Lifestyles: Entertainment

Jan. 08, 2015 @ 06:49 PM

BEHIND THE SCENES: ‘Wicked’ takes 2-1/2 days to load-in

The first “Wicked” trucks headed to Durham before the tour in Detroit even wrapped up its run. The dragon arrived Monday, one of two the tour of the Broadway blockbuster has to keep the show on the road.

A key element of the set, the dragon was installed on the stage’s proscenium and clockwork set pieces hung from the rafters over the stage at the Durham Performing Arts Center. By Tuesday, 11 more trucks had traveled from Motor City to the Bull City.

Jan. 08, 2015 @ 06:40 PM

Entertainment briefs: Vince Gill headed to DPAC May 9

What's happening on the entertainment scene.

Jan. 09, 2015 @ 02:36 PM

Different Voices: HABITUS to create memories

Audiences who go to VECTOR’s premiere of “HABITUS” can expect a moving experience. That’s because the work has audience members moving through this multi-media, interactive installation that takes place in “rooms” throughout Manbites Dog Theater.

Jan. 01, 2015 @ 06:54 PM

Keillor, Sedaris to charm DPAC audiences

Writer and storyteller Garrison Keillor, best known for his radio series “A Prairie Home Companion,” will present an evening of storytelling and humor Jan. 29 at the Durham Performing Arts Center.

Jan. 01, 2015 @ 06:44 PM

Duke Performances to present premieres

Duke Performances’ 2014-2015 season continues with the premiere of two original commissions. Singer, composer and violinist Jenny Scheinman will perform original music set to the films of H. Lee Waters during a March 20 concert at Reynolds Industries Theater.

Jan. 01, 2015 @ 06:37 PM

Robin and Linda Williams kick off ArtsCenter season

The ArtsCenter has created a niche by presenting Celtic, American roots and other forms of traditional music. The venue’s music season begins Jan. 9, when bluegrass, folk and country musicians Robin and Linda Williams perform.

Jan. 01, 2015 @ 06:31 PM

Tribute to Maya Angelou kicks off NCCU arts season

N.C. Central University’s Drama Department begins its 2015 season with a production of “God Spoke My Name: Maya Angelou.” This play, written by Asabi Howard and Samm-Art Williams, is inspired by the life of poet Angelou.

Jan. 01, 2015 @ 06:25 PM

Spring theater: ArtsCenter, Deep Dish plan festivals, workshops

The ArtsCenter will present “Redbird,” a one-act play festival March 13-15 and March 20-22 at the venue’s theater, at 300-G E. Main St.

Jan. 01, 2015 @ 06:12 PM

WWI events highlight Carolina Performing Arts season

The University of North Carolina’s World War I Centenary Project continues this spring with the Combat Paper Project, to be held Jan. 29-31 in Gerrard Hall.

Jan. 01, 2015 @ 06:06 PM

Carolina Theatre presents Ali opera, Rossellini and more

An opera inspired by the life of Muhammad Ali, a one-woman show from actress Isabella Rossellini, and a concert by songwriter Burt Bacharach are among the highlights of the Carolina Theatre’s spring 2015 season.

Jan. 01, 2015 @ 06:02 PM

Brown premiere among season’s dance offerings

The dance scene sizzles this spring as five presenters offer 13 different programs. Flamenco, Indian, contemporary dance, a collaboration between a choreographer and jazz pianist-composer are just some of the types of dance events headed our way. Venues range from traditional theater settings to a music and bar venue in downtown Durham.

Dec. 27, 2014 @ 06:11 PM

Blue Greenberg: The 10 best exhibitions of 2014

It is that time of the year when lists appear about everything and, not to be outdone, here is one more. Looking at the last 12 months is a necessary exercise; it brings into focus the quality of art we see on a regular basis in the Triangle. That high standard includes local, national and international artists.

Dec. 25, 2014 @ 06:43 PM

Kwanzaa festivities to begin today at Hayti Heritage Center

Hayti Heritage Center will celebrate Kwanzaa with a market, performances and opening ceremony Friday, Dec. 26. A holiday market, featuring local artisans and workshops for children, begins at 5 p.m. at the center at 804 Old Fayetteville St.

Dec. 25, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Ringing in the New Year: What's happening in the Bull City

The Bull City and surrounding area have no official New Year’s Eve ceremonies, but there is no shortage of opportunities to welcome in 2015.

Dec. 24, 2014 @ 02:52 PM

Local movie fans will get to see 'The Interview' after all

Local film fans will get a chance to see the political satire “The Interview” when it begins screening Christmas Day at Northgate Stadium 10 at Northgate Mall, one of about 300 independent theaters in the country that will show the film that has sparked a cyber attack and threats of retaliation.