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Fr 19 METAL MIKE’S 50th BASH
F r 2 BEATLESQUE Beatles Tribute MOJO RISING Tribute to The Doors Sa 3 DELTA RAE @ CATS CRADLE Su 4 AFTON MUSIC SHOWCASE 6p F r 9 MARCO BENEVENTO 8p Fr 16 TURNPIKE TROUBADOURS 7:30 w/Frenchie’s Blues Destroyers
Sa 17 BARCODE SILENT PARTY 2.0 Fr 23 OLD 97’s w/ Vandoliers 7:30p Fr 30 RED NOT CHILI PEPPERS 8p JULY
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When FLORENCE WALLACE was a little girl growing up across Liberia, Nigeria and Ghana, she thoughtFri America looked like paradise, all except for New York. “When they show us America, we see Hollywood,” said Wallace.
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Imagine taking all the hobbies that you enjoy and turning it into your dream. It’s happening at COLONY URBAN FARM at 1100 Reynolda Road in Winston-Salem.It’s a little farm store with some gardening seeds and supplies, bee keeping needs, and implements for raising chickens…as well as….chickens. A little bit of country living for bona fide city folk. You’d be amazed how many people walk in wanting more information on the habits of the bees. 10 THE ETHAN I WAS BEFORE is a story of family, friendship, heartbreak, and growth. Ultimately, it is an exploration into the way life changes you in the aftermath of a tragedy. Twelve-year-old Ethan is in the throes of guilt and loss when the novel begins Twelve-year-old
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Ethan is in the throes of guilt and loss when the novel begins, believing himself to be responsible for the death of his best friend. He and his family have uprooted their lives, moving from Boston to a small town in rural Georgia...
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The name GENE KELLY (1912-94) instantly conjures images of Singin’ in the Rain (1952), widely regarded as Hollywood’s greatest musical – a genre to which the Pittsburgh-born entertainer will forever and inexorably be linked. 12 NATHAN POPE has been carrying around a guitar since about the time he started talking, bonding with the instrument in the way that some toddlers latch onto a favorite blanket or stuffed animal. He’s about to leave middle school and he can hold the guitar on his own, but he still needs his parents or an adult to drive him to the gigs that he plays with the instrument. 19 Reynolda House Museum of American Art will present GEORGIA O’KEEFFE: LIVING MODERN, a landmark exhibition organized by the Brooklyn Museum that examines the artist’s selfcrafted persona through her art, her dress, and her progressive, independent lifestyle. 20 It seems that every decade rates its own KING ARTHUR flick, which means those folks who never wanted the 1980s to end now have another reason.
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EVENTS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS | BY AUSTIN KINDLEY
GROWING FANTASIES FRIDAY
CARS 3: ROAD TO THE RACES THURSDAY THUR 18 CARS 3: ROAD TO THE RACES ROLLS INTO GREENSBORO WHAT: CARS 3 Road to the Races tour is free and open to the public! Fans will have the opportunity to: Take photos with the stars of the movie Lightning McQueen, Cruz Ramirez and Jackson Strong Participate in a host of family-friendly activities: Race pit crew tire-changing simulation, sample highoctane smoothies, and enjoy our interactive play area. WHEN: 12 p.m. WHERE: Mack Trucks Brand & Product Line 7900 National Service Road, Greensboro. MORE: Free event.
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LIONS, TIGERS, & BEER!
WHAT: The show and sale will feature works of original art, fine crafts and gift items. Along with the Artists of Gateway Studios, participating artist will be Derek Cernak. Enjoy live music featuring the Enrichment Center Percussion Ensemble and refreshments by the Center’s Culinary Arts Students. WHEN: 5 p.m. WHERE: Gateway Gallery. 1006 South Marshall Street, Winston Salem. MORE: Free event.
WHAT: Come tour the park, sampling dishes and drinks inspired by our animals!Well have six fabulous local chefs & six breweries stationed near our tigers, binturongs, caracals, wolves, lions, and dingoes! If thats not fun enough, our guests will also have the opportunity to quaff fabulous beer from local breweries. WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Conservators Center. 676 E Hughes Mill Road, Burlington. MORE: $100 tickets.
FRI 19 BRING YOUR HEART BACK HOME: TRIAD BENEFIT CONCERT WHAT: Join us for a special concert of original musical selections from a decade of collaborations between Laurelyn Dossett and Preston Lane. With special musical guests Riley Baugus, Molly McGinn, Scott Manring, Faye Petree, and a surprise guest or two! WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Triad Stage at the Pyrle. 232 S. Elm Street, Greensboro. MORE: $10-$100 tickets.
SAT 20 TRIAD DOG GAMES WHAT: Triad Dog Games is presented by The Sergei Foundation to help save companion pets’ lives for families unable to afford emergency, life-saving care. This fourth annual event showcases some of the best sport-dog competitors in dock jumping and disc! You may enter your dogs to compete or just come to spectate, spend the day at the park, eat, and have some family fun. WHEN: 10 a.m. WHERE: Winston Salem Fairgrounds. 411 Deacon Blvd, Winston-Salem. MORE: Kids 10 and under are $5, else $10 per person.
31st ANNUAL CAROLINA BLUES FESTIVAL SATURDAY SAT 20
WALNUT COVE SPRINGFEST WhAT: The Town of Walnut Cove invites the public to celebrate Walnut Cove’s annual Springfest. Various activities and entertainment will be set up on Main Street from Fowler Park to the midtown stoplight, with a miniature train for transportation around town (10:30-2:30 p.m.). There will be a cruise-in, dancing and the Stan Bobbitt band playing on a stage near the town center. WheN: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. WheRe: Downtown Walnut Cove. Main Street, Walnut Cove. MoRe: Free entry.
SAIL INTO SUMMER CRAFT AND VENDOR EVENT
31ST ANNUAL CAROLINA BLUES FESTIVAL
CTG’S PRODUCTION OF MADAGASCAR JR.
RAVEN’S ROOST AT THE CURB
WhAT: Summer’s hot... your look should be too! Join us for an afternoon of shopping from every vendor imaginable! From clothes to makeup, gifts & jewelry, candles & purses, we’ve got everything you need to make a summertime statement! Well have a great music to provide a summer vibe, & the most awesome sweet goodies & southern soul food provided by Creative Cakes & Snacks. WheN: 12 p.m. WheRe: HQ Greensboro. 111 W. Lewis St., Greensboro. MoRe: Free entry.
WhAT: The longest-running blues festival in the Southeastern United States returns Saturday. We have international, national, regional, and local blues acts on the docket for a day of blues, rain or shine! The Carolina Blues Festival is a family friendly event where you’ll enjoy more food trucks, arts and craft vendors, terrific music and much more. WheN: 12:30 p.m. WheRe: Barber Park. 1500 Dans Road, Greensboro. MoRe: $25-$75 tickets.
