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In The Long Dance, Two Journalists Reporting on a Cold Murder Case in Durham Become Podcasters Participating in an Investigation

The 1971 murders of Patricia Mann and Jesse McBane had all the sensationalist trappings of a classic horror story.

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Modern Masters: The American Dance Festival Doesn’t Just Trace the Shape of Modern Dance. It Creates It.

In our 2018 ADF preview, we look at works by Shen Wei, Ronald K. Brown, and many others.

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Shen Wei’s Greatest Challenge Yet Is to Seek Beauty in an Anti-Opera by Inscrutable Artists Morton Feldman and Samuel Beckett

Shen Wei Dance Arts brings Neither to DPAC June 16 and 17.

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ADF Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Ronald K. Brown Rewrote the Theory-Drunk Playbook of Modern Dance with Emotion, Musicality, and Storytelling

Brown's company, EVIDENCE, performs at Reynolds Industries Theater June 28–30.

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ADF's Wondrous Women Program Reconnects Modern Dance to Traditional Roots with Solos Women Made for Themselves

Camille A. Brown, Michelle Dorrance, Rhapsody James, Aparna Ramaswamy, and Yabin Wang perform in the program at the Carolina Theatre on July 13 and 14.

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An Old Tobacco Complex Turned Arts Hub Evolves as the Carrack Appoints a New Leader and SPECTRE Arts Closes

The Carrack announced yesterday that Saba Taj would replace founding director Laura Ritchie, while Alicia Lange quietly closed down SPECTRE Arts at the end of April.

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Michelle Obama Painter Amy Sherald Visits Chapel Hill for a Portrait Exhibit that Looks Refreshingly Like America Today

One of Sherald's portraits is included in The Outwin: American Portraiture Today, a touring Smithsonian exhibit at the Ackland.

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How a Blue Devil Statue that Was Raising Hell in Small-Town Mississippi Escaped, After a Brief Abduction, to Durham

When John Steele Davis got word that the four-hundred-pound blue devil statue he made had been stolen from a park in the small town of Water Valley, Mississippi, he was away visiting friends in the Ozarks.

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As a New Art and Community Space Run by and Focused on People of Color, The584 Is an Essential Addition to Downtown Durham

“This is the first African-Latina-run art site in downtown Durham,” Michelle Gonzalez-Green says with justifiable pride.

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How a Humble Chatham County Phytosaur Crawled into History Before the Mighty T. rex

Rutiodon carolinensis was the first specimen ever cataloged in the American Museum of Natural History's fossil reptile collection.

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How Did CAM Raleigh Botch Its Handling of the Margaret Bowland Controversy So Badly, and What Can It Do to Move Forward?

At the core of the issue is a museum that didn’t anticipate criticism, a guest curator who scoffed at concerns, and an artist whose seemingly willful naïveté about the charged nature of her work precludes meaningful conversation.

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John Akomfrah Blends Historical Witness and Imagination to Resurrect a New Orleans Jazz Legend at the Nasher

Akomfrah's three-channel video installation Precarity revolves around the life of Charles "Buddy" Bolden.

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The Podcast 1st Gens, By and About First-Generation Americans, Expands the Map of National Identity

The podcast by two Liberian-American UNC graduates is currently in its second season.

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After Podcasting About the Dark Side of Human Nature with Criminal, Its Producers Step Into the Light with This Is Love

Lauren Spohrer an Phoebe Judge are part of PRX's Radiotopia tour, coming to the Carolina Theatre on Tuesday, May 8.

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In Versus, This Year's Crop of UNC Studio Art MFA Graduates Take a Long View of Immediate Crises

The exhibit runs at the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill through May 13.

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Bob Trotman’s Larger-Than-Life, Sometimes Automated Sculptures of Bosses and Office Workers Expose the Vices Behind a Signal American Virtue

Trotman's exhibit Business as Usual runs at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design through July.

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You Are Here, NCMA’s Immersive Experience in Light and Sound, Tempers Wild Extravagance with Themes of Sacred, Shared Humanity

The innovative exhibit runs at the museum through July.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cocreator Kevin Eastman Went for a Modest Underground Comics Career. He Started an Independent Pop-Culture Dynasty Instead.

Eastman is one of dozens of guests appearing at NC Comicon: Oak City at the Raleigh Convention Center this weekend.

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Instant Best-Seller The Woman in the Window Is Much More Than Gone Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on the Train

We speak with Daniel Mallory, better known as A.J. Finn, about the breakout success of his psychological crime thriller.

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Chapel Hill's FRANK Gallery Is the Latest Local Spot to Flee the Wasteland of Franklin Street for University Place

The local gallery and artist collective has a grand opening party in its new location this Friday evening.

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