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One of Shakespeare’s most familiar plays, “The Tempest,” will soon hit the UNCG stage, in unfamiliar ways.  In this production of Shakespeare’s well-known romantic comedy, the powerful sorcerer Prospero is now female, Prospera, and the story is set 12 years after World War II.  After years stranded on a deserted island with her daughter, Prospera […]

Months of preparation. Hundreds of performers, musicians, managers, directors, designers, and production staff. And in the middle of it all, UNC Greensboro’s very own Dominick Amendum. This week, the long-awaited DreamWorks production of “The Prince of Egypt” hits the stage at the Dominion Theatre in London’s West End. Based on the acclaimed animated film, the […]

It’s college hoops season all across America.  January and February’s tough conference match-ups will soon make way for tournament season and March Madness.  In North Carolina, basketball is king. So much so that UNC Greensboro’s Weatherspoon Art Museum is opening a new, original exhibition exploring all things basketball.  “To the Hoop: Basketball and Contemporary Art” opens Friday, […]

Art is a mirror for culture and history – and art is profoundly inspiring when it reflects our collective history’s most difficult moments. Through Feb. 23, UNC Greensboro’s Weatherspoon Art Museum hosts “Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar,” an exhibition that speaks boldly about identity and the African American experience, including the history of […]

If you’ve seen one photo of Emmylou Harris during her UNC Greensboro days, this is the one. It’s from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” the first and only Shakespeare production for the aspiring actress from Birmingham, Alabama. She was a freshman attending UNCG on a drama scholarship. The actress on the right was Sandra Hopper, now Dr. […]

“All of it.” That was the curator’s answer when Sharif Bey MFA ’00 asked which of his works the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum wanted to show. The UNC Greensboro alumnus is one of four emerging artists chosen to be featured in the Renwick’s “Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018” exhibition, on display […]