TRIAD STAGE EXAMINES MEANING OF ART AND FAMILY WITH RADIUNT ABUNDUNT

Kate Goehring (back), Beth Ritson (left), and
Lisa Kitchens (right) in Triad Stage’s
Radiunt Abundunt. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers.
The World Premiere drama by Preston Lane and
Laurelyn Dossett  runs Feb.  21 – Mar. 13, 2016

(Greensboro, NC) — Triad Stage’s 15th season continues with an exploration of art, family and love in the world premiere of Radiunt Abundunt by Preston Lane, with original music by Laurelyn Dossett. Two women are searching for a missing family member. An art collector discovers a new visionary artist. A desperate young woman seeks to build a home in the most unlikely place. And an artist with a secret past struggles to preach her faith with shape and color. This new contemporary North Carolina drama by the creators of Beautiful Star and Snow Queen weaves together music, story, and outsider art. Come along as these five women each discover what they thought was lost forever. Radiunt Abundunt runs February 21 – March 13, 2016. Opening Night is Friday, February 26.

About the Production
“This is a continuation of the work Laurelyn and I have been creating for Triad audiences for a decade now,” says Preston Lane. “But it is also a real departure as we seek to radically reimagine the intersection of music, theater and the stories of our region.  This is our first contemporary story and it is both the story of family divided but also a exploration of what drives creativity.”

The creative team includes: designer Anya Klepikov costume designer Bill Brewer, lighting designer Jiyoun Chang, sound designer Taylor Dankovich, and projection designer Nicholas Hussong. The dramaturg is Bryan Conger, Christine Morris is the resident vocal coach, Denise Gabriel is the resident movement coach, Cindi Rush is the casting director, and the stage manager is Emily J. Mails.

The Cast
The cast includes Kate Goehring (Triad Stage: Wit; Underneath the Lintel; The Glass Menagerie; The Blonde, The Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead; and The Little Foxes), Lisa Kitchens (Triad Stage debut), Dori Legg (Triad Stage: Brother Wolf, Snow Queen), Madelynn Poulson (Triad Stage: A Christmas Carol (2014-2015), All’s Well That Ends Well), Beth Ritson (Triad Stage: A Christmas Carol (2013-2015), All’s Well that Ends Well, Steel Magnolias, Night of the Iguana, Picnic, Bus Stop, Brother Wolf, Tobacco Road and The Rainmaker) and Lizzie Wouters (Triad Stage: Common Enemy).  The musicians playing alongside Laurelyn Dossett are Gailanne Amundsen, Shona Carr, and Julie Chiles.

Biographies of the cast and creative team, and more information on the production can be found online at www.triadstage.org.

Performance and Special Event Information
All performances are at Triad Stage at The Pyrle Theater, located at 232 South Elm Street in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina (between Market and Washington Streets).

Show times for Radiunt Abundunt are 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings and 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings. Sunday matinees are at 2:00 p.m. There are no matinee performances during previews.
Preview performances of Radiunt Abundunt are on February 21, 23, 24, and 25. Opening Night, sponsored by Cone Health, is Friday, February 26 at 8:00 p.m. Pay-What-You-Can performances are Tuesday, March 1, and Wednesday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. Wine Tasting Friday sponsored by Bernard Robinson and Company is Friday, March 4, prior to the evening’s 8:00 p.m. performance. There will be two Accessibility Performances: on Sunday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m. with services provided by the Greensboro Communication Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and on Tuesday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. with Arts Access providing services for the visually impaired.

Technically Talking, a behind-the-scenes discussion with members of the design team, is Tuesday, February 23, immediately following the 7:30 p.m. preview performance.

The InSight Series, the free humanities program with a noted expert who will be discussing the world of the play will be held on Sunday, February 28, immediately following the 2:00 p.m. matinee performance. The InSight Series is sponsored by Pennybyrne at Maryfield.

PostScript, a lively, open discussion with the cast, will be held on Thursday, March 3, in The UpStage Cabaret immediately following the 7:30 p.m. performance. The PostScript series is sponsored by Clifford Clendenin & O’Hale, LLP.

