Durham Debates Giant Clear Channel Theatre

The Durham (NC) City Council is considering a plan for “a 4,000-seat theater adjacent to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and the American Tobacco complex renovation. Supporters of the proposed American Center for Performing Arts say the region needs a theater of this size, and that it would serve as a permanent home to the American Dance Festival, which has long outgrown crowded Duke University stages.” But media giant Clear Channel Communications would manage the theatre, and a coalition of other arts groups is coming together to oppose the plan.