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Secretary of Labor Perez Praises Forsyth Tech Programs

By Michael A. Wisemam Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and Congresswoman Virginia Foxx paid a visit to Forsyth Tech this week with a clear message: If the new post-recession economy is a Big Mac, institutions like Forsyth Tech are the signature gooey deliciousness that makes it come together. “You are […]


CCD Sunday Poetry – Works by John Haugh

Internet prayer There is a woman I have not met, an economist with a written voice like fine silver bells, grappling with node biopsies and bilateral mastectomy – seven hours of surgery. Coworkers’ keyboards tack-chack away as I weep at my desk for a woman whose voice grew toward friendship […]

This Week at a/perture cinema

This Week at a/perture cinema

OPENING THIS WEEK: THE FAREWELL PARTY (unrated, 95 mins.) A unique, compassionate and unlikely funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who decide to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of their assistance begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and […]

Free ‘Sunset Thursdays’ Concert Series Starts This Week

Free ‘Sunset Thursdays’ Concert Series Starts This Week

By Staff ‘Sunset Thursdays’, a free concert series at the newly opened Bailey Park near Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, starts this Thursday, June 25th. The first installment of the series will feature acclaimed indie pop act The Love Language (Merge Records) from Raleigh, NC. Local band Below The Line will open the […]

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Winston-Salem Youth Chorus Names New Artistic Director & Auditions Begin Monday

By Staff The Winston-Salem Youth Chorus has announced the appointment of Dr. Sonja Sepulveda in the position of Artistic Director beginning June 22nd. She replaces Barbara C. Beattie who founded the WSYC in 1993 and has impacted the lives of hundreds of youth over the years. Mrs. Beattie will be […]

This Weekend at a/perture cinema

This Weekend at a/perture cinema

OPENING TODAY: RESULTS (Rated R, 105mins.) Recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny (Kevin Corrigan) would seem to be the perfect test subject for a definitive look at the relationship between money and happiness. Danny’s well-funded ennui is interrupted by a momentous trip to the local gym, where he […]

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Electric Camel Pod – Theater Alliance’s Tammy Wynette – Remembering Dusty Rhodes

  Chad and Tim have a lot of ground to cover on this week’s edition of The Electric Camel Pod. In the first segment, they bring on CCD’s own Michael A. Wiseman to discuss the tragic passing of wrestling icon Dusty Rhodes, who died suddenly last week at age 69. […]

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Creative Corridors to Change the Face of Downtown

By Michael A. Wiseman The Creative Corridors Coalition was formed in 2007 with one important mandate: help transform the proposed North Carolina Department of Transportation Business 40 Project into a visually stunning showcase for life in Winston-Salem. While NC DOT made plans to replace 11 aging bridges leading into downtown, […]

Student Curated ‘Cabinet of the Curiosities’ Featured at Wake Forest University’s Museum of Anthropology

Student Curated ‘Cabinet of the Curiosities’ Featured at Wake Forest University’s Museum of Anthropology

By Staff For the first time, four student interns of the Museum are in charge of the entire process of running an exhibit, from selecting the pieces to conducting research to installing the pieces. This project rewards the hard work of the students throughout the year as well as builds […]


CCD Sunday Short Fiction – “Five Segues” by Robin Chalkley

By Robin Chalkley I have crumbs on my keyboard. I am worthless. Such were the thoughts of Andy Kyle as he sat forlorn at his computer with head in hands. One day away from the deadline for the Alfred Beddoes Short Story Contest, and he had bupkis. He owned that […]

by · June 14, 2015 · 1 comment · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature