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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

Graduating? Here's Your Durham Bucket List

Posted by Shayla Martin on Apr 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM

As college life winds down for so many students around the Bull City, they may be hit with the stark realization that the past four years have flown by, and there were so many activities they didn’t get to mark off their Durham checklist. We’re here to help. This graduation bucket list is everything you need to see, do, eat, and enjoy before making your mark on the world outside of Durham.

One bit of advice? Start now!

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Topics: Itineraries

Where to Shop, Dine, and Play on Ninth Street

Posted by Shayla Martin on Feb 23, 2017 11:40:44 AM

Durham’s Ninth Street is the all-grown-up version of a college town thoroughfare. Situated between Duke University’s East and West campuses, charming Ninth Street is full of locally owned boutiques, restaurants, and coffee shops.

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Topics: Food & Drink, Shopping, Itineraries

Reinventing Durham’s Black Wall Street

Posted by Shayla Martin on Feb 7, 2017 4:32:57 PM

In the early twentieth century, Parrish Street in Durham was a hub of African-American business activity that gained national recognition. The four-block district was known as “Black Wall Street,” and received praise from national leaders W. E. B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington.

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Topics: History, Itineraries

Durham Dates

Posted by Shayla Martin on Jan 23, 2017 10:14:51 AM

Durham has no shortage of celebrated restaurants, beautiful theaters, and live entertainment venues for a traditional dinner-and-a-show date, but it’s time to mix it up this Valentine’s Day.

Plan a date that not only brings you closer to your partner, but also shows you a new side of the city that you both love. Here are a few unconventional date ideas for you and your loved one to try either this Valentine’s Day weekend, or any night of the year!

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Topics: Events, Itineraries

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