Lifestyles: Entertainment

Jun. 18, 2015 @ 01:05 PM

Country, folk and soul

DURHAM – For Canadian guitarist, singer and songwriter Frazey Ford, Monday’s participation in Phil Cook’s Southland Revue will be the latest in a series of collaborations between the two musicians.

Jun. 18, 2015 @ 12:56 PM

Southland Revue

DURHAM – “I love collaboration,” says Phil Cook – who plays banjo, guitar, piano, harmonica and sings. “It’s one of my main modes of making music.”

Jun. 18, 2015 @ 12:52 PM

Scrap Exchange to present drive-in films

DURHAM – For three nights this summer, re-use will meet retro when The Scrap Exchange presents “Lakewood Drive-In.” Visitors may park, stand or bring their bikes and watch short films under the stars in the parking lot at the re-use center and retail store’s loading dock.

Jun. 13, 2015 @ 03:45 PM

Blue Greenberg: Nurturing local artists at Alizarin

Upstairs on Main Street across from Hotel 21c is the newest art gallery in town: Alizarin (The name refers to the crimson paint color). The gallery has been in operation for a year and a half and has managed to entice successful artists from across the state and the Triangle to join them.

Jun. 12, 2015 @ 06:03 PM

REVIEW: Shen Wei opens ADF with rich offering

The opening night of the American Dance Festival’s 82nd season Thursday at the Durham Performing Arts Center proved a rich offering indeed.

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 03:34 PM

Entertainment briefs, June 12: A look at what's coming up

“Harbor Hope,” a play by Debra Kaufman, and directed by Joshua Benjamin, will be performed at Common Ground Theatre June 18-28.

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 03:28 PM

VOICES FROM HAVANA: Pre-eminent Cuban choir coming to Durham

Florence Nash, who sings second alto as a member of the Triangle Choral Exchange, recalled a master class with Digna Guerra, director of Cuba’s Coro Entrevoces, during the group’s tour of Cuba last June. “The rhythm in Cuba is very complex and very precise,” Nash said. Before the tour, the choir had been rehearsing in Durham to get used to the difficult rhythms.

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 02:29 PM

ADF: Shen Wei performances to evoke past, present

Shen Wei and his company Shen Wei Dance Arts, celebrate their 15th anniversary at the American Dance Festival with the world premiere of the ADF-commissioned “UNTITLED No. 12-2” and Shen’s restaging of his 2005 “Map," Thursday, June 11 through Saturday, June 13.

Jun. 10, 2015 @ 03:26 PM

‘A HEALING AGENT’: ‘Peace troubadour’ to give local concert

Songwriter and guitarist Cecilia St. King was among the many people who fled from the area in Manhattan where the World Trade Center towers fell after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Jun. 06, 2015 @ 08:53 PM

BEAVER QUEEN: Pageant abuzz at Duke Park as Mz. Polly Nator wins Ellerbe Creek fundraiser

Part dance party, part double entendre contest, part outlandish costume display, the 11th Annual Beaver Queen Pageant brought a crowd of hundreds to Duke Park on Saturday evening.

Jun. 06, 2015 @ 04:42 PM

Greek Orthodox Church hosts weekend of dancing, food, culture

Several hundred people came to the Durham Greek Festival on Saturday to get a taste of Greek food, music, dancing and culture at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church. The festival continues Sunday, June 7.

Jun. 06, 2015 @ 03:47 PM

DANCE REVIEW: Renay Aumiller’s ‘Blood Moon’

Renay Aumiller Dances premiere of Aumiller’s “Blood Moon” offered an evocative evening of dance Friday at the Cordoba Center for the Arts.

Jun. 04, 2015 @ 03:52 PM

Aumiller’s ‘Blood Moon’ premiers at Cordoba

Renay Aumiller’s new work, “Blood Moon,” gives dancer Amanda Beaty a chance to fulfill a dream she has had since childhood. The show runs Friday through Sunday, June 5-7 at the Cordoba Center for the Arts at the Golden Belt complex in downtown Durham.

Jun. 04, 2015 @ 03:24 PM

STEELY DAN TO MOTOWN: Michael McDonald to perform at Carolina Theatre

To many listeners, Michael McDonald is the distinctive, high-pitched voice singing harmony on the classic 1970s albums of Steely Dan. When McDonald joined The Doobie Brothers in the mid-1970s, his lead vocals gave the group a different kind of sound, one more married to soul and rhythm and blues. McDonald also has had an extensive solo career, and in 2003 released his interpretations of the Motown song catalogue.

Jun. 04, 2015 @ 03:17 PM

Briefly: Temptations, Four Tops, 'Star Trek' coming to DPAC

The Temptations and The Four Tops will perform their classic Motown hits when they return to the Durham Performing Arts Center Aug. 29. ... “Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage” is coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center Feb. 4, 2016. The live event brings five decades of “Star Trek” to concert halls for the first time.