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MidLife Crisis performing at Cauble Creek on Saturday

MidLife Crisis will be performing at Cauble Creek Vineyard, 700 Cauble Farm Road, from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
The band is made up of five seasoned musicians that have shared the stage with such greats as Jackie Wilson, Wilson Pickett, Major Lance, The Staple Singers, Wayne Cockeran, Bobby Hatfield, Chuck Jackson and Dave Loggins.
The group chooses 60s, 70s and rhythm & blues selections that are both popular and danceable.
Ever mindful that the people who grew up during those times have fond memories associated with these songs, they call their brand of rock/pop/soul “magnet music.”
There will be a $10 cover charge for the concert. Call 704-633-1137 or email Sales@CaubleCreekVineyard.com to make reservations.
Cauble Creek’s winery tasting room and retail center is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays.
For more information, visit CaubleCreekVineyard.com
As part of the Brick Street Live series in conjunction with Salisbury’s Friday Night Out series, Darrell Harwood will perform a Brick Street Live concert Friday.
Enjoy the pre-party on Fisher Street and throughout Downtown Salisbury.
Gates will open at 6 p.m.; the music will begin between 7:30 and 8 p.m.
The Brick Street Live stage will be set up on E. Fisher Street. Details at brickstreetlive.com
Piedmont Players Theatre will hold auditions for the Best Musical Tony Award nominated “Leap of Faith” on Aug. 19 and 20.
“Leap of Faith” is a stage musical based on the 1992 American movie of the same name, which starred Steve Martin.
The “Reverend” Jonas Nightingale, performer and con artist, is travelling with his ministry when his bus breaks down in a small Kansas town.
The part-time reverend and full-time crook pitches a tent and invites the locals to a revival.
The sheriff, a woman named Marla McGowan, is determined to stop Jonas from separating the townspeople from their money, and Jonas’ real challenge arises when he meets the sheriff and her son, whose love forces an ultimate cynic to take a real leap of faith.
Piedmont Players Theatre is the first community theatre to ever produce this inspiring show.
Open auditions for dancers/singers will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 and Tuesday, Aug. 20.
Sign up begins 30 minutes prior.
Callbacks are Wednesday, Aug 21.
Performers should prepare 16 bars from a song in the style of the show. If you dance, please bring in character shoes.
Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are needed. Details and character descriptions are at piedmontplayers.com
Auditions are on the third floor of the Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.
Performance dates are Oct. 17 to 26.
Director and designer is Reid Leonard. Choreographer is Tod A. Kubo, whose prior collaborations include “Dreamgirls,” “The Color Purple” and “Spamalot.”
Shakespeare loved to use the device of mistaken identity, and nowhere does he use this convention more skillfully than in “Twelfth Night.”
Viola, surviving a shipwreck, walks ashore at Illyria, and embarks on a gambit to allow her to make her way in a world of men. Confusion ensues with jealousy, mistaken Identity and fights and duels.
Piedmont Players Theatre’s next youth production is this classic by William Shakespeare, a comedy about the madness of love.
Auditions are by appointment only at 4 and 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 and Wednesday, Aug 21 at the Norvell Theatre, 135 E. Fisher St. They are open to students who can read well.
There are 25 slots available during each time period.
To schedule an audition time, call 704-633-5471.
Public performance dates are Sept. 27-28 and Oct. 4-5; school show dates are Sept. 25-27. “Twelfth Night” will be performed for all eighth grade classes in Rowan County.
CONCORD — Auditions for “Veronica’s Room,” a chilling mystery thriller exploring the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder, are coming up.
The play is by Ira Levin, who also wrote “Rosemary’s Baby,” “Deathtrap” and “Stepford Wives.”
Auditions will be held at the Old Courthouse Theatre from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Aug. 25 and 26. Registration is from 7 to 8 p.m. Two females and two males are needed.
Performance dates are Oct. 25 to Nov 2. The show will open 40 years to the day on the anniversary of “Veronica’s Room” opening on Broadway.
OCT is located at 49 Spring St. NW.
For more information, call 704 788-2405 or visit oldcourthousetheatre.org
