I HEART ARTS Family Jubilee & Summer Camp Fair

"Free Family Fun on Sunday!


See you Sunday, March 29, from 1 - 5:30 pm at Revolution Mill Event Center

April 2015 is I HEART ARTS Month, a chance for everyone in Greensboro to show their love for the arts. 

Join ArtsGreensboro as we kick off I HEART ARTS Month with a free Family Jubilee and Summer Camp Fair at Revolution Mill Event Center, 1000 Revolution Mill Drive, Greensboro, NC 27405. You'll find loads of free parking and fun, crafts, and snacks for all, with performances including:

1:45 pm: Greensboro Ballet
2:30 pm: The Poetry Project
3:15 pm: Greensboro Opera
4:00 pm: Music Academy of North Carolina
4:45 pm: Community Theatre of Greensboro
...and some surprises-and door prizes-sprinkled throughout the day! 

Cast your votes ($1/vote) on artwork by students from Guilford County Schools. The student artists who garner the most votes will receive People's Choice Awards, which will be presented in conjunction with the Superintendent's Awards on Monday, March 30.

Other highlights include:

Art activities led by the African American Atelier and the Center for Visual Artists;
A photo booth hosted by Greenhill/ArtQuest;
Hula hoop and dance contests; and
 A Summer Camp Fair featuring:

African American Atelier...Camp Bur-Mil...Carolina Theatre...City Arts...City of Greensboro Parks & Rec...Community Theatre of Greensboro...Eastern Music Festival...Greensboro Ballet...Greensboro Children's Museum...Greensboro Day School...Greensboro Historical Museum...Greensboro Opera...Greensboro Public Library...Guilford County Schools' Summer Arts Institute...Music Academy of NC...NCCJ...The Poetry Project...Tumblebees...Youth Cricket Club of Carolina

Did you know?
If every Greensboro resident donated $1 to ArtsGreensboro during April, we could provide $275,000 in additional funding to arts organizations, artists, teachers, and arts-in-education initiatives. 

Participate. Celebrate.


-  A Press Release

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Host Easter Celebration on Saturday April 4, 2015

"Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville St, is the place to join all your peeps and shop for your Easter Celebration needs, Saturday April 4, 7 am – 12 noon.

The market will be full of fresh spring vegetables for your Easter dinner and plenty of seasonal items including lamb, ham, farm fresh eggs, wrapped candies and cookies, desserts, cards and flowers that are perfect for filling an Easter basket, a hostess gift, or table top décor.

Throughout the day children 12 and under can participate in an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt across the market.  Prizes are awarded at the Manager’s table.  

Here is a sample of fresh products and vendor location by rows:
·         Lamb from these local farmer Stoney Mountain Farm (D) and Weatherhand Farm (E)

·         Pasture raised and nitrate free ham by Meadows Family Farm (H)

·         Fruits and vegetables include strawberries by Smith Greenhouses (A), micro greens, spinach, chard from Mindenhill Farm (A), lettuce from Flora Ridge Farm (G)

·         Homemade desserts by Babycake Sweets hand decorated sugar cookies (D), Paola Rowe of Autentica Pasticceria Italiana (C), Faye’s Cake’s specialty pound cakes (B), Augustino Gusto with an assortment of sweet and savory treats (F), Cheesecakes by Alex’s Italian Cheese Pie and Casatiello, an Italian Easter Bread made with citron (H) 

·         Handcrafted Easter candy made by Sweet Morning Farm, Gethsemane Garden (C), and Feebert’s Gluten Free Bakery (D)

·         Easter flowers and plants that include hyacinth, lilies, and tulips  from Mindenhill Farm (A), Hillcrest Farm (E), Shirley & Mom (D), and Gethsemanes Gardens (B) 

·         Easter cards by Rebecca's Captivation and Yanno Press (D) homemade paper

·         Easter basket stuffers and table décor from Byrley Gardens(B) and Dream with Me (E) 

·         Dress up your festivities with newly designed spring jewelry selections by Taftori (C)

·         Farm fresh eggs from Ward’s Farm Fresh Eggs (A), Massey Creek Farm (F), Woody’s Eggs (F), Birch Fork Farm (D), or Meadow’s Family Farm (H) for deviled egg platters and for decorating.

