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Dec. 18, 2014 @ 06:45 PM

Guaranteed: A “reactionary, bourgeois” good time

Ken Bloom, the clarinetist and guitarist for the local band Mappamundi, leaps into a guitar solo on an Eastern European song titled “Opium,” a song which is not really about drugs but about love. The singer declares that “your love poisons me like opium.”

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 06:36 PM

Copper medium, copper mines in artist’s exhibit

On display in the Durham Arts Council is an exhibit that shows through art how the leftovers of industrial boom reside with the natural landscape. It’s not Durham’s brick tobacco and mill buildings, but rather the legacy of another industry in another state, featured with two different mediums.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Transactors Christmas show

Transactors Improv will present “Going/Home: An Improv Show about Being There and Getting There for the Holidays,” at 8 p.m. Friday at the ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. Tickets are $15 general admission. To purchase, call 919-929-2787 or visit www.artscenterlive.org.


Dec. 18, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

‘Annie’ is a hard-knock, no-fun adaptation

It’s impossible to talk about “Annie” without admitting up front when you first experienced John Huston’s 1982 film.


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Dec. 18, 2014 @ 06:36 PM

Copper medium, copper mines in artist’s exhibit

On display in the Durham Arts Council is an exhibit that shows through art how the leftovers of industrial boom reside with the natural landscape. It’s not Durham’s brick tobacco and mill buildings, but rather the legacy of another industry in another state, featured with two different mediums.


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

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 »

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 06:42 PM

Graedons: Toilet issues? Try these solutions

Q. I have bowel movements that are so large, they clog the toilet. I am not constipated and eat my share of fruits and vegetables. This is not a big deal at home, since I have a plunger in the bathroom to deal with the plumbing problem.



Columnist: Blue Greenberg View All »

Nov. 29, 2014 @ 12:06 PM

Remaking art at The Scrap Exchange

The Scrap Exchange has moved.   They have finally found a permanent home at 2050 Chapel Hill Road (the Lakewood Shopping Center site) and it is a spiffed up warehouse type building, painted white on the outside and, miraculously, organized on the inside. In fact, according to Cameron Gallery Coordinator Roderick McClain, the regular patrons are not certain they like being able to find stuff. What makes the Scrap Exchange and places like it so inviting is the chance to ferret out special treasures before someone else finds them.



Columnist: Debbie Matthews View All »

Dec. 14, 2014 @ 11:08 PM

Honest-to-goodness free lunch

As much as we love it, our family jokes that the worst first date ever would be lunch consisting only of Costco’s free samples.

We adore nibbling our way through the warehouse and grazing our weight in little bites.



Columnist: Don Mauer View All »

Nov. 18, 2014 @ 10:25 AM

Mauer: Navigating the holidays with health in mind

When you gaze into your crystal ball, do you see yourself on New Year’s Day smiling because you fit comfortably into the same clothes you’re in right now?

 


Columnist: Bert L'Homme View All »

Nov. 24, 2014 @ 09:09 AM

School discipline reform a win-win for schools and students

A long time before I became superintendent of Durham Public Schools, I began my career in Washington, D.C., as a teacher for seriously emotionally disturbed middle school students. I then became principal of a high school for troubled adolescents. These were all children and youth who, somewhere along the way, had become disconnected from their school communities and families. We worked hard to bring them back around. We weren’t always successful.


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