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Page 4 - no comments - 134 views WED July 25
Don’t miss this monthly “shuffle” event that is structured much like a poetry slam, providing an opportunity for any genre and performance type to compete for a cash prize. The Winston- Salem shuffle is an ongoing attempt to create a “musical scene incubator.
Page 6 - no comments - 143 views [YES! LIST]
The edge this week goes to High Point, for refusing to allow a business to pit the Triad cities against each other in the corporateincentives game. High Point Economic Development Corp. President Loren Hill wrote to local media last week stating that High Point would not participate in a “bidding war” to land a CFS II call center.
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A singer since she can remember, Lauren Light began singing professionally after she graduated from North Davidson High School.
Page 8 - no comments - 189 views [TEN BEST]
My old college roommate says that summer is over after the Fourth of July. Out of habit I fight him on this assertion, but it’s kind of true. The rest of the season will whip by in a blur; before we know it the kids will be back in school, twilight will creep into the afternoon hours and the grind will begin anew.
Page 9 - no comments - 127 views [BUSTED]
Two Winston-Salem police officers observed Randy Howard riding a moped without a helmet and driving the wrong way down a one-way street. They followed him as he pulled behind a residence on North Patterson Avenue to question him about his traffic violations.
Page 11 - no comments - 174 views [SCUTTLEBUTT]
Discussions between local officials and company leaders about possible incentives are typically conducted with discretion, so Hill’s displeasure with requester CFS II over the company’s efforts to court other cities was evident by his choice of CC-ing his correspondence to media outlets.
Page 11 - no comments - 115 views [BIDNESS]
A new study by the Budget & Tax Center at the liberalleaning NC Justice Center in Raleigh finds that increases productivity among North Carolina workers since the recession bottomed out in June 2009 have not been matched by wage gains, and in fact...
Page 11 - no comments - 115 views Citizens group intervenes in Kalvin Michael Smith case
The “friend of the court,” or amicus, brief references a key conclusion of the Swecker report that “due to the flawed nature of the original investigation only a new trial that considers the full record and evidence not available, misrepresented or...
Page 12 - no comments - 116 views Republican runoff sets up competitive council of state races
Forsyth Democrats broke ranks and voted for former Winston-Salem resident Marlowe Foster for state labor commissioner, while Guilford Democrats and the state as a whole favored John C. Brooks, a veteran who held the job from 1977 to 1993. Statewide, Brooks bested Foster by a convincing margin of 54.
Page 13 - no comments - 113 views [AGENDA]
• The City County Planning Board for Winston-Salem and Forsyth County holds a public hearing on Legacy 2030, an update of the comprehensive plan, on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in Room 530 of the Stuart Municipal Building, located at 100 E. 1st St. in Winston-Salem.
Page 14 - no comments - 134 views Republicans to blame for Colorado shooting deaths
First and foremost we must blame James Holmes, a sicko grad student at the University of Colorado-Denver working in (of all things) neuroscience. On Friday, Holmes bought a ticket at the Century 16 Cinemas to see the midnight show of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises.
Page 16 - no comments - 155 views We need to talk...
The media have taken to calling it the “Batman Massacre” — James Holmes’ rampage in a Colorado movie theater that left 11 dead and more than 50 others gravely wounded, not to mention the post-traumatic stress that the smell of popcorn will trigger in the survivors for years to come.
Page 16 - no comments - 107 views Farewell, Alexander Cockburn
He came to the city once and invited me to join him for a gathering of friends at a restaurant in Greenwich Village. There were about a dozen people present, including his journalist niece, Laura Flanders. Alex was the gracious and gregarious host, making sure everyone’s wine glass was full.
Page 17 - no comments - 120 views [WHITE NOISE]
Time Warner Cable spokesman Alex Dudley released a statement arguing that “television networks can’t continue to demand huge price increases and expect us to silently pass those cost increases on to our customers.
