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Art for social betterment often falls flat, tripping over its own earnestness. But “Question Bridge: Black Males” – a video installation at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture that uses conversation to undermine stereotypes – is both a compelling communication tool and a riveting art experience.

Cristina Córdova’s ethereal figures seem to exist in a world of introspection, sadness or indifference. But they are not repelling or confounding; instead, they move the viewer to understand them and the mysterious realms they inhabit.

Public is invited to world premiere performance of ‘The Dresser’ Nov. 9 at McColl Center for Visual Art.

Does Charlotte need more Pop Art?

Charlottean has photographed the Avett Brothers, Doc Watson, John Tosco, Earl Scruggs and many other musicians.

Art exhibitions this month celebrate both nature and the built environment. Some are rich with commentary; others exalt in pure form and color.

Charlottean will play at Charlotte Folk Society on Oct. 11 with German bluegrass band the Looping Brothers.

Charlotte songwriter Mark Crozer’s song went viral when a WWE wrestler started using it as his entrance music.

After several isolated years in music academia, Leah Harrison turned to journalism to write about the arts for a broader audience.

Organist Steav Bates-Congdon was diagnosed with young onset Parkinson’s disease 16 years ago, but the iPad allows him to continue playing.

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