Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Black Keys add Charlotte to their U.S. tour

The Black Keys will perform at Charlotte's Bojangles' Coliseum on Saturday, March 24, as part of the first leg of a U.S. tour that also includes stops at New York’s Madison Square Garden and Chicago’s United Center.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at LiveNation.com, the Bojangles’ Coliseum box office, Ticketmaster or by calling 800-745-3000. Arctic Monkeys are scheduled to open.

The shows are in support of the Black Keys’ new album, "El Camino," which came out today. Five tracks from the CD are currently streaming on the band’s website.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Jackie Evancho to perform at TWC Arena

"America’s Got Talent" alum Jackie Evancho will perform at Time Warner Cable Arena on June 6, with accompaniment from a symphony orchestra in an intimate, theater-style set-up.

The 11-year-old "classical crossover" singer was recently named to Billboard's "21 Under 21" list, its annual ranking of the most powerful minors in the music industry. Billboard said her spectacular successes in 2010 and 2011 – including placing second in the "America's Got Talent" competition, the releases of "O Holy Night" and "Dream With Me," and her "Dream With Me" concert appearances – set her apart from other young performers.

Tickets for the 2012 show go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, through Ticketmaster.com, timewarnercablearena.com, the arena box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling 800-745-3000.

Friday, December 2, 2011

South End Gallery Crawl is tonight

The final South End Gallery Crawl of 2011, set for tonight, will feature unique paintings, sculptures, and jewelry, as well as music and refreshments at more than a host dozen galleries. And -- it being December -- you can expect a hefty helping of holiday cheer.

Event runs from 6-9 tonight. Here are a few highlights:

The artists, designers and galleries of Dilworth Artisan Station will host a Holiday Open House, with three floors of interior design studios, art galleries, artist studios and showrooms on display. More than two dozen studios will participate.

Atherton Mill will offer a one-night-only Holiday Market inside the Atherton Market; a special Champagne tasting at Vin Master; an art and interior design collaboration at Elder Art Gallery featuring the Carl Plansky collection; the newly opened Savory Spice Shop; and food and drink from Icehouse and Big Ben's British Pub.

Along Camden Road, you'll find:

Also, two Christmas tree lots will be set up in South End. One is in the back of Atherton Mill next to the Market; the second is on a corner lot at Park Avenue and Camden Road.

More information: www.southendclt.com.