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Local rapper Righchus is one of the hardest working Lowcountry hip-hop artists. Find out about him and other Charleston rappers in our cover story, written by Kevin Young. It begins on page 23.

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Jazz master, lover of art, the coolest man you’ll ever know.

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When not working as a freelance writer, he enjoys organic farming, music, furniture making and backpacking.

Loves hip-hop more than you love cake.

If you are an artist, Vikki wants to talk to you. She is a singer, writer, photographer and marathon runner.

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Michael Jackson Candlelight Vigil I must admit — I’m your typical “alternative” rap fan. I don’t think anyone does hip-hop like De La Soul can. Give me A Tribe Called Quest over Kanye West. And “Blowout Comb” by Digable Planets is one of the best. So that’s where I come from, but you all should know that I’m excited to see where hip-hop will grow. The Lowcountry has a lot of talented emcees who rival any rapper from across the seas. Read our story. I think it’s a winner. Tonight I’m having a baked potato for dinner.

5:30 P.M. // FRIDAY // OLD BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH A worldwide simultaneous candlelight vigil will happen on Friday, the one-year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death. The song “Cry” (from Jackson’s “Invincible” album) will be played, along with other tributes. Join other fans at Old Bethel United Methodist Church, 222 Calhoun St. The event is free.


Charleston Bed Race 3 P.M. // SUNDAY // HAMPTON PARK On Sunday, Camp Happy Days will host the first Charleston Bed Race. The event benefits Camp Happy Days, the year round program for South Carolina’s children with cancer. The charity’s mission is to give children diagnosed with cancer and their families hope and support by providing programs, special events emotional support and access to crisis resources. Jump under the sheets and roll down to Mary Murray Boulevard in Hampton Park. At 3 p.m., the race will begin on the backside of the park. A parade of the racing beds before the judges and spectators will take place before the heats begin. The beds will be judged on the fastest bed, slowest bed, best decorated, most outrageously decorated, the “What were you thinking?” bed and the People’s Choice Award. For information, visit or e-mail

Rob Fowler’s Mustache Art Show


8 P.M. // JULY 3 // UPPER DECK TAVERN Remember back in the good old days when meteorologist Rob Fowler was still sporting a mustache? The Holy City Beard & Mustache Society and local artists are hosting an event to celebrate Charleston nostalgia with a special focus on Charleston facial hair. The Rob Fowler’s Mustache Art Show will be held at 8 p.m. July 3 at the Upper Deck Tavern, 353 King St. A “Best Mustache Contest” will take place at 10 p.m. Coupons will be available at the door for $10 for half-priced drinks. All money raised by the coupons will go toward a donation for the American Cancer Society, the organization that Fowler shaved his mustache for. The event will feature appearances by members of the Holy City Beard & Mustache Society, a local chapter of Beard Team USA. Also showcased will be art by Phillip Hyman, tattoo artist Lindsey Hanniford, painter Christina Rodino, photographer Jason Layne, painter Tim Showers and mustache prosthetist Kelly Latta. Many more local artists also will join the event. For information, contact Justin Cammer at 209-2377 or via e-mail, justincammer@ (843) 722-3874

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The American Lung Association will host the 35th Annual Camp Puff ‘N Stuff for children with asthma. Children will learn about their asthma in a fun-filled environment! $50 for the week. To attend Camp Puff ‘N Stuff, a child must meet the following requirements: Have asthma, require daily medication for asthma, be under a physician’s care for asthma and be between the ages of 8 and 11. To register, call 5568451 or visit the webpage at

Freshfields Village Farmers and Art Market will sell the freshest fruits and vegetables on Johns Island. Local artisans’ work will be on display while a live band plays in the background. Admission is free. Freshfields Village, Kiawah Island. Call 768-6491 for information. Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar


Do Lunch at the Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar with Sea Island Habitat for Humanity. Chef Todd Garrigan will prepare Gazpacho With Cilantro Creme Fraiche and Crabmeat, Housemade Seafood Sausage With Roasted Tomatoes, Herbs and Marsala Wine sauce, and a Mini Key Lime Tart for dessert. You’ll receive a King Street goody bag and have an opportunity to win raffle prizes from Charleston shops, spas and restaurants and support Sea Island Habit for Humanity. Noon. Tickets $18. Call 303-1113 for information.



Guerrilla Cuisine now does books? Yep. Meet jimihatt, the man behind GC, 6-8 p.m. at Avondale Wine and Cheese, 813B Savannah Highway. He will sign copies of his “Old School Cooking Series” books and sell T-shirts. Call 769-5444 or visit to find out more.


from Sam & Lisa, volleyball, a bikini contest and a dance contest. Food, beer and wine will be available. Gates open at 11 a.m. Tickets $25 at the gate, $20 in advance. See page 20.


Visit the Seacoast Artist Gallery at the Applewood Pancake House 14361 Ocean Highway in Litchfield. The galley features Lowcountry scenes. Artwork is available for purchase. Features include paintings, photographs and 3-D pieces. Call 843-357-2626 for information.


