Opera Carolina Maestro James Meena and Director of Production Michael Baumgarten at the Opera Carolina Gastonia set location. Opera Carolina is producing "The Girl of the West," its next show, in collaboration with Italians. The production is something of an international collaboration. Costumes are being made in Italy, sets are being made in Gastonia, and the production is opening here, then traveling to several places in Italy.
Diedra LairdThe Charlotte Observer
Opera Carolina's The Girl of the West
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Cheeseburger all the way at Brooks' Sandwich House
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The Matthews Sportsplex's second phase of construction was unveiled this past Saturday with a Charlotte Independence game. The additional construction added more fields, a championship field with 2,500 spectator seats, walking and cross country trails, a playground and restrooms. With the expansion, the site can also host a variety of high level events.
Fans flock to the 2017 opening of HeroesCon at the Charlotte Convention Center. Started in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, the event attracts thousands of comic book and heroes fans for a three-day celebration beginning Friday and running until 6pm Sunday. Many fans revel in seeing and being seen as they dress as their favorite characters in often elaborate and detailed costumes. Comic book artists and others were there to demonstrate and sell their wares. The convention is open on Friday from 11am-7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 11am-6pm.
Scott Brooks makes a cheeseburger, all the way, at Brooks Sandwich House on N. Brevard St. in NoDa. Brooks says the chili, made with a secret family recipe, is one ingredient which makes the sandwiches at Brooks Sandwich Shop special. Kevin Alexander's "The 100 Best Burgers in America" project for Thrillist recently ranked this burger as the 8th best in the country.
“Spiral Odyssey,” by sculptor (and Romare Bearden contemporary) Richard Hunt, is installed at Romare Bearden Park. (Keep an eye out for Hunt himself.) Video by Ben Premeaux, courtesy of the Arts & Science Council.