What happens when the leaders of the greatest worldwide Jewish organizations are married? (Probably very interesting dinner conversations!) The Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill invites you to an extraordinary opportunity to hear the dynamite duo, Kathy Manning and Randall Kaplan discuss the Jewish basis for corporate social responsibility, while sharing their insights for balancing their work, […]Find out more »
Lunch Box Concert Series-January and February This popular series returns with a variety of musical experiences, there is something for everyone, so come in and enjoy free live music! Just bring your lunch to Century Hall every Thursday in January & February and enjoy free concerts featuring the best of local and regional bands! Free […]Find out more »
Come cold weather, bodies crave generous bowls of hearty chili. Sheri shares three of her favorite recipes, each with its own creative spin. In addition, learn to dish-up several meals from one pot of chili so both the cooking and the eating are time well spent. Reliable Classic Meaty Chili with Toppings; Top-Shelf Vegetable Chili […]Find out more »
An initial Public Information Meeting about the proposed Arts & Creativity District in Carrboro will take place on Thursday, January 16 at 6:00 PM at the Century Center. Steering Committee members will describe the scope of and vision for the district and the two phase process underway and lay out the public input process. The […]Find out more »
What could be worse than losing your child? Having to pretend he’s still alive… Bestselling author Will Shepard is caught in the twilight of grief, after his young son dies in a car accident. But when his father’s aging mind erases the memory, Will rewrites the truth. The story he spins brings unexpected relief…until he’s […]Find out more »
See the future of DSI No Fees! Buy tickets online with Eventbrite! It’s a special showcase at DSI Comedy Theater and YOU’RE on the list at the door. I mean, you still have to buy a ticket, but it’s worth it. Upcoming Shows! THURSDAY 1/16 730PM - Hoobastank, Puppychow, Dinosaur THURSDAY 1/23 9PM - Human Robots, Major […]Find out more »
Deep Dish Theater will present a developmental workshop of Debris, a new play written and performed by Katja Hill, January 15-19. Directed by Artistic Director Paul Frellick, the workshop continues the company’s 13th season at University Mall.
Debris is a funny and moving memoir centered around Ms. Hill, her mother and a journey to Finland, her mother’s homeland. Traveling together, their trip becomes an exploration of their relationship and a revealing look at how memory functions in our lives.
Katja Hill has been a frequent presence on the Deep Dish stage, dating back to the inaugural season production of Shaw’s Arms and the Man, and including memorable turns in Polish Joke, The Misanthrope, Orson’s Shadow, Summer and Smoke, and Henceforward, among many others. She also brought her earlier solo show, Cornucopia of Me, to the theater for a limited run in 2009.Find out more »
The Doug Largent Trio featuring Brad Maiani on guitar and Tyler Leak on drums plays organ trio jazz at West End Wine Bar of Chapel Hill.Find out more »
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Art Menius, Executive Director at The ArtsCenter, says of the duo, “Sparky and Rhonda Rucker kept alive southern Appalachian song and story traditions at the intersection of blues, old-time, gospel music long before it became fashionable. Sparky Rucker, long prominent in using art for social justice, has been performing more than forty years, coming of age during the festival boom. He has become an internationally recognized folklorist, musician, historian, storyteller, and author. Rhonda, an accomplished vocalist and open back banjo and piano player, has developed her own style of playing harmonica. Their music spans railroad songs, Appalachian music, blues, slave songs, Civil War music, gospel, work songs, cowboy music, ballads, and Sparky’s compositions. The couple has released eleven albums and performed at the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the International Children’s Festival, and Seedtime on the Cumberland before, during, and after my time as its artistic director.”Find out more »