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Acting with Intent

Published on 19 December 2014 by in Charlotte

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By Amy Bareham, Arts & Science Council Cultural & Community Investment Intern We are all curators of powerful stories. From childhood to old age or brokenness to victory, we fill the pages of our lives with characters that have tales of their own. And at the intersection of all these stories are groups like the […]

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The craft tradition is particularly strong in North Carolina, especially in the realm of ceramics. After all, the North Carolina pottery tradition from regions like Seagrove is world-renowned. Very few of us think about Mexican pottery traditions when we hear North Carolina and pottery in the same phrase. There is, however, a significant community of […]

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For the Love of black theater

Published on 15 December 2014 by in Charlotte

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By Quentin Talley, OnQ Productions Recently, OnQ wrapped up its first production of the season, For The Love of Harlem, to rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. This original musical, written by Jermaine Nakia Lee with musical direction by Tyrone Jefferson & A Sign of The Times of the Carolinas, looked at the lives […]

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This festive time of year brings lots of holiday happenings across the Queen City. If you are looking for some Christmas cheer or New Year’s mayhem, be sure to check out these events. For the eyes: Charlotte Ballet’s “Nutcracker”: December 18-23 with matinee performances at 2 p.m. and evening performances at 7 p.m. Magical choreography […]

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Forget wine and food pairings. The McColl Center for Art + Innovation has created a much more satisfying and sensual duet with wine and art. Now in its seventh year, the Palate to Palette event pairs an artist with a special wine to create an unusual fusion between the artist’s work and your taste buds. […]

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The winners of ArtPop 2015 are…

Published on 05 December 2014 by in Charlotte

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ArtPop 2015 is fast approaching, and the winners were announced last night at a swanky event at the soon to be Le Méridien Hotel. It was quite a crush as journalists, artists, Arts & Science Council staff and Adams Outdoor Advertising employees mixed and mingled, eagerly waiting to hear which artists had been selected. This is […]

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In this the first week of December, sprinklings of holiday cheer are popping up everywhere. But for many Charlotteans, the season cannot truly begin until attending the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s “Magic of Christmas” concert – a holiday tradition in the Queen City for more than 18 years. Kicking off Thursday, December 4th at 7:30 p.m. […]

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UNC Charlotte’s Department of Dance presented a promising and diverse showcase November 20-23 with everything from classical ballet to an African-based work. The choreography of UNC Charlotte professors E.E. Balcos and Delia Neil was prominent, as well as historical works from Jules Perrot and Martha Graham. Program highlights included: “It’s Only Love” – Choreographed by […]

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A Day in a dancer’s shoes

Published on 01 December 2014 by in Charlotte

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By Melissa Anduiza, Charlotte Ballet dancer My day begins at 8 a.m. with a strong dosage of Cuban coffee and a loving greeting from my German shepherd/lab mix, Theodore. I bustle around the kitchen collecting my breakfast and lunch for the day. Breakfast varies between eggs, cereal or yogurt and granola. It is vital that […]

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Voting for ArtPop 2015 now open

Published on 24 November 2014 by in Charlotte

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I voted. Have you? No, I am not talking about the midterm elections, but rather the 2015 roster of ArtPop candidates. ArtPop is an exciting partnership between Adams Outdoor Advertising and the Arts and Science Council to promote local artists through available billboard space. This initiative is the brainchild of Wendy Hickey, a national sales […]

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