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PlayMakers: Stephen Sondheim’s ASSASSINS

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Location: Paul Green Theatre

Cost: $15-$55

Contact: PlayMakers Repertory Company

Description: A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force. Assassins combines Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation’s culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America’s four successful and five would-be presidential assassins.

Tai Chi in the Galleries

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Cost: Free for Ackland Members; $5 per session for all others (payments should be made at the door by cash or check).

Contact: Allison Portnow

Description: Join us for Tai Chi in the Galleries inspired by the renowned Asian art collections at the Ackland. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese movement practice known to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical balance and well-being. This class uses gentle Sun-style tai chi routines that are safe, easy to learn, and suitable for all […]

Bullitt History of Medicine Club Lecture: Medicine’s Michelangelo: The Life and Art of Frank H. Netter, M.D.

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Location: Health Sciences Library

Contact: Anne Dudley

Description: The Bullitt History of Medicine Club is going to have a busy April! Please join us for an additional April session in this year’s series of Bullitt Club Lectures Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 12:00 Noon, UNC Health Sciences Library, Room 527 Medicine’s Michelangelo: The Life and Art of Frank H. Netter, M.D. Francine Mary Netter […]

Senior Night – Class of 2014

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Cost: Free

Contact: Allison Portnow

Description: Members of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Class of 2014 (age 21 and older) are invited to join the Student Friends of the Ackland Art Museum and the Senior Marshals for Senior Night at the Ackland. Enjoy food from local food trucks Will & Pop’s and Captain Poncho’s Tacos, drinks, great music, and impressive artwork as you mingle with […]

Intermediate Digital Photography

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Location: Chapel Hill

Cost: $60

Contact: Jill Conrad

Description: This course is perfect for anyone who has taken an introductory digital photography course or who already has a basic understanding of aperture, shutter, and ISO settings. The course materials have been significantly upgraded, covering more topics than ever—in more depth than ever. This course will move you into advanced amateur status. You will learn when to use aperture priority, shutter priority, or manual modes; in-camera metering; how to set custom functions and interpret histograms; how to “drag” the shutter, clean sensors, and perform custom white balances. We will consider the legal rights of photographers, how to use exposure bracketing, external flash techniques, and the basics of camera raw imagery and composition. Comprised of lectures and Q&A sessions, this is mainly a hands-on class, so bring your DSLR or advanced “point and shoot,” its manual and flash, extra fresh batteries, and several memory cards to every class. An additional materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor for a CD with valuable advanced photography software that will enhance image taking after the class.

Advanced Digital Photography

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Location: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Cost: $60

Contact: Jill Conrad

Description: Did you know that 95 percent of your digital images are not properly exposed, no matter how expensive your camera and lenses? That’s because digital cameras have a fundamental flaw that prevents them from properly exposing for highlights—a must in digital photography. To take images that really “POP!” you need to consistently achieve proper exposure in any lighting. You will learn a simplified version of Ansel Adams’ Zone system specifically designed for digital photography. In a non-technical, easy to comprehend manner, you will also learn how digital cameras work. By combining this knowledge with proven Zone techniques, you will be able to break the tyrannical bonds of “neutral gray” and truly master digital photography. By pre-visualizing your image before pressing the shutter you will also be able to produce properly exposed or artistic images that you thought were beyond your ability. You will no longer be bound by your camera’s metering limitations and your finished images will be a truer representation of the scene and your vision, not just a result of some internal camera settings. Your images will take on a whole new look, with fuller contrast ranges and more vibrant colors and tones. You will also learn composition techniques, basic group posing and more. This is a hands-on course, so bring your DSLR camera or advanced point and shoot with Manual mode, its manual, lenses, fresh spare batteries and extra blank memory cards. Q&A sessions augment the lecture and in-class assignments. An additional materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor for a CD with valuable advanced photography software that will enhance image taking after the class.

Ackland Film Forum: “Nashville” (1975, dir. Robert Altman)

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Location: Varsity Theatre

Cost: Students free with valid university or high school ID, $4 for all others. Tickets are available at the Varsity Theatre Box Office.

Contact: Allison Portnow

Description: This film is part of the Ackland Film Forum’s “American Comedy, American Democracy” series, devoted to the ways that Hollywood films have depicted the problems and possibilities of democracy. Co-presented with the UNC Global Cinema Studies Program. Over five days leading up to a political rally for Replacement Party candidate Hal Phillip Walker, the lives […]

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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Location: Memorial Hall

Contact: Carolina Performing Arts

Description: The Alvin Ailey legacy continues with the extraordinary artistry of the company’s beautiful dancers, whose splendid technique and remarkable style, signature characteristics of the Ailey tradition, continue to dazzle audiences around the globe.

Write Your Life: The Sequel

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Location: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Cost: $60

Contact: Jill Conrad

Description: This course is for people who have taken a previous session of Write Your Life, or who have taken at least one writing class, and wish to develop their memoir, novel, or stories for publication. Focus will be on technique and development of whatever it is you are working on. You do not need to have a finished manuscript, but you need to have an idea of what it is you want to write about, and at least ten pages of a draft. This class will be interactive and supportive, stimulating and fun.

PlayMakers: Hold These Truths

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Location: Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre

Cost: $15-$40

Contact: PlayMakers Repertory Company

Description: PlayMakers PRC2 Series presents the regional premiere of a new play by Jeanne Sakata. During World War II, University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi fought the US government’s orders to forcibly incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast, struggling to reconcile his country’s betrayal with his passionate belief in the Constitution. Based […]

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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Location: Memorial Hall

Contact: Carolina Performing Arts

Description: The Alvin Ailey legacy continues with the extraordinary artistry of the company’s beautiful dancers, whose splendid technique and remarkable style, signature characteristics of the Ailey tradition, continue to dazzle audiences around the globe.

Opening Reception for “Parts of the Sum: MFA 2014″

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Cost: Free

Contact: Allison Portnow

Description: Please join us for the opening reception for Parts of the Sum: MFA 2014, an exhibition examining dynamics between individual items and the notion of a “whole” by exhibiting works that divide, reduce, combine, or collide material elements. Rather than neatly coming together like a puzzle that forms one definite image, the works on view highlight the […]

PlayMakers: Hold These Truths

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Location: Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre

Cost: $15-$40

Contact: PlayMakers Repertory Company

Description: PlayMakers PRC2 Series presents the regional premiere of a new play by Jeanne Sakata. During World War II, University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi fought the US government’s orders to forcibly incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast, struggling to reconcile his country’s betrayal with his passionate belief in the Constitution. Based […]

PlayMakers: Hold These Truths

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Location: Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre

Cost: $15-$40

Contact: PlayMakers Repertory Company

Description: PlayMakers PRC2 Series presents the regional premiere of a new play by Jeanne Sakata. During World War II, University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi fought the US government’s orders to forcibly incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast, struggling to reconcile his country’s betrayal with his passionate belief in the Constitution. Based […]

PlayMakers: Hold These Truths

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Location: Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre

Cost: $15-$40

Contact: PlayMakers Repertory Company

Description: PlayMakers PRC2 Series presents the regional premiere of a new play by Jeanne Sakata. During World War II, University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi fought the US government’s orders to forcibly incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast, struggling to reconcile his country’s betrayal with his passionate belief in the Constitution. Based […]