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TAMPOPO is the title of a 1985 Japanese comedy directed by Juzo Itami and starring Nobuko Miyamoto that I consider the best “food movie” ever made. It’s also the name of the new restaurant at the FantaCity International Shopping Center at 4925 W. Market St. that serves the best ramen in Greensboro. 10 When I am out in public wearing my GREENSBORO ROLLER DERBY shirt, I always get stopped and asked, “Do you really do that?” “Do you get to beat people up?” or my personal favorite, “There is a team around here!?” To all of those questions, I usually answer “yes” very enthusiastically. 11 Call MIRIAM HOPKINS a diva, a grande dame, or worse – and many did – this dyed-in-the-wool Southern belle (born in Savannah, no less) was no shrinking violet. 12 Painter SARAH HENSLEY doesn’t want to be called an outsider artist. Like many talented creatives, she rejects glib labels. “I don’t even know what ‘outsider artist’ means,” she said while scarfing down Kaeng khaio wan (sweet green curry) at Downtown Thai and Pho... MARCH 7-13, 2018
VIOLA ESTELLE GENTRY was born in Rockingham County, North Carolina, in 1894. In her early years, she endured a strained relationship with her stepmother and a monotonous job in a cigar factory. At the age of 16—to break free from the two—Gentry ran away from home and attempted to join a circus in Greensboro. When the plan failed, she and her young boyfriend eloped. 14 Kesha is partly responsible. She had something to do, tangentially, with the formation of keytar-wielding duo SEXT MESSAGE. The pop singer was playing Charlotte in 2011. 19 First, it was choo-choo, as the North Carolina Railroad came to Jamestown around 1859... Soon it will be brew-brew when THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOON BREWERY opens next door to Full Moon Oyster Bar in the space last occupied by the Twisted Vine restaurant. 22 Eventually, a movie will emerge that will exemplify the #MeToo movement in all its righteous fury and cathartic representation, but that moment hasn’t arrived yet with RED SPARROW.
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EVENTS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS | BY AUSTIN KINDLEY
MEGA CAREER FAIR 2018 THURSDAY SATURDAY
THUR 8 MEGA CAREER FAIR 2018 WHAT: Please join us for our 2018 Mega Career Fair on March 8th, 2018, from 10AM2PM. Dozens of employers! Event and parking are FREE! Sponsored by Greensboro Coliseum Complex, Epes Transport System, Box- Board Products, Spectrum, Spectrum Direct Sales, Bayada Home Health Care, Bradley Personnel, JobFinderUSA, Triad Career Guide and Cayden Nicole Foundation. WHEN: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. WHERE: Greensboro Coliseum Complex Arena. 1921 West Gate City Blvd., Greensboro MORE: Free event.
SAT 10 RUMPELSTILTSKIN IS MY NAME WHAT: This show is a rollicking musical of the classic Grimm Fairy Tale. A peasant girl must spin straw into gold to become a princess when a strange little man appears to supposedly rescue her. This show is filled with toe-tapping tunes, crazy characters and magic. It’s a fun musical for all ages. WHEN: 11 a.m. WHERE: Greensboro College’s Odell Auditorium. 815 W Market St, Greensboro. MORE: $8 tickets. Tickets may be purchased at the door or visit www.thedramacenter.com
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WHAT: The Otis & Wawa’s 3rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl on South Elm St, downtown Greensboro on March 10th, 2018. Check-in is from 1pm-3pm at The Bearded Goat. Bar Crawl is from 3-11pm! Come out and enjoy join us for a day of games, giveaways and socializing! WHEN: 1 p.m. WHERE: Downtown Greensboro. South Elm Street, Greensboro. MORE: $20-25 tickets.
GARDEN BROS CIRCUS WHAT: Come see the All New GARDEN BROS CIRCUS! This years production is packed with breathtaking special effects, concert style lighting and 3 RINGS bursting with excitement, laughter and memories that families will cherish. We have brought the very best performers from 18 countries making up a cast of over 60 performers. WHEN: 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Education Bldg. 421 West 27th Street, Winston-Salem. MORE: Tickets available at www.GardenBrosCircus.com.
WHAT: Join us in The Gallery for a traditional Japanese tea ceremony with the Japanese Tea Practitioners of Durham. This immersive experience will offer insight into the culture and beauty of a traditional Japanese tea presentation that Chizuko Sueyoshi, one of the Japanese Tea Practitioners of Durham, describes as the art of everyday life. WHEN: 3:30 p.m. WHERE: GreenHill. 200 N. Davie Street, Greensboro. MORE: $27.50 per person.
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[SPOTLIGHT] MOLLY GRACE
BY KATIE MURAWSKI Molly Grace first caught my attention while I was browsing on Instagram. One of her posts was a picture of a frozen, ice-sickled building that read, “GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS” located at 515 Cherry St. in Winston-Salem. In her post, she jokes that this building would serve as a great meeting house for a women’s movement agenda planning and general activismrelated activities. It scored over 100 likes and over 30 comments, all agreeing with her proposal. She said even though it was a “pipe dream-post,” she received positive feedback about the idea. “I do have a very romantic idea of there being a place in town that could be a clubhouse for women,” Grace said. “Clubhouse, safe house for support groups. Whether it be a therapeutic support group, planning support group, advocacy projects (or) advocacy awareness.” Grace is a community activist and advocates for a number of issues. She is a regular volunteer with Planned Parenthood South Atlantic. She is also a district activist leader for the National Multiple Sclerosis society. Her work with both organizations seeks to promote affordable and available healthcare. “In the past, in general, I have always been, and even before this year, sort of a champion for women’s rights, equality and also civil rights as well. Basically just equity in general.” Grace said this has all been unofficial. When she was a business owner of a shop in downtown Winston-Salem called Kleur in September of 2016, she was using her storefront as a makerspace that held workshops, salons and discussions for the community. For one of the first events she held there, she held a two-hour, free Planned Parenthood advocacy and education event, where a representative from Planned Parenthood came and informed the people who showed up with what the
organization was all about. She also held an informative session on how to argue your point-of-view effectively and calmly. (Which, she said one way to do so, is to look the other in the eye and seek their respect while giving them respect in return. The only way you do that is to be poised, informed and back your claims up with facts.) However, her storefront closed so that she could pursue advocacy and community collaboration full time. “But I kind of love the idea of this woman’s clubhouse. Like maybe to get a membership for six months you pay $50, or $100,” she said. “You can come any time of day, to any of the events, they are all free: meetings, discussions, advocacy training. Any day if you are a member you can come in and bring a guest. We just have these events, and sometimes they are fun, sometimes they are serious, or sometimes something really shitty happens, and we can all come just to like lament and be like bummed out together.” She said finding a space would be difficult, and the process of spearheading a project like this alone is impossible. “I am kind of interested in figuring out if there is someone out there in the community that owns property, who has quite fixed it up yet, and aren’t going to get around to it for over a year, maybe, would they be willing to let us use it respectfully, for this purpose.” For now, this may remain as Grace’s pipe-dream. But who knows, with enough community support and organization, just as we saw with the Women’s March in Washington and in Winston-Salem, anything is possible. “Most change comes from people who are organized,” she said. “Obviously, any sort of mobilization has power, especially with numbers and especially with persistence.” !
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‘Tampopo’ means ‘dandelion,’ but also damn good ramen!
ampopo is the title of a 1985 Japanese comedy directed by Juzo Itami and starring Nobuko Miyamoto that I consider the best “food movie” Ian McDowell ever made. It’s also the name of the new Contributing restaurant at the FantaCity Internacolumnist tional Shopping Center at 4925 W. Market St. that serves the best ramen in Greensboro. Tampopo is the favorite film of the like-named restaurant’s proprietor Sun Ja Lim, who also owns Sushi Republic on Tate Street. If she is reluctant to Steve Earle & The Dukes • Rising Appalachia • Chicano Batman • Ibibio Sound Machine talk about the movie she loves or the Donna the Buffalo • Driftwood • AJ Ghent • Ryan Montbleau Band • Kinobe & Dance of Hope food that she makes, it’s only because
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she would rather leave all talking to her manager Andy Russell, who is very good at it, and whom Sushi Republic customers will recognize as the voluble cap-wearing public face of her other restaurant. As I sipped the exquisite broth on my Wasabi Shoyu ramen, Russell explained why “Mama,” as he calls her, prefers him to speak for her. Her English is fine, but she’s not so naturally gregarious. “She joked that I should pretend to be the owner, so she could just stay in the back and cook,” he told me. “She doesn’t like the public spotlight and doesn’t care whether you know she’s the one making the food; she just wants you to enjoy it.” He also said she chose the restaurant’s name. “Like the recipes is all her.” He admitted she’d made him a fan of her beloved “ramen Western,” as Tampopo was billed back in those days when foreign language films were common in US arthouses. “She even got me to buy a copy of it,” he said. “They’ve done a 4K master, so I was able to get a Blu-ray.” The name isn’t the only thing that’s all her. “If you look into the kitchen,” Russell said, “you’ll generally see a stockpot steaming with one of the three main broths we are constantly making from scratch.” One of those broths is Tonkotsu, made traditionally with pork bones and fat
that’s boiled for over a day (ton = pig, kotsu = bones). It is thick, creamy and nearly white in color, due to the marrow. It’s been called the Holy Grail of noodle soup bases; Google “Tonkotsu,” and that phrase and you’ll get dozens of hits. For those who are vegetarian or just not down with the swine, another delicious broth Tampopo offers is Shio. Russell explained that word, which means “salt,” refers to a traditional Japanese soup base that doesn’t receive much seasoning beyond that ingredient and what the vegetables give to it. “That’s one of the original ramen styles,” he said, adding that it’s clearer
NCDOT TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING MARCH 22 FOR THE PROPOSED GRADE SEPARATION AT HILLTOP ROAD (S.R. 1424) RAIL CROSSING (722361Y) IN GUILFORD COUNTY TIP PROJECT NO. P-5713 The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting regarding the proposed grade separation at the Hilltop Road (S.R. 1424) rail crossing (722361Y) of the Norfolk Southern “Main” Line, in Guilford County. The purpose of this project is to improve operations and safety at the crossing.
