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s a parent, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to give my children things I didn’t have in my own childhood. I think that’s probably true for a lot of people I know. For me, one of the main voids I had growing up was exposure to the arts, so I’ve worked hard to integrate them into my family. I live in a home that is filled with music. My husband is an accomplished trumpet player, and both of my kids are involved in their school’s symphonic band. I sing, although I don’t talk about it much because I’ve never been classically trained, but it still provides me with a creative outlet that enables me to connect with other people who share similar interests. I think the beauty of the arts is that you can test the waters and spend time focusing on the different areas if you choose. My daughter was never interested in taking dance classes, but she took to music like a duck in water. I’ve lost count of how many instruments she’s learned how to play and performing and competing gives her a sense of pride and self-fulfillment. My

son discovered his voice and ability to make people laugh in school performances and has now moved on to learning a new instrument that requires a whole different skill set. Both of my kids began their musical journeys with piano lessons, and I firmly believe those first recitals were beneficial to getting them comfortable being in front of an audience. These are life skills that are all necessary as we grow into adults. In fact, the arts are so important in our household that we often gift each other with tickets to performances at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center or The Charlotte Symphony for holidays and special occasions. For me, there’s nothing more

powerful than watching a live performance. Even if you don’t follow down the creative path as an adult, it’s not hard to realize the benefits of being a patron of the arts. Whether it’s the musicianship of a performer, or the way an entire production team and cast of actors work together to pull off a toe-tapping musical number, or a stunning painting that makes you stop and think, the arts give us a way to escape the monotony of our everyday lives and also allow us to dream about what’s possible at the same time. On my bucket list? Taking my kids to New York City for a trip filled with a show for each member of the family (although my son will probably opt for a Knicks game instead!) It’s something I hope to accomplish before they head off to college. Until then, I’ll continue to enjoy the plethora of vibrant arts organizations that surround me in Lake Norman.

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Contents September vol. 13 No. 9

24 It’s About Time

David Boracks designs his day around digital planning

28 Thoughts from the Man Cave Classical music the Cornelius Youth Orchestras way

44 Navigators Tim and Tanya Chartier help audiences see math with new eyes

78 On the Circuit What’s happening SEPTEMBER 2019


at Lake Norman this month

80 Renee Wants to Know

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About the Cover: An artist’s rendering of lakeside beauty.

Channel Markers

Movers, shakers and more at the lake

17 Local efforts making a difference to pound out pediatric cancer

18 For the Long Run—LKN performing arts center celebrates 10th anniversary

19 Downtown Davidson Fall Arts Crawl offers family fun

20 Live Like a Native—Where to take fall photos at the lake

21 Bet You Didn’t Know—Sam Furr was a colorful character

32 The 2019 Fall Arts Preview

23 Cain Center for the Arts program reaches 8,000 students

Lake Spaces

How we live at the lake

57 Dwellings

From lighting to artwork, a lakeside Cornelius home beckons visitors

Dine + Wine

Eating, drinking, cooking and fun

70 Wine Time

30 T rends + Style Loving the Look of Lakeside Luxe

Exploring the wine offerings of the Appalachian High Country

72 On Tap

2nd Friday founder credits craft breweries for festival’s success

73 In the Kitchen with Jill Dahan Apple Crumble Truffles

74 Nibbles + Bites

Tasty Town USA pairs current cuisine with town’s history

48 G ame On

Mooresville’s Cooper Beecham earns the spotlight doing what he loves

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Allison Cowherd and son Parker are helping to raise awareness for pediatric cancer.

Navigating Change Local efforts making a difference to pound out pediatric cancer


The Cowherd family from L to R: Allison, Parker, Owen and Jonathan.

Dr. Gass is one of Parker Cowherd’s doctors. A Cornelius resident, and namesake of the foundation, Parker was diagnosed in 2015 with a rare glioneuronal tumor — it resides in his brain and down his spine. Funds for the Nurse Navigator position were raised by the Pounding For Parker Foundation primarily through two events, an annual Golf Tournament held in June at NorthStone Country Club, and a Gala, which this year will be held on Oct. 10, at Hello, Sailor. The theme for the Gala is ‘Lakeside Luxe.’ Allison Cowherd, Parker’s mother and chair of the foundation, says, “It’s a fun night out that you don’t have to drive to Charlotte for; it’s nice to be able to get dressed up, bid on

some phenomenal live and silent auction items and just enjoy a beautiful night at the lake for a good cause.” “The majority of the foundation’s Board are Lake Norman locals, who volunteer their time and all the proceeds go toward our mission,” says Allison. “We are determined to raise awareness of rare pediatric diseases. Parker is the inspiration for the foundation, but we are fighting to fund all rare pediatric cancer research and improve the quality of life of childhood cancer survivors.” “Parker is currently stable. But, there are several challenges due to his tumor and chemotherapy side effects. He isn’t cancer free. He still has a brain tumor. There is no cure yet, and there is always the potential that it will start to progress,” says

Allison. She adds that the Pounding for Parker Foundation is propelled by the local Lake community, and is so grateful for the support to help pound out pediatric cancer wherever it strikes. — By Bek Mitchell-Kid, Cowherd family photography courtesy of Stacey Lanier Photography

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hen it comes to one of the worst days in a parent’s life, Mandy Andersen is there. She is the first to hold the newly created position of Neurooncology Nurse Navigator at Levine Children’s Hospital Brain Tumor Survivorship Clinic, thanks to a $100,000 donation from the Pounding For Parker Foundation. “From day one when a patient is diagnosed with a brain tumor, we can now introduce Mandy to our families and she helps them navigate through the complex medical system, often simply starting with how to pronounce the type of cancer,” says Dr. David A. Gass, a physician of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Levine.



For the Long Run

The Most Intimate Warehouse LKN Performing Arts Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary



Marla Brown helped found the Warehouse Performing Arts Center in 2010. Actors performed in The Explorers Club in 2017.


lmost 10 years ago, in 2009, the professional lives of Marla Brown, Marshall Cesena, and Allie Cesena collided while running drama programs for youth and adults at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. When space became available in Cornelius, the team jumped on it and expanded their offerings to include more adult workshops and collaboration with Charlotte Writers Club North. “The idea,” says Brown, who now serves as the Warehouse’s managing artistic director, “was to be a kind of arts salon—a meeting place for people, particularly adults, to read works, share ideas, and take classes. “ Thus, began Warehouse

Performing Arts Center, which has since shifted its primary focus from arts education and grown into a destination for top notch, cutting-edge theatre performances. “The name came because we were basically the front office to warehouse bays,” says Brown. “The idea of an arts “Warehouse” also fit the vibe and brand we wanted to create—unpretentious, real, honest, arts, ideas, and entertainment.” Seating just 60 people, the Warehouse offers an intimate experience, where every audience member is close to the performers. The Warehouse staff carefully curates each season’s performances, assembling a varied compilation of dramas,

comedies, and musicals that range from classics to cutting edge, fresh-off-the-press plays. Although many of the performances that take center stage are of national prestige, the theatre itself is adamantly by and for the Lake Norman community, employing local artists, actors, and designers. As the Warehouse embraces its 10-year anniversary, it is launching a capital campaign with a goal of raising $25,000. Until now, the nonprofit theatre has relied entirely on ticket sales for funding. With plans for growth, including a new paid staff position, a wider selection of classes, and the addition of music and film series, the Warehouse will

invite community members to express their satisfaction and confidence in continued quality through donation. The way Brown sees it, a donation is an investment not just in performance, but also in togetherness: “Theatre provides communities the opportunity to excavate their shared humanity—the comedy and tragedy of being on the planet.” — By Eleanor Merrell, Photography courtesy of Warehouse Performing Arts Center.

