Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Summer 2019

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Summer 2019 23 PHILIP M. READ On the 50th anniversary of the summer of '69, Bryan Adams, who turned the phrase into a hit song in 1984, in May took to the stage at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh. children, Emily, 10, and 5-year-old Ainsley (also known as "Little Boo"), just 3 years ago in pursuit of "quality of life." "You can build here," he said one after- noon while sitting in downtown's Wake Forest CoŒee Company. "In L.A., there's a machine in it. You just have to 't in." His repertoire runs deep, with his music on such MTV reality shows as "Teen Mom," the ESPN awards, and elsewhere. "Pawn Stars. I'm on that," he said. "˜ere's music running from beginning to end." Here, his Act II includes teaching music at a Rolesville charter school and at Music Academy South in Wake Forest. "I don't do a lot of live gigs anymore. … I still play with Kaylin (Roberson) when she's in town," he said of the Carolina Music Award nominated pop artist who was on tap to perform at the Lincoln ˜eater in downtown Raleigh. Of course, ˜e Connells (including brother, David, who is a landscape artist these days) are still on the road — some- times, with back-to-back gigs this summer at the Fillmore in Charlotte followed by the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta. After all, they kicked oŒ their careers playing at the legendary Cameron Village Underground and achieved some rock-venue milestones back in the day, being the 'rst band — in 1991 — to headline at Raleigh's Walnut Creek amphitheater and, in 2010, the 'rst up at the opening of the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh. And they're remembered. Just a few weeks ago, Michael Connell said, he was in the midst of a worker comp case in Gastonia when the deputy commissioner, the equiva- lent of a judge, spoke about the hearing's length. "Mr. Connell," the hearing o¤cer said, "the next time you're down here and we have a three- or four-hour delay, would you please bring your guitar?" Back at Shrimp Mate, Uzzell, the few times he's not busy, might be spotted in his striped lounge chair, eating a fried §ounder Continued on Page 25 kk

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