Healing African Rhythms – Kojo Bey, 2018 ASC Creative Renewal Fellowship

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By Michael J. Solender Look no further than to Kojo Bey to learn – and experience firsthand – the healing power of African drum and dance. Bey is cofounder of and lead drummer for the Sounds of Afrika Drum & Dance Troupe and founder of Drums 4 Life – two cultural organizations entertaining, educating and inspiring …

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Layers of Story – Jeff Jackson, 2018 ASC Creative Renewal Fellowship

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By Michael J. Solender  Readers of Jeff Jackson-authored works are quickly immersed into nuanced character-driven stories where his protagonist’s emotional wounds and fractured souls strengthen their resolve and ironically serve as scabbards in insulating them from the darkly dystopic realms they occupy. “Since college,” says Jackson, “I’ve been drawn to fiction for its ability to …

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Title I Students to Perform Onstage with Charlotte Symphony and Charlotte Ballet

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By Virginia Brown Charlotte Symphony  Nearly 60 students from Title I Charlotte-area schools will bring to life a fresh interpretation of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring accompanied by Charlotte Ballet dancers and the Charlotte Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Belk Theater. Prepare to be moved. Rite of …

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A Sense of Place. A Point of Pride.

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Why This Matters: International Sculpture Day is April 28. ASC invites everyone to celebrate what sculpture can do for a community. By Page Leggett Think of the most famous public sculptures you’ve seen in person or in pictures – Anish Kapoor’s silvery “Cloud Gate” (a.k.a. “The Bean”) in Chicago, or Robert Indiana’s bright red-and-blue LOVE in …

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