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Tyrone Jefferson and A Sign of the Times

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Award-winning musician and bandleader Tyrone Jefferson has an impressive résumé. He served several stints as music director for entertainer James Brown between 1979 and 2006, and he has recorded with such artists as LL Cool J, Public Enemy and Pee Wee Ellis. 

August Programs at the N.C. Museum of History

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Special guests ranging from Earl Owensby, a Tar Heel film legend, to Tyrone Jefferson, who served several stints as music director for entertainer James Brown, will present August programs at the N

Celebrate July 4 with Family Fun at State Historic Sites and Museums

Monday, June 29, 2015

There's no better way to celebrate the quintessential American holiday, July 4, than at a state historic site or museum. The state observance is July 3, so most state historic sites and museums will be open July 4, as well as some July 3. This July 4 also kicks off "It's Revolutionary!," a two year long celebration of the birth of the nation. The 240th anniversary tribute focuses on North Carolina's significant role at colonial historic sites and will be observed July 4, 2015, through July 4, 2017.

North Carolina Symphony Presents the Hot Sardines

Monday, June 29, 2015

Cary's Booth Amphitheatre will come alive with the hot sounds of the New York City-based band the Hot Sardines on Thursday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m., in the season finale of the 2015  Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series.  Gates open for the concert series at 5:30 p.m.  Children 12 and under are free on the lawn.  The North Carolina Symphony is presenting, but will not perform at the concert.

Fourth of July Celebration at Roanoke Island Festival Park Features U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Marine Aircraft Band

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Second Marine Aircraft Wing Band, stationed at MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina, will perform in the Outdoor Pavilion at Roanoke Island Festival Park beginning at 8 p.m. Fireworks will begin at dark. Gates open at 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Parking will be available at the Park until the lot is full with additional parking in Downtown Manteo. Handicap parking will be available at the Park. Pack up the lawn chairs, blankets and picnic and bring family and friends and join us as our nation celebrates.

North Carolina Symphony to Perform Free Patriotic Concert in Garner July 3

Monday, June 22, 2015

The North Carolina Symphony will celebrate America’s 239th birthday with a free concert of patriotic favorites and high-spirited classics in its traditional Independence Day concert, with fireworks afterward, at Garner’s Lake Benson Park, Friday, July 3, at 8:30 p.m. 

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