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Duke Fellow To Offer Caribbean Music Lecture Before globalFEST

globalFEST lecture at Durham Hotel

Vincent Joos, Ph.D., of Duke University will give a lecture at the Rooftop Bar of The Durham Hotel on Wednesday, March 2 prior to the globalFEST: Creole Carnival Tour show at the Carolina Theatre on Friday, March 4.

 Fans of Caribbean music will have two opportunities to revel in the genre’s art in downtown Durham this week: a free lecture by Vincent Joos, Ph.D., of Duke University at the Rooftop Bar of The Durham Hotel on Wednesday, March 2 and the spectacular globalFES

Beth Hart Gallery

Beth Hart, Sara D. Davis, Concert Gallery, Star Series

Fletcher Hall | February 23, 2016

Local Businesses Help Carolina Theatre Stage 90th Anniversary Party

The Carolina Theatre of Durham will host its 90th Anniversary party thanks to donations from local businesses.

The Carolina Theatre turned 90 years-old on Tuesday (February 2)!  Our majestic downtown Durham venue is celebrating its landmark anniversary with a year-long slate of special events, including a 90th Anniversary Party this Saturday, February 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Nevermore Returns To Durham

The 17th Annual Nevermore Film Festival returns to the Carolina of Durham Feb. 12-14.

The Nevermore Film Festival returns to the Carolina Theatre of Durham Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14 to deliver its 17th year of horror, science fiction, mystery, thriller, animation and action-adventure films. Since 1999, more than 500 features and shorts have screened at the festival.      

Civil Rights Exhibit Tours Scheduled For February

Civil Rights Exhibit Durham

Civil Rights Exhibit tours are scheduled for the Carolina Theatre this February.

Members of the Carolina Theatre’s Civil Rights Exhibit Committee will host free tours of the theatre’s “Confronting Change" exhibit in February in commemoration of Black History Month. The tours will allow visitors to view the museum-style exhibit, which is dedicated to community members who helped desegregate the Carolina Theatre through protests in the early 1960s.

Carolina Theatre Reopens After Storm

Carolina Cinemas

The Carolina Theatre of Durham has reopened and is running on normal hours after Winter Storm Jonas.

We're hoping that all Triangle residents have fully recovered from Winter Storm Jonas. After nearly two days of snow, sleet and freezing rain — and three days of cleanup — it's about time for everything to get back to normal.

Count the Carolina Theatre of Durham as ahead of schedule, then.

Carolina Theatre Makes Pollstar's Top 200 For 4th Consecutive Year

Carolina Theatre Durham

The Carolina Theatre of Durham was ranked on Pollstar's Top 200 Theatres for the fourth consecutive year.

Pollstar magazine ranked the Carolina Theatre of Durham among the Top 200 Theatres worldwide for the fourth consecutive year in its latest issue. The CTD was ranked No. 99 on the magazine's year-end list released last Friday, Jan. 8.

Win The Chance to Open For Vocalosity In Durham

Vocalosity Durham

One area a cappella group can win a spot opening for Vocalosity at the Carolina Theatre of Durham on Feb. 26 via the "Aca-Performance of a Lifetime Contest."

harton Center are giving away the chance for one lucky A Cappella Group to perform as the Opening Act for VOCALOSITY when the show comes to East Lansing on January 26th 2016!  Plus, this is your chance to get in front of Deke Sharon, the man behind Pitch Perfect and The Sing-Off and the creator of VOCALOSITY.

The submission period has ended.  Beginning January 11th, voting for finalists will begin here.  One lucky group of singers from the Lansing area will open VOCALOSITY when it comes to the Wharton Center.  The winner will be announced January 18th.

Good luck to everyone that submitted an auditio

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Congratulations to Jaded A Cappella of North Carolina! The group was selected by VOCALOSITY tour producers to open Vocalosity's Feb. 26 show at the Carolina Theatre. Watch/hear their winning entry in the video below.

Carolina Theatre Announces Incredible 90th Anniversary Events

Kristin Chenoweth Carolina Theatre

The Carolina Theatre of Durham announced a full slate of events to help celebrate its 90th Anniversary.

The Carolina Theatre will celebrate its 90th year in the heart of Downtown Durham in 2016 with a year-long celebration filled with spectacular live events, interesting special programs and exciting new partnerships.

The last remaining of the original downtown theatres, the Carolina Theatre opened on Feb. 2, 1926 as the Durham Auditorium. Nine decades later, the city-owned historic concert and performing arts venue has become a community treasure and one of its most beloved institutions.


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