Mooresville author Cecil Cline will sign copies of his memoir, "Sunrise Over Appalachia," at Literary Bookpost 2-4 p.m. Saturday.
Cline's memoir recounts his coming of age in Mohawk, W.Va, in the early years of the 20th century, and his overcoming of a rural, poverty-laced background and the fulfilling of his dreams.
Cline went on to become an engineer in the aerospace industry, to found businesses of his own, and to engage later in life in various disaster relief assistance programs.
Literary Bookpost is located at 119 S. Main St. in Downtown Salisbury.
For additional information, call 704-630-9788.
Tuesday Night Jazz
SPENCER -- On Tuesdays, Pinocchio's of Spencer( 518 S. Salisbury Ave.) presents Tuesday Night Jazz, featuring Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen.
There are two seatings, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Mother Blues will perform 45 minutes at each seating. A $5 cover charge at the door will be refunded to those who eat a regular meal, pizza excluded. Call 704-636-8891 for reservations.
WINSTON-SALEM -- The music of five North Carolina composers will be performed by the Carolina Chamber Symphony Players at 3 p.m. March 11 in the James A. Gray Auditorium at Old Salem Visitor Center.
The performance will include works by Dan Locklair, Robert Ward, Lawrence Dillon, Alan Hirsh and Kenneth Frazelle.
Admission is $20. For tickets, call 336-721-7350.
DAVIDSON -- At 7 p.m. Sunday, Salisbury's Carolina Baroque will be featured on the program Viva Voce, hosted weekly by Luther Wade, broadcast by WDAV FM 89.9.
Dale Higbee is director of Carolina Baroque. For more information, visit, www. carolinabaroque.org.
Tuesday Music 515
The Catawba College Music Department will present "Piano Favorites" at their Tuesday Music 515 performance 5:15 p.m., March 13 in the Chapel of Catawba College.
In addition to works by Beethoven and Brahms, the short concert will also feature several piano compositions by Dr. Albert Chaffoo, the founder and first conductor of the Salisbury Symphony. Chaffoo's compositions will be featured in honor of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Salisbury Symphony.
Performers will include Dr. Julie Chamberlain, Angela Lowry and Dr. Renee McCachren. McCachren, who is the pianist with the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, will perform Chaffoo's selections.
The recital if free and the public is invited.
Photographer Luke Powell will present "Afghanistan: Haven of Peace and Tranquility," a series of photographs of Afghanistan at the Catawba College Community Forum, 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13 Hedrick Little Theatre.
Powell is a North Carolina native and a 1969 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He went on to acquire a degree from Yale Divinity School in 1972.
Powell's photographs have been exhibited in more than 100 one-person shows, including the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery and the United Nations in Geneva. Since 2000, he has photographed UN mine clearance and aid projects in Afghanistan and Mozambique. His work, The Afghan Folio, is scheduled for the reopening of the National Gallery in Kabul. He lives in Liverpool, Nova Scotia.
A reception and viewing of the Afghanistan exhibit will take place in Peeler Crystal Lounge immediately following Powell's presentation. Admission is free.
CONCORD -- The Old Courthouse Theatre will sponsor its annual Performing Arts Talent Search. at 7 p.m. March 15-17 at the theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord.
Semi-final nights are March 15-16. The semi-final night winners will compete on March 17.
Contestants will compete in four categories: drama, dance, vocal and instrumental. People may participate in as many categories as they like.
There is an entry fee of $15 per category entered. Groups of no more than 12 can participate for a $25 entry fee per group. Age groups are 17 and under and 18 and older.
For entry information contact the Theatre at 704-788-2405. The deadline for entries is March 12.
'High School Musical'
LEXINGTON -- The Lexington Youth Theatre will present Disney's "High School Musical" March 22-25 at the Smith Civic Center, 217 S. Main St.
Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.
"High School Musical" is the story of the students at East High School breaking free of labels and stereotypes, getting outside of their comfort zones and trying new things.
Tickets are $6, plus a can of food for local charities. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 336-249-7875.
For more info, visit www.lexingtonyouth theatre. com.
Cogan to perform
BLAIR, NE. -- Josh Cogan, a 2006 graduate of East Rowan High School, is performing percussion in the orchestra for a production of Dana College Theater's "Violet."
He is the son of Tom and Robin Cogan of Granite Quarry.
SHS Varsity Voices
The Salisbury High School Varsity Voices will present a concert entitled "Celebrating the African in American Music" 3 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary of John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave.
The concert will feature a variety of music by African American composers.
The Varsity Voices include: Aubrey Barton, Sarah Canup, Andrew Carpenter, Richard Cortez, Eric DiMarzio, Tayloria Kesler, Dexter McGee, Jasmine Moore, Jordan Oakes, Adam Oglesby, Joseph So, Tranetta Williams, Amanda Fazia, Morgan Griggs, Hayley Mikkelson. Chad Myers, Michelle Posten, Melissa Ramos, Travis Barnes, Nick Vinson, Gordon Witte, Gina Young.
The group is led by choral director Michael Brooks and is accompanied by Susan Trivette. Lovetta Moore, SHS teacher and black history club advisor, will provide narration. The concert is free, but donations are accepted.