Suburban Extended Stay Hotel
8615 Hankins Road
Charlotte, NC 28269
Phone: (704) 598-5445
Fax: (704) 598-3868
8615 Hankins Road , Charlotte, NC, US, 28269
- Phone: (704) 598-5445
- Fax: (704) 598-3868
October 25, 2014 12:00 PM
The James Madison Dukes represents the athletic programs and intercollegiate teams of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. An NCAA Division I school, the university competes in the Colonial Athletic Association and the Football Championship Subdivision. James Madison has a decorated athletic history and has won a slew of national titles in sports such as football (2004), field hockey (1994) and archery (1995). The university also supports men's and women's teams in baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, tennis, cross country, lacrosse and more.
October 25, 2014 12:00 PM
October 25, 2014 9:00 PM
Mali Music reveres and respects the power of his chosen art form. The singer, songwriter, and producer recognized musics impact at a very young age, treasuring it as a gift. At only eleven-years-old and without any formal training, he would get behind the keyboard at a local Savannah, GA church and play for hours in front of a packed house every single Sunday. For the young performer, it became about inciting physical, emotional, and spiritual change with nothing more than a beat, a melody, and a smile. I started making music so I could help put everyone at ease, he says. Each Sunday that I came into this building, people were crying, praying, and repenting. Life was realfor me. My creativity had to be sharp to consistently come up with songs on the spot that reflected the emotion of the room. I had a responsibility early on, and I realized music could make you cry, make you dance, or even change your life. Receiving Pro Tools and a computer as a gift for his fifteenth birthday, Mali divided his time between recording hundreds of songs in his bedroom and playing football at school. After casually making a MySpace page in 2008, he quickly developed a fervent following online. A flood of booking requests came in from around the country, and his statistics began to skyrocket. Fulfilling his fans appetite, he released his first independent album, The Coming, selling out the pre-orders from his familys garage. Over the next year, he started playing sold out shows across the country leading up to the release of his sophomore effort The 2econd Coming in 2009. However, 2011 saw underground R&Bs best kept secret get out.Delivering a seismic performance at the BET Music Awards on the Music Matters stage, Mali effectively got the entire industry talking. He found himself meeting with superstar Akon the next morning as other executives clamored to learn more about this burgeoning phenomenon. He finally found the right home in 2013 though, signing to Mark Pitts ByStorm Entertainment label at RCA Records, the home of Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Miguel. After another earthshaking BET Music Awards performance and his Essence Music Festival debut that year, the mainstream wholeheartedly embraced Malis undeniable and uplifting blend of soulful R&B, invigorating hip-hop, and inspiring lyricism.He goes on, I wanted to earn respect as an artist from the world before I proclaim thistriumphant message. I wanted to give everybody an introduction to who I am. Ive got a beautiful story to tell. There have been struggles, and there have been victories. The whole time, there was always song. Thats how you get Mali Music.Youll get it after one listen to his full-length major label debut, Mali Is... Carried by his impressive vocal range and dynamic production, the album harkens back to what he refers to as the times of Stevie Wonder and the age of Aretha Franklin.Mali affirms, Im like a refresh button. Im here to bring the power back to the person with the songs. Its about quality music, and it has to be distinguished, strong, and absolute.The same could be said for the collections first single Beautiful. Written and co- produced by Mali as well as Jerry Wonder Duplessis and Arden Altino, the track glides from an energetic verse into a heavenly refrain that instantly shines and soarsliving up to its title. This song is for those people who never stopped believing and always saw me for who I was, he reveals. Its a letter to the ones in your life who were there when you were nothing, they were there when you became something, and they were there when you lost everything you had again. Its a tribute to everybody who helped me become who I am. Theyre truly beautiful, and I needed to say it.Then, theres Ready Aim, which sees Mali nod to his hip-hop influences like Outkast and Drake with intricate and irresistible rapping. Im living my life, continues the artist. Im on this track, and I cant get off. Its like Im on a train at full speed. Anybody can fire whatever they want at me, but you cant shoot me down. This one is like a fuel injector.It gives you that boost so you know you can accomplish your dreams.Mali is living proof of that. With his dedication and vision, hes about to tap into musics power like never before with Mali Is...I want to inspire others to inspire, he concludes. Its not just about surviving, paying your taxes, doing what you do to pay rent, and calling that life. Its about living, thriving, and prospering. Its about following those pure and innate impulses to realize your full potential. I hope I can be the key to unlock that in somebody listening.
