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Sunday January 17th


Wednesday Roundup (4/13 to 4/20): The Finals, Or Something Like That, Edition


Big River
Paul Green Theatre
Now through April 24
Mon. to Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sat. and Sun. at 2 p.m.
Tickets from $10 to $45

Adapted from the Mark Twain classic “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” “Big River” tells a musical adventure of the young Huck Finn. Music for the play will be performed by The Red Clay Ramblers, who performed in previews of the original Broadway show.

Read staff writer Nidhi Singh’s preview of the play here.

Read Arts Editor Nick Andersen’s review here.

Taming of the Shrew
LAB! Theatre
Kenan Theatre, CDA
8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 5 p.m. Monday
Free admission

In an alternative version of Shakespeare’s beloved — and first — comedy of true love won through sheer persistence, LAB! Theatre is going ‘meta.’

Longtime LAB! producer and regular Amelia Sciandra is staging the story as a play within within a play — we’re confused too — but the cast is solid and the show should be too.

Read staff writer Jenna Stout’s preview of the play in Thursday’s print edition.

Jennifer Koh
Memorial Hall
7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14
$10 students, $20 – $55 general public

Grammy-nominated violinist Jennifer Koh offers an intimate solo concert in Memorial Hall as one of the last performances of the Carolina Performing Arts season.

Koh will perform six distinct pieces, including two from J.S. Bach.

Read staff writer Abby Gerdes’ interview with Jennifer Koh in Thursday’s print edition, with an addendum on Canvas here.

Mozart’s The Magic Flute
UNC Opera
Historic PlayMakers Theatre
8 p.m. Friday, April 15 and Saturday April 16
Both shows are Sold Out

Canvas wanted so, so badly to attend this semi-annual performance from the UNC Opera ensemble. The all-student group will present Mozart’s beloved late opera, “The Magic Flute,” complete with limited orchestration.

Tickets are completely sold out, but the Memorial Hall box office let Canvas know that more seats may be made available soon. If you show up on Friday night, Canvas will be there with you hoping for a seat to a lovely evening of operatic theater.

UNC Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs
Hill Hall Auditorium
3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 17

University Band
Forest Theater
5:00 p.m. Sunday, April 17
Sunday, April 17, 2011 5:00pm, Forest Theater

Mallarmé Youth Chamber Orchestra at UNC
Hill Hall Auditorium
7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2011

Tony Allen’s Afrobeat Orchestra
Memorial Hall
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 19
$10 students, $20-$40 general public

African drumming legend Tony Allen brings his international band of musicians to Memorial Hall for an evening of lively, politically-informed music.


Living Kibera
FedEx Global Center
March 17 to July 15
Admission is free

The art featured in “Living Kiberia” comes from photos of Kenyans living in the Nairobi slum over the last six years. The photos showcase the humanity of the area, looking at different people in the region through various mediums.

An opening reception will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 17. Visitors will have the chance to interact with the cultural aspect of the exhibit, building a typical Kiberan shack with recycled materials and crafting soccer rag balls.

The Magical Real-ism of Amy Sherald
Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery in the Sonja Hayes Stone Center
Mon. to Fri., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Feb. 3 – April 27
Free admission

“The Magical Real-ism of Amy Sherald” continues to dazzle at the Sonya Hayes Stone Center.

Sherald’s artwork is a self-reflection of life as a Southern black woman through post-modern eyes. The work removes the idea of skin color, illustrating the race of her characters through physical characteristics instead. The images grew into fantastical portrayals, full of color and life.

Read staff writer Jess Broadbent’s story on the gallery here.

Ackland Art Museum
Gallery and Exhibits (10 a.m. – 8 pm Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday)
Free admission

Two new exhibits focusing on pre-war European and post-war German art are opened last Thursday at the Ackland.

“DE-NATURED: German Art from Joseph Beuys to Martin Kippenberger” and “Romantic Dreams | Rude Awakenings: Northern European Prints and Drawings, 1840–1940” will both open at 5 p.m.

The opening will begin with a panel discussion at 5:30 p.m. with professors from UNC, Wake Forest University and Boston University. It will be moderated by Peter Nisbet, chief curator at the museum. The group will discuss the achievement of modern German art and the artists featured in “DE-NATURED.”

From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the museum will host a reception with light refreshments and music.

In conjunction with the exhibits, the Varsity theatre will screen “Our Hitler,” a 1977 German film examining the culture from which Hitler arose, on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Ready staff writer Gloria Schoeberle’s preview of the exhibitions here.

And check the print edition Monday for assistant arts editor Katelyn Trela’s review of the three collections.

Nasher Museum of Art
Gallery and Exhibits
Ongoing, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m .Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday
$5 general admission, $3 non-Duke students with I.D., free on Thursdays

The Nasher at Duke continues its musical methods with the opening of “The Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith in New York City, 1957-1965,” a beautiful collection of photography and recordings from a crucial era in the jazz scene.

Read staff writer Michelle Lewis’ story about the exhibition here.

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