BOOM Charlotte to hold live show after being restricted by pandemic to online for two years

BOOM Charlotte to hold live show after being restricted by pandemic to online for two years

After a two-year pandemic-induced halt from holding its traditional in-person celebration of art, music, theater and more, BOOM Charlotte, the city’s leading showcase of creativity, is now poised to make a comeback April 22-23, with live and in-person performances and presentations at its fifth annual artist-led showcase.  During the height of the COVID-19 crisis, BOOM…

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The Sounds of Pride

The title of Atlanta-based out singer/songwriter Michelle Malone’s new album,  1977 (SBS), is a reference to the year she first began to play guitar. It’s fitting then, that album opener “Not Who I Used To Be” opens with the bold sound of an electric guitar. A self-described “big fan of 1970s music, especially singer/songwriters from the Laurel…

NBC’s Streaming Network Peacock to premiere ‘They/Them’ August 5

NBC’s Streaming Network Peacock to premiere ‘They/Them’ August 5

NBC’s streaming network Peacock announced May 12 its new original film “They/Them,” pronounced “They-slash-Them,” will premiere August 5. The movie is a queer empowerment story set at a gay conversion camp. Several queer and trans campers visit the Whistler facility for a week of programming intended to “help them find a new sense of freedom.” As the…

Ellen DeGeneres leaves heartfelt message to fans after taping final episode

Ellen DeGeneres leaves heartfelt message to fans after taping final episode

Ellen DeGeneres filmed the final episode of her long-running daytime talk show April 30. Even though it won’t air until May 26, the 64-year-old comedienne immediately posted on Instagram about the show’s impact. “When we started this show in 2003, the iPhone didn’t exist. Social Media didn’t exist,” she wrote.”Gay marriage wasn’t legal. We watched…

New immersive Monet exhibit in NC

New immersive Monet exhibit in NC

After Immersive Van Gogh’s record-breaking six month run in Charlotte, one thing is clear — there is no shortage of art buffs in the Queen City. That’s why you’ll be excited to know another interactive exhibit is open in western North Carolina.  Currently on exhibit through July 10, visitors to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville…

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