Arts

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.

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. 


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.


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.  


Photo by Scott Bigelow, UNC-Pembroke.

The state of North Carolina installed its newest poet laureate after some controversy swirled around the position last July. 


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