Entertainment briefs

Nov. 07, 2013 @ 10:51 AM

Diver to present ‘Talking Towels’
CHAPEL HILL -- Durham artist Eleatta Diver will be at an opening reception for her new collection “Talking Towels,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Foster’s Market of Chapel Hill, 750 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
In this exhibit, Diver collects and repurposes paper towels used in cleaning brushes and creates whimsical pieces of collectable fine art. For the past two years, while hosting private paint parties and other events, Diver has saved the paint-stained towels and recycled them into pieces of art.
Admission to the reception is free. Presently, the artist‘s work may be viewed in her Golden Belt studio at 807 E. Main St. in Durham.


Brice Street to play at Blue Note
DURHAM -- The Blue Note Grill will present Brice Street Band on Saturday at 8 p.m.
Brice Street Band, from Greensboro, was one of the area's favorite local bands in the 1970s and ’80s and became known for their harmonies on Beach Boys covers.  Originally five pieces, Brice Street is now a trio and includes original members Jack Atchison (drums and vocals) and Doug Dennis (bass and vocals), along with newest addition Jack King (guitar and vocals).
Cover charge is $8. Blue Note Grill is at 4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.


Triangle StarDusters celebrate 25 years
CARRBORO – The Triangle StarDusters will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a ballroom dance Saturday at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St.
A free dance lesson will be offered from 7:30 to 8:15 p. m. with ballroom dancing following until 11.
Cost is $7, payable at the door. Semi-formal attire is suggested. For information, visit  triangledstardusters.org.


DAC to open new exhibits 
DURHAM – The Durham Arts Council will present “Handmade Felt,” by Sharron Parker in the Allenton Gallery, and “The Art and Enigma” of Lawrence Feir, by Lawrence Feir in the Semans Gallery, both on view from Nov. 15 through Dec. 31.
“Legends of Onile,” by Nadjib Adebola Assani, remains on display in the Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery through Jan. 6. 
The public is invited to a free opening reception for Parker and Feir on Third Friday, Nov. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St.


Celtic Woman returns to DPAC
DURHAM -- Celtic Woman will return to North American concert stages in early 2014 with The Emerald Tour. The tour comes to the Durham Performing Arts Center March 8.
The tour will include a new stage presentation that celebrates Ireland’s musical and cultural heritage. The concerts will combine longtime fan favorites with new songs written specifically for Celtic Woman, under the direction of music producer David Downes. 
Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. at DPACnc.com, at the DPAC box office at  919-680-2787, or in person at 123 Vivian St. Tickets also are available at Ticketmaster.com /.


The Bar to hold benefit for LGBT group
DURHAM -- The Bar, at 711 Rigsbee Ave., will present a dance party beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday. All proceeds will benefit iNSIDEoUT, a youth-led network of LGBTIQS (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning and straight allied youth) and Gay-Straight Alliance school clubs. 
This fundraiser will help iNSIDEoUT expand its efforts to provide a safe space for all youth to form life-long friendships, create and take on projects, and develop their leadership skills.
Donations will help fund Fabufest, a winter retreat, queer prom and Backwords, the iNSIDEoUT literary ’zine (www.insideout180.org/backwords/).
Participants must be 18 or older to enter, and 21 and older to drink alcohol. For information, visit www.iNSIDEoUT180.org.


Moody Blues returning to DPAC 
DURHAM – To mark the 45th anniversary of the recording “Days Of Future Passed,” The Moody Blues will return to the Durham Performing Arts Center for a performance March 18.
Since the ’60s, as a part of the historic original British invasion, The Moody Blues have created anthems like “Nights in White Satin,” “Tuesday Afternoon” and “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band).” The band’s music consistently finds airplay on radio stations globally and continues to illuminate concert arenas around the world. 
Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. at DPACnc.com, at the box office at 919-680-2787, or in person at 123 Vivian St. Tickets also are available through Ticketmaster.com /.


Arts Salon to discuss blogging
CARRBORO -- The next Artists' Salon, sponsored by the Orange County Arts Commission, will be held Nov.15 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the West End Theatre at The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St.
November’s topic will be “Blogging: Marketing Your Art the New Way.
The guest presenter will be Trudy Thomson.
Artists who plan to attend should RSVP to the Orange County Arts Commission at 919-968-2011 or email arts@orangecountync.gov.


Presenters to discuss ‘Lines of Control’ exhibit
DURHAM -- Durham County Library will host Juline Chevalier and Sumathi Ramaswamy for a presentation and slide lecture on the Nasher Museum of Art’s current exhibit, “Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space.” The program will take place at 7 p.m. Monday at the Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road.
This program is sponsored by the Durham Library Foundation. For information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit durhamcountylibrary.org.


Golden Belt to hold Good Works sale
DURHAM -- Artists at Golden Belt will host the third annual Good Works Art Sale & Benefit Concert at Golden Belt studios, 807 E. Main St. The event will be a fundraiser for KidZNnotes, a Durham-based musical education non-profit organization.
The event starts Nov. 15 from 5 to 6 p.m. with a KidZNotes VIP event. There is a suggested donation of $15 at the door for this one-hour portion of the evening. The KidZNotes All-Stars will perform from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Visitors to the studios during this time will have first choice of art for sale.
The exhibit continues until 9 p.m. The exhibit and art sale will remain on view in Room 100 Gallery for the month of November. However, the bulk of the displayed artwork will be on sale in the hallways and lobby of Building 3 Nov. 15.
For more information, visit goldenbeltarts.com.


Triangle Opera to present Verdi gala
DURHAM -- Triangle Opera Studios will present a gala concert, “Viva Verdi,” to commemorate the Italian composer’s 200th birth year Sunday at 2 p.m. at Weaver Auditorium, Triangle Opera Studios’ home, at the Durham School of the Arts, 400 N. Duke St.
This concert is free and open to the public, but donations are encouraged to support Triangle Opera Studios, a nonprofit organization that offers admission-free presentations and depends entirely on donations to finance its operations.
Italy’s most beloved composer, Giuseppe Verdi wrote 30 operas and single-handedly took Italian opera from the mannered “bel canto” operatic style of the 18th and early 19th centuries up to the doorstep of realism and Romanticism at the turn of the last century.
For more information, visit triangleoperastudios.org.
--From staff reports