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Expect a lot at Yellowcard’s Amos’ Southend performance

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Expect a lot at Yellowcard’s Amos’ Southend performance

It’s not often that a band from your youth can change its sound and you’re still a fan. Los Angeles based band Yellowcard has transitioned from their pop rock persona to a more alternative rock sound. Front man, Ryan Key says the transition didn’t stop at the music, Yellowcard tours changed too! “I think we […]

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UNC Charlotte Homecoming concert brought to you by EMUZE, LLC

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte Homecoming concert brought to you by EMUZE, LLC

The third of its kind, The Verge Campus Tour, sponsored by EMUZE, LLC, connects college students with top emerging artists, leading brands and non profit initiatives, a campus to campus takeover. “We want to create an immersive experience and atmosphere for students on their campus that is unlike anything they would experience at their school […]

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HOMECOMING 2014 -Meet the Acts

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
HOMECOMING 2014 -Meet the Acts

This years Verge Campus Tour highlights artists, Chance the Rapper and Young & Sick. Born Chancelor Bennett, hip-hop novice, Chance the Rapper –please say the “rapper” is a Chi town native with a delivery that’s hard to forget. His raspy slur and witty bars made his verse on Lil Wayne’s Dedication 5 track, “You Song” […]

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Microsoft brings a gem to the crown

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Microsoft brings a gem to the crown

  Calling all techies, Kelly Clarkson fans, local organizations, bargain shoppers and even the not-so-tech savvy! Microsoft doesn’t miss a beat with the Oct. 18 opening of their first full line retail store in Charlotte’s South Park Mall. “We’re here to really become a part of the Charlotte community and the fabric of the community,” […]

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Q&A with Paul Janeway of St. Paul & The Broken Bones

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Q&A with Paul Janeway of St. Paul & The Broken Bones

  From the raspy tones of Otis Redding to the sultry vocals of Marvin Gaye. From the prolific grooves of the Beatles to the peaks of every Rolling Stone. This band was made for me and you. St. Paul & The Broken Bones will weave you through a range of emotions when they perform Tuesday, Oct. 14 […]

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In Case You Missed it: When The Well Reds read UNC Charlotte

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
In Case You Missed it: When The Well Reds read UNC Charlotte

The Well Reds, an Atlanta, Ga. based pop-rock quartet hit UNC Charlotte Sept. 30 at After Hours. Comprised of Jeremy Ezell, Torin Pegnats and brothers Sean and Rex Crawford, the band has shared bills with acts like Hot Chelle Rae, Parachute and Automatic Love Letter. Photos by Christina Harris. For more information on The Well Reds […]

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Rudimental leaves it to the vibes

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Rudimental leaves it to the vibes

Three weeks into their tour with Ed Sheeran, Amir Amor and Piers Agget of Rudimental say life on the road is mostly work. “It’s kind of like going to another planet for a while. We’re in a different place everyday pretty much,” says Rudimental guitarist and keyboardist Amor. Those who have experienced Rudimental live can […]

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Lil Wayne wins the crown

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lil Wayne wins the crown

Whatever happened to friendly competition? A little fire under the bum to add that “umph” to your performance as a person. The Drake versus Wayne Tour is the perfect example of that friendly fire Hip-Hop can have. Their choice of video game themed backdrops adds to the spirit of competition. The two went head-to-head in a […]

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Q&A with Michael Grandinetti

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Q&A with Michael Grandinetti

Q: How did growing up in Pittsburgh encourage you to become a magician? Did your home life encourage variety? A: My family, and growing up in Pittsburgh, had a tremendous impact on me. I am very much the product of a very supportive family and community. From the time I found magic when I was 5 […]

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Do you believe in magic?

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Do you believe in magic?

