Lifestyles: Entertainment

Mar. 17, 2015 @ 02:40 PM

ADF 2015: American Dance Festival sets 82nd season

The American Dance Festival’s 82nd season, running June 11-July 25, will have more than 60 performances by 31 companies and choreographers from around the world.

Mar. 15, 2015 @ 10:16 PM

Nasher makes art available to families

Lucy Morris, 7, put her pencil to her lips in concentration. She looked down at her clipboard and then up at the painting in front of her. She read the artist’s name out loud and asked her mother a question. Morris was one of many children seriously studying and discussing art during Sunday’s Family Fun Day at Duke University’s Nasher Museum.

Mar. 12, 2015 @ 10:38 AM

TELLING TALES: 2nd annual Durham County Storytelling Festival March 21

The Durham County Library will host the second annual Durham County Storytelling Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro Rd.

Mar. 12, 2015 @ 10:29 AM

Durham Arts Council to honor 17 'Emerging Artists'

The Durham Arts Council will honor 17 recipients of Emerging Artists grants in a ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, March 13 at the arts council building at 120 Morris St.

Mar. 12, 2015 @ 10:29 AM

Entertainment briefs: Kids in the Hall coming to DPAC

Durham Family Theatre, founded in 2010, is changing its name to Durham Regional Theatre.

Mar. 11, 2015 @ 03:08 PM

Full Frame 2015 to offer new, invited documentaries

Documentaries about singer Mavis Staples, poet Sonya Sanchez, the late guitarist Kurt Cobain, and the Black Panthers are among the “New Docs” and “Invited Program” films to be screened at the 18th Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, to be held April 9-12.

Mar. 11, 2015 @ 10:47 AM

REVIEW: 'Kinky Boots' features fabulous shoes, heartfelt message

A fun, inclusive way to usher the brightness of spring to Durham after this extended winter, “Kinky Boots” is at the Durham Performing Arts Center through Sunday. The 2013 winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, “Kinky Boots” is fun, flirty, heartfelt and a good time. There’s dancing on a shoe factory conveyer belt. There’s a message of “Be who you want to be.” There are, indeed, boots.

Mar. 06, 2015 @ 09:08 PM

‘If/Then,’ ‘Gentleman’s Guide’ coming to DPAC for 2015-16 season

Three recent Broadway hits are among the upcoming tours coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center for the 2015-16 season. “If/Then,” “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” and “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” are all part of the next season.

Mar. 06, 2015 @ 03:10 PM

PlayMakers announces 2015-16 season

“Disgraced,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning play, and Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Sweeney Todd” will highlight the six-play 2015-2016 main-stage season from PlayMakers Repertory Company. ... The theater will also present three shows in its PRC2 second-stage season.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 03:43 PM

PERFECT ECLECTICISM: Becca Stevens Band to perform at Motorco

Ask vocalist, composer and guitarist Becca Stevens about musical influences, and you’ll get a wide-ranging answer. Billie Holiday and Miles Davis were, respectively, her first vocal and instrumental jazz artists whose recordings were in her collection. She also lists Joni Mitchell, Radiohead and Bjork as musicians she admires.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 03:33 PM

Entertainment briefs: Ben Folds and yMusic to launch tour

Ben Folds and the group yMusic, Duke Performances’ ensemble in residence, will begin their world tour with a concert April 22 at 8 p.m. in Baldwin Auditorium on Duke University’s East Campus.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 03:30 PM

‘KINKY BOOTS’: J. Harrison Ghee steps into spotlight

The star of the national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical “Kinky Boots” has stepped into some fabulous, red, shiny, tall boots during a tour he began as an understudy.

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 04:45 PM

ADF to dedicate 2015 season to Chuck Davis

The American Dance Festival will dedicate its upcoming 82nd season to teacher, choreographer, and ambassador for dance, Charles “Chuck” Davis. The ceremony honoring Davis will be held June 11 at 7 p.m. prior to the season opening performance of Shen Wei Dance Arts at the Durham Performing Arts Center.

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 04:32 PM

‘The Passion of Flamenco’ comes to Motorco

“The Passion of Flamenco” features three performances by Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana at Motorco Music Hall Friday through Sunday, Feb. 27-March 1, and a free, public symposium and flamenco dance class on Saturday, Feb. 28 on Duke University’s East Campus.

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 04:03 PM

SOUNDS OF AMERICA: Burt Bacharach at Carolina Theatre

Composer Burt Bacharach’s catalogue of melodies is now part of the American songbook even if listeners cannot readily name the composer : “Baby, It’s You,” “Walk on By,” “I Say a Little Prayer for You,” “That’s What Friends Are For." He will be in concert Wednesday, March 4 at the Carolina Theatre.