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Sunday January 29th

Kevin Turner


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CUAB brings smaller acts

In a year marred by cancellations of impending deals with big-name acts such as M.I.A., The Decemberists and Spoon, the Carolina Union Activities Board refocused to bring smaller acts to campus. After deals with big artists fell through because of scheduling conflicts and exorbitant artist fees, CUAB worked to expose students to different artistic endeavors, such as multimedia presentations and grocery bingo.

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Iron & Wine showcases range

A full, rich and textured sound wafted through Memorial Hall Tuesday as Iron & Wine played a subdued and beautiful set to a sold-out house. The vast size of Memorial Hall and its acoustics lent itself to making the performance more of a showcase of musicianship than a rock-out indie concert some might expect from such a popular act among the college crowd. The show also featured opening act, Califone.

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Iron & Wine revisits roots

From his lo-fi, muffled acoustic tracks, which gave him instant notoriety among the indie crowd, to the critically acclaimed studio-produced The Shepherd's Dog, Iron & Wine's Sam Beam has traveled far but stayed close to his Southern roots. Tonight, Iron & Wine returns to the South in a sold-out Memorial Hall performance. Beam, who records and performs under the name Iron & Wine, is originally from Columbia, South Carolina. Having gone to college in Virginia and Florida, he is a Southern boy at heart. And it's hard not to hear that as an influence in his music.

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Ackland displays student artwork

A spinning dress made of banana peels stitched together. Flower sculptures reminiscent of the human brain. A house decorated with coffee grounds, honey and straight pins. No, you haven't gone through the rabbit hole; you are entering the creative world of UNC graduate art students. On Friday the Ackland Art Museum unveiled the newest works by six graduating Master of Fine Arts students in the art department's Studio Art Program. The annual show is one of the museum's most popular and well-attended shows of the year.

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Pop art restyled

Flanked by a specialty nature boutique and a make-your-own beaded jewelry store in Carrboro's Carr Mill Mall is an anomalously placed art gallery called Wootini. The store is part specialty toy shop, part clothing outfitter and part fine art gallery and seamlessly combines all three parts into a pop art amalgam.

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Documentary reveals NYC drag queen life

For drag queens featured in the documentary "Paris is Burning," sequins, makeup and stilettos aren't just part of a costume. They're part of a lifestyle. The 1990 documentary about the drag culture in New York City will be screened at 5 p.m. today as the fourth installment in the Global Queer Cinema Film Series.

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Grammy winners deliver intimate performance

CORRECTIONS: Due to a source error, the Jan. 15 front-page article "Grammy winners deliver intimate performance" incorrectly states that singer Mary Chapin Carpenter canceled her 2007-08 tour without explanation. Carpenter canceled the tour in order to recover from an illness. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.

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Ackland hosts day of culture

After a day of bingeing on turkey and stuffing, families can find unique ways to spend the rest of the holiday weekend together at the Ackland Art Museum. This Friday the museum will be hosting its annual "Community Day" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., where visitors can build a puppet, learn Chinese calligraphy and experience a story from Mother Goose together. "Community Day: Looking and Discovering," is a free, daylong event exploring arts and cultures from around the world, with the Ackland's newly reinstalled galleries and current exhibition "The Art of Looking" as its backdrop.

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Symphony to open with a classic

The baton is up and the maestro is ready as the UNC Symphony tunes up for the final time before its season opener at 7:30 tonight in Memorial Hall. The symphony of more than 100 musicians will perform "Symphonie Fantastique" by French composer Hector Berlioz to usher in its new season. "It's a piece that is very standard repertoire," said Tonu Kalam, the symphony director. "It's one of the most famous big orchestra pieces of the 19th century. "It has really good writing for all the parts. Everybody has good stuff to play. Nobody sits around, plays two notes and goes home."

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Multiform festival sparks varied entries

At the second annual Spark Con in Raleigh, visitors will have the chance to watch opera, see the latest fashions and eat their chili, too. Spark Con is composed of 12 "sparks," or different creative outlets, including a music spark, film spark and chili cook-off spark. Spark Con was born when a group of Triangle residents brainstormed ideas to promote the entire creative culture of their region.

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