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2017 Spring Dance Concert is a Great Reminder of the Coming Summer.

| April 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
2017 Spring Dance Concert is a Great Reminder of the Coming Summer.

You could hear the infectious music of the first performance “www.BluePrint” reverberate on the walls outside of Robinson Hall inviting latecomers into Belk Theatre’s showing of the 2017 Spring Dance Concert. They would have to wait until the doors opened for the second act, as to not disturb the amazing sounding performance. The second act […]

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Celebrating women and their accomplishments

| April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Celebrating women and their accomplishments

On the third floor of the Student Union March 28, students and staff gathered to attend the Annual International Women’s Day Celebration, the biggest cohort in its twelve-year history. The audience was treated to refreshments as well as two songs from women’s ensemble The UNC Charlotte Charlotteans. The purpose of the celebration is to honor women’s […]

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On Campus Memorial of Jonathan Ferrell

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
On Campus Memorial of Jonathan Ferrell

Last week on Sept. 14 there was a spontaneous pinning of victims of police violence upon Belk plaza, with words in chalk reminding students at UNC Charlotte about the 2013 shooting of Jonathan Ferrell as well as the words “End State Sanctioned Violence” and the nationally renowned “Black Lives Matter” Rallying cry. These pinning’s, which […]

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The Lovely and The Grimy: Afro Punk 2016

| September 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Lovely and The Grimy: Afro Punk 2016

On the weekend of August 27-28 I was in Brooklyn, New York attending the festival of Afro-Punk where it first started; Commodore Barry Park. The festival was a disorganized, crowded mess. Some of the more popular sets were up to an hour late getting on stage and navigating around the park took some getting used […]

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Friday Night Live – JR De Guzman

| February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
Friday Night Live – JR De Guzman

Photos by Ashwin Ananthapadmanabhan and Erin Cortez . “Friday Night Live” on Feb. 5 was not the event it should have been considering the talent that was present with musician and comedian JR De Guzman. Although De Guzman was not supposed to be on his own according to the advertisement for the event, he was […]

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‘The Opulence of Integrity’ – The Muhammad Ali story told through dance

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
‘The Opulence of Integrity’ – The Muhammad Ali story told through dance

Inspired by the mind of Fred Ho “The Opulence of Integrity” is an interpretative dance piece written to encompass much of the life and consciousness of legendary American Boxer Muhammad Ali. Presented at Belk theatre here at UNCC, the ensemble work was split up into four movements. Each of which were divided by a monologue, by […]

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Preview: ‘Spotlight’ recital brings UNCC talent to the forefront

| February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Preview: ‘Spotlight’ recital brings UNCC talent to the forefront

Presenting Friday, Feb. 5 in Robinson Hall’s Belk theatre, “Spotlight” is a concert meant to exemplify some of the best student musicians UNCC has to offer. On Monday, I sat down with assistant clarinet professor Jessica Lindsey to get a better understanding of the way this concert will be set up and the type of music […]

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‘It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman!’ starts UNC Charlotte Theatre Department’s semester on the right foot

| January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
‘It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman!’ starts UNC Charlotte Theatre Department’s semester on the right foot

Seats filled the Black Box theatre almost completely as the musical’s live band, sporting the Superman logo on their black shirts, played their lounge music until everyone was situated. Liberal studies professor and half the directing force of this musical Jay Morong went out to welcome the audience. After the red and blue stage lights […]

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NASD accreditation to connect UNC Charlotte to dance community

| December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
NASD accreditation to connect UNC Charlotte to dance community

The Department of Dance at UNC Charlotte is at long last being accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), an event that not only helps to fulfill the broader goal of the College of Arts and Architecture in reaching full accreditation in all of its five units of learning, but will also  give legitimacy a […]

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Review: ‘The Hunting Grounds’ Documentary about sexual assault on campus

| November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
Review: ‘The Hunting Grounds’ Documentary about sexual assault on campus

Universities from Harvard to University of California, Berkley and even in our own state system in UNC Chapel Hill were implicated as places that facilitate predatory behavior in “The Hunting Grounds,” a documentary dealing with the sexual assault that happens on campuses nationwide and why these abuses have been allowed to continue since as far back […]

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Review: Future-Soul Quartet – Hiatus Kaiyote

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Review: Future-Soul Quartet – Hiatus Kaiyote

Photos by Luis Rumbaut I did not know what to expect as I entered The Visulite Theatre by the side of the trolley tracks in Uptown Charlotte to see Hiatus Kaiyote, but I was sure blown away by how it was set up. The venue is divided into three areas with the bar being the […]

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A reflection of the new industrial era, Review: ‘Priest of the Temple’

| October 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
A reflection of the new industrial era, Review: ‘Priest of the Temple’

Photos by Aleena Oliveira. On a dry run of “Priest of the Temple,” currently located in the art exhibition space of Rowe, the exhibit consists of various multimedia pieces as visions of both domestic and far off places. The room on the upper levels of the exhibit holds three looping videos with two videos off to […]

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An evening at the Black Box theater

| October 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
An evening at the Black Box theater

On the Sept. 28, a dreary and rainy Monday, the Black Box theatre in Robinson Hall exhibited a read through for the play “Tales of the Lost Formicans” written by acclaimed playwright Constance Congdon. Like most other events on campus, it was the Niner students who made up the primary body of the audience that […]

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The sanctuary that is Open Mic Night

| September 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
The sanctuary that is Open Mic Night

Photos by Maria Saenz. Say you were told that open mic nights can serve as spiritual experiences, would that catch your attention? If so, then you should have been to this latest happening on the Sept. 24 because it sure did feel like everyone who went left with something. Whether that something was the audience […]

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The feel good, the multi-talented Todrick Hall

| September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
The feel good, the multi-talented Todrick Hall

It’s forty minutes before Todrick Hall is scheduled to perform and a sizable line is already formed in the heat filled hallways of McKnight Hall. Based on the lively conversations people are having in line, it is apparent that this is a popular event for a good portion of the student body. In the last […]

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Rob Paravonian hits UNCC

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Rob Paravonian hits UNCC

Like many people, I am a big fan of comedy, and stand-ups are no exception. In fact, it is what I enjoy the most when laughing, so there was already some predetermined excitement about seeing comedian Rob Paravonian, a man who has opened up for comedy legend George Carlin in the past, perform on our […]

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