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“Second Cousin Once Removed” by UNC alumnus Dr. Kenneth Toppell is the first in what he hopes to be a series of chilling, sarcastic murder mysteries. Photo courtesy of Toppell.

'I write, and then I hope': UNC alumnus Kenneth Toppell releases murder-mystery book

When Dr. Kenneth Toppell graduated UNC-Chapel Hill in 1963, he began an education and career in pulmonology. In his retirement, Toppell is exploring his passion for writing which brought the September release of his book, “Second Cousin Once Removed.”  “The last time I wrote was for The Daily Tar Heel in 1961,” Toppell said. “When I had time, I started writing again; but this time, fiction.”

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Madison Ward, staff writer. Photo courtesy of Madison Ward.

"Positions" does it all and so does Ariana Grande

Pop sensation Ariana Grande isn’t afraid to boldly confront the confusing cross-section of love and lust. "Positions," Grande’s third album in two years, is an exploration of a young woman’s sensual side, with songs openly addressing our generation’s attitudes toward sex, and packing the track list with infinite intimate innuendoes. You’re going to want to take notes.

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DTH Photo Illustration. The Orange County Arts Guild is hosting a variety of virtual art studio and gallery tours.

Orange County Artists Guild to host virtual studio tours

Until the end of November, the Orange County Artists Guild is curating online galleries for its artists, and many artists have free virtual studio visits via Zoom and Facetime by appointment. Ross Ford, the publicity chair for the guild, said this event can be the difference between a good year and rough year for an artist.

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J.I.D performs his set at the Shine Stage at the inaugural Dreamville Fest at Dorothea Dix Park on Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Raleigh, N.C. In its inaugural event, 40,000 people attended Dreamville after it was postponed in the fall of 2018 because of Hurricane Florence.

Students find alternatives to concerts canceled in 2020

Many concert tours in 2020 ended before they could even start, causing music fans and many UNC students to miss out on seeing their favorite songs performed live. Cancellations and postponements have become the new normal, leaving artists and their fans hoping 2021 will be different for the concert scene.

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Christian Boletchek, a senior music major, practices his trombone in a parking deck on Rosemary St. on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.

Meet UNC senior Christian Boletchek, the Rosemary Street parking deck trombone player

The sound of the trombone wafting through Rosemary Street belongs to UNC senior Christian Boletchek, who has taken to practicing in the parking garages most nights a week. Boletchek, a bass trombone player who is majoring in music, said he began practicing in the parking garage because of the lack of options of other rehearsal spaces due to COVID-19 safety restrictions. 

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Paapa-Berchie Berko is a UNC senior and artist on the rise. "Berchie" double majors in exercise and sports science and music. His music features a mixing of genres including classical, hip-hop, rap, opera and afro beats. 

'You make your own spaces': Black creatives talk imposter syndrome

Imposter syndrome happens when an individual minimizes their own achievements and doubts their skills. People of color are especially vulnerable to imposter syndrome and feel it at higher rates. Producing art while dealing with imposter syndrome can be daunting — these Black creatives share how they are affected by it and how they work to overcome it.

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