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On Dec. 4, 2017, TO YOUR HEALTH BAKERY opened its permanent location in Winston-Salem, located at 1263 Creekshire Way... “All of these people showed up,” Kalliope said. “Seventy-five percent of them have severe allergies and a story. I can’t tell you how many people come in and say ‘we are so grateful.’” 10 ROBIN WHITE STAR, the founder of Winston-Salem’s Flower Eagle Medicine Lodge, wants to introduce you to the love of your life before you actually meet that person. 11 Hot on the heels of its successful screening of The Fabulous Allan Carr last month, Winston-Salem’s International LGBT Film Festival “OUT AT THE MOVIES” is back on point for its next event. 12 AL STEWART thinks writing songs is pretty easy. “It’s not rocket science,” he said in his quiet, self-deprecating British way. I spoke with Stewart last week by phone from his home in Los Angeles. If you were near a radio in the ‘70s, you’ll know Stewart’s literate and mellow style of folk-pop from his 1976 hit “Year of the Cat.”
As January is traditionally co-opted by the plethora of year-end Oscar nominees finally stretching their commercial wings, it often feels that the new movie year doesn’t truly begin in earnest until February. So with February now upon us, it’s time to offer a sneak peek at WHAT LIES AHEAD over the course of the next three months... 23 On Jan. 24 at Greensboro College a married couple unveiled their shared art exhibition that will be on display until Feb. 23. Though their ARTISTIC perspectives differ, they find that their message complements each other... 24 On Feb. 17, TRAILER PARK ORCHESTRA will headline a fundraising concert to benefit Triad Health Project at the Somewhere Else Tavern, located at 5713 W. Friendly Ave. The band will also be celebrating frontman Louis Money’s 46th birthday. 25 Last year I angered a lot of my friends when I criticized politicians and the media for misstating and miscommunicating the nature of the so-called OPIOID epidemic. First, there was the tendency to lump legal analgesics with heroin when citing statistics.
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THURSDAY THUR 8 GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS WHAT: A play of many awards, including 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winner and 1984 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Best American Play Winner! A dynamic look into the ruthless world of real estate, Glengarry Glen Ross follows a group of small-time, cutthroat Chicago real estate salesmen as they vie for leads to sell undesirable resort property to unwitting customers. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Stephen D. Hyers Theatre, Greensboro Cultural Center. 200 N. Davie St. Greensboro. MORE: $18-20 tickets.
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FRI 8 GEORGIA RODGERS FARMER AND KELLY SMITH WHAT: The week of Valentines we have multiple Jazz performances for you and your special someone to enjoy! Our guest artists include Georgia Rodgers Farmer and Kelly Smith with the Likewise Trio. Take advantage of our All About Love Package, too! WHEN: 6:30 p.m. WHERE: O’Henry Hotel. 624 Green Valley Rd., Greensboro. MORE: Free entry.
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WHAT: Ready to laugh until your sides ache? Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off follows an ambitious director and his troupe of mediocre actors as they rehearse a play called Nothings On. Shenanigans abound - both onstage and backstage as slamming doors, romantic entanglements, and an ever-moving plate of sardines figure into the plot of this Tony Award winning comedy. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: The Arts Council Theater. 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem. MORE: $27.50 tickets.
MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE WHAT: Marvel fans, assemble for this live, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands in this all-new, spectacular arena stunt show. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Greensboro Coliseum Complex. 1921 W. Gate City Blvd, Greensboro. MORE: $20+ tickets.
WHAT: Treat the special person in your life to our Valentines Dinner & Dance with our fine wines and gourmet, four-course dinner. Entertainment will be performed by RadioJacks. Reception will begin at 6pm, followed by dinner at 7pm. Reservations required. Accommodations are with the Holiday Inn Express & Suites at Vineyard Crossing. WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Childress Vineyards. 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, Lexington. MORE: $135-$370 tickets.
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Winston-Salem native and resident Caleb Caudle will drop his new album on Feb. 23. Its release is apart of the Crossroads @ SECCA series. His new album is called Crushed Coins and is described in the press release as a “dark and dreamy narrative about following the light at the end of the tunnel.” Caudle said his inspiration for this album was “a heavy year” full of loss in 2017. “So I guess I used the songs to you know, try to alleviate some of that pain,” Caudle said. “So it was mostly just like trying to look towards the small things in life that make you feel good about everything, and not take those for granted.” In the press release, Caudle said his musical inspiration for Crushed Coins was “soul, blues and jazz, specifically Miles Davis’ In A Silent Way.” Caudles’s range is anywhere in between punk and country. According to the press release, Caudle started out on the punk rock circuit in Winston-Salem when he was 15 years old. Now, as a country musician, he said the two genres are not so different. “But punk rock and country music, they’re not far off from one another in
that they’re very simple kind of songwriting,” he said. “And you’re kind of just singing directly about whatever is happening to you. So, I think there is a lot more similarities between the two than maybe on the surface.” He described Winston-Salem as having a “steady music scene” despite losing one of its most beloved music venues. Caudle said he “grew up” at The Garage and was sad to see it go. “That was like pretty much like my home venue for the longest time,” he said. However, he expressed that he was excited about the new Ramkat music venue opening. “I can’t wait for it to open,” he said. “They’re gonna be bringing some people in that I’m super excited to see.” Caudle said there would be food trucks and records for sale at SECCA. He said his full band would be playing with openers as well. According to the Facebook event page, the doors open at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Advanced general admission tickets are $15 and $25 for VIP tickets. The cost the day-of increases $3 on both general admission and VIP. For more information, visit the SECCA website, www.secca.org. !
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To Your Health Bakery provides allergy-sensitive baked goods to Winston-Salem
hen Panteleimon Simeonides sits down at the dinner table, his mother crosses her fingers. From the moment the fork hits his lips, she sets a mental timer for 15 Jennifer Zeleski minutes. If his body is going to react to an allergen, she knows Contributor his symptoms will begin much sooner than that, but it has become her baseline over the years. If Panteleimon’s body reacts, his symptoms start with coughing or the inability to swallow. By the time Kalliope Simeonides, Panteleimon’s mother uncrosses her fingers, her son’s face could already be turning blue. She will then have to administer an epinephrine auto-injector and prepare to get him to the nearest hospital immediately. “I can’t tell you how scary it is,” Kalliope said. “[When he was born] we didn’t know what was going on, he couldn’t keep formula or any food down.” The Simeonides family have spent the last 12 years dealing with his reality; doing their best to keep the youngest member of the family safe and healthy. They carry medication with them at all times in hopes that they will not encounter something that could cause a potentially fatal reaction. Panteleimon was born with anaphylaxis, defined by Mayo Clinic as a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction, not only to common allergens such as dairy, wheat, and eggs, but also specific chemicals, meat products, nuts and most fruits and vegetables. He was just 3 years old when got the diagnosis. Anna Simeonides, Panteleimon’s older sister, became his unofficial personal chef. She was 9 years old at the time, and the task was much more challenging than making baby food or trying out new recipes. “When my brother was born, there were no cookbooks for allergy-free diets out there,” Anna said. “At the time, people hardly knew what Celiac’s Disease was. We had no idea what we were doing.” Anna had to deal with the trial and error
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Left: Chef Anna and Kalliope Simeonides in front of To Your Health Bakery of trying to get meals to turn out properly with the added responsibility of avoiding common ingredients and being limited to only organic products. But she didn’t let the lack of tangible information stop her. “I’ve probably read every gluten-free book and blog on the internet,” she said. As an older sister, Kalliope believes Anna is like a second-mom to Panteleimon and has played a significant role in his health. But while her brother was fighting through symptoms, reactions and doctors visits, Anna’s culinary journey began forming behind the scenes. Three of the most common food allergens according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration are dairy, eggs and wheat. These are also three ingredients commonly found in most baked goods, which could mean for many like Panteleimon, a life with no dessert. Anna was surely not going to let that be the case for her brother, and ultimately for those who endure a life with specific eating regimens, some known more commonly as elimination diets or allergen-
