Learn about digital photography
Photographer and instructor Rafael Torres will speak on "Understanding and Appreciating Digital Photography" as part of the Art League of Daytona's "Sundays With the Artists" program from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 14.
Mr. Torres' program will help anyone interested in photography, including non-photographers, to understand the techniques and creativity that result in a beautiful digital work of art.
Mr. Torres began his art career as a painter's apprentice in Cuba and continued as a graphic artist/editorial illustrator for a Florida newspaper.
Today, Torres' images reflect many subjects, including the natural world and people and places. Most of his work is in color, but once in a while he returns to the allure of the abstract black and white image.
Admission is free and the public is invited; light refreshments will be served. For more information, call (386) 258-3856, or visit www.artleague.org.
Daytona Playhouse will hold auditions for "Alone Together Again" by Lawrence Roman at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, and Monday, Oct. 15, at 100 Jessamine Ave., Daytona Beach.
In the Broadway comedy, Mom and Dad have spent the last 30 years raising three sons. The nest is finally emptied. Peace now? Quiet? Not for long. The empty nest fills up again by the sudden, unexpected arrival of their parents, each with problems. How to empty the nest once again so Mom and Dad can be alone together?
Performance dates are Dec. 7 to 16.
For more information, visit daytonaplayhouse.org.
'Outstanding Women in Jazz' concert slated
The Northeast Florida Jazz Association presents "Outstanding Women in Jazz" at its 10th annual Jeep McCoy Scholarship Concert/Supper at 4 p.m., Oct. 20, at the Museum of Arts & Sciences in Daytona Beach.
Headlining the concert is New York jazz pianist and vocalist Sue Maskaleris, who is also a prolific, award-winning composer and lyricist, as well as a gifted arranger and producer (and occasional violinist and bassist). Ms. Maskaleris will be performing with some outstanding local female musicians, including Sallie Quick on bass, 2011 NEFJA scholarship winner Mercedes Beckman on saxophone, and percussionist Melanie DiLorenzo. Also performing will be NEFJA vice-president and keyboardist Doug Carn and the 2012 recipient of the Jeep McCoy Memorial scholarship Daniel Dickinson, who plays the clarinet and saxophone. Vocalist Bethany Grove will join the group during the supper hour.
The Museum of Arts and Sciences is at 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach. The concert will begin at 4 p.m. and a catered dinner with entertainment follows. Tickets for the concert supper will be available until Oct. 12 and cost $45 for members, $50 for non-members. Tickets for the concert only are $20. They can be purchased in advance by mail (P.O. Box 352552, Palm Coast, FL 32135), at Aimee's Hallmark in Palm Coast, or on the website www.nefja.org. A limited number of tickets (for the concert only) will also be available at the door.
For more information, call (386) 445-1329, (386) 446-4423 or (386)-437-1005.