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Winston-Salem Festival Ballet returns Halloween classic

Thursday through Saturday, Winston-Salem Festival Ballet returns its Halloween classic, Dracula, composed by Chris Heckman and choreographed by Gary Taylor. A local original, the performance is based on the classic tale but with a contemporary ...
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Lake of Fire premier fires up Greensboro

Filmmaker Les Butchart is the first to admit that Lake of Fire has been a long time coming. The independent drama, filmed on location in Greensboro, Ramseur and Franklinville, will be screened Friday at the ...
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MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT PICK OF THE WEEK TENEBRAE (Synapse Films/CAV Distributing): Dario Argento’s 1982 shocker (also known as Tenebre and released in the US in abbreviated form as Unsane) is one of the filmmaker’s ...
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‘Penny dreadfuls’ turn dreadfully funny in Triad Stage’s The Mystery ...

In Victorian England, ‘penny dreadfuls’ were cheap stories sold in parts weekly for one penny. Many of their subjects covered the supernatural, and basically they were so dreadful they only cost a penny. In Triad ...
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Flicks: Girl on the Train is a crisp melodrama

Drama with dignity *** The compassionate detachment that writer/director brings to Chronic matches that of its protagonist, David (Tim Roth), a home-care nurse who tends the dying with dutiful diligence and a low-key yet pragmatic ...
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These Voices Are Legion: A review of Lydia Millet’s “Sweet ...

Lydia Millet is a prolific Pulitzer-nominated writer, with 10 novels and three young adult works to her credit. Sweet Lamb of Heaven, her recent novel, is a literary thriller that bears witness to the current ...
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Parenthood blues: A Smudge on the family tree

With their soft coos and tiny hands and feet, it’s hard to hate babies—well human babies. But what if you see your baby as a monster? What if it terrifies you more than excites you? ...
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Triad Stage is still venturing through Victorian England and Egypt this week while it continues its production of The Mystery of Irma Vep this week through Sunday. The silly comedy relies heavily on word play, ...
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Bookmarks to Hold Book Sale of Village Book Shop Inventory

Bookmarks, a literary arts nonprofit, is holding a book sale on Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23 featuring 6,500 books from the inventory of the memorable Village Book Shop, formerly in Reynolda Village. Proceeds ...
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Shriekin’ ‘n’ geekin’

Come the evening of Sunday, Oct. 16, when the lights go down the frights go up as Cine Scream 2016 flickers across the screen at Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema in Greensboro. Mad One Films has teamed ...