Using Your Unique – DIY Artist Branding Workshop registration deadline March 1

The ‘Using Your Unique- DIY Artist Branding’ program is a 4-week course for artists of all mediums on marketing and branding. Participants will learn to execute a brand and image that best represents their craft.

The deadline to register is Marc h 1.

The first class is at 7 p.m. Monday, March 6 at Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis

Week 1, March 6: Intro To Using Your Unique – Defining Your Brand
Week  2, March 13: Components of Your Promotional Package – Writing Your Artist Bio
Week 3, March 20: Social Media Prowess – Content That Engages
Week 4, March 27: DIY Graphic Design – Website + Business CardsClasses taught by Arsena Schroeder and held at the Kannapolis City Hall.
Location: Kannapolis City Hall, 3rd Floor Meeting Room
Dates: Monday, March 6 – March 27, 2017
Time: 7pm – 8pmClick here to register

Daytime Painting Class (March 22)

Kannapolis Arts and the City of Kannapolis are offering a daytime painting class at the Kannapolis Train Station.

Start Date/Time:

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:00 PM
Location:
Kannapolis Train Station, 201 S Main St, Kannapolis

ADULT PAINTING CLASS

Gather your friends and enjoy a morning out and an art project. Our instructor will guide you step by step from a blank canvas to a finished masterpiece! All materials will be provided & no experience is necessary.
Arrive 15-20 min early to get in your seat! Our studio is for our painters only. Everyone needs a paid seat to stay on premises during all classes. You are invited to bring your own finger foods in case you get hungry during the break. These classes are offered through Kannapolis Arts/DKI and Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department.
 Ages: All Ages/Adults/Seniors
Cost: all session $30.00 each

Concord based band The Kodiak Brotherhood releases new music video

The Concord based Southern rock band, The Kodiak Brotherhood has released a new music video for their song, “Time” from their EP “Wild Ursus.”

The music video was filmed in early February at Soul Ride Skatepark, 280 Concord Pkwy S #6, Concord.

The Kodiak Brotherhood has toured regionally recently and performed at the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival in Bristol, Tennessee in late 2016. The band consists of H.L. Ruth (formerly of The New Familiars) on lead vocals and guitar, Chris Rigo (formerly of Sugar Glyder) on drums, Ben Robinson on bass and Derek Furr on lead guitar.

Visit The Kodiak Brotherhood  for more information on the band.

Kannapolis Arts Adult Painting Class on March 22

ADULT PAINTING CLASS

Gather your friends and enjoy a morning out and an art project. Our instructor will guide you step by step from a blank canvas to a finished masterpiece! All materials will be provided & no experience is necessary.

Arrive 15-20 min early to get in your seat! Our studio is for our painters only. Everyone needs a paid seat to stay on premises during all classes. You are invited to bring your own finger foods in case you get hungry during the break. These classes are offered through Kannapolis Arts/DKI and Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department.

Session I: Wednesday, March 22 – 10:00 AM
Session II: Thursday, May 18 – 1:00 PM
Ages: All Ages/Adults/Seniors
Cost: all session $30.00 each
Min/Max: 05/20

Register HERE

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem has connections to six of the nine films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In total, UNCSA has connections to eleven films that are nominated in various categories.

Lucas Hedges, who attended the School of Drama in 2015-16, is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for playing Patrick in “Manchester by the Sea,” a film that received six nominations including Best Picture. Hedges is taking time off from school to work professionally. In addition to “Manchester by the Sea,” he appears in the upcoming films “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” with Woody Harrelson and Peter Dinklage and “Lady Bird” with Saoirse Ronan.
Current Drama student Christian Mallen appears as C.J., a friend of Patrick’s, in “Manchester by the Sea,” along with Drama alumnus Stephen McKinley Henderson ’72, who plays Mr. Emery.

Henderson also appears as Jim Bono in “Fences,” which is nominated for four awards, including Best Picture.

