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Black Poetry Theatre explores masculinity in the workplace in its latest production

By Natasha Townsend

February 27, 2019

The Hayti Heritage Center buzzed with nervous energy hours before the 4 p.m. showing of “Inside Studio Real: A choreopoetic sitcom” on Feb. 23.  The play, written by director Dasan Ahanu, involves poetry, movement and emotion. Ahanu, 44, is from Raleigh and has been an artist since the ‘90s, he said. He has performed original […]

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

By Will Shropshire

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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Durham VOICE Voices: Veronika Payne (Episode 3)

By Brighton McConnell

  This is a podcast series being produced and reported for the Durham VOICE. With this project, we’re reconnecting with people who were once involved with the VOICE and its community, allowing them to share their journeys and experiences since working with the newspaper.   This week’s guest on DVV is Veronika Payne. She worked […]

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Durham VOICE Voices: LaMon Jones (Episode 2)

By Brighton McConnell

February 13, 2019

  This is a podcast series being produced and reported for the Durham VOICE. With this project, we’re reconnecting with people who were once involved with the VOICE and its community, allowing them to share their journeys and experiences since working with the newspaper. This week’s guest on DVV is LaMon Jones. LaMon worked as […]

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Durham VOICE Voices: Yusuf Shah (Episode 1)

By Brighton McConnell

January 30, 2019

    This is a new podcast series being produced and reported for the Durham VOICE. With this project, we’re reconnecting with people who were once involved with the VOICE and its community, allowing them to share their journeys and experiences since working with the newspaper. Our guest this week is Yusuf Shah, who worked […]

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Photo essay: The original Colors of Purple

By Cameron A. Rogers

November 22, 2018

The Hillside High School Theatre Department, under the leadership of veteran director Wendell Tabb,  launched its fall production season by bringing “The Color Purple’ to the stage. Durham VOICE photographer Cameron Rogers was there to capture these images. Before the production begin on Nov 9, African dancers graced the stage at Hillside High School, giving […]

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A Flute's Journey

By Ashlen Renner and Jimmy Wylie

November 9, 2016

From beginning to end, we followed a donated flute until it ended up in the hands of Kidznotes student Brandon Castellanos. Kidznotes is a non-profit organization that offers free orchestral training to the underserved kids in Durham.

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Election 2016: our microphones go to NECD

By Jimmy Wylie

October 24, 2016

To get a sense of what folks are thinking about the election year of 2016, VOICE audio journalist Jimmy Wylie takes his mic to Northeast Central Durham with the questions: who are you voting for? What are the issues you care about? And how important is this election? Here’s what he heard from, in order, […]

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Hip Hop at Holton: youth dance classes draw interest

By Ashlen Renner

October 5, 2016

The rosters of the Youth Hip Hop Dance classes at the Holton Career and Resource Center have been full since they were first offered 2 years ago. Cheryl Bellamy, who has been a dance instructor at Holton for four years, has made it her goal to encourage her students out of their comfort zones and […]

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Bryanna Williams sings anthem for President Clinton

By Jock Lauterer

September 26, 2016

Bryanna Williams, who sang the national anthem for President Bill Clinton when he visited Durham on Sept. 6, talks about making vocal runs in her songs. She sang for us in Hillside High School’s choir room, which Bryanna calls her sanctuary. (Photo by Raina Matthews of Hillside High School)  

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A look inside SEEDS of Durham

By Justice Davis

September 22, 2016

SEEDS is a nonprofit organization based in Durham, NC that works with the youth by providing a place for kids to learn and explore gardening and other Earth-friendly values. SEEDS started as a partnership with Phoenix House, a homeless transitional housing program for men, but over the years SEEDS changed with the needs of the […]

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Activist artist returns to CenterFest

By Ashlen Renner

Luis Franco’s graphic art stood out from the row of oil paintings and handmade pottery and jewelry at CenterFest, drawing in crowds passing by. His art is meant to gain attention. Since he graduated from North Carolina Central University, Franco has used his art as activism, promoting the interests of people of color. With race […]

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Barber Samuel Jenkins: from tragedy to triumph

By Christopher McKoy and Kayla Jones

Videographers Chris McKoy and Kayla Jones, journalism students from N.C. Central, pay a memorable visit to iconic local barber Samuel Jenkins of Samuel and Sons Barber Shop on Angier Avenue.

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Principal Profiles: Eastway Elementary School

By DeVante Campbell

November 2, 2015

NCCU Voice reporters profiled four Northeast Central Durham elementary school principals. In this video, DeVante Campbell introduces Shayla Holeman, principal of Eastway Elementary School.

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