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'Corporate-Types' Rock Durham's American Tobacco Campus

Posted May 28, 2006 11:57 a.m. EDT

— Who needs "American Idol" when you have "The Triangle Battle of The Bands?"

Eight local businesses, including WRAL's parent company,

Capitol Broadcasting Co.

, created bands from their staffs, and competed in the first annual Triangle Corporate Battle of the Bands on Saturday at Durham's American Tobacco Campus.

GlaxoSmithKine's "The Pharmers" were awarded the top prize of the night. Capitol Broadcasting won the "Groupie" award for having the best fans.

All bands won the satisfaction of helping a good cause, having raised $103,000 for and arts and design school in Durham called See-Saw Studio.