Tag: My Friday Five
1. Mat Franco in Durham
Four years ago, I became a fan of a magician on America’s Got Talent named Mat Franco. Each and every one of his performances on the show mesmerized me and showed me magic like I’ve never seen before
1. Way to Go, Dr. Bush!
A former professor and advisor of mine from N.C. State, Dr. Kim Bush, was featured on the N.C. State College of Natural Resources Instagram page this week.
1. Roy Williams Court
The University of North Carolina announced Thursday that the court inside the Dean E. Smith Center will officially be named Roy Williams Court. The honor for the hall of fame coach of the Tar Heels was inevitable but well deserved.
My Friday Five: On Hamilton Hitting The Big Screen, Arts Fund for Puerto Rico, & Tuft & Needle Coming to Raleigh
1. Hamilton on the Big Screen?
Could the smash Broadway musical, Hamilton, be coming to a big screen near you? According to Dave McNary of Variety, there has been a bidding war between to produce and release a large format, live performance feature of the show. McNary cited unnamed sources as telling The Wall Street Journal that the bidding reached a price of $50 million and the sellers are aiming for the recording to play in theaters and stream in 2020 or 2021. McNary also said that he recording took place in 2016, shortly before Lin-Manuel Miranda left the cast.
2020 or 2021? Well, I guess we’re just gonna have to “Wait for It.” 😜
1. Musings on Being a True Friend
I wanted to kick things off on this Friday with something that has been on my mind a lot as of late. A reminder, if you will, to not only be kind to your friends but be a true friend as well. If you’re a real one, don’t just come around when you need something and act like everything is all hunky-dory. Ask the person how he or she is doing. If you haven’t talked in a while, see what’s new in the person’s life. Offer to meet with them for lunch or offer to hang out. It really goes a long way.