Up & Coming Weekly

June 13, 2017

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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JUNE 14-20, 2017 UCW 21 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM t ra d e keyst ro ke s for p u tt i n g st ro ke s . Log on. Search some courses. Get the fun rolling. Fayetteville's CONCERT CONNECTION ANSTEAD'S TOBACCO CO. 320 N. McPherson Church Rd. 864-5705 • ansteads.com June 24 Blackwater Jazz Trio July 8 Guy Unger Band July 22 Reggie Codrington Aug. 5 Acoustic on the Rocks Aug. 19 Allan Smith & The Jazz Element LOUIE'S SPORTS PUB 2417 Robeson St. • 323-3373 June 16 Spank June 17 Dark Horse PADDY'S IRISH PUB 2606 Raeford Rd. • 568-5654 June 16 Koffin Kats June 30 Dueling Pianos THE CROWN COMPLEX 1960 Coliseum Dr. 438-4100 www.crowncomplexnc.com July 21 WWE Heatwave Oct. 19 PJ Masks Live! Oct. 20 ZZ Top THE DRUNK HORSE PUB 106 S. Eastern Blvd. • 835-8347 June 17 Headtrip Trauma June 21 Staying for the Weekend June 23 Brother Grey SPECIAL EVENTS Festival Park July 14 Fayetteville After 5: On the Border Aug.11 Fayetteville After 5: Kasey Tindall RAMADA PLAZA AT BORDEAUX Our CAFÉ BORDEAUX serves you hot breakfast and lunch daily. The place to meet for a quick breakfast or lunch at a great price. Top off your day with a relaxing dinner and drinks in our SPORTS BAR. We are your event venue to host 10 – 1,000 GUESTS. 33,000 SQ FEET of flexible meeting space. 1707 OWEN DRIVE | FAYETTEVILLE NC 28304 | 910.323.0111 10% OFF Your Next food order in our Café Bordeaux or Bordeaux Sports Bar. BOOK YOUR NEXT EVENT WITH US! Christian 107.3 loves new artists. We love beefing up our playlists, keeping them as fresh as possible — adding new music weekly, peppering in inde- pendent artists, all while playing the hits you know and love. Nestled among well-known artists is recently-debuted 17-year-old Tori Harper, based in Nashville,Tennessee. This singer/songwriter is exception- ally wise for such a young mind, as evident in her premier single, "After Dark." Her haunt- ingly sweet voice is matched with passion and vigor, pouring out wis- dom beyond her years as she lov- ingly offers com- fort and hope to a friend in need in this new tune. In September of last year, Tori's friend confided in her that his fam- ily discovered his sister was deal- ing with a severe eating disorder. Tori couldn't believe it. This girl she knew was so joyful and beautiful. How could someone who seemed so happy be living under such a heavy weight? Then it hit her. Her friend's pain was her pain. Tori had also been through dark times over the past couple of years, searching for acceptance and love. She had made some bad choices and found herself very hurt and in deep pain from rejection. "I just felt alone, like no one saw me — but, especially, I felt like God didn't see me," she said. "I knew He existed, and I believed He was working in other people's lives. I just felt like I'd come to this place where He didn't want to have anything to do with my life." That night, Tori got out her jour- nal and poured out her heart for her friend. She considered how we all wear masks, hiding the pain that's right beneath the surface. Tori's journal entry became the lyrics to "After Dark," where she compared what God said is true to the lies her friend believed about herself. Tori heard recently that her generation is one of the most stressed, anxiety-ridden, addicted genera- tions ever seen. She believes when lies and dark places cloud God's truth, we must speak the word of God over our lives and declare who He says we are — that He has cre- ated us uniquely in His image, and can help others to see the same in themselves. Tori wrote "After Dark" to remind her friend and herself that "There is life after sadness/There is hope after mad- ness/There is joy after a broken heart/ and there's light after the dark." Want to hear this song? Give us a call at (910) 764-1073 and make your request, or submit it online at Christian107.com. MUSIC Tori Harper Shines Light in Darkness by LAURA BOARTS LAURA BOARTS, Music Director, WCLN. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomingweekly.com. 910.484.6200

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