'Carrie and Lowell': An Intimate Story of Love and Loss

In reference to his forthcoming seventh album, Carrie & Lowell, forty one year old American singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens stated “This is not my art project; this is my life”. With only a single listen to the record, one realizes no other remark could be more truthful. Named after his estranged mother Carrie and her second husband Lowell Brams, Stevens’ Carrie & Lowell delves into some of the most ingrained and confidential segments of his psyche, exploring themes of bereavement and guilt, and attempting to explain what it means to be profoundly human...

Students Share their Perspectives on the State of Campus Art

It is no secret that the arts play a fundamental role in the lives of a large portion of UNCG’s student body. Our College of Visual and Performing Arts is thriving, with more and more bright young artists being admitted each academic year. We are granted access to concerts and performances by supremely talented instrumentalists in our world-renowned music program, and we even have our own art museum, the Weatherspoon, right here on campus...

​Fleet Foxes Album Offers an Important Lesson on Subtlety

After a three year hiatus, Seattle, Washington-based band, Fleet Foxes, returned with their third studio album, “​Crack-Up,” their first release in six years. The record has proven to be a significant departure from the happy-go-lucky days of their folk-rock beginnings, exhibiting a critical evolution for the band in its move towards a gloomier, denser atmosphere. Like many others, ​”Crack-Up”​ is an album rooted in a journey of self-discovery, specifically the journey of lead singer...

'Nomadas' is a Triumph for La Llave Maestra

The North Carolina Theatre for Young People at UNCG presented “Nomadas,” an innovative and imaginative theatre show on Sunday, as part of Greensboro’s 17 Days Art and Culture festival. The work was performed by La Llave Maestra, a five-member Spanish and Chilean theatre troupe that showcases their four-show oeuvre in multiple countries around the world. The group focuses on visual and object theatre, a form of production that utilizes props, puppets and other physical items to express emotions...

Greensboro Dance Film Festival Celebrates Diversity

The Fourth annual Greensboro Dance Film Festival (GDFF) was presented on Saturday at three locations across the downtown area. A celebration of the triumphs of new choreography and digital media, the GDFF exhibits multiple innovative and groundbreaking dance films during its screening each year in an attempt to revitalize and revolutionize the concept of modern-day dance. The festival ties into the 17 Days Greensboro Arts and Culture Festival in historic downtown and Homecoming Weekend at UNCG...

Must Be The Holy Ghost Lights Up Revolution Mill

Boundary-defying multimedia band Must Be The Holy Ghost graced the stage with local electronic performer Tide Eyes at Greensboro’s own Revolution Mill on Thursday. The performance came one day before the official kick-off of the 17 Days Greensboro Arts and Culture Festival, an annual celebration of some of the South’s most talented artistic acts. Natty Greene’s Brewing Co. also joined the celebration, offering their unique blend of local beers to all interested patrons...

Greensboro Pride Elates Audiences

Greensboro Pride’s 12th annual festival took place Saturday in Downtown Greensboro on South Elm Street. The event provided live entertainment, informational booths and food trucks among its many vendors and participants. The festival is hosted each year by Alternative Resources of the Triad (ART), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to be actively involved with the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning communities of the Triad and surrounding areas..

Public Art in North Carolina: Greensboro and Beyond

When contemplating artistic mediums and venues, some things may cross your mind. Is it the image of a museum or gallery, white walls filled to the brim with sculpture and canvas, paintings and sketches, carvings and ceramics? Do the hallowed halls of the MoMA, the British Museum, Guggenheim or the Louvre possess your thoughts? In any of this, do you stop to consider the integral role public art plays in your life and within your community...
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