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Art takes many forms in Greensboro and can make anyone feel a certain type of way. One medium that is unique to the area, reaches out and touches you... literally. Unbeknownst to many, the Triad is home to LIVING ARTS AMERICA, which is the biggest bodypainting competition in North America.






Over the last six years, Greensboro’s food scene has blossomed into wonderful,” said TASTE CAROLINA Gourmet Food Tours guide Jessica Harris as she led us down Elm Street. Between restaurant stops, she spoke informatively and entertainingly of landmarks ranging from the Jefferson Standard building to the site of a 1920s brothel. 10 Some local comic book fans are frustrated because they can’t yet read Catwoman’s answer to BATMAN’s recent marriage proposal. The Dark Knight first met his feline frenemy in June 1940. The third of the four stories in the 54-page (and 10 cents) Batman #1, he and Robin captured the beautiful jewel thief the Cat, as she was first known. 11 ANNE BANCROFT (1931-2005) was unquestionably one of the most acclaimed actors of her time, winning an Academy Award, two Emmys, two Golden Globes and countless other accolades. It would almost be surprising that there hasn’t been a comprehensive biography written about her, except for the fact that she was famously private. OCTOBER 11-17, 2017


Rock ‘n’ roll can save your soul. If it’s not a religion, it’s at least a viable organizing principle or a mode of being. Dan McGee, the singer and songwriter and frontman behind Chapel Hill’s SPIDER BAGS, embraces a kind of rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. 19 What if you took all those 1970s disaster movies and rolled them into one big PARODY? What if you turned that parody into a musical featuring some of the best-known songs of the ‘70s? 20 Let’s slice through the studio hype and fanboy hyperventilation and immediately answer the pressing question on everyone’s mind. Is BLADE RUNNER 2049, the long-awaited sequel to 1982’s Blade Runner, a masterpiece like its predecessor? 24 Haunted buildings are generally old, sometimes historic and always the scene of a tragic event. Coincidentally, The Salem Tavern in Winston-Salem—a structure that is over 200 years old— has these same things in common. Over the two centuries, the tavern has had its share of stories and accounts of unexplained...


DISTRIBUTION JANICE GANTT JENNIFER RICKERT WILLIAM HEDRICK We at YES! Weekly realize that the interest of our readers goes well beyond the boundaries of the Piedmont Triad. Therefore we are dedicated to informing and entertaining with thought-provoking, debate-spurring, in-depth investigative news stories and features of local, national and international scope, and opinion grounded in reason, as well as providing the most comprehensive entertainment and arts coverage in the Triad. YES! Weekly welcomes submissions of all kinds. Efforts will be made to return those with a self-addressed stamped envelope; however YES! Weekly assumes no responsibility for unsolicited submissions. YES! Weekly is published every Wednesday by Womack Newspapers, Inc. No portion may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publisher. First copy is free, all additional copies are $1.00. Copyright 2017 Womack Newspapers, Inc.



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SAT URDAY FRI 13 NIGHT AT THE WAX MUSEUM WHAT: he hysterical meets the historical in this comic romp through the wackiest wax museum in history! Schools out for summer, but not for six unlucky students who dont know much about history they have to re-take the class in summer school. Though the students eyes glaze over with boredom, theres a twinkle in the wax figures eyes when a mysterious incantation from the back of Cleopatras bracelet brings them to life! WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Community Theatre of Greensboro. 520 South Elm St., Greensboro. MORE: $10-$15 tickets.


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WHAT: Two Triad favorites come together on Friday, October 13 at 8pm at Common Grounds in Greensboro. Clay Howard, recently voted the Triad’s best vocalist by YES Weekly, and the Threadbare Trio (Tim Beeman and Neal Goode) kick off the night. bigail Dowd, together with Jason Duff, will perform originals from their debut and upcoming album with a few loved covers. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Common Grounds Coffee. 602 S. Elam Ave., Greensboro. MORE: Free admission

WHAT: Join our animal residents for a special Trick or Treat experience around the park! This tour, created especially for our younger ghouls and goblins, welcomes children of all ages. Your tour guide will share stories of unique tricks animals use in the wild and lead your group to Howl-O-Ween treats throughout the park. WHEN: 4 p.m. WHERE: Conservators’ Center. 676 E. Hughes Mill Road, Burlington. MORE: $16 tickets.

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WHAT: The Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017 celebrates the 10th anniversary of the record-breaking Soul2Soul II tour, the highest-grossing country music tour of all time, and the first time Faith Hill has toured since 2007. “We have the best fans in the world, who have been with us through our entire journey and we are so excited to celebrate with them by going back on the road and showcasing an exciting new show.” said Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Greensboro Coliseum Complex Arena. 1921 West Gate City Blvd, Greensboro. MORE: $70-$120 tickets.

WHAT: Concrete and Gold marries some of the most insanely heavy Foo Fighters riffs ever with lush harmonic complexities courtesy of a first time team-up with producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, Pink). This unlikely alliance came about through a bizarre sequence of surprise musical obsessions and chance encounters. WHEN: 7.30 p.m. WHERE: Greensboro Coliseum Complex Arena. 1921 West Gate City Blvd, Greensboro. MORE: $50-$100 tickets.

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Celebration is in the air at the Piedmont Opera, with their 40th anniversary season opening to Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell’s modern opera, Silent Night. The Winston-Salem-based venue is the smallest opera company to perform this production. Silent Night retells the events from World War I, when a ceasefire took place between enemies on Christmas Eve. Soldiers from both sides come together in camaraderie by sharing stories and gifts, while the soldiers’ superiors feel torn by the need to continue the war and the desire to find peace. The play will be conducted by James Allbritten, the Piedmont Opera’s dual artistic and general director. In conjunction with Allbritten, will be director Cynthia Stokes and designer Norman Coates, who is the director of lighting at The School of Design and Production at University North Carolina School of the Arts. “Audiences may want tried and true


standard repertoire that reflects the history of our art form,” Allbritten said. “However, if we are to be truly relevant and ‘advance the art form,’ we need to provoke thoughtful reflection upon contemporary issues, as well. We feel that our upcoming production of Silent Night will help to fulfill these aspects of our mission.” The Opera said they have “been challenging its audiences with a wider variety of repertoire over the last ten years,” and they believe Silent Night is in line with this goal. This production is not only in celebration of the Piedmont Opera’s own anniversary, but it is in remembrance of WWI’s 100th anniversary. The show begins Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. and will also run Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. and Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. at UNCSA’s Stevens Center in Winston-Salem. For tickets, visit the Opera’s website at or call 336.725.7101. !

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Taste Carolina shows off downtown deliciousness

Over the last six years, Greensboro’s food scene has blossomed into wonderful,” said Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours guide Jessica Harris as she led us down Ian McDowell Elm Street. Between restaurant stops, she Contributor spoke informatively and entertainingly of landmarks ranging from the Jefferson Standard building to the site of a 1920s brothel. The Greensboro Afternoon Downtown Tasting Tour is conducted by Harris on Saturdays at 2 p.m. Taste Carolina offers a Winston-Salem Downtown Evening Tour for $65, as well as other tours in seven other North Carolina cities. It’s come a long way since the recession of 2008 when founder Lesley Stracks-Mullem graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with no job prospects. Stracks-Mullem conceived Taste when her brother-in-law, whom she called an “adventurous foodie,” visited from San Francisco. “I wanted him to eat as much as possible in a short period of time,” she wrote in an email. “I started Taste Carolina as something to do while I looked for a job, but I’ve been doing it fulltime ever since; we’re on track to host 8,000 guests this year!” She and Harris said they choose their restaurants very carefully, selecting ones who source ingredients locally and cook seasonally. “They’re so excited about their


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Bluefin tuna and fried grit cake at Table 16. food, and the cities they work in that they are super friendly and talkative,” StracksMullem wrote. “And our guides love showing them off!” Harris certainly did, and her enthusiasm was delightful. But what about the food? Our first stop was La Rue Elm, where Chef Trey Bell served fillets of duck magret (which is French for breast). “We dry brine the fat side with a salt and sugar cure and let it sit overnight to draw out the moisture,” he explained. The result was succulent but not greasy, and accompanied by maitake mushrooms and black beans sautéed with duck bacon and a puree of pickled cabbage. Even those of our party who claimed not to like duck said it was tasty and I thought it delicious. Next was Scuppernong, which Time Magazine called one of the best independent bookstores in the nation. However, I’d never paid much attention to their food. So I was surprised when co-owner

Pimento cheese with butternut squash and black bean salad at Scuppernong.


