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he value of art can’t be measured. Whether it’s music, poetry, graphic design, theater or paintings — art adds so much to our lives every day. Monthly art walks are big events in Charleston. It’s a great way for artists to show off their latest works. And it’s always a great way to network with other like-minded people. This month’s art walk seems bigger than usual, so I gave it some extra space in this issue. Also, what many people might not realize is that you can set up reasonable payment plans at a lot of the galleries if you want something. Be sure to ask for that option because I encourage all of you to support local galleries. — Marcus

Daniel Island Farmers Market

3-6 P.M. // TODAY // FAMILY CIRCLE TENNIS CENTER Today marks the opening of the 2010 Daniel Island Farmers Market at the Family Circle Tennis Center, 161 Seven Farms Drive. The market will run every Thursday through September 30. Growers from throughout the region will operate booths, area artisans will display their works and hometown talent will perform each week, including this week’s guest, the Daniel Island Hip Hoppers. Several farmers will be on-site selling their produce, including organic items. Treats for you and the dog will be available from food vendors, including The Boot Italian eatery, Good Dog Hot Dogs, Miss Tula’s Dog Treats, Fresh Pickle Works and Mr. Koolie, to name a few. Applications and information are available at www.danielislandfarmersmarket.com or call 971-9816.

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6-9 P.M. // TODAY // THE REAL ESTATE STUDIO Charleston Kids With Cameras, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering creativity and expression in Charleston’s inner-city youths, will have its end-of-season party at The Real Estate Studio of Dunes Properties, 214 King St. The organization has developed educational programs using mentors with specific writing, photographic and videographic skills to teach students the fundamentals of these art forms. There are about 30 works by area children on display through May 16. Many of the young artists and their mentors are expected to attend the May 6 reception. For information about the organization or find out how to help, visit www. charlestonkidswithcameras.org. Call 722-5618 for information on the party.

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8:30 A.M.-5 P.M. // SATURDAY // BRITTLEBANK PARK Make sure you go the annual Charleston Dragon Boat Festival. The free festival is at Brittlebank Park and features 66 teams from the Lowcountry, Pawleys Island and Charlotte. And it’s all a benefit for cancer survivor wellness programs of Dragon Boat Charleston and the Roper St. Francis Cancer Center. Call 224-4895 for information or visit www.dragonboatcharleston.org.

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Campus Rhythm will be having its launch party at 6-8 p.m. at Aster Hall. Campus Rhythm is an online textbook broker that allows students to set their own prices and sell their textbooks to other students across the country through an automated system. Headquartered in Charleston, Campus Rhythm was founded in 2008 by Chairman and CEO Brandon Rivers, a native of Charleston. Visit www. campusrhythm.net. Aster Hall is at 481 King St. Live music will be provided by Chris Dodson.

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Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. 1001 Everglades Ave. The free event will feature School of the Arts faculty. For more information, call 953-5927 or e-mail music@ cofc.edu.

THURSDAY, TUESDAY, 5/11 5/13 Here Be Books & Games, 4650 Ladson Rd. Suite I, in Summerville, is holding its semi-annual $1 book sale through May 15. Hundreds of books will be on sale for 50 cents to $1. Stock up for summer reading. Call 695-1498.

See Karan Casey at the Simmons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip St. She’s recorded five solo albums, has won Best Irish Female Vocalist twice, Best Irish Folk Album and a Grammy for her collaboration with Paul Winter. Visit www.karancasey. com for more info or call 881-3780 for tickets.

WEDNESDAY, CORRECTION 5/12 Visit the fifth annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition at North Charleston Riverfront Park. The 11-month exhibition features 13 artists displaying large-scale sculpture. The North Charleston Riverfront Park is at

EDITOR’S NOTE: Scenester is all about you. TCM old movies with my Pomeranian minnie. Think of it as our “reader of the issue.” Want to FAVORITE EVENT IN CHARLESTON AND be a scenester? E-mail us at scene@postandcou- WHY: Charleston Fashion Week of course! I love rier.com. the feeling of inspiration the event brings, and working with Ayoka Lucas is always inspiring. It JOB: Freelance makeup artist and hairstylist for was an honor to have helped create/direct the print/TV/film very first hair and makeup tent,and work with SONG THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOU: WOW. I all of the gorgeous models, talented designers, love music, so that’s a real hard one. Probably and stylists. the “Sex and the City” movie theme song. Its TALENTS/HOBBIES: When I’m not doing hair fun. OR “Flashing Lights” by Kanye West. and make-up, I’m usually shopping for it! I’m ON A SATURDAY NIGHT, YOU ARE USUALLY: always on the lookout for new products. I love Probably on location/preparing for a shoot, or to paint, and have always collected antiques. recovering from traveling. But if I’m off, I love to Traveling is also a passion of mine. Anything go out to dinner, dance and catch up with evthat inspires creativity and imagination. eryone I’ve missed. If I’m super-exhausted, it’s BEST THING ABOUT CHARLESTON: It’s home.

The tour of Aisle Style: 150 Years of Wedding Fashion at Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St., is the first Thursday of the month. The tours are free with general admission ($10/adults, $5/children, under 3 free) or free for museum members. Call 722-2996.

Worst thing about Charleston: I think everyone who shoots in the summer time will agree with me: THE BUGS, and THE HUMIDITY! FAVORITE BOOK: Dream Dictionary- I love looking up the meanings and interpretations for fun. IN LOVE?:Yes. there’s two of them. My first love has always been my career, and I have an awesome someone who respects and supports my passion for it. I’m a lucky girl! IF YOUR FRIENDS DESCRIBED YOU IN ONE WORD, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: Focused.-(that’s what I got texted back in response :) ) HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF, IN ONE WORD: Driven

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o matter how good an argument you lay out for somebody, they still think you’re crazy. To willingly run from Columbia to Charleston — and not even at gunpoint — in this era of cars, buses and bikes just doesn’t compute to most people. But throw in 11 people you work with, a stuffed animal horse named Herbert and a minivan filled with enough B.O. to rob a bank and you realize, hey, wait a minute, maybe they’re right. Nonetheless, on Friday and Saturday last week, 12 Post and Courier colleagues (me being one of them) competed in the inaugural Palmetto 200, a 200-mile relay race that took us on a circuitous route through the some of the more colorful back roads of South Carolina. Which is really just a nice way of saying we all got in touch with our inner redneck. Anyway, to say I had a good time would be an understatement. Or, more accurately, a lie. Just kidding. The relay race was so much fun I might even consider thinking about doing it next year. The reason being: It had very little to do with run-

Being a kid again. One of the runners in my group said this experience was much like going on a high school field trip. I think she nailed it perfectly. A bunch of random people who wouldn’t normally be caught dead with one another doing something that’s only fun by comparison to what they should be doing instead. Yep. Sounds about right.

in the eye and say with a straight face, “Sorry guys, but my next run might have to come a little early.”

Sacrifice. Just because you like to warm up before every run to a little Backstreet Boys doesn’t mean your teammates want to do the same. Which is exactly why I ning and more to with ... invited Donnie Wahlberg to be a guest on our van. I People skills. mean, who can say no to Think about it this way: one of America’s leading sex Inside jokes. You’re trapped in a van I’d tell you how much Her- symbols? with five other tired, sweaty bert the Horse meant to us people (we broke up into Finishing. two groups of six) for almost or how, when we all do our Who cares who wins? two days. It’s inevitable that best, anything’s possible, but it would only make you That’s what individual each one of you is going events are for. Relay runs are think we’re weirder than to have a different idea of about making friends, sharwe already are. Word? Yes, what should be playing on ing experiences and figuring I agree. the radio, what you should out a way to bury the one have for dinner, why Bryce guy who wouldn’t ever shut Relinquishing your dignever seems to stop talking, up without the cops getting and “Oh, my God. Who did nity. When your personal space involved. that?” So it’s kind of imporbecomes one-third of a tant that you all figure out bench seat in the very back a way to get along or else Bryce Donovan wishes somebody’s going to be run- of a Dodge Grand Caravan, he could have spent a little it’s just a matter of time ning more than just their more quality time at the before that triple cheese bur- hatchery waterfowl manageassigned legs. rito you had after your secment boat landing in Cross. ond leg is going to tell your Wildlife. Reach him at 937-5938 or stomach, “You know what? During my three individbdonovan@postandcourier. It’s been fun but I really ual legs I saw roughly two com. For more, check out should be hitting the road.” his blog “The Bryce is Write” dozen different species of When that time comes, the animals. Possums, snakes, or follow him on Twitter at only thing you can do is squirrels, mystery rodents. www.twitter.com/brycelook your van mates directly donovan. Some were even still alive.


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hile her Super Bowl commercial may have been more surprising overall, her performance in “The Proposal” was great because she got more screen time. Apparently, she’s been busy, but just not on my radar. From 2006-09, she had a recurring role on “The Bold and the Beautiful,” and over the past decade or so, she’s collected tons of acting credits on various TV shows from “My Name is Earl” to the “Friends” spinoff, “Joey.” She even went to the recent White House Correspondents’ Dinner as Katie Couric’s guest. After the Super Bowl, a 29year-old guy in San Antonio set up a Facebook page (of course) calling for White to

getting the host job, but who knows what comedy bits will be played. White will be the oldest host of “Saturday Night Live” yet, beating out both “Rosemary’s Baby” actress Ruth Gordon and Miskel Spillman, who each hosted the show at 80. Spillman won a contest in 1977 to host the show with Elvis Costello get on “SNL,” according to as the musical guest. USA Today. And, as many I think she’ll always be best Facebook efforts have, the page took off. Right now, the known from her role as Rose page has more than 500,000 on “The Golden Girls.” But fans — more than “Saturday that’s not a bad thing. Obviously, I wasn’t ever Night Live’s” page has. the target demographic “SNL” invited White to for the show since I wasn’t host, and this time she aceven born when it debuted, cepted. She’s turned down but growing up, I faithfully offers to host before, USA watched reruns of older Today reported, but there’s no backing out this Saturday. shows from “The Honeymooners” to “I Love Lucy.” Jay-Z is the musical guest. Promos for this weekend’s And “The Golden Girls” still is entertaining almost 20 show feature White joking years after it went off the air. about being a cougar and

The show and its characters were likable and believable. I was slightly partial to Estelle Getty’s character, Sophia, but White has always been to me the most recognizable of the four Golden Girls. She’s one of those actresses who I think brings a smile to your face every time you see her on screen. Whenever I’ve seen her, she’s been funny, spunky and wholesome. And, most of all, like her character on “The Golden Girls,” she seems to embrace whatever age she is and love whatever she’s doing. Whatever White does with “SNL” will be entertaining and enjoyable. And for “SNL’s” Mother Day show, who better to host than the woman whom “SNL” creator-producer Lorne Michaels calls “the mother of us all in comedy.”

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teve Simon is at it again. Last time, the newly arrived music entrepreneur staged a terrific, one-night blues festival; and now he’s putting up a different kind of show at the same venue, the Charleston Music Hall. The inaugural Charleston Jazz Festival is scheduled for 8 p.m. May 8. Headlining the bill is award-winning saxophonist Kim Waters, a longtime popular instrumentalist who knows his way around the jazz block. Working with Waters will be R&B vocalist Kenny Lattimore, a favorite around here for many years now. Waters is the quintessential urban smooth jazz performer. That is, his music is hip, accessible and sensual. Check out the titles of some of his recent CDs on Shanachie: “Love’s Melody” (1998), “One Special Moment” (1999), “From The Heart” (2001), “Someone to Love You” (2002), “In the Name of Love” (2004), “All For Love” (2005), “You Are My Lady” (2007) and “I Want You: Love in the Spirit of Marvin” (2008). His current project, “Love Stories,” is Waters’ 16th recording as a leader and ninth CD for Shanachie.

Kim Waters is in town to celebrate Mother’s Day. Jazz Times magazine says, “Kim Waters is simply one of the best saxophonists on the planet.” The Washington Post writes, “Kim Waters has a flair for composing seductive melodies.” With Lattimore, who also sings on “Love Stories,” on board, Saturday’s show should be especially sexy. Steve said, “Having Kim Waters and Kenny Lattimore on stage together pairs

the ‘Pied Piper’ of smooth jazz with one of the greatest R&B singers of all time. This is going to be an evening of hot, steamy jazz.” Waters and Lattimore are touring the world together and they have named the show The Kim Waters 20th Anniversary Urban Jazz and Classic Soul Concert. Kim says of his art, “My music is smooth jazz with a twist of urban and traditional overtones. I re-

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Waters is an excellent illustration of the fact that many smooth players are proficient in the other forms as well. Other performers who use that approach who have been here in recent years include Kirk Whalum, Chris Botti and Boney James. Like Waters, they are amazing players who have deliberately chosen the contemporary genre to work in. Opening will be local violin prodigy Daniel Davis, one of Steve Simon’s favorite discoveries since coming to Charleston. Daniel is billed as a 20-year-old hip-hop-inspired jazz violinist who has become one of the hottest stars in the Lowcountry’s music scene. Steve said, “Our audience is in for a huge surprise when they see Daniel D perform with his own band for the very first time.” He usually works solo with tracks, he said. Steve wanted to acknowledge Mother’s Day with this show. “Mother’s Day is about honor and love and it gives me great pleasure to honor my new hometown by sharing my love for jazz with everyone,” he said. Tickets to the event are $35 and can be purchased at etix.com or by calling 1800-514-3849, ext. 2. For more information, go to charlestonjazzfestival. com or contact Steve Simon at stevesimonlive@yahoo. com or at 340-643-6475.

You’ll get to see some good jazz at Mccrady’s on May 28. NYC/CHS in town May 28. Lee’s band opens the Jazz Artists of Charleston Jazz Series, Upstairs at McCrady’s. The series is a part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. While John doesn’t enjoy wide, popular name recog-

nition, he is, by all accounts, a fabulous musician. His eclectic style meshes well with Lee’s approach to music. Quentin Baxter is also in the band. There should be some surprises inside some great music as these mavericks come together to kick

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off the annual series. Tickets can be purchased at thejac.org or by calling 641-0011. Jack McCray, author of “Charleston Jazz,” can be reached at jackjmccray@aol. com.

Saxophonist John Ellis was the subject of Philip Booth’s column in the April issue of JazzTimes. It’s a very interesting piece with lots of insights into the musician’s musician and his art. He and his band, Double-Wide, kicked off Jazz Fest in New Orleans this year. Go to jazztimes.com. I thought it would be of interest here in Charleston because John, who is based in Brooklyn, N.Y., is joining Charleston guitarist Lee Barbour’s band, Station

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(www.thesartorialist.blogspot. com) is a comprehensive look at contemporary style in cities such as New York, Milan and Paris. It’s not necessarily the latest trends that draw his eye but individual style. Schuman’s subjects all share that enviable trait of looking at ease in their clothes. As much as I love the examples of female style on his blog, it’s the men who really bring it. Exquisitely tailored in everything from bespoke three-piece suits to a crisp oxford shirt with a tie and a belted skirt, they are dazzling. A book, “The Sartorialist,” was Please see STYLE, Page 16F


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Thumbs Up Since the Afghanistan and Iraq wars began nearly nine years ago, Lowcountry pro wrestling fans always got a bonus Christmas present. For a number of years, World Wrestling Entertainment would come to the North Charleston Coliseum every December to tape either “Monday Night Raw” or “Smackdown!” the two most popular television shows. After the TV tapings, the

Americana during the holiday season. But 2009 was the first time in many years that WWE did not use the CAFB to head to the Middle East, leaving many fans wondering when there might be another TV taping in Charleston, shows that typically offer more pyrotechnics and storyline-drama than nonWWE Superstars would televised events. then head to the Charleston That question was anAir Force Base where our swered with satisfaction military would fly them to last week when the WWE either Afghanistan or Iraq returned to the North to tape the company’s anCharleston Coliseum to tape nual “Tribute to the Troops” “Smackdown!” TV specials, bringing our Those who didn’t go can soldiers overseas a slice of see what kind of mayhem

went down in our own backyard when the programs airs 8-10 p.m. Friday on WMMP-TV.

