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the red carpet just ended. i heard it was jumpin!! Carver high school's marching band performed while celebrities walked inside the convention center from 5th st. hopefully WXII or Fox8 will have some footage tonight.

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Well, it seems this was intended as a cultural events type thread so I feel silly mentioning Brews Festival (Beerfest) going on at the GSO Coliseum August 25th, but having been to it before it is not supposed to be about drunkedness, and is pretty cool, but you know... :)

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No, this thread is for any and all events going on in the Triad. :) I just decided to post the Steven's Center info. since the shows were getting ready to begin and some people might be interested.

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Lois Gibbs, the Love Canal activist, will be speaking tomorrow (8-12-07) from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Blessings Project Foundation, 823 Reynolda Road in Winston-Salem. A reception will follow. The talk is free.

On Monday, Gibbs and other environmental activists will begin a weeklong campaign to raise awareness about megadumps with a news conference at 12:30 p.m. at the Forsyth County Government Center, 201 N. Chestnut St., in downtown Winston-Salem.


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ISP Homecoming Celebration in Downtown Winston-Salem - Thursday, August 16

Winston-Salem will become the center of the college athletics world with the ISP Homecoming. This event will bring athletic directors, basketball and football coaches and other sports industry leaders from across America to Winston-Salem to commemorate ISP Sports' 15th anniversary and the company's new headquarters and national broadcast studios on Trade Street.

community activities:

-a once-in-a-lifetime parade of bands, cheerleaders and mascots, starting at 3:45 p.m. through downtown along Fourth and Trade Streets.

-Marching bands include Ohio University, NC A&T and Winston-Salem's own WSSU.

-Cheerleaders and mascots will represent more than 25 colleges from across the US.

-the UCLA Bruin, the Auburn and Clemson Tigers, the Virginia Tech Hokie Bird and the Wake Forest Demon Deacon.

ISP Sports will host an Ultimate Tailgate for invited guests at the Benton Convention Center. The dinner is being prepared under the direction of Bobby and Jamie Deen, who have a prime time show on the Food Network called Road Tasted and are the sons of chef, author and television host, Paula Deen.


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I'll actually be volunteering at the ISP Parade and photographing it. This is big event for downtown as there are many people that are expected to attend it.

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You know it! ;) Here's some more info incase any of you are interested:

Parade Route

The Parade route is a 1/2 mile in length and runs through the heart of Downtown Winston-Salem. The Parade will begin on 4th Street at Poplar Avenue at 3:45 p.m. and proceeds east on 4th Street and will turn north (left) on Trade Street. The Parade continues on Trade Street to 7th Street.

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the I-40 Labor Day classic is this weekend.

Friday - the Fusion Show


-step show by the divine 9 from both schools


-fashion show


Saturday - football game


-WSSU Rams vs. NCA&T Aggies at Bowman Gray Stadium - Sat. Sept. 1 kick-off is at 6:00pm

Sunday - battle of the bands


- colleges: WSSU, NCA&T, Shaw, JCSU, ASU,

- high schools: Ben L. Smith, Parkland, Carver

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DASH Downtown on Friday September 7th for the DASH's second downtown open house. Spend the evening at downtown restaurants, bars, galleries and shops. Then head over to the roof of the Nissen building to see The Plaids 80's cover band.

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For the first time, the prestigous Cirque du Soleil is coming to Greensboro. Greensboro is only one of a hand full of tour cities in the US that is hosting Cirque du Soleil. The show begins Sept 19-23, 2007. The show will play to its 10,000,000th spectator during the five-day run.



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The Forsyth County Central Library will show three movies on climate change and fossil fuels used for energy:

Oct. 15

HBO documentary Too Hot Not to Handle

Oct. 22

Power Shift

Oct. 29


After the film, assistant city manager Martha Wheelock will answer questions on city efforts to be environmentally responsible.


7 pm

Library Auditorium

Foothills Group of the Sierra Club

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The Old Salem Fall Harvest has traditional activities for all ages, featuring hayrides, churning butter and making corn-husk dolls

9:30 am. to 4:30 pm.

Old Salem Museums and Gardens Visitor

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150 of the finest contemporary and traditional craftsmen in the southeast in a setting that allows shoppers to meet the crafts people, talk to them about their work, and view demonstrations of craft techniques.