Spend “A Day at the Beach at Boone Hall,” part of the Boone Go see some art. Catch the last day of the Rhett Thurman’s The Footlight Players Theatre at 20 Queen St. is putting on Hall Summer Concert Series. The headlining band is Maurice gallery presentation, “Vacation Inspiration.” The bright, bold Williams & The Zodiacs, and other featured acts include The colors are sure to liven up any day. Admission is free. 214 King “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure.” The show starts at 8 p.m. Call 722-4487 for information. Tickets $20 are adults, $15 Mighty Tams, The Fantastic Shakers, The SugarBees and Mys- St. seniors/ students and $10 for children. tic Vibrations. Participate in activities such as shag lessons

Carribbean fest and ‘Big Chef’ cured your post-Spoleto blues Special to The Post and Courier

the “bigs” and “littles” as they slaved away, serving portions of unbelievably delicious dishes. Personal favorites included small butterbean cakes served with avocado puree from Fat Hen Louie’s Kids ‘Big Chef, chef Fred Neuville and his Little Chef” “little” Chris Burch, Moo Shu wraps with watermelon It’s one of the most heartsoup from Fish and a fantaswarming events in town. tic shrimp succotash salad For the second year in a from F.I.G. row, Louie’s Kids (a loGuests took turns voting cal non profit that aims to KAREN BRIGGS for their favorite dish, evenfight childhood obesity) tually giving the prize to teamed exceptional children Fred Neuville from Fat Hen and Chris Burch from “Big FIG’s “big” chef Mike Lata enrolled in their program Chef/Little Chef.” and “little” Davida Johnsonwith local celebrity chefs to compete in “Big Chef/Little Woods from Turner South, Lowndes Grove Plantation, Pugh. The happy duo got to take making speeches in support Ed Brantly and his wife Chef,” a best-taste cook off home a custom carved cutof the cause. A large tent Heba Salama (from Season event judged by a who’s draped with accents of black ting board commemorating 6 of “The Biggest Loser”) who of Charleston attendthe win. and white damask housed attended the affair at the ees. Special guests Marvin meal soon brought everyone out of their shells. A mixed group of young and old, local and native islanders all threw off their masks and danced until midnight.


of steel drum playing, allowing those of Caribbean descent to gain awareness of their heritage. Guests arrived masked and ready for Caribbean dinner promptly at 7 p.m. Masquerade Fete at 1142 Morrison Dr. Joe’s For the fifth year in a row, Catering provided a buffet Charleston Carifest took to style Caribbean feast with delicious fried cod, sweet the streets and local event fruit breads, chicken wings, halls to promote and celpeppered rice and plantains ebrate Caribbean culture. while the evening’s DJ spun Friday night marked the a mix of steel band, reggae, Caribbean Masquerade soca and R&B. Brochures Fete at the International Longshoreman’s Hall, a din- educated the crowd about ner and dancing fundraiser Barbados, this year’s honorary country, which has a in support of the Carifest strong historical tie to South Children’s Steel Band project. Carifest President Lorna Carolina. While the crowd started off small and relaShelton Beck describes the tively quiet, the lure of dancproject as a way to educate children about the tradition ing and the glow of a good


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t was exactly four years ago that I was in People magazine’s “Hottest Bachelors” issue. Since then, my life has changed dramatically. I got an agent. I started doing speaking engagements. I wrote two books. I became a pathological liar. It’s been one heck of a ride. But even though the accolades and spoils that came with the honor were completely amazing, I can honestly say that none of it, not for one instant, changed who I was as a perso ... Hang on a second. (Yelling at assistant) “What part of triple latte mochaccino didn’t you understand? Huh? Oh. I’m sorry. Do you not speak English?!” Sorry about that. My mom always finds a way to screw up the easiest tasks. So, anyway. What was I saying? Right. My abs. Yeah, they’re pretty amazing. People are always asking me if they can touch them or wash their clothes on them. It’s kinda awkward. But hey, like I’ve always said, “Sometimes you just have to humor the common folk.” Now, even though I didn’t let superstardom change who I was, I’d be lying if I said being in People magazine wasn’t a blessing. To think that the editors thought highly enough of me to put me alongside the likes of George Clooney and Justin Timberlake just blows my mind. OK, so those guys were actually in the front of the magazine with the real bachelors and I was jammed in the back in a section titled, “They really,


money. Not long after, he met a woman and got married. He now lives in New York City. Then there was Skyler, the youngest of the guys in the section. The then-20-year-old spent nearly two days straight (during his spring break) in a Nebraska Walmart. Yep, that’s right. He slept there, ate there, shopped online at Target, the whole nine yards. REALLY need a woman,” Because I couldn’t get in still, they put me in there, touch with Skyler, I can only and for that I am eternally speculate that he fell in love grateful. with one of the greeters there Because the whole thing and they now have a bunch was such a life-changing exof smiley faced kids who are perience for me, I thought it obsessed with low prices. would be fun to track down Next I caught up with Tim. the four other guys from that same section to see how Tim, along with two of his buddies, turned their shared things changed for them. Sure, not all of them enjoyed Virginia home into a geek pad, complete with a video the highs I did — thanks to light show karaoke machine, my appearance I got literbank of arcade games and ally dozens of e-mails from a headline ticker scrolling moms who said I would be perfect for their daughters if across the wall. Against all odds, he landed a woman and they were actually attracted to me — but they all seem to is now engaged. Finally there was Johnny. have parlayed their 15 minJohnny’s claim to fame was utes into a better and more he was an undergrad student exciting life. First there was Kevin. Kevin at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for 12 was an IT guy who created years. Yeah. 12 years. That a website allowing visitors even makes me look like an to pick out what he would overachiever. Anyway, after wear to work each day. Just appearing in the magazine (I like me, Kevin was what the think the fact that he was the ladies referred to as “a real winner.” But after the maga- only one of us who was actually good looking had a lot to zine came out, Kevin got ofdo with this) he ended up gofers from people all over the world wanting him to design ing on “The Late Show With David Letterman” as well as their websites — and for big

To stay grounded, Bryce wears this same shirt to work every single day. “Good Morning America.” He parlayed those appearances into an acting career and now lives in Hollywood. He’s still single, ladies. Not sure whether he has a college diploma though. Anyway, as for me, well, my fame not only benefitted me, it also turned out to be a good thing for my employer, too. To quote my colleague, Brian Hicks, “Put it this way: How many newspapers can say they’ve got one of the country’s most eligible bachelors working for minimum wage?” As a way of saying thank you for all the good publicity, The Post and Courier ended up hiring the woman I eventually would marry. Lucky for me, her desk was 20 feet away from mine. Which, let’s be honest, was the only way I was ever going to really, REALLY meet a woman. Bryce Donovan now writes about his poor wife every Monday in the Family Life section. Reach him at 937-5938 or bdonovan@ And for even more Bryce, check out his blog “The Bryce is Write” or follow him on Twitter at