Throughout the day children 12 and under can participate in an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt to win a free chocolate treat.  Prizes are awarded at the Manager’s table.   

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market operates year round on Saturdays from 7 am to noon and Wednesdays (April 22 – Dec. 30) 8 am to 1 pm.

About the Market

Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc. (GFM) operates Greensboro Farmers Curb Market on behalf of the City of Greensboro. GFM is a “501c3” nonprofit.

GFM provides greater Greensboro with opportunities to purchase and learn about local foods in a friendly and diverse social setting. GFM encourages and supports the growth of local foods and artisan goods businesses to improve Greater Greensboro’s economy, support better health through healthy eating and build social and community connections."

- A Press Release

Five Principals to Take On New Roles in 2015-16

GCS announces the transfer of five principals to other GCS schools

"Greensboro, N.C. – Five respected principals will take on new roles in Guilford County Schools next year, bringing their valuable experience to new schools in the district. The transfers will take effect on July 1, 2015.

Dudley High School’s next principal will be Rodney Wilds, current principal at Andrews High. In addition to improving test scores at Andrews, Wilds has been recognized as the Guilford County Schools Secondary Principal of the Year in 2013 and helped earn Andrews the Hubert Humphrey Award for school improvement during the 2012-13 school year. Wilds is also a graduate of Dudley High.

Ged O’Donnell, principal at Montlieu Academy of Technology, will transfer to Kiser Middle. O’Donnell has served as principal at Montlieu since 2011, and in that time has increased end-of-grade test composite scores by more than 15 percent, increased student enrollment from 406 to 680 and decreased discipline referrals from 114 to 12. He was also GCS’ 2013-14 Principal of the Year.

After serving as principal of Johnson Street Global Studies for the past seven years, Trent Vernon will take a new post as principal of Jamestown Middle. Vernon was named the 2012-13 Elementary Principal of the Year. In his first two years at Johnson Street, end-of-grade test reading scores increased by 23 points, end-of-grade test composite scores increased by 13 points and discipline referrals decreased by 63 percent.

Linda Kidd, principal at Brooks Global Elementary, will bring more than 35 years of educational experience to The Early College at Guilford College. Under her leadership, Brooks Global met or exceeded growth from 2011 to 2014, ranked in the top five of all GCS elementary schools and was an Honor School of Excellence in 2011 and 2012. Most recently, Brooks Global was named a N.C. State School of Character for this school year.

Finally, Andrew Gann will transfer as principal of Sedalia Elementary to principal of Peeler Open School. During his time at Sedalia, Gann established collaborative partnerships with the community, parents and staff; focused on researched best practices for reading and math; and increased reading scores by seven percentage points.

About Guilford County Schools

Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, serves nearly 72,200 K-12 students at 127 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, the district’s mission is to graduate responsible citizens who are prepared to succeed in higher education or the career of their choice. Guilford County Schools is a national leader in providing specialized schools and instructional programs designed to meet the educational needs of a culturally diverse citizenship. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com."

- A Press Release

Forty-nine artists take a seat…and make it their own creation: Chair Affair art exhibition and auction supports the furniture-for-all mission of The Barnabas Network

"Greensboro—The medium really is the message for the Chair Affair art exhibition and auction. Chairs are literally the medium for specially created art, designed to convey an important single message: everybody needs a place to sit down.
Forty-nine area artists are refurbishing, decorating and creating art from donated chairs and related furniture that will be exhibited and sold at auction—silent and live—at Chair Affair. (See artist list below.)

