Arts & Culture en A Fresh Tune For West Africa <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color:black">Grounded in West African tradition and propelled by the funk and jazz of today, <a href="">Africa Unplugged</a> blends its own genre of music . </span></p><p><span style="color:black">The Greensboro group explores new ways to formulate West African music on their new self-titled album. </span></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio & Charlie Shelton 38623 at A Fresh Tune For West Africa Loamlands Takes On Heavy Themes, Heavy Guitar In 'Some Kind Of Light' <p></p><p></p><p>Kym Register and Will Hackney are back in the Triangle after a long stint on the road. The pair makes up the band, Loamlands, and they’re playing a homecoming show in Carrboro this weekend.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:08:05 +0000 Rebecca Martinez & Eric Hodge 38812 at Loamlands Takes On Heavy Themes, Heavy Guitar In 'Some Kind Of Light' Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina are the center of a rich history of music and dance, from musicians like Doc Watson and Earl Scruggs, to traditions like ballad singing and square dancing.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:15:00 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 38710 at Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina Listen: Young von Trapps Sing "Edelweiss" <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Sofia, Melanie, Amanda and August von Trapp are the grandchildren of Werner von Trapp. He was portrayed as Kurt in the beloved film, "The Sound of Music." The young von Trapps learned to sing from their grandfather and have been touring together for 13 years. </span>The foursome sang "Edelweiss" on The State of Things.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:09:08 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 38678 at Listen: Young von Trapps Sing "Edelweiss" Beat Making Lab: Behind-The-Scenes Blog <p></p><p><a href="">Beat Making Lab</a> is a project where where music artists (producers and emcees)&nbsp; travel around the world teaching young people to make hip hop and electronic beats. It's run by <a href="">Pierce Freelon</a> and Stephen Levitin aka <a href="">The Apple Juice Kid</a>.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:08:35 +0000 Carol Jackson & Ryan Levin 38533 at Beat Making Lab: Behind-The-Scenes Blog Listen: Teen DJ Remembers Gabriel Garcia Marquez <p>Chapel Hill, NC teenager Jennah Jones is also known as DJ Twice. She's part of a project in which teens listen to NPR news stories and and create alternate versions, with original hip hop soundtracks.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src=";auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:04:49 +0000 Carol Jackson 38548 at Listen: Teen DJ Remembers Gabriel Garcia Marquez What Does Summer Camp Look Like For Your Family? <p>Hello mudda, hello fadda. It's that time again, summer camp!&nbsp; <strong>What does summer camp look like for you and your family? </strong>Click <a href="">here </a>to share a photo, audio or video right from your phone.</p><p>You have until Friday, July 11. On Monday the 14th we will feature some of our favorite submissions here.</p><p>Click <a href="">here </a>to browse all of submissions we've published so far.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:38:57 +0000 Carol Jackson 38330 at What Does Summer Camp Look Like For Your Family? Red, White And Blue On The Silver Screen <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p>Tomorrow, across the nation, Americans will celebrate our independence with parades, barbeques and fireworks. Some will celebrate the holiday with an annual viewing of their favorite patriotic film.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:50:04 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 38359 at Red, White And Blue On The Silver Screen Letters To The Unborn <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>After a whirlwind reunion with a childhood friend, Addie Lockwood finds herself unexpectedly pregnant. Never aspiring to motherhood, she chooses adoption without telling the father. But even before the child is born, Addie feels compelled to write letters to him.</p><p>The story is the premise of <a href=""><em>Byrd</em></a> (<a href="">Dzanc Books</a>/2014), a new book by Raleigh-based author <a href="">Kim Church</a>. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:19:31 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 38298 at Letters To The Unborn The Art of Drag <div style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><font size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Drag performance has a rich history and a lively culture that is increasingly more mainstream.&nbsp;</span></font><span style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Drag queen&nbsp;</span><a href="" style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Vivica&nbsp;C.&nbsp;Coxx</a><span style="font-size: 16px; line-he Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:07:57 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 38229 at The Art of Drag