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Unsurprisingly, the fifth pizza joint in Tate Street’s 580-foot-long business district is now gone, having actually closed twice in the last two and a half years. In its place is TAAZ INDIAN KITCHEN, which despite its plasticware and Styrofoam fast-food ambience, serves some of the best Indian food to be found in the Triad... 10 Follow the red balloons on your drive to the 12 Greensboro locations for the 2019 ARTSTOCK Artists 22nd Annual Studio Tour on Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Oct. 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. Co-organizer Bob Berry said there would be 19 artists this year, and the tour is free and open to the public. 11 Halloween came a little early to the Triad, as the fifth annual WREAK HAVOC HORROR FESTIVAL was unleashed Sept. 20-21 at RED Cinemas in Greensboro, showcasing a slew of independent horror features and shorts, including the latest Wreak Havoc short, the adaptation of Stephen King’s Uncle Otto’s Truck. 12 JOKER takes the DC Universe and comic-book movies into a new direction. One darker and more different than even diehard devotees might expect, and one that
might not have worked as well as it does were it not for the spellbinding performance of Joaquin Phoenix in the title role. 18 On Oct. 3, Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan responded to the YES! Weekly article “Mayor sets new rules for public speakers at Greensboro City Council meetings” with the following CLARIFICATION. 19 Recently, PBS aired an eight-part, 16hour documentary by Ken Burns, COUNTRY MUSIC. For those of you who loved the miniseries and want to own it, you can purchase a DVD set for $66, or buy the Blu Ray for $86. 20 The themes of heritage, strength, and family hover over WILD PONIES’ most recent record, Galax, from 2017. Galax, of course, is a small city in the mountains of southwestern Virginia. Wild Ponies recorded the album there in a barn on property owned by Doug’s family. 21 After a year-long hiatus, SHEFALI is returning to performance, full-force, with an upcoming show at Little Brother Brewing on Oct. 18. “I’m happy to be back in the music world,” said Stefan Kei DiMuzio, the Japanese-born visual artist and musician otherwise known as Shefali.
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Located at 308 N. Patterson Ave. in Winston-Salem, Lill Dipper ice cream does things a little differently. Opened in May 2019, this window-service dessert hotspot offers only one soft-serve flavor: vanilla. But what Lill Dipper may lack in flavors, it more than makes up for in ice cream adornments. “We have about 10, at any given moment, about 10 different dips, from lemon to blue raspberry, to coconut, to cherry, to cotton candy, to coffee,” said Joseph Bradford, one of the owners of the operation. “And then we have about 20 different toppings.” The toppings include traditional choices such as Oreo or Heath Bar candy pieces, but also some more obscure options, such as pretzels and even French fries. And ice cream isn’t the only sweet treat available. Recently, the shop rolled out a whole new array of customizable desserts, such as chocolate-covered strawberries on a stick, frozen bananas and pretzel rods dipped in chocolate. “As the weather changes, we’ll have hot chocolates and white chocolates, with whipped cream and chocolate shavings on top. You know, we’ll have cider,” Bradford said, speaking to how the shop’s offerings change with the seasons and will continue to do so. “Every year we have a little pumpkin patch outside and then we kind of morph into a little mini Christmas tree farm. So yeah, we really kind of have fun.” Bradford noted how Lill Dipper is attracting a high number of families, not just from Winston-Salem, but from all around the Triad and beyond, including Greensboro, Lewisville and Yanceyville. The shop is located in an area where the demographic is mostly middle-aged
adults who live and work downtown and in the Innovation Quarter. Bradford said since Lill Dipper opened on Memorial Day weekend, many more families with children have found their way to the neighborhood. “You used to not get a lot of little kids and families coming down on the block,” Bradford said. “But now there’s just a really fabulous array of children running around the block, eating ice cream and playing.” Bradford and his partners, Rachel McKenzie and John Bryan, are remodeling their other business venture, the Tin Can, which is set to reopen on Oct. 10. Located right next door to Lill Dipper, Bradford said the Tin Can is a specialty drink shop offering a diverse and unique range of products. “We carry an eclectic array of affordable wines, really world wines,” he said, noting that some hail from France, Italy, Spain and Argentina. The store also carries beer, kombucha and snacks, and even has an off-premise license, meaning customers are free to buy drinks and sit outside to enjoy them. “I just love interacting with the community,” said Bradford of his favorite part of running these businesses. “To meet the people who live around you and work around you and create relationships.” “I’m excited about the success of the businesses right now and the future for both shops,” he added. Lill Dipper’s fall hours will be Thursday and Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. Once the Tin Can reopens, its hours will be Wednesday-Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 2 to 9 p.m. !
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n 2017, Tate Street’s foodscape was looking dire. As reported in “Tate Street Changes: From Desolation Row to Pizzaville,” several longtime favorites had been Ian McDowell replaced by chains, and only five of the 12 restaurants Contributor offered something other than subs, wings or pizza. Worse, the then-newest addition to the historic University of North Carolina at Greensboro strip was part of a national pizza chain. Adding to the feeling of increasing corporate homogenization, it replaced a beloved Indian restaurant. Unsurprisingly, the fifth pizza joint in Tate Street’s 580-foot-long business district is now gone, having actually closed twice in the last two and a half years. In its place is Taaz Indian Kitchen, which despite its plasticware and Styrofoam fast-food ambience, serves some of the best Indian food to be found in the Triad, particularly the naan (bread), tandoori chicken, samosas (turnovers with peas and potatoes), pakoras (assorted vegetables fried in chickpea batter) and goat. That’s right, goat. I prefer it to lamb, not just because of its stronger flavor, but because it’s served on the bone. To me, meat, poultry and fish are always tastier YES! WEEKLY
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that way, if messier to eat. I recommend using naan to lift a piece to your mouth and gnaw on it. There are plenty of chicken dishes, but only the terrific tandoori drumsticks offer anything but boneless breast. But even though that’s my least favorite part of the bird, the fresh spices in Taaz’s curry, korma (yogurt or cream-based sauce), saag (a sauce made from spinach or other greens), tikka masala (creamy, curry sauce), kadhai (Indian stir fry) and vindaloo (curry dish with vinegar and spices) make up for, in my opinion, the bland meat. In fact, this usually unrepentant carnivore prefers the mixed vegetable korma, paneer (cheese) tikka masala, and
aloo gobi (cauliflower and potato) tikka masala to their chicken and even lamb equivalents. Unlike the much-missed India Palace, Taaz has no buffet. However, the new establishment’s superior fresh-baked naan, samosas, and pakoras and the fact that its kitchen includes a traditional tandoor clay oven, would make up for the lack of a buffet even without the sublime goat. Taaz is open 10:30 a.m.– 10 p.m., seven days a week, and offers an $8 thali (twoentrée) lunch special until 2:30 p.m. every day. While the lunch special is advertised as consisting of either two vegetarian or non-vegetarian entrées with rice, naan and dessert, I’ve found that they’re happy
to combine one meat entrée with one vegetarian one. Most of the $5 to $7 appetizers are practically meals in themselves; add either plain or butter naan to either gobi manchurian (cauliflower sautéed with ginger and garlic) or veggie pakoras and you will have spent $6.95 for either a filling lunch for one person or a light lunch for two. For a dollar more, you can upgrade to cheese or garlic naan or aloo onion kulcha, whole wheat naan stuffed with onions and potatoes (traditionally eaten for breakfast in India). Owner Raju Pradhan, who told me this is his first restaurant, is actually from Nepal, which explains the presence of momo (Himalayan vegetarian or chicken dumplings), chow mein and fried rice on the menu, as Nepal is bordered by China and India. The $8 chicken or vegetarian momo is served with a creamy tomato sauce and is both the tastiest and most heaping plate of dumplings I’ve had in Greensboro. ! IAN MCDOWELL is the author of two published novels, numerous anthologized short stories, and a whole lot of nonfiction and journalism, some of which he’s proud of and none of which he’s ashamed of.
