Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast

914 Vickers Avenue, Durham, North Carolina 27701
Innkeeper(s): Monica and Daniel Edwards
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Duke Basketball Coach K Wins 1K 25 Jan 2015, 3:26 pm

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham is pleased to announce that local Duke Mens Basketball Coach, Mike Krzyzewski, had his 1,000th victory on Sunday January 25, 2015!  It all happened in the famous Madison Square Garden Arena playing against St. John's.  At one point Duke was trailing by ten points.  Even fans on Twitter were wondering if Duke could pull off the win.

"We were so gritty in the last 10 minutes," Krzyzewski said. "It was tough to get involved with 1,000. I was just trying to survive this game, which is how you get to 1,000."

Coach K continued, "You know, to see the happiness of my players makes it good. We have to keep it in perspective. It makes us 17-2 and we've got to go to Notre Dame on Wednesday, but for this moment, for basketball, for the game and for this program, we'll enjoy this one right now."

He gave credit to his former coach, Coach Bobby Knight, calling him, "one of the greatest coaches of all time."  He also was quick to say that, "Everybody who played for me is a part of this.  You know, the coach gets the credit, but we would not be here today without the players." 

As many know, Coach K also coached the Men's USA Basketball team who earned the Gold Medal in the 2012 Olympics!

The YouTube video below shows features praise from Coach K's current and past players, including NBA professional basketball player Grant Hill:

  • "We are a family." 
  • "He knew how to get the best from me." 
  • "He helped me grow."
  • "Great trust is always earned and having his trust gave me a lot of confidence."
  • "He gives you an opportunity to talk to him off the court."
  • "I love talking to him."
  • "I always want to be on top of my game in front of him."
  • "Believing in him and trusting him came very natural to me." 
  • "He is not only a mentor, but a great friend and someone I have a tremendous respect for." 
  • "Coach really let me go out there and play and he pushed me to be the player he thought I could be."
  • "Coach K is the greatest coach of all time and even better is the greatest mentor of all time!"

We (Monica and Daniel) are so proud of the athletic achievements in happening in the Bull City.  North Carolina Central University also has high performing student athletic teams.  The Durham Bulls were voted the #1 Minor League Baseball team in the country last season. 

When guests come to Morehead Manor, they have access to all that the Durham area offers.  Including the following:
We invite guests to enjoy their stay at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham. Each morning we serve a delicious gourmet breakfast prepared.  Wake up to tasty homemade goodness!  Valentine's Day is just a little more than two weeks away.  Make your reservations before we are completely booked!

Durham Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 19 Jan 2015, 11:46 am

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!  The city of Durham has helped shape racial equality during the civil rights movement and continues to do so today.  More than 100 years ago Durham was a role model for the black middle class around the United States.  Martin Luther King, Jr., as an American pastor, humanitarian, and equal rights activist, contributed so much to the African-American Civil Rights movement.  His legacy continues to live on. 

Did you know that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was originally scheduled to be in Durham, not Memphis, on the day he died?  In 1960, Dr. King made his famous speech that spawned the "fill up the jails" rallying cry at White Rock Baptist Church which is located on Fayetteville Street.  For years, the congregation was led by Dr. Augustus Shepard, whose son, Dr. James E. Shepard, founded what became North Carolina Central University.  In 1925, it became the first state-supported liberal arts college for African Americans in the United States.  Now students of all nationalities and ethnicities walk the NCCU campus

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering the Dream speech
One of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s most famous speeches, "I Have a Dream" given in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March On Washington for Jobs and Freedom, he says the following inspirational words:

"I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.'

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today...."

"I Have a Dream" came to be regarded as one of the finest speeches in the history of American oratory.  The March, and especially King's speech, helped put civil rights at the top of the agenda of reformers in the United States and facilitated passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. On October 14, 1964, Dr. King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through non-violence.

