If you were a fan of Sean “Diddy” Combs and his MTV reality shows, then you may remember seeing a […]
Carolina Black Music Month: Greg Cox
Win tickets to see BIG3 basketball at Spectrum Center
We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see BIG3 basketball when it comes to the Spectrum Center on June […]
Carolina Black Music Month: Fantasia
Multiplatinum Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Fantasia (Barrino) Taylor first captured America’s attention in 2004 as Season 3 winner of “American Idol.” […]
Durag Fest returns for another unapologetically Black Juneteenth celebration
Nicknamed the “Met Gala of Durags,” an alternative Juneteenth festival, will take place June 15 at Camp North End. Over 1,200 people attended last year’s inaugural event.
Carolina Black Music Month: Lute
West Charlotte rapper Lute (born Luther Nicholson) created some buzz in Charlotte’s hip-hop scene with his first solo project, “West […]
Carolina Black Music Month: Ben E. King
Carolina Black Music Month is spotlighting Ben E. King. King — a native of Henderson, N.C. — is most known for the 1961 timeless hit “Stand By Me.”
Carolina Black Music Month: Nina Simone
Carolina Black Music Month is spotlighting Nina Simone. Music from the Tryon, N.C., native spanned across genres and often included social commentary.
Local arts roundup: Porch Productions celebrates 10 years, ASC names new president
News from Charlotte’s cultural sector: Black-owned youth theater company celebrates its 10th anniversary; the Arts & Science Council names its new leader to begin July 1.
Carolina Black Music Month: Arsena Schroeder
Arsena Schroeder’s path to becoming a singer-songwriter didn’t begin until she was in college. Since then, the independent artist has […]
Carolina Black Music Month: Elevator Jay
Over the years, we’ve seen the emergence of Southern hip-hop in places like Atlanta and Texas. While we witnessed North […]
Common gets vulnerable, talks love and life at Charlotte book event
More than 800 people showed up in support of the award-winning artist, activist and author during the Charlotte stop of his book tour.
Carolina Black Music Month: Anthony Hamilton
Anthony Hamilton is Charlotte’s music royalty. The Grammy Award-winning R&B/Soul singer and songwriter hit it big in 2003 with his […]
Celebrating Carolina artists during Black Music Month
June is Black Music Month, and we’ve curated a list of some of your favorite artists, musicians and writers with Carolina connections.
Shelby J, once Prince’s backup singer, leads tribute concert
N.C. native Shelby J spent years touring with Prince’s band, the New Power Generation. On June 7, she’ll perform during “Purple Note 4” to celebrate the late musician’s birthday.
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.