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by Keith Barber

With just a few days left in February, two events celebrating Black History Month kick off this week’s edition of Found Objects. On Thursday, Feb. 26, the Childrens Theatre of Winston-Salem presents Song of the Soul, arevue of African-American music from slave songs to jazz to blues torap, at the Arts Council Theatre located at 610 Coliseum Drive. Theprogram hopes to educate audiences about a vital history lesson thatteaches pride, responsibility and respect. Tickets are $8. For furtherinformation, contact Karen at the Childrens Theatre at 336.725.4531.Also on Thursday, the North Carolina Theatre for Young People and UNCG Theatre present Home on the Mornin’ Train, which tells the story of two groups of people separated by 100 years of history fighting for freedom. The play, written by Kim Hines and directed by Jennifer Ridgway, will be performed at the Taylor Theatre offTate Street Feb. 26 – March 1. One story takes place in 1839 inTalledega, Ala.; the other in 1939 in Hamburg, Germany. Performancesare Feb.26 at 7 p.m., Feb. 27 at 8 p.m., Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.,and March 1 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults; $10 forseniors and students. For further information, call 336.334.4849. At 8 p.m. on Thursday, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts presents Moliere’s Scapino atPatrons Theatre located at 1533 S. Main St. in Winston-Salem. As theservant Scapino always says, “The good Lord has blessed me with quite agenius for clever ideas,” and it’s his genius that helps two young menwin the affections of their loves and the approval of their fathers inthis modern adaptation of Moliere’s classic comedy. Tickets are $12 foradults and $10 for seniors and students. For further information, call336.721.1945. On Feb. 26, UNCSA also presents Sunday in the Park with George. Directed by Gerald Freedman and featuring members of Studio IV, this Pulitzer prize-winning musical love story revolves around Georges Seurat, the19 th -century French painter who founded the neo-Impressionist art ofpointillism. He is immersed in single-minded concentrations whilepainting his masterpiece, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of LaGrande Jatte.” UNCSA presents yet a third show on Feb. 26 —On the Razzle, directed by Matt Cowart and featuring members of Studio III at the Catawba Arena Theatre. Whiletheir master is off with his new mistress, two mischievous groceryassistants find themselves involved in a plot of mistaken identities. On the Razzle is based on the same 19 th -century German comedy as Hello Dolly. On Saturday, Salem College presents the film, Wrecking Crew, adocumentary that chronicles the heyday of the LA studio musicians whoplayed on most of the major radio hits of the 1960s and ’70s. Ticketsare $8 in advance; $10 the day of the show. For further information,call 336.917.5313. And finally, the Community Theatre of Greensboro is gearing up for its next production, High School Musical 2, On Stage!, whichruns March 6-15 and will be performed at the Greensboro Masonic Temple,426 W. Market St. Tickets range from $15-$25. For further information,call 336.333.7469 or e-mail Bradley Smith at bsmith@ctgso.org.

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