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The Soweto Gospel Choir energetically performed song and dance at Memorial Hall on Sunday.  DTH/Gladys Manzur

From Africa to UNC, choir brings energy

A single, piercing note split the silence to start Sunday night’s show, setting the stage for a high-energy and emotional performance from the Soweto Gospel Choir.The South African choir, composed of about 25 members who sing and dance, performed a program of traditional African songs, Christian spirituals and contemporary pieces.

"Escape," by American artist Felrath Hines, is part of an exhibit at the Ackland Art Museum. Courtesy of the Ackland Art Museum.

Ackland showcases two contemporary artists

One exhibit takes you through the life of abolitionist John Brown. The other takes you on a journey through the depths of color and shapes.Works from Jacob Lawrence and Felrath Hines, contemporary artists influential in the black art community in the 20th century, are on display now in the Ackland Art Museum today through May 9. Jacob Lawrence

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Professor and PlayMakers member dies

CORRECTION: Due to a reporting error, this article originally stated that Strong appeared in "Nicholas Nickelby" as Newman Noggs. He was cast in the role, but did not perform it. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.


Across Universes

When Universes takes the stage at Kenan Theatre tonight, it will take audiences on a poetic and musical journey through the New York-based group’s past. But even that description does not do the four-person group or its show justice. They combine elements of jazz, hip-hop, spoken word and dance to create one experience — theater.

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Students collaborate on ‘War on All Fronts’ exhibit

When students registered for professor Daniel Sherman’s First Year Seminar, they knew they would be designing a gallery, but they were unsure of how it would all come together. After a semester of research and debate, they created a final layout and saw their project take shape in the Ackland Art Museum.

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Art becomes a community effort in 2009

This article was published in the 2009 Year in Review issue of The Daily Tar Heel.Industrial progress, collage artists, mural painters and abstract expressionists all graced Chapel Hill with visual art in 2009.Here is a look at some of the best the community had to offer.Ackland exhibits

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