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From drugs to Hollywood, actor returns to Durham
Monday, January 23, 2017
DURHAM – When he was a little boy, Stephen Barrington wanted to be an actor. But by the time he was 18, he was dealing drugs instead and well on a way to a career in the cocaine trade. It wasn’t until he saw a production of “Ridin’ wit’ Joe Crack” by Campaign4Change that he was able to leave that life and get back to his
NCCU Art Museum exhibits student art
Thursday, January 19, 2017
DURHAM – The North Carolina Central University Art Museum presents “Durham's Finest,” an exhibition of outstanding student artwork from Durham Public Schools. The exhibit will run through Jan. 29. In this select show, four two-dimensional pieces of art represent each school, plus three-dimensional art. This unique show is the school
BOOK: Author wants women to ‘Be Still’
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Be Still By Marilyn Randolph Crystal City Publishing “Be Still” is the first work of Randolph, a survivor of molestation, rape and abuse. Her story serves as a beacon of hope for others who faced similar horrific circumstances or know someone who has. “I felt that I had to share my story on how I was able to overcome my experiences and
Durham rapper runner-up in Verizon contest
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
“Gold medals on my neck … don’t give it up and I’m a take it,” Klee raps into the camera confidently. It was the submission he posted on Instagram for the #Freestyle50 Challenge sponsored by Verizon that promised to give one winner $10,000 and a deal with the 300 Entertainment record label. About 4,000 people joined the
BOOK: Finally, the Coretta Scott King story
Thursday, January 12, 2017
My Life, My Love, My Legacy By Barbara Reynolds Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center), and 20th-century American civil and human rights hero, toward the end of her life commissioned the Rev. Barbara Reynolds to write her memoir. It will be released on
Full Frame receives NEA grant
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
DURHAM – National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $30,000 to the Center for Documentary Studies to support the 2017 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. The funds
‘Sleepy Hollow’ actress tapped as host of ‘AfroPoP’
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
NEW YORK – Acclaimed actress Nikki Beharie will host the ninth season of the enlightening and award-winning public television show AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange. This season, the series presents a slate of documentaries to inspire and uplift, films that show how individuals and groups are positively impacting their communities, and families
RLT presents Civil War drama
Sunday, December 18, 2016
RALEIGH – Raleigh Little Theatre presents “The Whipping Man,” a Civil War drama by Matthew Lopez. The production is directed by Patrick Torres who makes his directorial debut in the Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre. The play is set the day after the end of the Civil War. Throughout the South, slaves are being freed and soldiers are returning home.

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