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Greensboro residents Gabriel, 34, and Sarah, 27, have been married for three years, united by their passion for traveling abroad... But now, they want a voyage, in which they can give back. That’s why come January, the two will be moving to UGANDA, where they will live for two years teaching and fostering children at THE AMAZIMA SCHOOL.

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Senator RICHARD BURR was no where to be seen as senior citizens visited his office in Winston-Salem recently to ask about his uncertain stance on Medicare. 11 The CAMERAS are still rolling in North Carolina, but over the past year, many production companies have shifted their focus toward Georgia, South Carolina and elsewhere in the region.

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Filmmaker DOUG KLESCH wants people to appreciate Greensboro’s rich musical history, and the human stories behind that history, particularly within the realm of soul. 27 Comparing the life of Nina Simone with that of her younger self, Eunice Waymon, is a local playwright and producer in their concert drama, LITTLE GIRL BLUE. 30 Filmmaker Les Butchart is the first to admit that LAKE OF FIRE has been a long time coming. The independent drama, filmed on location in Greensboro, Ramseur and Franklinville, will be screened Friday... 32 “12 SUPPERS AT THE CENTER OF HOPE” is the partnership of the Salvation Army of Winston-Salem with area restaurants to prepare and serve meals at The Center of Hope on Trade Street.

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WHAT: Returning to the Hanesbrands Theatre for its sixth year, Gary Taylor’s DRACULA is back. The story is based on the classic tale but with a contemporary twist. Told from the viewpoint of Dracula himself, the story focuses on his undying and timeless love for Mina, a story that expands across centuries of time and travel. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Hanesbrands Theater. 209 Spruce Street, Winston-Salem. MORE: $30.50-$34.75 entry.

WHAT: Come see the creativity expressed through the art of filmmaking by Piedmont crews and actors of all ages and skill levels. Teams will create short horror films in just 48 hours. Films are then screened and judged. The audience will vote for their favorite film. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Carolina Theatre. 310 S. Greene Street, Greensboro. MORE: $10 admission.

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WHAT: Add seasonal flair to your home this fall with creative leaf designs from Thomas Pottery. Stop by for gift-giving ideas and perhaps a few pieces to prepare your harvest baking this fall. Enjoy fall decorations, tour the studio and shop while enjoying refreshments. WHEN: 9 a.m. WHERE: Thomas Pottery. 1295 S. NC Highway 705, Seagrove. MORE: Free event.

WHAT: Persimmon products, live music, food vendors, arts & crafts vendors, Stonefield Cellars wine, guided tours, live demonstrations, encampment, vintage farm vehicles, historic buildings and more. All proceeds benefit maintenance and restoration of pre-1800s farm. WHEN: 10 a.m. WHERE: Historic Stafford Farm. 558 N. Bunker Hill Road, Oak Ridge. MORE: $2-$10 admission.

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WhAT: Otis & Wawa’s 1st Annual Homecoming Bar Crawl! Check-in is from 3pm-4pm at Greene Street Live. Participants to buy tickets will receive a swag bag along with their event t-shirt. Come out and join us for a day of games, giveaways and drinking! WhEn: 3 p.m. WhERE: South Elm Street, Downtown Greensboro. 232 S Elm St., Greensboro. MoRE: $7-$15 tickets.

13 attractions coming off a year in 2013 where they were rated #1 haunted attraction in the country! They also have two new attractions this year; Arachnophobia and The Purge: Anarchy. Enjoy delicious concessions in our Monster Midway and get ready to be immersed in your worst nightmares. WhEn: 6:30 p.m. WhERE: Woods of Terror. 5601 N Church St., Greensboro. MoRE: $20-$52 tickets.

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Brett McDonough began his life as a potter in 2001 when he took a ceramics class in Watauga High School in Boone. Since then, his skills have turned him into a teacher, an artist and co-founder of Greensboro’s Potters of the Piedmont Pottery Festival. The potter’s themes explore illustration work, often working with cartoon designs. He also works with sculpture and makes 3D cartoon characters. “I started out wanting to be an illustrator and pottery fulfilled the textile part,” said McDonough. “Illustrating on a computer wouldn’t really do for me. I was able to make pots and paint on those.“ McDonough’s pottery currently sits in downtown Greensboro’s Greenhill Gallery. He has participated in their winter shows since 2009. In 2013, McDonough got to do an animation day show at the Greenhill Gallery. He made a stop motion movie with fire pieces. With about 120 pots, he formed a five second long stop motion clip. McDonough has been teaching more. He just began teaching at the same high school he went to, filling the shoes of the teacher that first got him started in his career. “I always enjoyed teaching pottery because first of all, I can get ideas off

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CHUCK LEAVELL TO PLAY RARE SOLO PIANO CONCERT AT THE BARN AT REYNOLDA VILLAGE ON NOVEMBER 11

On November 11, 2016, Reynolda Village will host a Rolling Stone when long-time keyboardist Chuck Leavell plays a rare solo piano show at The Barn at Reynolda Village as part of the new “More Barn” concert series. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 on the day of the show at the door and can be purchased online at http://www.cvent.com/d/wvq2jt. This will be a seated general admission show with limited reserved table seating. Silo Bistro & Bar will be on site with beer and wine for sale. “Chuck Leavell has played with nearly everyone in rock ‘n roll,” says Andy Tennille of Brown Dog Productions, the curator of the “More Barn” concert series. “This is a rare opportunity to see and hear one of the great piano players of all time, up close and personal, just Chuck and a piano.” Chuck Leavell’s keyboard work has been heard on the works of Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, George Harrison, The Allman Brothers Band, The Black Crowes, Blues Traveler, Train, Martina McBride, John Mayer, David Gilmour and many other prominent artists. His association with the Stones began in 1982 and is still going strong, having recently toured with the Stones on several world tours, including the recent “OLE’” Latin American tour 2016 that culminated with a historic free concert in Havana, Cuba for 750,000-plus attendees. A conservationist, sustainable development advocate,

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and tech entrepreneur, Leavell co-founded The Mother Nature Network (www.mnn.com) in January of 2009, a website devoted to environmental news, information and education. He is the author of four books: Forever Green: The History and Hope of the American Forest; Between Rock and a Home Place (autobiography, co-written with Jeff Craig); The Tree Farmer (a children’s book); and his most recent, Growing A Better America (also with Craig) about “smart” growth. He and his wife, Rose Lane Leavell, live on their 3,000-acre award-winning tree farm, Charlane Plantation (www.charlane.com), in Bullard, Ga. In addition to the solo piano concert at The Barn at Reynolda Village on November 11, Chuck will be on campus at Wake Forest University on November 10 to participate in a panel discussion about sustainable forestry and environmental stewardship and plant a tree on campus.

GROUNDBREAKING TO CELEBRATE OFFICIAL START OF CONSTRUCTION OF ELON’S SCHAR CENTER

Elon University will celebrate the start of construction of the new Schar Center at a ceremonial groundbreaking as part of Homecoming weekend events. University officials, trustees and the Elon community will gather at the construction site adjacent to Hunt Softball Park on North Williamson Avenue at 5:15 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21. The groundbreaking will include remarks from Board of Trustees Chair Kerrii Anderson, President Leo M. Lambert and Athletics Director Dave Blank. Many of the project donors will be at

the ceremony and take part in the groundbreaking. On hand will be the Fire Of The Carolinas Marching Band, Phoenix cheer teams and student athletes and members of several Elon alumni and advisory boards. Commemorative “Rally Towels” will be given to those in attendance to mark the event. The 161,000-square-foot Schar Center will be a 5,400seat athletics and event venue that will provide a large gathering space for a wide variety of major campus events such as convocations and concerts, and also serve as the home for Phoenix basketball and volleyball programs. Named for Elon parents Dwight and Martha Schar P’16, ‘20, who made a major gift in support of the project, the multipurpose center is being built by Rentenbach Constructors Inc., with site clearing and preliminary construction work now underway. Along with the main arena that includes multiple suites, Schar Center will include two practice courts, home and visitors locker rooms and weight room. The concourse level will feature a multipurpose hospitality room available for a variety of events and gatherings, and the upper level will include athletics department offices and conference rooms. Schar Center is a key capital project envisioned in Elon’s strategic plan, the Elon Commitment. Along with the key financial support from the Schars and many other donors for the facility itself, a gift from Furman Moseley ‘56 and his wife, Susan, allowed Elon to purchase the 20-acre site, which is part of the historic Cable family homestead adjacent to the Elon campus. !