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A Crawl for All Downtown Davidson festival offers a fun evening out for the whole family More than 40 local vendors will showcase their work at the festival.

5-9 p.m., providing the perfect backdrop for a date night, family night out, or a fun activity to do after sampling the cuisine at the area restaurants.

event coordinator. “We’ve always intended for this festival to be a unique art experience including visual and performance art. Having Dance Davidson join us is icing on the cake.” The festival will also incorporate a children’s/ family area full of interactive art experiences provided by Davidson arts businesses and nonprofits. Shops in the downtown area will stay open later to help celebrate the event. — Compiled by Renee Roberson, photography provided by Kristen Feighery

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t wouldn’t be fall without a good festival. On Saturday, Sept. 21, the Downtown Davidson Fall Arts Crawl will return to kick off autumn from

More than 40 local artists will showcase their work along the sidewalks on Main Street in Davidson in addition to setting up on the Village Green. Visitors to the art crawl can expect all mediums of art at the festival including fine art, textiles, jewelry, pottery, wood items and more. This year’s crawl once again features live entertainment as well. Billy Jones and the Pocket will be performing a variety of folk/Americana music on the Davidson Library stage, and Dance Davidson will present a variety of dance performances by local area students. “We are so excited to have Dance Davidson join us in the festival this year,” says Kristen Feighery, local folk artist and


Live Like a Native Where to Take Fall Photos at the Lake


sk any local Lake Norman resident, and you’ll find that fall is a great time for taking photos. With the air turning cool and crisp, the picturesque backdrop of the lake and the turning leaves, many area residents schedule photo sessions in preparation for holiday greeting cards and special occasions We asked a few of our CURRENTS staff photographers for their recommendations on the best places to take photos, and here is what they told us.



“Jetton Park—it’s great for family shoots or portraits. And also, Downtown Davidson because there are so many textured backdrops to choose from on such a small area.” — Jamie Cowles, Hunt and York, “Fisher Farm Park, Jetton Cove in Cornelius, the Davidson College campus, and my property in Troutman.” — Lisa Crates,

What to Wear If you’re planning photos for a group, choose a few colors as your palette and mix and match prints and patterns within that color scheme. Some good ones to try are: • Denim and tan • Gold and navy • Crimson and navy • Burgundy, grey and black • Beige and ivory • Maroon, navy, beige • Plum, mustard, army green • Dark green and ivory • Burnt orange, mustard and aqua



Bet You Didn’t Know

The Man Behind the Road Sam Furr Was a Colorful Character


The book offers up highlights from the man’s life, courtesy of interviews with Furr’s daughter, Mary Gordon Kelly. In the essay, Brotherton describes highlights from Furr’s life. He was a World War I veteran, married to wife Mary, an educator, and both were members of Bethel Presbyterian Church. He operated a dairy farm on a portion of what is now Sam Furr Road and sold produce and dairy to faculty members of Davidson College and Davidson residents. When Lake Norman was built, water covered most of his farm.

In one infamous story, nearby farmer Babe Stillwell’s cows got out of their pasture and ate a large amount of corn on Furr’s farm. Furr jovially replied that he would be happy to be repaid in watermelons from Stillwell’s patch. Furr was primary in establishing the Cornelius Electric Membership Corporation, he regularly performed services for two different sheriffs, and eventually, he was rewarded for his service to the community and his political

influence by having one of the most well-traveled roads in the area named for him. — Compiled by Renee Roberson


e was a dairy farmer. He enjoyed square dancing. He hunted for foxes in Davidson on Narrow Passage Hill. When local residents talked about him, they said, “There was only one person like him.” His full name was Samuel Monroe Furr and he lived from 1894-1971. The essay “How Sam Furr Road Got Its Name” is featured in the book Lake Norman Piedmont History, a book of 32 historical essays featuring Lake Norman, Iredell, Catawba, Lincoln and Mecklenburg counties and written by Marvin K. Brotherton (Ken).


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With autumn rolling in, you may be thinking about updating your home décor to reflect the season. One of the quickest ways to give your home a quick and modern update is by getting creative with lanterns, such as the wooden ones we found at Dutchman’s Casual Living Stores in Cornelius. These lanterns are versatile and you can use them year-round. Arrange them stand alone or as part of a vignette with varying sizes of lanterns. Fill them with simple candles, faux seasonal greenery and succulents or even a small string of Christmas lights. — Renee Roberson, Photography by Renee Roberson


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Turning Outreach into an Art Cain Center for the Arts program reaches 8,000 local students

A conceptual rendering of the Cain Center for the Arts in Cornelius.



Members of the Charlotte Ballet performed for members of Lake Norman Charter Middle School earlier this year.


n a world brimming with digital distractions, do our children stand a chance of appreciating the arts? Justin Dionne says they do, and he can tell you the exact moment that confirmed it for him. “A Charlotte Symphony string quartet was performing for an auditorium full of children in Mooresville,” says Dionne, executive director of Cain Center for the Arts. “I was wondering how this would work. Classical music could be a tough sell for today’s kids. But as soon as the music started, I saw a couple

hundred children who were mesmerized.” That’s the magic of the arts, and it’s what the Cain Center brought to more than 8,000 local students through a 2019 outreach program. Schools in north Mecklenburg, south Iredell, east Lincoln and west Cabarrus counties were visited by esteemed arts organizations including Charlotte Ballet and Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. Cain Center is seeking sponsors for a second round of outreach next spring. Access to the arts can change

lives whether you grow up to be an opera singer or an accountant, says Dionne. “It teaches leadership, team work and communication. No matter what field you enter, exposure to the arts will make you better at whatever you do.” Fortunately for the Lake Norman region, Cain Center for the Arts plans to bring the magic of the arts to people of all ages. With a foundational gift of $5 million from Bill and Ericka Cain, a $2 million leadership gift from Kathryn Keele, and additional founding donations,

the nonprofit is more than $15 million through a $25 million fundraising campaign for a downtown Cornelius space dedicated to performances, exhibitions, education and more. “We want Cain Center for the Arts to represent the artistic visions and identities of the communities that make up this region,” says Dionne. — By Grace Kennedy, photography provided by Cain Center for the Arts

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David Boraks designs his day around digital planning Boracks in the studio at WFAE in Charlotte.




