Author archives: Brooke Kavit

  • Planning the Festival Trail

    May 1, 12 • 1081 Views • ARTSY SMARTSY, Music2 Comments

    Though Coachella may have passed (along with a Tupac hologram appearance, courtesy of Snoop and Dre’s highly talked-about desert showdown), it doesn’t mean music festivals near and far aren’t happening with as much gangsterly appeal—OK, well maybe...

  • Heading to the Polls:

    May 1, 12 • 1589 Views • COVER STORY3 Comments

    5/8: Amendment One Vote 5/3: Emma’s Revolution CD Release Party, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, $18-$20 4313 Lake Ave. 5/5: Statewide rally at NC Capitol Building, Raleigh • noon On may 8th North Carolinians will head to the polls and vote on...

  • Sing a Li’l Ditty

    Apr 25, 12 • 1662 Views • ARTSY SMARTSY, TheaterNo Comments

    Lend Me a Tenor Thalian Hall • 310 Chestnut St 4/25-29, 5/4-6, 8 p.m. Sun. matinees, 3 p.m. Tickets: $23 – $25 • thalianhall.com Opera House Theatre Company’s latest production, “Lend Me a Tenor,” will have audiences rolling with laughter. The...

  • Celebrating Women

    Apr 25, 12 • 808 Views • EXTRA! EXTRA!, FEATURENo Comments

    Encore readers likely are familiar with our very own Gwenyfar Rohler. Not only does she keep the shelves at Old Books on Front Street well stocked, but she’s the mastermind behind our Live Local column and numerous theatre reviews. She’s also a 2012...

  • Fake It ‘Til You Make It

    Apr 17, 12 • 1197 Views • News, NEWS & VIEWSNo Comments

    Oceana NC presents mock oil spill and wind farm Fri., 4/20 • Riverfront Park • 11 a.m. Rally against seismic testing Thurs., 4/26 • Hilton Riverside • 6 p.m. www.oceana.org It’s hard to believe it’s been two years since images from the Deepwater...

  • Fit for a Queen

    Apr 10, 12 • 1613 Views • Azalea Festival 2012, COVER STORYNo Comments

    Queen’s Coronation Wed., 4/11, 3 p.m. • Free Riverfront Park, downtown Wilmington Ericka Dunlap is no stranger to the spotlight; her titles as Miss Florida and Miss America have cemented her regal status. Now, she’s set to receive one of Wilmington’s...

  • Foodie Philanthropy

    Apr 3, 12 • 2033 Views • Food Features, GRUB & GUZZLENo Comments

    GiveIt4Ward and Circa 1922 Fund-raising efforts through 4/30 Circa 1922 • 8 North Front Street www.GiveIt4Ward.org Forget the black-tie fund-raisers and gala hopping; for folks in Wilmington, giving back is as easy as heading downtown for a fantastic meal....

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    The Air We Breathe

    Mar 20, 12 • 1088 Views • News, NEWS & VIEWSNo Comments

    Whether working on a tan or walking down the strand, encore readers know that Wrightsville Beach is the place to have a little fun in the sun. For some, the sandy shores are also the perfect place to smoke, but locals felt that too many cigarette butts were...

  • One Step Closer

    Mar 13, 12 • 1285 Views • News, NEWS & VIEWS1 Comment

    The news came like a punch in the stomach to those who have been fighting against the proposed Titan Cement plant in Castle Hayne for the last three years: The North Carolina Division of Air Quality issued a permit to the company. As of February 29th, Titan...

  • Detectful Aim:

    Mar 6, 12 • 1671 Views • News, NEWS & VIEWS1 Comment

    A victim lies motionless on the streets of Wilmington, bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound to the chest. A matter of seconds can mean life or death in this situation, and police and first-responders rapidly race to his aid in record time. All of this is...