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The History of Dance in Durham

Posted by Ashley Strahm on Sep 27, 2018 4:02:30 PM

You can find Durhamites dancing in Bull City streets, alleys, and gardens, but we're more frequently vibing to the beats pulsating within underground theaters and venues. You can't really blame us... the roots of dance course deep within the bones of the Bull City. Read on to see how Durham has and continues to move through history.

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Topics: dance, performing arts, Events, family events

Fall Into Festival Season in the Bull City

Posted by DCVB Staff on Jul 27, 2018 2:15:02 PM

Durham kicks off the fall season with a bang this August, with an autumn season full of dance and music festivals, events and performances, and visits from nationally-recognized personalities and playwrights. Although the leaves are a- changin ' this fall, the Bull City cultural landscape will remain the same, packed with countless reasons to #FallintoDurham.

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Topics: Food & Drink, family entertainment, family events, Durham Festivals, things to do, august 2018

An ADF For Everyone

Posted by Ashley Strahm on Jun 29, 2018 3:17:31 PM

We’re ready to dance just thinking about the fact that the American Dance Festival (ADF) is underway in Durham for its 85th year, and we’re celebrating because it’s a collective display of movement meant for all of us to enjoy. Yes, that means you too! For those among you who wonder how to weave yourself into the art that is modern dance, we’re here to demystify the experience. Whether you consider yourself a skeptic, a local talent scout, parent, millennial on a budget, or dance connoisseur, consider this an invitation from us to take the plunge into an immersive ADF.

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Topics: family entertainment, family events, Arts & Entertainment, Festivals

The Music Lover's Guide to Durham

Posted by Shayla Martin on May 30, 2018 4:23:52 PM

Over the past few years, Durham has received its fair share of national attention thanks to celebrated restaurants, swanky hotels, and eclectic cultural activities, but it’s time for the local music scene to have its moment in the spotlight. We’ve got something for every type of music lover. On any given weekend you’ll find Broadway performances and major hip hop concerts, or soulful jazz shows and rocking indie bands. From elegant theaters and outdoor venues to internationally-recognized music festivals, there’s plenty for the music-focused visitor to explore in the Bull City.

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Topics: Food & Drink, family entertainment, family events

A Jam-packed June in Durham

Posted by DCVB Staff on May 30, 2018 4:22:29 PM

Durham kicks off the summer season with a bang this June, with a month full of dance and music festivals, events and contests, and visits from nationally-recognized personalities and politicians. Break out your calendar – you’re going to want to write these down.

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Topics: Food & Drink, family entertainment, family events

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