Arts Listings, April 9

April 9, 2014 

Diane Schuur will perform with the Duke Jazz Ensemble Friday night in Baldwin Auditoreum.

  • Count down to Cool

    As time rounds us into spring and closer to the Art of Cool Jazz Festival’s April 25 inaugural, it seems the cats are getting restless.

    It’s a boom week for live jazz at university concert halls, hipster train dives and art galleries.

    Art of Cool’s run-up series to the festival of two outdoor stages and six other Durham venues, plus Maceo Parker, swings Thursday at Carrboro’s Southern Rail.

    Mint Julep takes the stage at 9:30 that evening.The “little Big Band” hits the notes of the Swing Era.

    UNC jazz combos keep time with guest Ben Allison for the Jazz for a Friday Afternoon series on campus at 4 p.m.

    Not to be outdone, Duke Jazz Ensemble gives an 8 p.m. Friday show in the Baldwin Auditorium. The guest is vocalist Diane Schuur

    Friday brings a guest from over the Atlantic, Kokanko Sata. The “Malian Songbird” plays a ngoni, perhaps the only woman who tours the world playing that lyrical stringed instrument.

    That's at the Unity Center of Peace on Seawell School Road, presented through the Cradle of Jazz Project.

    Ben Allison, bassist and composer, leads a Saturday jazz workshop in the Kenan Music Building at noon. Then, Allison teams up with trumpeter Jim Ketch at 4 p.m. for the Scholarship Benefit Concert.

    The North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra plays Tuesday night at the Sharp Nine Gallery.

    See more live music and all events through the N&O:

    Correspondent Tom Hartwell


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

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,,

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.

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,

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.

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.

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.

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.


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 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,

CAT’S CRADLE: 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. 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,

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

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

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

INTERNATIONALIST BOOKS AND COMMUNITY CENTER: 405 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. April 8: scott crow. 919-942-1740,

LOCAL 506: 506 W. Franklin St. 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,

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. 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.”


FRANK: 109 E. Franklin St. April 12: “Off The Wall.” 6-10 p.m. 919-636-4135,

HILLSBOROUGH GALLERY OF ARTS: 121 N. Churton St. April 15: Nell Chandler, Ali Givens, Ellie Reinhold, “Dwell.” 6-9 p.m. 919-732-5001,

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,


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

CARRBORO CENTURY CENTER: 100 N. Greenboro St. May 31: Triangle Guitar Society Benefit Concert.,

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

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

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

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

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