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As for other beatings going down in the Lowcountry, I used to really love going to see professional boxing once a month at the now defunct “The Plex” in North Charleston. Seeing professional bouts in what was really just one giant bar, was always a real hoot, where enjoying a cocktail or a cigar was the perfect way to enjoy a fight. With The Plex gone, I believe boxing promoters have held a number of successful shows at the Omar Shriners Temple at Patriot’s Point. To my knowledge, however, monthly bouts are not held on the regular basis they used to be. For

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f South Carolina were to ever nominate someone to be the state’s musical ambassador to the rest of the world, there is any number of well-known musicians who might get the call. I would cast my vote for Danielle Howle. Since emerging from the Columbia music scene in the early ’90s with the band Lay Quiet Awhile, Howle has proven herself to be one of the more unusual Palmetto State musicians. Howle has released several wellreceived solo albums, most recently “Swamp Sessions,” and has performed on the same bill with artists who include Bob Dylan,

if you go WHAT: An Evening With Shawn Colvin and Danielle Howle, presented by The Bridge at 105.5 FM. WHEN: 8 p.m. Tonight. WHERE: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. COST: All tickets are $38.50, purchased through Etix.com (Plus convenience and/or handling fees). Also available at Cat’s Music, Monster Music or by calling 800-514-3849. MORE INFO: www.shawncolvin.com

Ani DiFranco, Indigo Girls and Sam Bush. Tonight, Howle can add Shawn Colvin to that list, as she opens for Colvin at the Charleston Music Hall. As anyone who has seen Howle perform live knows, she is a bundle of energy who rarely

stands still and whose betweensong banter is always as memorable as her songs. Howle took some time out from her busy schedule to talk about opening for Colvin, wearing a Please see HOWLE, Page 15F

Laura Reed and Yonrico Scott Tonight at The Pour House

Beneath a sultry stream of soul lies a sense of sincerity in Laura Reed’s voice that adds a refreshing tone of humility to the South African/American South raised singer. Much like the vocal style of obvious influence Erykah Badu, Reed has mended the rift between tenderness and provocativeness in her voice. Reed joined forces with the band Deep pocket three years ago and together the group enjoyed a considerable amount of success around the country having played with such notable acts as George Clinton, Sam Bush, Larry Jackson (Earth, Wind and Fire) and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. As of last December, Reed and the members of Deep Pocket announced they will no longer be performing together all the time because of various side projects, but Reed will continue performing the group’s songs and frequent collaborations as a whole are expected. Opener Yonrico Scott has spent nearly three decades building a career as world-renowned drummer and percussionist. As a teen, Scott became interested in R & B music and eventually received his bachelor’s degree in performance percussion from the University of Kentucky. He then went on to lend his talents to such artists as Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Chuck Berry and even M.C. Hammer. Scott proved himself as more than just a drummer when he teamed up with the Derek Trucks Band as the band’s drummer and co-songwriter. But it’s Scott’s own project that allows his talent to shine the most. The Yonrico Scott Band performs a wonderful arrangement of smooth jazz, funk and jam band. The Yonrico Scott Band and Laura Reed & Deep Pocket will appear tonight at The Pour House,

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Well-known S.C. musician earns respected reputation

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ten songs for Jason Aldean and Keith Gattis as well 1977 Maybank Hwy. Tickas releasing three singles ets are $10 at the door or of his own. Brice’s biggest online at www.etix.com break, however, came that Call 571-4343 or visit www. same year when he co-wrote charlestonpourhouse.com Garth Brooks’ hit “More for more information. Visit Than a Memory.” www.yonricoscott.net for Now it seems that 2010 more information on Yonwill be another big year for rico Scott. Brice. His debut album is set to release in June behind an already successful single in “Love Like Crazy.” MeanSaturday at The Music while, Tim McGraw’s latest single “Still,” a song coFarm written by Brice, is steadily Lee Brice has made a career climbing the charts. out of the unexpected. The Brice will perform Satur30-year-old Sumter native day at the Music Farm, 32 first rippled the pool of loAnn St., with Nick Norman. cal interest when he earned Tickets are $12 in advance, a football scholarship to $15 the day of the show and Clemson University, a career are available online at www. which ended prematurely etix.com or at the door. Visit after an arm injury. www.musicfarm.com for He then shifted his focus more information about the from football to music and show. began finding work as a Visit www.leebrice.com for songwriter. more information on Lee By 2007, Brice had co-writ- Brice.

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Skye Paige admits that she started playing guitar at age 15 to pick up guys. “I wasn’t the most attractive girl on the block,” she quipped. “I started playing with the guys in my neighborhood, just trying to be cool.” Things are going much differently now for the rising Charleston star. Aside from her performances with Bizarre Burlesque, a local vintage strip-tease group, she’s been rocking out her new album, “Whole Lotta Woman,” with her band, The Original Recipe. The four-piece outfit has notions of country twang and subtle blues influences, all spearheaded by Paige’s witty lyrics and crisp, timeless voice. The album primarily focuses on botched relationships, but it’s not a downer. The subject matter keeps the listener amused and engaged. Skye Paige and The Original Recipe has their official CD release show at Home Team BBQ in West Ashley on Friday with Dash Rip Rock. Vocalist Bill Davis of Dash Rip Rock recorded Skye’s album and co-wrote two of the album’s songs with her and another fellow musician, John Preble. She also will perform today on 105.5 The Bridge at 3:30 p.m. I caught up with Paige this week to get the skinny on The Original Recipe. Q: What were your influences behind this album? A: Well, mainly, manbashing. I hate to be like this, but love lost. To me, that kind of thing gets my emotions working. I went through a divorce, and at the time, I decided that I was going to do what I was going to do, and no one was going to stop me. Q: What’s the lowdown on the album release?

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producer hat and appearing on an episode of “Army Wives.” Q: How did the show with Shawn Colvin come about? A: To my knowledge, someone at The Bridge at 105.5 requested that they get a local act on the bill, one that was played on the station. Q: Are you a fan of Colvin’s music? A: Yes I am. I’m really you make it and make mon- looking forward to the show ey, that’s awesome, but I just for a lot of reasons. It never really love doing it. I’ve been hurts to open up for somedoing it my whole life. one you respect, and it never Q: Where does all your hurts to live in a community country twang come from? where people support local A: My dad was really into artists. outlaw country back in the Q: Have you ever seen early ’80s. I remember goColvin play before? ing camping with him and A: I have. I saw her on the sitting around and listening Cayamo Cruise. It’s this to these songs all the time. great cruise that has a bunch When I lived in Atlanta, of awesome singers and I was really into the blues songwriters along to perscene there, and my ex-hus- form, and Shawn was one of band was a phenomenal the performers. blues musician. I’m really Q: What else is going on into the blues and the rocka- with you these days? billy thing. That’s someA: I am producing a band thing I’ve grown to love on called Ten Toes Up in my own. Myrtle Beach. I love them.

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Skye Paige and the Original Recipe will release its debut album, “Whole Lotta Woman,” Friday at Home Team BBQ in West Ashley.

more info MEMBERS: Skye Paige (slide guitar/vocals), Mike Dumas (bass), Patrick Queen (drums) and Bradley MacLean (lead guitar). WEBSITE: www.skyepaige.com. SEE THEM: 9 p.m. Friday at Home Team BBQ, 1205 Ashley River Road, with Dash Rip Rock.

A: I’ve recorded three other CDs with other bands, but this is my first CD where it’s all me. Two of the songs are co-written by Bill Davis and John Preble. I wrote two of the songs with them, but

this is my first all-original Skye Paige CD. It’s going to be digitally distributed, and I’ll sell some at my shows and at the local record stores. I want to get it out there and have some fun. If

They’re really good, and I think people are going to enjoy their music. I also produced the latest album by the band A Fragile Tomorrow. Those guys are really cool. I love them so much. They’re just good to be around. Good people. Q: Is producing something you want to do more of down the road? A: It depends. I couldn’t take on a project whose music I didn’t like. I’m a professional song lover, not a professional producer. I would like to do more, but I don’t think it’s something I’ll be doing a lot of. Then again, I never thought I would be producing two records in the same year. It’s exciting for me. I love to be challenged. Q: You recently appeared on an episode of the cable series “Army Wives.” Tell us a bit about that experience. A: I was in a scene playing one of the band members for John Ondrasik, the guy from Five For Fighting. It was a really interesting day, and it was a lot of fun. I think it airs in June.


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MMJ and Preservation Hall Jazz Band give thrilling show

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My Morning Jacket lead singer Jim James and the band played April 28 at the Family Circle Cup Stadium.

With a lineup that included sousaphone and clarinet Special to The Post players, the band was joined and Courier late in the set by MMJ’s lead singer Jim James, who sang he first time I saw My along with the band through Morning Jacket (MMJ) a megaphone for a couple of was at the Bonnaroo music songs. The rest of MMJ came festival in 2004, when the out on stage for the opening band played in the middle act’s final song, each MMJ of a thunderstorm that inmember playing a percussion cluded a tornado warning. instrument. I was amazed at the energy Preservation Hall Jazz Band coming off the stage at that show, and was halfway con- recently released a CD, “Preservation,” which features the vinced that the band itself may have had something to band performing with artists that include Ani DiFranco, do with the wild weather. Andrew Bird and Tom Waits. The last time the band If you were at the show and performed in Charleston, liked what you heard from the in November of 2006 at the openers, then you definitely now-defunct Plex venue, those who turned out for that need to pick that CD up. James is one of those musishow were treated to a light show that rivaled Pink Floyd, cians who doesn’t mind tryand a lead singer who seemed ing new things, be it a new musical sound or wearing a genuinely concerned with formal cape onstage. putting on a great show. That is how James rolls, or Folks who attended at least how he was rolling Wednesday night’s show Wednesday night. As the at the Family Circle Cup band took to the stage, James Stadium on Daniel Island definitely got a great concert appeared in a black cape and started off the show with experience, one even better “Tonight I Want to Celebrate than the Plex show. with You” and “At Dawn.” With the sun still out and The crowd let out an apthe crowd filtering into the preciative roar during the stadium, show openers the Preservation Hall Jazz Band opening strains of “Gideon,” a track from MMJ’s 2005 regot things swinging with a healthy dose of N’awlins jazz. lease, “Z.” BY DEVIN GRANT

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James did an impressive job of duplicating the dreamlike vocals on the album track. Over the course of the next two hours, MMJ wowed the crowd with a music and light show that demonstrated why the band is one of the best live acts playing today. This is a group of musicians who give 110 percent, and Wednesday night was no exception as the band ran through a generous selection of its music. Highlights included blazing versions of “Off the Record” “What a Wonderful Man” and “I’m Amazed,” one after the other. Songs such as “Mahgeetah,” “Wonderful (The Way I Feel),” and “Steam Engine” demonstrated the band’s ability to go from a guitar-driven rock band to something more avant-garde, like Radiohead. The main set concluded with an incendiary version of “One Big Holiday” that finished with James leaving his guitar, still wailing with feedback, leaning against the drum riser as he left the stage. Minutes later, as a beautiful full moon rose over the stage, Preservation Hall Jazz Band saxophonist Daniel “Weenie” Farrow) stood alone on stage playing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” He was then

joined by MMJ and the rest of Preservation Hall Jazz Band, for a six-song encore that included “Wordless Chorus,” “Evil Urges,” “Highly Suspicious” and a show-ending cover of Curtis Mayfield’s “Move On Up,” that found James doing the late soul singer proud on lead vocals. I think one of the reasons Wednesday night’s show was so incredible, outside of the fact that there were two amazing bands performing, had a lot to do with the venue. If you have not seen a show at the Family Circle Cup Stadium, you are missing out. After years of not having a decent outdoor music venue, Charleston finally has a world-class facility that makes an effort to book an eclectic array of acts. Live music played under the stars is, to me at least, one of the greatest ways I can think of to spend an evening in the Lowcountry. Check out the venue’s upcoming shows such as the Zac Brown Band (June 5), Funk Fest with Charlie Wilson, Keith Sweat, Bell Biv Devoe, and Heavy D (June 19), Hootie and The Blowfish (Aug. 11), and The Black Crowes (Sept. 10) to see what I mean.

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Hiromi Kanda HIROMI IN LOVE (Music Gate) I have to admit that the first time I listened to this CD, I thought it might be a joke. Sure, Hiromi Kanda has a nice enough singing voice, but it is immediately evident that English is not the Japaneseborn singer’s native language. As a result, when Kanda belts out songs from the American Songbook such as “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “My Funny Valentine,” it sounds almost as if Shonen Knife dropped the rock act and embraced the golden oldies. With the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra behind her, Kanda does her best to own these tunes, but honestly, my mind kept drifting back to that scene in “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” when Kate Capshaw sings “Anything Goes” in Mandarin. If American standards sung in a moderately heavy Japanese accent is your bag, then have at this. KEY TRACKS: “My Funny Valentine,” “Unforgettable,” “When I Fall In Love”

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Solomon Burke NOTHING’S IMPOSSIBLE (E1) The release of Solomon Burke’s latest CD, “Nothing’s Impossible,” is both sweet and bittersweet. On the sweet side we get another excellent album from a true soul music legend. Solomon Burke, known in the ’60s for hits such as “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love” and “Cry to Me,” experienced career resurgence in 2002 when he released “Don’t Give Up On Me,” which featured songs written especially for the singer by such admirers as Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, and Van Morrison. The material on “Nothing’s Impossible” is every bit as good as on the comeback album. What is bittersweet about this project is that it represents one of the last things produced by the legendary Willie Mitchell, who passed away earlier this year. If Mitchell was going to leave a musical epitaph though, he could not have picked a finer example of his handiwork than “Nothing’s Impossible.” Particularly great is Burke’s reworking of Anne Murray’s “You Needed Me.” Apparently some of the influence given to Burke by alt-country producer Buddy Miller back in 2006 on Burke’s “Nashville” CD stuck. For fans of the classic R&B sound of the ’60s, this is some truly amazing listening. KEY TRACKS: “Oh What a Feeling,” “Dreams,” “You Needed Me”

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We have all become familiar with prequels in the film world, most notably with Episodes I, II and III of the popular “Star Wars” film series. Well, get ready for what might be the first musical prequel. “Year of the Black Rainbow,” the latest effort by prog-rock enthusiasts Coheed & Cambria, is described as the prequel to the band’s tetralogy of albums, which include “The Second Stage Turbine Blade,” “In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3,” “Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness,” and “Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World for Tomorrow.” Just try rattling off those titles five times fast. Produced by Atticus Ross (Jane’s Addiction and Nine Inch Nails) and Joe Baressi (Tool and Queens of the Stone Age), “Year of the Black Rainbow” does nothing to diminish C&C’s standing as one of the biggest progressive-metal bands out there. Front man Claudio Sanchez, who is responsible for the story arc that runs through the C&C studio albums, still wails on guitar, and the music and lyrics are fresh and thought-provoking. I still have a way to go before I actually understand exactly what is going on in the continuing saga being told by C&C, but I’m having a lot of fun trying to figure it out. KEY TRACKS: “Here We Are Juggernaut,” “Far,” “Made Out of Nothing (All That I Am)”

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AGRIDUSTRIAL (Colonel Knowledge) When punk rock icon Jello Biafra calls someone the best front man in the world, it is a high compliment indeed. In this case, the object of Biafra’s praise is Colonel J.D. Wilkes of the Legendary Shack Shakers (LSS). For those who haven’t had the pleasure of seeing LSS live, it is much like observing a hurricane fronting an alt-country/punk-rock band. A few years ago at the Village Tavern in Mt. Pleasant Wilkes punched out an overhead light fixture during a song, and never bothered to even glance at his bloodied knuckles until the song was finished. On “Agridustrial,” the band has gone heavy metal, but not like you might expect. The band enlisted a blacksmith and recorded the sounds of hammers and tongs on a metal anvil, as well as other metallic sounds to use as percussion on the CD. The results are a set of songs that still have an alt-country rockabilly sound, albeit with a decidedly industrial edge. With songs such as “Greasy Creek,” “Sin Eater” and “Hobos are My Heroes,” it is easy to guess that the music here won’t be featured on the next volume of “Now That’s What I Call Music.” There is no denying that Wilkes and his band have engineered an album that sounds like it was every bit as fun to record as it is to hear. KEY TRACKS: “Sugar Baby,” “God Fearing People,” “Greasy Creek”

