How to Celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month This October

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Why This Matters: National Arts & Humanities Month is a collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. By Lillian Parker Communications Manager   Is it possible October is the best month of the year? In addition to fall-time fun and Halloween spookiness, October is National Arts & Humanities Month, the largest annual celebration …

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Jazz Education Building Future Audiences, Musicians in Charlotte

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Why This Matters: Jazz education in Charlotte-Mecklenburg is thriving thanks to talented musicians and groups that are teaching and fostering a love of the American art form in the next generation. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Legendary jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘A-Tisket, A-Tasket’ became a standard in the home of Charlotte parents Matt and Gwen …

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Early Voting Begins October 16. Are You Informed?

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Why This Matters: In November, Mecklenburg County residents will vote on a one-quarter percent sales tax to support arts and culture, parks and greenways and education. By Krista Terrell Vice President, Marketing & Communications There is an important referendum on the November ballot for Mecklenburg County voters that will support Parks, Arts and Education through …

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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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