Archive for October, 2013



Tickets for the 2014 Casino Night and Wine Tasting presented by PNC Arena are $200 each ($115 is tax deductible), and will be available via Ticketmaster, at the PNC Arena Box Office, or by calling (919) 861-5474. All proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the Kids ‘N Community Foundation.

The 2014 Casino Night and Wine Tasting presented by PNC will include wine tasting stations from local wine vendors, and non-cash prize casino games such as poker, blackjack, roulette and craps. Carolina Hurricanes players will act as dealers at the tables during the event, and the team’s coaches and front-office executives will also take part in the evening. The fundraiser includes a full-service food buffet and open bar, and the night will also feature silent and live auctions. The silent auction will include nearly 100 items, highlighted by the popular “player baskets,” which are made by individual players and include their “favorite things.” The live auction will include as many as 10 items and will be headlined by the “Trip with the Team.” The 2013 Casino Night and Wine Tasting raised more than $276,000 for local children’s charities.

The Kids ‘N Community Foundation provides much-needed funding to children’s charities and educational initiatives throughout North Carolina. The Foundation has funded scholarship programs, youth hockey, educational and literacy efforts, children’s health programs, the arts and other youth-related initiatives. In the 2012-13 season, the Kids ‘N Community Foundation donated $436,600 to 26 different children’s charitable organizations in North Carolina. Annually, the Foundation provides cash and in-kind contributions of more than $1 million to charitable and educational programs in North Carolina. Each member of the Hurricanes organization is actively involved in the community, and the Hurricanes take great pride in the ability to have a positive impact in the state. For more information on the Kids ‘N Community Foundation, please visit


Funny of the day…Hilarious Accident Report via Voicemail

Posted: October 28, 2013 by MichaelSmithNC in All, Humor


Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)

Durham, NC

October 28, 2013 (Durham, NC) — Back by popular demand, Grammy® Award-winner Patti LaBelle will grace the DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, stage again on January 11, 2014. Her last performance at DPAC was a sold-out show in April of 2012. This show is presented in partnership with the DOME Group, Inc.

Tickets go on sale November 1 at 10 a.m.:

  • Online at
  • DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
  • / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000

Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on October 31. Joining Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at

Patti LaBelle’s Facebook page states: “A diva is someone who is a perfectionist, who does her best in her craft.”  No truer words have been spoken about her. Whatever Patti LaBelle does, she does it with soul: she is a two-time Grammy® Award-winning singer, a New York Times bestselling author, and a three-time Emmy® Award-nominated actress.

Ms. LaBelle is widely regarded as a queen of rock and soul music. She has spent over 50 years in the music industry. She is best known for her hit songs, including the groundbreaking “Lady Marmalade,” as well as “When You Talk About Love,” “New Attitude,” and her duet with Michael McDonald, “On My Own.”

When not performing, Ms. LaBelle is an author and has written several books including her autobiography Don’t Block the Blessings (1997) and LaBelle Cuisine: Recipes to Sing About (1998), a diabetic cookbook. She has starred in stage and screen productions, including roles in the films A Soldier’s Story (1984) and Beverly Hills Cop (1984), an appearance in the Broadway gospel musical Your Arms Too Short to Box with God (1982) with Al Green and a recurring role in the television series A Different World (1990).

Patti LaBelle is also a humanitarian who devotes much of her time and talent to many charities.

Ender’s Game

12 Years A Slave

Free Birds

Last Vegas


Nashville, Tenn. (Oct. 25, 2013)TNA WRESTLING announced today it is accepting applications for the upcoming Gut Check Seminar in Toledo, Ohio, Saturday, Nov. 9, at the SeaGate Convention Centre.

The two-hour Gut Check Seminar offers instruction and advice from TNA personnel and industry veterans as they evaluate aspiring wrestlers, announcers, managers, valets and referees on promos, drills, simulated matches and in-ring work, with the possibility of earning a spot on the TNA roster.

“The Gut Check Seminars have proven to be a fantastic way for undiscovered talent to get noticed,” said Executive Vice President of Television Production and Talent Relations John Gaburick. “A number of great wrestlers discovered through the Gut Check Seminars have made the TNA roster and are seen by millions of fans around the world each week on IMPACT WRESTLING.”

Recent “Gut Check” winner and the newest Knockout, Lei’D Tapa, who is making her presence known each week on IMPACT WRESTLING airing Thursday nights on Spike TV, came through the ranks of a Gut Check Seminar to earn a TNA contract this past February.

Below are details of the upcoming Gut Check Seminar taking place prior to the IMPACT WRESTLING WORLD TOUR event scheduled for later the same evening in Toledo:

  • SeaGate Convention Centre
  • Saturday, Nov. 9
  • 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 7

Click here to apply for the Toledo Gut Check Seminar. The initial application fee is $20 and space is limited.

Application link –


Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)

Durham, NC

November 24, 2013

A cappella superstars Straight No Chaser will share their “influence” on their North American fall tour, making a stop at DPAC on November 24, 2013. Their new album, Under the Influence, features partnerships with some of pop’s all-time biggest stars from Stevie Wonder to Phil Collins.

Under the Influence sees the acclaimed a cappella group reimagining a selection of their all time favorite songs alongside many of the superstar artists and undisputed music icons that made them famous. Produced by Mark Kibble – a founding member of the legendary a cappella group Take 6 and one of Straight No Chaser’s primary influences – the album includes unprecedented collaborations with some of popular music’s best and brightest – including Phil Collins, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Dolly Parton, Rob Thomas, Seal, and Jason Mraz – as Straight No Chaser put their distinctive and inimitable spin on songs known and loved the world over.



Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)

Durham, NC

November 23, 2013

Presented by 94.7 QDR, Country For Kids will feature live performances from five country stars including:

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the North Carolina Children’s Hospital in the celebratory culmination of the 12th N.C. Children’s Promise Radiothon. The annual Radiothon is UNC Health Care’s largest fundraising event each year, a day full of miraculous stories being broadcast live from the N.C. Children’s Hospital lobby on nearly 20 Curtis Media Group radio stations.



Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)

Durham, NC

November 22, 2013

Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White is best known as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon. White has always been a classic storyteller. His routines relay tales from his real life, ranging from growing up in a small town in Texas to joining the ranks of some of the most successful comedians in America.

He is a certified platinum-selling artist, having sold over 10 million #1 albums; White has been nominated for two Grammy® Awards, and he has consistently been one of the five top-grossing comedians on tour. White’s three Comedy Central stand-up specials are the three top-rated specials in that network’s history.

White has been featured in the major feature films Horrible Bosses and Sex and the City 2 and has a principal role in Jayne Mansfield’s Car, written and directed by Billy Bob Thornton, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February 2012.



Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)

Durham, NC

November 18, 2013

Amos Lee will perform at DPAC on Monday, November 18 with special guest Jessica Lea Mayfield in support of his forthcoming fifth studio album, Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song.

Amos Lee is an American singer-songwriter whose musical style encompasses folk, rock and soul. With his laid-back vocal delivery and acoustic songwriting, Amos draws inspiration from soul music, contemporary jazz and ’70s folk artists like James Taylor.

Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song is the follow-up to Amos’ 2011 album, Mission Bell, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Billboard Rock Albums charts and contained the No. 1 A Triple radio hit “Windows Are Rolled Down.” The new studio album, a 12-song collection recorded in Nashville with Jay Joyce, is the first to feature Lee’s longtime touring band comprising Freddie Berman, Zach Djanikian, Andy Keenan and Jaron Olevsky.


Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

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