Steve Mitchell presented us with the best pimento cheese I’ve ever had. “It’s smoked Gouda with adobo sauce, chipotle peppers,” he said, adding that the bread was a multi-grain from Camino Bakery in Winston-Salem. A raw butternut squash accompanied it with a fusion of Asian citrus and black bean mango salad with cumin and coriander. Even I, who doesn’t understand the current craze for pasta-cut squash, thought this dish was tasty. Harris gave us time to sip our wine and browse the excellent book selection before leading the short way to Jerusalem Market. “The beauty of Middle Eastern Food is its simplicity,” said co-owner Easa Hanhan while serving fresh falafel lightly fried with fava beans, chickpeas and feta. Full disclosure: the Hanhans are longtime friends whom I’ve never dared tell I’m not a fan of falafel, but theirs is excellent. So was the hummus, baba ganoush and pita chips with za’atar sauce and particularly, the spinach pie. Several in our party were unfamiliar with Middle Eastern food, but all called this a highlight of the tour and said they’d be back. A few blocks south took us to our final restaurant (but not stop), Table 16, where Chef Erin Hollins served fresh bluefin tuna accompanied by sautéed grit cake and bacon hollandaise. Despite all we’d previously eaten, this quickly vanished from everyone’s plates. Then we doubled back to Beer Co. on W. McGee, where the 13 percent Stone Farking Wheaton W00t Stout proved the clear favorite. Then we all somehow made room for a selection of Cheesecakes by Alex (ah, the blueberry!) before ending our tour at Rue-Bar across the street. I’ve had a low liquor tolerance ever since recovering from chemotherapy and can’t recall exactly what was in my potent and tasty draft cocktail. Before walking sated to my fortunately nearby apartment, I asked the charming Harris if she ever had a tour guest who hated everything. She admitted as any honest guide will, to have had a few challenging ones, saying it was usually someone coerced into coming by a super-excited friend. Then there was the guy who confided that he hated it when his food touched. “The first dish was cassoulet, his worst nightmare since it was lots of different foods touching each other,” she said with a laugh, “but he was a great sport and tried it.” To book your spot on this delicious tour, visit Taste Carolina’s website at www. for $55. ! 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. WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM

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What did Cat say when Bat popped the question?


ome local comic book fans are frustrated because they can’t yet read Catwoman’s answer to Batman’s recent marriage proposal. The Dark Knight Ian McDowell first met his feline frenemy in June 1940. The third of Contributor the four stories in the 54-page (and 10 cents) Batman #1, he and Robin captured the beautiful jewel thief the Cat, as she was first known. The smitten Batman, who had to remind himself of his (now long-forgotten) fiancé Julie Madison, let the Cat escape. “Wonder if I will run into her again,” he mused, to the Boy Wonder’s disgust. Batman and Catwoman have run into each other many times since, fighting and flirting for decades before becoming occasional lovers. Last June, in Batman #24 (more about that numbering below), scripted by former CIA operative (yes, really) turned acclaimed comics writer Tom King, Batman finally proposed to Catwoman. In Batman #32, released Oct. 3 (the book is currently published twice a month), she gives him her answer. That issue has been flying off local store shelves and in at least one case, hasn’t made it to them yet. “They don’t have it,” said University of North Carolina at Greensboro student Ben to his girlfriend Sarah, who waited with her fluffy dog outside Parts Unknown: the Comic Book Store at 906 Spring Garden in Greensboro. “I’ve heard USA Today supposedly spoiled it,” Ben said to me, “but I want to find out by reading the actual comic.” Sarah sighed. “Acme Comics sold out, too,” she said. Parts Unknown owner John Hitchcock didn’t actually sell out. “The distributor shorted us this week,” he said, “but we hope to have it next Wednesday.” Jermaine Exum, the venerable “Lord Retail” who’s managed Acme Comics at 2150 Lawndale for 21 years, told me in an email that his store received a shipment, but some copies were damaged, and he quickly sold all the undamaged ones. As his orders for the coming week are already invoiced, he said it would be “two weeks at best” before he received more. He also said newcomers shouldn’t start


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with the new issue, but with King’s Batman #1 (the 2016 comic with that numbering, not the one from 1940). Exum doesn’t expect noncollectors to buy each of those 31 individual issues from him; he just wants them to read King’s entire run, which IO9. com called “a perfect jumping-on point” for newcomers, something that is affordably done online via Kindle or Comixology. Or, for those wanting physical books and to support local businesses, purchase the three inexpensive trade paperbacks that collect the first 24 issues of King’s “Rebirth” series, and then the remaining back issues or the upcoming fourth collection. King’s first issue of Batman being labeled #1 is an example of an industry practice that began in the 1990s, when publishers discovered first issues sold extremely well, even for characters that had been around for decades. They then realized it wasn’t necessary to launch an additional series, as Marvel did in 1991 by publishing both X-Men #1 and The Uncanny X-Men #281 in the same month, to have a new #1. Exum said publishers’ motives aren’t purely mercenary. “I was fine starting Amazing Spiderman with #318, but many of today’s readers aren’t okay with that,” he said. “So publishers sometimes slow down the train to let new people on while not rebooting (relaunches and reboots are not the same things).” While he understands the frustrations of older readers, he made the good point that the story inside matters more than the number on

the cover. King, he said, has written an excellent story. I can believe that. I’ve read King’s terrific military crime series The Sheriff of Babylon, about the repercussions of a murder near Saddam Hussein’s former palace in 2003 Baghdad, which was inspired by King’s own experiences as a CIA counterterrorism operations officer in Iraq (but, King has emphasized, is not autobiographical, which would be illegal). Before signing an exclusive contract with DC, King wrote Marvel’s excellent The Vision, in which the android superhero became the Avengers envoy to the White House and

moved into the Alexandria suburbs with a family of his creation. It owed as much to John Cheever as Stan Lee. At Exum’s recommendation, I’ve caught up with King’s Batman. I now know what Catwoman said to Batman’s proposal, but you should find out by reading the actual issues. Unlike those fiendish archvillains at USA Today, Yes! Weekly isn’t going to spoil it for you. ! 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.


Anne Bancroft: An actor for all seasons ANNE BANCROFT: A LIFE by Douglass K. Daniel. Published by University Press of Kentucky. 400 pages. $34.95 retail. Anne Bancroft (1931-2005) was unquestionably one of the most acclaimed Mark Burger actors of her time, winning an Academy Contributing Award, two Emmys, two Golden Globes columnist and countless other accolades. It would almost be surprising that there hasn’t been a comprehensive biography written about her, except for the fact that she was famously private. Bancroft was one celebrity who didn’t go out of her way to get attention, except through her work. Author Douglass K. Daniel does an exemplary job in celebrating the life and career of Bancroft, a performer he clearly admires. Although Bancroft’s husband Mel Brooks and their son Max (author of World War Z) did not participate in this biography, it is in no way salacious. If you’re looking for major gossip, look elsewhere – because Daniel is not looking for it, either. Born Anne Maria Louisa Italiano in the Bronx, the acting bug bit early, and as a contract player for Twentieth Century

Fox, she earned some notice despite the overall quality of the films she was appearing in (including such camp classics as Demetrius and the Gladiators and the unforgettable 3-D opus Gorilla at Large). Dissatisfied but undaunted, she returned

to New York, enrolled at the Actor’s Studio, and soon found success on the stage, winning back-to-back Tony Awards for Two for the Seesaw and The Miracle Worker. Her big-screen comeback was a reprise of Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker (1962), this role won her the Oscar and secured her reputation. Of course, Bancroft’s best-known film is The Graduate (1967), not just the biggest hit of her career but the highest-grossing comedy of that decade. Yet she was never really bankable. Of her Oscar-nominated performances, only The Graduate and The Turning Point (1977) were hits. She also turned down roles in The Exorcist (1973) because she was pregnant and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975). Using a variety of previously published interviews, which are duly attributed in the notes and bibliography, Daniel has successfully fashioned a fully-rounded portrait of a talented and extremely professional actor. One who earned the respect of colleagues, critics and audiences the world over – and most deservedly. Much as Arrow Video releases cultfriendly DVDs and Blu-rays, its literary line Arrow Books does likewise. The United Kingdom-based company has recently published Tom Mes’ Unchained Melody: The Films of Meiko Kaji (155 pages; $24.95 retail) and Andrew Osmond’s Ghost in the Shell (119 pages; $24.95 retail).

