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Eboni Lewis, known to those who grew up in Charlotte as Eboni Wallace, was voted Most Likely To Succeed when she graduated from high school. Her classmates figured that was the highest honor they could give to West Charlotte's 1994 student body president. And while she didn't choose a career as Oprah (that was the word back in the day) she did turn out to be quite the socialite. She's a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Smart Set and the Links. She is a former Zumba instructor and blogger for and currently owns her own photography business. She is able to balance it all because she has music.

Since helming Creative Loafing a few years ago, Carlton Hargro has helped the alternative weekly be more reflective of the Charlotte community it covers. He’s a huge fan of comic books, good conversation, and music – great music. What dead singer would you most like to bring to Charlotte for a concert and why? I […]

In the world of powerful Charlotte leaders, CATS CEO Carolyn Flowers is a bit of an enigma. She moved here from L.A. to replace Charlotte Area Transit System Chief Keith Parker. Flowers, 60, is the former chief operating officer of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. We know all about her professional background, but […]

Marvin Isley, bass player for the legendary Isley Brothers, died June 6th from complications of diabetes at 56.

If you have been to any event in town, then you have more than likely seen Felisha Fletcher. The owner of The IT Factor Media Grp, LLC and senior publicist for The 909 Group promises that you will know her one day. So, Fletch, when did you fall in love with music?

Prince & Beyonc√©’s opening performance at the 2004 Grammy Awards may as well have been the opening and closing performance.

On August 3, 1983, Prince played a benefit concert at First Avenue, the Minneapolis club he would immortalize a year later in his film Purple Rain.¬† That same night, Prince debuted several new songs that would appear on the soundtrack to that film. When the Purple Rain album was released, three of the performances from […]

What ever happened to the Supersonic girls of J.J. Fad?

Prince Markie D, Kook Rock-Ski and The Human Beatbox were The Fat Boys, a successful American hip-hop music trio from Brooklyn, New York City, that emerged in the early 1980s. Briefly, the group was known originally as the Disco 3.

Diarra Mayfield, better known to most as DJ DR (that's Dee R, not doctor), hails from Philadelphia, but has earned the right to be called a Charlotte native. A graduate of Garinger High School and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Diarra is a beatmaker and producer by trade. DJing is his second job, and he's darn good at it. So, Diarra, when did you fall in love with music?

Promoter Michael Kitchen is on a mission to bring neo-soul and conscious hip-hop artists to Charlotte. In the last five years, he’s booked concerts with artists such as the Roots, Raheem Devaugn, Dwele and Laura Izibor at Charlotte clubs and venues. Last week, Kitchen, also known as Kitch, brought rapper Common to the Forum. Talib […]

With the increasing number of films aimed towards black audiences in the early 1970s, filmmakers realized that they couldn’t turn to Henry Mancini to provide the musical backdrops for these movies.