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Arts Listings, Feb. 12

February 11, 2014 

  • Buddy brings the blues

    Aside from B.B. King, touring this year despite remarkable age, who personifies the living American bluesman better than Buddy Guy?

    Guy, 77, will grace the Carolina Theatre on Sunday. King, 88 is touring the Southwest and Pacific Coast.

    Sharp dressing is about where these two legends diverge. King plays melodic licks in the pure, clean tones of his high strings; Buddy Guy plays a chomping, ripsaw-style blues.

    Both come from poverty in the South, across the Mississippi from one another. King sought success on Beale Street in Memphis. Guy found Chicago, where a black musician could prosper.

    King plays a Gibson; Guy favors Fender or Guild. King’s style never changed much from the ’50s, when he recorded for RPM and Bullet Records.

    Guy started on Chess, but his moxie was transferrable to the hard-rocking ’60s and ’70s. His sound is more Hendrix, more Stevie Ray Vaughn; he mentored both.

    We too can live by his sagacity: “If you don’t think you have the blues, just keep living.”

    When: Sunday, 8 p.m.

    Where: Carolina Theatre, 309 W Morgan St., Durham

    Tickets: $48 and up

    Correspondent Tom Hartwell


CARRBORO LOOKS FOR LOCAL ARTISTS: The town of Carrboro invites residents to submit their artwork for local exhibitions.

GUIDED TOURS: The Hillsborough Arts Council will give “Take a Closer Look” guided walking tours of local sculptures at 1 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March starting at the Hillsborough Arts Council, 102 N. Churton St. 919-643-2500,

LUNCH BOX CONCERT SERIES: The Town of Carrboro Parks and Recreation Department will host the Lunch Box Concert Series of free shows by local bands from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 27 at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St.

HILLSBOROUGH DOWNTOWN ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW: The Hillsborough Downtown Arts and Crafts Show will be on Saturday, April 12, at the Hillsborough Visitors Center, 150 E. King St.


ARTSCENTER: Enrollment in winter art classes is open.


ALOFT CHAPEL HILL: 1001 S. Hamilton Road. Tuesdays: Bibis Ellison and Dante. W xyz bar. 8-10 p.m. 919-932-7772.

ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. Feb. 21: Ennis. Feb. 22: Lucy Kaplansky. Feb. 25: Clive Carroll. Feb. 28: Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Haas. March 9: Guy Davis. March 12: Rory Block. March 13: Paul McKenna Band. March 16: The Stray Birds. 919-929-2787,

CAT’S CRADLE: 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. Feb. 14: Magnolia Collective, Michael Rank & Stag, Lake Street Drive, Miss Tess and The Talkbacks. Feb. 16: Cibo Matto, Salt Cathedral. Feb. 17: Russian Circles, Ken Mode, Inter Arma. Feb. 18: Jonathan Wilson, The Blank Tapes. Feb. 19: Gardens & Villa, Waterstrider, John Brown’s Body, Lionize. Feb. 21: White Lies, Frankie Rose, Hiss Golden Messenger, Alex Sauser-Monnig. Feb. 22: Hospitality, Air Waves, The Human Eyes. March 6: Delta Rae. March 19: RAC, Reuben and the Dark, NO, The Darcys. March 21: Armon Jay. April 13: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra. April 18: The Zombies. May 11: Spirit Family Reunion. June 14: The English Beat. 919-967-9053,

CHAPEL OF THE CROSS: 304 E. Franklin St. March 8: Cantari, “Gems from British Cathedrals.”

HILL HALL: UNC campus. Feb. 16: Chapel Hill Philharmonia, “Showcasing Middle Europe.” 919-962-1039,

LOCAL 506: 506 W. Franklin St. Feb. 12: Alvvays, Yuck, Estrangers. Feb. 13: B-Side Project, Almost People, Awkward Friends. Feb. 14: Brandon Wise & the Scorchin’ Sons, Laila Nur, Manna Frost Trio, Black Squares/White Islands, Black Santa, Look Homeward. Feb. 15: Into It. Over It. Feb. 19: Leslie and the LY’s, Dean and the Delilahs, Boone County Comedy Troupe. Feb. 20: Stammerings, Car Crash Star, Headfirst for Halos. Feb. 21: The Gary Mitchell Band, Posifaction, Jen Murphey. Feb. 24: Shinobi Ninja, Spiralfire, Brody and Choch, Cosmic Punk. Feb. 25: Quilt, Daniel Bachman. 919-942-5506,

THE MELLOW MUSHROOM: 310 W. Franklin St. First Tuesday of each month: Jazzbeau.

MEMORIAL HALL: 114 E. Cameron Ave. May 31: Voices, “The Genius of Mozart.” 919-843-3333,

SECOND WIND: 118 E. Main St., Carrboro. Wednesdays: Bluegrass Night. Thursdays: Twofer. Tuesdays: Big Fat Gap. Every third Friday: Skinny Bag of Sugar.

ST. MATTHEW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 210 St. Mary’s Road, Hillsborough. March 1: Andrea Edith Moore, David Heid, “Shakespeare: Music’s Muse.” 919-732-9308,

UNIVERSITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 150 E. Franklin St. June 8: Cantari, “Vaughan Williams and Tavener: A Cosmic Cycle of Life and Death.” July 18: Voices, “American Songs, Poems & Spirituals.”


CHAPEL HILL ART GALLERY: 1215 E. Franklin St. Feb. 14: David Taylor. 6-9 p.m. 919-636-4557,

HILLSBOROUGH GALLERY OF ARTS: 121 N. Churton St. Feb. 28: “It’s All About the Story.” 6-9 p.m. 919-732-5001,

WOMANCRAFT: 370 E. Main St., suite 170, Carrboro. Feb. 14: “Love is Local.” 6-9 p.m. 919-929-3300,


ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St. May 9-11, 15-18: “Gem of the Ocean.” 919-929-2787,

CAT’S CRADLE: 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. March 7: “Broad City Live.” 919-967-9053,

CENTRAL ORANGE SENIOR CENTER : 103 Meadowland Drive. Feb. 13-16: “Steel Magnolias.” 919-245-2015,

CHAPEL HILL HIGH SCHOOL: 1709 High School Road. Feb. 22: Chapel Hill Dance Theater, “Peter Pan.” 919-932-2676.

DEEP DISH THEATER COMPANY: University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive. Feb. 22-March 22: “Arcadia.” May 2-24: “Life is a Dream.” 919-968-1515,

NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY: 1801 Fayetteville St. Feb. 14-16: “Ain’t Misbehavin’.” 919-408-1174,

PLAYMAKERS: Center for the Dramatic Art, UNC campus. Feb. 26-March 16: “Love Alone.” April 2-20: “Assassins.” 919-962-PLAY,

TOP OF THE HILL BACK BAR: 100 E. Franklin St. Tuesdays: Back Bar Comedy, 9 p.m.

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