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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 »

Canvas Comes Alive, Part One: A Window in Time

Canvas Comes Alive, Part One: A Window in Time

In 1985, when the acclaimed television mini-series “North and South” made the world fall in love with Patrick Swayze, a young aspiring artist named Dan Nance fell in love with… Read more »

Charles Jenkin: A column-full of culinary correspondence

Charles Jenkin: A column-full of culinary correspondence

Culinary correspondence – As you can imagine, the review of BT’s Burgerjoint generated several emails. I thank you, and I have personally responded to each one. The review also prompted… Read more »

Local film celebrates busking in Charlotte

Local film celebrates busking in Charlotte

In 2010, Charlotte writer-turned-filmmaker April Denée saw an interesting guy at a bar.  One minute he was making beautiful music by playing glass objects, then he was gone.  When she… Read more »

Dance and music reanimate N.C. Murder Ballads

Dance and music reanimate N.C. Murder Ballads

Call it morbid curiosity – true crime murder plots fascinate modern audiences.  But even before the cases of Jodi Arias, Nicole Simpson and Lizzie Borden, North Carolina newspapers carried some… Read more »

Busking means business for Charlotte magician

Busking means business for Charlotte magician

When magician Chris Hannibal performs spontaneous shows on the corner of Trade and Tryon streets in uptown Charlotte, half the trick is getting someone to stop and watch.  “It’s the… Read more »

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