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Lean In and Brace Yourself for Ward Theatre Company’s Revival

Don’t think. What are you feeling right now? At this very moment and place. That feeling has more influence on your behavior than any conscious thought. Sanford Meisner would say that to be an effective actor, that premise must guide one’s every move. In 1935, Meisner introduced a set of exercises designed to bring an… Read More ›

An evening with Rob Thomas proves both personal and entertaining

A mixed crowd of fans, young and old, assembled into Durham’s Performing Arts Center and erupted into boisterous, unison applause for Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Rob Thomas as he took the stage and began to croon, “Don’t you wanna go for a ride/Just keep your hands inside”


The American Dance Festival (ADF) is proud to announce the official grand opening of the Samuel H. Scripps Studios, located at 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC.

Best Restaurant and Dining Deals around the DPAC in Durham

by Ron Wen As a season subscriber to Durham Performing Arts Center’s (DPAC) Broadway series, I’ve gotten to know the area really well when it comes to restaurants. Between the DPAC and the Durham Bulls, this revived neighborhood can get really busy, which is actually a great thing! With all the people flowing through… Read More ›

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

he annual Full Frame Tribute will be presented to Stanley Nelson for his significant contribution to the documentary form.
The 2012 Thematic Program will focus on family, with a series of films curated by Ross McElwee. McElwee will also present his most recent film “Photographic Memory” at the April event.

Know Someone Who Wants to be a Rockette


Dickeys Barbecue Pit Winner Readers Choice Awards for Best Barbecue in the Triangle

Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Barbecue in the Triangle

Dickeys Barbecue Pit Winner Readers Choice Awards for Best Barbecue in the TriangleTriangle Arts and Entertainment is pleased to announce the winner of our 2011 Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Barbecue in the Triangle.

Plans Are Set For The Third Annual Epicurious Vino Challenge

The popular culinary event combines professional chefs with food, wine, music, and auctions to benefit children and adults with disabilities.

Triangle A&E Readers Vote for Best Brew in the Triangle

Best Brew in the Triangle – Reader’s Choice Awards

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day Triangle Arts and Entertainment is asking its readers to vote for their favorite beer brewed in the Triangle.

Best Picture – Vote Here

Triangle Arts and Entertainment readers are invited to place their vote for the Oscar – Best Picture.

"A John Waters Christmas" plays The Carolina Theatre on Dec. 15th

“A John Waters Christmas” Puts the X Back in Xmas

Putting the “X” back in Xmas, filmmaker John Waters’ rapid-fire monologue explores and explodes the traditional holiday rituals and traditions as he shares his compulsive desire to give and receive perverted gifts, a religious fanaticism for Santa Claus, and an unhealthy love of real-life holiday horror stories.

Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern Redghost

Lust, Revenge, and Obsession Loom Large in Little Green Pig’s “Redghost”

“[REDGHOST is] An original adaptation of one of Japan’s best-known and most terrifying ghost stories, Yotsuya Kaidan. Revenge, lust, obsession, and the fast track to Hell.”

September 2010 Theater Calendar

After the global success of their unique take on rhythm and physical theatre, STOMP co-creators Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas have taken their concept to a new level with PANDEMONIUM: THE LOST AND FOUND ORCHESTRA, which Broadway Series South will bring to Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on Sept. 29-Oct. 3.

August Theatre Calendar

AUGUST THEATER CALENDAR NOW PLAYING Aug. 25-29: “Tell Me on a Sunday,” starring Lauren Kennedy (Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy). Aug. 26: “The Hoof ‘n’ Horn Orientation Cabaret” (Hoof ‘n’ Horn in East Duke 209). Aug. 26-28: “Talking Things Over with Chekhov” (Free Association Theatre Ensemble at The ArtsCenter). Aug. 26-28: “Twelfth Night, Or… Read More ›