than and not as thick as the creamy Tonkotsu that originated in Kyushu. Tampopo offers vegetarian Shio ramen with either “tofu char siu” (the term char siu is borrowed from Cantonese and means roasted or barbecued pork) or autumn squash, with both varieties also containing bok choy, green onions, enoki mushrooms, and bamboo shoots. Another vegetarian broth, which despite my being staunchly carnivorous, was my favorite, is the Wasabi Shoyu, with the second word referring to its soy base. I thought the spicy Tonkotsu ramen with the pork char siu I had on my first visit delicious, but on my second, I WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
requested pork char siu as an additional ingredient to Wasabi Shoyu, and both my friend Christine Catania and I immediately fell in love with the broth. Besides being offered either regular or spicy, the Tonkotsu also includes a miso variant that I intend to return and try as soon as possible. And Russell says that the kitchen is still perfecting its chicken ramen, which will be available in both Ichiraku Shio and Spicy Miso varieties. Another entrée he said Tampopo will be offering soon is Korean, rather than Japanese. Dakgangjeong, or Sweet Crispy Chicken, will be served with a tangy sauce that derives a subtle but spicy kick from gochujang, or Korean red chili pepper paste. I enjoyed some of that paste with my third entrée in two visits, an unusually good hibachi chicken plate. Tampopo offers hibachi and teriyaki plates with chicken, steak, shrimp, salmon, tofu, vegetables and various combinations. Prices range from $8.95 for Shiomaru or Wasabi Shoyu vegetarian ramen and $6.95 for tofu or teriyaki plate, to $9.95 for Tonkotsu ramen, and top out at $15.95 for a chicken, steak, and shrimp hibachi or Teriyaki combo. ! IAN MCDOWELL is the author of two published novels, numerous anthologized short stories, and a whole lot of nonfiction and journalism, some of which he’s proud of and none of which he’s ashamed of.
The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 22 at the Korean United Methodist Church located at 2504 E. Woodlyn Way in Greensboro from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Interested citizens may attend at any time during the meeting hours. NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and receive comments regarding the project. Please note that no formal presentation will be made. All comments received will be taken into consideration as the project progresses. As information becomes available, it may be viewed online at the NCDOT Public Meeting Website: http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/ publicmeetings Anyone desiring additional information may contact Gregory Blakeney, NCDOT, Senior Rail Project Development Engineer, at 1553 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699, by telephone at (919) 7074717 or by email at email@example.com. Comments should be submitted by April 30, 2018. NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Tamara Makhlouf via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (919) 7076072 as early as possible, so that these arrangements can be made. Persons who speak Spanish and 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 que hablan español y 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 7-13, 2018 YES! WEEKLY
Greensboro Roller Derby to take on Hard Knox Roller Girls in season opener *Editor’s note: To be completely transparent, I am a member of Greensboro Roller Derby league. I skate with The Mad Dollies home team and I am on the public relations committee for the league.
hen I am out in public wearing my Greensboro Roller Derby shirt, I always get stopped and asked, “Do you really do that?” “Do you get to beat people up?” or my personal favorite, “There is a team around here!?” To all of those questions, I usually answer “yes” very enthusiastically. Then I proceed to tell the person who asked where they can find us and when our next bout is. For all those who are reading this, and for all those who have never seen Greensboro Roller Derby in action, this coming weekend is your chance. The Greensboro Roller Derby League is preparing to take on Hard Knox Roller Girls of Knoxville, Tennessee, in a doubleheader, season opener on March 10 at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, West Wing Hall-B. The Gate City Allstars and Greensboro Counterstrike will take on the A-team and B-team of the Hard Knox Roller Girls, respectively. A portion of the proceeds from this bout will go toward benefiting Every Campus A Refuge. According to the Facebook event page, “Inspired by Pope Francis’s call on every parish to host one refugee family,
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Every Campus a Refuge calls on every college and university to partner with a refugee resettlement agency and host one refugee family on their campus grounds and assist them in resettlement. Guilford College in Greensboro has done just that for 32 refugees, 18 of them children.” Portia McCurry Clowdis aka Scruff McRough is a referee for Greensboro Roller Derby and knows exactly what she is doing this Saturday. “I’ll be taking a bite out of derby crime and sending offenders to the box!” Brianna Azzara aka Atomic Breeze, is a member of Greensboro Roller Derby, a Mad Dollies team member and is going to watch her leaguemates bout this weekend. “I’m super stoked to be involved with GSORD for my second year,” she wrote in a Facebook message. “And I can’t wait to see the Gate City Allstars and Counterstrike dominate on the track! It’s also
amazing to be teamed up with such a community-focused organization.” Gaby Mena Pacheco aka Hispanic! At the Disco is a member of the league who will be a non-skating official for this bout. They said since this is the first sanctioned bout of the season, all the stats will be sent to the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association and it will affect the league’s ranking. “The travel teams have been training hard and it is going to be a great time,” Pacheco wrote in a Facebook message. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the first whistle is at 5 p.m. Tickets ages 0-7 are free; ages 8-12, students (with ID), military and senior citizens are $5 ($6.15 with the service fee if purchased online). Ages 13 and up) are $8 ($9.27 with the service fee if purchased online) and general admission is $8 in advance or $10 at the door. You can purchase Brown Paper Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.
com/event/3335129, or at the door of the Greensboro Coliseum. Can’t make it this weekend? The next bout for Greensboro Roller Derby is on March 18 in Winston-Salem, The Battle of the Triad. This bout, held at the WinstonSalem fairgrounds (located at 421 W. 27th St.), will be another double-header. This time, Greensboro Roller Derby will face-off with the former Winston-Salem team, the Camel City Thrashers. The Greensboro Roller Derby home teams, The Elm Street Nightmares and The Battleground Betties, will also compete against each other. This bout begins at 3 p.m. in the education building of the WinstonSalem Fairgrounds & Annex. Check on the Greensboro Roller Derby website (www. greensbororollerderby.com) and Facebook (@greensbororollerderby) for more details. ! KATIE MURAWSKI is the editor of YES! Weekly. She is from Mooresville, North Carolina and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in film studies from Appalachian State University in 2017.
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Miriam Hopkins: Belle on wheels MIRIAM HOPKINS: LIFE AND FILMS OF A HOLLYWOOD REBEL by Allan R. Ellenberger. Published by University Press of Kentucky. 424 pages. $45 retail.
University Press of Kentucky’s stellar Contributing string of show-biz biographies – which columnist have included such recent releases as Cynthia and Sara Brideson’s He’s Got Rhythm: The Life and Career of Gene Kelly and Alan K. Rode’s Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film – continues with Allan R. Ellenberger’s Miriam Hopkins: Life and Films of a Hollywood Rebel, the first fulllength volume devoted to the actress, as much remembered for such films as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), Trouble in Paradise (1932) and Old Acquaintance (1943), as her reputation – which preceded her, was not particularly positive, and was so well-known that the Harvard Lampoon once selected her as being “least desirable companion on a desert island.” Call Hopkins a diva, a grande dame, or worse – and many did – this dyed-inthe-wool Southern belle (born in Savannah, no less) was no shrinking violet. Her frequent demands to producers and screenwriters to enhance (i.e. enlarge) her characters famously cost her the role that won Claudette Colbert an Oscar in It Happened One Night (1934). Despite a good relationship with filmmaker Ernst Lubitsch, Jack Benny took it upon himself to convince producer Alexander Korda to instead hire Carole Lombard for To Be or Not to Be (1942), a resounding flop in its day but now considered a classic. Quite simply, Benny didn’t want to deal with Hopkins. Once on the set, whether by concession or contractual obligation, Hopkins boasted an arsenal of tricks to flummox or upstage her fellow actors. Some, such as Joel McCrea (with whom she made five films and had a good rapport), took it in stride. Filmmakers Lubitsch, William Wyler (These Three) and Rouben Mamoulian (Jekyll and Hyde, Becky Sharp) sung her praises, as well. Others, such as Edward G. Robinson (Barbary Coast), most definitely did not. On Jekyll and Hyde, in which WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
Hopkins played the sultry barmaid Ivy, she repeatedly infuriated co-star Fredric March, who was playing both title roles, because she constantly tried to dominate their scenes. (March, however, could console himself with the Oscar he’d win for his performance.) Ironically, some years later Hopkins and Robinson would share an unfortunate brush with the Hollywood Blacklist, although it didn’t hurt her career as much as his. In Bette Davis, however, Hopkins met her match. Never mind Bette Davis and Joan Crawford; the real feud was Davis and Hopkins. That both were bypassed for the role of Scarlett O’Hara was perhaps the only instance in which they were simpatico (Hopkins, being a native Southerner, thought she had an edge on the role). Hopkins had starred in Owen Davis’ drama Jezebel on stage in 1933 and expected to reprise the role onscreen. She didn’t, Davis did, and won an Oscar. They made two films together, The Old Maid (1939) and Old Acquaintance, and on both the battle lines were drawn early. They didn’t so much co-star as collide, with respective directors Edmund Goulding and Vincent Sherman acting as de-facto referees. In her later years, Davis took great delight in recounting how, during a performance of her one-woman show on the day Hopkins died, she said:
“God has been good to us. He’s taken Miriam Hopkins.” That few in the audience even remembered Hopkins was, undoubtedly, a further delight for Davis. Perhaps that was a catalyst for author Ellenberger, who provides a well-written and well-researched account of Hopkins’ sometimes triumphant, sometimes troubled life. This is no hatchet job. The book is dedicated to Hopkins’ only child Michael and Michael’s wife Christiane (both deceased), and it’s clear that they opened the proverbial vault, providing Ellenberger – and the readers – with a clearer insight into Hopkins’ life, which included a contentious relationship with her mother Ellen and, oddly enough, a firm belief in astrology and mysticism. It’s no exaggeration to say that Hopkins would consult psychic before making important decisions. It’s also no exaggeration to say that she was wildly incorrect in some instances. Despite being blessed with beauty, determination and talent, Hopkins’s career was undoubtedly curtailed by her
behavior, yet in interviews, she always remained circumspect. Such behind-thescenes gossip was not meant for public consumption, as she deemed it. Ellenberger, whose specialty is vintage cinema – he co-authored The Valentino Mystique: The Death and Afterlife of the Silent Film Idol (2005) with Edoardo Ballerini and went solo with Margaret O’Brien: A Career Chronicle (2013) – evinces a clear affection and respect for Hopkins, and no small measure of sympathy. She was clearly a difficult woman and temperamental actress, and career-wise she was frequently her own worst enemy, but that doesn’t diminish the work. Hers was a fascinating life and career, and it’s all to be found in the pages of Miriam Hopkins: Life and Films of a Hollywood Rebel. The official University Press of Kentucky website is kentuckypress.com. ! See MARK BURGER’s reviews of current movies on Burgervideo.com. © 2018, Mark Burger.