WhAT: Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in a musical adventure. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar. WheN: 2 p.m. WheRe: Community Theatre of Greensboro. 520 South Elm St., Greensboro. MoRe: $10-15 admission.
WhAT: Raven’s Roost at the Curb will be back again getting funky at the curb. The market will feature 30+ local vendors selling a wide variety of antiques, vintage goods, handmade and more. This month we have music being provided by Eugene Chadbourne. Flite Time Wings and Porter House Burger Food Trucks will be on Site along with Natty Greene’s beer truck. WheN: 12 - 5 p.m. WheRe: Greensboro Farmer’s Curb Market. 501 Yanceyville St., Greensboro. MoRe: $5 admission.
GEARS & GUITARS MUSIC FESTIVAL May 26–29 COLLECTIVE SOUL
TONIC THE BLUE STONES
May 26, gates open at 6 p.m.
May 27, gates open at 5 p.m.
Photo: Joseph Guay
MUSCADINE BLOODLINE ERIC DODD
FREE MEMORIAL DAY CONCERTS Food Trucks, Family Activities, and Walk & Roll
EDWIN MCCAIN SUSTO
THE PLAIDS Photo: Sasha Israel
May 28, gates open at 6 p.m.
CLAY HOWARD AND THE SILVER ALERTS HANK, PATTIE & THE CURRENT
May 29, 1 – 7 p.m.
All Performances are at Bailey Park · Rain or Shine · Food and Beverages Available for Purchase
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Colony Urban Farm Store fills a niche
BY KRISTI MAIER
magine taking all the hobbies that you enjoy and turning it into your dream. It’s happening at Colony Urban Farm at 1100 Reynolda Road in Winston-Salem. It’s a little farm store with some gardening seeds and supplies, bee keeping needs, and implements for raising chickens…as well as….chickens. A little bit of country living for bona fide city folk. You’d be amazed how many people walk in wanting more information on the habits of the bees. In Winston-Salem. Go figure. Fun fact: The North Carolina state insect is the Honeybee. It appears that beekeeping is on the rise here and that suits this Colony just fine. Husband and wife team, Allison Bowling and Josh Pietrafeso, moved to Winston-Salem last September after growing tired of the harsh, long winters in Denver, Colorado. Allison grew up here and had been longing to return. Josh said
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he and his wife had always loved urban farms and markets, which are quite common in Denver. He says they spent a lot of time helping friends learn more about raising chickens, beekeeping and gardening. They often found conversations at get togethers turning to these topics. “We took a little bit of what we loved about all our favorite places and started coming up
with a plan to open a place of our own.” In February of this year, the couple opened Colony Urban Farm Store. “It’s called Colony because we all have different skills. My wife is the chicken lady. I know about bees.” It’s a new concept here in the Triad. Josh says, “If you said urban farm in Denver, everyone would know what you are talking about, but here we had to spell it out a little bit.” It’s exactly what it sounds like. Farming for the modern life and raising chickens and bees are a big part of that. Josh, who’s a licensed solar electrician by trade, grew up the son of a master gardener, growing everything and preserving it too and that transitioned easily into adulthood. “We’ve always gardened and Denver has such a short growing season, we got tired of buying at the store or in MAY 17-23, 2017
bags. It is already weeks old by the time it gets into the store and goes bad so quickly. So I got into hydroponics to have fresh greens and salad year-round.” There was a deeper reason too. Their son, Sash, was experiencing absent seizures and as the doctors prescribed harsh, adult-strength medication, he and Allison wanted to find a more natural path. “For a three-year-old to have to endure that, it just didn’t seem right, so we got several opinions and were told there might be a correlation to food allergies. We removed gluten, dairy and eggs and pretty much immediately we stopped seeing these things that were happening.” As a result, Josh and Allison decided to also eliminate those things from their diet for the most part, and to develop a healthier lifestyle. Healthy and sustainable is what they
live by today. “Our motto is ‘know it or grow it.’ If you don’t know where your food is coming from, either grow it yourself or change your source,” Josh told me. The market items are a small but growing selection of produce, like berries and micro greens, eggs, cheese, ready-made products like ferments and pimento cheese or do-it-yourself kits if you prefer, like mushrooms, grow your own bread, make your own buttermilk, kefir or sour cream. If you like honey, you’ll be in heaven. Colony already has one of the largest selections of local and exotic of honey in the city, but Josh and Allison wanted to offer something a bit out of ordinary. Honey on tap. He says, “We thought, wouldn’t it be cool if we could dispense honey?” Honey was then put on tap in Winston-Salem. Towering in all its amberness in tall, clear, cylinders where customers can sample and the Colony Urban farmers will dispense and explain every little sweet, smoky and floral note. It’s the show piece of the store and has a neon sign to go with it. The rest of the store is stocked with things that Josh and Allison love, from the handmade African baskets to the gardening items, beekeeping and chicken coop supplies to the soaps. There are even books. So in addition to farming type supplies, you’re likely to find a unique gift for someone. Colony Urban Farm Store is also one of the latest shops in the area to offer Air Wheel Coffee, a local air-roasted coffee available in whole bean in repurposed wine bottles. Air Wheel also makes a coffee extract kept in the refrigerator case. Since opening, the couple is striving to source each and every item as locally as possible. WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
Everything except honey, which they plan on continuing to offer a wide selection of local and imported varieties. Josh says, “Everything else will be hyperlocal. Even our bee pollen is locally sourced.” Bee pollen? Yes. And you should give it a try. Think of a nutty type flavor with full-on honey impact, while not being too sweet. It’s great for the immune system and for people with allergies. It’s also an excellent source of protein used immediately by the body. Josh suggests, “Throw it on toast, have it with jam, yogurt, on top of smoothies…really anything. You can even mix it with a bit of honey for quick energy boost.” As more customers have stumbled upon and reached out to Colony Urban Farm Store to learn more about beekeeping and other urban farm methods, they are now offering workshops and classes to meet that growing need. Josh says, “I’m passionate about it and I want to teach folks about it, so the workshop allows us to hand out that knowledge and later they can buy their supplies right from this store.” Josh says he’s been amazed at the response from current and future chicken keepers as well as current and future beekeepers who needed this kind of resource. “Winston is such a great town. It’s beautiful. I didn’t grow up here so it’s a blank slate for me. We’ve had a great reception here. I look out and this is my view every day. What we are doing is embraced here, and it’s cool to see that.” !