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is pleased to be rated the #1 black-owned bed and breakfast in America, according to Black Enterprise magazine.  We (Daniel and Monica) love extending our hospitality to guests from all over the world.  There is so much that the Bull City offers.  We hope you stay with us when you come visit the city of Durham

Getting Around Durham 12 Jan 2015, 4:00 pm

Getting around Durham is easy for our guests when they know about all of the transportation resources available.  Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is proud to live in the Bull City where we have many modes of transportation.  We will discuss the various ways to move about during your stay.

Did you know that more than half of the United States population lives within a day's drive or an hour's flight of Durham?  Durham is convenient to interstates, served by an international airport, and has numerous other transportation options around town. 

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is close to a lot of other great places in Durham:
The following is a guide put together by the Durham Convention and Visitor's Bureau.  This provides useful transportation information to travelers.


RDU International Airport (RDU is short for Raleigh-Durham)is located on the western edge of Wake County and is co-owned by the cities of Durham and Raleigh and the counties of Durham and Wake.  (919-840-7700)

Air Canada (888) 247-8726

American Airlines (800) 433-7300

Delta Sky Team (800) 221-1212

Frontier Airlines (800) 432-1359

JetBlue Airways (800) 538-2583

Southwest Airlines (800) 435-9792

United (800) 864-8331

US Airways (800) 428-4322

There are several options for airport transportation, including taxis, shuttles, limos, rental cars, and regional transit buses. 

RDU Taxi is the official taxi company of RDU airport, offering 24/7 transportation.  Meter rates are charged for rides to Durham and a typical 14-mile one-way fare would be about $30.  Call 919-840-7277 to schedule a ride.


1st Corporate Town Car Service
Executive limo service with a large selection of vehicles, including standard and SUV stretch limos and minibuses.  (919) 794-1712

Bare Minimum Limousine Van Sedan Service
Limousine, van, and sedan rentals with passenger service for RDU.  (919) 383-7399

Carolina Livery Service
Provides weekday transportation, chauffeured town cars, minivans, limousines, and minibuses.  Also offers planned tour services.  (919) 957-1111

Emerald Service Limousine
Limousine, yacht, and jet aircraft services.  Helicopters available on charter basis with advance notice.  (919) 477-4096

Eno Limo
Locally owned limousine company serving Durham and the Triangle region.  (919) 272-4586

Greenway Transit Services
Exclusively biofuel and hybrid limousine service serving RDU airport and special events.  (919) 957-8294

Met-R Transport
Provides in-town and out-of-town transportation; handicap accessible.  (919) 544-4111

Triangle Corporate Coach (919) 648-1048


The Bridge Bus
In addition to nighttime service to/from Raleigh and Durham (Thursday through Saturday nights), offers event specific service to Bulls games, Durham Performing Arts Center, etc.

Bull City Connector 515 W Pettigrew St., Downtown Durham (919) 485-RIDE (7433)
The Bull City Connector is a fare-free bus service that connects many of Durham's central destinations, including Duke University, Ninth Street, Downtown Durham, and Golden Belt.

Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA) 515 W Pettigrew St,. Downtown Durham (919) 485-RIDE (7433)
Serves all parts of Durham, including RTP (Research Triangle Park).  Schedules vary by bus route.  Busses are wheelchair accessible and have bike racks. 

Durham Train Station (Amtrak) 601 W Main Street, Ste 103, Downtown Durham (919) 956-7932
Amtrak is the nation's intercity passenger rail operator, serving 46 states, the District of Columbia, and three Canadian provinces. 

Greyhound 515 W Pettigrew, Downtown Durham (919) 687-4800
Durham terminal for the nation's largest provider of intercity bus transportation. 

