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Black Friday Alternatives Offer Local Color

Nov 19th, 2012 | By

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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Hurricane Relief Via Beers & Vinyl

Nov 5th, 2012 | By
Hurricane damage

ShareTweetThe loudest city in North Carolina has heart. Max Benbassat, founder of Campaign For a Better Greensboro (CFBG), used to call Queens, NY home. After Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Northeast, Max decided to donate 25% of all beer & record sales to a relief effort made by In Good Company. The donations will be used to help
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Lunch at Food Truck Boulevard

Oct 24th, 2012 | By
Great Escape Spicy Noodles

ShareTweet  On Monday, October 22, a team of Avant Greensboro writers & friends visited downtown Greensboro’s food trucks, which are allowed to operate four trucks at a time on Commerce Place. They’re taking part in a pilot program, a taste-test if you will, to collect data for the City Council’s reevaluation of its current ordinance,
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GPAC Charrette – What’s Your 2 Cents?

Oct 2nd, 2012 | By
GPAC locations

ShareTweetEven though it won’t help the city pay for the controversial $60mil Greensboro Performing Arts Center, the GPAC task force wants Greensboro’s 2¢ about the proposed venue.  It is hosting a charrette – sort of like a forum for the community to get together and talk about construction and architecture projects. There have already been
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Champions of Greensboro Homelessness Welcome Olympian

Oct 2nd, 2012 | By
Joey Cheek

ShareTweetOne of Greensboro’s non-profits, an open door to the homeless of our city, is opening its door to Olympic champion and hometown hero Joey Cheek. The Interactive Resource Center helps an estimated 200 new clients experiencing homelessness every month and tirelessly strives to provide more options for the impoverished and economically disadvantaged in our community.
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Another Sunny Day with Evan Olson

Sep 14th, 2012 | By

ShareTweetEvan Olson is one of Greensboro’s musical pride & joy’s. We’re very lucky to have such accomplished talent right here in our own city! His extensive career includes playing with Ben Folds, movie soundtracks, everything inbetween and more. This fall, be sure to check out Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3 to hear one of
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CFBG + WUAG Bid Rocking Farewell to Summer

Sep 6th, 2012 | By

ShareTweetDespite hurricanes, giant orb-weaver spiders, and other regrettable aspects of the prologue of Autumn, Greensboro is still throwing down. WUAG 103.1 FM and Campaign for a Better Greensboro (CFBG) are co-presenting a can’t-miss show at The Blind Tiger to bid summer adieu. Jaill of Sub Pop Records, an indie pop band hailing from Milwaukee, is
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Brand Spanking New Events Calendar

Aug 23rd, 2012 | By
Avant Greensboro events calendar

ShareTweet  As you might have noticed, our menu bar looks a little different today. What’s this “calendar” tab all about, you ask? For a while, Avant Greensboro has wanted to curate an Events calendar that proves “Greensboring” is just a state of mind. It’s new, but not perfect yet. More about that later. We joyfully
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Banana Lazuli Coming to CFBG

Aug 6th, 2012 | By

ShareTweetCosmic Pop is coming to Greensboro! All the way from Montreal,  Banana Lazuli will be playing a free show at CFBG on August 8th (a Wednesday) and will be dropping it like it’s feverish. Banana Lazuli is a Canadian-Peruvian composer and performer from Montreal, now residing in North Carolina. She uses vocal loops, synthesizers, piano,
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Mice Among Dinosaurs: Invisible’s “The New Obsolete”

Jul 12th, 2012 | By
Mark and Elsewhere's Roof

ShareTweetby Matty Sheets & Rae Alton You’ve heard it before – everybody plays guitar. While it’s true that Greensboro does not suffer a shortage of guitarists, not everybody can play a drum machine made of dripping water or a piano controlled by a typewriter. Where rain and language and heartbeats collide melodiously, complimented by theatrics
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