Triad Arts Weekend: March 1, 2013
This week on Triad Arts Weekend, David delves into film, comedy, a new variation on Romeo and Juliet, and new music from Caleb Caudle. And check out our new feature: extended audio of complete interviews!
Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery
Wake Forest University’s Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery is gearing up for 3/3/3/13: a fascinating series of video presentations by three different artists. Marek Ranis will present Kivanrepu, a formally simple but relentlessly disquieting work alluding to climate change. Film and video artists Eve Sussman and Simon Lee will present Berlin which involves recording the facades of buildings while revealing hints of the activities of their occupants. Simon Lee will also show Where is the Black Beast?, an emotionally charged four-channel video installation, based on the recited poetry of Ted Hughes and utilizing found images with sound by bass guitarist and composer Algis Kizys. The video installations will be exhibited at Wake Forest University’s Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery opening Thursday, February 28 at 5pm. Simon spoke with David Ford by phone from his home in Brooklyn, New York.
The Triad Jewish Film Festival in Greensboro runs this Saturday, March 2 through the 16th building bridges of understanding by showcasing Jewish identity through six wonderful contrasting films, community outreach, and comedy. On Thursday the 14th at 7:30, The Simpsons writer/producer and 4-time Emmy Award winner Mike Reiss will present “Jews in Toons: An Animated Evening” at Temple Emanuel. It’ll be a hilarious night of entertainment featuring rare clips and inside stories from one of the longest running shows in TV history. Mike was a writer for The Tonight Show and sitcoms before his work with the Simpsons began 25 years ago. He spoke with David by phone from his home in Manhattan.
Arts Based School Performs Romeo and Juliet on the Border
You’ve probably heard of Romeo & Juliet, but what about Romeo & Juliet on the Border? This “Living Textbook” production was created by Arts Based School Arts Director Mary Siebert to blend a slew of core curriculum requirements from a variety of disciplines into one fantastic production. That production is Romeo & Juliet on the Border, and it’s great fun for ABES students and audiences. The one-hour production runs this Wednesday and Thursday night at 7:00pm in The Arts Council Theatre in Winston-Salem. Mary stopped by with student actors Gary Whitt, who plays Romeo, Sophie Garau who plays Juliet, sopranos Ruth Kelly, Emily Brooks, boy soprano Ben LeFevre and violinist Vivian Mayers for an in-studio performance and interview.
Kairoff at the Keyboard
We’ve all heard of Mozart, but what exactly is sonata form? Our sonata form sheriff and Steinway Artist Mr. Peter Kairoff is back at the keyboard to help us better understand classical music.
That about says it all, and you can hear it live before Caleb and his band take it on the road for an extensive national tour to California and back. The tour kicks off next Friday, March 1 at the Garage in Winston-Salem. Caleb’s sparse roots-rock arrangements include fiddle and background vocal harmonies of singer-songwriter Haley Dreis, and full band. All of the songs on Tobacco Town were written or co-written by Caleb. He and Haley recently joined David Ford live in Studio A along with guitarist Dusty Redmon.