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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Batalá Durham Gets Shut Down Again, Even as Liberty Warehouse Residents Offer Support

Posted By on Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 10:01 AM

Last night, Batalá Durham assembled for its weekly practice at Durham Central Park. The community-oriented samba-reggae percussion ensemble has been at the center of a conflict that spotlights one of the ugly realities of Durham’s urban development. Though the group has had permission to practice in the park during warm months for over a year, complaints from a resident at the new Liberty Warehouse Apartments across the street have resulted in Durham police shutting down the group’s rehearsals. We ran a story about the issue last week, and several residents of Liberty Warehouse chimed in with their support of Batalá...

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Ringo Starr Cancels Cary Show over HB 2

Posted By on Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 5:07 PM

And another one: Ringo Starr announced this afternoon that he has canceled his June 18 All Starr Tour show at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary due to HB 2.  "I'm sorry to disappoint my fans in the area, but we need to take a stand against this hatred," the former Beatle, who played DPAC in 2014, said in a release. "Spread peace and love."  Ringo then quoted Canned Heat ("Let's work together") and the Beatles ("All you need is love"), because of course he did. The full statement can be read here.  Starr is the second boomer hero in...

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