Durham Magazine February/March 2022

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The stand-up comedian, writer, actress and North Carolina native made her TV debut on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2010 and has appeared in numerous films and shows since, first becoming known as a writer and panelist on E!’s “Chelsea Lately” followed by a regular series appearance on Hulu’s “The Mindy Project.” Now she’s bringing her 2 Sweet 2 Salty tour, complete with all new material, to Fletcher Hall at The Carolina Theatre.

This haunting and hopeful new musical takes the stage this winter at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, this acclaimed show by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin intertwines two mythic tales – that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife, Persephone. durhammag.com

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University features this expansive view of contemporary art in North Carolina with approximately 100 works by 30 emerging and established artists from across the state. Through a variety of media, the artists – including Beverly McIver, Cornell Watson, Jade Wilson and Saba Taj, among others – explore themes surrounding historical and current events, loss and remembrance, trauma and healing, and identity, inviting museum visitors to reckon with hard truths, seek healing in collective reflection and demand transformative action.


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Reckoning and Resilience: North Carolina Art Now


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Head to Sarah P. Duke Gardens for this biannual event where you can ask for advice from staff horticulturists and peruse a wide variety of plants for all types of garden spaces to take home with you! The members-only preview sale is March 25. (Clockwise from top left): Fortune photo courtesy of Fortune Feimster and The Carolina Theatre; Reckoning and Resilience: Saba Taj, "Borders/ Portals (are so Gay)" from the series "there are gardens at the margins," 2020. Acrylic paint, oil paint, spray paint, gold leaf and glitter on canvas; 72 x 72 inches. © Saba Taj; Florence Forth photo courtesy of AE Alliance Inc.; Imani Winds photo by Shervin Lainez; Plant Sale photo by Orla Swift; "Hadestown" photo by T Charles Erickson

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