The 20th Anniversary World Tour of “Riverdance” will come to the Durham Performing Arts Center June 7-12, 2016.
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.
Dancers from the Lifetime television channel reality show “Bring It” will perform and lead a workshop Saturday at Hillside High School.
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.”
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.