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Race Week(s) in Charlotte

It's here! Two exciting weeks of NASCAR in Charlotte. With the loss of superstars from the sport over the last few years, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and most recently, Dale Jr., and the rumored sale of NASCAR by the France family, just how much trouble is the sport in?

Jimmy Buffet Show Set for Friday @ PNC Music Pavilion

The show was originally scheduled for April 7th at PNC Music Pavilion. It was re-scheduled because of the bad weather forecast for the original show date. It seems that Parrot Heads like to party outdoors and PNC made the right call. April 7th was a nasty day.

The Finer Points Of Hockey

Round 1 of the AHL Calder Cup Playoffs begin tonight (4/20) at 7:00 PM for your Charlotte Checkers. They're hosting the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Bojangles' Coliseum in the first two games of a best-of-five series. The second game is Saturday (4/21) at 6:00 PM. Don't know a lot about hockey? Well, around these parts, you're not…

Video Games Have Come A Long Way

Have you ever walked into the room where your kids play video games and wondered what movie or TV show they were watching? It sometimes happens to me when my boys are playing their basketball or auto racing games. It looks like a real sporting event! The graphics in today's video games are incredibly realistic,…

Is This The World's First Music Video?

It's one of the great trivia questions about '80s pop culture: What was the first music video to be played on MTV when it launched in 1981? The answer is The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star," but that was hardly the first music video ever made. In the 1920s, a scientist named Theodore Case…