Charlotte Jazz Scene is Booming

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A look at the Charlotte jazz sence - Toni Tupponce (left) performs with the Ziad Jazz Quartet at Jazz at the Bechtler.
Why This Matters: The Charlotte jazz scene is growing thanks to talented musicians and groups that are entertaining local audiences and teaching the next generation to appreciate America’s art form. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager When Ziad Rabie first got a call about starting a jazz series at the Becthler Museum of Modern Art, he thought it …

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Making Stop Motion Animated Magic

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Why This Matters: An ASC Regional Artist Project Grant helped UNC Charlotte associate professor Heather Freeman create her first stop motion animated film. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager A 3D printer helped Heather Freeman become a film festival favorite. Freeman, an associate professor of digital media at UNC Charlotte, has received several accolades since  her 2016 …

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Getting Your Garden Ready for Spring

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By Susan Evans Wing Haven When we have a few warm days during winter, what renowned garden writer Elizabeth Lawrence referred to as “open weather,” our thoughts quickly turn outside to our gardens. Here is a helpful list from our own Wing Haven Garden & Bird Sanctuary maintenance manual of garden to-do’s that you can …

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Five Ways the NEA Benefits Charlotte

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Why This Matters: In addition to leading initiatives that support arts and culture at the national level, the work of the NEA directly impacts Charlotte-Mecklenburg. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager When Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents think about the National Endowment for the Arts, the first thing that should spring to mind is local impact. It’s understandable if …

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