Jan. 03, 2013 @ 04:59 PM

Stagville has new site manager
DURHAM – Stephanie Hardy is the new site manager at Historic Stagville.
Hardy has been a manager and program coordinator at Kidzu Museum in Chapel Hill, and curated an exhibit and handled and organized artwork while an intern at the Greenville Museum of Art. She also was a summer camp educator at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham.
Hardy says America is a young nation on the world stage, but has accomplished a lot in a short time. Both the colonial and Civil War eras are interpreted at Stagville, and Hardy plans to build on the momentum of her predecessors at Stagville, and to develop the site to its potential.
“I believe we are capable of creating a visitor experience that rivals any historic site in the country. I want visitors to associate Stagville with exciting special events, comprehensive tours and a well-informed and friendly staff,” she says.
The site is one of 27 state historic sites the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources administers. Historic Stagville was one of the South’s largest plantations and once belonged to the Bennehan-Cameron family. It covered 30,000 acres and held approximately 900 slaves.
For additional information call 919-807-7389.
Casbah to present screening of AIDS documentary
DURHAM – A free screening of the award-winning film “How to Survive a Plague,” exploring AIDS activism, will be presented at the Casbah, 1007 W. Main St., Wednesday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the movie beginning at 7.
Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
A discussion will follow the film, emphasizing the importance of continued advocacy regarding the United States and global AIDS crisis.
Buzztown Band to premiere new album
DURHAM – The Buzztown Band will premiere its new children’s music album “Time Off for Good Behavior,” featuring the song “Durham Kid,” at the Broad Street Cafe Jan. 20. The show is part of the BCS Kids! series at the Broad Street Cafe, located at 1116 Broad St.
Doors open at 4 p.m. and the show starts at 4:30. Admission is free, and a free copy of the Buzztown Band’s album will be available. For more information and to hear the music visit www.reverbnation.com/thebuzztownband.
Transactors announce shows
CARRBORO – Transactors Improv will perform a family show Jan. 26 at 6 p.m., at The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St. General admission is $8 in advance, $10 day of show.
The Transactors will present their annual “Love Show” Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. at The ArtsCenter. General admission is $14 in advance, $16 day of show.
For more ticket information, call 919-929-2787 or visit artscenterlive.org/event/performance/1637.
--From staff reports