September 11, 2001 was a day of great trauma and tremendous loss. We all lived through the devastation wreaked by the terror attacks, and it is easy to focus on the horror of it all. However, from this great tragedy came stories of great beauty: people such as the New York firefighters, who selflessly stormed… Continue reading Come from Away at DPAC Salutes Unsung Canadian Heroes Who Hosted Travelers Stranded After September 11, 2001
There’s a famous song about the events of September 11, 2001, one that asks, “Where were you when the world stopped turning?” As it turns out, some people were up in the air and, when air travel was stopped, about 7,000 of them found themselves stranded in the tiny town of Gander in Newfoundland. Come… Continue reading DPAC’s Production of Come from Away Hits All the Right Emotional Notes
The charismatic characterizations and invigorating vocals of Bryan Fenkart, Felicia Boswell, and Kent Overshown pump up the volume of the exuberant National Tour of “Memphis,” much to the delight of Durham Performing Arts Center patrons attending the show’s eight performances on Jan. 24-29 in the Bull City.
“Memphis” takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50’s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun [played by Bryan Fenkart] fell in love with everything he shouldn’t: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer [Felicia Boswell as Felicia]. “Memphis” is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever.