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Puppet Masters Wilmington celebrates its first annual puppet festival

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The port City gets its first taste of puppet mania this week, as the port City puppet Festival gets underway. Tons of art openings, performances and film screenings take place in honor of all-things marinonette. Check out Lauren Hodges piece on pages 10-12, where she covers all the events and speaks to the founder, Gina Gambony, about the impetus to bring a festival of this caliber to Wilmington. Cover photo and left: “White Ladies,” created by peter schumann for a production of oedpius rex in the early 1990’s.

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“You people are so lucky you live in California. This heat wave back east is just unbelievable. … It was so hot in Washington, Nancy Pelosi skipped the Botox, had her face injected with frozen yogurt.” —Jay Leno “You know what is in the theaters right now is another movie in the ‘Twilight’ saga.

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Everybody has got ‘Twilight’ fever. Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska, was in a helicopter, shooting werewolves.” —David Letterman “Here’s a fireworks safety tip. Don’t get drunk and leave bottle rockets on the grill unless you want to see your hot dogs fly, which is fun too.”—Jimmy Kimmel Jon Stewart, responding to John McCain’s catchy new acronym B.I.O.B. (Blame it on Bush): “H.R.W.A.T.P.T.R.T.C.I.T.G—He really Was A Terrible President That Ran The Country Into The Ground.”

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news & views .......... 4-7 4 live local campaign: Gwenyfar Rohler interviews Chef Carson Jewell and his Radius Menu at the newly located Caffe Phoenix. 6 op-ed: Howard Rich takes on Big Government and inadequate spending. 7 news of the weird: Chuck Shepherd reports on news of the strange and odd.

artsy smartsy .......... 8-23 8-9 theater: Lisa Huynh reviews Opera House Theater Company’s charming production, “The Music Man”; Shea Carver interviews director Nick Smith about the upcoming Guerilla Theatre production, “Piece of My Heart.” 10-12 art: Lauren Hodges gets all the information on the first puppet festival to hit the Port City. 13 gallery guide: Find out what exhibitions are hanging at local galleries. 14 music: Adrian Varnam interviews our local-songstress-turned-Grammy-nominatedmusician, Tift Merritt, just in time for her Greenfield Lake show this Friday. 16-19 soundboard: See what bands and performers are playing in venues all over town. 20-21 livin’ locally: Meet the folks at Sapona Green Building Center. 23 film: Anghus reviews the teenage drivel that is the continuous “Twilight” series.

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extra! extra! ............ 26-39 26 fact or fiction: Claude Limoges serves up her next installment of “An Involuntary Intimate.” 27 book club review: Tiffanie Gabrielse and encore book club members review Clyde Edgerton’s “Lunch at the Picadilly.” 28-29 historical fiction winner: Read Joan Leotta’s second-place winner for the Lower Cape Fear’s annual Historical Fiction Contest. 31 crossword: Let Stan Newman test your mind with our weekly crossword! 30-33 who’s new in business: encore writers interview new business owners around town and reveal new services to the public. 34-38 calendar/’toons/horoscopes/ corkboard: Find out where to go and what to do about town with encore’s calendar; check out Tom Tommorow and encore’s annual ‘toons winner, Jay Schiller; read your horoscope; and check out the latest saucy corkboard ads.

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Live Local. Live Small. Caffe Phoenix evolves and embraces locavore movement


ew changes of venue have caused quite as much discussion as the Caffé Phoenix move from South Front Street, where it resided for over 20 years. Through multiple owners and updates, Phoenix ( now makes its home at 35 North Front Street. Some chefs may groan and see the Herculean move as an un-needed hindrance in their working day. Executive chef and general manager Carson Jewell does not; rather he embraces it as an opportunity of a lifetime. “I’ve been designing this menu for years,” Jewell says, referring to Phoenix’s new “Radius Menu.” The specials board featured in the restaurant now includes the mileage racked up by the food served each night. In other words, it supports the locavore movement, showing how far food traveled from farm to table. The day Carson sat down with me, he was offering fried green tomato Napoleon, a local shrimp salad and a side of fresh pickled okra and peppers, all averaging 27 miles. In a world where tomatoes are picked green and travel 1,500 miles, packed in a hot truck and then gassed to “ripen,” Phoenix’s Radius Menu is nothing short of revolutionary. “You can taste the difference,” Jewell promises. “There is no doubt about that.” The chef began ruminating on the idea of the “100 Mile Diet” a couple of years ago, after Tracy Ramsey—formerly of Tidal Creek Co-op, now full-time farmer in the Pittsboro area—introduced Jewell to it. Jewell started gardening, and the more he thought about local living and learned about food growth,

by: Gwenyfar Rohler the more obvious the Radius Menu became. “The economy needs it, there is no doubt about that,” he says. For the purpose of running a restaurant, and ordering large quantities of food, Jewell expanded the initial mileage from 100 miles to 300. In the end, he felt very comfortable with 95 percent of the Radius Menu being “local.” Items like spices and olive oil alter the percentage only because some of them simply do not grow here. However, produce and proteins will not be replaced by fill-in orders to a corporate food purveyor if Phoenix runs out. “I will not compromise this menu,” Jewell stands firmly. “When we are out of food, we are out.” So far the gazpacho made from his garden has been selling out almost nightly. Its fresh, crisp flavors perfectly cool down the summer heat. Jewell approached the menu with care, testing the recipes first on his staff to ensure their flavor and consistency. “This is not one of those things that looks good on paper, [and when you] try it. it doesn’t work,” he says. “I know this menu works.” For die-hard Phoenix regulars who don’t see standard menu items present, such as the pork tenderloin, it’s not a problem to order it still. “I have the things in house to make it—just ask,” he says. “I’ll make it for you.” Jewell’s culinary enthusiasm infectiously spreads. Just ask legendary in-house mixologist Joel Finsel (author of Cocktails and Conversations from the Astral Plane). Fin-

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JEWELL-ED INGREDIENTS: Chef Carson Jewell introduces his Radius Menu, featuring 95 percent regonal foods, to the new Caffe Phoenix, now located at 35 N. Front Street, downtown Wilmington. Photo courtesy of Joel Finsel

sel has created a drink called “Moonshine Smash,” made with Carolina Catdaddy Moonshine. While sipping it at the bar, the pots of herbs growing around the space, as well as a potted lime and lemon tree outside, become enlightening, obviously clocking in at zero miles to the kitchen. While the food and good nature of the staff keep bringing customers back again, that the Phoenix physically feels the same also remains appealing. White walls offer the clean backdrop to local art work, something Phoenix continues its passion for: supporting local artists. The bar still houses its regulars who depend on Finsel for hydration and conversation. If anything, the space still feels essentially like Caffe Phoenix. It just comes

with more perks in culinary refinement. Jewell continues fine-tuning his menu, finally seeing his dream come to fruition. “I just want people to recognize good, simple food from around here,” he emphasizes. With his hair falling into one eye, he cocks his head to the side. “There’s a song,” he says, grinning, a reference expected of a Renaissance Man who also plays in local bluegrass outfit No Dollar Shoes. “‘You can’t buy true love or home grown tomatoes.” How true. Produce, seafood, meat and cheese purveyors can contact Jesse Jewell at (910) 343-1395 to offer their local products. Hopefully, in the end, the Radius Menu not only will become an inspiration but a normal part of life on Wilmington’s foodscape. Gwenyfar is the author of “The Promise of Peanuts: A real-life fairy tale about a man, a village, and the promise that bound them together. Available at; proceeds benefit Jock Brandis’ life-changing work.

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Inadequate Spending? U.S government and deficit grows by the minute


n a column published last week in “The New York Times,” Princeton economics professor Paul Krugman condemns recent attempts to inject some common sense into what has become an epidemic of mindless government growth in America and around the world. With the global economy teetering on the brink of another slowdown (due to excessive government borrowing associated with Europe’s failed welfare state), Krugman and other Keynesians—including U.S. President

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on Main Street, the truth is there is no recovery—there is only an attempt to justify more government growth. Specifically Krugman blasted several world leaders (although obviously not the leader of the “free world”) for what he called “preaching the need for belt-tightening when the real problem is inadequate spending.” And, no, that’s not a typo. He actually said “inadequate spending.” According to these “New Keynesians,” the unsustainable government growth that preceded the most recent economic downturn apparently wasn’t enough. Nor was the unprecedented barrage of bailouts, taxpayer-funded guarantees, freshlyprinted greenbacks and deficit spending that Washington threw at the problem over the last two years. And let’s not forget what has been heaped on top of all that “stimulus” spending—a $2.5 trillion socialized medicine plan that represents one of the largest expansions of entitlement spending in American history. Amazingly, despite the clear failure of the “stimulus”—and despite the fact that excess entitlement spending is what has driven the eurozone to its present precariousness—the rallying cry of these big government backers appears to be “we have only just begun to spend.” Let’s examine the efficacy of that mantra for a moment, shall we? Even prior to the onset of the “Great Recession” in December 2007, government at all levels in the United States was growing by leaps and bounds. For example, state and local spending soared from $1.74 trillion in 2000 to $2.66 trillion in 2007. Even after adjusting for inflation, that’s a 23.7 percent increase. Similarly, federal spending jumped from $1.79 trillion in 2000 to $2.73 trillion in 2007—a roughly identical 23.5 percent increase after again adjusting for inflation. Obviously, this upward trend was placed on steroids when the downturn began. For

starters more than $13 trillion has been spent, lent, printed or pledged on “recovery” efforts alone over the last two-and-ahalf years. Also, Washington’s two most recent federal budgets have added more than $3 trillion in deficit spending to our skyrocketing national debt, with trillions of dollars in additional red ink projected over the coming decade. Accordingly, when we add post-2007 spending to the total tab for the decade, the government growth rate has more than doubled—to 52.4 percent. By comparison, total government spending in the 1990s grew at a much slower rate—by approximately 17.4 percent—which enabled more economic activity and the creation of more wealth up and down the socio-economic ladder. In fact, per capita, personal income during the 1990s grew by 23.6 percent, adjusted for inflation. By comparison, per capita personal income during the first decade of the new millennium has grown by only 4.6 percent—a sad testament to the failure of the Keynesian philosophy that Washington continues pursuing with reckless abandon. This is not rocket science; it is common sense. The more government grows, the more the economy suffocates. Conversely, the more government contracts, the freer we will be as a nation to prosper.

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LEAD STORY “Why are you still alive?” is the question doctors ask Ozzy Osbourne, the hardrock singer and reality-TV star, who says he is now clean and sober after a lifetime of almost unimaginably bad habits. In June, he started two new ventures: undergoing the three-month process of genetic mapping (to help doctors learn why, indeed) and becoming a “health advice” columnist for London’s Sunday Times. At various points in his life, the now-cholesterol-conscious, vegetarian Osbourne said he drank four bottles of cognac a day, smoked cigars like they were cigarettes, took 42 prescribed medications and many more “backstage” drugs that he could not even identify. Osbourne also has a Parkinson’s-like genetic tremor, was once in a medically induced coma after an accident, and endured antirabies shots after famously biting into a bat on stage (“I thought it was a rubber toy”). Ironies An intense lightning storm on June 14 around Monroe, Ohio, destroyed the iconic 62-foot-high statue of Jesus (the “King of Kings” structure of the Solid Rock Church) alongside Interstate 75. While townspeople mourned, it was also noteworthy what the lightning bolts completely missed: the large billboard, on the other side of the road, advertising the nearby Hustler Hollywood pornography store. Despite a scary moment in May, Massachusetts state Rep. Mike Moran said he still supports “comprehensive” immigration reform (taken to mean that restrictions on illegal immigrants be tempered with a special “path to citizenship” for those already here). Rep. Moran’s car was rear-ended (though he was not seriously hurt) by illegal immigrant Isaias Naranjo, who was charged with DUI and speeding. According to police, Naranjo, 27, who was dressed in a Mexican party costume, laughed when told of the charges, informing officers that they could do nothing to him since he had already made plans to return to Mexico. (Furthermore, Massachusetts is forbidden by state law from even notifying U.S. Immigration officials of Naranjo’s case.) Over the years, according to a June Chicago Sun-Times report, U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk of Illinois has freely used “swagger and braggadocio in talking about his 21 years of military service” as qualification for office. When one contrary fact after another about his record was pointed out by reporters, Kirk explained, “I simply misremembered it wrong.” He admitted that, contrary to his numerous public statements, he was not

actually “in” the Iraq Desert Storm war; did not actually “command the Pentagon War Room” when he was assigned there as a Navy Reservist; and was not actually once Naval “Intelligence Officer of the Year.” He is now vying for the U.S. Senate seat once held by Barack Obama. In May, Douglas Ballard and Joseph Foster were indicted for allegedly selling fraudulent loans in exchange for bribes, while they were vice presidents of the Atlanta-area “faith-based” Integrity Bank. The bank opened in 2000, touting Christian principles, giving Bibles to new customers, and encouraging prayer at employee gatherings. (The bank closed in 2008, thought then merely to be the victim of sour realestate loans, and in fact the bank’s morespiritual founder, Steven Skow, had left the bank by 2007.) Not My Fault British actor Nicholas Williams, 33, was acquitted of domestic assault in June even though he had, among other things, “waterboarded” his girlfriend by pulling her shirt over her head and holding her under a shower during a two-hour rampage. Williams persuaded the judge that the antismoking drug Champix made him unable to control himself or even to remember the events of that evening. Laith Sharma, 49, admitted in June that he had stalked and fixated upon, “for marriage,” a 14-year-old girl in Windsor, Ontario, but doctors’ testimony won him a sentence of mere house arrest. Sharma, they said, suffers from the popularly known “maple syrup urine disease,” so-called because the excreted scent is a marker for brain damage that prevents impulse control. Compelling Explanation: Tony Chrum was the one apprehended for allegedly buying $160 worth of cocaine from a man who turned out to be a police informant in Lincoln County, Mo., in May, but his brother, who is Winfield, Mo., police officer Bud Chrum, 39, was the mastermind. According to police and unknown to the informant, Bud had needed to replace 2 grams of cocaine from the police evidence locker because he had accidentally spilled something on it, and Tony agreed to help. Our Litigious Society “If Google told you to jump off a cliff, would you?” asked a Fortune magazine columnist, describing the lawsuit filed in May by Lauren Rosenberg, asking for damages of more than $100,000 against Google Maps after she was struck by a car. Rosenberg had queried the map service for a “walking route” between points in Park City, Utah,

but a short stretch of the suggested route lacked sidewalks. Rosenberg was hit while walking in the street. Though Google and other map services “warn” users against walking in the street, Rosenberg’s route was delivered on her small Blackberry phone screen. What About Our “Human Rights”? Update: News of the Weird reported in 2005 on a Welshman’s invention of the “Mosquito,” a device that emits an irritating, pulsating, very-high-pitched noise and is marketed to shopkeepers to drive away loitering children and teenagers, since the pitch is audible to them but rarely to anyone older than in the mid-20s (because audio range contracts as we age). In June, following an investigation, the Council of Europe (which oversees the European Court of Human Rights) declared the Mosquito a “human rights violation,” in that the sounds it emits constitute “torture.” Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service announced a proposed anti-social behavior order against Ellis Drummond, 18, to prohibit him from wearing low-slung trousers in public that allow his underwear to show, but Drummond challenged it in Bedford magistrates’ court. In May, Judge Nicholas LeighSmith ruled that such an underwear-suppressing order would violate Drummond’s “human rights.” Least Competent People Jihadists: They blow themselves up by mistake (such as Pakistani terrorist Qari Zafar did in June); they botch airline shoeand underwear-bombing and buy the wrong fertilizer for urban car bombs; they brag too much; and they watch far too much Internet pornography. Evidence amassed by Daniel Byman and Christine Fair, writing in the July/August issue of The Atlantic, has led them to suggest that America and its allies should treat jihadists as “nitwits” rather than as “savvy and sophisticated killers” (the latter being an image that helps them with recruiting). It is possible, the authors conclude, that there has not been a truly competent jihadist terrorist since Mohammad Atta led the Sept. 11, 2001, missions. Matadors: Christian Hernandez, 21, making his big-time bullfighting debut at Plaza Mexico in Mexico City in June, ran from the ring trembling in fear at the first sign of his bull. He was then coaxed to return and manup, but once again fled and immediately submitted his resignation. Though Hernandez was contrite (“I didn’t have the ability. I didn’t have the balls.”), he was arrested for violating his contract and released only after he paid a small fine.

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A Traditional Delight: Opera House’s ‘The Music Man’ melts the hearts of all


’m no Robert Preston,” Jason Hatfield, who plays the very deceiving but very amiable Harold Hill in ‘The Music Man,’ says. While Hatfield speaks true about Preston’s unparalleled performance in the 1962 film, Hatfield presents Hill as an unlikely hero and musician of small-town Iowa. Though he may look a bit rough around the edges, Hatfield portrays the character in a non-sugar-coated way, but more pure and effortless. Hvaing worked with the one Robert Redford on the upcoming film “The Conspirator” last fall, the local actor has an unfaltering voice that will not quit, as he clearly shows in the breathless score “Ya Got Trouble.” “The Music Man” itself is a musical of dubious salesman Harold Hill, who takes on the rigid town of River City, Iowa, slowly

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TIME OF INNOCENCE: ‘The Music Man’ takes on traditional American values from a bygone era, and transplants audience members into a romp of a good time. Photo courtesy of Opera House Theatre Co.

falling for the music teacher and librarian, Marion, played by Heather Setzler. “The Music Man” opens a window into the meaning of American life in July 1912, where the scene takes place. This era, according to artistic director and founder Lou Criscuolo, is a both simple and pure time from which people of today could learn a lesson or two. Director Suellen Yates stays true to Criscuolo’s belief—and perhaps even Meredith Wilson’s.

The screenplay, execution of props, cast and scenery blend in a perfect, harmonious romp that gives way to a performance that satisfies the heart, steadies the mind, and adds a gleeful smile to every face. Similarly, choreographer Kendra Goehring-Garrett creates upbeat, playful routines. Yet, she still stays loyal to the original steps of the 1962 film, as shown in the musical number “Shipoopi.” Celebrating the 25th anniversary summer season of the Opera House Theatre Company, “The Music Man” also presents a cast so flawlessly complementary that despite the ranges in ages—adults to teenagers, elderly to children—all sizes, small and large, and voices, baritone or soprano, connect intensely. Lead actress Heather Setzler gives the impression to be stern, yet she surprisingly shines as brightly as the star she sings to in “Goodnight, My Someone.” The melodious reappearing Barbershop Quartet, the bickering ladies of River City and lisping, cheerful sweetheart Winthrop Paroo, played by young Dru Loman, also add whimsy and engagement. In short, “The Music Man” can captivate all audiences—especially those who cherish the fundamental morals of American culture. The timeless love story of the beast-turnedbeauty—or close to—comes off as absolutely charming, from beginning to end.

War and Honor: Guerilla Theatre presents ‘Piece of My Heart’


few weeks ago, I was walking around the corner of Market and 2nd streets, where a small group of Navy men and women shuffled past me, lunch in hand, talking and laughing. A fella from behind stopped in front of them: “Thank you very much for everything you’re doing to protect our country,” he said. In that moment, I could tell our servicemen felt proud and humbled by their calls to duty. I immediately felt ungrateful for not thanking them, too—not because I was judging them or holding against them their choice to fight in war. It just didn’t cross my mind to say “thank you.” I would put money on it that I am in the 90 percent range of our local population who would keep walking. Maybe it’s because we live in a town where military flock our streets regularly. Maybe it’s because we live in a frenetically paced, self-indulged world. Maybe it’s because we, as Americans, often forget what unity feels like since we don’t consciously engage in it daily. Nick Smith, director of Guerilla Theatre’s latest production “Piece of My Heart,” currently leads the helm, directing a cast of women from Shirley Lauro’s screenplay, originally written as a novel by Keith Walker. The play follows five women and their roles in the Vietnam War during its tumultuous existence and in its aftermath. Smith takes on a universal theme that he thinks should be adapted by every U.S. citizen: “honoring the soldier.” The director makes it clear he’s not glorifying the war or preaching to his audience to agree with it; it’s more about showing gratitude and recognizing the courage of those in it. “All too often, even today, we want to blame the soldiers for the war they are fighting,” he says, “or act as if it’s something they want to do. No, they want to defend their country. To paraphrase Lincoln, they want to lay themselves down as a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.” “Piece of My Heart” follows Martha, Sissy, LeeAnn, Whitney, Steele and Mary Jo, each of whom represent something different conceptually when thinking in terms of America’s foundation. Tradition, innocence, rebellion and truth mark only a few of the realizations for which the women come to terms. From each character’s representation, a coterie of affections arise. “One of the things that drew me to this play was the breadth of emotion it covers,” Smith clarifies. “Yes, there are harrowing scenes, there are terrifying scenes—scenes that bring the horror of war right to the forefront. There are very sad scenes, particularly in the second act, as the women come home and try to cope.” In the end, however, unity and brotherhood, or sisterhood as the case may be, prevails. “All of these women become a part of the sol-

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Piece of My Heart Brown Coat Pub & Theatre 111 Grace Street July 15th-18th, 22nd-25th and 29th-Aug. 1st, 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 (910) 341-0001 diers,” Smith says, “and the soldiers become a part of them. In that togetherness, that camaraderie, they find a way to persevere.” The soldiers of whom he speaks have only one face in the production. Hank Toler acts out one of many complexities sure to reel in awe from the audience. As history has taught us, World War I fought for humanity, World War II showed America as a superpower, and Vietnam allowed its U.S. citizens their initial taste of dissent. The play digs into the dichotomy of action and emotion, support and disdain, comfort and fear. “Vietnam was the first period of time where people really began to doubt what their government was telling them,” Smith notes. Even though freedom has allowed us to all question the actions made in our favor, Smith doesn’t want our personal agendas and philosophies to get in the way of our vets and their stories. He remembers seeing the haunted look smeared across his father’s face any time Vietnam was mentioned. My dad was in the Air Force, but luckily he didn’t have to go to Vietnam,” he says. “However, he had friends that went [and] died there. That affects me, just because it tells me I’ll never be able to fully appreciate what people went through when they were over there.” Smith hopes to reaffirm the American spirit within every person who watches “Piece of My Heart.” Love of country and appreciation for its warriors deserve recognition. More than anything, so do hope, optimism and belief that freedom, liberty and justice belongs to each and every one of its American citizens at the cost of many lives. “It all goes back to the old saying about not studying history and dooming yourself to repeat it,” Smith notes. “We’re right back there now, in Afghanistan, in Iraq. We’re sending good American men and women to fight in wars where our real interests are dubious at best. I think if these stories are preserved, if they are shared, maybe it will help to remind us just how serious and grave [the] decision [of] going to war must be, how careful we must be with what’s truly our most precious resource: he lives of young Americans.”

