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Arts & Culture
The North Carolina Botanical Garden is currently hosting its annual Sculpture in the Garden exhibit.
For an afternoon last Saturday, the concrete chunk of 140 W. Franklin St. turned into colorful corners showcasing local artistic talent.
Theater and the performing arts are alive and well in the greater Triangle.
In August and September, the historic Forest Theatre (open-air amphitheater) in Chapel Hill has played host to the beloved giant puppet show put on for 22 years by Paperhand Puppet Intervention (PPI)
North Carolina has a rich musical history and has been the birthplace of greats such as…
Alex Benedict is an undergrad at UNC-CH majoring in English and Comparative Literature.
What is bright and shiny, 800 square feet in dimension and 14 feet tall, changes colors from magenta to pink to aqua, and all the colors of the rainbow.
“I believe in revealing the creative process behind the music.” So said Brad Linde last Thursday night in Chapel Hill.
The Work Wife, the debut novel by Chapel Hill author Alison B. Hart, unfolds over the course of a single day and depicts characters set on a collision course in the #MeToo era.
There’s an experimental art space in Chapel Hill. It’s tucked away and under the radar.
The final performance of “Staged: New Play Readings” at Carrboro’s ArtCenter was on Sunday, June 12.
Many mental illnesses don’t have a single origin. Local artist, author and veteran Loretta Morris-White exemplifies this etiology.
In this two-part series, TLR profiles two local artists who have struggled with mental health and/or substance abuse challenges and have experienced the healing power of artmaking and the creative life.
When artistic photographer Eve White was five years old she had a birthday party at Washington, DC’s Rock Creek Park.
“I think in a lot of ways, my life has been filled with poetry,” said Chapel Hill’s first Poet Laureate CJ Suitt (he/they).
New York City artist sTo Len is visiting Chapel Hill to make art using trash collected for him along the Haw River in Chatham County.
“We don’t have a sign because we’re called ‘Speakeasy,’ said Norm Underwood, the general manager of Speakeasy on Main in downtown Carrboro.
Downtown Chapel Hill historically has been home to a vibrant cultural milieu, featuring multiple first-run movie screens, new and used bookstores, comic bookstores, new and used record stores and performance venues.
This is the story of a journalist and a theater costume maker who fell in love and created a never-before-told history of the costume-making business.
The Local Reporter’s Ray Eliot speaks with photographer Mary Berridge about the inspiration and process for her new book, art, aesthetics, and activism.
The Vincent Brothers Review is a nonprofit, independent literary magazine whose mission is “to promote appreciation for the literary arts of poetry, short fiction, essays, and creative nonfiction.”
At a time when every day feels like a battle, community theatre may not be at the top of your list of mood-boosters; but Odyssey Stage’s lineup for this year’s NC 10by10 Festival is a must-see…
In March 2020, Jessica Alexander left New York City and returned to the Triangle area where she had grown up. During the summer, she was practicing dance outdoors with a friend…
Plants send their children out into the world equipping them with wings or parachutes to catch a breeze, hooks and barbs to grab hold of passing critters or wrap them in tasty coatings to entice passers-by with a tempting treat. Wind, water…
In the 88-year history of the American Dance Festival (ADF), a scheduled performance season has only been cancelled one time, in 2020 — as a response to the COIVD-19 global pandemic.
When COVID forced high school drama students to move to a digital stage, East Chapel Hill High School theater manager Hope Love kicked the creativity up a level. She and her students…
After more than a year of shuttered venues and cancelled performances, arts and entertainment nonprofit organizations are grappling with devastating amounts of lost revenue and facing a longer road to recovery than any other sector of nonprofits.
The air is humid and thick with the smell of OFF! Deep Woods bug spray. People from around Chatham County, and some from around the state, grab a bite to eat from a local food truck, then settle in to their lawn chairs in the small field outside of Bynum General Store.
The Chapel Hill Public Library continues looking to the past to inform the present. The library will host, starting Sunday, an exhibit about local women who participated in the civil rights movement.
After being closed for nearly 10 months, the Ackland Art Museum is scheduled to reopen Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 25-percent capacity.
Chapel Hill lost one of its best writers and most renowned residents when Elizabeth Spencer passed away Dec. 23 at the age of 98.