Theater preview: ‘Newsies’ leap onto DPAC stage

When “Newsies” takes the stage in Durham, watch for high-energy dance numbers in which the newsboys, papers in hand and bags on their shoulders, spin, leap and execute thrilling acrobatic moves as well as a three-story set of scaffolding with cinematic projections.

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Jazz: ‘Diga Diga Doo’ is irrepressible

Subtitled “Hot Jazz from Chicago,” “Diga Diga Doo” (Delmark) takes you back to the 1920s and ’30s. Jazz seemed happier then, if this jaunty revival by present-day adherents is representative. With veteran Grosz on guitar, banjo and the occasional vocal, and the Fat Babies, a septet from Chicago, the performances are full of irresistible rhythmic drive, exuberant polyphony and from-the-heart personal expression.


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