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Re: “America: Imagine the World Without Her

great movie. Absolutely amazing!

Posted by Kristen Farrell on 11/21/2014 at 1:28 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 www.durhamsymphony.org or call 919-491-6576

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

Re: “Sassool

:) :) Yummus!

Posted by Lisa Creech Saleh on 11/14/2014 at 7:36 AM

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: “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

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: “Ice House Theatre

Nice place to hear old country music and original songwriting. Eric Strickland always puts on a good show there. In addition; you can bring your kids along. kid 12 and under were free. Come on out and give this family friendly venue a try.

Posted by Photomike on 10/20/2014 at 5:09 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! https://theaffectionates.bandcamp.com

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

Re: “Dark Disciple

This action/thriller is perfect for the Halloween season, debuting in Showcase Cinemas Randolph, MA Oct. 17 -23

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Posted by Allan Caggiano on 09/27/2014 at 11:43 PM

Re: “Fiesta Mexicana

We have loved these guys for 18 years. Good, consistent food, served by friendly and thoughtful waiters. The staff turnover has been slow, which means a lot to me. This is our default eatery.

Posted by Jody Coyody on 09/21/2014 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Xanadu

Huge fun romp on roller skates!

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

Re: “Dean’s Seafood Grill & Bar

A great selection of oyster's and a menu that is always changing, and outstanding service, what else can you ask for. food is delicious also a great wine and beer selection.

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Posted by Richard Thomas Lourie Jr. on 09/12/2014 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Green Room

The Green Room is such a unique place to spend time. Not only do they have one of the best beer selections on the East Coast, the clientele are people of all ages, races, genders, sexualities, economic backgrounds, and creeds. The only unifying factor between us all is a dedication to dignity and honor that is gently aided by the wonderful housemen. If there were more places in Durham that could sustain this type of active diversity, we'd be a better city.
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Posted by Sally South on 09/08/2014 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Greek Festival 2014

The food is amazing and the entertainment is great for the entire family! Highly recommended!

Posted by EE on 09/02/2014 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Weird Al Yankovic Burlesque Tribute

This is going to be a great show! Local Performers and Performers from Greensboro! Come check out an awesome show that you are not going to want to miss!

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Posted by Ashe Smith on 08/26/2014 at 7:21 PM

Re: “One: A Story of Love and Equality

This is a really great effort to capture the views of the equality of love and marriage in the LGBTQ community. I have to commend Becca and Melina for a well put together film to capture the views for ammendment one.. It is obvious they spent a lot of time and effort even when they knew it was a battle just to speak to the community who were for the ammendment.

This is definitely well created and a must see.

Posted by Sylvia Sly Williams on 08/18/2014 at 7:34 AM

Re: “One: A Story of Love and Equality

A moving and inspiring documentary about the people of on both sides of the Amendment One issue. A must-see, especially for everyone in NC.

Posted by Mark Allan on 08/17/2014 at 4:35 PM

Re: “RALAK Reggae Festival: Midnite, Crucial Fiya, Ras Kofi Da Farmah, Incient Rootsman, Jahmanna, Amazin Papa G, War General, Unit 3, Ashanti Selassie, Nuby Dan, Sister Iyata Safari, Nyahbinghi Youth Choir, Anjahla Marie, Cayenne the Lion King, Addis Crew

One of the Best Family Friendly Events of the Year!!! The event is held at Stone Circles, a 70 acre farm/spiritual retreat...An Excellent outdoor atmosphere...More Information and ticket purchasing can be found at www.ralak.com!

Hope to see you there!!!

Posted by rasaziz on 08/16/2014 at 12:31 PM

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