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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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A festive Mardi Gras atmosphere pervaded the Charlotte Art League (CAL) at last week’s first Friday exhibition opening. With fun music, beads galore and king cake, it was difficult not to “Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler,” as the exhibition title encourages. This themed exhibition runs through February 22 and can be viewed during CAL’s gallery […]

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Time. It is a concept with which we are all familiar. We count it. We waste it. We watch it go by. There is a right time and a wrong time. You can even be behind it or ahead of it. But do we really understand it? Do we all even have the same understanding? […]

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Experience the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (CSO) (a Knight Arts grantee) in a new way with the rhythm and movement of the Metropolitan Ballroom dancers at 7:30 p.m. on January 25 at the Knight Theater. “Ballroom!” will showcase the music and dance of the waltz, rumba, samba and tango with Jacomo Rafael Bairos conducting. Select highlights […]

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