Benefit slated for Guilford

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The 2013 Female Gurl Groove Artist Showcase to benefit the Guildford Green Foundation will be held on Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., at the Blind Tiger, 1819 Spring Garden St.

This event showcases “some of North Carolina’s best female singers and musicians,” organizers said.

At press time, four artists had been confirmed with more to be announced. They are Carmen Sturgill, Tanya Ross, Amy Broome and Kristen Stillwell.

Sturgill is a lead singer/keyboardist who was previously with the Jill Austin Band and now fronts One Night Stand.

Ross is a singer/songwriter/musician whose music has been influenced by Gospel, Jazz and Soul. She heads up The Tanya Ross Project.

Broome is no stranger to the Carolina music scene. She was a former nominee for a plethora of awards tipping their hat to her talent as a Rock and Country musician.

Stillwell is an acoustical guitarist who melds an eclectic musical palette to create dreamy soundscapes with loops that dance in stereo. She performs with Willower.

During the evening’s program, a raffle will be held with prizes donated by local businesses and companies. And, a food truck will be onsite serving up delicious fare for attendees.

Sponsors are Rowley Decorating Suppliers & More; North Carolina Candle Company, LLC; Aqua Salon & Spa; Earth Fare; and Tree of Life Counseling.

Tickets are $10 and are available online or at the door.


Aging summit on horizon

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The fifth in a series on aging issues meetings will be held on Sept. 24, 6 p.m., at Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, 101 Hospice Ln.

This professional summit is hosted by the Adam Foundation.

The focus of this gathering is to formulate an LGBT action list that will begin this month and will continue into 2014.

Those who work for a support organization for the aging population in a professional capacity are encouraged to attend.


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Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.