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Youth music program celebrates 10th year
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
RALEIGH – The Jambalaya project, named after the Cajun dish of the same name, is a music journalism program for students. This summer marks its 10th year in operation, and it will celebrate this milestone by expanding its services across the state. “We want to touch upon some more of these rural areas. Music and the arts is kind of dwindling
BOOK: The secret to career success
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
THE $UCCESS FACTOR: Navigating the Treacherous Waters of Corporate America By Ted Bagley Xlibris Publishing After working your way through college, earning your degree and polishing your resume, that first entry-level job opportunity comes along, and you easily nail the interview from your months of practicing in the mirror and receive an offer the next
Art of Cool Festival introduces new event
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
DURHAM – The Art of Cool Festival, a locally run, three-day music festival, is introducing a new conference as part of the festival’s second year. Innovate Your Cool will engage business and education communities in the greater Research Triangle Park area and beyond in dialogue surrounding innovation in business, music and culture. The event,
Amateur Night at Hayti kicks off second season
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
DURHAM – Last season’s local Amateur Night at the Hayti Heritage Center drew contestants from all over the Southeastern United States. Winners were guaranteed auditions at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. This year’s auditions have already begun and the first show for season two is April 19. So far, over 100 acts have
BOOK: Negro Leaguer tells behind-the-scenes stories
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
I FOUND SOMEONE TO PLAY WITH A Biography: Larry LeGrande, The Last Member of the Satchel Paige All-Stars By M.M. Angelo Tate Publishing, $17.99 PB LeGrande was an outfield star in the American Negro League. He later befriended and barnstormed with one of Major League Baseball’s most legendary greats, Satchel Paige. LeGrande was consistent .300-plus
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
It’s an urgent escape. Like the Jewish people leaving Germany in the face of imminent death. Only, this journey to freedom takes place in Liberia and involves the personal story of six Christian missionaries. The film, based on true events, feels dramatic and thrilling at moments. Other times, its heavy-handed proselytizing mars the proceedings. While
Stellar acting keeps PlayMaker's play moving
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
4000 Miles *** stars CHAPEL HILL – What does an open-minded, outdoors-loving biker have in common with a grumpy, forgetful old woman who still uses a rotary dial phone? More than you think. PlayMakers Repertory Company is presenting 4000 Miles, a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It was written by Amy Herzog and directed by Desdemona
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