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Tuesday October 4th


(Left to right) Brian Littrell, Joshua Turner, Carson McKee and Kevin Richardson perform at the Lexington Center in Kentucky.

Q&A with Backstreet Boys cover artist Carson McKee

On Friday, Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys were inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. At the induction, the Kentucky natives performed the band’s song “Larger Than Life” with the help of Joshua Turner and Carson McKee, whose bluegrass cover of the pop song went viral. Staff writer Trevor Lenzmeier spoke with McKee, a UNC senior, about the performance.

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Musicians invited to improvise at UNC

To the untrained musician, original compositions and improvisation may seem worlds apart. But today, as part of the UNC Department of Music’s Talking Music series, two musicians will prove the two forms are closer than they appear. 

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