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Wednesday December 2nd

Culture


Renzo Ortega sits in his Carrboro studio. He is one of many Orange County artists and musicians who have experienced lifestyle changes as a result of COVID-19. The Orange County Arts Support Fund seeks to assist these artists through community donations. Photo courtesy Renzo Ortega.

Orange County Arts Commission starts support fund amid COVID-19

Cancellations of concerts and art events due to the COVID-19 pandemic has created a need for financial support, according to Katie Murray, director of the Orange County Arts Commission. In response, the commission created a fund for artists with a funding goal of $30,000, and is accepting donations for the fund via checks or a GoFundMe page.

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Flyleaf Books is located on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

Independent bookstores continue to serve the Chapel Hill community despite COVID-19

Despite being closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chapel Hill bookstores like Flyleaf Books and Epilogue Books Chocolate Brews are attempting to bring comfort to their customers by offering curbside pickup and online ordering. Along with the benefits to customers, the decision offers a financial incentive to these businesses and helps employees maintain their positions during the pandemic.

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Jessica Hardison is a senior majoring in political science and public relations. She is the 2019-2020 Arts & Culture editor. Photo courtesy of Brandon Standley. 

Column: The show must go on

The stage may be empty and the gallery may be closed, but the arts is still very much alive, and we intend to capture how our community continues to support local art in all its forms over the course of the next few weeks and months. 

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"Julius Caesar” will finally premiere on the PlayMakers Repertory Company stage for the first time ever on March 4, 2020. The production will run until March 22, 2020.  Photo courtesy of HuthPhoto.

Beware the Ides of March: 'Julius Caesar' is making its PlayMakers debut

“You know, I've never seen a Black woman play Mark Antony,” said Tia James, who is playing that role in Andrew Borba's upcoming production of "Julius Caesar." “So, I think by switching it up, changing it up some time, we can break down this box that we not only put Shakespeare in, but that we put people in or that we put life in," James said. "Julius Caesar" will run at PlayMakers Repertory Company from March 4 through March 22.

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The CIC was started in 1974 to provide a community for Native students.  The annual powwow is just one of the many ways that CIC is able to fulfill their three-fold mission, said CIC President Jamison Lowery.
CIC aims to raise awareness about the issues Native Americans face, represent Native culture appropriately and provide a space for Native students to feel supported on UNC’s campus, Lowery said. 

'Bringing everyone home': Carolina Indian Circle hosts 33rd annual powwow

The CIC was started in 1974 to provide a community for Native students.  The annual powwow is just one of the many ways that CIC is able to fulfill their three-fold mission, said CIC President Jamison Lowery. CIC aims to raise awareness about the issues Native Americans face, represent Native culture appropriately and provide a space for Native students to feel supported on UNC’s campus, Lowery said. 

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