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Black Atlantic: Fatoumata Diawara

Fatoumata Diawara is poised to become one of Africa’s most significant international stars in decades. Born to Malian parents in Côte d’Ivoire, Diawara became a well-known child …


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Chicago

From the signature sound of the Chicago horns, their iconic Vocalists, and a few dozen of ever-Classic Songs, this band’s concerts are celebrations. 2019 marks the band’s 52nd …


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Documentary Film: "93Queen"

93QUEEN is the inspirational story of Rachel "Ruchie" Freier, a no-nonsense Hasidic lawyer and mother of six who is determined to shake up the boys club in her community by creating Ezras …


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Durham Author Tony Reevy

The Regulator welcomes Tony Reevy for a reading and book signing in celebration of the launch of his new book, "The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg."


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Durham Author Tony Reevy

The Regulator Bookshop will host local Durham author Tony Reevy for a reading and book signing in celebration of the launch of his new book, The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg.


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Jazz Vespers with Cyrus Chestnut

A collaboration between Duke Chapel and the Duke Jazz Program, this Jazz Vespers worship service combines the form of the traditional evening vespers service with the musical improvisation of …


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Lenora Zenzalai Helm Hammonds Big Band Album Recording

Be present at the live recording of the 7th recording of Lenora Zenzalai Helm. The concert will host a full compliment of musicians in a big band setting, including some of the most prominent jazz …


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Voice Masterclass with Phil Hall

Phil Hall is a Conductor/Musical Director/Vocal Coach with Broadway conducting credits that include "Play Me a Country Song" and "Mame" (associate conductor), Broadway National …


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Beyond Despair: Exhibition Reception and Curator Talk

The artists in this exhibition explore relationships with nature in many ways, from meditations on what we have and stand to lose, to evidence of the impacts we have already made on our environment. …


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Black Atlantic: Noura Mint Seymali

In the seaside Saharan country of Mauritania, Noura Mint Seymali was born into a Moorish griot dynasty, surrounded by the ecstatic sounds of this Arabic-influenced modal music. Her stepmother, D…


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Brett Chambers Open Mic

Going strong for 22 years and counting, the Open Mic was started by Brett Chambers in September of 1996 at Sam & Audrey's Sellers' ‘Talk of the Town', where it was an anchor in downtown …


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Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics

In this free noontime event, the Ciompi Quartet will perform Dvorák's Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61. The Ciompi Quartet was founded at Duke University in 1965 by the renowned Italian …


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Kyle Hamlett Uno

With Whisperer, Nathan Golub.


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Moviediva Film Series - "Night Nurse"

A hard luck dame lands a spot in nursing school and then hires herself out to a swanky family to mind two mysteriously ailing little girls. Night Nurse has it all, lacy lingerie, bootleg hooch, …


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"In A Word," presented by Bulldog Ensemble Theater

Bulldog Ensemble Theater presents Lauren Yee's sad and funny play about how a couple copes two years after their child went missing.


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AMI Faculty Filmmaker Spotlight

Instructors from Duke University's Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI) screen and discuss their latest work. Total run time: approx. 80 min Q&A to follow with faculty filmmakers


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Black Atlantic: Daymé Arocena

The incandescent young singer, composer, and choral director Daymé Arocena is the future of Cuban music. Raised in Havana in a small home crowded with twenty-one people and enlivened by an …


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Caique Vidal performance at Cocoa Cinnamon

  • Cocoa Cinnamon at Lakewood
  • (919) 684-6054

Join Durham-based Brazilian artist Caique Vidal for a joyful demonstration and conversation about his signature fusion of Latin, funk, reggae, and Afro-Brazilian sounds. Free coffee and churros …


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Carolina Harp Fest

Learn from some of today's greatest harmonica players and teachers. Harmonica players of all levels are welcome and encouraged to attend, from beginners to advanced. Enjoy daily seminars and …


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Black Atlantic: Dafnis Prieto Big Band

When Dafnis Prieto immigrated to New York City from Cuba in 1999, the young jazz drummer earned an almost instantaneous reputation as one of the city’s best new instrumentalists. He played w…


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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DJ Slim at The Tavern


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Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Mikado" (Reinvented for a Modern Audience)

Come see The Durham Savoyards, Ltd. re-invent the Gilbert and Sullivan Mikado’s sparkling wit and soaring musicality for a modern audience. Embracing a lead character being called a …


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Ruby Friday | Sculptor Stephen Hayes

Hayes, a Durham native currently teaching sculpture at Duke, will talk about his journey as an artist and his work, including his touring memorial to African lives consumed by the Atlantic slave …


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