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by Keith Barber

Found OBJECTS There is life after the holidays as evidenced by the plethora of arts happenings in the Triad next month. In honor of Black History Month, the Community Theatre of Greensboro presents A Raisin in the Sun. This groundbreaking play by Lorraine Hansberry debuted on Broadway in 1959,based upon growing up in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood. A Raisin in the Sun was the first play written by a black woman to be produced on Broadway, as well as the first play with a black director on Broadway. Show dates are Jan. 30-31 and Feb. 5-7 with 8 p.m. performances. The Feb. 1 and Feb. 8 shows will begin at 2 p.m. at the Greensboro Masonic Temple in Greensboro. For ticket information, call 336.333.7469. Ticket prices range from $10-$25. On Jan. 20, the Wake Forest Museum of Anthropology premieres its latest exhibit entitled, Korean Funerary Figures: Companions for the Journey to the Other World. Koreans are known for their “kkoktu” (funerary figures), but until last year, that artistry had never before been seen outside of Korea. Wake’s Museum of Anthropology will be the only venue in the southeastern United States to feature the exhibit organized by the Ockrang Cultural Foundation. The exhibit runs through May 16 and all events are free and open to the public. In connection with the exhibit, Reynolda House Museum of American Art presents four film screenings of Korean Films Jan. 22 and 29 and Feb. 5. The 30th-anniversary national tour of the Tony Award award-winning musical Ain’t Misbehavin’ starring Ruben Studdard of “American Idol” fame comes to War Memorial Auditorium in Greensboro for a threeperformance engagement Jan. 16-17. Tickets are on sale now at the Greensboro Coliseum box office, and at all Ticketmaster outlets including participating area Lowes Foods locations and FYE and Macy’s stores, online at www.ticketmaster.com. Sadly, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) located at 750 Marguerite Drive in Winston-Salem, is closing for renovations Jan. 4, so art lovers have only two more weeks to check out the films of Mexican artist Carlos Amorales. SECCA is showing three of Amorales’ video works, which include Rorschach Test Animation (Dec.10–19); Faces (Dec. 20-28) and Manimal (Dec. 31- Jan. 4). Still, it is the holiday season and in that spirit, the Barnes & Noble bookstore at Friendly Center in Greensboro is hosting a book signing for local author Justin Catanoso. A Pulitzer Prize–nominated journalist who teaches writing and editing at Wake Forest, Catanoso will be signing his holiday book entitled My Cousin the Saint: A Search for Faith, Family and Miracle . The event will be held Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Merry Christmas, YES! Weekly readers!

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