About Triad Stage
Triad Stage is a professional not-for-profit regional theater company based in Greensboro’s downtown historic district. All Triad Stage productions are created in Greensboro using the best of local and national talent. Triad Stage gratefully acknowledges the support of its Season Sponsors: Blue Zoom, the North Carolina Arts Council, Arts Greensboro and The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Radiunt Abundunt is presented with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Triad Stage’s 15th Anniversary Season continues with an American classic Fences, by August Wilson (April 10 – May 1, 2016); and the season closes with a sexy comedy by MoliĆ©re, Don Juan (June 5 – 26, 2016).

Single tickets are on sale now.

All Triad Stage productions feature the bold acting and breathtaking design that have been nationally recognized by The Wall Street Journal and by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards®, which named Triad Stage one of the top ten most promising theatres in the country as a recipient of the 2010 National Theatre Company Grant. Triad Stage has also earned accolades including “Best North Carolina Production of 2010” for The Glass Menagerie by Triangle Arts & Entertainment magazine; “One of the Best Regional Theatres in America”, New York’s Drama League; “Best Live Theater” (nine years running), Go Triad/News & Record and The Rhinoceros Times; and “Professional Theater of the Year” (2003, 2011), North Carolina Theatre Conference. 


To purchase tickets or for performance information on Radiunt Abundunt, call the Triad Stage Box Office at 336.272.0160 or toll-free at 866.579.TIXX (8499), or visit www.triadstage.org."

- A Press Release

YES! Weekly's sister paper - Creative Loafing - to Host Second Annual Craft Beer and Burger Festival

"CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – Local publication Creative Loafing will host its second annual craft beer and burger festival on April 16,2016.

The Moo & Brew Craft Beer and Burger Festival will take place on the grounds of the NC Music Factory. Moo & Brew will offer samplings from 30 breweries, as well as tastes from local restaurants vying for the title of “Creative Loafing’s Best Burger.” Sweetwater 420 and Devils Backbone will be the key beer sponsors.

As the city's arts and entertainment paper of record, Creative Loafing has championed Charlotte's craft beer scene since it first started bubbling,” notes Aaron Stamey, sales manager at Creative Loafing. “It and the local food scene are important components in our mission of being the go-to source for all things cool, fresh and authentic. We're excited to celebrate all of that we built on with last year’s festival.”

There will be a VIP session (12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.) that will feature special releases and beers from each brewery, with a General Admission open tasting session to follow (2 p.m.-6 p.m.).

“It's exciting to welcome Sweetwater 420 and Devils Backbone as the main beer attraction,” says event partner Cesar Leyva, who also serves as co-host on Cheers Charlotte Radio. “With the growth and popularity of beer festivals in Charlotte, it is our job to make sure Moo & Brew lives up to the expectations of the true craft beer fan, by featuring local and regional craft beer as well as bringing awesome rare offerings from across the country.”

Moo & Brew Festival will be announcing the performing bands in the upcoming weeks.  “We are excited to build upon last year’s event and will continue to engage some great bands to provide the soundtrack for our burger and beer lovers,” states event co-founder Ken Thomas. 

While Moo & Brew celebrates beer and food, the festival also raises funds for Second Harvest Food Bank. Proceeds will be given directly to this organization.  Moo & Brew was able to raise over $8,000.00 in 2015 to help Second Harvest feed the hungry in our community.


Tickets are available now via mooandbrewfest.com; all updates, brewery and ticket announcements will be posted across our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@mooandbrewfest) channels. What better way to spend a beautiful spring Carolina day than sampling great craft beer, delicious burgers and great music?"

- A Press Release

Greensboro College's Healing Blues Project Features Concert with Adrian Duke and Lawyers, Guns & Money Feb. 16

Adrian Duke
"GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Greensboro College presents a Healing Blues Project benefit concert featuring Adrian Duke, with special guests Lawyers, Guns & Money, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16.

The concert will be in Mane Stage at the college's Royce Reynolds Family Student Life Center, 1015 W. Market St. (corner of Tate Street). Admission is $10, with 50% of the door going to the Interactive Resource Center, a day center in downtown Greensboro for people experiencing homelessness.

