Umm, Andy is trying, I believe, to make the typical generic clubbers and beer garden types aware that there is more to Charlotte culture than top 40 music and cover bands... It is both amazing to me, that the uptown crowd will stand in line to get into a crappy place like Bar Charlotte, when something truly awesome is happening just feet away in Spirit Square, or the Uptowners, slumming at Soul, are completely oblivious to the best band they've never heard of, playing next door at Snug Harbor... Or that So many folks, have no clue about the amazing visual artists, living and working in our area... Now, of course, Leslie, Artists work just as hard as you do at the bank.... Should they not be able to earn a living? Most artists, like bankers, go to college, many for Post grad degrees, you feel you deserve to be paid highly for your education, why shouldn't they? Here's a thought, Leslie, next weekend, don't dance on the Bar at Bar Charlotte, lay off the "craft" beer and check out some art!
Question, I believe you are missing the point of performance art (and most art in general) by searching for an ulterior motive here other than the statement he's already made.
As someone that both works in uptown and does not know Andy personally I will still try to play devils advocate on this one.... Okay, you've got my attention, I will bring an open mind, now what? What are you looking to gain from being the center of attention? Are you looking to monetize this art experience you are forcing on unsuspecting people, promote your band, sell merch, etc?. What exactly is your end game. None of this really lays out any specifics, it all seems rather vague. People don't go to this length of trouble to be the center of attention for no specific reason, but that seems to be all I can get out of this.
Andy is a great guy, I've known him for over a decade now. I'm very proud of him for making a way to follow his art and dreams, as well as opening doors for others.
THAT is compassion, something that is sometimes lost when we don't express it or ourselves.
Rock on Andy.
I have a real job where I work for wonderful human beings that love and support both myself and the community. All my bills are paid and I have never been in debt in my entire life. This probably does nothing to comfort you. <3 See you in the streets <3
Bank man is so cliche it just HAS to be a troll.
Love you, Roxy! We'll be Delighted to see you shine. XOXO
HAHAHAHAHA YEAH! Go take a SHOWER! YA HIPPIE! Mr. Bank Man......... "Pretentious?" Pfffffffffffff!!! "Pretentious (adj): attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed." Read it again. "These aren't really even my concepts anymore. I just wanted to be the catalyst to get other artists doing stuff like this." "I didn't necessarily want to be the ring leader." The man is trying to START something. To open doors of opportunity for artists to embrace their community and unify in expression outside, in the open! THAT'S not pretentious! Didn't you learn that at Bank School? He certainly isn't trying to impress, although he IS affecting greater importance and culture by bringing others into the mix, once again, to unify the community in creative expression. So I guess you were half right.
Best wishes - you will be missed.
Andy is awesome. We need a lot more Andys and a lot less Banks.
Bank man...My son is a good friend of Andy's and I have known him for years. You should wish that you have the heart & soul of this young man who is truly bringing something new & unique to the city of Charlotte. Shame on you.
Bonny Boswell, age 61
Proud to know Andy the Doorbum
Hey, Mr. Bank Man, he also has - by your definition - a "real" job. That comment is no surprise coming from someone who calls himself Bank Man though. People sure do love banks these days.
pretentious. take a shower and get a real job.
Whoa, our bad Michael. Tis fixed!
The article is correct, but the headline is not: SYLVIA is an Appalachian Creative Theatre production, not Three Bone Theatre.
What glue did you find that worked best?
Kenya has matured so much from her Lydia days. She's learnt to walk into her character like it was tailor -made. She has method acting. "Blood Ties" is a lack universal story. Every turn in the story (it has many curves) brings the theme closer to our personal lives. We all have skeletons in our family closets!
The struggle is real cousin, but perseverance overcomes it all. Keep doing what you're doing, rising to the top, because you are a star!!!!!!
Loose Leaves, one of the other showcases mentioned in this article as having been back in October, is coming back! It's moving forward as a biannual showcase for new and emerging choreographers. The next one will be March 7 &8. For more information, see https://looseleavesshowcase.wordpress.com/
I'd also give Caroline Renfro props as a first-time director for Appalachian Creative Theatre's Red Light Winter, one of the best shows I saw this year.
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