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1. On May 22 at 3 p.m., support the Triad's bearded beauty, Kay Kay LaVelle by watching “Keeping Up With KayKay," as apart of Digital Drag Fest 2020 presented by PEG Entertainment. “'Keeping Up With KayKay' is a variety show including performances, comedy, camp, and of course a few snacks! L…

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“I do want to make sure masks or face coverings are required for city employees,” said representative at-large Michelle Kennedy during Thursday morning’s special meeting of the Greensboro City Council. “I’d just like to hear from the city manager where we stand on that.”

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“I think there’s a majority on the council that supports making masks mandatory,” Mayor Nancy Vaughan told YES! Weekly on Friday. When asked why The Greensboro City Council has not yet formally deliberated or voted on such a requirement, Vaughan said that the reason is not concern over resis…

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“It was a bona fide nightmare,” said Alan Grizzard, a registered nurse based in Winston-Salem, when asked to describe his time working in New York City amid its COVID-19 peak.

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Matt French, a Greensboro-based chef and and subject of this week's cover story, talks about his Stone Soup Project. 

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RALEIGH, N.C.—Today, health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis returned to Raleigh for a third time, calling for Gov. Roy Cooper and North Carolina lawmakers to heed the advice of experts and keep non-essential businesses closed and the stay-at-home order in place and unt…

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“You can’t get tested unless you’re rich or dying,” is what Carina, who works at a Triad gas station, said a Greensboro doctor regretfully told her after she asked about being tested for COVID-19. Carina, who spoke on the condition that her last name be withheld, is one of several Triad resi…

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Since people can’t go to the RiverRun International Film Festival this year, the festival is coming to the people. Through May 8, audiences can watch the festival’s 2020 selection of North Carolina short films (“N.C. Shorts”) at no charge.

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This year marks the 75th anniversary for the region’s longest-running community art school, Sawtooth School for Visual Art. Executive director Amy Jordan is inviting the community to connect online while making art and practicing wellness at home.

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*Editor's note: Since this article went to press, RiverRun informed YES! Weekly that some of the films on this year’s slate, including Rodrigo’s Bulls and Saints, will soon be available online. Check the Bulls and Saints listing at the RiverRun website for updates.

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On April 16, many Triad small business owners panicked after hearing the news that the fund from the Small Business Administration’s $349 billion loan program had already been depleted.

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Finn Phoenix is a 9-year-old boy from Greensboro, who has quickly made a name for himself ever since he picked up a ukulele.

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In these weekly columns, I am providing personal endorsements for various local restaurants, open these days for takeout orders. I am recommending places that I have patronized in the past and/or recommended in full reviews.

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Many Triad artists are being forced to switch gears and find new ways to survive during this unprecedented health crisis and economic downturn that has left many people out of work.

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Livestreams reign supreme as entertainment needs take on new meanings. Social distancing has brought solo acts to centerstage. But from drag shows to trivia, art lessons to movie parties, the Triad livestream landscape boasts an array of entertainment flavors to love.

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Greensboro City Council at-large representative Michelle Kennedy is frustrated with Guilford County’s reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in regards to the homeless community she serves as director of the Interactive Resource Center.

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Veteran Civil Rights attorney Flint Taylor will talk about the Marcus Smith case and the Greensboro Police on the nationally-syndicated radio program Law and Disorder at 9 a.m. on Monday morning. Law and Disorder is a production of WBAI, a non-commercial listener-supported radio station lice…

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1. From April 10-12, tune into Triad Stage for a weekend of virtual live theatre and music! On Friday, Debbie The Artist starts off the weekend with a Facebook Live performance on Triad Stage's Facebook page. According to the Facebook event page, "Debbie The Artist is a black queer feminist …

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The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) suffered a personal loss a couple weeks ago when Gerald Freedman, emeritus dean of the School of Drama, died at age 92. He'd served as dean for over two decades, from 1991-2012, and when I used to cover theater for the Winston-Salem…

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*Editor’s note: The subject’s last name and location have been omitted from this article to protect their privacy and safety.

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“From the homeless standpoint, 30% have some sort of lung problems,” said Chip Berry, Greensboro Urban Ministry’s director of development. “Health problems that make you a target for COVID-19, such as diabetes or heart problems, are more prevalent in the homeless population. Those that we se…

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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, creatives are spreading cheer and goodwill in ways often unseen outside the holiday season. Today, things are tough and confusing, but artists are pulling together while staying physically apart, to live-stream, and weave artistic endeavors into sources …

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As a result of receiving inquiries concerning the operation of certain businesses, the Winston-Salem Police Department is submitting this information to our Media Partners for dissemination.

