Author: Matt Artz

The Amazing Spider-Man

Weekend Movie Update – July 6, 2012

Reigning pop music star Katy Perry and maverick director Oliver Stone try to take down The Amazing Spider-Man this week, while the wild things of Madagascar swing into The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the...

Southern Culture on the Skids was formed in 1983 in Chapel Hill, NC.

Southern Culture on the Skids Returns to Port O' Call

 North Carolina music legends Southern Culture on the Skids return to the Outer Banks this weekend for two nights live in concert at Port O’ Call in Kill Devil Hills. Formed in Chapel Hill, NC...

North Carolina legend Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor on 'The Andy Griffith Show'.

North Carolina Icon Andy Griffith Dies at 86

Born in Mount Airy and a longtime resident of Roanoke Island, actor Andy Griffith is one of the most respected and beloved entertainers to ever come from North Carolina, but in the end he...

July 4, 2006 at Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills (photo: Artz Music & Photography)

[July 4th] Independence Day on the Outer Banks

 Fireworks will light up the night sky this Fourth of July from four different locations, as various Independence Day celebrations are planned throughout the Outer Banks.  After dark in Dare County, professional fireworks displays will be...

Balloonacy

The Lost Colony Presents 'Balloonacy' for Kids

The 75th anniversary cast of The Lost Colony continues the production’s annual tradition of a weekday kids show this summer, and both performances this week are free for kids. Showtime is at 2pm every Tuesday and Thursday inside the College of...

Eric Lindell is currently on tour in support of his newest album, 'I Still Love You'.

[July 4th] Eric Lindell Brings Funk to Port O' Call

 After the fireworks this July 4th, national recording artist Eric Lindell will crank up the funk live in concert at Port O’ Call in Kill Devil Hills. Lindell grew up in the San Fancisco...

The 440th U.S. Army Band

[July 4th] Army Band to Play Free Independence Day Concert

The 440th United States Army Band of the North Carolina Army National Guard will perform a free concert live at Roanoke Island Festival Park in celebration of America’s birthday this Wednesday, July 4th. With the traditional...

The Amazing Spider-Man opens July 3, 2012

[Special Feature] Spider-Man Returns to Theaters

One of the most beloved icons of American popular culture returns to movie screens everywhere this week when The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters as one of the most anticipated movies of the year with...

'Ted' stars Seth Macfarlane, March Wahlberg, and Mila Kunis.

Weekend Movie Update – June 29, 2012

Hot male strippers and a foulmouthed talking bear top this week of decidedly R-rated new releases, while the fairest one of all arrives at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of June 29,...

Tom Hanks recently toured Naval Station Norfolk while filming 'Captain Phillips' in the area. (photo: Naval Station Norfolk)

[Now Filming] 'Captain Phillips' Star Tom Hanks Tours Naval Station Norfolk

New photos of Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks touring Naval Station Norfolk were released on the base’s official Facebook page this past weekend. You can scroll down to see two of the photos below, then click here to...

Moody McCarthy

Hot Off Letterman, See Comedian Moody McCarthy Live in KDH

 The Comedy Club of the Outer Banks presents Moody McCarthy live this week, hot off his upcoming appearance this Wednesday on the longrunning CBS late night series The Late Show with David Letterman. The comedian is...

Carbon Leaf

Carbon Leaf Returns to Nags Head

Richmond, VA’s Carbon Leaf returns to Kelly’s Tavern in Nags Head live in concert this week. The show is set for this Thursday, June 28, starting at 10pm. Perhaps Carbon Leaf’s best known song is the radio hit ‘Life...

See ECU's 'Our Town' live on stage at Roanoke Island Festival Park June 26-28.

ECU Brings 'Our Town' to Festival Park

This week, the Roanoke Island Festival Park 2012 Performance Series presents East Carolina University’s production of the classic Our Town.  The play will run for three nights – starting Tuesday, June 26 through Thursday, June 28 – in...

Jaime Trent

Listen to VA Songwriter's New 'Hatteras' Song [OBXE Interview]

Virginia songwriter Jamie Trent recently sent us his new original song, written about his love of and longing for a return to Hatteras Island. Trent lives in Lynchburg, VA with his wife Tammy and three dogs, where...

Day 2 of the Bud Light Lime Surf Series 2012 Oceanside Invitational in Oceanside, CA.

Jennette's Pier to Host Bud Surf Series Labor Day Cup

 The Bud Light Lime Surf Series is coming to Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head this Labor Day weekend, featuring some of the world’s best surfers competing for more than $125,000. The second stop on...

