"(GREENSBORO, NC) In conjunction with Greenhill's summer exhibition, Jonathan Brilliant On-Site (June 19 - August 30), The Green Bean is hosting a call for artists for Grounding Grounds on display June 13 – August 1.

Jonathan Brilliant On-Site, curated by Edie Carpenter, explores the work of Jonathan Brilliant who will create a site-specific installation from repurposed materials sourced primarily from coffee shop culture such as disposable wooden stir sticks, iced coffee straws, paper cup sleeves and plastic cup lids. In the spirit of Brilliants exhibition, Tricia Cooke, curator at The Green Bean is announcing a call to artists for Grounding Grounds | A Community Art Project and Exhibition comprised of works submitted by artists of any skill level using similar coffee house materials; coffee cups, lids, straws, stir sticks, filters, used coffee grounds, etc. Cooke said, “It’s exciting to be able to work together – to have the support from Greenhill as we support their ideas and vision.”

In Jonathan Brilliant’s work he explores the ideas his work “that the coffee shop and related consumer environs are more organic and nurturing than the ‘real’ natural environment.”  At Greenhill, he will develop a site-responsive work focused on the unique features and architecture of The Gallery. The installation, containing between 30,000-50,000 stir sticks woven entirely with tension and compression without adhesive, creates an uncanny sculptural environment for the viewer where they are literally immersed in an environment formed from nothing but the repurposed materials.  His work reflects his interests in the effects of labor, performance and materials applied to an exhibition space.

More about the Call to Artists
The Green Bean is looking for artists who are interested in creating works made out of materials and supplies found in coffee shops; cups, lids, straws, stirrers, filters, used coffee grounds, etc. Finished pieces need not be solely comprised of these items, but these items must be somehow incorporated into pieces. Any and all are encouraged participate, from the novice to the professional.  Works will be on display at The Green Bean located on Elm Street, downtown Greensboro, from June 13 – August 1.  All work is for sale.  Artists receive 100% of commission.

To register go to Purchase any of the $25 packages on The Green Bean’s Etsy store. Materials package can be picked up at The Green Bean on May 15. To use personal coffee materials, choose the “REGISTRATION ONLY” package. (NOTE: This option does not include a materials starter kit. It will simply be your registration fee.)"

- A Press Release

Play chronicles lives of former slaves in early 20th century Pittsburgh

"GREENSBORO - UNCG’S Brown Theatre stage will be transformed into a 1911 Pittsburgh boarding house April 22-26, as UNCG’s Theatre Department stages “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone."

The play tells the stories of the inhabitants of a boarding house in 1911 Pittsburgh. It portrays the lives of a few former slaves who have traveled to the north, where they face discrimination as they seek to redefine themselves. It will be guest directed by Tamera Izlar.

"This interesting work examines the consequences associated with systematic victimization, hatred, and discrimination,” said Izlar, artistic associate at Triad Stage. “More importantly, it also seeks to liberate, restore community, celebrate one’s ancestral lineage, and encourage others to discover their unique songs."

It was written by August Wilson (1945-2005), a celebrated African-American writer whose plays chronicle African-Americans’ lives during the 20th century. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, in 1987 and 1990, for his poetic writing. “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” is the second in his Century Cycle series of plays.

Wilson was the fourth of six children and grew up in Pittsburgh’s historic Hill District. His mother, Daisy Wilson, walked from North Carolina to Pennsylvania seeking a better life.

"Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” premiered in 1984 at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Conn. It opened on Broadway in 1988, and was awarded the 1988 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play. It was also nominated for the 1988 Drama Desk Award for Best Play and the 1988 Tony Award for Best Play.

