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The past week has brought some renovations and a revival to a local restaurant that some say, “started it all” in Greensboro. LIBERTY OAK RESTAURANT has been a Greensboro institution for decades and now it is once again family-owned. The new owners hope to return the icon to its former glory. 10 The University of North Carolina School of Drama announced that SCOTT ZIGLER has been selected to become the next dean. 11 In the kitchen of The Claddagh, MAYRA CROMER is whipping up something fresh and potentially profitable: her one-of-a-kind blueberry jam. She said this jam is not just for your biscuit because it is a popular and widely used condiment at the restaurant. 12 A tent revival is supposed to be boisterous. It’s not a quiet, introspective, monastic situation. It’s rowdy. It’s about embracing the spirit and bringing it to the people, maybe jump-starting an electrifying conversion experience. So, the eclectic and frequently ecstatic North Carolina band HOLY GHOST TENT REVIVAL stay true to their name by bringing a jolting
participatory energy and group fervor to their live shows. 19 Based on the 1952 movie of the same name, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN JR. takes place in Hollywood during the final days of silent movies. Celebrity “couple” Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item in silent films, but things aren’t quite what they seem behind the scenes. 20 It’s remarkably easy and completely understandable to complain about superhero fatigue, until one realizes that the SUPERHEROES are the ones saving the day — and the box office. 24 I reached back out to “Vlad,” my anonymous source and the pit boss at a FISH TABLES arcade off Gate City Boulevard whom I’d previously interviewed for the April article. When we last spoke, his establishment had been recently robbed by what he called “a very professional three-man crew, ski masks, glocks, shotgun--they knew what they were doing, and hit two other places after us.” 25 “Books, the truest friends of man, fill this rolling caravan,” wheat-pasted above the windshield inside his mobile bookstore, BOOMERANG BOOKSHOP: Nomad Chapter.
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THUR 13 RICKETY BRIDGE WINE TASTING & FOOD PAIRING WHAT: Rickety Bridge Winery will be here to give you a tour through their collection of Rosé wines, featuring their new Foundation Stone 2017. Foundation Stone 2017 is going to be the very FIRST 2017 vintages available in the U.S! WHEN: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Eclection. 221 North Main Street, Kernersville. MORE: Tickets are $20 and include gourmet food pairings with each wine. To support Breast Cancer Awareness, $5 of each ticket will be donated for cancer research.
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WHAT: Please join us on Friday July 14 at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex for Live Pro Wrestling. Bell time will be at 7:30pm with doors at 6:30pm. WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Winston Salem Fairgrounds Annex. 411 Deacon Blvd., Winston-Salem. MORE: Tickets begin at $5 for children, $10 adults, and VIP ringside tickets begin at $20. For more information on wrestlers or any other specific information please go to www.wsfairgrounds.com
WHAT: Find your inner child and celebrate Bastille Day at a 21 and up event at Kaleideum Downtown! Live musical performance by Winston-Salem favorite The Genuine, adult beverages, food truck, games, Museum play, and more! WHEN: 6-9 p.m. WHERE: Kaleideum Downtown 390 S Liberty Street, Winston-Salem MORE: $20 tickets. Ages 21+.
AN EVENING WITH PATRICK ROCK
WHAT: Patrick Rock is a singer/songwriter whose career playing music in and around the Greensboro area spans well over 20 years. During that time, Patrick has released 4 albums of original songs and is currently working on a 5th album due out later this year. It’s time to bring the magic back with this full band performance. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: The Crown at the Carolina Theatre. 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. MORE: $10 tickets.
WHAT: Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg thats been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. WHEN: 2 p.m. WHERE: Community Theatre of Greensboro. 520 South Elm St., Greensboro. MORE: $10-$15 tickets.
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[BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT] THE IDIOT BOX
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings laughter erupts from the basement theater of Geeksboro Coffeehouse and Cinema. Greensboro’s hub for local comedians, The Idiot Box has been operating under Geeksboro since September 2016. Co-owner Jennie Stencel said it is the only place in the Greensboro area that supports local comedians and is one of the only places around to see live comedy shows. Stencel and co-owner Steve Lesser started in Chapel Hill at a chain of improv clubs called Comedy Sports but decided they wanted to own a club themselves. They bounced back and forth from places in downtown until they finally settled down at Geeksboro. “Downtown just got more difficult,” Stencel said. “We ended up meeting up with Joe [the owner of Geeksboro] for a different reason, and he told us that we could perform at his theater, and how he had lots of open nights. It has been pretty great for both of us.” The Idiot Box’s schedule on Thursday nights is open mic, Friday is stand-up and special events, and Saturday afternoon there is a family-friendly improv show, and Saturday night there are two improv shows. The Idiot Box does not only offer shows for your entertainment, but they also offer five-week different-leveled classes for improv, stand-up and sketch comedy. These classes start in August and
cost $125. Stand-up classes are taught by Eric Trundy and Steve Lesser, Stencel teaches improv and A.J. Schrader teaches the sketch classes. In open mic, stand-up, and improv there are only about 16, 12 and 12, people respectively that are in each group. From there, people are encouraged to audition for The Idiot Box’s troupe. This year marks the 10th year of North Carolina’s longest running stand-up competition, Stencel said. She hopes to have 100 comics enter to perform. Out of 100, only five will be able to be finalists, and only one will win the $1,000 prize. This competition, Stencel said, will begin in September and will run until January when the finals are. “It is one of the longest running stand-up competitions that is a benefit for stand-ups,” Stencel said. “A lot of times, it is just a money maker for the venue, but we do not really make any money off of it we use the money to have their set recorded so that they can have a recording of themselves.” Stencel said The Idiot Box aims to support comedy and not just make money off of comedians. “Anybody that comes here loves it,” Stencel said. “It is one of the only things to go out and have a real experience of live fun in the area. It is a cool place in the basement.” The Idiot Box’s hours of operation and schedule can be found at www.idiotboxers.com. !
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Liberty Oak gets new owners, new life
he past week has brought some renovations and a revival to a local restaurant that some say, “started it all” in Greensboro. Liberty Oak ResKristi Maier taurant has been a @triadfoodie Greensboro institution for decades and now it is once again Contributor family-owned. The new owners hope to return the icon to its former glory. When executive chef and partner Kristofer Reid found out that Liberty Oak was for sale, he, his father, Durwood and his brother, William, decided to buy the restaurant from Eddie Gramisci. Kristofer Reid has worked in many local restaurants such as Jeffrey Adams on Fourth, Fourth Street Filling Station, Finnigan’s Wake in Winston-Salem, Aramark at High Point University and the former Ganache in Greensboro. He joined Liberty Oak as a chef in February and found out Gramisci was looking to sell. “I always wanted to own a restaurant and really I wanted to start from scratch but found out this was for sale,” he said. “The foundation of business for the restaurant was already there. It’s still a big risk, but Liberty Oak has customers so we saw it as too good an opportunity to pass up.” The 38-year-old now mans the kitchen and management, his brother is the assistant general manager and their parents manage the finances. “It really is all family here,” Kristofer Reid said. DWSP_Music17_Chronicle_7-15-17.pdf There’s no question that Liberty Oak 1 has been a fixture downtown. Located in
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Above: Front of house manager William Reid, chef Kristofer Reid and financer Durwood Reid. Right: Salmon Salad and the Turkey Club off the Liberty Oak menu. the Vernon Building, the oldest building in the historic district of Old Greensborough (circa 1883), the vibe, menu, bar and outside seating has made it a go-to since it 6/21/17 AM opened at9:26 its Washington Street location in 1999. If you needed to find a spot to eat
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The patio outside of Liberty Oak the night of the re-opening. out with friends or enjoy great patio dining, Liberty Oak was the place to be. There’s also no question that a few of its patrons will tell you that the restaurant had lost a bit of its mojo recently. Added to that, some stiff competition with the growing restaurant scene in the area. The restaurant that paved the way was starting to get left in the dust. Kristofer Reid said he hopes to keep the restaurant relevant with a new menu and new look. “We knew that Liberty Oak had a great reputation that was slipping, but not too far gone to get it back,” Kristofer Reid said. They’ve kept some of the top five menu items for lunch as well as dinner. “‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,’ we said,” Kristofer Reid remarked. But one of the more noticeable changes that folks will enjoy is the Burger of the Week. “We want to give our chefs some creativity to plan a really cool burger,
make it the special that week and give the guests something exciting to take part in,” Kristofer Reid said. “If the burger is a hit, we’ll make it an occasional feature item.” He said one new menu item folks might enjoy now is the Shrimp Pita, which features their popular dynamite shrimp wrapped in pita bread and served with Asian slaw. More local sourcing of ingredients is also in their future, he said. “We want to stay as local as we can, but it takes time to get there,” Kristofer Reid said. “We work with providers who can get us local produce and we’ll be adding more beef and seafood from North Carolina as well.” For dessert, Kristofer Reid has brought on his neighbor at the popular, Cheesecakes by Alex. Liberty Oak was closed last week for renovations but it reopened July 7, the Reids said they were very pleased with the
Musician Johnny Kay playing his set on the patio of Liberty Oak at the re-opening. turnout. Kristofer Reid said they installed all-new, efficient kitchen equipment, which folks will be able to see since Liberty Oak has an open kitchen. They also gave themselves a fresh coat of neutral paint and replaced the artwork on the wall with black and white photographs of other iconic locations around the city of Greensboro. Liberty Oak bar manager Pete Jackson said he welcomes the new ownership and describes it as a “breath of fresh air.” “I’ve been at Liberty Oak long enough to have seen how difficult it can be to sustain a profitable business at the local level,” Jackson said. “Seeing the restaurant operate with a full staff, functioning systems in place, and for people who genuinely care is rewarding in a way corporate chains aren’t capable of offering.” Mary Lacklen of Triad Local First, said she’s also thrilled that the restaurant
has been purchased by a local family and looks forward to what’s to come. “I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Liberty Oak,” she said. “We want them to do well and we’re all for young entrepreneurs who want to be a part of the local movement.” Kristofer Reid said that Liberty Oak is also now offering off-site catering, boxed lunches and is available for private parties as well. ! KRISTI MAIER is a food writer, blogger and cheerleader for all things local who even enjoys cooking in her kitchen, though her kidlets seldom appreciate her efforts.
