Entertainment Briefs

Sep. 12, 2013 @ 05:55 PM

Renovated Baldwin Auditorium opens this weekend
DURHAM -- Baldwin Auditorium reopens after a two-year, $15 million renovation with a gala concert featuring a chamber orchestra of faculty and students from the Duke University Department of Music, including the Ciompi Quartet, John Brown, Randall Love, Rebecca Troxler and others.
The concert will be held Saturday at 8 p.m.
The all-American program features Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring" and Samuel Barber's "Knoxville, Summer of 1915" with Duke alumnus Jason McStoots, tenor.
Tickets are $10 general admission. To purchase, visit tickets.duke.edu or call 919-864-4444.

Pauli Murray benefit announced
DURHAM -- The Pauli Murray Project will present a fundraiser to benefit
The Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice on Oct. 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. at
Beyu Caffe, 335 W. Main St.
Vocalist Lois Deloatch will perform at this event.
Admission is a donation of $175 per couple or $100 for singles. Guests should RSVP by Sept. 23. Checks may be mailed to Pauli Murray Center, P.O. Box 541, Durham, NC  27702, or by email at http://tinyurl.com/pmcbenefit.

Art of Cool now has mobile app
DURHAM -- Bull City Mobile and the Art of Cool Project have announced the development of the 2014 Art of Cool Jazz Festival mobile application. The mobile app’s features will include festival performance and event calendar, list of artists’ bios, maps and directions and other information.
Art of Cool will present a jazz festival April 25-26 at different downtown venues. For information, visit theartofcoolproject.com.

Chamber Orchestra to hold gala
DURHAM -- The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle is hosting its 16th annual fundraising gala Sunday. Proceeds from the event will benefit the orchestra and help underwrite its 2013-2014 season concerts.
The gala will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. at Whitehall at the Villa, 1213 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Ticket and additional information may be found by calling 919-360-3382.

Casbah announces September shows
DURHAM – The Virgins Family Band, Clockwork Kids and Pinkerton Raid will perform today at 8 p.m. at Casbah, 1007 W. Main St.
Here are some more concerts for September at Casbah. For information, visit casbahdurham.com.
-- N.C. Songsmith Showcase, Sep 14, 8 p.m.
-- Kamara Thomas with Swift Creek, Sept. 19 8 p.m.
-- Jimmy Haggard Band with Jtama Band, Sept. 20, 8 p.m. 
-- Jonathan Byrd, Sept. 21, 8 p.m.
-- Songwriters in the Round, Sept. 26, 8 p.m.
-- Ironing Board Sam, Sept. 27, 8 p.m.
-- Ricardo Diquez & The Tropic Orquestra, Sept. 28, 9 p.m.

ExploreChapelHillARTS.com plans training sessions
CHAPEL HILL -- ExploreChapelHillARTS.com training sessions will be held  Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Durham Technical Community College (525 College Park Road, Hillsborough) and Sept. 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Orange County Skills Development Center (503 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill).
Visitors may learn about upgrades now available with EverWondr 2.0, which allows organizations to upload, share and promote events and artists' portfolios.
To sign up for one of these free training classes, call the Orange County Arts Commission at 919-968-2011 or email arts@orangecountync.gov.

FatMouth going back to school
DURHAM -- FatMouth Improv will present "The Musical, Back to High School" at 8 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Common Ground Theatre, 4815-B Hillsborough Road. Tickets are $10 (cash or check only) and are available at 7:30 p.m. at the theater.
Join the cast of FatMouth and guest pianist Glenn Mehrbach for improvised scenes, songs, and dancing. For directions, go to www.cgtheatre.com; for information, go to www.fatmouthimprov.com.

