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BOOK: From the slavery era to the technology age
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The Willis Handbook: An Intersection of Genealogy, Memoirs & History of a Black American Family 1835-2003 By Eric B. Willis Panoply House of Publishing Panoply House of Publishing, a new self-publishing company, has released its first publication.. The Willis Handbook… consists of a richly detailed chronicle of his African-American family over
Jah9 brings vocal power and social message to her own reggae style
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Jah9, the creator of the jazz-on-dub reggae style, made a splash in 2011 when her first project, “9MM-Message Music,” earned a song of the year credit from German-based Riddim magazine. Her latest release, New Name, blends the styles of roots reggae, dub and jazz with stellar vocals and a social conscience, revealing Jah9 as a poet and artist
Nina Simone documentary a powerful portrait of the artist
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
PARK CITY, Utah — Through archival footage and interviews with her family, closest confidants and collaborators, Nina Simone comes to life again — still enigmatic but more easily understood — in the new documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” which premiered last week at the Sundance Film Festival. A classically trained
Actors give superb performances in play on race
Monday, January 26, 2015
CHAPEL HILL – If you’re looking for a great play to ring in Black History Month, look no further. Playmakers Repertory Company is performing an extraordinary play about racism, prejudice and what we sacrifice in order to get ahead in life. Trouble in Mind, written by Alice Childress, was first debuted 60 years ago. It revolves around a group of
BOOK: Eat soulful and vegan at the same time
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Why Vegan is the New Black: More Than 100 Delicious Meat and Dairy-Free Meal Ideas Your Whole Family Will Love By Deborrah Cooper Even though Deborrah Cooper had been a nutritionist and fitness trainer for over a decade, she never considered becoming a vegan until her body began breaking down. As assorted stresses of life started taking a toll, she found
EXHIBIT: Digital imagery and spoken word
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Ritual + Time Travel = Rebirth UNC Stone Center CHAPEL HILL — From January 29 through May 11, Ritual + Time Travel = Rebirth: Images and Words by Michael Platt and Carol Beane exhibition will take place in the Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center. The exhibition features the work of Platt and his Beane. Long
RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Pop up wintertime fun
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Often defined as a time of quiet hibernation, winter is, in fact, one of the busiest times of the year. Consider the numerous celebratory occasions that begin with the harvest and continue on through the holidays and beyond, not to mention all the fun and frosty get-togethers prompted by skiing, skating and sledding. Keep popcorn on hand, and you're only
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