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A Rousing Return Kelly Hogan releases new album, opens for Neko Case

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also inside: p6 UNCW offers new online course for social workers p14 ‘Outside’ closes at WHQR’s MC Erny Gallery p22 NC loses an icon, Andy Griffith, July 1st, 1926-July 3rd, 2012 Photo by Neko Case

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Kelly Hogan releases new album, opens for Neko Case Wed., July 18th, at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater Kelly Hogan is a musician’s musician, according to our contributer Alex Pompliano, who interviewed the Neko Case backup singer this week (p. 17). The songstress’ career spans two decades as she’s tirelessly volunteered her pipes for works with the likes of M. Ward, Jakob Dylan, Indigo Girls and more. In 2012 Hogan celebrates her fourth solo release, ‘I Like to Keep Myself in Pain,’ a rousing album with facets in classic pop, soul and country. On this record, Hogan’s backup band is as well-rounded as she: Booker T. Jones, James Gadson, Gabe Roth and Scott Ligon. Hogan will open for Neko Case (and then turn around and perform in Case’s band) on Wed., July 18th at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. Courtesy photo

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healthcare law was upheld by the Supreme Court. The president apparently had three speeches ready to go this morning. One if the law was overturned, one if the law was upheld, and one if Joe Biden chewed up the other two.” —Craig Ferguson “I could not wait to start using my Obamacare. Today, I swallowed a fist full of birth control pills and then washed it down with poison. What do I care? It’s free.” —Bill Maher “The Democratic Convention is $27 million in debt. They had to cancel the kick-off event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. A speedway is the perfect place for the Democratic Convention. You go around in circles, turn left every few seconds, and you end up right where you started.” —Jay Leno “For several minutes after the ruling, CNN was mistakenly reporting that the Supreme Court struck down President Obama’s healthcare law. In response, CNN was like, ‘Thank God no one watches us.’” —Jimmy Fallon “A man is filing a lawsuit against Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, claiming they have ties to al-Qaida. When al-Qaida heard this, they said, ‘Please do not lump us in with those maniacs.’” —Conan O’Brien “Mitt Romney reminds me of the guy in high school who only has friends because his parents have a swimming pool.” —David Letterman

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6 news: Eliza Dillard unveils the details of a new UNCW course for social workers.

9 news of the weird: Chuck Shepherd shares the latest odd stories.

artsy smartsy................ 10-23 10-12 theatre: Shea Carver previews Porch’s latest dinner theatre show, ‘Clue’ ; Gwenyfar raves about Opera House Theatre Co.’s ‘A Chorus Line.’

14 art: Bethany Turner meets folk artists Penny Ames and Elizabeth Singletary.

15 gallery listings: Check out what’s hanging in area art galleries.

16 music: The Summer Music Concert Series page details live outdoor shows across the way

17 cover story: Alex chats with Kelly Hogan, a member of Neko Case’s band, who just unleashed her fourth solo album and will open and perform for Case on Wednesday, July 18th at Greenfield.

18-21 soundboard: See what bands and performers are playing in venues from Wilmington to Jacksonville.

22-23 film: Anghus offers a memoriam in lieu of Andy Griffith’s passing and reviews Wes Anderson’s latest brand of quirk, ‘Moonrise Kingdom.’

grub & guzzle...............26-30 26-29 dining guide: Need a few suggestions on where to eat? Flip through our dining guide!

extra! extra!................. 32-47 32 books: Shelby Purvis sits down with Kevin Duffus, the author of ‘War Zone: World War II Off the North Carolina Coast,’ who offers a book signing and presentation at the Federal Point History Center this week in CB. 34 crossword: Brain game by Stanley


38-47 calendar/‘toons/horoscopes/ corkboard: Find out what to do in town with our calendar; check out Tom Tomorrow and the annual ‘toons winner, Jay Schiller; read your horoscope; and check out the latest saucy corkboard ads.

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am a huge fan of Stacey Mitchell, author of “BigBox Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America’s Independent Businesses.” It is phenomenal work, which I go back to over and over again. Mitchell is a senior researcher at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, a name that frequent readers of this column will recognize. She also produces a monthly newsletter for the ILSR called “The Hometown Advantage Bulletin,” something else which I look forward to reading. The June issue included an Amazon info graphic, which we have reproduced here with permission. You can also see it and browse their initiatives at It is startling to process—I hope it is more shocking for other people than for me. By managing a small family-owned bookstore, I am keenly aware of the ramifications of Amazon. I hope for some who have

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not previously realized the extent we are talking about, this might be motivation to change their shopping habits. I am not sure where to start discussing the chart. Maybe since this is the Live Local column, we should start with the part that discusses job creation. According to the chart, for every million dollars in sales, Amazon creates one job. According to ILSR research, the average big-box store employs five people for every million dollars in sales. Apparently a million dollars in sales creates eight jobs at an indie. I certainly hope so, but since our entire gross sales during our family’s ownership of the bookstore is still not even at a quarter of that number, I can only hope. Right now, we employ two and a half people (I say “half” since I get paid only intermittently; I don’t think I really count as an entire paid position, even though I put in close to 80 hours a week when all is said and done). Think about the difference between one job created and five—or even eight. What that means for the economy—it’s huge! Seven more people working rather than not: That’s seven neighbors who stay in their houses, make their mortgage payments and go out and spend money at other businesses that keep other people employed. How is it not a clear choice? Is saving $1.75 by shopping with Amazon (and not paying sales tax, which funds your children’s school) really that good of a deal? Alright, let’s keep moving right to a point that is really close to my heart: the stat comparing author signings hosted by bookstores and those hosted by Amazon. In my bookstore, I do not invite back authors who promote sales of their work on either Amazon or Kindle. My reasoning is simple: I am incurring the following expenses to have them, all of which includes a mortgage, an electricity bill (yes, those lights and climate control cost money), a public bathroom, a staff and their payroll taxes and match, and if any sales happen on plastic, I pay a monthly privilege for having merchant services and a transaction percent-

age, along with equipment rental. Not to mention I am attaching my name to yours and providing some level of real endorsement and promotion. Do I also need to point out I collect and remit sales tax, which funds the schools, colleges and community infrastructure that our citizens use everyday? Amazon has none of these expenses and contributes nothing to this community. So, why in heaven’s name would an author stand in my store on my dime (literally, I am paying to have the doors open and someone’s paycheck to be there) and promote Amazon? If we continue moving to the right of the graphic, we come to the e-reader market-share section. Now, it is no surprise that Amazon dominates this market with their clearly named Kindle and Fire gadgets, which let others know what they are all about: burning books. (If you missed the reference, go back to Boy-Scout camp or read “Fahrenheit 451.”) What confuses me to no end is how people think they “own” e-books. They don’t. All they own is access to them—not the actual books. They can’t take them if they change platforms, and they can be deleted out of the device anytime Amazon wants—á la the now infamous headline of “Amazon Erases Orwell Books From Kindle” (New York Times, July 17, 2009). Apparently, people have money to waste on things that are intangible and they don’t own. I do not. If I am spending money on music, I want to hold it—the same with a book or movie. People like to tell me that they are carrying libraries of 50,000 books in their pockets when they travel. No, they are not. Trust me I know exactly what 50,000 books look like—and that is not it. To be tangible, one would need a semi-trailer following after him. In addition, he would still be able to read them if the electricity and Internet were down—like, say, in a third world country or following a hurricane. Also real books protect privacy; they do not do this: “... Silk, the browser used on Amazon’s Kindle. To facilitate faster browsing, Silk works partially on the tablet and on Amazon’s ‘EC2’ cloud—a virtual storage system that lives on Amazon’s servers. Chester Wisniewski, senior security advisor at Sophos, an online security consultancy, says all surfing habits on the Fire will be transmitted to Amazon’s cloud. ‘Social networking sites are watching what you do on their sites, but this service is guaranteed to have a record of everything you do on the web.’”—Quentil Fottrell, “10 Things Amazon Won’t Tell You.” (Smart Money, June 26, 2012)

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even during the summer. This year the School of Social Work, along with the Office of Professional Development, have been tirelessly laboring to create and promote their newest online course for the Master of Social Work program. Created for people working in the public health field and who interact with individuals struggling with addictive illnesses, such as substance abuse, gambling, etc., UNCW welcomes the GATE model to their curriculum. GATE is an interactive tool created by part-time faculty member and clinician Tab Ballis. The model assists clinicians, persons with addictive illnesses and their families. “When [these addictions] happen to people with families, the loved ones see the individual’s lives falling apart, and they always ask ‘why?’” Ballis explains. “That question can be very painful when the family’s in the middle of it. In the past, I struggled to explain it because the syndrome of addiction is actually more complex than we’ve been lead to believe.”

lard by Eliza Dil rn encore inte According to Ballis, the GATE model helps to explain the “why.” “I found in teaching the course at the UNCW School of Social Work, GATE gave me a simpler way to explain the complexity of addiction [to students], and they could, in turn, express that more effectively to the clients they’ll be working with in their careers,” Ballis says. The GATE model resembles something one might see in a geometry textbook. It is comprised of four different axes representing the areas of genetics, access, trauma and environment. The genetics axis gauges history of family, client illnesses and addictions. Access determines how available addictive agents are to the client. Trauma involves any physical, emotional, or sexual abuse to the client, as well as witnessing traumatic events, accidents or injuries, including military and first-responder trauma.

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Finally, environment deals with factors in the client’s home, community, workplace or social life, which could be a stressor. For each axis, the client is ranked from zero to 10, lowest to highest risk. The numbers for each axis are determined through client interviews, contacts, and the client’s treatment history. Once each axis is assigned a risk level, the GATE model is scored by multiplying the total value of the genetics and trauma axes by the total value of the access and environment axes. The total score, which can range from 0 to 400, is a subjective representation of a client’s overall risk for addictive illness. The GATE model is a useful method for providing clients and their loved ones with a visual representation of the areas where the client needs to make changes. The model also helps to plan interventions, treatments, and support-group referrals. “This little diagram captures what a whole lot of words would not capture,” Ballis says. “People don’t understand a lot of scientific language, but I think if folks can see that their GATE model is this size, and we can reduce it further by making some behavioral changes, then people get that.” Ballis spawned the GATE model as part of the course curriculum for his class on addictions in 2008, and he has worked to adapt the model ever since. He even hired a software developer to create a computer program so that his students may print graphic visuals of GATE models instead of drawing them out by hand. The 30-day course will cover early theories of addiction, the syndrome model of addiction, the GATE model, and the idea of person-centered planning. All course content will be available through Blackboard,

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NewsoftheWeird with Chuck Shepherd Culinary Sleight of Pan Slaved Over a Hot Stove: Delivering gourmet meals to customers’ doors is a fast-growing business model, with chefs in nearly every large modern city trying to cash in. So far, perhaps only London’s brand-new Housebites goes the extra step. According to its press release, cited by Huffington Post in June, Housebites not only home-delivers “restaurant quality” cuisine (at the equivalent of about $15 to $20 per entry), but offers an optional dirty-pans service (about $8 extra), lending out the containers in which the food was prepared, thus allowing clients entertaining guests to display “evidence” of their culinary skills and hard work. Government in Action Big Fish: The U.S. Department of Justice has been widely criticized for failing to bring to fruition investigations of Wall Street traders’ alleged lies (such as accusations that the firm MFS Global made bets on European bonds by illegally using clients’ money, of which CEO Jon Corzine suspiciously professed to be unaware). However, in several notable instances, its investigators have been relentless for instance, prosecuting baseball’s Roger Clemens for lying to Congress and, in January, indicting marine biologist Nancy Black, who faces 20 years in prison for allegedly lying to investigators about whether her crew might have illegally fed whales to attract their attention for a boatload of whale-watchers. The government office in Liverpool, England, that takes applications for benefits from disabled persons acknowledged in March that it needed to relocate. The office’s parking garage is 13 stories high, but that still requires visitors to climb two more flights of stairs from that level to reach the offices. A Liverpool Council statement admitted that the office was “not (in) the ideal location.” Government Grants for Everybody! Worth Every Penny: In April, police chief John Crane of Gadsden, Ala., learned that his department has owned, for two years, two unmanned aerial drones. He said he has no idea why they were purchased (at about $150,000), but that local taxpayers need not worry since they came with a federal law enforcement grant. NBC Bay Area reports periodically on uses of 2009 federal stimulus money distributed in the San Francisco area, and in May revealed that the University of California, San Francisco, had received $1.2 million to interview 200 men on what effect being overweight has on their sex lives. A government budget activist decried funding a “sex study over fixing bridges and roads that are crumbling every day.” The Indispensability of Arts and Crafts: There are not enough video games, according to the National Endowment for the Arts, which in April awarded a $40,000 grant to the University of Southern California to help produce another, based on Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden.” Australia’s Council for the Arts announced in May that it would give A$20,000 (U.S. equivalent, $20,380)

to the “death-metal” band Ouroboros, citing the band’s distinct genre and its need for a symphony orchestra for its next album. Said the drummer, “We wouldn’t consider hiring an orchestra to do this without (the grant).” Great Art! In May, performance artist Stuart Ringholt opened his show, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, naked. His pieces (a hodgepodge of exhibits on current art-world commentaries) were secondary to his insistence that all visitors to the show also shuck their clothing. His subtext, he said, was to explore reactions to extreme embarrassment (and told a New York Times correspondent that in an earlier self-shaming display, he had stood by a marble fountain for 20 minutes, dressed formally but with toilet paper trailing from his trousers). According to a Times dispatch from Sydney, Ringholt was joined by 48 nude-yetnonplussed patrons 32 men and 16 women. London’s Hayward Gallery staged an exhibition in June of “invisible art” pieces that depend almost completely on the imaginations of viewers. For example, “1000 Hours of Staring” by Tom Friedman is a blank piece of paper that Friedman eyeballed off and on over five years before deciding that the object was finished and display-ready. Friedman also “submitted” an empty section of floor space, which he said was once cursed by a witch. Also there: an Andy Warhol bare platform that looks like it should have something resting on it, but doesn’t, and, by Yoko Ono, a typed set of instructions urging patrons to imagine some stuff. Police Report Germany’s Spiegel Online reported in April that police in Hamburg had charged a 33-yearold man with 96 burglaries based in part on the “ear prints” he left at each scene when he leaned against a front door to detect whether anyone was home. DNA and fingerprints were also collected, said a police source, but “earprints are of similar value as fingerprints in terms of evidence.” Easy Collar: Kalvin Hulvey, 35, was charged

with attempted auto theft in Tulsa, Okla., in June after jumping into Jeremy Penny’s van and fleeing. Penny and his dad took up the chase and caught Hulvey. Said Penny later, “I rodeo. (Dad and I) both rodeo.” When police arrived, Hulvey had been neatly hog-tied and secured to a fence. Explained Penny, “(L)ately, I’ve been having bad luck keeping calves tied (in rodeos), so (Dad) did the tying up.” The Pervo-American Community Charles Marshall, 28, was arrested in Cincinnati in June and charged, for the fourth time in two years, with crimes involving exposing himself and simulating sex with a teddy bear. (It was not reported whether it was the same teddy bear.) A 36-year-old man was arrested in Harvard, Idaho, in May and charged with indecent exposure. A newspaper account reported that the target of his flashing was a dog, which he was allegedly trying to entice to approach the fence and nuzzle the man’s genitals. Least Competent Criminals You Would Think ...: In June, Logan Schwab, 20, who used to work at the police department in Carlisle, Pa., was seen on surveillance video sneaking into an office at the station, prying open a desk, and taking away $200 to $300 in parkingticket money. In Panama City, Fla., in May, Michael Marquez, 34 (who had been arrested with another man after being caught fighting over suspected stolen goods), was seen snatching a clock off the wall of the room in which he was being interrogated. He had stuffed it into his backpack when an officer left the room briefly, but was recorded on surveillance video. Recurring Themes In the U.S., most preschoolers who parade down pageant runways with their mothers cheering them are 5- and 6-year-olds. Britain’s upcoming Miss Mini Princess U.K. will probably feature Eleanor June Rees-Sutherland, who has yet to reach her second birthday. Though Eleanor June’s father strongly disapproves, Mom Robyn told the London’s Daily Mail that Eleanor June is a born pageant contestant (“such a girly girl”) who loves to wear makeup and nail polish, especially bright colors, and already owns a wardrobe of 20 dresses and 15 pairs of shoes. Robyn seems assured that pedophiles pose no threat: “I don’t think there’s anything sexy about a child who’s dressed like a little princess.

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This week you’ll have the chance to become a detective and discover whether or not Colonel Mustard did it in the parlor with the candelabra. Wilmington’s interactive dinner-theatre group, Porch Theatre Company, will bring back the popular board game live to the Brooklyn Arts Center on July 13th at 6:30 p.m. “Do not worry, there will be no dissecting of dead bodies,” Suzzan Smith, founder of Porch, promises. “There will be a few games to test the deductive abilities of the new detectives.” Having performed 150 productions in the Wilmington area over their seven-year span of shows, Porch works for a few reasons: 1) Food is involved, and what doesn’t bring communities together more than serving dinner? 2) Interaction takes place, as audiences become a part of the show (should they choose, of course); and 3) Entertainment remains top-notch not just with new plotlines and characters but with live music, too! Porch has done corporate dinners, private parties, and embarked on hotel and event planning across the southeast in their infancy. “At first, my husband and I assumed all roles of the company,” Smith notes, “writer, director, producer, sales, tech, strike, set dressing—you name it, we did it.” Today, they’ve enlisted the help of many people from a large pool of talent. They remain fresh and ever-changing by working with folks who continue performing across theatre companies, like Thalian Association and City Stage, frequently. “Having

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new actors always changes the dynamic and the script,” Smith says, “but this time, from the first rehearsal, the script changed.” For “Clue” folks can expect to see the talented Christy Grantham (Miss Scarlett), Steve Gallian (Colonel Mustard), Pat Maloney (Mrs. White), Daren Beatty (Mr. Green), Maxwell Paige III (Professor Plum) and Damond Nelson (Butler). “We are working with actors that we worked with years ago in a live weekly show that ran for four years,” says Smith, who is playing Mrs. Peacock. “There is a high comfort level.” Their chemistry onstage is palpable, wherein the cast challenges each other in order to bring depth to the inevitable hilarity. “The new actors have been truly inspiring and have brought many comedic ideas,” she says. “We have laughed ourselves silly at rehearsal.” This always translates to the audience, who will enjoy a low-country buffet by Middle of the Island, while scouring the crime scene. Vegetarian food will be served among fare for carnivores, too. Audiences will dine after receiving their “Clue” packet, which introduces the characters and explains their backgrounds and associations. “There is a place for them to take notes,” Smith says, “and they are encouraged to be detectives and ask the colorful characters for clues.” The story follows the cast as they meet for a weekend gathering at Mr. Boddy’s estate. Unbeknownst to them, the host becomes the murder victim. “An audience member will be asked to be the coroner for the evening,” Smith confirms. Au-

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diences also will choose the suspect and weapon. “They must unlock the mystery and uncover the conspiracy, as the plot thickens and clues begin to identify the murderer—or do they?” Smith asks (don-don). Da Howlies will play their brand of surf rock during the show at the Boddy Mansion, a.k.a Brooklyn Arts Center. “You can feel the 100 years of good energy in the walls when you are there,” Smith promises. Among other Porch productions, “Mulligan’s Wake,” “Mulligan’s Big Fat Irish Wedding” and “The Totally ‘80s Prom,” a host of regulars already pack into the show. The Zukermans love the family-friendly event. “They come to all our shows and their son, Abel Zukerman, has succeeded a few times in stumping the actors and out-funny-ing them,” Smith says. “He is so hired when he is old enough!” Because it’s interactive, the show can switch directions at the drop of a dime. In fact, it’s happened on more than one occasion, according to Smith. “One time an actor, who was supposed to be out of town, surprised us mid-show (“Mulligan’s Wake”) in full kilt and loudly began singing an Irish tune. We were all stunned for a moment, and it took us a minute to get back to the script.” “Clue” will provide an unpredictable, wholesome good time. Prizes will be awarded, folks will be encouraged to dance to the music, and of course become the best Goren and Eames south of NYC. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 the day of and available at

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“A Chorus Line” showcases the prowess of professional ambition


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much as “A Chorus Line.” It follows a day of auditions for the chorus and back-up dancers of a Broadway show. Rather than the chorus members blending seamlessly into each other as they are meant to, the play reveals the individuality of the characters and the motivations that have brought them to the stage. From the moment the first strains of music are heard and the curtain goes up, a compelling show forms. Excitement pours from the stage as dancers leap and scramble into formation. In a production that is designed to showcase and show-stop, standout performances must exist, but the object is to expose the talent of all of its people. Furthermore, it actually shows how choosing only eight of 17 performers to move forward can be a very difficult decision, indeed. Watching every actor line up, holding their headshots in front of their faces, reminds me yet again how many people use Wilmington as a jump-start to their careers, with high levels of professionalism and especially ambition at the forefront. These are the watchwords of our theatre community and of “A Chorus Line.” Director Ron Chisholm’s casting choices are wonderful. I particularly appreciate seeing Caitlin Becka in a comedic role. Due to her age and appearance, she so often gets cast as a sex-kitten, whether in leads or character parts. She is a very talented comedienne; her and James Ellison’s rendition of “Sing,” the story of a gifted but tone-deaf dancer, is super. Jason Aycock as Mike Costa, the “twinkle toes” of a large Italian family, is also enjoyable. With one of the early solos, he sets the bar pretty high for everyone who comes after him. There are so many memorable songs in this Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban score. In the lobby before the show, my friend Bill Piper commented he would be hearing the songs in his head for the next

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week, because they are like worms. He’s right; they are catchy and stick around in the long-run. One of the most beautiful is “At the Ballet,” a tribute to the escapism that the world of ballet provides for all little girls who want to be ballerinas. Heather Setzler as Sheila Bryant, Mary Stewart Evans as Maggie Winslow and Natalie Griffie as Bebe Benzenheimer sing it beautifully. Recounting their less-than-perfect childhoods, where the world of dance provided a refuge and a place to excel, is an ethereal, nostalgic tribute to early love. Lead by Setzler’s powerhouse voice, the three bring down the house. Still, it left me wondering if a lighting cue was missed. The song should have shown them off as glamorous swans, but the stark overhead spotlights made these three beautiful women look oddly Frankenstein-like. It seems to have been the only misstep of the show. Speaking of memorable songs, Kendra Goerhring-Garrett’s solo with the company during the rendition of “What I Did for Love” will keep the audience swimming in tears. I, for one, had them dripping off my chin. In January Carson Rudisill Capps stepped onstage locally for her performance in “The Full Monty.” The last time I saw her sing was at a Hammerheads game about 10 years ago. In the meantime, she moved to New York and truly lived “A Chorus Line,” touring with the production. It’s fitting for her to play Cassie, the fea-

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IN THE FOLD: The ensemble of Opera House’s “A Chorus Line” shines in all of its intensity. Photo by Sue Cothran

tured dancer who achieves success by the chorus line’s standards. But Cassie’s success has plateaued; she hasn’t worked in a while. Knowing that dancers have a finite amount of time to succeed, she is back trying to get what she can while she can. Her solo “The Music and the Mirror” is a famous piece originated by Donna McKechnie. Capps is tiny but she packs a lot of power into her small frame. Her interactions with the choreographer Zach (Steve Rassin), who is casting the show, happen quite naturally. They are former lovers and his career has soared while hers has not. Strained and pained, and maybe still in love—though perhaps more in love with their work than each other—their plotline features a common story of ambitious couples. Speaking of ambition, watching the show left me wondering what it would be like to see “A Chorus Line” if I were someone without a determined personality. Face it, It takes a lot of drive and courage to move to New



York and work as a dancer, getting rejected at auditions yet continuing to go back again and again. Behind Zach’s interview questions of the cast, he really asks: “What motivates you to do this? Why and how do you keep coming back everyday?” It’s not hard for me to understand and connect with such drive, but do those without such wiring view “A Chorus Line” differently? While leaving the theatre, an audience member answered, as if on cue: “The writer had to give everyone a horrible life. Why couldn’t any of them have happy lives and just like to dance?” Life is tough; for some it’s harder than others. Thankfully, we don’t live in Haiti, so immediately we’re doing better than many people. To acknowledge what you willingly leave behind in pursuit of something better—in pursuit of your dreams—does not mean you have a bad life. Having a happy life and liking to dance is not the same thing as having the moxie to make it on Broadway. Dream-chasers are not miserable; they’re just realistic and they know some people do make it. Taking chances are risky because the payoff can be as bad as it can be good. “A Chorus Line” shows us as much is true. Which brings Opera House Theatre Co. to one of its best grand finales ever—at least one I’ve ever seen. Standing ovations and cat-calling abound—especially last Friday night. The dancing is intense. It’s a heavy show, and to ensure its vocal and musical demands are met—and in this case exceed expectations—Chisholm and Lorene Walsh, music director, add additional singers in the orchestra pit. Timing and attention to detail are crucial for the music in this show, and the live band comes through stunningly. The whole production provides a fantastic night filled with laughter, ecstasy, regret, hope and the myriad of emotions in between.

