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Triangle Arts & Entertainment Makes A Run For Pepsi Refresh Grant

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Online magazine could win major money through readers’ votes

September 2, 2010 (RALEIGH, NC) — Triangle Arts and Entertainment, a nonprofit online magazine devoted to supporting the visual and performing arts in the Triangle region and surrounding counties, is in the running for a $25,000 grant from The Pepsi Refresh Project.

It’s going to take readers’ votes to seal the deal, however.

Pepsi is giving away millions each month to fund “refreshing ideas that change the world”. The ideas with the most votes will receive the grants.

Robert Morrow, owner and editor of Triangle A&E, hopes the thousands of folks in and around the Triangle who rely on his online magazine as a free media outlet for all the arts and entertainment news and events in the Triangle will take the time to vote at http://www.refresheverything.com/triangleartsandentertainment.

Triangle A&E is the only publication in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill region that focuses solely on arts and entertainment and offers a free media outlet for artists, arts organizations and venues, from the largest shows to individual emerging artists. Updated daily, the magazine spotlights all performing and visual arts, design arts and artisans, music, film, culinary arts and literature. These stories are simultaneously published on the Triangle A&E Facebook page and Twitter.

“I started Triangle A&E because of the rapidly declining coverage of the arts in the media,” Morrow said. “I wanted to give the smaller organizations an opportunity to have a voice in the media — a place where visual and performing arts organizations can be seen and heard – while sharing the headlines with the larger, well known, performances or events.”

He noted that Triangle A&E includes a community calendar “where you can post your event yourself, or if you have someone who is doing publicity for your organization it can be submitted via email.”

Morrow considers the Triangle region “our testing ground. If we’re successful, we plan to grow within the state.”

In less than one year, Triangle Arts & Entertainment has achieved a Google page rank of 5, which Morrow attributes to consistently updated, quality content and growing readership.

Voting for the Pepsi Refresh Program grants ends September 30th. For more information, go to www.refresheverything.com.

For more information on Triangle Arts & Entertainment, visit www.triangleartsandentertainment.org. Voting is available at http://www.refresheverything.com/triangleartsandentertainment.

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