Check out this great story here at NFocus.
Bechtler’s new works are featured at Uptown’s City Center gallery. Here at NFocus.
Check out this cool imagery and back story in my piece at the Miami Herald.
We dish on healthcare issues here at the N &O.
Illumination of the Jewish experience through story is what CJFF is all about. Read my preview of season 9 here at Charlotte Viewpoint.
Says Dr. Sanjay Gupta in my syndicated piece picked up by the Idaho Statesman.
This Ballantyne couple finds out two cooks in the kitchen are better than one. Here in Ballantyne Magazine.
Who knew reading was so much fun? These Ballantyne book club members, that’s who.
Check out this top drawer public art walking tour featuring Charlotte’s finest artwork.
Gorgeous, lush and meticulously landscaped - WingHaven is a respite in Myers Park worthy of a half day detour. Check out my piece in SouthPark Magazine.
Read about their opening night with Hava Nagilla Director Roberta Grossman. Here in Nfocus.
Think of it as a 2000 year old communications medium. My piece on local manufacturer Domtar here in the Charlotte Observer.
Check out my piece here at the Charlotte Observer.
Why is it that squirrels are smarter than humans – at least this human. Read my story in Carolina Mountain Life and see for yourself.
A lovely Mother’s day story and one I was so flattered to be asked to write by my pal Ali Kavadlo. Here at the Charlotte Observer.
Making the most of a backyard patio doesn’t need to cost a fortune – check out my feature on several economical projects that can make a big difference here at the Charlotte Observer.
My piece is picked up by the University magazine here.
Steve Copulsky is one busy guy. He is documenting every piece of outdoor art in Charlotte at Charlotteoutdoorart.org. I chat with him here at Southark Magazine.
I do my own House Call w/ Dr. Sanjay Gupta and get to the bottom of some health care issues with CNN’s Medicine Man. Here in the Observer.
London Chamber Orchestra & Charlotte Symphony Music Director Christopher Warren-Green and his wife Rosemary talk with me about cooking in the states vs. the UK. Here in SouthPark Magazine.
Read this Charlotte magazine piece I coauthored on several local artists to watch for during and beyond the DNC.
Danny Lyon is a self taught photographer form the 60s whose work came to define the era of New Journalism. Read my profile on him here in the Charlotte Observer.
UNCC’s Projective Eye Gallery scores with Crista Cammaroto’s E Pluribus Unum. Read about the special show in light of the DNC Convention here in Creative Loafing.
Urban chicken ranchers are more prevalent than you may think – they might even be in your own back yard. Read my piece in Lake Norman Magazine.
The DNC 2012 took Charlotte by storm .. some observations here at Charlotte Viewpoint.
Charlotte’s spring arts festival is building on their success. Here at the Observer.
Check out how these five urbanites ply their style in their very own bachelor pads - here at SouthPark Magazine.
Charlotte knows Andreas Bechtler as a collector, philanthropist and for the museum of contemporary art that bears his family name. I speak with him about his own creations, here at Charlotte Viewpoint.
Locally made in small batches, Penny’s Pimento Cheese is more addictive than crack.. you have been warned. Look what the Brawleys are up to now: in the Charlotte Observer.
My Smarter Living piece syndicated in San Diego – Check it out here in the SDUT.
Check out my piece here at the Charlotte Observer.
Taking fun to extreme lengths is what adrenaline junkies crave. Read about where they get their kicks here at SouthPark Magazine.
Check out my star studded menu built from about town eateries that feature local celebs. Here in the Charlotte Observer.
Raleigh’s News and Observer picked up my piece on an upcoming pottery symposium in Charlotte. Here at the N & O.
Voice coach and distinguished professor, Dr. Charles Hadley has worked with a galaxy of stage and screen stars including Vivien Leigh, Charlton Heston, Nick Nolte, Jason Robards, Scarlett Johansson and many more. Read about his incredible career here.
Nothing like the DNC 2012 national convention to bring Hollywood to Charlotte – read about one youth forum I sat in upon here at Creative Loafing.
Read about UNCC Gallery Director and curator Crista Cammaroto here in SouthPark Magazine.
