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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 ›

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 on the second floor of N.C. State University's Talley Student Union in Raleigh

Camille Brown’s BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play Is a Captivating Hour of Dance, Beats, and Chants

If I could compare N.C. State LIVE’s Feb. 25th presentation of Camille A. Brown’s BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play to anything it would perhaps be this scene from the 1950 film Summer Stock. Like Gene Kelly investigating a creaky floorboard and an abandoned newspaper, Brown takes it further to delve into the sounds and feeling of… Read More ›

The HillBenders include (from left) Mark Cassidy, Nolan Lawrence, Gary Rea, Chad "Gravy Boat" Graves, and Jim Rea

The HillBenders’ Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry Is an Amazing Experience

It’s hard to hear the song lyric, “Ever since I was a young boy I played the silver ball,” without breaking out in your own air-guitar rendition of The Who’s historic 1969 rock opera, Tommy. The HillBenders, wanting to “pair bluegrass with the other music we grew up with,” bring it into their own genre… Read More ›

N.C. State LIVE presented three SOLD-OUT performances of The Other Mozart, written and performed by Sylvia Milo, on Nov. 11th and 12th in the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre in Frank Thompson Hall

Playwright/Performer Sylvia Milo Gives Voice to the Unsung Genius of The Other Mozart

N.C. State LIVE brought Polish playwright, violinist, and actress Sylvia Milo and her internationally touring one-woman play, The Other Mozart, to N.C. State University’s Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre last weekend. Milo won the 2015 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Solo Performance as Maria Anna “Nannerl” Mozart (1751-1829), older sister of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91)…. Read More ›

N.C. State LIVE brought The Capitol Steps to Stewart Theatre in the Talley Student Union for two shows on Saturday, Sept. 10th

Politicians’ Foibles and Scandals Provide Grist for The Capitol Steps’ Satirical Mill

Pretty nearly everyone over 55 has heard of The Capitol Steps, a political parody troupe that performed two shows this past Saturday in Stewart Theatre in N.C. State University’s Talley Student Union in Raleigh, NC, as part of the N.C. State LIVE series. The satirizing singing group arose in the early 1980s as a pastime… Read More ›

N.C. State LIVE presented Yamato: The Drummers of Japan Feb. 20th in Stewart Theatre (photo by Masa Ogawa)

The Yamato Drummers Rocked Stewart Theatre on Feb. 20th for N.C. State LIVE!

High energy. Dynamic. Dramatic. Engaging. Funny. Amazing. All are adjectives that describe N.C. State LIVE’s one-night-only Feb. 20th presentation of Yamato: The Drummers of Japan, a seven-person group of drummers who really rocked the Stewart Theatre in NCSU’s Talley Student Union in Raleigh. With a powerful sense of showmanship, incredible drumming skills, and the energy… Read More ›

A Simple Space Is Simply “Out-of-This-World”!

On Nov. 5-7, N.C. State LIVE is presenting four fabulous performances of A Simple Space by a troupe of Australian acrobats called Gravity & Other Myths in Stewart Theatre in NCSU’s newly renovated Talley Student Union. Although the space itself is, indeed, kept simple, the performance is anything but! Gravity & Other Myths begins with… Read More ›

Not So Simple: Gravity & Other Myths’ Acrobatics Will Wow the Crowds at NCSU’s Stewart Theatre

Acrobatic performances usually have a few elements of humor and some startling gymnastics. Gravity & Other Myths has crammed their performance of A Simple Space — playing today and tomorrow in Stewart Theatre as part of the N.C. State LIVE series — with laugh-out-loud humor and also with scarily startling, uncanny routines. The audience laughs… Read More ›

Gravity & Other Myths will perform A Simple Space for N.C. State LIVE on Nov. 5-7

Australian Acrobatic Ensemble Gravity & Other Myths Lives Up to Its Name in A Simple Space

This week, N.C. State LIVE (formerly NCSU Center Stage) will present four “Up close and thrilling!” performances of A Simple Space — performed with panache aplenty by the award-winning Adelaide, Australia-based acrobatics ensemble Gravity & Other Myths, on Nov. 5-7 in Stewart Theatre on the second floor of NCSU’s Talley Student Union. Talk Fringe of… Read More ›