Lifestyles: Entertainment

Nov. 27, 2014 @ 05:53 PM

Review: 'Madagascar' spin-off hatches family fun


AP Film Writer


For a movie that's more paint by numbers than Picasso, "Penguins of Madagascar" begins with something completely unexpected: a Werner Herzog voiceover.

Nov. 27, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Tree lighting, ‘Messiah,” ‘Nutcracker’ and other events ring in holidays

DURHAM -- The American Tobacco Campus is set to ring in its 10th holiday season in 2014. The season begins with the tower lighting Dec. 5. Other events include a reunion of former factory workers, a campus block party, Music on the Lawn concerts and the launch of Bee Downtown.


Nov. 27, 2014 @ 05:31 PM

Ornaments on the Eno, Santa Paws mark holiday events in Durham

DURHAM -- Durham Parks and Recreation is presenting many opportunities to celebrate the season. Here is the lineup:

Nov. 27, 2014 @ 05:18 PM

Library to screen ‘American Promise’

DURHAM -- Durham County Library will host a screening of excerpts from the award-winning film “American Promise” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

Nov. 27, 2014 @ 04:25 PM

Christmas in Antebellum, Civil War and Reconstruction era Durham


DURHAM – Durham’s three state historic sites host annual Christmas events to show what life was like during their historic time periods.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 02:17 PM

At Chapel Hill galleries, visions in glass and paint

There is nothing that beats the downer of a gray day than looking at art and, last Thursday, Chapel Hill had much to lift the spirits.  At the Frank there is a group of glass artists from the North Carolina mountains plus  a couple of local ones; at Jane Tyndall, Gayle Lowry’s paintings are a travelogue of desire — the viewers, through the artist’s eyes, can only see in.  They are not allowed inside.  And at Light Art+Design Casey Cook uses modest materials to make large paintings and monumental sculpture;

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 09:47 AM

Trumpeter Roney to perform at NCCU

DURHAM – The North Carolina Central University Department of Music Jazz Studies program will host the 15th Annual Fall Guest Artist series with composer and trumpeter Wallace Roney at 8 p.m. today in the B.N. Duke Auditorium. The Phillip O. Berry High School Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of NCCU music alumnus Walter Suggs, also will perform.

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 09:41 AM

View, and buy at Durham Art Walk and Holiday Market

From staff reports

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 09:35 AM

Sons of Hendrix, et al

By Cliff Bellamy; 919-419-6744

DURHAM – Mike Stern compares the tour that he and guitarist Eric Johnson are undertaking to promote their release “Eclectic” to “a conversation of two different points of view, under the umbrella of being eclectic and with a lot of freedom.”

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 09:33 AM

In another time: UNC presents restored version of WWI musical

One hundred years after the start of World War I, undergraduates in UNC’s Department of Dramatic Art will premiere a restored version of playwright Paul Green and composer Kurt Weill’s 1936 musical set during that war, “Johnny Johnson.”


Nov. 13, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

Comics from a small press

In Jacques Nyemb’s comic book “Not So Super,” Daniel Douglas is given super powers with a catch: The powers keep changing, and Douglas does not know when the powers appear or disappear. His life becomes chaotic as he tries to figure out what gave him his powers.

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

A Fairy Godmother whose wish came true

Kecia Lewis grew up with a familiar notion of the role of a Fairy Godmother: a kind-hearted older woman who listened to you and helped wishes and dreams come true. If she had a Fairy Godmother as a little girl, Lewis would probably have wished for siblings, she said in a phone interview with The Herald-Sun.

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

Entertainment briefs

  • Griffith to give workshop and concert
  • Curtis, Rocap to perform
  • DPAC a finalist for Billboard Touring Award
  • Cohen to discuss ‘The Edible South’
  • Last Fridays events continue
  • Gravy Boys to play TABLE benefit
  • Indigo Girls and N.C. Symphony to perform
  • Duke Theater to present ‘The Perfect Detonator’

And more ...


Nov. 13, 2014 @ 10:49 AM

REVIEW: ‘Into the Woods’ stands out; ‘Midsummer’ looks within

PlayMakers Repertory Company at UNC Chapel Hill is presenting two plays that interact with themes of the forest and wishes and dreams. Their production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods” trades stage time with William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” through Dec. 7 in the Paul Green Theatre at the UNC Center for Dramatic Art.


Nov. 07, 2014 @ 12:04 AM

Entertainment briefs

  • NCCU presents 75th alumni exhibit
  • Pinhook to celebrate sixth anniversary
  • Tickets on sale for Get The Led Out
  • ‘50 Shades!’ parody coming to DPAC
  • Cinematheque show focuses on early TV
  • Coyne to host ‘Night Porter’ screening
  • DFT to present ‘Watsons Go to Birmingham’
  • DJ Ripley to lead Pinhook show
  • Free screening of ‘Coal Ash Stories’
  • Northgate, library to present Discovery Nook