Lifestyles: Entertainment

Feb. 19, 2015 @ 06:16 PM

Carolina Theatre to get new seating

The Carolina Theatre has surpassed its Kickstarter campaign goal of $25,000, collecting $32,395 in pledges, and will be getting new seats.

Feb. 19, 2015 @ 03:54 PM

REVIEW: ‘Motown the Musical’ a hit of hits

Get ready, cause here they come. Dozens of hits from the iconic Motown label and legends are packed into a lively, wonderful performance in “Motown the Musical,” on stage at the Durham Performing Arts Center through Sunday. The show is sold out. From the sound of the first beat of the first number, “Motown” takes you back and brings you up.

Feb. 19, 2015 @ 03:38 PM

EDUCATION IN JAZZ: Masters Whitaker, Charles hand down some lessons

Bassist Rodney Whitaker and trumpeter Etienne Charles are this year’s guest artists for the UNC Music Department’s annual Carolina Jazz Festival. Friday’s headline performer is percussionist Brian Blade and his Fellowship Band. Blade will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20 in Memorial Hall. Whitaker and Charles will perform with the UNC Jazz Band at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 in the Kenan Music Building.

Feb. 19, 2015 @ 03:29 PM

‘THE SUBTLE ONE’: Brown, Moran debut new collaboration

Ronald K. Brown and Jason Moran expect explosive things to happen when their groups — Brown’s EVIDENCE Dance Company and Moran’s The Bandwagon jazz trio — take the stage for the world premiere of their collaboration: “The Subtle One,” Feb. 20-21 at Duke's Bryan Center.

Feb. 19, 2015 @ 10:26 AM

Entertainment briefs: Shelby Lynne, Isley Brothers coming

Mallarmé Chamber Players HIP to perform French baroque program with Choral Society of Durham ... Shelby Lynne coming to Carolina Theatre ... Isley Brothers return to DPAC ... More ...

Feb. 17, 2015 @ 03:25 PM

PlayMakers’ Haj headed to Minnesota

Joseph Haj, producing artistic director of PlayMakers Repertory Company at UNC-Chapel Hill, has been named the next artistic director of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Feb. 12, 2015 @ 03:43 PM

Hayti Heritage Center hosting amateur night auditions

Auditions are under way for the second year of “Amateur Night at the Hayti,” in which performers compete for a chance to appear at the Apollo Theatre of Harlem. Auditions are being held every Saturday from 1-4 p.m. through February and March at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St.

Feb. 12, 2015 @ 03:38 PM

Bob Dylan concert set at DPAC April 25, tickets on sale Feb. 20

Bob Dylan will perform with his band April 25 at the Durham Performing Arts center, the venue announced Thursday.

Feb. 12, 2015 @ 03:36 PM

Entertainment briefs: Highlights of what's happening

Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos will be performing at 54 West Saturday for a Valentine Mardi Gras party. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.

Feb. 12, 2015 @ 03:23 PM

VISION OF BATTLEMENTS: Process Series presents ‘Geomancy’

Poet Elizabeth T. Gray Jr. remembers when she became interested in the Battle of Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres. She was in the 11th grade and was doing a report on World War I for a class in modern European history and ran across some articles in the Illustrated London News, written during the war.

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.