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The African American Quilt Circle (AAQT) is the winner of a 2010 IndyWeek Triangle Art Award. Founded in Durham in 1998 the 60 member group’s work has been featured in magazines, cultural exhibits, television programs, and at the National Humanities Center. The mission of the group is to preserve the tradition of quilting in the African-American community. The group also gives back to the community through donations, teaching opportunities, and community building activities.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 29, July 2010, p14 Periodical Website
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27970
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The actions of the “Majority-5” bloc of the Wake County school board are prompting protests. The school board recently voted to eliminate diversity as a criteria for school placements. The board has claimed that this will help low-income students who were being neglected under the diversity mandate. The facts suggest that the new school assignment system will further hurt low-income minority students. The “Majority-5” are members from mostly upper-middle class, white, suburban areas of Raleigh and the other four school board members represent the city center and mostly poorer, minority students.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 29, July 2010, p7 Periodical Website
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27971
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North Carolina teachers are frustrated with the state’s outdated energy curriculum. Teachers complain that students are unaware of many energy issues but the current science curriculums and mandatory coursework does not allow for the time to teach energy education. Groups like the UNC Institute for the Environment put on workshops to help, but it is not enough for an issue so critical to our lives.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 29, July 2010, p7 Periodical Website
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27974
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The pageant is the winner of a 2010 IndyWeek Triangle Arts Award. The pageant’s goal is to protect and purchase ecologically significant areas in the Ellerbe creek Watershed area and in Durham’s urban environment. The pageant has contestants dress as beavers in drag costume and judges vote on the winners based on how much they are bribed.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 29, July 2010, p16 Periodical Website
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27975
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UNC’s Performance Studies Program is the winner of a 2010 IndyWeek Triangle Arts Award. Lately, the program has focused on producing performances that address social issues including AIDS, the flaws of the justice system, gender identity, immigration, consumer culture, and terrorism. The faculty and students see performances as a form of intervention and feel they have a duty to educate others and initiate critical thinking.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 29, July 2010, p16 Periodical Website
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27973
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Chris Tamplin is the winner of a 2010 IndyWeek Triangle Art Award. Tamplin has spent the past four years booking bands for the Local Band, Local Beer nights at Tir na nOg in Raleigh. Tamplin introduced listeners to local bands free of charge and still paid the artists to perform. His work fostering the careers of local acts is well-remembered.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 29, July 2010, p15 Periodical Website
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Aaron Greenwald is the winner of a 2010 IndyWeek Triangle Arts Award. Greenwald is the director of Duke Performances. The concert series has been increasing in popularity thanks to Greenwald and his perspective. Greenwald has been stretching audiences with non-traditional performances, attracting younger and more diverse crowds.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 29, July 2010, p19 Periodical Website
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