9:18 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Selma To Montgomery: The March For The Right To Vote

Barney Offerman standing in front of photographs by Spider Martin. He was present during Dr. King's speech pictured.
Sarah Delia

Throughout the Civil Rights Movement photographers played a key role in showing the violence and brutality experienced by those trying to desegregate the south.

Spider Martin of The Birmingham News was one of those photographers who documented the movement. A traveling exhibit of his work from the Birmingham Civil Rights InstituteSelma to Montgomery: The March for the Right to Vote” is on display at the Levine Museum of the New South. WFAE’s Sarah Delia visited the exhibit and spoke to one Charlotte resident who has a personal connection to Martin’s work.

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11:08 am
Thu January 15, 2015

What's The Panama Canal Have To Do With Charlotte? Mint Museum Explains

Jon Stuhlman gives a tour of the Panama Canal exhibit at the Mint Museum Uptown.
Credit Michael Tomsic

Art, the Panama Canal and the Charlotte economy intersected at the Mint Museum Uptown on Wednesday night. The museum’s exhibit featuring paintings of the canal’s construction 100 years ago served as a backdrop for a discussion of Charlotte’s role in the global shipping industry – and how that role is growing.

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11:03 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Othalie Graham Returns To Charlotte In Opera Carolina's Production Of 'Turandot'

Othalie Graham

Othalie Graham loves to the tell the story of how, as a teen growing up in Brampton, Ontario, an unlikely meeting with legendary soprano Leontyne Price all but cemented her own future path into the international musical arena and the operatic stage.

“Growing up in Canada, I didn’t have much exposure to opera, let alone black performers,” said Graham, in Charlotte performing the title role of Turandot in Opera Carolina’s current production. My father learned of Price performing with the Toronto Symphony and arranged for me and my mother to go.

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11:11 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Almost, Maine Goes On Without School Support

Like most high school theater departments this fall, the students of Maiden High School in Catawba County had a big decision to make: what play they’d produce in the new school year. The play they picked was Almost, Maine—and that’s when the real drama started.

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4:43 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

The Bechtler Muesum Of Modern Art Recieves $350,000 Grant

Bechtler President and CEO John Boyer.
Credit The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Good news came in the form of grant money to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Wednesday. The museum has received the largest grant from a corporate donor in its five-year history. 

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6:06 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical

One of the featured trailers.
George Hendricks

The Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte has been around for over 24 years. And it’s now in the middle of the best selling show in its history, “The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical.”

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11:31 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

NC Humanities Council Moves To Charlotte

The NCHC will soon call Uptown home.
Credit North Carolina Humanities Council

The North Carolina Humanities Council will move its headquarters to Charlotte early next year hoping to grow relationships with more arts organizations in the state. 


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Charlotte Talks
12:09 am
Mon November 10, 2014

'A Love Supreme' / Paul And Jesus: How The Apostle Transformed Christianity

‘Glamour’ by Robert Mars with Jay West photo courtesy of Harvey B. Gantt

Monday, November 10, 2014

A conversation with two artists involved in an exhibit at the Harvey B. Gantt Center. "A Love Supreme," features portraits of African-American icons, including Muhammad Ali, Lena Horne, John Coltrane and Michael Jackson at the height of their careers. Then, Dr. James Tabor sheds more light on the Apostle Paul whose philosophy, he says, plays a role in almost everything we think about everything. 

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4:17 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Step Afrika! Returns To Children's Theatre

The Step Africa! dance troupe got its start 20 years ago in Soweto, South Africa, when American C. Brian Williams founded a cultural festival there that celebrated traditional African American stepping tradition.
Credit Step Afrika!

It’s been 20 years since C. Brian Williams, an American, founded Step Afrika! in the dusty township of Soweto, South Africa. In the two decades since, he has taken the African American art form of stepping to diverse audiences around the globe.

On Nov. 7 and 8, Williams will bring his Washington, D.C.-based dance company to Children’s Theatre of Charlotte for three performances. It will be the troupe’s third stop there in four years.

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9:13 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Evil Dead The Musical Comes To Charlotte


On this Halloween we’re going to look at a musical adaptation of Evil Dead, a much loved cult horror film.  The film Evil Dead, which came out in the early 80s, is about a group of teenagers who unleash an evil force while at a cabin in the woods.  The movie spawned two sequels and launched the career of B-actor Bruce Campbell.  Evil Dead the Musical is coming to Charlotte on November 11 in Knight Theater.    Christopher Bond is the co-creator and co-composer.  He’s also the director, and he joins us now.