CCD’s Ticket Giveaway Contest – August 2014

CCD’s Ticket Giveaway Contest – August 2014

CCD has partnered up with Reynolda House and the Blue Ridge Music Center to give our readers the opportunity to win tickets! Each week on Thursday, two names will be drawn from contest entrants- one will win 2 tickets to Reynolda House’s Cinema Under the Stars and the other will win […]

A former inmate at Dora-Mittelbau points out a Nazi guard. Credit: WW2 Database

Piecing Together the Story, Unraveling the Mystery

By Cyndi Briggs   I knew my grandaddy John by these things: the bright, open, and immediate smile that was never far from his face. The smell of aftershave and pipe tobacco. The roughness of his cheek as he hugged me hello and goodbye. I knew him through soft drinks […]

by · July 29, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Columns, Guests, Museums
Where Jaws Led, Others Stumbled – Win Tickets to Cinema Under the Stars

Where Jaws Led, Others Stumbled – Win Tickets to Cinema Under the Stars

By Michael A. Wiseman     You’ve seen the poster. You know the iconic bass theme. You might even still be afraid to go into the water (that is, if three dwindling, gimmick-fueled sequels didn’t ruin Hollywood’s most iconic white shark for you). But did you know that, despite being […]

Yo-Yo Ma Tickets Go on Sale to General Public Friday, August 1

Yo-Yo Ma Tickets Go on Sale to General Public Friday, August 1

By Staff   Tickets to the Winston-Salem Symphony’s gala concert “An Evening with Yo-Yo Ma” will go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 1 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Symphony Box Office. Patrons may call 336/464-0145, visit the Symphony’s website HERE to purchase on-line, or visit the […]

Joy & Nerdgasms at Comic-Con

Joy & Nerdgasms at Comic-Con

By Michael A. Wiseman I had once read about a mythical place where comic-culture and pop-culture came together for a four-day, no-sleep, party like it’s 1985 (and we finally beat King Koopa), convention. Internet pictures teased people large and small, dressed like Vulcans, Asari, Spartans, Asgaurdians, and – yes – […]

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Steven Spielberg’s Jaws & the Great American Novel

By Chad Nance   “Consider the subtleness of the sea; how its most dreaded creatures glide under water, unapparent for the most part, and treacherously hidden beneath the loveliest tints of azure. Consider also the devilish brilliance and beauty of many of its most remorseless tribes, as the dainty embellished […]

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Wanna be a Camel City Movie Extra?

By Staff The upcoming rodeo film, “The Longest Ride”, will be shooting Winston-Salem and the production has put out a call for extras to fill the stands. “The Longest Ride” is a love story that follows the lives of two couples, one young and one old. One of the featured […]

by · July 23, 2014 · 1 comment · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Gets Re-cranked at a/perture

By Miles Bumgardner Halloween comes early this year to the Winston Salem area as our very own Aperture Cinema will be showing the original 1974 classic “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” from July 18th through the 24th. That’s right boys and girls! Tobe Hopper’s independent horror classic will be sure to generate […]

by · July 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
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Review – Neil Goldberg’s “Anthology” at SECCA – Micro Moments Out of Time

By Chad Nance Opening on Friday July 18th, Neil Goldberg’s “Anthology” is one of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art’s most engaging installations in a while. Shows like “Graphic Design” and “Eric Fertman: A Comic Turn” were intellectual and aesthetic achievements, yet neither really spoke to the heart in the […]

by · July 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Galleries, Museums

Who Are The Guardians of the Galaxy?

By Michael A. Wiseman   Summer blockbuster trailers inevitably give the whole story of a movie – who is starring, what’s going to happen, and the approximate explosions-to-dialogue ratio. This generally works in getting people’s rear-ends into stadium-seating cineplexes (it also happens to be the exact reason I avoid most […]

by · July 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film