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Album review: Uh Huh Her’s ‘Future Souls’

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Album review: Uh Huh Her’s ‘Future Souls’

Looking for a new sound to get into for the summer? Following the release of their third album “Future Souls” on March 25, Uh Huh Her is coming to the Visulite Theatre on May 22, bringing their electro-pop soulfulness to our airwaves. In their newest album, as with the name sake, “Future Souls” has a lot to […]

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Poverty is Real presents classic rock showdown at the Double Door Inn

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Poverty is Real presents classic rock showdown at the Double Door Inn

Organizations like the Urban Ministry Center in Charlotte make an attempt to deter poverty, educate young adults on the realities of this problem and help those who are currently suffering these conditions. They offer food, shelter and medical aid among other things to those in need. With the aid of the Georgia-based organization Poverty is Real, the […]

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Weekend movie tracker: April 18

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Weekend movie tracker: April 18

After being teased by summer weather only to be struck with a freeze warning later this week, we here at the Niner Times will be staying in until kinder temperatures prevail. It’s supposed to warm up this weekend, but if mother nature changes her mind here’s a few movies to check out while staying warm […]

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Demetri Martin makes his first stop in Charlotte a memorable one

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Demetri Martin makes his first stop in Charlotte a memorable one

Though Demetri Martin has been a well-known name in the comedy world for several years now, he just finished his first show in the Queen City on Sunday night. The comic best known for his former Comedy Central show “Important Things With Demetri Martin” remarked that though he hasn’t performed here, he has visited before […]

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Review: “The Wolf Among Us, Episode 3: A Crooked Mile”

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Review: “The Wolf Among Us, Episode 3: A Crooked Mile”

(WARNING: Possible spoilers of key plot point may be in this review) Along the paths we choose, a choice is made we can never take back. The clock winds down ever so slowly; to move or not to move, there’s a price to pay either way. Almost immediately in this episode, the cost is thrown […]

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UNC Charlotte starts the spring season off right with ‘Spring Awakening’

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte starts the spring season off right with ‘Spring Awakening’

Spring has definitely sprung with UNC Charlotte’s production of “Spring Awakening.” “Spring Awakening” is a play set in 1890 in a town in Germany. The play features many dynamic, adolescent characters going through the tough pitfalls of life and finding out how they measure up in society. With its numerous controversial ideals and dichotomies, it […]

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Upcoming movie remakes inject new life into classic films

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Upcoming movie remakes  inject new life into classic films

After a 21-year retirement, “Robocop” was finally reprogrammed and welcomed back into theaters on Jan. 30, 2014. While it shared the same title as the 1987 film, this remake was not a simple rehash of the original; instead it completely rebuilt the cyborg policeman from the ground up. No longer was “Robocop” about a cyborg […]

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Desert Noises on tour for new album “27 Ways”

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Desert Noises on tour for new album “27 Ways”

From Utah Valley, Utah, Desert Noises frontman, Kyle Henderson started the project in the basement of his parents’ house after finishing high school.  Tyler Osmond, Patrick Boyer and Brennan Allen later joined. Henderson left his career and Mormon faith behind and set out with one goal in mind: to make timeless music. Inspired by bands […]

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Gaming round-up: April 8 through April 20

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Gaming round-up: April 8 through April 20

“The Wolf Among Us, Episode 3: A Crooked Mile” (WARNING: Possible Spoilers) First, Snow White and Bigsby Wolf searched for the killer responsible for a fellow Fable’s head being laid on their doorstep. Next, after a seeming end for Snow, the mystery deepened as her fairy tale became intertwined with the case at hand. Now […]

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Licensed video games that are fun and cost efficient

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Licensed video games that are fun and cost efficient

After several delays, “South Park: The Stick of Truth” was finally released on March 4. While most licensed games tend to be rushed and fail to capture the essence of the licenses they’re based on, “South Park: The Stick of Truth” stays true to the show’s construction-paper format and features the same hilarious writing with […]

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Spring Awakening sure to shock and delight UNC Charlotte

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Spring Awakening sure to shock and delight UNC Charlotte

Sex, violence, homosexuality, masturbation: These may not be the usual topics discussed in theatre, but “Spring Awakening” is not your average musical. As one might expect from the list above, it can spark what would typically be taboo conversation among audiences. Adapted from Frank Wedekind’s 1891 German play, this musical shocked Broadway and is here […]

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Spotlight: The Last Internationale shakes up Charlotte

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Spotlight: The Last Internationale shakes up Charlotte

On Wednesday night, April 2, The Last Internationale opened up for Weezer at The Fillmore. Delila, their vocalist, came out with good range and a unique tone on the mic. Her rock-sounding voice brought variety to their songs. When guitarist Edgey stepped up to the front, he performed some incredible solos. The music had enough bass […]

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Onward, Etc. bringing equal parts Americana and folk to Tremont

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Onward, Etc. bringing equal parts Americana and folk to Tremont

For fans of Mumford and Sons and other similar acts looking to branch out, Onward, Etc. is definitely a band to check out. The Americana/folk group is coming to Tremont Music Hall April 8 at 8 p.m. The Menders and Charlie King will also be performing. Tickets are a steal at $8-10, which means even […]

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REVIEW: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is a solid start for the blockbuster season

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
REVIEW: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is a solid start for the blockbuster season

Looking for some action this weekend? Maybe a bit of patriotism in order to curb the rainy weather? As of midnight on April 4, Captain America storms back into theatres to fight for our freedom yet again. This new entry into the Marvel movie universe takes right off where “The Avengers” left off, much like […]

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Devolution Project offers students a chance to start their own apparel line in new contest

Devolution Project offers students a chance to start their own apparel line in new contest

Creative ideas and designs often start in the minds of many independent artists with little or no resources to get their creations widespread. Especially on a campus setting, many students with unique concepts might not know where to start. Organizations like the Devolution Project specialize in providing early-stage designers with a low-cost entry into a […]

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Railroad Earth coming to Charlotte on the heels of the release of their new album

Railroad Earth coming to Charlotte on the heels of the release of their new album

Music incorporates a plethora of genres that differ in even the most subtle ways. Some genres are more obscure than others– especially when artists combine them. While finding the right amalgamation is challenging, it is a particularly tasteful and creative concept – one that Railroad Earth performs expertly. The New Jersey-born group consists of six members, […]

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“KEEPING WATCH” on art with an impact

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
“KEEPING WATCH” on art with an impact

Superman sits directly over the heart of Joyce Dallal’s “The Other Toy Story,” a giant metal toddler filled with toys currently on display in The Projective Eye Gallery on UNC Charlotte’s Center City campus. The famously impervious superhero fits nicely with theme of non-recyclable plastics and the rather drastic impact they have on our environment. […]

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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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A night at Manifesto XII

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
A night at Manifesto XII

“Who am I? What am I, and what is it that makes me be?” These are the words that resounded towards the audience as the Manifesto Film Festival XII commenced on Thursday night. As was introduced, the theme of the night and this year’s subtitle, “Reflections Projections,” was a different take for the students of the Art Institute. […]

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“The Invisible Man” becomes more apparent at the North Carolina Science Festival

| March 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
“The Invisible Man” becomes more apparent at the North Carolina Science Festival

As the latest addition to the 2014 North Carolina Science Festival, UNC Charlotte and the Discovery Place will be co-hosting a science film series. Each screening is free and will be followed by an expert led discussion regarding the scientific accuracy and possibilities for each film. While most of the films being shown are relatively […]

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