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Entertainment, sports and recreation news and events for Durham, North Carolina including the Duke Blue Devils, Durham Bulls (MILB) and the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC).

CGA Announces 58th Carolinas Junior Girls’ Championship

CGA Announces 58th Carolinas Junior Girls’ Championship

58th CAROLINAS JUNIOR GIRLS’ CHAMPIONSHIP AT HOPE VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB IN DURHAM, NC – JULY 29-31, 2014 WEST END, NC July 28, 2014 – The 58th Carolinas Junior Girls’ Championship will be held at the Hope Valley Country Club in Durham, NC on July 29-31, 2014. 49 players have entered the 2014 Carolinas Junior Girls’ Championship.  The Junior Division will be made up of any girl 13 years of age or older regardless of handicap index. Players in the Junior Division will play 18 holes each day. The Sub-Junior Division will be made up of any girl 12 years of age or younger. Players in the Sub-Junior Division play a 9-hole round each day. Players may opt to play in […]

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Charlie Montoyo becomes Durham Bulls All-Time wins leader

Charlie Montoyo becomes Durham Bulls All-Time wins leader

Eighth-Year Skipper Wins 614th Game at the Helm of the Bulls, Supplants IL Hall of Famer Evers DURHAM, NC July 21, 2014 – With the Durham Bulls’ 5-1 triumph over the Rochester Red Wings tonight, Charlie Montoyo earned his 614th victory as manager of the storied franchise, breaking Bill Evers’ record for the most managerial wins in team history.   Montoyo, who has posted a record of 614-492 in his eight seasons as Durham’s manager, notched his 613th win in his 1,103rd game with the franchise this past Friday at Gwinnett. He reached the 613-win plateau in 43 fewer games than it took Evers, an International League Hall of Famer who posted a 613-533 record with the organization over eight […]

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Triple-A All-Star Week Schedule of Events

Triple-A All-Star Week Schedule of Events

Bull City Becomes Center Of Minor League Universe During Five-Day Celebration DURHAM, NC July 9, 2014 – Minor League Baseball’s biggest event has arrived in the Triangle. Beginning this Saturday with All-Star Fan Fest & Block Party and culminating with the 2014 Cree Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 16, baseball fans and the game’s brightest prospects are ready to converge on Downtown Durham for All-Star Week. All-Star Fan Fest (#AllStarFanFest) Saturday, July 12 – 11:00am-2:00pm; Durham Bulls Athletic Park All-Star Week’s official kick-off event, Fan Fest will provide an all-access pass to one of the finest Minor League ballparks in the country. Fans can take batting practice on the field, tour team clubhouses and enjoy interactive family fun throughout […]

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman and Wake County Wildlife Club Offer Shooting Sports and Archery Workshop

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman and Wake County Wildlife Club Offer Shooting Sports and Archery Workshop

DURHAM, NC July 9, 2014 —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program will offer a free shooting sports and archery workshop on Aug. 23 at the Wake County Wildlife Club range, located at 1313 Coley Road in Durham. The 9 a.m.-5 p.m. workshop will feature hands-on training in shotgun, rifle, bow and arrow, and crossbow. Experienced instructors will emphasize safety, proper firing techniques and offer one-on-one instruction. “I would argue the best marksmen in the world are women, and Olympic competition tends to prove me correct,” said BB Gillen, outdoor skills coordinator for the Wildlife Commission. “No previous experience is needed for this workshop — just an interest in shooting and archery. Thanks to the Wake County […]

2014 Triple-A Home Run Derby Participants Announced

2014 Triple-A Home Run Derby Participants Announced

IL Home Run King Mike Hessman Headlines Group Of Six Sluggers Who Will Compete For Derby Belt DURHAM, NC July 8, 2014 –Mike Hessman, Jesus Aguilar, and Dan Johnson of the International League and Allan Dykstra, Mike Jacobs, and Francisco Pena of the Pacific Coast League have been named the six participants for the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Home Run Derby. The Home Run Derby will take place on Monday, July 14 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park at 6:30pm. The IL’s newly crowned all-time Home Run King, Toledo’s Mike Hessman enters his fourth Triple-A Home Run Derby looking for his first win in the event. Hessman crushed his 259th career home run in the IL on June 30 to break the […]

