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A last-minute addition to Carrboro's town meeting agenda Tuesday night spoke volumes to Hispanic residents, a local advocate said. The board unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the separation of children from their families when they illegally cross the southern U.S. border.
The American Dance Festival kicks off week #3 with a one-night only performance of the electric OCD Love by L-E-V Sharon Eval and Gai Behar on July 3. Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre returns with the ADF-commissioned, Make Believe, a work that explores the themes of love, romance, and religious spectacle on July 6 and July 7. French-born and now NC-based choreographer Murielle Elizon makes her ADF debut with her emotional solo Brown on July 8 and July 9. Since 2006, collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar have been a significant voice in the artistic community, creating a continuous stream of critically acclaimed original works for dance companies around the world.
OdysseyStage Theatre teams up with Cary Playwrights' Forum to present a new festival of ten-minute plays this summer: NC 10 by 10. Each group is producing five of the plays, with all ten being shown at each performance. Running first at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro July 19-22, the show moves to The Cary Theater for its second weekend, July 26-28.
Late last week, the PTA Thrift Shop responded sharply to the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools PTA Council's claim that the store no longer represents local PTAs and shouldn't use "PTA" in its name. This came after the CHCCS PTA Council sent the thrift store a letter on June 4 demanding that it "immediately cease and desist the use of PTA in the name of all of its operations," due to a slowdown in funding that the council says represents a shift in the thrift store's mission.
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Police on Wednesday identified an 86-year-old Chapel Hill woman as the person killed in a wreck on N.C. 54 on Tuesday afternoon. A statement from the department said Rita Slotnick had died from injuries she sustained in the early afternoon crash at N.C. 54 and West Main Street, by the Carrboro Plaza shopping center.
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