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Month: September 2014

Carolina Ballet’s “Firebird” Sizzled at Raleigh’s A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater on Sept. 11-28

From Sept. 11th to 28th, the Carolina Ballet offered three balletic jewels to enraptured audiences in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh, NC. Few realize the true gem Raleigh has under Robert Weiss’ artistic direction. With 17 years at the helm of the Carolina Ballet, one would believe that he would be slowing down… Read More ›

Benson Girl Crowned Tiny Miss NC

A local girl- Madelyn Grace Herring of Benson- recently took home a big title in the pageant world: Tiny Miss NC. In order to win the honorable title, little Madelyn, or “Maddie,” as she is often called, had to compete in interview and two modeling competitions- one designed to assess her poise and grace in… Read More ›

Bare Theatre will open its 10th season with William Shakespeare's "Coriolanus" on Sept. 18-20 and 25-27 and Oct. 2-4 on Halifax Mall in downtown Raleigh

Bare Theatre’s “Coriolanus” Is Must-See Shakespeare

Bare Theatre emphasizes the political frustrations being enacted on Halifax Mall of late — as protested by Occupy Raleigh in 2011 and “Moral Mondays” since the last election of a governor — with the infrequently performed tragedy the Coriolanus, which has been called the Bard’s “most political play.” G. Todd Buker, managing director of Bare… Read More ›

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” a Russian Roulette of emotions

Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a hybrid outing, injecting the aura of Russian dramaturge, Anton Chekhov, within the realm of a comedic drama. Attendees of the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, need not to be educated on Chekhov nor be a patron of the arts to enjoy this farcical tale of characters vastly different in behavior and thought, yet parallel to… Read More ›

Carolina Performing Arts will present Dorrance Dance in "The Blues Project" 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26th, in Memorial Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“The Blues Project” by Dorrance Dance Is a Great Evening of Music and Dance at UNC-Chapel Hill

Dorrance Dance, headed by Chapel Hill native Michelle Dorrance, brought down the house on Sept. 25th at the University of North Carolina’s Memorial Hall with The Blues Project, a 60-minute work created by Dorrance, co-choreographers Derick K. Grant and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, and blues musician/composer Toshi Reagon. Presented as part of the Carolina Performing Arts series,… Read More ›