The Triangle is known for its dynamic music scene and has inspired the lyrics of many popular musical artists for decades.
Our list compiles NC-based and non-NC-based musicians from a kaleidoscope of musical styles that all thread stories of the Triangle into their tracks. With mid-century and contemporary artists from varying genres, there are so many ways you can find your own slice of home through music.
Kick back and boogie to some of our featured bops. This is not an exhaustive list, so let us know if we missed any tunes. 🎶
📀 “Night Train” | James Brown | This artist, also known as “Mr. Dynamite,” is one of the most famous soul performers in American history. The song, originally recorded by Duke Ellington, blends blues + R&B influences.
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NowOpen ○ Charlotte Russell Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, a new pop-up in Cameron Village, will be opening its doors later today. The gallery works with underrepresented, emerging, and mid-career artists to create an inclusive art experience. The gallery’s inaugural exhibition On The Horizon will feature artwork by Alexandra Chiou + Grace Clark. 🎨
Development ○ Raleigh City Council approved a rezoning request which will allow for up to six stories of mixed-use development to be built in Cameron Village. Camden Property Trust plans to redevelop the Bellwood Condominiums into a new apartment complex for the community — taking the site from 153 units to ~408 total units. The project is situated at the corner of Cameron Street and Bellwood Drive. 🏗️ (Triangle Business Journal)
Biz ○ Gene therapy firm Project Mercury — a subsidiary of Adverum Biotechnologies — is investing $80 million into building a new facility in Durham. According to the NC Department of Commerce, Adverum picked Durham over competing locations in California and Massachusetts. The project promises to bring in 200 jobs with an average salary of $90,000.(Triangle Business Journal) ○ SAS Institute has announced Bryan Harris as its new chief technology officer. The Cary-based software giant specializes in programming, data management + predictive analytics. Harris will replace former chief and CTO, Oliver Schabenberger, after stepping down last month. 💻 (The News & Observer)
Edu ○ The Wake County school system is bringing back middle school sportsfor the spring semester.However, due to COVID-19 concerns, students won’t be allowed to play against other schools. Students will be able to participate in practices + intramural competitions against their classmates. More information is available here. ⚽(The News & Observer)
Civic ○ The agenda for Monday’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission meeting is now available. The Committee plans to discuss reopenings for bike facilities + the work plan for 2021. The meeting will be held virtually. 🚴
Tech ○ Keen Decision System has raised another $2 million — reaching a total of $6.5 million in funding. The Durham-based company uses software to analyze and help client’s calculate financial contributions across channels. Their portfolio of clients includes Fortune 500s such as Campbell Soup Co., Church & Dwight Co., and Eli Lilly and Co. 💰(TechWire)
WaterCooler ○ Yesterday, The Panthers interviewed Brandt Tilis + Champ Kelly for the role of general manager — interviewing a total of 11 candidates since former GM Marty Hurney was fired last month. Other candidates include Adam Peters and Ryan Poles. They are looking for the perfect personnel executive to pair with head coach Matt Rhule. 🏈 (via Panthers)
ForKids ○ Going for a stroll at Pullen Park? Look out for signs telling the story of Norman + his journey overcoming stage fright popping up along the path as you walk. Not Norman: A Goldfish Story is a part of the The StoryWalk® Project — a program that helps kids practice their reading while also getting exercise and exploring the park. The book will be available at Pullen Park through January. 📚
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We wanted to wish a big happy birthday to A Place at the Table. 🎉
A Place at the Table is Raleigh’s first Raleigh’s first pay-what-you-can cafe. The cafe opened back in 2018 with a mission to provide community + serve good food good regardless of means. Customers have multiple options to pay — pay the suggested price, pay at least $3 for their meal, or pay using a token. There’s even options to pay it forward and purchase a meal for someone else.
A Place at the Table has been serving the Raleigh community for three years now and we’re incredibly thankful for all they do. Unfortunately, today’s festivities were canceled due to COVID-19, but we’re still celebrating this awesome organization. A Place at the Table will reopen Monday, Jan. 11.
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Outdoors ○ Find it Fridays — Citizen Science | Fri., Jan. 8 | 9 a.m.–12 p.m. | Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center, 5611 Jaguar Park Dr. | Free | Raleigh Parks is seeking volunteers to use the free smartphone application iNaturalist to document flora + fauna at Lake Johnson Park. The data will be used to further conservation efforts and preserve natural resources. 🌸 ○Chilly Chalk Art | Fri., Jan. 8 | 10 a.m.–5 p.m. | 520 Ashe Ave. | Free | People of all ages can help decorate Pullen Park with chalk art. The barcode to access the event is 267371.
Biz ○ New Year, New Marketing Plan Workshop| Fri., Jan. 8 | 12–1:15 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Wake Tech’s Small Business Center and Cary Chamber are working together to help small businesses create strategic plans for 2021. The workshop facilitator will provide a template and additional guidance while attendees are developing their plan.
Saturday ○Studio Workshop: Paint Like an Egyptian | Sat., Jan. 9 + Jan. 16 | 1:30–3 p.m. | Virtual | $47+ | NCMA is hosting a two-part workshop on Ancient Egyptian art and how it can be applied to current creative endeavors. Participants will be instructed on how to create their very own Egyptian–influenced paintings. 🖌️ ○Mutts & Marshmallows | Sat., Jan. 9 | 8:30 a.m. | 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary | $15+ | The Wake County SPCA is raising money through its 8th annual Mutts & Marshmallows event. There are four different races to choose from including the 5K Doggie Dash, an 8K race, +a 1-mile fun run. 🐕 ○ TEDxYouth at NCSSM | Sat., Jan. 9 | 8 a.m.–12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Students at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics will be presenting stories + speeches on the theme of “Up From the Ashes.” ○ First Time Homebuyers Webinar | Sat., Jan. 9 | 10 a.m.–12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Ready to buy for the first time in the Wake County area? Join Veronica Saccoh as she shares her guide to buying your first home including negotiation tactics and housing assistance programs. Ⓟ
Sunday ○ The Jayhawks: The Cover Show | Sun., Jan. 10 | 4 p.m. | Virtual | $20 | The Jayhawks will be doing a concert of all their best, most well-known cover songs. 🎶 ○ Therapeutic Goat Yoga | Sun., Jan. 10 | 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | 1923 Shaw Rd., Durham | $23 | Hux Family Farm holds yoga classes for all skill levels outside where participants can cuddle + hang out with young goats during the class. 🐐
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.
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