Suzy Bogguss to perform in Danbury May 19
The Come Hear NC Music Celebration concerts will conclude with a performance by Suzy Bogguss at 4 p.m. today, May 19, at The Arts Place, 502 Main St., Danbury. Doors open at 3:15 p.m.
After the release of her 1989 major-label debut, “Somewhere Between,” Bogguss scored a string of Top 10 singles including “Outbound Plane,” “Drive South,” “Hey Cinderella,” “Letting Go” and “Aces.”
Bogguss’ catalog includes albums ranging from modern swing music with Ray Benson of Asleep At The Wheel to original jazz music to a collection of classics originally performed by Merle Haggard on her most recent album, “Lucky.”
Youth Orchestras Program
plans final concert
The Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Orchestras Program will hold its final concert of the 2018–2019 Season at 7 p.m. May 20 at the Stevens Center, 405 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem.
The Premiere Strings, led by Ryane Dunnagan and Rachel Watson; the Youth Philharmonic, led by Margaret Rehder; and the Youth Symphony, under the baton of Jessica Morel, will perform.
The Youth Symphony will perform “Pictures at an Exhibition,” by Modest Mussorgsky, arr. by Ravel; Three Short Movements for Orchestra, by Gavin Hunter (a Youth Symphony member, viola); and the first movement of the Clarinet Concerto, No. 1, by Carl Maria von Weber featuring Trenton Smart on clarinet.
The Youth Philharmonic will perform “Ballet Parisien,” by Jacques Offenbach; “The Pink Panther,” by Henry Mancini; and “Superman Returns,” by John Williams. The Premiere Strings will perform “Dragon Dances,” by Soon Hee Newbold; and “Any Way You Want It,” by Neal Schon and Steve Perry.
Admission is free.
Bookmarks will host Elizabeth Cobbs, author of “The Tubman Command,” at 6:30 p.m. May 21 at 634 W. Fourth St. No. 110, Winston-Salem.
Cobbs will be in conversation with James Shields, who works with “Pathway to Freedom,” an outdoor drama about the Underground Railroad that highlights the active abolitionist community of Greensboro.
“The Tubman Command” centers on the bravery and brilliance of Harriett Tubman. In Beaufort, S.C., in 1863, a young Tubman hatched a plan to infiltrate enemy lines and liberate bondsmen, supporting the greatest cause of her era. Praised for its emotional depth and historical accuracy, “The Tubman Command” brings Tubman to life during one of her greatest moments.
Admission is free.
The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds will present a number of events over Memorial Day weekend.
Lee Greenwood will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 24 at the Fairgrounds Annex. Greenwood is known for his hit “God Bless the U.S.A.”
The C&E Gun Show with more than 100 vendors will be held May 25 and 26th in the Education Building at the Fairgrounds. Admission is $12 and includes both days.
Uncle Sam’s Memorial Tribute Display will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 25-27 in the Neil Bolton Home and Garden Building. The display includes the N.C. Moving Wall honoring all N.C. Vietnam War casualties, photos of all Vietnam War casualties within N.C., and photos of the war memorial monuments in all 100 N.C. counties.
Uncle Sam’s Memorial Tribute Wall includes the names of more than 1,600 North Carolinians who did not come home from the Vietnam War. It is accompanied by the pictures and information about each of the veterans.
ARTC Theatre to stage
‘Carrie: the Musical’
ARTC Theatre will present “Carrie: the Musical” at 7:30 p.m. May 24, 25, 31 and June 1, and 3:30 p.m. May 26 and June 2 at 110 W. Seventh St., Winston-Salem. Doors open 30 minutes before the show.
Based on Stephen King’s first novel “Carrie,” the musical follows Carrie’s discovery of her telekinetic powers and their effect on her high school bullies at the prom.
Fiddler’s Grove festival
returns May 24-26
The 96th annual Fiddler’s Grove festival in Union Grove, the longest, continuous running festival of its kind in North America, will be May 24-26.
The fest includes bluegrass entertainment, musical/songwriting workshops, band and individual competition, and a children’s show.
