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Feb. 26, 2015 @ 04:03 PM

SOUNDS OF AMERICA: Burt Bacharach at Carolina Theatre

Composer Burt Bacharach’s catalogue of melodies is now part of the American songbook even if listeners cannot readily name the composer : “Baby, It’s You,” “Walk on By,” “I Say a Little Prayer for You,” “That’s What Friends Are For." He will be in concert Wednesday, March 4 at the Carolina Theatre.

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 03:56 PM

A PLAY FOR ALL TIMES: PlayMakers to present ‘An Enemy of the People’

In “An Enemy of the People,” Dr. Stockmann, a respected member of his community, comes across information that the water in a project considered crucial to the town’s livelihood is contaminated. Stockmann’s intent to publish that information in the local newspaper runs against the wishes of his brother Peter, also the town’s mayor, who argues against disclosure because of possible harm to the town’s economy.


Feb. 26, 2015 @ 04:32 PM

‘The Passion of Flamenco’ comes to Motorco

“The Passion of Flamenco” features three performances by Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana at Motorco Music Hall Friday through Sunday, Feb. 27-March 1, and a free, public symposium and flamenco dance class on Saturday, Feb. 28 on Duke University’s East Campus.


Feb. 25, 2015 @ 03:22 PM

AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR: 18 Ugandan girls and boys to perform in Durham

The African Children’s Choir will perform a concert next week at King’s Park International Church in Durham. An offering will be taken to support the work of the choir program of international organization Music for Life.


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Feb. 21, 2015 @ 02:40 PM

Visions of photographer, sculptor, painter S.A. Johnson

Sarah Anne Johnson (b. 1976) uses a variety of art techniques such as painting, sculpture and digital enhancement to enlarge the meanings of her photographs. What she does can best be explained through one of her pictures from the Arctic.


Feb. 14, 2015 @ 03:27 PM

Blue Greenberg: Photos capture human spirit under harsh conditions

A pair of spectacular photographic exhibitions on Iraq by Lynsey Addario and James Longley are now on view in Durham. Both Addario and Longley are recipients of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.


Feb. 07, 2015 @ 04:50 PM

Blue Greenberg: Collecting for love, not speculation

Making art is a three-way partnership: the artist, the work of art, and the viewer. Think about it. Until that object has been seen by someone other than the artist, it is not complete. The collector, of course, is that spectator with the added dimension of having acquired not one, but several objects, from a particular artist.


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Dec. 26, 2014 @ 08:25 PM

Looking back a half century to a Duke bowl win

Blue Devils last postseason win came in Dallas' Cotton Bowl in 1961



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Feb. 28, 2015 @ 01:11 PM

People's Pharmacy: Caffeine in night cream was waking her up

When shopping for cosmetics at a department store, I told the salesperson about my sleep dilemma, and how it almost seemed like my nighttime ritual could be the problem. She told me it most likely was!



Columnist: Blue Greenberg View All »

Feb. 24, 2015 @ 12:21 PM

Blue Greenberg: At the Nasher, a brief history of post-World War II art

At the Nasher Museum of Art: “Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne” through July 12 and “Area 919: Artists in the Triangle” through April 12.



Columnist: Debbie Matthews View All »

Feb. 24, 2015 @ 06:42 PM

Let cookies be cookies

The other night I had the Cooking Channel on.  Before or after commercials they’ll sometimes run a quick clip with a simple recipe, or a cooking tip.



Columnist: Don Mauer View All »

Feb. 24, 2015 @ 09:18 AM

Brownies, sweet without sugar

    I've never been more happy to admit I was wrong.



Columnist: Bert L'Homme View All »

Feb. 23, 2015 @ 08:53 AM

High hopes for Made in Durham

By Bert L’Homme

Special to The Herald-Sun

 

We have a lot of work to do to bring Durham Public Schools and each of our 33,750 students to their fullest potential. There are examples of greatness and innovation across our entire county: students acing Advanced Placement courses, children bent over laptops and tablets in one-to-one technology environments, and elementary children learning Mandarin Chinese or working in Montessori classrooms. What our school district needs to achieve — and will achieve — is consistent excellence in every classroom on every campus.


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