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Open Streets 704 comes to Historic West End

  Open Streets 704 is coming to the Historic West End on September 30! Four miles of street stretching from Historic West End to South End will be shut down and turned into a park. Bikes and pedestrians will rule the Open Streets route. (Click here to see the route.) The Historic West End to

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More Soul Junction Fun with GospelSHOUT! and the Soul Junction Tech & Makers Expo

Soul Junction goes beyond the limits of a two-day music festival on the Liston Hall lawn at Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). The festival is connected to events at the United House of Prayer for All People and the New Science Center on the JCSU main campus. GospelSHOUT! and the Soul Junction Tech & Makers

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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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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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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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