North Carolina's Orange County may not have the reputation that California’s boasts, but now, it’s making a name for itself as home to one of the country’s coolest little towns.
After nine years of bringing world-renowned musicians like Yo-Yo Ma and breakthrough dance groups like L-E-V to UNC, Carolina Performing Arts has established itself in Chapel Hill.
Chapel Hill is a home away from home for many students during their college years, but even musicians from Brooklyn, New York, have found comfort in returning to the town time and time again.
The Peanuts gang is taking Chapel Hill, complete with melancholy monologues by a young Charlie Brown, philosophical ponderings from a confused Snoopy and bullying antics by the infamously evil Lucy.
The Master of Fine Arts program at UNC has attracted artists from all around the world, ranging from South Korea to Arkansas to New York City.
Seniors Syem Barakzai and Brandon Schell met freshman year. After sharing a love for electronic music, they decided, as sophomores, to invest in $350 worth of disc jockey equipment together.
Some UNC students pride themselves on being adults, but for the Carolina Hula Hoopers, returning to the simple pleasures of childhood has been the most fun part of college.
College students might hardly have money for a nice dinner, let alone fancy entertainment. But recent trends show that in the Triangle they are more willing to dish out for a laugh.
Hip-hop’s bold beats meet Colombian patriotism in a performance Friday that is sure to have audience members dancing the night away.
It’s a dance party with a side of history and culture, a la New Orleans. The Big Easy’s jazz-fusion musician, Trombone Shorty, will bring the party to Chapel Hill in a performance hosted by Carolina Performing Arts at Memorial Hall Friday.
Throughout the spring semester, Canvas will profile a student from every artistic academic program at UNC each week — from
Throughout the spring semester, Canvas will profile a student from every artistic academic program at UNC each week — from dramatic art to creative writing to photojournalism.In the fourth installment of the series, staff writer Rupali Srivastava profiled sophomore communications studies major Kelly Swanson.After trading in her philosophy textbooks for camera equipment, sophomore Kelly Swanson found a way to incorporate what she loves — film, production and literature — into her studies at UNC.The communication studies major has a focus in digital media and production and has minors in global cinema and writing for the screen and stage, in an effort to combine technology, film theory and comparative literature.
For the rest of the semester, Canvas will profile a student from every artistic academic program at UNC each week — from dramatic art to creative writing to photojournalism.
Margaret Randall is a novelist, poet, photographer, and social activist born and raised in New York City. Her works have been known to challenge societal norms and express feminist ideas, and even resulted in a deportation order by the United States in 1984, against which she fought and won. Randall was in Chapel Hill this week for a talk and reading Wednesday in Dey Hall and a reading Thursday at Internationalist Books on Franklin Street.
Lile Stephens discovered he had a knack for art while growing up in a small town in Arkansas. After high school, he completed his bachelors degree in fine arts and masters in studio art at Arkansas State University, and now studies at UNC in the two-year Master of Fine Arts program.
When Okwae Miller signed up for a dance class the fall of his junior year, he didn’t expect it to change his life. The 2011 UNC alumnus fell in love with dance at age 20 and continued to take classes and improve his dance.
Some people take to journals to cope with feelings of anxiety or stress, but Greensboro author Drew Perry wrote a 320-page novel called “Kids These Days.”
30 plays. 60 minutes. A whole lot of emotion. UNC’s LAB! Theatre brought “30 Plays in 60 Minutes” back to campus this weekend with an interactive, relatable and unpredictable show.