Just weeks after they arrived, the members of Gum Box — along with thousands of other students — were moving off campus again. Instead of having impromptu jam sessions in their hallway or doing homework to the sound of a saxophone solo, the group is now facing a semester of Zoom calls and carefully planned recording meet-ups. “We’re all super stoked about the prospect of creating some original content together,” guitarist Harrington Shaw said. The band members are spread from Wilmington to Apex, but they’re prepared for the challenges of distance. In some ways, the distance could even have its benefits. The band is making plans to meet for its first recording session, in preparation for its first livestream performance.
Indian classical dance team UNC Ek Taal was on track to perform in a national championship in the spring, until the competition was canceled due to the coronavirus. Now, the dancers are figuring out how to work as a team even when they’re miles apart.
With concerts and large audiences out of the question, these musicians are finding creative new ways to produce new music.
“We’re still writing, and we’re still going to keep writing,” Alexis Byrd said. “All of us are writers at heart.”
Carolina Curls helps people embrace natural hair, with styling tips and a welcoming community.
The UNC Pauper Players will be performing the 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee this weekend, a coming-of-age play in the perspective of sixth graders.
“At the end of the day, we’re all fighting the same battle. It’s all about supporting one another through those kinds of struggles that we all sometimes quietly face.”
Big Dance Theater will bring to life Anne Carson’s Antigonick, a one-act retelling of an ancient feminist narrative, on Jan. 24-26 at CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio.
The Emerging Diverse Voices series, featuring both teachers and middle school students, is funded by the Orange County Arts Commission and spearheaded by an artist and gifted education specialist at a local middle school.
Nathalie Joachim started her musical journey with the intent of telling the stories of female Haitian musicians and giving them the acknowledgment they deserve.