Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture, Book by Kevin DelAguila, Music and Lyrics by George Noriega and Joel Someillan. March 23rd and 24th at 7:30 pm Admission: Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at (252) 633-0567 or by ordering online at the link. Advance $14, Door $16, Students and Active Duty Military $10, Plus tax
Cy Coleman was a musical prodigy who gave piano recitals at Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, and Steinway Hall before the age of nine. Despite early success in jazz and classical music, Coleman decided to build his career in popular music, teaming up with many of the day’s best songwriters. Early hits include “Witchcraft” and “The Best is Yet To Come.” Coleman would join the Broadway scenes in 1960 with “Wildcat,” starring at the time unknown Lucille Ball. His career and involvement in Broadway would last in his death in 2004. Notable songs from his catalog include “Hey Look Me Over,” “Big Spender,” “Where Am I Going,” and “The Colors of My Life.” Andrea Owens is a singing, songwriting, actress and fiber artist. A native of Rockport, Massachusetts, she studied dramatic arts and vocal performance at Emerson College in Boston and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Recently she was the Managing Director of Ratio Theatre Company, where she was also a member of the acting ensemble and was featured in the casts of Let’s Fly Away, Songs for a New World, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and Side by Side by Sondheim. Most recently Andrea played the role of Abuela Claudia in New Bern Civic Theater’s production of In the Heights. Phil Owens studied guitar with Mick Goodrick of the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts, where he was a featured performer in many Boston area jazz clubs in the 1970’s. He was a frequent performer at the Central...
Come, celebrate 100 years of recorded music. It’s a Century of jazz, pop, and R & B. Hear your Favorites, Gershwin, Ellington and especially- Sinatra. Seating begins 45 minutes before each performance. Admission: Single Concert Tickets are $30, Membership Series Price is $80 for 4 concerts, or Patron Member Price is $95 for 4 concerts. Tickets are available for purchase at the Bank of the Arts, Fuller’s Music and at the door. You can also purchase tickets online at, http://cravenconcertsinc.org/online%20orders.html or by phone at (252) 637-1119.
The New Bern Historical Society is thrilled to announce the return of famed musician Livingston Taylor for their annual fundraising concert at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center on April 12. This dynamic and personable performer’s career includes performance, songwriting, and teaching. He has many top-40 hits: “I Will Be in Love with You”, “I’ll Come Running”, “I Can Dream of You” and “Boatman”, the last two recorded by his brother James. He has shared with stage with major artists such as Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, Jimmy Buffet and Jethro Tull. As a professor at Berklee College of Music, he has mentored hot new talents including Gavin DeGraw, John Mayer, and Charlie Puth. Livingston Taylor is the fourth child in a very musical family that includes brother James Taylor, sister Kate and brother Hugh. Described as “equal parts Mark Twain, college professor and musical icon – an icon who is a large part of America’s first music family,” Taylor was born in Boston and raised in North Carolina. New Bern is glad to welcome him back to his North Carolina heritage and the home of his ancestor who built the Isaac Taylor House downtown on Craven Street. Livingston Taylor has been described as “an airplane-flying, motorbike-riding, singing-guitar/piano-man, dead set on enriching the world he inhabits.” New Bern Historical Society’s Executive Director Mickey Miller looks forward to his show. “Liv Taylor has a special spark and an uncanny connection to his audiences. Folks have been asking us to bring...
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ArtWalk is a fun, casual celebration of art and community in downtown New Bern, held every second Friday of each month (yes, even in winter!). It begins at 5 p.m. and usually goes till 8 p.m.–but on warm summer nights, it has been known to go on until 10 o’clock. You’re invited to stroll along the sidewalks, drop in on shops and galleries, and dine at one of many fine restaurants and lively taverns on your way.
A refreshing, contemporary telling of the classic story. Stern Marilla and her warm-hearted brother Matthew hoped to adopt a boy to work on their farm. But the orphanage sends young, befreckled Anne by mistake, and their lives will never be the same. Her warmth and wit affect everyone around her – even, eventually, the cold Marilla. We follow Anne through her rebellious years, her transformation into a young woman, and her romantic pairing with Gilbert. This play has been charming audiences around the world. “Anne of Green Gables (Ashby Non-Musical)” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. By Sylvia Ashby Based on the book by L. M. Montgomery April 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st at 7:30 pm April 15th and 22nd at 3:00 pm Admission: $13.00 in advance, $16.00 at door, $10.00 for students w/ valid I.D.