hey are called driveway moments: that moment when we pull up to our destination but cannot bear to turn off the car until we’ve heard the rest of the story we’ve been listening to on public radio. As a reporter and host for WFAE, Charlotte’s National Public Radio station, David Boraks regularly creates those moments, not by chance or luck, but with a careful tracking of the details and evolution of each idea as it moves from a possible story to tell to completion. “I have a planner for the stories I am working on and or want to work on in Google documents. I update it every Monday morning. When I have been my most discombobulated is when I am just floating along and not thinking about what is coming,” says Boraks, 60, of Davidson. “Taking the time to see what

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and sources he needs before writing, editing, and producing it so it can be shared on the station and its website. When he’s hosting the local news segments aired at twelve past the hour each day, he closely follows the events of the day as they evolve. “I am looking for local stories that will be of interest to people in our major listening area. On those days, I spend more time looking carefully at all the news organizations’ websites, looking at the wire service, and looking at news releases. Between each segment, I am looking to see what is going on and writing the newscast,” he says. Away from work, Boraks’ routines keep him grounded and refreshed. He starts his day with a morning workout and uses his commute to the University City-based station to listen to a podcast or catch up on the news. While he often eats lunch at his desk,

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after thirteen years. Asking Boruff about his background as a musician, I learned he began on the piano at the early age of five in a San Francisco Bay Area home full of music. His mother is a professional pianist and his father a vocalist, so it seemed natural for him to follow their lead. He transitioned to violin five years later and “hit the ground running.” And as he trained alongside three of the area’s internationally-respected violinists, he became firmly entrenched in the Bay Area’s vibrant music scene. When Boruff relocated to Charlotte, he was amazed by the differences not only in the size of the scene but in its energy, too. “The Charlotte scene was much, much smaller,” he says. “It was still developing and there really were far less orchestras and opportunities not only for kids but all musicians in general.” “But,” he says, “while some saw limits, I saw opportunities.” So he opened a violin shop and found the Cornelius Youth Orchestras, then setting off on a mission to make the area’s music scene what he knew from experience it could be. Working with kids came naturally. He knew how amazing music could be for a child’s growth and maturation. Boruff explained to me how learning music almost uniquely engages both sides of the brain. It teaches patience, persistence and poise. And the lessons of music apply to and support other areas like behavior and reading comprehension. It helps a student learn to express

emotional creativity. Boruff ’s vision for the 60plus members (and growing) Cornelius Youth Orchestras is enviable. While still continuing as an organization that accepts and trains young musicians with as little as six months to a year of experience, he also hopes to move the group towards more of a classic area while still keeping it wellrounded and diverse. He hopes to add an upper orchestra that tackles more difficult pieces, as well as smaller ensembles like Prelude Strings, a beginner ensemble perfect for those just learning to play their instruments and play alongside other musicians in a larger orchestra. He ultimately says it’s about giving the kids an opportunity. “Kids need an outlet and music can provide a special one no matter where or when,” he says, continuing, “In our community, an organization like ours can serve as an example of growth and sustainability. Other communities can and should model after what we have done for the last thirteen years.” As our conversation

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hile enjoying a classical music performance this past summer, I came to the sudden, eye-opening realization that I, as a ticket buying and attentive audience member, know very little about classical music and the stage. I have very little understanding about what goes on before the curtain rises and the music begins. I have no idea what it takes for an orchestra to prepare for a concert and, while I know the musicians practice both alone and together, I have no idea how they all come together on the stage to pull together a cohesive performance. And once the music begins, I’ll admit I know even less. While I appreciate hearing the music, I don’t understand the complexities of the various compositions and pieces. I struggle to understand how the different instrument sections work together. When it comes to processing nuances, most of it goes over my head. And please don’t ask me to explain solos and who stands up when or else you’ll likely get a snarky whack-a-mole analogy that reaffirms my classical music ignorance. Wanting to learn more about what happens behind the scene, get the inside story on a pretty special community orchestra, and try to get personal help learning to speak classical music 101, I reached out Eric Boruff, the new music director of the Cornelius Youth Orchestras. After serving as strings coach for two years, Eric moved into the director’s role earlier this year when founder, William Haraden, stepped away

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concluded, I realized I had learned very little about the long list of personal questions I had hoped to ask, and I was fine with that. There’s no rush for me to decipher the mystery that is classical music as long as I continue to enjoy what I hear. What I did learn reaffirmed my belief that music is a necessary part of a vibrant and growing community, and we are fortunate and lucky to have an organization like the Cornelius Youth Orchestras, now being led by a professional like Eric Boruff.

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•••••••••••••••• 2019 Our Town Stage Series

All concerts take place on the Mooresville Town Hall Lawn (413 N. Main Street) at 6:30 p.m., Band of Oz (Sept. 7) The Band of Oz is one of the most successful groups in the Southeast, and continues to get the very best reviews from the top people in the entertainment business. The band now features a full horn section to total a dynamic eight-member group. Kids in America (Oct. 4) Kids in America is a total 80s tribute band from Charlotte that focuses on the biggest hits and artists of this iconic era. Not only do they bring the full sound, they also bring a full 80s dress and vibe to the stage.

Alexander Community Concert Series

All concerts take place at The Episcopal Church of St. Peter By-the-Lake in Denver (8433 Fairfield Forest Road). A reception to meet the artists will take place prior to each concert. Adults, $15; seniors and students, $10; children 12 and under free. 704.489.6249, www. Stone’s Throw ConcertCeltic Music (Sept. 15) Henry Lebedinsky, Pianist, with Reginald Mobley, Countertenor (Nov. 23)

Davidson’s Concerts on the Green

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Chicago Rewired, a Chicago Tribute Band (Sept. 1) The band comprises a unique blend of talented and seasoned musicians joining forces with the common goal of accurately replicating the timeless music of Chicago®— the soundtrack to great memories for so many people. Davidson College Symphony & Jazz Ensemble (Sept. 15) The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra is an ensemble of approximately 50 student musicians, all of whom have diverse backgrounds and varying career interests but have a keen passion for music. With only about four percent of the orchestra being composed of music majors, the orchestra is an excellent place for students to rehearse and perform in a collaborative atmosphere while honing their technical skills and broadening

their musical knowledge and experience.

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The Davidson College Music Department brings a variety of concerts to the area each year, Scholars Concert (Sept. 12) This annual concert highlights the winners of the Plott and Milner Music Scholarships. 7:30 p.m. Free. Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center. Mozart & Brahams Clarinet Quintets: Concert Series Presented by 89.9 WDAV (Sept. 15) Presented by 89.9 WDAV, the Davidson College Concert Series season opens with the Mozart and Brahms clarinet quintets, considered two of the most admired and iconic chamber music pieces in the repertoire. Featuring

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra clarinetist Sam Sparrow, this program will also include CSO colleagues Joseph Meyer, Jenny Topilow, Sarah Markle, and Kirsten Swanson. Immediately following the performance, there will be a reception in Room 200 for a reception in honor of the musicians sponsored by Ruth and Richard Ault. 3 p.m. Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required. For tickets, contact the Union Box Office at 704.894.2135.

