Liberty Arts Grand Opening: huge

Liberty Arts Grand Opening Friday evening was a huge success.1 Hundreds of people packed the Cordoba Center for the Arts and the parking lot between Cordoba and Goldenbelt. The food trucks were mobbed, the music was intense, and as promised, Durham Mayor Bill Bell pounded some hot metal. There were demonstrations of all sorts, including a wildly popular glass blowing exhibition.

Much money was raised for the non-profit, Liberty Arts, meaning more classes, more art and more fun for Durham’s residents.2

One of LiLa’s youngest fans grooving to the music at Liberty Arts…

1We are not just saying that because we were promoting it. There were a ton of folks in attendance, having a grand ol’ time.

2Although you’d never know it if you read the Durham haters at the Indy Weekly. The Indy chose the occasion of the 1st Anniversary of Marry Durham to once again show their true (Wake Cty) colors giving the cover story to a virulent anti-Durham musician, who’s wildly inaccurate and judgmental screed against Durham is never refuted. Thanks Grayson, here’s hoping you and Jamie Stewart leave town together!

Aaron Mandel

Aaron Mandel is a writer and an accomplished public speaker. He is the publisher of the Clarion Content. For more than a decade, the Clarion Content has covered Durham’s arts, politics, music, and cultural milieu. From breaking news stories to the hottest local acts, the Clarion Content is on the scene. The Clarion Content published more than twenty distinguished guest columnists and garnered nearly a million views. Mandel is a volunteer for the Durham Mighty Pen Literacy Project and serves as the President of the Board of Sustain-A-Bull Durham, a local small business collective with more than 200 members. He writes regularly on the Clarion Content and has been quietly writing fiction since the 4th grade. Mandel has been published in the Raleigh News and Observer. He has also produced numerous art shows, including, “Durham under Development”. He was a featured speaker at “The State of Publishing” conference. He has presented to Durham Chamber of Commerce, “Chamber U” on the “New Media”. He has also served as the play-by-play announcer for the D.B.L., a Durham youth basketball league. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Religious Studies from Indiana University in Bloomington. An avid policy debater at Indiana and a Nation Debate Tournament qualifier, Mandel was also a member of the New Jersey State Champion two-person Policy Debate Team. He has lived in North Carolina, New Jersey, California, Texas, Illinois, Colorado, Indiana, and Baja California, Mexico.

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  • Reply March 19, 2012

    Clarion Content editor

    Special thanks to our loyal readers; keeping their eyes out for typos and corrections. We need you! We are grateful!

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