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‘OBXE TV’ Episode 26 – Outer Banks Pro Surfing Contest [Video]

The 26th episode of our original Outer Banks entertainment news series OBXE TV is now available online, featuring an on location report from the 2014 WRV Outer Banks Pro surfing contest! Our youth reporter Ozzie takes viewers to the event, where you can watch highlights of the Semi-Final and Final heats, and watch this year’s […]

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‘Wicked Tuna: North vs. South’ – “Bluefin or Bust” Recap

(WARNING: SPOILERS ahead! We advise you to not read this recap before watching the most recent episode of Wicked Tuna: North vs South.) The third episode of the National Geographic series Wicked Tuna: North vs South, filmed entirely on the Outer Banks, North Carolina, was titled “Bluefin or Bust”, because that’s the scenario that faced Capt. Dave […]

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Win a FREE half-day with Outer Banks Fishing Charters at the 1st Annual OUTER BANKS HALLOWEEN PARADE OF COSTUMES, October 26, 2014 at Kelly's in Nags Head, NC!

Outer Banks Fishing Charters Donates Costume Contest Prize To OBXE Halloween Parade!

OBXentertainment.com is excited to announce that Outer Banks Fishing Charters has graciously donated a free half-day fishing trip to be one of the prizes awarded to the winners in the Family/Group cateogry of our Costume Contest at the first annual OUTER BANKS HALLOWEEN PARADE OF COSTUMES, a free family-friendly event for kids and adults of all […]

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Outer Banks Pro 2014 Surf Highlights [Video / Photo Gallery]

The 2014 WRV Outer Banks Pro surfing contest concluded today at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, with Virginia Beach’s Michael Dunphy taking the top prize as this year’s champion, one week after also winning the East Coast Surfing Championship (ECSC) in Virginia Beach. We missed most of the best swell action on Wednesday and Thursday, […]

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Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – Aug. 29, 2014: Horror ‘Below’

A former Bond goes bad in theaters this week, and while the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back in action at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of August 29, 2014! Playing at the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo, is the return of everyone’s favorite pizza-loving action hero reptiles in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (rated PG13), […]

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The 2014 Outer Banks Pro surfing contest returns to Jennette's Pier in Nags Head on Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 27-Sept. 1!

Outer Banks Pro 2014 Results – Update 1 [Surf]

The 2014 WRV Outer Banks Pro is happening now at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, as the Men’s Quater Finals started this morning (Friday) at 8am! First time, this year’s contest will be an official ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) WQS (World Qualifying Series) 2-Star rated event, which means more of the most talented professional […]

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From left-right, 1st row: Sam Willis, Jonah Wills, Elise Seawell, Ramea Blake, Grace Deichler, Cullen Smith, Noah Howard, Ruth Wyand. Missing from photo: bass player and songwriter Jacob Mandis.

Outer Banks Students Rock Mustang Outreach Back To School Bash

On Sunday, August 17th, the backyard of the Outer Banks Brewing Station transformed into a field-day for children and adults of all ages as they joined together to celebrate the end of summer and the kickoff to the new school year. Students participating in the Outer Banks’ Mustang Outreach Program hit the stage along with […]

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Edward Greene, New World Festival of the Arts co-founder (seated) with (back row, left to right) Erin Johnson; show organizer COA; Lousie Sanderlin, show organizer COA; Chris Sawin, Dare County Arts Council; and Barbara Umbel, Best in Show Three-Dimensional award winner.

Dare County New World Arts Festival Winners Announced

The Dare County Arts Council has the announced the winners of the artist awards at the annual New World Festival of the Arts in Manteo earlier this month. Celebrating its 33rd year, The New World Festival of the Arts was held on Wednesday, August 13th and Thursday, August 14th on the waterfront in downtown Manteo. […]

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Grill Room owner and Mustang Music Festival founder Mike Dianna with Sue Artz on the set of the OBX Entertainment series 'OBXE TV' on August 22, 2014. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

‘OBXE TV’ Episode 25 – Grill Room Owner Mike Dianna [Video]

The 25th episode of our original Outer Banks entertainment news series OBXE TV is now available online, featuring special guest Mike Dianna, owner of Mike Dianna’s Grill Room in Corolla and founder of the Mustang Music Festival! Mike will discuss his career in the restaurant business on the Outer Banks and the future if his […]

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[Movie Review] ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is Summer’s Funnest Ride

Guardians of the Galaxy is the most fun you will have at the movies this summer. with a visually unique adventure through space alongside a hilarious and oddly relatable team of intergalactic misfits, a must-see spectacle almost overflowing with heart. Guardians is the latest film from Marvel Studios, but this is no superhero movie, but […]

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‘Wicked Tuna: North vs. South’ – “Southern Discomfort” Recap

(WARNING: SPOILERS ahead! We advise you to not read this recap before watching the most recent episode of Wicked Tuna: North vs South.) The second episode of the National Geographic series Wicked Tuna: North vs South, filmed entirely on the Outer Banks, North Carolina, was fittingly titled “Southern Discomfort”, and that’s what the Northern captains continued to […]

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Outer Banks Arts And Craft Festival Returns To Kitty Hawk

Organizers have announced details for this year’s OBX Arts and Craft Festival, happening at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk in September.  If you are looking for a fun and inspiring way to spend the day, stop by the OBX Arts & Craft Festival at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk (oceanfront at milepost 1.5 […]

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Jessica Alba returns as Nancy in 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – Aug. 22: Return to ‘Sin City’

The guns, girls, and gore of Sin City return to theaters this week, while Chole Grace Moretz has a near death experience, and Apes take over The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of August 22, 2014!  Premiering this Friday at the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo for one week is the sci-fi action film Dawn […]

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The 2014 Outer Banks Pro surfing contest returns to Jennette's Pier in Nags Head on Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 27-Sept. 1!

