Triad Arts

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10:20 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Second Spring Arts Gears Up for 2014 Festival

Second Spring Founder and President Nancy Hall
Rebecca McNeely Capture Public Relations and Marketing

Second Spring Arts is gearing up for its May festival. Their 2014 competition for artists ages 60 and above with showcase original works encompassing virtually all media including photography, quilts, sculpture, ceramics, stained glass and more. This year Second Spring Arts is adding a Literary Contest and Anthology as well. Second Spring Arts makes arts of all types accessible for seniors and highlights the connection between the arts and the health and wellbeing of older individuals. They also promote research along those lines.

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8:58 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park Celebrates 35th Year

Live music by some of the Triad’s best bands in a beautiful outdoor setting. That’s MUSEP: Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park. This wonderful Greensboro tradition is free and open to the public. This year MUSEP is celebrating its 35th anniversary by adding new bands to the performance lineup and Gate City venues as well. MUSEP begins in June and will run through the end of August. Greensboro City Arts Director Jennifer Hance provides this summer season preview through July 4th.

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11:03 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Meet the Artist: Mark Hampton of Hampton House Gallery

Mark Hampton of Hampton House Gallery

For Mark Hampton, framing is in his blood. His parents opened Hampton House Gallery back in 1977, and Mark’s been involved in the business in one way or the other ever since. Hampton House Art and Framing offers paintings, three dimensional art, and digital photographic restoration services, but it’s the framing that has captured Mark’s imagination the most. He’s attended several seminars and taken numerous framing courses, and he’s taught the adult learning course "Presentation and Care of Artwork" at Sawtooth School for Visual Art.

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8:35 am
Fri May 23, 2014

The Blue Ridge Music Center Announces Summer Evening Concert Series Schedule

Main Stage
Blue Ridge Music Center

The Blue Ridge Music Center (BRMC) recently announced its Summer Evening Concert Series Schedule and it will include artists spanning all styles and iterations of traditional Appalachian music including The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Kruger Brothers, Stevie Barr, Slate Mountain Ramblers, Red June,

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8:34 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance Presents Next to Normal

Henson Milam, Heather Hamby, Gray Smith (seated from left to right), and Zach Pfrimmer (standing) portray the Goodman family in a scene from Next to Normal.
Alisha Raquel Pictures

Next to Normal with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt is a Pulitzer prize winning rock musical. It’s about a mom, her struggles with bipolar disorder, and their impact on her family. The musical also exposes the sometimes unseemly underbelly of suburban life.

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