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Artist Sarah Hensley on pain and joy Painter Sarah Hensley doesn’t want to be called an outsider artist. Like many talented creatives, she rejects glib labels. “I don’t even know what ‘outsider artist’ means,” she said Ian McDowell while scarfing down Kaeng khaio wan Contributing (sweet green curry) at Downtown Thai columnist and Pho on WinstonSalem’s Fourth Street, a few blocks from where she works part-time at the Art for Art’s Sake Red Dog Gallery on Liberty. I use Sarah’s first name because she’s a friend, something I wouldn’t admit if I weren’t impressed by her work. This lunch proved to be her introduction to Thai food. Fortunately, she loved it, and so our friendship remained unblemished. “I guess I can’t be defined,” she continued while spooning up the last of her broth. Her green grin (the color came from her lipstick, not the curry) mocked the cliché. She’s not the kind of person to say something like that with a straight face. Sarah would rather talk about how much she enjoys painting than what kind of artist she is. “In Kernersville, I have so much fun,” she said. “I work in the fresh air and among amazing people. It’s such a delightful place that its employees go there to hang out on their days off.” She was referring to the mural she’s been working on at the Brewer’s Kettle in the town some residents call K-Vegas. “Every time I think I’m done, they build me something else to paint.” In 2017, she also took part in a collaborative mural project on Winston-Salem’s Trade Street, working
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Sarah Hensley shows off one of her murals at The Brewers Kettle in Kernersville. with other AFAS members to integrate their work with the pre-existing graffiti and challenge conceptions about public art. “I didn’t want to cover up or totally remove the graffiti,” she told the WinstonSalem Journal in February of 2017. “We got our friends involved, and now it’s this huge crazy art wall that looks really cool.” And then there are her Zarbies. As she told the Strange Carolinas website in October of 2016, she likes to take old Ken and Barbie dolls and turn them into zombies [www.strangecarolinas. com/2016/10/sarah-hensley-interviewwith-woman-who.html]. That project began one Christmas when Sarah and her “soul-sister and hetero-life partner” Kendra Parker were broke and had to come up with presents for their children. Sarah is familiar with being poor. She became a professional artist after injuring her back eight years ago. “I’ve been doing it since I fell through the cracks of the professional world and lost my regular people job.”
She used to be a surgical assistant. One day, she said, she had to move a very large patient all by herself. “We’d just had a big meeting about the bottom line, and I couldn’t call in the team to assist in moving this person.” So she did it all by herself. “I blew all the disks in my lumbar spine,” she said. “I had to have an anterior fusion, so some of my vertebrae are now one vertebra.” That’s why, when we left the Red Dog Gallery to eat at Downtown Thai, a trip that would have been an easy walk for me, we drove. A lot of things that once were easy for Sarah aren’t anymore. Her battle for Disability benefits has gone on for four years. “I got a kind lawyer, and he assures me that if he didn’t think it was a case worth winning, he wouldn’t bother.” She said she remains optimistic. “Which isn’t to say I have faith in the system, as that would be stupid; the system thinks I’m too bubbly, and they keep saying no because I don’t have enough paperwork describing my depression.” She
explained that her chronic pain and inability to do many things that others take for granted “doesn’t make me sad enough to satisfy them.” Sarah said that her art helps keep that sadness at bay, much of the time. “It’s kind of how I lift myself above the muck and mire. I wish I had Disability, because maybe then I wouldn’t struggle so much, but if I didn’t struggle, maybe I wouldn’t appreciate the things I have.” Sarah’s favorite medium is acrylics. “It’s the easiest one for me, and the most fun,” But she also likes trying new things. When I asked her what medium she wanted to tackle next, she grinned the way she had at her first taste of Thai food. “I want to do everything. Art is like a big buffet, and you gotta get a bite out of every dish.” ! IAN MCDOWELL is the author of two published novels, numerous anthologized short stories, and a whole lot of nonfiction and journalism, some of which he’s proud of and none of which he’s ashamed of.
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Viola Gentry: The Flying Cashier (1894-1988) BY JENNIFER BEAN BOWER Viola Estelle Gentry was born in Rockingham County, North Carolina, in 1894. In her early years, she endured a strained relationship with her stepmother and a monotonous job in a cigar factory. At the age of 16—to break free from the two—Gentry ran away from home and attempted to join a circus in Greensboro. When the plan failed, she and her young boyfriend eloped. Because of Gentry’s age, the marriage was dissolved, and she was sent to live with family members in Florida. There, without permission, Gentry took her initial jaunt through the clouds. For the first time in her life, Gentry felt alive—free from Earthly burdens—and she became fascinated with flight. Her interest, however, was suppressed rather than nurtured. When Gentry landed, she received a “sound spanking” for the escapade and soon after returned home. A few months later, the United States entered World War I and Gentry was sent to live with friends in Connecticut. To support the war effort, Gentry found work in an ordnance department and sold Liberty bonds. When the war was over, she volunteered with the American Red Cross, traveled to San Francisco, California, and witnessed the event that changed her life. On a pivotal day in July 1920, Gentry watched in awe as a stuntman landed his airplane on the roof of the tallest hotel in San Francisco. In one breathless moment, her destiny was revealed. Gentry recalled how she had felt in the air and declared that she would part the clouds. And soon after, she did. Gentry’s appetite for all things flightrelated became insatiable. She attended lectures, read books and saved money to take a flying lesson. When she had the amount needed, Gentry arranged to meet an instructor. But her enthusiasm to fly was dampened—albeit not extinguished—by the words of her male flight instructor who said: “A woman should not fly, but should stay home, get married and raise a family.” Of course, Gentry did not agree with his sentiments, so she packed her bags and headed to New York. She was convinced that the East Coast offered better opportunities for women interested in aviation and—at least in her regard—she was right. In 1924—while working two jobs—Gentry learned to fly. The following year, she soloed; and in 1926, she flew WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
underneath the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. The stunt was front page news and Gentry—who the press dubbed “the flying cashier” because of her position in a local restaurant—was an instant celebrity. Not everyone was impressed with her aerial achievements. According to a relative, Gentry’s parents felt her “activities were so unladylike that…she had disgraced the family.” Although Gentry was likely disheartened by her family’s opinion, it did not stop her from flying; and in 1928, she set the first officially recorded women’s solo endurance flight record. That same year, she also became the first federally licensed female pilot from North Carolina. Gentry soared in the spotlight of an admiring nation and sought to achieve even greater feats. In 1929, she and John W. Ashcraft endeavored to set a new refueling endurance flight record. The two intended to fly 174 hours or longer, but fog and an empty fuel tank sent them to the ground. Ashcraft—who was at the controls— died instantly. Gentry survived, but her injuries were so severe that she remained in a hospital for more than a year. Throughout her recovery and in the years that followed, Gentry married; became a charter member of the NinetyNines; laundered clothes for Harold Gatty and Wiley Post when they flew around the world; supported women’s rights in aviation; presented lectures; and welcomed Amelia Earhart back to New York after her famous flight across the Atlantic. She competed in air races; helped preserve the history of early aviation; received numerous awards; and continued to fly until cataracts permanently grounded her in 1975. On June 23, 1988, at the age of 94, Gentry folded her wings. When she died, there were no large gatherings or grand speeches from famous men and women. No words could have defined her life better than two sentences printed in the Danville Register & Bee. In her death notice, the author proclaimed that Gentry “wanted to fly airplanes. And fly she did.” ! JENNIFER BEAN BOWER is an award-winning writer, native Tar Heel and graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. While working as the associate curator of photographic collections at Old Salem Museums & Gardens, Bower researched local tragedies and composed the book Winston & Salem: Tales of Murder, Mystery and Mayhem.
Viola Gentry, 1928. Courtesy of the International Women’s Air & Space Museum, Cleveland, Ohio.
