Arts

CAJA
9:30 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Charlotte Artist Injects Magic, Chaos Into Getting Dressed

Joseph Herscher lifts his foot to put on his shoe right as a huge clock rolls under his leg as he performs The Dresser.
McColl Center for Visual Art

Getting dressed can be pretty boring. But an artist in Charlotte turned it into a funny, machine-driven and excessively complicated task over the weekend. Joseph Herscher debuted his first live exhibition in the United States at the McColl Center for Visual Art.


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CAJA
5:12 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

1968 On Display At Bechtler

Since August, the Bechtler Museum uptown has had the exhibition Modernism in Changing Times: Works From 1968.  In the collection, 1968 represents a blend of media, objective, style, nationality and scale.  101 works of sculpture, paintings, prints, artist books and textiles are featured.  It touches on some of the major art movements of 1968. 

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Music
11:16 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Kat Robichaud Brings 'The Music In Her' To 'The Voice'

If you watch the popular reality television singing competition, The Voice, on NBC, you may be familiar with the voice of Kat Robichaud. She's got a lots of music in her. The Concord, North Carolina native is competing to win $100,000 and a record deal. She joined us from Los Angeles by phone.


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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Creator Of Phineas And Ferb & Moving Poets Return To Charlotte

Dan Povenmire stopped by the studio this morning to talk about the hit kids TV show Phineas and Ferb. He's the creator of the show and the evil voice behind Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
Wendy Herkey

Part One: Dan Povenmire of Phineas and Ferb. Dan Povenmire may not be a household name but his creation, Phineas and Ferb, is one of the most popular kids shows on television. Povenmire lends his artistry, writing and voice talent to the show. The longtime cartoonist has a crazy sense of humor but he is coming to town for a more serious reason. His yet to be born nephew has a serious and rare disease. Dan’s sister lives here in Charlotte and he’s coming to town to help her promote awareness for this challenging condition. We’ll share some laughs, and explore a little known but important children’s health issue.

Guests
Dan Povenmire
- Creator of Phineas and Ferb television show
Dr. Tiana Povenmire-Kirk - Mother of son with HLHS, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

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Local News
1:31 am
Mon October 28, 2013

$800K Renovation Set For Belk Theater Ladies Room

The ladies' room at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center's Belk Theater is slated to double in size with an $800,000 renovation.
Credit blumenthalarts.org

  Theater-going ladies will rejoice at an $800,000 restroom renovation on the city council's agenda Monday night.


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CAJA
2:01 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

15 Short Film Festival Impresses

15 Short Film Festival attendes at the Evening Muse in NoDa.
Craig Elmore

The 2013 15 Short Film Festival was held this past Sunday at the Evening Muse in NoDa.  More than 1,500 short films (films 15 minutes or less) were submitted from around the world.  Of them, 28 were selected. Craig Elmore wrote  this review for WFAE as part of the Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance:

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Local News
8:37 am
Sat October 12, 2013

High-Wire Artists Nik And Lijana Wallenda Prepare To Cross Charlotte Motor Speedway

Nik Wallenda crossing the inner harbor in Baltimore, Maryland
Credit spike55151 / flickr

;If you’re going the Bank of America 500, you don’t have to wait for the green flag for the suspense to begin.

You may be familiar with Nik Wallenda as the guy who crossed Niagara Falls on a high wire a few years ago.

Tonight (Saturday), he and his sister Lijana will cross the race track at Charlotte Motor Speedway on a tightrope that’s 140-feet high and 500 feet long.

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Photography
10:07 am
Tue October 8, 2013

The Light Factory To Suspend Operations

Photography students from The Light Factory stand at the edge to take photos during a night class of the Charlotte skyline.
Credit MichaelKuhn/Flickr

Charlotte’s Light Factory museum celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. Now it’s closing its doors, at least temporarily.

The museum of photography and film announced Monday it’s suspending operations.

Board chairman Jeff Wise say revenue has dropped 30 percent in the last three years. He says the museum needs time to reorganize.

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Music
11:37 am
Wed October 2, 2013

The Life And Music Of Trumpet Legend Arturo Sandoval

Jazz trumpet master Arturo Sandoval comes to Charlotte Thursday evening at McGlohan Theater. Sandoval is the winner of nine Grammy awards, but will receive his biggest award next month – the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


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Local News
12:31 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Warren-Green Opens Charlotte Symphony Season With Music That Has A Personal Connection

Christopher Warren-Green rehearses with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.
Credit Duncan McFadyen / WFAE

The musicians of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra are practicing one more time this morning before they kick off another season of performances. Tonight and tomorrow night at the Belk Theater, they’ll be playing several well-known pieces of classical music, including “The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra” by 20th Century British composer Benjamin Britten. The orchestra’s music director, Christopher Warren-Green, chose the piece in part because Britten would’ve turned 100 this fall. But, as WFAE’s Duncan McFadyen reports, Warren-Green has a special connection to the composer.

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