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Art Garfunkel 'Can't Wait To Get On Stage'

Vocalist Art Garfunkel will read short prose-poetry, sing and hold a Q&A session with the audience at Carolina Theatre of Durham on June 26.

Art Garfunkel brings his hall of fame voice to the Carolina Theatre's Fletcher Hall next Thursday (June 26) for "An Intimate Evening…", and we couldn't be happier to host the legendary vocalist.

During this special evening, Garfunkel, 72, will read short prose-poetry, sing and hold a Q&A session with the audience. Songs will include solo material, covers, and selections from his distinguished career with vocal partner Paul Simon.

Digital Conversion Helps Carolina Screen Retro Films

Carolina Theatre senior director Jim Carl was recently quoted in an article on the challenges area theaters face in obtaining old film prints and switching to figital technologies.

 

You think you know a lot about films? Odds are you don't know as much as Jim Carl. The Carolina Theatre's senior director is a master of film history, movie-making facts and cinema technology.

The Indy recently leaned on Jim's expansive knowledge - and his experience in guiding the Carolina's conversion from film to digital — in an article on the challenges area theaters face in obtaining old prints and switching technologies.

Joshua Scott Jones Releases Solo Album

Country msuic singer and songwriter Joshua Scott Jones' solo album, The Healing, was released June 3. He's playing the Carolina Theatre of Durham on October 10.

Joshua Scott Jones has officially gone solo. Formerly one-half of the hit-making country duo Steel Magnolia, Jones made his solo debut with a new album, The Healing, released today (June 3).

Farmland Screening To Benefit Food Bank

A special screening of Farmland on June 12 will benefit the Food Bank of Central & Eastern N.C.

Did you know that less than one percent of the 317 million people living in the United States are farmers? It’s no wonder so many of us have questions about the foods we eat and the people who raise and grow it.

Durham Food Truck Owners Reunited With Touring Artist

The co-owners of Durham food truck Pie Pushers reunited with one of their godfathers at Al Jarreau's May 1st show at the Carolina Theatre.

Becky Cascio and her husband, Mike Hacker, are the co-owners of renowned Durham food truck Pie Pushers. Their pizza-focused truck's busy schedule sometimes keeps Becky and Mike from seeing family and friends as often as they wish.

Becky rarely is able to see her godfather, Joe Turano. The California resident has his own busy schedule as a touring musician: the keyboard player and music director for legendary jazz singer Al Jarreau.

Betty Rhodes Retires From Carolina Theatre

Education Coordinator Betty Rhodes retired from the Carolina Theatre on May 24 after 18 years.

Betty Rhodes gave the Carolina Theatre 18 years of distinguished service, and she received a lifetime of memories in return.
 
"To be able to come to such a wonderful building every day for so many years has been an incredible experience," Rhodes said a day before she retired from the Theatre. "I fell in love with the place. It's magical."
 

Maysa Concert Moved to Sept. 30

Maysa's May 28 show at the Carolina Theatre of Durham has been rescheduled to Sept. 30.

The concert by American jazz singer Maysa, originally scheduled for Wednesday, May 28 at the Carolina Theatre, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, September 30 at 8 p.m.

We apologize for any inconvenience the postponement of the show may cause to ticket holders and fans.

All tickets purchased for Maysa's scheduled May 28 performance in Durham will be honored at the September 30 show. Ticket holders do not need to take any additional action to see the show on the rescheduled date.

Report: Carolina Theatre Brought $14 Million To Durham in 2012-13

Carolina Theatre Economic Impact: $14 Million in 2012-13

The Carolina Theatre of Durham made a total economic impact of more than $14 million to the city in the 2012-13 fiscal year, according to a recent report from the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB).

With more than 140,000 annual visitors coming to its historic building in Durham's ever-blossoming downtown, the Carolina Theatre made a total economic impact of more than $14 million to the city in the 2012-13 fiscal year, according to a recent report from the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB).

"We're extremely proud to be not only one of the leading cultural assets of Durham, but also one of the top economic drivers of tourism to the city," said Carolina Theatre President/CEO Bob Nocek.

'Chef' Is A Must-See Film For Foodies

The Jon Favreau film Chef screens at the Carolina Theatre on Tuesday (May 6) before it opens at theaters nationwide on Friday.

Spoiler alert: Chef is about food and those who love food… Sooo, does that mean everyone should be interested in this soon-to-debut film? It sure does.

You're in luck: Chef screens at the Carolina Theatre on Tuesday (May 6) before it opens at theaters nationwide on Friday. The screening is part of our ongoing New York Film Critics Series.

Red Baraat To Get Funky in Durham

Red Baarat is coming to the Carolina Theatre of Durham for a Club Carolina date on Wednesday, May 7.

Brooklyn Bhangra band Red Baarat is a musical party of horns, percussion and North Indian rhythms guaranteed to get you out of your seat. They're coming to the Carolina Theatre for a Club Carolina date on Wednesday (May 7).

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