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Taylor Music Festival (Marcus walks into work on Thursday. Phone rings) Marcus: “hello?” Person on phone, angry: “How could there be a story on outdoor bars with no mention of (insert bar name)? And what about (insert bar name)! That place has a great patio! How could they not write about that?! (insert bar name) is also a great bar!” Marcus: “Because of space, we can’t include every single outdoor bar, but nothing was omitted on purpose. We’d love to write about those other bars in a future issue! You can also write about the other bars on our website, Facebook and Twitter!” Person on phone, now peaceful: “Wow, you are an amazing person with a great personality and impeccable people skills. Charleston Scene is the greatest newspaper ever! I am no longer upset!” A boy can dream. Seriously, though, there’s not enough space to get every outdoor bar in the paper. Contact us at to let us know what’s up and we’ll get your bar in a future issue!

‘Forbidden Broadway’ FRIDAY-SUNDAY // Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.

Broadway’s greatest legends meet Broadway’s greatest satirist in a tribute as Workshop Theatre brings “Forbidden Broadway: Greatest Hits Vol. 1,” a “best-of” sampler of the off-Broadway hit, to Piccolo Spoleto. Using fast costume changes and barbed lyrics set to familiar melodies of the Great White Way, this cabaret revue spoofs show tunes, characters and plots of such classic and contemporary Broadway musicals as “Chicago,” “Rent,” “Annie,” “Into the Woods,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Wicked,” “Les Miserables,” “Mamma Mia!” and “Hairspray.” Tickets are $26. Performances are 2 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday and 1 p.m. Saturday at Charleston Music Hall. Call Ann Burns at 803-606-2839.

JUNE 14-18 // downtown Charleston

Held at Ashley Hall School campus in downtown Charleston, the Taylor Music Festival celebrates Irish Music. Young people and adults of any skill level can take one to six classes each day in Celtic music on fiddle, guitar, cello, folk song, Scottish dance, drum, harp, improvisation, penny whistle and recorder. Cost is $100 per class, or a full load of five to six classes for $400. Registration closes Friday. Grammy-nominated Irish Fiddle and Guitar Duo Liz Carroll and John Doyle return to Charleston for a full schedule of music teaching, performing and recording during the festival. The opening gala will be 7-9 p.m. Monday at The Waterfront Gallery on 215 East Bay Street. Tickets are $30 a person and $50 per couple. For the rest of the schedule, visit or call 819-6961.

Blues on the Dock 8 P.M.-MIDNIGHT // Saturday // Bowen’s Island The last of the Blues On The Dock Series at Bowen’s Island is 8 p.m.-midnight. The Saturday Night Fish Fry will feature The Louie D Project, Ed “Porkchop” Meyer and Smoky Weiner & the Hot Links performing blues, swing, soul and funk. Admission is $16 and $21 if you want fish. Call 300-5411.

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lunch at a discounted price and it will be ready for you on your way back to the office. Noon to 1 p.m. at Arts For Fitness, 3545 Mary Ader Ave.

This delicious four-course meal definitely makes the drive out to Kiawah worth it. The Jasmine Porch restaurant at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort will hold the year’s first “Stone’s Throw Dinner Series” at 6:30 p.m. to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston. Call 768-6253. The Sanctuary is at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island.



Ready to relax? Start your weekend off the right way by sipping on some great wine at In Good Taste, where they offer casual informal tastings every Friday. There is a $1 charge for every test. Wine sipping starts a 5 p.m. Stay until 7. 1901 Ashley River Road., Suite 9. Call 763-5597.


Franke at Seaside is proud to host a Piccolo Spoleto concert by The Vandallettes at 3 p.m. The duo of young pianists, Karin Lee and Michael Rivera, will perform selections from classical, jazz and contemporary, but deliver the music with a high energy touch. All Piccolo Spoleto events at Franke at Seaside are held in Rodenberg Hall, and are free and open to the public. Call 856-4700

Monday: Yoga

Look at this! Artist Angie Brown’s exhibition, Awake and Dreaming, will feature work with strong emphasis on texture and color and will explore archetypal themes with dreamlike symbolism and imagery. The exhibit will be at 1077 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston.


Take your little ones out to the Charleston Museum to learn about gem and mineral classifications. Everyone gets to take home a rock collection. The workshop starts at 3:10 p.m. Tickets are $12 for museum members, to confirm concert dates and times. by The Beatles and Henry Mancini, original $14 for nonmembers. works for handbells, and arrangements of movie songs. SUNDAY THURSDAY 6/18 Bring the entire family to see Palmetto Celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Bronze, an auditioned community handbell Month with the Carifest Masquerade Fete MONDAY 6/14 group. The group will present its spring at the International Longshoreman’s Hall, Yoga on your lunch break? Check out the concert at 4 p.m. at the Summerville Baptist rejuvenating lunch express class. A 45-min- 1142 Morrison Dr. Enjoy drinks, dinner Church, 417 Central Avenue. Admission is and dancing. Tickets are $30. Visit carifestute class designed to help you escape the free. The concert will showcase a variety of office and enjoy yoga on your lunch break. for more musical styles, including medleys of music information. Basic to open level are offered. Pre-order

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afternoon a large stage played home to groups of storytellers, musical and dance performers as well as gospel groups. Inside, a park building displayed a small exhibition, detailing the history of Charleston’s sweetgrass artisans from its West African roots into present times.

stead, the downtown venue played host to over forty vendors all selling handmade, vintage and local wares during one of the hottest days this summer. The Etsy inspired event allowed artisans to set up individual tables throughout the space offering everything from handmade jewelry to custom designed stationary. Baby items were in full supLowcountry Artist ply with adorable printed Market tees, cuddly accessories and nursery pieces. Adults Stepping into the Music snatched up piece after piece Farm last Saturday was quite the departure from the of reasonable priced vintage clothing and jewelry as well usual music filled, nightas unique art work, decoratime bar experience. In-


The sixth annual sweetgrass cultural Arts Festival was last Saturday in Mount Pleasant tive home accessories and gifts. Favorites included hand block printed designs on tea towels and paper from Perla Anne, hand knitted baby hats by Sonia McCutcheon and kitschy stuffed animals from Fin-

kelstein’s Center. Patrons were encouraged to cool off with a beverage from the large bar that was kept open for the event. It was a great way to spend an afternoon supporting local artists outside of the Spoleto scene.


cal vendors gathered under tents, catching up with other artisans, selling and weaving new baskets on site. The amount of basket weavers Sixth Annual at the festival comprised the Sweetgrass Cultural largest showcase of sweetArts Festival grass baskets in the Lowcountry. There were also Last Saturday’s Sixth Anbeautiful handmade quilts, nual Sweetgrass Cultural paintings, crafts and food Arts Festival brought out items (such as local honey) scores of families and for sale. Kids reveled in curious locals to Mount the chance to play on jump Pleasant’s gorgeous Watercastles and get their faces front Memorial Park. The yearly festival aims to teach painted, while adults took turns throwing Frisbees the public about Gullah and munching on delicious Geechee culture and give BBQ and food from Gullah guests the chance to scoop up unique, fabulous art. Lo- Cuisine. Throughout the


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elieve it or not, America, starting Friday is the beginning of a sporting event that is bigger than the Super Bowl and BCS national championship game put together. I’m talking about a little month-long event called the World Cup. HA! OK, I totally couldn’t keep a straight face on that one. Nobody in this country cares about soccer. But humor me for a second here: Let’s pretend you have one of those strange “foreign” friends who’s always talking about how “smashing” a “match” of “football” is and when they finally talk you into sitting down and watching one, you’re all like, “Wait, so, why don’t they ever try to score?” and your friend is all, “Right-O. It’s called strategy, mate,” and that’s when you finally get it. Of course, I’m referring to the urge to eat at Outback Steakhouse. Never for a minute do you think that maybe, just maybe, 26 billion people (the amount of people who watched the last World Cup in 2006) might be onto something with this whole soccer craze. That’s why this year maybe you should give the World Cup a try. After all, there’s that whole England

from the other countries be- kumi. Sure, a leopard with green cause they will be wearing different colored uniforms. hair might be a little creepy, but on the bright side, at least it’s androgenous. Teams are broken down into eight groups of four. Be prepared for nothing Each one of these groups is given a letter designation. to happen. Ask any soccer fan and For instance, Brazil, Ivory Coast, the Democratic Peo- they’ll tell you one of the ple’s Republic of Korea and more charming aspects of Portugal make up Group G, the sport is that it is a thinking man’s game by which or what experts refer to as versus America thing that they mean “Zzzzzzz.” So should be hilarious because “The Group of Death.” quite frequently, the final Whereas the U.S., Engit’s a no-lose situation for score of these games will be land, Algeria and Slovenia us. For instance, if we beat something like 0-0. Or, if are in Group C, or what England, for the next four you’re really lucky and find years we get to remind them experts refer to as “*laughter*.” Two teams from each yourself watching a real how a bunch of guys who barn burner, 0-0 with an just heard of the sport three of these eight groups will injury. move on to the final 16, weeks ago formed a team which is also known as the, and then beat a country Armed with this basic “OK, you can stop paythat’s one and only obsesknowledge, watching the ing attention at this point sion (if you don’t count 2010 World Cup should be because the U.S. probably skipping dental appointa much more enjoyable exwon’t be one of them.” ments) is soccer. And if we perience. lose, well, we’ll just go back OK, so it should at least get All the good teams are to not caring about soccer you to the first commercial from South America and and drinking beer. break without lapsing into Europe. That said, if you want to a coma, after which you can This means you can go be in the loop, here’s what flip over and see what’s on you need to know about the ahead and rule out about HGTV. a third of the field. Sorry, World Cup: New Zealand, it’s probably not going to be you versus There are 32 teams inBryce Donovan can’t wait us in the final. Unless of volved. to watch the England vs. USA course they decide to pick Sadly, South Georgia and game (at least until he falls the South Sandwich Islands the finalists based on the asleep). Reach him at 937percentage of countrymen did not make the cut, but 5938 or bdonovan@postand women who know what For more, household names like Slo“Flight of the Conchords” venia and Slovakia should check out his blog “The make up for that with their is. Bryce is Write” or follow him exciting brand of soccer on Twitter at www.twitter. The official mascot is Za- com/brycedonovan. that will no doubt stand out

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rue Blood” is back this Sunday with its third season. Are you ready for the vampires, shape shifters and spooky drama that the Louisiana town of Bon Temps has to offer this summer? “True Blood” mixes up the lives of Bon Temps residents as vampires are integrated into society. The main character, Sookie Stackhouse, played by Anna Paquin, is a waitress with the ability to read the minds of vampires and ordinary people alike. A friend to vampires, Sookie dates vampire Bill Compton, played by Stephen Moyer. In real life, Paquin and Moyer are engaged. Not all of the characters of “True Blood” are as vampirefriendly, including Sookie’s brother, Jason, who, try as he might, just can’t stay out of trouble, and Sookie’s best friend, Tara. The show popped up on my radar in the spring of 2009, when I heard that S.C. native

Anna Camp would appear in the show’s second season. Camp acted in a movie my brother made in 2007, so I decided to watch the show. While entirely nice in person, Camp’s character in “True Blood,” Sarah Newlin, was really annoying. The show earned somewhat of a cult following in its 2009 season. Its first season was pretty tame, as viewers watched Sookie and Bill’s romance. But in Season Two the show got juicy. Season Two introduced a bevy of new characters, from Jessica, the annoying new vamp who Bill gets stuck with, to MaryAnn, the mys-

terious troublemaker who is dying to destroy the town, it seems. The drama hit a new level as super vampire Eric’s interest in Sookie grew and MaryAnn started to turn the town crazy. And if that weren’t enough drama, the anti-vampire group Fellowship of the Sun and its members became a huge part of Season Two, as the clash between vampires and humans got nasty at times. It’s easy to get sucked into the show. While it’s not particularly scary or brilliant, it’s incredibly addicting and a total guilty pleasure. It’s entertaining because even though it’s ridiculous, it doesn’t take itself too seriously. After an episode is over, the show escapes my mind and I don’t think about it until the next episode I catch. The show isn’t for everyone. It is on HBO and it isn’t what I’d call family friendly. And

it is a vampire show. I’m not into the recent obsession with storylines involving vampires. I am openly anti-“Twilight,” and outside of “True Blood,” the only other vampire show I can recall enjoying was “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” But, once I got a few episodes into “True Blood,” I got hooked. What’s going to happen this season? Will the town get destroyed? Will the humans ban the vampires? Who is Sookie going to end up with? I wouldn’t mind Sookie and Eric being the hot item for Season Three. Partially because I think Eric having more of a story line could be interesting, but mostly because I cannot stand the way Bill drawls out Sookie’s name a bazillion times in each episode: “Suuuuuhkey.” Hopefully, the third season’s stories will build on last summer’s crazy momentum without making the show too ridiculous.

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Houston Person (right) fronts the CJI Legends Orchestra June 5 at the Sottile Theatre.

Hangin’ with Houston and other jazz highlights



early Monday morning departure, it was a laugh a minute. He regaled with stories that shared the fruits of the myriad of experiences he’s had traveling the world and making music, all through the prism of his upbringing in Florence. Before I could arrange to meet him, we bumped into each other in the hotel and it was all uphill from there. He hollered, teased, cajoled, and commanded all whom he encountered while here. He had a joke, an anecdote, a lesson or an admoniPlease see JAZZ, Page 11F

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ere are some notes compiled while listening to Jimmy Heath’s “Basic Birks”: As I sat in the Francis Marion Starbucks writing this June 7, John Williams, the great baritone saxophonist in the Count Basie Orchestra, noticed me and stopped by to say goodbye. Nothing could have been finer to end an intense weekend of jazz in South Carolina. John, a friend and mentor, was checking out of the hotel, heading home to Orangeburg after participating in the Charleston Jazz Initiative Legends Orchestra, the centerpiece of the research project’s Piccolo Spoleto celebration. Houston Person, a friend of his and mine, was also here to play in the band. Some of you may remember that I wrote about Houston last year, making a public mea culpa for grossly exaggerating to some people rumors that he had assumed room temperature. I mistakenly told my research partner, Dr. Karen Chandler, that I had heard Houston had passed. Everybody got a kick out of teasing me about my embarrassment, so it was great to confirm my followup report that Houston, an iconic saxophonist, was indeed alive and well. So, it was especially cool to hang out with him for a few days. It was also educational, inspiring and, most of all, funny. This guy’s a riot. From the time we hooked up to the night before his

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denied their talent. They both were so good, however, it just doesn’t matter tion for everyone. what you call it. I’m the first By his second day, all the to defend against jazz ripoffs bellmen, servers and clerks but that’s not what was gowere in the palm of his hand. ing on with these women. It was amazing – and down Both come from meltingright hilarious - to watch. pot cultures, rendering an At rehearsal for a small art as close to folk music as band gig he did June 4 with anything else. Their music Tommy Gill, Kevin Hamimprovises, soothes and reilton and Quentin Baxter deems. he was a tough, tough taskNeither Lizz nor Fabiana, master, knowing he would who both sang barefoot, be deferred to as the grey North America, South perform in the style of Duke eminence he is. What was America Ellington but being the spirinoticeable, too, is that he Two Spoleto Festival USA tual, blues-based artist he was took this route after realizing these guys can play and could performances I saw left an in- he would have loved every handle his exhortations. He’s delible mark on my memory. minute of their shows. Singers Lizz Wright, who They were beyond category. a fun-loving guy but he’s a grew up in rural Georgia, serious artist. Jazz Vespers and Fabiana Cozza, a native There were also many enAcoustic guitarist Nikolai dearing moments with him. of Sao Paolo, Brazil, bared their souls in song, Lizz at the Svishev will perform the Jazz As his large frame barreled Vespers program at Circular Gaillard and Fabiana at The down the aisle at the Sottile Cistern. They were also part Congregational Church, 150 Theatre for a rehearsal, he Meeting St., at 6 p.m. on June of the ongoing debate as to immediately launched into 13. Svishev performs many what is jazz. Some fans were a mock tirade against his styles, among them Spanish, old schoolmate, saxophonist disappointed in both to the Lonnie Hamilton, bordering extent that they weren’t pur- samba, gypsy swing and Brazilian jazz. veyors of classical jazz tunes on disrupting the session. It The ecumenical service is and styles. was all so funny though, no one minded the sudden inter- No one I talked to, though, free. JAZZ From Page 10F

The Smashing Pumpkins are coming!

ruption. Startlingly, the day before he recognized another mate from South Carolina State College, Raymond Rhett, who he had not seen in 50odd years. Right off the bat, he’s no doddering old fool. As many of the old school giants of jazz are, he’s witty, insightful and makes everyone around him better. It was great to see him – alive, well and funny.


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When the Smashing Pumpkins announced a very short two week, twelve show tour for July, who would’ve thought Charleston would be one of their stops? Charleston misses out on plenty of major concerts mainly due to geography, where being too far from I95 makes it more convenient for acts to hit Charlotte or Columbia and then head on down to Jacksonville or Orlando. Nevertheless, when it was announced last week that the Smashing Pumpkins would be at the Music Farm on Saturday, July 17, local fans were thrilled. One of the most popular bands of the 1990s, this version of the group features frontman Billy Corgan as the only original member, but I expect this show will be a quick sell out when tickets go on sale Friday. Corgan

Farm appearance of popular indie band Interpol on July 10th, which was canceled last week. As the opening act for U2 on their summer tour, the group had planned a number of solo shows, and once again Charleston—lo and behold—was to be a lucky beneficiary. Those plans changed when U2 canceled much of their tour due to frontman Bono’s has been most famous these recent back surgery. Often days for dating pop star Jes- compared to post-punk sica Simpson, but something legends Joy Division or even their contemporaries The tells me those who attend Strokes, Interpol was one this concert next month of the more popular indie will be quickly reminded or alt-rock acts of the 2000s of what made the hit-laden Smashing Pumpkins one of and the New York City the most successful bands to group’s Charleston appearcome out of what used to be ance would have no doubt been a concert to remember. called “alternative” music. The band now promises to make it up to those cities Thumbs Down and venues they had to cancel on and here’s to hoping Also a treat for local fans they do. was the scheduled Music


Billy Corgan and The Smashing Pumpkins will perform at 9 p.m. July 17 at The Music Farm. Tickets are $45 in advance and go on sale Friday through, Merch Underground (499 King St.), all Cat’s Music and Monster Music locations.

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Julie Kettunen, center, of New Milford, Conn., dances with her boyfriend Mark Soucy as the Yonder Mountain String Band performs during the opening day of the Bonnaroo music festival in 2003.


