Concerts slated

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Emma’s Revolution will hold a Standing on the Side of Love anti-Amendment One and “Revolutions Per Minute” CD release concert on May 3, 7 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wilmington, 4313 Lake Ave.

The duo are award-winning activist musicians and have sung out against injustice across the globe.

Tickets are $18, advance/$20, at the door/$15, student or low income and are available at the church.

The following day, they will head to Chapel Hill for another concert at Community Church of Chapel Hill, 106 Purefoy Rd.

Tickets are $18, advance/$20, at the door.

Additionally, Emma’s Revolution will play live on the air on “The State of Things” show with host Frank Stasio on WUNC 91.5 FM North Carolina Public Radio in Chapel Hill, 88.9 FM in Manteo and 90.9 FM in Rocky Mount on May 4 at 12 p.m. For those who are unable to listen to the show on air, can visit to listen online.

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Cyclist to pedal for HIV/AIDS awareness

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Beginning in May, John Powers, from Blairs, Va., will head out across the U.S. on a quest to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS and to raise money. This may be easy if he were in an automobile, but his mode of transportation he’s chosen is a bicycle.

The 3,000-mile trek on the TransAmerica Trail will end in San Francisco, Calif., about a month after he heads out. He’ll traverse North Carolina, from the coastal town to Charlotte and then over to the Boone and Asheville area before hitting Tennessee.

Not satisfied with this feat, he’ll also join the AIDS/LifeCycle from San Francisco to Los Angeles, Calif., on June 3. This seven-day, 545-mile ride will hopefully add to the coffers he hopes to collect. His goal is $5,000 for both trips and he wants to give to the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, reported.

His determination about this venture even led him to quit his job as a computer hardware salesman for Sealth Components.

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