Leanna Pough

Leanna is the current A&E editor for the Niner Times. She is in her senior year at UNC Charlotte pursuing a bachelors in Communication Studies and Journalism minor. Contact her at LPough@uncc.edu.

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Caleb Johnson coming to Charlotte

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
Caleb Johnson coming to Charlotte

Season 13 American Idol winner, Caleb Johnson performs at Amos’ Southend in Charlotte May, 8. Since Idol, Johnson released his first album titled “Testify,” celebrated the debut of his video for “Fighting Gravity” and is now preparing for his first headlining tour. Johnson explains music as a religious experience, hence the album and tour title, […]

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Steven Wrembel plays The Evening Muse

| April 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
Steven Wrembel plays The Evening Muse

  “Hot” is how French born guitarist, Stephane Wremble describes his band. The New York City based musician says the bands energy is what sets them apart. “Once you hear this band you know it’s different from anything else. It’s hard to describe,” Wremble says. Wremble, being formally trained in impressionism and having spent six […]

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Olivia Chisholm comes to campus

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Olivia Chisholm comes to campus

Photos by Varun Joshi

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Hanging with Steven Cooper

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Hanging with Steven Cooper

While everyone is stripping the beat down, he’s doing full on production with live instruments. Lyricist Steven Cooper isn’t afraid to be himself. “The number one thing I love is breaking down those stereotypes,” Cooper said. The Kansas City native isn’t the first person to come to mind when considering conscious rappers, but you may […]

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‘Get Hard’ hits theaters

| March 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
‘Get Hard’ hits theaters

  Renowned comedians Kevin Hart and Will Farrell bring the funny in Etan Cohen’s directorial debut. Together, the two do whatever it takes for James (Farrell) to “get hard” after a judge sentences him to 30 days in San Quentin. James’ one-percenter assumptions take him through Darnell’s (Hart) prison prep training camp. Phase one, get […]

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Photos: Festival De Los Colores

| March 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Photos: Festival De Los Colores

Photos by Varun Joshi.   CAB blasts a ray of fun in the Student Union and Spectrum hosts the Annual Scarlet Fever to raise HIV awareness.

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Preferred Parking pulls up to UNCC

| March 24, 2015 | 1 Comment
Preferred Parking pulls up to UNCC

  I can’t believe the auditorium isn’t packed. Samuel J. Comroe and Drew Lynch brought a new level of humor to McKnight Hall Friday, March 21. One has Tourette Syndrome, the other stutters and instead of using their disabilities as a crutch, the Preferred Parking duo uses their adversities as fuel for their funny. After […]

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DTCV finds their sound

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
DTCV finds their sound

Fresh from their performance at South by South West 2015, French American duo, DTCV (Detective) prepares for their third full length album, Uptime. “I like that word and I wasn’t really sure if it was a word and then I looked it up and saw all these technical things,” French singer song-writer and vocalist, Guylaine […]

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CAB Opens the Mic to Students

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
CAB Opens the Mic to Students

Photos by Makeedah Baker. Tuesday, March 17 UNC Charlotte’s Campus Activities Board invited students to sing, dance, tell a joke or deliver a poem at After Hours in Cone University Center.

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CAB Spring Talent Show

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
CAB Spring Talent Show

Photos by Chris Crews. Performing in front of a crowd takes guts. So I’ll start by saying, salute to all those that participated in CAB’s Spring Talent Show, Thursday, March 12 in McKnight Hall. The opening act, Morgan Jones began the show on a high note with “Love on Top” by Beyoncé. A big song […]

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Sanskrit Gallery Review

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
Sanskrit Gallery Review

Photos by Ben Robson. Sanskrit is UNC Charlotte’s award winning,nationally recognized literary-arts magazine. The annual publication features worldwide submissions that are then showcased in the Sanskrit Gallery. Sanskrit currently has samples from this year’s publication on display in the Student Union Gallery. Joshua Wood, editor-in-cheif of Sanskrit, said he is pleased with the gallery exhibition and […]

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Mid-day Music with Daniel D

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Mid-day Music with Daniel D

Photos by Varun Joshi. At 25, violinist Daniel D. is a seasoned entertainer with a growing international fan base.He has produced four albums. His most recent single made it to the top 50 of the Indie Charts.Daniel D. has become a regular requested artist for corporate, private, and festivals events. For more music and information, […]

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CAB Rocks Out

| March 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
CAB Rocks Out

Photos by Linnea Stoops.   Live karaoke with a twist! Students come out to sing their favorite tunes as a real band plays live in the background.

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mtvU Woodie Awards 2015 Nominees

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
mtvU Woodie Awards 2015 Nominees

  The mtvU Woodie Awards acknowledges influental and innovative artists, launching them into the next level of their careers. Some examples include, Wiz Khalifa, Iggy Azalea and Fall Out Boy.     Rae Sremmurd, Tupelo, Miss. Songs: “No Type” “No Flex Zone” Q: How has life changed for you since “No Flex Zone?” A: Well, […]

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The DuPont Brothers

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
The DuPont Brothers

  On a scale of one to Champ the Loch ness monster, how Vermont are you? Well, Zack DuPont, older brother and guitar player for The DuPont Brothers eats Ben & Jerry’s, wears flannel three times a week and likes maple syrup in his coffee. Their Vermont-Made Folk music blends the pensive winters of the north with […]

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Young Jules cruises through with ‘Coastin’

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Young Jules cruises through with ‘Coastin’

Baltimore born rapper, Young Jules is expected to debut his new mix tape this week. Since he began rapping, Jules has transitioned from Gospel Rap to mainstream music while managing to preserve his progressive image. The BNR Records artist released the album’s title track and music video, “Coastin” earlier this month. If the video speaks […]

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‘UMBRA” exhibit combines art and science

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
‘UMBRA” exhibit combines art and science

Photos by Leanna Pough If I had to give up the social science of communication, I would choose a career in the natural sciences, biology to be exact. I remember my first college level biology course and how it rekindled a flame that hadn’t been lit since high school. Partnering with a classmate to dissect […]

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Local gym owner competes in ‘Steve Austin’s Broken Skull’ Challenge

| February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Local gym owner competes in ‘Steve Austin’s Broken Skull’ Challenge

Steve Pinkerton, 33 6’5″, 240lbs Hometown: Charlotte, NC Specialty: CrossFit “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, one of the toughest, most memorable wrestlers of the 90s. His trademark can of “whoop ass” has made him one of the biggest stars in World Wrestling Federation (WWF/WWE) history. Since, Austin has transitioned to new forms of entertainment. “The Steve […]

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Greg Holden cooks up his new album

| February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Greg Holden cooks up his new album

If his good looks, British accent and vocals weren’t enough, Warner Bros. recording artist, Greg Holden cooks too. “It gives me a lot more options … There’s a lot of things you can do because of all the spices and ingredients,” the vegetarian said on his new found love for Indian cuisine after visiting the […]

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N.C. Dance Festival comes to UNC Charlotte

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
N.C. Dance Festival comes to UNC Charlotte

When I was really young, my dad and I would go see movies a lot. Some of those movies were musicals. So a lot of my early experiences with dance were seeing it on film, the Nicholas Brothers, Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire, the MGM greats. The idea of male dancing definitely came out of […]

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