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his weekend is Bonnaroo. It’s where thousands of music fans will gather on a farm in the middle-of-nowhere Tennessee to hear The Flaming Lips do Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” in its entirety as well as every other cool band on the planet right now. Except I won’t be one of those lucky people. And it’s not for want of trying. Every year when Bonnaroo announces its lineup, I get giddy with excitement (Darryl Hall with Chromeo!) and put together a pretty convincing argument why this is the year we should go. Apparently, though, I have lame friends who a) never have the money or b) have an irrational fear of port-o-potties. So this weekend, I’m going to put on a few CD’s of bands that will be performing at Bonnaroo and imagine myself there. And because I tend to overdo most things, I’m even going to think up some outfits to wear. For an outdoor music

grommets and a pair of black gladiator sandals. I wouldn’t go to Bonnaroo without packing a pair of denim cutoffs, and I’ve seen several high-waisted versions that would work. However, I’ve been a big fan of slouchy, fall-off-your-hips vintage levi’s for ages, and I’d pair them with a tank top, a thin festival, I think one of the most essential items to bring scarf loosely tied in front, my leather cuff and the gladiabesides sunscreen is a hat. tors. With any outdoor fesWhile I still really love the straw fedora this season, I’m tival, it kind of makes sense to be prepared for rain and thinking of a wide-brim, inevitably, mud. I’d definitely floppy hat reminiscent of 1970’s Ali McGraw; with the pack a rain jacket that I could throw on over any of the hat, a pair of Ray-Ban aviaabove outfits. tors. I’m in love with sunRain boots would also be dresses right now, especially worn super casual with a pair smart to bring, and while I love, love, love green Huntof flip-flops on a hot sumers, I don’t want to look like mer day. A recent purchase everyone else. That’s why I — spaghetti straps, buttons adore my broken-in, lace up down the front, deep patch L.L. Bean boots. pockets, cherry print on a blue background — would be The only other accessory I’d take would be a small perfect for the festival. satchel on a long strap that Rompers are having their could be slung across the moment this summer, and there are a ton of really cute, body, just big enough to fit a digital camera, cell phone, casual ones that I’d wear to Bonnaroo. It’s tricky though, some cash and lip balm. To everyone going to Bonnbecause you don’t want to look too cutesy so I’d tough- aroo this weekend, have a great time. Next year, I’ll see en mine up with a vintage you there! leather cuff that has metal


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here are so many fabulous places in Charleston to enjoy meaningful, but family-friendly moments with a sweetheart! I want to share one of my favorites. But before I tell you where I am, I want to tell you why I visit this location often. Now don’t look ahead yet ... ◗ This place is nestled — I like that word — in the

story here. A while back, I brought some of my “bigboned,” as they say, family members here for a visit. Two of us took the stairs; three did not. The elevator got a little stuck between floors! Yikes! Oh, the shame! The staff calmly explained that it happens on occasion. They hit the reset button, and sent us on our way. Yes, I laughed when I got home. ◗ If you want to talk about a view, this place will take your breath away! When I am there alone, I love that it’s all mine. In every direction, I find parts of my past and easily recognize places that I enjoy now. Have you figured it out

yet? Here is one last hint: It’s located in the sky and you must look up. What? Okay, no more teasing. The place I write from today is the cupola, that stunning dome-shaped structure on top of the Wentworth Mansion. I am seated on the circular bench drinking in extraordinary views of our legendary city. As for the mansion, well, it needs little introduction. Visit it online. You will find accolades going back to 1998, but when you go in person, just tell the front desk you want to visit the cupola. They will smile at you as if sharing a precious secret. When I brought my sweetheart, Bernard, here for

the first time, he sat down, looked around, and then asked “what would it cost to stay?” We had a good laugh about that. Every time Bernard visits, we make a special stop here. We climb the stairs and sit on the same bench. Sometimes we talk about what we are seeing; other times we sit and listen to the sounds of our vibrant city; usually we dream about possibilities. After a long while we finally leave, knowing that another visit to the cupola at Wentworth Mansion is in our future. Consider adding this to your “places to visit” list this weekend.

The cupola atop the Wentworth Mansion among the best places to visit.

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heart of downtown Charleston. I am still crazy about downtown. ◗ A visit feels more like a trip back in time, not too, too long ago, but just long enough to get a taste of another Smith era, which is really saying something given that history is our thing around here. ◗ This place is luxurious and elegant, but not stuffy. The staff is sincerely warm and welcoming. ◗ I get my exercise running up the stairs! Funny, little


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BY STRATTON LAWRENCE Special to The Post and Courier



The Belleveille Outfit.


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The Belleville Outfit Tuesday at the Windjammer

Weaving a colorful tapestry of swing, Americana, jazz and a distinct taste of Appalachia, The Belleville Outfit emerged onto the roots music scene in a relatively diverse way. Though several of its members hail from Spartanburg, S.C., the band was actually formed in New Orleans, La., while guitarist Rob Teter was studying at Loyola. It was there that Teter met drummer Jon Konya and pianist Connor Forsyth and began playing around town without a name. In 2007, the unnamed trio was offered a slot at the legendary festival Merle Fest in North Carolina. Teter called two old friends and former bandmates Marshall Hood and Jeff Brown to assist in the show as well as local fiddle player Phoebe

Hunt. The band dubbed itself The Belleville Outfit and, after an impressive debut at Merle Fest, decided to continue forward together. Ever since, The Belleville Outfit has become a respected and very well liked up-and-coming roots band known for its fresh perspective but mindful authenticity of the rich musical history that the band wishes to both preserve and advance. Brown has since left the group and was replaced as bassist by Nigel Frye. The Belleville Outfit will perform at The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms, Tuesday. Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 10. Tickets are $10 and are available in advance only at

The Mad Tea Party

Friday at The Tin Roof

In a word, Asheville’s The Mad Tea Party is eclectic. For a more visual description, The Mad Tea Party could be equated to a frantic sprint through a musical minefield exploding with a soundtrack of vibrant and

hypnotic tunes ranging from surf to bluegrass to garage-blues/rock. But eclectic works, too. Ami Worthen and Jason Krekel met in 2003 after Please see TEA, Page 17F

hen I cover somebody else’s song, I don’t set out to make it different, but I do spend a lot of time with the song away from the original recording,” says Carrie Rodriguez, the 31-year-old Austinbased singer/songwriter, who makes her first trip to Charleston in three years this Saturday. “I play a song over and over until I’ve almost convinced myself that I wrote it. A lot of these songs, I feel like they’re mine. It’s a nice delusion to have.” On her brand new album, “Love and Circumstance,” Rodriguez borrows covers from a host of her favorite songwriters: Hank Williams’ “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” and Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens’ “I Started Loving You Again.” Rodriguez isn’t lacking her own impressive catalog: 2006’s “Seven Angels on a Bicycle” introduced her as a solo artist, after years of recording as a duo with Chip Taylor, WHO: Carrie Rodriguez the mind behind the songs “Wild Thing” WHEN: Saturday, 8 p.m. Doors and “Angel of the open at 7:30 p.m. Morning.” WHERE: Gage Hall at Unitarian After her followChurch, 4 Archdale St up in 2008, “She TICKETS: $17 advanced, $20 at Ain’t Me,” she chose the door to break from her INFO: 723-4617 major record label, releasing “Love and Circumstance” PHOTO BY THINKPRESS.NET with indie label Ninth Street Opus in Berkeley, Calif. The album includes a song by her father, David Rodriguez, and another, “Rex’s



Silky Texas songstress steals your love if you go

Please see CARRIE, Page 17F

Rodriguez’s new album, “Love & Circumstance” was released in April. She performs Saturday at Gage Hall.

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Charleston’s Steel Petals talk up new album

Q: How has the music changed since you first started playing in 2007? MEMBERS: Blake Ohlson (guitar/lap steel/dobro/theraReynolds: When we first min/vocals), Duck Reynolds (drums), Martin Whipkey started, we were strictly a r. Blake Ohlson knows (bass), Whitt Algar (keys/guitar/vocals) three-piece, drums, guitar the key ingredients to a ORIGINALLY FROM: Cleveland, Ohio (Ohlson); Beaufort and bass. As we progressed tasty rock and roll tune. (Reynolds); Canton, Ohio (Whipkey); Bakersfield, Calif. and went a little bit further “We’ve got a combina(Algar) into [Blake’s] music writing, tion that works,” Ohlson WEBSITE: we both realized that we said. “The straight-up rock SEE THEM NEXT: Friday at Jimbo’s Rock Lounge, 1622 needed something else to drums, the vintage keys, Savannah Highway. add to this. A lot of times, it whether it be Hammond ortended to lend itself always gan or Wurlitzer, and heavy Q: How do you come up to a guitar solo. When you sion. The band hones their bass and guitar.” with your jams? can do a little more, and His band, Steel Petals, is a skills at his home studio in Ohlson: It’ll often start off throw in somebody as good the evening hours. They product of this concoction. with something catchy that as Whitt, it totally changes This riff-oriented rock-blues invited me to one of their the dynamic of the band. rehearsals, where I got to ask fits the way the song is, and outfit includes keyboardafter that, I’ll come up with Q: Do you have a favorite them the lowdown on the ist Whitt Algar, and bassmemory from a live perfornew album and their secrets a topic in my head that fits ist Martin Whipkey and something that’s going on mance? to writing a rock song. drummer Duck Reynolds in my life. Being in the Bible Ohlson: The “Dog Vomit” in the rhythm section. This story! It was at Awendaw Q: Tell me about the self- Belt now is a little bit of a quartet released their first Green, there was the dog that album, a ten-song self-titled titled release, “Steel Petals.” cultural shock. The song, “The Tides” is kind of about got into the grease from the Ohlson: We just released rock fest, earlier this month. that. You just start thinking hamburgers. We’re in the it a couple weeks ago. We They played to capacity about it, where you stand middle of doing “Halfway to decided to sell the CDs for crowds two nights in a row and where they stand, and Nowhere,” and he’s sniffing five bucks a pop, because at Hometeam Barbeque in why they stand for what around my feet. All of a sudWest Ashley for their album digital distribution is a big they stand for. Riff-oriented den, I look down, and he had deal now. The big goal here release show, and are ridmusic can quickly get cliché vomited all over my guitar is to get the word out about ing the momentum of the cords. As I’m singing, he what we’re doing. We’ve had and sound cheesy. It’s got to release to seize the hearts of Charleston concertgoers. a good reaction. All the songs be effective, and you’ve got to came back to eat it! get in and out. You can’t sit Reynolds: It was more so are new. There’s a couple of Their next show is this Friaround and jam for ten min- the expression on Blake’s day at Jimbo’s Rock Lounge. songs that I wrote when I face when he looked down! was in Kalamazoo, but most utes. It’s painful for people. Ohlson’s career as a footBEN WILLIAMS and-ankle orthopedic surWe let it out, sprinkle it with He’s playing guitar, singing, of them were written on my something that’s really cool, and kicking at the dog, like porch after midnight in the Steel Petals’ new self-titled album is out now. The band geon doesn’t take any time then get out and move on. “Get back, please!” will perform Friday at Jimbo’s Rock Lounge. away from his musical pas- late hours. BY PAUL PAVLICH

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The Bushels discuss the cohesive sound of ‘Wood and Steel’ BY MARGARET MCAVOY Special to The Post and Courier


embers of the Bushels, Jim Algar, Whit Algar, Mal Jones and Guilds Hollowell, have formed a creative acoustic quartet. The four take on traditional bluegrass and make it their own. Releasing its new CD, “Wood and Steel,” the Bushels opened up and answered some questions for Charleston Scene. For information on the Bushels, check out Q: Who writes? Who sings? Jim Algar (vocals): Anyone can bring anything to the table. When you have a collective group, everybody is essentially an equal part. Our method is simple. You bring a song in and see what’s good. We’re looking for a spark. Essentially, with us having three main singers, you kind of get three different approaches but it’s all one band. It’s the power of the simplicity. I think it’s why we have such a wide range of people who are enjoying what we’re doing. Our sound really picks up all the elements. We switch from singing lead to singing background. Q: What is special about this new album “Wood and Steel”? Jim Algar: This is the next step in our evolution. It’s just something that when a band plays for a while you grow and get tighter. You grow a new dynamic. In our last CD, we didn’t have any of Whit’s songs. And he’s written some songs on this

CD. The ideas on this one are more scattered around. The sound is more cohesive. Q: How would you describe your music to a first time listener? Hollowell (banjo): I’ve played bluegrass for over 30 years. I can tell you that what we play is not bluegrass. Jim Algar: That’s the difficult thing. What genre are we? We are not traditional bluegrass. We have traditional instruments, but we aren’t playing traditional bluegrass music. The main thing we try to do more than anything else is that we try to view ourselves as an acoustic quartet. A lot of times because we have a banjo, people say well they’re see bluegrass singers. And we aren’t. Q: How has your chemistry and comfort level evolved over the course of the first year and a half? Hollowell: What I’ve found about this group, and I have been playing music longer than these guys have been alive, is that there’s more chemistry in this group that I’ve ever felt in any other group that I’ve ever played in. They have proved that. It’s just a lot of fun. Jones (mandolin): We’re all in different stages in our lives, but we get up there and

it’s just a conversation. Hollowell: It’s just always fun. It’s cool. Whit Algar (bass): We never practice. (Everyone laughs) Jim Algar: It’s always an open gig. Q: The Bushels. Where did the name orginate? Jim Algar: Growing up here, oyster roasts are something that we’ve always


gone to and enjoyed, and The Bushels recently played at The Pour that’s what we like to do and House in support of its new CD, “Wood play in a environment that and Steel.” To hear tracks from the album, people have a good time, visit Also visit www. and that’s really what people for more info on the band. respond to. When it comes to a band name, you have to to love us. nounced. So we wanted pick the one that you hate Jim Algar: We’ve got the the least. It was a long, long something simple. Q: What is it like playing most fan appreciation I’ve process. All the great bands ever had. There’s nothing are called THE somethings. in the Lowcountry? better than playing in the Jones: The best. … And our old band names Hollowell: Everyone seems Lowcountry. were constantly mispro-

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TEA From Page 14F

cabana. The pair has released five albums since its Worthen stepped out from a previous band inception and is currently touring in supto pursue a solo career and Krekel offered to port of its latest release “Zombie Boogie”. lend his multi-instrumental abilities to the The Mad Tea Party will perform at The charismatic singer. Tin Roof, 1117 Magnolia Road., Friday. The result is a big sound for a diverse duo Showtime is set for 10 p.m. Visit myspace. that utilizes guitars, ukulele’s, foot drums, a com/westashleytinroof or call 571-0775 fiddle and plenty of fun-loving harmonies to for more information about the show. Visit create an uproarious rock symphony just as for more infit for an arena as a mountain porch or beach formation on The Mad Tea Party.

Simon not afraid to follow in famous dad’s footsteps AUTUMN DEWILDE

Harper Simon, the son of Paul Simon, will perform at The Pour House tonight. His self-titled album is out now. BY MARGARET MCAVOY The Post and Courier


arper Simon, the son of Paul Simon, will release his first album in October. Featuring a blend of country and rock, Simon’s album smoothly blends the genres, creating a distinct sound. In the process of creating such a unique album, Simon traced back to his roots. With the help of legendary producers and famous artists, including his father Paul, Simon was able to create an exceptional, yet entirely individual, making. “I just wanted to make a credible, interesting rock and roll record with great players,” Simon said. “Really just to make a classic American record.” The country music of the late ’60s and early ’70s inspired Simon to explore a new modern feel for his debut album. Simon co-produced four of his songs with the well-known producer Bob Johnston, who produced classic rock and country albums for legends such a Bob

if you go WHO: Harper Simon, opening for Langhorne Slim. WHEN: Tonight 10 p.m. Doors open at 9 p.m. WHERE: The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway. COST: $10 at, all Cat’s Music and Monster Music locations. $12 at the door. HEAR HIS MUSIC: INFO: 571-4343 or WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Go to, and add your opinion about the concert.

Dylan and Johnny Cash. Collaborating with old time Nashville Stars, Simon’s album attributes artists from the 60s, such as Charlie McCoy, Hargis “Pig” Robbins, Gene Chrisman, and Fred Carter Jr. Simon’s album also features artists from the ’70s and ’80s, such as Steve Gadd, Steve Neive and Marc Ribot. Not only did Simon use talents of the past, Simon combined with modern artists like Petra Haden, Eleni Mandell and Sean Lennon to get the exact sound he was looking for. The mellow musician credited the talents of all the contributors and said only great

things about what it was like to work with them. “It was a privilege to work with great players that I have admired my whole adult life,” Simon said. “It was just an honor.” Special to the debut album, Simon’s father, Paul Simon, the world famous musician from Simon and Garfunkel, helped co-write a few songs and his sound appears throughout the album. The album introduces new sounds with old favorites and definitely makes for some really great listening. “I am looking forward to visiting Charleston,” Simon said. “I have always heard lots about the city.”


Catch Carrie Rodriguez Saturday at the Unitarian Church’s Gage Hall CARRIE From Page 14F

Blues,” by his buddy, Townes van Zandt. “I’d been listening to Townes since I was a kid, because he used to play with my father,” she says. “I loved so many songs, but that particular one I heard on the radio in Austin last summer, and it literally jumped out of the radio waves and grabbed me and shook me. I heard that line, ‘ain’t no dark until something shines,’ and I knew I wanted to include that song.” After recording Lucinda William’s “Steal Your Love,” she hesitated to send her version to Williams, worried that she’d hate it.

Rodriguez soon received a letter praising her rendition. “Making this record was a good way to take a step back, and think about what kinds of songs mean the most to me,” says Rodriguez. “It’s set high goals and standards for myself, to get a clear picture of what kinds of songs I want to write.” With a fresh crop of her own tunes, Rodriguez hopes to hit the studio again next winter, but first, she’s criss-crossing the nation with her trio. A classically trained violinist, Rodriguez switches off between mandolins, fiddle and tenor guitar. She is backed by guitar and pedal

steel from Hans Holzen and Kyle Kegerreis. “It looks a bit like a music store when we set up,” she laughs. “After being on the road with a five piece, this is really fun for me, like a fresh take on everything.” Saturday’s performance continues Suncoast Promotions tradition of finding out-of-the-ordinary venues for Americana acts. Cosponsored by Awendaw Green and The Bridge at 105.5, the concert uses the Unitarian Church’s Gage Hall on Archdale Street. Opening for Rodriguez is local singer/songwriter Kev Rowe, also celebrating the release of a new album, “Hi Love.”

