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Wingfest returns to Triad Farmer’s Market

The Triad’s premier wings and beer fundraiser returns June 17, to the Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmer’s Market, Wingfest pits seven local restaurants against one another as they vie for the title of Best ...
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Riverrun retro heats up with ‘The Night of the Iguana’

The RiverRun International Film Festival and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art have teamed up for the next “RiverRun Retro” event, a special screening of John Huston’s provocative, award-winning 1964 drama The Night of the ...
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The singer and songwriter balances familiarity with subtle twists

Coco Hames was driving around Arkansas helping dogs. When I called her last week, the singer and songwriter was doing good deeds, assisting with rescue dogs, reducing canine suffering, making sure formerly neglected or abused ...
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On Pop of The World hosts Television’s founder and Winston-Salem ...

By: Matty Sheets  Television, along with Patti Smith and the Talking Heads, got their start in the mid-‘70s playing at the now famous East Village venue, CBGB. These musicians changed the face, the ears, the ...
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First-ever Porchfest rocks the Dunleath Historic Neighborhood

Twenty-three front porches in the Dunleath Historic Neighborhood spread out over five streets hosted a free community-centered and family-friendly music festival on June 10 from noon to 5 p.m. The festival was called Porchfest and ...
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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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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 ...
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Governor’s School Hopeful for Return of State Funding

For 55 years, the Governor’s School of North Carolina (GSNC) has enriched the state’s most skilled and gifted high school students with innovative courses and the chance to engage with other bright young minds. But ...
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Mary’s House Makes a Home for Greensboro’s Most Vulnerable

Mary’s House is a big wood panelled home that blends in with its neighbors on Guilford Avenue. There is a small “Safe Place” sign attached to the porch, but no obvious clue that the unassuming ...
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High Point fashion designer and immigrant Florence Wallace shares her ...

  When Florence Wallace was a little girl growing up across Liberia, Nigeria and Ghana, she thought America looked like paradise, all except for New York. “When they show us America, we see Hollywood,” said ...