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A Lighting Sighting on Hillsborough Street!

Goodnight Raleigh has received  reports about some colorful activity observed on Hillsborough St. last night. “I saw hundreds — make that, thousands — of colors emanating from the D.H. Hill Library book tower. They were moving back and forth, to and fro, mixing and blending — it was quite a sight!” one passerby told us. No, our source was not experiencing an encounter of the third kind, nor an ‘encounter’ of any other kind. What he witnessed was the first testing of the lighting sequencing of the famed Joe Cox Color Wall.

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Felix Phasmatis: The Ghost of Modern Art

What could be Raleigh’s most enigmatic and shadowy figure is a ghost that goes by the name of Felix Phasmatis. Felix was was kind enough to meet up with me in Downtown Raleigh, despite my lack of belief in ghosts and the supernatural.

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A New Type of Circus in Town

For the past 3 years or so, two good friends of mine have been building their skills and their audience through the performance hybrid of yoga and acrobatics. Aptly named AcroEntertainment, Kaci Torres and Katie Magee have been performing on street corners, in night clubs and warehouses, and at children’s parties and other events. In the past year or so, they’ve been joining up with performers of many stripes to bring a festive and entertaining show — jugglers, hula hoopers, and fire dancers, to name a few. Together, they’ve been bringing the streets and venues of Raleigh a type of performance not yet seen before.

The next couple of months will see even more developments and opportunities for the loose group of performers.

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