Entertainment briefs

Mar. 06, 2014 @ 09:52 AM

Ward, Holeman to headline blues jam
DURHAM – Blues guitarist Charley Ward and John Dee Holeman will be the hosts for the Triangle Blues Society’s monthly blues jam at Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse, 5410-Y N.C. 55 in the Greenwood Commons Shopping Center.
The event will start at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free.
Ward grew up in Raleigh and lived in the parsonage of the First Baptist Church where his father was pastor. At 16 he purchased his first guitar and listened to the styles of Jimi Hendrix, who influenced him to play the blues.
He started playing at jam sessions and in local bands. He formed the new wave group called The Snap, but later formed the trio Blues With a Feeling’ that played throughout Southeast. Ward also started the Triangle Blues Society.
Holeman is among the most widely celebrated of traditional Piedmont musicians. A native of Orange County, Holeman has performed at the National Folk Festival and Carnegie Hall, and has conducted multiple overseas tours—many of which were sponsored by the U.S. State Department.


Scrap Exchange to present ‘Recycled Words’
DURHAM -- A new poetry reading series titled "Recycled Words" will launch today at 7 p.m. at The Scrap Exchange in Durham's Golden Belt art complex at 923 Franklin St.,  Bay 1. 
Four poets will read from their works. The event is free and refreshments are also.
For information, visit www.scrapexchange.org or call 919-688-6960.


Merge Records to hold 25K run
DURHAM – Merge Records will begin its yearlong 25th anniversary celebration with a 25K run March 22.
This family-friendly road race from Chapel Hill to downtown Durham will also have Wool E. Bull, the Bouncing Bulldogs, a Girls Rock NC band and two Merge bands. There will be food trucks and beer samples for adults. A party after the run will be held at Motorco Music Hall and feature performances from The Love Language & Vertical Scratchers in addition to DJing by Superchunk's Mac McCaughan. Other performers will be Durham's Bouncing Bulldogs and Girls Rock NC graduates Cosmic Punk. Merge music and merchandise also will be for sale.
Money from the race will benefit the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and Habitat for Humanity of Durham and Orange County.
Merge will do a weekly raffle for prizes for all race registrants. This week, Merge is giving away a $50 gift certificate to Fullsteam Brewery. A new raffle starts every week.
For more details about the race and how to register, visit www.mergerecords.com/25k.


Gallery to feature Herman photo works
DURHAM – Through This Lens gallery will present an opening reception for a new exhibit of photos by Bernard Herman, “40 Years a Photographist: Experiments in Color and Form,” March 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
This exhibit will include select works featuring a unique photographic process Herman invented, making his own color prints from black and white negatives. The photographs will be on view through May 5.
Admission is free. Through This Lens is at 303 E. Chapel Hill St. For information, call
919-687-0250 or visit www.throughthislens.com.


Duke Chorale to present tour highlights
DURHAM – The Duke Chorale will present its spring tour concert March 18
at 8 p.m. in Baldwin Auditorium on Duke University’s East Campus.
The chorale recently did a concert tour of New England. The group will offer a diverse selection of works, including folk songs, spirituals, and the music of Rachmaninoff, Lauridsen, and Bernstein.
The Duke University Chorale, conducted by Rodney Wynkoop and accompanied by Mary Hamilton, is the principal choral group of the Department of Music at Duke.
Admission is free. For information, call 919-660-3333 or visit music.duke.edu.


‘Chanson populaire’ focus of lecture
DURHAM -- Jacqueline Waeber, associate professor of music at Duke University, will give a lecture titled “Inventing Yvette Guilbert, the ‘diseuse fin de siècle.’” Her research interests include melodrama and related genres, from opera to film; music, theatrical practices and visual cultures; French musical aesthetics and practice, Jean-Jacques Rousseau's musical thought, the “chanson populaire.”
Waeber’s lecture will be at 4 p.m. March 21 in room 101, Biddle Music Building, Duke University. Admission is free. For information, call 919-660-3333 or visit music.duke.edu.


Uhde to present violin concert
DURHAM – Violinist Katharina Uhde and pianist R. Larry Todd will perform music of Beethoven, Clara Schumann, Joseph Joachim, and Cesar Franck at 8 p.m. March 21 in the Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building, Duke University.
Uhde, born in Germany, is a graduate student in musicology at Duke. She has toured as soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe. Todd is arts and sciences professor of music and former chair of the Music Department at Duke. Among his books are "Mendelssohn: A Life in Music" and "Fanny Hensel, the Other Mendelssohn."
Admission is free. For information, call 919-660-3333 or visit music.duke.edu.


Metzger Quintet to perform
DURHAM – The Jon Metzger Quintet will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Sharp Nine Gallery, at 4608-L Industry Lane.
The quintet is Metzger on vibes, Ed Paolantonio on piano, Paul Ingbretsen on bass, Thomas Taylor on drums and Dave Finucane on saxophone.
Tickets are $15, $10 for students. For information, visit www.durhamjazzworkshop.org.

--From staff reports