Armed with a $10,000 grant from the town of Chapel Hill, three local artists are hoping to use art to give a marginalized sector of the Triangle a voice.
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.”
International air guitarist, bubble tea master, amateur music reviewer — the communications major from Polk County, N.C. has his share of quirky habits. But it’s his fierce devotion to air guitar that has sent him from the floor of Gerrard Hall to the stages of Washington, D.C. and London.
Opening tonight, “Nothing Pink” was written and produced by off-Broadway playwright and award-winning communication studies professor Paul Ferguson. It is an adaptation of a novel of the same name by Mark Hardy.
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.
The one thing Mystery Meat and Oscar de la Satan won’t pack for their Saturday guitar competition is a guitar. But they will bring their “airness.”
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.
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.
Combining extreme sports, dance and technology, STREB Extreme Action Company’s “BRAVE” promises to be something much different than you’ve ever seen.
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.
Sometimes they’re annoying, other times, maybe a little scary. But if you try to feed the squirrels on campus, they’re instantly friendly. The squirrels around campus are considered ““urban squirrels,” according to Squirrels.org. (Yep, that’s an actual website. It will tell you all you ever wanted to know about squirrels.)
In October of last year, UNC helped two of their own win an online contest for a destination wedding in Sweden by getting them the most votes. Now, another Tar Heel needs students’ help. Josh Alexander, Community Director for Morrison Community, has been dreaming of Broadway since he was 5 years old. And now he has his chance, but he needs some help to get there. Alexander entered an online video competiton for an off-broadway production of RENT- Alexander’s dream job. For the competition, Alexander had to submit a one-minute video of himself singing “Your Own Way,” a piece performed by the role of Mark in the show, the same role Alexander hopes to audition for. Alexander played the role two years ago in Company Carolina’s production of Rent. Fun Fact: Alexander filmed his video in the 7th floor Morrison study lounge after UNC beat Duke to gain the regular season ACC title. The winner of the competition gets a roundtrip ticket and one night stay in NYC in April for a live audition.
“I hold it down for my city, you know I be reppin’ Car-o-lina, Car-o-lina…” Carolina’s oldest a capella group, The Clef Hangers, brought some new swag to UNC this week as their song Blue & White caught fire, playing across campus. The beloved Clefs have given us yet another reason with their school-spirited take on Wiz Khalifa’s Black and Yellow. The remix was originally by Troop 41, but it only seems right that a group as iconic as the Clef’s pay homage to the Blue and White. The Clefs changed up the words a little, giving it a little more of a Chapel Hill Feel.
This weekend, the former location of the Chapel Hill Museum gets funky with three experimental performance art pieces, presented as part of the ongoing “Local Histories: The Ground We Walk On” exhibit currently on display in the space.
As much as it pains me to highlight something Duke has done right, visiting Sarah P. Duke Gardens is something every UNC student should do before they graduate. I went a couple of weekends ago, and even though most everything still has the winter/death look, Spring is right around the corner and beautiful and exotic plants will be blooming everywhere around the 55-acre garden.
Ahh, Alpine Bagel: Always so good to a hungry UNC student. Open early so you can fuel up for a long day of class, and open late for those late-night study sessions during weeks like this one (Midterms, anyone?) Everyone needs to get at least one bagel from Alpine before graduating, but for those who frequent the best place to eat in the Student Union, you should make it a goal to try every bagel they offer. Sure we all have our favorites. I, for one, always go with the Butch’s Mile High Club.
LUNAFEST — a celebration of female film making, created those people who make the nutrition bars — comes to the Varsity Theatre Thursday in its first presentation in Chapel Hill.