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Dec
30

2010: Best of the Year

As you may have noticed, the posts here have slowed down quite a bit. It’s a direct reflection on the dull year that was 2010. In retrospect, however, there were plenty of significant events that happened. Here are the Top 40 events of 2010:

  1. N.C. Museum of Art Opens New Building
  2. The Walt Opens
  3. Hopscotch Festival Begins as Huge Success
  4. Moore Square Redesign Approved
  5. Caniac Coach Begins Service
  6. Duke Wins National Championship
  7. Elizabeth Edwards Dies
  8. Ira David Wood IV Fills in for Ailing Father
  9. NHL Announces All-Star Game to Raleigh, Finally!
  10. Hillsborough Street Renovation Complete, with Roundabouts
  11. 90-Degree Heat Record Set
  12. The Container Store Opens
  13. John Wall is Selected First In NBA Draft
  14. NCSU Grad Loses Secret iPhone4
  15. Josh Hamilton Named Major League Baseball’s MVP
  16. North Hills Harris Teeter Opens with Controversial Design
  17. Raleigh Loses Hamid Mohajer of Mo’s Diner
  18. “Hudson Belk” Becomes “Belk”, Gets New Image
  19. William D’Auvray leaves Buku
  20. H&M Opens in Raleigh
  21. Golden Corral Razes, Replaces Home Store
  22. City Council Endorses Western High(er) Speed Rail Route
  23. Mike Krzysewski Becomes #2 Winningest Coach
  24. Broughton Band Selected for Rose Bowl Parade
  25. Penzey’s Spices Opens in Cameron Village
  26. Get Motivated Seminar Brings Top Names in Leadership, Ties Up Traffic
  27. Another Samaratan Falls to Death on Beltline, Prompts New Fencing
  28. Taylor Swift Plays Sold Out RBC Center
  29. Mami Nora’s Opens in Raleigh
  30. Winterfest Returns to Downtown
  31. North Face Store opens in Crabtree
  32. Brind’Amour Retires, Staal Named Captain
  33. D.H. Hill Relights Art Wall
  34. Catapano Retires from Sanderson
  35. Varsity Mens Wear Moves from Crabtree to North Hills
  36. Sparians , Zoe’s Kitchen , Piola , and Brueggers Open in North Hills
  37. R-Line Food Tour Comes to Downtown Raleigh
  38. TWC Remaps Channels
  39. Evan Rachael Wood Engaged to Marilyn Manson, Splits
  40. Meat House Opens

We got a few new retailers and restaurants about which we’ll be excited for many years to come. Some others were lost and might be missed one day:

  • Buckhead Saloon
  • Ten Ten Chinese Buffet
  • Yoho Asian Bistro
  • Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe
  • Bear Rock locations
  • Uno’s Grill
  • Space Savers
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Ted’s Montana Grill
  • Duck and Dumpling

While we didn’t make a lot of big news, there was plenty of entertainment. I’ve always told people from bigger cities that there is more to do in the Triangle than I have the money and/or time for. Perhaps you got to spend an evening being entertained by some of these fine artists:

  • John Caparulo
  • Wilco
  • Widespread Panic
  • Norah Jones
  • My Morning Jacket
  • Michael Buble
  • Paula Deen
  • Tyler Florence
  • The Neelys
  • Anthony Bourdain
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Toby Keith
  • Brad Paisley
  • Darius Rucker
  • Sugarland
  • Steve Winwood
  • Santana
  • Kiss
  • Tift Merritt
  • The Connells
  • Dillon Fence
  • Drivin’ n’ Cryin’
  • the Spinners
  • OK Go
  • John Prine
  • Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Tom Petty
  • Amos Lee
  • Alice in Chains
  • Clay Aiken
  • Three Days Grace
  • Michael Franti
  • Jack Johnson
  • Kings of Leon
  • The Church
  • Leon Russell
  • Kellie Pickler
  • The Cult
  • the Swell Season
  • Lady Gaga
  • Iris DeMent
  • Mastodon
  • Chicago
  • Old Habits
  • Sister Sledge
  • Phish
  • O.A.R.
  • Paramore
  • Tegan and Sara
  • Lynard Skynard
  • 38 Special
  • Bret Michaels
  • Patty Griffin
  • REO Speedwagon
  • Pat Benetar
  • Marcy Playground
  • Ingrid Michaelson
  • Jonathan Coulton
  • John Mayer
  • Ringo Star
  • Train
  • Little Feat
  • Styx
  • Joan Baez
  • Foreigner
  • Kansas
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Colbie Callait
  • Marylin McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.
  • Damon Wayans
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Black Crowes
  • Southern Culture on the Skids
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Asia
  • Hanson
  • Rooney
  • Lewis Black
  • Creed
  • Natalie Merchant
  • Umphrey’s McGee
  • The Wiggles
  • Straight No Chaser
  • Bob Schneider
  • Cory Doctorow
  • Augustana
  • Counting Crows
  • Mat Kearney
  • Chelsea Handler
  • Avett Brothers
  • Government Mule
  • Heart
  • Lyle Lovett
  • Ar Rahman
  • Zac Brown
  • Lauren Kennedy
  • Terrence Mann
  • Taylor Swift
  • Barenaked Ladies
  • Luego
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • Adam Lambert
  • The National
  • MGMT
  • Wynton Marsalis
  • Tom Maxwell
  • Corinne Bailey Rae
  • Matt and Kim
  • Bon Iver
  • Demetri Martin
  • Mitch Fatel
  • Maroon 5
  • Kris Allen
  • VV Brown
  • Corrosion of Conformity
  • David Sedaris
  • Charlatans UK
  • Muse
  • Last Comic Standing
  • Megafaun
  • The Love Language
  • Annuals
  • Panda Bear
  • The Rosebuds
  • Broken Social Scene
  • Public Enemy
  • Buddy Guy
  • Dirty Projectors
  • Jeff Dunham
  • 311
  • Superchunk
  • ZZ Top
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • Marshall Crenshaw
  • Glass Moon
  • Needtobreathe
  • Brian Regan
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Alejandro Escovedo

…and more! If you think that was good, just wait until you see what 2011 has in store for us!

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