Get to know the 'artsy' side of Fayetteville
While it's fair to call Fayetteville a military town, that description doesn't do the city full justice.
Fayetteville boasts an array of entertainment options that go far beyond the military.
The city's longest-running entertainment series is Community Concerts, which each year brings a variety of musical, comedic and Broadway tours to the Crown Coliseum complex.
It's a landmark year for another Fayetteville institution - Cape Fear Regional Theatre, founded in 1962, has big plans for its 50th season. That includes a new artistic director, Tom Quaintance, who succeeds founder Bo Thorp.
A newer group, the Carolina Philharmonic under the direction of David Michael Wolff, has gained a strong following since its founding about two years ago.
Add outfits such as the Gilbert Theater, the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Cumberland Oratorio Singers and N.C. State Ballet and you have a full plate of artistic opportunities.
Here's a round-up of entertainment options available in the Cape Fear region.