Here in my advance at the Charlotte Observer.
Mint Hill resident Marcus Hamilton took over the daily DTM panels directly from Hank Ketcham. Read my shortie with him here in the Charlotte Observer.
Check out this cool profile on some local area volun-tourists. Here in Lake Norman Magazine.
Read my preview on her pin exhibit at The Mint Museum - Here in the Raleigh News and Observer.
UNCC Dance faulty member Kim Jones recreates the lost Martha Graham Masterwork- Imperial Gesture. Here at Charlotte Viewpoint.
CATS LYNX has the Blue Line extension public art on exhibition at UNCC. Check out my review here in the Observer.
Marcus Hamilton, the illustrator of “Dennis the Menace” daily panels since 1994 when he took over from Hank Ketcham, sat down with me to discuss his career from a by-mail illustration school to the iconic strip he still loves today. Even crotchety old Mr. Wilson may crack a smile at this one.
Read about his incredible journey here.
Great to see widespread recognition for some of Charlotte’s behind the scenes contributors. Here in Nfocus.
Ah to be a teen and out on a double date..A really fun piece here at Ballantyne Magazine.
Hoopster TNT Maddox dishes with me about what it is like to play with the legendary Harlem Globetrotters. Here in the Charlotte Observer.
Read my interview with Olympic Medalist, Paul Wylie here.
Charlotte based Susie Films explores the national debt in this revealing documentary - here at Charlotte Viewpoint.
Long before Snooki or ‘the Situation,’ Another type of youthful cool swept the Jersey shore. Read my preview of Jersey Boys here in Charlotte Viewpoint.
Just exactly what will that buy you in Charlotte real estate? Cam Newton found out recently with his Uptown condo and I wanted to know what he passed up. Here in the Charlotte Observer.
When guys grow up it is time for a real watering hole and bar that makes them feel part of a club and special – Check out my review of these four upscale lounges in SouthPark Magazine.
Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright brings her pin collection to Charlotte’s Mint Museum – Read my preview here in the Charlotte Observer.
Get Dial’d in at the Mint with their opening of iconic American visual artist, Thornton Dial. Here at NFocus.
Amy Aussieker is taking stalking to a new level, she is after comedian Jon Stewart and won’t stop ’till he shows up at her store for a cup of coffee. Here at Creative Loafing.
Here is my piece on Opera Express – Opera Carolina’s outreach program. In the Observer.
Check out this profile on the all male, Jewish a capella singing group from New York City’s Yeshiva University, here in my piece at the Charlotte Observer.
More high end homes from the most eligible Lake Norman Bachelors – here in Lake Norman Magazine.
Charlotte’s Viva Klezmer is one soulful group. Read about them here in the Charlotte Observer.
She’s a Dixie Diva – Honey and don’t y’all forget that. Here is my profile on the one and only Vickie Livengood at the Charlotte Observer.
What’s date night without a goodnight kiss – this couple isn’t telling! Here in Ballantyne Magazine.
“The lesson in the story is so much more than just to follow your dream; it’s really to work to change the world around you.” I interview Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall and discusses Radio Theatre, the autobiographical elements of Billy Elliot, and Hall’s thoughts on working with Sir Elton John. Here at Charlotte ViewPoint.
We all scream for Ice Cream – Especially from this vintage Mooresville manufacturer. Read my piece at Lake Norman Magazine here.
Manoj P. Kesavan & Faron Franks have started it now. Read my piece at Charlotte Viewpoint on their latest collaborative project here.
Thriving in the new economy means new ways of approaching patrons, donors. Some examples from the National Arts Marketing Project conference held in Charlotte.
Read my interview with LIT front-man Ari Picker here at Charlotte ViewPoint.
Renowned art critic Garth Clark comes to Charlotte to discuss the future of the folk art tradition. Read my preview here at the Charlotte Observer.
The Charlotte Bureau of Awesome – what more needs be said? – Here at CLT Blog.
Here in my piece at the Charlotte Observer.
Growing up on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, Linda Midgett did not envision her father’s job as a harbor pilot playing a pivotal role in launching her career as a documentary filmmaker and television producer. Filming and interviewing her father and other family members working the port at Morehead City turned out to be precisely the initial production experience that eventually led to her Emmy-winning role work as the co-executive producer of the acclaimed daytime television series, “Starting Over.”
