St. Paddy’s Irish Breakfast at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market

"Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville Street, will host an authentic St. Paddy’s Irish breakfast on Saturday March 14, 2015, 8 am – 11:30 am, in the Market’s Harvest Room.

Bring on the luck of the Irish as local chef Elizabeth Gibbs of Small Potatoes Mobile Kitchen prepares an Irish breakfast with bangers (sausage) by Massey Creek Farm, fresh eggs from Ward’s Farm, steel cut oats from Old Mill of Guilford, Irish soda bread from Cheesecakes by Alex, and fresh sliced tomatoes.

Patrons can enjoy music by Walker Street Fiddlers from 10 am to 12 pm. All kids can participate in a free scavenger hunt across the market all day from 7am to 12 noon  for a chance to win Shamrock cookies baked by Babycake Sweets!

The price of the Irish breakfast is $5.00 per plate and is first come, first serve with proceeds to benefit the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market.

At Greensboro Farmers Curb Market one can find a variety of fresh foods for your own St. Paddy’s Day Celebration!  You’ll find the freshest selection of lamb from Stoney Mountain farm, cabbage, kale, bacon, and sausages that will be sure to please your hungry Irish!


Greensboro Farmers Curb Market operates year round on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. and seasonally (mid-April thru Dec.) on Wednesday 8 a.m. to 1 pm."

- A Press Release

Twin City Stage Presents Curious George

"Twin City Stage will present Curious George, a new musical based on the books by Margaret and H.A. Rey, on Saturday, April 11 at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem.  The show begins at 11 am and runs approximately fifty minutes.  All tickets are $12 for general admission and may be purchased at the box office window one hour prior to curtain or online at childrenstheatrews.org.

Recommended for audiences aged 4 and up, Curious George will be performed by TheatreWorks USA (theatreworksusa.org).  JDL Castle Corporation is sponsoring the show.

 


Join the inquisitive and lovable Curious George, star of Margaret Rey and H. A. Rey’s popular book series (as well as movies and the award-winning PBS television show), in this delightful new musical.  Something has kept the crowds away on All You Can Eat Meatball Day, so George goes on a mission to enter Chef Pasghetti’s meatballs in the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest…in Rome! With every swing and flip, George takes the audience through a fun-filled adventure, learning more about Rome, meatballs and the “secret ingredient” to cooking.

Curious George features a book by Jeremy Desmon with original music by John Kavanaugh. This production is directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Broadways’s Ragtime, Theatreworks USA’s Seussical). The show features costumes by Tracy Christenson and sets by Michael Schweikardt.


Twin City Stage is celebrating its 80th Season in 2014-15.  Founded in 1935 as The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem, the company merged with The Children’s Theatre of Winston-Salem in 2011.  It provides exciting and innovative live theatre for people of all ages and offers acting classes and summer camps for children and teens."

- A Press Release

ArtsGreensboro Now Accepting Nominations for 2015 Arts in Business Award

"ArtsGreensboro, in partnership with the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Guilford Merchants Association, and the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center at UNC-G, is accepting nominations for the Arts in Business Award. This annual award recognizes a Greensboro small business for its leadership and commitment to the arts and its impact on the arts over the past year, as measured by activities, project(s), or events in support of any aspect of the arts.

To be eligible, a nominee must be a small Greensboro business with 100 or fewer employees. Foundations, individual philanthropists, government agencies, and arts organizations are not eligible.

Last year's award recognized Just Be for its support of over 60 local artists and its sponsorship of various arts projects, such as the Dirty Fingernails show at the Center for Visual Arts and the Female Artist Takeover, an event that highlighted the work of 6 local female artists.  

This year's recipient will be honored at the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Awards Evening Event on Tuesday, May 12. 

Nominations for the 2015 Arts in Business Award are due to ArtsGreensboro no later than 5 pm on Friday, April 3. Organizations are encouraged to nominate their own business or another that fulfills the criteria. Nomination forms are available at www.artsgreensboro.org.
About ArtsGreensboro (www.artsgreensboro.org)


With an annual budget of over $2.9 million, ArtsGreensboro is a catalyst for innovation to build recognition and support for the arts. Through the 17DAYS Arts & Culture Festival, power2give, and other opportunities like the National Folk Festival, ArtsGreensboro is driving the health and vitality of our community by supporting arts education, celebrating the diversity of Greensboro, and driving economic impact through excellence in arts programming."

