Somewhere South with Chef Vivian Howard | March 15
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Markay Media & UNC-TV Present

Somewhere South Premiere with Chef Vivian Howard

Sunday, March 15 | 4:30 PM

NOTICE: Markay Media has cancelled the Somewhere South premiere event at the Carolina Theatre of Durham on March 15.

As a precautionary measure related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Markay Media has cancelled the Somewhere South premiere event originally scheduled for the Carolina Theatre of Durham on March 15. See Markay Media's full statement immediately following this notice. The press release is attached at the bottom of this page.

Refunds are now available at point of purchase. Fans who purchased tickets with a credit card will have those purchases refunded automatically. Fans who purchased tickets with cash will be able to get a refund by returning their tickets to the Carolina Theatre of Durham Box Office (10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Mon-Fri).

The Carolina Theatre of Durham apologizes for any inconvenience this cancellation may cause.
CT Staff

A message from Vivian, Cynthia and the Markay Media team:

“I’m so disappointed we have to cancel the ‘Somewhere South’ premiere event in Durham on Sunday. We’ve worked for more than three years on this series (you’ll see based on my various hair lengths), and we are incredibly proud of the stories we are about to put out in the world,” said Vivian Howard, the show’s star and co-creator. “The decision to cancel the screening party has been a hard one. But we trust that in this moment, our big, in-person event is not the right thing to do. My hope is that we continue to live our lives while we do our best to keep our loved ones who are at particular risk as safe as we can. I also hope we emerge from this experience more mindful of the privilege to engage with one another.”  

Director Cynthia Hill added, “We were excited to host this screening in Durham and show our support for where we live and work. We were going to screen the series’ third episode about dumplings because it highlighted Durham’s restaurant scene. We encourage folks to continue to support Durham restaurants and businesses. Our hearts go out to those affected by coronavirus.”  

Since Howard and the show’s team will miss engaging with fans directly at the premiere, they will host live question-and-answer sessions via social media on the Sunday after each episode broadcast when Vivian will answer fans’ questions. The first one will be at 8 p.m. March 29; for details, please sign up for the ​show’s newsletter​ or follow the show’s ​Facebook page​.  

To see the premiere of “Somewhere South,” please tune into UNC-TV at 9 p.m. ET March 27 or check local listings for a PBS station near you, or visit ​​ or the PBS Video App.​ ​In 

“Somewhere South,” celebrity chef, author and restaurateur Vivian Howard, who previously hosted the award-winning series “A Chef’s Life,” returns in a new six-part series, offering a culinary tour of the dishes that are uniting cultures and creating new traditions across the American South.  

“Somewhere South”​ ​is produced for ​PBS​ by ​Markay Media​ in association with member stations South Carolina ETV​ and ​UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina​, with support from the ​ETV Endowment of South Carolina​. The series​ has been made possible in part by a major grant from the ​National Endowment for the Humanities​. ​“​Somewhere South”​ ​is created by Vivian Howard and Cynthia Hill with Howard also serving as a producer and Hill as the series director. Pamela A. Aguilar serves as the Executive in Charge for PBS


MARKAY MEDIA and UNC-TV Present SOMEWHERE SOUTH Premiere Screening

Durham-based Markay Media and UNC-TV present a special screening of an episode of SOMEWHERE SOUTH, a new series featuring award-winning chef Vivian Howard, premiering at 9 p.m. March 27, 2020 on PBS stations nationwide. This celebration will also feature a Q&A with Howard and series director Cynthia Hill.


In six one-hour episodes, chef and author Vivian Howard digs deeper into the lesser known roots of Southern food, Southern cooking, and Southern living. Her curiosity has made her beloved by the millions of people who watched her grow into an award-winning television host, best-selling author, and celebrated chef over five seasons of A CHEF’S LIFE.

With SOMEWHERE SOUTH, Howard serves as both student and guide, exploring cross-cultural dishes through the professional and personal relationships she has with Southerners of many backgrounds. Each episode of SOMEWHERE SOUTH explores the connectivity of a single dish and the ways various people and communities interpret that dish, while expressing the complex values, identities, and histories that make up the American South.

SOMEWHERE SOUTH lets viewers meet their neighbors while exploring the foods that bind and define the American South — one dish at a time.

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No Outside Food or Drink
No Backpacks
No Video Recording Devices
No Weapons


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