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life out of doors: ‘Outside’ closes at WHQR’s MC Erny Gallery


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evoked inspiration. Masterpieces from poets such as Wordsworth, Shakespeare, Emerson and Frost speak of pathless woods, a summer’s day, and cloudshadows on the lea. Monet’s lily pads channel tranquility and eased bliss. Mental visions of wind and waves can be brought forth from a songstress’s tune. Nature’s grasp as a muse is unavoidable. For artists Elizabeth Singletary and Penny Ames, it’s no different. Iconic imagery of the countryside—such as cats and unassuming homes with wide front porches—fill their works with life, sweet and simple. They are both deeply moved by nature’s effect on their moods and even their childhoods, and the manifestation of such appears in their works, currently hanging at WHQR’s MC Erny Gallery. The show, “Outside,” will close on Friday, July 13th. “We had a farm on the Nolichucky River in Tennessee,” Singletary recalls. “It was truly a magical place to be a child. My father was a nature and animal lover, so I had horses, ducks, cats, dogs and every animal I could find. I loved spending the day exploring the river banks and



er by Bethany Turn ‘Outside’ h Fri., 7/13 Hanging throug , WHQR Studio MC Erny Gallery p.m. . • 10 a.m. to 4 254 N. Front St • 343-1640 woods. It will always be a part of me.” Singletary, who creates collages from magazine clippings—something she refers to as “painting with paper”—also spent time working in Yellowstone National Park. “[It] was a summer of hiking and camping with no outside connection to the rest of the world,” she says. “That experience was life-changing and furthered my love of the outdoors.” As a young girl, Singletary entered the world of art as a professional calligrapher. “My father, who died when I was 11, bought a calligraphy set for me,” she shares. “We used to practice it on rainy days at our farm. Later when I started doing it professionally, I felt like it was a gift my father gave me.”

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Her beginnings founded a love for paper, though Singletary learned that keeping focus while painting was difficult. Her true calling, she discovered, was collage. “I love what I do because I never know what it is going to look like,” she admits. “I use magazines to create the color, gluing onto a canvas. It is all a little foggy when I am doing it, so it is a surprise when it dries. I usually have one image in my head and the rest unfolds.” Penny Ames takes her folk art one step further by utilizing old doors, windows, cabinets and furniture as her canvases. “I really don’t believe in unpainted wood,” she says. “If you can paint on it, go for it.” Tiny flowers and fat, striped cats are the



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characters of her choice. They control each scene, images derived from her day-to-day life. “My definition of basic human needs would be a house to live in, clean water, food and a pet,” Ames declares. “My cats represent love through companionship; as humans, our lives are certainly improved with companions. The chickens represent food—it would be nice if we all had enough to go around.” Likewise, she believes art should be spread throughout communities, filling empty souls ‘til their cups runneth over. “I like expressing myself through art because these simple pictures work as a universal language. Any person anywhere in the world can understand my art.” A graduate of the University of Maine, Ames studied sculpting in stone and clay. Though having shown in Los Angeles and Santa Fe, this is her first show as a painter in North Carolina, despite living here for 15 years. “I still love sculpture; it was a big part of my development as an artist, [but] I found painting more expressive. I was able to get my art where I needed it faster and explore more vibrant colors,” she explains. “It is great to be able to share my art with my neighbors. North Carolina is where I started painting, so this means even more to me to have the opportunity to share this experience.” Happily, Singletary was selected to be the 2013 Azalea Festival featured artist. She just finished the artwork for the event, using past festival magazines. The work will be unveiled in the fall. “I think that art can alter one’s mood,” she says, “and I hope that my artwork makes people feel uplifted and happy. I also hope that people will take the step to find their own creativity. I always wanted to do this but held back for numerous reasons. My boss gave me a card a year ago that said, ‘Leap and the net will appear.’ I put it on my fridge and read it every day. Sometimes you have to leap and have faith in what you do.”

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galleryguide| saic with Mary Cook, Light and Loose Acrylic on Canvas with Alice Houston, 2165 Wrightsville Ave. • (910) 343 5233 Intro to Clay with Pauline Purdim, Get Mon.-Sat., noon-7 p.m. Wet and Wild with Yupo with Christine Farley, Mixed Media with Artist Michelle is a multimedia studio and art gal- Connolly and more!” lery, now located at the intersection of Wrightsville Avenue and Dawson Street. Opening July 14th, Vol. 31, featuring the work of April Hol- NEW ELEMENTS GALLERY brook, Barbara Scalia, Eirik Motz and David 201 Princess St. Clemen. Opening night features artist recep- (919) 343-8997 tion and live music from Crow Hill Quintet from Tues.-Sat.: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (or by appt.) Azure Afternoons features the works ARTEXPOSURE! of local artist Jane Lawton Baldridge and 22527 Highway 17N, Rebecca Humphrey of Virginia. Baldridge Hampstead, NC shares with the viewer her obvious pas910-803-0302 / 910-330-4077 sion for sailing and all its nuances, apTues.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. preciating both the physical and visual (or by appt.) stimulation. Her watercolors combine energetic brushstrokes with a beautiFrom Wilmington, drive north on Highway ful simplicity to convey her experiences 17 and you will encounter an art center unique under sail. Humphrey focuses her enerto our area. Look for the big red barn! A large gies on the exploration of texture and open space hosts 2nd Friday Opening Recep- color, juxtaposing materials as diverse as tions each month at 6 p.m. Representing over handcast paper, fabric, wood and glass. 40 local and regional artists in our member’s She embraces both a playfulness and elgallery, we offer local arts and crafts in our gift egance in her work, and though inspired shop. ArtExposure presently has studio space by the natural world, her interpretation is rented to five working artists. In addition, there a personal vision rather than a more literis a frame shop and art supply store. Also avail- al view. Both artists share a keen appreable for receptions, weddings, meetings and ciation of the water and the exhilaration the like. Along with its large open space down- of being part of nature. Azure Afternoons stairs, there is a loft area upstairs suitable for will remain on display through July 21st. smaller gatherings. Regular art classes and studio time, yoga meet Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 p.m., and ORTON’S Saturday, 9 a.m. in the loft. Walk-ins are wel- UNDERGROUND come to this gentle yoga class ART GALLERIES 133 N. Front • (910) 859-8441 Everyday after 5 p.m. FIGMENTS 1319 Military Cutoff Rd. Ste. II America’s oldest pool hall and Wilmington’s 910-509-4289 • finest bar are also the home of Wilmington’s Mon.-Fri.: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. newest art galleries. Now hanging is the Toilet “Figments is an art gallery brimming with Seat Art Show, “Art a la commode.” Peruse unlimited creative vision and talent. We are an amazing collection of painted poopers from a community of artists who are passionate some of the best local and regional artists, orabout the journey of artful creation. We have ganized by Robert Kass. 10% of all art sales an unintimidating art boutique where you can goes to the Full Belly Project. find locally made artwork for your home. We also have a relaxed classroom space where students of all skill levels can learn and grow RIVER TO SEA GALLERY creatively. Come. Be inspired. 225 S. Water St., Chandler’s Wharf Please visit our gallery in Landfall Shop- (Free parking) • (910)-763-3380 ping Center at 1319 Military Cutoff Road in Tues.–Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 1 - 4 p.m. Wilmington, or look to our website at www. River to Sea Gallery showcases the work for information on these of husband and wife Tim and Rebecca Duffy classes and more: Living Words—Foundations Bush. In addition, the gallery represents sevof Poetry Writing with Michelle Hicks, Studio eral local artists. The current show is sure to Oil Painting Workshops and Demonstrations enthrall visitors with its eclectic collection of with Alessandro Giambra, Broken Plate Mo- original paintings, photography, sculpture,



10283 Beach Dr., SW (NC 179) (910) 575-5999 Tues.- Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This eclectic, spacious gallery, located in the historic fishing village of Calabash, NC, features fine arts and crafts by some of North and South Carolina’s most creative, successful artists. Almost every genre is represented here—oil, pastel and watercolor, clay and glass art, fiber art, turned wood, metal works, artisancrafted jewelry and more. Classes, workshops, pottery studio, custom framing, Creative Exchange lecture series and Coffee with the Author series are also offered onsite.


glass, pottery and jewelry. Our current exhibit “Morning Has Broken” features works by Janet Parker. Come see Janet’s bold use of color and texture to reveal local marsh creeks and structures. Experience Wilmington through the eyes of a local!

205 Princess St. • (910) 960-7306 Tues. 12-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. 6:30-11:30 p.m. On July 13th, Wicked will present Dr. Sketchy’s “Clair et Foncé” (light and dark) at CAM. At 7:15pm, enjoy a live art performance by Libby O’Bryan in the Hughes Wing. At 8 pm, Dr. Sketchy’s drawing event combines with music from Mr. Monday of Carphax Files in the reception hall. Models clothed in tulle will position themselves in strategic lighting for your drawing and photographic pleasure. Bring your own art supplies. CAM will host an exhibit with finished work from all Dr. Sketchy’s events! Performance and Dr. Sketchy: $5 each or $8 for both. Prizes and gifts from sponsors; bar available from Cafe Johnnie.

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e: Not to mention your last album was released during a strange time for the music business. KH: Yeah, it was released three weeks after 9/11. The nation was just kind of sitting and staring at a wall for obvious and valid reasons. It was a difficult time. There was a lack of minutia and energy; everybody just had to soak it in for a while. As a peanut-level musician, touring is hard enough, but making a go of it with a little peanut record… It just got to a point where I couldn’t afford it.


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cians quite like Kelly Hogan. It even would be fair to call Hogan a musician’s musician. As the go-to backup singer for Neko Case, Hogan has been pleased to step back from the spotlight to lend her talent to musicians such as Mavis Staples, Andy Williams, Jakob Dylan and Indigo Girls, among others. While her 20-year career has yielded only four solo albums, it’s clear that every project she’s taken on is driven by the passion for her craft, not her ego. Hogan, being the musician’s musician she is, seems only vaguely interested in taking center stage. In fact, the Atlantanative has spent so much time assisting other performers, a decade passed before she released a new solo album. However, Hogan’s latest outing, “I Like to Keep Myself in Pain,” (released in June on Anti- Records) makes it all seem worth the wait; the album conveys a polished sound much stronger and more accomplished than all of her previous work. On the resurgent album, Hogan called in years of accrued favors, asking for songs from several musicians she’d worked with in the past. As a result, the new album is stacked with top-notch contributions from songwriters such as Andrew Bird, M. Ward, Robyn Hitchcock, Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields), and R&B icons Booker T. Jones and James Gadson. Somehow remaining both sultry and angelic, Hogan’s vocals—tinged with a goldenage pop sheen—provide enough evidence as to why so many musicians are lined up to provide tracks. Touching on folk, country, soul and classic pop, “I Like to Keep Myself in Pain” is a raw and passionate record, no doubt the fruition of all the years of experience Hogan garnered while comfortably backing her better-known peers. encore spoke with Hogan from her Wisconsin home, where the songstress is avoiding the cruel summer heat by sitting in front of her “old, wheezing air conditioner” before she hits the road on her summer tour, one stop which includes a stint with Neko Case at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Wednesday, July 18th. encore (e): On this tour you’re pulling double duty, opening for Neko Case and then

e: Having done a lot of supporting work over the last decade, how did it feel to take the reins again? KH: Terrifying. [Laughs] It was also very invigorating. There’s a lot more at stake: It’s my name on the record. But I have no regrets. This record sounds exactly how I want it to sound because I had the luxury of time. My engineer Ken Sluiter and I would spend 18-hour days working in the studio, and it felt good—I’m a bossy motherfucker.

performing in her band as one of the back-up singers. Is it difficult to switch gears? Kelly Hogan (KH): It’s not so much switching gears as I just have to be really careful not to blow out my singing voice. Whenever I’m not singing, I just have to wear a sign around my neck that says: “I can’t talk to you, but I love you.” I have to miss out on a lot of drinking and good times because I have to sleep. [The band] is going to have to pour one out on the curb for me on this tour—the whole Neko band, it’s been the same bunch of us since ’97, so we’re family by now. I’m looking forward to seeing my crazy musical brothers and sisters. e: For “I Like To Keep Myself in Pain” you had the opportunity to record at L.A.’s famed EastWest Studios, a place that’s spawned innumerable classic records. KH: As if recording with Booker T. Jones wasn’t crazy enough, I was in this musical church. It’s a tiny little studio, but all this great music was made there. The whole studio is rich with these musical ghosts and spirits. Every day, [riding] to the studio, we’d hear at least one song on the oldies radio that was recorded in the room we were about to record in; it was a trip. In the song with M. Ward [“Daddy’s Little Girl,”] where I sing, “My name is Frank Sinatra,” my vocals were going through the same

echo chamber used by Sinatra himself. It was a crazy spiritual summit. e: You actually switch gender roles and sing as Frank Sinatra—how did that idea surface? KH: Well, M. Ward sent me the song and I immediately loved it. I think he thought about putting it on his record but decided it wasn’t for him. He said, “I think you can do right by this song.” You know, there are Sinatra worshippers, and I like Frank, but I’m not one of those “bow-down-to-Sinatra” people. So I thought, Uh-oh, I better get right with Frank because I don’t want to be haunted by him. But then I realized that I’m not singing “Frank Sinatra is the bomb,” I’m just putting on his suit and telling his life story. I mean, I don’t want to be haunted by Sinatra; he’s got connections. It turned out to be one of my favorite songs to record though, and Nancy Sinatra just started following me on Twitter. I don’t know if she’s heard the song yet, but we’ll see.

e: The new album has polished energy while still remaining organic and bare-bones. Was there a specific sound you sought after? KH: Andy Kaulkin [president of Anti- Records] and I were both of the same mind of what we wanted the record to be. It’s like: Here’s what it sounds like when you put these people in a room with all this history, and everyone is bringing their collective history as well. The first song on the record [“Dusty Groove”] was actually the first song we did on the first morning that we all met. That’s why I wanted that song to start the album off. Everybody had the common goal of serving the song; the song was our boss. I go back to the word terrifying. [Laughs]

e: Were you surprised at the number of songs that were contributed by all these amazing musicians? KH: I was humbled and honored that people answered my requests with such beautiful songs. I got way more songs sent to me than I could fit on one record. [Wilco frontman] Jeff Tweedy sent me a beautiful song called “Open Mind” that we loved but had to leave off. Wilco actually ended up putting it on their new record. The songs sort of pick you. I always sound like a hippie when I say this, but over time the ree: It’s been 11 years now since you’ve last cord reveals itself; the record dictates. I’m just made a solo record [“Because It Feel Good”]. middle management. I felt a huge responsibilWhy the long break between projects? ity to do right by the songs. When I walked in KH: I’ve been busy, man! I’ve been Neko that door at EastWest, I brought everything I’ve Case’s bitch, dude. She’s been working me like learned with me. I used all my brain, heart and a mule on the Erie Canal. [Laughs] I was also guts on this one. living in Chicago [where] I was working and perencore | july 11-17, 2012 | 17



a preview of tunes all over town this week



Sat. July 14th

Feather Weight Fri. July 20th


Jam Sandwich

J — 7


C — 3


Friday July 6

Sat. July 21st

Full Dish

Y —


T —


D —

Feather Weight

K — 7

206 Old Eastwood Rd.

A —

Jeremy Norris

Friday July 13

Monkey Junction 910.392.7224

S — R

M — B

8PM-10PM &

Mystic River Band

M —

S — 1


Fri. July 13th

S — W

8pm-11pm (by Home Depot)

A — 2



‘I LOVE BEACH MUSIC’: Jim Quick and Coastline are purveyors of sweet Southern sounds—so much that the frontman was named Enter- E tainer of the Year nine times by the Carolina Beach Music Awards. They’ll play Carolina Lounge at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 12th. Courtesy photo E

1423 S. 3rd St. 763-1607

MONDAY 2.50 Budweiser Draft $ 4 Wells 65¢ wings, 4-7 p. m.

TUE: djBe KARAOKE 8:30 p.m. 1/2 off Wine Botles & $4 Magner’s Irish Cider


TUESDAY Sky Blue $3.00 $ 4.50 Absolute lemonade 65¢ wings, 4-7 p. m.

WED: PINT NITE $ 4 20 oz. Guinness Pints THUR: TRIVIA w/Steve 8:30 p.m. • PRIZES! $ 2.50 Yuengling Drafts

WEDNESDAY 2.50 Yuengling Draft $ 2.50 Domestic Bottles 65¢ wings, 4-7 p. m. $

FRI: LIVE IRISH MUSIC Inquire for details SAT: JAMES JARVIS Acoustic Jazz Piano 7 p.m.

djBe KARAOKE 9 p.m. $

SUN: IRISH BRUNCH 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. $ 4 Bloody Mary’s and Mimosa’s JULY 1: OPEN MIC 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.


