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Marikay Abuzuaiter, Part 2: the GPD, Surveillance, Organic Relationships, and More

Sep 17th, 2013 | By
Abuzuaiter Greensboro GPD Interview

ShareTweetEver since publishing my interview with Marikay Abuzuaiter, a Greensboro City Council at-large incumbent, I’ve received numerous comments and questions, not about the content itself but what it was lacking. Seven months ago, YES! Weekly published an article by Eric Ginsberg, a journalist I hold in the highest esteem, claiming that Mrs. Abuzuaiter is a
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At the Table with Marikay Abuzuaiter: GPAC, Poverty, Curfews, and More

Aug 31st, 2013 | By
Greensboro City Council Member Abuzuaiter

ShareTweetLast week, I had the chance to interview Marikay Abuzuaiter (pronounced a-BOO-zoo-WAITER), a self-proclaimed coffee addict, a seafood restaurant owner, a wife, a mother of two sons, and a proud pet parent of a pit bull named Kaya. She’s also running for Greensboro City Council At-Large as an incumbent. During her time as a City
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Build Each Other Up: CFBG Sessions a Testament to Venue/Artist Dynamic

Aug 25th, 2013 | By
CFBG Sessions

ShareTweetAs the fable goes, you cannot stop an idea whose time has come; inevitably, CFBG’s latest manifestation as Greensboro’s trendiest and most current representation of the local arts is welcome. What is CFBG Sessions all about, you may ask? It’s a little awkward to describe, so in lieu of interpretive dance, take my word that
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They’re Blockheads, However, They’re Walking On ‘Sea Legs’

May 16th, 2013 | By
Blockheads Sea Legs

ShareTweet It’s Wednesday night and I’ve been invited to watch Matty Sheets & the Blockheads practice. Jessica “Lil P” Pennell is on a breeze like a gull as she pulls and pushes her accordion. Erin Hayes trills her flute as purposefully and sweet as a meadowlark. Emily Stewart hypnotically plucks her banjo, feeling her way through
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Roaming Art Installation to Spark Tree Ordinance Conversation

May 12th, 2013 | By
Brittany Sondberg Locket

ShareTweet The people of Greensboro are enduringly ardent on the subject of tree & tree limb removal at the hands of Duke Energy. Ardently opposed, that is. Neighborhoods like Westerwood and Southside, who bear the brunt of Duke’s actions thus far, reached out to the community and have unified over their losses, creating the Greensboro
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Anti-Americana & Romantic Protest: the Beginning of Ameriglow

Feb 28th, 2013 | By
Ameriglow

ShareTweetGreensboro’s music scene evolves fairly quickly, but there’s one evolution that a lot of us have been eager for. It’s getting quite a lot of press already, considering this entity have not even played their first live show yet. We’re talking about Ameriglow. You might remember its frontman, Jacob Darden, from the renowned, past-tense indie
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Missed Valentines: A Collaboration

Feb 14th, 2013 | By
Blind Tiger Missed Connection

ShareTweetAll photos by the incredible Stephen Charles. Follow Stephen on Facebook. Cute dude in HD parking lot – m4m – 39 (Gso ) Date: 2013-01-03, 11:34AM EST Hot dude sitting in truck eating your lunch, I am in the next truck. Interested? If. not now? Some other time? GUILFORD COURTHOUSE – w4m – 24 (COURTROOM) Date: 2012-12-05,
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Crafted: The Art of the Taco

Feb 6th, 2013 | By
The messenger taco

ShareTweetWhen my friend Ben, a grumpy biochemist, came in from out of town and wanted to go to dinner someplace that “doesn’t have to be complicated” I was in crisis mode. This is someone who has teased me for using canned pasta sauce. Doesn’t have to be complicated, my ass. I decide that Crafted! The
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Eric Britt Album Release: “Greener” Pastures & Lemonade Courvoisier

Nov 21st, 2012 | By
Greener Cover

ShareTweet Less than a month ago, I got an email from a musician based out of Athens, Georgia, inquiring if I’d be interested in talking about the release parties for his forthcoming album, which will be celebrated in several cities in the Southeast. None of them were happening in Greensboro, though, so I was a
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Black Friday Alternatives Offer Local Color

Nov 19th, 2012 | By
CFBG

ShareTweetShopping at major chains on Black Friday has a higher incidence of death than marijuana. It’s true. The risk of physical harm to your person aside, shopping locally helps our small businesses and craftsmen. Keep your holiday shopping local, and you kill two gifts with one stone.   The Really Really Free Market Glenwood Coffee
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