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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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UPDATE:

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.

Carolina Theatre Featured on NorthCarolinaHomes.com

Carolina Theatre Fletcher Hall

The Carolina Theatre of Durham was recently profiled by NorthCarolinaHomes.com

The Carolina Theatre was recently featured in an article — The Carolina Theatre: A Legacy for Performing Arts on the North Carolina Homes website.

The site has been cataloguing businesses all around North Carolina in an effort to give potential home buyers and renters information on places in which they might choose to buy or rent a home.

We thank them for this feature.

Carolina Theatre Names Ben Sollee Musician-In-Residence

The Carolina Theatre has named cellist Ben Sollee its first Musician-In-Residence.

The Carolina Theatre of Durham has named cellist Ben Sollee as its Musician-In-Residence for 2015-2016. This new, annual program promotes collaboration with the community of performing artists and organizations in Durham and the surrounding Triangle area. Future musicians will be selected through a yearly application process, the first of which will take place in the coming months.

Q&A With Trombone Shorty

An interview with Trombone Shorty prior to his Carolina Theatre of Durham tour date on May 11.

TOP BRASS: Trombone Shorty delivers the sound of New Orleans to the world (from the Spring 2015 issue of ShowTime)

Troy Andrews’ childhood nickname has stuck with him even as his stature, and talent, have grown.

Steve Case & Revolution Ventures to Invest $100K in Startup Here on May 5

Entrepreneur Steve Case & Revolution Ventures will award one Triangle-based startup a $100,000 investment prize when the Rise of the Rest Road Trip comes to the Carolina Theatre of Durham on Tuesday, May 5.

Entrepreneur Steve Case & Revolution Ventures will award one Triangle-based startup a $100,000 investment prize when the Rise of the Rest Road Trip comes to the Carolina Theatre of Durham on Tuesday, May 5.

John Darnielle Praises Durham, Carolina Theatre in Rolling Stone

Singer-songwriter John Darnielle praised Durham and the Carolina Theatre in Rollng Stone magazine.

Singer, songwriter, author and Durham resident John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats is one of the world’s most creative and respected living artists. When he’s not writing and recording critically acclaimed music, he’s busy penning novels like Wolf in White Van - a best-selling, National Book Award-nominated novel.

Much to our delight, Darnielle absolutely loves his hometown and its historic theatre. For example:

Must-See Films at 2015 Full Frame Festival

A list of must-see films screening at the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

By Chris Vitiello

Ah, the harbingers of spring in Durham. Daffodils and crocuses nose out of the lawn, only to be slammed by a week of wintry mix. In the bright evenings after the clocks are set forward, the bars fill up with jogging strollers and mellow dogs. And filmgoers gird themselves for the flickering rush of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, which takes over downtown to screen around 100 films and host all manner of ancillary events from April 9-12.

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