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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 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Sweet Honey in the Rock

Sweet Honey in the Rock are celebrating 40 years as an a cappella ensemble. They will perform at 8 p.m. today at the Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham. For tickets, call 919-560-3030 or visit www.carolinatheatre.org.


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. 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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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

Nov. 13, 2013 @ 12:46 PM

Video: UNC choir, instrumentalists to premiere ‘Isaiah’

UNC music professor and composer Stephen Anderson has had a longtime interest in the Old Testament Book of Isaiah. He was commissioned to write a choral piece based on the book. Here is some video from the first rehearsal of his composition “Isaiah,” combining choir and string orchestra. The piece will premiere Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. in Hill Hall Auditorium.  The Herald-Sun | Cliff Bellamy


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.



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Dec. 20, 2014 @ 06:21 PM

The People's Pharmacy: Sunblock was source of cheilitis

Q. I had no end of trouble with cheilitis for several years. Eventually, a very practical allergist suspected the benzones in lip sunblocks could be causing the irritation of my lips.



Columnist: Blue Greenberg View All »

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 06:37 PM

Blue Greenberg: Conjunction of art, science intrigues researchers

“Market Mixers: When Social & Market Norms Collide” runs through Dec. 31 at the Center for Advanced Hindsight, 2024 W. Main St., Erwin Mill, Bay C.



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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