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Apr. 17, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

Blue Ribbon Healers to play two swanky tonk shows on Rigsbee

When the Blue Ribbon Healers hit the road, they don’t just come for one show, then load up the car and take off to the next town. They like to stick around for a little while, whether it’s a month in Colorado or California. The duo will bring their original brand of foot-stomping swanky tonk music to Durham on Sunday for two shows – first at Fullsteam Brewery, then after a break another show across the street at Motorco Music Hall.
Cindy Rose (mandolin, vocals) and Rob Pate (guitar, vocals) formed the Blue Ribbon Healers five years ago. 

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

Want a treat? Buy a record

If you are still suffering from the post-winter blues, or simply need an excuse for a treat, Saturday is Record Store Day, and local stores and music labels will have limited-edition releases and special deals to bring out music lovers.

All Day Records in Carrboro will have discounts on records, and a sidewalk sale of stereo equipment, said Jeremy Harris. Ryan Richardson of CD Alley in Chapel Hill said labels across the country have produced some 300 special releases for the annual event, and CD Alley has ordered about 180 of them. “It’s amazing how much stuff there is,” he said.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Stories along the way: Ben Sollee to perform

Like Maya Beiser, the duo 2Cellos and Durham cellist Shana Tucker, cellist Ben Sollee has pioneered new repertoire and styles for his instrument. Listeners may know him for his work with Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet, or from his three recordings – “Learning to Bend,” “Inclusions” and “Half-Made Man.”

Now, Sollee is adding dance and documentary to his concerts. He is still “experimenting with the show,” he said in a phone interview, and local audiences will get to see and hear his new approach when he performs this weekend at The Carolina Theatre and at the spring edition of the Shakori Hills Festival.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

At NCMA, a fusion of cultures and art

There is an image of Mickey Mouse, with a skeletal body and his gloved hand poised like a gun. There is a Sun-Maid raisin box, labeled “Sun Mad” with the image of the girl on the box changed to a ghastly skeleton. There is a portrait of Cesar Chavez with the Nike swoosh emblazoned on his cap. And there is a sweet 15-year-old dressed in her coming-of-age finery. These are just some of the images by the 44 artists in the exhibition “Estampas de la Raza.”


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Oct. 11, 2013 @ 05:15 PM

Gallery: Photographers' Favorites

A gallery of recent images from The Herald-Sun's award-winning photography staff.

Sep. 09, 2013 @ 02:22 PM

Video: Mandarin and Spanish for kindergartners

Holt Elementary Language Academy kindergarten students sing "Two Tigers" in Mandarin Chinese during class.  The Holt Elementary Language Academy launched this school year, bringing in more than 100 kindergartners who will be taught Spanish and Mandarin Chinese each day with the hopes of being conversationally fluent by fifth grade.
The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen


Aug. 21, 2013 @ 11:22 PM

Video: UNC Move-in

UNC students move onto campus in preparation for the new school year.  The Herald-Sun | April Dudash


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 »

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 09:53 AM

Will e-cigarettes help smoker quit?

Q. I recently have started using an e-cigarette. It has dramatically cut down my smoking of traditional cigarettes, plus there is no smoke smell or residual on clothing or furniture.
I initially experienced headaches and was told to reduce the nicotine percentage in the liquid. That helped. Are you aware of any other side effects?



Columnist: Blue Greenberg View All »

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

At NCMA, a fusion of cultures and art

There is an image of Mickey Mouse, with a skeletal body and his gloved hand poised like a gun. There is a Sun-Maid raisin box, labeled “Sun Mad” with the image of the girl on the box changed to a ghastly skeleton. There is a portrait of Cesar Chavez with the Nike swoosh emblazoned on his cap. And there is a sweet 15-year-old dressed in her coming-of-age finery. These are just some of the images by the 44 artists in the exhibition “Estampas de la Raza.”



Columnist: Debbie Matthews View All »

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 10:51 AM

In defense of excess

In some places it’s called speculoos, which kind of sounds like a medieval medical/torture device.

It’s also known as biscoff.  That reminds me of a wrestling move. “Holy Moses! He’s giving him the old biscoff maneuver! That’s gonna hurt!”

But to me, the very best name for it is cookie butter.

 


Columnist: Don Mauer View All »

Apr. 08, 2014 @ 10:49 AM

A healthier cheeseburger macaroni dish

While perusing the contents of my pantry, a friend came across an older box of Hamburger Helper and asked "how can you have that in your pantry when you write about such healthy foods?"

I explained that my fondness for Hamburger Helper bloomed at a time when I didn't closely read product ingredient lists and sometimes still get the taste for it.
My friend then rattled off the ingredient list: "Enriched macaroni, cornstarch, salt ..."