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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 »

Annual BeachFest set for April 26 & 27

Annual BeachFest set for April 26 & 27

Want to go to the beach but don’t have the time to drive four hours to the coast? Look no further than Matthews. The town’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resource… Read more »

Ballantyne artist Joyce Makar revitalizes old furniture

Ballantyne artist Joyce Makar revitalizes old furniture

Joyce Makar’s favorite thing about her artwork is that it’s not work at all. “This is like playing for me,” said Makar, who transforms tired furniture into vibrant collages of… Read more »

Pro potters and clay newbies find community at Clayworks

Pro potters and clay newbies find community at Clayworks

For potter Amy Sanders, realizing her artistic vision in clay starts with cloth. With each plate, pot and vessel forged, she honors a longstanding family tradition of sewing. “I remember… Read more »