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Maria Bamford Show Part of NC Comedy Arts Festival’s 15th Anniversary

Comedian Maria Bamford headlines the 15th annual North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival.

Comedian Maria Bamford has found fun — and a career — in her neuroses. The wonderfully wacky and pricelessly awkward stand-up artist performs at the Carolina Theatre of Durham on Sat. Feb. 14.

Rhiannon Giddens Brings Buzz To Durham

Rhiannon Giddens, the lead singer of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, will play a solo show at the Carolina Theatre of Durham on April 2.

Sometimes musical artists find themselves at the intersection of critical acclaim and blossoming popularity. Rhiannon Giddens owns that space right now — and she’s coming to the Carolina Theatre of Durham on April 2.

Cinema Seats Kickstarter More Than Halfway To Funding Goal

The Carolina Theatre's Kickstarter campaign for new cinema seats is halfway to its goal.

Just three weeks after launching a Kickstarter campaign to help fund new seats for our cinemas, the Carolina Theatre of Durham has received support from more than 100 backers who have donated more than half of the drive’s stated $25,000 goal. (The entire project will cost more than $60,000.)

Chef Robert Irvine Ready To Take A Bite Out Of Durham

Chef Robert Irvine's new live show coming to the Carolina Theatre of Durham is completely revamped for 2015.

Chef Robert Irvine brings his culinary wizardry to Durham tonight with his new, interactive live show Robert Irvine: Live. On this tour, the star of the Food Network series Restaurant: Impossible endures wacky challenges, encourages audience participation and engages fans via social media during the performance.

What can you expect from the show? Well...

Shelby Lynne Will Play 2 Albums & More in Durham

Country music star Shelby Lynne will play 2 full albums worth of material plus other hits at her rescheduled show at the Carolina Theatre of Durham on May 18.

Shelby Lynne has rescheduled her Feb. 13 Club Carolina show at the Carolina Theatre of Durham, and she’ll be delivering a very special performance when she plays here on May 18.

John Waters’ ‘Filthy’ Grammy-Nominated Self Comes To Durham

Director, writer and comedian John Waters brings his 'This Filthy World' show to the Carolina Theatre of Durham on Feb. 6.

You know who reminds us of John Waters? No one. And that’s why we love him.

An American counterculture hero, Waters brings his one-man show ‘This Filthy World’ to Durham on Friday, Feb. 6. The 2015 version of ‘Filthy’ is completely re-worked from the past iterations - not surprising at all for a director, writer, actor and artist who seems to never stop challenging himself.

Civil Rights Committee to Host Tours at CTD

Civil Rights Exhibit Tour Postponed

The Civil RIghts Committee will host tours of the permanent 'Confronting Change' exhibit at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.

UPDATE: Monday, Mar. 16 - Noon *** The Carolina Theatre has rescheduled the Feb. 24 date for the visitor tour of the venue’s Civil Rights exhibit: "Confronting Change"  to Monday, March 23 from 3-5 p.m.  Civil Rights Committee members Vivian McCoy, Claudine Daye Lewis, Vera Whisenton and Carl Whisenton will be present.

Boxing Meets Opera in Approaching Ali

The North Carolina Opera presents 'Approaching Ali' at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.

If you believe that the brutality of boxing couldn’t possibly be translated into the drama of an opera, you probably never saw Muhammad Ali fight. From outlandish interviews to trash-talking his opponents, Ali did everything with a diva-like flair still unmatched by any athlete. Ever.

Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. Announces Second Straight Financial Surplus

The Carolina Theatre of Durham Inc. recorded its second straight financial surplus in Fiscal Year 2013-14.

For the second consecutive year, Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. recorded a financial surplus, according to audited financial statements presented to the Board of Trustees today. On the strength of record activity levels, the nonprofit recorded a surplus of $41,226 in Fiscal Year 2014, which ended June 30. See the Carolina Theatre's Annual Report.

Civil War Film Series Starts With ‘Josey Wales’

The Carolina Theatre of Durham will help its home city mark the susqucentennial of the Civil War with a film series.

Throughout 2015, many cities, towns and historic sites in the U.S. will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. Durham played an incredibly important role in the conflict and its subsequent resolution: in April of 1865, the war’s largest troop surrender occurred at the farmhouse of James and Nancy Bennett near the present day location of the Bull City.

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