First Christian Church Concert Series will present John Pruett, violin; and Regina Pozzi, harpsichord, piano and organ in “Music Through the Ages” at 4 p.m. today, Sept. 9, at 2320 Country Club Road.

Admission is free, and donations will be accepted.

Semilian to perform at Lewisville gathering

The Lewisville Historical Society will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 10 featuring music by Laura Ingram Semilian at Shallowford Square, 6555 Shallowford Road, Lewisville.

Semilian will sing songs of the 1800s, including the eras of the Gold Rush, the migration West and the Civil War. Semilian, who has an operatic voice, dresses in the costume of the era when she performs.

Admission is free. Bring a chair. Call 336-766-5842 for more information.

Kenan Gallery plans exhibit

The Kenan Gallery at the UNC School of the Arts library, will exhibit work by artists with ties to the campus and community Sept. 10-Dec. 7. Work by high school alumna Ingrid Matthews, “Resonance,” will be on the second floor, and “Caprices” by former faculty member Jim Moon will be on the third floor.

Matthews spent the first 20 years as a baroque violinist, performing worldwide while pursuing an eclectic education in the visual arts. In 2013, she began to devote more time to painting.

Born and raised in Winston-Salem, she is the daughter of Clifton Matthews, who retired in 2011 after teaching piano in UNCSA’s School of Music for 43 years.

Moon, a North Carolina-based artist whose career has spanned more than 50 years, founded Asolare Fine Arts Academy in Lexington and has mentored countless artists over the years.

His work is included in public collections nationwide including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City; the New York Public Library; the Northwood Institute in Midland, Mich.; and Georgia Academy of Fine Arts in Calhoun, Ga.

For hours and information, visit

Note: Matthews is also performing in the Salem Bach Festival this week. See story on D1.

WFU Faculty Wind Quintet Concert planned

Wake Forest University Department of Music will present “WFU Faculty Wind Quintet Concert” with Peter Kairoff, piano, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center.

The members of the quintet are Kathryn Levy, flute; Anna Lampidis, oboe; John Sadak, clarinet; Amber Spuller, bassoon; and Robert Campbell, horn. The quintet will be joined by Kairoff, professor of piano and chair of the Department of Music at WFU, in a performance of the Sextet by Ludwig Thuille. The quintet will perform “I Got Rhythm” by George Gershwin and “Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet” by György Ligeti.

Admission is free. For information, call 336-758-2056.

Poet Laureate to speak at festival

The 11th On the Same Page, Ashe County, will run Sept. 10-15 throughout West Jefferson.

Kristin Cooper, the first lady of North Carolina, will present Tracy K. Smith, the Poet Laureate of the United States, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Ashe Civic Center. Smith will tell stories about her journey across rural America in her role as Poet Laureate and read from her poetry collections and memoir.

Award-winning authors will attend the festival, which will includes readings, writing workshops and more.

Books from authors appearing at the fest are for sale at the Ashe County Arts Center and can be borrowed from the Ashe County Library.

Most events are free; some require reservations/tickets. For a schedule, visit www.onthe

Children’s Law Center Birthday Blast

The third annual Children’s Law Center Birthday Blast will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Millennium Center, 101 W. Fifth St.

The Camel City Jazz Orchestra’s sextet with vocalist Diana Tuffin will perform.

The evening recognizes members of our community for service and the work done by the Children’s Law Center. The center provides children with legal advocacy in domestic violence issues, high-conflict custody cases, and the rights of children in public education. The Center’s mission is to increase children’s potential to become emotionally healthy adults by fostering hope and empowerment.

Tickets are $10-$5,000 at

‘The Bookshop’ to screen at Aperture Cinema

Bookmarks and Aperture Cinema will present “The Bookshop,” with Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy, at 6 p.m. Sept. 12, 311 W. Fourth St. After the film, Bookmarks staff will discuss their experiences over the past year after opening an independent bookstore in Winston-Salem.

“The Bookshop” is the story of Florence Green, a widow who risks it all to open a bookstore in a small town that might not want one. The film will play all week.

cancelled - Sawtooth holds ‘Art in the Evening’

Sawtooth School of Visual Art will hold “Art in the Evening,” an open studio event 5-7 p.m. Sept. 13 at 251 N. Spruce St. “Art in the Evening” is a chance to explore Sawtooth’s offerings with demonstrations in its studios.

Attendees who register for a class during the open house will receive a free Sawtooth membership, valued at $35, which provides a class discount.

Admission is free. For information, call 336-723-7395 or visit

Alliance revives ‘Million Dollar Quartet’

Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance will continue its 2018/2019 season with a revival of “Million Dollar Quartet” Sept. 14-30 at 1047 Northwest Blvd.

