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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 […]

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 […]

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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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
Live for The Music: Bad Company turns 40

Live for The Music: Bad Company turns 40

By Dr. Jon Epstein   The summer of 1974 was when it all started. I fell in love for the first time, I purchased my first “real” guitar (A blonde 1971 Tele), I smoked my first joint, drank my first Little King’s Cream Ale, and discovered “my music.” By the […]

by · July 14, 2014 · 2 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Music
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Return to the Planet of the Apes – An Animated Barrel of Monkeys

By Michael A. Wiseman     As a kid in a local elementary after-school program, Fridays were the best. We had regimented homework, physical education, and arts programs Monday through Thursday. But come week’s end, they crowded all of us skinny-legged, bushy-eyed children into the gymatorium, rolled in a tv […]

by · July 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
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r/eview- A Hard Days Night

By Joyce Carter Back in 1964, my Dad took me to see “A Hard Day’s Night.” I don’t remember much: I was only 4. I do remember the intensity of the screaming girls in the theatre. I remember that it seemed like a live-action Saturday morning cartoon. What sticks in […]

by · July 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film