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(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — As a result of the government ban on large gatherings due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the status of a number of previously announced Greensboro Coliseum Complex events has changed.

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*Editor's note: After this article was published, Project Mask WS released an updated count of the masks that have been made and delivered. That number was double their original count, and has been updated in the online version of this article. As of April 16, Project Mask celebrates one mon…

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On March 28, two different groups violated Guilford County’s “stay-at-home” order by protesting in front of A Woman’s Choice, Greensboro’s only abortion provider. The first complied when the Greensboro Police Department ordered them to depart. The second refused and were arrested, making the…

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A March 25 opinion by U.S. district court judge Loretta C. Biggs allows the Federal Civil Rights lawsuit over the fatal hogtying of Marcus Deon Smith to move forward. Judge Briggs dismissed all counts against Guilford County, but allowed many against the City of Greensboro and police officer…

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The Carolina Theatre is helping the show go on by launching their “Open Mic Night: A Virtual Series,” a weekly streaming-event to air Thursdays at 8 p.m., starting April 2.

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Greensboro, N.C.– The Greensboro City Council is recommending gatherings be limited to 10 people or less and all gyms, fitness centers, health clubs, yoga studios, and theaters cease operations, immediately. This does not prohibit fitness or health instruction and programming from being prov…

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In the spirit of keeping art alive during the postponed/canceled community events due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), ArtsGreensboro’s Artist Emergency Relief Fund is providing much-needed support to Greensboro’s working artists in visual art, theatre, dance, music, film, pottery and more acr…

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*Editor's note: As this article was going to press on Tuesday, March 24, The Guilford County Board of Commissioners voted to approve an Amended State of Emergency banning gatherings of more than 10 people. That evening, at-large city council representative Michelle Kennedy told YES! Weekly t…

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*Editor’s note: Due to the unpredictable future of COVID-19 in our community, this RESTAURANT LIST is evolving. As of March 24, this is the most up-to-date information from our sources. We will have this guide available online, so if you do not see your restaurant/bar listed, please email me…

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Have you noticed that seafood boil restaurants are all the rage right now? They are popping up everywhere—and I’m not complaining! Greensboro’s most recent addition to the genre is Crazy Crab, and it’s really something special. 

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Cover photo by Alan Sims of InsideOfKnoxville.com

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The senior pastor at College Park Baptist Church in Greensboro has no interest in saving my soul.

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A married couple of cosmetologists/estheticians have started an esthetics school in Kernersville that caters to students’ financial needs as well as offers low-cost spa services to the public. Corey and Julie Barham are both cosmetologists, instructors, salon co-owners and the co-owners of t…

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Calling all wizards, muggles and pranksters! Kaleideum North, located at 400 W. Hanes Mill Rd., will host Harry Potter Night with fun activities for the whole family. According to the press release, this “magical night with an April Fool’s twist” is happening on Saturday, March 28, from 6 to…

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With the 2020 RiverRun International Film Festival on the horizon, another local film organization – the Triad Film Collective – will also be celebrating cinema, as it presents its second annual short film showcase on March 12 at Marketplace Cinemas in Winston-Salem.

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Everyone in the Triad is invited to attend a free, kid-friendly and spring-themed event at The Silo Entertainment Complex, located at 816 S. Elm St. in Greensboro. Enjoy food, mimosas (ages 21+) and network with local vendors on March 15 from noon-5 p.m. The “Local Pop-Up Shop” is a free, bi…

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FOUR SAINTS BREWING 218 South Fayetteville St. | 336.610.3722 foursaintsbrewing.com Mar 13: Ziggy Pockets Mar 14: Rebel’s Fox Mar 15: The Randolph Jazz Band Mar 28: The Radio Apr 3: Souljam Apr 4: William Nesmith Apr 5: Mark Dillon Jazz Jam Apr 11: 80’s Unplugged Apr 19: The Randolph Jazz Band bojangles coliseum 2700 E […]

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FOUR SAINTS BREWING 218 South Fayetteville St. | 336.610.3722 foursaintsbrewing.com Mar 7: Belfast Beggars Mar 13: Ziggy Pockets Mar 15: The Randolph Jazz Band bojangles coliseum 2700 E Independence Blvd | 704.372.3600 www.boplex.com Mar 6: The Steeldrivers Mar 7: Celtic Woman Celebration – 15th Anniversary Tour Mar 21: Winter Jam cmcu amphitheatre former Uptown Amphitheatre […]