First NC Music & Arts Festival is in Lexington next weekend

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 19, 2012

LEXINGTON — The inaugural North Carolina Music and Arts Festival, to be held in Lexington on Dec. 28-29, is a weekend long event focused on providing a fun and exciting way to feature the quality musicians and artists hailing from all over the state.
Featured bands, all regional and national touring artists, include crowd favorites such as Holy Ghost Tent Revival, The Broadcast, Big Daddy Love, Big Something, The New Familiars, The Deluge, The Heritage, The E.Normus Trio, The Family and a special reunion show by Barefoot Manner.
Featured artists include Bob Timberlake, in celebration of his 75th birthday, David Childers, Robert Childers and live painting by Chip Holton during musical performances.
The festival will take place over the two days at the Edward C. Smith Civic Center, the intimate High Rock Outfitters, and the renowned Bob Timberlake Gallery. Tickets for the festival are $30 each, with limited VIP tickets at $45, and are available for purchase at
The North Carolina Music and Arts Festival has available space for North Carolina artists and craftsmen to display and sell their art. Space rental is $50 and is available in limited quantities. For more information contact Karen at or by calling 336-988-2268.
The festival also has a limited number of volunteer opportunities. Volunteers must work one 4-hour shift per festival day to receive free admission for that day. Interested volunteers can apply online at Contact Jenny at
“A Sense of Place,” a fine arts photography exhibition by Elizabeth McAdams, is currently showing at Rail Walk, 409 N. Lee St. It is an illustrated love story of Salisbury and her satellite sisters, Gold Hill, Concord, Mt. Pleasant, Mocksville and Elkin. Photographer Elizabeth McAdams has taken great care to provide the viewer with a plethora of pixels on an unpolluted substrate. All work is acid free, archival and designed to become an antique. This photographer has long described herself as big for her size. Coincidentally,this is how she describes Salisbury and her sisters.
The exhibit is open each Thursday, Friday and Saturday through Jan. 26, 2013, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery. On other days, call for an appointment: 704-431-8964 or 704-647-0183.
KANNAPOLIS — Stained glass classes will be given by glass artist Yolonda Shimpock, who was recently featured in the Charlotte Observer.
Shimpock is owner of Celestial Glassworks, 664 N.Cannon Blvd, She will be offering six weeks of beginning class sessions, using the copper foil method, starting on Monday, Jan. 7 through Feb. 11, from 6-8 p.m. Call 704-796-2260 for details, and view the web site at
Tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 21, the Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St., will hold its Customer Appreciation Christmas Party and End of The World Celebration from 8 p.m.-midnight.
If it comes true, The Vine will go out with bagpipes a blarin’ with the wild Celtic music of Gael Warning beginning at 9 p.m. ($5 cover, just in case the world doesn’t end).
Saturday evening features the Americana/folk/blues of Chuck Johnson from 9-11:30 p.m.; no cover.
There are still a few seats available for the Blue Vine New Year’s Eve Bash on Monday, Dec. 31. Tickets are $18 each or $30/couple.Ticket holders have their seat guaranteed for the evening. Doors open at 8 p.m. Motel Soap will play from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. There will be just a few standing room only tickets available at 9:30 p.m. for $15 per person.
CONCORD — Old Courthouse Youth Theatre audtions will be held Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 5-6, 2013, from 4-6 p.m., for actors in 2nd – 8th grade.
This is a full-length play adapted from the book by E.B. White, by Joseph Robinette, presented by Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St NW. See for more information on auditions and to download audition forms and audition pack, or visit, 704 788-2405.
MOORESVILLE — West Corinth Baptist Church will present its sixth annual Singing Christmas Tree on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. (and twice on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.) . The church is at 110 Corinth Church Road, off Hwy 152 between China Grove and Mooresville. Performances are free and open to the public with limited seating. For more information contact Dean Orbison at 704-433-8015.
CHARLOTTE – When the kids are out of school, what’s a parent to do? Trade the cold weather for hot science at Discovery Place’s Winter Break Camps, to be held Dec. 26–January 1 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with a supervised lunch noon-1 p.m. Campers should bring a bag lunch or money to purchase lunch in Discovery Place’s Community Café, and may also bring nut-free snacks. Camps are $55-65 per day-long session and discounts are available for members. Full information about sessions can be found at Call 704-372-6261 x300 for additional questions about individual camps or to register.
Registration is now open for one-day camp sessions. Combining structured, content-based activities with hands-on fun, the sessions allow Campers in grades K-5 to explore a wide variety of explosive, mysterious and wild science topics. Discovery Place Winter Break Camps include:
• Wednesday, Dec. 26:
Blast Off! (Grades K-1)
Astronaut Academy (Grades 2-3)
Robotics (Grades 4-5)
• Thursday, Dec. 27:
Engineers: We Can Build It (Grades K-1)
Cool Chemistry (Grades 2-3)
Ancient Worlds (Grades 4-5)
• Friday, Dec. 28:
Paleontologists (Grades K-1)
Marine Biologists: Life in the Seas (Grades 2-3)
Superhero Science (Grades 4-5)
• Monday, Dec. 31:
World Travelers (Grades K-1)
Junior Innovators: Where Art Meets Science (Grades 2-3)
Innovators: Where Art Meets Science (Grades 4-5)
• Tuesday, Jan. 1:
Zoologists: We Love Animals (Grades K-1)
Nanotechnology: Tiny Science (Grades 2-3)
Nanotechnology: Tiny Science (Grades 4-5)
RALEIGH — The NC Museum of History in presents the new video series “North Carolina, Long Story Shorts.” Entertaining and educational, the free programs are available in an on-demand streaming video format at Under the Education link, just click Videos on Demand, register and watch history unfold. The videos are for all audiences.
The series’ signature video truly lives up to its name — North Carolina: Long Story, Short! — covering 14,000 years of history in 11 minutes. Set to music, you can sing along with talented Tar Heel students who take you from the state’s earliest days through the 20th century. The video is filled with historical photographs and information, with a little humor on the side. Learn interesting and fun facts about American Indian life, pirates, wars, the Civil Rights movement, and much more.
The series’ second video, A Tale of Two Kitchens, follows the morning routines of children today and of children in the mid-1800s. Presented in a split screen, the short film compares the differences.
Additional videos, ranging from eight to 52 minutes, are available on the museum’s website. They include:
• American Indians in North Carolina — Explore the fascinating history and contemporary culture of North Carolina’s American Indian communities. Program length approximately 10 minutes.
• Don’t You Know There’s a War On? — This program features the inspiring firsthand accounts of 11 individuals who experienced World War II. Program length 33 minutes.
• Friends in Liberty: North Carolina in the American Revolution — Through the eyes of 14-year-old Hugh McDonald and his friend, Anne Taylor, we learn about North Carolina during the American Revolution. The film is based on McDonald’s actual journal that describes his experiences with the Continental Army. Program length approximately 52 minutes.
• Moccasins to Motorcars — Students will discover how modes of transportation have changed and how those changes have affected us. Program is approximately 17 minutes.
• Raleigh: Tar Heel Capital — Explore the sights and sounds of North Carolina’s historic capital city. Program length approximately 12 minutes.