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'Wicked Tuna: North vs. South', featuring the Outer Banks, North Carolina fishing industry, premieres on Nat Geo on August 17, 2014.

First Look at Outer Banks on ‘Wicked Tuna: North vs. South’ Revealed [NC Film]

Your first look at the new spin-off of the popular National Geographic Channel (Nat Geo) series Wicked Tuna, filmed on the Outer Banks, has arrived!  Scroll down to check out the first official teaser trailer and a brief sneak peak video below! The original Wicked Tuna follows the cutthroat, high-stakes business of bluefin tuna fishing in Gloucester, Mass., […]

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'The Lost Colony' actors Payne Hopton-Jones and Daniel Gonzalez with Sue Artz on the set of the OBX Entertainment web series ‘OBXE TV’ on July 19, 2014. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

‘OBXE TV’ Episode 20 – ‘Lost Colony’ Actors Payne Hopton-Jones, Daniel Gonzalez [Video]

The 20th episode of our original Outer Banks entertainment news series OBXE TV is now available online, featuring special guests Payne Hopton-Jones and Daniel Gonzalez, actors in the 2014 production of The Lost Colony! Both performers will discuss working in the country’s longest running outdoor symphonic drama and what it’s really like backstage at The Lost Colony‘s historic […]

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The Lovin' Spoonful at Waterside Theatre - July 20, 2014 (photo by OBXentertainment.com)-0039

The Lovin’ Spoonful Outer Banks Concert Highlights [Video / Photo Gallery]

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members The Lovin’ Spoonful performed a tight set of their many hits intermingled with some of their own favorites for an enthusiastic crowd at Waterside Theatre on Roanoke Island on Sunday, July 20. As the sun set behind the intimate home of The Lost Colony, the band members spoke […]

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'The Lost Colony' is performed live at Waterside Theatre on Ronaoke Island, North Carolina every summer since 1937. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

Next On ‘OBXE TV’: Episode 20 Preview – ‘The Lost Colony’ Actors [Video]

On the next episode of our Outer Banks web series OBXE TV, host Sue Artz will welcome this week’s special guests, actors Payne Hopton-Jones and Daniel Gonzalez, of the 2014 production of The Lost Colony! Both performers will discuss working in the country’s longest running outdoor drama and what it’s really like backstage at The […]

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CNN Jockey's Ridge, Nags Head, North Carolina (photo by The Virginian Pilot)

CNN Names Jockey’s Ridge North Carolina’s Top Natural Wonder

CNN has singled out Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head as North Carolina’s ultimate must-see natural wonder of the world in a new list consisting of “50 states, 50 spots”, with one natural landmark named for each state in America. CNN says: “As the United States goes on vacation, CNN is showcasing a natural […]

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Gin Blossoms, Spin Doctors at Roanoke Island Festival Park - July 17, 2014 (photo by OBXentertainment.com)-0204

Gin Blossoms, Spin Doctors, Scars on 45 Concert Highlights [Video / Photo Gallery]

An awesome concert lineup of Gin Blossoms, Spin Doctors, and Scars on 45 took the stage before a huge crowd of fans enjoying a cool night on the lawn at the outdoor pavilion at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo on Thursday, July 17. The event was the final show of the 2014 Brew Thru […]

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Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz make a 'Sex Tape'.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – July 18: ‘Sex Tape’, ‘Anarchy’ To The ‘Rescue’

It’s Anarchy in theaters this week, with a celebrity Sex Tape to the Rescue, while young lovers find The Fault in Our Stars at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of July 18, 2014!  Premiering this Friday at the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo for one week is the drama The Fault in Our Stars […]

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Kate Beckinsale will star in 'The Disappointments Room', to be filmed in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Kate Beckinsale Horror Movie Will Film In Greensboro [NC Film]

A new horror movie starring Kate Beckinsale (Underworld, Total Recall, Pearl Harbor) will be filmed in Greensboro, North Carolina later this year. About a family who moves into a haunted house out in the country, The Disappointments Rooms will star Beckinsale as a mother who begins to question her sanity when she starts seeing ghosts and visions […]

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Outer Banks Restaurant Tours' Duck Walking Tour -includes a stop at Sweet T's Coffee, Beer, and Wine, owned by Stacey Walters.

Snack On The Duck Outer Banks Restaurant Tour [Video]

There is no better way to experience the unique cuisine of the Outer Banks than Outer Banks Restaurant Tours, and owner Terry Bell released another new video featuring a group of friends happily digging into one of her recent tours. Bell offers her Duck Walking Tour on Tuesdays, featuring Cravings Steak and Seafood, Sooey’s Barbecue, Outer […]

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The Lovin' Spoonful concert ticket giveaway from OBXentertainment.com

[Contest] Win Tickets To The Lovin’ Spoonful In Concert At Waterside Theatre!

We have another exciting contest giveaway this week, in which you could win a pair of tickets to see The Lovin’ Spoonful live in concert this Sunday, July 20, at the historic Waterside Theatre on Roanoke Island! To enter our drawing for two tickets to see The Lovin’ Spoonful in concert, all you have to […]

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Outer Banks Brewing Station (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

[Local Buzz] OBX Entertainment Welcomes Outer Banks Brewing Station!

We would like to officially welcome Outer Banks Brewing Station to the OBXentertainment.com Family! The Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills is home of the area’s most groundbreaking and innovative restaurant and brewery, a local nightlife leader with more than a taste for the arts and community, and an Earth friendly model of success. Owners Eric […]

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The Lovin' Spoonful will be in concert at Waterside Theatre on Roanoke Island, NC on July 20, 2014.

