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8:47 am
Tue February 4, 2014

North Carolina A&T State University Presents Breath, Boom

Brittany Timmons
Amanda Thompson

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm

The North Carolina A&T State University Department of Visual & Performing Arts presents Breath, Boom by Kia Corthron. The hard-hitting, in-your-face play chronicles the cycle of violence, and abuse that leads girls in the mean streets of the Bronx to join gangs. Prix, played by A&T actor Brittany Timmons, struggles to come to terms with her own inner demons during her 14 years as girl gang leader. In the powerful scene from Breath, Boom that we’re about to hear, Brittany is joined by A&T actor Mia Sims who plays Cat—a young girl vying to join Prix’s gang—and rapper/actor Allison Wilson who narrates with an original rap written for the play by A&T’s Kirk Hill. Warning: the following scene and music depict acts of gang violence.

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8:24 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Stained Glass Playhouse Presents "North Star"

Harold Claytor, Jr. directs North Star.
Stained Glass Playhouse

This weekend “North Star” written by Gloria Bond Clunie and directed by Harold Claytor, Jr. comes to the Stained Glass Playhouse in Winston-Salem.  Harold is a 1997 graduate of the Portland Actor’s Conservatory and he’s performed professionally in numerous plays. This is his first appearance at the Stained Glass Playhouse. In full disclosure, WFDD’s own Kathryn Mobley plays the role of Relia’s mother Kate Taylor in the Stained Glass production of “North Star”. 

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7:51 am
Fri January 31, 2014

New Winston Museum and the Moravian Music Foundation Collaborate for Historic Performance

New Winston Museum

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44 pm

“Now the Battle Din is O’er” was appropriately enough the last tune played for General Robert E. Lee. It was also the last music played by the 26th Regiment North Carolina Troops, made up of Moravian musicians from Salem. In February New Winston Museum in collaboration with the Moravian Music Foundation will be hosting performances of this historic music along with the touching “When the Swallows Homeward Fly” performed for Lee on the evening of the surrender at Appomattox, VA, and others.

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8:50 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Salem Band Presents Winter Concert

The Salem Band performs.
Charles Beaman

Salem Band began performing way back in 1771 making it one of the oldest community bands in the nation. These days you can hear the ensemble perform free public concerts seven times a year. Five of them are outdoors in the beautiful, shaded confines of Salem Square. The Salem Band Winter Concert is one of two indoor performances. It’ll be held next Tuesday, February 4th in Brendle Recital Hall on the campus of Wake Forest University. As with all lSalem Band performances, the concert is free and open to the public.

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9:48 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Meet the Artist: Renowned Flutist Sir James Galway

James Galway

In April 2013, living legend of the flute Sir James Galway performed a concert with the Winston-Salem Symphony. At that time he was just embarking on an innovative online teaching series for aspiring flutists. Sir James spoke with me about his method by phone from his hotel in Boca Raton, Florida.

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