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Gospel music festival set for next week

  Comedians compete for the title of Port City’s Top Comic

  Husband and wife combine love of music with love of running for national tour

  First Act: ‘Wolfcrush’ explores adolescent struggles as four teenagers wrestle with sexuality, identity and social standing

  Beergasm, Kissing Cousins, Polygamy Porter and the other beer and wine names the NC ABC rejected

  Common to perform at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

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  Chance of storms inside Thalian Hall is 100 percent Saturday

‘Reprisal’ needs extras with dishevelled and worn appearance

  Leme Nolan performs ‘Love with a Ring Attached’

  Young actor taps his way to a milestone in ‘Billy Elliot’

Hulu announces locally filmed ‘Reprisal’ will premiere on Dec. 6

  First Act: ‘Circle Mirror Transformation’ on stage Wilmington for the first time

  Support the life of Reilly, Airlie Gardens’ working dog

A night of family fun will help support a dog with a job

Upcoming ‘Halloween’ horror movie sequels set to film in Wilmington

'Halloween Kills' and 'Halloween Ends,' upcoming to sequels to 2018's 'Halloween,' will be filmed in Wilmington.

  TheatreNOW’s final act: ‘Clue, the Musical’ marks the beginning of the end

It’s the final act for a beloved theater company in our community

  Talented, young thespians star in ’Thoroughly Modern Millie’ as part of new theater program

Opera House Theatre Company recently launched its Apprentice Theatre, which gives young people a place to showcase their talents

  CASTING CALL: ‘Reprisal’ needs extras with long hair for a ‘Flock of Seagulls’ look

  Woman who worked in Wilmington film industry killed in S.C. crash

  Kenny G, Sheila E. among star performers in Wilson Center’s fall lineup

  ‘Reprisal’ seeks partygoer extras for July 2 shoot

  Casting call: Hulu series ‘Reprisal’ seeks paid extras

  Wilmington-shot ‘Swamp Thing’ canceled less than a week after premiere

  Hulu’s ‘Reprisal’ set to film first season in Wilmington

The series is expected to premiere on the streaming service later this year.

Filmmakers boycott Georgia over ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill; will they return to North Carolina?

Film leaders in Wilmington say it is too soon to tell if outrage over an abortion law in Georgia will send projects to North Carolina.

  Wilmington middle schooler to honor former teammate Jaylon McKenzie at school dance

Aliam Appler wants to make one final completion to Jaylon McKenzie, a former teammate who was fatally shot after leaving a party the day of his middle school dance.

  Jason Fosdick: How demo reels in pizza boxes launched Foz’s radio career (”1on1 with Jon Evans” podcast)

Jason Fosdick, better known as 'Foz' from the "Foz in the Morning Show starring Michaela" on Z107.5FM, is the guest on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast.

  Report: ‘Teen Mom 2’ star released by MTV over alleged dog killing

MTV made the decision after her husband, David Eason, reportedly shot and killed their family dog, Nugget, at their home in Riegelwood.

  Here’s everything you need to know about the 2019 Cape Fear Comedy Festival

Around 50 of the country’s best stand-up comedians, including several living in Wilmington, will perform May 9-12 at the 10th annual Cape Fear Comedy Festival.

  Music on Market presents 'Nunsense the Musical’

Nunsense the Musical May 3,4,5 at Saint Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church

An interview about comedy, hotels, oranges and much more with Cape Fear Comedy Festival headliner Maria Bamford

Imagine being a lifelong basketball fan and getting to talk hoops with Michael Jordan or loving movies and bending Martin Scorsese’s ear. That’s what it was like for me when I interviewed Maria Bamford.

  ‘Swamp Thing’ teaser trailer drops on heels of show ending production early in Wilmington

DC Universe’s Swamp Thing will end production earlier than expected in Wilmington, according to crew members working on the project.

Hari Kondabolu comes back to Wilmington for shows at Dead Crow Comedy Room

Kondabolu said he has been getting more personal in his writing and on stage, telling jokes about himself and his family.

Locally-filmed television series ‘Swamp Thing’ set to premiere May 31

According to multiple media reports, DC Entertainment announced during WonderCon in Anaheim, Calif., over the weekend that Swamp Thing will launch on May 31.

