What’s in a Name?

Folks who came out to May 27’s Robert Randolph and the Family Band performance at Throne Theater likely noticed some changes. Randolph played on a newly resurfaced stage; new risers were installed to improve line-of-sight from the balcony; new sound systems and equipment were among the renovations new owner Dr. Damian Brezinski has implemented in recent weeks. “We’re getting to new bathrooms,” Brezinski quips of … Continue reading What’s in a Name?

Be The Change

Published in encore magazine, May 17, 2017 Robert Randolph and the Family Band just released their fifth studio album, “Got Soul,” in February 2017. During a recent phone interview with encore, Randolph admitted the record was just as fun to make as it is to listen to. When it comes to recording, he has it down to a simple science: “When everybody starts smiling and … Continue reading Be The Change

Budget Meeting Backlash

Published in encore magazine, May 23, 2017 “One guy said, ‘You probably don’t give a crap what my opinion is…,’” Commissioner Skip Watkins said over the phone, as he quoted a recent voicemail from a constituent. The constituent called in regards to changing the public comment period for the recent budget cuts reflected in New Hanover County’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2017-18. “Close to … Continue reading Budget Meeting Backlash