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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Update: Class Size and Arts Education Teachers

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Why This Matters: Changes to the North Carolina state budget won’t force school districts to reduce the number of arts education teachers after all. By Rebecca Scroggins Director of Government Relations & Grants School districts across North Carolina won’t have to choose between reducing class size and retaining arts teachers in the upcoming school year, …

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2018 Spring 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 After some long winter months, we’re ready for some warm weather and longer days, and what better way to make the most of the season than heading to …

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