Since its beginnings less than 200 years ago, photography has been a democratic art form. Coming on the heels of the Industrial Revolution, once the process was realized, the inventors figured out a cheap way to take a picture, and so just about everyone could afford a camera. Each time the gurus upped the standards there were others who put the new ideas into a machine that was affordable.
At age 78, Retha Walker of Durham still has a sparkle in her eyes. One reason she’s happy is that she loves the Festival for the Eno and the joy it brings to others.
In a way, Trey Smith grew up at Durham’s West Point on the Eno park. Smith, 26, started helping his grandfather, Charlie Metts of Durham, set up his concession stand when he was 10. So the festival is almost like a second home to him. “I’ve been doing this since I could stand up and get splattered with grease,” Smith said Friday while setting up the Charlie’s Foods stand Friday. The Festival for the Eno begins its two-day run Saturday, July 4.
Do you want to become a super scientist? If so, you’ll have a chance Saturday, July 4 at the Museum of Life + Science at 433 Murray Ave. in Durham.
There’s something exciting and reassuring about seeing the Paul Taylor Dance Company performances over the years at the American Dance Festival.
In the past year and a half or so, The Duhks have become a band again, said founding member and banjo player Leonard Podolak. Started in Canada in 2001, The Duhks’ 2006 album, “Migrations,” was nominated for a Grammy Award. In 2012, they took a two-year hiatus, changed their lineup and released a new album last summer.
DURHAM – The Bull City will celebrate July 4 with a baseball game, music, fireworks and more Saturday.
DURHAM – Since its beginnings in 1966, the Eno River Association has helped Eno River State Park grow to more than 4,000 acres. The association also has preserved land and created riverfront parks in Durham and Orange Counties.
DURHAM -- Four Fridays of free live blues music at Durham Central Park begin July 10 with the 12th annual Warehouse Blues Series, with a blues harmonica theme for 2015. Performers include Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos (July 10), Jarekus Singleton (July 17), The Luxuriant Sedans (July 24) and Paul Messinger (July 31).
At around 9 Wednesday night, July 1, The Rolling Stones will take the stage at Carter-Finley Stadium following opening act The Avett Brothers, and the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham’s Culinary School is more than ready to feed them.
From the clarion trumpet call that announces the arrival onstage of Mark Haim and Jesse Zaritt to the final image of Rosie Herrera using her wedding dress to beat Larry Keigwin, the American Dance Festival’s “Dynamic Duos” delivered a must-see program on Monday at Reynolds Industries Theater. And, there’s still time to see it: — the final shows takes place tonight and Wednesday, July 1.
The public is invited to celebrate patriotism and civic pride with Durham Parks and Recreation and the Durham Bulls on Independence Day, July 4, at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Noche Flamenca’s rendition of Sophocles’ “Antigone” (Spanish translation, “Antigona”) at the American Dance Festival on Friday brought the Durham Performing Arts Center audience to its feet. The enthusiastic response could be attributed to the very real possibility that this troupe, featuring esteemed flamenco artist Soledad Barrio, performed the most passionate, dramatic, soulful and imaginative production of a Greek tragedy in recorded history.
The American Dance Festival’s Awkward Magic evening at Motorco Music Hall on Saturday turned out to be a whole lot of fun. It was off-beat, quirky, hilarious, sometimes risqué but always entertaining thanks to three talented dancers/choreographers Deborah Lohse, Jordan Isadore and Gregory Dolbashian.
The Frank Gallery in Chapel Hill and the Pleiades Gallery in Durham offer two different exhibition options for artists.