PROUD TO SERVE: (l. to r.) Brandy Jones as Sissy, Heather Howard as LeeAnn and Artris Lavonna as Steele perform in ‘Piece of My Heart,’ a production following five women through the Vietnam War, opening this week. Photo courtesy of Guerilla Theatre.

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Puppet Masters:

Wilmington celebrates its first annual puppet festival by: Lauren Hodges


ince the late 1930s, the arts organization Puppeteers of America (POA) has been sponsoring puppet-themed festivals all over the country. The South has hosted events in Orlando, Savannah, Charleston and Birmingham, along with our own North Carolina cities, Asheville and Charlotte. Local puppet artist and member of POA, Gina Gambony, felt that it was Wilmington’s turn to experience a celebration of puppets. “Puppetry is a unique art form, but very accessible to different kinds of artists, both visual and performance artists,” Gambony says. The idea to bring the festival to the Port City came during a time of hardship for Gambony. She went through chemotherapy in 2007, unable to attend the National Festival. “It really hit home how isolated I am as a puppeteer in Wilmington,” she says. “I wanted to bring these people here, partly for selfish reasons and partly for the community, to spread the magic.” In 2008, Gambony discussed her idea at the festival in Savannah. She received was encouraging feedback and approached Norman Bemelman, the director of Cultural Arts at UNCW, for a partnership. “The rest is history,” she says. History will be made as the city prepares for a bevy of events, hosted at several art houses and by organizations in Wilmington. The original theme inspired several artists in town to create their own shows in con-

junction with the celebration. Michelle Connolly and Fritzi Huber immediately put out a call for puppet-themed art for an exhibit at ACME Art Studios.

‘WHITE LADIES,’ created by Peter Schumann, used for a production of ‘Oedpius Rex’ in the early 1990s, opens at CAM as part of their new exhibition, Puppet Art. Photo courtesy of CAM.

“As Oscar Wilde once said: ‘There are many advantages in puppets. They never argue. They have no crude views about art. They have no private lives,’” Connolly says “Puppets provide another vehicle for artists to make the intangible tangible, in a humanistic way.” Even the Cameron Art Museum (CAM) plays into the theme. Ashley Standera, CAM’s curatorial associate, respects puppets because they combine visual art with performance art, appealing to a large audience. “The puppet form has evolved artistically within virtually every culture: Asian, African, European, American, Latin American,” she says. “This suggests that this art form has universal appeal.” Thus, the museum has employed the talents of theaters from both the north and

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south regions of the country. Puppets and set designs from Vermont-based Bread and Puppet Theatre and selected international puppets from various historical periods, drawn from the collection of Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts, will hang on the Cameron walls. “Expect the unexpected!” Standera notes. “We hope visitors to the exhibition will be dazzled and delighted.”

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: —Thursday, July 15th— PuppetArt Cameron Art Museum 3201 S. 17th Street Admission: Free for museum members and festival registrants; $5 GA. Cameron Art Museum will feature largescale puppets and set designs from the famous Vermont-based Bread and Puppet Theatre, and selected international puppets from various historical periods drawn from the collection of Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts.

several years’ work. The selected stop-motion films range from hilarious to horror-inspired, and audiences will have a chance to ask questions after the screening. The content is recommended for adults and teens but not young children.

On Thursday, July 15th at 5:15 p.m., a special puppet dance performance entitled “Almost Human,” choreographed and performed by Alban Elved Dance Company, will be presented outside the museum’s entrance, followed by a family opening beginning at 5:30 p.m., featuring “The Amazing Mysto’s Magic Show” by Peter Allen. Gallery Talk with puppet scholar John Bell is at 6 p.m., and a performance of “Pulcinella” by Paul Mesner is at 7:30 p.m.

The Hellbinki Sextet and Puppet Rampage: The Slam Soapbox Laundro Lounge • 11 p.m. Admission: $10 The Asheville music masters will be hosting the Soapbox’s BoZo-Arts Ball, where black-and-white attire dresses visitors, while they’re entertained by magic and mischief. Describing themselves as “Threepenny Opera meets Sesame Street,” the sextet will be bringing its Southern blend of European-style cabaret to the third-floor stage on Front Street. Workshops and closed events for registrants only take place throughout the Puppet Festival, too, and can be accessed at Registry fees, including housing, meal plans or one-day only passes, can be purchased at various costs. All events published in encore are open to the public.

—Friday, July 16th— “Pinocchio” Kenan Auditorium, UNCW • 7 p.m. Admission: $8-$12 Experience the children’s classic of “Pinnochio,” starring the world’s most-famous little wooden boy! The festival staff calls it a “tour de farce,” featuring authentic Italian music, Commedia-style masks and a little help from the audience. The live show, presented by That Puppet Guy, will go on at 7 p.m. at UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium. Advance kids’ tickets can be purchased for $8 and adult tickets for $12 at Handmade Puppet Dreams (film screenings) Jengo’s Playhouse • 815 Princess Street Adults Only: Friday, July 16th, 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Family Showing: Saturday, July 17th, 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Admission: $3 The film stars puppets from the Wabi-Sabi exhibition to take place Saturday, and will screen all weekend at Jengo’s Playhouse. Recently awarded Best Puppet Film at The World Puppet Festival in Prague and 2009 UNIMA Citation of Excellence, the film has reached audiences in France, the Czech Republic, India, United Kingdom, Puerto Rico and Israel. Don’t miss its debut in Wilmington. —Saturday, July 17th— Community Puppet Morning Community Arts Center 2nd and Orange Streets, downtown 8:45 a.m. Organizers, artists, and participants invite the public out to Front Street for an earlymorning start to the festival’s busiest day. Patrons are enouraged to bring their own puppets, instruments and costumes to prepare for the Puppet Parade. The gathering will include music, shows, social networking and a parade of “puppet couture.” Puppet Parade Thalian Hall Ballroom 9:30 a.m. - noon The big parade leads the crowd down to a morning of fun for the whole community. Fam-

ily activities will include a puppet “make and take” table, a puppet store and a show entitled “Cuentos Del Sur De La Frontera” (“Stories from South of the Border”) by Karen Konnerth of Calliope Puppets. Free and open to the public at the corner of Princess and Front streets. Puppet Parlor ACME Art Studios • 711 N. 5th Avenue Saturday, July 17th, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday, July 23rd, 6 - 9 p.m. Events include a live Shadow Puppet by Brandon Guthrie, show-time rock-star puppets by local musician David Hervey, the short film “I’ll Be Leaving the Stay” by creative duo Hope Henderson and Benjamin Belmont and Fred Michael, a puppeteer on the “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” TV show from the late ‘70s, who will be performing his marionette show. Puppet-inspired paintings, collages, drawings, prints, photographs and assemblages by a host of artists will hang, including Elizabeth Darrow, Nina Bays, Barbara Scalia, Ben Billingsley, Janette Hopper, Arrow Ross, Fritzi Huber, Matthew Stanbury, Carolyn Foland and many more. Handmade Puppet Dreams Wabi Sabi Warehouse 19 North 9th Street • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Curator Heather Henson opens her exhibit at the Wabi-Sabi Warehouse—the matching blue buildinga right across from Jengo’s Playhouse—featuring a selection of the puppets and sets from the award-winning and highly anticipated film series, ‘Handmade Puppet Dreams.’ (See Friday’s listing for screenings.) Works range from intricate marionettes to finger puppets. Admission is free and open to the public.

TOUR DE FARCE: Puppets take over the Port City from Thursday through Sunday, with live performances, such as ‘The Amazing Mysto’s Magic Show,’ performing at Cameron Art Museum (above), and even films like “Handmade Puppet Dreams” (right), showing at Jengo’s Playhouse, followed by an art exhibition inspired by the film at WabiSabi Warehouse. Photos courtesy of

Gina Gambony.

“How to Grow a Pickle” and “The Reluctant Dragon” Kenan Auditorium, UNCW • 3 p.m. Admission: $8-$12 (free for UNCW students)

“How to Grow a Pickle,” by Nana Projects, and “The Reluctant Dragon,” by our own local theatre group Stageworks, show back to back at UNCW all afternoon, beginning at 3 p.m. “...Pickle” lovingly demonstrates a pickle’s lifespan, from its seed-planting to the jarring process. “The Reluctant Dragon” stars Japanese-inspired puppetry in a classic 19th-century tale of a boy and a peaceful dragon. Both shows are recommended for all ages and require tickets. “One Frame at a Time: The Stop Motion Films of Michael Granberry” Kenan Auditorium, UNCW 7 p.m. Admission: $8-$12 (free for UNCW students)

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Oct. 20-27, 2010


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12 encore | july 14-20, 2010 | 1701 Wrightsville Ave 910 343 5233 Mon-Sat, 12-9pm; Sunday, 1-6pm is located at the corner of Wrightsville Ave and 17th street. Housed in an old gas station, we offer resident artists working in studios alongside a gallery space used to exhibit other artists work. We hope to connect artists with each other and offer many styles of work to fuel the public’s interest. Currently, Artfuel Volume 24 opens July 24th at 7 p.m. Featuring: Michael Blaylock, Megan Brezinsky, Jeremy Lea, Scott Ehrhart, Katharine Blackwell & Shannon Geigerich. Show hangs for eight weeks

Caffe Phoenix 35 N. Front Street (910) 343-1395 Monday-Saturday: 11:30am - 10pm Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 4pm Caffe Phoenix is a commission-free gallery space dedicated to supporting local artists with new exhibitions opening monthly. In July, we welcome Michelle Connolly and her new exhibition of paintings entitled “Archtypes.” All are welcome to attend her opening on Wednesday July 14 at 6pm for complimentary hors d’oeuvres. In August we will be displaying works by 83 year-old internationally acclaimed abstract colorist Edward Meneeley prints, paintings and photographs have found homes in the Tate Modern, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other distinguished institutions.

Crescent Moon 332 Nutt St, The Cotton Exchange (910) 762-4207 Mon.-Sat., 10am-5:30pm; Sun., 12-4pm Crescent Moon has launched our comprehensive Web site, www.crescentmoonnc. com, featuring art from all of our artists. We purposefully designed the site to reflect the vast art glass and metal sculpture that you find everyday at the shop at The Cotton Exchange. Our goal is to make it easy for our customers to go online to check on the availability of an item for themselves or for gifts. The new site allows our customers to place their orders online, but wait…no putting your credit card out into cyberspace; we call you upon order notification to finalize your order and thank you personally. Remember Gift Wrapping Is Free – Always!

Crescent Moon is located in The Cotton Exchange where parking is free while shopping or dining. Follow us on twitter as CrescentMoonNC or become a fan on our Facebook page!

Hampstead Art Gallery 14712 Hwy. 17 N. • (910) 270-5180 Mon.-Sat. 11am-5pm, or by appt. Hampstead, NC “Beautiful; lots of variety.” “Love the place.” “Beautiful art work.” “Very nice.” “Art rocks your socks, and you know that.” These are just what a few customers had to say about Hampstead Art Gallery. Come and tell us what you think. Affordable prices on prints and originals. Local artists with various styles and taste are just excited about having the opportunity to share their work with all art lovers. Our artists offer different sizes from what we have on display and low rates on commissioned work. Owner Charles Turner invites all artists and art lovers to just hang out in our new Artist Lounge any time. Look for our upcoming Expos and Open House. Hampstead Art Gallery is located in Hampstead on the corner of Factory Road next to CVS Pharmacy.

pattersonbehn art gallery 511 1/2 Castle Street (910) 251-8886 Tues.-Sat. 11am-5pm pattersonbehn picture framing & design has added an art gallery to their space, featuring several local artists. Currently on display are works by Bob Bryden, Michelle Connolly, Karen Paden Crouch, Virginia Wright Frierson, Rachel Kastner, Pam Toll and Katherine Wolf Webb. We offer a large selection of works on paper in numerous media. In addition there are many different gift ideas such as hand gilded table top frames and one of a kind keepsake boxes. The gallery offers something for everybody.

Sunset River Marketplace 10283 Beach Dr., SW (NC 179) (910) 575-5999 Tues- Sat. 10am-5pm Closed Mon. in winter myspace.comsunsetrivermarketplace This eclectic, spacious gallery, located in

the historic fishing village of Calabash, N.C., 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 on-site.

Wilmington Art Association Gallery 616B Castle St. (910) 343-4370 The next jurying session will take place at the Wilmington Art Gallery on Sunday, July 25th. Must be a member of the Wilmington Art Association in order to be considered. Please call the gallery at 343-4370 for details or stop by and pick up a jury packet. If you liked our last “Expose Yourself to the Arts” calendar, you will love the 2011 version, where our artists aren’t shy in exposing themselves.

New Elements Gallery 216 N. Front St. • (919) 343-8997 Tues-Sat: 11am-5:30pm or by appointment “Pathways” features the works of Raleigh artist Kathy Brancato and Betty Brown of Wilmington. The show remains on display through July 17th. Enjoy the tranquility and simple beauty created in this stunning collection of landscapes and florals by these two very accomplished artists. Now celebrating 25 years in downtown Wilmington, New Elements Gallery is located at 216 North Front Street. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am until 5:30 pm or by appointment.

Wanna be on the gallery page? Call Shea Carver by Thursday, noon, at (910) 791-0688, ext 1004, to inquire about being included.

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At the Heart of It All:

Tift Merritt talks about her fourth album and music from the depth of her soul


or anyone who knows her or her music, Tift Merritt is a force. Powerful and immensely talented, yet somehow vulnerable and disarming, she leaves memorable impressions impossible not to adore. A North Carolina native and former Wilmington resident, Merritt built a career and musical catalog impressive as any in the music industry over the last few years—much to the pride of her local brethren. Now, with the release of her fourth and newest album, See You on the Moon, Tift Merritt has produced perhaps her most intimate and personal effort to date. With longtime bandmates and collaborators Jay Brown and Zeke Hutchins at the core, the new songs feel like home: warm, comfortable and familiar. Recently, encore spoke with Merrit on a stop during her latest tour—which lands in Wilmington on July 17th at Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre—to discuss the new record, the intimacy of songwriting, and the importance of getting out of the way of a good song. encore: What does playing with the same band over the years offer you as a songwriter and performer? Tift Merritt: I really believe in having long-term artistic relationships. I’ve always believed that, and I think the ability to change and grow together is really what makes a band strong. I have a complete shorthand with Jay and Zeke. We can read each other so well—we’re family. I think when you make a record one of the luckiest things is to have this musical core. The music industry is a pretty fast-moving place, and when you’re making things, I just think it’s important to have people around you who know and understand what you’re trying to do, rather than always trying to have to explain yourself. e: Does having that core around you ever prevent you from taking chances, musically? TM: The way that I am—and I think that this record is a good example—I think that when you’re comfortable, and you’re in the right place, and you’re surrounded by people that you love, that’s when you can take chances. I also think that we’re people who push ourselves. Being in this band has never been about, “Hey, let’s just do the thing we’ve always done because we’ve always done it.” I think we would’ve not have been able to keep doing it if that was really what we were about. We’ve always been about pushing forward. With this record, in particular, it was us and our friend [and producer] Tucker Matine, who actually came to North Carolina and really became a part of our musical family. He fit in so well, and he’s really just the same kind of person we are. He was so calm and sure that we

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by: Adrian Varnam

Tift Merritt Special guest: Dawn Landes July 17th, 6 p.m. • $20-$25 Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre would find more in ourselves than we even expected. He really looked after where we were coming from and the uniqueness of our point of view. It’s at that point where you really drop your guard, and reach further into places and experiment. I usually find a supportive atmosphere way more productive than one where people beat you up. e: When you brought Tucker into the fold, did some of the new songs come out of that organically, or did you already know what you were going to do before you sat down? TM: It was a mix. I think that we knew we were going to try to bring out the best in everybody, and to preserve what was unique about what we were doing. What’s interesting about this record is, on a couple of the songs, Tucker kept as close to the demos as anybody ever has. A lot of times when you make demos, you turn them over, and everybody kind of forgets about them—I mean, that’s kind of how producers make their mark. But Tucker was very faithful to my demos, and he’s someone that you’re really able to trust without even trying. I think at that point you can go in a bunch of different directions and that’s very exciting. e: This new record seems particularly personal and visceral; although, I think all of your records have that quality to a certain extent. Was this one more personal than others, or does it just reflect what’s going on in your life right now? TM: I always think that my work should be getting more and more personal. Not in a way that’s embarrassing for anyone, but I think as a writer if you’re getting down to it, if you’re cutting to the bone, it’s hopefully getting better. I just think, Why would I be making this work if it wasn’t personal to me? I think that good work, by the time that it’s put out into the world, has form and function—it’s not just a page in my diary, for instance. But, I really don’t understand why you would write things that weren’t important to you. Hopefully, the longer that I’m a writer and the more that I do this, the distance between my work and myself is less and less. And I don’t fear giving too much away, because these songs are just little snippets in my life, and there’s always more.

LONG-TERM ARTISTRY: Tift Merritt and her impressive band stop at Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre on July 17th, 6 p.m.

e: I just recently saw the video for “Feel of the World,” and found it incredibly touching. How did that come about? TM: To me, that song is very much the heart of this record. I wrote it when my grandmother was dying, my father was with her, and I was really far away. I wrote it really fast. When you think about a subject like death, it’s hard to put it into words, and I just thought about the tactile things that you would miss. I realized when I finished it that it was much more a letter from my grandfather, who had passed away 30 years ago, just waiting for my grandmother. To tell the story now doesn’t do it justice, but it was a very moving thing for me. When I had gotten to my mother’s house and my grandmother had died, she had these slides out—or maybe I had asked for some family pictures, because I wanted some pic-

tures to go along with the song. It turns out there were these rolls of Super 8 film from the 1940s that had never been developed, so I sent them off. When I got it back, it was this amazing footage of my grandfather and grandmother when they were young; it just blew me away. It fit with that song in a way that was so mysterious, and just awesome, and that became the video. e: When you’re sitting down and trying to write something that’s important to your family like “Feel of the World,” how do you prepare yourself for that? TM: I think you just have to be very humble, and I think that you have to get out of the way. I think that you have to put everything that has to do with your ego aside and be open. Music is bigger than any one person, and you just have to be really grateful that you’re a part of it, treat it with tenderness and respect, and know that you come second.

