Arts & Culture

The State of Things
11:41 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Houndmouth's Folk Songs Tell Vivid Stories

Houndmouth's first album is From the Hills Below the City.
Credit houndmouth.com

A conversation with and live performance by Houndmouth

The members of Houndmouth, an Americana quartet, grew up in the small town of New Albany, Indiana. Their music draws from their roots and combines folksy narratives with more rugged rock. 

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The State of Things
12:44 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Kurt Cobain: New Music 20 Years After His Death

Kurt Cobain
Credit Flickr user: QuicheIsInsane

  Kurt Cobain, lead singer of the band Nirvana, died 20 years ago at the age of 27. In his short life, the rock icon composed music that many said gave voice to their generation.

Now a new composition by two professional musicians reconfigures Cobain’s gritty voice and sounds into a electroacoustic work. Perfume will be performed this evening at Duke’s Music department.

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The State of Things
12:17 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Black Women's Power And Oppression Within The Black Church

Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation Black Bodies the Black Church and the Council of Chalcedon
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Scholar Eboni Marshall Turman discusses black women's roles and repression in the black church

In many black churches, women do the administrative work, raise funds, and educate the congregation's children. It is rare to find black women in higher leadership roles like preachers and pastors. Eboni Marshall Turman is the director of black church studies at Duke Divinity School, and author of Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation: Black Bodies, the Black Church, and the Council of Chalcedon (Palgrave Macmillan; 2013). 

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Arts & Culture
4:32 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Al Letson To Speak In Durham Wednesday March 5

Al Letson
Credit State of the Re:Union

Al Letson is a radio host of the show State of the Re:Union. He is in Durham Wednesday night, March 5 in an event sponsored by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke. Letson will discuss the show and share audio and video clips. His talk is titled  “A More Perfect Union."

Details:

Wednesday, March 5, 7 p.m.
Full Frame Theater, Power Plant Building, American Tobacco Campus
320 Blackwell St., Durham, North Carolina

Letson performed this autobiographical story for The Moth:

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The State of Things
12:19 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Alice Fest Brings Women Filmmakers Together To Showcase Work And Build Community

Full Frame Theater in Durham
Credit alicefest.org / Alice Fest

Host Frank Stasio talks with Alice Fest director Vivian Bowman-Edwards and filmmakers Carol Bash and Camden Watts

  

Of the 16 films debuting at the Sundance Film Festival this year, only three were created by women. Alice Fest 2014, a festival at Durham’s Full Frame Theater, seeks to offer female perspectives in a male-dominated industry. The festival showcases short films and developing films by women with a particular emphasis on films about women's lives.

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Carl Kasell
11:47 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Carl Kasell's Curious Connection With Another Broadcasting Legend

Charles Kuralt (l) and Carl Kasell (r) at the WUNC Dedication, March 13, 1953. The two performed a dramatization of the the opening of the student-run station.
Credit University of North Carolina Photographic Lab Collection #P0031 / North Carolina Collection Photographic Archive, Wilson Library

Carl Kasell and Charles Kuralt  have a curious connection.

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Arts & Culture
5:00 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Rising Star In Jazz Performs Thursday, Duke Performances

Credit Gregory Porter

A rising young star in jazz is headed to Durham Thursday night. Gregory Porter was a college football player when he was sidelined with an injury. So, he turned to music. He cut an album and was still an unknown singer when he was selected by Wynton Marsalis to do a residency with Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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Carl Kasell Retires
1:59 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Carl Kasell Announces Retirement: Here Are 3 Things You Might Not Know About Him

Carl Kasell and Peter Sagal (delivering news by sidecar)
Credit Tony Nagelmann / NPR : Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Carl Kasell was the voice of NPR News for thirty years. He's in the National Radio Hall of Fame. In later life, he found fame as the official scorekeeper and voice of the popular weekend show Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! Kasell announced his retirement Tuesday.

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Arts & Culture
10:41 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Jewish Poetry Set To Music

Composer Dan Asia
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Poet Paul Pines and Composer Dan Asia talk about Jewish Poetry set to music

Poet Yehuda Amichai is one of Israel’s most acclaimed artists. His poems explore different aspects of the Jewish faith. American poet Paul Pines also examines the many components of Judaism in his work. American musical composer Dan Asia set both their works to music which will be performed tonight at Elon University

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Arts & Culture
5:00 am
Sat March 1, 2014

Jade City Pharaoh - Love Don't Live Here Anymore (Season 2, Ep. 5)

Jade City Pharaoh
Credit Luis Franco / http://francoproject.com/

Things aren't going well between Malik Frasier and the woman he loves. Belinda Goodall has been stood up once too often. But she doesn't know that our humble bookstore clerk broke those dates on a hero's mission, playing his part as the Jade City Pharaoh. Malik's only hope is to reveal his secret identity, but will he do it, and can it save a failing romance?

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