Duke is a singer/songwriter/pianist in the New Orleans musical tradition of Professor Longhair and Dr. John. His music combines elements of New Orleans blues, classic soul, and Americana.

Lawyers, Guns & Money is a Greensboro-based blues band that has been active in the Healing Blues Project since its inception. The band contributed to the project's first CD, "The Healing Blues Project, Vol. 1," and is working on the second CD, currently in production and scheduled for release in early June.

The Healing Blues Project, begun by Greensboro College professors and local musicians, pairs local people experiencing homelessness or related issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder - "storytellers" -- with local musicians to turn the storytellers' life stories into blues songs.

The songs are recorded, with storytellers receiving songwriting credit and royalties; sales of the CDs benefit the Interactive Resource Center. To date, the project has given the center more than $10,000 from CD sales and concerts. 

Greensboro College provides a liberal-arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.


Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master's degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities."

- A Press Release

Greensboro Grasshoppers Hiring Seasonal Workers

Triad Goodwill to host Hiring Event on February 10

"Greensboro, NC — Triad Goodwill is presenting a Hiring Event for the Greensboro Grasshoppers to recruit seasonal staff on Wednesday, February 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 1235 South Eugene Street in Greensboro. Park across the street at the church and use the “Resource Center” Entrance. Call 336-275-9801, ext. 1005 for more information.

The Greensboro Grasshoppers and Professional Sports Catering will be hiring part time seasonal employees. Positions include Ticketing Sales Associates, Ushers, Custodians, Retail Store Attendants, Cashiers, Grill Cooks, Dishwashers, and Warehouse Personnel. Bilingual (English and Spanish) workers are encouraged to apply.

·      Click the Fast Pass logo on TriadGoodwill.org to print, complete, and bring their registration form to the event. This will save time and allow applicants to get right in line upon entry.
·      Bring your resume and dress professionally. Arrange for childcare in advance.
·      Contact Triad Goodwill career centers directly for an appointment with a Certified Professional Resume Writer to create or update your resume for free…from GED to PhD!
·      For additional information visit TriadGoodwill.org, LinkedIn, Facebook (subscribe to Events), Instagram, and Twitter. We Put People To Work!


About Triad Goodwill:

Triad Goodwill (Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc.) promotes the value of work by providing career development services and work opportunities for people with employment needs. In the past year, Triad Goodwill served 17,179 people in the community and helped place 3,556 workers in competitive employment. 85 cents of every dollar earned at Triad Goodwill’s retail stores goes into job training for residents of the Triad. TriadGoodwill.org"

- A Press Release

The First Annual North Carolina Fine Wines Competition

"Winston-Salem, NC, January 22, 2016:  The North Carolina Fine Wines Society, an organization that conducts competitions and events to promote the quality of North Carolina viticulture, wine, and agritourism to fund educational training and scholarships, announced the First Annual North Carolina Fine Wines Competition to be held in Feb. 2017. 

The NC Fine Wines Competition was unveiled at the North Carolina Winegrower’s Association Annual Meeting & Conference at the Marriott Hotel in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  The judging will be conducted by Master and Advanced Sommeliers, professionals trained to judge the quality and characteristics of wine.  All wines entered into the competition must be from grapes 100% grown and vinified in North Carolina.

Fine Wines are those wines made from vinifera and hybrid varieties of grapes, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chambourcin, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Traminette, and Riesling. The competition judging will take place in early 2017 followed by an Awards Gala to be held on February 18, 2017 in Winston-Salem. NC. The winning vineyards will be invited to showcase their award winning wines to the public across the state at events to be held in the Asheville, Charlotte, and the Triangle areas following the Awards announcement.  These events will be in locations that reflect the best that North Carolina has to offer.

Jay Raffaldini, Owner and Winemaker of Raffaldini Vineyards, said “People shouldn’t be surprised by the quality of the wines coming from North Carolina.  This high profile event is more than a competition, it is intended to raise the stature of North Carolina Wines so they can rightly take their place alongside some of the finest wines grown in the United States if not the world.”
“A Sommelier guides you in discovering a wine that delivers on expected quality and value while perfectly complementing your meal – said Chuck Jones, Jones von Drehle Vineyards & Winery, “and that’s exactly why we’re excited to have this competition judged by these professionals.”


