Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
12:55 pm
Thu September 23, 2010

The Bed We Made - James Dunn

The Bed We Made - James Dunn

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11:19 am
Fri August 27, 2010

Nights - Nu-Blu

Nights - Nu-Blu

New Bern, NC –
INTRO - To say the Siler City bluegrass band Nu-Blu got off to a rocky start is an understatement. But now the quartet is starting to get widespread recognition as their debut CD enters the top-40 of national Americana airplay charts. George Olsen spoke with the group's founders and has this.

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2:32 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Transistor - The Jason Adamo Band

Transistor - The Jason Adamo Band

New Bern, NC – INTRO - It took a couple of stops but Jason Adamo is firmly settled in North Carolina something which might be mildly surprising to him as his career plans originally had him trying his luck in the media capitals of the U-S. Adamo hopes a new CD release recorded in the Triangle might get him recognition in those markets though with no plans to leave the musical scene he now calls home. George Olsen has more.

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Arts & Culture
11:01 am
Wed March 10, 2010

Sand Sharks - Margaret Maron

Sand Sharks - Margaret Maron

New Bern, NC – INTRO - Mystery lovers and partisans of the old North State can have two itches scratched at the same time. George Olsen has more.

If you've read any of the 15 books in the Deborah Knott mystery series you may have received a surprise along the way. Join the club.

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Arts & Culture
2:21 pm
Tue March 2, 2010

Vibes, Straight Up - Steve Hobbs

Vibes, Straight Up - Steve Hobbs

New Bern, NC – INTRO - Vibraphonist Steve Hobbs of Raleigh has a new CD that seeks to re-inject the South's jazz heritage back into the public perception of jazz. George Olsen has more.

If there's an over-riding theme to how Steve Hobbs chooses tunes to perform, it goes back to his collegiate days.

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Arts & Culture
10:47 am
Fri January 8, 2010

Wild Times at the Bed & Biscuit - Joan Carris

Wild Times at the Bed & Biscuit - Joan Carris

New Bern, NC – INTRO - It's children's book number 16 for Beaufort author and Public Radio East commentator Joan Carris with the release of "Wild Times at the Bed & Biscuit." It's a sequel to book number 15 but also shares a common goal with each children's book Joan has authored in her career. George Olsen has more.

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2:29 pm
Thu December 3, 2009

Conquering The Sky: The Secret Flights of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk - Larry Tise

Conquering The Sky: The Secret Flights of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk - Larry Tise

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11:35 am
Mon September 7, 2009

The Last Song - Nicholas Sparks

The Last Song - Nicholas Sparks

New Bern, NC – INTRO - New Bern author Nicholas Sparks will try to make it nine New York Times #1 fiction bestsellers with the release Tuesday of his latest novel. George Olsen has more.

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1:04 pm
Thu August 13, 2009

Haven - Eliza Lynn

Haven - Eliza Lynn

New Bern, NC – INTRO - The Ashville-based singer/songwriter Eliza Lynn recently released her third CD. It does what artists do best in to misquote another artist taking a sad song and making it better. George Olsen recently spoke with the performer about her new disc "Haven" and has this.

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Arts & Culture
9:47 am
Wed August 5, 2009

The Lovell Sisters

Time to Grow - The Lovell Sisters

Calhoun, GA – Free music from The Sound by the Lovell Sisters... Time to Grow.

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12:54 pm
Thu May 28, 2009

Scattered Ashes - Scott Nicholson

Scattered Ashes - Scott Nicholson

New Bern, NC – INTRO - Ten years worth of short stories by a Boone horror writer have been collected under one cover. George Olsen has more.

Scott Nicholson says he's not a violent man, that he couldn't even "kill a chicken." But still

"Sometimes you can get cheap revenge in stories that way. I don't know how many bosses I've killed off in stories."

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Arts & Culture
12:58 pm
Fri May 22, 2009

First international CD release by the North Carolina Symphony

"American Spectrum" - North Carolina Symphony

New Bern, NC – INTRO - The North Carolina Symphony and its music director is introducing itself to the international CD buyer with a disc of primarily never-recorded works by American composers. George Olsen has more.

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12:32 am
Fri April 17, 2009

Civil Rights Memorials and the Geography of Memory

Civil Rights Memorials and the Geography of Memory

New Bern, NC – INTRO - A new book written in part by an East Carolina University geography professor provides an overview of Civil Rights Memorials in the United States and what they say about the ongoing cause of civil rights in this country. George Olsen has more.

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11:06 am
Wed March 25, 2009

Deepwater - Molasses Creek

Deepwater - Molasses Creek

New Bern, NC – The members of Molasses Creek celebrated 10 years as a performing unit with the release of their "Deepwater" CD... originally aired in August 2005

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10:06 am
Wed January 28, 2009

Calm in the Chaos -- Someone's Sister

Calm in the Chaos -- Someone's Sister

New Bern, NC – INTRO - As much as the Greenville band Someone's Sister is about music, they're also just as much about mission which comes out on their new CD release. George Olsen has more.

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2:17 am
Tue December 30, 2008

The Long Ride Home -- James Dunn

The Long Ride Home -- James Dunn

New Bern, NC – INTRO - Most people dream of a life in the spotlight, and when that doesn't come about settle into the work-a-day life. A musical late bloomer is trying the opposite tack. George Olsen talked with Raleigh's James Dunn about his latest CD and has this.

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10:06 am
Tue October 28, 2008

Strangers in the Night

Strangers in the Night... commentary from Marion Blackburn

Greenville, NC – As the season changes, regular commentator Marion Blackburn is saying 'So Long' to those unexpected encounters that happen under the blazing sun.

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12:14 am
Fri October 3, 2008

The Lucky One - Nicholas Sparks

The Lucky One - Nicholas Sparks

New Bern, NC – INTRO - New Bern author Nicholas Sparks has just released his 15th novel The Lucky One. Like his other writing, it's a love story, but unlike the bulk of his work it takes place amidst current world events. George Olsen has more.

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9:11 am
Mon August 11, 2008

Movie Star Dish

New Bern, NC – You would think as a freelance writer, Marion Blackburn wouldn't encounter many prima donnas. But, she spends most of her time with them.

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10:06 am
Thu July 10, 2008

"The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate" - Kevin Duffus

The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate - Kevin Duffus

New Bern, NC – INTRO - On the cover of the new book by Raleigh author Kevin Duffus The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate is the line Within Every Legend Lies a Grain of Truth, pointing toward what Duffus believes are some vast differences between the actual history of Black Beard and the history we grew up with. George Olsen spoke with the author and has this.

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