Savoring the sounds and legacy of John Coltrane The RiverRun International Film Festival’s ongoing “Films With Class” program has teamed with ITVS’s “Indie Lens Pop-Up” for a special screening of the documentary feature Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary on Oct. 26 at the High Point Arts Council Centennial Station Arts Center. The film takes a sweeping look at the life and career of the legendary jazz performer born in Hamlet, North Carolina, in 1926. Before his untimely death at age 40 in 1967, Coltrane had established himself as a major talent and musical innovator, working alongside such fellow luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk, which yielded such classic albums as Giant Steps (1960), My Favorite Things (1961), Impressions (1963), Live WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM

at Birdland (1964) and A Love Supreme (1965). Noted documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon, We Believe) utilizes never-before-seen home movies, vintage rehearsal and performance footage and rare photographs to provide an intimate portrait of Coltrane the artist and Coltrane the man, augmented by interviews with such musical luminaries as Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner and Jimmy Heath (who worked with him), and Wynton Marsalis, Common, Wayne Shorter and Carlos Santana (whom he influenced), and even admirers including former President Bill Clinton and philosopher and Civil Rights activist Dr. Cornel West. Throughout the film are the words of

Coltrane himself, as spoken by two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington. RiverRun, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary with its 2018 festival (April 19-29), is dedicating this screening to the North Carolina Arts Council to commemorate its 50th anniversary this month. ! See MARK BURGER’s reviews of current movies on © 2017, Mark Burger.



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The first is a thorough overview of the life and career of Japanese star Meiko Kaji (Stray Cat Rock, Female Convict Scorpion, Wandering Ginza Butterfly), who found success as both an actor and a singer, and boasts an international following despite never having made a film outside of Japan (although she did receive offers). The second book is an extensive exploration of the long-running and ongoing film series based on the original 1989 manga sensation, which has spawned an entire series of live-action and animated features, multiple television series, video games and most recently a big-budget Hollywood production starring Scarlett Johansson. Despite a mixed critical and box-office reception, it hasn’t slowed the franchise down, as another animated (anime) feature is in development. Almost from the very beginning, Ghost in the Shell established an international fan-base and it’s still holding steady after almost 30 years. The official Arrow Video website is, or you can find it on Facebook @ArrowVideo. !

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Spider Bags play Pine State Holiday Music Festival


ock ‘n’ roll can save your soul. If it’s not a religion, it’s at least a viable organizing principle or a mode of being. Dan McGee, the singer and songJohn Adamian writer and front@johnradamian man behind Chapel Hill’s Spider Bags, embraces a kind of Contributor rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. But it’s not exactly one of total rebellion and destruction. Sometimes simply doing your thing is a radical position. Spider Bags get called a garage rock band, which signals that they’ve retained a raw, explosive energy and an unpolished, thrusting force. Listen to Spider Bags, though, and you’re just as likely to hear a connection to Buddy Holly and Hank Williams as you are to the Electric Prunes and The Seeds. I spoke to McGee by phone last week while he was driving to his day job, which is, in fact, rock-related. He’s an instructor in a school that teaches kids how to rock, basically. They pair up young players, assembling a practice band sometimes, to help students tackle some suitably attitudinal tunes and master the rudiments, with guidance from a seasoned pro. A recent exercise involved some vintage Bon Scott-era AC/DC riffage. McGee was a bartender for a long time, which is something, he said, you can’t do forever. When I suggest that playing in a rock band might be similar, McGee disagrees. “I think you can do that forever,” he said. But, in order to do it, one has to be able to tap into something vital and real about making music. “Rock ‘n’ roll is very much a living thing,” McGee said. Spider Bags have been recording a new record in Memphis, home of Elvis and a town that takes its rocking seriously. It will be their sixth full-length album. Over the years, the band has gone from a sometimes five-piece down to a trio. McGee turns 42 in November and he’s got two kids, so he’s passed through the playing rock ‘n’ roll might be just a phase that he needs to move past. He’s basically a lifer now, and with that realization comes an unabashed commitment to making the music. The band’s last record,


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2014’s Frozen Letter, has a brittle reverby quality, bringing to mind the Stooges, the Cramps, the Dead Kennedys and the Flamin’ Groovies at times. All bands that were, despite their seeming indifference to tradition, steeped in the electric twang and scuzzy punch of rock and blues. The layers of youthful rebellion and nostalgia that are built into rock ‘n’ roll now can make it seem like something a responsible adult with a family should consider abandoning. But, as McGee sees it, the willingness to pursue whatever selfish pleasures there might be at the core of rock ‘n’ roll, without getting trapped in some effort to make a wax replica of the past — that’s what’s so powerful. McGee talks about the jolting force of seeing artists in their 50s and 60s whose commitment to emotional expression and relentless, jubilantly amateurish productivity serve as an inspiration. “I said to myself ‘These people love rock ‘n’ roll as much as I do, and it’s kind of blowing my mind that they’re not ashamed of it. Maybe I shouldn’t be either?’” he said. “[Artists like that] fell in love with rock ’n’ roll, and that was what they were going to do to express themselves, and at that time it was a really a radical thing. I feel like it is still.” You might hear a summation of the

sentiment in “I’ll Go Crazy” from the band’s 2012 record Shake My Head, when McGee sings, “You got to live for yourself, for yourself and nobody else.” But living for yourself and nobody else sometimes still means paying your respects to a history that goes back before you, tipping the hat to the people who were bold enough to carve out a life through simple, maybe even crude, expression. McGee and Spider Bags do an impressive job of sometimes summoning the music of the past with a blues-boogie stomp that might connect Howlin’ Wolf and ZZ Top, for instance, rendered in a slurring and abrasive punk-rock fashion. “There was a lot of time when I was younger, before I think I got better, when I used to think you really need to break with tradition,” McGee said. “But now in my heart I’m always going back to John Lee Hooker and Captain Beefheart. Those natural inclinations, you want to express them, and not shy away from them or present them as a thing that needs to be in a museum.” Rather than abandoning tradition, McGee is a serious student of classic rock, among other things. He can talk with passion about the artistry involved in sequencing iconic albums from the early 1970s, the ways that bands built a sense

of tension and release into the arrangement of tracks on a side. His lyrics often possess the straightforward simplicity of country music, and if they were stripped of the scalding splashes of sonic battery acid, many Spider Bags songs would work in a Bakersfield or Nashville setting. A line like “Waking up drunk makes me happy, but you just bring me down,” could probably pass as a bit of Kris Kristofferson. Like Bob Dylan and blues singers of Chicago and the Mississippi Delta, but with a punk-rock worldview, McGee dips into the long-flowing folk tradition by scooping up an old lyrical line and repurposing it for one of his songs. On “Swimmer On a String,” for instance, from Spider Bags’ 2009 release Goodbye Cruel World, Hello Crueler World, McGee lifts a scrap from the timeless “I Wish A Was A Mole in the Ground,” made famous in a 1928 recording by North Carolina’s Bascom Lamar Lunsford, singing “I wish I were a lizard in the spring, so I could hear my sweetheart sing.” For their forthcoming album, McGee said Spider Bags recorded a version of the Charlie Rich song “Rolling With the Flow,” which is about an aging rocker who hasn’t changed his hell-raising ways, who’s “still out there having fun.” It’s an old bit of mellow country-politan pop. While it might capture something of McGee’s perspective on the world, it’s also a particular type of song, about the stubborn refusal to grow up, that McGee thinks represents a wistfully defiant sentimentality that is central to the music he loves. So, rock ‘n’ roll, for McGee, is about youthful rebellion, of course, but it’s also about seeing a through line, about how doing what you want as an adult is a grown-up expression of that same spirit. “This is a continuation,” McGee said. ! 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.



Spider Bags play the Pine State Holiday Music Festival along with Washed Out, Ducktails, Reese McHenry, Floating Action, Saccharine Dream, Moon Racer, Ezra Noble, Foxture, Yes the Raven and I, Anomaly on the grounds of SECCA, 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem, on Saturday, Oct. 14, 1 p.m. - 10 p.m., $35.



