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The Knight Arts program is now seeking grant opportunities in Charlotte that can create transformational and sustainable change through artistic excellence and collective cultural experiences. If you’re interested in learning more about working with Knight in the arts, please contact Program Director Susan Patterson.

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This coming weekend kicks off a great fall schedule for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (a Knight Arts grantee), which will feature a potpourri of renowned musicians and performers. From pop rock artists to famous conductors, the 2012-2013 season is sure to be a thrill for the Classics, POPS, and KnightSounds Series. The POPS Series begins […]

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“Omie Wise,” a folk murder ballad, is familiar to many North Carolinians; it tells the story of Naomi Wise, who was murdered by Jonathan Lewis in Randolph County. The story was romanticized by 19th century author Braxton Craven and made more popular by the voice of Doc Watson. Now the ballad is undergoing another re-interpretation […]

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Donald Harrison, known as “The King of Nouveau Swing,” will kick off this year’s Coca-Cola Sunset Jazz Festival on September 8th from 2-9 p.m.  According to CBS Sunday Morning, Harrison is one of the most important musicians of the new millennium. He originated the Nouveau Swing Style, which fuses acoustic swing with modern R&B, hip-hop […]

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The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art (a Knight Arts grantee) has a new exhibition, “Giacometti: Memory and Presence,” that presents an intimate look at Alberto Giacometti’s life and career, exploring his artistic successes as well as familial relationships and inspirations. The exhibition will remain on view until February 8, 2013 and features more than 80 […]

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The Democratic National Convention begins next week (just in case you forgot). The week kicks off with CarolinaFest on Labor Day, September 3rd. A daylong street festival, CarolinaFest will be held on Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte and get started at 10 a.m. with the  Labor Day Parade. September 4th and 5th are Convention meeting […]

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In a brilliant nod to the 2012 Presidential election, the Mint Museum (a Knight Arts grantee) is holding its own election: “Vote for Art.” This project gives museum visitors a chance to directly help in the Mint’s collection process. While visiting the museum’s Uptown location, the public can cast a ballot for three of their […]

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A thought provoking and honest photography exhibition, “We are Charlotte,” opened this week at the Light Factory (a Knight Arts grantee) in Uptown Charlotte. It is the culmination of a Student Art Exchange program that high school students from Myers Park, Northwest School of the Arts, West Charlotte and Rocky River High Schools participated. During […]

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Now through August 26th, audiences can enjoy a free performance of “The Merchant of Venice” at the McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square during the Charlotte Shakespeare Festival. Performances occur Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. “The Merchant of Venice,” […]

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On the streets with Ian Curcio

Published on 16 August 2012 by in Charlotte

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Ever wondered what a professional photo shoot is like? Ever wish you could ask a professional photographer questions about a photo shoot and photography in general? If you answered yes to these questions, check out a workshop at the Light Factory (a Knight Arts grantee) this Saturday, August 18th with photographer Ian Curcio. From 10-5 p.m., Curcio will […]

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The installation of the Lona-Frey Collection at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Center City building is a brilliant addition that lends a vibrancy to the building and to students’ relationship with art. On long-term loan to UNCC (roughly for the next three years), the collection opened to the public on August 4 and features […]

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