Read my profile here.
Read my tongue in cheek look at how to make the perfect Matzo Ball. Here in The Faster Times.
Some solid moves going into the New Year from local experts here in the Charlotte Observer.
Learn how in my piece at the Charlotte Observer.
Like the junction of several challenging words in the Sunday Times puzzle, the intertwined pursuits of Charlotte musical artist Claire Ritter require careful sequencing in order to occupy just the right space on her busy palate. Possessing more talent than can be confined to a singular label, Ritter’s artistic travels involve composing, teaching, performing, and recording her music. These are but a few of the journeys Ritter undertakes, often simultaneously.
Her profile is here.
Mike Reiss gets to the core of what makes the long running animated series so successful in my interview with him. Here at the Charlotte Observer.
Read my review of this gripping one man show here in Charlotte ViewPoint.
Watching Vic Mignogna address a packed ballroom of screaming anime fans, I couldn’t help but be impressed at how he connected with each of the 400 or so mostly-teenage girls in a personal and almost visceral way.
Mignogna was in Charlotte as a headliner appearing at Ichibancon, Charlotte’s anime and manga convention.
Read my profile here.
Read about Dimitris Zaimakis, a music teacher from Crete who is energizing local students. Here in SCN.
Read my piece here on moves by NAACP and local advocacy group RAIN here in Creative Loafing.
Read my interview with Bryan Fenkart, the lead in the national touring performance of Memphis, the Musical. Here at CLT Blog.
Journalist Lew Powell contribution to UNC Chapel Hill’s cultural web site, NC Miscellany is nothing short of spectacular. Read my profile here in the Charlotte Observer.
Local filmmaker Bev Penninger produces an outstanding documentary – a must see with your kids. Read my preview here in Charlotte ViewPoint.
A short film I co-produced with my pals at CLT Blog about the local success of national dropout prevention program, Communities in Schools. Here at YouTube.
Atlanta artist Stephen Hayes features his powerful installation: Cash Crop at the Gantt Center. Read my preview here in the Charlotte Observer.
Five questions with multi-genre writer Rebecca McClanahan here in the Charlotte Observer.
Adrian Miller talks black chefs in the White House. The former Clinton politico is doing some heavy duty research on this very history. Read my chat with him here in the Charlotte Observer.
Dancer Alexander Lieberman is a Charlotte native, he dishes about life on the road with me here in the Charlotte Observer.
Ray Kaskey may be best known for his work on the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. but few Charloteans know about his significant contributions to the Queen City. Read the back-story behind the most iconic works in Uptown Charlotte here.
Ja mon, Reggae central is de jamminest. Here in the Charlotte Observer.
Check out my feature on the couple who chose to retire to the QC without ever setting foot here. In the Charlotte Observer, Here.
Read about Lew Powell, legendary Forum editor here in the Raleigh N&O.
Check out this piece on Charlotte arts organizations and their affinity groups here in the Charlotte Observer.
Read all about an irreverent graphic Designer and her tongue-in-cheeky buttons poking fun at Charlotte neighborhoods here in the Charlotte Observer.
P. Scott Cunningham is a cool cat who has his way with words. Read how The McColl Center for Visual Art showcases this literary artist in Charlotte. Here in my piece at Charlotte Viewpoint.
Read about the 34rth annual Yiddish Institute at NC’s WildAcres here in the Charlotte Observer.
Charlotte Painter Barbara Schreiber’s work is part whimsy, part mayhem. Read my profile here.
Out of the closet and into the kitchen, aprons are hip again. Here in my piece at the Charlotte Observer.
A bit dramatic perhaps, but these Uptown bicycle couriers navigate the streets of Charlotte with no fear. Check out my story in the Charlotte Observer here.
HiTech pet products keep your pooch and kitty safe, comfortable and well behaved. Check out my Smarter Living piece here in the Charlotte Observer.
Charlotte Actor’s Theatre delivers fun syrupy pop with a few missteps in this performance of The Marvelous Wonderettes. My review at Charlotte Viewpoint here.
