Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy CenterDecember 19, 2014 8:00 PM
2 East South Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
The first American orchestra to receive state funding on a continuous basis, the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra was formed in 1932. In its early years, the Symphony served as a WPA project and has continued to serve North Carolina with performances statewide and dedication to providing the state's children with solid musical education. The Symphony was awarded Raleigh's 2007 Medal of Arts on its 75th anniversary of producing exquisite classical music.
Though her life was tragically cut short at just 30 years of age, Patsy Cline nevertheless managed to cement herself as one of country music's all-time great voices during her brief career. Born in Virginia in 1932, Cline (originally born Virginia Patterson Hensley) grew up admiring stars such as Judy Garland and Shirley Temple, beginning to sing herself in her teenage years. By the mid-1950s, her strong, emotive voice had earned her a reputation around Nashville, yielding several appearances on the Grand Ole Opry. Cline's ability to combine pop songwriting appeal with classic country styles made her a crossover sensation, as songs such as "Crazy," "Walkin' After Midnight" and "I Fall to Pieces" topped both the country and pop charts in the US in the early-1960s. She died in a plane crash in Tennessee in 1963, quickly ending her brief but incredibly influential career.
Captain & The Keels, I Was Totally Destroying It, The Roman Spring (Acoustic), Eric + Erica, Zak Domogalla, Aslan Freeman
Deep South The BarDecember 19, 2014 7:00 PM
430 South Dawson Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
I Was Totally Destroying It (IWTDI), is a powerpop quintet from Chapel Hill, North Carolina that self-released their first full-length album in 2007, followed by a tour across the US shortly thereafter. The band has been praised for the strong family dynamic that exists between the band members, as well as for their ability to perfectly emulate the moods of the songs they perform. IWTDI has seen reward and recognition for their songs, some of which have made The Independent Weekly's "Best Songs of the Year" for three consecutive years beginning in 2007.
The Davidson Wildcats represents the athletic programs and
intercollegiate teams of Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. An NCAA Division I school, the college competes in the Southern and Big South Conferences, as well as in the Pioneer Football League. Some of the men's and women's sports programs sponsored by Davidson include baseball, basketball, golf, lacrosse, football, cross country, field hockey, soccer and more.