Chair Affair is the first ever art auction benefiting The Barnabas Network, Greensboro’s non-profit charity that provides gently used home furnishings to Triad families and individuals moving from homelessness into their own homes. Studies show that outcomes for the newly homed are greatly improved by having adequate basic furniture, from kitchen chairs to beds.

Thus, the event’s slogan is, “Stand up and bid so everyone can sit down.”

In addition to the amazing original art, Chair Affair offers a festively social evening of heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine and live music from the high-energy dance band, Doby.

Chair Affair happens Thursday, April 16, beginning at 6:30 pm at The Barnabas Network warehouse at 2024 16th Street, Greensboro.

Selected works destined for auction at Chair Affair are now displayed to the public in the following locations in Greensboro:

-Barnes & Noble, Shops At Friendly Center, 3102 Northline Ave.
-Feather Your Nest, 1150 Revolution Mill Dr.
-Midtown Olive Oil, The Shops at Friendly Center 3354-141 West Friendly Ave.
-Paint Therapy Interactive Art Studio, 230-A South Elm St.
-Paparazzi,  2443 Battleground Ave.
-Pastabilities, 1726 Battleground Ave
-Scuppernong Books, 304 S Elm St.
-Southern Lights, 2415 Lawndale Dr.
-Spice Cantina, 120 Barnhardt St.
-The Club at Green Valley, 1909 Lendew St.
-Tyler Redhead & McAlister Real Estate, 1401 Sunset Dr. #100
-Tyler White O’Brien Gallery, 307 State St.

Tickets are $50 per person in advance and $60 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.ChairAffairGSO.org. Ticket sales and proceeds from all art sales will go to The Barnabas Network programs. The agency is entirely funded by individual donations and local grants.  
Sponsors for Chair Affair include: Bank of North Carolina, Luke Schamberger Family Foundation, Once Upon a Child and VF Corporation.

For more information, contact The Barnabas Network at (336) 370-4002.

Chair Affair participating artists:

Sudie Anderson
Alice Bachman
Melanie Barker
Phil Barker
Katherine Brown
Nancy Bulluck
Janice Burns Baker
Jerry Cartwright
Julie Dameron
Dianne Camp Ellis
Jane Ellison
Lee Evans
Caroline Faison
Helen Farson
Becky Greene
Porter Halyburton
Debbie Hayes
Frank Holder
Carol Hunter
Carey Jackson-Adams
Stella Jones
Yvonne Kimbrough
Christopher Koenig
Ann Legette
Henry Link
Jean-Francois Llorens
Connie Logan
Judy Lomax
Laura Loe
Judy McAdoo
Judy McGinn
Judy Meyler
Cindy Murphy
Dan Murphy
Ellen Murphy
Carolyn Owen
Helen Parrish
Noni Penland
Kathy Phillips
John Redhead
Kelly Rightsell
Kevin Rutan
Jo Smith
Laurie Thrailkill
Kim Kesterson Trone
Betty Trotter
Nancy B. Westfall
Tony Wilkins
Caroline S. Young

 About the Barnabas Network:

The Barnabas Network is a nonprofit organization that, through a collaborative effort of diverse faith communities and social agencies, offers systemic encouragement including basic home furnishings for families and individuals who are moving from homelessness, recovering from a major setback, fleeing domestic violence, or living with incomes that cannot cover basic needs."

- A Press Release

Carolina Theatre welcomes comedian Rodney Carrington June 6

"The Carolina Theatre, in partnership with Outback Concerts, is pleased to announce that comedian Rodney Carrington will take the theatre stage for two shows on Saturday, June 6, at 7:00pm and 9:30pm.
Rodney Carrington has been making audiences laugh for almost 20 years with his unique brand of stand-up comedy. The country singer-songwriter has recorded eight major label comedy albums, selling more than two million copies.

