Durham Performing Arts Center | 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC | (919) 680-2787
The American Tobacco District: Located Across from Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Mary Chapin Carpenter

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MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER
Joined by special guest musician Garrison Starr
Sunday - 7/18/2010
7:00 | All Ages | Starting at $22.50
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Her music has been described as folk, Americana and singer-songwriter. From her first gigs as a rising star on Washington's folk scene in the early 1980s, she has made a reputation as both a singer and prolific songwriter. She has released eleven albums, resulting in five Grammy Awards and over 13 million records sold. She has scored 12 top 10 singles, including Grammy nominated "He Thinks He'll Keep Her," for a Record of the Year. Carpenter has achieved the same success as a live performer, having toured nationally and internationally and winning two Pollstar Country Tour of the Year awards. more ...

Melissa Etheridge

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MELISSA ETHERIDGE
Monday - 7/26/2010
8:00 PM | All Ages | Starting at $37.00
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Since 1988, Etheridge has stayed true to herself through her very personal songwriting. ’Bring Me Some Water," "Ain’t it Heavy," "I’m the Only One," "Come to My Window," "I Want to Come Over," "Angels Would Fall," "I Run for Life" and "I Need to Wake Up" have earned her five Platinum albums, a pair of Grammys®, an Oscar®, an ASCAP Songwriter of the Year honor and the ASCAP Founders Award. Easily one of the greatest all-time female rock icons, Melissa Etheridge is also a mother and a cancer survivor. She is an outspoken cultural, political and human rights activist, a thought-provoker and a longtime truth-seeker. Most recently she was honored by NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) with its Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award at the 2010 convention. For further information please go to www.melissaetheridge.com. more ...

Lyle Lovett

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LYLE LOVETT
Wednesday - 8/18/2010
8:00 PM | All Ages | Starting at $37.00
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Musician, singer, songwriter, actor- Lyle Lovett is one of the most distinctive and original artists of modern time. Though his music was initially labeled as country, his music ranges from country and folk to big-band swing and traditional pop seamlessly blending one style with another. His music may have been hard to categorize, but critical acclaim has come easily as he garnered 4 GRAMMY Awards. A reluctant celebrity, he is a great Texas storyteller with a loyal cult following. more ...

Natalie Merchant

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NATALIE MERCHANT
Monday - 8/30/2010
8:00 PM | All Ages | Starting at $28.00
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After rising to fame at the helm of the popular folk-rock band 10,000 Manaics, she enjoyed even greater success as a solo artist during the mid-'90s. Her self-produced debut album, Tigerlily (1995), sold an astonishing five million copies in the U.S. alone. Merchant has been researching, writing and recording a collection of songs adapted from the works of various classic and contemporary poets. This project, entitled Leave Your Sleep, is her first studio album in seven years and was released in April. more ...
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Durham Performing Arts Center | 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC | (919) 680-2787
The American Tobacco District: Located Across from Durham Bulls Athletic Park