Opening this week, ‘Defying Gravity’ at the Warehouse

The Teacher (Joanna Gerdy) in a scene from Jane Anderson's "Defying Gravity." The show runs May 8-23 at Warehouse PAC.

The Teacher (Joanna Gerdy) ready for liftoff,  in a scene from Jane Anderson’s “Defying Gravity.” The show runs May 8-23 at Warehouse PAC.

theater notes bugWarehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius presents Jane Anderson’s “Defying Gravity” May 8 through May 23. This charming, humor-filled play is about our adventures into the unknown. Continue Reading

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Students rise to the challenge of one-act plays

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“The Insanity of Mary Girard,” left to right Blaire Ebert, the Acrobat, Ryan Welch as Lion Tamer/Stephen Gerard and Clarise Ballesteros as the Ringmaster. (Davidson College Theatre Department)

Connie Fisher theater bugThe Advanced Directing class at Davidson College culminated this year with a pair of challenging one-act plays directed by students themselves. The season-ending shows opened Wednesday evening at The Barber Theatre, for a two-day run.
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Youth theater, Relay for Life, Town Day, boating class

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Boy Scout Troop 58's rope bridge is a popular challenge at Davidson Town Day. (DavidsonNews.net file photo)

Boy Scout Troop 58’s rope bridge is a popular challenge at Davidson Town Day. (DavidsonNews.net file photo)

We usher in May not by dancing around a maypole but with Davidson Town Day, where activities include a scavenger hunt, a history walk, and a greenway tour. Several theatrical productions performed by young actors are on tap. The Cornelius-Huntersville Relay for Life happens overnight Friday, raising money for cancer research.  A Giving Spirit Foundation kicks off a month of fundraising with a May Day Madness party behind Summit Coffee Friday.  And with boating season finally here, make sure you are safe on the lake by taking a class that is required by the state. Learn more about these events and others by reading below. Continue Reading

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WDAV names 4 youth chamber finalists, invites votes

Clockwise from upper left: The Philharmonic Association Quartet, Quartet Fuoco, Farrago 4 Saxophone Quartet, Quartetrilateral.

Clockwise from upper left: The Philharmonic Association Quartet, Quartet Fuoco, Farrago 4 Saxophone Quartet, Quartetrilateral.

WDAV-ycmc-logoFour youth chamber ensembles from around the country have been named finalists in WDAV’s 2015 Young Chamber Musicians Competition. The four will perform for an audience and panel of judges in a free concert May 9, 2015, at 3:30pm at Tyler-Tallman Hall of Sloan Music Center at Davidson College. And readers are invited to vote for their favorites online.  Continue Reading

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‘McKillop Years’ talk, concerts and theater

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Ric Elias, Red Ventures co-founder and CEO, will discuss “Failure Redefined” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29.

Ric Elias, Red Ventures co-founder and CEO, will discuss “Failure Redefined” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29.

This month comes to a conclusion with events featuring a talk about the history of the Davidson basketball program under its current coach and a lecture about leadership skills from a CEO who survived a plane crash. Also this week is a community conversation addressing teen alcohol and drug use. Learn about these events and others below. Continue Reading

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Free Concert at the Corner Sat. at Hopewell Baptist

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Hopewell Baptist Church presents its fourth annual free Concert at the Corner Saturday, April 25, from 5-8pm, featuring the Coca-Cola Inspirational Praise Band from Concord.

Other activities at the outdoor festival will include food, face painting, bounce houses, and other kids’ activities.

Bring a blanket or a camping chair out to the church ballfield. Open to all ages.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron (PG-13) - Fri: (12:50), (1:30), (3:55), (4:45), 7:00, 7:55, 10:05; Sat: (10:20 AM), (12:50), (1:30), (3:55), 4:45, 7:00, 7:55, 10:05; Sun: (12:50), (1:30), (3:55), 4:45, 7:00, 7:55; Mon: (12:50), (1:30), (3:55), (4:25), 7:00, 7:30; Tue: (12:50), (1:30), (3:55), (4:25), (7:00), (7:30); Wed: (12:50), (1:30), (3:55), (4:25), 7:30; Thu: (12:50), (1:30), (3:55), (4:25), 7:00, 7:30
The Age of Adaline (PG-13) - Fri & Sat: (1:30), (4:05), 7:10, 9:45; Sun & Mon: (1:30), (4:05), 7:10; Tue: (1:30), (4:05), (7:10); Wed & Thu: (1:30), (4:05), 7:10
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (PG) - Fri & Sat: (1:40), (4:10), 7:20, 9:40; Sun & Mon: (1:40), (4:10), 7:20; Tue: (1:40), (4:10), (7:20); Wed & Thu: (1:40), (4:10), 7:20

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