Pitch Perfect

By Durham Magazine | February 9, 2015

Lauren Hodge, local arts entrepreneur and owner of the Community Chorus Project, and Seamus Kenney, middle school chorus teacher and conductor, collectively created the PopUp Chorus last January in an effort to give rookie singers a chance to participate in a music group of their own design with “no audition, no weekly commitment.” This […]

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Cherry on Top

By Durham Magazine | February 2, 2015

Blue Point Yoga will celebrate its 10th anniversary next year, but 2015 has exciting developments in store for the Durham yoga community. Located on Erwin Road, a short walk from Duke Hospital and West Campus, Blue Point Yoga has always had a “strong interest in learning and growing as a […]

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Stuff We Like

By Durham Magazine | January 15, 2015

Each week, we share – through pictures – what the folks behind Durham Mag have been doing around town. We’re always out and about, just because we love this place; we hope you’ll comment with what you’ve been doing, too! It was a great week for the staff here – we did a […]

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New Look for the New Year

By Sponsored Content | January 5, 2015

New Look. New classes. New reasons to be healthier! The newly renovated Duke Health and Fitness Center opened January 12. The Fitness Center has undergone an eight-month, multimillion dollar renovation, which includes the Sports Medicine group in an upstairs mezzanine. The rejuvenated facility offers some significant improvements including: a private […]

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Well Suited

By Dana Lange | December 29, 2014

Deep inside Northgate Mall a bell rings inside the office of Dress for Success (DFS) of the Triangle, symbolizing a fresh start – a job offer – for a woman who really needed it. As of this month, 5,000 Durham women have passed through the program on the way from hopelessness to self-sustainability thanks to one woman with a vision […]

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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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