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COMEDIC RELIEF FROM THE SOUTHERN SUMMERTIME HEAT July 30, 2014

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Charlotte offers respite from its hot, yet beautiful, summertime with it’s cool, yet hot, comedy scene!

Beat the Southern heat with Ralphie May on July 29-30 at the Comedy Zone. Ralphie’s comedic timing resulted in a standing ovation on the Tonight Show and his performance on the first season of NBC’s hit reality series “Last Comic Standing” propelled him into success. This show is for 18t audience members.

Also at the Comedy Zone on August1-2 is Dave Attell. Attell is the popular creator and host of Comedy Central’s travelogue series Insomniac with Dave Attell. Named one of Entertainment Weekly Magazine’s 25 Funniest People in America, Attell will be sure to get you chuckling. For 18 and older.

Family friendly giggling with a Southern dinner menu can be found at the IMPROV CHARLOTTE Comedy show at Upstage in Charlotte’s popular art district of NoDa. This most touted improve comedy troupe will perform their monthly comedy show on Friday, August 1. All ticket proceeds go to charity.

The Duke Energy Theater is offering some guffaws for mature audiences through August 2 with the funny “Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight”. The award winning farce is soon to be launched nationally as a television series. This entertaining bedroom comedy is best suited for mature audiences.

The Charlotte Comedy Theater offers an ensemble of comedians ready and willing to take on the hilarious unpredictability of improvised scenes and games. Shows are every Friday and Saturday night 8-9:30pm .

The always outstanding Funny or Die Oddball and Curiosity Festival has one of the best line ups of comedians offered at one venue. The PNC Music Pavilion will be hosting the comedy festival on Saturday, August 9 at 5:00pm. Scheduled to perform are: Louis CK, Aziz Ansari, Hannibal Buress, Chris Hardwick and more! The laughs will be nonstop!

The Levine Center: Knight Theater will host comedian Anjelah Johnson Live on Friday, August 15. This beautiful and hilarious Mexican Native American comedic actress will have you rolling in the aisle! Most famous for her characters on the MADtv sketch comedy series and making one of the most successful, viral comedy videos “Nail Salon”, Johnson’s stand-up routine is riotous!

Summertime is giggle time in Charlotte! The Queen City’s Southern summer is sizzling with sidesplitting stand up!

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BEAUTIFUL, BUSTLING BALLANTYNE IS NATIONALLY NEWSWORTHY July 11, 2014

 

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Ballantyne is a not only locally regarded as a wonderful place to live; recently, the 28277 zip code was nationally recognized as the Number 2 Most Moved-into Zip Code in the Country!

Welcomemat Services, a company that provides information to local businesses seeking to reach new residents with direct-mail packets, recently released a report revealing that the Ballantyne, specifically the 28277 area, had 594 move-ins from May 4 to May 31. Charlotte’s University Area ranked 6th in the country.

Welcomemat was originally founded in Ballantyne Corporate Park in 2003!

Ballantyne Corporate Park is one of the many reasons that this booming area of South Charlotte is so popular.

Ballantyne Corporate Park is a 535-acre office and business community. Beautifully designed by principal developer Bissell Companies, Ballantyne Corporate Park is home to multiple global, national and local headquarter operations, including Insurance giant MetLife. Surrounded by parks, restaurants, bike paths and neighborhoods, Ballantyne Corporate Park is nestled in as part of the Ballantyne community.

Ballantyne residents, both new and long immersed, are not surprised at the new ranking.

Ballantyne enjoys being known as an area to live, work and to play; often described as an Edge City. The South Charlotte Area, which includes Ballantyne, is highly respected, with 12 excellent public schools and a large selection of private school options. Being an Edge City not on a body of water, Ballantyne residents enjoy a full 360-degree choice of travel with the convenience of easy access to the 485 outer loop.

Proximity to Uptown, local hospitals, restaurants, shopping, greenways and schools creates a suburb that allows families the peace of tree-lined neighborhoods without giving up travel convenience to other bustling business and entertainment areas of the city.

There are over 30 restaurants at the main Ballantyne intersection and over 200 restaurants and retail stores within driving distance. Ballantyne is pedestrian and bike friendly, welcoming everyone out into the lovely Southern sunshine!

Ballantyne’s mid to high-range beautiful houses, townhomes and abundance of apartments are a fit for all life styles!

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CHARLOTTE SPLASHES INTO SUMMER July 2, 2014

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Charlotte is splashing into the lazy, hazy, beautiful days of a Southern summer!

A variety of water worlds and water activities are available within the Charlotte area ready to keep the entire family cool!

The U.S. Whitewater Center is the world’s largest manmade river! Rafting for all levels and flat-water activities, like kayaking and paddle boarding in the Catawba River, are great ways to involve the entire family in water activities. The Carolina summer breezes are available for landlubbers, including canopy tours, hiking, biking and zip lining.

The Great Wolf Lodge has plenty of splash room in its 80,000ft, comfortable 84-degree indoor water park! Approximately 30 minutes from Charlotte, this kid- coveted, magical destination includes thrilling slides for the adventure seekers and a zero-depth entry for the younger children and toddlers. Magiquest for battling dragons and Scoops Kid Spa for an ice cream-themed manicure are available for the water logged.

Ray’s Splash Planet is conveniently located in Charlotte’s fun Uptown! Ray’s offers a variety of water activities including the Vortex, a quick-current pool, and a three-story water slide. A lazy river, lap lanes for swimming and water sports round off the fun.

Carowind’s is a theme park destination for all thrill seekers! After all the roller coaster turbulence, riders can seek out the refreshing Boomerang Bay! This 60,000-gallon wave pool is for all ages and includes towering water slides and a lazy river.

Lake Norman is 520 miles of lake lover’s fun! Rent a boat or Jet Ski and cruise the water! Lake access is readily available, especially convenient through Lake Norman State Park, which allows fishing and a small beach for swimmers.

Lake Wylie is a manmade lake that can boast being in North AND South Carolina! Lake Wylie has 325 miles of shoreline, offering boating, fishing and swimming. Boat rentals are available. Anchor in one of the many coves and enjoy a relaxing time with friends and family!

Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the summertime! Enjoy the sunshine and beauty of a Charlotte summer by beating the heat in the many water activities available in the Queen City!

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