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Auditions for 'Aladdin' Take Place Aug. 26

Auditions for 'Aladdin' Take Place Aug. 26

The Greensboro Children’s Theatre will hold auditions for Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp on Friday, Aug. 26.

The event takes place from 5-8 p.m. on the first floor of the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie Street. Auditions also take place Saturday, Aug. 27 from 1-4 p.m.

The theatre is looking for children in fourth to ninth grades. Attendees will read from a script.

The play is about a poor boy that finds a magical lamp and unloosens the genie inside.

He tries to outsmart a villain who wants the lamp and manages to fall in love with the Sultan’s beautiful daughter.

The performance will not be a musical. Call (336) 373-2728 or visit www.TheDramaCenter.com for more information.

Details on when the play will be performed were not provided.

Pixies to Play Greensboro in November

Pixies to Play Greensboro in November

The Pixies have announced they will play at Greensboro’s War Memorial Auditorium on November 8 at 8 p.m.

Tickets go on sale publicly Friday, July 15 at 10 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.com. Prices were not provided.

They can also be bought at the Greensboro Coliseum box office or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

The group has been described as "one of the most influential American alternative rock bands of the late '80s," according to Allmusic.com.

Their best known songs include "Where is My Mind," "Here Comes Your Man," and "Monkey Gone to Heaven." Their music has been compared to Nirvana and Dinosaur Jr.

The concert is part of the band's "Doolittle Tour," which will travel to various venues across the country in October and November.

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ArtBeat gets new name, longer festival

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) - A unique, 17 day festival will be held in Greensboro September 22 through October 8.

17 Days, organized as ArtBeat Greensboro in 2008, began as a springtime city-wide arts festival to showcase and recognize Greensboro's excellent arts and cultural assets - from theater, music and dance to the visual arts. Under the new leadership of the UAC, ArtBeat Greensboro will move to the fall and carry a new name, 17 Days to build excitement for the new expanded dates and schedule. In addition to aligning the festival with the arts and entertainment high-season, new fall dates will expand the invitation list by more than 40,000 as students at local colleges return for the fall semester.

The lineup for 17 Days will include nearly 50 artistic entities featuring more than 85 events, performances, workshops and exhibits over three autumn weekends.

Historical Museum seeks nominations

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) - The Greensboro Historical Museum, Inc. has created an award program to recognize those who have enhanced the understanding of local history through the research, writing or collection of information about Greensboro and Guilford County history. The first annual Voices of a City Award, named for the museum’s permanent exhibit unveiled last year, will be presented at the Historical Museum Inc.’s annual dinner in October.

“The award will be presented to a professional or amateur historian who has not only collected or researched significant historical information, but also has made the information accessible to the public,” said Historical Museum Director Fred Goss.

Museum gets one-of-a-kind Civil War exhibits

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) - As the sesquicentennial observance of the first year of the American Civil War marches into the summer months, enthusiasts looking for ways to increase their knowledge of America’s deadliest conflict should plan a stop at the Greensboro Historical Museum. The museum features two compelling exhibits related to Greensboro’s and the South’s Civil War experience.

“Debating Liberty,” a gallery in the Historical Museum’s "Voices of a City" permanent exhibit, includes a comprehensive look at how the people of Greensboro dealt with the slavery issue, secession from the Union, the trials of war, and a radically changed post-war society. “While Greensboro managed to avoid the battlefield conflicts of the Civil War, the war and the divisiveness that led up to it affected the people here very deeply,” said Museum Director Fred Goss.

Blues Legend to play in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) - His reign as King of the Blues has been as long as that of any monarch on earth. Yet B.B. King continues to wear his crown well. At age 76, he is still light on his feet, singing and playing the blues with relentless passion. Time has no apparent effect on B.B., other than to make him more popular, more cherished, more relevant than ever. 

The legendary B.B. King will perform at Greensboro’s War Memorial Auditorium on October 16th at 8:00 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 10th at 10:00 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and the Greensboro Coliseum box office. 

B.B. continues to tour extensively, averaging over 250 concerts per year around the world.

Taylor Swift Tickets Go On Sale Friday

Taylor Swift Tickets Go On Sale Friday

Tickets for Taylor Swift's June 30 concert at the Greensboro Coliseum go on sale at 5 p.m. Friday.

Prices range from $62 to $72 and can be bought at ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

The concert is part of Swift's Speak Now World Tour 2011 with guest performers NeedToBreath.

Swift is a pop country singer best known for her hits "You Belong to Me," "Back to December," and "Love Story."

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