Arts & Entertainment news Aug. 6-12

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 6, 2015

‘Come Dance with Us’ at back-to-school sock hop tonight

Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society’s dance for individuals, couples and families is tonight from 7 until 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6:

It will be held at the Heritage Room at 118 E. Council St. Tickets at the door are $5 for adults, $3 children under 12. There will be live music by Play It Forward as well as  costume contests, games and prizes. Ice cream floats, food, drinks will be available for purchase. Bring cash or check; donations are tax deductible.

Singer/songwriter Colton Sherrill at Mean Mug Sunday

August 9, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Free performance.  Colton Sherrill is a 19 year old from Mt. Ulla who has played at music festivals all over the state including Wilmington, Salisbury, Raleigh, and in College Station, Texas. His set lists include covers of many popular artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, George Thorogood, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Buffett, Eric Clapton, and many others. Colton is also a 5 time National Public Speaking Contest winner who knows how to entertain a crowd.

Divided by four, bike show and cruise in at THD

On Saturday, Aug. 8 Tilley Harley Davidson is hosting a classic car cruise-in and a sporster bike show.

All makes and models welcome to cruise through from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The bike show runs from noon until 2 p.m There is a $10 entry fee for the  bike show (proceeds go to Salisbury Veteran’s Hospice House) and judging will be held in three categories: stock, modified, custom. A trophy will be awarded for first, second and third place in each category.

There will be live music by Divided by Four and concessions will be available.

Tilley Harley-Davidson is located at 653 Bendix Drive,


Cauble Creek celebrates five years

The Josh Sanders Band UnPlugged and UnCorked will play Saturday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. rain or shine, at Cauble Creek Vineyard, 700 Cauble Farm Road. Bring a lawn chair. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Visit www. for more information.


Darrell Harwood at Morgan Ridge 

GOLD HILL — The annual barbecue festival at Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse, 486 John Morgan Road, is from 5-8 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 8 featuring Darrell Harwood at the Pavilion. Advance tickets are $15 and are available at

Cash only at the door on the day of the event.

Join the band

KANNAPOLIS — The Piedmont Prime Time Community Band’s first fall rehearsal is coming up at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3. The band will rehearse at Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 E. 1st St., Kannapolis, across from A. L. Brown High School.

The band is open to adults with previous high school band experience. For more information visit or call Nancy at 980-621-2010.


PPT to hold auditions for Tony Award-nominated musical ‘The Addams Family’

Open auditions for singers, dancers and actors are coming up on Tuesday, Aug. 25 and Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m.; held at the Meroney Theater, third floor, at 213 S. Main St. Show dates are Oct. 8-17. Performers should prepare 16 bars from a song in the style of the show.Bring sheet music.

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Available roles include, of course, Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Wednesday, Grandma, Pugsley and Lurch, as well as members of the visiting “normal” family. For more information call 704-633-5471 or email


Goldmine Toastmasters Club Tall Tales & Homemade Ice Cream Contest

KANNAPOLIS — Goldmine Toastmasters Club will be hosting a “Tall Tales and Homemade Ice Cream Contest” on Saturday, August 15, 2015  from 9am- noon at Baker’s Creek Park (shelter #1) on West A Street in Kannapolis, NC.

A Tall Tale is a 5-7 minute talk exaggerating as much of the truth as possible.

Contestants participating in the Ice Cream contest may enter as many flavors as they want, but their ice cream must be homemade.

Toastmasters are encouraged to bring guest and the public is invited and can compete in the Ice Cream contest.  It is FREE to all.

For more information contact Matthew Charity (704) 307-8187 or visit


Old Courthouse Theater presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’ 

CONCORD — Show dates are Aug. 27-29, Sept. 4-5 and Sept. 11-12 at 8 p.m. Weekend matinees are at 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 29-30, Sept. 5 6 and Sept. 12-13.

Tickets are on sale at

Old Courthouse Theater is located at 49 Spring St. NW. Call 704-788-2405 or visit

Lee Street theatre

   Time to prep for LSt’s Season 8 auditions 

Starting a 7 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, Aug. 30-31, Lee Street theatre is holding an open casting call for its Seadon 8 musicals “The Rocky Horror Show,” “Broadway Lullabies Musical Revue” and “The Last Five Years.”

See for more information on how to prepare. Lee Street theatre is located at 329 N. Lee St. Call 704-310-5507.

   Season 8 KickOff Party

August 13 at 6:30 p.m. Come celebrate the start of our 8th season. We will have the bar open for sales and food will be for sale from Romos pizza and Kabobs. Event will take place at the Lee Street Theatre and Performing Arts Center at the Tom and Martha Smith Event Center, 329 N Lee St. For more information, visit or call 704-310-5507.

   2015 Comedy Fest

Get ready for an evening of laughs starting with an Open Mic Comedy Contest with cash prizes on August 20! Afterwards join us for two hilarious nights of comedy on August 21 & 22! 2015 Comedy Fest will be featuring Now Are The Foxes with Special guests Johnny Millwater, AJ Schraeder and Robot Johnson.

Thursday, August 20 – Open Mic Comedy Contest: $5 Admission, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, August 21 – COMEDY FEST

Saturday, August 22 – COMEDY FEST

$10 Admission, 7:30 p.m.

Events will take place at the Lee Street Theatre and Performing Arts Center at the Tom and Martha Smith Event Center, 329 N Lee St.

Tail Waggin’ Tutors comes to Rowan Public Library

This August, Rowan Public Library will begin offering the Tail Waggin Tutors program at its Headquarters location.  The program will start Saturday, August 8 at 10 a.m.  The primary purpose of this program is to allow children ages 7 to 9 to practice the skill of reading aloud in a relaxed “dog-friendly” atmosphere.

Children select a book and then read to the therapy dog in a quiet comfortable space for up to ten minutes.  The therapy dog’s handler is seated nearby.  Therapy dogs are non-judgmental listeners that won’t snicker when a word is pronounced incorrectly or make faces if read to at a slower pace.  Reading improves because the child is practicing reading, building self-esteem and associating reading with something pleasant.  This program is ideal for struggling readers.

Tail Waggin Tutors is offered through Therapy Dogs International (TDI), a volunteer organization dedicated to regulating, testing and registration of therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, libraries and wherever else therapy dogs are needed. TDI was founded in 1976 and has over 24,000 dog/handler teams registered.

Parents interested in having their child participate in this program may  call the Children’s Room at 704-216-8234 to reserve a reading time.  For more information, contact Melissa J. Oleen, Youth Services Supervisor, 704-216-8245,

Dottie’s Home Talent Showcase winner is Danielle Burris

Many talented vocalists and musicians from Rowan County competed in the “My Time to Shine” Talent Showcase with hundreds in attendance. 50 people competed to become a finalist for the showcase and Danielle Burris won first place with a crowd tie-breaker between her and Stephen Allred Jr. Judges were Grammer Morgan, Mr. Woods, Dr. Curtis Dean and J-Stylz. Alisha Byrd and Alex Clark were emcees of the event. Currently in its start-up stage, Dottie’s Home for Children and Elderly is a faith-inspired and faith-based refuge for elders and children in need, led by executive director Dottie Gettinger. For more information about the 2016 My Time to Shine event, call 704-278-3314.



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