Especially those that work with small children. A tiny profile, here at the Charlotte Observer.
Read about the unusual tourist agenda as my virtual pal came to the QC. Here in the Charlotte Observer.
As CV turns 10 years old, this piece reflects on its origins.
Charlotte Magazine profiles me and my crew as we have some big plans for the 2012 DNC in Charlotte.
Read my preview of the return of iconic British Pop star – Elvis Costello. Here at Charlotte Viewpoint.
Deidre Grubb lends her time talent and treasure to a number of arts and humanities orgs in the QC. Read my tiny piece in the Charlotte Observer here.
Scott Galloway dishes on what it is like to interview Bill Clinton in his Harlem Office and tailgate at UAB with the SEC – ah the life of a filmmaker. Here in the Charlotte Observer.
All things Romare Bearden roar into high gear in the QC. Read my homage to our native son here at Charlotte Viewpoint.
Dimitris Zaimakis is very enthusiastic about connecting with his students. Catch a bit of his philosophy here in this tiny piece at the Charlotte Observer.
Check out my preview of this fascinating new technology here in the Charlotte Observer.
My homage to the passing of Any Griffith. Here at Charlotte Viewpoint.
Charlotte is making the national map because of our science museum. Really. Check out my piece at Charlotte Viewpoint on Discovery Place here.
The Mint Museum YAMs, their young affiliates are just the ticket for some, check my profile of one in the Charlotte Observer here.
Chapel Hill Based Lost in the Trees forge a new musical style all their own. My interview with front-man Ari Picker is picked up in an abbreviated version here in the Raleigh News & Observer.
New American and Jazz master pianist. composer Claire Ritter dishes on teaching here in the Charlotte Observer.
Read my preview of the North American touring show of CATS. Here at Charlotte ViewPoint.
Read my profile on Johnson & Wales Chef, Harry Peemoeller here in the Charlotte Observer.
One hundred or more photographers. 24 continuous hours. One square city block location, like the NC Music Factory and you have City Block, the Light Factory’s annual urban photography fest and competition. Check out my piece in the Charlotte Observer here.
What’s the real cost of Reality TV? I sound off at Charlotte ViewPoint here.
My chat with Charlotte writing teacher and coach – MRG. Here in the Charlotte Observer.
Felix Curtis curates the Classic Black International Film Series at the Gantt. I riff with him here at the Charlotte Observer.
Theater for very young targets tots from six months to three years. There is plenty for the kid in all of us As I recently discovered at PlayPlay! Charlotte’s answer to the European Baby Theater craze. My piece at Charlotte ViewPoint is here.
Check out my chat with hip-hopper Alex Wright here in the Charlotte Observer.
Charlotte theater guru Matt Cosper lays out the world according to him, here in my piece at the Charlotte Observer.
Etiquette it seems is not a dying art at all. Read my piece on a local “charm school” instructor here in the Charlotte Observer.
Check out my tiny profile here in the Charlotte Observer.
Since its opening in 1933, the annual Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular has become the gold-standard in holiday entertainment and a quintessential New York City Christmastime experience. With over 200 performances during its eight-week run from November through December, and as many as six performances per day, the show is seen by more than one million people – more than all other Broadway shows combined for the entire year.
Read my review of this fabulous show here.
Talk to master art teach Rita Shumaker and you’ll understand, Read my tiny piece on her here at the Charlotte Observer.
A great father and son story hear featuring a dad who has overcome his hearing impairment right up onto the stage. Here in the Charlotte Observer.
The Charlotte Arts & Science Council has developed a public art walking tour and podcast showcasing some of the finest public art in our region.
Read my piece about it here.
Read my profile on Johnson & Wales Chef, Harry Peemoeller here in the South Charlotte News.
High school pals don’t let the Atlantic Ocean get in the way of some serious commitments – Check out their story here in the Charlotte Observer.
My rant on the one behavior that will save the arts: Patronage. In My Opinion published by the Charlotte Observer.
Read my overview on the new artistic crew at Charlotte’s McColl Center for Visual Art. Here in the Charlotte Observer.
