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the Ruth Pauley Lecture series presents
Bob Phillips has served as Executive Director of Common Cause North Carolina since 2001. His work includes lobbying the legislature and building statewide grassroots campaigns for good-government reforms. He is a North Carolina native, a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and worked as a broadcast journalist in Raleigh and press secretary for former Lt. Gov. Dennis Wicker before joining Common Cause.
Director of N.C. Common Cause
3:00 & 7:00 PM
The Troubadour Series
Hank, Pattie & The Current
Bluegrass ambassadors Hank Smith and Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw join forces once again with their original and energetic new soulgrass band, Hank, Pattie & The Current. Hank and Pattie take traditional bluegrass and infuse it with their own flair, drawing from a melting pot of styles including Latin and Jazz, which adds up to an authentic and unique reflection of American music.
Hank and Pattie are backed by an all-star band comprised of North Carolina musicians Stevie Martinez on Bass and Billie Feather on guitar and accompanied by their String Symphony Section.
Opening this show will be Aaron Burdett! Aaron is an acclaimed Americana/Bluegrass singer-songwriter and performer from Western North Carolina, and is listed as one of the most important western NC musicians by WNC Magazine. He's won awards in multiple songwriting competitions hosted by the likes of Merlefest, Mountain Stage, the NC Songwriter’s Co-op, and Our State Magazine. His last four albums have been voted top 20 Albums of the Year by WNCW radio listeners.
SCC AND CAROLINA PUBLIC HUMANITIES PRESENT
The Perils of Preserving Historical Memory
The scholars from diverse academic disciplines join Carolina Public Humanities and Sandhills Community College online. The October 29 virtual event provides an incisive three-scholar streaming analysis of public memory:
• how history is preserved,
• who shapes those memories,
• and what forces alter it.
1:00-1:45: Hallowed Ground: How Imperfect People Approach Whatever They Deem Holy with Glenda Pope, Professor of Religion and Humanities, Sandhills Community College
2:00 – 2:45: Remembering to Forget: Monuments, Authority and Traumatic Memory in the Ancient World with Jennifer Gates-Foster, Associate Professor of Classics and Archaeology, UNC-Chapel Hill
3:00 – 3:45: Destroying the Past: the Economics of Cultural Heritage with Tine Rassalle, Teaching Fellow, Department of Religious Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
Join in for these three lectures followed by a lively panel discussion at 4 pm as this trio of scholars explain how religion, politics, and artifacts shape public memory. Tune in for one or all three lectures
Call 910-695-3980 and register for course #2003064. $10 registration fee. An access code for this virtual event will be emailed to you after you have registered.
McNEILL-WOODWARD GREEN & OWENS
LEARN MORE AT LUCASMEACHEM.COM
Grammy® Award-winning baritone Lucas Meachem is one of the most accomplished, in-demand singers of the moment, captivating audiences around the world with his “earnest appealing baritone” (The New York Times) and “commanding presence” San Francisco Chronicle.
Originally from Moore County, the homegrown star will share his talents for one night only at BPAC's Owens Auditorium on July 18th. Accompanied by his wife, Irina Meachem on piano, the duo will perform a one-of-a-kind show featuring songs from Lucas's new album, theatrical favorites, and of course finishing with the powerful baritone opera classics that has made him one of the best in the business.
“A rock star of opera” (Opera Pulse), Meachem’s 2019-20 season includes a house debut at Teatro Regio di Torino, four role debuts, and performances with Opéra national de Paris, Dallas Opera, Prague Philharmonia, San Francisco Opera, and Chicago Lyric Opera.
An Evening with Livingston Taylor
Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of 13, which began a 50-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting, and teaching. Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, Livingston is the fourth child in a very musical family that includes Alex, James, Kate, and Hugh. Livingston recorded his first record at the age of 18 and has continued to create well crafted, introspective, and original songs that have earned him listeners worldwide.
Livingston has never stopped performing, sharing the stage with artists such as Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, Jimmy Buffett, and Jethro Tull. He maintains a busy concert schedule, touring internationally.
David Feherty - Live Off Tour
"David Feherty’s one man show: uncensored, unhinged, and worth the price of admission. It really was stupendous!” - Golf Digest
David Feherty is a former professional golfer on the European Tour and PGA Tour. He now works as a writer and broadcaster with NBC Sports and Golf Channel. In 2014, David was nominated for a 2014 Emmy Award–“Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host.”
In 2014, David decided to take his act on the road and travel across North America for his new live show Feherty–Live Off Tour. His cutting edge style is full of great stories from behind the scenes, a show you don’t want to miss!