Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
2:14 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

How Lessons Learned From DPAC May Help Help The New Performing Arts Center In Greensboro

This rendering is of a proposed design for the performing arts center in Greensboro. The project is expected to break ground before the end of 2014.
Credit City of Greensboro

Plans for a new downtown performing arts center in Greensboro are moving forward. City officials and fundraisers finalized an agreement this month about construction and operation details for "The Steven B. Tanger Center For The Performing Arts". A ground-breaking could take place this fall. The building is expected to host Broadway shows and co-exist with a state-of-the-art venue just down the road, Durham's Performing Arts Center (DPAC.)

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The State of Things
9:56 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Writing About War

Veteran salutes other veterans
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A conversation with two of the Veterans Writing Collective co-founders: Paul Stroebel and Rebecca King

  

The complexities of war do not fit neatly into a poem or a novel. Writers grapple with how to address conflict responsibly, honestly and creatively. An April 12th panel at the North Carolina Writers' Network Spring Conference at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro will examine the challenges of writing about war. 

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The State of Things
9:52 am
Tue March 25, 2014

New Songs With Old Roots

Bruce Piephoff's new album is Soft Soap Purrings
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Bruce Piephoff talks about his new album and performs live with dobro player Aaron Ballance

  

Bruce Piephoff's music draws inspiration from the Appalachian tradition of story and character-centered songs. The poet, guitarist and singer released a new album, "Soft Soap Purrings" earlier this year. 

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StoryCorps
4:53 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

StoryCorps Comes To Durham: Please Participate

The StoryCorps Mobile Booth

 Update: All the sessions available have been booked. We will be opening another round of sessions for booking at 10 A.M. on Friday April 18!

StoryCorps is that terrific project where regular people can go into an audio recording booth and interview someone they know. StoryCorps interviews are regular Friday morning features on Morning Edition.

Do you want to record an interview with someone? Here's all the info you need:

When: April 17 - May 18

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Arts & Culture
1:48 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

How More Appalachian Girls Will Tell Stories Because Of Open Source Software

Jacie Buckner (foreground) and Alexis Wills
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Jacie Buckner and Alexis Wills are teenagers. Both grew up in the same Appalachian region of North Carolina. Jacie describes herself as quiet. Alexis says she is a rebel.  They met in middle school, when they ran into each other in the lunchroom. " I looked at Jacie and thought 'oh my goodness, she’s going to hate me!'"Alexis says.

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Back Porch Reviews
1:00 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Back Porch Reviews Regina Carter, Bigfoot & John Gorka

Regina Carter's new CD is 'Southern Comfort'
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This is the first in a series of Back Porch Music album reviews that Freddy Jenkins and I will be writing periodically. We'll feature new and significant historical releases worth mentioning. You'll hear some of these and hundreds of other CDs every week on the program. Leave your comments below.

One of the best parts of working at Back Porch Music is sampling all the music that comes our way from remarkable artists and sharing these artists with you. Here's a look at three that are well worth your time.

Regina Carter: Southern Comfort

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The State of Things
12:24 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Kate And Keith Become "Genevieve & Ferdinand"

Genevieve and Ferdinand Live

Host Frank Stasio talks with jazz duo Kate McGarry and Keith Ganz

Jazz vocalist Kate McGarry and her guitarist husband Keith Ganz have been collaborating for a decade. Kate headlined their New York City-based jazz ensemble that recorded five albums, including Grammy-nominated "If Less Is More, Nothing Is Everything."

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The State of Things
12:45 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Dance Performance Brings History To Stage

Protest for economic equality
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Guest host Phoebe Judge talks with choreographers Tara Mullins and L.D. Burris
Operation Breadbasket was an economic program of the civil rights movement that worked to negotiate better hiring practices for African-American people. North Carolina State University's dance company, Panoramic Dance Project, is performing a mixed media modern dance inspired by the historical events. "Operation Breadbasket" will be performed March 27th and 28th at the university. 
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The State of Things
12:10 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

A Poet's View Of Che Guevara

Che on My Mind
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A conversation with renowned poet and activist Margaret Randall

In her new book, Che On My Mind (Duke University Press Books, 2013) Margaret Randall, renowned poet and activist, considers the power and the limitations of Che Guevara as a symbol. She will read at the Internationalist Bookstore and Community Center in Chapel Hill tonight at 7 p.m. 

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Arts & Culture
12:04 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

'Too Much Pork For Just One Fork' And 3 More Great SCOTS Song Titles

Southern Culture on the Skids

Southern Culture on the Skids are Chapel Hill's legendary "bards of downward mobility." If you have no idea what we're talking about, you're in for a treat:

Here's some of our top four favorite song/album titles:

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