KARAOKE WITH DJ RICH DELUX —Orton’s Underground, 133 North Front St.; 343-8878

ACOUSTIC JAZZ PIANO WITH JAMES JARVIS —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091

JOSH SOLOMON & CARY BENJAMIN —Black Sheep Tavern, 21 N. Front St. (basement); 399-3056 KARAOKE WITH HELLZ BELLE —Marina Cafe, 110 S. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 938-2002 DJ SIR NICK BLAND —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776

THURSDAY $ 3.00 Samuel Adams $ 4.00 Margaritas

DJ JAY —Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677

FRIDAY $ 3 Pint of the Day

SOIREE D’ELECTRONICA WITH DJ DROBOT —Projekte, 523 South 3rd St., 352-0236

SATURDAY 5 Sangria & Mimosa’s

2 PBR Longnecks



SUNDAY 5 Bloody Mary’s & Mimosa’s *Drink specials run all day


N. Water Street & Walnut Street Downtown Wilmington 910-762-4354

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ROB RONNER —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 LIVE TEAM TRIVIA —Buffalo Wild Wings, 206 Old Eastwood Rd.; 798-9464 ACOUSTIC NIGHT —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street;

KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 CHRIS RIENDEAU (9-11PM) —Projekte, 523 South 3rd St., 352-0236 OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH SEAN GERARD —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 SEAN GREGORY —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 7721400 LISTEN TO THREE —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 DJBE EXTREME KARAOKE —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838

GARY ALLEN’S ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 KARAOKE WITH DJ BREWTAL —Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341 DJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499 ROBERT LIGHTHOUSE (BLUES, 8PM) —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888

THURSDAY, JULY 12 DJ LORD WALRUS —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 DJ SWEAT —Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677 KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001

LIVE ACOUSTIC —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133

ROCKIN’ TRIVIA WITH PARTY GRAS DJ (9 P.M.) —Fox and Hound Pub & Grille, 920 Town Center Dr.; 509-0805

BENNY HILL —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115

KARAOKE —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269

LIVE ACOUSTIC —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 TRIVIA WITH STEVE (8:30PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 COLLEGE NIGHT WITH DJ BATTLE —Brikhouse, 208 Market St.; 523-5833

B —

T — 4


H STAND-UP COMEDY (6:30-8:30PM) — —Barista Cafe, 225 S. Water St.; 399-3108 D MIKE O’DONNELL — —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 B FRIED LOT D —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion — Plc.,256-0115 R OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH TOMMY HUTCHIN- S SON — —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; M 523-5621 —

TEAM TRIVIA WITH DUTCH HAWK 3 —Orton’s Underground, 133 North Front St.; D 343-8878 — OPEN MIC WITH JEREMY NORRIS J —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 —

DJ K —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499 — ACOUSTIC SPOTLIGHT ON THE RIVER 3

SUNSET CRUISE: DAVE MEYER (7PM) —Wilmington Water Tours Catamaran, 212 S. Water St.; 338-3134 MARK ROBERTS & BREEZE —Carolina Beach Boardwalk; 910-458-8434 SUSAN SAVIA (7PM) —The Coastal Roaster, 5954 Carolina Beach Rd.; 399-4701 SEA PANS (STEEL DRUMS, 7-10PM) —Holiday Inn Resort (Oceanfront Terrace), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 MYKEL BARBEE —Oceanic, 703 S. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-5551 JIM QUICK AND COASTLINE (8PM) —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 CO-ED PAGEANT —Satellite Bar & Lounge, 120 Greenfield St.; 399-2796 YARN, DARK WATER RISING —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 TOP 40 DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 DUELING PIANOS —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 KARAOKE WITH DJ DAMON —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 AXIOM (9-11PM) —Projekte, 523 South 3rd St., 352-0236 AER, MOOSH & TWIST: OCD —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 SONGWRITER SESSIONS: JIM NELSON, ELIZABETH HUFHAM, GREG MCDOWELL, COY, DANIEL WHITE (2ND FLOOR BALLROOM) —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 THE BARNRAISERS —Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar, 1211 S. Lake Blvd; 458-2000

FRIDAY, JULY 13 HOUSE/TECHNO DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 DJ DR. JONES —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 DJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499 RYAN PEREZ, RAFAEL NAME (LIVE BOSSANOVA, 9PM-12AM) —Projekte, 523 South 3rd St., 352-0236 MELISSA SWINGLE —Satellite Bar & Lounge, 120 Greenfield St.; 399-2796 DUELING PIANOS —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 JAZZ WITH BENNY HILL —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395 KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001

DJ MILK —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington KARAOKE WITH MIKE NORRIS —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 DJ SHANNON —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621 KARAOKE —Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677 COSMIC GROOVE LIZARD DUO (7-10PM) —Little Dipper, 138 S. Front St.; 251-0433 ACOUSTIC JAZZ PIANO WITH JAMES JARVIS —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091 DJ BATTLE —Dirty Martini, 1904 Eastwood Rd, Suite 109 BROTHER ONG & SMALL LIFE FORM —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 SHANE/HALL —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 FULL DISH (ACOUSTIC ROCK, 7-10PM) —Holiday Inn Resort (Oceanfront Terrace), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 VELVET JANE (ROCK ‘N’ ROLL) —Firebelly Lounge, 265 N. Front St.; 763-0141 FEATHER WEIGHT (ALT-ROCK, 8-11 P.M.) —Buffalo Wild Wings, 206 Old Eastwood Rd.; 798-9464 CHRIS FRENCH (6:30-8:30PM) —Barista Cafe, 225 S. Water St.; 399-3108 MYSTIC RIVER BAND (ROCK/POP/COUNTRY) —Buffalo Wild Wings, 5533 Carolina Beach Rd., Monkey Junction; 392-7224 ACOUSTIC SPOTLIGHT ON THE RIVER SUNSET CRUISE: ROB BOCCHINO AND MEREDITH (7PM) —Wilmington Water Tours Catamaran, 212 S. Water St.; 338-3134 THE CARVERS (EP RELEASE SHOW, SURF AND STOMP COMBO) —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 7721400 SATISFACTION (ROLLING STONES TRIBUTE BAND) —Downtown Sundown; riverfront downtown, 763-7349 BLIND LEMON PLEDGE (DANCE ROCK/ BLUES) —Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area, Pleasure Island, 458-8434 MR. MONDAY OF CARPHAX FILES —Cameron Art Museum; 3201 South 17th St., 395-5999 TEDDY BURGH GROUP —Bellamy Mansion; 503 Market St., 251-3700 PORT CITY TRIO —Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St. EASTBOUND —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 BLIVET (ECLECTIC ROCK)



Fri. & Sat. 7-10 P.M. Outside on the back deck - weather permitting Wed., 7/4 JESSE STOCKTON (6-9:15) Fri., 7/6 COSMIC GROOVE LIZARD DUO-MARK Sat., 7/7 FORTCH Mon., 7/9 RANDY MCQUAY 6-8:30 Fri., 7/13 COSMIC GROOVE LIZARD DUO-PERRY Sat., 7/14 2 CENTS WORTH Mon., 7/16 FRED FLYNN 6-8:30 Monday is Service Industry Night $3 drafts, $10 domestic buckets, $4 well drinks, and 25% off the deck menu all summer Join us on the deck for cheese fondue, chocolate fondue, and grilled items from our a la’ carte menu.

Happy dogs welcomed! 138 South Front Street Downtown Wilmington (910) 251-0433

WATERFRONT MUSIC SERIES LIVE music on the patio at 4 p.m. every Sunday through fall.




WEDNESDAY Nutt House Improv 9 p.m.

THURSDAY Open Mic Stand-up 9 p.m.



karaoke night with dj be!


trivia night 7.13 FRIDAY

live music with



flannel rebellion


910-256-8500 4 Marina St. Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach


Ping Pong Tourney

Thursdays KARAOKE

$2 Red Stripe ∙ $4 Margaritas $4 Dude Bombs ∙ $4 Captain


$2 Coors Light • $2.50 Bud Lt Platinum $5 Martinis • $4 Flavored Bombs

July 20-21


July 27-28




$2 Miller Lite • $2 Budweiser $4 Rum & Coke • $3 Surfer on Acid

Redemption Sundays


$2 Yuenglings • $2 Bud Lights $5 Jager Bomb • $3 Mimosas Free Pool & Shuffleboard after 9 pm 1/2 Off Late Night Menu @ 11 pm



Towers on special Buy 10, get 10 wings Beer Pong Tourneys at 9 p.m. Win prizes!

TUESDAYS All 36 drafts just $2.50 Karaoke at 9 p.m.

THURSDAYS 20% off all craft bottles Rockin’ Trivia at 9 p.m.

Wrightsville Beach, NC


Every Thursday from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

LIVE MUSIC Oceanfront Terrace 7-10pm

Friday, July 13


Saturday, July 14


Friday, July 20



Complete schedule available at or fan us on Facebook!

Pub & Grille





Bar & Comedy Room


Saturday, July 21

Landfall Center • 1331 Military Cutoff Rd


920 Town Center Dr. Mayfaire Town Center (910) 509-0805


DANCE & CLASSIC 1706 North Lumina Ave. (910) 256-2231 877-330-5050 • 910-256-2231 877-330-5050 910-256-2231

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SUNDAY BRUNCH 10:30-3:00

MONDAY Signature Cocktails $5

TUESDAY-THURSDAY $5 glasses of Wine

MONDAY - THURSDAY 1/2 price appetizers from 4-7 at the bar

FRIDAY & SATURDAY Gourmet Barfood 10:45-until 35 North Front Street Downtown Wilmington (910) 343-1395

MONDAY 1/2 PRICE APPS. 4-6pm $2 Budweiser • $225 Heineken $3 Gin & Tonic TUESDAY 1/2 PRICE APPS. 4-6pm $2 White Wolf $250 Redstripe $350 Wells half-price wings at 8pm WEDNESDAY 1/2 PRICE APPS. 4-6pm, 1/2 Priced Wine Bottle $250 Blue Moons $250 Corona/Corona Light THURSDAY $250 Domestic Bottles, $3 Import Bottles, $3 Rum and Coke 50¢ Steamed oysters and shrimp after 6pm FRIDAY DJ Sir Charles 2nd floor $3 Dos Equis • $3 Kamikaze $5 Bombs SATURDAY DJ Sir Charles on 2nd floor 10pm $2 Coors Light • $3 Fruit Punch shots SUNDAY $250 Corona / Corona Light $350 Bloody Marys and Mimosas $4 Margaritas L SHAPE LOT 3 P.M. & CLAY CROTTS 8 P.M. Friday and Saturday Live music in the courtyard Rooftop opens at 6 p.m.

NFL SUNDAY TICKET $3 Domestic Schooners $2 Domestic Drafts $9.99 All You Can Eat Wings at the Bar 1/2 Priced Select Appetizers at the Bar

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL $3 Domestic Schooners $3.50 Margaritas TUESDAY-KIDS EAT FREE NIGHT $3.50 LIT’s • $2.00 Domestic Drafts WEDNESDAY $3 Domestic Schooners $3.50 Margaritas THURSDAY $3.50 LIT’s • $2.00 Domestic Drafts FRIDAY-TGIF $3.50 Cosmos $2.00 Domestic Drafts SATURDAY-COLLEGE FOOTBALL $3 Domestic Schooners MONDAY- FRIDAY 1/2 Priced Appetizers from 4-7 pm & 9 pm -close at the bar Free Appetizer of the Day with purchase of a non-refillable beverage from 5-7 at the bar. 4126 Oleander Dr. (910) 792-9700

MONDAY $3 Sweetwater, $10 Domestic Buckets, $4 Captain, Jack, and Evan Williams, Trivia from Hell @ 7:30 TUESDAY $3 Dos XX Amber, $3.50 Mexican Bottles, $4 Cuervo, 1800, Lunazul, Jim Beam, Jack, and Bacardi $1 Tacos (4pm-close) WEDNESDAY $3 Drafts, 1/2 Price Wine, $5 Martinis, $4 Bombs THURSDAY LIVE Music $2 Bud Lt and Yuengling Draft, $4 Jim, Jack, Jager, and Jameson $5 Bombs, $3.50 Micro Bottles, 1/2 Price Wings (7pm-close) FRIDAY & SATURDAY Dueling Pianos @ 9pm, Midnight-1:30am NO Cover & 1/2 Price Wings SUNDAY $2.50 Bud Lt and Yuengling Drafts, $4 Crown, Jager, Jack, Jameson, Lunazul, Bloody Mary’s, $5 Mimosas DUELING PIANOS Every Friday and Saturday Night @ 9:30 1/2 Price Select Apps M-TH 4pm7pm & Sun 9pm-close


MONDAY 22oz. Domestic Draft ALL DAY $5 Pizzas TUESDAY LIVE JAzz IN THE BAR Half Price Bottles of Wine Absolut Dream $5 • Pacifico $250 WEDNESDAY Miller Light Pints $150 Coronoa/ Corona Lite Bottles $250 Margaritas/Peach Margaritas $4 THURSDAY Appletinis $4, RJ’s Painkiller $5 Red Stripe Bottles $250 Fat Tire Bottles $250 FRIDAY Cosmos $4, 007 $350 Guinness Cans $3 Island Sunsets $5 SATURDAY Baybreeze/Seabreeze $4 22oz. Blue Moon Draft $3 Select Domestic Bottles $2 SUNDAY Bloody Marys $4, Domestic Pints $150 Hurricanes $5 5564 Carolina Beach Road, (910) 452-1212

Every Wednesday Bottomless Cheese and Chocolate


per person

W h at e cou ld br ? bett e 885 Town Center Drive MAYFAIRE TOWN CENTER (910) 256-1187

20 encore | july 11-17, 2012 |

Live Music JULY 13


Talent Night Every Monday

“A Rock n Roll Good Time for All”

Tell a joke?


Play an instrument?

Sean P. Gregory “Reggae/Rock/Acoustic”

Sing a song?


We’ve got the venue for you!

Join us for MLB Extra Innings all summer long!

$2 Domestics 108 Walnut Street, Downtown Wilmington 910-762-1704

—Mayfaire Music on the Town, Mayfaire Town Center

SATURDAY, JULY 14 EDGE MICHAEL (REGGAE SENSATION, NEPHEW OF PETER TOSH; DOORS 8PM) —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091 DJ SIR NICK BLAND —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 DJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499 DUELING PIANOS —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 HOUSE/TECHNO DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 JIM ASHLEY —Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St. TWISTED TOWER DIRE, CHILDREN OF THE REPTILE, SALVACION (METAL) —Reggie’s, 1415 S. 42nd St. HAMMER NO MORE THE FINGERS (EP RELEASE SHOW) —Satellite Bar & Lounge, 120 Greenfield St.; 399-2796 ACOUSTIC JAZZ PIANO WITH JAMES JARVIS (7-9PM); DJBE EXTREME KARAOKE —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 DJ BATTLE —Dirty Martini, 1904 Eastwood Rd, Suite 109 SONGWRITER OPEN MIC WITH JEFF ECKER (10PM-2AM) —Lazy Pirate Sports Bar and Grill, 701 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach; 458-5414 ROLLING TRIVIA —Five Star Tavern, 106 N. 2nd St.; 762-1533 FILTHY SATURDAYS WITH DJ FILTHY —Brikhouse, 208 Market St.; 523-5833 GUITARIST MARK LYNCH (10:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M.) —Saltworks II, 4001 Wrightsville Ave.; 392-1241 KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 DJ SWEAT —Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677 2 CENTS WORTH (7-10PM) —Little Dipper, 138 S. Front St.; 251-0433 ASYLUM —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 SEAN P. GREGORY (REGGAE/ROCK/ ACOUSTIC) —Firebelly Lounge, 265 N. Front St.; 763-0141 ROB RONNER —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 MIKE O’DONNELL (7-10PM) —Holiday Inn Resort (Oceanfront Terrace), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 FEATHER WEIGHT (ROCK/ALT, 9PM-12AM) —Buffalo Wild Wings, 5533 Carolina Beach Rd., Monkey Junction; 392-7224

MATTY GREEN (ACOUSTIC, 6:30-8:30PM) —Barista Cafe, 225 S. Water St.; 399-3108 PALE RIDER —Palm Room, 11 East Salisbury St.; 503-3040 SELAH DUBB —Oceanic, 703 S. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-5551 SUSAN SAVIA (10:30AM) —Riverfront Farmers’ Market; Water St. Wilmington SUSAN SAVIA (7PM) —The Coastal Roaster, 5954 Carolina Beach Rd.; 399-4701 RAFIDE LEON, SON CARIBE, CRUCIAL FIYA —Brooklyn Arts Center, 516 N. 4th St.; 538-2939 DIALI CISSOKHO, KAIRABA —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 2518500 DUTCH TREET (8PM-12AM, TIKI STAGE); DJ DANE BRITT (10PM-2AM INSIDE) —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 ELATION —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269 SEA PANS (STEEL DRUMS, 7-10PM) —Rucker John’s, 5564 Carolina Beach Rd.; 452-1212 FLANNEL REBELLION —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 TRAINWRECK —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street; 523-5621

SUNDAY, JULY 15 EDGE MICHAEL (REGGAE SENSATION, NEPHEW OF PETER TOSH; DOORS 8PM) —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091

SUSAN SAVIA —Elijah’s, 2 Ann St.; 343-1448 TRAVIS SHALLOW —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091 SATELLITE BLUEGRASS BAND —Satellite Bar & Lounge, 120 Greenfield St.; 399-2796 L-SHAPE LOT (3PM); CLAY CROTTS (8PM) —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 DJ TIMBO —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 DJ JAY —Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677 KARAOKE WITH HELLZ BELLE —Marina Cafe, 110 S. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 938-2002 MATT & DENNIS (4-8PM) —Locals Tavern, 6213 -D Market Street;

KARAOKE WITH DJ RICH DELUX —Orton’s Underground, 133 North Front St.; 343-8878 JOSH SOLOMON & CARY BENJAMIN —Black Sheep Tavern, 21 N. Front St. (basement); 399-3056

DJ SIR NICK BLAND —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 ACOUSTIC NIGHT —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666



LIONIZE, ELATION, MICHAEL EAKINS —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 NO DOLLAR $HOES —Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar, 1211 S. Lake Blvd; 458-2000 DJ BATTLE —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 PERRY SMITH (BRUNCH 12-2) —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 BENNY HILL AND FRIENDS —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 MACHINE GUN —Bluewater Grill, 4 Marina St.; 256-8500

PENGO WITH BEAU GUNN —Mellow Mushroom, 4311 Oleander Drive; 452-3773

KARAOKE —Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677 STEVEN COMPTON —Barbary Coast; 116 S. Front St., 762-8996 ACOUSTIC JAZZ PIANO WITH JAMES JARVIS —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091 DRUM CIRCLE HOSTED BY PERRY SMITH —Projekte, 523 South 3rd St., 352-0236 METAMORPHOSIS OPEN MIC —Projekte, 523 South 3rd St., 352-0236 KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 KARAOKE WITH DJ @-HOLE —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 3420872 FRED FLYNN (6-8:30PM) —Little Dipper, 138 S. Front St.; 251-0433 OPEN MIC & COMICS JAM —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 DJ RICHTERMEISTER —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff;

Concerts outside of Southeastern NC

DJ JAY —Sharp Shooters, 2109 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 346-2677

HAMMERIN’ AWAY: Hammer No More the Fingers is a Durhambased indie-rock trio composed of Duncan Webster (vocals, bass), Joe Hall (guitar, vocals), and Jeff Stickley (drums, vocals). Having just released their latest EP, “Pink Worm,” the group will take over Satellite Bar and Lounge on Saturday, July 14th. Courtesy photo



OPEN MIC WITH JOSH SOLOMON —Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341 BRETT JOHNSON’S JAM —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 RANDY MCQUAY —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832

TUESDAY, JULY 17 “IT TAKES TUESDAYS TO TANGO” LESSONS 7-9 P.M. —Orton’s Underground, 133 North Front St.; 343-8878

ROB RONNER —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 LIVE TEAM TRIVIA —Buffalo Wild Wings, 206 Old Eastwood Rd.; 798-9464 KARAOKE WITH HELLZ BELLE —Marina Cafe, 110 S. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville; (910) 938-2002 SOIREE D’ELECTRONICA WITH DJ DROBOT —Projekte, 523 South 3rd St., 352-0236 ACOUSTIC JAZZ PIANO WITH JAMES JARVIS —Calico Room, 107 S. Front St. Wilmington, 762-2091 LIVE ACOUSTIC —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 DJBE EXTREME KARAOKE —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 CHRIS RIENDEAU (9-11PM) —Projekte, 523 South 3rd St., 352-0236

WORLD TAVERN TRIVIA HOSTED BY MUD —Buffalo Wild Wings, 5533 Carolina Beach Rd., Monkey Junction; 392-7224

ERIC MILLER AND RICHARD WELSH —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400

TEAM TRIVIA —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832

DJ —Charley Brownz, 21 S Front St.; 254-9499

KARAOKE WITH DJ PARTY GRAS —Fox and Hound Pub & Grille, 920 Town Center Dr.; 509-0805

KARAOKE WITH DJ BREWTAL —Liquid Room, 23 Market St.;910-343-3341

KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 LIVE ACOUSTIC —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 TRIVIA WITH DUTCH FROM 94.5 THE HAWK —The Coastal Roaster, 5954 Carolina Beach Rd.; 399-4701 KARAOKE WITH MIKE NORRIS —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 CAPE FEAR BLUES JAM —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 BENNY HILL —Rucker John’s, 5564 Carolina Beach Rd.; 452-1212


KARAOKE —Browncoat Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace St.; 341-0001 BENNY HILL —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115 GARY ALLEN’S ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 NEKO CASE —Greenfield Lake Amphitheater All entertainment must be sent to by Wednesday for consideration in the weekly entertainment calendar. Venues are responsible for notifying encore of any changes, removals or additions to their weekly schedules.

