Alive at Five Concerts Move to Jaycee Park
Alive at Five Concerts Move to Jaycee Park
Starting on Friday, May 2nd, the Alive at Five free concert series will move its location to Jaycee Park, 807 Shepard St. on the Morehead City waterfront. Tom Kies, executive director of the Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association (DMCRA) said, “We’re going to try something a little different this summer. We loved having the concerts at Katherine Davis Park but it was always a logistical challenge. Jaycee Park has a stage, bathrooms and power and it’s an absolutely beautiful waterfront location. Just like in past years, the Alive at Five concerts are free and family-friendly.”
Dependable Taxi will be the first band to play, on Friday, May 2, from 5pm to 8pm at Jaycee Park. Dependable Taxi is made of up local, long-time musicians who are amassing a large, loyal following. Rob Blackwell on vocals and guitar, Andy Wright on drums and vocals, Mark Hibbs on guitar, Timmie Raynor III on bass and Will Weltman on keyboards specialize in ‘soulful rock’ and in getting a crowd on their feet and dancing.
North Carolina native, Emily Minor will be the headlining act at the second Alive at Five Concert taking place on Friday, June 6th. Known as the fresh new face of country, Ms. Minor first grabbed attention when she was in the top fifty finalists of Fox’s hit series, American Idol. She’s currently living in Nashville where she’s writing and recording music. Emily Minor’s self-titled EP is a lively collection of convincing stories, undeniable emotions and astounding vocals that is as honest and lovable as Ms. Minor is herself. Having written four out of the six recorded songs, Ms. Minor is quickly catching the interest of new listeners and impressing significant members of the music industry.
Then, on Thursday, June 19th, Spare Change rocks the waterfront. Spare Change, based in LaGrange, NC got their start in 2002 as a 4 piece group made up of friends. Traveling throughout the southeast, Spare Change has grown into one of the most sought after bands in the market. Playing Rock, Country, Beach, Funk, Rap and Classic Rock, Spare Change is always a crowd pleasing hit.
Liquid Pleasure comes to Alive at Five on Thursday, July 3rd. The Liquid Pleasure band has been playing for over twenty years and has toured with Hootie and the Blowfish and REM. They’ve been paired with Chuck Berry, Eddie Floyd and Ben E. King and then later with Whitney Houston, the Four Tops, the Temptations and Aretha Franklin. Liquid Pleasure performed at President Bill Clinton’s Inaugural Ball as well as President George W. Bush and for events for the Ravens football team as well as the Panthers and the Hornets. Liquid Pleasure will get you dancing with their extensive song list encompassing Beach Music, Rock, Top 40, Motown and all the standards that crowds love. For more information go to the band’s website www.liquidpleasureband.com.
Then performing on Thursday, July 17th, the Mikele Buck band, an Eastern North Carolina based band that was formed in 2003 by lead singer/songwriter Mikele Buck. The Mikele Buck band has shared the stage with such nationally renowned acts as Aaron Tippin, Joe Nichols, Jeff Bates, Trent Tomlinson, Bucky Covington, and most recently Jason Aldean.
On Friday, August 1st, Band of Oz returns to take the Morehead City waterfront by storm.
The Band of Oz was originally formed in 1967 as a part-time band playing fraternity parties and high school proms all over the South. In 1977 the band went on the road full time. Since that time the band has made an exceptional name for itself throughout the Southeast by playing the top clubs and corporate parties and getting excellent reviews along the way. For several years the group has been a guest on most of the major beach concerts in the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia.
The band recorded their first song, Shaggin’, in 1978. It has become a beach classic. In 1982 at the Beach Music Awards, the Band of Oz was presented with an award for Best Group and one of their songs, Ocean Boulevard, was voted Best Beach Record of that year. In 1984 the band released Keep Keeping It Up, their first album. One More Step, their second album, was released in the summer of 1989. 1995 brought the release of the band’s third album, Let It Roll, one of the most successful beach music records of all time.
At the 1995 Cammy Awards, Let It Roll took album of the year and Shama Lama Ding Dong was named song of the year. The band also walked away with Group of the Year. At the 1996 awards, the band took home awards for Best Ballad and Best Live Recording. The Band of Oz again received an award for Best Group and was inducted into the Beach Music Hall of Fame at the 1997 Cammy Awards.
