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Local Businesses Help Carolina Theatre Stage 90th Anniversary Party

The Carolina Theatre of Durham will host its 90th Anniversary party thanks to donations from local businesses.

The Carolina Theatre turned 90 years-old on Tuesday (February 2)!  Our majestic downtown Durham venue is celebrating its landmark anniversary with a year-long slate of special events, including a 90th Anniversary Party this Saturday, February 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Carolina Theatre Reopens After Storm

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The Carolina Theatre of Durham has reopened and is running on normal hours after Winter Storm Jonas.

We're hoping that all Triangle residents have fully recovered from Winter Storm Jonas. After nearly two days of snow, sleet and freezing rain — and three days of cleanup — it's about time for everything to get back to normal.

Count the Carolina Theatre of Durham as ahead of schedule, then.

Carolina Theatre Makes Pollstar's Top 200 For 4th Consecutive Year

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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

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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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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

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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 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.

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.

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.

The Incomparable Kishi Bashi To Play Durham

Virtuoso violinist Kishi Bashi will perform at the Carolina Theatre of Durham on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

Kishi Bashi's musicianship is legendary. Best known for his collaborations with modern artists such as Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, and of Montreal, the virtuoso violinist has become an accomplished solo performer, too. He'll appear at the Carolina Theatre of Durham on Tuesday, Nov. 18.


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