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Indian Trail woman poses with Taylor Swift and wins contest

An Indian Trail woman will have her picture on the 2011 CMA Music Festival tickets. Mandie Palcic posed for a picture with Taylor Swift in 2008 and submitted it to The Country Music Association in a contest that helps celebrate the 40th anniversary of CMA Music Festival. The photo was taken in Swift’s booth at the Fan […]

By |April 7th, 2011|Arts|1 Comment

Mint Hill artist to make presentation tonight about abstract painting

Mint Hill artist and CPCC instructor Larry Ferguson will present a program at Mint Hill Arts tonight 7 pm called, “Abstract Painting – Where do you start? When do you stop?” Larry has been a commercial film director, scriptwriter, television art director (national Emmy finalist), media consultant (UNCC) and educator. His artwork has been in […]

By |February 22nd, 2011|Around Town, Arts|34 Comments

Mint Hill’s Moody Brothers Receive Dove Award Nomination

The Moody Brothers, long time Mint Hill residents, were nominated for a Dove award for work they did on a song performed by George Hamilton IV. The song, I’m Using My Bible for a Roadmap, is a nominee for the 2011 GMA Dove Awards Bluegrass Song of the Year. Hamilton had some stellar backup […]

By |February 18th, 2011|Around Town, Arts|18 Comments

Mint Hill Arts is calling for photographers

Mint Hill Arts’ intake for its annual photography show is open to everyone and will take place this Friday, February 4, from 4-6 pm and Saturday, February 5, from 10 am to 12 pm in the gallery. Here’s the details:

ll members and non-members are invited to enter up to six (6) pieces. All photographs using conventional or ‘unconventional’ photography techniques, computer generated images and computer enhanced images will be accepted. There are no size restrictions. If it fits through the door, we will display it! […]

By |February 1st, 2011|Arts|0 Comments

Fiddlin’ Dwight Moody to perform live on radio this weekend

If you missed long-time Mint Hill area resident Dwight Moody at the Armed Forces Museum and Archive of the Carolinas show last weekend in Indian Trail, you have another opportunity to hear the master bluegrass fiddler showcase his talents. This weekend, The North Carolina Fiddler & Friends will be live, on WSVS-Am, 800 in Crewe , Virginia. Moody will play Saturday February 5, 2011 from 12 noon until 1 pm. He will be on the “Noonday Hoedown Show” with Mel Payne. You can go to and follow the link to listen to the show.

The Mint Hill Times interviewed Moody last year about his many decades-long career in music. After the break, read the interview in its entirety. […]

By |February 1st, 2011|Arts|1 Comment

Mint Hill’s Trip Rogers featured on BBC Ireland

In this week’s paper, we report on Trip Rogers and his duo Thistledown Tinkers who were recently profiled on a BBC Ireland program. Here’s the segment that featured him and Tom Eure.

Also, Thistledown Tinkers have a house show coming up January 21 at 7:30 p.m. The event is at the home of Nancy Howe in Charlotte […]

By |January 13th, 2011|Around Town, Arts|0 Comments