Detroit has been the subject of documentaries with varying focus on its abandonment and resurgence, but “I Have Always Been A Dreamer” looks at the city in a different light. The former boom town’s status today is juxtaposed with mid-boom Dubai, the shiny, always-being-developed city in United Arab Emirates that was once just desert.
The Durham Earth Day Festival – a free afternoon featuring music, activities to learn about and celebrate the environment – will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Durham Central Park on Foster Street.
The Durham County Library is inviting members of the Durham community of all ages to tell their stories using the visual medium of comics. The yearlong Durham Comics Project will begin Saturday as part of the library’s third annual Comics Fest.
The Durham Art Walk and Spring Market will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. in downtown Durham. The work of more than 200 artists will be displayed at 33 venues, including the Durham Arts Council, Vega Metals, West Village Apartment Lofts, the Durham Armory, Bull City Arts Collaborative, Net Friends, LabourLove Gallery and other sites.
Golson, Allen, free events at NCCU Jazz Festival
When musicians talk about writing their latest album, some say they wrote at home, or tested songs on stage, or wrote on the road. The Okee Dokee Brothers wrote on the river. The Mississippi River, as it happens. Their adventure paid off. The duo won a Grammy Award this year for Best Children’s Album for their “Can You Canoe? A Mississippi River Adventure Album.”
Sarah goetz – an artist who works in sculpture, painting, film and other media – was recently perfecting her new installation work, titled “how to meet in the middle when you are moving from left to right.”
“We Always Lie To Strangers” (4:30 p.m. Sunday in Cinema 1, Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham)
Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors’ new album draws you in, sits you down in a comfortable chair and tells you universally true stories through song. The Tennessee-based band performs with Needtobreathe at the Durham Performing Arts Center on Wednesday. If you don’t make the concert, consider getting Holcomb’s new album, “Good Light.”
“Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story,” by Brad Bernstein (Screens at 10:20 p.m. today in Cinema 4, Carolina Theatre)
When the musical “Cabaret” opened in 1966, Fred Ebb, who wrote the lyrics to John Kander’s music, said that the play is about “The act of being committed.” The Kit Kat Club, the setting for the play, is a place of escape (even denial) from the political realities of early 1930s Berlin, where the Nazi party is muscling its way to power in an economy devastated by hyper inflation
Ana Egge will perform today at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 403 E. Main St.
Traditionally time is not an element of the visual arts. The artists make the object and it is there exactly as it was created as long as it survives. Time, however, is basic to music and dance. As the composition is played or the dance is performed, the first bar disappears into the second and third so that this form of art can only be understood in sequence, never all at once
The Duke University Department of Theater Studies will present Young Jean Lee’s “Lear” Thursday through April 14 in Sheafer Theater in Duke’s Bryan Center. Jody McAuliffe, chair of theater studies and professor of the practice of theater studies and Slavic and Eurasian studies, is directing the play.
Here's a look by Herald-Sun writers at some of the dcumentary films showing at next week's Full Frame Film Festival.