Liberty Oak Restaurant is located at 100 W. Washington Street in Greensboro. libertyoakrestaurant.com. Open daily 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for lunch and dinner as well as brunch on Sunday.
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Announcements and accolades at UNCSA
he University of North Carolina School of Drama announced that Scott Zigler has been selected to become the next dean. For Mark Burger the last 20 years, Zigler has been the and head of Contributing director actor training at the columnist American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater School Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University. He will succeed Carl Forsman, who served as dean for five years and announced last summer his intention to step down at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. Following a research leave, he would resume a full time faculty position teaching both acting and directing. Zigler will continue at Harvard through May 2018 and join University North Carolina School of the Arts full time the next month. Until then, UNCSA School of Drama professor Dale Girard will serve as interim associate dean, supervising the daily administrative duties and working with Zigler to make the transition easier. Bob Francesconi will continue serving as assistant dean, while faculty member Quin Gordon and UNCSA graduate Kelly Maxner will continue serving, respectively, as director of recruitment and director of the high school program “Scott Zigler brings a rare combination of exceptional talents to our School of Drama,” Lindsay Bierman, UNCSA chancellor said in an official statement. “He’s spent two decades running one of the country’s premier actor training pro-
grams, has built an impressive career as a director and has demonstrated a heartfelt dedication to art pedagogy and student success at one of the world’s greatest institutions. It was a coup to get him, and I have no doubt that he’ll continue to lead by example as an artist, academic and administrator at UNCSA.” UNCSA’s executive vice-chancellor and provost David English in his official statement added, that they were impressed by Zigler’s knowledge of and passion for the theater. As well as his commitment to actor training, which involves the integration of a wide variety of pedagogical approaches. “I passionately believe that the young theater artist should be exposed to a broad range of approaches and aesthetics,” Zigler said. “And that every artist must ultimately create her or his own unique methodology, synthesizing a broad array of influences into a unique approach that best serves the individual’s own nature, creativity, imagination and passion.”
Zigler, the co-author of “A Practical Handbook for the Actor,” published by Random House in 1986, previously served as artistic director of the Atlantic Theater Company of New York and Burlington, Vermont. He was also the executive director of its training program, the Atlantic Acting School, where he is currently a senior member of the acting faculty. He has been a lecturer in dramatic arts at Harvard since 1996. Zigler’s illustrious career includes stints as associate professor of acting and directing at Indiana University in Bloomington and director of the apprentice/intern company at Actors Theater in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as guest teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Louisville, Philadelphia High School for the Arts, and the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, Australia. An experienced hand at directing the works of David Mamet, Zigler’s extensive credits include the world premiere of
David Mamet’s The Old Neighborhood (starring Peter Riegert and Patti LuPone) on Broadway in 1997, Ghost Stories: The Shawl and Prairie du Chien at the Atlantic Theater Company, November at Center Theater Group/Mark Taper Forum, Race at Philadelphia Theater Company, Glengarry Glen Ross at the McCarter Theater, and The Cryptogram at both The Alley Theater and the Steppenwolf Theater Company. Benjamin Hoff, who graduated the UNCSA School of Filmmaking with an M.F.A. in film composition in 2016, is the third UNCSA composer to have won a College Television Award, which he received for the score of the 2016 fourth-year student film Parchment Wings. This made him the third UNCSA composer to have won the award, which is commonly known as the Student Emmy. In 2015, Nathan Fenwick Smith, who received his M.F.A. in 2014, won for the score of The Collection, and in 2012 alumnus Leo Hurley won for his score for Zomromcom: The Musical. Hoff and Smith both studied with Chris Heckman, a graduate of the program and now its director. In an official statement Heckman said, “As a professor, it is very rewarding to see my students recognized with the industry’s highest honors. I am tremendously proud of Ben, and I look forward to watching him build a stellar career as a film music composer and orchestrator.” Susan Ruskin, dean of the School of Filmmaking added that under Heckman’s expert mentorship, music composition students would continue to win prestigious awards and coveted internships. “We offer our hearty congratulations to both Ben and Chris,” Ruskin said. The official UNCSA website is www. uncsa.edu. !
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Mayra’s Everything Blueberry Jam debuts at The Claddagh Restaurant and Pub Tucked into the side street of East Parrish Avenue in High Point is The Claddagh—a small, yet cozy Irish pub owned by locals Terry and Mayra Cromer. Over two hours west in Asheville, there is another location of The Claddagh also owned and managed by the Cromers. Terry Cromer describes The Claddagh as “cheers with an Irish twist.” HowKatie Murawski ever, their well-known and alwayshopping restaurant is not the only thing that is grabbing everyone’s Editor attention. In the kitchen of The Claddagh, Mayra Cromer is whipping up something fresh and potentially profitable: her one-of-a-kind blueberry jam. She said this jam is not just for your biscuit because it is a popular and widely used condiment at the restaurant. Terry Cromer said the jam is served to every table with their homemade scones, which he added, is an Irish tradition. Mayra’s Everything Blueberry Jam goes with their pancakes, their French toast and in their specialty blueberry martini. Mayra Cromer also makes a blueberry balsamic barbecue glaze that she uses on the pork chops. However, this sauce is not on the market just yet, she said. Mayra’s Everything Blueberry Jam consists of smashed blueberries, sugar, lemon, cinnamon, cornstarch, flour, water topped off with a zing of ginger. Mayra Cromer said that her jam could go on almost anything, but her favorite use is eating it on pancakes. Of course, she said, she also thoroughly enjoys drinking her blueberry martini creation. As of now, the jam sells for $6 at The Claddagh in High Point. However, both Cromers eventually want to make the jam available at both locations, and she hopes to have it in a grocery store one day. So, why does she make her almost-famous blueberry jam available to her patrons? She said it is something that she can do by herself and she hopes to make some money off selling the jams to help her mother. “I wanted to do something for just me, and also to help my mother,” Mayra Cromer said. “It is my turn to pay back my mom. I hope to make enough money to help her retire because she is already 60 years old and still working.” Tim Parnell has been a regular at The Claddagh for 10 years and has known the Cromers ever since they took over ownership. He said he knew the jam was something Mayra Cromer was thinking about and he eventually became one of the first taste-testers for it. He has been using Mayra’s Everything Blueberry Jam for almost three months now. “I actually really do enjoy it,” Parnell said. “It’s refreshing and flavorful.” He said he likes it on waffles, pancakes and Triscuits with cream cheese (which, he said, actually turns out really well). Parnell plans to try it on ice cream because he believes that will be good as well. Out of all the ways to use Mayra’s Everything Blueberry Jam, he said his favorite WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
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Mayra’s “little helper” Courtney Cromer, puting the labels on Mayra’s Everything Blueberry Jam. way was to have it on waffles. “I bought one [jar] to start out with,” he said. “But now, I have gotten three more since then.” Terry and Mayra Cromer have lived in High Point for 20 years. He has been a part of the restaurant business since he was 14 years old and she has been in it for 25 years. Mayra Cromer was born in San Miguel, El Salvador, but moved to the United States for a better life when she was 15 years old. She said owning a restaurant has not been easy, but it has been a more than gratifying experience for her. Soon, The Claddagh will host an Oyster Festival on Sept. 16 all day and night from noon to 2 a.m. Terry Cromer said that there would be good seafood such as low country boil and live music to fill the day. He also said he hopes that The Claddagh could host their own Oktoberfest this year, but plans for that are in the works, he said. To purchase some of Mayra’s Everything Blueberry Jam, visit The Claddagh at 130 E. Parrish Ave. !
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tent revival is supposed to be boisterous. It’s not a quiet, introspective, monastic situation. It’s rowdy. It’s about embracing the spirit and bringing it to the people, maybe jump-starting an electrifying conversion experience. So, the eclectic and frequently ecstatic
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North Carolina band Holy Ghost Tent Revival stay true to their name by bringing a jolting participatory energy and group fervor to their live shows. The band was started in Greensboro in 2007 when the founding members were acting students in college. The band has since relocated to the mountains in the western part of the state, with Asheville serving as a central spot for practice. Holy Ghost Tent Revival play two area shows this month, one at the Blind Tiger in Greensboro on July 14 with Josh King and Them, and another at Muddy Creek Music Hall in the Bethania section of WinstonSalem on July 30.