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ALLUETTE’S JAZZ CAFE: 137 Calhoun St. 737-0090. Tonight: Calvin Taylor, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tonight-Sat: Oscar River Trio, 9:30 p.m.; Sun: Abe White, 4-8 p.m . AROMAS: 50 N. Market St. 7239588. Thus: David Higgins Band, free, 8 p.m. Fri-Sat: Cotton Blue, 7 p.m. ART’S BAR AND GRILL: 413 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. 849-3040. Mon: Open Mic w/Everett Bigbee. ATLANTICVILLE RESTAURANT AND WINES: 2063 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. 883-9452. Tue: Thai Tuesdays w/Annie Boxell. AWENDAW GREEN: 4879 Hwy. 17 N, Awendaw. Wed: The Matt Hoskin Band w/ Fowler Mustache and Quasiphonics, Free, 7-10 p.m. BANANA CABANA: 1130 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms. 8864360. Thurs: Jeff Houts, 6 p.m.; Fri: David Bethnay, 7 p.m.; Sat: Mark Shulter, noon, David Bethany, 7 p.m.; Sun: David Higgins, noon, Lowcountry Jukebox, 6 p.m.; Mon: Jef Wilson, 6 p.m.; Tues: David Higgins, 6 p.m.; Wed: Hugh Price, 6 p.m.; Thurs: Skip Sullivans, 6 p.m. BOWEN’S ISLAND RESTAURANT: 1870 Bowen Islands Rd. Folly Island. 795-2757. Fri: Steve Padgett and Smoky Weiner jam, 6-9 p.m. BUDDY ROES SHRIMP SHACK: 1528 Ben Sawyer Blvd. 388-5270. Tonight-Sat: Ronnie Johnson, 9 p.m.; Wed: Jacob and Jason of Category, 9 p.m.-midnight; Tues: Open Mic for Singers/ Songwriters , 8-11 p.m. CHARLESTON GRILL: Charleston Place, 224 King St. 577-4522. Tonight: Quentin Baxter Ensemble, 7-11 p.m.; Fri-Sat: Quentin Baxter Ensemble, 8 p.m.-midnight; Sun: Bob Williams Duo, 7-10 p.m.; Mon-Wed: Quentin Baxter Ensemble, 7-11 p.m. CITY LIGHTS COFFEE SHOP: 141 Market St. 853-7067. Wed: The Amazing Mittens, 6:30-8 p.m. THE CLUB AT MEYERS ROAD: 216 Meyers Road, Summerville. 875-4215. Tonight: Karaoke, 8 p.m.-midnight; Fri-Sat: Diamond Back Band; Wed-Thurs: Karaoke, 8 p.m.-midnight. CLUB H2O: 8484 Dorchester Road, North Charleston. 767-1426. Tonight: Country Dance Party w/Rowdy Nites, 9 p.m.; Fri-Sat:

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Anchored has hit the road this with Saliva in support of its upcoming album, “Listen To This.” You can catch the tour tonight at The Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Leslie and Souls Harbor are also on the bill. Tickets are $15 at the door. Call 577-6989. DJ Mike Mendoza, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; Thurs: Country Dance Party w/ Rowdy Nites, 9 p.m . THE CRESCENT CONNECTION: 1910 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston. 528-0777. Fri-Sat: Abe White, 6-9 p.m.; Sun: Sunday Jazz Brunch, noon-3 p.m. CUOCO PAZZO: 1035 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. 971-9034. Wed, Fri-Sat: Riccardo sings Opera and Italian songs, 7-9 p.m. DORCHESTER LANES: 10015 Dorchester Road, Summerville. 376-2200. Fri-Sat: Never Tha Less; Sun: Team Trivia w/ Bad Joke Tom; Mon and Wed: Karaoke w/Rocky; Tues: Acoustics w/ Never Than Less. DUNLEAVY’S PUB: 2213 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. 883-9646. Sun: Carroll Brown, 8 p.m.; Tue: Carroll Brown w/Bob

Sachs and the Maniax, 7:30 p.m. EAST BAY MEETING HOUSE: 159 East Bay St. 723-3446. Mon: Monday Night Poetry and Open Mic w/Jim Lundy, 8-10 p.m. EVO PIZZERIA: 1075 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston. 225-1796. Tonight: The Pulse Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m. FIERY RON’S SULLIVAN’S ISLAND: 2209 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. 883-3131. Tonight: Dash Rip Rock w/ Jason and The Juggernauts, $5, 10 p.m.; Fri: Mac Leaphart Band $5, 10:30 p.m.; Sat: The Ends, $5, 10:30; Sun: Jeff Norwood w/ the Backhouse Gang, 10 p.m.; Wed: Town Mountain, 9:30 p.m.; Thurs: Hit or Miss, 10:30 p.m. FIERY RON’S WEST ASHLEY:

1205 Ashley River Road. 2252278. Thurs: Blue Plantation, 9:30 p.m.; Fri: Dash Rip Rock w/ Skye Paige and Original Recipe, $5, 10 p.m.; Sat: Wesley Bragg w/ Cutthroat Cowboys, $5, 10:30 p.m.; Mon: Open Mic, 8 p.m.; Tues: Tommy Thunderfoot w/ The Accelerators, $5, 9:30 p.m.; Wed: Lowcountry Blues Club, 7p.m.; Thurs: Town Mountain, 9:30 p.m. FISH RESTAURANT: 442 King St. 722-3474. Tonight: Jazz w/ Elise Testone, 7-10 p.m.; Fri: DJ Jaz, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat: DJ Todd Cadley, 10 p.m. GENNARO’S RESTAURANTE: 8500 Dorchester Road, North Charleston. 760-9875. Tonight: Gennaro’s Jazz Ensemble, 8:30 p.m. HALLS CHOPHOUSE: 434 King St. 797-0090. Fri-Sat: An-

thony Owens, 7-10 p.m.; SunWed: Anthony Owens, 6:309:30 p.m. HALLIGAN’S RESTAURANT AND BAR: 3025 Ashley Towne Center, Suite 201, Charleston. 225-4347. Tonight: Trivia and Karaoke, 8 p.m. THE HARBOR GRILLE: 360 Concord St. 853-5752. Tonight: Paper Cut Massacre w/Enter the Era, Sugar Red Drive and Facedown; Sat: Overdrive w/ Drownout and Tattermask; Tue: Big Hit and the Baby Kit; Wed: Ladies Night w/DJ Argento. HIGH COTTON: 199 E. Bay St. 724-3815. Tonight: James Slater and David Heywood, 610 p.m.; Fri-Sat: John Slate and Bill Aycock, 6-10 p.m.; Mon-Tue: Margaret Coleman and Wayne Davis, 6-10 p.m.; Wed: James Slater and David Heywood, 6-

10 p.m. JIMMY’S: 431 St. James Ave., Goose Creek. 553-8766. Fri: The Cool; Sat: The Groove Tones, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. J.PAUL’Z: 1739 Maybank Hwy., Charleston. 442-4480. Tonight: Sinatra and Sushi w/Joe Clarke Quartet, 7-10 p.m. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 337 King St. 805-5020. Wed: Trivia, 10 p.m. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 1175 Folly Road, James Island. 225-6996. Fri: The Diesel Brothers; Sat: Big Suade w/ Brain and Jason of Uncle Mingo. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 1119 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant. 881-8734. Tonight: Jamisun Group; Fri: Woodrum & Worley; Thurs: Hank Futch Duo.

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KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 800 N. Main St., Summerville. 8756998. Wed: Trivia, 9 p.m. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 1179 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. 766-5292. Wed: Trivia, 9 p.m. LALO’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 1585 Central Ave., Summerville. 873-9988. Sat: Swamp Fox Karaoke, 8 p.m. LOCO JOE’S FOOD & SPIRITS: 1115 Miles Road, Summerville. 821-2946. Tue, Wed: Karaoke w/Robby G., 8 p.m. MANNY’S NEIGHBORHOOD GRILLE: 1608 Old Towne Rd. 7633908. Wed. Ted Mckee, 6-9 p.m. MED BISTRO: 90 Folly Road Blvd. 766-0323. Fri: Tom and Kim. MERCATO RESTAURANT: 102 N. Market St. 722-6393. TonightFri: Ann Caldwell w/Jazz Trio, 6-10 p.m.; Sat: Robert Lewis, Gerald Gregory and Nick Jenkins, 6-10 p.m.; Mon: Leah Suarez Trio; Tue: Jazz Trio, 6-10 p.m.; Wed: Kris Woodrum and Jesse Prichart, 610 p.m. THE MILL: 1025 E. Montague, North Charleston, 225-2650. Fri: The Healing, 11 p.m.; Sat: The Malamondos, 10 p.m.; Tues: Shrimp City Silm, 9 p.m.; Wed: Jordan Igoe, 9 p.m.

MOJO’S CLUB AND CIGAR BAR: 945 Bacons Bridge Road. 875-5099. Mon: Free Shag lessons. MORGAN CREEK GRILL: 80 41st Ave. Isle of Palms. 886-8980. Fri: Bill Krauss, 6-10:30 p.m.; Sat: Rene Russell w/ Gary Hewitt, 610:30 p.m. Tues: Rene Russell on Palmetto Breeze Cruise, 6-8 p.m. MUSIC FARM: 32 Ann St. 577-6989. Tonight: Saliva w/ Anchored, Leslie and Souls Harbor, $15, 8 p.m.; Sat: Lee Brice w/ Nick Norman, $12-15, 8 p.m. OASIS BAR AND GRILL: 778 Folly Road., James Island. Fri: Catelepsy, 9 p.m. O’MALLEY’S: 549 King St, Charleston. 805-5000. Tue: Trivia, 7 p.m. OSCAR’S RESTAURANT: 207 W. 5th North St., Summerville. 871-3800. Tonight: Trivia, 7-9 p.m. Wed: Carol Brown, 6-9 p.m. PATRICK’S PUB: 1377 Ashley River Road. 571-3435. Tonight: Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Sat: Drag Show. PENACHIOS FINE DINING & LOUNGE: 2447 Ashley River Road. 402-9640. Thurs: Debbie Prine, 9 p.m. THE POUR HOUSE: 1977 Maybank Highway. 571-4343. Tonight: Laura Reed w/ The Yonrico Scott

Band, $10, 10 p.m.; Fri: ‘Firework Show’ w/ The New Familiars, $8, 9 p.m.; Sat: Butterbeans, 5-9 p.m., The Wings, $12-15, 9 p.m.; Sun: Adam Aigala and Larry Keel, 8 p.m.; Tues: The Legendary Shack Shakers, $12, 9 p.m.; Wed: The Heavy Pets w/ Long Miles, $8, 9 p.m. RED DRUM GASTROPUB: 803 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. 849-0313. Wed: Triple Lindy, 9 p.m. RED’S ICE HOUSE: 98 Church St., Mount Pleasant, 388-0003. Tonight: Two Three Ways; Mon: Dave Landeo; Tue: Hank and Greg. RITA’S: 2 Center St., Folly Beach. 633-5330. Fri: Sara Smile; Sat: Woodrum & Worley. THE ROCK LOUNGE: 1662 Savannah Hwy. 225-2200. Fri: Jimb’s Rock Lounge Cover Band, $5, 6 p.m. SAND DOLLAR: 7 Center St., Folly Beach. 588-9498. Fri-Sat: Kurly Wolf. SEEL’S OFF THE HOOK: 2213 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, 8835030: Tonight: The Bushels, 9 p.m.; Fri and Sat: DJ C.Nile, 10 p.m. SEE WEE: 4808 Hwy. 17 N, Awendaw. 928-3609. Sat: Jef w/ 1F Wilson, 6-9 p.m. SOCIAL WINE BAR: 188 East Bay St. 577-5665. Tonight: DJ Danny Seltzer; Fri: DJ Belk; Sat: DJ

Kurfu. SPANKY BOTTOMS: 570 College Park Road. 553-0834. Fri-Sat and Wed: Karaoke w/Debbie Prine, 8 p.m. SUNFIRE GRILL & BISTRO: 1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. 7660223. Tonight: Calvin Taylor, 6-9 p.m.; Fri: Susie Summers and Al, 69 p.m.; Sun: Trivia, 8-10 p.m.; Mon: Singer and Songwriter Night, 8 p.m.; Thurs: Calvin Taylor, 6 p.m. THE SWAMP FOX AT THE FRANCIS MARION HOTEL: 387 King St. 724-8888. Fri-Sat: Pianist Bill Howland 6-9 p.m. THIRSTY TURTLE II: 1158 College Park Road, Summerville. 8519828. Sun: Randy Pender or Mike Pifer, 8 p.m.-midnight; Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat: Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Tue: Shane Clark or Mike Pifer. THROUGHBRED CLUB AT CHARLESTON PLACE: 224 King St. 722-4900. Today-Sat: Live piano, 1-11 p.m. Sun: Live piano, 5-10 p.m.; Mon-Wed: Live piano, 5-11 p.m.

THE TIN ROOF: 1117 Magnolia Road. 282-8988. Fri: Genrevolta w/ Cusses, 9 p.m.; Sat: Caleb Caudle and The Bayonets, 9 p.m. TOAST: 155 Meeting St. 5340043. Sat: Pianist Annie Boxell, 6-9 p.m. TOMMY CONDON’S: 160 Church St. 577-3818. Tonight-Sun: Steve Carroll and the Bograts; Wed: Fried Rainbow Trout. TRAYCE’S TOO NEIGHBORHOOD GRILLE & PUB: 2578 Ashley River Road. 556-2378. Tonight: Team trivia; Mon: Open Mic Night; Tue: Karaoke. VILLAGE TAVERN: 1055 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard. 884-6311. Sat: Kadets, 9 p.m.; Thurs: The Future Now w/ Liquid Limbs and Vegan Coke, 9 p.m. WET WILLIE’S: 209 East Bay St. 853-5650. Mon: Metal Mondays. WILD WING DOWNTOWN: 6 N. Market St. 722-9464. Tonight: DJ Party; Fri: Sun Domingo; Sat: DJ Dance Party; Sun: Plane Jane; Mon: Rotie Acoustic ; Tues:

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Trivia Night; Wed: Diesel Brothers; Thurs: DJ Dance Party. WILD WING MOUNT PLEASANT: 664 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. 971-9464. Tonight: The Krays; Fri: Simplified; Sat: Elmwood; Sun: Party on the Patio w/ David Dunning; Tues: Trivia Night w/ DJ SLKT. Thurs: Plan Jane. WILD WING NORTH CHARLESTON: 7618 Rivers Ave., North Charleston. 818-9464. Tonight: Ed Miller Karaoke ; Fri: The Krays; Sat: Stoneking; Sun: Matt Jordan w/ Fred of Trickknee; Mon: Team Trivia; Tue: The Diesel Brothers; Wed: Rotie and Morgan or Soulfish; Thurs: Ed Miller Karaoke. THE WINDJAMMER: 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms. 8868596. Tonight: Henry’s Attic w/ Green Levels, $5, 9 p.m.; Fri: Sons Of Billy w/ American Aquarium, $10, 9 p.m.; Sat: Villanova w/ The Causal Kings, $5, 9 p.m. WOLFTRACK BAR AND GRILL: 1807 Parsonage Road. 763-0853. Fri: Head Rush; Sat: Bone Fish.

Courage. Vigor. Determination. Verve. Skill. Pep. Know-how.

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“Waiting On A Friend” by Jeff Jamison. (Ella W. Richardson Fine Art.)

