Arts & Culture
3:20 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Record Stores Prepare For A Rush From Vinyl Diehards

Lunchbox Records
Sarah Delia 90.7 WFAE

Saturday is a sort of national holiday for record collectors:  it’s Record Store Day. First held eight years ago, Record Store Day was created to boost traffic in local record stores with the release of special, limited items. The sorts of things record collectors geek out about, like different colored vinyl or reissues of obscure albums. WFAE’s resident record geeks, Marshall Terry and Sarah Delia stopped by Lunchbox Records in Charlotte to see how it’s preparing for the big day.

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Arts & Culture
6:03 am
Fri April 17, 2015

The Premiere Of The Charlotte Symphony's Plazacast

The Charlotte Symphony will premiere a free outdoor plazacast during its KnightSounds Series concert, A Night In New York.
Credit Charlotte Symphony

Friday and Saturday the Charlotte Symphony is trying something new. The symphony will perform its KnightSounds Series concert, A Night In New York inside the Knight Theater but also for the public outside. 

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Mint Museum Exhibit Explores Tattoo, Body Piercing And Nail Art As Fashion

Mask by artist Joji Kojima
Courtesy of the Mint Museum

Art museums are usually home to oil paintings or marble sculptures. But the Mint Museum in uptown Charlotte has a new exhibit in a very different form. The ‘Body Embellishment’ show pulls a variety of body piercings, tattoos, clothing design and even nail art into one exhibit.

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Arts & Culture
10:57 am
Fri April 10, 2015

UNC Charlotte Pops Up Mobile Arts Unit

Carlos Cruz and Jose Gamez.
Meg Whalen

A new venue for the arts is popping up this week in Charlotte. Unlike most theaters or performance halls this particular space will be on the go. 

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Arts & Culture
10:26 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Old-time Appalachian Band A Weekly Fixture In Hospital Lobby

The Local Tomatoes gather Saturday mornings in the lobby of Presbyterian Medical Center to play old-time Appalachian music.
Greg Lacour

Sisters Trish Bowen and Maureen King recently spent their Friday night and Saturday morning at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center. Their 87-year-old mother had fallen and cut her head.

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Arts & Culture
9:38 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Emily Zimmern Reflects On Her Time As The President Of The Levine Museum Of The New South

Credit Sean Busher

After 20 years as president of the Levine Museum of the New South, Emily Zimmern has decided to retire. She spoke with WFAE’s Sarah Delia about her tenure at one of Charlotte’s major arts institutions. She is scheduled to retire on November 1, 2015.

Arts & Culture
5:39 am
Wed April 1, 2015

NC Native Rhiannon Giddens Brings New Music To Charlotte

Credit Courtesy of Rhiannon Giddens.

Rhiannon  Giddens is best known as one of the founding members the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Now she’s stepped out on her own. Her debut solo album “Tomorrow Is My Turn” is a collection of songs that range from gospel to country and includes works made famous by Nina Simone, Dolly Parton, and Patsy Cline—just to name a few. She says she hopes the album will not only be enjoyable—but also an educational experience on American music.

Giddens performs tonight at the McGlohon Theater in Spirit Square.

Arts & Culture
8:39 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Rising Comic Star John Mulaney Comes To Charlotte

John Mulaney at PaleyFest 2014
Credit Dominick D - Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons -

John Mulaney is a rising young star in the comedy world.  The former Saturday Night Live writer recently created and starred in his own sitcom.  He’s now returned to touring the country doing standup and comes to Charlotte’s Knight Theater on Saturday.  He spoke to Morning Edition host Marshall Terry from the road. 

Arts & Culture
8:15 am
Mon March 16, 2015

'Halston And Warhol: Silver And Suede' At The Mint

Halston, by Andy Warhol, 1974.
Collection of The Andy Warhol Museum.

What do Liza Minnelli and Jackie O. have in common? At least two things. They were both subjects of Andy Warhol’s well known pop art. And they both wore designs by Roy Halston Frowick.

Now on view at the Mint is a traveling exhibit which showcases the marriage of art and fashion between Halston and Warhol and the friendship that came as a result.

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Arts & Culture
6:03 am
Fri March 13, 2015

African Children's Choir Performs In Charlotte

Lynne Dobson

The African Children's Choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief group dedicated to helping Africa's most vulnerable children. Part of that effort is organizing choirs which tour the United States. The 18 children performing this Sunday at the Arlington Baptist Church are all from Uganda. They range in age from 7 to 10. It’s a learning experience for the children, but also for the adults who travel with them.