Arts

Arts
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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CAJA
1:34 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Ziad Rabie Talks About Jazz At The Bechtler And Music He Loves

For nearly five years Charlotte musician Ziad Rabie, above, and his jazz quartet have been featured musicians at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art's popular "Jazz at the Bechtler" monthly music series.
Credit Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

If you search online for the phrase “don’t like jazz,” you’ll come away with more than 55 million search results. Quiet as it’s kept, despite its uniquely American roots, jazz continues to confound a large segment of the American music audience.

Ziad Rabie, who for nearly five years has been the featured musician at the popular Jazz at the Bechtler series, knows this well. He has seen it firsthand, even among some of his friends and close associates.

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Arts
7:15 pm
Sun December 21, 2014

Saint Alban's Homeless Jesus Revisited

The Homeless Jesus sculpture by Timothy Schmalz.
Sarah Delia

Last February a church in Davidson added a new member to its congregation—  a life size sculpture of a homeless man asleep on a bench. Look closer and that figure, face covered and wrapped in a blanket, is Jesus, noted by the holes in his feet.


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Arts
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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Arts
10:01 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Speak Up Magazine: Giving A Voice To Charlotte's Homeless

Tom Costantini is a vendor for Speak Up Magazine. He waits for customers in Uptown.
Credit Sarah Delia

An organization in Charlotte is trying to help the homeless in a different way. Speak Up Magazine is a group that gives people living on the streets not just a job, but a chance to tell their story.


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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.


Local News
1:40 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

West Meck Students Get Lesson From Jazz Great

Wynton Marsalis instructs band members at West Meck Tuesday.
Greg Lacour

Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis was in town this week, but not just as a performer.
He was also a teacher.


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