Arts & Style

Lisa Creed

Creative Contribution

Art Institute professor Lisa Creed has designed a mutually beneficial internship program for her students and our city.

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Old School

The Murphey School Radio Show brings together musicians, storytellers and actors for a night of fun and fundraising more »

Oct 28, 2013 Arts & Style

11 Things to Know About the Hayti Heritage Center

The Hayti Heritage Center has been our center of gravity for African-American art and culture since 1975 more »

Oct 3, 2013 Arts & Style

Jodi Walton and Diane Arnold have been coming to the festival for the past 10 years

Jessie Ammons

Film Frenzy

Photos of artists and sponsors at the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival's welcome reception more »

Aug 13, 2013 DM Blog

That's the Ticket!

The Carolina Theatre is the Triangle’s first venue to implement Ticketmaster’s new mobile ticketing service more »

Mar 11, 2013 DM Blog

Pleiades Gallery to Open in April

Local artists Renee Leverty and Kimberly Wheaton are opening a fine arts gallery in Five Points more »

Mar 11, 2013 DM Blog (1 Comments)

How We #pictureDuke

We were lucky enough to nab a spot in #pictureDuke’s Science Photo Walk, and here’s what we captured more »

Mar 5, 2013 DM Blog

Full Frame Announces Its Lineup

The 16th year of the festival opens with filmmaker Dawn Porter’s critically acclaimed “Gideon’s Army” Thursday, April 4 more »

Mar 7, 2013 DM Blog

Elijah Leed Studio

Knock on Wood

Local furniture maker Elijah Leed will be attending the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in May more »

Mar 7, 2013 DM Blog

Shades of Blue

Duke-Carolina, The Blue Blood Rivalry, a 95-minute documentary film that examines the nation's best sports rivalry, premieres Monday at Tyler's Taproom more »

Feb 27, 2013 DM Blog

Full Frame Named Academy Awards Qualifying Festival

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named Full Frame Documentary Film Festival a qualifying festival in the Documentary Short Subject category more »

Feb 22, 2013 DM Blog

Idol Times at Beyu Caffe

American Idol finalist Su Charles performs at Beyu in February more »

Jan 8, 2013 DM Blog

Durham, We Love Ya

Valentine’s Day notes to the Bull City more »

Feb 14, 2013 DM Blog (1 Comments)

Long Leaf Opera Takes Last Bow

Long Leaf Opera hosts a festival celebrating its 16 years of producing original operas in the Triangle this March, culminating with its final show, A Shipwreck Opera more »

Feb 12, 2013 DM Blog

Artists Emerge at Durham Arts Council

DAC’s Emerging Artist Program awards 16 grants to local artists more »

Feb 11, 2013 DM Blog

The Good, the Strange and the Beautiful

The fourth annual Strange Beauty Film Festival, featuring striking and intriguing short works, begins January 24 more »

Jan 16, 2013 DM Blog

Stuff We Like: First Thursday

Get more involved in gallery exhibits at this monthly event at the Nasher Museum of Art more »

Jan 4, 2013 DM Blog

SoundPure Ready for Its Close-Up

New guitar-and-drum retail storefront opening Friday more »

Dec 6, 2012 DM Blog

Twenty-Five Years and Seventy Scenes

Manbites Dog Theater celebrates its 25th birthday with a new version of its very first production, Seventy Scenes of Halloween more »

Nov 26, 2012 DM Blog

Stuff We Like: Mallarmé Chamber Players

Get to know this amazingly talented, "flexible" group of musicians more »

Oct 19, 2012 DM Blog

How We Became the Lesbian Haven of the South

In the wake of Amendment One's passage, here's a reminder that some places in North Carolina truly embrace the LGBT community more »

May 10, 2012 Arts & Style (1 Comments)

Judith Bell: The Whole Story

The unabridged and fascinating tale of Mrs. Bill Bell more »

Jun 20, 2011 Arts & Style (6 Comments)

Beauty and 'The Beast'

Nnenna Freelon provides guidance and inspiration to her musician son, Pierce, and his band, The Beast. more »

Jan 2, 2011 Arts & Style

Stella's Got a Secret

The a capella group keep the peace through their music and occasional trips to the "woodshed." more »

Jan 2, 2011 Arts & Style

Stasio in the City

The host of NPR's The State of Things is all about his adopted hometown. more »

Jan 3, 2011 Arts & Style

A Song for the Savoyards

An editor endures nerves and embarrassment to learn first-hand what it takes to be a Durham Savoyard. more »

Jan 2, 2011 Arts & Style

The Sisters Krzyzewski

A Q&A with Coach K's devoted daughters. more »

Jan 3, 2011 Arts & Style

Upcoming Events


N.C. Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

 The second largest gay, lesbian and transgender film festival in the Southeast attracts thousands of patrons yearly. The festival, produced by The Carolina Theatre on August 15-24, has brought the community together to share entertaining and sophisticated films that allow audience members a worldwide glimpse of today’s gay and lesbian life.


Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting

Artist Robert Rauschenberg came to national attention in his early 20s. He began creating monochrome paintings in 1951 and had developed his famous Combine paintings by 1954, though he worked in many mediums. This exhibit, on display at The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University from Aug. 28 to Jan. 11, 2015, offers a fresh look at 34 of Rauschenberg’s works spanning six decades of his career, art that he reserved in his own collection. It includes painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, sculpture, fresco, assemblage, photography and film.

Bull Durham Blues Festival

Bull Durham Blues Festival

One of the premier blues festivals in the country, the 27th annual celebration incorporates musical styles from Memphis, New Orleans, Chicago and more. The St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation presents the two-day event on Sept. 5 and 6, which begins at the Hayti Heritage Center with The Campbell Brothers, Phil Cook, John Dee Holeman and The Rousters. The next night’s performance at the Durham Athletic Park includes Kermit Ruffins, Shemekia Copeland, Grady Champion, The Ori Naftaly Band, The Calvin Edwards Trio and The Red Dirt Revelators.