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Art of Cool Festival 2017: Durham Changes, Jazz Lasts

Art of Cool Festival 2017: Durham Changes, Jazz Lasts

The festival celebrates its fourth year in Durham this weekend.

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Onstage or in a Museum, George Clinton's Cult of Personality Keeps on Funking

Festival Guide The funk megastar headlines the Art of Cool Festival Saturday Night at the Carolina Theatre.

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The Shape of Jazz in Durham

Music Feature A new exhibit at the Museum of Durham History celebrates the Bull City's jazz legacy.

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Here's What You Shouldn't Miss at Art of Cool This Weekend

Festival Guide We picked some.

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Cicely Mitchell Unites Rev. Barber, George Clinton, and Common to Further Art of Cool's Artivist Missions

Festival Guide Festival director discusses growing into her role and the fest's outlook for its future in Durham.

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With Songs, Stories, and Curiosity, David Holt Made a Life Out of North Carolina Folk

Music Feature David Holt is bringing the family bones with him to Saxapahaw this weekend.

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Oddisee Might Not Be a Megastar, But He's a Creative Champion of Instrumental Hip-Hop

Music Feature The Washington, D.C. native performs at Kings in Raleigh on Friday, April 21.

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Streaming Didn't Kill the Music Industry. Major Labels Did.

Music Feature Musicians struggle to make money through streaming, but the same platforms offer other opportunities for artists to build their careers.

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With Theft!, Two Duke Law Professors Examine The History of "Borrowing" in Music

Music Feature You can download the comic for free through a Creative Commons license.

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Listening to Boy Bands and Riot Grrrls with Bruxes' Rachel Hirsh

Music Feature Bruxes headlines at Deep South in Raleigh Saturday night.

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Travel Restrictions Create New Headaches for Foreign Artists, U.S. Presenters, and Organizations Like Center Stage

Music Feature What do we lose when international artists can't tour in the United States?

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Jake Xerxes Fussell Unearths More Hidden Gems of Folk Music on His Excellent New Record, What in the Natural World

Music Feature Fussell celebrates the release of his second LP Friday night at Chapel Hill's Nightlight.

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The Nile Project Lays Down Sustainable Solutions in Its Weeklong Triangle Residency—And a New Record, Too

Music Feature The collective of musicians hailing from countries along the Nile hosts a bevy of events in Raleigh this week.

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In Durham, The Ambitious Beat Makers of Raund Haus Are Building Their Own Home for Electronic Experimentation

Music Feature Now a year old, the collective is strengthening its presence in the Bull City.

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The Zombies' Rod Argent Reflects on Fifty Years of Odessey and Oracle, the Classic Record That Almost Wasn't

Music Feature The Zombies perform the album in full at Durham's Carolina Theatre Monday night.

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Polyphonic Spree: Cappella Pratensis Turns to the Music and Art of Two Fifteenth-Century Dutchmen to Celebrate Chaos

Music Feature The acclaimed choral ensemble performs at Duke's Baldwin Auditorium Friday night.

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Pulitzer-Winning Composer Caroline Shaw Returns to Her Home State for a Run with the North Carolina Symphony

Music Feature Shaw performs with the symphony's string quartet at Kings Friday night before joining the full ensemble on Saturday.

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Popular Events

  • Sarah Shook & The Disarmers @ Cat's Cradle

    • Fri., April 28, 9 p.m. $12
  • Flimsy, Veronica V, Mirror7 @ Deep South the Bar

    • Sat., May 6, 9 p.m. $8
  • Greensky Bluegrass @ The Ritz

    • Fri., May 12, 8 p.m.
  • Durham Medical Orchestra Spring Concert @ Duke Campus: Baldwin Auditorium

    • Fri., May 5, 7:30-9:30 p.m. free
  • Roger "Hurricane" Wilson, Fat Bastard Blues Band @ Blue Note Grill

    • Sat., May 6, 8 p.m. $8

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