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ALLUETTE’S JAZZ CAFE: 137 Calhoun St. 737-0090. Tonight-Sat: Oscar River Trio, 9:30 p.m.; Mon-Fri: Calvin Taylor, 11:30.Wed and Sun: Abe White, 4 p.m. AROMAS: 50 N. Market St. 7239588. Thurs: David Higgins Band, free, 8 p.m. Fri-Sat: Cotton Blue, 7 p.m. ART’S BAR AND GRILL: 413 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 849-3040. Tonight: Jeff Batman and Friends; Fri: Baby Fat; Sat: Mike Thompson Band; Sun: Everett Bigbee; Mon: Open Mic; Tues: Danielle Howle; Wed: Ward and Joel of Soul Driven Train. ATLANTICVILLE RESTAURANT AND WINES: 2063 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. 883-9452. Tue: Annie Boxell. AWENDAW GREEN: 4879 Hwy 17, North Awendaw. 452-1642. Wed: Claudia VS The Queen of Hearts w/ Rob and Harry Drabkin and Ryan Bonner and The Dearly Beloved, Free, 7 p.m. BAMBU: 604 Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant. 284-8229. Sat: Henri Gates, 8:30 p.m. BANANA CABANA: 1130 Ocean Blvd., IOP. 886-4360. Tonight: Skip Sullians, 6 p.m.; Fri: David Bethany, 7 p.m.; Sat: Mark Shuler, noon, David Bethany, 7 p.m.; Sun: David Higgins, noon, Hunter Hill, 6 p.m.; Mon: Jude Michaels, 6 p.m.; Tues: Skip Sullians, 6 p.m.; Wed: Hugh Price, 6 p.m.; Thurs: Jeff Houts, 6 p.m. BLIND TIGER PUB: 38 Broad St. 577-0088. Tonight: Porkchop, 9 p.m.; Fri-Sat: Union County. BLU RESTAURANT & BAR: 1 Center St., Folly Beach. 588-6658. Fri: Elise Testone Duo, 8:30 p.m.; Sat: Rotie Salley, 2 p.m., Island Duo, 8:30 p.m.; Sun: Henri Gates, 2 p.m. BOWEN’S ISLAND RESTAURANT: 1870 Bowen Islands Rd. Folly Island. 795-2757. Sat: Louie D Project w/ Ed Meyer, Smoky Weiner and The Hot Links, 8 p.m. $16-21. BUDDY ROES SHRIMP SHACK: 1528 Ben Sawyer Blvd. 388-5270. Tonight-Sat: Ronnie Johnson and Chris Clifton, 9 p.m.; Wed: Jacob and Jason of Category 6 Band, 9 p.m.; Tues: Ronnie Johnson Open Mic, 8 p.m. CHARLESTON GRILL: 224 King St. 577-4522. Tonight: Quentin Baxter Ensemble, 7 p.m.; Fri-Sat: Quentin Baxter Ensemble, 8 p.m.; Sun: Bob Williams Duo, 7 p.m.; Mon-Wed: Quentin Baxter Ensemble, 7 p.m. CITY LIGHTS COFFEE SHOP: 141 Market St. 853-7067. Wed: The Amazing Mittens, 6:30 p.m. THE CLUB AT MEYERS RD.: 216

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Fresh off of Merlefest, Dehlia Low will perform at the Home Team BBQ in West Ashley, 1205 Ashley River Road, on June 16-17. The Asheville, NC bluegrass band’s latest release is “Tellico.” Visit Call 225-7427 for more info. Meyers Rd., Summerville. 875-4215. Tonight-Fri: Karaoke, 8 p.m. Sat: DJ and Karaoke, 8 p.m.; Thurs: Karaoke, 8 p.m. CLUB H2O: 8484 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston. 767-1426. Tonight: Country Dance Party, 9 p.m.; Fri-Sat: DJ Mike Mendoza, 9 p.m.; Thurs: Country Dance Party, 9 p.m . THE CRESCENT CONNECTION: 1910 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston. 528-0777. Fri-Sat: Abe White, 6 p.m.; Sun: Sunday Jazz Brunch, noon. CUOCO PAZZO: 1035 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. 971-9034. Wed, Fri-Sat: Riccardo sings Opera and Italian songs, 7 p.m. DAILY DOSE: 1622 Highland Ave., James Island. 795-1010. Tues: Reggae Bingo. DORCHESTER LANES: 10015 Dorchester Rd., Summerville. 3762200. Fri-Sat: Never Tha Less; Sun: Team Trivia w/ Bad Joke Tom; Mon and Wed: Karaoke w/ Rocky ; Tues: Acoustics w/ Brandon and Taylor. 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, 8 p.m. EVO PIZZERIA: 1075 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston. 225-1796. Tonight: The Pulse Trio, 6:30 p.m. FIERY RON’S SULLIVAN’S ISLAND: 2209 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. 883-3131. Tonight: American

Gun, $5, 10 p.m.; Fri: Louie D Project, $5, 10:30 p.m.; Sat: Nate Currin, $5, 10:30 p.m.; Sun: Cotton Blue Band, $5, 10 p.m. Wed: Nite Ramble , 8:30 p.m., Dehlia Low, 10 p.m.; Thurs: Dehlia Low, 9 p.m. FIERY RON’S WEST ASHLEY: 1205 Ashley River Rd. 225-2278. Fri: Heywire, $5, 10 p.m.; Sat: Second Honeymoon, $5, 10:30 p.m.; Mon: Open Mic, 8 p.m.; Tues: Mac Leaphart, 9:30 p.m.; Wed: Lowcountry Blues Club, 7 p.m. FISH RESTAURANT: 442 King St. 722-3474. Tonight: Elise Testone, 7 p.m.; Fri: DJ Jaz, 10 p.m.; Sat: DJ Todd Cadley, 10 p.m. GENNARO’S RESTAURANTE: 8500 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston. 760-9875. Tonight: Gennaro’s Jazz Ensemble, 8:30 p.m. HALLS CHOPHOUSE: 434 King St. 797-0090. Fri-Sat: Anthony Owens, 7 p.m.; Sun-Wed: Anthony Owens, 6:30 p.m. HALLIGAN’S RESTAURANT AND BAR: 3025 Ashley Towne Center, Suite 201. 225-4347. Tonight: Trivia and Karaoke, 8 p.m. THE HARBOR GRILLE: 360 Concord St. 853-5752. Tonight: Paper Cut Massacre; Sat: Overdrive; Tue: Big Hit and the Baby Kit; Wed: DJ Argento. HIGH COTTON: 199 E. Bay St. 7243815. Nightly 6 p.m. Tonight: James Slater and David Heywood; Fri-Sun: John Slate and Bill Aycock; Mon: Margaret Coleman and John Slate; Tues: Margaret Coleman and Wayne Davis; Wed: James Slater and David Heywood.

JIMMY’S: 431 St. James Ave., Goose Creek. 553-8766. Tonight: Trick Knee, Free, 8 p.m.; Fri: The Cool, Free, 9 p.m.; Sat: On The Hunt, Free, 9 p.m.; Tues: Chris Sullivan, Free, 8 p.m. PAUL’Z: 1739 Maybank Hwy., Charleston. 442-4480. Tonight: Joe Clarke Quartet, 7 p.m. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 337 King St. 805-5020. Fri: Sam Fazata; Sat: Quasiphonics; Wed: Trivia, 10 p.m. KICKIN’CHICKEN: 1175 Folly Rd., James Island. 225-6996.Wed: Trivia, 9 p.m. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 1119 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 881-8734. Tonight: Nathan Cowhun ; Fri: Larry David. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 800 N. Main St., Summerville. 875-6998. Fri: Joel Rush; Wed: Trivia, 9 p.m. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 1179 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., West Ashley 766-5292. Fri: E2; Wed: Trivia, 9 p.m. KUDU COFFEE: 4 Vanderhorst St. 853-7186. Sat: Megan Jean w/ KFB, 8 p.m. LALO’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 1585 Central Ave., Summerville. 8739988. Sat: Swamp Fox Karaoke, 8 p.m. LIBERTY TAP ROOM: 1028 Johnnie Dobbs Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 9717777. Tonight: Henri Gates, 6 p.m. LOCO JOE’S FOOD & SPIRITS: 1115 Miles Rd., Summerville. 8212946.Wed: Karaoke w/ Robby G, 8 p.m. MAD RIVER BAR & GRILLE: 32 N. Market St. 723-0032. Fri: Henri Gates, 6 p.m.; Tues: Trivia, 8 p.m. MANNY’S NEIGHBORHOOD

GRILLE: 1608 Old Towne Rd. 7633908. Wed. Ted Mckee, 6 p.m. MED BISTRO: 90 Folly Rd. Blvd. 766-0323. Fri: Eric Pernod, 7 p.m. Sat: Joe Clark, 7 p.m. MERCATO RESTAURANT: 102 N. Market St. 722-6393. Tonight: Ann Caldwell w/ LooseFit, 6 p.m.; Fri: Ann Caldwell, 8 p.m.; Sat: Gerald Gregory, 6 p.m., Robert Lewis Trio, 8 p.m.; Sun: Jordan Gravel, 6 p.m.; Mon: Leah Suarez Jazz Trio, 6 p.m.; Tues: The Frank Duvall Instrumental Jazz Trio, 6 p.m.; Wed: Cameron’s Trio, 6 p.m. MOJO’S CLUB AND CIGAR BAR: 945 Bacons Bridge Rd. 875-5099. Mon: Shag. MORGAN CREEK GRILL: 80 41st Ave. IOP. 886-8980. Fri: Larry George, 6 p.m.; Sat: Rene Russell w/ Gary Hewitt, 6 p.m.; Sun: Jeff Liberty, 4 p.m.; Tues: Rene Russell on Palmetto Breeze Cruise, 6 p.m. MUSIC FARM: 32 Ann St. 5776989. Tonight: Teen Night, $10-15, 8 p.m.; Fri: Less Than Jake, $15, 7 p.m.; Sun: All Get Out, $7-10, 8 p.m.; Thurs: Teen Night, $10-15, 8 p.m . OASIS BAR AND GRILL: 778 Folly Rd., James Island. Tonight: Burning Streets; Sat: The Red List w/ Cusses; Tues: This Will Destroy You; Thurs: Sent By Ravens w/ Oceans. 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 p.m. PALMETTO ALE HOUSE: 951 Folly Rd., James Island. 277-2410. TonightSat: John Cusatis, 7 p.m.

PATRICK’S PUB: 1377 Ashley River Rd. 571-3435. Tonight: Karaoke, 9 p.m.; Sat: Drag Show. PENACHIOS FINE DINING & LOUNGE: 2447 Ashley River Rd. 4029640. Thurs: Debbie Prine, 9 p.m. POE’S TAVERN: 2210 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. 883-0083. Tonight: Rotie Salley, 7 p.m. Sun: Calvin Taylor, 6 p.m. THE POUR HOUSE: 1977 Maybank Highway. 571-4343. Tonight: Langhorne Slim, $10-12, 9 p.m. Fri: The Mosier Brothers Band w/ David Blackmon, $10, 9 p.m.; Sat: Heywire, Free, 5 p.m., Orgone w/ The Tips, $10-12, 9 p.m.; Sun: Taj Weeks and Adowa, $10, 9:30 p.m.; Tues: Mystic Vibrations, Free, 9 p.m.; Wed: The Fustics, Free, 5 p.m., Hightide Blues w/ Tesla Rossa, 9 p.m; Thurs: Weight Station, $5, 9 p.m. RED DRUM GASTROPUB: 803 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 8490313. Wed: Triple Lindy, 9 p.m. RED’S ICE HOUSE: 98 Church St., Mt. Pleasant, 388-0003. Tonight-Fri: Two Three Ways; Mon: Dave Landeo; Tues: Hank and Greg. RITA’S: 2 Center St., Folly Beach. 633-5330. Fri: Sara Smile; Sat: Larry David Project; Mon: Not So Serious. THE ROCK LOUNGE: 1662 Savannah Hwy. 225-2200. Fri: Steel Petals, 8 p.m.; Sat: The Ledge, 8 p.m. SAND DOLLAR: 7 Center St., Folly Beach. 588-9498. Fri-Sat: Nu Attitude. SEEL’S OFF THE HOOK: 2213 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, 883-5030: Tonight: The Bushels, 9 p.m.; Fri and Sat: DJ C.Nile, 10 p.m. SEE WEE: 4808 Hwy. 17 N, Awendaw. 928-3609. Fri: Katy Lizingsyon, 6 p.m.; Sat: Jeff “F” Wilson, 6 p.m. SODA WATER GRILL: 1960 Riviera Drive, Mt. Pleasant. 388-0309. Sat: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Tues: Open Mic w/ Danny Wright, 7 p.m. SPANKY BOTTOMS: 570 College Park Rd. 553-0834. Fri-Sat and Wed: Karaoke w/ Debbie Prine, 8 p.m. SUNFIRE GRILL & BISTRO: 1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. 766-0223. Tonight: Calvin Taylor, 6 p.m.; Fri: Suise Summers and Al, 6 p.m.; Sat: JoJo Wall Blues, 6:30 p.m.; Sun: Trivia, 8 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 p.m. THIRSTY TURTLE II: 1158 College

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The Cure DISINTEGRATION (DELUXE EDITION) (Rhino) As a child of the ’80s, my musical tastes were shaped by one of the more decidedly weird decades in music history. I was too young for punk rock, but instead was the target audience as a teen for the new wave and new romantic music movements. At the time, I gravitated toward the more artsy of the British bands, most notably The Cure. Although frontman Robert Smith’s androgynous-zombie look made me uneasy, I absolutely couldn’t resist pop gems such as “Boys Don’t Cry,” “Just Like Heaven,” and “In Between Days.” Then came 1989 and “Disintegration,” which many still view as The Cure’s high point. It’s 21 years later and songs such as “Pictures of You,” “Lovesong” and “Fascination Street” still get played on the radio, and still sound as fresh as they did the day they were released. Now Rhino has released a Deluxe Edition of that classic album, complete with two bonus CDs. One CD contains a treasure trove of demos and band rehearsals of songs from the album, while the other bonus disc features a 1989 Wembley Stadium live performance of the entire album. As hard as it is to believe that it has been more than two decades since this music was released, at least Rhino has made rediscovering it three times as fun. KEY TRACKS: “Lullaby,” “Lovesong,” “Pictures of You”


Various Artists

PUNK GOES CLASSIC ROCK (Fearless) While Fearless Records has been releasing CDs by punk and rock bands since the early ’90s, the label is perhaps best known for the “Punk Goes ...” series of CDs, which feature the label’s bands covering well-known songs from decidedly nonpunk bands. Examples include “Punk Goes Pop,” “Punk Goes ’80s,” and my personal favorite, “Punk Goes Crunk.” The latest addition to the series is “Punk Goes Classic Rock,” and as usual the results are hit or miss. Hit the Lights’ version of Boston’s “More Than a Feeling” gives that song new life, while “VersaEmerge” does very little to expand on the Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black.” Other notable attempts include The Almost’s spirited reworking of Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’.” Every Avenue and Juliet Simms’ brave take on Eddie Money’s “Take Me Home Tonight,” and especially the .38 Special classic “Caught Up in You,” which is given new life by We the Kings. As for Never Shout Never’s attempt at Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” well, let’s just say that no one yet has come close to Freddie Mercury’s original, and it is doubtful anyone ever will, so other bands should just stop trying. All in all though, this installment of the “Punk Goes ...” series is every bit as amusing as its predecessors. Just don’t take it too seriously. KEY TRACKS: “Caught Up in You,” “More Than a Feeling,” “Take Me Home Tonight”


Indigo Girls

STARING DOWN THE BRILLIANT DREAM (Vanguard) Far too often a live release by a band sounds pretty much like a greatest hits album with crowd noise added. I’m guessing that Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, the duo that makes up the Indigo Girls, agree with me on this, because on “Staring Down the Brilliant Dream,” the duo’s new 2-CD live album, the songs are far more varied. Sure, there are a few Indigo Girls standards, including “Closer to Fine” and “Shame On You,” but for the most part, the original songs and covers, all handpicked by Ray and Saliers, were selected because they represented the best moments from the duo’s shows between 2006 and 2009. The musicians include liner notes for each song, talking about how they wrote the tunes and what they remember about the particular show where each song was recorded. While sadly there are no selections from any of the Indigo Girls Charleston shows during the time frame, this live collection is nonetheless a superb collection of live moments that deviates from the usual “play your hits live” formula. KEY TRACKS: Closer To Fine,” “Get Out the Map,” “Love of Our Lives”



TIME FLIES ... 1994-2009 (Big Brother/Columbia) At one time the British rock band Oasis seemed unstoppable. After conquering their native U.K. with songs such as “Live Forever” and “Supersonic,” the band released its masterpiece, “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory” in 1995. That album featured the huge hit single “Wonderwall,” and suddenly it seemed that America was experiencing another British invasion, as bands such as Blur, Pulp and others flooded the market with their music. While planning the release of the new best-of compilation, “Time Flies ... 19942009,” the Oasis band members decided to give fans a chance to help choose what songs should be included. Fans were asked to go to the Oasis website and describe what their favorite song meant to them. A sampling of the thousands of submissions is included in the CD booklet that comes with the set. The album comes in three forms; a two-CD package that includes the aforementioned songs along with two dozen more, a four-disc set that adds a DVD of videos and a CD of the band’s last recorded live show, and a deluxe limited-edition five-LP version on 180-gram vinyl. For Oasis fans, the only problem will be figuring out which version to buy. KEY TRACKS: “Wonderwall,” “Live Forever,” “Don’t Look Back in Anger”


– By Devin Grant, Special to The Post and Courier

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The Force is strong with this one PROVIDED

Charlie Ross’ popular “One-Man Star Wars Trilogy” runs through Saturday at the American Theatre, 446 King St.

pear at official fan conventions. “They (Lucasfilm) look at me as a sort of living, breathing action figure,” WHAT: “One-Man Star Wars Trilogy.” Ross said. long time ago WHERE: American Theatre, 446 King St. Though he’s spent the last (2001) in a galWHEN: 7 p.m. June 10, 11 and 12. decade touring his show with axy far, far away HOW MUCH: $16/advance, $15/at the door. the support of Lucas and co., (Canada), a young don’t think Ross has let his “Star Wars” fanatic and success get to his head. struggling actor named said of his creation, a show When Ross approached “It’s the films,” Ross said of Charlie Ross wrote a onehe characterizes as a sendDawe to direct his “Trilogy” man comedy show. up and celebration of the after graduation, Dawe said it the reason behind the show’s enduring appeal. “I’m totally His goal? To boil down into beloved trilogy. “Not that I was a no brainer. happy saying it’s the films. a mere hour the first “Star thought it would dry up. But “His (Ross’) love of ‘Star If it became purely about Wars” trilogy. Ross came let’s face it, the world can Wars’ even usurps my own. myself, I think I’d become up with this stunty piece to barely pay attention to a TV Deep down I hoped the one of those totally crazy generate the one thing that show for more than one sea- world would catch on to it, egomaniacs that believe in eludes most performers: son. I assumed theater always the way they now have. The their own press, that have dework. had it worse.” success of it has been the Cut to 2010, and the experiRoss, who coincidentally most delightful prize for the lusions of grandeur. I know why the show is successful. ment has paid off. Since first resembles a young Mark both of us.” It has something to do with premiering his “One-Man Hamill (sandy blonde hair It no doubt helps that the me. But it has way more to Star Wars Trilogy “on the parted at the center and big show boasts the approval with the franchise.” Canadian fringe theatre blue eyes), said he credits his of the master Jedi himself, Co-artistic director of circuit, Ross has performed director T.J. Dawe for forcing George Lucas. When Ross Theatre 99 Brandy Sullivan, it more than 1,200 times, him to transfer his love of first took his show on a U.S. who said Ross’ “Trilogy” is around the world from New “Star Wars” into a solo theat- tour, he received a glowing the company’s closest bet York to Dubai. rical enterprise. review in The Chicago Trito a security blanket, sees it Charleston’s Theatre 99 Dawe, a fellow “Star Wars” bune. otherwise. marks Ross’s latest stop, fan, studied acting alongside The positive press caught “If the show was by somewhere he will bring his show Ross at the University of the attention of Lucasfilm’s one else, it wouldn’t have for a fourth time to Piccolo Victoria. He remembers Ross Fan Relations department, Spoleto audiences through being a one-man show from whose reps approached Ross. lasted this long,” she said. June 12. the moment they met, often They granted him rights to “It’s not just a built-in hit because of ‘Star Wars.’ It’s “I had no idea this was telling stories to his friends legally use the “Star Wars” special because it’s him.” going to keep going,” Ross in full pantomime mode. logo and invited Ross to apBY NIGEL M. SMITH Special to The Post and Courier


if you go

Thursday, June 10

Saturday, June 12



8 p.m.: Opera: Flora, Dock Street Theatre. 1½ hours. $130, $100. 8 p.m.: Dance: Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company,: Memminger Auditorium. 1 hour. $32. 9 p.m.: Music In Time V: Brooklyn Rider, Simons Center Recital Hall. 1¼ hour. $25.


