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Try thinking of another name for a dinner party, and you might come up with the phrase “supper club.” MOON TIDE SUNDRIES has claimed the term for their “social dining experience,” another up-and-coming multi-course dinner, hosted in a Greensboro home for friends and strangers alike. 10 Stephen Roach, the founder of The BREATH & THE CLAY (TBTC), is happy to announce the fifth annual TBTC ticketed event on March 22-24, located at 7840 North Point Blvd., Winston-Salem. 11 ...those merry (and prolific) moviemakers at Wreak Havoc Productions are back with their latest cinematic offering – COUNTDOWN TO MIDNIGHT – which will have its world premiere March 7 at Marketplace Cinemas in Winston-Salem. 12 It’s not the nicest of terms, of course, but “HAGSPLOITATION” was the designation commonly given to a certain type of sub-genre that featured aging actresses in thrillers made during the 1960s and early ‘70s. (Some prefer the term “psycho-biddy,” which to me just sounds like another spoof of Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer,” like The Fools’ “Psycho Chicken.”) YES! WEEKLY

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DANCE AT THE VAN DYKE, a new dance series co-presented by ArtsGreensboro and Dance Project, will present a free, single-session advanced ballet master class with master teacher Michael Job open to advanced dancers ages 14 through adult on March 17. 14 Pastor Alph Lukau of Alleluia International Ministries in Johannesburg, South Africa, is facing lawsuits after a stunt in which he appeared to RESURRECT a dead man on Feb. 24. 20 A couple of weeks ago, YES! Weekly editor Katie Murawski told me that this issue was going to salute Wonder Women of the Triad, and asked if I would participate. Immediately, my thoughts turned to the first two WONDER WOMEN I ever met, both from the Triad. 21 VAN GOOSE makes hyperactive, slightly skewed party music. The grooves are a bit twitchy, and the singing veers toward the crazed. The Brooklyn-based quintet is the creative project of Shlomi Lavie, a drummer/multi-instrumentalist songwriter/ singer.

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WED 6-10 2019 ACC WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT WHAT: The 2019 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament will mark the 19th year the Coliseum has played host to the event, the most of any venue. WHEN: Wed-Sun: Various times WHERE: Greensboro Coliseum Complex. 1921 West Gate City Boulevard, Greensboro. MORE: $99 book (all games); $10 (individual session reserved); $7 (GA – select sessions)

FRI 8 PUDDLES PITY PARTY WHAT: The ‘Sad Clown with the Golden Voice’ is here with his heartfelt anthems and a suitcase full of Kleenex! This Pity Party is not all sadness and longing. The show is peppered with a brilliant sense of the absurd, mixing lots of humor with the awkward, tender moments. WHEN: 8-10 p.m. WHERE: The Carolina Theatre. 310 S Greene St, Greensboro. MORE: $37-52 tickets.

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WHAT: Join us for the fourth annual March Cruise-In! COMPLETELY FREE... No registration fee, free museum entry, free garage tours, food trucks & vendors on site including: The Grinder Cafe, Big John’s Catering and Concessions, Victory Donuts, Taqueria El Azteca & Taco Truck, Pursuit of Kraftiness, Johns Custom ShowBoards and Stands, and Four Saints Brewing Company. WHEN: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. WHERE: Petty’s Garage. 311 Branson Mill Rd., Randleman. MORE: Free event.

WHAT: We are pleased to bring CatVideoFest to aperture its all-new edition. Culled from countless hours of unique submissions, internet powerhouses, music videos and home movies, this festival of photogenic felines provides a joyous communal experience and also raises money for cats in need. What better way for us humans to come together than by watching cats? Program approximately 75 min. WHEN: 3-7 p.m. WHERE: a/perture cinema. 311 W 4th St, Winston-Salem. MORE: $12.50 tickets.

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Greensboro Roller Derby (GSORD) is gearing up to start the 2019 season off with Avatar: Roller Derby Invitational, which is open to skaters of all genders and skill levels. This co-ed, all-day event will take place at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds & Annex, located at 421 W. 27th St. on March 17 from noon to 5 p.m. There will be four bouts against the four teams representing the elements, Earth, Air, Fire, and Water, and will be made up of more than 90 skaters coming from all over North Carolina and the Southeast. Participating will be players, referees and non-skating officials from over 20 teams including GSORD, Collision Roller Derby, Bull City Roller Derby, Little City Roller Girls, River City Roller Derby, West Virginia Roller Derby, and Rail City Rollers. Enrolled skaters will be evenly distributed into teams by skill level and by which governing organization they skate for– Men’s Roller Derby Association (MRDA), Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), USA Roller Sports (USARS). Skaters will compete against each other for coveted Most Valuable Player titles of Best Blocker and Best Jammer for the Earth, Air, Fire, and Water teams. “I look forward to this Invitational every year,” said Greensboro Roller Derby skater and Avatar co-organizer Heather Alva, aka Kam N GetIt. “Not only do I get to skate with skaters from my league, but I also get to skate with skaters from all over the Southeast!” Alva said this would be her eighth year participating in this invitational. In the past, the invitational went by the name of

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“Girls and Guys Gone Wild,” however, the name was changed to accurately represent its inclusivity. Alva said each year she has noticed that more and more talented skaters are participating. “It’s great because you get to play with guys and girls of all types of skill levels and it’s just one big fun day of derby,” Alva said. “The theme changes every year as well so everyone gets to have a fun ‘boutfit’ if they chose to. There are tons of creative people in roller derby, and it’s great to see what everyone comes up with!” Alva said that there is a lot of hard work that goes into producing a full day of roller derby. “It is much more than just skating,” she said. “On top of that, there is track set up and coordinating the event, and the promotion and marketing side of it.” Alva said that in the end, it is rewarding for her to attend and be a part of making the invitational happen. “Once a big event like this is over, it is really great to see how all your league’s hard work went into putting on this great day of derby!” Avatar: Roller Derby Invitational is open to the public and tickets will be available at the door at a rate of $15 for adults 18 and up, $10 for students 13-18, and free for children ages 12 and under. There will also be an afterparty open to the public at Tee Time Sports & Spirits, located at 3040 Healy Dr. in Winston-Salem. For more information about Avatar: Roller Derby Invitational, visit the Facebook event page and Greensboro Roller Derby website. !

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ry thinking of another name for a dinner party, and you might come up with the phrase “supper club.” Moon Tide Sundries has claimed the term for their “social dining experience,” another up-and-coming multi-course dinner, hosted in a Greensboro home for friends

and strangers alike. It’s led by Will and Alex Sanders, both new to the food scene and looking to make their splash in the growing pool of local dinner-party curators. On Feb. 23, the menus were laid at each place setting, nine in total, with a long list of local ingredients and hand-crafted dishes, ready to be admired by guests. The candles were lit, the fresh flowers were arranged, and the custom Spotify playlist filled the room with an extra layer of ambiance to distract from the silent anticipation. There would be seven courses for Will to prepare in their small kitchen. It’s just big enough to fit the couple back-to-back without jabbing elbows, but not if someone opens the oven. With my newfound obsession of dinner party camaraderie and unique dishes, I knew I had to check them out, and I was lucky enough to catch them before their trip North. They would be hosting dinner party number seven in Boston while visiting friends, and this was my chance to give them the spotlight they deserved back here in the Triad. Alex broke the ice with a house-made green-tea based drink, infused with mint, lemon, cucumber and topped off with a bit of seltzer water, as we each settled into our seats. It was light, refreshing, and was a clear indicator of the details Alex and Will are putting into each and every aspect of their supper club Sunday nights. But it wasn’t long before the kitchen was heating up and the plates were making their rounds. The first course was a deviled duck egg, marinated in a soy-sauce based mixture, cut in half, and featured a more traditional deviled egg filling (mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, the like). The filling was then topped with a spicy roasted red pepper sauce, described as similar to harissa (a YES! WEEKLY

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red pepper spread), with much less oil. Each one was garnished with a crisp sweet potato chip and freshly-chopped chives. The egg was tender and sweet, the red pepper sauce had a lingering spice, and the creamy filling tied it all together. The sweet potato chip gave just enough of a crunch that the bite wasn’t too soft or squishy. Yes, I just used the word squishy, and surely you’ve experienced that texture before. Needless to say, the first course was just enough to start us off. More, please? Not a chance.

