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Print Edition 2014-03-28 – QNotes

A Drag Queen Before Brunch: Lady Bunny

Famed queen comes to North Carolina in April

It’s well before Sunday brunch when I call legendary drag queen Lady Bunny. Although I’m still in my pajamas and she hasn’t brushed her teeth yet, she sounds ready for bottomless mimosas when she greets me on the phone with an exaggerated “Hellooooo!” and infectious giggle.

Boy George returns to reclaim his crown

After an almost 20 year absence from recording original material, and a history of substance abuse played out in the public arena, you might think that This Is What I Do (Kobalt), gay singer/songwriter Boy George’s return to recorded music might sound like, say, Marianne Faithfull’s Broken English. But, you’d be wrong

Our People: Q&A with Kode Brown

Assistant Manager, White Rabbit

Kode Brown, 28, works as the assistant manager of White Rabbit, where he’s worked since 2010. Believe it or not, he’s a Charlotte native (you don’t always see ‘em around!). He graduated from Providence High School in 2004. At White Rabbit, he’s in charge of a slew of tasks, including decorating the store’s front window and a new YouTube video series exploring the store’s offerings.

Prepare now: Pets and Carolina’s spring weather

Precious Pets

North Carolinians know that severe weather can strike at almost any moment. Spring is the main season for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in our state — that’s why March hosts “National Severe Weather Week”. It is important for all of us to pay attention to preparations now before the season starts and part of that preparation involves animals under our care.

Charlotte: College students volunteer time, talent

Carolinas News Notes

Eleven students from Central Michigan University were in the Queen City from March 10-14 at Campus Pride to volunteer their time as part of Alternative Breaks, a national program that gives school students an option for vacation and break time during the academic year. It is under the umbrella of Break Away, a national non-profit organization.