Arts and Entertainment briefs

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 4, 2009

There will be an artist reception at Wooden Stone, 106 S. Main St., 6-8 p.m. Friday.
Featured will be works by “junk artist” John Morehead, painters David Rowland and Clyde Overcash, metal and jewelry artist John Bigelow, potter Brad Tucker and wood turning artist Johnny Butler.
For more information, call 704-212-5243 or visit
Yard sale benefitThe Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society is holding a yard sale to raise funds beginning at 7 a.m. this Saturday in front of the Jack Kepley Scout Building at Coburn Methodist Church.
There will also be a bake sale and hot dog sale.
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Rutter RequiemFirst United Methodist Church’s firstARTS series will offer John Rutter’s setting of the Requiem for the Feast of All Saints on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 11 a.m in the church sanctuary.
The Requiem will be sung by the church’s Chancel Choir accompanied by a chamber orchestra under the direction of Matthew Michael Brown, director of music.
The featured soloist will be Tami Petty, a soprano based in New York City who has sung in New York’s Lincoln Center, San Francisco Opera Center, Chautauqua Opera, Central City Opera and with Canada’s London Fanshawe Symphonic Orchestra.
Petty’s first appearance in Salisbury is made possible in part through the generosity of church members Dr. and Mrs. Boyd Watts.
firstARTS began last year as a concert series to enrich the cultural and artistic life of historic Salisbury. All concerts and programs are presented through the generosity of members of First United Methodist Church.
For more information, contact the church office at 704- 636-3121.
Voices of Hope
The Michael Yang Foundation announces the Seventh Annual Voices of Hope Music in the Park Concert to be held on Sunday, Nov. 2 from 1-4 p.m. The event will be held at the Library Park in Spencer.
A number of acts comprised of various local talent will be performing. It will be a day, through the expression of music, to celebrate life and remember those who have passed away. It’s appropriate for the entire family to enjoy with food and drinks, face painting, games and a balloon release.
Admission is $2, with children under 12 free. The admission ticket automatically enters you into a raffle held at the event.
The Michael Yang Foundation was set up by Steve and Lori Yang, in remembrance of their son Michael, who died Nov. 12, 2001. The mission of the foundation is multifold, offering support services for youth and bereaved parents in the community.
The foundation funds professional grief support services for bereaved parents, scholarships for youth to attend Kindermusik and Young Life summer camp, as well as aid for college.
Warhol Polaroids
DURHAM ó “Big Shots: Andy Warhol Polaroids,” an exhibition of rare photographs, many depicting celebrities, will open at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University on Thursday, Nov. 12.
The exhibition includes about 250 Polaroids and 75 black-and-white prints taken by Warhol from 1970 to 1987.
A selection of Warhol films from the 1960s will also be part of the exhibition to provide a greater context for the photographic work. The exhibition will also include portraits on canvas of Patsy, Andrea, Joan and Nancy Nasher, the wife and daughters of the late Raymond D. Nasher, the museum’s namesake, accompanied by the corresponding Polaroid studies.
The exhibition will be on view through Feb. 21, 2010.
The Nasher Museum is located at 2001 Campus Drive at Anderson Street on the Duke campus. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday; and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for non-Duke students with identification and free for children 15 and younger. Admission is free on Thursday nights, except for special ticketed exhibitions, including “Picasso and the Allure of Language.”
Additional information is available at www.nasher
Free dance lessons
The Salisbury Symphony’s popular fundraiser, the Big Band Bash, is scheduled for Saturday, Jan 9 at Catawba College with the music of Benny Goodman, Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and more.
This year, free dance lessons are offered to the first 30 who buy tickets and express interest. Lessons will be taught by Diana Moghrabi on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday early evenings before the event.
For more information, call Fern Albracht at 704-633-0926, or the Symphony office at 704-637-4314.