Splatspace is a nonprofit organization that calls itself “Durham’s hackerspace,” but the term “hacker” in this context does not mean breaking into protected databases. At Splatspace, hacking is about making and inventing things, and collaborating with other interested hobbyists.
Triangle Opera Studios, which gives local opera singers with potential for careers as professionals a chance to perform, is moving to Durham. The studio’s new home for rehearsals, master classes and performances will be the Durham School of the Arts.
For their third release, “Coyotes,” the wife-and-husband-duo of Andrea and Pete Connolly – better known as Birds and Arrows – wanted to extend their sound palette. Audiences who follow the Chapel Hill and Durham-based duo have heard them perform together, exchanging duties on drums and guitar, at other times performing with cellist Josh Starmer.
Symphony to present pops concerts
KidZNotes to give annual concert
Animal rescue to hold auction
Manbites extends production run for ‘The Homosexuals’
Comedian Kevin McDonald coming to Cat’s Cradle
DSI announces summer classes
Tickets for Lewis Black show on sale today
Gallery to open Herrera exhibit
Fearrington to present ‘Art in the Village’
Organist Reed to perform music of Bach
Poets to perform at Scrap Exchange today
Liberty Arts to open new show
Casbah goes unplugged
Dark Water Rising, Mary Johnson Rockers and The Bluegrass Experience are some of the artists who will perform during this year’s Bynum Front Porch music series.
The Ciompi Quartet will present its Summer Chamber Music Series in Duke Gardens.
Concerts in the series will take place on three Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in Kirby Horton Hall at Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Each concert will feature a member of the Ciompi Quartet joined by guest artists. Both new and celebrated chamber masterworks are explored musically to establish a deeper relationship between the composers, guest artists, and the audience.
In the late 1950s and early ’60s, there was a resurgence of interest in American folk, blues, gospel and other traditional styles of music that became known ironically as “the folk scare.” The scare has jumped a generation or two, and some of the artists playing in that tradition (now often called Americana) will perform during this year’s Music in the Gardens Series at Sarah P. Duke Gardens.
The Carolina Inn’s 11th season of its popular end-of-the-workweek celebration called “Fridays on the Front Porch” continues today with a performance by The Gravy Boys, a local band that plays “acoustic Americana.” Other musicians on the roster include Big Fat Gap, Mel Melton & the Wicked Mojos and more.
This year’s Sundays at Six Series at Southern Village includes performances by artists from the Music Maker Relief Foundation roster and the North Carolina Symphony.
Durham Parks and Recreation launches a summer full of free activities with the Bimbe Cultural Arts Festival held all day Saturday at CCB Plaza, 201 N. Corcoran St., in the heart of downtown. It wouldn’t be a Durham festival without a performance of the African American Dance Ensemble, and they lead the day with a “Salute to Elders” just five minutes past noon Saturday, followed by a performance. The celebration of African and African American cultural arts always closes with a performance by an old school hip-hop performer, and this year it is Naughty By Nature, known for hits like “O.P.P.,” “Feel Me Flow” and “Hip Hop Hooray.” The Grammy winners take the stage at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. In between, the schedule is:
The joyful noise during opening night of “Sister Act” at the Durham Performing Arts Center on Tuesday wasn’t just the music on stage, but the laughter from the audience. The Broadway musical’s national tour is at DPAC through Sunday.
An army of professional guitarists will be teaching every style from flat picking, to blues and rock licks, to jazz improvisation during Friday’s third annual Guitar Summit Workshop and Concert.
The musical version of “Sister Act” has a different vibe – a disco vibe – than the 1992 movie starring Whoopi Goldberg. The music and the date are the big differences from the movie, said one of the stars on the national tour of the Broadway show.
Believe it or not, even acclaimed, veteran, hilarious actresses like Carol Burnett still get nervous before going on stage. But it doesn’t stress her out, Burnett said in a phone interview with The Herald-Sun last week from her home in Santa Barbara, Calif. “It keeps the old gray matter going. That and crosswords. It keeps you in the now. It keeps you sharp,” she said.