Local law enforcement holds Public Safety Day in Kure Beach

A combination of law enforcement and safety groups from around the area came together today in support of public safety at Fort Fisher.

  Local artists host art show, encourage customers to buy local

Local artists showed off their work at the tenth Made in NC showcase hosted by the Brooklyn Arts Center.

  A Sunday sweet tooth: Wilmington Dessert Market

The Wilmington Dessert Market had to open early to due the push for a sweets craving from neighbors.

'Swamp Thing’ looking for paid extras during filming March 13-14

Swamp Thing, a Warner Bros. series, wants adults from ages mid-20s to 60s for filming of CDC headquarters scenes.

Cast your vote for WDI charity partners in Downtown Concert Series

When music fans attend performances during the Downtown Concert Series this year, they will not only get to enjoy the shows but also help support local charities.

Local musician makes finals during Amateur Night at the Apollo competition

Since he was a young boy, Ian Davis has had hopes and dreams of singing at the Apollo, the world famous theater in Harlem. Last week, those hopes and dreams came true.

Untappd to hold its first beer festival at Bank of America Stadium

Untappd, a craft beer app based in Wilmington, will hold its first-ever beer festival in May. The event is expected to bring together beer enthusiasts and brewers from around the world.

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons concert canceled

Despite trying to reschedule for almost five months, the Wilson Center announced Monday that it has canceled the Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons concert.

  Friends With Benefits Charities teams up with One Tree Hill members for fundraiser

One Tree Hill cast members returned Sunday to Wilmington, where the show was filmed, to help raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and The Girls Project.

  Abigail Spencer pilot picked up for full season to be filmed in Wilmington

A TV show starring Abigail Spencer, which filmed its pilot in Wilmington, will return to film its first full season.

  New Hanover County leaders take steps to revive film industry

They’re looking for a sequel. Elected leaders are taking the first steps to bring the film industry back to New Hanover County.

Local comedians take center stage in Wilmington this weekend

Four Wilmington-area stand-up comedians — Wills Maxwell, Billy Raim, Brian Piccolo and Matt Coghlan — are the headline acts Friday and Saturday night with several other locals opening on each show.

Sarah McLachlan to perform at CFCC’s Wilson Center in February

Sarah McLachlan, the multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, will be hitting the stage at Cape Fear Community College’s Wilson Center in February.

  Sensory-friendly Santa event for children of all abilities

The Autism Society of North Carolina- New Hanover County chapter is partnering with Santa Cares to provide a visit with Santa for children of all ages and abilities.

  ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ delivers fast-paced holiday cheer

A holiday classic is coming to the stage this weekend at Cape Fear Community College's Wilson Center.

’American Pie’ singer/songwriter Don McLean coming to Wilson Center

A Hall of Fame songwriter, McLean released American Pie in 1971. It became a No. 1 single in the United States and was voted one of the top five songs of the century by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Recording Industry Association of America.

Fresh off doing shows for the troops, Erica Rhodes returns to Wilmington

While Wilmington doesn’t compare in size or profile to her adopted hometown of Los Angeles or her native Boston, Erica Rhodes said she is looking forward to returning to Wilmington after performing here for the first time last summer.

  After near cancellation due to Florence, ‘Swamp Thing’ filming expected to infuse $55 million into local economy

The series, which will air exclusively on DC Universe, began filming Wednesday with plans to continue through the next several weeks.

DeAnne Smith concluding first trip to NC with weekend shows in Wilmington

With one fun North Carolina show under her belt, DeAnne Smith is ready to continue her first-ever visit to the Tar Heel State with an enjoyable Wilmington weekend.

‘Swamp Thing’ set to begin filming next week

DC Entertainment’s Swamp Thing television series will begin filming in Wilmington next week, according to a permit application released by the city on Wednesday.

Cast and crew of one TV show says goodbye while a new show announces its title character

'Swamp Thing' begins filming next week in Wilmington. The new show cast its title character. Meantime, the stars of 'Good Behavior' are saying goodbye to the cast and crew in Wilmington.

  Casting call: ‘Swamp Thing’ in need of recurring extras

The first scene will include a large community with many townspeople. The series is in need of men and women, any ethnicity, ages 15 to 70s to portray everything from the town’s politicians to local fishermen.

‘Swamp Thing’ casting call: police officers & firefighters

Cameras will start rolling this month on 'Swamp Thing.'