Page 18 - no comments - 144 views [POP QUIZ]
1. What is the number of call-center jobs that could be created as a result of the council’s decision to approve $500,000 in incentives to CFS II on July 16? 2. The council is considering an ordinance change to curb front-yard parking. Would the measure be a citywide ban or a selective ban based on a petition process? 3.
Page 18 - no comments - 124 views [NEWS OF THE WEIRD]
Perspective: Of the world’s 7 billion people, an estimated 2.6 billion do not have toilet access, and every day 4,000 Chuck Shepherd children die from sanitation-related illnesses. However, in May, in Portland, Ore.
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Now through July 27. 6:30pm. Fall Youth Football league registration. Thursday, July 19 – Guilford: Leonard Center, 6324 Ballinger Rd., Tuesday, July 24 – Northeast: Hicone Complex, off Hwy 29 North, Thursday, July 26 – McLeansville: Eastern Guilford Middle School.
Page 20 - no comments - 127 views PLACING AN AD
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Page 22 - no comments - 119 views CLASSIFIEDS
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Page 22 - no comments - 114 views TWIN TRAGEDIES
James Paschal Jr. was killed here on April 19, 2008, shot nine times by a police officer even though he was unarmed. The officer said he fired so many times because it was too dark to see him, a claim that is difficult to comprehend standing at the site at 5:45 a.
Page 24 - no comments - 104 views [EXTENDED PLAY]
On Thursday, the Carter Brothers Band serve up some country cooking at the Blind Tiger, while the Green Bean hosts gilded chamber pop by Charlottesville’s the Hill and Wood with ElisaRay and Rebekah Todd. Lydia Loveless is punk like Patti and country like Patsy, and she returns to the Garage with Kenny Roby.
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Quarters, Judy Barnes, Marcus Hodges, Pistol Crash, Philip Pledger, Marty Rogers, Toxic Tongues OPA! Greek Cuisine (G):.
Page 33 - no comments - 160 views Trucker Hood makes the drive solo at SECCA
“Y’all are awful rowdy for a seated room,” laughed Patterson Hood. Jovially tossed off between songs, his statement was a great summary of the 5th installment of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art’s Crossroads series.
Page 34 - no comments - 165 views L SHAPE LOT— Blackwater Sessions
Guitarist Alex Lanier races through most of the album with a furious, Al Casey-style surf guitar with a decided Nashville twang, augmenting the hum of Casey’s reverb with ninja-quick runs.
Page 36 - no comments - 164 views [RYAN’S FORECAST]
In the Theatre of Metal, North Carolina thrash pioneers Corrosion of Conformity are defying the three-act structure. The original trio behind Corrosion of Conformity brought loud and mean to the South, blending the fury of punk music with deafening thrust of metal in their earliest days.
Page 36 - no comments - 127 views [MUSICIAN’S EXCHANGE]
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Page 37 - no comments - 117 views [CONCERTS]
July 26: Jerry Seinfeld July 28: Chris Tucker Aug 1: Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks Aug 10: Peter Frampton Aug 25: Flip Flop Beach Music Festival Sept 16: Chalie Daniels Band, Little River Band Oct 3: Journey, Pat Benatar, Loverboy Nov 4: Carrie Underwood, Hunter Hayes.
Page 38 - no comments - 126 views KARAOKE
Brewski’s Tavern (G), Cooper’s Ale House (G), Corner Pocket Billards (M), Gatsby’s Pub (W-S), Green’s Supper Club (G), Grey’s Tavern (G), Ham’s (G, K, HP), JP Looney’s, (HP), Karondas (G), McGee Street Boiler Room (G), Sidelines Sports Grill (HP), Soups Pho & Grill (W-S), Tee Time SportsHP & Karaoke (W-S).
Page 38 - no comments - 112 views Invisible performance explores relationship between machines and humans
The sprawling piece performed on a set of instruments that takes four hours to set up and two to break down is a meditation on exactly that relationship — humans to machines — and it’s sometimes hard to tell who has the upper hand. It’s by turns a soulful meditation, a goof and an overwhelming display of multimedia mayhem.
