New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds is coming to Greensboro and is bringing free books for low-income students.

Get ready for Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! at the Durham Performing Arts Center on March 8-10. Learn new songs and sing along to familiar favorites with Oscar and Cookie Monster; build a snowman with Elmo; flap your wings with Big Bird; marvel at Abby’s magic; be amazed when Super Grover…

In 16 years as a columnist for the Charlotte Observer, Tommy Tomlinson earned a reputation for telling the stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things — the teenagers who integrated a Charlotte high school; a college math professor breaking a code; a police recruit with disabilitie…

World War II, Julian M. Pleasants argues convincingly in his new book “Home Front,” had a profound role in shaping the North Carolina we know today — a modern state with diversified agriculture, strong industry, many people who have moved in from elsewhere and at least the beginnings of chan…

Triad Stage’s core mission includes telling North Carolina and Southern stories. And there is nothing more deeply rooted in the Tar Heel State than moonshine and stock car racing.

One of the truisms often heard around theaters, rehearsal halls and classrooms is, “A good play starts with a good story.” The corollary is that some stories virtually demand to be written, and that it is incumbent upon someone to write them.

Each author brings a different hue to the city or region he or she is writing about. Nicolas Obregon’s stunning second novel shows Los Angeles from the perspective of Kosuke Iwata, a former Japanese police detective who is now a private investigator in California.

Neil Simon wrote more than 30 plays and nearly the same number of movie screenplays, mostly adaptations of his plays. His hits include “The Odd Couple,” “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” “Biloxi Blues,” “Barefoot in the Park” and others. And this month, Community Theatre of Greensboro will tackle “G…

In his memoir, “Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back),” Jeff Tweedy, frontman of the American rock band Wilco, displays a sense of humor that his audiences will know well from his onstage banter.