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May. 22, 2015 @ 03:38 PM

Anjanée Bell shines ‘light’ on a human story

Anjanée Bell’s “Birth of Existence Project — Bridge of Light” will be performed by collaborators and a multi-generational cast of dancers, Friday and Saturday, May 22-23, at Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke University.

May. 21, 2015 @ 03:22 PM

MUSIC SCENE: Brightleaf Square, American Tobacco, parks, malls host free concerts

Get your calendars out and pencil in all the free concerts you can go to this summer in Durham. The Bull City’s distinctive historic brick tobacco factory buildings are the backdrop for two major free summer music series. The city’s parks and shopping malls also provide free music throughout the summer.

May. 21, 2015 @ 03:15 PM

Duke Gardens series, Festival for the Eno, Blues and Brews on tap for music lovers

There are plenty more outdoor summer concerts to attend other than the free music series. Various events are ticketed, including a series of roots concerts in the nature of Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University, along with the first Blues and Brews Festival and the longstanding Festival for the Eno.

May. 21, 2015 @ 03:25 PM

Entertainment briefs (Friday, May 22)

Branford Marsalis will join Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, the traditional music group the Kruger Brothers, and other musicians in a concert with the North Carolina Symphony at 7:30 p.m. June 2.

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Feb. 14, 2015 @ 03:27 PM

Blue Greenberg: Photos capture human spirit under harsh conditions

A pair of spectacular photographic exhibitions on Iraq by Lynsey Addario and James Longley are now on view in Durham. Both Addario and Longley are recipients of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.

Feb. 07, 2015 @ 04:50 PM

Blue Greenberg: Collecting for love, not speculation

Making art is a three-way partnership: the artist, the work of art, and the viewer. Think about it. Until that object has been seen by someone other than the artist, it is not complete. The collector, of course, is that spectator with the added dimension of having acquired not one, but several objects, from a particular artist.

Feb. 02, 2015 @ 04:29 PM

At the Ackland: Spotlight on Francois Boucher

“Genius and Grace: Francois Boucher and the Generation of 1700,” from the Horvitz Collection, Ackland Art Museum, UNC Chapel Hill, through April 5.

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Dec. 26, 2014 @ 08:25 PM

Looking back a half century to a Duke bowl win

Blue Devils last postseason win came in Dallas' Cotton Bowl in 1961

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May. 16, 2015 @ 03:14 PM

People's Pharmacy: Diabetes drug triggers billion-dollar settlement

Q. I am concerned about the Actos I take to control my blood sugar. I’ve seen lawyers’ ads on TV and in the newspapers advising that this drug could cause cancer. At first, I thought the ads were just a money-grubbing tactic.

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May. 16, 2015 @ 03:17 PM

Blue Greenberg: Refocusing the very idea of Western art

Less than six months ago the Ackland Art Museum acquired “box” by Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), one of a series of multiples he made over a period of some 20 years which contained reproductions of his work. Peter Nisbet, interim director and chief curator of the Ackland Art Museum, called it a “masterpiece” and added, “I don’t use those terms lightly.”

Columnist: Debbie Matthews View All »

May. 19, 2015 @ 08:53 AM

The yolk’s on me

  I am so grateful for many things in this life: that The Kid lives here in town, and my folks are close by and doing OK.  This weekly forum in The Herald-Sun is also very high on the list.


Columnist: Don Mauer View All »

May. 19, 2015 @ 12:19 PM

Recipe for ‘reduced-guilt chocolate cake’

One glance at the cover of "Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook" had me doing a double-take. My head spun and my eyes widened the same way as dogs in Disney's "Up" when they hear ""Squirrel!!!"

Columnist: Bert L'Homme View All »

Apr. 27, 2015 @ 09:44 AM

Restoring a measure of respect

It takes a team of families, school employees, volunteers and school partners to lead Durham County’s children to high academic achievement and help them build a bright future. The irreplaceable center of that team, however — the person who brings it all together and focuses exclusively on learning — is the classroom teacher.

In budget, protecting instruction is top priority

High hopes for Made in Durham

The flaw in School Performance Grades

School discipline reform a win-win for schools and students