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ADF’s “Footprints” Features World Premieres by Carl Flink, Leonie McDonagh, and Netta Yerushalmy (0)

July 25, 2014 • Category: A&E Dance Reviews, Dance, Lead Story

Footprints, the final performance of the 2014 American Dance Festival season, featured the work of three emerging choreographers performed by students from the ADF Six-Week School, which has been educating young dancers since its beginning summer in 1934. Performed on July 24-26 in the R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater in the Bryan Center on Duke University’s […]

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The Four Soloists of ADF’s “On Their Bodies” Use Their Bodies to Show Us Their Souls at DPAC (0)

The American Dance Festival’s On Their Bodies features four new solos (three of them world premieres) by four of the top modern dance choreographers working today. Ronald K. Brown, Stephen Petronio, Doug Varone, and Shen Wei — all of whom have their own companies — stepped back into the role of dancer for this special […]

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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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“American Idol” Season 13 Top 10 Rocks DPAC (0)

The instant the familiar opening notes of the “American Idol” intro sounded this past Sunday night, the audience at the Durham Performing Arts Center erupted; and they didn’t stop cheering and screaming their appreciation until the last note of the last song. For those who think “American Idol” has jumped the shark, the appearance of […]

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“Hairspray” Is Infectiously Energetic (0)

John Waters’ almost-a-classic film “Hairspray” celebrates the uprising of the underdog, and the stage musical, written by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, takes Waters’ work and makes it even bigger and better. This super-fun, fast-paced, and absolutely hilarious musical has long been a favorite among theatre fans, and PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Summer Youth Conservatory definitely […]


Auditions for “Helium” (Comments Off)

Forest Moon Theater will hold open auditions for Helium on July 16 and 17, 2014 from 6:30-9:30pm at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, located at 405 Brooks St. in Wake Forest, NC. Parts are available for three adult female and three younger male actors ages 10-17. Actors will have an opportunity to present a short […]

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Indulge your palate during the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week (0)

Indulge your palate during the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week scheduled for Monday, August 18 through Sunday, August 24—a weeklong dining extravaganza showcasing the culinary talent in the heart of the capital city! Participating restaurants will offer tantalizing, three-course prix fixe dinners for either $20 or $30 per person, depending on the venue (tax, tip, and […]


One Song Productions Prepares for Its Next Big Hit — “Women and Wallace” at Common Ground Theatre (0)

We have been unabashed fans of One Song Productions for two years, and we unabashedly recommend, yes, unseen, their latest show, which will play July 24-26 at Common Ground Theatre in Durham. Women and Wallace follows in a series of work that shows the courage, avidity, and talent of this group of teenagers from the […]


The Cinema, Inc. Offers 12 Classic Films for Just $20 (Comments Off)

The 49th season of The Cinema, Inc. will begin at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14th, with City Lights, the 1931 romantic comedy starring Charles Chaplin, who doubled as the film’s screenwriter and director. The advent of “Talkies” while Chaplin was completing this silent film forced him to add music (which he wrote himself) and […]


PlayMakers Awarded National Grant to Support “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Comments Off)

PlayMakers awarded national grant to support ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Arts Midwest in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced that PlayMakers Repertory Company is one of forty nonprofit, professional theater companies nationwide to be awarded a grant as part of the Shakespeare in American Communities program The program introduces middle […]


Obviously Born to Dance, Derek and Julianne Hough Dazzled at DPAC Yesterday with “Move Live on Tour” (Comments Off)

Fans of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” (DWTS) packed the Durham Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 29th, to see two of the show’s professional ballroom dancers, siblings Derek Hough and Julianne Hough, do their thing in Move Live on Tour. Joined by 10 backup dancers, the pair, who have been ballroom […]

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