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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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DTH Photo Illustration. A student watches "Halloweentown." With COVID-19 forcing students to get creative with their Halloween celebrations, many are opting to stay in and watch spooky movies and TV shows.

'Halloweentown' to 'Hocus Pocus': Students revisit their favorite Halloween movies

There’s something special about watching Halloween movies and episodes that guided so many people through their childhoods. From "Hocus Pocus" to "Halloweentown," seasonal movies and TV shows take the audience for a ride through the spooky season with beloved characters on the screen. The wide variety of Halloween films across genres is a positive for the movie marathons to come this season, as some people love the Halloween spirit but cannot fathom the suspense of horror movies. 

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The poster for UNC alumnus Jake Lawler's "Good Samaritans," one of the 15 films at Film Fest 919. Photo courtesy of Film Fest 919.

UNC alumnus to make film debut in Film Fest 919

This year’s Film Fest 919 will feature 15 different films, including “Good Samaritans,” in which UNC alumnus Jake Lawler stars alongside his brother and co-writer Conor Lawler, a UNC School of the Arts student. The 12-minute-long film focuses on an interaction between two strangers who debate the topic of homelessness after witnessing a homeless man being abused.

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