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be in your video. You had to be at least some degree of awesome. And while those YouTube videos of people breaking into the “Thriller” dance at weddings are entertaining and numerous, the 1,500+ inmates in a Philippine jail take the cake for best re-enactment. In case you haven’t seen the video, search YouTube for “thriller prison.” It’s hard enough to coordinate 15 people in a dance, much less 1,500. Earlier this year, the documentary “This Is It” came out. Jackson was supposed to be performing a final “This Is It” group of shows in London last summer. I was a little worried it would be too sappy for me, but it’s actually a pretty entertaining collection of videos and backstage footage from the “This is It” tour. The documentary, which runs just short of two hours, features a lot of MJ’s best songs and several from my top 10 list. My top 10 favorite Jackson songs is made up of hits, which have all held up well over the years: “Thriller,” “Billie Jean,” “Bad,” “Beat It,” “Black or White,” “ABC,” “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough,” “Scream,” “Smooth Criminal” and “You Rock My World.”


he King of Pop died a year ago this week. On June 25, 2009, I was driving home from work when I heard on the radio that Michael Jackson had died. “Yeah right,” I remember thinking. “It must be one of those countless celebrity death hoaxes.” After all, MJ was only 50. He became famous as a kid in the Jackson 5, but was anyone really expecting MJ to die so young? True, his personal life and drama may have overshadowed his music a few too many times, especially in the past 20 years. But put that aside and evaluate Jackson’s role in music and pop culture. He gave us the moonwalk and “Thriller,” to say the least. His influence on pop music as a performer is undeniable. Lots of current pop and R&B stars including Justin Timberlake and Usher have listed Jackson as a major influence with his ultra popular songs and smooth moves. MJ’s hit songs still are awesome, even if most of them are from the ’80s and early ’90s, because they’re ageless. The “Thriller” album, which featured “Thriller,” “Billie Jean,” and “Beat It,” came out in 1982. But even in 2010, those songs are standbys at karaoke nights and parties. And his songs are responsible for inspiring quite a few remixes and parodies. Remember Alien Ant Farm’s version of “Smooth Criminal”? How about those Weird Al parodies such as “Fat” and “Eat It”? His talent wasn’t just in delivering hit songs. As a performer, Jackson turned out hit videos and performances to accompany his songs. I’ve seen about a dozen or so of his music videos, and they’re all entertaining enough on their own without the music. MJ even got the late Marlon Brando to appear in his 13-minute-long music video for one of my non-’80s MJ favorites, “You Rock My World.” Last time I checked, you couldn’t just get Brando to


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y involvement in the local jazz scene causes all kinds of things to happen to me. Regular readers of this column know that I share those from time to time: interesting people I meet, behindthe-scenes looks at events, jazz history and my opinions being among them. I’ve been doing this long enough now to even have had some transformational personal experiences. That’s the kind of thing I want to tell you about today. Charleston Magazine asked to do a feature story on me a couple of years ago. I had a lot of stuff going on then that the editors thought was newsworthy. The Charleston Jazz Initiative was going strong. I had worked on a film, “Song of Pumpkin Brown.” I was writing more and more about jazz in The Post and Courier. I was hosting “Southern Roots and New

I gave it up in 1963 to focus on my books in high school and I loaned it to my cousin. Nothing laid around in disuse in my extended family: clothes, toys, books, instruments, nothing. When I asked about the horn several years later, it couldn’t be found. I was greatly disappointed, but as Offshoots,” an independent time passed I got over it. Out of the blue, in 1998, radio program produced my aunt Lucille found it and and directed by Stanfield sent it to me. Gray. Glory be! Miracles do hapIn fact, it was Stan who pitched the story idea to the pen. Believe me. It was like magazine. having a severed arm reconAfter a couple of photo shoots for the project didn’t nected. It’s true. Musicians’ instruments are an extengo that well, I suggested sion of themselves. we do something at Buist Then, the horn’s mystique Elementary School where I started to reveal itself again. first studied trumpet some I pushed the buttons on 50 years ago. the latches of the case and The idea came to me, in they worked, a complete part, because I had been surprise after more than 30 thinking for years about why my trumpet had myste- years. As I gently lifted the horn riously found its way back to out of its blue, velveteen me after a 30-year absence.


cradle, there were no signs of rust, another surprise. Its silver finish still gleamed like I always remembered. You have to understand, this inanimate object had meant as much to me as if it were another human being. This was turning into magic, rivaling the preternatural pleasure the horn gave me when I used to play it. Real wonderment kicked in with my next step. I touched the valves, the three pearl-covered pistons that sit atop the tubing. They rode down their cylinders like they had just been lubricated. They should have been immovable after all that time in my aunt’s attic, or wherever it was asleep. That’s when I knew my horn had a life, or at least a spirit, of its own. I shed some tears of joy. Please see JAZZ, Page 11E

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Rebecca Hall (left) and Amanda Peet in “Please Give.”


And then I dared to try the true test. I inserted the mouthpiece, gathered my courage, inhaled deeply, pursed my lips and blew into my baby. I got a sound. The resulting glee had me feeling like Gabriel playing in glory. The whole process took about five minutes, but it felt like an eternity. I believe to this day that I tapped into something timeless, a free float in a universe that knew no bounds, just me and my horn, just like it used to be when I practiced endlessly or played a solo with the band. It was similar to the zone I was in while playing a tune called “Riffin’ the Blues” in the Burke High School band in 1962.

