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Levine Center For The Arts

April 2019

Impulse

April 29 @ 8:00 am - May 12 @ 12:00 am
Levine Center For The Arts, 550 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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The installation of Impulse is an interactive work comprising a series of 30 seesaws with light and sound that changes when in motion. The seesaws form units of light and sound that can be activated by the public to create an ever-changing composition. By playing on the seesaws, you create a dynamic light and sound wave giving a pulse of warmth to the days and nights.

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Intrude

April 29 @ 10:00 am - May 11 @ 12:00 am
Levine Center For The Arts, 550 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Some very large white rabbits, illuminated in stark white light, have been invading festivals around the world and now they're invading Charlotte! The bunnies of Intrude stand tall, yet relaxed and appear to be quite at home in their new patch.

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Lunch Hour Jazz

April 29 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:30am, repeating until May 3, 2019

Jazz Pavillion at Levine Center for the Arts, 550 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Spend your lunch break at the Jazz Pavilion on the Levine Center for the Arts plaza. It's FREE! The Pavilion stage will feature some of Charlotte's best jazz artists plus some special guests. Food trucks will be on site to grab a bite and listen to great music.

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Lunch Hour Jazz

April 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:30am, repeating until May 3, 2019

Jazz Pavillion at Levine Center for the Arts, 550 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Spend your lunch break at the Jazz Pavilion on the Levine Center for the Arts plaza. It's FREE! The Pavilion stage will feature some of Charlotte's best jazz artists plus some special guests. Food trucks will be on site to grab a bite and listen to great music.

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May 2019

Lunch Hour Jazz

May 1 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:30am, repeating until May 3, 2019

Jazz Pavillion at Levine Center for the Arts, 550 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Spend your lunch break at the Jazz Pavilion on the Levine Center for the Arts plaza. It's FREE! The Pavilion stage will feature some of Charlotte's best jazz artists plus some special guests. Food trucks will be on site to grab a bite and listen to great music.

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Camille Thurman and The Darrell Green Trio

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jazz Pavillion at Levine Center for the Arts, 550 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Watch and listen as Camille Thurman joins forces with The Darrell Green Trio and jazz legend Wynton Marsalis to kick off the 2019 Charlotte Jazz Festival with an unforgettable night of entertainment in the Jazz Garden Tent at Romare Bearden Park. Acclaimed by Downbeat Magazine as a "rising star" singer with "soulful infection and remarkable, Fitzgerald-esque scat prowess" and hailed by A:: About Jazz as a "first-class saxophonist that blows the proverbial roof off the place," Camille Thurman has been…

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Lunch Hour Jazz

May 2 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:30am, repeating until May 3, 2019

Jazz Pavillion at Levine Center for the Arts, 550 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Spend your lunch break at the Jazz Pavilion on the Levine Center for the Arts plaza. It's FREE! The Pavilion stage will feature some of Charlotte's best jazz artists plus some special guests. Food trucks will be on site to grab a bite and listen to great music.

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Lunch Hour Jazz

May 3 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:30am, repeating until May 3, 2019

Jazz Pavillion at Levine Center for the Arts, 550 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Spend your lunch break at the Jazz Pavilion on the Levine Center for the Arts plaza. It's FREE! The Pavilion stage will feature some of Charlotte's best jazz artists plus some special guests. Food trucks will be on site to grab a bite and listen to great music.

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Jazz at the Pavilion

May 3 @ 5:30 pm - May 4 @ 11:00 pm
Jazz Pavillion at Levine Center for the Arts, 550 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Join us Friday night and all day Saturday for continuous free jazz concerts at the Jazz Pavilion on the Levine Center for the Arts plaza. It's totally FREE! No ticket, no reservation, no planning. Simply bring your friends and discover some of Charlotte's best musical treasures!

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Late Night Jam

May 3 @ 11:00 pm - May 4 @ 12:00 am
Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S Tryon St, Levine Center for the Arts
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Join us for Late Night Jams in the Knight Underground, the speakeasy-themed hideaway located below the Knight Theater! Musicians performing as part of the Charlotte Jazz Festival keep the jazz going late into the night. These fan-favorite jam sessions are high-energy, totally improvised and the perfect nightcap. You never know who might show up. The event is free but space is limited.

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Family First Presented by Novant Health: Sculpting Your Vision

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, 551 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Every person has a story to tell. Artist Kevin Cole shares his story and life experiences through mixed-media sculptures. Among his most famous works are intricate, wood-based sculptures made to look like neck-ties and blankets. “When I turned eighteen years old, my grandfather stressed the importance of voting by taking me to a tree where he was told that African-Americans were lynched by their neckties on their way to vote. The experience left a profound impression in my mind."

