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Greensboro artist helps revitalize Dudley Heights neighborhood

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Dudley Heights is a historic neighborhood in Greensboro. For several months, residents have been working to beautify the community. Artist and Creator Darlene McClinton is leading the charge. “My goal is to come in and activate that community through the arts,” McClinton said. McClinton is one of...
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N.C. musician explores history behind a centuries-old ballad

ASHEBORO, N.C. -- With a street name and a few local attractions in Randolph County in common, Naomi Wise is likely a familiar name to Asheboro, N.C., residents. Associated with a centuries-old ballad that serves as a sad and cautionary tale about her life in Randleman, N.C., a modern musician has been inspired to tell her tale.

Is removal of local artist’s mural art censorship?

Depiction of university mascot sparking community conversations. Winston-Salem is known as the City of Arts and Innovations for its vibrant visual and performing arts communities. But what happens when art is censored by an entity established to further the creation and enjoyment of art?. Nick Schmidt found out first hand...
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A Wicked-ly Good Season: Tanger Center kicks off its Broadway shows

The Steven Tanger Center for Performing Arts has kicked off its inaugural Broadway season with sold-out performances, a packed house, and big-name plays coming to the Triad. The first of many successfully promising performances is the Broadway musical, WICKED, which is expected to christen the stage next month. “It’s a...

Meet a Musician: Ausar Zayir, aka Blocco, make music for others, literally

Ausar Zayir, aka Blocco, is a builder of beats. Earlier this year, the 17-year-old Smith High School graduate launched a business offering up those beats to other artists. “I don’t want music to just be a hobby, I want it to be a career,” he said. “So I’ve been looking more into the business and marketing aspects, and my goal is to connect artists and musicians with what they’re looking for, with the right beats regardless of what their style might be.

Elon University’s Student Union Board announces fall concert opener

Elon University’s Student Union Board announced on Sept. 22 Bea Miller will open for Bryce Vine at this year’s fall concert. For the first time, the fall concert will not take place during homecoming weekend in November. The concert is typically held along with other events as a way to unite the campus community. But this year’s change comes with SUB’s hope to spread out the fall calendar. Past performances include T-Pain in 2019, Jesse McCartney, Sean Kingston and Quinn XCII in 2018 and Jon Bellion in 2017.
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Friday Night Live Returns on First Friday, October 1

GREENSBORO, NC – Downtown Greensboro Inc. (DGI) is announcing the return of Friday Night Live on October 1st, now as a First Friday concert series. October’s concert, presented by First National Bank, will feature reggae rock group Signal Fire, a Wilmington, N.C.-based band who has released three albums and collaborated with notable musicians from within the international reggae community.

EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: How (and why and when) to pay artists

I suppose in some sense we are all artists, living lives of free expression and improvisation, following our muses, engaged constantly in the act of creation and destruction. But really, artists are the ones who make things; everyone else is just there to watch. Or, you know, make money off the artists.

Art Lives Here helps cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, medical providers

GREENSBORO — Dr. Stacy Wentworth made her first purchase from the Art Lives Here silent auction a decade ago. Since then, she has bought another four or five pieces from the flagship fundraiser that supports Hirsch Wellness Healing Arts Programs for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and medical providers. Wentworth plans...

Hear ye, hear ye!

In a society weighed down by an ongoing pandemic and relentless political divisiveness, laughter may well be the Holy Grail we’re all looking for these days. That’s why High Point Community Theatre officials chose to open their new season with one of the funniest musical comedies this side of Camelot, “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” an irreverent parody that mercilessly mocks the legend of King Arthur, Sir Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table in their quest for the Holy Grail.

'Really fulfilling': UNCG theatre is back to in-person performances

GREENSBORO, N.C. — As restrictions continue to loosen from the pandemic, more venues are finding safe places to host in-person events. One example of this is the theatre. The University of North Carolina Greensboro School of Theatre is back open to in-person audiences and productions. What You Need To Know.
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“OUT at the Movies”: Make a date for eight

Beginning Friday, “OUT at the Movies,” Winston-Salem’s popular LGBTQ+ festival and screening series, will commence its eighth annual International Film Fest at venues in downtown Winston-Salem and the ACE Exhibition Complex on the UNCSA main campus, 1533 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem. The festival, which runs through Sunday, features 16 feature...
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SECCA’s Season of Song

As the seasons’ turn, Winston-Salem’s Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) will turn out a season of song with expanded musical offerings, including two new music series and a 65th birthday bash with the band Bowerbirds. Continuing to celebrate “the Art of Now,” SECCA will launch Night Moods, a “nocturnal...