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‘Grease Live’ proves that grease is still the word

| February 1, 2016 | 1 Comment
‘Grease Live’ proves that grease is still the word

Our thoughts at the Niner Times go out to the Hudgens family at this time of grieving over the loss of Vanessa’s father from stage IV cancer on Saturday night. However this show goes, Vanessa Hudgens is already the MVP. #GreaseLive — Hunter Heilman (@HungerHuman) February 1, 2016 So unbelievably proud of @VanessaHudgens for not […]

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‘The Opulence of Integrity’ looks to take all of campus by storm

| January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
‘The Opulence of Integrity’ looks to take all of campus by storm

On Jan. 29th at 7PM in the Belk Theatre, located in Robinson Hall, choreographer Christal Brown and her nine member ensemble group from the INSPIRIT Dance Company will be performing their dance-theatre piece, “The Opulence of Integrity: A Movement Odyssey Exploring the Life and Legacy of Muhammad Ali” for the students of UNC Charlotte. The […]

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Matt Braunger brings his nationwide ‘Ding Donger Tour’ to Charlotte

| October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Matt Braunger brings his nationwide ‘Ding Donger Tour’ to Charlotte

*November tour dates have been cancelled  Comedian Matt Braunger comes to Charlotte Nov. 4 at The Comedy Zone. You may know Braunger from his recurring role as a cast member on the popular TruTV series “How to Be a Grown Up” or as a cast member on MADtv. Braunger also hosts “The Ding-Donger” podcast on Nerdist and his “Big, Dumb Animal” comedy […]

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‘To thine own self be true’

| October 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
‘To thine own self be true’

UNC Charlotte’s Theater Department enters its final year of “Shakespeare in Action,” with “The Tragical History of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.” “We wanted to save one of Shakespeare’s most iconic works for our final year of the ‘36 in 6’ project…” says Andrew Hartley Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare in the Department of Theatre “Hamlet” […]

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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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REVIEW: Blumenthal Performing Arts Center presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’

| October 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
REVIEW: Blumenthal Performing Arts Center presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’

As a child, we all had that one cousin whose house we loved to visit. They had all the latest games and movies, and the best snacks. That was my cousin Ebony. She had every VHS Disney ever released, vault editions included, all lined on a book shelf in the living room. On days spent […]

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‘generation #d’ shines a light on a touchy issue with grace

| September 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
‘generation #d’ shines a light on a touchy issue with grace

Photos by Makeedah Baker. I always appreciate good theatre, but when I typically see a theatrical performance, I see a production put on by drama geeks (as I used to be), who have put in long hours over many months to prepare for. This was not the case with the on-campus experimental performance “generation #d,” […]

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Upcoming productions from the UNC Charlotte Department of Theatre

| August 24, 2015 | 1 Comment
Upcoming productions from the UNC Charlotte Department of Theatre

The Department of Theatre is UNC Charlotte’s go to source for students interested in acting, playwriting, stage production and theatre education. Every year, the Department of Theatre hosts multiple events and student-run productions that are open for any and all to watch their friends and fellow students perform on stage. Although exact dates are not […]

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Margaret Cho is bringing her comedy show to Charlotte to prove she’s still the supreme

| March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
Margaret Cho is bringing her comedy show to Charlotte to prove she’s still the supreme

Perhaps I may be a bit biased, but Margaret Cho is the queen of everything. Okay, let me regain some journalistic props and re-state that. Margaret Cho has been a driving force in my life, and one that has kept me going since middle school when I was an insecure, closeted homosexual boy. Cho was […]

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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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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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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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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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“Dead Man’s Cell Phone” offers a bizarre, yet charming look at technology in society.

| November 17, 2014 | 1 Comment
“Dead Man’s Cell Phone” offers a bizarre, yet charming look at technology in society.

As a self-proclaimed “theatre kid” in high school, I ditched the drama scene upon entering college to focus on my studies and writing. So I was excited to dip my feet back into the theatre with UNC Charlotte’s production of “Dead Man’s Cell Phone.” I was a bit surprised at the small size of the […]

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Audiences Are Sure To Have a Merry Time at UNC Charlotte’s Theatre Production of The Merry Wives of Windsor

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Audiences Are Sure To Have a Merry Time at UNC Charlotte’s Theatre Production of The Merry Wives of Windsor

Cross-dressing, fairies, jealousy, and fortunetellers are not uncommon among Shakespeare’s plays, yet UNC Charlotte’s production of “The Merry Wives of Windsor” was an experience that audience members are not likely to soon forget. At first, “The Merry Wives of Windsor” may have caused audience members who are unfamiliar with the plotline to lean back in […]

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“The Body Poets” aren’t your typical MTV dance crew

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
“The Body Poets” aren’t your typical MTV dance crew

The unconventionally unique dance crew The Body Poets join UNC Charlotte’s growing list of on-campus performances with their upcoming show on Oct. 11th at 8 p.m. The event will be held in the Student Union in room 340. Omeed Simantob, co-founder of The Body Poets, speaks on the unique name of his dance group and […]

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Carolina Actors Studio Theatre takes its final bow

| June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Carolina Actors Studio Theatre takes its final bow

After ongoing financial struggles, Carolina Actors Studio Theatre (CAST) is closing down. The decision was determined by CAST’s board of directors whose responsibilities include maintaining financial oversight and conducting long-term planning. “The Board did not make this decision lightly,” says Lisa Walker, development and outreach committee chair for CAST. “We have spent many months considering […]

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Charlotte serves up “Impractical Jokers” stars, The Tenderloins, at the Fillmore

| April 22, 2014 | 3 Comments
Charlotte serves up “Impractical Jokers” stars, The Tenderloins, at the Fillmore

Before starring in the successful TV series “Impractical Jokers,” Joe Gatto, Sal Vulcano, James “Murr” Murray  and Brian “Q” Quinn  first became acquainted in high school. “We all met freshman year of high school, so we’ve been friends for over 24 years or so,” Gatto says. “In high school we were big pranksters and we went to an all […]

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UNC Charlotte starts the spring season off right with ‘Spring Awakening’

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte starts the spring season off right with ‘Spring Awakening’

Spring has definitely sprung with UNC Charlotte’s production of “Spring Awakening.” “Spring Awakening” is a play set in 1890 in a town in Germany. The play features many dynamic, adolescent characters going through the tough pitfalls of life and finding out how they measure up in society. With its numerous controversial ideals and dichotomies, it […]

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