free diets. Vegan, vegetarian and paleo diets also fall into a similar category. “I had this really deeply-rooted passion for cooking that I didn’t even realize,” Anna said. After going through a culinary program in high school and continuing to cook for her brother through her teenage years, Anna let that same passion follow her to High Point University, where she found her place in an on-campus kitchen rather than the classroom. Before finding her way back into a kitchen, an idea had sparked for her to bring her passion to the community of HPU. She decided to sit down with Nido Qubein, the president of the university, to ask if she could start Panther Pastries, a business proposal for a small baked-goods stand that would operate one day a week at one of the on-campus kiosks. “She came to him with this binder of awards, licenses and approved liabilities,” Kalliope said. “She had already done all of this work.” Due to a contract conflict with the
school, Qubein couldn’t let Anna sell her products. But he wasn’t going to give up that easily, and offered to get her connected with people who believed could make a similar version of this idea come to life. Great Day Bakery, located in the Wanek Center at HPU, had a place for her as an Aramark employee, where she could have the freedom to bake and develop her personal Panther Pastries platform. “They contracted me as a baker, and I featured my own desserts,” Anna said. “I could go in, make whatever I wanted.” When the school year ended, Anna realized she had a decision to make. Although she loved HPU and established Panther Pastries, she felt a calling to pursue the culinary pathway outside of higher education. She discussed her plan with her parents, who encouraged her to do what she felt was right, even if it meant not continuing college for the time being. With her mindset and even more determination, To Your Health Bakery was born. But taking the road less traveled came with a catch: Anna’s parents wanted her to gain more experience beyond her comfort zone, to ensure that this was truly what she wanted to do. “That summer I worked in two restaurants with a crazy schedule,” Anna said. “I would work from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. every single day except Sunday, and then I did the farmer’s market on top of it.” Not only was she gaining culinary experience in two other kitchens, but she was also operating To Your Health Bakery out of her family’s own. She would bake regular and gluten-free bread, allergyfree cakes, muffins and cookies. All of the products, often combined with vegan and paleo items, were transported to a local farmer’s market where Anna would sell them for profit. “After I got into the swing of things and decided that this was what I really wanted to do,” Anna said. “I just never went back.” High Point University would just have to wait. After two years of business at local farmers markets, Kalliope and Anna agreed that it was time to open a permanent location. Her mom had become her sidekick for the business, and they realized they had outgrown their home kitchen. Initially, they considered moving
to a commercial location, but that would require having to clean everything beforehand and eliminate the potential of crosscontamination. They would also have to have some allergen-free equipment. “At that point, we just thought it would be best to have our own store,” Anna said. “We never thought we’d take the leap.” On Dec. 4, 2017, To Your Health Bakery opened its permanent location in Winston-Salem, located at 1263 Creekshire Way. The door itself reads, “No corn syrup, no preservatives, no additives. Food as it should be.” “All of these people showed up,” Kalliope said. “Seventy-five percent of them have severe allergies and a story. I can’t tell you how many people come in and say ‘we are so grateful.’” They quickly transitioned from being under a pop-up tent to an ample space with mosaic-tiled walls, pastry cases and a large menu. Their items expanded from cakes, cookies, bread and doughnuts to include fresh smoothies, gluten-free veggie lasagna and homemade salads. “Everything we source that comes in WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
here has one ingredient. So if I’m buying pecans, it’s just pecans,” Kalliope said. “And now we bake fresh every single day because we can’t keep things on the shelf.” For Anna, opening the shop was more than she could have ever hoped for. “It is so gratifying to have people come in,” she said. “We have had people cry walking into our shop. Some for themselves, others for their children because this was the first time their child had a dessert.” Some of their bestsellers are Anna’s recipes that she has refined over the last few years, while others are inspired by her family’s Greek heritage or her accumulation of culinary recipes. “I love perfecting things in gluten-free form, so my biggest challenge was cinnamon buns,” she said. It took her three years to get the recipe to a place where she thinks it works best.
“When people come in and say ‘Oh my gosh! I haven’t had a cinnamon bun in 10 years,’ that makes my heart explode,” she said. “This is why we’re here.” Beyond the baked goods, Anna wants to create a community for those like Panteleimon, who Kalliope refers to as “canaries in a coal mine world,” which is a growing population of people who may be allergic, sensitive or intolerant to ingredients in all types of food. The Simeonides’s goal is that an entire family can come by to pick up the products they want and everyone can be satisfied, whether they have infinite allergies or none at all. “Food is a binding agent. If [as a family] you’re having to make several stops, it takes the joy out of it,” Anna said. “I’m never happier than when I see parents, kids and everyone eating their regular items and their vegan or gluten-free things, and just enjoying it all. When this is your life, and you live it, you know.” She has high hopes for hosting educational seminars in the space as well, which could help other families and individuals who may have gone through similar hardships. “We have learned so much about all of these things through family members and ourselves, it would be a shame not to share this information,” Anna said. “Especially seminars about gut health, Crohn’s Disease and allergies. I just want to share that with others.” Her mother agrees, especially after citing herself as “one of the most protective moms in the universe.” “You think you’re suffering alone. Our hearts break for people,” Kalliope said. “And so many people are suffering for so many reasons.” The bakery also prides itself on specializing in custom orders that can accommodate to any dietary restrictions. “We have suggestions for people, and we’ll educate them, so they know what we think about a product,” Kalliope said. “No matter what it is, we’ll try to work around it.” For those who might still be concerned about the precautions Kalliope and Anna go through each day, their promise is more than just a statement. All of the
ingredients have individual containers with separation and distance from others, including separate mixers, baking sheets, and countertops for allergen-free items. “We realize how important it is because it happens in our home,” Kalliope said. “It’s so imperative that we wash everything down because we know, first hand, what can happen to the poor soul that’s going to eat something they can’t have.” The only promise they cannot make is that they’re a nut-free facility due to the high volume of customers who follow a paleo regimen and rely heavily on a variety of nuts for protein. “We always have a paleo item,” Kalliope said. “The one thing we can say is that we’re a peanut- free facility. We do not bring peanuts in here.” As for Panteleimon, Kalliope believes that through their faith and emphasis on providing safe food and a safe environment, he’s on the right track. “Here we are nine years later after the diagnosis, and due to elimination diets, no cross-contamination and by the grace of God, he’s healthy,” she said. “He’s been a gift.” Through practice, exposure and determination, Anna has culminated 12 years of cooking, baking and recipe testing experience, and can now add being a business owner at 21 years old to her resume. Kalliope gives partial credit to the time Anna spent at High Point University for getting her to this point. “This is all, in a way, because of Dr. Nido Qubien,” she said. “At High Point they truly want you to succeed, and he saw potential in her.” To Your Health bakery will soon turn six months old, but until then Anna and Kalliope want to ensure that customers know it is a safe place to visit to get your sweet tooth fix, and they understand being concerned because of their own experiences. “Are we human? Yes,” Kalliope said. “But the running joke is that we have sandpaper for hands because of the amount of washing we do, and we have to do it.” Also, good luck telling the difference between their regular, gluten-free or allergyfree products. Even if someone has no allergies whatsoever, they challenge you to put their products to the taste test. “Our tagline is always, we want you to tell us,” Anna said. “Your taste buds are going to tell the truth of whether or not you can tell the difference.” ! JENN ZELESKI is a student contributor to YES! Weekly. She is originally from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Communications at High Point University.
