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Wednesday June 29th

Carolina Performing Arts


Memorial Hall to host 'unsettling' show

CORRECTION 3 p.m. Feb. 12: An earlier version of this story misquoted professor Jennifer Ho. The incorrect quote has been removed. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the erorr.Forceful language and unsettling content will combine to make an unrelenting spectacle for viewers in Memorial Hall this Friday and Saturday.This weekend’s presentation of playwright Young Jean Lee’s “The Shipment,” will thrust the audience into a bare-staged, racially entangled and gritty exploration of bigotry.

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The Soweto Gospel Choir energetically performed song and dance at Memorial Hall on Sunday.  DTH/Gladys Manzur

From Africa to UNC, choir brings energy

A single, piercing note split the silence to start Sunday night’s show, setting the stage for a high-energy and emotional performance from the Soweto Gospel Choir.The South African choir, composed of about 25 members who sing and dance, performed a program of traditional African songs, Christian spirituals and contemporary pieces.

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“Fondly Do We Hope … Fervently Do We Pray,” a performance by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, premieres at 8 p.m. tonight

History in motion

Dance fans and history buffs alike have been eagerly awaiting the UNC premiere of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company’s “Fondly Do We Hope... Fervently Do We Pray” at 8 p.m.

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‘Noche Flamenca’ heats up Memorial Hall

The heat in the full Memorial Hall already started before the show. It perfectly complemented the passion that the dancers of “Noche Flamenca” conveyed in their two-hour show Friday night.All through the performance, the crowd looked astounded and intrigued at the whirling dancers on stage.

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Banjoist Béla Fleck back to perform

Three talented musicians in their own right will combine their disparate styles to create a genre-defying musical experience this Sunday.Banjoist Béla Fleck, Indian tabla player Zakir Hussain and double bassist Edgar Meyer will play as part of the Carolina Performing Arts series.

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Ravi Shankar, a legendary musician from India, entertained a sold-out audience at Memorial Hall. DTH/Reyna Desai

Concert review: Shankar’s sitar captivates

The music of Ravi Shankar breathes with a shifting, pulsing sense of color.And in Shankar’s remarkable concert Tuesday evening in Memorial Hall, the sitar master’s changing musical fancies made for an ethereal, captivating performance of world music.

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Prominent saxophonist jazzes up UNC

As a teenager he played saxophone amongst famous musicians such as Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk in Harlem. Now, Sonny Rollins is one of the last living musicians of the golden age in American jazz.A famous tenor saxophonist, Rollins will play tonight in Memorial Hall as part of the Carolina Performing Arts season.

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