Outer Banks Pro 2014 Returns To Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head [Surf]

The 2014 WRV Outer Banks Pro returns to Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head this Labor Day Weekend, and OBX Entertainment is planning on hitting the beach to bring you full coverage of all the fun! First time, this year’s contest will be an official ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) WQS (World Qualifying Series) 2-Star rated […]

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Motley Crue, Alice Cooper Rock Virginia Beach [Concert Review / Photo Gallery]

Motley Crue brought their “Final Tour” to the Farm Bureau Live Amphitheatre in Virginia Beach last night (August 20), with special guest Alice Cooper, giving the excited audience a heavy metal farewell they will never forget. The legendary Alice Cooper kicked off the night with a one-hour set of all his best loved hits, including […]

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Motley Crue on stage at the Farm Bureau Live Amphitheatre in Virginia Beach, VA on August 20, 2014. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

Motley Crue, Alice Cooper Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge In Virginia Beach [Video]

OBX Entertainment hit the road last night to go see Motley Crue live in concert at the Farm Bureau Live Virginia Beach Amphiteatre in Virginia, with special guest the legendary Alice Cooper, and in addition to some truly great performances, both acts surprised the audience by taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge live on stage […]

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[Contest] Win Tickets To See ‘The Lost Colony’ At Waterside Theatre!

We have another exciting contest giveaway happening today only, in which you could win a pair of tickets to see one of the last two performances in 2014 of The Lost Colony outdoor drama live on stage at the historic Waterside Theatre on Roanoke Island! The Lost Colony will end its 77th season tomorrow (Friday, […]

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Marty Stuart Outer Banks Concert Highlights [Video / Photo Gallery]

Grammy award winning country music icon Marty Stuart put on a great show before an intimate crowd of enthusiastic fans, wrapping up this summer’s impressive concert series at the historic Waterside Theatre on Roanoke Island on Sunday, August 17. At home of The Lost Colony, Stuart joked about the plane flying over the venue advertising […]

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Outer Banks Mystery Dinner owner and director Matt Marberry with Sue Artz on the set of the OBX Entertainment web series ‘OBXE TV’ on August 11, 2014. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

‘OBXE TV’ Episode 24 – OBX Mystery Dinner Owner Matt Marberry [Video]

The 24th episode of our original Outer Banks entertainment news series OBXE TV is now available online, featuring special guest Matt Marberry, owner and director of the Outer Banks Mystery Dinner in Kill Devil Hills! Matt will discuss how he got started in theater, this year’s premiere production, and what he has planned for the […]

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The Outer Banks premiere screening of the Nat Geo series 'Wicked Tuna- North vs. South' on August 14, 2014. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)-0048

‘Wicked Tuna: North vs. South’ – “Yankee Invasion” Recap

The new spin-off of the popular National Geographic Channel (Nat Geo) Wicked Tuna series,  Wicked Tuna: North vs South was filmed entirely on the Outer Banks, North Carolina, and the first episode premiered last night (Sunday, August 17), giving the local fishing industry, and particularly southern bluefin business, the national spotlight in what was an exciting, and […]

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[TV Review] Outer Banks Anglers Shine on ‘Wicked Tuna: North vs. South’

The new spin-off of the popular National Geographic Channel (Nat Geo) Wicked Tuna series,  Wicked Tuna: North vs South was filmed entirely on the Outer Banks, North Carolina, and the first episode will premiere tonight (Sunday, August 17), but OBX Entertainment was at this week’s preview screening at Pirate’s Cove Marina, so, in addition to our photo gallery and exclusive […]

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Carbon Leaf Playing Kelly’s, Nags Head This Week [Concert Preview]

Richmond, VA’s Carbon Leaf returns to the Outer Banks this week, live in concert at Kelly’s in Nags Head. Carbon Leaf’s best known song is the massive radio hit “Life Less Ordinary”, from their 2004 album Indian Summer. You can watch the official video for the track in the player below! More recently, the band worked […]

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‘Wicked Tuna: North vs. South’ Outer Banks Premiere [Photo Gallery]

The new spin-off of the popular National Geographic Channel (Nat Geo) Wicked Tuna series,  Wicked Tuna: North vs South was filmed entirely on the OuterBanks, North Carolina, and the first episode will premiere tonight, but OBX Entertainment was at this week’s preview screening at Pirate’s Cove Marina, and we have a huge photo gallery, as well as exclusive […]

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[ECSC] VA Beach East Coast Surfing Championship Adds X Film And TV Festival

The 52nd Annual East Coast Surfing Championship (ECSC) in Virginia Beach this week will be bigger than ever, with the event now bumped up to a World Qualifying Series (WQS) rated contest, bringing more big name professionals to the area than ever before, plus this year marks the new addition of the first ever East […]

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