Thursday, January 27, 2011

Five Head Entertainment to Present Concert

Photo credit: Erik Jacobs
Five Head Entertainment will present David Wax Museum and Jacob Henry Godfrey in concert on Tuesday, February 15. The concert will take place at The Fireman’s Kitchen in Hickory Community Theater, located in downtown Hickory at 30th St NW. The performance begins at 8 PM and costs $7 in advance or $10 the night of the show.  A special discounted ticket is available for students at the cost of $5.  Tickets can be purchased in advance online at

Recently anointed as Boston’s Americana Artist of the Year at the Boston Music Awards, the David Wax Museum has been called “one of Boston’s hottest new bands”. It is no surprise that their acclaimed performance at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival was hailed as one of NPR’s All Songs Considered Highlights of the entire weekend. The Museum’s ability to fuse traditional Mexican folk with country, folk and rock, creating an utterly unique Mexo-Americana aesthetic, is what generates its contemporary sound and its broad appeal. Combining Latin rhythms, call-and-response hollering, accordion pumping and donkey jawbone rattling, they have electrified audiences across the country. And they’ve just gotten started.

David Wax Museum’s ascent has been a steady one. The band now consistently sells out historic venues such as Boston's Club Passim, often performing two shows in a single night due to heightened demand. The Museum is closely associated with many of the most innovative Americana bands active today, having toured nationally with The Avett Brothers and the Old 97’s and having shared bills with such acts as Carolina Chocolate Drops, Langhorne Slim, Ben Kweller, The Low Anthem, and Nathaniel Rateliff.  In addition to packing clubs and theatres across the country, David Wax Museum has been causing a ruckus in living rooms and backyards throughout the country. In these unique settings, the band's fiery and heart-wrenching shows have created an undeniable buzz and a devoted following.

Jacob Henry Godfrey is the brainchild of Morganton based Jacob Darden. Darden crafted his songwriting under the moniker of Israel Darling and with a constantly changing cast of musicians he toured the east coast to critical praise and a record deal with New York City based Engine Room Recordings.Under the moniker of Jacob Henry Godfrey, Darden continues to develop his edgy songwriting while exploring his unique voice.

More information about the show can be found online at and music samples can be found at

Five Head Entertainment was formed in May 2007 and offers music management and event promotion services throughout North Carolina. Local volunteers are always welcome to help out with shows. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Jimmy Rhine at (704) 473-0739 or by e-mail at

The Hickory Community Theatre is a volunteer based, nonprofit organization that exists to offer quality live theatre, provide lifelong learning opportunities, and foster creative expression throughout the community in a fiscally responsible manner.

"Dinner, Dance & Romance” with Lenoir-Rhyne University

Arts Aloud of Lenoir-Rhyne University will host the Hickory Jazz Orchestra’s “Dinner, Dance & Romance” on Friday, Feb. 11 at 6: 30 p.m. in the Voigt R. Cromer Center on campus.

The cost for couple seating is $50 per person or $40 per person for group seating. Ticket prices include dinner, wine and dancing. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by dancing at 8:00 p.m.

The third annual “Dinner, Dance & Romance” is a Valentine’s Day event that provides a night of romance for couples or for groups looking for an enjoyable evening in the Hickory community.  It begins with a catered dinner and moves into a night of dancing. The music will be provided by the Hickory Jazz Orchestra’s 18-piece ensemble, which performs swing and big band style music.

The attire for the event is formal. Tickets are on sale, but seating is limited. Perspective guests can purchase tickets at, at the L-R Box Office Monday-Friday from 4-6 p.m., or by calling 828-328-7234. There is a $1 processing fee for all ticket purchases.

Monday, January 24, 2011

L-R Facuty, Staff & Students Participate in MLK Day of Service

On Saturday January 22, 48 volunteers, including students, faculty and staff gathered to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of community service. Teams of volunteers completed service projects at six different organizations in the community, including Cooperative Christian Ministries, the Catawba Science Center and Longview Elementary thrift store. 

The groups came back to campus after their service projects to enjoy hot chocolate and snacks, reflect on their service and remember Dr. King’s challenge to help their community. 

This year marked the 25th Anniversary of MLK Day of Service as a national event, and the 3rd year of LR’s participation.

Summer Experience & Internship Fair This Thursday!

This Thursday, January 27th students will have the opportunity to explore summer jobs and internships at the Summer Experience and Internship Fair. The event will be held in the Cromer Center from 11am-1pm. Please encourage your students and advisees to attend – undergraduates who have internships get the hiring and grad school acceptance advantage every time!

Sponsored by the Career and Personal Development Center. Email or call Katie Wohlman at, 328-7699 with questions.

Recruiters confirmed to attend:
Hickory Crawdads
Chamber of Commerce
LR Office of Study Abroad
Higher Ground Summer Camp
Catawba County Parenting Network
The Cognitive Connection
Transportation Insight

LRU Visiting Playwright-in-Residence to Speak to Hickory Community

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Visiting Writers Series continues on Thursday, February 3, with LRU’s Visiting Playwright-in-Residence Amina McIntyre. McIntyre will speak at 7:00 pm in the Belk Centrum on campus. She has worked as an editor for the Infinite Field Magazine and is currently working as a playwright, freelance writer, and editor.

McIntyre is Lenoir-Rhyne University's first Visiting Playwright-in-Residence. While on campus she will be teaching an eight-week playwriting course for L-R students. This is an opportunity for students to write a 10-minute play with feedback provided by an accomplished writer.

In addition to productions of her short plays, Point of View and In Those Jeans, she has had a staged reading of her one-act Two Card Table and a Clothes Rack and a cold reading of her play Doin' The Work at the Indiana Theater Association ITWorks 2008, as well as poems in various publications. Her full-length play, Most Eligible Bachelor, was produced at Wabash College in April 2009.

A native of Atlanta, GA, McIntyre received a BA in Anthropology at Colby College, a MA in African American and African Diaspora Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University.