The second course was a twice baked sweet potato, made with fermented garlic honey and plated over a spread of olive-oil aioli. Will explained the chemistry behind his fermented garlic honey, which starts with both raw honey (the thicker, creamy, less-golden honey) and raw garlic, with a little lemon and fish sauce. All mingled together over time, marrying their flavors, and were eventually mixed into the mashed sweet potato, before filling it back into the crisp skins. These were not Thanksgiving sweet

potatoes. Buttery, spicy, warm and savory, of course, but the olive oil aioli gave just a bit of tartness to each bite, and keeping them in the skin allowed for that same great balance of texture throughout. The third course was a beef salad made with skirt steak, kale, cucumber kimchi and a light vinaigrette. The steak was rubbed with salt and ground coffee to soak in a richer flavor, cooked medium rare and sliced over the fresh, bitter kale and bright cucumber kimchi. The kimchi was the real star here: spicy, perfectly

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ing field by enjoying a meal that has been specifically tailored to give you a bonding experience. Memories and full stomachs that you can leave with, knowing that people respect you, love you and care about you, even if you never see them again. I left Moon Tide Sundries with an even higher respect for people willing to hold conversations about tough topics, look past the heaviness within our world, and eat food that means something more than just the use of a knife and fork. That’s (almost) exactly what Moon Tide Sundries means to Will and Alex. The “moon” refers to the phases of life, the “tide” references the coming and going of all things, and “sundries” aligns with their method of no specific style, theme or culture. Moon Tide Sundries brings people together, one dish at a time. ! crisp, and a great addition to a salad that could have been just a bit too hearty without it. The fourth course was a call to Will’s origins in food experimentation: a pork taco with a house-made tortilla, spicy Sriracha sauce, ricotta salata, jicama, plantain chips and fresh cilantro. There’s a lot going on here, so let’s break it down a bit. Starting with the house-made tortilla, it had the key chewy texture (not too hard, not too fragile) and didn’t lose its ability to hold throughout bites. The shredded pork shank was savory and tender, and I ultimately decided it should be on every taco I order in the future. It paired well with the ricotta salata, which is salted ricotta that isn’t quite as tart as your traditional ricotta but still has the same soft texture. In each bite, there was a slightly fruity flavor that I just couldn’t put my finger on. It was the jicama, a white “Mexican radish,” that was not bitter or strong like other radishes, but a great component to lighten the flavors a bit. The fresh squeeze of lime and cilantro were the crucial details, and the plantain chips were unbelievably thin and crisp. Disclaimer: the fifth course was my favorite savory dish of the night. I am not responsible for any future cravings you may have after reading further. Malfatti pasta, a gnocchi-like dish that roughly translates to “misshapen” pasta in Italian, is made with less flour than regular pasta to get an even richer flavor overall, and Will nailed it. But it didn’t stop there. The ricotta-parmigiana-parsley malfatti was placed on top of a portion of chorizo and black beans. If you’re like me, you’re probably wondering what the hell is going on here. Will described the malfatti as having a CheezIt crust (which heavily piqued my interWWW.YESWEEKLY.COM

est), whereas the black beans and chorizo were more like a thick stew without a broth. None of the descriptions mattered once I took the first bite. Soft, Cheez-It-y, a little salty and absolutely delicious. Who would have thought that an Italian pasta over Venezuelan-style chorizo and beans would be a match made in heaven? It was the perfect representation of a blending of cultures. They can bring out the best in each other, regardless of preconceived notions. The sixth course was the only one that didn’t sing for me. Duck soup with housemade egg fettuccine, sliced duck, lemon foam, black garlic oil and chopped green onion. The broth was well-balanced but very meat-focused, and having not really liked duck prior (regardless of the dish or preparation), it didn’t convert me to being a fan. The egg noodles were filling, and the broth was thin enough to not overlystuff you if you finished the bowl. I liked the lemon foam to add a little brightness, but it just wasn’t my forte. The final course (and my favorite), had me wondering if I could manage to find and steal whatever was left after getting the first bite. Dessert. Often what I am most critical of —and make the most of in my own kitchen— this might have been one of the best I’ve ever had. A coconut pie with graham cracker crust, salted caramel, coconut custard and turmeric whipped cream. From the bottom up, this pie was incredible. The graham cracker crust was salty and just like a Samoa cookie without the chocolate (even better, in my opinion). The custard was creamy, especially having been made with coconut milk, and the turmeric whipped cream didn’t have a spice or noticeable flavor by itself, but when paired with the rest, was an earthy component that tied

the entire flavor palate with a perfectly tied bow. I’ve been dreaming about having another slice ever since. Maybe you’re not yet convinced of a “supper club” atmosphere. If the food hasn’t gotten you on board, you should consider just how profound it is to gather around a table with people you may not have ever encountered and level the play-

JENNIFER ZELESKI is a senior Communication major at High Point University, who is always eager to cook, eat and listen. Her many food adventures can be followed on Instagram @jayz_eats.

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and this night is free and open to the public. On both Friday and Saturday nights, the café and gallery open at 5 p.m. to the public, free of charge for the Gallery Crawl from 7-9 p.m. with coffee roasters. Ned Bustard, of Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA), will jury this pop-up weekend gallery. Bustard is the curator of Square Halo Gallery, a children’s book illustrator, an author and printmaker. On March 22, registration opens at 5 p.m., and the ticketed event continues with various artists. Roach said that the 1 p.m. Creative Community Luncheon is sold out. Collective Worship begins at 7 p.m. featuring Molly Skaggs, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist; Aaron Strumpel, singer-songwriter; Kierre Bjorn, international worship leader, songwriter; and the Chadash Dance Company. Keynote speakers follow at 8 p.m. on Friday and will be emceed by Luke Hambrecht, pastor and story brand guide. Speakers include Stephen Roach, multiinstrumentalist, songwriter; public-speaker and poet Amena Brown; author, spoken-word poet, speaker and event host, Emily P. Freeman; Wall Street Journal best-selling author CJ Casciotta; Vesper Stamper, Golden Kite award-winning author and illustrator; Ray Hughes, storyteller, poet and artist; and Justina Stevens, visual artist and art director for Cageless Birds ucls.uncg.edu Collective.

tephen Roach, the founder of The Breath & the Clay (TBTC), is happy to announce the fifth annual TBTC ticketed event on March 22-24, located at 7840 North Terry Rader Point Blvd., WinstonSalem. The Breath & the Clay event is a Contributor creative arts gathering that explores the intersections of art, faith and culture. It is comprised of a curated art gallery, keynote talks, performances, a live podcast and a time of collective worship. Roach said the event begins on Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. with a pre-event Prayer & Worship hosted by Burn 24/7

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On March 23, various speakers will lead up to the concert. He said that tickets for Saturday night’s concert might be purchased for $35 for those not attending the entire weekend event. Concert performances begin at 7 p.m. with John Mark McMillan, artist and platinumselling songwriter followed by Josh Garrels, singer-songwriter at 8 p.m. Roach said the concert would be followed by an after-party ticketed event ($30 for ages 21 and up) at 9:30 p. m. at Footnote Coffee & Cocktails for drinks, music and conversations. Roach’s cinematic-folk band, Songs of Water, has written and recorded six albums and contributed music to independent films and commercials as well as the works of recording artists Ricky Skaggs, Jonathan David Helser, John Mark McMillan and many others. Roach travels internationally, performing and conducting workshops and keynotes on creativity and the pursuit of God. In 2014, Roach said that he shared with his friend, Matt Peterson his dream of creating an environment to explore how art and faith complement one another and work together. Peterson, the pastor of Awake Church in Winston-Salem, asked Roach, “Why don’t you host an event at our church?” Several months later they hosted the first TBTC gathering, and Roach said he was shocked that around 100 people showed up. Due to the email requests, they are now in their fifth year and are anticipating about 500 attendees for this year’s event. Awake Church continues to help host this event. Roach said that many of the artists travel from other parts of the world, so rehearsal time is limited. They do a lot of preliminary work, exchanging ideas back and forth remotely and then spend the week before tightening it all up. He encourages people to connect and submit their works for upcoming events. Roach said they had never intended it to be a yearly event. It started as a community of friends who got together around retreats and events. Many of the presenters are people he’s met in his

travels, or they are people whose work he resonates with, and he invites them to participate. Makers & Mystics – The Official Podcast of the Breath & the Clay keeps the conversation going throughout the year and has grown to have 13,000 subscribers with a five-star rating on iTunes. Roach said he was surprised to see what a hunger there is in people to talk about what they are doing as artists in exploring the intersections of art, spirituality and culture. “I’ve always had this sense that there is something inherently spiritual about art,” Roach said. “Nothing touches the deep places within us quite like a song or a poem or a beautiful performance. Over the years I have come to believe that healthy spirituality leads to creativity…and points beyond itself to a larger conversation.” Roach said that for the future, he envisions a four to five-day event stretched over four city blocks in multiple locations to include a poetry slam, a film showing, a song sharing forum or social justice and arts discussion held in another. “We would really like to contribute to Winston-Salem’s identity as the City of Arts and Innovation and then grow the local chapter to other places.” ! TERRY RADER is a freelance writer, storyteller, poet, singer/songwriter, wellness herbalist and owner, Paws n’ Peace o’ Mind cat/dog/house sitting

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The Countdown has begun! Mere months after premiering its latest short, Trouble Will Cause, which delved into the real-life mystery surrounding the Lawson Family murders on Christmas Day 1929, those merry (and proMark Burger lific) moviemakers at Wreak Havoc ProducContributor tions are back with their latest cinematic offering – Countdown to Midnight – which will have its world premiere March 7 at Marketplace Cinemas in Winston-Salem. A sequel to Wreak Havoc’s popular 2017 “found-footage” horror short Midnight Shift, which will also be screened Thursday, Countdown to Midnight sees Joan Schuermeyer reprising her role as the intrepid exorcist Rev. Eliza Obadiah, this time confronted with a dilemma less supernatural than before – but no less perilous. Writer/producer/director Dan Sellers hadn’t planned on following up Midnight Shift “but was always asked at film festivals if there would be a feature-length adaptation,” he recalled. “As a filmmaker, I’m always interested in moving forward and telling new stories. “However, I loved the main character of the exorcist, Rev. Obadiah, and I knew there was a lot of potential to expand that

character. I knew from the start that the follow-up couldn’t be another demonicpossession story, but I wanted to find her once again in a very dangerous situation and forced to make a difficult decision. Like Midnight Shift, Countdown to Midnight finds the protagonist in a deadly scenario at the messy intersection of church and state, as Rev. Obadiah is used to negotiate with a suicide cult hell-bent on destruction.” Sellers and much of the film’s production team will be on hand Thursday for a postscreening discussion. “I’m very pleased with Countdown to Midnight and can’t wait to present it to our cast and crew and then to a wider audience,” Sellers said. “There’s nothing better than to watch an audience be on the edge of their seats. We have tentative plans to do even more with this character and to perhaps include both Midnight Shift and Countdown to Midnight into a horror anthology featuring Rev. Obadiah.” This is only the latest in a long line of projects for Sellers and Wreak Havoc, which already includes the Wreak Havoc Film Buffs Podcast (which is self-explanatory) and the Carolina Haints Podcast (which explores legends and myths of the Tar Heel State), as well as the annual Wreak Havoc Horror Film Festival held at

the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro. “We decided to do something special for our 100th episode of the Wreak Havoc Film Buffs Podcast, and on March 26 we’ll be performing a live reading of Smokey and the Bandit at Monstercade in WinstonSalem,” Sellers said. “We did a regular episode on Smokey several years ago with our friend Chad Hunt as the guest, so we’re having Chad back to play the Bandit, while my co-host and producing partner Sammie Cassell as Cledus, and I’ll be performing as Sheriff Buford T. Justice. We’ve never done this before, but we know it’ll be a lot of fun for our audience. We recently got a chance to rehearse the script and my sides are still hurting from laughing so hard!” If that wasn’t enough, Wreak Havoc will soon go into production with Sea Salt Wind, a dramatic short directed by Zack Fox (cinematographer of Countdown to Midnight and Trouble Will Cause), and are in pre-production with Uncle Otto’s Truck, an adaptation of the short story by Stephen King, originally published in King’s best-selling 1985 anthology Skeleton Crew. That, Sellers said, “is the next big thing on our plate, and we’ve recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise the necessary funds. We’ve obtained the rights from

