The ancient game of chess, super power politics, romantic rivalries, international intrigue and…ABBA? That’s right Chess with book by Richard Nelson and music by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Anderson comes to Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance opening Friday April 25th. Theatre Alliance actors Jaye Pierce and Troy Hurst spoke with David Ford about this unusual rock opera.
Singer/songwriter Tyler Barham was named one of Country Music Association’s “Who New To Watch for 2013” and he followed that up this year by being named one of Billboard’s 10 Country Artists to Watch in 2014”. He’ll be performing in Stokesdale, NC on April 18th and in Sanford the following evening. Tyler’s most recent independent release “Don’t Cage This Heart” debuted at 19 on the Billboard Heatseeker Albums Chart for All genres of music and #56 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart.
He was "one of America's pre-eminent artists" and "the nation's foremost collagist", according to the New York Times obituary for Charlotte native Romare Bearden. This week at Greenhill visitors to the gallery can view dozens of Bearden prints and more, and even bring some home. It’s the Select Collection Prints of Romare Bearden which opened yesterday and will remain on view through June 22nd. On April 26th Greenhill will host a daylong educational program that’s open to the public.
The Music Academy of North Carolina increases access to music education in our community through school collaborations, festivals and competitions, and they’ve been doing it for 32 years. What began as music educator Ivan Battle’s vision and five teachers has since grown to an organization of 35 faculty instructing 1,000 students each week.
Winston-Salem Children’s Puppet Theatre & The Second Harvest Food Bank present: A Tall Tale of Peter Rabbit this weekend. Saturday, April 12th at 11 and 2, and Sunday the 13th at 2 at Heritage Theatre 4630 Old Walkertown Road. There you’ll see and hear the puppets, muppets, rabbits and actors from Heritage Theatre perform. Director Jane Quinn aka Granny Blue Ridge has led the group for 17 years with puppet and mask shows, reenactments on virtually every school subject imaginable often encompassing the Common Core Curriculum.