Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud encourages high school students to memorize and recite poetry while mastering public speaking skills, building self-confidence and learning about their literary heritage.
The Museums in a Minute series shares a variety of North Carolina's art collections, displaying works by artists from our state and around the world. For more of the N.C. Art Council's sixty second museum profiles, visit www.ncarts.org/museumsminute.
PineCone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, releases its first CD October 2009. "Going Down to Raleigh: Stringband Music in the North Carolina Piedmont 1976-1998" is a two-disc anthology including field recordings that highlight the distinctive music traditions of the Piedmont region. The collection features 48 old-time regional stringband dance tunes and songs.