Stunning art exhibits unleashed in the French Quarter BY OLIVIA POOL

Other gallery openings

Special to The Post and Courier

Friday from 5-8 p.m. is another French Quarter Gallery Association Art Walk at most of the galleries downtown. All of the art will be up for the month of May, so check it out. Here’s a quick glimpse of some of the art openings taking place:

‘Nectar of Life’ at the Martin Gallery

“The passage of time has been a recurring theme in my work. I am constantly reminded of the uncertainty and fragility of life and of our ability as humans to adapt to the most unlikely situations,” says Wanda Steppe about her newest body of work called “Nectar of Life,” opening Friday night at the Martin Gallery, 18 Broad St. “My work employs symbols that are open to interpretation, including birds in precarious positions, overripe fruit and bird’s nests exposed and vulnerable. In this series, birds represent innate knowledge — the things we know instinctively but dismiss. Their fragility is an illusion, of course. They are in fact just the opposite,” says the artist. “After spending many years teaching herself to paint traditionally, Steppe found herself in the position of not being able to paint at all. Chemotherapy affected her sense of smell so that painting made her ill. She spent many months thinking about working without being able to work. The final works in the series are contemplations on the fragility and uncertainty of the physical world and the nature of spirituality,” explains Kit Coleman of the Martin Gallery.

‘Masters of Recycling’ at The Mary Martin Gallery

The Mary Martin Gallery, 39 Broad St., will host a reception in honor of artists who are creating beauty from everyday discarded objects in their “Masters of Recycling” exhibit. There will be metal and recycled glass sculpture by Bill Moden, oil paintings of beautiful vacant buildings by Jami Kunkle, glass and found-object sculptures by Densaburou Oku, and collages of recycled paper by Frederick Reber. “I find a sense of beauty in the deterioration process and in how nature takes full control — without regard to any prior existence. We have to wonder why a culture such as ours would dispose and completely abandon what perhaps was the core of someone’s existence. Our culture’s disposable addiction becomes readily apparent as we discard and choose to ignore the forgotten subtle traces of the past,” Kunkle says of her work, but this can be applied

duet showing of new work is titled “Gypsy,” the 8-by-10inch painting shows an explosion of dark hair in the foreground, as a gold-sequined, jacket-wearing girl dances in the background,” explains Lange.

“House in Gold” by Linda Fantuzzo. (Charleston Renaissance Gallery) to many things that take place in everyday life.

‘A Visual Duet’ at Robert Lange Studios

The action and beat of city life are captured in a series of new, youth-infused works created by Nathan Durfee and Jessica Dunegan of Robert Lange Studios. At this Friday’s Art Walk, RLS will unveil the “2010 Piccolo Spoleto Festival JAC Jazz Series” poster image and a collection of more than 25 new works, mostly music themed, which will be spread out over the 2 Queen St. gallery space. Nathan Durfee’s new series, partially inspired by the music of local jazz artists, features narrative ink drawings as well as small and medium paintings. Jessica Dunegan has created bold, high-gloss, resin and acrylic works complimenting his works. “Composed of fragmentary elements of memory from concerts, the images capture people swishing their hair and jamming out to music,” says gallery director Megan Lange of Dunegan’s works. “Music and visual art go hand in hand,” says Lange. “Capturing the creation or experience of music in a visual medium is an interesting prospect that both Nathan and Jessica do in their own unique way.” “Durfee’s new works highlight moments where music is being not only heard, but also experienced. One of Nathan’s ink drawings shows a saxophone player and where the ink splatters on the paper; the music would be blasting out of the sax,” comments Lange. In describing this new body of work, Durfee states, “I’m inspired by the sounds of life around me.” Dunegan works with resin on panel. “She makes paintings that seem to float in a liquid glass. One piece for the

You can pretty much just walk around Friday evening and run into amazing art no matter which direction you turn in the French Quarter district. Here are a few more to check out: ◗ Ann Long Fine Art will present new works by Ben Long; 54 Broad St. ◗ Carolina Galleries will show new works by Craig Crawford; 106-A Church St. ◗ The Corrigan Gallery will have a solo show of new pinhole camera photos by Kevin Bruce Parent called “Sans Lens”; 62 Queen St. ◗ Helena Fox Fine Art presents new works by gallery artists William R. Davis, Donald Demers, Mary Erickson, West Fraser and Joseph McGurl; 12 Queen St. ◗ Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art will showcase new works by award-winning artist Jeff Jamison called “Urban Romance”; 58 Broad St. ◗ Smith Killian Fine Art will present “Southern Soul,” featuring works by Shannon Smith, marking her 10th solo show with the gallery; 9 Queen St. ◗ The Wells Gallery will host an opening reception for “The Birds” with works by George Pate, Karen Larson Turner, Glenn Harrington, Russell Gordon, Kevin LePrince and Rick Reinert; 125 Meeting St. ◗ Charleston Renaissance Gallery presents “The Color of Surface. Recent Paintings by Linda Fantuzzo.” 103 Church St.

“Cypress” by Kevin Bruce Parent. (Corrigan Gallery)

“Orchid Uprooted” by Wanda Steppe. (Martin Gallery)

Art by Bill Moden. (Mary Martin Gallery)

Yo Art Project & Yoga Benefits Kids help schools

The Yo Art Project and Yoga Benefits Kids have partnered to create a spring social event to raise awareness and funds for Charleston County Title I schools at the Blind Tiger courtyard 5-8 p.m. during Friday’s art walk. An auction begins at 6 p.m. Yo Art Project and Yoga Benefits Kids offer programming to students who attend schools with high poverty levels. “We give these children the opportunity to learn more about themselves, acquire new skills and experience a more fruitful life. This event includes an exhibit showcasing multimedia artwork created by Yo Art Project participants and a silent auction of items and packages donated by local residents and businesses who support the principle that enriched minds and active bodies lead to healthy, productive decisions,” says Gene Furchgott, Yo Art Project director. Tickets are $10 and include food, beverages and music by Brazilian jazz guitarist Duda Lucena.

“Moss Over the Lagoon” by Craig Crawford. (Carolina Galleries)


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tique-style establishment whose walls breathe the air of 18th-century Charleston. hen The Library The lavish ornamentation Restaurant at of floral and swag is a theme Vendue Inn ancontinued in its formal dinnounced plans ing spot, The Library. to redecorate, refresh and In 1998, Coyne and Linda retrench, I thought for sure Edmison purchased the inn the staff would hit the stacks and continued to improve of books in section 747 and and enhance the rooms, 749 (Dewey Decimal Classi- including the acquisition of fication) and reveal the new 24 Vendue Range. In many modern “library.” One with ways, the complex of the large community tables, vendue masters has returned connected to the digital age to its roots of commerce, of diners, and with lowered only in the 21st century it is price points. trading on history, architecMy surety was dismissed ture and cuisine. upon my return visit to The The Library has multiple Library Restaurant under charms. French doors now the capable hands of execu- open onto the sidewalk, tive chef Sara Carter. showcasing the gateway to Located in the French the harbor and views of the Quarter, the properties Yorktown and Fort Sumter. known as the Vendue Inn Its physical space is small, were once home to merand I thought it would chant warehouses dealing reopen as “The Dining in indigo, cotton, rice and Room,” as it has the space tea. It takes its name from for less than a dozen tables. the auctioneers or vendue A gentle color palate of masters who traded in the pale pewter and soft gold commodities of 18th-cencasts tempered shadows tury Charleston. In 1783 on the room. A fireplace Sam Prioleau built Prioleau’s anchors the space with Wharf to further enhance a mantel embossed with his access to goods. We stucco relief. Its handiwork know this “made land” tois an homage to a time when day as Vendue Range and craftsman were honored the gateway to Waterfront and embellishment was Park. equated with wealth and By 1972, Morton and Evstature. Framed botanical elyn Needle began the resto- prints of indigo, Carolina ration of what is the Vendue Inn. It is a charming, bouPlease see REVIEW, Page 27F BY DEIDRE SCHIPANI

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CUISINE: American Southern CATEGORY: Night Out PHONE: 577-7970 LOCATION: 19 Vendue Range FOOD: ★★★½ ATMOSPHERE: ★★★★ SERVICE: ★★ PRICE: $$$$-$$$$$ COSTS: Soups $7-$8, appetizers $12-$16, salads $10-$11, entrees $24-$32, desserts $7-$15. BAR: Full-service bar. VEGETARIAN OPTIONS: Limited to seafood. HOURS: Dinner TuesdaySaturday 5:30 p.m.-until.

DECIBEL LEVEL: Quiet. PARKING: Metered street parking, nearby public garages. WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes. OTHER: Rooftop Cocktail Bar and Restaurant serving 11:30 a.m.-midnight. Features live music on the rooftop along with great views. Specialty cocktails, two private dining rooms, private events, outdoor table. Seasonal menu, daily specials. WEB SITE: www.vendueinn.com.


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Entrees ($24-$32) span the protein pantheon: short ribs, sea scallops, shrimp and grits; crab cakes and duck breast; and pedigrees of pork (Duroc), rib-eye (Meyers), antelope (Texas) and free-range chicken. Carter’s treatment of sheepshead (a fish who’s plenty gave its name to the bay between Brooklyn and

The modest wine list supports the menu. It is the front of the house that needs to return to the agreeable conceits of attention and timing. The staff of three certainly made their presence known but seemed aloof at connecting with the guest, informing on the pacing from the kitchen and not in synch with the guests ex-

gold rice and tea echo to the times when these were the currency of this Colony’s wealth. Fresh flowers, crisp linens and shaded tea lights continue to strengthen the ambience of reserve and refinement. Its chairs are plush and upholstered; its floors well-worn by the traffic of time. Wall sconces, Fresh flowers, crisp linens and shaded whose gentle maize light evokes beeswax candles of old, seem appropriate tea lights continue to strengthen the beacons of illumination. The Library Restaurant ambience of reserve and refinement. remodeled to reinforce Its chairs are plush and upholstered; its that which draws so many to this beloved floors well-worn by the traffic of time. city — a sense of place in the 18th century, an Wall sconces, whose gentle maize light opportunity to bask in its gentility and gracious plenty. But that does not evokes beeswax candles of old, seem translate to a menu of appropriate beacons of illumination. “hung, strung and potted.” Chef Carter taps into the local, the regional and the seasonal. Her Coney Island, N.Y.) was first perience. This is a restaurant menu reprises the past with rate. This local fish feasts that requires your patience. presentations of the present. on a diet of crab, shrimp Think of dining in a friend’s Earthy potato soup ($8) is and other crustaceans, a home and each guest orders burnished with truffles and diet that brings a wonderfrom a menu. Should the wild mushrooms. English ful sweetness to its flesh. It theater or an event require a peas surface in a soup ($7) ($31) was served on a bed of timely ending to your meal, topped with crisp pancetta golden grits surrounded by it would be best to inform and fragrant chive oil. torn bits of collards, whose your server. An amuse from the chef bite was reduced by slow The “bill of lading” for showcases benne seed crust- braising. Corn meal was your experience at The Lied tuna, served warm with echoed in its crunchy crust, brary will not come cheap. the cooling contrast of veg- and beurre blanc did for the But I think the families etable strings slaw and a her- fish what drawn butter does Prioleau, Cordes and Genbaceous wash of chive oil. for lobster. dron could take a seat at 3 Appetizers tackle fried An herb grilled lamb loin o’clock dinner and feel very green tomatoes and crab ($29) was the perfect match much at home. And they cakes ($12) stacked in a for the grill. Charcoal “bewould quickly dispatch that savory Napoleon; calamari comes it.” Its side of apple squeaky kitchen door. ($12) are served crisped and and sweet potatoes was no grilled; and a tempura of match for the richness of the tuna ($15) gently robed in a lamb and the nascent acidity thin skin of batter bedded of char. The garlic-Parmedown on collards with a suc- san Brussels sprouts were cotash of black-eyed peas, better suited flavor notes. butterbeans and corn tastes The dessert menu ($7-$15) of both yesterday and today. is flush with options. MexiModestly underseasoned, its can chocolate cake, fresh fragrant coulis of corn and berries, chocolate-caramel cumin begged for salt and ice cream, ginger cheeseacid. cake and triple flavors of Salads are well-construct- creme brulee will satisfy any ed and generous in portion. sweet tooth. Our choice of A spring mix was partnered chocolate crepes did not fare with duck confit, fresh blue- as well. The crepes had no Wednesdays in berries, scallions and a vaflavor of chocolate, and their nilla bean vinaigrette ($11) texture was tough, not the for a flurry of complementender, crisp-edged beauties tary flavors and textures. we know as crepes.

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Cocktail lovers rejoice Sweet Tea Lemonade, SKYY Vodka infused with ginger debuts

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Looks good, doesn’t it? A lot of warm weather cocktails will be even sweeter this year with SKYY’s new Ginger vodka and Sweet Tea Lemonade.

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he folks who gave us Sweet Tea Vodka have just produced two new flavor profiles in tune with a Lowcountry summer. Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka has unveiled the ready-todrink cocktails Sweet Tea Lemonade and Southern Lemonade. The Sweet Tea Lemonade is a blend of the original Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka and fresh-squeezed lemonade. Firefly Southern Lemonade blends handcrafted vodka with the taste of freshsqueezed lemonade, made with real lemon juice. New also on the bar menu, joining all of those seasonally infused vodkas of mint, pineapple, pomegranate and cranberry is SKYY Vodka infused with fresh ginger. Think ginger ale without the carbonation. SKYY Infusions Ginger launched in February and provides a refreshing lift to many mixers and makes a fine Martini as a prelude to an Asian-inspired meal.

Pane e Vino at 17 Warren St. now offers Sunday Italian brunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and has added live music to the dinner menu on Saturdays 8-11 p.m. in the courtyard. To reserve, call 853-5955.

Women who love to wine Today from 5-7 p.m. Crave Kitchens and Cocktails will host a book signing of “Women of the Vine” (inside the world of women winemakers) by Deborah Brenner. The author will be on hand, and Crave will offer samples signature wines from the “cellars” of the women in the book. Appetizers also will be available. Crave is at 1968 Riviera Drive in The Shoppes at Seaside. Call 884-1177 or visit www.cravemtp.com.

Bigger grille

King Street Grille plans a sixth location, expanding to Citadel Mall with a target opening in July. The newest grill will feature a new look and design along with two full-service bars. The restaurant will feature May Day mayday 30 televisions throughout, and booths also will have You are running out of time if your reservations are televisions that customers not secured for Sunday’s cel- can control and change the channels. ebration of mothers. For those looking for a The Creek Club at I’On is little more entertainment, offering both omelet and there also will be pool tables carving stations complete and outside dining. Visit with mimosa and Blood TheKingStreetGrille.com or Mary bars. Service is 10 CitadelMall.net for details. a.m.-3 p.m. To reserve, call Jacob’s Kitchen at 284-0840. The Creek Club is at 44 Sat- ‘Nosh and urday Road, Mount PleasNourish’ ant. Slow Food Charleston is Queen Anne’s Revenge at 160 Fairchild St., Daniel Is- partnering with WOK resland, offers brunch 10 a.m.-2 taurant for a “Nosh & Nourish” dinner and film screenp.m. and dinner 11 a.m.-9 ing. The evening starts p.m. To reserve, call 216686 or visit www.qarevenge. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a sitcom.

down dinner featuring local and organic Asian-Fusion fare by WOK. During the dinner, “Nourish,” a short film featuring Michael Pollan, Alice Waters and Jamie Oliver, will be shown. Tickets are $20 for Slow Food Charleston members and $25 otherwise. The event will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at 349 King St. Reservations are required by Friday. Call 225-4307.

Farm-to-Table dinner The Woodlands Inn hosts the second in its series of outdoor Farm-to-Table dinners on May 12 at $55 per person. The three-course dinner, held this month in conjunction with Legare Farms on Johns Island, begins at 6:30 p.m. in Woodlands’ herb garden. The meal will be served on the South Lawn. The farmers will introduce each course and explains the “roots” of the dish and its significance. Local and regional wines will be paired with each course. After dessert is served, a band will continue playing for dancing. The $55 cost excludes tax and gratuity. Reserve by calling 308-2115 or visit www. woodlandsinn.com. Woodlands is at 125 Parson Road, Summerville.

