Arts

Arts
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
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.

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Local News
10:01 am
Wed March 11, 2015

ASC Requests $2.3 Million From Meck County

Credit Sarah Delia

The Arts and Science Council requested $2.3 million from the Mecklenburg County Commission. The money would fund arts and science education programs. But some commissioners were not impressed with how the request was made. WFAE's Sarah Delia reports.


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Local News
3:46 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Bechtler Exhibit Features Matisse Art Books

"Le cow-boy" (The Cowboy), plate XIV of XX from "Jazz" by Henri Matisse, 1947.
Credit (c) 2015 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art has a new exhibit of art books by Henri Matisse. The French artist created a number of these books in the latter part of his life in the 1930s and 1940s. Bechtler Museum President and CEO John Boyer gave WFAE’s Duncan McFadyen a tour. 


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Arts
3:42 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

An Evening With Garrison Keillor In Charlotte

Credit Erik Hageness

Garrison Keillor is an American story teller, humorist, and the host of A Prairie Home Companion which has graced public radio airwaves since the 1970’s. He brings his one man show to the Belk Theater at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center this Sunday.

He spoke with WFAE’s Sarah Delia about his career in radio and upcoming performance.

 


Arts
9:45 am
Thu March 5, 2015

A Conversation With Mary Chapin Carpenter

Credit Photo by Russ Harrington.

Grammy Award winning singer song-writer, Mary Chapin Carpenter is coming to Charlotte. Carpenter’s impressive career includes an induction to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. She’s also been named the Country Music Association female Vocalist of the Year not once, but three times. This Saturday, she pairs up with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra to perform old favorites in a different way.

She spoke to WFAE’s Sarah Delia about the upcoming performance and album that inspired it. 


Charlotte Viewpoint
5:20 pm
Sat February 21, 2015

Winging It: Broadway's Next H!t Musical

Members of Broadway's Next H!t Musical improv a new production every night.
Credit James Shubinsky

Theater and music lovers venturing into Davidson College's Duke Family Theater on Tuesday, Feb. 24, are advised to check their inner adult at the door. A sense of play and a giddy embrace of the unknown are encouraged when New York City maestros of improvisation, Broadway's Next H!t Musical, take the stage. In return, the audience is guaranteed a show they've never seen, plus songs they've never heard — that's because the quick-witted troupe is making it up as they go along.

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Arts
12:29 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Charlotte Artist's Work Gives Voice To Latinos Stuck In Immigration Policy Battle

Rosalia Torres-Weiner applies a brushstroke to a painting that represents American deportation of undocumented Latino immigrants.
Greg Lacour

In her 20 years in Charlotte, Rosalia Torres-Weiner has raised two children, worked as a flight attendant, and run a successful mural painting business. As the political fight over immigration policy continues in Washington and in the courts, Torres-Weiner is using her work to give a voice to local Latino immigrants caught in the middle. 


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Arts
6:12 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Khalid Hill: Storytelling Through Tap Dancing

Credit Courtesy of Khalid Hill.

Khalid Hill is a professional dancer who lives and teaches tap dancing in New York. This week he’s an artist in residence at UNC Charlotte and he’s performing multiple times throughout his stay. Hill says tap dancing is more than a performance; it’s storytelling with a beat.


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Arts
11:00 am
Fri February 13, 2015

The Confidence To Bare (Almost) All

Deana Pendragon aka Big Mamma D. up on stage
Dennis Edwards

What does the Muppet Show and burlesque have in common? More than you might think. They both have roots in Vaudeville theater. Both have a combination of dance, theater, and humor, although burlesque definitely has more…skin. In Charlotte, one burlesque troupe has a growing audience. But the cast isn’t made up of professionals, they’re individuals dedicated to learning the craft.  


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