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Charlotteans’ creative energy is shaking off the damp and cold of winter with four great events this weekend. Ranging from aerial dance triumphs to artist lectures and contemporary choreography to creative conversations there is something to interest everyone. So get in swing with spring and check out one of these events: The Department of Dance […]

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The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s Pop Series (CSO) once again brings great talent and new collaborative performances to Charlotte. On Friday, March 23, Natalie Merchant will perform with the Symphony at 8 p.m. in the Belk Theater. Merchant is well known for her alternative sound through her solo career with early albums like “Tigerlily,” and her music […]

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“Favelas: Architecture of Survival” opened this past weekend at University of North Carolina Charlotte’s Center City building. Featuring the photographs of Brazilian artist Pedro Lobo, the exhibition documents the shanty towns of Rio de Janeiro. Squatter settlements like Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro are home to one million of the one billion squatters worldwide, and it […]

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As winter comes to an end, so do three notable exhibitions at the Mint Museum Randolph (a Knight Arts grantee).  “A Thriving Tradition-75 Years of Collecting North Carolina Potter” closes on Sunday, March 10; “Sophisticated Surfaces: The Pottery of Herb Cohen” ends on Sunday, March 17; and finally “And the Bead Goes On” closes on […]

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What is it like to be a ballet dancer? Pushing your body to extremes? Beginning a professional career while in your teens? These questions popped up time and again over the last few months as I watched the amazing performances of the North Carolina Dance Theatre: “Innovative Works,” “Nutcracker” and “Limitless.” So I went to […]

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Three cheers for spring 2013

Published on 22 February 2013 by in Charlotte

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By Taylor Thomas, Community School of the Arts It isn’t easy being February.  Despite the various celebrations—of love, of presidents, of our nation’s rich black history—January is simply a tough act to follow.  This first month is like caffeine, loved by all for its ability to jolt us into a new year.  February, on the […]

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The Charlotte Shakespeare theater company goes beyond the Bard this March to delve into 20th-century American theater with John Guare’s “The House of Blue Leaves.” Opening Thursday, March 7 this production promises to be a zany riot. It will be performed in the Duke Energy Theatre at Spirit Square and tickets range from $17-22. “The […]

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With an opening that was timed to coincide with Valentine’s Day, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s (a Knight Arts grantee) new exhibition, “Artistic Relationships: Partners, Mentors, Lovers,” reveals the importance of connection to inspire great art. On view from Feb. 14-July 29, “Artistic Relationships” features more than 80 works from the Bechtler’s permanent collection. […]

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The Charlotte Dance Festival is here with professional and open dance classes in modern, hip-hop and West African dance. Classes will be held on February 16th at the following times: Professional Level Classes (university students and pro): 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Modern Dance with Sherone Price 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Contemporary with Angela Gallo […]

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No one theme runs through the five ballets in North Carolina’s Dance Theatre’s  (a Knight Arts grantee) “Innovative Works.” The show is alternately introspective, jarring and romantic. Featuring work from choreographers Mark Diamond, Sasha Janes and Dwight Rhoden, “Innovative Works” has only one weekend left — February 15-16 with performances at 7:30 p.m. The show […]

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