Written by: Will Shropshire

Durham director addresses domestic violence in new film ‘Take a Stan’

By Will Shropshire

April 10, 2019

Janie Richardson Sloan wants to break the silence and start a conversation about domestic violence with her film, “Take a Stan.” The film will premiere on April 14 with two showings at The Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham. Sloan, a Durham-based filmmaker, directed the film and co-wrote the script with producer Linda Parnell. Tickets cost […]

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Hillside High School Names Theater after Directors John H. Gattis and Wendell Tabb

By Will Shropshire

March 27, 2019

Parents and community members honored two of Hillside High School’s drama directors, Wendell Tabb and the late John H. Gattis, by renaming the theater after them. They also dedicated the stage to Tabb. “I feel that it’s an honor that’s well deserved, well earned by both men,” said William Logan, principal of Hillside High School. […]

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John Gattis’ hit musical ‘Swing School’ returns to Hillside High

By Will Shropshire

February 27, 2019

After 47 years, “Swing School,” a community favorite production for many decades, returned to the stage at Hillside High School. The Hillside High School Drama Department – under the direction of Wendell Tabb –  put on four performances of its new adaptation, called “Hallelujah! Swing School,”  from Feb. 15-17. The production has long been a Hillside […]

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