A New Beginning

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Photo caption: ASC’s Team at “Nested Hive”– a public artwork created by RE:site at Eastway Regional Recreation Center. Photo: Will Jenkins.
By Krista Terrell, APR ASC President July 1 is a New Year for ASC and many nonprofits in the creative sector. For ASC, it is an exciting time as we are investing in people, programs and ideas that move us toward a more equitable, sustainable and innovative creative ecosystem. Our work is possible thanks to …

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Why a Rapper and a Violinist Walking Onto a Stage is NoteWorthy

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NoteWorthy concert series pairs unlikely musical partners for a genre-fusing, consciousness-raising experience. By Page Leggett A concert series highlighting talented, local Black and brown singer/songwriters got Charlotte Symphony violinist Kari Giles out of her “classical bubble.” Will Keible, WDAV’s director of marketing and corporate support, said he’s heard the same thing from listeners about NoteWorthy, …

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Mentor & mentee collaborate to enliven bus shelters in Hidden Valley

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Tom Stanley (left) and Unique Patton.
By Jonathan McFadden At first blush, you might not guess that Unique Patton and Tom Stanley have much in common. Unique is a 20-year-old Black design student at N.C. State University. Tom is a 71-year-old white retired college professor living in Rock Hill, S.C. Unique’s career is just taking off; Tom jokes that his is …

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