Monday May 20, 2013
The end of the school year is here in just a few days, and it won't be long before you're searching for something new to do with the kids. Did you know that several theaters around Charlotte have free or $1 family movies during the week? And there are plenty of chances to take in a free movie at area parks over the summer. From classic family favorites to newer releases, there's no shortage of cheap family films this summer. While most start the first week or two of June, a few are already under way.
Check out the complete (and still growing) list of free and cheap summer movies in Charlotte.
Saturday May 18, 2013
If a report from CBS Sports is true, we could be seeing the end of the Charlotte Bobcats. Primarily because of a huge groundswell of fan support, Charlotte Bobcats officials have begun the process to officially rebrand the team to the Charlotte Hornets.
While it's been no secret that there's a huge amount of pressure from fans pushing for the Hornets name to return, Bobcats officials have only acknowledged that they were "looking in to" a rebrand. There's been nothing official - until now.
I couldn't find exactly what has "officially" happened so far, or what "beginning the process" entails, but either way, it looks like things are falling in to place and Hugo the Hornet is coming home.
Wednesday May 15, 2013
If you're always watched game shows on television and thought you'd be perfect, here's your chance. The "Wheelmobile," a 39-foot Winnebago that tours nationwide, is headed to Charlotte to audition contestants for television's number one game show - Wheel of Fortune. Auditions will be at Toyota & Scion (9131 South Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28273) from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, 2013.
Applications will be given out one hour before each show begins on the two days. Shows will begin at 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. with each show lasting about an hour - so you don't need to arrive hours before the event. Everyone who attends will be able to submit an application, and participants will be selected to come to the stage and audition via a random draw. Each person who comes up to the stage will be evaluated as a potential contestant for the show. At the end of the puzzle, all contestants on stage will be awarded a prize (Wheel of Fortune hats, t-shirts and duffle bags are just some of the stuff you might win).
Friday May 10, 2013
The Showtime hit TV series Homeland is getting ready for season three of production, and they're turning to Charlotteans for help.
Filming will take place in and around Charlotte
The production company says they're looking for all types of people for background, but there are a few types they're specifically looking for:
- Those of South American or Latin descent, both male and female
- "Washington Power Types" - meaning people to portray lawyers, politicians, bankers, businessmen and women, reporters and news anchors (men and women)
- CIA/Government Types" - meaning computer techs, analysts, and "suits"
- Actual doctors, nurses, EMTs and orderlies
- Real police or military members to play law enforcement roles on the show.
- Teens from 15 to 20 years of age, from all walks of life and all ethnicities.
For medical personnel and military and law enforcement-types, actual experience is required for the part.
Interested? E-mail Homelandseason3@gmail.com, and make sure you include the following: 2 current photos (one facial and one full length) along with your information (name and age, phone number, city and state, height, weight, clothing sizes, and the make, model, color and year of the vehicle you drive). Your subject must read like this: Ethnicity,Gender,Age,City/State you reside.