Bosom Buddies gala Sat. aids breast-cancer research

Student organizers pose at the 2012 Dinner at Davidson (Jordan Leubkemann/

Student organizers pose at the 2012 Dinner at Davidson (Jordan Leubkemann/

fund-raisers logoMembers of Davidson College’s Connor Eating House are working hard to increase breast cancer awareness and raise funds for breast cancer research. Their annual Bosom Buddies event is getting geared up to start “flocking” lawns around Davidson and will culminate with a gala on March 23 at the Davidson College Lilly Gallery. Continue Reading

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2 profs produce ‘Guys & Dolls’ again – 34 years later

Davidson students playing tough guys in "Guys and Dolls" include, from left, Allen Rigby, Derek Marsh, Gordon Cobb, and Nick Upright.

Davidson students playing tough guys in “Guys and Dolls” include, from left, Allen Rigby, Derek Marsh, Gordon Cobb, and Nick Upright.

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Two of Davidson’s most revered performing arts professors—Joe Gardner in theatre and Bill theater notes bugLawing in music—are joining forces again on production that first brought them together 34 years ago. In 1979 these then-young members of the faculty produced the romantic musical comedy “Guys and Dolls” on the Davidson stage as their first collaboration.

Well, it’s 1979 all over again! Gardner and Lawing have dusted off the script and score of the Frank Loesser play for another Davidson “Guys and Dolls” production March 20-24. Continue Reading

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We’ve all got a little luck of the Irish

robin gibson buggreen beer mugLast night as I sliced jalapenos for dinner, the burn from the juice trapped under my rings sent me straight for the kitchen sink where I couldn’t lather up fast enough and get them off my finger. It was then that the unthinkable happened. One of my bands slipped right out of my hand and took a nose dive for the drain. As I watched it fly through the air in slow motion and disappear under bubbles, a whole range of emotions poured over me. From shock and horror, to utter disbelief, to wondering if plumbers fish rings out regularly … only to calmly turn the water off, wait for the bubbles to subside, and discover my ring on the stem of the very jalapeno I sliced dangling precariously over the edge of the abyss. In the words of Mary Chapin Carpenter, “Mmmmm, I feel lucky today.” Indeed, I did! And, it really made me think, as we embrace our inner Leprechaun and decide which green outfit to wear this St. Paddy’s Day, that we all have moments of luck punctuating our time on the planet. Continue Reading

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Road races, St. Paddy’s Day, art crawl and music

weekend calendar bugOur community calendar this week is filled with fun and fundraisers, including two road races on Saturday, the Angels of ’97 5K and spaghetti dinner in daylight, and Summit Coffee’s Leprechaun Loop 8K in the evening. Public meetings include Wednesday night’s Lake Norman Transportation Commission meeting on the I-77 widening project, and Democratic precinct meetings in both Davidson and Cornelius Thursday. There are concerts at Davidson College and live music in local clubs. And Friday night brings another in the series of ‘Tawba Walk art crawls in downtown Cornelius. And don’t forget St. Patrick’s Day: The region’s biggest party will be at Galway Hooker Irish Pub in Kenton Place, where they’ll have live music, along with plenty of food and drink both Saturday and Sunday this year. Read on for all the details.

Our Town Cinemas has “Oz the Great and Powerful,” “21 and Over,” and “Jack the Giant Slayer.” See the showtimes at right on this page. Continue Reading

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‘Crimes of Omission’ at Warehouse: Provocative drama

Crimes of OmissionBy CONNIE FISHER

theater review bugDon and Divina Cook have produced another powerful drama, currently on stage at The Warehouse for Performing Arts in Cornelius. The intriguing psycho-drama, “Crimes of Omission” was written by Don, and his wife, Divina, frequently seen on stage, is the director. Their collaborations invariably lead to success. Continue Reading

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Next ‘Tawba Walk art crawl is this Friday night

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Click to download a copy of the flier for the next ‘Tawba Walk.

Bella Love and Cornelius PARC are planning another ‘Tawba Walk art crawl this Friday night, March 15, in downtown Cornelius, with live art, local bands, food trucks and other vendors and entertainment.

The ‘Tawba Walk III will run from 6 to 10pm at the Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St.

The nighttime street festival is the latest in a series of events aimed at promoting downtown Conrelius as an arts district. Downtown businesses and organizations will extend their hours for the event, including Kadifit, Community Arts Project, Bebe Gallini’s, Ava Lilly’s, The Olive Branch, Memories Pawn Shop and Bella Love Studios. Continue Reading

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Movie showtimes

Our Town Cinemas, 227 Griffith St., Sadler Square, Davidson. Box office opens daily 1 p.m. Advance tickets and reservations: 704-237-3238 NOTE: Parentheses indicate matinee prices.



May 3-May 9
IRON MAN 3 (PG-13) Fri & Sat: (11:00am), (1:00), (4:00), (4:30), 7:00, 7:20, 9:35, 10:00; Sun: (1:00), (4:00), (4:30), 7:00, 7:20; Mon - Thu: (1:00), (4:00), 7:00
42 (PG-13) - Fri - Sun: (1:30); Mon - Thu: (1:30), (4:30)
OBLIVION (PG-13) - Fri & Sat: 10:05pm; Mon - Thu: 7:20
THE BIG WEDDING (R) - Fri - Thu: (1:55), (4:15), 7:15
PAIN & GAIN (R) - Fri & Sat: (1:10), (4:05), 7:05, 9:55; Sun - Thu: (1:10), (4:05), 7:05
THE GREAT GATSBY (PG-13) - Thu: 10:00pm