Entertainment briefs

Sep. 05, 2013 @ 08:22 PM

Love Army announces CD release show
CARRBORO – The North Carolina Music Love Army will perform an album release show Nov. 30 at Cat’s Cradle, 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. The Love Army formed in June to express solidarity with the Moral Monday movement that protested the policies of the N.C. Legislature.
Many North Carolina musicians, led by Caitlin Cary and Jon Lindsay, recorded several original protest songs for release. All proceeds from NCMLA activity will go to the NAACP, Progress N.C., and Planned Parenthood, which are at the forefront of the Moral Monday movement.
Cat’s Cradle also has announced the following shows. For information, visit www.catscradle.com or call 919-967-9053.
-- Sept. 28. Walk The Moon
-- Oct. 21. Crocodiles
-- Nov. 2. Birdsmell.


Ipas to have homage to ’73
DURHAM – Ipas, a reproductive rights organization, will present its annual Rock for Reproductive Rights Sept. 14 at Motorco Musical Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave. This event celebrates 1973 -- the year Ipas was founded, when Roe v. Wade cleared the way for legal abortion in the United States.
Musical guests will be Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band from Asheville. The Booty Band will be releasing its latest album “Onward!” at the end of September. Durham’s own DJ Piddypat will start the evening off with some international disco grooves. Later in the evening, guests, clad in platform shoes and other 1970s attire, will compete for prizes in the costume contest.
Doors open and dancing begins at 8 p.m. Live music begins at 9 p.m.
Admission is $15. For information, visit www.ipas.org.


Jazz Mass Quartet to perform Sunday
DURHAM – The R.L. Speaks Achievement Club of St. Mark AME Zion Church will present the St. Ambrose Jazz Mass Quartet in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Mark Church, 531 S. Roxboro St.
The quartet will perform hymns and spirituals with swing arrangements. Members of the quartet are Bobby Moody, saxophones and vocals; Stephen Coffman, drums; James Forbe, keyboards; Doug Largent, bass; and vocalist Patrice Hardy.
This concert is free and open to the public.
For information, call 919-688-2092 or 919-601-5401


Hillsborough to present Family Fun Day
HILLSBOROUGH -- The Orange County Main Library and the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough will host Family Fun Day in Hillsborough Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  in downtown Hillsborough.  Family Fun Days is a summer series held on the second Saturday of the month from June through September. Each Family Fun Day includes guided history tours, children’s activities, a farmers’ market, shopping, and dining. 
Visitors may begin the day at the Orange County Main Library, 137 W. Margaret Lane. Children can pick up a “passport” to historic Hillsborough starting at 10 a.m.
Other activities include Cupcake Day at the Eno River Farmers Market, located on East Margaret Lane, from 9 a.m. to noon, free tours of the Burwell School Historic Site from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and free admission to the Orange County Historical Museum from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For information about Family Fun Day, visit www.visithillsboroughnc.com.


Hidden Voices presents ‘None of the Above’
CARRBORO – Hidden Voices’ new production and art exhibit, “None of the Above: Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline” explores the intersection of race, poverty, educational policies, and incarceration.
Based on interviews and workshops in more than 20 counties, “None of the Above” will be staged as a live radio broadcast, an interactive gallery installation and a stage production.
The stage production will be presented Sept. 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. at The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St.; Sept. 20, 21 at 8 p.m. at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center, UNC Chapel Hill; and Oct. 5 at  8 p.m. in White Auditorium, Duke University East Campus (a post-show reception will be held the Jameson Gallery).
Gallery installation at the Student Union, UNC Chapel Hill, continues through Sept. 30.
The installation also may be viewed Oct. 1 to 31 in the Jameson Gallery, Friedl Building, Duke University.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information call 919-732-9299 or email info@hiddenvoices.org.


SafeSkills presents ‘playshops’
DURHAM -- SafeSkills Movement Arts, at 3702-3 Hillsborough Road, will present the following “playshops.” To reserve a spot, call 919-644-1335, 919-383-7233, or email info@safeskills.com.
-- Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon: Juggling for Beginners
-- Sept. 14, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.:  Mime
-- Oct. 11, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Improvisation.