8:30 p.m.: Piccolo Fringe: Man 1, Bank 0, American Theater. 1¼ hours. $16 in advance, $15 at the door. 9:30 p.m.: Piccolo Fringe: Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company, Theatre 99. 1½ hours. $16 in advance, $15 at the door. 10 p.m.: JAC Jazz Series: Cobblestone Quartet, McCrady’s Restaurant. 1¼ hours. $20/set in advance, $25/set day of.

Friday, June 11


8 p.m.: Dance: Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company,: Memminger Auditorium. 1 hour. $32. 8:30 p.m.: Theater: Present Laughter, Dock Street Theatre. 2¾ hours. $75, $50.


8:30 p.m.: Piccolo Fringe: Man 1, Bank 0, American Theater. 1¼ hours. $16 in advance, $15 at the door. 9 p.m.: Dance: Decadent Divas: Charleston Ballet Theatre. 1¼ hours. $31. 9 p.m.: Theater: Devil Boys From Beyond, Footlight Players Theatre. 1½ hours. $21 adults, $19 students/seniors. 9 p.m.: Theater: Village Playhouse. 2 hours. $26 adults, $24 seniors, $21 students. 10:30 p.m.: Piccolo Fringe: Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company, Theatre 99. 1½ hours. $16 in advance, $15 at the door.

7 p.m.: Jazz: Julian Lage, Simons Center Recital Hall. 1¼ hours. $30. 8 p.m.: Dance: Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company,: Memminger Auditorium. 1 hour. $32. 8 p.m.: Dance: Giselle, Gaillard Municipal Auditorium. 2¼ hours. $70, $55, $40, $30, $20. 8:30 p.m.: Opera: Flora, Dock Street Theatre. 1½ hours. $130, $100. 9 p.m.: Jazz: Julian Lage, Simons Center Recital Hall. 1¼ hours. $30.


8:30 p.m.: Piccolo Fringe: Man 1, Bank 0, American Theater. 1¼ hours. $16 in advance, $15 at the door. 9 p.m.: Dance: Motown Mania, Charleston Ballet Theatre. 1¼ hours. $31. 9:30 p.m.: Piccolo Fringe: The Have Nots Comedy Improv, Theatre 99. 1½ hours. $16 in advance, $15 at the door.

Sunday, June 13


3:30 p.m.: Theater: Present Laughter, Dock Street Theatre. 2¾ hours. $75, $50. 8:30 p.m.: Finale: Carolina Chocolate Drops, Middleton Place. 1¼ hours. $30, children 12 and under $15.


5 p.m.: Theater: Mahalia: A Gospel Musical, Footlight Players Theatre. 2 hours. $26 adults, $21 students/seniors. 5 p.m.: Festival of Churches & Synagogues: Dunwoody UMC Chancel Choir, Bethel United Methodist Church. 1 hour. Free. 6:30 p.m.: Theater Special Event: The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, Sottile Theatre. 1 hour. $11 adults, $8 students/seniors. 7 p.m.: Theater: Buckets and Tap Shoes, Charleston Music Hall. 1¼ hours. $26 adults, $23 students/seniors.

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Scott Yarbrough on rewriting comic books and finding the right kind of reader come. Finally I dumped it and wrote what I’m calling a literary noir (trying to emulate writers like James Crumcott Yarbrough, teacher ley and Daniel Woodrell); I at Charleston Southern landed an agent with it who is currently trying to place it, University, has been so keep your fingers crossed. in love with writing (and Q: Who were your top reading) since he was a young child. three favorite authors growing up? Now, he’s A: As an adolescent, I loved all grown the science fiction novels of up, and his Robert Heinlein because of passion the laconic voice of his narfor writing continues to rators; I was a huge fan of burn bright- Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” because of the breadth of ly. Scott sat Yarbrough his vision and the timeless down with nature of the quest; finally, Charleston I probably read “To Kill a Scene and talked about the Mockingbird” six or seven journey of being a writer. times over the course of high Q: How long have you school. I loved that book, been writing? again, for the voice, as well as A: By the age of six or seven I was rewriting comic for its southern setting and DEBBIE ZAMMIT books to include myself and clarity of moral vision. my brothers; I wrote my first Q: Who are your top three Dottie Frank’s new book is “Lowcountry Summer.” favorite authors now? short stories in tenth grade A: The first two are, I or so. I’ve always loved guess, the kind of boring BY STEPHANIE BURT brary and comes together to reading and writing for me choices you’d expect from a has always been a natural support it.” Special to The Post and professor of American Litextension of that love. Sponsors for this event WHAT: Launch Party for Dorothea Benton Frank’s Courier Q: You’ve published vari- erature. I love Faulkner for include Charleston Grill, J “Lowcountry Summer,” a fundraiser for the Charleston the searing poetic explosiveous short stories in differFletcher Design and Firefly ew York Times best-sellCounty Public Library. ness of his prose; on the othent magazines. Describe Distillery, which is just one ing author Dorothea WHEN: 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 16. er hand, I love Hemingway the first time one of your of such events the Friends Benton Frank has written 10 WHERE: Cooper River Room of Memorial Waterfront (particularly the short stohost throughout the year. For stories got published. books, all with one thing in Park, Mount Pleasant. ries and first three novels) A: “Apalachee Quarterly” this event, Harvey and her common: They are all set in COST: $30 online at or call 805-6882. for his restraint and his “less team wanted to a setting that was publishing a special isthe Lowcountry. MORE INFO: would evoke the Lowcountry sue on “chaos” (I think chaos is more approach.” My third Woven through her books favorite, Cormac McCarthy, theory had become the new of Frank’s books. is not simply Spanish moss is a blending of the two. “The new Waterfront Park scientific buzz term in the dripping off the trees or the taurant advice through her of the Charleston County Q: What advice would you has a gorgeous vista. We want early ‘90s); I’d had an idea beauty of a sunset over the popular Facebook page. Public Library will host a percolating in the back of my give to local writers? marsh. The people, places These days, Frank, a Sullispecial fundraiser at the Coo- to introduce people to this A: Primarily I’d advise to site that have not experienced head for a long time about a and events of the Lowcounvan’s Island native, divides per River Room of Mount story made up of fragmented read as much as possible, it yet,” she says. try are peppered heavily her time between New Jersey Pleasant’s Waterfront Park. (and even chaotic) segments. and read widely; I’d advise And a chance to meet the throughout her fiction, from and South Carolina. That Guests may enjoy chamto produce as much as posI wrote it, called it “30 Nugauthor herself, although the restaurant Rue de Jean division of place factored into pagne, a reading by the ausible and be willing to tear Frank will tell you that she is gets of Chaos,” and it was to U.S. Highway 17 and even her decision to set all of her thor and a book signing. In published. I didn’t receive a everything to pieces in reviMedical University of South books here. addition, books will be avail- very much a part of her ficsion over and over again. dime, just a few copies, but tion. Carolina. “It’s simple. I write about able for purchase. Hemingway presumably receiving that phone call is “It’s a by-product of using “I like to put characters in where I want to be. If I’m not “Dottie Frank has great wrote the end of “A Farewell still one of my most satisfyfirst person (as a narrator),” real places, in real time and there (in the Lowcountry), appeal and a great followto Arms” 55 times. Finally, ing memories. even in restaurants I like,” I want to be there,” she exing, and the fact that she ap- she says. “If you read my Q: What are you working if you can find readers who says Frank. plains. proached us with an idea for books, you know me.” will both be honest (as opon now? And she is happy to know For many of her readers, So it is a perfect setting for a fundraiser was fabulous,” posed to kind) but construcFor three years I banged her readers as well, which she Frank is an ambassador of the beginning of her next says Sharon Harvey, presitive (as opposed to mean), my head against a literary sorts for the Lowcountry. book tour to support “Lowdent of the Charleston Coun- says are “just nice people.” take as much advantage of novel about a 15-year-old They deeply connect to the country Summer,” a sequel to ty Library Board of Directors. “I love what I do. I tell stories where people find them- orphaned tomato farmer on those readers as you can. setting and to the author, the popular “Plantation.” “One of the nice things here Johns Island; it just wouldn’t They’re not easy to come by. selves.” often asking lodging or resOn Wednesday, the Friends is that everyone loves the liBY KATRINA ROBINSON

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Rocky Magwood works for Wando Shrimp Company, which has been running boats out of Shem Creek for over 50 years. “I want to preserve [the coast] to be the best that it can be,” he said.

Local fishermen, shrimpers reflect struggles in seafood industry BY RYAN JAMES

Special to The Post and Courier


harleston has benefitted economically and culturally from its special coastal position at the mouth of two rivers as well as the vibrant fishing community dependent on its rich natural resources. Mark Marhefka understands very well how heavily these coastal resources impact the local community. Marhefka has been fishing up and down the East Coast for the past 30 years, spending much of that time in the Lowcountry. He catches grouper and snapper offshore and sells the fish to Charleston restaurants. He says he has always been successful as a fisherman but now says he is struggling to preserve his way of life as state and federal governments attempt to manage dwindling

fish populations. Marhefka said this is the first year he opted not to go and fish on more than one occasion because it wasn’t “economically feasible to do so.” Mel Bell, director of the Office of Fisheries Management at the Department of Natural Resources, said government must try to balance the economic effects of greater restrictions with the responsibility to keep fishing ecosystems healthy. “State regulations do restrict people, but that’s the nature of resource management,” said Bell. “It is not done lightly or without consideration of the socio-economic impacts.” Bell pointed to New England’s cod populations that were fished almost to the point of extinction as an example of what can happen when governments fail to regulate and conserve finite resources.

Ellie Barry, owner of Crosby’s Seafood, said she has felt pressure on her business as the strain of inflation and tightening regulations have dramatically affected profitability in recent years. Increasing public awareness about who catches seafood and where it is caught has brought light to the struggles of this industry. It has taken many years for the public to become educated and concerned about where their food comes from, said Barry. “That whole local drive is just fantastic.” Marhefka said that if the public really wants to support what he and his peers in the industry do, they should ask if the seafood they want to buy was caught by a local fisherman, not whether the seafood was caught locally because large commercial fishing boats also operate in local waters.

Uncertainty is a constant in this business. The livelihoods of fishermen and shrimpers depend on the rhythms of the seasons. Barry said 90 percent of the local white shrimp were killed in the past year because of the harsh winter. But despite such conditions, she considers it a “blessing to wake up here every day.” Rocky Magwood, 33, has been in the shrimping business his whole life. The boat he first worked on was one his grandfather built in 1958. He works for Wando Shrimp Company, which has been running boats out of Shem Creek for more than 50 years. “I want to preserve (the coast) to be the best that it can be,” said Magwood. “This is a big fishing community. A lot of people still love to see us here and appreciate us.”

Park Rd., Summerville. 851-9828. Sun: Randy Pender or Mike Pifer, 8 p.m.; Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat: Karaoke, 9 p.m.; Tues: Shane Clark or Mike Pifer. THROUGHBRED CLUB AT CHARLESTON PLACE: 224 King St. 722-4900. Today-Sat: Live piano, 1 p.m. Sun: Live piano, 5 p.m.; MonWed: Live piano, 5 p.m. THE TIN ROOF: 1117 Magnolia Rd. 282-8988. Sat: Mad Tea Party, 9 p.m. TOAST: 155 Meeting St. 534-0043. Sat: Pianist Annie Boxell, 6 p.m. TOMMY CONDON’S: 160 Church St. 577-3818. Tonight-Sat: Steve Carroll and the Bograts; Wed, Sun: Fried Rainbow Trout. TRAYCE’S TOO NEIGHBORHOOD GRILLE & PUB: 2578 Ashley River Rd. 556-2378. Tonight: Trivia; Mon: Open Mic; Tues: Karaoke. VILLAGE TAVERN: 1055 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard. 884-6311. Tonight: Death of Something Beautiful, 9 p.m.; Sat: Isabelle’s Gift, 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: The Jamisun Group; Sat: Dance Party w/ DJ DDL; Sun: Plane Jane; Mon: Rotie Acoustic; Tues: Trivia; Wed: Diesel Brothers; Thurs: DJ Dance Party.

WILD WING MT. PLEASANT: 664 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 971-9464. Tonight: Plane Jane; Fri: Millhouse; Sat: Moonshine Jenny; Sun: Patio Party w/ David Dunning; Tues: Trivia; Thurs: Plan Jane.

WILDWINGNORTHCHARLESTON: 7618 Rivers Ave., North Charleston. 818-9464. Tonight: Ed MillerKaraoke;Fri:PlaneJane;Sat: Good Times; Sun: Matt Jordan w/ Fred ofTricknee; Mon: Trivia; Tues: The Diesel Brothers; Wed: Rotie and Morganof Soulfish. THE WINDJAMMER: 1008 Ocean Blvd., IOP. 886-8596. Tonight: Martin Sexton w/ Ryan Montbleau Band, $20, 8 p.m.; Fri: Tootie and The Jones, $5, 9 p.m. Sat: The Piedmont Boys w/ Mac Lephart, $5, 9 p.m.; Sun: The Piedmont Boys, 3 p.m.; Thurs: Matt MacKelcan, $5, 9 p.m. WOLFTRACK BAR AND GRILL: 1807 Parsonage Rd. 763-0853. Fri: Ricky and The Rattlers; Sat: Trickknee. ZEN ASIAN BISTRO: 2037 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. 766-6331. Tues: Henri Gates, 6 p.m. GILLIGAN’S: 1475 Long Grove Dr., Mt. Pleasant. 849-2244. Fri-Sat: Mark Schuler, 6 p.m. TATTOOED MOOSE: 1137 Morrison Dr. 277-2990. Tonight: Sun: DJ Dance Party, 9:30 p.m.

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Red’s Ice House on Shem Creek.

Story by Denise K. James Photos by Reese Moore


’m a sucker for a nice, breezy patio in the summer. Put a cool drink in my hand, some good friends around me, and it’s pretty much de rigueur for Charleston during this time of year. I decided to do a little research on which places offer the best drinks in a sunny environment. Fortunately, no matter where you live, from Sullivan’s Island to Hanahan, there is a friendly porch to enjoy the beauty of the Lowcountry. Some offer live tunes, some even let you bring your pooch for an afternoon. These are some of our favorite spots. Just remember the sunscreen.

days, Wednesdays and Sundays. The restaurant also infuses its own liquors, and makes Bloody Marys with its own vodka flavored with rosemary, peppercorn and jalapenos. “Our liquors are all top shelf and we have some really great wines,” says Terri Crowe, one of the managers. “We try to do local, fresh food and great drinks in a beachy atmosphere,”

Poe’s on Sullivan’s Island.


2210 Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island, 883-0083 Anyone who is familiar with Sullivan’s Island knows how awesome Poe’s is. Not only is it named after a brilliant writer, the food is delicious and the view of the island’s busy Center Street makes it great for people watching. “It’s a neat atmosphere here,” East of the Cooper River is a says Teddy Carper, one of the no brainer for great outdoor bartenders. “As soon as people seating. Between Shem Creek come in, they appreciate it. It’s in Mount Pleasant and the awe- cool for watching the city and some beaches, you won’t run out it’s just a couple of blocks from of waterfront views. the beach!” Poe’s offers more than 20 difHuck’s Lowcountry Table ferent draft beers, according to 1130 Ocean Boulevard, Isle of Carper. Palms, 886-6772 “You can sit outside with your This cozy restaurant faces the drink, and from where we’re Atlantic Ocean on the Isle of positioned on the street, we get Palms. It’s a great destination a amazing cross breeze from the for good food as well as creative ocean,” says Jimmy Coste, one mixed drinks. Guests enjoy of the managers. half-priced bottles of wine Tues-

East Cooper

Red’s Ice House

98 Church St., Shem Creek, 388-0003 Red’s features a ton of outdoor seating, even a tree house bar on the weekends, great for seeing the entire creek. “We have a gorgeous view of the water and of boats drifting by,” says Barrett Perdue, the general manager. “We’re also pet friendly, so bring your dog! And we’re boat

friendly, so a lot of people arrive by boat.” Red’s has lots of specials throughout the week, including a “Palmetto Breeze” cruise on Wednesdays that goes along the creek at sunset, complete with cocktails. Tuesday is $2 vodka day, and there’s always live music. Don’t forget happy hour, with $4 well drinks and $2.50 domestics, 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Water’s Edge Cabana Bar

1407 Shrimp Boat Lane, Shem Creek, 884-4074 Water’s Edge offers a more upscale dining experience on the water at Shem Creek. But don’t be fooled, there are great deals to be had as well. During happy hour, the bar menu’s prices are half-off; beers are $1.50; and well cocktails $2.50.

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Water’s Edge Cabana Bar on Shem Creek

Taco Boy on Folly Beach

Photos by Reese Moore

with live Grateful Dead tunes. Fridays are trivia nights, and Mondays are Carrie Ann Hearst with Michael Trent, one of the porch’s most attended events. Bring your pet and enjoy happy hour with $2.50 liquors and $3 beers. “We love hosting a wide variety of music,” says Graves. “It’s all genres here: bluegrass one day and rock ’n’ roll the next!”

