Arts & Culture

8:05 pm
Sun January 25, 2015

Listen: 'Ask Me Another' LIVE In Durham

NPR's new show "Ask Me Another" features puzzles, word games and trivia. They recorded an episode at the Carolina Theatre in Durham recently. Listen! Musical guest is John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats:
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Brush up your British slang with Andy Serkis ( Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Lord of the Rings), who talks getting into the mind of Caesar the ape and reveals the origin of Gollum's creepy voice.
Arts & Culture
4:36 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Listen: The Music Of Steel Wheels

The Steel Wheels
the artist

The Steel Wheels is a band with a raw, cool sound.  Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own current sound.

The foursome play the Fletcher Opera Theater at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts Friday night, but first spoke with Eric Hodge about, among other things, doing 9 shows in 10 days in North Carolina. (They went place to place by bicycle. "We figured it would be all downhill.")

The State of Things
11:21 am
Fri January 23, 2015

One More Time Round With Jon Shain

Durham artist Jon Shain is playing The State of Things.
www.jonshain.com/

  

Durham guitarist Jon Shain recorded an album of covers in 2014 entitled Reupholstered

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The State of Things
12:01 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

"Approaching Ali" Blends Boxing And Opera

Davis Miller and Muhammad Ali in 1992.
Davis Miller

The North Carolina Opera is bringing boxing to the opera stage with a new show, Approaching Ali

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The State of Things
11:57 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Looking At Appalachia

Ronald Sowder cuts Tom Fitzsimmons hair in Hinton, Summers County, West Virginia.
Ryan Stone Looking at Appalachia

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared war on poverty. The images of the Appalachia region from that period created stereotypes of its people and land for the rest of the country.

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The State of Things
3:06 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Movies On The Radio: What Is Your Most Memorable On-Screen Kiss?

Casablanca Kiss
Credit Wikipedia

There can be no doubt Hollywood loves the kiss. New York Times film critic A.O. Scott examines the history of lip-locking on the silver screen in his recent piece, A Brief History of Kissing in The Movies.

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The State of Things
11:56 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Criminal: Turning The Crime Narrative On Its Head

Criminal is a podcast about "people who have done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle."
Artwork by Julienne Alexander

The North Carolina podcast Criminal is on a mission to tell the stories of “people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.” 

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The State of Things
11:40 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Politically Incorrect, Totally Hilarious

Hari Kondabolu comes to Chapel Hill and brings his polarizing comedy with him.
Credit http://www.harikondabolu.com/photos/

    

Comedian Hari Kondabolu does not tiptoe around sensitive subjects like race and ethnicity. 

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The State of Things
12:17 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

From Siam To The South, A New Take on Conjoined Twins Chang And Eng Bunker

A new book explores the racial and cultural dynamics of the life and work of conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker.
Credit Creative Commons

  

Conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker toured the world in the mid 1800s, putting their bodies on exhibit for a wide array of audiences.

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Arts & Culture
11:49 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Chapel Hill's Varsity Theater Makes Financial Goal

The Varsity Theatre

Update Monday 11:44 a.m.:

The Varsity Theatre has successfully made their goal to buy a new digital projector, and they still have 26 days to go in their Kickstarter campaign #GoDigitalOrGoDark. The building houses two theaters, but to try to keep the goal attainable, organizers asked for enough money to convert one to digital. Any additional funds raised in the final days of the campaign will go toward updating the second, larger theater.

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