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Whitney Ayres Kenerly

Writer, Blogger and Journalist

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"If I'm going to sing like someone else, then I don't need to sing at all." - Billie Holiday

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C-VILLE Weekly
03/29/2017
K&F: Time for brunch: Sweet or savory, we're on board for both

Charlottesville chefs love to put their own spins on a brunch basic Eggs Benedict unites a crisp English muffin, savory Canadian bacon, decadent hollandaise sauce and two fluffy clouds of poached egg. No one knows for certain who first dreamed up this bedrock of the respectable brunch menu.

C-VILLE Weekly
01/19/2017
How sweet it is: Five cakes we love

Among the many details you'll have to decide on when it comes to your wedding day, there's one important one that should never be overlooked: cake! From bold color to deceptively simple, here are a few local choices we're digging (into).

Yesweekly
07/03/2014
HISTORIC CHARACTER

Walking About Westerwood Tour of Homes [email protected] Q uestions about a strange door leading from the formal dining room out onto steps of a driveway prompted a young docent in the 1923 home to explain, "it was originally for women being dropped off by carriages."

Yesweekly
07/03/2014
Maya Angelou: The Phenomenal Woman Who Helped Shape Me

For someone as beloved and prominent as Maya Angelou, it's amazing that her depictions of childhood loneliness are what made her so dear to me. I saw the imagination, dreams and fear within the image of the young, mute version of Angelou in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and found the kindred spirit of all young female writers.

Yesweekly
07/03/2014
KOSHARY

KOSHARY, The brightly colored restaurant is decorated to look like an apartment community in Cairo during a celebration. The high ceilings are draped with rich, red fabric streamers, and intricately carved chairs, metallic lanterns, and a clothesline with a rainbow of tunics add to the playful atmosphere.

Newraleigh
06/07/2011
The Tin Men: A Night with Future Islands

After a bewitching opening set at Cat's Cradle Wednesday night, I mentioned to Future Island's charismatic lead singer, Sam Herring, "I think you were a thespian in a past life." He gently smiled and responded, "I think I'm one in this life."

Newraleigh
07/14/2011
Wizard Rock: A Muggle's Perspective

Like the Harry Potter books and films, Wizard Rock-a form of music with lyrics based on the series-has an extremely devoted following. I personally discovered this after attending a concert by The Remus Lupins at Cameron Village Library.

Yesweekly
08/13/2014
CHEESE, PLEASE!

Based in a 200-year-old log farmhouse in rural Ran- dolph County, The Goat Lady was started by Ginnie Tate as a hobby farm in 1984 before the artisan trend came along. The Goat Lady is now one of the oldest and biggest regional artisan dairies in the Sout

Yesweekly
08/13/2014
REVOLUTION EVOLUTION

South side of Revolution Mill under renovation [email protected] | @YesWeekWhitney An iconic structure from Greensboro's past as a textile empire continues its renovation for a second life as a mixed used complex. Revolution Mill is part of a nearly two million square foot campus hidden away just blocks from State Street and Greensboro County Club.

Yesweekly
08/13/2014
BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN

Brothers find inspiration in shattered pottery and lost cities [email protected] | @YesWeekWhitney After brothers Brad and Bryan Caviness lost nearly 300 pottery pieces to a terrible incident with a misfired kiln, they drew inspiration from buildings that had been lost during some of history's major wars.

Yesweekly
10/08/2014
Residential Pardon

Damaged College Hill home gets a second chance [email protected] @YesWeekWhitney The most dilapidated house in College Hill is about to become the crown jewel of the neighborhood. Located at 919 Spring Garden Street near UNCG, the historic home dates back to 1907.