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 [...]
- There Is Only One Word for “STREB – FORCES!” at Carolina Performing Arts, and That is Wow!
- “LEO (The Anti-Gravity Show)” at NCSU Center Stage Is a Mind-Bending Physical-Theater Production
- The Carolina Ballet’s Marcelo Martinez Is an Ardent Romeo and Lara O’Brien Is a Winsome Juliet
- Carolina Ballet’s “Romeo and Juliet”
“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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
- Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Wizard of Oz” at DPAC Is a Wonderful Multimedia Musical Extravaganza
- “Assassins” Is a Wonderfully Uncomfortable Think-Piece
- Sondheim Shoots Himself in the Foot with “Assassins,” Now at PlayMakers Rep
- “The Diary of Anne Frank” Has All the Tension, Heartache, and Joy Your Heart Can Take
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.
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, [...]
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 [...]
- Bush League: The Show© Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Celebrate America, Minor League Baseball
- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Will Trip the Light Fantastic April 22nd and 23rd in Memorial Hall
- PRC’s Regional Premiere of “Hold These Truths” on April 23-27 Chronicles a 44-Year Struggle for Justice
- Follow the Yellow Brick Road to DPAC to See Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Wizard of Oz” on April 8-13
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 [...]
- Want to See “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Iron Man 3,” “The Great Gatsby,” “Man of Steel,” Etc., for FREE?
- SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: The Cinema, Inc. Offers 12 Classic Films for Just $20, Starting Sept. 9th
- Triangle Arts & Entertainment Free-Film List
- LIONSGATE’S THE HUNGER GAMES: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE OPENS MARCH 23 AT MARBLES IMAX
As the first of the 10 fast battleships which served in WWII, NORTH CAROLINA paved the way for those battleships that followed.
- Reproduction 1911 Wright Glider Now Soars at N.C. Museum of History
- North Carolina Museum of Art Acquires Mary Cassatt Painting
- N.C. Museum of Art Receives Grant from John William Pope Foundation in Support of School Bus Scholarship Fund
- Powerful Documentaries Chronicle History of Civil Rights Movement: Created Equal
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.
- “Curiosity Cat” Opens Friday, March 21st in Wake Forest
- North Carolina Theatre and Broadway Series South’s 2014-15 Season Mixes Modern Tales with Everlasting Classics
- Raleigh Little Theatre Introduces New Season of Love, New Artistic Director Soon to Be Announced
- Free Concert Celebrating Lebanese Immigrant Culture in NC on April 13 at NC Museum of History
“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 [...]
- Leviathan Theatre Company Transforms “Amadeus” into an Opera of Words at Common Ground Theatre
- How Often Do You Get to See William Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline” in the Triangle? Not Often Enough!
- Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson ‘The Immortal’ World Tour” Plays April 1st and 2nd at PNC Arena
- “Grounded” at Manbites Dog Theater Asks, What Happens When Eye-in-the-Sky Makes War Easy?