Arts & Culture

The State of Things
11:15 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Southern Literature Mourns Louis Rubin

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William Faulkner may be one of the most well-known writers of the 20th century. But you might not associate his name with southern literature if not for Louis Rubin

Rubin helped develop the genre of southern literature in its own right. A well-respected writer, an adored teacher and the founder of the Southern Literary Journal and the Society for the Study of Southern Literature, Rubin is regarded as one of the icons of southern writing.

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The State Of Things
10:23 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Swing Music Has Come And Gone And Come Again

Mint Julep Jazz Band
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The Mint Julep Jazz Band plays live in the WUNC studio at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science

    

The Mint Julep Jazz Band was named “Best Musical Artist” by Durham Magazine. 

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The State of Things
12:13 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Classical Music Comes Alive In The Triangle

Musicians from New Music Raleigh perform in a production called Penelope at Kings Barcade.
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Host Frank Stasio talks to John Supko, an assistant professor at Duke University and the creator of All Souls; and Shawn Galvin, curator for New Music Raleigh

  

Indy Rock does a good job of getting new music out to the ears of listeners. The same cannot be said of classical style music or opera. 

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The State of Things
12:05 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

The Clothesline Muse

The Clothesline Muse is a new multi-discipline theater project.
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Vocalist Nnenna Freelon and visual artist Maya Freelon Asante describe their new multimedia performance, The Clothesline Muse

  

In the past, the clothesline was a place where a community’s women met to hang laundry. 

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The State of Things
12:00 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

The Lives Of Transgender Immigrants

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Today is transgender day of remembrance, a day designated to remembering transgender people who have lost their lives to violence this past year.

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Arts & Culture
9:49 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Greensboro Performing Arts Center On Schedule

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Organizers behind a downtown performing arts center in Greensboro announced this week that the project is on schedule to break ground next fall.  The arts center will cost an estimated $65 million, with $30 million in funding from the city and $35 million in private donations from the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro (CFGG).

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The State of Things
11:39 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Economic Downturn Creates Lonely Lives In Japan

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When the economic bubble burst in Japan in 1991, many of its citizens lost faith in their nation.

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The State of Things
11:41 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Will The Revolution Be Tweeted?

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Zeynep Tufekci was only 16 years old and living in her native Turkey when she became a computer programmer.

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The State of Things
11:53 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Breakthrough Year In Bluegrass for Steep Canyon Rangers

The Steep Canyon Rangers
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First Host Frank Stasio talks with The Steep Canyon Rangers and they perform live on The State of Things

    

2013 has been a huge year for the western North Carolina bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers. The band released a new album “Tell The Ones I Love,” won a Grammy award for “Best Bluegrass Album,”  and toured with actor Steve Martin. 

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The State of Things
12:10 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Photographer Documents Workboats Of The Core Sound

Photograph from Larry Earley's new book Workboats of Core Sound, published by UNC Press.
Lawrence Earley Photography

Photographer and author Larry Earley talks about his new book, 'Workboats of Stories and Photographs of a Changing World'

For decades the primary industry of the Core Sound was the fishing industry which used workboats. Although the fishing business in the area has declined, workboats remain a source of social memory for residents there. 

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