Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
3:40 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Duke Chapel Closing For Restoration; Two Stunning Photos

Duke Chapel
Credit Skip Bradley / Flickr/Creative Commons

Duke Chapel is closing to the public May 11, 2015 for a year-long restoration project. The ceiling will be worked on and the original chapel roof will be replaced. Crews will also work to restore the stained-glass windows and woodwork.

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The State of Things
12:11 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Poems Of Teachers And Tigers

Alloy book cover

A conversation with professor and poet Larry Johnson


Inspiration for poetry can strike anywhere, even at the Carolina Tiger Rescue in Pittsboro. A visit there sparked one of the poems in "Alloy" (2014, WordTech Communications), the latest book from Larry Johnson. 

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The State Of Things
11:31 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Bull City Sculpture Show: 'Twist Of Fate'

Mike Roig preps his piece, Twist of Fate for the Bull City Sculpture Show
Credit Bull City Sculpture Show


Sculptures are often the trademark of a place:  Chicago has Cloud Gate, Indianapolis has LOVE and Durham has the Bronze Bull. Sculpture can truly embody a city.

This week the Bull City Sculpture Show comes to Durham, displaying 12 national works across the city.

The show is presented by Liberty Arts, a non-profit foundry and 3-D sculpture studio in Durham.

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Arts & Culture
9:54 am
Wed April 30, 2014

The Poets Of North Carolina: A Healer, A Student, A Teacher, A Transplant

Jacinta White, poet, and coordinator of The Word Project.

For National Poetry Month, we talked with four different North Carolina poets about their work and their relationship with the art form.

Name: Jacinta White

Location: Kernersville, NC

Organization: The Word Project, using poetry workshops to help with personal and community healing.

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The State of Things
11:51 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Superheroes On A Submarine: A New Take On Shakespeare

Jon Haas as The Tune and Jessica Flemming as Memory Lass
Alan Dehmer

Actors Jon Haas and Jessica Fleming and director Jeff Storer talk about their latest production 'Spirits to Enforce'

Last week as Shakespeare fans around the world celebrated his 450th birthday, Durham's Manbites Dog Theater opened a modern adaptation of his last masterpiece, The Tempest. 

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Mad Men Mondays
5:03 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Mad Men Mondays: 'The Royal Swinger.' You Can Type With It And Dance To It

'The Royal all-electric. It takes the homework load off your pretty hands.'
Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History

All this spring,  during AMC’s final Mad Men season, we're working with the Hartman Center at Duke University to bring you some real archival advertisements based on the storyline of each Mad Men episode.  The Hartman Center specializes in advertising and marketing history and our collaboration is based on their blog called “Mad Men Mondays.”

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The State of Things
12:35 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Holocaust Survivors Tell Their Stories

Prisoners at Ebensee Concentration Camp in 1945. Many of those who survived camps like these now speak out as a part of Speaker's Bureaus around the country.
Credit Creative Commons

Holocaust Remembrance Day

With each passing year, we lose more survivors of World War II. And not just the soldiers who fought, but the targeted civilians who survived the Holocaust. In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, we share a few of their stories.

We begin by talking with speakers from the Chapel Hill-Durham Holocaust Speakers Bureau. It works to preserve the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations. Host Frank Stasio talks with three people from the Bureau: Sharon Halperin, the daughter of two Holocaust survivors; Peter Stein, a survivor from Czechoslovakia; and Renee Fink, a survivor from Holland.

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Arts & Culture
7:53 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Plaque Honors Historic Significance of High Point Market

North Carolina will unveil a historic marker for the original High Point Market building.
Credit High Point Market Authority

The state Department of Cultural Resources has installed a North Carolina Highway Historical Marker at High Point Market.

Gov. Pat McCrory is scheduled to attend the unveiling ceremony there today.

The original market building was constructed in 1921 with 249,000 square feet of show space. Now the market offers 11.5 million square feet, and contributes more than $5 billion dollars to the state economy every year.

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Middle East
9:21 am
Sat April 26, 2014

Syrian Composer-Turned-Activist Asks Americans For Support

Originally published on Sat April 26, 2014 11:30 am



As the conflict in Syria rages, a pianist named Malek Jandali has turned to composing to express his sorrow. He was one of the first Syrian artists living abroad to openly criticize the Assad regime, not long after an uprising swept across his homeland. Jessica Jones from North Carolina Public Radio shares how he found his voice through music.

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8:50 am
Sat April 26, 2014

After A Shocking Loss, Finding Healing By Teaching Others

Ayodeji Ogunniyi and his father, Abimbola "Yinka" Ogunniyi, at their first American home in South Holland, Ill., in 1993.
Courtesy of Ayodeji Ogunniyi

Originally published on Fri April 25, 2014 5:10 pm

Ayodeji Ogunniyi was a pre-med student when his father was murdered by three young men. So Ogunniyi decided that becoming a teacher, not a doctor, would help ensure his father's death was not in vain. (This StoryCorps interview initially aired Oct. 30, 2011 on Weekend Edition Sunday.)

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