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Tupac returns to play Coachella with a bulletproof body

| April 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
Tupac returns to play Coachella with a bulletproof body

Any college student who hasn’t heard the biggest news to come out of 2012’s Coachella music festival yet must have a workload that is close to killing them. No worries: you can be brought back. As anyone with a Twitter feed has heard and probably seen, Tupac stopped by during Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s […]

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‘Kill Shot’ brings Mitch Rapp back to life

| April 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
‘Kill Shot’ brings Mitch Rapp back to life

Vince Flynn’s new novel “Kill Shot” is the 11th in a series of espionage thrillers, going back to the 90s, based around the character of Mitch Rapp. The book is a look back into the story of the assassin; how he was recruited into the CIA and how the once-rocky relationship between him and his […]

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Black Keys burn it up at Bojangles Coliseum

| March 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
Black Keys burn it up at Bojangles Coliseum

Stomp-blues rock group The Black Keys played a long-awaited show at Bojangles Coliseum on Saturday, March 24th, 2012 with Arctic Monkeys. From the start, it became obvious that a band with as big a fanbase as The Black Keys should be playing venues bigger than Bojangles. The refreshment lines weren’t too much worse than any […]

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Late journalist leaves memoir behind

| March 13, 2012 | 0 Comments
Late journalist leaves memoir behind

  On Feb, 16, 2012, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Anthony Shadid was attempting to leave war-torn Syrian when he collapsed of an apparent asthma attack. Hours later Shadid, a man who had placed himself in danger daily as part of his job description, was pronounced dead. His most recent book, “House of Stone: A Memoir of […]

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UNC Charlotte alumna puts dreams on hold

| February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte alumna puts dreams on hold

As award-winning freelance journalist Rhiannon Fionn-Bowman stands in front of the Occupy camp on Charlotte’s old city hall’s lawn, it’s hard to tell who the “occupier” is. She’s standing with a young man wearing blue jeans and a hooded sweatshirt depicting Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster. His clothes are spotless, but a look at his mud-caked […]

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Racy play hits NoDa

| February 22, 2012 | 0 Comments
Racy play hits NoDa

There comes a point in David Mamet’s play, “Race,” in which a black female attorney tells her white male associate, “This isn’t about sex, it’s about race.” To this the man responds, “What’s the difference?” Charles LaBorde, director for Carolina Actors Studio Theatre (CAST), will bring this play to Charlotte on Thursday, Feb. 23rd, 2012, […]

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RE:Generation music project bridges generations and genres

| February 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
RE:Generation music project bridges generations and genres

Is it just me or does every single person on this campus listen to every type of music there is? It seems that whenever I am to ask someone what type of music they enjoy, they always give me the exact same answer, “I like everything.” So drop the generic “I am open-minded” answer and […]

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49 must-have songs on your Valentine’s playlist

| February 14, 2012 | 1 Comment
49 must-have songs on your Valentine’s playlist

*Songs 1-24 picked by Ryan Pitkin; songs 25-49 picked by Barry Falls Jr.   1. “Fool for Love” by Sandy Rogers This song got it’s time on the spotlight thanks to a spot on the 1992 “Reservoir Dogs” soundtrack. Country singers just don’t make them like this anymore.   2. “I Will Always Love You” […]

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UNC Charlotte student goes against the odds at ‘Idol’

| February 2, 2012 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte student goes against the odds at ‘Idol’

Year after year, American Idol tryouts came and went as UNC Charlotte senior Brittney Brown quietly went about her business. The 21-year-old had been singing since she was a small child and had always wanted to try out for the popular singing competition. However, she suffered stage fright in front of large crowds and for […]

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UNC Charlotte alum brings controversial Rudnick play uptown

| February 2, 2012 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte alum brings controversial Rudnick play uptown

UNC Charlotte alum Glenn T. Griffin, director of Queen City Theatre (QCT), is bringing Paul Rudnick’s controversial play “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told” to Charlotte’s Duke Energy Theatre. Its run begins on Feb. 2, 2012. The play is based around the story of Adam and Eve but jumps between the past and present day. […]

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Flooded with streams: online media streaming on a college student budget

| January 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
Flooded with streams: online media streaming on a college student budget

With students not able to afford being robbed by Time Warner and the other dish and cable networks on a monthly basis, many are switching to the alternative websites where movies and TV shows can be streamed for a relatively small price. Here is our look at the three most popular:         […]

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Shutter 2012 gives snapshot of anxiety

| January 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
Shutter 2012 gives snapshot of anxiety

[nggallery id=4] The Art of Light Photography Club (ALPC) is now displaying Shutter 2012, an exhibit that showcases artful photographs from college students all around the country, in the Student Union gallery. The Shutter exhibit has returned for its third annual showing, although it was skipped in 2011. The opening reception on Thursday, January 18th, […]

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[Video] New von Gwinner exhibit gives literal meaning to ‘Projective Eye Gallery’

| January 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
[Video] New von Gwinner exhibit gives literal meaning to ‘Projective Eye Gallery’

Internationally renowned artist Anna von Gwinner debuted her exhibition, “Betwixt and Between,” at UNC Charlotte’s Center City building on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. The exhibition, which projects images into the lobby of the building and out on to 9th Street, builds on a theme regarding what happens outside of the frame that is prevalent in […]

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Hello Handshake emphasizes the experimental

| January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
Hello Handshake emphasizes the experimental

In Charlotte’s music scene, finding a truly experimental band that’s willing to push the envelope artistically is like looking for a parking spot on campus at 11 a.m. They are there but finding one takes some looking. Now say, “Hello,” to Hello Handshake, a six piece art collective that is based in music but likes […]

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