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“We have over 450 wines to choose from,” says Jimmy Purcell, one of the restaurant’s owners. “We offer waterfront dining on both the main porch, as well as at the cabana bar. You can get anything off the dinner menu while you’re down there. We also have 80 feet of dock space for people’s boats. There’s plenty of parking.”

West of the Ashley West Ashley is a friendly environment with

some very reasonably priced patios. You’ll fit right in with the local crowd, and you’ll probably hear some great music while you’re at it.

The Tin Roof

1117 Magnolia Road, 571-0775 Everyone loves the Tin Roof. It’s got inexpensive drinks, friendly staff and the tunes are constantly rocking. The outdoor patio is one place your dog will feel at home, too. On Wednesdays, The Tin Roof does a deck show, with the back bar open. On Tuesdays, patrons can sit outside and play trivia. Happy hour means beers for $2, and house liquors for $3. Or, if you feel adventurous, shots of Grand Marnier and Jagermeister are just $3 each. “We’re pretty low-key about a lot of stuff,” says Shawn Krauss, one of the bartenders. “You can take your drink outside, have a smoke, and you’re

not facing the street. It’s really nice that we have the room to offer that.”

Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ

1205 Ashley River Road, 225-7427 Home Team is one of those West Ashley establishments that all the locals know about. It has outdoor seating in the front as well as the back, and the back patio is a great place to bring pets and catch up with neighbors. “We are working-man friendly,” says Tony McKie, the general manager and part-owner. “And the basis of our clientele is local to the neighborhood.” Home Team is definitely a place for inexpensive entertainment, with an open jam by the Lowcountry Blues Club on Wednesdays and free bluegrass on Thursdays. On Mondays, there’s an open microphone, and patrons can enjoy $1 PBR and $4 Jagerbombs. “We encourage everyone to pull in after a bike ride and relax for a while,” says McKie. “Barbecue and the blues go together, and that’s our brand.”

Triangle Char and Bar

828 Savannah Highway, 377-1300 Triangle is known for a great outdoor patio right in the heart of the Avondale district. Besides Triangle’s well-known Sunday brunch (featuring bottomless mimosas for $10), there is Taco Tuesday, with $3 tacos and $3 margaritas;

food specials on Wednesdays and Thursdays; and happy hour all day Friday, which means $1.50 off house liquors, $1 off wines, and $2.50 off domestic bottles. On Friday and Saturday evenings, enjoy live music on the spacious patio. “We have a high-energy, fun atmosphere with great outdoor space,” says manager Adam Fetsch. “We like to think of ourselves as affordable but special.”

James Island/Folly Beach

James Island and Folly are definitely the places to be for a laid-back, good time in the sun. Whether you’re looking for an oceanfront view or just an outdoor rock show, this is your area to find it.

The Pour House

1977 Maybank Highway, James Island, 5714343 The Pour House is one of the Lowcountry’s more famed music venues. With a huge outdoor patio, stage and bar, it’s a great destination for summer fun. “This is a one of a kind place, and no one quite does what we do,” says manager John Graves. “There is always something going on at the Pour House!” On Wednesdays, visit the Starving Artist Craft Market for local goods for sale on the porch along

10 Center Street, Folly Beach, 588-2362 Snapper’s is a Folly Beach mainstay, offering plenty of outdoor seating. Choose from the second floor porch (where you can enjoy a familyfriendly meal) or the rooftop (adults only, please). “On Friday and Saturday nights the roof gets pretty packed,” says Cade Person, one of the managers. “People go up there to see the ocean and watch the sunset, and once the sun is down, the party starts.” During the day, you can sit under the shady canopy to enjoy an ocean breeze. There’s a full bar, and happy hour features $1 off all prices. There’s live music on weekend afternoons.

Blu Restaurant & Bar Bar

1 Center Street, Folly Beach, 588-6464 If you’re smart enough to already be sitting on the beach, head up to the Blu Beach Bar for a frozen cocktail or a tasty draft beer in your swimsuit. The outside deck is pet friendly, and features a full-service bar. There’s live music Friday and Saturday nights, plus during the day Saturday and Sunday. The beer selection is sweet and summery, with choices including Sweetwater Blue, Blue Moon and other wheat beers. “Our best quality is that we’re beachfront,” says Jessica Potter, one of the managers. “You can come right off the beach in your swimwear, grab a frozen daiquiri and enjoy live music.”

Triangle in West Ashley

Taco Boy

15 Center St., Folly Beach, 588-9763 seating. You’ll find big crowds at both Taco Boy spots. “We’re like an adult Chucky Cheese,” says Sue FeThe downtown one (217 Huger Street, 789-3333) is her, one of the owners. “Our patio is large enough a recent addition to the peneisula, but the James Is- for big parties. We do a lot of reunions and benland location is still a favorite for many in the efits. We’re also a great spot for military, and Lowcountry. It’s another great spot to we try to be military oriented. “ go before or after a trip to the beach. Bucca’s offers a Ladies’ Night on Go here for drink specials, great Wednesday, with half-price marfood and an incredible atmotinis. Happy hour is seven days sphere. a week, and Sunday brunch offers time to sit outside. Find us at On Friday and Saturday chasscene and charlestonnights, come listen to live Whether I go to work or and tell us about bands playing anything from visit friends, there are good the other outdoor bars in the Motown to classic rock. options in Summerville and area. We’ll get them in a future North Charleston for an outissue. door beverage. We can bring Maggie the dog plus a big group of friends, and just hang out all Downtown is the pulse of the Lowevening. country, and its beauty is best enjoyed The Dog and Duck outdoors. Whether you’re with good friends or showing a summer visitor the sights of our Holy 1580 Old Trolley Road, Summerville, 821-3056 City, one of these locations will ensure a pleasant I was pleasantly surprised by this restaurant’s stay. Summerville location. A nice, covered patio features full outdoor service, and they even have a The Rooftop at Vendue DIY Bloody Mary bar on the weekends. 19 Vendue Range, 577-7970 Happy hour is seven days a week with trivia on The Rooftop Bar is one of the best views in the Monday from 7 to 9 p.m., so come in and win some city. Situated above the Vendue Inn, it’s a breezy, house cash. picturesque way to spend an afternoon. On Wednesday evenings, local bands provide The restaurant has weekday happy hours, with customers with live music. “We feature a lot of different flavored liquors, and $3 well drinks and plenty of inexpensive beer choices, both domestics and craft. Get $4 marall our draft beers are craft,” says Ashlee McClure, garitas all day long, in various flavors. Wednesday one of the managers. “We’re really a family pub. We see a lot of familiar faces and we know first and through Sunday evenings, there is typically acoustic music. last names.” On Monday evenings, play trivia for a chance to Bucca’s win $100. “The great service and the view are the main Suite 310, 1000 Tanner Ford Blvd., Hanahan reasons to be on the Rooftop,” says Jerry Kerwin, 553-2008 the assistant manager. “We have a 360-degree Just off North Rhett at Tanner Plantation is view of the harbor and of the city. You can watch Bucca’s, a great local joint with a ton of outdoor

The North Area

you pick the others!

Downtown Charleston

the sun setting over the city’s church steeples, and the bridges.”


211 Rutledge Avenue, 737-5959 Fuel is one of the few places that can always suit a crowd. Located on the upper peninsula, it’s got a Carribean feel to the outdoor patio that can’t be beat in the summer months. Fuel concentrates on creating warm-weather cocktails such as guava mojitos and cucumber-infused vodka cocktails. During happy hour, get $3 cocktails and $3 craft beers. There are seasonal block parties that include food, drinks and music. And stop by 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for Sunday brunch. “It’s a good vibe here, you know?” says Alley Eglali, the bar manager. “We’re hanging outside, people can bring their pets, and the drinks are great.”


462 King Street Charleston, 722-7313 I’m going to admit that I adore Chai’s for personal reasons. I had a birthday there once, and it rocked my socks off. Its outdoor courtyard is upscale yet relaxed, and the happy hour menu offers half-price food, half-price mojitos, and deals on wines and homemade sangria. Chai’s also has good options for free entertainment. On Wednesday evenings, it features live reggae, and on Thursday afternoons, it’s Latin guitar. “Starting this weekend, we’ll be open on Sundays. We plan to feature local music on the patio in the afternoon,” says Palmer Quimby, the general manager.

Mad River

32 B North Market St., 723-0032

Mad River Bar and Grille opened up its outdoor patio this month and it consists of a full bar, a 50inch television and outdoor table seating. There will also be live acoustic music on Fridays.

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Nightly dinners worthy of a king

the Windy City and a new position at the Custom House Tavern in Chicago. General The Post and Courier Manager Steven Harris hired Whiting from ristan has always been an enigma The Woodlands Inn and Resort. Whiting to me. It has staffed its kitchen brought along his sous-chef Jesse Sutton and with credible talent. From Jimmy for all intents and purposes, they hit the stove Sneed of the Frog and the Redrunning. neck, a young gun of the ’80’s, The menu was gradually edited – the tomawho hitched his culinary talents hawk chop got the axe; she-crab soup lost its to the Michelin star-rising of Jean Louis Palculinary tromp l’oeil of cappuccino. Selecladin of Jean-Louis at the Watergate; to Citions were streamlined but the mole-inspired aran Duffy, cut from the cloth of a father who chocolate barbeque continues to lacquer the was both an executive chef and master baker; lamb ribs ($10) and the Caesar salad ($8) to Aaron Deal who traded in mother boards flaunts its crisped blanco anchovy. for mother sauces; and now current head chef The menu is now broken down into First Nate Whiting, who navigated the Dining Flavors and you select from salads, cold appeRoom at Woodlands to the Post and Courier’s tizers and hot appetizers. The options are “Restaurant of the Year” in 2009. In the fall of 2009 executive chef Deal left Tristan for Please see TRISTAN, Page 27F BY DEIDRE SCHIPANI


restaurant review CUISINE: American South CATEGORY: Night Out, Neighborhood Favorite PHONE: 534-2155 LOCATION: 55 South Market St. FOOD: ★★★★ ATMOSPHERE: ★★★ 1/2 SERVICE: ★★★ 1/2 PRICE: $$$$ COSTS: Appetizers $10-$13, soups $8, salads $8-$9, entrees $20-$29, Market Price specials, six-course chef’s tasting menu $75, 4-course menu of 2 appetizers, entrée, dessert $50, brunch $10-$16, brunch sides $2-$4, desserts $6-$12 VEGETARIAN OPTIONS: Yes


BAR: Full service bar, bar menu $5-$10, ½ off select bottles of wine MondayTuesday, new summer cocktail menu HOURS: Dinner 5:30-10 p.m. MondayThursday, until 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, brunch 11-2:30 Sunday DECIBEL LEVEL: Moderate-Quiet PARKING: Valet parking at the Linguard St. entrance OTHER: Group dining, 3 private event rooms, on and off premise catering, tasting menus for the table in Room 55, private wine tastings on the Terrace, private label Chocolate BBQ Sauce in three flavors, newsletter, Facebook, Twitter,,, OpenTable.

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intriguing enough to park your appetite here. An heirloom tomato salad ($9) is coddled with freshly made a la minute mozzarella (still warm and slacked), basilinfused vinegar, tomato oil and micro-croutons that pop-rock your mouth as they shatter with crunch, garlic, and olive oil. Pizza Margherita, deconstructed. A classic shrimp cocktail ($11) turns its face to the East with its rub of Kanzuri chili paste. This is no ordinary pepper but one grown in Niigata in Japan, exposed to the snow, fermented with malt and salt and aged in yuzu. The house-made hummus acts as a foil for the pepper paste and does for garbanzo bean puree what Joel Robuchon’s pomme puree did for mashed potatoes – made the simple sublime. Do try the “imposter” impasta – a Lowcountry “carbonara” ($13). Paper thin slices of Wadmalaw onions are teased out by slow cooking to sweet, slippery noodles. They are topped with a sauce of bacon-flavored crème fraiche, semi-boneless Manchester quail and a tiny poached quail egg. Rome has met its match. Entrees range from chicken ($22) served with a smoked butter potato puree to Canadian duck breast ($29) trumpeting the spices of cinnamon, clove, cardamom and a glaze of spiced honey. This is a kitchen that pickles garlic, “turns” vegetables with classic French cuts and playfully crafts risottos of barley. It hugs its Southern soul; yet, allows for the nuance of New World technologies. Here is a restaurant that offers a classic Neapolitan pasta dish served with paccheri pasta ($20): A short stub of macaroni whose claim to fame was harboring cloves of garlic being


Sundays in

“smuggled” across the Alps to Prussia during a time when only the robust Italian varieties were preferred (and banned in Prussia). An order of beef short ribs ($27) served with a pistachio gremolata and winepoached pears on a bed of silken polenta dried out a bit. Its long braise slips across the fine line between tender and succulence Diver scallops ($28) sat too long on the grill but their companion mousse dumplings with their mimicry of “pleats” and fricassee of white and green asparagus with prosciutto nibs surrounded by an aerated emulsion of mustard was delicious. Prices have been adjusted down and that is good. Value is to be found in the 4-course $50 menu that allows for 2 appetizers, an entrée and dessert. A sixcourse tasting menu would be worth the $75 fee. Its only impediment is the whole table must agree to order. (That is the norm for tastings menus). Diminutive amuse-bouche tickle your taste buds: A frozen intermezzo of astringent sorbet cleanses your palate. Lemon or lime slices are proffered for your water. The butter for the house-made focaccia or sourdough roll is soft and sweet. Team Whiting along with sous chef Jack Childress and pastry chef Amanee Nierouz have brought with them the privilege of ingredients and a battery of technical skills. Local and seasonal define their menu. Maltodextrin and hydrocolloids, citric acid and baking soda keep company with chocolate salt, blackberry fruit leather and lemongrass ginger ale. Whimsy and play have a place in the kitchen. This smartly designed restaurant has the coolness of Marshall McLuhan under a sheltering sky of well positioned lighting. It feels part cruise-ship; part aquarium.


The dining room at Tristan, 55 S Market St., downtown. Urban and nautical. The table settings are minimalist and fresh Gerber daisies add a flush of color to the white lines. Servers are well-schooled on the ingredients and their country of origin. Wisely, they have tasted the labors of the kitchen. The coordinated and orchestrated table service – where the staff strives for simultaneous presentation of the dishes can take “your” server away from your needs. This minor inversion of service is short-lived. Whiting and his team toy with stealth ingredients in moderation; execute with exactness and tether their menu with respect. Gather round their tables. Allow Tristan to be your “knightly advisor.”

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Get your Early Bird fix seven days a week

Some of the best shrimp and grits can be found at the Early Bird Diner.


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his popular diner is now serving seven days. You can get your chocolate chip pancakes and all you care to eat pancakes on a daily basis. They are also serving Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are at 1644 Savannah Highway Call 277-2353 or visit www.

Culinary treasures

Step by step

Want to see a chef in action? Catch Laurie Erickson at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday

at the Childrens Museum, 25 Ann St., for a cooking demonstration. Erickson’s “Fast easy fresh for kids cooking class” will be followed by a book signing for her “Chef by Step” publication. E-mail laurie@, visit www. or call 8538962.

Catch of the day

Hammett’s Landing opened June 7 on Daniel Island at 901 Island Park Dr., in the space once occupied by Sienna Restaurant. On the menu: seafood and game. Look for mahi, ahi, and lobster ravioli; quail and venison. Kids menu $5.95, entrees $16.95-$19.95, sandwiches $7.95-$11.95. www. 4712750. Hammett’s Landing is family owned and operated and opens at 11 a.m. Closed on Sundays.

not been set for this bar, restaurant, and retail shop.


Rolling in dough

Pop’s N. Y. Pizza has recently opened at 363 King St. Joining Florida transplant Pizza Rustica that recently opened on George St., lower King is managing the mozzarella futures with equal parts pepperoni and provolone. They open at 11 a.m. daily. 577-1110.

Salad days

Just in time for this season that has “all too short a lease” Oil and Vinegar has opened at 1239 Theatre Dr., Mount Pleasant. With 40 varieties of oils and vinegars on tap, O & V can give the local brew pubs a run for refreshment. Call 881-2208 or visit www.oilandvinegarusa. com

Circa 1886 contest

After the popular “what kind of ice cream is Charleston” contest, followed by Guy Harvey’s Island Grill Christmas cookies contest, is quickly taking shape at Towne Center, Mount Pleas- chef Marc Collins and his ant in the former Earth Fare space. An opening date has Please see CHEW, Page 29F

Guy Harvey’s


The Charleston chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, an international philanthropic society of women in food, beverage and hospitality, will host the annual culinary tag sale and raffle Saturday to benefit a scholarship fund for women. Just imagine the culinary cast aways from Nathalie Dupree, chef Celia Cerasoli (formerly of Celia’s Restaurant), and the queens of biscuits, Callie and Carrie of Callie’s Biscuits. The sale, which runs 9 a.m.-noon at The Real Estate Gallery at 214 King St. will feature culinary finds, vintage cookbooks, linens and raffle tickets ($5) for local items and gift certificates. Highlights include a vintage fondue set, a green enamel escargot set and a global library of cookbooks. Sweet treats and beverages are available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public. No tickets required. Cash only.

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team at Circa 1886 have launched another challenge to the palates of the Holy City: cocktails. Patrons can submit suggested ingredients and names for the cocktail online at July 6-31. You can also submit a video tagged CharlestonChristmasCocktail on YouTube. Collins, along with restaurant manager Mark Severs and head bartender Brooks Alger will narrow the entries to three finalists. A panel of local judges will select the winner in early August at an event at Circa 1886. The winning beverage will be served at Circa 1886 during the month of December. The winner will receive a complimentary dinner for four, excluding alcohol and gratuity, and the fame of creating Charleston’s own Christmas cocktail. To see videos of past contests and winners, visit Circa1886. Circa 1886 is at 149 Wentworth St. Visit or call 553-7828

Hagins serves diverse clientele at Blu on Folly Beach BY ANGEL POWELL

Special to The Post and Courier


onathan Hagins, executive chef at Blu Restaurant and Bar on Folly Beach, has been in the kitchen for almost 20 years. Originally from Savannah, he graduated from the Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park, N.Y., in 1995. Before Blu, Hagins worked in some of the most prestigious kitchens in the Lowcountry, including the Kiawah Island Resort, the Cloister Hotel in Sea Island, Ga., and Antonio’s restaurant on Hilton Head Island. Q: What is the most popular dish on the menu at Blu? A: Pan-seared sea scallops served over sweet corn risotto finished with fire roasted tomatoes. Q: What is your favorite thing to cook when you’re away from the restaurant? A: My favorite thing that we have at home is my wife’s pan-fried pork chops with stewed tomatoes over rice. Q: Where do you go for “guilty pleasure” food? A: When I want guilty pleasure food, I go to FIG for their outstanding chicken liver pate. Q: Tell me how it’s been for you to open up this restaurant? What kind of a learning curve have you had? A: Opening the restaurant has been challenging, but also very rewarding. We started basically from scratch, creating all new tapas-style menus appealing to tourists and locals alike. The concept has been very well-received. Q: How would you de-

if you go

WHAT: BLU Restaurant & Bar. WHERE: 1 Center Street Folly Beach. PHONE: 588-6464.


