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Re: “Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion

AWSOME People and AWSOME Music ....Bill West is the BEST !!!

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Posted by Diane Kyle-Smith on 12/01/2014 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion

54-west is an excellent venue ! The acoustics are phenomenal. The staff is friendly. The place has lots of charm. It will become your fav hangout, guaranteed !

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Posted by Laura Mitchell Lindsey on 12/01/2014 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Durham Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops

This Christmas be part of the merriest musical tradition of the season with the Durham Symphony Orchestra's annual Holiday Pops concert. This popular program for families includes your favorite sounds of the season, including Mozart’s “Sleigh Ride” and music from Tchaikovsky’s "The Nutcracker". A fun feature of this year’s Pops concert is the traditional sing-along featuring "Christmas Memories", which includes songs like "Frosty the Snowman", "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town", "Here Comes Santa Claus", "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".

A highlight of the concert will be the most famous Christmas medley ever written for orchestra, Leroy Anderson's "A Christmas Festival". It includes the songs "Joy to the World", "Deck the Halls", "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", "Good King Wenceslas", “The First Noel”, "Hark the Herald Angels Sing", "Silent Night" and "Jingle Bells".

Joining us this year will be the Hillandale Children’s Chorus. This chorus has delighted DSO audiences in seasons past. They will help make this your favorite musical memory of the holidays.

Join Maestro William Henry Curry and the Durham Symphony for one of Durham’s most delightful holiday traditions on Friday, December 5, 7PM, at the Durham Armory, 220 Foster Street, Durham NC.

Among the much anticipated elements will be a silent auction featuring affordable gifts for the holidays, and a dessert buffet with treats from some of Durham’s finest bakers.

Tickets: Main Floor with Dessert Buffet - $30 Adult, $10 Child (4-12 yo), $225 Table for 8
Balcony (buffet not included) - $15 Adult, $5 Child (4-12 yo)
Children 3 and Under Free

For more information, visit the Durham Symphony web site at or call 919-491-6576

Posted by Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse on 11/16/2014 at 7:51 PM

Re: “Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County

I saw the premiere of this musical last fall at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. The score is by John Mellencamp & the book by Stephen King. Some of the songs & scenes still haunt me... in a very good way! Bruce Greenwood played the lead at the time & who knew he had such an awesome singing voice? Highly recommended!

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Posted by Pamela Like on 11/13/2014 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Willie Watson, Liz Longley

I have been following the Old Crow Medecine Show for about 10 years, Some say I am not their fan but their stalker. It broke my heart when I heard Willie left the group, he was always my favorite of the group and added so much to their sound which Ketch wisely did not try to replace. Now that Willie is doing is own work and playing with the DRM it's only increased my admiration for him. This is one act you have got to see and you will understand my admiration for him and his career. I can only wish him the best and hope he plays aound the Carolina"s often so I may continue my "stalking" See you at the show tonight or at Mama's Dipps sometimes. Don't let the weather cause you to miss this event Ken

Posted by kenterry38 on 11/13/2014 at 2:26 PM

Re: “The Healthcare Movie

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Tickets are free, but limited.

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Posted by Onja Bock on 11/13/2014 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Pinhook Sixth Anniversary Party: Ex Hex, Speedy Ortiz

Best club in all the land!!!

Posted by Bri Flannery Aab on 11/07/2014 at 1:42 PM

Re: “The Landing

Sometimes classical music fans enjoy a symphony concert, and at other times a chamber music concert of Beethoven’s “late quartets”. Sometimes it is great to see a large-scale musical on Broadway or on tour at DPAC, but is also delightful to see a work such as The Landing, a set of three small jewels now at the Deep Dish Theater. For this work, John Kander, who wrote the music for Cabaret and Chicago, has now brought us a chamber musical. At the Deep Dish we see four musicians accompanying four actors playing different roles in three short works. Instead of bringing us another big musical, 86-year-old John Kander has brought us his own late quartets.

Last year Kander teamed up with 35-year-old playwright Greg Pierce to bring us The Landing in New York. This fall, Paul Frellick of Deep Dish Theater is staging The Landing for its second time. Paul Frellick’s direction is spare, clean, and not self-indulgent. What adds to the stories’ poignancy is the use of the unamplified instruments and voices.

One of the themes of the three stories is that of loneliness and the longing -- and need -- for companionship of different kinds. You will also find common themes among the three stories made clear in the third play, but that each has its own unique twist.

The acting is all top-level. In the second, Mark Ridenour gives an extraordinary performance. Yet he still gives actress Erin Tito enough room to perform amazingly in what is the lead role. With disciplined acting, the second story is a well-crafted example of the theater of the absurd. Equal to the first two actors – and giving us an acting clinic of his own -- is John Allore in a series of small cameos (some of which are stunning) and well as principal roles. The three actors work well-together with marvelous performances by thirteen-year-old Neil Bullard. Under Frellick’s direction, the ensemble plays well together in all three chamber musicals.

