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February 2015

Company Carolina Presents “The Last Five Years”

February 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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running Jan. 23 - Feb. 1

The Last Five Years, a two-person one act musical written by Jason Robert Brown, explores the five year relationship between Cathy Hiatt, an aspiring actress, and Jamie Wellerstein, a successful novelist in New York City. The two tell their story of the relationship: one chronologically and one reverse chronologically. This moving show explores themes of compromise, sacrifice, loss, and love. $7 Advance, $5 Student/Friends, $10 Day of Show.  

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The Holland Brothers & Big Fat Gap

February 5 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Singing close harmony that immediately brings to mind the Everly Brothers, these brothers operate as you would expect twins to: they are seamless in their presentation and their precision draws the crowd in. Supporting their singing with a solid acoustic foundation (Michael expertly finger-picking an old Harmony 12-string that Guitar Gabriel used to play, while Mark covers rhythm on a Guild 6-string), Mark handles the melodies on a racked and sometimes not-racked harmonica. The music is upbeat and solid and…

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Seldom Scene

February 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

After 42 years, The Seldom Scene are enjoying a glorious new period of musical relevancy and excitement. The band that defined bluegrass music of the 1970s with John Starling as lead vocalist has matured into its 21st Century form with Dudley Connell front and center. It has been a long trip, but no longer strange – today’s Seldom Scene is simply a terrific band that extends a great tradition. To me its seems just the other day that I sat…

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15 general, 12 senior, 10 student/ArtsCenter Friend

Transactors Improv: “The Love Show”

February 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

It’s time to climb aboard the love roller coaster! Transactors’ The Love Show is an improvised look at the ups and downs of romantic relationships. Are we screaming from joy, fear, or something else? The two-act show features short and long improvised scenes, all based on audience suggestions and all focused on love. The first act is unrelated scenes, featuring music with pianist Glenn Mehrbach. The second part is a long form, an unscripted play comprised of interrelated scenes. “Romantic…

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$15 regular tickets, $10 student tickets

NC Comedy Arts Festival: Emo Phillips

February 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Emo Philips is one of the recent standards of American comedy, an incredible entertainer born in the suburbs of Chicago. His work influenced Jim Carrey, Demetri Martin, Patton Oswalt, Mitch Hedberg and Bo Burnham. Philips has performed thousands of shows and found time to record three comedy albums. His album E=mo² won the 1985 New Music Award for best comedy album. It was later re-released along with his LIVE at the Hasty Pudding Theatre album on a single CD. He…

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$15 regular tickets, $10 student tickets

NC Comedy Arts Festival: Show & Tell

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Storytelling you have to see to believe. Hear the stories of favorite records, inherited books, beloved dolls, found instruments. The only show where storytellers let you see and feel the objects that changed their lives. For this festival show, Show & Tell is proud to partner with UNC’s Southern Cultures Journal. This special show, themed “Bless Your Heart,” will feature stories of love, friendship, and plenty of Southern sass. Don’t miss! Featured Storytellers: Michael Muhammad Knight Michael Muhammad Knight is…

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$18-$26

Solas

February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Solas is an Irish-American musical group formed in 1994, playing Irish traditional music as well as original compositions. In recent albums, they have demonstrated an inclination towards country music. Come enjoy this unique group for an evening of fantastic music. “There is something very magical and harmonious about the way this band works nowadays that only enhances the thoughtful and sophisticated melodies and rhythms their music provides for their audience”. -Paul Keating, IrishCentral Advance: $22, Friends/Students Advance: $18, Day of…

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May 2015

South Carolina Broadcasters

May 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“The South Carolina Broadcasters are not just another group dipping into the deep pool of traditional music in hopes of being trendy. Nearly every facet of the group is subservient to the style of music they present. Hailing from Charleston, S.C., but with roots in the sacred Mt. Airy region, they are a three-piece group, comprising David Sheppard on guitar, Ivy Sheppard on fiddle and banjo and relative newcomer Sarah Osborne on banjo and guitar. They each provide vocals to…

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