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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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The RiverRun International Film Festival is offering paid streaming of films that had been selected to be shown at this year’s festival. With both the safety and satisfaction of film fans in mind, they can enjoy a RiverRun “mini-festival” in the comfort of home, at their leisure.

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Winston-Salem artist Christian Lannie is one of several artists who have donated art to raise money in an online art auction on June 20 benefitting Mixxer, a community makerspace. Lannie recently returned from a month-long trip in Thailand that had a huge impact on his art. He said when he h…

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High Point, N.C.—Today, the official High Point Pride team has decided to cancel High Point Pride 2020, which was scheduled for Nov. 7, 2020. The team has decided to postpone the event for 2021. High Point Pride is dedicated to providing a safe space for the LGBT+ community of High Point and…

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1. From May 15-17, join The Ramkat for its first online Music Movie Screening with the film Other Music! According to the Facebook event page, "Other Music was an influential and uncompromising New York City record store that was vital to the city’s early 2000s indie music scene. But when th…

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GREENSBORO, NC (March 10, 2020) – The Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park (MUSEP) Concert Series will return for its 41st season July 19. Creative Greensboro, the City’s office of arts and culture, is committed to producing the series – either in person at locations around the city, or li…

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Aaron Brookshire, aka Emceein’ Eye, one half of the Winston-Salem sibling-duo Speak N Eye, makes his solo release with Never Comply, out on May 18 from Cold Rhymes Records.

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HIGH POINT, N.C., May 12, 2019 The Board of Directors of the Nido & Mariana Qubein Children’s Museum, a nonprofit board comprised of community volunteers, announce that construction of the museum will move forward immediately. The project began site work in February of this year, but as …

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The University of North Carolina School of the Arts has instituted a new program that allows audiences to enjoy performances and productions from the safety and comfort of their own home.

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There’s no reason to be bored drinking your coffee at home alone when you can paint along with others online! Winston-Salem artist Heather Jones is continuing to bring the party to you with ticketed livestream “Color & Coffee Painting Parties.” Jones said the next party is on May 30 (sig…

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Jermaine Exum, general manager and “Lord Retail” at Greensboro’s Acme Comics, is the first person on screen in Anthony Desiato’s feature-length documentary My Comic Shop Country. But while Exum is proud of Desiato’s film, he’s not seen it.

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Winston-Salem, N.C. – When first-graders at Brunson Elementary were learning about birds, 17 Wake Forest students visited their classrooms to connect the biology lessons with the arts by exploring how birds move and leading bird-themed creative projects.

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1. On May 8, support local artists and the Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance by tuning in for a livestream concert! According to the Facebook event page, Taylor Vaden will be performing "An acoustic variety of hits from Million Dollar Quartet, gospel, favorites, originals, and more!"

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Matt French enlisted other Greensboro chefs to cook for COVID-19 nurses after he saw ReOpen NC protesters berating health care workers on the news.

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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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Taking into account the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Winston-Salem’s OUT at the Movies will offer a special screening of Rachel Mason’s award-winning documentary feature Circus of Books this Saturday – and you needn’t leave home to see it.

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1970s Film Stock, the one-man pedal army fronted by Winston-Salem’s Eddie Garcia, released the first of a two-part record on May 1, with the second chapter coming June 5 via Bandcamp.

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When the world shut down for safety’s sake during the pandemic, Greensboro artist Matty Sheets found solace in his sketches and watercolors. As the host of “Live Music Drink and Draw,” as well as various open mics and songwriting circles, Sheets has a lot of feel-goods in his medicine bag. B…

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1. On May 1, tune in for Vintage to Vogue's Celebrity Queensboro Virtual Show! From 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. on Facebook Live, drag queen divas Mrz. Ivy Carter, Tia Chanella and Malayia Chanel Iman will be impersonating famous celebrities in this digital drag extravaganza! Don't forget to virtuall…

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During these difficult times, and in an effort to draw attention and praise for those in the medical profession, Kino Lorber is offering a free streaming re-release of the award-winning 2014 documentary feature The American Nurse.

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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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1. On April 24, join Piedmont Environmental Alliance and a/perture cinema for a virtual watch party! Starting at 4 p.m., PEA and a/perture will host a watch party for Chasing Coral. According to the Facebook event page, "This original Netflix documentary follows a team of divers, photographe…

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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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*Editor's note: Tiff and Jeff Thompson's last name was incorrectly identified in the print version of this article. It has been corrected in the online version.