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for Indy Week Vol. 32 Issue 52, Dec 2015
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If Governor Pat McCrory wins the upcoming election, it would leave the Republicans in total command of the three branches of state government. The only way the Democrats will get a say is by knocking out McCrory while also winning enough legislative seats to uphold gubernatorial vetoes by his Democratic replacement, either Attorney General Roy Cooper or Durham attorney Ken Spaulding.
INDY Week has some New Year’s resolutions to make the Triangle better. They resolve to take more advantage of Raleigh’s downtown activities, take the bus to work, eat at local farmers markets, rely less on smartphones and social media, abolish the ABC, and legalize weed.
For the last decade, Southern Rail, The Station and the Tiger Room have served as a microcosm along Carrboro’s Main Street. The venue, which was built around a set of abandoned train cars, has been devoted to hosting music and serving Southern cuisine and drinks. However, the venue faces possible closure as the owners struggle with tax debt.
Pierce Freelon is the bandleader of The Beast and a hip-hop artist in Durham. Freelon teamed up with Tarish Pipkins, a puppeteer known as Jeghetto, to recreate the classic Pinocchio tale using Afro-futurist hip hop opera and marionettes. Their production premiered at Duke’s Nasher Museum of Art.
Dex Romweber and Cool John Ferguson are musicians with fresh takes on old sounds such as Jimi Hendrix and Durham’s Roy House. The music duo has a style that combines blues, jazz, and psychedelic rock. They will be playing in Chapel Hill and Durham in January.