Up & Coming Weekly

March 05, 2019

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14 UCW MARCH 6-12, 2019 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Givens Performing Arts Center delivers high-quality entertainment, bringing diverse offerings season after season. e month of March promises to be especially exciting, with shows that range from ballet to bagpipes to an "On Stage for Youth" production of the story of Emmet Till. Monday, March 11, the Russian National Ballet performs "Sleeping Beauty" at 7:30 p.m. "Dar He: e Story of Emmet Till" is set for Mon- day, March 18, at 10 a.m. Rock 'n' roll bagpipe band the Red Hot Chili Pipers take the stage Wednesday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. e Russian National Ballet's "Sleep- ing Beauty" Based on the Brothers Grimm tale, more than 50 dancers come together to tell this classic story. At the celebration of her birth, a princess is cursed to a 100-year sleep when she pierces her finger on a needle. In this version, the princess' parents survive the sleep and get to see their daughter marry the prince. e enchanting score is by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. It debuted in 1890 at the Mariinsky e- atre in St. Petersburg, Russia. Marius Petipa choreographed the original production. "e Russian Ballet performed 'Swan Lake' at GPAC two years ago," said James Bass, executive director of GPAC. "ey are well liked, and they put on an amazing performance. "e Russian Ballet is widely respected around the world. We're gracious to be able to present such a quality piece of art for our patrons." e Russian National Ballet's "Sleep- ing Beauty" is one of several perfor- mances held in conjunction with the Act I Diner's Club. ese themed meals are available for an extra charge and will be served in the University Dining Room before performances in GPAC. Call the GPAC box office at 910-521-6361 for information. "Dar He: e Story of Emmet Till" GPAC's "On Stage for Youth" series provides educational programs that bring the classroom to the stage. "Dar He: e Story of Emmet Till" tells the story of young Emmet. In 1955, the 14-year-old black teen from Chicago, Illinois, visited Mississippi. Instead of making memories with his extended family, he was murdered for flirting with a white woman. e play covers Till's murder, the trial of the men accused of killing him and their unbelievable confession. is performance is suggested for middle- to high-school-aged students. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children. Visit www.uncp.edu/resourc- es/gpac/stage-youth-series to download the study guide. Showtime is 10 a.m. "e Red Hot Chili Pipers" e Red Hot Chili Pipers are a bag- pipe band with attitude. e group's setlist mixes traditional Scottish songs with standards like "Amazing Grace" as well as with covers of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin' ," AC/DC's "under- struck" and dance hits of the '90s. With a social media following of more than 360,000, this Scottish bag- pipe band plays more than 200 shows each year. "ey are a fun band," said James Bass, executive director of GPAC. "ey do some really great covers of songs everyone knows, songs from multiple generations. It's going to be high energy. "Go out on YouTube and find one of their videos … see what they do … but trust me when I say seeing them live is a hundred times more fun." e show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost between $10 and $31. Visit www. uncp.edu/gpac or call 910-521-6361 for tickets and information. March jam-packed at Givens Performing Arts Center by STEPHANIE CRIDER e Red Hot Chili Pipers are a bagpipe band with attitude. EVENT STEPHANIE CRIDER, As- sociate Publisher. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomingweekly. com. 910-484-6200.

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