Arts and Entertainment Briefs, March 21-27

  • Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013 12:01 a.m.
The Thistledown Tinkers will be live at the Davis Theater next Thursday.
The Thistledown Tinkers will be live at the Davis Theater next Thursday.

SALISBURY — A power house trio from Charlotte that has been called a mix between The Allman Brothers and Crosby Stills and Nash makes its first appearance at The Blue Vine on Friday, March 22.

Packing venues with lovers of Americana, folk and blues, Chuck Johnson always has a story to tell. The stories are old, yet never heard before. Chuck’s presentation, salted with wry humor, invites the audience into the act.

“The Charlyhorse,” takes the stage from 9 p.m.-midnight; $5 cover. The Blue Vine is at 209 S. Main St.

Spring Festival of Faith, Flowers and Friends

MT. ULLA — The first Spring Festival of Faith, Flowers and Friends will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The event will include locally-grown produce, flowers and plants, locally made crafts and goods, live music, free food and ice cream. The Iredell Future FFA and West Rowan FFA will also be on site.

There will also be door prizes, an old tractor contest, on-site education and representatives to answer your questions.

Non-perishable food items will be accepted for the Rowan Helping Ministries West and a Mooresville-based food collection organizations, both of which feed and help local families in need. Donations for Bibles for Teens will also be accepted.

This event is also the trade show kick-off and grand opening for West Rowan Farm Home & Garden, and is being held at the store at 11575 NC 801, Mount Ulla, 704-278-2800.

Dr. Racele Weiman speaks

SALISBURY — Dr. Racele Weiman, in association with the “Violins Of Hope,” will present “Let Freedom Ring” on Thursday, April 11 at First United Methodist Church in downtown Salisbury.

Tickets for the luncheon, catered by Buttercup Cafe, are $35 per person. They are available at or by calling 704-637-4314.

Seating is limited and the reservation deadline is April 9.

Weiman’s appearance is sponsored by the Salisbury Symphony Guild.

“Captive in a Foreign Land” at the Hall House

“Captive in a Foreign Land: Life and Death in a Civil War Prison Camp,” is currently on display at the 1820 Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St.

The exhibit runs through December.

The house is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

For more information, call 704-636-0103 or visit

Artists reception tonight

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

The work of Rowan-Salisbury elementary school students, is on display through Wednesday.

The reception, which is open to the public, is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. tonight.

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.

Upcoming shows will feature the Rowan-Salisbury middle and high schools.

Waterworks Visual Art Center is located at 123 E. Liberty St.,

‘Hold Still! I Can’t See Myself’

The Looking Glass Arts Center’s black box will present “Hold Still! I Can’t See Myself” featuring Dorothy Kirk at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

It is the story of Kirk’s discovery, at the age of 65, of her long-hidden gift as a writer, storyteller and performance artist.

The theme is that we all search for our identities and use other people as mirrors to discover bits and pieces about ourselves.

The show consists of six stories woven together and linked by the theme that we are all mirrors for each other. Advance tickets are available at Zinc, 314 Depot St. Doors.

The show is a benefit performance for the Boyden High School Class of 1961 Young Women’s Scholarship Fund.

‘Arcadia’ cast announced

SALISBURY — St. Thomas Players is announces the cast of “Arcadia,” by Tom Stoppard, directed by David Pulliam and Claudia Galup.

Justin Dionne as Septimus Hodge, Jean White as Thomasina Coverly, Preston Mitchell as Ezra Chater, Mike Cline as Richard Noakes, Alison Bird as Lady Croom, Brian Davis as Captain Brice, RN, Len Clark as Jellaby, Chris Honsaker as Bernard Nightingale, Jennifer Hubbard as Hannah Jarvis, Willow Beeker as Chloë Coverly, Paris Battle as Valentine Coverly, Dante Cataldo as Gus/Augustus Coverly.

