_Master of Fine Arts student Isabel Cuenca, who was born in the Philippines, was exposed to two very different environments growing up in the U.S.
From country and blues to rock to Broadway, a genre of American music exists for everyone to sing along with. The Ackland Film Forum, a collaboration between the Ackland Art Museum and several departments at UNC, is exploring these genres through the “America’s Music” film series during February and March at the Varsity Theater.
The Ackland is promoting its first ARTINI—a 1930s-themed evening of style, drinks, and entertainment inspired by the museum’s current exhibition of prints from the period—with Feature Nights at popular local bars.
Female Cast: Friday at 8 p.m.; Male Cast: Saturday at 8 p.m.
★★★★ Joe Calarco’s “R&J” is an engaging modern riff on the Shakespeare’s classic tale of forbidden love, with talented actors and dynamic direction.
Investigative journalist and historian Nick Turse has augmented his body of work with his historical nonfiction book, “Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam.” Turse will be at Flyleaf Books on Sunday to discuss “Kill Anything That Moves,” which reveals the extensive violence against Vietnamese civilians, ultimately leaving 2 million dead, 5.3 million injured, and 11 million displaced.
A local author’s short story collection serves as the inspiration behind the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts’s latest exhibit, “It’s All About the Story.” Jill McCorkle, a Hillsborough-based author, is reading pieces from “Going Away Shoes,” the collection that inspired all of the works in the exhibit at the gallery Sunday from 2-4 p.m.
The third installment of Canvas’ series “The Avenue Ahead,” which follows UNC Pauper Players’s production of “Avenue Q” from beginning to end, profiles the show’s music director, Alex Thompson.
_Meg Stein, a Master of Fine Arts student at UNC, was always interested in drawing and “making small things.” She first began to call herself an artist when she joined an artist collective in Durham and began creating large installations. Her work, on display in the John and June Alcott Gallery at the Hanes Art Center, uses furniture as a metaphor for human loneliness.
Eleven Brazilian street-dancers presented a high-energy blend of hip-hop, martial arts, circus, and street-dance in a double bill performance of Correria and AGWA at Memorial Hall Wednesday night.
_Bland Simpson is a Kenan Distinguished Professor in the creative writing program and was director of the creative writing program from 2002-2008.