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Saturday Morning Jazz Brew

May 4 @ 11:00 am
Jazz Garden Tent at Romare Bearden Park, 300 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Ocie Davis and special guests take the stage for a morning full of sweet jazz sounds at the event that's quickly become a Charlotte Jazz Festival tradition. Ocie is a master jazz drummer, educator and composer who has performed with some of the most influential figures in jazz including Ellis Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, Christian Scott, Nicolas Payton and Donald Harrison. Tickets do not include food. Food packages/upgrades will be made available at a later date and ticket holders will be…

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Loonis McGlohon Young Jazz Artist Competition

May 4 @ 2:00 pm
Jazz Garden Tent at Romare Bearden Park, 300 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Charlotte legend Loonis McGlohon was a world-renowned master musician, composer and visionary. In recognition of his many decades as a composer, writer, and jazz ambassador, Blumenthal Performing Arts and The Leon Levine Foundation established the Loonis McGlohon Young Jazz Artist Competition as a tribute to this special individual. From the total number of applicants, up to 10 finalists will be selected to perform at the Loonis McGlohon Young Jazz Artist Competition on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Tent Stage at…

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The Gentlemen of Jazz

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Jazz Garden Tent at Romare Bearden Park, 300 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra veterans Paul Nedzela, Kenny Rampton, and Carlos Henriquez lead three performances in the Jazz Garden Tent for a night of unforgettable jazz. In a program we’re calling “Gentlemen of Jazz,” each will present a unique set with a few very special guests! One ticket gets you in for all three amazing performances! Read more info about each of these acclaimed artists below. Paul Nedzela Quartet – 6 PM Paul Nedzela (JLCO Baritone Saxophone) has become…

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Patina Miller Sings Nina Simone

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S Tryon St, Levine Center for the Arts
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Patina Miller lends her vocals to pay tribute to the late, great Nina Simone in an evening of unforgettable music. Currently starring on the CBS hit drama series Madam Secretary, Patina Miller is a Tony-award winning actress with a resume that encompasses Broadway, TV, film, and music. She is most famously known for her role as Leading Player in the 2012/13 Broadway revival of Pippin, for which she won the Tony award for Best Performance by an Actress in a…

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Sweet Honey in the Rock

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 345 North College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Sweet Honey in the Rock remains among the most vibrant, versatile and ever-relevant musical collectives in music today; both as a performance ensemble and as an ambassadorial African American organization founded on the triumvirate missions of empowerment, education and entertainment. Sweet Honey In The Rock presents a powerful and unique concert experience that fuses the elastic 360 degree possibilities of the human voice with a theatrical flair that keeps avid audiences returning for more year after year. The ensemble educates,…

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Iliza: Elder Millennial Tour

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S Tryon St, Levine Center for the Arts
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Iliza is one of today’s leading comedians with a fan base who show their loyalty by creating their own Iliza inspired swag to wear to her shows. Iliza recently premiered Elder Millennial, her fourth Netflix stand up special for the streaming service. The campaign featured her styled in classic looks from the late 90s/early 00s. Her past specials War Paint, Freezing Hot and Confirmed Kills has made her as one of the top comedians working today.

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Davina & The Vagabonds

May 5 @ 7:30 pm
Jazz Garden Tent at Romare Bearden Park, 300 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Since exploding onto the scene in 2005, Davina and the Vagabonds have grown from a down-and-dirty blues band into one of the most exciting acoustic ensembles on the international stage. This high-energy quintet has established itself with a stellar live show, a professional look, and good old-fashioned hard work.  In recent years they have performed in 45 states, 2 Canadian provinces and 12 European countries. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and…

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The New Respects

May 5 @ 7:30 pm
Jazz Garden Tent at Romare Bearden Park, 300 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Falling into a genre of their own, The New Respects, mesh pop, soul and rock & roll with overlays of acoustic tones. Comprised of twins Zandy and Lexi Fitzgerald, brother Darius and their cousin Jasmie Mullen, the Nashville-based group is a true family affair, evidencing the undeniable soul and musical legacy that flows through the roots of their family tree. Raised within the buzzing creative community of artists and songwriters that Music City has to offer, the band has been…

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Raul Midon

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Jazz Garden Tent at Romare Bearden Park, 300 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Heralded as a "one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus," (NY Times) jazz guitarist Raul Midón has collaborated with such heroes as Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Jason Mraz, Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg. Blind since birth, Midón hails from New Mexico and has earned acclaim all over with world, with a fanbase that stretches from San Francisco to India, Amsterdam to Tokyo. A rapt critic for the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper wrote: “Midón…

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Manual Cinema: No Blue Memories – The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

May 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S Tryon St, Levine Center for the Arts
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Part poetry, film, music, intricate paper puppetry and live actors working in shadow, Manual Cinema’s “No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks” is an unforgettable multi-media experience that celebrates the life of an icon, poet laureate, and Pulitzer Prize winner. Brooks was also a treasured educator and mentor to the countless writers and children who knew her as their very own “Miss Brooks.” Weaving together poetry, storytelling, sound design, original music, and striking visuals, No Blue Memories is an…

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