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In my ongoing, summerlong effort to stay out of this awful heat, I visited the well-air-conditioned Terrace Theatre on James Island last weekend to enjoy the new movie “Please Give,” which explores the limits of charity, the emptiness of modern life, materialism, white guilt, aging, death, rebirth and probably a few more subjects that went right over my head. It’s a charming, funny movie that really makes you think. Yet as I left the theater that evening, I pondered something that had nothing to do with the movie per se, but the Terrace and similar theaters that specialize in independent films. When one thinks of “indie” anything — art, music, movies — there is a certain “hip” factor attached,

So, this is the same horn I had in my hands on the way to the magazine shoot. During that short walk in the fall of 2007, I became transformed again. I parked on Henrietta Street, around the corner from the Calhoun Street school. As soon as I got out of the car and began walking and holding that handle, it was like walking to band practice just like I had done in 1957. All of a sudden, when I turned the corner from Henrietta onto Elizabeth Street, I saw Miss Annie’s old corner store. I was 10 years old again, leaving Miss Anderson’s house at 9 Henrietta St. after my piano lesson and on the way to band rehearsal at Buist. Strolling down to Calhoun, I could see Rose Polassis’ store on that corner.

I could smell the deviled crabs cooking at Eddie’s Grill on Calhoun. I felt the energy from the sidewalks teeming with people going in and out of the dry cleaner’s or the fish market or the pool hall or the barbershop. I awoke from my fantasy and began to think about the exact spot in the school’s cafeteria where I used to sit for band practice so we could shoot something from there. I could see it in my mind’s eye. I’ll never forget. As I crossed Calhoun Street to enter the building under the Philip Simmons arch, it was me and my horn. Jack McCray, author of “Charleston Jazz,” can be reached at jackjmccray@aol. com.

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pointment in the quality of today’s commercial movies, but it seems the independent movie market in this area is supported mostly by film lovers in their 40s, 50s and 60s. Indie rock might still be something enjoyed mostly by young people at local venues such as the Tin Roof in West Ashley or the Village Tavern in Mount Pleasant, and I don’t know enough about art, independent or otherwise, to comment. But after years of seeing the same pattern not only at the Terrace but even the old, independent Roxy Theater on East Bay St. (which closed in 2002), I thought it should finally be said that when it comes to local appreciation of indie films — the hippest moviegoers in Charleston have never been kids, but their parents.

and things that are hip are typically associated with youth. I visit the Terrace at least two to three times per month, have done so for years, and it’s safe to say that no matter the movie or the subject matter, I’m usually one of the youngest people in the theater — and I’m 36. I can’t speak for other cities, but it seems that the independent film scene in Charleston is patronized mostly by moviegoers closer to my parents’ age, or at least somewhere between their age and my own. I don’t know if this has to do with the maturity level Thumbs down Why would anyone reof the audience and their make “The Karate Kid”? appreciation of these types of films, or perhaps a disap- Seriously?


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Hop on the Lovemobile and find some good clothes REBEKAH BRADFORD

ment of vintage jewelry collected by her friend, Hollie Wood (yes, that’s really her name) who has found pieces in flea markets all over the ast summer, if you world. happened to see a What really makes the flash of hot pink shop so stunning is the around town, chances were aluminum foil-covered pretty good it was the Lovewalls that Nelson says were mobile, a mobile clothing inspired by Andy Warhol’s boutique and the brainchild Factory. Asked how long of Jenny Nelson. it took her to complete the In February, she temproject, Nelson first says 30 porarily retired the van Love Me Again Clothhours but then laughingly and opened a boutique on ing is at 183 Coming admits it was probably only Coming Street called Love Street. Hours are 11-6:30 eight to 10. Me Again where she sells p.m, Monday-Friday. Or The clothes Nelson’s colvintage and “gently loved visit www.shoplovemelected are well-organized clothing.” and completely wearable. Recently, I met up with Most people should be able Nelson at her boutique to chat about the shop and her see there weren’t any vintage to find an item they won’t love of vintage. Wearing a boutiques like in big cities.” want to leave without. Asked to name the greatest white dress with Mexican So after attending yard embroidery and with her sales and collecting clothes, piece of clothing she’s ever found thrifting, the question adorable yorkie, Trigger, Love Me Again was born. stumps her for a moment, nearby, she talked about her She likes the location on but Nelson soon describes background. Coming Street, saying it’s two totally covetable pieces: A native of Illinois, Nelson off the beaten path but a a dress with a peacock hand moved to Chicago after col- good spot for students who painted on silk and an origilege and discovered the city’s frequently stop by on their nal 1980’s Diane von Furstmany thrift stores. Inspired, way to class. enberg wrap dress. she and a partner started The interior is eye-catchEdie’s Vintage in 2001 which ing. The front room is paint- In her spare time, Nelson was open for two years. ed in the signature Love Me enjoys yoga, Community Thrift, spending time with Nelson arrived in Charles- Again hot pink, and there’s Trigger, collecting things for ton in the fall of 2005 and a small sitting area next to worked in real estate. But, Nelson’s desk. Shelves lining her house and planning for a baby with her fiance. she says, “I was surprised to one wall display an assort-


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the surprise offering of Piccolo Spoleto 2010. Buses left this brood of energy at the entrance of the Sottile Theatre at 10 a.m. Proud principal Gretchen Keefner ushered little troopers into theater seats for general housekeeping notes and BY TY COLLINS Special to The Post and the “blue-tape laws.” Drama teacher Kyle WalCourier lace bellowed from center n June 4, the Hilton stage: “It’s a danger zone Head Island School outside the ‘blue tape’ lines! for the Performing Follow the ‘blue-taped arArts premiered fourth-grad- rows’ on the walls backers in an original musical, stage.” “The Charleston,” which Stage director Patti Maurer was a Piccolo Spoleto enter- stands in a spotlight: “Stay tainment presented by the in your light! Don’t pass the Charleston Jazz Initiative. taped line on the floor. The With Holly Brown’s chore- pit is right there! Raise your ography and a collection of hand if you hear me! imaginative costumes and Mounting a musical with props, “The Charleston” was 150 kids is a play within a

