Vanessa Infanzon

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Daring to dance


Katherine Nobles never imagined she’d be on stage dancing with her daughter and father. But that’s exactly what happened in December when all three were cast in Charlotte Youth Ballet’s annual performance of The Nutcracker.

PHOTO: Vironica Dawson

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How Jimmie Johnson’s Daytona 500 NASCAR race suit was transformed into a piece of art


The idea to transform NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson’s fire suit into a piece of art was conceived over dinner one night in 2016.


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A new art show in Charlotte focuses on giving Black women a voice


When visual artist Teresa Hopson noticed a gap in Charlotte’s art scene, she drew up a proposal for an exhibit featuring Black women artists. Hopson received a $3,000 artist support grant from the Arts & Science Council to coordinate the show.

 PHOTO: Demetria Jennings

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Charlotte, Chicago youth dancers join forces in film about being seen for who they are


“A Chance to DanceOn” will premiere in Charlotte on Jan. 8 at Ayrsley Grand Cinema to a sold-out crowd. The nearly two-hour documentary, produced by Chicago-based producer and Emmy Award-winning editor Richard Hemmingway, features 25 dancers from A Chance to Dance and DanceOn.

PHOTO: Phil Roccuzzo

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‘Violins of Hope’ return to Charlotte, with more stories to tell about the Holocaust


On April 26 and 28, “Intonations” will be performed by an ensemble of students from the UNC Charlotte Orchestra, Queens University of Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College, as well as by Karpov, a high school sophomore in the Charlotte area.

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How can young Charlotte musicians get started, easier? Symphony Orchestra has a plan


In February, the youth ensemble will begin Saturday rehearsals at First Baptist Church-West at 1801 Oaklawn Ave. Students accepted into the program will participate weekly through June. This short season will conclude with a performance at an uptown Charlotte venue.

PHOTO: Courtesy of Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

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