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Arts & Culture

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Wilma Theater
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James Ijames, a native of Bessemer City in Gaston County, won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for drama for his play "Fat Ham," an interpretation of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" that is set at a North Carolina barbecue.
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A lot of musicians are skipping the traditional path into the industry, and are going straight to their fans instead.
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PODCASTS

SouthBound, hosted by journalist Tommy Tomlinson, features conversations with notable Southerners from all walks of life – from artists to athletes to politicians.
Amplifier, a podcast hosted by Joni Deutsch, explores the Charlotte area music scene, including the artists, the venues and all those who work to bring music to the community.