Oct 102012
 


Levine Museum of the New South, at 200 E. 7th Street, presents Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead: A Festival of Souls on Sunday, October 28th, 2011, from 12pm to 4pm. Admission to the celebration and the museum is free all day. Enjoy activities, alters, food, story-telling and more. In partnership with the Latin American Coalition. Experience a traditional Dia de Los Muertos / Day of the Dead celebration – a time when Mexican families remember their dead and the continuity of life.

 October 10, 2012  Posted by  Attractions & Museums, Cultural Comments Off
Mar 012012
 

UNC Charlotte’s Center for the Study of the New South, in partnership with Levine Museum of the New South, will host Karen L. Cox at the museum on March 13 at 6 p.m. to talk about Dreaming of Dixie: How the South was Created in American Popular Culture. The event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required. Call 704-687-0085.

“So often the South has been considered a cultural backwater of America, but Karen Cox reveals how essential the South and depictions of it have been in the creation of American popular culture,” says Jeffrey Leak, director of the Center for the Study of the New South.

Cox examines how popular culture has portrayed the American South as a region draped in moonlight and magnolias, especially as advertising agencies, musicians, publishers, radio personalities, writers, and filmmakers marketed the South. Some southerners embraced this image, especially for tourism reasons. Only when television news coverage of the civil rights movement brought images of violence, protest, and conflict in the South into people’s homes did a more complex understanding of the South emerge in popular culture. She uses clips from the movie Gone With the Wind and music and radio broadcasts, to illustrate her points.

A pre-gathering will be held, with remarks at 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception and book-signing. Books will be available for sale. The museum is located at 200 E. Seventh Street, Charlotte. Complimentary parking after 5 p.m. is available in the Seventh Street Station deck next door to the museum. Guests should obtain a ticket from the attendant and bring it to the event for validating.

Cox is associate professor of history in UNC Charlotte’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. She received the 2004 Julia Cherry Spruill Prize for the Best Book in Southern Women’s History. She also has written articles that have appeared in publications including The New York Times and has appeared on Charlotte Talks on WFAE. A native of West Virginia, she is the author of another book, Dixie’s Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture.

 March 1, 2012  Posted by  Cultural, learning Comments Off
Feb 252012
 

Ulysses: Charlotte Spring Festival of the Arts is a joint effort of Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, N.C. Dance Theatre and Opera Carolina as well as regional cultural partners. The inaugural festival, in late February and in March, 2012, is subtitled The Majesty of Russia: 2012 Tchaikovsky. Russian culture, and specifically the work of Tchaikovsky, will shine in film, music, and dance all month.

The first event will be a free one:

Community Day at Levine Museum of the New South
February 25th, 2012
11am to 4pm
Levine Museum of the New South
Russian culture featuring live performances, folk music, cuisine, and crafts for children.

Schedule:

11:15am……Youth Orchestra
11:30am…… NC Dance Theatre Children’s Performance, from Sleeping Beauty
11:40am……Folk singing
10 – 4pm……Children’s crafts
10am – 4pm……Workshop Presentations: write your name in Russian, lean basic words for greetings and thanks, and common Russian recipes
12pm……Tea Time/Break
12:45pm……Opera Academy
1pm……Gypsy dance with students and audience participation
1:15pm……Folk singing
2:15pm……Opera singer
2:20pm……Russian waltz
2:30pm……Traditional folk dance
3:15pm……Moscow Nights and other popular songs to close the day

 February 25, 2012  Posted by  Art, Cultural, dance, Music Comments Off
Feb 192012
 

Ulysses: Charlotte Spring Festival of the Arts is a joint effort of Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, N.C. Dance Theatre and Opera Carolina as well as regional cultural partners. The inaugural festival, in late February and in March, 2012, is subtitled The Majesty of Russia: 2012 Tchaikovsky. Russian culture, and specifically the work of Tchaikovsky, will shine in film, music, and dance all month.

The first event will be a free one:

Community Day at Levine Museum of the New South
February 25th, 2012
11am to 4pm
Levine Museum of the New South
Russian culture featuring live performances, folk music, cuisine, and crafts for children.

Schedule:

11:15am……Youth Orchestra
11:30am…… NC Dance Theatre Children’s Performance, from Sleeping Beauty
11:40am……Folk singing
10 – 4pm……Children’s crafts
10am – 4pm……Workshop Presentations: write your name in Russian, lean basic words for greetings and thanks, and common Russian recipes
12pm……Tea Time/Break
12:45pm……Opera Academy
1pm……Gypsy dance with students and audience participation
1:15pm……Folk singing
2:15pm……Opera singer
2:20pm……Russian waltz
2:30pm……Traditional folk dance
3:15pm……Moscow Nights and other popular songs to close the day

 February 19, 2012  Posted by  Art, Cultural, dance, Music Comments Off
Oct 292011
 

Levine Museum of the New South presents its 6th Annual Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead: A Festival of Souls on Sunday, October 30th, 2011, from 12pm to 4pm. Admission is free and parking is free next door at 7th Street Station. (Bring your parking ticket to the museum for validation.) The celebration will include sugar skulls, traditional foods dead bread, folkloric music and dance performances, arts, crafts, and children’s activities.