Local sculptors competing for Martha Stewart honor
DURHAM -- Artists Mike Waller and Kirk Davis, whose company Carolina Shucker makes vintage oyster knives, have been nominated by Martha Stewart Living’s editors in the audience choice awards for the 2013 American Made award.
Waller and Davis are both metal sculptors. Carolina Shucker oyster knives are hand-forged works of art.  Each piece is signed by the respective artists and designed to last for many generations.
Voting for this honor continues through Sept. 13. Voters may cast ballots up to six times a day.
The grand prize winner receives $10,000 to further their business, a trip for two to New York City to attend the American Made Workshop, and a feature on marthastewart.com.
To vote, visit www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/82160. Winners will be announced Sept. 24.

Talarico to perform at DSI Theatre
CARRBORO – “Key and Peele” writer Rich Talarico is heading to DSI Comedy Theater to kick off September. Talarico will be at DSI Comedy Theater Saturday. He will run workshops during the day and that evening he will perform at 9 p.m.
His show will be in two parts. The first will be a performance with an all-star cast of DSI improvisers. The second half will be a two-man performance with DSI Comedy Theater founder Zach Ward.
Talarico is a writer, filmmaker, improviser and teacher whose credits include “Key & Peele,” “Saturday Night Live,” “MadTV” and “The Tonight Show.” He took his first improv class from Stephen Colbert at Chicago’s Second City Theater in 1992.
The theater is located 200 N. Greensboro St, in the Carr Mill Mall between Elmo’s and Southern Rail. More information about the theatre and tickets are available at www.DSIcomedy.com.


Gallery to feature Lapetina paintings
CHAPEL HILL – Eduardo Lapetina is the featured artist for September at Chapel Hill Art Gallery, 1215 E. Franklin St, between Caffe Driade and Whitehall Antiques.
Lapetina’s exhibit is titled "Around Myths and Images." An opening reception will be held Sept. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m.
During the month, the gallery also will feature “In Focus: A selection of The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham.” An opening reception will be held Sept. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m.


Carrack presents ‘He Said … She Said’
DURHAM – Two actors will perform Robert Siegel’s play “Portraits: He Said … She Said” at The Carrack Modern Art, 111 W. Parrish St., at 8 p.m. today and Saturday.
The play is performed by two actors portraying men and women from different walks of life, different perspectives, and different ages. It covers a wide range of situations in our culture. There are 26 monologues, 13 by a man, 13 by a woman, alternating, one at the end together. There are also three interludes where spoken word interacts with live music.
Siegel’s plays have been produced off-Broadway at the John Houseman Studio Theatre, EST’s Octoberfest and other theaters. He teaches playwriting and screenwriting at East Carolina University. Claire Ramsey’s storytelling has been heard and enjoyed statewide in North Carolina.  She has featured at the N.C. Storytelling Guild’s Storytelling Festival in Brevard, H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library’s annual festival, and annual arts festivals in Cary and at East Carolina University.
The show runs about an hour. There is a $5 admission.


Latino Festival is Sept. 28
DURHAM -- Durham Parks and Recreation will present the annual Latino Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 28 at Rock Quarry Park, 701 Stadium Drive.
West End Mambo, Orquesta GarDel, Realeza De La Sierra, Flamenco Vivo, and Latin Fusion will perform. The festival also will have information booths, arts and crafts vendors as well as a soccer tournament, food, children’s activities, dancing and more.
Volunteers are needed to serve as festival ambassadors, stage hands, traffic monitors, and more. Participants can email their interest to DPRVolunteers@durhamnc.gov.
For Latino Festival details including volunteer job descriptions, visit www.DPRPlayMore.org or call 919-560-4355.


Durham native chosen for dance video 
DURHAM – Durham native Anthony Nelson Jr. was chosen as a winner of Pepsi’s “Dance for a Chance” contest. Nelson got to star in a “super fan” music video choreographed by Beyoncé’s choreographer Chris Grant, along with the opportunity to meet her in person during her New York concert on Aug. 4.
Beginning July 4, fans who submitted a 10-second dance video clip themed after Pepsi’s latest TV commercial featuring Beyoncé were eligible for the chance to appear in the video and the chance to fly to New York for the concert.
In addition, the winners also participated in a special meet and greet with Beyoncé.


Block party to benefit veterans
DURHAM – The public is invited to the Hog Wild Chicken Fest and Block Party Sept. 14 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Next Level Veterans Outreach Campus, 1107 Holloway St.
Vets To Vets United, Inc. in collaboration with Next Level Veterans Outreach Campus will host this event to support the mental and physical health needs of U.S. military veterans. 
All bikers, biker clubs, friends and family are invited to come. This event also will have food, games, a kids’ zone and three live bands -- Way Downtown, Duke Street Dogs and Al and Wayne Kee.


--From staff reports