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WEDNESDAY, jUlY 14 BiBis ellison anD tiM BlaCK —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 oPen MiC W/ sean geRaRD (9PM) —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 JeReMy noRRis —Sunset Cafe, 5500 Market St.; 791-1900 DJ FReDDy/KaRaoKe (CountRy) —Coconut Jacks; 5027 Market St., 202-8288 ZyRyaB —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269 DJ P. FunK —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 DJ tiMe —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington oPen MiC W/ gaRy allen —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 Piano sHoW —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 eRiC anD CaRey B. —El Zarrape Cantina, 103 Lake Park Blvd.; 458-5255 KaRaoKe W/ DJ BiKeR RoB —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204

KaRaoKe —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 BaReFoot CReeK —Dick’s Last Resort, 4700 HWY 17 S.; (843) 272-7794 sai Collins —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115 Ron RonneR —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 DJ JuiCe —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 KaRaoKe —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 KaRaoKe WitH BoB Clayton —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 JaMes JaRvis & FRienDs (7PM-8PM), JiM asHley’s oPen MiC —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 nutt House iMPRov —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 oPen MiC nigHt —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223

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DJ stRetCH —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 oPen MiC W/ gaRy allen —Brass Pelican; 2112 N. New River Dr., Surf City, NC 328-4373 inConsequential —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 DJ —Flat Eddie’s; 5400 Oleander Dr., 799-7000 DJ Be extReMe KaRaoKe —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269 FRieD lot —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc., 256-0115 DJ Dane BRitt —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 DJ Don’t stoP —Slick and Reds, 2501 S. College Rd.; 798-5355 live MusiC —Carolina Ale House; 317-c College Rd., 791-9393 KaRaoKe W/ loRi BetH —Griff’s Tavern @ George St.; 793-2628

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oPen MiC nigHt —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 Ron Dallas (7PM-10PM) —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395 toP 40 DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 MiKe o’Donnell — Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 goggleZ PiZano —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 sMitH anD PuCKett —Brixx Pizza; Mayfaire Towne Center, 6801 Main St. 256-9677 FRanKie allen —Dick’s Last Resort, 4700 HWY 17 S.; (843) 272-7794 BiBis anD BlaCK —Sunset Cafe, 5500 Market St.; 791-1900 steven CoMPton —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 suMMeRFest: Colt FoRD, sunny leD-

GRAND UNION PUB 1125 Military Cutoff Rd. (910) 256-9133

46/%": Reggae ON SUNDaY @ 7:30


.0/%": eNgliSh pUb Night


56&4%": $2 tUeSDaYS






perry smith


brent stimmel

8&%/&4%": bURgeR aND a beeR hUMp-DaY

FRIDAY & SAT acoustic live music on the outdoor back deck

5)634%": WiNe & piNtS

SUNDAY 1/2 price wine list TUESDAY Twosome Tuesday - 10% off entrees for two $5 Wine Feature WEDNESDAY Ladies Night - cheese and chocolate, $8/lady THURSDAY $25 four-course menu, $2.50 drafts and $6 martinis FRIDAY 70’s night - good vibes and great prices


It’s a low-cost high-impact way to send encore readers your way!

FuRD, PaRMalee, luKe KauFMan —City Limits Saloon, 901 Tryon Hill Dr., RALEIGH, (919) 829-3939 tHe RagWeeD Boys —Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar, 1211 S. Lake Blvd; 458-2000 FReeDoM HaWK —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 sea Pans —Holiday Inn Resort (Gabby’s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 PaCo stRiCKlanD —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 DJ CeD —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 KaRaoKe —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 FaMily KaRaoKe —Alfie’s, 2528 Castle Hayne Rd.; 251-5707 toM RHoDes —Front Street Brewery, 9 N. Front St.; 251-1935 JaMes JaRvis & FRienDs (7PM-8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607


'3*%": CaNtiNa Night




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138 South Front Street Downtown Wilmington


friDAY, julY 16 James JaRvis & fRieNDs (7pm-8pm) â&#x20AC;&#x201D;The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 kaRaoke koNg â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Slick and Reds, 2501 S. College Rd.; 798-5355 DJ â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872 piaNo show â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846

DJ stRetCh â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Trebenzioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 DJ sCooteR fResh â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Rox, 208 Market St.; 343-0402 LatiNo Night with DJ â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 RoBBie BeRRy â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Southpaw Sports Bar, 123 Princess St.;338-1886 DJ CeD â&#x20AC;&#x201D;The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 meLviN aND sayeR â&#x20AC;&#x201D;El Zarrape Cantina, 103 Lake Park Blvd.; 458-5255 kaRaoke with BoB CLaytoN â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 DJ CouNtRy â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Coconut Jacks; 5027 Market St., 202-8288 DJ hooD â&#x20AC;&#x201D;SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401 DJ Be DaNCe paRty â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269 RoN etheRiDge & JasoN wooLwiNe â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Barbary Coast; 116 S. Front St., 762-8996 opeN miC Night â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Java Junkies Coffee Bar; 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 399-6977 DJ â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 DJ â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Black Horn Bar, 15 Carolina Beach Avenue N.; 458-5255



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MONDAY All Pizzas $5 in the bar after 5pm 22oz Domestic Draft $200 TUESDAY Live Jazz in the Bar Half Price Bottles of Wine Absolut Dream $5 â&#x20AC;˘ PaciďŹ co $2.50 WEDNESDAY Corona\Corona Light $250 Margarita\Peach Margaritas $4 Miller Light Bottles $150 THURSDAY Gran Martinis $7 â&#x20AC;˘ Red Stripe $250 FRIDAY Cosmos $4 â&#x20AC;˘ 007 $350 Harps bottles $250 Island Sunsets $5 SATURDAY Baybreeze\Seabreeze $4 22oz Blue Moon Draft $3 Select domestic bottles $150 SUNDAY Domestic Draft Pints $150 Bloody Marys $4 White Russians $4 LIVE MUSIC Tues. July 20th THE WAHL PROJECT Thurs. July 22nd THE TRAVELERS 5564 Carolina Beach Rd 452-1212

DJ time â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Fibber McGeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 kaRaoke w/ DJ vaL â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Katyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 foRtCh (6pm-10pm) â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Greg Normanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; 4930 Hwy 17, N. Myrtle Bch., 843-361-0000 oveRtyme â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Holiday Inn Resort (Gabbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 aDam wooDs â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Surfâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar & Grill; 5500 Market St., 791-9021 fuLL Dish â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115 maRk DaffeR â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 souL poweR posse â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Black Horn Bar, 15 Carolina Beach Avenue N.; 458-5255 white wizzaRD â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Big Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s American Saloon; 6745-B Market St. DyNamiC theRmatoNes â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Airlie Gardens; 300 Airlie Rd., 798-7700 oysteR Boy â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar, 1211 S. Lake Blvd; 458-2000 BaLD fuRy, DJ DaNe BRitt â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Beach House Bar â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 peRRy smith â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Little Dipper, 138 S. Front St.; 251-0433 the viNyL souND â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400






CouRtesy of aRtist

DJ Compose â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Port City Pub, 121 Grace St.; 251-3791 DJ RiChteRmeisteR â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 Nutt stReet opeN miC â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 DJ â&#x20AC;&#x153;mR Leeâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 fiReDaNCe & DRums @ DaRk, DJ mit psytRaNCe (11pm) â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 kaRaoke with BoB CLaytoN â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 CLassy kaRaoke with maNDy CLaytoN â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Remedies, Market Street; 392-8001 Root souL pRoJeCt â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Carolina Beach Boardwalk; 910-458-8434 futuRe isLaNDs â&#x20AC;&#x201D;The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088

KiD Cool ColleCtive: catch them This friday, july 16, at wild wing cafe!

Bmw â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866 maChiNe guN â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Downtown Sundown; riverfront downtown, 763-7349 potato heaDs â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Buffalo Wild Wings, Monkey Junction; 392-7224 Live musiC â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Costelloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666

fRieD Lot â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Sunset Cafe, 5500 Market St.; 791-1900 aNthoNy RyCkmaN â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Murphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Irish Pub; off I-40 @ exit 385 (at the Mad Boar Restaurant), 285-8888 kiD CooL CoLLeCtive (photo) â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 weapoN of ChoiCe, haRe kRishNa, ChiLDReN of the ReptiLe â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500

Live musiC (8pm) â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Wrightsville Grille, 6766 Wrightsville Ave.; 509-9839 upstaRts & Rogue â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 teN toes up â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Kefi, 2012 Eastwood Road; 256-3558 Live musiC â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223

100 S. Front St. Downtown 251-1832 1/2 priced select apppetizers m-f 4-7pm MONDAY $10 Bud/Light Buckets $4 Jack Daniels â&#x20AC;˘ $3 Capt. Morgan TUESDAY $1 Tacos 4-7pm â&#x20AC;˘ $3 sauza $15 margarita pitchers $3 Mexican Beers $5 Top Shelf Tequila â&#x20AC;˘ $7 Patron WEDNESDAY $3 Pints (10 Drafts) $5 Jager Bombs â&#x20AC;˘ $2 wells THURSDAY Mug Night $2 Domestic Drafts w/HK MUG $5 Bombers â&#x20AC;˘ $4 Jim Beam $3 pinnacle flavored vodkas $3.50 MicroBrews FRIDAY $3 Select Draft $4 Fire Fly Shooters $5 Red Bull Vodka SATURDAY $2.50 Miller Lt or Yuengling Draft $8 Pitcher â&#x20AC;˘ $3 Kamikaze $4 Well Drinks SUNDAY $2.50 Bud/Light Draft $8 Pitcher â&#x20AC;˘ $5 Crown Royal $4 Bloody Mary

CATCH ALL THE ACTION WITH MLB EXTRA INNINGS ON 10 HDTVS and HD big screen Your Team - Every Game, Every DAY 118 Princess St â&#x20AC;˘ (910)763-4133


1/2 PRICE APPS. 4-6pm OPEN MIC NIGHT $ 2 Budweiser â&#x20AC;˘ $225 Heineken $ 3 Gin & Tonic 56&4%":

1/2 PRICE APPS. 4-6pm LIVE MUSIC FROM JOHNNY ACOUSTIC $ 2 White Wolf $250 Redstripe $ 50 3 Wells 35¢ Wings at 8pm 8&%/&4%":

1/2 PRICE APPS. 4-6pm LIVE MUSIC FROM ROB RONNER $ 50 2 Blue Moons $ 50 2 Corona/Corona Light 1/2 Priced Wine Bottles 5)634%":

LIVE MUSIC FROM MIKE Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;DONNELL $ 2 Domestic Bottles, â&#x20AC;˘ $275 Import Bottles, $ 3 Rum and Coke '3*%":

LIVE$ MUSIC IN THE$ COURTYARD 3 Landshark â&#x20AC;˘ 3 Kamikaze $ 5 Bombs 4"563%":

LIVE MUSIC IN THE COURTYARD Rooftop open by 6pm Dance floor open by 10pm


.0/%": $2.50 Budweiser Draft $4.00 Well Liquor FROM 4 UNTIL CLOSE $.50 Wings Buffalo, BBQ, or Teriyaki 56&4%": $2.50 Miller Lite Draft, $4.00 Hurricanes FROM 4 UNTIL CLOSE $6 Buffalo Shrimp or Chicken Tenders 8&%/&4%": $2.50 Yuengling Draft, $2.50 Domestic Bottles FROM 4 UNTIL CLOSE $2 Sliders 5)634%": $3.00 Coronas, $4.00 Margaritas FROM 4 UNTIL CLOSE $5 Cajun Shrimp or Fish Tacos '3*%": $3.00 Select Pint 4"563%": $5.50 Cosmos, Dirty Martinis or Apple Martinis 46/%": $5 Bloody Marys Half Priced Appetizers After 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


LIVE MUSIC FROM L SHAPE LOT (3-7) and ROCKINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ROOFTOP KARAOKE (8-12) $ 5 Tommy Bahama Mojitos $ 75 2 Corona $350 Bloody Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;˘ $3 Mimosas encore | july 14-20 , 2010 | 17

Wild Men FroM Borneo —Dick’s Last Resort, 4700 HWY 17 S.; (843) 272-7794 Paul GriMshaW Band —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 Ten BeloW —Grand Union Pub, 1125 Military Cutoff; 256-9133 KoosTic ThanG —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 Jason MarKs —Henry’s, 2806 Independence Blvd.; 793-2929 live BaiT —Mayfaire Music on the Town, Mayfaire Town Center

Saturday, july 17

dJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 dJ P. Money —Rox, 208 Market St.; 343-0402 Piano shoW —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 dJ —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872 dJ sTreTch, live JaM WiTh Benny hill —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 roBBie Berry —Smileys Tavern, 723 N. 4th Street; 399-1669 iaMhuMan —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 Beach & shaG niGhT —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595

classy KaraoKe WiTh Mandy clayTon —Remedies, Market Street; 392-8001 dJ scooTer Fresh —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 live counTry Music —Coconut Jacks; 5027 Market St., 202-8288 dJ —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington susan savia (12-2PM) —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 BiBis and BlacK —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 Will revo —Francesco’s, 839 S. Kerr Ave.; 793-5656 dJ —SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401 overTyMe —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 dJ —Ronnie’s Place, 6745-B Market St.; 228-8056 KaraoKe WiTh BoB clayTon —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 KaraoKe —Griff’s Tavern @ George St.; 6320 Market St., 793-2628 KaraoKe —Java Junkies Coffee Bar; 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 399-6977 KaraoKe W/ dJ val —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 live Music (8PM) —Wrightsville Grille, 6766 Wrightsville Ave.; 509-9839

rooT soul ProJecT —Surf’s Bar & Grill; 5500 Market St., 791-9021 Mr. MarK —Riverfront Farmers’ Market; Water St. Wilmington TiFT MerriT, daWn landes —Greenfield Lake Amphitheater Benny hill —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115 ToM rhodes —Black Horn Bar, 15 Carolina Beach Avenue N.; 458-5255 Blind leMon PledGe, dJ dane BriTT —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 ForTch (5PM-8PM) —Hot Fish Club; 4911 Hwy 17, Murrells Inlet 843-357-9175 ed Torres —Holiday Inn Resort (Gabby’s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 Bald Fury —Lo-re-Leis Pub; 1019 Old Folkstone Rd; Sneads Ferry 327-0900 BrenT sTiMMel —Little Dipper, 138 S. Front St.; 251-0433 sTeven Gossin —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 oysTer Boy —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866 BaG oF Toys —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616

adaM hiGGins —Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market; Lake Park Blvd., 28428 BiG al hall and The MarchinG raMs —Buffalo Wild Wings, Monkey Junction; 392-7224 liquid PlaTinuM —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 dave Bohn —Sunset Cafe, 5500 Market St.; 791-1900 The hoT seaTs —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 The desiGn —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 The indePendenTs, dielecTrics and The villians —Reggie’s, 1415 S. 42nd St. live Music —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 PorT ciTy PuPPeT FesTival FeaTurinG hellBlinKi —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 Travis shalloW & Friends —Oceanic, Oceanfront Wrightsville Beach; 256-5551 PoTaTo heads —Murphy’s Irish Pub; off I-40 @ exit 385 (at the Mad Boar Restaurant), 285-8888 BliveT —Grand Union Pub, 1125 Military Cutoff;2569133

Wild Men FroM Borneo —Dick’s Last Resort, 4700 HWY 17 S.; (843) 272-7794 headWay —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 live Music —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 carl neWTon & The 5Th ave. Band —Kefi, 2012 Eastwood Road; 256-3558 dJ seTh cooPer —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301

Sunday, july 18 JaM WiTh Benny hill —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 dJ counTry / FaMily day —Coconut Jacks; 5027 Market St., 202-8288 roGer davis (Brunch) —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395 dJ P. Money —Rox, 208 Market St.; 343-0402 susan savia (10aM-2PM) —Havana’s; 1 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, 458-2822 KaraoKe —Sunset Cafe, 5500 Market St.; 791-1900 nTranze —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 selah duBB —Grand Union Pub, 1125 Military Cutoff;2569133

yoichi TaJiri —Cameron Art Museum; 3201 South 17th St., 395-5999 TrezBluz —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115 l shaPe loT (3-7), sTeve Todd & saM Melvin (8-12) —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 soul PoWer Posse —Bluewater Grill, 4 Marina St.; 256-8500 MiKe o’donnell (6-9PM) —Wrightsville Grille, 6766 Wrightsville Ave.; 509-9839 dJBe KaraoKe —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 KaraoKe W/ dJ BaTTle —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 dJ ced —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 Galen on GuiTar (Brunch) —Courtyard Marriott, 100 Charlotte Ave., Carolina Beach; (800) 321-2211 sunday niGhT Fever —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 ForTch (6:30PM-10:30PM) —Dick’s Last Resort, 4700 HWY 17 S.; (843) 272-7794

monday, july 19 oPen Mic niGhT —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737

5001 Market Street (attached to the Ramada Inn)


EvEryday spEcials 2 Miller Lite Bottles $150 PBR Pints $ 3 Cherry & Blueberry Bombs $ 2 Bud Light Draft $ 3 Drifter Shots $ 50

Monday - Service Industry Night (Special and Draft of choice for $6.99 TuEsday - $2 Wells WEdnEsday- 100 oz. PBR or Bud Light ONLY $10 • $1 Tacos Thursday - Margaritas $3 Friday - $3 Wells saTurday - $5 L.I.T. sunday - Bucket of Beer Specials WEEKly EvEnTs WEdnEsday – KaRaOKe Thursday – LIve MuSIC Fri. & saT. – LIve MuSIC saTurday

CORN HOLe TOuRNaMeNT: 1pm sign up; 2pm start - $10/team. 2nd place gets $10, 1st gets the rest!!


BeeR PONg TOuRNaMeNT: 1PM sign up; 2PM start - $10/team. 2nd place gets $10, 1st gets the rest!! 108 Walnut Street Phone (910) 762-1704

18 encore | july 14-20, 2010 |

6-5*."5& )"11: )063 FREE quality bar food when you purchase a drink 5-7pm

DRINK SPECIALS EASY AS 1-2-3! $1 Select Draft $2 Domestic Bottles $3 Margaritas & Long Island Iced Teas

Everyday All Day Long

$5.99 All-You-Can-Eat Wings at the Bar 9 PM until close everyday

all specials for a limited time only

4126 Oleander Dr. (910) 792-9700

Tuesday - Shag Night Free Shag Lessons w/ Brad White Beginner 7:30 Intermediate 8:00 Dancing till 11:00 $5 cover $2 Domestics $3 Imports Thursday - Ladies Night Free Line Dance Lessons with Barbara Braak @ 7:30 $2 Coors Light $5 Martini List $5 cover Friday - Salsa Night Begins with Argentine Tango Lessons @ 7:30 $5 cover Salsa Lessons @ 9:30 & DJ Lalo Open till 2:30 $2 Tequila Shots $3 Corona saTurday Beach & Shag DJ 7:30 Salsa @ 11:00 till Close $2 Coors Light $3 Dos XX PrivaTe ParTy Booking 910 791-7595

TUESDAy, jULy 20

KaraoKe W/ dJ BiKer roB —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 KaraoKe —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 JoHnny acouStic —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 reggae tueSdayS —Green Light Lounge; 21 N. Front St., Basement dane Britt KaraoKe —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 ron dallaS (7PM-10PM) —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395 JereMy norriS —Griff’s Tavern @ George St.; 6320 Market St., 793-2628 traviS SHalloW & JaSon WoolWine —Wrightsville Grille, 6766 Wrightsville Ave.; 509-9839 oPen Mic nigHt —Surf’s Bar & Grill; 5500 Market St., 791-9021 BiBiS elliSon and tHe SPare cHange Band —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 SelaH duBB —Oceanic, Oceanfront Wrightsville Beach; 256-5551 live acouStic —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838

toP 40 W/ dJ val —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 JaSon MarKS —Henry’s, 2806 Independence Blvd.; 793-2929 act ii —Dick’s Last Resort, 4700 HWY 17 S.; (843) 272-7794 tHe WaHl ProJect —Rucker John’s, 5564 Carolina Beach Rd.; 452-1212 tHe Bil KrauSS SHoW —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 caPe fear BlueS JaM —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 KaraoKe Kong —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 JaMeS JarviS & friendS (7PM-8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 KaraoKe WitH BoB clayton —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 nutt HouSe iMProv —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 radio HayeS and ecHoPoint21 —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 dJ “Mr lee” —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 dJ eyecon —SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401 root Soul ProJect —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866


oPen Mic W/ Sean gerard (9PM) —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 BiBiS elliSon and tiM BlacK —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 JereMy norriS —Sunset Cafe, 5500 Market St.; 791-1900 dJ freddy/KaraoKe (country) —Coconut Jacks; 5027 Market St., 202-8288 ZyryaB —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269 dJ P. funK —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 dJ tiMe —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington oPen Mic W/ gary allen —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 KaraoKe W/ dJ BiKer roB —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 Piano SHoW —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 KaraoKe —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 Barefoot creeK —Dick’s Last Resort, 4700 HWY 17 S.; (843) 272-7794 Benny Hill —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115 act ii —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647

Show Stoppers: Concerts around the region HOUSE OF BLUES 4640 HWy 17 S., Myrtle BeacH, Sc (843) 272-3000 7/14: Cool Tour 2010: As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Between The Buried and Me 7/16: Tuesday’s Gone (Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute) 7/18: Gospel Brunch 7/20: Cee Jay (Comedian)


101 BiltMore avenue, aSHeville (828) 225-5851

7/15: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, We Are Each Other feat. Aaron Embry 7/17 - 7/18: Godspell & Resurrectio 7/19: Modest Mouse, Morning Teleportation

CAT’S CRADLE 300 e. Main St., carrBoro, nc (919) 967-9053

7/16: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (photo), We Are Each Other feat. Aaron Embry 7/17: The Love Language (CD Release Party) The Light Pines, Shit Horse 7/21: The Butchies, Tami Hart, Pink Flag eric and carey B. —El Zarrape Cantina, 103 Lake Park Blvd.; 458-5255 dJ Juice —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 KaraoKe WitH BoB clayton —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 JaMeS JarviS & friendS (7PM-8PM), JiM aSHley’S oPen Mic —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 nutt HouSe iMProv —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 oPen Mic nigHt —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 KaraoKe —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 dJ —High Tide Lounge, 1800 Carolina Beach Ave., Carolina Bch; 458-0807 fortcH (6PM-10PM) —Greg Norman’s; 4930 Hwy 17, N. Myrtle Bch., 843-361-0000

All entertainment must be turned in to encore by noon every Thursday for consideration in the weekly entertainment calendar. Venues are responsible for notifying encore of any changes, removals or additions to their weekly schedules.

