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Whatʼs inside this week
It’s official: Fall has arrived, which means Wilmington’s annual harvest celebration gets underway this weekend with Riverfest. Check out all of the action taking place on pages 6-7, including Invasion of the Pirates gala, open to the public this year. Also, check out all the live music taking place, including Saturday night headliners, Thick as Thieves (photo left). Be safe, have a ball and happy fall!
news & views .......... 4-9 4 live local: Shea Carver interviews Brian Berger as part of a political Live Local feature, in preparation for an election year.
6-8 cover story: See black box. 9 news of the weird: Chuck Shepherd reports on news of the strange and odd.
artsy smartsy .......... 10-25 10-12 theater: Shea Carver reviews Thalian Association’s ”Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story”; check out the upcoming shows taking place throughout October.
14 art: Lauren Hodges gets the scoop on the upcoming Contra-Tiempo performance.
15 gallery guide: Find out what exhibitions
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are hanging at local galleries.
17 film: Anghus says gives “The Town” four out of five stars.
18 music: Shea Carver interviews the bluesrock duo The Pack a.d. in preparation for their upcoming show on Thursday, October 7th.
21-25 soundboard: See what bands and performers are playing in venues all over town.
grub & guzzle .......... 27-34 27 dining op-ed: Evan Folds takes on GMO salmon.
32-34 dining guide: Need a few suggestions on where to eat? Flip through encore’s dining guide, and read about our
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“Boy, you got to like the Republicans. First they claim that Obama is not an American. ‘Where is the birth certificate?’ They claim he’s not an American, that’s the Republicans. Then they run a witch.”—David Letterman “Last night on Fox News, Sarah Palin said she would run for President, if nobody else steps up. Which explains why today, nearly every person in the country announced they were running for President.”—Jimmy Fallon “As you know, Tea Party candidate Christine O’Donnell has come out against masturbation. Well, she is already paying a heavy price for taking this stance. In fact, today, the powerful hand lotion lobby has endorsed her opponent.” —Jay Leno “Repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is supported by 82 percent of Democrats, 64 percent of Republicans and 100 percent of Ladies Gaga.”—Jon Stewart
37 eco-life: Claire LaSure gets the skinny on Buffalo Wild Wings 10-year anniversary and clean bill of health.
38 book feature: Tiffanie Gabrielse interviews author about his saucy release, “Sex Tips from Rock Stars.”
40 nonprofit feature: Take Back the Night annual rally and march takes place October 7th, in honor of Domestica Violence Awareness Month. Check out how to be a part of it.
43 crossword: Let Stan Newman test your mind with our weekly crossword!
44-55 calendar/’toons/horoscopes/ corkboard: Find out where to go and what to
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Where can you listen to live bands on 2 stages, eat great food, peruse arts & crafts and custom cars, attend a skate board competition, watch ďŹ reworks, entertain the kids, run the river, go on a treasure hunt and get invaded by Pirates?
at Riverfest, of course!
OCTOBER 2nd and 3rd, 2010 on the waterfront in Downtown Wilmington
Adventure Zone Celebrity Tug-of-War Kidz Zone Waitersâ€™ Wine Race Skateboard Tournament Pirate Flotilla LIVE MUSIC all weekend! and more!
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Live Local. Live Small: Getting to know our local ballot of officials
e are moving closer and closer to Election Day on November 2nd! As part of encore’s election coverage—and to help our valued reader learn more about our potential elected officials’ commitment to our local economy—Live Local sent a survey to the candidates for County Commission, NC State Representative and NC State Senate to learn about their Live Local habits and attitudes. Last week we talked with Deborah Butler, candidate for County Commission. This week we speak with her opponent, Brian Berger (www.voteberger.com). encore: Are you familiar with either the Buy Local ILM or the national Buy Local movement? How is Buy Local important to the Cape Fear region? Brian Berger: Yes, I support both. Supporting local businesses makes sense for many reasons, and has many benefits well beyond the more obvious economic advantages of doing business locally and engaging local vendors. Using time-tested economic and social principles and practices, with clear and irrefutable evidence of benefits, dating back to the earliest civilizations, simply makes sense. ... The current economic mess, to put it bluntly, is global in scale, and there are reasons to be concerned, even for those of us who tend to be optimistic and think we will emerge from the current crisis to a renewed period of growth, eventually. Globalization is not in whole or in part a “new economic paradigm,” immune to time-tested economic concepts and behavior, as some proponents suggested during recent decades. Instead of throwing out the lessons of history based on some false notion of a new world order, we are better served embracing the advantages inherent in supporting local businesses—especially now. Benefits [include:] helping local business owners survive and prosper, spurring new job opportunities, encouraging local innovation, strengthening social ties in the community, enhancing the community itself in myriad ways, adding security through selfsufficiency by manufacturing locally, reducing energy consumption in the supply chain ... It would be an added tragedy if we fail to act, to restore local foundations for economic output and transactions. ... Across-the board low taxation and fees,
by: Shea Carver
e: What is your position on Titan? BB: I’m the only candidate who has actively opposed the $4.2 million incentives deal negotiated behind closed doors for Titan Cement since the secretive “gift” was exposed—the only candidate who has been fighting for reform since the beginning. ... No other candidate for County Commissioner has been consistent and outspoken to the extent that I have, not only opposing the Titan deal, but in proposing more farreaching and systemic changes in our local government’s approach to the economy and environment—changes that are absolutely necessary to make real progress.
including utility fees, are critical to attracting more business to New Hanover County. These policies also enable existing businesses, both large and small, to prosper and grow. Small businesses are crucial to the local economy and deserving of a pro-business environment that enables all businesses to add jobs, hire new employees and increase pay for current employees. Increased prosperity for businesses—and perhaps small businesses in particular— and more opportunities in the job market will be real results of economic development policies that are based to a greater degree on Buy Local economic concepts and less on special tax incentives for favored corporations like Titan Cement. e: Do you frequent farmers’ markets? Given the recent egg recall in the Midwest, do you see a connection between local food production and food security? BB: I really like the farmers’ market concept and have purchased on occasion goods from local farms but don’t get to go as often as I’d like. Several years ago I took up gardening again with mixed success! Given that the egg recall is just the latest high-profile food recall in recent years (i.e. peanut-based products, spinach, green onions, strawberries, etc.), it’s a healthy choice to buy local foods, and to consider how the foods we consume are produced before we consume them. Buying from local growers and producers affords an opportunity to discuss these matters directly with the people who do the growing, producing and transporting. Most local farmers will gladly talk to customers about health concerns, and the production methods and safety procedures they employ. That’s valuable information for consumers. e: Do you support the Main Street Fairness Tax currently in committee in the U.S. House of Representatives? BB: Despite its nice-sounding name, and I’m no expert on the bill, nor [am I] running for Congress; if I was, I’d need to know more before being in a position to vote on it. Putting aside the nice name, we need to consider whether this bill is even Constitutional. ...
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ON THE BALLOT: Brian Berger believes in an unequivocal overhaul of our tax system, supports Buy Local ILM and maintains himself the only candidate who has actively fought against Titan Cement from the beginning. Photo courtesy of candidate.
It’s also important to note that this bill may represent a serious threat to the many small businesses that have a Web site and conduct e-commerce. At a time when so many are unemployed, and so many small businesses are struggling, imposing new and burdensome requirements, like asking a small business to collect sales taxes, based on the sales tax in the state where a buyer lives, would be ridiculous. Current laws dictate that the buyer pay the taxes. The real issue isn’t helping local businesses—this bill would not—but the incredibly complex tax laws in this country. I support tax fairness and simplification, and would support this bill if it would move us in that direction, but what we really need is a complete overhaul of the tax laws in this country. ... That’s why I support the Fair Tax; it’s the best reform proposal to date, and if it’s not perfect, it would surely be an improvement over the current tax system.
e: How do you feel about annexation? BB: I oppose forced annexation and am committed to bringing about an end to forced annexation in NC. I proposed a resolution opposing forced annexation in 2008, and was pleased that the County Board finally took up the idea this year—a start in the right direction. Unjust encroachment on citizen’s rights by municipal governments is fundamentally wrong, and I have consistently stood tall for individual liberty and protecting the rights of citizens. e: Why should encore readers vote for you, and what should they know about you? BB: I am the only reform candidate who has fought for change and against the status quo. People are hurting in our community and the priorities of government must change. We don’t need more slick politicians and empty rhetoric. Taxpayers and small businesses are getting little in return for suffering among the highest tax burdens in NC, a burden local officials continue to increase, [which also hurts] families and seniors already struggling in a poor economy, in an increasingly unaffordable county. Government must focus on infrastructure, law enforcement, and public safety and education while leaving the bribes to foreign companies and wasteful, irresponsible spending to the private sector. As the only candidate to fight corruption, the CFPUA, secrecy in government and Titan, I have a consistent record fighting for change and a vision for New Hanover County that is suitable for the 21st century.
Some of the Port Cityâ€™s ďŹ nest restaurants will offer awe-inspiring prix-ďŹ xe meals, prepared especially for this week. Where to eat: Fish Bites Crow Hill The Eat Spot Nicolaâ€™s Blackhorn Bar & Kitchen Aubrianaâ€™s Caprice Bistro Mixto Yo Sake The Little Dipper Ruthâ€™s Chris Steak House The Basics
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Riverfest 2010: Preserving the river for future generations
ach fall, the town of Wilmington slowly ascends into its autumn groove. Boutiques throw fall ensembles into the windows, residents put out seasonal decor ,and the annual Riverfest graces the streets of downtown Wilmington. This weekend, the 2010 Riverfest kicks off yet another year of entertainment, competitions, demonstrations, exhibitions, musical performances and much more. From October 1st through 3rd, various vendors and events will stream to the banks of the Cape Fear to engage the Wilmington public and start off the season with a lively kick. Focusing on the theme “Preserving the River for Future Generations,” Riverfest raises funds for Cape Fear Community College Marine Sciences Division in the form of the Riverfest Endowment, a scholarship fund. To find out more, check out the organization online at www. wilmingtonriverfest.com. Here’s what to expect of the weekend! Invasion of the Pirates! Oct. 1st - 3rd, all day 2010 Pirates’ Ball Fri., Oct. 1st, 7 p.m. Shiver ye timbers and polish the peg leg, because the Invasion of the Pirates Flotilla is about to invade our shores, so it’s time to prepare to be boarded. Blackbeard sailed these waters originally, and now it’s the modern scallywags that need to keep the plunderin’ spirit alive. Captains from all over will be sailing their vessels into the Cape Fear to show off the piracy prowess of their ships, which will be decorated in full glory, giving Wilmington a sight that hasn’t been seen since days of yore. The flotilla doesn’t just cruise in with sails but also with a bounty of goods. A treasure hunt ripe for excitement will occur, and on Friday night, a ball to celebrate the uninhibited spirit of the sea-stealing commanders takes place. This is the first year the ball will be open to the public, so anyone with a little hedonistic spirit in their blood can attend. Extravagant hats, silken shirts and eye patches are encouraged for this full-out costume gala. The jazz-blues infusion band Tommy B. and the Stingers will provide music, and tickets are $25 a person, which include wine and beer. Make sure to pillage the phone lines to get one now: (910) 777-2888.