Colony Urban Farm Store is located at 1100 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem. colonyurbanfarm.com 336-331-3961 MAY 17-23, 2017
The many faces of Ethan BY CHELLA MCCLELLAND
he Ethan I Was Before is a story of family, friendship, heartbreak, and growth. Ultimately, it is an exploration into the way life changes you in the aftermath of a tragedy. Twelve-year-old Ethan is in the throes of guilt and loss when the novel begins, believing himself to be responsible for the death of his best friend. He and his family have uprooted their lives, moving from Boston to a small town in rural Georgia, in order to give Ethan relief from his hardship and an opportunity for a fresh start. Despite this and other extreme efforts from his parents, nothing seems to alleviate his despondency—nothing, that is, until he befriends Coralee, a clever little girl with a big heart and some tall tales, who gives him what he feels is a second chance at friendship. Because of trauma that goes undefined for a good portion of the book, Ethan’s life is divided into rigid categories of the
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Before and the After. He knew who he was before the tragedy struck—daring, athletic, happy—but he is discombobulated and struggles to reorient himself afterwards. Losing his best friend, his good relationship with his family, his interests, his school, and even his city, Ethan is no longer recognizable even to himself, especially to himself. Author Ali Standish impeccably conveys Ethan’s heartbreak at such devastating loss and thoroughly demonstrates his inability to move past it. He is a highly reliable, relatable, and empathetic character whose struggles are so tangible that the reader yearns to relieve him of some of his burden. The reader feels a sensation of helplessness as he plods through the days and aches for nothing other than to be with someone he can no longer be with. Ethan is not the only multi-dimensional character. There is his grandpa’s struggle to get past his own heartbreak; there is Coralee’s family dysfunction; there is his mother’s childhood baggage. Nearly every other character is fleshed out enough to
give the reader glimpses of rich, intricately woven inner lives. Every relationship in the book is both complex and realistic. Set in Georgia, the location becomes a character of its own, impossible to deny or ignore. The South is present in the diction and dialogue of the characters. It is present in the names of characters and places, in the weather, in the mannerisms. It is present in the endangered red wolves, which later become a crucial part of the story. Something changes about halfway through the novel. It seems to diverge from the story of Ethan’s healing to something more akin to a mystery when Coralee and Ethan come into possession of several expensive pieces of jewelry. Then the story veers into something like a thriller when Ethan and Coralee brave the outdoors in the zenith of a hurricane. Initially there is some question about how these various components of the story will pertain to the beginning, but it is quickly evident that these pieces are easily reconcilable. All aspects of this book are woven together seamlessly. When the reader has questions, there will ultimately be answers. The pace in which the story is told is drawn out, but never once does it feel slow. Rather, this measured clip adds to the story’s allure and suspense. What exactly happened to Ethan’s friend? What
did his brother say to him that wounded him so severely, and what mounted a barrier between them? What is Coralee hiding? Why is Ethan’s mother’s relationship with her father so strained? Why does Ethan feel so guilty? What really happened to Kacey? All of those questions and more are answered in due time, but the reader must possess an element of patience. Though this is a novel intended for young adults, it holds appeal for mature audiences as well. It speaks volumes about the power of friendship, family, healing, and forgiveness. It is a remarkable thing to witness Ethan’s recovery, to watch him grow and heal from start to finish. The Ethan at the end of the book is shockingly different than the Ethan at the start, but he ultimately evolves into a person that is whole instead of a person that is fragmented. !
Novelist Ali Standish will be at Scuppernong Books on Monday, May 22 at 7 PM to talk about her debut novel.
New Gene Kelly biography makes all the right moves BY MARK BURGER HE’S GOT RHYTHM: THE LIFE AND CAREER OF GENE KELLY by Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson. Published by University Press of Kentucky. 560 pages. $39.95 retail. The name Gene Kelly (1912-94) instantly conjures images of Singin’ in the Rain (1952), widely regarded as Hollywood’s greatest musical – a genre to which the Pittsburgh-born entertainer will forever and inexorably be linked. He’s Got Rhythm: The Life and Career of Gene Kelly, written by twin siblings Cynthia and Sara Brideson, is not the first biography of Gene Kelly and probably won’t be the last, but it’s certainly one of the best. The authors’ expansive knowledge of – and equally expansive affection and respect for – their subject is unmistakable, to say nothing of infectious. But He’s Got Rhythm isn’t a mere valentine to Gene Kelly. It’s an extensively researched, expertly assembled, and almost compulsively readable chronicle of a talent who made it to the top through sheer determination, hard work, and not a little talent. The Bridesons previously co-authored Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway’s Greatest Producer (2015) and Also Starring … Forty Biographical Essays on the Greatest Character Actors of Hollywood’s Golden Era, 1930-1965 (also 2015), both well-researched and widely regarded, but He’s Got Rhythm may be their ultimate triumph. Sadly, the triumph is bittersweet given Sara’s untimely death earlier this year. The product of a close-knit, blue-collar family, the young Gene exhibited considerable athletic ability early on, establishing a dance school that prospered even in the depths of the Depression. By the late ‘30s he was making a name for himself on the Broadway stage, and it wasn’t long before Hollywood beckoned. He made his screen debut opposite Judy Garland, who would remain a friend until her death, in the Busby Berkeley musical For Me and My Gal (1942). Unceasingly ambitious, Kelly choreographed most of his early films, then made the leap (no pun intended) to directing in On the Town (1949), co-directing with fellow choreographer Stanley Donen. Kelly earned an Oscar nomination (his only one) as Best Actor in Anchors Aweigh (1945). WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
appear in character roles He’s Got Rhythm (yes, 1977’s infamous puts to rest the longViva Knievel! rates a menheld myth that Kelly tion here). and Fred Astaire, with Yet for the most part whom he’d appeared in he seemed content in Ziegfeld Follies (1946). being an elder statesman If they were rivals, they of the musical genre. were the friendliest of He appeared in That’s rivals. Whereas Astaire Entertainment (1974), exemplified elegance, a compilation of classic Kelly exemplified sheer musical moments that strength. To compare became an unexpected the two is a fruitless box-office hit, then ap(but likely entertaining!) peared in and directed endeavor the 1976 sequel, That’s Of course, Kelly’s Entertainment – Part II. classic musicals are He dusted off his dancing many: The Pirate (1948), shoes, and donned roller skates, for the illSummer Stock (1950), the Oscar-winning fated retro/disco musical Xanadu (1980), An American in Paris (1951) and, natuwhich he freely admitted was “terrible.” rally, Singin’ in the Rain. For these alone Following the death of his second he would be rightfully revered. But Kelly wife Jeanne in 1973 – he’d previously could be equally effective in dramatic been married to the actress Betsy Blair roles, including Black Hand (1950), one (whose 2003 memoir The Memory of All of the first Hollywood depictions of the That: Love