 If you would like more information on the competition, please visit www.NCFineWines.com, email competition organizers at info@NCFineWines.com, or call 336.499.2045."

- A Press Release

Colossus Rosemarie Fiore: Falk Visiting Artist at Weatherspoon Art Museum



January 16 – April 17, 2016

"The Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is pleased to present the exhibition Colossus – Rosemarie Fiore: Falk Visiting Artist. Inventive mechanics, choreographed performance, and chance surprises come together in the work of Rosemarie Fiore. For the past fifteen years, the artist has been painting with colored smoke fireworks. Unlike the gunpowder based explosives frequently associated with the term firework, these silent devices release plumes of bright pigments, rather than colored flames. Fiore crafts tools that both hold the smoke canisters and allow her to contain and direct the particles they release. With small versions of these tools, she can work alone, merely tilting her wrist or bending a finger—to guide the smoke across a sheet of paper. With larger tools, she must enlist multiple people to bend, lift, and pull together.

Regardless of her exact tool and process, Fiore’s paintings result from the combination of direction and chance—she selects the color of smoke canister and steers its release, but variances in heat, air current, and rates of combustion ensure that its marks defy prediction.

"The artist is truly working in partnership with her tools and materials," says Curator of Exhibitions Emily Stamey, "and the results are stunning." Stamey also notes that "we are fortunate to be able to present not only these dynamic paintings, but also a selection of the tools Fiore used to create them, and those tools are likewise exciting artworks in their own right."

Until recently, Fiore’s drawings comprised frenetic arrays of dots and dashes, complex fields of marks with vivacious energy. Her more recent paintings, however, offer quieter compositions—just a handful of circular forms appear to hover and pulse rather than dash and dart. These new works invite a more measured, meditative consideration.

Fiore comes to Greensboro as a Falk Visiting Artist. Since 1982 the UNCG Art Department has partnered with the Weatherspoon to bring nationally and internationally recognized artists to campus through this program. While here, Fiore will work closely with UNCG graduate students and give a public lecture about her work.

Rosemarie Fiore received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BA from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Her earliest Firework Drawings were developed at the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program in New Mexico; the Smoke Eclipse paintings were created at Sculpture Space in Utica, New York; and her newest tool, Colossus, was built here at UNCG with help from Art Department faculty and students. She lives in the Bronx and is represented by Von Lintel Gallery in Los Angeles.

As the Spring 2016 Falk Visiting Artist at the Weatherspoon and the Art Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Fiore will present a lecture about her work and meet with MFA graduate students. Special thanks to Christopher Thomas, Studio Foundations Coordinator, Department of Art, UNCG and the 2014/15 Falk Visiting Artist Committee.

Image top:  Rosemarie Fiore, Firework Drawing #26, 2009, lit firework residue on Fabriano paper, 41 x 48 in. Museum purchase with funds from the Dillard Fund for the Dillard Collection, 2010.


Related Education and Public Programming

Artist Lecture: Rosemarie Fiore
Thursday, January 28, 6 pm
This lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Doors open 30 minutes prior.

Noon @ the 'Spoon Public Tour
Tuesday, February 9, 12 pm
Noon @ the 'Spoon features a 20-minute tour of a new exhibition. Offered every second Tuesday of the month. Free.


For a complete, updated list of programs, visit http://weatherspoon.uncg.edu.


About the Weatherspoon Art Museum

Mission
The Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro acquires, preserves, exhibits, and interprets modern and contemporary art for the benefit of its multiple audiences, including university, community, regional, and beyond. Through these activities, the museum recognizes its paramount role of public service, and enriches the lives of diverse individuals by fostering an informed appreciation and understanding of the visual arts and their relationship to the world in which we live.

History
The Weatherspoon Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro was founded by Gregory Ivy in 1941 and is the earliest of any art facilities within the UNC system.  The museum was founded as a resource for the campus, community, and region and its early leadership developed an emphasis—maintained to this day—on presenting and acquiring modern and contemporary works of art. A 1950 bequest from the renowned collection of Claribel and Etta Cone, which included prints and bronzes by Henri Matisse and other works on paper by American and European modernists, helped to establish the Weatherspoon’s permanent collection.  Other prescient acquisitions during Ivy’s tenure included a 1951 suspended mobile by Alexander Calder, Woman by Willem de Kooning, a pivotal work in the artist’s career that was purchased in 1954, and the first drawings by Eva Hesse and Robert Smithson to enter a museum collection.