by: Carly Yansak
Kids Zone Sat., Oct. 2nd, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun., Oct. 3rd, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wilmington isn’t made solely of the young at heart but also the literal young of age. In a hat’s off to the little ones of the area, Riverfest hosts a Kids Zone in the Cotton Exchange parking lot. It will be a haven of carnival advnetures: pony rides, face painting, Moon Bounces, games, and many more activities to make the kiddies giddy. Also accompanying the plethora of activities will be a stage hosting entertainment from morning to afternoon. Dance troupes, beauty queens, musical performers, stepdancers, and the Wilmington Glee Club are included in the line-up. Family-friendly and all around enjoyable, don’t miss the performance of Spider Mike at 10:30 a.m. on the 3rd. He’s an engaging storyteller that blends folk, blues and jazz to captivate his audiences. Adventure Zone Sat., Oct. 2nd, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun., Oct. 3rd, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. For the older kids that think the Kids Zone is “so last year,” heading to the Cape Fear
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vide sophisticated entertainment they so crave. Recreational activities, face painting, martial arts, dancing and gymnastics will all be headlining the jubilee. The only thing to worry about in this faction of fun is having too much of a good time! Children’s Treasure Hunt Sat., Oct. 2nd, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. All pirates have to start somewhere, they weren’t just born thieving scallywags—it took practice! Bring the little ones (14 and under, please!) down to Water and Market streets to sign up for the annual Pirate Treasure Hunt, where pillaging and looting are counted as skill, and the bounty to raid is plentiful. Follow the treasure maps as the streets are scoured for pirate plunder. The more that’s found, the more authentic the bootlegger becomes through the spoils of victory. Be sure to come with an eye for the prize, even if it’s covered in a patch! Classic Car Display Sat., Oct. 2nd, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. On Saturday morning, Sun Coast Cruisers will park their engines and tame their tires long enough for the public to gawk at the flashy splendor of their collection. With
everything from the custom-made to the restored, a multitude of cars will line the streets in a proud, stationary parade of metal and motors. Mustangs, Chargers, GTOs and many more will be there to awe with their smooth paint jobs and shiny hubcaps. Always accepting new members, the Cruisers invite anyone who thinks his or her car has what it takes. Even without a sweet ride to display, rolling through and browsing the mechanical eye-candy is free of charge all day along Market Street. Skateboard Competition Sat., Oct. 2nd, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sun., Oct. 3rd, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Feeling a little extreme? Need a way to exert that extra adrenaline? Head to the Cape Fear Community College riverside lot, and get pumped up by the flips and slips of Wilmington’s local boarding community. Ramps and a half-pipe will be set up to give skaters a chance to show off their ollie skills and hang tight while living on the edge—all for the sake of the crowd. The competition is open to any who want to showcase what they’ve got. Just show up early to register, with wheels in hand and feet ready to groove. Careful, though, the Wilmington public will be there, excited to catch a wipe or two. Don’t be offended if there are a few cheers when face plants are made; it’s all part of the fun! Riverfest Street Dance Fri., Oct. 1st, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Sat., Oct. 2nd, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. What would a festival be without some jive time? New to this year’s Riverfest, festival-goers can shed those inhibitions and let loose their dancing shoes at the Riverfront Park on the riverwalk both Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. There’s no telling what type of tunes will be blasted to keep the crowd boogying all through the night, but it offers a chance to show off the inner prima donna that has been lurking and dying to come out. The dance is open to everyone and anyone who wants to join the pulsing crowd, so be sure to stop in and shake that thing to at least a song or two. Celebrity Tug of War Sat., Oct. 2nd, 2 p.m. It may not be “Rock of Love,” but the Celebrity Tug of War will stir up enough fame-riddled angst to satisfy our flairs for drama. Local celebrities will divide into two teams in the Cape Fear Community College
east parking lot Saturday afternoon, in order to show their muscles and gumption for the ropes. Thereâ€™s no telling who will be found exerting their energy for the win, so be sure to stop by for some quality entertainment and satisfactory silliness. CG Dillagence Ship Tour Sat., Oct. 2nd, All day Sun., Oct. 3rd, All day All day and everyday of the Riverfest, attendees will get the chance to step aboard the CG Dillagence to tour the inside of the Coast Guard gem. Parked outside of the Coast Guard lot, the ship is a staple to the downtown waterways. However, this weekend only folks will have the chance to explore the gadgets and inner workings of a bonafide rescue vessel. Wrestling Show Sat., Oct. 2nd, 12 noon, 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m. Sun., Oct. 3rd, 12 noon, 3 p.m. After all the light-hearted family-fun, funnel cakes and fresh squeezed lemonade, isnâ€™t it a little bit of innocence overkill? Lucky for attendees, the United Pro Wrestling Association will take over the east parking lot of Cape Fear Community College Saturday and Sunday afternoons to give us some raucous balance in the form of smack-downs and full nelsons. Part of their Halloween Havok, the five shows make up the Memorial Tag Team Tournament, where all wrestlers will be defending long-standing titles. The event is sure to hold a rowdy, rough and tumble time. Fireworks Show Sat., Oct. 2nd, 9:05 p.m. â€œOoooh! Aaahh!â€? The sounds of the crowd during the fireworks display say it all. Sparkle and pizzazz will light up the night sky on Saturday, satisfying festivalgoers aesthetic appetite. Grab the folding chairs, a blanket, or those comfy standing shoes and be sure to park by the riverwalk for this 25-minute, glittery glam show. Be on the look out for new, unique designs, too (remember the heart-shaped blasts from the 4th of July?)! Be advised: Show up a little early in order to get a good spot, because all of Wilmington loves the thrill of splashy color and vivacious booms. Paddle Board Competition Sat., Oct. 2nd, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. â€œIs that a surf board that guy is standing on?â€? â€œYes. Yes it is.â€? For those who havenâ€™t seen a paddleboarder, itâ€™s someone standing straight up on a surfboard, paddling with an oar. Itâ€™s a hybrid of kayaking and surfing, with maybe even a little wake boarding thrown in. Needless to say, itâ€™s a sport for the core-centered. There will be tons fighting
the currents on the Cape Fear River Saturday afternoon in a race from the Isabel Holmes Bridge to the Hilton and back. Paddle boarders of all kinds will compete in this mesh of balance and brawn, giving the Riverfesters something to gawk at and cheer on. Run the River 8K Race Sun., Oct. 3rd, 7:45 a.m. Had too much funnel cake on Saturday? Thereâ€™s a chance to redeem those calories in the 8K River Race Sunday morning! Lace up the sneaks and head to the PPD parking deck to take a jog with runners of all ages. The race has been going on since 1978 and is hosted by the Wilmington Road Runners club, one of the oldest running clubs in North Carolina. The race is open to anyoneâ€”not just exercise junkies. Choose any pace that feels comfortable to hit the trails of New Hanover County, but if competition keeps the adrenaline rushing, then come with the desire to win! Trophies will be handed out to the top three racers, as well as to the top two males and females in each age group. Registration is open until the day of and can be done online (www.wilmingtonriverfest.com), as well as on site the morning of (just be sure to show a little early). Antique Car Display Sun., Oct. 3rd, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The classics may have strutted their stuff on Saturday, but the real masters are riding in on Sunday morning to show those youngâ€™ns how itâ€™s done. The Cape Fear Chapter Antique Automobile Club of America will roll in, sporting their most polished and treasured rides. One of 18 chapters in North Carolina, the club features rides at the minimum age of 25 years old. They strive to restore the cars to their old showroom standards, to preserve the quality of classic. Anything from Ford to Corvette will gleam down the line, bringing with it an air of nostalgia. The Great Waiters Wine Race Sun., Oct. 3rd, 2 p.m. Wine, wine, wine! Allow me to offer a glorious excuse to enjoy an afternoon glass come Sunday the 3rd. Professional servers and bartenders weave through an obstacle course in the east parking lot of Cape Fear Community College during the annual Great Waiters Wine Race. The course will welcome relay teams in a timed alcohol distribution challenge. No drops can be spilled here, or they can count themselves the losers. First prize winners receive $300 and a trophy cup that, yes, can be used as a chalice. Second- and third-place prizes will also be awarded, as well as trophies for best dressed and most spirited. The race starts at 2 p.m. Arrive a little early to get a front-row seat to the action.
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A plethora of genres take the stage this weekend
on’t be surprised this weekend if parking downtown is a little more difficult than usual as Riverfest gets under way. There will be a block-long beer garden, along with a host of activities and events (pages 6-7), as well as a lot of live music. “We literally have something for everyone,” Monica Caison, the president of the Riverfest board of directors, says. This includes the festival’s music lineup, which will occupy the main stage in Riverfront Park, between Princess and Market on North Water Street, across from the Federal Building. All genres will be covered. “I like all types of music,” Caison says. “Last year, our board was scared of bringing in hard rock, but variety brings different types of people out.” The line-up bounces from contemporary Christian to reggae to country. Here are a few acts to catch over the weekend. The Noseriders Friday, 9:45 p.m. myspace.com/thenoseriders The Noseriders have a theremin. That’s reason enough to see them. They use the touch-free instrument to add sci-fi psychedelics to their surf-rock instrumentals. Comprised of five Wilmington surfers, the
Thick As Thieves Saturday, 8 - 11 p.m. myspace.com/musicforthieves This year’s headliner, Thick As Thieves, describes themselves as a “musical collective, recording enclave, literary society, and religious sect.” The four-piece plays rock that lands right in the middle of heavy and pop. With guitar textures, layers of border-line punk vocals and the occasional use of keys (listen to “The Octopus”), the Boston-based group emits a sound that’s progressive but nostalgic.
by: Justin Lacy group melds the sounds of ‘50s and ‘60s ocean-dwellers, like the Ventures and the Sonics, with the electronic pop and rock of acts like Devo and the Talking Heads. Performing an upbeat set, dancing will be inevitable, and “The Twist” will reign supreme. Listen to “jOkER!” and “SCO4D” at their MySpace site. John Travolta-esque sock-hopping will ensue. Selah Dubb Saturday, 2-3:30 p.m. myspace.com/selah.dubb Once splitting their time between the mountains and the coast, Selah Dubb has now officially relocated to Wrightsville Beach. It’s a good move. Wrightsville is an ideal base for the trio, who is setting out to spread their “high-energy roots reggae” up and down the coastline. Selah Dubb has built up a catalogue of eight albums, beginning with the release of “Chant On” in 1994. In the last 16 years, they’ve had the pleasure to share the stage with Widespread Panic, Slightly Stoopid, and reggae royalty the Wailers. Dubb-heads will not be disappointed. Cool Kid Collective Saturday, 4-5 p.m. www.ckcmusic.com Forming in Raleigh in August 2008, Cool Kid Collective has already opened for Busta Rhymes, Incubus, Rehab, Ben Harper, Bone Thugs N’ Harmony and Corey Smith. Put all of those acts on a stage together, and that’s what CKC sounds like: rapped verses, pop melodies, vocal harmonies, acoustic guitars, hip-hop drums and beat-boxing. Currently signed to Dirtbag Records out of San Diego, California, this trio is breaking into the mainstream.
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Damona Waits Sunday, 1-2 p.m. myspace.com/damonawaits Wilmington’s Damona Waits will be the most aggressive performers to take the Riverfest stage. The boys play hard, with distorted guitars, growling bass and occasional screamo vocals. A name often seen and heard in the Port City’s music shops and venues, Damona Waits has been steadily growing over the past five years into a regional act.
FROM HEADLINERS TO LOCALS: (above) Thick as Thieves will headline Riverfest on Saturday at 8 p.m., while local surf-rockers Noseriders (below) will play Friday at 9:45 p.m. Photos courtesy of artists.