and Politics in New York and Mafia, and particularly as the cynical Hollywood and Paris is among the many newspaperman in Stanley Kramer’s 1960 sources here) – Kelly chose to spend much screen version of Inherit the Wind, in of his time with his three children, content which he held his own – and then some in his accomplishments and secure in his – against such formidable co-stars as legacy. He had nothing left to prove, and Spencer Tracy and Fredric March. (Years he knew it. later, Kelly would call the experience “the In 1990, at age 77, Kelly married his third great climax to my career.”) wife, the much-younger Patricia Ward. An intensely private man with strong With his death in 1996, following a series scruples and a strong sense of family, of strokes that left him incapacitated – a Gene Kelly did possess the proverbial tragic irony for someone as agile and Irish temper, and also quintessential Irish athletic as he’d been – a part of old Hollycharm. He could be demanding (as much wood seemed to go with him. Yet He’s Got of himself as others) and stubborn (even Rhythm isn’t written to bury Gene Kelly, refusing to shoot a climactic parade scene but to praise him – higher and higher, up in Hello, Dolly!), but was also generous to the stars where he belongs, and where and compassionate. he still shines brightly. ! Even during the days of the Red Scare and Hollywood Blacklist, when speaking on behalf of labor unions was very much an iffy proposition, Kelly never lost his sympathy for the working man – whom he strongly identified given his own hardscrabble backSTRAWBERRY PANCAKE DAY ground. Saturday, May 20 — 8 - 11:30am With the erosion of musiDelicious pancakes, prepared by Alex, of Cheesecakes by Alex using fresh, cals, following a spate of biglocally sourced strawberries and eggs from the market. Enjoy your tasty breakfast while listening to live music from Momma Molasses, 8 - 9:30am, budget, late-’60s behemoths & The Moodboosters, 10am - 12pm. Vendors across the market will – including Hello, Dolly! be creating specialty items inspired by this seasonal fruit and will be (1969), which he himself diidentified with red balloons. The cost is $5 per plate while supplies last. rected – his big-screen career waned with it. He would oc501 Yanceyville St. • Greensboro, NC casionally do a TV special, or WWW.GSOFARMERSMARKET.ORG
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Young guitarist Nathan Pope plays Blues Festival BY JOHN ADAMIAN
31ST ANNUAL CAROLINA BLUES FESTIVAL ARTIST PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
athan Pope has been carrying around a guitar since about the time he started talking, bonding with the instrument in the way that some toddlers latch onto a favorite blanket or stuffed animal. He’s about to leave middle school and he can hold the guitar on his own, but he still needs his parents or an adult to drive him to the gigs that he plays with the instrument. There’s something incongruous about the concept of a blues prodigy. The blues is a form that suggests the wisdom of lived experience, suffering and endurance. It’s not so much about virtuosity — though there’s that, too — as it is about a philosophical perspective. One doesn’t necessarily expect kids to come by that perspective in middle school. Being venerable is probably more valued in the field than being fresh-faced. But, depending on how you think of it, the tradition needs
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12:00 Noon – Gates Open 1:00 – 1:05 – Official Opening 1:05 – 1:40 – Laura Blackley & the Wildflowers 1:45 – 2:15 – Seth Williams & Terry VunCannon 2:30 – 3:15 – Gate City Divas 4:00 – 4:30 – Gabe Morales / Nathan Pope Showcase 4:40 – 5:40 – Big Ron Hunter 6:00 – 7:00 – The Luxuriant Sedans 7:15 – 8:40 – Brandon Santini 9:00 – 10:40 – Eric Gales young keepers of the flame to convey the depth of the music to future generations. Nathan Pope is a 14-year-old guitarist and singer who has been studying up on the blues. Pope lives in Liberty, in Randolph
County, and he’ll be part of the youth showcase at the Carolina Blues Festival at Barber Park in Greensboro on Saturday, May 20. (The festival, which features Eric Gales, Luxuriant Sedans, Brandon Santini,
Big Run Hunter, and others, is put on in association with YES! Weekly.) Pope, who got his first six-string from his grandmother when he was two years old, is fond of visually arresting guitars
modeled after classic Gibsons — Flying Vs, Gold Top Les Pauls, etc. His dream guitar is the classic double-neck SG made famous by Jimmy Page. These are not the guitars of subdued backing-guy players. You generally don’t gravitate toward a Flying V or a double-neck unless you’re wanting to strut your stuff a little bit. And that’s probably as it should be. Teenage guitarists are probably supposed to be a tad showboaty. You can learn restraint later on, right? Pope fronts his own trio, the Nathan Pope Band, so a little frontman pizzazz is probably in order anyway. His grandmother plays guitar in church, so Pope’s earliest exposure to the instrument was in the context of praise music, playing accompaniment while people sang hymns. It’s probably the definition of playing with humility. “She is my greatest influence,” Pope says of his grandmother. The teenager still plays with his grandmother in church when his family spends time with her on the weekends. But Pope’s guitar tastes and musical interests have branched out and away from the sacred, to music that he says might not be appropriate in church. It’s not profane, necessarily, just way secular. Lots of gospel music might share the blues’ harmonic structure, the chromatic flourishes and vocal aesthetic, but it’s the focus of the energy, the spirit that makes one Sunday morning music and the other Saturday night music. Pope’s working on a debut recording that will feature some original tunes. And he’s trying to stay true to the write-whatyou-know ethos, taking ideas from his life and experience. Mining his tender years for material means that Pope’s writing process is sort of slow at the moment. “A lot of my songs are based on things that are parts of my life,” says Pope. “That’s why I only have 10 songs.” There’s nothing more indicative of an WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
old-fogey perspective than the observation that times really have changed. But, times really have changed. When I was a kid, it wasn’t unusual to know middle school students who were stoked to soak up Stevie Ray Vaughan or Eric Clapton riffs. But that is, admittedly, ancient history. And today guitar players like Pope may find themselves engaged in an anachronistic pursuit. It’s not like being a Civil War buff or a vintage train-set enthusiast, but almost. Pope says that his musical interests are mostly met with head-scratching from his peers. “I’m different. I stick out,” says Pope. “I’m not your typical kid.” With guitar idols like Joe Bonamassa and Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Pope has been paying close attention to players with no shortage of chops. But he’s also been studying up on blues history, having gone to music-minded events like the Pinetop Perkins masterclass workshops in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Pope sees this as a lifetime pursuit. “To be able to make a living off doing something that I love to do, it’s not every day that somebody gets to do something like that,” says Pope. Pope is single-minded at this point, figuring that watching great players and picking up technical tricks will only help him out in the long run. “I’m doing this because I’m trying to get myself out there,” says Pope. “This is what I want to do with my life. I don’t have a plan B.” !
See Nathan Pope as part of the 4 p.m. youth showcase at the Carolina Blues Festival on Saturday, May 20 at the Barber Park Amphitheater (1500 Dans Road, Greensboro). The festival runs from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $38 - $44. For a more information about the schedule, tickets, vendors and more visit fest.piedmontblues.org.
