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Independent Media Hosted at 2012 Democratic National Convention

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…
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A Conversation With Avenue Q’s Rick Lyon

Rick Lyon has  worked on Sesame Street and on television and film projects for Columbia Pictures, New Line Cinema, ABC, CBS, The Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, VH1, and Fox. In addition to performing, Lyon also designs and…
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NEA's Rocco Landesman Talks Arts, Community

The National Endowment for the Arts chair, Rocco Landesman, was in Charlotte recently. Read my profile on his visit here in the Charlotte Observer.
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Blood Done Sign My Name: Afraid of the Dark in the South

In Blood Done Sign My Name, playwright and actor, Mike Wiley brings to life the recollections of author Tim Tyson surrounding the 1970 murder of Henry “Dickie” Marrow in Oxford, NC and the events that followed. Read my review of this…
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Steve Crump Finds Niche in Revealing African American History

Charlotte news anchor, reporter and filmmaker Steve Crump shares his thoughts on documentary film making, storytelling and his latest work, Sojourn of the Strings. The film explores the journey of the banjo from slave cabins on the plantation,…