Popular Culture and Pop Culture

Popular Culture and Pop Culture
Aiken, Clay
by Horton, Emily S. Clay Aiken 1978- by Emily Horton, 2012; Kelly Agan, 2014, 2015.NC Government & Heritage Library Related Entries: Fantasia Barrino; Kellie Pickler; [...] (from NCpedia.)
Amos, Tori
by Franke, Matthew. Tori Amos is a singer, songwriter, pianist, and producer best known for her confessional lyrics and piano-based alternative rock music style. She was born Myra Ellen Amos on August 22, 1963 in [...] (from NCpedia.)
Barrino, Fantasia
by Horton, Emily S. Fantasia Barrino 1984- by Emily HortonNC Government & Heritage Library, 2016. Related Entries: Clay Aiken; Fantasia Barrino; Kellie Pickler; Chris Daughtry; Bucky [...] (from NCpedia.)
Beards
by Jones, H. G. Beards of two North Carolinians attracted worldwide attention during their lifetimes. Sam G. Brinkley (1850-1929), a schoolteacher at Magnetic Hill (renamed Buladean) in Mitchell County, had facial [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chautauqua
by Powell, William S. Chautauqua was an adult educational program established in 1874 by leaders of the Methodist Episcopal church on the shores of Lake Chautauqua, N.Y. From this base, programs spread to many parts of [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Covington, Bucky
by Horton, Emily S. Bucky Covington 1977- by Emily HortonNC Government & Heritage Library, 2012. Related Entries: Clay Aiken; Fantasia Barrino; Kellie Pickler; Chris Daughtry; Scotty [...] (from NCpedia.)
Dare Stones
by Childs, T. Mike, Agan, Kelly. The Dare Stones By T. Mike Childs (2013) and Kelly Agan (2019), Government & Heritage Library Listen to this entry Download MP3 audio The Dare Stones are a series of [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Daughtry, Chris
by Horton, Emily S. Chris Daughtry 1979- by Emily HortonNC Government & Heritage Library, 2012. Related Entries: Clay Aiken; Fantasia Barrino; Kellie Pickler; Bucky Covington; Scotty [...] (from NCpedia.)
Desai, Anoop
by Horton, Emily S. Desai, Anoop 1986- by Emily HortonNC Government & Heritage Library, 2012. Related Entries: Clay Aiken; Fantasia Barrino; Kellie Pickler; Chris Daughtry; Bucky [...] (from NCpedia.)
Donner, George and Jacob
by Powell, William S. George and Jacob Donner, western immigrants for whom the Donner Pass in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California was named, were born in Rowan County, probably in the part that is now southern [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Donner, Tamsen Eustis
by Hardy, Martha Nell. Tamsen Eustis Donner, western immigrant, was born in Newburyport, Mass., the daughter of William and Tamsen Eustis, respected and well-to-do members of that community. Young Tamsen was encouraged to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Flack, Roberta
by Franke, Matthew. Roberta Flack is a Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and pianist renowned for her smooth, "velvety" voice. Born in Black Mountain in Buncombe County on February 10, 1937, she was one of four [...] (from NCpedia.)
Gibbons, Kaye
by Childs, T. Mike. Gibbons was born Bertha Kaye Batts in Nash county, N.C. on May 5, 1960. She had a poor and troubled childhood from which she has drawn liberally to create her novels. She grew up in a tin-roofed [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Heidi the Cross-Eyed Opossum
by Childs, T. Mike. Heidi the Cross-Eyed Opossum is a North Carolina-born female opossum who found fame in a German zoo and became a short-lived Internet celebrity in 2011.  She first appeared in a photo spread on new [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
J. Cole
by Eckard, Max. Jermain Lamar Cole, better known by his stage name, J. Cole, is a Grammy-nominated rapper, singer and producer from Fayetteville, NC. In 2009, he became the first artist to be signed to Jay-Z's Roc [...] (from NCpedia.)
Jovian
by Smith, Chris T. Jovian is a Coquerel’s sifaka (a species of lemur) chosen to star in the title role of the popular PBS children's television series Zoboomafoo, which began airing in 1999. Jovian was born April 10, [...] (from NCpedia.)
McCreery, Scotty
by Horton, Emily S. Scotty McCreery 1993- by Emily HortonNC Government & Heritage Library, 2012. Related Entries: Clay Aiken; Fantasia Barrino; Kellie Pickler; Chris Daughtry; Bucky [...] (from NCpedia.)