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Reynolda House Museum of American Art presents Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern
eynolda House Museum of American Art will present Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern, a landmark exhibition organized by the Brooklyn Museum that examines the artist’s self-crafted persona through her art, her dress, and her progressive, independent lifestyle. More than 190 paintings, photographs, sculptures and personal objects will be on view August 18 – November 19, including jewelry, accessories, and garments from her wardrobe, some designed and made by the artist herself. The exhibition reveals the artist’s powerful ownership of her public and artistic identity and affirms that she embodied the same modern aesthetic in her self-fashioning as in her art. Reynolda House Museum of American Art is the only venue in the Southern U.S. for Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern. The exhibition features numerous portraits of the artist—many of them now iconic—taken by eminent photographers, including Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Cecil Beaton, Philippe Halsman, Yousuf Karsh, Todd Webb and Bruce Weber. The portraiture, spanning her time as a young artist in New York City to her years in northern New Mexico, illustrates the artist’s use of photographic sittings to construct her distinguished style. A highlight is Stieglitz’s 20-year portrait series of O’Keeffe, which, the exhibition notes, introduced her to the medium’s power to shape her image. “The exhibition is an eye-opening look at this seminal artist,” says Phil Archer, Reynolda House’s coordinating curator for the exhibition. “Georgia O’Keeffe was as much a pioneer of American modernism as she was an innovator in what people today call ‘branding.’ O’Keeffe created an unwavering image of herself through her wardrobe, her homes and in the ways she posed for pictures.” Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern follows O’Keeffe’s life from a young girl in Wisconsin to a pioneer of modernism and a style icon living on the New Mexico desert. Family photographs, yearbooks, and personal letters are early evidence that O’Keeffe dispensed with the bows and frills worn by young women and began to create her signature clothing style as a high school student. The exhibition then proceeds to her time in New York in the 1920s and ’30s, when she lived with Stieglitz and made many of her own clothes. The artist’s New Mexico years, first as a WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
summer artist and later as a permanent resident, span from 1929 to 1986. The exhibition demonstrates how the desert landscape—the yellows, pinks, and reds of rocks and cliffs, and the blue sky—inspired both her painting and dress palette. A selection of paintings, kimonos, and Hong Kong-tailored clothes also explores the influence and importance of Asian aesthetics in her iconic look. Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern is the largest exhibition ever mounted at Reynolda House Museum of American Art. The show’s 190 objects, which include 38 of O’Keeffe’s works from all periods, extend from the Mary and Charlie Babcock Wing through the 64-room country manor house built by R. J. and Katharine Reynolds in 1917, which today serves as the setting for Reynolda House’s permanent collection. Reynolda House’s unique art museumwithin-a-residence enables it to present Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern with echoes of Alfred Stieglitz’s famed 291 gallery in New York, exhibiting artwork and personal objects in an intimate setting. In particular, private rooms on the second story of the house—once bedrooms of the Reynolds family—will showcase O’Keeffe’s modernist uniforms: the Black Suit and the Wrap Dress. “O’Keeffe’s clothes will look especially splendid in Reynolda House’s domesticscaled spaces, as will her paintings, drawings, and sculptures in the company of the museum’s superb collection of American art,” says Wanda M. Corn, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in Art History at Stanford University, who curated the exhibition and wrote the influential and well-illustrated book that accompanies it. This is the first publication to study and showcase the artist’s dress along with her homes. The idea for this exhibition arose when Corn learned that the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe owned dresses, coats, suits, casual wear and accessories that the artist left behind when she died in 1986. A majority of the clothing, representing 60 years of her life, comes from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and the closets of O’Keeffe’s two New Mexican homes. The museum now owns both houses and their belongings. “The Georgia O’Keeffe who emerged from my research was an artist not only in her studio but also in her homemaking and self-fashioning,” Corn said. She turned her
research into an exhibition, curated for the Brooklyn Museum, where Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern opened on March 3, 2017, and continues through July 23, before it travels to Reynolda House Museum of American Art. Its final venue will be at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, December 16, 2017 to April 1, 2018. Exhibition curator Wanda Corn will speak at Reynolda House on August 29. Tickets for this event will go on sale in July on the museum’s website. Tickets for the exhibition go on sale Tuesday, May 30 at 9 a.m. Tickets are $18, and include Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern, Reynolda House’s collection on view throughout the historic house, and access to the gardens, trails and greenspace. Admission is free for children, students with identification and members of the military. Due to anticipated demand and to provide the best experience possible, admission will be based on timed entry tickets. Several entry times will be avail-
able for each day, and Reynolda House will extend its hours on Thursdays until 8 p.m. to accommodate visitors. Both advance purchase of tickets and reservation of tickets for free visitors are strongly encouraged. Tickets are available online at reynoldahouse.org/livingmodern. Overnight packages for out-of-town guests are also available on the museum’s website. Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern is organized by the Brooklyn Museum with guest curator Wanda M. Corn, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in Art History, Stanford University. Reynolda House Museum of American Art is grateful for the generous support of the exhibition from Presenting Sponsors Hanesbrands, PNC, and Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth. Special thanks to Major Sponsors The Cathleen & Ray McKinney Exhibition Fund, Nancy and Ed Pleasants, and Mona and Wallace Wu; Lead Sponsors Pam and Fred Kahl; and Contributing Sponsors Alex.Brown, Chatham Hall, and Macy’s. !
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Knight Sweats: Down with the King
BY MATT BRUNSON
t seems that every decade rates its own King Arthur flick, which means those folks who never wanted the 1980s to end now have another reason. John Boorman’s 1981 Excalibur remains a superb motion picture — literate, lush, intelligent, and absolutely stunning to behold. Since then, though, audiences have been privy to the underwhelming likes of Jerry Zucker’s 1995 First Knight (starring Sean Connery as Arthur) and Antoine Fuqua’s 2004 King Arthur (with Clive Owen in the title role). This current decade now brings King Arthur: Legend of the Sword ( ), and it’s the feeblest interpretation yet. A dull and dour undertaking, the film begins with the nefarious Vortigern (Jude Law) teaming up with The Little Mermaid’s Ursula the Sea Witch in order to murder his brother Uther (Eric Bana, basically reprising his Troy role) and steal his crown. He also wipes out the rest of Uther’s family and friends, but he misses his wee son
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Arthur, who ends up floating down the river Moses-style. Arthur grows up among the rabble (he’s played as an adult by Charlie Hunnam), and his lineage is only determined once he pulls Excalibur from the stone. Excalibur, of course, is the mighty sword forged by Merlin himself – it should be noted that Merlin, one of the great characters in the Arthurian saga, only appears for a few seconds in a flashback sequence, presumably because the filmmakers couldn’t meet the asking price of Ian McKellen or Patrick Stewart or, considering the film’s overall incongruity, Kevin James.
