Dolly Parton in Durham for 'Better Day' world tour

Posted August 2, 2011

— Dolly Parton makes a stop in Durham Tuesday for her sold-out show at the Durham Performing Arts Center.

The 65-year-old country music legend is on a 45-city world tour in support of her latest album, "Better Day."

The Better Day World Tour began last month in Knoxville, Tenn., and is expected to run in the U.S. and Europe before it ends in November

"Better Day," Parton's 41st album, was released in June.

She is among a long list of artists scheduled to perform at the DPAC this year.

Others include Steely Dan, The Monkees, Steve Earle, Earth, Wind and Fire, Blondie, Elvis Costello, Adele, Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn and Kenny G.


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  • southernborn24 Aug 2, 2011

    She is a very talented lady. You can only go so far on boobs. This lady has written some of the best songs since Hank Williams and will be remembered through them for many years after she is no longer here. Don't cut her short!

  • bmg379 Aug 2, 2011

    Dolly made an appearance when they announced it was gonna open,so obviously she was a part of it,but won't take any part of it being a huge failure??? sorry but I had friends who lost jobs at the theatre.She should make a public apology for allowing her no talent brother to be a part of that whole fiasco.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Aug 2, 2011

    Come on. Take off your blinders. Its no secret. It made her famous. Without it, her voice would have just been another country, raspy voice among the many hopefuls. She would have never been discovered. I grew up near Dollywood. Actually, it was Silver Dollar City back then. She was famous for her looks more so than her voice. She even jokes about it herself. You folks are wound too tight.

  • twc Aug 2, 2011

    If you're talking about that novel voice I agree. Otherwise, grow up; you're not an inexperienced teen any more. Right?

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Aug 2, 2011

    Come on. Can't you take a joke? Just joking about her money makers. Even she knows she wouldn't be where she is today without that novelty. And I grew up in her 'neck of the woods'. And yes, I'm a fan.

  • reddant Aug 2, 2011

    Really, she ought to toss in a freebie. Roanoke Rapids took it on the chin while her family benefited.

  • phoenixelon99 Aug 2, 2011

    I've never understood the need for some folks to be snarky and nasty for no reason. bmg379, DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT, your comments are just unnecessary!

    Smurfy - me too!

  • bmg379 Aug 2, 2011

    No stop at the Randy Parton theatre???? lol

  • skyyekatfromafar Aug 2, 2011

    Aaahh, simplysmurfy, that's not nice!!

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Aug 2, 2011

    And the earth tilted.