolly’s voice was raised by an array of challenges and influences. From singing along to Loretta Lynn records in her youth to earning her masters in vocal performance—opera, to be specific—from the New England Conservatory (NEC), Jolly can cite

An Audience’s Afflatus

What: Broadway’s Next Hit Musical When: Friday, April 19th Doors: 7 p.m. • Show: 7:30 p.m. Where: Odell Williamson Auditorium 50 College Rd., Bolivia Cost: $10-27 Info: (910) 755-7416 www.bccowa.com Some would say the creativity coming out of Hollywood has

Photographic Memory

What: Artist Reception: Karen Casciani Part of First Friday Gallery Walk When: Friday, April 5th 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Where: Howe Outrageous 307 N. Howe St., Southport Cost: Free! Info: (910) 363-4811 www.howeoutrageous.com Often times, creative spirits possess more

Southern Nights

Entertainment abounds this month as two shows will open across the area—one a comedic and dramatic theatrical depiction of the lives of five Southern women, and the other a musical revue of country and gospel classic tunes. “The Dixie Swim

Local Cartoons

Do you remember when Oak Island was Long Beach? Robin Schuster, the community center manager for the Town of St. James does! Check out her cartoon about the good ol’ days here, and be sure to leave a comment about

A Storyteller’s Song

What: Rupert Wates When: Thursday, February 28 Doors: 6 p.m. • Show: 7 p.m. Where: Playhouse 211 4320-100 Southport-Supply Rd. St. James, NC Cost: $12-15 Info: www.playhouse211.com Gently yet rapidly picking his handmade Irish acoustic guitar, Rupert Wates serenades his

Winter Rhythm

What: Winter Fundraiser When: Friday, January 25 Where: Playhouse 211 4320-100 Southport-Supply Rd. St. James, NC Cost: $12-15 Info: www.playhouse211.com Once the cheer of the holidays has withered away, we’re left with the less glamorous cold and dreary winter months: January

Caroling, Caroling Now We Go

Christmas has the fine-tuned ability to heat one’s chilly heart with only the sounds of the season. Carols can make us jolly, or they may make us sentimental, or they may inspire. No matter the meaning, there’s something about this

Work of Art

Crossing the bridge to leave Oak Island, to the right of the structure is an unassuming yet iconic boat yard. A bright-blue giant—a several-ton boat lift—crouches on the edge of the water. Beside her rests an old metal fish house,

Art, Open for Business

What: 18th annual Arts by the Shore When: Thurs., 11/15 to Sun., 11/18 Where: Oak Island Recreation Center 3003 E. Oak Island Dr., 278-5518 Cost: free to shop; $10 to enter three pieces Info: www.oakislandartguild.org For an artist, it is

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