Found Objects

by Brian Clarey

My oh my… this is the last week that the YES! Weekly staff will be short-handed after the departure of our well-loved staff writer Amy Kingsley, who by now has probably proved every inch of her worth at Las Vegas CityLife. That means this is the last week we won’t have a regular beat writer covering the arts. For now, however, you will have to make do with my meager understanding of the scene in this highly tense version of Found Objects. Let’s begin with a bit of fashion news: Mack and Mack design studios out of Greensboro announces a few tweaks to the product line. Meta sweaters are oversized, cozy wraparounds perfect for chilly fall weather. And the clothier has recently added shoes to the mix, a line by Onex rumored to be as comfortable as they are easy on the eyes. And here’s a bit of literature news: Edward McKay Used Books and More in Winston- Salem hosts a book signing and musical performance on Sunday at 2 p.m. featuring editor Ann Wicker, writers Grant Britt and Ed Southern, and musicians Peter Holsapple and Steve Stoeckel. It’s a free event, and it’s worth checking out McKay’s blog, www., for any future updates. Theater news includes a run of 12 Angry Men at the Community Theatre of Greensboro. The show, about a particularly vexed jury, runs Oct. 3-12 at the Guilford County Courthouse. For showtimes and ticket prices see And the Carolina Theatre in downtown Greensboro features the Second City comedy troupe on Saturday at 8 p.m. According to the website,, “alumni of the workshop include Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Martin Short, John Candy, Chris Farley, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, George Wendt, Peter Boyle, Alan Arkin and more.” And the UNC School of the Arts (Still not sure how exactly to anagram that one) announces faculty member Ben Furey of the School of Drama has been named resident dialect coach for the Broadway production of Billy Elliot, which begins its run on the Great White Way in November. Also involved in the production are alums Mary Katherine Flynt (stage manager), Grady Bowman (performer) and Kara Klein (performer). In film news, Greensboro’s Canvas Studios announces a screening of the historical doc Walls that Bleed on Friday at NC A&T University’s Harrison Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Friday before beginning a run at the Carousel Cinemas on Battleground Avenue. The film, created by local graduates, tells the tale of the 1969 Dudley/A&T uprising, a particularly dark chapter in the local struggle for civil rights. Also: Go to Art in the Arboretum at the Greensboro Arboretum which runs all day this Sunday. There are more than a dozen reasons to go, but I’ll drop a couple here: It’s free, and you can bring your dog.