I spoke with guitarist Matt Martin by phone from his home in Abingdon, Virginia (in the southwest corner of the state), about the group’s evolution over the years-- their attention to stagecraft and work on their new record, which is already recorded and set for release in 2018. Holy Ghost Tent Revival has always been a shape-shifting outfit, with multiinstrumentalists changing hats, different singers stepping to center stage at different points. You’ll hear a clarinet, trumpet, trombone, distorted guitars, hints of New Orleans-style drumming, careful harmonies, honky-tonk vamps, flashes of hot jazz, juke joint piano and psychedelic
touches all mixed together. The end result evokes the Band and contemporary keepers of the flame like Dr. Dog. Their earlier work often featured banjo that linked the group to American traditions of acoustic music, but the band has always been about more than just roots. They’re a soul-rock band and they don’t use the banjo in their live shows anymore. “Our sound doesn’t really harken back to that time at all anymore,” Martin said. “It’s full of soul and rock and loud guitars -- tastefully loud.” He qualifies that the band is “not the Sex Pistols.” Their taste for patchwork pieces of music, rich with meter and tempo changes,
two-step bits, dynamic shift, gospel accents and left-field transitions have been something the band has worked on over the years. They worked on this by tempering their sound and figuring out how to balance all of their diverse creative energies. The band likes to cram a lot into a song, but they don’t want to make you dizzy or to overstuff the container. Martin said the band tries to satisfy its own internal sense of what goes where, but they like to keep pushing in new directions. “It’s like with every band,” Martin said. “You either stay the same and bore yourself I suppose or you just follow your heart.” Holy Ghost Tent Revival’s last full length, 2014’s “Right State of Mind,” was made with the help of Dr. Dog producer Bill Moriarty in Philadelphia. Martin said that Moriarty helped the band zero in on an organic cohesion in their songs. “Our music used to be rife with metric shifts and stylistic switch-ups,” Martin said. “When we listen back to old songs there are like three tempo changes with one song. We used to love that sort of thing. [Moriarty] listened to that kind of stuff and he was like, ‘This isn’t gonna work for me. We’ve got to have a through line.’ And in that way, it sort of taught us how to write music that didn’t have jumps and starts and hiccups.” That doesn’t mean that Holy Ghost WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
Tent Revival has turned into some modal, drone-groove outfit. They still like to dart and dash around within their songs. Take “Smoke Myself to Death” off of the 2016 Summer Jelly E.P. It’s a song that slides into surprising curlicues of retro soul-funk and Beatles-esque melodicism without giving a sense of musical whiplash. With their background in the theater, Martin said there was always a sense of wanting to entertain a crowd. Over the years, that meant that the band has learned to include a few carefully chosen slower-paced moments for rest and contrast. “When we were first starting out we were all-octane and fast, and full-speedahead, and somewhere along the way we were like ‘Yeah, we need to put more slow songs in there,’” Martin said. “We’re not Cannibal Corpse, but at the end of the day we want to rock out.” ! 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.
See Holy Ghost Tent Revival at the Blind Tiger, 1819 Spring St., Greensboro, Friday, July 14, 10 p.m., with Josh King and Them for $15, and Sunday, July 30 at Muddy Creek Music Hall, 5455 Bethania Road, Winston-Salem, for $15. JULY 12-18, 2017 YES! WEEKLY
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218 South Fayetteville St. | 336.610.3722 foursaintsbrewing.com Jul 15: Bonnie Allyn Band Jul 21: Shiloh Hill Jul 22: James Vincent Carroll Jul 29: Ziggy Pockets Aug 4: Open Mic w/ Wolfie Calhoun Aug 5: Grand Ole Uproar Aug 11: Matt Walsh Aug 12: Olivia Rudeen Aug 19: Emma Lee Aug 26: Brother Oliver Sep 1: Wolfie Calhoun
RIVER RIdGE TAPHOUSE 1480 River Ridge Dr | 336.712.1883 riverridgetaphouse.com Jul 14: Pop Guns! Jul 21: Nine Lives Jul 28: Southern Eyes Aug 25: Southern Eyes
6000 Meadowbrook Mall Ct | 336.448.5330 Jul 12: Rob Massengale Jul 19: Brice Street Jul 26: The Eldorados Aug 2: Rob Massengale Aug 9: Brice Street Aug 16: Second Glance Aug 23: The Eldorados Aug 30: Brice Street Sep 6: Stephen Legree Band Sep 13: Brice Street Sep 20: The Eldorados Sep 27: Rob Massengale Oct 4: Brice Street
GREEN HERON ALE HOUSE 1110 Flinchum Rd | 336.593.4733 greenheronclub.com
2900 Patterson St #A | 336.632.9889 arizonapetes.com Jul 14: 1-2-3 Friday Jul 22: dimensions of Color Jul 31: Galactic Empire, dangerkids, 40oz Mouse
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523 S Elm St | 336.271.2686 artistikanightclub.com Jul 14: dJ dan the Player Jul 15: dJ Paco and dJ dan the Player
BARN dINNER THEATRE 120 Stage Coach Tr. | 336.292.2211 Aug 27: Stephen Freeman Sep 9: Ms. Mary & The Boys
812 Olive St. | 336.302.3728 July 28: Alan Peterson
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Jul 21: Out Of The Cellar - Ratt Tribute Jul 22: Joe Hero - Foo Fighters Tribute Jul 27: Africa Unplugged, Zoo Cru Jul 29: Create ft Atliens, Yuki, Tookie, dJ Casio Aug 4: Surfer Blood Aug 5: Sophomore Slumpfest 17 w/ kid Liberty, To Speak of Wolves, keep Flying, Centerfolds Aug 7: Bit Brigade, The Bronzed Chorus Aug 12: Chasin Skirt, Somewhat Forgotten, Shmack daniels Aug 18: Jarren Benton Aug 22: decapitated, Thy Art Is Murder, Fallujah, Ghost Bath, Auxilia Aug 25: Locash, Norlina, Tiffany Ashton Aug 29: Tribal Seeds, Pepper, Fortunate Youth, darenots Sep 6: Of Montreal, Showtime Goma, Nancy Feast Sep 8: Bear With Me Sep 9: OSMR
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213 S Elm St | 336.275.6367 churchillscigarlounge.com Jul 15: Jack long old School Jam aug 12: Sahara reggae Band aug 19: Jack long old School Jam
113 N Greene St | 336.273.4111 Jul 26: B.o.B. “the Elements tour” Jul 29: Soultriii and 3Staxxx present Sundress Season
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3017 Gate City Blvd | 336.851.4800 hamsrestaurants.com Jul 14: cufflinx Jul 21: Signature Soundz Jul 28: Sahara
1700 Spring Garden St | 336.272.5559 corner-bar.com Jul 13: live thursdays
1126 S Holden Rd | 336.333.1034 thecomedyzone.com Jul 14: cliff cash Jul 15: mike Epps Jul 16: mike Epps Jul 21: rickey reyes Jul 22: rickey reyes Jul 28: Eric dasilva Jul 29: Eric dasilva aug 4: ceeJay Jones aug 5: ceeJay Jones aug 11: Frankie paul with Blayr nias aug 12: Frankie paul with Blayr nias aug 18: Jay Stevens aug 19: Jay Stevens aug 25: Grandma lee aug 26: Grandma lee
common GroundS 11602 S Elm Ave | 336.698.3888 Jul 14: pete pawsey Jul 22: Willow St.
117 S Elm St | 336.378.9646 cdecgreensboro.com Jul 13: tom Segura Jul 14: kehlani aug 4: zoso - led zeppelin tribute aug 5: playboi carti aug 23: the cadillac three Sep 9: kyle
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5713 W Friendly Ave | 336.292.5464 facebook.com/thesomewhereelsetavern Jul 21: Big dirty ride, cold collision, Faire’s death Waltz aug 18: neglected, Beshiba, Shinigami, mess
1706 Battleground Ave | 336.378.0006 Jul 14: turpentine Shine Jul 21: adam pitts Jul 28: dana and Evan aug 11: tyler millard Band aug 25: Julian Sizemore Sep 8: tyler millard Band Sep 15: david lin Sep 22: Southern Fiction
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8 P.M. THURSDAY, JULY 13 Dana Auditorium, Guilford College Violinist Fabián López joins the Young Artists Orchestra under the baton of Conductor José-Luis Novo.
Young Artists Orchestra
8 P.M. FRIDAY, JULY 14 Dana Auditorium, Guilford College Randall Ellis (oboe), George Sakakeeny (bassoon), Nigel Anderson (violin) and Neal Cary (cello) under the baton of conductor Grant Cooper.
The American Scene
8 P.M., SATURDAY, JULY 15 Dana Auditorium, Guilford College Clarinetist Jon Manasse with Eastern Festival Orchestra
EMF Young Artists Wind Ensemble
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6:30 P.M. SUNDAY, JULY 16 - FREE LeBauer Park, Downtown Greensboro EMF Conducting Fellows and EMF Young Artists in one of Greensboro’s newest and best venues.
