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Arts Listings, April 2

April 1, 2014 

  • Vietnam War correspondent remembers lost friends

    Maybe you’ve nodded at Perry Deane Young in the checkout line without knowing him.

    He is a writer-in-residence with a long story.

    Young led a swashbuckling career after rising as a newspaper reporter at the General Assembly.

    Back in 1963, he typed the UPI wire story breaking the midnight passage of North Carolina’s notorious Speaker Ban. (His story was spiked because it called the legislators who voted for it “reactionaries.”)

    He traveled to Vietnam as a reporter, where he befriended journalists Sean Flynn and Dana Stone, who were taken by Viet Cong soldiers and never seen again.

    A photo of Flynn and Stone shot minutes before capture shows two gung-ho American journalists aboard motorcycles, looking more like rock stars.

    Young wrote “Two of the Missing” about his two lost friends.

    For Young, Vietnam was a place of fond and awful memories. Despite the horrors, he was young and life was fast.

    Young told WUNC’s Frank Stasio he had “the time of my life” in that “horrible, awful, obscene war.”

    Meet this well considered man Sunday, when the Southern Rail hosts the author and remembers lost journalists Flynn and Stone.

    When: Sunday, 5 p.m.

    Where: The Southern Rail

    Tickets: Free

    Info: perryyoung.blogspot.com

    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.

CONGRESSIONAL HIGH SCHOOL ART COMPETITION: Members of the U.S. House of Representatives will hold an art competition for high school students. Orange County students must enter the competition by 5 p.m. Friday, April 11. 919-968-2011, artsorange.org/grants.html#congress, house.gov/content/educate/art_competition.

SPRING TOUR: The Orange County Artists Guild Spring Tour of local artists’ studios will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 13. orangecountyartistsguild.com.

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.

HILLSBOROUGH ARTS COUNCIL: The Hillsborough Arts Council is looking for submissions for art gallery exhibitions in 2014 and 2015. Artists who live or have a studio in Orange, Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Caswell, Person or Wake counties are invited to apply with a $15 fee by 4 p.m. Friday, April 25. hillsboroughartscouncil.org.

CLAYWORKS GUILD SPRING SALE: The ClayWorks Guild Spring Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. ncclayworks.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. 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.

CAT’S CRADLE: 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. April 2: Eisley, Merriment. April 3: Dean Wareham, Boogarins, Fan Modine. April 4: Mipso, Chris Eldridge, No9To5 Music, Azon Blaze. April 5: Rhett Miller, Sarah Shook. April 8: Twenty One Pilots, NONONO, Hunter Hunted. April 9: Shawn Mullins, Max Gomez. April 13: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra. April 18: The Zombies. April 25: Jimbo Mathus, Fantastico! April 26: Sleigh Bells. May 8: The Gaslight Anthem. May 11: Spirit Family Reunion. June 14: The English Beat. June 22: Say Anything. 919-967-9053, catscradle.com.

THE CAVE TAVERN: 452 1/2 W. Franklin St. April 24: Aloud. 919-968-9308, caverntavern.com.

HAW RIVER BALLROOM: 1711 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw. April 10: Superchunk, Loamlands. May 18: Deer Tick. hawriverballroom.com.

HILL HALL: UNC campus. May 16: Women’s Voices Chorus, “The Long Bright.” 919-962-1039, womensvoiceschorus.org, music.unc.edu.

LOCAL 506: 506 W. Franklin St. April 3: The Silver Palms, The Record. April 4: The Arcane Heart, Embers End, Daniel and the Lion, Aaron Gallagher. April 5: Les Racquet, Star Studies, The Frank Hurd Band. April 6: Turnstile, Society Sucker, No Quarter. April 8: Ballyhoo!, Matt Irie. April 10: Hurray for the Riff Raff, Benjamin Booker. April 11: Bears in the City, Matt Phillips and the Philharmonic. April 13: Poor Old Shine. April 15: White Fang, Denney and the Jets, The Hell No. 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, ncsymphony.org, carolinaperformingarts.org.

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

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. 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.

WOMANCRAFT: 370 E. Main St., suite 170, Carrboro. April 11: “Art to Hold: New Mugs from Local Potters.” Gina Boyle, “Artfully Out Loud.” 6-9 p.m. 919-929-3300, womancraftgifts.com.

THEATER/DANCE

ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St. April 4-7: “Avenue Q.” April 18-19: “Ivy Rowe.” May 9-11, 15-18: “Gem of the Ocean.” 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.

CARRBORO CENTURY CENTER: 100 N. Greenboro St. May 31: Triangle Guitar Society Benefit Concert. footnotestapensemble.org, rhythmandsoleshow.eventbrite.com.

DEEP DISH THEATER COMPANY: University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive. 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.

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