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UNCC Faculty Shine In Annual Faculty Dance Concert

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNCC Faculty Shine In Annual Faculty Dance Concert

I come from a dance background, having danced various styles since I was a little girl. Still, I had no idea what I was getting into when I volunteered to cover the Faculty Dance Concert for Niner Times. What I got was a truly phenomenal theater experience, a wide range of topics and emotions told through […]

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CAB Spring Talent Show 2016

| April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
CAB Spring Talent Show 2016

Photos by Chris Crews. McKnight Hall came to life on Friday, April 8 during the Campus Activities Board Spring Talent Show. With a packed crowd, some of UNC Charlotte’s brightest young stars take the stage to demonstrate their talents. Darren Brand from MTV’s “Wild N’Out” and comedian, Tyler Does, hosted the two hour showcase of […]

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‘Hamletmachine’ – A unique take on a Shakespeare classic

| March 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
‘Hamletmachine’ – A unique take on a Shakespeare classic

Upon entering Belk Theatre, I didn’t exactly know what to expect from this production. My foggy memory of reading “Hamlet” in high school provided some expectations, however, “Hamletmachine” is truly unique. Originally written by German playwright Heiner Müller and loosely based on the work of William Shakespeare, this play is both thought-provoking and disturbing. The […]

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Magic Mike turns skeptics into believers

| March 20, 2016 | 1 Comment
Magic Mike turns skeptics into believers

There are very few things I can think of that are more frightening than trying to impress a room full of college students. And if I had to make a list titled “The Least Likely Things to Excite College Students,” magic would handily make the top three. And so I entered Cone Center and filled in […]

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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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‘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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