Arts & Culture

The State of Things
11:13 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Do Taxi Drivers Experience Time Differently Than Business Travelers? Or Yoga Instructors?

In the Meantime Temporality and Cultural Politics
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Scholar Sarah Sharma explains the concept behind her new book, In the Meantime: Temporality and Cultural Politics

  

The idea that the world is getting faster is fairly common claim but what does that really mean?  How does our perception of time affect our bodies and our communities? Sarah Sharma, professor of media and cultural studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, examines how labor changes the way people experience time. 

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Arts & Culture
5:00 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Ari Picker, Lost in the Trees: The Eric Hodge Interview

Lost in the Trees
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The folk/pop group Lost in the Trees has a new album out this month. The group has been praised for its instrumental mastery, ethereal sound  and passionate performances. This album is a new direction for them. Front man Ari Picker says that new direction was carefully planned: "Well, I didn't want to do the same thing that I had been doing. I needed to switch it up or not make another record, so I decided to switch it up."

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Arts & Culture
1:52 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Raleigh's Kat Robichaud: The Voice Finalist Winds Down Kickstarter, Ramps Up Plans

Kat Robichaud crowd surfed while singing during one of her standout 'The Voice' performances
Credit NBC

Raleigh glam rocker Kat Robichaud finished in the top ten of NBC's program The Voice last season. Robichaud says that she never could have imagined the kind of success she found on television: "I was an awkward little girl, I just didn't fit in anywhere. High school sucked. College, honestly wasn't too much better. And it wasn't until I joined my band that I started finding my voice. When my band broke up I was devastated. I didn't know what to do.

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Arts & Culture
5:00 am
Sat February 22, 2014

Jade City Pharaoh - Sanctuary (Season 2, Ep. 4)

Jade City Pharaoh
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As a crime fighter, Herald Jones knows not every moment of a heroes life is filled with adventure. Sometimes he has to run errands just like the rest of us -- except he can fly and we can't. But even a simple trip to the bank can turn to danger for the Jade City Pharaoh.

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The State of Things
12:23 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Louis Armstrong's Groundbreaking Decade In Chicago

Louis Armstrong Master of Modernism
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Professor and author Thomas Brothers talks about his latest book, Louis Armstrong: Master of Modernism

    

Louis Armstrong is a integral figure in American popular music. And although many know him for his 1960s hits like "Hello Dolly" and "What a Wonderful World," his career in the 1920s and 30s really set a precedent for jazz vocals and instrumentals for future generations. 

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The State of Things
12:14 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Jack The Radio Sharpens Southern Rock Sound In Raleigh

Jack the Radio
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An in-studio performance from the band Jack the Radio

  

Jack the Radio started as two North Carolina State University students creating music in their dorm room. And nearly a decade later, they are four players bigger and they have embraced their southern rock sound. 

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Food
11:31 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Ashley Christensen Of Poole's Downtown Diner Is James Beard Award Finalist

Chef Ashley Christensen

Chef Ashley Christensen is a finalist for the James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Southeast. The news was announced Tuesday March 18, 2014.

To Christensen, a restaurant is not just a place where you sit down to eat.  It’s an entire concept.  She carefully plots an immersive experience for her diners.

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Arts & Culture
8:37 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Coming Attraction: 1940's Era 'The Cary' Theatre Opens Its Doors Again

A rendering of the exterior of 'The Cary' -- the town's newly-renovated entertainment venue.
Credit Town of Cary

Triangle film and theater enthusiasts will have a new venue to check out starting this weekend. "The Cary" has been getting a facelift over the past year. It officially opens Saturday in downtown Cary. It'll show documentaries, 'indie' films and classic box office hits. 

Lyman Collins is cultural arts manager for the town of Cary. He says not much of the original 1940's theatre remains...

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The State of Things
12:24 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Author Explores The Depths Of Mother-Son Relationships Through Fiction

The Deepest Secret
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Buckley explores this relationship and the lengths a mother will go to in order to protect her son in her newest novel, The Deepest Secret (Random House; 2014). Host Frank Stasio talks with Buckley about the mother-son relationship and her writing.

The State of Things
12:04 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Laser Show "Swamiji" Puts Modern Spin On Story Of Hindu Monk

Swamiji is a laser documentary about Swami Vivekananda.
Credit http://www.swamiji.vedantanc.org/

If you are going to yoga today, you can thank Swami Vivekananda. The Hindu monk is credited with bringing yoga to the West along with the Indian philosophy of Vedanta. 

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