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Jul. 05, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: The Old Ceremony

Local band The Old Ceremony’s first studio album in three years will be released Friday. To celebrate the release of “Sprinter,” The Old Ceremony will perform at 9 p.m. July 17 and 18 in the Back Room at Cat’s Cradle, 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. For more details and tickets, visit www.catscradle.com.

 

Jul. 04, 2015 @ 03:46 PM

Blue Greenberg: Portraits of Durham at Power Plant Gallery

Since its beginnings less than 200 years ago, photography has been a democratic art form. Coming on the heels of the Industrial Revolution, once the process was realized, the inventors figured out a cheap way to take a picture, and so just about everyone could afford a camera. Each time the gurus upped the standards there were others who put the new ideas into a machine that was affordable.


Jul. 04, 2015 @ 03:41 PM

Books roundup: An ongoing civil rights movement

To Benjamin Hedin, the civil rights movement was always “a unified or singular thing,” and a “moment in time,” a movement that swelled and then ended. In his new book “In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now” (City Lights Books, $15.95),


Jul. 03, 2015 @ 05:55 PM

ADF REVIEW: Paul Taylor Dance Company

There’s something exciting and reassuring about seeing the Paul Taylor Dance Company performances over the years at the American Dance Festival.


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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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Jul. 04, 2015 @ 02:37 PM

People's Pharmacy: Will pain reliever slow bone healing?

I fell on the tennis court and broke my arm badly. I started taking big doses of ibuprofen (with my doctor’s approval) to control pain and reduce swelling. When I went to see my chiropractor for a back adjustment, he admonished me not to take any NSAIDs. He said they interfere with bone healing. How is that possible?



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Jul. 04, 2015 @ 03:46 PM

Blue Greenberg: Portraits of Durham at Power Plant Gallery

Since its beginnings less than 200 years ago, photography has been a democratic art form. Coming on the heels of the Industrial Revolution, once the process was realized, the inventors figured out a cheap way to take a picture, and so just about everyone could afford a camera. Each time the gurus upped the standards there were others who put the new ideas into a machine that was affordable.



Columnist: Debbie Matthews View All »

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 10:52 AM

Cool and dreamy culinary options

Well, it’s that time of year again: the sweltering, moist, and thoroughly unpleasant circle of heck that is summer in North Carolina.



Columnist: Don Mauer View All »

Jul. 01, 2015 @ 02:28 PM

A flavorful recipe for fresh shrimp

At a young age I didn't like shrimp very much. Fortunately my Mom didn't either, so I didn't hear the dreaded: "You can't leave the dinner table until you clean your plate."



Columnist: Bert L'Homme View All »

Jun. 29, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Remembering why we support public schools

The adage is true: time flies.

The 2014-15 school year is receding in the distance, although it is not quite over. We have students working in summer programs. Teachers have been participating in professional development. Principals are hiring staff.


Honoring some great educators

Restoring a measure of respect

In budget, protecting instruction is top priority

High hopes for Made in Durham