Arts & Style



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

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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

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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

Archibald Motley

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist

This exhibit at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University is the first sustained examination of the remarkable paintings of Archibald John Motley Jr., a master colorist and radical interpreter of urban culture. The exhibition, which runs through May 11, introduces his work within an international context. Archibald Motley includes 45 works from each period of Motley’s long career, depicting modern African-American life in Chicago, portraits and archetypes, Jazz Age Paris and 1950s Mexico.

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Durham Bulls

The Durham Bulls will take to the field at their newly renovated stadium when they play against the Gwinnett Braves in their first game of the 2014 season April 3. The Governors’ Cup champions open the 72-game home schedule with an eight-game homestand, featuring a rare weekend day game against the G-Braves April 6. Later in the season, the Bulls begin All-Star Week on July 12 with an All-Star Fan Fest in downtown, followed by a Home Run Derby July 14 and the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game July 16. The season concludes with a finale game against Norfolk September 1.

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Art of Cool Festival

Nonprofit The Art of Cool Project has put together this inaugural progressive jazz festival aimed at expanding the audience for jazz and soul music. The festival takes place April 25-26 and will feature two outdoor stages, six indoor venues and more than 20 performances. It kicks off at Durham Central Park with live music and a food truck rodeo. A free family-friendly concert follows on Saturday at American Tobacco. The shows include artists that are both locally and nationally renowned, like Grammy Award-nominee Nnenna Freelon and her daughter, Maya Freelon; cellist, vocalist and songwriter Shana Tucker; and the acoustic jazz quintet Peter Lamb and The Wolves.