Auditions slated for murder mystery comedy
The Little Theatre will hold auditions for Sam Bobrick's "The Psychic," directed by Karen Poulsen.
Auditions will be at the theatre rehearsal hall at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, April 14 and 15, at 726 Third Ave., New Smyrna Beach.
"The Psychic" was the winner of the 2011 Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Play from the Mystery Writers of America.
Auditions are open to everyone and no experience is necessary. Performance dates are Friday, May 17, through Sunday, May 26.
Copies of the script for reading are available at the New Smyrna Beach Library. For more information, call (386) 423-1246.
"For the Love of Food," a themed competition at The Hub on Canal
A themed competition is an opportunity to create original two and three-dimensional works of art.
The Hub on Canal is seeking both emerging and established artists to be part of the exhibition. Anything related to food can be included as part of the exhibition.
The exhibition will be May 4-28 at The Hub on Canal, 132 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.
Fee and application form deadline is Tuesday, April 30.
Delivery is from 10: 30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30.
An opening reception will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4.
Fee is $20 per entry or $15 for members. For more information, call (386) 957-3924 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Art winners exhibit at New Smyrna Beach library
"Spectrum IV," a judged exhibit by members of the Artists' Workshop, opened April 1 in the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Highway, and will be open until April 29 during library hours.
Nationally-known abstract expressionist painter Harold Garde served as the judge for this large variety of artwork in watercolor, oil, pastel, mixed media and clay sculpture.
The winners of "Spectrum IV" are:
First prize: Carolyn Land, Pastel
Second prize: Michael Ennis, Acrylic
Third prize: Liv Witherow, Watercolor
Kathy Omeara, Clay sculpture; Sue Reynolds, Acrylic; Lyn Strong, Acrylic; and Don Kennedy, Watercolor.
Art class offered
"Paint Your Art Out" will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 13, at The Hub on Canal, 132 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.
Create a finished acrylic painting in two hours. This class is for any level of experience.
The cost is $35 per person and includes all art supplies.
For more information or to register, call (386) 232-8424.
Author releases new book
Novelist Ann Lee (Fetterman) Miller's third New Smyrna Beach-based story, "Avra's God," is now available online and will be in area stores by mid-April. Amazon downloads of her debut novel, "Kicking Eternity" have topped 75,000 copies.
New Smyrna Beach High School teacher John Scrivano found Ms. Miller on the Internet while searching for local authors for his honors English class. He reminded her of the lime green tux he wore as her prom date. Ms. Miller laughed and told him she didn't remember because she's colorblind. But she immortalized the 30-second lifespan of Mr. Scrivano's air band -- think imaginary instruments -- in "Avra's God."
Mr. Scrivano's talent show "band," included his and Ms. Miller's 1976 classmates James Knox, pastor of the Bible Baptist Church of DeLand; Orlando attorney Eric Bensen, and Kyle Avery, U.S. postal worker in Fort Worth, Texas.
"Avra's God" features a fictional New Smyrna Beach rock band staffed by Daytona State College students who play lead guitar, vocals, drums and keyboard while churning out drama.
Like Ms. Miller did in her youth, the characters work through their issues, fall in love, and discover answers to spiritual questions. Unlike Ms. Miller, they wrestle with fame and betrayal.
Author to hold book tour
Novelist Ann Lee (Fetterman) Miller's will hold a book tour in Volusia County April 17-21.
Ms. Miller will talk and sign books at the New Smyrna Beach Library from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, and at the downtown New Smyrna Beach Farmers' Market from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20.
A book discussion of her debut novel, "Kicking Eternity" will be hosted by Crossroads Church, 3838 State Road 44, New Smyrna Beach.
The events are free and open to the public.
Ms. Miller will also speak at Volusia Regional Juvenile Detention Center and Daytona State College.
Ms. Miller is presenting a Teen Fiction Writing Workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Atlantic Center for the Arts, Saturday, April 20. The cost is $20, and each teen will receive a free e-copy of one of Ms. Miller's novels. Register by calling Atlantic Center for the Arts at 423-1753, E xt.11.
Ann Lee Miller's books are available in e-book formats and paperback on Amazon, Barnes &Noble, and most online bookstores. For more information, visit AnnLeeMiller.com.
Fashion show and luncheon slated
The Daytona Beach Symphony Society will host its Fashionable Notes Luncheon and Fashion Show at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at The Shores Resort & Spa, 2637 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores.
There will be a cash bar and silent auction, 2013-2014 Daytona Beach Symphony Society season tickets with special prices for members and 50/50 half.
Tickets are $35 per person.
Reservations may be made until Friday, April 12.
For more information, call (386) 788-8173.
Casements tour cancelled
On Wednesday, April 17, the Casements Guild will not be conducting tours as it will be celebrating its 34th anniversary.
Daytona Beach Celebrates National Poetry Month
Tomoka Poets and Creative Happiness Institute will co-sponsor a celebration on Sunday, April 21, honoring poetry and the arts, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the historic Lilian Place, 111 Silver Beach Ave., Daytona Beach.
Opening the event will be Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry and his wife, Stephanie, who will read a poem for the occasion.
Representatives from arts and cultural groups as well as Daytona's college campuses will be present to join in the festivities.
The event is open to the public, free. For more information email email@example.com or call (386) 337-4567.
DSC to conduct open auditions for 'The Fantasticks' and 'The Jungle Book'
The Mike Curb College of Music, Entertainment and Art at Daytona State College will conduct open auditions for "The Fantasticks" and "The Jungle Book" at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12, and at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. Callbacks will be on Monday, April 15, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Auditions will be in the Dance Studio (Room 116) in the News-Journal Center, 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach.
Participants should prepare a one-minute monologue and, for singing roles, a one-minute musical theatre vocal selection (bring sheet music in the correct key or a CD accompaniment), and headshots and resumes.
Production dates for "The Fantasticks:" are June 6-8 and for "The Jungle Book," July 17-21 -- all in the Gillespy Theater.
For more information, call (386) 226-1903.