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Re: “Pioneering African-American Sci-Fi Author Octavia Butler’s Empathy and Foresight Take the Stage in Parable of the Sower

This looks wonderful! I cant wait until it goes on the road so we can see it in California!

Posted by Michelle Nogales on 11/18/2017 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Raleigh Room Escapes Slips Through the Keyhole Between Room-Escape Games and Immersive Theater

Spelling error for one of the owners of RRE: it's Rebekah Carmichael, not Rachel Carmichael. Also, the shows run between 60-90 minutes. Thanks!

Posted by J Robert Raines on 10/25/2017 at 1:01 PM

Re: “To an Anxious, Isolated Teen Girl, David Sedaris Offered Far More than Funny Essays

This touching essay reminds me of when my daughter and her close friend, then in high school, attended one of Sedaris' readings and spoke with him afterwards at a Raleigh event. He was so gracious and made them feel unique. He even complimented my daughter's blouse and added a sketch while autographing his book. What a wonderful man!

Posted by Donata Guerra on 10/19/2017 at 1:46 PM

Re: “The Cake Edits Reality to Ignore the Everyday Consequences of Bible Belt Homophobia

your 20 sept review of playmakers current offering missed the boat, big time. the play portrayed all the characters as humans - flawed, ignorant, clueless, but mainly capable of love - both giving and receiving.
the reviewer describes macy's character as a 'boorish, invasive, crusading liberal from the north'; a more accurate - and compassionate - description might be someone who has their own set of preconceived notions, acting with preemptive defensiveness, thereby allowing the audience to perceive this character as someone in pain and confusion, perhaps not speaking from a safe place, thus speaking in a way in which 'humans generally don't talk...'.
the reviewer may do well to spend some time getting familiar with the story of derek black (… ), a real life 'hater' saved by compassion and understanding not dissimilar to that shown by the characters in this play for one another.
this is one of the finest plays i have seen at playmakers in a long time - your two-star ranking does a disservice to your readers.

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Posted by Pointyhead on 09/22/2017 at 1:15 PM

Re: “LaVare’s House Is a Much-Needed Durham Haven for LGBTQIA People in Addiction Recovery

Our community is indeed fortunate that LaVare's House provides a supportive living environment for LGBTQIA folk in recovery.

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Posted by Larry W Clubine on 09/20/2017 at 1:00 PM

Re: “LaVare’s House Is a Much-Needed Durham Haven for LGBTQIA People in Addiction Recovery

Find out more about LaVare's House and the LaVare Leith Foundation at

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Posted by Daniel Wilson on 09/20/2017 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Love and Biotech Coexist in Jeff VanderMeer's Borne

Another great interview, Sam!!

Posted by Eryk Pruitt on 09/11/2017 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Wants Upon a Time Is a Commedia Dell'arte Interrogation of What Happily Ever After Really Means

Oh, I'd be amused even without the in-jokes. These folks are having a great time, and the setting is transportive. I've seen it a few times, and knowing that the dialogue is all improvised by the cast makes it even richer, and more fun. It might have been conceived for children, but it's adults who most need to get the message!

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Posted by needsomeokra on 08/26/2017 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Puppet Genius Jeghetto Bequeaths Fantastical Creatures and Afrofuturist Themes to National TV and Local Kids—Including His Son

Jeghetto will be one of the artists featured at the National Folk Festival in Greensboro September 8-10!

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Posted by Ben Duvall-Irwin on 08/11/2017 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Highway to Hell: Take a haunted house road trip

I want to take my teenage niece and nephew to their first haunted house. I love that fear factor that it seems so real, that I wonder if it might actually be real. Like grapes masquerading as eyeballs. Who thinks of things like that. I'll keep all this in mind, when I choose the perfect haunted house.

Posted by SHexner81 on 06/30/2017 at 1:00 PM

Re: “The Greeks Streamlines Sophocles’s Theban Trilogy Into Three Nimble, Strikingly Modern One-Acts

The photo credit is incorrect. The photo was taken and edited by Areon Mobasher for Burning Coal Theatre Company. Please fix this.

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Posted by Areon Mobasher on 06/21/2017 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Victor Ekpuk’s Divine Mural at the North Carolina Museum of Art Heralds New Life for Its African Galleries

Great work of art, the work is "nulli secundus" coming from Incredible Ekpuk !


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Posted by david sodade on 06/14/2017 at 6:40 PM
Posted by Neels on 05/31/2017 at 5:47 PM
Posted by Barbara 2 on 05/31/2017 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Remembering Baba Chuck Davis, Legendary Voice of the African Dance Diaspora

Note that some details of Baba Chuck Davis's memorial services have been updated. We've updated the info box here to reflect the most current details.

Posted by Brian Howe, INDY managing editor for arts & culture on 05/24/2017 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Remembering Baba Chuck Davis, Legendary Voice of the African Dance Diaspora


Friday, June 2, 1pm - 7pm
Fisher Memorial UHC - 420 E Piedmont Ave, Durham, NC 27707
The body will lay in state and a time of Community Tributes will begin at 5:00 p.m.

Funeral Services:
Saturday, June 3, 11:00 a.m.
Union Baptist Church - 904 N Roxboro St, Durham, NC 27701

for further information: Dr. B. Angeloe Burch Sr. - 919-672-1058

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Posted by ladichel on 05/17/2017 at 6:59 PM

Re: “Remembering Baba Chuck Davis, Legendary Voice of the African Dance Diaspora

Please post funeral arraignments.

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Posted by Margarita Martinez-Sheehan on 05/17/2017 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Arts Access Flips the Standard Line on Artists with Disabilities by Celebrating the Art, Not the Disabilities

Great article! We look forward to hosting the theater showcase at Raleigh Little Theatre

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Posted by Charles Phaneuf on 05/09/2017 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Katherine Applegate

what is this

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Posted by KATLYN SIMMONS on 05/09/2017 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Cherry Vanilla's New Wave Adventures in the Sixties and Seventies Flavor Jaybird O'Berski's Jacques Brel Revue

Cherry has a fantastic personality, and so it is that all her interviews are a joy for me to read!


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Posted by Siobhan DiNardo on 04/22/2017 at 12:03 AM

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