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Featured Artist Member: Coaching Up Creativity

When Annette Shope started out as an artist, she believed she was a natural. Why so sure? Chalk it up to her genes. She grew up around inventive and artistic first- and-second degree relatives including engineers. Now science is backing up that belief and proving...

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January Featured Recording

  [audio mp3="https://home.imurj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Searchin-for-my-lover-comp.mp3"][/audio]     The tune is in Am and combines a classic minor blues pattern with a little Latin punch. The chorus goes straight to big majors and rock and roll. What hooks the melody is the space and stops. What you don’t play counts big sometimes!   The...

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December Featured Recording

  [audio mp3="https://home.imurj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/What-Are-We-2.mp3" autoplay="true" preload="auto"][/audio] Song: What Are We By: C.J. Vickery   C.J. tells us about his song "What Are We", how he made it, his influences, and everything in between. “What Are We?” is a driving barroom anthem with a relentless rhythm section pushing the melody for the entire...

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Hennessy Cognac, #1 in Music

A 2013 study on alcohol references in music determined Grey Goose, Patrón, Jack Daniel's & Hennessy as the four brands most frequently mentioned in popular music. Hennessy claimed first place on the list, so here's a look at 15 songs that name-drop the brand. #1 Montell Jordan -...

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Let’s Talk Salt

Bars are no stranger to salt; Margaritas, Salty Dogs & Tequila Shots all get a decent dose of the stuff. You may have seen flavored or dyed salts, but there are also some amazing varieties of naturally derived salts that add dimension and flavor to...

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In The Scene: SPCLGST

If you've spent any time walking around in Raleigh, I'm sure you've seen those round black stickers with white lettering "SPCL GST" on them...

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How to: Old Cuban

The mojito's caramel cousin; The Old Cuban is a crowd favorite with Imurj's members.  As we move into winter it becomes harder to find enough fresh mint to keep this gem on our menu, so here's how to make it at home! Ingredients: 1 sprig fresh mint ...

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Rookie Booking Mistakes

The good folks at Deep South hosted a forum (as part of their on-going “Angles” series held the first Weds of every month) entitled “Rookie Booking Mistakes and How To Avoid Them”. Panelists included John Booker (Deep South Entertainment), Kristen Hill (Cat's Cradle), Glenn Boothe (Motorco Music...

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In The Scene: Clark Hipolito

https://youtu.be/NwVmQTRSNIE Imurj’s In The Scene Series showcases NC artists and musicians in their creative spaces. Season 1. Episode 2. Interview with local artist Clark Hipolito.  ...

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In The Scene: Stevie G

Imurj's In The Scene Series showcases NC artists and musicians in their creative spaces. Season 1. Episode 1. Interview with local musician Stevie G. Stevie G is the lead vocals in Echo the Aftermath....

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