Legendary singer-songwriter Justin Hayward is coming to The Wilson Center on February 17th at 7:30 pm. On his The Wind of Heaven Tour, Hayward will bring new songs from his recent album release All The Way as well as Moody Blues classics like Nights in White Satin.
As the driving force behind The Moody Blues, Justin Hayward penned classics like Nights in White Satin, New Horizons and Your Wildest Dreams, which peaked at number nine on the charts, combining progressive-rock power with symphonic romanticism.
Hayward has received four ASCAP awards, the BMI Million Plays award for Story in Your Eyes and an Ivor Novello Statue, as well as numerous other songwriter awards around the world. Nights in White Satin is featured regularly in the all-time lists of favorite songs, including being in the top 10 Songs of the Millennium, voted for by the public, on BBC-TV.
Gladys Knight, Jackson Browne, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Aaron Neville, Paula Poundstone, Keb’Mo’, The Carolina Symphony Orchestra and Broadway productions like Mama Mia are just a few of the big names who have headlined at the new Fine Arts Center In Wilmington.
The new Humanities & Fine Arts Center at Cape Fear Community College is open for business.
Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC has opened the doors of one of the finest arts venues in the state!
Located at 701 N. Third Street this impressive facility was launched to overwhelming community support with a gala celebration starring the incomparable Liza Minelli with North Carolina’s incredible symphony orchestra.
The center was funded by a $41,000,000 bond and the stage technology ran into another million dollars which was raised by the Cape Fear Community College Foundation.
The 60,000 square foot building boasts a beautiful sound stage and a performance hall seating close to 1,600 people.
The building is also a classroom with humanities and fine arts department classes being held in the building for 5,000 students each week, a number which is expected to quickly grow as there are now dedicated classrooms, studios and faculty offices for those classes.
The students will also have the opportunity to work with the performers and their professional crews as well as in the center’s marketing office. In an arrangement with UNCW, their students will also be allowed to intern at the center.
As for the performance center, manager Shane Fernando has put together an impressive roster of big name talent beginning with the black-tie gala featuring Jackson Browne, Jewel, The Moody Blues, North Carolina Symphony Orchestra.
2017 Season at Cape Fear Stage:
Justin Hayward – Friday Feb. 17th – 7:30pm
Whoopi Goldberg – Friday June 23 – 7:30pm
Broadway Series: 42nd Street – Wed., February 1 – 7:30 p.m.
The North Carolina Symphony – Scheherazade – Thursday, February 9 – 7:30 p.m.
Paula Poundstone – Friday, February 10th – 8 p.m.
The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra – Symphony Pops! – Saturday, February 11 – 7:30 p.m.
Riverdance – Thursday, February 16 – 7:30 p.m.
Broadway Series: Pippin – Wed. Feb. 22 – 7:30 p.m. & Sat. April 8 – 2:00 p.m.
The Midtown Men – Friday, February 24 – 7:30 p.m.
Michael Bolton – Sunday, February 26 – 7:30 p.m.
Broadway Series: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella – Feb. 28 & Mar. 1 – 7:30 p.m.
The Jungle Book – Sunday Mar. 5th – 2pm & 6pm
Lionel Popkin – Thursday, March 16 – 7:30 p.m.
Earth, Wind & Fire – Friday, March 17, 2017 – 7:30pm
The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra – Operatic Orchestra – Saturday, March 18 – 7:30 p.m.
STOMP – Wednesday, March 22 at 7:30pm
City Ballet: Beauty and the Beast – Saturday, March 25th – 7 pm & Sunday March 26th – 3 pm
Jason Isbell w/ special guest Hiss Golden Messenger – Thursday March 30, 2017 – 7pm
Home Free – Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – 8pm
Trisha Brown Dance Company – Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21 – 7:30 p.m.
The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra – Season Finale – Saturday, April 22 – 7:30 p.m.
The North Carolina Symphony –Beethoven’s Ninth- Sunday, April 23 – 7:30 p.m.
Broadway Series: Dirty Dancing – May 2 & 3, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
H.M.S. Pinafore – Saturday, May 6, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
The North Carolina Symphony – The Pirates of Penzance – Sunday, May 7 – 7:30 p.m.
Ballet: Sleeping Beauty – Sunday June 11th – 2pm & 7pm
Tickets for Cape Fear Stage productions are on sale at capefearstage.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the temporary box office located at CFCC’s storefront, 254 N. Front St.
|CFCC Humanities & Arts Center
703 North Third Street
Wilmington, NC 28401Phone: (910)362-7999
Visit the CFCC Humanities & Arts Center website.