Just weeks after the death of Karin, word has reached us of the death of George Stephens, to whom the State of North Carolina owes much, for his advocacy for the arts and specifically for the development of performing arts facilities in the Triangle. It was his two performing arts center task forces that paved the way to what was originally known as the BTI Center, the amalgam of Memorial Auditorium with the saddlebag theatres of Meymandi Concert Hall and Fletcher Opera Theater and with the addition of the black box room known as Kennedy Theatre. Due to COVID, there will be no in-person memorials. Appropriate recognition of lives well lived will surely follow in due course. Our sympathies go out to the family. RIP, Dear Friends!