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It’s all about the music this weekend in Durham

#Durm is a shortened version of the town that Bull City faithful identify with. The vibrant downtown, along with American Underground’s (@AmerUnderground) vibrant tech culture, has turned Durham into an uber-smart destination city.

The Durham Hip Hop festival is ready to warm up Triangle crowds with rap battles and an all-star lineup including headliner Deniro Farrar (@DeniroFarrar) and hosted by radio personality Brian Dawson (@iambriandawson) from K-97.5

Catch Farrar on Saturday afternoon at Durham Central Park. Details: nando.com/1x1

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Keep up with your favorite team here and view MLB (@MLB) box scores: nando.com/bbscores

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