Time Out Arts & Entertainment news March 10-16

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 10, 2016

‘Leap of Faith: An Evening of Celtic Frivolity’ 


Center for Faith & the Arts is pleased to announce our annual fundraising gala on Saturday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at Lee Street Theatre, this year titled, “Leap of Faith: An Evening of Celtic Frivolity,” with award winning Irish Step Dancers from Lismore Academy of Irish Dance in Winston-Salem, Celtic Fiddle players from Salisbury’s own Carolina Folkworks, an open bar, heavy upscale Irish hors d’oeuvres, desserts, a hot tea bar, and all followed up with a deejay.  Tax deductible tickets are $75 per person and are available online at www.faithart.org

With much to celebrate, CFA’s St. Thomas players surely tops the list boasting 20 years of critically acclaimed productions.  Join us for a jovial evening as you support Wake Up, Leonardo! offering art experiences to underserved children in Rowan County, featured artist gallery exhibits, community based, affordable workshops and classes in movement, dance, meditation, yoga, healing techniques, fiber art, painting, photography, and much more.


Local celebrity magic/artist chosen to perform in Charleston Festival

CHARLESTON — Local celebrity magic/artist Glen Yost has been chosen to perform for the Charleston Performing Arts Center Festival in North Charleston in May 2016.  Glen, “Magic & Comedy,” has performed in New Orleans, Jaimaca, Isle of Capri casinos on the Mississippi,  Chattanooga, Savannah,  Charleston,  Asheville and many other locations for festivals, fairs, corporate affairs, trade shows private parties and has shared the stage with some of the worlds most famous names in magic.

Dollar-A-Day Boys! A Musical Tribute to the CCC

Michigan-based author Bill Jamerson presents a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), in the Stanback Auditorium of Rowan Public Library on Thursday, March 17, at 2 p.m. as Bill Jamerson presents a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The program is free. Refreshments, including authentic CCC cookies, will be provided.

The CCC was a federal works program created by President Franklin Roosevelt in the heart of The Great Depression. During its nine-year run beginning in 1933, over 76,000 men served in North Carolina. The camps were run by the Army with an average of 45 camps in operation for each year.

A Q&A period and book signing will follow his presentation. Former enrollees and their families are encouraged to attend and asked to bring photo albums and CCC memorabilia.

For more information, call Rowan Public Library at 704-216-8240 or visit billjamerson.com

Teresa Moore-Mitchell and Matthew Brown in free concert

HIGH POINT — On Sunday, March 13, at 4 p.m., Piedmont Artitst presents Teresa A. Moore-Mitchell, soprano and Matthew Michael Brown, pianist in a recital of contemporary art songs, operatic arias and Negro spirituals at First Baptist Church, 405 N. Main St., High Point. For more information visit www.piedmontartists.wordpress.com


Dr. Rob LIVE at The Meroney Theatre 

Coming Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. — A benefit concert for Rowan Helping Ministries featuring local award-winning pianist Dr. Rob Robertson. From classical, sacred, patriotic and ragtime selections to the music of Broadway, Disney and songs of Elton John, John Lennon and the Eagles. $15 per person. Tickets and info at www.rowan helpingministries.org


PPT announces the cast of its Spring youth musical, “Junie B.  Jones The Musical”

Junie B. Jones — Emery Franz

Lucille  — Sari Lewin

Herb  — Connor Towns

May  — Miles Abramson

Sheldon  — Cooper Fleeman

Camille  — August Hoffman

Chenille  — Kelsey Goodman

Grace  — Maggie Cross

Bobbi Jean Piper  — Lucy Blakeley

Jose  — Ali Khatib

Lennie  — Drew Bitzer

Mr. Scary  — Garrett Kennedy

Mother  — Korbynne Hill

Daddy  — Alex Blumenthal

Mrs. Gutzman  — Sara Beth Richard

Ensemble  —  Ashley Yang, Reagan Carpenter, Eva Walters

Show dates:  April 14-23. Tickets go on sale April 4. The Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471.

LexingCon will be held April 9 

LEXINGTON — LexingCon will be held on Saturday, April 9 at the Davidson County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission is $5 for ages 13+, with children admitted free. Also, anyone in costume will be admitted free. In lieu of the admission fee, attendees may donate a large bag of pet food for admittance.

Started in 2014 as a one-time event to raise funds for Pastor’s Pantry, the show has mutated into a family-friendly get-together for artists, vendors, and fans to celebrate comic books and raise money for local charities. The 2015 show raised over $1200 for multiple sclerosis research and patient assistance. This year’s charity is the Humane Society of Davidson County, which will be conducting a pet adoption fair.

Special appearances include the Agents and Car from the movie “Men In Black,” along with the Scooby Doo Van and its characters. Also supporting the cause will be the 501st Carolina Garrison and the USS Bonaventure: Starfleet.

Over 70 comic artists and vendors are scheduled to appear. Events during the show include costume contests, the annual Trivia Contest JeopNerdy, door prizes.

Find info at 336-479-3039 or Facebook.


19th annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium 

The 19th annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium, sponsored by the Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, will be held April 8-10.

Friday evening includes the “Reunion of Descendants and Friends” followed by the “Friendship Banquet” with author Roger Pickenpaugh of Ohio who will compare a Union prison with the Salisbury Prison.

Saturday at Catawba College will feature historical lectures relating to the Salisbury Prison. American history professor Dr. Gary Freeze will speak on the Prison’s history. Historian and author Mary Gorman of Massachusetts will talk about some of the hostages sent to Salisbury. Historian Greg Cheek of North Carolina will discuss Union prisoners who joined the Confederate Army. Salisbury guard descendant Joan Fuess of New York will share about her ancestor and his capture by Stoneman’s Raiders in April 1865. Author and Salisbury POW descendant Bruce Smith of Indiana will address the effects of the Dix-Hill Cartel. Representatives of the LandTrust for Central NC will present Fort York by lecture and/or tour.

There will be public Sunday morning memorial services for Union and Confederate soldiers at the Historic Salisbury National Cemetery at 10 a.m. and at the Old Lutheran Cemetery at 11 a.m. An afternoon tour of the Salisbury Prison site will be conducted for Symposium registrants followed by refreshments.

Registration is $65 per person when postmarked by March 18, $75 afterwards. $15 charge for refunds after March 25. No refunds after April 1. Send checks to Robert F. Hoke Chapter 78, UDC, PO Box 83, Salisbury, NC 28145-0083. For additional information contact Symposium Chairman Sue Curtis 704-637-6411, southpaws@fibrant.com


Learn about freeform crochet

The Olde Rowan Fiber Guild will meeting Monday, March 21, from 6:30-9 p.m., at the Center for Faith and the Arts, W. Harrison St., behind and below Haven Lutheran Church. This month’s program features Lisa Carney Doherty from Wake Forest, on freeform crochet.  Speaker fee for the meeting is $5 for members, $8 for non-members.

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