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Onboarding Podcast – Nao Tsurumaki Takes the Stage with Children’s Theatre

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Podcasts | February 25, 2021

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte (CTC) has long been revered by Charlotteans, but especially head Biscuit-baker Matt Olin. Having spent many of his formative years working with CTC, Olin credits the organization for making a profound impact on him and… read more »




Giant Postcards Proclaim Love for the Queen City 

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Happenings | February 16, 2021

February is all about love. And, to celebrate their affection for Charlotte, six local artists painted giant, love-themed postcards along the light rail line at 7th Street Station. Most works are 8-feet wide on display outside 7th Street Public Marke… read more »




JazzArts Charlotte Charts the Beat of the Future with Songs of the Past

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Happenings | February 12, 2021

“Whisper, listen, whisper, listen. Whispers say we’re free Rumors flyin’, must be lyin’. Can it really be? Can’t conceive it, don’t believe it. But that’s what they say Slave no longer, slave no longer, this is Freedom Day.” – Lyrics from Freedom Day… read more »




Celebrating Valentine’s Day with 7 of Charlotte’s Coolest Creative Couples

CLT Creatives | February 11, 2021

“Our community doesn’t suffer from a scarcity mentality. We believe that a rising tide raises all ships. There is a genuine celebration of each other and appreciation for each other’s gifts.” – Krystle Baller Roses are red, violets are blue … creativ… read more »




Lead With Love Billboard

CLT Creatives, Where Are We in CLT? | February 3, 2021

When you believe in a message, you may share some words on social media or put a small bumper sticker on your car. When you REALLY believe in a message, you put those words on the biggest billboard you can find and you make sure everyone sees. And th… read more »




Equal Time: Nothing But Blue Skies with Xavier Cheek

CLT Creatives, Equal Time, Videos | February 2, 2021

What can you create in five minutes?  We were inspired to ask this question of Charlotte creatives when OrthoCarolina rolled out a new online system that allows you to make an appointment in five minutes or less.  Five minutes. That may not seem like… read more »




Equal Time: 5 Mesmerizing Minutes from Harvi Panchal

CLT Creatives, Equal Time | January 26, 2021

OrthoCarolina has rolled out an online system designed to help you make an appointment in minutes. Five minutes, to be exact. That got us wondering. What could Charlotte creatives make in five minutes? Well, it turns out that when mixed media artist… read more »




‘How to Adapt to Your New Reality’

CLT Creatives, Creative News | January 21, 2021

“Here I am – 50 years old and starting a restaurant, and then COVID happened. It’s kind of crazy.” – Christa Csoka of The Artisan’s Palate COVID-19 and the attendant economic fallout have pummeled restaurants, galleries and artists.  So, a hybrid res… read more »




Equal Time – Five Minutes of Musical Magic from Noel Freidline & Maria Howell

CLT Creatives, Equal Time | January 20, 2021

OrthoCarolina, has rolled out an online system designed to help you make an appointment in minutes. Five minutes, to be exact. That got us — and the OrthoCarolina team — wondering. What could you create in five minutes?  If you’re Charlotte musical… read more »




December 2020 & January 2021 HUG Micro-Grants

CLT Creatives, HUG Micro-Grants | January 13, 2021

Each month, Charlotte Is Creative awards Queen City creatives with HUG (“Helpful Unfettered Gift”) Micro-grants to help them move their passions and projects along. In December 2020 and January 2021, ten $250 HUGs were awarded with funds provided by… read more »




WFAE Reporters’ Favorite Stories of 2020

Creative News | January 12, 2021

We’re not going out on much of a limb to say that 2020 was a year of stories. The political climate and the COVD-19 pandemic provided a new context and perspectives on timeless stories of family dynamics, homelessness, racial disparity and more. Whil… read more »




The BiscuitCLT Podcast: Children’s Book Author Lawrence Gordon

CLT Creatives, Podcasts | January 12, 2021

Lawrence Gordon is a man of many skills, and he applies them in several different arenas. By day, he’s the VP of Workforce Development at Hope Haven, a Charlotte non-profit dedicated to helping those suffering from addiction. At night, he’s also a ba… read more »




It All Started with a Field Trip – Tom Gabbard’s Creative Journey

Creative News | January 7, 2021

“We are maturing as a city in a lot of good ways. I see growth here – and we’re becoming a better city. I’ve never felt any hesitation or constraints on programming in terms of subject matter. And I feel even freer now than ever to stretch artistical… read more »




New Year. Same Four Walls. – How We Create Connections in 2021

Creative News, Editorials | January 6, 2021

CreativeMornings/Charlotte in March 2020. PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen Lamar [NOTE: The image above of CreativeMornings/CLT at Divine Barrel in March of 2020 (the last time the group met in person) fills me with emotions — a longing to HUG everyone I see …. read more »




Our New Best Friends: Diversity On & Off Stage

CLT Creatives, Our New Best Friend, Uncategorized | January 6, 2021

Diversity On & Off Stage Charlotte stages can make us laugh, cry, sing and dream … sometimes simultaneously. They often make us confront uncomfortable truths about life. Even now, quieted by COVID-19, stages have the power to inspire us to change… read more »




Where Are We In CLT? Ovens Auditorium

Exploring Charlotte, Where Are We in CLT? | January 6, 2021

“Charlotte will grow with these buildings, and grow into them.”   Charlottean David Ovens led the committee that built the original Charlotte Coliseum and the auditorium that still bears his name on Independence Blvd. He shared the words above with t… read more »




Our Favorite Biscuit Stories of 2020

Creative News, Editorials | December 31, 2020

Happy New Year. Goodbye, 2020. (You’ve overstayed your welcome.) On January 1, 2020, We’d just completed the first full year of publishing The Biscuit. We had a clear vision of exactly where we wanted to go in the 12 months that lay ahead. And, we we… read more »




PODCAST: A Toast to 2021

CLT Creatives | December 31, 2020

2020 has been a year unlike any other, giving all of us room for reflection. In this episode of The Biscuit, we’ve asked a collection of Queen City creatives to help us wish 2020 a fond farewell by sharing one thing learned this past year and to toas… read more »




New Mural on W. Trade Street is a Tribute to NC Music Legends

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte, Murals | December 30, 2020

Queen City visual artist Abel Jackson is at it again, painting a third historic mural along West Trade Street, just a few blocks from Johnson C. Smith University and in full view of the Gold Line. (And, we have lovely photos from photographer and CLT… read more »




Where Are We in CLT? Sankofa Mural

Creative News, Where Are We in CLT? | December 30, 2020

The Biscuit doesn’t have a “Man/Woman of the Year” award. But if we did, Ricky Singh would be a top contender. As one of the founders of the Charlotte Lab School, Singh is no stranger to the creative scene. But, in the wake of a shooting along Beatti… read more »