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Jerry Pifer (watercolors), Sally Donnell Rilee (oil paintings), Patrick Rowe (potter), Mary Schiavone (acrylic paintings), Nancy Seay (watercolor, photo and ink), Renee Swink (oil paintings), Scott Tanseer (oil paintings), and Ellen Williamson (acrylic paintings). To learn more about the artists, visit the website, www. artstocktour.com. Berry said that a small group of artists first came together in 1996 under the leadership of Artstock founder Carolyn Owen. According to the website, the first Artstock Tour took place in 1998. When Owen passed away last year, Berry said that Pifer wanted to keep it going. Pifer “Buffalo Lake” by Janet Berry had been an active artist and member the Senior Resources of Guilford County Berry’s job is primarsince 2008 and for allowing Artstock to use their building ily sending letters needed help this “Supper’s Ready” by Renee Swink for the last two years. He said that 16 of to get artists signed year. After a nudge the then 18 artists came to the preview up and gathering artist statements, from his wife, Janet, Berry decided to opening, and some had never met bebiographies, weblinks and photos of their help. Berry said they started in early July fore, so they got to know each other. art for the website. with an email list of 100, and then he Berry said that new artists for next “We are just a group of people trying to sent another 40 letters to artists. Berry year’s tour could contact him at the give artists an opportunity to show and said the fun began with trying to get number below. He said they did not sell their work,” Berry added. “I certainly people in touch with each new artist, want to turn anyone away, and that they have met a lot of nice people. I think it’s as well as website and email updates. would really like to offer a public thank great that we can make a weekend availyou for their first sponsor, MacCord Maable to artists who may not get to show son, an intellectual property law practice and/or sell their art. We want to keep it that Sally Donnell Riley contacted. going. It’s been a lot of hard work, and “I’m especially proud of the diversity it’s been a lot of fun.” of artists and types of media represented He said the artists pay a fee of $35, in this year’s tour,” Pifer said. “I look which goes toward website updates, but forward to a successful Artstock tour stresses that there is no fee taken from this year and growth of the tour in the the sale of the art by the group. future.” ! Berry said that in the future, the organization would look at becoming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. He said the orgaTERRY RADER is a freelance writer, poet, singer/ nization is hoping to grow more first songwriter, wellness herbalist, flower essences by adding more artists, sponsors and practitioner and owner of Paws n’ Peace o’ Mind cat/ facilities. Berry said that Artstock wants dog/housesitting. to be able to keep everyone coming back and create something bigger each year. WANNA In the past two years, Berry said Artstock 1308 S HAWTHORNE RD., WINSTON SALEM, NC averaged about 23 artists. The 2019 Artstock Artists 22nd Annual Tour, Berry said that this year’s Artstock Tour Oct. 12, 10-5 p.m. and Oct. 13, 1-5 p.m. See www. @LONGLEAFPRO_CO | /LONGLEAF PROVISIONS preview took place Sept. 16 through 27 artstocktour.com/ for tour addresses and artwork. YOUR CHOICE FOR LOCAL HEMP & CBD! in Gallery 1401, located at 1401 Benjamin For additional information, contact Bob Berry at Pkwy and that they are very thankful to (336) 282-0010.
ollow the red balloons on your drive to the 12 Greensboro locations for the 2019 Artstock Artists 22nd Annual Studio Tour on Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 Terry Rader p.m. and on Oct. 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. Coorganizer Bob Berry Contributor said there would be 19 artists this year, and the tour is free and open to the public. Berry said there would be six artists at the Scout Hut on the corner at 1820 Dellwood Dr. and Cornwallis Drive as well as three artists at Sternberger Artist Center, located at 712 Summit Ave., with the remaining 10 artists welcoming visitors into their studios. These addresses can be found on the website. There will be something for everyone, as Artstock 2019 artists include Susanne Baker (book arts, letterpress printing, fine binding and hand paper-making), Janet Berry (oil paintings), Dottie Blanchard (watercolors), Julie Dameron (oil paintings), Jim Gallucci (sculptor), Krystal Hart (mixed media), Martha Hicks (oil and acrylic paintings), Carol Kaminski (pigmented epoxy resin), Judy Lomax (oil paintings), Crystal Eadie Miller (acrylic/mixed media), Ashley Mortenson(pastel on wood and paper),
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A wrap-up of Wreak Havoc’s film festival Halloween came a little early to the Triad. The fifth annual Wreak Havoc Horror Festival was unleashed Sept. 2021 at RED Cinemas in Greensboro. The fest showcased a slew of independent horror Mark Burger features and shorts, including the latest Wreak Havoc short, Contributor the adaptation of Stephen King’s Uncle Otto’s Truck. This marked the first year the festival was held at RED Cinemas instead of the Carolina Theater. Dan Sellers, the president of Wreak Havoc Productions, said the transition went well and looks like it will continue. “There were a few hiccups here and there, but that’s to be expected in a new venue,” he said. “We’ll be working hard to have the kinks ironed out between now and next year. “I don’t have any specific numbers as far as attendance goes,” he added, “but I can say the screening rooms were pretty packed, and financially this year was much better (than years past).
The general reaction I received from most folks was very positive. People really responded to the changes we made and really dig the movie-going experience at RED.” As Uncle Otto’s Truck was a Wreak Havoc production, it was (understandably) ineligible for awards consideration. The lethal list of this festival’s winners is as follows: A Doll Distorted won the Audience Choice Award, Michael Trainotti won Best Director for Nocturne, Emily Tynan McDaniel won Best Actress for The Ebbing, Dorset won Best Micro-Short, Alexis Maingaud won Best Musical Score for Blossom, and Filth won Best Production Design. Many of the films received multiple awards: Artik won Best Feature Film and Best Actor (Jerry G. Angelo); Nervous Breakdown won Best North Carolina Film and Best Poster; Oscar’s Bell won Best Short Film and Best Cinematography (Sam Cronin); and the Aussie short Here There Be Monsters won Best Foreign Film and Best Special Effects. For more information about the Wreak Havoc Horror Film Fest and Wreak Havoc’s other projects, visit the official website: www.wreakhavocproductions. com/. !
Ridley Scott bio falls short RIDLEY SCOTT: A BIOGRAPHY by Vincent LaBrutto. Published by University Press of Kentucky. 280 pages. $40 retail. Ridley Scott was already a legend in the advertising field before he made his first feature, The Duellists, in 1977, when he was already almost 40 years old. One could say he made up for lost time because although The Duellists fell victim to bad distribution (Paramount simply had no idea how to market the film), his next two films – Alien (1979) and Blade Runner (1982) – cemented his reputation as a visual stylist of the first order. Undoubtedly, Scott has carved out an impressive career, and predominantly on his own terms. If Ridley Scott wants to make a movie, it gets made – on the sheer strength of his name alone. In the case of Thelma & Louise (1991) – a film he initially intended only to produce – or Gladiator (2000), that’s a good thing. In the case of The Counselor (2013) or Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), less so. Despite his standing and a fervent fan-base, he’s not been immune to some big-screen bombs (some very expensive). For a filmmaker whose career has been so scrupulously analyzed, with entire
volumes devoted to individual films alone, Ridley Scott: A Biography can’t help but be a bit of a disappointment. It isn’t a bad read, but it’s not a dynamic read, either. There have been other, better, livelier books on the subject (Ridley Scott: Interviews and The Culture and Philosophy of Ridley Scott come to mind), but with some of the films, you’re as apt to find a more thorough analysis in each film’s Wikipedia entry. As a biography, this covers the bases, although not in great depth, and as a filmography, it’s competent, if not inspired. Many of the quotes by or about Scott have been culled from other sources, which author Vincent LoBrutto dutifully acknowledges, yet he doesn’t bring a distinctive voice to the book. He’ll note the negative response of critics, but doesn’t include his own personal viewpoint. There’s the vague but unmistakable air of a missed opportunity within the pages of Ridley Scott: A Biography. For more information about this title, visit the official University Press of Kentucky website, www.kentuckypress.com. ! See MARK BURGER’s reviews of current movies on Burgervideo.com. © 2019, Mark Burger.
