Summer is halfway over, but there’s still plenty of time to relax with a good beach read, power up with coffee and read to your kids about a baseball player and a walrus.
Since 2002, Paul Green has been applying his philosophy as a music teacher, first at the School of Rock that he founded, and now at his Paul Green Rock Academy in Woodstock, New York. The School of Rock changed hands in 2009 (and now has numerous franchises), and was the inspiration for the movie of the same title starring actor Jack Black.
Public school teachers are my heroes. Despite cuts in salaries, legislatures telling them how to teach, and reduced funding that forces them to buy supplies with their own money, women and men still choose teaching over dozens of other better paying jobs.
The American Dance Festival’s 82nd season ended on a high note with Doug Varone and Dancers. The program, Friday and Saturday, July 24-25, at the Durham Performing Arts Center, featured Varone’s 2006 “Lux,” 2014 solo, “The Fabulist,” and a world premiere, “ReComposed.”
“Illustrious” will be at the Durham Art Guild, Durham Arts Council building, 120 Morris St., through Aug. 1. ... “Comin’ & Goin’: Debbie Crawford” will be at Golden Belt, Room 100, 807 E. Main St., through July 27.
“Testing Testing: Painting and Sculpture since 1960 from the Permanent Collection,” is on view at the Ackland Art Museum through Jan. 3, 2016.
The main events of Durham County Library’s fifth annual Durham Comics Fest happen Saturday, July 25 at Southwest. Writers and visual artists Jimmy Gownley, Nick Bertozzi, Jim Ottaviani and Malcolm Goff will be teaching workshops. Also taking place will be a comic book swap and a local artists alley.
The packed Reynolds Theater audience buzzed with excitement on Tuesday as people clapped before the curtain rose on the American Dance Festival’s Footprints program. The reason: ADF students performed three ADF-commissioned premieres by choreographers Wynn Fricke, Anna Sperber and Gregory Maqoma.
Award-winning puppet troupe, Paperhand Puppet Intervention, returns to Chapel Hill Aug. 7 with its 16th annual giant puppet spectacle for all ages, “A Drop In The Bucket: The Big Dreams Of Tiny Things.”
Drawing is the skeleton over which all artists learn their craft. Pencil, charcoal and drawing paper are probably the most important items in the artist’s tool chest. Drawing implies spontaneity, which has particular advantages for illustration, which brings us to “Illustrious,” the Durham Art Guild’s first curatorial internship project to be coordinated by an intern, who this year is Maddie Garcia-Johnson.
Ballet Folklorico Cutumba’s “Roots and Cuban Tradition” program at The Carolina Theatre Wednesday night led to one conclusion: the dictionary of superlatives must be changed so that every definition is the same: Ballet Folklorico Cutumba. ... The company was to wrap up its two-day appearance at the American Dance Festival Thursday, July 16 at 8 p.m. at The Carolina Theatre.
The “American Idol Live” season 14 tour is coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center Sunday with top five performers Clark Beckham, Jax, Nick Fradiani, Rayvon Owen and Tyanna Jones.
The 20th Anniversary World Tour of “Riverdance” will come to the Durham Performing Arts Center June 7-12, 2016.
The Family Crest is a seven-member touring ensemble that has an extended family of some 400 musicians who contribute to the group’s recordings and, sometimes, to their live concerts.
Dancers from the Lifetime television channel reality show “Bring It” will perform and lead a workshop Saturday at Hillside High School.