Charlotte Ballet Celebrating a Half Century of Dance

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A year after Covid cut short Charlotte Ballet’s 50th anniversary season, the company reboots to showcase decades of achievement, community engagement and exciting positioning for the future.   By Michael J. Solender  Five decades after Robert Lindgren, the founding dean of the School of Dance at UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, launched the …

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A Statement From ASC Regarding Historic Latta Plantation

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All organizations, especially historic sites and history museums, have a fundamental responsibility to tell the full truth about the history they are sharing with the community with careful intention and action. It is frustrating and upsetting that Historic Latta Plantation continues to tell and share the site’s history in ways that centers and protects the …

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How Charlotte Cultural Institutions are Keeping Visitors Safe Amid Changing COVID Rules

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Discovery Place reopening.
By Jonathan McFadden Even as restrictions ease and businesses reopen, visitors to Charlotte-Mecklenburg cultural organizations shouldn’t expect masks, social distancing and other pandemic-borne safety measures to completely disappear. Leaders at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, Theatre Charlotte and Discovery Place are still evaluating what the post-pandemic experience will look like …

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When Less is More – ASC Creative Renewal Fellowship Recipient Beverly Penninger

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Beverly Penninger
By Michael Solender One of Beverly Penninger’s most valuable story telling lessons came from a noted journalist early in her Emmy-award winning video production and filmmaking career. In 1996, only three years after Penninger established her production company, Naka Productions, she secured legendary broadcast journalist Charles Kuralt to narrate “Wild in Corolla,” a one-hour public …

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