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Seniors skeptical of Burr’s Medicare plan BY ADEN HIZKIAS

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enator Richard Burr was no where to be seen as senior citizens visited his office in WinstonSalem recently to ask about his uncertain stance on Medicare. Although Burr was not in his office, a representative was there and could not answer their questions. “I was completely stunned,” said Bill Dworkin, president of Alliance for Retired Americans. “He was unable to respond on basic information to the senator’s position, which is surprising for a constituency office.” Critics believe that the Medicare program suggested by the incumbent Republican senator would negatively impact the state. A component in Burr’s proposed Medicare program includes vouchers. These vouchers, also called CouponCare, provide senior citizens a set amount of money each year to look for a Medicare policy, by traditional Medicare or private health insurance. But critics say that will not be enough for items most seniors need, such as prescription medication. There is a concern that the voucher might not cover the increasing cost and that seniors will have to pay the difference. It seems that Burr wants to privatize the insurance companies, which would allow for such companies to have more

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power in setting premiums. Under Burr’s plan, critics believe that private insurance companies can scale back on coverage. Those corporations could have the ability to not provide coverage for illnesses and treatments such as chemotherapy. In doing so, seniors who need such coverage would go to traditional companies. Those against the plan believe this is a way for private companies to keep the healthier citizens among the elderly in their coverage pool and receive their voucher payments, while taxpayers are left with the least healthy who need more medical care. Senator Burr has been receiving backlash after he accepted money from insurance companies who support his Medicare program. Critics believe that Burr is interested more in special interest groups rather than the people he is representing after he received approximately $1 million in campaign donations from the insurance industry. The plan was proposed in 2012, yet the senator and his campaign have released different positions throughout the recent campaign against Democratic challenger Deborah Ross, a former legislator from Wake County. Burr, who had introduced the program four years ago, may not plan for it to become a bill as senior citizens and voters have been openly vocal with the their disapproval.

can be tracked to the healthcare and agricultural industries that support him. Dworkin believes that if the bill were to pass, Medicare would be placed at the mercy of the markets. He believes this is an important issue and said that although people who are in their mid-60s are experienced they are the least employable folks because they can’t work until 67. The president of the Alliance for Retirees also stated that it isn’t feasible for people who are older to begin hunting for health insurance policies in regards to the voucher plan. He says that the current and traditional Medicare plan is good with people being eligible at 65, paying their own deductibles and sharing the payment for drugs. However, Dworkin also believes that Medicare needs to negotiate prescription drug prices. “I don’t know if we can say that he has taken it back because he has flipped and flopped in the last month. I hope he does because it’s harmPUMPKIN PANCAKE DAY & CELEBRATION ful,” said Dworkin. Saturday, Oct. 22, 8am–11:30am Dworkin believes that Pumpkin Pancakes prepared by Senator Burr does not Cheesecakes by Alex have a core plan and Live Music by Riley & Jan and calls the voucher plan an Carrie Pazdziora $5 PER PLATE ‘absolute horror’. !

The senator seems to be backtracking on his own program as the election nears but will not give a stance on his plan. The plan would raise the standard premium by 9 percent, or about $240 annually. The eligibility age would rise to 67 under Burr’s plan. Ross has attacked his plan throughout her campaign, including in television ads. She’s stated that Burr is trying to privatize Medicare and hand it to the insurance companies while she believes in protecting retirees. Dworkin, the president of Alliance for Retired Americans, believes that raising the eligibility age would make it difficult for people who would face higher premiums for health insurance or higher out of pocket costs. He says that Burr’s positions

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Film production remains curtailed in North Carolina despite increased grant funding BY ROBERT LOPEZ The cameras are still rolling in North Carolina, but over the past year, many production companies have shifted their focus toward Georgia, South Carolina and elsewhere in the region. In 2014, the state legislature declined to renew a program that had allowed film and television productions in the Tarheel State to claim a 25 percent refundable tax credit with a $20 million cap on eligible expenses. “The film industry is like any other business North Carolina is trying to recruit— they are going to want to know what incentives are being offered to win their business,” said Rebecca Clark, executive director of the Piedmont Triad Film Commission. “With the North Carolina film incentive, we were offering just enough of a rebate to be competitive with other states without North Carolina ‘giving it all away.’ But now we have lost millions of dollars of business to Georgia—and we’ve lost crew members, their families and their taxes to other states.” North Carolina over the past few decades has become a prime filming destination and began offering film and television tax incentives in 2005. It is home to the largest studio in the United States outside California, EUE Screen Gems in Wilmington. Among the productions that have shot in the state over the years are “Dawson’s Creek,” “Iron Man 3” and “The Hunger Games.” In the Triad, George Clooney, Amy Adams and Owen Wilson are among those who’ve shot projects. “The Longest Ride,” starring Scott Eastwood, and “The Disappointments Room” starring Kate Beckinsale, have filmed in the area in recent years. Producers for the latter, Clark said, spent about $10.8 million in the state, employed 411 local crew and used the services of 71 businesses in the Triad. According to Guy Gaster, director of the North Carolina film office, film and television productions spent about $316 million in the state in 2014. That dropped to $65 million in 2015, the first year after the old tax credit system was replaced with a grant program that had more stringent guidelines. As was the case previously, productions can receive a refund of 25 percent on eligible expenses. WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM

efitted this region at all,” Clark said. “Since However, the grant program has a $5 there is limited money to give as a rebate million cap for film projects, and $9 milto film companies who spend money lion per season for television productions, here—and that even qualify for the refund as opposed to $20 million for both film grant—the productions are most likely and television projects before. going to shoot where the most crew live in Under the old system, productions were order to save costs. And that’s Wilmingrequired to spend at least $250,000 to ton. However, if we want this lucrative inreceive a tax credit. But under the new dustry—utilizing a state grant—to benefit program, television productions have the entire state and not just one or two to spend a minimum of $1 million per areas, we must revisit and/or reconsider episode, and feature films a minimum of the film incentive in my opinion. We have $5 million. crew statewide that need these jobs.” In 2014, the state awarded $60 million Clark estimates the incentives changes in tax credits according to the North Carocost the Triad about $15 million in lost lina Department of Revenue. feature film business. However, only $10 million was made At UNCSA’s School of Filmmaking, available in 2015 under the grant system, many students are looking outside the which was claimed by only a handful of state for work. productions. “It’s been much more difficult since the Georgia, in contrast, offers a tax credit incentives dried up,” said Susan Ruskin, for 30 percent of eligible expenses and dean of filmmaking at UNC School of has no cap. the Arts in Winston-Salem. “Many of This year North Carolina made availthe students would like to stay here. But, able $30 million for the grant program. the incentives change means a lot more As a result Gaster said, film and television students will have to leave.” spending in the state this year is expected House Bill 2, which, among other things, to hit about $130 million, double what it dictates that transgender people use the was last year. bathroom corresponding to the gender Even with the incentives change, Gaster listed on their birth certificate, has also said, the state still offers plenty for those caused complications. A&E Networks, thinking about filming in the region. which owns the History Channel, an“We continue to promote our infrastrucnounced earlier this year it had no further ture, our strong crew base, the variety plans to film in the state. of locations,” he said. “We have a large Clark said she believes the public has amount of studio space, a number of many misconceptions about what the equipment houses. If somebody needs film industry is like, picturing a world of something at odd hours, we have busibright lights, red carpets, haute couture nesses used to that.” and rich celebrities. However, the reality Among the productions that have is quite different for most people in the recently shot in the state, he said, are the business. History Channel series “Six,” and a remake “I welcome (legislators) to come learn of the 1987 film “Dirty Dancing.” In the Triad, two reality series continue filming - TLC’s “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” in and around Greensboro, and Velocity’s “ToyMakerz” Construction Superintendent Residential in Reidsville. Clark said both employ local crews, Part-Time, 2-8 hrs per week on a including graduates of new-home project on Huffine Mill Rd. UNC School of the Arts and UNCG. Active Residential General Contractor's But, she said, “not one NC License Required. Basic email, single project that has benefitted from the limInternet, smart-phone skills required. ited film grant has shot in Send resume and wage rate the Piedmont Triad.” “The grant has not bento dbu@dbuhomes.com

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as this year’s presidential election stolen our shadows? What do you mean? I can hear you asking that question. To understand about such shadows, it helps to read North Carolina beloved former poet laureate D.G. Martin and UNCG Professor Fred Chappell’s new book, “A Shadow All of Light.” It is a magical or speculative Contributor story set in an Italianate country hundreds of years ago. Readers are required to suspend disbelief as Chappell asks them to believe that our shadows are something more than the images our bodies cast by interrupting a light source. These shadows are an important, integral part of a person’s being. They can be stolen or given up. When lost, the person is never the same. In Chappell’s tale, an ambitious rural man, Falco, comes to a big port city where he attaches himself to a successful shadow merchant, Maestro Astolfo. Over time Falco learns the trade of acquiring and selling shadows that have been detached from their original owners. The business is a “shady” one because the acquisition of human shadows often involves underhanded or

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Although losing one’s shadow can be devastating, the situation can be mollified if a similar replacement can be secured from shadow dealers like Astolfo or Falco.

illegal methods, something like today’s markets in exotic animal parts and pilfered art. But Maestro Astolfo and Falco, notwithstanding public attitudes, strive to conduct their business in a highly moral manner. Although losing one’s shadow can be devastating, the situation can be mollified if a similar replacement can be secured from shadow dealers like Astolfo or Falco.