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 (Sept. 24) The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra embarks on its first journey into a Tchaikovsky symphony with the mysterious and passionate Symphony No. 5. As is characteristic of Tchaikosvky’s signature style, this work reveals deep human expression

Serena Hill-LaRoche, Soprano (Oct. 10) Earning praise for her “power, virtuosity… and elegance” with “a thrilling instrument at the top of its range,” guest artist and University of South Carolina faculty Serena Hill LaRoche will present an evening of voice and piano works inspired by color, texture, and shape. She will be joined by East Carolina University faculty Catherine Garner on this unique program featuring works by Messiaen, Mozart, Warshauer, and others. 7:30 p.m. Free. Tyler-Hallman Hall, Sloan Music Center. Jon Hill and Jon Singleton, An Old-Time Power Duo (Oct. 20) An afternoon of lively old-time, bluegrass, and Irish tunes with award-winning fiddler Jon Singleton and versatile guitarist and mandolinist Jon Hill. Enjoy foot stomping fiddle, banjo, guitar, and mandolin for an anticipated packed TylerTallman Hall. 3 p.m. Free, but tickets are required. For tickets, contact Union Box Office at 704.894.2135. Tyler-Hallman Hall, Sloan Music Center. Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas (Oct. 24)

Davidson College and Chorale and Davidson Singers (Oct. 25) The Davidson College Chorale and Davidson Singers offer the first choral concert of the season. This special performance for friends and family highlights some of the vibrant and challenging repertoire the ensembles are performing this year. 5 p.m. Free. Davidson College Presbyterian Church Sanctuary. Davidson College Symphony Orchestra (Oct. 25) Have an up-close and personal concert experience with the DCSO as they share highlights from the season in an intimate setting. 7 p.m. Free. C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, Alvarez College Union. Davidson College Jazz Ensemble (Oct. 25) Join the Davidson College Jazz Ensemble as they perform their fall concert featuring guest artists and several student soloists. 9 p.m. Free. TylerHallman Hall, Sloan Music Center. Davidson College Piano Studio Fall Recital (Oct. 26) Students from the studios

of Cynthia Lawing and Will Fried look to enthrall the audience in Tyler-Tallman Hall for a program of solo and collaborative works. 7:30 p.m. Free. Tyler-Hallman Hall, Sloan Music Center. Davidson College Chorale Fall Concert (Nov. 8) Featuring music by Albright, Arnesen, Bach, Ešenvalds, Houkum, Zeiler, and more. The Chorale will be joined by new Artist-Associate in Accompanying, Tomasz Robak. 6:30 p.m. Free. Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center. Davidson Holiday Gala (Dec. 2 and 3) Performed for consistently sold-out houses, the annual Holiday Gala is a sure way for family and friends to usher in the spirit of the season. Join the Davidson College Music Department—choirs, orchestra, jazz band, soloists—with special community guest, Dance Davidson. 7:30 p.m. Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center. For tickets, call the Union Box Office at 704.894.2135. Messiah Singalong (Dec. 9) Join with the Davidson College Choirs and community members from Statesville to Charlotte to sing choruses and hear student soloists sing Handel’s Messiah accompanied by members of the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra and organ. Whether you wish to sing, or simply listen, you’ll love being a part of the performance of this timeless classic. 7 p.m. Davidson College Presbyterian Church. For tickets, call Union Box Office at 704.894.2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.


Teresa Walters, Piano (Sept. 22) Described as “The International First Lady of Piano” by The New York Times, Teresa Walters has performed as recitalist and orchestral soloist on six continents and in most of the fifty United States. Known for her commitment to music as the ultimate universal language and for her vision of music as ministry, Walters will bring a grand scale performance to the intimate Tyler-Tallman Hall. 3 p.m. Free. Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center.

Cynthia Lawing and Gloria Cook, Piano (Sept. 29) Beloved duo pianists Gloria Cook and Cynthia Lawing will be performing a program of music for two pianos including works by Rachmaninov, Arutiunian, Busoni, and Lecuona. 3 p.m. Free. TylerHallman Hall, Sloan Music Center.

Internationally renowned Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser, and his long-time ensemble partner, Natalie Hass, cello, will perform together at TylerTallman Hall as part of their fall tour. Possibly the world’s leading Celtic duo, they will give a concert of traditional and original tunes. There will be a pre-concert talk sponsored by DavidsonLearns in TylerTallman Hall from 6:30-7:00 p.m. with light refreshments available after the talk. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704.894.2135. Tyler-Hallman Hall, Sloan Music Center.


Concerto Competition (Sept. 21) Davidson College students participate in the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra’s annual competition to win a performance opportunity at its Feb. 13, 2020 concert. 10 a.m. Free. Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center.

ranging from darkness to determination and tenderness to triumph. 7:30 p.m. For tickets, contact the Union Box Office at 704.894.2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Arts+Culture Music at St. Alban’s

All concerts take place at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson at 3 p.m., except for the Nov. 24 event. General admission is $20, $15/seniors, $10/students, children 12 and under free. Tickets are available at the door for purchase at www.


The Four Horsemen (Sept. 22) The quartet of trombones [soprano, alto, tenor and bass] led by Tom Burge and comprised of Charlotte Symphony Orchestra members will perform classical music spanning the 17th-21st centuries. Arrive early to attend the DavidsonLearns sponsored talk/demo with the trombone ensemble 2-2:45 p.m. There is no extra charge for this talk. The concert will be followed by a “meet the artist” reception.

Bach Akademie of Charlotte (Oct. 20) Let by Scott Allen Jarrett, this program features Schutz’s ground-breaking Musikalische Exequien, the first “German Requiem composed in 1636. The program also features Bach’s double-choir motet, Komm, Jesu, Komm and other motets from the Bach family. Henry Lebedinsky and Reginald Mobley (Nov. 24) A unique program of piano and voice featuring the music of black composers. This concert will be held at Gethsemane Baptist Church, 565 Jetton St, in Davidson.

Organ at Davidson

All concerts take place at Davidson Presbyterian College Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Main Street, Davidson and are followed by a meet-the-artists reception hosted by Friends of the Organ. Free, but donations

accepted. Andrew Scanlon (Sept. 16) Andrew Scanlon is a professor of Sacred Music and Organ Performance at East Carolina University. N.C. Baroque Orchestra Chamber Players (Oct. 14) This event features David Wilson and Martie Perry on violin, Barbara Krumdiek on cello and Barbara Weiss on chamber organ. Clara Gerdes (Nov. 11) Clara Gerdes is a graduate student at the Yale School of Music.

Performing Arts Live of Iredell

Performing Arts Live of Iredell holds concerts at the Mac Gray Auditorium at 474 N. Center Street in Statesville at 7:30 p.m., tickets are $29, students are $15.

Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats (Sept. 28) Lee Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning and rocking his giant upright bass in the legendary music group The Stray Cats. Over the years he’s studied everthing he could about the Rockabilly genre and played or recorded with the musical architects and pioneers, including Carl Perkins, Scotty Moore, Wanda Jackson, Levon Helm, as well as George Harrison, Ringo Starr and others. The RETURN Beatles Show (Oct. 12) The captivating, fun, exciting spirit that came to be known as “Beatlemania” is alive again in the Return-the world’s most authentic and entertaining Beatles tribute band. These four lads have carefully and skillfully recreated the


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Beatles experience by not only performing all the great songs of the original four, but also by sporting the same suits, boots, mop-tops, musical instruments, and gear. We Were Funky Live “70s and 80s” (Nov. 16) Featuring the choreography of Heather Hayes, daughter of the late legendary soul singer Isaac Hayes, and the music of some of the greatest artists that ever lived, “We Were Funky Live!” gives you the fashion, the fire, and the phenomenal music that has been the soundtrack of our lives.

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Christmas Holiday Special with Melinda Doolittle (Dec. 14) Doolittle graduated with a Bachelors in Music from Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. She became a highly sought-after background vocalist



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Special Events at Davidson College

The C. Shaw and Nancy K. Smith Artist Series This series offers a variety of entertainment for the community. All performances take place in Davidson College’s Duke Family Performance Hall of the Knobloch Campus Center at 7:30 p.m., Tickets may be purchased at the Union Ticket Box Office. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] (Sept. 13) The Reduced Shakespeare Company is a three-man comedy troupe that takes long, serious subjects and reduces them to short, sharp comedies. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] is an irreverent and fast-paced romp of all the Bard’s 37 plays in 97 minutes. This was London’s longest running comedy, having spent nine years in London’s West End. Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild and memorable ride. Nobuntu (Oct. 5) Nobuntu, the female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro Jazz to Gospel. The ensemble’s concerts are performed with pure voices, augmented by

minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments, and authentic dance movements. The word Nobuntu is an African concept that values humbleness, love, unity and family from a woman’s perspective. The ensemble represents a new generation of young African women singers who celebrate and preserve their culture, beauty and heritage through art. The ensemble’s mission is the belief that music can be an important vehicle for change, one that transcends racial, tribal, religious, gender and economic boundaries.


•••••••••••••••• Davidson College Van Every/Smith Galleries Davidson College Van Every/ Smith Galleries are located at the Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center, 315 N. Main Street, Davidson, www.

The Speed of Thinking (Through Sept. 24) The gallery presents digital works, including games, prints and animations by art team Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy. The exhibition will be organized into three rooms about global trade. Opening reception: Sept. 4 from 7-8:30 p.m. The days of yesterday are all numbered in sum (Through Oct. 6) Harold Mendez uses diverse materials—archival photographs, found objects, and organic matter, such as flower petals and pigment—to communicate complex and politicized concepts around history, memory, the body, and geography. A first-generation American of Mexican and

Colombian descent, Mendez roots his practice in researchbased travel to sites across Latin America. Often visiting governmental and public archives, the artist sources images and collects found objects that encapsulate the life and significance of a place. Opening reception: Sept. 4 at 7:15 p.m.

different parts of Asia —Yong Soon Min, Jagath Weerasinghe, and Tintin Wulia—all exploring identity in relationship to borders, whether geographic/ geopolitical, religious, or gender. Opening reception: Oct. 29 from 7-8:30 p.m.

Oh Inhwan: My Names (Oct. 16-Dec. 11) In conjunction with the Baik Residency, the Smith Gallery will feature a video installation by South Korean artist Oh Inhwan. The Names Project began at a residency in Japan, and positions identity as something in flux/open to translation.

Four Corners Framing Gallery is located in historic downtown Mooresville. 148 N. Main Street, Mooresville, Vamos al Ecuador! (Oct. 18) This exhibit features all things Ecuador with the Crespo family. Visitors can enjoy food, drinks, art, textiles, a photo show and more. 6:30-8 p.m.

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The Amazing Abstract Exhibit and Featured Artists Exhibits with Sandy Thibeault, Sandy Eaton and Barbara O’Reilly ((Through Sept. 26) Opening reception: Sept. 13 from 6-8 p.m. The 37th Annual Juried Artoberfest Juried Show and Competition (Oct. 1-Nov. 14) Opening reception: Oct. 11 from 6-8 p.m. The Give the Gift of Holiday Art Sale and Featured Artist Exhibits with Natalia Leigh, Marcia Makl, and PK Donson (Nov. 19-Jan. 2020). Opening reception: TBA.


•••••••••••••••• Davidson College Theatre Department The Davidson College Theatre Department performs productions on the campus throughout the year, www.

MacBeth (Oct. 25-Nov. 3) Macbeth delves deeply into the psyche of its title character as he wrestles with his purpose and sense of political destiny. This chilling story of the consequences of vicious ambition features some of Shakespeare’s most compelling and intense characters. Duke Family Performance Hall. Fri. and Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. General public, $14; seniors/ faculty staff, $11; students, $6. Back the Night (Nov. 14-17). “Walk in well-lit


Considering the Border (Nov.1-Dec. 11) The Baik Residency will bring three artists together from

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Arts+Culture places.” Always walk with a friend.” Familiar words for women on college campuses. When Cassie is assaulted walking home one night, her best friend Em has some questions and makes some tough discoveries. Sometimes, good people do bad things and sometimes, we need to be honest with ourselves about difficult experiences. The Barber Theater. Fri., and Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. General public, $11; seniors/faculty/ staff, $9; students, $6.

Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. Desperate to regain a mysterious doll stuffed with illegal drugs, con man Harry Roat, Jr., with the help of two criminal sidekicks and clever disguises, spin a tale to fool the unsuspecting Susy. When the doll cannot be found, the situation spins out of control as all wait until dark to play out the classic chilling conclusion. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Adults, $20; seniors, $18; students, $12.

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Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol (Dec. 5-22) “Marley was dead, to begin with…” — and what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean, sour, pruney old business partner after that? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He’s even given his own private tormentor: a

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Pianist Teresa Walters will perform at Davidson College on Sept. 22.

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Bright Star (Sept. 6-22) Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in the 1940s, Bright Star follows the journeys of Asheville literary editor Alice Murphy as she sets out to understand her past. Featuring a score by Steve Martin and Edit Brickell, Bright Star is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful. Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 p.m.; Sun. at 3 p.m. Adults, $18; seniors, $16; students, $14; children, $8. Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost (Sept. 27-28 and Oct. 4-5) King Ferdinand decides to have a three-year period of study and contemplation at his court. To avoid distraction, he imposes a ban on women. They will not


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be allowed within a mile of the court, even though he has already scheduled a meeting on that very day with the Princess of France. The Princess, refused entry to the court, is insulted by the ban, and in protest, she and her entourage camp in tents in front of the court. Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 p.m. These free performances will take place at Southside Park in Newton. The Mystery of Irma Vep (Oct. 11-20) This spoof of Gothic melodramas can be described as Greater Tuna meets Downton Abbey meets the Werewolf. Two actors engage in a quick-change marathon to play all the show’s characters including a sympathetic werewolf, a vampire, and an Egyptian princess. Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 p.m.; Sun. at 3 p.m. Adults, $18; seniors, $16; students, $14; children, $8.