For the Riverfest schedule of events, complete with a map and parking information, look for the insert in the center of encore this week. Schedules will also be available to pick up at most downtown businesses.
d r i e w e h t f o s w e n LEAD STORY
Ingrid Paulicivic filed a lawsuit in September against Laguna Beach, Calif., gynecologist Red Alinsod over leg burns she bafflingly acquired during her 2009 hysterectomy a procedure that was topped off by the doctorâ€™s nearly gratuitous nameâ€?brandingâ€? of her uterus with his electrocautery tool. Dr. Alinsod explained that he carved â€œIngridâ€? in inch-high letters on the organ only after he had removed it and that such labeling helps in the event a woman requests the return of the uterus as a souvenir. He called the branding just a â€œfriendly gestureâ€? and said he did not know how the burns on Paulicivicâ€™s leg occurred.
BBC News reported in August that government officials in southern Sudan had unveiled a $10 billion plan that would rebuild the areaâ€™s major cities (heavily damaged during the ongoing civil war) â€œin the shapes of animals and fruit.â€? New blueprints for one state capital, Juba, show its boundaries in the shape of a rhinoceros, and for another capital, Wau, a giraffe, and for the town of Yambio, the outline of a pineapple. (Such municipal planning might appear quixotic, especially in view of Sudanâ€™s wartime chaos, but investors can hardly ignore a country that sits on rich oil deposits.) Spousal violence continues to plague India, especially in lower-income areas of Uttar Pradesh state, but four years ago, Ms. Sampat Pal Devi, then 36, formed a vigilante group of females to fight back and has made notable progress, according to a July report on Slate.com. Members of Palâ€™s group (â€œgulabisâ€? literally, â€œgangs for justiceâ€?) travel in numbers, wearing â€œhot pinkâ€? saris and carrying bamboo sticks, and try to reason with abusive husbands to improve their behavior. Originally, Pal imagined a temporary team, in place until women acquired greater electoral power, but the experience in Uttar Pradesh has been disheartening in that, often, the women elected as officials have been just as corruptible and male-centered as the men they replaced. U.S. and NATO forces in southern Afghanistan have reported feelings of revulsion at the number and ostentatiousness of local Pashtun men who publicly flaunt the 9- to 15-year-old boys that theyâ€™ve acquired as lovers. The boys dress (and use makeup) like girls, dance, hold the menâ€™s hands, and show off in front of others of their age. According to an August San Francisco Chronicle dispatch from Kandahar, locals explain the practice as partly regional tradition and partly a response to Islamic and tribal customs that make young females offlimits to men until marriage (Local saying: â€œWomen are for children; boys are for pleasureâ€?). (The more fundamentalist Pashtun also point out that boys are â€œcleaner,â€? in that they never menstruate.) A 1997 election law in Brazil makes it illegal to â€œdegrade or ridiculeâ€? political candidates or their parties, making that countryâ€™s election season not nearly as lively as the U.S.â€™s. However, in August, one week after a protest in Rio de Janeiro by Brazilian comedians, the vice president of the Supreme Court acquiesced and suspended the law as unconstitutional.
Marketing Professionals Not Ready for Prime Time: Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, feeling under-respected academically, commissioned an in-state firm to create a direct-mail campaign highlighting the many benefits of a Drake education. The pitch to potential students, which was rolled out in September in brochures and on Drakeâ€™s website, is called the â€œDrake Advantageâ€? and is graphically represented (curiously, for an academic institution) as â€œD+.â€? Creative Sentencing: Convicted Pennsylvania embezzler Lanette Sansoni pleaded guilty in August and agreed to reimburse the victim the remaining $200,000 of the $475,000 she had stolen. Judge Joseph Smyth then sentenced Sansoni to house arrest for 21 years. She can remain out of jail as long as she works and contributes at least $750 a month for restitution. Samuel McMaster Jr. pleaded guilty to securities fraud in August in Albuquerque but struck a deal with prosecutors to enable restitution to his two dozen victims. McMaster fancies himself an expert at poker, and the judge agreed to withhold sentencing for six months to let McMaster prove he could earn at least $7,500 a month for his victims at Las Vegas poker tables.
In September, the Treviso, Italy, adult doll maker Diego Bortolin (who specializes in lifelike, precisely detailed, fully flexible, anatomically correct models of humans) told reporters that he had completed a special order for a 50-year-old businessman whom he would not name but who paid Bortolin the equivalent of $18,000 (compared to his normal price of about $5,000) to go beyond his generic â€œyoung womanâ€? to create a replica of the very girlfriend who had just recently dumped him. The extra expenses were â€œbecause we had to replicate everything, right down to the shape of her nails and teethâ€? plus, the man wanted his substitute girlfriend to have bigger breasts. Sixteen condom dispensers were installed at the San Francisco County jail in San Bruno, Calif., in September, paid for by community grants, to assist in the countyâ€™s safe-sex program. (Of course, jailhouse sex remains illegal.)
Civilization in Decline
The Overprivileged, in Training: The first day of school, according to Mia Lin, 16, of Framingham, Mass., â€œis like a movie premiere.â€? Thatâ€™s when she and some of her well-off friends get the opportunity to give fellow students the benefit of their informed summer fashion decisions as they jockey for position in the schoolâ€™s social order. Lin told the Boston Globe that her â€œstyleâ€? is â€œurbanâ€? and shoe-oriented. â€œI have about 90 pairs. I wear whole outfits just to accent my shoes,â€? including black, red and gold Supra Chad Muska Skytops, which give her, she said, â€œa swagger boost.â€? â€œEvery year is an opportunity to redefine your style.â€?
Jonne Wegley joined the Army in 2009, but during basic training was distracted by troubles at home (a brother severely injured; his girlfriend aborting their child and two-timing him) and wanted out. Like others facing Army assignments (some chronicled in News of the Weird), his escape of choice was to ask a pal to shoot him in the leg, rendering him unfit for duty (but, he hoped, not too badly hurt). The reluctant pal fired one shot, which resulted in the â€œmangl(ing)â€? of Wegleyâ€™s leg and which has so far required 25 surgeries. (Sources cited by the Ledger-Enquirer of Columbus, Ga.,
near Wegleyâ€™s post at Fort Benning, said there are easier legal ways to leave the Army.)
The Pervo-American Community
DNA Showcases: Michael Edwards Jr., 28, was arrested in July after an incident at a Giant food store in Gaithersburg, Md., in which he followed a customer to her car and sprayed her from a bottle whose liquid was part semen. Michael Lallana, 31, was arrested in Santa Ana, Calif., in August and charged on two separate instances of â€œdischargingâ€? his semen into a female co-workerâ€™s water bottle. William Black, 28, was arrested at a Sarasota, Fla., Wal-Mart in September after he grabbed a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue off the magazine rack, retreated to another aisle, and masturbated, leaving semen on the floor. (Black said he had been overcome looking at all the â€œhot girlsâ€? among Wal-Mart shoppers.)
A News of the Weird Classic (April 2004)
At a special Friday evening session of the New Mexico House of Representatives in February (2004) (on health insurance taxation), Democratic leaders needed Rep. Bengie Regensberg to cast an emergency vote and sent state police to retrieve him at the Santa Fe motel where he was headquartered during the session. Troopers managed to bring him to the capitol, but reported having had to subdue and handcuff the naked, combative and â€œlikely intoxicatedâ€? Regensberg. Read News of the Weird daily at www.WeirdUniverse.net. Send your Weird News to WeirdNews@earthlink.net or P.O. Box 18737, Tampa Florida, 33679
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Musically Solid: “Buddy” thrives on its catalogue of ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll
jukebox musical conceived in London, 1989, “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” delivers exactly what one would expect upon reading its title: a full-on concert of Holly’s rockabilly-inspired sounds that branded rock ‘n’ roll in the ‘50s. Where it succeeds remains in the confines of nostalgia, something the Thalian Association presents audiences thanks to one thick-rimmed bespectacled rock ‘n’ roll pioneer. Where it flounders is attempting a flimsy story line, penned by Alan Janes and Rob Bettinson. Following 18 months of Holly’s life, from his humble beginnings playing country music in a skating rink to touring nationwide before his tragic death in 1959, the show provides theater-goers a premiere run in Wilmington, which in and of itself deserves applause. Nothing excites attendance and talent more than anticipating fresh performances. Director Tom Briggs keeps the season premiere more interesting by finding local musicians to play Buddy Holly and the Crickets. His lead casting choices of Justin Fox as Buddy, and Benjamin Baldwin, Benjamin Smith and Gary Lee Steele II as the Crickets assure a rhythmically engaging play. Without a doubt Fox understands music, as proven to anyone who has ever seen him wail on guitar in his local band Medusa Stone. His transformation into Holly remains impressive, from his short, curly locks—a far cry from his long, wild do—to his nasally-hiccup voice. Fox has graced many stages thanks to his concert roots.
by: Shea Carver
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
★★★★★ Produced by Thalian Association Thalian Hall 310 Chestnut St. • (910) 343-3664 Thurs.-Sun., 9/30 - 10/3, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Tickets: $22 - 25 It shows, too, in that he’s most comfortable simply playing good music; however, his acting lacks a certain je ne sais quoi, even though he gives it a valiant attempt. Audiences get only a surface idea of how funny, if not goofy, Holly could be. Still, Fox’s musicianship makes up for what teeters in dialogue and characterization. His backup band, the Crickets, don’t exchange too much with Holly throughout the show. Therein lies a disconnect when their break up comes. More subtle exchanges and storyline liberties could ensure their connectivity outside of the music stands solid. It waivers a bit when the band unravels, as the few revelations of the their innerworkings don’t shock or seem natural. When the members speak, it’s not as commanding as it should be—but that may very well be the intent, in order to showcase Holly’s frontand-center demand.
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OH BOY! Buddy and the Crickets are played by Justin Fox, Benjamin Baldwin, Gary Steele and Benjamin Smith. Photo by Chris Ochs
Radio DJ Hipockets Duncan, played by Bradley Coxe, really threads the plot. Coxe completely revels in his character, offering the umph needed to prove KDAV’s pivotal role in Buddy Holly’s career and his homey ties to Lubbock, Texas. Coxe’s narration and articulation of the call letters never tire. Much of the cast should mock his animation and fire to keep the balance of synergy at a greater height. Other show-stoppers include firecracker Lynn O’Connell as Vi Petty, whose juice on the keys really liven parts of the show. The gorgeous, compelling Joy Gregory as Etta James also brings unexpected enlightenment. Gregory owns the stage during the little amount of time she graces it. In fact, if anything, it proves a production about Etta James should be brought to life with Gregory leading the helm. Even through mic failures she showcases a provocative voice in songs like “The Blues is My Business” and “At Last.” She not only has musical talent but indicates masterful
showmanship, as proven by her improv in the midst of technical difficulties, as she jokes about how her mic has the blues. Gregory’s stint onstage opens up the most engaging aspect of the Holly show, when he and the Crickets played the Apollo Theatre, unbeknownst to anyone there that the band was not “colored.” Apollo M.C. Colby Lewis flares pizzazz, comic timing and makes audience interaction seamless. Placing actors in the crowd would have accentuated real-time reaction, adding more gravitas to the reveal of white boys playing Harlem. Also worth mentioning during the Apollo scene and into the final act: the jingle singers, comprising a group of ladies mocking a Lawrence Welklike side show. Though the choreography did not coincide, they provide entertaining fodder nonetheless. The number one problem with “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” lies in its multiple, long scene changes. The flow falters here and keeps the audience restless. Having seen the show before in another city, I know there is a way to overcome it, i.e. keeping the radio booth visible at all times or shortening the songs during the changes; it just needs a little more finessing. In the end, however, audiences can expect outstanding music, which really is all that matters when it comes to “Buddy.” Songs like “That’ll Be the Day,” “Everyday,” “Oh, Boy!” and “Peggy Sue” showcase a set list that extends 15 tracks easily. And, yes, performances by the Big Bopper (Steve Galliam), who provides a romp of laughs with “Chantilly Lace,” and Ritchie Valens (David DiMuro), whose “La Bamba” needs less bamba and a guitar to round out his character, complete a production showcasing American rock ‘n’ roll roots. Performances continue through its final weekend. Seats seem to be filling up fast, so make reservations.
