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Music duo, Kalin and Myles chat with Niner Times

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Music duo, Kalin and Myles chat with Niner Times

Kalin and Myles are the newest dynamic duo to hit the music scene. With an almost overnight rise to fame, they have not only captured the hearts of many, many girls but also revealed their incredible talent. With their families and friends by their side, to keep them grounded and focussed, they are reaching for […]

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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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MOVIE REVIEW: “Annabelle” is the worst horror film of the year.

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Annabelle” is the worst horror film of the year.

I’m forgiving with horror movies, REALLY forgivin;, it’s my biggest soft spot of any genre, and I tend to enjoy quite a bit of what I see with horror. In 2013, “The Conjuring” hit theaters and turned the horror genre upside down; it was not only terrifying in every sense, it also featured some of […]

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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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Album Review: Bobby Banizi “Where I Belong”

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Album Review: Bobby Banizi “Where I Belong”

Bobbi Bazini’s debut album, “Where I Belong” pegs his sound as soul-enticing. The introductory track, “Heavy Love”, leads one down the winding road that envelops the collection in a casual sense, filled with light jams and a toe-tapping chorus that keeps the head nodding. “Cherish Our Love” is a more slowed down track bringing the […]

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FILM ANALYSIS: “Old Boy”

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
FILM ANALYSIS: “Old Boy”

The inherent problem with any remake is that it will be held up against the original. Spike Lee’s 2013 remake of the Korean cult-classic Oldboy (2003) is no different. In both, a man is trapped in prison for many years with no explanation, then suddenly freed. While the remake is by no means a bad […]

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Dance rockers New Politics give new meaning to ‘political party’

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Dance rockers New Politics give new meaning to ‘political party’

There are bands that know how to perform well on stage, and then there are bands that know how to perform the best on stage. New Politics falls into the latter category. Denmark’s own three-piece rock band hit the stage at the Fillmore Charlotte on Thursday evening to a crowd thoroughly aware of how energetic and lively […]

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“Gracepoint” Episode 3 makes everyone a suspect.

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
“Gracepoint” Episode 3 makes everyone a suspect.

At this point, “Gracepoint” really has my attention; it’s not necessarily the best show on television, but it’s merits are far better than anything that should be on FOX. Episode 3 delves deeper into personal territory of Danny Solano’s murder, including the eventual questioning from his parents and friends. This episode also dives deeper into […]

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UNC Charlotte student takes a stab at the music industry

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte student takes a stab at the music industry

  Following the release of his mixtape, “Welcome to the  Intro,” Khyran Shank has  been working on new  projects and shows  for the past year. “Throughout this year I’ve been to Atlanta doing showcase shows, I performed back  in my hometown of Indiana and then did  the talent show last year and got second place […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Gone Girl” is why books are made into movies

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Gone Girl” is why books are made into movies

I have many directors I like, there are directors I love and then there are my “do no wrong” directors: filmmakers with such a hold on my love for film that they could make a horrendous piece of trash, and I still would probably love it. I have four “do no wrong” directors: Quentin Tarantino, […]

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The sparks that began Cairo Fire

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
The sparks that began Cairo Fire

It all came together quickly for the guys of Cairo Fire, the four-piece Charlotte pop/rock band. About a year and a half ago, Will White moved down to Charlotte with a desire to gather up some musicians to perform with. So he posted a shot-in-the-dark invite on Craigslist to see what could happen. He received a […]

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In Case You Missed It: UNC Charlotte Welcomes Valerie Zimany and Daniel Bare

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
In Case You Missed It: UNC Charlotte Welcomes Valerie Zimany and Daniel Bare

Photos by Elizabeth Medlin. People encounter art in their lives every single day; everybody sees and thinks about art differently. Many can agree that art is so much better in person, and I think all who see Valerie Zimany and Daniel Bare’s exhibit currently being displayed at the Rowe Arts Gallery can agree with that. […]

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FILM ANALYSIS: The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
FILM ANALYSIS: The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

  It’s hard to talk about this film without some knowledge of the director, Fritz Lang. A Jew, Lang was one of the preeminent directors in Germany during the years between the World Wars. Obviously, being Jewish in Germany in the 1930s (and really even before then) was not a good thing, what with the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “The Equalizer” has a unique beauty about it

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “The Equalizer” has a unique beauty about it

I don’t really like Antoine Fuqua’s movies, save for “Training Day”, they’re all pretty much the same to me. “Shooter”, “Brooklyn’s Finest”, “Olympus Has Fallen”, all provide the audience with the same vapid action pieces with graphic violence and minimal character development. When the trailer for “The Equalizer” came out, I saw it as another […]

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Gaming Roundup: Week of Oct. 13

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Gaming Roundup: Week of Oct. 13

The Evil Within The horror genre has recently seen a massive re-emergence in video games, with titles like “Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs” and “Outlast” sparking a slew of other scary games. It wouldn’t be October without a few screams, and “The Evil Within” has the pedigree to create more than a few. It’s director, […]

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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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“Gracepoint” Episode 2 offers up more haunting beauty

| October 9, 2014 | 1 Comment
“Gracepoint” Episode 2 offers up more haunting beauty

I was impressed with the pilot for FOX’s “Gracepoint.” It had a great amount of emotional heft and wonderful acting from a network TV show, which shocked me. Episode 2 offers up more of that same beauty with more twists and turns that will engage the viewer until the final horrific cliffhanger. What I liked about […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “The Maze Runner” is a standout literary adaption

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “The Maze Runner” is a standout literary adaption

First came “Harry Potter”, then came “The Hunger Games”, then “Divergent”, and now comes “The Maze Runner”, the new Young Adult (YA) Novel adaption to hit the big screen. After numerous failures from YA movies like “Vampire Academy”, “Beautiful Creatures” and “I Am Number Four”, studios are still trying to reach out to adolescent fans […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “This Is Where I Leave You” is a sweet family reunion

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “This Is Where I Leave You” is a sweet family reunion

I guess you can call it “August: Osage County” dipped in sugar, but that actually made me want to see “This Is Where I Leave You” even more. The concept of a movie with a HUGE ensemble cast and chaotic hilarity sounds perfect, right? Well, maybe not perfect, but really good in this case. “This […]

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