2019 Fall Festival Roundup

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Why This Matters: Cultural festivals provide access to arts, science, history and heritage experiences in neighborhoods and towns across our community. By Giovanna Torres Marketing and Communications Coordinator   Many people say Fall is their favorite time of the year—pleasant weather, cozy sweaters, Autumn leaf colors…but there’s also a ton of arts and cultural festivals that …

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ASC Grant Helps Brand New Sheriff Recognize African-American Soldiers, Shine Light on PTSD

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The Brand New Sheriff production of “Boys to Baghdad,” supported by an ASC Cultural Vision Grant, runs Sept. 12-22 at Duke Energy Theater, Spirit Square (345 N. College St., Charlotte).
Why This Matters: An ASC Cultural Vision Grant is helping Brand New Sheriff stage “Boys to Baghad,” which highlights the contributions of African-American soldiers and shines a light on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among veterans. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager No war fought by the United States has been waged without African-American soldiers, said Charlotte …

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Murals by Local Artists Installed at Charlotte Airport

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Why This Matters: Charlotte-Mecklenburg artists will have their works viewed by regional, national and international travelers at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager There’s a flying gator at the airport. Other animals are in flight, too, including fish, a horse and a bear. They’re from the mind of Charlotte artist Ráed Al-Rawi and …

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Together, We Can Deliver on Promise of “Culture For All”

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Why This Matters: On November 5, Mecklenburg County voters will have the chance to vote on the proposed quarter-cent sales tax to stabilize and transform the arts and cultural community and ensure cultural equity, as well as support parks/greenways and education. By Valecia McDowell ASC Board Chair In November, Mecklenburg County residents will vote on …

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Carolinas Latin Dance Company Promotes Cultural Acceptance

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Why This Matters: Beyond basic dance skills, the Carolinas Latin Dance Company’s (CLDC) program teaches students the historical, cultural and geographic context of traditional folkloric dances from Latin America and Spain, promoting cultural awareness and acceptance. By Lillian Parker Communications Manager The Carolinas Latin Dance Company (CLDC), supported by ASC, is transforming the way children …

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