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October Stagings: Productions across Wilmington’s theatre scene
ot only will October be a month filled with harvest festivals and Halloween carnivals, but our local stages will be packed with talent, exposing us to a bagful of treats by way of theatre. Check out some of the upcoming productions not to miss, and support Wilmington’s burgeoning performance scene. “Proof” by David Auburn Through Nov. 13th, Wed. - Sat., 8 p.m.; 3 p.m. Sun. matinees. Red Barn Studio • 1122 S. Third Street $25 - $27 • 910-762-0955 The play concerns Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a recently deceased mathematical genius and professor at the University of Chicago, and her struggle with mathematical genius and mental illness. Directed by Steve Bakunas, who also performs in the play with Isabel Heblich, Adam Poole and Audra Glyn Smith. “The Rocky Horror Show” City Stage by Richard O’Brien and Jim Sharman
by: Shea Carver Oct. 7th - 10th, 15th - 17th, 22nd - 24th, 28th - 31st, 8 p.m. performances City Stage/Level 5 • 21 N. Front St Tickets: $18-$2 • (910) 264-2602 All of our favorite characters return to the stage just in time for Halloween: Dr. Frank-nFurter, Riff Raff, Janet and Brad, and the whole crew! Don’t miss City Stage’s production of “The Rocky Horror Show,” a story following the annual convention of visitors from the planet Transsexual. Lots of fun numbers provide singa-long good-times, including “Dammit, Janet,” “Time Warp” and “Sweet Transvestite.” “Frankenstein is Dead” by Justin Cioppa Oct. 14th - 17th, 21st - 24th and 28th - 31st, 8 p.m. performances Browncoat Pub and Theatre • 111 Grace St. $5-$10 • (910) 341-0001 In this terror-filled play by local author Justin Cioppa, Victor von Frankenstein has ﬂed Europe after unleashing an unspeakable horror on his homeland. En route to the new world, his ship is caught up in a hurricane leaving him
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PROOF starring Isabel Heblich and Audra Smith runs at Red Barn Studio through November 3rd, with shows at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and at 3 p.m. on Sundays. Photo courtesy of Red Barn.
shipwrecked on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Even as he is nursed back to health by the kindly unsuspecting residents of this rural area, his dark past stalks him from the shadows. “Little Shop of Horrors” Thalian Association Children’s Theatre by Howard Ashman
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UNCW Kenan Auditorium Presented by: UNCW Ofﬁce of Cultural Arts in partnership with UNCW Ofﬁce of Cultural Diversity & Inclusion and Centro Hispano
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3030 MARKET STREET • 910-815-3455 Mon - Sat 10-6, Closed Sundays
Saturday, October 2, 2010 6:00pm - 10:30pm
In the Riverside Garden • 510 Surry Street Historic Downtown Wilmington
Invasion of the Pirates Lighted Boat Parade
and Fireworks over the Battleship North Carolina Heavy Hors d’Oeuvres Complimentary Beer and Wine Live and Silent Auctions $60 - Admit one person
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Thursday, Sept. 30 – Women’s Soccer vs Old Dominion, 7:00pm (sponsored by Reeds Jewelers, Pawn USA, Fairfield Inn & Suites)
Friday, Oct. 1 – Volleyball vs Towson, 7:00pm (sponsored by Molly Maid, BB&T and Enterprise Car Rental)
Sunday, Oct. 3 – Volleyball vs Delaware, 1:00pm ( sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings and Coca Cola)
Wednesday, Oct. 6 – Men’s Soccer vs James Madison, 7:00pm (sponsored by McDonald’s, Buffalo Wild Wings and Coldwell Banker Seacoast Realty)
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Fresh from the Farm
The Final Bow:
UNCW hosts a last show with Contra-Tiempo by: Lauren Hodges
Contra-Tiempo (pictured) Saturday, October 2nd, 8 p.m UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium Tickets: $8-$16 • (910) 962-3500
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much-needed grant from the North Carolina Arts Council afforded the UNCW Office of Cultural Arts a chance to bring in some fresh talent for the community. L.A.-based performance group Contra-Tiempo spent the last leg of summer bringing dance and movement workshops to Wilmington patrons and elementary students at Bradley Creek. As with all artistic experiences, it turned out to be a learning exercise for both teachers and students. Founding artistic director Ana Maria Alvarez spoke with encore about the workshops, the people and what Wilmington can expect from their final curtain call. encore: How has your experience been? Ana Maria Alvarez: We are very excited to be here and to have the opportunity to be working in the schools as part of our residency. A lot of our work centers around young people and arts education, so being able to work intensively with a group of students and incorporate them into our final performance is exciting and very aligned with the mission of our work! e: What has been—or will be—the best part about the residency? AMA: The best part is how many different communities we are connecting with before we share our performance work. The students at Bradley Creek have been amazing—so receptive and engaged! My favorite part is always the incredible impact our work makes on people—youth, families and community members. I have been really enjoying the work with the students and I know that after performing, I will have about five or six more “best parts.” e: What has been the most challenging? AMA: What people are saying over and over is that it is hard to get people out to dance performances. I am hoping this won’t be a challenge for us, but I am committed to connecting to as many people as possible before the 2nd of October to ensure that the house is packed, and we are able to share our work with as many people as possible. e: Seeing as you’re originally from Greensboro, how does the North Carolina arts scene compare to L.A.? AMA: Los Angeles is a huge metropolitan city. The arts scene is saturated, and sometimes it is
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hard to be heard above the noise. Here in Wilmington, the art scene is much smaller and more intimate. I feel like we are meeting tons of people ,and able to connect with folks from all over much more easily [and] in a short amount of time. e: Courtney Reilly said in an interview with us last month that Contra-Tiempo would help to open creative dialogue in the community. How much of that hope manifested? AMA: I lived all over the South and as a Cuban American, it was very rare to meet other Latinos when I was growing up. The population of North Carolina and this country has shifted tremendously. Our inability as citizens to deal with this has made it so there are people who don’t feel like they belong here or are welcome. As a Cuban American, I am so excited to come to North Carolina, because this is an opportunity to show how our work connects people. Each of us has a story, a history and experience of being silenced; yet, we are all part of something much bigger. Yesterday, we sat on a panel with several other community leaders, speaking about the immigrant experience in the U.S. and creative interventions around the issue of immigration. It was the beginning of many conversations and dialogues we will be engaged in during the residency! e: Tell us about the final performance. AMA: We are performing three pieces in addition to the performance by students at Bradley Creek, which they created under our direction! The first will be “I Dream America,” a 40-minute movement opera, seeking primarily to portray the histories, tensions, strains and commonalities between the black and Latino communities. It traverses the political landscape of immigration and Hurricane Katrina. The second is “Plastico,” a comic commentary on the “plastic” façade of Salsa, the dance
form that began as a voice for everyday people in expressing their political history, power and opinions, [which] has been transformed into a de-politicized, hyper-sexual, superficial exaggeration of the Latino body. “Against the Times” will be our signature piece. It is the first piece I created in 2005. e: Why is “Against the Times” so important to you? AMA: Salsa is a dance form deeply rooted in Cuban and Puerto Rican cultural tradition, and layered with social and political contradictions; it is a dance of resistance. Salsa has always been a patriarchal dance form, in that men are leaders and women are followers. But in recent times, the over-sexualized representations of women have become more extreme, especially in styles popularized by ballroom dancing and Hollywood films. The cast of Contra-Tiempo flips the script on who leads whom, moving resistance from being adversarial to being the fundamental key for communication between partners and empowerment for a people. e: Why should the public come out to support the show? AMA: Because it is rare that you will have the opportunity to see the kind of work we are creating. It combines Latin dance with the realities, struggles, strengths and beauty of our world, our lives and our community. We have performed internationally and all over the U.S. and now we are here in Wilmington. We promise: People won’t regret coming out for a night of inspiration, dance and community! Also, it is important that the community is part of the performance for the kids from Bradley Creek. They deserve to have a full house—a packed and enthusiastic Wilmington audience to support their work.
1701 Wrightsville Ave 910 343 5233 Mon-Sat, 12-9pm; Sunday, 1-6pm www.artfuelinc.com www.myspace.com/artfuel_inc Artfuel.inc 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 fetaures artwork by Michael Blaylock, Megan Brezinsky, Jeremy Lea, Scott Ehrhart, Katharine Blackwell & Shannon Geigerich. Show hangs for eight weeks
35 N. Front Street (910) 343-1395 Monday-Saturday: 11:30am - 10pm Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 4pm Currently exhibiting raw works on paper by 82 year-old abstract expressionist Edward Meneeley, including one which hung earlier this year in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan. Meneeley is represented by the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Tate Modern, London, among others. This show is a fund-raiser for the biography project of the artist’s life with work sold for Art For the Masses prices. For more info, call 910-797-3501.
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.
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10283 Beach Dr., SW (NC 179) (910) 575-5999 Tues- Sat. 10am-5pm Closed Mon. in winter sunsetrivermarketplace.com 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, artisan-crafted jewelry and more. Classes, workshops, pottery studio, custom framing, Creative Exchange lecture series and Coffee With the Author series are also offered on-site.
Call Shea Carver by Thursday, noon, at (910) 791-0688, ext 1004, to inquire about being included.
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511 1/2 Castle Street (910) 251-8886 Tues.-Sat. 11am-5pm www.pattersonbehn.com 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.
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616B Castle St. (910) 343-4370 www.wilmington-art.org The Wilmington Art Gallehas two colorful shows that you can visit until October 22nd. Mary Anne Dixon Hogue has paintings entitled “Water, Land, Sky.” Also The NONAME Artists, comprised of Alouise Fenstermacher, Ruth Brune, Barbara Bear Jamison, Carol Hovey, Diane McCord, Lynn Graham, Anne Lanier and Karan Crumley, are featured as the Special Event. This is a small group who paint together once a week—no instructor, but they learn from one another. Also, the 2011 “Expose Yourself Art” calendar will be ready for sale soon - so look for a notice of “The Coming Out Party.”
Wanna be on the gallery page?
New Elements Gallery
216 N. Front St. • (919) 343-8997 Tues-Sat: 11am-5:30pm or by appointment www.newelementsgallery.com “Color at Play”now hangs at New Elements Gallery, featuring the works of Fred Budin of Atlanta, Jane Filer of Chapel Hill and Valerie Lennon of Highlands, NC. Acknowledged as one of Wilmington’s premier art and craft venues, New Elements offers a wide variety of work by regional and nationally recognized artists. The gallery features original paintings and prints, as well as sculpture, craft, jewelry, and custom framing. Visitors worldwide make a point of returning to enjoy the distinctive collection of ﬁne art and craft and are frequently impressed by the sheer volume of work available at New Elements, much of which is featured on the gallery’s Web site. The gallery offers art consultation services and is committed to ﬁnding unique pieces of art.