Mr. King to make the film, (and) the plan is to host the world premiere at the fifth annual Wreak Havoc Horror Film Festival. But first we have to raise the funds; we made a small ‘proof-of-concept’ video that can be found on the campaign’s page or the official Facebook page for Uncle Otto’s Truck featuring our lead actor Mike Burke. The film will also star comedienne Jennie Stencel in a leading role and will feature frequent collaborators Tom Gore and Sammie Cassell. We plan to go into production this summer in North Carolina.” (For information about that project, see

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ uncle-otto-s-truck or https://www. spreaker.com/user/wreakhavocproductions/help-wreak-havoc-make-uncleottos-truck_1.) ! See MARK BURGER’s reviews of current movies on Burgervideo.com. © 2019, Mark Burger.

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The crying shame

BY MATT BRUNSON

t’s not the nicest of terms, of course, but “hagsploitation” was the designation commonly given to a certain type of sub-genre that featured aging actresses in thrillers made during the 1960s and early ‘70s. (Some prefer the term “psycho-biddy,” which to me just sounds like another spoof of Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer,” like The Fools’ “Psycho Chicken.”) Kicking off with the 1962 Bette Davis-Joan Crawford hit What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, the genre exploded over the next 10-odd years, with Davis, Crawford, Geraldine Page, Tallulah Bankhead and other seasoned actresses camping it up in such endeavors as Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte, Strait-Jacket, What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? , Die! Die! My Darling, and many more. As with all film fads, the well — and box office receipts — eventually dried up, but movie fans have been left with what, on balance, remain entertaining terror tales, many bearing Grand Guignol stylings. Greta ( ) is seemingly a throwback to the “hagsploitation” flicks of yore. It was co-written and directed by Neil Jordan, an accomplished filmmaker whose absence from the cinematic scene has been so conspicuous in recent years that many movie theaters have placed “Have You Seen This Man?” posters throughout their lobbies. A once-dazzling director whose output included such gems as The Crying Game (for which he won a Best Original Screenplay Oscar) and The Company of Wolves, Jordan hasn’t helmed a theatrical feature since 2012. It’s hard to see Greta as any sort of triumphant comeback or victory lap, as it’s a tepid thriller that begins promisingly before simultaneously jumping the tracks, jumping the shark, and jumping off a cliff. Chloe Grace Moretz plays Frances McMullen, a sweet kid living in New York City with her more assertive roommate Erica (Maika Monroe). Still coping with the death of her mother and miffed at her dad (Colm Feore) for moving on, Frances one day discovers a handbag that’s been left on a subway car. Finding an address inside, she returns the purse to its rightful owner: Greta Hideg (Isabelle Huppert), a Frenchwoman with a deceased husband, an estranged daughter, and a former career as a piano teacher. Greta and Frances quickly become friends, and they spend so much time together that Erica wonders if Frances views Greta as a

substitute mother. Frances is offended by the suggestion, but before she can truly analyze her feelings, she accidentally discovers a whole cabinet of handbags in Greta’s home, thus realizing that the older woman routinely leaves them in subways as a way to meet young females. Understandably put off by this deception, Frances abruptly ends her relationship with Greta. But, like Glenn Close’s Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction, Greta is not going to be ignored. She leaves Frances approximately 893 voice mail and text messages before finally showing up at both her apartment and her place of employment. Naturally, the police are useless, Dad’s in another city and Erica also has to start dealing with Greta’s disturbed behavior. And after Frances rebuffs her one time too many, Greta takes drastic action — one that eventually results in the necessity of a private investigator (Jordan regular Stephen Rea) on the scene. What eventually promises to be a psychological thriller soon sheds any pretensions and emerges as yet another dumdum schlockbuster that’s short on logic but towering in terms of obvious twists, minimal suspense, and unintended camp. The plotholes (particularly the one needed to jump-start the climax) are so deep that a broken leg is a possibility when viewing this thing, and character development is painted in only the broadest strokes (the biggest victim

is the well-meaning father played by Feore, whose dimensions are teased then dropped, much like the character itself). Moretz and Monroe deliver earnest performances, and they’re especially ingratiating together — in fact, they’re so comfortable with each other that I originally assumed they were lesbian lovers before I quickly remembered this was a mainstream American movie, and there would be more chance of seeing neo-Nazis or serial killers as sympathetic protagonists before witnessing heroic homosexuals. As for Huppert’s performance, that’s a matter of taste. Certainly, many will love seeing her go the looney-tunes route with her ham-on-wry turn, but others will feel slightly embarrassed that this award-winning legend — the Meryl Streep of France, with more Cesar nominations than any other actress — is camping it up in a role in which she’s ultimately miscast (after all, Greta is supposed to be scary and intimidating, and Huppert is neither). Still, Huppert’s role as a piano teacher in Greta at least points the way toward a rental suggestion that better shows off her sizable acting chops. That would be Michael Haneke’s 2001 The Piano Teacher, for which Huppert won the Best Actress prize at Cannes for her portrayal of a sexually repressed woman who enters into a potentially dangerous relationship with a young student. That prickly drama offers the sort of tension and intrigue largely missing from this hag-drag. !

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ance at the Van Dyke, a new dance series co-presented by ArtsGreensboro and Dance Project, will present a free, single-session advanced ballet master class with master teacher Michael Job open to advanced dancers ages 14 through adult on March 17. The purpose of the class is to increase the visibility of classical ballet in our community, as well as in the Van Dyke Performance Space; bring together dancers from different training programs in the area; offer an affordable, high-caliber class for advanced ballet students, including live musical accompaniment; and engage the community by welcoming observers of all ages to the class. The community is invited to observe the class and participate in a Q&A session to follow. This is a rare opportunity to see inside the ballet studio and witness the structure of a class and the methods used to coach advanced dancers – as well as the hard work that dancers put in long before they appear on stage. The class is free for participants, but registration is required. Please visit https://danceproject.org/balletmasterclass/to register. Dancers must be 14 years or older, working at an advanced level. Contact anne@danceproject.org with questions about the class. Michael Job is currently an Instructor in the Dance Department of UNCG’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. He was Principal Dancer with the Atlanta Ballet and the Boston Ballet, and a company member of with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, the Houston Ballet, the Dallas Ballet, and the Dutch National Ballet. He has over 30 years’ experience as a choreographer, teacher, and classical ballet repertory coach with The Dayton Ballet, the School of the Washington Ballet, The Juilliard School, and STEPS on Broadway. He received his early ballet training in his hometown of

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and believes in the importance of community-based, professional-quality classical ballet training. About Dance at The Van Dyke Dance at The Van Dyke is an annual dance performance season featuring local, regional, and national artists, copresented by ArtsGreensboro and Dance Project. The Van Dyke Performance Space aspires to establish Greensboro as a recognized destination for dance artists and audiences. Dance at the Van Dyke will become a leading resource in Greensboro, NC that serves to elevate and enhance the opportunities for dance artists as well as expand audiences for the field of dance. Dance at the Van Dyke aims to have a positive impact on the cultural life on our city, state and region, building a stronger, more cohesive arts community. Through performance presentations, educational activities and community engagement, Dance at the Van Dyke serves to nurture the longevity of local dance artists as well as foster lifelong relationships with dance as an art form. About ArtsGreensboro is the only organization dedicated to strengthening the entire arts landscape in our community, which means that our contributors and volunteers have a wide impact on thousands: local audiences, students, teachers, artists, and families. We support arts events, projects, facilities, school arts programs, artists, and a local arts economy that contributes over $162 million annually back into our city. The purpose of ArtsGreensboro is to lead and serve our creative community both as a financial resource and catalyst toward innovation, excellence, and sustainability – in order to harness the power of the arts to educate and inspire, connect people across all cultures to build a stronger community, and make Greensboro a vibrant and healthy place to live and work. !

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Pastor Alph Lukau of Alleluia International Ministries in Johannesburg, South Africa, is facing lawsuits after a stunt in which he appeared to resurrect a dead man Chuck Shepherd on Feb. 24. Sowetan News reported that a video of the incident shows Lukau placing his hands on the man’s stomach as he lay in the coffin, when suddenly the man, identified as Elliott, begins to gasp for air and sits up. “Can you see what happened?” Lukau exclaims in the video. “This man died since Friday, he was in the mortuary. ... Devil, I told you wherever I find you I will kick you.” Pastor Rochelle Kombou said the hearse driver heard noises coming from the coffin and ran away as soon as they arrived at the church. “I was screaming,” she said. “I saw his tongue moving. ... The man of God completed the miracle by praying because prayer is the key.” The lawsuits, meanwhile, stem from the misrepresentation of the situation to three funeral parlors, whose services were sought by church officials; a

coffin was bought from one and the hearse was hired from another. Prince Mafu, who is representing the funeral homes, said the matter had been reported to the Jeppe police station for further investigation.