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Director Guy Ritchie’s kinetic style, perfect for Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, crucially hampered those daft Sherlock Holmes films starring Robert Downey Jr. — the ones that basically reimagined the sleuth as an elementary Indiana Jones. It’s even more damaging here, with Ritchie employing tiresome tricks of the trade to cover up the anemic screenplay he helped write. To complicate matters, the 3-D version of the film appears to have been shot through a dirty washcloth, with the darkness recalling the early years of the current 3-D craze when filmmakers were still tweaking the technique. As Arthur, Hunnam displays little of the authority or magnetism integral to the character, although, to be honest, nobody really stands out in this blasé grouping. The impersonal nature of the project extends to the visual effects — when most of the villains are dispatched by a snake that’s the size of a Boeing 747, it’s hard to care about anything going on. It’s rather astonishing that the creators of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword plan for it to be the first in a six-film series focusing on the Camelot celebrity. Unless the international box office is enormous, it’s doubtful there will even be enough enthusiasm for a straight-to-video sequel starring C. Thomas Howell as Arthur. To borrow from a far superior film about this king — 1975’s Monty Python and the Holy Grail, of course — it would be easier to cut down the mightiest tree in the forest with a herring than to willingly watch another entry in this errant enterprise. Amy Schumer became an instant movie star with Trainwreck, the 2015 summer surprise that grossed $110 million at the U.S. box office and earned the comedienne a Best Actress Golden Globe nomination. It would be tempting to state that Snatched ( ), Schumer’s followup flick, is a train wreck of a different kind,
but that might be a tad too harsh. Ultimately, though, here’s another grasping summertime slog that promisingly pairs two popular actresses and then puts them through nonsensical material. While Snatched is (thankfully) more tolerable than the recent summer stinkers Tammy (Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon) and Hot Pursuit (Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara), it never really gets out of neutral. The film casts Schumer as Emily Middleton, a slacker who gets dumped by her boyfriend (Randall Park) right as they’re about to embark on a trip to Ecuador. Because it’s a nonrefundable vacation package, Emily is forced to find somebody else to accompany her — after all her friends turn her down, she decides to take her stick-in-the-mud mom Linda (Goldie Hawn). Mother and daughter are greeted at their hotel by whale cum (a clever gag), but while Linda wants to spend the entire trip reading her book safely by the pool, Emily yearns for something more exciting. She meets a hunky guy (Tom Bateman) at the hotel bar, and he takes both Emily and her mom on a jaunt through the real Ecuador — it proves to be disastrous for the women, as they’re kidnapped by local ruffians and held for ransom. Schumer throws herself into her role — here’s a performer who’s admirably not afraid to look ridiculous if the part calls for it — but the focus on Emily turns this into a one-woman show at the expense of her Oscar-winning co-star. Hawn hasn’t appeared in a film since 2002’s The Banger Sisters, but anyone anticipating a comeback won’t find it here. The actress is given precious little to do besides alternating between I-love-you and I-told-you-so modes, and it’s difficult to ascertain if she still possesses her revered comedic prowess since her part is so threadbare. Then again, the flatness of her character is duplicated in most other areas of Snatched, which offers a few offhand chuckles but mostly feels like a journey to nowhere. !
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Wallace was driven from her home in Liberia due to civil war, eventually coming to America as a child. She attended high school in South Carolina before moving to Greensboro.
I’M AMERICAN TOO HIGH POINT FASHION DESIGNER AND IMMIGRANT FLORENCE WALLACE SHARES HER LONG ROAD TO CITIZENSHIP.
BY MIA OSBORN hen Florence Wallace was a little girl growing up across Liberia, Nigeria and Ghana, she thought America looked like paradise, all except for New York.
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“When they show us America, we see Hollywood,” said Wallace. “It’s like heaven. There’s money, there’s jobs, there’s education. But then I remember seeing Coming to America and the slums in New York and saying, ‘I don’t want to go to that part!’ Then, when I first got to America, where
did I go? New York,” she laughed. Wallace’s laugh is big, irrepressible, and comes out often in conversation. The skill of finding something to laugh at has stayed with her despite, or maybe because of, the struggles she has endured since she was a kid watching visions of
America on a shared TV. Today, Wallace and her husband raise their three children in a duplex in High Point. Wallace has built her family with the same irrepressible joy that shines through in her work as an emerging fashion designer. She won two out of three
Wallace won two of three awards at this year’s Rock the Runway. Shown above, a model wears a design Wallace made from newsprint.
awards in Triad Goodwill’s 2017 Rock the Runway contest. In July, models wearing her designs will stalk the runways of Atlanta fashion week. Wallace wears a lot of hats: wife, mother, artist, and shoestring-budget businesswoman. But this year she’s added a new role that often overshadows the others: the role of an aspiring citizen. As Wallace navigates the pitfalls of US immigration policy, it’s a role that’s never far from her mind, and one her chosen country never lets her forget. Wallace, 29, has spent more than half her life as a refugee. She was a toddler when the First Liberian Civil War began in 1989. What she remembers most is the fear. “You’re having a regular day, you’re going about your business, and out of nowhere there’s shooting. You don’t know where to run,” Wallace recalled. Her family endured the unpredictable violence for years until the war threatened to engulf their village. Wallace and her aunt escaped to the relative safety of a Liberian port. There, they lived for months in dockside shipping containers with other WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
refugees, waiting to board a ship out of the country. The pair finally managed to secure passage to Nigeria, where they enjoyed a short period of peace before another war broke out, this time between the local Christian and Muslim populations. They were smuggled out of the country, first to Ghana, then in 2000 to New York. Arrival in America didn’t signal the end of Wallace’s troubles. Just a few months after they landed in New York, Wallace’s aunt suffered an organ failure and passed away. Wallace, then 13, was placed in the care of the state. She was moved from New York to Philadelphia, was sexually assaulted in a group home, and spent time in the hospital before she finally lucked into a loving foster family. Wallace moved with her new family to South Carolina, where she got to feel like a normal teenager for the first time. She excelled in school, especially her elective sewing class. As a child, she had learned hand sewing and weaving from the women of her village; in high school, she learned to use a sewing machine and to tailor thrift store clothing into one-ofMAY 17-23, 2017
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Wallace wears one of her dress designs during a recent photo session at LeBauer Park in Downtown Greensboro. a-kind looks. Before long, she was making her own clothes from scratch. Wallace’s test scores and emerging style got her a scholarship offer from a local university, which she hoped would launch her career in fashion. But during enrollment, the university found problems with her documentation. It seemed the original paperwork with which Wallace came to the United States had gotten lost in the shuffle after her aunt’s death. As a scared adolescent focused on survival, Wallace hadn’t even noticed that she had only copies of her Social Security card and other key documents. The lack of original paperwork had never caused a problem, until it ruined her shot at financial aid. “I did everything to keep my grades up,” Wallace recalled. “I had the second highest SAT scores in my school that year. But, because I didn’t have the right documents, the scholarship I’d worked so hard for was gone.” Wallace freely admits that there have been times she thought about giving up and moving back to Liberia. It happened when she was a teenager in the hospital and again when she found herself, at 18, cut off from the education she’d dreamed of. But instead of retreating, Wallace rallied and dove headfirst into adult life. She married her high school sweetheart. Traditional college was out of financial reach, but Wallace went to hairdressing
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school and improved her sewing through online tutorials and community classes. The couple had their first child, Nadia. All the while, Wallace fought through the red tape of securing her legal status. After an immigration lawyer quoted her $1500 to help obtain her one-year work permit, Wallace realized she would have to do it herself. She was able to get a Medicaid card with her copied documents, which she then used to obtain a new Social Security card. With those forms of ID, she was able to get her work permit, and then, finally, a Green Card. Green Cards are valid for ten years; after the fifth year, the holder may apply for citizenship. This is Wallace’s fifth year as a Green Card holder, but she wants to start the citizenship process now. There are many hurdles to clear, and if her Green Card expires while her citizenship is still in process, she will be considered an illegal immigrant, subject to everything that label entails, including detention and deportation. It’s been a long road, and Wallace is nowhere near being done. The temptation to quit is always there, but the thought of helping both her American and African families keeps her moving forward. “When you get the opportunity to come to America, it’s not just for you. It’s for everyone you’re leaving behind,” said Wallace.
