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Arts Notes: Feb. 15

Eliot Bronson, an Americana singer, will talk about his music and share stories alongside Dean Fields and Boone at the Songwriters Showcase Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Cary Arts Center.
Eliot Bronson, an Americana singer, will talk about his music and share stories alongside Dean Fields and Boone at the Songwriters Showcase Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Cary Arts Center.

2015 Statewide Poetry Contest

The 2015 Statewide Poetry Contest is accepting entries, which must be postmarked by Wednesday, Feb. 25, and sent to the N.C. State Poetry Contest, Campus Box 8015, English Department, N.C. State University, Raleigh NC 27695-8105. For details, go to bit.ly/LEuKTG.

Entries must be typed, four pages or shorter, one to three poems and not submitted to previous Statewide Poetry Contests. Do not include your name on the poems, so that they can be judged anonymously. Attach a separate sheet of paper with your name, address, phone number and email address.

The grand prize winner of a $500 prize and four honorable mentions will be announced at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in Caldwell Lounge in Caldwell Hall at N.C. State University. Caldwell Hall is on Hillsborough Street across from Bruegger’s.

Violinist concert

Brian Reagin, violinist and Concertmaster of the North Carolina Symphony, will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, in the last concert of the series at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. Tickets cost $15 at the Cary Arts Center box office, 101 Dry Ave., or through www.etix.com. For details, go to www.friendsofpagewalker.org.

Annie Moses Band

The Annie Moses Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. The Cary Youth Chorale will perform in the lobby before the show. Tickets cost $26 for adults, $24 for ages 55 and older and $88 for a pack of four. For details, call 919-462-2055 or go to www.townofcary.org.

The Green Level Entertainers

The bluegrass band will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, in the Six Strings concert series, at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St. Tickets are $10 to $25 at www.etix.com. For details, go to www.sixstringpresents.com.

Call for artists

Cary Visual Art and Transitions LifeCare are looking for artists for an art therapy workshop with teenagers who are coping with grief. The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 20. For details, go to caryvisualart.org.

‘The Best of Love Bits & Bites’

The Cary Players present a compilation of theatrical scenes about love at the Page-Walker Art & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, and Saturday, Feb. 21, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22. Tickets cost $25, including dessert at intermission. For details, go to www.caryplayers.org.

‘The Sounds of History’

The Halle Cultural Arts Center presents “The Sounds of History” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at 237 N. Salem St. Tickets cost $20 at www.etix.com.

Songwriters Showcase

The Songwriters Showcase featuring Eliot Bronson, Dean Fields and Boone will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. The musicians will exchange songs and stories onstage. Tickets cost $20 at the Cary Arts Center, www.etix.com or www.sixstringpresents.com.

‘Art55’

A reception for “Art55,” artwork by Cary residents age 55 and older, will be from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place.

‘The Secret Garden’

Applause! Cary Youth Theatre will present “The Secret Garden” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors and $5 for children 5 and younger at the Cary Arts Center box office or www.etix.com.

Call for artists

The Cary Gallery of Artists will accept entries for the seventh annual “Small Treasures” juried exhibit through Friday, March 6. The exhibit will be displayed from Thursday, March 26, through Saturday, April 18. The first place award is $250, second place is $150 and third place is $100. For details, go to www.carygalleryofartists.org.

En Plein Air Paint-Off

Fuquay-Varina’s fourth annual En Plein Air Paint-Off’s organizers are accepting applications from artists through Friday, March 13, for the paint-off on Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18. Artists must be high school aged or older, and online applications require three images of original work. For details, go to www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com.

Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys

The Michigan roots ensemble will present a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. The band is touring in support of their new release, “Ionia.” For details, go to www.thehalle.org.

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Cary Visual Art will accept entries for the annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition through Friday, March 20. Sculptures will be on display from July 2015 through June 2016.

Applicants must be 18 or older and live in the U.S. There is a $35 application fee for every two sculptures submitted; the $35 fee also applies to entry of a single sculpture. For details, go to caryvisualart.org.

‘Super Cooled Flow’ reception

A reception for the “Super Cooled Flow” series of glass sculptures by Jean Cheely will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary.

‘World Music 4.0’

The Concert Singers of Cary Symphonic Choir, guitarist Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band will present the fourth installment of the “World Music” series of concerts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and free for students with ID. For details, go to concertsingers.org.

‘The Best is Yet to Come’

The Route 55 Jazz Orchestra will present “The Best is Yet to Come” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students at www.etix.com.

Route 55 Jazz Orchestra

Route 55 Jazz Orchestra will present “The Best is Yet to Come” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students at www.etix.com.

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