Author: Matt Artz

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ECU Kids Show – May 5th at Festival Park

East Carolina University will present “Storybook Theatre Tales from Around the World” this Saturday, May 5th at 1pm in the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Read on for the official press release. The production...

The Zombie Walk kicked off the first ever Blood at the Beach Horror Convention in VA Beach, April 20-22, 2012.

[BATB] Oh The Horror! – Convention Makes Dreams Come True

There were many tears shed at the first ever ‘Blood at the Beach’ Horror Convention April 20-22, 2012 in Virginia Beach, but not from fear of being chased by a masked psycho with a knife or a hungry zombie. These...

The Raven stars John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe

OBX Weekend Movie Update – April 27, 2012

The Gods wage war at the historic Pioneer, while there’s something for every taste among this week’s new releases. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of April 27, 2012! The fantasy adventure sequel...

Danielle Harris rocked her new OBXE decal at the Blood on the Beach Horror Convention

[OBXE Exclusive] Horror Icon Danielle Harris Confirms 'Hatchet 3'

[UPDATE] – This article was picked up by the largest genre entertainment news site in the world within hours after we ‘broke’ the story! We are thrilled and honored! CLICK HERE to see our shout-out...

'Beans Talk' Children's Show to Play Festival Park

Appalachian State University brings their production of the ‘Beans Talk’ Children’s Show to Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo for two performances this Saturday, April 28th. Read on for the official press release. The...

Miss OBX Bike Week 2011

Ride of Spring – Bike Week Still Roars a Decade Later

It’s been 10 years since the first ‘Bike Week’ was held over a three-day weekend in 2002, highlighted by a Sunday morning cruise around the Wright Brothers National Monument in Kill Devil Hills, sight...

Danielle Harris in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Blood at the Beach Brings Horror to the People

Virginia Beach will get scary this weekend when the first ever Blood on the Beach Horror Convention takes over the Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center on Greenwich Road. Over 40 celebrity guests will be in...

OBX Weekend Movie Update – April 20, 2012

The fairest one of all arrives at the Pioneer, while a new romance meets a new comedy in local theatres this week. Here’s your Outer Banks movie update for the weekend of April 20, 2012! The big...

NC actress Addy Miller of ''The Walking Dead', photographed by Matt Artz on April 22, 2012 in Virginia Beach, VA.

Meet NC's Addy Miller – The Walking Dead's First Zombie [OBXE Interview]

Born and raised in North Carolina, Addy Miller just turned 12 in January, but she has already made television history as the very first zombie on screen in the opening scene of the first episode of...

Danielle Harris has starred in four 'Halloween' films.

Icons of Horror Descend on Virginia Beach!

Three of the biggest horror icons of all time will join over 40 other celebrity guests at the first ever Blood on the Beach Convention, April 20-22 in Virginia Beach, making this innaugural event a dream come true...

String Ensemble to Play Festival Park

The 2012 Perfomance Series at Roanoke Island Festival Park continues this month, as the Gate City Camerata, UNC-Greensboro’s premiere string ensemble, will offer two performances in the Indoor Theatre at Festival Park on April...

The Boondock Saints stars Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery will be at Blood on the Beach.

Vampires, Zombies, and Saints to Invade Va. Beach!

More than 40 celebrity guests are scheduled to be at the innaugural Blood at the Beach Horror Convention April 20-22 in Virginia Beach, including the vampires of The Lost Boys, the zombies and zombie hunters of The Walking Dead,...

OBX Weekend Movie Update – April 13, 2012

The Games begin at the newly digitized Pioneer Theatre this week, while the must-see horror movie of the year takes on the Three Stooges in local theaters starting on Friday the 13th! Here’s your Outer Banks movie update for...

Titanic S.O.S. on View in Hatteras 100 Years Later!

April 14, 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic on that same date in 1912, and in honor of the centennial milestone, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum on...

2012 Land of Beginnings Festival, April 16-21

The Land of Beginnings Festival, set this year for April 16-21, is an annual celebration of Outer Banks originals which defines who we are as a community. Read on the official schedule of events planned...

Pioneer Theatre owners H.A. 'Buddy' Creef III and H.A. Creef Jr. posed for this photo just minutes before starting up the old film projector for the last time.

