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Searching for happiness with Paula Poundstone

Comedian Paula Poundstone, who brings her standup to Knight Theater Friday, spent seven years researching her new book, “The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness.” Her quest led her to fitness, Facebook and philanthropy – all of which she approached as experiments.

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Review: Rock vets Primus and Clutch melt rain away on opening night

On the surface the teaming of alternative funk-rock trio Primus and Maryland blues-metal stalwarts Clutch may seem an odd match. But like the kid that’s too eccentric to hang with the popular kids, but a little out-there for even the art kids, neither band has ever really fit in with its given genre. Yet they share a few distinctions beyond individuality from the pack.

Music & Nightlife

With an ailing member and recent loss, Tedeschi Trucks provides solace, celebration on the road

For fans of Derek Trucks and wife Susan Tedeschi their annual summer tours have become a feel-good, seasonal highlight full of incredible musicianship, unpredictable set-lists, and collaborations with hand-picked opening acts that have a rich history and devoted fan-base of their own. Having weathered the deaths of his former Allman Brothers band mates Gregg Allman (and uncle) Butch Trucks, Sunday’s show may be even more special for fans than usual.

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The last frontier? Two alt-rock vets make Charlotte debuts

Beloved Austin indie-rock band Spoon and Canadian pop collective New Pornographers (whose best known member is Neko Case) have been around for over 20 years. If NP founder Carl Newman and bassist Rob Pope’s memories serve, neither has ever played Charlotte. With acclaimed recent albums under their belts, both make their Charlotte debut Tuesday.

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Charlotte police release body camera video of Keith Lamont Scott shooting

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department released body and dash-cam videos of the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott on Saturday after days of mounting public pressure. In a press conference, Chief Kerr Putney said while the videos show no “absolute, definitive visual evidence" that the 43-year-old black man had a gun in his hand, other evidence from the scene does prove it.
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Charlotte police release body camera video of Keith Lamont Scott shooting 1:18

Charlotte police release body camera video of Keith Lamont Scott shooting

The NFL Scouting Combine's Only Tar Heel 0:31

The NFL Scouting Combine's Only Tar Heel

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx speaks at Envision America event in Charlotte 1:03

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx speaks at Envision America event in Charlotte

Panthers vs Giants with Jonathan and Joe 2:58

Panthers vs Giants with Jonathan and Joe