Durham http://wunc.org en A Portrait Photographer Defies Social Norms http://wunc.org/post/portrait-photographer-defies-social-norms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The late 19th&nbsp;century American South was marked by inequality; Jim Crow was the law of the land and racial segregation was both a social norm and a legal requirement.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:49:32 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 39472 at http://wunc.org A Portrait Photographer Defies Social Norms Audio Under the Stars http://wunc.org/post/audio-under-stars <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Live storytelling events have increased in popularity recently, but audio listening parties are still relatively rare. A monthly event called "<a href="https://www.facebook.com/audiounderthestars">Audio Under the Stars</a>" seeks to change that in Durham. </span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Its organizers see audio stories as vehicles to other times and occasions for social engagement. The latest installment, "<a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1404002086556005/">Fish Out Of Water: Stories of misfits, oddballs, mariners and real fish</a>", is Friday at 8pm at <a href="http://www.spectrearts.org/">SPECTRE Arts </a>in Durham.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Below is a taste of the kind of stories "Audio Under the Stars" showcases.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:24:13 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 39087 at http://wunc.org Audio Under the Stars A Fresh Tune For West Africa http://wunc.org/post/fresh-tune-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="http://africaunplugged.wordpress.com/about/">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 http://wunc.org A Fresh Tune For West Africa An Actor, A University And A Famous Name Lead To A Lawsuit http://wunc.org/post/actor-university-and-famous-name-lead-lawsuit What do you think of when you hear the name Duke? That question is at the heart of a legal dispute between Duke University and the estate of John Wayne.<p>Fans of the late film star will recall that he went by the nickname "Duke," which his <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/30/books/review/scott-eymans-john-wayne-the-life-and-legend.html" target="_blank">biographers have pointed</a> out he picked up in childhood from a dog. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:33:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 38712 at http://wunc.org An Actor, A University And A Famous Name Lead To A Lawsuit [Video] Inside Fullsteam's First Frost Beer http://wunc.org/post/video-inside-fullsteams-first-frost-beer <p>http://youtu.be/0lRiLdOb8sI</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:43:17 +0000 Eric Mennel & David Huppert 37390 at http://wunc.org [Video] Inside Fullsteam's First Frost Beer A Great Deal: ADF Offers $10 Tickets To Attract Young Audiences http://wunc.org/post/great-deal-adf-offers-10-tickets-attract-young-audiences <p></p><p>The American Dance Festival kicks off today. ADF's mission is to support modern dance, and as a part of that they commission artists to create new work.</p><p>http://youtu.be/_0PhKrPkS3E</p><p>This year, there is a push to get a younger audience. Jodee Nimerichter directs the festival.</p><p>"I have to say I've had a lot of younger people come to me and say they'd love to see more, but they can't really afford it," she says.&nbsp; So for the first time this year, $10 tickets are being offered for people 18-30 years old. You just need to show a valid ID.</p><p></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:16:50 +0000 Phoebe Judge 37163 at http://wunc.org A Great Deal: ADF Offers $10 Tickets To Attract Young Audiences Your Everyday Life In A Comic Strip http://wunc.org/post/your-everyday-life-comic-strip <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Superheroes are not the only characters to grace the pages of comic books. <a href="http://durhamcomicsproject.org/">The Durham Comics Project</a> invites ordinary people to tell their own stories in cartoon squares. Started by Amy Godfrey, a librarian at <a href="http://durhamcountylibrary.org/staff-members/amy-godfrey/">Durham County Library</a>, the project seeks to illuminate the small and big moments that make a community.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:04:39 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 36615 at http://wunc.org Your Everyday Life In A Comic Strip Chatham County Line On A "Tightrope" http://wunc.org/post/chatham-county-line-tightrope <p></p><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 15:15:48 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio & Charlie Shelton 36429 at http://wunc.org Chatham County Line On A "Tightrope" The 'Thank God For Jokes' Tour: Mike Birbiglia At Carolina Theatre http://wunc.org/post/thank-god-jokes-tour-mike-birbiglia-carolina-theatre <p></p><p>Comendian <a href="http://birbigs.com/">Mike Birbiglia</a> is headed to the triangle this weekend, for a gig at the Carolina Theatre.</p><p>Mike's film&nbsp; <a href="http://watch.sleepwalkmovie.com/">Sleepwalk with Me</a> won the audience award at Sundance in 2012. It was co-written by This American Life's Ira Glass.</p><p>The movie stars Mike and is about his own life -- trying to be a comic, and discovering he is a sleepwalker.</p><p>The stories are true, and they are really funny.</p><p>http://youtu.be/8adsYbCfT-I</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 14:57:14 +0000 Eric Hodge 36428 at http://wunc.org The 'Thank God For Jokes' Tour: Mike Birbiglia At Carolina Theatre Contested: National Radio Show Features Three Sports Stories From Durham, NC http://wunc.org/post/contested-national-radio-show-features-three-sports-stories-durham-nc <p></p><p>How much money does your family spend on sports? Do you spend hundreds each your on a traveling team for a middle schooler? Perhaps your child plays in more than one of these competitive leagues. How about a private conditioning coach? How much is too much?</p><p>There's an intriguing new project about the topic. It's called Contested, and it features families in Durham, NC.</p><p><a href="http://sportsproject.org/">&gt;&gt;Browse the multimedia site.</a></p> Sun, 25 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Carol Jackson 36042 at http://wunc.org Contested: National Radio Show Features Three Sports Stories From Durham, NC