Carrington recently started his own record label and released two albums: a re-release of “C’Mon Laugh You Bastards,” which features three new songs, as well as an album of all- new material called “Laughter’s Good.” In addition to the new label, Carrington also started a YouTube series in 2014 called “Bit By Bit.” In the series, he releases new material, one piece at a time, each week.

Saturday, June 6, 7:00pm and 9:30pm
At the Carolina Theatre of Greensboro
Tickets go on sale online Friday, March 27, at 10:00am,
and through the box office starting at noon.
Mature audiences only.

VIP tickets are $176.25 and include a premium show seat, meet and greet, and special Carrington merchandise. Show-only tickets are $41.25. A $2.50 theatre facility fee will be added to each ticket, as will a $1.00 Rodney Carrington Foundation Fee. Ticket prices include applicable sales tax.

Tickets will be available through the Carolina Theatre Box Office, located at 310 S. Greene Street in Downtown Greensboro, by phone at 336.333.2605, online at CarolinaTheatre.com."

- A Press Release

Alternative Modernisms coming to SECCA

Jumana Manna, A Sketch of Manners (Alfred Roch's Last Masquerade),
2013, 12 min HD video, co-scripted with Norman Klein. Courtesy the artist.
"WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) presents from April 16 through August 16, 2015. Alternative Modernisms captures the evolving relationship between the historical and contemporary image through diverse cultural perspectives of five contemporary artists: Harun Farocki, Leslie Hewitt, Pedro Lasch, Jumana Manna, and Jeff Whetstone. 

Each artist stages a dialogue with historical and vernacular culture, revisiting representational traditions born in painting, at one remove, through the lens of photography and film. Each finds new spaces in the genres of still life, portrait, and landscape to intervene in how specific histories can be told. They work from the archive, the studio, the museum and the outdoors. They investigate personal histories of place, from Rural Appalachia to Palestine. Various approaches to narration emerge from time-based media driven by the desire to refute a monolithic sense of history and to speak from the contemporary vantage. 

Harun Farockis film Still Life, 1997, tours the history of 16th century Flemish still life painting to reveal these tableaux as artifacts of commerce and vessels of a representational language that persists today in luxury commodity advertising. 

Leslie Hewitts photographic series Untitled and Riffs on Real Time, 2013, incorporate archival documents, domestic spaces and objects, literary texts, found photos and popular magazines into nested images that tunnel between the present and the past. Her images expand the field of photography while drawing on collective memory, histories of Civil Rights and urban protest, and the tropes of still life. 

Jumana Mannas film A Sketch of Manners, 2013, uses a found archival image of a wealthy Palestinian merchants masquerade party in 1942, on the eve of Palestines dissolution. The source material inspires a dream-like re-staging of that moment and its cosmopolitanism, running counter to calcified narratives of conflict.

Jeff Whetstones classically composed portraits and landscapes provoke us to consider narrative and performative dimensions of regionalism and folk culture. Often carefully staged and composed, his portraits and landscapes trouble the nave ethnographic look at rural Appalachia and the South, reveal nuance in gender roles of his subjects and complicate the role of photographer as participant-observer. 

Finally, Pedro Laschs project, What are we before we are naturalized? Citizenship, Portraiture and Abstraction is a social mediation of art history, museums, and interacting publics that opens the Western canon of art to other subject positions. Lasch invites participants in museum settings to wear mirror masks of his design in viewing experiences that engender values of curiosity, inclusivity, and ultimately, global citizenship. Beginning at the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonians National Portrait Gallery and Hirshhorn Museum, Lasch continues his project with SECCA. The artist has staged photographs in the historic setting and with the collection of the Reynolda House Museum of American Art. The photographs from all four institutions are accompanied by public engagements using mirror masks at both SECCA and the Reynolda House Museum of American Art. 

From the contemporary vantage, these divergent responses to modernism offer new approaches to visual storytelling and representation that can only emerge from where we stand now. 

