Arts and entertainment briefs

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The popular band Too Much Sylvia will perform as part of the Miller-Davis Brick Street Live concert series on Saturday, Oct. 22, in the parking lot at Castaways, 119 Link Ave. off W. Innes St.
Gates open at 6 p.m., general admission is $5. For information, or call 637-5363.
Mark Brincefield speaks tonight
Salisbury Post cartoonist and talented water colorist Mark Brincefield is the program tonight at the meeting of the Carolina Artists. His editorial cartoons have appeared in the Post under the heading Mook’s Place for more than twenty years. This program is open to the public and all are invited.
The evening begins at 7 p.m at Rufty Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Boundary St., 704-633-7862 .
PPT’s haunted theater
Piedmont Players Theatre presents their annual haunted theater event on Oct. 27-31 from 7-10 p.m. On Oct. 29 there will also be a 3-5 p.m. matinee.
All tickets are $8 and are only available at the door.
The Meroney Theater is located at 213 S. Main St. Call 704-633-5471 or visit
‘The Wobble of Life’
In recognition of Domestic Violence month, the Livingstone College’s Julia B. Duncan Players will present “The Wobble of Life” in the Tubman Little Theatre, located at 701 W. Monroe St. on Oct. 28-30 and Nov. 4-6.
The show begins at 7:30 p.m. every night except Nov. 6, which will be at 3 p.m. General admission is $5 with a canned good every night and $1 for students. The Sunday matinee on Nov. 6 is a fundraiser for the Livingstone College Theatre Department so tickets are $10 for everyone. For more information call the Theatre Department at 704-216-6260. For tickets call 704-216-6075.
“The Wobble of Life,” directed By Michael Connor, depicts scenes and monologues that deal with abuse, molestation and domestic violence.
Catawba nets awards
Past and present members of the Catawba College Theatre Arts Department — students, alumni and faculty — were winners in the 2010-2011 season of Metrolina Theatre Awards. The awards were presented at the Metrolina Theatre Association’s 8th annual Gala on Sunday, Oct. 9 in downtown Charlotte.
Members of Catawba’s Theatre Arts Department received 29 nominations and eight awards, including:
Outstanding Choreography
Mary Alice Nichols – Hello Dolly! – Catawba College
Outstanding Cameo
Mike Innis (Secretary/Company) – Bright Lights, Big City – Catawba College
Emerging Artist of the Year
Brianna Smith (alumni) (Emma Goldman) – Ragtime, Davidson Community Players, Regional-North Outstanding Performance by a supporting Actor (female)
Outstanding Supporting Actor-Male
Aaron Alderman (Jimmy, Phil) – Almost, Maine – St Thomas Players, Regional-North Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor (male)
Brian Romans (alumni) (Steve, Chad, Dave) – Almost, Maine – St Thomas Players, Regional-North Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor (male)
Outstanding Lead Actor-Male
Jesse Siak (Jamie) – Bright Lights, Big City – Catawba College, Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor (Male)
Outstanding Direction
Zack Lynch – Bright Lights, Big City – Catawba College
Outstanding Production
Bright Lights, Big City – Catawba College
The original ‘Night Of The Living Dead’
CONCORD — Modern Film Fest at the Davis will celebrate Halloween by showing the original “Night of the Living Dead.”
The free screening is Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in the theater, located at 65 Union Street S. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; seating is limited and first come, first served.
The film will be preceded by the zombie short film “See the Dead.” The director of that film, Robert Fillion, will be on hand for questions and comments. The short was chosen the winner of Creative Loafing’s American Zombie short film competition in 2009 by none other than George A. Romero, writer/director of Night of the Living Dead. The short film tells the story of Sarah fighting off ghouls as she deals with the psychological trauma of her son’s death. Fillion shot the film entirely in his home and neighborhood, often having more than 50 people in his house at one time.
“Night of the Living Dead,” the classic horror film from 1968, pits the dead against the living in a struggle for survival. The black and white film was made for just a little over $100,000 and was controversial when it was released because of its violence. It has since become a cult classic and was chosen by the Library of Congress for the National Film Registry, which recognizes films that are historically, culturally or aesthetically significant.
Films were not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America in 1968, but Modern Film Fest estimates it would receive an R. For more information, call 704-920-2787 or see the trailer at
‘Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde’
CHARLOTTE — The Carolina Actors Studio Theatre is putting on “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” through Nov. 6.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday performances on Oct. 23, 30 and Nov. 6, are at 2:30 p.m.
CAST-NODA is located at 28 Street., 2424 No. Davidson St. Charlotte. Make reservations at or call 704-455-8542.
This adaptation tells the Robert Louis Stevenson tale with a modern twist: good is not so pure, and everyone is a little evil.
Peter Yarrow in concert with Billy Jonas
CHARLOTTE — On Sunday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m., The Foundation for Respect Ability presents Peter Yarrow of the legendary folk group Peter, Paul and Mary. Yarrow will be performing songs like “If I Had A Hammer”, “Blowing In The Wind” “Puff, The Magic Dragon” and the anthem of Operation Respect’s school-based program, “Don’t Laugh At Me,” which fosters a caring, accepting, ridicule-free and bully-free school and community environment for children and adults, alike.
The Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts is located at 430 S. Tryon St. Tickets are $10-$49.50, available at 704-372-1000 or
The music of Queen
WINSTON-SALEM — The Winston-Salem Symphony is presenting “We Will Rock You! The Music of Queen” as part of its Plugged-in Pops Series. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Queen, one of rock’s most celebrated bands. The performance will take place Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road in Winston-Salem. Tickets range from $15– $60 and are available in advance by calling the Symphony Box Office at 336-464-0145 or online at
The Symphony will be holding a “glam rock” costume contest in conjunction with the concert. Come dressed in your favorite Queen or other rock star costume. Prizes will be given out at the concert.
Wood book available
Exhibiting artist Michele Wood will be signing copies of her new book, “I Lay My Stitches Down” on Friday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. Call Waterworks at 704-636-1882 or email now to reserve your copy in advance. “I Lay My Stitches Down” will not be available to the public until January, 2012.
American Book Award-winning artist Michele Wood has inspired the hearts and imaginations of readers with her books, entertained art lovers with her exhibits, and educated students in her workshops and residencies. Through her artwork, she shares a personal journey through faith and devotion.
The voices speaking from the poems in Michele’s new book reflect the rich patchwork of experiences and circumstances of African Americans affected by slavery. Using the American Folk tradition of quilting as a structural framework, poet Cynthia Grady weaves together spiritual, musical, and quilting references with evocative imagery to express the pain, sorrow, and weariness as well as the joy and hope sustained by those living in slavery in America. African American textile patterns and folk art motifs in Michele’s vibrant paintings create a moving witness and beautiful complement to the poetry.
Waterworks gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 110 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 123 E. Liberty St. 704-636-1882,