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Canadian R&B/pop singer/songwriter Deborah Cox stars in The Bodyguard (photo © Joan Marcus)

The Bodyguard Soars Higher than Whitney Houston’s High Notes at DPAC


From the moment The Bodyguard opens the curtains until the spellbinding finale, the smash 2012 West End musical demanded attention from the sell-out crowd at the Durham Performing Arts Center on opening night, March 14th. With stunning music, a suspenseful plot line, and one of the most memorable romances in movie/theater musical history, the show… Read More ›

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Grammy®-Nominated R&B Singer Deborah Cox Stars in The Bodyguard on March 14-19 at DPAC

(0) The Durham Performing Arts Center will present The Bodyguard, starring Deborah Cox, on March 14-19 as part of its SunTrust Broadway Series

Grammy®-nominated Canadian R&B/pop singer/songwriter Deborah Cox will star as Academy Award®-nominated superstar pop singer Rachel Marron — the Whitney Houston role in the Oscar®-nominated 1992 Warner Bros. film — in The Bodyguard on March 14-19 at the Durham Performing Arts Center. The 2016-17 U.S. National Tour of the 2012 West End hit musical will be… Read More ›

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Bakeries celebrate annual St. Patrick’s Day tradition March 16-17 Bruegger’s Bagels, known for its authentic New York-style bagels, will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by baking shamrock green bagels Thursday, March 16, through Friday, March 17, at participating U.S. locations. The St. Patrick’s Day green bagel tradition began in 1997 at a Pittsburgh Bruegger’s Bagels location,… Read More ›

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BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play Features Five Well-Trained and Highly Talented Dancers

(0) N.C. State LIVE presented Camille A. Brown & Dancers in Black Girl: Linguistic Play at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25th, in Stewart Theatre in N.C. State University's Talley Student Union in Raleigh

First up, I will need to admit that I am not by any means qualified as a critic of dance, so have the proverbial “grain of salt” handy. The subtitle of N.C. State LIVE’s Feb. 25th presentation of Camille A. Brown’s BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play created an expectation in me of a something a bit… Read More ›

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On Jan. 27th, Rick Springfield and Richard Marx Made DPAC Patrons Feel Like Family

Last Friday night, 1980s musical icons Rick Springfield & Richard Marx played for a few thousand of their closest fans at the Durham Performing Arts Center, and made them feel like family. Both artists, accustomed to large stadium tours, seemed to enjoy the intimacy of this musically stripped-down show; and they spent the evening telling… Read More ›

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Sinbad Brought Down the House on March 19th with Contagious Nonstop Laughter


Comic legend Sinbad certainly has not lost his touch, as he proved Sunday, March 19th, when he performed in a one-night special engagement in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall, presented by Bob Nocek Presents LLC and Broadway Series South. Sinbad (born David Atkins) has been charming audiences for over three decades and has been ranked by… Read More ›

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Master Storyteller John Waters Gets Even Filthier at Durham’s Carolina Theatre


“We should be using humor as terrorism — embarrass the enemy into submission.” Indie filmmaker John Waters is only partly joking when he says this on Thursday, March 9th, during John Waters: This Filthy World: Dirtier & Filthier, presented by NS2 of Nashville, TN and The Carolina Theatre of Durham in Fletcher Hall at The… Read More ›

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The Hillyer Community Chorus Seeks Singers for Spring Performance

Hillyer Community Chorus invites new singers to join them for their 2017 Spring season. They are recruiting all interested singers with basic music reading and singing experience, with no audition required. There are no dues, and music is provided. The first rehearsal is at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Rehearsals and concerts take… Read More ›