LINCOLN THEATRE 126 e. caBarruS St., raleigH (919) 821-4111 7/17: Garland Mason Band, Adam Pitts, Lizh 7/21: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Blues & Lasers

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live Piano —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 oPen Mic nigHt —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 Paul griMSHaW —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 oPen Mic nigHt —Port City Pub, 121 Grace St.; 251-3791 oPen Mic W/ Beau —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 live MuSic —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 long drive —Dick’s Last Resort, 4700 HWY 17 S.; (843) 272-7794 oPen Mic WitH viva —El Zarrape Cantina, 103 Lake Park Blvd.; 458-5255 dJ dane Britt —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 JaMeS JarviS & friendS (7PM-8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 dJ eyecon —Mansion on Market; 6317 Market St., 395-5028 oPen Mic nigHt —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866 dJ tiMe —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 dJ ricHterMeiSter —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838

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7/14: 12 Stones 7/15: Pepper, Outlaw Nation 7/16: Another Day Falls, Lucky 5, Pradigy Gt 7/17: Rayen Belchere, Early Ray, Chad York, Will Newhouse, Dustin Houston 7/18: Streetwise Music Showcase Of Student Bands

TWC PAVILION AT WALNUT CREEK 3801 rocK Quarry rd., raleigH (919) 831-640 7/17: John Mayer

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Sapona Green Building Center Business: Sapona Green Building Center, LLC Motto: Promoting cleaner living for a greener tomorrow Owners: Elaine Logothetis Jack & Matthew F. Jack Years in Wilmington: 3 1/2 years Hours: M-F 10-5, Saturday 12-4 closed Sunday Address: 716 S. 17th Street (910) 762-1505 e: Why did you decide to pursue an independent business in Wilmington, NC? ELJ: We wanted to combine our efforts and work together. I am in biology and conservation, and Matt’s in construction, we want to offer Wilmingtonians more sustainable options for their homes or business. e: Have you worked corporately or globally, and how do you compare that job with a locally owned business—perks/downfalls? ELJ: I have worked in both and was also self-

employed with grant funded projects, so there are similarities in generating and securing funding sources to execute your ideas. Matt worked where funding was more consistent. We discovered that it was a lot harder to procure loans than expected to open a small business, even when the economy was good. On the flip-side, owning your own business has many pluses — you’re the boss, and you can initiate your ideas. e: What products does your store offer that stand above others in town? ELJ: Sapona Green is the region’s premier onestop shop for sustainable building materials and solutions. We aim to carry products that are truly green. We do the research so you don’t have to! e: Tell us a customer-related story that sums up your service to Wilmingtonians? ELJ: We strive to meet the customer’s expectations by educating them about who we are and what we do, answering questions, solving their problem if appropriate and providing solid customer service. e: What has been the funniest moment to hap-

pen in your current business? ELJ: We get a lot of funny pronunciations of the company’s name “Sapona”. The Saponees were a Native American tribe, living along this region of the Cape Fear River. We selected the name because the Native Americans are the fore-founders of sustainability. e: If you had a magic wand to better the current business-scape in our area, what would you do to make changes? ELJ: To get everyone thinking on the same page about why sustainable is so important — it benefits your health, the health of the environment, save you money, and is stylish and functional.

centered, and Matt is a runner. We also like to garden, work on the house and get away camping when we can. e: Your favorite place in Wilmington to visit is where, and why? ELJ: This may sound strange to many, but Oakdale Cemetery. Oakdale is truly a hidden treasure of this town. I can meander around for a long while appreciating the open space, the flora and the history.

e: What’s next on your agenda in evolving your store/product line? ELJ: We are always trying to grow our options in flooring and countertops because those are our main sellers. e: Your extra-curricular activities consist of? ELJ: We have a 3-year-old son, Leo, who was our impetus to open Sapona. We love spending time exploring town with him. I practice yoga to stay encore | july 14-20, 2010 | 21



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A Bland, Dour, Mope Fest: The ‘Twilight’ fad unfortunately continues


ometimes you find yourself writing a passing review for a garbage film, because so many people are fans. Like the Star Wars prequels. Yes, they were complete shit. Yet, they make a billion dollars so you end up giving the shinola a better review than it deserves. The Twilight films have been treated with kid gloves by critics because the movies have such a fervent fan base. For a critic to dismiss Eclipse is akin to a printed admission of being out of touch. Guess what kids: I’m out of touch. Twilight is shit. Garbage. Deep-fried excrement. It is unoriginal and patronizing. Stephanie Meyer has defanged our greatest monsters and turned them into shiny fops. Our werewolves have become shirtless Abercrombie models. The heroine of the story has the charisma of a comatose librarian. Still, these movies have made billions of dollars worldwide. But, dear readers, don’t ever confuse populism with quality. Sure, the Twilight series has fans. Teenage girls! So I ask: Since when has this demographic been known for quality? Let’s examine some of the things teenage girls made famous. • Leif Garret • New Kids on the Block • Justin Bieber • Ricky Martin • “Full House” • Miley Cyrus • Snap Bracelets • The Bedazzler • Pants with the word “Juicy” across the backside. • “High School: The Musical” Is there anything on that list that isn’t truly awful? Should we really be looking to teenage girls as arbiters of good taste? To be fair (and to avoid any “sexist” comments that could crowd the encore inbox), I’ve prepared a list of awful things teenage boys are responsible for. • Dane Cook • Pro-wrestling • Ed Hardy T-shirts and hats • Limp Bizkit • Linkin Park Notice the lack of movies on this list. That’s because teenage boys are too busy looking for actual pornography. Twilight equates pornography for teenage girls. Emotional pornography—flirty, innuendo-laced smut.

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Twilight: Eclipse Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner


VAMPIRE LOVE: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart continue driving teenage girls mad over ‘Twilight’’s blood-sucking emotional pornography.

Eclipse is the latest chapter of the vampire-human-werewolf lust triangle. I almost pity the actors. They seem like genuinely interesting people given the worst possible scenes through which they try and trudge. Every scene showing Kristen Stewart constantly making uncomfortable faces like she has sand in her ass crack says it’s so. Every move that Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner make as lovesick morons proves it’s true. The entire second act of the movie is little more than a tennis match. Bella is the ball, and the two throbbing young men swat at her with their rackets. I know why women like this movie. Two good-looking guys, each of them with a

dark side, pine for a shy little waif: “Oh, you two aren’t going to fight over little old me, are you?” The whole supernatural world revolves around one girl. What woman wouldn’t want to be at the center of all that? This is a modern day Helen of Troy story. Lovely girl. Nations ready to fight for her life or death. There’s a couple of action sequences that are fairly entertaining. Watching an army of “newborns” (freshly minted vampires” being ripped to shreds by other vampires and a pack of feral wolves was cool. But the thrills are brief. And the agonizing pain of teenage melodrama seems endless. Much of the movie plays like a Senate hearing. Long, rambling diatribes about feelings, opinions and a lot of wasted energy. The scariest thing about the vampires and werewolves in the Twilight saga is that they might talk you to death. What is sad is the potential in such an idea. Author Stephanie Meyer, an international bestseller, has come up with a really interesting concept. Not having read the books (nor having any intention to), I can’t tell if the films are faithful. Honestly, I don’t know if it would make the movies better or worse. The characters are so ridiculously pious, especially considering they are monsters. Eclipse lacks a real dark side. And, in a movie with so much talk about life and death, it would be nice to feel either of those extremes. These films are bland, dour, mope fests. There’s no one for whom to root—only unbridled angst channeled through children who think love means always having to look constipated. Shed no tears for me. The suffering, while palatable, temporarily lasted. Instead, shed a tear for the teenage girls that will outgrow this nonsense and realize they have spent an unforgivable amount of their allowance on movies, T-shirts, books and assorted paraphernalia. I doubt history will be kind to the Twilight franchise. Then again, it’s difficult for anything that stinks this bad to age well.

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reel to reel this week in film The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo Cinematique Thalian Hall • 310 Chestnut Street July 19 - 20, 7:30pm, $7

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her beloved uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Regal Mayfaire Cinemas 900 Town Center Drive • (910) 256-0556 Call for times • $6.50 - $9.50 When the hostile Fire Nation threatens to enslave the Water, Earth, and Air Nations, a reluctant and irresponsible boy must face his destiny as the Avatar, the Chosen One who can restore the world order. This new animated series centers on twelve-year-old Aang, who must forgo his selfish wandering to learn to master his latent powers over the four elements. Only then can he conquer the Firebenders, the evil magi who threaten the world

Bill Hicks: Sane Man Subversive Film Series Juggling Gypsy •1612 Castle St. (910) 763-2223 Sundays, 8pm • Free “Sane Man” is the first filmed document of a complete Bill Hicks performance; shot in 1989 before Bill recorded his first comedy album. A newly-sober Hicks paces the stage like a wild animal, riffing effortlessly on a variety of his favorite topics. Bill’s performance is unpredictable, beyond edgy and so focused you have to see it to believe it. All AreA movie listings And pArAgrAph synopses cAn be found At

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dining guide american Brixx Wood Fired Pizza A short drive from the beach, Brixx Wood Fired Pizza in Mayfaire Town Center is a fun, friendly neighborhood restaurant. Serving the best brickoven pizzas around, Brixx also offers a fine selection of signature focaccia sandwiches, pastas, fresh salads and desserts. Stop in for a quick lunch, or kick back on the patio with one of 24 beers on tap or 14 wines by the glass. Brixx is also a late-night destination, serving 2-for-1 pizzas and appetizers after 10pm Open until 1am Monday through Saturday and 11pm on Sunday.6801 Main Street, Wilmington, NC 28405. (910) 2569677.

BLUeWaTer 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 Sunday during the summer months. Large parties welcome. Private event space available. 4 Marina Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC . (910) 256.8500.

cHriS’ coSmic KiTcHen Serving breakfast all day as well as lunch and handmade cheesecake, Chef and Owner Chris Lubben loves to make many of his menu items from scratch. Whether you’re in the mood for a fluffy 3egg Omelet, Shrimp & Grits, Prime Rib Sandwich or Andes Mint Cheesecake, Chris’ Cosmic Kitchen is your “Out of this World” Breakfast/Lunch Destination. Evening restaurant rental is available, as well as a Personal Chef service. Chris’ Cosmic Kitchen is located at 420 Eastwood Rd, Unit 109, on the corner of Racine Dr. and Eastwood Rd. OPEN: TuesdaySaturday 7am-4pm & 5pm-9pm. Sunday Brunch 9-2. Closed Monday. Take-out calls welcome, 792-6720. Follow us on Twitter @CosmicKitchen.

c.G. daWGS For great traditional New York style eats with Southern charm look no further than C.G. Dawgs. You will be drawn in by the aroma of fine beef franks served with witty banter and good natured delivery from the cleanest hot dog carts in Wilmington. Sabrett famous hot dogs and Italian sausages are the primary fare offered, with a myriad of condiments for all of your mid-day or late night cravings. You may find them daily at their new location on the boardwalk of Market and Water St. from 11am to 5pm. Saturdays at the farmers market. Thursday-Saturday nights they are on Market St. between Front and 2nd St. from 10pm to 3:00am. Then they finish the week off at Fibbers on Sunday nights until 3am. To busy to leave the office? Ask about their lunch time delivery service for downtown!!

FLaT eddie’S Are you ready to eddie? FLAT eddie’s upbeat, modern dining room & bar makes eddie’s the new “it” place to dine in Wilmington for New American Cuisine. Why FLAT eddie’s? Their signature flatbreads!

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These flavorful creations start with scratch-made dough, stretched thin and piled high with ingredients like roma tomatoes, succulent shrimp and luxurious cheeses. All sandwiches and burgers are under $8 and their entrees are unique and bold. FLAT eddie’s bar serves up $2 and $3 beer and cocktail specials daily. Private dining area available. Large groups welcome. Family-style meals to go available. 5400 Oleander Drive, Wilmington . (910) 799.7000.

HeLLS KiTcHen This former Dawson’s Creek stage set has been turned into a lively pub in the heart of Downtown Wilmington. Their extensive menu ranges from classics like a thick Angus burger or NY style reuben 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 on the big screen, the atmosphere and friendly service will turn you into a regular. Open late 7 days a week, with a pool table, darts, weekly trivia, and live music on the weekends. Offers limited lunchtime delivery during the week and can accommodate large parties. M-Sat 11am until late, opens Sundays at noon. 118 Princess St, (910) 763-4133.

HenrY’S 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 and offers daily blackboard specials 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.

HoLidaY inn reSorT The Verandah Café Restaurant located in this oceanfront resort is a wonderful find. This is the perfect place to enjoy a fresh Seafood & Steak dinner while dinning outside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Chef Eric invites you to experience his daily specials in this magnificent setting. Open daily for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. (910) 256-2231 Wrightsville Beach.

KeFi Kefi, founded in 1981 by a group of friends, has a long-standing tradition as a favorite local watering hole. This Wrightsville-Beach eatery is open at 6am for breakfast, offering everything from omelets and pancakes, to shrimp and grits. Take a break from the beach and visit Kefi’s, where their menu features a variety of salads and sandwiches. There is even a “working man’s lunch,” served Monday through Friday, all for under $6. At night Kefi comes alive by serving dinner with a Southern flare. From the fried pickles appetizer to their the shrimp or oyster Po’boy to their nightly dinner specials, there is something that will make your taste buds sing. Then stick around for live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; nightly drink specials are offered. Go online at for more info and full music schedule. Open 6am-2am, seven days a week, with full ABC permits. Lunch deliveries available in the Wrightsville Beach area. Located at 2012 Eastwood Road, (910) 256-3558.

THe LiTTLe diPPer 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. Open Tuesday-Sunday, serving dinner at 5pm. Reservations are appreciated for parties of any size. Located at the corner of Front and Orange in Downtown Wilmington. 138 South Front Street • (910) 2510433

Pine VaLLeY marKeT Pine Valley Market has reigned supreme in servicing the Wilmington community for years, securing encore’s Best-Of awards in catering, gourmet shop. 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. Mon.Fri. 10am-7pm; Sat. 9am-6pm; closed Sunday. 3520 S. College Road, (910) 350-FOOD.

meLLoW mUSHroom Mellow out and relax in the comfortable atmosphere that Mellow Mushroom offers. From the giant psychadelic ‘shroom located in the bar area to the Cadillac hanging on the wall, this restaurant is far from ordinary. The open kitchen brings live entertainment as pizza dough flies in the air. Their hand-tossed, spring-water dough brings new meaning to pizzas and calzones—healthy!! With 20 drafts and an array of microbrews, domestic and import bottles, Mellow Mushroom has an extensive beer list and full bar. Also, check out their lunch specials and variety of sandwiches. Their menu also caters to everyone and offers many vegetarian dishes. Live jazz on Wednesdays. Hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-10pm; Sun., 12pm-9pm. 4311 Oleander Drive, (910) 452-3773.

TroLLY SToP Trolly Stop Hot Dogs are family owned with six locations. Since 1976 they specialize in homemade chili, slaw and sauces. Dogs include Smithfield (beef & pork), Southern Dog, Sabrett (all beef), Northern Dog, Carolina Packers Pork Dog (smoked sausage), Oscar Mayer 98% Fat Free Dogs (turkey) and Light Life Veggie Dog (soy). Locations are: 126 N. Front Street Open six days including Thurs., Fri., and Sat. night from 10pm3am; 343-2999, 94 S. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach 11-5pm 7days a week, 6pm-9pm Sun-Wed, and 6pm-3am Th-Sat. 256-1421; 4502 Fountain Dr., 452-3952. Open at 11am on Sat.; South Howe St. in Southport, 457-7017; 103A Cape Fear Blvd in Carolina Beach, 458-5778. Catering cart available all year from $300. (910) 297-8416.

aSian BiG THai and BiG THai TWo Now with two convenient locations to serve you, Big Thai features authentic Thai cuisine in a

fun, relaxing atmosphere. Their delectable menu includes items such as Pineapple Fried Rice with Cashews, Roasted Duck in Red Curry, and several options for vegetarians and vegans. And don’t forget to try their famous Coconut Cake, made fresh in-house. You won’t regret it. Big Thai One (1001 N. 4th St. in the Brooklyn Arts District; 7633035): Lunch M-F, 11-2. Dinner M-Th 5-9, F-Sa 5-10, Closed Sunday. Big Thai Two (1319 Military Cutoff Rd. inside Landfall Center; 256-6588): Lunch M-F 11-2:30, Dinner M-Th 5-9, F-Sa 5-10, Sunday 5-9.

doUBLe HaPPineSS Double Happiness offers the Port City fine Asian dining at reasonable prices. Now under new management, the restaurant will serve flavorful dishes, prepared by the cultural richness of authentic China. Serving items like traditional dim sum and gourmet home-style cooking, Double Happiness is still dedicated to branding the exotic flavors of fresh ingredients and a romantic spice in all of their cooking. Their friendly staff will always go the extra mile to help diners enjoy their experience. Beer and wine is served for lunch and dinner, and Double Happiness is open Monday through Saturday, from 11am to 3pm and 5pm to 10pm; closed Sundays. 4403 Wrighstville Avenue; (910) 313-1088.

SzecHUan 132 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.

Hiro jaPaneSe STeaKHoUSe 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 half-priced 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. Open Monday thru Thursday 4pm-10pm; Friday and Saturday 4pm-10:30pm; and Sunday 11am10pm. Located at 222 Old Eastwood Road (910) 794-1570. Please visit the Web site at

indocHine reSTaUranT and LoUnGe 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 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, or be entertained every Friday night with a Balinese dancer. Located at 7 Wayne Drive (beside the Ivy Cottage), (910) 251-9229.

EURO FUSION pRESS 102 Espresso. panini. Martini. Rome and Paris meet Manhattan and San Francisco in this new Euro-American eatery and martini bar in the heart of historic downtown Wilmington. Nestled inside the Hotel Tarrymore on the corner of Second and Dock streets, Press 102 offers the finest espresso and French press coffee made exclusively from locally roasted beans and more Panini creations this side of Tuscany. Boasting more than a hundred different wine labels and an endless variety of freshly pressed fruit and herb inspired martini cocktails foodies also enjoy a sophisticated evening menu that includes shrimp and grits made with red-eye gravy and a perfectly grilled New York strip bathed in a basil caramel and white balsamic reduction. Glass tile and eclectic mirrors make for a cozy bar and bistro seating at Press 102 and up to 60 guests can also enjoy outdoor patio seating surrounded by flowers and passersby. Large parties of up to 120 are welcome in the Veranda Room overlooking Dock Street. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner Tuesday through Saturday 7am – close and Sunday brunch from 10am til 2pm. Takeout calls welcome. 399-4438.

FRENch cApRIcE BISTRO 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” three years in a row! 10 Market Street, downtown Wilmington, (910) 815-0810.

ITAlIAN EddIE ROMANEllI’S Eddie Romanelli’s 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.

GIORGIO’S ITAlIAN RESTAURANT Giorgio’s is a locally owned, one-of-a-kind restaurant. Offering age-old traditions and timeless recipes, perfection is accomplished by combining the perfect cuisine and atmosphere for a dining experience that is not soon forgotten. With over 50 years of cooking experience under one roof, the smells of old-fashioned home cooking float through the air creating that comforting feeling of home-away-from-home! From old world style dishes to modern day creations, the menu showcases multiple flavors that will tempt the palate of the most discriminating connoisseurs. A Monkey Junction landmark for over 12 years! 5226 S College Rd.,Wilmington (910) 790-9954.

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. We have the largest tequila selection in Wilmington. Voted “Best Pizza” and “Best Late Night Eatery.” Stop by for lunch dinner, or a late-night treat, open from 11:30am until 3am, seven days a week, 365 days a year, all ABC permits. 122 Market Street between Second and Front, downtown Wilmington. 251-9444. Visit our 2nd location at 1437 Military Cutoff Rd., next to PT’s! (910) 256-2229

JAMAIcAN JAMAIcA’S cOMFORT ZONE Jamaica’s Comfort Zone is Wilmington’s Authentic Caribbean Restaurant conveniently located at 417 S. College Road in University Landing. We offer exquisite Caribbean cuisine to satisfy your taste buds, whether they are for spicy Jamaican jerk chicken, mellow flavors of our curry chicken, curry goat or our ox tail skillfully flavored by our Jamaican chefs. Come in and enjoy our many menu selections, our warm décor, atmosphere, excellent service and our smooth reggae music. Operating hours are: Sunday 3:00pm – 8:00pm; Wednesday – Saturday 11:45am – 9:00pm (Closed Monday and Tuesday). Jamaica’s Comfort Zone is family owned and operated. Check us out at or call us (910) 399-2867.

lATIN AMERIcAN SAN JUAN cAFE San Juan Cafe offers the finest authentic Latin American cuisine in Wilmington. Our laidback bar is the perfect spot to relax, watch surfing movies and listen to the music of the islands, while our candle-lit dining room creates a great atmosphere to bring a date for a romantic evening. With dishes from countries such as Puerto Rico, Columbia, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela to name a few, we have something for everyone! Tues-Sat, 11am-2:30pm and 5pm-10pm; Sun., 11am-4pm brunch. Closed Mondays. 3314 Wrightsville Avenue (910) 790-8661.

