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Y’all remember Nyan Cat? Ten years ago, a video (or gif, if you saw it on Tumblr) of a cute pixilated half-cat, half-cherry Pop-Tart bounced through space on a rainbow while the song, “Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya” by Japanese artist Daniwell-P played in the background appeared on YouTube and captu…

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On April 22, the University of North Carolina of the Arts (UNCSA) in Winston-Salem will present the world premiere of Waiting in the Wings, a new dance film choreographed by the noted award-winner Larry Keigwin, which was filmed entirely in downtown Winston-Salem and on the UNCSA main campus.

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Winston-Salem’s “OUT at the Movies” screening series dips into the past for a big-screen spring fling, presenting the 1995 comedy hit To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar at Marketplace Cinema’s Drive-In, 2095 Peters Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, on April 24.

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After a year in the dark, venues are beginning to bloom, with live shows returning to stages and event calendars across the Triad. 

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Greensboro novelist James Tate Hill and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro (UNCG) Creative Program Director Terry Kennedy will be taking part in online lectures and discussions at the 2021 Online Spring Conference, joint-hosted by the North Carolina Writers’ Network, the UNCG MFA Pr…

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While many and their loved ones have faced trying economic times within this last year and a half, one thing that has become even more prevalent has been the disparities among different populations and subpopulations among the nation and the Triad. These disparities include inequities when i…

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Anyone scoffing at the announcement that the University of North Carolina-Greensboro will offer a non-credit certificate in esports should ask themselves this question: what if it was a certificate in tournament-level chess?

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When Jenn Newton, a wife, and mother of four, began taking yoga classes nearly ten years ago with intentions of postnatal weight loss, she never expected it to transform into a spiritual healing journey that would guide her through recovery from addiction, stressful events in her life, and a…

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Around this time each year, the RiverRun International Film Festival traditionally hosts a launch party touting the films and special guests scheduled to be a part of the festival. Circumstances being what they are during the COVID-19 pandemic, the RiverRun International Film Festival’s trad…

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“Require Cooperation with ICE 2.0,” the official short title of the recently introduced North Carolina State Bill 101, bluntly describes its intended function.

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“Say his name,” shouted AJ Morgan to fellow activists gathered in front of Ben & Jerry’s in Greensboro’s Friendly Center at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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HIGH POINT, NC (March 18, 2021) – The Salvation Army Worship Center and The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of High Point is currently assessing damage to their building following the tornadic activity occurring in High Point Thursday afternoon.

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GREENSBORO, NC – The Greensboro Chamber of Commerce’s Marvin J. Price, Executive Vice President of Economic Development, has been announced as a recipient of the 2021 Economic Development 40 Under 40 Award, the biennial award recognizing rising stars under 40 years old in the economic develo…

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The Forsyth County Department of Public Health is opening up another set of COVID-19 vaccination appointments for Monday at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Education Building for seniors, healthcare workers, essential workers and people with medical conditions that put them at higher risk of s…

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GREENSBORO, NC –Greensboro Downtown Parks, Inc. (GDPI) is excited to announce that choreographer, Alexandra Joye Warren, will serve as LeBauer & Center City Parks’first official Artist in Residence. In January 2021, Alexandraand her company, JOYEMOVEMENT, began exploring the physical and…

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (March 15, 2021) – Actor and comedian, Mike Epps, is set to bring the laughs to Greensboro once again with the IN REAL LIFE COMEDY TOUR. Performing at Greensboro Coliseum on Saturday, June 12 at 7 p.m., Epps will be joined on stage with some of comedy’s most talented and sou…

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GREENSBORO, NC (March 18, 2021) – The Greensboro Youth Council (GYC) is accepting submissions for the Cultural Awareness Photo Voice Project. Teens 13-19 can submit original photos answering the question: How does society view your culture versus how you view your culture? The purpose of thi…

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GREENSBORO, NC (March 16, 2021) – The 100, 200, 300, and 500 blocks of S. Elm Street will be closed from 4-11 p.m., Saturdays, March 20 through the end of April, to allow restaurants and retail businesses to operate in the public right-of-way while providing ample space for pedestrians to ma…

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Those looking for answers in the officer-involved shooting death of Frederick Cox, Jr. are one step closer to finding out what will happen to the person who killed him as the autopsy and investigative reports have been released in the last week. Now, they must wait on the District Attorney.

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According to Guilford County Animal Control, four people were bitten by a coyote in Greensboro’s Lake Brandt area during the first weekend of March. Two others were attacked without sustaining injuries. The first victim was an unnamed man bitten on the leg the evening of Friday, March 5. On …

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Paris “PJ” Jones has found her element and is thriving on the road to success, as she not only conquers Hollywood but her own self-doubts. The Greensboro native remembers music always being a part of her life and credits her mother with her love of Hip Hop, broad taste in music, and career c…

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In honor of International Woman’s Day, here are some historically significant women who were either born in the Triad or became associated with it during their lifetimes. This list is by no means exhaustive. A much longer article could easily have been written on any one of them. There have,…

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Family, friends, local leaders, and law enforcement officers will have to continue to wait for definitive answers regarding the officer-involved shooting death of 18-year-old Frederick Cox.

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Citing “safety of the community,” a federal judge ruled Friday that former High Point police officer Laura Steele cannot be released into the custody of her husband and family but must remain jailed until tried in Federal Court for her part in conspiring to obstruct certification of the 2020…

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With the quintessential monotone squares of a Zoom call dominating the realm of education for the past year, the hopes of many parents and educators anticipating the return of their children to in-person learning were raised earlier this month. As Senate Bill 37 passed North Carolina’s Senat…

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At a time when many African Americans were forced to sit at the back of the bus, sleep in substandard or unsafe living quarters, forfeit their seat, or find another way of transport, there were a few in the Triad who decided to go another route. 

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David Nguyen began breakdancing at Four Seasons Mall in Greensboro when he was five years old. Now a senior at UNCG, he’s an accomplished hip-hop dancer and choreographer who teach other students for free.

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Kevin “Rowdy” Rowsey, the “North Carolina MC with the energy to light up the stage and the classroom,” is now lighting up televisions across the state as host of “At-Home Learning Presents: Classroom Connection,” airing bi-weekly, from 8 to 10 a.m. on PBS North Carolina. 

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On Sept. 8, 2018, Marcus Deon Smith died after being hogtied on Church Street by eight Greensboro police officers. Records released by the City of Greensboro reveal that seven of those officers subsequently received merit increases, some multiple bonuses, and three of them promoted.

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“Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love,” - Martin Luther King, Jr., from “Where do we go from here?” sermon, 1967

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Explaining that he moved to Greensboro “for the love of a good woman,” actor and acting professor Michael Tourek told YES! Weekly that he proposed to his wife Sara atop a Brooklyn apartment building on New Year’s Eve, 2005. He then confessed that, when telling this story, he often undercuts …

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“I’ve always loved boba, and when an opportunity like this came up, giving me a chance to make and sell something I love, I knew it would be fun,” said Ronny Real, who owns and runs Moshi Moshi Boba Café at 2418 Spring Garden Street with his former girlfriend of eleven years, and now wife of…

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