May 12, 2014
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Art and Soul - Artsplosure Saturday & Sunday


What is Art? Just kidding. Rather than quibble all day over such unanswerable questions, why not just find stuff you like, take it home and look at or use it? 


Artsplosure is pleased to announce its programming lineup for its 35th annual namesake spring arts festival this coming Saturday and Sunday May 17-18 in and around Moore Square and on City Plaza in downtown Raleigh.


Celebrating fine visual art and live music since 1980, this year's festival continues the tradition of presenting high quality and accessible art for free in the heart of the capital city. As one of the Southeast's premier arts festivals, Artsplosure, The Raleigh Arts Festival attracts more than 80,000 people each year. 


Art Market -  One of the central elements of this annual celebration showcases the talents of nearly 180 juried independent visual artists and crafters, including NC artists and artists from across the US. Artwork by fine artists and craftspeople exhibiting in 10 different categories will be available for purchase, including painting, photography, pottery, jewelry, woodwork and more. This year's expanded Art Market will have booths lining Blount, Martin, Hargett and Davie Streets near Moore Square and City Market. The Art Market will be open Saturday, May 17 from 11:00am to 7:00pm and Sunday, May 18 from 10:00am to 6:00pm.


Live Entertainment - In addition to the visual arts, Artsplosure highlights superb rock, blues, country, folk, pop and roots-inspired musicians, with continuous live music on Saturday and Sunday on two stages in Moore Square and for the first time in Artsplosure history, a third stage in the Long View Center featuring acoustic music.


Headlining the Main Stage in Moore Square at 8:00 Saturday evening will be Tift Merritt, American singer-songwriter and musician, who grew up in North Carolina and has recently released her fifth studio album, Traveling Companion. Sunday afternoon at 5:30 will be a performance by Alejandro Escovedo, whose work includes stints in '70s punk band the Nuns, roots rock outfits Rank and File and True Believers, and a solo career that started in the early '90s.


The Main Stage in Moore Square lineup also includes performances by: guitar and banjo wielding Ryan LeBlanc; powerhouse vocalist Kim Wempe; blues mastermind Jonathon Boogie Long; guitar instrumentalist Johnny A.; cabaret/punk/folk group Maria in the Shower;

Artsplosure - The Raleigh Arts Festival is free to the public and is held rain or shine. Artsplosure is an independent nonprofit organization that has presented arts festivals in downtown Raleigh since 1980. For more information about this year's spring arts festival, visit website. 

Find your favorite artists and see how they'd depicted the world you've never imagined before. In other words, art! So there! 

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The Mother Ship - George Clinton Fills Red Hat Amphitheater May 17










Uncut P-Funk: Funk is the radical essence that underlies every aspect of the P-Funk universe ... and George Clinton is the Mother Ship. As one of the creators of funk music, Clinton and the legendary Parliament Funkadelic have influenced multiple generations of musicians. Bringing their massive lineup, they will fill the Red Hat Amphitheater with original, uncut P-Funk on Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 pm.


Radical "Musical Explorers": George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic took their music from Soul to the uncharted land of Funk in the 1970s, scoring chart busters such as "Flashlight," "One Nation Under a Groove," "Agua Boogie" and "(Not Just) Knee Deep" along the way.  Collectively, the group is known for top-notch musicianship, politically charged lyrics, outlandish concept albums and memorable live performances.  In 1997, Clinton and 15 members of Parliament Funkadelic were inducted    into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  While famous members like Bootsy Collins have  moved on to funkadelic pastures, the current lineup is just as energized and talented.


