Theater en On Q Performing Arts Receives Grant That Will Double Its Budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte's only African-American theater company, On Q, has received a $105,000 grant f</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">rom the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">that will more than double its budget.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:23:58 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 55150 at Carolina Actors Studio Theatre Will Close This Month <p>After more than two decades in Charlotte, the Carolina Actors Studio Theatre is shutting down because of declining ticket sales and continuing financial challenges.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:02:09 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 53278 at Carolina Actors Studio Theatre Will Close This Month First Lady Calls Angelou 'a great spirit' <p>Family, friends and fans remembered poet and teacher Maya Angelou as an important influence on Saturday in Winston-Salem. At a memorial service at Wake Forest University’s Wait Chapel,&nbsp; First lady Michelle Obama called Angelou “one of the greatest spirits the world has ever known.” &nbsp;</p><p>Obama said Angelou’s words have sustained her on every step of her journey.&nbsp; “She knew our hope, our pain, our ambition, our fear, our anger, our shame. And she assured us that despite it all---in fact because of it all---we were good," Obama said.</p> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 13:50:32 +0000 David Boraks 52511 at $800K Renovation Set For Belk Theater Ladies Room <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Theater-going ladies will rejoice at an $800,000 restroom renovation on the city council's agenda Monday night.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 05:31:09 +0000 Julie Rose 37992 at $800K Renovation Set For Belk Theater Ladies Room Ethan Uslan And I Love Lucy <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Part One: Ragtime Piano Player Ethan Uslan. </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ethan </span>Uslan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a throwback musician with a modern mission. Ethan plays old time ragtime piano tunes and he also provides a live score for silent movies. Ethan's music and film tastes are from yesteryear but he's on a mission to bring this sound and style to modern audiences. </span>Uslan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the subject of a new documentary film and he has concerts scheduled throughout the area. Ethan </span>Uslan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> comes back for another music filled visit, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 32847 at Ethan Uslan And I Love Lucy Broadway Honors 'The Lost Colony' With Tony <p>One of the longest-running outdoor dramas in the country, <em>The Lost Colony</em>, has won a Tony Honor for <a href="" target="_blank">excellence in theatre</a>. It's a first for North Carolina. This summer, the show enters its 76<sup>th</sup> season in Manteo, which is part of the Outer Banks.</p><p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 21:02:20 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 29092 at Broadway Honors 'The Lost Colony' With Tony 'Me And Jezebel' And 'BUSK!' <p><strong>Part One: Queen City Theatre Co.'s <em>Me and Jezebel</em>. </strong>We've all had a houseguest who overstayed their welcome. Most do so for a matter of minutes or hours. Hollywood superstar overstayed her welcome by 32 days! Author Elizabeth Fuller met Bette Davis in 1985 and offered to let Ms. Davis stay in her home while there was a hotel strike raging in New York City. Over a month later, Davis finally left but her legacy continued as Ms. Fuller wrote a popular book about the experience. That book is now a play and Queen City Theatre is presenting it. We'll learn more when Charlotte Talks. Fri, 10 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 26865 at 'Me And Jezebel' And 'BUSK!' Michael Graves, F.O.O.D. Conference And Blumenthal's New Season <p><strong>Part One: Michael Graves And F.O.O.D. Conference. </strong>A celebration and discussion of good design is heading to Charlotte this week. The F.O.O.D. Conference at the Mint Museum (FOOD standing for Food, Objects, Objectives, Design) will host writers, historians, chefs and designers to speak about objects we use to prepare, cook and present food. Among the experts is Michael Graves, perhaps best known for his accessible Target product line. He'll join us to talk about how he works to combine function and style in his designs and we'll also hear about the Mint Museum's exhibition, which is also called F.O.O.D., when Charlotte Talks.</p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 25839 at Michael Graves, F.O.O.D. Conference And Blumenthal's New Season Southern Spring Show And FELA! <p><strong>Part One: Southern Spring Home And Garden Show. </strong>Earlier this month, the groundhog told us that spring is on its way, but if there were any question about that, the approach of the annual Southern Spring Home and Garden Show in Charlotte would have confirm that spring is almost here. We'll be joined by Joan Zimmerman, co-founder of Southern Shows, the company that puts on the Southern Spring Home and Garden Show, along with son David who is the president of that company to talk about why consumer shows are still so popular with attendees, and about the difference between consumer shows and retail stores, not only for the consumer but for the vendors. And we'll also be joined by one of the headlining garden expert who will give us some tidbits to get us ready for spring planting. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 21932 at Southern Spring Show And FELA! OverMountain Men And The Elaborate Entrance Of Chad Deity <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During the first half of our show we welcome back Bob Crawford and David Childers. Bob is the bass player for the </span>Avett<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Brothers but he and David have formed their own band called </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">OverMountain Men</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. We'll take a listen to what they are up to and then we make way for </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. It's the latest show at Carolina Actors Studio&nbsp;</span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and it examines the wild world of Pro Wrestling. It's music and body slams when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 21521 at OverMountain Men And The Elaborate Entrance Of Chad Deity