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Chris Canty Youth Leadership Conference

September 28 Founder and Super Bowl Champion Chris Canty of the Baltimore Ravens has sponsored a youth leadership conference for all high school students from 8:30 a.m. to Noon on September 28, 2013 on the Campus of Johns C. Smith University. A number of speakers will host sessions on Nutrition for Teens, Self Confidence for Young Ladies […]

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49th Festival in the Park (Freedom)

September 20-22 Festival in the park is one of the strongest festivals in the area. This year makes its 49th appearance and effort to help stimulate and promote interest in the arts. There are activities for kids, art for sale, live music from a variety of artists, acting, more music and food. Some parties involved […]

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SlamCharlotte Poetry Slam

September 20 SlamCharlotte has a monthly poetry slam. This month they’re at Booth Playhouse. Three rounds of poetry and 12 poets, featuring Liz Prisley and hosted by Mr. Bluz. Winners receive cash prizes. The group is well known on the national level having won the national competition in 2007 and 2008. The national slam competition was even here […]

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Film Series at UNC Charlotte

A film series kicked off on September 14  that will introduce a collection of four documentary films that explore the nature of how we consume, experience, and respond to cinema. The four-film series, titled THE CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE, will include the remaining titles: October 12 – The Projection Room November 2 – The Rep November 9 – Martin Hill: Camera Man […]

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Romare Bearden Park Grand Opening!

August 30-September 1 I am SO excited about the grand opening of Romare Bearden Park in Uptown! What is a city without a big, cool and artistic public park for the masses? The time has arrived for Charlotte. Celebrate the opening of this park, named after famed artist Romare Bearden who is originally from Charlotte. […]

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Wild in the Water: Charlotte Nature Museum

August 17 Learn about the water you drink including its source and where it ends up once it goes down the drain. Visit critters at the Museum during Wild in the Water who make their homes in these natural water reserves, including the spiny softshell turtle, pencil urchin, Atlantic brown sea star and the Museum’s very […]

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Local movie production: PETEY

ForteJr Productions created the film PETEY, which was filmed here in Charlotte. Described as a romantic comedy, written and directed by Fred Forte Jr, the film shows what can happen when a man who knows nothing about love suddenly gets the power of love in his own hands. Starring Nolimit Larry Mims of Power 98 and […]

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Charlotte Shakespeare Festival: Taming of the Shrew

August 15-25 The 2013 Festival continues with Macbeth at Booth Playhouse. Christian Casper will act as Macbeth and Gretchen McGinty will act as Lady Macbeth. The artistic director Elise Wilkinson will direct the show. Admission is “pay what you can” with a suggested $5 per person. The Saturday matinees include a post-show workshop where all ages can dive deeper into the […]

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Carolina Panthers

If you know anything about the SE, you know that football is one of THE most preferred past times. We’ll see what Cam Newton and the squad does this year. We all hold our breath for victories. Best of luck to them this season as they represent Charlotte! Check out the schedule and tickets here. […]

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Community talk about Trayvon and George

August 22 Attendees can gather with a legal expert to review the legal aspects of the case and watch the TED talk by novelist Chimamanda Adichie about “The Danger of a Single Story.” The goal of the event is to create an opportunity for the community to open up about “our thousands of anxieties about […]

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