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play, but the Charleston Jazz Initiative’s T-shirted teachers and parents ushered these boys and girls like a well-oiled machine in an ever-changing environment of “lights up, lights down,” sound cues and running. “If you hear me, raise your hand! Look up at the ceiling’s blue twinkling lights. You’re in a famous theatre where you will tell your story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band. Those twinkling stars are you,” Patti Maurer continued. Quiet fell. A sole voice cried out: “Look, I see myself!” And another kid yelled: “That’s me!” The theatre filled with 150 kids claiming their stars. And they were little stars! The curtain opened to

law in song and dance: “Let justice flow like a mighty stream ... like a mighty stream ... let justice flow!” With a shoestring budget and performers of every shape and hue, “The REGINA SMART Charleston” raised the stakes with digital projecbonin’ ” is not enough to tions and footage of the a production number of entertain the masses. Jenkins Orphanage Band in acoustic instruments and “Get on Board L’il Chiltwo production numbers, rhythm-makers playing “Ballin’ the Jack” and “Black djembes, shakers and koras. dren,” the turning point Bottom.” Followed by “Down By the of the show, was a eureka A marquis reveals “PorRiverside,” where high-step- experience that Jenkins had when he placed brass instru- gie,” featuring the Jenkins pers danced the cakewalk, Orphanage Band on BroadIrish jig and the Charleston, ments in the hands of little the storyline tells about the kids, turning them into per- way! The musical closes on the life and times of homeRev. Daniel Jenkins and his formers. Claimed a “public nuiless kids whose mentor orphans singing for their sance in London,” a chorus passed the hat as they made supper on Charleston’s of robed Whigs and Tories the Jenkins Orphanage streets and being forced on Band the creators of Lowthe road to keep the orphan- in the halls of Parliament and costumed “orphans” country jazz for Charlesage from closing. ton. Jenkins learns that “Ham- presented a brush with the


Kids win your heart every time

The Hilton Head Island School for the Performing Arts’ “The Charleston” was a delightful Piccolo Spoleto offering.

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Get a Dose of the electronic music of

The Polish Ambassador

A composer of glitchy vocals, mashed-up beats and strong, catchy synth melodies, San Francisco-based Ample Mammal (David Sugalski, aka The Polish Ambassador) is quickly becoming a West Coast version of Girl Talk. Catch him at the Daily Dose Cafe on Saturday.


The Dig’s debut album, “Electric Toys” was recorded in Brooklyn late last summer with producer Bryce Goggin, who’s worked with Pavement, Antony & The Johnsons, and Bishop Allen, among others.



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The Dig Wednesday at Music Farm Hailing from the booming threshold of indie/pop and all things hipster — otherwise known as Brooklyn — comes a new group of plaid-clad indie rockers called The Dig. With the release of its debut album, “Electric Toys,” earlier this month, The Dig in its current formation seems like a new thing altogether, but the band’s roots go back well over a decade. Bassist Emile Mosseri and guitarist David Baldwin began playing music together at 10 and eventually formed a Rage Against the Machine cover band with keyboardist Eric Eiser in high school. Those three have played together ever since, while drummer Jaimie Alegre joined them a little more than a year ago. The sound is versatile, ranging from pop-induced melodies and progressions to a darker sense of sonic sultriness. It’s refined rock ’n’ roll as much for the scholar as it is the bored teenager. The music offers a buoyant sense of cheerfulness while keeping its blade sharp enough to cut to the core of its listeners, resulting in a collection of tunes that are both infectious and stirring at the same time. On Wednesday, The Dig will open for Thrice with Kevin Devine and Bad Veins at the Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Tickets are $17.50 in advance, $21 the day of the show and are available at the Music Farm box office or online at Call the venue at 577-6989 or 577-7996 for tickets. Visit for information.

Bloodkin Saturday at The Pour House Though not particularly well-known on a mainstream level, Athens, Ga.-based band Bloodkin has earned the respect of some of rock music’s biggest names.

