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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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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Rowe Gallery features Brodeur and Schmidt

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
Rowe Gallery features Brodeur and Schmidt

Photos by Chris Crews. The Rowe Galleries present exhibitions of work by two faculty members of the Department of Art & Art History. David Brodeur is Associate Professor of Graphic Design. His show, Semantics, Semiotics, & The Second Amendment takes a critical look at some of the issues surrounding the gun culture in the United States. Thomas Schmidt is Assistant […]

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Carmen Neely featured in the Student Union Art Gallery

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
Carmen Neely featured in the Student Union Art Gallery

Photos by Makeedah Baker.   UNC Charlotte’s Student Union Art Gallery hosts Carmen Neely. Neely’s  “Accumulations” exhibit will be on display until Wednesday, Feb. 4.

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Ari Shaffir talks Paid Regulars, This is Not Happening and the responsibility of comedians

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Ari Shaffir talks Paid Regulars, This is Not Happening and the responsibility of comedians

Comedian Ari Shaffir has gained a following by covering some pretty controversial topics. Shaffir answers the call to discuss what makes many cringe; as an artist who makes dick jokes, he believes comedians are tasked with overcoming censorship and offensive subjects, like race, with humor. “It’s the responsibility of comedians, if you care at all, to talk […]

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Dormtainment comes to campus

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
Dormtainment comes to campus

“Living in the living room,” “Tay eats butt” and “Dirty Girl.” These are a just a few titles and topics covered by six man comedy group, Dormtainment. “A lot of our stuff comes from real life. We’ll be thinking of something or out with each other and something will spark,” says Miami native, Mike Anthony. […]

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The Evasons get into your head

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Evasons get into your head

  I’ll be the first to say I am neither a skeptic nor a believer of the clairvoyant, but mentalist duo, Jess and Tessa Evason made me question. I believe energy, vibes and juju. Like many, I’m well aware of the power of the human mind and the transmission of energy. Friday night, Jan 9, […]

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Q&A with Disney’s “Into the Woods” stars, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Q&A with Disney’s “Into the Woods” stars, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine

  Disney’s new fantasy film, “Into the Woods” intertwines timeless tales like “Jack and the Beanstallk,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Cinderella.” With a star studded cast of Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Chris Pine and “Pitch Perfect” star, Anna Kendrick, kids of all ages are sure to sing along when “Into the Woods” hits theaters […]

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Masquerade Ball

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Masquerade Ball

  Masquerades are all about mystery. UNC Charlotte’s Campus Activities Board offered a night of mystery for students, full of dancing, food and fun. Photos by Makeedah Baker.  

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CAB hosts Niner Idol

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
CAB hosts Niner Idol

Photos by J Tisdale.

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A chat with Comedian, Josh Blue before he comes to campus

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
A chat with Comedian, Josh Blue before he comes to campus

  Q&A with comedian, Josh Blue before his Nov 14 show at After Hours: 1. What sparked your initial interest in comedy? I like making people laugh. It makes me feel good. I also wanted to meet girls and it seemed like the only way that would work. 2. What separates you from other comedians? […]

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Puppets come to life

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Puppets come to life

Remember when you were a kid and nothing was more exciting than a field trip? In elementary school we would have special visits from entertainers. I remember walking down the hall in a single file line to the library for a surprise puppet show. Ventriloquist, Lynn Trefzger made kids of college students Thursday, Nov. 6. […]

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Students with sounds: Cameron Floyd

| November 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Students with sounds: Cameron Floyd

UNC Charlotte senior and artist, Cameron Floyd has been playing around Charlotte for some time now. He, along with band members Aaron Schwiebert and Dalton Robertson  perform at venues like The Evening Muse, Boardwalk Billie’s and The Neighborhood Theater. Live music is their thing. “We love playing music, it’s something we do to let off steam […]

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L.I.F.E on Campus

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
L.I.F.E on Campus

BNR’s College L.I.F.E Tour comes to UNC Charlotte Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Photos by Makeedah Baker.

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BNR brings L.I.F.E to campus

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
BNR brings L.I.F.E to campus

49ers are invited to support independent artists Saturday, Nov. 1 when BNR brings The College L.I.F.E (Life Is Forever Entertaining) Tour to campus. Director of promotions, Jermaine Spencer says students can expect artists from an assortment of genres. “We’ll have rap artist, R&B singers, pop singers, bands and a variety of Djs. Most of the […]

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CAB: Student Art Showcase

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
CAB: Student Art Showcase

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Photos by Mikki Stith.

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PHOTOS: Chance the Rapper kicks off Homecoming

| October 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
PHOTOS: Chance the Rapper kicks off Homecoming

Photos by Ben Robson. The Verge Campus tour brought Chance The Rapper and special guests Sweater beats and Young & Sick UNC Charlotte’s Halton Arena on Wednesday night for the Homecoming 2014 Concert sponsored by the Campus Activities Board (CAB).

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