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Apr. 24, 2015 @ 07:11 PM

FAMILY TIES: N.C. Youth Tap Ensemble: It’s in the genes

If they could tap to it, no doubt the N.C. Youth Tap Ensemble would have used Sly and the Family Stone’s “We Are Family” in one of their shows over the years. That’s because family figures into both the ensemble’s make-up as well as how members and founder Gene Medler think of it.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:32 PM

Bands battle Thursday for slots at Tour de Fat

Four North Carolina bands will be competing for a chance to perform at this year’s Tour de Fat. Dark Water Rising of Chapel Hill, Spaceship Days of Durham, Falling Through April of Charlotte, and songwriter Nick Driver of Raleigh will perform at Motorco Music Hall for the first round Thursday, April 30. Two finalists will be chosen from the Motorco event. Representatives of New Belgium Brewing Co., which sponsors Tour de Fat, will pick a winner based on audience applause and participation.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 06:02 PM

RAIN: Beatles tribute is back at DPAC, April 29-30

Fans of the Beatles who saw the Broadway tour of “RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles” at the Durham Performing Arts Center in 2012 will see a revamped show if they go see it again April 29 and 30.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:02 PM

Blue Greenberg on The Makery: Where art meets business

On my way to Kendal Draper’s show I ran into a group of women who are running a complex where art is made, art is sold, art is taught and a number of small business people share space in a large room called “Co-Working.” I was a day early for the artist who creates fiber works and functional wearables that are rooted in repetition and mimic structural forms in the natural world.


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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


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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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Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:46 PM

People's Pharmacy: A 2nd look at advice on Cymbalta

Q. You blew it in your answer to a person who lost insurance and went off Cymbalta. You suggested ways to manage depression without medication. Would you suggest someone “manage” diabetes without medication?



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Apr. 14, 2015 @ 08:36 PM

Blue Greenberg: By all measures, sculpture show a huge success

Downtown Durham has enjoyed outdoor sculpture placed at strategic locations for almost a year. Those who walk past them regularly may already feel they belong, and the occasional visitor, especially to the Durham Performing Arts Center or the American Tobacco complex has to believe these works of art indicate a city interested in the arts. The sculpture is all part of the Bull City Sculpture Show which opened in May 2014.



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Apr. 21, 2015 @ 09:06 AM

Grinning about the green

As far as I’m concerned, there should have been, at the very least, fireworks and a parade.



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Apr. 21, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Two recipes from blogger Woodward

The Internet age sure has changed the way we go about finding recipes and connecting to cookbook authors.



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Mar. 30, 2015 @ 09:24 AM

In budget, protecting instruction is top priority

At this time every year, principals and school system administrators start trying to read tea leaves in addition to our regular duties. As educators, we are focused on teaching and learning: how we can accelerate our students’ performance, motivate and engage them and their families, and ensure that every school is supporting them. But we are now in budget season, and we must plan for the coming year knowing our students’ and schools’ needs — but trying to predict the amount of funding available to meet them.


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