“Opening the restaurant has been challenging, but also very rewarding,” said Jonathan Hagins, Executive chef at Blu Restaurant and Bar.

than it is in a freestanding restaurant? A: It is certainly more challenging to cook in a hotel restaurant simply due to scribe your clientele? the number of meal periods. A: We have a very diverse It is a much larger operation clientele at BLU and the food certainly serves a vari- with multiple meal periods, ety of tastes and preferences. banquet functions and room service and requires considQ: How is it different to erably more organization cook in a hotel restaurant

and planning. Q: What is your favorite food? A: My smoked duck and oyster gumbo. Q: If you weren’t a chef, what would you be? A: If I weren’t a chef, I would want to be a teacher. I really enjoy mentoring aspiring culinarians.

met Market and Cafe is once again offering their Spoleto classic “Finale Picnic Bags” has all the necessities for a pitch-perfect sound-off to Spoleto’s Finale at Middleton Place, which takes place June 13 at Middleton Plantation. The picnics are designed for two and will include: three cheeses, salami, housemade hummus, baguette, bottled water and a choice of red, white or sparkling wine. Costs are $22 (no wine); $34 with wine. Order in advance at 577-7757 and pick up on Saturday or Sunday. Custom picnics also can be packed.

Saluting summer

No ordinary solstice at Ted’s. The $12 Friday Night Dinners and Wine Tastings, Foodie Trivia Night and a “Canned Craft Beer Dinner” all return to celebrate summer. Click to see the full menu. Ted’s will be featuring the baking artistry of 3.14 PIES. These are no ordinary circles of sweet plenty. The pies are all homemade from the newest bakery in town. Your family, their The craft beer dinner will serve the beers in a comtable memorative koozie and pair The staff at the Old Village a four-course menu featurPost House restaurant at 101 ing seasonal flavors of beer. Pitt St., Mount Pleasant just The dinner is at 7:30 p.m. made getting family and June 17 and costs is $38. friends together a whole lot Reservations are required. easier. Can you say “reservaFrom 5 to 7 p.m. every Frition?” day Ted’s continues to host Gather 5:30-10 p.m. at the Friday Wine Tastings, where Post House. For more inguests are invited to taste formation, call 388-8935 or four featured wines and envisit www.mavericksouthjoy gourmet hors d’oeuvres Sunday for $5. brunch is also on the menu Proceeds benefit Ted’s from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. charity partner this quarter, Green Drinks Charleston. Packing picnics Ted’s Butcherblock is at 334 Caviar & Bananas GourEast Bay St. 577-0094.

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Hello Deli: The best Reuben in town?


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he Hello Deli comes by way of its memorable owner: Nathan Harvey, a Charleston restaurant veteran whose last venture was the eponymously named Nathan’s Deli on Ashley River Road. These days, Nathan operates from the old Franco’s restaurant on Mall Drive, near North Charleston City Hall and the Verizon Wireless Call Center. He helps prepare breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday, serving meals many of his former patrons might recognize. Breakfast brings lox, onion and eggs, challah French toast, and Belgian waffles, while lunch delivers specialty sandwiches such as a Dagwood-style,

Moxie Fridays in


if you go

Just another metal Monday The Specs, mans the bar Monday nights. I knew that on the Monday after metal legend Ronest Ashley’s Tin nie James Dio passed Roof is one of my away May 16 that Krauss favorite bars, bar none (is would be sympathetic that redundant?), espeto this important loss to cially on Monday nights. rock ’n’ roll. The Tin Roof is just as Strolling into Tin Roof much a live music venue on that Monday night, as a bar, and on any given things were casual, but night, you can find live Shawn was armed and acts. ready, playing Dio’s Monday is probably one best-known hits “Holy of the nights you’re least Diver” and “Rainbow likely to hear live bands. in the Dark” along with But never fear, especially probably his most wellif you’re a heavy metal known his Rainbow-era fan, Tin Roof’s got you tune “Man on the Silver covered. Mountain.” Bartender Shawn After paying homage Krauss, also a drumto Dio, a steady stream mer for the local band of yesterday’s metal, evBY JACK HUNTER

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WHAT: Hello Deli. ADDRESS: 2409 Mall Drive, North Charleston. PHONE: 554-3354 HOURS: 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

triple-decker club sandwich, and the Sailor with knockwurst, pastrami and Swiss cheese. One thing’s for sure: Reuben skills, this man has. Served open- or closedfaced, the sandwich ($6.99) arrives on grilled, butterysoft marble bread, filled thick with corned beef or pastrami, sauerkraut, melted Swiss cheese and creamy Russian dressing. It’s a heavenly piece of work. Similarly, the Monte Cristo ($6.99), containing slices of turkey and baked ham, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing, also comes on marble bread.

While another show stopper, the Asheville Special ($6.99), gathers homemade turkey and havarti cheese onto grilled, wheatberry bread, which is smeared with cranberry mayonnaise. Otherwise, the Hello Deli offers several traditional hot or cold sandwiches — rare roast beef, roast brisket, liverwurst and additional kosher meats, for instance — on a variety of breads such as rye, white, whole wheat and Kaiser. Overall, it’s a tasty deli, fine enough to merit a visit, and, yes, hopefully, repeated hellos from its patrons.

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

erything from Slaughter to Dokken was enjoyed, and while no one was banging their heads per se, we were all smiling. Nostalgia tends to do that. And such healthy heap-o-helpings of metal is par for the course on Mondays at Tin Roof. While nothing can compete with the legendary Charleston Metal Mondays made famous at the defunct Cumberland’s and now Wet Willies, when those “Haireoke” guys take a hiatus (as they sometimes do), might I suggest fans of that genre pay Shawn a visit at Tin Roof, where he’s always glad to oblige.

if you go

WHAT: Tin Roof. ADDRESS: 1117 Magnolia Road. PHONE: 571-0775. HOURS: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. daily. HAPPY HOUR: 4-8 p.m.

Bartender Shawn Krauss, drummer for the local band The Specs, works at the Tin Roof on Monday nights. Expect to hear the finest in metal when he is behind the bar. JACK HUNTER

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Are you Kid-ing?

New city, same moves in ‘Karate Kid’

to protect himself. (And by the way, it’s now kung fu.) But one of the biggest ellow children of the ’80s: changes of all is the characMerely pondering the ter’s age. Ralph Macchio was possibility of a “Karate Kid” what, like, 35 when he played remake tears at the very fiber Daniel? But he looked 16, of our adolescence. as his character was, so he No one else needs to say the seemed like a good fit. Now words “wax on-wax off” ever the character, Dre, is 12 — as again. No teen bully could is the film’s star, Jaden Smith, possibly be as slickly menacson of Will and Jada (both ing as Billy Zabka. And as executive producers). But climactic showdown songs with his pretty face and slight go, nothing could beat the build, Smith looks about 9. It’s cliched bombast of “You’re inescapably distracting. And the Best Around.” (Now it’ll so neither the fighting nor the be stuck in your head the rest romance with a girl who’s out of the day, just like it’s stuck in of his league, two key commine. You’re welcome.) ponents of “The Karate Kid,” Sure, John G. Avildsen’s makes sense. Even after the original 1984 movie was obligatory training montage, formulaic, but it was OUR Smith is still a tiny, lean kid. formula. There was no doubt Macchio didn’t exactly bulk Daniel-San was ever going to up, but he had an attitude lose to rich, arrogant Johnny, about him, an East Coast leader of the Cobra Kai, in the swagger, that helped make his finals of the big karate tourtransformation into a karate nament. But that was OK. master believable. Plus it’s just He had heart on his side uncomfortable watching kids — and the crane kick. Avild- this age beat each other up to sen also directed “Rocky,” so the point of serious injury; he knew a little something there’s no one to root for in about playing up the underthat. dog theme for maximum Still, we must watch Dre go emotional impact. We were through the motions of learnsucked in despite ourselves. ing from Mr. Han (Jackie Nevertheless, a new version Chan), the handyman in of “The Karate Kid” is upon the building where he and us. Director Harald Zwart (‘‘Agent Cody Banks”) hits all the same notes and adIBANEZ TS808 heres closely to Robert Mark Kamen’s original script, down WHILE to a sweep-the-leg moment in SUPPLIES the finale. Details have been LAST! tweaked in Christopher MurNEW phey’s new script, including Summer Hours: the setting: Instead of movM-F ing from New Jersey to Los 10am-6pm S 10am-5pm Angeles because of his single mom’s new job, our young hero moves from Detroit to Beijing, where he promptly incurs the wrath of the local thugs and learns martial arts


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DIRECTOR: Harald Zwart STARRING: Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, Tarji P. Henson RATED: Rated PG for bullying, martial arts action violence and some mild language. RUN TIME: 2 hr. 6 min. WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at www. charlestonscene. com and offer your opinion of the film.



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Jaden Smith does his best to ruin a movie franchise as “Dre” in the updated version of “The Karate Kid.”

his mother, Sherry (Taraji P. Henson) now live. Dre hates it in China: doesn’t understand the language, can’t use chopsticks, etc. But when he meets a pretty violinist named Mei Ying in the park, he’s smitten. School bully Cheng (Zhenwei Wang) doesn’t like this development, though, and goes on a mission to make Dre’s life even more hellish than it already was. Enter Mr. Han, who not only fights off Dre’s enemies, he heals the boy’s injuries and puts him through his own peculiar training regimen. We all know where this is headed: The Big Tournament. But first, “The Karate Kid” stops at the Great Wall and the Forbidden City — you know, just because they’re picturesque — which contribute to the movie’s overlong running time. Still, Chan is solid in an extremely different role, one that’s much more serious and understated than his well-known, playful persona. The ending is still rousing enough to make the film a crowd-pleaser, though. But after this, hopefully some ’80s classics like “Sixteen Candles,” will remain off-limits.

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Elvis Presley

Elvis movie DVD collection shakes into stores No happy ending in sight for Anthony Hopkins drama Anthony Hopkins stars in “The City of Your Final Destination,” a film that unfolds through dialogue and character relationships.

Dream” and “Kid Galahad.” Also featured in the collection are reminiscences from n film as in music, Elvis such co-stars and friends rattles and rolls on to eter- stars as Tuesday Weld, Barnity. bara Eden, Charles Bronson, While no one would acShelley Fabares and Donna cuse the King of being the Douglas (“The Beverly Hillsecond coming of Spencer billies”). Tracy as an actor, his goodPresley’s roles were more natured approach to collab- varied than some may reoration and a reliable screen call. He was the brother of presence helped make up for a Confederate war veteran many a cheesy script. Even in “Love Me Tender,” a halfif today some of his films Kiowa Indian in “Flaming come off as rather ... campy. Star,” a struggling young But he was certainly no boxer in “Kid Galahad,” worse than scores of other a troubled young writer handsome young leading in “Wild in the Country” men of the ’50s. and a riverboat gambler in Presley’s electric live per“Frankie and Johnny.” formances, his energy and Of course, he always got aura of danger quite transthe girl, and more often lated to movies, where he than not he broke into song seemed a bit stifled and too at the least provocation. But wholesome to be true (the then, that’s what the fans era already had Pat Boone counted on. for that). Yet longtime adArguably, Presley’s best mirers don’t really care. film was his first, “Love Me Fans have a fresh opporTender” (1956), which also tunity to add to or update showcased his most naturaltheir video collection with istic performance, followed the just-released “Elvis 75th by “Flaming Star” (1960), Birthday Collection” DVD under the sure-handed diset ($40) from Twentieth rection of Don Siegel, who Century Fox Home Entergot the most out of his star. tainment and MGM Home The set costs $40 and can Entertainment, celebratbe obtained at www.mgm. ing Presley in such films as com. “Love Me Tender, “Flaming Reach Bill Thompson at Star,” “Wild in the Country,” “Clambake,” “Frankie bthompson@postandcouand Johnny,” “Follow That or 937-5707. BY BILL THOMPSON

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t’s easy to see why the Merchant Ivory team was attracted to “ The City of Your Final Destination,” a languid literary contemplation on the vagaries of life, love, bee stings and the artistic soul. Just as easy to sense is the missing touch of Ismail Merchant, who died in 2005, nearly a year before the film went into production. Filled with unrealized possibilities and fraught with flaws, “Final Destination” seems destined to be little more than a footnote in the anthology of extraordinary films to come out of the long creative collaboration between producer Merchant, director James Ivory and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Like many of the classic Merchant Ivory productions such as “The Remains of the Day” and “A Room With a View,” the film exists within a tiny ecosystem of relationships that will change, and be changed by, the entry of a foreign object. In “Final Destination,” that outside influence is a University of Kansas English graduate student, Omar Razaghi (Omar Metwally).

movie review ★★ (of 5)

DIRECTOR: James Ivory STARRING: Anthony Hopkins, Laura Linney, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Omar Metwally, Hiroyuki Sanada RATED: PG-13 for a brief sexual situation with partial nudity. RUN TIME: 1 hr. 54 min. WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at www. and offer your opinion of the film.

Based on the Peter Cameron novel, the movie mostly unfolds in Uruguay in 1995 and is concerned with the legacy of the late Jules Gund, a writer of some acclaim and much mystery. Gund has left behind one published novel, an unexplained suicide and a decaying family estate where his brother Adam (Anthony Hopkins), widow Caroline (Laura Linney), mistress Arden ( Charlotte Gainsbourg), her daughter Portia (Ambar Mallman) and Adam’s lover Pete (Hiroyuki Sanada) continue to live in a necessary detente. Omar arrives unexpectedly after they refuse permission for the Gund biography he has in mind, triggering a ripple effect that will change everyone in turn, including Deirdre (Alexandra Maria

Lara), his girlfriend back home in Kansas. Jhabvala has streamlined the Cameron novel and done away with many of the characters’ eccentricities. There is just the barest mention of the family’s defining moment when Jules, Adam and their parents escaped Hitler’s Germany with their lives, some family jewels and the gondola that would become the subject of Jules’ novel. Instead, she keeps the focus on Omar, whose academic future is hanging in the balance. He’s a tentative sort who has let life do the pushing, so he’s new at making things happen. As Omar makes his case for the biography, the film roots around in deeper themes of ambition, artistic failure, privacy, the truth and lies of memory, and, finally, how a celebrity in the family


— even a relatively obscure novelist — affects everyone’s view of their own successes and failures. With Omar the primary agent of change, the film is largely dependent on Metwally’s performance, and it, unfortunately, wilts in the heat of that Uruguayan summer and the formidable cast around him. The actor, who made his screen debut in Steven Spielberg’s “Munich” (2005), never gains his footing; worse still, it feels as if Ivory just left him to flounder. The old hands, meanwhile, rest easy in their roles, with Hopkins’ Adam delightfully draped in wrinkled linen suits and wry observations. Linney is the cucumber cool, unmovable obstacle in Omar’s path, wearing the pain of Gund’s betrayal like a shawl against the chill. Gainsbourg is as light as a butterfly as Arden, more an innocent lost, and without the darkness that has become the actress’ signature. “The City of Your Final Destination” then finds itself buffeted by the whims rather than the virtues of the Merchant Ivory aesthetic. Editing was delayed while money was sought to finish the movie, but when the filmmakers finally got to it, they made a mess of it.

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et Him to the Greek” is hormonal, anarchic fun. It’s a Judd Apatow production, a sort of sequel to “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” the raunchy romantic comedy where we first encountered Russell Brand as debauched rock star Aldous Snow. Like the best Apatow films, this follow-up ties your emotions into the characters while your mind reels in convulsions of joy. Jonah Hill plays Aaron Green, a low-level recordlabel exec about to settle into premature middle age. With his baby face and carefully cultivated stubble, he’s anxious young adulthood incarnate. He lives with his girlfriend, a physician who returns from her residency shifts too exhausted to do anything but give him a goodnight peck on the forehead. Aaron, who has clearly always been his circle’s designated driver, channels his rebellious tendencies into his love of rock. When he recommends that his ailing record label re-stage Snow’s triumphant 2000 concert at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, he’s assigned to chaperone the

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In this remake of Wes Craven’s 1984 slasher film, Jackie Earle Haley plays iconic monster Freddy Krueger. Citadel 16: Today: 1:35, 3:45, 5:50, 7:55, 10 Palmetto Grande: Today: 7:45, 10:40 Regal 18: Today: 5, 7:15, 7:45, 9:45


Citadel 16 IMAX 3-D: Today: 10:40 p.m.

Family secrets are exposed during a funeral in this comedy.

Regal 18: Today: 6:40, 9:15






A physical therapist falls for the basketball player she is helping.


Citadel 16: Today: 11:55, 2:50, 5, 7:20, 9:45

A record company intern (Jonah Hill) is hired to deliver out-of-control British rock star Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) to a concert at L.A.’s Greek Theater. Cinebarre: Today: 11, 1:40, 4:20, 7:35, 10:05 Fri-Thurs. June, 17: 11, 1:40, 4:30, 7:40, 10:20 Citadel 16: Today: 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10, 9:20 Fri-Thurs. June, 17: 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10, 9:40 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 11, 11:30, 1:30, 2, 4, 4:40, 7, 7:30, 9:40, 10:40 Mon-Thurs. June, 17: 2, 4, 4:40, 7, 7:30, 9:40, 10:40 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 12:05, 12:50, 2:40, 3:30, 5:20, 6:35, 7:50, 10:25 Mon-Thurs. June, 17: 2:40, 3:30, 5:20, 6:35, 7:50, 10:25





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

Instead of four Nam vets, this updated version follows four Iraq War veterans, led by Liam Neeson as Hannibal, working to clear their names.

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Terrace: Today: 4, 6:55


★★★ R

In this British crime thriller, Harry (Michael Caine), a widowed Northern Ireland veteran, Harry takes up violent methods to curb crime after a friend is murdered.



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★★ PG

In this updated version of the 1984 film, Dre (Jaden Smith) has trouble adjusting to life in China until he meets, Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), a Kung Fu master.


PG-13 Based on Peter Cameron’s novel of the same name, the film follows a graduate student who writes a biography on an obscure writer who died years before. Terrace: Fri-Sun: 4, 6:45, 9:10 Mon-Thurs. June, 17: 4, 6:45




A bored married couple find adventure during a night out. Cinebarre: Today: 10:30, 1:40, 4:20, 7:45, 9:55 Hwy 21: Fri-Thurs. June, 17: 10:45 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:20, 7:25





Cinebarre: Fri-Thurs. June, 17: 12:15, 3:40, 7, 10:05 Citadel 16: Fri-Thurs. June, 17: 11:45, 12:35, 2:30, 3:30, 5:20, 7, 8:30, 9:45 Palmetto Grande: Fri-Sun: 10:30, 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30 Mon-Thurs. June, 17: 4:30, 7:30, 10:30 Regal 18: Today: 12:01 Fri-Sun: 11, 2:05, 5:10, 8:15 Mon-Thurs. June, 17: 2:05, 5:10, 8:15


After confessing his identity, Tony Stark’s Iron Man comes under fire.

