Arts Listings, March 19

March 18, 2014 

Arturo Sandoval and Dizzy Gillespie on tour in Europe in 1991. Sandoval’s album “Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You)” honors his mentor.

  • Get a jump start on the Art of Cool Saturday night

    The Art of Cool project has been channeling heterodox Jazz to Durham and Chapel Hill, spearheaded by its founder, musician Albert Strong IV.

    Organizers are gearing up for a big April jazz festival, the first of its kind. Meanwhile, they will bring one of the greatest musicians alive to the Carolina Theatre on Saturday.

    Arturo Sandoval is a trumpeter of great fluidity, a Latin heavy hitter from under the tutelage of Dizzy Gillespie.

    Sandoval learned from the Diz first on radio, then vinyl record. Then on the bandstand. Now, they are together on records.

    During his Cuban military service, Sandoval was thrown in the brig for listening to jazz on the Voice for America radio program.

    In 1989, after meeting in Cuba, Sandoval and Gillespie recorded the album “To a Finland Station,” live in Helsinki for Pablo Records.

    In just the last three years, by the way, the Triangle has played host to the likes of Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Chris Potter, Jack DeJohnette and Christian McBride.

    Some of the biggest names in jazz: Dave Holland. Kurt Elling. Diana Krall.

    In April, the Art of Cool will be bringing more. We’ll keep you covered.

    When: Saturday, 8 p.m.

    Where: The Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham

    Tickets: $31 and up

    Info: http://aocfestival.org/

    Correspondent Tom Hartwell

Festivals/Events

SPRING FOR ART

A celebration of spring with artwork by Naomi Writz and Earl Rasmussen and guitar music by Scott Sawyer will be from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at 714 Ninth St., suite 207A.

FULL FRAME DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will be from Thursday, April 3, to Sunday, April 6, in Durham. fullframefest.org.

DURHAM ART WALK SPRING MARKET

The Durham Art Walk Spring Market will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, April 13, downtown. Artists may register online until Monday, Feb. 24. durhamartwalk.com, durhamartwalk.com/artists/artist-registration.

Music

BALDWIN AUDITORIUM

1336 Campus Drive. March 29-30: Duke Opera Workshop. dukeperformances.duke.edu/venues/baldwin-auditorium.

CAROLINA THEATRE

309 W. Morgan St. March 20: Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle. March 22: Arturo Sandoval. March 23: The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, The Concert Singers of Cary, “A Touch of Neo-Classicism.” April 9: Ben Taylor. April 10: Jesse Cook. April 16: Rusted Root. April 18: Ben Sollee. May 7: Red Baraat. May 11: The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Louis Schwizgebel-Wang, “The Past Meets the Present.” May 28: Maysa. 919-560-3030, www.carolinatheatre.org.

DUKE CHAPEL

401 Chapel Drive. March 25: Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics. 919-660-3333, music.duke.edu.

DUKE COFFEEHOUSE

By Wilson Dorm on Duke University’s East Campus. March 22: Spires, Liquor Store. March 29: Dolfish, Max Stern. April 3: Woodsman. April 5: Nana Grizol, Jason Anderson, Cottontail. April 10: Mac Demarco, Juan Wauters. April 11: Miracles of Modern Science. April 13: Horse Feathers. dukecoffeehouse.org

DUKE UNIVERSITY

March 21, Nelson Music Room: Katharina Uhde, R. Larry Todd. March 27, Bone Hall in Biddle Music Building: Voice Master Class with Dana Zenobi. April 6, Page Auditorium: Kidznotes, Duke Chamber Players. 919-684-4444, dukeperformances.duke.edu.

DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

123 Vivian St. March 20: The Ten Tenors-On Broadway. March 24: Crosby, Stills and Nash. March 27: Zakir Hussain. April 6: Get The Led Out. May 1: Rob Thomas. May 6: Ledisi, The Robert Glasper Experience. May 9: Brit Floyd. May 11: Jaheim. June 5: Weezer. June 22: Ringo Starr, All Starr Band. Aug. 9: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Aug. 20: Tori Amos. Oct. 4: Ian Anderson. dpacnc.org.

Receptions/Openings

BULL CITY ARTS COLLABORATIVE

401-B Foster St. March 21: Jessica Ullom, “Hawks and Doves.” 6-9 p.m. 919-949-4847, bullcityarts.org.

DURHAM ARTS COUNCIL

120 Morris St. March 21: Laura Williams, “Under Botanical Influence,” John Dempsey, “Between Landscape and Place,” Cynthia Aldrich, “The Still Life Reinterpreted.” 5-7 p.m. 919-560-2787, durhamarts.org.

SCRAP EXCHANGE

923 Franklin St. March 21: Sarah E. Dale, “Re:circled.” 6-9 p.m. 919-688-6960, scrapexchange.org.

SPECTRE ARTS

1004 Morning Glory Ave. March 21: Alan Chin, Jeremy M. Lange, Lance Rosenfield. 6-9 p.m. spectrearts.org.

THROUGH THIS LENS

303 E. Chapel Hill St. March 21: Bernard Herman, “40 Years a Photographist: Experiments in Color and Form.” 6-9 p.m. 919-687-0250, throughthislens.com.

VEGA METALS

214 Hunt St. Saturdays: Art Market. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 919-688-8267, www.vegametals.com.

Theater/Dance/Comedy

CAROLINA THEATRE

309 W. Morgan St. March 21: The Upright Citizens Brigade. March 27-30: “The Sorcerer.” March 28: Jay Leno. April 8-13: “The Wizard of Oz.” April 11: Demetri Martin. April 29-30: “American Idiot.” May 3: Carolina Ballet, “Romeo and Juliet.” May 10: Brian Regan. May 13-18: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” May 30-June 1: “Mamma Mia!” May 31: Mike Birbiglia. 919-560-3030, carolinatheatre.org.

COMMON GROUND THEATRE

4815-B Hillsborough Road. March 20-22: “The Art of Deception.” 919-384-7817, cgtheatre.com.

DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

123 Vivian St. March 28: Jay Leno. April 5: Chelsea Handler. April 26: The Tenderloins. May 10: Brian Regan. May 21: Eddie Izzard. Oct. 25: Bill Cosby. Nov. 8: Joan Rivers. dpacnc.org.

MANBITES DOG THEATER

703 Foster St. March 20-22, 27-30, April 2-5: “Grounded.” 919-682-3343, manbitesdogtheater.org.

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