“Magic played a big part in helping me to overcome shyness …” says Michael Grandinetti of The CW’s “Masters of Illusion.” The Pittsburgh, Pa. native admits to being a shy youngster and magic, along with the support of his community, played a huge role in building his confidence. “This opened the door to speaking, and […]

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Variety Entertainment Inc. brings Funk Fest to Charlotte

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Variety Entertainment Inc. brings Funk Fest to Charlotte

  Funk Fest 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the festival that began in an outdoor venue in Mobile, Ala. The 2014 lineup includes: Outkast, LL Cool J, Salt-N-Pepa, Fantasia, The Roots and more. Grammy nominated hip-hop artist, B.O.B. is also expected to perform. Signed to rapper, T.I.’s Grand Hustle Records, B.O.B. has made his mark […]

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Levi Weaver hits The Evening Muse

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Levi Weaver hits The Evening Muse

I met this dude when I was 22 years old and what I loved most was he had so much soul. “Flava,” as defined on Urban Dictionary, is one’s style, swag, appearance or uniqueness. A five letter word often used to describe soulful musicians and less often describes a folk rock artist from Texas. Singer-songerwriter, Levi Weaver […]

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“While The City Sleeps”

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
“While The City Sleeps”

Charlotte artist, Paul Keysar shows us Queen City nightlife. Keysar’s “While The City Sleeps” features night paintings of urban and country Charlotte. “The things that don’t seem interesting during the day when you get a different light on them at night, they become interesting,” says Keysar. Moonlight, artificial light and a combination of the two […]

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From Goo Goos to Grammy noms, they’re still learning

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
From Goo Goos to Grammy noms, they’re still learning

Engrained in its DNA, the heart of Rock music beats to the tunes of the Goo Goo Dolls. Since forming in 1986, the Goo Goo Dolls have become one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music. Twenty-eight years and 10 million album sales later they’re still pumping out hits. Along side Daughtry […]

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Win tickets for Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

| June 19, 2014 | 3 Comments
Win tickets for Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

West Coast swag with East Coast roots, hip-hop group, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is easily one of America’s most memorable rap groups. Their tongue-tying lyrics and relatable hooks gave the 90s a taste of that “Cleveland Sound.” The Grammy Award winning group is set to rip the stage Sunday, July 20 at The Fillmore Charlotte. Doors open […]

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If “They Don’t Know,” They Do Now

| June 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
If “They Don’t Know,” They Do Now

You may not know him by name, but I guarantee you know his work. Hip Hop artist, Rico Love made sure Charlotte knew both Tuesday night, June 10 at Amos’ Southend. With records like Usher “Hey Daddy,” Kelly Rowland “Go Lover,” and Trey Songz “Heart Attack,” its fair to say, Love is no rookie to […]

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The Art of War

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Art of War

Wartime is always different on the home front. UNC Charlotte Illustration and Art Education major, Rob Bates offers a more humane and progressive look at war in “The Art of War” exhibit featured in the Student Union Gallery. “A lot of people think war art is depicting a lot of combat or glorified, romanticized type […]

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The Night I Became a Tamartian

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Night I Became a Tamartian

Tamar Braxton has officially earned a fan. The starlet is known for her catch phrases and captivating persona. A personality that warrants imaginary BFFs. After experiencing her live at the Fillmore in Charlotte on Wednesday, May 21, she has proven that big sister Toni isn’t the only songstress in the family. Nothing speaks to the […]

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Breaking Bad’s RJ Mitte visits Charlotte

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Breaking Bad’s RJ Mitte visits Charlotte

RJ Mitte, of “Breaking Bad,” cruises through Charlotte this week, making pit stops at the Epicentre, Lake Norman High School and Charlotte Motor Speedway. The busy actor is currently preparing for upcoming projects including an independent film, “Who’s Driving Doug,” and his new role on “Switched at Birth.” The latter is an ABC Family television […]

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Kid Ink lets us in his lane

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Kid Ink lets us in his lane

Following the release of his second studio album, “My Own Lane,” California rapper Kid Ink gears up for the Live Nation’s One to Watch tour. The headliner has more than one reason to celebrate the event. Not only is he promoting the January release of his album, but the tour also starts on his birthday. […]

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