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Christopher Thomas Knox, 37, of Hillsboro, Oregon, thought he was just calling for help when his car became stuck in the snow in Clatsop State Forest on Feb. 15. He didn’t count on Clatsop County sheriff’s deputies putting two and two together: In the car with Knox was a 13-year-old girl from King County, Washington. He initially introduced her to responding officers as his daughter, but they quickly determined the minor had been lured from her home. The Oregonian reported that Knox had started an online relationship with the girl’s mother, and the girl left home without her parents’ knowledge or consent. Along the way, Knox allegedly sexually abused her twice, according to the sheriff’s office. Knox was arrested for attempted second-degree rape and first-degree custodial interference.

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Volleyball players at the University of Kansas had reported to Lawrence, Kansas,

police a number of break-ins over 2017 and 2018, but it was the list of missing items that was most puzzling: swimsuit bottoms, socks, shoes — and many pairs of underwear. After a spring break 2018 incident, police got a lead in the case: Surveillance video captured a suspect vehicle that had a dealership sticker in the window. The Lawrence Journal-World reported that officers worked with the local dealership, which had loaned the car to Skyler N. Yee, 23, while his own car was being serviced. Yee, a volunteer assistant volleyball coach since 2016, was arrested and charged with 15 counts of burglary, property damage and theft after police searched his home in early February, where they found a 40-drawer plastic storage container full of women’s underwear, with each drawer labeled with a player’s name; six other containers with underwear; and bags containing pink high heels, boots, a sundress and a jumpsuit that victims had reported missing, along with jewelry, sex toys and other items. Yee resigned from his position in mid-January; KU Athletics spokesman Jim Marchiony said, “We have taken precautions to ensure that he is not permitted to be anywhere near the volleyball program.”

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On Feb. 13, Nina Harris of Kentucky told her husband, Allan, that she wanted tulips for Valentine’s Day. As she explains it: “He wasn’t paying attention. He just said, ‘Yes, I know.’ When I got up, I had my first cup of coffee, and he said, ‘Oh, your turnips are here.’ And I said, ‘Turnips?!’” Nina told WPVI TV. Allan’s story is slightly sweeter: “I ... put the turnips in the bucket that says ‘I Love You’ on it,” he said. “I went in there, got her coffee — and here you go!” Allan, who admitted he wasn’t really listening when Nina requested tulips, later made it up to her by getting her the flowers AND candy and balloons.

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Filipino medicine man Angelito Oreta, 55, has an unusual method of protecting himself and his home from thieves and attackers. He and his followers raid fresh graves near Manila to steal the kneecaps from corpses. Oreta uses a scalpel to remove the patella, then soaks the bone in coconut oil for several days to dissolve the skin. Once dried, the bones can be found scattered around his home or worn around his neck. “The benefit that the guardian angels from the patellas will bring is that they will help your livelihood,” Oreta explained to Metro News. “The kneecaps are used for protection. Or they also work as a shield.” Oreta gifts the bones to his trusted friends and followers. !

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n honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day on March 8, we decided to highlight all the “wonder women” living in the Triad, who either own their businesses or are in leadership positions. Joy Nelson Thomas is the executive director and founder of LEAD Girls of NC, Inc. Learning Everyday Accomplishing Dreams was founded in 2015 as a nonprofit organization created to help at-risk preteen girls living in Winston-Salem. LEAD is dedicated to providing the tools and resources that low-income, at-risk preteen girls must have to become productive citizens and active leaders in the community. Using an evidence-based curriculum, LEAD encourages and mentors girls to aspire and achieve greatness academically, emotionally and creatively. Everything that the girls engage in at LEAD is research-based. Thomas said that “ numbers don’t lie,” and their research-based peer support groups work. Partnered with priority schools in Forsyth County, the program is a proven success with more than 300 girls already completing LEAD Girls training. She said another 120 will complete the program in the 2018-2019 school year. She believes that “together we’re stronger, and it’s important to be a woman of your word.” As the founder of LEAD, she is passionate about helping

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young girls in their developing stages. For more information about LEAD Girls of NC, visit the website, www.leadgirls. org. Viki Glaze is the owner of Viki Glaze Accessories based in Winston-Salem. She is originally from Venezuela and is new to the Triad. Supported by a strong group of “Fearless Women,” she has created an amazing brand of accessories. Glaze began working with her hands making hair accessories at the age of 5. She said that since moving to WinstonSalem with her family, business has been booming. Each piece is unique, and 100 percent made by hand. Her designs are inspired by beauty, kindness and strength. Glaze said that VGA is designed for confident and free women that are not afraid to be themselves and show it to the world. Viki believes in “ women supporting women. And the power we have when we work together.” For more information and to purchase accessories visit her website, www.vikiglaze.com/ and follow her Instagram page @vikiglaze. Eva Ogden is the senior vice president of Pinnacle Financial Partners, located at 207 E. Main St. in Jamestown. Their mission is to be the best financial services firm and the best place to work in the Southwest. “Pinnacle Finance focuses on business owners, building support for them,” Ogden said. She was also the president of the Jamestown Association from 2017-2018.

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Ogden is responsible for business development, and deposit and loan growth of consumer and small business portfolios at Pinnacle. She also manages the daily office operations including hiring, training, coaching and supervision of associates. Ogden teaches Pinnacle Mastermind classes for small business owners and is also the co-chair with Women in Motion leadership committee of High Point. Women in Motion is a volunteer-led initiative that enables women to combine their charitable donations and provides significant grants focused on the critical needs of women, children and families living in the greater High Point community. Ogden said racial equality and social rights inspire her. Being a member of the Latina community, she said social justice is her passion and that giving back and helping others keeps her going. “Having mentors is the key to being a leader,” she said of advice she has for women in leadership positions. For more information about Women in Motion visit the website, www.womeninmotionhp.org/l-paul-brayton-family-and-women-in-motion/ and www. mypinnacle.com/. Monica and Ann Lawson are the mother-daughter duo who own and operate Sweetbuns Bakery, located at 116-C E. Main St., in Jamestown. Sweetbuns is new to the area and has been open for about three weeks. Monica Lawson has always enjoyed

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baking desserts. She said she specializes in various occasion cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes, cinnamon rolls, doughnuts, and more. She said serving tasty desserts for her family and friends out of home became too hectic. With the help of her mother Ann, the two have successfully opened a storefront. For information visit there Facebook page Sweetbuns or contact them via email @sweetbunsbakedgoods, via telephone at 336-781-3019 or stop by the store. Jennifer Ruppe is the executive director of the Guilford Green Foundation, located at 1205 W. Bessemer Ave. Ste 226 in Greensboro. The Guilford Green Foundation strives to build a united, thriving community in the greater Greensboro area. The Foundation focuses on members of the LGBTQ community by providing financial support for nonprofits and by hosting programs and initiatives. Ruppe said that she identifies with the LGBTQ community and is passionate about helping others. Anyone is welcome to stop by the center for support or any questions or concerns. As the executive director, she said she faces the same discriminations as other nonprofit organizations, but that doesn’t stop her. Her advice for other women who would like to have their own business or nonprofit organization is to “ claim your space, do not try to fit into the norms and let your voice be heard.” For more information on the Guilford

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Shereen Gomaa moved from Egypt to the Triad in the early 2000s and started her nonprofit Delicious by Shereen, “to help the refugee women of our community to use their skills of cooking to earn money and provide for their family.” Delicious by Shereen is a catering service that emphasizes authentic Egyptian and Middle Eastern cuisine. Gomaa said that she has gotten a lot of support from the Winston-Salem community and being able to share her cuisine with others is a rewarding part of her job. But she said it isn’t easy having financial restrictions. “We don’t have that much catering business,” she said. “For me, I love when we will be able to open a small place just for take away.” She said by having a storefront and more consistent business, the women she employs will have better economic stability. “If you love what you are doing, you will be successful,” she said. “If there is a mission behind your food it will give you strength and make you unique, and differentiate you from others.” Delicious by Shereen will be catering the Every Campus a Refuge event at Pugh Auditorium, 1834 Wake Forest Rd., at Wake Forest University on March 6 at 7:30 p.m. For more information about Delicious by Shereen, visit the website, www.deliciousbyshereen.com/.

part--and why I started Mary’s Mavens--is because the South has a strong ‘good ol’ boy’ system and that was prevalent in the restaurant business.” She said she was treated condescendingly when she first started and had to work twice as hard to get half as far as a man in the industry. She did not want another woman to go through feeling isolated with no support. Haglund said Mary’s Mavens is a free support group that meets once a month and is made up of over 1,700 members of female artists and entrepreneurs networking with each other in a safe environment. “It is an exciting time to be a woman in Winston-Salem,” she said. “We have an unusually high percentage of female business owners, as far as per capita.” Some advice Haglund has for women who want to start their own business is to write a mission statement, stick to their vision and “never see obstacles as stop signs.” “I do not believe in the word failure,” she said. “Anything that might have been viewed as a failure, I viewed as a learning experience.” Mary’s Gourmet Diner is open MondayFriday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Belanger loves owning her own business because of her varied schedule and because she loves busting stereotypes. “When people ask what I do, they don’t expect to hear, ‘I’m a carpenter who also plays rockabilly guitar,’” she wrote. Her advice to women interested in starting their own business in a predominately male-dominated field is to develop skills, build relationships, keep learning, network, stand their ground, trust themselves, don’t try to please everyone and “be good to people, including yourself.” “If you work hard and create a business that is built around being your best self, you will have no competition,” she wrote. “No one can be a better you than you. This idea has served me well over many years.” Belanger said Mystery Hillbillies would be playing at Prissy Polly’s in Kernersville on March 21 and Earl’s in Winston-Salem on April 19. For more information about Jill of Many Trades, visit the website (www.jill-of-many-trades.business.site/) and Facebook page.

