February a Good Month for UNC Student, Alumna

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Jessica Henderson, a UNC senior Acting major, won the Irene Ryan Acting Competition at the regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival last week in Sacramento, Calif., and will represent UNC at the KCACT national festival April 15-21 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
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UNC Alumna

UNC alumna Neyla Pekarek and the band she joined after graduating, Neyla Pekarek, The Lumineers Band Memberthe Denver-based indie group The Lumineers, were nominated for two 2013 Grammy Awards. The group, which performed during the live TV broadcast of the awards on Feb. 10, received nominations in the Best New Artist and Best American Album categories.

The Lumineers are touring in front of sell-out crowds and have enjoyed multiple television appearances over the past two months including a recent performance on Saturday Night Live.

Pekarek earend her bachelor’s degree in Music Education in 2010. Read more about Pekarek in the Greeley Tribune»

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