Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Indy Week Vol. 33 Issue 49, Dec 2016
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In an abrupt fourth special session, North Carolina Republicans began to file as many bills as possible. The move sparked national outrage and threats of legal action from Governor-elect Roy Cooper and legislative Democrats.
Common Ground Theatre in Durham opened in 2005 to serve itinerant artists and companies who cannot afford to buy a place to stage their works. Common Ground recently closed and other independent theaters may be lost as well. Artists are now trying to understand what causes these venues to lose viability.
Raleigh’s Community Music School provides music lessons and performance opportunities to children, who otherwise might not have access to them. After twenty-three years, the school is in debt and is seeking donation sources.
Famed Nigerian chef Tunde Wey visited Durham last week as part of his Blackness in America pop-up dinner series, an event which combines dinner with discussions of race. Wey’s timely visit sparked meaningful conversation within the Durham local food movement.
A time capsule from 1966 was opened at The Scrap Exchange, a pioneering creative reuse center located in the former Center Theater building in Durham. The time capsule contained items such as film reels, photos, news articles, and a list of people who buried the time capsule.
The North Carolina Lantern Festival will be held in Cary, where artisans will gather to craft detailed lanterns to celebrate Chinese New Year. Many of the smaller pieces featured in the festival are constructed in China, but all of the lanterns and large pieces are made on site.