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Oct. 16, 2014 @ 11:28 AM

Greenberg: Take a close look at these small treasures

Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals, Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck are giants by any standard and a first impulse may be to sniff at small paintings by them and their contemporaries, but the images in the “Small Treasures” exhibit at the N.C. Museum of Art only prove what a rich place northern Europe was for artists in the 17th century. Yes, they are small and the huge gallery walls seem painfully empty, but as the North Carolina Museum of Art’s curator of Northern European art, Dennis Weller, writes in his first catalog essay, “The closer you are the more you see” and that close look offers one delightful surprise after another, proving why their giant status has only grown over the centuries.

Oct. 20, 2014 @ 10:57 AM

Class Notes

  • Academic Expo on Thursday  
  • DPS teacher finalist for Burroughs Wellcome honor
  • Fifty years of Carrington Cougar pride
  • Language, cultural clubs host event
  • Students complete summer science program 
  • Montessori open house
  • CMA students visit Little River

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

Durham Reads events continue

As part of this month’s Durham Reads Together activities, Wesley Hogan, director of the Center for Documentary Studies, will discuss the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the young John Lewis’ involvement in that movement in a free talk today at 3 p.m. at the Durham County Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.


Oct. 16, 2014 @ 10:53 AM

A new look at ‘Science Fiction’

In the liner notes to his 1960 album “Change of the Century,” saxophonist Ornette Coleman wrote, "Some musicians say, if what I'm doing is right, they should never have gone to school." He also stated that there is “no single right way to play jazz” and that his group was “attempting to break through to a new, freer conception of jazz.”

 

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May. 06, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

GALLERY: Durham School of the Arts production of All's Fair

Durham School of the Arts students will perform All's Fair at the school's Black Box Theatre on Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm. The original musical was written by DSA students Daniel Roth and J.L. Klinck. Admission is $5 at the door. For more info, contact Carl Martin at 560-3926 x-23498 or carl.martin@dpsnc.net. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

Feb. 11, 2014 @ 07:17 PM

GALLERY: Durham Academy's production of "Urinetown, The Musical"

Durham Academy Upper School students rehearse for their production of "Urinetown, The Musical" on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Performances will be held at the school's Kenan Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 13, and Friday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday, Feb. 15, at both 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but those who wish to attend are encouraged to reserve tickets online at www.da.org/reservations. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

Nov. 13, 2013 @ 05:08 PM

GALLERY. UNC choir, Chamber Singers, instrumentalists to premiere ‘Isaiah’

The Carolina Choir, UNC Chamber Singers, and instrumentalists during the rehearsal of the world-premiere of UNC composer Stephen Anderson’s Isaiah in the Hill Hall Auditorium. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Columnist: Lewis Bowling View All »

Mar. 04, 2014 @ 06:55 PM

Lewis Bowling: NCCU's athletic tradition among richest in N.C.

A short list of the great athletes connected to NCCU will ultimately leave out many deserving name, but hopefully the following names will remind area college sports fans that NCCU stands proudly as a university in athletics along with academics.



Columnists: Joe & Terry Graedon View All »

Oct. 14, 2014 @ 09:48 AM

Shampoo-resistant lice succumb to Listerine

Q. I have two daughters, ages 6 and 11. My oldest daughter brought home head lice, and it was a nightmare. Over-the-counter lice shampoos did nothing.



Columnist: Blue Greenberg View All »

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 11:28 AM

Greenberg: Take a close look at these small treasures

Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals, Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck are giants by any standard and a first impulse may be to sniff at small paintings by them and their contemporaries, but the images in the “Small Treasures” exhibit at the N.C. Museum of Art only prove what a rich place northern Europe was for artists in the 17th century. Yes, they are small and the huge gallery walls seem painfully empty, but as the North Carolina Museum of Art’s curator of Northern European art, Dennis Weller, writes in his first catalog essay, “The closer you are the more you see” and that close look offers one delightful surprise after another, proving why their giant status has only grown over the centuries.



Columnist: Debbie Matthews View All »

Oct. 14, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

Matthews: Scent of an autumn

Even though it was a dog biscuit, anything that smells that good baking has got to taste amazing, right?

Well, we’ll see.

Y’know, I should probably back up a bit here.

 


Columnist: Don Mauer View All »

Oct. 07, 2014 @ 10:16 AM

Mauer: The joy of slow cookers

Slow cookers may be slow, but their virtue lies in having a dinner entree ready when we arrive home from work. What I began to wonder was, during the process of getting everything ready for the slow cooker was when does anyone have the time to do what I was doing; certainly not at 4:30 in the morning before heading off to the office? My advice, prep the ingredients the night before and refrigerate them; just don't put a crock from the refrigerator right to the cooker; let it come to room temperature first.

 


Columnist: Bert L'Homme View All »

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

DPS Corner: All children, schools matter

Last week 3,100 eager students poured into our five year-round schools for the start of the school year. They were excited to meet new classmates, teachers and challenges, and their energy was catching. As I visited these schools on the first day, I felt just as excited. It was a new beginning for all of us.