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esha is partly responsible. She had something to do, tangentially, with the formation of keytar-wielding duo Sext Message. The pop singer was John Adamian playing Charlotte @johnradamian in 2011. After the gig, Kesha and her entourage, which Contributor included a couple of tour buses full of party people, were ready to throw down. They rolled up to the world-famous Milestone Club, a venerable punk venue that is literally covered in graffiti and stickers and scratched-out markings from what’s now over 50 years of rowdy rock shows and boozy nights. As it happened, behind the bar at the Milestone that night, as on most nights, was Jonathan Hughes. This is a man who, over the years, has cracked
open more cans of PBR than he can even begin to fathom. When Kesha and her crew settled the tab at the end of the night, there was a significant amount of cash involved, and Hughes ended up with a very nice tip. That bit of gratuity gave Hughes the cash to buy something he’d been thinking about for a while: a keytar. Hughes, a big tattooed punk rocker, isn’t necessarily the kind of guy you’d expect to be saving up for one of those semi-ridiculous (yet totally rad) strapon, new-wave keyboard-guitar hybrids. The idea had been brewing for a little while. Hughes had been running the Milestone with his wife Stephanie, also a musician. The two had each played in bands separately for years, and they’d been considering starting a project together for the first time. The keytar was for Stephanie. At first, Hughes thought he’d be playing guitar, and there would be drums, a standard rock-band scenario. But the band, Sext Message, ended up springing into life unexpectedly. Sext Message play Winston-Salem’s Monster-
cade on March 25 with Crunk Witch, from Maine. As the pair tell it, they had a friend who was organizing a comedy show and looking for a musical act that would fit on the bill. Hughes said he had just the thing and it was called Sext Message. It was something he and Stephanie had been putting together. The only problem was that Hughes was sort of full of it. “I literally just made the whole fucking thing up,” Hughes said. “I don’t even know what popped into my head. We hadn’t even written a song yet.” Many bands have been launched with less than a decent name and a date for a loose first gig. Sext Message had a name, and they had a show penciled in. And, most importantly, they had a keytar. They cranked out some songs and played that first show with one keytar and a keyboard (mostly for piped-in applause sounds, in case people thought they sucked). So they got busy with the project. Hughes had started tinkering with his
wife’s new weird keyboard-ax toy, working on some song ideas and got a little carried away. “I played that keytar for like an hour, and I was like ‘This is awesome!’ so I just bought myself another one,” he said. “I just couldn’t help it. It was so much fun.” A single keytar is one thing. But two keytars is a totally different beast. The dual-keytar aesthetic is sort of a visual cue for prospective crowds. It lets people know that Sext Message means business. They’re committed to their party attitude, their get-on-thedancefloor-no-matter-what agenda, and their synth-pop pulse. The beats may be ricocheting and bubbling, and the synthesizers might generate fizzy oscillations and robotic arpeggiations, but the pair sees a connection between their dance-pop and all the other leather-clad bands they’ve been in. If dance music is about letting the body rule the mind and finding release on the dancefloor, punk is about not caring about rules or norms and traditions, and
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doing what you want. The band’s song “Dance Dance Resolution” is sort of their mission statement about the imperative to overcome inhibitions. But sometimes even the most defiant punks need help letting go, to cut loose in the service of pleasure over angst. “Dance music isn’t necessarily what a lot of punk rockers are really into,” Hughes said. Sext Message have bridged that gap by being plugged into the punk scene, running the Milestone and just embracing the two keytars as a suitable musical corollary to Doc Martins and mohawks. “I look at the band like it’s just a digital punk band,” he said. “To me, our band is just as punk as any band I’ve ever been in, as far as just not caring what people think.” Stephanie writes the majority of the lyrics, and she’s touched on themes of technology and alienation, romance and even political outrage. “Rogue Won,” off of Sext Message’s 2017 release Brace Yourself, is a post-election lament. “It’s a thinly veiled political song that also incorporates our love for Star Wars,” she said. WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
Sext Message might bring to mind a bunch of varied computer-friendly and analog acts: Robyn, Neil Young’s Trans, Best Coast, and even Pat Benatar. But beneath the chips, circuitry and punk-android vibe, Sext Message has also uncovered their romantic side, using the music as a way to explore and express the most it’s-so-unpunk-that-it’s-punk sentiment of all: love. If their first record was more of a goof on technology, the newer one had a beating heart underneath. “We just instinctively started writing songs about how we felt about each other,” he said. “It’s almost like we were using the band to communicate emotionally between each other.” ! 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 Sext Message with Crunk Witch and Mama at Monstercade, 204 W. Acadia Ave., WinstonSalem, on Sunday, March 25.
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FOUR SAINTS BREWING
218 South Fayetteville St. | 336.610.3722 foursaintsbrewing.com Mar 9: Turpentine Shine Mar 16: Brooke McBride Mar 24: Graymatter Mar 31: Robert Mabe Band Apr 6: Wolfie Calhoun
VILLAGE SQUARE TAP HOUSE
6000 Meadowbrook Mall Ct | 336.448.5330 Mar 8: James Vincent Carroll Mar 9: Whiskey Mic Mar 10: Southern Eyes Mar 16: Whiskey Mic Mar 23: DJ Bald-E Mar 24: AudioClypse Mar 30: DJ Bald-E Apr 6: Whiskey Mic
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GREEN HERON ALE HOUSE 1110 Flinchum Rd | 336.593.4733 greenheronclub.com
2900 Patterson St #A | 336.632.9889 arizonapetes.com Mar 9: 1-2-3 Friday Mar 27: The Contortionist, Silent Planet, Skyharbor, Strawberry Girls Apr 7: Maxo Kream Apr 22: Tesseract, Plini, Astronoid May 8: The Wonder Years. Tigers Jaw, Tiny Moving Parts, Worriers
ARTISTIKA NIGHT CLUB 523 S Elm St | 336.271.2686 artistikanightclub.com Mar 9: DJ Dan the Player Mar 10: DJ Paco and DJ Dan the Player
BARN DINNER THEATRE 120 Stage Coach Tr. | 336.292.2211 May 13: Stephen Freeman: Elvis Tribute
505 N. Greene St Mar 9: Mix Tape Mar 10: The Spazmatics Mar 16: Leather and Lace Mar 23: Mix Tape Mar 24: James Vincent Carroll Mar 30: Leather and Lace
THE BLIND TIGER
1819 Spring Garden St | 336.272.9888 theblindtiger.com Mar 8: Hayley Jane & The Primates Mar 9: Subdocta, Illanthropy, John Cash B2B Weapon Eyez, Drivenn, DJ XXOTIC Mar 10: Blake Shelton w/ Jukebox Rehab Mar 12: Twisted River Junction, Kilroy Kobra, Giant Red Panda Mar 14: Kung Fu w/ The Get Right Band
Mar 16: Yung Pinch Mar 17: John Kadlecik Band Mar 18: The Devil Wears Prada, Live For What Lasts, The Worshiper, No Devil Lived On Mar 19: Sam Foster, Doug Davis, Seth Williams, Jukebox Rehab Mar 22: Rings of Saturn: The Dank Memes Tour 2018, Nekrogoblikon, Allegaeon, Entheos, Gautama Mar 23: Radio Romance w/ Jay Liddle Mar 24: Cosmic Charlie Mar 25: Talib Kweli Mar 27: Watain, Destroyer 666 Mar 29: Lettuce, Maddy O’Neal Mar 30: We Came As Romans, The Plot In You, Oceans Ate Alaska, Currents, Tempting Fate Mar 31: Create ft. Phase One & Warez w/ Ouza, R3x0r, Makak
CHURCHILL’S ON ELM
213 S Elm St | 336.275.6367 churchillscigarlounge.com Mar 10: Sahara Reggae Band Mar 17: jack Long Old School Jam
THE CORNER BAR
1700 Spring Garden St | 336.272.5559 corner-bar.com
1126 S Holden Rd | 336.333.1034 thecomedyzone.com Mar 9: Patrick Garrity Mar 10: Patrick Garrity Mar 16: Jay Stevens Mar 17: Jay Stevens Mar 23: Mike Gardner Mar 24: Mike Gardner Mar 30: Greg Morton Mar 31: Greg Morton Apr 6: Ryan Davis Apr 7: Ryan Davis
11602 S Elm Ave | 336.698.3888 Mar 7: Old Heavy Hands, Brother Hawk Mar 10: Sam Frazier Band Mar 17: The Outside Voices Mar 21: Dan Layus Mar 23: Dave Barnes Apr 7: More Than Sparrows Apr 20: Threadbare Trio+1, Bryan Toney w/ Chris Nelson and Eddie McGee Jul 21: Couldn’t Be Happiers
117 S Elm St | 336.378.9646 cdecgreensboro.com Mar 8: PnB Rock Mar 24: Carolina Spring Jam Apr 6: Marshall Tucker Band Apr 7: Chris Lane Apr 14: Judah & The Lion: Going To Mars Tour Apr 17: Circa Survive Apr 26: Beatles vs. Stones Apr 27: Jackyl
GREENE STREET CLUB 113 N Greene St | 336.273.4111 Apr 1: Silent Rooftop Party
HAM’S NEW GARDEN
1635 New Garden Rd | 336.288.4544 hamsrestaurants.com Mar 9: Joey Whitaker Mar 16: J Timber, Joel Henry Mar 23: Lasater Union Mar 30: Megan Doss Band
SOMEWHERE ELSE TAVERN
5713 W Friendly Ave | 336.292.5464 facebook.com/thesomewhereelsetavern Mar 9: Mindjakked, Blodhren, Despair The Plague, Infect Mar 10: Boxxer Mar 21: Hallow Point Mar 24: Murder Maiden WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
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THE IDIOT BOX COMEDY CLUB
2134 Lawndale Dr | 336.274.2699 www.idiotboxers.com Mar 23: Krish Mohan & Andrew Frank
AFTER HOURS TAVERN
1614 N Main St | 336.883.4113 afterhourstavern.net Mar 9: Karaoke - DJ Dance
235 Cornell Dr | 336.543.4799
5840 Samet Dr | 336.887.2434 hamsrestaurants.com Mar 9: The Freddy Adkins Band Mar 10: Radio Revolver Mar 16: Cory Luetjen & The TBB Mar 17: Tyler Millard Band Mar 23: Brothers Pearl Mar 24: The Dickens Mar 30: The Southern Eyes Band Mar 31: Megan Doss Band
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118 E Main St | 336.207.1999 thedeckatrivertwist.com Mar 9: Kwik Fixx Mar 10: Spare Change Mar 16: Soul Central Mar 17: Crossing Avery Mar 23: The Plaids Mar 24: Jill Goodson Band Mar 30: Hip Pocket Mar 31: Jukebox Revolver
DANCE HALL DAZE
612 Edgewood St | 336.558.7204 dancehalldaze.com Mar 9: Skyryder Mar 10: Time Bandits Mar 16: Silverhawk Mar 17: The Delmonicos Mar 23: The Delmonicos Mar 24: Crimson Rose Mar 30: The Delmonicos Mar 31: Highway Time
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NCDOT TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING MARCH 26 NCDOT TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING FOR THE PROPOSED INTERCHANGE IMPROVEMENTS AT U.S. 29 AND REEDY FORK PARKWAY (S.R. 4771) IN GUILFORD COUNTY TIP PROJECT NO. R-4707 The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting to present the selected alternative for the proposed interchange improvements at U.S. 29 and Reedy Fork Parkway (S.R. 4771), in Guilford County. The meeting will be held on Monday, March 26 at the Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center located at 6275 Bryan Park Road in Greensboro from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Interested citizens may attend at any time during the meeting hours. NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and receive comments regarding the project. Please note that no formal presentation will be made. All comments received will be taken into consideration as the project progresses. As information becomes available, it may be viewed online at the NCDOT Public Meeting Website: http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/publicmeetings Anyone desiring additional information may contact Ahmad Al-Sharawneh, NCDOT, Project Manager, at 1582 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699, by telephone at (919) 707-6010 or by email at email@example.com. Comments should be submitted by April 26, 2018. NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Tamara Makhlouf via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (919) 7076072 as early as possible, so that these arrangements can be made. Persons who speak Spanish and 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 que hablan español y 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 1-800481-6494.
