News Items from UNC Greensboro

A grand piano. Shelves of CDs, hockey art, and children’s drawings. And the deep “thung” of a big double bass. Welcome to the office of Steve Haines, professor of music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at UNC Greensboro. He’s just finished mentoring a bass player and is about to start a practice session […]

Choral music lovers consider Greensboro’s First Presbyterian Church a uniquely ambient space. Good news: UNC Greensboro’s choral program this year will host more concerts there than ever before, with the annual holiday concert taking place this Sunday, Nov. 24.  The popular “Harvest Home” concert, which is free and open to the public, will celebrate the […]

If you’ve been to a Broadway show, chances are you’ve seen Joseph Forbes’ work on stage. “Beetlejuice.” “Frozen.” “The Prom.” “To Kill a Mockingbird.” The list goes on. They all feature work from Scenic Art Studios, a premier scene painting studio for Broadway that Forbes founded more than 25 years ago. The company’s backdrops, sculptures, […]

In March of this year, UNC Greensboro alumnus Deon’te Goodman experienced the night all actors dream about – his first night on the Broadway stage. “I was terrified,” he says, remembering the seconds before the curtain went up at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. No wonder. It’s only “Hamilton” – arguably the hottest show on Broadway […]

Just in time for Halloween, Bram Stoker’s classic vampire tale, “Dracula,” is hitting Triad Stage with a cast and creative crew that includes 11 UNC Greensboro alumni, faculty, and students. Preston Lane, Triad Stage co-founder and an adjunct graduate faculty member in the School of Theatre, serves as the playwright. “I think it’s a story that […]

You could say that Dr. Rebecca Adams’ research on Deadhead culture is alumnus Matthew Russ’ fault. While majoring in sociology at UNCG in 1987, he spotted the professor at a Grateful Dead concert. Afterward he convinced her to study the band’s fans as a serious line of inquiry. In 1989, Adams created one of the […]

Johannes Brahms, Leonard Cohen, and Radiohead? All of the above filled UNC Greensboro’s Tew Recital Hall this week as piano powerhouse duo Anderson & Roe (Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe) took the stage as part of UNCG’s University Concert and Lecture Series and as guests in the School of Music. “Their playing is so […]

It was standing room only Thursday night for the start of UNC Greensboro’s 2019-20 University Concert and Lecture Series (UCLS). Renowned visual artist Nick Cave kicked off the yearlong event series with a lecture to a packed house of students, faculty, staff, and community members at Elliott University Center Auditorium. Cave works through a wide […]

Happiness is not necessarily found in the pursuit of extraordinary endeavors. It is often right there under our noses, found in the ordinary moments of everyday life. That’s the key lesson explored in UNCG School of Theatre’s production of “Pippin”, which opens on Friday, Sept. 27, at the Taylor Theatre. With a score from four-time […]