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March 2019

Music on the Porch: ZOOCRÜ

March 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  Music on the Porch: ZOOCRÜ Music on the Porch returns on March 28th! Mark your calendars and shake out your picnic blankets! Our opening act for Spring 2019 is a local band with a global message. ZOOCRÜ formed amidst the thriving music and arts community of Durham, North Carolina. Common interests and experiences brought together founding members Jonathan Curry (drums), Christian Sharp (bass) and Alan Thompson (vocals) on the campus of North Carolina Central University for early collaborations that…

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April 2019

Music on the Porch: Triangle/Triad Singer/Songwriter Showcase

April 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  Where in North Carolina do the best singers and songwriters call home? On April 11th, join us on the porch for a singer/songwriter showdown between North Carolina’s neighboring tri-city regions. Here to show us how they do it in the Triad will be Sam Frazier and Laurelyn Dossett. Representing the Triangle will be Jon Shain, FJ Ventre, and Rissi Palmer. Sam Frazier's music blends emotional and musical complexity with the heart of a rock-n-roller. Originally from Greensboro, he has…

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Tell About the South: Caroline Newhall on Black Civil War POWs

April 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  Caroline Wood Newhall is a Ph.D. candidate at UNC-Chapel Hill in the Department of History and the Center’s 2018-19 McColl Fellow. She will speak about her dissertation research on black prisoners of war who were captured by the Confederacy during the American Civil War. Newhall’s research on Civil War pensions and service records confirms that several thousand black soldiers survived capture and navigated wartime captivity, often as enslaved laborers. Hundreds of survivors later provided exhaustive testimony on their imprisonment…

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Music on the Porch: Rachel Baiman

April 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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As a Chicago native from a politically active family, Rachel Baiman moved to Nashville to focus on music and escape from “constant discussion of seemingly unsolvable problems.” She has since earned a reputation as an award-winning fiddler, versed in old-time, bluegrass, Scottish, and Canadian styles, as well as a notable singer/songwriter. Her 2017 album Shame was featured on NPR’s “Songs We Love” and Folk Alley praised it for “looking at reality rather than sugarcoating anything.” With her latest album, Thanksgiving,…

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May 2019

Tell About the South: Erich Nunn on Popular Music & Gentrification

May 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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“Popular Music, Gentrification, and the Future of Atlanta’s Cabbagetown" Atlanta’s Cabbagetown neighborhood grew up around the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill, which opened in 1881 and operated for nearly a century. It was home to Fiddlin’ John Carson, whose 1923 recording of “The Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane” helped inaugurate “hillbilly music” as a commercial genre. After the mill closed and the neighborhood underwent a dramatic decline in the 1980s and 90s, its cheap rents and plentiful drugs…

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SOHP presents The Sonic South: In Sickness and in Health

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

For our 2019 Sonic South listening room, In Sickness & In Health, we're featuring short audio docs from the top five finalists of our recent audio competition. Producers were asked to follow a few rules, including choosing interviews with southerners about health, illness, and medical care in their own lives, in their families, and in their communities. This competition was designed to highlight SOHP's ongoing research project Stories to Save Lives. The listening room will be free and open to…

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