Charlotte visual arts Mecca, The McColl Center, offers one of the most unique artist-in-residence programs in the country. And that’s just the beginning.
Read more about this community treasure in my piece here.
Yes, you read that correctly. Check out my humorous reporting of this very real occurrence here at Like the Dew, Journal of Southern Culture & Politics.
Read my piece in the Charlotte Observer about an incredible project focusing on local, unsung heroes.
I catch up with Waxhaw-based playwright Judy Simpson Cook here at the Charlotte Observer.
My lament at being chronically on time. Here in the Charlotte Observer.
Palate to Palette is the signature contemporary art event at the McColl Center for Visual Art. Read about its origins here.
What is BarCamp you ask? Find out here in my piece at the Charlotte Observer.
The PPL, a media and culture house concept hosting independent and unaffiliated bloggers, filmmakers, journalists, activities and others is taking root in Charlotte, NC the DNC 2012 host. Read about the innovative concept and the people behind The PPL here in my piece at the Charlotte Observer.
Read how local blogger Desiree Kane her #1 bucket list item fulfilled. Here in the Charlotte Observer.
Read my review of OC’s 2011/2012 Opener with Denyce Graves here at CLT Blog.
Charlotte is quietly becoming a destination city for lovers of comics, animation, superheroes, and cartoons. The Queen City is hosting an expected 1000 attendees for an anime and manga related convention on January 7-9 with Ichibancon 2011. The third such national convention in the past seven months, Ichibancon is the most recent entrant to the growing list of conventions held in Charlotte that specifically target enthusiasts of comic books and related products.
Read my preview here.
Kit Kube is a Kinetic Master Craftsman – Check out my piece in the Observer that tells his story here.
One of only a handful of such experienced and established artisans nationwide, Goodwin was contacted last year by the property manager for the upcoming DreamWorks film production of Alice Sebold’s novel, “The Lovely Bones.” The film needed 50 ships in bottles in just over three months.
Goodwin was more than up to the task, and his work so impressed the film’s director, Peter Jackson, that he asked Goodwin to create some special pieces for his personal collection.
Read this profile here.
Charlotte film-maker Donald Devet has a knack for capturing history with a contemporary twist – all in our own back yard. Read my piece here.
Read my piece here.
Read my review of the zany, wacky Blue Man Group. Here at CLT Blog.
Read my piece on this mother/daughter combo that is harnessing the power of the Latina community. Here in the Charlotte Observer’s South Charlotte News.
Read my review here at CLT Blog.
Thursday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway there were more thrills, high speed turns and tension than is typically found at the Coca-Cola 600. It all took place under the Grande chapiteau where close to 2200 attendees were spellbound for nearly three hours with Totem, the latest performing arts feast from Cirque Du Soleil.
Read my review @ CLT Blog here.
Jeff Jackson’s site, Destination:Out finds all that (out of print ) jazz. Check out my piece here in Lake Norman News.
According to officials with the North Carolina State Board of Education, the Tar Heel State’s high school children don’t need to learn about the founding of our nation or the Civil War. The Board is proposing changes to the high school history curriculum that will eliminate teaching about any historical events prior to 1877.
I can’t make up stuff this good, it’s true.
Check it out here.
Those two North Carolina Powerhouse brands that can inspire a diabetic coma have teamed up for something really special. Read my expose here.
While legions of writers and poets struggle with punching up colorful words in just the right shade to elicit emotion or punctuate their meanings, Ross Vassilev manages to connect his work with the reader in black and white. Mostly black.
My entire review is here.
The evolution and convergence of media is certainly nothing new and is being embraced in many circles, particularly with younger readers and technology adapters who use digital forms of media to inform and entertain themselves.
Read my opinion piece on consuming new media and the caveats to keep in mind here.
In what will likely deal a crushing blow to yet another revenue stream for budget-tight South Carolina, State Senator Larry A. Martin last week introduced a proposal to repeal the Subversive Activities Registration Act. According to Martin, the law has been on the state’s books since 1951 and mandates that state-based subversives first register and pay a five dollar filing fee with the state prior to any activities related to overthrowing the government or face some nasty fines.
This is too good to make up. Really.
Read my piece here.