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by Keith Barber

This week’s installment of Found Objects kicks off with a very special arts event in Winston-Salem on Thursday and Friday. Solvation, a performance of spoken word, music, dance and three short films represents the culmination of the work of 25 young people participating in Authoring Action’s 10 th anniversary Summer Institute will be held at 7:30 p.m. on July 28-29 in the auditorium of the Edwards Building on the campus of the Children’s Home of Winston-Salem. A $10 donation is suggested. The Solvation ensemble delivers a collective insight that calls the community to compassion, justice and care in a world of challenges, said Authoring Action co-founder and executive director Lynn Rhoades. Solvation Ensemble members range in age from 12 to 17. The performances mark their graduation from a five-week summer arts program where they collaborated with peers, adults, mentors, professional writers and artists. Upon graduation, students are inducted into Authoring Action’s After School Advanced Writing Program and traveling Assegai Outreach Ensemble.

The Hanesbrands Theatre at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts has announced a stunning lineup of upcoming arts events. Beginning Aug. 11, Hanesbrands will screen Werner Herzog’s documentary film Cave of Forgotten Dreams, which chronicles the Chauvet Cave in France — home to some of the first visual art ever created by man. On Aug. 18-19, Hanesbrands presents Passione, actor John Turturro’s love letter to the music of Naples, Italy. A documentary of great power, the film has been compared to Buena Vista Social Club. The talented young people of Authoring Action take the stage once again Aug. 25-27 in a production of Rejoice & Shout, described as “a jubilant journal through the history of American gospel music.” Tickets to screenings and performances are $10. For further info, call 336.747.1414 or visit: hanesbrandstheatre.org. Finally, A/perture Cinema and Carousel Luxury Cinemas boast a strong lineup of independent films. Headlining at A/perture is Buck, the story of the real-life horse whisperer that captured the Audience Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. At the Carousel, Incendies, the brilliant French- Canadian film, is playing this week. For further info, visit: aperturecinema.com & carouselbattleground.com.

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