Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual concerts have become almost as commonplace as the phrase “these unprecedented times,” but Duke Performances is still finding new ways to innovate.
When the Nasher Museum of Art announced that it would remain closed to visitors throughout the fall semester, students and Durham residents alike braced themselves for a year without the museum’s beautifully-curated exhibits. The Nasher, however, had no such plans.
Each year, the english department is host to a number of events that invite students to hear from faculty members about their interests or latest research endeavors.
Duke is no stranger to recruitment season, with each fall marked by visits from major banks, tech companies and consulting firms. But for students interested in the creative and entertainment industries, the traditional recruitment offerings give little opportunity to establish solid connections.
In years past, humanities and arts departments held catered speaker events to help generate community between faculty, students and the Durham community.
This year’s DC Fandome had these and more to get fans excited for what’s on the horizon for Wonder Woman, Batman and other loved DC superheroes and supervillains.
Travel won’t be the same for a while, but the release of “Microsoft Flight Simulator” on Aug. 18 is a breathtaking leap for virtual realism that serves as more than just a game.
Long before mental health initiatives made waves in mainstream media, Britney Spears was the voice that nourished the soul of a generation.
This album marked a journey of letting go of the past and moving forward.
For the first time in Duke’s history, the annual Heatwave concert was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic last Friday, Aug. 28. This year, rapper Denzel Curry headlined the concert.
With COVID-19 precautions in mind, Duke encourages their on-campus students to only bring essential items. I consider snacks one of them.
How do we remember our history?
Nine months into a year characterized by a global pandemic, many of us have been thrust uncomfortably close to the idea of death — much closer than six feet.
Hosted by Duke’s Power Plant Gallery at the American Tobacco Campus, the exhibition shifted to a virtual format due to guidelines instituted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including an artist talk held Aug. 22 on Zoom.
The format of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is amusingly predictable. She brings someone onto the stage — preferably a child prodigy or a teacher in need of new classroom desks — and gifts them an impressive sum of money or a flat-screen TV.
A year ago today, arts organizations around campus were buzzing with anticipation.