Wake Forest University Film Festival Joins RiverRun

By Staff   The RiverRun International Film Festival has announced a new collaboration with Wake Forest University to craft a distinctive joint film program in partnership with Wake Forest’s Reynolda Film Festival. For the past eight years, the student-run Reynolda Film Festival has offered film screenings, panel discussions and keynote […]

by · December 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Events, Film

WrestleCade: Steeped in Tradition, While Creating Its Own

Words & Photos By Michael A. Wiseman   Fewer things mean more to the South than sweet tea, Jesus, stock car races, and barbecue. Historically, that list included professional wrestling. And while the attraction of spandex-clad titans battling over pride, women, and golden title belts has fallen out of mainstream […]

by · December 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Events
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RiverRun Announces Free Screenings Trailblazing Women Series

By Staff The RiverRun International Film Festival announced  that its Films with Class program has again partnered with ITVS’s Community Cinema to present a series of powerful and insightful documentary films to Winston-Salem before they have their broadcast premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens series. These screenings are made up of […]

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Winston-Salem Comic-Con- The Comic-Geek Common Core

By Michael A. Wiseman Photos by Edie joines, Emmy Doom, and Eliot Joines   Comic book fans have an unbridled passion for education. For proof, look no further than Winston-Salem Comic Con. This year, over a thousand estimated attendees come together at the Dixie Classic Fair Grounds to talk, debate, […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Events
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Yadkin River Keeper Brings Nation’s Largest Environmental Film Festival to Winston-Salem

By Staff Yadkin Riverkeeper’s First Annual Clean Water Weekend is going to bring the nation’s largest environmental film festival of its kind, The Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour, to Winston-Salem from September 26 to 28. The weekend, presented by Indera Mills, features 31 films that will be shown […]

by · September 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Events, Film, Museums

Close Encounters – The Truth is Still Out There

By Michael A. Wiseman   It’s a known fact that art imitates life. Terrifying sometimes, and impossible to believe at others, but many of the things we read, watch, listen to, and generally ingest for entertainment-value have a real world origin. Wait, you thought that Richard Gere’s cult-classic THE MOTHMAN […]

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CCD’s Ticket Giveaway Contest – August 2014

CCD has partnered up with Carolina Sky Music Festival 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 […]

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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Golden Globe Winner Coming to Edward McKay Used Books

By Staff Edward McKay Used Books & More in Winston-Salem is excited to welcome Golden Globe winning actress, Piper Laurie. Ms. Laurie will be in the store July 10 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm, signing copies of her autobiography, “Learning to Live Out Loud”. Piper Laurie has won a Golden Globe, […]

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Heavy Rebel on the Streets of Winston-Salem… Ghost Only Tell the Truth…

By Chad Nance   Editor’s note: This is an exerpt from CCD editor-in-chief, Chad Nance’s newest non-fiction book. His follow up to “Hill Billy Highway: The Odyssey of an Ugly American Lose at the Dawn of the 21st Century“, the new book is the story of Winston-Salem from street crime […]