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RiverRun Salutes the Screen Legacy of Barbara Stanwyck

  by Mark Burger   Following the success of its inaugural “RiverRun Retro” in November featuring actress Millie Perkins (The Diary of Anne Frank) and noted film historian Foster Hirsch, the RiverRun International Film Festival ...
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Teen Theatre Ensemble Chooses Poetry Over Attitude

Whereas many teenagers are slamming doors, blasting music or “giving lip” at the height of their pubescent angst, these young adults are writing poetry to express themselves and explore what could be considered one of ...
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A Detour into Danger

A Detour into danger *** Gritty, hard-bitten and deeply cynical, writer/director Christopher Smith’s stylish Detour is deeply steeped in the trappings of film noir. For fans of the genre, this is a Detour worth taking. ...
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Video Vault – Jan 25, 2017

MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT DVD PICK OF THE WEEK PHANTASM (Well Go USA Entertainment): Filmmaker Don Coscarelli scored an instant cult classic with this inspired 1979 shocker that remains one of the era’s best-loved excursions ...
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Spinning Yarns with Ann Tilley Handmade

From her backyard studio in Julian, Ann Tilley is stitching the fabric of a ladylike revolution. The textile artist and seamstress uses traditionally feminine mediums of fabric and yarn to create irreverent artwork celebrating women ...
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Continuing this weekend is the 15th annual Greensboro Fringe Festival with original performances this week through Feb. 6 in the Greensboro Cultural Center. Thursday’s line-up includes For Love of Country, by JOYMOVEMENT dance company, which ...
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Game on for Artistic Connection’s “Game Set” Event

At the Artistic Connection, they’re not playing games, but they are hosting a special seminar and networking event that delves into the billion-dollar gaming industry. “Game Set” will take place Tuesday at Altair Casting & ...
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Triad Comic Shop Staffers Recommend Books for Newbies

Three years ago when I was being treated for leukemia, monthly comic books were the only reading matter I enjoyed, as my chemo-blasted brain couldn’t handle anything longer than thirty pages. Now recovered, I remain ...
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Video Vault – Jan 18, 2017

DVD PICK OF THE WEEK BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK (Warner Archive): Director John Sturges’ classic 1955 drama, adapted from Howard Breslin’s short story Bad Time at Honda, is a taut, intelligent and still-timely – ...
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Greensboro Fringe Festival Tells Our Artists’ Stories

Ten years ago, when more than 30 souls were slain on the campus of Virginia Tech, an artist took notice of their untold story. “But it soon became clear that incident didn’t want to be ...