Chamber Music @ UNCG
8 P.M. MONDAY, JULY 17 Recital Hall, UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts
EMF Fellows Chamber Recital
8 P.M., TUESDAY, JULY 18 Pyrle Theatre, Triad Stage EMF brings its beautiful and beloved chamber music to Triad Stage.
The Mile-End Trio
8 P.M., WEDNESDAY, JULY 19 Dana Auditorium, Guilford College Jeffrey Multer, violin; Julian Schwarz, cello; and Marika Bournaki, piano, in their new artistic venture.
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2134 Lawndale Dr | 336.274.2699 www.idiotboxers.com Jul 21: mike Rinaldi 1903 Westridge Rd | 336.282.3063 villagetavern.com Jul 12: Rob massengale Jul 19: brice Street Jul 26: the Eldorados Aug 2: Rob massengale Aug 9: brice Street Aug 16: Second Glance Aug 23: the Eldorados Aug 30: brice Street Sep 6: Stephen legree band Sep 13: brice Street Sep 20: the Eldorados Sep 27: Rob massengale oct 4: brice Street
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1614 N Main St | 336.883.4113 afterhourstavern.net Jul 14: dJ dance/band Jams Jul 21: dJ dance/band Jams
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1310 N Main St | 336.882.2583 reverbnation.com/venue/bluebourbonjacks Sep 23: Southern Eyes oct 6: Jukebox Revolver
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130 E Parris Ave | 336.841.0521 thecladdaghrestaurantandpub.com
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118 E Main St | 336.207.1999 thedeckatrivertwist.com Jul 14: the Plaids Jul 15: Norlina Jul 21: Stereo doll Jul 22: Spare change Jul 28: tbA Jul 29: the dickens
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612 Edgewood St | 336.558.7204 dancehalldaze.com Jul 14: the delmonicos Jul 15: JR Gainey & killin time Jul 21: crimson Rose & Potluck dinner Jul 22: Stan bobbitt band Jul 28: Silverhawk Jul 29: the delmonicos
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221 N Main St. | 336.497.4822 facebook.com/BreatheCocktailLounge Jul 15: dJ - freddie fred Jul 22: dJ - mike lawson Jul 29: dJ - freddie fred
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191 Lowes Foods Dr | 336.747.3059 OldNicksPubNC.com Jul 13: Acoustic music w/ Sam foster Jul 14: karaoke w/ dJ tyler Perkins Jul 15: dante’s Roundhouse Jul 21: Exit 180 band Jul 22: karaoke w/ dJ tyler Perkins Jul 27: brad bennett - Acoustic music Jul 28: karaoke w/ dJ tyler Perkins Jul 29: dance Party w/ dJ A-Vegas
2213 E Oak Ridge Rd | 336.643.1570 facebook.com/JPLooneys Jul 13: trivia
RidER’S iN thE couNtRY 5701 Randleman Rd | 336.674.5111 ridersinthecountry.net Jul 14: karaoke Jul 15: crossing Avery Jul 21: Rebel Sons
Jul 22: Southbound 49 Jul 28: feedback Jul 29: matt tucker Aug 5: doc holiday Aug 11: Psycho Sirkus Aug 12: Red dirt Revival Aug 19: blackglass Aug 25: Jill Goodson band Sep 2: fair warning
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207 N Green St | 336.631.3143 2ngtavern.com
408 West 4th St | 336.331.3431 facebook.com/bulls-tavern Jul 12: kostume karaoke Jul 13: Jonny mont & morgan keene Jul 14: Southern Eyes Jul 15: Signal fire Jul 19: kostume karaoke Jul 20: 3Pc & A biscuit Jul 22: Stereo doll Jul 26: kostume karaoke Jul 29: fruit Smoothie trio Aug 2: kostume karaoke Aug 3: Elephant convoy Aug 4: Empty Pocket Aug 5: chit Nasty band
3870 Bethania Station Rd | 336.815.1664 Jul 16: Jason leake Jul 22: troubadours Jul 26: Sam foster Jul 30: c.J. ballard Aug 5: dom and chad Aug 25: Phase band
620 Trade St | 336.723.0322 facebook.com/FinnigansWake
638 W 4th St | 336.777.3348 foothillsbrewing.com Jul 12: Greg wilson and the Second wind Jul 16: Sunday Jazz Jul 19: George Smith Jul 22: Abc trio Jul 23: Sunday Jazz Jul 26: dear brother Jul 29: collaborative dreaming Jul 30: Sunday Jazz Aug 2: Eversole brothers Aug 5: cc3 Aug 6: Sunday Jazz Aug 9: mark Schimick and friends Aug 13: Sunday Jazz Aug 20: Sunday Jazz Aug 26: the Pop Guns
110 W 7th St | 336.777.1127 the-garage.ws Jul 14: rKIII Jul 15: Ibidem, Cactus Black, Unfortunate gentlemen Jul 21: gulley, Drat the Luck, adam Bennett Jul 22: Eugene Chadbourne, Stray Owls, gSO Jul 28: Sofia talvik, Molly grace Jul 29: tyler Nail, the Pinkerton raid, I, anomaly aug 3: Schande, the girlfriends, the Kneads aug 4: Faun and a Pan Flute, Knives of Spain aug 11: height Keech, Speak N’ Eye (Last Show), Og Spliff
206 Harvey St | 336.760.0362 thehickorytavern.com
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2105 Peters Creek Pkwy | 336.724.0546 johnnynjunes.com Jul 14: the Lilly Brothers Jul 15: hedtrip Jul 16: Super Bob Jul 19: adelitas Way Jul 22: Doll Skin aug 25: Confederate railroad Sep 17: Upchurch the redneck w/ Demun Jones, Dirt road republic
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2105 Peters Creek Pkwy laughingas.net Jul 14: Cooter Douglas Jul 15: Cooter Douglas Jul 21: Jokes On Jokes Comedy tour Jul 22: Jokes On Jokes Comedy tour aug 11: Lil Duval aug 12: Lil Duval aug 13: Lil Duval
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4926 Country Club Rd | 336.529.6230 macandnellisws.com Jul 13: hody lee Jul 14: Stephen henson Jul 15: Southern Bones Jul 17: Mike Bustin Jul 20: Bradley Steel Jul 21: Southern Eyes Jul 22: Jon & Mike Jul 24: Mike Bustin Jul 27: Bobby & Wade Jul 28: Morgan Keene Band Jul 29: Pop guns Jul 31: Mike Bustin
101 West 5th Street | 336.723.3700 MCenterevents.com Sep 20: St Paul & the Broken bones
630 S Stratford Rd | 336.768.2221 milnerfood.com Jul 16: Live Jazz Jul 23: Live Jazz
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5455 Bethania Rd | 336.923.8623 Jul 13: Open Mic with Country Dan Collins Jul 16: Elliott humphries Jul 20: Open Mic with Country Dan Collins Jul 23: rob Price Jul 29: Nolan Biggins Jul 30: rob Price aug 3: Open Mic with Country Dan Collins aug 10: Open Mic with Country Dan Collins
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5455 Bethania Rd | 336.923.8623 Jul 14: Frederick the Younger Jul 15: the harmaleighs Jul 22: Sam Frazier Band, the Bennies Jul 28: Laura rabell with Caroline Keller Band Jul 29: Oak grove String Band Jul 30: CandelFirth
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JULY 20 // 7 PM - Thirsty Thursday $1 Beer special presented by Lowes Foods, $6 Ice cream sundaes
JULY 21 // 7 PM - Post-game Fireworks, Mother Son Date Night, Star Wars Night Post-game Fireworks, Call (336) 714-6873 for a special Mother Son Date Night offer. Fill the Stands with Cans Night - Bring canned goods!
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1420 W 1st St | 336.893.6881 thequietpint.com
tEE tIME SPOrtS & SPIrItS 3040 Healy Dr | 336.760.4010 Jul 15: Jaxon Jill aug 19: Fuhnetik Union
2000 Griffith Rd | 336.760.8686 villagetavern.com Jul 12: the Blue genes Jul 19: honky tonk Outlaws Jul 26: Exit 180 Band aug 2: the Invaders aug 9: Chasin Fame aug 16: the gB’s aug 23: Confuzion aug 30: Breaking Season Sep 6: the Pop guns Sep 13: tin Can alley Sep 20: the Funk Mob
JULY 22 // 7 PM - Post-game Fireworks, Food Trucks
Post-game Fireworks, Come enjoy food trucks throughout the ballpark! Including, Baguettaboutit, Cut Bait Cafe, Bandito Burrito, and Hickory Tree!
