The ArtsCenter Photoblog

February 18, 2011

The Last Post :(

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lyndsay Booth @ 5:19 pm

After 147 posts and 815 photos, The ArtsCenter photoblog’s run on WordPress is coming to an end. The ArtsCenter transitioned to a new website and will no longer be hosting this blog. But never fear, a new photoblog will operate off the new website. To see new blog entries, go to the ArtsCenter’s website, and click on the “Blog” tab on the right. A box will drop down showing you a stream of the latest blog posts. With the new blog, instead of scrolling down the page, the pictures will rotate by themselves! How cool is that? I’ll also add a link to this blog, which will still stay up, so you can revisit old memories.

Thanks for sticking with us! Be sure to check out the new site!

-Lyndsay and Lisa

February 10, 2011

Birds and Arrows

Filed under: Music — Tags: , , — Lyndsay Booth @ 3:54 am

Birds and Arrows is coming back to the ArtsCenter!! This Friday at 8:30pm the band will give a full preview of their new album and hold a conversation and discussion time led by Tom Maxwell. The album “We’re Gonna Run” is due this spring. Your ticket price also gets you free downloads of five unreleased songs from the album. Check out this awesome flyer below, done by a Birds and Arrows friend, and be sure to see the show on Friday.

-Lyndsay

February 9, 2011

Hidden Voices: To Buy the Sun, The Challenge of Pauli Murray

Filed under: Theater — Tags: , , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 7:55 am

Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to stand, Pauli Murray refused to sit in the back of the bus; 20 years before the Greensboro sit-ins, she organized restaurant sit-downs in the nation’s capital.  Decades ahead of her time, Durham native Pauli Murray not only lived on the edge of history, she seemingly “pulled it along with her.”

The ArtsCenter brought this fantastic two-woman show to its stage Friday and Saturday night. Photos are below!

–Lisa
P.S. Notice that weird 50s-glamour glow on some of the images? I left my telephoto lens in the trunk of my car in the cold weather, and it fogged up completely in the indoors heat! I saved you from the foggiest of the shots, but I thought these from right before it thawed had a pretty cool effect!

Brie Nash performs as Pauli Murray.

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February 3, 2011

Guess that Photo!

Filed under: Music — Lyndsay Booth @ 1:40 pm

So we are trying something new here at the ArtsCenter photo blog, with the goal of making the blog a little more interactive.  Instead of post multiple photos from a show or event, I am only going to post one, without the performers faces. Its your job to try and guess the show and any other details of the photo you might know. Post your guesses in the comments below. In about a week I’ll put up the answer and some other photos from the show! If we get a good response, we will continue to do this every now and then. Feel free to leave other comments or feedback about the game in the comments below as well!

 

-Lyndsay

 

January 30, 2011

Cane Creek Cloggers


Last Saturday, the ArtsCenter welcomed the Cane Creek Cloggers and guests to the stage for some old fashioned dance, celebrating some of North Carolina’s cultural history. Guest dancers included the NC Youth Tap Ensemble, the Apple Chill Cloggers, Orange County’s Chi Rho Eta Step Team and Tríonóide Academy of Irish Dance. The dancers were accompanied by The Hushpuppies, a live string band.  A guest photographer, Larry Vellani, was kind enough to let us use his photos for the blog. I can’t post his photos to our site, but follow the link below to his Flickr album to see shots from the show, including some pre-show shots. The show was part of the ArtsCenter’s annual American Roots series, which celebrates the rich history of American musical culture. Check the ArtsCenter’s website for more information on upcoming shows in the series.

Cane Creek Cloggers Show

-Lyndsay

January 23, 2011

Deep Magic

Filed under: Theater — Tags: , , , , — Lyndsay Booth @ 1:03 pm

Sharing with you some stuff from last year that never got a chance to be posted, here are some shots from a hilarious magic show the ArtsCenter hosted at the end of last year. Featuring two hilarious and talented magicians, Micah Cover and Joshua Lozoff , the show had the audience cracking up. I’ve tried to describe some of the magic tricks in the captions. And, as always, don’t forget to click more!

Lyndsay

Joshua Lozoff talks to the audience during his show.

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January 16, 2011

Mangum & Company Shout Band


Friday, The ArtsCenter was proud to welcome its first gospel band straight from the House of Prayer For All People of Charlotte as part of the 8th Annual American Roots Series.

This was hands-down one of the best shows I’ve seen at The ArtsCenter, and I’ve seen quite a few! The band had incredible energy that brought the audience to its feet. Photos are below!

–Lisa

The band had four trombones, with Mr. Mangum (left) on lead.

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January 12, 2011

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Filed under: Kids, Theater — Tags: — Lyndsay Booth @ 8:20 pm

Hope everyone had a great holiday season and enjoyed all of the snow! The blog is now back from its winter break, and by popular demand, here are some more photos from the ArtsCenter’s holiday show, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The show was fantastic.  Don’t forget to click more!

 

-Lyndsay

 

Charlie and Grandpa Joe

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January 3, 2011

2010 in Review

Filed under: Miscellaneous — Tags: — Lisa Pepin @ 2:30 pm

Our blog service just sent us an update of how we did in 2010–our first full year of blogging–and the numbers look GREAT! Thank you to all of our readers for your support. Below are some of our stats (6800 views!!!).

Updates are coming soon, including more Charlie and the Chocolate Factory photos. Until then, feel free to drop us a comment or email telling us what you would like to see and how we can make this blog better for you.

Thanks for making 2010 an awesome year!

–Lisa & Lyndsay

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 6,800 times in 2010. That’s about 16 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 69 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 133 posts. There were 365 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 71mb. That’s about 1 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was February 19th with 60 views. The most popular post that day was Jewelry Making Class.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were artscenterlive.org, en.wordpress.com, rimandi.community.officelive.com, facebook.com, and mail.yahoo.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for tylan greenstein, sophie naima caird, lisa pepin, billie feather, and red molly.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

Jewelry Making Class February 2010

Photos from Alex Forsyth December 2009

The Monti with Elizabeth Edwards May 2010

About Lisa & Lyndsay December 2009

YPAC Hip Hop/Street Dance Workshop for Teens February 2010

December 10, 2010

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


The ArtsCenter’s holiday production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory continues tonight at 8pm. In case you aren’t familar with the story, five children, Veruca Salt, Mike TV, Augustus Gloop, Violet Beauregarde, and of course Charlie Bucket spend a day at Mr. Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. I sat in on dress rehearsal Wednesday and it was fantastic. You aren’t going to want to miss it. It will remind you why you fell in love with the story as a child and have your kids falling in love with it too. Check back throughout the week for more preview photos. No captions though. You have to come to the show!

Lyndsay

Show dates and times: December 10-11, December 16-18 7:30pm

December 12 & 19 3pm

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for students, and $13 for ArtsClub Members

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