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Hillside High School Theatre Presents: Swing School Musical

Hillside Drama brings the past to the present in the revivalized adaptation of the legendary Mr. G's Swing School. Go back in time to where the beat was jumping with a contemporary look for a new …


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Stew & The Negro Problem 'Notes of a Native Son'

Nearly forty years passed before the Tony Award-winning playwright and singer Stew realized that James Baldwin had changed his life. As a Los Angeles teenager, Stew loved Baldwin’s Go Tell It …


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An Evening with Andrè Leon Talley: Movie Screening and Q&A

Durham, NC's famed native son Andrè Leon Talley returns home, and to his alma mater, for an exclusive screening and Q&A of the documentary "The Gospel According to A…


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Durham's Mount Vernon Baptist Church Celebrates Black History Month

  • Mount Vernon Baptist Church
  • (919) 688-1823

Mount Vernon Baptist Church Celebrates 2019 Black History Month with a host of family friendly events throughout the month of February. The following activities are scheduled: WEDNESDAY …


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Stew & The Negro Problem 'Notes of a Native Son'

Nearly forty years passed before the Tony Award-winning playwright and singer Stew realized that James Baldwin had changed his life. As a Los Angeles teenager, Stew loved Baldwin’s Go Tell It …


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ImBlackInTech Monthly Mixer Series

  • American Underground

The ImBlackInTech #MonthlyMixerSeries (MMS) takes place monthly, bringing together current and potential ImBlackInTech members and friends to mingle in a comfortable environment, share ideas, and …


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Nzinga's Got Soul Tasting Party

Known for her spicy flavor combinations, Chef Zinga invites you to Nzinga's Got Soul Tasting Party where you can enjoy some of your traditional favorites and sample some new menu lunch and dinner …


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"As an Act of Protest" screening

A young African American actor goes through a station-of-the-cross journey to eradicate the racism and police brutality that continue to plague the world. Speller Street Films ("Wilmington on …


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Play - “A Need Fulfilled”

  • University Theatre in the Farrison-Newton Building
  • (919) 530-6242

A Need Fulfilled, a new musical drama from the pages of history, tells the story of the black nurses of WWII and, alongside it, the story of many black soldiers from throughout American history. …


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Inside Studio Real: A Choreopoetic Sitcom

This is the made up story, of creatives, hired to be cast members on a popular radio program, work together, and not complain about their paychecks. Find out what happens when people who don't know …


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Panel Series: Tobacco and the African American Experience

An in-depth round table discussion highlighting the African American experience in North Carolina as it relates to the tobacco industry and the Duke family during the 19th and 20th …


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Peace of Clay

PEACE OF CLAY, a new work by two of the region’s most exciting playwrights, Mike Wiley and Howard L. Craft, explores the pressures, hopes, and aspirations of a young man coming of age in a …


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Peace of Clay by Mike Wiley and Howard L. Craft

Peace of Clay, a new work by two of the region’s most exciting playwrights – Mike Wiley and Howard L. Craft – explores the pressures, hopes, and aspirations of a young man coming o…


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RnB and Paint "Lost In Love" Tour

Love It or Like It presents: RnB & Paint - Lost In Love Tour. Live RnB performances by Allie Capo, SincerelyBK, Alonzo and DJ RnB throughout the night. This is A 21+ event. Doors open at 7pm. …


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Blog Topics Participate Calendar About Search Creative Site-Making: Trouble,

  • Duke University Forum for Scholars and Publics
  • (919) 660-3052

In this public conversation moderated by Tift Merritt, artists Anna Schuleit Haber, Deborah Luster, and Nina Angela Mercer discuss their approaches to creating art around sites and stories of …


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Exhibits & Recurring Events

Art Exhibit - "Louis Austin and the Carolina Times"

  • Museum of Durham History
  • (919) 246-9993

This exhibit explores the life of newspaper publisher Louis Austin and how he used the Carolina Times as a catalyst in the African American effort for freedom- fighting for racial justice and black …


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Art Exhibit – "Disrupting Homogeny"

Artist statement: "When I perceive similar characteristics between myself and other people, I feel compelled to learn more about them. In part, this can help satisfy a desire for …


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The Annual Black History: Artists’ Perspectives Exhibition 2019

Four years ago Durham resident and artist Willie Bigelow presented an idea for an exhibition celebrating African American history, featuring the artwork of several local artists. Four years later …


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Africana Nights

  • The Palace International
  • (614) 900-7590

The modern cultures of Africa and the Latin/Caribbean festival of Caribana, come together every week to bring you Africana Nites. The concept is to create a lounge environment that showcases …


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Africana nights

As Durham continues to grow, an influx of various cultures gives us an opportunity to learn and connect with each other. Since the 80s The Palace International has always strived to showcase and …


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