JULY 23// 2 PM - Family Sunday Pre-game Autographs, $1 Hot dogs all game and $1 sodas through the first inning
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BOOTH AMPHITHEATRE 8003 Regency Pkwy | 919.462.2025 www.boothamphitheatre.com Jul 14: Willie Nelson & Family w/ Brooke Hatala Aug 12: Eddie Money Sep 7-10: Rock of Ages Sep 15: Garrison Keillor, Richard Dworsky & The Road Hounds, Heather Masse, & Fred Newman Sep 19: 2Cellos
former Uptown Amphitheatre 820 Hamilton St | 704.549.5555 www.livenation.com Jul 14: Summer Lights w/ Mrcyme & Jeremy Camp Jul 16: Tedeschi Trucks Band Jul 17: Primus w/ Clutch Jul 18: Spoon Jul 19: Against All Odds Jul 21: Idina Menzel Jul 26: 311 w/ New Politics Jul 29: Retro Futura Tour
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Jul 30: Straight No Chaser & Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox Aug 5: Gov’t Mule Aug 13: Dashboard Confessional w/ All-American Rejects Aug 27: Goo Goo Dolls w/ Phillip Phillips Sep 20: 2Cellos
1000 NC Music Factory Blvd | 704.916.8970 www.fillmorecharlottenc.com Jul 13: Wheeler Walker Jr. Jul 15: Rumours - A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac Jul 15: Raekwon Jul 21: Jidenna Jul 22: Phantogram & Tycho Jul 22: Enrage Against The Machine Jul 28: Zomboy Aug 1: Rich Homie Quan Aug 3: August Alsina Aug 4: Descendents Aug 6: Playboi Carti Aug 9: Farruko Aug 11: On The Border Aug 12: The Juliana Theory Aug 14: Tesla Aug 19: Social Distortion Aug 25: Dru Hill Aug 26: Sixteen Candles Sep 10: Dark Tranquillity Sep 12: Pretty Girls Like Trap Music Sep 22: Adam Ant Sep 24: Mutemath Sep 25: The War On Drugs Sep 26: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
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707 Pavilion Blvd | 704.549.1292 www.livenation.com Jul 13: Jason Aldean, Chris Young, Kane Brown & DeeJay Silver Jul 29: Sam Hunt Aug 3: Florida Georgia Line w/ Nelly & Chris Lane Aug 5: Foreigner w/ Cheap Trick & Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience Aug 15: John Mayer Aug 17: Linkin Park Aug 18: Luke Bryan Aug 20: Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows Sep 8: Brad Paisley Sep 27: Kings of Leon
2700 E Independence Blvd | 704.372.3600 www.ovensauditorium.com Sep 11: Paramore Sep 28: Loretta Lynn JULY 12-18, 2017
333 E Trade St | 704.688.9000 www.timewarnercablearena.com Jul 13: New Kids On The Block, Paula Abdul, & Boyz II Men Aug 9: J. Cole Aug 18: Earth, Wind & Fire Aug 29: Kendrick Lamar Sep 3: Ed Sheeran Sep 14: Bruno Mars Sep 27: Katy Perry
309 W Morgan St | 919.560.3030 www.carolinatheatre.org Jul 14: Steve Earle Jul 28: Patty Griffin & Lee Ann Womack Sep 20: Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors Sep 29: Loretta Lynn
123 Vivian St | 919.680.2787 www.dpacnc.com Sep 23: Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular
310 S Greene St | 336.333.2605 www.carolinatheatre.com Jul 15: Patrick Rock Aug 5: Graham Nash Aug 17: Lyle Lovett & His Large Band Aug 24: Buddy Guy Sep 30: Michael Ken
1921 W Gate City Blvd | 336.373.7400 www.greensborocoliseum.com Jul 18: Roger Water - Us + Them Sep 3: Marco Antonio Solis w/ Jesse & Joy
WHITE OAK AMPITHEATRE
1921 W Gate City Blvd | 336.373.7400 www.greensborocoliseum.com Jul 29: Straight No Chaser & Postmodern Jukebox Aug 4: YESTIVAL Aug 22: Livehouse & Switchfoot
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220 E Commerce Ave | 336.883.3401 www.highpointtheatre.com Sep 22: Emi Sunshine w/ Summer Brook & the Mountain Faith Band Sep 24: The Suffers
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3801 Rock Quarry Rd | 919.831.6400 www.livenation.com Jul 14: Dierks Bentley Jul 21: Florida Georgia Line w/ Nelly & Chris Lane Jul 25: Journey Jul 28: Sam Hunt Aug 6: Foreigner w/ Cheap Tick & Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience Aug 12: Hank Williams Jr & Lynyrd Skynyrd Aug 16: John Mayer Aug 19: Lyke Bryan Aug 22: Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows Sep 1: Green Day Sep 8: Jason Aldean, Chris Young, Kane Brown & DeeJay Silver Sep 23: Brantley Gilbert
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500 S McDowell St | 919.996.8800 www.redhatamphitheater.com Jul 14: Tedeschi Trucks Band Jul 15: Mercyme Jul 18: Primus w/ Clutch Jul 19: Idina Menzel Jul 20: Slayer, Lamb of God, & Behomoth Jul 22: Rebelution Jul 27: Logic Jul 28: Straight No Chaser & Postmodern Jukebox Aug 2: Nashville in Concert Aug 3: Gov’t Mule w/ Galactic Aug 5: Blondie & Garbage Aug 10: Mary J. Blige w/ Lalah Hathaway Aug 11: Umphrey’s McGee w/ Aqueous Aug 23: Goo Goo Dolls & Phillip Phillips Sep 20: Lauryn Hill w/ Nas
1400 Edwards Mill Rd | 919.861.2300 www.thepncarena.com Sep 2: Ed Sheeran
Spring Theatre presents Singin’ in the Rain JR.
pring Theatre will present Singin’ in the Rain JR., opening Friday, July 21, at the Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce Street in Winston-Salem. Additional performances will be held July 22 and 23; Friday and Saturday performances are at 7 pm and the Sunday matinee is at 2 pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling the box office at (336) 747-1414 or by ordering online at http://www.rhodesartscenter.org/2379-2/. Based on the 1952 movie of the same name, Singin’ in the Rain JR. takes place in Hollywood during the final days of silent movies. Celebrity “couple” Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item in silent films, but things aren’t quite what they seem behind the scenes. When Lina’s high-pitched, nasal voice threatens to stop the duo’s successful transition into talking pictures, beautiful starlet Kathy Seldon is brought in to provide the voice needed for a blockbuster hit. With hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards, Singin’ in the Rain JR. is a guaranteed good time for audiences of all ages. Singin’ in the Rain JR. has been faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay, which has been dubbed the “greatest movie musical of all time.” Songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed include “Good Morning,” “Make ‘em Laugh” and the ever-popular title song, certain to get toes tapping. “I’m so excited to be producing a classic musical that will really challenge our young actors to stretch their talents as triple threats – singers, actors and tap dancers,” said Erinn Diaz, founder and artistic director of Spring Theatre, who will direct the production. “The show consists of actors ages 7 to 17, and will include musical numbers and dances that will take audiences back in time to the days of the great artists.” Spring Theatre is dedicating this production to the memory of Debbie Reynolds, who
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (PG-13) LUXURY SEATING Fri - Thu: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10:15 THE BIG SICK (R) LUXURY SEATING Fri & Sat: 11:35 AM, 2:30, 5:25, 8:20, 11:15 Sun - Thu: 11:35 AM, 2:30, 5:25, 8:20 SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (PG13) LUXURY SEATING Fri & Sat: 11:45 AM, 2:40, 5:35, 8:25, 11:20 Sun - Thu: 11:45 AM, 2:40, 5:35, 8:25 FALSETTOS Sat & Sun: 2:00 PM WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (PG-13) Fri & Sat: 11:45 AM, 2:45, 5:45, 8:45, 11:45 Sun - Thu: 11:45 AM, 2:45, 5:45, 8:45 WISH UPON (PG-13) Fri & Sat: 12:45, 3:00, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45, 11:55 Sun - Thu: 12:45, 3:00, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45 SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (PG-13) Fri - Thu: 1:10, 4:05, 7:00, 9:55 DESPICABLE ME 3 (PG) Fri - Thu: 11:30 AM, 1:40, 3:50, 5:55, 8:05, 10:15 BABY DRIVER (R) Fri - Thu: 11:50 AM, 2:25, 5:05, 7:40, 10:15 THE BEGUILED (R) Fri & Sat: 12:25, 2:40, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30, 11:45 Sun - Thu: 12:25, 2:40, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30 TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT (PG-13) Fri: 1:55, 7:00, 10:05 Sat: 1:55, 10:05 Sun: 7:00, 10:05 Mon - Thu: 1:55, 7:00, 10:05
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THE BIG SICK (R) Fri: 3:00, 5:30, 6:00, 8:00 Sat & Sun: 10:00 AM, 12:30, 1:00, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00, 8:30 Mon: 5:30, 8:00, 8:30 Tue: 3:00, 3:30, 5:30, 8:00 Wed & Thu: 5:30, 8:00, 8:30 THE BEGUILED (R) Fri: 3:30, 8:30 Sat & Sun: 10:30 AM, 3:30, 6:00 Mon - Thu: 6:00 PM MOKA (NR) Fri: 4:15, 6:45 Sat & Sun: 11:15 AM, 4:15, 6:45 Mon: 6:45 PM Tue: 4:15, 6:45 Wed & Thu: 9:15 PM BEATRIZ AT DINNER (R) Fri: 9:15 PM Sat: 1:45, 9:15 Sun: 1:45 PM Mon - Thu: 9:15 PM THE HERO (R) Fri: 4:00, 6:30, 9:00 Sat: 11:00 AM, 1:30, 4:00, 6:30, 9:00 Sun: 11:00 AM, 1:30, 4:00, 6:30 Mon: 6:30, 9:00 Tue: 4:00, 6:30, 9:00 Wed & Thu: 6:30, 9:00 STOP MAKING SENSE (NR) Tue: 8:30 PM
starred as Kathy Seldon in the movie. Diaz will be joined by David Lane, who will serve as music director, and Annalisa Ebbink, who will choreograph the production. Mark Flora and Erinn Diaz will design the set and Mary Spaar will design costumes. Grace Reasoner will stage manage the production, assisted by Ashley Peake. The cast is as follows: Katie Ballard – Roz Parker Bond – Don Lockwood Lilly Egan – Ms. Dinsmore Paul Gunter – R. F. Simpson Davis Osborne - Sam Jeffrey Payton – Cosmo Katie Pelikan – Zelda/Ensemble Justice Reeves – Burke/Ensemble Sophie Severs – Kathy Seldon Gabriel Travis – Dexter Trinity Wenzel Wertheim – Lina Lamont Travon Carter, Sam Christie, Anna Clifton, Emi Curia, Luscinda Dickey, Reagan Dooley, Tara Flury, Anna Hartle, Catherine Googe, Avery Greer, Bella Hart-Peck, Sophia Luper, Chris Nichols, Spencer Payton, Payton Putnam, Cayson Sipprell, Abby Spannus, Tessa Turner – Ensemble For further information, please visit http://www.rhodesartscenter.org/23792/. !