Levine Museum of the New South
200 E. 7th St., Charlotte

You might also be interested in the Day of the Dead art exhibits at Pura Vida Worldly Art and Baku Gallery on Friday, October 21st.

 October 29, 2011  Posted by  Attractions & Museums, Cultural Comments Off
Oct 182011
 

Levine Museum of the New South presents its 6th Annual Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead: A Festival of Souls on Sunday, October 30th, 2011, from 12pm to 4pm. Admission is free and parking is free next door at 7th Street Station. (Bring your parking ticket to the museum for validation.) The celebration will include sugar skulls, traditional foods dead bread, folkloric music and dance performances, arts, crafts, and children’s activities.

Levine Museum of the New South
200 E. 7th St., Charlotte

You might also be interested in the Day of the Dead art exhibits at Pura Vida Worldly Art and Baku Gallery on Friday, October 21st.

 October 18, 2011  Posted by  Attractions & Museums, Cultural Comments Off
May 282011
 

Friday Friends Festival, held at Levine Museum of the New South, 200 East 7th Street, on Thursday, June 2nd, from 5:45pm to 7:45pm, is a multi-cultural celebration. Explore the exhibit “Courage: The Carolina Story that Changed America,” and mingle with people of different backgrounds. The event is free and includes heavy Hors d’oeuvres and door prizes. Register online or by calling 704-565-5455.

Don’t be fooled. This event is happening on Thursday.

 May 28, 2011  Posted by  Attractions & Museums, Cultural, Free Events Comments Off
Apr 242011
 

Community Day and 20th Birthday Party at Levine Museum of the New South
Sunday, May 1
12pm to 5pm

The unveiling of Cotton fields to Skyscrapers’ new ending and the 20th celebration continues. The public is invited to a community day with exhibit tours, live entertainment, family activities and more. Free admission all day.

Note: Park at 7th Street Station and bring your ticket to be validated at Levine Museum. You’ll get free parking all day. (On weekends)

 April 24, 2011  Posted by  Attractions & Museums, Free Events Comments Off
Nov 212010
 

Tellabration is a celebration of storytelling. Come to the Levine Museum of the New South Sunday, November 21st, from 2pm to 4pm, and hear storytellers spin yarns. This event is included with museum admission. Park at 7th Street Station and bring your ticket for validation.


Event: Tellabration!™ 2010 featuring Michael Reno Harrell and Gail Haley
Event Date: Sunday, November 21, 2010
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Venue: Levine Museum of the New South
Location: 200 East 7th St., Charlotte, NC
Cost: Free with Museum admission (www.museumofthenewsouth.org)
Contact: Ramona Moore Big Eagle (704-568-6940 home; 704-779-8632 cell)

The Storytellers Guild of Charlotte, Inc., in partnership with the Levine Museum of the New South, is hosting Tellabration!™ 2010 for our local community. Featured is Carolina singer, songwriter, and yarn spinner Michael Reno Harrell. Michael has recently debuted his one-man play, My Roots Are Showing: A Southern Boy’s Bumpy Road to Manhood. Plus, Gail Haley, in honor of her Levine Museum exhibit, Old Stories for a New South, will be telling Jack Tales. Ms. Haley is a storyteller, writer, and illustrator who won the Caldecott Medal in 1970 for her retelling of the African folk tale A Story, A Story and the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1976 for The Post Office Cat. (www.gailehaley.com)

Ramona Moore Big Eagle, founder and President of the Storytellers Guild of Charlotte, Inc., will emcee this event. A reception follows the storytelling. Enjoy refreshments and meet the storytellers! For more information, call 704-568-6940.

Tellabration!™ is a trademarked program of the National Storytelling Network. The Storytellers Guild of Charlotte, Inc. is a non-profit ganization founded in 1997 for the purpose of perpetuating the oral tradition of storytelling and providing support for professional and aspiring storytellers in an atmosphere of respect and fellowship.

The Storytellers Guild of Charlotte, Inc. meets at 7:30 PM on the second Thursday of each month at the Barnes and Noble Booksellers in the Arboretum Shopping Center. All are invited and welcome to come and share the “stories” of their lives. Meetings begin at 7:30 PM with a “story swap” or a featured teller and continue with the business aspect of storytelling. Free.

 November 21, 2010  Posted by  Attractions & Museums, literature Comments Off