Chappell, in the voice of Falco, explains, “No one likes to lose his shadow. It is not a mortal blow, but it is a wearying trouble. If it is stolen or damaged, a man will seek out a dealer in umbrae supply and the difficulty is got around in the hobbledehoy fashion. The fellow is the same as before, so he fancies, with a new shadow that so closely resembles his true one, no one would take note. “That is not the case. His new shadow never quite fits him so trimly, so comfortably, so sweetly as did his original. There is a certain discrepancy of contour, a minor raggedness not easy to mark but plainly evident to one versed in the materials. The wearer never completely grows to his new shadow and goes about with it rather as if wearing an older brother’s hand-me-down cloak. “Another change occurs also, not in the fitting or wearing, but in the character of the person. To lose a shadow is to lose something of oneself. The loss is slight and generally unnoticeable, yet an alert observer might see some diminishing in the confidence of bearing, in the certitude of handclasp, in the authority of tread upon a stone stairway.” Like Chappell’s shadows, our pre-Trump election traditions, though certainly not perfect, were an important and unappreciated part of our culture and our being. Elections have often not always fit us to a tee. We have been uncomfortable with the antics of opposing candidates, and sometimes with those we support. We bristled at the negative campaigning and the misleading television ads. We grumbled about the influence of money. But all the while, we came to terms with the downside of American politics, because our imperfect system provided an orderly way for us to select and change our government’s leaders. Donald Trump’s campaign changed all that for me. I will try to adjust to the new election traditions. But the new post-Trump politics will never fit me comfortably. Trump stole something from me. He stole my shadow. ! D.G. MARTIN hosts “North Carolina Bookwatch,” which airs Sundays at noon and Thursdays at 5 p.m. on UNC-TV. Preview the upcoming program on UNC-MX digital channel Time Warner #1276) on Fridays at 8 p.m. This Thursday’s (October 20) guest is Clyde Edgerton, author of “Night Train.” Next week’s (October 23, 27) guest is Lee Smith, author of “Dime Store.” To view prior programs: http://video.unctv.org/program/nc-bookwatch/ episodes. For upcoming programs: www.unctv.org/ncbookwatch - Thursday 5pm October 20, Clyde Edgerton, author of “Night Train” - Sunday noon October 23 and Thursday 5pm October 27, Lee Smith, author of “Dime Store” - Sunday noon October 30 and Thursday 5pm November 3, Ron Rash, author of “Above the Waterfall” - Sunday noon November 6 and Thursday 5pm November 10 John Hood author of “Catalyst: Jim Martin and the Rise of North Carolina Republicans” - Sunday noon November 13 and Thursday 5pm November 17 Ben Fountain, author of “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” - Sunday noon November 20 and Thursday 5pm November 24 Joseph Bathanti, author of “Half of What I Say Is Meaningless” and “The Life of the World to Come”

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John Weigel and Olaf Danielson are engaged in a frenzied battle of “extreme birdwatching,” each hoping to close out 2016 as the new North American Chuck Shepherd champ of the American Birding Association, and a September Smithsonian piece had Weigel ahead, 763 to 759. Danielson is perhaps better known for doing much of his birding in the nude (and is the author of the provocatively titled volume, “Boobies, Peckers and Tits” — all common names of popular birds). The old oneyear record was 749, and the association attributes the larger numbers this year to El Nino, which has disrupted food supplies and driven birds into different locations.

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the U.S. Supreme Court’s having specifically condemned a previous version of the bill ever since 1964). The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Sage Dixon, said he thought his law was nonetheless constitutional because, “The little Supreme Court in my head says this is OK.” (Even so, Gov. C.L. Otter vetoed the bill.) — Nebraska voters in November will be asked whether to keep the state’s longstanding death penalty for murder — even though retaining it will require them to vote “repeal.” The legislature replaced death row last year with mandatory life sentences, and the referendum is to “repeal” or “retain” that legislation. Hence, to abolish the death penalty, voters must select “retain.” The state attorney general, and election officials, declined to challenge the confusing arrangement, instead suggesting that Nebraskans are smart enough to figure the whole thing out. — The Arizona legislature passed a child-molestation law recently that made any adult contact with children’s genitals a criminal act, but unlike in other states’ similar laws, neglected to include a requirement that the outlawed contact be for “sexual” purposes. Consequently,

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in principle, parents may be criminally liable, for example, for bathing a baby or changing its diaper. The Arizona Supreme Court ruled in September that it is up to the legislature to change the law, but some lawmakers professed indifference, confident that district attorneys will use good judgment about whom to prosecute.

FUN WITH PENNIES

(1) Robert Napolitan, 34, was arrested in Taylor, Pennsylvania, in September and charged with theft of a drum containing 300,000 pennies from his employer, Pyne Freight Lines. That steel drum weighs several tons and, of course, netted Napolitan only $3,000. (By contrast, in New York City’s Diamond District in September, a brazen thief made off with a 5-gallon drum containing 86 pounds of something else — gold flakes, valued at more than $1 million — and is still at large.) (2) For some reason, according to a High Point, North Carolina, TV report, Larry Hall of Randolph County took seven-plus weeks out of his life recently and glued pennies to cover (except for windows and chrome) his 2000 Chevrolet Blazer (a total of 51,300 coins).

GREAT ART!

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English, more than twice as long as “War and Peace,” recently reached U.S. bookstores as a 13-pound behemoth, bound with a 14-inch spine that, based on a September Wall Street Journal description, will almost surely go unread. The story follows two translators and their teenage daughter over a single day as they try to interpret the works of Edgar Allen Poe, making for slow going for anyone not already conversant with Poe.

BRIGHT IDEAS

— While other vehicle safety-control engineers work on actually slowing down cars and buses when a risk is detected on the road ahead, one of Volvo’s recent innovations appears aimed merely at bullying pedestrians to get out of the way. According to a September report on Treehugger.com, the safety “control” for a Volvo bus consists of progressively louder horn-honking to scare off the pedestrian. — Simple As That: (1) British farmer Pip Simpson, who lost nearly 300 sheep to rustlers in recent years, recently sprayed his remaining herd of almost 800 sheep a bright luminous orange (harmless, he said, though the sheep’s opinions are unknown) to make them less attractive to thieves. (2) Saudi Arabia switched to the 365-day Gregorian calendar on Oct. 2, in part to reduce government expenses.

Bureaucrats had been using the Islamic lunar Hijri (354- day) calendar, but now must work a 3 percent longer year for the same salaries.

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In 2014, British entrepreneur Azad Chaiwala, 33, created the matchmaking service Second Wife — because, just as men have trouble finding that special person, some Mormons, Muslims and others have at least as much trouble finding that special additional person. (Most clients, he said, are in the United States and the United Kingdom, though bigamy is illegal in both places.) The service was so successful that Chaiwala this year inaugurated Polygamy.com, which he adamantly defended as a moral alternative to adultery and one-night-stand services such as Tinder.

PEOPLE WITH ISSUES

Based on recent convictions for indecent exposure, Anthony Hardison, 50, has a public masturbation habit, and it is apparently so bad that he engaged once again in August — while he was in the lobby of the sheriff ’s office in Seattle, where he had reported to register as a sex offender. He was arrested.

