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Arts Listings, April 23

April 23, 2014 

The mission of Art of Cool is to present, promote and preserve jazz-influenced music and artists such as Maceo Parker (pictured). Art of Cool is spearheaded by jazz trumpeter and educator Albert Strong IV and Cicely Mitchell of Al Strong Music Productions.

  • Art of Cool brings jazz home to Durham

    This weekend, the Art of Cool Jazz Fest brings Durham a great leap closer to Montreaux.

    Thirty-plus ensembles; vocalist Nnenna Freelon; clubs and outdoor stages at the American Tobacco Campus.

    It brings home, from the corners of James Brown to the “Mothership" of Parliament-Funkadelic, Maceo Parker of Kinston.

    Top-flight college programs bring young jazz musicians to flower in North Carolina.

    It wasn't always so.

    Coltrane made his great conceptual leaps long after in 1943, when he left the band at William Penn in High Point for Philadelphia and the Navy.

    Eunice Weymon left Asheville for Philly’s Curtis conservatory. Denied admission, she took on Jazz and a name embossed in legacy: Nina Simone.

    Max Roach, whose drumbeats framed rapid-fire solos by “Diz ’n Bird” and their disciples, has little more than a birthplate connecting him to this state. His parents, like Thelonious Monk’s, decamped for New York before the wunderkind had reached seven.

    By 18, Roach was sitting in with the Ellington band. Duke’s father fled lynchings in Lincolnville, so he's hometown hero of Washington, D.C.

    For years, the South could be unwelcome and dangerous for black jazz players.

    This weekend, the freshest musicians of today convene upon Durham, just like it were 42nd Street.

    When: Friday and Saturday

    Where: American Tobacco Campus, Durham

    Tickets: $65 per day

    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: 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.

LIVE & LOCAL MUSIC & ART: The Live & Local Music & Art series will be from 6-9 p.m. Fridays from April 25 through June 27 at The Plaza at 140 West Franklin in Chapel Hill. 140westfranklinplaza.com.

‘POETRY AND PSYCHE’: The C.G. Jung Society of the Triangle will host Jungian analyst Dr. Gretchen Heyer for a lecture from 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, and a workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill. The lecture costs $10, $5 for students, and the workshop costs $30 for members, $48 for non-members and $15 for students. jungnc.org.

SOCK HOP: The Orange County Department on Aging and the Friends of the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center will host the Fun-Feisty 50s Sock Hop from 7-10 p.m. Friday, April 25, at the Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill. There will be beer and wine tastings, a silent auction and music by Dick Levin and Friends and Sylvia Kaler. Tickets cost $20 each or $35 per pair. 323-762-5467.

LOCAL ROOTS CRAFT FESTIVAL: The Local Roots Craft Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. There will be jewelry, pottery, knitwear, soap, candles, toys, baked goods and more by 25 local artists. The Parlour Ice Cream Bus and other vendors will sell food and there will be a trunk show and crafts for all ages. Admission is free.

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 24: Dale Baker, Tim Carless, Casey Toll, Whit Wright, “The General.” May 1: Cathie Ryan. May 2: April Verch Band. 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 23: Tycho, Gardens & Villa, Bad Veins. April 24: TB1, David A, Gazzo, DJ Rye, Ampacity, Dan Croll, Panama Wedding. April 25: Jimbo Mathus, Fantastico!, Chuck Ragan & The Camaraderie, Jonny Two Bags. April 26: Sleigh Bells, Nathaniel Rateliff, Jason Kutchma. April 27: Future Islands, Ed Shrader’s Music Beat, The Lollipops. April 28: Future Islands, CHVRCHES, The Range, Future Islands, Ed Shrader’s Music Beat, Human Pippi Armstrong. April 29: Timber Timbre, Fiver. May 1: Wake Owl, Mimicking Birds. May 8: The Gaslight Anthem. May 11: Spirit Family Reunion, Clear Plastic Masks, Fly Golden Eagle. June 12: Cut Copy, Melanie Martinez. June 14: The English Beat. June 21: Bombadil. June 22: Say Anything. Aug. 1: Boris. 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. May 7: Greensky Bluegrass. May 18: Deer Tick. June 2-3: Lucinda Williams. hawriverballroom.com.

HILL HALL: UNC campus. May 4: Chapel Hill Philharmonia, Carolyn Chang, “Hidden Identities.” May 16: Women’s Voices Chorus, “The Long Bright.” 919-962-1039, womensvoiceschorus.org, music.unc.edu.

LOCAL 506: 506 W. Franklin St. April 28: The Standells. May 1: Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas. May 4: Low Cut Connie. May 15: Eagulls. 919-942-5506, local506.com.

MEMORIAL HALL: 114 E. Cameron Ave. April 24-26: Yefim Bronfman, North Carolina Symphony. 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

ACKLAND ART MUSEUM: UNC-CH campus. South Columbia and East Franklin streets. April 24: Master of fine arts students, “Parts of the Sum.” 6-8 p.m. 919-966-5736, ackland.org.

CAROLINA BREWERY: 120 Lowes Drive, suite 100, Pittsboro. May 4: Vangi Cathcart, Jane Eckenrode. 4-6 p.m. carolinabrewerypittsboro.com.

CHAPEL HILL ART GALLERY: 1215 E. Franklin St. May 9: Rose Wenkel, “My Many Facets of Art.” 6-9 p.m. 919-636-4557, chapelhillartgallery.com.

EAST CHAPEL HILL HIGH SCHOOL: 500 Weaver Dairy Road. April 28: “The Civil Rights Struggle, African-American GIs and Germany.” 4-6 p.m. 919-969-2482.

ENO GALLERY: 100 S. Churton St., Hillsborough. April 25: Alicia Armstrong, Molly Cliff-Hilts, Tinka Jordy, “The Figure - In Oil, Encaustic and Sculpture.” 6-9 p.m. 919-883-1415, enogallery.net.

FRANK: 109 E. Franklin St. May 9: “GRAPHIC: Drawings and Prints.” 6-9 p.m. 919-636-4135, frankisart.com.

HILLSBOROUGH GALLERY OF ARTS: 121 N. Churton St. April 25: Nell Chandler, Ali Givens, Ellie Reinhold, “DWELL.” 6-9 p.m. 919-732-5001, hillsboroughgallery.com.

THE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF CHAPEL HILL UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST: 106 Purefoy Road. May 4: Jan Dickey, “Watching the Planet.” 1-3 p.m. 919-942-2050, c3huu.org.

THEATER/DANCE

ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St. April 23: Sacrificial Poets Grand Slam Finals. 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.

CHAPEL HILL HIGH SCHOOL: 1709 High School Road. April 24-26: “Legally Blonde the Musical.” hanestheatre.org.

DEEP DISH THEATER COMPANY: University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive. May 9-31: “Life is a Dream.” 919-968-1515, deepdishtheater.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. April 26: “SuperFun Show: Once Upon a Time.” 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.

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