Stories tagged: "Greensboro"


North Carolina-trained opera singer Diana Thompson-Brewer, here performing "Lucia di Lammermoor" in 2019, talked to us about her rise in the state's opera scene and watching that scene become more diverse. (Photo by Camille Hayes)
A North Carolina Opera Star on Making Her Art Form More Diverse 

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.

McAdenville, North Carolina (aka Christmas Town U.S.A.) really takes this time of year seriously. (Image via Christmas Town U.S.A. on Facebook)
The Best North Carolina Neighborhoods to See Holiday Lights

North Carolinians go all out with their holiday lights. We’ve curated the best neighborhoods in the Triangle, the Triad, Wilmington, and Charlotte areas. 

Bennett College team, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1934. Ruth Glover is third from left. (Courtesy of the Greensboro Historical Museum.)
The Night the Sports World Revolved Around Two Black Women’s Basketball Teams in Greensboro

A new podcast is reviving interest in the Jim Crow era of women’s sports, including a 1934 matchup between NC’s Bennett College and the best Black women’s team in the nation. 

From days of service to drive-through rallies, poetry readings and live-streamed teach-ins, North Carolina's statewide King Day celebrations have something to offer everyone. The aim: to push beyond a day of remembrance and spark a long-term commitment to justice. (KatieKaboom from Pixabay/Canva)
Put Your Hand to the Plow: Virtual and Live MLK Day Events in NC

Our list of 2022 MLK Day events in North Carolina includes everything from service days to online teach-ins and drive-through parades.

A young child in neatly plaited hair sits on the lap of a Santa Claus character in a red suit with whit trim, a red and white hat and white gloves. Both the boy and the actor are Black.
Black Santas Spread Joy and an Important Message. Here’s Where to Find Them in NC.

Black Santas are more popular than ever among families of all races. Here's why, and where you can see some Black Santas this holiday season in North Carolina.

Six members of the Littleturtle family, who are Lumbee and Tuscarora, wear traditional regalia for a dance.
Powwows, Plant Medicine and Hip Hop: NC Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Storytelling, theater, music, and Indigenous food, C&P's guide to celebrating North Carolina's native population properly.

Grey[haired person in sunglasses and denim jacket stands before a quilt display holding up two mugs in welcome.
Whatever Your Interests, Find Your Fit at One of These 45 North Carolina Fall Festivals

Our list of 45 North Carolina fall festivals is packed with fun for leaf lovers, beer enthusiasts, oyster shuckers, apple pickers and more.