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Forsyth County Government and Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County will host Envision from 5 to 8 p.m. July 24 at Tanglewood Park, 4061 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, as part of the seventh annual Summer Parks Concert Series.

Founded in 1997 by Michael Thomas (Vocalist), Envision also includes Sylvania Wilder, Michelle Scales, Iris Daye and Charlene Legette, as well as Leroy Roberson (musical director) on bass, Herb Stephens on guitar, Vincent Crenshaw on keyboards and Matthew Parrish on drums, C. Michael Hinson on trombone, James Armstrong on trumpet and Chris Evernham on saxophone.

The group plays music from the ‘60s through the present, including R&B, beach, Motown, oldies, pop, dance, funk and jazz.

The event will feature free art activities and food trucks (Uptown Pizza, Smokin’ BBQ Chateau, Wutyasay, Brash Brownies and CC’s NY-Style Icee).

Gates open at 4 p.m.

Admission and parking are free. Guests should bring blankets or chairs and may bring a picnic. Water, beer and wine will be for sale. No outside alcohol is permitted.


Outdoor concerts

Summer outdoor concerts will continue with:

6 p.m. July 24: A Sign of the Times (jazz/R&B) at MUSEP at Gateway Gardens, 2924 E. Gate City Blvd. Food trucks: Scoop Zone and Hot Diggity Dog. Free, donations accepted. Food trucks on-site. Bring blankets, chairs, picnics.,

11:30 a.m. July 29: Lydia Pitt at Tunes @ Noon at LeBauer Park, 208 N. Davie St., Greensboro. Free. Bring or buy lunch. Food trucks on-site. 336-373-7533,

7 p.m. July 29: Room 42 (rock, country, blues) with food by rockin’ Moroccan (Mediterranean plates, burgers, vegetarian options) at Friday Flavors at Stonefield Cellars Winery, 8220 N.C. Hwy 68 N., Stokesdale. $10. Rain or shine. Bring chairs or reserve a table at 336-644-9908. Wine, beer, food for sale. No outside food or alcohol. No pets. 336-644-9908,

7 p.m. July 30: Ashley Virginia (indie-folk) at Saturday City Sunsets at Center City Park, 200 N. Elm St., Greensboro. Free. Bring blankets, chairs, picnics. Food trucks, brewery, crafts vendors on-site. 336-373-7533,

7 p.m. July 30: Camel City Yacht Club (soft rock) at Summer on Liberty at the intersection of Sixth and Liberty streets, Winston-Salem. Free. 336-354-1500,

6 p.m. July 31: Nu Blu (bluegrass) at MUSEP at Country Park Shelter 7, 3802 Jaycee Park Drive. Food trucks: Slush Rush and Sweet’s Turkey BBQ and Catering. Free, donations accepted. Food trucks on-site. Bring blankets, chairs, picnics.,

6:30 p.m. July 31: Donna Hughes & Friends (indie, folk) at Arts Splash at High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave., High Point. Free. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic dinners. No alcohol. 336-889-ARTS (2787),

Musical theater

Stained Glass Playhouse will present “Godspell” at 4401 Indiana Ave. in Winston-Salem.

In “Godspell,” a small group of people help Jesus Christ tell parables by using games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.

Performances will be at 8 p.m. July 29-30, Aug. 5-6 and 12-13; and 3 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 7 and 14.

Tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors and teachers and $12 for students at


Film grant

OUT at the Movies, Winston Salem’s International LGBTQIA+ Film Festival, has announced its inaugural Emerging Artist Film Grant.

This grant is intended to supplement the budget for an emerging LGBTQIA+ filmmaker in the creation of a film.

The winner will receive $5,000, along with access to a group of mentors from various disciplines within the film production world.

The winner will also get an all-access pass to attend the 2022 OATM Film Festival, which will take place Sept. 29-Oct. 2.

The first and second runners-up will also gain access to the mentorship, as well as passes to the 2022 OATM Film Festival.

All three winners will be given the chance to screen their finished films at the 2023 OUT at the Movies International Film Festival.

Applications will be accepted from any filmmaker or filmmaking team with a project that focuses on sharing the queer experience in documentary or narrative form.

OUT at the Movies works to share diverse experiences through film and build community in the process. OUT at the Movies will also award its annual scholarship to a queer student in the UNCSA School of Filmmaking.




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