Then Jupiter Jones kicks off the Labor Day weekend. Jupiter Jones, a five piece band that won Best Band by Greenville’s Mixer Magazine three years in a row, will rock the downtown Morehead City waterfront on Friday, August 29th. Jupiter Jones is comprised of experienced, multi-talented former members of other local bands like Spare Change and the Victor Hudson Band. They play an entertaining mixture of rock, country, beach, 80’s, 90’s and dance music from the oldies up to today’s hottest hits. The band makes good use of violin, guitar and keyboards along with both female and male lead singers.
The Alive at Five concerts are sponsored by R. A. Jeffrey’s and Bud Light, the Boathouse at Front Street Village, Collins, Inc. at Front Street Village, Crystal Coast Boats, Bob 93.3, WRNS 95.1, Wells Fargo, Twice the Ice, Potash Corp of Aurora, Chalk and Gibbs Insurance, Portside Marina, Sound Bank, Starling Marine, Trident Funding and Coastal Press. The concerts are hosted by the Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association (DMCRA). Beverages will be available, no coolers allowed.
The DMCRA is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring Morehead City to a vibrant economic, cultural, historic, social and recreational center. In conjunction with the City of Morehead, the DMCRA stages the Morehead City July 4th Fireworks program as well as the Christmas parade and the Crystal Coast Boat Show. For more information about Alive at Five or any other activities call 808-0440 or go to www.downtownmoreheadcity.com.
Hershey’s Track and Field Program
New Bern High School
The New Bern Parks and Recreation Department is beginning registration for our Hershey’s Track and Field Program. Boys and Girls ages 9 to 14 can participate. We will be hosting a local meet in June at New Bern High School. Winners will advance to the Eastern Region Meet to be held in June in Havelock N.C. First practice meets on April 22nd for participants to prepare for their events.
Some of the events include: 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, standing broad jump and softball throw. Parents may sign up their child at the West New Bern Recreation Center, located at: 1225 Pine Tree and pay a $5.00 fee.
Parents may also download the form from www.newbern-nc.org and bring it to the center.
For more information please contact Gus Hill at 639-2908.
Hatteras Storytelling Festival: Yarn Tellin', Foot Tappin', Hatteras Style
Hatteras Village - Outer Banks
Join OUR STATE for the 2nd Annual Hatteras Storytelling Festival: Yarn Tellin', Foot Tappin', Hatteras Style
May 2 - 4, 2014
Hatteras Village - Outer Banks
Featuring storytelling with:
Clyde Edgerton - novelist, musician, and storyteller
Bland Simplson - author, storyteller, professor, and member of The Red Clay Ramblers
Clifford Swain - motivational speaker, educator, musician, and storyteller
Kevin Duffus - historian, author, and storyteller
Ben Cherry - storyteller, A.K.A. Blackbeard the Pirate
Rodney Kemp - Fish House Liar, N.C. Historian of the Year
James Charlet - local historian, storyteller
Nu-Blu - nationally-known bluegrass group from Siler City, N.C.
Banjo Island - bluegrass group from Hatteras Island, Lots of local storytellers
A Taste of the Village - registration night - enjoy various culinary delights of Hatteras Village
This project is funded in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.
For more information please visit www.HatterasYarns.com or call (252) 986-2109.
For information on where to stay on Hatteras Island, please visit outerbanks.org
Greene Lamp Head Start Now Accepting Pre-Kindergarten Applications For 2014-2015 School Year
8:00am – 4:00pm
309 Summit Ave and 1001 E. Highland Ave in Kinston
Snow Hill office located at 110 S. E. First St.
Greene Lamp Head Start is now accepting Pre-Kindergarten applications for the 2014-2015 school year for children in Lenoir and Greene Counties. The child must be three or four years of age by August 31, 2014. Transportation is available to children enrolled in the program based on need and availability.
Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm.
To complete the application, the following items are required:
-Proof of child’s birth (i.e. Birth Certificate)
-Proof of Income for 2013 (i.e. tax return, W-2 form, TANF, SSI, child Support).
Any questions, please call the Family Engagement and Community Partnership staff in Kinston at (252) 527-5252 or Snow Hill at (252) 747-8146.