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218 South Fayetteville St. | 336.610.3722 Oct 13: Cory Luetjen Oct 14: Casey Noel Oct 20: Reed Turchi Oct 21: Brother Oliver Oct 22: Matt Walsh Nov 4: Turpentine Shine



6000 Meadowbrook Mall Ct | 336.448.5330 Oct 12: Doug Davis Oct 13: Whiskey Mic Oct 19: Emma Lee Oct 20: DJ AVegas Oct 21: Lucky 17 Oct 26: Sam Foster Oct 27: Whiskey Mic Nov 3: Whiskey Mic Nov 18: Jukebox Revolver

GREEN HERON ALE HOUSE 1110 Flinchum Rd | 336.593.4733 Oct 14: Mystery Hillbillies Oct 21: Alicia B. and the Now Oct 28: Be The Moon



2900 Patterson St #A | 336.632.9889 Oct 13: 1-2-3 Friday Oct 22: Insane Clown Posse: The Great Milenko Tour Oct 24: Dope, (HED) P.E. Oct 25: GWAR Nov 26: Fit For A King & In Hearts Wake, Like Moths to Flames, Phinehas Nov 27: Hatebreed, Dying Fetus, Code Orange, Twitching Tongues Dec 3: Cannibal Corpse, Power Trip, Gatecreeper


523 S Elm St | 336.271.2686 Oct 13: DJ Dan the Player Oct 14: DJ Paco and DJ Dan the Player


1720 Battleground Ave | 336.272.9884


120 Stage Coach Tr. | 336.292.2211 Nov 4: Ms. Mary & The Boys

213 S Elm St | 336.275.6367 Oct 14: Sahara Reggae Band Oct 21: Jack Long Old School Jam






812 Olive St. | 336.302.3728 Oct 12: Korby Lenker Nov 24: Wyatt Espalin 1819 Spring Garden St | 336.272.9888 Oct 12: Susto, Esme Patterson Oct 13: The Breakfast Club: 80’s Tribute Oct 14: The Werks Oct 17: The Old Heavy Hands with Austin Lucan & Ryan Singer Oct 18: Four Years Strong, Seaway, Like Pacific, Grayscale, Life Lessons Oct 19: Twiztid w/ Moonshine Bandits, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Whitney Peyton, Andrew W Boss, Trilogy Oct 23: Red and 10 Years w/ Otherwise Oct 24: Lords Of Acid, Combichrist, Christian Death, En Esch, Wiccid Oct 25: The Movement, New Kingston, Roots of a Rebellion Oct 26: The Spill Canvas, Chase Huglin, The Second After, MKNLY OCt 26: Doctor P, Cookie Monsta

1700 Spring Garden St | 336.272.5559 Oct 11: Live Thursdays 1126 S Holden Rd | 336.333.1034 Oct 13: Chris Barnes Oct 14: Chris Barnes Oct 20: Shaun Jones Oct 21: Shaun Jones Oct 27: Dean Napolitano Oct 28: Dean Napolitano Nov 2: Aries Spears Nov 3: Aries Spears Nov 10: J. Bliss Nov 11: J. Bliss


11602 S Elm Ave | 336.698.3888 Oct 13: Abigail Dowd Oct 14: Stephen Evans Solo Acoustic Show Nov 10: Tow’rs

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117 S Elm St | 336.378.9646 Oct 11: SZA Oct 14: Appetite For Destruction Oct 21: Dylan Scott Oct 24: Andy Mineo Oct 28: Corey Smith Nov 2: Jim Breuer Nov 4: Iration

Nov 10: Hinder w/ Josh Todd & The Conflict Nov 11: Yngwie Malmsteen Nov 17: Parmalee Nov 29: Clutch

GREENE STREET CLUB 113 N Greene St | 336.273.4111 Oct 14: Silent Disco Nov 4: African Royalty


3017 Gate City Blvd | 336.851.4800 Oct 13: Pure Fiyah Oct 20: Joebelle Oct 27: Sahara


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Oct 13: Face First Oct 20: Audioclypse Oct 27: Freddy Atkins Band


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2213 E Oak Ridge Rd | 336.643.1570 Oct 12: Trivia


2134 Lawndale Dr | 336.274.2699 Oct 13: Mo Alexander




5701 Randleman Rd | 336.674.5111 Oct 28: Fair Warning and Huckleberry Shyne

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AFTER HOURS TAVERN 1614 N Main St | 336.883.4113 Oct 14: Out Of The Cellar Oct 20: Karaoke - DJ Dance




207 N Green St | 336.631.3143 Oct 14: 2nG Oktoberfest

1310 N Main St | 336.882.2583 Oct 20: Lee Travis

408 West 4th St | 336.331.3431 Oct 21: Brothers Pearl


130 E Parris Ave | 336.841.0521


5840 Samet Dr | 336.887.2434 Oct 13: Faith Bardill, Backrow Saints Oct 14: Sok Monkee Oct 20: Brothers Pearl Oct 21: Jane Doe Oct 27: Jukebox Revolver



118 E Main St | 336.207.1999 Oct 13: The Dickens

[THE DICKENS] Friday - The Deck Oct 14: Jill Goodson Band Oct 20: Soul Central Oct 21: Jaxon Jill Oct 27: The Plaids Oct 28: Crossing Avery and Halloween Costume contest



612 Edgewood St | 336.558.7204 Oct 13: Silverhawk Oct 14: Cheyenne & DHD Oct 20: The Delmonicos Oct 21: Skyryder & Potluck Oct 27: Crimson Rose Oct 28: Dirt Road Revolution


221 N Main St. | 336.497.4822 Oct 13: Freddie Fred Fridays



191 Lowes Foods Dr | 336.747.3059 Oct 13: Exit 180 Oct 14: Karaoke w DJ Tyler Perkins Oct 19: TBD- Acoustic Music Oct 20: Karaoke w DJ Tyler Perkins Oct 27: Karaoke w DJ Tyler Perkins Oct 28: Pop Guns- Halloween Party


3870 Bethania Station Rd | 336.815.1664 Nov 11: 1 Year Anniversary: Phase Band


620 Trade St | 336.723.0322 Oct 13: Abe Reid and the Spike Drivers Oct 21: The Mulligans Nov 3: Souljam Nov 10: DJ HEK YEH


638 W 4th St | 336.777.3348 Oct 11: Dear Brother Oct 14: The Pop Guns Oct 15: Sunday Jazz Oct 18: Hazy Ridge Bluegrass Band

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Nov 4: Chip Perry Band Nov 10: Mo Pitney w/ Red Dirt Revival

Oct 21: Violet Bell Oct 22: Sunday Jazz Oct 25: The Ruckus Oct 28: Southern Eyes Oct 29: Sunday Jazz Nov 5: Sunday Jazz


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110 W 7th St | 336.777.1127 Oct 11: Royal Thunder, Brother hawk, Must Be The holy ghost Oct 13: great Peacock Oct 28: King Buffalo Nov 3: Finks, The Kneads, North Elementary Nov 15: Demon Eye & Lords of Mace Nov 18: Irata, Mega Colossus, Night Sweats Nov 24: Possum Jenkins’ Dec 8: Native harrow & Retro Candy



101 West 5th Street | 336.723.3700 Oct 12: Who’s Bad: The ultimate Michael Jackson Experience Oct 25: greensky Bluegrass


630 S Stratford Rd | 336.768.2221 Oct 15: Live Jazz Oct 22: Live Jazz


2105 Peters Creek Pkwy | 336.724.0546 Oct 14: austin John Winkler Oct 20: Joey Nevada Oct 21: Dylan McCray Band Oct 28: halloween Party w/ hedtrip & Brothers Pearl

5455 Bethania Rd | 336.923.8623 Oct 12: Open Mic w/ Country Dan Collins Oct 14: LulaPalooza at The Mill Oct 14: EIghTwentythree Oct 15: Rob Price Oct 15: Muddy Creek honky Tonk Oct 19: Open Mic w/ Country Dan Collins

Oct 20: Couldn’t Be happiers Oct 21: Chad Barnard Oct 22: ash & Chief Oct 26: Open Mic w/ Country Dan Collins Oct 28: usual Suspects Nov 2: Open Mic w/ Country Dan Collins Nov 3: Chief’s Choice Nov 5: Phillip Craft Nov 9: Open Mic w/ Country Dan Collins Nov 12: Rob Price Nov 16: Open Mic w/ Country Dan Collins Nov 18: Carson Mac


5455 Bethania Rd | 336.923.8623 Oct 12: Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles Oct 14: June Rise Oct 19: Roanoke/his & hers Oct 20: Jim Lauderdale Oct 21: urban Soil Oct 26: Marvelous Funkshun Oct 27: underhill Rose Oct 28: John McCutcheon Nov 2: Dangermuffin w/ Scott Moss Band Nov 4: Rain Check Nov 9: Old Salt union

Nov 10: Sarah Siskind Nov 11: Snyder Family Band Nov 16: antigone Rising Nov 18: Dark Water Rising Nov 19: Dom Flemmons Nov 25: Big Ron hunter Nov 30: Corin Raymond and Jonathan Byrd, The Pickup Cowboy