Wild things on way Hammett’s Landing, in the former location of Sienna Restaurant on Daniel Island will open this summer specializing in seafood and wild game. Hiring begins this week. Owners Bo and Tamra Hammett plan to offer seafood such as shrimp, Please see CHEW, Page 29F


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Southend Brewery has a new chef on staff — Gregory Tatis. Tatis has developed a new menu for the Brewery. Call 853-4677. CHEW From Page 28F

Tatis joins the kitchen staff at Southend Brewery, 161 oysters, grouper, gator East Bay St. He worked with and fresh catch along with Louisiana legend Paul Prudquail, venison and bison. homme at K-Paul’s Louisiana Hammett’s Landing is at 901 Kitchen in New Orleans and Island Park Drive, Daniel partnered with executive Island. An opening date has chef Todd Garrigan, formernot been set. ly of Southend and now at sister property Amen Street Toast to teachers Fish and Raw Bar. Tatis has developed a new menu for Charlotte-based Bojangles’ is celebrating South Southend. For information, Carolina teachers with free visit www.southendbrewery. com or call 853-4677. sweet tea or soda with any purchase during May. The chain also will make a con- Brock Party tribution of 5 cents per purCongrats to Sean Brock for chase to South Carolina Fu- being named Best Chef of ture Minds, up to $10,000. the Southeast by the James www.SCFutureMinds.com. Beard Foundation Awards! If you want to meet the New chef award winner, take a road Executive chef Gregory trip to Blackberry Farm in

Walland, Tenn. The farm will host Brock and Michel Chapoutier (M. Chapoutier, Hermitage, FR) for a weekend of classes June 27-30. For details call 800-5578864. Check out Brock on Facebook and Twitter and/or visit www.blackberryfarm.com.

Phone faux pas

Halls Chophouse phone number is 727-0090.

Dinner is served

Along with daily breakfast and lunch service, dinner is now on the menu at the Golden Cup Cafe 5-9 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. The cafe is at 3575 Maybank Highway, Johns Island. 5592727.

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"Memories Are Made of This"

6 evenings remain available in May. Wednesdays: 12,19,26 Thursdays: 20, 27 Friday: 21 Open all evenings in June; 1st through 12th Call today for your table! Ask us about free Piccolo Spoleto tickets in May when booking a table. (843) 577-7565 • www.robertsofcharleston.com 182 East Bay Street Charleston parking at rear of restaurant

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Satisfy your sweet tooth with Charleston Grill’s pastry chef BY ANGEL POWELL

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Emily Cookson has been the pastry chef at Charleston Grill for two years. A graduate of Johnson & Wales, Cookson has also baked at Woodlands Resort and Inn and Circa 1886. Q: You have been at some top-notch Charleston establishments. What is your favorite thing about working in fine dining? A: Fine dining allows me to do what I do. Most restaurants can’t afford to have a pastry chef or WHAT: Charleston Grill. don’t think the dessert WHERE: 224 King St. menu is an important PHONE: 577-4522. enough component of the WEBSITE: www.charleston dining experience to have grill.com. a pastry chef. I always try to make the newest dessert better than the last one. Q: What made you decide to become a pastry chef? A: I have an English degree and kind of floundered as to what direction to go and ended up doing generic office work that was unfulfilling to say the least. Pastry provides a nice balance of creativity and practicality. There are deadlines. You can create something fabulous and intricate but it also has to get to the diner’s table in less than 10 minutes. Q: How do you deal with the fact that there are so few females in the Charleston culinary scene? A: It’s a fact. There is more of a balance in the pastry world but I see the times are a’changing in the rest of the kitchen too.

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Brick House

Family opens its home as a cozy spot for Lowcountry fare

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if you go WHAT: Brick House. WHERE: 1575 Folly Road, James Island. PHONE: 406-4655. HOURS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wed., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sun.

Burger Special

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($9), crab and shrimp gumbo ($10) and fried softshell crabs with gritcakes and eggs ($11). Truly, the restaurant pulls from an eclectic menu. Brunch calls for tres leches cake made from Texas toast with fresh berries ($9), while lunch or dinner might mean angel hair pasta with tender roast beef and marinara ($8) or cowboy beans over brown rice with greens and cornbread ($9). We found the eggplant feta dip ($4) fresh and filling, the meatloaf to be classic, profiting from the kicked-up tomato gravy, but the shrimp and crab gumbo ($10) to be uninspired. In business for about two months, the service is a bit slow, but hopefully the pace will quicken in time. No plastic is accepted, just cash and checks. Otherwise, the kitchen is plenty flexible. Call a day or two ahead, and the Brick House will put together about anything you wish.

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Loggerhead’s Beach Grill

Visiting the bar formerly known as Roadhouse and bartender Beth Martin

Beth Martin is one of the bartenders of Loggerhead’s Beach Grill on Folly Beach. The bar has been open for two weeks. DENISE K. JAMES

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f you haven’t driven through Folly Beach lately, you may not have noticed that The Roadhouse (RIP) has become a brand, spanking’ new bar! It’s called Loggerhead’s Beach Grill, and so far, so good. I experienced both good drinks and good food when I visited last weekend, and bartender Beth Martin is both laid-back and knowledgeable. Stop in and welcome them to the neighborhood. Q: How long has Loggerhead’s been open? A: Just two weeks! We haven’t

if you go WHAT: Loggerhead’s Beach Grill. WHERE: 123 W. Ashley Ave., Folly Beach. PHONE: 588-2365.

even had a grand opening yet! Q: Wow. What’s your own bartending background? A: Well, I bartended at the Tiki Bar on Seabrook Island. I’ve also been a bartender in Vail, Colo., and Miami. Q: What do you love about Folly Beach? A: The attitude! And seriously, now that I’m bartending

here, I love the camaraderie between all the food-and-beverage people that work out here. Q: Tell me about your beer list. A: Right now it’s pretty extensive. We have everything from Red Stripe to MGD 64. We have PBR in the can for just a dollar. And our (draft beer) lines are refrigerated (not just insulated). Once we have our grand opening and really get going, we’ll have about 11 beers on tap. Q: What’s the best thing to order on your menu? A: For appetizers, I recommend the conch fritters or the wings. The wings are a dry rub, and they don’t get your hands messy, but they’re really flavor-

ful. The burgers also are good. Q: What about specials? A: On Tuesdays, we have food-and-beverage night. It’s half off for draft beer, plus $4 Jager bombs and $4 Dr Peppers, which are Coke and Amaretto layered with either Wild Turkey or Bacardi on top. Q: What shot do you make really well? A: Well, recently a friend of mine who works out here on Folly showed me how to make a pancake shot. It’s Jameson and Buttershots, chased with orange juice. It tastes just like a pancake. I’m serious. Q: What’s the grossest thing you’ve been asked to make? A: A tall blond, which is Jager-

meister with pineapple juice and peach schnapps. I’m not a fan. And I hate making chilled shots of Grand Marnier. That stuff should not be served chilled! Q: What celebrity would you love to serve? A: I’d have to go with Bob Marley. Q: Where else do you like drinking in Charleston? A: I try not to leave the beach much, so I like Surf Bar. If I do go downtown, I like Johnson’s Pub and Club Habana. Q: What are your plans for this summer? A: My goal is to avoid starting my car! I want to just skateboard to work and surf a whole lot.


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Spend your ‘Sand Dollar’ on the ‘Edge of Amercia’ blues and classic rock. The place was truly rocking and the dancing customers didn’t seem to have a care in the world. laying in a local band, whenWHAT: The Sand Dollar Social Biker-friendly, and just friendly in ever I mention to locals that Club. general, the Sand Dollar isn’t exactly we frequently gig out on Folly WHERE: 7 Center St., Folly a “kids’ bar” (not a bunch of college Beach, the usual, first response is “the Beach. or just out-of-college people), but Sand Dollar?” PHONE: 588-9498. they would certainly feel welcome. In There are a number of great bars fact, everyone would feel welcome if and music venues on Folly, but the Sand Dollar Social Club is one of the something the bar began initially, and they’re looking for an everyman bar experience and don’t mind a smoky oldest and most well-known. For over has just kept intact as a tradition, to work around some of the weird liquor atmosphere. The Sand Dollar also three decades, the no-frills, no-nonsense beach bar has hosted countless laws South Carolina used to have. Still, features a jukebox, pool tables, darts and all the other bells and whistles bands and entertained generations of I’ve never had any trouble coming or going by just presenting my ID (there’s typical of most bars, but let’s face it, it customers, who still flock in droves seems sort of pedestrian to mention to one of the most unpretentious and never a cover), and the same was true such things when discussing the Sand on a recent Saturday night when I fun-filled spots on Folly Beach. Technically, the Sand Dollar is a pri- enjoyed the great, local guitar slinger/ Dollar, precisely because it has always been more than just another bar—it’s vate club (you’re supposed to purchase singer Johnny Mac, who wowed the a $1 membership 24 hours in advance), packed crowd with a steady offering of an institution.

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Anticipated sequel pits Robert Downey Jr. against Mickey Rourke, with crazy-good results

IRON MAN 2 derlines the sequel’s aim-to-pamper aesthetic, its “You’re so money!” reverence The Associated Press carried over from Favreau’s first film, “Swingers.” n all the superhero leagues in all When Stark in his Iron Man suit rockthe world, surely Tony Stark (Robets onto the stage of the Stark Expo — a ert Downey Jr.) has the swankiest World’s Fair-like technology showcase pad. Bruce Wayne could only gaze spanning the length of Flushing Meadin envy on its sleek lines, perch above ows — and the crowd shrieks and firethe Malibu coast and softly lit lab with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the works explode and a kick-line of beauties converges behind him and the egotistical ocean. Stark lifts his arms in acknowledgment In “Iron Man 2,” the lean, bouffanted of his greatness, it doesn’t seem as if Downey toils in crisply tailored shirts Downey is acting. He might truly be sigamid machines poised to answer every naling, “This is it, folks, the acme of the whim, overseen by a computer with the summer-blockbuster season. And you, a voice of Paul Bettany: English, smooth, mere moviegoer, are blessed to be in the sweet-tempered, like C-3PO on chamopresence of someone so money.” mile tea, with all the superciliousness It would be easy to write something expunged. In and out march A-list babes along the lines of “Alas, those millions in tight dresses — a gam-off between couldn’t buy a decent movie,” but I think Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansthey can — and have. It’s true that “Iron son in which Paltrow wins on length Man 2” began, like all sequels, with a and then disappears in the glare of her title — or, more precisely, a title and a opponent’s headlights. numeral —followed by a star and direcStark’s loyal chauffeur is played by the movie’s director, Jon Favreau, which un- tor and then, only then, a story. It doesn’t BY DAVID EDELSTEIN

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movie review ★★★★ (of 5) DIRECTOR: Jon Favreau. STARRING: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell. RATED: PG-13 for for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some language. RUN TIME: 2 hours 5 minutes. WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at www.charlestonscene.com and offer your opinion of the film.

come close to the emotional heft of those two rare twos that outclassed their ones: “Superman 2” and “Spider-Man 2.” But “Iron Man 2” hums along quite nicely. The big FX scenes don’t kill the pace the way they did at the end of the original and in virtually all of “Spider-Man 3.” And though it’s very busy — lots of characters, lots of crisscrossing subplots

— Favreau and writer Justin Theroux go for a stylized, screwball-comedy tempo with Ping-Pong zingers that show off their leading man’s expert timing. The script isn’t all fluff. There’s a wonderful exchange in Stark’s private plane: He’s slowly dying (the palladium plug that keeps him alive also is poisoning him), and he begs Pepper Potts (Paltrow) to go off the clock and spend a few days in Venice — only she thinks he’s being his usual, boyishly irresponsible self. “We can recharge our batteries,” he pleads, and she answers, with a sad smile, “Not everyone runs on batteries, Tony.” The first “Iron Man” picture peddled a bogus but appealing fantasy: that an American from a family that made its fortune selling weapons to kill people in far-off countries could himself become a weapon — for peace! So those of us despondent over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could cheer the antimilitaryindustrialist-complex message while Please see REVIEW, Page 37F


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box office top 10 Estimates as of May 3. 1. “A Nightmare on Elm Street” .. $32.2 million 2. “How to Train Your Dragon” ....$10.8 million 3. “Date Night”................................. $7.6 million 4. “The Back-up Plan”......................$7.2 million 5. “Furry Vengeance”..................... $6.5 million 6. “The Losers” ....................................$6 million 7. “Clash of the Titans”....................$5.9 million 8. “Kick-A**” .....................................$4.4 million 9. “Death at a Funeral”.......................$4 million 10. “Oceans”.....................................$2.6 million – www.hollywood.com/boxoffice

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Everybody loves ‘Babies,’ right? BY ROGER MOORE The Orlando Sentinel

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here’s not a lot of novelty to the notion that mewling, puking, wetting infants are the same the world over. Of course they are. Been there, done that, still have the poop-stained T-shirt to prove it. They’re universally picky eaters, even in their breastfeeding days. Moms burp them the same from Namibia to Mongolia, Tokyo to San Francisco. They teach them to walk and keep them out of harm’s way even if, in some cultures, their notion of “harm” wouldn’t pass muster with the alphabet soup of federal agencies that act as surrogate moms here in the Western world. “Babies” is a French-made documentary about babies from those four corners of the world — Namibia (on the dusty, fly-covered plains of Africa), Mongolia (on the dusty, fly-covered steppes of Asia), Tokyo and San Francisco. With no narration, no subtitles and little language at all, this makes for a charming visual contrast in the ways of getting a child through that first year of life. That first year, a wise father-friend once said, “You’re on constant suicide watch.” And that view, with all the technology from birth onward to back it up, shows up in the San Francisco scenes where Hattie comes into this world. It’s reinforced in Tokyo, where Mari is surrounded by toys and goes from breast feeding to sushi in short order. But in Africa, Ponijao pounds rocks in imitation of mom’s grain-grinding, slurps water directly out of rivers, pops everything and anything into his mouth

movie review ★★★ (of 5)

DIRECTOR: Thomas Balmes. STARRING: Bayar, Ponijao, Hattie and Mari, and their parents. RATED: PG for cultural and maternal nudity throughout. RUN TIME: 1 hour, 18 minutes. WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at www. charlestonscene. com and offer your opinion of the film.

and is none the worse for wear. Doting moms there offer bare breasts, break up fights and demonstrate that it really does “take a village.” In Mongolia, bundled up Bayar rides home from the hospital on a motorcycle with Mom and Dad — not a helmet between them. They set up their yurt and Bayar endures sibling rivalry and the cat endures his yanking and poking. Cats and dogs all over the world suffer the newborns with the same resigned patience. And big brothers jab or yank the new sibling until it cries and then don the universal “Who me?” look. Director Thomas Balmes and his editors find moments of humor in “discoveries” or the unfettered urinating of a baby brought up without diapers. But the message here is contained in the biggest laugh in “Babies” — affluent, coddled San Francisco Hattie’s learning “The Earth is our mother” song at a mother-child sing-along. Look for an American childrearing cliche and you’re sure to find one.


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‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’

Freddy’s back in needless remake BY CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie Critic

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ne, two, Freddy’s coming for you ... again? No seriously, Freddy’s back again? How is that possible? He’s a psycho killer and all, but still, he’s been through a lot since the original “A Nightmare on Elm Street” back in 1984. After all those sequels, you’d think arthritis would have set into those knived fingers of his. The sixth “Elm Street” movie allegedly was the “Final Nightmare,” and still more films followed. Now, we have a reinvention of the first movie — let’s not call it a remake, that would be crass — with Jackie Earle Haley filling in for the venerable Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger. Wes Craven’s core nugget of a concept remains intact in “A Nightmare on Elm Street”: that if you die in your dreams, you die in real life. It was truly inventive and disturbing then — the idea that falling asleep could be deadly — and it allowed for an exploration of the frightening power of the

subconscious. With his jaunty fedora and torn sweater, his hideous, scorched skin and his arsenal of one-liners, Freddy could be anywhere at any time. There was no way to stop him. At some point, you’ve gotta fall asleep. By now, though, the novelty has long since worn off, and cheap, generic scares are all that are left. The first feature from commercial and music-video director Samuel Bayer has a more artful look than you might expect from a horror remake; he also directed Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video, and his “Elm Street” has a similar steamy sheen. Some of his dream imagery can be striking, too: a young woman walking barefoot through the snow in her bedroom, or a carpeted hallway that turns into a river of bloody sludge. But there’s not much in the way of genuine suspense. If one of Bayer’s characters is experiencing a quiet moment alone — in a car, in bed, in front of the bathroom mirror — you know we’re only seconds away from a loud, screechy shock cut. It’s obvious, and it’s repetitive.