‘GIVE ME A RUN-AROUND’: Grammy-winning act Blues Traveler hits Raleigh, Charlotte and Charleston this week with Barenaked Ladies and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Courtesy photo

RALEIGH AMPHITHEATER 500 S. MCDOWELL ST., RALEIGH, NC (919) 831-6400 7/12: Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & the Monsters 7/14: Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit, Marcy Plaground

AMOS’ SOUTHEND 1423 SOUTH TRYON STREET, CHARLOTTE, NC (704) 377-6874 7/11: Attack Attack!, We Came as Romans, The Acacia Strain, more 7/13: The Dave Matthews Band Tribute, Ultralush 7/14: Kevin Focus & Dirty Cutt

LINCOLN THEATRE 126 E. CABARRUS STREET, RALEIGH, NC (919) 821-4111 7/11: Zappa Plays Zappa 7/12: Sonia Leigh, Connor Christian & Southern Gothic 7/13: Beres Hammond, 9 Tomorrows, DJ Inferno & Harmony House Singers 7/14: Yarn, Dangermuffin 7/17: Sleigh Bells, Class Actress, Jel

THE FILLMORE 1000 SEABOARD STREET, CHARLOTTE, NC (704) 549-5555 7/11: Kaskade, Alvin Risk, Fareoh, Styles & Complete 7/14: Face to Face (Elton John & Billy Joel tribute)

CAT’S CRADLE 300 E. MAIN STREET, CARRBORO, NC (919) 967-9053 7/12: Superchunk, Gross Ghost 7/13: Best Coast, Those Darlins 7/16: Crocodiles, Eternal Summers

HOUSE OF BLUES 4640 HWY. 17 SOUTH, N. MYRTLE BEACH, SC (843) 272-3000 7/11: Hell’s Bells (AC/DC tribute) 7/18: Tank, Young Deon

PNC ARENA 1400 EDWARDS MILL RD., RALEIGH, NC (919) 861-2300 7/12: Mindless Behavior

UPTOWN AMPHITHEATRE 1000 NC MUSIC FACTORY BLVD CHARLOTTE, NC (704) 549-5555 7/13: Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & the Monsters 7/15: Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit, Marcy Plaground FAMILY CIRCLE MAGAZINE STADIUM 161 SEVEN FARMS DR., CHARLESTON, SC 800-677-2293 7/14: Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & the Monsters

NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE 511 E. 36TH STREET, CHARLOTTE, NC (704) 358-9298 7/13: Johnny Winter ALABAMA THEATRE 4750 HWY. 17 S., N. MYRTLE BEACH, SC (843) 272-1111 7/13: Kenny Rogers NORTH CHARLESTON COLISEUM 5001 COLISEUM DR., N. CHARLESTON, SC (843) 529-5000 7/15: Jackson Browne

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in memoriam:


NC loses an icon, Andy Griffith, July 1st, 1926-July 3rd, 2012 by Anghus r encore contributo


ndy griffith was the kind

of recognizable icon that rarely exists anymore. A performer whose career spanned decades, he reached the height of his fame in the 1960s on “The Andy Griffith Show.” Holding the number one show in the country, with 50 million people tuned in every week, at a time when there were only three networks, his homespun charm kept people interested in the fictional town of Mayberry week after week. A true son of North Carolina and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Griffith was born in Mount Airy (for which Mayberry was based on). He exported the virtues of simple country living. Here, the complexities of an ever-changing society were never within earshot, and the country folk that populated the town were ignorant for the sake of amusement. I’m not sure it was exactly the most glowing portrayal of the South, but there was a quiet sincerity to the show and to the man himself. Many equate Griffith with a simpler time. He came to personify the values of smalltown America. No doubt most people in New Hanover County will remember him fondly for his work in the locally filmed “Matlock,” another show that built upon Griffith’s winning personality. Andy Griffith was the king of the nice-guy roles. He started his career as a stage comedian, playing a good-hearted, well-intentioned yokel. Calling him a country bumpkin isn’t exactly doing him justice. He would perform monologues, like “What It Was, Was Football,” with a trademark grin from ear to ear. That act eventually won him the role in the critically acclaimed stage show “No Time for Sergeants.” However, for me, the highlight perfor-

mance of his career came from the 1957 Elia Kazan masterpiece, “A Face in the Crowd,” a movie that was all but ignored when released. It was Griffith’s first big film and his introduction to the world. It was a dark, uncomfortable look at the kind of rabble-rousing populist that is practically commonplace in the media today. Writer Budd Schulberg was quite prophetic in his prediction that television would change politics. “A Face in the Crowd” is practically a roadmap for how the media creates monsters, and Andy Griffith’s performance is nothing short of brilliant. He was tapped by Kazan to play Larry “Lonesome” Rhodes, a charismatic vagrant who goes from town to town with a guitar strapped to his back and a flask of liquor in his hand—an aimless drunk whose room and board is usually provided by the county jail. After crossing paths with a local radio producer, Rhodes lands his own show. Soon, his stories of smalltown America and common-sense logic have made him a hit. Eventually, Lonesome moves from Arkansas to Memphis where he makes lightning strike twice. He heads to New York to star in his own nationally televised show and plays the public like a fiddle. Soon, he makes the transition from television personality to cultural demigod. As his popularity rises, so does his lust for power. Griffith has never been more interesting than playing Lonesome Rhodes as a wonderfully twisted megalomaniac who is eventually crushed under the weight of his own hubris. It’s the meteoric rise and fall of a huckster hellbent on selling the public a bill of goods to the highest bidder. It’s such a stark contrast to the characters he most famously played and shows the kind of skilled performances of which Griffith was capable. While many people will remember the stalwart patriarch Andy Taylor or the comedic banter of Ben Matlock, Griffith’s menacing, haunting portrayal of Lonesome Rhodes stands out most in my book. If you’ve never seen “A Face in the Crowd,” seek it out. Andy Griffith’s career spanned nearly five decades of sincerity. He had that indefinable charm. Even if you never met the man, you felt like you knew him. That was Andy Griffith’s gift.

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over-stylized whimsy: Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ is good, not great

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Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer


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in the bag for wes anderson.

I feel the need to declare that right away. I like the man and, more importantly, I like his body of work. I think “The Royal Tenenbaums” is one of the 10 best films ever made. It is the perfect example of chemistry, blending every aspect of the medium to tell a great tale. Anderson has a gift for creating a kind of cinematic storybook. His films have a very specific tone and it’s easy to identify with because of Anderson’s honed style. That is not an easy feat to achieve; there are directors who have made a dozen films and have no definable stamp. “Moonrise Kingdom” may be Anderson’s most polished film; it also may be among his least fulfilling. There are a number of criticisms levied against Anderson. He’s accused of using the same bag of tricks over and over again: the same visual cues, the same freeflowing camera work, the same flourishes in production design. Really, it boils down to one word: quirky. Many film-goers, like myself, enjoy his particular brand of whimsy. Even though I’m a fan, I can readily admit that there’s a lot of repetition in his work. Seven films in and I didn’t mind it so much; “Moonrise Kingdom” may have been the tipping point. It’s not a bad movie; I actually liked it. Still, I found myself seeing Anderson-esque embellishments bleeding out from the edges. I also began to feel removed from the reality he was trying to create. Anderson’s work has always been surreal, but at its heart exists a flawed humanity, which keep his films grounded in reality. “Rushmore” is a great example. Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman) is a larger-than-life character who does some pretty impossible things. As a character, he is rooted in tragedy, and his pain and loss motivates every action. The world he lives in is weird and wonderful, but the character is very much an average kid. Nothing about “Moonrise Kingdom” feels real. The setting is a 16-mile long island without roads and populated by characters with their own bizarre, little affectations. They are too far removed from reality, with style laid on so thick, it’s almost like a layer of Vaseline cakes the lens. I never

7/15: Judy Moody (Jordana Beatty) determines to have an adventurous and thrilling summer, thanks to her little brother Stink (Parris Mosteller) and funloving Aunt Opal (Heather Graham). Even though she’s stuck at home while her parents are out of town and friends are on vacation, fun abounds through fantasy and imagination.

YOUNG LOVE: Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward play star-crossed lovers in Wed Anderson’s latest tale, “Moonrise Kingdom.” Courtesy photo

could see through their many peculiarities enough to care. The story follows two star-crossed lovers. Sam (Jared Gilman) is a peculiar, wellintentioned orphan. Suzy (Kara Hayward) is a sullen girl desperate to escape her family and the passive unhappiness that permeates their household. The two meet, begin correspondence and soon orchestrate an escape plan to be with one another. The kids are ridiculously adorable—almost to an unbelievable point. I credit Anderson for taking a risk with two kids who clearly are not actors. Sometimes risk doesn’t always equal reward. They do their best, and they have their moments, but more often than not I felt like I was watching a film-school thesis, wherein the director used family members to play key roles because he had no money to pay SAG rates. Anderson brings in some heavy-hitters to fill out the cast, including series regulars Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman. There are also a number of new faces, including the always exceptional Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Bob Balaban and Tilda Swinton. Even Bruce Willis shows up and manages to turn in the closest thing to a performance since “Unbreakable.” And they’re all wonderfully game, throwing themselves into this strange and occasionally wonderful story. Ultimately, the pieces don’t fit together well. There are glimpses of greatness peppered throughout. It’s hard not to root for these kids. If nothing else,

they’re likable. And the adults that rule their world are hardly an enviable lot. While I wanted to love this movie, I was only able to like it. This is a film drowning in technique. It’s a movie desperate for an anchor to ground it in some kind of reality. I admire the effort and appreciate the cute, little worlds Anderson continues to craft, but it feels like covered territory. He’s on the beaten path, and I can see how viewers are starting to feel it’s beaten to death. Still, I recommend “Moonrise Kingdom” for its charm, even if Anderson devolves into craft. He may very well be one step away from plummeting down the same ravine into which Tim Burton fell—where the distinct touches and familiarity become more important than well-developed characters and realistic motivations. I never thought I’d say this about Wes Anderson, but his cleverness is starting to come at the expense of his characters.

First Position, Hysteria

Cinematique • Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St. 7:30 p.m. $8 • Monday through Wednesday 7/16-18: “First Position” follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet, struggling through bloodied feet, near exhaustion and debilitating injuries, all while navigating the drama of adolescence. A showcase of awe-inspiring talent, tenacity and passion, “First Position” paints a thrilling and moving portrait of the most gifted young ballet stars of tomorrow. (Unrated. 1 hr. 30 min.) 7/23-25: In early anticipation of the Cucalorus Film Festival, Cinematique and Cucalorus present “Hysteria”—a romantic comedy, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones and Rupert Everett, that tells an untold tale of discovery — the surprising story of the birth of the electro-mechanical vibrator at the very peak of Victorian prudishness.

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7/18: “Don’t Come Knocking”—Howard Spence (Sam Shepard) has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. One day Howard learns that he might have a child somewhere out there, which gives him a ray of hope that his life wasn’t all in vain.

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The cat says... “Come wet your whiskers and move your paws!”

Live Music | Livelier People | Liveliest Times 107 S. Front St. • (910) 762-2091 Mon.-Sat.: 7pm to 2am • Sun.: 4pm to 2am

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Kava is a tropical shrub with large heart-shaped leaves that originates from the Western Pacific. Its thick roots are mashed or ground and made into a cold beverage. Above all other things, kava is drunk for primarily one reason; to relax. Not only does kava seem to relax the mind, it also relaxes the muscles. It has similar effects to alcohol but without disrupting mental clarity. Kava has been enjoyed for thousands of years by the Polynesian culture and is also used in traditional ceremonies. Best of all kava can be consumed by people of all ages. So come on in and get a shell!


in riverfront park • music starts at 6 p.m. July 13: Satisfaction, International Rolling Stones Show July 20: Madonna Nash July 27: Who’s Bad, The ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band AuguST 3: Yellow Dub Marine, Beatles Reggae Tribute AuguST 10: The Breakfast Club, America’s Favorite 1980’s Tribute Band AuguST 17: Tuesday’s Gone,





The ultimate Tribute to lynyrd Skynyrd AuguST 24: The Dave Matthews Tribute Band


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AuguST 31: Slippery When Wet, The ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute

Beer & wine for sale • Bring your ID! NO outside beverages NO dogs NO coolers

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What’s for dinner? 30 DINING REVIEW



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Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of sailing ships and the Intracoastal Waterway while dining at this popular casual American restaurant in Wrightsville Beach. Lunch and dinner are served daily. Favorites include jumbo lump crab cakes, succulent seafood lasagna, crispy coconut shrimp and an incredible Caribbean fudge pie. Dine inside or at their award-winning outdoor patio and bar, which is the location for their lively Waterfront Music Series every Sun. during the summer months. Large parties welcome. Private event space available. 4 Marina Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC. (910) 256.8500. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon-Fri 11am - 11pm; Sat & Sun 11am – 11pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach ■ FEATURING: Waterfront dining ■ MUSIC: Music every Sun. in Summer ■ WEBSITE:


Serving the Best Seafood in South Eastern North Carolina. Wilmington’s Native Son, 2011 James Beard Award Nominee Chef Keith Rhodes explores the Cape Fear Coast for the best it has to offer. We feature Wild Caught & Sustainably raised Seafood. Organic and locally sourced produce & herbs provide the perfect compliment to our fresh Catch. Consecutively Voted Wilmington’s Best Chef 2008, 09 & 2010. Dubbed “Modern Seafood Cuisine” we offer an array Fresh Seafood & Steaks, including our Signature NC Sweet Potato Salad. Appetizers include our Mouth watering “Fire Cracker” Shrimp, Crispy Cajun Fried NC Oysters & Blue Crab Claw Scampi, Seafood Ceviche & Conch Fritters to name a few. Larger Plates include Plancha

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grilled Painted Hills Steaks, Blackend Red Drum Filet, Charleston Crab Cakes, Tempura OBX Scallops, Flounder Escovitch & Pan roasted Queen Trigger fish. Custom Entree request gladly accommodated for our Guest. (Vegetarian, Vegan & Allergies) Hand Crafted seasonal desserts from Alan DeLovely. Full ABC Permits. 6623 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28405. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon-Fri 11am-2pm and Mon. Sat. 5pm-9pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: North Wilmington ■ FEATURING: Acclaimed Wine List


If you’re looking for good food and an atmosphere that’s fun for the whole family, Buffalo Wild Wings is the place! Award winning wings and 20 signature sauces and seasonings. Plus…salads, wraps, flatbreads, burgers, and more. Tons of Big screen TVs and all your favorite sports. We have daily drink specials, a HUGE draft selection, and Free Trivia all day every day. Come in for our Weekday Lunch Specials, only $5.99 from 11am-2pm. Visit us for Wing Tuesdays with 50 cent wings all day long, or Boneless Thursdays with 60 cent boneless wings all day long. Buffalo Wild Wings is a great place to dine in or take out. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: MonSat 11am-2am and Sun 11am-2am ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: 2 locations-Midtown (910-7989464) and Monkey Junction (910-392-7224) ■ MUSIC: Live music Friday and Saturday in the Summer ■ WEBSITE:


Drop your anchor at The George on the RiverWalk, your destination for dock ‘n’ dine. Watch the historic Cape Fear River unfold before you while you enjoy the

best in Southern Coastal Cuisine. The menu combines elegance, creativity and diverse selection of steak, pasta, salad and fresh seafood, including the best Shrimp n’ Grits in town. Warm in the sun on the expansive outdoor deck sipping an exotic, colorful martini, or unwind at the spacious bar inside boasting extensive wine and martini lists along with weekday appetizer specials from 4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Don’t forget to try downtown’s most expansive menu for Saturday and Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. You are welcome to dock your boat at the only dock’n’dine restaurant downtown, grab a trolley, or enjoy our free, front door parking (ask for pass!) Why satisfy when you can indulge? Find the George on the Riverwalk at 128 South Water Street, 910-763-2052. ■ SERVING: Lunch: Tues. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Dinner: Tues. - Thurs. 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., Sun. 5 p.m. 9 p.m.; Brunch: Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Saturday and Sunday Brunch / Wilmington’s only dock’n’dine restaurant. ■ WEBSITE:


“Failte,” is the Gaelic word for “Welcome,” and at Halligan’s Public House it’s our “Motto.” Step into Halligan’s and enter a world of Irish hospitality where delicious food warms the heart and generous drink lift the spirit. Be sure to try Halligan’s house specialty, “The Reuben,” number one with critics and of course our customers. One bite and you’ll understand why. Of course, we also serve a full selection of other delicious entrees including seafood, steak and pasta, as well as a wide assortment of burgers, sandwiches(Halligan’s

Cheese Steak), and salads. And if you are looking for a friendly watering hole where you can raise a glass or two with friends, new and old, Halligan’s Public House boasts a comfortable bar where fun-loving bartenders hold court daily and blarney fills the air. Stop by Halligan’s Public House today, “When you’re at Halligan’’re at home.” With 12 beers on tap and 16 flat screen TVs, you can watch your favorite game and enjoy your favorite drink. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER:

7 Days a Week Mon-Wed 11:30 am - 2:00 am Thurs-Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 am ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Masonboro Loop ■ FEATURING: THE Best Rueben in Town!, $5.99 lunch specials, Outdoor Patio ■ WEBSITE:


A local favorite, Henry’s is the ‘place to be’ for great food, a lively bar and awesome patio dining. Henry’s serves up American cuisine at its finest that include entrees with fresh, local ingredients. Come early for lunch, because its going to be packed. Dinner too! Henry’s Pine Room is ideal for private functions up to 30 people. Henry’s is home to live music, wine & beer dinners and other special events. Check out their calendar of events at for details. 2508 Independence Boulevard, Wilmington, NC. (910) 793.2929. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Sun. – Mon.11am-10pm; Tues.- Fri.: 11am – 11pm; Sat.: 10am – 11pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Daily blackboard specials. ■ MUSIC: Live Music beginning at 5:30pm ■ WEBSITE:


Oceans Restaurant located in this oceanfront resort is a wonderful find. This is the perfect place p to enjoy a fresh Seafood & Steak dinner while dine ning outside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Chef Eric invites you to experience his daily specials in e this magnificent setting. (910) 256-2231. 1706 N s Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach. ■ BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER: Sun.y Sat.. k ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach , ■ FEATURING: Waterfront dining k ■ WEBSITE: e ,K’S CAFE Visit us in our new location on the corner of Eastwood and Racine - 420 Eastwood Rd, Unit 109. “Where the people make the place” If you’re looking for a warm and friendly atmosphere with awesome home-cooked, freshly prepared meals, you can’t beat K’s Cafe. Serving Breakfast (from $3.50) and Lunch (including daily entree-and-two side specials for $6.95), and dinner. K’s Cafe is the best deal in Wilmington. They offer chargrilled burgers, including their most popular Hot Hamburger Plat-ter smothered in gravy! They also offer great -choices such as fresh chicken salad, crabcake -sandwich, soups, and even a delicious Monte eCristo served on French toast bread. K’s also eoffers soup, sandwich and salad combos and ra great variety of homemade desserts. On fSundays they offer a great brunch menu which schanges every week. A variety of choices will sbe on the menu such as Shrimp and Grits and sEggs Benedict. Visa and Mastercard accepted.

Give K’s Cafe a won’t be sorry. 420 Eastwood Rd., Unit 109, 791-6995. Find us on Facebook or on our website, ■ SERVING BREAKFAST & LUNCH: 7 DAYS A WEEK. Open for dinner Wed. thru Sat. evenings ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Ever-changing brunch


Wilmington’s favorite fondue restaurant! The Little Dipper specializes in unique fondue dishes with a global variety of cheeses, meats, seafood, vegetables, chocolates and fine wines. The warm and intimate dining room is a great place to enjoy a four-course meal, or indulge in appetizers and desserts outside on the back deck or in the bar while watching luminescent jellyfish. Reservations are appreciated for parties of any size. Located at the corner of Front and Orange in Downtown Wilmington. 138 South Front Street. (910) 251-0433. ■ SERVING DINNER: Open every day at 5 p.m. Memorial Day - Labor Day. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: 70s menu every Tues.; Special prix fixe menu on Thurs.; 25% off a’ la cart menu on Fri. from 5-7 p.m. and half price bottles of wine on Sun. ■ MUSIC: Fri. & Sat. in summer ■ WEBSITE:


Pine Valley Market has reigned supreme in servicing the Wilmington community for years, securing encore’s Best-Of awards in catering, gourmet shop and butcher. Now, Kathy Webb and Christi Ferretti are expanding their talents into serving lunch in-house, so folks can enjoy their hearty, homemade meals in the quaint and cozy ambience of the market. Using the freshest ingredients of highest quality, diners can enjoy the best Philly Cheesesteak in Wilmington, along with numerous other sandwich varieties, from their Angus burger to classic Reuben, Italian sub to a grown-up banana and peanut butter sandwich that will take all diners back to childhood. Served among a soup du jour and salads, there is something for all palates. Take advantage of their take-home frozen meals for nights that are too hectic to cook, and don’t forget to pick up a great bottle of wine to go with it. 3520 S. College Road, (910) 350-FOOD. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER:

Mon.-Fri.10am-7pm; Sat. 9am-6pm. Closed Sun. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South ■ FEATURING: Daily specials and take-home frozen meals ■ WEBSITE:


Trolly Stop Hot Dogs is a family owned franchise with six locations. Since 1976 they specialize in storemade chili, slaw and sauces, and as of more recent – a variety of gourmet sausages and burgers (at participating locations). The types of hot dogs include Beef & Pork, All Beef, Smoked Sausage, Fat-free Turkey (at participating locations), and Soy. Sausages include Bratwurst, Mild Italian, Spicy Beef and Polish Kielbasi. Locations are: 121 N. Front Street open Monday thru Saturday 11 a.m. ‘til 4:30 p.m. CLOSED SUNDAYS; (910).251.7799. 94 S. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach open Wednesday thru Friday 11

a.m. ‘til 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. ‘til 4 p.m. CLOSED MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS. (910) 256-1421. 4502 Fountain Drive, (910) 452-3952. open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Sunday; South Howe St. in Southport, open Tuesday thru Fri. 11 ‘til 3, Sat. 11 ‘til 4 CLOSED SUNDAYS AND MONDAYS (910) 457-7017. Catering cart available all year from $350. Call Steve at (910) 520-5994.

Curry, or the beautifully presented and delicious Shrimp and Scallops in a Nest. Be sure to save room for our world famous desert, the banana egg roll! We take pride in using only the freshest ingredients, and our extensive menu suits any taste. After dinner, enjoy specialty drinks by the koi pond in our Asian garden. Located at 7 Wayne Drive (beside the Ivy Cottage), (910) 251-9229.