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Robin White Star on ‘soul calling’ one’s life partner
obin White Star, the founder of Winston-Salem’s Flower Eagle Medicine Lodge, wants to introduce you to the love of your life before you actually Ian McDowell meet that person. On Valentine’s Day, Contributing White Star will appear at Scuppernong columnist Books in Greensboro at 7 p.m. She will explain what she describes as a Native American Ceremony that people can use to call their future partner into their life for “an authentic, loving relationship” and will sign copies of her book, Calling From The Heart: An Invitation To Your Soul Companion. She said she intends to share her story of how, under the guidance of the man she called “Cherokee Elder Will Rockingbear,”
she used the “Soul Calling Ceremony” to bring her husband, Subash Shah into her life. She will also describe how she has used this technique over the past 17 years to help many others find their life partners. In a recent Skype interview, I asked White Star to explain the Calling Ceremony. She described it as a shamanic ritual “where you work with magnetizing a beloved or Soul Companion to come into your life.” She explained that there’s a good deal of mental preparation and commitment that goes into it. “You want to be clear about who you perceive yourself to be and who you want to be in a relationship with and what kind of relationship you want to be in.” This mental preparation then culminates in a ceremony “where the person sits with a fire and the shaman and then, through those shamanic techniques, actually pulls the person that fits all those parameters to sit energetically on the other side of the fire.” She explained that, by “energetically,” she means that one first meets one’s partner as energy before meeting them
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physically. “So when you meet physically, you already know each other. You’ve been introduced. You’ve been introduced and have already made some reciprocal commitments to one another.” She said when she met her husband, she had been single for almost 20 years. “And then I did this Calling Ceremony with Rockingbear in January of 2000 and met Subash after Thanksgiving of that year.” She said that it happened online, and shouldn’t have happened at all, as she lived in Asheville and Subash lived in Winston-Salem. Both had restricted their search parameters to their respective communities. “What’s kind of fun,” she said, “ is that I was getting rather impatient and during a pipe ceremony where you send your prayers up to Great Spirit, I said, Spirit, I wish he would hurry up!” That, she said, was the beginning of November. “And then on Thanksgiving day, I looked online before going over to friends for lunch.” She explained that Subash was searching within his own area code, but that her profile had somehow briefly popped up on his screen. It then disappeared, but Subash looked up the Asheville area code and found her profile.
She said that the way she first met her mentor Rockingbear, whose teachings brought her to North Carolina from Texas, was just as mystical. “I had begun to incorporate Native teachings, drumming for people to dream, in courses I was teaching at the Jung Center in Houston.” During drum sessions, “mountains started coming to me.” She explained that visions of mountains “would show up in my inner eye space and say come live with us!” She didn’t know where the mountains in her vision were. “I also didn’t know at that point I could just ask them.” But then one day she saw The Last of Mohicans, shot in Western North Carolina, and recognized the mountains from her vision. She moved from Texas to the Hendersonville area at the end of 1995. Shortly after that, she met Will Rockingbear. “I went to an open house at his lodge,” she said. When he announced that he had openings in some of his circles, she knew right away that she wanted to study with him, as “I’d been calling from my heart for Native teaching.” This, she said, began her 17-year apprenticeship with Rockingbear. Now in her 60s, White Star has been lecturing and teaching since the age of 17 when she was in training with the Inner Peace Movement. That lifelong training, she said, has helped her in her quest to share what she learned about calling a “Soul Companion” from Rockingbear. She urged interested singles to “embark on this journey,” adding “it’s dangerous work – you could end up happy!” ! IAN MCDOWELL is the author of two published novels, numerous anthologized short stories, and a whole lot of nonfiction and journalism, some of which he’s proud of and none of which he’s ashamed of.
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Rebels on Pointe screening for OUT at the movies Hot on the heels of its successful screening of The Fabulous Allan Carr last month, WinstonSalem’s International LGBT Film Festival “OUT at the Movies” is back on point for its next event. The Mark Burger screening of Bobbi Jo Hart’s buoyant, bubContributing bly, award-winning documentary Rebels columnist on Pointe, takes place Sunday at the ACE Exhibition Complex, on the main campus of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking in Winston-Salem. Rebels on Pointe is the first film to shine a spotlight on the internationally acclaimed Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the all-male, drag ballet troupe founded over 40 years ago in New York City in light of the Stonewall riots. Since then, the “Trocks” have amassed a worldwide cult following, earning new fans wherever they perform. The film offers an intimate, behind-thescenes look at the history of the troupe, as seen through the eyes and told through the stories by its members, as well as showstopping dance performances shot in North America, Europe and Japan. In their own unique way, the Trocks are cultural ambassadors and social revolutionaries – who happen to wear tutus. The film has scored on the festival circuit, winning the Audience Choice award at the 2017 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Best Feature Documentary at both the 2017 San Luis Obispo and MiFo Miami festivals, and Best Canadian Feature at the 2017 InsideOut LGBT Film Festival Toronto. Get Real stated that Rebels on Pointe has “real heart and soul,” the Montreal Gazette called it “an affectionate tribute to a dance company that dares to defy convention,” POV Magazine hailed the film as “laughout-loud funny! An inclusive doc portrait … the dancers of Rebels on Pointe are good company for any audience,” and Inside Out added: “Hart’s engaging documentary brings out the humor in the Trocks, an essential part of the troupe’s ethos. And she does that while balancing it with the seriousness that comes with ballet.” According to Rex Welton, the co-founder and director of the OUT at the Movies festival and screening series, “we had wanted to include Rebels on Pointe as part of our 2017 festival, but the ballet WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
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company was touring overseas, and we preferred to screen the film when some of the Trocks could join us in Winston-Salem for a Q&A and reception. They are stopping in Winston-Salem after a performance at Davidson College.” Welton also enlisted one of the area’s foremost authorities on dance to moderate the post-screening Q&A session: Susan Jaffe, dean of the UNCSA School of Dance “We’re very excited she’ll be moderating!” Welton noted. She’ll be joined by members of the troupe and Liz Harler, general manager of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. Following this, there will be a special reception to welcome the Trocks at Vintage Sofa Bar (located at 1001 Burke St.) in Winston-Salem. This year marks the 15th year of the OUT at the Movies screening series, and “the series has been doing really well,” Welton said. “We had over 250 people attend our screening of Hard Surfaces and had an enthusiastic audience for The Fabulous Allan Carr. BB&T, the presenting sponsor of our festival for the last three years, just
stepped up to the plate to become the presenting sponsor of our series as well. We are thrilled with this partnership!” The fifth annual OUT at the Movies International LGBT Film Fest is also set for Oct. 4 to 7, and they’ve already begun receiving submissions. Sponsorships are available beginning at $100, and festival passes are available for $75. You can learn all the details at www.outatthemovieswinston.org. ! See MARK BURGER’s reviews of current movies on Burgervideo.com. © 2018, Mark Burger.
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Rebels on Pointe will be screened 2 pm Sunday at the ACE Exhibition Complex on the main campus of UNCSA School of Filmmaking, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, followed by a Q&A moderated by School of Dance dean Susan Jaffe. Tickets are $8 (advance) and $10 (at the door). For advance tickets or more information, call 336.918.0902 or visit the official OUT at the Movies website: https:// outatthemovieswinston.org/. The official Rebels on Pointe website is: www.rebelsonpointe.com. FEBRUARY 7-13, 2018
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l Stewart thinks writing songs is pretty easy. “It’s not rocket science,” he said in his quiet, selfdeprecating British way. I spoke with Stewart last week by phone from his home in Los Angeles. If you were near a radio in
the ‘70s, you’ll know Stewart’s literate and mellow style of folk-pop from his 1976 hit “Year of the Cat.” Stewart plays High Point on Feb. 16. He’ll be playing his iconic Year of the Cat album in its entirety, with a full band, something fans have been asking him to do for years. “Year of the Cat” is, as several of Stewart’s songs, about a guy away from home who has an unexpected and slightly mysterious romantic encounter with a woman. There’s a vaguely North African, Sheltering Sky vibe to the song. There are
also references to classic movie actors Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorey. All of that might fit into what Stewart describes as his strategy of writing about what he likes. “I like history, and, obviously, I like music, I like words, I like books and I like movies,” Stewart said. “All I’ve done all my life is taken them in a pot and stirred.” Anyone searching for inspiration, or a subject, should just take a peek at the vastness of the world by looking at a map, says Stewart.