There will be performances at 7:30 p.m. April 22-23, 8 p.m. April 24-25, and 2 p.m. on April 26. Tickets are $16 for adults, $11 for children and seniors, and are available through the Triad Stage box office downtown, by phone at 336-272-0160, or through the Brown Box Office on campus from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Tickets can also be bought online at

About UNCG
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a high-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is the most diverse university in the state with 18,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 82 undergraduate, 63 master’s and 28 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in education, health and wellness, the performing arts, business and the arts and sciences, among others. For additional information, please visit"

- A Press Release

James Taylor And His All-Star Band FRIDAY, JULY 31 GREENSBORO COLISEUM

"GREENSBORO, NC.  –  James Taylor and his All-Star Band are coming to GREENSBORO COLISEUM on FRIDAY, JULY 31 for one intimate and memorable night! 

Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 24 at 10 am at TICKETMASTER.COM;  charge by phone at 800-745-3000;  COLISEUM BOX OFFICE.

Tickets make a great Mother’s Day gift!

As a recording and touring artist, James Taylor has touched people with his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing for more than 40 years, while setting a precedent to which countless young musicians have aspired.  Over the course of his celebrated song-writing and performing career, Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums, earning gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards for classics ranging from Sweet Baby James in 1970 to October Road in 2002.  He has won multiple Grammy awards and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame. 

Come spend an unforgettable night with America’s iconic singer-songwriter James Taylor.  

TICKETMASTER.COM; 800-745-3000;


- A Press Release


"(Winston-Salem, NC) – a/perture cinema is excited to announce their first ever “pop-pourri week”, which will take place on April 27th-30th, 2015.  This week features an ambitious new series of programming, including a total of eight films screened over the course of just four days.  These films vary in genre and country of origin, with each day’s screening focusing on one particular theme.  This is a special event screening series, and tickets will be offered at $11.50 each or a discounted rate of 2 for $19.  Tickets will be available online or at a/perture’s box office.  “pop-pourri” films screened will be screened for one screening only, giving film-goers an exclusive opportunity to screen this variety of films – foreign, documentary and independent. Screening times will take place in the evenings, with screening times beginning between 7:00PM and 8:00PM; find the full schedule below.

a/perture cinema is an independent, locally-owned movie theater in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem, screening a mix of independent, foreign, documentary, cult classic, and festival films.  a/perture is proud to share a wide variety of films with the community, and “pop-pourri week” allows a/perture to showcase an eclectic assortment of films that otherwise wouldn’t have a chance to be seen in Winston-Salem.

About Pop-pourri Week: 

April 27-30, 2015

a/perture cinema
311 West 4th Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

2 for $19 or $11.50 each

April 27, 2015
“World Cinema Day” 
THE LESSON (Bulgaria)- 7:30PM
In a small Bulgarian town, Nade is an honest, hard-working elementary school teacher struggling to keep her life together. Her unemployed, alcoholic husband has secretly spent their mortgage payements on booze, and now the bank is threatening to auction off the house where they live with their young daughter. The agency where she translates legal documents to English for extra cash is going under and unable to pay her what she's due, and a thief in her class has stolen the last few dollars out of her purse. With few options left, she solicits help from a local loan shark who is happy to give her what she needs at a steep price. With the reposession looming, Nade will resort to measures her former self, untouched by the realities of economic desperation and moral compromise, would have found depraved, as she makes one last extreme effort to secure the money she needs.
Day after day, Cynthia (Sidse Babett Knudsen) and Evelyn (Chiara D'Anna) act out a simple yet provocative ritual that ends with Evelyn's punishment and pleasure. As Cynthia yearns for a more conventional relationship, Evelyn's obsession with erotica quickly becomes an addiction that may push the relationship to a breaking point.

