Arts

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.


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.


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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. 


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.


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.


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.


(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. 


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.

 


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. 


Winging It: Broadway's Next H!t Musical

Feb 21, 2015
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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