Vandalism Studios and BethAnn Russell

Jul 17th, 2012 | By

ShareTweetBethAnn Russell, owner of Vandalism Studios at The Creative Center, is a unique artist. As all artists like to think of themselves as unique, and the previous statement seems obvious, I’ll elaborate. BethAnn is young, extremely talented in oil and acrylic painting, jewelry making, drawing, and public speaking. And BethAnn has schizophrenia that onset during
[continue reading…]

Random Acts of Art by Kang

Jul 2nd, 2012 | By
Kang feather tree

ShareTweetArt has breathed new life into a rather dead-looking tree in Fisher Park. In Magnolia Court, an already picturesque corner of the historic neighborhood, Mexico City-based artist Kang Seung Lee, borrowed a lift from Partymakers in order to make art happen here. Using hundreds of white feathers, Kang ornamented the tree in a way that
[continue reading…]

Music Extravaganza Tonight at Glenwood Coffee and Books!

Jun 27th, 2012 | By

ShareTweetTonight, four bands are gracing the Glenwood Coffee and Books stage with their presence, from all sorts of musical backgrounds. Mike Biggs played New York Pizza last Saturday, a 20 minute set of acoustic tunes he’s playing tonight for those who missed out last time. Jesse from Morose Ghost will also be playing an acoustic set.
[continue reading…]

Imagine a World If You Will….A Review of Rocaterrania

Jun 25th, 2012 | By
Rocaterrania Illustration

ShareTweetGreensboro is chock-full of filmmakers – some extraordinarily talented, some who are up-and-coming, and some who are still in the learning process.  Brett Ingram falls squarely into the first category. His credentials are beyond impressive: Filmmaking teacher at UNC-G. First documentary feature, Monster Road, earned sixteen awards, including Best Documentary at Slamdance Film Festival. Guggenheim
[continue reading…]

Shuffle Magazine Release at CFBG’s

Jun 18th, 2012 | By

ShareTweetYep, it’s that time of year again, when Shuffle Magazine can be found on every liberal street corner in Greensboro. As a Carolina based music publication, it’s heavily welcomed in Greensboro. This year, CFBG is welcoming the new Shuffle with three bands. Drag Sounds (Velvet Underground-esque lo-fi), Company (“If Nick Drake was fronting both Big Star
[continue reading…]

Greensboro Girl Unveils New Dance Company

Jun 4th, 2012 | By
Terranova Dance Theatre

ShareTweet“This is like – what do they call it in sports? Yeah, our first ‘home game!’” Jen Guy Metcalf is a graduate of the UNCG Dance Department, and currently the founder and director of the Terranova Dance Theatre. At the City Arts Center in downtown Greensboro, our chickens finally came to roost last week after
[continue reading…]

Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’

May 18th, 2012 | By

ShareTweetI’ve been made aware that many Avant Greensboro readers are Wes Anderson fans, eagerly awaiting the May 25 release of Moonrise Kingdom. Fresh from Cannes, I’m pleased to report that Moonrise Kingdom’s opening scenes are classic Wes Anderson. It’s a forthright continuation and, what’s more, intensification of the rigorous aesthetic preoccupations and occasionally precious thematic
[continue reading…]

Experimental Music Hits CFBG This Weekend

May 15th, 2012 | By
Laplante Evans CFBG show

ShareTweetThis Friday, May 18th, two experimental musicians from the NY scene hit CFBG for a concert unlike anything you’ve ever heard. Peter Evans and Travis Laplante are making their way across the Atlantic and bringing the good news of jazz with them. Prepare to be dazzled by the opening solo sax & electronics set by
[continue reading…]

Whit Stillman in Distress

May 9th, 2012 | By
Damsels in Distress

ShareTweet At intervals throughout the 1990s, writer-director Whit Stillman quietly unveiled the loose trilogy Metropolitan (1990), Barcelona (1994) and The Last Days of Disco (1998). Chronicling the lives and loves of the “urban haute bourgeoisie,” a hitherto little-known species Stillman anatomized with equal measures earnest identification and affable chastisement, these low-key films were filled with
[continue reading…]

N’DangR Species – A Kind of Their Own

May 4th, 2012 | By
N'dangR Species

ShareTweetI’m going to admit right now that I know very little about hip hop. I know when I like a group, though, and N’DangR Species is one of those groups. For this week’s interview feature, we sat down with the Greensboro Fest veterans and chatted with them about hip hop, producers, and more. Check it out. Where
[continue reading…]