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Fright Night ’09 at The ArtsCenter | Oct 31

The ArtsCenter is taking Teen Nightlife by storm with the arrival of Fright Night ’09.  The ArtsCenter in downtown Carrboro has announced plans to throw the Triangle’s best and most shocking teen Halloween happening ever!  On October 31, 2009, teens will experience Fright Night ‘09 as a night to remember.

Popular bands Cole Park, The Verge and Old 86 are slated to perform; there will be a dance party with DJ Doom, old horror movies, costume contests, Halloween concessions and photo booths to celebrate this unforgettable night.

Hosted by the Youth Performing Arts Conservatory at The ArtsCenter, Fright Night ’09 is offered as a safe, secure, substance-free party for teens.  Rules of conduct at the event will be strictly enforced by on-site security.

ABOUT THE YOUTH PERFORMING ARTS CONSERVATORY (YPAC)
Housed at The ArtsCenter, YPAC is a performing arts program for students in grades 1-12.  Since the fall of 2005, YPAC has provided performing arts instruction for hundreds of students in Chapel Hill/Carrboro and the surrounding area.  Opportunities for students include acting, musical theatre, dance, vocal performance, stage combat, on-camera acting, Shakespeare, audition techniques, comedy technique, voice-over work and improvisation. YPAC collaborates each summer with PlayMakers Repertory Company in offering the Summer Youth Conservatory and with ArtsCenter Stage each December in offering a holiday production.  Future plans include the formation of the Youth Performing Arts Company offering plays and musicals performed by students for kids, teens and families.

Cole Park with (left to right) Wesley Broome, Matt Phillips, Alex Blum and Gabe Smiley

Cole Park with (left to right) Wesley Broome, Matt Phillips, Alex Blum and Gabe Smiley

ABOUT COLE PARK
Cole Park was formed when Matt Phillips and Gabe Smiley began playing music together.  They started writing together in a rock band club at Woods Charter School. After many amazing jams, Matt and Gabe played the school talent show with Wesley Broome. Shortly thereafter, they realized that their combined musical power was too great to be individual entities and the band was born.  At Hope Creek Church’s Boo Bash Battle of the Bands they gained their final member, Alex Blum.  They are Cole Park, named after the beloved shopping center where the band members went to school.

The Verge with (left to right) Shan Nagar, Elijah Fox Peck, Jared Anderson, Harry Burr

The Verge with (left to right) Shan Nagar, Elijah Fox Peck, Jared Anderson, Harry Burr

ABOUT THE VERGE
In 2007, at the young ages of twelve and fourteen, four talented musicians came together to form The Verge.  Since then they have created a distinctive and addictive sound that has moved audiences of all ages.  Their original music and lyrics are generated by their natural creativity resulting in a magical mixture of Rock and Jazz.  Inspired by bands such as Coldplay, S.R.V, John Mayer and The Kooks.  The Verge has played at the Cats Cradle, Hillsborough, UNC and a variety of other organized events. Don’t miss an opportunity to experience this wonderful sound composition.

Old 86 with (left to right) Mie Hirschfield, Joe MacPhail, Neal Dempsey, Christopher Stevens-Brown, Daniel Fields

Old 86 with (left to right) Mie Hirschfield, Joe MacPhail, Neal Dempsey, Christopher Stevens-Brown, Daniel Fields

ABOUT OLD 86
Old 86 was born in the Summer of 2007, and since then the members have been constantly honing their live show, which ventures from zydeco-influenced 50’s rock to low down blues to intense psychedelia that has been known to blow minds. Whether it is the hard-rocking keys and drumming of Joe Macphail, the funky rhythms of bassist Neal Dempsey, the smooth saxophone and violin of Mie Hirschfield, or the dual-guitar attack of Daniel Fields and Chris Brown, their music is guaranteed to be what former Squirrel Nut Zipper Tom Maxwell calls “a damn good time”. Old 86 has played on WUNC’s The State of Things and The Cat’s Cradle on several occasions. They are constantly improving, so every time you see them will be even better than the last.

WHO: Teens 13-18
WHAT: Fright Night ‘09
WHERE: THE ARTSCENTER 300 East Main Street, Carrboro, NC
WHEN: October 31, 2009 8:00pm-12:00am
TICKETS: $5 available online at www.artscenterlive.org or 929-2787 ext 201

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