April 28, 2015
“Documentary Film Day” 
In the tradition of HEARTS OF DARKNESS, director LivCorfixen reveals an impossibly personal portrait of her husband, auteur Nicolas Winding Refn, as he struggles to complete the controversial and polarizing ONLY GOD FORGIVES. 
REVENGE OF THE MEKONS (a Rock and Reel film presentation)- 7:00PM
"The Mekons are the most revolutionary group in the history of rock 'n' roll" - rock critic Lester Bangs. A genre-defying collective who emerged from the 1977 British punk scene, The Mekons progressed from socialist art students with no musical skills to the prolific, raucous progeny of Hank Williams. The film follows their improbable history - a surprising and influential embrace of folk and country music; forays into the art world (collaborations with Vito Acconci and Kathy Acker); and consistent bad luck with major record labels. Fans Jonathan Franzen, Luc Sante, Will Oldham, Mary Harron, Fred Armisen, and Greil Marcus testify to the power of their music and their artistic innovations. REVENGE OF THE MEKONS reveals how, four decades into an ever-evolving career, The Mekons continue to make bold, unpredictable music while staying true to the punk ethos.

April 29, 2015
“Deception Day”
Barri (Sophia Takal) and Noah (writer-director Lawrence Michael Levine), a newly engaged Brooklyn couple, are disheartened by the death of their elderly downstairs neighbor, Sylvia. Though Noah sees nothing unusual about the old woman's death, Barrisuspects foul play and sets out to investigate, enlisting her roommate Jean (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT'S Alia Shawkat) to join her on a reconnaissance mission to trail a possible suspect. Tensions mount, however, when the investigation uncovers unsettling secrets throughout the building—including in their own apartment—and suddenly everyone seems like a reasonable suspect.  Boasting a stellar supporting cast including Jason Ritter (PARENTHOOD), Kevin Corrigan (THE DEPARTED), and Annie Parisse (THE FOLLOWING), WILD CANARIES is a freshly comedic take on classic film noir.
AN HONEST LIAR is a feature documentary about the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James 'The Amazing' Randi. The film brings to life Randi's intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con-artists with quasi-religious fervor. A master deceiver who came out of the closet at the age of 81, Randi created fictional characters, fake psychics, and even turned his partner of 25 years, the artist Jose Alvarez, into a sham guru named Carlos. But when a shocking revelation in Randi's personal life is discovered, it isn't clear whether Randi is still the deceiver - or the deceived.

April 30, 2015
“Indie Spirit Day” 
Marty is a caustic, small-time con artist drifting from one scam to the next. When his latest ruse goes awry, mounting paranoia forces him from his lousy small town temp job to the desolate streets of Detroit with nothing more than a pocket full of bogus checks, a dangerously altered Nintendo (R) Power Glove, and a bad temper. Albert Camus meets Freddy Krueger in BUZZARD, a hellish and hilarious riff on the struggles of the American working class.
In a fateful bumper car collision, Jake and Ella meet and become the most loving couple in the long history of Romance. But when a scheming "other" woman drives a wedge of jealousy into their perfect courtship, insecurity and hatred spell out an untimely fate. With only the help of a disgraced magician and his forbidden "soul machine", Ella takes the form of Jake's numerous lovers, desperately fighting through malfunction and deceit as they try to reclaim their destiny.

About a/perture cinema
a/perture cinema is an independent, locally-owned movie theater in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Screening a mix of independent, foreign, documentary, local, and festival films in two 80-seat theaters, one 45-seat theater, and one small 25 seat screening room. a/perture has evening screenings seven days a week with additional matinees on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  In addition to the traditional freshly popped popcorn, candy, and coca-cola beverages, a/perture also offers a wide selection of beer and wine, healthy snacks and special treats made by local bakeries.  Plenty of parking is available in the surrounding downtown area, both on street and in the Cherry/Marshall parking deck adjacent to the cinema.  a/perture brings back the intimate movie-going experience of yesteryear and serves as a modern, unique alternative to giant chain cineplexes.  For more information on this series, please visit and click on the “pop-pourri” tab.

