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Daniel Wallace And Django Haskins: Unexpected Night Of Storytelling And Song

Fables in Story and Song was part of the Under the Atrium series at the Friday Center.
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Daniel Wallace is a storyteller extraordinaire. He's the author of five novels including Big Fish, which was made into a movie by Tim Burton. Django Haskins knows song like its nobody's business. The Durham-based musician has recorded nine albums.

These two creative powerhouses joined forces recently for Fables in Story and Song. The men traded song and story live in front of a capacity crowd at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill.

The evening was a lot of fun. First Wallace told stories accompanied by Haskins. Then Haskins sang songs from his repertoire that tell a complete story.

Have a few minutes? Settle in and listen to a sample from the evening: a story, a song, and the one story/song that brought the two men together.

Django Haskins sings the Song Hard Times. The song is a new one, and will be on one of his upcoming albums.

Django Haskins wrote a song based on a scene in Daniel Wallace's novel-turned-movie Big Fish.

Carol Jackson has been with WUNC since 2006. As Digital News Editor, she writes stories for, and helps reporters and hosts make digital versions of their radio stories. She is also responsible for sharing stories on social media. Previously, Carol spent eight years with WUNC's nationally syndicated show The Story with Dick Gordon, serving as Managing Editor and Interim Senior Producer.
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