Our starlit serenades are continuing throughout this beautiful NC Summer this June! Start your weekend off in style with a practically private concert in the beautiful Parizade courtyard every Friday night! From 7:00pm-10:00pm on Fridays we’ll be hosting a rising star of the Bull City music scene in our elegantly cozy courtyard space. Call up your usual weekend go-getters and have a seat. Whether you’re planning to stay for mezzes and a craft cocktail (or two) or a full 3-course dinner over a bottle of wine, we’ll set the perfect backdrop for your night out! Check out the full line-up in the event flyer or see the list below. Reserve your seats today by calling (919)286-9712!
Courtyard Music Dates:
June 8th • Kevin Van Sant – jazz guitarist
June 15th • Emily Musolino – blues-rock
June 22nd • At The Compound – alternative indie rock
June 29th • Laurece West – bohemian jazz chanteuse
ShaLeigh Dance Works presents E Pluribus Unum II
A World Premiere collaboration with Elizabeth Corbett and Alejandro Santoyo
ShaLeigh Dance Works unveils the world premiere of E Pluribus Unum II, the company’s first collaborative project with acclaimed soloist, international guest artist and former Forsythe dancer Elizabeth Corbett. The work builds from Comerford’s nine year relationship with Corbett as her teacher, choreographer and mentor. Both decided to create their own separate works in different locations from a singular script that Corbett developed based on the Laban cube. The title of the work implies the oneness out of many as a response to both the polarization we have felt as a nation as well as how the courageous process of creation unites us.
International composer and pianist Alejandro Santoyo joins SDW to perform an original score for the work. Santoyo will perform live while utilizing the composition developed from the movement’s organizational principles that allow for moments of improvisation. Working collaboratively, Corbett, Comerford and Santoyo challenge the traditional distinction between choreographer, composer and dancer, using their methodology to question hierarchy, authorship and disciplinary boundaries.
E Pluribus Unum II is choreographed by Artistic Director ShaLeigh Comerford in collaboration with Elizabeth Corbett and ShaLeigh Dance Works’ Company members. Original score is created and performed by Alejandro Santoyo.
Diane’s artistic credentials are strong. However, her live appearances and overall energy on stage is the foundation of her career. With the current strength of female artists, Diane’s “Funkphisticated” sound and phenomenal vocal range has allowed her to mesmerize audiences across the globe.
Her resume includes singing alongside: Rose Royce, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Teena Marie, Rick James, Natalie Cole, Barry White, Eric Carmen, she was one of the Funkadelic “Brides of Funkinstein”, and with Ray Charles as one of his “Raylettes”.
2018 PERFORMANCE EDGE Summer Showcase
SEE 40 OF THE TRIANGLE’S MOST TALENTED YOUNG VOCALISTS, HEAR THE
HOTTEST SHOW BAND IN THE STATE, AND FEEL THE EXCITEMENT OF YOUR
FAVORITE BROADWAY SHOW TUNES AND POP SONGS PERFORMED WITH
ENERGY AND PRECISION YOU’VE FORGOTTEN WAS POSSIBLE.
DIRECTED BY LISA BLAIR-HAWKINS
The 3rd Annual Triangle Community Band Festival will once again be hosted by the Durham Community Concert Band and joined by the Raleigh Band, the Cary Band, the Chapel Hill Band and the Holly Springs Band. Free admission. Durham Central Park on Saturday June 16 at 4:00pm. Food trucks will be there, too. Fun for all!
Join Al Strong Music & friends on The Durham’s roof for an open jam session. Local musicians are invited to bring their instruments and sit in; everyone else is invited to stop by for a drink & check out the show.
Memo from the desk of Curator, Kerry Crocker:
Please join me for an evening of live electronic music with Tescon Pol and Sunset Palette.
Tescon Pol is known for their dense, digital pop experiments & oscillating, fractured futurescapes.
$5 suggested donation at the door to support the musicians.
Presented by the TimeScience Alliance, Office of Artefakts
The Sol Roots Band performs a mix of New Orleans funk, raw blues, energetic rock, deep grooves and southern soul. Paying homage to the greats, and with a love of Universal Music as the guiding light, Sol steps out on a path with a powerful group of unique and talented musicians.
Hillside Class of 2008 will be celebrating their 10 year class reunion by throwing a 90’s themed project Grad event. Come out and rock your best 90’s gear!
Enjoy the outdoors, kick back and relax with friends at Briar Chapel’s annual Music in the Meadow concert series in Great Meadow Park. With great live music by Push Play, delicious food and a bunch of your best buddies, it’s the perfect way to spend a summer evening. And why not make a day of it with our Resident for a Day program? Sign up to spend the whole day enjoying our trails, parks and pool, and then chill for the live music and food trucks that evening.
You have to see Cool John Ferguson to believe it. The legendary Taj Mahal had this praise for Cool John: “He is among the five greatest guitarists in the world — he ranks with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, and Django Reinhardt.”
Both Orquesta GarDel and Living Arts Collective are thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration for 2018 – GarDel is the salsa-band-in-residence at LAC. Every fourth Sunday we will perform in this intimate, inviting dance studio. All are welcome – social salsa dancers, dancers of all backgrounds and skills, people who just want to chill and groove to the Latin rhythms.
This is a social artistic experiment – GarDel will use the residency to take chances, try new arrangements, workshop original songs in progress and ask for feedback. Overtime, the LAC community will co-locate dance lessons, painters, artisans from many disciplines.
Doors open: 3:00pm
Live Music: 3:30pm-5:30pm
*FREE salsa dance class by Aubrey Griffith-Zill
Admission – pay what you can to support the artists, suggested $7 to $25.
Join us on The Durham’s roof for a Book Launch Party in partnership with The Regulator Bookshop for UNC English Professor, writer, and musician Florence Dore and her husband, musician Will Rigby. Celebrate the release of “Novel Sounds: Southern Fiction in the Age of Rock and Roll” on the roof with cocktails and snacks from the bar, remarks by Dore, and a performance by … wait for it … Will Rigby and the Novel Sounds with Peter Holsapple and Eric Peterson on guitars, FJ Ventre on bass, and Rigby on drums. Various singers will contribute, including Florence Dore herself.
6pm // Cocktail hour with passed snacks
6:30pm // Words on the book from Florence & a musical performance from Will Rigby and the Novel Sounds
Join us on the roof Tuesday, June 26 for a Book Launch Party that’s more rock show than lecture with UNC English Professor, writer, and musician Florence Dore and her husband, musician Will Rigby. Celebrate the release of Novel Sounds: Southern Fiction in the Age of Rock and Roll on the roof with cocktails and snacks from the bar, remarks by Dore, and a performance by … wait for it … Will Rigby and the Novel Sounds with Peter Holsapple and Eric Peterson on guitars, FJ Ventre on bass, and Rigby on drums. Various singers will contribute, including Florence Dore herself.
6pm // Cocktail hour with passed snacks
6:30pm // words on the book from Florence & a musical performance from Will Rigby and the Novel Sounds
Join the stellar staff of musicians from the ADF School as they share their considerable talent with the entire community at the ADF Musicians Concert on Sunday, July 1 at 7:00pm in Baldwin Auditorium at Duke University.