Arts Listings, April 30

April 30, 2014 

Bevel Summers is Jeb Brinkley, Dylan Turner, Chessa Rich, Jack Fleishman, Matt Greenslade and Omar Ruiz-Lopez.

  • Carrboro’s ‘First Waltz’

    The stars are shining on Bevel Summers, and their EP release show with Virgins Family Band brings home old friends to Cat’s Cradle.

    Jeb Brinkley and his young music collective are hard to peg – reaching for terms like “Folk” and “Country” misses the old-time rock spirit that drives the music.

    His friend, “Summers” bassist Dylan Turner, has that gear-and-clutch feel for a song. A player like that can take the driftwood course set by a singer/songwriter, and anchor it.

    They’re young. It sounds like Jeb’s had his heart pricked a couple times, and maybe he’ll get it broken someday.

    When they take the stage with the sylphic Virgins Family Band, the four-track EP the bands recorded together at the Fidelitorium in Kernersville gets released to the wild.

    “We’ve done two or three shows together,” Brinkley said. “We’ve shared band members on various occasions.”

    On the Guest List: Skylar Gudasz, of the Ugly Girls; Sam Logan, of Lilac Shadows; Phil Torres, sound engineer and “technological moralist,” and Brett Harris

    The show introduces Chessa Rich, who plays flute and sings on the new recordings, and fiddler Omar Ruiz-Lopez.

    “We hope to make it something like the ‘Last Waltz’ of Carrboro,” Brinkley said. “It’s going to bring out a lot of great musicians.”

    When: Friday, 8 p.m.

    Where: Cat’s Cradle, 300 E. Main St., Carrboro

    Tickets: $6 advance; $8 door

    Correspondent Tom Hartwell

Festivals/Events

FIND YOUR COOL

The Find Your Cool series of free concerts will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 8, May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19 and 26, and July 10, 17, 24 and 31 and Aug. 7, at CCB Plaza, 201 N. Corcoran St. facebook.com/DowntownDurham.

BACK PORCH MUSIC ON THE LAWN

The Back Porch Music on the Lawn series of free concerts will be at 6 p.m. Thursdays, May 15 and 29, June 12 and 26, July 31, Aug. 14 and 28 and Sept. 4, on the quad in the American Tobacco Historic District. americantobaccohistoricdistrict.com.

A GOSPEL XTRAVAGANZA

STEP Entertainment will present “A Gospel Xtravaganza” on Friday, May 30, and Saturday, May 31, in the O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium at North Carolina Central University, 1801 Fayetteville St. Yolanda Adams, Deitrick Haddon, Fred Hammond, James Fortune, Marvin Sapp and other artists will perform. 919-630-7103.

ART CAMP

The Durham Arts Council will host summer art camps for kids from June through August. 919-560-2726, durhamarts.org.

Music

CAROLINA THEATRE

309 W. Morgan St. May 1: Al Jarreau. 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. June 26: Art Garfunkel. July 13: Marc Cohn. July 16: Deltron 3030. July 17: The Milk Carton Kids. July 19: Procol Harum. Oct. 19: Charlie Musselwhite, James Cotton, John Hammond, “The Blues Hall of Fame Tour.” Nov. 8: Rufus Wainwright. Nov. 12: Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. Nov. 13: Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam. Nov. 21: Brian Culbertson. Dec. 11: David Benoit, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Dec. 18: Sweet Honey in the Rock. 919-560-3030, www.carolinatheatre.org.

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. July 26: Maxwell. Aug. 9: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Aug. 20: Tori Amos. Aug. 27: Lyle Lovett and his Large Band. Sept. 26: The Temptations and The Four Tops. Oct. 4: Ian Anderson. Dec. 2: Mannheim Steamroller. dpacnc.org.

MOTORCO MUSIC HALL

723 Rigsbee Ave. May 8: Outside Soul. May 10: Caught A Ghost, Wild Belle. May 20: Deal’s Gone Bad. motorcomusic.com.

PINHOOK

117 W. Main St. May 18: Ex-Cult. 919-667-1100, thepinhook.com.

Receptions/Openings

BULL CITY ARTS COLLABORATIVE

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

CARRACK MODERN ART

111 Parrish St. May 16: Elsa Hoffman, “Buried in Light and Shadow.” 7-10 p.m. thecarrack.org.

CRAVEN ALLEN GALLERY

1106 1/2 Broad St. May 3: “Cross-Cut: Paintings by Damian Stamer and Photographs from the Finch Collection.” 5-7 p.m. 919-286-4837, cravenallengallery.com.

SAFESKILLS

3702 Hillsborough Road. May 2-3: Kathy Hopwood, “MotherWords.” 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 2, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3. 919-644-1335, safeskills.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. April 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 12: “Farmland.” June 15: Colin Mochrie, Brad Sherwood. Sept. 5: John Hodgman. 919-560-3030, carolinatheatre.org.

DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

123 Vivian St. May 10: Brian Regan. May 21: Eddie Izzard. June 29: Julianne and Derek Hough, “Move Live on Tour.” 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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