The annual Beaver Queen Pageant — a combination cabaret show, pun festival, dance party and benefit for Ellerbe Creek — takes on a Bollywood theme this year when five contestants will compete for the title.
Two-time Grammy Award-winning singer Patti LaBelle returns to the Durham Performing Arts Center Nov. 7. LaBelle’s last performance at DPAC in 2014 was a sellout.
“Newsies” will be at the Durham Performing Arts Center June 2-7 to close out DPAC’s 2014-15 Broadway season.
Fans of Shannon Whitworth from her Biscuit Burners days will be happy to hear her lovely voice on her latest and fourth solo effort, “High Tide.” Her tour comes to the ArtsCenter in Carrboro Thursday, May 28.
Anjanée Bell’s latest incarnation of her “Birth of Existence Project — Bridge of Light” offered highlights in the debut of her two hour-long, multi-media work Friday night at Reynolds Industries Theater. The work also suffered from an abundance of riches.
Hillsborough is no longer the sleepy little town in the shadow of Chapel Hill and Durham. It is an art destination with galleries, festivals, gardens, restaurants, a world-class auction house and published authors everywhere.
A residency with violinist Gil Shaham and a collaboration between dancer Lil Buck and singer-songwriter Abigail Washburn are among the highlights of Carolina Performing Arts’ 2015-16 season.
Music Maker Relief Foundation, in partnership with Carrboro Recreation and Parks, will present a new outdoor blues series in Carrboro titled “Freight Train Blues.”
The Town of Chapel Hill’s Live & Local series continues June 5 with Chapel Hill-based folk, blues, and country duo The Holland Brothers.
Branford Marsalis will join Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, the traditional music group the Kruger Brothers, and other musicians in a concert with the North Carolina Symphony at 7:30 p.m. June 2.
Get your calendars out and pencil in all the free concerts you can go to this summer in Durham. The Bull City’s distinctive historic brick tobacco factory buildings are the backdrop for two major free summer music series. The city’s parks and shopping malls also provide free music throughout the summer.
Anjanée Bell’s “Birth of Existence Project — Bridge of Light” will be performed by collaborators and a multi-generational cast of dancers, Friday and Saturday, May 22-23, at Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke University.
There are plenty more outdoor summer concerts to attend other than the free music series. Various events are ticketed, including a series of roots concerts in the nature of Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University, along with the first Blues and Brews Festival and the longstanding Festival for the Eno.
Dana and Susan Robinson, guitar and banjo players who perform American music, will perform Sunday at Weaver Street Market’s Jazz Brunch Series from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the lawn at the store, 101 E. Weaver St.
Nikki Talley, City Folk and The Bluegrass Experience are among the artists who will perform for this summer’s Bynum Front Porch Friday Night Music Series which begins Friday, May 22.