WDAV plans Young Chamber Musicians Competition

WDAV-ycmc-logoDavidson-based classical public radio station WDAV-FM will host a Young Chamber Musicians Competition this spring, giving young chamber music ensembles from around the country a chance to compete for cash during a concert in September in Davidson.

Musicians are invited to submit videos of a performance. They’ll be judged and two finalists in each age group will be selected to face off in a judged performance in September at Davidson College’s Tyler-Tallman Hall. Winners will get a share of $4,500 in prizes. Continue Reading

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‘Hear the People Sing,’ Mustang 50th, ‘Fahrenheit 451′

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Monday at Davidson College

Monday at Davidson College. Click to enlarge the flier.

Public school students are on vacation this week, and there plenty of activities across the region. Featured this week are discussions on the book and film “Fahrenheit 451,” a couple of public meetings and a list of Easter egg hunts and other events. The Mustang Club of America plans a series of Events in and around Concord Motor Speedway from Wednesday to Sunday to celebrate the 50th birthday of the muscle car.

Discovery Place is in the final week of its multi-sensory exhibit “101 Inventions That Changed the World,” open daily during school vacation week.

On Monday night, “Do You Hear the People Sing?” at Davidson College features a first-ever collaboration of Davidson College Choral Arts Society, Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Workshop on an evening of spectacular music featuring songs from “Les Misérables,” “The Magic Flute,” Gilbert & Sullivan, and more. Continue Reading

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Finally, weather for the events of springtime

robin gibson bugdfm-logoThe season may have gotten off to a rocky start, but now that we’re almost mid-way through April, it’s safe to say spring has sprung. With the exception of a predicted high next week somewhere in the low 60s — I’m looking at you, Wednesday — for the most part, we’re able to get outside, STAY outside, and soak up the sun. Continue Reading

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Cornelius 2nd Fri. crawl brings the art of love outdoors

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Live music during 2nd Friday includes these local bands above.

Live music during 2nd Friday includes these local bands above. Click to enlarge.

Bella Love Inc. and Cornelius Cultural Arts Group (CCAG) partner to bring their next 2nd Friday Art Crawl outdoors, for a  celebration of art, love, music, food, culture and community this Friday, April 11. Meanwhile, stick around later in the evening for a performance by Taproot Ensemble of “Ophelos.”

Activities will run 5 to 9pm around the Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St. (behind the police station).  The event is free, and  family and pet friendly, with live music, local food trucks, unique artisans, craft beer and wine, fresh brewed coffee and more.

Come experience Old Town Cornelius in style; every aspect of 2nd Friday has a local origin.  Read on for details … 

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April Is for Arts brings Gallery Crawl, Art on the Green

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Artwork by Kristen Feighery and other artists of Sanctuary Gallery is on display this month at Davidson Town Hall. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

april is for arts logoIt’s April in Davidson and that means April Is for Arts. The annual celebration gets into full swing Friday night with the April Is for Arts Gallery Crawl. Meanwhile, the month also includes an exhibit of local art at Town Hall, the annual Art on the Green festival April 26 and 27, and a season-opening Concert on the Green April 27. We have the details here. Continue Reading

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Weekend: Reptiles, Highland Games, Hop Into Spring

Critters like this chameleon are featured at Davidson College Reptile Day Saturday. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net file photo)

Critters like this chameleon are featured at Davidson College Reptile Day Saturday. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net file photo)

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This weekend is full of family activities to keep you and the kids busy. Get ready for Easter with the Easter Bunny visits in Cornelius at the Cornelius Arts Center on Friday and Bailey Road Park on Saturday. There’s the Pawz Too Run 5K and dog walk that will feature pet vendors and adoptable dogs and Reptile Day at Davidson College, both on Saturday. For the adults, there are meetings on the widening of West Catawba Avenue and motorist and cyclist safety. There are gallery crawls in Cornelius and Davidson on Friday and the Loch Norman HIghland Games’ Saturday night Celtic Jam. Continue Reading

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Movie showtimes

Our Town Cinemas, 227 Griffith St., Sadler Square, Davidson. Box office opens daily 1 p.m. Advance tickets and reservations: 704-237-3238 NOTE: Parentheses indicate matinee prices.

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NOW SHOWING IN ALL DIGITAL PROJECTION AND SOUND!!

Apr. 11-Apr. 17
Captain America: The Winter Soldier, (PG-13) - Fri & Sat: (12:50), (3:55), 7:00, 10:05; Sun - Thu: (12:50), (3:55), 7:00
Noah, (PG-13) - Fri & Sat: (1:00), (4:00), 7:05, 10:00; Sun - Tue: (1:00), (4:00), 7:05; Wed & Thu: (1:00), (4:00)
Rio 2, (G) - Fri & Sat: (1:30), (4:10), 7:10, 9:40; Sun - Thu: (1:30), (4:10), 7:10
God's Not Dead, (PG) - Fri: (1:20), 7:20, 9:55; Sat: (1:20), (4:20), 7:20, 9:55; Sun & Mon: (1:20), (4:20), 7:20; Tue: (1:20), (4:20)
Heaven is for Real, (PG) - Wed & Thu: (1:20), (4:20), 7:30
Transcendence, (PG-13) - Thu: 8:00 PM Early Showing
Apr. 18-Apr. 24
Captain America: The Winter Soldier, (PG-13) - Fri & Sat: (1:00), (4:00), 7:00, 10:05; Sun - Thu: (1:00), (4:00), 7:00
Rio 2, (G) - Fri & Sat: (1:30), (4:10), 7:10, 9:40; Sun - Thu: (1:30), (4:10), 7:10
Heaven is for Real, (PG) - Fri & Sat: (1:20), (4:20), 7:20, 9:55; Sun - Thu: (1:20), (4:20), 7:20
Transcendence, (PG-13) - Fri & Sat: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10:00; Sun - Thu: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15
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