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Broadway Series South will present Emmy Award winner Travis Wall's Shaping Sound: After the Curtain at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 15th, in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound: After the Curtain Electrified the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium Audience on June 15th

The crowd that filled the seats at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on Thursday, June 15th, buzzed with anticipation. The audience was mostly female, and more than 50 percent of it was also under the age of 21. But all of the audience was more excited than four year olds are about Santa Claus on Christmas morning…. Read More ›

The Carolina Ballet will present Carmen, choreographed by Robert Weiss, with its score performed live by the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, on May 18-21 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Carolina Ballet’s Carmen Sizzles, Challenges, Romances, and Entertains

When planning a finale, drama and passion are your friends. You use one to balance the other, you up the ante by throwing everything dramatic into the plot, then you up it one more time by adding a healthy dollop of passion. The Carolina Ballet understands drama and passion. They have employed it during this… Read More ›

Meredith College’s DanceWorks 2017 and Its Effect(s) on Me

It could have been a success. Or a catastrophe. I could have left with white knuckles. Or crippling ennui. This is the way with any performance I attend. Of course, I hope every show will be perfect. For the artists’ sake as much as my own. But dance concerts are a real crap-shoot. Last weekend,… Read More ›

The Carolina Ballet will present George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, choreographed by choreographer-in-residence Zalman Raffael, at 8 p.m. April 20 and 21, 2 and 8 p.m. April 22, and 2 p.m. April 23 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Carolina Ballet’s Rhapsody in Blue Was a Symphony in Living Color

Carolina Ballet’s artistic director Robert Weiss and choreographer-in-residence Zalman Raffel have gone above and beyond in presenting spectacular new ballets this season; and the latest addition, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue: Unofficial Anthem from the American Canon, opened on April 20th to a delighted Raleigh Memorial Auditorium audience. The pairing of the ballet to Gershwin’s… Read More ›

N.C. State LIVE presented Camille A. Brown & Dancers in Black Girl: Linguistic Play at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25th, in Stewart Theatre in N.C. State University's Talley Student Union in Raleigh

BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play Features Five Well-Trained and Highly Talented Dancers

First up, I will need to admit that I am not by any means qualified as a critic of dance, so have the proverbial “grain of salt” handy. The subtitle of N.C. State LIVE’s Feb. 25th presentation of Camille A. Brown’s BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play created an expectation in me of a something a bit… Read More ›