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Jackie Earle Haley stars as Freddy Krueger in “A Nightmare on Elm Street.”

also cheering the American military-industrialist ingenuity that now gave us our heavy-metal superhero savior. In “Iron Man 2,” Stark finds himself subpoenaed by a government that doesn’t trust him to hold such unchecked power, that resents his boast of having “successfully privatized world peace.” But his chief Senate antagonist (Garry Shandling) is clearly the puppet of a rival weaponsmaker, Justin Hammer, played by Sam Rockwell with the perfect ratio of unctuousness to menace. The script doesn’t clarify Hammer’s master plan, and it dulls the political edge altogether by making Stark’s dead father (the peerlessly sleek John Slattery, seen in corporate-propaganda films) a visionary humanitarian instead of a war profiteer. Favreau and Theroux

aren’t taking any chances with the wing nuts this time. Not at these prices. Stark’s Iron Man suit is more formfitting now, and he never looks computergenerated. Even with a thousand computer artists between the actors and us, we can still feel those mad, crazy, dangerous egos on the line.

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DIRECTOR: Samuel Bayer. STARRING: Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Kellan Lutz, Thomas Dekker, Katie Cassidy, Clancy Brown. RATED: R for strong bloody horror violence, disturbing images, terror and language. RUN TIME: 1 hour, 34 minutes. WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at www.charlestonscene.com and offer your opinion of the film.

As for the story, the script from Wesley Strick and Eric Heisserer pretty closely follows the original. A group of teenagers played by actors in their mid-20s (Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy, Thomas Dekker and Kellan Lutz) find themselves haunted by the same menacing man: Freddy Krueger, who chases and slashes at them in his dreams. Why this happens to them now, simultaneously, seems arbitrary but, whatever. They’re all connected to him through their childhood but they can’t figure out how (Krueger’s pedophilia is spelled out more explicitly in this one, which

seems like a needless and gratuitous attempt to shock us). And one by one, he takes them out, despite their best efforts to stay awake. Haley seems wasted in the role, though. This is someone who can really act, who can be deeply creepy, as evidenced by his Oscarnominated work in “Little Children.” Here, he seems smothered by the special-effects makeup, the distorted voice, the cheesy puns: “You really shouldn’t fall asleep in class.” Not that any of this matters, though. The last shot clearly sets up another “Nightmare.” Who says Hollywood has run out of original ideas?

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND

CHLOE

Town’s Square: Today-Sun: 11:35, 12:15, 2:45, 4:15, 5:05, 6:35, 7:30, 9:50 Mon-Thurs. May, 13: 2:45, 4:15, 5:05, 6:35, 7:30, 9:50

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DIARY OF A WIMPY KID

Cinebarre: Today: 10:50, 1:20, 4:30, 7:15, 9:45

PG

★★★

★★★

19-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen’s reign of terror.

A woman puts her family in danger when she hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she believes is cheating.

PG

Town’s Square: Today: 12:25, 3:10, 6:40 -nm

Greg Heffley is a witty middle school student just trying to get through the days without looking like an idiot. Citadel 16: Today: 1, 3:20, 5:45

CLASH OF THE TITANS

ALICE IN WONDERLAND 3-D

★★½

★★★

Palmetto Grande: Today: 11:45, 2, 4:20, 6:45, 9:10

PG-13

PG

*FISH TANK

Sam Worthington stars as Perseus, mortal son of Zeus, who sets out on a journey to defeat the evil inhabitants of the underworld.

Citadel 16 3-D: Today: 4:15, 6:55

*ART OF THE STEAL

★★★★

NR

This documentary follows the struggle for control of Dr. Albert C. Barnes’ multiple-billion dollar collection of modern and post-impressionist art.

Terrace: Fri-Sat: 1:45, 3:45, 6:50, 8:455 Mon-Thurs. May, 13: 2:45, 4:45, 7:10

*BABIES

Fifteen-year-old Mia is in a constant state of war with her family and school, but her secret love for hip-hop dancing gives the teenager a creative outlet. Citadel 16: Fri-Thurs. May, 13: 4:10, 7:30

CLASH OF THE TITANS 3-D

FURRY VENGEANCE

PG-13

PG

★★

THE BACK-UP PLAN

DATE NIGHT

PG

This visually stunning film follows four babies around the worldfrom their first breathes to their first steps.

★★

★★

After years of dating, Jennifer Lopez’s Zoe decides she’s sick of waiting for Mr. Right and decides to become a single mother. But the same day of Zoe’s appointment, faith steps in and she meet Stan, the man she’s been looking for all along

This comedy stars Steve Carrell and Tina Fey as a bored married couple who find adventure during a night out in New York City.

PG-13

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PG-13

★★½

Terrace: Fri-Sat: 2, 4, 7, 8:45 Mon-Thurs. May, 13: 3, 5, 7:20

★★★

★★★½

Cinebarre: Today: 10:15, 1, 4, 6:55, 9:40 Fri-Thurs. May, 13: 10:50, 1:20, 4:30, 7:15, 9:45 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 11:05, 1:35, 4:10, 6:50, 9:20 Mon-Thurs. May, 13: 1:35, 4:10, 6:50, 9:20 Town’s Square: Today-Sun: 11:25, 2:10, 4:40, 7:25, 10:10 Mon-Thurs. May, 13: 2:10, 4:40, 7:25, 10:10

Citadel 16 3-D: Today: 11:45, 2:10, 4:30, 6:50, 9:10 Fri-Sun: 11:45, 2:10, 4:30, 6:50, 9:10 Mon-Thurs. May, 13: 2:10, 4:30, 6:50, 9:10 James Island 8: Today: 4:20, 7:05, 9:35 Fri-Sun: 1:50, 4:20, 7:05, 9:35 Mon-Thurs. May, 13: 4:20, 7:05, 9:35 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 11:30, 2:10, 4:45, 7:20, 10 Mon-Thurs. May, 13: 2:10, 4:45, 7:20, 10

In the Oregon wilderness, a real estate developer’s (Brendan Fraser) new housing subdivision faces protest from local woodland creatures who don’t want their homes disturbed.

Cinebarre: Today: 10:30, 1:40, 4:20, 7:20, 9:35 Fri-Thurs. May, 13: 10:40, 1:35, 4, 6:55, 9:35 Citadel 16: Today: 12:20, 2:20, 4:20, 6:50, 9 Fri-Thurs. May, 13: 12:20, 2:20, 4:20, 6:50, 9 James Island 8: Today: 5:50, 8, 10:10 Fri-Sun: 2:05, 4:15, 7:15, 9:25 MonThurs. May, 13: 4:15, 7:15, 9:25 Town’s Square: Today-Sun: 11, 1:40, 4:35, 7:05, 9:35 Mon-Thurs. May, 13: 1:40, 4:35, 7:05, 9:35

PG-13

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

Cinebarre: Today: 10:35, 1:15, 4:05, 7:45, 10 Fri-Thurs. May 13: 10:30, 1:40, 4:20, 7:45, 9:35 James Island 8: Today: 6: 4:10, 7:20, 9:30 Fri-Sun: 1:55, 4:10, 7:20, 9:30 Mon-Thurs. May, 13: 4:10, 7:20, 9:30 Citadel 16: Today: 11:50, 1:50, 3:50, 5:50, 7:50, 9:50 Fri-Sun: 11:50, 1:50, 3:50, 5:50, 7:50, 9:50 Mon-Thurs. May, 13: 1:50, 3:50, 5:50, 7:50, 9:50 Highway 21: Today:-Thurs, May 13: 9:55 Palmetto Grande: Today-Fri: 11, 1:25, 4:05, 7:10, 9:35 Mon-Thurs. May, 13: 1:25, 4:05, 7:10, 9:35 Town’s Square: Today-Sun: 11:40, 2:05, 4:30, 6:45, 9:25 Mon-Thurs. May, 13: 2:05, 4:30, 6:45, 9:25

★★★★½

PG-13

An adaptation of the book, this Swedish thriller focuses on a journalist and a young hacker.

Terrace: Fri-Sun: 2:30, 5;30, 8:15 Mon-Thurs. May, 13: 3:30, 7

HOT TUB TIME MACHINE

★★½ R

Four men on vacation travel back to the ’80s via a hot tub.

DEATH AT A FUNERAL

Cinebarre: Today: 10:55, 1:30, 4:10, 7, 9:20 Fri-Thurs. May, 13: 10:10, 1:30, 4:10, 7, 9:20 Citadel 16: Today: 11:45, 2, 4:10, 7:30, 9:45 Fri-Sun: 11:45, 2, 9:50 Mon-

★★

THE BOUNTY HUNTER

★½

R

PG-13

Thurs. May, 13: 2, 9:50

Family secrets are exposed during a funeral in this comedy.

Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston star in this romantic comedy about a bounty hunter in search of his ex-wife.

Citadel 16: Today: 7:10, 9:35 Town’s Square: Today: 12:05, 2:50, 5:25, 7:55, 10:30 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 11:35, 2:10, 7:45 Mon-Thurs. May, 13: 2:10, 7:45

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON

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A young Viking becomes the owner of a dragon.

A high school student decides to become a real-life superhero.

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3-D

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Cinemark Movies 8: Today: 4:50, 9:40 Fri-Sun: 10:40, 1:35, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15 Mon-Thurs. May, 6: 1:35, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15 Citadel 16 IMAX 3-D: Today: 11:45, 2, 4:20, 7, 9:25 Fri-Sun: 11:45, 2, 4:20, 7, 9:25 Mon-Thurs. May, 13: 2, 4:20, 7, 9:25 James Island 8: Tonight: 4:50, 7:15, 9:40 Fri-Sun: 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40 Mon-Thurs. May, 13: 4:50, 7:15, 9:40 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 12:05, 2:35, 4:55, 7:25, 9:45 Mon-Thurs. May, 13: 2:35, 4:55, 7:25, 9:45 Town’s Square: Today-Sun: 12:10, 2:35, 5:15, 7:40, 10:05 Mon-Thurs. May 13: 2:35, 5:15, 7:40, 10:05

IRON MAN 2

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Cinebarre: Today: 10:55, 1:55, 4:45, 7:35, 10:25 Fri-Thurs. May, 13: 10:55, 1:55, 4:45, 7:35, 10:25 Citadel 16: Today: 12:20, 3:15, 7, 9:30 Fri-Thurs. May, 13: 12:20, 3:15, 7, 9:30 Highway 21: Today: 9:55 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 11:40, 2:20, 5:15, 6, 10:40 Mon-Thurs. May, 13: 2:20, 5:15, 6, 10:40 Town’s Square: Today-Sun: 11:15, 2:15, 5:10, 8:05, 10:40 Mon-Thurs. May 13: 2:15, 5:10, 8:05, 10:40

Citadel 16 IMAX 3-D: Fri-Sun: 9:30, 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Mon-Thurs. May, 13: 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Palmetto Grande: Fri-Sun: 10:30, 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30 Mon-Thurs. May, 13: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30

Cinebarre: Today: 1:40, 4:20, 7:20, 10:05 Citadel 16: Today 11:35, 1:50, 4 7:20, 9:40 Fri-Sun: 11:35, 1:50, 4, 7:20, 9:40 Mon-Thurs. May, 13: 1:50, 4, 7:20, 9:40 James Island 8: Today: 4:15, 705, 9:40 Highway 21: Today: 8:25 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 11:25, 1:50, 4:40, 7:40, 10:15 Mon-Thurs. May, 13: 1:50, 4:40, 7:40, 10:15 Town’s Square: Today-Sun: 11:10, 1:45, 4:10, 7, 9:40 Mon-Thurs. May, 13: 1:45, 4:10, 7, 9:40

A PROPHET

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A young Arab man is sent to a French prison where he becomes a mafia kingpin. Terrace: Today: 3:15, 6:50

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In this cult classic, Susan Sarando and Brad Major, a newly engaged couple, must spend the night in an isolated area with Dr. Frank-N-Furter, played by Tim Curry. Terrace: Fri: 11

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After being left for dead, an elite team of U.S. Special Forces target their would-be assassins.

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An average-looking Joe meets the perfect woman, but his lack of confidence and his friends’ influence begin to pick away at the relationship.

Highway 21: Today-Thurs. May, 13: 10:40

WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO?

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Four couples reunite for their annual vacation. Their intimate week in the Bahamas is disrupted by the arrival of an ex-husband determined to win back his recently remarried wife.

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A picture-perfect family moves into an upscale community, integrating themselves into every aspect of the community.

Pierce Brosnan narrates this Disney documentary.

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A young boy with cancer inspires people around him by writing letters to God. Citadel 16: Today: 11:50, 2:20, 4:40

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A concert movie featuring Phish’s Festival three-day concert in the Southern California desert.

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THE JONESES

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A rebellious girl finds love after she is sent to live with her father.

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Cinebarre: Today: 10:25, 1:25, 4:40, 7:10, 9:25 Fri-Thurs. May, 13: 10:15, 1, 4, 6:55, 9:40 Citadel 16: Today: 11:40, 1:40, 3:40, 5:40, 7:40, 7:40, 9:40 Fri-Sun: 11:40, 1:40, 3:40, 5:40, 7:40, 9:40 Mon-Thurs. May, 13: 1:40, 3:40, 5:40, 7:40, 9:40 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Mon-Thurs. May 13: 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Town’s Square: Today-Sun: 11:30, 12, 2, 2:20, 4:25, 5, 7:15, 7:45, 9:45, 10:15 Mon-Thurs. May, 13: 2, 2:20, 4:25, 5, 7:15, 7:45, 9:45, 10:15

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In this remake of Wes Craven’s 1984 slasher film, Jackie Earle Haley plays iconic monster Freddy Krueger.

THE LAST SONG

LETTERS TO GOD

IRON MAN 2 3-D

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After confessing his identity, Tony Stark’s Iron Man comes under fire as the government demands that he hand over the Iron Man suit.

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

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Nothing at the Moment

New works by Myers and Csavas work well in Outer Space BY ELIZABETH BOWERS

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“Yellow Chair” and other works by Karen Ann Myers will be on display at Outer Space through May 31. KAREN ANN MYERS

“Leica” by Tony Csavas. TONY CSAVAS

Karen Ann Myers says she and Tony Csavas, as painters, deal most with the formal qualities of paint. That they’re both driven by the relationship of color. “No,” says Csavas, “I think what our paintings have in common is a certain kind of flatness. To varying degrees.” You’ll get to judge for yourself. “Nothing at the Moment,” which came from not having any show title ideas at the moment, opens tonight at Outer Space. With both Myers and Csavas scheduled to show their work, it’s the venue’s first dual art show. The two artists created paintings and screen prints for “Nothing at the Moment.” For Myers, screen prints are small swatches of wallpaper she’d one day like plastered behind her paintings; for Csavas, they’re his favorite pieces of the show. Screen printing involves exposing a picture on a silk screen to light, curing the actual picture and then washing out the rest. Of the process, Myers says, “Our screen prints are about exploring relationships of color interaction.” “No. I don’t think it’s exploration,” Csavas chimes in. “Motivation then behind making them?” asks Myers. “Yeah. Color is all we’ve got,” says Csavas. Myers is director of Redux; Csavas is an adjunct instructor at the College of Charleston and teaches art. He finds inspiration for his own work in his surroundings and says he’s attracted to the things he’s painting. His work, while in school at Boston University and living in the city, was industrial overall. Even paintings of flowers seem to have the windows of skyscrapers behind them. Since moving to Charleston, inspiration has switched to the Holy City’s architecture. The objects around Csavas are important because he creates formalist art, pays close attention to the relation between the painting, its object and, of course, color. “My work is two-thirds formalism and one-third contemporary issues,” he says. “I’m going to speak for you, and correct me if you don’t agree,” says Myers, “But I think your paintings, like mine, are kind of a personal diary.” “I won’t go with that,” Csavas decides, then adds, “The subject matter may not have an important psychological connection. Actually painting something WHAT: Nothing at The will make it more important to me, but the impulse to Moment art exhibit. react is removed from my work. To find humor, irony, WHEN: Through May anything. Say I paint a war monument in Charleston, 31. it’s not because of what it means, but because of the WHERE: Outer Space, structure itself. 623A Meeting St. The two did agree on this: “Subjects are vehicles in WEBSITE: outerpaintings.” spacecharleston.org. They’re understanding of each other’s work almost made me want to date another writer. Almost.