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No laughing matter: Phoenix fabulous as Joker
oker takes the DC Universe and comicbook movies into a new direction. One darker and more different than even die-hard devotees might Mark Burger expect, and one that might not have Contributor worked as well as it does were it not for the spellbinding performance of Joaquin Phoenix in the title role. It’s a shattering tour de force that ranks with the actor’s very best work. Don’t be surprised if Academy voters take notice. As the title implies, this is an origin story. Although the screenplay (by producer/ director Todd Phillips and Scott Silver) adheres to some tenets of the traditional DC Comics, it also adds some new angles of its own – some of which, again, may raise the hackles of purists. But Phillips, whose
fact-based War Dogs (2016) was among that year’s best (and most overlooked) films, plunges ahead relentlessly and with a brazen, but never reckless, confidence. He’s not pulling any punches or taking any prisoners. Like it, love it, hate it, agree or disagree – Joker is in your face, and it’s not going away. A struggling street clown and aspiring stand-up comic, Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck is a misfit, desperately out of step, barely existing on the periphery of society in Gotham City, which is so riddled with urban angst and civil unrest that pompous billionaire Thomas Wayne (Brett Cullen) is considering a run for mayor. Stricken with a neurological condition that causes him to laugh uncontrollably, he tends his ailing, delusional mother Penny (Frances Conroy), who years before worked for Wayne and still carries a torch for him. Arthur’s is a life of despair and desperation, and Phoenix’s performance goes right into the heart of darkness – and beyond. Robert De Niro appears as T.V. talkshow host Murray Franklin, and his very
presence is a reminder of the Martin Scorsese influence here. The film is set in 1981, a year when Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (1976) achieved new heights of notoriety when John David Hinckley (an obsessed fan of the film) shot President Reagan, and during the early production of Scorsese’s The King of Comedy (1983) – a film in part inspired by the Hinckley incident. Both of these films, not coincidentally, starred De Niro, whose smug Franklin is a more successful incarnation of his Rupert Pupkin character in King of Comedy. There are also nods to William Friedkin, Alfred Hitchcock, the Purge films, and, given the narrative’s operatic tone, Ruggero Leoncavallo’s classic Pagliacci, the tragic tale of a forlorn clown. Joker is rife with symbolism, on a number of levels. As befits its (deserved) R-rating, there are bursts of violence, but equally effective is the building of tension toward that violence, augmented by Hildur Guonadottir’s chilling score. Deadpool (2016) went far, but Joker goes further – and deeper and darker. One thing’s for certain: This is not a comic-book film for kids. Zazie Beetz, Shea Whigham, Marc Maron, Glenn Fleshler, Brian Tyree Henry, Bill Camp (recently seen to good effect
in the otherwise risible crime drama The Kitchen) and Leigh Gill also make solid impressions in smaller roles. Still, there’s never any doubt who the star of the show is. Phoenix may not be the Joker for all times, but he is the Joker for our times. ! See MARK BURGER’s reviews of current movies on Burgervideo.com. © 2019, Mark Burger.
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Theatre Alliance to perform ‘The Rocky Horror Show’
hat sweet transvestite and his motley crew did the time warp, and, just in time for Halloween, they’re back for a revival. Complete with sass from the audience, cascading toilet paper and an array of other audience participation props, this deliberately kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi gothic is more fun than ever. This is Theatre Alliance’s fourth production of “The Rocky Horror Show.” The musical that spawned the cult movie and its continual midnight showings, this stage show has all the familiar elements, from the “Science Fiction Double Feature” opening to dancing “The Time Warp” — and a department store’s worth of fishnets. Just like at the movie version, callbacks are allowed and encouraged! There will also be prop kits available for sale, and patrons are allowed to bring their own props, as long as there is nothing biological – no water guns, open flames, hot dogs/toast/rice throwing – for the safety of the rest of the audience and the performers. “This ‘Rocky Horror’ is ready to mesmerize you with trashy nostalgia,” said Artistic Director Jamie Lawson. “We can hardly stand the antici……pation ourselves!” Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language (R). Season Sponsors: MIKE LEWIS & ASSOCIATES, Attorneys at Law and YES! Weekly. WHO: Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O’Brien Directed by Jamie Lawson Cast: Gray Smith as Dr. Frank ‘N’
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Furter, Macon Shirley as Riff Raff, Suzanne Vaughan as Magenta, Nina Norman as Janet Weiss and John C. Wilson as Brad Majors. WHEN: Friday, Oct. 11, 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m. WHERE: Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance 1047 Northwest Blvd. HOW MUCH: $16-$18 TIX & MORE INFO: www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/4188117 !
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There’s so much to unpack about Sexy Vegan, a 37-year-old from West Hollywood, California, that we scarcely know where to begin. His real name Chuck Shepherd is Hansel DeBartolo III. After changing his name in 2016, he had the new handle tattooed on his forehead and chest. He’s an “Instagram sensation” and a 2020 presidential candidate, according to his IMDb profile. But most recently, Vegan’s been a resident of the Twin Towers Correctional Facility, reported the Los Angeles Times, following his arrest Sept. 26 on charges of sexual abuse of his dog, which authorities say he captured on video and posted on social media. “I do get judged a lot for being different,” Vegan told Dr. Phil in 2017.
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— At New Lynn’s Peaches and Cream, a sex toy shop in suburban Auckland, New Zealand, staffer Kat Maher immediately noticed a strange customer on Sept. 23. “He was very energetic and erratic, going around the shop, talking a lot,” she told Stuff. Strangely, he also closely resembled Elvis Presley, with slickedback black hair and sunglasses, although he was wearing a high-visibility orange vest. “He brought a sex toy called ‘Like a Virgin’ up to the counter, but his card declined,” Maher said. When the purchase didn’t go through, the man grabbed the “fake vagina” toy, worth about $60, and ran out of the store. Maher reported the theft to police, but fake Elvis has not been apprehended. She also noted that the shop gets robbed about once a week: “It’s really frustrating when this sort of thing happens. So rude and it ruins your day.”
— Sunday morning shoppers in central Auckland, New Zealand, got more than an eyeful on Sept. 29 when for several hours, pornography was broadcast on a large outdoor video screen at the Asics sportswear store. The “totally inappropriate and offensive” scenes apparently continued for about nine hours — until staff arrived at the store around 10 a.m. and turned the screen off, the New Zealand Herald reported. “Some people were shocked, but others just stopped and watched,” said security guard Dwayne Hinango. The store manager, who gave
only “John” as his name, said the incident stemmed from a cybersecurity breach, and Asics apologized on its website and through email to its customers. — And in Auburn Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, motorists along an interstate got a free show late on Sept. 28 after two people broke into a small building connected to an electronic billboard and uploaded pornography to the sign. Auburn Hills police told WDIV that two hooded young men were captured on surveillance video entering the structure at 10:49 p.m. and staying about 15 minutes. Police started getting reports of the images around 11 p.m. “I was just looking up at it and I was like, ‘Huh, oh, wow. That’s porn,’” said driver Chuck McMahon. Police are still looking for the hackers.
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Lee Dong-jin, the mayor of Jindo county in South Korea, wanted to make International Coastal Cleanup Day special for his community. So on Sept. 20, the day before the global event, he instructed crews to transport more than a ton of trash that had already been collected from coastlines and deposit it on a pristine beach in Jindo, according to Agence-France Press. “We brought in waste Styrofoam and other coastal trash gathered from nearby areas so the 600 participants could carry out clean-up activities,” Lee said. He apologized for deceiving the volunteers and assured residents that there was no “secondary pollution.”
Michael and Georgina Parsons’ 54 neighbors in Little Bay Islands, Newfoundland, are resettling on the mainland this fall as part of a program to centralize populations in growth areas. But not the Parsons. In spite of the fact that the government will cease all services to the island on Dec. 31 — electricity, mail delivery, ferry and snowplow — the Parsonses have decided to stay. “We’re not nervous,” Michael told CTV. “I don’t know if that’s because we’re just plain crazy or whatnot.” They are busy preparing for life off the grid, purchasing a snowmobile and wood stove, and installing a solar panel system. “We’re also learning to do without some fresh fruits and vegetables and go to more dry goods, bottled goods, powdered milk — that sort of stuff,” Georgina said. !
