Stage Presents

Stage Presents

sparkmag When the Broadway smash hit “Hamilton” takes the stage in Charlotte during the 2017/2018 season, local fans will be so busy congratulating themselves on scoring tickets, they’re not likely to consider just how much goes on behind the scenes in assuring Broadway’s best comes to the city. And that’s OK for Tom Gabbard, Blumenthal ...
Lucky Charms

Lucky Charms

logo-south-park-magazine Links golf in Ireland is pure joy, delivering the ultimate pot o’ golfing gold. Two hours after stepping off the plane at Dublin Airport, I was standing on the first tee at Ireland’s storied Portmarnock Golf Club, staring down an opening drive that’s challenged the ...
Women to Watch

Women to Watch

logo-south-park-magazine Tracy Curtis – The Entertainer For Tracy Curtis 2016 was a milestone year. “I got married, blended together a new family of seven, moved into a new home, and released two new books,” said Curtis, “Oh and I turned 50, though that’s not slowing me down.” Charlotte’s ...
Lost at Sea

Lost at Sea

sparkmag BVI’s Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina delivers a Caribbean escape where no plan may be the best plan of all.  December’s chill has many in Charlotte dreaming of the ultimate Caribbean escape. Look no further than the British Virgin Islands’ Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph ...
Satirically Speaking

Satirically Speaking

sparkmag Regardless of your party affiliation these Charlotte political humorists want your vote. November can’t come fast enough for many as election-related headlines, commercials and debates have made even the most seasoned political junkies long for life off the stump. For several Charlotte humorists however, ...
Art & Soul

Art & Soul

SPlogo Arts Empowerment Project opens possibilities for court-involved youth. Can art change the direction of a child’s life? Natalie Frazier Allen believes so, and she’s harnessed the support of several area youth advocates in founding The Arts Empowerment Project (TAEP), a nonprofit connecting children ...