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If you’re looking for a thought-provoking drama with a few interwoven laughs, there’s still time to check out Open Space Café Theatre’s production Stop Kiss, in which two women kiss in a public park and ...
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The Man Who “Invented” Zombies

The zombie myth, a metaphor for slavery, wasn’t created by a white guy. But William Seabrook’s 1929 bestseller The Magic Island was the vector that transmitted it from Afro-Caribbean folklore to American popular culture. Now ...
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Riverrun 2017

By Mark Burger Winston-Salem isn’t Cannes, France or Park City, Utah, but with the opening Thursday of the 19th annual RiverRun International Film Festival, the downtown streets in Winston-Salem will be teeming with filmmakers and ...
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Video Vault – Mar 29, 2017

MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT DVD PICK OF THE WEEK FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK (FilmRise/MVD Entertainment Group): Adam Nimoy directed this entertaining, deeply personal documentary about his father, actor/filmmaker Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015), forever immortalized as ...
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Swords Clash and Knighthood Flowers in Greensboro

When Sir T-hawk’s sword strikes Sir John’s, a metallic RING! echoes through the gym.  “You can always tell someone’s into this by the way their head turns at that sound,” says Sir T-Hawk with a ...
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Let Hope Sing: African Children’s Choir sings to earn education, ...

Soon dozens of African children, aged 7 to 10 years old, many of whom have lost one or both parents to war, famine or disease, will grace the Triad with the sound of their harmonious, ...
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This week through Sunday, Theatre Alliance of Winston-Salem will highlight the life of the musical legend in its production of Hank Williams: Lost Highway. The play, which includes such songs as, “I’m So Lonesome I ...
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Grand Dame: Jane Alexander honored as Master of Cinema                                    

  Jane Alexander is unquestionably one of America’s great actresses. In a distinguished career that spans over 50 years, the range of roles she’s played – whether on stage, screen or television – is testament ...
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Video Vault – Mar 22, 2017

MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT DVD PICK OF THE WEEK S.O.B. (Warner Archive): Blake Edwards delivered this poison-pen letter to Hollywood with this blistering 1981 satire that remains one of his most divisive (and overlooked) films, ...
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Deep Dish Comedy turns dancing on its head

Everyone likes showing off. A mere glance at social media and it’s clear that people love coming off as prettier, smarter and simply better than their peers. Don’t worry; it’s not shameful. It’s natural. It’s ...