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Cameron Francis We honor him. We all suddenly and tragically lost an exceptional human being. For those of us that were lucky enough to know him he was smart, funny, and a positive person in every aspect. He changed our lives forever and no one will ever fill his shoes at Smokey Shay’s. He was a very happy person who loved life, work, but above all else his family. He was a conrnerstone in the glass blowing and skateboarding communities. He worked for us for three years and was still enthusiastic about working. Cameron Francis, we thank you and will honor you forever. We love and miss you. Cameron Marc Francis Memorial Fund was created by Anne Tyson Vance on behalf of Rebecca Miller Francis To donate to the cause, visit www.gofundme.com/2sdgsck www.yesweekly.cOm

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THE HEART OF UGANDA BY LENISE WILLIS

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fter six days of lightning storms, hale, snow and rain, world travelers Gabriel and Sarah Sams finally made it to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, where they began their life as one. Gabriel’s proposal was not only the start of their new adventurous life together, but also the beginning of their love story with the children of Uganda. Greensboro residents Gabriel, 34, and Sarah, 27, have been married for three years, united by their passion for traveling abroad. They crave adventure and enjoy learning from different cultures. From living in Japan, to climbing a dormant volcano in Kenya, the two describe a lifetime of excitement that was in large part for them. But now, they want a voyage,

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in which they can give back. That’s why come January, the two will be moving to Uganda, where they will live for two years teaching and fostering children at The Amazima School. “Our girls come from different backgrounds, but will all be local Ugandans boarding at the school,” Sarah said. “Some have never known their parents. Others have families that simply cannot provide for them. Some have HIV. Many have experienced abuse — physical, sexual, or both. “From getting them ready for school to helping with homework, cheering them up on hard days to celebrating special occasions, we will be there to offer our love and care.”

Sharing love, in the face of Black Mambas Though there are still a few fears in the minds of Gabriel and Sarah (who points out, “seriously, there are Black Mamba snakes”), the two can’t deny the strong pull they feel from God to help the children in Uganda. While living at The Amazima School, Gabriel and Sarah will be providing 15-20 girls a loving home. “These girls come from broken backgrounds—many are orphaned, or vulnerable to becoming orphaned,” Sarah said. “They have been identified as the neediest in their community and do not have family members that can provide for their needs.”

Uganda is actually the youngest country in the world, with an average age of 15. Over half of its population is 15 and under, making it a nation of children. “Children are fighting to survive and are not focused on education,” Sarah said. “The result is an unbroken cycle of poverty. Amazima hopes to provide the sponsored students with an education, medical care and food. Our role is to provide them with a loving home and ensure all of their needs are met, so they can focus on continuing their education and hopefully graduating with a degree and the chance to create a better life for themselves.” In addition to caring for the girls around the clock, acting as two of the house

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SArAh And GAbriel SAmS

“aunts” and “uncles” (they are not called mothers or fathers so that the children don’t get a false sense of hope), the two will have other duties, as well. Gabriel, a certified teacher, will be teaching African history from an African perspective, using storytelling and music in his lessons, since that is how their history has been passed down though generations. “From a teaching standpoint, it’s awesome to be able to teach kids in really, really different contexts because you get to learn about them and the different ways they learn,” Gabriel said. “Kids in aboriginal and African communities, they learn through stories and songs and poetry and dance, whereas in Japan it’s very stark and rigid, and everyone’s wearing uniforms.

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And then in America, it’s kind of a blend of all of those things. It’s cool as a teacher to see and teach in those different contexts.” In fact, it was Gabriel’s goal to teach on all of the inhabited continents before 35. Sarah, a journalist and successful blogger, will be writing for the school’s website, where she’ll update sponsors on the students and school activities.

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“Just because we’ve decided to live a radical life doesn’t mean we live without fear. The road ahead is always full of unknowns for us. Sometimes those unknowns scare me.” – Sarah Sams

at an orphanage. It was there that her greatest passion was realized. While working at the orphanage, she was shocked to see so many students working in the field or playing in the streets, rather than attending school. She soon discovered it was because most families don’t have enough money to pay the fees required of students. In Uganda, education is only for those who can afford it. Davis says she felt called to start an Education Sponsorship Outreach, in which families can sponsor a child’s school fees. For $300 a year, a sponsor can provide a child with school supplies, three hot meals a day, spiritual discipleship, medical care, and ultimately, an excellent education at a Christian school. Though she originally planned for only a few children to be sponsored, by the end of 2008, more than 150 children were signed up.

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“We wanted to make an impact…really let go and do something for others” – Gabriel Sams

Not long after, Amazima Ministries International was established as a 501(c) 3 non-profit, which will soon include the development of The Amazima School. Opening its doors this coming January, the school will offer secondary school courses, as well as a two-year vocational school, to sponsored children in Amazima’s programs. This is where Sarah and Gabriel, along with 8 other heavily screened volunteers, will be teaching and living with about 20 girls for two years. Each volunteer will also be working with a local, so that both African and western ideals are represented in each role, and so that the two can learn from one another. What makes Amazima unique is that it’s not only a school, but also a loving home. Gabriel notes that part of its importance is that it’s not forcing western ideals on the children. Its focus is to help affect change through healthy relation-

ships, and to teach and empower the community to help themselves. “Amazima is doing something that is new and, as far as we know, unheard of in Uganda — they are boarding local kids at the school,” Sarah added. “In order for children to receive a good education, families must send them hours away to larger cities, like Kampala—assuming they have the money to. Abuse—physical and sexual—run rampant in traditional boarding schools in Uganda. What little families these children have are broken when the children are sent away, and they lose connection. “By boarding local kids, Amazima is bringing an excellent education and safe learning environment to their community. By living on campus with the children, we’re able to ensure all of their needs are met, and they are able to visit family during holidays and school breaks.”

A lifetime to prepare To mentally get ready for their exciting, but taxing journey to Africa, Sarah and Gabriel will rely on their past experiences and what they’ve learned while traveling the globe together. “It’s difficult to prepare for a move like this,” Sarah said. “While we can read about Uganda and listen to others’ experiences, the most beneficial thing we can do is enter this new culture with an open mind. We’ve both lived abroad before –– three weeks after getting married, we moved to Japan. Before that, Gabriel lived in the Northern Territory of Australia, teaching English in an aboriginal community in the bush. We’ve learned how to navigate through the waters of culture shock, and have picked up skills along the way that will help us communicate with others in Uganda.”

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Collectively, Gabriel and Sarah have traveled to 28 countries across six continents. Their travels together include visits to Tanzania, South Korea, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, just to name a few. Their first international trip, as well as their first service trip, was to Kenya in 2013, while they were dating. “I had a friend that was living in Kenya,” Sarah said, “and we wanted it to be a joint fun trip, but also a trip where we were serving and giving back.” At the time, Gabriel was a teacher at Northern Guilford Middle, so he arranged a service project, in which the students collected 50 pounds of dental supplies for the couple to take on the trip. They donated the supplies to two orphanages in Kenya and Tanzania. It’s also where they got engaged. “After we got back from Tanzania and Kenya, Gabe found out that he was ofWWW.YESWEEKLY.COM

fered a teaching position in Japan, so we had a short engagement.” Five months after their engagement and only three weeks after their wedding, the two moved to Sapporo. “Living abroad was definitely an exciting adventure for us,” Sarah said. “Looking back, we learned a lot of things when we were in Japan. We learned how to deal with culture shock, we really became a stronger team because we were forced to rely on each other, and we picked up a lot of skills that will help us in Uganda.” It was their travels that also illuminated their next calling. “When you’re in other countries—especially developing countries—you see poverty on a level that you don’t see here in the states,” Gabriel said. “I think after traveling to these places and seeing that level of poverty, we really wanted to put ourselves in a position where we could

give back to people who truly need it.” After Gabriel’s teaching position ended in Japan, they moved back to Greensboro to be with family. It was only shortly after that they say God called them to Uganda. A friend connected them with Amazima, and after much prayer, the two began the long application process. In addition to channeling past lessons learned, the two had to go through an intense two-week training course in New York, and, most importantly, raise the $77,000 it will take to support them through the full two-year commitment. “One of the biggest challenges we’re currently facing is finding financial partners who will join us on this journey,” Sarah said. “This opportunity comes with no salary, so we’re raising our own support. While it has been challenging, it’s also rewarding because by raising our own financial support, we’re allowing

Amazima to continue focusing its funds on sponsoring children within its programs. We’re not taking away from their resources.” Donations to Sarah and Gabe will also help to fund their “date nights” with the girls, to ensure they get quality family time, as well as the salary for their Ugandan counterparts. !

