March 2009 Best Bets

Eroica Trio

Eroica Trio

Deriving their name from Beethoven’s Third Symphony, Erika Nickrenz, Susie Park, and Sara Sant’Ambrogio take the stage at Belk Theater as a presentation of Carolinas Concert Association. This triumvirate of talent has been featured on ABC’s The View, CBS’s The Early Show, and in numerous magazines including Elle and Vanity Fair. Just remember to watch while you listen—these performers are known for being as beautiful as the music they make. See listing on page 42 for more details. March 1, Belk Theater

Ben Folds

From the day Ben Folds received a piano at age nine, he was obsessed. Moving around frequently at a young age made meeting friends tough, so musical pursuits took up a lot of his free time. Now he’s on tour to promote his newest album, Way to Normal, which includes a duet with Regina Spektor and a song inspired by falling off a stage in Japan. And as a Winston-Salem native, you know he’ll bring his best to North Carolina. See listing on page 43 for more details.  March 1, Ovens Auditorium

The Art of Bellydance

Monte Carlo. Barcelona. Los Angeles. The Bellydance Superstars travel the globe with their Middle Eastern-inspired moves, becoming increasingly popular with every destination. Managed by performing industry veteran Miles Copeland, they are what some call the new Riverdance—unusual, sensual, and top selling. Copeland, who once made The Police famous and Sting a household name, now bounces from country to country with this troupe of graceful handpicked belly dancers. Find out more at See listing on page 42 for more details. March 9, McGlohon Theatre

Russian National Ballet Theatre

Previously the Soviet National Ballet, this dance company is headed by artistic director Elena Radchenko, a former principal dancer in the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet. It is also one of the first independent ballet troupes out of Russia to enjoy tremendous success. Though the backbone of its performance is still classic ballet, it fuses modern dance methods from around the world with traditional techniques to form a style all its own. See listing on page 42 for more details.  March 30, Belk Theater

Southern Spring Home and Garden Show

This forty-ninth annual show features nearly thirty landscape professionals ready to coax your green thumb out of hibernation. Take advantage of expert advice in areas such as home improvement and green living, stroll through immaculately manicured landscapes, and get an idea or two for your own home. Advance tickets are also available at See listing on page 46 for more details. March 4-8, The Park
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