CULTURE


10/10/2018 10:09pm

Liz Howard plays Jesus in Company Carolina's production of Godspell which opens on Nov. 1, 2018.

Jesus is portrayed as a Black woman in Company Carolina's modern 'Godspell'

Her name is Liz Howard, and she's playing Jesus.  The sophomore theater talent began her musical theater career at UNC with apprehension after being told that it just wasn't her "niche." But now, with two lead roles under her belt, Howard is a powerful young actress, bringing purpose and inclusivity to the stage.  This year, UNC Pauper Players is performing "Godspell," a show structured around parables. Howard is using her remarkable range as a vocalist and her personal faith to leave audiences with a fresh perspective, one that breaks barriers and unites communities. 


10/8/2018 9:25pm

Thompson Wall, Kristin Hardin and Josh Ferguson were cast as extras in the movie The Hunger Games.

North Carolina film industry regains footing with revived film incentives

The North Carolina film and TV scene is star-studded with blockbuster hits that were filmed in the state. At its peak, has hosted over 800 films and numerous TV shows and documentaries. The film industry takes advantage of North Carolina's diverse landscape for a variety of movies, which pumps money and tourism back into the state economy. But in recent years, directors have been filming their productions elsewhere, and the state government has made laws that pull funding away from keeping the cinema scene alive.