Historical programs, art exhibits, live local music top local entertainment events over the next few days.


Twin Rivers Artists exhibit:

A major Twin Rivers Artists Association exhibit will be on exhibit this month at the New Bern-Craven County Public Library, 400 Johnson St.

A reception is planned Thursday at 7 p.m., along with the monthly meeting of the regional art group.

Twin Rivers Artists Association is a local association of 100 artists, working in a variety of artistic mediums.

On the web: traanc.org


Area live music:

The City Laundry, 901 Pollock St., New Bern, hosts a variety of upcoming event, beginning Thursday, when David Robinson plays smooth jazz for Supper Club Thursdays.

It begins at 6:30 p.m. with no cover.

The Adam Hill Band takes the stage on Friday at 9 p.m., with an $8 cover.

The Adam Hill Band features Hill at the helm on guitar and vocals, with bass player Gordy George in the pocket and drummer Cecil Pittman Jr. keeping the beat. It is a style that blends blues and rock.

The Joe Baes Project is up on Saturday, with an 8 p.m. show and an $8 cover.

The Joe Baes Project is Mike Galloway on bass/vocals; Jonathan Toler on drums; Stephanie Edwards on keyboard and vocals; and Baes on guitar/vocals.

The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., has music Friday and Saturday nights.

Bruce Lynch brings his songs and guitar to the stage Friday night.

Joe Brown and the Band are up on Saturday night, beginning at 8 p.m.

The private club has no cover charge, with memberships available at the door for $1.

Circa 1810, the outdoor entertainment patio at the Harvey Mansion in New Bern, has music Friday through Sunday.

The Big Jim Kohler Blues Band is live on Friday evening at 8 p.m

Saturday night brings an 8 p.m. performance by Corey Stuart.

Justin Castellano Live rounds out the weekend on Sunday at 5 p.m.

The Harvey is at 221 S. Front St., New Bern.


New Civic Theatre show:

New Bern Civic Theatre, 414 Pollock St., New Bern, opens "To Kill A Mockingbird" on Friday.

It is the first of six shows.

Show dates are Friday, Saturday, July 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. There is a Sunday 2 p.m. matinee and another afternoon show July 16.;

Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door and $12 for students and active duty military.

To Kill A Mockingbird is considered an American masterpiece about the power of childhood innocence, morality, and love. Set in the Deep South, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel sees racial injustice envelop a small-town community.

Call 633-0567.

On the web: newberncivictheatre.org


Library Movie Day:

The New Bern-Craven County Public Library host Family Movie Day on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

The film is rated PG.

Registration is required. Call 638-7815.


Run For the Warriors:

The sixth annual Run For the Warriors is Sunday at Union Point Park in New Bern.

The 5K, 1-Mile Walk/Run begins at 7:30 a.m., with the Kids’ Dash 30 minutes later.

Opening ceremonies are at 7:15 a.m. at the park, 210 E. Front St.

Wounded service members and Gold Star families register for free.Emailruninfo@hopeforthewarriors.org for your discount code.

The event is sponsored by Hope for the Warriors.

For registration and other information, on the web: http://support.hopeforthewarriors.org/site/TR?fr_id=1251&pg=entry#.WVV8R4WcE6U

Run For The Warriors is a race series open to civilians and military members, that honors the men and women wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan and celebrates their strength and resolve. The series also provides wounded service members encouragement and the opportunity to pursue the sport of running, walking or cycling to assist in physical and emotional rehabilitation.


Release dinner party:

The EP – extended play – release dinner party for Hashiem Brown is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Knights of Columbus, 1225 Pinetree Drive, New Bern.

Brown, 26, is a native of New Bern, and has greatly impacted the local area with his singing and songwriting.

He was the 2012 winner of the Eastern North Carolina Singing Sensation competition, flying to New York City to meet with Warner Brother Records. There, Hashiem was given counsel on how he could better develop his craft and work towards becoming an industry artist.

He relocated to Atlanta, Ga., where he graduated college and began working at Silent Sound Studios, working closely with some of today's top artists.

On Saturday, he will perform some new songs from his EP, entitled “More or Less.”

The event also features food, prizes and a comedy performance by celebrity guest, Darren Brand of MTV's Wild N Out.

Call 770-688-7730. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.


Palace hosts Palace Pours:

Tryon Palace will mix history with craft beers during "Palace Pours: Shandies in the Shade" on July 12. The event will begin outside the North Carolina History Center, 529 S. Front St., New Bern, at 5:30 p.m.

While attendees imbibe a selection of shandies, a Riverkeeper presenter will lead a discussion about the Neuse and Trent Rivers as well as the surrounding wetlands.