ORGANIc lOVEY’S MARKET Lovey’s Market is a true blessing for shoppers looking for natural and organic groceries, or just a great place to meet friends for a quick, delicious, and totally fresh snack. Whether they are in the mood for a veggie burger, a bean burrito or a chicken Caesar wrap, shoppers will find a large selection of nutritious meals on the a la carte café menu at Lovey’s. The food bar—which has cold salads and hot selections that can be eaten in the café seating or boxed for take-out—can be enjoyed all day long, while the juice bar offers a wide variety of juices and smoothies made with organic fruits and vegetables. Specializing in bulk sales of produce, grains, flours, beans and spices at affordable prices, Lovey‘s also carries grass-fed and free-range meats and poultry. Wheat-free, gluten-free, products are in stock regularly, as are vegan and vegetarian groceries and wholesome pet foods. For anything shoppers want that is not in stock, Lovey‘s will be happy to find it. Stop by Lovey’s Market Monday through Friday, 9am to 7pm; Saturday, 9am to 6pm; and on Sundays, 10am to 6pm. Café hours: Monday-Friday, 11am–6pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10am-6pm. Located at 1319 Military Cutoff Road; (910) 5090331. Online at

TIdAl cREEK cO-Op Tidal Creek Deli offers a wide array of exceptional and unusual organic foods, all of which taste as good as they are for you. The salad bar and hot bar incorporate flavors from around the world; each item is prepared by hand using only fresh and local ingredients. The chefs are constantly experimenting to create new and exciting dishes. Choose from made to order smoothies with almond butter and hemp milk, salads with locally grown greens or, special order a wedding cake made from scratch to your specifications. Whatever your tastes, Tidal Creek Deli is a place to rejuvenate the mind and body while enjoying the company of a friendly and relaxed organic community. Located at 5329 Oleander Drive, (910) 799-2667;

SEAFOOd dOcK STREET OYSTER BAR 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 comfortable 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

EAST AT ThE BlOcKAdE RUNNER hOTEl The Blockade Runner offers an array of seasonal seafood specials, certified Angus beef, lobster menu on Friday evening plus a spectacular Sunday 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. We offer live entertainment on Saturday evening and Sunday brunch. Our lounge is eco-friendly and offers light fare nightly. 275 Waynick Blvd. Wrightsville Beach. (910) 256-2251.

hIERONYMUS Proving that excellent seafood isn’t just for the eateries at Wrightsville Beach, Hieronymus Seafood is the stop for midtown Wilmington seafood lovers. In business for 27 years strong, Hieronymus has made a name for itself by consistently providing excellent service and the freshest of the fresh in oceanic cuisine. Complete with a full-service bar and a fireside oyster bar, it’s the place to be if you are seeking top-quality attributes in atmosphere, presentation, flavor and ingenuity. Signature dishes include Oysters Hieronymus and the Scallops Fra Diavlo. Hieronymus has all ABC permits and also provides catering. Voted “Best Seafood” in 2007. 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

SOUThERN hAll’S TROpIcANA RESTAURANT Hall’s is a Wilmington tradition! Originally opened in 1901 as a drug store, Hall’s has been serving the Downtown community for over 100 years. We serve traditional Southern fare, including a classic breakfast with the accompaniments you’ve grown to love. Lunch includes a Southern buffet Monday-Friday with pork, chicken, all the fixin’s, and a special addition every day! Don’t forget our unique menu, which includes everything from specialty sandwiches to fried seafood. Most importantly, at Hall’s everything is fresh! Open Monday-Friday, 7am-2pm (buffet 11-2), and Saturday from 7am-12:30pm with breakfast and menu items only. 421 Castle St. (910) 762-2210.

SpORTS BAR 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 is home to over 40 HD TVs and the biggest HD projector TVs in Wilmington. 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. Carolina Ale House serves its full menu from 11a – 2a daily. CarolinaAleHouse. com. 317 South College Road, Wilmington, NC. (910) 791.9393.

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An Involuntary Intimate, Part 14: The Blood Guard


lood is something you protect, Jack Fincannon believed. And if you don’t, it can do you in. Hands tucked under arms, legs crossed, sunglasses on, Jack leaned on the hood of his Lexus SUV parked at the Fort Fisher cove. Behind him a sign rocked in the wind: “WARNING: rough surf, high tides, drop-offs, quicksand, shifting dunes, swift currents, deep tidal pools, and other natural hazards.” The sun rose onto the ocean below, and Jack’s son and his son’s best friend rode perfectly combed peelers. Chad shot through the lines of reflected sunlight, fly-

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by: Claude Limoges ing off the lip, fanning the water, then slamming back down the face. Sal pounced to her feet, sliced down and up the face, then bent back, crouching, and got tubed. She screamed, Chad screamed, and their screams, both guttural and berserk, mingled with the surf’s roar. Sal shot out of the tube as Chad slid his hands and legs around his board’s rails, and salaamed to the sea. They stroked over the whitewater and back out to swell. In those days Jack wore a mustache, hoping it made him look younger, maybe a little dangerous, anything but boring. In a garish Hilfiger short-sleeve button-down, hands on hips, he stood pretending to look at nothing in particular. That Sal was not yet his daughter-in-law he counted as a slim, blind mercy. If blood is something you protect, he reasoned, grinding a clump of sand under his toe, and it’s gone crazy over what you can’t have, then you just get you something that’ll do. Consequently, that same SUV cruised a certain street that night, its rearview mirror reflecting iron bars and chicken wire on windows of stores, and on the sidewalk a schmear of those who staggered, loafed, pushed and prowled. Opposite a brunette walking in a miniskirt, the SUV’s window eased down a little, smoke billowing from the crack. Jack flicked out a spent cigarette. As the woman, smiling, stepped off the curb toward the SUV, the window eased up again, the brake lights eased off, the engine purred, and the SUV cruised onward, street lights playing on the rear window’s pissing Calvin. Hours later inside a hotel room, Jack pulled from his wallet a worn note hastily written: “Shell-shock, big buddy, trust me.”

It had a number. He picked up the phone receiver. Signs along the Intracoastal Waterway read “Slow Down”or “No Wake.” “When you’re in the boat,” Jack would explain to Marilyn months later, “it don’t look like you’re making a wake. You got to look behind you 20 yards to see all hell breaking loose.” *

* * Long ago the Maco Light was supposed to have been gone for good, but there it was swinging far off in front of George, as he sprinted toward it. The light disappeared. George halted, whipped around, and saw it swinging far behind him. He dropped onto the tracks, stared up at innumerable stars, and tried to catch his breath. “Condensation and evaporation”—that was all his mother would say. Things went up in the air, and then they always came back down. To her, Chad was stuck up in a cloud somewhere and bound to return, just like the rain. She said nothing to George about his father or why one day Jack returned with a black eye, and Chad never returned. She drank her gin, babied her African violets, spoke of the blessings of having married a man who worked for a paper company, lauded the principles of condensation and evaporation, and spoke nothing of what had happened. George slapped a mosquito on his cheek and decided that his mother and Joe Baldwin had this much in common: They were both uncatchable, and they both futilely searched for their heads. Back at his mother’s, George was standing in front of the bathroom mirror when the doorbell rang. He was peering at another ghost, he decided, for he felt that hollow inside. Little bones seemed to rat-

tle when he walked. The day of Jack’s funeral, the sky was green. It had rained so much that the Earth seemed underwater. The night before the funeral, in his dreams Geroge stared into the grave. Down into the pit drifted sycamore leaves, some spiraling, some slowly lilting on a wind that rushed up from below. At the funeral, George could not get the dream out of his head, and it clouded his grief, fogged it in like a front rolling over an island—a clutching, moist dissipation of clarity that made emotions hard to get to. “George, honey!” his mother called. “Someone’s here to see you!” George frowned in the mirror, rubbed his stubble, left the bathroom, and slowly took steps to the door, where Cheri stood smiling in her brick-colored lipstick and holding out a gift bag. She smelled like a dreamsicle. George pulled from the bag a GI Joe doll dressed in bellbottoms and dixie cup. “It’s Shipwreck,” Cheri said. George nodded. “Thanks.” “Thought the parrot was a nice touch,” Cheri shrugged. “Stopped by Martin’s for the usual: music, Ruby Reds, bad jokes. Not the same without you. Ruth said they called an ambulance for you. Are you okay?” George took her arm, guided her outside, and shut the door. He held her shoulders, and for the first time looked her in the eye. “Cheri, you don’t want anything to do with me.” She crossed her arms and squinted down the street. “Back with your girlfriend, huh?” “Look. I just owe you an apology.” “For what?” It had not looked real, the picture on his monitor of her miscarrying and hemorrhaging in the ladies room. Perhaps if he had stood there beside her, he would not have been able to help calling 911. But part of the beauty of spy cameras was how they rendered the person on one end pixels and the person on the other invisible. George placed Shipwreck back in Cheri’s hands, stepped back inside the house, and quietly shut the door.

Entrenched in the Piccadilly Populace: Clyde Edgerton makes an uplifting read out of elder living


lyde Edgertonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s importance to the Carolinas equally matches Stephen Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bearing to Maine. When he arrived on the narrative scene in 1985 with his first novel, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Raney,â&#x20AC;? the story of a Free Will Baptist woman married to a liberal Episcopalian, Edgerton composed what the Atlanta Journal called â&#x20AC;&#x153;one of those rare volumes that causes uncontrollable fits of laughter and makes normally quiet, shy people read passages aloud.â&#x20AC;? However, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s equally unfortunate to learn â&#x20AC;&#x153;Raneyâ&#x20AC;? infuriated Campbell University in Buis Creek, North Carolina (a Baptist institution)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;so much they dismissed Edgerton from his teaching position. Nonetheless, Edgerton lived to write another day, and last June he found himself entwined for the second time with an even tougher crowd: encore book club members. Edgerton may have been shunned from Buies Creek, but it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look like weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready to part with his hilarious and often controversial work anytime soon. Edgerton places his characters at the Rosehaven Convalescence Center in the town

by: Tiffanie Gabrielse

Lunch at the Picadilly by Clyde Edgerton Ballantine Books $13.95 of Listre, North Carolina, in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lunch at the Picadilly.â&#x20AC;? Within the metropolis, crazy-seasoned elders raise holy hell and make it evident that they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;t ready to throw in their proverbial towel quite yet. The personalities make for good reading: like L. Ray Flowers, a freelance evangelist who wants to start a national movement to unite nursing homes and churches. Then there is Beatrice, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the threewheeled-walker woman,â&#x20AC;? and Lil, our main character who has suffered a bad fall and gives everyone a run for their money. Just ask club member, Deborah Plasencia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It can be a long and painful course as anyone who has cared for a senior relative can

agree,â&#x20AC;? Plasencia says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;... I felt that â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Lunch at the Piccadillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; explored the unpredictable changes of aging with a young, light-hearted sense of humor. It was refreshing. Lastly, I must admit that I totally love how you [Tiffanie] incorporate your personal family ties with the stories to come. Keep it up.â&#x20AC;? Like many others who wrote in, Plasencia laughed with Edgertonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s characters, not at them. Edgerton, unsurprisingly, kept his prose far away from the fine gray line that alltoo-often hovers over this demographic within literature. None were ridiculed, none were disrespected, and all were fully appreciated. The journey was a delightful tour through the undefined landscape of getting old. It tugged on our heart strings and provided a kind of portal to what may lay ahead. Contrary to what some feel, the back story about Darla and L. Ray did not detract from the rest of the novel. Yes, many authors give too much history, but in this case it aided our understanding of the relationships, love and truth within the narrative. As Jessica Staruck sums up within her review, Edgerton not only

successfully captured us once again, but he also reminded us about what life is about: fun. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over and over, he creates imaginative and original characters that own their space, and he mixes them with thought-provoking moments. His story is an absolute romp! â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Lunch at the Piccadillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is perfect for summer, fall and winter ... I really do love his work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And, if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind me saying so, Tiff, you are proof that to truly enjoy Edgertonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to originate from the south. However, I heard it helps!â&#x20AC;? Though my heart slowly sinks South, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lunch at the Piccadillyâ&#x20AC;? kept me pondering my auntsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, unclesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lives. Loneliness is a constant dreaded component everyone will inevitably feel. Most brilliantly, Edgertonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s succinctly pens the Piccadilly populace with valuable significance, making it a priceless addition to any home library. Much like listening to so many personal stories of folks we know, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lunch at the Piccadillyâ&#x20AC;? provides insight and wisdom into the way we ought to carry on in the September of our own years.

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Meeting General Yellow Jacket: Second place winner of the Lower Cape Fear Historical Fiction Contest


was 16 when I met General Yellow Jack. It was on the last day of August 1862. Wilmington’s air was so heavy and smelled so bad, I could hardly breathe. Mosquitoes came in through every open window. There were many days of rain that August, but not cleansing cool rain— just hot stickiness that added to our misery. My feet were constantly damp from walking through puddles, even downtown. Down by Sixth and Castle streets, those always smelly ponds grew large as lakes. The trees that had formerly kept back the odors had been cut down to build fortifications. The war had been gong on for more than a year. In Wilmington the war meant prosperity from the ship building instead of destruction. Thousands of people, doubling the size of our city, steamed in for work. It was General Yellow Jack who first caused real sorrow and pain in our city. Although we did not realize it at the time, the General arrived on the steamer Kate on August 6th. The Kate had successfully eluded the Union blockade to bring tea and silks to Wilmington’s wealthy and dispatches for the war effort. It was only later that we understood that Kate had carried the General and the dreaded yellow fever to our city. Before the General arrived I am Mary Catherine O’Malley, third child, first daughter of Cassidy shipyard’s finest carpenter, Dan O’Malley, and his bride, Maureen. I was among the first children to be baptized (in 1847) in Wilmington’s newly built and first Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas the Apostle. Ma and Pa liked Wilmington. They moved south two years before I was born because my mother could no longer take the cold in New York. Pa’s shipyard job was steady. Mom made extra money doing mending. We all had enough to eat. We lived in nice rented house instead of a one-room walkup and all of us children went to school— at least long enough to learn to read and write. When we needed extra money, Pa helped unload ships like the Kate. I was not always so happy we lived in Wilmington instead of New York where my cousins wrote of streets full of Catholic festivals. I often felt alone. There were only a handful of Catholics (papists, they called us) in Wilmington, a sea of Protestants. Just one or two girls at school even

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by: Joan Leotta dared speak to me. They never walked home with me, because their parents did not want them walking with a papist girl. Few of our number had any standing in the community, moving about in both Protestant society and our own small Catholic circle. Some of these were the Wilmington Journal editor, James Fulton, Father Murphy, the McKays who donated money to build St. Thomas.

It seems that Jamie and his parents were some of the many who had swarmed into Wilmington after the war began. Jamie told me that he was also working on the CSS North Carolina. He said that he was just about to take a rowboat over to Eagle’s and offered to take Pa’s lunch over for me. “It would please me to do this act of kindness for such a pretty girl,” he added. I accepted his offer. Jamie straight away began to find excuses to come to the shop where I picked up mending to take home

“General Yellow Jack is no more. He has finally yielded.” —James Fulton, editor of the Wilmington Daily Journal, November 27, 1862 Truth be told, many of us Catholics did not care for being around Protestants either. When I complained about the wall that seemed to separate Protestants from Catholics in our town, Ma said, “This is the way it has always been. There is no breaking down the wall between most of us Catholics and them.” Ma and the other parish ladies cleaned house and cooked for Father Murphy. Ma washed the altar cloths and vestments once a week. One afternoon when I was helping her carry those linens home to wash, I saw the good Father having a friendly chat with the pastors of St James Episcopal, Rev. Drane and Rev J. L. Pritchard First Baptist. The three of them were sipping tea and arguing over something in that way I have seen Pa and my brothers argue, fierce but still friends when they were done. SPrinG of 1862—in the ShiPYard In the spring of 1862, Pa was loaned out by Cassidy to Beery’s shipyard on Eagles Island across from the Wilmington waterfront. Pa went to work on Beery’s biggest project, the CSS North Carolina, an ironclad. There was plenty of woodwork on the inside of the ship! My two married older brothers worked there, too. Men like them, working in the shipyard, were not taken into the Army or Navy because their work on shore was deemed too valuable. One fine April day, Pa forgot his lunch pail, and I took it to him. On my way into the shipyard, I asked directions to the rowboats to Eagle’s of a tall, blonde young man. “I’m Jamie Wilson,” he told me, “an iron and metal worker.”

to Ma. I “encountered” him on Market days, even when he should have been working. And if I was careful enough to lag behind the rest of the family, and he sprinted up from First Baptist toward St. Thomas, after church with his family, he would, by chance of course, be just in time to walk me home. Neither pair of parents was too happy about our keeping company. Jamie and I wanted to marry, but there seemed no way to build a bridge between our two religions so we could form a family together. But that was all before General Yellow Jack. When i Met the General About the second week of August, Pa came down with a fever. Ma sent us to stay with the neighbors, the Flannigans, while she nursed him. She sent word that he was doing better, but that his fever seemed to linger. We were told to stay away from the house. But by the last day of August, I missed Ma and Pa so much so that I went back home with some flowers for Pa and to see if I could help. That’s when I met the General, and he was at his worst. General Yellow Jack was in our own front room. It was Ma who was struggling with him. It seems that while caring for Pa, Ma had taken ill herself. I found Ma, all twisted up in sheets, damp from feverish sweat, lying on our horsehair sofa. She was too weak to walk into the bedroom. It seems Pa, though still weak, had been trying to take care of her. Neither one of them had wanted to let us children know that both were ill. “She has been suffering chills and aches, pains in the head and has vomit-

ing for several days,” Pa told me when he limped into the room and saw me trying to help untangle Ma from the sheets. That day, her skin was flushed all red. She mumbled that her vision was blurred, and she refused to take even a glass of water from me. We could not afford a doctor, so I ran back up the street to Flannigan’s, and asked them to run on and get Father Murphy. When I got back, Pa was holding up Ma’s head so she could get more air. Father Murphy came in just minutes later, and he gave Ma the last rites. She smiled, and then gave up a rush of black bile and died. The Reverend Pritchard was with him. They had been having tea at the rectory, and the Reverend and Mr. Fulton came along to see if they could help—and help they did. Along with Father Murphy, they carried Ma out to the porch so that her body could be wrapped and taken to St. Thomas for funeral. Then, they stayed with Dad the rest of the day while Father Murphy made funeral arrangements. Mr. Fulton, of the newspaper, helped us pay for the funeral and for the pots of black coal tar to burn in the front room to rid our house of fever vapors. No one seemed to realize what had sickened Pa and killed Ma—or at least no one admitted to knowing. In later days, Mr. Fulton told me that as soon as he saw Ma, he knew for sure that it was yellow fever. But he hoped it would go away quickly so he would not to have to say anything in the newspaper, lest the Yankees learn about it and think Wilmington weak and ripe for attack. After the fever took Ma, Father Murphy helped Pa find a way to send my little sisters across Union lines to live with our aunt in New York. They wanted to send me, too, but I did not want to leave, and I said I would take care of Pa and the house. General YelloW Jack WaGeS War on WilMinGton More people sickened and died. Finally, on September 9th, Mr. Fulton’s paper reported the first official death from yellow fever, brought to us by the ship, Kate. Louis Swartzman first reported death from the yellow fever. He was a wool dealer whose shop was close to the Kate’s dock. I remembered him as a kind man who gave wool scraps to Ma so she could piece them into winter scarves for us. From that day on, Mr. Fulton reported a case of fever and fever deaths in the Wilmington Journal. Although the newspa-

