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Everyone has a story to tell, even if they're not aware of it. My passion: To discover that story, whether it be serious or light-hearted and tell it in the most captivating way possible.


Ciara Gregory: Nothin' But Net

The story of how a small town, 27.1 miles outside Pittsburgh produced one of Charlotte's most lethal scorers

It all started on a miniature hoop in the basement of a family home nestled in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pa., 27.1 miles outside the Steel City. Merely 10,000 people reside in the compact city burrowed in Pennsylvania’s Westmoreland County, just north of Interstate 76. The town is relatively small; a railroad line horizontally intersects the suburb.


The story behind the rebirth and evolution of Charlotte’s rising rock ‘n’ roll stars Pröwess

The five-piece hang out in their white RV midday, reminiscing on all they’ve accomplished in the past year, while preparing to play their last show at a venue they call home, Amos’ Southend. Dalton comfortably lounges on the bus’s off-brown couch while rolling his own tobacco and gazing out the cracked-open window as show goers wander down the street. He affectionately shouts at the faces he recognizes. Adam leans up against the blue interior in the entranceway near the white stove to the rear while Kenny rests on the red and white ice chest that doubles as a stool. The two joke about the everyday ghost that continuously flings the RV’s door open that batters against the side of the vehicle when the wind blows. Kip reclines to the right of the band’s 32-inch, black RCA television that hangs off the wall, directly across from Scott who abruptly reminds the band – it’s their first birthday.



Laia Raventós: Spanish Sensation

How many teams can boast that they have a 2-time FIBA European champion on their roster? Charlotte can

In Halton Arena on a brisk October night during Charlotte’s annual basketball madness, the newest Charlotte 49er, 18-year-old Spanish international Laia Raventós glides into the spotlight as an unfamiliar Niner Nation welcomes her with enthusiastic cheers and emphatic clapping. She is 5’7”, her straightened brown hair gleams in the vibrant white light. She smiles proudly.

They’ll know her story soon enough.


Understanding the beauty of Ciara Gregory's free-throw

Ciara Gregory is dangerous.

Not only is the junior guard a threat from behind the arc, but she keeps defenders on their heels with her proficiency from the foul line. Give Gregory a foot and she’ll rise up from deep. Give her an inch and she’ll drive to the basket. The Jeannette, Pa. native leads the nation in free-throw percentage, converting 95 percent of her attempts.



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Tegan and Sara promote social equality and emit an unrivaled feel-good vibe on their Love You To Death Tour

It’s hard to believe that Canadian indie pop duo, Tegan and Sara, is nearly 20 years into their extraordinary career. With an ever-growing fan base, eight studio albums to date – each packed with the vigor and passion of their first – and youthful looks disguising their real age, it’s easy to mistake the Grammy-nominees for rising newcomers instead of a pair of veterans that just released their critically acclaimed eighth studio album, Love You to Death, last June.


Panic! At The Disco infects new generation with irresistible elegance on Death Of A Bachelor Tour

Every so often, the world is introduced to a band that’s as equally transcendent as they are irresistible. For millennials, Panic! At The Disco fits the narrative – although in this case, it’s simply frontman Brendon Urie after basically going solo in 2015.

When Panic! At The Disco first arrived on the scene, there were few teenagers that didn’t cling to Urie’s intricate tales of sinners and whores. Urie swept a generation – that woke up every Saturday morning to a bowl of Fruity Pebbles and the “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” music video on MTV – off their feet. With bold eyeliner, straightened jet-black hair and a wildly unnecessary, yet certainly iconic exclamation point, Panic! At The Disco cemented themselves as a staple in every teen’s black, click wheel iPod Nano.