Arts Listings, April 9

April 11, 2014 

Diane Schuur will play with the Duke Jazz Ensemble Friday night in Baldwin Auditoreum.

  • Count down to Cool

    As time rounds us into spring and closer to the Art of Cool Jazz Festival’s April 25 inaugural, it seems the cats are getting restless.

    It’s a boom week for live jazz at university concert halls, hipster train dives and art galleries.

    Art of Cool’s run-up series to the festival of two outdoor stages and six other Durham venues, plus Maceo Parker, swings Thursday at Carrboro’s Southern Rail.

    Mint Julep takes the stage at 9:30 that evening.The “little Big Band” hits the notes of the Swing Era.

    UNC jazz combos keep time with guest Ben Allison for the Jazz for a Friday Afternoon series on campus at 4 p.m.

    Not to be outdone, Duke Jazz Ensemble gives an 8 p.m. Friday show in the Baldwin Auditorium. The guest is vocalist Diane Schuur

    Friday brings a guest from over the Atlantic, Kokanko Sata. The “Malian Songbird” plays a ngoni, perhaps the only woman who tours the world playing that lyrical stringed instrument.

    That's at the Unity Center of Peace on Seawell School Road, presented through the Cradle of Jazz Project.

    Ben Allison, bassist and composer, leads a Saturday jazz workshop in the Kenan Music Building at noon. Then, Allison teams up with trumpeter Jim Ketch at 4 p.m. for the Scholarship Benefit Concert.

    The North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra plays Tuesday night at the Sharp Nine Gallery.

    See more live music and all events through the N&O: http://events.triangle.com

    Correspondent Tom Hartwell

Festivals/Events

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. durhamartwalk.com, durhamartwalk.com/artists/artist-registration.

MARY ROACH

Carolina Theatre will host author Mary Roach for a discussion with Frank Stasio at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at 309 W. Morgan St. Tickets cost $22 to $27.50. carolinatheatre.org.

“FRIENDS AND FAMILY”

The Scrap Exhange will celebrate its 23rd year with Customer Appreciation Week events on Friday, April 18, at 923 Franklin St. There will be a reception for the “Friends and Family” show in the Green Gallery from 6-9 p.m. There will be live music by Tiny House and poetry reading by Hugh Giblin, Martha Dill, Preston Martin and Arnie Johanson. 919-688-6960, scrapexchange.org.

ART OF COOL

The Art of Cool Music Festival will be Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26, at The Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St. Tickets cost $65 to $275. theartofcoolproject.com, aocfestival.org.

Music

BALDWIN AUDITORIUM

1336 Campus Drive. April 11: Duke Jazz Ensemble, Diane Schuur. April 12: Chamber Music Master Class with Pavel Haas String Quartet. April 13: [dnme]. dukeperformances.duke.edu/venues/baldwin-auditorium.

CAROLINA THEATRE

309 W. Morgan St. April 9: Ben Taylor. April 10: Jesse Cook. April 16: Rusted Root. April 18: Ben Sollee. April 28: Gillian Welch. May 7: Red Baraat. May 11: The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Louis Schwizgebel-Wang, “The Past Meets the Present.” May 28: Maysa. May 30: Chatham County Line. April 7: Todd Rundgren. July 13: Marc Cohn. July 19: Procol Harum. 919-560-3030, www.carolinatheatre.org.

DUKE COFFEEHOUSE

By Wilson Dorm on Duke University’s East Campus. April 10: Mac Demarco, Juan Wauters. April 11: Miracles of Modern Science. April 13: Horse Feathers. dukecoffeehouse.org.

DUKE UNIVERSITY CHAPEL

401 Chapel Drive. April 13: Duke Chapel Choir. chapel.duke.edu.

DUKE UNIVERSITY MUSIC DEPARTMENT

April 11, Bone Hall, Biddle Music Building: Composition Master Class with James MacMillan. April 25, Biddle Music Building: Duke Chorale. 919-660-3333, music.duke.edu.

DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

123 Vivian St. 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. Sept. 26: The Temptations and The Four Tops. Oct. 4: Ian Anderson. dpacnc.org.

MOTORCO MUSIC HALL

723 Rigsbee Ave. April 17: MELODIME. motorcomusic.com.

SHARP NINE GALLERY

4608 Industry Lane. April 11: Jim Ketch Quintet, Ben Allison. April 12: Scott Sawyer/Dave Finucane Duo. April 15: North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra. 919-486-5299, durhamjazzworkshop.org.

Receptions/Openings

BULL CITY ARTS COLLABORATIVE

401-B Foster St. April 18, May 16: Roger May, “Testify.” 6-9 p.m. 919-949-4847, bullcityarts.org.

PLEIADES GALLERY

109 E. Chapel Hill St. April 18: “Local Flavor.” 6-9 p.m. 919-797-2706, pleiadesartdurham.com.

SCRAP EXCHANGE

923 Franklin St. April 18: “Friends and Family.” 6-9 p.m. 919-688-6960, scrapexchange.org.

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. Through April 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. June 15: Colin Mochrie, Brad Sherwood. 919-560-3030, carolinatheatre.org.

COMMON GROUND THEATRE

4815-B Hillsborough Road. Through April 12: “Amadeus.” 919-384-7817, cgtheatre.com.

DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

123 Vivian St. April 26: The Tenderloins. May 10: Brian Regan. May 21: Eddie Izzard. Sept. 16-21: “Dirty Dancing.” Oct. 8-19: “The Phantom of the Opera.” Oct. 25: Bill Cosby. Nov. 8: Joan Rivers. Nov. 18-23: “Cinderella.” Dec. 9-14: “Annie.” Feb. 17-22: “Motown the Musical.” March 10-15: “Kinky Boots.” May 12-17: “Pippin.” June 2-7: “Newsies.” dpacnc.org.

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