The Pittsboro-based Carolina Tiger Rescue provides shelter for big cats who have been taken out of their natural habitat, or abandoned by their human owners or handlers. This weekend, the organization will present its first Friends of Wildlife Film Festival, which focuses not just on the plight of big cats, but other animals and conservation issues.
Now in its 14th year, contemporary Christian singer Andrew Peterson’s “Behold the Lamb of God” tour has become a Christmas tradition. It’s returning to Church of the Good Shepherd in Durham for a concert Saturday, and with each tour comes new musical guests. This tour will feature singer/songwriter Ellie Holcomb. Previous guests on the tour have included Alison Krauss, Derek Webb, Sandra McCracken, Buddy Miller, Sixpence None the Richer, David Wilcox, Mindy Smith and Brandon Heath.
Joseph Holston’s “Protection” introduces the viewer to his autographic style and begins his pictorial narration of the journey of African-Americans from their arrival on America’s shores through the dehumanization of slavery, their journeys of escape and, finally, their triumph of freedom. The artist depends on line, color and shape to tell his stories; his style falls within the rubric of cubist-abstraction. Faces are blank; bodies are curved and bent into shapes that show us fear, sorrow and happiness. Color is his key. For the visitors who walk around the gallery without stopping to read the labels Holston’s color moves them from the darkest, blues, purples, blacks, and magentas of anguish and violence, to the golds, yellows, pinks and pale blues of joy and jubilation.
UNC music professor and composer Stephen Anderson has had a longtime interest in the Old Testament Book of Isaiah. He was commissioned to write a choral piece based on the book. Here is some video from the first rehearsal of his composition “Isaiah,” combining choir and string orchestra. The piece will premiere Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. in Hill Hall Auditorium. The Herald-Sun | Cliff Bellamy
No. 2 Duke won all nine of its regular season games in 1941, beating Tennessee in front of 48,000 fans at what was then called Duke Stadium, now Wallace Wade Stadium. In those nine regular-season games, Duke outscored its opponents 311 to 41. As Ted Mann, Duke’s sports publicist at the time, said, “This team simply beat the hell out of everyone.”
Q. I am a very healthy woman, not overweight, with total cholesterol around 200. I have no history of heart disease in my family.
Two painters and two traditional commercial galleries; it is the way art used to be all the time. Lynn Boggess creates landscapes; Beverly McIver, people. Both slather oil paint on their canvases; the signs of their hands are everywhere. Boggess’ marks become streams, trees, and land. McIver’s become pigments of skin where certain colors show worry and others sparkles of joy.
When I was 4, my family went to a Christmas party. The adults were in the living room, and the kids were in the rumpus room. I was just getting ready to go to the restroom when a surprise visitor showed up. It was Santa Claus!
How times have changed.
In 1990, Thanksgiving made me uneasy.
Not about getting together with my family. No. That year I'd lost more than 100 pounds for the first time and in my family, Thanksgiving dinner triggered the start of a food-centric race running for the next six weeks. T-Day 1990 marked the single toughest meal I'd faced that year.