Winston-Salem Children’s Puppet Theatre & The Second Harvest Food Bank present: A Tall Tale of Peter Rabbit this weekend. Saturday, April 12th at 11 and 2, and Sunday the 13th at 2 at Heritage Theatre 4630 Old Walkertown Road. There you’ll see and hear the puppets, muppets, rabbits and actors from Heritage Theatre perform. Director Jane Quinn aka Granny Blue Ridge has led the group for 17 years with puppet and mask shows, reenactments on virtually every school subject imaginable often encompassing the Common Core Curriculum.
Tania Kharchenko and Safyah Usmani tell stories through film. Both are Fulbright Scholars (Tania is from Ukraine and Safyah is from Pakistan) currently studying with the Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest University. Their most recent documentary short focuses on homelessness in Winston-Salem, and more specifically, takes the Bethesda Center for the Homeless and the experiences of three women, Teresa, Gay, and Evelyn as its subject.
David Gordon Green burst onto the film scene with his critically acclaimed film George Washington, which was shot in Forsyth County. He went on to make films in a variety of genres, from serious fare like All The Real Girls & Undertow, to comedies like Pineapple Express, and the HBO series Eastbound and Down.
On April 3rd the Piedmont Wind Symphony kicked off the baseball season opener for the Winston-Salem Dash. The adult wind ensemble serving the Piedmont Triad area was founded under the direction of Robert Simon back in 1989 with seed money from the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Their goal is to further adult music education and provide performance opportunities for post-college-age musicians. Along the way the Piedmont Wind Symphony has been expanding the musical experiences available to Triad audiences of all ages.
In researching his new book North Carolina Civil War monuments: An Illustrated History, author, photographer, Douglas Butler uncovered lots of competing interests immediately following the war as different groups sought to advance their own version of what the war had been about and what it had accomplished.