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Grammy-winning soul singer Maxwell will perform at the Crown Coliseum on Oct. 20,, according to a news release. Tickets for the show are on sale at Ticketmaster.com.

Summer reading fun for everyone

Two of my favorite ways to think of reading are different, yet similar. Reading can be a form of escapism, allowing you to get away from your current reality and create a connection with the characters. Reading also allows indirect experiences that create understanding and compassion for others.

The East Regional Library at 4809 Clinton Road will be closed through June 9 while flooring is installed, according to a news release. The branch of the Cumberland County Public Library System will reopen June 10.

"Wheel of Fortune" is coming to Fayetteville, but Pat and Vanna are not. Fans of the longtime TV game show will get the chance to see “Wheel of Fortune Live” at the Crown Theatre this fall.

Robert C. “Bob” Pinson has been named the new president and CEO of the Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland County. Pinson has been the interim president of the Arts Council for three years. Before that, he was director of operations for nine years, according to a news release.

A new digital archive will feature interviews with students of Fayetteville Technical Community College and Fayetteville State University who visited Selma, Alabama.

Vacation planning starts at the library

Summer is just around the corner, and that means it's time to start planning your family vacation. Whether you're heading to the beach, the mountains or somewhere in between, Cumberland County Public Library has plenty of resources to help you plan the perfect trip.

The Mecklenburg Declaration of 1775: Fact or fable?

On May 20, 1775, 248 years ago today, a group of militia leaders meeting in Mecklenburg County received word of the revolutionary battles at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts. They were so outraged that they promptly composed a document condemning the British. The militiamen declared Mecklenburg County free and independent a full year before the Declaration of Independence was signed.

The joint is jumpin’ with “Jelly’s Last Jam” at Cape Fear Regional Theatre, featuring gorgeous choreography, soaring voices and heart-stopping moments as the story of Jelly Roll Morton, the self-proclaimed inventor of jazz, dazzles the stage.

The public is invited  to a 5k run/walk on Friday in downtown Fayetteville to benefit the North Carolina Special Olympics, according to a news release from the Fayetteville Police Department.

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