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Jen thinks she found the perfect man until she finds he is an assassin. Cinebarre: Today: 10:50, 1:50, 4:25, 7:20, 9:50 Fri-Thurs. June, 17: 10:50, 1:50, 4:25, 7:20, 9:50 Citadel 16: Today: 11:35, 1:40, 3:45, 5;5-0, 7:55, 10 Fri-Thurs. June, 17: 11:35, 1:40, 3:45, 5:45, 7:45, 9:45 Terrace: Today: 2:15, 4:30, 7:10, 9:15 Fri-Sun: 7, 9:20 Mon-Thurs. June, 17: 7 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 4:10, 7:10, 9:50 Mon-Thurs. June, 17: 7:10, 9:50 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 2:10, 4:35, 7:00, 9:25 Mon-Thurs. June, 17: 7:00, 9:25




Based on the popular video game, an adventurous prince (Jake Gyllenhaal) teams up with a rival princess to stop an angry ruler from unleashing a sandstorm that could destroy the world.

The women of HBO’s Sex and the City reprise their roles for the sequel. Look for the famous guest stars, including singing legends Liza Minnelli and Bette Midler.


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Cinebarre: Today: 11, noon, 2:50, 3:50, 6:20, 7, 9:30, 10:15 Fri-Thurs. June, 17: 12:30, 3:50, 7:05, 10:10 Citadel 16: Today: 11:20, 12:10, 2:10, 3:20, 5, 7, 8:10, 10 Fri-Thurs. June, 17: 12:10, 3:20, 7, 9:40 Hippodrome: Today: 7:20 James Island 8: Today: 7:05, 10:15 Fri-Thurs. June, 17: 1:30, 5, 8:10 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 5:05, 7, 7:30, 8:15, 10:10, 10:40 MonThurs. June, 17: 7:30, 8:15, 10:10, 10:40 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 3:50, 5, 7 Mon-Thurs. June, 17: 5, 7

Hwy 21: Today: 8:45 p.m. Palmetto Grande: Today: 7:15, 10 Regal 18: Today: 6:45, 9:30







A long-lost letter to Juliet of of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is uncovered by an American woman (Amanda Seyfried) who answers it, setting off a romantic search through Italy for a missing lover.

In the final installment of the Shrek film series, Shrek signs a pact with the smooth-talking Rumpelstiltskin to enjoy one day as a real ogre again, but instead Shrek finds himself in an alternate version of Far Far Away, where Rumpelstiltskin is now king.

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Cinebarre: Today: 10:20, 1:15, 3:55, 6:55, 9:25 Fri-Thurs. June, 17: 10:20, 1:15, 3:55, 6:55, 9:45 Citadel 16: Today: 2:35, 4:50, 8:30, 10:30 Citadel 16 IMAX 3-D: Today: noon, 2:10, 4:20, 7:30, 9:30 Fri-Thurs. June, 17: noon, 2:10, 4:20, 7:30, 9:30 Hwy 21: Today-Thurs. June, 17: 10:15 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 5:15, 7:45, 10:15 Mon-Thurs. June, 17: 7:45, 10:15 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 Mon-Thurs. June, 17: 7:15, 9:45


★★ R

Based on the SNL sketch, ex-special operative MacGruber is called back into action to take down his archenemy, Dieter Von Cunth. Cinebarre: Today: 7:05, 9:20 James Island 8: Today: 5:30, 7:45, 10










In this film adaptation of Brad Anderson’s comic strip, Marmaduke, a Great Dane, and the Winslow family move from Kansas to California. Cinebarre: Today: 10:40, 1:25, 4:55, 7:30, 9:50 Fri-Thurs. June, 17: 10:40, 1:25, 4:55, 7:30, 9:40 Citadel 16: Today 11:45, 1;45, 3:45, 5:45, 7:45, 9:45 Fri-Thurs. June, 17: 11:45, 1:45, 3:45, 5:45, 7:45, 9:45 Hwy 21: Today-Thurs. June, 17: 8:45 p.m.



Based on the Robin Hood legend, this version, directed by Ridley Scott, tells of an archer (Russell Crowe) who battles Norman invaders to become the legendary hero known as Robin Hood.

Citadel 16: Today: 11:40, 1:35, 2:05, 3:40, 4:10, 5:45, 7, 8, 9, 10:05 Fri-Thurs. June, 17: 11:40, 1:35, 2:05, 3:40, 4:10, 5:45, 7, 8, 9, 10:05 Palmetto Grande: Today:-Sun 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 Mon-Thurs. June, 17: 7:15, 9:45 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 5:15, 7:45, 10:15 Mon-Thurs. June, 17: 7:45, 10:15

Cinebarre: Today: 12:15, 3:40, 7, 10:10 Fri-Thurs. June, 17: 12:25, 3:40, 7:10, 10:15 Citadel 16: Today: 12:10, 3:10, 7, 9:50 Fri-Thurs. June, 17: 12:10, 3:10, 6:50, 9:35 Palmetto Grande: Today: 7:15, 10:30 Regal 18: Today: 7:10, 10:15


★★★ R


Two genetics engineers (Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley) create an animal/human hybrid that could revolutionize modern medicine — if it doesn’t destroy humanity first.



A retired Argentinian federal justice agent writes a novel using an old closed case as his source material.


Pierce Brosnan narrates this Disney documentary.

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Terrace: Fri-Thurs. June, 17: 1:30

Citadel 16: Today11:30 a.m.




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All Day Rain Charcoal nudes and portraits by Tim Hussey debut next week BY OLIVIA POOL

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fter 15 years working as an award-winning and internationally recognized editorial illustrator, Tim Hussey decided to turn his energies to focus on a fine art career about a decade ago. Prior to his career change, Hussey worked for MTV, Rolling Stone, New York Times and GQ; he taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York and was awarded American Illustration’s “Top 20 Images of the Year.” With an impressive resume backing him up, “Tim’s commercial years in New York proved a level of success that set the foundation for his transition to fine art galleries,” says Rebekah Jacob, owner of the local gallery that features his work, Rebekah Jacob Modern on King Street. His paintings have been exhibited in solo and double shows throughout the United States, most recently at Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects Gallery in Los Angeles and Art Basel in Miami. His fine art can be found in several books including Mark Murphy’s “Dialogue” and Steve Heller’s “Handwritten.” He has also been featured in NYArts Magazine and Architectural Digest. Check out his newest col-

lection of works 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 17 at Rebekah Jacob Modern, 169 King Street “All Day Rain” is a rather different collection of Hussey’s work as these are not paintings, but charcoal nudes and portraits. “This is Hussey’s first exhibition devoted exclusively to charcoal drawings,” says Jacobs. “Working from live models, Hussey layers mediums to abstract anatomical details and convey expressive movements. Depicting twisting females bodies through frenetic line quality, the drawings convey immediacy rather than static compositions or iconic references,” she says. “Rendered in his typical style of gestural lines and unexpected drips and smudges, selected drawings leave the viewer fixated on the subject matter and absorbed in the process.” Check it out for yourself. Visit the gallery in person or online at The artist and some of the models will be present at the opening.

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Margaret Bjork brings women together ... one panty at a time


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argaret Bjork doesn’t use oil paint or charcoal; she has combined her knowledge as a businesswoman and her sense of humor being a comedienne to express herself through the canvas of ladies underwear. Bjork is the founder and CEO of Private Eyes, a local company that creates women’s underwear with inspirational sayings such as, “Who’s Your Mommy,”

“Happy Wife, Happy Life,” “Because I Said So” and “My Bet is On Me.” Bjork is a passionate woman that began her company in January. She has started The Duh, a blog on the Private Eyes website that is a place for women to share their experiences while wearing their Private Eyes underwear and is also a place to create personalized underwear. She said that Private Eyes is a company that specializes in fun and sassy expressions aimed to make women

laugh and feel empowered in their lives. The underwear, 95 percent cotton and 5 percent spandex, come in bikini brief or thong and are white with pink, gray and/or black lettering. Meet the woman behind the panties 5-8 p.m. today at One Boutique, 478 King St. (upstairs). The event brings together local artists to raise awareness about mental health care; each vendor has agreed to donate 10 percent of sales to the MUSC Behavioral Clinic.

NEXT EVENT: Today (see above); Holy City Artists & Fleas, noon-8 p.m. June 12, Eye Level Art, 103 Spring St.; Trunk Show, 6-9 p.m. June 28 at Daniel Island Salon, 130 River Landing Dr., free. WEBSITE: CONTACT INFO: Margaret@ RESIDENCE: Daniel Island, 6 years. FAMILY: Husband, Erik; mother, Katherine, stepdad Jack; father, John; stepmom, Kitty; brothers, Chris, Charlie, Ned, Dylan, James, bulldog


Margaret Bjork stands in front of a table of her creations. Her panty line has empowering messages for and about women. Meet her today at 5-8 p.m. at One Boutique, 478 King St.

Nelson. EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts in English, minor in women’s study, William Smith in 2000. CAREER: Chief panty executive, software sales professional. GOALS: I want to have a show at next year’s fashion week, be considered an expert in helping women be successful and enjoying their lives, have women all over the world wear PrivateEyes undies on the biggest days of their lives, and then tell us about it on our website.

I want my website to be a place where women come to tell each other about successes and struggles and help each other keep keeping on. I want to write and perform a one-woman play. BOOK READING NOW: “Bitter is the New Black,” by Jen Lancaster. INFLUENCES: Underoos, Dorothy Parker, Mae West, Lily Tomlin, Chris Rock. PRICE RANGE: $12.99-$15. ARTWORK FEATURED LOCALLY: In the bathing suit area on a lot of fabulous women.

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Fifth annual celebration of Caribbean culture kicks off June 17 Dancers are shown making their way to Brittlebank Park near the end of 2008’s Charleston Carifest. FILE/STAFF

if you go WHAT: Fifth annual Charleston Carifest. THURSDAY, JUNE 17: Celebration commences at the Jewish Center at the College of Charleston. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the 6-9 p.m. event to follow. FRIDAY, JUNE 18: Masquerade Fete at the International Longshoremen’s Association Hall. Event starts at 6 p.m. Tickets $30. Visit for more information. SATURDAY, JUNE 19: Saturday’s Fun in the Park 28:30 p.m. Tickets at Brittlebank Park entrance are $5 in advance $10 at gate. Carnival Street Parade begins at 3 p.m. INFORMATION: or call 557-6258.


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orna Shelton Beck, founder of the Charleston Carifest, always had thought Charleston lacked a Caribbean celebration. In 2005, Shelton Beck decided to change that. The founder teamed up with the S.C. Caribbean and Heritage Inc. to create the event. When the festivities started off in the Gaillard Auditorium in 2006, it was a small event. But since then, the annual festivities celebrating Caribbean Heritage Month have grown. This year’s Charleston

Carifest events will take place June 17-19 and Shelton Beck expects to see thousands of spectators. “This is our celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month,” Shelton Beck said. “We need to celebrate the bridge between the

which is education. “People don’t even know that there is a month devoted to Caribbean Heritage. And I want to change that.” Also, in recognition of Father’s Day, Shelton Beck created the Best Father Writing Contest,

Carnival Street Parade on June 19. Shelton Beck expressed the significance of making an impact on the literacy rates in the Lowcountry and noted the contest was a great way to do it. “We wanted to educate.

“This is our celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month. We need to celebrate the bridge between the Caribbean and the city of Charleston.”

Lorna Shelton Beck, founder of the Charleston Carifest Caribbean and the city of Charleston.” More than a celebration, the fifth annual event will mark an important milestone, Shelton Beck said,

which challenged children across the Lowcountry to write a piece about the importance of their fathers. The winner of the contest will be presented in the

There are kids who can’t find the Caribbean on the map. We wanted to teach them about the importance of their history,” Shelton Beck said.

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“CAROLINA GOLD” EXHIBIT: Through Aug. 30. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road. The plantation presents “Carolina Gold: From Rice to Riches,” an exhibit highlighting the work of various goldsmiths and miniaturists. 556-6020 or www. 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 TaySPOLETO USA AND PICCOLO SPOlor Music Group will conduct preparaLETO: Through Sunday. Locations and tory classes. 819-6961. prices vary. For 17 days and nights, CHARLESTON CIVIL WAR ROUND Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston’s TABLE: 7 p.m. Second Tuesday of theaters, churches and outdoor spaces each month. Ryan’s restaurant, 829 St. with more than 100 performances by Andrews Blvd. artists and performers in opera, theater, CHARLESTON MUSIC CLUB: Free music theater, dance, and chamber, music programs through May. 795symphonic, choral and jazz music as 7842 or www.charlestonmusicclub. well as the visual arts. For a complete org. schedule of Spoleto and Piccolo SpoCHARLESTON POETRY SERIES: 7 leto events, visit www.SpoletoToday. p.m. Fourth Tuesday of each month. com. Circular Congregational Church, 150 “FROM RHODE ISLAND TO SOUTH CAROLINA,” MAYA LIN’S OFFICIAL SPOLETO POSTER Meeting St. 577-6400. EDISTO CANOE TRIP: 9 a.m. SaturThe last day of Spoleto Festival USA is Sunday. Be sure to check out the full schedule of the last few day through 3 p.m. Sunday. Meets at CHOPSTICKS: 3-5 p.m. Fridays. shows by going to Also visit for news and reviews. Colleton State Park, 147 Wayside Lane, Charleston County Main Library, 68 Canadys. $100 per adult, $50 per child Calhoun St. All ages. Light classical MARKET: Noon-7 p.m. Thursdays under 12. Experience a guided two-day month. Awendaw Town Hall, 6971 month through October. Tea Farm music and favorite children’s songs through Oct. 28. Felix C. Davis Comcanoe trip down the Edisto River. Partic- Doar Road. The market offers fresh Cottage, 808 N. Cedar St., Summerwhile kids color with friends. 805produce and seafood, activities and munity Center, 4800 Park Place E., ipants will have the option of camping ville. Free. Enjoy monthly shows that 6930. more. 928-3100 or www.awendawsc. North Charleston. Live music, local overnight or finding other accommofeature merchandise from 30-50 CHORUS REHEARSALS: 3:30-5 p.m. produce, arts and crafts, food and dations and may enjoy two lunches and org. vendors, as well as food and music. Tuesdays. Franke at Seaside, 1885 CHARLESTON FARMERS MARmore. 740-5854 or www.northcharles- 871-1113. a Saturday night dinner. Registration Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant. KET: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Marion required. 875-1457. BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: 7-8 The Franke Chorus invites men and Square. Local vendors offer produce, SUMMERVILLE FARMERS MARKET: p.m. Thursdays. Ballroom Dance Club women to join. 654-5973, 881-1158 or HYDRANGEA FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-4 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Rosebank Farms, plants, baked goods and more. 724of Charleston, 1632 Ashley Hall Road. 881-9691. 7309. 20. 218 S. Main St. Purchase fresh pro- $30 per month. Taught by Steven 4455 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy., Johns CHRISTOPHER’S READING ROOM: DANIEL ISLAND FARMERS MARduce, organic meat, baked goods and Duane. 557-7690. Island. A self-guided tour of the hy4-4:30 p.m. Thursdays. Johns Island LiKET: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. more. 871-6000. drangea gardens, which feature more BALLROOM DANCE PARTIES: Every brary, 3531 Maybank Highway. Grades 30. Family Circle Tennis Center, 161 ALTERNATIVE ENERGY FORUM: than 3,000 plants, and enjoy a barbeweekend (except holidays). Creative 6-12. Earn one Johns Island Library Seven Farms Drive. Shop for local pro- 7-8 p.m. third Wednesday of each cue lunch by the flowers. 768-0508 or Spark Center for the Arts, 757 Long dollar for each session. 559-1945. duce, herbs, flowers and crafts while month. C of C Hollings Science Center, Point Road, Mount Pleasant. $10 (may “COMMON GROUND-SOLID enjoying live music and food. www. Room 112, 58 Coming St. Free. NetCARIFEST: Times and locations vary. increase for theme or dinner parties). GROUND”: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. June 17-19. Celebrate Caribbean work at Mellow Mushroom afterward. Adult ballroom dance party with Marion Square Farmers Market. Join tage Month with this three-day festival, MARKET AT ROSEBANK FARMS: group lessons beforehand. 881-3780. the Grassroots Call to Action Group which will feature all things Caribbean. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Rosebank Farms, ART DISCOVERY WALKING TOURS: BEGINNER SHAG LESSONS: 8:15 for nonpartisan open discussion. 810Enjoy a Mardi Gras masquerade party 4455 Betsy Kerrison Parkway, Johns Is- 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Gibbes Museum p.m. Mondays. Arthur Murray Dance 0088 or www.grassrootschange.ning. Friday and a Carnival Street Parade at land. The farm will offer local produce, of Art, 135 Meeting St. $20. 90-minute Studio, 1706 Old Towne Road. $10 per com. 1 p.m. Saturday. Following the parade, seafood, baked goods, flowers and tour highlights historic sites that have class. 571-2183 or www.arthurmur“CONTEMPORARY CHARLESTON a Carnival Celebration featuring Caribmore. 768-0508 or www.rosebankinspired artists for centuries. www. 2010”: Through July 3. City Gallery at bean music, arts and crafts, food, drinks or 729-3420. BRIDGE LESSONS: 3-5 p.m. MonWaterfront Park, 34 Prioleau St. Visual and more will take place at Brittlebank MOUNT PLEASANT FARMERS “ART IN THE EVENING”: 7:30 p.m. days. Bridge Center, 1740 Ashley River artists and poets will team up to crePark. Call 557-6258 or visit www. MARKET: 3:30 p.m.-dusk. Tuesdays Fridays. Charleston Market, Market Road. $130 for 11 beginner sessions. ate inspired works of art. The exhibit for a complete through Oct. 19. Moultrie Middle Street. An art show and sale accompa- 556-4145. is part of Piccolo Spoleto. An artist lecschedule of events. School, 645 Coleman Blvd. Features nied by live music. This week’s music BOOK LOVERS GROUP: 7-9 p.m. ture by Scott Debus and Jocelyn Chalocal produce, flowers, baked goods, will be provided by Mountain Cove third Friday of every month. Dreamateauvert will take place at 2 p.m. June live music and more. 884-8517 or Bluegrass. 937-0920. lot Books, 123-B S. Goose Creek Blvd. 12, 19 and 26 and July 3. 958-6484. AWENDAW FARMERS MARKET: 9 ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOWS: 11 Come with a book and a snack. 572Please see CALENDAR, Page 40F a.m.-noon. 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CYPRESS SWAMP TOURS: 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Middleton Place Outdoor Center, 4300 Ashley River Road. $55-$65. 266-7492 or DANGEROUS BOOK CLUB: 3:304:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun St. Explore something new every week from “The Dangerous Book for Boys.” 805-6930. DANGEROUS BOYS CLUB: 7:30 p.m. first Friday of each month. Barnes & Noble, 1716 Towne Centre Way, Mount Pleasant. Community leaders will host meetings based on activities from “The Dangerous Book for Boys.” 2169756. “DARWIN ON EVOLUTION”: Through August. Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 68 Spring St. The museum will host a collection of documents written by Charles Darwin, including original manuscript pages from “On the Origin of Species.” 853-4651. DRAYTON HALL FREE ADMISSION: Through September 6, Drayton Hall will offer complimentary admission to members of the military, firefighters, police and EMS. 769-2603 or www. EARLY MORNING BIRD WALKS: 8:30 a.m.-noon. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Caw Caw Interpretive Center, 5200 Savannah Highway, Ravenel. $5, Gold Pass members free. Preregistration encouraged, but walk-ins welcome. 795-4386 or EAST COOPER COFFEE CLUB: 10 a.m. Fourth Wednesday of each month. Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant. Bring a mug and enjoy presentations by different speakers. Refreshments will be provided. 856-2166. FOLLY BEACH BLUEGRASS SOCIETY: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. The Kitchen, 11 Center St. Bring an instrument and participate in an open jam. 345-1678. FREE FRIDAY WINE TASTINGS: 3-6 p.m. Fridays. Lowcountry Wine and Spirits, 3642 Savannah Highway, Suite 140, Johns Island. 769-2722. FREE SHAG LESSONS: 7:30 p.m. Mondays. Mojo’s, 975 Bacons Bridge Road, Summerville. 214-0242. THE GATHERING BOOK GROUP: 7 p.m. Last Thursday of each month. Barnes & Noble, 1716 Towne Centre Way, Mount Pleasant. 216-9756. GRASSROOTS CALL TO ACTION: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Fort Johnson Cafe and Coffee, 1014 Fort Johnson Road, James Island. 810-0088 or grassroots “JAPANESE BATH” EXHIBIT: Charleston Center for Photography,

