SAM BUSH In traditional mountain music circles, fiddle and mandolin virtuoso Sam Bush is rightly a legend, but he’s far from a traditionalist. It’s hard to believe now, but when Bush formed New Grass Revival in 1972, the combo’s seamless mix of bluegrass, rock, jazz and gospel was seen as a heresy on the order of Bob Dylan going electric at the Newport Jazz Festival. If that made Bush a “Judas,” he clearly didn’t care, pushing the Newgrass hybrid he invented further afield with his all-star bluegrass super group Strength in Numbers and as a sideman with Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett and others. Bush’s distinctive rhythmic “chopping” style on the mandolin was inspired by Bob Marley’s percussive rhythm guitar with the Wailers, and the reggae infusion into Newgrass reportedly pissed off Bush’s idol, bluegrass elder statesman Bill Monroe. Yet Bush says that purism is an illusion, pointing out that Monroe invented bluegrass in the 1930s as a hard-driving hybrid of Appalachian string music and blues. A three-time Grammy winner, Bush is also a two-time cancer survivor, so it’s doubly fitting that this treasured performer is the tent pole for a fest committed to raising funds and awareness for cancer organizations.
The KOOL KIDS Open Mic Night is the only place in Charlotte where the kids truly come first! Please join us in getting the word out about this FREE event for kids. We strongly believe in providing children with new experiences that will help shape them into well-rounded individuals. Please help us in this mission by sharing this information with your friends, family, and the community. FREE
The Kavanah Service is an experience in focused Jewish prayer, which combines tradition, meditation, and the rhythm of lively spiritual expression. Be prepared not only to participate in the beauty of Jewish prayer, but also the wonder and stimulation of open and honest Torah study during the service. Free
Temple Israel will be honoring its volunteers, donors, and members who make such a difference in our temple family every day. We are very fortunate to have loyal and committed congregants who give of themselves to the Temple, and we will take the opportunity to thank them for the donation of their time and funds. Free
A solo exhibit of paintings, prints and small sculptures by New Orleans native Ida Rittenberg Kohlmeyer (1912-1997).
This exhibition will feature approximately 40 decorative tiles from The Mint Museum's permanent collection, including the permanently installed fireplace, Arkansas Traveller.
The exhibit features garments and accessories spanning three centuries of fashion history. $5-$10; free for children 4 years old and under; free on Tuesdays from 5-9 p.m.
The exhibit features traditional Maya clothing, including fashions of the Kaqchikel, Ixil, K'iche', Mam, Tz'utujil, Chuj, Awakatek, Jakaltek, and Poqomchi' from Guatemala, and Tzotzil and Tzeltal from Chiapas, Mexico. $5-$10; free for children 4 years old and under; free on Tuesdays from 5-9 p.m.
The works come from the primary mask-producing regions of Mexico where dance performances commonly accompany religious rituals and civic events. $5-$10; free for children 4 years old and under; free on Tuesdays from 5-9 p.m.
Elegance and Ease explores the fashion of these three top Parisian designers with selections from The Mint Museum's Fashion Collection.
Features live exhibits of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians native to North Carolina. Get close to wildlife by walking among butterflies in a Butterfly Pavilion, observing live animals in both Creative Cavern and Insect Alley and hang out in "Our Big Backyard" or explore the Paw Paw Nature Trail.
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The exhibit showcases works from American glass companies and a variety of styles and forms from 19th and 20th centuries.