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Spider-Man reboot makes the right moves BY MATT BRUNSON It’s remarkably easy and completely understandable to complain about superhero fatigue, until one realizes that the superheroes are the ones saving the day — and the box office. While this summer’s other franchise pictures have been performing below expectations — regardless of whether they’re good (Alien: Covenant), bad (Transformers: The Last Knight) or just downright ugly (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) — it’s the efforts from the cinematic branches of Marvel and DC that have prevented this movie season from being a total washout. More importantly, in terms of quality, both Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and especially Wonder Woman have proven to be among the few bright spots — and now here comes Spider-Man: Homecoming ( ) to further strengthen the argument. The best Spider-Flick since 2004’s Spider-Man 2, this one finds Tom Holland justifying the goodwill generated by his supporting stint in last year’s Captain
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America: Civil War. As the new Peter Parker/Spider-Man, he’s an utter delight, emerging as less cocky than Andrew Garfield and even more self-effacing than Tobey Maguire. For that, credit not only Holland but also director Jon Watts and a sextet of scripters (including Watts), who collectively serve up an interpretation of the web-slinger that capitalizes on the character’s teenage roots. Wisely, the origin story isn’t replayed for the umpteenth time — yup, the kid was bitten by a radioactive spider; let’s move on! — allowing for more time to focus on Peter as he faces the horrors of high school life when he’s not facing real-world horrors. In fact, much of the charm of Spider-Man: Homecoming is how it adheres closer to vintage John Hughes than trademark Stan Lee, with many of the brightest moments centering around Peter’s taxing school days. Still, it’s hard for our friendly neighborhood hero to concentrate on chemistry classes when there are villains out there to vanquish. Anxious to tackle the bad guys — but kept in a holding pattern by
mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Stark’s right-hand man Happy (Jon Favreau) — Peter finally strikes out on his own when he gets wind of the dastardly maneuverings of one Adrian Toomes, aka The Vulture. As Toomes, Michael Keaton is excellent, showing us two sides of a complicated individual who allowed the big, bad world to corrode his soul. The final battle royale gets too convoluted and continues for too long (a problem also in GotGV2 and WW), and my pet peeve of two people in a city of 8.5 million coincidentally turning out to be related receives a major workout here. Then there’s Tony Stark/Iron Man, whose “guest appearance” occasionally feels more like a crutch — it’s not unlike, say, Henry Winkler’s Fonz from Happy Days and Penny Marshall’s Laverne from Laverne & Shirley both turning up in the pilot episode of Mork & Mindy to give the fledgling show a blessing and a boost. But these carps are ultimately mere asides. In most respects, Spider-Man: Homecoming swings and scores. !
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Hued by a dude: J.J.’s story
.J. Lossman is like every other 9-yearold. He loves the show, The Backyardigans, he loves to run around half-naked, and he loves going to the beach and swimKatie Murawski ming. However, there is something that sets him apart from Editor the others: J.J. is an artist--an artist who has already sold 78 pieces of his original works. J.J. was diagnosed with severe autism when he was 2 years old but his parents, Ramie and Kenny Lossman knew early on around when he was 6 months old that “something was not right.” “We started occupational therapy, speech therapy, ABA therapy and play therapy when he was 1 year old,” Ramie Lossman said. “We started a year earlier than normal, I would say. We went to ABC of NC for two years which taught him a lot of self-control--he used to be a runner, and they focused in on that and got him to hold my hand now when we go in public, which is amazing.” The parents said they did not go through the denial stage, as most parents do when they discover their child has autism. They were aware of the red flags such as, J.J. not making any eye contact and how he never felt pain. The Lossmans agreed that they both handled the news rather well. Their son has been in speech therapy for eight years, and he is still completely nonverbal. On top of that, Ramie Lossman said, he has speech apraxia. According to the American-SpeechLanguage-Hearing Association’s website, childhood apraxia of speech is motor speech disorder in which, “children have problems saying sounds, syllables, and words. The child knows what they want to say, but their brains have difficulty coor-
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PHOTO COURTESY OF RAMIE LOSSMAN
J.J. Lossman smiling in “his happy place,” as his mother would remark, while on a kayak during his family’s vacation in Beaufort. dinating the muscle movements necessary to say the words. For instance, Ramie Lossman said when he says “please” it comes out more like “ease.” However, this doesn’t stop J.J. from expressing himself. With a canvas, acrylic paints (of many assorted colors, of course) and usually anything but a paint brush, J.J. creates paintings that call to mind the works of famous abstract expressionists such as Elaine de Kooning and Jackson Pollock. He doesn’t use paint brushes, Ramie Lossman said, he uses Barbie doll heads, cars, little figurines, pool toys, sponges, or whatever he can find lying around. Very rarely is it a paint brush though, she said. Ramie Lossman said J.J. started painting when he was 3 years old because of a teacher that got him to use painting to
express his feelings and ever since, J.J. has been painting daily. Kenny Lossman said his son paints anywhere from three to six paintings each night. He said the cost of J.J.’s painting supplies are very expensive, but he assures that comes out of their pockets and not J.J.’s funds. “He paints about his day, how he is feeling and if he has had a bad day you can tell it from his pictures,” Ramie Lossman said. “We think his choice of color is based on his mood,” Kenny Lossman said. “The heavier and darker the paint means he is having, we think, a bad day,” Ramie Lossman said. “The brighter the colors usually means he has had a good day.” Kenny Lossman said he feels bad because he finds that the paintings J.J. does
on his bad days are the most appealing to him. “On those days he does black and blues, and those are my favorite colored ones that he’s done,” Kenny Lossman said. “So I feel bad that some of the best ones are probably a product of a bad day.” Kenny and Ramie Lossman both describe J.J.’s art as “very, very abstract” and said it is clear to see his progression and improvement throughout the years. “What I see in something may not be what you see in something, or it may not have been what he intended to paint about,” Ramie Lossman said. “My dad will look at stuff and say that is totally a volcano with dragon wrapping around it and I am just like ‘no, dad that is a flower.’” Ramie and Kenny Lossman said their whole house is full of J.J.’s canvases as well as Ramie’s parent’s house. About three weeks ago, Ramie and Kenny Lossman started up a website they cleverly call, Hued by a Dude J.J., where they post photographs of his canvases and make them available for purchase upon donation only. The money raised from this art fundraiser goes directly to J.J. for his treatment costs. Lossman said donations are up to the person interested, but she has suggested amounts of $25 and up. “We decided that he needed a service dog to help with aggressive because he tends to self-harm, which is typical for his age,” Ramie Lossman said. “He bites and hits his head--we were told a service dog would prevent that and step in between him and his fist and calm him down which is what he needs.” “I think when we decided we wanted to get a service dog, which is very expensive, we just spontaneously said ‘well, why don’t we do a fundraiser, ’ and the paintings were perfect,” Kenny Lossman said. On July 8, after only being posted on her Facebook for three minutes, Ramie Lossman said a painting of his sold for a $125 donation. On July 10, Ramie Lossman said she received $250 for a 12x12 canvas,
from someone in Kansas, which is as of now is the largest donation J.J. has gotten. There are 17 or fewer available paintings on his website, as of today. “A lot of people will do spaghetti dinners or sell T-shirts, and I am like ‘he is going to paint every day anyway and they are pretty amazing,’ well, we think they are pretty amazing,” Ramie Lossman said. “[The website] has skyrocketed, we are shipping paintings out to places like Texas, Tennessee, Florida, Missouri, Georgia and Kansas.” Even though the Lossmans do not have an exact tally now, Ramie Lossman said she thinks they have easily raised a quarter of the cost of a service dog. “Which is insane since we just started selling them not even three weeks ago,” Ramie Lossman said. “I kind of feel bad, I hope people aren’t just buying them to donate money. I think people like them. I have had people say, ‘well if this one is sold can you go back and get it from them we’ll give you so much money.” “There are just so many that I wish
would not sell,” Kenny Lossman said. “Because I want them for my office.” Large donations for his works of art is not the only attention this young artist has been receiving. On July 8, local architect Charles Gillon asked the Lossmans if he could digitally add J.J.’s paintings inside his modern home designs on his website. These are virtual and will list his website as the location to buy the modern art, Ramie Lossman said. She said there was also an art gallery in Winston-Salem that wanted to display J.J.’s work. However, due to J.J.’s severe autism, he would not be able to handle the crowd and noise of an exhibition. J.J.’s parents both work to support their family and J.J.’s treatment. While both parents are working, Ramie Lossman’s sister Daphine Spillman is the Lossmans’ live-in nanny for J.J. Ramie started to tear up talking about how if something would happen to her, that her sister would step in and care for J.J. the way she would her to. “J.J. has this sparkle in his eyes bursting
with excitement, curiosity, and an eagerness to learn and share,” Spillman wrote in a text message. “Being Autistic and nonverbal, he has great days, good days and some not so good days. It is sometimes difficult for him to fully express to us what he thinks, feels and wants us to know. I feel he gets to express himself and some of his feelings through his amazing art, his songs, and awesome dances. To me, he is perfect, and I couldn’t imagine him any other way.” As for the future, the Lossmans said that he may always be nonverbal and they both see J.J. living with them for the rest of their lives. “We are totally OK with that,” Ramie Lossman said. The Lossmans believe that J.J. will carry on with his art, not only because he likes it so much, but also because it is his only way to communicate with his family. “He knows that we enjoy it too,” Ramie
Lossman said. “He can only get better.” “Yeah I would not say that five years is not just a phase,” Kenny Lossman said. To parents whose children have an autism spectrum disorder, diagnosed or undiagnosed, the Lossmans urge them to skip over the denial stage and start looking for the red flags around six months. “To us, he is perfect,” Kenny Lossman said. “I do not know if I would take it away from him if I could because I might be taking away things that truly make him extraordinary--like maybe the art or his memory.” Ramie Lossman recommends parents of children with autism to read the poem “Welcome to Holland” by Emily Perl Kingsley. To view J.J.’s available paintings, check out www.huedbyadudejj.com. To view local architect Charles Gillon’s website and see J.J.’s art, visit www.gillondesign.com !