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Triple-A All-Star Game National Broadcast Details Announced

Triple-A All-Star Game National Broadcast Details Announced

Minor League Baseball’s Premier Event to be Covered Nationally on Television, Radio, and Web DURHAM, NC June 26, 2014 – Triple-A Baseball today announced the 27th annual Triple-A All-Star Game will be televised live on MLB Network on Wednesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. EST.  The announcing team of Paul Severino, Darryl Hamilton, John Manuel, and Sam Ryan will bring the action to viewers nationwide. The Game will be available online to MiLB.TV subscribers live on MiLB.com, the official website of Minor League Baseball. The American Forces Network will also showcase the event, bringing MLB Network’s telecast of the Triple-A All-Star Game to the U.S. Armed Forces stationed outside the contiguous United States on U.S. military installations and aboard U.S. […]

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Charlie Montoyo to manage International League in 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game

Charlie Montoyo to manage International League in 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game

Bulls Skipper Will Guide IL All-Stars In Front Of Hometown Crowd On July 16 DURHAM, NC June 19, 2014 – Charlie Montoyo of the defending International League Champion Durham Bulls has been named the manager of the IL’s All-Star team for the 2014 Cree Triple-A All-Star Game. Bob Mariano, third-year skipper of the Fresno Grizzlies, will pilot the Pacific Coast League All-Star squad. The 27th annual Triple-A All-Star Game will take place at Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Wednesday, July 16 at 7:07 p.m. EDT. Minor League Baseball’s premier event will be carried live on MLB Network as well as the Triple-A All-Star Game Radio Network. For the second time in four years, Durham’s Charlie Montoyo will manage the International […]

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Remaining All-Star Week Tickets On Sale Now

Remaining All-Star Week Tickets On Sale Now

Individual Tickets for Triple-A Home Run Derby and All-Star Game Now Available to General Public DURHAM, NC June 16, 2014 – The Governors’ Cup Champion Durham Bulls have placed remaining individual tickets for the 2014 Cree Triple-A All-Star Game and Triple-A Home Run Derby on sale today. By purchasing tickets to both the Home Run Derby and All-Star Game, fans will save $10 off the combined price of each individual event. “The response from our ticket package holders has been tremendous,” said Durham Bulls General Manager Mike Birling. “We’re now excited to sell the limited tickets we have left for these once-in-a-lifetime events, but they’ll definitely go fast.” All-Star Week gets underway on Saturday, July 12 with the free All-Star […]

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2nd Saturdays Events Across North Carolina June 14

2nd Saturdays Events Across North Carolina June 14

RALEIGH, NC June 12, 2014 – Families are sure to find lots of activities and fun at 2nd Saturdays programs at state historic sites and museums June 14. Many free and budget-friendly activities will be available on 2nd Saturdays in this summer and throughout the year at destinations within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. Enjoy your staycation with local arts, culture and genuine North Carolina experiences. Amazing music, dramatic performances and artful experiences are among the wonderful possibilities. East   Somerset Place, Creswell. Days Gone By. A hands-on, fun filled day of historic games and activities, tours of the newly restored Collins house and other buildings, costumed interpreter demonstrations and samples of hearth-cooked food. Afternoon performances of slave narratives by the […]

Maxwell’s Summer Soulstice Tour to play Durham & Charleston this summer

Maxwell’s Summer Soulstice Tour to play Durham & Charleston this summer

MAXWELL SUMMER SOULSTICE TOUR   SATURDAY JULY 26 – DPAC – DURHAM JULY 29 – NORTH CHARLESTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER   MAXWELL will bring his Summer Soulstice Tour to DPAC Durham on Saturday July 26 & the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on July 29.   Tickets go on sale Friday April 25 at 10am at Ticketmaster.com, venue box offices, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone 800-745-3000. Maxwell, the platinum soul star known for his show-stopping performances, has announced the 35+ date “Summer Soulstice” tour this June, July and August, his first major dates since 2010. In concert, the singer and songwriter is lauded for his impeccable vocals, his connection to his audience and the sheer physicality of his […]