Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
8:30 am
Mon March 14, 2011

Crook's Corner Restaurant Honored

Crook's Shrimp & Grits
Credit Leoneda Inge

Crook's Corner restaurant in Chapel Hill has been honored with the American Classics distinction from the James Beard Foundation- a Hall of Fame type award in the food world.

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when the “food scene” in the Triangle went from good to great! But we’re there now and the rest of the country is taking note. Some of the most prestigious awards for restaurants and chefs come from the James Beard Foundation in New York. The tops in the food world will soon celebrate their James Beard Awards in “Oscars-like” style.  And that will include the crew at Crook’s Corner restaurant in Chapel Hill.

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Arts & Culture
1:10 pm
Fri March 11, 2011

Battle Of Guilford Courthouse Commemoration

Credit www.greensboro-nc.gov

Country park in Guilford County will commemorate the 230th anniversary of the battle of Guilford Courthouse this weekend. Re-enactors will show how revolutionary soldiers lived and will re-create the battle.

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Arts & Culture
5:45 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

"Vice" at The Monti

A tale of vice, growing up, and identity as told at this week's live story slam put on by The Monti.

Here's a story recorded earlier this week at a story slam put on by The Monti -- it's a local organization that asks people to go on stage and tell a personal story – without a script or notes. At story slams, audience members drop their names into a hat for the chance to tell a five-minute story on a theme. There are judges -- and winners and losers. This week the theme was “vices” and Dave Van Hook got one of the top scores for the night. This is his story – recorded in Durham earlier this week at The Monti’s Story Slam about vices.

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Arts & Culture
4:00 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

Islamic Center Holds Open House

The Islamic Center of Raleigh will host its annual open house for the public tomorrow. The event usually draws hundreds of people from the region who come to learn more about Muslims and their religion.

Imran Aukhil is a spokesman for the Islamic Association of Raleigh:

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Arts & Culture
5:32 pm
Tue February 22, 2011

African-American Heritage Commission

The North Carolina African-American Heritage Commission presented findings today of an information-gathering process that involved more than 200 citizens and spanned six communities. Acting director Michelle Lanier says the commission will focus on four priority goals of sustainability, partnerships, recognition and awareness:

"I think when we recognize that the African-American story is an American story, is a North Carolina story, and that we are interested in connecting with people rather than dividing people, then people start to listen a lot more."

Arts & Culture
5:00 am
Wed February 16, 2011

Poet Maya Angelou Awarded Medal of Freedom

Writer, poet, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has been awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor. President Obama presented the Wake Forest professor with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony yesterday. Mr. Obama said Angelou’s work has spoken to millions:

"By holding on, even amid cruelty and loss, and then expanding to a sense of compassion and ability to love…. By holding on to her humanity, she has inspired countless others who have known injustice and misfortune in their own lives."

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Arts & Culture
4:55 am
Wed February 16, 2011

Korean Catholics Building Church in Apex

Korean Catholics in the Triangle will soon have a new place to worship.

For years, Korean Catholics like Whansu Kang have been gathering at the St. Michael’s church in Cary. That should change this fall when the first phase of the Saint Ha-Sang Paul Jung Catholic Church is expected to be completed. It will give members of the Korean Catholic community their own space. Kang says the new space will give Korean students and visitors to the Triangle a place to turn to:

Arts & Culture
4:50 am
Tue February 15, 2011

MLK Speaks of Dream at Wake Forest

Eric Hodge:  An audience at Wake Forest University was among the first to hear parts of Martin Luther King Junior’s “I Have a Dream” speech. King delivered the address 10 months before the historic speech in Washington, DC.   Inge reports.

On October 11, 1962 – Martin Luther King Junior spoke at Wait Chapel at Wake Forest University.

" This will be the day when all of God’s children, black men and white men…"

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Arts & Culture
5:50 pm
Fri February 11, 2011

Pauli Murray - Before Her Time

Pauli Murray mural in downtown Durham
Credit Face Up Project, Center for Documentary Studie

Celebrations continue to honor Pauli Murray - author, civil rights activist, poet, lawyer, and priest - during the 100th anniversary year of her birth.

There are murals of a woman in downtown Durham who was obscure to the population until just about a year ago. Her name is Pauli Murray. Murray was raised in Durham and went on to become a civil rights leader, co-founder of the National Organization for Women and the first African American woman to be ordained an Episcopal priest. Durham residents have been celebrating the 100th anniversary of Murray’s birth. There is a Pauli Murray Project at Duke University named for her and even a play in her honor. 

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The State of Things
10:29 am
Fri February 11, 2011

Local Histories

Host Frank Stasio talks with Elin O'Hara Slavick, curator of the exhibition, and Cici Stevens, a local artist with a piece in the show.

An eclectic mix of art pieces come together in Chapel Hill in the exhibition"Local Histories: The Ground We Walk On." Building on the idea that "place can not be global," more than 50 artists from across the United States created works about communities around the world. The exhibit includes artists’ perspectives on a UFO hunter in Puerto Rico, the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam, and Michael Jordan’s childhood home. Host Frank Stasio talks with Elin O'Hara Slavick, curator of the exhibition, and Cici Stevens, a local artist with a piece in the show.

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