Mary Haglund is the founder of Mary’s Gourmet Diner and the creator of Mary’s Mavens Facebook group. She said she was not a professionally-trained chef and did not have a set business plan when she opened Mary’s Gourmet Diner, located at 723 N. Trade St. about 20 years ago. “It all worked out, I mean there have been many tough times, but the hardest

Michelle Belanger is the singer and guitarist from the band Mystery Hillbillies, which plays vintage country, Western swing, rockabilly, boogie, and blues. She is also the owner of Jill of Many Trades carpentry business. Belanger wrote in an email that she has been a carpenter for 30 years and started Jill of Many Trades five years ago. “I love helping people make their homes more practical and beautiful,” she wrote.

Kandi Villano is the co-owner and CEO of Computer and Technology Solutions. CATS has been in Winston-Salem for five years, and Villano wrote in an email that she has been in the IT field in Winston-Salem for over 20 years. Villano is also the vice president of the year-round Pride Winston-Salem and has actively volunteered with the nonprofit for six years. She said she enjoys being self-employed because she has more control in the direction her company is going. However, she said being a female business owner in a male-dominated field has been frustrating at times. MARCH 6-12, 2019 YES! WEEKLY

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“We have had ‘WOW’ moments when people realize that we are women in this field,” she wrote. “We have had many that were thrilled and thought it was cool and then we have had people who doubted what we know because we were female, and subsequently either lose a bid or had to prove what we knew.” Her advice for women looking to be their own boss is to be willing to put in the time and effort, adapt to customers, have determination, and not let working in a male-dominated field “back you off.” Villano said she runs a weekly referral group called, “The Best Damn Referral Group,” that meets at Footnote Coffee & Cocktails in Winston-Salem every Friday. For more information about CATS, visit www.catsws.com. Abby Catoe is native to WinstonSalem but lives on her farm in East Bend. Catoe owns her own landscaping company and the new thrift shop Annie’s Hope, located at 5365-B Reynolda Rd., Winson-Salem. She wrote in an email that she grew up in a home of domestic violence “and married into it as well.” She went to Divinity School in 2015 and started Annie’s Hope Center for Growing and Healing, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that, “seeks to provide safe housing and resources for women survivors of domestic violence.” Catoe wrote that other than the benefits from the Women’s Business Enterprise designation of contracts, she gets the satisfaction of knowing that she “stands out from the crowd.” On the other side of it, she has not been taken seriously. As for advice she has for women who want to own a business one day, she wrote, “One must be very disciplined and

focused to manage a business enterprise. It takes great dedication and a constant drive for success. I don’t mean financial success; just succeeding in keeping the business alive.” Catoe wants women (stay-at-home moms, CEOS, civil servants, etc.) to remember that they offer strength and talent to the world, and are capable of doing anything their male-counterparts can do. “Also, in this time of #timesup and #metoo, we women need to be vigilant about not allowing any misogynistic behaviors from men and even other women to influence our actions.” Annie’s Hope is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. DeUnna Hendrix is the head coach for women’s basketball at High Point University. Hendrix started as an assistant coach and moved up to head coach position seven years ago. Hendrix said being a head coach is not just leading practices and games; she said she also has to help with marketing, budgeting, and career development for her players. “If you are looking for hardships if you are looking for challenges and adversity you are going to find it,” she said of her job. “But I also think on the flip side, if you are looking for opportunities and the good, you are going to find it as well.” Hendrix said her position of power is significant because representation matters in a sport like basketball, where the majority of players are black women. She said she takes pride and ownership of being the head coach because she can empathize with her players and know what they are going through. That, for her, is a rewarding part of being the head coach. Hendrix said that women aspiring

to be in a leadership position should be themselves and be true to who they are. “Don’t put limits on yourself; everyone is so quick to put limits on you for you,” she said. “Walk around and truly feel like you are limitless and have no boundaries.” The last home game for the women’s basketball team is against UNC Asheville on March 6 at 7 p.m. Tu Sen is the owner of 98 Asian Bistro, located at 1800 N Main St #106 in High Point and was named 2016’s Business Woman of the Year from the High Point Chamber of Commerce. Sen has worked in the restaurant industry since she was 16. She said she always dreamed of owning her restaurant, but she knew it wasn’t going to be easy. She said that women go through a lot daily and she wanted to create a restaurant with women in mind. “I wanted to create a restaurant for women to come in and relax, and feel beautiful,” she said. Sen said convincing people to believe in her is not easy, but she has been very lucky in High Point. “I think the number one thing you don’t want to tell a woman with a drive is ‘no,’” she said. “We will always push ourselves harder to do it, and that is why it has gotten me this far.” Sen said education is key for those wanting to own their own business and some advice she would give other women looking to start their own venture is to work for what they want, not give up and to believe in themselves. “Be a good listener; there are many people out there that give good advice,” she said. “For a young lady, you have so much opportunity out there whether it is school or your community. You have a lot of great people to reach out. What

we have now is a lot better than what we had 10 years ago.” Sen said 98 Asian Bistro has expanded and she hopes to have her new events center open for the Furniture Market in April. 98 Asian Bistro is open TuesdayThursday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and from 5 to 9:30 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and from 5 to 10 p.m., and on Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. Katie Marshall is a trainer, speaker and coach based in Greensboro who specializes in presentation skill and communication strategy. Her business is called Creative Machine Consulting, and she works with people on how to communicate to make an impact. When Marshall is not consulting, she also trains and teaches martial arts. Marshall said the community of other female entrepreneurs and spaces such as Co-Lab, Synergy and HQ making owning her business rewarding. Marshall said she has struggled to be taken seriously or underestimated because she is 29 years old. “Usually the initial reaction is that, ‘oh she doesn’t know what she is doing because she is younger,’” she said. “And then I get to jump above that expectation bar and show that I do, in fact, know what I am doing.” As for her advice to other women wanting to start their own business, she said to reflect on what is already bringing them joy in life and figure out how to do what is making them happy more often. “You have probably been starting the thing you want to be doing; you have touched it a few times,” she said. “Think about what you are doing, what you love and do more of that.” For more information, visit www.creativemachineconsulting.com/

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SHALISHA MORGAN Kimberly Loney works full-time as a director of human resources at ACS Benefit Services in Winston-Salem and owns her own business, G54 Painting and Interiors. Loney said that as a business owner, she has noticed that when she negotiates pay rates, the workers say things like “can I discuss this with your husband or the lead painter?” “I really did not expect that still, it surprises me each time,” Loney said. She said working full time and owning a business is challenging, but the key to her success is being realistic with her customers and herself. She said something that has been positive about owning her own business is “the unexpected makes me stand out.” She also said having the support and camaraderie of other women-owned businesses is amazing and helps build a community that supports each other. “Be wise and keep things simple,” she said of advice she would give other women. “Don’t be overwhelmed, don’t be moved by the bells and whistles, keep your business model simple, keep your business cards simple, keep your revenue stream simple until you start to build the grit that is necessary.” For more information, visit www. g54painting.com/. Shalisha Morgan is the owner/ founder of The Geek in Heels, LLC, located inside of Hanes Mall at 3320 Silas Creek Pkwy in Winston-Salem. Her passion for technology and IT began when she was 7 years old. She started her business as a side hustle in Kansas City in 2013 and in 2015, she relaunched Geek In Heels in Winston-Salem. One of the most challenging aspects of owning her own business is that men don’t usually want her to be there. If WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM

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they don’t want her there, she said, they need to do something about it, which is something they will never be able to do. Her advice to women that are thinking about starting their own business is to “ turn off the internal nay-sayer that you have in your mind. That is a built-in mechanism to protect you, but also it will keep you from doing what will allow you to be great.” “You have to do what’s best for you,” Morgan said. “If you listen to other people you will be living their dreams instead of your own.” The Geek in Heels, LLC, is open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday, noon until 6 p.m. For more information, go to www.thegeekinheels. com or call (336) 794-6762. Kristen Williams is the owner and director of K10Yoga, RYS500 which is a nonprofit located at 469 West End Blvd. in Winston-Salem. Her mission is to create conditions so that everyone will have access to yoga regardless of their socioeconomic status. All of her in-class and online yoga classes are under $10. She also offers yoga teacher training classes for those who are ready to start their own yoga studio. Some challenges she has is that some days it’s “hard and messy.” But once she sees the reactions from her clients, that’s what continues to push her drive to keep going. Advice that she gives to women that are thinking about starting their own business is to “ listen to your instincts to pause and listen.” “As long as you feel brave, safe and courageous in anything to move through the things of life,” Williams said. “Also, know that you are supported, loved and enough to do whatever your dreams are

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or whatever you want to do on the mat or out in life.” K10 yoga is open Monday-Wednesday from 10 a.m to 6:30 p.m. For class bookings and more information, go to k10yoga.com or call (336) 893-4220. By day Lana Skrypnyk is a Communications Specialist for the City of Greensboro, but by the evening and on weekends she runs her own “start-up passion project” Healing Vibes by Lana, which is an inclusive, body-positive, trauma-informed, mental healthfocused, LGBTQ+ affirming sliding-scale, community-based yoga practice. Skrypnyk wrote in an email that she doesn’t think of herself as a business owner, as she is not out to make a profit. She said she is just sharing something she is passionate about and that brought her a lot of physical and mental health benefits with others who may need to find healing in accessible ways. Her advice to women is “don’t give up. You matter. You are worthy of all the best things in life, and your journey is just starting,” Skrypnyk wrote. “Make your relationship with yourself a priority. Nourish your relationship with yourself, then extend that love, compassion, etc. to others, and watch your love flourish.” To learn more about Healing Vibes by Lana or to find a class near you, visit www.healingvibesbylana.com also follow on social media @healingvibesbyLana. Shayla Herndon-Edmunds is the owner of Oh My Goodness Wellness Bar located at 2724 Henning Dr. in WinstonSalem, which she describes as a “boutique wellness shop” that focuses on reducing stress and taking care of others’ skin. She started this natural product line

