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April 30, 2011 – QNotes

More than just a ladies’ night

Charlotte’s FemmeFest 2011 promises a fun, fundraising celebration for all to enjoy

Out lesbian and former Christian music star will perform a this year’s FemmeFest. Photo Credit: Eye Photography. As a booking agent for The Evening Muse, Lea Pritchard worked very hard to bring in a diverse collection of artists and musicians. After noticing a female presence in each of the bands during a show one night, …

Help pets beat the summer heat

National animal protection society provides tips allowing you and your pet to safely enjoy summertime fun

Most pet owners love their animals so much they want to take them everywhere and summer is a great time to frolic together in the backyard or to hit the road for a fun vacation.

Meet Mecklenburg’s ‘Top Dog’

Local pet gets winning honors

Bella DeLaura, a four-and-a-half-year-old miniature dachshund, has been chosen as winner of Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department’s 2011 Top Dog Photo Contest. The winning photo shows Bella suspended in mid-air as she runs and jumps in a grass field. Bella is owned by Jessica DeLaura of Charlotte.

Spots for Spot

Check out the best dog-friendly places in your Charlotte neighborhood

Looking for a great place to take your pup out for a night on the town? Search no more! We’ve got you covered. Check out these great places we’ve found in a few of Charlotte’s most “pet-friendly” neighborhoods. The Wine Vault 9009-L J.M. Keynes Dr. 704-548-9463 headwino.com Located just across from UNC Charlotte’s campus in …

Beyond the music

Beloved musical ‘RENT’ makes an anticipated return to the Queen City

Billy Ensley, the lead director of Theatre Charlotte’s upcoming production of “RENT,” has been performing professionally since he was a child and dove into directing and choreographing about 10 years ago. According to Ensley, taking on the task of directing a powerful work like “RENT” was an easy yes for him.

Anti-gay leader ‘deserves pie’

News Notes: Beyond the Carolinas

At a Congressional hearing on “Defending Marriage” in the Subcommittee on the Constitution, GetEQUAL, a national LGBT rights organization using direct action and nonviolent civil disobedience tactics, presented Maggie Gallagher, one of those testifying at the hearing and the board chair of the National Organization for Marriage, with the inaugural “Anita Bryant Award for Unbridled and Unparalleled Bigotry.”

Triad: Lesbian documentary to be screened

News Notes: Carolinas

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s MFA Media Studies students will present thesis works as part of their requirements for the program on May 5, 7-9 p.m., at the Weatherspoon Auditorium. A pre-screening reception begins at 6 p.m.

Western: ALFA holds awards reception

News Notes: Carolinas

ALFA, during its observance of National Volunteer Week, bestowed awards on a number of people who “went beyond the call of duty,” Community Outreach Manager Linda Sheehan said.