“If you want to write a song, all you do is open an atlas,” he said. “You’ll never run out of ideas.” That may be true for Stewart, who, at 72, has spent much of his life traveling the world and reading books. So, concocting a story about the Great Wall of China, or World War I, or the Maori, or the Fall of the Aztecs might seem as natural as writing about heartbreak and romance. Stewart has ranged pretty far with his material. He wrote a song about Kurt Vonnegut’s sci-fi novel The Sirens of Titan. He wrote a song about the Victorian-era nonsense poet and artist Edward Lear. He’s written about ancient explorers. He’s written about war. Of all those subjects that Stewart referenced as things he’s fond of that he’s written songs about, there was one big one he left off. That’s wine, something to which he’s devoted a considerable amount of time and money. “I basically took the 1980s off and studied wine,” he said. “I would read two of three hours a day, all of the classic literature on wine. I’d go to tastings.” The French government even gave Stewart the honorary title of master councilor of French wine. “It’s weird because I live in Los Angeles, but I know more people in the wine business than I do in the music business,” Stewart said. Stewart eventually channeled his oenophile knowledge into Down In the Cellar, an album from 2000 of songs about wine. Having come up through the folk scene in London in the ‘60s, Stewart hung out with the major figures of the British folk revival. Jimmy Page and members of Fairport Convention played on Stewart’s second album, Love Chronicles, from 1969. Stewart was friends with the members of the Incredible String Band. With his accomplished fingerpicking and breathy delivery, one can hear touches of Bert Jansch and Donovan on Stewart’s early records. His first appearance on record was accompanying the American folk singer Jackson C. Frank on Frank’s solo debut, which happened to be produced by Paul Simon, who was Stewart’s London flatmate briefly in the mid-60s. Stewart compares Frank, who died in 1999, and went largely under-appreciated during his lifetime, to the British folk singer Nick Drake, whose albums were rediscovered, in part, due to the popularity of a T.V. ad 25 years after his 1974 death. Stewart says he seems to remember nudging the famously shy Drake onto a stage. An artist like Stewart, who had hit singles and plenty of radio play, isn’t exactly in need of re-discovery, since “Year of the Cat” and hits like “Time Passages” can still be heard on the classic-rock radio. But WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
Stewart’s particular blend of word-dense, literate, sophisticated and vaguely worldweary mellow folk-pop seems to have found a new generation of deep-cut fans in the world of indie rock. There aren’t a ton of Al Stewart clones out there, but one can definitely hear a connection to Stewart’s approach in the nostalgic, poetic slouch of Dan Bejar, a member of the New Pornographers, and who performs and records under the name Destroyer. Many listeners have flagged the surprising stylistic link to Stewart in assessing Bejar’s work. Songwriters need, by necessity, to be mindful of lyrics, but Stewart is perhaps a little more word-centric than the average tunesmith. He studiously avoids repetition, goes out of his way to write about unusual subjects and avoids the well-worn subjects of simple romance, love wanted, love found, love lost. One can hear a kinship to John Lennon and particularly Bob Dylan. “Jack the Ripper and Hippocrates, they’re out to get me in the end,” sings Stewart on “Beleeka Doodle Day,” a nonsense-tinged song from his first record, 1967’s Bed-Sitter Images. And Stewart is not afraid to break out the high-dollar words that might send listeners running to the dictionary. On the song “Royal Courtship” from his 2005’s A Beach Full of Shells, Stewart opens with the line “I sent my majordomo to your amanuensis.” “I’m fairly obsessive about lyrics; obviously, it’s my job,” Stewart said. If his lyrics can be meticulous and erudite, Stewart has a very playful, punning, almost absurdist streak as well. And he’s a big fan of the compact, high-octane offthe-street songwriting of early rock and roll, particularly of Chuck Berry and Jerry Leiber. Stewart pinpoints 1955 as the year that something changed in music. “Pop music was just thrust into the vernacular,” he said. Given his attention to verbal detail and his love of books, I ask Stewart if he’s ever considered writing one of his one. “I started one, I just haven’t finished it,” he said. “One of the characters is a refrigerator, but he hates being a refrigerator because he’s always cold.” ! JOHN ADAMIAN lives in Winston-Salem, and his writing has appeared in Wired, The Believer, Relix, Arthur, Modern Farmer, the Hartford Courant and numerous other publications.
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Spring forward into film
BY MATT BRUNSON
s January is traditionally co-opted by the plethora of year-end Oscar nominees finally stretching their commercial wings, it often feels that the new movie year doesn’t truly begin in earnest until February. So with February now upon us, it’s time to offer a sneak peek at what lies ahead over the course of the next three months, during that stretch before Avengers: Infinity War kicks off the summer season on May 4. (As always, release dates are subject to change.) FEB. 9: Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone portray themselves in Clint Eastwood’s The 15:17 to Paris, based on the real-life incident in which three Americans prevent a terrorist attack on a French train ... In Fifty Shades Freed, the third and final chapter in the trilogy based on E.L. James’ novels, Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) discover that marriage hasn’t solved all their problems ... The live-action/CGI hybrid Peter
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Rabbit will pit Beatrix Potter’s rascally rabbit (voiced by James Corden) against a farmer (Domhnall Gleeson) who wants to rid the area of all bunnies. FEB. 16: The next Marvel offering is Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman as the Wakandan ruler who must face a grave threat to his African homeland ... Nick Park, the creator of Wallace & Gromit, is behind Early Man, an animated
yarn about warring cavemen (voiced by Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston) ... A 2017 release that fared well with BAFTA but not with Oscar, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool centers on the relationship between Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) and the younger Peter Turner (Jamie Bell) during the final decade of her life. FEB. 23: Ex Machina writer-director Alex Garland returns with Annihilation, a sci-fi thriller in which a biologist (Natalie Portman) enters the same forbidden zone that left her husband (Oscar Isaac) critically injured ... A couple (Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams) learns that the weekly evening of fun activities they organize for their friends has added a potentially deadly wrinkle in the actioncomedy Game Night. MARCH 2: A remake of the 1974 hit starring Charles Bronson, Death Wish finds Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) going after the punks who violently assaulted his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and daughter (Camila Morrone) ... Red Sparrow stars Jennifer Lawrence as a Russian ballerina who’s forced to become a secret agent. MARCH 9: Based on Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel and directed by Selma helmer Ava DuVernay, A Wrinkle in Time finds a young schoolgirl (Storm Reid) turning to three celestial beings (Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling) to help her locate her missing father (Chris Pine). MARCH 16: The seriocomedy Love, Simon tells the story of a gay teenager (Nick Robinson) who must decide whether or not to come out of the closet ... 7 Days in Entebbe centers on the 1976 incident in which Israeli commandos rescued Jewish citizens from the German and Palestinian terrorists who were holding them hostage at the Ugandan airport ... Those Lara Croft: Tomb Raider movies starring Angelina Jolie were fairly lousy, so here we go with the reboot Tomb Raider, this time with Oscar winner Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) cast as the courageous adventurer. MARCH 23: The latest animated excursion by Wes Anderson (Fantastic Mr. Fox), Isle of Dogs finds a young boy searching for his lost pet on an island populated exclusively by banished canines ... The sequel Pacific Rim Uprising casts Star Wars’ Finn, John Boyega, as the latest pilot to attempt to protect humankind from the monstrous Kaiju ... Gnomeo & Juliet leads James McAvoy and Emily Blunt again provide the voices of the garden ornaments in the animated sequel Sher-
lock Gnomes, with Johnny Depp coming on board to tackle the titular sleuth ... Unsane is a thriller about a disturbed young woman (The Crown’s Claire Foy) but is already better known as the movie that was filmed entirely by director Steven Soderbergh with an iPhone camera. MARCH 30: A loving wife (Taraji P. Henson) decides to take revenge on her cheating husband (Lyriq Bent) in Tyler Perry’s thriller Acrimony ... Steven Spielberg is behind the big-screen adaptation of Ready Player One, in which a teenage boy (Tye Sheridan) becomes a contestant in a popular virtual-reality game created by a dying billionaire (Bridge of Spies Oscar winner Mark Rylance). APRIL 6: Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz and Jon Cena star in Blockers, a comedy about three parents who try to prevent their daughters from carrying out their plan to all lose their virginity on prom night ... A Quiet Place stars Emily Blunt and real-life hubby John Krasinski as a couple who must keep themselves and their kids silent lest they be heard by the monsters who prowl around their property. APRIL 13: Already the subject of criticism by those claiming it wallows in stereotypes, white-washing and inaccuracies, Beirut is a political thriller in which a diplomat (Jon Hamm) works with a CIA agent (Rosamund Pike) to save his friend from Lebanese kidnappers. APRIL 20: Anna Faris plays Kurt Russell while Eugenio Derbez portrays Goldie Hawn in Overboard, a role-reversal remake of the 1987 comedy in which a case of amnesia upends the playing field between a one-percenter and a menial laborer ... In Rampage, a scientist (Dwayne Johnson) is horrified to discover that the gentle gorilla he has known all his life has become the test subject in an experiment that turns him into a vicious beast ... The members of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe are behind Super Troopers 2, a sequel to their 2001 feature about a bunch of mischievous cops ... From the director (Jason Reitman) and writer (Diablo Cody) of Juno comes Tully, starring Mackenzie Davis as the title nanny and Charlize Theron as the harried mother she assists ... God Particle was the former name for the Untitled Cloverfield Movie, with the third entry in the series centering on the astronauts stranded aboard an international space station. APRIL 27: A harmless game of “Truth or Dare” turns deadly for a group of college kids in the horror outing Truth or Dare. !
