The Marc Hoffman Duo To Perform Twice at the Ritz-Carlton Charlotte

December 20, 2010 (CHARLOTTE, NC) – Recording artists Marc Hoffman and Terry Peoples will bring an eclectic blend of original jazz, pop, and current hits to the Ritz-Carlton Charlotte on Saturday, January 29, and Saturday, February 12, 2011, when the Marc Hoffman Duo performs in the Lobby Lounge from 9 p.m. until midnight.


The playlist for both performances will include tunes from Hoffman’s new CD “Curioso,” as well as a variety of hits by such artists as Elton John and Billy Joel.


“I’ve performed for private events at the Ritz-Carlton Charlotte many times,” Hoffman said. “I’m really looking forward to playing with Terry in the Lobby Lounge.”


A composer, pianist and vocalist, Hoffman frequently performs his original jazz and interpretations of standards and ballads for public music series in downtown Charlotte at Founders Hall and the Hearst Tower, as well as for exclusive private gatherings at the Ritz Carlton and City Club of Charlotte. Internationally renowned bassist Terry Peoples is a regular member of the Marc Hoffman Duo and Trio and provided bass accompaniment for “Curioso.”


The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte’s Lobby Lounge is a favorite gathering place for hotel guests and area residents. The hotel is located at 210 East Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. Phone: 704-547-2244.


For more information on the Marc Hoffman and his musicians, visit or contact Brandon Crumpton, Key Signature Entertainment, 704-249-5907.


About Marc Hoffman:


Marc Hoffman and his musicians offer a diverse range of styles and exceptional vocals to provide musical entertainment for any occasion, from a small gathering to a large celebration. They have performed nationally and internationally for music festivals, weddings, corporate events, university functions, and in jazz clubs. They have entertained crowds at the North Charleston Coliseum, Speedway Motorsports Inc., the Blumenthal Center, the Annual Old Town Blues & Jazz Festival, the Matthews Alive Festival, and the Grove Park Inn. The Marc Hoffman Trio has been the featured entertainment at Historic Charlotte’s Preservation Awards gala for the past two years. For more information visit

Midnight At The Mint with Mayberry Modernism

George Smart of Triangle Modernist Houses Speaks at Pecha

George Smart, founder/director, Triangle Modernist Houses

Kucha Night Charlotte.

September 27, 2010 (CHARLOTTE, NC) — When Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte cranks up its “V.7: Midnight at the Mint” event this Friday in the new Mint Museum at midnight, George Smart of Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH) will be there to speak on “Mayberry Modernism: Why North Carolina Is America’s Hotspot For Way Cool Houses.”

TMH is a Triangle-based non-profit organization that documents, promotes and helps preserve Modernist residential design.  Founder George Smart has spoken for Pecha Kucha Raleigh and Ignite Raleigh, an event very similar to Pecha Kucha.  In May he presented the longer version for the Historic Salisbury Foundation near Charlotte.

Pecha Kucha (PK) is a worldwide celebration that began in Tokyo in 2003. It is named for the Japanese term meaning “chit chat.” It offers 10 to 15 speakers the opportunity to present 20 images in 20 seconds, thus keeping the presentations concise and moving rapidly. PK and “Ignite” events are held every few months in both Raleigh and Charlotte.

Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte is part of the Mint Museum’s 24-hour Grand Opening at 500 South Tryon Street on Friday, October 1.  PK Charlotte will be held from 11:59 p.m. until 1:59 a.m. Saturday morning.  Admission to PK is free but there is a $10 entry fee to the Mint Museum.  The fee allows access to all the galleries and shows, as well as the 24-hour Grand Opening events and entertainment.

For more information on PK Charlotte, visit

For more information on Pecha Kucha in general, go to

For more information on Triangle Modernist Houses, visit

About Triangle Modernist Houses

Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH) is a 501C3 nonprofit established in 2007 to restoring and growing modernist architecture in the Triangle. The award-winning website, now the largest educational and historical archive for modernist residential design in America, continues to catalog, preserve, and advocate for North Carolina modernism. TMH also hosts popular modernist house tours several times a year, giving the public access to the Triangle’s most exciting residential architecture, past and present. These tours raise awareness and help preserve these “works of art” for future generations. Visit the website at TMH also has an active community on Facebook.