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By Logan McSwain, Charlotte Ballet On March 7, 2015, Charlotte Ballet’s Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte fundraising gala welcomed over 900 guests to the Knight Theater and raised $790,000. The event was chaired by Andrea Smith, global head of human resources for Bank of America and last year’s People’s Choice winner. The event, it […]

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By Toni Tupponce, A Sign of the Times of the Carolinas Tyrone Jefferson says that a great song is a story…set to music. Sometimes the melody and rhythm come first, evoking an emotion or a memory that gives rise to the “story.” Other times, the story – or verse – seeks out melody and rhythm […]

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Neverland returns to Charlotte this week with Charlotte Ballet’s rendition of Peter Pan. Opening March 12th, Peter Pan will run at the Knight Theater until March 22nd. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online or by calling 704-372-1000. Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Peter Pan follows the traditional story with some unique twists. Set to the […]

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Unlock art with Le Méridien

Published on 05 March 2015 by in Charlotte

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A new hotel, Le Méridien, has opened in Uptown Charlotte. The global brand is not only quirky with a boutique feel, but it is also determined to delve into the local arts scene and unlock Queen City culture for its guests. Two of Le Méridien’s initiatives, LM100 and Unlock Art, have the potential to increase […]

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This Saturday, join Robert Karimi, artist-in-residence at the McColl Center for Art+Innovation, for a lively event at the 7th Street Public Market in Uptown Charlotte. The event, Viva La Bicycle Parade + Progressive Food Party, will be filled with high-energy activities using performance, food samples, humor and interaction to promote healthy eating and wellness. Participants will […]

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The much beloved sounds of Mozart, Strauss and Brahms will fill Belk Theater this weekend as the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra performs a Classic Series concert conducted by Christopher Warren-Green. The program will include Mozart’s “The Impresario Overture,” Strauss’ ” Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme” and Brahms’ “Piano Concerto No. 2″ featuring pianist Lukas Vondracek. Vondracek made his […]

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Valentine’s Day weekend plans still unsettled? Look no further than the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s “Music and Museum” program featuring soprano Helen Goldsby. This performance, “Chamber of Love VI: Serenades and Ballades,” will showcase compositions by Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, Fauré and Puccini. The concert will be performed in the fourth-floor gallery on February 15th at […]

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Four new works will premiere at Charlotte Ballet’s ever popular and exciting “Innovative Works” production. Choreographers David Ingram, Mark Diamond, Sasha Janes and Dwight Rhoden have all created new ballets for this season’s show. Only two weekends remain to experience them. This year’s production presents the works in a new way, with video introductions from […]

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The Light Factory’s 7th annual juried show is fast approaching. A call for entries recently went out for innovative and challenging works from photographers across the country. The Annuale will be on display in April and will consist of six photographers, each represented by five to seven images. Photographers are invited to submit both traditional […]

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This week WTVI PBS Charlotte will premiere a new documentary that tells the story of Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s 2013 performance of the Abyssinian Mass in Charlotte. Below, Knight Vice President for Arts Dennis Scholl, one of the film’s directors and producers, writes about the experience. When Knight Foundation heard […]

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