Susan Boyle’s iconic performance on the entertainment competition “Britain’s Got Talent” is memorable in many ways, and she does not deny that her appearance shocked host Simon Cowell. In fact, she embraces it. That Cinderella moment, when she announced she wanted to be a professional singer to a disbelieving Cowell, was what opened her show… Read More ›
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Process Series, which strives to “illuminate the ways in which artistic ideas take form,” opened its 2014-15 season on Sept. 4-6 with The New Generation Project: Contemporizing the African-American Art Song and Arranged Negro Spiritual, which opened up the African-American art song and arranged Negro spiritual to… Read More ›
The Pat Metheny Unity Group, which played The Carolina Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 9th, includes (from left) Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams, Giulio Carmassi, and Pat Metheny Only a genius would have the guts to open a set with the 42-string Pikasso guitar. That genius is Pat Metheny. And he blew away everyone… Read More ›
The instant the familiar opening notes of the “American Idol” intro sounded this past Sunday night, the audience at the Durham Performing Arts Center erupted; and they didn’t stop cheering and screaming their appreciation until the last note of the last song. For those who think “American Idol” has jumped the shark, the appearance of… Read More ›
NCS Kids Young People’s Concerts at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The North Carolina Symphony welcomes all Whos, Things and Sam-I-Ams to Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh for a family-friendly musical spin on Dr. Seuss’s “Green Eggs and Ham,” Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Part of conductor/composer Rob Kapilow’s… Read More ›
Steve Earle and the Dukes (and Duchesses) delighted both purists and casual fans at DPAC last Saturday with 2 sets, each over a dozen songs long, and 2 encores.
The North Carolina Symphony opened the season over the weekend on a note of remembrance. Sharing its season opener with the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the program reflected both the melancholy observance and the sense of unified patriotic optimism that followed the tragedy. As the strings of the North Carolina Symphony began to play Ave… Read More ›
“Tonight I get to do 2 of my favorite things, comedy and charging people money for music.” – Steve Martin on stage at the Durham Performing Arts Center last Saturday night.
Some art comes to you, speaks to you where you are, and seems to relate to particular aspects of your life. Other art draws you away, lifts you and allows you to forget the particular aspects of your life. Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle’s performance of “The Genius and His Foe” Sunday at Carolina Theater… Read More ›
After last year’s Band Together Main Concert Event featuring Michael Franti, we didn’t think it could get any better, but the 2011 event with Third Eye Blind was even more fun! The night kicked off to a rocking start with a performance from the Last Band Standing winner, Lonnie Walker. The band truly knew how… Read More ›
An old man disappointed with his life’s work makes a deal with the devil. That is the story, in short, of Faust, the play by Wolfgang von Goethe. The opera, performed by North Carolina Opera, with music by Charles Gounoud and libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, opened Thursday night to a nearly full… Read More ›
On March 19th, Duke Performances presented Triangle audiences with “Kronos Quartet • Steve Reich: Three Quartets,” a breathtaking evening of music by the composer Steve Reich. “WTC 9/11” is a powerful, penetrating, stirring piece.
The mood is a slow groove and a mixture of Neo Soul and Smooth Jazz. You will like “So Real”.
Before a near-capacity crowd, sprinkled with youngsters, former “ooh and aahh” Supreme Mary Wilson appeared with the North Carolina Symphony as part of the Fidelity Investments Pops Series.
Broadway Series South presented The Christmas Music of Manheim Steamroller by Chip Davis on Monday, November 29. The iconic group, celebrating its 25th Annual Christmas Tour, brought the Christmas season to an early life by playing all the classic holidays songs with a hip new spin and introducing the audience to some tunes they hadn’t… Read More ›
Sheryl Crow and Colbie Caillat played to a nearly sold out crowd at Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary on Aug. 15th.
Jason Gallagher, who harmonized with NOTAR on many of his performances, was a real show stealer. Gallagher, who is the singer for a band called Leroy Justice, (http://www.leroyjustice.com) had an amazing voice that had many concertgoers stopping and asking, “Wow, who is that guy?”
Hometown favorite Clay Aiken opened the show with a rousing rendition of “Home” from THE WIZ, then delighted his legion of local fans with two saucy selections from his new album “Tried and True,”
Raleigh resident Carolyn Elliot, a self professed Michaelson fanatic, gushed, “I love Ingrid’s sincerity and how genuine she is about her music. I love how real of a person she is. She just inspires me.”
It’s a kind of magic. ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN, which Broadway Series South brought to the City of Oaks for one night only, on March 28th, had Raleigh Memorial Auditorium rocking and rolling and the highly appreciative Sunday-night audience on its feet, dancing in the aisles and cheering from their seats
Only a band with the giant reputation of U2 could pull off a concert and not be upstaged by the stage
Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd pack the house performing to another sold out crowd in the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek last Friday, August 24.
The Will McBride Group has the power to engross listeners…