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Disney’s Aladdin Jr. (Nov. 1-10) The story you know and love

has been given the royal treatment. Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 1 and 4 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m. General admission $12.

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Carolina Spook Tales (Oct. 26) Spooky Tales from across the Carolinas come to life on stage as a group of friends recount several haunting stories around a campfire. Discover some of the state’s best legends and revisit some of your favorites, including “A Love Stronger Than The Sea,” “The Light At Maco Station,” and “The Pirate Ghost of Folly Island.” 3 p.m. Adults, $10; seniors, $10; students, $10; children, $6.


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February 7, 8, 9m, 14, 15, 16m, 2020

explore the world up above in this colorful and energetic stage adaptation of one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories. This show contains all the characters and songs you love from the Disney animated version including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.” Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 p.m.; Sun. at 3 p.m. Adults, $10; seniors, $10; students, $10; children, $6.

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Footloose the Musical (A Special Joint Production with Community School of Davidson) When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school.

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What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score, Footloose the Musical celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm

heart and an open mind. Performances at Community School of Davidson Art Space (Nov. 13-16). This performance takes place at 404 Armour Street, Davidson. Wed., Thurs., 7 p.m. Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Ticket prices TBD.


Almost, Maine (Oct. 3-6) Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream. Thurs. and Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 3 and 7 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. Ticket prices TBD. Disney’s Frozen Jr.

(Oct. 23-26) A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Disney’s Frozen Jr. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Disney’s Frozen Jr. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart. Wed., Thurs., Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m and 3 p.m. Ticket prices TBD.

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Shows You Would Never See at the Warehouse: A Variety Show Fundraiser Event (Sept. 5-7) Through sketch and song, a group of actors will celebrate the decade of creative work WPAC has provided the Charlotte and LKN area, and take a look at the decade to come. Sketches include: Undefying Gravity, Browngarry Brown Ross, Avenue WPAC,

Steel Crimes of Magnolia’s Heart, and much, much more! All proceeds go to benefit the Warehouse’s 10-Year Capital Campaign. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m. Adults, $25; Students/Seniors, $20. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NYC (Sept. 20-29) A foul-mouthed twentysomething comedian and a middle-aged man are brought together unexpectedly when their cancer-stricken mothers become roommates in the hospital. Together, this unlikely duo must negotiate some of life’s biggest challenges…while making some of the world’s most inappropriate jokes. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. Adults, $20; Students/ Seniors, $15.











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ake Norman residents Tim and Tanya Chartier are both well known as professional educators. Tim is a math and computer science professor at Davidson College, and his wife Tanya is a reading specialist and educational therapist at the Davidson Learning Center. What you may not know is that in addition to their day jobs, they are both professionally trained mimes, having studied with the internationally renowned mime Marcel Marceau. “I was an artist long before I identified as a mathematician,” says Tim. Math was his backup plan to a performing career, and although he excelled in math, he says he “kept waiting for the moment when I would run into problems.” That moment didn’t come. But it wasn’t until




he reached very high levels of math that he realized, “Wow. Math is actually very creative!” This is when he began to find the joy in it. Their most popular mime show is known as Mimematics. It came about when they were living on the West Coast back in 2002, performing a show called Mime-ation. A librarian in Boulder, Colorado, asked if they would adapt their performance to incorporate math content. The idea came as a surprise to Tim, but when he presented the idea to Tanya, she reacted differently. “She had already seen mathematical components in some of the pieces,” says Tim. They worked collaboratively to fulfill the request, and a few months later the earliest version of Mimematics made its debut. In 2003 they moved to Davidson, where they

continued performing Mimematics as a form of community outreach. They frequently see parents coming to the show primarily for their children, but after the performance they are often gratified to hear that the parents enjoyed it too. Another comment they hear is that joining mime and mathematics seems somewhat unnatural. But the Chartiers say, “It’s not unnatural, it’s just unexpected—and it’s the unexpected that makes it memorable.” As educators, they find it unfortunate that “being bad at math is very culturally acceptable.” But because their creations use humor to draw people in, the audiences become almost unaware that they’re learning mathematics. The goal of the show, however, is not to improve kids’ scores on standardized tests. Rather,

it’s to create a fondness and affinity towards math so that after the show the conversation can continue. “Motivation is worth a lot in anything that people learn,” says Tim. “The whole point,” says Tanya, “is to bring math to people in a fresh way.” Both of them share the philosophy that problems can be approached from many different directions. “Through showing that you can connect mathematics to mime, you’re also showing that a mime can be a mathematician,” says Tim. “It opens the door to people. An athlete can be a mathematician. There isn’t this bifurcation.” With successful careers, two children, and the complexity of life, the Chartiers don’t perform as often as they’d like. Yet without doing any marketing, they receive an overflow of invitations

from major universities and elementary schools to settings abroad. They’ve performed in Panama, Korea, Japan, and the Netherlands. “We find great satisfaction in helping people see mathematics through new eyes,” says Tanya. In August, they traveled to New York City, where they performed at both the Mathematical Association of America (a national conference) and The Museum of Mathematics (a national mathematics museum). One of their performances fell on their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Locally, they’ll be performing this coming fall at The Pines at Davidson, a retirement community. Until you are fortunate enough to have a place in the audience, you can find videos of some of their performances on Vimeo and YouTube.


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Mooresville student Cooper Beecham has found a way to combine his love of math and theatre.

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Eleven-year-old Cooper, heading into sixth grade at Mount Mourne School in Mooresville, placed first in the intermediate division of the State Math Fair, held by the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics on May 3 at the NC School of Science and Mathematics. On the day of the competition Cooper’s mother Jamie, a preschool teacher and educational consultant, had

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What he learned from his technical theater crash course turned into a first-place winner at the math fair. But Cooper and his family learned a lot more than beam spread equations from the experience. “I learned that if you work hard and put everything into it, it can be something in the end,” says Cooper. Michael Beecham, Cooper’s father and a history teacher at Crossroads Arts and Science Early College in Statesville, says, “We always tell kids that what they learn in school is all around us. It reinforces what we tell the kids as teachers when you see your own son finding math in what he loves the most.” Theatre and academic competitions have taught Jamie how to be a “great chauffeur,” cheer loudly and trust her kids to figure things out on their own. “When I let them do their own thing, they shine brighter.”

Beecham on stage with Davidson Community Players, visiting with Blumenthal Performing Arts Center Technical Director Bill Walter, and showing off his most recent math award in May.


