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Friday December 3rd

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Company Carolina: a note from the Arts Editor

What can we say? Sometimes, we screw up.

We here at Canvas and the DTH Arts Desk would like to extend our sincerest apologies for the fact errors in our recently published story, “Company Carolina reorganizes.” Judging by the lengthy comments — 16 as of 6 p.m. on Tuesday — there a lot of you out there who are pretty angry.

The Arts Desk knows that it can’t function without the support and hard work of the many talented, dedicated members of the Carolina arts community. It’s you who give us our stories, inspire our writers and allow us to produce creative journalistic content. Without all of you actors, singers, dancers, sculptors, painters and musicians, among others, we wouldn’t exist as a desk.

So we’re devastated to know that a story we recently published might jeopardize our relationship with you. We didn’t vet out some facts as much as we should have and we produced a misleading graphic that was, frankly, completely inaccurate.

In short, we messed up. And for that, we are sorry.

When we decided to write a story about Company Carolina, we wanted to tell the story of how the troupe is on the up and up, mounting large-scale productions and making a real name for itself on campus. We were curious about the unfortunate circumstances that led to the cancellation of “Cats” last spring, and interested in seeing what kinds of things the group is doing to prevent things like that from happening again.

Our writer is working on another story about Company Carolina, meeting with the group’s producers and talking to former cast members to tell the real story about the group, an organization that clearly has generations of dedicated alumni. If you are an alum of Company Carolina, shoot the Arts Desk an e-mail at artsdesk@unc.edu . We’d love to hear your stories of late-night rehearsals, opening-night jitters and show-closing triumphs.

The Arts Desk is still your source for Carolina arts news, reviews and features. And that’s something we never want to screw up.

-Nick Andersen
Arts Editor

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