Low-cost express bus service to nearly 50 cities offering free wi-fi, power outlets, and panoramic windows.  Departure and arrival near Durham Station on Jackson Street in Downtown Durham. (877) 462-6342


Alamo Rent-A-Car 

Avis Rent-A-Car

Budget Rent-A-Car Systems

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Hertz Rent-A-Car

National Car Rental

Thrifty Car Rental

Triangle Rent A Car

University Car and Truck Rentals


ABC Cab Company
Major taxi dispatcher for multiple independent companies.  (919) 682-0437

All-Points Personal Transportation (official RDU Transportation)
Serves Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Cary, Research Triangle Park (RTP), Fayetteville, Jacksonville, Wilmington, and all cities and military facilities across North Carolina.  (919) 836-9900

Durham's Best Cab Company
24/7 service with 50 new model sedans and 12 full-sized passenger vans.  (919) 680-3330

RDU Taxi provides 24/7 official RDU Airport taxi service within Durham, Orange, and Wake counties.  (919) 840-7277


2U Transit of North Carolina
Locally owned and operated paratransit service offering door-to-door transportation in and around the Triangle area to the mobility impaired.  (919) 687-4808

AAA Carolina Motor Club
Provides travel planning assistance and emergency road service to its membership

Online source for transportation information and options for getting around the Triangle. (919) 485-RIDE (7433)

Markham Transportation
Specializing in wheelchair and special needs transportation.  24-hour emergency vehicle service. (919) 417-5205

Share the Ride NC
Connects commuters interested in car or vanpooling, as well as finding park and ride lots, public transit services, bike routes, and other transportation alternatives.  (919) 485-7461

Wheelchair Transport Group (919) 330-1319

The above information was courtesy of the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau (DCVB) located at 101 E Morgan Street in Downtown Durham.  They offer a wide range of services for conventions and group meeting in Durham.  For help arranging transportation for groups, contact DCVB at (800) 446-8604 or (919) 687-0288 or email

When guests arrive at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast, we (Monica and Daniel) help them feel right at home and give them as much attention (or privacy) as they request.  Each morning wake up to a delicious gourmet homemade breakfast to get your morning started right!  We are happy to provide any information or directions to places in our Durham, North Carolina community.  Our guests always love experiencing everything that the Bull City has to offer!

Durham Antiques 5 Jan 2015, 7:11 pm

Antique Shopping in Durham, NC
Ever heard the saying, "Everything old is new again?"  Finding antiques is a hobby for many individuals who love the challenge of finding unique treasures and often restoring them to their former glory (particularly furniture).  In Durham, North Carolina we have plenty of antique shops.  We invite guests to stay with us at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast, located right here in the Bull City.  A special thank you to the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau for allowing us to show their photographs.

Looking for vintage clothes like poodle skirts or polyester pants?  To stumble across something great and to find gently used (modern, vintage, and designer) items, check out these unique places:
To accessorize with your newly found stylish antique clothes, think about getting handcrafted jewelry and fashionable scarves.  Places with these items (and often much more) include:
Brightleaf Square in Durham, NC

In Durham, guests of Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast can find the perfect antique Oriental rug:
Turn back time with an old-fashioned handcrafted grandfather clock, mantle clock, or cuckoo clock:
Search among antiques, collectibles, furniture, gifts, trinkets, and other gifts at these exquisite Durham shops:
Streets at Southpoint in Durham, NC
For those who have the talent of shopping, Durham is the place to be!  Relax and kick back at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast and let Monica and Daniel make your taste buds come alive with a fresh gourmet, home-cooked breakfast each morning.  With luxury amenities and all of the resources and attractions Durham has to offer (click on the links below), people absolutely love staying with us. 
Visit North Carolina produced the YouTube video below on the Piedmont of North Carolina.  Durham is proud to be part of this pristine area.

Durham is the City of Medicine 29 Dec 2014, 6:25 pm

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is only about a five minute drive away from a world-class healthcare system.  The Duke University Hospital and its award-winning medical practitioners are famous for their excellent medical treatment as well as compassionate care of patients.  People are often referred to Duke University Hospital because of Duke's highly-skilled medical personnel and advanced medical technology.  A big reason why Durham, North Carolina is called, "The City of Medicine" is because of Duke University Hospital and other excellent hospitals and healthcare services available in Durham. 

