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Some say concession prices at local venues are hard to swallow (access required)

Summer in Charlotte is in full swing, and that could mean good business for arenas and venues that offer a concert and a cool reprieve from the heat or just a way to unwind. But in these days of economic ...

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Duke Energy extends sponsorship of Blumenthal’s Broadway Lights series for 2 seasons

Duke Energy Corp. said it will remain the title sponsor of Blumenthal Performing Arts Center’s Broadway Lights series for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons. “The Broadway Lights series brings world-class programming to our community and is a prime example of ...

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Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority given only $2.5M in face of concerns about agency

The Charlotte City Council has decided to award $2.5 million, rather than $10 million, to the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, in a blow to the embattled tourism-booster group. The council is expected to vote July 25 on the remainder of ...

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Foxx blasts CRVA over report

Mayor Anthony Foxx today said he is not pleased with a Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority report based on a consultant’s review. In April, the CRVA board hired PricewaterhouseCoopers for $25,000 after criticism arose over Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association bonuses paid to ...

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Will the Charlotte Knights be victors in their crusade for an uptown stadium? (access required)

The Charlotte Knights have slain the lawsuit dragon delaying their new stadium in uptown. Now, the Triple-A ball club must convince some skeptical Mecklenburg County commissioners that the project is still a good use of the land. In their pitch, ...

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