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5 Burning Questions

By Durham Magazine | December 29, 2014

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]One of the driving forces behind The Art of Cool Project, a Durham nonprofit that promotes “jazz-influenced music” and hosted its first citywide jazz festival last April, is a statistician who can’t play an instrument. And yet Cicely Mitchell brought a convert’s zeal to the organizations’ two-fold mission of preserving and celebrating old-school jazz […]

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The Soundtrack of My Life: Sylvan Esso

By Durham Magazine | December 29, 2014

Musician Amelia Meath happened to cross paths with producer Nick Sanborn a few years ago when they were each on the road pursuing separate careers (Amelia as a member of trio Mountain Man and Nick as a producer under the name Made of Oak). She asked Nick to have a go at mixing one of her melodies, […]

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Five Modern Books for Your Yoga Library

By Durham Magazine | December 10, 2014

The teachings of yoga are largely referenced as found in classical texts. Through teacher training and various yoga workshops, I’ve encountered several of the sacred texts along the way. My list “to read” remains much longer than my “have read” list, but I’ve found that the teachings of yoga have also been […]

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Listen to Teacher

By Durham Magazine | November 7, 2014

When I moved to North Carolina five years ago, Franklin Street Yoga Center in Chapel Hill was the studio where I chose to regularly practice yoga. I loved the classes taught by the studio’s owner, Lori Burgwyn, because they were challenging, yet fun, and I loved the atmosphere in her packed classes. My […]

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The Soundtrack of My Life: Dom Flemons

By Amanda MacLaren | October 14, 2014

A founding member of the Grammy award-winning African-American string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dom released his third solo album with Music Maker Relief Foundation in July 2014. Prospect Hill is his first record since leaving the band, and it includes a number of original songs as well as reconstructed forms of traditional, old-time folks music, including […]

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Stay Centered

By Amanda MacLaren | September 22, 2014

Paintings, jewelry, photography, wooden sculptures and even humans pretending to be sculptures were in abundance at Durham Arts Council’s 40th annual CenterFest, a two-day street arts and community festival in downtown that featured 140 juried visual artists representing 17 states. This year, more than 70 acts performed on six stages, kids got […]

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