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Downtown Raleigh to Host ARTStober Festival Oct. 27


Renowned Performing Arts Organizations to Wow Crowds at Local Arts Event

Raleigh, NC, October 12, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts (http://www.progressenergycenter.com), has announced the lineup for ARTStober, a new festival highlighting resident performing arts organizations at the Center, taking place from 12:25 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 E. South Street. The event celebrates October’s National Arts and Humanities Month, and Raleigh will be hosting a range of arts events throughout this time. ARTStober participants include Carolina Ballet, Theatre Raleigh/Hot Summer Nights, the North Carolina Symphony, PineCone: Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, among others. All events, including special activities for children, are free to the public unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit http://www.progressenergycenter.com/event/artstober-2388.

The full schedule of events (subject to change) is as follows:
-12:25 – 12:45 p.m. - Triangle Philharmonic Association Ensemble Performance
-12:50 – 1:10 p.m. - Theatre Raleigh/Hot Summer Nights: Excerpts from Souvenir or Oh What a Night
- 1 p.m. – North Carolina Symphony Young People’s Concert: Halloween Spooktacular (Meymandi Concert Hall) (paid-admission event)
- 1:15 – 1:35 p.m. - Cognitive Resonance: SoJam A Cappella Festival teaser
- 1:30 p.m. - Carolina Ballet pre-show talk (free)
- 1:40 – 2 p.m. - PineCone presents The Grass Cats
- 2 p.m. - Carolina Ballet: A Balanchine Celebration featuring Who Cares? (Fletcher Opera Theater) (paid-admission event)
- 2:05 – 2:25 p.m. - North Carolina Opera: Favorite Arias and Duets
- 2:30 – 2:50 p.m. - North Carolina Master Chorale: Excerpts from Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and “Joy of the Season” holiday concert
- 2:55 – 3:15 p.m. - Raleigh Chamber Music Guild
- 3:20 – 3:40 p.m. - Carolina Youth Ballet: Excerpts from The Nutcracker (Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Sugar Plum solo)
- 3:45 p.m. - North Carolina Theatre: Thriller Zombie Dance (Lichtin Plaza)
- 4 p.m. - North Carolina Symphony Young People’s Concert: Halloween Spooktacular (Meymandi Concert Hall) (paid-admission event)
- 4:20 p.m. - Carolina Ballet: post-show discussion (free)

Other activities available throughout the day include:
- Noon – 4 p.m. - North Carolina Symphony and PineCone present the Instrument Zoo (Meymandi Lobby)
- Marbles Kids Museum activities
- Kidsville News and Truman
- Paint Savvy Face Painters
- Our State Magazine

About ARTStober:
ARTStober is a collaboration of the resident performing arts companies at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts to bring new audiences to the facility. The festival, held during National Arts & Humanities Month, is made possible in part from support provided by Progress Energy, the City of Raleigh, and The News & Observer Triangle Deal Saver.

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