r/view- Opening Friday – Girlhood & Mr. Turner

By Marshall Shaffer Girlhood Writer/director Céline Sciamma’s third feature bears the title “Bande de Filles” in its native French tongue, which translates roughly to band (or group) of girls. Yet the English release of the film gives it this name: “Girlhood.” The title seems not only ill-fitting but also begging […]

by · February 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
REVIEW: Fifty Shades of Grey

REVIEW: Fifty Shades of Grey

By Marshall Shaffer “Fifty Shades of Grey” boasts a killer soundtrack of catchy pop tunes from some top artists – Beyoncé, Ellie Goulding, Sia – to spruce up what might otherwise be boring, forgettable montages. But while I watched the dominant sadomasochist Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) attempt to lure the […]

by · February 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film

r/view: Timbuktu & Still Alice

By Marshall Shaffer   Timbukto Abderrahmane Sissako’s “Timbuktu” shows the consequences of radical Jihadist rule in a small north African village to gripping effect. No one goes untouched by their moralistic scourge as the fundamentalists clamp down on basic liberties and freedoms. The violent authorities tolerate no view or action […]

by · February 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Events, Film
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a/perture, Piedmont Triad Film Commission, & New Winston Museum Present “Made in Winston-Salem” Film Series

By Staff   Collaborative partners a/perture Cinema, New Winston Museum and Piedmont Triad Film Commission have announced the arrival of the “Made in Winston-Salem” film and exhibit series premiering March 12th, 2015. “Made in Winston-Salem” will include screenings of films and exhibits featuring information about films created in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County […]

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r/view – Human Capital

By Marshall Shaffer “Human Capital” begins with an unsuspecting waiter getting run off the side of an Italian road and being left for dead. Surprisingly, this is one of the least interesting things the film has to offer. Writer/director Paolo Virzì weaves a tale of two families in Northern Italy […]

by · February 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
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Winston-Salem Shot “The Longest Ride” Trailer Premiers Online

By Staff   Back when North Carolina had a film industry (it was recently decimated due to actions by the North Carolina legislature) the film “The Longest Ride” was filmed on locations in and around Winston-Salem including the Fairgrounds and Coliseum. Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas […]

by · February 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
Winston-Salem Artists Submit Entries for the Tiny Desk Concert Contest – Video

Winston-Salem Artists Submit Entries for the Tiny Desk Concert Contest – Video

By Staff NPR’s All Song’s Considered host Bob Boilen has been recording some of the world’s top music acts at his desk for some time. This year he opened it up to musicians from around the world to make videos to try to win an opportunity to appear, themselves, at […]

by · February 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Music
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Phuzz Phest Bringing National and Local Music Downtown for 2015 – Full Line-up Announced

By Staff   Phuzz Phest, Winston-Salem’s fastes growing annual music event, have announced their 2015 artist’s line up. Phuzz Phest is 5 years-old in 2015 and contimues to grow every year. The amps will be plugged in and the lights will be on in downtwon venues April 17-19. This year’s […]

by · February 2, 2015 · 2 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Events, Music

Author & Illustrator to Lead Family Book Event at Twin City Hive Saturday

By Staff On Saturday Twin City Hive will host a very special meet and greet with the local author and illustrator of the recently released family book, “The Ella Zoo”, an illustrated book of children’s poetry. This afternoon event will feature poetry readings by the author, a creative hands-on activity […]

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Winston-Salem Symphony Announces 2015-2016 Season

By Staff On Sunday the Winston-Salem Symphony, Robert Moody, Music Director, announced its 2015-2016 season. A season that looks to be eclectic and accessible to all audiences.  The upcoming season includes a memorable selection of Classics concerts, Plugged-In Pops concerts, and Discovery Concerts for Kids that includes a live recreation […]