The 10th Annual East Carolina Pottery Festival will be held Saturday, April 14th, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the North Carolina History Center in downtown New Bern, North Carolina. Over 50 local potters will gather at the North Carolina History Center to exhibit and sell their pottery and demonstrate various throwing and building techniques. Many well-known potters from Wilmington to Elizabeth City and Beaufort to Asheville will display their unique talents in clay and share their original pieces. This show is sure to be a great time for everyone who loves pottery in a beautiful, historic setting. Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
In March 1971 Time Magazine featured a bright cover with the words “The New Rock: Bittersweet and Low,” above a portrait of James Taylor. The epitome of the singer/songwriter, Taylor’s career has spanned four decades, 17 studio albums, and near constant touring. He is the recipient of five Grammy Awards and is considered one of the best selling musicians in the world with over 100 million sales worldwide. Hits include “Fire and Rain,” “Carolina in My Mind,” “Country Road,” and “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight.” James Taylor Preformed by The Heather Pierson Trio. The Heather Pierson Trio burst onto the national folk scene in 2015 with their debut EP, “Still She Will Fly.” It features the multi‐genre songwriting, instrumental arrangements and stirring three-part vocal harmonies. The title track was the #2 single on Folk radio in 2015. Heather Pierson (lead vocals, piano) is an award-winning singer/songwriter and performer. With eight previous solo recordings, Heather’s wise-beyond-her-years songwriting, angelic voice, and world-class chops have catapulted her into the spotlight. Davy Sturtevant (cornet, dobro, fiddle, mandolin, harmony vocals) is a veteran touring artist, songwriter, and performer. Armed with a gorgeous tenor voice, Davy is at once a witty, thoughtful and engaging musical presence. Shawn Nadeau (bass, harmony vocals) brings a rock solid thump and nearly two decades of performing experience to the trio, informed by a wide spectrum of unique rhythmic and melodic sensibilities ranging from rockabilly to reggae to jazz. Admission: $15 for Craven Arts Council Members, $20 for Nonmembers **All tickets purchased online...
Mendelssohn’s romantic “Scottish” Symphony is inspired by the drama of Scottish history remembered among the ruins of ancient castles. Program: Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 “Scottish” Admission: Section A: $51, Section B: $45, Section B Senior: $34, Section C: $36, and Student: $11
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The lyricist behind most of Simon and Garfunkel’s icon music, Paul Simon was hugely successful as a solo artist after the pair split in 1970. One of the first to bring folk music back into the mainstream, Simon has also explored numerous types of world music on his albums, including reggae, Latin, and mbube. Paul Simon has won sixteen Grammy Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award, an Oscar nomination, and was the first recipient of the prestigious Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Notable songs include “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Call Me Al,” “The Sound of Silence,” and “Mrs. Robinson.” John Van Dyke has been singing professionally for more than 27 years doing everything from R&B and classic rock to Broadway, although his first love is jazz. You know John from his work with New Bern Civic Theater, or perhaps from the Thursday night jazz jams at Christoph’s at the DoubleTree. Admission: $15 for Craven Arts Council Members, $20 for Nonmembers **All tickets purchased online can be picked up at the Bank of the Arts prior to the performance at will call.
MumFest is a combination of family fun, entertainment, attractions, exhibitors and great food in the beautifully restored setting of historic downtown New Bern and its waterfront. About 100,000 festival-goers enjoyed Mumfestivities in 2017. And, MumFest 2018 promises to be another fabulous fun-filled fall weekend! So be sure to mark your calendar for October 12-14, 2018! Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
Twin Rivers Quilter guild presents 2018 Bee by the River “Seasons for Quilts” Quilt Show. Friday, October 26, 2018, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday, October 27, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Guest lecture Friday by Lynn Gorges, Textile Conservator and Restoration Specialist and Saturday by Pepper Cory, a Quilt author, and teacher. Come out to view over 300 quilts, a gorgeous raffle quilt, multiple vendors, the famous Twice Around Treasures booth which has moved upstairs for the added space, the exclusive TRQG Boutique and even take a quilt home at the Quilts for Sale booth. Admission: $10
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