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MOVIE REVIEW: “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” has guts, but not in the right way

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” has guts, but not in the right way

  You would think 3-D would enhance the atmosphere of an amazing cinematic world, but unfortunately, “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” is ironically flatter than its 2-D predecessor.  Released nine years after the first installment, “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” boasts more impressive visuals but stories that are nowhere near as […]

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END of Summer Weenie Roast features Charlotte’s own hot alternative act

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
END of Summer Weenie Roast features Charlotte’s own hot alternative act

Charlotte, it’s time to get your weenie roasted. Local rock station 106.5 the END is bringing back their staple end of summer concert tradition to the PNC Music Pavilion this weekend. On Sept. 6, a variety of rock bands, from the well-known (Weezer, Fitz and the Tantrums) to the will-be-known (Flagship, Sir Sly), will hit […]

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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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Space Jams makes first contact at the Milestone Club in Charlotte

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Space Jams makes first contact at the Milestone Club in Charlotte

Engage the warp drive and jump into hyperspace; the Milestone Club hosts its first Space Jams show on Sept. 5 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices vary from $6 to $8. You’re bound to bump into a close encounter or two that night as people who attend the show wearing either a space or alien-themed costume will receive […]

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Grouplove plans to put Charlotte into a psychedelic trance

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Grouplove plans to put Charlotte into a psychedelic trance

On September 3, Grouplove and Portugal. The Man are coming to the Uptown Amphitheater in Charlotte. Both bands bring a unique blend of psychedelic music to the stage. “I feel like with us, you get a really cool blend of so many genres and styles,” says Andrew Wessen, guitar player and singer of Grouplove. Wessen’s first […]

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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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Girl Code comes to UNC Charlotte

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Girl Code comes to UNC Charlotte

As a frequent viewer of both MTV’s Guy Code and Girl Code, I was always left laughing from their witty, but crazy jokes on the habits of both genders. The shows were always flooded with interesting topics from dating, friendship codes, and behaviors that are questionable but happen none the less. Now that the two […]

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Come sing along with Portugal. The Man

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Come sing along with Portugal. The Man

With Portugal. The Man, they’re more interested in performing the music than interacting with the audience. “We’re not entertainers; we’re not there to be jumping up and down on the stage, grabbing you to come along,” says John Gourley, singer and guitar player of Portugal. The Man. “We want more than anything to have people […]

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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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It’s Briarhopper time at the McGlohon Theater

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
It’s Briarhopper time at the McGlohon Theater

On Aug. 30, The WBT Briarhoppers celebrate their 80th anniversary at the McGlohon Theater in Charlotte. The WBT Briarhoppers were founded by Charles Crutchfield in 1934. They were originally formed to help advertise products on the WBT radio station. Crutchfield came up with the name during a hunting trip when the WBT announcer at the […]

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REVIEW: “Let’s Be Cops” leaves the safety on

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
REVIEW: “Let’s Be Cops” leaves the safety on

Even with a surplus of Buddy Cop movies on the market right now, films like “21 Jump Street” and “Hot Fuzz” show us that the genre can still be fresh and funny. “Let’s Be Cops” unfortunately doesn’t. Instead of poking fun at the genre’s clichés, “Let’s Be Cops” fully embraces them. “Let’s Be Cops” tells the […]

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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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“The Last of Us: Remastered” offers more than just visual enahancements

| August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
“The Last of Us: Remastered” offers more than just visual enahancements

If you’re having trouble finding a worthy title to add to your PlayStation 4 library, “The Last of Us: Remastered” is the perfect choice. Even if you’ve played the PlayStation 3 version of the game already, there’s enough content here to justify the $50 price tag. If you haven’t played “The Last of Us” before, […]

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Chatting with Charlie

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Chatting with Charlie

For those interested in listening to some alternative folk, come out to the Evening Muse to watch Charlie King and Levi Weaver perform live. King was 12-year-old when he received his first guitar for Christmas. “I got the guitar and took guitar lessons for a few months and hated that I wasn’t just shredding the […]

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Avoiding Commonalities and Cliches , Amy Hart offers originality as the standard

| August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Avoiding Commonalities and Cliches , Amy Hart offers originality as the standard

For those looking to quench their thirst for some live music, The Amy Hart Band will be performing August 8 at the Double Door Inn at 8:00 p.m. Amy Hart learned to play the piano when she was 2-years-old. “It was just something that kind of just bloomed in me,” Hart says. Since then Hart […]

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Downfall 2012 prepares for release of final installment in concept album trilogy

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Downfall 2012 prepares for release of final installment in concept album trilogy

Downfall 2012 might sound like an odd band name to some, but frontman Daniel Gil describes it from the perspective of a kid whose interests lay in comic books and science fiction; a kid who experienced the same anxiety and social concern that can resonate with many. “And that kid was me,” says Gil. The band’s trilogy […]

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Q&A: ‘Expect the unexpected’ with Royal Blood

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Q&A: ‘Expect the unexpected’ with Royal Blood

Royal Blood is a two piece alternative rock band featuring singer and guitar player, Mike Kerr and drummer, Ben Thatcher Royal Blood is releasing their debut album on Aug. 25. “We’re not revealing too much at this stage – but the record will be 10 tracks and will be out  Aug. 25,” Thatcher says. “Obviously we’ve had […]

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2014 Vans Warped Tour Ticket Giveaway

| July 15, 2014 | 6 Comments
2014 Vans Warped Tour Ticket Giveaway

The 2014 Vans Warped Tour will visit Charlotte’s PNC Pavilion on Monday, July 28.  The annual music festival features dozens of artists and bands representing a variety of musical genres. This year’s lineup includes bands and artists such as Crizzly, All Time Low, Less Than Jake, Mayday Parade, We The Kings, 3OH!3, Tess Dunn and Yellowcard. For […]

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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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