Charlotte’s Tony Arreaza Turned His Pandemic Downtime Into Music

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By Page Leggett Independent musicians can’t just write a song, record it and hope people buy the CD. They have to market their music. Charlotte’s Tony Arreaza has a process for putting out an album. It includes making videos of a couple of songs and releasing those in advance of the album. “It’s very typical …

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Charlotte Artist John Burgin to Have Work Featured on Birdsong Brewery Cans

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Charlotte artist John Burgin at Birdsong Brewing.
By Bernie Petit Public Relations & Marketing Director Charlotte artist John Burgin focuses on making art that is whimsical, brightly colored and fun. “I like to take people away from the day-to-day,” he said. His vibrant, approachable aesthetic made Burgin’s artwork perfect for the Craft + Creatives design challenge, an initiative by ASC and Birdsong …

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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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