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332 Nutt St, The Cotton Exchange (910) 762-4207 Mon.-Sat., 10am-5:30pm; Sun., 12-4pm www.crescentmoonnc.com Crescent Moon is joining the national celebration of American Craft during national American Craft Week October 1st-10th! We are a 2009 Niche Top Retailer of American Craft, and showcase over 75 artists specializing in art glass and metal sculpture. Every day thousands of American artists share their vision and talent by producing amazing hand-made decorative and functional objects. American Craft enriches our homes, wardrobes, ofﬁces and public spaces. It contributes to our nation’s economy, our balance of trade, and the fabric of our national history. So join us at Crescent Moon’s Celebrating Craft Here and Everywhere Artist Reception and Showcase Sunday, October 10th, 1-4pm. Meet local artists: Mike Loch, Michelle Arthur, Shelby Spencer, Ted Sample, Martha Edgerton, Anne Bartlett, Jennifer Thomas, John Cochran, Dick Bunting. Promotions on Premier artists: Rick Satava and Josh Simpson Refreshments and local food specialties. Follow us on twitter or become a fan on Facebook!
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Flow - A watercolor exhibit now through October 16th
Paperozzi - an all paper exhibition Join Bottega for our 2nd Annual: )BMMPXFFO)PSSPS4IPSUT'JMN'FTU BOE)BMMPXFFO1BSUZ 4BUVSEBZ0DUUIQN (Are you a filmmaker? We are looking for submissions for this event. Must be horror, under 15 mintes and viewable on DVD. Please submit to email@example.com.)
More Halloween Fun for the Opening Reception of our Paperozzi exhibit in collaberation w/ Projekte Art Center! Friday Oct 29th
October 19th - November 20th
Weekly and Monthly Events & Specials:
*Every 2nd Tuesday of each month - UNCWâ€™s Atlantis Poetry OPEN MIC 8pm *Every 2nd Thursday - Join the Wilmington Writers Forum for discussion & reading with Jean Jonesâ€™ favorite poets *Every 4th Thursday - Come in for alternating Poetry Workshop and Poetry Slam (changes each month, check website) *Coming in October, bi-monthly open mic night & bi-monthly casual wine education class and tasting (check website)
Who â€œDIGSâ€? (Digital Interactive Game System) Mondays? Come play Nintendo
Tuesdays: Wine is $2 Wednesdays: FREE wine tasting and music.
Thursdays: Live music or poetry Fridays: Live music or oddities Saturdays: Live music &
Sundays: $4 Sake Bloody Maryâ€™s and more music!
*Never a cover at Bottega
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Opera Room is available for FREE PRIVATE PARTIES up on our secluded mezzanine. No room rental fee!
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Skewed Moral Compass:
reel to reel
‘The Town’ and its lawless world
en Affleck is fast becoming one of the most engaging directors” may seem like a shocking statement to some. I’ve been a fan of Affleck for a long time, back when he was playing the villain in “Mallrats” and showing up in mid-nineties dreck like “Phantoms” (he was the bomb, yo!). When I was in college and indulging the dream of being a screenwriter, I had a picture of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon adorned above my mantle. It was supposed to be inspiration: two guys who wrote and produced their own movie to try and show Hollywood what they were capable of. Years later I found that most people who came into my house and saw the picture thought I was gay. Even when Affleck’s career was circling the drain, I remained a fan—even through that whole embarrassing “Gigli” thing, the Bennifer stuff, the tabloids and the box-office failures. Everyone loves a comeback story; Affleck’s is a good as anybody’s. How many celebrities have survived the media firestorm hurled at them like Affleck? From the ashes of his career, he has emerged as a filmmaker to be taken seriously. His latest work, “The Town,” is a spellbinding crime thriller with some fantastic performances. I’ll dive into the movie momentarily, but first I have a gripe: There’s two theaters in this town: an old one and a new one. I spend most of my time at the new one—nicer seats, better equipped to handle crowds, pretzels, mini pizzas, ticket kiosks. It’s all very cosmopolitan. I go to the old theater every so often—like last week, when I went to see “The Town.” After hearing they had done a number of renovations, I thought, fantastic! So, I got to the theater and the first thing I noticed: no ticket booth. In its place were more giant sheets of glass. I noticed a crowd in the lobby, somethng I thought a little irregular for a Tuesday night. Inside the renovated lobby, flat screen TVs twinkled, new carpet barely revealed faded footprints, and that new theater smell permeated everything. I saw two long lines at the concession stands but nowhere to buy tickets. That was when it hit me: We have to buy tickets at the concession stand. What. The. Hell. I stood in line for 10 minutes, waiting to buy tickets, as one poor girl behind the register tried to deal with a bunch of grumbling people who wondered why we had to get tickets from the same place we got salty snacks. I immediately saw the pitch meeting, when some young executive informed the board room that he had revolutionized the movie theater by removing its most iconic element: the ticket booth. I could
The Town Starring Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Chris Cooper, Jon Hamm and Blake Lively
★★★ ★ ★
PERFORMANCE PIECE: Ben Aflfeck and Chris Cooper in ‘The Town,’ a movie grounded by solid performances.
just hear the validation: “Ahhh-hah! Forcing people to stand in a concession line to buy tickets means the customer will most likely buy overpriced snack food!” Looking at the other patrons, and marveling at how mercilessly slow the lines were moving, I decided then and there: I won’t be returning to the new old theater—not until I get a dedicated ticket booth. Or at least a self-serve ticket kiosk. Wait, what was I saying? Right. Ben Affleck. “The Town.” Much like his previous effort, “Gone Baby Gone,” “The Town” tells the woeful story of a bunch of South Boston scumbags and the trouble they manage to get themselves in. “Gone Baby Gone” was a story of how far a community would go to save one of their own. It was dark, sad and a little bit tragic. “The Town” is a much more straightforward effort. The pitch is remarkably simple: A bank
robber falls in love with his hostage. Affleck plays said robber, Doug Macey, who is beginning to question the path he has chosen in life, including all missed opportunities. But the fact remains: When things got tough, Doug chose a different route. Now, he takes jobs with three childhood friends. With his drug-addicted girlfriend, they form a kind of makeshift family in the back alleys of Charlestown. Their latest heist went a little off book, forcing them to take a hostage named “Claire” (Rebecca Hall). When a no-nonsense FBI agent (Jon Hamm) begins to turn up the heat, Doug is forced to try and figure out if Claire is a potential witness that can put him away for the rest of his life. Thus, an awkward relationship begins. Claire is a trusting young woman who seems slightly out of place in this low-rent Boston suburb. It’s easy to see why Doug falls for her, but it begins to complicate his life. Doug the bank robber and Doug the romantic cannot co-exist. Doug wants a new life, but his old life hangs around his neck like an Albatross. There’s a lot of convenience to the plot. While the story is wildly dark and dire in tone, the general character arcs and the movie are so predictable. The third act seems less like a natural progression of the story and more like an inevitability. If the film has one major flaw, it is the reckless sense of abandon the characters exhibit. This could be the fault of the story, the script or the direction. But there was part of me that never really understood how a good-intentioned guy like Doug could ever go from bank robber from the bad side of town to trying to mow down a few hundred cops. His moral compass seems slightly skewed. Though not a complex movie, it’s a simple story of dishonor among thieves. Where the movie excels is in the performances. Affleck is excellent! Jon Hamm shows he’s capable of more than Don Draper. Blake Lively (“Gossip Girl”) is a revelation in a small but effective performance. Jeremy Renner (“The Hurt Locker”) may very well be the best blue-collar actor in show business. While we are given some fine exposition into the kind of poverty-stricken upbringing that made them into monsters, all of it feels a little disingenuous. Whether intentional or not, I never had much sympathy for Doug. I liked his story, but whether he lived or died became more of a matter of record than a matter of consequence. “The Town” isn’t a great film, but it is a good one—brutal in its portrayal of the terrible characters that live in a lawless world.
this week in ﬁlm The Girl Who Played with Fire Cinematique Thalian Hall • 310 Chestnut Street September 29th, 7:30pm, $7
The second installment in the “Millennium” trilogy following “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Mikael Blomkvist is about to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society. R. October 4th-6th: “Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky,” depicting their passionate love affair. R
Subversive Film Series Juggling Gypsy •1612 Castle St. (910) 763-2223 Sundays, 8pm • Free Jason Crockett is an aging, grumpy, physically disabled millionaire who invites his family to his island estate for his birthday celebration. Pickett Smith is a free-lance photographer who is doing a pollution layout for an ecology magazine. Jason Crockett hates nature, poisoning anything that crawls on his property. On the night of his birthday the frogs and other members of nature begin to pay Crockett back.
The Morrison Project
Front Street Film Night Front Street Brewery • 9 N. Front Street www.frontstreetﬁlmnight.com Wednesday, 7pm • Free Documentary filmmaker Amy Morrison Williams digs deep into the painful, troubled past of her own family to understand a modern day tragedy —her father, Jean Morrison. ALL AREA MOVIE LISTINGS AND PARAGRAPH SYNOPSES CAN BE FOUND AT ENCOREPUB.COM.
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Gritty Audacity: The Pack a.d. will spit sensory venom at upcoming show
f this page could play any song from The Pack a.d., I feel confident it would spontaneously combust—the paper shredding to pieces and blistering readers’ hands with gritty audacity. For the record, I find complete satisfaction in that thought. I can honestly say I haven’t had this visceral of a reaction to music in while—it feels really good. Ya know what else feels good? Knowing that The Pack a.d. will be bringing their garage-rock duo to the Soapbox on October 7th, which means Wilmington needs to buck up. This show will be one of unforgettable stamina, whiskey-soaked riffs and layered squalls best to be enjoyed while wildly shaking down our city. Comparisons are unfair; I can’t think of a band who would want to undergo any kind of pigeon-holing. So, The Pack a.d. will have to forgive me—or rip my head off with their thrashing guitar licks, with which I’d also be perfectly fine. If Jack White were a chick, I imagine this is what he’d sound like. I am suspect to believe that somewhere beneath the confines of public knowledge, he upstarted the Vancouver, Canada, duo. Yet, such thinking amounts only to untruth. The Pack a.d.’s birth happened only after the fall of their full-on rock outfit. “[When] the band didn’t work out, we kept going with just the two of us,” both singer and guitarist Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller responded via e-mail while on tour last week. “The only inspiration was that we worked well together and didn’t seem to work well with others.” Thus, The Pack After Death (a.d.) gave life to a stronger sonic connection, even if through faulty disconnection. What keeps its pulse palpitating with venom is some of the ballsiest, bluesiest rock heard on any
Fulfill your desire to stay caffeinated
by: Shea Carver
The Pack a.d. Also on the bill: Sweet Sweet Scum, Black Hellatones and Huffton Brothers Thursday, Oct. 7th, doors 9 p.m. Soapbox Laundro Lounge 255 N. Front Street Tickets: $8 • www.etix.com www.thepackafterdeath.com of their three releases from Mint Records, “Tintype” (2008), “Funeral Mixtape” (2008) and “We Kill Computers” (2010). Even more impressive: their nonchalance toward their stellar musicianship. “We haven’t spent our lives being musicians,” they said, taking on a collective voice, perhaps something indicative of their kinship. “It was something we just decided to do. So, we tend to play everything with a lot of passion and heart because it’s the only way we know how. If we haven’t sweated buckets [after a show,] then we feel like we haven’t really played. Music is kind of a sport to us.” From slide resonator riffs to intense drum diddles and flams, the only thing to perfectly accentuate the entire sound comes from the sexy tenor and quivering wails of Black. Altogether, they titillate listeners when they play languid, ragged blues-rock before maturing rather impishly into driving punk rhythms. Though it shouldn’t matter that they’re female, it revels in value because they’ve torn through the proverbial male-dominated industry without hesitation. They’re up there with the Joan Jetts, Chryssie Hynds and Patti Smiths, taking an unapologetic androgynous mien to rock without the insipid attitude. It’s refreshing to watch these rocksters jolt with rhythm because it’s obvious they adore doing so; they wear it, they live it, the breathe it. It’s who they are. And they’re great at it. “I never really considered before this band that there would be such a big difference based on something like gender in the industry,” they said. “It’s a fact that there have always been far fewer women in rock n’ roll than men, but that’s been slowly changing for a while now. When people write about bands or talk about them in any way, there’s always a distinction between whether they’re ‘a band’ or ‘a girl band.’ If every member is male, it makes no difference, but if every member is female, it becomes this whole other ‘thing.’”