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Have fish tables caught their limit? BY IAN MCDOWELL My April 18 YES! Weekly feature “Checking Out Fish Tables in Greensboro” was the first many readers had heard of the “Fish Game” arcades popping up across the Triad, usually in strip mall storefronts previously offering now-outlawed sweepstakes gambling. These fish parlors were often advertised only by cheap banners. On May 1, an atypically large and brightly lit one opened in its building at 2007 Randleman Road, with flashing neon announcing the “Fish Palace Arcade” inside. Whether because of publicity, or the multiple robberies, the Greensboro Police issued the following statement on June 12: “Local law enforcement agencies are cracking down on businesses that operate ‘fish games,’ large scale table-mounted video games that pay cash rewards to players. Per North Carolina law, ‘any machine which, for the payment of money, is operated in such a way that the operator receives a cash payout of any kind, irrespective of whether the game requires skill or dexterity’ is prohibited.” Shortly after that press release, representatives from the Greensboro Police Department hand-delivered letters to 37 known “fish parlors,” informing them that they had 30 days to comply with the law or face criminal action. Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott explained that they were offering a grace period because many business owners were unaware their games were illegal. Most, Chief Scott explained, were not “the criminal type,” but legitimate entrepreneurs “who went through proper channels for licensing.” He also announced similar operations by the High Point Police Department and the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office. Although the crackdown focused on the games, the announcement concluded by warning that, “almost any form of an electronic game that requires a customer to ‘pay to play’ and that pay the winner in cash or a money equivalent, may violate the law and subject them to a criminal penalty.” I reached back out to “Vlad,” my anonymous source (whom I’d previously interviewed for the April article) and the pit boss at a Fish Tables arcade off Gate City Boulevard. When we last spoke, his establishment had been recently robbed by what he called “a very professional three-man crew, ski masks, glocks, shotgun--they knew what they were doing, and hit two other places after us.” He said they had robbed again on June
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Greensboros newest ‘fish parlor’ is larger and more visible from the road than its counterparts. 12, and a couple of days later a competitor on Market Street, Vlad said, were held up “at 9 a.m. by some cracker with a deer rifle.” Vlad says it all ends this Friday, July 14 when every such establishment in Guilford County will close at the end of the shift. “The cops and city were okay with us for a while,” Vlad said. “But we made too much money, all cash, which attracts the wrong kind of people, the ones that prey on those who play. And I don’t just mean those that come through the door with guns.” His establishment was allegedly robbed twice by gunmen, it was allegedly broken into once, and it was allegedly robbed once by the boyfriend of a former staff member (who, Vlad said, walked in and allegedly took over $900 out of a machine while customers were playing it). “That particular cabinet wasn’t designed with padlock capability,” Vlad said. “It was key in, key out, and he had a key and knew where the cash was.” On his phone, he showed me some video frames of a tall, skinny, white guy in a baseball cap taking money out of the console. “Too many places were vulnerable to
robberies set up by former employees,” Vlad said. “They know where the money is in the machine, and where the key to the machine is kept. All too often, it’s not in a safe.” In this case, the coffee machine was Vlad’s hiding place. He recalled an instance where a woman, who he claims used to work at the Market Street Place and then eventually for him, allegedly stole money from a game. “She was a single mom with a meth habit and a juicy ass, with which she persuaded this young, dumb Asian Ricky to do a little job for her,” Vlad said. “I’m sure she told him it was easy money, just go in and get the key from the coffee machine and there will be $5,500 in the Fish Machine.” But Vlad’s boss had been tipped off, and in turn, tipped off the cops, who were waiting for the kid when he came in. “The woman who had ass conned him into doing this was waiting in the getaway car outside, and they both had meth on them,” Vlad said. “So, they’re going away for a while.” Vlad said the scariest moment was the first time they were allegedly robbed, the night of the Carolina game. “Having a gun pointed at you by three
guys who want money, that’s scary enough,” Vlad said. “But I knew they weren’t out to kill anybody; what worried me was thinking how I was going to handle a couple of people who came into play and who looked like they were going to be trouble. Also one of my coworkers who came in smoked out on meth, and made so much drama. Frankly, I’ll be glad to be done with that shit.” But he doesn’t think Greensboro is finished with Fish Tables. “For now, it will just go outside Guilford County,” he said. “But when it comes back, and it will, it will be because they can regulate it, and get the amusement license fees for establishments.” Vlad said the gaming industry would get more innovative and creative in how they deal with the money. For instance, he said that they’d probably use debit card swipers on the machines. Or give out play money in exchange for credit or get gift certificates that can be cashed out. “The gaming industry is only going to get stronger and stronger,” he said. “The more difficult you make it, the more money will go into circumventing those difficulties. And there will be something else in a few months.” !
The ‘food truck of books’ makes its rounds BY IAN MCDOWELL “When you sell a man a book you don’t sell just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humor and ships at sea by night - there’s all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.” That quote is from Parnassus on Wheels, Christopher Morley’s eccentric and delightful 1917 novel about a 39-year old New England woman who leaves her farm and takes to the open road with a horse-drawn book wagon. It’s one on my favorite books about books, and Diarra “Crckt” Leggett (whose nickname is pronounced “Cricket”) is the only person I know who has read it. Leggett has another quote from it, “Books, the truest friends of man, fill this rolling caravan,” wheat-pasted above the windshield inside his mobile bookstore, Boomerang Bookshop: Nomad Chapter. The last time I saw Leggett, he was working for an hourly wage at Empire Books on Spring Garden. Today, when he sells me a lovely hardcover edition of Rudyard Kipling’s “Just-So Stories,” all the money goes to him and his wife Elizabeth, who isn’t in the comfortably air-conditioned short bus on a sweltering Sunday afternoon, but rather his partner in the new business. “That was a childhood dream of mine,” he said. “I’ve sold books for the better part of 16 years, so I guess I’ve been a bookseller all that time. It feels good to have it say that on a business card that is something that I have built though, for sure.” Leggett, who is also a library assistant in Kernersville, inherited his love of books from his mother, who worked for 30 years as a librarian in Winston-Salem. When he and Elizabeth moved to Chicago in 2001, he got a job as a bike messenger, delivering special orders for the now-defunct Brent Books and Cards. “Once they caught on that I was a literate pack mule, I started pulling shifts in the store,” Leggett said. “After that, I ended up back in Greensboro, and at Edward McKay for few years. From there, I worked for a now-defunct, pop-up remainder bookselling business, Giant Book Sale.” Leggett said after Shane, the original owner of Empire Books, died his business partner Mark Wingfield was keen to move the store from Quaker Village to Spring Garden. Leggett helped and stayed on afterward. “Mark and I, although still great WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
friends, weren’t able to continue working as a duo (namely because my dear friend was a cheapskate), but when he was ready to sell, he suggested hiring me to the buyer,” Leggett said. “I worked under the new owner for two years before we parted ways, and now I making a go at it for myself.” At first, he thought about a brick and mortar store. He said that Wingfield’s successor was eager to get out of the book business as well and that Leggett had aspirations to purchase it from Wingfield. “But, upon closer consideration, I realDiarra “Crckt” Leggett inside his truck. ized that would prove detrimental to our family,” “On a lark, I typed the word ‘bookmoLeggett said. “Elizabeth offhandedly sugbile’ into Craigslist and, lo and behold, gested, while I was lamenting this missed there was one in Greensboro,” Leggett opportunity, that I start ‘a food truck, but said. “I did the decoupage of book pages for books.’ The idea seemed crazy enough on the ceiling myself. Phil Fuentes built to work.” the beautiful shelves in the bus, Lisa Leggett started looking for bookmoSussman did the amazing design work biles online but he soon realized that it and Shawn Smith lent his expertise in was “effing expensive!” Leggett looked at sign-making.” some retired delivery trucks, but he said Leggett and Elizabeth have been selling the prospect of wholly repurposing one online under the Boomerang moniker was too daunting.