Arts Council opens new exhibit
DURHAM -- The Durham Arts Council will open two new exhibits, “FOSTER,” by Brandon Cordrey, and “A View to the Making: Portraits of North Carolina Craft Artists at Work” by Michael Schwalbe. Both exhibits go on view today and continue through Nov. 10.
The public is invited to the free opening reception for these two exhibits Oct.18 from 5 to 7  p.m. Free, public panel discussions on documenting craft and the relevance of craft will be held Oct. 1 and Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St.
“FOSTER” is a collage-based exploration of the information transfer that takes place in daily life. Cordrey represents information via patterns and movements within his mixed-media works. “A View to the Making” is a tribute to North Carolina craft artisans and the quality of their art.
For information, visit www.durhamarts.org.

Triangle Brass to present free concert
CARY -- The Triangle Brass Band, under the direction of Tony Granados, will present “Royal Brass” Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Sertoma Amphitheater, Bond Park, 801 High House Road, Cary.
The program highlights British music including “Fanfare Britannica,” “Overture from the Royal Fireworks” and “First Suite in E flat for Military Band.”
This concert is free and open to the public. Call 919-238-9108 for information or visit www.trianglebrass.org.

Bowman’s ‘Working Class’ paintings on view
DURHAM -- Bibi Bowman’s exhibit “Working Class: Durham,” paintings of urban individuals at work and play in Durham and the surrounding areas, is on exhibit in the Durham Convention Center pre-function corridor through Oct. 13.
The Durham Convention Center is next to the Carolina Theatre and the Durham Marriott at 201 Foster St. These paintings are available for public view and can be purchased by contacting Lindsay Gordon at lgordon@durhamarts.org.
The artists’ reception on Oct. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. is part of downtown Durham’s Third Friday gallery tour. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Durham Arts Council’s building at 120 Morris St.
For details, call 919-560-2787, or visit www.durhamarts.org.

Church to present ‘Celebration of Home’
DURHAM -- Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church will present a community arts festival Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The theme for the event will be “A Celebration of Home” and proceeds will benefit homeless ministries in the Durham community including Habitat for Humanity and Housing for New Hope.
The festival will host an arts and crafts show and sale that includes jewelry, paintings, ceramics, textiles and wood carvings, all handcrafted by Durham artisans. Silent auction items will include art and craft objects as well as a downtown Durham dinner for four and a vacation condo at the beach. Live music will be presented throughout the day and will include Harry Jansen accompanying silent movies on the organ, Terry Allebaugh and Heath Tuttle on harmonica and blues guitar, and other musicians.
Admission is $10 per person, $30 per family. For information, call Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church at 919-682-3865 or send an email to tapcfestical@gmail.com.

N.E.D. to host festival, documentary screening
RALEIGH -- No Evidence of Disease, a group of rock musicians who are also gynecologic oncologists, will headline UNC Rex Cancer Care’s “Rock for Hope” music festival supporting cancer awareness. The free festival also will include opening acts Roger Gupton and Birds and Arrows, a food truck rodeo, a community health fair and more.
The festival will be held Sept. 21, from noon to 5 p.m. at the North Carolina Museum of Art’s Museum Park Theater, 2110 Blue Ridge Road.
N.E.D. also will host a screening of a documentary film about the band and its mission, “No Evidence of Disease.” The fundraiser will be held Sept. 20, the night before the music festival, at the Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St. in Chapel Hill from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are available at noevidenceofdisease.eventbrite.com for $75 per person, and will be used to raise funds for the band’s mission of raising women’s cancer awareness.
The event will include a cocktail reception and Q&A with the band. For information, call 919-784-7669.

Wine and jazz for the Sisters Network
DURHAM -- Sisters Network Triangle N.C. will host its 2nd Annual Wine Tasting Jazz Sessions and Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness on Saturday at the Vineyards at South Point Winery, 8913 N.C. 751, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The purpose of the event is to assist members with financial support that extends beyond treatment. 
Musical guests include Bill Evans, Dr. Sylvia Smith, DJ Time Belly, Bellino Evans, and Moments Notices/Robert Moody. 
Suggested donation is $20. Tickets may be purchased at www.sisterstriangle.org/.  Tickets can also be purchased directly by contacting Coleen Crespo-Elliott at 919-824-3946 or Renee Wardlaw at 919-618-2595.  For more information, please call 919-490-1571 or email: triangle@sostersnetworkinc.org.

--From staff reports