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A Christmas Story: The Musical at the Durham Performing Arts Center Is a Real Crowd Pleaser

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December 29, 2021 • A&E Theatre Reviews, Lead Story, Reviews

Big League Productions, Inc.’s national tour of A Christmas Story: The Musical, staged with brio by director Matt Lenz and crisply choreographed by choreographer Warren Carlyle and associate choreographer Jason A. Sparks — especially the delightful tap-dance sequences — opened at the Durham Performing Arts Center the day after the day after the day after… Read More ›

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This preview is based on a Cary Players news release. — R.W.M. Everybody loves the classic 1946 film It’s A Wonderful Life. And the Cary Players have presented stage adaptations of It’s A Wonderful Life in the past, using a large cast of adult and child performers. For their Christmas show this time… Read More ›

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Judas Priest @ Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC  September 14, 2021 Tonight was my first show having to bring my “papers”. Live Nation’s “rona” protocols with no masks needed outdoors (except photographers). If you did not have proof of vaccine or negative test papers less than a week old, they would gladly charge you $39.95 for… Read More ›

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by LeeAnn Riddle  All parents know that what is appropriate for one child may not be suitable for another child. This is also true with respect to the toys kids play with. Age can determine what type of toys are safe for children. It is the toy manufacturers legal duty to ensure all products display… Read More ›

A&E Dance Reviews »

Less is more, when it comes to Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy’s new touring show, Maks & Val’s Stripped Down Tour, which played the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 31st. Mustachioed Maksim “Maks” Chmerkovskiy is a Latin Ballroom champion, and first appeared on Dancing with the Stars in… Read More ›

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KoЯn @ Walnut Creek August 10, 2021 I’m back!  This is my first show this season after all the Rona stuff as mentioned in the Staind review. It was a nice day for my first event back albeit photographers now have to shoot from the soundboard and are required to mask up. Maybe 10-20% of… Read More ›

A&E Theatre Reviews »

Big League Productions, Inc.’s national tour of A Christmas Story: The Musical, staged with brio by director Matt Lenz and crisply choreographed by choreographer Warren Carlyle and associate choreographer Jason A. Sparks — especially the delightful tap-dance sequences — opened at the Durham Performing Arts Center the day after the day after the day after… Read More ›

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In staging Thornton Wilder’s 1942 three-act masterpiece, The Skin of Our Teeth, which won the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, PlayMakers Repertory Company’s producing artistic director Vivienne Benesch has skillfully updated the settings for a 21st century audience. Despite its age, the 79-year-old play’s themes are so very timely today. The action starts in a… Read More ›

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young jazz musicians

The Philharmonic Association – Triangle Youth Music is offering a week intensive for young musicians who want to gain skills in jazz. Auditions will be held Monday July 15 for selection into two big bands. The intensive will run July 16 – 19, 6:30 – 9:00 at the Cary Arts Center. A free concert Saturday… Read More ›