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Rappers 2 Chainz and Young M.A and comedians Mike Epps, Bruce Bruce and Tony Rock will perform during CIAA week in Charlotte.

Top acts such as Mike Epps, 2 Chainz, Young M.A are big draw during CIAA week

Kathleen Mora, Special Correspondent

A basketball tournament is the hub of CIAA week in Charlotte, but for many visitors, top acts such as comedian Mike Epps and rapper 2 Chainz are the primary draw.


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On the town with Toni (Feb. 24-26)

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out Toni Baker-Tyson’s weekly entertainment picks. It’s fun for grown folks.

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Charlotte Attorney James Ferguson, center, talks with reporters about the uncertain fate of the historic Excelsior Club, an icon of Charlotte's black community since 1944. (Photo: Glenn H. Burkins for

Foreclosure and back taxes threaten Excelsior Club’s survival

Public records show that the historic nightclub in northwest Charlotte faced a host of financial pressures, including unpaid taxes, code violations and civil fines.

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CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams (Photo:

Can CIAA shed its urban image to attract a broader audience?

As enthusiasm for the annual basketball tournament appears to wane for some locals, CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams is eyeing a marketing plan that would include whites and Latinos.


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