Entertainment briefs

Jan. 02, 2014 @ 10:53 AM

Kitchen, Kim to perform in music series
DURHAM -- Nicholas Kitchen, violin, and Yeesun Kim, cello, will perform at the next edition of St. Stephen’s Concert Series at 4 p.m. Sunday. They will perform as a duo and as a trio, with pianist Alexander Beyer.  
They will be performing two works by Maurice Ravel, the Sonata for Violin and Cello and the Piano Trio, as well as Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97 (“Archduke”).  There will be a pre-concert discussion by the artists at 3. 
Tickets are $21 at the door, free for those under 18 years. To purchase, call 919-493-5451 or email office@ssecdurham.org . http://ststephens.instantencore.com. St. Stephen’s is at 82 Kimberly Drive.

PROMPTS to present first event
DURHAM -- A new artist series called PROMPTS will present the program “Experiments” Jan. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Carrack Modern Art, 111 W. Parrish St.
For each PROMPTS event, a prompt or theme is presented. Artists of any discipline can create a new study on the theme, then sign up to present their work. A pilot was held in September at The Pinhook, and this event will launch the series.
Movement artists Matthew Young, Leah Wilks, Diego Carrasco Schoch, Enigma Dance, Black Irish and Baran Dance will all be presenting at this event. Admission is free.

Farley to discuss Duke Homestead history
DURHAM -- Durham County Library will host Jennifer Dawn Farley, manager of Duke Homestead State Historic Site, for a presentation and discussion of her book, “Duke Homestead and The American Tobacco Company,” at 7 p.m. Monday at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St.
The book highlights the effect of both tobacco and the Duke family on Durham. Duke University, Duke Hospital and Duke Energy as well as local churches, orphanages, textile mills, banks and railroads can all trace their roots to the Duke family. The Dukes’ fortunes grew alongside that of the city.
Farley has worked with the North Carolina Division of State Historic Sites since 1998. Before arriving at Duke Homestead, she was the manager at Historic Stagville, also in Durham.
For information about the library, visit durhamcountylibrary.org.

-- From staff reports