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pending many of my formative years in my grandfather’s pub in that jolly old country across the pond has left its mark—I like to hang around taverns as often as I can. If there’s some good music to sip along with, all the better. I’ll get back to music and sipping later, first let’s talk about the new American Viticultural Area. It adds a whole new dimension to North Carolina wine. The Appalachian High Country AVA is an eightcounty, tri-state region. Don’t go visiting there and expect to find wines similar to those from California or other parts of the world. The sole reason the region has been awarded AVA status is because it has a unique set of soils, climate and microclimates. The Appalachian High Country is a legitimate grape-growing region, one that is capable of producing great Blue Ridge Mountain wine. Vineyards are situated between 2,290 and 4,630-feet with a majority at or above 3,000 feet. The thing that hits you right away is that vineyards are planted on mountain slopes. This enables vines to get the most out of high altitude sunshine. You may run into some little-known grapes. Most of the well-known guys couldn’t make it here. And that’s part of the fun. It’s a great place to do some wine exploring. Expect to see grapes like Riesling, Marechal Foch and Frontenac. These grapes ripen early, are cold-hardy and resistant to fungal diseases. Also, expect to start seeing winemakers take advantage of the cooler weather by producing ice wines from grapes that are naturally

Clay Lunsford performs Appalachian mountain music at Linville Falls Winery.

frozen on the vine. Enough of the nerdy stuff, let’s get back to music and sipping. Over the years my wife, Mary Ellen, and I have spent tavern time listening to a group featuring Clay Lunsford and Matthew Weaver. The group plays bluegrass and old-time, Appalachian mountain music. The entire group is talented but Lunsford and Weaver stand

out. Their resumés include the Grand Ole Opry and a concert with the Salisbury Symphony. Imagine a version of “Rocky Top” with a full orchestra and choir. Pretty neat. One evening, Lunsford mentioned that he and Weaver would be playing at the Linville Falls Winery, part of the Appalachian High Country AVA. He invited us to join them and meet with owner/ winemaker Jack Wiseman. We immediately agreed. It was a great chance to get acquainted with this emerging AVA and to get into to some genuine North Carolina music and sipping. Going to Linville Falls, we definitely got to feel that we were on our way up to the mountains. It was a rainy day and we actually drove through a cloud layer to get there. Anytime I talk to a winemaker and share his or her wines it’s a

pleasure and Jack Wiseman has great stories to tell. Lunsford and Wiseman are old buddies from way back and it was wonderful listening to them go over old times. Maybe it was because we were breathing in mountain air but it seemed like Lunsford and Weaver had taken the mountain part of their music up a notch or two. This was one of those unique and perfect afternoons; exceptional music and a chance to do a little wine exploration. I often reflect on how great it is to enjoy all the lake region has to offer and revel in the fact that the mountains and the beaches are just a short drive away. We’re lucky to live here. Linville Falls Winery 9557 Linville Falls Hwy. Linville Falls, NC 28647

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Attendees of the 2nd Friday Street Festival check out the beer selection.



hile the 2nd Friday Street Festival Series is wrapping up its sixth season, it’s not quite finished; Case Warnemunde and his Bella Love crew will invade downtown Cornelius twice more this year – on Sept. 13 and Oct. 11 – before focusing on their quarterly Tawba Walk events, the first of which takes place Sept. 28. Reflection and planning will come later. But thanks to the willing participation of our area’s everexpanding craft beer community, Warnemunde knows things are just getting started.

An all-natural fit Seven years ago, Warnemunde knew he was on to something. Back then, the then-twentysomething and his team had just built their Tawba Walk Arts Festival into a hotly-anticipated event that was regularly drawing hundreds of attendees

and vendors. The organizing group, Bella Love, was basking in the event’s success, and rightly so; Warnemunde’s broad-scope, hyper-local event-planning initiative had seemingly materialized a vibrant arts scene from the ether hanging over sleepy downtown Cornelius. Just by getting people together. He had proof that – with the right nudge – old-school, small-town community still had value, even in a world where social networks tend to live online. Soon after, the 2nd Friday Street Festival Series was born. It was a way to let the Tawba Walk continue to carve out its own niche while creating “another event that’s just focused on that monthly community celebration,” says Warnemunde. Since then, the area’s residents, visitors, businesses and entertainers have converged monthly on that eponymous evening, from May through October – just like

Olde Mecklenburg Brewery was one of the breweries present at the most recent festival.

he’d hoped they would. Warnemunde says a key to the event’s success has been providing the “infrastructure” necessary to bring people out of their homes, away from their gadgets and around others. That, he says, is where the beer has come in; including local brewers has allowed organizers to broaden the festival’s appeal past it’s Tawba Walk roots without compromising on the vision of connecting local businesses with their surrounding residents. “The craft brew industry has truly been one of the largest players in this whole idea of connecting communities back to their true community relationships,” says Warnemunde. “It’s really given a sense of identity to

this area that’s been a cultural awakening.” With more breweries opening or moving to the area, Warnemunde sees his community event continuing to expand, just like our local breweries and the community they serve. So far for September, Eleven Lakes Brewing, The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery and Red Clay Ciderworks have committed to participating at the festival. “There’s a huge economic boost these breweries are providing and experiencing,” says Warnemunde. “For them to do their homework (and open in our community) shows they think there’s a huge market here.” He may just be on to something.

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In the Kitchen with Jill Dahan Photography courtesy of Jill Dahan

Ingredients 1/2 cup oats 1/2 cup almonds (cashews, peanuts, or sunflower seeds can be used instead), plus an extra 1/4 cup crushed for the outsides of truffles

Jill Dahan

2 tablespoons almond butter (or matching nut or seed butter)


4 pitted dates (about 1/4 cup) 1 and a 1/2 organic apples, deseeded (love Honeycrisp) or 1 oz dried and 1/2 a fresh apple 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, plus a little extra for dusting

Instructions Apple Crumble Truffles

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It may be the end of summer but it’s the beginning of apple season and they are literally dropping to the ground as you’re reading this. Honeycrisp are my apple of choice for this on the go delicious lunch box/work time treat that comes together in a doddle. Crunchy almonds enclose hearty oats, fragrant cinnamon, and the star of the show, the apples themselves.There’s no added sugar needed as the sweetness of dates and apples provide oodles of natural sweetness reminiscent of a caramel apple truffle. So get rolling as ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ never tasted so good.

1. Cut one apple (with skin on) paper thin (mandolins are great for this) and place in a single layer on a piece of parchment paper. Bake at 300 F for 15 minutes. Turn off the oven and let dry another 10-15 minutes. These can be made ahead and stored room temperature. Dried apples can be used here if time is short. 2. Blitz oats and 1/2 cup almonds until fine then add in dates and dried apple and grind until combined. Add in almond butter, cinnamon, and freshly grated half an apple with skin and pulse until clumping. Form into balls and roll in crushed almonds with a little cinnamon. Chill until firm (about 30 minutes). Makes 13-16 balls. Enjoy!

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Getting a Taste for Mooresville TASTY TOWN USA PAIRS CURRENT CUISINE WITH TOWN’S HISTORY Check out the offerings at Big Tiny’s BBQ.

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arah Tuvia didn’t set out to create Mooresville’s most innovative culinary experience. In fact, her motivations were quite the opposite; instead, the Tasty Town USA founder wanted to draw on the time-tested technique of food tasting more commonly found in cities with dense culinary communities, and she wanted to do it while offering a glimpse of the town’s past, which has been painted over almost as often as its murals. The result is an experience that you literally cannot find anywhere else.

