Entertainment

Charlotte-based reality TV series premieres on OWN Network

“To Have and To Hold: Charlotte” follows five notable Charlotte couples. The series debuts on June 1.

CLT DJ Battle puts DJ culture on display in the heart of uptown

From hip-hop to EDM, turntablist to finger drumming, four DJs will compete during in the CLT DJ Battle for prizes and bragging rights.

Hip-Hop legends headline this year’s North Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductees

Five music artists with North Carolina ties to be honored at a ceremony in October.

Charlotte’s Black filmmakers react to John Singleton’s death

Local filmmakers react to the death of Academy Award-nominated director John Singleton, who died on April 29 following complications from a stroke.

Miss North Carolina brings home the Miss USA crown

Miss North Carolina Cheslie Kryst was announced as the new Miss USA during the pageant competition on Thursday in Reno, Nevada.

Beyonce’s ‘Homecoming’ took me back to Fried Chicken Wednesdays and being on the Yard

Beyonce dropped her “Homecoming” documentary on Netflix this week, and it left her fan base feeling inspired, motivated and reflective. […]

Win tickets to Charlotte Jazz Festival events

One lucky reader will get tickets to attend 5 of the hottest shows, courtesy of our partners at Blumenthal Performing Arts.

Charlotte Black Film Festival highlights the art of storytelling in African American culture

Charlotte Black Film Festival is a local staple and welcomed outlet for showcasing the art and business of filmmaking. The African American Playwrights’ Group looks to serve as another resource.

Enter to win passes to the Charlotte Black Film Festival

We’re giving away movie passes to the Charlotte Black Film Festival on April 12 and 13. CBFF highlights culture in […]

Actress Taraji P. Henson plays Durham civil rights activist on the big screen

“The Best of Enemies” tells story of Ann Atwater and former Ku Klux Klan leader C.P. Ellis and their surprising friendship in a segregated South.

Anthony Hamilton receives Mecklenburg County’s highest honor

Hamilton is the latest recipient of the county’s Order of the Hornet award.

What Charlotte can learn from Nipsey Hussle

Sunday’s fatal shooting of rapper Nipsey Hussle in front of his Los Angeles clothing store, in broad daylight, shocked fans and […]

Jazz Arts Initiative reveals new name, logo in celebration of 10th anniversary

Organization now called JazzArts Charlotte to reflect role of the community in jazz culture. Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis on hand to help make announcement.

Win tickets to “The Millennium Tour” with R&B group B2K, singer-songwriter Mario and more

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see multi-platinum R&B group B2K and singer-songwriter Mario as they headline The Millennium […]

“Black Lives” and classical music: Carl DuPont is bringing Black history to the genre through higher education

The UNC Charlotte professor offers insight on music education, inclusion and “Black Lives: music from the operas of Anthony Davis.”

News & Buzz

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CMS suspends Superintendent Clayton Wilcox

The school district announced Monday that Superintendent Clayton Wilcox is suspended with pay. Chief Engagement Officer/Ombudsman Earnest Winston will serve...

Voices

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Charlotte’s Black filmmakers react to John Singleton’s death

Local filmmakers react to the death of Academy Award-nominated director John Singleton, who died on April 29 following complications from...

Health

Michael Floyd works out at the McCrorey YMCA in Charlotte, NC.

‘Real men’ do care for their health; witness these two

On average, men in the U.S. die about five years earlier than women of the same age. Worldwide, that disparity...

Faith

Photo Gallery: Village HeartBEAT Hearts of Champions Gala

More than 1,200 people attended this annual event, representing 44 local churches.

People

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Rook and King is the fashion accessory your lapel has been missing

Jeremiah Allen, a Johnson C. Smith University graduate, is the founder of Rook and King custom lapel pins.

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Dialogue with Dads
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Charlotte Chorale Auditions
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Charlotte Black Pride CenterStage
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Premiere Thursdays at the Jazz Room presents… Mac Arnold & Plate Full ‘o Blues plays Muddy Waters
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“These Shoes Don’t Fit” – One Night Only