It's usually not polite to talk about a woman's age. But for Willem de Kooning's pivotal work Woman, turning 60 is cause for a celebration.
Alright, dancers, are you ready? Jenny Braswell, who graduated from UNCG in May, asks seven 3- and 4-year-olds in a studio in the Greensboro Cultural Arts Center. The little girls in blue, white, purple, pink and black leotards shift their weight from one foot to the other. Parents, some more attentive than their children, sit quietly on folding chairs arranged along one wall. The lesson begins.
Iconic bandmaster John Philip Sousa performed to a full Aycock Auditorium in November 1930, thrilling the crowd with his rousing marches and generous encores. Generations later, Sousa's music still fills the historic space, thanks to UNCG Director of Bands Dr. John Locke and the UNCG Wind Ensemble.
Fred Chappell, former N.C. Poet Laureate and professor emeritus of English, still manages to innovate, as evidenced by his latest poetry collection, Shadow Box.