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45th Anniversary Tribute Concert

It's time to celebrate 45 years of excellence at Johnston Community College!!! The Nu-Tones, Dr. David Johnson, The Hall Sisters and other special guests will perform a variety of BillBoard hits from ...more...

September 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Buy Tickets$20.69 in advance

An Evening with Molly Ringwald

On Broadway, audiences have embraced her in Cabaret, as well as in Enchanted April & Modern Orthodox. Off-Broadway, she received rave notices for work in Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick… BOOM!, & she tou...more...

September 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Buy Tickets$26.00 in advance;
$27.50 at the door

CMS presents Spiritual Songs


October 03, 2014 at 7:00 PM
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$15.00 at the door

October 04, 2014 at 2:00 PM
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October 04, 2014 at 7:00 PM
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CMS presents CBGB Legends featuring the Malpass Brothers

CMS presents CBGB Legends featuring the Malpass BrothersCMS Celebrates Legends of Country, Bluegrass and Blues-Featuring The Malpass Brothers

CMS celebrates Legends of Country, Bluegrass and Blues-featuring The Malpass Brothers on April 4th and April 5th with legendary songs from the Statler Brothers (Flowers on the Wall), David Frizzell & Shelly West (Reason God Made Oklahoma), Darius Rucker (Wagon Wheel), Etta James (I’d Rather Go Blind) and Buck Owens (Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms).

CMS is an opportunity for aspiring artists to perform in a state-of-the-art facility with a professional band and back-up singers in a 2 day-multiple show stint. Guest performers participate in a week of intense rehearsals which culminates into a full-length stage performance showcasing the talents of each guest performer.

The show opens Friday, April 4th, at 7 p.m. in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium- located on the main campus of Johnston Community College. Additional shows are scheduled for Saturday, April 5th at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. with the pre-show beginning approximately 20 minutes before show time.

Individual evening show tickets are $12.50 in advance and $15 at the door. Matinee show tickets are $10 in advance and $12.50 at the door. Tickets are available online at www.jccperformingarts.com and through the JCC Box Office by calling (919) 209-2099 Monday through Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Guest performers for the April CMS Legends of Country, Bluegrass and Blues-featuring The Malpass Brothers:
The Malpass Brothers are as authentic as stone-ground grits, country ham & red-eye gravy, hush puppies & chopped pork barbecue… and they’re every bit as good. As young boys, Christopher and Taylor Malpass soaked up the music of their granddad's phonograph records. Christopher earned his first talent show trophy at age 7, and Taylor was playing mandolin by the time he was 10. Today, they promote the work and music of classic country artists they treasure while creating new music and making their own mark in the lineage of a rich American cultural heritage.

With sincerity, honesty and an utter ease on stage that belies their years, their smooth vocal blend and skillful musicianship layer infectiously into the deep respect they pay to legends who have paved the way. Add the funny, off-the-cuff quips between the two 20-something siblings, and the engaging concert becomes a magnetic time-traveling journey to when a calmer rhythm reigned supreme.
The Malpass Brothers toured with the late Don Helms, former steel guitarist for Hank Williams, have opened for music legend Merle Haggard on multiple tours and appeared on stages from the Shetland Islands to Ryman Auditorium to Merlefest. Gifted musicians and songwriters, the brothers have shared billing with artists including Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Rhonda Vincent, Marty Stuart, Doc Watson and more. The title cut video from their "Memory That Bad" album hit CMT Pure Country’s Top Ten.
This is the real deal, folks. There is no pretense. This is music steeped in the legacy of the Louvin Brothers, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, Sr. & others. Count on classic, real country. Count on new Malpass tunes. Count on a couple of old-time traditional gospels. Count on giggles and ribbing between brothers, along with daddy on the bass, who’s bound to be thinking, “What the hell are they doing now?” Count on some big, high hair, and maybe an Elvis twitch or two. Count on lines at the CD table … and count on logging on to see where they’ll be next.
Katlyn Casey is a student at Lenoir Community College in the Radiography class of 2014. She enjoys competitive cheerleading, riding horses, reading and cooking. She stepped on stage at 8 years old with a solo performance at her home church. Katlyn will be performing ‘Our Kind of Love’ by Lady Antebellum in her CMS debut.