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put out my first album. The reason that I came up with that moniker is because this particuWHAT: Flow: Full Moon lar music I’ve been making has n Saturday, The Polish Convergence featuring The had a hip-hop slant. I wanted Ambassador and Ample Polish Ambassador and to create another character and Mammal are coming to the others branch out.” Daily Dose all the way from San WHEN: Saturday, 9:30 p.m. The show at the Daily Dose is Francisco. The secret: They are WHERE: the Daily Dose, a small festival of sorts called one in the same person. 1622 Highland Avenue Flow. Also sharing the stage Electronic music wizard Dave TICKETS AND MORE will be Noise[Org] of Auburn, Sugalski is behind both of these INFO: 225-3367 or thepolAla.; Science Factory of Myrtle musical endeavors. He uses Beach; and Droppin’ Joints aliases to distinguish between Magically, Danis and The Glothe genres of electronic jams. Glo Girls of Charleston. Mark The Polish Ambassador was his vintage 1980s one-piece jumpMoshtaghi of Bizee Body Enterfirst alias. suit. tainment is putting the show on “It started back in Chicago, “The story behind it is when in conjunction with John Colewhen I was working a job I I was in Chicago, I was in a man and Barney McIntyre. didn’t want to be working, so I vintage shop,” Sugalski said. Sugalski hasn’t ever been to invented this persona,” Sugalsi “This was when I was in the the Charleston area, but is exsaid. It sort of started off as a big conceiving process of the Polcited to tour the Southeast. The joke. I found this old record in ish Ambassador. Immediately, some vintage record shop, and like a tractor beam, I was drawn show Saturday is part of a larger tour that also will hit Savannah, they were making fun of polish to it. It’s this Swedish ski suit people on it. There was this one from 1982. I forget exactly how Georgia, Johnson City, Tenn, part of it that was making fun the transaction went down, but and Chapel Hill and Greensboro, N.C. of a Polish Ambassador.” I talked them down $15 to $5 What’s next for the seemingly Being half-Polish himself, Su- bucks. I have to attribute some schizophrenic elecronica musigalski sampled a clip in his first success to it.” cian? song that said, “Here comes the Ample Mammal is another “I have a completely new PolPolish Ambassador.” persona that Sugalski created, This particular alias produces concentrating less on layers and ish Ambassador album that’s upbeat, infectious electronic layers of melodies, like The Pol- close to being mastered. I probably won’t release it for a few dance music. Sugalski takes ish Ambassador does. Ample months, but I have that ready part in the rising musical trend Mammal focuses in on only a of live mixing, using computfew layered melodies while rely- to go. I have another album full of Ample Mammal tracks as ers and midi instruments to ing on more processed drum well. I spend 80 hours a week produce his album tracks differ- tracks. composing, so I have stockpiles ently at every performance. He “Ample Mammal is a brandalso performs in full regalia: a new alias,” Sugalski said. “I just of music.”


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That band with the funny name ...

Miller recently talked before the band headed Miami to record its first official ith funk as the soundtrack at DJ Lee Spam’s foundation, the studio. Asheville-based Q: First off, where the Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty name “Yo Mama’s Big Fat Band weaves in just about Booty Band” name origievery other musical genre nate? out there. A: Oh gosh what is the “Everybody in the band story? I have to remember. It listens to such a wide variwas a sweatband that we saw ety of music. That is what on a group of ladies on a tour I credit it to,” guitarist J.P. bus. They were doing some Miller said. “Between all the sort of charity event. They different elements and difall had sweatbands that said ferent music, we don’t even “Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty.” have to try. We’re all just They were big ladies with playing together.” headbands and we thought it After years of adding and was funny. We were all like losing members, Miller said “that would work.” the Booty Band finally feels Q: How would you classify it has found the right niche. your music? With the addition of Lee A: Basically, it’s a new Allen (drums) and Mary genre. It’s music meeting a Frances (keys and vocals) name. It’s called new funk. from Eymarel, “everyone in It’s a kind a music that the band will agree the band blends old-school funk with sounds the best it ever has,” all sorts of music, including Miller said. electronic stuff and different With off-the-wall live per- sound effects. formances, the Booty Band’s Throw a little reggae in fans are kept on their toes. there, throw a little jazz, “You never know what throw a little rock. you’ll see at one of our It’s just high energy. It’s shows,” he said. the foundation of funk. BY MARGARET MCAVOY

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Hip-hop, jazz and Middle Eastern. It’s pretty much anything we want. We don’t have to be locked into a certain category. Funk is fun you can get crazy with. Q: The new lineup is ... A: Awesome. Well, basically, the band physically morphed. We actually just had our official marriage. We had someone acting like a priest and everything. Over the years, we’ve had 10 to 13 drummers. It’s been difficult for years. This is almost like a reward for us. Now, we finally have a group that we’re super stoked about.” Q: How have the new additions help improve your sound? A: Having female vocals is awesome. Lee is one of the best drummers around. It’s definitely about having a drummer that knows his chops. It helps that he and Mary (keys) have been playing together for years. They were a package deal. Pretty much everyone in the band will agree the band sounds the best it ever has.


This Asheville based six-piece funk monster Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band exerts an undeniable energy - using funk as a foundation, the band weaves elements of hip-hop, reggae, ska and latin soul.

if you go WHO: Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band WHEN: July 2. Doors open at 9 p.m. Show starts at 10. WHERE: The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. TICKETS: $12 at, all Cat’s Music and Monster Music locations. MORE INFO:

The sound has changed over time, definitely. We’ve gotten into a heavier, tighter funk and it’s exciting for everyone. Heavier funk, that’s the direction we’ve been heading. Q: Which is better, live or

recorded? A: It’s a different thing. With a live show there is so much going on, were jumping off the stage, throwing stuff, dancing. There’s so much going on that sometimes its tough to focus on

the music. But when you take the CD home, you’ll hear everything that you missed. Q: What is like to play in Charleston? A: Pour House is great. Charleston was actually our first out-of-town gig. When we first started, we just went back and forth from Asheville. We used to play the Pour House when it was small. Pretty much every time we go there, it’s pretty cool. They just rage it all night.


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Various Artists TWISTABLE TURNABLE MAN (Sugarhill)

While he was alive, Shel Silverstein wrote some truly magical poetry (what teenager in the ’80s didn’t own his book, “Where the Sidewalk Ends?”) as well as some memorable hit songs. Johnny Cash’s hit “A Boy Named Sue”? That was Shel’s. Dr. Hook’s “The Cover of the Rolling Stone”? That was written by Silverstein as well. Now an impressive collection of artists have gathered to record some of Silverstein’s best songs. My Morning Jacket contributes two tracks, including the album opener, “Lullabys, Legends, and Lies.” A partial list of the artists who gave their time to make this recording possible includes John Prine, Kris Kristoffersen, Lucinda Williams and Nanci Griffith. The songs are hit-or-miss, which can be expected with a compilation that features such an eclectic lineup of artists. If you are a fan of Silverstein’s poetry, then by all means dive right in. If you are new to his work, grab a copy of “Where the Sidewalk Ends” before you go any further. KEY TRACKS: “The Unicorn,” “The Cover of the Rolling Stone,” “A Boy Named Sue”


Robert Randolph and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers the Family Band WE WALK THIS ROAD

(Warner Bros.)