Talk @ SECCA: A series of public talks invites participating artists and scholars to animate conversations around the work of Alternative Modernisms. Artists talks held by Pedro Lasch and Jeff Whetstone; Conversations with Cora Fisher, SECCA Curator; Dr. Nadia Yaqub, Chair, Department of Asian Studies, UNC at Chapel Hill; Ian Taplin, Professor of Sociology, Wake Forest University; Wesley Hogan, Historian and Director of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University; and Reynolda House Museum of American Art staff including, Allison Slaby, Curator, Elizabeth Chew, Director of Curatorial and Educational Division, and Julia Hood, Coordinator of Education. 
A full program of events can be found at secca.org.

Alternative Modernisms is organized by Cora Fisher, Curator of Contemporary Art at SECCA.

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, N.C. seeks to enhance perspectives, inspire community and ignite new ideas at the intersection of art and its visitors. Located at 750 Marguerite Drive, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday. For hours, please visit www.secca.org. SECCA is an affiliate of the North Carolina Museum of Art, a division of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. SECCA receives operational funding from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Additional funding is provided by the James G. Hanes Memorial Fund."

- A Press Release


"Spring Theatre proudly presents- Ken Ludwig’s comedy Moon Over Buffalo. The plot revolves around Charlotte and George Hay, who are on tour in Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac "revised, one nostril version" and Noel Coward's Private Lives, when they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee. 

The show is directed by Rob Taylor and features Mark Flora as George and Jean Wentz as Charlotte. Also in the show are community theatre favorites Sheri Masters, Chris Swaim, Linda Minney, Brandon Lloyd Hicks, Sara Butner and Eric Dowdy. 

Spring Theatre founder and artistic director Erinn Diaz says this is the first community adult production Spring Theatre has produced, but there will be many more. The organization generally focuses their energies on education-based theatre for 1st-12th grade students, providing professional performance opportunities and classes for youth. 

The show is performed with permission from Samuel French. 

Showing April 11th at 8pm, April 12th at 8pm and April 13th at 2pm. 

Performances at: The HanesBrands Theatre located at 200 North Spruce Street in Winston-Salem, NC. Tickets: $15/person. Springtheatreorg.ticketleap.com 

If you would like more information about this show, please contact Spring Theatre at 336.283.8688 or email at info@springtheatre.org."

- A Press Release


Wed., Sept. 9
Raleigh, NC
Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Fri., Sept. 11
Charlotte, NC
PNC Music Pavilion

- VAN HALEN to Perform March 30 on Hollywood Boulevard for ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ In Rare Television Concert Appearance -

- Songs from the Concert to Air March 30 and March 31 -

"In celebration of a 2015 Summer/Fall North American Tour, VAN HALEN will perform a special concert for Jimmy Kimmel Live March 30 on Hollywood Boulevard. Featuring some of the band’s essential rock and roll classics, the concert will be broadcast over two nights, March 30 and March 31, on the late night talk show and marks VAN HALEN's first U.S. television performance with original lead singer David Lee Roth. Jimmy Kimmel Live airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. / 10:35 p.m. Central time on ABC.

VAN HALEN is touring North America beginning July 5 in Seattle, Washington at the White River Amphitheatre, with concerts scheduled through October 2 in Los Angeles, California at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. Special guest Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will support all dates along the tour.  

VAN HALEN will play Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Raleigh on September 9 and PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte on Friday September 11.  Tickets for the Live Nation-promoted tour go on sale beginning April 3 at www.ticketmaster.com and www.livenation.com. A complete list of tour dates can be found below.

The special Hollywood Boulevard concert will be a hit-heavy set of songs featured on TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT, the first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan, TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT includes 23 songs spanning all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. It is being released as a double CD, four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl and digitally beginning March 31,

2015. Fans who pre-order TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT before its March 31 release date through Amazon and digitally at iTunes will instantly receive downloads of “Panama,” “Runnin’ With The Devil,”  “Jump” and “Hot For Teacher.”

