UNCG Magazine
Martha Bassett '96 MM

The show must go on

Soon after graduating from UNCG’s School of Music, Martha Bassett ’96 MM made a name for herself with her first band, Martha and the Moodswingers. Nine albums later, the jazz singer realized she was...

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BB Bowness

BB makes a banjo ring

She received the Steve Martin Banjo Prize last fall. Her band, Mile Twelve, was named New Artist of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association. BB Bowness learned banjo in her native...

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Sheena Rose

Museum mural

A major new artwork by Sheena Rose ’16 MFA will grace the Weatherspoon Art Museum atrium this spring and summer. Her vibrant and energetic work is at once anchored in her Caribbean heritage and...

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A WAM welcome

The Weatherspoon Art Museum always has something new: new exhibitions, programs, and opportunities for teaching and learning. This fall, a new director joins the Greensboro art community. Juliette...

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Art as action, with Phillip Marsh

“One love.” It’s a radical lyric. Phillip Marsh grew up as hip-hop music was emerging in popular culture. But the music and Rastafarian philosophy of Bob Marley was his guiding beacon. Phillip’s...

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Paint it loud, with Essence Foster

Near the Lewis St. corner, Essence Foster has completed her work, an image of a woman created with charcoal, spray paint, and a collage of magazine clippings. Through a mask, Essence speaks with the...

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SNL adds UNCG alumna Lauren Holt to cast

Lauren Holt ’13 graduated from UNC Greensboro with a degree in studio art, but according to her former professors, she was always a comedian. “She brought a totally different mood to every class...

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Turn up the front burner

UNCG alumna and guest curator Ashlynn Browning ’02 MFA assembled a stellar lineup of artists for the “Front Burner: Highlights in Contemporary North Carolina Painting” exhibition at the North Carolina...

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High Notes

Omar Ibn Said, an enslaved Muslim scholar in mid-nineteenth century Fayetteville, was a topic of alumna Rhiannon Giddens’ discussion on campus last autumn. She has composed an opera on him, which was...

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Cool jazz legend

Jazz icon, band leader, and composer Dave Brubeck was born 100 years ago.  This fall, the biggest Brubeck centennial celebration in the world will be hosted at UNCG, with an opening concert by...

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London Calling: Dominick Amendum

What do you do when you come off the high of having worked on the first national tour of the smash Broadway hit production of “Wicked?” Well, you begin work on a high-profile, international stage production...

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‘To the Hoop’ at Weatherspoon

Among the Weatherspoon Art Museum’s extensive lineup of exhibitions and events this year, the “To the Hoop: Basketball and Contemporary Art” exhibition looks to be a slam dunk. Coinciding with the NCAA...

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