Author Archives: Kim Spurr
Ayana King stands at the front of the stage holding a shiny metal bucket in each arm as the voice of the late singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone — the “High Priestess of Soul” — croons from a … Continued
The maker movement is in full force at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Carolina’s Be a Maker Network is connecting students, faculty and staff to design and create physical objects in makerspaces equipped with tools for woodworking, … Continued
A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that a significant decrease in automobile travel from 2003-2014 correlated with a decrease in the number of crash deaths, with the largest reduction among young men. The study also discovered that at the same time, there was no increase in how active Americans were.
Jim Ketch is a music professor in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences and a passionate jazz musician. This is the 40th year of Ketch’s leadership of the Carolina Jazz Festival. We talked to him about the origins of his talent, his love of the trumpet and his most memorable performances. The 2017 Jazz Festival starts on Feb. 15.