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Maimouna Youssef, Moonchild and Bilal to Headline 2018 Soul Junction Music Festival

Free, family-friendly event returns to Johnson C. Smith Campus Sept. 14-15 Soul Junction, a free, two-day music festival featuring top talent from across the nation and right here at home returns to Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte’s Historic West End September 14 and 15. Grammy-nominated singer Maimouna Youssef, soul trio Moonchild and R&B artist

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Planned Drinking Water Outage

What:   A contractor under the supervision of Charlotte Water will be performing a temporary shutdown of the water main in your area.  As part of this, drinking water service to your property may be off for up to six (6) hours. During the times listed, if your facility has a fire suppression system or

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National Night Out Historic West End

A night with neighbors, family, and community police officers was the scene at Bruns Academy on the evening of August 7. Free food and music set the mood for this joyful event all about coming together as a stand against crime. The National Night Out website states that it is an annual community-building campaign that

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Brewington Farm: A Rosa Parks Farmers Market Vendor Highlight

Brewington Farms was one of the first vendors of the Rosa Parks Farmers Market. Five Points Historic West End caught up with owner Paul Brewington, 67, to learn more about why he is passionate about farming and vending at the Rosa Parks Farmers Market. How did you get into farming? I was born and raised

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Soul Junction Partners with Black Business Owners of Charlotte

This year Soul Junction has forged a new partnership with the Black Business Owners of Charlotte (BBOC). Through this partnership BBOC will handle coordinating the food trucks and vendors for the festival. Alysia Osborne, Director of Historic West End at Charlotte Center City Partners, explains why the partnership was developed. “At the onset of Soul

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Gold Line Update: Vehicle Construction

Check out the latest update regarding the CityLYNX Gold Line

Soul Junction is Coming Back to the Neighborhood September 2018

The Johnson C. Smith campus is readying itself for a third year of Soul Junction, West End’s two-day music festival. This family friendly affair is two-days filled with soul, jazz, funk, hip hop, and spoken word. You will also find activity areas for kids and an outdoor food court manned by food trucks to add

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Transforming “The Danger” Stage Play with the Help of the West End Community

West End residents are invited to workshop a stage play with playwright Stacey Rose from July 9 – 14 The Danger: A Homage to Strange Fruit  is a described by playwright Stacey Rose as a “sprawling piece of theater.” The piece is Rose’s thesis play from her time at New York University. It examines the

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Traffic Alert || Multiple Closure Notices Communicated: July 2, 2018

Updates from Charlotte Department of Transportation The following closures and detour routes will work in conjunction with the current Trade Street closures that are in effect. The detour route for W. Trade Street is being expanded from Rozzelles Ferry / Beatties Ford Rd. (5 Points Intersection) to Caldwell St.   This closure is necessary for conduit installation, storm

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The Afrofuturism Murals Are Coming!

A mural art gallery will soon come to West Trade St. with the help of community paint parties. The Historic West End is full of outdoor canvases. Social justice creative Janelle Dunlap has been working to assemble a team of Afrofuturism influenced visual artists and community organizers to help transform the empty walls and open lots into

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