culture

Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte will close in October

Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte will permanently close following their upcoming production of “Evil Dead the Musical.” What’s...

Bruno Mars tours Charlotte’s bar scene with rum brand

Bruno Mars is in Charlotte this week to promote his rum brand SelvaRey. What’s happening: The music legend spent Sunday night at the Uptown rooftop bar...

Funding more of Charlotte’s creatives

Arts & Science Council invested $1.2 million in local creatives in fiscal year 2022. Driving the news: It’s the first time the organization topped $1...

4 Charlotte-themed tattoos from a crown to the skyline

We know you love the Queen City, so much you’ve got ink to prove it.  Last month, we asked you to share your tattoos and stories. From skylines to a CLT...

Statue honors Charlotte civil rights champion

A statue honoring civil rights attorney Julius Chambers now stands on the Trail of History on Little Sugar Creek Greenway in Midtown.  Why it matters:...

New outdoor movie and event space opens on west Charlotte’s historic Ritz Theatre site

A historic site in west Charlotte called The Ritz welcomes movies back today with a showing of Disney’s Soul and other celebrations. What: The site is...

The economic impact of Broadway’s return to Charlotte

Broadway defied gravity in Charlotte. “Wicked,” presented by Blumenthal Performing Arts, set a record during its four-week, 32-performance run at...

10 Charlotte neighborhoods as Real Housewives taglines

While catching up on the Real Housewives of Potomac, I was inspired to take on the hard-hitting journalistic task of giving Charlotte neighborhoods their own...

Broadway is back, and Blumenthal CEO Tom Gabbard is pumped

“We’ll be back soon,” the marquee outside Belk Theater read on March 16, 2020. Outside Ovens Auditorium the same day, the sign was less...

Survey says: Making friends as an adult in Charlotte is hard

Last week we shared a survey about friendships in Charlotte. More than half of the respondents say it’s hard to make friends here. But there’s good...

Charlotte’s oldest cowboy makes lasting change in Druid Hills

Editor’s note: We’re sorry to learn about the passing of Bobby “Big M” Martin on September 27, 2021. Our hearts go out to the Martin...

“Unicorn” rapper Elevator Jay aims to preserve Charlotte’s culture through music

Elevator Jay is a fishing, DJing, horse-riding rapper who prides himself on staying true to his Charlotte roots, which run deep through “The Ford”...