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Arts notes - north Brevard
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Posted: 2012 Jul 27 - 00:25

'Advertised Paranoia' exhibit at the King Center

Brian Bo, founder of the Mini Prophets, is showcasing his collection of wall hangings in the Harris Gallery of the King Center for the Performing Arts.

This 12-piece show, called "Advertised Paranoia," is a series of mixed-media collages.

Open to interpretation, they are a study on the effects of advertisements.

The exhibit will run through Sept. 4, and can be viewed by ticketed patrons attending King Center main stage performances.

There will be a reception and public viewing, which will be announced at later date.

The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.

For more information, please contact Brian Bo at (321) 501-9005.

Platinum Coast Chorus

The Platinum Coast Chorus offers vocal training at all rehearsals for women ages 16 and older, while entertaining audiences of all types through Brevard County.

The chorus, a smaller ensemble or chapter quartets are available to perform for various functions, including luncheons, dinner parties, socials, weddings, singing telegrams, fundraisers and other community events.

For performance scheduling, contact Barb Tamaccio at (321) 259-8605.

Weekly rehearsals are Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Wuesthoff Hospice Administration Building, 8060 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera.

For membership information, contact Kathy Ellis at (321) 259-0020 or visit www.platinumcoastchorus.com.

Brevard Young Performing Artists Competition

The Space Coast Pops Orchestra completed its 16th annual Brevard Young Performing Artists Competition recently with a luncheon serving the parents and friends of the competitors who performed in the competition.

Competing were eight pianists, three harpists, three violinists, (one also on viola), two vocalists, one marimba, one trumpet and one flute. Also attending were the board of directors of the POPS Orchestra.

Jody Greenwood, volunteer worker with the Pops, served as mistress of ceremonies.

The six finalists performed their selection of the composition they had performed before the judges the previous day.

Every one of the 19 contestants (one consisted of two brothers performing together on a four-handed composition) had appeared on Saturday before three professional musicians who served as judges of each performance.

Following their final performance, the winners were announced.

In first place was Jonathan Newman, age 16, who played the marimba and won $500.

In second place was Nathaline Germain, age 16, who played the piano and won $300.

In third place was Luca and Dante Valdivia, age 11 and 9, who played a four-handed selection on the piano and won $200.

Three honorable mention competitors won $100 each. They were: Rachel Ho, age 15, playing the viola; Jennah Moulton, age 16, playing the harp; and Clement Li, age 18, playing the violin.

For more information, call (321) 768-6289 or (321) 632-7445.

Surfside Players 2012-13 season

Surfside Players of Cocoa Beach has announced its 2012-13 season schedule. It is its 53rd season.

The Mainstage plays will be:

. Now through Aug. 12: "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," by Clark Gesner (musical)

. Sep. 14-30: "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940," by John Bishop (farce)

. Nov. 2-18: "La Cage Aux Folles," by Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman (musical)

. Jan. 11-27, 2013: "Same Time, Next Year," by Bernard Slade (comedy-drama)

. Feb. 8-24, 2013: "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do," featuring the music of Neil Sedaka (musical)

. March 8-24, 2013: Love, Sex and the IRS, by William van Zandt and Jane Millmore (Farce)

The Second Stage plays will be:

. Oct. 19-27: "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (film with shadow cast)

. April 10-19, 2013: "'Night, Mother," by Marsha Mason (drama)

The Surfside Playhouse is at 301 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach.

For more information, call the box office at (321) 783-3127 or visit www.surfsideplayers.com.

Titusville Playhouse summer show

For its summer show, the Titusville Playhouse Inc. will present "The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery" by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jr. and directed by: Mary Ann Jameson.

The show will run through Sunday, Aug. 5, at 301 Julia St., Titusville.

This play within a play takes place in the fictional town of Farndale. The women of the Guild Dramatic Society, are proud to present a murder mystery of the highest degree. Anyone might be the killer, and anyone may be the next target. The only problem is, the ladies can't seem to get their "act" together.

The five basic characters (the "townswomen" and a guy) switch into all the roles in a manic script that makes chowder of Agatha Christie's favorite plot devices.

Ticket prices are orchestra $16 and balcony $14, with no discounts and a ticketing fee of $1.95 per ticket.

Online ticketing is now available at www.Titusvilleplayhouse.com.

The box office is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and one hour before show times.

For more information, call (321) 268-1128.

Call for musicians

The Central Florida Winds and Central Florida Chamber Winds have announced a call for musicians.

Rehearsals begin again on Sunday, Aug. 5 for Central Florida Winds.

Openings exist for clarinet, trumpet and percussionists.

Information and applications are available online at www.cfwinds.org.

Editor's note: Hometown News is always looking for arts-related activities and events in the North Brevard area. Please send in your information at least 10 days in advance to brevnews@hometownnewsol.com.

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