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Friday July 30th

Music


Taylor Swift with her Grammy for winning Album of the Year on the red carpet at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, in downtown Los Angeles, CA, Sunday, Mar. 14, 2021. Photo courtesy of Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/TNS.

Column: There's nothing to fear but the tears Taylor Swift has created in the studio

When I was 10 years old, I put a set of tickets to the Fearless Tour at the top of my Christmas list. Much to my surprise, on Christmas morning, I didn’t wake up to a spread of Taylor Swift merch and tickets under the tree; rather I had a red folder with a glaring picture of Justin Bieber spread across the front. Inside, lay two tickets to Taylor’s tour — in that Justin Bieber folder I still have to this day only as a cruel joke from my family. "Fearless" then became the first concert I ever went to, and I haven’t forgotten anything about it to this day.

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UNC Associate Professor of Music and Head of Keyboard Studies Clara Yang performs on the piano. Yang will perform virtually alongside jazz pianist Aaron Diehl on June 4. Photo courtesy of Carolina Performing Arts.

The Spring Finale: Carolina Performing Arts releases semester’s final events

“2021 has without a doubt been an extraordinarily challenging year for our community and for artists across the board,” Chris Pendergrass said. “The season finale is significant for us in that it gives us a way to reconnect around arts experiences and artists that have had a significant local impact in Chapel Hill in a time when that has been, in many ways, not possible.”

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