Arsena Schroeder and the Christian band Minds in Christ will perform Saturday at The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Road.
Doors open 7:30 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m.
Arsena’s music is a singer-songwriter mix of pop, soul, and jazz. She has performed locally, nationally, and internationally at venues.
She’s also competed and advanced in a round as an American Idol contestant.
The show at The Inn is free, but a suggested donation of $10 is welcome.
Also performing Saturday at The Inn is Minds In Christ, a group of young adults from Charlotte.
The Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society presents its annual Pops ‘n Jazz Concert & Silent Auction at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Looking Glass Artist Center’s black box theater.
Silent auction donors include NASCAR Hall of Fame, Carolina Panthers, US National Whitewater Center, AMC Theatres, Stitchin’ Post Gifts, Chef Santos, Greystone Salon & Spa, Magical Moments Candid Photography and more.
The concert will also include audience karaoke participation, so warm up your vocal chords. Admission is free; beer and wine will be available with donation.
All proceeds to go support the choir, a nonprofit organization, with ties to Rowan County since 1910.
CHARLOTTE —The Charlotte Folk Society kicks off its 2013-2014 Gathering Concert Series with a free performance by Southern singer/songwriter Kate Campbell on Friday at the Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave.
Raised in Sledge Mississippi, Kate captures the nuances of Southern living with affection, humor, and honesty.
“And God Created Music!,” a children’s choir festival, is set for Sept. 13-14 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St.
The event is open to children’s choir directors and children in grades 2-5.
Deadline for registration is August 31. Cost for the two-day clinic is $20 for directors and free for children. Clinician is Karol Kinard Kimmell, director of youth and children’s music at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Atlanta.
For more information, visit stjohns-salisbury.org.
Choir directors will gather Friday evening for a light supper followed by a workshop. The next morning, students will gather for rehearsals, snacks and play, followed by a time of sharing for parents and families, along with an ice cream social, to end the afternoon.
Rob Durocher is minister of music, and Rosemary Kinard is associate parish musician.
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After months of performing shows at venues around North Carolina, Now Are The Foxes are excited to be back at Lee Street Theatre for two nights of improv comedy with your favorite foxy performers.
At 7:30 p.m. next Friday-Saturday, Aug. 16-17, the black box theater will be set up like a comedy club and patrons can enjoy concessions while watching the show. As always, you never know what will happen at this ‘Adult Version of Who’s Line Is It Anyway.’ Different cast and games each night! WARNING: Now Are The Foxe can contain adult humor and situations and may cause stomach cramps due to uncontrollable fits of laughter.
Tickets are available at 704-310-5507 or www.leestreet.org/tickets/
Last year’s capital campaign kickoff party was so much fun that the LST crew has decided to do it again. Cooper’s Restaurant in downtown Salisbury is the place to be on Wednesday, Aug. 14 for the kickoff party for Lee Street Theatre’s 2013-14 season. Eat dinner at Coopers on Wednesday and see Lee Street Theatre board members and volunteers waiting tables and tending bar. Cooper’s will donate all tips and a percentage of food sales to Lee Street Theatre. Come find out about our the new season of shows, how construction is going, and how new options like season FLEX passes and online sales will work.
Saturday, Aug. 10

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join us for a tour of some of the most beautiful and historic stained glass that Salisbury has to offer! Our tour will begin at Haven Lutheran Church (207 West Harrison St.) and will include trolley stops at St. John’s Lutheran Church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Soldier’s Memorial AME Zion Church, and Catawba College’s Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. A docent at each location will tell the story of each church’s stained glass. Finally, we will return to Center for Faith & the Arts for lunch and conversation. Reservations and advance payment are required. $20 per person includes lunch. Register at http://www.faithart.org/events.html

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