The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC


July 22, 2011

Area Events

TARBORO — Music: Country Music Showcase "Hallelujah Jubilee"  7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at 2 and 7 p.m. in Paul A. Johnston Auditorium, Johnston County Community College, Smithfield. Guest performers include  Kaitlyn Flythe of Tarboro. Individual show tickets bought in advance are $12.50 for the evening performances and $10 for the Saturday matinee. At the door tickets are $15 for evening shows and $12.50 for the matinee. Tickets are available online at and through JCC Box Office at 919-209-2099

Music: An evening of cello and poetry with Daniel Sperry, cellist and evocateur at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Visit Sperry's website at A donation of $15 per person requested. St. Anne' Chapel is at 3767 Howard Ave., the junction of Howard and McNair Road. Email Kevin or Trish Wilson at or call 641-0262 for reservations. BYOB and snacks for sharing.

Art: Selected works from the Hobson Pittman Collection until Aug. 28 at Blount-Bridgers House, including works by his students and artworks that Pittman himself collected. An interesting mix of contemporary and traditional works.

Walking tours: begin at Blount-Bridgers House most Saturday through September beginning Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Cost: $5. Tour lasts two hours and includes part of historic district, downtown and Calvary Episcopal Church yard. Tours can also be conducted on Friday or Sunday afternoons by appointment. To make reservations, call 823-4159 or 641-6465. No tours Aug. 6-7.

Summer Art Camps sponsored by the Edgecombe County Cultural Arts Council:

Aug. 8-12 from 9 a.m. to noon, Art Camp and Dance Party for kids 5-12. Artistic activities include fun dance ad design. Tuition $60 ($50 for Arts Council members).

Applications for the camps on the Edgecombe Arts Council website or in the office of the Edgecombe Arts Council in the Blount Bridgers House. Call 823-4159 if you have questions.

Art: Sept. 2 to Oct. 16 at Blount-Bridgers House features etchings of Louis Orr on loan from Farmville’s May Museum. A reception and gallery talk by Michael Cable will take place Sept. 8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Karaoke: XXXX at 8 p.m. in Constantine Building across from post office. Bring folding chairs.

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  • Tom Hoard.jpg NCWRC schedules September Outdoors-Woman program events

    The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will offer two special outdoor skills sessions for women in September through its Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program. (BOW) Registration is open to women ages 18 and older, on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a fee to cover costs of materials and accommodations. Partial scholarships are available.

    July 27, 2012 1 Photo

  • Sound.jpg ‘Sound of Music’ opens tonight in Keihin

    The Tar Rivers Players final production of the season, The Sound of Music, opens tonight at 8 in Keihin Auditorium. In all, the 27-member cast will present a total of six performances in the directorial debut of James Guy.
    Performances will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, June 22-23 and June 29-30, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 24 and July 1.

    June 22, 2012 1 Photo

  • 6.9 Kickin Grass.jpg Kickin Grass coming to Saint Anne’s Saturday

    The Kickin Grass Band, a Raleigh-based bluegrass group, will play at Saint Anne’s Chapel on Saturday, June 9.
    Ten years in the making, the Kickin Grass Band has made its mark on the roots music scene with strong voices and original songs that reflect the depth and breadth of the human experience.

    June 8, 2012 1 Photo

  • CountryMusic-DunnpicC.jpg Country Music Showcase and Variety Show

    Cassie Dunn of Macclesfield, will be performing during the pre-show and the regular show at the Country Music Showcase and Variety Show at the Paul A. Johnson Auditorium, at Johnson Community College in Smithfield Friday June 15 and Saturday June 16.

    June 8, 2012 1 Photo

  • Tar River Children’s Choir celebrates 20 years tonight

    Who would believe a children's choir from our Rocky Mount area would give concerts in such places as the Washington DC’s National Cathedral, NYC's Riverside Church, Phildelphia's Church of the Holy Trinity, Charleston's Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and Williamburg's Bruton Parish and that they would sing with symphony orchestras and symphonic band?

    May 18, 2012

  • benjones.jpeg Tarboro native ‘Cooter’ in Selma tonight

    Tarboro native Ben Jones, better known as either “Cooter” from the television series “Dukes of Hazard” or as a former two-term representative in Congress from Georgia’s 4th District, will join Nathan Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys tonight at 7 at the Rudy Theatre in Selma.

    May 4, 2012 1 Photo

  • NC Boys Choir.jpg NC Boys Choir coming to Tarboro May 11

    The North Carolina Boys Choir, one of the relatively few existing boys choirs in the country, will perform in Clark Hall at Calvary Episcopal Church at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Admission is free.

    May 4, 2012 1 Photo

  • CHemingway-Wanchese-Commuter-9x12.jpg Former Tarboro resident to be featured at Greenville gallery

    Chip Hemingway grew up in Tarboro.
    It is, he says, the place where his father, Dr. George C. Hemingway, shared his love of the outdoors with him and where so many of his values were established.
    “It was a great place to grow up,” he said, noting that his father and mother, Lynn, have only been gone for about two months after relocating to Wilmington.

    April 27, 2012 2 Photos

  • ‘Our Town’ opens in McIntyre tonight

    “Our Town,” a heartfelt and humorous story that compels the audience to stop and enjoy the simple things in life, will be presented both this weekend and next by the Tar River Players (TRP).

    April 27, 2012

  • ECC drama class sets shows tonight, Saturday

    Edgecombe Community College’s (ECC) drama classes will perform two plays geared to engage, entice and entertain the entire community tonight and Saturday morning.
    In honor of one of the most famous Elizabethan playwrights, William Shakespeare, the ECC Acting II class will perform in “An Evening with the Bard: Scenes from Four Great Plays.”

    April 20, 2012