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Story by Aaron Greenhood

The Allen Boys of Mount Airy, NC, are sacred steel ambassadors. They mix the sounds of gospel with blues, rock, and country, and are North Carolina’s only touring Sacred Steel band. Guest writer and producer of Grounded, Aaron Greenhood, sat down with bassist Mitchel Fonville and guitarist Camron Moore to learn more about The Allen Boys and Sacred Steel.

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Story by Jeff Aguiar

In observance of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month,Theater & Literature Director, Jeff Aguiar reflects on the nuanced ways in which migration impacts arts and culture.

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North Carolina Arts Council

The May edition of our monthly newsletter is out now.

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North Carolina Arts Council

Jeff Bell has been named as the next director of the North Carolina Arts Council. Bell currently serves as executive director of the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum in Wilson and Arts Innovation coordinator for the city of Wilson. Bell brings more than two decades of arts experience to the role, including leadership positions at 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, CAM Raleigh, and Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

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Story by Brenna McCallum

The arts have been a source of healing during the pandemic. Sharing some stories about that is a fitting way for the North Carolina Arts Council’s Sparks of Light series to close.