By Taylor Tyson “Art teaches humanity how to coexist…Art is telling the story of life,” said Jeannetta Hopkins, founder of Bull City Music School. Having grown up in Memphis, Tennessee, Hopkins is accustomed to a very involved arts community. As with most lifelong artists, Hopkins accredits her arts background to her family. With an immediate… Read More →
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By David Menconi Chapel Hill musician Kirk Ross leads something of a double life, political reporter by day and rock star by night – except, of course, for those times when the legislature’s session runs into late-night hours, or a storm is coming. Covering calamities from 2016’s infamous HB2 “Bathroom Bill” to this year’s Hurricane… Read More →
The Orange County Arts Commission and Piedmont Laureate David Menconi Present: How to Cover Politics and Stay Sane: An Election-Year Preview Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7pm Chapel Hill Library In today’s increasingly divisive political climate, how do reporters cover politics while maintaining clarity, honoring industry ethics standards and, more importantly, keeping their sanity? And how are… Read More →