Lifestyles: Entertainment

Feb. 12, 2015 @ 03:10 PM

MOTOWN MAGIC: N.C. teen Reed Shannon on tour with ‘Motown the Musical’

“Motown the Musical” was a hit on Broadway and closed last month, taking a break to go on a national tour before returning to New York City in 2016. The tour is coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center Feb. 17-22 and is already sold out.

Feb. 10, 2015 @ 05:17 PM

Full Frame announces tribute, thematic programs

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will honor Marshall Curry with the 2015 Tribute Award, presenting a retrospective of his work. This year’s Thematic Program will look at the ethics of representation in documentary film through a series curated by filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal.

Feb. 10, 2015 @ 05:19 PM

2015 Art of Cool Festival tickets on sale; performers added

Tickets went on sale this week for the second Art of Cool Festival, which features vibraphonist Roy Ayers and vocalist Anthony Hamilton as headliners, and pianist Robert Glasper, who won a Grammy this month for Best Traditional R&B Performance.

Feb. 07, 2015 @ 03:47 PM

What’s Happening? A calendar of events in Orange Co. Feb. 8-15

An annotated list of interesting events happening in Orange County Sunday, Feb. 8 through Saturday, Feb. 15 prepared by the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau.  For more information, visit



Feb. 07, 2015 @ 03:17 PM

DANCE REVIEW: ‘Kindly Rooted’ makes its point

The premiere of “Kindly Rooted” Friday night at Durham Art Council’s PSI Theatre, signaled the first collaboration by Allison R. Daniels and Kristin Taylor as well as the debut of their newly formed company, Kindly Rooted Dance.

Feb. 05, 2015 @ 04:55 PM

GET THE ‘LOWDOWN,’ LIVE! Valentine’s Day-themed variety show at Motorco

Tracey and Matthew Coppedge are taking their online variety show live for a Valentine’s Day-themed event Tuesday at Motorco Music Hall. “The Lowdown Show LIVE!” will include performances by singer Yolanda Rabun, Dan the Animal Man, a magic show and a house band — Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojos. Ron Livingstone will offer love advice and Reverend Eryk will officiate weddings and vow renewals.

Feb. 05, 2015 @ 04:05 PM

‘Kindly Rooted’ dance premieres Friday at DAC

A late-night conversation between two friends, Durham natives Allison R. Daniels and Kristin Taylor, inspired their new dance, “Kindly Rooted.” The 15-minute work, performed by KINDLY ROOTED DANCE, premieres Friday and Saturday (Feb. 6-7) at Durham Arts Council’s PSI Theatre as part of Durham Independent Dance Artists’ first season.

Feb. 05, 2015 @ 03:36 PM

BLACK IRISH dance company to premier ‘ORGAN’

Ronald West wanted to make a dance that would connect people by showing what they have in common. So, he settled on what enables people to breathe, see, hear and perform other biological functions — in other words, our organs. He calls his new work “ORGAN.”

Feb. 05, 2015 @ 10:35 AM

Health care system focus of Hayti Film Festival

“The Healthcare Movie,” a documentary comparing the medical care systems in the United States and Canada, will be the opening film for this year’s Hayti Heritage Film Festival.

Feb. 05, 2015 @ 10:32 AM

Entertainment briefs: 'Duke-UNC: The Blue Blood Rivalry' screening

A look at some highlights of entertainment options in the area .

Feb. 04, 2015 @ 05:22 PM

Ferguson response: Community actors take to stage

The police shootings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York City last year prompted protests nationally, many in sympathy with the victims, others in sympathy with the police. A group of local theater artists is inviting local audiences to reflect on those and similar incidents, and create a new, original dramatic work.

Feb. 04, 2015 @ 04:42 PM

Different Drum hopes to play Fiesta del Fuego in Cuba

Music listeners often can hear cornet and conga player Alex Weiss and members of his group Different Drum playing in schools, community centers, and local clubs and festivals. Weiss and his ensemble, who have been playing together since 1992, are now raising money to perform at Fiesta del Fuego in July in Santiago de Cuba.

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 04:50 PM

Maria Bamford, Emo Philips headline Comedy Arts Festival

Stand-up comedian Maria Bamford will headline the 15th N.C. Comedy Arts Festival. Bamford will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 04:26 PM

Entertainment briefs: Concerts, films, Mardi Gras, more ...

St. Matthew’s Faith & the Arts program will present a free advanced screening of the documentary-in-the-making “Sacred Sound” Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. This documentary movie is being produced by parishioner Robin Arcus.

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 04:19 PM

Staying with patients ‘through sunshine and rain’

Tina Staley, one of the founders of the Pathfinders cancer program, explains her role to one of the cancer patients in Theodore Bogosian’s documentary “What Love Is: The Duke Pathfinder 50.”