The play will be held at 7:30 p.m. June 13-15 and 19-22 as well as 2:30 pm. June 23 at the Florence Busby Corriher Theatre on the campus of Catawba College. For reservations, call the Center for Faith & the Arts at 704-647-0999.

Tickets are $15. Group and student rates are available.

Thistledown Tinkers

CONCORD — The Thistledown Tinkers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at Davis Theatre, 65 Union St.

The group aim to epitomize “the beauty and tradition of Celtic music with Southern swagger.”

This music duo, featuring Trip Rogers and Tom Eure, don’t play the fragile, romanticized Celtic music you hear in movie soundtracks — but the kind that makes you sing along and stomp your feet.

These music veterans from North Carolina play traditional Scottish and Irish music, along with original creations, on the guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, dulcimer and concertina.

Tickets are $12. They are available by calling 704- 920-2753 or visiting

East alumni invited to participate in annual show

The annual East Rowan High School Broadway Revue Alumni performance will be held April 26-28.

Alumni are invited to participate in the performing one song during each show.

Practices will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and April 14 in the school auditorium. There will be a dress rehearsal the week of the performances. More practices may be scheduled, depending on the amount of interest and number of alumni participating. Individuals must be able to commit to practicing, as well as all three performances.

Those interested in participating can email teacher Linley Evans at or call 704-279-5232 Ext. 312. They can also join the Facebook group “ERHS Broadway Revue Alumni Performance.”

Rock festival returns to Concord

CONCORD — Carolina Rebellion returns May 4 and 5 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

After uncharted success in 2012, the Mid-Atlantic’s biggest rock festival is growing to two full days in its third year and will feature more camping and VIP space at its new location.

Carolina Rebellion 2013 features a lineup full of rock heavyweights, including: Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Limp Bizkit, Rise Against, Bush, Deftones, 3 Doors Down, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine, Buckcherry, Volbeat, Halestorm, Asking Alexandria, All That Remains, Steel Panther, Device (with David Draiman), Hollywood Undead, Sick Puppies, In This Moment, Escape The Fate, Pop Evil, Nonpoint, Otherwise, Aranda, Thousand Foot Krutch, Red Line Chemistry, Young Guns, Tracer, American Fangs and Heaven’s Basement.

Full weekend general admission and single day admission tickets for Carolina Rebellion are currently on sale at starting at $99 and $59.50, respectively. Cost will include fees, parking is included with all tickets. Discounts will be available for active military.

Carolina Rebellion will feature an even greater variety of camping, hotel and VIP packages and upgrades. Details are available at

Biltmore Festival of Flowers

ASHEVILLE — The Biltmore Estate’s Festival of Flowers will start today and run through May 19.

The gardens at George Vanderbilt’s 8,000-acre Asheville estate come alive with more than 100,000 tulips as poppies, pansies, snapdragons and acres of azaleas chime in.

Roses begin a reign that runs through summer, and natural gardens and walking trails showcase native and exotic blooms.

There will also be designer presentations, seminars and accessible experts as well as concerts and other activities.

Visit for more details.

Jazz meets Shakespeare

HIGH POINT — The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival will present the unique concert and theatrical performance “Such Sweet Thunder.”

The jazz suite, composed by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, is inspired by the works of Shakespeare.

The event takes place at the High Point Country Club, 800 Country Club Road, High Point, at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27.

Tickets include several courses of plated hors d’oeuvres and an open wine/beer bar, and may be purchased by calling 336-841-2273.

Tickets are $75 each, or $650 for a table of 10.

Find more information at

NC Symphony plays in Lexington

LEXINGTON — On Saturday, March 23, William Henry Curry will lead the North Carolina Symphony in an orchestral highlight of Edward Elgar’s Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, “Enigma,” Richard Wagner’s Music from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K.385, “Haffner.”

The performance takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the Edward C. Smith Civic Center in Lexington. Tickets range from $15 to $35 and are available at, at the Edward C. Smith Civic Center, or by calling 336-242-2783.

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