Arts & Culture

The State of Things
11:46 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Celia Rivenbark’s Profane Take On Manners

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Celia Rivenbark is a successful essayist with numerous acclaimed books under her belt, but she has resisted the urge to dole out advice until now.

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The State of Things
11:46 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Artists Take On Surveillance State

"Surveying the Terrain" at CAM Raleigh. Artists: Maya Lin, David Maisel, Trevor Paglan
CAM Raleigh

Surveying the Terrain,” a new exhibition at Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum, CAM, uses surveillance and mapping tools towards artistic ends. 

The artists in the exhibition traded in their paintbrushes and canvases in favor of Google Earth, satellite images, and aerial photographs.  Brooklyn-based artist Matthew Jensen used Google Street view for his project 49 States, visiting every state except Hawaii.

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The State Of Things
12:16 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Rocking Out At Recess

Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players
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The New York Times calls him, “the Judy Blume of kiddie rock,” and USA Today says he is “hands down the best songwriter in the genre.” Grammy-nominated children’s musician Justin Roberts writes not only for young audiences but for parents and grandparents as well. He and the Not Ready for Naptime Players will play at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Carrboro ArtsCenter. Host Frank Stasio talks with Roberts about his music.

Arts & Culture
6:31 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Durham School Of The Arts Joins Fisk Jubilee Singers

Nigia Hunt rehearses with other soloists at Durham School of the Arts, preparing to sing with The Fisk Jubilee Singers.
Credit Leoneda Inge

The Fisk Jubilee Singers are known world-wide for their flawless voices and performance of Negro Spirituals.  Paul Kwami is the choir’s musical director and is on a five city, high school southern tour to personally help young voices hone and preserve the songs that have inspired people of all cultures.

Kwami’s first stop: The Durham School of the Arts.

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The State Of Things
12:50 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Does God Want You To Be Rich?

Blessed
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In the world of prosperity theology, abundant wealth and good health are signs of God’s favor. Leaders of the many of the megachurches that preach the prosperity gospel enjoy lavish lifestyles and a new reality show documents their experiences. Host Frank Stasio talks with Kate Bowlers, assistant professor of the History of Christianity in the United States and the author of Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel (Oxford, 2013).

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The State of Things
11:48 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Home Movie Day Returns To Raleigh

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A worldwide celebration of amateur filmmaking returns to the Triangle this weekend.

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The State of Things
10:53 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Poetry Meets Dance

Credit Coffee House Press

  

The poet Lightsey Darst found inspiration for her new book “Dance” (Coffee House Press/ 2013) from some unlikely sources: the Zodiac, Dante, the Guinness Book of World Records and Vogue magazine. 

In dance, Darst finds a metaphor for Hell, Earth, and Paradise.  Host Frank Stasio speaks to Lightsey Darst about dance, writing and her latest work.

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Arts & Culture
5:53 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Fun And Fried Food Highlight 2013 N.C. State Fair

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The North Carolina State Fair is getting ready to open its gates Thursday. The 11-day event features rides, exhibits, livestock, and entertainment. The State Fair's Brian Long says there's always something new on the food front.

"We have a massive double caramel apple that's called a 'double decker doozy' that's been covered in chocolate and other candy and what not," explains Long.

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Arts & Culture
7:07 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Slave Dwelling Project Comes To Historic Stagville

Joseph McGill spends the night in a slave cabin at Historic Stagville in Durham County. He founded The Slave Dwelling Project.
Credit Leoneda Inge

Today, almost 150 years since the end of slavery, two-story slave cabins still stand prominently on the Stagville grounds in Durham County, but that is not the case for hundreds of former slave structures across the U.S.

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The State of Things
11:43 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Schooner Juggles Line-Up For New Album

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The band Schooner’s journey to their first national release of an album was not without bumps in the road.

Founder Reid Johnson created a new line-up of members after the band nearly broke up in 2007. The composition of the band changed again for the latest album, Neighborhood Veins. Host Frank Stasio talks to Schooner, and they play live in the studio.

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