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The Avenue Ahead: A Day in Rehearsal

Canvas is following UNC Pauper Players’s production of “Avenue Q” from the beginning to the end in its series “The Avenue Ahead” throughout the semester.In the fifth installment of the series, staff writer Sarah Vassello spent a day in rehearsal with the cast and crew. The last installment of the series will be published in the print edition on opening night, April 4. 

Q&A with MFA student artist Minjin Kang

Photographer Minjin Kang didn’t always plan on being an artist. After realizing she had a passion for photography, Kang has created a few different bodies of work, each one with a different meaning and inspiration.

Trying her hands at the espresso machine

I was immediately surrounded by the aroma of caffeine when I walked into Open Eye Cafe in Carrboro that day — it hit me while I walked through the front door, and it seeped through me as I walked into the secret back room.

A Day in the Life: Dramatic Art major Katie Chelena

For the rest of the semester, Canvas will profile a student from every artistic academic program at UNC each week — from dramatic art to creative writing to photojournalism. In the first installment of the series, staff writer Robert McNeely profiled dramatic art major Katie Chelena, whose most recent work at UNC includes directing the female cast in Kenan Theatre Company’s “Shakespeare’s R+J.”

Q&A with feminist novelist Margaret Randall

Margaret Randall is a novelist, poet, photographer, and social activist born and raised in New York City. Her works have been known to challenge societal norms and express feminist ideas, and even resulted in a deportation order by the United States in 1984, against which she fought and won. Randall was in Chapel Hill this week for a talk and reading Wednesday in Dey Hall and a reading Thursday at Internationalist Books on Franklin Street.

Ackland Film Forum highlights blues, rock and Broadway music

From country and blues to rock to Broadway, a genre of American music exists for everyone to sing along with. The Ackland Film Forum, a collaboration between the Ackland Art Museum and several departments at UNC, is exploring these genres through the “America’s Music” film series during February and March at the Varsity Theater.

Q&A with historian and author Nick Turse

Investigative journalist and historian Nick Turse has augmented his body of work with his historical nonfiction book, “Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam.” Turse will be at Flyleaf Books on Sunday to discuss “Kill Anything That Moves,” which reveals the extensive violence against Vietnamese civilians, ultimately leaving 2 million dead, 5.3 million injured, and 11 million displaced.

	Ali Givens’s “Holding On” will be on display at Hillsborough Gallery Arts until the end of March. 
-Courtesy of Hillsborough Gallery Arts

Jill McCorkle's short stories inspire Hillsborough art exhibit

A local author’s short story collection serves as the inspiration behind the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts’s latest exhibit, “It’s All About the Story.” Jill McCorkle, a Hillsborough-based author, is reading pieces from “Going Away Shoes,” the collection that inspired all of the works in the exhibit at the gallery Sunday from 2-4 p.m.

'The Avenue Ahead': Mastering the music

The third installment of Canvas’ series “The Avenue Ahead,” which follows UNC Pauper Players’s production of “Avenue Q” from beginning to end, profiles the show’s music director, Alex Thompson.