Guthrie in Smithfield
Folk music icon Arlo Guthrie is a legendary artist who shares timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs as he carries on the Guthrie family legacy. With his singular voice as both a singer-songwriter and social commentator, he has maintained a dedicated fan base that spans the globe. A celebrated figure in American music, Guthrie connects with communities far and wide leaving a lasting impression of hope and inspiration. Perhaps his most famous song Alices Restaurant, released in 1967, is the epitome of his stellar talent.
Guthrie will bring his unforgettable tribute to the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium-located on the main campus of Johnston Community College-on Thursday, February 7th at 7 p.m. Tickets are $27.50 in advance and available by calling the JCC box office at (919) 209-2099 or online at www.jccperformingarts.com.
One of the nations premier choral ensembles, The Augustana Choir, will be conducting a workshop for Clayton High School vocal students at The Clayton Center on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 between 9:30 and 11 a.m.
The Augustana Choir is a highly selective undergraduate collegiate ensemble from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL under the direction of Dr. Jon Hurty. Over its 81-year history, the Augustana Choir has established a tradition of excellence in performance of a cappella choral literature. The choir has performed all over the world and has sung in nearly every major concert hall in the country, including Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, and The Ordway Theatre and Orchestra Hall in the Twin Cities.
The choir has made numerous recordings, and has performed on commercial and public radio as well as network television. The ensemble also sings regularly on concert series programs and in churches of various denominations. As part of its annual spring tour, The Augustana Choir will be performing at Duke Chapel on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 7pm and has agreed to extend their stay in the Triangle to conduct a choral workshop for high school students at The Clayton Center.
The Augustana Choirs current tour and program information is available at https://www.augustana.edu/x37014.xml. For additional information about Augustana College visit www.augustana.edu.
Cary Artist to Visit JCC
Cary artist Roxanna Rocky Alexander is the visiting artist for the day on Monday, Feb. 11 at Johnston Community College.
Alexander is scheduled to demonstrate painting techniques and talk about materials from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Room B103 of the Arts Building on the main campus in Smithfield. Members of the public are welcome to pop in at any time during the scheduled event to interact with Alexander.
A graduate of Utah State University, Alexander spent 20 years in the Denver, Colorado area painting and teaching watercolors before moving to North Carolina. A founding member of the Fine Arts League of Cary, she teaches painting for the town of Cary.
Also, artwork of Thurmond Goins, a JCC graduate and current art student at North Carolina Central University, is currently on display in the Frank Creech Art Gallery during the month of February. The exhibit showcases about 20 pieces of art from a variety of mediums created by Goins and his peers from NCCU.
The gallery, which is located in the Arts Building at JCC, is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.