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Ira David Wood III’s “A Christmas Carol” Earns Its Keep (0)

December 19, 2014 • Category: A&E Theatre Reviews, Lead Story, Reviews

Ira David Wood III’s “A Christmas Carol,” now in its 40th year on stage, is as much of a legend around the Triangle as the man behind the show. While it would be easy for such a beloved production to ride on the heels of its fame and just coast…doing the same thing year after […]

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Carolina Ballet’s “Nutcracker” Dazzles and Delights (1)

In the ballet world, the Christmas season doesn’t begin until the first performance of The Nutcracker, so let the reveling begin, because the Carolina Ballet’s performance of the traditional holiday ballet delighted the full house last weekend at the Durham Performing Arts Center and started the season in great style. With sumptuously gorgeous sets, a […]

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“Labor Day” is all Schmaltz (Comments Off)

What happened to Jason Reitman? Where has the cool, hip son of Ivan Reitman who made sly, hilarious films run off to? Going by his latest, “Labor Day,” my first guess would be up his you-know-what. Frank (Josh Brolin) is an escaped killer who comes across young Henry and his mom Adele (Kate Winslet) in […]

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On Aug. 9th, the Pat Metheny Unity Group Rocked The Carolina Theatre Like No Other Jazz Group (Comments Off)

  The Pat Metheny Unity Group, which played The Carolina Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 9th, includes (from left) Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams, Giulio Carmassi, and Pat Metheny Only a genius would have the guts to open a set with the 42-string Pikasso guitar. That genius is Pat Metheny. And he blew away everyone […]

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NRACT’s Hilarious Rendition of “Seussical the Musical” Is Sprightly, Joyful, and Delightful (0)

It doesn’t have a baby Jesus, but it does have another kind of savior — Horton the Elephant — and it has a heartwarming story and lots of fun music, merry and gay dances, and hilarious scenes. And, as done by the North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre, the show is spritely, joyful, and delightful. […]

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Nursery Rhymes and Murder-Suicides Haunt New Orleans (0)

Cajun Nights by D.J. Donaldson is the first novel in the incredibly popular Andy/Kit mystery series. Readers are thrown into the bayou with criminal psychologist Kit Franklyn, newly hired to investigate a string of murder-suicides plaguing the city.

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