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Buick MacKane Band
Sat, 29 Nov 2014 20:00:00 +0000

Age Limit: 21+

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When: Nov 29, 2014 8:00:00 PM in Shelby, North Carolina

NANTUCKET - w/ Seneca Guns & Groove Fetish
Sat, 29 Nov 2014 20:00:00 +0000

NANTUCKET w/ Seneca Guns & Groove Fetish $10 adv | $15 day of
Doors: 8pm | Show: 8:30pm
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Nantucket

Seneca Guns
Groove Fetish

$10 adv | $15 day of
Doors: 8pm | Show: 8:30pm
Biography:

Nantucket, originally from Jacksonville, NC, formed in 1969 as a Soul / R&B cover group called Stax of Gold. They later re-named themselves Nantucket Sleighride after the album and song by the Leslie West led rock group Mountain, who are best known for their classic “Mississippi Queen”. Later dropping Sleighride from their name, Nantucket were signed to Epic Records in 1977. The band celebrated the 35th anniversary of the release of Nantucket’s self titled debut album throughout the 2013 season. During their shows they performed every song from the album, which included their massive hit “Heartbreaker” as well as other classics such as “Born In A Honkytonk”, “She’s No Good”, “Never Gonna Take Your Lies” and “Quite Like You”.

 

Following the release of their debut album, Nantucket went on to share the stage with the most popular bands of the day, from AC/DC to Yes. While maintaining a demanding touring schedule, they also managed to record two more solid albums for Epic Records in 1979 and 1980 consecutively. Your Face Or Mine? and Long Way To The Top were very pleasing to their fans around the world by giving them potential hits such as “I Live For Your Love”, “California”, “Time Bomb”, “Too Much Wrong In The Past” and more. However, due to changes in management at Epic, Nantucket became lost in the shuffle. Even though they recorded two more popular albums for the RCA and Executive labels in 1983 and 1984, they were unable to break through to achieve the “Superstar” status that so many other groups they shared the stage with had attained. But, Nantucket’s story did not end with a bitter breakup like most bands that have fallen prey to similar music business pitfalls.

 

Changes in personnel did occur within the group but, the band pressed on while maintaining an active touring schedule. In 1988, the original lineup began a string of reunion shows that lead to what many consider to be their best album. Still Live, After All These Years, is a live concert recording from 1991. Upon it’s release, the album was awarded a five star rating from the notable rock magazine Kerrang. The album confirmed what Nantucket’s fans had been saying for years, Nantucket is a force to be reckoned with on the live music stage. Their classic material, as well as some newer compositions, presented in the live format on the album breathed new life into the songs for the fans which in turn breathed new life into a band that the music industry had all but written off.

 

Nantucket has never lost sight of the most important element that propelled them and their music to securing the almighty recording contract with Epic Records way back in 1977… THEIR FANS. Nantucket is a band for the everyday working class folks who believe that hard work will payoff, even if it means working hard everyday for 35 years to reach a goal. If not for the hard core fans around the world that continue to come to the shows and send messages of respect and love for the music, this band would have surely turned in their two weeks notice long ago. A career of 35 years for many people usually calls for retirement but, not for the guys in Nantucket. They continue to work hard and remain very popular with their fan base while maintaining a legacy of great music. In the recent years leading up to the 35th anniversary of their first album, their hard work is paying off as they have been riding a wave a recognition within their home state of North Carolina. The band was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Charlotte Music Awards in 2008. In 2012 they were inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame where they are now among other notable legendary stars such as James Taylor, Andy Griffith, Ronnie Milsap, Charlie Daniels, Ben E. King, Doc Watson, George Clinton, John Coletrane, Tori Amos and more. Their latest release, You Need A Ride To Raleigh, has garnered them several award nominations within various Carolina music communities.

 

They have been touring over the years while maintaining most of their original members, which is a feat most groups are typically unable to do. Since Nantucket’s inception, the band has boasted some of the most prolific musicians ever brought together in one group such as brothers Larry Uzzell on vocals, trumpet, harmonica and percussion and Mike Uzzell on bass, keyboards and vocals along with lead songwriter and guitarist Tommy Redd, who also provides vocals, and saxophonist Eddie Blair, who offers up keyboard and vocal skills as well. Nantucket, for quite some time, has boasted longtime powerhouse drummer Jason Patterson, who is a founding member of the popular 1990’s rock group Cry Of Love. The newest member of Nantucket is guitarist virtuoso Ronnie Waters who, as a true master of his craft, became an instant fan favorite.

 

Nantucket has had a phenomenal live career as a headline act as well as an opening act for many of the most notable names in Rock N’ Roll. The following are just some of the artists they have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with:

AC/DC
The Allman Brothers Band
Jeff Beck
Boston
The Cars
The Charlie Daniels Band
Cheap Trick
The Doobie Brothers
Foreigner
Heart
Journey
KISS
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Meatloaf
Mother’s Finest
Ted Nugent
REO Speedwagon
The Romantics
Wet Willie
Yes
38 Special
And the list goes on…
Nantucket will be the subject of a new documentary that is currently in production. They have also entered the recording studio to give their fans new music. A live video and CD release is also in production. In many ways, celebrating the 35th anniversary of their first album has started another new and exciting chapter in a career that has truly been a thrill ride… and what a ride it has been.