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A soul story: Filmmaker assembles documentary about Greensboro soul and funk from the ‘60s and ‘70s BY JOHN ADAMIAN | @johnradamian

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ilmmaker Doug Klesch wants people to appreciate Greensboro’s rich musical history, and the human stories behind that history, particularly within the realm of soul. In the ‘60s and ‘70s, the city was a crossroads on the touring circuit, and it also launched the careers of many notable players, some that went national. Beyond that, there was a thriving local scene with talented players, songwriters and producers, all working to make records that were released on regional labels, small-batch singles that have gone on to be valuable and collectible among DJs and record obsessives. Students of funk and soul know that North Carolina, and the Greensboro area in particular, played a role in the story of African-American popular music in the

‘60s and ‘70s. Most notably, James Brown picked up some of his key band members, the brothers Maceo and Melvin Parker, from the Greensboro talent pool. In addition to the Parkers, another sibling pair that left the Greensboro area to achieve national fame were Inez and Charlie Foxx, who had a hit with “Mockingbird” in 1963. The story of how this region fostered — or stifled — the talented individuals from around the area is one that’s worth exploring. Also of interest is a consideration of the ways that a regional playing style might have shaped wider national sounds. But sometimes that history can get tangled and hard to trace. Sometimes the history is right there in your face for so long that you never expect it to one day vanish or to recede into the unrecoverable past. Klesch now lives in Asheville, but he lived in Greensboro for about 20 years,

(Above) Roy Roberts talks about learning guitar licks from Vic Hudson. (At right) Filmmaker Doug Kiesch and Pappy discuss Gate City Soul.

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and he has been working to assemble his Gate City Soul documentary since 2014. For a time he spun records of Greensbororelated soul on the radio for a weekly show that drew the attention of fans and musicians from scene. The documentary project, which isn’t his main line of work, has demanded a lot of time and resources to piece together connections, and with the work has come the realization that many of the artists central to the story are either aging, dead, or difficult to track down. “One of the main guys who is a local thread in this story is Vic Hudson, and he

literally died the week I started doing this project,” says Klesch. Hudson was the driving force behind the Electric Express, a band that had a hit with “It’s The Real Thing” in 1971. The two-part song had one side that featured an instrumental with effects-soaked sax solo that sounds like the harmonized half-robotic honking of Eddie Harris and party sounds, hand-claps and shouts, and the other side with topical vocals about the war in Vietnam and brotherhood set in front of a crisp beat, a deep beefy bass with spongy organ and wah guitar. But Klesch did talk to a number of

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& Singer Emanuella Quick was married to Vic Hudson. Hudson’s former bandmates, producer and radio host Wayman “Slack” Johnson and to Hudson’s ex-wife, singer Emanuella Quick, and others who knew and worked with Hudson. (As an initial part of his larger project, Klesch made a short 10-minute documentary on the musician called Vic Hudson: The Real Thing.) Another pioneering local soul musician that Klesch interviewed, George Bishop III, was shot by his wife later in 2014. Bishop had performed with Curtis Mayfield and Bo Diddley, and was a legend in the area. The tragedy highlights the importance of documenting the stories of who made the music before it’s too late. Hudson’s story illustrates the fact that so many of the area’s musicians performed with each other, recorded on each other’s sessions and picked up elements of musical style and expertise from one another. Guitarist Roy Roberts says he learned a rhythmic pattern from Hudson that he’s never heard anyone else play. Quick, a singer with a gospel background, said she turned to Hudson to make her a better artists and a better vocalist. “I wanted to let him take my raw talent, to help me find my soul and become a good singer,” says Quick in the short film on Hudson. In addition to Hudson, Roberts, Johnson and Bishop, Klesch’s film will also look into the career of producers like Walter Grady and Jimmy Cheek and others. (For more on the project, visit gatecitysoul. com. If you have photos, film footage or old recordings connected to the Greensboro soul scene, let Klesch know.) It was a tight network, and one that was woven through the community. Bands played at a variety of venues, like the Forest Lake Country Club, the El Rocco Club, the Plantation Supper Club, the Carlotta Supper Club, and the Ponderosa Supper Club. When the musicians weren’t gigging, they were rehearsing, with HudWWW.YESWEEKLY.COM

son’s kitchen serving as a practice space at times. “We never stopped making music,” says Quick. She says Hudson had notebooks filled with music that they never got to record. Even so, there’s a trail of songs that got put to tape and pressed to vinyl from the area. Klesch says he’s come across about 100 or so records from the early ‘60s to the late ‘70s that were all made by people in Greensboro. Re-issue labels have mined material from regional soul and funk scenes, with compilations focusing on hyper-local record companies from places like Ohio, Michigan and Florida. The label Paradise of Bachelors, which is out of Carrboro, released as its debut offering in 2010 a collection of soul and R&B showcasing the work of musician, songwriter, producer and entrepreneur David Lee who had a series of labels out of Shelby, North Carolina. One suspects a Greensborocentric soul-funk compilation would help connect some of the dots. (The excellent website Carolina Soul, carolinasoul.org, compiles extensive information about soul, funk and gospel music from the Carolinas, including the Greensboro scene, gathering accounts and details from fans, scholars and musicians.) “All these guys had these stories,” says Klesch of the musicians and producers he interviewed for the documentary project, which he hopes to finish with at least an initial edit in the coming months. “They were either related to or played with a lot of famous people.” Klesch is a music fan, and he’s interested in the recordings, the artistry and the technique behind the songs, but he’s also keen to delve into the stories of the people who made the music. “Some people kind of get off on the crate digging,” he says, “but the human aspect of this stuff is what these guys really related to me.” !

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SEAN PATRICK AND THE NEWGRASS REVOLUTION

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We 19 MARCO BENEVENTO & ERIC KRASNO BAND Fr 21 COREY SMITH w/Early Ray 8p Sa&Su CHRIS ROBINSON (2 Nights) 23&23 BROTHERHOOD 8p Sat / 7p Sun Th 27 PAPADOSIO /Consider the Source Fr 28 BARCODE: LIVE IN THE TRAP 9p Sa 29 THE RECORD COMPANY@MOTORCO

Bull’s Tavern (408 W. 4th St. Winston-Salem) Thursday Oct. 20 9 p.m.

“One day not that long ago Sean-Patrick found a sound repeating in his head. It did not take long for him to realize that if this sound did not escape he may go crazy. This started the musical journey that brings us here. Sean-Patrick started off bringing this sound to the masses with just his guitar, banjo and voice. He was performing as a solo artist and found that limited the depth of this new sound. So the hunt began. Paul Dolak was brought into the fold. Paul had most recently been playing with a local metal band (victims arent we all) and had played previously with regional country cover band 60 inch slick. His bass style is heavily influenced by his extensive six string guitar background as well. He brings a flavor to this band that would be difficult to replicate. Paul is just as fluent and comfortable on his electric 6 string bass as he is on his stand up bass. Being a “Newgrass” Band we knew that there needed to be an electric guitar presence. A few players were tried and although there were talented players among them one stood out head and shoulders above the rest. Christopher Beiswanger was no stranger to Sean-Patrick. Matter of fact they grew up in the same neighborhood and even attended boy scouts together. Christopher brings a style and sound with him that one can only describe as soul filled. Christopher comes from a rather eclectic musical background having played with local favorites Shotgun jubilee and in a Pink Floyd Tribute. No band is complete without a percussionist. Kyle Hessinger comes to us from a completely different angle. He has a musical talent that cannot be ignored. The beats laid down are not only tasteful but also driving at the same time. His driving tempos keep this train on the tracks and moving right along. The chemistry, musically, with our complete rhythm section allows for a level of musicality few get to enjoy. If you are looking for something soulful and real, something sad and true, or just something to help you enjoy your day then look no further. Here is SEAN-PATRICK and the NEWGRASS REVOLUTION! Sean Patrick and the Newgrass Revolution.” - via Facebook

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Sa 29 BIG SOMETHING w/Zach Deputy w/ Muddy Magnolias 8p

Su 30 AFTON MUSIC SHOWCASE 6p Mo 31 PULSE: Electronic Dance Party 9p NOVEMBER

We 2 KEVIN DEVINE & w/ Julien Baker & GODDAMN BAND /Pinegrove T h 3 THE REVIVALISTS w/Stop Light Orchestra

F r 4 GF*W 4 Year Anniversary Bash 9p Sa 5 START MAKING SENSE w/HmfO (TALKING HEADS Tribute)

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Wicked Mojos / Dead 27’s 7p Fr 11 BOULEVARDS w/TOW3RS + 8p Sa 12 MOON TAXI w/ELEL Th 17 STICK FIGURE w/ The Movement+

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Reynolda House (2250 Reynolda Rd. Winston-Salem) Thursday Oct. 20 6:30 p.m.

“Colorful Sounds In Concert is a new Hispanic League Cultural initiative with a mission to reach out to the American audience in order to educate and develop a better understanding of the people of each country through their music, showcasing the differences among Latin Cultures. To initiate this wonderful concert series, Roberto Martinez, a classical music guitarist from Colombia will be performing at Reynolda House Museum of American Art in October. MAIN CONCERT A journey around the most representative Latin American Countries and Spain, with rich music heritage from all times; showcasing the different colorful rhythms, techniques, sounds and instruments from each geographical area. Date: October 20th, 2016 Pre-Event 4:30 p.m. Concert Time: 6:30 p.m. Place: The Reynolda House Museum of American Art 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston Salem, NC 27106 Cost: $5 (includes tour of house, American Grant Wood and the American Farm Art exhibit, food & cash bar)” - via Facebook !