per began its count with Mr. Swartzman’s death, there were many others who died before that day, like Ma, who were not counted. The General’s attack on Wilmington was fierce. Many took ill, and many fled the town to avoid his harsh blows. Shops shut their doors, and even Thalian Hall did not give shows during the height of the fever. Trains ceased to carry goods to and from the town, and boats would not dock here. Ministers and reverends, and our own Father Murphy joined the 10 physicians of our city to care for the sick. Those of us women and girls who did not flee took to caring for the sick. I helped Father Murphy with the children. He had taken ill children from our parish and even from nearby Protestant homes into the sanctuary of our church, making it a great, airy sleeping room. Clouds of black smoke hung over Wilmington from burning coal tar on every corner—or so it seemed. Mr. Fulton’s paper quoted Mr. James Sprunt, a prominent land owner of the area, as describing the smoke plumes as “a solemn emblem of mourning.” The newspaper also reported that the late fall’s still hot winds blew pond stink all over the city and mosquitoes! One October day he noted that we were suffering 120 degrees of temperature in the full sun. On September 25th, I learned from Pa that Jamie had taken ill with the fever and seemed to have a case more like Ma’s than the mild one that had put Pa down for just a bit. When I heard that Jamie was sick, I asked Father Murphy if I could go with him to Jamie’s house to help. Father told me that help was coming—for Jamie and all of Wilmington from a group of sisters in Charleston—the sisters of Mercy. Sure enough, on September 27th, a carriage brought three women robed in black with white and black headpieces. I had never seen a sister before nor had most of Wilmington. Under the leadership of Sister Mary Theresa, the three soon set about scouring the church, tending to those children and then fanning out into the city wherever they were needed. They fearlessly entered the homes of all the sick, even protestant homes. Mother Mary Theresa took me with her into Jamie’s house to help nurse him, his little sister and his mother. I sat with Jamie for 10 days straight until, “praise to all the saints and the good Lord and His Blessed Mother,” as Sister said, Jamie vomited the black bile but then began to take nourishment. Jamie’s family praised the sisters, and thanked me and them for saving their son, daughter and mother. The epidemic reduced the paper’s labor force until only the editors remained on the watch, and then Price was called away on unknown business. Only Fulton remained. I helped provide information for his count

of the ill and those who died due to the yellow fever. For three months the “grim monster stalked abroad in our midst.” The manager of Oakdale Cemetery died, making it difficult to figure out where to bury fever victims. Finally, a decision was made: They would go in one large grave. Many of those who helped care for the sick took ill themselves, as Ma had. Father Murphy took ill but seemed to recover. The Wilmington Journal reported Reverend Pritchard’s death from yellow fever on November 13th. I went to his funeral along with Jamie and his family. Later in November, the winds turned cool and at last Jack Frost joined our fight against General Yellow Jack. Mr. Fulton announced on November 27th that the Wilmington Journal would resume full publication. Mr. Fulton said, “General Yellow Jack is no more. He has finally yielded. We must say he has died hard, the fate of a sinner.” Between September 6th and November 27th, the paper reported 1,507 cases of yellow fever and 447 deaths. Still, folks continued to die after November 27th, even some who had been considered survivors of the fever. The fever weakened them beyond their abilities to live for long. So their deaths too were not attributed to General Jack, even though he did slay them. There were even more deaths from the fever than were reported to the paper, many coming from the colored quarters and on the streets where the poorest of us lived. Not long after the fever was pronounced officially over, the sisters went back to Charleston, promising to return after the war to start a Catholic school. With the still weak Father Murphy, Jamie started studies to convert to Catholicism, and his family did not object. We married April 19, 1863 August 19, 1863 Yesterday, August 18th, Father Murphy died. He will be buried in the floor of the church in the manner they do in the great cathedrals of Europe for kings and saints. Surely he was both. Jamie and I are preparing the church for a large crowd. The Bishop came while Father was ill and will preside at the funeral. We expect most of Wilmington to crowd our small church sanctuary and front lawn. Both Protestants and Catholics will be there. For, in defeating General Yellow Jack, the folks of Wilmington did something else, as well. They tore down the wall separating Protestants and Catholics. All of us worked together against the yellow fever. Hot winds may bring the fear of fever from year to year, but the fear of differences and distrust between Protestant and Catholic—that is gone for good, gone with the defeat of General Yellow Jack. Praise be! encore | july 14-20 , 2010 | 29

Who’s New in Business: A feature on area merchants new to Wilmington


ach year, Wilmington and its surrounding areas see a ton of traffic, thanks to the rising population, the tourist-heavy appeal, as well as UNCW’s influx of students and even retirees who realize our coast’s mild climate and happier pace of life. Thus, it’s no wonder so many new businesses open their doors with each passing day. Though we can’t cover every new retail space, restaurant or service for our lovely, active readers, we do dedicate a section of encore once a year to new businesses popping up around town. For 2010, we welcome something for every consumer, whether he or she needs a delivery from a restaurant, new culinary specialties for their own kitchen or even a redesign from an old lamp shade. Meet the folks who have upstarted Cartmen, Taste the Olive and Re-Eco, and be sure to check out our new business listings at the end of the piece. Stop in, say hello and welcome them to our supportive community.


Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 (910) 264-4442 When a friend first called Cartmen to pick us up at her downtown apartment, I was skeptically amused to find a six-seater golf cart awaiting our arrival at the foot of her steps. My cynicism dissolved quickly into glee. Behind the wheel sat “Cartman,” who offered us a blanket as he zipped up the side of the road in what was then chilly temperatures. Though the ride was a tad bumpy, it mattered none, all things considered. After all, Cartman doesn’t charge a fee, just a tip.

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Otherwise known to his friends and family as Bryan Metzger, the 41-year-old, friendly and quirky founder and main operator of Cartmen started his chauffer business in the downtown area last summer. Ran purely by transportation of golf carts, he celebrated one year on July 4th. Today his taxi-like service has evolved greatly. Available from 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., Cartmen extends his services into personal lunch and dinner deliveries from any restaurant downtown. He gets groceries and does errands for people who may not have the convenience nor time to do on their own. “I get anywhere up to 20 deliveries, and 20 or 60 calls [for pickup] each day,” he says, “depending if it is a week day or weekend.” The idea of Cartmen sparked Metzger’s interest a couple of years ago, when he saw the City Limits Saloon golf cart riding around downtown; the bar owners used it strictly as an advertising tool and for employee transportation. Soon after, Metzger started Cartmen with only a rental cart. “I thought, Go big or don’t go at all!, you know?” he says. “I [wanted to try] it out just to see if the business would operate or even if it would work. My vision has pretty much stayed the same, though. At first I thought it was going to be more vendoring, but it’s more of a people service, really.” Once a contractor, the success of Cartmen has veered Metzger’s career goals. Today, he focuses only on the taxi service, where he balances a thriving nighttime business with daytime deliveries. He says his tips often equate that of what “a waiter or waitress makes in a night,” cashing in anywhere from $5 to $20 a ride. Cartmen’s popularity has lead Metzger to expand. He recently added a partner, Carla Pagi, to help manage the business. He has also added on five additional drivers, simply because he needs more carts. The carts,

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RIDING HIGH: Bryan Metzger found a business idea in one of the most unlikely places: Outside of City Limit’s Saloon on a weekend night, Cartmen was born. Photo courtesy of Lisa Huynh.

which are centralized to downtown, are able to travel up to 17th Street, and out to the Satellite Bar, located on Greenfield Street off 3rd. In addition to more drivers, Cartmen is now currently working on expanding his delivery business to the town of Wrightsville Beach, operating mostly for nighttime use. He says he’ll travel anywhere with a speed limit of 35 miles per hour or under. He has big plans for the future, including the launch of an advertising campaign for the carts themselves, and spreading out eventually to all the beaches in the area, like Kure and Carolina. “We are on the information station at the

hotels, and the word is spreading,” he notes. He also envisions being “anywhere that parking is a problem, [or] at any sort of event that [they] can help supplement.” For right now, helping customers of all ages, including families and children, elders and middle-aged professionals, as well as the obligatory bar crowd, Cartmen goes where the people don’t want to walk. From 5k races, to Wilmington’s annual Wing Fling, weddings, concerts at Greenfield Lake or baseball games at Legion Stadium, he’s only a phone call away. For all downtown dwellers, his timing is precise, quicker than a cab, and especially convenient to the customer. While Cartmen is available seven days a week, Metzger makes only one exception to working: Never at a temperature of 32 degrees or below. —Lisa Huynh

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TASTE THE OLIVE 1121-G Military Cutoff Road

(910) 256-OILS Before today, I’d never considered the uses of vinegar and olive oil. Sure, I knew that waiters at upscale restaurants would often pour the two on a plate, and I’d soak my pre-dinner bread in it. Other than that, I never gave it much thought. Kymberlei DiNapoli did. From the day she first entered the kitchen with her great aunt, DiNapoli has harvested an intense passion for cooking. “When I was that age, I always knew where my food came from,” she says, speaking fondly of the homegrown vegetables that made up many family recipes. “We cooked resourcefully.” DiNapoli’s love for all-things culinary, as well as how to live healthfully, recently turned into a business venture. With the help of her husband, Scott, Taste the Olive opened only two weeks ago and has already become a hotspot for foodies. Described as a “tasting bar,” Taste the Olive gives customers the opportunity to sample a variety of olive oils and vinegars, and purchase them to add an exotic flavor to any meal. “We have 24 oils,” DiNapoli says. “They range from mild to intense.” She gestures toward large, silver jug-like containers that line the walls and the middle of the store. “They’re all naturally infused, no chemicals.” From blood orange to lemon, Persian lime to Tuscan herb, 22 types of vinegar sate savory palates, and without overlooking sweet ones, too, such as dark chocolate, vanilla and strawberry, or peach and honey-ginger. To accompany the accoutrements, Taste the Olive sells specialty items, such as pastas from Italy or Mediterranean delicacies. “I’m really excited about the Tasmanian honeys,” DiNapoli says. They also have a selection of salts, spices and olive oil-based skin-care products from Italy and Napa Valley. In essence, however, Dinapoli notes, “We just want to bring cooking back to the basics.” Scott agrees. A private pilot who spends most of his time in the Mediterranean region, Scott constantly inspires his wife to try new things with their products. The different dishes he mentions from Greece, as well as the herbs and spices, of which he often imports here, keeps Kymberlei delving deeper into the transformation of Wilmington’s culinary landscape. Both of the DiNapolis love experimenting with new dishes and tastes; their passion fuels Taste the Olive. Though only open a few short weeks, the couple’s business plans have morphed drastically. “Things have changed,” Kymberlei admits. “At first, I was ready to open up this store and four other ones. Now, I’m tired!” She laughs, even though the hard work put into opening the space is no laughing matter. Taste the Olive, like any business, takes up a great deal of her time, and the planning and evolution of it continues daily. “I’m trying to do a chef

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IN LOVE AND OIL: The DiNapoli family opened Wilmington’s first fine olive oil specialty shop, Taste the Olive, where high-end culinary accoutrements are sold. Photo by Madison Kiger

night soon,” she explains. “Also, some kind of fund-raiser would be great.” The DiNapolis wish to work with medical professionals, specifically nutritionists and dieticians. “People don’t understand the health benefits of olive oil,” she adds. “There are just endless possibilities.” The homey feeling the store gives off adds to its unique appeal. Underneath each container of oil, a nameplate suggests what each oil or vinegar would pair well with. Scattered across the tables are recipes for customers to try with their purchases. The DiNapolis want consumers to understand that region isn’t as vital as they might believe when it comes to choosing good olive oil. “It’s not as important as how fresh it is and how it’s produced,” she explains. While the vinegars and oils are delicious, Kymberlei’s knowledge on the products makes a Taste the Olive shopping experience most enjoyable. With a belly full of pineappleinfused vinegar and the strongest olive oil they offer, I listened closely as she excitedly walked me through each product. Her close attention to detail and interest will keep customers coming back for more. “We’ve already exceeded our target,” Kymberlei points out happily. In fact, re-orders constantly take up a part of her day—but what a lovely problem for a new business to have! —Madison Kiger

RE-ECO DESIGN 5323 Oleander Drive • (910) 399-7068 A quarter mile or so past College Road on Oleander Drive, heading toward Wright-

stville Beach, begins an eco-corridor where environmentally friendly businesses reside. Tidal Creek, Wilmington Yoga Center, Oleander Produce, Seaside Yoga and Progressive Gardens only mark a few of the ilk. Newest to their greenway sits Re-Eco, a business ran by the Holst family, a group of artists and eco-conscious citizens whose call has always been making functional art, all the while leaving a very small carbon footprint behind. Its matriarch and primary business owner, Mary Holst, stands firm on her belief that “the greenest product is the one that already exists.” With the help of her husband, painter and graphic artist, Robert, the two have opened a shop selling ... well, a little bit of everything. From jewelry to handbags, onesies to art work, their unique boutique has quirky items perfect for the home, an art collector and even the standard tourist looking for interesting handmade souvenirs. Though, the most impressive items sold in Re-Eco remain the refurbished furniture, which Mary and Robert coddle from thrown-away or unwanted items, and revive into beautiful works of colorful function. “Mary’s the mind, I’m the hands,” Robert says. “She has a great sense for design and color.” A hutch painted in purple and bright cobalt blue hues with antique knobs proves his point. It could artistically highlight the most unusual family heirlooms. Humble and endearing, Robert and Mary feed off each’s contribution to the shop. ReEco showcases Robert’s serene watercolors of marsh pools around Wrightsville Beach or graphic, retro images of Johnny Mercer’s Pier, while Mary’s textile work comes in the form of handbags, laser-cut repurposed leather earrings or linen-covered journals. Together, they have raised two artists, as well, Miles and

Laura, each of whom have their own talents to boot. Miles studies art design and communication media at NC State and makes many of the T-shirts sold throughout Re-Eco. Laura, a UNC Asheville student who studies psychology and health and wellness, flexes her creative muscles in pottery, showcasing ceramics like clocks, sculpture and small bowls all over the shop. They also help run the store when school doesn’t beckon their attention. Yet, the impetus to start Re-Eco began from Mary’s success selling her “re-bags” to the public, thanks to local shops like Edge of Urge, Hallelu and Sambuca who carried them. “People would always stop me and ask, ‘Where did you get that bag?’ After I told them I made it from old fabric, they would want one, too,” she explains. Having studied fabric art at the University of Hawaii, Mary’s foray into eco-art came naturally, as she always appreciated Mother Earth thanks to her love for surfing, which also lead to her helping rescue loggerheads and lifeguarding. “On campus of UH, they had trees planted from everywhere in the world,” she recalls. “One tree called ‘Tree of Life’ had more animals sustain themselves there than any other place in the world, and they had these pods inside where turmeric grew. It was breathtaking.” When she met Robert, after he graduated from college in Denver, they had a lot in common, including their passion for art, the environment and the sea. Settling in Wrightsville Beach, Mary worked as the day manager at Tidal Creek, and Robert painted murals around town, as well as designed logos for places like Bridge Tender, Fish House and even Wrightsville Beach Park and Recreation, before landing a job at StarNews. Though his print career took them to Atlanta, the city couldn’t keep the artists and surfers forever. So, back to the beach they moved. While Robert’s visual journalism career was getting afoot, Mary reared Miles and Laura, teaching them to “recycle, eat healthy and be nice to others.” Aside from finding crafty ways to redesign her home, she also would teach soap- and book-making projects at Miles’ and Laura’s schools. “She was always making something out of nothing,” Robert says. “Yeah, I had a friend who would ask me, ‘How do you come up with all of this stuff?’” Mary explains, referring to a lamp she would revise from bare bones or a table that looked like nothing more than junk to the common eye. “I just responded, ‘No money!’ It was born in me to work with what I already had—that ‘70s mentality, where we taught ourselves to do everything.” “Mary has a really great flair for taking things usual and making them unusual,” Robert continues.

Nectar (coming soon)

Big Thai 2

Drifters Bar and Grill

The Harp

Our Crepes and More

The Satellite

123 Grace Street

Caffe Bossanova

1319 Military Cutoff Road

Cameo 1900

Tandoori Bites

1620 South College Rd.

Hot Pink Cake Stand

Crow Hill (coming soon) 9 S. Front St.

Curry Valley

149 S. College Rd.

Jimmy John’s

Oh Dip! (coming soon)

Chop’s Deli

Leon and Dick’s Rib Shack 7032 Market Street


3715 Patriot Way #101 Wilmington, NC

The Fuzzy Peach Frozen Yogurt Bar ECO-CONSCIOUS ARTISTS: The Holst Family, (l. to r.) Laura, Miles, Robert and Mary, sells art work, refurbished furniture and other unique gift items at their new enviro-friendly shop, Re-Eco. Photo by Shea Carver

The couple’s resources come as organically as their ideas to transform them into treasured items. Today, people offer them a surplus of materials frequently. “So much fabric gets discarded,” Mary exclaims. “We have an interior designer friend who gave us tons of remnants of linen to make aromatherapy pillows—just really beautiful fabric that I can’t believe would get thrown away!” “Yeah, we have neighbors and friends calling, giving us what they no longer want and don’t want to throw away,” Robert chimes in. Robert’s and Mary’s passion seeps through each adorned corner of Re-Eco, located in the old Larbiola’s Antique Shop. “We still sell Labriola’s vintage postcards,” Robert assures, referring to a hot-ticket item sold from the old family store. “But, once they’re gone, they’re gone!” Also reminiscent of Labriola’s: the many glass jars that laid about its front stoop. Only they reappear aligned across the roof of the building that the husband-and-wife team diligently worked on for a year to transform from a cement block into a cottage of whimsical fantasy. Ceramic owls look over the place,

nestled next to robot images on T-shirts or bottle openers made out of discarded bamboo flooring. Visions of the sea appear at practically ever turn. It’s apparent that’s what the Holst’s feel connected to. “We’re so lucky to live in such a beautiful place,” Mary says. “How can you not want to protect and preserve it?” “We have always believed in preserving nature and communities,” Robert interjects. “And it doesn’t take much, you know? Made in America is good. Made in NC is great! But made in Wilmington is even better!” —Shea Carver

Other new businesses that have opened in Wilmington and surrounding areas: Port City Produce

Wilmington Water Tours

CB Surf Shop Ida Thai

304 N. Lake Park Blvd.

Hoplight Pub and Beer Garden 720 North Lake Park Blvd Carolina Beach, NC

Mexico Viejo


Sunset Cafe

128 South

Luly’s Cuban Cafe

Dental Works (leland)

Lazy Pirate


Creoles (coming soon) 122 Princess Street

Catch Modern Seafood (#2)

Eat Spot

Flat Eddie’s

Zoës Kitchen

Green’s Grille

Surf House

Well Seasoned Casual Dining 6309 Market Street Wilmington, NC

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where to be, what to do in Wilmington and beyond

Events CAROLINA BEACH FIREWORKS The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce this year’s schedule for the Fireworks by the Sea series. Once again the Chamber has joined forces with the Boardwalk Makeover to bring you and your family an evening of entertainment to tickle your senses. Live music will begin at the Boardwalk Gazebo at 6:30pm leading up to the fireworks at 9pm. This year there will be eighteen (18) evenings of fireworks including our fabulous Independence Day show. The complete schedule is listed below so be sure to mark your calendars so you can grab your blankets and chairs and head to Pleasure Island for an evening of fun, every Thurs, unless otherwise noted: 7/15, 22, 29, 8/5. THE ARTFUL PEANUT Poplar Grove, the oldest peanut plantation in the South, presents The Artful Peanut on 7/31. Schedule: 9:30am: Opening ceremony starts off with complimentary anniversary cake, peanut butter (what else!), served throughout the day!; 9am-5pm: The Peanut Plantation Life—tours of the manor house with costumed guides; the craft studios weaver/spinner, basketmaker; the tenant house, where they’ll be cooking peanuts and offering samples; in the Agricultural Building for exhibits,

videos, modern-day farmer, displays, tools, equipment, etc. Vendors will have baked, fried, buttered, roasted, creamed peanut-licious treats plus lots of other goodies. • New work by Ivey Hayes, NC born and raised artist. Hayes will be in the amnor house, donating a portion of his sales to Poplar Grove • Creative Artists of Hampstead Annual Show and Sale—Accomplished and amateur painters, photographers, sculptors and jewelers are awarded first through third place in their category. Booksignings, silent auctions, and demonstrations throughout the day. Show lasts through Sun., 10am-4pm. • Hammer In: local chapter of Artist Blacksmith Association of North America (ABANA) holds a Hammer In, 9am-5pm in Blacksmith Shop. Talented members take turns demonstrating throughout the day. Different techniques, materials and equipment are used to create gates, tables, decor, and much more. • Cindy Rhodes plays the delightful sounds of the hammered dulcimer throughout the day. Cindy is a classically trained musician, writing original music for piano and dulcimer.Also an accomplished artist, Cindy is one of the many multi-talented folks that live on Cape Fear. 10200 US Highway 17. www. (910) 686-9518 FARMERS MARKET Riverfront Farmers’ Market on Sat., 8am-1pm. Remains open every Saturday (except October 2

Riverfest) through 12/18, 8am-1pm, downtown. Features local farmers, producers, artists and crafters. Products offered include fresh fruits and berries, vegetables, plants, herbs, flowers, eggs, cheeses, meats, seafood, honey, baked goods, legumes, pickled items, jams and jellies, wine, art, crafts, and more. N. Water St. (between Market & Princess streets). • Pine Valley Market’s Farm Fresh Saturdays: 5/22, and every Sat., from June-August. A local farmer from Clinton will have a variety of local and regional produce. Castle Hayne farm flowers, too., 3520 S. College Rd. • Poplar Grove Farmers’ Market on Wed., 8am-1pm. Everything locally grown or made: in-season fruits and vegetables, plants, cut flowers, eggs, cheese and more! Farm. Mkt. through 12/15, rain or shine. 10200 U.S. 17, Poplar Grove isonly a milefrom the I-40 bypass.(910) 686-9518ext. 26.• Wrightsville Beach Farmers’ Market, Mondays, 8am-1pm, featuring 15 vendors of local produce, shrimp and seafood, arts and crafts, etc. • Carolina Beach Farmers’ Market open every Saturday, 8am1pm, featuring over 40 vendors, 75/25 farmers to arts and craft vendors.

