A look inside Rent, as it returns to DPAC

For the first time in nearly ten years, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Rent is returning to the DPAC, after a run of sell-out shows marked its 2008 season locally. The 20th Anniversary Tour makes its Triangle appearance as part of the DPAC’s...
Jim Lauderdale makes his yearly visit to Raleigh

Jim Lauderdale makes his yearly visit to Raleigh

George Strait was a welcome, if odd, face to see grace the stage of the Americana Awards ceremony held in Nashville last week. The fledgling radio format, still trying to pin down what its descriptive sound perhaps is, was celebrating only its second year of being...
Blair Witch sequel fails to live up to original

Blair Witch sequel fails to live up to original

The original Blair Witch Project has stuck with me since the night that I caught it back in 1999. I’ve never been a big horror fan, and have never loved a lot of gore in a film, but it felt as if the filmmakers behind that original shaky-cam film had tuned...
ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons ready to rock Cary

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons ready to rock Cary

The success of ZZ Top as a mainstream rock band is one of the more perplexing turns in pop music history. The blues-rock trio – formed in Houston circa 1969 – began experimenting with the new sounds emerging in the rock world (think new wave, punk, dance,...
Tagging in Jason Jordan

Tagging in Jason Jordan

When World Wrestling Entertainment announced their plans for another brand split, it was met largely with trepidation from its fans, many who remembered the last time this move was done roughly fifteen years ago. Separate rosters for each of the flagship shows,...