McKoy, Millie-Christine
by Umfleet, LeRae. Millie-Christine McKoy by LeRae Umfleet Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Mooning
by Powell, William S. Mooning means to expose the bare buttocks as a challenge or a taunt. Although it was undoubtedly used previously in some settings, the word first came to national attention after it appeared in a [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Murrow, Edward Roscoe
by Powell, William S. Edward Roscoe Murrow, news broadcaster and government official, originally named Egbert, was born near Centre Quaker Meetinghouse in Guilford County on Polecat Creek, the youngest of three sons of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pickler, Kellie
by Horton, Emily S. Kellie Pickler 1986- by Emily HortonNC Government & Heritage Library, 2013. Related Entries: Clay Aiken; Fantasia Barrino; Chris Daughtry; Bucky Covington; Scotty [...] (from NCpedia.)
Recording Industry - Part 1: Introduction
by Wells, Mike "Lightnin'". Recording Industry - Part 1: Introduction; Recording Industry - Part 2: North Carolina Recording Pioneers; Recording Industry - Part 3: Independent Labels Find Success; Recording Industry - Part 4: [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Recording Industry - Part 2: North Carolina Recording Pioneers
by Wells, Mike "Lightnin'". Recording Industry - Part 1: Introduction; Recording Industry - Part 2: North Carolina Recording Pioneers; Recording Industry - Part 3: Independent Labels Find Success; Recording Industry - Part 4: [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Recording Industry - Part 3: Independent Labels Find Success
by Wells, Mike "Lightnin'". Recording Industry - Part 1: Introduction; Recording Industry - Part 2: North Carolina Recording Pioneers; Recording Industry - Part 3: Independent Labels Find Success; Recording Industry - Part 4: [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Recording Industry - Part 4: Record Production since the 1970s
by . Recording Industry - Part 1: Introduction; Recording Industry - Part 2: North Carolina Recording Pioneers; Recording Industry - Part 3: Independent Labels Find Success; Recording Industry - Part 4: [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Recording Industry - Part 5: References
by . Recording Industry - Part 1: Introduction; Recording Industry - Part 2: North Carolina Recording Pioneers; Recording Industry - Part 3: Independent Labels Find Success; Recording Industry - Part 4: [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rhine, Joseph Banks
by Powell, William S. Joseph Banks Rhine, psychologist, parapsychologist, and university professor, was born in Waterloo, Pa., the son of Samuel Ellis and Elizabeth Ellen Vaughan Rhine. He spent a part of his youth in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rock Music
by Menconi, David. Rock music in North Carolina has always been marked by a "do-it-yourself" streak-meaning that some of the state's most notable musicians have practiced their craft while holding down day jobs. In [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Slow Poke the Possum
by Childs, T. Mike. Slow Poke the Possum By T. Mike Childs, 2012, N.C. Government & Heritage Library See also: Heidi the Cross-Eyed Opossum; Possum [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Taylor, James
by Horton, Emily S. James Taylor 1948- by Emily HortonNC Government & Heritage Library, 2012. Singer-songwriter James Taylor was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1948 to Gertrude and [...] (from NCpedia.)
The Death of Zelda Fitzgerald
by McKown, Harry. Late on the night of March 10, 1948, a fire started in a kitchen of the main building of Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. Spreading rapidly through a dumbwaiter shaft, flames reached [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
The June Germans
by Gaddis, Elijah. The June German once occupied a prominent place in the cultural life of eastern North Carolina. These yearly dances began in the late nineteenth century as a yearly diversion for the wealthy elites [...] (from NCpedia.)
The New Leisure: The Birth of Recreation, North Carolina 1870-1920
by Parramore, Thomas C., Watson, Harry L., Nathans, Sydney, Anderson, Jean Bradley, Clayton, Thomas H., Fenn, Elizabeth A., Wood, Peter H. By Elizabeth A. Fenn, Peter H. Wood, Harry L. Watson, Thomas H. Clayton, Sydney Nathans, Thomas C. Parramore, and Jean B. Anderson; Maps by Mark Anderson Moore. Edited by Joe A. Mobley. [...] (from The Way We Lived in North Carolina, NC Office of Archives and History and UNC Press.)
Wallpaper
by Powell, William S. Wallpaper, first known as "wall hanging," appeared in the New England colonies by 1700 and was available in the South by the 1740s. In 1758 plans were made to establish a new capital for North [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilson, Thomas D. (Big Tom)
by Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. Thomas D. (Big Tom) Wilson, legendary hunter and mountain guide, was born at the family home on the Toe River in Yancey County, a region at that time of almost unbroken wilderness in the lofty Black [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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