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Sunday September 19th

Alex Dixon


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Tom Acitelli, author of “The Audacity of Hops,” spoke of his new book that chronicles the history of America’s beer.
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Q&A with 'Audacity of Hops' author, UNC alumnus Tom Acitelli

A UNC alumnus and former senior editor of The New York Observer, Tom Acitelli is the author of “The Audacity of Hops,” which chronicles the history of America’s craft beer revolution. Staff writer Alex Dixon spoke with Acitelli about the beer industry in North Carolina, a trip to Belgium and his favorite places to drink in Chapel Hill.

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	North Carolina native Earl Scruggs is seen playing banjo in Miami in 1969. Scruggs popularized a three-finger banjo-picking style.
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A Brief Banjo History

The banjo has become a staple instrument in American music. On Aug. 25, the Southern Folklife Collection at Wilson Library will present lectures, music and an exhibition as part of the symposium, “The Banjo: Southern Roots, American Branches.”

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Q&A with Jodi Magness

_Jodi Magness, who is a distinguished professor in the department of religious studies at UNC, is conducting an excavation of a recently-discovered ancient synagogue in the village of Huqoq, located in the Galilee region of Israel.

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Backyard Barbecue draws more than 100

Karina Soni thinks the combination of food and music is the perfect way to enjoy the summer outside. Soni is the station manager at the UNC student-run radio station WXYC, which put on its first Backyard Barbecue event of the summer outside of Chapel Hill Underground Sunday. Sunday’s event featured live music from two local bands, pulled pork barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs and chips for a cover charge of $3. Around 150 people attended the event. Backyard Barbecue shows are scheduled to occur on the last Sunday of every month at the Chapel Hill Underground.

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Bene?t show held by UNC graduate

Adrian Schlesinger curated and coordinated two art shows before she graduated from UNC in May. Her third show, held last week at Carrack Modern Art Gallery in Durham, benefited Church World Service — an organization that partners with religious groups to serve refugee and immigrant communities. The show, “Home is in You,” featured artwork from recent UNC graduates Laura Melosh and Katie Frohbose. Wilmington-based artist Wendy Kowalski provided paintings from her new collection for the show as well.

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Tibetan monk artists visit Chapel Hill

Four monks sit in a circle at the Unity Center for Peace recreating a complex piece of art, the Medicine Buddha mandala, using millions of grains of colored sand. The large piece of three-dimensional sand art takes five days for eight monks to complete and requires painstaking attention to detail and knowledge of the intricate Medicine Buddha mandala.

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