As part of its commitment to patient-centered care, Duke Medicine has adopted an online tool that helps patients connect with their loved ones at home.  CarePages are free web pages that patients can create to communicate with family and friends throughout their experience at Duke Raleigh Hospital.  Each CarePage is private and fully secure.  Only those given a password can visit the page.  Care pages can help:
  • Patients and/or those with them to journal their hospital stay
  • Post messages and share photos
  • Update loved ones all at once, reducing the need for multiple phone calls
  • Receive words of encouragement
  • Connect with other patients facing similar challenges
  • Learn more about healthcare issues
  • Invite others to receive your latest updates through e-mail alerts
  • Recognize a hospital staff member who goes above and beyond with a CareCompliment

Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center is dedicated to offering a welcoming, family-centered patient care environment. Duke's staff is committed to providing expert, compassionate care to each of their pediatric patients, as well as responding to the concerns and needs of parents and family members.

Here is a listing of the various Duke medical hours and directions as well as Duke treatments.  At the bottom is a map of how to get to the main Duke University Hospital.  If you are visiting for medical reasons (for you or a loved one), please let us (Monica and Daniel) know if there is anything we can do to make your stay with us more pleasant.  For the peace of mind of guests coming for medical reasons, we keep any health information you share with us completely confidential.  We always respect the privacy of our guests.

Durham Performing Arts Center in January 2015 23 Dec 2014, 5:00 am

Kick off the New Year right by seeing an entertaining theatre performance.  Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is pleased to announce that the popular Broadway production of "Wicked" is returning to the Durham Performing Arts Center in January from the 7th through the 25th.  Variety calls WICKED "a cultural phenomenon,” and it continues to break box office records across North America. Winner of over 100 international awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony® Awards, WICKED is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster.” (The New York Times)

Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One - born with emerald green skin - is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for "the most complete - and completely satisfying - musical in a long time." (USA Today)  Click here for tickets and seating information.  Although the actors will be performing at DPAC a total of twenty-four times, some shows only have a few tickets left. 

YouTube song clips from the Wicked musical:

Harry Connick, Jr.’s meteoric rise in the world of music was only a prelude to a multi-faceted career. This pianist, vocalist, composer, band leader, actor and philanthropist has received awards and recognition for his live and recorded musical performances, and for his achievements on screens large and small, as well as the Broadway stage. Back by popular demand, get tickets to hear his only performance at the Durham Performing Arts Center on February 4 at 7 pm.

Throughout his career, Harry Connick, Jr. has earned three Grammy® Awards, two Emmy® Awards, and two Tony® nominations, and he spearheaded efforts to help rebuild his hometown of New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.  Below is a YouTube video of him performing on the piano and singing "For Once In My Life" and he is accompanied by a talented jazz ensemble.

On February 6, at the Durham Performing Arts Center, Diana Ross will be performing in concert from the "In the Name of Love Tour."  Diana is one of the world's greatest entertainers of all time.  Legendary singer, artist, and actress Diana Ross is one of the most iconic female singers in the world. Ms. Ross' last performance at DPAC in March of 2011 was sold out.  Be sure to book your tickets soon!

The icon is forever cemented in history with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “Stop! In The Name of Love,” “Where Did Our Love Go” and “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” have all been inducted into the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame. “Stop! In The Name of Love” and “You Can’t Hurry Love” are among The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

Beginning in the '60s as lead singer of the world-renowned group The Supremes, Ross and the group achieved the unprecedented feat of 12 number-one singles in the U.S., becoming the most successful American group in history and rivaled only by The Beatles for the position of the biggest hit group of that generation. Diana Ross went on to achieve 6 number-one single as a solo artist, amassing a total of 18 #1s.

When “Endless Love” hit Number One in 1981, Ross became the first female artist in music history to place six singles at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  “Endless Love,” sung with Lionel Ritchie, remains one of the most successful duets in pop history.  Below is Diana Ross' Christmas performance in Washington a couple years ago. 

Diana Ross’ musical repertoire encompasses rhythm and blues, soul, pop, disco and jazz. Diana Ross helped shape the sound of popular music, changing the landscape and paving the way for contemporary music. She has fans all across the world.  Don't miss this one night to see her perform live in Durham, North Carolina within walking distance from our Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast. 

