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for Independent Weekly Vol. 25 Issue 2, January 2008
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The Murphey School auditorium has been renovated and is now the home of the Burning Coal theater group. The group raised 1.2 million dollars to renovate the school. The space is the most attractive and versatile private art space in the city and can accommodate more patrons than the other local companies. The Murphy School sits on the edge between Raleigh’s black and white communities and Burning Coal is excited at the prospect of bringing the two groups together through theater.
John Edward’s populist message has influenced the Democratic race for the presidential nomination. Edwards focus on ideas and the progressivism of the Democrat race are products of Edward’s early campaign. Edward’s darker view of the future of America is contrasted with Barrack Obama’s more optimistic view. The difference between the styles and messages of two candidates are detailed and further examples provided from the current race.
Elvisfest is preparing to host its tenth anniversary festival in Raleigh. Founder Dave Quick discusses the challenges to hosting the festival which expects to see 150-200 people travel to Raleigh for the event. Memorable stories of past festivals are shared by Quick.