Month: May 2012
The International Bluegrass Music Association announced its plans today to move its World of Bluegrass events to Raleigh, North Carolina for the next three years, 2013-2015. World of Bluegrass Week includes the four-day IBMA Business Conference, the International Bluegrass Music Awards Show, and the three-day Bluegrass Fan Fest. The annual industry summit/bluegrass family reunion draws… Read More ›
May is National Egg month and to celebrate I took the kids to the Sumner-Byrd Farm and Hatchery in Holly Springs. What fun we had! In addition to receiving a great tour of the farm/hatchery, Roy and David loaded us down with some fresh chicken and quail eggs.
University Theatre at N.C. State will present “Fallen Angels,” an effervescent romantic comedy by English actor and playwright Sir Noël Peirce Coward (1899-1973), on May 24-27 and 30 and June 2-3, 7, and 10 as part of TheatreFest 2012: A Knockout Season of Dueling Duos. The show will be staged in the Titmus Theatre in Frank Thompson Hall on the NCSU campus.
Broadway Series South is bringing “Riverdance: The Farewell Tour,” that thunderous — and truly spectacular — celebration of Irish music, song, and dance, back to Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts for five (more) farewell performances on May 25-27. Having introduced Irish stepdancing to much of the world where it was heretofore unknown and thereby delighted millions of people around the globe, the show embarked on its current North American Farewell Tour way back in 2008. (“Riverdance” first bid Raleigh adieu on April 29-May 4, 2008; and said goodbye again to Broadway Series South patrons again on May 4-9, 2010.)
According to the Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia: “Daniel MacIvor’s ‘In on It’ … is a realization of the imaginative potential of ‘poor theatre.’ Two actors and a jacket on a bare stage evoke a world of love and loss; the ‘things that happen out of careful planning’ and the ‘things that happen over which we have no control’ — the arbitrary, unintentional, optional, life-changing things…. [This 2001 play] is a highly entertaining, engrossing, heart-breaking work — moving from intimate conversational style to histrionics, from ironic reflection and criticism to candid confession, from melodrama and parody to minimalist suggestive gesture. In on It makes you glad to be ‘in on’ this play — alive and at the theatre.”