Alumni of the School of Filmmaking worked on four additional films that are nominated for Best Picture. They include:

“La La Land,” which tied a record with 14 nominations: Michael A. Fry ’12 was assistant to the producers;

“Moonlight,” with a total of eight nominations: Alex Bickel ’04 is digital intermediate colorist (editorial department), and Aaron Katz ’04 is thanked in the credits;

“Hacksaw Ridge,” with a total of six nominations: Joey Poach ’12 is Executive/Development Assistant for David Permut, producer;

“Hidden Figures,” with a total of three nominations: Nathan Krochmal ’14 is set designer.
In addition, Jeff Nichols, Film ’01, wrote and directed “Loving,” for which Ruth Negga was nominated as Best Actress. Film alumni who worked on “Loving” include: Adam Stone ’99, cinematographer; Kenneth Neil Moore ’02, camera operator and director of photography second unit; Dylan Conrad ’10, first assistant camera; Joseph Blankinship ’14, Technocrane Technician; Matt “Smokey” Cloud ’04, first assistant sound editor; and Will Files ’02, re-recording mixer and supervising sound editor. Michael Abbott Jr., Drama ’00 appears as a deputy.

Files also worked as sound re-recording mixer, sound designer and sound editor on “Passengers,” which has two nominations. Justin Davey ’08 was sound effected editor, and Dylan Gravely was production secretary on “Passengers.”

Kevin Hickman ’99 was first assistant editor on “Star Wars Rogue One,” which received one nomination, and was additional editor for “Suicide Squad,” which was nominated once.

Drama alumna Missi Pyle ’95 appears as Ellen in “Captain Fantastic,” which received one nomination.

Using Your Unique – DIY Artist Branding Workshop registration deadline March 1

The ‘Using Your Unique- DIY Artist Branding’ program is a 4-week course for artists of all mediums on marketing and branding. Participants will learn to execute a brand and image that best represents their craft.

The deadline to register is Marc h 1.

The first class is at 7 p.m. Monday, March 6 at Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis

Week 1, March 6: Intro To Using Your Unique – Defining Your Brand
Week  2, March 13: Components of Your Promotional Package – Writing Your Artist Bio
Week 3, March 20: Social Media Prowess – Content That Engages
Week 4, March 27: DIY Graphic Design – Website + Business CardsClasses taught by Arsena Schroeder and held at the Kannapolis City Hall.
Location: Kannapolis City Hall, 3rd Floor Meeting Room
Dates: Monday, March 6 – March 27, 2017
Time: 7pm – 8pmClick here to register

Brad Bailey at Kannapolis Jazz Concert Series — May 7

Brad Bailey will perform a solo show from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7 as part of the City of Kannapolis and Kannapolis Arts jazz concert series.

The concert series is free and will be held in Veterans Park, 118 N. Main Street, Kannapolis.

Other guests featured this concert season include:

April 23 – Dwayne Jordan Trio

April 30 – Nicci Canada Quartet

May 14 – John Gurske Band

The concert series is being offered through the City of Kannapolis with the partnership of Kannapolis Arts, a division of a the volunteer organization Downtown Kannapolis Inc.

About the artist:

Brad Bailey performs jazz standards such as “What A Wonderful World,” “Sway,” “Georgia,” “Unforgettable,” and “Route 66” in a rhythmic style that creates the sound and energy of a full band—but at a quarter of the price!

Featured in Charlotte Style Magazine (Spring ’12) and Bass Player Magazine (May ’12), Brad Bailey is the world premiere 8-string banjo player: combining smooth vocals with bass, banjo, and percussive grooves all live on one instrument. But this isn’t hillbilly music—Brad’s style is always sophisticated, professional, and the perfect compliment to any classy event.

Brad has performed hundreds of concerts for Corporate Events, Weddings, Government Dignitaries, Festivals, Universities, Night Clubs, Private Parties, and in Charlotte, NC’s high-end restaurants such as Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Crave, Dressler’s, and The Palm.

