On their ReverbNation page, The Chit Nasty Band says of its sound, “Plain and simple, this band makes people happy.”
When singer Ricardo Diquez talks about the salsa style of music, he speaks about a fusion of different rhythms that makes listeners want to move and dance. There also is another element – the communication among the musicians.
The Durham Arts Council’s 40th Annual CenterFest Arts Festival will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A Saturday evening after-party will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Herald-Sun Stage and Beer Garden.
A confluence of events has led to the Durham County Library’s choice of John Lewis’ graphic memoir “March: Book One” as this year’s selection for Durham Reads Together.
Tammy Baggett, director of the library, heard Lewis speak about the book at a 2013 American Library Association convention. When she returned from that event, she approached Joanne Abel, the library’s humanities and adult programming coordinator. Abel recalled that Baggett told her, “Joanne, this is the perfect book for Durham Reads Together,” and from that moment the library began working to get Lewis to attend this year’s events.
District Attorney Jim Woodall expects to decide by November if he'll seek the death penalty against two men accused of murdering a UNC professor.
Details into the death of a Durham volunteer pastor have come to light after the release of a State Bureau of Investigation search warrant.
Armed with bats and sledgehammers, UNC-Chapel Hill students took aim at weigh scales on Wednesday to raise awareness about eating disorders and to send a positive message about body image.
The Central Park School for Children once again outpaced all Durham charter schools on state standardized testing for the 2013-14 school year.
Central Park scored a 68.5 percent college and career proficiency rating and a grade-level proficiency rating of 75.8 percent. College and career readiness standards indicate the percentage of students who scored at levels 4 and 5 on end-of-grade and end-of-course tests, while grade-level proficiency incorporates those who scored at levels 3-5.
The Durham Police Department has made 41 arrests in a special operation targeting drug sales, prostitution and other illegal activity along highways.
Duke University reported in its annual security report that nine robberies occurred on or near campus last year, reflecting an increase from the prior year.
JONATHAN JONES, KYLER BROWN GET MORE LOOKS AS INJURIES HIT
When Duke’s remarkable 10-4 football season ended last New Year’s Eve, Kyler Brown still had plenty to look forward to in the sport.
He would have one more season to play alongside his brother, all-ACC linebacker Kelby Brown, this season and spend time together in their position meetings since both played linebacker.
The team’s needs put part of that away and an unfortunate injury wiped out the other.
Now, with Duke unbeaten as it prepares to play Tulane on Saturday (12:30 p.m., Fox Sports Carolinas), Kyler Brown finds himself in a new position that suddenly carries more importance to the team.
At his coaches’ suggestion, Kyler Brown shifted from linebacker to defensive end last spring and he entered this season as a key reserve along a revamped defensive front.
Kelby Brown’s knee injury, suffered during an August scrimmage, ended his season and perhaps his Duke career since he’s already a redshirt senior. That ended Kyler’s dreams of playing one final season of football with his big brother.
Another injury, this one a leg injury suffered by starting defensive end Dezmond Johnson during Saturday’s 41-3 win over Kansas, has opened the door for Kyler Brown to being a larger factor for Duke.
While Jonathan Jones will move into Johnson’s starting position for the Tulane game, Kyler Brown gives Duke an experienced, knowledgeable reserve with a proven ability to impact the game to the Blue Devils benefit.
True freshman Jared Cohen will start at right guard in place of injured junior Landon Turner when UNC (2-0) visits East Carolina (2-1) on Saturday (3:32 p.m., ESPNU).
In 2012, Henry Frazier III was choosing between quarterbacks Jordan Reid and Matt Goggans. Now NCCU coach Jerry Mack is deciding among Malcolm Bell and Quinn Billerman.
The Carolina Panthers announced late this afternoon that they’ve placed Greg Hardy on the exempt-commissioner’s permission list, meaning the Pro Bowl defensive end has been removed from the team’s active roster until his domestic violence case is resolved.
UNC's players haven't forgotten how ECU came into Kenan Stadium last year and gained 603 yards in a 55-31 win.
The Spartans donated $200 to an injured Georgia Tech recruit.
For the past few months, we’ve seen dispiriting scenes across the country as the arrival of unattended immigrant children sparked anger and xenophobia.
Approximately one out of seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point, and it is the second most common cause of cancer death among men.
Yet, most who have prostate cancer will not die from it because it usually grows slowly and does not cause problems. It is often observed that more men die “with” prostate cancer than die “from” it. However, because prostate cancer is common, and can be dangerous, some basic information is important.
As part of its initiative to invest $1 billion in the U.S. over three years, Bayer CropScience broke ground for a new greenhouse in Durham Monday.
Bull City Street Food, a food truck specializing in international cuisine, has opened.
Move Loot, an online market for secondhand home goods, has expanded service to Durham.
Sixty years is a long time to keep a volunteer organization going, but the Durham Art Guild has prospered; the artist members ply their trade as professionals and the exhibitions provide a platform rarely found in any community, much less one the size of Durham. This year the show of 89 objects by 67 artists is exceptional; there was more work submitted than last year and the gallery looks better than it ever has. Katie Seiz, executive director of the guild and the person responsible for day-to-day operations, deserves a huge round of applause.
N.C. State University professors Stephanie B. Jeffries and Thomas R. Wentworth invite readers to “learn how to see through an ecological lens” in their guide “Exploring Southern Appalachian Forests: An Ecological Guide to 30 Great Hikes in the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia” (UNC Press, $22, paperback). In their introduction, they explain how they seek to give readers the same experience they give their students in their course Forest Ecosystems of the Southern Appalachians. In that field course, they ask students “to interpret a forested landscape.”
The national tour of “Dirty Dancing – the Classic Story on Stage” not only takes audiences back to the 1963 story setting, but the 1987 film. It is on stage at the Durham Performing Arts Center through Sunday.
The movie’s soundtrack of classic and new songs was a theatrical musical waiting to happen. Well, it has happened, and while “Dirty Dancing” hasn’t made it to Broadway yet, it did gather many fans in London’s West End. There were a few technical glitches at opening night Tuesday – microphones briefly going silent and music volume being adjusted. But those are the kinds of things that happen opening night in a show that’s on tour in a new space. The audience may have cringed at the occasional mic static in the final scenes, but still rose to their feet to reward the cast with a standing ovation. And they deserved it.