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Jackie & Me - A Long Fly Ball Into the Gap

I don’t recall experiencing live theater before my 13th birthday, though certainly I must have. Whatever I saw as a youngster growing up in Minneapolis wasn’t performed on as grand a stage as what Charlotte-area youth find at Children’s…
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Meena Conducts at NYC Opera Gala

Opera Carolina general director James Meena will take the baton at New York City’s Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater in a spring gala celebrating the rebirth of the New York City Opera. The gala March 9 will honor the company’s longtime…
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Sarcastic Comebacks to Ridiculous Questions About the Freelance Life

  To just about every adult in my life, freelancing is naturally very foreign to their way of being. These well-meaning, advice-laden folks don’t operate in the gig economy, yet many have made it their personal mission to help…
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THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER - Pickin' & Grinnin'

Riley Baugus wanted to become a musician from the time he was a young boy growing up in the Piedmont region. “I was surrounded by traditional American roots music at church and in the home, and saw the respect musicians received and…
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THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER - Sisterly Love

Fans of the WEtv docu-soap reality show “Love Thy Sister” know that drama follows the Rucker sisters like students surround the hardwood at Cameron Indoor Stadium, with fervor and completely.    The six-episode reality series debuted…