Category: Entertainment

What to do around the city.

To the Letter

Martin Settle’s latest venture explores the look of letters. If you’ve ever visited the Starbucks at the corner of Woodlawn and Park roads between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 a.m., you’ve probably crossed paths with a delightful man named Martin Settle, or “Mr. Marty,” as the kids call him. He’s a retired UNC Charlotte professor, but these days…

To-Do List

July’s five essential dates. 1 Start your Independence Day celebrations early with the Charlotte Symphony’s “Celebrating America” concert, part of the annual Summer Pops series, featuring popular patriotic songs. The performance ends with a bang, as fireworks go off after dark. Cost is $16 for adults, $5 for ages 13 to 18, and free for children ages 12 and under.…

Connecting The Dots

Two Charlotte creatives are launching a playful quiz Show to engage the community. Five minutes with Matt Olin and Tim Miner is all it takes to realize the pair are like twin sons of different mothers. Their back-and-forth patter over pizza at lunch earlier this year had a rhythm and flow Jazz combos would envy. As if on que, they…

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May’s five essential dates. 5&6 The annual Midwood Maynia and Home Tour offers the chance to get a peek inside some of Charlotte’s most historic—and beautiful—homes and gardens in the charming Plaza Midwood neighborhood. In addition to the annual home tour, the weekend celebrates spring with a parade, live music, and food. www.plazamidwood.org 10 Myers Park’s SOCO Gallery is hosting an…

Stage Presents

A look behind the curtain at Charlotte’s Blumenthal performing Arts Center. When the Broadway smash hit Hamilton takes the stage in Charlotte during the 2017/2018 season, local fans will be so busy congratulating themselves on scoring tickets, they may not consider just how much goes on behind the scenes in assuring Broadway’s best acts to come to the city.  And…

Taylor Made

It’s been 15 years since Paul Taylor’s legendary dance company performed in Charlotte, but the iconic troupe returns for Sensoria. True legends are rare. And living legends are even rarer. But modern dance master Paul Taylor, 86, is exactly that. His famed dance company, founded in 1954, has been to 524 cities in 64 countries. The company hasn’t been to…

Southern Soul

Riding high from their first tour as full-time musicians, The Suffers play on a historic stage just south of Charlotte. Kam Franklin used to work as a gas and power trade analyst at a Houston investment bank. By day, she ran the numbers. By night, she was singing big numbers with her big band, The Suffers. The group—all 10 of…

The Show Must Go On

Actors Theatre of Charlotte gets knocked down—and gets back up again. The email came on a fall day last October. It was the day Actors Theatre of Charlotte was opening its 28th season in a space they’d been renovating. “Important Schedule Update from ATC—Please Read” was the subject line. “We’ve run into some trouble… it’s going to take more time…to…

Shall We Dance?

Blumenthal Performing Arts wants the whole community to experience Twyla Tharp. After half a century as one of the world’s biggest names in dance, Twyla Tharp could take a victory lap. Her fans would likely welcome a “greatest hits” tour from the woman who choreographed five Hollywood movies (including Hair, with its famous scene of a ragtag band of hippies…