An Old-Time Revival

Patrick Davis and the Midnight Choir preach the gospel at The Evening Muse this month. Camden, S.C. native and University of South Carolina alum Patrick Davis isn’t a minister. But he can turn a stage into a pulpit and fire up the faithful—and the faithless—like an old-time evangelist. His concerts at The Evening Muse in NoDa have always felt like…

Club Music

Charlotte’s Music With Friends offers the ultimate intimate concert experience. It was 2007, and legendary song man Tony Bennett had just finished an unplugged set at Charlotte’s McGlohon Theatre when he told the night’s organizer, “This is the way music was intended!” “It’s an experience you just can’t replicate,” says Larry Farber, the longtime agent and music industry insider who…

Tuned In

Charlotte Symphony’s new President and CEO Mary Deissler is hitting all the right notes. Mary Deissler’s career might have turned out differently if she hadn’t experienced crippling stage fright as a budding concert pianist. She might be performing with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra today instead of leading the organization as its newly appointed president and CEO. “I was a very…