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Trip: A Review

Trip: A Review

  Late last September rising R&B singer, Jhené Aiko, released her fifth studio project titled, “Trip” and that’s right, you’ve guessed it! The overall theme is centered around psychedelic side effects resulting from her interactions with various foreign substances. Now I must disclaim that I do not condone the use of these commodities, but the […]

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TOP 5 Art Thefts in History

TOP 5 Art Thefts in History

Art thefts have been present in the artistic world throughout history. This is a list of the top 5 art thefts that have occurred throughout history: The Pigeon with the Green Peas by Pablo Picasso This is particularly noteworthy because while paintings can at times be recovered, the world is about 99.9% sure we will […]

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Cirque Goes to the Cinema: Review

Cirque Goes to the Cinema: Review

The circus, silver screen, and symphony collided in a kaleidoscope of artistic expression at Belk Theater in Charlotte, North Carolina. Scores from famous films – including Rocky, Titanic, and Star Wars – served as a backdrop for aerialists, contortionists, and strongmen. These scores, however, did not fall into the background. Charlotte’s Symphony masterfully set the tempo and mood of […]

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Another Excerpt from Stereotypical Dystonian Novel

Another Excerpt from Stereotypical Dystonian Novel

Anika woke with a start and found herself buckled in the front seat of a car on the move. She looked next to her and saw her father, Osric, behind the wheel, staring off at the road. She was hyperventilating and rolled down the window to let in some fresh air, trying to slow her thudding heartbeat. “Bad dream?” Osric asked. When she nodded in response he added with […]

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Kings of Leon: A Review

Kings of Leon: A Review

Last month Kings of Leon kickstarted their U.S. tour here in Charlotte and of course I was there to witness Caleb Followill work his vocal magic. Although the tour was mostly composed of songs from their latest album, Walls (2016), they still incorporated classics from my favorite albums, Only by the Night (2008) and Come Around Sundown (2010). Although Walls contributed popular […]

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The Great Pumpkin Waltz

The Great Pumpkin Waltz

Here’s a poem for today The Great Pumpkin Waltz A gust of cool wind blows through the air along a path of trees Their looming branches getting caught in the breeze Pairs of leaves fall off in innumerable waves Journeying across the sky catching the sunlight flying to their destination on the ground Each gust is […]

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Weird Theater News: Willy Wonka, Amy Schumer, and Basketball Musicals

Weird Theater News: Willy Wonka, Amy Schumer, and Basketball Musicals

About a month ago, I read the funniest headline of my entire life. It is, and I quote, “Weird Al, John Stamos, Finn Wolfhardt to star in Willy Wonka Concert.” To this day, I am convinced this casting was concocted in some fever dream or an alternate dimension. It is a work of modern art. […]

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Exhibit Exposé: K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace

Exhibit Exposé: K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace

September 20, 2016. On this late summer day, just over a year ago, Charlotte managed to make national news – for all the wrong reasons.  This was the day that the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott brought Charlotte to the forefront of our attentions. The aftermath of the event was explosive.  The riots that ensued […]

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The Female in Historical Fiction

The Female in Historical Fiction

Please refer back to my previous post, “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue,” for further context. Two weeks ago, I reviewed “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue,” a historical fiction novel written by creative genius, Mackenzi Lee. In the 797 words of my review, I summarized my feelings from when I first consumed […]

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Stevie Nicks for President

Stevie Nicks for President

Happy October! In the spirit of Halloween I have decided to dedicate a somewhat atypical album review to the witchiest of witches, Queen Stevie Nicks. Earlier this year I had the opportunity to see Stevie perform live at the Spectrum Center and I can assure you she still carries her Fleetwood Mac edge decades after […]

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