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8:00 am
Sat December 21, 2013

Confessions Of A Music Snob

Nobody likes a music snob. Sometimes they can come off as bullies, like the music clerk played by Jack Black in High Fidelity. WFAE’s Morning Edition host Kevin Kniestedt doesn’t think he’s that bad, but realizes that he may share some characteristics.


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Music
9:37 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Charlotte Pianist Finds Success With Versatility And The Internet

Charlotte pianist Chad Lawson might be best known for his jazz album Dear Dorothy: The Oz Sessions, which was featured in television shows, movies, and commercials. More recently, he has been releasing classical recordings. Tonight he will be performing the holiday music of Vince Guaraldi in Charlotte. Chad Lawson joined us this morning.


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CAJA
12:17 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Charlotte Duo's Electronic Music Gets Recognition

Software called "Reason" is a popular program for producing electronic dance music.
Alexia Gyorody WFAE

Technology is always evolving and spurring something new. Music is one example. Go to a trendy nightclub uptown, and it’s there’s a good chance you’ll hear electronic dance music. WFAE’s Alexia Gyorody gives us a glimpse into electronic dance music through this profile of two Charlotte artists known as StylesNComplete.


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Arts & Life
10:50 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Making Art 'Pop' On Highway Billboards

Monique Luck used pieces of paper, lace, glass beads and acrylic paint to create this piece called, 'I see my daughters'. Luck says she spent about 50 hours over the last few months working on this piece. It's inspired by a photo of one of her sisters. When her mother saw the photo she said, 'I see my daughters'.
Credit Monique Luck

Sometimes highway billboards are an eyesore. But the Arts and Science Council and a group called ArtPop are trying to change that by placing the work of 20 local artists on billboards. Fifteen have already been chosen. And this week, the public can vote on the last five artists. 


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Arts & Life
10:12 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

'Sacrificial Poets' Teach Students How To Spit Poetry

Starr Seward, the Sacrificial Poets’ Program Coordinator, writes down 'problems of the world' on the whiteboard.
Tasnim Shamma

Spoken word poetry is about dramatic storytelling. A Raleigh performance poetry group called Sacrificial Poets is performing at UNC Charlotte this weekend. They're in town for a three-day residency that involves teaching college students and visiting some local schools to teach them about the art of busting a rhyme.

Sacrificial Poets artist director Kane "Novakane" Smego, starts off the class with a piece about growing up in Durham with a single mother.  

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CAJA
5:43 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

'Bad Grandpa' Participants Get Their Own Red Carpet Party In Charlotte

Members of Guardians of the Children and local pageant particpants pose for pictures at the "Bad Grandpa" red carpet party.
Craig Elmore WFAE

This past Saturday the Studio Movie Grill at the Epicenter threw a party for the locals who appeared in the movie Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.  The hit film stars Johnny Knoxville as Irving Zisman, an 86-year-old man who takes his 8-year-old grandson to North Carolina to see his father.  This is the latest film in the Jackass series, all of which use hidden cameras to play pranks on real people. Much of Bad Grandpa was filmed in the Charlotte area.

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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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