Lifestyles: Entertainment

Apr. 02, 2015 @ 03:34 PM

JERSEY BOYS: Star Drew Seeley familiar to Disney fans

The Broadway hit “Jersey Boys,” the back story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, is returning for a second run at the Durham Performing Arts Center April 7-12.

Apr. 02, 2015 @ 03:08 PM

Entertainment briefs: The Manhattans, Celtic Woman, Ricky Martin at DPAC

Betty Wright and The Manhattans will perform May 23 with special guest Calvin Richardson at the Durham Peforming Arts Center. ... Celtic Woman at DPAC tonight ... Ricky Martin tour coming to DPAC ...

Apr. 02, 2015 @ 12:57 PM

REVIEW: Before YouTube, there was Videofreex

Directors Jon Nealon and Jenny Raskin have put together a documentary of the Videofreex using original black-and-white footage the members of the group shot from 1969 until the mid-1970s. Interspersed are interviews with the members of this organization — principal founder David Cort, Skip Blumberg, Nancy Cain, Mary Curtis Ratcliff and others.

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 03:58 PM

Full Frame Review: ‘Peace Officer’ a nuanced look at SWAT

In the documentary film “Peace Officer,” a former sheriff explores the excessive use of law enforcement SWAT teams. That’s right, a former sheriff.

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 03:52 PM

Full Frame Review: ‘Of Men and War’ ,,, Vets talk about the toll

The documentary film “Of Men and War” doesn’t show images of combat, but the battles are vividly brought home through the stories of men fighting post-traumatic stress disorder. Filmed at a home for veterans in California, it is subtitled in French by Alice Films, based in Paris. The new documentary will screen April 11 during the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham.

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 10:04 AM

Full Frame Review: Sanchez and ‘the most dangerous profession’

Poet Sonia Sanchez’ extensive body of work includes “Does Your House Have Lions?,” “Homegirls & Handgrenades” and “We a BaddDDD People.” She was among the group of poets who worked with poet Amiri Baraka in the Black Arts Movement in the 1960s.

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 09:57 AM

Full Frame Review: A thoughtful look at bicycle policy

Rep. Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill once said that all politics is local. Just as Durham and the rest of the Triangle debate policies related to traffic, mass transit and bicycle lanes, so do Sao Paolo, Brazil; Los Angeles, California; Toronto, Canada, and other cities profiled in filmmaker Fredrik Gertten’s absorbing documentary “Bikes vs. Cars.”

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 09:51 AM

Entertainment briefs: Neil DeGrasse Tyson to DPAC

What's happening on the area entertainment scene.

Mar. 21, 2015 @ 03:55 PM

What's Happening: Orange County events March 22-28

An annotated list of interesting events happening in Orange County from Sunday, March 22 through Saturday March 28, prepared by the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau.  For more information, visit

Mar. 20, 2015 @ 04:44 PM

Local jazz icon Paul Jeffrey dies

Tenor saxophonist Paul Jeffrey, former director of jazz studies at Duke University, who also helped establish a presence for jazz with his Thursday night gigs at AnotherThyme restaurant, died Friday after a long illness. He was 81.

Mar. 19, 2015 @ 03:52 PM

Entertainment briefs: Jim Jefferies, Brian Regan, David Crosby

The Back Porch Music on the Lawn series returns to American Tobacco’s quad May 14-Sept. 10. The eight free Thursday evening concerts are a joint production of the American Tobacco Campus and N.C. Public Radio WUNC-FM 91.5.

Mar. 19, 2015 @ 03:41 PM

REVIEW: Growing up in ‘How To Dance In Ohio’

The upcoming Full Frame Documentary Film Festival brings dozens and dozens of new and invited documentaries to be screened in downtown Durham over four days next month. Films topics range far and wide, with domestic and international filmmakers bringing a full range of subjects and topics. This is the first of several Herald-Sun film reviews in the weeks leading up to the festival.

Mar. 19, 2015 @ 03:32 PM

MUSIC OF CUBA: Mallarmé explores classical, dance traditions

Mallarmé Chamber Players have always mixed respect for the classical tradition with a sense of adventure. Just exactly what is meant by that sentence could be heard coming from bass player Peter Kimosh’s recording studio and rehearsal space this week.

Mar. 19, 2015 @ 03:02 PM

Dance icon Chuck Davis receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Charles “Chuck” Davis has been presented with the Durham Arts Council’s Ella Fountain Pratt Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts at the 31st annual Emerging Artists Awards Ceremony.

Mar. 19, 2015 @ 02:16 PM

Full Frame sets tribute, thematic programs

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced its list of Full Frame Tribute and Thematic Program films. The festival will present the 2015 Full Frame Tribute to filmmaker Marshall Curry.