Author: Matt Artz

'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...

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – March 16, 2012

It’s a double dose of Channing Tatum, as the 31-year-old heartthrob stars in one for the girls and one for the boys at local theaters this week. Here’s your Outer Banks movie update for the weekend of March...

Joshua Jackson, Katie Holmes, James VanDerBeek, and Michelle Williams on the North Carolina set of 'Dawson's Creek'.

Kevin Williamson – Bringing Hollywood to North Carolina

Ever since New Bern native Kevin Williamson brought his hit series Dawson’s Creek to North Carolina to film for six seasons, Hollywood has been following his lead to the Tarheel State. The show premiered on...

Lukas Nelson – Son of Country Icon Returns to Kelly's [Concert Preview]

Lukas Nelson, the son of music icon Willie Nelson, brings his own strain of country-rock back to Kelly’s in Nags Head on Friday, May 11th! It’s been said by those that have heard him live that “music is in...

[UPDATED] Scarletta Brings Country-Rock to Kelly's

Nashville’s Scarletta will hit the stage at Kelly’s this Tuesday, March 13th, where the band will be filming their new music video! [ UPDATE: Due to the weather, the video shoot has been postponed....

Shamrock Car Show & Poker Run 2012

The 5th Annual Shamrock Car Show and Poker Run cruises into town on St. Patrick’s Day this weekend, with proceeds from this year’s event to benefit the Wright Flight program at First Flight Middle School!  The...

Rehab

[Concert Preview] The Pit Welcomes Back Rehab

Rehab rolls back into Kill Devil Hills to take over The Pit on Saturday, August 4th! The band is best known for their 2007 radio hit ‘Bartender (Sittin’ at a Bar)’. The video for the tongue-in-cheek country-flavored...

UNC Brings Opera to Festival Park [Concert Preview]

The 2012 concert season at Roanoke Island Festival Park continues this weekend with the music of Jacques Offenbach presented by UNC Chapel Hill this Saturday, March 17th. Read on for the official press release. ROANOKE ISLAND-...

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island was filmed in North Carolina

'Mysterious Island' – North Carolina's New Hollywood Hit

Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, the action-packed Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, has already made more than $270 million world-wide since its initial release in February, while Hollywood has been buzzing in recent weeks...

Weekend Movie Update – March 9, 2012

Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, the action-packed Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, has already made more than $270 million world-wide since its initial release in February, and now the hit film is coming to...

Jennifer Lawrence on the North Carolina set of 'The Hunger Games'

'Hunger Games' – North Carolina's Next Hollywood Blockbuster

Hollywood insiders have placed their bets. All eyes are on North Carolina. Let the Games begin… Based on the best-selling novel, the much anticipated screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games (rated PG13) opens...

The Endless Summer (1966) original movie poster

[Preview] 'Endless Summer' Weekend 2012 Honors Classic Film

REAL Watersports in Rodanthe will host its 3rd Annual Endless Summer Weekend May 25-28, 2012, with special guest Robert August, star of the 1966 quintessential surf film, Endless Summer. In the film, director Bruce Brown...

[OBXE Feature] Kill Devil Hills in Pop Culture

On March 6, 2012, the town of Kill Devil Hills will celebrate its 59th anniversary since the former village named for a famous local sand hill was incorporated in 1953.  There are numerous legends...

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – March 2, 2012

It’s Dr. Seuss against the ultimate house party and a heartwarming whale of a tale in local theaters this week. Here’s your Outer Banks movie update for the weekend of March 2, 2012! Opening...

David Allan Coe on stage at Kelly's

David Allan Coe Live at Kelly's [Concert Report]

The original American outlaw David Allan Coe took the stage to rousing applause from a packed house at Kelly’s in Nags Head on Friday, Feb. 24th, and proceded to tear through more than 90...

84th Academy Award 'Oscar' Winners

Check out the full list of winners at the 84th Academy Awards below, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly: The first silent film to be nominated since 1928, ‘The Artist’ won Best Picture of the Year....

Tim Reynolds and TR3 Return to Port O' Call [Concert Preview]

[UPDATED] – Click here for our exclusive photo gallery from the night when Tim Reynolds met Stanley Jordan live on stage in Nags Head in 2005! _____________________ Guitar virtuoso and Dave Matthews’ favorite jam...

The Odd Couple from ABC's TV series

[Preview] 'The Odd Couple' Comes to Theatre of Dare

Opening for six days starting on March 2nd, Theatre of Dare presents “The Odd Couple” , directed by Janelle Parrish.   Neil Simon’s classic comedy features two friends – recently separated clean freak “Felix...

Rusted Root

[UPDATE: CANCELED] Rusted Root to Play Nags Head [Concert Preview]

[UPDATE] Unfortunately, this concert has been canceled due to a studio conflict with the band. Kelly’s owner Mike Kelly told OBX Entertainment that he is hoping to reschedule for later this summer. Their music been featured in...

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – Feb. 24, 2012

 Real life Navy SEALS go up against a nudist colony, while one of literature’s most popular modern heroines makes her big screen debut this week. Here’s your Outer Banks movie update for the weekend...

The 10th Annual Outer Banks Bike Week rolls into town April 21-28, 2012

Outer Banks Bike Week 2012 – Event Schedule Revealed!

[UPDATED] – Click here to view our 10th Anniversary Bike Week flashback fan photo gallery on Facebook! Submit your shots to be added by posting them to our timeline! Tag and Share with your...

Free Screening – PBS's OBX Special "Getting Away Together"!

A special Premier Night for PBS’s “Getting Away Together“, which was filmed on the Outer Banks, is set for this Wednesday night, February 22nd at 5:30pm at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk. According...

David Allan Coe - American Badass

David Allan Coe – American Badass [Concert Preview]

He’s a self-described “Long Haired Redneck,” but David Allan Coe is more like America’s favorite badass outlaw. He’s written huge hits for Johnny Paycheck and Tanya Tucker, and more recently recorded with Pantera and Kid Rock, but...

Hit the Bars with the OBX Pub Crawl

The Outer Banks Taste of the Beach 2012 will host a special tour of some of the most popular drinking holes throughout the Outer Banks with the OBX Pub Crawl March 15-17. Crawlers will...

Outer Banks Taste of the Beach 2012

The annual Outer Banks Taste of the Beach has expanded to a week-long event, set for March 15-18 across Dare County. Click HERE for details on the OBX PUB CRAWL happening during Taste of...

Dash Rip Rock coming to Brewing Station [Concert Preview]

SPIN Magazine called them “undeniably the South’s greatest rock band” and now New Orleans legends and Louisiana Music Hall of Famers Dash Rip Rock are set to turn up the volume and paint the...

Festival Park reopens to the Sounds of Chamber Music

Roanoke Island Festival Park re-opens for the 2012 season on March 1, and the first musical event of the year at the popular venue will be an evening of Chamber Music featuring students from Western...

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Showtimes – February 17, 2012

The first superhero movie of 2012 rides into town this weekend to do battle at the box office with a post-Valentine’s date night offering and an Oscar-nominated meditation on 9/11. Here’s your Outer Banks...

8th Annual Freedmen's Colony Blues Jam [Concert Preview]

The 8th Annual Freedmen’s Colony Blues Jam will be held on Friday, February 17th starting at 7:00 p.m. featuring  performances by Ironing Board Sam, Big Ron Hunter and the local band Old Enough to Know...