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Where to go for African-American Arts in Durham

Posted by Sherri Holmes on Apr 26, 2017 11:29:26 AM

Sherri Holmes is the Founder and Director of the Triangle Friends of African American Arts, an organization that strives to expand awareness, understanding, and support of African and African-American arts. 

Last week I was driving to work listening to the radio and an announcer said that Vogue magazine had just named the hippest city in North Carolina. Even before she told us, I knew the answer. Durham!  In addition to the restaurants and historic districts mentioned in the Vogue article, I believe that African-American arts are an important part of Durham’s status as a mecca for culture.

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Topics: Arts & Entertainment, Itineraries

6 Reasons to Attend Art of Cool Fest

Posted by Shayla Martin on Mar 31, 2017 4:15:25 PM

This year’s Art of Cool Festival, April 28-30 in Downtown Durham,  is jam-packed with activities, events, and concerts that celebrate jazz-inspired music. As much as you’d probably like to, it would  be impossible to attend everything, but here are some highlights that you absolutely cannot miss.

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Topics: Events, Arts & Entertainment

Photo of the Week: Civil Rights Mural

Posted by DCVB Staff on Oct 31, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Durham is home to a variety of public art, including this Civil Rights Mural, which depicts scenes from Durham's history of activism and inclusion. The mural is located at 120 Morris St. in downtown, adjacent to the Durham Arts Council Building.

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Topics: Photo of the Week, Arts & Entertainment

4 Ways to do a Fall Getaway in Durham

Posted by Shayla Martin on Oct 13, 2016 11:36:05 AM

As the temperature drops, the activities heat up in Durham thanks to the start of a new school year at some of the best universities in the nation, beautiful foliage, and artistic performances. Here are four distinctly Durham ways to spend a fall weekend in the Bull City.

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Topics: Nature & Outdoors, Kids & Families, Events, Arts & Entertainment, Itineraries

Photo of the Week: Triangle Blues Challenge

Posted by DCVB Staff on Sep 19, 2016 9:06:44 AM

Snake Malone & Black Cat Bone... TBS Blues Challenge #bluesdurham

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Blues musicians jammed at The Blue Note Grill on Sunday night, vying for a chance to compete in the 2016 Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge. The winners of last night's Triangle Blues Challenge were Good Rocking Sam and Ruth Wyand.

You can enjoy live blues, roots, and bluegrass music at The Blue Note Grill six nights a week, in addition to mouthwatering ribs and daily drink specials.

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Topics: Events, Arts & Entertainment

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