Benjamin Walker stars as 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'.

Weekend Movie Update – June 22, 2012

Abraham Lincoln grabs his axe and slays some vampires, while Disney gets Brave, Steve Carell prepares for the apocalypse, and aliens attack The Pioneer this week. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the...

Rocky Mount, NC native Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars in 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'.

NC's Mary Elizabeth Winstead Slays in 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

 Rocky Mount, North Carolina native Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars as Mary Todd Lincoln in the new action horror epic Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – opening in theaters this weekend. The R-rated adaptation of author Seth...

Comedian Greg Lausch

Laugh with Greg Lausch at the OBX Comedy Club This Week

 The Comedy Club of the Outer Banks presents comedians Greg Lausch with Josh Copen for three nights this week in Kill Devil Hills. Lausch has been making audiences laugh all across the United States with his unique brand...

Pirates of Penzance

'Pirates of Penzance' Invade Festival Park

Pirates for all ages are invading Roanoke Island Festival Park this week for six shows over the next three days, as part of this summer’s ongoing Performance Series. UNC Greensboro brings The Pirates of Penzance to the...

Kellie Pickler

NC's Kellie Pickler Headlines Busch Gardens on Father's Day

Former American Idol contestant and Albemarle, North Carolina native Kellie Pickler will perform live at Busch Gardens theme park for a special Father’s Day show this weekend. The concert is set for this Sunday, June...

Tom Hanks will play real life ship Captain Richard Phillips, was rescued from Somali pirates on April13, 2009 in the Indian Ocean.

[Now Filming] Tom Hanks Begins Shooting 'Captain Phillips' in VA Beach

 Tom Hanks has been sighted at work and at brunch in Hampton Roads, Virginia this week, as excitement over the star’s new movie filming in the area continues to build. The two-time Oscar winning...

Tom Cruise stars in 'Rock of Ages'.

Weekend Movie Update – June 15, 2012

Rock cranks up the 1980s and Adam Sandler gives dads a Father’s Day gift, while Rihanna launches Battleship at the Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of June 15, 2012!...

Steve Kazee on stage in 'Once'.

'Lost Colony' Alumnus Wins Best Actor Tony Award

 Former Lost Colony cast member Steve Kazee is the talk of the theater world this week after winning Best Actor for his lead role in the hit musical Once at Sunday’s Tony Awards. Once –...

Michael L. Walters as "Dame Edna".

Dame Edna at Kelly's Headlines OBX Pridefest

The world’s longest running impersonator of perhaps the most famous man ever to dress as a woman is coming to Nags Head, when Michael L. Walters brings the iconic Dame Edna to Kelly’s for...

'Stuart Little' is coming to Festival Park June 12-14.

Festival Park Hosts 'Stuart Little' Kids Show This Week

 The popular kids show Stuart Little is coming to Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo this week for three performances this Tuesday through Thursday. Per the official press release from the park, UNC Pembroke...

Prometheus

Weekend Movie Update – June 8, 2012

The original Alien invader attacks theaters this week, while the wild things of Madagascar return for a threequel and you can Expect all-star laughs at the Pioneer.  Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of...

Julianne Hough will film ‘Safe Haven’ in Southport, NC.

Southport, NC is 'Safe Haven' for Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough (Burlesque, Footloose, Rock of Ages) will join Josh Duhamel (Transformers, Touristas) in the latest big screen adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel, which will be filmed this summer in Southport, NC. The Safe Haven is “an...

'Iron Man 3' is the biggest production ever filmed in NC.

[Now Filming] 'Iron Man 3' Begins Shooting in NC

In addition to releasing the first official photo from the North Carolina set of Iron Man 3, Marvel officially announced the start of principal photography in Wilmington this week, and also added Raleigh/Durham, Florida, and China to the list...

Elizabeth II Captain Robbie Putnam

Meet Elizabeth II Captain this Saturday at Festival Park

Roanoke Island Festival Parks will host its next 2nd Saturday historic presentation this weekend, featuring Robbie Putnam, captain of the park’s Elizabeth II ship replica.  Read on for the official press release. Join us on Saturday, June...

UNC Pembroke presents a Fosse Revue at Roanoke Island Festival Park

Fosse Revue Cabaret Musical Plays Festival Park This Week

A cabaret style tribute the Broadway hits of legendary director-choreographer Bob Fosse takes the stage at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo this week for three live performances.  Read on for the official press...