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Events to keep the breezy days of f Southern Bluegrass Festival September 18th-19th, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Battleship Park, USS NC Battleship Advance tickets through 9/15: $18 (Sat.) and $10 (Sun.); DOS: $20-25 (Sat.) and $15 Sunday. Children under 12 are free both days. Ready for a pickin’-good time at the annual Southern Bluegrass Festival? The family-fun event will feature the best pickers and fiddlers around, including headlining act Rhonda Vincent and the Rage. Also taking the stage: County Farm, Movin’ on Bluegrass and L Shaped Lot. There will be local cuisine, dancing, arts and crafts, and a silent auction throughout the afternoons. A fund-raiser for the Thalian Hall Association, tickets can be purchased at 120 S. 2nd Street, M&N Equipment Rental at 323-A Eastwood Road, or online at www.etix.com. Between the Lines: A Poetry Festival and Chapbook Release Celebration September 18th, 5 p.m. Bottega Art Gallery and Wine Bar 208 N. Front Street Free Now going into its third release, “Between the Lines” chapbook features local, regional and national writers and original poetry. Beginning at 5 p.m. on the 18th, local nonprofit Art Soup will present the release of the book, as well as a celebration of live poetry and prose. Workshops start at 5 p.m., a meet-and-greet at 6:30 p.m., a poets and professor discussion at 7 p.m., readings from the chapbook at 8 p.m and an open mic at 10 p.m. To get more information about the workshops and participants, head over to www.artsoup.org for more info, or call 910-763-3737. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes September 18th Check-in at Elijah’s Riverside Deck, 8:30 a.m., event to start at 9 a.m. $25 for participants, $15 for students Sexual and gender violence takes place nationwide at a staggering rate. Thanks to organizations like Wilmington’s very own Rape Cri-

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sis Center—Coastal Horizons Center, support, encouragement and healing can take place to those who have been affected. The annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event shows solidarity as a community to honor the courage and strength of its victims and continue supporting a center that helps deal with the healing process. Everyone is invited to walk the streets of Wilmington during the Septmener 18th Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. Men and women alike can join in, and, yes, high heels are by: Shea Carver and Claire LaSure welcome. To gather more information and set up teams, Thalian Association will be bringing check out www.walkamileinhershoes.org for the Wilmington premier of “Buddy: registration. The Buddy Holly Story” to Thalian Hall this September and October. Contra Tiempo The show follows Buddy during a September 20th-October 2nd short time span of life in the ‘50s, UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium featuring many of his hits, like “PegFree - $18 UNCW received an arts grant from the NC gy Sue,” “That’ll Be the Day” and Arts Council that allowed them to host an art- “Oh, Boy!” Also making an appearist in residence with Los Angeles-based dance ance: Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” company Contra Tiempo. The company brings and Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace.” Reserve tickets now by calling their blend of salsa, Afro-Cuban, West African, and hip-hop dance fever to the Port City. Free the box office at Thalian at 910-632classes and salsa workshops, films and lectures 2285 or going online to www.thalianwill take place, and tickets to the company’s final hall.com. performance on Saturday, October 2nd, can be purchased by calling Kenan Box Office at (910) Take Back the Night March and Rally 962-3500 or www.uncw.edu/arts. October 7th, 7 p.m. Downtown Wilmington Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story Free September 23rd-October 3rd Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m., and Sunday, 3 p.m. matinee Thalian Hall $25 with senior, student and group discounts available The bespectacled, curly-headed rock pioneer was the inspiration behind Don McLean’s rock ballad “American Pie.” But before this 1971 hit, Buddy Holly was a slice of rock ‘n’ roll history all on his own. Attributed as a pioneer of rock ‘n’ roll, Holly left a major dent in the music industry despite only seeing success for a year-and-ahalf before his untimely death.

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SING AND DANCE! (above) Contra Tiempo are UNCW’s artists-in-residence for two weeks this fall. Don’t miss their saucy performance on October 2nd at Kenan Auditorium. (left) Buddy Holly left an indelible mark on American rock ‘n’ roll, and Thalian Association will be paying him homage in their fall producton, “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.”

In an effort to raise awareness about domestic violence, the 21st annual Take Back the Night March and Rally will take place along the streets of downtown Wilmington, beginning at the Alton Lennon Federal Building on Water Street. Supporting the theme “Break the Silence, End Domestic Violence!” participants

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Your alternative voice in Wilmington, North Carolina

September 8, 2010  

Your alternative voice in Wilmington, North Carolina

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