The arts didn’t just enter my life; the arts saved my life. We have to have a next generation of kids who understand respect and can create beauty. And I think that’s what’s missing right now. That’s where kindness is planted.
This year’s headliners include the legendary Mavis Staples, GRAMMY award-winning reggae star Kabaka Pyramid, widely-followed Donna the Buffalo, and genre-defying Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country. The four-day festival is packed with musical talent to light up multiple stages.
There’s always an element of whimsy in my work. There’s always a little bit of a fairytale whimsy to it, and it just comes out, and there it is. It’s almost unintentional. It’s just there.
A highlight of this year’s Hoppin’ John will be performances by esteemed guest artists, Phil Wiggins and Hubby Jenkins.
Well, my Grandpa passed away in 2017, and that was when I wrote my first song. I kinda uncovered my outlet for emotions and also my gift from God of music, writing, and playing. Didn’t know I really had it ‘til that time.
“So many people immediately dismiss opera when they’ve never actually seen one,” says Rachel Stenbuck, performer and educator with the North Carolina Opera. “I’ve found with my students through the years of teaching, that it very much depended on how it was presented.”
Photographer Lea Ciceraro, with her cascade of curly hair and her meaning-full tattoos, nestles onto a plush couch. Lea delves into her life, artistic process, and love for encaustic photography.
Chatham County stands out among the crowd by choosing to make the transformative power of Black art and culture the centerpiece for celebrations. This year’s festival promises to be a dazzling showcase of talent, resilience, and Black excellence.
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