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Arts Listings, March 19

March 18, 2014 

Arturo Sandoval and Dizzy Gillespie on tour in Europe in 1991. Sandoval’s album “Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You)” honors his mentor.

  • Get a jump start on the Art of Cool Saturday night

    The Art of Cool project has been channeling heterodox Jazz to Durham and Chapel Hill, spearheaded by its founder, musician Albert Strong IV.

    Organizers are gearing up for a big April jazz festival, the first of its kind. Meanwhile, they will bring one of the greatest musicians alive to the Carolina Theatre on Saturday.

    Arturo Sandoval is a trumpeter of great fluidity, a Latin heavy hitter from under the tutelage of Dizzy Gillespie.

    Sandoval learned from the Diz first on radio, then vinyl record. Then on the bandstand. Now, they are together on records.

    During his Cuban military service, Sandoval was thrown in the brig for listening to jazz on the Voice for America radio program.

    In 1989, after meeting in Cuba, Sandoval and Gillespie recorded the album “To a Finland Station,” live in Helsinki for Pablo Records.

    In just the last three years, by the way, the Triangle has played host to the likes of Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Chris Potter, Jack DeJohnette and Christian McBride.

    Some of the biggest names in jazz: Dave Holland. Kurt Elling. Diana Krall.

    In April, the Art of Cool will be bringing more. We’ll keep you covered.

    When: Saturday, 8 p.m.

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

    Tickets: $31 and up

    Info: http://aocfestival.org/

    Correspondent Tom Hartwell

FESTIVALS/EVENTS

CARRBORO LOOKS FOR LOCAL ARTISTS: The town of Carrboro invites residents to submit their artwork for local exhibitions. ci.carrboro.nc.us/AdvBoards/Art/ArtistInfo.htm.

HILLSBOROUGH ARTS COUNCIL EXHIBITIONS: The Hillsborough Arts Council is accepting submissions for this year’s gallery exhibitions. Apply with a $15 fee by 4 p.m. Friday, March 21, at hillsboroughartscouncil.org.

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, HillsboroughArtsCouncil.org.

OFF THE WALL: FRANK Gallery’s Off the Wall fundraising gala will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 109 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Ticets cost $250 each. 919-636-4135, frankisart.com/gala2014.

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. hillsboroughartscouncil.org.

FESTIFALL: Applications for artists for the 42nd annual Festifall Arts Festifall will be accepted with a $25 fee through Friday, May 30. Festifall will be Sunday, Oct. 5. townofchapelhill.org/festifall.

MUSIC

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. March 19: Pete and Maura Kennedy. March 21: Missy Raines and the New Hip. March 22: John McCutcheon. March 27: Archie Fischer, Garnet Rogers. March 28: Scott Ainslie. March 29: Foghorn String Band, Piney Woods Boys. April 4: Sultans of String. April 10: Drew Nelson. April 11: Seldom Scene. April 13: Brother Sun. April 16: Paddy Keenan. May 1: Cathie Ryan. May 2: April Verch. May 9: Rolling Roots Review. May 11: Tret Fure. June 6: Songs from the Circle 3. June 8: Jeannette and Johnnie Williams, Louisa Branscomb. June 15: Burning Bridget Cleary. June 19: Clarke Buehling. 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.

BOWBARR: 705 W. Rosemary St., Carrboro. March 29: Mike Dimpfl, Fifi Hi-Fi. 919-967-9725.

CAT’S CRADLE: 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. March 19: RAC, Reuben and the Dark, NO, The Darcys. April 4: Mipso. March 21: Armon Jay. April 13: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra. April 18: The Zombies. April 26: Sleigh Bells. May 8: The Gaslight Anthem. May 11: Spirit Family Reunion. June 14: The English Beat. 919-967-9053, catscradle.com.

HAW RIVER BALLROOM: 1711 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw. May 18: Deer Tick. hawriverballroom.com.

KENAN MUSIC BUILDING: UNC campus. March 21-22: Louise Toppin, Marquita Lister, “The New Generation Project: Art Songs on African-American Themes.” music.unc.edu.

LOCAL 506: 506 W. Franklin St. March 20: La Femme, Wild Moccasins, Tescon Pol. March 21: Solids, PUP, Petey. March 22: Har Mar Superstar. May 1: Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas. 919-942-5506, local506.com.

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

OPEN EYE CAFE: 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro. March 28: The Commanderrs. 919-968-9410, openeyecafe.com.

SECOND WIND: 118 E. Main St., Carrboro. Wednesdays: Bluegrass Night. Thursdays: Twofer. Tuesdays: Big Fat Gap. Every third Friday: Skinny Bag of Sugar. April 1, April 29, May 13, May 27, June 3: Jazzbeau.

THE STATION: 201-C E. Main St., Carrboro. March 29: Black Masala. 919-967-1967, thestationcarrboro.com.

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.” voiceschapelhill.org/buy.

RECEPTIONS/OPENINGS

HILLSBOROUGH GALLERY OF ARTS: 121 N. Churton St. March 28: Susan Hope, Eduardo Lapetina, Eric Saunders, “Flights of Fancy.” 6-9 p.m. April 15: Nell Chandler, Ali Givens, Ellie Reinhold, “Dwell.” 6-9 p.m. 919-732-5001, hillsboroughgallery.com.

HORACE WILLIAMS HOUSE: 610 E. Rosemary St. April 6: Dan Gottlieb. 2-4 p.m. 919-942-7818, preservationchapelhill.org.

THEATER/DANCE

ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St. March 22: Sacrificial Poets, “Last Chance Slam.” April 18-19: “Ivy Rowe.” May 9-11, 15-18: “Gem of the Ocean.” 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.

CARRBORO HIGH SCHOOL: 201 Rock Haven Road. March 20-23: “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

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

PLAYMAKERS: Center for the Dramatic Art, UNC campus. April 2-20: “Assassins.” 919-962-PLAY, playmakersrep.org.

PRC2 : Center for Dramatic Art, UNC campus. April 23-27: “Hold These Truths.” 919-962-PLAY, playmakersrep.org.

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

FOR KIDS

ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. March 22: “Are You My Mother?” 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.

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