■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Throughout the Port City ■ FEATURING: Dog friendly locations

Tues.- Fri. 11am- 2pm; Sat. 12pm – 3pm for lunch. Mon.- Sun. 5pm – 10pm for dinner. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Balinese dancer every Fri. night. ■ WEBSITE:

at Wrightsville Beach and Downtown Wilmington. Buy a hot dog, we’ll throw in an extra for your pooch. (Without bun.) ■ WEBSITE:



Craving expertly prepared Chinese food in an elegant atmosphere? Szechuan 132 Chinese Restaurant is your destination! Szechuan 132 has earned the reputation as one of the finest contemporary Chinese restaurants in the Port City. Tastefully decorated with an elegant atmosphere, with an exceptional ingenious menu has deemed Szechuan 132 the best Chinese restaurant for years, hands down. 419 South College Road (in University Landing), (910) 799-1426. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Lunch Specials


What better way to celebrate a special occasion or liven up a dinner out than to dine in a place where every meal is an exciting presentation. Knowing that a meal should be more than just great food, Hiro adds a taste of theatre and a amazing atmosphere to everyone’s dinning experience. Also serving sushi, Hiro surprises its guests with a new special roll every week and nightly drink specials to complement it. From 4-7pm enjoy half-priced nigiri and halfpriced regular makimono. Nigiri makimono combos are only $7.50, while early-bird specials last from 4-6pm, where diners can choose two: shrimp, chicken or steak. Located at 222 Old Eastwood Road (910) 794-1570. ■ SERVING DINNER: Open Mon. thru Thurs. 4pm-10pm; Fri. and Sat. 4pm-10:30pm and Sun. 11am-10pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Hibachi style dining. ■ WEBSITE: hibachi



If you’re ready to experience the wonders of the Orient without having to leave Wilmington, join us at Indochine for a truly unique experience. Indochine brings the flavors of the Far East to the Port City, combining the best of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine in an atmosphere that will transport you and your taste buds. Relax in our elegantly decorated dining room, complete with antique Asian decor as well as contemporary artwork and music. Our diverse, friendly and efficient staff will serve you beautifully presented dishes full of enticing aromas and flavors. Be sure to try such signature items as the spicy and savory Roasted Duck with Red

From the flavorfully mild to the fiery spiced, Thai Spice customers are wooed by the dish that’s made to their specifications. Featuring a tasteful menu of traditional Thai standards to numerous delectable house specials, it’s quickly becoming the local favorite for Thai cuisine. This family-run restaurant is sure to win you over. If you haven’t discovered this gem, come in and be charmed. Whether it be a daytime delight, or an evening indulgence, your visit will make you look forward to your return. Located in Monkey Junction at 5552 Carolina Beach Rd., Ste. G. (910) 791-0044 ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Tue.-Th.: 11:30am – 9:30pm; Fri.-Sat.: 11:30am – 10:00pm; Sun.: 11:30am – 9:00pm ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South ■ WEBSITE:


Wilmington’s finest French cuisine can be found at Caprice Bistro, a small informal neighborhood restaurant, serving hearty food in generous portions at affordable prices. Simple is the atmosphere in the bistro, as plain white plates and tables dressed in white paper make up the decor. However, the food is far from simple, as a combination of fresh ingredients and innovative preparation delight the taste buds with a plethora of unique appetizers, entrées and desserts. The service is fast, efficient and non-intrusive, and the ambience is friendly and unpretentious. After dinner, be sure to venture upstairs into their cozy and relaxing sofa bar for an after-dinner martini, or enjoy your meal there, as a light-fare and full menus are served. Art is always on display in the sofa bar, so be sure to inquire frequently about their artist show receptions. Voted “Best French Restaurant”seven years in a row! 10 Market Street, downtown Wilmington, (910) 815-0810. ■ SERVING DINNER: Sun.- Thurs. 5:00 – 10pm.; Fri. and Sat., 5pm – Midnight. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Upstairs sofa bar serving cocktails and lighter fare. ■ WEBSITE:


Located on College Road, just opposite Hugh MacRae Park, Tandoori Bites offers fine Indian cuisine at affordable prices. Try one of 74 dishes on their lengthy menu, featuring a large range of side dishes and breads. They have

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specialties, such as lamb korma with nuts, spices and herbs in a mild creamy sauce, as well as seafood, like shrimp biryani with saffron-flavored rice, topped with the shellfish and nuts. They also have many vegetarian dishes, including mutter paneer, with garden peas and homemade paneer, or baingan bharta with baked eggplant, flamed and sautéed with onions, garlic and ginger. Join their cozy eatery, where a far east escape awaits all diners, among a staff of friendly and helpful servers, as well as chefs who bring fullflavored tastes straight from their homeland. Located at 1620 South College Road, (910) 794-4540. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Tue-Thu 11am-2pm, 5pm-10pm; Fri 11am-2pm, 5-11pm; Sat 11:30am-2pm, 5-11pm; Sun 11:30am2pm, 5pm-9pm. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown. ■ FEATURING: Lunch buffet, which now serves South Indian cuisine ($7.95 daily) ■ WEBSITE:

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is a family-friendly, casual Italian American restaurant that’s been a favorite of Wilmington locals for over 16 years. Its diverse menu includes Italian favorites such as Mama Romanelli’s Lasagna, Baked Ziti, Rigatoni a la Vodka and, of course, made-from-scratch pizzas. Its American influences include tasty burgers, the U.S.A. Salad and a 16oz. Marinated Rib Eye Steak. Romanelli’s offers patio dining and flat screen TVs in its bar area. Dine in or take out, Romanelli’s is always a crowd favorite. Large parties welcome. 503 Olde Waterford Way, Leland. (910) 383.1885. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Sun.- Thurs. 11am – 10pm.; Fri. & Sat. 11am – 11pm ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South. ■ FEATURING: Weekly Specials ■ WEBSITE:



The Harp offers the finest in traditional Irish family recipes served in a casual yet elegant traditional pub atmosphere. We are proud to use the freshest, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible to bring you and yours the best of traditional Irish fare! We also offer a fully stocked bar featuring your favorite Irish beer and spirits. Located just beside Greenfield Lake Park in downtown Wilmington is a lovely Irish pub committed to bringing traditional Irish food and music to the Cape Fear area. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER Monday-Friday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD Greenfield Park ■ FEATURING Home-made desserts, ½ priced bottles of wine on Tuesday and the best pint of Guinness in town. ■ MUSIC Live music every Fri.; Live Irish music 1st Fri. of each month. ■ WEBSITE


The authentic Italian cuisine served at Taste of Italy has scored them Best Deli in the Port City for years running now. The Guarino family recipes have been passed down from generation to generation to brothers Tommy and Chris, who serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to hungry diners. They also cater all events, from holiday parties to corporate lunches, including hot meals, cold trays, handmade desserts and an array of platters, from antipasto to cold cuts. In addition, Taste of Italy sells Scalfani products, Sabrett hot dogs and Polly-O cheeses in their market, all the while serving top-notch hot and cold items from their delicatessen. Located at 1101 South College Rd., P. 910-392-7529, F. 910-3929745 Open M-F 8:00am – 8:00pm, Sat. 8:30am-7:00pm, Sun. 11:00am – 6:00pm. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER: M-F 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sat. 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Sun. 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

A Wilmington favorite since 1987! At Elizabeth’s you’ll find authentic Italian cuisine, as well as some of your American favorites. Offering delicious pizza, salads, sandwiches, entrees, desserts, beer, and wine. Elizabeth’s is known for their fresh ingredients, where even the bread is baked fresh daily. A great place for lunch, dinner, a late night meal, or take out. Elizabeth’s can also cater your event and now has a party room available. Visit us 4304 ½ Market St or call 910251-1005 for take out. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER:

Open 10am-Midnight every day ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown (Corner of Market St and Kerr Avenue). ■ WEBSITE: ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wilmington South ■ FEATURING: Daily specials, kids menu and online coupons. ■ WEBSITE:

SLICE OF LIFE “Slice” has become a home away from home for tourists and locals alike. Our menu includes salads, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, homemade soups, subs and, of course, pizza. We only serve the freshest and highest-quality ingredients in all of our food, and our dough is made daily with purified water. Voted “Best Pizza” and “Best Late Night Eatery.”All ABC permits. Visit us downtown at 122 Market Street, (910) 2519444, in Wrightsville Beach at 1437 Military Cutoff Road, Suite 101, (910) 256-2229 and our newest location in Pine Valley on the corner of 17th and College Road, (910) 7991399. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT:

11:30am-3am, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown, Downtown and Wilmington South. ■ FEATURING: The largest tequila selection in Wilmington ■ WEBSITE:

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LATIN AMERICAN SAN JUAN CAFE Offering the most authentic, gourmet Latin American cuisine in Wilmington. With dishes from countries such as Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and Cuba you’ll be able to savor a variety of flavors from all over Latin America. Located at 3314 Wrightsville Avenue. 910.790.8661 Follow us on Facebook/Twitter for live music updates! ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon Sat. 11am-2:30pm and from 5-10pm. Closed Sunday. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Nightly specials ■ WEBSITE:

ORGANIC LOVEY’S MARKET Lovey’s Market is a true blessing for shoppers looking for Organic and Natural groceries and supplements, or a great place to meet friends for a quick, delicious and totally fresh meal or snack. Whether you are in the mood for a Veggie Burger, Hamburger or a Chicken Caesar Wrap, shoppers will find a large selection of nutritious meals on the a la carte Lovey’s Cafe’ menu. The Food Bar-which has cold salads and hot selections can be eaten in the newly expanded Lovey’s Cafe’ or boxed for take-out. The Juice Bar offers a wide variety of juices and smoothies made with Organic fruits and vegetables. Specializing in bulk sales of grains, flours, beans and spices at affordable prices. Lovey’s has a great selection of Local produce and receives several weekly deliveries to ensure freshness. Lovey’s also carries Organic Grass-Fed and Free-Range meats and poultry. Wheat-Free and Gluten-Free products are in stock regularly, as are Vegan and Vegetarian groceries. Lovey’s also carries Wholesome Pet Foods. Stop by Lovey’s Market Monday through Friday 9am to 7pm; Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 6pm. Located at 1319 Military Cutoff Rd in the Landfall Shopping Center; (910) 509-0331. “You’ll Love it at Lovey’s!” ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Café open: Mon.-Fri., 11am–6pm; Sat. & Sun., 11am6pm(salad bar open all the time). Market hours: Mon.-Fri., 9am-7pm; Sat., 9am-6pm; Sun., 10am-6pm ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: Organic Salad Bar/Hot Bar, New Bakery with fresh, organic pies and cakes. Newly expanded. ■ WEBSITE:

TIDAL CREEK CO-OP KITCHEN Come dine-in or take-out from the newly renovated Co-op Kitchen at Tidal Creek Cooperative Food Market. You can fill your plate or box with hot bar and salad bar items that are prepared fresh daily in our kitchen. Made-toorder sandwiches, like the Tempeh Reuben, are served hot off the Panini grill. The Co-op Café offers organic smoothies and fresh juices; local wheatgrass shots; fair trade organic coffee, lattes, and chai tea; and our newest addition of Lenny Boy kombucha tea on tap. Don’t forget our baked-from-scratch baked goods! The Co-

op Kitchen provides menu items that appeal to everyone, regardless of dietary demands. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. ■ WEEKEND BRUNCH: Sat & Sun, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. ■ SALAD BAR: Mon - Sun, 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. ■ SANDWICHES: Mon - Sun, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. ■ BAKERY AND CAFE: Mon - Sun, 8 a.m. 7:30 p.m. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: indoor/outdoor seating, free Wi-Fi ■ WEBSITE:


Voted Best Oysters for over 10 years by encore readers, you know what you can find at Dock Street Oyster Bar. But we have a lot more than oysters! Featuring a full menu of seafood, pasta, and chicken dishes from $4.95-$25.95, there’s something for everyone at Dock Street. You’ll have a great time eating in our “Bohemian-Chic” atmosphere, where you’ll feel just as comfort able in flip flops as you would in a business suit. Located at 12 Dock St in downtown Wilmington. Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. (910) 762-2827. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 7 days a week. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Fresh daily steamed oysters. ■ WEBSITE:


The Blockade Runner offers an array of seasonal seafood specials, certified Angus beef, lobster menu on Fri. evening plus a spectacular Sun. brunch. Romantic al fresco dining is available on our dinner deck located in the center of a lush garden overlooking the ocean far away from the traffic and noise. Our lounge is eco-friendly and offers light fare nightly. 275 Waynick Blvd. Wrightsville Beach. (910) 2562251.

■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & SUNDAY BRUNCH ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach. ■ FEATURING: Lobster menu on Fri. ■ MUSIC: Live music on Sat. evening and Sun.




Hieronymus Seafood is the midtown stop for seafood lovers. In business for over 30 years, Hieronymus has made a name for itself by constantly providing excellent service and the freshest of the fresh in local seafood. It’s the place to be if you are seeking top quality attibutes in atmosphere, presentations, flavor and ingenuity. Sugnature dishes include Oysteronymus and daily fresh catch specials. Hieronymus has all ABC permits and also provides catering services. Voted “Best Seafood” in 2011. 5035 Market Street; 910-392-6313; ■ ■ ■ ■


OCEANIC Voted best seafood restaurant in Wilmington, Oceanic provides oceanfront dining at its best. Located in Wrightsville Beach, Oceanic is one of the most visited restaurants on the beach. Choose from a selection of seafood platters, combination plates and daily fresh fish. For land lovers, try their steaks, chicken or pasta dishes. Relax on the pier or dine inside. Oceanic is also the perfect location for memorable wedding receptions, birthday gatherings, anniversary parties and more. Large groups welcome. Private event space available. Family-style to go menu available. 703 S. Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach. (910) 256.5551. ■ ■ ■ ■

SERVING LUNCH & DINNER NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach FEATURING: Dining on the Crystal Pier. WEBSITE:


The Fortunate Glass Wine Bar is the perfect place to explore the beauty of wine while tasting a variety of tapas in an intimate environment. The wine menu focuses on wines from all regions, with 50 wines by the glass and approximately 350 wines available by the bottle, including some of the best boutique and cult wines, to everyday values that work with any budget. There are over 30 beers available featuring some of the best craft selections. The serene ambiance of The Fortunate Glass, created by the beautiful wall murals, the elegant copper and glass tile bar, castle-rocked walls and intimate booths enhances the experience of any selection you choose. The Fortunate

Glass Wine Bar also presents a small menu of creative tapas, global cheeses, cured meats and decadent desserts to accompany and compliment any wine selection. ■ SERVING EVENINGS: Tues.-Thurs. 4pm12am Fri. 4pm-2am; Sat. 2pm-2am; Sun. 2pm12am ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Free Wine Tasting: Tues. 6-8pm. Bubble and wine specials: Wed. & Thurs. Monthly food & wine pairing events. ■ WEBSITE



■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: 11am-2am daily. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: 40 HD TVs and the biggest


In Wilmington, everyone knows where to go for solid country cooking. That place is Casey’s Buffet, winner of encore’s Best Country Cookin’/ Soul Food and Buffet categories. “Every day we are open, somebody tells us it tastes just like their grandma’s or mama’s cooking,” coowner Gena Casey says. Gena and her husband Larry run the show at the Oleander Drive restaurant where people are urged to enjoy all food indigenous to the South: fried chicken, barbecue, catfish, mac‘n’cheese, mashed potatoes, green beans, chicken‘n’dumplings, biscuits and homemade banana puddin’ are among a few of many other delectable items. 5559 Oleander Drive. (910) 798-2913. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11am to 9pm and on Sundays from 11am to 8pm. Closed Mon. and Tuesdays. ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING:For adventurous palates, pig’s feet and chitterlings.

CAROLINA ALE HOUSE Voted best new restaurant AND best sports bar of 2010 in Wilmington, Carolina Ale House is the place to be for award-winning food, sports and fun. Located on College Rd. near UNCW, this lively sports-themed restaurant. Covered and open outdoor seating is available. Lunch and dinner specials are offered daily, as well as the coldest $2 and $3 drafts in town. 317 South College Road, Wilmington, NC. (910) 791.9393.

ish the meal with a 6-inch Great Cookie Blitz, a chocolate chip cookie baked fresh to order and served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and Hershey’s syrup. 920 Town Center Drive, (910) 509-0805. ■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 11am– 2am, daily ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown ■ FEATURING: $5.99 lunch specials and free pool until 2p.m. and $5 cheese pizzas after 10 p.m., both Mon.-Fri. ■ MUSIC: Trivia with Party Gras Entertainment DJ every Thursday at 9pm ■ WEBSITE:


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FOX & HOUND PUB & GRILLE Serving up the best bar food for any local sports fan, Fox & Hound has appetites covered. Located next to Mayfaire Cinema 16, it’s no question that Fox is a great place to go on date night, or to watch the big game on one of the restaurant’s six large projection screens and 19 plasma televisions. Guests can also play pool, darts or video games in this casual-theme restaurant. For starters, Fox offers delicious appetizers like ultimate nachos, giant Bavarian pretzels and spinach artichoke dip. In the mood for something more? Try the hand-battered Newcastle fish ‘n’ chips or chicken tenders, or the grilled Mahi-Mahi served atop a bed of spicy rice. From cheeseburgers and sirloins to salads and wood oven-inspired pizzas, Fox has plenty to choose from for lunch or dinner. Fin-

This is downtown Wilmington’s Sports Pub! With every major sporting package on ten HDTVs and our huge HD projection screen, there is no better place to catch every game in every sport. Our extensive menu ranges from classics, like thick Angus burgers or NY-style reubens, to lighter fare, such as homemade soups, fresh salads and vegetarian options. Whether meeting for a business lunch, lingering over dinner and drinks, or watching the game, the atmosphere and friendly service will turn you into a regular. Open late 7 days a week, with free WiFi, darts, and did we mention sports? Free lunchtime delivery on weekdays; we can accommodate large parties. (910) 763-4133. ■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: 11am-2am daily ■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown ■ FEATURING: Dueling pianos Thurs., Fri.,

and Sat. nights. and 1/2 priced select appetizers M-TH 4-7pm ■ WEBSITE:

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history hunter: Author Kevin Duffus discusses book on NC tales and legends by Shelby Purvis ld War II Off “War Zone: Wor Kevin Duffus the NC Coast” by istory Center Federal Point H Park Blvd. 1121-A N. Lake Carolina Beach . • Free 7/16, 7:30 p.m


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character in the film “National Treasure.” We love stories about men who dig deeply into history, who discover things that no one else has ever taken the time to uncover. Men who look at history and see not just skeletons and ancient artifacts but a mystery—a story waiting to be told. Turns out, such a man will be coming to Wilmington, in the flesh. His name is Kevin Duffus, and he is a history detective. Having lived in North Carolina since he was 15, Duffus gained an early interest in our state’s coastline. When he was young, he read “Graveyard of the Atlantic” by David Stick, which aroused a curiosity about shipwrecks. Duffus got his scuba-diving certification at the age of 17 and began looking for missing World War II, German U-boats. “It was all sort of silly,” he admits. “Something a young person would do, but I never lost my interest or passion for the history of World War II.” He would later go on to publish “Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks: An Illustrated Guide,” something called “a long-awaited sequel” to his own book. Duffus’ first career began at the CBS station in Raleigh, NC. But in the ‘90s, he went into business for himself and began airing his own historical documentaries on public television. One was called “War Zone,” and focused on a very specific period of North Carolina history: January to July 1942. During these months, more than 65 German U-boats entered the American waters off the coast of North Carolina and began to attack: 397 ships were sunk and more than 5,000 people were killed (twice the number of people that died in Pearl Harbor). “It’s such a little-known part of our American history,” Duffus explains. “Very few people know that we had the potential to lose World War II within our own waters.” When he was creating the documentary 12 years ago, Duffus interviewed 18 people who were alive during the war, all of whom had vivid memories of the various events. “It was a great privilege and a great opportunity,” he shares. “Sadly, many of the people I interviewed have now passed on. Their stories would have been lost.” As varied and amazing as they are tragic and heartrending, the stories came from men who worked

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on oil tankers off the coast and were bombed by the U-boats. Some even recalled seeing the flaming bodies of their co-workers falling from the besieged tankers. He interviewed civilians who lived on the coast at the time, who remember seeing the fires at night, hearing the explosions, and even spotting dead bodies that had been washed ashore. He also shares the amazing story of a 28-year-old pregnant Yugoslavian woman who was on a ship that was passing Cape Hatteras when they were torpedoed. She managed to get into a lifeboat with 20 strangers where she then went into labor. She safely delivered her baby in the graveyard of the Atlantic before they were rescued by a Navy warship. Duffus managed to interview the son, who was born in a lifeboat, in the middle of a German invasion. “It sounds unusual or remarkable or sensational,” he admits. “But it’s not. There were so many incredible stories right off our own coast—and the stories of heroism, courage and valor are almost endless. If they’re forgotten, then the loss of their lives turned out to be worthless. By remembering, we make their sacrifice worth something.” Duffus’ documentary became the basis for his latest book, “War Zone: World War II Off the North Carolina Coast.” Even after he finished the documentary, he continued to compile information. “The 300-page book is probably the most detailed history of the first six months of 1942,” Duffus says. “It’s vitally important for future generations to know this. History does repeat itself. If they don’t know that the enemy came right to our shores because we weren’t paying attention, then we may make the same mistake again.” Duffus’ historical prowess and hunger for understanding goes far beyond “War Zone.” In 2002, he solved the mystery of the missing Cape Hatteras Lighthouse lens—lost for 140 years. After extended research, Duffus discovered the warehouse in which it had been abandoned. “But I didn’t find the lens,” the author insists. “That lens, that story, found me.” Moreso, the story connected with Duffus personally. After its discovery, he learned through additional research that his great-great-grandfather was a part of the Union army unit who first realized the vital piece

of the lighthouse was lost. “And 140 years later, his great-great-grandson was the one who found the missing lens,” Duffus states. “There’s so much more to this world than we could all imagine.” His thirst for information led to copious amounts of inspiration in his work. In 2008, he published “The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate” after years of traveling to England and hunting down letters. His discoveries bring into question many of the traditional, historical accounts of Black Beard’s life, including his motivations as a pirate and his death. Through this research Duffus also discovered that North Carolina had unlawfully dug up a member of Black Beard’s crew. He went to court and, after three years, had the man’s remains reclaimed for his living family members, who were finally able to lay him to rest. “Not too many people can say they had one of Black Beard’s pirates in their car,” Duffus laughs. Duffus’s fascinating tales will be shared at the Federal Point History Center in Carolina Beach on Monday, July 16th, at 7:30 p.m. This program is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a state-wide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Duffus will offer a 55-minute presentation on “War Zone: World War II Off the North Carolina Coast,” which will include several of the interviews he did for the original documentary. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A period. He will also discuss popular, local legends regarding a German U-boat that allegedly shelled the Ethyl-Dow chemical plant at Kure Beach and a German midget submarine that allegedly landed at Carolina Beach before sending German soldiers ashore. “Without giving too much away, I will tell you that I can very definitively state what did or did not happen,” he admits. For more information, visit or Duffus’ own website,

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Cape Fear River Watch offers scholarship essay contest Cape Fear River Watch is offering a Scholarship Essay Contest to promote interest in environmental conservation and sustainability, with particular interest in the Titan Cement issue. This contest was created to engage students pursing college majors in environmental sciences, biology and wildlife and habitat conservation, as well as to give financial aid for tuition for the college-bound student. According to, Titan America is attempting to build one of the largest cement manufacturing and strip mining facilities in the United States along the shores of the Northeast Cape Fear River. If built, this plant would be one of the largest, if not the largest, source of air pollution in the area for the next 50 years. While Titan Cement touts the number of jobs they could bring to the area, the Stop Titan Action Network is concerned about the environmental and public health risks and negative impact on our quality of life. Cape Fear River Watch, a member of the Stop Titan Action Network coalition, has been crucial in the fight against Titan Cement. A non-profit environmental

organization, Cape Fear River Watch has been working to protect and improve the quality of the Cape Fear River since 1993. Through education, advocacy, and action, Cape Fear River Watch aims to preserve and protect the watershed. Committed to education, Cape Fear River Watch created this contest in hopes it would enhance scholarly training in college majors related to the environmental sciences, leading to careers in environmental preservation and public health.

