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Q: Any new changes on tap for the Creative Loafing Web site?



A: Well, just like America ushered in a change with the election of Barack Obama, Creative Loafing is presenting our own wave of change to our online edition.

OK, that's a little dramatic. But hey, everybody else is cashing in on Obama-mania. Why shouldn't we?!

At any rate, big new things are coming to new blogs, new Twitter feeds, new e-mail newsletters -- and most importantly a brand-new (and very pretty) design. And it all starts with CL's brand-new music site.

The new music site, which you can access by clicking on the "Music" tab on the left side of or via the URL, is the first salvo in a site-wide transformation that will slowly engulf the site on a weekly basis.

Unlike our old approach to covering music on the Web, the new music site provides almost moment-to-moment information about music in Charlotte and around the globe. The new music site pumps out updated content all day long -- written by CL's music editor Jeff Hahne, our music writers and music gurus from dozens of other media outlets. Along with that constant stream of articles, photos, text, and videos, we'll also be giving site visitors the chance to interact with us via our regular comment applications and a brand-new Twitter feed. Plus, we'll be offering visitors access to our much-lauded music blog Vibes, the brand-new nightlife blog Brittney Cason After Dark, our photo site QC After Dark, our vast and ever-growing collection of CD reviews, sound clips from our Homebrew CD series, links to music classifieds, and much, much more. All that -- and it looks waaaaaaaaayyyy better, too! (No more orange! Hooray!)

What the hell are you waiting for? Go check out the new music site already:

And like I said, this is just the beginning! Next week, you'll see another brand-new section and then more after that until the entire Web site is all-new and all-different!

Change is coming to CL ... stay tuned!

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