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Apr. 23, 2015 @ 02:59 PM

ART OF COOL: Snarky Puppy ensemble featured at annual festival

One of the goals of the Art of Cool Festival, and the Art of Cool organization that produces the festival, is to expose more listeners to jazz and related styles. Snarky Puppy, a 13-piece ensemble that will perform Saturday during the festival’s second year, is arguably a prototype for the festival, and an example of how a younger generation is shaping jazz.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 03:04 PM

Jazz pianist Kris Bowers on stage Friday, April 24

Jazz pianist Kris Bowers, classically trained and ’90s hip hop-influenced, performs Friday, April 24 during the Art of Cool Festival.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 06:02 PM

RAIN: Beatles tribute is back at DPAC, April 29-30

Fans of the Beatles who saw the Broadway tour of “RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles” at the Durham Performing Arts Center in 2012 will see a revamped show if they go see it again April 29 and 30.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 02:37 PM

Entertainment briefs: Friends book sale ... Wanda Sykes at DPAC

The Friends of the Durham Library Spring Book Sale begins Friday, April 24 with an evening preview sale for Friends members only from 4 to 7 p.m. Prices start at 50 cents for paperbacks and $1 for hardcover books. Everyone is encouraged to join the Friends — annual memberships may be purchased at the door.


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Mar. 07, 2015 @ 03:52 PM

Blue Greenberg: New connections at The Scrap Exchange

The Scrap Exchange is a funny place to some and a treasure trove to others. The pragmatist sees barrels of stuff ready for the recycling machine; the romantic sees glittery jewels, the makings of toys or the elements of a painting.


Mar. 03, 2015 @ 04:52 PM

Durham Arts Council exhibit draws complaints

A new exhibit at the Durham Arts Council has drawn complaints about its placement in a gallery next to two dance studios that serve young students.


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.


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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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Apr. 18, 2015 @ 02:03 PM

Stopping Cymbalta resulted in disaster

Q. I have suffered from depression almost my whole life. I’ve also been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and arthritis. I was prescribed Cymbalta, as it is supposed to help depression and fibromyalgia.



Columnist: Blue Greenberg View All »

Apr. 14, 2015 @ 08:36 PM

Blue Greenberg: By all measures, sculpture show a huge success

Downtown Durham has enjoyed outdoor sculpture placed at strategic locations for almost a year. Those who walk past them regularly may already feel they belong, and the occasional visitor, especially to the Durham Performing Arts Center or the American Tobacco complex has to believe these works of art indicate a city interested in the arts. The sculpture is all part of the Bull City Sculpture Show which opened in May 2014.



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Apr. 21, 2015 @ 09:06 AM

Grinning about the green

As far as I’m concerned, there should have been, at the very least, fireworks and a parade.



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Apr. 21, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Two recipes from blogger Woodward

The Internet age sure has changed the way we go about finding recipes and connecting to cookbook authors.



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Mar. 30, 2015 @ 09:24 AM

In budget, protecting instruction is top priority

At this time every year, principals and school system administrators start trying to read tea leaves in addition to our regular duties. As educators, we are focused on teaching and learning: how we can accelerate our students’ performance, motivate and engage them and their families, and ensure that every school is supporting them. But we are now in budget season, and we must plan for the coming year knowing our students’ and schools’ needs — but trying to predict the amount of funding available to meet them.


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