Category: Entertainment

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The Future Plays Now

Chamber music takes center stage in Davidson this month. Four of the most talented young ensembles from across the U.S. will travel to Davidson this month to compete in the Young Chamber Musicians Competition on April 23. Each will walk away with a cash prize, and one will win a recording session and paid gig. Hosted by Classical Public Radio…

Talking Point

Conversation is a cornerstone of Davidson’s Main Street Books. When patrons walk into Main Street Books, chances are, owner Adah Fitzgerald knows their faces. It’s highly likely she knows their names—and the last books they read, their favorite authors, and the next books she will recommend for them. How? She talks to people. “Our days here are basically all conversations,”…

The Top 5

The can’t-miss events for February. Feb. 2-4 “Sylvia”: Dog lovers, rejoice! This wonderfully funny comedy chronicles the lives of empty-nesters Greg and Kate as they explore their marriage with a new addition. After Greg falls for Sylvia, a happy-go-lucky labradoodle, he and Kate can’t agree on letting her into their home. Don’t miss this howlingly funny show at the Warehouse…

Racing to Brew

Concord’s third brewery was born out of homebrewing. It should be no surprise that in an area with fast-moving cars, its people move quickly as well. In June 2015, a Concord City Council ordinance amendment opened the frontier for breweries. Just 16 months later, Concord has its third brewery: Twenty-Six Acres. Born of and run by Cabarrus natives—Joel Padgett (operations…

Painting as Permission

Changing mediums allowed Tyler Helfrich to become a storyteller. Poet-turned-artist Tyler Helfrich found painting to be an unexpected antidote to writer’s block. After graduating from Davidson College with an English degree, she worked in the nonprofit realm for four years and, in 2012, decided to shift focus back to her true passion: writing poetry. But things didn’t go as expected.…

Insider Insight

Neiman Marcus Charlotte celebrated its 10-year anniversary in style. With wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a steady flow of laughter, the event was full of Charlotte’s finest influencers, socialites, and fashion mavens. The night wouldn’t be complete without a fashion show featuring some of the best in fall trends, and, to our delight, the show was hosted by Yahoo Style’s Joe…

Open House

Family and friends coming to town for the holidays? Don’t fret—we have you covered. Here’s our guide to home entertaining, from decor to food, with a few tricks from the trade. Expert Design Kelly Cruz is an interior design expert and owns Kelly Cruz Interiors in Davidson. She provides designs for luxury residential properties, commercial spaces, and hospitality rooms. For…