Wallace’s children, Nadia, Nathaniel and Aliyah, showing off designs their mother created. She works to send money back to her relatives in Liberia. The need has increased lately as she has helped to pay hospital bills for her mother, who has fallen ill. “They don’t know what’s wrong,” said Wallace. “She’s losing weight rapidly, not talking...she’s just drained. My brother video called me last Sunday after church, and I didn’t recognize her.” “The last time I was with her in person, I was about 7. I’ll be 30 in September. I haven’t seen her, hugged her, anything like that since,” said Wallace. “I need my citizenship because I want to see my mom. I want to touch her and hug her and let her know I don’t hold anything against her.” The process of gaining legal citizenship stands between their reunion. It’s a process that could take a year or more, but Wallace doesn’t have a faster alternative. If she returns to Liberia before first getting her American citizenship, she will lose her refugee status. She would have to start from square one of the immigration process, and might never be able to rejoin her husband and kids. The pair could meet in a neighboring country, but her mother’s poor health would make such a long trip risky, if not impossible. Besides, Wallace is afraid that she might not be able to return to America once she leaves, even if she stays away from her home country. She has
seen firsthand how one international trip can ruin everything an immigrant has worked for. “I’m scared if I leave the country, it will happen like it did with my friend who’s still in Sudan,” she explained. Wallace’s friend, Fatima, was visiting family in Sudan when the Executive Order 13769 – also known as the travel ban – went into effect. Stuck on another continent with no way to work or pay her bills here, Wallace outlined how Fatima’s American life had quickly unraveled. “She’s already lost her place and her job. Her schooling is on hold. People are losing everything,” Wallace said. At first, Wallace said, she and Fatima kept in touch using long distance phone cards. Then, communication suddenly stopped. At the time of this publication, Wallace has been unable to contact her friend for weeks. “I don’t understand banning people from countries that have never attacked you. Fatima was here legally. She’s been here all her life. She went to see family members and she can’t come back. That’s not fair,” said Wallace, her voice rising for the first time in something other than laughter. Another reason to file for citizenship now is that the cost of application is rising. “It’s $189 for them to send you the filing
Wallace learned weaving and sewing from the women in her Liberian village. In high school she learned to tailor thrift items into unique designs. packet,” said Wallace, as she looked up the costs on her phone’s web browser. “Last year you could get the packet for free, but not anymore. It’s $85 for the biometrics. Then there’s the filing fee. That’s…” Wallace stopped short, her eyes fixed on the phone. “It’s $640. Oh my God, it went up!” As it turns out, the filing fee for Applications for Naturalization was increased in December 2016, along with the fees for many other forms immigrants need on the path to citizenship. Staying on top of financial costs is key, but so is every other detail of the paperwork. If a potential citizen’s application is denied for any reason, their money is not refunded. They must pay to fix the problem and start the application process over again. This does not reset the timer on that person’s Green Card or work permit. According to Wallace, this is how many legal immigrants become illegal; it’s a vicious cycle that she wishes was better understood by the non-immigrant community. “Even if you’re just applying for a work ID every year, it’s hard. If you’ve got hardships one year, if someone gets sick, you can’t afford to apply. That’s how it happens to most people,” she said. “If you don’t have the money to renew something and it expires, and they catch you, they’ll ship you back. So then you try to work under the radar to get money to reapply. You don’t mean to do anything bad, you’re just trying to get back to being legal.” Immigrants are far more likely to live in poverty than native-born citizens. In 2015, the median weekly income of an immigrant with a full time job was 29 percent lower than that of a native citizen. This means that short gaps in legal status happen all too often, keeping the number of illegal immigrants high and contributing to the misconceptions that Wallace WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
encounters everywhere; that illegal immigrants are too lazy to go through the proper channels, or that they’re trying to hide a criminal past that would get them deported. Wallace says the prejudice she encounters stems from the belief that immigrants, especially illegal ones, are in some way fundamentally different from other people. “Yes, I’m African, but I’m American, too,” she said. “We’re all just people. We all need to come together. If we’re divided, it gives people in charge more room to come up with laws and rules that will tear us down.” The thought that one emergency car repair or doctor’s bill could mean losing their legal status hangs like a cloud over most US immigrants, Wallace included. She sees the need for a simpler path to legal status recovery for those who find themselves in financial trouble. “If you do something criminal to break the law, you should be deported because you made that choice,” she said. “But if someone’s done nothing wrong but the paperwork, there’s no need to bother them. If they’re working to get the right documents, don’t just give up on them. Help them.” Wallace is passionate about easing the difficulties of immigrants in America, but she’s just as passionate in her praise of the country. “America is a great place to be. There are still lots of opportunities here. I just want everyone to get a fair chance,” she said. “In order for that to happen, though, we have to work together. One part of the body can’t function without the others. We have to see ourselves as a whole.” For more information about Wallace’s clothing design, visit her brand page at www.facebook.com/Kulturalblend. ! MIA OSBORN is a Greensboro-based freelance writer who hails from Birmingham, Alabama.
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[TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Mercury travels rapidly through your sign between May 15 and June 6. During these weeks there likely will be greater emphasis on communications, errands, and other short distance travels. You are prone to self-indulgence now. This is a good time to find a different solution for your cravings. [GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Irritability and a tendency to short temper may be your companions this week. Beware the temptation to obsess over minor issues. Take especially good care of your body at this time. You are in a physically low cycle and subject to accident or minor injuries with tools, or vehicles. [CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You may feel out of sorts this week. Your feelings are in conflict with your ideal self and your values. You want to put your best foot forward, but circumstances do not feel quite right. If the conflict is deep, it is usually best to wait and not yield to whatever pressure is around you. Take your time. You will soon sort it all out.