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[CONCERTS] Compiled by Alex Eldridge Oct 21: John Brown Big Band w/ Nicholas Payton Oct 27: Dwight Yoakam Nov 2: Amos Lee Nov 9: Randy Newman Nov 13: Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama, & The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet Nov 15: Squeeze Nov 16: Judy Collins Nov 17: The Mavericks Nov 24: The Motown Experience


BOOTH AMPHITHEATRE 8003 Regency Pkwy | 919.462.2025 Oct 21: Carolina Uprising Oct 22: Chris Tomlin




2700 E Independence Blvd | 704.372.3600 Oct 27: Nick Cannon presents Wild ‘N Out

123 Vivian St | 919.680.2787 Oct 13: Rodney Carrington Oct 24: Michael McDonald w/ Marc Cohn Oct 27: Jeezy w/ Juvenile Nov 9: Straight No Chaser Nov 11: Tori Amos Nov 12: John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring Nov 18: The O’Jays w/ The Dramatics Nov 26: The Brian Setzer Orchestra


former Uptown Amphitheatre 820 Hamilton St | 704.549.5555 Oct 26: Aaron Lewis & Blackberry Smoke


1000 NC Music Factory Blvd | 704.916.8970 Oct 12: Smino & Ravyn Lenae Oct 13: ZZ Ward Oct 14: Madeintyo Oct 15: Charlotte Bloody Mary Festival Oct 17: Atlas Genius Oct 18: Daley Oct 19: Lecrae Oct 20: Appetite for Destruction Oct 21: Theory of a Deadman Oct 21: Marsha Ambrosius & Bilal Oct 22: Spoon Oct 24: Krewella Oct 24: Mondo Cozmo Oct 25: New Found Glory Oct 26: High Valley, Ashley McBryde, & Adam Doleac Oct 27: Fall2017 Tour Oct 27: Portugal. The Man Oct 28: Highly Suspect Oct 29: Trivium & Arch Enemy Oct 31: San Holo Nov 2: RL Grime Nov 3: Bebe Rexha & Marc E Bassy Nov 3: Johnnyswim Nov 5: Tribal Seeds Nov 6: Bon Iver w/ Aero Flynn Nov 7: Him Nov 8: Deorro Nov 9: Brujeria w/ Voodoo Glow Skulls, & Piñata Protest Nov 10: The Sweet Spot Nov 10: Saint Motel Nov 11: Slushii Nov 12: Hoodie Allen Nov 14: Whitechapel Nov 14: Circa Survive & Thrice Nov 15: J.I.D. + Earthgang Nov 16: The Shins Nov 16: Haley Reinhart


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[Tim McGraw & Faith Hill] October 14 - Greensboro Coliseum Nov 17: The Original Wailers Nov 18: Michael Tracy Nov 19: Walk The Moon Nov 21: The Front Bottoms Nov 25: Bear Grillz Nov 25: Seether Nov 28: Bleachers, J Roddy Walson, & The Business Nov 29: X Ambasadors Nov 30: $uicideboy$


2700 E Independence Blvd | 704.372.3600 Oct 18: Old Crow Medicine Show Oct 28: Evanescence Nov 16: Brit Floyd Nov 21: Kirk Frankly & Ledisi


333 E Trade St | 704.688.9000 Oct 17: Halsey Nov 4: Fall Out Boys Nov 8: Imagine Dragons Nov 16: Jay-Z Nov 28: Dead & Company



309 W Morgan St | 919.560.3030 Oct 20: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas


310 S Greene St | 336.333.2605 Oct 13: Land Jam 2017 w/ Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn Oct 28: The Spirit of the Carolina Nov 1: Boney James

GREENSBORO COLISEUM 1921 W Gate City Blvd | 336.373.7400 Oct 14: Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Oct 15: Foo Fighters Oct 17: Eagles



220 E Commerce Ave | 336.883.3401 Oct 20: Los Lobos Nov 4: Mojo & the Bayou Gypsies Nov 9: Terry Barber


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1400 Edwards Mill Rd | 919.861.2300 Oct 12: Bruno Mars Oct 28: Charlie Wilson w/ Anthony Hamilton & La’Porsha Renae WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM



Greensboro College Theatre presents Disaster! What if you took all those 1970s disaster movies and rolled them into one big parody? What if you turned that parody into a musical featuring some of the bestknown songs of the ‘70s? Then you’d have “Disaster!,” Greensboro College Theatre’s fun-filled, family-friendly musical that sends up the disaster-movie genre, Oct. 19-22 in Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center in Odell Building on campus. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 19-21, and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 21-22. All tickets are $10 and may be reserved by “Disaster!,” with concept by Seth Rudestsky and Drew Geraci, book by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, direction by Perry Morgan, choreography by Ashley Hyers, and musical direction by Marie Denig, is a new musical straight from Broadway. It pays homage to classic disaster films and features some of the most unforgettable songs of the ‘70s, like “Knock on Wood,” “Hooked on a Feeling,” “Sky High,” “I Am Woman” and “Hot Stuff.” It’s 1979, and New York’s hottest A-listers are lining up for the opening of a floating casino and discotheque. Also attending are a faded disco star, a sexy nightclub singer with her 11-yearold twins, a disaster expert, a feminist reporter, an older couple with a secret, a pair of young guys who are looking for ladies, an untrustworthy businessman, and a nun with a gambling addiction. What begins as a night of boogie fever quickly changes to panic as the ship succumbs to multiple disasters, such as earthquakes, tidal waves and infernos. As the night turns into day, everyone struggles to survive and, quite possibly, repair the love that they’ve lost ... or at least escape the killer rats. With larger-than-life characters, snappy dialogue and some of the most recognizable songs of the ‘70s, “Disaster!” will have audience members dancing in their seats and rolling in the aisles. Entertainment Weekly called “Disaster!” “pure maximalism - a big, old-fashioned musical with big numbers and big performances.” Greensboro College’s Department of Theatre seeks to provide a strong foundation in theatre while allowing the WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM

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BLADE RUNNER 2049 (R) LUXURY SEATING Fri - Thu: 12:10, 3:35, 7:00, 10:15 BATTLE OF THE SEXES (PG-13) LUXURY SEATING Fri - Thu: 11:30 AM, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10 KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (R) LUXURY SEATING Fri & Sat: 11:30 AM, 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 Sun - Thu: 11:30 AM, 2:30, 5:30, 8:30 THE FOREIGNER (R) Fri - Thu: 11:40 AM, 2:20, 5:00, 7:40, 10:15 HAPPY DEATH DAY (PG-13) Fri & Sat: 12:35, 2:50, 5:05, 7:20, 9:35, 11:50 Sun - Thu: 12:35, 2:50, 5:05, 7:20, 9:35 PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMEN (R) Fri - Thu: 11:45 AM, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:55 BLADE RUNNER 2049 (R) Fri & Sat: 1:30, 4:55, 8:20, 11:45 Sun - Thu: 1:30, 4:55, 8:20 THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US (PG-13) Fri - Thu: 11:40 AM, 2:05, 4:35, 7:30, 10:10 MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE (PG) Fri & Sat: 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05, 9:25, 11:45 Sun & Mon: 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05, 9:25 Tue - Thu: 12:05, 2:25, 4:45 AMERICAN MADE (R) Fri - Thu: 11:35 AM, 2:05, 4:40, 7:15, 9:50 A QUESTION OF FAITH (PG) Fri - Sun: 12:25, 5:25 Mon: 5:25 PM Tue - Thu: 12:25, 5:25

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THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE (PG) Fri: 11:50 AM, 2:15, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30, 11:50 Sat: 11:50 AM, 2:15, 4:45, 9:30, 11:50 Sun - Thu: 11:50 AM, 2:15, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30 VICTORIA & ABDUL (PG-13) Fri - Thu: 11:45 AM, 2:25, 5:05, 7:35, 10:05 MOTHER! (R) Fri - Sun: 2:50, 7:40, 10:10 Tue & Wed: 2:50 PM Thu: 2:50, 7:40, 10:10 REBEL IN THE RYE (PG-13) Fri - Thu: 12:15, 5:00 VICEROY’S HOUSE (NR) Fri & Sat: 12:20, 2:45, 5:10, 7:35, 9:45, 11:55 Sun - Thu: 12:20, 2:45, 5:10, 7:35, 9:45