The Lovin’ Spoonful Bringing “Magic” To Waterside Theatre [Concert Preview]

“Magic” is coming to the Outer Banks this weekend, as the classic rock band The Lovin’ Spoonful will be live in concert on stage at The Lost Colony‘s historic Waterside Theatre. The good-time sounds of the Lovin’ Spoonful made the quartet a fixture during the golden age of Top Forty radio. Over a period of […]

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Bruce Hornsby at Roanoke Island Festival Park - June 26, 2014 (photo by OBXentertainment.com)-0078

‘OBXE TV’ Episode 19 – Outer Banks Summer Music Special [Video]

The 19th episode of our original Outer Banks entertainment news series OBXE TV is now available online, featuring special feature “Summer Sounds on the Outer Banks”! Hosted by Sue Artz, OBXE TV focuses on what’s happening on North Carolina’s Outer Banks and throughout the regional pop culture world, featuring local celebrity guests each episode, along with […]

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Natty Vibes Summer Fun Tour 2014 comes to Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills on July 26.

Brewing Station Bringing Natural Vibrations To Outer Banks [Concert Preview]

Hawaii’s legendary reggae icons Natural Vibes will be live in concert at Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills this month. Natural Vibrations, aka Natural Vibes or Natty Vibes, is Hawaii’s most popular and acclaimed band from the Windward side of O’ahu. They started out as a group of friends who loved playing music […]

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Jonny Waters & Company

Jonny Waters To Play Kelly’s, Nags Head July 19 [Concert Preview]

Our friend Jonny Waters and his band will be live in concert on the big stage at Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern in Nags Head this month. A local singer/songwriter, Waters won the 2012 OBX Entertainment Award for Favorite Band, as voted by our readers. Jonny Waters and Company will be live in concert […]

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Brew Thru 2014 Summer Concert Series - Gin Blossoms Ticket Giveaway at OBXentertainment.com

[Contest] Win Tickets To Gin Blossoms and Spin Doctors In Concert At Festival Park!

The 2014 Brew Thru Summer Concert Series concludes this Thursday with Gin Blossoms and Spin Doctors live at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo, and we have a pair of tickets to give away this week! To enter our drawing for two tickets to see Gin Blossoms, with special guests the Spin Doctors and Scars […]

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'Tammy', filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina

[Movie Review] ‘Tammy’ is Touching and Funny Tribute to Women

Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, Tammy is a fun and funny coming of age road trip movie that should put the hilarious Melissa McCarthy and her director/co-writer husband Ben Falcone on the A List for comedic talent in Hollywood.  McCarthy is not as foulmouthed as she was in her breakthrough role in Bridesmaids, but she’s […]

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Gin Blossoms will be live at Roanoke Island Festival Park on July 17 as part of the Brew Thru 2014 Summer Concert Series.

Gin Blossoms, Spin Doctors Headline Outer Banks Brew Thru Concert Series

National recording artists Gin Blossoms, the Spin Doctors, and Scars on 45 are coming to the Outer Banks this week as the final event in the 2014 Brew Thru Summer Concert Series at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo. In late 80’s Gin Blossoms started to grow a huge following as the #1 local music […]

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Scotty McCreery's video for the single 'Feelin' It' was filmed on the Outer Banks, North Carolina.

Watch Scotty McCreery Video ‘Feelin’ It’ Filmed on Outer Banks [NC Film]

The youngest male winner in American Idol history, Garner, North Carolina native Scotty McCreery was back on the Outer Banks in June to film the official music video for his new single “Feelin’ It”. Scotty says he and his family have enjoyed vacationing here on the Outer Banks all his life, and it felt like a perfect fit for […]

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It's the 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' in theaters this week.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – July 11, 2014: Dawn of ‘The Apes’

It’s the dawn of the age of Apes in theaters this week, while Angelina Jolie gets wicked at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of July 11, 2014!  Premiering this Friday at the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo for one week is Disney’s next big re-imagining of one of its most classic animated favorites in […]

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Brew Thru 2014 Summer Concert Series - Live Ticket Giveaway

[Contest] Win Tickets To Live and Cracker In Concert At Festival Park!

UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Everyone that entered this contest will now be entered into a drawing for pair of tickets to see Gin Blossoms and Spin Doctors at Roanoke Island Festival Park this Thursday, July 17. PRESS RELEASE: Brew Thru’s LIVE, Cracker & Formula concert for July 10th has been cancelled due to issues […]

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Holly Overton with Sue Artz on the set of the OBX Entertainment web series ‘OBXE TV’ on July 3, 2014. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

‘OBXE TV’ Episode 18 – Singer/Songwriter Holly Overton [Video]

The 18th episode of our original Outer Banks entertainment news series OBXE TV is now available online, featuring special musical guest Holly Overton of the Brookly-based band Juniper Rising! A Nags Head native, Holly will talk about growing up on the Outer Banks, her musical inspirations, and her upcoming album, and she will perform two […]

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Grimlock roars to life in 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'.

[Movie Review] ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Is More Than Meets The Eye

The Transformers are back in their biggest spectacle yet in the action-packed Age of Extinction, introducing an all new human cast, a lot of new alien robots, and a new emotional core to the largest and loudest movie franchise returning to theaters this summer. Mark Wahlberg (Boogie Nights) plays a widowed inventor raising his rebellious […]

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The Michael Jackson tribute band Who's Bad will be live at Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills, NC on July 10, 2014.

Who’s Bad Brings Michael Jackson To Outer Banks [Concert Preview]

The ultimate tribute to Michael Jackson is coming back to the Outer Banks this week, when Who’s Bad takes the stage live in concert at Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills. Who’s Bad’s live performance is an unrivaled celebration of pop music’s one true King. Their power-packed performance of Michael Jackson’s expansive catalog […]

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