Pledging to “Be More Ridiculous” and Queen City Creative Resolutions
2020 Resolutions from CLT Creatives
We’re tired of the same ol’ same ol’ resolutions. And, frankly, we are experiencing some writer’s block when it comes to determining our own 2020 resolutions here at The Biscuit. So, we put out the call for ideas to some of our favorite Queen City creatives. And, here’s what we got back.
“Mucha candela en 2020 por qué Charlotte es creativo. Share stories of the Latin creative community in Charlotte and grow by lifting others!”
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“To spend more time reading and researching how to improve my craft, and to bring more even creativity into my posts.”
“Be more ridiculous.”
Wray Ward/Full Groan Adult
Read to see more resolutions from Queen City creatives.
Sounding Out Middle C Jazz with Andy Farber
In today’s batch of The Biscuit CLT Podcast, producer Andy Goh talks to Middle C Jazz co-owner, Charlottean Adam Farber. Adam founded Middle C with his father, Larry, after seeing the need for high-level live jazz.
Considering the closure of local music venue staples such as Tremont Music Hall, the Double Door Inn, The Chop Shop among others, the mere act of opening a music venue in the heart of Uptown can almost be seen as an act of defiance. A bold gesture in the face of trends, indeed, one that only proves to be even more courageous when the venue in question is dedicated to jazz. Listen to their conversation here.
We’re still freaked out that it’s 2020 already and it still doesn’t feel like the future’s actually here. Where are the jet packs? Where are the laser guns and robot servants and interplanetary vacations we were promised? Worst of all, we’re starting to worry that when we finally get back to the future, it’s going to feel like everyone’s still complaining about the same ol’ thing. And, we’ve got the comic book covers to prove it.
As reported by Mark Price of The Charlotte Observer, our neighbors to the south captured a photo of the long-rumored Lake Wylie monster snake (or a photo of a piece of wood floating in the water, depending on who you ask). The tribal legend of a monstrous snake residing in the Catawba River has been around for centuries and the photo captured last Sunday has caused quite a stir over what the creature could be. We’ve seen 1997’s Anaconda enough times to know that we should NOT go investigate because searching for legendary snakes usually doesn’t lead anywhere good. So instead we asked a few stock images what they thought about the matter from the safety of our own home.
Twelfth Night: The Vanishing Holiday
Jan. 4 at 11:00am and 1:30pm
President James K. Polk State Historic Site
The Thanksgiving leftovers are (hopefully) all gone. The Christmas presents have been opened and returned for the correct sizes. The New Year’s Eve ball has dropped and we’ve rung in the new decade. The holidays are all over for now… or so you thought. What if we told you there was a holiday that was once widely celebrated and has all but vanished, being celebrated this weekend?
This Saturday, January 4, head to the President James K. Polk State Historic Site in Pineville to celebrate Twelfth Night, a holiday so obscure that even social media managers can’t figure out how to make it work with their brands. Join historian Ron Vinson as he walks you through the holiday’s medieval origins, Shakespeare’s play of the same name and it’s connections to the Colonial Carolinas all while enjoying traditional tunes and desserts.
The event is free but you will need to register. Click here for registration and more information.
If you’re all holidayed out, might we suggest a jazzy birthday, some trivia about America’s sweetheart Baby Yoda, a rather extravagant Bonanza, three little piggies and a handful of other fascinating functions to start off this fresh new decade instead?
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The restaurant may have closed in 2006, but the sign’s still up. And, more importantly, the pies are still being cooked in the kitchen. Three brothers opened Anderson’s (originally called Mercury Sandwich Shop) in 1946 across from Presbyterian Hospital at Hawthorne & Elizabeth Avenues. When brother Jimmie took over the business, he soon began advertising “The World’s BEST Pecan Pie,” serving slices of Southern Charm every day. Jimmie’s son, Gary, took over the business in 1979, continuing the traditions of this Charlotte landmark, where local leaders would start their day making plans and deals over a hot breakfast. Eventually, Gary transitioned the business into catering. And, keeps on cranking out amazing the 10-inch, extra deep pies with a recipe that hasn’t changed since 1959.
Directions: 1617 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204
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