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DAVIDSON – Some interesting dynamics are shaking up The Warehouse stage these days. The musical, “Dogfight: A Musical Love Story,” a snapshot of an otherwise ordinary San Francisco day, becomes the portrayal of a poignant slice of history. Although the shenanigans are delivered by a bunch of…

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Independence Day celebrations took on many forms in north Mecklenburg, from family backyard cookouts to outings on Lake Norman. At Birkdale Village and in Davidson, community gatherings were the highlights of the day. Activities ranged from a cooling shower beneath a large American Flag in t…

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A passing rain shower couldn't dampen the spirits of participants in Davidson's annual Fourth of July celebration. Soon after the rain subsided, a short parade form McEver Fields to the Village Green featured red, white and blue wearing marchers of all ages welcomed by cheering crowds gather…

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DAVIDSON – Thankfully, a talented cast of actors and dancers makes the Davidson Community Players annual summer musical a worthwhile evening of theater at the Duke Family Performance Hall. Otherwise, “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” which opened last Thursday evening for a two-weekend run, is prob…

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With sunny skies and temperatures reaching the low 90s Friday, June 22, many were drawn to the region’s water amenities to cool off. Splash pads at Birkdale Village and Smithville Park had young children enjoying their offerings, while the beach at Ramsey Creek Park attracted a mix of ages, …

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CORNELIUS – Sports fans don’t typically have to be in front of a TV or at the stadium before noon to watch their favorite ball club. But when those games are being played halfway around the world, like for this year’s FIFA World Cup, breakfast foods become more appropriate fare to accompany …

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CORNELIUS – Becca Worthington is a commanding figure onstage, and as Deb, in “Barbecue Apocalypse,” she makes no exception. Deb and Worthington are alike – self-assured females – so it’s interesting to watch Deb demur as the hostess to some yuppie friends. It’s great to see Worthington back …

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HUNTERSVILLE – An assortment of arts and crafts items, and the opportunity to interact with their creators, will take the weekend center stage at Birkdale Village. The second annual Lake Norman Festival of the Arts will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20, in the residential and retail vi…

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After being in the corporate world for 25 years, artist Karen L. Dortschy rediscovered her passion for painting during a wine and paint party with friends in 2015. Today, she owns Haute Dauge Portraits, where she gets to create portraits of honorary four-legged furry family members. Here, Do…

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DAVIDSON – Davidson College will be the host of a weeklong summer program called iD Tech. Run by a national corporation, the program has been offered at 150 university locations since 1999.

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HUNTERSVILLE – Huntersville residents were able to try their skill at a variety of art mediums on May 6 as part of the annual Hello Huntersville event. People could paint, do a marble installation, play instruments, watch various performers, taste from local food trucks and breweries or simp…

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DENVER – John Sullivan and Friends, led by Denver resident John Sullivan, has been together for about a year, and their spring/summer schedule is already packed with gigs. Herald Citizen caught up with Sullivan to learn more about band’s style and how it’s evolved. Here are edited excerpts f…

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Family clans with roots in the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland, along with thousands of others from throughout the Piedmont and beyond, found common ground on the acreage at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville during the 25th annual Loch Norman Games. The two-day extravaganza saluted ever…

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DAVIDSON – Magic is in the air. You feel its tingling charm the moment you step into Davidson Community Players' Armour Street Theatre to see the Connie Company’s 2018 rendition of “Peter Pan Jr.” Based on the play by J. M. Barrie and the 1953 Disney film, director Benjamin Thomas-Reid sprea…

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CORNELIUS – The Tawba Walk Arts and Music Festival returned to Old Town Cornelius April 14. The event included multiple stages of live bands and performances, more than 100 artists, food trucks, local craft breweries, a kids zone and more. The event was sponsored by Cornelius Parks, Arts, Re…

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CORNELIUS – Tucked away in the Shops on the Green, Carbonation has been open for five months. The beer and wine bar is owned by John Hintz and Matt Mainey and features a 1,000-square-foot patio. They have live music on Wednesday nights and a stein club, with much of the wallspace featuring t…

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Rites of spring include many sights and sounds in the Lake Norman region, but music plays a leading role. And whether it’s an outdoor symphony concert for the masses or a cozy coffee shop set by an up-and-coming singer-songwriter musician, live performances provide the soundtrack for many th…

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The lake isn’t only for boating, swimming and fishing. Consider these events and outdoor activities happening right on Lake Norman when planning family adventures or solo trips. Celebrate spring and summer days off with boat rides or lake concert series or simply enjoy the breathtaking views…

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DAVIDSON – Rumors from the Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College are more than gossip, noise or hearsay. The theater department staged “Rumors,” an outrageous comedy, there as its closing major production for the spring. 

