Archive for February 3, 2014

America’s Favorite Comedian

Bill Cosby

Comedy Central “Far From Finished Tour”

Durham Performing Arts Center
October 25, 2014

One of America’s most beloved comedians of all time Bill Cosby, whose comedy transcends age, gender and cultural barriers, is making a rare appearance at DPAC on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Cosby returns to DPAC in his new Comedy Central “Far From Finished Tour”, following multiple sellout performances on previous tours in 2009 and 2012.

Tickets on sale:

Online at

DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000

“Bill Cosby joins a short list of elite performers that have been to DPAC three times since our opening in 2008. It’s great to know that superstars like Cosby keep coming back, both because they love the atmosphere at DPAC and because Triangle audiences love to laugh. There is no better place to see great comedy than DPAC and this chance to present one of comedy’s legends is very special,” said Bob Klaus, GM of DPAC.

Perhaps Cosby’s greatest contribution to American entertainment and culture is The Cosby Show, about a close-knit, upper class black family. Cosby said his intent was to portray an American family. Time magazine called the show “an encouraging sign of maturity in matters of race.” The Cosby Show dominated the No. 1 spot for years, earning nearly unanimous critical praise. Life magazine described the program as “a gentle, whimsical, warmhearted” show whose “delicious ordinariness of its pleasures and tribulations has given millions a fresh, laughter-splashed perspective on their own domestic lives.”



When: Friday, February 21, 2014
Where: The Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh
Tickets: Here



When: Friday, February 21, 2014
Where: The Ritz, Raleigh
Tickets: Here

The members of Southern Rock quintet Blackberry Smoke are no strangers to hard work. Playing up to 250 dates each year, the guys are on the road more often than not, and they’ve seen tangible results of their labor. The band has toured with and befriended idols such as The Marshall Tucker Band, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd and George Jones. The band was even asked to play for Jones on his 80th birthday, not long after the country legend turned in a guest appearance on the band’s sophomore album. They’ve toured Europe thrice over, and had their songs featured in video games, as well.

Mixing elements of gospel, bluegrass, arena rock, soul and more than a touch of outlaw country, Blackberry Smoke has earned a passionate fanbase that continues to grow as the band itself evolves. The band is as blue collar as the bandanas its members wear.

“Our fanbase is as organic as you can get,” says drummer Brit Turner. “Each fan has been won by live performance or good old word of mouth.”


When: Sunday, February 9, 2014
Where: Carolina Theatre, Durham
Tickets: Here

Buddy Guy is one of the most celebrated blues guitarists of his generation, possessing a sound and style that embodied the traditions of classic Chicago Blues while also embracing the fire and flash of rock & roll. Guy spent much of his career as a well-regarded journeymen, cited as a modern master by contemporary blues fans but not breaking through to a larger audience, before he finally caught the brass ring in the 1990s and released a series of albums that made him one of the biggest blues acts of the day, a seasoned veteran with a modern edge. And few guitarists of any genre have enjoyed the respect of their peers as Guy has, with such giants as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Mark Knopfler all citing him as a personal favorite.

Edwin McCain to Rock "Eat to the Beat" Concert Series

When: Thursday, February 6, 2014
Where: Sunrise Theater, Southern Pines, NC
Tickets: Here

Carolina born artist Edwin McCain continues to tour two decades after hitting the national music scene with hit singles; “Solitude”, “I’ll Be” and  “I Could Not Ask for More.” Since his national success in the late 90’s McCain has continued to create good music recording9 albums since 1995. His most recent album Mercy Bound is available now on iTunes and Amazon.

McCain is making his one and only, announced, NC tour stop this weekend at the Sunrise Theatre in Southern Pines. The show will be an acoustic trio show and starts at 7:00pm. Tickets are still avialable at the venue website and at the door.

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