Lifestyles: Entertainment

Jul. 16, 2015 @ 03:34 PM

Entertainment briefs: 'Riverdance' coming to DPAC in 2016

The 20th Anniversary World Tour of “Riverdance” will come to the Durham Performing Arts Center June 7-12, 2016.

Jul. 16, 2015 @ 03:27 PM

Extended musical family coming to Motorco

The Family Crest is a seven-member touring ensemble that has an extended family of some 400 musicians who contribute to the group’s recordings and, sometimes, to their live concerts.

Jul. 16, 2015 @ 03:22 PM

Dancers ‘Bring It’ to Hillside High Saturday

Dancers from the Lifetime television channel reality show “Bring It” will perform and lead a workshop Saturday at Hillside High School.

Jul. 15, 2015 @ 01:15 PM

Chuck Davis featured on WUNC-TV Thursday

Chuck Davis, founder and artistic director of the Durham-based African American Dance Festival will be featured at 10 p.m. Thursday, July 16 on WUNC-TV’s ongoing series “Biographical Conversations.”

Jul. 14, 2015 @ 06:20 PM

Moogfest coming to Durham in 2016

In May 2016, downtown Durham will vibrate with the sounds of electronic instruments, panel discussions and demonstrations when Moogfest — a combination music, technology and art festival — relocates to Durham.

Jul. 14, 2015 @ 02:33 PM

ADF: Bull City opens its arms to Cuban dance troupe

By the time you’ve had your coffee Wednesday morning, 14 Cuban dancers and musicians should have begun their very first day in Durham. It should be a busy day for the Ballet Folklorico Cutumba which has just the one day to rehearse at the Carolina Theatre for their performance there Wednesday night (July 15).

Jul. 12, 2015 @ 04:10 PM

ADF Review: ‘Analogy/Dora’ a moving homage

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company’s American Dance Festival premiere of Jones’ 2015 “Analogy/Dora: Tramontane” provided a rich offering and tribute to Dora Amelan, who had worked to save Jewish lives during the Holocaust.

Jul. 09, 2015 @ 08:27 PM

SUMMER ART: DSA faculty, students exhibit work at Craven Allen Gallery

School is out for summer, but the artwork of faculty and students at Durham School of the Arts are together in a new exhibit at Craven Allen Gallery. “Art Starts Here” opens Saturday at the gallery on Broad Street. Art teachers and the best work of students are featured in the brick-walled downstairs gallery at Craven Allen.

Jul. 09, 2015 @ 08:38 PM

ArtsCenter presents 14th ‘10 by 10 in the Triangle’

In playwright Dan Borengasser’s play “The Third Person,” a narrator (played by Fred Corlett) comments on the actions and inner thoughts of a woman (played by Leigha Vilen) caught in an unhappy marriage. When the woman confronts the narrator, he tells her that her life situation has all the makings of a good story.

Jul. 09, 2015 @ 04:30 PM

ADF Review: Startling, unexpected drama

After decades of seeing Eiko & Koma’s American Dance Festival performances — usually in a theater — Eiko’s solo debut this week proved startling and moving. Her 50-minute performance in a former tobacco warehouse space (now known as the Cordoba Arts Center), also offered unexpected drama, unusually fast (for Eiko) movement, major eye contact and even some audience participation.

Jul. 09, 2015 @ 03:30 PM

Entertainment briefs for Friday, July 10, 2015

British comedians John Cleese and Eric Idle will bring their show “John Cleese & Eric Idle: Together Again At Last…For The Very First Time” to the Durham Performing Arts Center Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. ... The national tour of the Broadway show “Million Dollar Quartet," a celebration of a Sun Studios recording session involving Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, will return to the Durham Performing Arts Center April 5 and 6, 2016.

Jul. 09, 2015 @ 03:18 PM

ROCKIN’ OUT: Eastern European style marks Tipsy Oxcart

In the music of Brooklyn-based Tipsy Oxcart, dance rhythms and melodies inspired by Eastern European folk music interweave with odd meters and improvised instrumental solos. Tipsy Oxcart will perform at 2nd Wind in Carrboro Thursday, July 16.

Jul. 08, 2015 @ 03:02 PM

ADF Review: Monchichi gets standing ‘O’

In their American Dance Festival debut, Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang of Company Wang Ramirez wowed the audience Tuesday night and earned them a rousing, standing ovation after their performance at Reynolds Industries Theater.

Jul. 05, 2015 @ 03:31 PM

World Beer Festival tickets go on sale July 10

The 20th annual World Beer Festival returns to Durham Bulls Athletic Park Oct. 10. Tickets, priced at $45 per person, go on sale to the public Friday, July 10 but a pre-sale for All About Beer Magazine subscribers begins Tuesday, July 7. The events are limited to patrons 21 and older and no children are allowed.

Jul. 04, 2015 @ 05:31 PM

Independence Day on the Eno

The Festival for the Eno is a distinctly Durham tradition that draws crowds of all ages for a two-day riverside festival and on Saturday it kicked off its 36th anniversary. The festival continues Sunday, July 5 at West Point on the Eno park.