Battle of the Bands to benefit Urban Ministries
DURHAM – The 2014 edition of the Triangle Corporate Battle of the Bands will happen Sept. 20 at the American Tobacco campus. All proceeds from the battle will benefit Urban Ministries of Durham, a nonprofit organization that provides food, shelter and a future for the needy.
Applications are now available for company bands that want to participate. Bands that sign up before Aug. 1 can register at a reduced price. Bands typically perform 10- to 15-minute sets, depending on the number of entrants.
McKinney, a public relations and advertising agency, sponsors the event. The Battle of the Bands has raised more than $650,000 for local charities.
Founded in 1983, Urban Ministries of Durham shelters about 140 homeless people every night and serves 600 meals every day to anyone who is hungry. The Clothing Closet and Food Pantry serve more than 450 households per month.
For information and to apply, visit trianglebattle.com.
Durham Cinematheque to return
DURHAM -- Durham Cinematheque will present Movies in the Park again this summer, and the first show, titled "You Want to Get Married? REALLY??" will be presented May 30.
Some people in Durham are married to Durham, and some people are married to other people. This film program does not take a stand one way or the other. It just stands back and looks at the way things used to be. Archival films, old television commercials and other bits of cinematic flotsam and jetsam tell the story.
The show starts at 9 on the hill in Durham Central Park. Come early and picnic. Admission is free, but organizers pass the hat to help pay for electricity.
The next show, "Around the World in 80 Minutes with Musical Interludes," will be July 5.
Boys Choir to perform spring concert
DURHAM -- The North Carolina Boys Choir and Chamber Choir will present their annual spring concert in Duke University Chapel Monday at 7:30 p.m.
The concert will include works by Bach, Handel, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Bernstein, Rutter, Bairstow, and brings to a close the choir's 43rd season. Directing are Bill Graham and Scott Mann, and accompanying on piano and organ is David Cole.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older and $8 for students 12 and younger and will be available at the door one hour before the concert begins. Call 919-489-0291 for information.
DMTA to present annual festival
DURHAM -- The Durham Music Teachers Association is having its annual Performance Festival all day Saturday at the Mary Duke Biddle Music building, Duke University.
The Honors Recital will be Sunday at 2:15 and 3:45 p.m. in Nelson Music Room, Duke University East Campus.
These recitals are open to the public. Admission is free.
There are 276 students from 32 teachers participating in piano, voice and strings. Students will be performing in classical, theater and jazz styles.
DSI to host ‘Key and Peele’ writer
CHAPEL HILL -- DSI Comedy Theater will celebrate its new home at 462 W. Franklin St. with a month of appearances from performers from around the country. “Key and Peele” writer and co-producer Rich Talarico will perform two 8:30 p.m. shows today and Saturday, and teach workshops throughout the weekend.
Tickets cost $10. For tickets and more information, visit www.dsicomedy.com.
Library to host photo reception
DURHAM -- Durham County Library will host a reception for the “Literacy Through Photography” exhibition at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St. Katie Hyde, visual education and documentary arts fellow at the Center for Documentary Studies, and teachers and students from the School for Creative Studies will give a presentation on the project.
“Literacy Through Photography” features photographs and writings by students in the classrooms of Alison Edwards, Elizabeth Sims, Lee Washalefsky and Vanessa Barnes at the School for Creative Studies in Durham.
This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation.
Sacrificial Poets present annual festival
DURHAM -- Sacrificial Poets will host the 6th Annual Word Rivalry and Fellowship Poetry Festival on Saturday. The festival will be a daylong event in which teams representing area high schools will share their art and stories, witness performances from nationally-renowned spoken word poets, and compete in the Word Rivalry inter-high school poetry slam at the UNC Center for Dramatic Art, 150 Country Club Road.
Participation and entrance is restricted to registered high school poetry teams from 12:30 to 6 p.m. The public is invited to join the event for the Festival Grand Slam Finals from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Kenan Theater at the UNC Center for Dramatic Art. The final slam is free of charge and will feature the top four teams from the festival along with special guest performances.
Rudetsky to present ‘Deconstructing Broadway’
DURHAM – The Durham School of the Arts and the Duke Doing Good in the Neighborhood Campaign will present "Deconstructing Broadway,"
starring Sirius Radio Star and Broadway favorite Seth Rudetsky.
Join the Broadway actor, comic and musical director for a glimpse of what really goes on behind the scenes on Broadway at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Rudetsky will share clips from his private video and audio collection in his acclaimed one-man show "Deconstructing Broadway."
Tickets for "Deconstructing Broadway" are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. To purchase tickets in advance visit www.seatyourself.biz/dsa. This performance will be held in the PSI Theatre at the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St.
Eno River group to present fundraiser
DURHAM – The Eno River Association will present “Moon River,” a fundraiser benefitting local land, water and wildlife protection, and kids-in-nature programs, Saturday from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at The Trotter Building, 410 W. Geer St.
Holy Ghost Tent Revival will perform.
Tickets are $75 per person. For information, call the Eno River Associationat 919-620-9099, extension 201.
Mallarme, Chorale collaborate
DURHAM -- To close the 2013-2014 concert season, the Raleigh-based North Carolina Master Chorale Chamber Choir and the Durham-based Mallarmé Chamber Players collaborate for two concert performances of the Baroque opera, Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas.”
The opera tells the tragic tale of Queen Dido’s love for the Trojan hero Aeneas. Purcell’s work is filled with lively dances, singing witches, sailors, huntsmen, cupids and courtiers.
This is a first-time collaboration for the organizations that will be performing with a chamber chorus of 16 voices, the three vocal soloists and a small chamber ensemble of baroque period instruments.
Performances are Monday in Durham at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4907 Garrett Road, and Tuesday at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church, 2209 Fairview Road in Raleigh. Both concerts are at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $20. For more information, call 919-856-9700 ro visit www.ncmasterchorale.org; or 919-560-2788, www.mallarmemusic.org,
--From staff reports