Arts & Culture

The State of Things
12:23 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Louis Armstrong's Groundbreaking Decade In Chicago

Louis Armstrong Master of Modernism
Credit http://books.wwnorton.com/ / W.W. Norton and Company

Professor and author Thomas Brothers talks about his latest book, Louis Armstrong: Master of Modernism

    

Louis Armstrong is a integral figure in American popular music. And although many know him for his 1960s hits like "Hello Dolly" and "What a Wonderful World," his career in the 1920s and 30s really set a precedent for jazz vocals and instrumentals for future generations. 

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The State of Things
12:14 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Jack The Radio Sharpens Southern Rock Sound In Raleigh

Jack the Radio
Credit Jack the Radio / Jack the Radio

An in-studio performance from the band Jack the Radio

  

Jack the Radio started as two North Carolina State University students creating music in their dorm room. And nearly a decade later, they are four players bigger and they have embraced their southern rock sound. 

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Arts & Culture
8:37 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Coming Attraction: 1940's Era 'The Cary' Theatre Opens Its Doors Again

A rendering of the exterior of 'The Cary' -- the town's newly-renovated entertainment venue.
Credit Town of Cary

Triangle film and theater enthusiasts will have a new venue to check out starting this weekend. "The Cary" has been getting a facelift over the past year. It officially opens Saturday in downtown Cary. It'll show documentaries, 'indie' films and classic box office hits. 

Lyman Collins is cultural arts manager for the town of Cary. He says not much of the original 1940's theatre remains...

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The State of Things
12:24 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Author Explores The Depths Of Mother-Son Relationships Through Fiction

The Deepest Secret
Credit carlabuckley.com / Random House

 

Buckley explores this relationship and the lengths a mother will go to in order to protect her son in her newest novel, The Deepest Secret (Random House; 2014). Host Frank Stasio talks with Buckley about the mother-son relationship and her writing.

The State of Things
12:04 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Laser Show "Swamiji" Puts Modern Spin On Story Of Hindu Monk

Swamiji is a laser documentary about Swami Vivekananda.
Credit http://www.swamiji.vedantanc.org/

If you are going to yoga today, you can thank Swami Vivekananda. The Hindu monk is credited with bringing yoga to the West along with the Indian philosophy of Vedanta. 

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The State of Things
11:41 am
Wed February 19, 2014

"Celebration" Is A Dark Comedy About A Family Secret

Celebration is about a dark family secret.
Credit http://littlegreenpig.com/?p=1560

Director Kevin Ewert and actress Lenore Field preview 'Celebration', a dark comedy presented by Durham’s Little Green Pig Theatrical

When a dark secret is revealed at father's 60th birthday party, the whole family has something to say about it.

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The State of Things
11:38 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Film 'Not Yet Begun To Fight', Vets And Fly-Fishing, In Durham Thursday Night

Veterans learning to fly fish.
Credit Justin Lubke http://www.notyetbeguntofightfilm.com/?page_id=46

Retired Marine Colonel Eric Hastings used to dream about fly-fishing when he was in Vietnam. In 1969, he returned home to Montana and went quickly to the water. "I came back from combat and found I needed relief. And the more I was out there fly-fishing, the more I knew I needed more of it.  You know, this ... this river healed me," he says.

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The State of Things
10:30 am
Tue February 18, 2014

[PHOTOS] Theater Of Belief: The Ritual Of Masking Across The Globe

Akata Dance Masqueraders in Ogoja, Nigeria
Phyllis Galembo Phyllis Galembo

Professor and photographer Phyllis Galembo and Temple of Light founder and chief priest Babalawo Ifaniyi Akintunde talk with Frank Stasio about the culture of masking.

When people don masks and costumes in the United States, it is often for Halloween or to root for their favorite sports team. But in Africa and the Caribbean, masking carries a much deeper meaning.
 

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History
7:39 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Rebuilding A Slave Cabin: 'Proud Of The Work We’ve Done'

WUNC's Leoneda Inge has been working to rebuild a slave cabin on the grounds of James Madison’s Montpelier estate

Updated 2/21/14: 

All this week, WUNC's Leoneda Inge is working with a team to re-construct a slave cabin that dates back to the early 1800s. The cabin is on the grounds at James Madison’s Montpelier in the Piedmont region of Virginia. The remains of the original slave cabin was discovered and excavated in 2010.  Leoneda and the team will be helping to rebuild the slave quarter at the actual site where it stood generations ago. She'll be blogging all week. We will excerpt her blog here and link to each day's entry.

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Arts & Culture
6:33 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Civil Rights Museum Lifts Tour Guide Requirement

The International Civil Rights Center and Museum
Credit Jeff Tiberii

Members of the Greensboro City Council will get an update Tuesday afternoon about the downtown Civil Rights Museum.  Leaders in Greensboro were upset to learn late last week that part of a loan they approved was paid out before a written agreement went into place.  The city council agree d last fall to provide the Civil Rights Museum with a $1.5 million loan. 

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