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Arts and entertainment briefs

KANNAPOLIS — As part of their summer entertainment series, downtown Kannapolis will host a Friday-Saturday Beach Music Festival on July 27 and 28, at Village Park Amphitheater, 700 W. C St.
The Tams kick off the event on Friday Night at 7 p.m.
Saturday’s music begins at 5 p.m. with The Holiday Band, followed by Atlantic Groove at 7 p.m., and winding up with the music of Jim Quick & Coastline at 8:30 p.m.
Learn more at www.cityofkannapolis.com. Downtown summer events are sponsored by the Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department.
At the LGAC
Sy Arden show, July 28
A night of art, music and fun by musician and visual artist Sy Arden. Original ink and cut paper artwork, with music. Doors open at 8 p.m., $5 cover; wear black if possible. Pick up a raffle card at your favorite local restaurant, gallery or coffee house for a chance to win a prize.
The Black Box at Looking Glass Artists Collective is located at 405 N. Lee St.
Wrestle Fest!
Bell time is at 6 p.m., Saturday, July 28 for the family friendly pro wrestling event, Wrestle Fest. It is comedy-based and appropriate for children, with most of the wrestlers coming from the Salisbury.
See pro wrestling action live at Copperhead Tavern, 1504 Jake Alexander Blvd. West. Admission is $5, free for children under 10. For more information, contact RW entertainment at 980-355-4592.
Neil Simon’s ‘Rumors’
DAVIDSON — Confusion, miscommunication and chaos reign in Neil Simon’s “Rumors,” being performed by the Davidson Community Players beginning tonight, at the Duke Family Performance Hall on the campus of Davidson College.
Performance dates are July 26, 27, 28, Aug. 2, 3, and 4 at 8 p.m. and July 29 and Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. With mature language, this play is for ages 12 and up.
Duke Family Performance Hall is located at 207 Faculty Drive. For tickets visit www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org or call 704-892-7953.
Titanic author speaks
On Monday, July 30 at 7 p.m. at the headquarters library’s Stanback Auditorium, Julie Williams brings the story of her great-uncle, Albert Caldwell, who survived the Titanic, along with his wife and baby. Williams tells their story in her book, “A Rare Titanic Family.” Refreshments and the chance to meet the author will follow the program.
Vampirologist visits
CONCORD — The Concord Library will host a visit with Vampirologist Theresa Bane on Tuesday, July 31, at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium. She will talk about the myths and history of vampires and other-worldly creatures. This program is open for ages 11-adult. Spaces are limited and registration is required; call the Concord Library at 704-920-2054 to register and for more information.
‘Fox on the Fairway’
CONCORD — Old Courthouse Theatre presents a tribute from Ken Ludwig (“Lend Me A Tenor,” “Moon Over Buffalo”) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s. “The Fox On the Fairway” takes audiences on a hilarious romp filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top shenanigans.
Performance dates are Aug. 2, 3, 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m., and Aug. 5, 12 and 19 at 2:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $15.
The Old Courthouse Theatre is located at 49 Spring St. NW, 704-788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Deadlines approach
RAC Grassroots Grants
The Rowan Arts Council Grassroots Grants application deadline is Tuesday, July 31. Projects must occur between July 1, 2012 and May 15, 2013.
Application forms and grant guidelines are available on the Rowan Arts Council website at www.rowanarts. org. Applications must be received no later than July 31, 2012 at 5 p.m. For questions or more information, contact Rowan Arts Council at 704-638-3029 or rac@visitsalisburync.com
‘Faces of Abundant Living’
Salisbury’s Abundant Living provides models for portraits for 2012 “Faces of Abundant Living” portrait exhibit. Portraits may be started at any time; work in the medium of your choice. Deadline Aug. 1. Once completed, portraits will be on exhibit at Waterworks Visual Arts Center beginning Aug. 24; an opening reception Sept. 20. In early November 2012 the portraits will be presented to family members to keep and cherish. To participate, call Abundant Living at 704-637-3940 or email bgarwood@aladc.net
Carolina Artists EXPO 2012
Non-juried competition held at Civic Center. Categories: oil or acrylic, watercolor and all other water based media on paper, other two dimensional works, photography. Age 18 or older, original work only. Preregister by Aug. 1. Pick up entry forms at the Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. S.; mail forms and fee to: The Carolina Artists, POBox 4484 Salisbury, NC 28145. Rules and details at thecarolinaartists.org. Show: Aug. 8-10, reception Thursday, Aug. 9.
Dance workshop
The Event Center hosts the Awaken Dance Workshop on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., which will include spiritual choreography, dance techniques (ballet, jazz, spontaneous praise), group dance and Q & A. Special guest will be Mickye Castillo, dance leader from The Potter’s House (TD Jakes). Registration is open to the public and is $20 until July 27, and $30 after. Lunch is included.
The Event Center is located on the Cornerstone Campus, 315 Webb Road. Contact Tamika Lattimore at 336-596-0842 or lattimore.tamika@yahoo.com
Music, drama camp
MOORESVILLE — “Rocks, Reeds, Strings & Things” is the name of the music and drama summer camp hosted by Prospect Presbyterian Aug. 6-10, with a Friday night performance.
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, for children having completed grades 1-5, participants will look at musical instruments through the Bible and experience contemporary versions of those instruments through participating guest artists. The fee for non-members is $35 for the week. Register by calling 704 664-1514. Prospect is located at 9425 W NC 152 Hwy.

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