Also being released beginning March 31 are remastered versions of Van Halen and 1984, with remastered versions of Diver Down, Women and Children First, Van Halen II and Fair Warning due out later this spring. Each album has been cut straight from the quarter-inch tapes for CD, 180-gram vinyl and for the digital version by mastering engineer Chris Bellman, who remastered the original albums for Bernie Grundman Studios, Hollywood, CA. These albums are being released beginning March 31 with pre-orders available now through Amazon and iTunes now.

Jimmy Kimmel Live is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format. Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers. Jason Schrift, Douglas DeLuca and Erin Irwin serve as co-executive producers. Emmy Award®-winning Jimmy Kimmel Live is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios. (CLOSED-CAPTIONED)

Enjoy Jimmy Kimmel Live on the web at www.abc.com/JimmyKimmeLive and at www.youtube/JimmyKimmelLive. Artwork is available on www.abcmedianet.com and on Facebook.com/JimmyKimmelLive; Twitter @JimmyKimmel #Kimmel

Formed in Los Angeles in 1974, VAN HALEN changed the rock and roll landscape forever with the release of their self-titled, 1978 debut album and subsequently produced a repertoire of hits that remain some of the strongest and most influential rock songs ever written that fans will admire for decades to come. With more than 75 million albums sold worldwide, and more No. 1 hits on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart than any other artist, the band's record of achievement is hard to top. The eponymous debut album and 1984 were both certified Diamond, for U.S. sales in excess of 10 million, placing them on an elite short list of double RIAA-certified Diamond Award honorees. VAN HALEN was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

Go to http://van-halen.com/ for updates and more information.

 All dates, cities and venues subject to change.

Sunday, July 5
Seattle, WA
White River Amphitheatre
Tuesday, July 7
Portland, OR
Amphitheater Northwest
Thursday, July 9
Concord, CA
Concord Pavilion
Saturday, July 11
San Bernardino, CA
San Manuel Amphitheater
Tuesday, July 14
Irvine, CA
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Thursday, July 16
Mountain View, CA
Shoreline Amphitheatre
Saturday, July 18
Salt Lake City, UT
USANA Amphitheatre
Monday, July 20
Morrison, CO
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Wednesday, July 22
Kansas City, MO
Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Friday, July 24
Chicago, IL
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sunday, July 26
St. Louis, MO
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tuesday, July 28
Pittsburgh, PA
First Niagara Pavilion
Thursday, July 30
Bangor, ME
Darling's Waterfront Pavilion     
Saturday, August 1
Boston, MA
Xfinity Center
Monday, August 3
Cleveland, OH
Blossom Music Center
Wednesday, August 5
London, ON
Western Fair District
Friday, August 7
Toronto, ON
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sunday, August 9
Holmdel, NJ
PNC Bank Arts Center
Tuesday, August 11
Hartford, CT
Xfinity Center
Thursday, August 13
Wantagh, NY
Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Sunday, August 23
Hershey, PA
Hershey Park
Tuesday, August 25
Darien Center, NY
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Thursday, August 27
Camden, NJ
Susquehanna Bank Center
Saturday, August 29
Washington DC
Jiffy Lube Live
Monday, August 31
Cincinnati, OH
Riverbend Music Center
Wednesday, September 2
Indianapolis, IN
Klipsch Music Center
Friday, September 4
Detroit, MI
DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sunday, September 6
Bethel, NY
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Sunday, September 13
Tampa, FL
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tuesday, September 15
West Palm Beach, FL
Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Thursday, September 17
Birmingham, AL
Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Monday, September 21
Austin, TX
Austin360 Amphitheater
Wednesday, September 23
Dallas, TX
Gexa Energy Pavilion
Friday, September 25
Houston, TX
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Monday, September 28
Phoenix, AZ
Ak-Chin Pavilion
Wednesday, September 30
San Diego, CA
Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Friday, October 2
Los Angeles, CA
Hollywood Bowl"

- A Press Release