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As Bain fundraiser approaches, former teacher recalls school’s performances

As The Black and White Theatre Company prepares for three performances of the musical “Christmas Presence, A Holiday Alone Together” this weekend to benefit the Bain restoration project, Frances Leete recalls operettas she staged during her 27 years as a teacher at the original school.

With a background in music, Leete established a chorus group at […]

By |December 10th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, History|0 Comments

Local Teen Releases Album

By Charles Kelleher Harris

Sixteen year-old Charles “Charlie” Austin-Zimmerman has had an interest in music for as long as he can remember

“I come from a musical family- my mom was a songwriter and I grew up listening to her band practice in the house.  When I was about 8, my grandmother had me in piano lessons, which were awesome,” says Zimmerman. “But I played a ton of guitar hero and I decided I wanted to learn how to play the guitar.  I taught myself to play guitar when I was ten, and I immediately started writing songs.”

In addition Zimmerman taught himself to play ukulele and bass.

When he was 13, Zimmerman decided he wanted a different name.  […]

By |December 10th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts|0 Comments

Mint Hill volunteers give back to seniors at annual holiday party

By Leah Schmalz

Residents decked out in red, green and white gathered at the long banquet tables filling the cafeteria of Independence High School for the annual senior citizen holiday party last Saturday. Sponsored by the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce and Carolinas Healthcare System, the event featured a warm meal, gift bags for everyone in […]

By |December 10th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments

Hugo the Hornet visits Mint Hill Bain to promote reading

By Leah Schmalz

Hugo the Hornet, the mascot for Charlotte’s newly rebranded NBA team, made a visit to Bain Elementary last Friday to invite students to join his Reading Revolution Team. Show emcee Tom Hill, who goes by stage name Justin Case, said a revolution is, “a major change in the way you think and ‘bee-have.’”

Hugo […]

By |November 20th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments