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Falling Slowly: “Once” closes Blumenthal’s 2013-14 Broadway Lights season in applause

Falling Slowly: “Once” closes Blumenthal’s 2013-14 Broadway Lights season in applause

The feel of Blumenthal Arts’ production of “Once” is a far cry from the usual, “better than you” air many theatre productions can create. While the magic of a Broadway… Read more »

Arts & Culture News & Notes: Aug. 29 to Sept. 4

Arts & Culture News & Notes: Aug. 29 to Sept. 4

Tree Party opening reception Sept. 5 Ciel Gallery is partnering with the nonprofit TreesCharlotte to host “Tree Party,” a national exhibition that will open next month. The show, juried by… Read more »

Art & Culture Notes: Aug. 15 to 21

Art & Culture Notes: Aug. 15 to 21

Arts & Science Council accepting grant applications The Arts & Science Council is currently accepting applications for the Regional Artist Project Grant. The grant provides funds of up to $2,000… Read more »

Charlotte graduate stays on her toes

Charlotte graduate stays on her toes

While her classmates were walking across the stage at Oven’s Auditorium to celebrate graduation last month, Performing Learning Center’s eLearning Academy graduate Eleanor “Ellie” Frith was preparing for her performance… Read more »

Jazz Arts Initiative hosts music legends to inspire local students

Jazz Arts Initiative hosts music legends to inspire local students

“The purpose of the riff is to propel the groove,” proclaimed famed jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis to a theater full of jazz musicians and students at a clinic held Sunday,… Read more »

Discovery Place’s Van Gogh Alive inspires quiet awe

Discovery Place’s Van Gogh Alive inspires quiet awe

Fine art is typically shown in a quiet museum. When that museum is Discovery Place filled with young children looking at beautiful artwork, the silence is remarkable. The artwork of… Read more »

Billboard features local artist/teacher

Billboard features local artist/teacher

When most people encounter Natalie Bork after seeing her artwork displayed on an Interstate 77 billboard, the first question they ask is, “What is that?” Bork’s billboard is a close-up… Read more »

‘Disappearing Frogs Project’ raises awareness, rallies community

‘Disappearing Frogs Project’ raises awareness, rallies community

“There are many ways to measure what’s happening to our environment,” said Jan Valder Offerman, one of more than 150 guests who attended the recent opening reception for the “Disappearing… Read more »

Jewish Film Festival celebrates 10 years, expands reach

Jewish Film Festival celebrates 10 years, expands reach

“People still talk about films that we screened in year one or two,” said Debby Block, reflecting on a decade of helping run the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival that kicks… Read more »

Bringing a spark

Bringing a spark

When the curtain rises for “The Miss Firecracker Contest,” 24-year old Carnelle Scott is working tirelessly on a dance routine to “The Star Spangled Banner.”  She twirls around her living… Read more »