3/20/2018 11:28pm

Art in Bloom features more than 50 flower arrangements. Photo courtesy of Kat Harding.

Fourth annual Art in Bloom festival comes to the NCMA this Thursday

Spring has sprung — and so has the North Carolina Museum of Art. But this isn't your average enchanted garden.  This weekend from Thursday through Sunday, the Art in Bloom festival will be held at the NCMA. Bringing color and beauty to the triangle are 50 floral arrangements from different designers and public exhibits. 

3/9/2018 3:50am

Charlie Brown is a UNC student and singer-songwriter. Photo courtesy of Charlie Brown.

UNC student and singer-songwriter Charlie Brown talks his roots and his faith

Charlie Brown, a UNC student and singer-songwriter from Banner Elk, is in the final stages of creating an album based on his “middle-of-nowhere” roots and inspired by his upbringing and faith. He hopes to debut it at Cat’s Cradle in May.  Staff writer Emily Pite spoke with Brown regarding his inspiration and the process of creation for his work. 

3/8/2018 8:40pm

Nemuna Ceesay as Elmire, April Mae Davis as Mariane, Shanelle Nicole Leonard as Dorine, Rishan Dhamija as Cleante and Ray Dooley as Orgonin PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of Molière’s “Tartuffe” adapted by David Ball and directed by Saheem Ali. Photo by HuthPhoto.

Playmakers Repertory Company presents 'Tartuffe' and 'The Christians'

PlayMakers Repertory Company is putting on their renditions of Molière’s "Tartuffe," adapted by David Ball and directed by Saheem Ali, and "The Christians," by Lucas Hnath and directed by Preston Lane. The plays' themes were “a search for truth.” "The Christians" will run until Saturday and "Tartuffe" until Sunday. 

3/7/2018 7:37pm

The Augochlora pura is one of the most common bees in Eastern North America. Photo by Amanda Robinson.

Save the bees, please. Novelist Paige Embry talks importance of protecting native bees

Paige Embry will be speaking about her new book, "Our Native Bees: North America’s Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them," at Flyleaf Books on Saturday, March 10 at 2 p.m. Embry is from Seattle, Washington, and has a bachelor's degree in geology from Duke University and a master's degree in geology from the University of Montana.  Staff writer Chadwick Dunefsky spoke with Embry about her new book and why she considered native bees important.