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There’s an old song you’re probably familiar with: "You can always go downtown." Well, in the Queen City, you really can’t go downtown—or at least, you shouldn’t refer to it that way. Charlotte, North Carolina doesn’t have an official "downtown" area, you see, but rather an Uptown—the very name of which signifies that the area is ever-expanding, constantly improving, and ultimately thriving, making it a perfect central hub and cultural focal point for a city that remains always on the up-and-up.
Published: 08/25/2011 by Pamela Harwell in Arts & Entertainment
The North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center is the source of the best performing arts entertainment in Charlotte and in the Carolinas. Located in the uptown area of Charlotte, NC, since it opened its doors in 1992, the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center has experienced tremendous growth, while also helping to stimulate the Queen City’s economy.
Published: 08/22/2011 by Brie DePaulo in Arts & Entertainment
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra exists to serve the community of Charlotte, NC "through music that educates, entertains and enriches the human spirit." The Charlotte Symphony was founded in 1932 and is the largest active professional performing arts organization in the central Carolinas. With over 100 performances each year, the Charlotte Symphony attracts more than 200,000 audience members and listeners in the Queen City every season.
Published: 08/22/2011 by Pamela Harwell in Arts & Entertainment
For some, the study and enjoyment of art is a solitary task. It’s something done quietly, privately, and in isolation, perhaps on some rainy afternoon in a musty old downtown gallery or museum. That’s a perfectly find way to experience visual art, of course, but it isn’t really the full extent of how the arts are meant to be enjoyed. For many artists and art patrons, it’s a community matter, something that’s savored as a group—even as a city—and not in isolation.
Published: 08/24/2011 by Thomas Klein in Attractions
Billy Graham is a widely known and respected evangelist that was born and raised near Charlotte, North Carolina. Few other religious figures have had as much influence as he, considering both the depth and longevity of his career. Frequently looked to by world leaders, including several presidents of the United States, Billy Graham has added a great deal to the history of the Queen City.
In a city as large as Charlotte, North Carolina, you’re going to expect to find a fairly prosperous art scene. And indeed, there is an entire arts district in the Queen City, and a vibrant community of painters, sculptors, musicians, actors, writers, and other creative types who give the city a certain panache. And along with a vital art scene, of course, one expects to find some great art galleries and museums—which, for Charlotte, means the Mint.
Published: 08/25/2011 by Hannah Portsman in Arts & Entertainment
The arts community in the Queen City is truly beginning to flourish. With the development of new venues like the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, and the growth of older venues like the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, along with the development of the arts community in North Davidson, the city of Charlotte is becoming a haven for artists all over North Carolina.