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four years ago after her oldest child was diagnosed with eczema. She said she started making products that cater to his skin and to those that have sensitive skin. A challenge that she faces in her field is not being taken seriously. She said that it has also has been very affirming helping others with their lives, whether if that is distressing or figuring out their next steps for the future. Her advice to women who want to own their own business is to “ go for it!” She also recommends taking classes or workshops in the field they are pursuing. “Do not be afraid to say you need help,” she said. Her motto is “superwoman will save everyone but you.” For more information and to book appointments and shop for products, visit the website, www.omgherbalbar.com Iris Sunshine is a lawyer and executive director of the Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina. This nonprofit organization’s mission is to provide children with quality legal advocacy, which is focused on domestic violence issues. The center’s concern is “what is always in the best interest for the children.” Sunshine said the most challenging part about this field is the “work and life balance.” The advice she gives to women seeking law degrees is to take time to evaluate why they want to be a lawyer and also what their goals are. “Follow your passion,” she said. “Pursue those passions and work really hard to learn as much as you can about that area. Wherever your career path takes you, it will prepare you for the next step.” Children’s Law Center of Central NC is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m to 5 p.m. For more information visit, childrenslawcenter.org or call (336) 831-1909 ! MARCH 6-12, 2019 YES! WEEKLY

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Wonder Women of Triad Today A couple of weeks ago, YES! Weekly editor Katie Murawski told me that this issue was going to salute Wonder Women of the Triad, and asked if I would participate. Immediately, my thoughts Jim Longworth turned to the first two Wonder Women Longworth I ever met, both from the Triad. The at Large first was Dr. Mary Griffith. In the 1940s and ‘50s, Dr. Griffith supervised medical students and was one of the first women named to the Wake Forest Baptist Hospital medical school faculty. She also brought me into the world, with help, of course, from the very next Wonder Woman I met - my mom, Charlotte. One of them spanked me once, and the other one spanked me as needed. Mom had been a stand-out basketball player at the old Gray High School in

Winston-Salem and had a talent for creative writing. After marrying my dad, she became a tireless volunteer for the Cancer Society, a long-time proofreader for Hunter Publishing, and, most importantly, the world’s greatest mom. Unfortunately, mom and Dr. Griffith are no longer with us, and I knew that Katie wanted me to write about women who are still actively working wonders in the Triad, so I decided to recognize just a few of the many thousands of ladies who have appeared on my Triad Today television program. DD Adams has served on Winston-Salem City Council since 2009. She led the effort to raise pay for police, firefighters, and city employees, and in 2018, DD ran for Congress against incumbent Virginia Foxx. She lost that fight but continues to fight for the rights of all people. Karen Barnes is executive director of Venture Café, a venue for people to network with and be inspired by fellow innovators and entrepreneurs. In less than two years, VC’s Thursday night

gatherings have attracted over 12,000 participants. Avery Crump is the newly elected District Attorney for Guilford County. She is also the first woman D.A. and first person of color to hold that position. A former judge, Avery told me she gave up her black robes for a chance to prosecute criminals and perhaps help shape new laws in the process. Eunice Dudley is the co-founder of Dudley Beauty Products and Beauty School System. She and her husband Joe Dudley, Sr. went from selling Fuller brush products to creating a global presence in the beauty products industry. Eunice is dedicated to community service and sits on a number of local boards. Ursula Dudley Oglesby is the daughter of Joe and Eunice Dudley, and she became President of Dudley Beauty Corp. in 2008. Ursula began working for her parents at age 7, went on to earn a law degree, then returned to the family business. Under her leadership, the company has expanded from 57 to over 300 products. Margaret Elliott has been at the helm of Crisis Control Ministries for 20 years and, during that time has met the emergency needs of countless thousands of individuals and families, while helping them to become self-sufficient.

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Sylvia Sprinkle Hamlin is executive director of both the North Carolina Black Repertory Company, and the biennial National Black Theatre Festival. In 2000, she also became the first woman to lead the Forsyth County Public Library system.

Dr. Tina Merhoff, founder of Tina S. Merhoff & Associates Pediatric Dentistry, doesn’t just talk the talk, she walks the walk. A dedicated advocate for children’s health, Tina holds an annual “Make a Kid Smile” event where she and her staff offer free dental care and procedures to children whose family couldn’t otherwise afford it. Kim Record is the Athletic Director at UNCG who last year alone, presided over five conference championships. She is responsible for overseeing 17 athletic programs, and in 2017, 169 of her student-athletes made the SoCon honor roll. Kimberly Roberts is vice president of marketing and brand management for Crumley Roberts attorneys at law. Her passion is empowering women of all ages and educating families about child safety. Through the Roberts Center and her own Red Affect Boutique, Kim is able to fund and award college scholarships for students who are beginning their life journey, and women who are re-launching theirs. Of course, no list of Wonder Women would be complete without a nod to my beautiful wife Pam Cook, who, in addition to running her own public relations firm, manages to find time to assist me with Triad Today and keep me grounded. Not a day goes by that she doesn’t look at me and say, “Jim, there’s something really wrong with you.” Spoken like a true Wonder Woman. ! 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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an Goose makes hyperactive, slightly skewed party music. The grooves are a bit twitchy, and the singing veers toward the crazed. The BrooklynJohn Adamian based quintet is @johnradamian the creative project of Shlomi Lavie, a drummer/multiContributor instrumentalist songwriter/singer. You may find yourself thinking of bands like LCD Soundsystem, Kraftwerk, early Roxy Music, Pet Shop Boys, Devo, the B52s and Can when listening to Van Goose. There’s an exhortatory zeal coupled with a robotic drive to these songs. Their debut full-length album, Habitual Eater, came out last week, and I spoke with Lavie by phone from his home in New York City on the day of its release. Van Goose will play Winston-Salem’s Monstercade on March 9 as a part of a 10-day tour to launch the new record. Lavie has been playing drums in ‘90s hit-makers Marcy Playground for the past 10 years, and he’s pursued a variety of other eclectic side projects along the way, some with a wild underground theatrical aspect involving costumes, props and body paint. Born in Israel, Hebrew was Lavie’s first language. He speaks English with a pronounced accent, and one of the engaging aspects of Van Goose is that Lavie sings energetically with rich traces of his mother tongue. “The main thing was for me to sing in my own voice,” Lavie said. “In earlier projects it was very much me trying to sing in this raspy Tom Waits sound, hiding behind that sound because I didn’t have the confidence.” The aesthetic of Van Goose is percussive. In addition to the drums and percussion, the bass, synth and guitars all play with a clipped, staccato attack, stabbing out patterns that serve as rhythmic statements. And Lavie’s vocal delivery is similarly pneumatic as if each syllable were forcing out some item on a gridlike assembly line. WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM

“It always feels like we have five drummers on stage,” Lavie said. “Everything is very rhythmic and very percussive.” The opening track on the record, “Last Bus,” is built around vocal statements made with a kind of rigid, robotic, steady eighth-note rat-a-tat. “I got no feeling in my upper jaw,” intones Lavie several times at the start of the song. As with many of Lavie’s lyrics, it’s not always clear what he’s getting at, but the ambiguity and uncertainty create a certain kind of focus. As it happens, the song is based on the regrets that follow excess. “It’s mainly about all the nights I had that seemed so promising -- amazing parties -- and then looking back on it the day after and realizing what a disaster it was, what a mistake,” Lavie said. That might be the inspiration, but the song conveys the manic energy of a wild party, building to some unlikely climax. “Last Bus” is built on repetitions, with layered parts -- videogame drum sounds, slashing metallic post-punk guitar accents, percolating bass lines, cowbells, synth squiggles, clanging cowbells, and a vaguely monastic chorus of voices rising and falling in slow, ominous unison. The cumulative effect is delirious. If there’s a theme lurking under the bubbly nonsense of Van Goose, it’s that sheer force of will, repetition, and dancefloor determination can transform just about anything into a rallying cry.

