Art from New Zealand to Northeast Central Durham

By Prescious Blackwell

October 25, 2016

  Originally from New Zealand, Rachel Campbell brought her art career in 2003 to Durham where she showcases her paintings at art exhibits around the Triangle and beyond. Her painting of NECD resident Malinda Davis and her beloved plants has made it all the way to Hollywood, where it appears in the background of NBC’s […]

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Hillside Drama Department kicks off season with ‘The Wiz,’ celebration of Tabb

By Noah Grant and Rob Gourley

October 24, 2016

Hillside High School’s Drama Department will kick off its 2016-2017 season with “The Wiz,” Nov. 3-6. The opening weekend will also include a celebration for Wendell Tabb, Hillside’s theatre director, who is in his 30th year of service. Tabb said he directs “The Wiz” every five to seven years. He said he comes back to […]

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Ken Moshesh: Durham musician draws inspiration from activism and homelessness

By Rachel Herzog and Meredith Wilson

Ken Moshesh is full of stories — stories he’ll tell you over drums. He organized communities with the Black Panthers, taught at the University of California at Berkeley, toured with experimental jazz composer and bandleader Sun Ra, and the fell into a series of circumstances, including skyrocketing real estate prices in the Bay Area, that made him […]

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Out of the backyard: dance company expands to new studio

By Ashlen Renner

When Cheryl Bellamy started her own dance company in 2005, she moved all of the furniture out of her living room so her students could have a place to dance. A year later, she built a small studio in her backyard at 2210 Southern Drive, a trailer-like building with bright purple walls and smooth laminate wood […]

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The MontiSlam brings storytelling to Durham

By Nijah McKinney

October 7, 2016

  People chatted, laughed, and sat on the edge of their seats Tuesday night, Oct. 4, at The Monti’s fifth annual fear-themed “StorySLAM” held at the Motorco Music Hall on Rigsbee Avenue in Durham. The “fear” theme allowed eight people who had registered get five minutes to tell their story to the local audience. The […]

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Viajeros Melodiosos bringing people together through music

By Hollie Shelton

September 21, 2016

  Throughout time, music has been connecting people all over the world. Local group Viajeros Melodiosos hopes to strengthen community with their original songs and covers. Viajeros Melodiosos has an eccentric style and feel-good vibe. In English their band name means “melodious travelers.” The group took to the Herald-Sun Stage at Bull McCabes in downtown […]

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Hillside alumni reunite through song

By Travis Butler

April 20, 2016

College towns have become integral parts of the American landscape, making it difficult to find a city where a high school is still a central part of the community. This is not the case in Durham, where Hillside High School has remained a mainstay of the city. Hillside is so vital to its community that […]

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Reduce, reuse, expand? The Scrap Exchange celebrates 25 years

By Bradley Saacks

 Welcome to Ann May Woodward’s “alternative universe.” The executive director of The Scrap Exchange, a reuse artistic smorgasbord at 2050 Chapel Hill Rd. by the Lakewood Shopping Center, couldn’t help but be happy with the somewhat chaotic, yet consistently sustainable scene that surrounded her on April 16. The Scrap Exchange celebrated its 25 anniversary with its […]

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Lion King at DPAC -An unforgettable experience

By Kristine Royster

March 25, 2016

Are you a Lion King fan? A majority of kids probably know the story of the lion king. It’s a tale of courage, coming of age, responsibility and “Hakuna Matata”, or living stress free. The film was first released in 1994 and more than 20 years later its showing here in Durham at the world […]

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Art bridges gap between past and present in Durham

By Tanner Boggs

February 17, 2016

When Garry Atkinson and Jaguar Perry moved to Durham, both artists noticed positive changes in the variety and success of the art culture as well as the community in which they would become deeply embedded. Atkinson moved from Goldsboro and Perry from Charlotte, but both have found their niche in Durham. Both artists played a large […]

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