The Durham Jazz Messengers, made up of students in the Durham Jazz Workshop high school class, rehearse for an upcoming concert. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen
Dancers rehearse for the Carolina Ballet's production of The Nutcracker. The production opened Saturday at UNC and will continue at the Durham Performing Arts Center Dec. 14 and through Christmastime in Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium. The Herald-Sun | April Dudash and Christine T. Nguyen
Music therapist Tray Batson plays the Dora Explorer theme song for Jasmin, a Duke Hospital patient. He’s the music man to young patients, the singer who gets their mind off of needle sticks, transplants and long hospital stays.
Hillside High School freshman Desmond “Dez” Jackson is positioned to become the state’s first amputee to compete in high school track and field. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen and John McCann