Carolina Blue, a band whose album is currently No. 5 on the bluegrass charts, is the headliner, and Jim Avett will host a songwriting workshop.
Tickets are $20-$50. For a complete schedule and more information, visit Fiddler’s Grove’s Facebook page.
Some of the finest stringed instruments in the Southeast will be on display May 24-26 in Burnsville for the inaugural Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational. The event celebrates hand-built stringed instruments, the artists who craft them and the musicians who play them.
Makers of guitars, mandolins, ukuleles, dulcimers, harps, violins, basses and banjos from N.C., S.C., Tenn., Va. and W.Va. will attend. They will showcase their instruments and lead workshops on songwriting, guitar and ukulele playing, and the luthier craft. Jay Lichty of Lichty Guitars in Tryon serves is the host luthier.
Tickets are $10-$35 at Burnsville Town Center. Workshops require an additional fee. A complete schedule and information is at www.MountainAcoustics.com or 828-682-4285.
For information about Burnsville, including lodging, visit www.Yancey Chamber.com.
‘Lecture Night’ event
returns to Bookmarks
The “Lecture Night in Camel City” series will return to Bookmarks beginning with Julia Skinner at 6:30 p.m. May 25 at 634 W. Fourth St., No. 110, Winston-Salem.
Skinner, author of “Afternoon Tea: A History,” will explore the history of English tea complete with traditional snacks. Skinner is the founder and director of Root, a food history and fermentation organization in Atlanta.
At 7 p.m. June 8 at 7 p.m., National Humanities Award-winning historian Jacqueline Dowd Hall will speak about the Lumpkin sisters, descendants of a prominent slaveholding family who were “estranged and yet forever entangled.” Katharine and Grace Lumpkin reinvented themselves as radical thinkers and activists.
At 7 p.m. June 22, Spring-Serenity Duvall, chair of the Communication and Media Studies Department at Salem College, will discuss contemporary celebrity culture with an emphasis on how young celebrities are manufactured, how fan communities are cultivated, and how young audiences consume and aspire to fame. Duvall is the author of the new book “Celebrity and Youth: Mediated Audiences, Fame Aspirations, and Identity Formation.”
Admission is free. For information, visit www.bookmarksnc.org.
Michael Bennett to play
Reeves Theater in Elkin
The Reeves Theater and Cafe will present Michael Bennett and the “B” String Allstars at 8 p.m. May 25 at 129 W. Main St., Elkin.
Bennett opened The “B” String Guitar Shop in downtown Winston-Salem in 2007. The city has a summer concert series and Bennett was asked to do a show. Over the next 10 years, the show evolved into The Allstars and brought record crowds to the streets to hear their classic rock sound.
The Allstars include Bennett, lead guitar; Jack Atchison, drums, lead vocals; Doug Dennis, bass, vocals; Barry Webb, keyboards, vocals; and Robby Carr, slide guitar.
Tickets are $15 in advance at www.reevestheater.com, $20 at the door.
North Carolina Brass Band
to perform in Greensboro
The North Carolina Brass Band will perform its final concerts of the 2018-19 season, “Carnival!,” at 7:30 p.m. May 25 in the Dana Auditorium in Greensboro, and at 7:30 p.m. May 26 in Brendle Recital Hall, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem.
The performance will include guest artist Vince DiMartino, an internationally renowned trumpet and cornet player.
May 2019 marks the fifth birthday of the band. Brian Meixner is the president and music director.
Tickets are $20, $5 for students and children at www.ncbrassband.org. For information, call 336-340-6764.
Fran Speight featured
in Apple Gallery
The Stokes County Arts Council is presenting work by artist Fran Speight in the Apple Gallery, 500 Main St., Danbury. This of exhibit oils and pastels will be on display until May 31.
Speight worked in local galleries for 33 years as a professional framer. Now retired, she devotes her time to painting and has studied with noted artists Jack Perdue, Debra Paris, Susan Ogilive, Patty Bailey Sheets, and Sharon Grubb.
Admission is free. For information, visit www.stokesarts.org or call 336-593-8159.