The CFRW Scholarship Essay Contest has a first place prize of $1,000 for use toward higher education costs. The contest is open to all North Carolina high school seniors in public, private, charter, cyber, or home schools. Beginning October 1, 2012, applicants may submit their application form and essay via email to Cape Fear River Watch. Deadline for submissions is 11:59PM Eastern time on January 15, 2013. Students may choose from three essay prompts, including: 1) the identification of wetlands and how the species that live there would be negatively impacted by a cement plant, 2) North Carolina’s environmental regulations, and 3) water quality monitoring to ensure the health of our watersheds. For complete application details, including rules and eligibility, please visit the CFRW website at http://www.capefearriverwatch. com. For scholarship questions, contact Kay Lynn Plummer Hernandez, CFRW Education Specialist, at (910) 762-5606 or If you would like to donate to the fund, contact Stephanie Borrett, CFRW Resource Director at (910) 762-5606 or

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events FIREWORKS BY THE SEA Fireworks by the Sea. Music at 6:30pm; fireworks at 9pm. Free music at the gazebo and on CB Boardwalk: 7/12, Mark Roberts Band; 7/19, L Shape Lot; 7/26, Daniel Parish Band; 8/2, The M-80s; 8/9, Emily Minor; 8/16, Bibis Elllison Band; 8/23, Radio Flyer; 8/31, Eastbound. Free. 910458-8434. AMAZING ANASTASINI CIRCUS The Amazing Anastasini Circus has been performing since 1877 and currently you can see the 6th, 7th and 8th generation of performers. They have performed around the world including Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Disney Land, Busch Garden’s Tampa , Circus Oscar, Madrid and even at the White House. The show also features the famous Anastasini Diablos for which they received a Special Award at the China Festival, Renato’s comedy, aerialist, hula hoops, unicyles and much more. 7/12- 11am, 1pm; 7/13- 11am, 1pm, 7pm; 7/14- 1pm, 4pm, 7pm. Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre; FANBOY COMICS 7/13: Fanboy Comics will host a celebration of the release of Walking Dead issue #100. Special guests will include Walking Dead TV show actress Jane McNeill (Patricia), official AMC Walking Dead poster artist Danny Miller, and local zombie comic artist

ister to win hundreds of dollars in door prizes given tageand andfabulous fabulousvendors vendorsfrom fromaround aroundthe theregion. region. tage away each hour. The first 48 people in line for Antique furniture furniture and and chic chic clothing, clothing, one-of-a-kind one-of-a-kind Antique jewelry,glass, glass,and andtableware, tableware,twice twicethe thefun, fun,includincludthe event will receive a zombie gift bag, which jewelry, ingone oneofofWilmington’s Wilmington’sfabulous fabulousfood foodtrucks trucksfeedfeed-D contains Zombie Blood Energy Drink and Faning Since 1887, the Amazing Anastasini Circus has ingthe thecrowd crowdand andthe theBAC BACcash cashbar barserving servingliquid liquid boys vs. Zombies comic issue #1. Five random ing bags will contain Walking Dead #100 Chromium refreshments. $5; $5; Heather Heather atat heather@brooklynheather@brooklynperformed through eight generations of extraordinary refreshments. variants and other prizes. Thomas Gilbert: talent. Don’t miss the opportunity to see it this week, 452-7828, www. CFCC BOAT SHOW CFCC BOAT SHOW the 12th through the 14th at Greenfield Lake CapeFear FearCommunity CommunityCollege Collegeisiscurrently currentlyseeking seeking Cape theater. There will be comedy, aerialists, hula-hoopers, PASS IT ON CF CONSIGNMENT boatsofofall alltypes typesfor forthe theannual annualCFCC CFCCBoat BoatShow Show boats unicyclists, jugglers, clowns, a magic show, motorcyon7/21. 7/21.College Collegeinvites invitesall allprofessional professionaland andamateur amateur 7/13, 8am: Huge Children’s Consignment Event on July 13-15 at the Schwartz Center, downtown boatbuildersto toshow showoff offtheir theirwork workto tofellow fellowbuilders builders clists and so much more! Tickets are only $7 to $15 boatbuilders Wilmington. Looking to sell used children’s and the general public. Feats. everything from one and the general public. 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The event will also feature a zomvendors fromthe theevent eventbenefit benefitstudent studentscholarships. scholarships.Jason Jason 6pm; 7/15, 10am-6pm. bie/Walking Dead costume contest, zombie talent from Rogersatat(910) (910)362-7403 362-7403or show, zombie games, and drawings to win hundreds Rogers CLASSY-CHASSIS CAR SHOW/FLEA MARKET of dollars in prizes. Schedule: Fri., 7/13: 5-5:30, DOWNTOWNMARKETPLACE MARKETPLACE 7/14, 9am-4pm (3pm awards; rain date, 7/15): Pop- DOWNTOWN Registration for zombie/Walking Dead costume Every Sunday Sunday from from 4-8pm 4-8pm on on the the River River Walk Walk bebelar Grove’s Classy-Chassis Car Show & Country Every contest and zombie talent show; 6pm, Zombie/ tweenMarket Marketand andPrincess Princesswill willbe bevarious variouslocal localartartFlea Market. From 1987, back to the early 1900’s tween Walking Dead costume contest and zombie talent istsexhibiting exhibitingtheir theirarts artsand andcrafts. crafts. Live Livemusic musicwill wil each registered vehicle will be assessed by an inists show begin. There will be a first place prize for each alsobe befeatured. featured.Continues Continuesthrough throughLabor LaborDay. Day. 5 dependent panel of judges for their interior, engine, also competition consisting of a $100 gift certificate to exterior and curb appeal. Dozens of perfectly preFanboy Comics. There will also be awards for secserved antique tractors will be on display in the pasond and third place, as well as honorable mentions; ture. Poplar Grove daily tour highlights the evolution 6:30pm, Brief Q & A with special guests: Walking of 19th century modes of travel; tickets can be purDead TV show actress Jane McNeill (Patricia), ofchased in the manor house. Discounts are offered BUSINESS CLOTHING DRIVE BUSINESS CLOTHING DRIVE ficial Walking Dead poster artist Danny Miller, and for military, seniors and children. Country Flea MarMiller-MotteCollege Collegewill willhave haveaaBusiness BusinessClothing Clothing Miller-Motte local zombie comic artist Brandon Blanks; 7-10pm, ket offers gently used household goods, automobile Drivefor forLINC/LITE LINC/LITEprograms programsthrough throughJuly. July. LINC LINC Drive Signings with special guests listed above. Also regmemorabilia, and handmade crafts. Food booths helpspast pastcriminals criminalsback backinto intosociety societyto tolead leadaacrime crime helps and air-conditioned Cultural Arts Center open. popfreelife., life.,w/help w/helpininjob jobsearch, search,counseling, counseling,housing, housing, free or $25; registutoringand andalso alsofurthering furtheringtheir theireducation. education. LITE LITEisisaa tutoring tration is open until noon on show day. Admission mentoringenrichment enrichmentprogram programfor forAfrican AfricanAmerican American mentoring to the show is free, w/$5 parking. Proceeds from males16-21 16-21that thatisisdesigned designedto toprevent preventdropouts, dropouts, males the parking fee, the ice cream parlor and 50/50 youngfathers, fathers,foster fostercare, care,criminals criminalsor organg gangactivactiv-A young raffle benefit the non-profit plantation.10200 US ists or or kids kids whose whose parents parents are are incarcerated. incarcerated. Drop Drop ists Highway 17, Wilmington. or offany anyprofessional professionaltype typeofofclothing clothing(business (businessbutbut-C off 910-686-9518. tonup, up,collared collaredshirts, shirts,slacks, slacks,ties, ties,dress dressshoes) shoes)inin ton MMC’sCareer CareerServices ServicesResource ResourceCenter Center(located (located FRIENDS OF LELAND LIBRARY MMC’s C theend endofofthe theatrium atriumhallway hallwaynext nextto tothe thelibrary). library). Friends of the Leland Library are holding their Monthatatthe Shannon Carlson: Shannon.Carlson@miller-motte. ly Second Saturday Book Sale on Sat., 7/14, 10-2, Shannon Carlson: Shannon.Carlson@miller-motte. edu.5000 5000Market MarketSt St Magnolia House, 485 Village Rd, adjacent to the edu. library. This month, all books by Stephen King and VOLUNTEERS NEEDED VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Lillian Jackson Braun are priced at 2 for 1. Also speBetty H. H. Cameron Cameron Women’s Women’s && Children’s Children’s Hospital Hospita Betty T cially priced at 2 for 1 are all science fiction, fantasy looking for for volunteers volunteers to to help help atat the the information information isis looking and sports books, including oversized sport books in desk. Volunteers Volunteers atat the the information information desk desk provide provide desk. the Special Collections Room. 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Pre-Wedding Package (engagement photos, engagement outfits and a rehearsal dinner), Wedding Package, (dress, tuxedo, rings, ceremony, reception, catering, all design elements, save the dates, invites, thank-you cards, getaway car, photography and cinematography) and a Post-Wedding Package (ideal bedroom stylized by interior designer and honeymoon package). Open to all future brides and grooms in southeastern NC who complete 30 hours n. of community service. All projects done through d Cape Fear Volunteer Center, www.capefearvolun- DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER d Refurbished Computers for Sale: disAbility Re- source Center has refurbished computers for sale. Our refurbished computer program allows us to help individuals with disabilities with limited income to g afford a computer. A computer costs $65.00 and w includes Windows XP. Gary Perry, dRC IT Specialr ist: 910-815-6618. • The Marvelous Mid-lifers! Do s you know of someone with a disability between the e ages of 40-55 who would like to join a group to meet r new people, develop friendships and learn about a - variety of topics of interest? Maybe the individual e is too young for activities at the Senior Center but o no longer age appropriate for other groups. Group s meets on the last Thursday of each month at 2pm. n • dRC Career Camp for young adults between the ages of 17-30. 7/16-19, 11am-2pm at the dRC office. Free but space is limited. Applications will be accepted & enrolled in the order of receiving com- pleted app. Stevie Toole, Mon/Wed at 815-6618. • - 140-C Cinema Drive 910-815-6618. ll 5K RUN AT THE BELLAMY 7/22, 8am: 5k run at the Bellamy, 8am, 5th Ave and Princess St. 5K and 1 mile fun walk. Race and then come back to the mansion for some breakfast! $25 pre-register, $30 day of 1 Mile/Fun Run: $15 pre-register, $20 day of packet pick-up: Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20. Race begins at Bellamy. g Awards given in ages, teams, individuals. 910-251C 3700 x102. e g, a n s, A - CHORUS LINE p See page 12. CLUE n See page 10. d CITY STAGE ). Shows are at 8pm except Sundays at 3pm. Camere. on Art Museum; $22-$25. or 910-264-2602. 3201 S. 17th St. Upcoming shows: The World Goes ‘Round: July 26-29 and August 3-5 al THEATRENOW n TheatreNOW opens 7/20, as Wilmington’s first dede icated dinner theatre venue. First original production: “Dawson Hill’s Miracle Workers (comedy) Fridays at r 6pm. Theatre guests will witness behind-the-scenes a antics as Dawson Hill’s actors have gone missing, leaving the stage crew to put on the show at the n. last minute. • “Super Saturday Fun Time, Saturdays, 11am.: Interactive kids adventure show with lunch! Join DOCK the dog and his two-legged friends as - they uncover mysteries and discover artifacts based h on local history. • Murder at the Bellamy Mansion, Sat., 6pm: Guests are invited to this year’s Wilmington Historical Attractions and Tours (WHAT) awards banquet at the stately Bellamy Mansion and find that history can be dangerous. Audience chooses a detective to help unwrap the mystery. • Sunday Jazz Gospel Brunch, Sun, 10am-2pm: Local jazz and gospel musicians, Marc Siegel and Friends entertain while families and friends enjoy a traditional Southern brunch buffet. • Movie Night, Sundays at 6:30pm (check website for weekly listings): Big screen movies, w/ kitchen open for some


tasty treats. • Alisa Harris, TheatreNOW owner, welcomes local writers and actors to present a variety of productions that to run on a regular basis throughout the year. Kitchen under direction of Chef Denise Gordon, feat. fresh food options during each of its performances—from threecourse table service to traditional southern buffet to upscale pub fare, guests will be treated to delicious meals tailored to each performance. A full “light-up” bar open. Space available for meeting and special event rentals during nonperformance times. Home to the non-profit organization, Theatre Network of Wilmington, Inc., whose mission includes theatre arts education to school aged children. Tickets: 10th/Dock streets.

turns to star in the production, after having starred as Vicky on the Peabody Award-winning television series Brotherhood as well as the feature films Normal Adolescent Behavior and Missing William. Crist is a Rhode Island Theater Critics Award winner for Best Actress last season for her performance in Master Class. Also features Wilmington actors Joe Gallison, Jamey Graves, Constance Waddell, Lauren Mazzola, Eric Maasch, and Jonathan Barber, who also serves as music director. Directed by Tom Briggs. 910-251-1788.

music/concerts WECT SOUNDS OF SUMMER Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation hosts WECT Sounds of Summer Concerts at Wrightsville Beach Park. Bring picnic, lawn chairs, and blankets for an evening of music and fun! Thursday, 6-8:30pm, through 8/9. 910-256-7925 or

TECHMOJA Techmoja Dance and Theater Co. will be holding auditions for “The Color Purple” on Sat., 7/14, noon-4pm, at the Hannah Block Historic USO 120 S. 2nd St. The production is under the direction and choreography of Kevin Lee-y Green. Arrive 11:30pm (with headshot, if possible) to sign-up and be prepared to sing 16-24 bars (30 secs1 min.) of music appropriate for the style of Start the weekend off on the right foot and enjoy live the show. A piano player will be provided, but music on Friday evening as part of the Kure Beach Concert those auditioning will be allowed to sing a capella. Bring comfortable clothes, if interested Series at the Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area. The conin the dance audition part. (910)-233-7343 or cert takes place at 6:30 p.m. and welcomes the music of


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OUR ONE-NIGHT GUEST keyboardist Jim Nelson and percussionist Lee Venters. Show dates: 7/19-22 and 26-28 with a posThey play classic rock, modern pop and dance music, from sible Wed 7/25 or Sun 7/29 additional show. “Our One Night Guest” is a romantic comedy Adele to Eric Clapton, Maroon 5 to Marvin Gaye, Lady about Jack and Lucille Fisher, a couple who Gaga to Patty Smith. The concert is free, and picnics are has their ups and downs and they’re trying to welcome; however beverages sold onsite only! settle their life down. Right next door is Lucille’s sex-crazed mother Mona and Lucille’s younger deadbeat brother, Brett who both often show up and complicate things. The fun ensues when a mystery guest from Jack’s past shows up with a dimwitted assistant and an “experimental concoction” from work that throws a kink in everyone’s plans. Cape Fear Playhouse. $10 general admission. 910471-5690. TACT HIRING Thalian Association Children’s Theater (TACT) accepting applications for part-time Artistic Director. TACT Director operates our Children’s Theater program, (5 shows yearly) and TACT Academy classes. Send resumes to Managing Director PO Box 1111 Wilmington, NC 28402. Qualifications: BA in theater, 3 years experience teaching performing arts, interpersonal and communication skills, computer and publicity experience. Criminal background check required. Thalian Association is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer. • Thalian Association Children’s Theater seeks instructors for TACT Academy, serving ages six through high school seniors in various disciplines of the performing arts; singing, dance, dialects, acting, etc. Send resumes to Managing Director PO Box 1111 Wilmington, NC 28402.Qualifications: BA in theater or equivalent experience, 3 years experience teaching performing arts, interpersonal skills and a passion for working with children. Criminal background check required. Thalian Association is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer. MASTER CLASS Thalian Association presents the Wilmington premiere of the Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning Best Play Master Class by Terrence McNally, July 20-22, at the new Fine Arts Building at Cape Fear Academy. The Friday performance includes a black tie gala reception following the performance benefiting Thalian Association. The play is inspired by opera legend Maria Callas and the master classes she taught at the Julliard School in the early 1970’s. Gloria Crist, who began her career in Wilmington, re-

CAPE FEAR BLUES FESTIVAL 7/27-29: The centerpiece of our region’s summer music season is a tradition among Blues listeners and musicians, far and wide. Events include the Cape Fear Blues Cruise on the Henrietta III, live Blues shows at local clubs, a Blues workshop, the All-Day Blues Jam, and a Guitar Giveaway. Sponsored by the Cape Fear Blues Society. Information: or 910-350-8822. DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 7/31-8/5: Christie Brinkley stars as Roxie Hart in “Chicago.” Catch her red-handed during a a full week of eight performances. • 8/21: Duran Duran in support of new album, All You Need is Now. • Jethro Tull will perform 9/29, in support of newly-recorded sequel to Jethro Tull’s seminal 1972 album Thick as a Brick, followed by a solo tour that will feature Anderson performing both the original album and its new sequel back-to-back live in their entirety. • 9/19: Soul singer Al Green • 9/27: Fiona Apple extends sold-out spring tour with a stop in Durham! • 10/8-11/18: The Jersey Boys, story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons., 919-680-2787 MUSIC INSTRUCTION Music instruction at Modern Music with Lucian Rowland, who has 20 years experience as a professional recording and performing musician. Private lessons available for guitar, mandolin, banjo, and bass. (910) 508-1111 or rockinrowland@ KURE BEACH CONCERT SERIES Free Summer Concert Series held at the Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area in Kure Beach on the second and fourth Fridays through August. Blankets, chairs and picnics welcome. No pets or beverages allowed; beverages for sale. Concerts 6:30-8:30pm. 7/13: BLP

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(Classic Rock & Dance); 7/27, Beach Billy Brothers (Beach, Classic R & B). 910-458-8434. SEAFOOD BLUES AND JAZZ FESTIVAL 19th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival: 10/13-14, feat. 1995 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Blues Icon, the legendary founding member of the Allman Bros, Gregg Allman , along with 14 other blues and jazz groups on two stages at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area. Allman will tour in support of his seventh solo album, his first in 13 years, Low Country Blues. Tickets: $40/adv for a two-day pass or can be purchased at the door for $50/Saturday (Gregg Allman plays Saturday night) and $15/Sun. Kids 12 and under are free. No coolers or pets; chairs, towels and blankets welcome. 910-458-8434 or

dance WILMINGTON SINGLE’S CLUB No shorts, miniskirts or denim jeans. Admission: DJ dances $8 Members/$10 Guests. Band dances $10 Members/$12. 7/13: DJ Robert Clemmons, Am. Legion Post 10 • 7/20: DJ Buddy Langley, Am. Legion Post 10. Dale Thompson (910)619-1054. AZALEA COAST USA Sat., 7/14, w/Azalea Coast USA Dance chapter at the New Hanover County Sr Resources Ctr, 2222 S. College Rd. Basic level group lesson from 6:457:30pm, no partner is necessary for the lesson. Open dancing to our own custom mix of ballroom and latin music from 7:30-10pm. $8 members, $10 non-members, $5 military w/ID, $3 students w/ID. 910-799-1694. www. 76’ERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB

Modern Western Style Square Dance. Club meets Thurs. nights at 7pm at the Senior Center for a new workshop on square dancing. Info: 270-1639 CAROLINA SHAG CLUB DJs play favorite beach music and shag tunes every Sat, 8pm to close. $4/members; $6/guests. Carolina Shag Club, 103 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, NC 620-4025 SURFER TANGO Salsa on 2 NYC style, Thurs, 8pm, $5/person at Orton’s Pool Hall. Lesson at 7pm; all welcome and no partner needed.

TANGO WILMINGTON Tango classes and social dancing, Fridays, Carolina Lounge of Ramada Inn. 5001 Market Street (between College and Kerr). 7:30-9:30pm. $5 lounge entrance includes beginners’ lesson, 7:30. • Sunday Practicas at 1:30pm at Dodi and Jack’s Casa de Tango, 7/1 and 29.

art/exhibits CALL FOR ARTISTS Friends School of Wilmington will host their 6th annual Lively Arts and Crafts Show, 12/1, with setup 11/30, 5:30-7:30pm, or 31, 7:30am. Tables can be reserved or bring your own! Artists contribute 20% of sales to Friends School. $10 non-refundable app

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CONTRA DANCE Tuesday night dances, 5th Ave United Methodist Church on South 5th Ave at Nun, 7:309:30pm.Social dance for all levels; singles and couples, families, college and high school students and folks of all dancing abilities are invited to come. $4. (910) 538-9711.