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[PLAYBILL] by Lenise Willis Thursday through Saturday, WinstonSalem Festival Ballet returns its Halloween classic, Dracula, composed by Chris Heckman and choreographed by Gary Taylor. A local original, the performance is based on the classic tale but with a contemporary twist. Told from the viewpoint of Dracula himself, the story focuses on his undying and timeless love for Mina. Theatre Alliance’s production of Silence! The Musical, a parody based on Hannibal Lector, opens this Friday and continues through Halloween night. “Fans of the movie will be impressed with the acumen of this sharp, witty offBroadway hit,” said artistic director Jamie Lawson. Theatre Alliance regular James Crowe, part of the little lamb ensemble, added, “I love the sheer outrageousness of Silence! It’s not often that an actor gets to play such larger-than-life characters, and it really allows the audience to see a part of you that they don’t normally get to.” Also new this weekend is The Barn Dinner Theatre’s production of one of its most requested shows, Love Machine The Musical. The high-energy musical revue, written, directed and choreographed by local playwright Nathan Alston, runs Saturday through Nov. 22. “(It’s) the hottest, most requested show ever to hit The Barn stage,” said producer Ric Gutierrez. “It literally takes the entire audience back to a time when music was real and it was good. Patrons just can’t get enough of Sweet Daddy and the cast.” Sweet Daddy Love and the transport the audience back to the soulful Motown of the 60s and 70s. Continuing Friday through Sunday is Greensboro College’s original play, Dear Curly-Haired Lesbians, playing at the Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center, 1700 Orchard St. Next week, Twin City Stage will present the world premiere of Shades of Valor, an award-winning new drama by Karen L. Lewis, opening next Friday, Oct. 28, at the Hanesbrands Theatre. The play takes place in Vietnam in 1971, when a young lieutenant is killed by one of his brothersin-arms. Ten years later, the soldiers’ mothers confront each other – and the past – as they await Danny’s return from prison. Their meeting in New Orleans forces them to face harsh realities, and find new revelations and ultimately acceptance. The play, an intimate, personal exploration of military, race and class warfare, contains strong language and is recommended for mature audiences. ! WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM

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Jazz singer Nina Simone tangles with younger self

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ften times when we are children we see ourselves growing up quite differently. Maybe we thought we would move to Africa to change the world, or become a brain Lenise Willis surgeon, firefighter or pop singer. More Contributing often times than not, we end up living columnist much simpler lives as we tackle adulthood. But not Nina Simone. As a young woman, Simone aspired to be a concert pianist, but instead she turned into a renowned jazz star. Comparing the life of Nina Simone with that of her younger self, Eunice Waymon, is a local playwright and producer in their concert drama, Little Girl Blue. A North Carolina native, Nina Simone was a singer, songwriter, pianist and civil rights activist who worked in a broad range of musical styles, from classical to blues to pop. And though her passion was as a classical pianist, she made a living playing “the devil’s music” under the pseudo name Nina Simone. After recording more than 40 albums, she made her debut with “Little Girl Blue.” In the concert drama, Little Girl Blue, by local playwright Nathan Ross Freeman, Nina Simone’s popular songs are interlaced with dialogue to not only act as a biography, but to uniquely showcase her internal struggle between her younger self, who aspired to be a classist, and her older self, who paid the bills with jazz. “Nobody can top telling her story more than she can,” Freeman said. “I wanted to have a conversation between her younger and older self, rather than tell a story already told.” Freeman, who hasn’t written a play for more than 20 years until now, was inspired to write about Simone’s story, in part because of her challenging life, but mostly as a favor to producer Cheyenne Covington, who he said had been bugging him about it for years. “Nathan’s writing is unbelievable,” Covington said. “It’s a new genre, a concert drama. What that means is there are 20 songs, but they’re woven in with dialogue.

The music and the lyrics tell the story just as much as the dialogue does.” Starring in the concert drama are soul/jazz singer, songwriter, pianist and international recording artist Markeisha Ensley, and pianist, vocalist and rising actor BijanMiarra Shaw. Freeman said both Ensley and Shaw, along with the entire production crew, have tackled the drama with “feverish passion,” adding to the excitement of the performance. In fact, the unique take on Simone’s life earned Covington and Freeman an invite to the Cuban Jazz Festival in December. “That’s a really big deal because no one has ever been invited from the United States, officially,” said Covington, who has been working on getting the show produced for the last 16 years.

“(The audience) is going to see a dance of dialogue and music that (encapsulates) what Nina was,” he said. !

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performance at Lincoln Financial Field in his (and my) hometown, Philadelphia, capping off a 151-city tour that became the highest-grossing stand-up tour ever. When Hart takes the stage and lets loose, he’s less a joke-teller than a storyteller, and his humor stems from his comic image – that of a cocksure macho man quickly brought down by his own neuroses and insecurities. He’s self-deprecating but also endearing, and in his stream-of-consciousness take on parenthood, relationships, celebrity status, social media and sex – not necessarily in that order -- he scores some big laughs. Under the competent if uninspired direction of Leslie Small, who has directed Hart in previous stand-up specials, there are the requisite, mostly random shots of the crowds laughing or waving to the cameras, although a quick glimpse of one frowning audience member almost brings the house down. Like a lot of stand-up concert films, What Now? is hit-and-miss, but there’s no denying the energy Hart brings to his routine, with his physical prowess coming to the fore – and sometimes the rescue. The James Bond stuff, helmed by Tim Story of Hart’s Ride Along films – sees Hart identified as “Agent 0054,” and although it sometimes replicates the look and feel of the Bond films (especially during the opening-credit sequence) – it isn’t as funny as the best of the concert, despite the presence of Don Cheadle, Ed Helms, and former Bond girl Halle Berry. As the concert lasts around 70 minutes, these bookends therefore qualify as filler, a mere and unnecessary excuse to pad the running time to feature length. !

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In The Accountant, Ben Affleck plays the title character, one Christian Wolff (not his real name). Christian suffers from a rare form of autism yet is highly functional. Not only is he a brilliant mathematics savant – hence his vocation – but he’s also a one-man killing machine. Without the autism element, The Accountant is a thoroughly routine shoot’em-up, competently if unmemorably executed by director Gavin O’Connor. The action scenes are reasonably well-staged, and although Bill Dubuque’s screenplay is leavened with gallows humor, it’s also needlessly complicated. As the film approaches its drawn-out climax, replete with a few twists (the biggest of which is also the most predictable), the plot doesn’t so much unravel as thicken. Complexity is one thing, confusion is another. That Wolff ’s clientele includes some of the world’s most dangerous terrorists, Treasury Department head Ray King (JK Simmons) coerces rookie agent Marybeth Medina (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) to launch a covert investigation into his dealings, at just the time that Wolff has tackled his latest task, to audit the books of a high-tech robotics firm in Chicago. Needless to say, the job’s a lot more difficult than it initially appears.

An appealing, if somewhat underused, cast includes Anna Kendrick, enjoying a rare foray into action, the always-welcome John Lithgow, Jean Smart, Jeffrey Tambor and Jon Bernthal, the latter as the sort of sneering, black-clad hit-man with an endless number of similarly blackclad henchmen who blithely go to their just (and bloody) rewards at his order. As for Affleck, he incorporates the requisite amount of tics and quirks to his characterization, and he’s not unsympathetic. Yet for Wolff’s uncontested skills at math and mayhem, he’s an implacable and sullen hero. In a lot of ways, he’s just going through the motions – as dictated by a tangled storyline that requires him to do little more. !