Triad Stage presents A Raisin in the Sun: Review VANDERVEEN PHOTOGRAPHERS
What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore-and then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust Katie Murawski and sugar over- like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a Editor heavy load. Or does it explode?” - Harlem, by Langston Hughes. Triad Stage Pyrle Theater presents “one of the greatest American play ever written,” Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. Directed by Tiffany Nicole Greene, A Raisin in the Sun is a glimpse of a struggling African-American family living in a cramped apartment on the South Side of Chicago, set in the early 1950s. When the matriarch, Lena Younger (played by Karen Vicks) receives a life insurance check for $10,000 from her deceased hard-working husband, she and her daughter-in-law Ruth Younger (Angela K. Thomas) dream of a nice house in a nice neighborhood for their expanding family. While the man of the house, Walter Lee Younger (Edward O’Blenis) Lena’s son and Ruth’s husband, schemes to invest in a liquor store, his sister and college student, Beneatha Younger (Anita Welch) has her heart set on being a doctor. According to the press release, this “searing drama” is about struggling to “achieve the American Dream in the face of racial tension and economic disenfranchisement.” I saw this wonderful production on Sunday evening. I thought it was the most endearing portrayal of a family I have ever seen. From the attention to detail of the elegant and captivating lighting, to the raw emotion and poise of the actors, this play cannot be missed. Especially during one of the most important times of the year: Black History Month. A Raisin in the Sun follows this truly timeless and relatable WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
American family as they pick themselves up by their bootstraps and move out. I felt that this play truly captured the spirit of the American Dream. It also sheds intense light on the unnecessary trials and injustices African-Americans faced in the early 1950s. The immersive and inclusive environment of the Pyrle Theatre truly picks you up by your seats and gently drops you into the Youngers’ small apartment, like it was yesterday. Something must be said about the spectacular lighting. The authentic costume and set design. Of course, most obviously, the aesthetic of a moving, breathing and living theatre. Whatever the actors emoted crashed over the audience like a giant wave; it was hard to not drown. In Greene’s director’s note, she outlined that Hansberry’s play remains timeless because “no play is past tense.” She wrote that the play does not take on the political and racial climate “by bringing us into the institutions and structures that oppress and deny.” Greene wrote that Hansberry focuses all her attention and energy on the home, which is a place the audience can understand, know and love. Devin Kessler is a senior drama student from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She said that it was her first time seeing the play and she loved it. “For me as a black woman, it showed all three different kinds of black women I could be,” she said. “In the media today, we get a one-sided, popular [image of] black women that is glorified.” Kessler said that is not all that black women are. They hold a very important and meaningful space in society and at home, and A Raisin in the Sun communicated that point eloquently. Be sure to catch this heart-warming family play that captures the true American spirit at The Pyrle Theatre until Feb. 18. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Triad Stage website at www. triadstage.org/performance/248/a-raisinin-the-sun. !
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[PLAYBILL] by Heather Dukes Triad Stage will be Presenting Our Town from Feb. 14 until March 4. According to the press release, for the citizens of Grover’s Corners, life is sweet. The doctor makes house calls, the teenage boy delivers the paper and the boy-next-door meets the girl-next-door. Set in an AllAmerican small town at the turn of the century, this 80th anniversary production of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a heartwarming and deeply moving reminder to appreciate life while one has it and to relish every moment – no matter how mundane it seems – for it is those small moments that are truly miraculous. This is a partnership production with UNCSA. The University of North Carolina Greensboro will be presenting Heathers: the Musical from Feb. 15 to 24 at the Taylor Theatre, located at 406 Tate St. According to the press release, this play is based on the 1980’s cult film that chronicles the senior year of Veronica, who hates the social hierarchy of high school. When she finally gets a taste of popularity, she learns that it comes at quite a
cost. Witness teen angst in its highest form, as Veronica puts the popular kids in their place – six feet under. Adult tickets are $18, students are $12 and seniors are $12. UNCG students and UNCG retirees are both $9. NC A&T will present Mend A City: The Movement at Paul Robeson Theatre Feb. 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. According to the press release, this play was written by Tabia Mawusi, Xulee and Phillip J. Lightfoot and directed by Vanecia J. According to the press release, “this explosive theatrical performance tells the story of protest, praise and power. Perfect for Black History Month, the production uses rhythm and prose to boldly catapult audiences into a world of racism, revolution, rebirth and renewal.” Tickets for adults cost $17. For senior citizens and non-A&T Students, the cost is $11. For children 12 and under, the cost is $6. And for A&T Students, admission is free with an Aggie One Card !
