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Theatre Board Extends Contract Of President/CEO Bob Nocek

The Board of Trustees of the Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. extended the contract of President/CEO Bob Nocek for five years effective July 1, 2014.

The Board of Trustees of the Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. extended the contract of President/CEO Bob Nocek for five years effective July 1, 2014. The extension ensured that Nocek, who has successfully guided a major revitalization of the theatre since taking over the organization in 2010, will remain at the historic downtown venue through June 30, 2019.
 

Carolina Theatre Remains In Pollstar Top 100

The Carolina Theatre of Durham remained one of the top 100 theatre venues worldwide in 2014, as determined by Pollstar magazine.

Have you ever had the feeling you were watching the best performing artists in one of the top venues in the world while sitting in Downtown Durham? If you've been to the Carolina Theatre lately, you have done just that.

Earthquake To Crack Up Carolina At Live Taping

Comedian Earthquake is hosting a live taping at the Carolina Theatre of Durham on June 28.

An Earthquake is set to hit Durham this Saturday. The comedian/radio personality is holding a live taping of his comedy act during two shows scheduled for 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. on June 28. Tickets are close to being sold out.

Deltron 3030 Rolling On Event 2 Tour

Deltron 3030 discusses their use of new and vintage equipment in creating unique sound signatures. They play the Carolina Theatre on July 16.

Deltron 3030 is a truly alternative hip hop group. The trio — emcee Del the Funky Homosapien, DJ Kid Koala and producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura — is touring this summer after releasing Event 2, its well-received second album, last October. The tour stops at the Carolina on July 16.

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."
 

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