“Shandies in the Shade” is part of Palace Pours, an after-hours look at history while enjoying varying selections of beer or wine at rotating locations around Tryon Palace.

Palace Pours is open to ages 21 and over.

A ticket price of $12 includes a flight of beer - three four-ounce samples - and additional beer will be available for purchase. Non-alcoholic beverages also available.

Call 639-3500.

On the web: tryonpalace.org.


Ed Bearss returns to New Bern:

Civil War historian Ed Bearss returns to New Bern on July 13 for the eleventh in a series of annual visits.

This 11 a.m. presentation is a rescheduled event from a weather-delayed talk in January.

It will be held at the Cullman Auditorium in the North Carolina History Center, 529 S. Front St.

The cost of lecture will be a tax-deductible donation of $10 with all proceeds going to support the New Bern Battlefield Park.

Reservations with donations for the January lecture will be honored.

Bearss, one of the leading historians and experts on the Civil War, presents his own reflections after more than three-quarters of a century of study and teachings on the subject.

Bearss is a Marine veteran of World War II, a military historian, an author known for his work on the American Civil War and World War II eras, and a popular tour guide of historic battlefields. He served as chief historian of the National Park Service from 1981 to 1994 and is now chief historian emeritus.

He has been named by Smithsonian Magazine as one of the "35 Who Made A Difference," along with the likes of Maya Angelou, Steven Spielberg and Sally Ride.

To reserve a seat or for additional information, call the New Bern Historical Society at 638-8558.

On the web: newbernhistorical.org/ed-bearrs-lecture

The lecture is presented by the New Bern Historical Society with the support of Tryon Palace and the Civil War Roundtable.


Jilliana Raymond writes new book:

Award-winning local author Jilliana Raymond will have a book signing for her newest release, “The New Covenant: Spiritual Laws for Transformational Living,” on July 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bear Essentials, 309 Middle St., New Bern.

“Imagine being accountable for every life action. Knowing this, what life changes will you make? Over 5,000 years ago a set of Commandments was issued to provide guidance and structure to a chaotic society,” said Raymond, who said she was inspired to write this book “to provide a new path through the chaos that leads to joyful living in our ever evolving world.”

Raymond is a best-selling author, speaker and spiritual counselor. She has been writing and teaching for more than 20 years.

Copies of the new book will be available at the signing and on the web: Amazon.com and jillianaraymond.com.


Special Palace tours:

A Behind the Scenes at Tryon Palace: Conservation Lab is scheduled for July 11 at 2 p.m.

Palace Conservation Specialist Richard Baker will lead a tour of the Conservation Lab. During the tour, Baker will discuss the conservation work completed on the artifacts on exhibit in the Governor’s Palace, North Carolina History Center and historic house museums.

Visitors can observe the techniques and tools used by the conservation staff and learn techniques they can use to care for their own items at home.

Admission is $6 plus tax for adults and $3 plus tax for youth, grades 1 to12. Space is limited on each tour.


African American Heritage Tour:

The Tryon Palace African American Heritage Tour series resumes July 16 at 2 p.m.

It explores the history and heritage of more than 20 historic locations around downtown New Bern.

Tour are offered through November on the third Sunday of each month.

Tours begin at the Waystation, corner of George and Pollock streets.

Tickets are included with the purchase of a One Day Pass, or may be purchased separately. Admission is free for Tryon Palace Foundation members.

Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for youth.



Museum technology tour:

Behind the Scenes at Tryon Palace: Museum Technology is scheduled for July 18 at 2 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center.

Event website

The museum technology Behind the Scenes tour will take visitors inside the technology that operates the interactive exhibits inside the North Carolina History Center.

Get an in-depth look into making history come alive and learn how Tryon Palace combines modern technology with meeting educational goals inside the Pepsi Family Center and Regional History Museum.

Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for youth.



RiverTowne’s new show:

RiverTowne Players presents “The Sound of Music” as its next production.

It opens July 21 at 8 p.m., with more shows at that time on July 22, 28, 29 and Aug. 4.

There are 3 p.m. matinees on July 23 and 30.

All performances are at the Masonic Theater, 514 Hancock St., New Bern.

Admission is $16 in advance, $19 at the door and $10 for students with valid ID.

This is one of the world’s most beloved musicals, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s final collaboration,

This exceptionally talented cast includes Jessica Tyson as Maria Rainer and Tim Price as Captain von Trapp.

This dynamic duo is joined by more than 30 child and adult actors, singers, and dancers from the area.

The show is directed by Bethany Bondurant with musical direction by Amanda Kennedy

It is produced by Susie Tilley.

This momentous production will also feature a large orchestra consisting of local musicians.


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