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Native Son

September 19
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 29, 2019

Paul Green Theatre, 120 Country Club Road
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
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BY NAMBI E. KELLEY BASED ON THE NOVEL BY RICHARD WRIGHT DIRECTED BY COLETTE ROBERT WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR, WHAT DO YOU SEE? On Chicago’s South Side in the 1930s, Bigger Thomas struggles to find a place for himself in a world where systemic oppression and poverty make fear and violence the everyday... Read More →

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Lindy Tuesdays (Starts Sept. 10)

September 10 @ 6:15 pm - October 1 @ 9:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 10, 2019

West End Theater NC United States
$46

Lindy Tuesdays with Richard Badu (Sept 2019)

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Swing, Blues, and Charleston Wednesdays (Starts Sept. 11)

September 11 @ 6:15 pm - October 2 @ 9:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 2, 2019

West End Theater NC United States
$46

Swing & Blues Wednesdays with Richard Badu – (Sept 2019)

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Tinariwen

September 18 @ 8:00 pm - September 19 @ 12:00 am
Cat’s Cradle, 300 E Main St.
Carrboro, NC 27510 United States

The new album by Tinariwen could well have been called Exile on Main Street. But other people have already thought of that. It also could have been called A la recherché du pays perdu (‘Remembrance of a lost country’). Except that would have been a tad Proustian for musicians who grew up pretty much between a rock and a sand dune, in the midst of their goat herds and camel caravans. But the idea is apt. As is the painful paradox, if you consider that while Tinariwen were busy criss-crossing the globe on their recent triumphant tours (160 concerts played in the past three years), expanding their audience on all five continents, becoming one of the latest musical phenomena of truly universal calibre, the frontiers that encircle their desert home were closing down and double-locking, forcing them into exile to record this their 8th album. Over the past five years, their beloved homeland in the Adrar des Ifoghas, a Saharan mountain range that straddles the border between north-eastern Mali and southern Algeria has, in effect, been transformed into a conflict zone, a place where nobody can venture without putting themselves in danger and where war lords devoted either to jihad or trafficking (sometimes both at the same time), have put any activity that contradicts their beliefs or escapes their control in jeopardy. Even though the 12 songs on this new record evoke those cherished deserts of home, they were recorded a long way away from them. And, as a result of this separation, at a time when the political, military and humanitarian situation in the region has never been so critical, the feelings and the emotions that the band managed to capture on record have never been so vivid. In October 2014, making use of a few days off in the middle of a long American tour, the band stopped off at Rancho de la Luna studios in California’s Joshua Tree National Park. The place has become the favoured refuge of the stoner rock tribe. Josh Homme and his Queens of the Stone Age were the first to make it their hive, and since then, whether in use by P J Harvey or the Foo Fighters, Iggy Pop or the Arctic Monkeys, neither the mixing console nor the kitchen ovens have had a moment to cool down. For Tinariwen, the geographical location of the studios – lost in the middle of that horizontal desert, that mineral immensity, where Man is reminded of his own insignificance in ways that can only, in the end, either kill him or sublimate him – proved to be particularly propitious in terms of creativity. Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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8:00 am

DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance

September 19 @ 8:00 am - November 21 @ 5:00 pm
Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, 150 South Road, Hitchcock Multipurpose Room
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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"Under the looming threat of death, how might we inspire life? Through what mechanisms could we resist the psychological violence and despair inspired by the threat of violence while at the same time usher in hope?" DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance features the work of visual artist Fahamu Pecou, who elevates and re-contextualizes Black... Read More →

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11:30 am

Greg Rapp’s PHO-Tography Exhibit

September 19 @ 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:30 am, repeating until September 21, 2019

Pho Happiness, 508A W Franklin St
Chapel Hill, 27516
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Greg Rapp’s first ever solo photography exhibit features a series of black and white photos from a trip to Vietnam a few years ago. The framed black and white photos are for sale with all profits going to the Inter-Faith Council which does work alleviating food insecurity in the community and more.

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6:30 pm

Acting Intensive – Scene Study and Character Development

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
West End Theater NC United States
$250

Virginia Queen Danford – Thursdays, 6:30-9pm, Sept 19 – Nov 21 (Fall 2019)

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8:00 pm

Snow Tha Product

September 19 @ 8:00 pm - September 20 @ 12:00 am
Cat’s Cradle, 300 E Main St.
Carrboro, NC 27510 United States

