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8:21 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Piedmont Opera Presents The Flying Dutchman

Jake Gardner is the Dutchman and Carter Scott is Senta in the Piedmont Opera's The Flying Dutchman.
Steve Davis Photography

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Long ago there was an arrogant Dutchman who thought that he could sail around the Cape making a bet with the Devil in the process. Well, he lost that bet, and to lift the Devil’s curse he’s forced to sail the high seas for centuries in search of the one woman who will love him truly and forever. The Dutchman is given one chance every 7 years to come on land a try to find his one true love, and Friday, October 25th is his lucky day. That’s when the Piedmont Opera’s production of Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman comes to the Stevens Center of the UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem.

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8:15 am
Mon October 14, 2013

S2dio Supplies (Winston's Mobile Art Supply Store) Takes Off

S2dio Supplies owner Bibi Coyne with her new bus.
Steve Childs

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Bibi Coyne set out on an entrepreneurial adventure when she applied for Winston-Salem’s small business competition earlier this year. 
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8:28 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Stand Up, Improv, and More at Greensboro's Idiot Box Comedy Club

Idiot Box Co-owner Jennie Stencel.
The Idiot Box

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The art of comedy is alive and well in the Triad and much of the credit goes to The Idiot Box Comedy Club in Greensboro. There you’ll find a veritable beehive of activity going on year-round. This fall is no exception with their monthly Knuckleheads production—an all-ages, kid friendly show with stand up, improve and sketch. Comedian Eric Trundy and club owner Steve Lesser are teaching stand up classes, and tonight at 8:00pm at the Idiot Box it’s round two of The 6th Annual Ultimate Comic Challenge. Eric knows the UCC well, as does Idiot Box Co-owner Jennie Stencel. Jennifer is a comedian and improv actor well-known to Triad audiences. From 2006-2010 she was the comedic traffic reporter on WXII-TV whose on-air antics—rapping the traffic report—eventually wound up on CNN, VH1, and MSNBC. David Ford began by asking Jennie how the Ultimate Comic Challenge came into being.

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8:49 am
Thu October 10, 2013

The Bel Canto Company Presents Double Double Toil and Trouble

The bass section.
Bel Canto Company

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Click here to listen to David's full interview with Bel Canto's Artistic Director and conductor Welborn E. Young.
Bel Canto Company presents Double Double Toil and Trouble, an exciting, international concert of cutting-edge 20th century pieces for vocal ensemble featuring Gian Carlo Menotti’s mammoth 30-minute work The Unicorn, The Gorgon and the Manticore: Three Sundays of a Poet (Introduction, Twelve Madrigals and six Interludes). The performances are Saturday, October 12 at 8:00 pm, and Monday, October 14 at 7:30 pm in Christ United Methodist Church in Greensboro. Bel Canto Artistic Director and conductor Welborn E. Young discussed the program with David Ford from his studio at the UNC at Greensboro where he is Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music. Also on the program will be music by Hungarian composer György  Orbán, Norwegian Ola Gjeilo, and Finnish composers Bengt Johanson, and Jaako Mäntyjärvi. Today we give a sample from all four.

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8:32 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Grab Your Passport to Entertainment with High Point Theatre

David Bromberg.
High Point Theatre

The High Point Theatre’s Passport to Entertainment Series began last weekend with a nostalgic trip back to the 60s and 70s with Gary “Dream Weaver” Wright and Rick “Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo” Derringer and it continues this Saturday, October 12th at 8 with the political humorist who paved the way for comedians like John Stewart and Steven Colbert: Mr. Mark Russell takes the stage at the High Point Theatre.

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