Adults: $6.00

Seniors: $5.00

Students: $5.00

Weekend passes $10.00

Children under 12 free

"Members Only" Preview Party, Friday Nov. 17


Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm Sunday, noon to 5 pm

Benton Convention Center Twin City Quarter


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Winston-Salem Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony

Saturday, December 1st, 2007 at 5 p.m.

Come join the Winston-Salem Jaycees, the City of Winston-Salem, 10,000-15,000 of your closest friends and Santa for the 2007 Jaycee Holiday Parade. Also, don't forget to stick around for the Downtown W-S Partnership's Tree Lighting Ceremony following the parade at 6:30 pm in Corpening Plaza.

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major reality TV show rodeo event will take place at the Greensboro Coliseum

"The 2008 World’s Toughest Rodeo"

The event will feature 12 cowboys from New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Iowa, Louisiana, Wisconsin and Canada

Toughest Cowboy is a competition based reality television program that follows twelve cowboys as they compete for the Toughest Cowboy Championship and the deed to J

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Greensboro's downtown center-city park was featured on national TV today. It was on the PBS program Simple Living and the program showcased the park as well as Roy Caroll's Center Pointe condo across the street.


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Heavy Rebel 2008 is this weekend from July 4th to July 6th. Tickets are $35 a day or $90 for the entire weekend.



4:45 p.m. SouthPaw

5 p.m. Atomic Drops

5:30 p.m. Wink Keziah & Deluxe Motel

5:45 p.m. Blue Diablo

6 p.m. The Keepers

6:30 p.m. Pete Yorko

7 p.m. Drop Tops

7:30 p.m. Dead City Dealers

7:45 p.m. Kings of Hell

8 p.m. Gojira-X

8:30 p.m. Hick'ry Hawkins

8:45 p.m. Motorpsychos

9 p.m. Reverend D-Ray and the Shockers

9:30 p.m. Los Rudos

9:45 p.m. Blacklists Royals

10 p.m. the bo-stevens

10:30 p.m. Jimmy and the Teasers

10:45 p.m. Guitar Bomb

11 p.m. Crank County Daredevils

11:30 p.m. Lords of the Highway

12:00 a.m. Dexter Romweber and The New Romans


9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: HRW Car and Bike Show, Mud Wrestling

5 p.m. High Rollers

5:30 p.m. Bad Mothers

5:45 p.m. Mean Mean Man/Brass Knuckle Band

6 p.m. Filthy Rotten Sex Machine

6:30 p.m. Soul Reapin' 3

6:45 p.m. American Speedway

7 p.m. Joecephus/George Jonestown Massacre

7:30 p.m. TBA

7:45 p.m. Luxury Pusher

8 p.m. Mad Tea Party

8:30 p.m. Big Spank

8:45 p.m. The Butchers

9 p.m. Wet Wifebeater Contest

9:30 p.m. Designer Drugs

9:45 p.m. The Cheats

10 p.m. Speed Crazy

10:30 p.m. Uncle Scratch's Gospel Revival

10:45 p.m. Sasquatch and the Sickabillies

11 p.m. Red Hot Poker Dots

12 a.m. Rocket 88


2 p.m. Nanner Puddin' Eatin' and Beer Drinkin' Contest 2:30 p.m. The Black Knots

2:45 p.m. 220 Short

3 p.m. Adam the First Real Man

3:30 p.m. The Defilers

3:45 p.m. The Big Bad

4 p.m. Deadneks

4:30 p.m. The Flat Tires

4:45 p.m. TBA

5 p.m. Upright Bass Slapdown

5:30 p.m. Locke and Load

5:45 p.m. The Hottdamns

6 p.m. Crossroads Guitar Contest

6:30 p.m. Sandanistas

6:45 p.m. The Buzzards

7 p.m. Psycho Devilles

7:30 p.m. Matt Walsh

7:45 p.m. Lust

8 p.m. Killer Filler

8:30 p.m. The Straight 8's

8:45 p.m. Pee Wee Moore

9 p.m. Truckstop Preachers

9:30 p.m. BuzzKills

9:45 p.m. Billy Joe Winghead

10 p.m. 7 Shot Screamers

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