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Tuesday September 28th

Music


UNC students of the Department of Music practice for the upcoming 2017 Carolina Jazz Festival.

Annual Carolina Jazz Festival to be virtual, connect high schoolers to professionals

The annual Carolina Jazz Festival will be held online from Thursday, Feb. 18 to Saturday, Feb. 20, kicking off with livestream concerts by University faculty and students. For high school students, there will be open clinics, coaching sessions and a competition with cash prizes.  “I think it says a lot about Dr. Anderson's dedication and thoughts about serving the student communities that he has stuck it through,” UNC Jazz Band Director Rahsaan Barber said. “And I think we've actually created something that is going to be uniquely positive.”

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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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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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