Lifestyles: Entertainment

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 11:05 AM

Save the date: Parkwood Christmas/Holiday Parade coming up Dec. 6

Yes, it’s not even Halloween yet, but you can still mark your calendars for Durham’s biggest holiday parade: Dec. 6. There are a few changes to the Parkwood Christmas/Holiday Parade this year, including the name. It added “Christmas” and kept “Holiday” but has moved from a Sunday afternoon parade to Saturday.

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 10:53 AM

A new look at ‘Science Fiction’

In the liner notes to his 1960 album “Change of the Century,” saxophonist Ornette Coleman wrote, "Some musicians say, if what I'm doing is right, they should never have gone to school." He also stated that there is “no single right way to play jazz” and that his group was “attempting to break through to a new, freer conception of jazz.”


Oct. 16, 2014 @ 10:40 AM

Entertainment briefs

  • Community band to play in Central Park
  • College and high school bands to perform
  • Creative Food Drive is Saturday
  • Pianist to perform sacred music
  • DSO announces season
  • Golden Belt presents new pop-up exhibit
  • Hamilton to perform Christmas album at DPAC

And more ...

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 10:17 AM

REVIEW: ‘1971’ is a piece of history and a thriller

In 1971, long hair and other outward signs of the political spirit of the 1960s had become mainstream. Opposition to the Vietnam War remained strong, and that year, a group of eight citizens living in and around Philadelphia who were anti-war activists staged a well-planned break-in of an FBI field office in nearby Media, Pennsylvania.


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 11:05 AM

From castoffs to sculpture

Sculptor Cassandra Gooding empties several bags of sand into a mixer, while fellow Liberty Arts metal artists Evie Watts and Christian Hansen measure the resin and catalyst from two tanks. The resin and catalyst are added separately to the mixer, and after the mixing the artists pour the sand into a large tub.
Gooding, Watts and Hansen then take the sand mixture and begin placing it in wooden frames. The sand will harden into a block around a pattern that each artist has fashioned. Saturday, the sand molds that the artists were creating earlier this week will be filled with liquid iron (at about 3,000 degrees) and transformed into sculptures.

Oct. 09, 2014 @ 10:58 AM

Entertainment briefs

  • Love Army drops first of October releases
  • Heliand Consort to present free concerts
  • Handmade Parade coming soon
  • Symphony to present ‘Spooktacular’
  • 100 Men in Black to perform
  • Durham photographer opens New York show
  • Haj receives Fichandler Award

And more ...

Oct. 09, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

REVIEW: Bad Suns sing good tunes

Bad Suns is one of those rock bands that makes you want to go to a party. Their Southern California sound is what you play at a party if you want to create the ambiance of a feel-good time. The band opens for New Politics on Oct. 15 at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro. SomeKindaWonderful is also opening, so you get three bands for a potentially fun Wednesday night.


Oct. 02, 2014 @ 12:09 PM

A fusion of sounds from Miami

Producer and songwriter Andres Ponce, one of the founders of the Miami-based band Elastic Bond, describes the band’s sound as a fusion of the many musical traditions one can hear in that city. With its diverse population of immigrants, Miami has “lots of talented musicians from all over, not just Latin American, but European, Caribbean and Haitian,” Ponce said.

Oct. 02, 2014 @ 12:05 PM

Explore Durham, with a smart phone

Documentary filmmaker Elisabeth Haviland James remembers participating in a scavenger hunt in New York City when she lived there about 15 years ago. The search was fun, and she learned about parts of the city that were not familiar to her.

Oct. 02, 2014 @ 12:02 PM

NCCU Theatre starts 65th season with ‘Leap of Faith’

The N.C. Central University Department of Theatre is starting its season in a grand way – with a black-tie gala complete with red carpet for opening night Friday of “Leap of Faith.”

Oct. 02, 2014 @ 11:46 AM

Parades, bands and more at 13th Phoenix Fest

Phoenix Fest, the annual street festival that celebrates the cultural legacy of Durham’s Hayti community, will return for its 13th year Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Oct. 02, 2014 @ 11:41 AM

Entertainment briefs, Oct. 3

  • History Hub to present ‘D is for Denim’
  • Goat parade and more at Festifall
  • Scrap Exchange to hold grand opening
  • Xylouris White performing at The Carrack
  • Longleaf festival accepting films
  • ArtsCenter to present Rolie Polie Guacamole
  • Fearrington to present fall art show
  • Blues Society to hold fundraiser
  • Concert to celebrate C.P.E. Bach’s 300th
  • Tickets for “Wicked” on sale Saturday

Oct. 03, 2014 @ 11:03 AM

Cupcake papers, aluminum cans and ingenuity yield clothing

For the second year in a row, Frank Gallery has invited students and professionals to create clothing that re-purposes discarded materials while thinking about sustainable design.  Seventeen Orange County artists have used ingenuity, craftsmanship, talent, artistic ability, creativity and design to create wearable clothes from every imaginable material except cotton, linen or silk cloth.  The results are fabulous.  Beneath this offering of fashion is the other story -- consumerism and our total disregard for the environment.


Sep. 25, 2014 @ 11:16 AM

‘Chico & Rita’ is a pure delight

Among the highlights of this year’s N.C. Latin American Film Festival will be a screening of Marcelo Machado’s documentary “Tropicalia,” about the Brazilian musical and political movement of the 1960s, and Rodrigo Villa’s documentary “Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America,” about Argentina’s influential musician Mercedes Sosa.


Sep. 25, 2014 @ 10:53 AM

More than 180 performers at free Carrboro Music Festival

The 17th annual Carrboro Music Festival will present music of all styles from more than 180 performing artists at 25 different venues from 1 p.m. to midnight Sunday.