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Leann Rimes to headline Pride Festival

Grammy Award-winning singer, Leann Rimes is scheduled to headline the 2014 Charlotte Pride Festival. The two-day celebration will take place Saturday, August 16 – Sunday, August 17 at the PNC Bank Festival Zone located in Uptown Charlotte. Rimes and a slew of other celebrities of all varieties will host festivities ...

Local Eats: South End landmark lives up to its press

When I first started writing restaurant reviews here in the Carolinas, I swore I would never put one barbecue joint up against another.  Up here, that’s very much akin to recommending one church over another … or even one college basketball team.  It’s a good way to get lynched, especially ...

‘Kinky’ smash-hit musical coming to Charlotte

“Kinky Boots,” the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper, is playing in Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, March 17-22, 2015. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, “Kinky Boots” opened on Broadway April 4, 2013 and ...

New Smashburger location will support local charity, offer free burgers opening day

Smashburger, one of the nation’s fastest growing “better burger” restaurants, is preparing to open its second Charlotte area location Wednesday, July 16 in Cotswold Village Shops (4400 Randolph Road). Everyone is invited to come out for opening day, where you can be one of the first to taste the “smashingly ...

Hot chefs, cool price: Charlotte Restaurant Week is back

The summer edition of Queen's Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week is set to take place July 18-27, 2014. Experience and appreciate the local culinary scene as over 100 of metro Charlotte's best restaurants offer three courses (or more) at dinner for only $30 per person (not including tax and gratuity). SLIDESHOW: ...

Panthers announce date for Fan Fest

Calling all Carolina Panthers fans! Mark your calendars; the team has officially scheduled this year’s Fan Fest for Friday, July 25. The event will give fans the chance to celebrate the team's 20th NFL season. Locals may have noticed construction going on in and around Bank of America Stadium over ...

Local casting opportunities in new Mickey Rourke, Sarah Silverman movie

If you’re out and about in the Charlotte area this month, you may notice small signs going up around town labeled “Ash.” Chances are, there’s a film crew nearby! A new production starring Mickey Rourke (“The Wrestler,” “Iron Man 2”), Sarah Silverman (“A Million Ways to Die in the West”), ...

Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari headline Funny or Die comedy fest in Charlotte

Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival is back on the road for a second consecutive year … and this year it’s headed to the Carolinas!  The 2014 line-up will feature performances by some of the top names in comedy including Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, and Louis ...

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