A Tarheel thriller Originally titled Swimming in a Lake of Fire, writer/director Les Butchart’s Lake of Fire is an ambitious attempt at a contemporary Southern Gothic. Steeped in atmosphere but hampered by a severe tendency toward overlength, it’s laudable that Butchart tries to give his (many) characters depth and dimension, but too often it comes at the distraction – and detraction – of the overall film’s momentum. Ariel Burke, in a noteworthy feature debut, plays the pivotal role of Lucy Speckle. She’s spent the last year behind bars after killing the man she claims raped her, and now she’s back home – viewed by some with compassion and others with derision. Her repeated attempts to put the past behind and start her life over her prove impossible, with the specter of Old Testament-type retribution looming large. Where Lake of Fire does succeed is in its convincing depiction of small-town Southern atmosphere, replete with eccentric characters who have problems of their own. There’s Lester (Chris Best, in his feature debut), a moody stranger in a cowboy hat whose true identity will be no

surprise to anyone paying even a modicum of attention. There’s Lucy’s father Ray (Billy Ingram), a booze-soaked evangelist who, upon his release from a chain gang – for burning the body of Lucy’s victim – is bent on establishing a ministry. That’s all well and good, if overly reminiscent of Robert Duvall’s The Apostle (1997), but it’s a subplot that serves to further pad an already overstuffed, 130-minute running time. Joel Everett’s score is a plus, as is the evocative cinematography by Philip Dann (who also plays a supporting role). Lake of Fire earns points for trying hard, even if it comes up short at the end. Lake of Fire will be screened 7 pm Friday at the Community Theater of Greensboro, 520 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Tickets are $6 (at the door) and $7.50 (on-line). For advance tickets or more information, call 336.333.7470 or visit http://ctgso.org/. ! LOG ONTO YesWeekly.com — click on the “Flicks” section. Then go to “What’s Showing”

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OUIJA 2 (PG13)- 1:30, 3:50, 6:30, 9:00 JACK REACHER (PG13) 1:20, 4:00, 6:40, 9:20 BOO! MADEA (PG13) 1:30, 4:00, 6:30, 9:00 KEEPING UP WITH THE JONSES (PG13)- 1:40, 4:15, 6:50, 9:25 KEVIN HART (R)- 1:50, 4:20, 6:50, 9:20 THE ACCOUNTANT (R) 1:00, 3:50, 6:40, 9:30 MAX STEEL (PG13)- 10:00 GIRL ON TRAIN (R)- 1:35, 4:15, 6:55, 9:35 MISS PEREGRINES 2D (PG13) 1:05, 3:55, 6:45, 9:35 DEEP WATER HORIZON (PG13) 1:50, 7:00 MAGNIFICENT 7 (PG13)- 1:05, 4;05, 7:05 SULLY (PG13)- 4:30, 9:30

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Oasis: Supersonic (R) Wed: 8:30 PM Denial (PG-13) Fri: 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 Sat & Sun: 10:30 AM, 1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 Mon: 6:00, 8:30; Tue: 2:30, 5:00 Wed: 6:00, 8:45; Thu: 6:00, 8:30 American Honey (R) Fri: 4:30, 7:45; Sat: 1:15, 4:30, 7:45 Sun: 10:00 AM, 1:15, 4:30; Mon: 7:45 PM Tue: 4:30, 7:45; Wed & Thu: 7:45 PM A Man Called Ove (En Man Som Heter Ove) (PG-13) Fri: 3:00, 5:30, 8:00 Sat: 10:00 AM, 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00 Sun: 10:15 AM, 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00 Mon: 5:30, 8:00; Tue: 3:00, 5:30, 8:00 Wed: 5:30 PM; Thu: 5:30, 8:00 Starving the Beast Fri: 4:15, 6:45, 9:15 Sat: 11:15 AM, 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15 Sun: 11:15 AM, 1:45, 4:15, 6:45 Mon: 6:45, 9:15; Tue: 4:15, 6:45, 9:15 Wed & Thu: 6:45, 9:15 Margarita With A Straw (NR) Sun: 7:00 PM

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ilmmaker Les Butchart is the first to admit that Lake of Fire has been a long time coming. The independent drama, filmed on location in Greensboro, Ramseur and Franklinville, will be screened Friday at the Community Theatre of Greensboro (CTG) with members of the cast and crew in

attendance. Ariel Burke, in her feature debut, stars as Lucy Speckle, a small-town girl newly returned home after a year in prison for killing the man who allegedly raped her. There are those in town who admire and sympathize with her, others who firmly believe she got away with murder, and at least one with vengeance in mind. This is a town of secrets, hidden agendas, deception and corruption. “I’m a fan of the Southern Gothic idiom, especially Flannery O’Connor and William Faulkner – and I was reading Flannery O’Connor just prior to writing the screenplay,” recalls Butchart, who also directed Lake of Fire. “Also, I wanted to feature Ariel Burke in the film because I knew she was incredibly talented and could carry a film. My goal in writing it was to explore the Southern Gothic idiom for myself, to write a contemporary Southern Gothic piece, which I see as a dark canvas upon which to show little moments of grace and glimpses of redemption. But the impetus/inspiration was simply to write an original, compelling story that could be made on a low budget using convenient locations and great North Carolina actors. All of us wanted to showcase what’s possible for an indigenous film made on a low budget, with a solid story. This is the same impetus, I suppose, for every indie filmmaker, but this was the first time we had a budget to work with for a project we had complete control over.” Although the CTG event is billed as Lake of Fire’s premiere, the majority of production took place in 2010. Explains Butchart: “The original title was Swimming in a Lake of Fire, but a distributor who showed some early interest was convinced that a shorter title would serve the film better, so we changed it. The first draft was finished in 2010 but the market for indie dramas was dismal, and I still wanted to give it a proper score, so we held onto it until we could afford to give it a custom score and colorize it. I ended up doing the color work, which was more than a little laborious, and Joel Everett (from Clemmons) did the score. “We’ve had several small distributors express interest … but I OCTOBER 19-25, 2016

knew enough about film distribution to not sign away the rights at that time, and the year it went to Cannes was another sad year for original indie films without name actors – a tough sell in any market!” So a lengthy post-production period “was both frustrating and an opportunity,” says Butchart. “If there had been no delay, I would never have found Joel Everett to do the score, and just doing the score took almost a year!” The solution was the formation of New River Releasing. “We have decided to do our own ‘digital direct distribution’ – the new term for self-distribution,” says Butchart. “Thankfully, a lot of new resources have grown up around VOD (Video on Demand) and all the new digital films everyone and their brothers and sisters seem to be making, so our plan is to leverage as much exposure as possible through as many VOD channels as possible.

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“Our plan is to use Lake of Fire as a test case, followed by The Hive (a murder mystery filmed in Greensboro), another feature we’re finishing up for release next year. If all goes well with New River, we’ll try to help other filmmakers figure out the VOD approach, which doesn’t preclude festivals and theatrical releases, but should help create revenue streams for films without putting a filmmaker at the mercy of small distributors. I’ve watched two other features that I co-produced fall into the abyss of distribution, so I’ve been determined to treat Lake of Fire with kid gloves. I had no control over the other features, but I’m responsible for Lake of Fire, and it’s my baby.” Lake of Fire was very much a family undertaking, with Les one of seven Butcharts who worked on the production: wife Susan (co-producer/caterer), son Lucas (co-producer/editor/first assistant cameraman/script doctor), son Ben (actor/dog wrangler), daughter Rosie WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM

(prop master/extra), grandson Sebastian (extra), and daughter-in-law Anne-Fleur (grip). Observes Butchart: “The fascinating thing to me is that, even thought I’ve always known that filmmaking is in my DNA, I didn’t know or presume that it would get into their DNA. But all of us genuinely enjoy the process and the hands-on work itself – scouting locations, discovering actors, designing and building sets, and all that’s involved in shooting a film day-to-day. Up before dawn, sometimes working all night. “But we all have day jobs and other careers too, so who’s to say that we’ll ever have another chance like Lake of Fire to work on one film together?” !

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y the end of the year, more than 14 local restaurants will have taken part in a special collaboration that helps feed Winston-Salem residents in need. “12 Suppers at the Center of Hope” is the partnership of the Salvation Army of Winston-Salem with area restaurants to prepare and serve meals at The Center of Hope on Trade Street. Many people in Winston-Salem don’t even know that The Center of Hope exists. But it provides an invaluable service to families who are suffering from homelessness. It’s aims to be a “safe haven” for families as they get back on their feet. It is the only emergency family homeless residence in WinstonSalem. “12 Suppers” gathers chefs and volunteers together to make a supper for children, mothers, fathers and single women each month at the center. Each month a different chef and restaurant takes over the kitchen and donates time,

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Mark Grohman of Meridian Restaurant participated in the 12 Suppers outreach with the Salvation Army in Winston-Salem. He’s pictured here with Jemmise Bowen, residence manager with The Center of Hope.