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PACKED WITH FURY: Rock ‘n’ roll gets a jolt thanks to the Vancouver blues-rock duo The Pack a.d., playing Soapbox next Thursday, October 7th. Photo courtesy of artist.
Notions of sexuality often take on useless high regard with female rockers. Such isn’t the case with Black and Miller—at least not intentionally. Thus, it makes their music all-the-sexier, primal and maybe even vindicating. “[It] stumps me why women in music, especially rock music, get their sexuality or their motives questioned,” they said, “like because maybe they don’t fit into the preconceived category of ‘woman’ that they are therefore ‘different’ in some way. I personally don’t understand what difference it makes if you have balls or not. Shouldn’t the music industry be about, you know, the music?” Though they take on a stripped-down approach, with only drum and guitar at the helm, what they churn out comes in large doses of sound, as proven in songs like “Worried,” “They Know Me” or “Cabin.” With a multitude of music to choose from their very infantile catalogue, culminating the
perfect set list ends up a different project altogether. “Some of our favorite songs are ones that we never play live,” they say. “Generally speaking, though, neither of us listen to our albums after we’re done recording them. [However, playing] anything from our latest album is the most fun at this point.” Heading into the studio this winter, the rock mavens will take on their fourth recording. “We’ll be taking December, January and February to work on new songs,” they said. “We may be going to Detroit to record, so that’s pretty exciting.” And it will shake up their current regimen: “Get up. Drive. Sit. Wait. Beer. Wait. Beer. Set up. Beer. Wait. Play. Sell stuff. Take down. Drive. Sleep.” Without a doubt, no one will be sitting next Thursday night, as Vancouver takes over Wilmington. For the rock-steadies, the punks, the guys, the gals, the black, the white, The Pack a.d. has massive appeal. Come one, come all to rock with them at the Soapbox, October 7th. Also on the bill: local acts Sweet Sweet Scum, Huffton Brothers and Jacksonville’s Black Hellatones.
Papa Roach & Skillet w/Trapt and My Darkest Days
OCTOBER 22 Black Label Berzerkus
Black Label Society, Clutch, Children of Bodom & 2Cents
(ADV) $ 27.50 / (DOS) $ 29.50
(ADV) $ 37.00 / (DOS) $ 39.50
Goo Goo Dolls
presented by 96.1 WKZQ
w/The Spill Canvas
(ADV) $ 37.50 / (DOS) $ 40.00
(ADV) $ 32.00 / (DOS) $ 35.00
Sublime w/Rome & The Dirty Heads
w/ The Movement
(ADV) $ 35.00 / (DOS) $ 38.00
(ADV) $ 45.00 / (DOS) $ 47.00
METHODMAN & REDMAN
A DAY TO REMEMBER
W/ THE AGGROLITES
WITH UNDEROATH & THE WORLD ALIVE NOV. 6
BADFISH WITH SCOTTY DON’T
NOV. 26 JAN. 31
GET OFF ON THE PAIN TOUR W/ RANDY HOUSER & JERROD NIEMANN
NEEDTOBREATHE “ YOUNG AND
FAR FROM HOME” TOUR W/ THE DAYLIGHTS
NOFX & THE BOUNCING SOULS WITH COBRA
SKULLS & OLD MAN MARKLEY
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MUSIC LINEUP Tent: 2:00-3:00
SOLO ACOUSTIC ARTIST FROM OAK ISLAND (Friend of Satu’s) 4:30-6:00
FRED FLYNN AND FRIENDS 6:30-8:00
JESSE STOCKTON AND FRIENDS 8:30-10:00
TRAVIS SHALLOW AND FRIENDS Inside: 10:30 – 2:00am
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MY THREE KILTS (Flogging Molly, DropKick Murphys cover band)
a preview of tunes all over town this week
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 OPEN MIC W/ GARY ALLEN —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 BIBIS ELLISON AND TIM BLACK —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 DJ TIME —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington OPEN MIC W/ SEAN GERARD (9PM) —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 KARAOKE —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 DJ P. FUNK —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 BANGARANG W/ LORD WALRUS & SIR NICK BLAND —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 MARK HERBERT & GABRIELLE —Green Light Lounge; 21 N. Front St., Basement RON RONNER —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832
KARAOKE —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 DUALING PIANOS & LEE HAUSER —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 LIVE MUSIC —Brixx Pizza; Mayfaire Towne Center, 6801 Main St. 256-9677 THE SELEKT —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 WEDNESDAY BAND —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 ACT II —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 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) —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 DJ —High Tide Lounge, 1800 Carolina Beach Ave., Carolina Bch; 458-0807 SAI COLLINS —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 OPEN MIC W/ GARY ALLEN —Brass Pelican; 2112 N. New River Dr., Surf City, NC 328-4373 KARAOKE KONG —Orton Pool Room, 133 North Front St.; 343-8878 KARAOKE W/ DJ STEVE —The Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988
DJ S T R E T C H —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 TOP 40 DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 RON DALLAS (7PM-10PM) —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395 MIKE O’DONNELL —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 DJ DON’T STOP —Slick and Reds, 2501 S. College Rd.; 798-5355 ACOUSTIC DUO (7-10) —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 KARAOKE —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269 KARAOKE —Rumors, 5712 East Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC DJ BATTLE —Odessa, 23 N. Front St.; 251-8814 DJ —Flat Eddie’s; 5400 Oleander Dr., 799-7000
DJ GREG —Green Light Lounge; 21 N. Front St., Basement JAMES JARVIS & FRIENDS (7PM-8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 LIVE MUSIC —Carolina Ale House; 317-c College Rd., 791-9393 DJ DANE BRITT —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 OPEN MIC NIGHT —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 TOM RHODES —Front Street Brewery, 9 N. Front St.; 251-1935 PAUL GRIMSHAW TRIO —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 BAG OF TOYS —Kefi, 2012 Eastwood Road; 256-3558 DAVE MATTHEWS TRIBUTE BAND —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776
LIVE MUSIC —Romanelli’s, Leland; 383-1885 RONNIE DIGITAL & THE WAHL —Black Horn Bar, 15 Carolina Beach Avenue N.; 458-5255 RALPH JUSTICE —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 SEA PANS (ON THE VERANDAH TERRACE) —Holiday Inn Resort (Gabby’s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 DANIEL PARISH —Rucker John’s, 5564 Carolina Beach Rd.; 452-1212 SUSAN SAVIA —Havana’s; 1 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, 458-2822 LOGICK PRESENTS NO CLASS ON FRIDAY W/ DJ FRAY —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 RAP ON THE RIVER —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 OPEN MIC —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204
5001 Market Street (attached to the Ramada Inn)
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
MONDAY - Service Industry Night
THURSDAY - Line Dance Line Dance Barbara Braak teaching Beach Line Dances 7:30 Country Line Dances 9:30 $2 Coors light $4 House Wine
2 Miller Lite Bottles $150 PBR Pints $ 3 Cherry & Blueberry Bombs $ 2 Bud Light Draft $ 3 Drifter Shots $ 50
(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!!
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 Salsa @ 9:00 with DJ LaLo $2 Coors Light $3 Dos XX Thursday Nov, 4th
BEER PONG TOURNAMENT: 1PM sign up; 2PM start - $10/team. 2nd place gets $10, 1st gets the rest!!
THE BAND OF OZ
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CLASSY KARAOKE WITH MANDY CLAYTON â€”Remedies, Market Street; 392-8001 NUTT STREET OPEN MIC â€”Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 DJ RICHTERMEISTER â€”Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 DJ SIN â€”Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington KARAOKE WITH BOB CLAYTON â€”Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 FIREDANCE & DRUMS @ DARK, DJ MIT PSYTRANCE (11PM) â€”Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 FRIED LOT â€”Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115 DJ CED â€”The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 KARAOKE â€”Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 DJ â€œMR LEEâ€? â€”Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 FORTCH (6PM-10PM) â€”Greg Normanâ€™s; 4930 Hwy 17, N. Myrtle Bch., 843-361-0000
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1 DJ â€”The Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988 DJ â€”Black Horn Bar, 15 Carolina Beach Avenue N.; 458-5255 KARAOKE WITH BOB CLAYTON â€”Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 KARAOKE KONG â€”Slick and Reds, 2501 S. College Rd.; 798-5355 JAMES JARVIS & FRIENDS (7PM-8PM) â€”The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 DJ â€”Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 DJ â€”Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872 DJ SCOOTER FRESH â€”Rox, 208 Market St.; 343-0402 BEACH & SHAG W/ DJ ROCK â€”Rumors, 5712 East Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC DJ DUSTIN â€”Odessa, 23 N. Front St.; 251-8814 DJ EDIE â€”Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington SUSAN SAVIA â€”The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607
DJ ERIC (10PM-2AM) â€”Rumors, 5712 East Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC FRIDAY NIGHT FOLLIES DANCE DJ â€”Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 RON ETHERIDGE & JASON WOOLWINE â€”Barbary Coast; 116 S. Front St., 762-8996 PIANO SHOW â€”Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 OPEN MIC NIGHT â€”Java Junkies Coffee Bar; 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 399-6977 DJ CED â€”The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 TIM CLARK BAND (1PM), LIQUID PLATINUM (8PM) â€”Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 FROGS ON A POND â€”Hellâ€™s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 LIVE MUSIC â€”Henryâ€™s, 2806 Independence Blvd.; 793-2929 PSEUDO BLUE, THE MAJESTICS â€”Kefi, 2012 Eastwood Road; 256-3558 END OF THE LINE, DJ DANE BRITT â€”Beach House Bar â€˜nâ€™ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219
RIVERFEST: WILD LIFE, THE NOSE RIDERS â€”Riverfront Park; Water St. Wilmington NC,452-3775
DANIEL PARISH: Playing Saturday Oct. 2nd. at Riverfest.
