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Ready for CLT Snowmageddon? Train with the Snow Coach!

Videos | February 20, 2020


From Al Conklin to Brad Panovich to Nick Kosir, the experts agree SNOW IS COMING to Charlotte! And, it may last up to 24 to 36 whole hours! AN ETERNITY! Are you prepared? Can you get the M.B.TP. (Milk. Bread. Toilet Paper.) your family needs before t… read more »




Howren Music

Where Are We in CLT? | February 20, 2020


Since they opened their doors in 1950, Howren Music has had one goal: to help anyone wants to be a musician, become a musician. In their own words, they want you to “Be a player!” With over 70 years of helping musicians grow, Howren Music has become… read more »




My 3 Biggest Challenges: Jamey Boiter

CLT Creatives | February 20, 2020


When Jamey Boiter started college, he thought he’d be an architect. That is until he took his first graphic design course. Now, Jamey is a nationally recognized brand strategist and practitioner. (Plus, he has a SUPER COOL office.) As BOLTGROUP’s bra… read more »




Interesting Events – Moving Poets, A New (Used) Bookstore, CLT Pride & More

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers, Happenings | February 20, 2020


We have a brand new batch of 13 Charlotte events we’re excited about over the next week … especially on the bonus Saturday we have coming up. If you’re like us, you want to take full advantage of the Leap Year and use your extra day doing something… read more »




Creative News – Nerdy Night Out, Five Points Plaza & I Heart Rail Trail

Creative News, Happenings | February 19, 2020


Join us for a Nerdy Night Out (and Bring Your Ideas)! CALLING ALL NERDS! WE NEED YOUR HELP! Last year, Blumenthal Performing Arts invited Charlotte Is Creative to develop Nerdy Night Out, an “intelligent nightlife series.” With the help of Caveat NYC… read more »




Banu Valladares Cares About Spanish-Speaking Children

CLT Creatives | February 19, 2020


In this new series, guest contributor Josh Jacobson will highlight staff leaders in Charlotte’s nonprofit sector who are shaking things up and making an impact. Josh is founder and managing director of Next Stage, a Charlotte company that works with … read more »




Four To Follow: Picks from the Latin American Coalition (La Coalición)

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | February 18, 2020


The Latin American Coalition (La Coalición), is one of the oldest pro-immigrant non-profit organizations in Charlotte. La Coalición builds a community of Latin Americans, immigrants, and allies while promoting full and equal participation of all peop… read more »




I Heart Rail Trail

Where Are We in CLT? | February 17, 2020


We love Rail Trail!⁣ You need to see the four interactive light installations that have made their way to the Rail Trail for South End’s “I Heart Rail Trail: Lights!”⁣ The installations run from Carson Street Station down to Sycamore Brewing. This ba… read more »




Park N’ Shop on Wilkinson Blvd.

Where Are We in CLT? | February 13, 2020


The ghost of grocery stores past are alive and well. Decades ago, this sign would have boldly said “Farm Fresh Produce Direct From The Field To You” in bright red lettering. Today, you can just make out the faint lettering of a sign from yesteryear a… read more »




You Don’t Say – Audrey Kell Student Raps “Harvard Let Me In”

CLT Creatives, Happenings, Music | February 13, 2020


As reported by WBTV, one Audrey Kell High School senior got creative after being deferred from Harvard University. While Harvard continues looking over his application, Ethan Kim wanted to make sure they knew what they’d be missing out on if he’s not… read more »




My Three Biggest Challenges – Jonell Logan

CLT Creatives | February 13, 2020


Jonell Logan knows a thing or two about getting creative to spark change. As the National Executive Director of The League of Creative Interventionists (LoCI), Jonell has had her hand in many projects across the country that have fostered change and… read more »




CreativeMornings Charlotte Rewind: Stacy Cassio Invests in You

Podcasts | February 13, 2020


At the February gathering of CreativeMornings/Charlotte held at The Comedy Zone, Stacy Cassio delivered a moving talk on the global theme of “Invest.” As the founder and CEO of Pink Mentor Network, Stacy is leading by example by investing in the wome… read more »




Interesting Events – A Night in Rio, Book Swap, Bike Parade & More

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers, Happenings | February 13, 2020


Extra! Extra! Read all about it! We’ve compiled a list of 12 interesting Charlotte events that will add a little extra fun to your life! Read below to learn more about how you can spend A Night in Rio, swap stories, celebrate local artists, make a li… read more »




5 Ridiculous Questions with Caroline Calouche

CLT Creatives | February 12, 2020


Caroline Calouche Founder of Caroline Calouche & Co. and CLT Cirque & Dance Center   Native Gastonian Caroline Calouche loves to dance. But, dancing on the ground wasn’t enough. Two BFA degrees in Ballet and Modern Dance wasn’t enough. A… read more »




Will Charlotte’s ‘farsighted’ developers honor Brooklyn Village promises?

Editorials | February 12, 2020


In late January, writer Jonathan McFadden toured the Levine Museum of the New South’s exhibit, “Brooklyn: Once A City Within A City,” with author and historian, Tom Hanchett. Here are his thoughts about the experience. Do yourself a favor, and spend… read more »




Amélie’s French Bakery & Cafe

Where Are We in CLT? | February 10, 2020


Every Monday morning feels like one big puzzle of trying to figure out schedules, meetings, assignments, articles, proposals, events, and if we’re lucky, a dash of social life that all need to happen each week! Sometimes fitting everything on our Goo… read more »




@CLT.Remedy’s Picks for National Chopsticks Day!

Exploring Charlotte | February 6, 2020


Guest writers (siblings AND pharmacists), Kriska Woods and Emmanuel Carandang, explore the Queen City culinary world every day on @CLT.Remedy. National Chopsticks Day is officially February 6. But, really, EVERY DAY should be Chopsticks Day. Whether… read more »




Four to Follow: Leigh Sellers’ Picks

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | February 6, 2020


Leigh Sellers founded Touchstone Family Law because she is passionate about assisting people through family conflict in a manner that leaves them intact as a person. When she’s not focused on the law, family or friends, she indulges her love of creat… read more »




My Three Biggest Challenges: Tony Santoro

CLT Creatives | February 6, 2020


It can be hard to find your “Why” in life. It can be even harder once you have. Especially when you choose to put others first. Tony Santoro, and his wife, Becky, know a little something about that. Putting others first is woven into their personal a… read more »




Making the McColl Center Accessible to Everyone

CLT Creatives | February 6, 2020


This article is the second in a series by Liz Logan about the Fall 2019 class of artists in residence at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation. Read the first installment here. When I was a kid, I remember riding in the backseat of our Ford Aerostar… read more »