Emily Jaeger is a Wilmington-based journalist and poet. Her work has previously appeared in Insider, The Assembly NC, Gay Parent Magazine, and JTA among others.
The dormitories at the former Palmer Memorial Institute represent the main physical connection to the site's legacy. But they have long been in disrepair.
The Nevermore Film Festival, a NC mainstay for horror films, filmmakers, and fans of all things creepy, returns in person at the Carolina Theatre in Downtown Durham, Feb 24-26.
Clogging has been a part of NC mountain culture for hundreds of years. Viral videos, such as Zeb Ross the Clogger, have reintroduced clogging into the mainstream.
“Sometimes dance can feel elitist or stuffy,” says Audrey Baran, founder of Baran Dance. “But you would never think that about North Carolina. So our dances are very real.”
Since starring in the classic opera “Porgy and Bess,” Dr. Diana Thompson-Brewer has become a mainstay in North Carolina opera. She talks to us about breaking barriers in a conservative, white-dominated art form.
“Western NC has really punched above its weight in terms of influencing American music,” says one expert. There’s no better way to explore that influence than the Blue Ridge Music Trail.
An eight-county trail in eastern NC doesn’t just revisit our dark history of segregation. It lifts up Black joy by celebrating the musicians who broke barriers and made remarkable music.
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