In 1989, the museum moved into its present location in The Anne and Benjamin Cone Building designed by the architectural firm Mitchell Giurgula. The museum has six galleries and a sculpture courtyard with over 17,000 square feet of exhibition space.  The American Association of Museums accredited the Weatherspoon in 1995 and renewed its accreditation in 2005.

Collections + Exhibitions
The permanent collection of the Weatherspoon Art Museum is considered to be one of the foremost of its kind in the Southeast.  It represents all major art movements from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Of the nearly 6,000 works in the collection are pieces by such prominent figures as Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Cindy Sherman, Al Held, Alex Katz, Henry Tanner, Louise Nevelson, Mark di Suvero, Deborah Butterfield, and Robert Rauschenberg. The museum regularly lends to major exhibitions nationally and internationally.

The Weatherspoon also is known for its adventurous and innovative exhibition program. Through a dynamic annual calendar of fifteen to eighteen exhibitions and a multi-disciplinary educational program for audiences of all ages, the museum provides an opportunity for audiences to consider artistic, cultural, and social issues of our time and enriches the life of our university, community, and region.


Weatherspoon Art Museum
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Spring Garden and Tate Streets, PO Box 26170

Greensboro, NC 27402-6170, 336.334.5770, weatherspoon@uncg.edu"

- A Press Release

JEWEL: PICKING UP THE PIECES TOUR THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 8:00PM – CAROLINA THEATRE, GREENSBORO

"Greensboro, NCThe Carolina Theatre of Greensboro is pleased to announce Jewel in concert on Thursday, March 17, at 8:00PM. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, January 15, at 10:00AM.

Grammy-nominated songwriter and New York Times’ bestselling author and poet JEWEL will return to the road this Spring for an intimate tour, performing hits spanning her 12-studio albums including 2015’s Picking Up the Pieces and sharing stories from her memoir Never Broken — Songs Are Only Half the Story

“It’s going to be really fun to get back out on the road,” Jewel said.  “I’m excited to share the stories behind some of my favorite and most personal songs in such an intimate setting.”   

The tour marks Jewel’s first since 2013’s “Greatest Hits” tour and is the culmination of an exciting 2015 that saw the singer release her first memoir and her 12th studio album Picking Up the Pieces within days of each other.  Praised as “remarkably raw” and “bracingly honest” (Entertainment Weekly), the album has been noted as a bookend to her multiplatinum selling debut, 1995’s Pieces of YouNever Broken — Songs Are Only Half the Story shares experiences spanning Jewel’s childhood and career and earned the designations of a NY Times Bestseller and “the perfect celebrity memoir” by TIME.

Called “one of the most richly idiomatic pop singers of her generation” (Rolling Stone), Jewel has sold over 27 million albums to date and earned praise from fellow songwriters including Loretta Lynn and Neil Young. A cornerstone of the current American and folk movements, the singer will perform fan favorites spanning her recording history including Who Will Save Your Soul, which sold 12million copies. 


Full “Picking Up the Pieces Tour” dates and information at http://www.jeweljk.com/   

JEWEL – PICKING UP THE PIECES TOUR – CAROLINA THEATRE
Thursday, March 17, 8:00PM * On sale Friday, January 15, 10:00AM

Tickets are $125 for premium orchestra pit seating, or $75, $45, $35, $25, or $20, depending on location. A $2.50 theatre facility fee will be added to each ticket. Prices do not include sales tax. Tickets may be purchased by calling or visiting the Carolina Theatre Box Office at 336. 333.2605 from noon to 5:00PM, Monday through Friday, or online at CarolinaTheatre.com. (Please note: There is an additional $3.50 per ticket Internet fee applied to online purchases.)

Presenting Arts, Preserving History. The Carolina Theatre receives major financial support from ArtsGreensboro."

- A Press Release