Local cultural groups win NEA grants

Categories: ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners

By Bernie Petit Communications Manager  Three Charlotte cultural organizations have been awarded Art Works grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in its first round of grants for 2014. McColl Center for Visual Art, North Carolina Dance Theatre and Opera Carolina will receive the coveted Art Works grants, which support the creation of …

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CMS Fifth Graders Find Endless Possibilities

Categories: ASC, ASC Projects, Blog, Education

“Endless Possibilities” is more than the title of the performance more than 11,000 fifth graders in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools experienced two weeks ago – it is a mantra for the arts opportunities available to students in and out of school. Collaborating on the experience that sought to open the eyes of the CMS students were the …

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The Power of A Challenge

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By Laura Sharpe, Associate Director, Community Giving Sandra and Leon Levine know the power of a challenge.  Their philanthropy is not a one-time gift, but rather a gift that keeps on giving, by inspiring and challenging others to donate.  The Leon Levine Foundation’s Cultural Education Challenge for individual projects on power2give.org, ASC’s on-line fundraising site, …

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In the City By The Bay: Finding Balance

Categories: ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners

Melinda Whittington is a Charlotte-based opera singer. She has performed locally with Opera Carolina, UNC-Charlotte and CPCC; in addition she tutors young singers. She will be writing for ASC this summer while in California as part of the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Young Artist program. Read part one here, and part two here. I can hardly believe …

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In the City By The Bay: Singing Through Summer

Categories: ASC, Blog

Melinda Whittington is a Charlotte-based opera singer. She has performed locally with Opera Carolina, UNC-Charlotte and CPCC; in addition she tutors young singers. She will be writing for ASC this summer while in California as part of the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Young Artist program. Read part one here. WOW!  Where to begin!  So many things …

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