- A Press Release

VAN HALEN TO RELEASE DEFINITIVE LIVE ALBUM - TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT - AVAILABLE MARCH 31 ON CD, VINYL AND DIGITAL


Van Halen’s First Six Albums to be Remastered Directly from the Analog Master Recordings and Set for Release in Spring

"Van Halen will release its first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013 at the famed Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT includes 23 songs, spanning all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. It will be released as a double CD; four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl; and digitally beginning March 31, 2015.

Fans who pre-order Tokyo Dome Live In Concert before its March 31 release date through Amazon and digitally at iTunes will instantly receive downloads of “Panama” and “Runnin’ With The Devil.” Go to http://van-halen.com/ for updates and more information.

Van Halen reinvented the sound of hard rock in 1978 with its influential and wildly successful eponymous debut album and then achieved even greater success six years later with 1984. Both albums would define a generation while selling more than 10 million copies each in the U.S. alone to earn diamond-certification from the RIAA. The band recently went back to the original analog tapes and remastered both of these landmark albums – Van Halen and 1984 – which are now also set for release on March 31, 2015 through Warner Bros. Records with pre-orders through Amazon available now.

Considered one of the greatest debut albums in rock history, Van Halen took the music world by storm in 1978 with an 11-song manifesto that features some of rock radio’s most played songs of all time and scorching concert staples like “Runnin’ With The Devil,” “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love,” “Jamie’s Cryin’,” the band’s signature cover of The Kinks’ “You Really Got Me,” and Eddie Van Halen’s finger-tapping tour de force, “Eruption.”  Six years and five albums later, Van Halen had become one of the biggest bands in world around the release of 1984, which includes a number of the band’s most legendary songs such as the #1 hit, “Jump,” “Panama,” and “Hot For Teacher.”

Mastering engineer Chris Bellman, who remastered the original albums for Bernie Grundman Studios, Hollywood, CA, was enlisted for these new versions. In order to produce the original sound the band intended, Bellman cut straight from the quarter-inch tapes for CD; for 180-gram vinyl; and for the digital version. Newly mastered versions of Diver Down, Women and Children First, Van Halen II and Fair Warning are also being cut for each format and will be available soon.

TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT features an electrifying performance by singer David Lee Roth, guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Wolfgang Van Halen. Mixed by award-winning engineer and mixer Bob Clearmountain (Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Roxy Music, Nine Inch Nails, and many more), and mastered by Chris Bellman, the album features such classic anthems as “Dance The Night Away,” “Beautiful Girls,” “And The Cradle Will Rock…” “Unchained,” and “Everybody Wants Some!!” as well as blistering versions of “Tattoo,” “She’s The Woman,” and “China Town” from the group’s most recent studio album, A Different Kind of Truth.

A deluxe collection featuring Tokyo Dome Live In Concert and the newly remastered Van Halen and 1984 albums, as both a four-CD set and a six-LP vinyl set in special packaging, will also be available.

Tokyo Dome Live In Concert
Track Listing:

“Unchained”
“Runnin’ With The Devil”
“She’s The Woman”
“I’m The One”
“Tattoo”
“Everybody Wants Some!!”
“Somebody Get Me A Doctor”
“Chinatown”
“Hear About It Later”
“(Oh) Pretty Woman”
“Me & You” (Drum Solo)
“You Really Got Me”

“Dance The Night Away”
“I’ll Wait”
“Cradle Will Rock”
“Hot For Teacher”
“Women In Love”
“Romeo Delight”
“Mean Street”
“Beautiful Girls”
“Ice Cream Man”
“Panama”
“Eruption” (Guitar Solo)
“Ain’t Talkin’’Bout Love”
“Jump”

- A Press Release

Discovery Place, Inc. Ranks #1 Attraction in Charlotte




Museums ranked in the top 5 most visited museums
and attractions in the state for the fifth consecutive year

"For the fifth consecutive year, Discovery Place, Inc. was ranked the most visited museum and historic attraction in the Charlotte region in an annual survey released by Carolina Publishing Associates. Discovery Place, Inc., with a reported 709,937 visitors for 2014, also ranks fourth overall in the state of North Carolina. Attendance for 2014 included visitation to Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum and Discovery Place KIDS.

