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Monday December 5th


"Black Watch" a gritty, powerful spectacle

It’d be easy to duck and cover from the audio-visual onslaught that is “Black Watch” — but the ten talented actors in the troupe just won’t let you. They’re right in front of you, sharing the stage of Memorial Hall with the audience and making the dynamic power of the performance all the more uncomfortable and direct.

Film explores crisis in the Middle East through a nonviolent lens

The tensions that have long plagued the Middle East could be put on hold Thursday night, even if it’s for barely more than an hour. Thursday, the Fed Ex Global Education Center will play host to a showing of the award-winning film “Budrus.” The film is set to be the first installment in the center’s Global Big Screen Series, which remains a work in progress. “Budrus,” produced by a coalition of Palestinians, Israelis and North Americans preaching non-violent conflict solutions, follows the on-going struggle of a small Palestinian village.

Wednesday Roundup (1-26 through 2-2): Rainy Day Edition

Just when you think, “Gee, the sun is shining, winter must be over!” the cold weather returns. Most of the East Coast had a snow day today, but here, we had a cold, wet, regular day. Keep trucking through the last bit of winter with a few of Canvas’ favorite things (rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens included, naturally).

Wednesday Round-Up (1/12-1/19): The "Baby, it's (never too) cold outside (to do some artsy stuff)" edition

Everyone’s favorite helpful, handy guide to artistic happenings in and around Chapel Hill is back. Things might look a little different since you left for winter holidays — there are some new plays and nifty art exhibits popping up in campus spaces — but Canvas is just the same as ever, ready to help you explore the art scene right here and right now. Put down that new text book and get out this weekend. You’ll thank us later.

PlayMakers, Symphony make good of Shaffer's 'Amadeus'

Wanting to incorporate more of Mozart’s praised work, PlayMakers Repertory Company and the North Carolina Symphony came together to reprise Peter Shaffer’s “Amadeus”. A masterful story backed by a score of genius classical compositions, “Amadeus” is worth the trip to Raleigh this weekend.