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Bicycles may have begun as just a different way to get somewhere, but for some people they have evolved into a different way of life. For many, cycling is the preferred method for their daily commute and the pedal-powered means for a weekend escape. And throughout the Lake Norman region ther…

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DAVIDSON – A colorful sculpture with a message of movement – and a style reflecting generations of multi-cultural interaction and evolution – will be displayed in New York City through the spring and summer before moving to its permanent home on the Davidson College campus this fall.

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CORNELIUS – There aren’t many places where a customer can get an updo and a frothy cappuccino all in one sitting, but that’s exactly what Salon Cafe offers.

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When schools end and the summer session begins, many parents are left with a void in child care and for children, a void in daytime activities. Through summer camps offered by local town gover…

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“Invent the Future Today” is the theme of this year’s Camp Invention summer program. The weeklong sessions take place in 1,300 elementary school districts throughout the country, under the aus…

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CORNELIUS – When Robyn, portrayed by the indomitable Marla Brown tells Sharon, performed by the prolific Frances Dell Bendert, “There is a certain liberty in being bad,” fireworks are bound to…

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DAVIDSON – The emotional, heart-wrenching dramatization of “The Diary of Anne Frank” that opened at Davidson’s Armour Street Theatre last weekend deserves a standing ovation. The play is well …

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CORNELIUS – The perfect coffee experience is more than just a cup of joe and a place to sit. People pick their chosen cafe based on multiple factors, including how well they relate to the bari…

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Several wedding and bridal expos will be held over the next couple of months where recently engaged couples can check out local vendors, from caterers and wedding planners to photographers and…

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The cost of attending a wedding can add up quickly – from buying a gift to the cost of transportation and hotel accommodations – especially if you’re traveling to a wedding out of town. So to …

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Bruce Piephoff was selected as Summit Coffee Songwriters singer-songwriter of the year for 2017 from a list of 30 nominees. Piephoff’s discography has more than 21 original albums and numerous…

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Not expected to be named the Cornelius Arts Center for much longer, what is envisioned as a regional destination for arts and culture is on the path to fruition within the next two years. This…

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Cards of sweet sentiments, floral bouquets and boxes of assorted chocolates are traditional fare for sweethearts celebrating Valentine’s Day. But life offers more avenues of love than just tha…

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HUNTERSVILLE – The Vinyl Pi is just off Old Statesville Road, the sign visible from the road proclaiming it as a “pizza joint.” In reality, The Vinyl Pi is much more than just pizza. Owner Mat…

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Flowers – they’re used to take away ill feelings, provide comfort, celebrate life – or loss – and they look good while doing it. Whatever the occasion may be, area florists suggest trying thes…

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CORNELIUS – Bearing tools to weld, carve or mold materials into a fixture to inspire others, sculptors make art in a unique and technical way. Receiving works ranging from a variety of metals …

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Registration for spring theater camps in the Lake Norman area is open, and though participants are there to hone their acting skills, some program directors say that’s only a small aspect of a…

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A new year brings the promise of a fresh start, both for us and our pets. We could all benefit from making improvements to our lifestyle, our diets and our day-to-day interactions, including o…

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As we brave the frigid temperatures this January, I have gotten a lot of questions from owners about what they can do to keep their dog or cat safe during cold temperatures. While the answer t…

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HUNTERSVILLE – Arms back, elbows out and hands upon her hips, Lateefah Thompson showed a few dozen people the art of Afro House and Afro Beat dancing in a library conference room turned cultur…

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TROUTMAN – The North Carolina state park system is offering more than 40 hikes on New Year’s Day as part of the tradition to help people put their best foot forward on the first day of the year. 

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HUNTERSVILLE – December is a tranquil time at Historic Rural Hill. The colorful pastures where bagpipers parade each April now have just a faded tint of green, and the 7-acre plot where the Am…

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On paper, cutting sugar seems simple. However, sugar isn’t just in cakes, candy and specialty drinks at coffee stores. Sugar is even in spaghetti sauce and added to canned fruit. Reducing the …

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CORNELIUS – Rory Boyle and Quinn Boyle remember the first time they watched “Rosie and the Force, A Reindeer Tale” two years ago. The Huntersville sisters left the audience-participation play,…

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Planning a holiday event for your employees or your clients can take its toll on our valuable time. Whether it’s a simple employee luncheon in the break room, or an elegant soiree for your imp…

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During the holidays, do you crave a simple, one-dish meal for those nights that you don’t have a party? We have a great twist on lasagna today, thanks to Emilio! His Lasagna Bianca is the Ital…