The ArtsCenter Photoblog

September 23, 2009

Interesting Link Wednesday


Wednesdays are pretty slow days at the ArtsCenter, so I’m going to start linking to the outside world of photography.

This week’s link is a slideshow. Last semester in my photojournalism class, we used to look at MSNBC.com’s Photos of the Week in almost every class. I saw this slideshow covering the last decade in 59 images yesterday, and it hit me pretty hard.  I think it shows the huge scope of photojournalism, from the cutesy pictures of animals and kids (and nuns!) to images of war zones and natural disasters. It’s intense.

Some of the images are really graphic (MSNBC tells you which ones), so be warned.

Tomorrow: Lyndsay covers the Great Big Gone outdoor concert.

–Lisa

August 27, 2009

John Howie Jr.


I didn’t think I was going to make it, but I did get some shots of the John Howie Jr. show today. Here are some pictures of the show and showgoers:

John Howie Jr. and Billie Feather joke around between songs during their performance Thursday.

John Howie Jr. and Billie Feather joke around between songs during their performance Thursday.

Concert-goers relax between sets.

Concert-goers relax between sets.

Audience members dance to Howie's music.

Audience members dance to Howie's music.

Audience members tap their toes to the beat of Howie's songs.

Audience members tap their toes to the beat of Howie's songs.

John Howie Jr. sings during his concert with Billie Feather and Nathan Golub.

John Howie Jr. sings during his concert with Billie Feather and Nathan Golub.

August 25, 2009

Preview: John Howie Jr.


John Howie Jr., formerly of the Two Dollar Pistols, will perform in the ArtsCenter's parking lot Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

John Howie Jr., formerly of the Two Dollar Pistols, will perform in the ArtsCenter's parking lot Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

John Howie Jr. will perform his “good old fashioned country-rock and honky-tonk for the 21st century” Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in the ArtsCenter parking lot. It’s the second-to-last show in the 300 East Main Summer Concert Series on the asphalt, which ends with Great Big Gone next month.

Judging by what I’ve found online, you should wear your cowboy hats and spurs to this show. Howie sang and wrote songs for the (defunct) Chapel Hill-based Two Dollar Pistols and played the Grand Ole Opry. He usually performs with his band the Rosewood Bluff, which includes musicians from Patty Hurst Shifter, Fontana, and the New Town Drunks.

And now I will overload you with even more links:

*Click here to visit John Howie Jr. and the Rosewood Bluff’s Myspace page and listen to their music.
*Click here to see what the News & Observer has to say about them.
*Click here to read an interesting interview with Howie from Helium.
*Click here to read an (out of date) article from the Independent Weekly about Howie and the Two Dollar Pistols.

Thursday, 4:30, 300 E Main Street parking lot!

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