Arts and entertainment briefs

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Livingstone Theater Department will present the play “Steal Away” by Ramona King. The play is being directed by Linda Hunt, Director of Theater Arts at Livingstone.
Preview dates are March 30 and 31 and opening night is April 1. Show times are 7 p.m. nightly and 4 p.m. on Sunday.
“Steal Away” is a comedy about a group of five women in the 30s who face a financial dilemma during the Depression as they come together to send young black girls to college.
$5 general admission tickets can be purchased at the door and admission for students is free.
The show will be at the Little Tubman Theater, Livingstone College campus, 701 W. Monroe St. Call 704-216- 6047 for more information.
Waterworks art expo
Waterworks Visual Arts Center will host “An Evening in Monet’s Garden” preview party dinner and sale to kick off Artist EXPO 2011. Artist EXPO is a three-day juried art show and sale where over 50 regional exhibitors of fine arts and fine crafts will present and sell their work.
There will be French fare by Cartucci’s Restaurant (beer and wine included). Guests can meet more than 50 regional artists while having the first opportunity to preview and purchase artwork. Tickets are $45 per person, with advance payment and reservations required. Reservations will be accepted through March 25 at 704-636-1882.
Public days to shop the EXPO are Friday, April 8, 11a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday, April 9, 10:30a.m.-4 p.m. Admission on public days is $5 per person.
Artist EXPO is located in the F&M Trolley Barn at 125 E. Liberty St. Proceeds support the educational and outreach programs of the Waterworks Visual Arts Center.
OCT presents ‘HONK’
CONCORD — Based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale and from the song writers of Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, “Honk!” is a family show for all ages. It comes to the Old Courthouse Theatre stage March 31-April 17.
Tickets are $15/$12/$10. Call the Box Office to reserve a seat at 704 788-2405 or check out
Fuller on Virginia Woolf
In conjunction with the St. Thomas Players’ production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” Catawba College professor Dr. Janice Fuller will explore the different voices of the English novelist. She will read excerpts from some of Woolf’s most important works.
The reading will take place Tuesday, April 5, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Salisbury Wine Shop, 106 S. Main St. The event is free.
For more information call 704-647-0999 or contact
Mixed media show
Mixed media artist Susan Dodd will present a showing of her work created with things she calls, “broken, forgotten and abandoned.”
Hosts Edward and Susan Norvell are sponsors. The opening reception will be Friday, March 25 from 6-9 p.m. at A Step In Time, located at 5 Easy St.
Call 704-642-1300 for more information.
Muse & Spirit Festival
Center for Faith & the Arts will hold the first Muse & Spirit Festival April 2 from 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. at the Looking Glass Artist Collective’s black box theater. An art show will feature works by local artists; wellness practitioners will offer demonstrations; there will be an opening reception for the art of Justin R. Christenbery, who will do demonstrations. A concert will feature Sy Arden, stephaniesid and the The Sky Captains of Industry. Admission is $6 in advance, $8 April 2. For details, call 704-647-0999.
‘Grand Slam’ auditions
Three white males are needed for the play “Grand Slam,” which will be performed at the Looking Glass Artists Collective Black Box Theatre on May 13 and 15.
Pitchvine Entertainment is holding auditions for one lead and two extras for the play, a period piece from 1950 to the early 60s: Doc Wise, racist and overbearing (50 plus); assistant to Doc Wise (40 plus) and a baseball game announcer (40 plus).
This play has been read at the 2005 national Black Theater Festival and the 2006 Greensboro Fringe Theater Festival.
For an appointment contact or call 336-833-1537 and leave a message.
Memorial concert
MISENHEIMER —On Sunday, April 3 at 4 p.m., Pfeiffer University will host a memorial service for Marvin W. Burke, a professor emeritus at Pfeiffer University who died Feb. 6.
The concert will be in the Pfeiffer Chapel on the Misenheimer campus. It is free and open to the public.
Selections include“Alleluia” by Randall Thompson, “He, watching Over Israel” by Mendelssohn, “Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace,” by Davis Stanley York, “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,” arranged by Rutter, and the last movement of the Brahms Requiem.
The choir will be conducted by Steve Harrill, assistant professor of music at Pfeiffer, a 1978 Pfeiffer graduate and former Burke student. Burke’s longtime friend and colleague, Stan Scheer, will serve as organist and choir accompanist. The Pfeiffer University Handbell Choir will also participate.
For more information, call Steve Harrill at 704-463-3147 or
Old Time Fiddlers
DOBSON — More than 125 musicians will converge on Surry Community College March 25-26 for the second annual Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention.
Convention highlights include a Friday night dance with music by Back-Step, Slate Mountain Ramblers and Mountain Park Old Time Band; jam sessions and fiddling competitions Saturday; plus a fiddle workshop on Saturday by Paul Brown of NPR.
For details, call 877-999-8390 or visit
‘Legends of Racing’
RALEIGH— The small exhibit “Legends of Racing” at the NC Museum of History in Raleigh will highlight major moments and feature actual race cars: A 1937 Ford Coupe that Ned Jarrett raced in the 1950s, the No. 3 car driven by Dale Earnhardt Sr., a Legends Car that Sam Beam drove to victory up and down the East Coast and a 1988 Pontiac Grand Prix raced by Richard Petty.
For details, call 919-807-7900 or go to or Facebook.
Pottery and antiques
HICKORY — The 14th annual Catawba Valley Pottery and Antiques Festival will be held on Saturday, March 26, at the Hickory Metro Convention Center, I-40, exit 125 in Hickory.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under and are available at the door. Ticket holders will be entered in a drawing for door prizes.
For more information, call 828-322-3943 or 828-324-7294 or check
‘Jazz For Japan’
ROCK HILL — Marc Hoffman will perform during the American Red Cross fundraiser “Jazz For Japan” at Tropical Escape in Rock Hill, SC, on Sunday, March 27. Hoffman will take the stage at 7:30 p.m.
Hoffman’s set will debut a new original jazz ballad, “Ordinary Song,” set for a Monday, March 28 release. Virillion Music will donate 20 percent of sales of the single to “Jazz For Japan.”Contact Tim Hartis at 803-230-1967 for information.