In December 1956, in a small Memphis recording studio (Sun Records), four icons of music met and had a jam session that changed rock ‘n’ roll forever. They were Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

Gray Smith, Taylor Vaden, Allan Beck, Tommy Jackson, Steve Robinson and Amber Engel star. Artistic director Jamie Lawson will direct.

Tickets, $16-$18, are at 336-723-777 or www.wstheatre, or

Heartland Baroque plans performance

Heartland Baroque will perform “The Winged Lion and the Unremembered Sea” at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

“The Winged Lion and the Unremembered Sea” tells the story of Venice through the music of its 17th-century masters and the words of American humorist Mark Twain. Selections from “The Innocents Abroad,” published in 1869, chronicle Twain’s time in Venice as he journeyed through Europe with a group of Americans.

For information, call 812-360-5263, email or visit

Senior Adult Club plans fall fling

The 14th Street Golden Crown Senior Adult Club will present its Fall Fling 6-10 p.m. Sept. 14 at 2020 NE 14th St.

The theme is “A Night Under the Stars.” It is open to adults 35 and over to listen and dance to oldies music.

Tickets are $8. For information, call 336-788-6327 or 336-721-1288.

Program focuses on history of Forsyth’s newspapers

The Walkertown Area Historical Society will present “Forsyth’s Newspaper History” with Jim Laughrun, former managing editor of the Winston-Salem Journal, at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Walkertown Branch Library, 2969 Main St., Walkertown.

Forsyth County’s newspaper history began in the first week of January 1829, when John Christian Blum and an itinerant printer, H.S. Noble, struck off the first copies of The Weekly Gleaner on a second-hand press in Salem.

Blum had tried to launch the paper in 1827, but the city fathers didn’t approve, fearing that a paper “might have various unpleasant results for local individuals, for the congregation town, and for the Unity (church) itself. ...” A year and a half later, Blum got the go-ahead. In the 189 years since, Forsyth has seen scores of newspapers come and go.

Admission is free. For information, call 336-703-2990.

cancelled/to be rescheduled - RiverRun to screen film projects

RiverRun International Film Festival will screen “The Best of the 2018 Greensboro 48 Hour Film Project” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St.

On July 13, 40 teams of filmmakers assembled in Greensboro. Each team was issued three elements that had to be included in their films: a character, Carrie or Carl Waters, a lifeguard; a bar of soap as a prop; and the line of dialogue, “I know exactly where this is going.” Films were required to be four-seven minutes long, and filmmakers had 48 hours to write and produce them.

“Pierre Poulet” by team Film Flam, with Marie Stone van Vuuren as team leader, won Best Film of Greensboro. Their film will be sent to the international 48 Hour Film Project competition, Filmapalooza, to be screened and judged. From there, 12 films will be chosen for the Short Film Corner at the Cannes International Film Festival.

Tickets are $5 at the door. For information, visit

Brass Band to kick off season

The North Carolina Brass Band will kick off its fifth season with “Epic Brass.” Ashley Hall, concertmaster, will perform a cornet concerto. Brian Meixner will conduct.

Concerts will be at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Dana Auditorium, Greensboro; and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Brendle Recital Hall, Wake Forest University.

The North Carolina Brass Band is a 28-member band composed of brass players and percussionists from throughout N.C., including symphony orchestra musicians, soloists, chamber music professionals, jazz artists, brass and percussion professors at universities and freelance professionals.

Tickets are $20, $5 for students. Visit

POSTPONED TO Oct. 20 - Young artists will show and sell work

The Youth Art Show of Winston-Salem will feature artists, ages 8-18, showing and selling their work 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 15 at MIXXER, 1375 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

The show, organized by Leslie Smith, aims to acknowledge the depth of creativity in local youth and promote the value of creative careers.

Taqueria Luciano’s Taco Truck, Rockin’ Jump games, music by On Demand DJ, and live performances by Headcase, the local, youth rock band and the Kossler Suzuki guitar students will be on site.

Admission is free. Parking is nearby For information, visit or email

Salem Band presents ‘Bernstein Birthday Concert’

Salem Band will present “Bernstein Birthday Concert” 3 p.m. Sept. 16 in Hanes Auditorium, Elberson Fine Arts Center, Salem College. Eileen Young is the music director.

Salem Band will celebrate the music of Leonard Bernstein in the year of his 100th birthday. The program includes “Selections from ‘West Side Story,’” “Slava!,” “Overture to ‘Candide,’” “Make Our Garden Grow,” music from “Wonderful Town” and “Fancy Free,” “Simple Song” and “A Copland Tribute” by Bernstein’s friends and influences, Stephen Sondheim and Aaron Copland. Cristy Brown, vocal soloist, will perform “I Feel a Song Coming On.”

Admission is free.

Lynn Felder

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