Arts and Entertainment briefs-Sacred Heart presents Oktoberfiesta this weekend

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sacred Heart Catholic Church presents its annual Oktoberfiesta this weekend at the new church site, 375 Lumen Christi Lane, across from Isenberg Elementary School.
The Catholic Daughters will sell Louisiana turkey gumbo 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday in Brincefield Hall, eat in or take out.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., there will be inflatables, children’s games, petting zoo, cake booth, food, raffle, “Shabby Chic Boutique,” and attic treasures. New this year is a 5k run.
For information, call 704-633-0591.
Performing with ease Instructor Missy Barnes will offer an introductory class in Alexander Technique focusing on principles of movement, body mapping, and physical awareness in order to enhance performance skills, especially for musicians.
The Alexander Technique re-educates the body into moving more easily, allowing us to relearn the natural grace and poise with which we were born. AT is a simple and practical approach by which people learn how to reduce unnecessary tension while engaging in normal activities. AT teachers observe students in everyday activities and use a combination of verbal instruction, demonstration, and light guiding touch to help them regain freedom of motion.
People generally seek the benefits of the technique in response to general tension and stress challenges (tight neck and shoulders, nervousness in social situations) or specific pain issues (back problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, knee problems). The technique is also studied by performers (musicians, actors, dancers) and athletes to enhance performance skills.
The class will be Monday, Oct. 19 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at The Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St.
There will be no strenuous activities involved in the class but attendees who play music instruments will be invited to bring their instruments to work with. There is a piano on site for pianists to use. Dress for comfort, particularly footwear.
Class fee is $5.
For more information, call 704-638-6493 or contact
Music theatre classCatawba College Community Music is offering “Spotlight on Musical Theatre,” a seven-week module for students in grades 6-9. The course is led by Emily Schuttenberg, adjunct professor and accompanist at Catawba College, 4:30-5:20 Tuesdays, Oct. 20-Dec. 8.
The cost is $125. Enrollment is limited.
For more information, call 704-637-4345 or visit
Nutcracker chorusAmadeus Youth Chorus is holding auditions for young people interested in singing with the children’s chorus that will be a part of the upcoming Nutcracker ballet performance presented by Salisbury Symphony and Piedmont Dance Theatre. Children are not required to be a member of the Amadeus chorus to audition.
Performances will be 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 19 and 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 20 in Keppel Auditorium. Participants also need to attend rehearsals 6:15-7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at Salisbury High School, 1-2:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at Keppel, and Thursdays at 5 p.m. during the month of November at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
Auditions will be held in the parish hall of St. Luke’s on the corner of Church and Council Streets at 5 p.m. on two Thursdays-Oct. 22 and 29. Children auditioning must have unchanged voices and the ability to sing on pitch.
For more information, contact Sarah Hall, 704-637-7326 of
Vaudeville and pizzaTwo Man Gentlemen Band returns to Salisbury on Wednesday, Oct. 28, performing 6:30 p.m. at the Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St.
The performance includes a pizza dinner. Tickets are $15, available by reservation only.
The gentlemen are hot off of 30 shows in 30 days in the UK ó that after opening three shows on the Bob Dylan/Willie Nelson/John Mellencamp tour in July.
Hailing from New York City, the neo-vaudevillian duo combines hot jazz, vintage rhythm and blues, old-time country, and tin pan alley. Performing with plectrum banjo, guitar, string bass, dueling kazoos, novelty percussion, and a cornet, The Gentlemen belt out original songs that are a throwback to earlier times, in between hilarious banter and rowdy audience participation.
For ticket information, call 704-633-ARTS (2787) or contact
Rock-a-Buy for Ty
CHARLOTTE ó Band members Caleb Davis, Justin Morehead and Kroy Presley of the Caleb.Davis.Band are presenting a benefit concert 8 p.m., Oct. 30 for Ty Gardner, an unborn child suffering from a tumor in his chest which prevents his lungs from developing. Ty’s condition is known as Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation (CCAM) and Bronchopulmonary Sequestration (BPS).
Ty will undergo a surgery to remove the tumor at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. His parents, Craig and Rayna Gardner are from Salisbury, but Rayna has been living in Philadelphia since the diagnosis in mid-July because she must have continuous monitoring with ultrasounds every two days to follow the growth of the tumor and a potential fetal surgery.
When the Caleb.Davis.Band was asked to perform a concert, with all tickets sales going toward the Gardner family and its purpose for the event, the guys volunteered without question. The band did not learn until weeks later that the event would be held at The Fillmore, Charlotte’s a hot new music venue.
There will also be a raffle to win a guitar autographed by Nickleback. Raffle tickets are $5, or 5 for $20, or 30 for $100. The drawing will be the day of the event, and the winner need not be present.
For tickets to this event, visit
If you would like to make a donation, please make check payable to Ty Gardner Benefit Account and mail to the attention of Ruby Davis at 1001 East Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203.
Prime Time Band
KANNAPOLIS ó The community is invited to the Piedmont Prime Time Community Band’s fall concert, Band Classics with a Touch of Jazz taking place Sunday, Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. in the Kannapolis Performing Arts Center, A.L. Brown High School, 416 E. First St.
Special guests for the concert will be The Rowan Big Band All Stars making this a “two for one” program. The Piedmont Prime Time Community Band will play classics for band, alternating with the Rowan Big Band All Stars who will offer classic songs from the big band era.
Admission is free and donations will be accepted. Also, everyone is encouraged to bring a canned food or non-perishable item to donate to the food pantry of Cooperative Christian Ministries.
For more information about the band, call Jon Hutchinson at 704-425-3508 or Krickit Shoemaker at 704-791-8549
Crum artThe exhibition “Carolina’s Got Art” will be on display through Oct. 30 at Atherton Mills in Charlotte. There were 420 artists who submitted work, and Salisbury artist Robert Crum was among the 98 chosen to participate. His oil painting “Toy Boat” was selected by the juror, New York art critic Brice Brown.
Due to the volume of work submitted, an additional component was added to run through Nov. 30 at Elder Gallery in Charlotte, an event called “Carolina Salon des Refuse.” Crum’s painting “Dana’s” was selected for this exhibit.
For information about the exhibits, visit or