We’ll Do It Live!

One of the neat things about UNC-TV’s programming is that many of the performance specials will have touring shows. That gives you, the UNC-TV viewer, a chance to experience some of the acts and productions you’ve enjoyed on the small screen live and in person.

I mention this because here in Durham, North Carolina (where UNC-TV is based), there is a fantastic venue for such live events – the Durham Performing Arts Center or DPAC, for short. Moreover, I happened to check the DPAC’s website recently and was amazed to see how many events they have scheduled with acts we’ve presented on UNC-TV in the past.

Here are just a few…

The Tenors: Under One Sky Tour – January 27, 2016

2Cellos – February 1, 2016

Celtic Woman: Destiny World Tour – April 16, 2016

Riverdance: 20 Years – June 12, 2016

Brit Floyd: Space and Time Continuum World Tour – June 19, 2016

Il Divo: Amor & Pasion World Tour – September 25, 2016

All of these acts have been featured in specials broadcast on UNC-TV or the affiliate channels, some as recent as New Year’s Eve. If you’ve watched and you’re a fan, you could enjoy an evening with these performers live at the DPAC. And, certainly, if you aren’t in the Triangle or within driving distance, these events are most likely part of a larger tour so you can check the acts’ respective home pages to see if they might be coming to a venue near you.

Keep in mind, some events may be sold out. I don’t work for or with the DPAC; I’m just here to help you make the most of your UNC-TV experience!

Creature Feature

If you’re a fan of Chris and Martin Kratt (and live within driving distance of the Triangle), tickets are still available for Kratts Creatures Live at the Durham Performing Arts Center on Sunday. Showtimes are 1pm and 4:30pm and decent seats are still up for grabs.

It may be a bit too late to make plans for the weekend so if you can’t make the DPAC this time out, the Kratts Creatures Live tour will make it back to the Tar Heel State in February 2016 for scheduled dates in Fayetteville and Charlotte.

Antiques On the Road

The old painting in the attic. That bric-a-brac you got from your great aunt. Those old letters you picked up at the yard sale. Chances are you have something taking up space in your attic, basement or spare room that you think might – just might – be worth something.

That’s Antiques Roadshow‘s stock in trade.

Since 1997 (longer if you count the British original), Antiques Roadshow has been separating the treasure from the trash and fulfilling dreams while alternately dashing hopes. It’s all thanks to the thousands of people who show up to get their items appraised at the Roadshow events held each year across the US. Want to be one of them? Now’s your chance. The 2015 Antiques Roadshow Tour has been announced and six cities across America have been chosen. Unfortunately, the Roadshow isn’t coming back to North Carolina this year but our neighbor to the south is one of the stops. On August 8, Antiques Roadshow will be in Charleston, so pack up your dad’s model trains or mom’s earrings and head on down to the Palmetto State to see if you’ll make it on a future episode of Antiques Roadshow.

For the full tour schedule, visit Antiques Roadshow‘s web site.