Arts and Entertainment Briefs Feb. 21, 2013

  • Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:01 a.m.
See the art of Paulette Rice-Mangham at the GLMBA fundraiser this weekend.
See the art of Paulette Rice-Mangham at the GLMBA fundraiser this weekend.

Piedmont Players Theatre will hold auditions for the Tony Award-winning musical “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” lovingly ripped off from the motion picture “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

Open auditions for dancers and singers will be held at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Sign-up begins 30 minutes prior.


Performers should prepare 16 bars from a song in the style of the show.

If you dance, please bring in character shoes.

Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

Auditions are held on the third floor of the Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Rehearsals begin March 4; performance dates are April 18-27.

For more information, contact Josh Wainright at 704-633-5471 or md@piedmontplayers.com

Scottsing benefit concert

Three Bridges will be in concert with Scottssing during the annual benefit for Cystic Fibrosis at 6 p.m. Saturday.

They will be performing a skit to one of their songs, and there will be door prizes.

Advance tickets are $10 — kids ages 13 and younger get in free with an adult — and are available at Country Christian Books of Granite Quarry, Christian Supply of Kannapolis, Yard Stuff of Rockwell, Me and Mommy Consignment of Concord.

For information, call 704-239-6134 or visit www.scottssing.com

The concert will be held in the East Rowan High School auditorium.

Local artist Rice-Mangham

EAST SPENCER — An art show featuring the work of local artist Paulette Rice-Mangham will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Guiding Light Missionary Baptist Association in honor of Black History Month.

The show will feature more than 50 pieces of original artwork including acrylic paintings and metal sculptures.

The association is sponsoring this event as a fundraiser to assist with the completion of the Guiding Light convention center.

The center, when completed, will provide not only spiritual services, but community services and outreach programs as well.

There is a $5 admission charge. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling Brenda Rice-McNeely at 704-636-2096 or Esther Mobley at 704-636-7506.

Light refreshments will be served.

The convention center is located at 308 Boundary St., East Spencer.

Frazer to give artist’s talk

The Looking Glass, 405 N Lee St., in Historic Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District, has extended through Wednesday “Through the Wall,” an exhibition of handmade paper pulp paintings and encaustic wax art by Karen Frazer.

Showing a series of work dealing with ancestral and cosmic subjects, the artist will give a talk about her work and a demo of encaustic wax painting and printmaking.

Anyone attending will be able to participate and make a print.

The artist’s talk is at 1 p.m. Friday and is free and open to the public.

Receptions at Waterworks

The opening reception for “Visual Places: Evolving from Nature” is Friday.

Informal gallery talks with the artists will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. The exhibit will be in place through May 11.

In this exhibit, four artists reflect on the intersection of architecture and nature through the use of form, texture and surfaces.

Artists include Sharon Dowell of Charlotte, Mark Gordon of Wilson, Isaac Payne of Charlotte and Patricia Steele Raible of South Carolina.

Also on display at WaterWorks Visual Arts Center is “Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists” in the Young People’s Gallery.

Now in its 30th year, this rotating display of artwork features the works of nearly 800 students representing Salisbury-Rowan County’s public, independent and home-schooled students.

These exhibitions celebrate both the outstanding efforts of the art specialists who teach the creative process and the talents of Rowan county’s youth.

Free piano concert Friday

A free program of piano music by Patrick Behringer will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel, on the campus of Catawba College.

The concert continues the Catawba Artist Series for the spring semester.

Behringer will perform works of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Prokofiev.

For more information about the series, contact Jacob Hahn at jahahn@catawba.edu or by phone at 336-456-4017.

See ‘Eyeborgs’ for free

CONCORD — There will be a free screening of the sci-fi thriller “Eyeborgs” at 9 p.m. Friday at the Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S. in Concord,

The screening is sponsored by Modern Film Fest and the Cabarrus Arts Council. The movie was shot in Winston-Salem.

Featuring Adrian Paul (Duncan MacLeod on the “Highlander” television series) “Eyeborgs” tells the story of whether government surveillance cameras intended to keep us safe are actually killing people.

Fort Dobbs reenactment

STATESVILLE – Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will offer a glimpse of the harrowing days of the 18th century Cherokee War on Saturday and Sunday.

The Cherokee had been allies of the British when the French and Indian War started in 1754, but tensions quickly spiraled into war and the allegiance of the Cherokee was uncertain.

The 253rd anniversary program will feature living history interpreters who will portray provincial soldiers and Cherokee warriors, present musket and cannon firing demonstrations, and ongoing demonstrations of 18th century military and American Indian camp life.

The free programs will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. A special evening firing will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday.

For more information call 704-873-5882 or visit www.fortdobbs.org.

‘Love, Loss, & What I Wore’

Lee Street Theatre will bring Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s “Love, Loss, & What I Wore” to the stage with local actresses Jennifer Hubbard, Kimi Matthews, Teri Steelman, Claudia Galup, Tamara Sheffield, Mary Ann McCubbin, Wendy Beeker and Anne Cote Hoffman.

Directed by Missy Barnes, “Love, Loss, & What I Wore” is an intimate collection of stories that use clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to.

This is done as a staged reading, and will be performed at Looking Glass Artist Center’s black box theater, 405 N Lee St.

Performance dates 7:30 p.m. March 6-9.

Tickets are $10. Reserve a seat by calling 704-798-7768 or buy at the door. For more information, visit www.leestreet.org; sponsored by Sidewalk Deli.

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