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Charlotte’s Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Cultural Center was awarded $40,000 by the National Endowment for the Arts to help digitize its John & Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art. The grant, part of $74.85 million awarded nationwide, will go toward expanding the interactive capabilities of the website. The collection includes works by Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett and Jacob Lawrence. McClatchy Washington Bureau

Stephen Adly Guirgis’ long but articulate meditation on history’s most famous traitor covers many viewpoints.

‘Blue Man Group’ plays Belk Theater in Charlotte through Sunday. The opening night audience was whooping for more.

Beautifully designed title character, appealing humans and a clever directorial concept add up to a winning hour.

Concertmaster Calin Lupanu solos attractively in Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1; bold “Petrushka” succeeds.

Moving Poets, Joedance and Tribeca Film Festival also figure in local arts news.

‘Max Bill’

Connerton and Calouche dance troupes demonstrate their choreography in separate concerts.

James K. Flynn makes a compelling raconteur in Starving Artist’s one-man play

Dresses, fabrics, ceramics and jewelry highlight Mint Museum Uptown’s exhibition “Allure of Flowers: Botanical Motifs in Craft, Design, & Fashion” in Charlotte.

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