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191 Lowes Foods Dr | 336.747.3059 OldNicksPubNC.com Mar 8: Steve carden Mar 9: karaoke w dJ Tyler perkins Mar 10: Hitchcock Fugitives Mar 16: karaoke w dJ Tyler perkins Mar 17: celtic dance party w dJ Holly Manus Mar 23: karaoke w dJ Tyler perkins Mar 24: bootleggers Mar 30: karaoke w dJ Tyler perkins Mar 31: Second nature w keith burkhart Apr 21: Exit 180
2213 E Oak Ridge Rd | 336.643.1570 facebook.com/JPLooneys Mar 8: Trivia
ridEr’S in THE counTrY 5701 Randleman Rd | 336.674.5111 ridersinthecountry.net
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207 N Green St | 336.631.3143 2ngtavern.com Apr 28: perpetual groove & Marvelous Funkshun
408 West 4th St | 336.331.3431 facebook.com/bulls-tavern
3870 Bethania Station Rd | 336.815.1664 Mar 17: St. patrick’s bash
620 Trade St | 336.723.0322 facebook.com/FinnigansWake Mar 7: bedlam boys
638 W 4th St | 336.777.3348 foothillsbrewing.com Mar 7: Shiloh Hill Mar 10: Marcus Horth band Mar 11: Sunday Jazz Mar 14: Mason via Mar 17: 13th Anniversary celebration Mar 18: Sunday Jazz Mar 24: The Fustics Mar 25: Sunday Jazz Mar 28: redleg Husky Apr 1: Sunday Jazz Apr 8: Sunday Jazz
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
MillEnniuM cEnTEr 101 West 5th Street | 336.723.3700 MCenterevents.com
630 S Stratford Rd | 336.768.2221 milnerfood.com Mar 11: live Jazz Mar 18: live Jazz
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5455 Bethania Rd | 336.923.8623 Mar 8: open Mic w/ country dan collins Mar 8: Scott Moss band, cory Hunt band Mar 9: The Trailblazers Mar 10: brent pontillo Mar 10: Muddy creek players w/ Stephanie barclay Mar 11: rob price and Jack breyer Mar 11: red Squirrel chasers on Across The blue ridge w/ paul brown Mar 15: open Mic w/ country dan collins Mar 15: The dylan Mccray band, crossing Avery Mar 16: drake duffer Mar 16: Fiddle & bow presents: Scott Ainslie Mar 17: XcentriX
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The Other Side of the Moon will open soon in the space last occupied by the Twisted Vine Restaurant at the intersection of West Main Street and Oakdale Road, beside Full Moon Oyster Bar.
Brewery coming to Jamestown in April BY CAROL BROOKS | email@example.com First, it was choo-choo, as the North Carolina Railroad came to Jamestown around 1859. Then it was chew-chew, as the town became known for its eating establishments within the last decade. Soon it will be brew-brew when The Other Side of the Moon Brewery opens next door to Full Moon Oyster Bar in the space last occupied by the Twisted Vine restaurant. “The Full Moon in Jamestown has expanded,” said Randy Russell, president of Full Moon. “The Other Side of the Moon should open around April 1.” Full Moon and The Other Side of the Moon are separate companies but have several mutual investors. Russell said The Other Side is actually a part of the existing Full Moon Oyster Bar, however Moon Brew, LLC has subleased half of the available space to open its second brewery. “The Other Side will open prior to the brewery, creating additional bar seating for eating and a larger waiting area, as there was no waiting area prior,” Russell said. “We felt Jamestown needed a local brewery offering quality beers.” Russell said the brewing equipment is on order and should arrive in about two WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
to three more weeks. It will take about 30 days to install the equipment before brewing begins. It takes two to three weeks to brew a batch of beer, but the time varies with the type of beer. “We will brew many, many types of beer,” Russell added. “Once each batch is completed and offered for sale, another batch of a different beer can be started. So there is no one type of beer, but we have a couple in mind that should be regulars.” T.J. Anzulewicz is the brewer and co-manager. He has been brewing for several years, with a lot of trial and error. He has studied the craft and has been a professional brewer for about a year. He soon will receive his certificate as a professional Cicerone, the beer equivalent of a wine sommelier. “I started home brewing about 10 years ago in my college dorm room closet,”
Anzulewicz said with a laugh. “I brew for the love of brewing,” he added. “I love it when I see people drinking my beer, and they have a smile on their face. That’s why I do it.” The Other Side of the Moon will feature an IPA, an amber and wheat all the time as flagship beers, but every month – on the full moon –a new seasonal beer will be released. Beer, wine and a full bar will be available at the brewery as well as food. The existing kitchen at the oyster bar will be shared with the Other Side for full food service. Long lines outside the 103 W. Main Street location in Jamestown attest to the popularity of Full Moon Oyster Bar, which opened in 2014. Rather than just expand, owners decided to use the space vacated by Twisted Vine as a means to give customers not only a place to wait but also a place to taste the local brew. There will be
a customer access opening just inside the oyster bar’s entrance. In late February, the first Other Side of the Moon opened beside Full Moon’s original location in Clemmons. Anzulewicz is brewer and co-manager at both locations. While the company has several other oyster bar locations in Concord, Morrisville and Southern Pines, there are no firm plans at this time to add more Other Side of the Moon sites. Until last year, a brewery would not have been allowed to operate in Jamestown, but in June 2017, the Town Council approved a change in one of the town’s Land Development Ordinances to allow wineries, breweries and distilleries to operate within town limits. “I did not know about their plans when I asked for the ordinance changes,” said Planning Director Matthew Johnson. “That was purely coincidental. However, we are extremely excited to see businesses in Jamestown expanding and look forward to continued success for The Full Moon.” “I can’t wait to put great fresh local beer in the hands of Jamestown citizens,” Anzulewicz said. Needless to say, the owners hope customers to the Jamestown location will be “over the moon” about The Other Side of the Moon. ! MARCH 7-13, 2018 YES! WEEKLY
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BOOTH AMPHITHEATRE 8003 Regency Pkwy | 919.462.2025 www.boothamphitheatre.com
2700 E Independence Blvd | 704.372.3600 www.bojanglescoliseum.com
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1000 NC Music Factory Blvd | 704.916.8970 www.fillmorecharlottenc.com Mar 7: Fleet Foxes Mar 8: LP Mar 9: Dropkick Murphys
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Broken wings: Spy thriller fails to take flight
BY MATT BRUNSON
ventually, a movie will emerge that will exemplify the #MeToo movement in all its righteous fury and cathartic representation, but that moment hasn’t arrived yet. The ability of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to capture a slice of this zeitgeist is largely what has enabled its ascension as an award winner, yet controversy in other regards (chiefly, its hazy take on racism) has prevented it from serving as any sort of definitive poster child. Still, it’s a far better bet than Red Sparrow ( ), which has appeared on the scene promising to topple the patriarchy but choosing to cut a backroom deal with it instead. Reuniting with director Francis Lawrence (he of the three Hunger Games sequels), Jennifer Lawrence stars as Dominika Egorova, a Russian ballerina whose career ends abruptly following a mishap during a performance. Fearful that she and her ailing mother (Joely Richardson) will be left homeless once
the dance company kicks them out of the apartment it has provided for them, she reluctantly accepts the aid of her uncle Ivan (Matthias Schoenaerts), a mid-level government official. Ivan is convinced that Dominika has the making of a first-rate spy; his superiors (Jeremy Irons and Ciaran Hinds) aren’t so sure, but they opt to give her the benefit of the doubt. Ivan sends his niece to an academy that trains its agents to give themselves completely to whatever ugly task is on hand, usually of a sexually deviant nature (a “whore school,” as Dominika calls the joint). One female agent is expected to blow a confessed pedophile; another must allow a male trainee to rape her. Enter Nate Nash, who, despite the alliterative name, shouldn’t be confused with the Bond villain Nick Nack. Nate Nash (played by Joel Edgerton) is a CIA agent and the only man who knows the identity of the Russian mole who’s been feeding him secrets. Despite Dominika’s understandable difficulties at “whore school,” the Moscow brain trust decides that she would be the best spy to use her feminine
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wiles on Nate Nash and convince him to reveal the mole’s identity. For his part, Nate Nash is certain he can turn Dominika into an American asset. As a straightforward spy thriller, this adaptation of Jason Matthews’ novel (with Justin Haythe handing scripting duties) is awfully turgid, with a plot that never builds much momentum and zero chemistry between Lawrence and Edgerton. The entire endeavor plays out with even less believability than any given Spy vs. Spy cartoon from MAD’s golden age. Indeed, Red Sparrow contains little of the wit and wisdom of the best of yesteryear’s spy flicks — that gathering includes last summer’s unjustly ignored Atomic Blonde, an espionage caper as stylish as this one is stuporific. And like other exemplary films of this genre, Atomic Blonde chose to wear its danger on its sleeve — Red Sparrow, on the other hand, is content to merely shove it into its jockstrap. In short, this is an ugly movie that thinks nothing of repeatedly placing its female characters in degrading positions. As one example, it’s not enough that Dominika gets raped by a creep — he has to still be thrusting inside her as he’s strangled from behind, with his blood splattering her
body like a wayward ejaculation. One could argue that this is the way the world operates. Or one could cut the filmmakers additional slack and contend that they mean the entire picture to be a commentary on the cozy relationship between Trump and his Russian comrades, and how they all get aroused by the humiliation and brutalization of women (indeed, watching Dominika’s lecherous uncle sexually respond to her recalls Trump’s nauseating statements regarding his desire to date and bang his daughter Ivanka). But that’s an awful lot of slack — enough, in fact, to circle the globe twice. It’s hard to feel like a movie is striking a blow against misogyny when its camera leers as obsessively and as attentively as a virginal frat boy at a strip club. There isn’t any abuse endured by Dominika and her fellow female agents that isn’t captured in loving detail (male agents, on the other hand, have it comparatively easy). Of course, our heroine gets her revenge on (most of) her abusers, but it’s hardly compensation for the nastiness doled out over the majority of this picture’s punishing 140-minute run time. #MeToo? Nope. Just hashtag this one #NoneForMeThanks. !
