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DPAC’s “Dirty Dancing” Is Better Than Other Movies-Turned-Stage-Adaptations (0)

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

Stage adaptations of popular films have gotten trendy as of late (see Ghost, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid, ad nauseam), so it’s no surprise that Dirty Dancing, the 1987 smash hit film, would get in on the trend. What is surprising, however, is that instead of just rehashing the film and adding a bunch of […]

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Carolina Ballet’s Production of “The Firebird” Was Very Pleasing to Watch and Very Beautifully Danced (0)

Carolina Ballet opened its 2014-15 season with a mixed repertory evening anchored by Firebird, set to Igor Stravinsky’s iconic score of the same name. The performance, presented at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in downtown Raleigh, also featured two new ballets: a Brahms piece choreographed by Carolina Ballet’s new choreographer-in-residence, Zalman Raffael, and another Stravinsky […]

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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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Strong Cast Can’t Save Pender’s Non-Compelling Script (0)

What, exactly, is love? How do the ways in which we perceive others interact with our definitions of love? These are questions explored by Adrienne Earle Pender’s “Somewhere in Between,” onstage now at Theatre In The Park. Pender’s story, directed by Maggie Rasnick, attempts to answer these queries through a close examination of McKenna Hahn […]


Twin City Stage Announces Auditions for The Outsiders (Comments Off)

Twin City Stage will hold auditions for The Outsiders from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, August 24 at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem. No appointment is necessary. Teen rivalry in a small Southern town sets the stage for this dramatic interpretation by Christopher Sergel of the novel by S. E. Hinton. Seen through […]

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WRAL’s Scott Mason releases Tar Heel Traveler Eats (0)

Scott Mason is the Tar Heel Traveler and he loves to eat hot dogs, cheeseburgers, barbecue, biscuits, and ice cream served in crumbling cinder-block buildings and ramshackle dives along the back roads of North Carolina.


Harnett Regional Theatre Opens “The Fox on the Fairway…” And It’s Going to Be Fantastic! (0)

Harnett Regional Theatre and Select Bank & Trust will present the first show of their 2014-2015 Season, “The Fox on The Fairway” starting September 19th. Performances are at the Stewart Theater located at 114 North Wilson Avenue in Downtown Dunn. The theater is Dunn’s best kept secret- so charming and intimate that it’s an “must […]


TOURtech Donates IT Services to Farm Aid 2014 Concert (0)

TOURtech, a managed IT services company for corporate, sporting and entertainment events will provide $19,000 in WIFI and networking for the Farm Aid 2014 concert at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Saturday, Sept. 13.


UNC Process Series’ “New Generation Project” Makes the African-American Art Song Contemporary (0)

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Process Series, which strives to “illuminate the ways in which artistic ideas take form,” opened its 2014-15 season on Sept. 4-6 with The New Generation Project: Contemporizing the African-American Art Song and Arranged Negro Spiritual, which opened up the African-American art song and arranged Negro spiritual to […]

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