Entertainment briefs

May. 22, 2014 @ 10:49 AM

Get empowered at this event
DURHAM – The annual event Wholistic Women’s Empowerment will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. May 31 at Delta House, 1000 E. Forest Hills Blvd. This event will have lectures and demonstrations related to health, wellness and natural healing. Activities include spiritual advising, wealth and financial building, and yoga.
Men are welcome, too.
For information, visit www.eventbrite.com and search on the term Wholistic Women's Empowerment.

Klezmer to perform
CHAPEL HILL -- The Magnolia Klezmer Band will give a free concert June 1 at 6 p.m. at Southern Village on the Green.
Magnolia Klezmer is a group of local musicians who play music with multiple influences – Yiddish folk, European folk dance tunes, and more. For details, visit magnoliaklezmerband.com.

Exhibit commemorates Occoneechee Speedway history
HILLSBOROUGH – The Orange County Historical Museum will present the opening of the exhibit “From Horses to Horsepower: NASCAR in Hillsborough -- The History of the Occoneechee Speedway,” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 30 at the museum, 201 N. Churton St.
This exhibit documents the history behind one of NASCAR's oldest race tracks in America, The Occoneechee Speedway (1948-1968). Original race cars will be on display outside. Visitors can talk to drivers, and see artifacts from those years.


Holeman featured in Blues on the Plaza
DURHAM -- Charlley Ward & Friends, with Durham blues legend John Dee Holeman, will perform at Blues on the Plaza at Northgate Mall on May 30 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Charlley Ward, founding president of the Triangle Blues Society, is the founder of the Piedmont Playboys with Mel Melton and disciple of Durham’s king of the blues.
Holeman has collaborated with Taj Mahal and Cool John Ferguson and is a recipient of a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
This concert is free and open to the public. Northgate Mall is at 1058 West Club Blvd.


History Museum accepting film fest entries
RALEIGH -- The N.C. Museum of History is accepting entries for its inaugural Longleaf Film Festival to be held May 2, 2015. The event will be presented in conjunction with the blockbuster exhibition “Starring North Carolina!,” opening Nov. 15, 2014. The exhibit, film festival and a film series will be part of a yearlong celebration of the Tar Heel State’s rich heritage in filmmaking.
Submit Longleaf Film Festival entries online now through March 1 at Withoutabox.com. Alternative methods of submitting entries, submission details and information about this opportunity are available at LongleafFilmFestival.com.
The film festival will explore historic and contemporary stories from the state, the country, and the world through narrative and documentary movies. All winning entries will be shown at the May 2 event, and prizes will be awarded.

Ackland receives awards for exhibits
CHAPEL HILL -- An exhibition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Ackland Art Museum has been honored with a 2013 Award of Excellence by the Association of Art Museum Curators.
“More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s” was awarded an honorable mention in the “Exhibitions by Museums with an Operating Budget under $4 Million” category.
Organized for the Ackland Art Museum by consulting curator Claire Schneider, “More Love” was the first major exhibition to investigate the many ways contemporary artists have addressed the subject of love: as a political force, as a philosophical model for equitable knowledge exchange and as social interaction within a rapidly changing landscape of technology and social media.

Concert to benefit housing organizations
DURHAM – “There’s No Place Like Home,” a concert benefit for Habitat for Humanity and Housing for New Hope, will be held at 4 p.m. June 1 at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, 504 W. Chapel Hill St.
Lois Deloatch, Terry Allebaugh, the Rev. Mel Williams, Cyril Murphy and the United Voices of Praise Gospel Choir will perform. Donations will be accepted at the door and there will be a reception following the concert.

DFT offering apprenticeship
DURHAM – Durham Family Theatre will offer The Devonté Squire 2014 Apprenticeship for working as an actor in the production of “The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963,” adapted from the Newbery and Coretta Scott King Award-winning novel by Christopher Paul Curtis. The apprentice will receive $1,200 and work 15 hours per week beginning Sept. 13.
All qualified N.C. Central University theater students are welcome to apply and audition for the apprenticeship. The application package is available at durhamfamilytheatre.wordpress.com, or at the NCCU Department of Theatre and Dance Office, NCCU, 115 Farrison-Newton Communications Building, 1801 Fayetteville St.
For information, call Durham Family Theatre Artistic Director Jenny Justice at 919- 286-5717 or email her at durhamfamilytheatre@gmail.com.

Morales to perform Spanish harpsichord works
DURHAM -- Luisa Morales, harpsichord, will present “From Pavana to Fandango: Music and Dance at the Spanish Court,” June 2 at 8 p.m. in the Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building, Duke University.
Morales will perform Spanish harpsichord music from the 16th to 18th centuries, including works by Domenico Scarlatti, Antonio Valente, Antonio de Cabeçón, and others.
Admission is free. For information, visit music.duke.edu or call 919-660-3333.

Music from Spain’s ‘Golden Age’
DURHAM – Organist Robert Parkins will perform “The Golden Age of Spanish Organ Music” June 4 at 8 p.m., in Duke Chapel, Duke University.
Assisted by Kristen Blackman, cantor, University Organist Robert Parkins will present a recital of Spanish organ music from the 16th and 17th centuries, including works by Antonio de Cabezón, Francisco Peraza, Sebastián Aguilera de Heredia, Francisco Correa de Arauxo, Juan Cabanilles, and others.
Admission is free. For information, visit music.duke.edu or call 919-660-3333.

Wood’s 'Christmas Carol’ returning to DPAC
DURHAM -- One of the Triangle’s most beloved Christmas traditions, now celebrating its 40th year, will once again be featured at the Durham Performing Arts Center this December for five shows.
Ira David Wood III’s hit musical comedy adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” will run Dec. 18 through Dec. 21.
Raleigh-based Theatre In The Park's musical comedy adaptation of “A Christmas Carol”  has been cited as “one of the most successful shows in North Carolina theater history” and voted one of “the top 20 events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society.  “A Christmas Carol” was the first full-scale theatrical event staged at DPAC during its opening week in December of 2008. About 30,000 people attend the local production runs in Raleigh and Durham each year.
Tickets for the Durham performances go on sale June 13. To purchase, call 919-680-2787, visit DPACnc.com or Ticketmaster.com.

-- From staff reports