Published: Mar 13, 2012 07:02 PM
Modified: Mar 13, 2012 08:17 PM
, the first jazz composer to win the Pulitzer Prize in music, leads the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
in a concert at Memorial Hall on the UNC campus Thursday night. Prior to the show, Jim Ketch, director of jazz studies at UNC, will give a talk (location TBA) about listening to a jazz orchestras various components in general, and about the Jazz at Lincon Center Orchestra in particular. 919-843-3333, carolinaperformingarts.org.
The story goes that an unnamed British band playing its first gig in 1996 put a sign outside the club reading Gomez in here, to direct a friend by that name to the right venue. Everybody else assumed that was the name of the band. They figured, OK, so be it. Now Gomez
is an acclaimed platinum-selling indie rock outfit (theyre among Paste magazines 50 all-time greatest British acts). Theyll play the Cats Cradle in Carrboro Thursday night. 967-9053, catscradle.com.
The Ackland Art Museum on the UNC campus closes out its The Spectacular of Vernacular exhibit Sunday with a panel discussion at 2 p.m. in the Hanes Art Center auditorium and a special Music in the Galleries Series concert, Fracking Music!: Part 2
from 1 to 5 p.m. in the museum. Musical artist MGL will debut the second part of his new composition, which uses sounds recorded in the galleries during the run of The Spectacular of Vernacular. ackland.org
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