Girls get groove on

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Gurl Groove will roll out on Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m., at The Blind Tiger, 1819 Spring Garden St.

This all-girl female artist showcase features Carmen Sturgill & One Night Stand, Tanya Ross & The Tanya Ross Project and Queens Remedy. It features some of the state’s best female singers and musicians.

Proceeds from the event go to support the Guilford Green Foundation.

Tickets are $20/regular, $15/student with ID, and can be purchased at the door or online.


Caged birds performances begin

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance, 1047 W. Northwest Blvd., will mount the production of “La Cage aux Folles!” beginning on Sept. 12 and continuing throughout the rest of the month.

The theatrical performance is based on the play by Jean Poiret, with music by Jerry Herman.

Performances are Sept. 12-13, 18-20 and 24-27 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 14, 21 and 28 at 2 p.m.

The Adam Foundation serves as a production sponsor and provides support to the theatre through its grant program.

Those who wish to secure tickets are encouraged to purchase them quickly as the theatre expects a sell out. Cost is $18/adult, $16/senior and student.


Benefit concert slated

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Metropolitan Community Church of Winston‐Salem, 4105 Patsy Dr., will present an 8 in 8 benefit concert featuring The Unbroken Circle on Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m. The multi‐generational string band from Wake Forest University will entertain with a variety of musical styles including bluegrass, folk, gospel and blues.

A dessert reception follows.

Admission is free.  Donations will be accepted for The Adam Foundation.


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