CULTURE


Modernextionsion Dance Company practices improvisation at rehearsal for "Disruption." Photo courtesy of Ryan Herron.

Goodbye choreography, hello improv

Modernextension Dance Company will throw away its playbook and take to the stage with an improvised and organic performance this Saturday in Gerrard Hall. The company will use dance to explore the theme of disruption at various levels, from molecular to political disruption. 


UNC Student TV will debut their new season of shows with a red carpet premiere. Photo courtesy of Hollie Rutledge.

STV premieres fall shows with red carpet

The Emmy Awards have come and gone this year, but for UNC Student TV, the biggest television event is happening this Saturday from 7-10 p.m. At the Red Carpet Fall Premiere, STV will debut its new season of shows, which members have been working on throughout the semester. 

The New Works Project presents student-written pieces

New Kids are found on the block, but new works will be found — the New Works Project will be showcasing the first fruits of their labor on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The event is being held at the UNC Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art in Room 102.


The UNC Men's and Women's Glee Clubs are hosting a scholarship benefit concert. Photo courtesy Dan Huff.

UNC glee clubs host scholarship benefit concert

The UNC Men’s Glee Club and UNC Women’s Glee Club, under the direction of Daniel Huff and Sue Klausmeyer respectively, will be performing their Scholarship Benefit Concert at the James and Susan Moeser Auditorium Sunday 3 p.m. Proceeds from ticket sales will go toward scholarships for students in the music department.


Landscape painter speaks at Hanes Art Center about the American aesthetic

Marc Handelman, an artist who works in painting, installation, books, film/video and photography, spoke at the NCU ART & Art History Artist Talk at Hanes Arts Center on Tuesday night.  Handelman said a lot of his painting draws on American aesthetics, so much of which is rooted in 19th century American landscape painting. His work explores how forms of rhetoric in landscape and nature appear in today’s art and politics. 


Carolina Jams is now offering lessons on guitar, piano, bass guitar and ukulele. Photo courtesy of Zac Gonzalez.

Carolina Jams is offering free music lessons

For her first music lesson, Coral Levkovitz wanted to learn how to play “Skinny Love” by Bon Iver. Levkovitz, a first-year biology major, knew a few things about playing the acoustic guitar but had never taken a formal lesson. 


Artist Irene Tison's artwork will be on display at until Jan. 4. Courtesy of Irene Tison.

Irene Tison tells Gullah stories through her colorful paintings

The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough is collaborating with Mike’s Art Truck to display Irene Tison’s newest collection “Low Country Life.” The 22-painting collection will be on display in the Alexander Dickson house, the building that houses the Hillsborough Visitor Center, from Nov. 10, 2017 through Jan. 4, 2018.


UNC MASH is hosting the first CineMASH food and film festival. Photo courtesy of UNC MASH.

Asian-American art and culture will be highlighted at film festival

UNC Mixed AAPI Student's Heritage (MASH), in its efforts to promote Asian-American and Pacific Islander culture, will host its first ever UNC CineMASH event on Friday from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. The Asian-American film festival will be complete with dumplings and a discussion panel to talk about the issues brought up in the films after the event.