Marc Hoffman Trio To Perform During Historic Charlotte’s Preservation Awards Event

October 19, 2010 (CHARLOTTE, NC) – For the third year, the Marc Hoffman Trio will provide entertainment for Historic Charlotte, Inc.’s Annual Preservation Awards event, to be held this year on Thursday, October 21, from 6:30-10:30 p.m., in the new Mint Museum Uptown.


Led by composer/pianist/vocalist Marc Hoffman, the trio will include Terry Peoples on bass and Bill Scott on drums.


The event, now in its tenth year, is entitled “Blast for the Past.” Hoffman will perform tunes from Curioso, his new eclectic, all-original jazz CD released by Virillion Music, as well as other standards.


“Even though we’ve played for the Preservation Awards event before, this will be our first gig in the new Mint,” Hoffman said. “We’re really looking forward to it.”


The grand opening for the new Mint Museum Uptown, located at 500 South Tryon Street, was held on October 14.


Hoffman, a resident of nearby Salisbury, frequently performs solo gigs in Uptown Charlotte for the concert series at Founder’s Hall and the Hearst Plaza. He also performs in clubs, concerts, festivals and other public and private events with his trio or quartet. He recently headlined an event during the Old Town Blues & Jazz Festival in Rock Hill, SC. For more information on Marc Hoffman’s music, visit


Historic Charlotte, Inc. has been promoting history and preservation in the Greater Charlotte region since 1991. Tickets to the 10th Annual Blast for the Past Preservation Awards event are $70 for members and $75 for non-members. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to



About Marc Hoffman:


Composer/pianist/vocalist Marc Hoffman received his degree in composition from the North Carolina School of the Arts and studied film composition at USC. He also attended The Dartington International Summer School of Music in Devon, England. His composition teachers have included John Corigliano, Leo Arnaud, Neil Hefti, and Sherwood Shafffer. A member of BMI and the American Composer’s Forum, he is also founder and artistic director of the Salisbury School of Music. He lives in Salisbury with is wife, Anne, and their daughter August. For more information Marc Hoffman and his work, visit and He is also available on Facebook under Marc Hoffman Music.

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.