Vanessa Infanzon

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This Charlotte artist’s work is inspired by his storytelling roots in Colombia


One night in 2011, artist Nico Amortegui woke up and started painting in watercolor. He hadn’t painted in almost 20 years.

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You can learn about Catawba Indian pottery traditions at this Levine Museum event


Years ago a colleague sent professor Stephen Criswell a clip of Today Show’s Meredith Vieira interviewing President Barack Obama. Criswell, who...

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Heading to the opera? Legion has got a beer for that.


Opera Carolina’s 2019-2020 season opens this week with “Macbeth” and a specially brewed beer called, Opera Party! It’s the fourth opera season tied to a featured beer.

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Pillars of North Carolina: Mitchell Gold makes a mark in furniture, civil rights


Mitchell Gold’s love affair with furniture and home decor wasn’t a calculated decision. “I fell into it,” Gold, 68, says.

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Burke perks


Mystery and nature surround Burke County, situated in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. A short 90-minute drive from Charlotte leads to Morganton, the county seat with a charming mix of breweries...

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Go Wild at One of These Carolina Zoos!


As a kid, we had all sorts of traditions to celebrate the holidays and seasons. Once a year, my mom drove us from Eastern Long Island to the Bronx Zoo, stopping in Queens to get my grandma. 

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A new view


Jen Sudul Edwards wants museums to be a place for tough conversations.

The chief curator and curator of contemporary art at The Mint Museum believes museums have a responsibility to connect our history to the present. 

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Truth in wine


Anthony Wesley remembers showing up to his interview at McNinch House Restaurant in 2002 not wearing any socks. He’d worn a suit but forgotten to adorn his feet on that hot summer day in Charlotte. 

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A Stage for All


More than 20 years ago, Monica Pettiford staged a sit-in on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday at Queens University of Charlotte. The silent protest led by Pettiford, then an undergraduate at the liberal-arts university...

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