Carly Yusiewicz


3 UNC a cappella groups to perform this weekend

Though all of the choral groups on campus share a passion for singing, they each have a unique approach. This weekend, three groups will bring their own styles to the stage.“Every group kind of has their shtick,” said Katie Paxton, president of the Loreleis.

PlayMakers celebrates year

Nearly 300 people will enter the Carolina Inn at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, leaving Chapel Hill behind for a night of international carnivals.PlayMakers Repertory Company will hold its 22nd annual ball, with a theme of carnivals around the world.“When you come in it’s quite magical,” said Stacy Payne, director of development at PlayMakers Repertory Company.“It’s a real theatrical transformation, and that seems very fitting for us.”

Banjoist Béla Fleck back to perform

Three talented musicians in their own right will combine their disparate styles to create a genre-defying musical experience this Sunday.Banjoist Béla Fleck, Indian tabla player Zakir Hussain and double bassist Edgar Meyer will play as part of the Carolina Performing Arts series.

Maggie Pearson, or “Magoo” of the Toots & Magoo store, wears TOMS on Tuesday afternoon while working in the store.

Feet & Philanthropy

TOMS Shoes combines cool footwear and a cool concept to bring shoes to consumers and those in need around the world.Using a “One for One” philosophy, the company donates one pair of shoes to people around the world for every sweatshirt, T-shirt or pair of shoes bought.TOMS shoe drops have occurred in Africa, South America and even here in the U.S.

Q&A: Allan Gurganus talks about Writing Inspirations

On Saturday and Sunday, the N.C. Literary Festival welcomes Allan Gurganus and other authors. The DTH got a chance to talk to the author of “Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.”DTH: How long have you been writing?Allan Gurganus: I went to arts school when I was 17, and then I was drafted into the U.S. Navy.

Q&A: Author Will Blythe discusses “Cadillac Man”

North Carolina writer Will Blythe and a host of local and national writers will descend upon UNC this weekend as part of the N.C. Literary Festival.The DTH got a chance to speak with Blythe, the author of Tar Heel favorite “To Hate Like this is to be Happy Forever,” about the UNC-Duke basketball rivalry.

Interactive Theatre Carolina uses theater to discuss health issues

Only one theater group on campus allows students to combine a passion for health and social justice issues, acting and even improvisation.Interactive Theatre Carolina, a group that promotes these issues, kicks off its third year with its last round of auditions from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. today on the third floor of Campus Health Services.Part of Counseling and Wellness Services, the group has about 20 members.The group has 12 scripts to choose from that cover topics such as race relations, sexual assault and body image.