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The Little Theatre of WS Announces Auditions
he Little Theatre of WinstonSalem will hold auditions for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) on Monday, March 12 at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem. Auditions will begin at 7 pm; actors should come to the lobby for check-in. No appointment is necessary, and everyone is welcome to audition. With all thirty-seven plays performed in ninety-seven minutes, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) takes audiences on an irreverent, fastpaced romp through the Bard’s comedies, histories and tragedies. The play was London’s longest-running comedy and includes the shortest-ever performance of Hamlet, which is performed both forward and backward. The Daily Variety called The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) “a madcap condensation that features nonstop laughs. Done at a whirlwind pace and with great
delight…there is no doubt that William Shakespeare himself … would approve.” Caitlin Stafford will direct The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). There are roles available for three actors; women and men aged 16+ are welcome to audition. Auditionees should be prepared to read cold from the script, improvise scenes and show off their physical comedy skills (comfortable clothing is suggested). Headshots and theatrical resumes are encouraged but not required. Actors are encouraged to bring their calendars to the audition so they can advise of any conflicts with the rehearsal schedule. Callbacks will be held Tuesday, March 13. Performance dates for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) are June 1-3 & 7-10. All performances will be held at the Hanesbrands Theatre. For more information, please visit www. TheLittleTheatreofWS.org. !
Shaun Hopper & Joe Smothers set to dazzle Triad music lovers
Shaun Hopper can literally pluck out a symphony with just one guitar and his two hands. Folksy at times, frenetic at others, with influences that range from classical to Celtic, country to pop, jazz to soul, a live show by this “acoustic fingerstyle guitar wizard” is chocked full of surprises. Joe Smothers possesses a voice strong and pure, his guitar playing is solid and his mastery in song writing keeps an audience’s attention from beginning to end. Thanks to a gracious sponsorship by Gateway Financial Advisors, Triad music lovers are sure to be dazzled by the
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two guitar virtuosos when they take the High Point Theatre stage for a single live performance on Friday evening, March 23, at 8 PM. “The Triad will have the rare privilege of seeing not just one, but two electrifying master guitarists and highly accomplished performers live,” says David Briggs, theatre director, “And, the experience is sure to leave us all totally breathless.” Tickets are $25, on sale now through www.highpointtheatre.com or by calling the Theatre Box Office at 336-887-3001.
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[PLAYBILL] by Heather Dukes Community Theater of Greensboro will be presenting Willy Wonka Kids on March 2-11. According to the press release, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka kids follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally charming Grandpa, Joe. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences. The performance times are March 9 at 7 p.m. and March 10 and 11 at 2 p.m. Prices of tickets are $5-$9. Kernersville Little Theatre will be presenting Second Samuel at the James Fitzpatrick Auditorium, located at 512 West Mountain Street, from March 9-11. According to the website, viewers will visit the town of Second Samuel, where change isn’t something the residents of this tight-knit openly embrace. “In fact, it’s one of those places where everything
is as it’s always been, and that’s just fine with everyone. But after the summer of Miss Gertrude’s death, sometime in the late 1940s, nothing will be the same again in their small town. A touching story of acceptance and community, experience a change of heart with the residents of Second Samuel.” This play was written by Pamela Parker, directed by Diana Marshall-Shoaf and produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois. Tickets can be purchased online at www. kltheatre.com or at the door. Adults are $15, students/seniors are $13 and children are $8. The show begins at 8 p.m. on March 9, 10 and 2 p.m. on March 11. !
The Heart Behind the Music Songwriters’ Showcase featuring Alabama’s Teddy Gentry, John Berry, Lenny LeBlanc, & Linda Davis Friday, March 9, 2018 - 8:00 PM Started in 2011 as a songwriters’ showcase, The Heart Behind the Music provides an up close and personal insight into some of the greatest music ever written, and performances by some of the industry’s most talented musicians. The musical talents featured for the 2018 showcase will feature 3 Grammy Award and 1 Dove Award winning musicians – Alabama’s Teddy Gentry, John Berry, Linda Davis, and Lenny LeBlanc – with opening guest Nadine from the #1 cable show on the RFD-TV Network, Larry’s Country Diner.
Shaun Hopper & Joe Smothers
2018 On Golden Pond: April 5 Black Violin: Back by Popular Demand!: April 24 Dawn Wells: What Would Mary Ann Do? April 28 For Tickets, call 336-887-3001 or visit HighPointTheatre.com Acts and dates subject to change. For the latest news, go to HighPointTheatre.com
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Merging a full range of musical genres – from alternative to folk, classical to country, Celtic to blues – with a percussive style defying description, Martin Guitar musician Shaun Hopper captivates everyone within earshot. Piedmont native Joe Smothers was a founding member of Doc and Merle Watson’s Frosty Morn Band, recorded on dozens of albums, and has performed at every MerleFest since its beginning. Thanks to Gateway Financial Advisors, Inc., for their gracious sponsorship of this performance.
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[NEWS OF THE WEIRD] WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING
As the medal ceremony for the men’s 1,000-meter speedskating competition concluded on Feb. 23 at the Gangneung Oval in Pyeongchang, South Korea, “serial streaker” Mark Roberts,
55, of Liverpool, England, jumped the wall and took to the ice. Roberts peeled off his tracksuit to reveal a pink tutu, a “penis pouch” with a monkey face on it, and “Peace + Love” scrawled on his torso. Although he might have lost points for an initial fall, he jumped up and continued performing a dance routine. Metro News recounts that Roberts has streaked at Wimbledon, the French Open and soccer matches, along with dog shows and other large events. He “retired” in
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2013, saying “gravity’s against me,” but apparently he couldn’t resist the global exposure of the Olympics.
As the 2018 Winter Olympics got underway, and athletes from Russia were forced to compete under the Olympic flag and be designated as “Olympic Athletes from Russia” (OAR) as punishment for systemic doping at the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russian bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva proudly wore a T-shirt that read “I Don’t Do Doping.” But on Feb. 23, Sergeeva became the second Russian athlete to fail a doping test. (Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky also failed a drug test earlier in the Games.) Sergeeva was a vocal critic of the Olympic policy toward Russian athletes, telling Yahoo Sports, “If we are here, and we are clean, we should be able to walk under our flag.”
District Judge Joseph Boeckmann, 72, took a personal interest in the young men who came through his courtrooms in Cross and St. Francis counties (Arkansas) from 2009 to 2015 with traffic cita-
tions or misdemeanor criminal charges. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that Judge Boeckmann routinely dismissed those charges pending “community service,” which Boeckmann would set up through private phone calls with the men, assigning them to provide sexual favors or allow Judge Boeckmann to take pictures of them in “embarrassing positions; positions that he found sexually gratifying,” a court document revealed. Boeckmann, of Wynne, Arkansas, admitted to the charges in October and was sentenced Feb. 21 to five years in prison. Prosecutors had agreed to a lesser sentence in light of Boeckmann’s age, but U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker ordered the maximum sentence, saying, “(H)e acted corruptly while serving as a judge. That sets his crime apart.”
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Washington State University senior Logan Tago, a football linebacker, received WSU’s Center for Civic Engagement Fall 2017 Community Involvement award on Feb. 1 for 240 hours of service to the local community, reported the WSU Daily Evergreen — service he was ordered to give as a stipulation of his sentencing in January 2017 for third-degree assault. In June 2016, The Seattle Times reported, Tago allegedly hit a man with a six-pack of beer and later agreed to a plea deal that called for 30 days in the Whitman County jail, $800 in fines — and exactly 240 hours of community service. Tago managed to play the final two games of the 2016 season and in all of 2017’s 13 games, despite a WSU athletic department policy that prohibits players who are facing a felony charge from playing.
On Feb. 9, the Texas 3rd Court of Appeals upheld the four-year prison sentence Ralph Alfred Friesenhahn, 65, of San Antonio received after his fourth DWI conviction in 2016, rejecting arguments from his lawyer, Gina Jones of New Braunfels, that the state’s legal limit for alcohol concentration discriminates against alcoholics, who have a higher tolerance for liquor. “You’re not being punished for being an alcoholic,” Sammy McCrary, chief of the felony division for the Comal County criminal district attorney’s office told the Austin AmericanStatesman. “It’s the driving that’s the problem.” !
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s you read through this week’s issue, you probably noticed that most stories have been about women. March 8 is International Women’s Day, which commemorates the Women’s Rights Movement and the whole month of March
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is dedicated to National Women’s History Month. YES! Weekly would like to celebrate by showcasing the women of the Triad who devote themselves to serving the public and those who own businesses that strengthens the community.
Becky Patterson owns the boutique Sisters on Tate, located at 330 Tate St. in Greensboro. The shop first opened on the iconic Tate Street on the campus of the University of North Carolina Greensboro and is still going strong 20 years later. Patterson stated in an email that some pros of owning her own business are making her own schedule and making changes quickly. “I have three kids, and it has allowed me to have three kids,” she wrote. Patterson said that a con of owning her own business is the busiest month of December, and having less time to spend with her family. Patterson said that a challenge she faced and overcame is how to be a leader and still be true to herself. Patterson’s advice to young women is to, “have a good network of people to bounce ideas on, work hard day-in and day-out, be good in math so you can know if you are making [a] profit or losing.” Pay Patterson a visit at Sisters on Tate, follow Sisters On Tate on Facebook (@ SistersOnTate) or visit www.sistersontate. com/ to see all the clothes and accessories she has to offer.
Anna Freiberg is the owner of Bender’s Tavern, located at 4517 W. Market St. #A, in Greensboro. Although she may not be taken seriously at first, she believes some of the pros of being a woman-owned business in the Triad is that people don’t expect her to know the things that she does. She said this gives her the power with the element of the surprise. One of the most challenging aspects of running her own business is, as a woman, she said she has to fight a little harder to be heard. Her advice to any young, (or older) women out there thinking about starting their own business is to “follow your dreams.” “If you have conviction, pursue your dreams,” Freiberg said. “Be about your business. Just because you are a woman, don’t let anyone stop you from pursuing your dreams.” Bender’s Tavern is open daily from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. Follow Bender’s Tavern on Facebook (@benderstaverngso) to keep up with upcoming events and specials.
