Entertainment calendar, High Points This Week (Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2013)

Aug. 28, 2013 @ 11:27 PM

Festival

JOHN COLTRANE International Jazz & Blues Festival will be held Saturday at Oak Hollow Festival Park, 1841 Eastchester Drive. Gates open at noon. Music ends approximately 10-10:30 p.m. This year’s headliner is jazz vocalist and instrumentalist Al Jarreau. The lineup also includes Dave Koz and Friends (Koz, Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot); up-and-comer Christian Scott; Music Maker Blues Revue (Ironing Board Sam, Pat Wilder, Major Handy); and the North Carolina Coltrane All*Star Band, composed of local musicians. Tickets are $60 for advance general admission, $70 at the gate, $100 for VIP, which includes free parking, two drink tickets, assigned seating in front of stage, access to VIP tent and a meal. They are available online at Etix.com and in High Point at the High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave., 887-3001; and Amoroso’s Bakery, 5824 Samet Drive, Suite 190, 553-2708. www.coltranejazzfest.com

Author

TERRI BLACKSTOCK speaks at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. She is a New York Times best-selling author who has been a novelist for more than 25 years, and she is best known for her inspirational fiction. Her latest series, the “Intervention” series, includes “Intervention,” “Vicious Cycle” and “Downfall.” Other novels are “Predator” and “Double Minds.” Blackstock is in High Point participating in the Writer’s Police Academy, which will be held Sept. 5-8. At the academy, crime and mystery writers from throughout the United States are able to observe and interact with law enforcement agencies in order to write with more authenticity. The Wednesday program is free.

Artists

STUDENTS of art teacher Hilda Perez at Roy B. Culler Jr. Senior Center will be honored at a reception 6-7 p.m. today at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. Their works have been on exhibit this month. They are in a variety of media, and they are for sale.