Written by: Kelcie Frye

Miss NC contestants talk Durham ties, pageant stereotypes

By Kelcie Frye

April 11, 2018

Obtaining the job of Miss North Carolina is no easy task, but Savannah Culbreth and Maya Bryant believe they are up for the challenge. Once a year, 49 women gather in Greensboro to prepare themselves for the annual Miss North Carolina competition in June. For Culbreth, Miss Durham 2018, this is her first year competing […]

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Durham’s Black Ops Theatre Company provides opportunities for black theater artists

By Kelcie Frye

March 28, 2018

A local theater company is changing the face of the Durham theater scene. Black Ops Theatre Company, which features black artists from around the Triangle, is committed to challenging the preconceived notions of what black theater looks like. Founded in 2015 by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell, the Durham-based theater group was formed as a response to the […]

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Kidznotes wins a regional Emmy for “The Music Inside”

By Kelcie Frye

February 28, 2018

  Nick Malinowski is in the profession of changing lives through music. He never imagined that his job would land him on a stage in Nashville, accepting an Emmy Award on Kidznotes’ behalf. Malinowski, the executive director of the Kidznotes program, is a North Carolina native who has a passion for kids and accessible music […]

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Durham Arts Council displays “America Wants” by Owen Daniels

By Kelcie Frye

February 14, 2018

Turning photos into powerful messages, Owens Daniels is using photography and digital art to make a statement about relevant social issues of the moment. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Daniels considers himself a “hybrid North Carolinian.” A retired military veteran, Daniels got his start in photography at the U.S. Army Photographic School of Cartography. He is […]

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Kidznotes Bucket Band promotes music for Durham youth

By Kelcie Frye

Sweet music fills the halls of the Holton Career and Resource Center in Northeast Central Durham every Saturday morning. From orchestra classes to ensemble choirs, Kidznotes aims to make the arts accessible to children. One of the biggest issues in music education is a lack of access to musical instruments. Teacher Rosendo Peña is combating […]

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