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Alvin Ailey Dance Troupe’s No-Holds-Barred Dancing Reaches Out and Grabs UNC-Chapel Hill Audience (0)

April 24, 2014 • Category: A&E Dance Reviews, Dance, Lead Story

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater had the audience at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall on its feet by the end of the performance on April 22nd. Presented by the Carolina Performing Arts series, the company, currently under the artistic direction of Robert Battle and here for its annual appearance in [...]

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Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan’s “Songs of the Wanderers” at UNC-Chapel Hill Was a Visual Feast (Comments Off)

Dance is, of course, a visual art; but some dance performances lift the audience experience above and beyond that of merely watching dancers move through space. Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan’s Songs of the Wanderers is just such a performance. Presented on April 2nd by Carolina Performing Arts in the University of North Carolina [...]

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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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Conservative Precision at the North Carolina Symphony (Comments Off)

The North Carolina Symphony played for an appreciative nearly full house Saturday night at Meymandi Music Hall in Raleigh. The program featuring Ludwig Van Beethoven‘s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 opened with a zippy allegro by Edward Elgar, followed by Concerto No.25 in C Major for Piano and Orchestra, K.503 by Wolfgang Amadeus [...]

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“The Wizard of Oz” Wows at DPAC (0)

Just about everyone knows the story of Dorothy Gale, her dog Toto, and their journey to the land of Oz. Surprisingly, however, DPAC’s “The Wizard of Oz” manages to bring a sense of novelty to this classic tale. Featuring new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, as well as all the hits from [...]


Twin City Stage Announces Auditions for “The Fox on the Fairway” (Comments Off)

Twin City Stage will hold auditions for The Fox on the Fairway at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 14 at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem. No appointment is necessary.

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Hey Raleigh, Soup’s On! (Comments Off)

  Back in January, I asked my readers where to get the best soup in the Raleigh area. I must have tried 50-plus different soups in at least 30 different places. Before I knew it, the days were getting warmer so I decided to wait until this fall to publish my favorites. Without a doubt, [...]


North Carolina Museum of Art Presents New Outdoor Sculpture (0)

Work by Yinka Shonibare MBE adds color and whimsy to Museum Park Raleigh, N.C.—The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) has acquired a new work to be installed in its 164-acre Museum Park. The 20-foot-tall sculpture, Wind Sculpture II, by British-born artist Yinka Shonibare MBE, will be installed on May 5, 2014. The sculpture features [...]


Trick of Treat? Triangle Mentalist Magician Joshua Lozoff Says “Now You See Me” Is a Treat! (Comments Off)

Magic is in the air, and the surprising $28.1 million splash (plus $600,000 internationally) that Now You See Me made during its first weekend of release (May 31-June 2) continues to ripple through the nation’s multiplexes in a way that spells S-E-Q-U-E-L. What’s unusual about Now You See Me is that the most recognizable names [...]


May Programming Aboard the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA (0)

As the first of the 10 fast battleships which served in WWII, NORTH CAROLINA paved the way for those battleships that followed.


NC Theatre & Broadway Series South announce Nice Work If You Can Get It will join 2014/15 Season Line-up (0)

Nice Work If You Can Get It is a 1920s-era feel-good musical, complete with extravagant dance numbers, glittering costumes and an unlikely love story between a wealthy playboy and a rough and tumble lady bootlegger.


“The Diary of Anne Frank” Keeps a Tight Grip on Viewers (Comments Off)

Thanks to the prolific book, The Diary of a Young Girl, published in 1947, most are familiar with Anne Frank, the precocious teen who chronicled her two year experience in hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Even those who haven’t read Anne’s words are likely to be familiar with her story, which has [...]

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