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[LEO (July 23 to August 22) The beginning of the week is busy, as you finish projects. On the weekend your mind shifts attention to communications. You probably feel the need to pay closer attention to your neighborhood, roommates, siblings and the casual relationships in your life. Get out and about, breathe some fresh air, take some walks. [VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You are caught between what you should do and what you want to do. The routine is safe, but also boring. Your mind may play tricks on you and you could be distracted easily. This is not a good time to do work that requires discipline with details. Take a break from the routine and go somewhere you’ve never been.
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[LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Partners and friends may be offering temptations that are hard to avoid. If you want to take better care of yourself, move to another place in the room or take a walk and breathe deeply. It is probably a good idea to avoid a financial extravagance for the present. Think about it again in a couple of weeks. [SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You and your partner may have an issue over shared resources. That includes time, money, cars, or anything else. A discussion is likely to ensue. There simply
may not be “enough” which requires a sacrifice. You may feel somewhat edgy and irritable this week. Use that edge to exercise or do some other muscular project.
[SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Warning to those on diet and exercise programs: this week it is just too easy to break training. If you mean what you’ve promised to yourself, don’t go anywhere in which you would be in harm’s way. It is a time in which you feel more outgoing and extroverted. Social life is a pleasure. [CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Read the lead paragraphs carefully. You may have already begun to integrate the new into the traditional in your life. If so, you are right on target with your timing. Just this week your reflexes are off. You need to give attention to what your body is doing. If you exercise heavily, lighten up for a short period. [AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You are in the right place at the right time to facilitate an action that will be for the greater good of all involved. This is a project that you may have been working toward for a matter of weeks or months. It is something that makes you smile and gives you the sense that you were “supposed” to be in this place and time. [PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You may feel pressured into spending time, energy, savings or other resources on something you would rather not. This is related in some way to your partner or other affiliations in your life. Your energy at this time is in short supply. Give attention to your body. [ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Irritability and a tendency to short temper may be your companions this week. Beware the temptation to obsess over minor issues. Take especially good care of your body at this time. You are in a physically low cycle and subject to accident or minor injuries with tools, or vehicles. Are you interested in a personal horoscope? Vivian Carol may be reached at (704) 366-3777 for private psychotherapy or astrology appointments. There is a fee for services. Website: http//www.horoscopesbyvivian.com
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I got in an argument with my boyfriend about the reason not to have sex outside our relationship. He said he wouldn’t do it because he wouldn’t want to hurt me. I Amy Alkon said he shouldn’t want to be with Advice anybody else, but he Goddess said that’s just not realistic for guys. Are men really just these unfeeling sex machines? — Dismayed Male sexuality is about as sentimental as an oar. In fact, if there’s one secret guys try to keep from women, it’s this: A man can really love a woman and still want to spend the afternoon wrecking the bed with her BFF, her well-preserved mom, and her sister. As awful as that probably sounds, men’s evolved lust for sexual variety isn’t something you and other women should take personally. Evolutionary psychologists David Buss and David Schmitt explain that genetically speaking, it’s generally in a man’s interest to pursue a “short-term sexual strategy” — pounce and bounce, coitus and, um, avoid us — with as many women as possible. This isn’t to say men evolved to be entirely without discernment. Because “beautiful” features (like pillowy lips and an hourglass bod) reflect health and fertility, if a man has a choice in casual sex-
mates, he’ll go for a hot woman, but if he doesn’t, he’ll go for a woman with a pulse. However, Buss and Schmitt explain that there are times when it’s to a man’s advantage to pursue a “long-term sexual strategy” — commitment to one woman. It’s a quality-over-quantity strategy — wanting a woman with “high mate value” (one who’s physically and psychologically desirable enough to hold out for a guy who’ll commit). Other factors include seeking the emotional, social, and cooperative benefits of a partnership and wanting to retire from the time-, energy-, and resource-suck of working the ladies on Match.com like a second job. In light of this, think about what your boyfriend’s really telling you by opting for “Honey, where do I sign away my sexual freedom?” This isn’t dismaying, degrading, or any of the other bummer D-words. In fact, it’s really romantic, considering that men evolved to be sexual foragers. But for your boyfriend’s desire to make a life with you, he could be wandering the planet and sharing his life and hopes and dreams — uh, for about six minutes and 23 seconds — with a wide variety of oiled-up naked strangers.
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the odds that one’s partner will seek solace in the, um, back seat of another. Part of being in a relationship is taking out the trash when it starts to overflow — including the psychological trash spilling out of the dumpster that has become “you.” Talk compassionately with your boyfriend about the need for him to start figuring out and fixing whatever’s causing him to act out in toxic ways. Don’t expect change at “Poof!” speed, but look for signs that he’s taking meaningful steps to dig out of his emotional winter. Give yourself some time markers — maybe the two-week mark, a month from now, the three-month mark. This should keep you from just blindly continuing along with a partner whose interests could be advertised as: Enjoys dive bars, French cinema, long screaming arguments on the beach, and staying up till dawn pondering the age-old question, “I KNOW YOU ARE, BUT WHAT AM I?!” ! GOT A problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or e-mail AdviceAmy@aol.com (www.advicegoddess.com) © 2017 Amy Alkon Distributed by Creators.Com.
CRAZY BELITTLE THING CALLED LOVE My boyfriend of five years has gotten super moody. He picks fights with me and even gets a little verbally abusive and condescending. I know he’s a good guy, and I want to help him sort through his stuff, but I’m finding myself flirting with other guys and fantasizing about cheating on him. I am not the kind of person who cheats, and I feel terribly guilty even having those thoughts. — Demeaned
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Ideally, “I’ve never felt this way before!” reflects something a little more romantic than longing to tunnel out of your relationship with a sharpened spoon. I wrote recently about a cocktail of personality traits that are associated with a susceptibility to infidelity in a person — basically those of a narcissistic, lazy con artist with all the empathy of a bent tack. That finding is from research by evolutionary psychologists Todd Shackelford and David Buss, who also studied the emotional circumstances in a relationship that might lead one of the partners to cheat or to want to (even if that person isn’t some ethically bankrupt, empathy-deficient buttknuckle). They found that there are two personality characteristics someone can have that make a relationship particularly miserable. One is emotional instability — marked by mood swings and a gloomy obsessiveness about things beyond one’s control. As Buss explains in “The Dangerous Passion,” when emotional instability is paired with quarrelsomeness (and all of the ugly condescension, sniping, and emotional neglect that goes with it), relationships become “cauldrons of conflict.” This, in turn, raises
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