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Blue Ridge Music Center to Celebrate Young Musicians with JAM & Family Day on May 21

by staff The Blue Ridge Music Center is partnering with Junior Appalachian Musicians Inc. (JAM) to present a free day of activities and musical workshops on Saturday, May 21, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. JAM is a regional program that offers children the chance to experience community through the […]

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Gears and Guitars Music Event to Accompany W-S Cycling Classic

By Staff Officials at the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic have announced a selection of the artists coming to Gears and Guitars, a new music event that will take place during the 2016 cycling event. Confirmed for the inaugural Gears and Guitars are The Band Perry, Jana Kramer, Gin Blossoms, Shovels and […]

by · May 12, 2016 · 0 comments · Entertainment, Music

Indie Film Legend & UNCSA Faculty member Wayne Crawford Passes at Age 69

By Staff Wayne Crawford, longtime member of the School of Filmmaking faculty at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), died April 30 at his home in Winston-Salem. He was 69. His credits include co-writer of the 1983 comedy “Valley Girl”, featuring Nicholas Cage in his first […]


r/view – A Hologram for the King

By Katy Shick A person looking for a good movie to see might stumble upon the title, “A Hologram for the King”, see Tom Hanks’ name in large, bold letters written above it, and decide that might be enough to buy a ticket. Tom Hanks has that effect on many […]

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RiverRun’s 2016 Winners & Awards

By Staff North Carolina – The 2016 RiverRun International Film Festival has come to an end and they have  announced the Audience and Jury Awards for the festival. The 18th annual Festival ran April 7-17 and presented 166 films, representing 44 countries. “The films showcased at our Festival this year reflected […]

by · April 18, 2016 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
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RiverRun Six Ways

by Cyndi Briggs The second full weekend of the RiverRun International Film Festival  is about to get cranking, and there’s no wrong way to enjoy it. What kind of fan are you? Here are six ways to dive into the festival. 1) The Newbie: First time at RiverRun? It can […]

by · April 13, 2016 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
The Art of Disruption: First Days at RiverRun International Film Festival

The Art of Disruption: First Days at RiverRun International Film Festival

By Staff As I write these words, at 12:16 on a Saturday afternoon, my bed lies unmade. Typically, I’m a compulsive bed maker. Drilled into me early by my tidy mother, my day can’t truly begin until the sheets are smooth, the comforter tucked into place, the pillows re-fluffed. But […]

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RiverRun Review: The Missing Ingredient

By Timothy Beeman II I was given the opportunity to screen and review a film for the RiverRun International Film Festival. You may ask yourself, why am I reading a movie review on a food blog? Well, it’s because the film is about food, sort of. It’s about two restaurants […]

Why We love RiverRun, A Conversation

Why We love RiverRun, A Conversation

By Cyndi Briggs This week I sat down with friend and fellow writer Caresse Hightower to geek out about why we love the RiverRun International Festival so much. She is a dedicated RiverRun volunteer and festival supporter. Cyndi Briggs: Tell me about how you first heard about RiverRun. What drew […]

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RiverRun Film Festival Celebrates Autism Awareness Month

By Staff The RiverRun International Film Festival has announced that during the upcoming Festival, April 7-17, 2016, in celebration of April as Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month, included in its 166-film lineup, a variety of films featuring autism, Asperger’s syndrome and other neurodiversity issues will be screened, as well as […]