Friday, August 13, 2010

Weekend arts picks: Aug. 13-18

Brad Paisley.

Music:‭ ‬Brad Paisley got his start in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia,‭ ‬and since then he‭’‬s gathered up every‭ ‬important award in country music.‭ ‬He‭’‬s on the road a lot,‭ ‬too,‭ ‬and on Saturday afternoon,‭ ‬he‭’‬s at the Cruzan for a stop on his H20‭ ‬World Tour.‭ ‬The‭ ‬tour will feature a‭ ‬“water world plaza‭”‬ meant to evoke summer and water fun,‭ ‬as part of Paisley‭’‬s efforts on behalf of a campaign to bring clean drinking water to‭ ‬needy communities across the country and around the world.

Darius Rucker.

His special guests include Darius Rucker,‭ ‬the Hootie and the Blowfish front man whose forays into country music have been well-received,‭ ‬and‭ ‬up and coming‭ ‬singer/songwriter Justin Moore.‭ ‬The concert is set for‭ ‬4‭ ‬p.m.‭ ‬at the Cruzan,‭ ‬and tickets are‭ ‬$23.25-$58.‭ ‬For more information,‭ ‬visit‭ ‬www.Live

A Su Salud,‭ ‬by Katherine Morgan.

Art:‭ ‬Photographer‭ ‬Katherine Morgan focuses on the‭ “‬true beauty‭”‬ of flowers in her work,‭ ‬and starting tonight,‭ ‬the Boca Raton resident is launching a brief show at the Caldwell Theatre to raise funds for the theater company.‭ ‬Close Up:‭ ‬The Inner Beauty of Flowers features‭ ‬25‭ ‬for-sale prints of her flower portraits,‭ ‬and Morgan plans to donate‭ ‬20‭ ‬percent of all sales to the Caldwell.‭

The art show runs through Sept.‭ ‬5‭ ‬and opens‭ ‬along with‭ ‬The Comfort of Darkness,‭ ‬a world premiere play by Joel Gross based on the story of Dr.‭ ‬Anton Mesmer,‭ ‬who gave his name‭ (‬mesmerism‭) ‬to his theories of hypnosis,‭ ‬and his patient,‭ ‬the‭ ‬beautiful‭ ‬blind pianist Maria-Theresa von Paradis.‭ ‬Stevie Ray Dallimore and Jessalyn Maguire star.‭ ‬For more information,‭ ‬call‭ ‬241-7432‭ ‬or visit‭ ‬

A scene from Woman Rebel.

Film:‭ ‬Earlier this year,‭ ‬documentarian Kiran Deol‭’‬s‭ ‬37-minute look at the Maoist female rebels of Nepal,‭ ‬Woman Rebel,‭ ‬screened twice at the Delray Beach Film Festival.‭ ‬Wednesday night,‭ ‬the film comes to HBO2‭ ‬at‭ ‬8‭ ‬p.m.,‭ ‬with a repeat showing at‭ ‬11:45‭ ‬a.m.‭ ‬Aug.‭ ‬26.‭ ‬The film focuses on one of the members of the rebel army,‭ ‬which was‭ ‬40‭ ‬percent female,‭ ‬and her transformation into a government official seeking to make peace.‭ ‬Deol,‭ ‬a Spanish River High School graduate,‭ ‬began filming the movie in Nepal the day after she graduated from Harvard.‭ ‬The film‭’‬s executive producer is Robert Richter,‭ ‬whose credits include an Emmy-winning look at the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.‭

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