Common Ground Theatre’s current production of the R-rated 1996 sex comedy, BRIDES OF THE MOON, written and originally performed by The 5 Lesbian Brothers (Maureen Angelos, Babs Davy, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey, and Lisa Kron), is entertaining, but uneven, partly due to its smirky script — for example, the play takes place in the year… Read More ›

American Dance Festival

The American Dance Festival Brings a Party Back to the Block | May 23

Food, fun, music, previews, tickets, games, and prizes In celebration of the 2010 American Dance Festival (ADF), which runs June 10-July 24, ADF Modern Scene along with Pop’s, Parker and Otis, and Morgan Imports will throw the second annual pre-season ADF Block Party at Downtown Durham’s Peabody Place (Brightleaf District) Sunday, May 23 from 5-7pm. … Read More ›

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Full Frame Announces 51 NEW DOCS Selections for 2010 Festival | Apr 8-11

“We are proud to present so many great films as part of our NEW DOCS slate,” commented director of programming, Sadie Tillery.

Tops in the Triangle – Vote for best Show in the Triangle for 2009

Cast your vote for the best show in the Triangle and add your comments, add your review, and invite others to raise their voice.

Elegant Strings Performances | Nov 15

November 15 Concert Features Elegant Strings Performances The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle Continues 27th Season The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle ( continues its 27th season with an all-strings performance on Sunday, November 15, 2009. The 3 p.m. concert will be held at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, N.C. “The performance will take the… Read More ›

Broken | Oct 31

The piece is a snapshot into the lives of three women balancing the struggles of relationships and faith as life deals them unexpected twist and turns. A story of abuse, death, and wrong choices, Broken exposes the failures of the human heart and reveals that sometimes in order to be whole and healed, one may have to come to their breaking point in which they can no longer continue in their morbid existence, but strive for a plan greater than their own.


Two arts councils representing Johnston and Alamance Counties are the latest agencies to agree to support the Piedmont Laureate Program. They will join the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, and United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County.

HEART · Friday · September 4 · 7 p.m. · Booth Amphitheatre

This past April, Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson will received a songwriting award. ASCAP’s Founders Award is given to artists who “have made pioneering contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators,” according to the organization. The Wilson sisters are responsible for “Barracuda,” “Crazy on You,” “Alone,” and “These Dreams,” among other hits.

Theatre In The Park Announces 2009 – 2010 Season

Master Class, features local actor, Lynda Clark as Maria Callas, a New York-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned opera singers of the twentieth century.

Movies by Moonlight, Thursdays 6/4 — 8/13

In what has become a popular summer favorite, “Movies by Moonlight” Series will return to the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary for another stellar season presented by WakeMed.

What Really Happened… Rick Elice Talks About The Jersey Boys Phenomenon

Forget about show-stopping finales. In Jersey Boys, the smash-hit musical about the rise and fall of The Four Seasons, the pinnacle of excitement comes about 45 minutes into the first act.

Theatre In The Park Announces Auditions for the 35th Anniversary Production of A Christmas Carol

Theatre In The Park Announces Auditions for the 35th Anniversary Production of A Christmas Carol Auditions Scheduled for June 25 – 29, 2009

Triangle Brass Band Free Summer Pops Series – June 6 and 27, July 18

The Triangle Brass Band is a group of 38 brass and percussion performers drawn from the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina.

The Will McBride Group releases debut CD “Trifecta”

Top central NC band unveils unique mix of jazz and Latin-influenced pop and funk


AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL EXPLORES WHERE BALLET AND MODERN MEET JUNE 11 – JULY 25, 2009 8 World Premieres 1 US Premiere 4 Reconstructions The American Dance Festival (ADF) rings in 76 glorious years by exploring Where Ballet and Modern Meet. The Festival will investigate the influences that modern dance and ballet have had on one… Read More ›

A Midsummer Night’s Dream | July 23-26

In “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” four young lovers enter an enchanted forest. They wander into a world of mischievous fairies, and neither the humans nor the magical beings they encounter will ever be the same.