ALIVE AT FIVE! (5PM) â€”Tidal Creek, 5329 Oleander Dr., 799-2667 L SHAPE LOT â€”Holiday Inn Resort (Gabbyâ€™s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 FULL DISH â€”Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115 BRAD STOCKTON â€”Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866 MARK HERBERT
â€”Little Dipper, 138 S. Front St.; 251-0433
â€”Trebenzioâ€™s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301
â€”Murphyâ€™s Irish Pub; off I-40 @ exit 385 (at the Mad Boar Restaurant), 285-8888 MIGHTY MCFLY â€”Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 DJ TIME â€”Fibber McGeeâ€™s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 DJ S T R E T C H
LATINO NIGHT WITH DJ â€”Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 GUARD THE VAN, THE SELEKT â€”The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 UNHOLY TONGUES, THE COMPANY STRINGS, RIO BRAVO, DEAS VAIL â€”Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 JAMES ADOMIAN & ANDY SANDFORD (COMEDIANS) â€”Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500
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LIVE MUSIC Gabbyâ€™s Lounge Friday, October 1
karaoke night thurs 9.30
trivia night with
dj richtermeister fri 10.1
mighty mcfly sat 10.2
live music with
brent cates band
L SHAPE LOT 7-10PM
Saturday, October 2
MIKE Oâ€™DONNELL 7-10PM
Friday, October 8
JAH CREATION 7-10PM
Saturday, October 9
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Join us THURSDAYS on our patio for Live Music and Free Wine Tastings! September 30 5-6pm Free Wine Tasting LIVE MUSIC BY LINDSEY BENNETT Drink Specials: 2 for $20 - Get Cheese, Chocolate and 2 drinks* for only $20 October 7 5-6pm Free Wine Tasting 6-8pm LIVE MUSIC BY JEREMY NORRIS Drink Specials: 2 for $20 - Get Cheese, Chocolate and 2 drinks* for only $20 October 14 5-6 Free Wine Tasting 6-8pm LIVE MUSIC BY MATT HAMM Drink Specials: 2 for $20 - Get Cheese, Chocolate and 2 drinks* for only $20 October 21 5-6 Free Wine Tasting Drink Specials: 2 for $20 - Get Cheese, Chocolate and 2 drinks* for only $20 *Managers Choice 885 Town Center Drive Wilmington, NC (910) 256-1187
â€œBest Party In Townâ€? Featuring 36 Beers on Tap $5.99 Lunch/free pool Mon-Fri 11am-2pm $5.00 Pizzas after 10pm Mon-Fri SUNDAY/SIN $12.50 Buckets of Bud/Bud Light $3.50 Widmer small drafts $5.00 bombs MONDAY Buy 10/get 10 Wings $2.50 Bud/Bud Light small drafts $3.50 Heineken/Amstel bottles TUESDAY $2.50 drafts/$4.50 Bombs/Karaoke WEDNESDAY $2.50 Wheat Beers/Half price wine bottles THURSDAY $2.50 Miller Lite/Coors Light small drafts $4.50 Crown Royal FRIDAY $2.50 Heineken/Amstel/Dos XX small drafts $7 Kryptonite Ritas SATURDAY $3.50 Sam Adams small drafts $12.50 Buckets of Miller Lite Catch all the NFL and NCAA action here â€œThe place to be for UFCâ€?
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$2 Domestic Bottles â€˘ $2 Tacos 8&%/&4%":
$3 Well Vodka Drinks $3 Draft Special 5)634%":
$3 Pints â€˘ $4 Bombs â€˘ $2 Select Sliders '3*%":
$2.50 Mexican Beers â€˘ $3 Margaritas $5 Nachos & Quesadillas 4"563%":
$15 Domestic Buckets $4 Shot Special 4&15
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FRIDAY & SAT acoustic live music on the outdoor back deck 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 70â€™s night - good vibes and great prices 138 South Front Street Downtown Wilmington
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KARAOKE â€”Java Junkies Coffee Bar; 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 399-6977 BEACH & SHAG W/ DJ ROCK â€”Rumors, 5712 East Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC LIVE MUSIC â€”Oceanic, Oceanfront Wrightsville Beach; 256-5551 CLASSY KARAOKE WITH MANDY CLAYTON
RIO BRAVO: Playing Friday Oct.1st at The Soapbox Upstairs.
THE TREBLEMAKERS â€”Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 THE STONE WALLS â€”Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 THE FINE NIGHT SOULS â€”Airlie Gardens; 300 Airlie Rd., 798-7700
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2 IAMHUMAN â€”Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 KARAOKE WITH BOB CLAYTON â€”Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.;
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792-6880 DJ P. MONEY â€”Rox, 208 Market St.; 343-0402 DJ DANE BRITT â€”Beach House Bar â€˜nâ€™ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 DANCE DJ â€”Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 PIANO SHOW â€”Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 KARAOKE â€”Griffâ€™s Tavern @ George St.; 6320 Market St., 793-2628 DJ â€”Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872
VISIT OUR WEBSITE WWW.RUCKERJOHNS.COM FOR DAILY SPECIALS, MUSIC & UPCOMING EVENTS
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€˘ PaciďŹ co $2.50 WEDNESDAY Corona\Corona Light $250 Margarita\Peach Margaritas $4 Miller Light Bottles $150 THURSDAY Gran Martinis $7 â€˘ Red Stripe $250 FRIDAY Cosmos $4 â€˘ 007 $350 Harps bottles $250 â€˘ Island Sunsets $5 SATURDAY Baybreeze\Seabreeze $4 22oz Blue Moon Draft $3 Select domestic bottles $150 SUNDAY Domestic Draft Pints $150 Bloody Marys $4 â€˘ White Russians $4 LIVE MUSIC SEPTEMBER 30
DANIEL PARISH 5564 Carolina Beach Rd 452-1212
DJ â€”Ronnieâ€™s Place, 6745-B Market St.; 228-8056 DJ ERIC (10PM-2AM) â€”Rumors, 5712 East Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC DJ â€”Odessa, 23 N. Front St.; 251-8814 BLUES JAM â€”Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 DJ EDIE â€”Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington DJ SCOOTER FRESH â€”The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206
â€”Remedies, Market Street; 392-8001 TRAINWRECK, BEACH BILLY BROTHERS, JAM SANDWICH, SOUL POWER POSSE, MERCURY FOR NASHVILLE FLOOD BENEFIT â€”Beach House Bar â€˜nâ€™ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 RIVERFEST: THICK AS THIEVES, DANIEL PARISH, SELAH DUBB, KID COOL COLLECTIVE, THE OTHER GUYS â€”Riverfront Park; Water St. Wilmington NC,452-3775 SOUL POWER POSSE â€”Black Horn Bar, 15 Carolina Beach Avenue N.; 458-5255 HANK BLANTON â€”Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 SUSAN SAVIA (10AM) â€”Bellamy Mansion; 503 Market St., 251-3700
AGABUS â€”Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 ENCORE â€”Carolina Beach Farmerâ€™s Market; Lake Park Blvd., 28428 MIKE Oâ€™DONNELL â€”Holiday Inn Resort (Gabbyâ€™s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 JERRY POWELL â€”Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115 FRED FLYNN AND THE STONES â€”Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866 Nâ€™TRANZE (1PM), SCOOT PITTMAN (8PM) â€”Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647
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â€”Trebenzioâ€™s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 LIVE MUSIC â€”Murphyâ€™s Irish Pub; off I-40 @ exit 385 (at the Mad Boar Restaurant), 285-8888 FOREST TABOR â€”Little Dipper, 138 S. Front St.; 251-0433 BRAD STOCKHAM â€”Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 LIVE MUSIC â€”Hellâ€™s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 MIKE CORRADO W/ POLAR BEAR AND HARVEY ARNOLD & THE HONEY JAMES BAND â€”Kefi, 2012 Eastwood Road; 256-3558 LEIGH ANNâ€™S BEACH PARTY â€”Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3
LIVE MUSIC â€”Firebelly Lounge, 265 N. Front St.; 763-0141 JAMES ADOMIAN & ANDY SANDFORD (COMEDIANS) â€”Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 GREG HUMPHREYS W/ MANDOLIN ORANGE (7PM), WOOLWINE, ETHERIDGE & WADE (10:30PM) â€”The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 SALSA W/ DJ LALO â€”Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595
PERRY SMITH (BRUNCH 12-2) â€”Aubrianaâ€™s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 L SHAPE LOT (3-7), STEVE TODD & SAM MELVIN (8-12) â€”Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 SUSAN SAVIA (10AM-2PM) â€”Havanaâ€™s; 1 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, 458-2822 DJ P. MONEY â€”Rox, 208 Market St.; 343-0402 ROGER DAVIS (BRUNCH) â€”Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395
100 S. Front St. Downtown 251-1832
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Your Downtown Sports Pub! MONDAY $10 Bud/Light Buckets $4 Jack Daniels â€˘ $3 Capt. Morgan TUESDAY $1 Tacos 4-7pm â€˘ $3 sauza $15 margarita pitchers $3 Mexican Beers $5 Top Shelf Tequila â€˘ $7 Patron WEDNESDAY $3 Pints (10 Drafts) $5 Jager Bombs â€˘ $2 wells THURSDAY Mug Night $2 Domestic Drafts w/HK MUG $5 Bombers â€˘ $4 Jim Beam $3 pinnacle ďŹ‚avored vodkas $3.50 MicroBrews FRIDAY $3 Select Draft â€˘ $4 Fire Fly Shooters $5 Red Bull Vodka SATURDAY $2.50 Miller Lt or Yuengling Draft $8 Pitcher â€˘ $3 Kamikaze $4 Well Drinks SUNDAY $2.50 Bud/Light Draft $8 Pitcher â€˘ $5 Crown Royal $4 Bloody Mary 1/2 priced select appetizers m-f 4-7pm 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€˘ (910)763-4133
1/2 PRICE APPS. 4-6pm OPEN MIC NIGHT $ 2 Budweiser â€˘ $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 35Â˘ 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€™DONNELL 2 Domestic Bottles, â€˘ $275 Import Bottles, $ 3 Rum and Coke
LIVE MUSIC IN THE$ COURTYARD $ 3 Landshark â€˘ 3 Kamikaze $ 5 Bombs 4"563%":
LIVE MUSIC IN THE COURTYARD Rooftop open by 6pm Dance floor open by 10pm
Monday $2.50 Budweiser Draft â€˘$4 Wells Â˝ Priced Select Appetizers from 4- 7 Tuesday $2.50 All Drafts $4.50 Absolut Lemonade Â˝ Priced Select Appetizers from 4 until 7 Wednesday $2.50 Yuengling Draft $2.50 Domestic Bottles Â˝ Priced Select Appetizers from 4 until 7 Thursday $3 Coronas â€˘ $4 Margaritas Â˝ Priced Select Appetizers from 4 until 7 Friday $3 Pint of The Day Saturday $5 Sangria Sunday $5 Bloody Marys *Drink Specials Run All Day, But Food Specials Shown Are From 4 Until 7 Only. Certain Appetizers are Excluded from Special.
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Great Food and Drink Specials Friday:
FROGS ON A POND
w/ Forrest Tabor and Matt Barber
TRIVIA FROM HELL
followed by Monday Night Football with givaways and drink specials.
Every Tuesday HELL’S
8 week tournament beginning again Oct. 5- week 9 top 8 play for large prizes Also featuring NCAA GamePlan every Thursday and Saturday. Catch your favorite college teams!
