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N.C. State LIVE presented Camille A. Brown & Dancers in Black Girl: Linguistic Play at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25th, in Stewart Theatre in N.C. State University's Talley Student Union in Raleigh

BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play Features Five Well-Trained and Highly Talented Dancers

First up, I will need to admit that I am not by any means qualified as a critic of dance, so have the proverbial “grain of salt” handy. The subtitle of N.C. State LIVE’s Feb. 25th presentation of Camille A. Brown’s BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play created an expectation in me of a something a bit… Read More ›

N.C. State LIVE presented Camille A. Brown & Dancers in Black Girl: Linguistic Play at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25th, in Stewart Theatre on the second floor of N.C. State University's Talley Student Union in Raleigh

Camille Brown’s BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play Is a Captivating Hour of Dance, Beats, and Chants

If I could compare N.C. State LIVE’s Feb. 25th presentation of Camille A. Brown’s BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play to anything it would perhaps be this scene from the 1950 film Summer Stock. Like Gene Kelly investigating a creaky floorboard and an abandoned newspaper, Brown takes it further to delve into the sounds and feeling of… Read More ›

The HillBenders include (from left) Mark Cassidy, Nolan Lawrence, Gary Rea, Chad "Gravy Boat" Graves, and Jim Rea

The HillBenders’ Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry Is an Amazing Experience

It’s hard to hear the song lyric, “Ever since I was a young boy I played the silver ball,” without breaking out in your own air-guitar rendition of The Who’s historic 1969 rock opera, Tommy. The HillBenders, wanting to “pair bluegrass with the other music we grew up with,” bring it into their own genre… Read More ›

N.C. State LIVE presented three SOLD-OUT performances of The Other Mozart, written and performed by Sylvia Milo, on Nov. 11th and 12th in the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre in Frank Thompson Hall

Playwright/Performer Sylvia Milo Gives Voice to the Unsung Genius of The Other Mozart

N.C. State LIVE brought Polish playwright, violinist, and actress Sylvia Milo and her internationally touring one-woman play, The Other Mozart, to N.C. State University’s Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre last weekend. Milo won the 2015 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Solo Performance as Maria Anna “Nannerl” Mozart (1751-1829), older sister of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91)…. Read More ›

N.C. State LIVE brought The Capitol Steps to Stewart Theatre in the Talley Student Union for two shows on Saturday, Sept. 10th

Politicians’ Foibles and Scandals Provide Grist for The Capitol Steps’ Satirical Mill

Pretty nearly everyone over 55 has heard of The Capitol Steps, a political parody troupe that performed two shows this past Saturday in Stewart Theatre in N.C. State University’s Talley Student Union in Raleigh, NC, as part of the N.C. State LIVE series. The satirizing singing group arose in the early 1980s as a pastime… Read More ›