A double dose of holiday fare at Children's Theatre of Charlotte
A double dose of holiday fare at Children's Theatre of Charlotte

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte offers two servings of holiday fare in 2013 -- “Miracle on 34th Street” and “A Commedia Christmas Carol.” Qcitymetro talks with Ron McClelland, lead actor in "Miracle."

Lloyd Knight, to inspire and entertain at UNC Charlotte
Lloyd Knight, to inspire and entertain at UNC Charlotte

Lloyd Knight, now in his eighth season with the New York-based Martha Graham Dance Company, will perform as part of the UNC Charlotte Department of Dance’s annual Faculty Concert.

Local community 'Steps Up' for young dancers

Local community 'Steps Up' for young dancers

The Third Annual Step Up Soiree — which helps support the NC Dance Theatre Dancers’ Fund — takes place this Friday, April 12.

Hugh Masekela combines his music with a quest for heritage

Hugh Masekela combines his music with a quest for heritage

Now in his mid-70s, South Africa's legendary trumpeter Hugh Masekela reflects on his life and music as he prepares for a one-show performance in Charlotte.

Charlotte Book Chat showcases local authors

Charlotte Book Chat showcases local authors

The event, taking place March 23, is hosted by best-selling, Charlotte-based author Omar Tyree and will feature four scribes who've written books on a wide variety of topics.

'The Whipping Man' sheds new light on slavery in America

'The Whipping Man' sheds new light on slavery in America

The new play at Actor's Theatre of Charlotte — which runs through March 9 — explores family and faith against a Civil War-era backdrop.

Gantt Center explores music, message of Fela

Gantt Center explores music, message of Fela

Friday, Feb. 15, the Gantt presents two special programs that examine the legendary musician/activist — leading to the upcoming Charlotte debut of the play "Fela!" which chronicles his life.

A beginner's guide to Fela

A beginner's guide to Fela

Before the stage play "Fela!" hits town this February, get up to speed on the real-life man behind the musical.

Vocalist Jocelyn Ellis explores 'Life of a Hologram'

Vocalist Jocelyn Ellis explores 'Life of a Hologram'

The Charlotte-based artist talks about her upcoming album — and she shares how folks can help bring the project to life.  

Levine Museum exhibit gives voice to 'invisible’ immigrants

Levine Museum exhibit gives voice to 'invisible’ immigrants

A new art exhibit at the Levine Museum of the New South is focused on the plight of undocumented youth who were brought to the United States as children.

'Africa Umoja' opens to small crowd, rousing ovations

'Africa Umoja' opens to small crowd, rousing ovations

Since it began touring in 2000, "Africa Umoja," a South African dance musical, has played to rave reviews. Its debut in Charlotte saw lackluster attendance but rousing appreciation from those on hand.

‘Distant Relatives’ finds Africa in today’s music, dance

‘Distant Relatives’ finds Africa in today’s music, dance

Oneaka Mack, founder and artistic director of the Oneaka Dance Company, wants to use her latest production, "Distant Relatives: African Fusion," to reboot popular notions about African art and dance.

When a poet throws rhymes...and a right hook

When a poet throws rhymes...and a right hook

John "Spidey" Williams is one of the area's best welterweight boxers, but his other passion is the cerebral art of spoken word.

The spiritual journey of Jonathan Green

The spiritual journey of Jonathan Green

On Saturday, March 30, Low Country artist Jonathan Green will open an exhibition at the Harvey B. Gantt Center. The pieces represent a rough chronicle of his development as a professional painter.

Playwright Stacey Rose talks 'The Social NetWorth'

Playwright Stacey Rose talks 'The Social NetWorth'

The New Jersey native’s latest production debuts this weekend and, as the title suggests, is designed to examine social media and its effect on society.

Civil War play thrives with hip hop Voice

Civil War play thrives with hip hop Voice

On a Charlotte stage, Stephen Crane's 1895 novel "Red Badge of Courage" comes to life with a hip hop Voice

Charlotte Black Film Festival scores during CIAA

Charlotte Black Film Festival scores during CIAA

This weekend, movie buffs may be calling a few periodic timeouts on the annual basketball tournament for an event of a different kind.

John W. Love Jr.'s meditations on meditation

John W. Love Jr.'s meditations on meditation

The multifaceted artist speaks on the role meditation plays in the life of creative people and more.

Urban Bush Women take Charlotte

Urban Bush Women take Charlotte

The New York-based dance troupe comes to the Q.C., serving up a bevy of educational opportunities.

For Beverly McIver, art is life — and the other way around

For Beverly McIver, art is life — and the other way around

The subject of an HBO film and an exhibition at the Mint Museum Uptown — which closes Jan. 6 — McIver opens up about her work, family and more.

Jarvis Miller — on a mission to create future opera lovers

Jarvis Miller — on a mission to create future opera lovers

A bass baritone singer with Opera Carolina, Miller builds on his family's love of music to motivate and inspire younger generations.

 
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