Jessica Rae Jones is a 26 year old third grade teacher who began singing at age 6 with her elementary school chorus. Since her radio debut (G105) Jessica has auditioned for American Idol, performed at the Cleveland Area Strawberry Festival, JoCo LoCo Talent show, and the annual Clayton Harvest Festival karaoke contest. She was a member of the South Johnston High School Ensemble, a member of the All State Choir and performed the National Anthem at West Johnston. 2014 marks her 2nd appearance on CMS ‘Where Stars Get Their Start’.

Lindsey Roberts makes a return to the CMS stage after her 2011 Christmas show performance. She is a Certified Nursing Assistant and Office Manager for First-Class HomeCare in Benson and enjoys playing guitar and spending time with her husband Hunter and friends. Lindsey will be singing ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’ by Etta James.

Tarrah Walston is a junior at East Duplin High School and has enjoyed entertaining audiences since age 7. She was the 2007 first place talent winner at the Festival on the Neuse. Tarrah has also performed at the 2009 Virginia Monster Truck Jam, 2010 Boy Scout Jamboree, 2008-2010 Woodmen of the World Banquet, and 2010 and 2013 Christmas at Twilight. In her free time she enjoys playing the piano and guitar and spending time with her parents, Greg and Bridget. She will be performing ‘Born to Fly’.

Abigail Stephens is the 10 year old daughter of Brian and April Stephens and is a 5th grade student at McGee’s Elementary. She was the Clayton Idol, Jr., winner, JoCo LoCo Junior winner and has performed the National Anthem at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Atlanta Speedway, Durham Bulls ballpark, and the Carolina Mudcat stadium. Abigail is also North Carolina’s Outstanding Junior Miss and will perform ‘Anyway’ by Martina McBride.

William Byrd began singing at age 6 and performs regularly at his church and can be seen as a guest artist with local bands. He enjoys hunting, fishing, horseback riding and playing guitar when he is not working as the parts manager for Hudson’s Hardware in Clayton. William will be performing ‘Heartland’ on his first appearance on the CMS stage.

The Hall Sisters are the talented daughters of David and Kathryn Hall of Garner. Although the sisters only began performing in public in 2011, their presence has spread from Garner to Nashville, TN in record time. Jessica (19), Natalie (17), Lydia (16), and Valerie (14), each a musician and singer, wow audiences with their lyrical vocal harmonies and beautiful stringed quartet melodies. The Hall Sisters have appeared on CMS “Where Stars Get Their Start’ in 2012 and 2013 and were participants in ‘Garner’s Showcase of Talent’ in 2012 and 2013.

In 2012, along with the Annie Moses Band, the sisters performed at Carnegie Hall. They also participated in the Fine Arts Summer Academy-an intensive music program put on by the Annie Moses Band in Nashville, TN and performed at the Grand Ole Opry in 2013.

Duet partners Daryl Stuart and Laurie Mason will be performing ‘You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma’ by Shelley West and Lefty Frizzell. Daryl is barber and Laurie is the owner of a children’s boutique-but together it’s nothing but beautiful music. Both began performing in public at an early age and are making their CMS debut. You might catch them at their local church or at a karaoke competition entertaining a crowd.

Clae Wilson has been in the music business for 11 years after getting his start as a bassist for a friend’s band. His love for music has taken him from Tennessee to Birmingham and now back to North Carolina. Clae will be performing ‘Troubador’ by George Strait.

The Nu-Tones are the house band of CMS consisting of: Music Director-Melanie Horton, percussionist-Crissy Oravits, drummer-Gage Haveri; lead guitar-Brent Shattuck, and piano-Todd Wells.

Many performers have gone on to claim the national spotlight-Scotty McCreery, Clay Aiken, the Malpass Brothers, and Dakota Hood (The Hunger Games). Join us on April 4th and 5th as we celebrate Legends of Country, Bluegrass and Blues featuring The Malpass Brothers...you just may see the next BIG star!

Guest Performers:

The Malpass Brothers

Katlyn Casey
Jessica Rae
Lindsey Roberts
Tarrah Walston
Abigail Stephens
William Byrd
The Hall Sisters
Daryl Stuart and Laurie Mason
Clae Wilson

Guest Performers

Guest performers to be announced.


Friday, April 04, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Buy Tickets($13.50 in advance; $15.00 at the door)

Saturday, April 05, 2014 at 2:00 PM
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Saturday, April 05, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Buy Tickets($13.50 in advance; $15.00 at the door)

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