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Casting call - Tuesday and Wednesday at UND: Aspiring comedians and actors are invited to audition Tuesday and Wednesday at UND for a locally made half-hour situation comedy, "Price Check," and possibly one or more others. The UND Department of E...

Casting call

- Tuesday and Wednesday at UND: Aspiring comedians and actors are invited to audition Tuesday and Wednesday at UND for a locally made half-hour situation comedy, "Price Check," and possibly one or more others. The UND Department of English's film-style video production class, taught by Christopher P. Jacobs, is producing a script written by senior lecturer Kathy Coudle King's TV scriptwriting class. "Price Check" is about two college-age store employees, a lighthearted chronicle of their relationships with their superiors, their customers and their fellow employees. The cast includes five male characters (two leads) and five female characters, most 18 to 30 years old, and one or two 30- to 60-year-olds. Open auditions: 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, UND Merrifield Hall Room 114. Prepare a comic monologue or read scenes from the script. Class information/sample script: . Rehearsals: Will begin over the next two weeks with shooting to begin near the end of February and continue through March.

Ballet class

- Guest artist series: The North Dakota Ballet Company and Apprentice School has developed a guest artist series to bring in dance artists from around the country to instruct and inspire dancers. Grand Forks native Maggie Bergeron will conduct a modern dance master class open to the community from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Feb. 13. Admission: $15; space is limited to the first 25 dancers. The workshop is designed for the intermediate dancer; pre-registration is available at NDBC Studios. About Bergeron: She began her training at NDBC and has a degree from the University of Minnesota Dance Program. An acclaimed choreographer and dancer who performs and works throughout the country, she serves as an adjunct faculty member for the University of Minnesota, has founded Maggie Bergeron and Company and performs with Shaprio & Smith Dance Company.

Photo exhibit


- This month in the Empire: The exhibit "Topos/Chora: Photographs of the Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project" will be featured through February in the lobby gallery of the Empire Arts Center. The exhibit features the photographs of UND Master of Fine Art student Ryan Stander, which were produced during Stander's time as artist-in-residence at Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project in Cyprus. Since 2003, the Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project has conducted archaeological fieldwork in the Republic of Cyprus under the direction of Bill Caraher of the UND Department of History. It is one of very few archaeological projects in the Mediterranean to support an artist-in-residence program. The exhibit is free and open to the public during Empire events and by appointment. Info: (701) 746-5500.

Upcoming shows

- Feb. 26 and Feb. 27 in the Empire: Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks, has announced a bluegrass band concert and another show in the Budweiser Blues Series for February. Feb. 26: Monroe Crossing, a bluegrass band, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26. Tickets will be $15. For more info, go to . Feb. 27: The Budweiser Blues Series will present Minnesota native Brandon Scott Sellner playing music inspired by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. For more info, go to . Advance tickets: Available at the Chester Fritz box office, call (701) 777-4090, or go to .

Fiber exhibit

- Through March 31 in Fargo: Nine area artists will display 60 original small quilts and other fiber works through March 31 in the VIP Room, 604 Main Ave, Fargo. "Reflections in Fiber" curator Kim Baird said the display was a great opportunity to see what's happening with art quilts today. A majority of the pieces are for sale and will be replaced with new items when sold. Opening reception: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 18. Featured artists: Mary Ann Waxler, Mapleton, N.D.; Kim Stenehjem, Julie Richardson, Ryn Pitts, Haleigh Larson, Virginia Dambach, Vicky Jo Bogart and Kim Baird, all of Fargo; and Clare Degerness, Moorhead.

Hybrid Soul

- Feb. 27 in Grand Forks: The Grand Forks-based band Hybrid Soul will headline a Christian rock concert beginning at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in The Attic, which is on the fourth floor of 308 Demers Ave. above Crosstown Lounge. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.; special guests will be One Ten Ride and Rhyme and Reason. Cover charge: $10; $5 advance tickets available at Christian Bookshelf. Sponsor:, created by Mike Peterson, an online social network for Christian and positive bands, their fans and interested venues. Info: (701) 430-1896.

Red Carpet Party


- March 7 in the Empire: The second annual Red Carpet Celebration will begin at 6:30 p.m. March 7 in the Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks, where people can walk the red carpet, enjoy fine food and drink and watch the Academy Awards unfold live on the Empire's big screen. Host: WDAZ TV anchor Terry Dullum. Tickets: $45, which includes hors d'oeuvre, dessert and more. Call Chester Fritz box office, (701) 777-4090 for reservations; $5 off for Empire Members.

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