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Local arts & entertainment news Jan. 2-8

Community Calendar


Piedmont Players Theatre announces youth auditions for ‘Romeo & Juliet’

Jan. 6-7 • 4 and 5 p.m.
This is a youth production (through 12th grade) at the Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.
Go to www.piedmontplayers.com or call 704-633-5471 to register for your audition day and time.



Kannapolis History Associates presents

Another evening with Norris Dearmon “Ninety Seven Years in Sixty Minutes” Part Two
Jan. 6 • 7 p.m.
KANNAPOLIS — Norris, a.k.a. “Mr. History,” will be sharing the remainder of his life story which he began in our November meeting. Learn how he first became interested in history, his involvement with the History Room, his employment at Cannon Mills and his former business.
A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St, Kannapolis. Info: Phil Goodman, 704-796-0803.


On The Border – The Ultimate Eagles Tribute

Jan. 4 • 7:30-10:30 p.m. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org


Gibson Brothers to play The Ramkat 

Jan. 4 • 8 p.m.: The Gibson Brothers with Shay Martin Lovette opening, 170 W. 9th St., Winston-Salem. Tickets $17-$30 at RidgeMusicCenter.org or TheRamkat.com or 336-754-9714.


PCS 11th Day of Christmas concert

4 pm Jan 4: 75-voice Piedmont Choral Society’s its annual free Christmas concerts accompanied by 22-piece professional orchestra. Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St North, Concord. Familiar carols and songs of the season. Info 704-699-6053 or kayy2000@gmail.com


Beginner guitar class

Starts Monday, Jan. 6: New eight-week class for age 50 and over. Choose 1 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. class time.
$50 cost includes class $40 plus $10 workbook. Must have your own acoustic guitar.
RSVP to 704-640-0279 to reserve a spot or ask questions.
Held at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave. 704-216-7714, www.ruftyholmes.org


Carolina Shag Lessons

New sessions starts Jan. 9: professional instructors Ashley and Tobitha Stewart at Shately Blue, 1424 S. Main St., Kannapolis, behind Midway Florist. Beginner class 7 pm and Intermediate 8 pm . $50 per person for 4 week session. No partner required. Info: text 704-202-9655 or email tstewartshag@gmail.com or see www.carolinashaglesson.com


Josh Gates coming to Ovens Auditorium

Feb. 28 • 8 p.m.: CHARLOTTE — Josh Gates is an avid explorer whose unique brand of humor and deep-rooted passion for adventure propels him to the farthest corners of the world. Discovery Channel’s hit-series Expedition Unknown chronicles Gates as he sets out on a global quest to find the truth behind iconic legends and thrilling archaeological mysteries.
Ovens Auditorium at Bojangles’ Entertainment Complex will host Josh Gates on Feb. 28. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, Ticketmaster outlets or at the Coliseum box office at 2700 E. Independence Blvd.
Tickets start at $29.50.


Re-rescheduled: Christmas in the Grove sledding

CHINA GROVE — Due to un-winter-like weather conditions, Christmas Sledding in the Grove has been re-rescheduled for a to-be-announced date in February.
See www.chinagrovenc.gov to learn more.



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