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MASON HASELDEN

“I feel as though I have only scratched the surface with this medium of copper. I still have a few tricks up my sleeve,” said Haselden. BY VIKKI MATSIS

Special to The Post and Courier

Chad Haselden just scratching the surface with his ‘Attempt at Alchemy’

See Chad Haselden’s copper artwork at Scoop Studios on Friday. CHAD HASELDEN

Etched onto a piece of copper canvas, there is a scroll of paper tied to a cluster of balloons. The title of the work is “Dear God” and will be one of the many new pieces featured Friday night at Scoop Studios for the opening reception of Chad Haselden’s solo show, “Attempt at Alchemy.” Haselden creates his art by engraving, painting or drawing on copper and then applying different acids to create colorful chemical reactions. Torches, engravers, hammers, metal plating chemicals, paint, markers and etching salts are just some of the tools that Haselden uses. He is currently working on metal menus for Fish Restaurant as well as collaborating with a carpenter to create a furniture fabrication project in addition to constantly producing new art. Haselden creates large-scale pieces that range from abstract to representational. “My inspiration comes from all directions. Usually, whatever grabs my attention: nature, architecture, music, a word or a phrase, an expression on someone’s face, a conversation with a stranger,” he said. Haselden’s work is striking. The colors, the detail and the texture are stunning and inspiring. “I feel as though I have only scratched the surface with this medium of copper. I still have a few tricks up my sleeve,” he said. NEXT EVENT: Solo Show “Attempt at Alchemy,” Scoop Studios, 57½ Broad St., Friday, 5-8 p.m., Free. WEBSITE: www.copperhaze.com (coming soon), www. ikmtp.com, www.scoopcontemporary.com. CONTACT: cparadox@bellsouth.net. BIRTH DATE AND PLACE: July 1971, Johnsonville. RESIDENCE: Mount Pleasant, 11 years. FAMILY: Wife, Shelley; daughter, Reese, 8; son, Mason, 10; dog, Bella, 3, bloodhound. EDUCATION: Associate of Science, Greenville Tech; School of hard knocks. CAREER: Artist/fabricator/aspiring alchemist. GOAL: Make a living making art. PRICE RANGE: $200-$4,000 WHERE YOUR ARTWORK IS FEATURED LOCALLY: Scoop Studios; Fish, 442 King St.; Tasty Thai, 350 King St.


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‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ Creative Spark musical Sprouts onto the stage BY SAMANTHA TEST

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ee, Fi, Fo, Fum. We smell some children having fun. This weekend and next, Creative Spark and Sprouts will debut “Jack and the Beanstalk.” It will be the third production in this collaboration, which previously performed “Hansel and Gretel” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” “We are excited to expand our audience and raise awareness about Creative Spark’s programming as well as the professional quality of SPROUTS musical,” said Christina Caputo, marketing director and office manager for Creative Spark. “Highlights from the show include a beanstalk that grows into the clouds, a very silly giant who sings WHAT: Jack and the ‘The Giant Rap,’ a crazy Beanstalk chase scene, participation WHERE: 757 Long Point song with the audience, Road, Mount Pleasant cows, harps and a goose WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday and that lays golden eggs. This May 14; 1 p.m. Saturday show is very funny and and May 15; and 3 p.m. silly.” Sunday and May 16. While Sprouts shows are TICKETS: $10 in advance designed for ages 4 and up, or $12 at the door; $8.50 Caputo is sure that adults for Friends of Creative will enjoy the shows as Spark. much as the children. Kids MORE INFO: www. under the age of 4 can atcreativespark.org or 881tend one performance for 3780. each production. May 15 is for ages two and up. This policy was designed so that families with multiple siblings of varying ages wouldn’t miss out on the fun. Adult cast members of “Jack and the Beanstalk” include Sarah Callahan, Krissy McKown, Robin Farmer and Stan Gill. Two cast members, Tanner Pearson and Eden Teichamn are local middle school students performing on a professional level. Both girls had little experience before they were discovered by Stan Gill, Sprouts’ artistic director, during auditions for “Hansel and Gretel.” The girls were cast as Hansel (Eden) and Gretel (Tanner) for Sprout’s debuting show. “Jack and the Beanstalk” was chosen from more than 30 titles in the Sprouts musical library. The professional company of artists performing for children has won numerous international awards and has been translated into five languages. Originating from Boston circa the 1980s, the collection of musicals were adapted from classic fairy tales or developed as original material from artistic director, Stan Gill. All shows run between 45 and 60 minutes, contain five to nine musical numbers and have audience participation.

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Adult cast members of “Jack and the Beanstalk” include Sarah Callahan, Krissy McKown, Robin Farmer and Stan Gill. Tanner Pearson and Eden Teichamn, are local middle-schoolers.


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Beard and Moustache Society and NMC celebrate anniversaries BY KAREN BRIGGS

Special to The Post and Courier

Beard and Moustache 3rd anniversary

It’s hard to believe that Charleston’s most lovable group of beard and moustache enthusiasts just turned three years old. Last Saturday, the Holy City Beard and Moustache Society’s grizzled gang donned their best cowboy gear (and beards of course) to celebrate at Home Team BBQ. The themed evening tied in nicely with leather gifts traditionally received on third anniversaries. The society alone had more than 80 people stop by to wish them well in the outdoor back patio of the West Ashley bar. A self-titled CD release party for Steel Pedals, a local band with hints of blues, funk, gospel and rock, coincided with the festivities. Never ones to be left out of the party, gals from the Lowcountry Highrollers turned up in full force to throw down with the society and Steel Pedals while selling CDs and derby wares. Society founder Paul Roof beamed like a proud husband when he talked about freezing part of last year’s anniversary cake to bring it to this year’s festivities. Also in attendance were social chairs Jason Baxley and Dan Riddle (who periodically wore Western horse masks), no doubt responsible for the riotous affair. Here’s to another three years!

NMC Music Collective 5th Year anniversary and fundraiser The New Music Collec-

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Ginger Scofield and Jason Baxley at the Holy City Beard and Moustache Society’s third anniversary party. tive, a Charleston nonprofit organization devoted to all things music, celebrated its fifth anniversary last Friday. In support, some of the city’s talented artists and eateries teamed up for a fundraiser. More than 30 silent auction contributions from visual artists, restaurants and cultural organizations were displayed at Eye Level Art on Spring, some from artists no longer residing in the city (Adrienne Antonson and Molly Hayes, we’re talking to you). While guests snacked on bites from Three Little Birds, Sermet’s, Ted’s Butchblock and others, act after talented musical act took the stage. Members of the collective consistently wowed

the crowd with their versatility, playing jazz, dueling drum pieces and sultry Latin music as The Garage Cuban Band. Local celebrities Lindsay Holler, Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent also took the stage, sending sound shivers down our spines throughout the evening. Toward the end of the night, Nathan Koci served as the evening’s emcee, auctioning off live items such as Piccolo Jazz Series and Orchestra ticket package and a private flight tour of Charleston. While the funds raised were fantastic, perhaps most enjoyable was the sense of camaraderie and enjoyment felt among Charleston’s visual and musical artists.

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GREEK FESTIVAL: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Race St. $3 adults, $1 children, moms free on Mother’s Day. Enjoy authentic Greek cuisine, folk dancing, music, church tours, wine, beer and much more. Additional parking will be available at 360 Fishburne St. 577-2063 or www. greekorthodoxchs.org. SINGING VALENTINES: Saturday-Sunday. $50. In honor of Mother’s Day, the Charleston Barbershop Quartet and Southern Harmony Chorus are teaming up to visit various locations to sing two love songs and deliver a rose. The choruses will donate half the proceeds to the Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for Cure. Call 884-3232 or 991-9281 or visit www.charlestonbarbershopchorus.com. SCULPTURE IN THE SOUTH: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 15; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 16. Azalea Park, S. Main St. and W. 5th South St., Summerville. $5 adults, $7 weekend pass, free to students. The 12th annual Sculpture in the South Show and Sale will give visitors a chance to get up close and personal with 35 award-winning sculptors who will be available to discuss their work. The event will also include classes, demonstrations and more. 851-7800 or www. sculptureinthesouth.com. FIRST FLUSH FESTEAVAL: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 16. Charleston Tea Plantation, 6617 Maybank Hwy., Wadmalaw Island. $10-$25. Celebrate the first harvest of the year during the annual festival, featuring music by Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Cory Chisel and Crowfield as well as local artists. The event will include children’s activities, tours and all-you-can-drink iced tea. 559-0383 or www. charlestonteaplantation.com.

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CHARLESTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Marion Square. Local vendors offer produce, plants, baked goods and more. 724-7309. DANIEL ISLAND FARMERS MARKET: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 30. Family Circle Tennis Center, 161 Seven Farms Drive. Shop for local produce, herbs, flowers and crafts while enjoying live music and food. www.danielislandfarmers market.com. MARKET AT ROSEBANK FARMS: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Rosebank Farms, 4455 Betsy Kerrison Parkway, Johns Island. The farm will offer local produce, seafood, baked goods, flowers and more. 768-0508 or www.rosebankfarms.com. MOUNT PLEASANT FARMERS MARKET: 3 p.m.dusk. Tuesdays through Oct. 19. Moultrie Middle

School, 645 Coleman Blvd. Features local produce, flowers, baked goods, live music and more. 8848517 or www.townofmountpleasant.com. NORTH CHARLESTON FARMERS MARKET: Noon-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 28. Felix C. Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Place East, North Charleston. Live music, local produce, arts and crafts, food and more. 740-5854 or www. northcharleston.org. SUMMERVILLE FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 20. 218 S. Main St. Purchase fresh produce, organic meat, baked goods and more. 871-6000. ALTERNATIVE ENERGY FORUM: 7-8 p.m. third Wednesday of each month. C of C Hollings Science Center, Room 112, 58 Coming St. Free. Network at Mellow Mushroom afterward. www.gogreencharleston.org. ART DISCOVERY WALKING TOURS: 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. $20. 90-minute tour highlights historic sites that have inspired artists for centuries. www.charlestonwalks.com or 729-3420. “ART IN THE EVENING”: 7:30 p.m. Fridays. Charleston Market, Market Street. An art show and sale accompanied by live music. 937-0920. ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOWS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. First Saturday of each month through October. Tea Farm Cottage, 808 N. Cedar St., Summerville. Free. Enjoy monthly shows that feature merchandise from 3050 vendors, as well as food and music. 871-1113. BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: 7-8 p.m. Thursdays. Ballroom Dance Club of Charleston, 1632 Ashley Hall Road. $30 per month. Taught by Steven Duane. 557-7690. BALLROOM DANCE PARTIES: Every weekend (except holidays). Creative Spark Center for the Arts, 757 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant. $10 (may increase for theme or dinner parties). Adult ballroom dance party with group lessons before. 881-3780. BEGINNER SHAG LESSONS: 8:15 p.m. Mondays. Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 1706 OldTowne Road. $10 per class. 571-2183 or www.arthurmurraychs.com. BRIDGE LESSONS: 3-5 p.m. Mondays. Bridge Center, 1740 Ashley River Road. $130 for 11 beginner sessions. 556-4145. BOOK LOVERS GROUP: 7-9 p.m. third Friday of every month. Dreamalot Books, 123-B S. Goose Creek Blvd. Come with a book and a snack. 572-4188. “CAROLINA GOLD”EXHIBIT: Through Aug. 30. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road. The plantation presents“Carolina Gold: From Rags to Riches,” an exhibit highlighting the work of various goldsmiths and miniaturists. 556-6020 or www. middletonplace.org. CAROLINA SHAG WORKSHOPS: Saturdays. Trudy’s School of Dance, 830 Folly Road, James Island. $25 for two-hour lessons. For students at any level. Registration required. 795-8250. CELTIC FIDDLE CLASSES: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Na Fidleiri and the Taylor Music Group will conduct preparatory classes. 819-6961.

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A grand celebration of the arts with music, performances, fun, food and fireworks will mark the close of the 2010 North Charleston Arts Festival 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Ave. on the former Charleston Naval Base. The Yonrico Scott Band, featuring Grammyaward-winning drummer Yonrico Scott, will perform at 8 p.m. Call 740-5854 or visit www.northcharleston. org.

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a.m. Fourth Wednesday of each month. Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road, “CHARLESTON 1865”: Through May Mount Pleasant. Bring a mug and enjoy 31. Rick Rhodes Photography, 1842 presentations by different speakers. ReBelgrade Ave. The gallery will host an freshments will be provided. 856-2166. exhibit featuring photographs taken in FOLLY BEACH BLUEGRASS SOCICharleston in 1865. 766-7425 or www. ETY: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. The Kitchen, 11 charleston1865.com. Center St. Bring an instrument and parCHARLESTON CIVIL WAR ROUND ticipate in an open jam. 345-1678. TABLE: 7 p.m. Second Tuesday of each FREE FRIDAY WINE TASTINGS: 3-6 month. Ryan’s restaurant, 829 St. Anp.m. Fridays. Lowcountry Wine and Spirdrews Blvd. jeannescla@aol.com. its, 3642 Savannah Highway, Suite 140, CHARLESTON MUSIC CLUB: Free Johns Island. 769-2722. music programs through May. 795-7842 FREE SHAG LESSONS: 7:30 p.m. Monor www.charlestonmusicclub.org. days. Mojo’s, 975 Bacons Bridge Road, CHARLESTON POETRY SERIES: 7 Summerville. 214-0242. p.m. Fourth Tuesday of each month. CirTHE GATHERING BOOK GROUP: cular Congregational Church, 150 Meet- 7 p.m. Last Thursday of each month. ing St. 577-6400. Barnes & Noble, 1716 Towne Centre Way, CHOPSTICKS: 3-5 p.m. Fridays. Mount Pleasant. 216-9756. Charleston County Main Library, 68 CalGRASSROOTS CALL TO ACTION: 11 houn St. All ages. Light classical music a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Fort Johnson Cafe and favorite children’s songs while kids and Coffee, 1014 Fort Johnson Road, color with friends. 805-6930. James Island. 810-0088 or grassroots CHORUS REHEARSALS: 3:30-5 p.m. calltoaction@gmail.com. Tuesdays. Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle “JAPANESE BATH”EXHIBIT: CharlesRange Road, Mount Pleasant. The Franke ton Center for Photography, 654 King Chorus invites men and women to join. St. The center will host“The Way of the 654-5973, 881-1158 or 881-9691. Japanese Bath,” a collection by travel CHRISTOPHER’S READING ROOM: photographer Mark Edward Harris. 7204-4:30 p.m. Thursdays. Johns Island Li3105 or www.ccforp.org. brary, 3531 Maybank Highway. Grades “LET’S DISCUSS IT”BOOK GROUP: 6-12. Earn one Johns Island Library dollar 10 a.m. Third Friday of each month. for each session. 559-1945. Mount Pleasant Regional Library, 1133 “COMMON GROUND-SOLID Mathis Ferry Road. New members welGROUND”: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. come. shgalos@juno.com. Marion Square Farmers Market. Join the LOWCOUNTRY BACKPACKERS Grassroots Call to Action Group for nonCLUB: 7-8:30 p.m. second Thursday of partisan open discussion. 810-0088 or each month. Collins Park Clubhouse, www.grassrootschange.ning.com. 4115 Fellowship Road, North Charleston. CYPRESS SWAMP TOURS: 1-4 p.m. “MODERN MASTERS”: Through Aug. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 22. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 MeetMiddleton Place Outdoor Center, 4300 ing St. The museum will host“Modern Ashley River Road. $55-$65. 266-7492 or Masters From the Ferguson Collection,” www.middletonplace.org. which will include work by Picasso, DANGEROUS BOOK CLUB: 3:30-4:30 Christo, Willem de Kooning and others. p.m. Wednesdays. Charleston County 722-2706 or www.gibbesmuseum.org. Main Library, 68 Calhoun St. Explore MUSEUM, MUSIC AND MORE!: something new every week from“The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, Dangerous Book for Boys.” 805-6930. 25 Ann St. Ages 5-12. $8 members, $10 DANGEROUS BOYS CLUB: 7:30 p.m. nonmembers. Get children involved first Friday of each month. Barnes & in performing arts through interactive Noble, 1716 Towne Centre Way, Mount experiences. 853-8962 or www.exPleasant. Community leaders will host plorecml.org. meetings based on activities from“The “NECTAR OF LIFE”: Through May. Dangerous Book for Boys.” 216-9756. Martin Gallery, 18 Broad St. The gallery “DARWIN ON EVOLUTION”: Through will host an exhibit by Wanda Steppe, August. Karpeles Manuscript Museum, whose work explores the fragility of the 68 Spring St. The museum will host a col- physical world. 723-7378 or www.marlection of documents written by Charles tingallerycharleston.com. Darwin, including original manuscript “NOTHING AT THE MOMENT”: pages from“Origin of Species.” 853-4651. Through May. Outer Space, 623-A MeetEARLY MORNING BIRD WALKS: 8:30 ing St. The gallery will host an exhibit a.m.-noon. Wednesdays and Saturdays. featuring works by Tony Csavas and Caw Caw Interpretive Center, 5200 SaKaren Ann Myers. An opening reception vannah Highway, Ravenel. $5, Gold Pass will be held 6-9 p.m. today. outerspace. members free. Preregistration encourcharleston@gmail.com. aged, but walk-ins welcome. 795-4386 OPEN STUDIO: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or www.ccprc.com. Last Tuesday of each month. The MeetEAST COOPER COFFEE CLUB: 10 ing Place, 1077 E. Montague Ave., North

