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Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower Fights Injustice with Black Music and Sci-Fi in UNC’s Memorial Hall

When you hear the phrase “science fiction,” what do you imagine? Artificial Intelligence gone berserk (as in the works of Isaac Asimov and Phillip K. Dick)? The alternate realities of Raymond Bradbury and Douglas Adams? You know, space stories by old white guys. You might have thought about Ursula Le Guin, Margaret Atwood, Mary Shelley,… Read More ›

Melinda Whittington and Edward Parks star as Ada and Inman in Cold Mountain (photo by Eric Waters)

Jennifer Higdon’s 2015 Opera, Cold Mountain, Surpasses the 1997 Novel and the 2003 Film

We love opera. The larger-than-life voices, the costumes, and the stories. When we go to the opera, we expect a certain amount of grandeur. Yet, even with these high expectations, when we walked into Memorial Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and first laid eyes on the stage, we were both… Read More ›

"Songs of the Wanderers," performed by the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, wowed Carolina Performing Arts' patrons on April 2nd in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan’s “Songs of the Wanderers” at UNC-Chapel Hill Was a Visual Feast

Dance is, of course, a visual art; but some dance performances lift the audience experience above and beyond that of merely watching dancers move through space. Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan’s Songs of the Wanderers is just such a performance. Presented on April 2nd by Carolina Performing Arts in the University of North Carolina… Read More ›

There Is Only One Word for “STREB – FORCES!” at Carolina Performing Arts, and That is Wow!

As my companion and I were leaving the Thursday-night Carolina Performing Arts performance of STREB – FORCES! at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall, I joked that I could review the show using only one word: Wow! Seconds into the high-energy, “extreme action” performance (that’s Streb Lab for Action Mechanics’ (SLAM)… Read More ›

Carolina Performing Arts will present "STREB - FORCES!" on March 18th and 19th in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill

STREB — the Evel Knievel of Dance — Will Perform “FORCES!” on March 18th and 19th in Chapel Hill

Carolina Performing Arts will present real-life action heroes inĀ  STREB – FORCES! at 7: 30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18th, and Wednesday, March 19th, in Memorial Hall on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. According to Carolina Performing Arts: “… STREB offers a program of finely choreographed physical feats combining daredevil antics,… Read More ›