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Pieces of Gold

Posted March 23, 2011

This is one of my favorite days of the year. I get a front row seat to a great show in Raleigh. Actually I get a seat on stage!

This is the 28th year of Wake Education Partnership’s Pieces of Gold extravaganza in Raleigh. For the last eight years or so I have been serving as co-emcee of the event with former WRAL Public Affairs Director Waltye Rasulala. Pieces of Gold celebrates the most talented singers, dancers and performers in the Wake County Public School System. I can guarantee that I will once again be blown away by the talent I see and hear tonight. Tickets are still available but don’t wait until the last minute because it is often a sold-out affair.

Tonight’s program begins at 7:00 in Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium in the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The show features a wide array of tremendous talent including 18 Karat, a Southeast High School choral group that performed on WRAL’s Noon News last week. I can’t wait to hear Elsie Shuler’s group again tonight and all of the other performers.

By the way, I would like to announce the winner of our contest this week for best love story. We had lots of good ones. Plum wins two tickets to the Bill Leslie & Lorica Concert at Johnston County Community College in Smithfield this Saturday night, March 26 at 7:00PM. It will be a wonderful evening and I look forward to seeing many of you there in the beautiful 1,000 seat Paul Johnston Auditorium just off Interstate 95. 


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  • aloflin Mar 24, 2011

    My workouts have really been more intensive, with the improvement of my back! Still trying to mix up the cardio to prevent boredom and overuse of muscles! Can't wait to hear more details about your experience! I look forward to it!

  • vlhighlander Mar 24, 2011

    Thank you so much for your part in Pieces of Gold. This was my granddaughter's second year performing. What amazing talent we have in Wake county and the great teachers who help them strive to do their best.

  • bleslie Mar 23, 2011

    thanks aloflin. it really well! I still plan to publish the entire workout soon. How have your work-outs been going?

  • aloflin Mar 23, 2011

    Bill, just did the 100 days of fitness go? I miss hearing about your workouts and meal plans. Any updates to share?

  • klindsey Mar 23, 2011

    I had the distinct privilege of being able to perform at Pieces of Gold in 1989. I was a junior at Garner Senior High School and was part of the Company G Quartet.

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