BATTLE OF THE SEXES (PG-13) Fri: 3:00, 5:30, 8:00 Sat & Sun: 10:00 AM, 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00 Mon: 6:00, 8:30, Tue: 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 Wed: 6:00, 8:30, Thu: 5:00, 9:00 STRONGER (R) Fri: 9:15 PM, Sat: 11:15 AM, 9:15 Sun: 11:15 AM, 6:45, Mon - Thu: 9:15 PM VICTORIA & ABDUL (PG-13) Fri: 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 Sat & Sun: 10:30 AM, 1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 Mon: 5:30, 8:00 Tue: 3:00, 5:30, 8:00 Wed & Thu: 5:30, 8:00 THE TEACHER (UCITELKA) (NR) Fri: 4:15, 6:45, Sat: 1:45, 4:15, 6:45 Sun: 1:45, 4:15, Mon: 6:45 PM Tue: 4:15, 6:45 Wed & Thu: 6:45 PM COLUMBUS Fri: 4:00, 6:30, 9:00 Sat: 11:00 AM, 1:30, 4:00, 6:30, 9:00 Sun: 11:00 AM, 1:30, 4:00, 6:30 Mon: 6:30, 9:00 Tue: 4:00, 6:30, 9:00 Wed: 6:30, 9:00 Thu: 6:30, 9:15

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student to emphasize in a particular area such as directing, acting, or arts administration. The coursework is integrated with the production work to provide a better understanding of the many facets of the theatre. Required participation on stage or backstage on all theatre productions allows the techniques and theories that are examined in the classroom and the laboratory to be tested in a performance setting. ! GREENSBORO COLLEGE provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs. Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features an 18-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities.



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Back to the future: The replicants return in heady sci-fi flick


et’s slice through the studio hype and fanboy hyperventilation and immediately answer the pressing question on everyone’s mind. Is Blade Runner 2049 ( ), the long-awaited sequel to 1982’s Blade Runner, a masterpiece like its predecessor? Definitely not. To be blunt, it’s not even a match for 2016’s superb Arrival, the previous film from director Denis Villeneuve. Yet on its own terms, it’s a dazzling achievement, a heady motion picture that employs state-of-the-art visuals to punch across its alternately tough and tender story of love, loss and identity. Because this is the type of film that benefits from a virginal viewing free of spoilers — and because parent studio Warner Bros. promised to dispatch the Dark Knight to rip asunder any critics who break the vow of silence — plot details will be purposely sketchy. Suffice to say that this one is set 30 years after director Ridley Scott’s original, in a period when powerful manufacturer Niander Wallace (Jared Leto) is designing replicants that are comparatively more benign than the previous models. Blade runners still exist, tasked with tracking down these vintage replicants and terminating them with extreme prejudice. One such blade runner is “K” (Ryan Gosling), who’s a replicant himself. But a visit to a farm to track down a fugitive leads to the discovery of a box holding shocking material. As K’s superior (Robin Wright) gravely intones, these contents could create a war and tear apart the very fabric of society. “Yes, questions,” purrs Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) to genetic engineer Hannibal Chew (James Hong) in the ’82 version, a sentiment that might also be directed at this new picture’s screenwriters. Hampton Fancher, who co-wrote the original (adapting Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), and Michael Green, whose cinematic at-bats consist of Green Lantern, Logan and Alien: Covenant, do a fine job not only of maintaining this future world but also in laying out themes that lend new meaning and import to what Salvador Dali tagged Persistence of Memory. Yet a few niggling queries still manage to formulate amidst the ample exposition, and, for a film that runs a generous 164 minutes, the back end still feels needlessly rushed. Yet overall, Blade Runner 2049 is a towering work, and if there’s one area in which it equals its predecessor, it’s in its


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empathic reach. The character of Joi, an AI who somehow seems to genuinely love K, is achingly brought to life by Cuban actress Ana de Armas, and, as a renegade replicant, Dave Bautista figures in an early sequence that nicely encapsulates the struggles of Batty et al in the 1982 film. Mainly, though, there’s Harrison Ford, returning to the part of Rick Deckard. Ford’s role should have been much larger, but in the context of what he’s given, he’s excellent, providing a wariness — and weariness — that lines up nicely with the Deckard from three decades earlier. Ford’s turn is just one of the ample pleasures in a movie that won’t soon fade from memory.

An adaptation of the novel by bestselling author Charles Martin, The Mountain Between Us ( ) casts Idris Elba and Kate Winslet as surgeon Ben Bass and photojournalist Alex Martin, two of the many folks stranded at the Salt Lake City airport during a particularly nasty snow storm. Their flight has been canceled, but neither can afford a delay: Dr. Bass has an important operation to perform, while Alex is getting married. Although strangers, they agree to charter a small plane together, a fateful decision once the small craft goes down in the Utah mountains. From there, The Mountain Between Us turns into an old-fashioned survival yarn,

as Ben and Alex battle the elements and, occasionally, each other (he thinks they should wait with the plane until help arrives; she thinks they should make their own way down the mountain). As both an adventure yarn and a love story, the movie often stretches credulity, yet what sells it are the compelling performances by its two stars. They’re both excellent, and when the saga continues beyond where most other movies would have it end, they provide the glue that holds the increasingly diffuse project together. In short, their presence helps make Mountain more than just a molehill of a movie. !


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Get ready to be utterly spellbound for two days as internationally renowned performers spin their magic and touch every emotion from laughter to horror to tears. (Yes, they’re that good.) Held at the Storytelling and Arts Center in downtown Laurinburg, NC! Single day adult tickets begin at $20. Single day and weekend tickets are available - as are military, senior and family packages. Tickets are available NOW! Get yours today! Call 910-277-3599 or visit the web site. W W W. S T O RYA RT S C E N T E R . O R G OCtOber 11-17, 2017 YES! WEEKLY




rt takes many forms in Greensboro and can make anyone feel a certain type of way. One medium that is unique to this area reaches out and Katie Murawski touches you... literally. Unbeknownst to many, the Triad is Editor home to Living Arts America, which is the biggest bodypainting competition in North America. According to the press release, it is also the most prestigious bodypainting competition in the Western Hemisphere and is second only to the World Bodypainting Association. As a part of the Arts Greensboro’s 17 Days of Arts and Culture Festival, the competition is returning to the Greensboro Coliseum this weekend and will feature artists from over 20 countries, celebrities and local talent. Each artist will have to work with the selected theme for this year, which is “Heal the Body, Heal the World.” The festivities kick off on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. with, according to the press release, the world’s only Bodypainting Film Festival at The Crown of The Carolina Theatre. The screening will be films from all across the globe and are presented by the artists who made it. There will also be a special performance by local band Crystal Bright. Following the festival will be the world premiere of “Opera in Bodypainting” with musical selections by the Elm Street Opera Group happening at Chakras Spa at 9 p.m. On Saturday, the competition begins at 2:30 p.m. and until 5: 30 p.m., ticketholders can watch the professional and emerging artists in action as they race against time to create their unique and temporary masterpieces on the bodies of various models. Then, each artist will give a presentation before an international panel of celebrity judges (some of which are from the reality show Skin Warz and one of the judges is the founder of the World Bodypainting Competition). At 8 p.m., (doors open at 7 p.m.) ticketholders can return for the models and their fashion-show style catwalk, exciting live entertainment and the crowning of the 2017 bodypainting champions. The people who organized this competition are a local married couple who have dedicated their lives to the art form and