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fee. Juried show. Apply: Sharon Ely, Friends School of ILM, 350 Peiffer Ave., 28409. Deadline: 8/31; notice of acceptance, 9/15. SILVER COAST WINERY The Silver Coast Winery Art Gallery is proud to display the works of “The Myxolydian Artist” James Davis. Mr. Davis’s career has covered almost 40 years of dedication and innovation. His works display thousands of shades and the layering of colors. James is the founder of the Myxolydain School of Modern American Painting, which originated as a term for the primary Jazz scale. On display until 9/10. Public is invited. or 910-287-2800. OUTSIDE See p[age 14. ART IN THE ARBORETUM Seeking artists for Art in the Arboretum 2012, an annual outdoor showcase for a wide range of garden friendly media categories;10/6, 10am-4pm, and 10/7, noon-4pm, at the Arboretum, 6206 Oleander Dr. Two new divisions: nature inspired jewelry and metal smiths. Other two- and three-dimensional categories include glass, textiles, metal, stepping stones, wood, painting and photography. Open to both emerging and professional artists age 18 and older, with all work accepted through a juried process. Plein Air artist demonstrations. New this year are a special art show and sale sponsored by the Ability Garden and a children’s art activity area managed by the Children’s Museum. Proceeds from the annual event help support the Arboretum’s wide range of educational and public service programs. Registration open: Gary Levesque, 910-798-7670, MYTHOS Show features works from nearly 20 different local and regional artists who have created their own interpretations based on mythological stories. Works on display range from representations of classic mythologies in Greek and Roman contexts, to more

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PROJEKTE Through 7/31: Urban Transformation, feat. artist’s work that depicts modifications made to urban spaces which through their physical changes speak of history and activity. Featuring various mediums and work by local architect Toby Keeton who will be displaying his design, “Span the Strip,” which explores the reuse of aging strip malls. Proposal explores the question: What if we re-purposed these facilities as nodes of pedestrian connection for formerly separated neighborhoods? • 7/14: “The Art & Soul Poetry Project part V (The Final Chapter) Poetry Slam and live art, 9pm • 7/21: “The Crafty Cabaret Trunk Show,” featuring Goddesswear by Monika Winters Sanchez, Sankofa Design-Jewelry by Starr Porter and local handmade Wilmington designers, 7pm • 7/27, Fourth Friday Gallery Walk, 7-10pm. Free wine tasting andhors d’oeuvres. • Weekly events: Mon., open mic; Tues, Projektion Theater Film Series, feat. subversive and foreign films and documentaries, 8-10pm; Thurs., “Just A Taste,” free weekly wne tasting and live music; 1st & 3rd Fri., Kersten Capra 9:30pm; 2nd & 4th Fri., Brazilian Bossa Nova with Rafael Name & guests, 9pm-12pm. 523 South 3rd St. 910-5088982.

GARY SHELL PHOTO CONTEST The Wilmington and New Hanover County Greenway would like to invite you to participate in this photography contest to raise awareness and usage of the Cross-City Trail. Open to adults and kids. Groups and categories: Adults (16 and older)— “Community on the Greenway,” families, community events or general group activities on the greenway; “In Motion on the Greenway,” biking, running, kayaking, or any activity being shot in motion on the greenway; “Nature/Wildlife on the Greenway,” any trees, animals or creepy crawlies on the greenway; Young Adult/Kid (15 and younger)—“Fun on the greenway,” anything that people are having a good time with on the greenway; “Black and White on the greenway,” classic spin on the Wilmington Greenway; “Nature/Wildlife on Greenway,” trees, animals, creepy crawlies on greenway.

BIG PRINT BLOCK PARTY EXHIBITION Big Print Block Party Exhibition. Giant Woodcuts Printed with a Steamroller. CFCC Hanover Gallery, 3rd and Hanover Street. Through 7/22, 4th Friday More info at

FOURTH FRIDAY GALLERY NIGHT Fourth Friday Gallery Nights 2012 are free monthly events where local galleries, studios and art spaces open their doors to the public in an after-hours celebration of art and culture. Self-guided tours feature exhibitions of various artistic genres, as well as opening receptions, artist discussions, demonstrations, live music, wine, food and other traditional and nontraditional art-related activities. Dates: 7/27.

K-12 DISPOSABLE CAMERA PHOTOS Ordinary Magic: Disposable Camera Photographs by New Hanover CountyK-12 students will be on view at the Art Gallery at the Cultural ArtsBuilding, UNCW, through 8/31. In the spring of 2012, one hundred disposable cameras were distributed to public and private schools throughout New Hanover County. The resulting 2,700 photographs by K-12 students comprise Ordinary Magic consisting of one print from each school and a slide show of all the photographs taken throughout the project. Gallery will be open Monday through Thursday from noon until 4 p.m. during the summer.

t RYAN LEWIS , Art Soup, a local nonprofit arts organization, and Bottega Gallery present “Melodic Owl Dreams: a y presentation of abstract paintings, featuring work by Wilmington artist Ryan Lewis.” On display through July 2012. Utilizing thick, bright, chaotic brushstrokes alongside three-dimensional form, Lewis’ s recent series of paintings showcase an interpreta- tion of sound and emotion illustrated on canvas with f paints, inks, cassette tapes, reel to reel tape and d more. Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St. 910- 763-3737 s CALLING ALL ARTISTS e Come exhibit/sale your art at the Recovery Month s Celebration on Sunday, 9/23, 1-4pm at Empie Park, y Wilmington, NC. $15 donation suggested. Liz Pina: & 910-202-0840 or : ARTFUL LIVING GROUP - Artful Living Group located at 112 Cape Fear Blvd., a 910-458-7822. July: e Gabriel Lehman’s whimsical paintings.Gabriel’s rey nowned “Tim Burton meets Alice in Wonderland” s style continues to evolve with new charters that , stir emotions for seizing the day and looking for the d brighter side of life. Join the fun and meet this young, , break-through artist. Lehman guides us through his e beautiful world of balloons, teapots, windows and d doors leading to a brighter day. e BOTTEGA EVENTS - Now showing Ryan Lewis’ Melodic Owl Dreams through July. • Tues (4pm-midnight): Starving artist night and open paint. • Wed (4pm-mid.): Wine tastings, 7pm. • 208 N. Front St. 910-763-3737.

s e . — - MYTH VS REALITY OF PIRATE LIFE - How do Hollywood pirates match up to the real pi, rates of the past? Find out in “Myth vs. the Reality e of Pirate Life” offered by the NC Maritime Museum ” at Southport on Tues, 7/17. Free program, featur- ing author and historian Jack Fryar, 7pm. Southport n Community Building, 223 East Bay St. Light refresha ments served. Space limited and registration is rece ommended. (910)457-0003. www.ncmaritimemusen


, CAPE FEAR MUSEUM EXHIBITS: Through 7/15: Cape Fear Treasures: “Shoes” takes a glimpse into a selection of foots wear from Cape Fear Museum’s permanent collec, tion. 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries featuring spectay tor oxford pumps, lace-up boots, satin slippers, Air Jordans and more! • Shopping Around Wilmington: In an era before mega-malls, online ordering and big-box stores, shopping in Wilmington centered y around downtown. Museum will explore ways in s which increasing suburbanization changed people’s - retail experiences. • Toys and Games (through 9/9): e View historical images of people at play and toys and s games from our collection, and play with a variety of - interactives. Adults and children alike enjoy viewing l toys from the past, and you can enjoy playing to. gether as a family. EVENTS: Volunteer Open House held first Wed. of mo. Opportunities are available in museum store, working with the historic collection, s and as an education docent. • New Hanover County n Resident’s Day: Residents admitted free first Sun. , ea. mo. • Play! 7/14, 21, 1-4pm. Free/members, e or w/admission. Play the oldest known game and o compete in Museum Bingo; compare modern and r historic toys.Create your own toys and games to 2 take home. • Cape Fear Skies: A realistic plane etarium experience the third Sunday of each month. e Schedule: Summer Constellations, 7/14, 1:30, 2:30 y & 3:30pm. Free/members, or w/admission. Investin gate and learn how to locate “seasonal pictures” in the night sky. • Night at the Museum, 7/28, 6-10pm.

$3 for members; $6 for non-members. Meet nocturnal animals; examine the night sky. Be amazed as you encounter the sights and sounds of our nighttime world! Sponsored by Time Warner Cable Connect A Million Minds. • Cape Fear Museum Summer Shorts are hands-on adventures for groups of 10 or more children and their adult chaperones. “Shorts” are a great option for daycare centers, year-round schools, home-school groups, as well as camps that are looking to supplement their activities with an educational component. Programs are 60-minutes in length and appropriate for children ages 5–14. $6 per child. Themes: Cape Fear Indians, Bugs! , Star Quest an dToys and Games. Hours: 9am5pm through Labor Day, Tues-Sat; 1-5pm, Sun. $7 for adults; $6 for students with valid ID and senior citizens; $6 special military rate with valid military ID; $4 for children 3-17; and free for children under 3. Museum members admitted free. 814 Market St. 910-798-4367. BATTLESHIP NC 7/14: Battleship 101, 2nd Saturdays Programs, 10am-4pm. Visitors engage with ship volunteers stationed throughout the ship as they create dialogue on specific subjects relative to daily shipboard life including gunnery, radar, sickbay, galley and engineering areas. A unique opportunity to talk one on one of what life was like aboard a WWII Battleship in the time of combat. Free with paid admission. • 7/14, 10am-4pm: The Legacy Series: Under the Sea with Submarine USS NC 2nd Saturdays Programs. Go Under the Sea with Submarine USS NC and discover life aboard U.S. Navy submarines. Area submarine veterans will bring “show and tell items” and video to engage visitors about different eras of submarine development, technologies, equipment, mission, and daily life aboard these undersea warriors. The next Legacy Series: Blue and Gray NC, Saturday, 8/1, will focus on the two NC which served in the Civil War, the ship-of-the-line for the Union and the ironclad for the Confederacy. All are free with paid admission. Located at the junction of Highways 17/74/76/421 on the Cape Fear River. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Summer camps: Superheroes, 7/23-27; 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 8/6-10. Pre-register! • 8/10-11: Mud Day: Explore Magic Mud, a substance with properties of both a solid and a liquid at the same time, make mud pies, try a mud mask, create a traditional Mud Cloth painting, and cover yourself in lots and lots of mud! Wear bathing suit or old clothes and bring a towel and a change of clothes! • Mon, Little Sprouts Storytime, 10am, and Go Green Engineer Team, 3:30pm. • Tues., Leading to Reading Literacy Class , 9am, and Kids Cooking Club, 3:30pm • Wed., Preschool Science, 10am; Discover Science, 3:30pm; and Mini Math, 4pm. • Thurs. StoryCOOKS, 10am; and StART with a Story, 3:30pm • Fri., Toddler Time, 10am; and Adventures

EXHIBITS: Out of Fashion, Hughes Wing, through 8/19; In 1815, when the first cotton mill was established in Lincoln County, NC, it stood as one of the physical and symbolic cornerstones of an industry that would come to define the economic and cultural being of NC. Following the offshore exodus of the 1990s, today NC is rebuilding through hybrid development, with one of the fastest growing markets NC AQUARIUM in the state being the export of intermediate/unfinExotic Aquatics Gallery has added white-spotted jelished goods that overseas firms turn into finished lyfish (Phyllorhiza punctata) to its collection.The Exproducts. These materials are in a raw, in-between otic Aquatics Gallery traditionally features non-native state—their promise yet to be realized—much like marine species. Guests can learn more about the the textile industry of the 21st century, and our life cycle of a jellyfish while viewing these beautiful current understanding of it. • Julie VonDerVellen, animals. Educates the public on the importance of Hughes Wing, through 8/19; Represents the first well-balanced ecosystems. • Events: Aquarist Apmuseum exhibition featuring work by this emerging prentice, Behind the Scenes Tour, Breakfast with the artist, Julie VonDerVellen, a recent MFA graduate Fishes, Mommy and Me, Canoeing the Salt Marsh, from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. A Surf Fishing Workshop. Pre-reg. classes. 910-458close inspection of these seemingly pedestrian gar8257; 900 Logments of everyday wear reveal highly crafted, intrigerhead Rd, Kure Beach. cate constructions made entirely of handmade paCAMERON ART MUSEUM per derived from recycled cotton clothing. Garments evoke memories; memories evoke garments. • Elliot Dangerfield: Art and Life in NC. Dangerfield will have over 60 paintings and drawings from private and museum collections, influenced by This Saturday on July 14th, Battleship NC will participate Impressionist and Symbolist artists, his work is in the state’s second Saturday program, featuring “Battle- ethereal. Hangs in Brown Wing through 8/19. • Exhibition tours every Wed. at 12:30pm Sun. ship 101.” Visitors will be able to understand what daily at 2:30pm. Tours led by staff and docents. life aboard the ship was like during WWII. They’ll tour Museum adm. • Libby O’Bryan, “Sewed In,” 7/13, 7:15-8pm, Hughes Wing. CAM Memthrough the sickbay, galley and engineering areas, as well as the gunnery and radar. They’ll also be able to talk bers and Students: $5.00, Dr. Sketchy’s and Sewed In: $8; nonmembers, $10. Artist Libby with folks one-on-one about the experience. The program O’Bryan performs “Sewed In” in conjunction is free with admission and lasts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with CAM’s current exhibition Out of Fashion. Her work is informed by a career in apparel Also taking place as part of the program is “The Legacy production; • Wicked & The CAM Present Series Under the Sea with the Submarine USS NC.” Clair et Fonce’ a Dr. Sketchy’s Event, 7/13, in Art, 3:30pm • Sat, Discovery Fitness, 4pm; Sun., Acting Club 2pm. • Drop off gently used books at our Museum to be used for a good cause. Ooksbay Books uses book collection locations to help promote literacy, find a good use for used books, and benefit nonprofits.

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8-10pm, $5-$8. Dr. Sketchy’s and “Sewed In” performance art with Libby O’Bryan, ages 18 and up. 2012’s final Dr. Sketchy’s participatory event Clair et Fonce’, roughly translated to Light and Dark. For Dr. Sketchy’s a few beautiful women clothed in tulle will position themselves within strategic lighting for your drawing and photographic pleasure! Bring dry media tools for sketching, easels and anything that will make your sketching environment comfort-

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able for you; photographers welcome! Ambient and original music will be provided by Mr. Monday of Carphax Files fame. Prizes and gifts! or wilmington. • 7/21: Civil War Activities, 1st North Carolina Company E, 10am-2pm. Open to public. The unit will provide monthly civil war activities on the museum’s grounds, so come and watch drills, rifle firings and more. Engage with the reenactors about their passion for providing living history and explore the historic Civil War site where the Battle of Forks Road took place. The museum’s site is where Major General Robert F. Hoke made his last stand against Union soldiers comprised primarily of U.S. Colored Troops in the final fight for Wilmington on 2/20/1865. • 7/21, noon-3pm: Kids at CAM, $3/ child, non-members, $5/child; adults free. Guest dancers from the Wilmington School of Ballet will perform a piece inspired by our exhibitions. They will also lead fun dance-themed activities for all to enjoy! • CLASSES: Life Drawing every Tues., 6-9pm. Group meets in Reception Hall. Participants provide own dry drawing materials and watercolors. $70/6wks. • Museum School summer master classes for middle and high-school students; and summer adult art classes, one-to-two-day workshops to sixweek classes. php or call 910-395-5999 (ext. 1008 or 1024).• Tai Chi and Yoga! Beginners are always welcome. Corner of South 17th St. and Independence Blvd. TuesSun,11am-5pm; Thurs: 11am-9pm. Museum members free, $8 non-members, $5 students with valid ID, $3 children age 2 -12. www.cameronartmuseum. com or 910-395-5999. WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH MUSEUM The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, housed in the turn of the century Myers Cottage, exists to preserve and to share the history of Wrightsville Beach. Visitors to the cottage will find a scale model of Wrightsville Beach circa 1910, exhibits featuring the early days of the beach including Lumina Pavilion, our hurricane history and information about the interaction between the people and our natural environment which have shaped the 100 year history of Wrightsville Beach. 256-2569. 303 West Salisbury St. WILMINGTON RAILROAD MUSEUM Explore railroad history and heritage, especially of the Atlantic Coast Line, headquartered in Wilmington for

CAPE FEAR SERPENTARIUM Cool down in front of “Anaconda Splash” exhibit in the indoor tropical jungle. See, photograph and even touch rare animals assembled from all over the planet in beautiful simulations of their natural environments. Meet colorful jungle birds, crocodiles, king cobras, black mambas and many more. Open from 11am-5pm, Sat. from 11am-6pm. 20 Orange Street at Front Street on historic downtown riverwalk. (910) 762-1669 or BELLAMY MANSION One of NC’s most spectacular examples of antebellum architecture, built on the eve of the Civil War by free and enslaved black artisans, for John Dillard Bellamy (1817-1896) physician, planter and business leader; and his wife, Eliza McIlhenny Harriss (1821-1907) and their nine children. After the fall of Fort Fisher in 1865, Federal troops commandeered the house as their headquarters during the occupation of Wilmington. Now a museum, itfocuses on history and the design arts and offers tours, changing exhibitions and an informative look at historic preservation in action. • Jazz at the Mansion: 7/13, $30 until 8/15; $35 thereafter. 910-251-3700. www. 503 Market St BURGWIN WRIGHT HOUSE 18th century Burgwin-Wright House Museum in the heart of Wilmington’s Historic District, is the oldest museum house in NC, restored with 18th and 19th century decor and gardens. Colonial life is experienced through historical interpretations in kitchenbuilding and courtyard. 3rd and Market St. Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. Last tour, 3pm. Admission rqd. (910) 762-0570.

sports/recreation WILMINGTON WATER TOURS Eagle’s Island Cruises 50 minute cruises on the hour at 1, 2 & 3pm daily Tues-Sat See the beauty of the Cape Fear River, and enjoy snacks and drinks for sale onboard. • Saturday’s Sunset Dinner Cruise w/ buffet by Front Street Brewery. Captain will be share light stories of the Wilmington area, but mostly you will be enjoying the evening with some relaxing music and a calming float down the river. • Acoustic Spotlight on the River, feat. live music during a Cape Fear River cruide, w/cash bar and light snacks. 7/12 Dave Meyer; 7/13 Rob Bocchino and Meredith; 7/19 Susan Savia; 7/20 Mark Daffer; 7/26 Brent Stimmel; 7/27 Clay Crotts • Starlight Cruises Great way to cool down and end and evening or hit up the full bar on board and get ready for a night on the town. See the unique lights of Wilmington after dark from the river. It is a truly beautiful sight. Wilmington Water Tours, 212 S. Water Street, Wilmington. Reservations: 910-338-3134;Wilmington Water Tours,

DRAGONFLIES AND BUTTERFLIES 7/26, 9am-4pm: Dragonflies & ButterfliesWorkshop. $5. Instructors: Andy Fairbanks, park manager at Halyburton Park. Matt Collogan, environmental education manager at Airlie Gardens. Participants will learn about the life cycles, behaviors and ecological significance of these amazing insects. Areas of discovery include investigation of larval host plants, aquatic dip netting, aerial insect netting and hiking different natural areas in Wilmington. New Hanover County, Airlie Gardens. Matt Collogan, 910-7987707 ( City of Wilmington,

Halyburton Park, Andy Fairbanks, 910-341-0076 ( ADVENTURE KAYAK COMPANY The Adventure Kayak Company in cooperation with the NC Maritime Museum at Southport are please to announce the 2012 Historical Southport Bicycle tours. Sat.,7/28, 8/18, 9/1. Bring your own bicycle and helmet and join the fun tour fee $15 or $20 tour fee including use of a bicycle and helmet. Limited number of bicycles available for rent. Meet at 8am at Adventure Kayak Company, 807 Howe St. in Southport. Pre-reg/prepay rqd. 910-454-0607. WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH PARKS/REC Tennis lessons for youth & adults, tennis ladder, cape fear cotillion, performance club, bridge workshops, line dancing, shag lessons, youth art & jewelry camp, youth tennis camp, youth lacrosse camp, youth soccer camp, adult basketball league, kayaking & SUP workshop, NC Coastal Shorebird workshop, yoga, pilates, boot camp, tone & stretch, and low impact aerobic classes. 910-256-7925 or ALLIGATOR ALLEY TOURS Cape Fear River Adventures with Captain Charles Robbins feat. tour of Cape Fear, departing from the downtown dock and headed through the gorgeous waters of the old Wilmington rice plantaions toward Alligator Alley. See nature, learn a little history and hopefully spot an alligator or two. Cape Fear Riverwalk between Orange and Ann Streets, 10amsunset. RSVP: 910-620-0296. Also Children’s Fishing, Sunset Cruises, GeoCaching and Three Sisters Swamp Cypress Tree day trips. ALLIGATOR PROGRAM 7/11, 6:30-7:30pm: Learn about the biology and habits of alligators and take a look at a live alligator

during NC Aquarium presentation. $5; pre-reg rqd. • Night Hike, 7/16, 9-10pm; $5 • Bats, Wed., 8/1, 8:30-9:30pm, $5. Halyburton Park, 4099 S. 17th St. 910-341-0075.

to experience open areas, forested settings, a salt marsh ecosystem and a freshwater pond within a few steps. Airlie’s vast wildlife includes more than 173 species of birds as well as many populations of reptiles, insects, fish, shellfish and mammals.Focus on sustainable living practices; to learn from nature. 9 am until 12 pm.

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WB MUSEUM CAMPS British Soccer Camp, Hammerheads Soccer Camp, Lacross Camp, QuickStart Tennis, Performance Club, Art and Jewelry and more! (910) 256-7925 is required. CF MUSEUM CAMPS Camps are geared towards children 5-14 and teach kids history and science of the Lower Cape Fear region, and takes place 9am-noon daily. Cape Fear Wild teaches children ages 9-10 how to be conscientious conservationists through the discovery of the region’s plants and animals, and ponder connections between humans and the environment. • In Museumology*, campers ages 11-14 design their own exhibit for Cape Fear Museum by selecting artifacts and telling their stories. • In Dinos & More, for ages 5-6, children discover the answers to everything they ever wanted to know about dinosaurs. Weekly camp: $70-$90. *Museumology is $90 for Museum members and $110 for non-members.

HALYBURTON PARK CAMPS Halyburton Park offers a variety of summer camps for kids ages 5-13. Early drop-off, 7:30 available w/ add. $30 fee. Eco Camp, ages 10-13, 7/25-29, 8am5pm. Discover seashells of the coast, go hiking and canoeing, take a fossil hunt, crab and seine to discover marine life. On Friday we’ll travel to Raleigh and visit the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences and watch an IMAX movie. $225 • Adventure Camp, ages 10-13, 7/30-8/3, 8am-5pm. Activities include kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking and fossil collecting. Lunch not included. Reg by 7/16. $275.


