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Music
8:59 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Chris Stamey Sings The "Love Sick Blues"

'Lovesick Blues' by Chris Stamey
Credit www.chrisstamey.com

Chris Stamey has been a fixture on the local music scene for decades. He grew up with Mitch Easter and played with the likes of Alex Chilton, The Sneakers and the DBs. He's a sought after producer, and he even studied classical music and composition at UNC-Chapel Hill. But through it all, he's also been writing songs.

Chris Stamey has a new album of his own music out Wednesday called "Love Sick Blues."

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The State of Things
9:35 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Artist Takes Public’s Words To The President

"I Wish to Say" at the San Diego Museum of Art: Van Tran dictates a postcard.
Credit iwishtosay.blogspot.com

Artist Sheryl Oring talks with Frank Stasio

Sheryl Oring used to be a reporter, and though she still uses one of the instruments of old-school journalism, she considers herself an artist. She takes a manual typewriter, dresses up in 1960s garb and asks people to dictate to her messages for the president.

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The State of Things
9:29 am
Tue February 5, 2013

The Carolina Chocolate Drops

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Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops performs live from the Triad Stage in Greensboro, Feb 2013

The Carolina Chocolate Drops have come a long way from their days of busking on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. They’ve already won one Grammy, and now they’re up for another.

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Arts & Culture
4:58 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Task Force Says Greensboro Needs Downtown Arts Center, Public-Private Partnership Is Necessary

Credit Greensboro Performing Arts Center

A task force charged with looking at the viability of a downtown performing arts center in Greensboro says the city wants needs, and should help fund such a facility.

The task force charged with studying the feasibility of a performing arts center in Greensboro says the city needs, wants and can support one.

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Arts & Culture
2:33 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation Coming To Raleigh

The Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation
National Archives, Washington, D.C.

From May 15 through June 16, the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation will be on display in the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. The historical seven-page document is on loan from the National Archives in Washington, D.C..

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The State of Things
11:35 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Monologist Explores American Utopias

Credit mikedaisey.blogspot.com

  Monologist Mike Daisey is interested in the ideal societies we try to create for ourselves within the United States. Places like Burning Man, Disney World and Zuccotti Park. These places are the subject of his latest performance, “American Utopias.”

Duke Performances has brought him to town, and he is performing through Sunday. First, he joins host Frank Stasio in the studio.

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The State of Things
11:15 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Biomedical Engineer Turns to a Life of Music

  Not so long ago, Anna Rose Beck didn't think she could sing. She came to Durham to study biomedical engineering at Duke University, but eventually music pulled at her, and she decided to make it her life.

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Arts & Culture
8:01 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

A&T Four Celebrated 53 Years After Iconic Sit-in

Left to right: David “Chip” Richmond (son of the late David L. Richmond), Franklin McCain Sr. '63, Jibreel Khazan '63 & Joseph A. McNeil '63, standing in front of the statue commemorating the A&T Four.
Credit courtesy of North Carolina A&T State University RelationsA&T Four.

North Carolina A&T celebrates the A&T Four (or Greensboro Four) this Friday, the 53rd anniversary of their iconic sit-in at Woolworth's

Four civil rights pioneers will be honored Friday in Greensboro on the 53rd anniversary of their famous sit-in. North Carolina State University A&T Freshman Joe McNeil, Ezell Blair Jr., Franklin McCain and David Richmond sat down at an all-white Woolworth’s lunch sparking a significant movement in the Jim Crow South.

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Arts & Culture
3:06 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Legendary NC Blues Musician George Higgs Dies

George Higgs
Credit Tim Duffy, Music Maker Relief Foundation

North Carolina blues musician George Higgs died on Tuesday. He was 82 years old.

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Arts & Culture
5:32 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

UNC Music Professor Richard Luby Dies

Richard Luby
Credit music.unc.edu

UNC-Chapel Hill music professor Richard Luby died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday. Luby was known among his colleagues and students as a charismatic teacher and a passionate musician. He joined UNC-Chapel Hill in 1979, when he was hired as a professor of violin and chamber music.

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