Two documentaries about Fyre Festival landed this week — ‘Fyre Fraud’ on Hulu and ‘Fyre’ on Netflix — and both feature Raleigh’s Seth Crossno of the ITB Insider. Crossno won a $5 million lawsuit against organizer Billy McFarland.
John Cusack will attend a screening of “High Fidelity,” the 2000 film based on Nick Hornby’s 1995 best-seller, in Raleigh. He’ll answer questions after about his career, which includes roles in “Say Anything” and “Grosse Pointe Blank.”
Comic Rodney Perry will perform at Goodnight’s this weekend. He reveals his 10 picks for fascinating people he’s worked with through his comedy career, including Mo’Nique, Tyler Perry and Eddie Murphy.
North Carolina writer Perry Deane Young, journalist & author of the Vietnam War memoir “Two of the Missing” died of cancer. The playwright also wrote the book “The David Kopay Story” about a gay football player.
The Little Art Gallery and Craft Collection in Cameron Village will close in January 2019 after more than 50 years in business. Owner Rosanne Green Minick, who runs the gallery founded by her mother Ruth Green, is retiring.
PineCone executive director William Lewis is one of The News & Observer’s 2018 Tar Heel of the Year finalists. Lewis is a force behind the rise of traditional folk music in Raleigh. IBMA’s World of Bluegrass has established the city as a major music-festival center.
Poet Jaki Shelton Green has won major awards, including the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. But this year brought the biggest prize, selection as North Carolina’s first African-American Poet Laureate.
Alonzo Bodden, the Season 3 winner of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” keeps busy as a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me! and host of the weekly podcast, “Who’s Paying Attention?”. He also loves cars.
Since winning a MacArthur Genius Grant Rhiannon Giddens has taken time off from touring to work on big projects, maybe even a musical. Her dedication to teaching and preserving the roots of folk music in America continues.
Rhiannon Giddens, winner of a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” and the Steve Martin Banjo Prize, is already a multi-media star. She’s writing a musical about the Wilmington 1898 uprising, which should take her even higher.
Succeeding Larry Wheeler and his 24-year run, the new NC Museum of Art's director, Valerie Hillings, shares her vision for the public institution. She hopes to honor its history while also making her mark with fresh ideas.
‘Crazy Rich Asians’ star Ken Jeong, ‘2 Broke Girls’ creator Whitney Cummings and Arsenio Hall are among the first acts coming to new Cary comedy club called Raleigh Improv. It’s part of a nationwide chain with comedy clubs in more than 30 cities.