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[NEWS OF THE WEIRD] SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT
The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Switzerland has a new course of study for scholars to pursue: a bachelor’s or master’s in yodelChuck Shepherd ing. Beginning in the 2018-19 academic year, students will be able to major in the traditional form of singing, which was used by Swiss herdsmen to communicate with each other in the mountains. The BBC reported that prize-winning yodeler Nadja Rass will lead the courses, which will also include musical theory and history. “We have long dreamed of offering yodeling at the university,” gushed Michael Kaufmann, head of the school’s music department. [BBC, 1/30/18]
NAMES IN THE NEWS
Police in Logansport, Indiana, finally caught up with the thief who had been targeting churches in the area since Jan. 16: Christian J. Alter, 22, of Kewanna, was charged with breaking into five houses
of worship and stealing cash, according to the Logansport Pharos-Tribune. Alter was apprehended Jan. 23 just moments before the fifth burglary, at Rehoboth Christian Church, was discovered by police. He was being held in the Cass County Jail. [Pharos-Tribune, 1/24/2018]
THE CONTINUING CRISIS
Birds nesting near natural gas compressors have been found to suffer symptoms similar to PTSD in humans, according to researchers at the Florida Museum of Natural History, and noise pollution has been named the culprit. The Washington Post reported the team studied birds in the Rattlesnake Canyon Habitat Management Area in New Mexico, which is uninhabited by humans but does contain natural gas wells and compression stations that constantly emit a low-frequency hum. The steady noise was linked to abnormal levels of stress hormones, and the usually hardy western bluebirds in the area were found to be smaller and displayed bedraggled feathers. “The body is just starting to break down,” explained stress physiologist Christopher Lowry. [The Washington Post, 1/9/2018]
ARMED AND NAKED
In Texas, game wardens came across an arresting sight in Gregg County last November: an unnamed Upshur County man hunting in the nude along a state highway. The Houston Chronicle reported that the hunter, who is a well-known nudist and activist in the area, contested his arrest on charges including hunting without a license, but one look in court at the warden’s body cam footage undermined his case. The man then dropped his appeals and settled the citations. [Houston Chronicle, 11/22/2017]
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Vincente Rodrigues-Ortiz, 22, was arrested on Jan. 24 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the assault and murder of Andre Hawkins, 17, the day before. But when Rodrigues-Ortiz appeared in court on Jan. 25 for arraignment, he questioned the judge about his “other murder case.” WWMT TV reported that his query led prosecutors to interview and then swiftly charge him with the March 2017 homicide of Laurie Kay Lundeburg, and RodriguesOrtiz now awaits arraignment in that case as well. [WWMT TV, 1/25/2018]
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Kane Blake of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, has great things to say about his Springvalley home: “It’s a gorgeous neighborhood,” and his family loves most things about it. Nevertheless, the Blakes have listed their home for sale, with a sign out front reading: “Home for Sale by owner because neighbor is an —-hole.” Blake said a neighbor has been harassing his family for five years, including sending police and bylaws officers to the house for frivolous reasons and taking photos of Blake’s house. “My kids won’t even walk to school, they’re terrified,” he told the Kelowna Capital News, adding that he’s received several offers on his house. (Update: Kane has since removed the sign.) [Kelowna Capital News, 1/27/2018]
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Homeowners in Noosa, Queensland, Australia, were perplexed about why their toilet kept randomly flushing, so on Jan. 28, they looked into the flush mechanism embedded in the wall behind the toilet. Then they summoned Luke Huntley, a local snake catcher. Huntley found a 13-foot brown tree snake in the niche, according to the Daily Mail, resting on the flush mechanism. “Hopefully, he’s going to be able to come straight out,” Huntley said on a video of the capture, “but he’s a little grumpy.” [Daily Mail, 1/28/2018]
A landlord in Cardiff, Wales, was caught in a compromising position when he offered a special rent deal to an ITV Wales reporter with a hidden camera. The unnamed man posted an ad on Craigslist offering a 650-pound-per-month home with the option of a “reduced deposit/ rent arrangement” for “alternative payments.” When he met reporter Sian Thomas at a restaurant to discuss the property, he said, “I don’t know if you have heard of a sort of ‘friends with benefits’ sort of arrangement,” reported Metro News on Jan. 30. He went on to say that if a once-a-week sex arrangement could be struck, “then I wouldn’t be interested in any rent from you at all.” The ITV Wales report was part of an investigation into “sex for rent” arrangements, which apparently are not uncommon in Wales, judging from other advertisements. [Metro News, 1/30/2018]
GOVERNMENT IN ACTION
— Saugatuck, Michigan, attorney Michael Haddock’s dog, Ryder, probably gave the mail carrier a day off after receiving an unexpected letter on Jan. 27 from the State of Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency. According to WZZM TV, Haddock opened the envelope addressed to Ryder and found a letter saying that Ryder is eligible for $360 per week in unemployment benefits. “I knew he was clever,” Haddock said of Ryder, “but he surprised me this time.” The UIA admitted that its computer did send the notice to Ryder, but it was later flagged as suspicious, and the German shepherd won’t receive any benefits after all. [WZZM, 1/31/2018] — In New Hampshire, the state legislature is considering a bill that would hold owners of poultry responsible for the birds’ trespassing. According to the proposal, reported by the Associated Press, “anyone who knowingly, recklessly or negligently allows their domestic fowl to enter someone else’s property without permission” can be convicted if the birds damage crops or property. Rep. Michael Moffett, a Loudon Republican, told a committee on Jan. 30 that one man told him his neighbor was using chickens as a “form of harassment and provocation.” But Earl Tuson, a local vegetable farmer, opposed the bill, noting, “Everyone loves eating bacon until they move in next to the pig farm.” [Associated Press, 1/30/2018] !
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Monstercade welcomes ‘movie masochists’ for Dinner and a Bad Movie night
veryone enjoys going to the movies, but not everyone enjoys the movie. At a bar in Winston-Salem, bad movies are redeemed and celebrated. The intention is to bring people together to escape their day-to-day and collectively enjoy a horrible and poorly produced film. “Ever since I was a child I was Katie Murawski obsessed with these bad VHS covers,” said the owner of Monstercade Carlos Bocanegra. Editor When he grew up in the ‘80s, he said it was “an amazing thing” to go to a video store and browse the movie covers. His motto was simply “the worse cover that they had, the better it was for me.” “I was obsessed with finding terrible cover or terrible synopsis for movies that would either scare me or kind of interest me when I was a little kid.” Bocanegra hopes to recreate this feeling with a little something called, Dinner and a Bad Movie, held every Tuesday at his bar located at 204 W. Acadia Ave. After accruing a large collection of these bad movies, the long-time Winston-Salem native decided to put them to good use. He started a movie club called Cinenema (aptly named for “shitty movies”) in 2011. For three years, he said he went around and showed off all the most terrible films he had collected over the years. “We tried different formats for showing bad films,” he said. “I think [Dinner and a Bad Movie] is a very specialized-type thing.” He said that people who think they have seen “shitty films, really have not seen the depths of dumpster diving that you could actually go to with these films.” With coordination from the beer garden behind Monstercade, Bocanegra said food trucks often come and whoever is there will be serving dinner for moviegoers that come to the bar. Recently, the Bahtmobile was at the bar and the bad movie shown was called For Your Height Only by Eddie Nicart. The night is co-hosted by Bocanegra’s “right-hand” Rachel Roberts. Roberts said she started co-hosting the movie night because of her “wild obsession” with Tommy Wiseau’s The Room. Roberts said Monstercade is not your typical bar. “Not at all. We show shit-ass movies that are fantastic.” She said Bocanegra has “unlimited knowledge of shitty movies,” and she has an unlimited appreciation for said movies. This makes the pair perfect to host such a night. Roberts said she enjoys this movie night because she likes having a “community of nerds.” She said in Winston, it’s nice to have “a place where you can talk shit and geek out” about movies. “It’s legitimately really nice to be able to cut loose in the middle of the week and say some dumb shit in front of people,” she said. “And like, everyone’s on board.” Roberts said people who come out to dinner and a bad
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movie end up building a community through it. “Especially because it’s such a small space,” she said. “You just can’t help but build community through it.” Bocanegra said he hopes that this movie night will expose the mainstream to appreciate bad movies. He also hopes people can find their own personal bad movie, inside joke and bond at the Monstercade for Dinner and a Bad Movie. I recently attended the screening of No Holds Barred, directed by Thomas J. Wright with dinner served by J&J’s Chicken across the street. Roberts introduced the film by disclosing that the script was allegedly rewritten by Hulk Hogan (aka Terry Bollea) and Vince McMahon in three days after a nonstop cocaine bender. Hogan played Rip ‘Em Rip, the nice-guy wrestler that is the “hero” of the movie. I have to say, brother, it was probably the most awful and problematic movies I have ever seen. Did I laugh my ass off? You damn right I did. Bocanegra said he welcomes “movie masochists” and lovers of camp and kitsch from far and wide to come out and expose themselves to some truly garbage films. The next Dinner and a Bad Movie night to catch is Roberts’s solo venture (because Bocanegra will be out of town) as host for the more mainstream bad movie, Mars
Rachel Roberts, co-host of Dinner and A Bad Movie Attacks! with dinner by Slappy’s Chicken on Feb. 13, right in time for Valentine’s Day. Every Tuesday following will be designated Dinner and a Bad Movie night. Check out the Monstercade’s social media(@monstercadebar) to be notified of the dinner choices and movie picks for the future. ! KATIE MURAWSKI is the editor of YES! Weekly. She is from Mooresville, North Carolina and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in film studies from Appalachian State University in 2017.