When things go up in flames, Carol Key is there to fight them. After starting firefighter training with her husband back in 1998, Key has been climbing the ladder of the fire service industry for almost 20 years while wearing a 60-pound uniform — and loving every minute of it. She was promoted in September 2017 from Station Captain to Battalion Chief in Greensboro and says the pros outweigh the cons of the industry. “There’s a lot of ticking and playing that happens in the fire service,” Key said. “When I got [into the industry], I had to ask myself, ‘are they giving me a hard time because I’m the female or are they giving me the hard time because I’m the rookie?’” She took her growth with stride as her positions changed, and learned to bypass situations that might have occurred behind her back, “because there’s definitely people who have the opinion that women do not belong in the fire service,” Key said. But despite 24-hours-on and 48-hours-off shifts with her husband’s opposing schedule, she has found that her job allows time for her to be a mother and a wife, while training and leading in rewarding ways.
Coco Denson, the owner of Coco Exotics, grew up watching her mother and family members own businesses. After coming to Winston-Salem, obtaining a criminal justice degree and becoming a new mother of twins, Denson decided to put her plan to own a business into motion. Coco Exotics has just gotten off the ground and offers adult sips and treats to the Winston-Salem area. “I currently have 13 signature cocktails,” Denson said. “And my treats consist of cake pops, marshmallow pops, puddings, parfaits and more.” Although she has been offered some advice and feedback on being a female business owner, she has found that the way to handle everything is not written down in the books. “Being a wife is not the easiest job, being a mom is not the easiest job,” Denson said. “But I juggle everything on my own because of my background in New York; I always had to be on my feet.” Aside from the challenges, some of the best advice she has been given in the process has been “just to be aware, always keep a smile on your face and don’t be naive,” Denson said. Follow Denson on Instagram (@cocoexotics) to learn more about the launch of Coco Exotics on March 17.
From being stuck in a relationship involving domestic violence to starting off in the corporate world, to eventually owning her own bar, Danielle Bull has had an incredible journey. Bull is the owner of Bull’s Tavern, located at 408 W 4th St., a bar based in Winston-Salem. She started out as a bartender and from there climbed her way up to owning her own bar. Bull said a pro of being a woman-owned business in the Triad, is how she is viewed as a role model. She said both her and Tiffany Howell of Burke Street Pub are the only women in Winston-Salem that own their own bar. Bull said some of the cons of being a woman-owned business in a male-dominated business is dealing with misogyny. Which she said is something that she, unfortunately, deals with now more than ever. However, her advice for young women thinking about opening their own bar, or any business is to “stay true to yourself.” “I would say don’t talk yourself out of it,” Bull said. “Follow your dreams, but know exactly what you’re getting ready to get into financially. Stay true to yourself and your initial vision, but let your vision evolve as it needs to.”
Connie Barber is the owner of Peace Out Vapes (located in Winston-Salem at 170 Hanes Mill Ct., High Point at 2140 N. Main St. and Kernersville at 1405 North Carolina Hwy 66 S Suite E). Barber decided to stop smoking cigarettes in January 2013 and switched to vaping. Barber said a pro of being a woman-owned business is that she can actually own a business. She said as a woman, there is more compassion for others, especially in an industry where she is helping people. She said a con has been the lack of support for her business in the community. “This industry that I am in, we don’t get business loans,” she said. “It has been a little bit of a struggle to gain the respect of other business owners of this community in general because we have been characterized as pretty much an unfavorable business. My main goal was to help people quit smoking, I had been smoking for over 25 years and had tried to quit, and this was the only thing that worked.” As far as advice for women who want to start their own retail business, Barber said to have a passion for what you are selling, be educated about the product and reach out to other women in the community for help.
Danielle Moore is the owner of Moore Ways To Success, LLC which is her own counseling firm, located at 500 W. Fourth St. in Winston-Salem, where she specializes in connecting mental health and education. Moore said the pros of being an African American woman-owned counseling firm is that she has become a trailblazer. She has found people who are interested in helping and getting information from her because she is doing something new. The con she said, is that minority women are not always exposed to entrepreneurship and being in leadership positions as children. “It’s not really a con as much as it is a learning experience, and it is more of a mindset shift,” she said. Moore’s advice to other women who may want to start their own business is to become educated in their field, commit to themselves, look at the big picture and surround yourself with a good support system, without totally depending on your support system. Her kick-off event to launch her new program is called “Cool Kids Have Counselors” is in May. She hopes it will help remove the stigma attached to seeking mental health with children.
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Heather Brooks owns a real estate firm in High Point called, Highway Realty of the Triad and it is located at 3925 Sedgebrook St. Ste. 109. Brooks has owned her own firm since 2004. Brooks said that a con of this business is that it takes longer to get respect and get taken seriously as a woman. She added that a pro is, “after you get established, I feel like you get more support.” Brooks’s advice for young women that want to start their own business or realty firm is to “go for it” and not to wait because “someday is not a day of the week.” “I’m a mother of three, and I think that it is harder for people with children to think that they don’t have the time or that they can do it,” she said. “And you can, you just have to prioritize and juggle a little bit.” Brooks also wants people to know that there is a first-time homeowner down payment assistance program that starts in March and people can get up to $8,000 for their down payment. She said people in the public service industry could get up to $6,000 in assistance as well. Brooks said the best way to get in touch with her is through her email, firstname.lastname@example.org; Facebook page, @highwayrealtytriad or website, www. heatherbrooksonline.com.
Jessica Lowe is a telecommunicator for Forsyth County Emergency Services. Lowe said a telecommunicator processes emergency calls for medical services and fires for Forsyth County. She was also a paramedic for seven years before getting injured three years ago on the job and moving to telecommunication. Lowe said the hardest part of her job is getting callers to calm down, give telecommunicators the correct information and all the details as quickly as possible. “We have calls that hit personal aspects for women like, for children or the elderly, not only for women but all telecommunicators and emergency services personnel have that one call that tends to get them from time to time.” Lowe also states that another hard part is never knowing what to expect when picking up the phone. She said that an advantage of being a woman in her field is that “women sometimes have a slighter edge because they are able to use their compassion that they have as mothers and daughters.” Lowe’s advice to young women is to come in, be driven, have a goal and to “never stop pushing until you obtain that goal.”
Jenn Graf is a woman who helps the Triad stay in style. She owns a vintage consignment shop, called Vintage To Vogue Boutique that has vintage and contemporary clothing, as well clothing made by local designers. She also has a program called Recreate where you can bring something in or buy something from the store and have it altered, or updated. This program allows customers to be the designer, with the help of Graf and the seamstress that works at the shop. Graf said some pros of owning her own shop is “a lot of people enjoy the store, and I take an interest in customers. Women offer a softer touch.” Graff also stated that a con or challenge is “that small retail business have competition with other avenues such as online businesses such as Amazon.” Graf’s advice to others wanting to start their own business is being informed and having experience. “The biggest thing, do your homework, don’t rush into it. Gain knowledge about what you want to do before you do it. Learn as much as you can and educate yourself. Get experience and meet with people. The most important thing is experience.”
Rather than waiting for the opportunity to rent an Oscar-nominated movie on DVD, or stream foreign films online, Lawren Desai had the idea to turn an available space on Fourth Street in downtown Winston-Salem into the home of a genuine, arthouse cinema, known today as a/ perture, a two-screen house cinema and nonprofit organization. She held the title of owner, which transitioned to executive director with the switch to a nonprofit, but Desai never found any cons to being a female business owner. “I ignored or didn’t notice if there were any issues [with being a woman],” she said. “I just charted a course and stuck to it.” She has made it a point to hire as many women as she can at a/perture because she feels a sense of responsibly to support the next generation of women. For those who might feel the same calling, Desai said that when she began, there was a lack of networking opportunities in the area, but now is the time to take advantage of many that have come to be over her career. “Meet as many people as you can and just do it,” she said. “You can wait and research and have all these plans, but in the end, at some point, you have to step out, take a risk and take the leap of faith.”
Maya Kabi is not afraid to get her hands dirty. She is the owner of a general contracting and home remodeling company, Lenopy Painting and Renovation based out of Winston-Salem. She said the pros of being a woman-owned business in this field is that it adds a “uniqueness” and a way to get noticed since there aren’t as many local women in this field. Kabi said the advice she would give young women who are thinking about starting a business is to seek out mentorship. “It doesn’t have to be another woman at all, it really can be anybody that you trust and think can give you good honest advice about what you want to do in your career,” Kabi said. “They have a great knowledge base, and experience is the most important gift that somebody can give you in terms of what they did right and wrong. They also may have connections to individuals that can help you gain access to resources and bring you into potential marketing. These things will help you, especially initially. I’ve made, and am still making a ton of mistakes, so I wish I had taken the initiative to ask for more help than I did.” Need some renovations? Call Kabi and get a free estimate at (336) 529-3948 or visit www.lenopypaintandrenovation.com
Camille Halvorsen is the owner of Speakeasy Tavern, located at 1706 Battleground Ave. in Greensboro. She wrote in a text message that she has never viewed herself as a “female business owner” but rather, just a business owner. She said the pros of being a business owner is being her own boss, having a flexible schedule, providing jobs to the community and supporting other local businesses. Halvorsen wrote that the con of being a business owner is being the last person to get paid. She wrote that she would advise new female entrepreneurs, before they open their own businesses, to have experience with the business they are opening, to know themselves, be honest with themselves and “don’t be a jerk.” “Owning your own business takes a lot of self-discipline [and] a lot of financial discipline,” she wrote in a text message. “If you screw up or don’t feel like performing one day, who’s going to get on you for that? Nobody. You have to be able to hold yourself accountable and be a self-starter.”
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Michelle Rambo is a patrol officer for the Greensboro Police Department and has been for almost two years. She said as a patrol officer; she mostly gets calls for domestic disputes and suspicious activities. Rambo goes to work at 4 p.m. and goes home at 3 a.m. Rambo is in her early 20s and said a con of being a police officer as a woman is that people may not take her seriously. “I have gone to some calls where it’s not like I am the only female officer that responds and some people make the smart comments of like ‘oh it can’t be that serious because they sent female officers,’” she said. “You have to brush it off.” She said standards for females in the academy are the same for males; she said they do the same physical fitness and are held to the same academic standard. She said a pro of being a police officer as a woman is being able to help females who call and need help, but who may not necessarily trust men or male officers. Rambo said the biggest misconception about Greensboro police officers is that even though they may be viewed negatively, she feels that she is working at GPD to make a difference. As far as advice for other women who want to pursue law enforcement, Rambo (who is a small, petite woman) said not to let something such as size, physical strength or anything get in the way of pursuing their dreams.