Take the song “Mike Myers,” which has the refrain: “I laid an egg on Mike Myers/ and there’s nothing I can get without fire.” It’s a post-punk disco jam that almost dares you to question the logic of what’s being said. “I really believe in the idea of taking a seemingly random idea and executing it with full conviction until it becomes a concept,” Lavie said. The emperor may have no clothes, but he’s dancing like a lunatic, which distracts from his nakedness. Lavie’s musical career was kickstarted, you might say, as a way of coping with intense energy as a boy. “When I was a kid I was rather hyperactive,” he said. His mother got him enrolled in a marching band program, but the director had doubts about Lavie’s coordination, so Lavie applied himself with extra focus, eventually channeling his twitchy nature into pounding out beats. Getting bodies moving is part of the motivation for Lavie. “The goal is to make people dance,” he said. “I really enjoy combining the punkish and rockish elements with something that is very danceable. It’s very practical: You play music and people dance to it.” Ecstatic dance music seems to have waves of popularity in New York City, Lavie said. Sometimes crowds are content to stand still, nodding their heads, and sometimes it’s crucial to create move-

ment. The influence of certain very popular bands can be so powerful that a whole generation of young musicians might consciously try not to sound like those artists. It’s the anxiety of influence played out in pop culture. As if a style was so powerful that everyone had, for a time, to intentionally avoid adopting it. The band LCD Soundsystem had that kind of seismic impact on music circles, before playing a farewell concert in 2011. (They reunited in 2016.) And, as Lavie points out, that band was drawing on underground disco and other music that had come and gone in decades past. Now, oddly enough, might be the perfect time for a revival of that particular sound, with lots of syncopated bass riffs, four-on-the-floor beats, extra percussion in the form of synth drums, cowbells and tambourines and the prominence of feverish party chants. “I feel like just now I’m starting to see many more bands that are proudly getting their influence from that,” Lavie said. Mixing the aggression of punk and the rhythmic precision of disco can be a tricky business. And Lavie said he had to work to strike the right balance between order and chaos. The album ends by summoning another hugely influential figure. The last track, “WildStar,” brings to mind the mid-’70s music of Brian Eno, with washes of synthesizers that suggest harps, flutes, and rippling textures, with vocals sung in a gentle almost sleepy fashion over syncopated bass lines. Lavie said he recorded in his home studio for about four years, fine-tuning riffs and beats and working on his ability to sing and drum at the same time, sometimes undoing some of the polish so that things wouldn’t fit together too nicely. He said the end result was “like a carefully planned accident.” ! 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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FOUR SAINTS BREWING

218 South Fayetteville St. | 336.610.3722 foursaintsbrewing.com Mar 8: Kristen Leigh

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VILLAGE SQUARE TAP HOUSE

6000 Meadowbrook Mall Ct | 336.448.5330 Mar 7: James Vincent Carroll Mar 15: DJ Bald-E Mar 28: Local Music Showcase Apr 4: James Vincent Carroll Apr 6: Cory Leutjen

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GREEN HERON ALE HOUSE 1110 Flinchum Rd | 336.593.4733 greenheronclub.com

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129 W Main St | 336.258.8240 reevestheater.com Mar 9: LoneHollow with The Graybyrds Mar 16: The Mountain Laurels Mar 23: The Honey Dewdrops w/ Will Straughan Mar 30: The Resonant Rogues, The Hills and the Rivers

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ARIzONA PETE’S

2900 Patterson St #A | 336.632.9889 arizonapetes.com Mar 8: 1-2-3 Friday Apr 6: Alesana & The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

ARTISTIKA NIGHT CLUB

523 S Elm St | 336.271.2686 artistikanightclub.com Mar 8: DJ Dan the Player Mar 9: DJ Paco and DJ Dan the Player

BARN DINNER THEATRE

120 Stage Coach Tr. | 336.292.2211 May 4: Stephen Freeman: The Gospel Side of Elvis

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505 N. Greene St Mar 8: Gerry Stanek Mar 15: Chad Barnard Mar 22: Dave Moran Mar 29: Dana Bearror

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1819 Spring Garden St | 336.272.9888 theblindtiger.com Mar 6: Melvin Seals & The JGB w/ The Wright Avenue Mar 7: Traitors Mar 8: Southern Culture On The w/ The Malamondos Mar 9: Create. presents Walter Wilde w/ Devious Mar 10: Set It Off Mar 15: Brothers Pearl Mar 16: Jukebox Rehab Mar 17: Pink Talking Fish Mar 19: Eric Hutchinson Mar 20: Whitey Morgan Mar 22: Lowborn w/ Lauren Light, Glow, & Companyon Mar 23: Unknown Hinson w/ Flat Blak Cadillac

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1700 Spring Garden St | 336.272.5559 corner-bar.com Mar 7: Live Thursdays

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1126 S Holden Rd | 336.333.1034 thecomedyzone.com Mar 8: B.T. Mar 9: B.T. Mar 15: Patrick Garrity & Ricky Reyes Mar 16: Patrick Garrity & Ricky Reyes Mar 22: Chris Wiles Mar 23: Chris Wiles Mar 29: Valarie Storm Mar 30: Valarie Storm

COMMON GROUNDS 11602 S Elm Ave | 336.698.3888 Mar 5: Julian Sizemore Mar 14: Will Overman Mar 30: Mtroknwn

CONE DENIM

117 S Elm St | 336.378.9646 cdecgreensboro.com Mar 8: Here Come The Mummies Mar 15: Ben Rector Apr 9: Cradle of Filth w/ Wdnesday 13 and Raven Black Apr 10: Chris D’Elia Apr 12: Young Nudy Apr 13: Walker Hayes w/ Filmore Apr 26: Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience

1808 BAR AT GRANDOVER RESORT 1000 Club Rd | 336.294.1800 grandover.com Mar 8: David Lin Mar 9: Michael Coia

GREENE STREET CLUB 113 N Greene St | 336.273.4111

HAM’S NEW GARDEN

1635 New Garden Rd | 336.288.4544 hamsrestaurants.com Mar 8: 7 Roads Mar 15: J. Timber & Joel Henry Mar 22: Retro Vinyl Mar 29: Second Glance

LEVENELEVEN BREWING

1111 Coliseum Blvd | 336.265.8600 Mar 6: Glenn Jones Mar 13: Mitch and Erin Hayes Mar 20: Alice Osborne and Kim Lane Mar 24: Gate City Songwriters 4th Mar 27: Mike Robbian Apr 3: Arcus Hyatt Apr 10: Colin Cutler, Jack Gorham and Friends

LITTLE BROTHER BREWING

348 South Elm St | 336.510.9678 Mar 7: Time Sawyer Duo Mar 9: Ryan Greer (Solo) Apr 5: The Balkun Brothers Apr 12: Ashley Heath (Solo) Apr 19: Banjo Earth Band

RODY’S TAVERN

5105 Michaux Road | 336.282.0950 rodystavern.com Mar 16: Stereo Doll

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thE idiot box comEdY club

502 N. Greene St | 336.274.2699 www.idiotboxers.com mar 15: hilliary begley mar 22: damon Sumner

thE W biStRo & bAR 324 Elm St | 336.763.4091 @thewdowntown mar 7: Karaoke mar 8: live dJ mar 9: live dJ

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NCDOT TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING MARCH 14

AftER houRS tAvERn

1614 N Main St | 336.883.4113 afterhourstavern.net mar 8: dJ mar 9: louder and Alexis machine

GoofY foot tAPRoom 2762 NC-68 #109 | 336.307.2567 mar 8: John Emil mar 16: casey noel mar 23: Stewart coley mar 28: into the fog Apr 6: tyler long Apr 13: dave moran Apr 20: Jared & hannah Apr 27: William nesmith

hAm’S PAllAdium 5840 Samet Dr | 336.887.2434 hamsrestaurants.com mar 8: cumberland drive mar 9: throwdown Jones mar 15: huckleberry Shyne mar 16: Southern voice mar 22: Jukebox Junkie mar 23: Sok monkee mar 29: the dickens mar 30: brothers Pearl

jamestown

thE dEcK

118 E Main St | 336.207.1999 thedeckatrivertwist.com mar 8: Soul central mar 9: Jaxon Jill mar 15: the dickens mar 16: the Plaids mar 22: Gipsy danger mar 23: Spare change mar 29: men in black Apr 5: Jukebox Junkie Apr 6: brothers Pearl Apr 12: Radio Revolver Apr 13: Soul central Apr 19: Jukebox Revolver Apr 20: crossing Avery

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REGARDING THE PROPOSAL TO WIDEN N.C. 16 (PROVIDENCE ROAD) FROM REA ROAD EXTENSION (S.R. 1316) TO WAXHAW PARKWAY (S.R. 3530) IN UNION COUNTY STIP Project No. U-5769 The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to widen N.C. 16 (Providence Road) between Rea Road Extension (S.R. 1316) and Waxhaw Parkway (S.R. 3530) in Union County. A public meeting will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14 at Weddington United Methodist Church, 13901 Providence Road. The purpose of this meeting is to inform the public of the project and gather input on the proposed design. As information becomes available, it may be viewed online at the NCDOT public meeting webpage: https://www.ncdot.gov/news/public-meetings. The public may attend at any time during the public meeting hours, as no formal presentation will be made. NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and receive comments. The comments and information received will be taken into consideration as work on the project develops. The opportunity to submit written comments will be provided at the meeting or can be done via phone, email, or mail by March 28, 2019. For additional information, please contact Travis Preslar, NCDOT Division 10 DM-STIP Project Manager at 12033 East Independence Boulevard – Suite H, Matthews, N.C. 28105, 980-262-6290 or TJpreslar@ncdot.gov. NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this workshop. Anyone requiring special services should contact Matthew LeShure, Environmental Analysis Unit, at 1598 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1598, at 919-707-6087 or maleshure@ncdot.gov as early as possible so that arrangements can be made. Persons who do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494. Aquellas personas no hablan inglés, o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender inglés, podrían recibir servicios de interpretación si los solicitan antes de la reunión llamando al 1-800-481-6494. March 6-12, 2019 YES! WEEKLY

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BREaThE cockTail loungE

221 N Main St. | 336.497.4822 facebook.com/BreatheCocktailLounge Mar 9: dJ Mike lawson

lewisville

old nick’S puB

191 Lowes Foods Dr | 336.747.3059 OldNicksPubNC.com Mar 8: dJ Mike lawson Mar 23: 60 Watt combo Mar 30: Buster Smackit

THOMAsville

coach’S nEighBoRhood gRill

1033 Randolph St. Suite 26 | 336.313.8944 coachsneighborhoodgrill.com

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SEcond & gREEn

207 N Green St | 336.631.3143 2ngtavern.com

Bull’S TavERn

408 West 4th St | 336.331.3431 facebook.com/bulls-tavern Mar 8: Jukebox Rehab Mar 9: The good dope

cB’S TavERn

3870 Bethania Station Rd | 336.815.1664 Mar 17: The Blue gene’s

fiddlin’ fiSh BREWing coMpanY 772 Trade St | 336.999.8945 fiddlinfish.com Mar 8: Souljam Mar 11: old Time Jam Mar 18: old Time Jam

finnigan’S WakE

620 Trade St | 336.723.0322 facebook.com/FinnigansWake

fooThillS BREWing

638 W 4th St | 336.777.3348 foothillsbrewing.com Mar 6: The local Boys Mar 9: grass fed heads Mar 10: Sunday Jazz Mar 13: Eversole Brothers Mar 16: The Wyndy Trail Travelers Mar 17: Sunday Jazz Mar 23: greg Wilson and Second Wind

