Among the sea of predominately white comedy groups on UNC's campus, Creatives of Color is working to give a platform for stand-up comedians of color to connect, educate, and make people laugh.
I went clubbing not one night, but two nights this past weekend. On Friday, Feb. 23, I saw Palms Trax and Solar at Elsewhere, a nightclub in Brooklyn, New York. On Saturday, Feb. 24, I went to another nightclub called Good Room, featuring Antenes, Sofia Kourtesis, Amourette and Justin Strauss.
Fixate your eyes on The UNC Clef Hangers. Their full-length album, Fixate, and single, "Castle on the Hill," have received seven nominations for the A Cappella Recording Awards.
A local band signed to Cardigan Records, propersleep, is performing at Slim’s Downtown in Raleigh this Friday at 9 p.m. Staff writer Emma Strickland spoke with the members of propersleep (Benjamin Young, guitar, vocals; Scott Jackson, drums; Andrew McGinn, bass, vocals) about their upcoming concert, what it means to be punk and the experience of performing.
Carolina Performing Arts will kick off their new venue CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio with a special installation by Paul Dresher on Feb. 2. His installation, “Sound Maze” is interactive, inviting an audience of all ages and musical backgrounds to play large instruments created by the ensemble, scattered around the room. The events at CURRENT are unlike a typical gallery show or stage performance. Attending a gallery or art exhibit usually involves walking around and looking at the art. CURRENT, however, wants to challenge that norm of the art world. Events will involve more of the senses.
I went to Kelela’s sold-out concert in Durham last Friday night. Her debut album, “Take Me Apart,” was released on Oct 6. She is redefining R&B with her electronic influence, and she's not afraid to delve into the themes of love and sex that are so intrinsic to R&B.
Thomas Mira y Lopez is the UNC-Chapel Hill Kenan Visiting Writer for 2017-2018 and teaches in the English department. He will be reading from his new book, “The Book of Resting Places,” Tuesday at Flyleaf Books at 7 p.m.
Allcott Gallery in Hanes Art Building will host "Footnotes (revisions)" from Nov. 9 to Dec. 5. The exhibition will display materials from the Wilson Library and student activist groups that narrate the history of Carolina Hall.
The Zine Machine Printed Matter Festival will highlight local artists this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Durham. The festival will feature all forms of printed matter, including zines, comics, prints and books, in addition to talks by artists. This is its third year and the event is free of charge.
This Friday and Saturday night, the UNC Pauper Players will host their third annual "Rocky Horror Picture Show" at the Varsity Theatre. Each night, the first show will begin at 9:30 and the second at midnight. The tickets are now sold out.
Emma and José Cuervo preparing for the night.
Smoked salmon bagel at Black Seed Bagels.
Me and Nathan (ft. Rich Brian) on our way to Bossa Nova.
Palms Trax (probably) performing at Elsewhere.