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Arts Notes: July 24

Singer at Chef’s Palette

Tori Vazquez will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Chef’s Palette Restaurant and Bar, 3460 Ten-Ten Road, Cary. For details, go to

‘The Hollow Crown’

“The Hollow Crown,” a show about the kings and queens of England by hiSTORYstage, will be performed at 6:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 1 to 4, at the Sertoma Amphitheatre in Bond Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. A $10 donation is requested.

For tickets, call 1-800-838-3006 or go to For more information, call 919-339-1558.

Cary Players host ‘Nunsense’ auditions

Cary Players Community Theatre Company will host auditions for the musical “Nunsense” at 6:45 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 5 and 6, with callbacks on Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. For details, go to or email

Reception for outdoor sculpture

The reception for an outdoor sculpture exhibition will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. The event will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. Tickets are $40.

For tickets, call 1-800-514-3849 or go to

Triangle Academy of Dance open house

The Triangle Academy of Dance will host an open house with free trial dance classes from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 10, at 2918 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. There will be refreshments, face painting and the chance to meet Disney princesses. For more information, go to

Depot Concert Series at The Halle

The Halle Cultural Arts Center kicked off the 2013 Depot Concert Series this month. The free outdoor concerts will continue once a month through October in the parking lot of the Historic Train Depot at 220 N. Salem St. All shows begin at 7 p.m. Alcohol and pets are prohibited. Here’s the schedule:

Saturday, Aug. 3: The Kickin’ Grass Band

Saturday, Aug. 17: Sweet Potato Pie.

Saturday, Sept. 14: Shine.

Friday, Oct. 11: Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line.

For details, go to

Swift Creek performance

Swift Creek will perform from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at “Pickin’ in the Pines” at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary.

Willie Nelson concert

Willie Nelson will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets are on sale at the venue from noon to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays or at For details, call 919-462-2025 or go to

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly

Maze will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Advance lawn tickets are $44.50, reserved and table seat tickets are $54.50, and lawn tickets the day of the show are $54.50. For tickets, call 800-514-3849 or go to

Apex Jazz Festival

The Apex Downtown Business Association’s third annual Apex Jazz Festival will be on Saturday, Sept. 21, in downtown Apex. Artists will perform along Salem Street. Tickets are $10 and include entry to all participating venues. Sponsors and volunteers are needed for the festival.

For tickets or details about sponsoring or volunteering, go to