In the future, playwright Greg Pierce could certainly write larger-scale plays or musical dramas. But many of us would also be delighted if he and Kander kept working on their own, small-scale works until Kander is 96.

Don’t miss “The Landing” at the Deep Dish Theater. Its three chamber musicals are jewels.

Rich Haney

Posted by RichHaney on 11/02/2014 at 8:23 PM


The bronzed chorus rawk!!! They're gonna be the next aerosmith!!!

Posted by Shamus Johnson on 10/30/2014 at 2:07 PM

Re: “One Tribe Fest

Going to be Great! Live music, Art, gifts, healers, intuitives, kids corner, sword group, lectures and so much more! Can't wait!!!

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Posted by Dulce Levitz on 10/27/2014 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Durham Symphony Orchestra

Join the Durham Symphony Orchestra for a free, fun family event featuring selections from Stravinsky’s Infernal Dance from the Firebird Suite, Meredith Willson’s 76 Trombones and Williams’ Imperial March from Star Wars. Don your Halloween costumes to enter our Best Costume Contest and enjoy great Halloween-inspired music featuring the 65+ piece DSO. Enjoy a stunning visual performance by Paperhand Puppet Intervention. High Strung Petting Zoo will have a hands-on exhibit. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase starting at 6 pm.

Posted by Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse on 10/13/2014 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Lucien Baird Fashion Show

Great young fashion designer

Posted by Anthony Garcia-Copian on 10/09/2014 at 12:23 AM

Re: “The Affectionates, Heavy Mind, Diadem, Justin Chete

awesome thanks! The Affectionates give this review five out of five stars. here is the ep!

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Posted by Jeremy Blair on 10/08/2014 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Raleigh Junior Rollers Fall Brawl Double Header

More event info can be found here!…

Posted by Maureen Busuttil-Fennell on 09/27/2014 at 9:15 PM

Re: “Kid Congo Powers and the Pink Monkeybirds

This is going to be good one! They knocked us silly in their recent show at King's. Don't miss it!

Posted by Fuzzsonic on 09/24/2014 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Xanadu

Huge fun romp on roller skates!

Posted by Ann Haigler on 09/18/2014 at 7:29 PM

Re: “10 Years of Hyperdub with Kode 9, DJ Spinn, Taso and Scratcha DVA

Joe, this won't be a Badman Sound feature, at least this time, but that's certainly in my mind for the future. Thanks for reading, of course.

Posted by Grayson Currin, INDY Music Editor on 09/17/2014 at 12:57 PM

Re: “10 Years of Hyperdub with Kode 9, DJ Spinn, Taso and Scratcha DVA

I did indeed go! I hope what you're hinting at is a Badman Sound feature... I've been waiting for that article for a long time. Sean and Steph (and Uzoma, among others) have put Raleigh on the map for the whole 'bass' scene. They are part of bringing the sound system movement to the Triangle... A movement that forces listeners to think about the relationship between music and its intended venue. An experience that can only be replicated in clubs, with other people, and certain types of music.

Posted by Joe Chapman on 09/17/2014 at 12:22 PM

Re: “10 Years of Hyperdub with Kode 9, DJ Spinn, Taso and Scratcha DVA

Joe, thanks for the comments. I'll let Mr. Soderberg respond to your longer comments, but just so you know, I'll be writing about the show for a piece next week and mentioning the custom sound system that indeed came in. Sounded great. Did you go?

Posted by Grayson Currin, INDY Music Editor on 09/17/2014 at 11:39 AM

Re: “10 Years of Hyperdub with Kode 9, DJ Spinn, Taso and Scratcha DVA

"The 'dub' part of the subgenre made some sense, referring to the weed-heavy percussion that offered a dungeon's echo of dub reggae, paired with patient, artful two-step beats."

Common misconception. If you listen to any of these DJs, their dub/reggae influence is minimal. The dub in hyperdub refers more to dubplates than it does to the... "weed-heavy percussion" of reggae (could that description be any lazier? What the fuck does a "weed-heavy" snare sound like?). "Dub" is a reference to DJ culture -- cutting dubs, playing obscure B sides, etc.

What should the reader expect for this show? Dubstep and "very-out-there electronic" music? Sure, you can read the Wiki page and listen to 9 Samurai, but if you looked any further than that, you'd know that Kode9 and Hyperdub are so far removed from the dubstep scene at this point that this preview is anachronistic and does nothing to explain what these guys are currently playing.

People worked hard to bring this show to Raleigh... And no mention of the custom speaker rig brought out for the event... what a fuckin' preview

Posted by Joe Chapman on 09/17/2014 at 10:14 AM

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