North Carolina Heritage Award Performances and Award Performances, May 20 in Raleigh

From a press release:

North Carolina Heritage Award Performances and Award Performances set for May 20 in Raleigh

Five North Carolinians from diverse artistic traditions will be awarded the North Carolina Heritage Award on Tuesday, May 20 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh.

Recipients include: Bobby Hicks, a 10-time Grammy award-winning bluegrass fiddler;
Susan Leveille, a Jackson County hand weaver; Sid Luck, a fifth-generation potter from Seagrove; Bill Myers, whose band The Monitors has played rhythm and blues and jazz music for more than 50 years; and Arnold Richardson, a Haliwa-Saponi artist who has influenced the revitalization of North Carolina Indian arts. These five accomplished artists will be honored on Tuesday, May 20 in Raleigh with a North Carolina Heritage Award.

Musicians who played with the James Brown Band, Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill and Otis Redding will also be on stage performing with this year’s recipients during the program. The event marks the 25th anniversary of the program, produced by the North Carolina Arts Council, to honor the traditional artists of the state, deepening awareness of the stories, music, and artistry comprising our rich and diverse cultural traditions.

Performances and the awards ceremony is scheduled at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available for the press by contacting Rebecca.Moore@ncdcr.gov or (919)
807-6530 by noon on Monday, May 19.

WHAT:
North Carolina Heritage Award Performance and Ceremony
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh, N.C.

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 8 p.m.

WHO:
Bobby Hicks (Madison County)
Sid Luck (Moore County)
Susan Morgan Leveille (Jackson County)
Bill Myers (Wilson County)
Arnold Richardson (Halifax County)
Wayne Martin, Executive Director, N.C. Arts Council
Sally Peterson, Folklife Director, N.C. Arts Council

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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