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.
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).
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.
So what's happening this weekend in Charlotte? Here's a rundown of some of the biggest events in the next few days:
May 10 - Charlotte Symphony: Beethoven's Ninth @ Belk Theater
May 10 - Reckless Kelly/ Charlyhorse @ Neighborhood Theatre
May 10 - Good Vibrations: '60s Chart Toppers @ McGlohon Theater
May 11 - Charlotte Symphony: Beethoven's Ninth @ Belk Theater
May 11 - Good Vibrations: '60s Chart Toppers @ McGlohon Theater
May 12 - Charlotte Symphony: Beethoven's Ninth @ Belk Theater
World-renowned chef Emeril Lagasse will be stopping in Charlotte to offer a cooking demonstration Wednesday, May 8, at Belk Southpark. Emeril will be in the home department showing off his skills and autographing copies of his "Emeril's Kicked Up Sandwiches" cookbook. You can get a free autographed book with any Emeril product purchases of $75 or more during the event.
This weekend marks the first weekend in May, so that means free museums for Bank of America customers. Four area museums participate in the "Museums on Us" program, including:
- Mint Museum Uptown
- Mint Museum Randolph
- Levine Museum of the New South
- Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Check out the complete list of participating museums for more details. You must be a Bank of America cardholder to participate in this program.
It seems like themed 5K and 10K races are popping up all over the area, and there's a new addition to the list!
The "Color Mob 5K" is headed to Charlotte on September 7, 2013. The event will be held at Carowinds.
Looking for a list of other themed 5K and 10K races? Click here for a list of the best ones headed to Charlotte.
It's the beginning of another month, and it's another busy one here in Charlotte. There's plenty of music (from Tim McGraw to the Charlotte Symphony), a full sports calendar (with the Knights, Eagles, Roller Girls, Hounds and Coca-Cola 600 all in town), and some great theater (from the children's theater production of Pinkalicious to Broadway smash hit War Horse).What's happening in Charlotte in May?
Could one of the world's largest action sports events be headed to the Queen City? We're one step closes. Charlotte has been named of of four finalists to host ESPN's X Games. The event has been held in Los Angeles for the past 10 years, but organizers are looking to branch out and take the event to new markets. Charlotte will be competing with the cities of Detroit, Austin, Texas, and Chicago for the right to host the even for three years - starting in 2014.
The majority of events would be held at Charlotte Motor Speedway - which boasts a dirt track and several smaller race tracks in addition to the main speedway. Events include BMX and skateboarding competitions, motrocross races, rally car races, and more.
Whatever the answer is, we'll know something soon. A final decision is expected in June.
2013 marks the 20th year of the Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games, Charlotte's largest celebration of all things Scottish and Scots-Irish. You'll find authentic music, dancing, culture, art, and of course, food. Organized by the Catawaba Valley Scottish Society, the festival is held at historic Rural Hill Farm in Huntersville, on land settled in 1760. Along with professional and amateur athletics, the festival promises authentic piping and drumming, highland and Scottish country dancing, fiddle and harp competitions, and plenty more.