since last fall, but the Nomad Chapter has only been a working entity for roughly three months. Leggett said he did not spend much time debating the new adventure. “Not after we found the bus,” Leggett said. “The way I see it, my overhead is much less than a brick and mortar store, and in the event of outright failure (which I have to be prepared for the possibility of). I can sell, or worst case scenario, live in the vehicle.” Leggett said people react differently when they first enter the bus with Mad Max’s sidekick the Feral Kid and the words, “Boomerang Bookshop: Nomad” painted on it. “I hear a lot of ‘I’ve never seen anything like this! This is a really great idea,’” Leggett said. “At which point I have to admit that the idea was Elizabeth’s.” As a bookseller, Leggett said that his favorite experience is when people find the exact book they are looking for. “I’m a man of simple pleasures,” Leggett said. “Every time I hear someone excitedly exclaim, ‘Yes!’ because they found just what they were after, is my favorite experience selling books.” Boomerang Bookshop: Nomad Chapter can be found at the Corner Farmer’s Market in the Lindley Park neighborhood on Saturday mornings and the Grove Street People’s Market in Glenwood on Thursday afternoons. Follow them at www.facebook.com/nomadchapter/ or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. ! JULY 12-18, 2017
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[CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Drive and handle tools carefully this week. Your reflexes may be off center. Exercise judiciously. Listen to your body. You are likely to be edgy and irritable, thus making an accident of some kind more likely. As the week moves onward, you will feel better. Step aside from battles over ego or power. That is a poor use of your energy. [LEO (July 23 to August 22) This is not the time to seek favors or special requests from the Powers That Be. And you are not likely to be long on lenience if someone requests help or a donation from you. Your attitude is practical and straightforward. He or she who asks had best truly deserve the requested gain or privilege. [VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Vesta, goddess of devotion to the flame (spirit), enters your sign this week and will be with you through mid-September. She was one of the Vestal Virgins, whose assignment was to attend to the sacred fire. This represents a new development that requires your full attention. You may become the vessel of spiritual
sustenance for one or more others during these weeks.
[LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your optimistic and happy attitude causes others to join your bandwagon and support your projects. You can envision a grand result and are able to express it in a way that others can understand. Let your imagination flow and consider adding something beautiful, maybe inspirational, to your everyday surroundings. It will perk up your attitude. [SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your warrior self is front and center during this period. The best use of this energy is on behalf of the Greater Good or another person who needs a champion. Use that energy with thoughtful intentionality. Your reflexes may be off kilter. Ground your adrenalin with heavy exercise. [SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) This week an opportunity to expand your social life brings smiles. You may be invited to a party or you might meet someone new. This aspect is
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[CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Life continues at a snail’s pace due to one detour or another. People seem generally uncooperative and it is possible that forward motion is thwarted by mechanical breakdowns or even the weather. Aspects become less troublesome next week. Everyone has a week like this sometimes. [AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Read the lead paragraph carefully. You may be encountering one or more people this week who have a war-like attitude. Don’t engage with them at all. Don’t allow others to drag out your defensive side. Ignore the ongoing yada, yada of the Inner Critic. It exaggerates and sometimes lies outright. [PISCES (February 19 to March 20) This week brings an assorted list of trials and tribulations. Speak and act with conscious intention around family members. You may feel short-tempered and snap at others. It is possible that communications could go awry. Don’t allow a misperception to ruin a day. Discuss it immediately, if possible.
[ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Plan to work and play alone this week. You likely will be feeling restless and generally tense. Your patience could be short and you might say things you’ll wish you hadn’t. You have a desire to break free from restraints. It is a short transit. Look for a way to handle this moderately. Heavy work around the home is a good outlet. [TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Under your placid exterior lies a layer of desire which may or may not get you in trouble. It depends upon how you manage this energy. Make an effort to avoid mowing over others. Your drive is best used for protection of those less capable than yourself. [GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) It is possible you will feel a sense of fatigue this week. Maybe something has caused you to be disappointed with yourself. Don’t take the blues seriously or worry about yourself. In a few days you will feel much better. It is a temporary mood swing. Get some extra rest. Stay in touch with good friends. Are you interested in a personal horoscope? Vivian Carol may be reached at (704) 366-3777 for private psychotherapy or astrology appointments. There is a fee for services. Website: http//www.horoscopesbyvivian.com
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My boyfriend of three years cheated on me, and when I found out, he dumped me. I’m getting over it, but boy, it’s a slow process. Some Amy Alkon days, I’m fine, and others, I feel super sad or really angry. Advice Is there some way Goddess I can speed up my recovery so I can get on with my life? — Wasted Enough Time
You wish him all the best, which is to say you hope a giant scorpion crawls out of the sand and bites his penis. It’s understandable that you’re feeling overdue for a little emotional fumigation. But consider that there’s an upside to the downer emotions and not just for the dry cleaner who’s about to buy Crete after getting the mascara stains out of all your clothes. Though we tend to see our gloomier emotions — like sadness and anger — as “bad” and the “whoopee!” emotions, like joy and happiness, as “good,” evolutionary psychologist and psychiatrist Randolph Nesse explains that emotions are neither good nor bad; they’re “adaptive.” They’re basically office managers for our behavior, directing us to hop on opportunities and avoid threats through how good or crappy particular things make us feel. As Nesse puts it, “People repeat actions that made them feel happy in the past, and they avoid actions that made them sad.” Nesse believes that sadness may, among other things, be evolution’s version of a timeout. Note that a term psych researchers use to describe sadness is “low mood” (though it would more helpfully be called “low-energy mood”). Sadness, like depression, slows you down; you repair to your couch to boohoo, lick your wounds, and seek comfort from the two men so many women turn to in times of despair, Ben & Jerry. And yes, there’s value in this sort of ice cream-fueled Kleenexapalooza. Being sad is telling you “don’t do that again!” — while giving you the time and emotional space to figure out what exactly you’re supposed to not do. Because your emotions have a job to do, you can’t just tell sadness and anger, “You’re no longer wanted here. Kindly show yourselves out.” They’ll go when WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
you show them that they’re no longer needed, which you do by reprocessing your painful experience into something useful. Unfortunately, there are some challenges to this, because when you’re upset, your emotions and all the things you’re emotional about become a big tornado of stuff whirling around in your mind “Wizard of Oz”-style. But what do we humans understand really well? Stories. And it turns out, studies on coping with breakups by communications researcher Jody Koenig Kellas find that creating a story about the relationship and the breakup seems to help people adjust better and faster. Essential elements in this seem to be relating your complete story in a “sequential” way (in order), having a narrative that hangs together and makes sense, and illustrating it with examples of things that happened and giving possible reasons for them. The need to mentally organize what happened into a detailed and coherent story pushes you to reflect on and make sense of your experience in ways that less directed thinking does not. What seems especially important for moving on is making meaning out of the situation — turning the ordeal into a learning experience that gives you hope for living more wisely (and less painfully) in the future. Kellas’ results dovetail with decades of research by psychologist James Pennebaker, who finds that “expressive writing” (similar to what Kellas recommends) speeds people’s recovery from emotional trauma. But say you hate to write. Research by social psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky finds that recording your story (say, with the voice memo app on your phone) also works. You could also just tell the story to a friend or a homeless guy at a bus stop. (Give him a few bucks for lending an ear.) Finally, consider the difference between healthy storytelling, used to find meaning in what you went through so you can move on, and unhealthy “rumination” — obsessively chewing and rechewing bits from your relationship without insight, solutions, or relief. Psychologist Susan Nolen-Hoeksema finds that this builds “a case for hopelessness,” prolonging distress and recovery. A powerful way to unbuild a case for hopelessness is by recognizing that you have some control over what happens to you. You get to this sense through accountability — admitting that you have some responsibility for your present situation (perhaps by ignoring red flags and
letting wishful thinking run the show). Sure, blaming someone else probably feels more gratifying in the moment. Unfortunately, this tends to lead to insights with limited utility — such as the revelation that Cheerios, oddly enough, do not actually cheer you up (not even when paired with a lactose-free milk substitute such as Jim Beam). ! GOT A problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or e-mail AdviceAmy@aol. com (www.advicegoddess.com) © 2017 Amy Alkon Distributed by Creators.Com.
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