Greensboro College hosts collaborative art show by a married couple BY HEATHER DUKES On Jan. 24 at Greensboro College, a married couple unveiled their shared art exhibition that will be on display until Feb. 23. Though their artistic perspectives differ, they find that their message complements each other through their artwork. Their collaborative exhibition is titled Vision and Intuition and offers pieces from Erik Ström and his wife, Charlotte Chipman Ström. The Ströms may differ in their style, but both share “elements of abstraction and design,” according to the press release. Erik wrote in a joint email with Charlotte that his work is a combination of modern illustration and classical fine art qualities. “My visual style has developed with my exploration of pattern within composition, in relation to the narrative of the painting.” While Charlotte’s style is influenced primarily by motion. “Observation of action and reaction, exploration of cause and effect, both on and off the canvas, cause me to revere and to respect the ever-changing aspects of livelihood,” Charlotte wrote in the joint statement. “These images occur as I propel myself forward.” The Ströms has their work on display at the Anne Rudd Galyon Gallery and the Irene Culls Gallery, which overlooks the student studios. The public can expect to see their separate artwork such as “Serene Exhilaration,” an Acrylic painting on canvas and “Joan of Arc” acrylic on canvas. “The Three of Us,” a collaborative acrylic on canvas painting by Charlotte and Erik can also be seen at the exhibition. The Ströms told me in an email that the name of the exhibition, “Vision and Intuition,” are terms for how they create and how the artwork expresses their ideas to the viewer. The couple’s art is a combination of those two ideas. Their paintings develop either by having a structured idea (or a vision) and allowing for abstraction (the intuition) to develop and either play against or within that idea or to start from a place of complete openness and allow for spontaneous interpretation (intuition) to evolve into a final statement (vision). The couple wrote that Greensboro WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
College presented them with a “great opportunity” to showcase their work, both old and new. “We’re mixing brand new pieces never shown before with other work that spans a roughly 10 year period,” the couple wrote. “We wanted people to see how past work connects to current work. We’ve evolved as artists. We’ve been learning, and we’re still searching. It’s nice to be able to look at an exhibition of our artwork and see the different pathways that have taken us to new breakthroughs.” The couple wrote that the exhibition shows their growth as artists. “We chose pieces that represent different stylistic approaches but fit together as a cohesive body of work. “ After noticing that there was no consistency in both of their styles, I asked how the artists thought their styles either differed or matched. They wrote that their different styles complement each other. “We have a history together, and we even come from the same tradition of representational art academia,” they wrote. “We finished school and had explored the more technical side of art. We were also witnessing each other’s personal stylistic growth as artists over the years. So, even though we may come at ideas from different perspectives we understand each other’s worlds very well.” The couple thinks their differences make collaborating “exciting, challenging and rewarding.” The couple believes that showcasing their collaboration helps them learn to communicate better with themselves and others “It allows us to see things in new ways and then apply those lessons to our solo work or even to other new collaborations,” the couple wrote. “So there is a wide stylistic spectrum throughout our independent artwork, but it fits together very naturally. Much of that has come from collaborating.” The gallery is located at 815 W. Market St. and the exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Friday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, visit the Greensboro College website, www. greensboro.edu. !
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Trailer Park Orchestra host, headline benefit show for Triad Health Project On Feb. 17, Trailer Park Orchestra will host a fundraising concert to benefit Triad Health Project at the Somewhere Else Tavern, located at 5713 W. Friendly Ave. The band will also be celebrating frontman Katie Murawski Louis Money’s 46th birthday. Money said he has Editor been playing in various bands at the benefit for the majority of the time it has been going on. However, it has not been an “every-year event.” “Like last year, we got off from like a real big show, so we couldn’t do it,” Money said. “For most years, we have been doing a Triad Health Project benefit show at The Somewhere Else Tavern, for the better part of like, 15 years now. At least 10 out of the 15 years we have been doing it.”
Money said since he’s been apart of the benefit, there has been anywhere from $200-$1,000 raised for Triad Health Project each year it has been going on. Money said he hopes people who come will be willing to donate to this organization.
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“I’ll be running around with buckets, we’ll have the raffle going,” Money said. “We’ll see what we can do.” According to the Triad Health Project website, the organization “works to advance the well-being of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, many of whom are underserved and marginalized.” The organization is dedicated to fighting the spread of HIV through preventative health education. Money said all the funds that are raised at the end of the night (well, more specifically the day after the show) go directly to the organization. “I literally wake up the next morning after my hangover subsides, and I drive over to Triad Health Project and hand them a wad of cash. Usually dirty $1 bills.” Joining Trailer Park Orchestra on stage are three other bands. Sandra Flowers, TPO’s manager and the benefit’s booking manager, wrote me in a message on Facebook that the other bands are those who have been connected with Money “over his many years in the music scene.” At 7 p.m. Flowers wrote that Rockin Rob (Rob Vickery) will play his solo acoustic act. At 8 p.m., new, local and heavy metal band Despair The Plague will perform. At 9 p.m., Flowers wrote that “local aggressive, high energy” Southern rock band Angelic Steel will play. At 10 p.m., local “powerhouse rock” band Desired Redemption will take the stage and prepare the audience for the TPO at 11 p.m. Flowers described Trailer Park Orchestra as a “bad-ass hard Southern rock, punk band.” “This will give me time to do the show soberly,” Money said. “Then watch the midnight band and enjoy my birthday.” The night will close out with a perfor-
mance by “sultry, blues-rock” band, Devil’s Notebook. Flowers wrote that there will raffles for small prizes and and a raffle for a “big prize” at the end of the show. Money said the big prize is a one free night “staycation” in the King Studio Suite, compliments from the managers of the Hampton Inn and Suites on Gate City Boulevard, and is a $150 value. Money said the company he works for, Tailgators will also be donating a $50 gift card to the raffle. Other donors include Absolute Body Jewelry at both Hanes and Four Seasons Mall and Clemmons Florist that have also donated a gift card. Money said giveaways will be in between each band’s set. The big prize will be announced at the end of the night, so it gives people “initiate to stick around,” Money said. “It is real easy to get people to come out if it is your birthday show because it is your birthday show. But since we perform at 11, and nobody sticks around for the bands after, it is not fair.” Money said he hopes people come out to support “local, original music.” “They can do this by coming to this show and going to any show.” The benefit concert begins at 7 p.m., and there is a cover of $5 for the shows. For more information on TPO, follow the band on social media (their Facebook is @ TrailerParkOrchestra). For more information about Triad Health Project, visit www. triadhealthproject.com. ! KATIE MURAWSKI is the editor of YES! Weekly. She is from Mooresville, North Carolina and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in film studies from Appalachian State University in 2017.
