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Arts & Entertainment news July 2-8

Tonight through Saturday at the Faith Fourth of July festivities

Thursday, July 2

7:30 p.m. Live music by The Swashtones

Friday, July 3 

7:30 p.m. Live music by Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot

Saturday, July 4 Independence Day Celebration

10 a.m. Parade

Grand Marshals- WWII, 737th Tank Battalion Patton’s Spearheaders James Deal and Robert Kluttz

After parade: Flag raising and National Anthem and crowning of Miss Rowan County Veteran; Buddy Poole,  master of ceremonies

7 p.m. Faith Idol Finals

7 p.m. Races, games, watermelon eating contest, egg toss (Faith School ballpark)

8 p.m. Live music by Southern Breeze

9:30 p.m. Hot dog eating contest (Faith School ballpark)

10 p.m. Video – Salute to Our Veterans

10:30 p.m. Fireworks (Faith School ballpark)

See the pull-out tab in the Tuesday, June 23 Salisbury Post for more information or visit faith4th.com


Intimidators host fireworks both Friday and Saturday nights

KANNAPOLIS — The Kannapolis Intimidators are once against hosting a special All-American Community Celebration for Independence Day on Saturday, July 4, at Intimidators Stadium beginning at 6 p.m. with an Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at 704-932-3267 or IntimidatorsBaseball.com.

The All-American Community Celebration, presented by the Kannapolis Intimidators, will feature a stadium full of carnival-like entertainment and a special little league game to be played on the field under the lights.

An expanded Kid’s Zone features inflatables, a carousel and Pit Stop Playground. Children are encouraged to wear their red, white, and blue to participate in a special patriotic parade around the field leading up to the fireworks show. The evening will end with Independence Day fireworks set to patriotic music.

The Intimidators will also host post-game fireworks presented by the City of Kannapolis after their home game on Friday, July 3, against the West Virginia Power. Gates open that night at 6 p.m. with first pitch at 7:05 p.m. Tickets for both July 3 and July 4 are on sale now. Fans are encouraged to order tickets in advance as both events are expected to draw capacity crowds.


Two weeknd events at Mean Mug Coffee

July Fourth Bash at Mean Mug Coffee Company

Saturday, July 4, 4 to 8 p.m. Featuring live music by Orinson, Patton & Brown. There will be holiday snacks and food, plus games and activities for the kids. A great holiday afternoon of music, food and fun.

Sunday Summer Concert Series 

Matthew Church with opening set by Ashley Lynn, Sunday, July 5, 5 to 8 p.m., a free performance.

Mean Mug’s Sunday Summer Concert Series will feature a variety of local artists as well as talented performers from outside of the region.

Mean Mug Coffee Company, 1024 S. Fulton St., next to Mambo Grill. Find Mean Mug on Facebook.


‘And there’s the humor if it’

CONCORD — An exhibition developed and produced by the Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine and the Folger Shakespeare Library will be on display July 6 – Aug. 15.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) created characters that are among the richest and most humanly recognizable in all of literature. Yet Shakespeare understood human personality in the terms available to his age — that of the now-discarded theory of the four bodily humors: blood, bile, melancholy, and phlegm. These four humors were understood to define peoples’ physical and mental health, and determined their personality, as well.

The language of the four humors pervades Shakespeare’s plays and their influence is felt above all in a belief that emotional states are physically determined. Carried by the bloodstream, the four humors bred the core passions of anger, grief, hope, and fear — the emotions conveyed so powerfully in Shakespeare’s comedies and tragedies. Curator Gail Kern Paster explains “The four humors were an early typology for human personality. Shakespeare uses them, even as he transcends them, to create the vivid characters whose emotions continue to fascinate and delight us.”

“And there’s the humor of it”: Shakespeare and the four humors explores the role played by the four humors in several of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays through beautiful imagery and rare books from both the National Library of Medicine and the Folger Shakespeare Library, and examines more modern interpretations of the four humors in contemporary medicine.

Information Resource Center hours of Operation: Sunday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Information Resource Center at 704-403-1798.

To learn more about the exhibition, visit www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/exhibition/travelingexhibitions/shakespeare.html

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Information Resource Center is located on the campus of Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast.


Buy tickets now for Summer Sip: Salisbury’s signature 2-day craft beer event

 Tasting Crawl in Downtown Salisbury

Friday, Aug. 7, 5 to 9  p.m., Visit at least 15 stops on the downtown craft beer tour to enter to win $100 in Downtown Dollars.

$15 online or by phone, $20 event day

 Summer Sip Festival

Saturday, Aug. 8, 3 to 7 p.m., $30 online or by phone, $40 event day

To purchase tickets go to www.DowntownSalisburyNC.com or call 704-636-7814.


Call for actors: audition 

Calendar Girls’ — 7 p.m. July 20-21: Center for Faith and the Arts’ St. Thomas Players production, auditions at Lee Street theatre, cold readings from the script. Show dates Sept. 17-26. See www.leestreet.org/auditions/

The Addams Family Musical — Aug.25-26 at 7 p.m., Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

LSt Season 8 musicals — Aug. 30-31, at 7 p.m.: Open casting call for The Rocky Horror Show, Broadway Lullabies Musical Revue, The Last Five Years. See www.leestreet.org/auditions/

‘It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’ — Sept. 21-22 at 7 p.m. at Lee Street theatre. See www.leestreet.org/auditions/

Magic Tree House: The Knight At Dawn Youth — Sept. 22 -23 at 4 and 5 p.m. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever — Oct. 12-13 at 4 and 5 p.m., Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Welcome To Mitford — Nov. 16-17 at 7 p.m., Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com




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