Need wedding music? If your wedding theme is “Ritzy Ranch,” “20s Glitzy Glam,” or “Hipster Chic” you will not find a better fit than banjo jazz! Brad can also add his signature classy banjo style to traditional Classical wedding selections such as “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” “Canon in D,” “The Wedding March,” and the “Trumpet Voluntary.”

Brad uses only top-notch sound gear and takes up a much smaller footprint that any duo or band. Of course, Brad can provide additional instrumentalists tailored to meet your specific needs (sax, trumpet, drums, etc). But audiences and vendors frequently comment on how full Brad sounds all by himself as he provides vocals, rhythm, lead, and a beat in a solo package.

If you are looking for a world-class performer but have a limited budget, get more music for less money with Brad Bailey, 8-string banjo Jazz, Blues, and Classical.

Nicci Canada to perform free jazz concert show at Veterans Park on April 30

Nicci Canada will perform from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30 as part of the City of Kannapolis and Kannapolis Arts jazz concert series.

The concert series is free and will be held in Veterans Park, 118 N. Main Street, Kannapolis.

Other guests featured this concert season include:

April 23 – Dwayne Jordan Trio

May 7 – Brad Bailey (solo)

May 14 – John Gurske Band


The concert series is being offered through the City of Kannapolis with the partnership of Kannapolis Arts, a division of a the volunteer organization Downtown Kannapolis Inc.

About the artist:
• Nicci Canada is a native of Charleston, West Virginia and was destined to sing. Born into a family of vocalists, she has been surrounded by music her entire life. Possessing a unique ability to connect with listeners, she uses her voice as a canvas to showcase the truths of the heart and soul. Her warm, sultry vocals are reminiscent of artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone, but her amazing sound is unique to the gifts and talents she has been given.

Nicci released her first solo project in 2011 title “Twenty Twelve,” an eclectic mix of melodies that highlighted her unique vocal ability and introduced her to audiences around the world. However, it would be the grace and soulful serenity of Jazz that called to her heart and would deliver her to a world of jazz enthusiasts. She has since gone on to perform with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the Tulsa Signature Symphony.

“Singing on stage with Nicci is as close as I will come to singing with Billie Holiday.”– Ron Raines, Broadway legend

“A rich and intimate voice, spanning jazz, funk, soul, R&B and symphonic classical music, Nicci Canada is poised to quickly become a well known name and birth an exciting new genre of symphonic big band soul-jazz. Having worked with hundreds of singers, I am taken with her inventiveness, her breadth of musical vision and a depth of voice that is both focused and cultivated and expressive. Her singing and compositions are certain to capture the attention of musicians and audiences of all kinds.”- Jeremy Kurn, arranger and composer

“After listening to Nicci Canada’s sultry, soulful voice, I came to one conclusion; It’s about time! Way too many artist sound the same, but Nicci Canada blows that concept out of the water. The pure, magic mixture of jazz, neo soul, r&b and yes gospel, is refreshing to say the least. – Bigday of “The Bigday Morning Show”

Her exceptional voice compelled the crowd to listen closely to her unique styling. I truly believe she has that “something” that will take her far. I’m looking forward to having her back.” – Stephan R. Starks, founder & president, Multifest

 

And don’t forget to sign up on our Facebook event invite HERE!

 

 

Using Your Unique – DIY Artist Branding Workshop registration deadline March 1

 

The ‘Using Your Unique- DIY Artist Branding’ program is a 4-week course for artists of all mediums on marketing and branding. Participants will learn to execute a brand and image that best represents their craft.

The deadline to register is Marc h 1.

The first class is at 7 p.m. Monday, March 6 at Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis

Week 1, March 6: Intro To Using Your Unique – Defining Your Brand
Week  2, March 13: Components of Your Promotional Package – Writing Your Artist Bio
Week 3, March 20: Social Media Prowess – Content That Engages
Week 4, March 27: DIY Graphic Design – Website + Business CardsClasses taught by Arsena Schroeder and held at the Kannapolis City Hall.
Location: Kannapolis City Hall, 3rd Floor Meeting Room
Dates: Monday, March 6 – March 27, 2017
Time: 7pm – 8pm

Click here to register