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on social justice topics; and a Social Justice Impact Center to partner with community organizations to address issues such as foster care reform, land acquisition for community gardens in food deserts and oversight of disciplinary actions in the public school system.
GOING DIGITAL Beginning on Sept. 1, DPAC will move to mobile entry for all upcoming performances. Through this new process, DPAC will offer instant access to tickets 24 hours a day on mobile devices; the ability to manage, transfer, exchange, purchase or sell tickets at any time; and reduced risk of lost, stolen, counterfeit or forgotten tickets. The transition to mobile tickets will allow DPAC to provide a contactless entry process for every touchpoint at each event, further enhancing the health and safety of guests. “By transitioning to mobile entry, DPAC fans will see ticketing fraud eradicated along with quicker entry times and a personalized experience, making for easier and more enjoyable show experiences,” says Marla Ostroff, EVP of performing arts & strategic accounts for Ticketmaster North America, DPAC’s official ticketing partner.
shops. Current Durham restaurants and shops represented are Alley Twenty Six, COPA, Luna Rotisserie and Empanadas, The Mad Popper, Rose’s Noodles, Dumplings and Sweets, Jeddah’s Tea and Toast. Boxes must be purchased in advance on the website and are available for weekend pickup or free delivery upon request. Onehour guided tours of downtown areas are also available by request and can be paired with the boxes.
MILESTONES Fifi’s Fine Resale Apparel celebrated its
Duke Performances canceled live
performances for its fall 2020 season in July, with plans to reschedule those artists for the 2021/2022 season. Instead, DP presented an eight-week “Music in Your Gardens” online summer series, a twist on the outdoor “Music in the Gardens” summer series, which showcases nationally renowned artists from Durham and the surrounding areas. The DP team is currently working on digitally reimagining its fall season, which will include virtual performances, conversations, master classes and other public engagements with artists.
10th anniversary on April 4, though at the time the store was closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Owner Lauren Elmore plans to host an official celebration in October. “We are excited to be able to celebrate in October with our customers and our community,” she said. The area’s first location opened in Durham. There is also a location in Raleigh.
for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) during a change of command ceremony onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola Corry Station in Pensacola, Florida, on July 24. Nick is wrapping up a successful 27-year military career, but he rescheduled his retirement ceremony to Nov. 6, 2020, due to COVID-19 safety measures. Public relations agency Largemouth Communications celebrated 15 years in business in July. Since staff are working remotely, the staff commemorated the milestone by surprising CEO Brandon Bryce with a car parade and yard sign.
Capt. Marc W. Ratkus relieved Durham native Capt. Nicholas “Nick” Andrews II (left) as commanding officer of the Center
Taste Carolina, the food tour company
with nine locations across North Carolina, introduced City Boxes in an effort to support local restaurants in Durham, Raleigh, Wilmington and Greensboro. The boxes, which come in complimentary reusable cooler bags, include tastings of dishes, treats and artisan goods from local restaurants and 20
OPENINGS The Museum of Life and Science reopened its doors to the public on July 17 after being closed for four months and then initially reopening to members only on July 7. In order to ensure a safer environment for guests, staff,
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