When you see the names Rick Rubin or T Bone Burnett in the producing slot on an album, then 9 times out of 10, you are assured an interesting musical ride. Burnett produced “We Walk This Road,” the latest effort from Robert Randolph and the Family Band. The resulting CD just might be Randolph’s best yet. The album is sprinkled with recordings of old-time blues artists and contains creative covers of songs by Prince (“Walk Don’t Walk”), Bob Dylan (“Shot of Love”) and John Lennon (“I Don’t Wanna Be a Soldier Mama”). Guests include Ben Harper, Leon Russell and Jim Keltner. Randolph still gets plenty of opportunities to show off his skills on guitar and pedal steel, and the Family Band is as tight as ever. Burnett’s production skills simply make an already great album even more special. If you missed this act at the First Flush Festival a few weeks back, then grab a copy of “We Walk This Road” and prepare to be impressed. KEY TRACKS: “Back to the Wall,” “If I Had My Way,” “Walk Don’t Walk”



(Reprise) Listening to “Mojo,” the latest album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, it is easy to hear that the band’s whole approach to recording music has changed. It isn’t difficult to trace the reasons for that shift. Petty reformed his old band, Mudcrutch, and also waded through the band’s archives while putting together last year’s four-CD “Live Anthology.” Maybe during that time, Petty and his guys rediscovered how much fun creating music can be. Whatever the case, the music on “Mojo” marks a major sound shift for the Heartbreakers. Employing styles of blues, country and Americana, this is one of the most decidedly un-rock-’n’-roll Petty albums ever. That doesn’t mean that “Mojo” doesn’t rock though. From the bluesy opener, “Jefferson Jericho Blues,” which is about Thomas Jefferson’s relationship with Sally Hemings, the album is a portrait of a band jelling with itself. There is no real prevalent single. Instead, this is an album meant to be listened to the old fashioned way; beginning to end. Set aside some time to do so and be rewarded. KEY TRACKS: “Jefferson Jericho Blues,” “I Should Have Known It,” “Don’t Pull Me Over”


Sleigh Bells TREATS

(Mom + Pop) Bands such as the White Stripes have made it trendy to give a rock record a raw, sometimes overmodulated sound. While this method works for Jack and Meg White, it was only a matter of time before someone took the concept too far. New York’s Sleigh Bells have done just that; tossing out an album that sounds half-mixed and that is, sound-wise, all over the place. Sure, I realize that this band is the darling of the indie scene right now, but that fact makes the widespread appeal of songs such as “Riot Rhythm,” “Rill Rill” and “Crown on the Ground” all the more mystifying. There are some occasional bright spots, most notably the opening track, “Tell ’Em,” but for the most part, this is one time that it would be better to ignore the hype. KEY TRACKS: “Tell ’Em,” “Kids,” “Infinity Guitars”


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Cracker comes back to the ‘Land of Milk and Honey’


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had the chance to sit and talk with Cracker guitar player Johnny Hickman about the band’s upcoming show at The Windjammer this weekend. The band visits every year, and this weekend should be a great time to hear old favorites, plus some material off Cracker’s latest album, “Sunrise in the Land of Milk and Honey.” Q: Why the name Cracker? A: David (Lowery) and I both grew up on military bases in the South. We met in California, but we were sort of the “Crackers” of our peer group. We listened to Lynyrd Skynyrd, not the Pixies. We brought in the soulful side of things and blended it in with whatever else we were listening to at the time. It gave Cracker a unique sound. Q: Do you associate yourselves with the grunge era? A: That was our era, but the stuff we were doing wasn’t grunge. We were one of the first bands to be called alternative. We were around with Alice in Chains and Soundgarden, but our sound is more white boy funk. The fact that we got our foot in the door was a

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Vocalist/guitarist Daniel Hutchens and backup vocalist/guitarist Eric Carter started Bloodkin in the 1980s writing and performing a distinct formulation of Americana, country and rock music. Despite having several of their songs covered by multiple bands, most notably Widespread Panic, and Hutchens recording and

if you go WHO: Cracker with the Classic Woodies WHEN: Friday and Saturday 9:30 p.m. WHERE: The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms COST: $20 through PayPal and at the door HEAR THE MUSIC: INFO: 886-8596, WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Go to and add your opinion about the concert.

surprise because we didn’t sound like those bands. But we must have done something right because we’re still around. Q: Your two biggest hits are “Low” and “Euro Trash Girl.” Do those two songs accurately represent the band’s sound? A: I don’t mind people thinking those are the two best songs. They’re very different. David’s sense of irony really shows up in our songs. His family is both Southern and British, and his lyrics show a mixture. Some people don’t get our sense of humor, but our fans really support us, which is crucial. Record companies are pretty much a joke now. Music is becoming more of a do-it-yourself business. Q: Who are some of Cracker’s influences? A: That’s tough. As a guitar player, I like Neil

Young, Jimmy Page and other great guitar artists. As songwriters, Captain Beefheart was an influence back in the punk rock days. Another big influence is a band called the Buzzcocks. They’re British and came along with the Sex Pistols and the Clash, but they were better songwriters. Our new album is influenced by the Buzzcocks. Q: How’s the latest album? A: It’s got a punk rock sound like most of our records. We’ve had guests on our records before, but this one is more just the four of us. Our beats sort of hark back to the old sound. It’s funky and Southern, and has a sense of humor, too. We have a side that’s country in the sense of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson or those other older guys. And that side of us surfaces on the

performing with ex-Velvet Underground member Moe Tucker throughout the early ’90s, Hutchens and Carter had yet to release a full album of their own. So in 1994, Bloodkin recorded its first full-length album, titled “Good Luck Charm” and produced by Johnny Sandlin (Allman Brothers, Eddie Hinton). Bloodkin has released eight albums since then and has worked with such well-

known producers as John Keane (R.E.M, Cowboy Junkies, etc.) and David Barbe (Son Volt, Drive By Truckers, etc.). Bloodkin will perform Saturday at The Pour House (1977 Maybank Highway) with Firework Show. Tickets are $10 at the door or online at Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 10 p.m. Call 571-4343 or visit


