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September 2014
Free & open to the public

Music on the Porch: Open the Door for Three with Jerron Paxton

September 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum,
410 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Please join us on the porch for an exciting performance by Open the Door for Three! The trio, self-described as a “road-tested, audience-approved, high-octane, fist-in-glove, laughing-out-loud trio of Irish musicians,” consists of Liz Knowles, Pat Broaders, and Kieran O’Hare. The trio takes its name from an old Irish slip jig which they regularly perform. Liz has also assembled an impressive CV as a solo performer, appearing with the New York Pops, Cherish the Ladies, and the Celtic Legends. Traditional blues and…

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Tell About the South: Kathleen DuVal

September 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum,
410 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Please join us at the Center for a lunchtime discussion with Kathleen DuVal, Associate Professor of History at UNC-Chapel Hill. DuVal’s talk, titled “Independence Lost: The Gulf Coast in the American Revolution,”  focuses on the Revolutionary War on the Gulf Coast. There, Spaniards, Britons, Creeks, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Acadians, enslaved and free African Americans, and others—but not American revolutionaries—took advantage of the war to forward their own ambitions. Based on her research for a forthcoming book by the same title, “Independence…

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Music on the Porch: UNC Student Jazz Combo

September 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum,
410 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Come join us on the porch and hear UNC’s homegrown jazz virtuosos, coached by Jim Ketch, Ed Paolantonio, and Stephen Anderson. With members hailing from North Carolina all the way to Copenhagen, The Renaissance Collective is a diverse group of musicians whose contemporary sound is both cutting-edge and firmly rooted in the jazz tradition. The group includes Nate Huvard (Guitar), Atticus Reynolds (Drums), Adam Maloney (Bass), David Klingman (Piano), Jorgen Stenbaek (Trumpet), Eric Przedpelski (Alto Sax), Cameron Cook (Tenor Sax),…

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October 2014

Music on the Porch: Lonnie Holley

October 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum,
410 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Please join us on the porch to appreciate a multimodal artist who defies all genres and categories. During his week-long visit to UNC-Chapel Hill in late September and early October, Lonnie Holley will visit classes in Art, Folklore, and American Studies, create new sculptures with found and recycled materials, engage in public conversations, and perform at the Center. Over the last forty years, Holley has created an amazing series of sculptures, assemblages, and multimedia performances. Working primarily with “scrap,” recycled,…

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Music on the Porch: Joe Troop & Diego Sánchez

October 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

When self-described “North Carolina-born banjoist, fiddler, singer-songwriter and nomad” Joe Troop graduated from UNC and moved to Buenos Aires, says his bandmate Diego Sánchez, “he ruined everything.” Before that, Sánchez had claimed to be “the only banjo player in Argentina.” Now the acoustic world-music duo is returning stateside for their first U.S. tour, funded in part by a Kickstarter campaign. Join us on the porch at the Love House for a blend of traditional North Carolina and Latin American music,…

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Hutchins Lecture: Rebecca J. Scott

October 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Pleasants Family Assembly Room,
Wilson Library, 2nd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC United States
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In her Hutchins Lecture, titled “Tracing Atlantic Revolutions: One Family’s Itinerary,” Professor Scott will talk about the research that went into the writing of her recent book (coauthored with Jean M. Hébrard) Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation (Harvard UP, 2012; paperback, August 2014), which traces one family’s interaction with law and official documents across five generations.  The story begins in West Africa with the enslavement of a woman named Rosalie, then follows her to the French Caribbean…

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Tell About the South: Frank Baumgartner

October 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Please join us at the Center for a lunchtime discussion with Frank R. Baumgartner, the Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professor of Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Baumgartner is co-author of The Decline of the Death Penalty and the Discovery of Innocence, and since coming to Carolina he has researched the death penalty’s demise nationally as well as in North Carolina.  With colleagues Isaac Unah (Political Science) and Seth Kotch (American Studies), he is working on a book tentatively titled A…

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