“Steve Harvey Live: The Grande Finale” on Feb. 11th at the Durham Performing Arts Center Is SOLD OUT

Comedian Steve Harvey will entertain DPAC patrons at 8 p.m. on Feb. 11th
Comedian Steve Harvey will entertain DPAC patrons at 8 p.m. on Feb. 11th

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present Steve Harvey Live: The Grande Finale, starring the controversial 55-year-old Atlanta, GA-based African-American comedian Steve Harvey, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11th, in its 2,700-seat, state-of-the-art theater in the American Tobacco District in downtown Durham, NC. The host and star of The Original Kings of Comedy (2000), Harvey is also a film and television actor, television and radio personality, and host of “Family Feud.” His much-anticipated live performance, co-starring Brunswick, GA comedian Danny Clay and Houston, TX comedian and actor Kier Spates, is SOLD OUT. DPAC says Clay will begin the show at 8 p.m., followed by Spates at 8:15 p.m. and Harvey at 8:35 p.m.

According to the Durham Performing Arts Center:

Steve Harvey is a media conglomerate, personified in a man whose career began as a stand-up comic in the mid-1980s. His success in stand-up eventually led to a long stint as host of ‘It’s Showtime at the Apollo.’ That led to multiple TV shows and movies, serving in various roles — acting, hosting, writing and producing.

“[Harvey] starred on TV in ABC’s ‘Me and the Boys,’ [and] the WB shows ‘The Steve Harvey Show’ for six seasons and ‘Steve Harvey’s Big Time Challenge’ for two seasons. Harvey also hit the big screen in movies, such as Love Don’t Cost a Thing [2003], You Got Served [2004], Johnson Family Vacation [2004], and Madea Goes to Jail [2009]. Recently, Harvey celebrated his 11th year as longtime host of BET’s ‘Celebration of Gospel.’

“Currently, Steve Harvey is [in his second season as] the new host of the long-running syndicated game show ‘Family Feud’ …. His presence since his debut as the new host in September 2010 has rejuvenated the series and increased ‘Family Feud’s’ TV ratings this season by more than 40 percent.

“In September 2000, Harvey created the nationally syndicated ‘Steve Harvey Morning Show,’ which currently airs Monday-Friday at 6-10 a.m. EST in over 60 markets and has approximately seven million weekly listeners. Syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks, the number-one-rated show celebrated its five-year anniversary with Premiere Radio on Oct. 3, 2010.”

SECOND OPINION: Feb. 8th Durham, NC Independent Weekly preview by Craig D. Lindsey: http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/steve-harvey-may-hate-atheists-but-hes-a-boon-to-daytime-tv/Content?oid=2795922.

Durham Performing Arts Center presents STEVE HARVEY LIVE: THE GRAND FINALE, with Kier Spates, at 8 p.m. Feb 11 at 123 Vivian St., Durham, North Carolina 27701.

TICKETS: This show is SOLD OUT.

INFORMATION: DPAC Box Office: 919/680-ARTS (2787) or tickets@dpacnc.com.

SHOW: http://www.dpacnc.com/events/detail/steve-harvey.

VIDEO PREVIEW: http://www.youtube.com/user/officialsteveharvey?blend=1&ob=0.

PRESENTER/VENUE: http://www.dpacnc.com/.

DIRECTIONS: http://www.dpacnc.com/plan_your_visit/getting_here.

PARKING: http://www.dpacnc.com/plan_your_visit/parking_guide.


Steve Harvey: http://www.steveharvey.com/ (official website) and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Harvey (Wikipedia).

The Tour: http://www.steveharvey.com/index.php/tour (official web page).

Kier Spates: http://www.backstageservices.com/ (WorldComedyNetwork.com).

Danny Clay: http://www.mrdannyclay.com/ (official website).


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By Robert W. McDowell

Robert W. McDowell is a Raleigh, NC-based freelance writer, editor, and critic. He has written theater, film, book, and music previews and reviews for The News & Observer, The Raleigh Times, Spectator Magazine, and Classical Voice of North Carolina, all based in Raleigh. In 1980-91, he covered business, industry, government, and education for (We the People of) North Carolina magazine, published monthly by N.C. Citizens for Business and Industry. In April 2001, McDowell started Robert's Reviews, a FREE weekly e-mail newsletter that provides comprehensive, in-depth coverage of the performing arts in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, which includes Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro. Triangle Review is the latest-and-greatest version of McDowell's original newsletter. (To start your FREE subscription, e-mail robertm748[at]aol.com and type SUBSCRIBE TR in the Subject: line.) From December 1980 until September 2017, McDowell served on the board of directors of The Cinema, Inc., a Raleigh-based nonprofit film society formed in 1966. He currently publishes a weekly list of FREE advance screenings of movies in the Triangle area. (To have your e-mail address added to this FREE list, e-mail robertm748[at]aol.com and type SUBSCRIBE FFL FREE in the Subject: line.) McDowell also co-edited and supervised the production of Jim Valvano's Guide to Great Eating (JTV Enterprises, 1984), a 224-page sports celebrity cookbook; and he served as a fact checker for Valvano: They Gave Me a Lifetime Contract, and Then They Declared Me Dead (Pocket Books, 1991).