BONNAROO MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2016 LINEUP

BONNAROO MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2016 LINEUP   EXTRAORDINARY BILL INCLUDES PEARL JAM, DEAD & COMPANY, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM AND MANY MORE   15TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT SET FOR JUNE 9-12 IN MANCHESTER, TN   TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 22ND AT NOON ET, EXCLUSIVELY VIA BONNAROO.COM (MANCHESTER, TN) Bonnaroo today unveiled its 2016 lineup with a special feature on TBS’ Conan. The world renowned four-day multi-stage camping festival, celebrating “15 Years of Magic,” will take place June 9 – 12, at Great Stage Park, the spectacular 700-acre farm and event space located just 60 miles south of Nashville in Manchester, TN. Tickets for the 2016 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will be on sale beginning…

DARIUS RUCKER ANNOUNCES 2016 TOUR

The Good for a Good Time Tour Featuring Special Guests Dan + Shay and Michael Ray Begins June 3 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — (January 20, 2016) – Three-time GRAMMY Award winner Darius Rucker will kick off his 2016 Good for a Good Time Tour in Tampa, Fla. on June 3. The Good for a Good Time Tour will feature opening acts Dan + Shay, who are celebrating their first No. 1 single with “Nothin’ Like You” and rising country singer Michael Ray, who was the only new male country artist of 2015 to have a No. 1 single in 2015, with “Kiss You in the Morning.” Over 30 stops across the country have been announced so…

Town Creek Indian Mound – Mt. Gilead, NC

The occupation of the Town Creek site by Native Americans goes back 10,000 years. Around 1200 CE the development of the earth mound began, huts were constructed, and a stockade was erected around the site for protection. During this time, burials and special ceremonies were performed at Town Creek. The earth mound itself was used as a burial site and a meeting place for ceremonies. Bodies were buried in different positions inside the mound – some were laid out on their backs, while others were curled on their side into a fetal position, the bodies of infants and children were often placed inside large earthen vessels and buried. The approximately 10 foot tall mound is…

Winter Can’t Stop The Farmer’s Market

Gorgeous Artisan Bread

The farmers market, a place of wholesome goodness and fun.  They are widely touted through the warm balmy days of May through September, but then people forget about all the great produce and locally produced foods that are available year round after the apple harvest is in.  I was guilty of this, but had my memory jogged as I was looking through the paper one day for something to do with my family and saw an ad for the Winter’s Market in Davidson, NC. Davidson is a lovely little college town located just north of Charlotte on I 77.  Incorporated in 1879 this charming town is filled with great parks, shops, and art, and hidden…

And One Thing Lead To Another….

                    Today (January 27th, 2012), I decided to visit my local art museum and see what they offered.  Since the closing of the Fayetteville Museum, I have wondered where they would now showcase the art of the triangle community. After some searching, I came across two right here in Fayetteville. I will proudly admit my dear readers that I am very “cheap” when it comes to finding entertainment and new things to do. The first place I stumbled upon was Cape Fear Studios which was actually established in 1989 and features national and local artists.  It seemed small and not really fitting the idea of what I deemed a “gallery”. With that frame…

Observation: Style

Last week we brought you the Double-breasted peacoat and it didn’t dawn on us that everyone doesn’t have a dressed style.  So this week were bringing you a style that’s so versatile that anyone in any professional can personalize it. Whether a business executive or a part-time retail associate; the leather bomber jacket fits into anyone’s wardrobe. Originating from the the early 20th century the leather bomber jacket was first introduced to the early aviators as a form of protection against the elements. Due to the fact that their aircrafts didn’t have insulated chambers, an insulated jacket was necessary. First-made with sheepskin, as an insulated material, there are now many variations of the style so…

Daniel Stowe Botanic Gardens “Orchid Spectacular” Takes You Away From The Winter Blues

Living Archways

Just outside of Belmont, North Carolina there are over 100 acres of gardens waiting to be explored at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens.  From willow mazes to garden fountains these gorgeously laid out botanic wonders offer a full sensory experience to visitors young and old year round.  However on this cool, rainy January day it was to the Orchid Conservatory to which my family and I slogged through the puddles and drips.  The five story, 8000 square foot conservatory houses thousands of tropical plants including orchids, and it was the orchids that I wanted to see. Starting January 20th and extending to March 18 the Conservatory is hosting it’s “Orchid Spectacular” and spectacular it is. …

Mellow Out With The Mushroom

FAYETTEVILLE, NC-Pizza has become one the americas favorite eats. Anything can go when it comes to pizza, but in a world where glueten free is becoming the norm, what pizza has risen to the challenge (no pun intended)? Now just in case you look at the name of the resturant and decide you would rather not, PLEASE reconsider. Imagine tasting a pizza made from spring water, which does have a distinct taste compared to other doughs made from the tap. Now how about fresh homemade ingridents  like garlic/pasta sauce, a freshly tossed salad, and a friendly atmosphere to boot? Well look no further because the California based resturant has found its way into Fayetteville, and these shroomies know how to…

Book Review: Now, Discover Your Strengths

Now, Discover Your Strengths Authors: Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham & Donald O. Clifton, Ph. D. was written for one primary reason: to start a movement that emphasizes the importance of recognizing an individual’s strengths in an organization and capitalizing on them.  Too often in a managerial position, managers will dictate their employees’ position and tasks within a firm based solely off of an employee’s apparent weaknesses.  However, I believe Buckingham and Clifton make a strong case for the opposite as the book cover implies, “…developing your unique talents and strengths – and those of the people you manage” rather than focusing simply on weaknesses.  The book provides significant…

Observation: Style

Were definitely finally beginning to feel our winter weather and its coming in with a vengeance. With piercing winds and occasional snows its somewhat difficult to dress accordingly to this weather. That’s where we come in! Providing great wardrobe essentials that are easy to style and maintain. There is no reason whatsoever you are not always able to step out with your best foot forward! Now stepping out over these next few days are going to be unbearable, unless however you are properly attired. There’s one featured item that will make sure you’re comfortably warm while showing that you have style, without evening having to try: the Double-breasted jacket. The double-breast is an article of clothing…