654 King St. The center will host “The Way of the Japanese Bath,” a collection by travel photographer Mark Edward Harris. 720-3105 or www.ccforp. org. “LET’S DISCUSS IT” BOOK GROUP: 10 a.m. Third Friday of each month. Mount Pleasant Regional Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Road. New members welcome. LOWCOUNTRY BACKPACKERS CLUB: 7-8:30 p.m. second Thursday of each month. Collins Park Clubhouse, 4115 Fellowship Road, North Charleston. “MODERN MASTERS”: Through Aug. 22. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. The museum will host “Modern Masters From the Ferguson Collection,” which will include work by Picasso, Christo, Willem de Kooning and others. 722-2706 or MUSEUM, MUSIC AND MORE!: Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St. Ages 5-12. $8 members, $10 nonmembers. Get children involved in performing arts through interactive experiences. 853-8962 or www. OPEN STUDIO: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Last Tuesday of each month. The Meeting Place, 1077 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston. Free. Each class will be taught by professional artists. 7451087. 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 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: 8:30-10:30 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. 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 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 LES-

SONS: 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 gardens. 2667477 or TANGO LESSONS: 7-8 p.m. beginners class; 8-9 p.m. practice. Tuesdays. MUSC Wellness Center, 45 Courtenay Drive. Free. Learn how to dance the Argentine tango. 345-4930. “THE PHOTO SHOW”: Through mid-June. 16 Penny Gallery at 52.5 Records, 561 King St. The gallery will host a photography exhibit featuring work by BadJon, Chuck Keppler, Hashenda Baxter and others. 722-3525. WATER AEROBICS: 7:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Sept. 3. Charleston Jewish Community Center, 1645 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd. $35-$45 per week, $125$160 per month. Get in shape with instructor Marian Greely. 571-6565 or WEST ASHLEY DEMOCRATS’ MEETINGS: 6:30-8 p.m. second Monday of each month, Bluerose Cafe, 652 St. Andrews Blvd.; 8-9:30 a.m. third Saturday of each month, Ryan’s restaurant, 829 St. Andrews Blvd. 5764543. 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. 8538962, ext. 221. YO ART PROJECT: Through June 16. Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun St. Free. The Palmetto Project presents an exhibition of photos and posters by artists ages 6-15 from Title I schools, Meeting Street Manor and Bridgeview Public Housing Residence. 805-6930. ZEN MEDITATION: 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Cheri Huber will lead the class, which will focus on meditation and discussion. Call 224-2468.



Boutique, 478 King St. Shop for a good cause during this special event that brings together local artists and businesses who will donate 10 percent of their sales to the MUSC Behavioral Medicine Clinic. An after-party will take place at I’On at 8 p.m. 259-8066. ART FOR CHARITY: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Michael Mitchell Interiors, 438 King St. Support Habitat for Humanity while enjoying appetizers and wine and shopping for art. 722-7145 or www. BOOK SIGNING: 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 1716 Towne Centre Way, Mount Pleasant. Author Charles Martin will sign copies of his book, “The Mountain Between Us.” 216-9756.

Drive. Local Rotary clubs will host the fourth annual duck race to raise money for various charities. Ducks can be adopted online at The first 30 ducks to cross the finish line will win prizes totaling up to $30,000, with a first place prize of $15,000. Ducks will be dropped from the I-526 Wando Bridge at 11:30 a.m. and will make their way to the park. Children’s activities will be available. www.charlestonduckrace. com. WIND ENSEMBLE: 2 p.m. Edgar Allen Poe Library, 1921 I’On Ave., Sullivan’s Island. The Air Force Wind Ensemble will perform a free concert. 883-3914. BLUES ON THE DOCK: 8 p.m.-midnight. Bowens Island. $16-$21. Enjoy ART AUCTION: 6-9 p.m. Rick Rhodes music by The Louie D Project, Ed Photography and Imaging, 1842 “Porkchop” Meyer and Smoky Weiner Belgrade Ave. $5. Local artists will be and the Hot Links. 300-5411. selling work to benefit to local artists REGGAE CONCERT SERIES: 8:30 who recently lost their home in a fire. p.m. James Island County Park, 871 Beer, wine and food will be provided. Riverland Drive. $8 adults, free to chil766-7425 or www.rickrhodesphotogdren 12 and under. The Reggae cert Series returns with a performance FRESHFIELDS VILLAGE CONCERT: by Selah Dubb. 795-4386. 6-9 p.m. Freshfields Village Green at the crossroads of Kiawah and Sea“PLANTING THE SEEDS OF HOPE”: brook islands. Congdon and Company 5 p.m. McCrady’s Restaurant, 2 Unity will perform. www.freshfieldsvillage. Alley. $150 per person. Local chefs com. will team up with local farmers to creFASHION SHOW: 7:30 p.m. 41 Anate a five-course menu that will be son St. $5 donation. Students from The Art Institute of Charleston present paired with domestic wines. A jazz and champagne reception will begin “Welcome to the Dollhouse,” a show at 5 p.m., with dinner to follow at 6 featuring local designers as well as a p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Roper collection of paper dresses made by St. Francis Cancer Center. 789-1760 or institute students. 343-1223. FAMILY FUN NIGHT: 7-8:30 p.m. Park West Pool, 1251 Park West Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Free. An evening of PUPPET SHOW: 2 p.m. Johns Island swimming, fun and games. Floats and Regional Library, 3531 Maybank Hwy. pool toys are encouraged. 856-2536. Free. Becky’s Box of Puppets presents “The Happy Circus.” 559-1945. GARDEN TOUR: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Various locations. The Charleston Showa CLIMBING CLINIC: 6-8 p.m. James Koi Club will host the seventh annual Pond and Water Garden Tour. The self- Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive. $10-$12. The RockIt Science guided tour will lead participants all Clinic will help participants improve over the tri-county area to 29 private gardens. A finale party at the Charles- their footwork and balance. 795-4FUN ton Animal Society will follow 5-7 p.m. or RUMMAGE SALE: 9-11:30 a.m. The LOWCOUNTRY SCHOLARS: 1:30Unitarian Church, 4 Archdale St. The sale will feature clothes, shoes, books, 3:30 p.m. Lowcountry Senior Center, 865 Riverland Drive. Free to members, toys and more. 723-4617. SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS: 9 a.m.- $5 nonmembers. Enjoy a presentation 1 p.m. Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Wa- by Dr. Sarah Tenney on “Comparative Politics” as well as a second lecture terpark, 8888 University Blvd., North which is to be announced. 762-9555. Charleston. The MUSC Mobile Health WATER SAFETY CLASS: 4 p.m. Unit will offer free skin cancer screenOtranto Road Regional Library, 2261 ings. 792-1414. Otranto Road, North Charleston. The CHARITY DUCK RACE: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Daniel Island Waterfront Park Please see CALENDAR, Page 41F and Community Pier, River Landing







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American Red Cross will teach adults and children how to be safe in or around water. 5724094. BOOK LAUNCH PARTY: 5:307:30 p.m. Cooper River Room at Waterfront Memorial Park, 99 Hallman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. $30. Acclaimed local author Dorothea Benton Frank will kick off the tour for her new book “Lowcountry Summer” during a reading and book signing that will include champagne. 8056882 or STARLIGHT CINEMA SERIES: 9 p.m. Freshfields Village at the crossroads of Kiawah and Seabrook islands. Each Wednesday in June, Freshfields Village will

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GOOGLE WORKSHOP: 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. College of Charleston’s Beatty Center, 5 Liberty St. $25 includes lunch. Participants will learn how to grow their businesses by utilizing the Google AdWords program. www.adfedcharleston. com. “BIG CHEF, LITTLE CHEF”: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Lowndes Grove Plantation, 266 St. Margaret St. $45 in advance, $50 at door. Some of Charleston’s top chefs will team up with members Louie’s Kids, a nonprofit organization fighting to end child-

hood obesity. The chefs and children will compete to create the most delicious healthy dish. Live music by Hank Futch and beer and wine will be provided. 343-5746 or www.louieskids. org. “BRANDING 101”: 7-9 p.m. Charleston Center for Photography, 654 King St. $20, $10 students. Beth Taubner will teach participants how to brand themselves in order to stand out among other photographers. 720-3105 or

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FRESHFIELDS VILLAGE CONCERT: 6-9 p.m. Freshfields Village Green at the crossroads of Kiawah and Seabrook islands. Local party band Plane Jane will perform. SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD DINNER: 6:30 p.m. Fish Restaurant, 442 King St. $50 per person. The Sustainable Seafood Initiative will team up with chef Nico Romo, who will present a four-course seafood dinner featuring local ingredients. Wine

pairings are included. Some proceeds will benefit the SSI. 722-3474.

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COMMUNITY FISHING CELEBRATION: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center, 5821 Hwy. 17 N., Awendaw. Free. Open to all ages. Bring your fishing gear and enjoy a day of fishing for bass and catfish. FIBER ARTS GUILD: 2-4 p.m. Charleston Water System, 103 St. Philip St. The Palmetto Fiber Arts Guild will hold its monthly meeting, which will feature a presentation on drop spindle spinning. PARK CIRCLE FILM SOCIETY: 7 and 9 p.m. Olde North Charleston Picture House, 4820 Jenkins Ave. In honor of the beginning of the World Cup, the society will show “Pelada,” which tells the stories of everyday soccer players from around the world. www.parkcirclefilms. org. ‘SHAGGIN’ ON THE COO-

PER’: 8 p.m. Memorial Waterfront Park, 99 Hallman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. $10. Dance under the stars to music by the Ocean Drive Party Band while enjoying a cold beverage. 7628089 or

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FATHER’S DAY KAYAK ADVENTURE: 7:15 a.m. Meets at Sea Kayak Carolina, 1731 Signal Point Road. Free with own equipment, $30 kayak rental. The Charleston Sea Kayaking Meetup Group will celebrate Father’s Day by kayaking on the Stono River. 225-7969 or www.

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“ROMANCING THE HUNLEY”: 3:30 p.m. Sundays through June 13. The Powder Magazine, 79 Cumberland St. $15.


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



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At the Dyspeptics Club, South has admitted, under duress, that he carries a rabbit’s foot for luck. He says that this has no influence on what cards he holds; it is just that he gets more out of them. When confronted with this theory North snorted loudly and commented that South’s ability to throw tricks away almost rivaled his ability to be dealt more high cards than he deserved. Today’s deal is an example. In six diamonds South won the opening heart lead, drew trumps, and stalled around for a while before taking the club finesse, unsuccessfully. Because South was trying to use this deal to demonstrate that he was actually an unlucky player, North stopped him. “If you had bothered to take advantage of all your chances, you would have made the slam instead of going down,” he said. Do you see why? After the heart lead, declarer takes his other top heart to pitch a spade from dummy, ruffs a heart, cashes the two top spades, and leads a diamond to the king.

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MARMADUKE By Brad Anderson

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TODAY’S HOROSCOPE ARIES (March 21-April 19): You may have to make some quick decisions if you are going to take advantage of a chance to do something you’ve wanted to do your whole life. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Interact with people with the potential to help you advance. Make wise choices and you will have a reason to celebrate.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t leave anything unfinished. Your ability to follow through will raise your profile and reputation. Travel plans can be put into play. VIRGO (Aug. 23Sept. 22): Serious action will bring long overdue response. Don’t let anyone bully you into something you don’t agree with.

GEMINI (May 21June 20): Once you sort through the misinformation you’ve been given, you will have no trouble taking over and making an impression.

LIBRA (SEPT. 23OCT. 22): It’s time to learn from the experts when it comes to your money and making it work for you. Don’t let someone you love play on your emotions.

CANCER (June 21July 22): If you have something to share, spit it out. Your practical outlook will capture attention. A promise will change your life both personally.

SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21): Focus on love, romance and enjoying life. Get serious about taking better care of yourself personally, emotionally and financially.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21): Lean toward the people, ideas, projects or plans that will bring you the best returns. An emotional attachment at work can develop if you are honest. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19): You don’t have to spend a lot to get information pertinent to a deal, project or investment you are considering. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18): Listen and consider what your options are. Getting into a confrontation will not solve problems. PISCES (FEB. 19MARCH 20): Lay your cards on the table and you will get a response. Once you know where everyone stands, you can choose a direction that suits your needs.

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Pistol-packing parishioner causes unease in the flock

Are you ready for some football?



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The World Cup is the one sporting event that makes the Super Bowl look like a high school football game. With the whole world watching, the first matches start on Friday, and the United States will be playing England. Diane Reed is looking for her third win in a row, and her opponent is art student Ellen Lawler.


Brazil’s Ramires (right) tangles with Tanzania’s Uhuru Suleiman as they fight for the ball in a friendly soccer match in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The World Cup begins Friday.


1. Who won the first World Cup in 1930? 2. What South American country hosted the first World Cup? 3. What country has won the most World Cups? 4. No European country has won a World Cup played outside of Europe. True or False? 5. What country is hosting the 2010 World Cup? 6. What does the rest of the world call soccer? 7. Edson Arantes do Nascimento is better known as ...? 8. What legendary former player is the coach for Argentina? 9. Of the following European countries — Germany, Italy, England, France — which has won the most World Cups? 10. How often is the World Cup held?



1. Germany. 2. Argentina. 3. This is a guess, but Brazil? 4. Ah, true. 5. I’m pretty sure it’s in South Africa for the first time. 6. Football. 7. Oh wow. No idea. 8. The only player I know of is Beckham, and I’m almost positive he’s not the right answer. 9. I’m going with France. 10. Isn’t it like the Olympics, every four years?

1. I’m going with Brazil. 2. Brazil. 3. I’m sticking with Brazil. Maybe I’ll get one right. 4. True. I think. 5. Cape Town, so South Africa. 6. Well, I think we’re the only ones that call it soccer. Everywhere else it’s football. 7. Could it be Pele? 8. My last answer kind of exhausted my knowledge of famous soccer players. 9. I don’t know why, but I think it’s Italy. 10. Well, it’s not every year which makes me want to say the World Cup is on alternate years.

CONCLUSION The result was more competitive than expected, given that both contestants expressed reservations about this week’s topic. However, the final tally shows that Head2Head has a new champion this week as Lawler beat the defending champ by a single correct answer. Congrats.

CORRECT ANSWERS 1. France 2. Uruguay 3. Brazil 4. True 5. South Africa

6. Football 7. Pele 8. Diego Maradona 9. Italy 10. Every four years

EAR ABBY: My parents told me that a member of their congregation carries a licensed gun when he’s in church. He is not a law enforcement officer or a private security guard, but keeps the gun on him “for protection.” When I asked what the pastor has to say about this, I was told, “He doesn’t know or can’t do anything about it.” I suggested that Mom and Dad speak to the congregation board of directors because they are legally and financially responsible for the church. They refused even though they are not happy about this gun issue. My parents have a long history of complaining about things but doing nothing to resolve them. I feel that if someone needs to carry a gun at all times, I don’t want to be in his presence. If he’s the target of an assassination, the killer might shoot the wrong person. I will not set foot in the church as long as that man is there. I’m not sure what bothers me more — that this man is packing heat or that my parents have valid concerns and won’t speak out. What do you think? — GUN-SHY IN N.Y.C. DEAR GUN-SHY: If the man has a license to carry the gun, then he is breaking no laws. You are certainly within your rights to refrain from being in his presence. If your parents were really concerned about their safety, they would either talk to the pastor or go somewhere else to worship. Because they have done neither, I think you should let it go. DEAR ABBY: I am the oldest of three. Our mother was verbally and physically abusive while we were growing up. I now suspect she suffered from bipolar disorder, but back then no

DEAR ABBY one had any idea what it was or how to treat it. Her behavior drove our father away, leaving her to manage finances on her own. She made a miserable mess of it and, at 70, is still working so she can support herself. She wants to retire, but has almost nothing in savings. Because of the way she treated us, none of us wants much to do with her, and we are in no position to support her after she retires. The problem, Abby, is that she has started laying an enormous guilt trip on my 22-year-old daughter and wants her to take her in. I caught wind of it and stepped in. There is no way my daughter should be burdened caring for her grandmother for the next 20 years. I feel bad that she has nowhere to go, but I feel she’s reaping what she has sown. Am I wrong? — GUILT TRIPPIN’ IN NEW HAMPSHIRE DEAR GUILT TRIPPIN’: No. But has your mother ever been diagnosed as bipolar? Is she on medications now that help her to control her behavior? If the answer is yes and she has tried to make amends, then perhaps you should try to be more forgiving and forthcoming. If the answer is no, then taking her in would be a disaster. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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