Here’s the lineup for the 2015-16 Palladian Series at The Clayton Center:
Oct. 24 – Annie Moses Band, classically trained musicians who blend Appalachian bluegrass, Irish fiddle, classical themes and roots music.
Nov. 7 – jazz guitarists Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo.
Dec. 12 – 3 Redneck Tenors presenting their Christmas show.
Feb. 13 – Franc D’Ambrosio, who played the Phantom in regional productions of “The Phantom of the Opera,” will sing Broadway tunes.
March 12 – country and blues artist Lee Roy Parnell.
April 30 – gospel artist Mike Farris, who won a Grammy this year for Best Roots Gospel Album.
All shows begin at 8 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. For tickets, call the box office at 919-553-1737 or visit theclaytoncenter.com. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Here’s the lineup for the 2015 Clayton Piano Festival at the Wagner House, 121 E. Main St., Clayton.
Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. – “Night of the Living Composers.” Pianist and festival organizer Jonathan Levin will perform horror movie numbers and other menacing music. In addition to the concert, the evening will feature a masked ball, dinner, costume contest and dessert reception.
Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. – “In the Gardens of Spain,” with Baylor University professor Dr. Paul Sanchez, an expert in Spanish music. He will perform works by Isaac Albeniz and Enrique Granados.
Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. – “From Russia with Love,” featuring Russian-born pianist Yana Reznik, who will perform Russian favorites, including selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” and preludes by Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hopper Piano Studio in Raleigh – “Beethoven and Why the Piano Matters.” Author, teacher and broadcaster David Dubal will host this look at the life and works of Ludwig van Beethoven, with live performances by Russian-born pianist Michael Bulychev-Okser.
Ticket prices vary. For reservations, call 919-550-0065. To learn more about the festival, visit www.claytonpianofestival.org.
American Music Jubilee
Here are upcoming performances of the American Music Jubilee, the variety show at The Rudy theater, 300 N. Raiford St., Selma: 1:40 p.m. Sept. 19 and 1:40 p.m. Sept. 26. Gaylon Pope and Sweet Water will perform at 7:45 p.m. Sept. 19. For ticket information, call 877-843-7839 or visit amjubilee.com.
Here’s the lineup for the 2015-2016 Broadway Voices series at the Garner Performing Arts Center, 742 W. Garner Road, Garner.
Nov. 21 – Carly Hughes, who has performed in “Chicago,” “Pippin” and “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.”
Jan. 30 – Hugh Panaro, “Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Miserables” and “Side Show.”
April 30 – David Burnham, “Wicked,” “Light in the Piazza” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”
All shows start at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, visit garnerperformingartscenter.com or call 919-661-4602 between 1:30 and 5 p.m. weekdays.
Painting, pottery in Selma
The Selma Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled the following arts events:
Summer paint party – Tuesday, Sept. 22. Paint an acorn, pumpkin or snowman cutout. The cost is $25. To reserve a seat, call You Define Art at 919-749-8720.
Pottery camp for kids – 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 19. Kids will paint a piece of pottery. The cost is $16, and the deadline to register is Sept. 11. For more information, call 919-975-1411.
Pottery camp for adults – 3-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14. Adults will paint a tray. The cost is $25, and the deadline to register is Sept. 4. For more information, call 919-975-1411.
Pottery camp for adults 55 and older – 3-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14. Seniors will paint an owl using the bubble technique. The deadline to register is Sept. 4. For more information, call 919-975-1411.
Gaylon Pope in Selma
Gaylon Pope and SweetWater will perform Sept. 19 at The Rudy theater in Selma. Pope is a former vocalist and emcee for the American Music Jubilee. For ticket information, call 919-202-9927.
Country music in Selma
Here are upcoming shows at the Ice House Theatre, 112 N. Webb St., Selma: “Austin City Limits” star Dale Watson, Sept. 15; Kelley and The Cowboys, Sept. 18; Jonathan Parker, Sept. 29; and Andy Vaughan and the Driveline, Oct. 2. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, call 919-631-3797 or visit icehouseselma.com.
The Johnston County Music Association will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Neighborhood Academy of Music, 112 Butternut Lane, Clayton. For more information, call 919-359-3473.
Comedy in Smithfield
Here are remaining performances of “Seniors of the Sahara,” a Neuse Little Theatre production at The Hut on Front Street in downtown Smithfield. 3 p.m. Sept. 13 and 8 p.m. Sept. 18-19. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door. For reservations, call 919-934-1873. Auditions for the musical “Something’s Afoot” are set for 7 p.m. Sept. 21-22, also at The Hut.
Chorale seeking voices for Christmas show
The Johnston County Chorale is seeking high school students and adults to sing in its Christmas show. Registration is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays at First Baptist Church, 202 S. Fourth St., Smithfield. Note: Auditions are not required. The registration fee is $35 for adults and $25 for students. The Christmas show will be Dec. 19 in Clayton. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Drawing for adults
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department will offer a drawing class for adults. A morning session will begin Sept. 15 and will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. An evening session, also starting Sept. 15, will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The cost is $40 for Clayton residents and $55 for nonresidents. For more information, call 919-553-1550.
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