Select Page

Author: Travis Silvas

Windwalker to host illusionist Caleb Johnson’s new show, The Ruse

His illusions serve as the vehicle in which Caleb Johnson connects his story to his audience. No story he’s ever written has more personal meaning or powerful impact than the one he will debut at Windwalker Underground Gallery in Charlotte on Oct. 5 and 6 — The Ruse. An illusionist for the past 10 years, Johnson’s career and life reached a turning point last year when he shared with his church community that he is gay. The revelation cost him his job at the church, where he had been a pastor for five years. The following year was one of soul-searching...

Read More

CHS Athletic Hall of Fame prepares to induct inaugural class

Members of the Charlotte High School Athletic Hall of Fame committee will tell you the selection process was difficult. However, the inaugural class, which will be officially inducted in the Hall of Fame on Saturday, Sept. 15, is full of obvious selections. Included in the 2018 class is a former NFL lineman, a former major league baseball player and longtime professional baseball coach, a professional basketball Most Valuable Player, and state championship coaches. “We could have put a lot more people in, and definitely have a good pool of nominations left,” said committee chair Ben Phlegar, following the May...

Read More

Matt Maitland named 2018 Frontier Days Grand Marshal

Though he hasn’t been a part of the community for terribly long, Matt Maitland has obviously made an impact. As the principal of Charlotte Middle School, Matt has a direct effect on the lives of many Charlotte youth. It’s because of his exceptional commitment to the children of this community that the Charlotte Frontier Days Board of Directors has named him 2018 Frontier Days Grand Marshal. “My wife, Amanda, was very happy for me,” Matt said of the news. “She knows how much time and effort it takes to be an educator so she was happy for me and proud...

Read More

Windwalker Open Mic Nights heads to the Frontier Days Saloon

Fresh off its three-year anniversary, Windwalker Underground Gallery’s popular Open Mic Night will make its first appearance at Frontier Days. The event, which is open to people of all ages, and abilities, will take center stage at the Frontier Days Saloon on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 7 to 10 p.m. Windwalker’s Open Mic Night has grown in popularity each year, gaining notoriety throughout the community. Typically held in the gallery at 125 S. Cochran Avenue every Friday night, Open Mic Night hit the road this summer, offering community members the chance to show of their skills at various locations throughout the community. “This year the board of directors voted to take the show on the road one Friday a month throughout the summer months with the goal to showcase cool spaces in our downtown while partnering with other unique organizations,” said Kalli Dempsey, Windwalker board treasurer. “We were all excited at the idea of collaborating, and sharing the concept of Open Mic with a larger audience.” Open Mic Night has partnered with with the Spinsanity Flow Festival, Charlotte Celebrates, Art of Charlotte, and the Congregational Church, each time reaching new people who had never even heard of Windwalker before, Dempsey said. “We have found out that no matter where we take this event it always has the ‘Windwalker energy,’ which shows new people who we are while also making...

Read More

Bellevue Antique Tractor Show Committee donates to local organizations

Stan Bryner couldn’t be more overwhelmed by the support sponsors showed the 15th Annual Bellevue Antique Tractor Show. Bryner, who serves as the committee chair, was able to make four separate donations Wednesday, Aug. 22 on behalf of the committee. The Village of Bellevue, Bellevue Fire Department, Bellevue First Baptist Church and Bellevue Historical Society each received a $300 donation. “Our sponsors were real good to us this year,” Bryner said. Sponsorships cover the full cost of the event, which is held each August in Bellevue free of charge to spectators and participants. This year, more than 90 tractors...

Read More

Pin It on Pinterest