Chapel Hill announces Locally Grown dates
CHAPEL HILL – Chapel Hill’s sixth annual Locally Grown Rooftop Music and Movie Series begins June 27 with hip-hop and R&B artists Kooley High and JSWISS.
Locally Grown is a free concert series with local recording artists as well as movies, held every Thursday evening on the Wallace Plaza, atop the Wallace Parking Deck at 150 E. Rosemary St.
Concert nights kick off with a beer garden at 7 p.m. and a selection of food vendors. Live music starts promptly at 8 p.m. The free movies start at sundown (about 9 p.m.).
Here’s a complete list of events. Complete details can be found at www.locally-grown.com.
June 27 – NC artists Kooley High with JSWISS.
July 11 – “Ghostbusters” (1984 – PG)
July 18 – “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” (2000 – PG13)
July 25- The Wusses perform with The Whom, local Who cover band
Aug. 1 – “The Avengers” (2012- PG13)
Aug. 8 – “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (1990-PG)
Aug.15- “Finding Nemo” (2003-G)
Aug. 22 – Hitchcock’s “Psycho” (1960)
Aug. 29 - Virgins Family Band, Morning Brigade, and Clockwork Kids
Shy Guys to perform CD release party
CHAPEL HILL – The Shy Guys will celebrate the release of their debut, self-titled CD when they perform at 8 p.m. June 1 at Local 506. Guest artists Chasing Pedestrians will join the band.
Rhythm guitarist Sean Neagle and lead guitarist Gavin Welch have been playing music together since the eighth grade. After several member changes, the group finally connected with drummer Eddie Burgard and bassist Nick Sterling. The group took a fresh start with new material and created an album with 11 original tracks.
The quartet has an eclectic sound with original music that spans a wide variety of genres. Neagle writes original lyrics and music with influences from Paul McCartney and John Lennon, Jack Johnson and Band of Horses to name a few.
Local 506 is at 506 W. Franklin St. Ticket price is $7. For more information, call 919-942-5506 or visit www.local506.com.
The TEAM to present residency at PlayMakers
CHAPEL HILL – New York theater ensemble The TEAM will be developing a new performance piece while in residence with PlayMakers Repertory Company. The ensemble will unveil its work-in-progress Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Frey Rehearsal Hall in the Center for Dramatic Art on Country Club Road.
Now in its earliest stages, the piece will be a year-long exploration of the difference between drive and discipline. Each member of the five-member ensemble will commit to a year of learning a new skill or task — banjo, writing a novel, electric guitar — and to spending the year learning Mandarin as a group.
The performance is free and open to the public. A discussion with the creative artists will follow. Space is limited and based on availability. To reserve seats, contact the PlayMakers box office at 919-962-7529.
Deep Dish announces auditions
CHAPEL HILL – The Deep Dish Theater Company of Chapel Hill will hold its annual general auditions June 8 and 10. Auditions are by appointment only, which can be made by emailing the theater at firstname.lastname@example.org and specifying when you are available. Appointments will be scheduled June 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and June 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. You will receive an email confirmation.
Auditioners should bring a picture/resume and prepare a two- to three-minute monologue. If you have questions, you can call 919-968-1515. Auditions will be held in the theater at University Mall, at U.S. 15-501 and Estes Drive.
Hillsborough Arts Council announces meeting
HILLSBOROUGH – The public is welcome at Hillsborough Arts Council’s general meetings which are held on the first Tuesday of the month. The next meeting will be June 4 at 6:30 p.m., at Hillsborough Arts Council’s new office and gallery, 102 N. Churton St.
The general meeting provides an opportunity for the public to learn about Hillsborough Arts Council’s programs, present ideas for development of new programs and improvement of current programs, and become involved in the council. The Board of Directors meets immediately afterward.
Full Frame announces local impact on economy
DURHAM – The 2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival put a total of $2.3 million into the local economy, an increase of $275,000, from 2012, and generated close to $84,000 in tax revenue for the city, an increase of $11,000 from 2012.
“That is a 13.7 percent bump up from last year, a number that Full Frame should be very proud of,” said Shelly Green, Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO.
Festival organizers reported an overall increase in attendance, hosting more than 12,000 patrons and selling out a record 46 events.
Prior to the 2013 festival, Full Frame expanded offices and moved to a new location within American Tobacco Campus in Durham’s entertainment district. The new space includes a 99-seat venue where Full Frame will host year-round programming as well as expand venue options during the festival.
The 2013 festival presented 96 total films.
The 17th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is confirmed for April 3-6, 2014.
Disney Junior Live coming to DPAC
DURHAM – Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure, will come to the Durham Performing Arts Center Aug. 16.
In this original storyline, Mickey and Minnie lead the audience on an adventure that will have families rooting for their favorite pirate Jake and Disney’s first little girl princess, Sofia. Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure begins with an interactive pre-show event featuring the 6-year-old doctor to toys and stuffed animals, Doc McStuffins.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m. at DPACnc.com, or at the DPAC ticket center, 919-680-2787.
Event nets $52,000 for scholarship fund
DURHAM – Durham Nativity School’s net proceeds from this year’s benefit concert were $52,000, the school’s director Richard Burton announced.
The 4th Annual DNS Benefit Concert was held April 25 at Durham’s Carolina Theatre and showcased the talents of the a capella group Committed. The all-male Huntsville, Ala.-based group captured the attention of a national television audience when it won NBC’s popular talent show “Sing Off.”
The Durham Nativity School’s goal is to break the cycle of poverty through education. Funds from the annual benefit concert go to scholarships for needy students.
—From staff reports