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NC State’s D.H. Hill: Home to the World’s First Electric Guitar

The hallway between the Learning Commons and the Special Collections Silent Reading Room in NC State’s D.H. Hill Library is used to exhibit various artifacts from the NC State Library’s special collections.

Among other things in the new display is what is believed to be the world’s first fully electric guitar.

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Let There Be Light (and Color!)

Goodnight Raleigh is happy to announce that the celebrated light sculpture, Color Wall, created in 1972 by renowned Raleigh artist and beloved College of Design professor, Joe Cox, will soon once again bedazzle Hillsborough Street. The Color Wall will be relit at a public event during the official reopening and dedication of Hillsborough Street celebration to be held on Sept. 25. You can visit the Color Wall Web site for more information. Goodnight Raleigh will keep our readers posted as details of the public re-lighting are finalized.

The (Almost) Brickyard Flash Dance Party/Rave

On Sunday night around midnight, several thousand NC State students converged on the Brickyard for a Flash dance party/rave which spread via word of mouth and Facebook. It was quickly shut down by Campus Police, citing a lack of permits.

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