JohnnY & JunE’S Saloon

2105 Peters Creek Pkwy | 336.724.0546 johnnynjunes.com

Mac & nElli’S

4926 Country Club Rd | 336.529.6230 macandnellisws.com apr 5: Blackwater apr 20: Jukebox Revolver

MillEnniuM cEnTER 101 West 5th Street | 336.723.3700 MCenterevents.com

MilnER’S

630 S Stratford Rd | 336.768.2221 milnerfood.com Mar 10: live Jazz

MuddY cREEk cafE & MuSic hall

5455 Bethania Rd | 336.923.8623 Mar 7: c2 & The Brother’s Reed, cole covington Mar 8: The Blue Eyed Bettys

Mar 10: Eleanor underhill, Breadfoot, lyn koonce, Ryan newcomb Mar 14: Jonathan Byrd & the pickup cowboys Mar 15: Sam frazier & The Side Effects, Magnolia green Mar 16: Muddy creek players w/ Sarah Strable Mar 17: candelfirth Mar 17: airshow Mar 20: catherine Britt Mar 21: christie lenee Mar 22: chris Rodrigues & abby the Spoon lady Mar 23: fireside collective Mar 24: Becca Rae, daniel ayers, casey noel, dylan Mccray Mar 29: unspoken Tradition

ThE RaMkaT

170 W 9th St | 336.754.9714 Mar 8: alternative champs, The finks, Small country Mar 10: Between The Buried and Me, Tesseract, astronoid Mar 15: Mipso, Tellico Mar 16: Martha Bassett, cashavelly Morrison, dan River girls Mar 19: lucinda Williams duo, The dead Tongues Mar 21: Scott Biram, The goddamn gallows, urban pioneers Mar 22: vagabond Saints Society (piedmont Wind Symphony) Mar 23: Todd Snider, Reed foehl

WiSE Man BREWing

826 Angelo Bros Ave | 336.725.0008 Mar 16: Bencoolen Mar 29: Souljam Quartet

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booth amphithEatrE 8003 Regency Pkwy | 919.462.2025 www.boothamphitheatre.com

charlotte

bojanglES coliSEum

2700 E Independence Blvd | 704.372.3600 www.bojanglescoliseum.com

cmcu amphithEatrE former Uptown Amphitheatre 820 Hamilton St | 704.549.5555 www.livenation.com

thE undErground

820 Hamilton St, Charlotte | 704.916.8970 www.livenation.com mar 6: Subtronics w/ blunts & blondes mar 7: here come the mummies mar 8: metal madness mar 9: get Sad Y’all mar 13: State champs mar 14: marsha ambrosius mar 15: lil tracy mar 16: lords of acid mar 20: moneybagg Yo mar 25: Earl Sweatshirt

raleigh

ccu muSic parK at Walnut crEEK

3801 Rock Quarry Rd | 919.831.6400 www.livenation.com

rEd hat amphithEatEr 500 S McDowell St | 919.996.8800 www.redhatamphitheater.com

pnc arEna

1400 Edwards Mill Rd | 919.861.2300 www.thepncarena.com mar 12: Elton john

Winston-salem

WinSton-SalEm Fairground 421 W 27th St | 336.727.2236 www.wsfairgrounds.com

durham

carolina thEatrE

309 W Morgan St | 919.560.3030 www.carolinatheatre.org mar 11: tower of power mar 18: charles lloyd & the marvels + lucinda Williams mar 20: big bad voodoo daddy mar 21: anoushka Shankar mar 22: nils Frahm

dpac thE FillmorE

1000 NC Music Factory Blvd | 704.916.8970 www.livenation.com mar 7: Whiskey myers mar 8: big head todd & the monsters mar 9: on the border mar 9: Zhu mar 10: robert glasper mar 13: hippie Sabotage mar 15: nothing more mar 16: grits & biscuits mar 18: haters roast mar 22: rumours Fleetwood mac tribute mar 23: gogol bordello

ovEnS auditorium

2700 E Independence Blvd | 704.372.3600 www.ovensauditorium.com mar 15: Experience hendrix mar 16: lauren daigle mar 17: hozier mar 22: john mellencamp

pnc muSic pavilion 707 Pavilion Blvd | 704.549.1292 www.livenation.com

SpEctrum cEntEr

333 E Trade St | 704.688.9000 www.spectrumcentercharlotte.com mar 9: p!nk

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123 Vivian St | 919.680.2787 www.dpacnc.com mar 18: joe bonamassa mar 22: jackson brown w/ greg leisz, alethea mills & chavonne Stewart mar 23: celtic Woman

greensboro

carolina thEatrE

310 S Greene St | 336.333.2605 www.carolinatheatre.com mar 6: travis greene mar 7: the chieftains mar 8: puddles pity party mar 13: the mavericks mar 20: Shaw davis & the black ties mar 22: Kudzu Wish mar 23: jontavious Willis

grEEnSboro coliSEum 1921 W Gate City Blvd | 336.373.7400 www.greensborocoliseum.com mar 15 & 16: Eric church mar 17: the millennium tour 2019

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high point thEatrE

220 E Commerce Ave | 336.883.3401 www.highpointtheatre.com mar 8: gina chavez mar 10: the Queen’s cartoonists mar 23: Sounds of philly & motown March 6-12, 2019 YES! WEEKLY

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[THE ADVICE GODDESS] love • sex • dating • marriage • questions

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I’m a 35-year-old woman who’s been married for a year to a 70-year-old man. My husband’s closest female friend is also one of his exes. He’s known her for 40 years. She’s a Amy Alkon real sore point for me. She stayed Advice at our apartment while we were away. Goddess She wouldn’t reply to any of my emails but constantly emailed my husband. Recently, I saw a text my husband sent telling her to just email him at work because I have access to his phone. (That’s how I discovered that she was dissuading him from fixing things with me when we were fighting.) I feel that a husband shouldn’t have marriage-undermining friendships. I want him to stop talking with her. Am I wrong here? — Angry Take a counterintuitive approach and put yourself in this woman’s shoes:

Where’s she supposed to shop for men... the cemetery? Older women get seriously annoyed at how men their age — typically the wealthiest and most eligible — dip down through the decades for partners. On dating sites, even a 98-year-old man in an iron lung will set his age preference at 18-30, just in case some woman is “open-minded” (uh, about dating a man who has socks far older than she is). Another thing to consider: In a relationship, it’s common to ask for and expect sexual fidelity. But how much social fidelity is it reasonable to expect? The notion that a relationship involves becoming somebody’s “one and only” socially, too, sounds romantic but is actually in sharp conflict with the complexity of many people’s lives. Your husband, for example, has had a friendship with this woman for 40 years — five years longer than you’ve even been on the planet. His cutting her out of his life would mean cutting out somebody who understands who he is and where he’s been in a way few people probably do. That said, it’s natural that you’d wish he’d give this woman the heave-ho.

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The jealousy that gives rise to feelings like this is wrongly maligned as a “bad” emotion. However, like all emotions, it’s actually “adaptive” — which is to say functional. Evolutionary psychologist David Buss explains that jealousy seems to have evolved to protect us against threats to our relationship — alerting us to possibilities that our partner will cheat on us or leave us for another. But jealousy can also be toxic to a relationship and damaging to the mate value of the partner who expresses it. (Nothing like endlessly fretting to your mate that he could trade up to suggest that he should.) Additionally, consider how counterproductive it often is to tell somebody what to do. The late social psychologist Jack Brehm came up with the term “psychological reactance” to describe a motivational state that automatically rises up in us when we feel our freedom to do as we choose is threatened. Basically, the more somebody tries to control our behavior the more we want to resist, rebel — do whatever they’ve been trying to stop us from doing. (In short, nothing like being shown that there are straps to put someone in a mind to gnaw through them.) This isn’t to say you’re necessarily off base about this woman. Chances are, she resents you and is trying to chip away at your bond with your husband. Rotten. However, as for how successful she could be, do you think your husband married you by accident? Like maybe you just happened to be in the passen-

ger seat when he pulled into a drive-thru chapel: “Oops. Thought this was a car wash.” As annoying as it must be to have this woman lurking around the borders of your marriage, consider the thinking from psychologist Erich Fromm that love is not just a feeling but something you do — sometimes by being a little more generous than you’d really like to be. This isn’t to say you have to shut up entirely about this woman. You can be honest with your husband that you find her undermining. Ironically, the best way to control your romantic partner is not by trying to control them but by being so loving, supportive, kind, and fun that it would be idiotic for them to leave you. Also, let’s quash any fear you might have that this woman could steal your husband. There’s little novelty (and thus little excitement) in getting together with somebody one’s known and been in touch with for 40 years. Also, recall how men, throughout their life span, tend to be most attracted to the younger ladies. Chances are, if he were to suddenly develop a thing for anything “midcentury,” it would be something like Eames chairs — not a woman who’s aged out of every dating program on TV, unless, of course, you count “Antiques Roadshow.” ! GOT A problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or e-mail AdviceAmy@aol. com (www.advicegoddess.com) © 2019 Amy Alkon Distributed by Creators.Com.

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