Charleston. Free. Each class will be taught by professional artists. 745-1087. PARENT/CHILD BALLROOM CLASSES: 6:30-7 p.m. Thursdays. G.M. Darby Building, 302 Pitt St., Mount Pleasant. $30 residents, $37 nonresidents. Parents and youths ages 5-9 will learn basic ballroom dance steps. 849-2061 or www. townofmountpleasant.com. POSTPARTUM SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30-8 p.m. First and third Thursdays of each month. Church of the Holy Cross, 299 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island. Psychologist Risa Mason-Cohen leads a support group. 769-0444. PRESERVATION TECH TOURS: 8:3010:30 a.m. First Saturday of each month. Drayton Hall, 3380 Ashley River Road. $20 members, $25 nonmembers. Tours will showcase the technical aspects of the plantation’s preservation efforts, design, architecture and more. 769-2638 or www.draytonhall.org. QUILT EXHIBIT: Through June 1. Edisto Island Museum, 8123 Chisolm Plantation Road. The museum will host “From Quilts in the Attics to Quilts on the Wall: Exploring Textile Art by AfricanAmericans,” featuring quilts inspired by Harriet Powers. 869-1954 or www.edisto museum.org. SALSA DANCE LESSONS: 6:45 and 7:30 p.m. Mondays. Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 1706 Old Towne Road. $10 per class. Beginner and advanced lessons. 571-2183 or www.arthurmurraychs.com. SALSA NIGHT AT SOUTHEND BREWERY: 10 p.m. Thursdays at Southend Brewery, 161 East Bay St. $4 cover. DJ Luigi mixes live. 853-4677. SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE LESSONS: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Felix C. Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle, North Charleston. Free. No partner needed. 810-7797. SEA TURTLE HOSPITAL TOURS: 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. S.C. Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. $8 ages 2-11, $16 adults, $14 ages 62 and older. Reservations recommended. 577-3474. SQUARE DANCE CLASS: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Felix C. Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle, North Charleston. 552-3630. SUMMERVILLE WRITERS GUILD: 6:30 p.m. Last Monday of each month. Perkins Restaurant, 1700 Old Trolley Road, Summerville. 871-7824. SUMMER WINE STROLLS: 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road. $10. Enjoy wine in the plantation’s beautiful gardens. 266-7477 or www.middletonplace.org. “THE LYRIC SHOW”: Through midMay. 16 Penny Gallery at 52.5 Records, 561 King St. Artists will display works inspired by their favorite songs. 722-3525. WEST ASHLEY DEMOCRATS’MEETINGS: 6:30-8 p.m. second Monday of each month, Bluerose Cafe, 652 St. An-

drews Blvd.; 8-9:30 a.m. third Saturday of each month, Ryan’s restaurant, 829 St. Andrews Blvd. 576-4543. WHIZ KIDS: 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St. $5 per child/$25 per month. An after-school science program taught by Laura Buschman. 853-8962, ext. 221. ZEN MEDITATION: 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Cheri Huber will lead the class, which will focus on meditation and discussion. Call 224-2468.

GALLERY CONCERT: 9 p.m. Outer Space, 623 Meeting St. $5 donation. The gallery will host three bands: Future Islands, Lower Dens and Ponies and Flowers. www.outerspacecharleston.org.

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DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL: 8:30 a.m.5 p.m. Brittlebank Park, Lockwood Drive. Free admission. The second annual Dragon Boat Festival will feature at least 45 teams who will race wooden boats decorated with dragons’ heads and tails. Children’s activities also will take WINE TASTING: 5:30-8 p.m. MUSC place throughout the day. Proceeds will Wellness Center, 45 Courtenay Drive. $35 benefit various cancer programs. www. per person, $50 per couple. The Univerdragonboatcharleston.org. sity Exchange Club will host its 11th anINTRO TO KAYAKING: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. nual Wine Tasting for Charity, which will Sea Kayak Carolina, 1731 Signal Point include hors d’oeuvres, music by A Touch Road, James Island. $45. Learn the basics of Class Extravaganza and art. 822-7000 of kayaking, including safety, boat fit, or universityexchangeclub@gmail.com. paddle strokes and more. Equipment will AUTHOR LECTURE: 6:30 p.m. Middle- be provided. 225-7969 or www.seakayton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road. $25 akcarolina.com. members, $35 nonmembers. Andrea FAMILY FUN EVENT: 10 a.m.-noon. Wulf, historian and author of “The Broth- The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting er Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the St. Families are invited to learn about Birth of an Obsession,” will give a lecture Charleston during the Revolutionary War and discuss her book. 266-7473 or www. by making crafts, watching demonstramiddletonplace.org. tions and looking at artifacts. 722-2996 BOOK READING: 7 p.m. Barnes & Noor www.charlestonmuseum.org. ble, 1812 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Mystery CHARLESTON ROSE SHOW: 1-5 p.m. author Gerrie Ferris Finger will read from Northwoods Mall, 2150 Northwoods her new book, “The End Game,” and will Blvd., North Charleston. The Lowcountry sign copies. 556-8979 or www.bn.com. Rose Society will hold its annual rose show, which will include classes for beginners and arrangers. 795-4130 or AWARENESS EVENT: 5 p.m. Blind www.charlestonrose.com. Tiger, 38 Broad St. The Yo Art Project and SINGLES MIXER: 7-9 p.m. 125 CainYoga Benefits Kids will hold an event to hoy Landing, Mount Pleasant. $15 in raise awareness about the need for child- advance, $20 at door. The Singles in the enrichment programs in the community. City Social Network will hold its Spring Guests may enjoy art, a silent auction, Into Spring party, featuring a dinner and music by Duda Lucena, food and drinks. open bar. Guests should wear white or a 556-6800 or 425-4806. hat. 647-3731 or www.singlesinthecityFIRST FRIDAY ART WALK: 5-8 p.m. socialnetwork.com. Broad St. The Broad Street Merchants “SHAGGIN’ ON THE COOPER”: 8 p.m. Association will host the monthly Memorial Waterfront Park, 99 Hallman Gallery Row First Friday Art Walk. ReBlvd., Mount Pleasant. $10. Dance under freshments, fine art, jewelry, pottery, the stars to music by the Ocean Drive sculpture and more at various galleries, Party Band while enjoying a cold beverboutiques and bodegas along Broad age. 762-8089 or www.ccprc.com. Street. 722-1944 or www.charlestongalleryrow.com. FREE ADMISSION: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. South GALLERY OPENING: 5-8 p.m. GalleCarolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. ons Lost, 165 King St. Charleston’s first In honor of Mother’s Day, the aquarium gallery exhibiting pirate treasure will will offer free admission to mothers achold its grand opening. Visitors will be able to view gold doubloons, pieces of companied by a paid child or adult. 7201990 or www.scaquarium.org. eight, black pearls, jewelry and other sunken treasure. 577-3875 or www. galleonslost.com. CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY: 10 “WOMEN WITH WINGS”: 7 p.m. Goose Creek High School, 1137 Red Bank a.m. Confederate Cemetery, Carr St., Mount Pleasant. The Confederate MeRoad. Free. Celebrate Mother’s Day at this special event that will honor women morial Association, the Christ Church Parish and the Sons of Confederate Vetof the community and feature perforerans will hold a service in honor of mances by gospel singers, including Lowell Pye, Men of Standard, Kim McFarPlease see CALENDAR, Page 46F land and others. 810-2629.

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CALENDAR From Page 45F Confederate Memorial Day. 884-4265. SPOLETO AND PICCOLO SNEAK PREVIEW: 6 p.m. Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. Free. The College of Charleston presents a program that will highlight various upcoming performances and explain the history of the festivals. 953-8228. “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION”: 7-9 p.m. South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. $50. The Girls Scouts of South Carolina will team up with the aquarium to present an event honoring various women who have had a positive influence on the community. The evening will feature an awards presentation, Girl Scout cookies, a cash bar and more. 552-9910 or www.girlscoutsec.org. LISTENING PARTY: 9 p.m.-midnight. Monster Music, 946 Orleans Road. The store will host a listening party for the new CD by The Dead Weather. The party will feature free pizza, beer and merchandise as well as prizes. 571-4657.

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present “Bach to Rock.” Proceeds will benefit inner-city elementary schools. 224-4472.

may 16

BLESSING OF THE FLEET FESTIVAL: Noon6 p.m. Memorial Waterfront Park, 99 Hallman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. The 23rd annual Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival, which was postponed a few weeks ago, will feature local seafood, live music, craft and art shows, shag and shrimp-eating contests, children’s activities and more. 884-8517 or www.townofmountpleasant.com. “DO THE CHARLESTON”: Noon-5 p.m. King Street. Experience the first Do the Charleston street event, during which King Street will be closed between Calhoun and Queen streets to allow street vendors, dining, children’s activities and more. www.dothecharleston.org. “WOMEN ON TARGET”: 1-5 p.m. Palmetto Gun Club, 952 Summer Drive, Ridgeville. $20 includes equipment and lunch. This introductory class will teach women to shoot safely. 345-6396.

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WATERCOLOR CLASS: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Cuthbert Hut at Azalea Park, 505 5th St. W., Summerville. $90 with supplies, $80 without. Fee includes a Sculpture in the South ticket. Helen K. Beacham will lead a watercolor class geared towards beginners. Box lunches will be available for purchase. 871-5637. WINE SOCIAL: 6-8 p.m. Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. $10 in advance, $15 at door. The Zonta Club of Charleston, an organization designed to raise awareness about domestic violence, will host a wine and cheese social to raise money for its programs. www.zontaofcharleston. MEMBERSHIP MEETING: 7 p.m. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Free. The Preservation Society of Charleston will hold a membership meeting that will include a lecture by Christopher Liberatos and Jenny Bevan on “An Architecture for our Time: The Genius of Albert Simons.” Refreshments will be provided. 7224630 or www.preservationsociety.org.

“TAMING OF THE SHREW”: 8:30 p.m. todaySaturday and May 13-15. South of Broadway Theatre, 1080 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston. $15, $10 students. Theatre /verv/ will present an unconventional production of Shakespeare’s classic tale. 343-6560 or www.theatreverv.org. “JACK AND THE BEANSTALK”: 7 p.m. Friday and May 14; 1 p.m. Saturday and May 15; 3 p.m. Sunday and May 16. Creative Spark Center for the Arts, 757 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant. $8.50 members, $10 in advance, $12 at door. Creative Spark will bring the classic fairy tale to life. 8813780 or www.creativespark.org. “ROMANCING THE HUNLEY”: 3:30 p.m. Sundays through June 13. The Powder Magazine, 79 Cumberland St. $15. www. romancingthehunleyplay.blogspot.com.

STUDENT BAND SHOWCASE: 7 p.m. Wando High School, 1000 Warrior Way, Mount Pleasant. $5. The students of Wando High School present the Wandoroo Student Songwriters and Band Showcase, which will feature performances by The Makeshift, Southern Sun, Casual Jackets, Tru Colors and many others. 881-8200. POETRY SOCIETY MEETING: 7 p.m. The Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. The Poetry Society of South Carolina will hold its last monthly meeting before its summer break. www.poetrysocietysc.org.

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JAS MEETING: 1:30 p.m. Berkeley Electric Building, 3351 Maybank Hwy., Johns Island. The Jane Austen Society will hold its monthly meeting featuring a lecture on muslin by John Meffert. 768-6453. BENEFIT CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Gage Hall Coffeehouse, 4 Archdale St. $10. Enjoy performances by Helen Greenfield and Steve Green, who will

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GRASSROOTS CALL TO ACTION: Volunteers needed to work with the Organic Sustainable Community Children’s Garden. 810-0088.


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Time to honor TV mothers everywhere

Check charlestonscene.com to upload your own photos and look at pics from various events around town. The photos on this page were taken by Norma Farrell at The Gibbes Museum Block Party.

BY REBEKAH BRADFORD

Special to The Post and Courier

Sunday is Mother’s Day, and this week’s Head2Head is about famous TV moms in honor of all the great moms in our lives. Last week’s break-out winner, Natalie Young, is being challenged by Tanya Brewster who’s in town on vacation from Louisville.

QUESTIONS 1. What TV mom drove a flowered bus? 2. Who was the matriarch at South Fork? 3. Marian Cunningham was the TV mom on what 1950’s era sitcom? 4. What was the nickname that Louise Jefferson’s husband called her? 5. Lanford was the home of what TV mom? 6. Who was Beaver’s mom? 7. This TV mom has a blue beehive. 8. This TV news journalist raised a child with the help of a handyman. 9. Elise Keaton was the TV mom on what show? 10. What TV mom with three girls married a man with three sons?

CONCLUSION

Young makes it two in a row with her win in this week’s trivia about TV moms. She’ll return next week to defend her title and try to extend her streak. In the meantime, Head2Head hopes that every mom has a very happy Mother’s Day.

CORRECT ANSWERS

1. Shirley Partridge 2. Miss Ellie Ewing 3. “Happy Days”

NATALIE’S ANSWERS

TANYA’S ANSWERS

1. The Partridge mom. 2. OK, this one I don’t know. 3. “Happy Days.” 4. Oh, gosh, no idea. 5. That would be Roseanne Connor. 6. Cleaver? I don’t remember her first name. 7. An easy one. Marge Simpson. 8. I don’t know. 9. “Family Ties.” 10. Carol Brady.

4. Weezy 5. Roseanne Connor 6. June Cleaver

1. Sorry, no idea. 2. Um, ditto. 3. Is that “Happy Days”? 4. These are kind of hard. 5. Roseanne Connor. 6. Isn’t this “Leave It to Beaver”? I don’t know the family’s name. 7. Marge Simpson. 8. Again, I have absolutely no idea. 9. Uh ... 10. Mrs. Brady. First name Carol.

7. Marge Simpson 8. Murphy Brown 9. “Family Ties”

10. Carol Brady R21-304938


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