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staff and culinary ingredients to prepare the meal. The next supper is October 24 and features Chef Tim Grandinetti and his team at Quanto Basta Italian Eatery & Wine Bar. “12 Suppers” is very unique. It serves a chef-driven meal to those who are currently residents at the Center of Hope. This is quite the treat for families who are struggling. Even better, residents also enjoy interacting with the chefs and their staff, allowing them to get insights into the culinary field and perhaps future career choices. Bob Campbell, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for The Salvation Army says, “The good our partner restaurants are doing with ‘12 Suppers at The Center of Hope’ goes far beyond the service of a meal. The generosity of the chefs and their staffs provides nourishment for bodies and spirits. They may serve a meal but what they really serve is hope.” Campbell adds, “The program acts as an educational and inspirational experience for families in their time of greatest need. Chefs interact with residents, speaking about the dishes they’ve prepared for the evening and giving them an inside look at the culinary industry and local job opportunities in the field. The12 Suppers event also raises awareness in the Winston-Salem community about

the ongoing problem of homelessness and hunger and the work The Salvation Army does at the Center of Hope Family Residences.” Currently, approximately 72 children call The Center of Hope home. Over 50 of them are under the age of 12. Lynette Matthews-Murphy, partner at Spring House and Quanto Basta said, “We were the inaugural supper in January and our staff felt so great about being provide a lovely meal on Martin Luther King Day, which we consider a day of service. What struck me is the gratitude that we saw but our staff loved giving to them.” Last month’s participant was Chef Mark Grohman and his restaurant, Meridian Restaurant. Following his event he said, “As a business owner in our community, I feel it’s my duty to support those in need. I don’t look at it as an obligation, I see it as a way to give back to the community and those who are less fortunate and maybe brighten their day.” So far this year, the following restaurants have served supper at the Center of Hope. They are: Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar, Providence Restaurant, Jeffrey Adams on 4th, Zoe’s Kitchen, Cherry’s Cafe, Village Tavern Hanes Mall, Bib’s Downtown, 4th St. Filling Station, Vin 205, and Meridian Restaurant. Rooster’s A Noble Grille and Texas Pete (in their new test kitchen) are on the docket for the rest

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of the year. If you counted, you’ll notice that’s more than 12 suppers. Campbell says the outreach struck such a chord that the Salvation Army is bringing 12 Suppers back for another year of serving those in need. He says many of this year’s restaurants have already agreed to come back, beginning on Martin Luther King Day in January at Spring House. Greater Winston-Salem Area Commander Major Stan Colbert says, “Each month it is a blessing and a joy to see another great restaurant give the residents of The Center of Hope the gift of their extraordinary talents and delicious food. We cannot underestimate the joy they bring to our families who are facing tough times.”

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About The Salvation Army Center of Hope Family Residences: The residences are located at 1255 N. Trade St. in Winston-Salem. It is the only Family Emergency Homeless Shelter in Forsyth County and serves as a safe haven for mothers, fathers and children as their families follow the path back to self sufficiency. The Center of Hope is also home to the Residential Reentry Center, a halfway house for Federal prisoners that assists them in reintegrating themselves into society. For more information on The Salvation Army Center of Hope or to donate or volunteer, go to www.salavationarmyws.org; (336) 723-6366 !

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Q: What’s your favorite drink to drink? A: Varies...I like Scotch or Brandy when it’s cold. Wine with food and vodka soda when I’m trying not to be fat. But you can’t go wrong with Sutlers Gin on the rocks with a twist. Q: What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen while bartending? A: I’ve seen a lot of outrageous things in my time. I’ll say the closest I’ve come to leaving the industry was when my boss and I were carrying a vomit covered woman out of the bar by her hands and feet, while her friends were justifying abandoning her to our care. The cab driver was not pleased. I think he appreciated the trash bags we layed in the back seat though.

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[LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Sun, your ruling Avatar, moves into the 4th house of home, family and security. You may have a strong need to clean out debris, get out in the yard, and generally make the homestead ready for winter. This will require three or four weeks, after which you will shift to the holiday preparations. It is your annual solar rhythm. [VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Mercury, your ruling planet, has many aspects this week. This suggests that you will be preoccupied with communication of one form or another. There may be many phone calls, messages, letters, quick conversations, rapid decisions, and/ or papers to write. The period is favorable for probing into causes and finding the bottom line to any matter. [LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) It is possible that you are not feeling well this week. You may be subject to allergy symptoms that keep you subdued. Your self-talk is likely to be on the dark side and mainly due to your fears for the future. The Critic is not necessarily in touch with the whole truth even though it feels real enough as it blathers onward. [SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Mars, the warrior planet, is right on top of you now. You have been experiencing a long dose of adrenaline recently. Mars is best used on behalf of others, as in protection and guidance on the path. Aggressive use of Mars is generally not appreciated in our culture. [SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You have no new aspects on the horizon this week, but it is just as well. You are probably still dealing with an apparent no-win situation that has used your time and energy for a couple of weeks. No doubt you would like to be done with it so you can move forward.

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I’m a woman who’s on the feminist dating app Bumble, where women have to make the first move. Men can only write Amy Alkon back to women who message them. I Advice thought this would Goddess be empowering, but even pursuing a guy in this small way feels unsexy and overly aggressive. Do I just need to get over my retrograde thinking? — Uncomfortable The gazelle doesn’t wake up one day, decide it’s time for a change, and give the sleeping cougar a kick with its hoof: “Run for your life, you big ugly feline!” The cougar turns around, confused: “What are you doing, man? Haven’t you ever seen National Geographic?” Who does the chasing in dating also isn’t some arbitrary thing. It comes down to what evolutionary biologist Robert Trivers, in 1972, called “parental investment.” His theory — borne out in research on humans, animals, and insects — is that the sex that has the highest cost from sexual activity (the female — in almost all species) will be choosier about whom they mate with than the sex that invests less (which is almost always the male). In humans, of course, women are the

ones who get pregnant and stuck with the kids, and men can, as anthropologists quip, just “inseminate and run.” So — over thousands of generations — women being choosier and men being, uh, chase-ier got wired into human psychology. We can’t just shrug off the emotional mechanisms that drive this behavior even today — even if Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe deems it “heteronormative” hooey that women damage their desirability by chasing men. A trip to the Panamanian wetlands would show her she’s wrong — that what drives which sex does the chasing and which does the choosing really is about who gets stuck with the child care. Yes, in most species, that’s the female. But check out the role reversal in the wattled jacana, a long-legged South American wading bird. Zoologist Stephen Emlen and his team found that it’s the male jacana, not the female, that sits incubating the eggs in the nest and cares for the chickies after they hatch. And right in line with Trivers’ parental investment theory, female jacanas are the ones who do the chasing, competing for the males, and some even have “harems” of up to five boy birds. And it gets worse. The Emlen team found that as male jacanas sit tending their egg brood, they’re sometimes forced to watch while their girlfriend bird gets it on right in front of them with the other boy birds in her harem. Getting back to Bumble, where the app goes wrong is in removing the filtering that comes from a man needing to lay his ego on the line and expend effort to pursue a woman. The notion that

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WHEN PUSH COMES TO LOVE

I’ve been dating a 55-year-old guy for a year. I have two teenage boys; he has no kids. He initially mentioned marriage but now doesn’t want to “rush” moving in with me and my boys. As a first step, he’s moving closer. He just signed a lease on an apartment near me. I love him, but I’m overwhelmed handling two teenagers alone. Should I tell him he needs to speed up the pace? — Questioning His Commitment If a relationship leads to an outpouring of feelings, a man tends to prefer “You’re

the love of my life!” to “Screw you! You’re not my real dad!” Perhaps because you’re seeing this through “I need a break!”-colored glasses, you confuse being careful with not caring. But zoologist Amotz Zahavi has some good news for you. His research finds that when a message involves some expense to the sender, it’s more likely to be for real. For example, anyone can claim they’re committed, but as the saying goes, talk is cheap. Moving, however, is not. It’s costly. Stressful. Horrible. Especially if you are older than 21 and own more than a sleeping bag, a Nintendo, and a couple of bongs. Your boyfriend may ultimately decide that the package here isn’t for him, but pressuring him is unlikely to help. In fact, it’s likely to pressure him right out of your life. There’s a reason he doesn’t have kids, and it probably isn’t that he was too put off by the possibility of life imprisonment to kidnap a few at the mall. ! GOT A problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or e-mail AdviceAmy@aol. com (www.advicegoddess.com) © 2016 Amy Alkon Distributed by Creators.Com.

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it’s “empowering” for women to do the chasing ignores that it’s in men’s genetic interest to not turn down a mating opportunity — even with a woman they aren’t that interested in. Also, because men evolved to expect choosier women, even subtle forms of chasing like your contacting a man first may send a message that you’re not all that. If you’re really looking to put him off, why not turn the tables all the way and send a panorama shot of your erect penis? You: “Yoo-hoo? Where’d you go?!”

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