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Pride Winston-Salem 2019 ‘honors the past to secure the future’
he year 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, which led to the Gay Rights Movement, which influenced modern LGBTQIA+ Katie Murawski Pride celebrations held each year. In the Triad, there Editor are three times to celebrate Pride: during national Pride month (in June), for Greensboro Pride (in September) and for Pride WinstonSalem (in October). Even though 50 years have passed and there has been so much progress for the LGBTQIA+ community, on Oct. 8 the United States Supreme Court heard cases regarding workplace discrimination of LGBTQIA+ individuals and will be considering if those people’s rights
were violated (via Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act). The court will determine if LGBTQIA+ people can be discriminated against in the workplace in spring 2020. According to www.FreedomForAllAmericans.org, “There are currently no explicit, comprehensive statewide nondiscrimination protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender people in North Carolina. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is prohibited in public employment only.” Now, more than ever, the LGBTQIA+ community in North Carolina and in the
nation need to show up, be visible and make our voices heard. Showing up to local Pride celebrations is a good place to start, and next week, Pride WinstonSalem will kickoff its Pride week and events leading up to the Pride festival and parade on Saturday, Oct. 19. According to its mission statement, Pride WS is a nonprofit organization that serves the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies in Winston-Salem, and its primary goals are to “celebrate our culture, honor diversity, inspire engagement, promote inclusion, provide community outreach, and edu-
cate our friends, allies, and supporters on equal rights for all.” This all-volunteer-run organization fundraises year-round to produce the parade and festival as well as a variety of LGBTQIA+ events and networking programs, such as T with a Tude, Pride WS Ice Cream Socials, and A Bite With Pride. Vice president of Pride WS Kandi Villano told me that this year’s Pride is set to be bigger than ever. She said the festival and parade had become the third-largest in North Carolina and that a larger crowd is expected this year. (Last year, she said the festival saw around 30,000 people.) “With it being opposite Furniture Market, it becomes a challenge but also a benefit at the same time,” she said regarding the timing of the festival and parade. “We are in the process of turning this into a destination Pride, not just Pride.” The Pride WS festivities will begin on Oct. 13 with the Macy’s Drag Fashion Show from 6 to 10 p.m., which takes place
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The 2018 Mr. and Miss Pride WS surround the newly-crowned My’kel Knight Addams Iman and Love Lee Jackson, Mr. and Miss Pride WS 2019 (middle) at the Macy’s located at 3320 Silas Creek Pkwy Ste. 2500. “Macy’s is coming in as a large sponsor of us,” Villano said. “We will be on the second floor of Macy’s doing a drag fashion show. There will be food, a cash bar, raffles, giveaways and a shopping event to go with it.” Villano said the shopping event includes discounts and Macy’s Money. According to the Pride WS website, there will be performances by the newly crowned Miss Pride WS Love Lee Jackson, Miss Pride WS Honorary Eden Parque Devine, as well as other special guests. Tickets for this event are available online. “Macy’s is partnering with Pride Winston-Salem to bring this popular event from cities in Ft. Lauderdale and Miami to Winston-Salem,” the website states. “Tickets will go fast on this event. Get yours today to guarantee your seat!” On Oct. 15, Villano said that there would be a Pride WS Cocktail and Pastry Night at the Breezeway between Footnote and
Bookmarks from 6 to 9 p.m. Around the corner, starting at 8 p.m., Villano said that Foothills would be joining in the Pride celebration by hosting a drag trivia night. On Oct. 16, according to the Pride WS website, there will be a Pride Wine and Cocktail Night at Sir Winston from 6 to 9 p.m. Those that want to sit in on the Pride WS board meeting can come from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Foothills Brewpub. On Oct.17, there will be a Pride Night and Costume Party at Burke Street Pub from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m., and the category is Movie Star Realness. According to the Facebook event page, there will be prizes for the best dressed, and there are “rumors that Marilyn Monroe and JFK may make an appearance.” DJ Fish will be spinning tunes, and there will also be appropriatelynamed drinks and specials all night. On Oct. 18, the official Pride Kickoff Party takes place at The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel, and according to the website, there will be entertainment, a silent auction
and heavy hors d’oeuvres. On Oct. 19, the festival is from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., with the parade from 11 a.m. until noon. According to a Pride WS press release, the festival happens on Trade, 5th, 6th, 7th Streets, and from Cherry Street to Liberty Street. The parade starts at Spring and 4th Streets and continues down 4th Street to Trade Street and ends at 5th Street. There will be cocktail parties at both The Katharine and Sir Winston from 5 to 9 p.m., and the Official Pride Afterparty takes place at The Ramkat from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m., with a battle of DJs, performances by headliner Shawn Sounds from The Voice, Mr. and Miss Pride WS and other special guests. On Oct. 20, there will be a brunch at The Katharine to recuperate after Pride from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. “It’s not a drag brunch; it is more of a community brunch,” Villano said. “It helps you finish out that weekend.” Villano said Pride WS’s theme of
“honoring our past to secure our future” is more than appropriate for this year’s Pride celebration. “If you don’t remember what happened in the past, it will be repeated in the future,” Villano told me in an interview earlier this year for the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. “We have so much more work to do.” Villano said that Pride WS needs volunteers for setting up at the festival. For more information, visit the website, www. pridews.org/volunteer-opportunities/. ! 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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Mayor clarifies new rules for public speakers at Greensboro City Council meetings *Editor’s note: This article originally appeared online on Oct. 4. On Oct. 3, Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan responded to the YES! Weekly article “Mayor sets new rules for public Ian McDowell speakers at Greensboro City Council Contributor meetings” with the following clarification. The full text of her verbal statement in a phone call is below: “For instance, the women who got up and had concerns about GTA, that’s fine. So is people getting up and talking about issues they have with, say, the police not enforcing traffic violations like speeding or running red lights or the lack of response to calls in East Greensboro, things that are generic. It’s not meant to stop those types of conversations that are concerns about departments rather than individuals. But when it’s a conversation about a specific employee, that’s where it changes a little bit. Especially when it’s about an employee and can be about their personnel record, something we really can’t do anything about. There have been incidents where people have spoken about specific officers and employees and accused them of things, they have never
Mayor Nancy Vaughan reading the new rules been found guilty of, and that’s where the issue is. The forum for the public to pursue that would be either the police review board or through the HR department. When we get into personnel records and things like that, the city council meeting is not the appropriate venue.” Later that day, Mayor Vaughan forwarded an email sent to her by city attorney Chuck Watts, in which Watts wrote “See attached revised draft. I made the changes we discussed and a few more.” The following document, a revision and expansion of the rules the mayor read
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aloud at the Oct. 2 council meeting, was appended: Mayoral Comments About Procedure at Public Comment Sessions In the light of our last Public Comment Sessions and with the feedback that I received from citizens and upon the advice of City Attorney, Chuck Watts, I have decided as Mayor to further clarify our procedures. I hope this will help to focus these sessions on topics that are relevant for this forum. To that end, I want to identify three areas in particular that will be deemed out of order for this forum. I also want to mention a general tenet of behavior that is part of the code of conduct for all of our boards and commissions and will be respected here. My purpose in doing this is to help focus these Public Comment sessions on topics appropriate for this forum. 1) Comments primarily focused upon the performance of particular city employee that I deem to be an “attack” will not be entertained in this forum and will be ruled out of order. There is a process for performance reviews and members of the public are free to provide any such commentary, for example, to the City’s Human Resources department or Police Review Board where that information might be appropriately addressed. This council has the authority to hire and fire a very limited set of city employees and all employees have a right to have their performance reviews handled confidentially. So, the place for such commentary would be in
the appropriate office of the city staff. 2) Comments primarily focused upon matters that are in litigation will not be entertained in this forum. Litigation occurs in the courts and I will rule out of order comments by individuals that appear to be intended to impact the litigation process through public comment during our meetings. This is not an alternative forum for promoting any particular citizen’s view of matters that are being addressed in court. 3) Comments that seem to be intended to incite unlawful behavior within this room or outside this room will be deemed to be out of order. This is a forum for this council to hear from the Citizens of Greensboro about matters of concern that can be addressed by the council. Of course, the City of Greensboro is committed to promoting an environment that is free of discrimination, bias, and bullying. Thus, harassment, words, jokes, actions or comments based on an individual’s sex, sexual preference, race, ethnic background, age, religion, physical condition or other legally protected characteristic will not be tolerated. Conduct or actions which I deem to violate any of these requirements will be grounds for immediate removal from the room. ! 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.