Shana Wilkinson owns the alternative tobacco shop, Smokey Shay’s, with two locations at 2416 Spring Garden St. in Greensboro and 1005 Burke St. in Winston-Salem. Wilkinson is almost 35 years old and was a public school art teacher in High Point, Winston-Salem and Greensboro before she was a business owner. Her shop sales pipes, rollers, scales, coils and wraps. Wilkinson said a con of being a womanowned business is sexism that she experiences. “Customers walk through the door, and they don’t immediately recognize me as someone with authority,” she said. “I have been asked many times, ‘can I speak to the manager or the owner?’ And I am like, ‘why don’t you think I am that person?’” However, she said a pro of owning her own business is “little do they know, we generally make much more than the men-owners anyway.” Wilkinson’s advice to young women is to “be ready to work.” “You have to be the one who handles pretty much everything,” she said. “Put your dating life on hold for a few years until you get your business where you want it to be.” She said to be ready to date your business.
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Revision Vintage and Oddities, located at 313 E. Market St. in Greensboro, is a team-effort for co-owners Lindsey Sprague, Pam Cooper, Brittany Rudd, Kristin McGhee and Kim McHone. The quintet said a pro of collaboratively owning a business together and as women, is that they have been able to be in business without loans or investors. “(We) think that has shielded us from some of the sexism that’s so prevalent in the business world,” they wrote in an email. “We’ve been able to do this for ourselves, on our own terms.” The owners of Revision Vintage said if there are any other women who want to open a vintage shop, they are behind them 100 percent. “We started out renting a warehouse space where we ran our online shop and hosted monthly pop-up shopping events, and after a year we grew out of the space and moved into our current location. There is always room to grow, and if you do it gradually, you’ll be able to define your goals with more clarity because you know what has worked for you and what hasn’t. We know it’s different for everyone, so if you ever want to talk shop, stop by the store or send us an email! We’ll be more than happy to chat with you. We support more women, trans, and non-binary folks getting into business for themselves.”
Simonne McClinton is the owner of M’Coul’s Public House, bar and restaurant in downtown Greensboro, which has been up-and-running for almost 16 years. McClinton said the pro of being a woman-owned business in the Triad, is the ability to creatively express herself through her business. From menu design to the people she works with, she gets to make all the decisions. A con, unfortunately, is sexism. “I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to convince people the pub is mine,” McClinton wrote in an email. “The beer world especially could be extremely sexist. I had to really fight to be taken seriously and get the products I needed and wanted to make the pub what I wanted.” She also said a con of owning her own restaurant and bar is balancing family and work. She wrote that restaurant ownership means the job never ends. Her advice young women who are thinking about starting their own business is simple. “I try to go into each day remembering that everyone has battles, and kindness is the best way to approach most situations,” McClinton said. “Just don’t let kindness be mistaken for weakness because you will always be faced with difficult decisions. You can be kind and wrong.”
Tamra Dick is the owner of Dirty Dogs, located at 2511 Battleground Ave., a self-service dog wash and grooming service based in Greensboro. According to the website, Dick has over 11 years of experience working in a veterinary setting and has been an animal advocate for fostering and placing dogs in good homes for over 23 years. She believes the pros of being a woman-owned business in the Triad is the satisfaction she receives from being able to work with the public, as well as with four-legged, furry friends. She has a passion for animals and loves being able to assure her customers that Dirty Dogs is a safe and friendly place for them to bring their animals. Dick said the advice she would give to any young women contemplating starting their own business is to “go for it.” “I definitely say if you’re a young woman, get in there and take that leap of faith,” Dick said. “I feel like my mom definitely influence my decision to take that leap. I’m glad I did, and I wouldn’t change anything that I’ve done so far.” Does woman’s best friend need grooming? Take your pup to Dirty Dogs or visit the website for more information: www.dirty-dogs.net.
Tiffany Howell became the owner of Burke Street Pub in 2015, after trading in her cocktail shaker as a bartender, for “the best relationship you’ll ever have,” Howell said. Despite an original plan for a career in the legal industry, Howell returned to Winston-Salem in 2009, feeling that Burke Street was always home, and was able to buy the bar from her mentor, Burke Street’s former owner, about six years later. She believes the bar itself is not just the party palace of Winston-Salem but that its an institution of the city, especially after being in business for 20 years. Howell said that throughout her time in the industry, she has been met with nothing but respectful relationships and never let being a woman be chalked up to a shortcoming in any aspect. She is one of two female bar owners in Winston-Salem and finds the bar-owning community a pleasure to be a part of, especially because it revolves around people. “I think in business, it really is the way that you treat people that makes all the difference,” Howell said, “You could be the customer walking to Burke Street any day of the week, early in the afternoon or late at night, and there’s always going to be somebody there you know.”
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[LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Lion’s social life whirls at centrifugal speed this week as you go from function to function. Things slow by week’s end, giving you a chance to catch up on your chores. [VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Don’t let your stand on an issue cause a rift with a colleague. Insist on both of you taking time to reassess your positions while there’s still room for compromise. [LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) An opportunity you’d been hoping for finally opens up. But read the fine print before you make a commitment, especially where a time factor might be involved. [SCORPIO (October 23 to November
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[PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your recent workplace accomplishments boost your self-confidence just as you’re about to consider a potentially rewarding, although possibly risky, career move. [ARIES (March 21 to April 19) With your practical side dominant this week, it’s a good time to reassess your finances to see what expenses you can cut. Aspects also favor mending fraying relationships. [TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your Bovine-inspired determination to follow matters through from beginning to end pays off in a big way. Enjoy a well-earned weekend of fun with a special someone. [GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Aspects favor re-establishing business relationships you might have neglected. A family member’s request needs to be given more thought before you make a decision. [CANCER (June 21 to July 22) While you might appreciate the avalanche of advice coming from others, keep in mind that the intuitive Moon Child is best served by listening to her or his own inner voice. © 2018 by King Features Syndicate, Inc.
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* You may be surprised to learn that hot and cold running water has been around for thousands of years. Members of the upper class in ancient Egypt used copper tubing to pipe it into their homes. * If you take a close look at New Hampshire’s Constitution Bill of Rights, you’ll find “the right of revolution” enshrined therein. * GPS is a powerful tool that has changed the way we navigate the world. Of course, it’s not without its problems. Take, for instance, the case of the 23-yearold Canadian woman driving through the
Ontario town of Tobermory. She was a stranger there, so — as most of us would — she was using her GPS. Evidently, she was so intent on following the directions provided to her that she wasn’t paying attention to where those directions were taking her — that is, until she ended up in Georgian Bay. She made it to shore safely, but her car didn’t. * It seems that artist Leonardo da Vinci pioneered the paint-by-numbers style of art. He would sketch a piece, then number certain sections for his assistants to paint. Thought for the Day: ”It’s splendid to be a great writer, to put men into the frying pan of your imagination and make them pop like chestnuts.” — Gustave Flaubert © 2018 by King Features Syndicate, Inc.
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HAUNTING ACCIDENT What do dreams mean? I was dumped 10 months ago. I couldn’t stop thinking about him. Now I barely do, but last night, I dreamed Amy Alkon I broke in to his apartment, found Advice him in bed with this Goddess gorgeous girl, and punched her in the face. Does this mean I’m not over him? — Wanna Start Dating Follow your dreams — and end up doing five to 10 in the pen for home invasion and assault! The widely believed myth that dreams are filled with meaningful symbolism is an unfortunate form of what I call Freud reflux — the “I Dream of Penie” version of a questionable burrito that keeps repeating on you. The assumption that Freud knew what he was talking about comes not from any solid evidence for his claims but, as I wrote in a previous column, probably in part because he “accessorized so credibly, with the cigar, the iconic eyewear, and the groovy Viennese fainting couch.” Psychologist G. William Domhoff, on the other hand, has done decades of rigorous research on dreaming. He finds there’s really no good scientific evidence that dreams have any importance for guiding our lives — no evidence that they have any function or useful meaning for us (save for the guy in the turban and kohl eyeliner
outside the food co-op, for whom dreams are the stuff that timely rent payments are made of). Domhoff explains dreaming as “intensified mind-wandering” that leads to “imaginative but largely realistic simulations of waking life.” Brain imaging of people in REM sleep (a sleep stage often accompanied by vivid dreams) suggests our capacity to dream is “an accidental byproduct of our waking cognitive abilities” and may be a “subsystem” of the “default mode network” of the brain. This is simply the network of neurons the brain “defaults” to when you aren’t doing targeted thinking, like trying to solve some complicated equation or remember some word in French. Your brain doesn’t just shut down between these targeted thinking jags. It does what I think of as “background processing,” gnawing at problems you were previously focused on — but it does it beneath your conscious awareness while you’re, oh, washing a dish or having sex. So, in a way, dream time seems to be a kind of cognitive autopilot. In brain scans of people in REM sleep, neurobiologist Yuval Nir sees decreased self-awareness, attention, and memory. There’s also reduced “voluntary control” of action and thought — which is why, when dreaming, we cannot control “the content of the dream,” like by changing the channel from HesWithSomeHussy!TV. Nir also finds that there’s often — surprise, surprise — greater emotionality when dreaming. (Presumably, you don’t go around punching your ex-boyfriend’s dates in your waking life.) However, Domhoff says that in many
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I explain in my new book, “Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence,” their solution “probably sounds too simple to be real, but it makes sense. Removing the need to patrol your thoughts also removes the mental sticky note that tells you to keep going back into Thoughtland ... to see how well you’re doing.” In general, you should try to avoid ruminating — pointlessly rechewing the past, like your mind’s a sadistic TV station always showing the same disturbing rerun. Moving forward takes thinking about the past in “forward” ways — basically, by making meaning out of it. So when you find yourself reflecting on this relationship, remind yourself to put the right spin on it: looking at it from the standpoint of what you’ve learned — what you’ll apply to make your relationships work better in the future. Before long, you could be on a date again — and I don’t mean one of his, with binoculars from a car across the street. ! GOT A problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or e-mail AdviceAmy@aol.com (www.advicegoddess.com) © 2018 Amy Alkon Distributed by Creators.Com.
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