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PlayMakers stages Shakespeare for all

March 10, 2017

This year, in addition to producing Twelfth Night as part of their main-stage season, PlayMakers also brought Measure for Measure to the local community through their inaugural Mobile Shakespeare unit.

‘A treasure’

March 6, 2017

The Carolina Indian Circle celebrated its 30th annual powwow Saturday at Fetzer Gym with more than 30 dancers from American Indian tribes from throughout North Carolina participating in the ceremony.

Celebrating 40 years of jazz at Carolina

February 3, 2017

Jim Ketch is a music professor in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences and a passionate jazz musician. As a professional trumpeter, his talent has taken him around the globe and has allowed him to perform with Aretha Franklin and in venues like Carnegie Hall. This is the 40th year of Ketch’s leadership of the Carolina Jazz Festival. We talked to him about the origins of his talent, his love of the trumpet and his most memorable performances. The 2017 Jazz Festival starts on Feb. 15

Jewish Food in the Global South: A Symposium

January 27, 2017

This two-day symposium will explore Jewish food in and of the global South, a concept that references the historic diversity of the American South and its vibrant cultural intersections with the nation and the world over time.

Pentecostalism and prestige in the Dominican Republic

January 12, 2017

Upon conducting research in the Dominican Republic, UNC religious studies assistant professor Brendan Thornton found that gang members could leave their lives behind by becoming a part of the Pentecostal Church.

Pentecostalism and prestige in the Dominican Republic

January 11, 2017

Structure. Loyalty. Faith. Leadership. The characteristics exhibited by churchgoers share many similarities to the values of gang members. Both groups believe in the power of the collective and something greater than themselves. At least, that’s what UNC religious studies professorBrendan … Continued

Proving Innocence: Lessons from the Wilmington Ten

December 15, 2016

“The Wilmington Ten” is UNC professor Kenneth Janken’s third book. He’s also written two biographies, one on Rayford Logan — a Civil Rights Movement activist — and another on former NAACP President Walter White.