"Because We Want the Funk. Gotta Have that funk": Tickets to hear the Grammy Award-winning, R&B revolutionary leader live in Downtown Raleigh start as low as $10. Tickets are on sale at: all Ticketmaster outlets; the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts box office; or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Website



Side By Side - Farm to Fork Tickets Now on Sale


Breeze Attendees: The annual Farm to Fork picnic, one of the Triangle's must-attend-at-least-once food events, is set for Sunday, June 8 from 4-7pm at the W.C. Breeze Family    Farm in Hurdle Mills (just north of Hillsborough). This event pairs Triangle chefs and farmers with the chefs make dishes using food grown on the farmer's land. The picnic raises money for farmer apprenticeship and intern programs and has become one of "THE" don't miss events. Tickets sell fast so we are giving our readers extra advance notice. Tickets
Dual Pic-a-Nic: Just imagine ... over 30 chefs and the farmers standing side-by-side serving the picnic goers. Yogi Bear would be in heaven. The pairings include Poole's Downtown Diner with Raleigh City Farm, Crook's Corner with Four Leaf Farm, Herons at The Umstead with Celebrity Dairy, and many, many more excellent choices (click here for restaurant pairings). It's a rare opportunity for all these chefs and farmers to come  together in one setting.  And you'll be saying, "Hey Boo Boo, let's go get us a pic-a-nic basket".
The Farm to Fork is On, Rain or Shine: Date & Location: June 8, 4-7 pm at the W.C. Breeze Family Farm, 4909 Walnut Grove Church Road, Hurdle Mills; Tickets cost $100 for adults, $50 for ages 13-20, and are free for ages 12 and younger; Website

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Join the Fun - Relay For Life of Leesville/Brier Creek/RTP May 30 & 31


The Relay For Life of Leesville/Brier Creek/RTP is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease. Click here for more details about the event.


What is Relay for Life? It's an organized, overnight community fundraising walk. Teams of people will camp out around the Leesville HS track at 8409 Leesville Rd. starting at 6:30pm on May 30th and ending at 8am on May 31st. Members of each team take turns walking around the track. Food, games and activities provide entertainment and build camaraderie with every team. It's a family-friendly environment for the entire community, so come join the fun. Because it's a team event, individual participants are not required to be there the entire time. But it's so much fun, you'll find it hard to leave!


In the fight against cancer, silence is the last thing we need. Relay For Life event is a great place to take action and make noise. Click Website to donate or participate. 

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Jitty's Boutique - Spring Sale Time! 30% Off all jeans plus 30% off a super selection of tops, tees, dresses and more... Sizes 2-14, S-XL. 

Jitty's Boutique: Cameron Village (next to Baskin Robbins) Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 1-5pm. Website




 Nofo @ the Pig - Is offering the Joy of not cooking! Come take home some very tasty meals right out of their freezer. New in the freezer are Peter's BBQ, Baked Ziti, Spinach Manicotti, and Chicken Enchiladas.   

Nofo @ the Pig: 2014 Fairview Rd. Raleigh 27608. Phone: 919-821-1240. Website.


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1.99% Home Equity Line of Credit -Use for Home Improvements, Debt Consolidation, College Tuition and more. Call Steve Waters, Financial Services Representative phone: 919.233.2074 ext.4.  



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Core Results: 1330 St. Mary's Street, Suite A00, Raleigh, 27605, Phone: (919) 946-1737,, Website.   


multi-paint-cans.jpg Kenna Custom Painting is available to tackle your residential painting needs.  With their great crews that perform very professional jobs on residential homes, you won't believe how quiet and unobtrusive they are.  So if you have that "itch" to freshen up your home, interior or exterior before springtime, contact them now.  Call 919-855-0082 or Email:  Website.


Just Returned from the High Point Market 

Would love to share all the new trends and designs we've seen and created after our week at the High Point Furniture Market. Zaytoun Interiors can help put together a home you'll love, one room at a time. Whether you're starting out or starting over, call for help. Visit our blog Simply-Refined for inspiration. This Interior Design team will inspire and help you with your designs and decorating needs. Website. Email, Phone: 305-793-8510. 


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Car WashPollen-free and Detailing... Call today!   

I am a High School student athlete looking to pay for my athletics. I previously had a very successful car wash business in Miami, FL. Now, I'm starting my business in Raleigh. I have all my supplies and I use professional products. If you don't own a hose, I will bring one. I clean the inside (vacuuming and cleaning all surfaces) and wash the outside. I will come to you. Prices: Cars $25, SUV's $30. Contact: Blaise Waters at or (305)903-1550 (texting is best!) For more info click here.

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