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27972
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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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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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28077
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Recently, about 200 people joined the annual procession though Durham honoring La Virgen de Guadalupe, the Virgin Mary. The procession highlights the mixing of Catholicism and indigenous belief and of American and Mexican culture. In the essay, the author remembers living in San Antonio and compares the culture of acceptance toward Latinos versus her observation of animosity toward Latinos in North Carolina. The history of the holiday, Latino culture, and Latinos is America is discussed.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 26 Issue 50, December 2009, p9 Periodical Website
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28421
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The cultural and family importance of baseball is explored in this personal essay. The author describes the impact baseball had on her, her mother, and her family growing up in Greenville, NC. She discusses the atmosphere of the games and how the sport taught her values. Stories from time spent at around the Elm Street Stadium in Greenville, NC are detailed.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 12 Issue 16, April 1994, p8-9 Periodical Website
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28225
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Zack Smith describes the impact comics have had on North Carolina and United States culture. Several comic creators from North Carolina have worked on projects for Marvel Comics and DC Comics. There are also two cartoonists from the state who were nominated for Web Cartoonist’s Choice Awards. All of the information on comics and their place in North Carolina culture from the article is presented in the form of a comic strip.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 9, February 2007, p27 Periodical Website
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28303
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Dianne Pledger is leading renewed growth and spirit in the historical Hayti neighborhood in Durham. Pledger is head of the nonprofit St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation and is using history, art, blues music, and new programs like slam poetry to connect the neighborhood with Durham’s broader community. The history of the neighborhood as a once-thriving community of African-American owned businesses and culture is detailed. Pledger’s tireless work rebuilding the community through the foundation is also detailed.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 36, September 2007, pOnline Periodical Website
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28321
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The culture surrounding the Triangle Go scene is explored. Go is the oldest board game in the world. The game is not widely popular in the United States, but the Triangle Go Club was founded four decades ago. Now, more than forty members from across the region regularly gather to play the game.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 41, October 2007, p21 Periodical Website
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28594
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After looking at cookbooks from the 1960s and 1970s, Cat Carter found a recipe for country-style steak that dated to 1752 and came from the Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church in Chester County. Carter details how she then went to the church to ask about their food culture and history and what the congregation members shared with her. The recipes detail the food culture and history of the south over the past couple three centuries.
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28760
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Reenacting significant time periods and events is a popular hobby for many. The love of history draws many reenactors together and they spend much time making sure their portrayals are accurate. The culture of reenacting is described by those who participate in the hobby.
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28814
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Indy Weekly’s first style issue explores the question of how and why to dress from a variety of angles in the Triangle. Elements of style, from maker culture to local eco-fashion, North Carolina cotton, and much more are explored.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 46, Nov 2016, p12, il Periodical Website
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28853
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The people who settled in North Carolina brought with them their cultural values, beliefs, customs and arts. These early settlers were heterogeneous, often conflicting ethnic groups whose influence on the state’s history has been both profound and subtle.
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NC Arts (NoCar Oversize NX 1 N22x), Vol. 1 Issue 3, March 1985, p2-3, il
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28854
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The cultural diversity of North Carolina is reflected in the traditions and artistic expressions of dancers, singers, artists and performers of every kind. It is also experienced by audiences who share in the preservation of culture by watching, listening, learning and appreciating.
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NC Arts (NoCar Oversize NX 1 N22x), Vol. 1 Issue 3, March 1985, p2-3, il
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28868
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Cultural facility development is a key issue facing arts organizations and communities across North Carolina. Seventy counties are currently in some phase of cultural facility development, but are struggling to mobilize their cultural resources for economic growth.
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NC Arts (NoCar Oversize NX 1 N22x), Vol. 2 Issue 4, July 1986, p2, il
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28929
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Located in Columbia, Tyrrell County, Pocosin Arts uses the arts to connect culture to the environment. Pocosin Arts has taken on a number of ambitious projects, including 7000 Juniper, An Art Action for the Millennium. This project aims to restore the juniper, an endangered tree of cultural significance, by planting 7,000 junipers in the coastal plain.
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NC Arts (NoCar Oversize NX 1 N22x), Vol. 14 Issue 3, Summer 2000, p4-5, por
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30900
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Brenda Gilbert and Jan Schmidt co-founded the Storytelling Arts Center of the Southeast to bring diverse cultures together in sharing their storytelling traditions. They also started the Storytelling Festival of Carolina, a spring event that brings national and regional storytellers together in Scotland County. Stories included history, genealogy, spirituality, and traditions of Lumbee Indians, African Americans, and European immigrants.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 40 Issue 3, Mar 2008, p30, por
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