Heather Benson

Heather Benson is a lifestyle, sports, and entertainment writer for the Niner Times and from Raleigh, North Carolina. She is an English major and a journalism minor. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and watching seasons at a time of Netflix shows.

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UNCC Choral Carols in Gardens

| December 11, 2016 | 1 Comment
UNCC Choral Carols in Gardens

The UNC Charlotte Music Department hosted a holiday choral concert in the Botanical Gardens Thursday afternoon, and it got everyone who attended in the holiday spirit. Men and women joined together to watch the school’s choral group sing in harmony under the garden’s gazebo. The songs sung were composed in many different places around the […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’

WARNING: This article will be filled with spoilers as well as personal and 100% biased opinions on said spoilers. Nostalgia alert! “Gilmore Girls” is back people and it’s back with full force. Last week, Netflix released “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” which picks up ten years after the last season of the original […]

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Los Angeles Comedians Gain New Fans In Charlotte

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
Los Angeles Comedians Gain New Fans In Charlotte

Students filed into Cone after hours Friday, Nov. 11, at their chance to see two great comedians from Los Angeles. Daphnique Springs and Barry Brewer came to UNC Charlotte to share some laughs and give some advice to the college students at an event entitled “Friday Night Live.” Springs was the first to take the stage. Her […]

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Standing With Standing Rock

| November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
Standing With Standing Rock

The performance of Larry Yazzie was promoted to students at UNC Charlotte as a Native American Dance concert, but it was so much more. Yazzie and manager/performer Christal Moose teamed together to take their audience on a musical and spiritual journey. Before Moose introduced Yazzie, she took the time to tell her audience a little […]

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Flow Tribe Leave Their Charlotte Audience Smiling

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Flow Tribe Leave Their Charlotte Audience Smiling

The Double Door Inn is a fun dive bar on a dark uptown Charlotte street. It’s small but filled to the brim with character and the friendliness of the people inside it. It’s a place that obviously has its regulars but welcomes newcomers with open arms. That’s exactly what they did with New Orleans band, […]

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Eli Young Band Owns Coyote Joe’s Stage

| October 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
Eli Young Band Owns Coyote Joe’s Stage

The lighting was dim and the beer was flowing at Coyote Joe’s last Friday night, Oct. 7, as the guests anticipated for the Eli Young Band to take the stage. The night began as the house band brought the crowd to their feet. Men and women adorned in cowboy boots met on the dance floor […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ’22, A Million’ – Bon Iver

| October 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ’22, A Million’ – Bon Iver

Bon Iver’s first album in five years could be described as strange, experimental and reflective. The American indie-folk band is led by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon. With each song on the new album, “22, A Million,” Vernon does something different, original and thought provoking. The songs on “22, A Million” replace the old acoustic instruments that […]

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Witt Lowry Rocks the Neighborhood Theatre

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Witt Lowry Rocks the Neighborhood Theatre

The line into the Neighborhood Theatre in North Davidson ran for blocks Friday, Sept. 16th. As the men and women entered the theatre one by one, the air was filled with excitement and anticipation of the night to come. Inside, the bartenders were cleaning glasses, the vendors were hanging shirts to sell and the musicians […]

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James Young tells us what life is like in the Eli Young Band

| September 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
James Young tells us what life is like in the Eli Young Band

Before the Eli Young Band come to Charlotte on October 7 at Coyote Joe’s, James Young, the lead guitarist, took the time to talk to the Niner Times about life on tour, their upcoming album and some advice for the UNCC student. I’m a big fan, so I appreciate you taking the time to talk […]

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Foodie Friday: Ninety’s Ice Cream and Sandwiches

| September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Foodie Friday: Ninety’s Ice Cream and Sandwiches

Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches have come to Charlotte and everyone is falling in love with them! Ninety’s Ice Cream and Sandwiches, located right near UNC Charlotte’s Campus, began selling these desserts about two weeks ago. However, when a Facebook post took them viral, I knew I had to try them for myself. I decided on […]

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