Bilingual rapper and singer Claudia Feliciano, who goes by the name Snow tha Product, switches between hardened rhymes and bright melodic hooks with an emphasis on the former. Easily mistaken for a drug reference, Feliciano’s performing alias was inspired instead by Disney character Snow White and the artist’s desire to prevent her musical and personal lives from blurring into one another. Born in San Jose and raised in San Diego, she appeared as Claudia White on “Alguien,” a 2009 single by Latin pop artist Jaime Kohen, prior to basing herself out of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. For several years she was an underground artist, though she eventually attracted some high-level guest appearances on her mixtape releases, including the likes of Tech N9ne and Ty Dolla $ign. In 2013, she went aboveground and started issuing singles for major-label Atlantic, such as “Play,” “Doing Fine,” and “Hola,” which alternated between pop-oriented material and more aggressive, lighter-hearted tracks tailored for club play. In 2016, Atlantic released an eight-track EP, Half Way There…, Pt. 1. From there Feliciano had success with a series of singles and featured appearances. 2017 included the viral breakup anthem “Waste of Time,” as well as “Nuestra Cancion, Pt. 2,” both showcasing a smoother and more pop-friendly side of her style. The next year she continued with trappy singles “Help a Bitch Out (featuring O.T. Genasis),” “Dale Gas,” and “Today I Decided” as well as the more lighthearted “Goin’ Off” and “Myself (featuring DRAM).” She ended the year by contributing to several tracks on the VIBE HIGHER mixtape with Castro Escobar, Lex the Great, Jandro, and others. ~ Andy Kellman Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Spotify | YouTube

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8:30 pm

KOLARS // The Sh-Booms

September 19 @ 8:30 pm - September 20 @ 12:00 am
Cat’s Cradle Back Room, 300 E Main St.
Carrboro, NC 27510 United States

KOLARS is one of those rare acts which descends from another dimension, struts its sequin skin, blares it’s unabashed musical thrill ride and leaves audiences with their mouths on the floor. Rob Kolar twists and turns as he sings imaginative lyrics with a raw swagger. He spins his guitar as notes sail and scramble through the room. A presence that embodies elements of Elvis and Marc Bolan with a ragged punky edge. The magnetic, one of a kind, Lauren Brown uses her whole body as a percussion instrument, tap dancing rhythms with her feet while simultaneously playing a full stand up kit with her arms. An alluring hybrid of Mo Tucker and Gene Kelly with a dash of Iggy Pop wildness. Yes, there have been iconic duos before but none like this. On record KOLARS are slightly more subtle and nuanced. Rob produces and mixes the music and has created a genre melding soundscape influenced by his film scoring. The band has inspired evocative descriptions such as “space blues,” “glam-a-billy” and “desert disco.” The style combines elements of new wave, blues, pyschedelia, glam, folk, disco and punk. The production experiments are infused into the live show. In essence, the duo are a hybrid of modern technology and raw rock and roll. KOLARS have toured extensively across the US, Canada and Europe, playing many festivals and concerts in front of thousands. They have headlined national tours and have shared bills with Spoon, LP, Julian Casablancas & The Voidz, STRFKR, The Kills, Best Coast, Shonen Knife, RZA, Pussyriot, Built To Spill, The Horrors, The Growlers, Alanis Morissette, Funkadelic, The Revivalists, Father John Misty, The Roots, Nikki Lane, Strawberry Alarm Clock and many others. The Sh-Booms There’s this dynamic that churns hard in The Blurred Odyssey, the debut full-length album by ascendant Orlando garage-soul enterprise The Sh-Booms, out March 22, 2019 on Limited Fanfare Records. The music pumps with the hot, red blood of life irrepressible. But there’s a cloud on the horizon, the doomed sense of life’s finitude, that fueled these songs. Rather than dead-end nihilism, though, it’s resulted in the kind of urgent, creative friction that Hunter S. Thompson could get down with. In making this album, The Sh-Booms have dug through the blur of life, swam through a sea of booze, to find love and truth in the shadow of the void. Although a soul band through and through, the grease and bite they’ve been picking up in the years leading up to this big step out have been forged in the bad company of punk and garage bands. From that underground now rises a new hurricane of big orchestration, maximum stomp and fresh intent. It’s a little ache and a lot of party all wrapped up in a wrecking ball. Since their 2011 inception, The Sh-Booms have become kind of a thing in their native scene and beyond. Besides perennial winners of “Best Soul Act” in the Orlando Weekly’s big annual Best of Orlando issue, they’ve been tapped to share the stage with national names like The Roots, Of Montreal, Talib Kweli, KRS-One, Jacuzzi Boys, Budos Band, Big Freedia, Lee Fields, St. Paul & the Broken Bones and The B-52’s (whom the band toured with in 2017 and 2018). They’ve been featured on NPR, their music has been made it on TV (CW’s Supergirl) and they’ve played Austin City Limits, Okeechobee Music Festival, SunFest and Gasparilla Music Festivals.

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