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Laney Tipton


Community director dreams of Broadway

Morrison’s community director Josh Alexander does more than advise his residents. A performer from kindergarten on, Alexander recently flew to New York to try his hand on Broadway. He auditioned for a part in the ensemble in “Beauty and the Beast.”

Students stand in line outside  Varsity Theatre on Monday to watch an advanced screening of the action-comedy “MacGruber."

‘MacGruber’ arrives at Varsity Theatre

The feature film “MacGruber,” based on a popular Saturday Night Live sketch, premiered at the Varsity Theatre on Monday. Writer/director Jorma Taccone, writer John Solomon and actors Will Forte and Ryan Phillippe sat down with The Daily Tar Heel’s Laney Tipton Tuesday morning to talk about the film.

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UNC cultural groups perform to fight AIDS

Groups representing cultures and performance styles from around the world will bring their talents together in the name of AIDS education tonight.A variety of groups will take over Memorial Hall at 7:30 p.m. for the fifth annual Triangle Dance Festival for AIDS.

Senior Danny Nowell was one of nine winners chosen in the Student Stand Up Competition. DTH/Melissa Abbey

Comedians head to workshop with Lewis Black

Laughter rocked the walls of the Student Union Cabaret on Tuesday night as 22 students took three minutes at the mic to try to woo the crowd with their funniest jokes.The contestants were competing for a chance to open at the Carolina Comedy Jam featuring stand-up comedians Lewis Black and The Daily Show’s Wyatt Cenac, John Oliver and host Rory Albanese.

From left, Emily Weinstein and Dale Morgan work on a mural that will be shown at Earth Day festival. Courtesy of Dave Otto

Local artists find inspiration in area's nature

Dale Morgan has taken her work out of the studio and into the environment, earning a career as an environmental artist.Morgan is one of the many local artists who focus their work on nature by painting, drawing, or taking photos of the indigenous plants and animals of the area.

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