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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.

Carolina Theatre Launches Series ’26

Series '26 Tickets Now On Sale

The Carolina Theatre has launched Series ’26, a new annual performing arts series named after the year the building opened (1926).

With nearly a century–long history as Downtown Durham’s preeminent showplace for the performing arts, the Carolina Theatre is launching a new annual series unlike any the historic venue has ever programmed before: Series ’26. Referencing the year the theatre opened (1926), Series ’26 brings a parade of extraordinary artists to Durham for a host of ground-breaking shows scheduled for the venue’s 2015-16 season.

Peggy Mullen 1935-2015

Peggy Mullen 1935-2015

Former longtime Carolina Theatre employee Peggy Mullen, 79, passed away at her home in Durham on Sunday.

Former longtime Carolina Theatre employee Peggy Mullen, 79, passed away at her home in Durham last Sunday. From her tireless work as one of the dedicated volunteers who helped save our Theatre in the 1980s to her decades of distinguished service in our box office through 2013, Peggy was a cherished member of our community who will be deeply missed.

Cinemas Closed Mar. 29 - Apr 2 For Seat Installation

The cinemas at the Carolina Theatre will be closed March 28, 2015 - April 2, 2015 for new seat installation.

 

 

Remember when you kindly pledged funds on Kickstarter to help the Carolina Theatre get cushy new seats for its cinemas? Well, there was a catch: the cinemas must close for a few days for seat installation.

Just 24 Hours Left To Contribute

Last chance to fund the Carolina Theatre's Kickstarter campaign for new cinema seats.

More than 450 people have now pledged to our Kickstarter campaign for new cinema seats. Total contributions now stand at an astounding $51,620 with just 24 hours left in the campaign.

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