FINDING A SOLUTION: Environmental advocate launches Plaine Products to cleanse ourselves of plastic

Originally published in encore magazine, March 3, 2020 In February Wilmingtonian Lindsey McCoy documented her journey with Exxpedition, an ongoing two-year plastic exploration by sailboat across the world’s oceans. Led by ocean advocate Emily Penn, who founded Exxpedition in 2014, the 2019-2021 venture is broken up into 30 voyages starting and ending in the United Kingdom. McCoy is among 300 women (selected from 10,000 applicants) … Continue reading FINDING A SOLUTION: Environmental advocate launches Plaine Products to cleanse ourselves of plastic

VISUAL POETICS: G Yamazawa joins Shirlette Ammons and Kid Ethnic for Cucalorus’ Visual/Sound/Walls

“I actually came up and was raised by the poetry community in Durham and North Carolina,” says poet and emcee George Masao Yamazawa Jr., a.k.a. G Yamazawa. “So I can kind of speak a little bit more toward  that community, as opposed to the music community. There’s a lot of intersections but it’s just a very tight-knit, family-oriented experience.” Now living in Los Angeles, Yamazawa … Continue reading VISUAL POETICS: G Yamazawa joins Shirlette Ammons and Kid Ethnic for Cucalorus’ Visual/Sound/Walls

ALONG FOR THE RIDE: Justin Lacy debuts ‘Weeds’ stop-motion music video

Justin Lacy gets to play with his dream band Thursday at Bourgie Nights: a 10-piece folk ensemble,  made up of LaRaisha DiEvelyn Dionne (vocals), Hillary Flowers (cello), Billy Heathen (mandolin), Jon Hill (drums), Annie Jewell (violin), Nick “Bear” Loeber (bass), Farrah Roberts (vocals), Brent Trubia (viola), and Laura York (clarinet, bass clarinet). “I can’t overstate how amazing it is to play with these musicians live,” … Continue reading ALONG FOR THE RIDE: Justin Lacy debuts ‘Weeds’ stop-motion music video

POURING ACROSS ILM: NEW YEAR, NEW WINE CLUB ON THE HORIZON

The dawn of a new year often comes with the birth of new beginnings—and new businesses. Pouring across the Port City in 2015 is A Tasting Room, a local online wine club with a similar structure as Total Wine & More but on a much smaller scale. Michael Bevacqua and Anthony Palermo’s concept offers unique and small-production wines delivered right to members’ doorsteps. Bevacqua and … Continue reading POURING ACROSS ILM: NEW YEAR, NEW WINE CLUB ON THE HORIZON

Our Bluegrass Brothers

TONIGHT’S SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO BROOKLYN ARTS CENTER It’s hard to imagine bluegrass being embraced and even thriving outside its original Appalachian upbringing. Yet, Yonder Mountain String Band, founded more than a decade ago by a few of our Yankee brothers, help expand the genre with progressive and inventive mixtures of rock. The latest testament to their craft comes with the release of “YMSB … Continue reading Our Bluegrass Brothers