Country Music T.V. series was flawed Recently, PBS aired an eight-part, 16-hour documentary by Ken Burns called Country Music. For those of you who loved the mini-series and want to own it, you can purchase a DVD set for $66, or Jim Longworth buy the Blu Ray for $86. For those of you who didn’t get to Longworth watch Country Music, at Large I advise you to save your money. In addition to getting some of his facts wrong, Burns was also guilty of omitting several country music pioneers who made a significant contribution to the industry. Instead, he used his time to expound on how country music is a blended art form which derives its roots from Europe and Africa, and how the country sound has inspired rock bands and folk singers. That’s OK, and I get that Bob Dylan was friends with Johnny Cash, but the time spent on those kinds of anecdotes would have been better spent recognizing giants of country music who Burns left out, like Carl Perkins, Tennessee Ernie Ford and Glen Campbell. Carl Perkins is widely recognized as the King of Rockabilly, but you’d never know it from Burns’ film, in which Perkins received just two quick mentions as a guitar player for Johnny Cash. In truth, Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Perkins were part of the original Sun Records gang, but it was Perkins who was the master songwriter and picker of the four. Perkins wrote and
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recorded “Blue Suede Shoes” in 1955, which sold millions of copies, and when he and Presley went on tour together, it was Perkins who the audiences screamed for, not Presley. If you want to talk about people who shaped and influenced country music in the latter half of the 20th century and influenced other musical genres, just ask Paul McCartney, who said, “Without Carl Perkins, there would be no Beatles.” How did Burns miss that? Fourteen years before Loretta Lynn sang about being a coal miner’s daughter, Tennessee Ernie Ford recorded “16 Tons,” a ballad about being a coal miner. It was the No. 1 hit song in the nation in 1955 and sold over 2 million records in its first two months. A year later, his first album of country gospel hymns hit the Billboard charts and stayed there for 300 consecutive weeks. Ford has three different stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in addition to having a rich baritone voice, he was also an accomplished comedic actor, who went on to host his own prime time network show from 1956-1961. The Ford Show was a must-see on T.V., and, despite blowback from his sponsors, Ford insisted on ending each show with a gospel tune. In Country Music, Ken Burns led viewers to believe that Johnny Cash was the first country star to host a prime time series and that the Man in Black insisted upon including gospel songs on each show. Sorry Ken, but Ford was the groundbreaker, not Cash, whose short-lived T.V. show didn’t premiere until 1971. Speaking of getting the facts wrong, Burns failed to mention Glen Campbell, whose variety series bowed a year before Cash’s, and whose hit songs (like “Gentle
on My Mind”) made him the most successful country crossover artist of the modern era. Waylon Jennings once paid tribute to Campbell during a CMT special, in which he thanked Campbell for always offering a spot on his show to country-western singers whose careers were in a lull. Campbell is also acknowledged as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, so I am baffled by the Burns snub. Many other stars should have merited at least a mention in Burns’ film, among them, Arthur Smith, whose “Guitar Boogie” sold 3 million records in 1945, and whose Charlotte recording studio was the first of its kind in the Southeast. But Smith is also famous for his groundbreaking lawsuit against Warner Brothers, who stole his “Feudin’ Banjos” and retitled it “Dueling Banjos,” which became a No. 1 hit from the movie Deliverance. It was bluegrass music’s first major intellectual property fight, and Smith won big. For me, Ken Burns’ Country Music was more notable for who is left out than for who is included. To quote a Barbara Mandrell song, that’s a crying shame. ! JIM LONGWORTH is the host of Triad Today, airing on Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. on ABC45 (cable channel 7) and Sundays at 11 a.m. on WMYV (cable channel 15).
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y conversation with Wild Ponies started out on the subject of biscuits, oddly enough. Bojangles’ biscuits, to be precise. We landed on that topic because John Adamian Doug Williams, one @adamianjohn half of the duo that fronts the band (the other half being his Contributor wife, Talisha), asked me what my go-to biscuit was. He was asking because I told them I was calling from a Bojangles’ parking lot in Valdese, and that I’d just had breakfast. The roots-country-old-time band was in Maine, doing a run of dates through New England and down the East Coast that will eventually bring them back to something like home turf when they play at the Muddy Creek Music Hall in Winston-Salem on Oct. 12. The subject of home and place was part
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of our conversation, too. When I’d told Talisha that I was contacting them in hopes of getting something in the paper before the Muddy Creek show, she said that WinstonSalem felt pretty close to home for them, which makes sense since the two grew up around Martinsville, Virginia, just over 50 miles from here. The themes of heritage, strength, and family hover over Wild Ponies’ most recent record, Galax, from 2017. Galax, of course, is a small city in the mountains of Southwestern Virginia. Wild Ponies recorded the album there in a barn on property owned by Doug’s family. It’s a spot that has a lot of meaning and history for the Williamses. It’s where they held their wedding reception and where they had their first dance as a married couple. Wild Ponies operate out of Nashville these days but heading back to Galax to record made a kind of poetic sense. That was where Doug, who plays guitar in the band, had his musical roots, where he’d picked as a kid, learning songs from his grandfather and from a circle of musicians in the area. “My grandparents and my parents are from Galax,” Doug said. Before deciding to record there, he and Talisha took a visit back to the area to have a break from touring, to decompress and to think about future projects. “It works real well to kind of disappear up there.” Bringing a few of their Music City collaborators up to the mountains to jam and record alongside some of the regional players that Doug had known for years presented a kind of organic blending-of-the-worlds aspect to the project. And the recording of Galax was thoroughly organic, with the musicians in a tight circle without any playback equipment. You can literally hear the sound of the barn, the country, the air and specifically the insects on some of the tracks, with cricket chirping
coming through on the more strippeddown songs, like “Hearts and Bones” and “Jackknife.” That mix of spartan sturdiness and confident sensitivity characterizes the sound of Wild Ponies. Talisha and Doug played together in a rock cover band in high school in Martinsville, and Doug had gotten into jazz during college — he said he still worships John Coltrane. But it’s almost as if the music of the Virginia mountains is baked into their DNA. It was only after working on their original material and recording it for a while that they realized they had essentially been writing old-time songs, in form, theme and harmonic structure, Talisha said. One can imagine that a song like “Pretty Bird,” with its message of quiet endurance and motherly love, wouldn’t sound out of place if it were sung by the Carter Family. Details from the natural world and the outdoors populate the songs of Wild Ponies — old trees, the smell of the rain, birds, dogs, country roads, pastures, they all give the music its flavor. “I consider that part of my life, to be an observer,” said Talisha, who sings and plays upright bass in the group, when I asked her about the kinds of things that she zeroes in on for her songs. When I asked the two about the way
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many of their songs focus in on objects, as opposed to, say, dialogue or blatant expressions of feeling, Doug said, “We do everything we can to put you as close to us as we can.” That proximity can pertain to the realness of the details or perhaps to the nearness of the sound of the recordings themselves, and those insects that make their way into some of the songs on Galax. When the Williamses set out to make the record, they knew they wanted to leave the arrangements a little loose and open, to allow the individual players to let the songs breathe and surge where they needed to. You can hear spots where much of the music recedes, and Talisha’s voice is essentially the only thing happening. There’s an intensity to the simplicity. “We did not pre-direct any of that,” Talisha said. “We were all standing in a tight little circle together playing the songs.” If everyone got the inclination to quiet down and let the singing stand out, that’s what happened, or if someone wanted to cut loose with an instrumental solo, they did. Honesty and realness are tough qualities to cultivate, but having those ideals in the back of your mind as you write and record music can help guide things. Wild Ponies have several new projects percolating for the coming year, but they’re not entirely sure which one will “bubble up first,” as Talisha puts it. “We’re kind of letting the songs lead the way.” ! JOHN ADAMIAN lives in Winston-Salem, and his writing has appeared in Wired, The Believer, Relix, Arthur, Modern Farmer, the Hartford Courant and numerous other publications.
