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Arts and entertainment briefs

The Wooden Stone Gallery, 106 S. Main St., Salisbury, presents Summer Soiree this Friday, 5-7 p.m.
The public is invited to drop in to see what’s new and meet local artists.
Among the art will be new works by popular local “junk” sculptor John Morehead.
Blazing Blues Bob Paolino will be performing. Stephanie McMillan from Tasting by Stephanie will be on hand with wines.
For information, call 704-212-5243.
Gold Hill Night
Friday is “Gold Hill Night” at Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St.
An art exhibit, “Gold Hill Series” by Vivian Pennington Hopkins, will be on display in the Purple Room with a free reception beginning at 8 p.m.
Also that evening, two Historic Gold Hill sites, Montgomery General Store and the Gold Miners Cafe, are sponsoring a show by The New Familiars in the LGAC Black Box Theater, starting around 8:30 p.m.
“It’s Americana with a grand heartbeat,” wrote Jeff Hahne of Creative Loafing . The band was named by that publication as Charlotte’s “Best Local Band” last year.
Admission is $7 at the door.
Read more about the band at www.myspace.com/thenewfamiliars.
Learn more about Historic Gold Hill at www.historicgoldhill.com.
For information about Friday’s event, call 704-245-2302.
Thistledown Tinkers
The Celtic duo Thistledown Tinkers will be returning to Salisbury this Friday, performing 9 p.m. to midnight at The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St.
This lively North Carolina act features Trip Rogers and Tom Eure with an impressive arsenal of instruments including guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, dulcimer and concertina.
You can learn more about them at www.thistledowntinkers.com.
The Friday show has no cover charge.
For more information, call 704-797-0093.
Guitarists featured
“The Party After…Art on Easy Street,” a fundraiser for Rowan Blues and Jazz Society, will feature a talent showcase including two North Carolina musicians, Mt. Holly musician Jeff Luckadoo, and Kannapolis guitarist Sam Havens.
The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the LGAC Black Box Theater, 405 N. Lee St.
Luckadoo is best known as a country artist, but on Saturday he will demonstrate that he is equally comfortable playing the blues.
Havens will also be demonstrating his versatility, playing flamenco guitar at noon when accompanying the “Bellydance Rowan” performance at the Easy Street stage, then showing his jazz chops that evening in the Black Box.
Also featured in concert will be The Blue Providers. Admission is $5.For more information, call 704-636-2811.
David Parker at Stelia
David Parker will perform Friday and Saturday at Stelia, 118 N. Main St.
Parker plays a variety of music, including Jimmy Buffet, Eagles, Bily Joel, Van Morrison and Bob Seger.
Parker has played at Santa Fe Station in North Myrtle Beach.

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