North Carolina choreographers and dancers delivered a strong program in “Here and Now: NC Dances” presented by the American Dance Festival and NC Dance Festival. Dancers, who, in some cases included the choreographers, gave it their all so it’s hard to see how they delivered two shows Thursday at Reynolds Industries Theater.
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld on Thursday added a second performance to his already scheduled Durham Performing Arts Center show on Sept. 11. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today for both Seinfeld shows, one at 7 p.m., the other at 9:30 p.m.
The Durham County Library will host a screening of the documentary “A Will for the Woods” at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 2 at South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave.
100 Men in Black, the all-male chorus led by Marlon West and based in Durham, includes men of all ages. Retired men, young men, teenagers and even kids come together from their own various church choirs and the community to perform as a large group.
When DANCENOW had chosen dancers/choreographers Gregory Dolbashian, Jordan Isadore and Deborah Lohse to share a program at Joe’s Pub last November in New York, the idea had been for each to perform separate 20-minute shows. Instead, the three decided to put on a show together. They called it “Awkward Magic.”
Four North Carolina choreographers make American Dance Festival debuts in the “Here and Now: NC Dances” co-presented by the NC Dance Festival. Performances take place at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday, June 25 at Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke University.
Two of R&B’s finest — Gladys Knight and The O’Jays — return to the Durham Performing Arts Center Aug. 23.
EFLAND -- The Optimist Club of Orange County will present Hog Day at the Efland Ruritan Club (3009 U.S. 70 West) today and Saturday.
DURHAM -- Durham improv group Third Date returns to Common Ground for their summer offering with a new cast, at 8 p.m. July 18 at Common Ground Theatre.
DURHAM – For Canadian guitarist, singer and songwriter Frazey Ford, Monday’s participation in Phil Cook’s Southland Revue will be the latest in a series of collaborations between the two musicians.
DURHAM – “I love collaboration,” says Phil Cook – who plays banjo, guitar, piano, harmonica and sings. “It’s one of my main modes of making music.”
DURHAM – For three nights this summer, re-use will meet retro when The Scrap Exchange presents “Lakewood Drive-In.” Visitors may park, stand or bring their bikes and watch short films under the stars in the parking lot at the re-use center and retail store’s loading dock.
Upstairs on Main Street across from Hotel 21c is the newest art gallery in town: Alizarin (The name refers to the crimson paint color). The gallery has been in operation for a year and a half and has managed to entice successful artists from across the state and the Triangle to join them.
The opening night of the American Dance Festival’s 82nd season Thursday at the Durham Performing Arts Center proved a rich offering indeed.
“Harbor Hope,” a play by Debra Kaufman, and directed by Joshua Benjamin, will be performed at Common Ground Theatre June 18-28.