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AOC Weekend Fun: 4 Things to do for $10 and Under!

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Sundays: 3 pm
All other shows: 8 pm
Swain Hall of the campus of UNC
Tickets on sale now: piedmontperformancefactory.org

StreetSigns presents Howard L. Craft’s newest play, Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green, starring J. Alphonse Nicholson.  FREIGHT tells the story of an African American male who exists in five different dimensions of the same universe at different points in American history. In each incarnation – minstrel, cult leader, FBI informant, struggling actor, out-of-work mortgage broker – Abel finds himself stuck somewhere between the American Dream and the American Nightmare. As he navigates some very gray areas, we witness the trials of a simple man trying to make decisions that will allow him to survive in what the great African American poet Claude McKay referred to as “this cultured hell that tests my youth.”

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Check out AOCFEST 2014 Alum, The Hot at Nights, and two-time Grammy nominee Jeff Sipe in Raleigh this Saturday. Jeff Sipe brings together the incredible virtuosos Mike Seal on guitar and Taylor Lee on bass to form the Jeff Sipe Trio.

Show begins at 9:30pm
Recommended if you like The Bad Plus & Charlie Hunter.

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Two critically acclaimed vanguard American jazz musicians who are redefining the physical boundaries of the horn are performing at Neptune’s on Tuesday, January 13th.

Show begins at  9:00pm
Recommended if you like Jeb Bishop & Peter Evans.

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Experience a new type of worship service this Sunday at White Rock Baptist Church in Durham. All are invited and admission is free.

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