“We are honored to welcome so many guests each year, and we are inspired to make each visit an extraordinary experience,” said Catherine Wilson Horne, president and CEO of Discovery Place, Inc. “Whether you are a young child learning to ask questions at Discovery Place KIDS, or you are sipping on science and cocktails during Discovery Place’s adult party Science on the Rocks, all of our Museums offer programs, exhibits or films that are designed to continue connecting our community with the wonder of science at any age.”

In 2014, Discovery Place, Inc. launched its newest offering, Discovery Place Education Studio, a professional development center for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educators. The new professional development program has served over 1,000 educators since opening in July 2014 at Bank of America STEM Center for Career Development. The Education Studio offers a variety of courses including technology workshops, content-based offerings and field institutes that combine best practices in formal and informal education and offer teachers skills and tools that can be adapted to meet the needs of their own classrooms.
Discovery Place, Inc. also launched Welcome, a program that provides low cost Museum admission for families with EBT cards or WIC vouchers. Since launching in late December 2014, Welcome has already served 6,500 people.
“If we are going to continue to grow economic mobility and educational fulfillment in our community, we need to engage all families with educational opportunities, not just those who can afford it. Welcome is needed more than ever as we face a significant shortage in the science-literate workforce, and Discovery Place seeks to be part of the solution in changing our future,” said Horne.

The Top 30 North Carolina museums and historic attractions survey is conducted each year by Carolina Publishing Associates of Matthews, publishers of the annual Carolina Heritage Guide and Carolina Field Trips Magazine.

About Discovery Place
One of the top hands-on science museums in the nation, Discovery Place provides ever-changing, entertaining facilities that engage people in the active exploration of science and nature. The Museum brings relevant, contemporary science to life through groundbreaking exhibitions, interactive educational programming and hands-on activities.

Discovery Place is located in uptown Charlotte at 301 N. Tryon Street. Convenient parking is available in the Museum’s parking deck - the Carol Grotnes Belk Complex - at the corner of Sixth and Church Streets. For more information about Discovery Place call 704.372.6261, visit discoveryplace.org or connect with Discovery Place on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Discovery Place, Inc. owns and operates Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum, Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville and Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham and is supported, in part, with funding from the Arts & Science Council."

- A Press Release

Greenhill Announces Pop-Up Residencies, a Call for Triad-based Artists

"Greenhill is excited to announce a call for proposals for 2015 Ten-Day Pop-Up Residencies in ArtQuest at Greenhill.

ArtQuest is Greenhill’s one-of-a-kind hands-on education studios for children and families. Filled with sunlight, the NC Studio, a socially charged educational space, will serve as a pop-up studio for selected artists. Greenhill is looking for artists who have a genuine interest in sharing their techniques and processes with children and families who frequent the space. If desired, artists can invite visitors to participate in art making activities alongside them. Artists will be expected to work in the studio during regular business hours for a minimum of five to seven days to include one Family Night, which takes place on Wednesdays from 5-7 PM, and First Friday 6-9 PM offering artists a unique opportunity to share their work with visitors.

The goals for the Pop-Up Artist Residency program at Greenhill are two-fold: 1) to provide a space and materials for emerging Triad-based artists to create and exhibit artworks in a family friendly education setting and 2) to deepen Greenhill visitors’ experiences by engaging artists in discussions about their creative practices so that they can make connections between processes and works in The Gallery.

Selected artists will receive a $200 material stipend, exposure, networking opportunities, internet access, plus, close proximity to The Gallery at Greenhill and use of ArtQuest materials and equipment. The first artist residency is May 27 – June 5, 2015.  Applications are due on April 1, 2015. All interested applicants should go to www.greenhillnc.org/PopUp to fill out an application. 

Prior to submitting an application it is recommended to view information about ArtQuest and exhibitions that will be taking place in The Gallery during scheduled residencies which can be found at www.greenhillnc.org/upcoming.  Applications are accepted year round and will be reviewed bi-monthly. If selected, a background check will be conducted.

