Entertainment briefs

Apr. 04, 2013 @ 02:12 PM

Egge to perform Urban Ministries benefit

DURHAM -- Ana Egge will perform today at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 403 E. Main St.

Egge apprenticed with a local luthier in Silver City, N.M., culminating in creating her own custom guitar. Since then she and that guitar have traveled many miles, touring with the likes of Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, John Prine, Iris Dement, Ralph Stanley, and other musicians.  

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door ($8 for youth; professional childcare is available on site). Tickets may be purchased online at BrownPaperTickets.com or by phone at 919-682-5708. Tickets paid for in advance will be available at the "will call" table at 6:30 p.m. the evening of the concert.

This is a Strings Attached Production; all profits benefit Urban Ministries of Durham.

LUEWWD at Liberty Arts

DURHAM -- The League of Upper Extremity Wrestling Women of Durham will present “LUEWWD VIII: Industrial Strength” at 7:30 p.m. April 20 at  Liberty Arts Sculpture Studio, 923 Franklin St.

“LUEWWD VIII: Industrial Strength” is a ladies arm-wrestling charity fundraiser to provide scholarship funds for women and girls interested in taking select courses at either The Scrap Exchange or Liberty Arts. Representatives from Liberty Arts and Scrap Exchange want to expand art programming to reach girls and women who may have an interest in such skills as welding, glass blowing or sculpture.

The April 20 event will feature eight new wrestlers such as Pippi Strongstockings, Betty Rumble and Alotta Doe. The doors will open at 7:30 for pre-game activities featuring two food trucks (Chirba Chirba Dumpling and Liv’s) and beverages.

Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. You can also purchase ringside tickets in advance for $25 by contacting luewwd@gmail.com. 

Bennett Place to celebrate role of photography

DURHAM -- Artists and journalists used their skills to bring the Civil War to life in the 1860s, along with practitioners of the emerging medium of photography. Bennett Place State Historic Site will present Civil War artist Jeff Trexler, wetplate photographer Chris Morgan and author Jim Wise in a program that examines the craft and practice of these arts April 20-21.

The commemorative program of the 148th anniversary of the Civil War's largest surrender at Bennett Place, "War and Surrender Through Photography, Art and Journalism" also will feature re-enactor Jeff Toalson portraying Capt. Richard Watkins of the Virginia Cavalry in a one-act performance based on Toalson's letters. The Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The program is free but donations are appreciated to assist with the event costs.

For further information call 919-383-4345, or email bennettt@ncdcr.gov.

Composer Jaffe to present new work

DURHAM -- The Durham Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro William Henry Curry, will present a concert with the Young Artists Competition winner and the  world premiere of a new work by Stephen Jaffe April 14 at 3 p.m. at the Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St.

The program will include works by Richard Wagner in honor of his bicentennial, including a rare performance of his last orchestral work, “American Centennial March.” Ledah Finck, Durham Symphony Young Artists Competition winner, will play Henri Vieuxtemps’ Violin Concerto No.5 in A minor, Op. 37.

The symphony also will premiere a new composition, “Southern Lights,” by Duke faculty member and composer Stephen Jaffe. Jaffe was recently awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Prize. Jaffe will give a pre-concert talk at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 adult, $15 senior citizens, $10 for students (admission free for children ages 12 and under).

For more information, visit the Durham Symphony at www.durhamsymphony.org or call 919-491-6576.

Scrap Exchange taking submissions for art show

DURHAM -- The Scrap Exchange is seeking artists of all ages, mediums and skill levels to participate in the annual “Friends and Family” show that celebrates the art of creative reuse happening throughout the community.

The opening reception for “Friends and Family” will be April 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Green Gallery at Scrap Exchange, 923 Franklin St. The exhibit will run through May 11.

Artists may submit a maximum of three pieces. Artwork should be submitted ready to hang or display. For information, call The Scrap Exchange at 919-688-6960.

Edwards, Holeman to play benefit

DURHAM -- Singer-songwriter Jonathan Edwards and local blues artist John Dee Holeman will perform a benefit for First In Families of North Carolina Sunday at 4 p.m.  at St. Joseph’s Performance Hall, at 804 Old Fayetteville St.

The ticket cost is $25 in advance and $35 the day of the event.

Edwards’ repertoire includes classics such as “Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy,” “Sometimes,” “Everybody Knows Her,” and the 1971 hit song “Sunshine (Go Away Today).”

Born in Hillsborough, Holeman has toured both in the United States and overseas, including performances at New York’s Carnegie Hall and abroad on behalf of the United States Information Agency’s Arts America program. More recently he has recorded on the Music Maker label, backed by players such as Taj Mahal and Cool John Ferguson.

First In Families of North Carolina is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to help

people with disabilities and their families to believe in their dreams, achieve their goals and give back to others.

For tickets and information contact First In Families of NC at 919-251-8368 or www.FIFNC.org.

Annual Durham Craft Market opens Saturday

DURHAM – The Durham Craft Market will open Saturday for its eighth season. Located across the street from the Durham Farmers Market Pavilion on Foster Street, the craft market is an open-air market displaying handmade local arts and crafts.

The Craft Market will be held every Saturday through November from 8 a.m. to noon in front of the George Watts Hill (Liberty Arts) Pavilion at 538 Foster St., in Durham Central Park.

Crafts include home decor, glass work, woodwork, pottery, jewelry, hand sewn fabric arts, soaps, and more. Plenty of free parking is available. 

The Bulltown Strutters will perform during opening day beginning at 10 a.m. Three artists will be giving on site demonstrations.

Visit www.durhamcraftmarket.com for more information.

Orange Community theater to hold auditions

HILLSBOROUGH -- Orange Community Players will hold auditions for Rodgers and Hammerstein's “Cinderella!”

Auditions will be April 15 and 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hillsborough Exchange Club Building at 331 Exchange Club Lane.

Performance dates are July 25-28.

For more information about roles, visit www.ocpnc.com.

New Music Ensemble to present concert

DURHAM -- The Duke New Music Ensemble, Tim Hambourger, director, will perform in concert April 14 at 8  p.m. in Bone Hall, Biddle Music Building, Duke University.

The Duke New Music Ensemble is in its sixth year as a performing ensemble at the Duke University Department of Music, bringing together undergraduate and graduate students in performing music written in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Admission is free. For information, call 919-660-3333 or visit  music.duke.edu.

Duke students to present chamber music concert

DURHAM – The Duke University Music Department will present a student chamber music recital April 16 at 7 p.m. in the Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building, Duke University.

Undergraduates will perform chamber music from the 18th to 21st centuries for string quartet, piano trio, saxophone quartet, vocal duet, and other combinations.  This concert includes works by Ravel, Debussy, Beethoven, Nielsen, J.A. Lennon, and Glazunov.

Admission is free. For information, call 919-660-3333 or visit music.duke.edu.

--From staff reports