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Learn rock, Rachmaninoff at Ballantyne School of Music

Learn rock, Rachmaninoff at Ballantyne School of Music

Kelly Massaro didn’t always realize her daughter, Paolina, was musically gifted. “When Paolina was a baby, she had colic and screamed all the time,” Massaro said. “Now I know she… Read more »

A&E Notes: Jan. 22 to 28, 2015

A&E Notes: Jan. 22 to 28, 2015

‘Widgets and Thing-a-ma-Jigs’ exhibit opens at Matthews Heritage Museum MATTHEWS – The Matthews Heritage Museum debuted its latest rotating exhibit, “Widgets and Thing-a-ma-Jigs: An Exhibit of the Mostly Unknown,” on… Read more »

Y Not: Educating Ballantyne in Art, Dance, Theater

Y Not: Educating Ballantyne in Art, Dance, Theater

Tucked away in the second floor of the Ballantyne Corners shopping center is the Ballantyne Arts Center, a jam-packed hub of art activity for children and young people interested in… Read more »

Newsies: Child labor and striking have never looked this fun

Newsies: Child labor and striking have never looked this fun

Based on the 1992 box-office flop that had a gradual rise to cult following after, “Newsies” the musical is charming its way into audiences’ hearts in its Broadway tour across… Read more »

Arts & Entertainment Notes: Dec. 23 to 29, 2014

Arts & Entertainment Notes: Dec. 23 to 29, 2014

Heritage museum to close for the holidays MATTHEWS – The Matthews Heritage Museum will be closed Thursday to Saturday, Dec. 25 to 27, for the Christmas holiday. The museum also… Read more »

Arts & Entertainment Notes: Dec. 10 to 16, 2014

Arts & Entertainment Notes: Dec. 10 to 16, 2014

Silent Images documentary takes first place in film festival MATTHEWS – Silent Images, a Matthews-based nonprofit dedicated to telling stories of hope in the midst of oppression and hardship, recently… Read more »

‘Fame Jr.’ to debut at Spotlight Performing Arts Academy

‘Fame Jr.’ to debut at Spotlight Performing Arts Academy

MINT HILL – Actors at Spotlight Performing Arts Academy will take audience members back in time this weekend to an era of big hair, heavy makeup and flashy clothing as… Read more »

Cultivate kids’ love of music at Symphony’s ‘Magic of Christmas’

Cultivate kids’ love of music at Symphony’s ‘Magic of Christmas’

At 18 years and counting, the Charlotte Symphony has provided a Christmas tradition for a generation. Adults who went to the concert as children are now bringing their own families, and… Read more »

Telling the tales of Africa

Telling the tales of Africa

Writing has been important to Emmanuel Ngwainmbi since he was 10 years old. The Matthews resident, who hails from Cameroon, Africa, first began writing as a child when he was… Read more »

Arts & Entertainment Notes: Nov. 12 to 18, 2014

Arts & Entertainment Notes: Nov. 12 to 18, 2014

Mint Hill Arts announces Volunteer of the Month, ‘People’s Choice’ winners MINT HILL – Photographer Mary Ellis Young, former secretary of the Mint Hill Arts Executive Committee, was recently named… Read more »