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Under guise of memoir Chabon’s ‘Moonglow’ illuminates the past

Pulitzer prize winner Michael Chabon’s new book “Moonglow” is one of those novels that pretends to be a memoir. I generally dislike memoirs – those supposed heart-rending confessions with little plot and no sense of drama give me heartburn that no amount of Tums can cure. But “Moonglow,” a stellar novel that will appeal to anyone who’s ever investigated their ancestry, transcends my aversion.

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Nash Grier conquered social media. But can he win over Hollywood?

Mooresville native Nash Grier has been a social-media titan for a good chunk of his teens, now boasting 9.7 million followers on Instagram, 5.75 million on Twitter and 3.6 million on Facebook. This week, he’ll make the biggest departure to date from his goofy stair-diving days when he appears in a violent, streaming-video-app series called “The Deleted.”

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See how a $1 million donation transformed The Nutcracker

With the McColl family's gift, the largest of its kind in the Charlotte Ballet's history, a whole new world of costumes and sets were created for this year's annual production of the famous Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker. See how dancers are fitted and learn what it takes to turn tulle into tutus for the stage.
Justine Miller jmiller@mcclatchy.com
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See how a $1 million donation transformed The Nutcracker

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Charlotte actress cast in national tour of Tony-winning Broadway musical

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LeUyen Pham reads to kids