End of an Era: Historic Pioneer Theatre Goes Digital

The digital revolution arrives today at the 94-year-old Pioneer Theatre in Manteo. Owner H.A. Creef Jr. threaded up the final film ever shown on the old projector at the historic theatre on Thursday, March 29, 2012, and only...

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – April 6, 2012

The 94-year-old Pioneer Theatre goes digital this week, while a teen sex comedy comes of age in a nostalgic reunion and a 1997 blockbuster gets the 3D treatment. Here’s your Outer Banks movie update...

Chunky Monkey will Rock March of Dimes Benefit

Team Reed Walston for the March of Dimes / March for Babies is having a fundraiser featuring local band Chunky Monkey live on stage, and numerous other family-friendly events set for Saturday, April 14th...

Surfing 'Shoot Out' Returns to Jennette's Pier

The 3rd Annual Catch Surf and Duck Village Outfitters OBX Shoot Out surfing contest is set for May 17-20, 2012 at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head. Divisions for this event include Pro/Am Surfing, Bodyboarding and Beater Boarding...

Ms. Outer Banks Bike Rally 2011

Outer Banks Bike Rally Roars into Manns Harbor

Vertigo Tattoo in Manns Harbor will host its annual Outer Banks Bike Rally April 25-28, 2012, complete with live music, food, bikinis, and of course motorcycles! Read on for the official press release from...

Local Student Art Showing at Festival Park, April 4-28

Local high school art students take center stage in a new exhibit showing this month at the Roanoke Island Festival Park Art Gallery. Read on for the official press release. Join Roanoke Island Festival Park...

Kane Hodder starred as Jason Vorhees in four 'Friday the 13th' films.

Blood Reigns at Innaugural Va. Beach Convention

The 1st Annual Blood at the Beach Horror Convention will take over the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Virginia Beach April 20-22, with more than 40 celebrity guests, various vendors, live music, special screenings,...

Brandon Lee as The Crow

'The Crow' and The Death of Brandon Lee on the N.C. Set

March 31, 2012 marks the 19th anniversary of the tragic death of actor Brandon Lee on the Wilmington, NC set of what would of been the breakthrough film for the charismatic son of martial...

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – March 30, 2012

Snow White faces the Wrath of the Titans in local theatres this week, while the North Carolina-filmed Hunger Games looms, threatening to continue its record-breaking box office dominance. Here’s your Outer Banks movie update...

Easter Egg Hunting on the Outer Banks

It’s egg hunting season and numerous Easter celebrations are planned throughout the Outer Banks this year. Read on for information on three of the biggest and most popular annual holiday events on the beach!...

Tim Reynolds on stage at Port O' Call in Kill Devil Hills, NC on March 24, 2012. (photo: Artz Music & Photography)

Tim Reynolds & Stanley Jordan – Live at Port O' Call [OBXE Concert Report]

Two guitar giants reunited live on stage in Kill Devil Hills last night, and it was electrifying! Following a blistering two-hour set with TR3, Kill Devil Hills’ favorite transplant resident Tim Reynolds told the...

The Hunger Games

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – March 23, 2012

The world really is watching. The biggest movie of the year (so far) arrives in theaters this week in the form of a teen reality TV competition to the death in the much anticipated futuristic...

Tim Reynolds on stage at Kelly's 11/19/05 *

Guitar World – When Stanley Jordan met Tim Reynolds in Nags Head [Photo Gallery]

Remembering the night when Stanley Jordan met Tim Reynolds on stage in concert in Nags Head! The epic double bill featuring two of the most renowned modern guitarists in the world took place at...

'Little Women' - final dress rehearsal on 3/22/12

FFHS Presents 'Little Women' – March 23-25 [Photo Gallery]

First Flight High School’s spring production of Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1868 novel Little Women premieres this Friday, March 23rd in the school auditorium. (Click on the image to view our full dress rehearsal photo gallery!) There...

Mike Kelly leads the annual Kelly's St. Patrick's Day Parade.

2012 Kelly's St. Patrick's Parade [Photo Gallery]

It was a one of the most beautiful Outer Banks days in recent memory for The 23rd Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Parade on Sunday, March 18, 2012 on the beach road in Nags Head.  Event...