Their repertoire ranges from Felix Mendelssohn and Elliott Carter, to contemporary composers like Jason Moran, Simon Shaheen and Wayne Shorter. Since 1997, the members of New York-based Imani Winds have been building new audiences and commissioning new music for the traditional wind quintet.
The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will honor three Americans who have impacted the art, issues and business of documentary filmmaking at its 16th annual festival April 4-7.
Trombonist Michael Dease stopped the members of the UNC Jazz Band to work out a phrase during a rehearsal of Dizzy Gillespie’s tune “Two Bass Hit.”
“Right where it breaks into harmony, everything should just bust out,” he told the horn section.
“All right trumpets, with love,” said Jim Ketch, director of UNC’s jazz studies program, who was conducting the rehearsal in Kenan Music Building. When the ensemble got to the section Dease was discussing, he gestured, and then gave a thumbs-up to the musicians, who apparently understood his “bust out” advice.
Sometimes an accident happens and it changes a life.
That was the case for Albert Wagner, (1924-2006) who called the moment the “Miracle at Midnight.”
Learn about reptiles this weekend
EFLAND - The Efland Herpetology Education in Rural Places Project will present “Animals That Slither, Slide, Run & Hide” Sunday.
If you go see Americana band Driftwood band perform tonight at Motorco Music Hall in Durham, be appreciative of what they braved to be here: a snowstorm. The Binghamton, N.Y.-based band began their tour last week in the Adirondacks, and then drove on to Pittsburgh in a 15-passenger van through snow that turned a nine-hour drive into an 18-hour one. But still, they made it in time for the show. The band tours frequently and has performed in the Triangle before, in particular three attention-getting performances at the Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival.
Seth Meyers coming to DPAC
The U.S. tour of “Mary Poppins,” which opened Tuesday night at the Durham Performing Arts Center for a six-day run, brings a colorful, fun burst of musical theater to audiences this week of Valentine’s Day.
Carter Cue recalled how he first met Wes Cochran, a Georgia art enthusiast known for collecting the works of Andy Warhol and other artists. He went to a funeral of a friend in Atlanta and “I saw a lot of artists crowding around this guy,” Cue said. Cue, a Durham librarian as well as an art enthusiast, then asked his friend, “Who is that guy and he said, That’s Wes Cochran. I said, The guy with the Warhols?” From that meeting, Cue and Cochran developed a student-mentor relationship, and Cochran introduced Cue to the works of outsider artist the Rev. Albert Wagner (1924-2006).
The Durham Art Guild’s 19th Annual Sweet Arts Art Auction and Fundraiser will be held Feb. 15 from 7-10 p.m. This year’s event features heavy hors d’oeuvres and sweet treats from Durham restaurants Loaf, Watts Grocery and Hummingbird Bakery as well as a cash bar and coffee service provided by the Washington Inn.
Love is a “many splendored thing” and has many definitions. The poets have their specifications, the musicians theirs and the artists a complex set of interpretations. It is those artistic voices that have come together in the current exhibition about love at the Ackland.
Look! Up in the air … It’s performers from Diavolo Dance Theater. This LA-based troupe flies without wires and harnesses. Instead, they summon grit and trained muscles to hurl themselves though the air above the stage. “We’re superheroes!,” company member Chisa Yamaguchi said in a recent telephone interview.
Bert, the most affable character in “Mary Poppins” aside from the title nanny herself, breaks down the virtual fourth wall in productions of the Broadway musical, now on tour, by talking directly to the audience. Con O’Shea-Creal broke down another virtual wall, too, moving up to the permanent spot on the tour after being an understudy.
Chris Tucker at DPAC