Time Out — Arts & Entertainment Briefs Dec. 4-10

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 4, 2014

Jeff Little Trio and Catawba Roots

On Sunday, Dec. 7, pianist Jeff Little brings his remarkable trio to the Hedrick Little Theater on the Catawba campus for an evening of Appalachian-flavored music. The show will also feature the college’s Americana ensemble, Catawba Roots.

Little, a close musical associate of the legendary Doc Watson, has performed for National Public Radio, PBS, American Piano Masters Series, The Smithsonian Folklife Festival and The American Folk Festival. Jeff has also performed internationally, including concerts in Sri Lanka, Oman, Tanzania, and France.

The 7:30 p.m. show will begin with Catawba Roots, a student ensemble dedicated to Americana music and other works performed in that style. It has been under Little’s direction for four years. Catawba Roots will perform songs made popular by John Mayer, all done with an Appalachian twist.

The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. David Lee Fish at dlfish@catawba.edu


Fridays@First at FUMC

The FirstARTS series of First United Methodist Church begins its annual Fridays@First Advent Series on Friday at noon with a concert by the Catawba Singers under the direction of Dr. Phillip Burgess. The concert will feature choral gems and favorites of the Advent and Christmas season.

The series continues each Friday during the advent season with guest artists from across North Carolina. Other artists performing in the series include renowned bluegrass artist Martha Bassett performing Appalachian ballads and carols on Fri., Dec. 12 and concert pianist Jacob Hahn performing music of Liszt, Bach, Wang, and Schubert on Fri., Dec. 19. All concerts will be held in the First United Methodist Church nave.

All concerts are free and open to the public. First United Methodist Church is located at 217 S. Church St. For more information, call 704-636-3121 ir visit www.fumcsalisbury.org


Paleface at the Davis

CONCORD — The Indie folk band Paleface is coming to the Davis Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18.

Avett Brothers collaborator and multi-instrumentalist Paleface has recorded 17 albums and influenced many prominent artists including Grammy-winner Beck.

Tickets are $15 at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org or 704-920-2753 or www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org


Woody Pines and the Blue Eyed Bettys

Woody Pines returns to Salisbury to perform American roots music live at Lee street theatre on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Pines sings and plays a National guitar as part of a three-piece band with Skip Frontz Jr. on upright bass and Brad Tucker on electric guitar.

The Blue Eyed Bettys, who played at Lee Street theatre in September and are already developing a strong following here, will open.

Tickets are $15 plus tax at leestreet.org, at 704-310-5507, or at the box office at 329 N Lee St.


Felted lattice scarf workshop 

SPENCER — Instructor Vickie Clontz has designed a new scarf with absolutely no knitting involved.

A light lunch is provided. Payment will hold your space. Call 704-431-4527 or stop by to register at Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., www.greengoatgallery.com

The workshop is Saturday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Experience necessary: none. Cost: $95, includes all materials and lunch.


Sounds of Silence collaborative concert at Catawba College

From R&B and hip-hop to pop tunes, many artists have championed the rights of the oppressed through their music, representing the countless voices of silenced populations. On Friday at 8:30 p.m. in Hedrick Little Theatre on the Catawba College campus, three of the contemporary popular music ensembles and the Sounds of Silence honors class at Catawba will band together for a collaborative concert dedicated to the music that has historically served as a voice for oppressed populations and has served as an engine of social change.

The collaborative part of the show will feature several of the Catawba Vernaculars ensembles; including full sets from Urb’N Soul and Pop Vernaculars and special appearances from the Gospel Vernaculars.

Additionally, multi-media presentations containing vivid photos and even historical video clips created by students in the Sounds of Silence honors class will accompany the music performed at the concert.

Admission is free and open to the public. The Sounds of Silence class will also be collecting new or gently used fleece blankets, stuffed animals and toys to donate to Prevent Child Abuse Rowan.


Film shot locally screens at the Meroney

UNCG Media Studies Department presents “Infectious,” an MFA thesis documentary by local anthropologist and filmmaker Debi Waddell. Join us for an inside look at the rise and spread of Zombies in the Carolinas. Filmed locally in Salisbury, Kannapolis and China Grove. Admission is free, limit 250.

The screening is Monday, Dec. 8. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the run time is 20 minutes.

The Meroney Theatre is located at 213 S. Main St. in Salisbury.

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