To purchase tickets to any of these screenings, stop by our box office or visit, and keep up with this film series and other current events by “liking” a/perture on Facebook, located at"

- A Press Release

YWCA Takes a Stand Against Racism 300,000 people expected to Stand Against Racism in April

Greensboro Event: Friday April 24, 2015 at
4pm, YWCA Greensboro, 1807 E. Wendover Ave.

"Greensboro, NC – YWCA Greensboro is calling on all individuals to join us in taking a Stand Against Racism on Friday, April 24, at 4pm-7pm. Stand Against Racism will unite our community in a bold demonstration that delivers a clear message: racism can no longer be ignored nor tolerated. Participants will form a human chain along the sidewalk in front of the YWCA building on 1807 East Wendover Avenue, followed by refreshments and tours of the building.

 “Racism continues to be a pervasive issue in our community and communities across the United States,” stated Lindy Garnette of the YWCA Greensboro. “Stand Against Racism is just one way we can make change by coming together to organize and show our commitment to eliminating racism.”
YWCA Greensboro will take a Stand Against Racism in unison with others throughout the country. On Thursday, April 23, YWCAs will join in a National Day of Action to urge Congress to pass the End Racial Profiling Act. From Thursday through Sunday, more than 300,000 people are expected to participate in a range of locally organized events involving public policy advocacy, community education and training that will lead to a commitment to working for racial justice by taking the pledge Against Racism.
Founded in 2007 by YWCA Trenton and YWCA Princeton, Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA. This campaign is designed to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism. Stand Against Racism is one part of the YWCA’s national strategy to fulfill our mission to eliminate racism.
Participants in the YWCA’s Stand Against Racism range from school children to elected officials, from executives of large corporations to church leaders, and many others. For more details, or to look up a participating site, visit: For local information, please contact 336-273-3461 or visit or visit or visit

About the YWCA

The YWCA is the voice for every woman. For over a century, the YWCA has spoken out and taken action on behalf of women and girls. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Over 2 million people participate each year in YWCA programs at more than 1,300 locations across the United States. Worldwide, the YWCA serves more than 25 million women and girls in 125 countries."


Locally owned boutique is expanding

Greensboro, NC, April 2, 2015- It’s because of you! Thanks to the Triad, locally owned and operated Miller Monograms is continuing to grow. Miller Monograms has expanded twice in the last 18 months in order to keep up with local customer demand.
Established by Ashley Miller Rice in late 2013 out of her basement, they then moved into a storefront about the size of a classroom on Gallimore Dairy Road in 2014. They have moved again just down the street into a location about four times the size giving customers an even more extensive product selection while enjoying a chic shopping experience. It is conveniently located near the intersection of I-40 and I-68, attracting customers from all over the triad.

Miller Rice, who is always wearing at least five monograms, turned her passion into a full time profession. She captures the essence of a monogram into a Southern tradition beautifully. Whether it is for a wedding, Mother’s Day or graduation, Miller Rice always has the perfect memento customized to each client’s liking.  The design center at Miller Monograms gives the shopper additional ease in customizing their special keepsake making it one-of-a-kind. They even offer monogramming on customer items that are not purchased in store.

Miller Monograms is having their Grand Re-Opening Event to celebrate their customers’ support during this tremendous growth period. Mark your calendars and visit them on April 21-22, to receive a free monogram on any store purchase and gain ideas for your upcoming special events. To kick off the Grand Re-Opening, the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 21 at 11:00 AM.

Miller Monograms offers a line of personalized gifts for babies, adults, and the home, perfect to add any personalization. They carry brands such as Kate Spade®, Mudpie®, Scout® and Lilly Pultizer®. Customers are also able to bring in their own items to add an embellishment or embroidery to them. Miller Monograms handles individual gifts and corporate logos. Established in 2013, Privately owned by Ashley Miller Rice. Located at 410 Gallimore Dairy Road, Suite F, Greensboro, NC, (336) 763-0628, open Monday - Friday 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Saturdays 10:00-4:00pm. Shop online at or visit them in store. Follow them on facebook and instagram.