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Grammy Award-Winning Vocalist Abigail Washburn Announced as Carolina Performing Arts/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation DisTil Fellow for 2018-20

Grammy award-winning vocalist, songwriter and clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn has been selected as the third-ever Andrew W. Mellon Foundation DisTil Fellow at Carolina Performing Arts.
Washburn has already begun a series of “exploratory” visits to Chapel Hill, where she is meeting with… Read More >

Research Embodied

Research Embodied
Big Dance Theater Moves the Words Off the Page
“We like them because they don’t fit into one box or category,” said Amy Kolling Russell, Carolina Performing Arts’ director of programming, of Big Dance Theater. She didn’t mention, in this mild understatement, that there… Read More >

Reenvisioning Cold Mountain

Reenvisioning Cold Mountain
An inside look at how a book becomes an opera
That Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain comprises 450 pages of engrossing prose is indisputable. The UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus’s novel bursts with thick description of the forests, rivers, and mountains of North Carolina,… Read More >

Coming Home, Giving Broadly

Sharon and Doug Rothwell
Coming home, giving broadly

By Gini Hamilton
They say you can’t go home again, but dedicated Tar Heels Sharon and Doug Rothwell are proving that to be a false assumption.

Sharon, originally from Dunn, North Carolina, and Doug, originally from Philadelphia, met on… Read More >

San Francisco Symphony Cancels Planned Concerts in Chapel Hill, NC Due to State’s House Bill 2

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) today announced the cancellation of two planned performances in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, April 5–6, 2017 in response to that state’s House Bill 2 (HB2), a law which overturned protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender… Read More >

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