Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Davis Miller and Muhammad Ali in 1992.
Davis Miller

The North Carolina Opera is bringing boxing to the opera stage with a new show, Approaching Ali

Looking At Appalachia

Jan 22, 2015
Ronald Sowder cuts Tom Fitzsimmons hair in Hinton, Summers County, West Virginia .
Ryan Stone / Looking at Appalachia

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared war on poverty. The images of the Appalachia region from that period created stereotypes of its people and land for the rest of the country.

Casablanca Kiss
Wikipedia

There can be no doubt Hollywood loves the kiss. New York Times film critic A.O. Scott examines the history of lip-locking on the silver screen in his recent piece, A Brief History of Kissing in The Movies.

Composite graphic image of Criminal
Artwork by Julienne Alexander

The North Carolina podcast Criminal is on a mission to tell the stories of “people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.” 

Hari Kondabolu comes to Chapel Hill and brings his polarizing comedy with him.
http://www.harikondabolu.com/photos/

    

Comedian Hari Kondabolu does not tiptoe around sensitive subjects like race and ethnicity. 

Image of Chang and Eng Bunker
Creative Commons

  

Conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker toured the world in the mid 1800s, putting their bodies on exhibit for a wide array of audiences.

Varsity Theatre marquis
The Varsity Theatre

Update Monday 11:44 a.m.:

The Varsity Theatre has successfully made their goal to buy a new digital projector, and they still have 26 days to go in their Kickstarter campaign #GoDigitalOrGoDark. The building houses two theaters, but to try to keep the goal attainable, organizers asked for enough money to convert one to digital. Any additional funds raised in the final days of the campaign will go toward updating the second, larger theater.

Duke University

This is a rebroadcast of a show that aired on January 22, 2013 on the 50th anniversary of the integration of Duke University.

Duke University celebrated 50 years of black students in January 2013, with an address by U.S. Senator William "Mo" Cowan.  The Massachusetts Democrat is a 1991 Duke graduate and in 2013, he was one of two African-Americans in the U.S. Senate.

Cellist Cicely Parnas
Michael Polito

Twenty-one-year-old Cicely Parnas is a fast-rising classical music star. 

Jonathan Byrd and his band.
jonathanbyrd.com

North Carolina's Jonathan Byrd has been served well by his time on the road. His travels have inspired his songs – both the gritty and gentle ones – and have earned him a huge following, especially in Canada.

He's a star in Quebec and southern Ontario.

"I sell out every show. The reception is just incredible, and I'm honored to be a part of that."

Jonathan Byrd's latest recording is "You Can't Outrun The Radio."

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