Arts & Style



The Soundtrack of My Life: Sylvan Esso

The duo reveals the songs that have them inspired.

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Cicely Mitchell and Al Strong have worked to make jazz accessible to any and everybody.


5 Burning Questions

with Cicely Mitchell, co-founder, The Art of Cool Project more »

Dec 29, 2014 1:33 PM Arts & Style

Tim Duffy

The Soundtrack of My Life: Dom Flemons

Dom Flemons, formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, shares his musical inspirations. more »

Oct 14, 2014 2:17 PM DM Blog

Pat helps Michelle Miller pick out a new outfit in the Dress for Success store at Northgate


Well Suited

After a successful corporate career of her own, Pat Nathan is now helping other women realize their professional goals through Dress for Success. more »

Dec 29, 2014 2:09 PM Arts & Style 1 Comments

Photo by Briana Brough

5 Burning Questions

with Ira David Wood III, founder and executive director of Theatre In The Park more »

Dec 15, 2014 11:46 AM DM Blog

School of Rock

Durham's first rock 'n' roll school is opening in a space on Garrett Road Nov. 4. more »

Oct 13, 2014 9:21 AM DM Blog

J Caldwell for the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

The Experience of Celebrating

A premiere party for "Miró: The Experience of Seeing" was held at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University to thank donors of the exhibition. more »

Oct 2, 2014 11:46 AM DM Blog

Delights for Eyes Both Young and Old

New Nasher Museum of Art exhibit "Miró: The Experience of Seeing" focuses on work from the last two decades of the artist’s life. more »

Sep 26, 2014 9:14 AM DM Blog

Pitch Perfect

Join in the PopUp Chorus on Mondays at Motorco Music Hall. more »

Sep 11, 2014 3:30 PM DM Blog

Creative Contribution

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

Jun 4, 2014 1:47 PM 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 12:56 PM 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 9:05 AM 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 2:49 PM 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 12:36 PM 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 9:13 AM 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 9:21 AM 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 4:51 PM 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 3:18 PM 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 10:13 AM 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 12:10 PM DM Blog

Idol Times at Beyu Caffe

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

Jan 8, 2013 10:33 AM DM Blog

Upcoming Events

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence Dance Company

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence Dance Company & Jason Moran and the Bandwagon

Choreographer Ronald K. Brown and pianist Jason Moran combine their respective ensembles for the world premiere of The Subtle One for Duke Performances Feb. 20-21. Set to live music, the new work reflects on ancestors and the impact they have on the lives of people today. It’s paired with selections from Brown’s One Shot, based on the life of a photographer, and is set to music by Ahmad Jamal and Mary Lou Williams, played live by the Bandwagon. One of the most popular works in the repertory of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Brown’s Grace – set to recordings by Duke Ellington, Roy Davis and Fela Kuti – opens the evening at Reynolds Industries Theater.



Using everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, hubcaps – the eight members of STOMP will fill the Durham Performing Arts Center’s auditorium with mesmerizing rhythms March 27-29. The hit show returns to the stage with updated and restructured sections and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans.

Sporting his trademark fedora, Boney James plays The Carolina Theatre this Saturday.

Boney James

The four-time Grammy-nominated saxophonist brings his urban jazz sounds to The Carolina Theatre’s stage April 3. Over his 21-year career, James has built a reputation as a captivating performer who averages between 50 and 80 shows per year. Come experience the versatile musician’s melding of contemporary jazz with hip-hop sensibilities.