AIRLIE SUMMER CAMP Airlie Gardens ushers flocks of school-aged children into its 67-acre classroom for a “Wild Adventures!” summer camp, 7/9 – 13 and 7/16 - 20. allows young naturalists to explore and discover the vast varieties of wildlife, plants and other local organisms that use the Garden property as habitat. Students are able

CFFA SUMMER CAMPS The Cape Fear Fencing Association still has space open for its 2012 Summer Camps program, offering beginner camps for youth who have never fenced, and advanced camps in all three weapons. Each camp is one week long and runs from 9-5. Camps start the week of July 16th andrun through the middle of August. Additional information: www. COASTAL ATHLETICS CAMP Coastal Athletics summer camps: 7/16-20 Baseball, Ages 9-12; 7/16-20 Lacrosse, Ages 9-12; 7/23-27 Baseball, Ages 6-9; 7/23-27 Softball, Ages 6-9; 7/30- 8/3 Baseball, Ages 9-12; 7/30-8/3 Soccer, Ages 9-12; 8/6-10 Baseball, Ages 13-18, 8amnoon. Session 1 (Daily Event), 12:30pm-4:30pm

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910-338-3134. PILATES CERTIFICATION In Balance Pilates Studio: 50-hr. classical Pilates mat certification program teaches the traditional Pilates method up to an intermediate as well as teaching techniques, basic anatomy, advancements, modifications and fundamentals to enhance your teaching abilities. The two weekend design gives the student the opportunity to better retain the information learned, and this program will be geared toward teaching groups. Beginner Mat Training. Weekend II: 7/19-20 (Thursday/Friday) Intermediate Mat Training • Practice Teaching10 Hours: the student teaches 10-1 hour classes. Practice teaching can be done by teaching a friend a private mat class, by teaching a small group in your home or teaching a scheduled class at a studio or gym and all 10 hours are to be done between weekends I and II. This requirement is essential to getting the most out of the program as weekend II will include time dedicated to discussing these practice teaching experiences. $500 due or two payments of $275 on each weekend. Required texts: “The Pilates Method of Physical and Mental Conditioning” by Philip Friedman and Gail Eisen and “A Pilates’ Primer: The Millennium Edition” by Joseph Pilates. Carrie Pages: 910-228-9112.

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BEGINNER SKATEBOARD CLINICS 7/21, 8/4, 8/18, 10:30am-noon: Beginner Skateboard Clinics. The Greenfield Grind Skatepark is offering beginner clinics for youth ages 7-12. Class will be split into small groups to facilitate personalized instruction. Each clinic will be taught by Skatepark staff. Greenfield Grind Skatepark, Greenfield Lake (behind 302 Willard St.) $15/participant includes a pass to skate free for that day plus 2 free day passes. Skater will become familiar with his/her equipment. Identify potential safety hazards. Begin to understand the “setup” of a skatepark. Establish and begin to develop fundamental skateboarding skills. Helmet and pads requred. Pre-reg: 362-8222 HAPPY LITTLE SINGERS Sing, dance and play rhythm instruments with your little one! Early Childhood Music and Movement for 6 months to 5 years. Tuesday 9:30 a.m. at Downtown Community Arts Center, Drop ins welcome. $10 per family. 910-777-8889 CAMP THRIVE Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons Center, Inc. feat. a free summer retreat for females, ages 13-19, who have experience sexual abuse/assault. Experience assists in healing and growing through

interactive discussion and activities, in safe, nurturing environement, co-led by RCC Advocates and licensed clinical social worker. Topics: body image, self-discovery, and individuality, coping/communication skills, building dreams and goals and relationships for the future. RSVP by 7/13: Jessica Green, 910-392-7460.

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WB REC CAMPS Performance Club: Summer 2012 brings four creative performing arts sessions led by local Performance Club director, LJ Woodard. Mon-Fri, 1-4pm; fee, Wrightsville Beach residents $130/Non-residents $160. Grand Slam Performance Camp!, 7/308/3 (Ages 4*-8 yrs), It’s Showtime!, 8/6-10 (Ages 9-14), Camp Wilmywood! (*4-year-olds entering Kindergarten in the fall are eligible!) • The Wilmington Hammerheads will lead one, 4-day camp, Mon-Fri, 8/6-9, WB Park, 9am-noon, for ages 5-12. Fee includes a Hammerheads T-shirt, a soccer ball, a ticket to the next Hammerheads home game, skills competition, & professional coaching. • For ages 7 and up, students will explore basic painting techniques and bead crafting in addition to basic composition, design, and color concepts. Jewelry Camp, for ages 11 and up, teaches basic techniques of jewelry making including wire bending, wrapping, crimping, and stringing. Students will learn basic glass fusing techniques in the construction of several glass pieces for their jewelry. Art:7/23 – 27, 9am-noon. Jewelry: 7/30-8/3, 9am-noon. Fran Russ Rec Center located in Wrightsville Beach Park. All supplies and a daily snack are included in the fee. (910) 256-7925 or Pre-reg rqd.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM Summer Reading Club registration open at all New Hanover County Public Library branches as well as online at Preschoolers (ages 0-5): and School Age Kids (ages 5-12): Dream Big: READ! • Tweens and Teens (grades 6-12): Own the Night: Read •Adults: Read. Relax. Repeat. Summer Readers set their own goals and pick their own books. Participants can keep a log of what they read and how much time they spend reading on the Library’s Summer Reading Club page. 910-798-6303.

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lectures/readings WAR ZONE: WORLD WAR II 7/16, 7:30pm: Author Kevin Duffes will talk about his newest book, “War Zone: World War II,” off the Coast of North Carolina, a history of U-Boat attacks some of which, in fact, could be seen from

WOUNDS, FEVERS AND DISEASES 7/14: Ever wonder how so many people could suffer—and perish—during the Civil War? Fort Fisher State Historic Site presents “Wounds, Fevers and Diseases: Healthcare in the Cape Fear during the Civil War.” Part of the state’s 2nd Saturdays programs which combine arts, history, culture, and affordability (free, though donations are appreciated). Period medical equipment will be on display and discussions will include fatal battlefield injuries, the 1862 Wilmington Yellow Fever epidemic, devastating infections and disease, and the limited medical care available to 19th century soldiers, sailors, and civilians. The fort’s big gun, the 32-lb rifled and banded cannon, will be fired throughout the day and costumed tours of the remaining earthworks will be given at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd S. (910) 458-5538. REGIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH SCHOOL 62nd annual Wilmington Regional Safety and Health School takes place 7/25-27, at Best Western Coastline Inn in downtown Wilmington. Great opportunity for employers and employees in many industries to learn about safety and health in the workplace. Attendees will receive10 hours of MESH credit. Mini social on Wednesday night, a Moonlight Shrimp A Roo Cruise on Thursday, and more speakers on Friday. Guest speakers include NC Department of Labor Commissioner, Cherie K.

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our beaches. Did the Germans shell the Ethel-Dow plant at Kure Beach? This program is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a state-wide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment of the Humanities. Rebecca Taylor, fphps@yahoo.comFree and open to public. Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd.


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clubs/notices CAPE FEAR PARROT CLUB Cape Fear Parrot Club meets monthly. Schedule: 7/21: Household dangers and toxins, short video and social time. • 8/18, Toy making. Ces Erdman: 910-386-6507 or HUMANISTS AND FREETHINKERS 7/25, 6pm: Jerry DeWitt presents “Recovering From Religion” at Bridge Center, 127-40 S. College Rd. Jerry DeWitt became a non-believer after more than 25 years of Pentecostal ministry in his home state of Louisiana. His ministry experience began at the early age of seventeen and included evangelizing across the United States. He was the assistant pastor of two United Pentecostal churches, as well as one Apostolic church. During his dilemma with doubt Jerry ultimately held the senior pastorate of two very unique congregations, one a charismatic dominionist and the other non-denominational fundamentalist. Jerry also holds the distinction of being the first graduate of The Clergy Project, a private, invitationonly “safe house” community of current and former ministers who no longer hold the supernatural beliefs of their religious traditions. The Clergy Project was started by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and former minister and author Dan Barker. Program ends with a potluck buffet. Please bring a dish to share.RSVP:

ARIES (21 Mar. – 20 April) During an author tour a few years ago, I was a guest on San Francisco radio station KFOG. For a while, the host interviewed me about my book and astrology column. Then we moved into a less formal mode, bantering about psychic powers, lucid dreams and reincarnation. Out of nowhere, the host asked me: “So who was I in my past life?” Although I’m not in the habit of reading people’s previous incarnations, I suddenly and inexplicably had the sense that I knew exactly who he had been: Savonarola, a controversial 15th-century Italian friar. I suspect you may soon have comparable experiences, Aries. Don’t be surprised if you are able to glean new revelations about the past and come to fresh insights about how history has unfolded. TAURUS (21 April – 20 May) Tease and tempt and tantalize, Taurus. Be pithy and catchy and provocative. Don’t go on too long. Leave ‘em hanging for more. Wink for dramatic effect. Perfect your most enigmatic smile. Drop hints and cherish riddles. Believe in the power of telepathy. Add a new twist or two to your body language. Be sexy in the subtlest ways you can imagine. Pose questions that no one has been brave or smart enough to ask. Hang out in thresholds, crossroads, and any other place where the action is entertaining. GEMINI (21 May – 20 June) American political leaders who have never been soldiers tend to be more gung-ho about sending U.S. fighting forces into action than leaders who have actually served in the military. So said former Marine captain Matt Pottinger in I recommend you avoid and prevent comparable situations in your own life during the coming weeks, Gemini. Don’t put yourself under the influence of decision-makers who have no direct experience of the issues that are important to you. The same standard should apply to you, too. Be humble about pressing forward if you’re armed with no more than a theoretical understanding of things. As much as possible, make your choices and wield your clout based on what you know firsthand.

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CANCER (21 June – 21 July) Let’s hypothesize that there are two different kinds of freedom possible for you to pursue. One is simplistic and sterile, while the other is colorful and fertile. The first is characterized by absence or emptiness, and the second is full of rich information and stimulating experiences. Is there any doubt about which is preferable? I know that the simplistic, sterile freedom might be easier and faster to attain, but its value would be limited and short-lived, I’m afraid. In the long run, the tougher liberation will be more rewarding.

LEO (22 July – 22 Aug.) Some people believe a giant sea serpent lives in a Scottish lake; they call it the Loch Ness Monster or Nessie for short. The evidence is anecdotal and skimpy. If the creature actually lurks in the murky depths, it has never hurt any human being, so it can’t be considered dangerous. On the other hand, Nessie has long been a boon to tourism in the area. The natives are happy that the tales of its existence are so lively. I’d like to propose using the Loch Ness monster as a template for how to deal with one of your scary delusions. Use your rational mind to exorcise any anxiety you might still be harboring, and figure out a way to take advantage of the legendary story you created about it. VIRGO (23 Aug. – 22 Sept.) “The soul should always stand ajar,” said 19-century Emily Dickinson in one of her poems. “That if the heaven inquire/He will not be obliged to wait/ Or shy of troubling her.” Modern translation: You should keep your deep psyche in a constant state of readiness for the possible influx of divine inspiration or unexpected blessings. That way you’re likely to recognize the call when it comes, and respond with the alacrity necessary to get the full benefit of its offerings. This is always a sound principle to live by, but it will be an especially valuable strategy in the coming weeks. Right now, imagine what it feels like when your soul is properly ajar. LIBRA (23 Sept. – 23 Oct.) Some people wonder if I’m more like a cheerleader than an objective reporter. They think that maybe I minimize the pain and exaggerate the gain that lie ahead. I understand why they might pose that question. Because all of us are constantly besieged with a disproportionate glut of discouraging news, I see it as my duty to provide a counterbalance. My optimism is medicine to protect you from the distortions that the conventional wisdom propagates. Having said that, I’d like you to know that I’m not counterbalancing at all when I give you this news: You’re close to grabbing a strategic advantage over a frustration that has hindered you for a long time. SCORPIO (23 Oct. – 21 Nov.) “Life always gives us exactly the teacher we need at every moment,” Zen teacher Charlotte Joko Beck said. “This includes every mosquito, every misfortune, every red light, every traffic jam, every obnoxious supervisor (or employee), every illness, every loss, every moment of joy or depression, every addiction, every piece of garbage, every breath.” While I appreciate Beck’s advice, I’m perplexed why she put such a heavy emphasis on lessons that arise

from difficult events. In the weeks ahead, you’ll be proof that this is shortsighted. Your teachers are likely to be expansive, benevolent and generous. SAGITTARIUS (22 Nov. – 21 Dec.) A lathe is a machine that grips a chunk of metal, wood, or clay and rotates it so that someone wielding a tool can form the chunk into a desired shape. From a metaphorical point of view, I visualize you as being held by a cosmic lathe right now. God or fate or whatever you’d prefer to call it is chiseling away the non-essential stuff so as to sculpt a more beautiful and useful version of you. Although the process may be somewhat painful, I think you’ll be happy with the result. CAPRICORN (22 Dec. – 20 Jan.) I’m hoping you will take maximum advantage of the big opportunity that’s ahead for you, Capricorn: an enhancement of your senses. That’s right. For the foreseeable future, you not only have the potential to experience extra vivid and memorable perceptions. You could also wangle an upgrade in the acuity and profundity of your senses, so that your sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch will forevermore gather in richer data. For best results, set aside what you believe about the world, and just drink in the pure impressions. In other words, focus less on the thoughts rumbling around inside your mind and simply notice what’s going on around you. For extra credit: Cultivate an empathetic curiosity with everything you’d like to perceive better. AQUARIUS (21 Jan. – 19 Feb.) What kind of week will it be for you? It will be like you’re chewing gum while walking down a city street and suddenly you sneeze, catapulting the gooey mess from your mouth onto the sidewalk in such a way that it gets stuck to the bottom of your shoe—which causes you to trip and fall, allowing you to find a $100 bill that is just lying there unclaimed and that you would have never seen had you not experienced your little fit of “bad luck.” Be ready to cash in on unforeseen twists of fate, Aquarius. PISCES (19 Feb. – 20 Mar.) Having served as executive vice-president of the Hedonistic Anarchists Think Tank, I may not seem like the most believable advocate of the virtues of careful preparation, rigorous organization and steely resolve. But if I have learned anything from consorting with hedonistic anarchists, it’s that there’s not necessarily a clash between thrill-seeking and selfdiscipline. The two can even be synergistic. I think that’s especially true for you right now, Pisces. The quality and intensity of your playtime activities will thrive in direct proportion to your self-command. july 11th-17th, 2012|encore 45 encore | july 11-17, 2012 ||

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WILMINGTON PRIDE Wilmington Pride Board meetings, 3rd Tues/mo. at BuenaSpace, 7:30-8:45pm

TRANSGENDER SUPPORT GROUP Transgender Support Group, 1st Thurs./mo., 7-8pm. For more information please contact Therapist Nova Swanstrom: 910-343-6890. You must talk with Nova first before coming to a support group meeting!

GAMBLER’S ANONYMOUS MEETING Gambler’s Anonymous Meeting of Wilmington. Meets every Tuesday, 6:30-8pm. Ogden Baptist Church: 7121 Market St. 12-step meeting for people that have or think they may have a compulsive gambling problem. Contact: Casey 910-599-1407

7/26: BIRD AND BEER Yep, you have quite a few days before the big tasting, but if you want to be a part of it, you better get your tickets now! Front St. Brewery continues with their beer-and-grub pairings, featuring a five-course culinary feast combining the talents of Chef Chuck Archer and Brewmaster Kevin Kozak as they explore the world of fowl and handcrafted brews. Front St. won the 2012 World Beer Cup Gold in Spring Brew, so taste what the hubbub is all about! Tickets: $25 at the bar.

WILMINGTON NEWCOMERS CLUB The Wilmington Newcomers Club meets monthly at 9:30am on the 2nd Thurs ea. month at the Coastline Convention Center, 501 Nutt St. Sign up for our satellite groups, where members can follow their particular interest and make new friends along the way—bridge clubs, dinner groups, business networking groups, etc. 910-632-8315, www.

COUPON CLUB Wilmington Coupon Club meets monthly, second Monday, at 6pm Come exchange coupons and learn how to save money.


CULINARY ADVENTURES TOUR Eat your way through Wilmington’s food history and delights! Culinary Adventures Tour with food writer/

Heart of Downtown, Drinks Downtown, Downtown Brunch Stroll, Foodie Shopping Tour, Custom and Special Group Tours and more! $25 and up! www. 910-545-8055 WEEKLY FARMERS’ MARKETS Riverfront Farmer’s Market Saturdays, Downtown Wilmington (Through Dec.;; Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market Saturdays, Carolina Beach Lake (Through 9/15; 910-431-8122); Wrightsville Beach Farmer’s Market Mondays, Causeway Dr. (Through 9/3; 910-256-7925; Poplar Grove Plantation Farmer’s Market Wednesdays, 10200 US 17 N., Wilmington (Through 11/22; Feat. over three dozen food, arts and crafts vendors. Music feat. every week with Cindy Rhodes on hammered dulcimer.Cooking classes: 7/11,

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25, 8/15, 29, 9/12, 26, 10/31 and 11/7. • Leland Town Farmers’ Market, w/addition of handmade local crafts to the lineup of fresh vegetables and locally-produced farm products. Held in conjunction with the Leland Friends of the Library Book Sale. Second Sat of month; next one, 8/11, 10am-2pm. Magnolia House Lawn, 102 Town Hall Dr. www. • Southport Waterfront Farmers’ Market strives to promote fresh locally grown produce and handmade items to the visitors and citizens of Southport and surrounding communities.Sponsor of the 10% Farm to Fork initiative! Wed., 8am-1pm through 9/26. Corner of Bay & Davis St. BIRD AND BEER Bird and Beer, five-course beer pairing celebrating fowl. Brewmaster Kevin Kozak and Chef Chuck Archer for a 5 course culinary adventure as they explore the world of fowl, the 2nd in a series of beer pairings handcrafted at Front St. Brewery, including this year’s World Beer Cup Gold Award-Winning Spring Brew. The Beam Room at Front Street Brewery on 7/26, 6:30pm. Tickets: $35, available at the Front Street Brewery bar. 9 N. Front St. 910-251-1935. BOAT SHOW CHOWDER COOKOFF Brunswick Catch and Captain Pete’s Seafood Restaurant have joined with Southport Wooden Boat Show to sponsor the inaugural Seafood Chowder Cook-off at the Southport Wooden Boat Show on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at the Old Yacht Basin in Southport, NC. Restaurants and seafood retailers use fresh fish caught in regional waters, w/ 12 teams vying for cash prizes and bragging rights to the SWBS Seafood Chowder Champion 2012-13. The cook-off opens at 11am. Tasting and voting will continue until 2pm and the winners will be announced at 3pm. First, second, and third place will be awarded cash prizes and trophies, as will the team with the Best Theme decorations. Combination ticket/ballots will be on sale from 10am until 2pm (or until the chowder runs out) for $5 per person with children under 6 free. Limited to the first 12 teams applying. For more information about the SWBS and the Cook-off Rules and Applications: Robert and Jeanne Potter at 910-457-5223. FEAST DOWN EAST BUYING CLUB Enjoy the quality, value and convenience of the Feast Down East Buying Club. It costs nothing to join. The benefits are immeasurable. It is a great way to eat healthier, while knowing you support your local farm families and community. Log on at and start buying fresh local food, sourced from Southeastern NC farms. Choose a pick-up spot, and check out at the online cashier and you are done! Orders must be placed

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tours HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE TOURS Narrated horse drawn carriage and trolley tours of historic Wilmington feature a costumed driver who narrates a unique adventure along the riverfront and past stately mansions.Market and Water streets. $12 for adults, $5 per child. (910) 251-8889 or HOLLYWOOD LOCATION WALK Tour one of America’s largest living film sets; historic downtown Wilmington. This fun-filled 90 minute walking tour will lead gue sts to actual movie & TV locations. Tours will depart Tues., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. afternoons at 2pm. Reservations are required, $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, students or military and children 6 or under are free. 910-794-7177, HENRIETTA III CRUISES Three-tiered boat offers sight-seeing, lunch and dinner cruises, site-seeing tours and a Sunset Dinner Cruise June-Aug. On the riverfront. April-Oct: Narrated sightseeing cruises 2:30pm 1-1/2 hours Tues-Sun, Narrated lunch cruises noon, 1-1/2 hours Tues-Sat. May-Oct: Murder Mystery Dinner Cruises, Tues/Thurs, 6:30-8:30pm; Apr-Dec: Fri. evening dinner cruises, 7:3 pm, Satevening dinner cruises, 6:30pm. 343-1611. TOURS OF WWII SITES Wilmington author and military historian Wilbur D. Jones, Jr., now leads customized, personalized guided tours of World War II sites in Southeastern NC. 793-6393 or TOURS OF OLD WILMINGTON Walking tours start at the end of Market and Water streets on the Cape Fear River. Times: 9am, 11am and 1pm, Wed-Sat., or Sun/Mon/Tues by appt. $12 for adults, free for children 12 and under. Seniors $10. Step-on tours for bus tours and groupwalking tours. Call to check on times etc: 910-4094300. THALIAN HALL TOURS In addition to a full schedule of performances, selfguided tours of the theater are offered Mon-Fri, 126pm, Sat 2-6pm. Guided tours by appt. 343-3664.



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Female Blue Tick Hound mix, spayed Approx. 6 years old Approx. 65 lbs. Ready for adoption

I was born here at Paws Place. When I was born they treated me like a princess. However, I’m noticing that there seems to be a lot of princesses here now. Anyway, back to when I was born. I was hand fed by volunteers, and I grew accustomed to being around people and being very loving and affectionate. I’ve had the occasion to be in someone’s home for a short time, but never for a long while. I wonder what that would be like. It sure would be kind of nice to get out of this heat and always be comfortable no matter what the weather. I know how to behave myself and not go to the bathroom in the house. I really love people, but I must admit that I really would prefer to be the only four legged companion in the home. Come and visit me at Paws Place and see if we make a good match. You can come any day, from 9 - noon. We’re at 3701 E. Boiling Spring Rd. Winnabow - 910-845-PAWS encore | july 11-17, 2012 | 47

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