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  • March 16, 2020
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Arts Council Statement on Coronavirus

Notice of Temporary Closure of Public Venues March 16, 2020           To join with the broader community in responding appropriately to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County will temporarily close, to public access, the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts (“Rhodes Center”) and the Hanesbrands Theatre, beginning Tuesday, March 17, until further notice.  All previously scheduled performances, exhibitions and other events at these venues have been cancelled or postponed. The Rhodes Center includes the Sawtooth School for Visual Arts and Coffee Park, as well as The Arts Council’s own Reynolds Place Theatre, Mountcastle Forum/Theatre, Arboreal Gallery, Community Arts Gift Shop andEvery Corner Gallery.The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic are disruptive
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  • March 13, 2020
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Piedmont Wind Symphony cancels upcoming “Road to Freedom” concert

The Piedmont Wind Symphony prioritizes the health and welfare of our patrons, musicians, staff, and larger community.  Due to the ongoing outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, and given the recent recommendations by Gov. Roy Cooper and public health officials to avoid gatherings of more than 100 people, Piedmont Wind Symphony has decided to cancel the upcoming Road to Freedom concert scheduled for March 28th.Ticket buyers have two options—you can request a refund by contacting the Stevens Center Box Office, or you can donate the value of your purchase to the Piedmont Wind Symphony.  Given the anticipated adverse impact of the
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  • March 13, 2020
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Statement from RiverRun International Film Festival

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (MARCH 13, 2020)—RiverRun International Film Festival is committed to the health and safety of our attendees, volunteers, staff, and community.  The widespread health concern about COVID-19 is a reminder of the global nature of our daily lives and interactions.  Given the latest news and the request to not convene groups over 100, we must announce the cancellation of the 2020 RiverRun International Film Festival.  While we will greatly miss seeing everyone come together to celebrate the diverse global stories reflected in our films, we place a greater priority on the wellbeing of our constituents. Once it is safe
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  • March 13, 2020
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a/perture cinema Announcement Concerning COVID-19

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (MARCH 13, 2020) In our desire to do everything we can to keep our community healthy, a/perture cinema will be closing today Friday, March 13 through at least April 3 and until we know that it is safe to gather audiences together for the art of film.  All scheduled special event programming and regular film screenings during this time is now canceled or postponed. This decision has been reached after much deliberation and in acknowledgement of a/perture cinema’s place as a community destination for film. Despite having recently implemented increased sanitation and other precautionary measures, a/perture believes the best course of action at this time is a temporary closure. By voluntarily closing
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  • March 13, 2020
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2020 Piedmont Plus Senior Games and SilverArts update (Opening Ceremony rescheduled)

In light of the continued conversations surrounding the fluidity of COVID-19 we are rescheduling the 2020 Piedmont Plus Senior Games and SilverArts Opening Ceremony. We will no longer host the opening ceremony event on Friday, April 3, but will rather offer a closing celebration of the games and arts on Friday, May 29 at Calvary Baptist Church. Our current plans are to move forward with the 2020 events as scheduled, BUT we will make additional decisions as we approach the first events (the 10K run and 5K race walk on Saturday, April 4). We will continue to communicate via email and
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  • March 13, 2020
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Winston-Salem Dash Statement Regarding 2020 Season

As a community and as a nation we are tackling an unprecedented situation. Sports leagues and organizations across the country have taken proactive steps to ensure the safety of fans, staff and players. We are in full support of the following measure that Minor League Baseball announced yesterday: “In light of the current coronavirus outbreak, and after consultation with medical professionals and our partners at Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball will delay the start of the 2020 Championship Season. We will continue to monitor the developments and will announce additional information about the 2020 season at a later date.
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  • March 13, 2020
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Community Band Concert cancelled (this Sunday 3/15)

In light of the continued conversations surrounding the fluidity of COVID-19, the City of Winston-Salem is postponing this Sunday, March 15’s Community Band Concert. We look forward to a great concert at Miller Park on May 3.


  • March 13, 2020
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Watch RJR High School’s Production of “Into the Woods” Online

RJ Reynolds High School’s spring musical production of “Into the Woods” was scheduled to perform Thursday March 12th through Saturday March 14th at RJ Reynolds Auditorium. Due to concerns about the spreading of COVID-19, WSFCS is not allowing an audience into the auditorium for the performance. Re-scheduling the performance was simply not an option. Instead, the staff has decided to create a “virtual experience” via live stream and video, in order to share the work with the public that many students have been working tirelessly on for months.Stephen Sondheim’s most famous musical, “Into the Woods” combines multiple well known fairy
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  • March 13, 2020
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Piedmont Opera Cancels Production

Piedmont Opera always considers its patrons in every decision it makes, and today, it makes one that concerns your physical health. Yesterday, both North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and Allen Joines, The Mayor of Winston-Salem, advised against gatherings of more than 100 people in an effort to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus. With this in mind, we must announce that we are cancelling our performances of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. As we approached this decision, we examined all other possibilities. We spoke with Concord Theatricals, who holds the performing rights to The King and I,
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  • March 1, 2020
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RIVERRUN ANNOUNCES 2020 FILM LINEUP

‘Military Wives’ & ‘He Dreams of Giants’ to Open, Spotlight on Rod Serling WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (FEBRUARY 28, 2020) – The RiverRun International Film Festival today announced the full lineup of films for the 22nd anniversary Festival, running March 26 – April 5, 2020. This year RiverRun will screen 173 films, including 77 features and 96 shorts from 42 countries. “RiverRun has emerged as one of the region’s most-anticipated annual film festivals since our first festival in 1998,” RiverRun executive director Rob Davis said. “We work very hard every year to curate a festival line-up that includes films with appeal to
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