Category: Entertainment

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Crafting a Community

Lake Norman’s newest brewery opens its doors this month. On this Friday afternoon, Jack Lippy has just returned from Raleigh, where he got Eleven Lakes Brewing’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) permits. No longer is this a hobby or an 11-year dream—Cornelius’ newest brewery is licensed to sell. Eleven Lakes sits off Bailey Road in an office park space reminiscent of…

Holy Smokes

A Huntersville cigar shop looks to modernize the traditional boys’ club. It’s not a typical night out. In fact, it seems almost a throwback to a slower time. Burners is Lake Norman’s premier cigar shop and smoking lounge with a surprisingly hip vibe. The crowd is a mix of men and women, first-timers in their 20s and people who have…

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.…