Charity/Fund-raisers VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

NC Emergency Reserves (NCER) seeks leaders for the area of the 31st Regiment, which encompasses 11 counties in the southern part of the state and coastline. NCER is a statewide volunteer disasterresponse organization. Initially, NCER wants to identify qualified candidates for the positions of Battalion and HQ Staff. Ideal candidates should have extensive experience in either the military or public safety fields, good organizational skills, and a desire to serve the people of NC in time of disaster. Also sought: Unit Commanders for battalion-sized units which would cover a one or two county area within the regiments, and Company Commanders for local units. HQed in Fayetteville, near Fort Bragg. Members receive free training in many areas of emergency and preparedness skills, including a wide assortment of FEMA courses. or (910) 717-2627. WARM WARM will be hosting youth and adult mission teams from other parts of our state, completing light carpentry and painting projects, as well as more challenging work, like wheelchair ramp construction, in an effort to rebuild homes and restore hope for low-income neighborhoods. ‘Voluntourists’ will build in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties. One such group, who will work for 3 wks w/40-60 volunteers and materials they bring for 14-16 projects, is from Williamsons Chapel United Methodist Church in Mooresville, NC. Interested groups: 910-399-7563 or info@ BONE MARROW DONATION Thousands of patients w/leukemia and other life-threatening diseases depend on bone marrow transplants to save their lives. To have a successful transplant, the patient must first have a matching donor. To help, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is sponsoring “Driving for Change,” a community bone marrow drive, 11am-7pm, on Thurs., 7/15, Carolina Beach Recreation Center Gymnasium located behind the Town Administration Bldg, 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd. Participating in drive requires swabbing the insides of your cheeks with a cotton swab and completing some paperwork. Participants will then become part of the national bone marrow registry. If you are found to be a match for someone needing a bone marrow transplant, saving a life could be as simple as having blood drawn from your arm.Iris Baker: 910-452-8297 or SURFERS HEALING FUNDRAISER Carrabba’s Italian Grill is hosting the Surfers Healing NC on 7/16 at 15 Van Campen Blvd. Tickets $20; includes beverage, bread, Caesar salad, Surf and Turf (Sirloin Marsala and Spiedino di Mare) with sauteed broccoli and tiramisu for dessert. Participants enjoy lunch car-side pickup at 11am, dining at 11:30am, or dining at 12:30pm. Proceeds go to Surfers Healing NC to help give autistic children and their families a wonderful day at the beach. Tickets available at: Aussie Island Surf Shop, Sweetwater Surf Shop, Sidearm Surf and Skate and Indojax. Sissy Priddy: 431-6729. ACOUSTIC SOUP Acoustic Soup fea. a day of music, art, wine and beer, 7/17, 6pm-midnight. Presented by Art Soup, a local nonprofit arts organization takes place at Juggling Gypsy Café, 1612 Castle St. Feat. Josh Moore, Zeke Roland, Ed Kreul, Anthony Garguilo, Tucker Hill, Austin Miller and the Lewis Brothers Band. Monthly event is creatively coupled with wine and beer tastings, raffles, auctions, prizes and more. Monthly showcase rotates through various local venues as a fund-raising event; $2 donation appreciated. All proceeds go to Art Soup. 910-762-2223 or

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Theatre/Auditions GUERILLA THEATRE See page 9. PORT CITY PUPPET FESTIVAL See cover story pages 10-12. SNEADS FERRY COMMUNITY THEATRE “On Golden Pond,” by Ernest Thompson and directed by Irene King: Fri.-Sun. 7/16-18, 23-25, 8pm; Sun. matinees, 3pm. Community Center: 126 Park Lane. Tickets $12 at door, children under 12 $5. RSVP (910)327-2798. www. THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY AUDITIONS Thalian Association holds auditions for ‘Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story Auditions,’ on 7/19-20 at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd St., downtown Wilmington. Seeking musicians/singers for Buddy and his band, The Crickets. Buddy: 20’s, charismatic, strong tenor, guitar player. The Crickets: 3 men in their 20’s guitar, upright bass and drums; must sing backup vocals. Ritchie Valens: late teens-20’s, Hispanic, sings “La Bamba;” Big Bopper: hefty, big personality, sings “Chantilly Lace.” Also roles for men and women 20’s-50’s and vocalists for rock concert sequence. All ethnicities encouraged to attend. Prepare a song of your choice to sing a cappella. Bring your instrument if applicable. Directed by Tom Briggs, with music direction by Jonathan Barber, runs 9/23-10/3 at historic Thalian Hall. SHADOWLANDS Big Dawg Productions will hold auditions for “Shadowlands” on Mon/Tues, 7/19-20 at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. Second St., 7pm. Shadowlands tells the story of C.S. Lewis, author of “The Chronicles of Narnia,” and his relationship with American divorcee Joy Gresham. Roles available for six men 30-50, two women 30-40, and one boy around 10. Auditions consist of readings from the script. Bring résumé and headshot if available, but not rqd. Show dates: 9/2-5, 9-12 and 16-19. Robb Mann directs. 910-471-0242 PROOF The Red Barn Studio will hold auditions for David Auburn’s play “Proof,” on 7/19-20 at the theatre at 1122 S. 3rd St. The roles of Hal and Claire (both late 20s) are available. Run dates for the production are Oct-Nov. (910) 762-0955 CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT Playhouse 211 Theater presents “The Tallis Chamber Orchestra.” One night only, 7/24, at 7:30pm, 4320-100 Southport-Supply Rd. Tickets are $15 for orchestra seating and $12 general admission. Seating is limited to the first 80 tickets sold. Tickets purchased online at playhouse211. com or 910-200-7785. ANNIE Brunswick Little Theatre will presents the Tony award winning musical “Annie.” Performances at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of BCC, 7:30pm on 8/6-8,13-15, 8pm or 3pm Sunday matinees. For tickets: (800) 754-1050, ext. 416. $15 for adults, $10 for students 12 and over w/ school ID’s, $10 Brunswick Community College Staff, $6 for children under 12. JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR TechMoja presents ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ on 8/12-15 and 19-22 at 8pm, with Sunday matinees at 3pm. Production held at the Hannah Block Historic USO 120 S. 2nd St. Direction and choreography by Kevin Lee-y Green and music direction by Chiaki Ito. $12-$15. (910) 341-7860. OPERA HOUSE THEATRE CO. See page 8.

Comedy NUTT STREET COMEDY ROOM Nutt St. Comedy Room presents the Nutt House Improv Troupe on Wednesdays and Improv Troupe on Thursdays. • Vince Martin 7/23-4; Beards of Comedy Tour 7/31 • HBO’s Kyle Grooms will be showing on 8/6-7. Kyle has been seen on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” “Comedy Central Presents,” “The

Chappelle Show,” and this season’s “Last Comic Standing.” Shows at 9pm; tickets $12 in advance, $15 at door. CREATIVE COMEDY-SUMMER SHORTS Comedy Improv & Sketch for Beginners-One Week Intensive: $68. Learn the basics of improv. 7/25-7/31. Sun.-Sat. 6-9pm CFCC Campus • Just Games-Workshop: $68. Class will cover all different types of improv. games. Previous student or some improv. training preferred. 7/24 and 31, 9am-5:30pm. UNCW campus. www.brooklingreen. com or (910)362-7319.

Music/Concerts MUSIC ON THE TOWN Mayfaire Music on the Town returns for its 2010 season. Bring coolers (beer/wine is welcome), picnic baskets, chairs, friends and family to start the weekend off right! Chick-Fil-A will be at the concerts every Friday for an easy pick-me up dinner. Plus, Jumpin’ Party Rentals will be out with three moon bounce castles, cotton candy and snow cones for the kids (for a small fee). Fee parking and dogs are welcome! Schedule: 7/16: Live Bait: (acoustic rock) • 7/23: Mako (variety rock) • 7/30: Blind Lemon Pledge (blues, rock) • 8/6: Big Fish (classic, modern rock) • 8/13: Blivet (eclectic rock) TIFT MERRITT See page 14. KURE BEACH SUMMER CONCERTS On the second and fourth Fri. of June, July and Aug., The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce proudly brings you the 2010 Free Summer Concert


111 Howe Street. 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

Dancers CAPE FEAR CONTRA DANCERS Cape Fear Contra Dancers presents Tuesday Night Contra Dances, every 2nd and 4th Tues., 7:309:30pm, 5th Ave. United Methodist Church, 409 South 5th Ave., downtown Wilmington. Admission is $3. Offers live band and caller, dress casually, family atmosphere with contemporary American Folk Dance. Singles and couples are invited to come. Date are: 7/27; 8/10, 24; 9/14, 28; 10/12, 26; 11/9,2 3. Phoebe Hood: 270-3363. BALLROOM LATIN DANCESPORT Beginner Ballroom Wed. 6:30pm, 7/28; Shag Wed, 7:30pm, 7/28; Salsa Thurs. 6:30pm, 7/29; Ballroom II Sun., 8/1, 6pm; Wedding Prep Classes, Fri. Night Dance Club weekly, 7/30, 7:30-10:30pm. www. (910) 799-2001 2010 SUMMER DANCE CLASSES 2010 Summer Dance Theme Camps:Theme camps $125/student camp fees are non-refundable & are not prorated according to attendance. Min. 5 students per camp required. No experience necessary, no shoes needed, loose comfortable clothing. Includes dance, games, activities, crafts, movies, story time, snacks, tumbling and free T-shirt. Camps are designed for children under 12 years of age. • 2010 Summer Dance Theme Camps, 9am-noon, “Primpin’ Princess Camp” • 7/19-23“Dancin’ Like a Star.” • Fall registration: August-May Dance Season, $10. Register by 7/30 and get 50% off reg fee. Deadline through 8/9. 799-3223 www.

Big Dawg Productions is back! They’re holding auditions for their September production, “Shadowlands.” Roles are available for six men, ages 30 to 50; two women, ages 30 to 50; and one 10-year-old boy. Interested thespians will read from the script and should bring a résumé and headshot if available. Auditions take place at the Community Arts Center on 2nd Street at 7 p.m. Call (910) 471-0242 for more information. Series featuring: 7/23, Katelyn Marks (Country) • 8/13 Jam Sandwich (Classic Rock) • 8/27, Blind Lemon Pledge (Blues/Classic Rock). Concerts take place at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area in Kure Beach. No ticket rqd. and parking is free. Concerts at 6:30pm. Chamber:(910) 458-8434.

TANGO Friday intro class at the Wilmington Athletic Club, 6:15pm, and the advancing couples class at 11:30am Saturday.Instructor: Kent Boseman. CAROLINA LOUNGE DANCE LESSONS Tues.: Shag Night. Free Shag Lessons with Brad White. Beginner 7:30pm, Intermediate 8pm. Dancing till 11pm. $5 cover. • Thurs.: Ladies Night. Free Line Dance Lessons with Barbara Braak 7:30pm. 5 cover. • Fri.: Salsa Night. Begins with Argentine Tango Lessons, 7:30pm. $5 cover. Salsa Lessons, 9:30pm & DJ Lalo. Open till 2:30am. • Sat.: Beach & Shag DJ, 7:30pm, Salsa, 11pm till close. Carolina Lounge, 910 791-7595.

BELLYDANCE CLASSES Bellydance classes held on Thursday evenings, 6:3 -7:30pm at the Firehouse Pilates Studio. Marie: 910-620-3566 or

CAPE FEAR BLUES FESTIVAL Wilmington & NC’s Cape Fear Coast beckons visitors for their 15th anniversary of world-class blues at Legion Stadium. This year’s festival features accomplished blues artists from across the Southeast. Three days of blues will feature live concerts, a blues workshop, a blues jam, a Blues Cruise aboard the Henrietta III riverboat, and post-festival performances. 910-350-8822 or

WILMINGTON SALSA CLUB Salsa Lessons, 8:30pm, Wed., Garibaldi Night Club, 4418 Market St., Wilmington, NC • 8pm, Fridays, Sywanyk’s Night Club 222 Henderson Ave., Jacksonville, NC. Dawn: (910) 471-6809

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH SUMMER CONCERTS Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation hosts WECT Sounds of Summer Concerts at Wrightsville Beach Park, 321 Causeway Dr. You’re invited to bring your picnics, blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy music in the park Thurs, 6:30-8pm, 8/5 (in the event of inclement weather the concert is rescheduled for the following Thurs). (910)256-7925 or www. .

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

ANGELA EASTERLING Angela Easterling is playing at the Historic Amuzu Theatre in Downtown Southport, NC, 7-9 pm. Angela’s latests CD, “Blacktop Road,” is on the Top 40 of Americana Music. Tickets: $15 each to benefit the restoration of the Historic Theatre at

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

BABS MCDANCE NEW SCHEDULE 7-8pm • Basic Shag: Tues. 6-7pm • Night Club Two Step: Tues. 7-8pm • Basic Salsa: Tues. 7-8pm • Progressing Salsa: Tues. 8-9:30pm • Swing & Lindy: Wed. 6-7pm • Cha Cha: Wed. 7-8pm • Mambo: Wed. 8-9:30pm • Waltz: Thursdays 6-7pm • Progressing Shag: Thurs. 7-8pm • Foxtrot: Thurs. 7-8pm • Argentine Tango: Thurs. 8-9:30pm. Check out full schedule at

Art PUPPET DREAMS Wabi Sabi Warehouse (19 North 9th St) will host ‘Handmade Puppet Dreams,’ an exhibition of contemporary puppets curated by Heather Henson. As part of the 2010 Port City Puppet Festival, the exhibition feat. a selection of cuttingedge puppets and sets featured in the Handmade Puppet Dreams film series. Two volumes in the independent film series will be screened across the street at Jengo’s Playhouse (815 Princess St). Showcasing a new generation of puppeteers, these short films run the gamut from marionettes to finger puppets to paper cutouts. Handmade Puppet Dreams opening reception: 7/17, 11am-2pm, free. Handmade Puppet Dreams film screenings: 7/16, 7pm and 8:30pm (adults only), and 7/17, 11am, noon and 1pm (bring the kids!), $3. http://www.portcitypuppet.orgwww. FOURTH FRIDAY GALLERY NIGHTS Fourth Friday Gallery Nights 2010, 6-9pm on the fourth Friday of each month: 7/23, 8/27, 9/24, 10/22, 12/26. No admission. All ages. Several downtown galleries, studios and art spaces will open their doors to the public in an after-hours celebration of art and culture. The Art Walk is a self-guided tour featuring exhibitions of various artistic genres including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, photography, metals, ceramics, mixed media and more. Includes opening receptions, artist discussions, live music, wine, food and other traditional art-activities. www. ECHOES OF COLOR AND LIGHT “Echoes of Color and Light: Art That Speaks Its Mind,” a show featuring the art of two distinctive Wilmington artists, B.F. Reed and Gail Henderson. Henderson’s pieces of abstract reality are drenched with layers of color and texture contrasted with opaque ribbons of paint. Reed’s lush watercolors reflect her diverse cultural experiences and interests. Fill the Cupboard Art Show—please bring non-perishable food items to help stock local shelters/food banks! Opening with wine tasting on Fri. 7/23, 5:30–8pm. Exhibit runs through 8/31. FastFrame Gallery at Landfall Center, 1319 Military Cutoff Road, 910-256-1105 or www. WHQR GALLERY WHQR 91.3FM Public Radio is thrilled to announce that the WHQR Gallery will open a new show on 7/23, with an exhibition of new work by prominent local photographer Libby Cullen and renowned local painter Sue Sneddon. Coastal Views begins with the opening reception that takes place Fri, 7/23, 69pm. Guests invited to meet the artists, the WHQR staff and on-air personalities, while enjoying wine, light refreshments and live music. Show remains on display until 10/8. Portion of proceeds from art sales benefit WHQR Public Radio. FIGURING IT OUT Two local artists will present “Figuring It Out,” a show feat. their unique views of the human figure at Caprice Bistro & Sofa Bar, through 7/31. Pastel painter Jan Boland of Southport and oil painter Joanne Geisel of Leland have joined forces and gathered together the best of their figurative pieces for this show 10 Market St. CALL FOR ARTISTS Creative Artists of Hampstead will participate in the 30th anniversary celebration at Poplar Grove 7/31—a gala venture with much foot traffic including the tourist trade. Needs artists, to be included in all of their publicity; limited tent space. Joan Millette: 270-9610or SUMMER ART DRAWING AND PAINTING Instruction by Lois DeWitt. Individual tutoring available, $25/2-hr session. • Paint from a Photo Workshop, Tues. 3-5pm. Bring your favorite photo or printed image, learn basic painting skills to turn it into your own beautiful painting • Water Color Workshop, Weds. 11am-1pm. Wet and dry brush, expressive brushstroke, light and shadow washes, spray and splash! Learn watercolor basics or refresh your painting skills • Drawing Workshop, Weds. 3-5pm and Sat. 11am-1pm. Line, shading, composition and how to draw what you see. Learn the basics or refresh your drawing skills • Acrylic

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Music Mon. and Open Paint and Create (bring art in progress). • Starving Artist Night and Sting and Bitch, 6pm, Tues. • Wed. Weekly Wine Tastings • 208 N. Front St. 910-763-3737, bottegagallery. PORT CITY POTTERY & FINE CRAFTS Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts, Cotton Exchange in downtown Wilmington, w/ handmade, one-ofa-kind, 3-D art, crafts and more by jury-selected coastal North Carolina artisans. Open: Mon.Sat., 10-5:30pm; Sun., 11-4pm. 307 N. Front St./763-7111,

Museums OLD BALDY The Pirates Are Coming, 8/6-8, Bald Head Island, NC. The Meka II Pirate Ship will be sailing into the Bald Head Island Marina, 5pm, Friday, 8/6. Pirates from Blackbeard’s Crew will try to prevent the Meka II from docking. Thus begins a weekend of pirates and history, all for the benefit of NC’s oldest lighthouse, Old Baldy. Come for one day or for all three. or 910-457-7481.

