Last week we jumped all over the Piedmont with artistic jaunts to Greensboro, Yadkin, and all the way out to Boone. Today we’re going to plop ourselves down right here in lovely, lively Winston-Salem for a while, and enjoy a little Triad music history 101. First, we’ll take a look at Salem’s 19th century Moravian community in the waning days of the Civil War. The 26th regiment bring will bring music to our ears and the New Winston-Salem Museum puts it in perfect historical context. Then, Salem Band is alive and well since its founding 243 years ago, and Music Director Eileen Young is keepin’ it real for us in 2014! We’ll continue full circle with more great music, this time an old-timey string band that really swings: Unbroken Circle is back in concert raising money for yet another worthy cause, and Wake Forest University’s Martha Allman is here to share. We’ll wrap things up today with a quick trip to the heart of downtown Winston-Salem and the art house cinema that’s doing its part to keep things rockin’ on fourth street: Aperture Cinema’s Lawren Desai updates us on new screenings, Oscar picks and more.
Monica Casey, owner of Monkey Hooper, is hosting a Hooper Bowl on Feb. 2 before the Super Bowl at Maple Springs United Methodist Church. There will be games, contest and a collection of non-perishable food donations for the Maple Springs Food Pantry.