For more information, contact Lynn Sanders-Bustle, Ph.D., Director of Programs at 336-333.7460 x 103 or lynn.sanders-bustle@greenhillnc.org.

2015 Available residency dates include:


AVAILABLE RESIDENCY DATES
APPLICATION DUE DATE
May 27 - June 5, 2015 
April 1, 2015
August 26 - September 4, 2015
May 15, 2015
September 23 - October 2, 2015 
June 15, 2015
October 28 - November 6, 2015
July 15, 2015

HIGH POINT BALLET BRINGS A BIT OF IRELAND TO THE TRIAD IN CELTIC LEGENDS

"Myths and legends of the Isle of Green come to life in High Point Ballet’s latest original ballet, Celtic Legends. You can catch this spritely production for one night only at 7:30PM, Thursday, March 19 at the High Point Theatre, 220 E Commerce Ave., High Point. Purchase tickets in-person at the High Point Theatre Box Office, by calling (336) 887-3001, or by visiting http://www.highpointtheatre.com/events.asp. Tickets range from $22 for Adults to $16 for Students. The box office is open from Noon to 5:00PM, Monday through Friday and one hour prior to the performance.

Get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with High Point Ballet’s Celtic Legends, as leprechauns, fairies, and creatures of Irish fantasy dance, jig, and reel on stage before you. Our dancers celebrate the music and folklore of this captivating culture, from the earliest days of traditional Irish music and movement to the most celebrated contemporary Irish performances. High Point Ballet brings to the stage a spellbinding experience that is sure to captivate the Triad.
High Point Ballet, the vision of Founder and Executive Director, Rita Taylor, held its debut performance in 1987. Comprised of professional and pre-professional members, the Company is a funded affiliate of the High Point Area Arts Council and a Performing Member of Regional Dance America’s Southeastern Regional Ballet Association. High Point Ballet’s vision has been to create a diverse company encompassing a wide array of technical and theatrical elements of dance.

For further information visit www.highpointballet.org or call (336) 803-1880."

- A Press Release

MOLLY RINGWALD TO PERFORM FOR GREENSBORO URBAN MINISTRY BENEFIT CONCERT

MOLLY RINGWALD
"Award-winning actress, author, and singer Molly Ringwald is probably best known for her roles in the John Hughes’ motion pictures Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink. Now she will pair her mesmerizing vocal style with the UNCG Jazz Ensemble I and strings, directed by Chad Eby, in an evening of music from the American Songbook. Ringwald will put her unique spin on standards such as “Brother Can You Spare a Dime” and “They Say It’s Spring,” as well as 80’s classics such as “Don’t You (Forget About Me).” “An Evening with Molly Ringwald” will be offered at Aycock Auditorium on the UNCG campus for one performance only on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Ringwald’s passion for jazz and singing started at a young age. According to Ringwald, “I grew up in a home filled with music and had an early appreciation of jazz since my dad was a jazz musician [pianist Bob Ringwald]. Jazz music has continued to be one of my three passions along with acting and writing. I like to say jazz music is my musical equivalent of comfort food. It's always where I go back to when I want to feel grounded."

Her debut album, Except Sometimes, has received rave reviews. The Huffington Post described Ringwald’s voice as “unaffected, clear, and at moments, vulnerable,” and further added, “she coaxes complexity from her honeyed mezzo-soprano.”

All ticket proceeds will benefit the Greensboro Urban Ministry. Throughout its forty-five year history, Greensboro Urban Ministry has worked with the community to meet the needs of its most vulnerable and oft-forgotten citizens. The Greensboro Urban Ministry shares a special connection with the UNCG Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program. Arthur “Buddy” Gist, donor of the famous Miles Davis trumpet housed in the UNCG Music Building, was well cared for by the Urban Ministry after falling on hard times.

“An Evening with Molly Ringwald" is generously sponsored by the Marriott Greensboro Downtown, the Greensboro News & Record, Tom Chitty and Associates, William F. Black, Lincoln Financial Group, Tate Street Coffee House, Graphic Visual Solutions, and Ralph Lauren.

Tickets for “An Evening with Molly Ringwald” are available from the Triad Stage Box Office in person at 232 S. Elm St., by phone at (336) 272-0160, or online at www.triadstage.org."

- A Press Release