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A Dialogue to the Beat of a Drum

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
A Dialogue to the Beat of a Drum

Perhaps it was Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie who said it best, when she said: “The thing about playing percussion is that you can create all these emotions…sometimes beautiful, sometimes really ugly…or sweet…as big as King Kong and so on.” With renowned band director and percussionist Rick Dior assembling his latest collaboration with the UNC Charlotte […]

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‘Requiem of Solace’: Finding Comfort in Mourning

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
‘Requiem of Solace’: Finding Comfort in Mourning

The flick of a page, the dimming of the lights, the flowing sway of the choir. That, on its own level, was mesmerizing. When the words suddenly breached my mind, and invested it with verses of death and life, I knew I was trapped. My sporadic thoughts of what it all meant were suddenly hushed, […]

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In the Spotlight

| January 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
In the Spotlight

The lights go down. A string of guitarists (and one bass) sit on the front of the stage and begin to play. The piece is entitled “Rumba,” written by Bernard Andres. It feels quite Spanish or Latin, especially as a sole drummer accompanies the guitars. When they are finished, the audience applauds loudly. This is […]

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“Rodney King:” A one-man show comes to Belk Theater

| January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
“Rodney King:” A one-man show comes to Belk Theater

UNC Charlotte’s Belk Theater was packed Tuesday night for Roger Guenveur Smith’s award winning one-man show “Rodney King,” which was followed by a panel discussion with Smith and Journalist Steve Crump from WBTV. The emotional performance, which won the 2015 Bessie Award, was inspired by the life and death of Rodney King.  King survived a […]

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Smooth Jazz and Blues

| October 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
Smooth Jazz and Blues

On Tuesday, Oct. 4th, the Anne R. Belk Theater was filled with the bright sounds of trumpets, smooth saxophones and rhythmic bass blending seamlessly together to produce a mixture of the calm blues and upbeat melodies that jazz is known for. The Jazz Combos, directed by Dr. Michael Hackett and The Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Will […]

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UNC Charlotte Chamber Orchestra comes back to life

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte Chamber Orchestra comes back to life

In his book, “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” Milan Kundera says, “Beauty in the European sense has always had a premeditated quality to it…The beauty of New York rests on a completely different base. It’s unintentional.” In this he references the mix of different architectural designs and how they all come together to accidentally create […]

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More dead than Beethoven himself

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
More dead than Beethoven himself

Prior to this past Thursday, I had never been in the Belk Theater, nor had I seen a Chamber Orchestra concert, so I was excited for both. I walked into the theater and took a moment to look around, surveying the place I would spend the next half hour in. It’s very pretty and I […]

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‘Book of Mormon’ hints at a promising run for Blumenthal’s Broadway Lights Series

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
‘Book of Mormon’ hints at a promising run for Blumenthal’s Broadway Lights Series

With more than a few jokes about religion, disease, famine and even genital mutilation, “Book of Mormon” doesn’t seem the sort of musical to draw the average theatre-going crowd. But the packed audience at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center was filled with more silver foxes and pantsuit wearers than you would expect. Despite that, the […]

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