(photographs taken at the Carrboro July 4th Celebration at on Weaver Street down to Town Hall)
(photograph taken near the corner of Rosemary and Main streets in Carrboro)
Rob on Lindsay: "She could make the best out of any situation. She just always brings a spark in." Lindsay on Rob: "A thousand things I love about Robbie D....definitely one of the coolest most funny laid back guys and extremely talented musicians that I know."
(photograph taken near S. Greensboro and Roberson streets in Carrboro)
(photograph taken off of Smith Level Road in Carrboro)
(photograph taken near the train tracks that run through Carrboro)
(photographs taken at the Chapel Hill-Durham Japanese Association fall picnic at Wilson Park in Carrboro)
This boy said not a word but spoke loudly with his eyes. He was frolicking in the sandbox and kicking up dirt at the Carrboro Community Gardens off of Hillsborough Street where about half a dozen families were harvesting vegetables and tending plots of land. While his mother prodded the soil in their garden box, he tinkered -- sometimes alone, sometimes with his sister -- throughout the maze of towering plants. Each time I raised the camera to my face the boy stopped mid-step and stared back. For his sister the lens heralded a live performance.
(photograph taken at the Carrboro Community Gardens off of Hillsborough Road in Carrboro)
Carrboro was riddled with people this weekend strolling from the wonted to the curious of concert venues -- gravel parking lots, plaza passageways, wooden porches, even beneath tree shadows musicians played to crowds. The 17th Annual Carrboro Music Festival lured thousands for more than 180 free live performances running the gamut from those in grunge gear to the understated folk singer. Here are some festival moments...
(photographs taken at the 17th Annual Carrboro Music Festival in Carrboro)
North Carolina's 30th Annual Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Festival celebrates full throttle today across the triangle with colorful parades, 5K runs, live music performances, and dance parties. Here in Chapel Hill/Carrboro, we have many NC Pride "firsts" to laud. Here are some: Chapel Hill elected its first openly gay mayor, Mark Kleinschmidt, in 2009. It was the first North Carolina municipality to elect an openly gay town council member, and also the first to include sexual orientation as a classification under the NC hate-crimes law. It too was the first in the state to support the repeal of NC Amendment One, the North Carolina Defense of Marriage Act.
Carrboro was the first NC municipality to elect an openly gay mayor, Mike Nelson, in 1995. The town's current mayor, Lydia Lavelle, is the first openly lesbian mayor in the state of North Carolina. Its police chief, Carolyn Hutchison, was the state’s first openly gay police chief, appointed in 1998. Carrboro also was the first municipality in North Carolina to grant domestic-partner benefits to same-sex couples.
(photographs taken on Main Street in Carrboro)
(photographs taken on Roberson Street, a stone's throw from Greensboro Street in Carrboro)
(photograph taken on Main Street in Carrboro)
One man. Two string instruments. And a slew of strumming ditties.
Willie Watson hypnotized a standing room of folks with a crisp tenor voice and dancing fingers -- armed only with a worn banjo and rhythm guitar. The former member of Old Crow Medicine Show rocked a sold-out show with an encore performance at the Cat's Cradle last night (July 16). Watson, who at one point called the outskirts of Boone home, is on tour supporting his solo album Folk Singer Vol.1.
The photo above was taken as Watson finished his cigarette and walked by the queue of people to get on stage.
(photograph taken at Cat's Cradle on Main Street in Carrboro)
(photographs taken in Carrboro on Independence Day)
(photographed on Lloyd and Main Streets)
After I took this image, the dog began barking incessantly.
(photographed at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro)