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Month: March 2012

Manbites Dog Theater will present "Cape Disappointment" on March 29-31, April 5-8, and April 11-14 in its Durham, NC performance space, behind the old Durham Bulls ballpark (photo by director Jay O'Berski)

“Cape Disappointment” Is a Bizarre Comic Homage to Drive-in Movies by the Authors of “Buddy Cop 2”

You’re lost in a drive-in movie. Broken down by the side of the road to nowhere. There’s a thirty ought six pointed at your back, and you ate the last can of beans three days ago. Welcome to Cape Disappointment. At least it’s not Detroit.


During the upcoming 2012-2013 season Carolina Ballet, the Triangle area’s professional ballet company, will celebrate yet another milestone, its 15th anniversary.

Carolina Performing Arts will present "Whispering Pines 10: An Opera by Shana Moulton and Nick Hallett" at 7:30 p.m. on March 27th and 28th in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill

Shana Moulton and Nick Hallett’s Opera “Whispering Pines 10” Features Moulton’s Agoraphobic Alter Ego

With a wry, unsettling humor and a low-tech, pop sensibility, the wildly creative New York video/performance artist Shana Moulton’s hilarious multipart “Whispering Pines” features her alter ego Cynthia, a confused, hypochondriac agoraphobe prone to colorful hallucinations and absurd fantasies.

Triangle Brass Bands celebrate 25 years in “Going For Gold”

Three bands combined on Sunday, March 18th at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh to mark 25 years of brass playing.  Several musicians present were among the founding members of the Triangle Brass Band (TBB) back in 1986. The Triangle Youth Brass Band (TYBB) and the Triangle Youth Brass Ensemble(TYBE) combined with the adult band to… Read More ›

Ira Glass has hosted "The American Life" since it premiered in 1995 on WBEZ in Chicago

Ira Glass, Host of NPR’s “This American Life,” Will Perform at DPAC at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 24th

For 90 minutes, Ira Glass — the creator of public radio’s “This American Life” — will talk about his program and how it’s put together: what makes a compelling story, where they find the amazing stories for their show, how he and his staff are trying to push broadcast journalism to do things it doesn’t usually do. As part of this, Glass mixes stories from the show, live onstage, combining his narration with pre-taped quotes and music, recreating the sound of the show as the audience watches. And he plays funny and memorable moments from the show, and talks about what was behind their creation.