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Arts Listings, May 14

May 13, 2014 

When asked what type of music he plays, Jimmy Haggard’s is always the same, “It doesn't matter what I'm playing, its all Blues to me.”

COURTESY OF JIMMY HAGGARD

  • Now at Northgate, for a limited time only

    It’s about time we told you about the Triangle Blues Society concert series at Durham’s Northgate Mall.

    Yep. Another historic blues marker at the lost end of the Delta.

    (Actually, the Piedmont runs deep in blues tradition, including legendary Josh White.)

    And Peg Leg Sam, who made stops at medicine shows and county fairs around North Carolina.

    Sam was as great a comedian as he was a singer (He sometimes played the harmonica with his nose.) and retired to South Carolina (where White was from).

    Dale White is a skilled carpenter who once was a sports reporter for the Charlotte Observer (covering the Davis Cup back in ’71, when U.S. played Romania on clay at the Providence Club).

    Dale owned the now-extinct club Endangered Species back in the ’70s (in the basement, if you can believe of what is now Pantana Bob’s in Chapel Hill) and hired Peg Leg and Union County's Henry Johnson to play.

    Friday, Jimmy Haggard will mystify the teen shoppers who happen out of their cellphones to a sound that is alien to them: broken-heart love cries from a different planet in a distant time.

    There’s a “Crops & Shorts” sale too ... so don’t miss it.

    When: Friday, 7-9 p.m.

    Where: Northgate Mall, Durham

    Tickets: Free

    Info: youtube.com/watch?v=DNxCLpdFaRs

    Correspondent Tom Hartwell

FESTIVALS/EVENTS

LAST FRIDAYS ART WALK: The Hillsborough Arts Council’s Last Fridays Art Walk will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 30, with events throughout Hillsborough. hillsboroughartscouncil.org.

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

BYNUM FRONT PORCH: The Bynum Front Porch Friday Night Music Series will feature performances from 7-9 p.m. Fridays at 950 Bynum Road, Bynum. bynumfrontporch.org.

ARTISTS’ SALON: The Orange County Arts Commission will host an Artists’ Salon from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, May 16, at The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. RSVP. 919-968-2011, arts@orangecountync.gov.

GRANTS: The Orange County Arts Commission will accept applications for grants for the spring until 5 p.m. Friday, May 23. artsorange.org.

APPRENTICESHIP SCHOLARSHIP: Carrboro offers a $1,000 scholarship for young artists participating in a summer apprenticeship. High school seniors, college students and people who have graduated from college in the past year may apply by 5 p.m. Friday, May 30. townofcarrboro.org/AdvBoards/Art.

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. May 31: Dianne Davidson, Deidre McCalla, Jamie Anderson. June 6: Songs from the Circle 3. June 8: Jeannette and Johnny Williams, Louisa Branscomb. June 12: Beppe Gambetta, Jack Lawrence. June 15: Burning Bridget Cleary. June 19: Clarke Buehling. 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.

CAFFE DRIADE: 1215-A E. Franklin St. May 31: David Menestres and Jimmy Gilmore. caffedriade.com.

CAT’S CRADLE: 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. May 15: Mary Gauthier, The Hood Internet, crowdsource, DJ Forge. May 16: Angel Olsen, Promised Land Sound. May 18: of Montreal, Dream Tiger. June 3: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Stagnant Pools. June 7: Marti Jones and Don Dixon. June 10: Andrew Bird and The Hands of Glory. June 11: Dr. Dog, The District, The Hawks. June 12: Cut Copy, Classixx, Melanie Martinez. June 13: First Aid Kit, Willy Mason. June 14: The English Beat. June 21: Bombadil. June 22: Say Anything. June 27: Jefferson Hart and The Ghosts of the Old North State, Doug Prescott Band. July 11: Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboys. Aug. 1: Boris. Aug. 22: Clockwork Kids, Ghostt Bllonde, Body Games. Aug. 23: Kevin Gates. 919-967-9053, catscradle.com.

HAW RIVER BALLROOM: 1711 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw. May 18: Deer Tick, Langhorne Slim and the Law, The Districts. June 2-3: Lucinda Williams. 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. May 15: Eagulls. May 29: Minka. 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.

OPEN EYE CAFE: 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro. May 24: David Menestres and Jimmy Gilmore. 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. 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. May 30: Arianna Bara, Pat Lloyd, Pat Merriman, “The Fifth Element.” 6-9 p.m. 919-732-5001, hillsboroughgallery.com.

THEATER/DANCE

ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St. May 15-18: “Gem of the Ocean.” May 17: Chuckle and Chortle Comedy Show. May 31: Triangle Youth Ballet, “Circus Circus.” 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. May 17: Triangle Youth Ballet, “Cinderella.” hanestheatre.org.

DEEP DISH THEATER COMPANY: University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive. Through May 31: “Life is a Dream.” 919-968-1515, deepdishtheater.org.

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

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