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Every June since the 1980s, HeroesCon occupies the Charlotte Convention Center. Considered one of the best independent comic conventions in the country, the event is an extension of Shelton Drum's comic book store, Heroes Aren't Hard to Find. The story of this business and Charlotte's growing comic culture says much about the success of this annual convention.
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This article features nineteen acts or individuals who are a part of Charlotte's present music scene. Acts like the Avett Brothers, The New Familiars, and Lonnie Davis are included, alongside community staples like the Charlotte Symphony.
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Charlotte's Hebrew Cemetery is a Jewish burial ground that is not only a place to revere the dead, but also provides insight into Jewish culture and Charlotte's history. Mayors, politicians, Confederate soldiers, and other important Charlotte residents are buried here.
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Pauli Murray was indeed a woman ahead of her time. She became the first African American student at Yale Law School to earn a JSD and the first African American woman to be ordained as an Episcopal priesthood.
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A new concept for a film festival, contestants in the 100 Words Film Festival will have only 100 words that can be used during the course of the short film. The idea was coined after Scott Galloway, founder of Susie Films, watched his kids watching YouTube.
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While there is extensive intensive interest in the arts in Charlotte, the many fundraising efforts are often in competition for limited funds. Working at cross purposes, different organizations undermine each other. What is really needed is a good, financially stable foundation that the arts can rely on.
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27291
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A number of theater productions and public works of art have faced criticism in Charlotte during the last few decades. This article provides a brief overview of some of these controversies.
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28555
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Charlotte Magazine published an arts issue during a challenging in Charlotte’s art history. The arts are more important than ever, as artists work to keep pace with city development and preserve its artistic culture.
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This article explores how one Charlotte organization is trying to take the politics out of climate change. Envision Charlotte promotes energy conservation and sustainable living without using the term “climate change”. Instead they present economically driven approaches to energy conservation, air quality, water usage and waste disposal that may act as partial solution to climate change without making it the topic of conversation.
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31336
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A family establishes a film festival at their home in remembrance of son they lost to cancer. Their efforts later evolved into a non-profit organization that raises money for cancer research.
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Author Andy Smith writes about his experience losing 75 pounds in the last year through diet and exercise using Wii Fit.
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31460
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The city keeps adding new public transit, but CATS buses remain vital to getting Charlotteans where they need to go. Just ask someone who rides them every day.
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In 2009, artist Tom Stanley was commissioned by the Charlotte Area Transit System to create art integrated into the Tom Hunter Station for the upcoming LYNX Blue Line Extension light rail. To learn about the community through the perspective of local children, Stanley visited schools for the project with the theme of “home” in mind. The station’s art incorporates stencils of the students’ houses and street scenes, and poems about their neighborhoods.
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In public education, arts funding cuts is an accepted reality. But in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the arts provide many children with a purpose. Therefore, a Comprehensive Arts Education Plan for North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is forming to integrate arts across appropriate curricula.
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