October 25, 2014 8:00 PM
Todd Snider is a singer/songwriter from Portland who combines country and folk music to create his Americana sound. While holding a residency at the Daily Planet Club in Memphis in the 1980s, he caught the attention of musician Keith Sykes, who invited him to open shows for Jimmy Buffet's Coral Reefer Band. He released his 1994 debut album Songs for the Daily Planet, and two subsequent albums with the MCA label before switching to Oh Boy Records and then landing with the major label New Door Records. His 2006 album The Devil You Know, was critically acclaimed and made several Top Albums lists for the year. Snider released an autobiographical double-disc live album, The Storyteller, in 2011 that chronicles his career and reveals narratives that affected his musical style.
October 25, 2014 10:45 PM
Steve Poltz is a Canadian-born folk singer/songwriter based in San Diego whose success as a founding member of the indie rock band The Rugburns was somewhat overshadowed by his work with famed folk pop singer Jewel during the late 1990s. Poltz would release several critically-acclaimed albums after his debut album One Left Shoe was released in 1998, which, in conjunction with his work with Jewel and The Rugburns, earned him the title of "San Diego's Most Influential Artist of the Decade" at the 2000 San Diego Music Awards.
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Based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, but incorporating musical elements from cultures around the world, The Ragbirds is a female-fronted quintet. Since forming in 2005, the group has steadily expanded its roots rock-style sound to include influences from Middle Eastern, Celtic, Latin and African music, producing what the band calls "global groove." With an extensive touring schedule that includes performances at multiple jam band festivals, The Ragbirds has grown its fan base across the US.
October 25, 2014 12:30 PM
October 25, 2014 12:00 PM
XPLORE is a team-based adventure race through the city for athletes and fun-seekers of all ability levels. Teams can travel on foot or use public transit as they race to various locations around the city, solve clues, and interact with locals to complete wild challenges along the way. XPLORE combines the energy of a Fun Run, with the physical demand of a 5k obstacle race, the strategy of an intense game of chess, and the social interaction of a city-wide party! Please be aware that XPLORE is a high-tech race, and teams may be required to utilize or submit pictures and/or video via the internet, apps, email, or text messaging on race day. Make sure someone on your team has a device with these capabilties before registering. For more info about the race and answers to Frequently Asked Questions check out www.XploreRace.com
October 25, 2014 8:00 PM
Hailing from Liberal, KS singer/songwriter Jerrod Niemann is a country music artist who got his start in the early 2000s. Inspired by both honky tonk and pop music, he self-released two albums with a modern country rock sound before signing with the Sea Gayle label, a subdivision of Arista Nashville records, and dropping his first number one country hit "Lover, Lover." The track was the lead single off of his 2010 album Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury, which peaked at number 13. Niemann released his second studio album Free the Music, in 2012.
October 25, 2014 7:00 PM
Carlos Mencia, superstar/stand-up comedian, is undoubtedly one of today's most lauded entertainers and feared comics. Whether it is man-on-the-street interviews, studio comedy, commercial parodies, or nationwide sold-out tours, Mencia demonstrates an extraordinary ability to connect with a diverse audience.He has starred on 'In Living Color', 'The Arsenio Hall Show', 'Moesha' and 'An Evening at the Improv'. He was also featured in the independent films, 'Outta Time' and '29 Palms' and starred in guest spots on 'The Shield' and 'The Bernie Mac Show', among others. Mencia remained busy and after the success of his solo dvd, 'Carlos Mencia: Not For The Easily Offended', 'Mind of Mencia' went into development. The show was an instant hit and after the first season, Comedy Central signed Mencia back for his own original stand-up special, 'Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached'. The special was the first Comedy Central Stand-up Special DVD to achieve Platinum sales status.
October 25, 2014 9:30 PM
Carlos Mencia is a comedian who is primarily known for his tendency to include themes of race, class, economic standing and criminal behavior into his stand up routine. Born in Honduras, the 17th of 18 children, Mencia quickly developed a barbed vocal inflection to defend himself against his older siblings. After moving to Los Angeles, Mencia continued to develop his harsh criticisms of the world at large, oftentimes finding that his words would get him into trouble. After studying engineering at California State University, Los Angeles for a period, he would ultimately drop out to pursue a career in stand up comedy. At hit on the Los Angeles scene, Mencia would ultimately gain international fame for his material and TV show that appeared on Comedy Central from 2005 to 2008.