Daily Beat: Sept. 22, 2015

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Devin Leonardi portrait by Amy Brakeman Livezey
Devin Leonardi portrait by Amy Brakeman Livezey

Today:

• The Downtown Winston-Salem Business Improvement District Advisory Committee meets in the Public Works Conference Room at City Hall, located at 101 N. Main St., at 9:30 a.m.

• The Transportation Advisory Committee in High Point meets at Parks & Recreation Administration, located at 136 Northpoint Ave., at 10 a.m.

• The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Planning Division holds a public meeting on proposed revisions to accessory dwelling provisions in the Unified Development Ordinance in the Public Meeting Room in the Bryce Stuart Municipal Building, located at 100 E. First St., at 3 p.m.

Tonight:

Michael Wakeford, assistant professor at UNC School of the Arts, discusses the paintings of Devin Leonardi at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem at 6 p.m.

• The Greensboro College Commission meets at the Cone Building, located at 1001 Fourth St., at 6 p.m.

• The High Point Planning & Zoning Commission meet in council chambers in the Municipal Building, located at 211 S. Hamilton St., at 6 p.m.

• The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Planning Department kicks off the Southeast Suburban Area Plan at Sedge Garden Recreation Center, located at 401 Robbins Road, at 6 p.m.

• The Washington Street Neighborhood Association meets in the Community & Neighborhood Development Center, located at 201 Fourth St., at 6 p.m.

The Anonymous People, a film about America’s addiction epidemic, screens at Behavioral Health Plaza Auditorium, located at 725 Highland Ave. in Winston-Salem, at 6:30 p.m.

• The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board meets in the media center at Philo-Hill Magnet Academy, located at 410 Haverhill St. in south Winston-Salem, at 6:30 p.m. Agenda here.

• When I was growing up in Kentucky in the mid-’80s, my uncle John brought the vinyl single of Buckwheat Zydeco’s “Don’t Mess With My Toot Toot” to our house. The music of south Louisiana travels far. Am I overstepping my bounds by saying that Louisiana and New Orleans exports the best music in the world? I feel like I’m on pretty safe ground here. Buckwheat raised the profile of zydeco, a rural, accordion-based style of music that blends Cajun, R&B and country, in the ’80s, as the first performer to land a major-label deal and then the first to start his own label. He’s still the king. Buckwheat plays the Blind Tiger at 8 p.m. as part of the 17 Days Festival.

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