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Video Vault – June 14, 2017

MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT DVD PICK OF THE WEEK RUNAWAY TRAIN (Kino Lorber Studio Classics): Director Andrei Konchalovsky’s riveting, richly textured 1985 action thriller is one of the best films produced by Menahem Golan and ...
Poster and DVD wrap for "Newton's Grace" (2017)
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Local pastor’s new film tells the story of “Amazing Grace” ...

Most people know the song “Amazing Grace,” but few know the story of the man behind the famous hymn. Local director and Trinity Moravian Church’s pastor John Jackman is determined to change that. In his ...
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Quartet explores NC pride on their new album

If you’re smart, talented, creative, cool and you live in North Carolina, Terrance Richard really wants you to stay here. Richard, frontman and singer of Charlotte indie-rock quartet Junior Astronomers, has seen too many interesting ...
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“Hopscotch” and hope: Greensboro author Steve Cushman’s new novel.

When Kirkus Reviews called Steve Cushman’s “Hopscotch” uplifting, I sighed. Most stories of cancer patients encountering miracles make me nauseous as my 2014 chemotherapy did. But Cushman earns honest sentiment in his story of a ...
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‘Special Blood’ takes an intimate approach to raising awareness

  Most people have never heard of hereditary angioedema, an inherited blood disorder in which victims suffer periodic attacks of swelling and discomfort. Not only is it rare, affecting only one in 10,000 to 50,000, ...
Artist Marilynn Barr's "Red on Yellow Fleece Ball #3" at the 100-for-100 fundraiser
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CVA Gallery’s 100 for 100 Fundraiser Makes Art for All

The gallery of Greensboro’s Center for Visual Artists held its seventh annual 100 for 100 fundraiser. The event draws in artists from all over the country to donate pieces of their original 10 inch by ...
Brandon Webb, 28, tattoo artist stands of his workplace, Infamous Ink inside the Four Seasons Mall in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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Making a living off ink

The life of an artist, regardless of the medium, is not as easy as one may think. For 10 years, a Greensboro tattoo artist has struggled to make a living with some ink and a ...
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Video Vault – June 7, 2017

MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT DVD PICK OF THE WEEK THE HEARSE (Vinegar Syndrome): In the midst of the “slash-happy” ’80s horror craze came this spooky 1980 ghost story that relied more on atmosphere than gore, ...
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Video Vault – May 31, 2017

MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT PICK OF THE WEEK TOUGH GUYS (Kino Lorber Studio Classics): Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas teamed up one last time in this predictable but enjoyable 1986 comedy about two train robbers ...
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Piedmont-Born Comic Book Pioneer Matt Baker

Black Man’s Bombshells: Piedmont-Born Comic Book Pioneer Matt Baker by Ian McDowell Matt Baker was a damn good-looking black man who made his living drawing damn good-looking white women at a time when talking to ...