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even met through bodypainting. Scott Fray and Madelyn Greco are the founders of both Living Brush Bodypainting and the Living Art America organizers. Greco and Fray are the only bodypainting artists in history to win all five World Championship titles, plus first-place awards in Asia and North America. They have even made a Guinness World Record for bodypainting, according to the press release. In April, Greco and Fray presented the first TEDx talk in the Van Dyke Auditorium and received the Betty Cone Medal of Arts Award, which is the most prestigious award given to an artist by the city of Greensboro for their work with Living Art America. Together with other co-founders Randi Layne and Ken Goldwasser, they support the Chelko Foundation’s mission of empowerment through art education and partnership. “Our event is second to the world bodypainting festival and it is the biggest in the USA and in fact, both North and South America,” Fray said. “We hope that people value and celebrate and acknowledge and enjoy this unique art form and the special fact that this is indeed here in this community and do their best to sup-

port it, so that we can stay here.” Fray describes bodypainting and the human body medium as “part of the long human story.” He said archeologist have uncovered evidence from Tanzania dating back 400,000 years that suggest humans created pigments out of minerals to produce colors for bodypainting. “Human beings have been doing this for a half a million years,” Fray said. “And every culture, from every time, from every part of the globe have used this art form and it is a part of what human beings are. Bodypainting is something that humans do. We need to carry on something that has happened for half a million years.” Bodypainting is special to Fray because it is the only art form that can look back and behold a spectator as they behold it. “It can interact with you soul-to-soul, it can engage with you on an emotional level,” Fray said. “Think of a flat two-dimensional canvas, the level of emotional exchange or interaction is very limited. As I said in the TEDx talk, Picasso can’t take itself off the wall and dance with you. It can’t engage, relate or see eye-to-eye with you. ‘The Kiss’ cannot kiss you back.” Fray describes bodypainting as an

incarnational art form and that it is an amplifying and transforming state of being a human. “It is art of the body itself,” he said. “You are literally living art, you become art. It is the only way I can think of for a human being to not just view art or experience art, but to become art. It is an incarnational art form.” Fray said the bodypainting competition is unlike your typical, wine-and-cheese art exhibition. He said it will feel like a cross between Cirque Du Soleil, a fashion show and an Olympic sporting event. Some talented artists will walk away with the highest prize, which is the title of the best in North America. In total, Fray said there is about $12,000 in prizes and the competition is split up into two levels: professional and emerging artist. While many people come from international destinations, many come from the Triad, Fray said. Contrary to what most people may think about bodypainting, he said, the Living Art America is a fine art event. In other words, bodypainting isn’t intended to make models sexy or sexualized, but rather, it is intended to transform them


into living works of art. “You look up body painting on the internet and you will see a lot of images that are not fine art,” he said. “But that is not what we are doing. We exist to showcase that very top level of technical, creative, excellence and technique and skill.” Greco said when she and Fray first met, she was a model that he painted. However, she is now a bodypainting artist, which is what she prefers to be. “I had a background as an artist my whole life and I graduated the art institute of Pittsburgh,” she said. “I was actually doing performance art, like burlesque, when I met Scott.” After her brief time as a bodypainting model, she decided to take up the brush and said she was thrown into the world of bodypainting quite quickly. Greco said that the bodypainting world is pretty female dominated, in terms of artists. From the standpoint of an artist, Greco said she is empowered on a very human level by bodypainting. “You are giving someone a gift,” she said. “You are spending a close and intimate time with them and a prolonged time. You get to know people, but it is WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM

definitely an exchange on many different levels. You are giving someone the chance to find a new expression of themselves. When they look in the mirror and experience a transformation that is totally new to them, I find that very personally empowering and moving.” Brandy Valentine, a bodypaint and pin-up model said getting painted is empowering for her as well. In the six or so hours it takes to be painted, Valentine said she loves bonding with the artist and re-emerging a new person. And yes, to answer everyone’s question, Valentine said getting painted tickles. “The duration is like meditation for me anyways,” Valentine said “I basically feel like a different person. Most of all, I feel really comfortable being painted.” Valentine was also a burlesque performer before she got into bodypainting, which is how she and Greco met. Valentine said Greco and herself claim to be the very first people to mix burlesque and bodypainting for a live performance. The performance was a semi-choreographed combination of slow dance movements with Fray moving around and painting them while they performed.

“With pin-up, you tend to have to smile a lot and I am known in pin-up for smiling or in my bachelor pad where it is like semi-sexual,” Valentine said. “Where with bodypaint, it is not sexual, it is just sensual, I would say. Because you have art on you and you are covered in it-- it is almost like mask.” Greco said for studio work, the models they work with are typically painted nude, due to conserving paint (as fabric tends to soak up most of the expensive paint). Greco said they are also anti-shame and will paint on anybody no matter what shape or size. “The message we try to convey using the nude human form is that there is nothing wrong with that,” she said. “We are transforming a body into a work of art.” Along with this message of body positivity, Living Brush studios also have used their art form to make political statements as well. One issue in particular that they are focusing on is female genital mutilation and they hope to bring social awareness to the issue through their art. They have also touched on local politics as well with their painting of former

Governor Pat McCrory on the back of a trans woman to protest the controversial House Bill 2. “That was our protest against Pat,” Greco said. “The title of that piece is ‘Empathy Comes When You Can See Yourself In Someone Else’s Skin.’” Even though Fray and Greco already feel a lot of love from the creative community of Greensboro and Arts Greensboro, they want the whole Triad to know how special their competition will be. “Greensboro has a jewel and I want them to recognize that something very special is happening only here, in the entire United States,” Fray said. “Please value and support it.” Tickets can be purchased at the Greensboro Coliseum box office via Ticketmaster. As a special gift to the readers of YES Weekly, Fray said to use the promotional code LIVING to receive 20 percent off a regular priced, general admission ticket. ! 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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Salem’s spirited tavern: Part one BY JENNIFER BEAN BOWER Haunted buildings are generally old, sometimes historic and always the scene of a tragic event. Coincidentally, The Salem Tavern in Winston-Salem—a structure that is over 200 years old— has these same things in common. Over the two centuries, the tavern has had its share of stories and accounts of unexplained sounds, peculiar odors and even an obscure face in one of the tavern’s windows. There were several sorrowful events, in which the deceased is eerily connected to the mysterious goings-on at the tavern. The tale of the tavern ghost, like many traditions in Salem, has been passed from one generation to another and is the only longest standing ghost story that the tavern has produced. In the early 19th-century, an unknown man arrived at the Salem Tavern. He was gravely ill and collapsed the moment he dismounted his horse. The tavern keeper brought the unconscious man inside, placed him in

a bed and summoned the doctor, but nothing could be done. When the stranger died, the tavern keeper stored the man’s belongings and prayed that a relative would claim them. He was greatly burdened by the man’s death, as he had not been able to glean the stranger’s name or place of residence. Then, late one evening, the dead man appeared in the tavern. The ghost told the tavern keeper the name of his fiancée and said, if he would write to a certain address in a distant Southern state all would be taken care of. The tavern keeper composed a letter and mailed it without haste. Not long after, a woman arrived in Salem. She collected the stranger’s possessions and placed flowers on her beloved’s grave. The ghost was never seen by the tavern keeper again. Like many stories that involve specters, the tale of the tavern ghost appears to have been based on an actual occurrence. In the summer of 1831, a sick man

named Samuel McClary lodged at the Salem tavern on his way to Virginia. On the return trip, he checked-in again, albeit in a poor state of health. A Salem physician treated McClary but was unable to cure his ailment. On Sept. 6, 1831, McClary was laid to rest in the strangers’ row of the Salem Moravian Graveyard, “God’s Acre.” The death of McClary—and perhaps the mysterious traveler—are not the only tragedies that took place in, or near, the tavern; and the ghost is not the only strange occurrence to have been reported in the building. As the American Revolution raged on, a most horrible incident was documented in the Records of the Moravians in North Carolina. In August 1780, members of the Continental Army passed through Salem on their way to South Carolina. When they departed, William Brown, a soldier who likely suffered from gangrene, was left at the tavern. He was attended to but was eventually moved “from the tavern to the smoke-house, as the stench

[of his body] was intolerable.” For six days Brown lay tormented by his condition and “while still alive his body…was eaten by worms.” On Aug. 17, 1780, Brown died and the following day, he was laid to rest in the Strangers’ Graveyard. Could the unexplained noises reported in the tavern be Brown’s cries of agony? Could the strange odor be his rotting flesh? Perhaps, but another man—one who died in the midst of a loud and noxious calamity—could claim responsibility for the ghostly activities too. Around 1847, Augustus Staub drifted into Salem. Born in Germany, he was a single, semi-retired man who made his fortune in the jewelry business and lived what many considered an easy life. As reported in his obituary, Staub was “a good, honest, industrious and useful citizen.” He made many friends in the community and was “an active member of the Sons of Temperance and the Young Men’s Missionary Society.” Yet, despite his integrity, there were two things in this world for which Staub



Modern-day photograph of the Salem Tavern.

Edward F. Small captured this view of the Salem Tavern in 1882.


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Early twentieth-century postcard showing the “Moravian Graveyard.”

