SEED20 has announced this year's nominees in the annual competition that awards the most innovative local nonprofits a cash prize.
According to a statement:
These 20 innovators - selected from a competitive applicant pool - have compelling ideas for creating positive social change in the Charlotte region. Their ideas were selected based on relevance, innovation, and potential for tangible community impact.
Just in time for Christmas, Image has released a new holiday-themed series about the centuries-old, mythical villain Krampus. The demon is the anti-Santa Claus, the one who punishes children instead of rewarding them. In this tale, Krampus! #1, the Secret Society of Santa Clauses are responsible for bringing cheer to the world.
However, something goes wrong. The source of their power is stolen, and now, the gang must turn to the most unlikely of allies (and the demon they had imprisoned for decades): the Krampus. The baddie must now make the decision: Should he actually solve the mystery, or is this the prime opportunity to wreak havoc again?
The comic comes from scribe Brian Joines and artist Dean Kotz. Joines is the man behind Imagine Agents, the BOOM! Studios project that sees the imaginary friends of children as actual creatures. This story seems like a natural progression from that idea. Kotz's work is recognizable to any fan of Charmed's comic book adaption.
Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Dec. 11, 2013 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
* Shaun Jones at The Comedy Zone
* Charlotte Bobcast vs. Orlando Magic at Time Warner Cable Arena
* David Bromberg at Visulite Theatre
* Humpday Hookah featuring DJ Steel Wheels at Red@28th
* ArtFusion: Art Deco at Mint Museum Uptown
The results of CL's first photo contest have been announced.
Time names Pope Francis - you know, the guy who shocked conservatives by calling for greater acceptance of gays and atheists - its Person of the Year.
Lo and behold, a bipartisan budget deal has been reached, avoiding a government shutdown in January.
The national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said a sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's funeral yesterday was faking it.
On Tuesday morning, the popular Nelson Mandela quote, "It always seems impossible until it's done," had never been truer for Mel Watt. While the congressman was in South Africa for Mandela's memorial service, the improbable happened in Washington - something got done.
And Watt was redeemed.
Just before lunchtime, the U.S. Senate voted to invoke cloture (57-40) on Watt's nomination to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the important procedural hurdle - the one he failed to overcome last time it came up - that will essentially decide the longtime congressman's fate.
It's high time the rest of us told the "War On Christmas" peddlers to just shut up. Talk about knowing how to ruin a perfectly good holiday! The Bill O'Reillys and Sara Palins of the world, i.e., hucksters from the American conservative entertainment industry, are doing a great job of ruining Christmas for their own viewers and readers. O'Reilly, who popularized the weird notion that progressives are out to kill Christmas, is in full-blown culture warrior mode, Palin the Uber-Clueless has a new book called Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas, and other cultural conservative media figures have revved up their own War on Christmas vehicles. That's the bad news. Here's the worse news: the "Christmas is somehow in danger from evil libs" nonsense is spreading.
Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Dec. 10, 2013 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
* The Art of Abandonment exhibit at Elder Gallery
* College Night at Whiskey River
* Irish Music Session at Tommy's Pub
* Tuesday Dance Night at UpStage
* Holiday Show: The Music of Vince Guaraldi at Booth Playhouse
Stuck in a traffic jam in uptown this morning? Blame "The Novice."
An interesting highlight from today's ceremony honoring the late Nelson Mandela: President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro, Fidel's brother, shook hands.
NASA's Mars Curiosity has found evidence of an ancient lake on the planet that could have supported life.
After saying his products weren't for "certain body types" (read: women whose thighs touch), Lululemon founder and chairman Chip Wilson will step down from the board.
Eighteen former and current L.A. County sheriff's deputies have been indicted after a sweeping investigation discovered they had, among other corrupt acts, abused inmates.
The new year means fresh starts, but for comic book movies, it's business as usual. A new Avengers film and the Batman-Superman team-up may seem far away, but there's plenty to be excited about in 2014. Here's what's ahead.
Robocop (Feb. 12)
From its trailer, Robocop doesn't seem entirely different from its predecessors, aside from updated effects and an exciting cast (Gary Oldman, Joel Kinnaman, Michael Keaton and, of course, Samuel L. Jackson). One new approach is the decimation of Alex Murphy's body, trading countless bullets across his body for an exploding car. Perhaps this film will tone down the brutality, taking the opposite turn from the newest Judge Dredd film.
300: Rise of an Empire (March 7)
The effectiveness of this trailer is undeniable. If you loved the style, aggression and tone of 300, this film looks to be a direct continuation, now focusing on the characters of Themistocles, Artemisia and the villainous Xerxes. As written by 300 helmer Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad, this film will probably take another "who cares?" approach to history. This time around, Noam Murro takes the director's chair.
Sol Driven Train
Dec. 7, 2013
Timmons' good-natured ribbing revealed Soul Driven Train's closeness and camaraderie, which extended beyond the band to the enthusiastic audience, some of whom appeared to have been following the Charleston five piece for quite some time.
Indeed, the Saturday night show which served as a kick-off party for the North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival in May, seemed as much an extended, all-inclusive family picnic as a concert. Before the show, Timmons had sauntered onstage to tune his guitar, chatting amiably with a woman in the crowd. Her watermelon colored knitted cap signified her devotion to a fan favorite, Sol Driven Train's sunny funk sensation "Watermelon."
Time's award is now officially "Person Of The Year Not Named Edward Snowden".
The same "gridlock" that confirmed Anthony Foxx 100-0? A non-lazy writer would have examined Watt's…
The things you find on flickr...!
Wow, that graphic of the toy soldier and the red Christmas ball is fantastic. Thanks!
Well deserved. These guys are tops today.
If there were a “War on Christmas” it would look very different than the simple…