NFL SUNDAY TICKETwing and beer combos
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GALEN ON GUITAR (BRUNCH) —Courtyard Marriott, 100 Charlotte Ave., Carolina Beach; (800) 321-2211 BLACK TUSK, NO TOMORROW, SALVACION —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 RIVERFEST: DAMONA WAITS, STEVE MARTINEZ —Riverfront Park; Water St. Wilmington NC,452-3775 DJ CED —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 DJBE KARAOKE UGLY —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 JAM WITH BENNY HILL —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 KARAOKE —Green Light Lounge; 21 N. Front St., Basement KARAOKE W/ DJ BATTLE —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 BIBIS AND THE SPARE CHANGE BAND —Bluewater Grill, 4 Marina St.; 256-8500
MONDAY, OCTOBER 4 BRETT JOHNSON’S JAM —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 OPEN MIC NIGHT —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 DJ RICHTERMEISTER —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 JAMES JARVIS & FRIENDS (7PM-8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 DJ TIME —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 OPEN MIC NIGHT —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866 DJ DANE BRITT —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 OPEN MIC NIGHT —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 OPEN MIC W/ BEAU —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5 BENNY HILL —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 OPEN MIC NIGHT —Mellow Mushroom, 4311 Oleander Drive; 452-3773 RON DALLAS (7PM-10PM) —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395 KARAOKE —Rumors, 5712 East Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC OPEN MIC NIGHT —Surf’s Bar & Grill; 5500 Market St., 791-9021 JOHNNY ACOUSTIC —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 KARAOKE W/ DJ DANE BRITT —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219
DANE BRITT KARAOKE —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 DJ “MR LEE” —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 DJ EYECON —SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401 KARAOKE KONG —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 CAPE FEAR BLUES JAM —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 ACE ELIJAH —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 RADIO HAYES AND ECHOPOINT21 —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 NUTT HOUSE IMPROV —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 KARAOKE —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 KARAOKE —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 BIBIS ELLISON AND THE SPARE CHANGE BAND —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 KARAOKE WITH BOB CLAYTON —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 JAMES JARVIS & FRIENDS (7PM-8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 THE BIL KRAUSS SHOW —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6 OPEN MIC W/ GARY ALLEN —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 DJ TIME —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington BIBIS ELLISON AND TIM BLACK —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 KARAOKE —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 OPEN MIC W/ SEAN GERARD (9PM) —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 BANGARANG W/ LORD WALRUS & SIR NICK BLAND —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 MARK HERBERT & GABRIELLE —Green Light Lounge; 21 N. Front St., Basement DJ P. FUNK —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 DJ JUICE —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 KARAOKE —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 DUALING PIANOS & LEE HAUSER —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846
Show Stoppers: Concerts around the region THE ORANGE PEEL
101 BILTMORE AVENUE ASHEVILLE, NC (828) 225-5851 10/1: Yard Dogs Road Show 10/2: Brian Posehn (Comedian) 10/4: Rogue Wave & Midlake, Peter Wolf Crier 10/5: Blitzen Trapper, Fruit Bats & Pearly Gate Music
VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE 707 PAVILION BLVD. CHARLOTTE, NC (704) 549-5555 10/1: Sugarland, Little Big Town, Randy Montana
ROAD RUNNER MOBILE AMPHITHEATRE 820 HAMILTON STREET CHARLOTTE, NC (704) 549-5555 10/6: Stone Temple Pilots (photo)
LINCOLN THEATRE 126 E. CABARRUS ST. RALEIGH, NC (919) 821-4111
10/1: The Breakfast Club, Radio Fury 10/2: Eric Benet 10/5: The Gracious Few, American Bang 10/6: Capleton, Munga, Romaine Virgo, Kulcha Knox
TWC ARENA 333 EAST TRADE ST. CHARLOTTE (704) 522-6500 9/30: How Sweet the Sound
CAT’S CRADLE 300 E. MAIN ST. CARRBORO, NC (919) 967-9053
9/29: Electric Six, The Constellations, The Alcazar Hotel 9/30: Dead Confederate, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, Aminal 10/1: Stars, Light Pines 10/2: Rogue Wave, Midlake, Peter Wolf Crier 10/3: Mae, Terrible Things, Windsor Drive, Flowers For Faye 10/4: Blitzen Trapper, Fruit Bats, Pearly Gate Music 10/6: GAYNGS, Glasser
CAROLINA THEATRE 309 W. MORGAN ST., DURHAM (919) 560-3030
10/1: Mavis Staples
HOUSE OF BLUES 4640 HWY 17 S., MYRTLE BEACH, SC (843) 272-3000
9/30: St. Judes Benefit : Jaynie Trudell, The Refried Blues Band, My Buddy Todd , Grand Strand Blues AllStars 10/1: Papa Roach & Skillet with Trapt 10/2: Frontiers - A Tribute to Journey 10/3: Gospel Brunch
THE FILLMORE CHARLOTTE 820 HAMILTON STREET CHARLOTTE, NC (704) 549-5555 10/2: Guster
FAMILY CIRCLE MAGAZINE STADIUM 161 SEVEN FARMS DRIVE CHARLESTON, SC 800-677-2293 10/2: Patti Labelle
AMOS’ SOUTHEND 1423 SOUTH TRYON ST. CHARLOTTE, NC (704) 377-6874
9/30: Manic, Lyra Shines, Good Day Reflection, Constellations 10/1: Appetite For Destruction, Poison’d, Red White And Crue 10/2: Ratatat, Dom 10/5: Lyfe Jennings
ALABAMA THEATRE 4750 HWY 17 SOUTH N. MYRTLE BEACH, SC (843) 272-1111 10/2: George Jones
TWC PAVILION AT WALNUT CREEK 3801 ROCK QUARRY RD. RALEIGH, NC (919) 831-6400
10/2: Sugarland, Little Big Town, Randy Montana
N. CHARLESTON COLSIUM 5001 COLISEUM DR., CHARLESTON, SC 843-529-5000 10/1: Jason Aldean, Lee Brice & Mcclymonts 10/2: Widespread Panic, Yonder Mountain String Band, Leslie, Dead Confederate, The Movement
OVENS AUDITORIUM 2700 E INDEPENDENCE BOULEVARD, CHARLOTTE, NC 704-372-3600 10/5 -10/10: 9 To 5: the Musical
RALEIGH AMPHITHEATER AND FESTIVAL SITE 500 SOUTH MCDOWELL ST RALEIGH, NC (919) 831-6400 10/5: Stone Temple Pilots (Photo)
KARAOKE —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 TEN TOES UP —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 DJ —High Tide Lounge, 1800 Carolina Beach Ave., Carolina Bch; 458-0807 OPEN MIC NIGHT —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 RON RONNER —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 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 PERRY SMITH & FRIENDS —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.
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below Food Op-Ed
32-34 Dining Guide
FDA Goes for the Salmon! GMOs move from veggies to protein
et me start this piece off with a caveat: These words are my opinion. But, please, let me also be presumptuous: They should be every readers’, too. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) consist of organisms that have altered genetic material thanks to the use of an engineering technique called “recombinant DNA technology.” Basically, this means that genes from one life form get implemented into foreign life forms—just as nature did not intend. For those who have not heard or addressed the concept, please let this article serve as a wake-up call. It’s bad enough that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed crops, such as soybeans, corn, canola and cotton (called the “Big 4”), to enter the foodstream as genetically altered. If all goes as expected, genetically modified salmon will soon be arriving on our dinner plates, too. This could happen as early as this month. Needless to say, trout and tilapia are not far behind. The frankenfish are called “AquAdvantage Salmon,” produced by Aqua Bounty Technologies Inc. of Waltham, Massachusetts (www.aquabounty.com). A decision of this caliber would make the fish the first genetically modified animal allowed for human consumption. Disturbingly, there is absolutely no way to tell the difference between a salmon pulled from a river or ocean with one that has been fundamentally altered and raised artificially on a fish farm. Armed with a gene from the ocean pout— a completely different kind of fish—the new salmon, which originally hails from the Atlantic, grows twice as fast as its less endowed peers out at sea. Somehow, the FDA has concluded that the new salmon is safe to eat and safe for the environment, all without ever testing or determining it to be safe for human consumption. Let me be clear: There has never been a safety analysis of any GMO organism now being sold on the market. Never. On whose side does the FDA hail? GMO foodstuff is the brainchild of corporations such as Monsanto and Cargill, which have spent billions lobbying the U.S. government to create legislation that allows them to slither through loopholes that make them trillions. It’s a classic case of industry benefiting at the expense of people. Guess what? We’re falling for it! The bottom line
by: Evan Folds Owner of Progressive Gardens
is if we don’t pay attention, we end up eating GMO food every single day: tortilla chips, salad dressings, fast food, anything with High Fructose Corn Syrup (90 percent of the supermarket) or processed food not labeled “organic.” The list goes on and on and on. We have to take inventory of our diets versus the Big 4, and make a point to read and inspect supermarket labels. Here are things to watch out for and restrain from consuming: 1) Corn: corn oil, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, corn starch, corn meal, tortilla chips, gluten and sweetners, such as fructose, dextrose and glucose 2) Soy: soy protein, soy lecithin, soy oil, soy sauce, lecithin and soy isolates. 3) Canola: canola oil, rapeseed oil 4) Cotton: cottonseed oil To try and find a non-whole-food product in the supermarket that doesn’t have one of these ingredients seems near impossible. To worsen matters, GMO beets and wheat are already in line to be produced next, and in some cases are already being grown and sold on commodity markets. The question continues to stump me: How can this be? How can the basic right of choice in regards to what we put into our bodies be violated this wantonly? The answer lies in logic like this: David Edwards, director of animal biotechniology at the Biotechnology Industry organization, said, “Extra labeling only confuses the consumer. It differentiates products that are not different. As we stick more labels on products that don’t really tell us anything more, it makes it harder for consumers to make their choices.” CEO of Monsanto, Hugh Grant, added to it. “Let me tell you the Monsanto view on labeling today,” he said. “We believe very strongly—very strongly—that these products are safe. And in their safety, there is no need to label, and that’s the position that has been held by the FDA. The FDA label-
ing requirements are really triggered by, if a product is essentially the same, then there is no labeling requirement.” Does that add up? How can a fundamentally altered organism be “essentially the same”? We are so entrenched in this worldview that we cannot bring ourselves to truly see and comprehend what we are eating. This is the logic that influences our legislators in Washington, and, frankly, it’s time we give them another job. There is no more important issue than the state of our food system; in fact, it is the platform everything else is built upon. Still, it’s hard to determine where our legislators stand on the GMO food, primarily due to there being very few bills introduced specifically on the issue. But there are certainly some in Congress who “get it.” Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) and Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) have both taken stands and introduced legislation to further options in regards to food-choice and safety. Kucinich told The Washington Post recently in regards to the FDA discouraging GMO labeling: “This to me raises questions about whose interest the FDA is protecting.” It’s intriguing that these are the very candidates for president in 2008 that were vilified by the mainstream media for being
“unelectable.” Don’t trust the mainstream news; in fact, turn off the TV. As the movie network communicated almost 30 years ago, “Television is not the truth, television is a ***damn amusement park.” Besides the danger of GMOs to humanity, how can we expect that this frankenfish will not eventually make it to the ocean, if it hasn’t already? Could we be more stupid? We’re playing roulette—the Russian kind—with ourselves and nature in general. In writing this piece I found myself getting frustrated, even angry, so I decided I would give the FDA a call. The sweet woman who answered the line kindly referred me to the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM)—or the arm of the FDA that regulates GMO foods. Before I let her go, I asked her what she thought of GMO salmon. She said, “My opinion doesn’t matter.” When I told her it mattered to me, she replied, “I prefer not to say.” I could tell in her voice and stutter what she wanted to say, but her hands were tied. This poor woman was merely a cow in a pen being led to slaughter. Of course, when I called the CVM all I got was an answering machine and, as of press time, no return call. I don’t say these words lightly: We are being subjected to the grandest human experiment in the history of humanity. We can do something about it. Let’s not be cows. Let’s use our buying power and choose not to support concepts that do not reinforce choice in regards to what we put in our bodies. Know this: If everyone purchased their intentions, everything would change tomorrow. [Ed. Note: At press time, over 10,000 petition signatures against genetically engineered salmon were delivered to the FDA. After three days of hearings, the FDA agreed that there’s significant concerns about genetically engineered salmon, and it must go through a rigorous public review before further consideration for approval.]
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