See Wild Ponies at Muddy Creek Music Hall, 5455 Bethania Station, Winston-Salem, on Sat., Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. muddycreekcafeandmusichall.com
Sounds of Shefali After a year-long hiatus, Shefali is returning to performance, full-force, with an upcoming show at Little Brother Brewing on Oct. 18. “I’m happy to be back in the music Katei Cranford world,” said Stefan Kei DiMuzio, the Japanese-born visual Contributor artist and musician, otherwise known as Shefali. “It’ll be my first electronic solo gig since late 2018. I played an electronic set at Little Brother last year, and have always wanted to return.” As a performer who can’t be constrained to one genre or medium, Shefali is DiMuzio’s foundational artist persona. Though on its own, Shefali embodies a solo electronic dance music endeavor, falling sonically between the Comet Is Coming and SOHN. Shefali and the Noir Roar is his rock band with show tune vibes. Shefali Sound Healing is a yoga arrangement that flows in tandem with classes. And then there’s Shefali’s Strings, a “guerrilla violin ensemble” in the works. For someone who took a year off, Shefali’s been busy. “The talkbox is something I’m focusing on heavily at the moment,” he noted of this latest instrument obsession, “but that’s more of an effect for keys and guitar.” His songwriting practice stems primarily from a keyboard, but he’s also a formally trained vocalist and violinist with experience in “all the basic rock stuff:” guitar, bass and drums. “My grandfather is a big musical influence on me,” Shefali explained of his origins, “he taught music in Japan and India in the ‘60s, and growing up we’d have concerts at New Years for my family in the mountains of Japan.” A practice that continues today. Shefali’s musical introduction came with choir and childhood piano lessons, “but I ended up with violin after my instructor mysteriously vanished.” In high school, he joined an a capella quartet with gigs at “fancy bars and seedy clubs” throughout Tokyo. “I loved the thought of performing in places I was too young to normally get into,” he said, “and throughout high school and college, I wrote and recorded heavy metal, pop-punk, electropop and folk music on my laptop.” Formative tones followed with a move to Greensboro from Tokyo for school. WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
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“UNCG had a really good representative that came to Tokyo, and I wanted to be closer to family who lived in North Carolina,” he explained. “After college, I faced the decision to move home or stay. And staying here was the best, but hardest decision I’ve ever made.” As a result, Shefali remains a Triad musician and world traveler. Beyond the Little Brother solo show, he’s planning a full-band performance in November with his latest outfit, the Noir Roar. He’ll spend most of December in London, with plans to gather film for music videos and other visual endeavors. A video for the upcoming Shefali and the Noir Roar single release has already been storyboarded. As for recordings, ”we’re going into recording mode this season, and plan to have an album out by spring 2020.” Carrying a show tunefeel, the Noir Roar is rounded with Robert Pennington on bass and Josh Davis on drums. The addition of Alex Holmes on saxophone cemented their sound, which “transports me to the era of film noir classics,” Shefali explained of the band, born from musicians he met through collaborative endeavors with Quilla and Johanna Breed. Shefali and Quilla have been audio-visual conspirators for years, partnering on performances, documentaries and music videos, with a film project in the works. Shefali and Breed are now recording funk and soul tracks for a winter release. Also slated for the holiday season is the return of Shefali Sound Healing at Radiance Yoga in Greensboro. “Craft-
ing tones and melodies for yoga makes me feel my music is creating something healing and positive,” he noted. “Music has always moved me emotionally, and after reading Masaru Emoto’s works on acoustics and water, I wondered how it could be affecting me physically as well.” A featured musician at the Asheville Yoga Festival over the summer, Shefali Sound Healing aids in creating atmosphere rather than providing a soundtrack. “A lot of artists will simply play their own songs while a yoga class takes place,” he explained of the practice, “but I compose 100% of the music on the spot.” The benefit is two-fold. “Each
time I play a yoga class, my skills in improvisation and intuitive composing are exercised,” he said, ”I’ve gotten really used to reading a room and then writing a melody to what I feel.” From yoga violins, to show tunes, to “new dimensions” of electro-pop, Shefali is emerging from hiatus with full steam. See what he’ll bring to Little Brother Brewing on Oct. 18. ! KATEI CRANFORD is a Triad music nerd who hosts the Tuesday Tour Report, a radio show that runs like a mixtape of artists touring NC the following week; 5-7 p.m. on WUAG 103.1fm.
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FOUR SAINTS BREWING
218 South Fayetteville St. | 336.610.3722 foursaintsbrewing.com Oct 11: Tyler Millard Oct 18: The County Road Band Oct 20: The Randolph Jazz Band Oct 25: Casey Noel Oct 26: Special Affair Nov 1: Ziggy Pockets Nov 2: Jack Gorham
VILLAGE SQUARE TAP HOUSE
6000 Meadowbrook Mall Ct | 336.448.5330 Oct 11: Whiskey Mic Oct 12: Jill Goodson Oct 17: Dueling Pianos Oct 18: Whiskey Mic Oct 19: Hawthorne Curve Oct 25: The Phase Band Oct 26: DJ Bald-E Nov 2: DJ Bald-E
GREEN HERON ALE HOUSE
ARTISTIkA NIGHT CLUB
1110 Flinchum Rd | 336.593.4733 greenheronclub.com
129 W Main St | 336.258.8240 reevestheater.com Oct 11: Reeves House Band plays The Allman Brothers Oct 12: Darrell Scott Oct 18: The Celverlys Oct 19: Rex McGee Oct 25: David Holt’s State of Music Presents Rising Stars Oct 26: Zoe & cloyd Album Release w/ Laurelyn Dossett Nov 1: Hannah Aldridge w/ James Vincent Carroll Nov 2: The Martha Bassett Show Sam Baker Nov 9: LoneHollow
2900 Patterson St #A | 336.632.9889 arizonapetes.com Oct 11: 1-2-3 Friday 523 S Elm St | 336.271.2686 artistikanightclub.com Oct 11: DJ Dan the Player Oct 12: DJ Paco and DJ Dan the Player
BARN DINNER THEATRE 120 Stage Coach Tr. | 336.292.2211 Nov 1: The Legacy Motown Revue Sep 20: Sing Hallelujah! Dec 7: A Carolina Christmas
505 N. Greene St Oct 11: Craig Baldwin Oct 18: Dave Moran Oct 25: Lyn koonce Nov 1: Chad Barnard Nov 8: Gerry Stanek
THE BLIND TIGER
1819 Spring Garden St | 336.272.9888 theblindtiger.com Oct 10: Talib kweli Oct 11: Zoso - A Led Zeppelin Experience Oct 12: Of Mice & Men w/ For The Fallen Dreams, Thousand Below, Blood Bather Oct 17: ‘68 w/ The Inspector Cluzo, The Messenger Bird Oct 18: Adelitas Way Oct 19: Brothers Pearl Oct 20: Matisyahu Oct 23: TAUk - Feed The Beast Tour 2019 Oct 27:HIRIE w/ RDGLDGRN & kash’d Out Oct 29: Of Montreal Nov 1: Carbon LEaf w/ Abigail Dowd Nov 2: Pure Fiyah Nov 3: One For Johnny - A Benefit For Former Allman Brother Johnny Neel Nov 6: The Devil Wears Prada w/ Norma Jean, Gideon Nov 7: The Eric Gales Band Nov 8: Radio Romance
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Nov 9: Ed E. Ruger Nov 12: Rings Of Saturn w/ Enterprise Earth, Angelmaker, Brand of Sacrifice Nov 14: DSA Presents Rap 4 Lyfe Showcase Nov 16: Moonshine Bandits w/ Sarah Ross Nov 19: Bayside w/ Sincere Engineer
310 S. Greene Street | 336.333.2605 carolinatheatre.com Oct 11: Heather Mae Oct 13: Spotlight Sessions VII Oct 16: Ernest Turner Trio Oct 18: The Earls of Leicester Oct 18: Grant Maloy Smith Oct 19: The Wood Brothers Oct 20: Alash Nov 1: The Voodoo Orchestra Nov 8: Both Sides: A Tribute To Joni Mitchell Nov 15: Lula Wiles Nov 29: Seth Walker Nov 30: A Motown christmas Dec 7: The Gathering
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1700 Spring Garden St | 336.272.5559 corner-bar.com Oct 10: Live Thursdays
1126 S Holden Rd | 336.333.1034 thecomedyzone.com Oct 11: Tim Young Oct 12: Tim Young Oct 18: cee-Jay Oct 19: cee-Jay Nov 1: chris Wiles Nov 2: chris Wiles
cOMMON GROuNDS 11602 S Elm Ave | 336.698.388 Oct 12: Mind of the Devil Oct 23: Andrew Kasab Nov 8: Arthur Buezo
117 S Elm St | 336.378.9646 cdecgreensboro.com Oct 17: Michael Ray & Jimmie Allen Oct 18: Yacht Rock Schooner Oct 19: Lil Tjay Oct 25: Girls and Biscuits Oct 31: The Mantras Nov 16: Jon Langston Nov 19: Static-X Nov 22: Hardy
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HAM’S NEW GARDEN
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LEVENELEVEN BREWING 1111 Coliseum Blvd | 336.265.8600 Oct 9: Doug Baker Oct 11: Arcus Hyatt Oct 12: Bobbie Needham Oct 13: The Bigdumbhick Oct 19: Arcus Hyatt Oct 25: Phil Harris
LITTLE BROTHER BREWING
348 South Elm St | 336.510.9678 Oct 27: Good Morning Bedlam Nov 8: courtney Puckett feat. carrie Webster Nov 29: Higher Education Dec 14: Billingsley
