Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
11:30 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Greensboro Band Phive Releases Tribute Song To Nelson Mandela

Phive is a band based in Greensboro.
Credit Phive, Facebook

Greensboro band Phive has released a new single dedicated to Nelson Mandela. They made the announcement yesterday on Mandela Day, the birthday of the South African leader. Phive spoke with PRI's the World from WUNC's studios in Durham. You can listen to the interview here.

Here's the music video of their new song, "Madiba."

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The State of Things
10:48 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Young Band Spreads Its Musical Wings

The band Many Nights Ahead performs on The State of Things.
Credit http://www.manynightsahead.com/

Many Nights Ahead energize our studio with live music

Out of the Shenandoah Valley, Many Nights Ahead is a young 7-member bluegrass band looking to grow. Their music is influenced by the Shenandoah Valley and their backgrounds in genres such as blues and metal. 

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The State of Things
11:15 am
Tue July 16, 2013

New Projects At Greensboro’s Elsewhere Museum

Nikita Gale is the current artist in residence at Elsewhere.
Credit Nikita Gale

George Scheer, Nikita Gale, Chris Kennedy, and Red Behnke explicate the “living museum” and art space, Elsewhere

Greensboro’s self-defined “living museum” and art space, Elsewhere, has several new projects in store this summer.

This spring, the space launched one of its newest endeavors entitled “Southern Constellations.” The project attempts to bring together a network of experimental multimedia artists from around the south into Elsewhere’s creative space.

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Arts & Culture
7:32 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Family Reunion At Rose Hill Plantation

The Harrison-Boddie Family held their reunion at Rose Hill Plantation, where their descendants were slaves.
Credit Leoneda Inge

Leoneda Inge reports on the Harrison-Boddie Family Reunion at Rose Hill Plantation.

Thanks to the Internet, more and more families have been able to complete their family trees.  For African American families, the trail has led them back to the slave plantations where their story began in this country.  The Harrison and Boddie families of Nash County have been gathering for four decades.  But for the first time, they celebrated their family reunion at the Rose Hill Plantation near Nashville.

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Last Motel
3:25 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

The Indigo Girls Live On Last Motel

The Indigo Girls with Eric Hodge live on Last Motel, at Manifold recording.
Credit Manifold Recording

This summer, the Indigo Girls played a show at Manifold Recording in Pittsboro, streamed live on WUNC’s Last Motel with Eric Hodge. During their time on stage, they played a range of songs and also spoke about their lives and musical careers. 

The Last Motel live stream features portions of this concert as part of the program rotation from now until Sunday, July 14.

Here are a few highlights from the show:

On playing with a symphony orchestra:

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Arts & Culture
3:18 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

This American Life Celebrates Its 500th Episode; Take The TAL Quiz!

Ira Glass and the This American Life producers celebrate their 500th episode this weekend.
Credit Adrianne Mathiowetz

UPDATE: Hear Episode #500 on the TAL website.

If you are a This American Life listener, get ready to celebrate. The popular radio show is reaching a milestone this weekend, broadcasting its 500th episode. To celebrate, Ira asked each of the show’s producers to recall their favorite moment—whether that be a single phrase or an entire story—and talk about that moment during a special, behind-the-scenes, “best-of” episode airing this weekend.

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The State of Things
11:02 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Love Army Fights NC General Assembly With Music

The North Carolina Music Love Army Logo.
Credit Skillet Gilmore

Two weeks ago, the North Carolina Music Love Army did not exist. It was just an idea.

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The State of Things
12:08 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Carrboro Poet Laureate Bridges Past And Present

Jay Bryan speaking at the Carrboro Centennial.
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Carrboro Poet Laureate, Jay Bryan, reflects on towns history through his poetry

The small town of Carrboro was once a prominent mill town in the early to mid-1900s. But after all of the mills closed down and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continued to grow, the town became a haven to students and an evolving arts scene.

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The State of Things
12:21 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Mr. Tol E. Rance Comes To Town

Camille A. Brown & Dancers
Credit www.camilleabrown.org/the-company

Coreographer Camille A. Brown and writer-critic Lightsey Darst talk about dance and the American Dance Festival

Three years ago, Camille A. Brown made the decision to form her own dance company, Camille A. Brown & Dancers.

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The State of Things
11:56 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Tom Rankin Steps Down After 15 Years Leading CDS

Tom Rankin served as director of Duke's Center for Documentary Studies for 15 years.
Credit Duke University

The former director of Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies, Tom Rankin, stepped down after 15 years at the helm.

The Center has a mission of being at the crossroads of documentary work and academia. CDS started the Full Frame Festival — though it was called Double Take at the time. 

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