XOXO: Putting the weird in local theater

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Trying to win over the established theater crowd wasn’t working for XOXO. Traditional venues didn’t hold much appeal for the Charlotte experimental theater collective either. So it got weird. “We gave ourselves permission to do the kind of shows we wanted to see,” said founder Matt Cosper. “The audience came …

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Three Bone Theatre connected to community

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager A wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone. Reba McEntire fans—and who isn’t?—will realize those are the three things the country singer and actress said you need to succeed in life. They’re also the three things you need to make it as a theater company, said Robin Tynes, who co-founded …

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Creating opportunity in South End

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager “Create your own opportunity.” For most folks, it’s just something people say. But for others, they are words to live by. Just ask any of the entrepreneurs or artists in Charlotte’s South End, a place where making your own way has helped the historic neighborhood redefine itself. Or talk to …

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Taking root with LATIBAH

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By Amy Bareham Cultural & Community Investment Intern The collard green is a nutritious superpower, rich with health benefits and antioxidants. A distinct feature in the LATIBAH Collard Green Museum’s logo, it is also a metaphor for LATIBAH itself. Founded by T’Afo Feimster, the museum functions as an inviting detox from a demanding world by …

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ASC Cultural Project Grant helps Taproot Ensemble dig deep, get dirty

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager They’re not the flowers of the Charlotte arts scene. But the work Taproot Ensemble members produce is necessary – and just as beautiful in its own way. “We’re the thing that’s trying to dig deep into what’s happening in this community,” said founding artistic director Brianna Smith. “We’re the thing …

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