Library to present multimedia Beatles session
Durham County Library will present “The Beatles: Band of the Sixties,” a presentation by Aaron Krerowicz, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave., Durham. This event is free and open to the public.
Explore the music of The Beatles with presenter Aaron Krerowicz in this 60-minute multimedia presentation (part history and part musical analysis) spanning the full 1960s: beginning with the band's seminal visits to Hamburg, continuing through Beatlemania and concluding with “Abbey Road.” The program will be supplemented with audio clips of music and excerpts from interviews with the band members.
COT to present Vienna-themed composers
DURHAM The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle will present a concert of music by composers Massenet, Haydn, Mozart and Strauss at 3 p.m. March 26 at the Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St.
Opening the concert with Massenet's "Meditation" from the Opera “Thais.” Artistic Director and Conductor Lorenzo Muti will then lead a progression of pieces from the 18th to the 20th centuries by composers intimately linked to Vienna and musically entwined as well.
For advance tickets, call 919-560-3030. Tickets also are available at the door.
Manbites to present ‘Miraculous and the Mundane”
DURHAM Manbites Dog Theater and StreetSigns will present “The Miraculous and the Mundane,” a play by Howard L. Craft, directed by Joseph Megel, March 23-April 1 at Manbites Dog Theater, 703 Foster St.
Members of an African-American family in Durham find their lives turned upside down when the patriarch falls ill and ties of kinship start to fray. Durham writer Craft, the acclaimed author of “Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green,” tells a story of family, friendship, secrets, and hope.
This production features Lakeisha Coffey, Ron Lee McGill, Trevor Johnson, and Irving W. Truitt Jr.
For tickets and times, visit manbitesdogtheater.org or call 919-682-3343.
Melton and Mojos performing at The Kraken
CHAPEL HILL Mel Melton will be performing with his band the Wicked Mojos for the first time at The Kraken March 24 at 8 p.m. There is no cover charge for the show.
Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos are known as North Carolina’s premier Zydeco and Louisiana dance hall band fronted by Melton’s blues harmonica. Melton has played with many of the top Louisiana music artists of our time including Clifton Chenier, Zachary Richard, Sonny Landreth, C.J Chenier and others.
The Kraken is located at the intersection of N.C. 54 West and Dodson Crossroads, just a few miles west of downtown Carrboro and Chapel Hill. The Kraken’s address is 2823 N.C. 54 West.
Live & Local returning to Chapel Hill
CHAPEL HILL Live & Local, Chapel Hill’s free music and arts series, is returning for its sixth season on the Plaza at 140 W. Franklin St. Beginning April 7, the series features acts of all shapes and sizes every Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The series runs Friday evenings through May 19. The season will begin with a spring fling. There will be a stilt walker, spring crafts, the Easter Bunny, balloon artists, a face painter, music and other activies.
Concerto winners to perform
DURHAM The Durham Community Concert Band will perform a free concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in the John Frederick Educational Technology auditorium at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.
This concert will feature performances by two Youth Concerto winners. Joshua Lockley, a trumpet player from Cresset Christian Academy, came in first place, and Haydn Loeb, a flute player from Chapel Hill High School, came in second place. They will perform their solo pieces with the concert band.
The auditorium is located at the intersection of West Club Boulevard and Ninth Street.