Page 40 - no comments - 179 views [FOUND OBJECTS]
We’re a week out from First Friday, when many galleries in Winston-Salem and Greensboro roll out their new exhibits, so this might be the time to catch up on something that you missed the first time around, especially if it’s coming down at the end of the month.
Page 40 - no comments - 119 views Bestselling books explore different aspects of the show-biz experience
It was Uslan, in fact, who first envisioned Jack Nicholson as the Joker, a bit of casting that proved immensely profitable to both the film and to the actor, who reportedly cleared in excess of $50 million — and continues to earn a piece of the current films.
Page 41 - no comments - 129 views [ART]
In the performance, both typewriter and typist are re-imagined via the Selectric Piano—an IBM typewriter that mechanically controls a piano— allowing the skills of a professional typist to become the talent of a lead instrumentalist. For more info, visit www.
Page 42 - no comments - 111 views [THEATRE LISTINGS]
601 High Point Road Joseph S. Koury Hospitality Careers Center Jamestown http://www.gtcc.edu/services/theatre/shows/.
Page 43 - no comments - 119 views [PLAYBILL]
Pack a picnic this weekend and enjoy City Art’s Shakespeare in the Park Friday through Sunday. The event, which includes a presentation of As You Like It.
Page 43 - no comments - 113 views [STAGE]
Now through August 11. “Adventures in Theatre” Summer Camp Performances. Arts Council Theatre. 610 Coliseum Dr., Winston-Salem..
Page 44 - no comments - 139 views [VIDEO VAULT]
This was one of the better films made during Hammer’s downward slide, offering glimmers of Gothic greatness. Steeped in atmosphere and directed with zest by John Hough, there are such familiar trappings as torch-wielding villagers, brandished crucifixes, bared fangs and some bared bosoms.
Page 46 - no comments - 176 views Family bonds and Greek traditions
Quaint. While I wait in line, I scan the extensive menu, trying to decide whether I want a sub or some pasta. It’s my turn at the counter and I scramble to make a selection. I blurt out the first image that comes to my head in hopes of not holding up the line: spaghetti with marinara sauce, and a side of garlic bread.
Page 47 - no comments - 155 views [SERVED]
As news breaks on the death of Sylvia Woods, proprietor of Sylvia’s in Harlem where the chicken and waffles became a thing, two UNCG grads announce the opening of an outpost of Dame’s Chicken and Waffles in Greensboro, in downtown’s Southside neighborhood.
Page 47 - no comments - 134 views [SALOME’S STARS]
[LEO] (July 23 to August 22) A more stable situation begins, allowing you to feel more secure about making important decisions. Meanwhile, be sure to meet your project deadline so you can move on to other things. BORN THIS WEEK: You love being the brightest light wherever you are, and people love basking in your warmth and charm.
Page 50 - no comments - 110 views [THE ADVICE GODDESS]
I broke up with my guy a while ago, which was the right thing to do. But, I’ve found myself hooking up with guys for no reason other than getting caught in a provocative moment. Of course, as you’ve often written, men and women are very different when it comes to casual sex, and what’s casual for men ends up feeling not so casual for a lot of women.
Page 51 - no comments - 127 views [SPORTS TRIVIA]
5. Bobby Orr is the only NHL player to top other defensemen in scoring by more than 20 points in a season six times. Who else did it five times?.
Page 52 - no comments - 110 views [THISWEEK IN NASCAR]
Never has fourtime champion Jeff Gordon gone through a season like this one.Gordon, who turns 41 on Aug. 4, failed to make the Chase, NASCAR’s version of what other sports call playoffs, in 2005, but that year he finished 11th in the final point standings.
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[CRASHING THE GATE]
And when Marc Ladouceur drew them on Day 7 of this year’s World Series of Poker, he knew what to do. From the cutoff position, the second-last player to act, he raised the bet to $480,000. Then Andras Koroknai of Hungary re-raised to $1.2 million. A pissing match ensued: Ladouceur advanced the bet to $2.
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