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CONTENTS

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Photo courtesy NBC The Voice

6 | COMMENCEMENT Duke football coach David Cutcliffe shares quarterback wisdom with DA’s Class of 2015 12 | DA MUSIC STUDENTS STEP INTO THE SPOTLIGHT TO FIND THEIR VOICE, FUEL THEIR PASSION AND FORGE A FAMILY ‘A gift I will have for life’ | Page 14 XIV Hours, In The Pocket’s national audiences | Page 14 Lowell Oakley ’14 makes The Voice top 20 | Page 15 18 | DENNIS CULLEN HANGS UP HIS TIMER AND WHISTLE Protégés and colleagues say the veteran coach is ‘just extraordinary’ 22 | EAST MEETS WEST IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC #DAinChina trip cements new student exchange program

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FRONT COVER: Vocalists Marie Li ’15, Ralitsa Kalfas ’15, Andrés Rosa ’15 and Brooke Joynes ’15 were part of the amazing display of talent when In The Pocket, DA’s jazz-rock ensemble, played Motorco Music Hall in downtown Durham in March.

P H OTO B Y M E LO DY G U Y TO N B U T T S

DURHAM ACADEMY

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SUMMER 2015

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Eric Ward

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Durham Academy Magazine - Summer 2015  

The Durham Academy magazine is published biannually.

Durham Academy Magazine - Summer 2015  

The Durham Academy magazine is published biannually.