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Myscha Theriault: World of Bluegrass festival showcases Raleigh's pleasantly urban side [Tribune News Service :: BC-THERIAULT-COLUMN:MCT]

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Myscha Theriault: World of Bluegrass festival showcases Raleigh's pleasantly urban side  [Tribune News Service :: BC-THERIAULT-COLUMN:MCT]

With a museum scene that's earned the nickname Smithsonian of the South, a notable restaurant repertoire and a boast-worthy beer scene, an unassuming North Carolina town has an abundance of built-in reasons to brag. Simply put, Raleigh is pretty dope. While a number of events throughout the year add to the overall destination value, there’s one in particular that offers an exceptional bang for ...

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