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502 N. Greene St | 336.274.2699 www.idiotboxers.com Oct 26: Stewart Huff Oct 30: Todd Glass
THE W BISTRO & BAR 324 Elm St | 336.763.4091 @thewdowntown Oct 11: Karaoke Oct 12: Live DJ Oct 13: Live DJ
Oct 18: zach Evans Band Oct 19: Jaxon Jill Oct 24: Bradley Steele Oct 25: The Dickens Oct 26: Halloween Bash with Spare change Oct 31: Halloween with cumberland Drive
BREATHE cOcKTAIL LOuNGE
221 N Main St. | 336.497.4822 facebook.com/BreatheCocktailLounge Oct 17: Solo
J.PEPPERS SOuTHERN GRILLE
841 Old Winston Rd | 336.497.4727 jpeppers.com
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191 Lowes Foods Dr | 336.747.3059 OldNicksPubNC.com Oct 11: Music Bingo/Karaoke Oct 12: The Shelter Band Oct 18: Music Bingo/Karaoke Oct 19: Blue city Bombers Oct 25: Music Bingo/Karaoke
Oct 26: Halloween Party w/ The Pop Guns Nov 1: Music Bingo/Karaoke Nov 2: 60 Watt combo Nov 8: Music Bingo/Karaoke
THE LIBERTY SHOWcASE THEATER
101 S. Fayetteville St | 336.622.3844 TheLibertyShowcase.com Oct 12: The Malpass Brothers w/ Garrett Newton Band Oct 19: Shenandoah 30th Anniversary Tour w/ Marty Raybon Oct 26: Wayne Taylor’s Great American country Band Nov 2: Eric & The chill Tones
408 West 4th St | 336.331.3431 facebook.com/bulls-tavern Oct 11: Badcameo Oct 12: The Hooplas
3870 Bethania Station Rd | 336.815.1664 Oct 11: Phase Band Oct 26: DJ AO
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1614 N Main St | 336.883.4113 afterhourstavern.net Oct 12: Black Glass Oct 19: fair Warning Oct 26: Shun The Raven
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2762 NC-68 #109 | 336.307.2567 Oct 12: The Williamsons Oct 19: Jared & Hannah Oct 26: Mason Via & Hot Trail Mix
5840 Samet Dr | 336.887.2434 hamsrestaurants.com Oct 11: Stephen Legree Band Oct 12: cory Luetjen & TBB Oct 18: Rockit Science Oct 19: Second Glance Oct 25: Brothers Pearl Oct 26: Throwdown Jones
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NCDOT TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING THE PROPOSAL TO WIDEN U.S. 158 (REIDSVILLE ROAD) FROM U.S. 421 / I-40 BUSINESS TO BELEWS CREEK ROAD (S.R. 1965) IN FORSYTH COUNTY
772 Trade St | 336.999.8945 fiddlinfish.com Oct 11: Wild Blue Elixer Oct 14: Old Time Jam Oct 18: Souljam Oct 21: Old Time Jam Oct 26: The Grand Ole Uproar Oct 28: Old Time Jam
STIP PROJECT NO. R-2577A The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting regarding the proposed widening of U.S. 158 (Reidsville Road) from north of U.S. 421 / I-40 Business to Belews Creek Road (S.R. 1965) in Forsyth County. The primary purpose of this project is to improve traffic operations. A public meeting will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 at Gospel Light Baptist Church located at 890 Walkertown-Guthrie Road in Winston-Salem.
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The purpose of this meeting is to inform the public of the project and gather input on the proposed design. As information becomes available, it may be viewed on the NCDOT public meeting webpage: https://www.ncdot.gov/news/public-meetings or the project website: https://www.Publicinput.com/US158-Walkertown-area The public may attend at any time during the meeting hours, as no formal presentation will be made. NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and receive comments. The comments and information received will be taken into consideration as work on the project develops. The opportunity to submit comments will be provided at the meeting or can be done by phone, email, or mail by Oct. 25, 2019. For additional information, contact NCDOT Division Highway 9 Project Engineer Connie James, PE, at 375 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston Salem, NC 27127, (336) 747-7800 or email@example.com.
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4926 Country Club Rd | 336.529.6230 macandnellisws.com Oct 15: Uptown Dueling Pianos Nov 15: Whiskey Mic
630 S Stratford Rd | 336.768.2221 milnerfood.com Oct 13: Live Jazz
MUDDY CREEK CAFE & MUSIC HALL
5455 Bethania Rd | 336.923.8623 Oct 11: David Wilcox Oct 12: Wild Ponies Oct 18: Dr. Bacon Oct 19: Chris Frisina & Shay Martin Lovette Oct 20: Martha Bassett “Hot Pepper Queen” CD Release Concert
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Tony Gallagher, Environmental Analysis Unit, at 1598 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1598, (919) 707-6069 or firstname.lastname@example.org as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.
Persons who do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800481-6494.
638 W 4th St | 336.777.3348 foothillsbrewing.com Oct 9: Alex Culbreth Oct 13: Sunday Jazz Oct 16: David Via Oct 19: Wyndy Trail Travlers & Bill Porter Oct 20: Sunday Jazz Oct 23: Ryan Eversole Oct 26: Will Bagley and Friends
Aquellas personas que no hablan inglés, o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender inglés, podrían recibir servicios de interpretación si los solicitan antes de la reunión llamando al 1-800-481-6494. 9/19/19 3:01 PM
170 W 9th St | 336.754.9714 Oct 9: Langhorne Slim and The Lost At Last Band, Katie Pruitt Oct 11: Moon Taxi, Futurebirds Oct 14: Moodswing Monday w/ Martha Bassett Oct 21: UNCSA Jazz Ensemble Oct 22: JP Harris, Jeremy Pinnell Oct 25: Ben Folds, Savannah Conley Oct 26: Jukebox 2019 Oct 31: Roosevelt Collier, Marvelous Funkshun Nov 2: Symphony Unbound: His Golden Messenger
WISE MAN BREWING
826 Angelo Bros Ave | 336.725.0008 Oct 19: 49 Winchester Oct 26: Gisey Danger Oct 30: Turpentine Shine
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booth amphithEatrE 8003 Regency Pkwy | 919.462.2025 www.boothamphitheatre.com oct 16: Wilco w/ Soccer mommy
2700 E Independence Blvd | 704.372.3600 www.boplex.com
cmcu amphithEatrE former Uptown Amphitheatre 820 Hamilton St | 704.549.5555 www.livenation.com oct 9: maggie rogers
1000 NC Music Factory Blvd | 704.916.8970 www.livenation.com oct 13: amanda lindsey cook oct 14: coheed & cambria w/ the contortionist & astronoid oct 15: amon amarth oct 17: nahko & medicine For the people oct 18: melanie martinez oct 19: g herbo
2700 E Independence Blvd | 704.372.3600 www.boplex.com oct 16: bethel music oct 18: ray lamontagne
pnc muSic pavilion 707 Pavilion Blvd | 704.549.1292 www.livenation.com oct 11: brantley gilbert
333 E Trade St | 704.688.9000 www.spectrumcentercharlotte.com oct 11: alabama
820 Hamilton St, Charlotte | 704.916.8970 www.fillmorenc.com oct 9: Wit lowry oct 10: dean lewis oct 15: Face to Face & lagwagon oct 16: Yungblud oct 18: lil tjay
309 W Morgan St | 919.560.3030 www.carolinatheatre.org oct 19: Fleetwood mac
123 Vivian St | 919.680.2787 www.dpacnc.com
310 S Greene St | 336.333.2605 www.carolinatheatre.com oct 11: heather mae oct 11: plc land jam 2019 oct 16: Ernest turner trio oct 18: the Earls of leicester oct 18: grant maloy Smith
grEEnSboro coliSEum 1921 W Gate City Blvd | 336.373.7400 www.greensborocoliseum.com oct 19: chris Stapleton
2411 W Gate City Blvd | 336.373.7400 www.greensborocoliseum.com oct 12: black lebal Society oct 17: chase rice
WhitE oak ampithEatrE
1921 W Gate City Blvd | 336.373.7400 www.greensborocoliseum.com
high point thEatrE
220 E Commerce Ave | 336.883.3401 www.highpointtheatre.com
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3801 Rock Quarry Rd | 919.831.6400 www.livenation.com oct 12: luke bryan
rEd hat amphithEatEr 500 S McDowell St | 919.996.8800 www.redhatamphitheater.com
1400 Edwards Mill Rd | 919.861.2300 www.thepncarena.com oct 17: post malone oct 19: bon iver w/ Feist
WinSton-SalEm Fairground 421 W 27th St | 336.727.2236 www.wsfairgrounds.com oct 9: jordan Feliz
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HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BARTENDING? Around three years HOW DID YOU BECOME A BARTENDER? One of my friends who was managing a local night club thought I’d make a good addition to the team. He trained me as soon as I turned 21. WHAT DO YOU ENJOY ABOUT BARTENDING? I like getting to know everyone who comes in, their backstories, and what makes them laugh. You can tell a lot about a person by what their drink of choice is. Not to mention, you hear some of the craziest stories from behind the bar. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE DRINK TO MAKE? My favorite drink to make will always be liquid marijuana. It’s the first drink I learned to make, and the first drink I legally drank at a bar when I blacked out on my 21st birthday. It always makes me smile when anyone orders one; you know exactly what kind of night they’re trying to have. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE DRINK TO DRINK? This has changed a few times, but as of now, my staple is a shot of chilled 1800 with a pineapple back. I don’t drink for taste; I drink for effect. Tequila is for me.
