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Friday December 3rd

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Performance on Tuesday to honor activist Pauli Murray

Civil rights pioneer Pauli Murray will be commemorated tonight at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center in a presentation of “To Buy the Sun: The Challenge of Pauli Murray.” The theatrical production, which follows Murray’s tumultuous life, is produced through local performance ensemble Hidden Voices.


Triangle Dance Festival for AIDs to perform at Memorial

Looking for something to do next Friday night? Consider going to see the Triangle Dance Festival for AIDs next Friday, March 25th at 7pm at Memorial Hall. The sixth annual performing arts event includes some of the Triangle’s best dance groups, musicians, and spoken word poets – UNC’s MiscONcEption Hip Hop, EROT spoken word, UNC’s Kamikazi, and Cadence to name a few.


"The Andersen Project" a vivid, captivating multimedia marvel

Last night in Memorial Hall, one man took the stage and became the catalyst for a journey into the lives of several seemingly insignificant individuals for one highly complex experience. Once again, Carolina Performing Arts makes good on its repertoire for showcasing phenomenal performances by showcasing “The Andersen Project.” Inspired by the works of Hans Christian Andersen – the man responsible for such tales as “The Little Mermaid” and “Thumbelina” – famed Canadian theatre artist Robert Lepage delves into the intricacies that helped mold the stories of the historic Danish writer. The show was executed flawlessly by French-Canadian actor Yves Jacques and the rest of Ex Machina, Lepage’s theatre group.


Cold War-themed film series promises classics

The Comparative Literature Organization for Undergraduate Discussion is pairing again with the Varsity Theatre to screen three classic films, all of which tackle the politics and culture of the Cold War years. “Dr. Strangelove,” “The Innocents,” and “The Manchurian Candidate” will each be shown once through the end of April.


Snoop Dogg to storm UNC in April

If you’ve logged onto any social networking site over the last few weeks, you’ve noticed the rampage over the prospect of bringing Snoop Dogg to UNC for a free concert. Makers of the hot new video game, Bulletstorm, have lined up a free concert for the college with the most votes to bring Snoop Dogg to their campus, as a promotional technique.


Wednesday Roundup (3/2-3/9): The Preparing for Spring Break Edition

It’s almost Spring Break, which means a whole free week to explore the best arts goings-on in the Chapel Hill area. That is, unless you’re going away on a well-deserved vacation. In that case, bon voyage from Canvas. We’ll be here, but the Wednesday Roundup won’t. So don’t get sad — get artsy. We’ll see you on the flip side of spring break.


UNC Art Club returns to form with a new student art competition

The UNC Art Club, or UAA, was disbanded in 2008 due to low turnout and leadership membership. But now, three years later, the club is back in action, with a brand new student art competition hosted in the Student Union. The winners of the contest — which was held last Thursday — will have their work displayed in the Union for an undefined length of time.


Japanese theater participants embody melon thieves, rabbits

An intimate gathering of students, professors and community members took part in a quirky demonstration Tuesday afternoon of the Japanese theater style, kyogen. Renowned kyogen dramatist Yuriko Doi led her students on an emotional, lively journey through melon patches and personal anger.


Alvin Ailey to perform last Carolina show with artistic director Judith Jamison

Although the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater may come back to the Memorial Hall stage in the future, this week’s trio of performances is the last time the group will perform under Judith Jamison. Jamison has been artistic director of the influential company since 1989, and danced with the company from 1965 to 1980. She will retire at the end of the season this spring. The company has performed at UNC at least four times in the past, but this is the first time they have performed on campus for more than two nights, said Sean McKeithan, Carolina Performing Arts Marketing Director.


TBS, Rooftop Comedy team up to bring college comedians to a national stage

Rooftop Comedy is coming to UNC to find a team of comedians. The National Comedy Competition draws groups of 8 students from regions of colleges around the country. As the groups advance, their stand-up performances are broadcast on the internet for viewers to vote on. The try-outs begin tonight in the Union Cabaret.