Samuel McClary (1792-1831) was buried in the strangers’ row of the Salem Moravian Graveyard – “God’s Acre.”

had an unhealthy interest—the Salem Female Academy students and chemistry. Of the first fascination, it is said that Staub lost all of his money, as he would invite the girls to his orchard and give “liberally of his fruits.” His second interest, however, proved more costly. On the night of Aug. 2, 1857, Staub— who knew little about chemicals—combined a variety of substances in his Salem Hotel room. At around 11:30 p.m., the experiment took a deadly turn when Staub’s volatile chemical cocktail sent a shockwave through Salem. Residents cried “Fire!” and alarm bells clanged up and down the street. When the firemen arrived at the hotel, it did not take them long to determine the location of the explosion. The article, “Mysterious Explosion,” which appeared in the Aug. 7, 1857 edition of the People’s Press, reported that upon entering Staub’s room, the firemen found him “on his bed, unconscious, surrounded by flames and the apartment filled with WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM

smoke, and the smell of powder and turpentine.” The article further revealed that Staub’s body “presented an awful spectacle. His face, hands and lower extremities were all horribly burnt, his eyes closed, and his jaws locked.” A Salem physician came to Staub’s aid, but within three hours, the amateur chemist was dead. The coroner, along with a jury of men, was called to the scene. Together, they rendered the verdict that Staub had died as a result of wounds and burns “occasioned by the explosion of some unknown combustible material.” The unidentified writer of the article “Mysterious Explosion” noted that Staub’s burial in God’s Acre “was attended by an unusually large audience.” Staub, however, was not the last person to meet an untimely death at the Salem Hotel. Eighteen years later, the town of Salem would mourn again. To be continued… !


Edward F. Small photographed the Salem Moravian Graveyard – “God’s Acre” OCTOBER 11-17, 2017




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BARTENDER: Kelly Lowdermilk BAR: Reboot Barcade AGE: 29 HOMETOWN: Mocksville, NC (Turkeyfoot) BARTENDING: 9 Years Q: How did you become a bartender? A: I had to wait patiently and then prove myself. One of my first shifts was in a restaurant, without a server. I had to run the


bar and floor by myself. Q:What’s your favorite drink to make? A: I make one called Pineapple SURPRISE. It’s a twist on a Caipirinha. It can be a little strong. That’s the surprise part. Q:What’s your favorite drink to drink? A: Long Islands, no lemon, light Coke, or just a beer with a shot. Q:What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen while bartending? A: There was a dancing lady who couldn’t keep her clothes

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on one night. “Excuse me ma’am. Can you put the girls back up.” Q:What’s the best tip you’ve ever gotten? A: My brother Ben gave me my first $100 tip. But I have had some pretty big ones before. Q: How do you deal with difficult customers? A: I try to smooth things over at first. There’s only so much disrespect I can take before I get sassy. But those instances are few and far between. Q: Single? A: No! Sorry guys.




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last call


[LEO (July 23 to August 22) Resist that occasional lapse into Leonine laziness that sometimes overtakes the Big Cat. Don’t cut corners. Do the job right at this time, or you might have to redo it later.

[AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Take things nice and easy as you continue to build up your energy reserves for a big change that’s coming with the full Hunter’s Moon on Oct. 29.

[VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You know how you like to do things. And that’s fine. But watch that you don’t impose your methods on others. A current financial crunch soon eases.

[PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Recent news from someone you trust could help you make an important decision. Also, be prepared to confront an upcoming change in a personal situation.

[LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Someone might try to take advantage of your generosity. But before your sensitivity toward others overwhelms your good sense, check his or her story out carefully.

[ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’re eager to Ram headfirst into that new project. But before you do, find out why some of your colleagues might not appear to be as gung-ho about it as you are.

[SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your strong Scorpian sense of fairness lets you see all sides of a dispute. Continue to remain impartial as you help each person work through his or her particular grievance.

[TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) All that dedicated hard work you’ve been putting in pays off better than you expected. So go ahead, reward yourself with something befitting a beauty-loving Bovine.

[SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to

December 21) Trust your keen Sagittarian insight to help you see through an offer that might not be all it claims. A closer look could reveal disturbing elements.


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ary 19) With the Goat exhibiting a more dominant aspect these days, you could find it easier to make your case in front of even the most skeptical audience.

[GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) It’s a good time to take on that new challenge. And if your self-confidence is sagging, instead of telling yourself why you can’t do it, list all the reasons why you can. [CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is one time when you might want to put some distance between you and the job at hand. It will give you a better perspective on what you’ve done and still need to do. © 2017 by King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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house north of Bayreuth, Germany. The venue is dedicated to the performance of works by Richard Wagner, and the 19th-century German composer himself chose and adapted the design. A key component is the seating: Not only are the seats arranged to give all attendees an equal and uninterrupted view of the stage, but they’re also rather uncomfortable. It’s been reported that Wagner intentionally chose exceptionally hard wooden seats to prevent the audience from treating his operas as fun. Thought for the Day: ”One of the primary tests of the mood of a society at any given time is whether its comfortable people tend to identify, psychologically, with the power and achievements of the very successful or with the needs and sufferings of the underprivileged.” -- Richard Hofstadter © 2017 by King Features Syndicate, Inc.


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


I’ve been dating this girl for just over a month, and she never offers to pay for anything. I was okay with this in the beginning, as I Amy Alkon saw it as a courtship thing. I guess I wonder whether this Advice points to problems Goddess down the road with her not being a real partner, pulling her weight, etc. How do I politely broach this without blowing up the blooming relationship? — Feeling Used This woman lives paycheck to paycheck. Unfortunately, it’s your paycheck. At this point, you’re probably musing on the perfect birthday gift for her — a sparkly little Hello Kitty crowbar she can use to pry open her wallet. However, mystifying as it is that she has never squeaked out the words “This one’s on me!” consider that if there’s one thing heterosexual men and women have in common these days, it’s confusion over who exactly is supposed to pay on dates. The problem driving the confusion is a sort of Godzilla vs. Mothra clash between age-old evolved emotions (still driving us today) and modern-day beliefs about male and female equality. As I explain with some frequency (per big cross-cultural studies by evolutionary psychologist David Buss, among others), women evolved to seek male partners

who show they are willing and able to invest in any children they might have. Whether the particular woman actually wants children is immaterial — as in, of zero interest to her emotions. Anthropologist John Marshall Townsend observes from his research and others’ that women’s emotions evolved to act as a sort of police force for a man’s level of commitment — making women feel bad when the investment isn’t there. This leads women to either push a man to invest or ditch him and find a man who will. Men coevolved to expect this, meaning that men evolved to try to appeal to the ladies by showing (or successfully faking) generosity, high status, and earning power. Many people mistakenly assume evolved adaptations like this will change with the times, as in, “Ye Olde Evolved Emotions, I’d like to introduce you to Gloria Steinem and the women’s movement.” Unfortunately, evolution is not a lickety-split process — especially when it comes to our psychological engine panel. In fact, anthropologist Donald Symons explains that “natural selection takes hundreds or thousands of generations” (generations being 20- to 30-year periods) “to fashion any complex cognitive adaptation.” So women, even now — even highly successful women who can comfortably pay for their own meals (and everyone else’s in the restaurant) — have their emotions pushing them to look for a man who shows generosity, as well as the ability to “provide.” This is reflected in the findings by sociologist Janet Lever and her colleagues

from a survey of heterosexual men and women — 17,067 “unmarried and non-cohabitating” heterosexuals, ages 18 to 65 — on the extent to which they embrace or reject the traditional “man pays” dating behavior. (Surprisingly, millennials’ responses were generally pretty close percentage-wise to those of older adults — mostly within a few percentage points.) A snapshot of the responses from women: Overall, 57 percent of women said yes to “I always offer to help pay even on the first date.” But check out the mixed feelings: Many women (39 percent) wished men would reject their offer to pay. But many (40 percent of women) said they are bothered when men don’t accept their money. Hello, confusing financial stew! Men’s responses were similarly contradictory. Overall, more than half the men — 64 percent — said that after the first few dates, the woman should help pay expenses, and nearly half (44 percent) said they would stop dating a woman who never offers to pay. Yet, men overwhelmingly — that is, 76 percent of men — feel guilty if they don’t pay the bill on dates.

So, the reality is, like all of these conflicted men, some women just aren’t sure where the lines are on whether to chip in and when. (Of course, some women are conveniently unsure.) As for this woman you’re seeing, it is possible that she’s waiting until you two are “exclusive” to start picking up the tab. Instead of assuming the worst, do two things: First, observe and reflect on her behavior and attitudes — so far and as you get to know her — and see whether they suggest an interest in partnership or princess-ship. Second, simply ask: “Hey, we’ve been dating for a while, and it seems like we should start sharing the costs. Where do you stand on that?” See what she says and take it from there — tempting as it is to opt for a passive-aggressive approach, like panhandling outside the restaurant where you’re meeting her: “Hey, Amber. You’re early!...Meet ya inside. Just trying to beg enough for the tip.” ! GOT A problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or e-mail ( © 2017 Amy Alkon Distributed by Creators.Com.



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