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BRIEF: 5 artists to be honored with North Carolina Heritage Awards May 20 in Raleigh

May 13, 2014

By Rodger Mullen, The Fayetteville Observer, N.C.

May 13--Five state artists and craftsmen will be awarded the North Carolina Heritage Award on May 20 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh.

The recipients are Bobby Hicks, a 10-time Grammy Award-winning fiddler; Susan Leveille, a Jackson County hand weaver; Sid Luck a fifth-generation Seagrove potter, Bill Myers, who leads the R&B and jazz band The Monitors; and Arnold Richardson, an artist credited with revitalizing the state's Indian art tradition.

The Heritage Awards are presented by the N.C. Arts Council and the state Department of Cultural Resources. They honor artists and craftsmen whose work has enriched the state's cultural life.

The awards ceremony, which includes musical performances, is scheduled for 8 p.m. For more information, call 919-807-7300 or go to

- Rodger Mullen


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