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Today's Features

  • They’re a collaborative quartet with a style and showmanship all their own.

    No Fuss and Feathers, featured ensemble in the next Listen Up Brunswick County concert at 7:30 p.m. April 6, consists of four harmonic singer-songwriters delivering delicious songs, catchy rhythm and more than a smidgen of humor to the stage, this next one at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

  • Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash is showcasing art by Marcia Zachary, a patient currently being served by Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

    Zachary’s bucket list included a gallery showing of her work, so the venue stepped up to help Lower Cape Fear Hospice grant her request.

    The show kicks off with a reception Thursday, April 4, at the gallery at 10283 Beach Drive.

    The display continues through April 13, with all proceeds from work sold going to Zachary. 

  • The Brunswick Concert Band presents two performances of its annual spring concert, this year titled “Screen & Stage,” at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Hatch Auditorium in Caswell Beach and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

  • Just one year ago, Brunswick County students were invited to attend a special performance of The Kennedys, a popular folk-rock duo who frequently perform in the Listen Up Brunswick County concert series.

    As a result of that school-day program attended by Brunswick County Schools’ band and choral students in grades 6-12 and faculty, the students are now featured in Pete and Maura Kennedy’s latest album, “Safe Until Tomorrow.”

  • The Historic Amuzu Theatre in Southport presents “It Takes Two at The Amuzu,” March 29-31 and April 11-14.

    This performance is unique in that all numbers will be duets taken from famous Broadway shows, including “Phantom of the Opera” and “Les Miserables.” The movie genre is represented with the classic duo of Sandy and Danny from “Grease,” and “Shallow,” the 2019 Academy Award-winning song of the year from “A Star is Born.”

  • The second season of Brunswick Little Theatre’s Open Mic Poetry Reading continues its outreach to interested poets in this area. Ken Greenman, BLT board member and director, will lead the readings. Poets of all ages are welcome.

    The next Open Mic will be April 5. Readers should be at the theater about 7 p.m. to sign up for reading. Start time is 7:30 p.m. in Building 1B behind the main building at 8068 River Road in Southport. Donations are requested for refreshments.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre will conduct auditions for “The Second Time Around,” with performances June 13 through 23.

    Auditions will be Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Brunswick Little Theatre, Classroom 1A, at 8068 River Road SE in Southport. No need to prepare a monologue, as cold readings will be conducted from the audition sides.

    Rehearsals are scheduled Monday through Thursday evenings, April 22-25 and May 13-June 12. Some weekend rehearsals may be required in the last week before opening.

  • Beautiful things are sometimes nothing but bad news. That’s true for this week’s Mystery Plant.

    What an early spring spectacle it is in full bloom! Covered with snow-white blossoms, each flower about an inch across, it blooms well before the leaves have unfolded. Like lots of things in the rose family, the flowers feature a hypanthium, or a floral tube, to which the five green sepals, the five petals, and the many stamens will all be attached. And there will be two or three slender styles leading down to the ovary.

  • It happened long ago. In a way it was also in a land far away. Yet memories resurrect its presence and I am newly enlivened in the process.

    I was 20 years old and nearing graduation from college when my mother expressed a desire long held in her heart. She wanted a portrait of me at the age of 21. Why this was her hope and dream, I did not know, nor ever will. It was only necessary for me to understand the import for her.