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WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND AS AN AFTER-DINNER DRINK? To me, after dinner is synonymous with chocolate. Drinking for me means shots, so I’d go with a Hershey’s Kiss Shot: Stoli vanilla vodka, Baileys Irish cream, Kahlua, half-and-half, a squirt of chocolate syrup and shake over ice. WHAT’S THE CRAZIEST THING YOU’VE SEEN WHILE BARTENDING? I was working GHOE at The Blind Tiger and had someone literally order a shot of Hennessy and then proceed to SNORT it off the bar top with a cocktail straw. They tried it, it didn’t go well; it was a hell of a night. WHAT’S THE BEST TIP YOU’VE EVER GOTTEN? I’ve received a few hundred as a tip, which was really great. But the best tip I’ve received was actually the other week from a regular at the club. I’m always freezing at work, and this guy who frequents the bar noticed that and brought me two really cute pairs of leg warmers! Our uniform includes booty shorts, so my legs are always cold; it was the most thoughtful tip I’ve received to date.
NCDOT TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING OCTOBER 22 REGARDING PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS TO N.C. 62 NEAR THE I-85 INTERCHANGE AND REALIGNMENT OF THE KERSEY VALLEY ROAD AND WEANT ROAD INTERSECTIONS GUILFORD COUNTY
STIP PROJECT NO. U-6018
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The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing to make improvements to N.C. 62 near the interchange with I-85 and realign the intersections of N.C. 62 and Kersey Valley Road and Weant Road in Archdale. The open-house public meeting will be held at the Pine Grove Baptist Church located at 6308 Modlin Grove Road in High Point from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. The purpose of this meeting is to provide interested citizens the opportunity to review maps of the project, ask questions and provide feedback. Interested citizens may attend at any time between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Please note that there will not be a formal presentation. Maps of proposed improvements will be presented at the meeting and staff of NCDOT and the Consulting firm of Ramey Kemp will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. Project maps are available online at http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/publicmeetings/. For additional information please contact NCDOT Project Engineer Brian Ketner by phone at 336-487-0075 or by email at email@example.com or Consultant Project Manager, Jay McInnis with Ramey Kemp and Associates at 984-204-1558 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments will be accepted at the meeting or by mail or email following the meeting but should be submitted by November 5, 2019. NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this workshop. Anyone requiring special services should contact NCDOT Senior Public Involvement Officer Diane Wilson by phone at (919) 707-6073 or by email at email@example.com as early as possible so that arrangements can be made. Persons who do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800481-6494.
Aquellas personas que no hablan inglés, o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender inglés, podrían recibir servicios de interpretación si los solicitan antes de la reunión llamando al 1-800-481-6494.
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A friend agreed to dogsit while I flew up to visit my ailing dad. She bailed at 7 p.m. the night before I flew out, saying she needed three Amy Alkon days to pack for a vacation. She never Advice even apologized. Goddess I don’t want to be friends anymore. She said, “You’re throwing a friend away over not watching your dog.” But it’s not that. It’s that she broke her word and left me in a huge bind. Still, I feel bad about cutting her out of my life, as we’ve been friends a long time. Thoughts? — Disgusted This is like that game Trust, where you let yourself fall backward in the belief that somebody will be there to catch you. In this case, your catcher ran off last minute for a mani-pedi, and you woke up in the ER getting the crack in your head stapled shut by four surgical residents. At least your anger hasn’t deserted you. Maybe that sounds odd, given that anger gets a bad rap as a “destructive” emotion. But anger actually has an important function. It’s a “recalibrational emotion,” one of a few emotions — along with shame and embarrassment — that evolutionary scientist Aaron Sell explains evolved to regulate our own behavior as well as someone else’s.
Sell writes that anger arises in a person in response to their perception that another person “does not value their interests highly enough.” This motivates the angry person to push for better treatment. There are two tactics for this: inflicting costs (sometimes simply through the scary ugliness of aggression) or withdrawing benefits. The function of these two tactics, Sell explains, is to show the other person (the slacking offender) that they will be worse off if they keep neglecting the angry person’s interests. Interestingly, in research across six cultures — including Shuar hunter-horticulturalists in the Amazon — Sell and his colleagues found that people were “less angry when harmed for a large benefit compared to a small benefit.” Accordingly, chances are you’d be less angry and less motivated to retire this woman as a friend if she’d bailed after being hit by some big emergency. Instead, it seems she just wanted to spend three days packing for her trip unimpeded by the slightest bit of doggie care. That desire in and of itself isn’t wrong, but being friends with someone (and getting the benefits) can involve some inconveniences from time to time — putting yourself out to make things better for a person you care about. What’s more, this woman never apologized. So, your anger — your imposing a cost on her — did not motivate her to feel remorse or show you that your needs and feelings mean something to her. Yes, it’s good to keep friends — if they actually act like friends. Otherwise, you
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should probably treat them like a broken vacuum cleaner. Correct me if I’m wrong, but you probably wouldn’t keep it “for old time’s sake!” after it starts to smoke, blow big dust clouds, and scream like 20 goats being slaughtered in your living room.
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What should you do when a man you’ve been dating stops texting or otherwise responding? We had an amazing time when we were last together. I can’t believe he just isn’t interested. Should I call? Drop by? What do you suggest? — Hurt As a woman, there’s sometimes good reason for you to chase a man, like that he’s good-looking and funny and has also stolen your wallet. A man who’s interested in you will not need chasing. In fact, if he’s really into you, he will chase you like a dog chases a squirrel...a squirrel wearing a tiny jumpsuit made entirely out of bacon. Unfortunately, human psychology is particularly bad at helping us detach from lost causes, motivating us to lead with our ego and emotion rather than reason.
For example, we’re prone to keep putting time, energy, and and/or money into something based on what we’ve already invested — what we’ve already “sunk” into it. This is called the sunk cost fallacy, and it’s irrational behavior because our initial outlay is gone. The rational approach is to base any further investment on how likely the thing is to pay off in the future. Cut your losses. Come up with an ego-soothing explanation for his disappearance — like that he was kidnapped from the mall parking lot and never seen again. Crazy as that advice might sound, research on memory by psychologist Elizabeth Loftus actually finds we are quick to turn our malarkey, especially our repeated malarkey, into our reality, i.e., what we believe. Also, quite frankly, there’s a good chance he actually was kidnapped — though probably just by some other woman’s butt cleavage. ! GOT A problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or e-mail AdviceAmy@aol. com (www.advicegoddess.com) © 2019 Amy Alkon Distributed by Creators.Com.
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