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

Davis, who built a global dance legacy from right here in Durham, passed away at age eighty on Mother's Day.

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The Arsenio Hall Show Was Ahead of Its Time in Promoting Black Artists. Too Bad It's Still Ahead of Ours.

The host of a relatively short-lived but seminal talk show brings his stand-up comedy to Goodnights in Raleigh for four shows this weekend.

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

The Raleigh nonprofit launches a monthlong "Series of Fortunate Events," including visual art, theater, music, writing, and film, in May.

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The Drain on Main Is Only for the Rain. Durham Hired Artist Candy Carver to Remind Us.

To commemorate Creek Week, Carver painted a mural around the storm drain in front of Viceroy.

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

The "muse" of O'Berski's Duke Theater Studies production reads from her memoir, Lick Me, on the show's Studio 54-inspired set.

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Through Journals and Kaleidoscopes, Catherine Edgerton Shines Healing Light on Mental Health and Addiction Challenges

Edgerton's exhibit Bottled Light has its opening reception at the Carrack this Friday.

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The Makery and Mercury Studio Merge Into the Mothership, a Haven for Coworking and Local Design

The businesses have long been close collaborators but recently made it official in advance of a move away from Geer Street, likely by the end of the year.

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L.O.G., One of Local Art's Best-Kept Secrets, Steals Out of the Woods for a Sojourn in the City

The L.O.G.-curated exhibit Deadpan, part of the group's ongoing residency at Lump in Raleigh, closes this weekend.

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Particle Falls, a Spectacular Display With a Pressing Environmental Message, Lights Up Downtown Raleigh

The exhibit is on view after sundown on Hargett Street starting March 24.

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Legendary Filmmaker and Lowbrow Virtuoso John Waters Gets Even Filthier for Our Lowbrow Times

Waters brings his one-person show, This Filthy World: Dirtier & Filthier, to the Carolina Theatre on Thursday, March 9.

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The Life and Times of Durham's Own Daedalus, Jaybird O'Berski, on the Eve of Little Green Pig's Wildest Theatrical Maze Yet

We profile one of the Triangle's most influential, enduring theater artists and explore the ambitious immersive theater installation This Is Not a Novel.

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Landscaping? Sculpture? Architecture? Patrick Dougherty's Latest Stickwork Paints Them All in Natural Light.

We visited the Chapel Hill artist and his team while they finished up new sculptures at Duke Gardens.

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Artist Heather Gordon Makes Herself a Mirror for Justin Tornow to Dance Inside at 21c Museum Hotel

The art-dance collaboration Echo will be performed at 21c on Thursday night.

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With Emoji-Strength Forms, Nina Chanel Abney Overpowers the Limits Placed on Artists by Identity Politics

The New York City-based artist's first solo museum exhibition, Royal Flush, is currently on view at the Nasher.

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A Durham Press and National Poets Put Their Money Where Their Mouth Is with Anti-Police-Brutality Anthology Resisting Arrest

One of many national community events celebrating the book takes place at Letters Bookshop on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

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Superhero Industry Overkill and Franklin Street Development Kayo a Triangle Institution, Chapel Hill Comics

The comics shop, which has a four-decade history on or near Franklin Street, will close sometime next month.

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Groundbreaking Durham Activist and Lawyer Pauli Murray Connected Race and Gender Before the Intersectional Era

Learn the amazing, influential story of someone whose family home in Durham recently became a national historic landmark.

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Kara Walker's Silhouettes and SLIPPAGE's Dance Response Explode Ideas About Black Bodies

Duke professor Thomas F. DeFrantz's performance company interprets a provocative new Kara Walker exhibit at the Nasher.

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Horse & Buggy Press Is Moving. Foster Street's Loss Will Be Broad Street's Gain.

Dave Wofford's letterpress business and art gallery puts up a final exhibit, by Jessina Leonard, in Durham Central Park before heading for Watts-Hillandale.

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New Podcast Don’t You Lie to Me Warmly Colors in the Personalities of Area Artists

Warren Hicks and Jeff Bell’s new podcast features candid, familiar chats with leading lights of the local scene.

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

by Brian Howe, INDY managing editor for arts & culture on Remembering Baba Chuck Davis, Legendary Voice of the African Dance Diaspora (Arts Feature)

CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICES

Wake:
Friday, June 2, 1pm - 7pm
Fisher Memorial UHC - 420 E Piedmont Ave, …

by ladichel on Remembering Baba Chuck Davis, Legendary Voice of the African Dance Diaspora (Arts Feature)

Please post funeral arraignments.

by Margarita Martinez-Sheehan on Remembering Baba Chuck Davis, Legendary Voice of the African Dance Diaspora (Arts Feature)

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

by Charles Phaneuf on Arts Access Flips the Standard Line on Artists with Disabilities by Celebrating the Art, Not the Disabilities (Arts Feature)

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

by Siobhan DiNardo on Cherry Vanilla's New Wave Adventures in the Sixties and Seventies Flavor Jaybird O'Berski's Jacques Brel Revue (Arts Feature)

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

by Brian Howe, INDY managing editor for arts & culture on Remembering Baba Chuck Davis, Legendary Voice of the African Dance Diaspora (Arts Feature)

CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICES

Wake:
Friday, June 2, 1pm - 7pm
Fisher Memorial UHC - 420 E Piedmont Ave, …

by ladichel on Remembering Baba Chuck Davis, Legendary Voice of the African Dance Diaspora (Arts Feature)

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