When: Nov 29, 2014 8:00:00 PM in Wilmington, North Carolina

Checkers 5K Run & Walk
Sat, 29 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000

Registration is now open for the third annual Charlotte Checkers 5K Run & Walk, which will take place Saturday, Nov. 29. The race, which benefits the Checkers Charitable Foundation, is on a certified course that will begin and end at Pearle St. Park just south of uptown Charlotte and includes a post-race party presented by Bud Light. The early-bird cost for registration (now until Nov. 7) is $30 and includes a ticket to that night’s Checkers game, a performance t-shirt and goodie bag. The registration price increases to $35 on Nov. 8 and to $40 on the day of the race. Participants will also have the opportunity to purchase additional tickets to that night’s Checkers game for $15 each. The event will also feature a Fun Run for kids, presented by Family Talk. Registration for the Fun Run is $5 and includes a special Checkers medal for all participants. The post-race party will feature snacks, drinks and music. Additionally, Chubby and the CheckMates will be on hand to cheer on participants.

When: Nov 29, 2014 8:00:00 AM to Nov 29, 2014 10:00:00 AMin Charlotte, North Carolina
Cost: August 13-November 7: $30 August 8-November 25: $35 Day of race: $40 Fun run: $5

Stefan Duncan's America's Spirit Exhibition
Sat, 29 Nov 2014 17:30:00 +0000

 

Come join us for Stefan Duncan's Solo Exhibit of America's famous icons and landscapes. Stefan is known as the “American Van Gogh” and the creator of the art style called “Squiggleism”. The invite includes: celebrating Stefan's Birthday. Music. Drink. Food. Door prizes. The America's Spirit show portrays American icons who are “morphed into trees”, such as Stephen King, Patty Duke, Willie Nelson, Native American, Ronald Regan, Bob Dylan, and even a Harley Motorcycle. There will also be landscape paintings of Lake Waccamaw and Angel Oak in Stefan’s unique and beautiful Squiggleism style. Best part of all; this is just simply being a gathering of friends. We are sending out invitations now. Let us know if you are interested in coming.

 

 

 

 



When: Nov 29, 2014 5:30:00 PM to Nov 29, 2014 9:00:00 PMin Charlotte, North Carolina

Transactors Improv: For Families!
Sat, 29 Nov 2014 18:00:00 +0000

I’m Stuffed–Let’s Play, Transactors’ Thanksgiving-themed family show, will focus on eating lots and playing more! This 45-minute performance features short improv scenes based on YOUR suggestions. The content is appropriate for children (K-8) and adults–and adults who act like children.

 

Audience member Jen writes, “Shane has officially caught the improv bug. He surprised me by volunteering to go up on stage at the Transactors for Families show this evening. All the way home, he said he wants to do more improv and that he loved it.”

 

The cast includes director Anoo Brod, Steve Scott, and Jane Allen Wilson.



When: Nov 29, 2014 6:00:00 PM in Carrboro, North Carolina

Drinks & Networking Event at Hanson Bridgett - San Francisco, CA
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:30:00 +0000

Join the Duke Law Club of Northern California for an after-hours networking event which is being sponsored by Brett Gladstone L'83 of Hanson Bridgett LLP. Get reacquainted with old classmates and network with some of the more than 500+ Duke Law Alumni and Other Duke Alumni-Attorneys who or work in the Bay Area. Hanson Bridgett is generously providing Free Food & Drinks. Hanson Bridgett is located at 425 Market Street. Sponsored by the Duke Law Club of Northern California. For more information, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

When: Feb 4, 2015 6:30:00 PM in Durham, North Carolina

Sound Studies Workshop 4: Sound, Situated
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:00 +0000

The Audiovisualities lab invites graduate and undergraduate students to Sonic Perspectives. This workshop series aims to introduce students and scholars interested in sound to the emerging field of sound studies. Housed at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Audiovisualities is directed by Duke faculty Guo-Juin Hong and Jacqueline Waeber.

When: Feb 26, 2015 5:00:00 PM in Durham, North Carolina

Sound Studies Workshop 5: Bridging Writing & Production
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:00:00 +0000

The Audiovisualities lab invites graduate and undergraduate students to Sonic Perspectives. This workshop series aims to introduce students and scholars interested in sound to the emerging field of sound studies. Housed at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Audiovisualities is directed by Duke faculty Guo-Juin Hong and Jacqueline Waeber.

When: Mar 19, 2015 5:00:00 PM in Durham, North Carolina

Sound Studies Workshop 3: Sonic Pedagogies
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 17:00:00 +0000

The Audiovisualities lab invites graduate and undergraduate students to Sonic Perspectives. This workshop series aims to introduce students and scholars interested in sound to the emerging field of sound studies. Housed at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Audiovisualities is directed by Duke faculty Guo-Juin Hong and Jacqueline Waeber.

When: Feb 5, 2015 5:00:00 PM in Durham, North Carolina

SSRI/DuPRI Seminar Series ~ TBD
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:30:00 +0000

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When: Apr 9, 2015 3:30:00 PM in Durham, North Carolina