  WPD providing extra security at screening of ‘Who Will Write Our History?’

UNCW Jewish studies professor Jerrod Tanny joined Jon Evans on WECT News Now Friday to discuss the movie

  Ranking the worst Halloween candies

Almost everybody loves Snickers bars and there are probably a few other sweet treats most people can agree are great, but what are the worst candies to get on Halloween?

After getting advice from her heroes, Lisa Best carved her own comedy path

This will be Best’s first trip to Wilmington and Dead Crow, but the club’s reputation precedes her visit to our neck of the woods.

Two local comedians open for Lucas Bros.

Drew Harrison and Alli Coleman will open for the Lucas Brothers for a pair of shows at the Dead Crow Comedy Room on Saturday night.

  Hundreds attend Carolina Beach Parks and Recreation Halloween Festival

The event was for all goblins and ghouls ages 12 years old and under, and hundreds dressed in costume gathered for the fun.

Wilmington holds its 11th annual zombie walk

Cape Fear drama students gathered downtown at the Calico Room to paint faces for the 11th annual zombie walk.

MDA to host fourth annual Toast to Life Gala

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is hosting the 4th annual Toast to Life Gala Friday.

Local filmmaker addressing ‘civics illiteracy’ by making documentary about the Constitution

David Garrigus is trying to counteract what he calls “civics illiteracy” by making a movie about one of the most important documents in American history.

Boyz II Men, Neil Sedaka coming to Wilmington

Four-time Grammy award-winners Boyz II Men are scheduled to perform on May 31 and Sedaka, whose career spans six decades, has a show scheduled for June 21. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. for both performances.

  Wrestling show to benefit Florence victims in Atkinson

Professional wrestling return to the area to benefit victims displaced by Hurricane Florence

After canceling performances due to hurricane, ‘Pippin’ primed for opening night

Like many, some in the cast and crew of Pippin evacuated their homes during Hurricane Florence.

TV series set to shoot in Wilmington picks female lead

Crystal Reed has been chosen as the female lead in Swamp Thing, a television series which is scheduled to be filmed in Wilmington.

Nate Craig to fine tune his newest hour in Wilmington before upcoming album taping

Nate Craig was in no hurry to leave Wilmington the last time he was here and during a Tuesday afternoon phone interview, he said he is eager to return.

  Port City's Top Comic calls his victory 'lucky' but it was deserved

During his years of participating in Port City's Top Comic contest, Brian Piccolo has known the feeling of not doing well, finishing in the top three and this year, winning.

  Check out a hobby with a lot of buzz

A club hopes to recruit more people to take on beekeeping.

  Bald Head Island invites you to explore there this fall

Bald Head Island invites you to explore the island in the coming months and take advantage of cooler fall weather and the exodus of the summer crowds.

  Looking for laughs? Check out Port City's Top Comic competition this weekend

The 11th annual Port City's Top Comic competition kicks off Friday night at Dead Crow Comedy Room and by Sunday night, a winner will be crowned.

'Last Comic Standing' winner returns to Wilmington for weekend shows

Alonzo Bodden has mixed memories of performing at what veteran stand-up comedians like him call C rooms.

  Cameron Art Museum goes high tech

CAM has welcomed teamLab to build one of the museum's showrooms as a sensory and touch-based exhibit aimed at younger art enthusiasts.

  'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance' is classic western tale of good versus evil

It's rare to see a Western on stage in Wilmington, especially one that isn't a musical.

Port City band spreading positivity with its music named best hip-hop group

The band is performing Friday at 10 p.m. at the Calico Room in downtown Wilmington and its best hip-hop group trophy will be on display.

  Wilmington Jewish Film Festival features drama, documentary, comedy

A drama, a documentary and a comedy will be featured during the Wilmington Jewish Film Festival's third summer series, which begins Thursday.

  Female powered 'Steel Magnolias' features some of Wilmington's best actresses

Steel Magnolias follows a group of women who are as "delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel." The stage play is coming to Cape Fear Academy's Erin E. McNeill Fine Arts Center beginning Friday, Aug. 3.

Comedian Tony Woods makes rare return to southeastern NC

Tony Woods' return to North Carolina began on a somber note, but he plans on ending the trip with laughter.