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Tania Elizabeth, Paul Defiglia, Scott Avett and Seth #Avett perform with Joe Kwon in his church Tuesday night on UNC Chapel Hill’s campus to benefit Musical Empowerment.  (at University United Methodist Church)

Tania Elizabeth, Paul Defiglia, Scott Avett and Seth #Avett perform with Joe Kwon in his church Tuesday night on UNC Chapel Hill’s campus to benefit Musical Empowerment. (at University United Methodist Church)

Amazing grace how sweet the sound  (at University United Methodist Church)

Amazing grace how sweet the sound (at University United Methodist Church)

"Obviously, the meaning of life is to sell more IBM services, and thereby pave the way for our machine overlords to fulfill their destiny and claim the Earth as their own.

That, or it’s 42.”

(via Ad of the Day: IBM Ran 62 Different Spots on the Masters. So, How Did That Go? | Adweek)

Vera Wang on why she is introducing her 2015 spring bridal line as a live video show rather than a runway show: “The opportunity to create a visual and expressive experience of the clothes, as interpreted by my fashion vision, is a whole new way for me to communicate with not only brides, but women everywhere. In this instance, bridal becomes the artistic vehicle to advance my love of fashion in general. I hope you will enjoy this new experience.”

Vera Wang Spring 2015 Bridal Collection 

Avett setlist

Last night’s set-list. Not totally complete but this is what I remember. I want to gather up the songs from Mipso’s excellent performance also but that will wait for another day…

Musical empowerment 2nd Annual benefit concert at University United Methodist Church in downtown Chapel Hill NC. (Program back page)
We sat fourth row, right side of sanctuary. 

My photos of the performance are on Flickr

  1. Joe Kwon, Tania and Paul: Wednesday night waltz
    (Paul and Joe have been writing on it for right years according to Joe)
  2. Joe, Tania and Paul: Oliver’s chase written by Tania
  3. Paul and Joe played “dueling cellos” (this may have been a joke title)
  4. Tania’s amazing solo diddy (maybe best of the night IMHO)
  5. Paul leads on singing “Little Sadie” with all five playing on stage
  6. Seth, Scott sing, Joe, Paul, Tania play: I never knew you from The Carpenter
    (Scott tells Arthur Smith dueling banjos memorial story)
  7. Seth sings, Scott, Paul, Joe, Tania play: Greenville song aka The Lowering
  8. All: “How long can a man endure?” aka I’ve Endured
  9. Scott sing, All play: Head full of doubt / Road full of promise
    (Scott replaced “me” with “you” through two verses)
  10. Seth and Scott sing Amazing grace

This is Joe Kwon’s church, he’s graduated from UNC the year after I graduated from NCSU and he is such a nice guy. So glad we were able to attend this again. Please support this fantastic cause that helps pair young local music students with UNC student teachers and instrument lending program. 

It’s always darkest before the dawn. It’s always hard to dance with a devil on your back. ♫ “Shake It Out” by Florence + The Machine | via #soundtracking app

It’s always darkest before the dawn. It’s always hard to dance with a devil on your back. ♫ “Shake It Out” by Florence + The Machine | via #soundtracking app