And so it grows: Reverb Fest

Phil Pucci isn’t afraid to admit he doesn’t know what he’s doing. That was how he felt in May 2014 when he organized his first music festival in...

High Hopes Challenge – The Summer of Everything

“Life is bananas,” said Caroline Mayberry, program director for the High Hopes Challenge – The Summer of Everything, led by Charity-Launch. She should...

Your turn: Become a chocolatier

Growing up, Robin Ciordia said, “I was the eater of the chocolate.” Now, she co-owns The Secret Chocolatier with her parents, Bill and Karen Dietz, and her...

4 feelings for your first time – at Jeff’s Bucket Shop

Are you a member yet? No? Good. Join. Even if you strategically avoid the strip of nightlife venues pulsating along Montford Drive, Jeff’s Bucket Shop is...

Navigating the ArtPop driving tour

I expected the ArtPop driving tour to be easy, but it wasn’t. Here’s the premise: ArtPop was created through a collaboration between the Arts & Science...

So you want to fit in at a poetry reading

Admit it. You haven’t been partying from sunup to sundown in frenzied celebration of National Poetry Month. Fear not, April isn’t your only chance to join...

Keeping real music – and free music – alive

If you’re busy saving up to see Dave Matthews at PNC Music Pavilion or Ciara at The Fillmore, carry on – but don’t forget about the free live music...

Proclaiming child abuse prevention month

A semi-circle of people holding paper signs aimed their gaze at Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem Michael Barnes at the Government Center plaza on April 2. But they...