Longworth at large: Stop blaming opioids Last year I angered a lot of my friends when I criticized politicians and the media for misstating and miscommunicating the nature of the so-called opioid epidemic. First, there was the tendency to Jim Longworth lump legal analgesics with heroin Contributor when citing statistics. Second, there was an overreaction by Governor Cooper and others in handing down restrictive regulations on the sale and use of legal opioid medicines on which many patients rely for much-needed pain relief. Now comes a third cause of concern: the blame game. Last week Forsyth County joined many other localities in deciding to sue the manufacturers of opioid medicines. Their reason? Opioid abuse has caused the County to spend nonbudgeted funds on emergency and social services, and the lawsuit seeks to recoup those costs. Translation? Companies who make pain pills are to blame for people abusing or misusing those pills. What’s next, blaming the pills themselves for being ingested? Actually, yes. A few days after the Forsyth County litigation was reported, a convicted killer in Ohio announced that pain pills led him to murder two people. That’s right; the man is appealing his death sentence because many years ago, after suffering a work-related injury, he took pain pills, which, years later, caused him to stab his wife and another man brutally. The absurdity of these kinds of blame puts me in mind of the NRA’s mantra about guns, which was eloquently restated by Elise Patkotak who, writing for the Alaska Dispatch in 2012, said, “drugs don’t kill people – people kill people (and themselves) by misusing the drugs. As with guns, drugs are morally neutral until used by a person in a specific manner that renders them, for that moment, good or bad.” That same year Dr. Steven Passik, a professor of psychiatry and anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University, came to a similar conclusion when he suggested that it is wrong to blame drugs for addiction. Speaking with the Center for Health Journal, Passik said, “This is the first mistake of opioidphobes.” So if prescription opioids are not inherently bad, then who or what is to blame WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
for addiction? Again, politicians point the finger at manufacturers and the doctors who prescribe their product. But that reasoning sets up a false narrative. Yes, it’s true that there have been unscrupulous companies who purposely flooded the market with pain pills for profit. In 1996, for example, Purdue Pharma introduced Oxycontin and assured physicians that the drugs weren’t addictive. Purdue lied and was later punished. And yes, there were doctors and pharmacists who created a cottage industry around the bulk sale of pain pills. But the Feds cracked down on that scam and today, according to Dr. Caleb Alexander, director of the Center for Drug Safety at Johns Hopkins, doctor shoppers make up less than one percent of all opioid users. So if manufacturers, doctors, pharmacists, and the pills themselves should not be blamed for the opioid “epidemic”, then who does that leave? The answer is the people who ingest the meds. But we must be careful not to assign blame to all people who take prescription opioids, only to those who abuse them, and that brings us back to the mischaracterization of the problem itself. According to the Institute of Medicine, 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain which, if left untreated, costs the U.S. $300 billion in lost production each year. By restricting access to prescription opioids, we are, therefore, punishing and prolonging the pain of innocent, lawabiding citizens. Yet those who seem to be criminalizing the use of legitimate medicines, do so by lumping them with illegal drugs. During his State of the Union address, President Trump told us there were 64,000 opioid deaths in 2016, then said “we must go after the drug dealers,” thus confusing the sale of street heroin with the legal dispensing of pain meds. Also, the figure he cited was the total number
of deaths attributed to drug overdoses, but, in truth, the CDC puts that number at closer to 42,000. Nevertheless, only 18,000 of those deaths were due to overdose of prescription opioids, and statistics show that most of those fatalities were the result of mixing other meds and substances with the pain pills. Say what you will, but there is no proof that family physicians are telling their patients to take pain meds while drinking alcohol and popping Valium and Xanax. It’s up to the patient to take prescription drugs as directed and use some common sense. I know that one shot of bourbon probably won’t hurt me. But I also know that five shots of bourbon and two beers can do some damage to my body, not to mention cause harm to others if I choose to drink and drive. Speaking of which, according to the CDC, nearly 80,000 people die each year from alcohol-induced deaths and another 10,000 at the hands of a drunk driver. Yet, there’s no outrage by politicians or a call to make whiskey illegal. And what about the 480,000 people who, between 2005 and 2009, died from tobacco smoking. Shouldn’t
the State legislature restrict all adults from buying cigarettes? There’s no doubt that prescription opioids can be addictive, and that’s why I applaud Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for leading the way in developing a new protocol for treating pain and is already meeting with great success and satisfaction by patients under their care. But, for now, it serves no purpose for politicians to compare Hydrocodone to heroin, misstate statistics, or restrict the proper use of prescription medicines that are designed to relieve pain. Such actions that limit access to meds can actually backfire, and lead people who suffer from addiction, to turn to heroin instead of seeking help. That’s why we shouldn’t be looking for people to blame; rather, we should focus our efforts on treating those who have abused opioids. Otherwise, we’ll just bring more pain to more people, and that’s the irony and danger of playing the blame game. ! JIM LONGWORTH is the host of “Triad Today,” airing on Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. on ABC45 (cable channel 7) and Sundays at 11 a.m. on WMYV (cable channel 15).
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Out of the blue, my boyfriend of two years broke up with me. Not long afterward, I saw pix on Facebook of him with some other girl. It’s been two months Amy Alkon since our breakup, and he wants to recAdvice oncile, so whatever Goddess he got into obviously tanked. We were planning on moving in together in the spring. (Maybe he got cold feet?) I still love him, but I’m worried. Did he just break up with me to be with this girl? How do I know this won’t happen again? — Fighting Uncertainty We crave certainty, and we get freaked out by uncertainty. If we weren’t like this, there would be no horror movies, because somebody would say, “Whoa...I hear this weird, unearthly growling in the basement,” and their friend would say, “Yeah, whatever” and keep playing chess, and the monster would cry itself to sleep off camera. Interestingly, there are some lessons for dealing with potential romantic horror from actual horror fare. Evolutionary researcher Mathias Clasen, author of “Why
Horror Seduces,” believes that one reason we appreciate horror movies is that they allow us to have an intense scary experience under safe circumstances — basically acting as a sort of mental training to help us protect ourselves in dire situations. For example, from a list of horror movie survival tips at the website Slasher Mania: “As a general rule, don’t solve puzzles that open portals to Hell.” Because horror movies are “evolutionarily novel” — meaning they didn’t exist in the ancestral environment that shaped the psychology still driving us today — our brains tend to respond to fictional slasher/zombie/demon stuff as if it were real. So, upon entering a tall building, I occasionally flash on a helpful life lesson I picked up from “The Shining”: If the elevator opens and a flood of blood comes out, take the stairs. Research by Clasen and his colleagues (presented at a 2017 academic conference I attended, but not yet published) appears to give preliminary support to his horror-movies-as-life-prep hypothesis. There is also published research showing benefits from what I’d call “preparative worrying.” For example, social psychologist Kate Sweeny found that law students who worried more about taking their bar exam felt much better about their results — whether they passed or tanked the thing — compared with those who didn’t fret or didn’t fret much.
Sweeny notes that findings from her research and others’ support two benefits of worry. Worry amps up motivation — spotlighting “the importance of taking action” to head off some undesirable outcome. Worry also leads people “to engage in proactive coping efforts” — providing an emotional airbag should things go badly. As for your situation, sadly, Apple and Amazon have been remiss in giving Siri and Alexa a crystal ball feature, so there’s no way to know for sure whether this guy would just end up bouncing again. But there is a helpful way to “worry” about a possible future with him, and it’s to do it like a scientist, estimating “probabilities” — what seems likely to happen based on prior experience and information. To do that, ask yourself some questions: Is he generally a person who feels an obligation to be careful with other people’s feelings? How in touch is he with his own? Is he easily bored and does he have a big lust for novelty and excitement (called being “high in sensation-seeking” by psychologists)? Next, factor in your own temperament — how emotionally fragile or resilient you are. Practically speaking, the question to ask yourself: “If he left again, how crushing would that be for me?” However, in answering that, it’s important to get specific about the actual worst-case scenario; for example: “I’d spend four months deforesting the Pacific Northwest by
binge-weeping into Kleenex.” This might be a price you’re willing to pay for a shot at being with the man you love, especially if you hate trees. Ultimately, as psychologist Gerd Gigerenzer, who studies decision-making, writes: “Understand that there is no certainty and no zero-risk, but only risks that are more or less acceptable.” If you conclude that you can accept the potential downsides of trying again with him, consider that his aborted jaunt off into Otherwomanland may have been a good thing. Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to point us in the right direction. Or, putting that another way, perhaps through your boyfriend’s going for what he thought he wanted, he figured out what he really wants. To avoid being resentful over this little detour of his, maybe use the experience as a reminder to appreciate what you have as long as you have it. As we’ve seen, there are no guarantees in life — not even that the government has safeguards on the missile strike warning system stronger than your grandma’s AOL password. (Hi, Hawaii — glad you’re still with us!) ! GOT A problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or e-mail AdviceAmy@aol.com (www.advicegoddess.com) © 2018 Amy Alkon Distributed by Creators.Com.
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[SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your strong work ethic is rewarded with the kind of challenging opportunity you love to tackle. Now, go ahead and celebrate with family and/or close friends. [SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A legal matter you thought had been finally resolved could require a second look. But don’t make any moves without consulting your lawyer. [CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Taking charge is what you like to do, and since you do it so well, expect to be asked to lead a special group. This could open an exciting new vista for you. [AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) An important matter might wind up being entrusted to you for handling. The responsibility is heavy, but you’ll have support from people able and eager to help. [PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A spouse or partner might make an important, even life-changing,
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[ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Stop being the woolgathering Lamb, and start turning that dream project into reality. You have the ideas, the drive and the charisma to persuade others to follow your lead. So do it. [TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You’ve scored some big successes. But remember that all hardworking Ferdinands and Ferdinandas need some time to restore their energies and refresh their spirits. [GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You’re gaining a stronger mental image of what you’re trying to achieve. Now look for the facts that will help get this to develop from a concept into a solid proposal. [CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Some of you eager-toplease Moon Children might want to delay some decisions until midweek, when you can again think more with your head than your heart. © 2018 by King Features Syndicate, Inc.
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