Topics: Arts & Entertainment

Ackland expands art collection, may move to new building


The Ackland Art Museum could grow closer to its goal of becoming the preeminent public university art museum through UNC’s five-year capital campaign, “For All Kind: The Campaign for Carolina.”

NC State Fair's 150th anniversary fries up tradition and innovation


The North Carolina State Fair is a 150-year-old tradition, but that doesn’t mean the vendors have run out of ingenious combinations of deep-fried concoctions and new attractions.  

Southern Fried Queer Pride will hold first-ever Durham festival this week

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The Southern Fried Queer Pride festival comes to Durham for the first time Thursday, putting on a three-day event filled with art workshops, performances, skill shares and dance parties to celebrate Southern queer culture. 

We the Ladies is creating new spaces for women in comedy


We the Ladies, an emerging all-female comedy group, is hosting a charity show titled “Everything’s Fine: A celebration of total and complete gender equality, finally.” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 16 at Might As Well on Franklin Street.  

5 Halloween movies to watch whether it's Halloween or not

Whether you're celebrating Halloween or not, skip the hack-and-slash clichés and binge on these classics.

Flyleaf Books connects the community


Whether because of a need to support entrepreneurial endeavors or an obligation to sustain localism, independent bookstores nationally are thriving. Flyleaf Books of Chapel Hill is no different.

UNC Symphony Band and UNC Wind Ensemble host benefit concert


Rock on with the Department of Music for a concert featuring the UNC Wind Ensemble and UNC Symphony Band this Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Memorial Hall.

CUAB hosts livestream of Trevor Noah interview for 'Get With The Times'


The New York Times journalist John Eligon interviewed Trevor Noah, comedian, writer and host of “The Daily Show,” on Oct. 15, filmed live at Northwestern University.

Q&A with UNC professor and poet Alan Shapiro

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Flyleaf Books will host two university professors Tuesday to discuss their newest poetry books. 

Word on the Street: What are the trends for this year’s Halloween costumes?


It’s the most frightful time of the year! Post Friday the 13th, students at Chapel Hill are gearing up for our spookiest holiday: Halloween. But with Halloween also comes the age-old stressor of finding a creative costume.

Nonprofit arts industry brings jobs to Orange County


The Orange County Arts Commission (OCAC) announced last week that the nonprofit arts and culture sector is a $130.3 million industry in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough. 

Column: The buzz around student barbers

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The line between a good haircut and a bad one is often as thin as the razor making the cut. So why do students entrust their hair to other students? 

Word on the Street: What are you most excited about for Late Night with Roy?

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Late Night With Roy was Friday, signaling that basketball season is almost upon us. This LNWR had the added importance of the 2017 championship banner being unveiled. 

Varsity film forum shines a light

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Art continually illuminates other art, and nowhere is this more present than at the Varsity Theatre on Franklin Street — where the Radiant Cinema: Light, Life and Luminescence fall film series kicked off on Tuesday. 

Durham Savoyards come to 'play' in Chapel Hill

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Did you see glamorous pictures of celebrities from the recent premiere of "Thor: Ragnarok" in Los Angeles and wonder when it will be your turn to attend such a monumental event? This could be your chance. 

'Bump in the Night' will put the 'ha' in Halloween

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Halloween is a time for pumpkin carving, monsters and, for the group Mettlesome, sketch comedy. 

Carolina Creates Music and community

When then UNC first-years Sam Lowe and Cameron Champion came to campus, they quickly bonded over a shared appreciation for music and a difficulty in connecting with fellow student musicians. 

The William and Ida Friday Center puts a face on the refugee crisis


In an effort to humanize a very politically divisive issue, The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education is hosting a photography exhibit, “REFUGEE,” that sheds light on the lives of refugees all over the globe.

Q&A with author Wiley Cash


In his new novel “The Last Ballad,” Wiley Cash talks about poverty, misogyny and race through the unsung heroine Ella May Wiggins of the Loray Mill strike. Cash is a New York Times bestselling author for his novel “A Land More Kind Than Home.” 

Kenan Theatre Company's 'Antigonick' gives an old story a modern spin


Kenan Theatre Company takes on a retelling of "Antigone" in the form of Anne Carson’s "Antigonick" this Thursday through Monday.