Durham Bed and Breakfast in December 16 Dec 2014, 5:00 am

We (Daniel and Monica Edwards) invite you to experience the December holidays at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham, North Carolina.  Indeed, this is "the most wonderful time of year" to visit and take in all that the Bull City has to offer!

In 2013, Southern Living magazine named Durham, "The Tastiest Town in the South." Backed by the votes of thousands of dedicated fans, our town's food really is that good. Durham has more than fifty restaurants receiving attention and press from the national media, lauding them as exceptional and tops in their craft.  Speaking of tasty, try Morehead Manor's delicious homemade breakfasts that are completely pleasing to the palate. Wake up to warm, just out-of-the-oven, fantastic fresh food!

In addition to superb cuisine at local restaurants and at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast, the town of Durham has so much to offer:

While staying at Morehead Manor, guests will notice our little touches of Christmas are all over the our bed and breakfast inn right now.  From darling miniature Christmas trees (like the one above) to the large festive Christmas tree (below).  We like to "deck the halls!"

Within walking distance from our manor is the Durham Performing Arts Center.  Since opening six years ago, DPAC is the center for live entertainment in the Triangle.  DPAC is consistently recognized with top national ranking and local awards.  More than two million guests have come through the doors for the wide variety of Broadway, concerts, comedy, and family shows.

The hit musical comedy adaptation, A Christmas Carol, is celebrating its 40th anniversary!  One of the Triangle's most beloved Christmas traditions will once again be featured at Durham Performing Arts Center for five shows only from December 18 to 21. Did you know that A Christmas Carol was the first full scale theatrical event staged at DPAC during its opening week in December of 2008? Approximately 30,000 people attend the local production runs in Raleigh and Durham each year.

The Summit Church is back at the Durham Performing Arts Center for Christmas Eve. They are hosting five services for the whole community to celebrate Christmas and the birth of Christ. Services are on Tuesday Dec. 23 and Wednesday Dec. 24.  They are partnering with Urban Ministries of Durham and the Salvation Army of Wake County to host a supply drive at all Christmas Eve services.  When you attend Christmas at DPAC, please bring an item with you to support homeless ministries.

We wish you Happy Holidays!  From the very moment of your arrival, Daniel and I welcome our honored guests at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast in Durham. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your visit with us even more special!

Durham Where Great Things Happen 9 Dec 2014, 12:25 pm

According to Black Enterprise magazine, we are the number one black-owned bed and breakfast in America! They even quote me (Co-Owner and Innkeeper Monica) from Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast as saying, "Out of the 30,000 or more bed and breakfasts in the country, only about one percent are black owned." We are thankful that we are rated as the best in the bed and breakfast industry.  We thank all of the wonderful guests we have had a privilege to extend our hospitality.

Morehead Manor's Tiger Room
Image courtesy Fortuitous Capture

Daniel and I opened Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast in 1997.  The Black Enterprise goes on to state, "since then it has been a staple of African American excellence in hospitality." They quote me telling them, "We are going into our seventeenth year.  I've seen lots of changes and I've embraced them.  I enjoy what I do.  It's a labor of love.  I tell everybody that if I didn't enjoy it, I wouldn't be doing it this long."

Morehead Manor foyer and stairs
Image courtesy of Fortuitous Capture

When asked about my experience with bed and breakfasts, I shared that, "I can honestly say my first experience at a bed and breakfast was in 1995 and I fell in love with it and said to myself this is a very good concept.  Over the next year and a half, every time my husband and I traveled, we stayed at a bed and breakfast and talked to people there. Remember, at the time, there was very limited information about bed and breakfasts and, unlike hotels that have a lot of money to spend on advertising, most bed and breakfasts have a very limited budget."

