Chapel Hill News

Chapel Hill News

Unusual lot of Chapel Hill townies comes together for kids

Some of Chapel Hill’s Phillips Junior High alums from the 1970s and 1980s are coming together this Sunday, Dec. 11, to raise funds for low-income students who cannot afford afters-chool activities like sports, music and art. Hot local band Liquid Pleasure, which got its start at Phillips in the 1970s, will headline the fundraiser at The Strowd on 159 1/2 E. Franklin St., owned by Phillips alum Mike “Rosie” Rosenbacher.

Michelle Dorrance talks about how funk music helped change tap dance

Tap dancer Michelle Dorrance talks about influences Gregory Hines and Savion Glover, who brought a funk sensibility, and about increased opportunities for tap dancers.