Arts and Entertainment

Even After Death, Dean Smith Continues to Make a Difference

Even After Death, Dean Smith Continues to Make a Difference

It’s hard to go out on top. It’s even harder to imagine anything bringing Duke and UNC fans together. There have been too many heartbreaking loses, elbows thrown, trash talked and mutual hatred to imagine the two shades of blue ever teaming up. But thanks to one man’s unparalleled legacy, a couple young entrepreneurs and the creativity of a Duke… Read more →

Carrboro hosts third annual Open Streets event

Carrboro hosts third annual Open Streets event

No cars could be found on Weaver Street Sunday afternoon, but that didn’t mean the heart of Carrboro wasn’t bustling. Instead, hundreds of local residents took to other means of transportation — including walking, bicycling, in-line skating and riding scooters — for Carrboro’s third annual Open Streets event. Started by the Carrboro Bicycle Coalition in 2013, Open Streets seeks to… Read more →

18th Annual Community Dinner Celebrates Diversity

18th Annual Community Dinner Celebrates Diversity

The Carrboro Community Dinner Committee will host the 18th Annual Community Dinner on Sunday April 26. Each year the event brings hundreds together to share a meal and enjoy live music while celebrating diversity in the community. According to Nerys Levy, co-chair of the committee, the purpose of the event is to sit down, dine and come together as a… Read more →

Mural project to match Carrboro's local color

Mural project to match Carrboro’s local color

  Known for its emphasis on local culture and its strong arts presence, Carrboro is culturally distinct from surrounding areas. But for people driving through the town, there are few defining images that showcase the Carrboro spirit. That is exactly what the Carrboro Mural Project aims to accomplish. “Several of us have looked at areas along the entrance way, the gateway… Read more →

Nightsound: Not your typical recording studio

Nightsound: Not your typical recording studio

A music hotbed on Main Street in Carrboro? While Cat’s Cradle may be the first to come to mind, it’s certainly not alone. Chris Wimberley’s Nightsound Studios, located at 116 W. Main St., is dedicated to helping local musicians from all genres maximize their talent and resources, but with a personal touch. “Nightsound is a place which is just as… Read more →

Artist incorporates graffiti's message into mural

Artist incorporates graffiti’s message into mural

If you’ve ever been to downtown Chapel Hill, you’ve probably seen the “Parade of Humanity” mural. Located on the west wall of the Carolina Coffee Shop on East Franklin Street, the mural includes an array of people, animals, objects and symbols that represent the town and the University. But in early December 2014, passers-by saw more than just the familiar… Read more →

Aldermen get feedback on new arts building

Aldermen get feedback on new arts building

  Residents on Tuesday seized another opportunity to weigh in on a proposal for Carrboro to contribute $7.5 million toward a new building to house the ArtsCenter and a local children’s museum. People packed Carrboro Town Hall for Tuesday night’s public hearing, the second in as many weeks as the Board of Aldermen sought public input on the proposed public-private… Read more →