The local Durham area residents as well as Morehead Manor guests are all thankful that this bed and breakfast is in the community.  Close to Downtown Durham, the manor is ideally located near:

Whether returning for a visit to Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast, or coming for the very first time, we welcome you to enjoy your stay. There is so much to do, see, hear, and taste!  Speaking of, enjoy our out-of-this-world delicious, fresh, and homemade gourmet breakfasts each morning. Mmmm.....good! 


Durham Libraries 2 Dec 2014, 6:00 am

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is located in Durham which is part of the greater Research Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill).  Both Duke University and North Carolina Central University are located in the Bull City.  We are going to feature those two Durham universities and their libraries as well as our local Durham public libraries.

We (Monica and Daniel Edwards) welcome you to explore all the rich learning opportunities the Durham area has to offer!  Each morning guests of Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast wake up to a delicious gourmet home-cooked breakfast.  Those interested in the universities or taking advantage of our area's libraries are welcome to visit.

The Durham area offers many exciting adventures:
Durham Art
Durham Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Durham History
Durham Holiday Performances
Durham Jazz
Durham Performing Arts Center
Durham Restaurants
Durham Shopping
Durham Sports

Search and Find at Duke University Libraries
Directions, Maps, and Parking at Duke University Libraries

Duke University Libraries Professional Schools 
Duke Divinity School Library
Ford Library, Fuqua School of Business
Goodson Law Library
Duke Medical Center Library

North Carolina Central University and their Libraries
James E. Shepard Memorial Library
NCCU School of Law Library
School of Library and Information Science Library

The Durham County Library was the first free, tax-supported library in North Carolina.  After more than a century of service, Durham County Library is now a regional system.  With the opening of the renovated Southwest and South Regional Libraries in 2010, Durham County now has a full-service library within five miles of nearly every Durham citizen.  The library offers more than 200 public access computers and free WiFi in all library locations.  In addition to traditional library books and magazines, the library offers CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, downloadable ebooks, and online databases  for research.  With more than 2 million visitors annually to a library location, an additional 2 million visitors to the library website, as well as 5,000-plus programs for children, teens, and adults, the Durham County Library system remains vitally relevant to the Durham Community at all stages of life.

Durham County Libraries  
Durham County Main Library

Regular Hours
Monday 9 am to 9 pm
Tuesday 9 am to 9 pm
Wednesday 9 am to 6 pm
Thursday 9 am to 9 pm
Friday 2 pm to 6 pm
Saturday 9:30 am to 9 pm
Sunday 2 pm to 6 pm

North Carolina Collection (3rd floor Main Library)

Regular Hours
Monday 12:30 pm to 9 pm
Tuesday 10 am to 5 pm
Wednesday 10 am to 5 pm
Thursday 10 am to 5 pm
Friday 2 pm to 5 pm
Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday closed

Map to the Main Durham County Library location from Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast

Durham Holiday Performances 25 Nov 2014, 10:23 pm

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is so proud of our local Durham area.  We have so many holiday performances and events available for our guests to see.  We have included just some of the many wonderful concerts and holiday events happening from now until the end of the year.

Anthony Hamilton: Home For The Holidays
Dec 3 at 7:30 pm
$45+ (919) 363-2900 Tickets

Anthony Hamilton returns to the Durham Performing Arts Center in his "Home for the Holidays" tour featuring classics from his new Christmas album (out Oct. 21) and hits. His previous appearance at DPAC in June 2013 sold out.

The Grammy Award®-winner's arresting voice recently provided the perfect accompaniment to Jill Scott's earthy vocals on the captivating duet "So In Love." Their dynamic pairing also set a record:18 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Urban Adult Contemporary chart,tying Maxwell for the most consecutive weeks atop the tally. The single, in turn, helped propel Scott's album “The Light of the Sun” to a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 and Top R and B and Hip-Hop Albums.

