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            February 16, 2017 
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Dom FlemonsKaia Kater, and Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton share the stage for one night only, spotlighting the African roots of the banjo and the impact that the instrument continues to have in old-time, blues, bluegrass, and other music traditions. Tickets are $22-$24 PineCone members, $27-$29 general public (plus tax) available by calling PineCone's box office: 919-664-8302 or at their website.

Learn more about featured artist, Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton.

News from 
Arts Access' Artist Link Project

We are excited to announce that our directory of artists has increased by 45% since the new year! And our first meeting on Valentine's Day was a roaring success! Artists and inclusive organizations alike, attended to contribute their thoughts of how the ALP can best support arts educators who offer inclusive programs, and artists with disabilities. Stay tuned for more meetings and information as reach continues to grow. If you would like to be included click below.
Calling all artists!!! Artists, musicians, at all levels and abilities welcome! Arts Access strives to encourage and promote the work of artists with disabilities throughout North Carolina. We want to connect you with resources and help promote your work. Register here.


Magic, Mirth, & Meaning

On February 24, Asheville's Vanishing Wheelchair will resume it's twice-monthly magic variety show: Magic, Mirth, & Meaning at it's new location 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite L, Asheville, North Carolina 28804. The show will continue through the year on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month, and features storytellers, singers, jugglers, and magicians. Free to attend, though donations are always accepted.

  The Vanishing Wheelchair also announces its intent to launch “All Things Possible”, teaching skills in performing, painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, and wood working to people with disabilities. These workshops are available to other non-profits to share with their clientele and will be conducted at the 175 Weaverville Highway location. 
Click here for tickets

Western NC!
Join Us for Accessibility 101!

The Ashe County Arts Council, in partnership with Arts Access and the North Carolina Arts Council are pleased to offer a workshop that will enable cultural organizations to better include people with disabilities. The workshop will cater to administrators, board members, volunteers, ushers, teachers, docents, box office staff, and additional front line staff at cultural arts organizations.
Participants will learn:
  • Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act and how it impacts arts organizations
  • Common accommodations for customers with disabilities and where to find them
  • Sensitivity and disability etiquette in communications and assisting someone
  • Emergency procedures and safety issues
  • Steps for writing your organization’s ADA plan  

When: Monday, March 20th, 2:00-5:00pm

Where: Ashe Arts Center, 303 School Avenue, West Jefferson

Register: email or call the Arts Council 336.846-2787

Cost: Free

Holly Springs' Together on Center Stage presents Bullying is "TOCS"-ic as a part of the Mayor's Anti-bullying Campaign. The show will be presented Friday, March 3 at 7:00 pm, and Saturday March 4 at 2:00 pm at the Holly Springs Cultural Arts Center, 300 W. Ballentine St.

Together on Center Stage is an inclusive theatre company that welcomes people of all experience levels, abilities, and ages. For more information about how to get involved with Together on Stage visit their website.

Kudos To Our Partners in Access!


We are celebrating all the great organizations that joined us in our introductory meeting of the Artist Link Project, as well as some great organizations who have reached out with interest! We look forward to working together with these and otehr great organizations!
Raleigh Little Theatre
The Power of the Dream
VAE Raleigh
Durham Arts Council
Acting is Awesome
NC Services for the Blind
Triangle Alliance Chorus
Women's Theatre Festival

Upcoming AD Performances:


Saturday Night Fever at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, February 18, 2:00pm

One Man, Two Guvnors at Raleigh Little Theatre, February 19, 3:00pm

Shen Yun at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, February 25, 2:00pm

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime at Durham Performing Arts Center, February 25, 8:00pm

Zuccotti Park by Justice Theatre, February 26, 3:00pm

Once Upon A Mattress at Meredith College Jones Auditorium, February 26, 3:00pm

Still Life With Iris at Cary Arts Center, February 26, 3:00pm

Twelfth Night at Playmakers Repertory, March 7, 7:30pm

Intimate Apparel at Cape Fear Regional Theatre, March 9, 7:30pm

The Bodyguard at Durham Performing Arts Center, March 18, 8:00pm

When She Had Wings at Raleigh Little Theatre, March 26, 5:00pm

Something Rotten at Durham Performing Arts Center, April 8, 8:00pm 

The Royale at Burning Coal Theatre, April 9, 2:00pm

Mousetrap at Cary Arts Center, April 9, 3:00pm




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