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People attend the Wolf Alice concert at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro on March 22, 2022.

Concert venues across North Carolina grapple with changing COVID-19 guidelines

While Orange County has lifted its mandate on public indoor places, businesses and other private spaces still have the discretion to require masks indoors. Some venues, such as Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, are still requiring masks indoors. In addition, Cat's Cradle requires concert attendees to present their COVID-19 vaccination cards or proof of a negative test within the prior 72 hours, in addition to their ID. "Sort of like with public transit, there is not a real easy way to stay six feet from everyone if you're going to enjoy a typical concert environment at Cat's Cradle," Frank Heath, owner of Cat's Cradle, said.

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Cornell Watson, the photographer behind "Tarred Healing," poses for a portrait in his Durham office on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. "Tarred Healing" is a photo story reflecting on Black history in Chapel Hill and at UNC. 

'This is really disrespectful': Display of 'Tarred Healing' photo story canceled

Photographer Cornell Watson's "Tarred Healing" project is a reflection of Black history through places, people and systems in Chapel Hill and at the University. Twelve days after the display at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History was initially canceled, the center went back on the decision on March 1 — without consulting Watson — before canceling it for the final time the next day. “Who plans and schedules an exhibition without the artist?" Watson said. "No one, ever.”

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Sophomore guard Kennedy Todd-Williams (3) shoots the ball during UNC's second-round NCAA Tournament game against Arizona in Tucson, Ariz., on Monday, March 21, 2022. UNC won, 63-45, to advance to the Sweet 16.

Todd-Williams silences crowd in UNC women's hoops' 63-45 NCAAT win over Arizona

<ul>   <li>In its second-round NCAA Tournament game, the UNC women's basketball team looked out in the McKale Memorial Center crowd to see a sea of red.</li>   <li>Despite the "ZonaZoo" on Monday night, the Tar Heels earned a Sweet 16 appearance with an offense championed by sophomore guard Kennedy Todd-Williams.</li>   <li>“We knew they had a big crowd, but we were silencing them,” she said.</li> </ul>

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Dr. LaSaundra Booth plays piano in the piano lab at Kenan Music Building on Tuesday, Mar. 8, 2022. Dr. Booth was recently featured as the NAfME 2021 All-National Honors Orchestra Conductor.

'I hope to empower': Meet music education lecturer LaSaundra Booth

LaSaundra Booth, a lecturer of music education at UNC, began playing the cello in the fourth grade and fell in love with it. She has since performed in a variety of symphonies and orchestras, and founded the Wake Forest Community Youth Orchestra, a nonprofit organization that provides instruments and musical training to over 350 children across three counties. “If there’s one word I’m taking into 2022, it’s 'empower,'" Booth said of her work. "I want to empower the next generation of teacher leaders.”

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