American Tobacco Tower Lighting
American Tobacco Amphitheatre Dec. 5 at 6 pm
300 Blackwell Street, American Tobacco, Downtown Durham, NC 27701
Free to attend (919) 433-1566

Christmas by Candlelight
Friday Dec. 5 and Dec. 12
Duke Homestead State Historic Site2828 Duke Homestead Rd, Durham, NC 27705
Doors open at 6:45 pmFamily: Tickets $6.00 Adults and $3.00 Kids (10 and under)
(919) 477-5498

Experience a historical North Carolina holiday season with Duke Homestead! Take an evening and join us as we celebrate Christmas by Candlelight. Costumed interpreters will lead you on a candlelit tour through the historic area festooned with period decorations as we celebrate Christmas in the 1870's.

Enjoy the live music and historic dancing in the Third Factory, then move through to the Duke's Historic Home where you will be welcomed with Christmas carols, storytelling, hot apple cider, and other holiday goodies.

Durham Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Pops
December 05, 2014 at 7 pm at the Durham Armory
212 Foster St, Downtown Durham, I-85 Exit 177, Durham, NC 27701
Tickets (919) 491-6576
William Henry Curry, Conductor
Special Guest:  Hillandale Children’s Chorus, Dena Byers, conductorHolcombe

Join them for one of Durham’s most honored traditions celebrating friendship, goodwill, and holiday sounds of the season!


Kenny G 2014 Holiday Show
December 7, 2014 at 7 pmDurham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian St, Downtown Durham, Durham, NC 27701Tickets $39+  (919) 680-2787

In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Grammy® Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has solidified his reputation as a premier artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early ‘80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart.

Kenny G has worked with other big-name stars, including Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Natalie Cole. During his long career, he has also performed with Barbra Streisand, Burt Bacharach and Frank Sinatra.

His 1992 release, Breathless, sold more than 8 million copies in the United States alone and became the top-selling instrumental album in history. Two years later, Kenny G hit stores with his first holiday album, Miracles, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

In 1993, Kenny G was awarded a Grammy® for Best Instrumental Composition for the single "Forever in Love”. In 2010, Kenny G teamed up with Robin Thicke and Babyface for the R&B–driven album Heart and Soul and his most recent Namaste (2012) with Rahul Sharma.

Nnenna Freelon and John Brown Big Band Christmas
Dec. 7, 2014 at 7 pm
Carolina Theatre309 W Morgan St, Downtown Durham, I-85 Exit 177, Durham, NC 27701
Tickets  (919) 560-3030

Six-time GRAMMY® Award-nominee Nnenna Freelon is hailed as the "international voice of Jazz." She received a standing ovation from 20,000 in her star-making a cappella appearance on the Grammy Awards telecast! She has shared the stage or recordings with Jessye Norman, Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Take 6, Al Jarreau, the Count Basie Orchestra and more!

Bassist, composer, educator and actor John Brown is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and currently resides in Durham, NC. He is a graduate of the School of Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the School of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. John currently serves as Director of the Jazz Program and Associate Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke University.

He has been performing professionally since his teens and has performed with artists like Wynton Marsalis, Diahann Carroll, Rosemary Clooney, and Nell Carter as well as giving regular performances as a substitute with the North Carolina Symphony since 1992.

A Christmas Carol
From December 18, 2014 - December 21, 2014 (Recurring daily)
Durham Performing Arts Center123 Vivian St, Downtown Durham, Durham, NC 27701Thursday through Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm.Tickets $25+ (919) 680-2787

This hit musical comedy adaptation is now celebrating its 40th anniversary and has been has been cited as “one of the most successful shows in North Carolina theatre history” and voted one of “the top 20 events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society!

One of the Triangle’s most beloved Christmas traditions will once again be featured at the Durham Performing Arts Center this December for five shows only. Ira David Wood III’s hit musical comedy adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic.  Theatre In The Park's original musical comedy adaptation of A Christmas Carol, based on the book by Charles Dickens and adapted for the stage by Ira David Wood III.

We (Daniel and Monica Edwards) look forward to hosting you as guests of Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast. With an ideal location in Durham, Morehead Manor is close to all of these fantastic and fun holiday performances and events.  Enjoy a deluxe gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay.  Out-of-town guests visiting with local family members for the holidays can lodge with us.  We have enough space! Make your December a memorable one when stay at the lovely Morehead Manor.