James Taylor and Sheryl Crow as warm-up acts for President Barack Obama?
That was the claim buried five paragraphs into a Monday story by ShowBiz411.com.
The two A-list performers, the Hollywoody website said, will entertain the people at Bank of America Stadium on Thursday, September 6 before (Obama) makes his acceptance speech. More artists are expected to be added.
True or false?
I dont have any further details to announce about the convention program at this time, e-said Joanne Peters of the Democratic National Convention Committee.
The Dish has learned that Tar Heel native Taylor has been on the road singing for small groups of big Obama donors. And that he has some convention gig in Charlotte.
Exhibit revisits Chicago 68
For all its hassles, hosting a national political convention is still a major get for any U.S. metropolis. But for Chicago in 1968, it was a nightmare that still conjures up brutal images.
Starting Monday, CLTs Light Factory will spotlight those B&W pictures of club-wielding police officers and provocative protesters in an exhibit called Out in the Streets.
On Oct. 13, the factory will bring to town two of the leading figures in that Dem convention drama: veteran activist Tom Hayden, part of the Chicago 7 charged with inciting a riot, and N.C.-born photographer Duane Hall, who used a shoot and run style as he was chased by Chicago cops.
Charlotte easy on Brit eyes
Heres how The Mirror, one of the national tabloids in the UK, begins its DNC-themed travel piece on CLT:
Barack Obama has a hot date with Charlotte and you can hardly blame him for falling for her charms.
The smitten Brit author also called CLT hip, chic, easy on the eye and hard to leave.
And this on the citys colonial past: One minute Charlottes founding fathers were currying favor with Britain by naming the city after King George IIIs bride. The next they were severing all ties, getting in the act before the American Declaration of Independence.
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