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Award-winning artists sing the hymns of Christmas

Award-winning artists sing the hymns of Christmas

Jennifer Knapp was never a big fan of Christmas music. The Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning singer admits to finding some of the songs of the season to be “cheesy” and never… Read more »

Working from the woods

Working from the woods

Christopher and Noah Tallent have lived near the woods along Goose Creek their entire lives. So when the two brothers decided to launch their own artistic organization, it seemed natural… Read more »

Wing Haven: Cold weather planting and sale

Wing Haven: Cold weather planting and sale

“This is the gate to my garden… a world of beauty and a world of work,” said the late Elizabeth Lawrence, a preeminent Southern gardener and master of experimentation. Her… Read more »

Spreading their wings

Spreading their wings

If you have ever planted hellebores in your garden, better known as Lenten Rose, you have Elizabeth Lawrence to thank.  The queen of Southern gardening lived in Charlotte from 1948… Read more »

Local stars in “Recent Tragic Events,” bold new play at CAST

Local stars in “Recent Tragic Events,” bold new play at CAST

South Charlotte native Jack Utrata was only 10 on Sept. 11, 2001.  Just a month before, Utrata’s sister was in New York for an internship.  Though she was home safe… Read more »

Garden in a Bottle:  Exceptional Terrariums

Garden in a Bottle: Exceptional Terrariums

Linda Barnett can create a real woodland garden in just about any enclosed container. At her space in SouthEnd’s Atherton Market, she sells terrariums that range in size and scope… Read more »

“The Entertainers” stars Charlotte’s own Ethan Uslan

“The Entertainers” stars Charlotte’s own Ethan Uslan

A crowd gathered this weekend at Central Piedmont Community College’s Tate Hall to see south Charlotte resident and ragtime pianist Ethan Uslan, perform live before a sold-out screening of “The… Read more »

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery: Respite on Highway 51

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery: Respite on Highway 51

On the corner of Carmel and Pineville-Matthews Road lies Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, an artistic gem hidden in the rough. Amid commercial hustle and bustle, artist and owner Joni Purk… Read more »

SouthPark man celebrates 39 seasons of CPCC Summer Theatre patronage

SouthPark man celebrates 39 seasons of CPCC Summer Theatre patronage

If you ask SouthPark’s Land Hite to identify his favorite CPCC Summer Theatre production, he really has to stop and think.  He has seen countless shows in the last 39… Read more »

Canvas Comes Alive, Part Two: Paint Perfect

Canvas Comes Alive, Part Two: Paint Perfect

When Charlotte artist Dan Nance moved to Ballantyne in the mid-2000s, he selected the biggest lot in his development that backed up to the woods. What he thought was a… Read more »

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