In Durham, the State of the City Is Montell Jordan | News
News
INDY Week's news blog

Archives | RSS

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

In Durham, the State of the City Is Montell Jordan

Posted by on Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 1:09 PM

click to enlarge screen_shot_2016-02-16_at_11.55.58_am.png
Prior to last night's Durham City Council meeting, Mayor Bill Bell gave his annual State of the City address. He approached it a bit differently this year, sitting in conversation with former GlaxoSmithKline executive (and Durham resident) Bill Shore to discuss issues of rising crime, affordable housing, and transit. 

Also different: the 2015 year-in-review video that played prior to Bell's talk. Set to an extended remix of the 1995 Montell Jordan anthem "This Is How We Do It," the four-minute celebration ticked off the city's accomplishments in the past year. Some of these distinctions come from outlets of questionable merit. Something called Jetsetter.com has dubbed Durham a "top place in the world to visit in 2016," and something called Wallethub has rated Durham the nineteenth-most recession-recovered city in America. OK. Other stats are more compelling: DPAC breaking attendance and events records, and the jobs created by new hotels in downtown Durham. 

If you want to know the rest, you will have to watch the video, my friend. It has a charming, Tim and Eric-like public-access aesthetic, and you can view it below. 
What were you doing last night, watching the Grammys? Pssh

Tags: , , , ,

Pin It

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in News



Twitter Activity

Comments

I should also add that it was professor Daniel Sherman who penned the letter that we all signed after some …

by elin o'Hara slavick on UNC Faculty Members Call for the Removal of Silent Sam (News)

The anthropology department had posted a similarly strong letter previous to ours. The progressive faculty network also signed a similar …

by elin o'Hara slavick on UNC Faculty Members Call for the Removal of Silent Sam (News)

Most Recent Comments

I should also add that it was professor Daniel Sherman who penned the letter that we all signed after some …

by elin o'Hara slavick on UNC Faculty Members Call for the Removal of Silent Sam (News)

The anthropology department had posted a similarly strong letter previous to ours. The progressive faculty network also signed a similar …

by elin o'Hara slavick on UNC Faculty Members Call for the Removal of Silent Sam (News)

Hello my brothers and sisters,do you want to become a member of the great Illuminati brotherhood,so you can be rich

by Helen Paul on Local Businesses Band Together to Support Houstonians Reeling from Harvey (News)

I take anything I read in the INDY with a grain of salt, especially regarding alleged views on the police …

by MJKopechne on Durham Candidates Talk Gentrification, Policing, and Civil Rights at People's Forum (News)

Great idea! Especially involving young people. What has been done since? …

by Martha C. Brock on Parks Guru: Ideas for Dix Should Arise on Site, Not Be Manufactured in Traditional Political Settings (News)

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation