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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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Local News
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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QCityMetro
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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Local News
9:13 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Evil Dead The Musical Comes To Charlotte

Credit http://www.evildeadthemusical.com/

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.


Charlotte Talks
10:09 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Once/Charlotte Classic Jazz Festival 2014

Credit www.blumenthalarts.org/events/detail/once

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Once, the musical performed at the Belk Theater this week, is a different kind of musical experience. For starters, you can go up on stage, order from the bar and mingle with the cast of this show in its Irish pub setting. Based on a movie, Once won eight Tony Awards and we meet one of the leads. Then, all about the Charlotte Classic Jazz Festival 2014. It's a new effort to make jazz more accessible in Charlotte. 

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Local News
9:21 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Charlotte Symphony CEO Discusses Good Financial News, Future Challenges

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will be celebrating more than its season-opening concerts this weekend. The Orchestra announced this week it finished the last fiscal year in the black for the first time since 2002. Charlotte Symphony president and CEO Bob Stickler says the Symphony is doing a better job of generating community support after years of relying too much on big donations from institutions like the Arts and Science Council. He spoke to WFAE's Duncan McFadyen.


QCityMetro
10:09 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Kenneth Carr: Back Home For The Sunset Jazz Festival

Kenny Carr

It’s been eight years since Charlotte-born jazz musician Kenneth "Kenny" Carr last played before a home crowd.

Not familiar with Carr?

Well, let’s start there.

“Charlotte has a lot of great musicians,” Carr said during a phone chat from his home in West New York, N.J. “However, Charlotte is the type of city where they actually grab other artists from someplace else.

“I can go to Europe, I can go to Budapest, I can go all over the world and people love and embrace me,” he continued. “But you go to Charlotte, you can barely get played on the radio.”

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Arts & Life
1:02 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

NoDa Is Charlotte's Arts District, But Where's The Art Gone?

North Davidson, or NoDa, is known as Charlotte’s arts district – but that reputation might not be deserved anymore. A lot has changed in the last decade. So where is Charlotte’s local arts scene going? Contributor Greg Lacour reports.


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Local News
10:06 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Pigs Race For Oreos At Cabarrus County Fair

Hammy Faye Bacon won a full Oreo cookie after winning first place in the Robinson's Racing Pigs event at the Cabarrus County Fair.
Tasnim Shamma

More than 80,000 visitors are expected to visit the Cabarrus County Fair this week. It's been an attraction in the county for more than 60 years. 

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