Arts and Entertainment Briefs

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 29, 2012

KANNAPOLIS — A Children’s concert will be presented by the Piedmont Prime Time Community Band on Saturday morning, March 10 at 10:30 a.m. at the Gem Theatre, 111 W. First St., Kannapolis.
Young folks and the young at heart are invited to come and enjoy the music. Everyone is invited to wear a costume portraying characters featured in the songs. Costumes are not required, but if you would like to dress-up, choose from the following: lion, elephant, swan, donkey, Sesame Street, Disney character, Looney Tunes character, an Olympic athlete, pirate, Veggie Tales, orchestra conductor, trapeze artist, a Taio Cruz want-a-be for the song “Dynamite,” an Adele wanna-be for the song “Rollin’ In the Deep.”
The band will also play music featuring the different instruments. Admission to the concert is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The theatre concession stand will be open for food purchases.
For details, call Jon Hutchinson at 704-425-3508 or visit
Relay for Life dance
The Relay For Life event, “Committed to the Cause Dinner-Dance” is Saturday, March 10.
BJ & Friends team hosts the event at the Salisbury Elks Lodge, 508 S. Main St., with Carolina Beach music by deejay Chad Sain.
The dinner and dance donation to Relay For Life is $25 per person or $40 per couple and begins with a social hour at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7.
For the dance only at 9 p.m., a donation of $15 is requested.
There will be a silent auction, luminaries, drawings and more. A weekend pass to Carolina Beach Music Awards events is included in the auction items.
All proceeds from the event go to Relay for Life. Contact Mike at 704-202-0164 or Becky at 704-239-5563 or
Young artist reception
The reception to honor the students and families for the first in a series of student exhibits is this evening, March 1, from 5-6:30 p.m. at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St.
The first installment of “Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists,” which runs though March 8, features independent and home-schools.
This event, in its 29th year, is a display of artwork featuring the works of nearly 800 students representing Salisbury-Rowan County’s public, independent, and home-schooled students.
For more information, visit
Night at the museum
SPENCER — The N.C. Transportation Museum brings history to life Friday, March 2, during “Night at the North Carolina Transportation Museum.” During this fourth annual event, those who lived and worked around the machines of the past will tell their stories, as costumed interpreters take center stage at different points throughout the museum.
Tours are $10 per person and take place at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Barber Junction Visitor’s Center on the night of the event. Visit
Broadway Babies
CONCORD — Old Courthouse Youth Theatre presents “Broadway Babies,” a musical revue set as an audition for a new Broadway musical. Meet the actors trying to get their big break, and see who will get the big role in the end.
Performances are March 7-10 at 7:30 p.m. and March 11 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for 12 and under.
OCT is located at 49 Spring St NW. Call 704-788-2405 for more information.
George Benson
CHARLOTTE — George Benson, the musician whose career has spanned five decades, more than 30 recordings and ten Grammy Awards, will feature his October 2011 release Guitar Man at the Knight Theater on March 25.
Stage time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $69.50 and are available at 704-372-1000. The Theater is located at 430 S. Tryon St.
Nature art show
ALBEMARLE — The Stanly Arts Guild announces the fourth annual “Nature At Its Best” art show March 6-31 at the Falling Rivers Gallery in Albemarle.
2D and 3D art accepted of all mediums: clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, oil, pastel, watercolor paintings, photography. Prizes awarded for first, second, third and honorable mentions. Each piece of art submitted must incorporate at least one element from the themes: feather, fish, fur, field, flower, and forest.
For details and prospectus, contact Falling Rivers Gallery, 119 W.t Main St., Albemarle, 704-983-4278,
Tweetsie job fair
BLOWING ROCK — Tweetsie Railroad will host its annual Job Fair on Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Palace Saloon at Tweetsie.
Tweetsie traditionally hires more than 200 seasonal employees each operating season. The 2012 season begins April 13 and will be Tweetsie’s 55th year.
Associates are needed in all areas of park operations, including ticket sales, accounting, entertainment, ride operations, food service, retail sales, security, grounds maintenance, first aid, the Deer Park and more. Anyone 16 years of age or older can learn more about opportunities at employment/job-opportunities/.
For more information or questions, call 828-264-9061, ext. 200 or visit
Senior Days at Mummies of the World
CHARLOTTE — Discovery Place is offering a special weekday discount to senior citizens (age 60 and up) to see Mummies of the World, as the blockbuster exhibition enters its final weeks in Charlotte. Beginning Monday, March 5 through Friday, March 16, seniors can visit Mummies of the World on any weekday for just $15. The special pricing represents a 25 percent discount from the standard senior ticket price of $20. To receive the discount, seniors must mention SENIOR DAYS when purchasing tickets and must show a valid ID.
The NC Symphony 2012-13 season
RALEIGH — The North Carolina Symphony’s 80th anniversary season promises a thrilling lineup featuring high-energy presentations of classical music favorites, innovative multimedia programming and provocative new collaborations with artists from across the country and the world.
A June 7 gala event kicks off the celebration, and there will be free community concerts across the state beginning May 31, leading up to the official opening of the 80th anniversary season on Sept. 9 at the downtown Raleigh Amphitheater.
For information about subscription options, dates, times and ticket prices visit or call 919-733-2750 or toll free 877-627-6724.