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Duke Performances presented the Filter Theatre/Royal Shakespeare Company production of Twelfth Night on Feb. 5th and 6th in R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater on Duke University's West Campus

Filter Skelter: Twelfth Night Is a Delightful Evening’s Entertainment for Duke Performances’ Patrons

If you ever secretly harbored a desire to see what Charles Manson might have made of William Shakespeare’s preening, pompous manservant, Malvolio … well, sorry, too late, because the Filter Theatre Company/Royal Shakespeare Company production of Twelfth Night has packed its bags and set sail following a two-night stand for Duke Performances in Duke University’s… Read More ›

Cassandra Wilson Celebrated Billie Holiday on April 4th at The Carolina Theatre of Durham

Anyone who wants to challenge nature and embody the works of Billie Holiday has a mountain to scale but when that person is Cassandra Wilson, the mountain becomes a mole hill and Holiday smiles from the great beyond. On April 4th, Wilson took the challenge at The Carolina Theatre of Durham; and as a part… Read More ›

Cassandra Wilson will celebrate jazz singer and songwriter Billie Holiday in "Coming Forth by Day" at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 4th, at The Carolina Theatre of Durham (photo by Mark Seliger)

Cassandra Wilson Will Perform “Coming Forth by Day: A Celebration of Billie Holiday” on April 4th

Grammy Award-winning 59-year-old Jackson, MS-born jazz vocalist, musician, songwriter and producer Cassandra Wilsonwill perform Coming Forth by Day: A Celebration of Billie Holiday, at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 4th, at The Carolina Theatre of Durham, as part of the Duke Performances series. According to Duke Performances: “Cassandra Wilson, perhaps the greatest living jazz singer,… Read More ›

Duke Performances and The Carolina Theatre of Durham presented the "Oh Yeah! Tour," starring legendary New Orleans musicians Allen Toussaint (left) and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, on Nov. 6th in Fletcher Hall at The Carolina Theatre

Allen Toussaint and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band Rocked The Carolina Theatre of Durham on Nov. 6th

During the first five minutes of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s performance on Thursday, Nov. 6th, it was obvious that Duke Performances and The Carolina Theatre of Durham had hit a good ol’ American home run by scheduling the Oh Yeah! Tour, starring Allen Toussaint and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s. The musicians stroll onto… 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

On Aug. 9th, the Pat Metheny Unity Group Rocked The Carolina Theatre Like No Other Jazz Group

  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 ›