An International experience… It’s fair to say that the idea really began back in the Middle East. Tuvia, a Monroe native and graduate of the University

of Maryland at College Park, matriculated to Tel Aviv University for her graduate degree. While there she became a fan of food tours, which offered guests samplings from several local vendors. Typically held the day before Sabbath, the event ran through urban marketplaces in a somewhat hurried pace. It was an easy and exciting way to show her visiting friends and loved ones the city and culture. “(During those tours), you can feel the energy,” Tuvia says. Tuvia stayed in the city for 10 years before moving to Charlotte. She said she never lost her affinity for small-town Americana, especially the smaller mill towns common in the south. When she began visiting her now-husband, Ori, who lived in Mooresville, she fell in love. She moved to Mooresville in 2017. Tuvia says after learning some

of the town’s history—as well as eating at the local restaurants— she had an idea.

…with a hometown feel In May of this year, Sarah and Ori launched Tasty Town USA, and the vision, at least to them, was simple. “I wanted to recreate that excitement and energy (from Tel Aviv) in a place that was home,” Tuvia says. Despite the international impetus, Tuvia never lost her love of small-town life. After moving to the area, Tuvia began to learn about the town’s history. She was intrigued my Mooresville’s train-town beginnings and old-timey murals. The history was so rich that she decided to incorporate it into her food tour. The result is an experience

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Tasty Town USA owner Sarah Tuvia browses books during the tour.

that manages to bring the town’s history and current expansion to the same table. Tuvia says that while food tours may be popular in other areas, the idea didn’t resonate with many local business owners at first. Now that she’s taken a few groups around town, local business owners are starting to see that Tuvia’s guests aren’t the only ones benefitting from the tours. Joe Torcasso, owner of CynTucci’s Bakery on Main Street and a New York native, says he has seen how businesses can benefit from an idea like Tuvia’s, especially when they’re off the beaten path. “Sarah has a great idea here because not that many people come down to downtown,” says Torcasso. “They don’t even know about downtown.” And after she brings them, they tend to come back, says Yvette Williams of Big Tiny’s BBQ. Recently, said Williams, three separate people from a single

group returned for another meal after joining Tuvia on the tour, giving the eatery a homegrown marketing boost that can be tough to replicate. “It’s beautiful,” says Williams. “I want her to take it as high as she possibly can.”

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Just the beginning Tuvia has more ideas on deck. Scavenger hunts, ghost tours, brewery crawls. “It can go in so many directions,” says Tuvia. Regardless of the iteration, though, you can expect your tour with Tasty Town USA to be unmistakably Mooresville, and that won’t change, says Tuvia. “I knew I wanted other people to discover this because I love downtown historic Mooresville,” says Tuvia, “and I want for everyone to love it.” To learn more about Tasty Town USA’s food tours, visit

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Visitors on the tour can try out items at CynTucci’s Bakery.


Tuvia was inspired by the food tours she frequented in the Middle East.

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Run for Green takes place on Sept. 14.

Cornelius Food Truck Invitational (Sept. 7) Fifteen of the Charlotte area’s best food truck are looking to become crowned “Champions of Old Town.” Guests can vote on their favorite trucks in categories such as “Best Looking Truck,” “Most Creative Menu,” “People’s Choice,” and more A local celebrity guest judge will decide the winner of the

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and much more. Times and ticket prices vary. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville, 2nd Friday Street Festival (Sept. 13) A monthly celebration of local art, music, food and drink, this event features a rotating lineup of food trucks and brews, artists and craftsmen, street performances, live music and more. 6-10 p.m. Free. Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius,, Facebook. Downtown Abbey Afternoon Tea (Sept. 14) Learn the history and etiquette of afternoon tea with scones, petit fours and finger sand-

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The American South as We Know It (Sept. 20) History Before Us Filmmaker Frederick Murphy (MA, MS, LPC) will present his award-winning film, followed by a public discussion. Murphy is the director and producer of the documentary “The American South as We Know It” and founder of History Before US, LLC. Frederick, a licensed professional counselor by

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FlairTrade Consign employees helped Renee put together a number of looks perfect for daytime wear and business meetings.


ashion is something I’ve had an issue with since I became an adult. Buying clothes as a teenager was pretty easy—I usually just went into The Gap or 5-7-9 (remember that store?!) and picked out whatever style was flirty and fashionable. We won’t talk about how some of the styles I wore as a 16-year-old are showing up in the stores my teenage daughter now shops at. Once I became a mom who usually worked from home I gravitated towards the “athleisure” look so I could squeeze a workout in between tasks. With fall quickly approaching, I reached out to Jennifer Harrison and her team at one of my favorite local consignment stores,

FlairTrade Consign in Cornelius. I explained how my wardrobe needs an update for fall and how I was looking for a few pieces I could mix and match for working at home, reporting on stories and going to meetings. Before I arrived, I told them my measurements, what sizes I usually wear, and how I often gravitate towards conservative, preppy styles but am looking to incorporate a little more “flair” in my wardrobe. They had a rack of selections waiting on me when I arrived, including different types of shoes to pair with the outfits. Helping customers “restyle” their wardrobes or pick out a capsule wardrobe is something the employees at FlairTrade

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they went in the “yes” pile. I have a hard time finding pants because I’m so petite, but Harrison went back and forth to the sales floor several times to help me find a few dress pants that fit comfortably and were the right length. And last, I added a red print romper (with pockets!) to my final purchases because of its versatility—it could be dressed down with flats or paired with heels and is perfect for transitioning to the different seasons. The sleeves were a little long, but with a small hemming job it should be perfect.

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Adopt a New Furry Friend Today at Lake Norman Humane

Lake Norman Humane’s Mission: We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome companion animals so they can get a second chance at a forever home. To help reduce the pet overpopulation problem, we partner with clinics and area veterinarians to offer affordable, accessible spay/neuter services.

Meet Wolf! Wolf came to Lake Norman Humane from their first ever international rescue. Lake Norman Humane has partnered with Animal Hope and Wellness organization in China and Taiwan to help end the brutal practice of animal torture. Wolf was rescued in China in November 2018 and joined Lake Norman Humane on May 25, 2019. This tiny girl is sweet, goofy, and loves everyone she meets. She may be a little shy at first but warms up quickly and loves to snuggle Help Wolf finds her perfect forever home full of all the love she was previously denied. Make sure you meet her today. Apply online at

Meet Athena! Athena is a beautiful longhair silver tabby who is as sweet as she is beautiful. Athena is a petite girl who was surrendered to a local animal control when her family could no longer care for her. She loves cuddling and attention and is ready for her purr-fect forever home! Athena is a 3-year-old spayed female, she is up to date on all vaccines, negative for FELV/FIV, and microchipped. Come meet her today.

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Bring in your adoption or breeder paperwork within 30 days of adoption to redeem! FREE Bag of Pet Food $20 off purchase OF $50 or more 9129 Sam Furr Road #5B | Huntersville, NC 28078

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