Painting Workshop, Sat. 3-5pm. Color mixing, brushwork, gradations, light and shadow. Learn the basics or refresh your painting skills. loislight@ COUNTERTRANSFERENCE Group exhibition “Countertransference” at UNCWs Cultural Arts Building. Each of the 10 artists involved address social issues ranging from the economic downturn to our interaction with the environment or local communities. Exhibitionavailable for viewing through 8/6, Mon-Thurs, noon-4pm. Artists: Lauren Frances Adams, Dan Brawley, Anne Brennan, Mei Ling Cann, Jonathan Cobbs, Adam Jacono, Abby Spangel Perry, Dixon Stetler, Jim Tisnado, and Jan-Ru Wan. Curated by Michael Webster. 601 S. College Road, 910-962-3440. ARTISTS AND TEACHERS 8/29: Artists and Teachers is an exhibition that brings together ceramic work by 7 local art teachers. The exhibition is organized by Hiroshi Sueyoshi and will be on view at the Clay Studio in the Pancoe Art Education Center at the Cameron Art Museum. The exhibition consists of ceramic work by Arron Wilcox and Vicky Smith of UNCW, Geoff Calabrese of Cape Fear Community College, Alan Boyd of Laney High School, Joseph Cunliffe of Ashley High School, Hope Hunt of Haggard High School and Sara Scott of New Hanover High School. Contact Ashley Standera, (910)395-5999 x1005 or 9TH ANNUAL ART WALK Registration for this year’s 9th Annual ArtWalk, in downtown Wilmington. Held Sat., 9/11, 10am-5pm. Front St. will close, with artists booths set up down the middle of the street, over six blocks. 10,000 people throughout the day. Participant registration:

$75 level allows you a 20’ x 10’ area to display your work however you wish. “Up & Coming” level is $35 and allows you a 10’ X 10” area space. This area has a retail price restriction of $150 or less. This area is more intended for artist who are trying to break into a larger event and get their work in front of a large crowd. Also an art parade (theme will be announced soon). Anyone that has interest in participating (both in a performance sense or constructing for the parade) or knows any individuals or groups that would have interest: Chris Andrews, or 216-374-8884. WALLS FINE ART GALLERY Oil Painters of America presents Walls Fine Art Gallery as 2010 Eastern Regional Exhibition Host. The exhibition will run 10/14-11/13. Oil Painters of America has a membership of over 3200 artists. With three levels of membership, each attained through a jury process, the organization is focused on the preservation of representational art by providing support and promotion to their members and the art through education, exhibitions, and marketing. Two-day, non-sale, preview, 10am6pm, 10/14, and 10am-3pm, 10/15. Sales begin 10/15, 6-10pm. Exhibition will include 90 juried member and signature member paintings, as well as paintings by master signature members. OPA member exhibition submission instructions are available: faq.html. Walls Gallery: (910)343-1703 or www. BOTTEGA EVENTS EXHIBIT: “Animals as Companions” Art Exhibit and Fundraiser for Homeless Pets. Art proceeds donated to Adopt an A.N.G.E.L. EVENTS: • World

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BATTLESHIP 2nd Saturdays: History, Heritage, Arts & Fun: Fun at all 37 museums and Historic Sites around the state on 8/14, including the Battleship NC. Each location for 2nd Saturdays has a theme for the monthly program, which allows a pairing of art form and site. for statewide schedule of events. Battleship NC: Junction of Highways 17/74/76/421 on the Cape Fear River across from historic downtown Wilmington. Hours: 8am-5pm (Labor Day to Memorial Day Weekend) and 8am-8pm (Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day). Ticket sales stop one hour before closing. or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. 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 kitchen-building and courtyard. 3rd and Market sts. Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. Last tour, 3pm. Admission. (910) 762-0570. NC AQUARIUM EXHIBITS: Thank the ocean through a breathtaking new exhibit. “Thank You Ocean” exhibit showcasing photography of sting rays, waves, fishermen and such by world-famous photographers Scott Marshall, Logan Mock-Bunting and DJ Struntz. The exhibit is developed on the spirit of the Thank You Ocean campaign, a nonprofit partnership between the State of California, NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the Ocean Communicators Alliance. Admission: $8 ages 13-61; $7 ages 62 and up; $6 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children under 2; registered groups of N.C. school children, and NC Aquarium Society members. EVENTS: Aquarist Apprentice: 7/17, 24, 31, 2pm. Find out what it is like to be responsible for the aquarium critters. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour, learn about our animals and their diets, and assist our staff in the preparation of food and feeding of some of our animals. Limited participants; wear close-toed shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. Ages 10 and up; ages 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25/participant. Aquarium admission included. • Behind the Scenes Tour, where kids learn about the aquarium, and gain access to all the behind-the-scene action and how to care for the aquatic life. 7/18 and 25, 1pm; 7/15 and 29, 11:30am. Children under 8 are not permitted. Children between 8 and 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fee: $15/ ages 13 and up, $13/ages 8-12. Admission included. • Extended Behind the Scenes: Kids watch feeding time and visit top exhibits, like Cape Fear Shoals, as well as get a bird’s eyte view of the 235, 000 gallon tank, and more! 7/16, 28 and 30, 2pm. Children under 8 are not permitted. Children between 8 and 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 20/ages 13 and up, $18/ages 8-12. Admission included. • Mommy and Me, 7/31, 9am. Moms and children interact and learn together about aquarium

animals. Different animal topics will be offered each date. $13/adult and one child ($1/ additional child). Admission included. • Canoeing the Salt Marsh: 7/24 , 9am; 7/25, 2pm. Three-hour exploration of the Zeke’s Island Estuarine Research Reserve by canoe. Activities include crabbing, clamming, seining or birding. Participants should be able to swim and be capable of sustained physical exertion. Ages 8 and up. Ages 8-12 must be accompanied by two adults. $25/participant. Admission not included. • Salt Marsh and Crabbing: 7/16 and 30, 8am. Join us for this hands-on program that introduces participants to the challenge of catching blue crabs. Lessons in crab biology and crabbing equipment prepare participants for an exciting expedition outdoors to catch (and release) crabs. All bait and equipment is provided. Ages 7 and up. Ages 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. $16/ages 13 and up; $14/ages 7-12. Admission included. • Surf Fishing Workshop: 7/27, 8am. Three-hour workshop includes one hour of classroom discussion, then surf fishing on the beach nearby. All equipment and bait provided. Rain or shine. Ages 10 and up. $12/participant. Admission not included. • Summer Day Camps for Kids: Jr. Naturalist: 7/16, 8:30am-3pm, ages 5-6, 7-9 or 10-12. Campers investigate the animal world as budding young naturalists. By becoming immersed in different habitats campers learn basic observation skills and gain an appreciation of what nature has to offer. $200/non-members for ages 5-12, $180/ages 5-12 for NC Aquarium Society Members. • Sensational Senses: 7/19-23 or 26-30, 8:30am-3pm, ages 5-6, 10-12 or 13-14 (available only 7/19-23). By meeting and observing animals at the aquarium, and in surrounding habitats, campers discover how their senses help animals survive. $200/non-members for ages 5-12, $180/ ages 5-12 for NC Aquarium Society Members. $250/non-members for ages 13-14, $225/ages 13-14 for NC Aquarium Society Members. • 8/6 and16, 8am, canoeing trip to Holly Shelter in Pender County—the most biologically significant land along the Atlantic Coast. Paddlers meet in Pender County to float through cypress swamps and possibly see river otters, owls, warblers and wood peckers. Recommended for novice or intermediate paddlers. Participants should be able to swim and be capable of sustained physical exertion. For ages 8 and up. Children ages 8-14 must be accompanied by two adults. $35 per participant ($25 with own boat). 4 hours. • Pre-register for all programs! • 910-4587468; 900 Loggerhead Rd. Kure Beach. www. CAPE FEAR MUSEUM EXHIBITS: Conservation Matters: Explore the art and science of artifact conservation. Discover what it is, who does it, and why it matters to museums. A selection of beautifully conserved furniture and other objects from the Museum’s permanent collection will be on display. • Going To The Movies: Experience the history of a century of movie-going in the Lower Cape Fear region. Explore where people went to the movies. Discover how the theater experience has changed over the years. Watch some of the first films local residents may have seen. • Cape Fear Treasures: Drink- Glimpse a selection of drinking vessels, as you explore treasures from Cape Fear Museum’s permanent collection. From 18th-century bottles to fancy teapots to modern-day souvenir mugs, discover objects that help tell the stories of liquid consumption through time. EVENTS: Volunteer Open House held first Wed. of mo. Opportunities are available in museum store, working with the historic collection, and as an education docent. • Hours: 9am-5pm Tues-Sat. and 1-5pm, Sun. Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for students with valid ID and senior citizens; $5 special military rate with valid military ID; $3 for children 3-17; and free for children under 3. Museum members are always free. 814 Market St. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF WILMINGTON Activities vary every day of the week: Messy Mondays and Exploration Stations, Kids Cooking Club and Fetch!, Muddy Buddies and Toddler Time, Gross Saturdays and Gardening Club! Summer fun at the museum, including camps galore through 8/13: Museum Mania Day Camp: 8:30-12:30pm, each day for 15 children ages 4-8 years old! Special camper programs: (No extra cost). Mon., gardening; Tues., language arts; Wed., cardio chaos; Thurs., dance. Members: $20/day, non-members: $25/day.

$10 using your own. Waccamaw River (Pirway Section), Mon. 7/26, 8 am-2pm . Meet at Halyburton Park : 4099 S. 17th St. 3410836 WATER AEROBICS Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program for adults/seniors: Free water aerobics classes on Tues/Thurs. Through 8/19, 9-10am in the Robert Strange Pool at 410 S. 10th St. Pre-reg required. (910)341-7253.


Wrighstville Beach Parks and Recreation offers Bridge card-playing lessons for beginner and intermediate learners. Their next session takes place September 9th through October 7th. Lessons take place on Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., depending on the level of instruction needed. Classes meet in the Fran Russ Recreation Center. To sign up, just call (910) 256-7925.

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH REC CLASSES Wrightsville Beach Shag Lessons, beginner and intermediate on Sun. in the Fran Russ Rec Center at Wrightsville Beach Park. No partner needed. • Bridge II Lessons, Thurs, 9:30am-11:30am, 9/9-10/7. Bridge Intermediate II Lessons: Thurs., noon2pm, 9/9-10/7. Meets in the Fran Russ Recreation Center. Pre-reg req • Tennis Lessons. All ages; classes meet Mon/Wed at Tennis Courts at Wrightsville Beach Park. • Yoga. Tue/Wed at 6:30pm. Classes meet in the Fran Russ Rec Center • Pilates 50/50: Mon/Wed/Fri, 10:1511:15am. Beginner Pilates: Tues/Thurs. 7:308:15am. • Low Impact Aerobics. Mon/Wed/Fri. 8-9am and 9-10am. • Tone & Stretch. Tues/Thurs. 8:30-9:15 am. • Boot Camp Tues/Thurs. 6-7am. • Ladies’ Single Tennis Ladder and Men’s Single Tennis Ladder: through 9/3. Wrightsville Beach residents $20 / Non-residents $25. (910) 2567925.

Film WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH MOVIE NIGHT Free family-friendly movies at Wrightsville Beach Park, Wed., 8:30pm, through 8/11! Concessions available: popcorn, soda, candy, Kohl’s frozen custard, and Vito’s Pizza will be taking delivery orders. Picnic baskets and coolers welcome, but no alcoholic beverages are allowed in the park. (Cancelled upon inclement weather.) Full schedule: 7/14: “Billabong’s High Five” • 7/21: “Night at teh Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” • 7/28: “Tooth Fairy” • 8/4: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” • 8/11: “How to Train Your Dragon.” (910) 256-7925. FRONT STREET FILM NIGHT Free of charge! Meet filmmakers, support the local film community and enjoy 1/2-price apps. 7/14: “How I Raised My Film Budget” (short) and “Guy in Row” (feature) • 7/21: “The Buck Johnson Story” (short) and “Half Empty” (feature) • 7/28: “Suit Yourself” (short) and “Dead End Job” (feature). 9 N. Front St. FREE MOVIES AT THE LAKE Every Sunday night in the summer, the Carolina Beach Lake Park comes alive with activity as families from all areas bring their lawn chairs and blankets and spend an evening together under the stars watching some of the best hit movies around: 7/18: Fame • 7/25: Where the Wild Things Are • 8/1: BeetleJuice • 8/8: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs • 8/15: The Pirates of the Caribbean • 8/22: The Princess & The Frog • 8/29: “Classic” Night—Two Hours in the Dark,” a Frank Capra

Documentary, followed Capra’s classic film Mr. Deeds goes to Town • 9/5: Up. Each week, the Chamber also be hosts a food drive benefiting a local charity. Free and open to the public. Popcorn, candy, soft drinks, cotton candy and other popular concessions are available at reasonable prices. JULY SUBVERSIVE FILMS Showing at the Juggling Gypsy, 1612 Castle St., 8pm, free admission. • July 18: “Bill Hicks: Sane Man” • July 25: “Dave Chappelle: For What It’s Worth”

Kids Stuff WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH CAMPS 7/19-23: Soccer Camp: (Ages 3-12) Wrightsville Beach Parks and Rec. hosts Challenger Sports, British Soccer Camp. Two, five-day camps that meet Mon-Fri, 7/19-23 at Wrightsville Beach Park. Fee includes a soccer ball and a T-shirt. Fees and times vary depending on age. • 7/19-23, 26-30 and 8/2-6: Performance Club: Directed by LJ Woodard. Session dates, times and fees vary depending on age. All supplies and a daily snack are included in the fee. • 7/26-30, 9am-noon: Cape Fear Cotillion Manners Camp with Tracee Meyer. We will be making manners fun with games, crafts and activities, on the tennis/basketball courts practicing sportsmanship, learning ballroom & popular dances, and serving lunch to practice our table manners every day! You will come away from this camp with skills that will last a lifetime! (*4 year olds who are entering Kindergarten in the fall are eligible) 9am-noon, at the Wrightsville Beach Recreation Center. Wrightsville Beach residents $140 / Non-residents $175.(910)251-3700 UPPER ROOM THEATRE CO. SUMMER CAMP The Upper Room Theatre Company has announced the summer camp schedule for its Kids’ Musical Theatre (KMT). The camp, intended for children and teens in first through eighth grade, will take place fhrough 7/27. The program will run from 9am-1pm daily in the Lutheran Church of Reconciliation’s Ministry Center, 7500 Market St. The camp schedule is as follows: The Lion King 7/19-23, Annie. $15 onetime, non-refundable registration fee for individuals; $25 one-time, non-refundable registration fee for siblings (one fee covers two siblings) plus $95 per week. A 10% discount is offered if sibling attends the same week of Camp KMT. Scholarships are available on as needed basis. Kate Santhuff, KMT Camp Director: or call (910) 686-9203. YOUTH IN BALANCE CAMP Youth In Balance Camp with Health Counselor Cortney Shallow: for ages 7-12, 7/19-23 and 7/2630 from 8am-12pm. • Includes fun, physical activity every morning, creative expression games, the importance of eating & living healthy, creative and healthy writing activities; all materials are included. • Located at Natural Therapies Institute, 219 Racine Dr. Suite A-1, • $150/week or $100/week if signed up for both weeks. • 910-264-8465, register by 7/16 MAGIC AT ANDY’S FOR KIDS NIGHT Presenting Trevor Walker, a professional magician, who will perform at Andy’s Cheese Steaks and Burgers, 6331 Carolina Beach Rd at 6:30-8:30pm, 7/21, for Andy’s Kids Night.

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SEA TURTLE CAMP Sea Turtle Camp is a hands-on, feet-wet experience for teens interested in marine biology, with a particular focus on the life cycle and rehabilitation of sea turtles. Campers will volunteer at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital and become Aquarists for a Day at the N.C. Aquarium, among other fun and exciting adventures. Six- and eleven-day overnight sessions. Open to ages 13 to 17 years old. Jen Civelli: info@ or 910-686-4611. SOUNDS OF AIRLIE MUSIC CAMP Laura McLean will be the instructor for camp, including guitar, songwriting, acoustic band camp, and CD production camps. Weekly sessions in June. or (910)798-7703.

Lectures/Readings BARNES AND NOBLE Dermatologist and author Dr. Robert Bibb will be at Barnes & Noble in Mayfaire Town Center on Sat., 7/31, 2-4pm to read, sign books and take audience questions about his new book Deadly Dairy Deception, thorough research and several statistics linking the milk you put on your cereal or the cheese you eat with crackers to cancer. Event is open and free to the public. 850 Inspiration Dr. (910) 509-1464. CALL TO AUTHORS Art Soup, a non-profit arts organization in Wilmington, NC, is currently seeking published or self-published authors and poets to participate in an annual, large outdoor arts festival, Sat. 9/11. The Wilmington Art Walk is an artist market throughout the streets of the historic downtown area, featuring visual artists, crafts, music and more. Literary participants are welcome to sell and sign copies of current or previous work at individual booths in a special section of the festival dedicated to writers. Spaces available at a discounted rate of $35 per participant. 910-620-2047 or

Classes/Workshops IN BALANCE PILATES Workshop series for Pilates students to dive deaper into the Pilates work and for instructors to fine tune their teaching skills. Workshops include: Fundamentals and Key Connections Workshop: 7/23, 2-5pm, $75; Tower and Mat Workshop: 7/24, 10am-2pm, $100; Reformer and Chair Workshop, 8/14, 10am-2pm, $100. 3828 Oleander Dr. Carrie Pages: 910-228-9112. CREATIVITY WORKSHOP Join us at Pomegranate Books, on Sun. 7/25 for a Creativity Workshop led by visiting writer-poet Patrick Gene Frank, starting at 2pm. Mr. Frank discusses the nature of the creative process, and explains how creativity can be employed in a variety of endeavors, including social justice, relationships, and work, as well as writing, art, music, etc. He also shares original country-folk-blues music and poetry. Participation encouraged by attendees; maybe share a song or poem. Free and open to public. (910)452-1107. GRAMERCY PREP Gramercy Prep and outstanding SAT propram is offering two SAT preparation summer classes at Hoggard High School. Each class is one week long, Mon-Fri, 9am-noon. 7/26-30 and 8/2-6. 910465-9445 or BREAKTHROUGH TWEEN-TO-TWEEN Breakthrough Tween-to-Tween Parenting Workshop, Sat., 8/21, 10am-noon. Workshop will provide fundamental, practical steps to parents for maintaining a respectful home environment and better preparing your children for being responsible adults.Woodburn Presbyterian Church, 509 Village Road NE, Leland, NC Seminar to be held in the Fellowship Hall, located behind the church. Shawn and Carol Stovall: 910-232-0401 or Stovall7@GMail. com OCEAN SAFETY COURSE Indo Jax Surf School and Ocean Safety For Kids are teaming up for a free ocean safety course this summer, every Sunday at Wrightsville Beach Access #10, noon-1, from Memorial Weekend to

Labor Day Weekend. Free! (910) 274-3565. http:// YOGA AT PARALLELOGRAM Yoga: Tues, 6:30 w/Audra Smith; Wed, 9am w/Jen Kostel; Wed, 6:30 w/Corinne Manning; Thurs, Noon w/Yuna Shin or Stephanie McKenzie. Classes are $8; first time, free. Mat rental, free. All skill levels; parking available in the lot on 4th and Castle. 523 S. 3rd St. or parallelogram@ 910-987-8446 or 910-763-5423. HANDS-ON AMERICAN CLAY WORKSHOP Learn how to apply American Clay plaster for your home, apartment by a certified installer on 7/24, 9am-5pm, at the Sapona Green Building Center. This product is VOC-free, moisture controlling, and beautiful. Perfect for your home, apartment, office or business. No previous experience required and be prepared to have fun and get a little dirty! Registration is $135 for CFBA members, $150 for non-CFGBA members; price includes materials and light breakfast and lunch. 50 percent due by 7/17. Minimum of 8 people to hold workshop. www.

Clubs/Notices K&M SPEED NETWORKING Thurs, 7/15, 11:45am-2pm at Bourbon St. Restaurant, 125 Causeway Dr., Ocean Isle Beach (before the bridge). Other events in Leland, NC, and N. Myrtle Beach, SC. First two events free for new attendees. $6 due otherwise. Salad and drink provided. Follow us on Facebook: K and M Speed Networking. Fun, productive environment to build relationships and grow your business. RSVP: FEDERAL POINT HISTORIC PRES. SOCIETY Federal Point Historic Preservation Society holds membership meetings once a month, 7:30-9pm, at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A N. Lake Blvd. Public invited. Schedule: 7/19: Featuring authors Ben Steelman and Amy Holt of Star-News, discussing their latest book, “Wilm on Film,” a directory to features, TV shows and series made in Wilmington. • 8/16: Featuring historians Mary and Wayne Strickland of the NC Maritime Museum in Southport, talking about The Virginius Affair, a Venus built in Scotland in 1864 desinged as a runner for the Confederate cause. • 9/20: Rob Evans of NC Dept of Agriculture talks about The Venus Flytrap, which only grows within 60 miles of Wilmington. • 10/18: Federal Point residents who visited D.C.’s WWII Memorial discuss their trip. • 11/15: Author LeRae Umfleet discusses 1898 Wilmington race riots, as scribed in her book, “A Day of Blood.” (910) 458-0502. WINNIE THE WELDER World War II home front worker Helen Kramer, affectionately known then as “Winnie the Welder,” will describe shipyard construction operations at the Des Moines Shipbuilding Company at the monthly meeting of Southeastern North Carolina’s WWII Remembered Group, 7/23. Group meets at the New Hanover County Senior Center, 2222 South College Rd, at 10am. Refreshments and fellowship at 9:30am. Public is invited to attend. John Nelson: 399-7020 or LOCAL AUTHOR FESTIVAL Several local authors will showcase their books the Local Author Festival at Barnes & Noble in Mayfaire Town Center on Sat, 7/24, 2-4pm Open and free to the public, and authors will be available to discuss and sign copies of their books. Feat: Thomas Hudgin, author of Incident on Cat Island, with his second novel The Andros Connection, anadventure story full of intrigue on the high seas. • Margaret Maron, author of 26 novels and two collections of short stories and more to come! Barnes and Noble, Mayfaire. 850 Inspiration Dr. CAPE FEAR CAMERA CLUB Club meets the third Wed. ea. month, Sept. thru June, 7:30pm on UNCW Campus in the Cultural Arts Building. for more info. GAMBLER’S ANONYMOUS Wilmington Gambler’s Anonymous Meeting, 6:30pm, Cape Fear Presbyterian Church. 2606 Newkirk Ave. Casey F.: (910) 599-140

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(Tan & Black male Aussie/Black and Tan Hound mix) is approx 2 yrs old. He is a little shy right now but happy to be in a foster home. He appears to be housetrained and he is very respectful. He would need a loving and supportive owner, one who will give him unconditional love. He has learned in his foster home that hands for for petting and loving, something he was unaware of. He is good with other dogs and just now learning how to be a “family member”. He has a lot of love to give and would make a great family dog. For more information and adoption contact Lora at 910-789-9247.

WEDNESDAY JULY 14, @ 6:30pm. Dogs of all kinds are welcome onboard the 46” catamaran the “Wilmington.” “My Porch Dawg” home of gourmet dog treats will be onboard to share their fresh goodies. Heavy hor d’oeuvres buffet will be served for the owners that is included in the $25 ticket per person (and dog).

Boarding is 6pm and boat sails at 6:30pm Located @ 212 S. Water St (between Ann and Orange St.)

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