Catawba’s first spring choral concert is this Sunday

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Catawba Singers and the Catawba Chamber Singers will present the first of their two spring concerts at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 2 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on the Catawba College campus. The program, “Let All Creation Sing,” will feature texts with references to all of God’s creation.
The hour-long program is free and open to the public and will feature a variety of styles, including selections from works by Franz Joseph Haydn, Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Rutter, Enya and Carly Simon.
Soloists include Allison Andrews of Sherrills Ford; James Satterwhite of Concord; Jason Hickerson of Statesville; Daniel Brown of Chinquapin; and Quashona Smith of Atlantic City, N.J.
The program, presented by 48-student voices, will be directed by Dr. Phillip E. Burgess, Catawba’s choral director and adjunct faculty member in music. Accompanists include Jacob Hahn and Susan Trivette on the piano and Matthew Brown on the organ.
Special guests and local favorites Jeremy and Jessica Vess will open for the band Life Size this Saturday at Lee Street theatre.
The Life Size EP release and live concert recording concert is March 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Get tickets at or by phone or at the door DOS.
Coming up next at LST will be a concert with Chatham County Line live at Lee Street on March 14 . Tickets are available at or by phone or at the door night of the show.
KANNAPOLIS — Kannapolis History Associates presents Gerald Hilton and “Little Wonder Football 50s and 60s,” clips from A. L. Brown varsity football games in 1956, 1959, 1962 and 1964. Kannapolis’s very own Melvin Rape was quarterback during one of the games. Can you guess which year?
The presentation will be Monday, March 3 at 7 p.m. in the A.L.Brown High School social room. 2014 KHA membership dues can be paid at this meeting. Parking is in the lot east of Trinity Methodist Church; follow the signs to KHA.
CONCORD — The Piedmont Prime Time Community Band will present “Music for British and American Composers,” as well as the 208th US Army Reserve Band. This musical event is at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at McGill Baptist Church, 6300 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. Dr. Laurence L. Marks is conductor/artistic director
PPT announces the cast of “Chicago,” coming to the Meroney in April. Tickets go on sale March 24.
Velma Kelly: Ashlyn Keller Sumner
Roxie Hart: Karen Christensen
Amos Hart: Josh Wainright
Matron “Mamma” Morton: Alexis Greer
Billy Flynn: Jordan Clifton
Ensemble: Alex Aguilar, Jackie Batten, Leah Campion, Lauren Gaskill, Marvin King, Winnie Mikkelson, Lisa Pfuhl, Dana Ribelin, Hannah Roseman, Wendy Weant, Alex White.
Director/choreographer: Tod A. Kubo; resident director: Reid Leonard; musical director: Mike Wilkins; stage managers: Monika Borras Bigsby, Liz Steele.
Set in Prohibition-era Chicago, the musical is based on a 1926 play of the same name and is one of the most popular musicals of all time. The Broadway revival holds the record for longest-running musical revival and the longest-running American musical in Broadway history.

CHARLOTTE — Sy Arden and The Sky Captains of Industry will perform at The Evening Muse in the NoDa Arts District, tomorrow, Friday, February 28.
Doors open at 11 p.m. and showtime is 11 p.m. Tickets are $5-7 at the door.
Sy Arden is from China Grove and is the daughter of WRHS art teacher Cindy Morgan, and E.W. Harris of Sky Captains of Industry is the son of Carol and Ric Harris of Salisbury.
Sy currently lives in Charlotte and E.W. (Eric) lives in Brooklyn, NY.
The Evening Muse is located at 3227 N. Davidson St., 704-372-1000,
CONCORD — Old Courthouse Theatre announces auditions for “Tintypes,” a grand pageant of pre-World War I America told in the exuberant words and music of the day.
Auditions are March 9 and 10 from 7 to 9 p.m., with registration from 7 to 8. Needed are an ensemble cast of three women and two men. For more detailed character descriptions see
The play is rated G and performance dates are May 1-18. Old Courthouse Theatre is located at 49 Spring St. NW, 704 788-2405.
The rotating exhibit “Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists,” now in its 31st year, is a display of artwork featuring the works of nearly 800 students representing Rowan-Salisbury’s public, independent, and home schooled students.  These exhibitions celebrate both the outstanding efforts of the art specialists who teach the creative process and the extraordinary talents of our county’s youth.  A reception to honor the student artists, their families, art teachers, and school administrators are held during each exhibition rotation.
• Through March 1: Independent/Home School Exhibition
• March 5-29:  Rowan-Salisbury Elementary School Exhibition
• April 2-23: Rowan-Salisbury Middle School Exhibition
• April 26-May 17: Rowan-Salisbury High School Exhibition
Free and open to the public. 123 E. Liberty Street,, 704-636-1882.
Center For Faith & The Arts is calling artists with physical and/or mental disabilities to submit artwork by March 31, 2014 for the first “Outside the Lines & Labels” show opening April 30, 2014 with an artists’ reception to be held May 9 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Center for Faith & the Arts, in the lower level of Haven Lutheran Church, 207 W Harrison St.
Call for entry guidelines at 704-647-0999 or visit and look under Gallery Exhibits. Email for detailed instructions.
HUNTERSVILLE — Learn special 19th century skills at the Artisan Event this weekend, March 1-2.
Watch open-hearth cooking, fiber, and blacksmithing demos and tour the plantation house and outbuildings.
Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for students, ages 5 and under are free. The plantation is located at 225 Sample Road, 704-875-2312,
CONCORD — The popular Brand New Opry bluegrass show returns to the Davis Theatre next Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m.
Brand New Opry is an all bluegrass performance hosted by Jeff Whittington and featuring an all-star line-up of some of the best musicians in the area: Whittington, banjo; John Culbreath, fiddle; Pete Corum, bass: Mike Wood, guitar; and Jason Wood, mandolin.
Tickets are $15 at and 704-920-2753. The Davis Theatre is located at 65 Union St. S, Concord, in the Cabarrus County Historic Courthouse.
ALBEMARLE — The Stanly County chapters of DAR, SAR & UDC, the Genealogical Society, the Historical Society/Museum and the Stanly County Library will present a Heritage Workshop on Saturday, March 8 at First Baptist Church, 202 N. Second St. in Albemarle.
Lunch will be served and donations will be accepted. Register at 704-986-3755 by Monday, March 3.
STATESVILLE — The NC Thumbpickers Convention makes a comeback to Downtown Statesville on Saturday, March 1 at Shearer Hall Mitchell Community College
Proceeds benefit the MCC Endowment for Excellence, Iredell Arts Council, and the NC Thumb and Finger Style Guitar Players Association.
On Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. there will be an Open Mic on the stage and workshops will be held. There will also be a luthier exhibit next door. Pre-show entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. and the concerts will run from 6 to 10 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for general admission to just the concerts and $15 for the entire day including workshops and concerts that evening.
Contact Iredell Arts Council at 704.873.6100 or email
Tripp Edwards will guest host Laugh Tracks this weekend at Spoken Space Theatre, 405 N. Lee St.
Edwards, a singer/songwriter from Salisbury, will also be acting in the comedy sketches.
Puck, a dog, will also appear in a sketch called “Wally Woo Woo.”
Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28 and M arch 1, with a late show on Saturday at 10 p.m.
Laugh Tracks is sketch comedy show with completely new sketches every two weeks. The show follows a Saturday Night Live format with guest hosts, musical guests, multimedia and a news broadcast.
Laugh Tracks tickets are $10 at the door, $8 for students. Admission includes a free Laugh Tracks special designer cookie produced by Firehouse Sweets.
Visit for more information.