Entertainment calendar, High Points This Week (Feb. 21-27, 2013)
HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY Chamber Singers is in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Christ United Methodist Church, 1300 N. College Drive. The student ensemble is led by Marc Ashley Foster. In March 2011, the group was invited to sing at Carnegie Hall in New York. The concert opens the 2013 Piedmont Artists season, which this year is composed of five concerts: Triad Early Music Society on March 3, N.C. Harp Ensemble on March 17, jazz and classical pianist John Salmon on April 28 and High Point Community Chorus on May 19. Concerts are free; Piedmont Artists is an affiliate group of the High Point Area Arts Council. www.piedmontartists.wordpress.com
CAROLINA BRASS gives a concert at 7:30 tonight at First Baptist Church, 405 N. Main St. The chamber music group performs classical and contemporary works, including medieval, Renaissance, pops, Broadway, jazz, Dixieland and big band music. The concert is the third in the four-concert High Point Community Concert Association season. Admission is by $65 season ticket, which can be used for any combination of performances. 886-8100
“THEN SINGS MY SOUL: Songs and Spirituals from the American Experience” will be performed 6-7 tonight in Reich Auditorium at Davidson County Community College in Thomasville. The program is composed of pieces reflecting the musical history of America, including spirituals, Broadway songs and “I Have a Dream,” which includes text from the famous speech by Martin Luther King Jr. It features vocalist Cheryse McLeod Lewis, accompanied by Jonathan Emmons. Lewis, a mezzo-soprano, performs as a soloist with orchestras and at festivals. She recently released a solo album, “Spirituals.” Emmons is a conductor, pianist and organist. Admission is free; reservations are required (224-4680, email firstname.lastname@example.org)
A GUITAR concert by high school students at Penn-Griffin School for the Arts will be held at 7 tonight in Burford Auditorium, 825 Washington St.
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GAMERS UNLIMITED will be held 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. The new gaming series allows those age 14 and older to play video games (console and PC), card games and board games. The series includes tournaments and how-to workshops. Free, 883-8512
AL YOUNTZ and Carlos Valencia perform at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Joke Factory Comedy Club, High Point Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 135 S. Main St. $10, 889-8888, www.jokefactorycomedyclub.com
IMPROVISATIONAL comedy by the Winston-Salem group Nekkid Feet will be performed 7:30-9 p.m. Friday at North Carolina Shakespeare Festival’s Spirit Center, 807 W. Ward Ave. The group performs stand-up based on audience suggestions. Admission is for those age 18 and older. Beer, wine and other refreshments will be for sale. $10
CREED SMITH exhibits his paintings through February in the lobby of High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. Smith had a stroke 23 years ago and lose use of the right side of his body. After he recovered, he began taking painting classes at Roy B. Culler Jr. Senior Center and has continued to paint.
DAVIDSON COUNTY Community College sponsors the following free events on its Thomasville campus:
• Program by The Beast, an indie hip-hop and progressive jazz quartet, that includes a discussion of African-American music and performance —12:30-1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Conference Center;
• “How To Write Your Own Obituary,” a humorous and serious video and program by Brad Meltzer, New York times best-selling author of “The Inner Circle,” several other bestselling thrillers and several nonfiction best-sellers — 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and March 1 and1-2:30 p.m. March 15, Reich Auditorium.