Wow! These Tunes Are Catchy! We’re Crooning Lounge Music About Charlotte.
Hey there, Charlotte music lovers! If you love Charlotte, and if you love music, then have we got an album of hyper-local hits for you! Introducing: WOW! I Call THAT Charlotte: Lounge Singer Edition. Finally, you can enjoy all the best lounge music songs about life in Charlotte in one silky smooth collection. Songs include:
- Orange Barrels
- The Streetcar Song
- Lot of Brewin’ to Do
- Over The Panthers
- That’s A-Mural!
- Old Queens Road
- And, Many More!
All this and more can be found on WOW! I Call THAT Charlotte: Lounge Singer Edition. Watch the video and order now!
PHOTO CREDIT: Steven Lamar
The Unicorn Speaks!
Native Charlottean Winston Robinson Shares His Identity
It’s hard to find someone who is more fiercely proud of being a native Charlottean than Winston Robinson. So profound is Winston’s pride about growing up in the Wilmore neighborhood, everyone calls him “Wilmo.” Winston’s passion brought the house down in just 20 minutes at CreativeMornings/Charlotte on March 6. He delivered an energetic, emotional, sobering and deeply personal address on the topic of “Identity” in front of 375 attendees at Divine Barrel Brewing.
Immediately after the event, Winston spoke to Matt and Tim about what being a native Charlottean means to him, what he wanted to convey when speaking about codeswitching in his CMCLT speech and his thoughts on the current state of The Excelsior Club. Listen here.
Hasn’t it felt like forever since they started construction on the Hawthrone Bridge over Independence? Well, it turns out it HAS been forever (in a city growing as rapidly as Charlotte, we dare you to say that 3 years isn’t “forever”) and according to Robin Kanady over at Fox 46 WJZY, the project likely won’t be done anytime soon. Construction began in 2017 and the deadline is April 2020, but the bridge isn’t anywhere near done.
What’s the old saying? A watched pot never boils? Maybe an update is in order: “A watched CLT bridge construction project never finishes.” As we wait to see if the deadline will be reached, we decided to ask a few completely made-up Charlotteans what they think about the whole ordeal.
EDITOR’S NOTE: We make a Hawthorne’s Pizza joke below, but this project has been no joke for them. PLEASE support Hawthorne’s Pizza at 7th and Hawthorne as they continue to weather this project.
PHOTO CREDIT: Charlotte Symphony
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Presents The Empire Strikes Back
March 13-14 at 7:30pm
On March 13 and 14, conductor Christopher James Lees will lead the Charlotte Symphony as they play the gorgeous John Williams score live alongside a screening of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. And, because we knew they were strong with the force… we asked members of the Symphony to prepare us for the spectacle by doing impersonations of their favorite characters from the Star Wars series. Watch this. Once you’ve seen a Chewbacca impersonation with a trombone, you’ll never be the same.
Image via Apparo
Apparo’s Nonprofit Bytes + Insights Webinar
“Intro to Inclusive Web Design”
March 20 at 9:30am
Apparo is a self-described “nonprofit for nonprofits” that helps organizations have greater access to and understanding of technology. On March 20, they are hosting an “Intro to Inclusive Web Design” webinar focusing on ways to make your nonprofit’s website inclusive to the widest audience possible. Learn how to expand your reach and include everyone in the conversation.
The generous team at Apparo has extended a very special offer to readers of The Biscuit. You can attend their educational webinar for FREE by using the code CREATIVECLT when you sign up. Register here!
- Author Talks with Dr. Willie Griffin – March 18 @ Levine Museum of the New South
- CLT Punk Flea Market – March 21 @ Snug Harbor
PHOTO CREDIT: Julia Fay
Owner, That’s Novel Books
Director of Marketing, Hygge
Special Sections Editor, Business North Carolina
To call Charlottean Alyssa Pressler a “logophile” is a colossal understatement. Come to think of it, there may not actually be a word gargantuan enough to adequately express how much Alyssa love words. But, if there WERE a word that large, we’re betting Alyssa would know it … and she’d love it.
Alyssa is already a freelance writer and editor. But, as the owner of That’s Novel Books, which just opened next to Hygge at Camp North End, she gets to share her love of words with customers every day. This week, we asked her to spare us a few words for us by answering five ridiculous questions for us. Here’s one:
- Where’s the best place in CLT (not your home) to snuggle up and read a good book?
My bookstore – duh 😉
Yikes! We kind of walked into it on that one. We promise the questions get better … and the answers are awesome.
Social Entrepreneur & Disability Disruptor
Founder and CEO of Advocations
“Serial social entrepreneur,” Lindsey Braciale, founded her company, Advocations, in 2009. Her goal was to assist companies in fundamentally changing the ways they source, hire and support employees with disabilities. And, she has.
Lindsey’s work has received national acclaim and, in 2017 alone, Lindsey and Advocations helped generate more than $150 million in income for workers with disabilities. This work is important, but it’s hard, too. We asked her to share the three biggest challenges she’s dealing with right now … and she shared them unapologetically.
It’s no secret that we love mural hunting in the Queen City. It feels like every day there is something new and exciting to see. As much as we enjoy the new stuff, we also love revisiting murals that have been around the QC for a while.
One of our favorites is this enormous piece at JackBeagle’s in NoDa painted by William Puckett, an artist who has covered tens of thousands of square feet in Charlotte with his murals. The 1,200-square-foot mural gives us that same “new and exciting” feeling every time we see it because on each visit we notice something (or should we say someone) different. Over 250 real-life people (274 to be exact) who live and work in NoDa were immortalized in Will’s mural. The result was the largest game of “Where’s Waldo” in the world, except instead of finding Waldo, you find a friendly face from the NoDa community.
Are you or someone you know featured in this piece of NoDa history? We want to know! Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us all about it.
Directions: 3213 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205
This Queen City exploration is powered by OrthoCarolina.
Explore other “Where Are We in CLT?” destinations here.
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