Cracker will play at The Windjammer Friday and Saturday. album, but it’s tongue and cheek. Q: What do you love about playing at The Windjammer? A: We have a lot of fans

Modern Skirts Saturday at The Windjammer

in the South, which is awesome. That’s why we play two shows instead of just one now. Charleston is one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the coun-

The indie/pop quartet Modern Skirts is one of those lucky few to have pushed past the shadows of its city’s muIt’s not easy growing up in sical originators and reach a town like Athens, Ga., for international acclaim. Stylistically, the Modern an indie band. The small, Skirts sound like a throwcollege town has launched some pretty heavy hitters in back to the future with cleverly layered harmonies, its time — R.E.M., Wideunusual time signatures and spread Panic, Indigo Girls quirky melodies that seep and B-52s to name a few — and to establish yourself their way into your humin a city with those kinds of ming repertoire for weeks. standards is a daunting task. After spending the better

try. I love hanging around town while I’m there. And the fans at The Windjammer are the really hard-core fans. We look forward to the show. It’s one of our homes. part of 2008 touring the U.S. and Europe with R.E.M., the Modern Skirts released “All of Us in Our Night” last year to positive reviews from the likes of “Spin” and “No Depression” magazines. On Saturday, the band will open for Cracker at The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., show starts at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Visit www. or call 886-8596.

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Sentinal comes out of the ashes of Machine Gun Kelly BY PAUL PAVLICH

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entinel vocalist Kris Johnson and guitarist Ryan Nelson started the five-piece metal outfit after their old band, Charleston metal mainstay Machine Gun Kelly, disbanded a few years back. The two are joined by lead guitarist Gage Ballenger, a former member of Gates of Attica and At Days Break. The rhythm section consists of Lee Christenson on bass and Mark Appelt on drums, both of which are the creative force behind another local rock group, Hooded Eagle. Christenson also played previously with the Augusta-based hardcore-metal band, 88mph. The moniker for the band, Sentinel, is derived from many places, but most notably, the classic comic book series “X-Men.” These metal heads have been playing shows around the Charleston area since November at such venues as The Music Farm, The Oasis and Jimbo’s Rock Lounge. They recorded a three-song demo this past winter at Ocean Industries on James Island. Jamey Rogers and Eric Rickert recorded their demo, with mixing credits falling to Rickert as well. The songs are available for a free listen on their website. Their next show is Friday at The Oasis. Charleston Scene caught up with members of Sentinel to get the rundown on their sound, their shows and the resurgence of a metal circuit in the Lowcountry. Q: Tell me about Senti-

nel’s first show. Nelson: The first show was in November of 2009. It was kind of a festival thing. We kind of snuck in, and we only had a 20-minute set at the time with one cover in there. We wanted the opportunity to see how people would react. We played for a few minutes, and people really liked it. Q: What songs do you cover? Nelson: We play an old Zao song. It was something that a few of us had in common. It’s off of the album, “Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest.” We wanted to play that song solely to see the reaction of the people who do know it, the two or three faces that light up when we play it. Also, we do a Nirvana song, “Stay Away” from “Nevermind.” For some reason, we all agreed on that one. Q: I hope that’s not the only thing that the band agrees on. Nelson: Another thing the five of us have agreed on is that asking for money as a band isn’t cool. If you want to spend money on us and support us, you know how to do that. It’s very, very easy to figure that out. Boldly saying, “There are demos for sale in the back. Please buy them because they’re poor.” We’re just so tired of hearing that. Q: What do you think of the metal scene in Charleston? Ballenger: I think that there were a couple of years where it seemed like metal bands dropped off for a while. Touring bands were playing all over the place and hard-core bands were playing all over the place.


Catch Sentinel on Friday at The Oasis, 778 Folly Road on James Island.

more info MEMBERS: Ryan Nelson (guitar), Kris Johnson (vocals), Lee Christenson (bass), Mark Appelt (drums), Gage Ballenger (lead guitar). ORIGINALLY FROM: Charleston (Nelson and Ballenger), Aiken (Christenson), Albany, N.Y. (Johnson) and Jersey Shore, N.J. (Appelt). WEBSITE: SEE THEM NEXT: Friday at The Oasis w/ Barriers & Raw Hide.

There are a lot of good metal bands from around here that don’t get a lot of attention at all, probably because of a lack of promotion. Q: You’ve all collectively been in a lot of different metal bands. What sets this one apart from the others? Johnson: My lyrics are less angry and more comical, from my perspective. I do have some classic one-liners in some of it. I cover

a broad array of subject matter, and I have some more serious songs as well. I think the music is really different altogether. Nelson: Everything about the instruments gets more technical. Everything is more of a challenge for each of us to play. Our previous bands never really had a designated lead guitarist, and we have one now. Gage handles the leads really well.

ALLUETTE’S JAZZ CAFE: 137 Calhoun St. 737-0090. TonightSat: 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. 723-9588. 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: Fire Apes; Sun: Everett Bigbee; Mon: Open Mic; Tues: Danielle Howle; Wed: Ward and Joel of Soul Train. ATLANTICVILLE RESTAURANT AND WINES: 2063 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. 883-9452. Tue: Annie Boxell. AWENDAW GREEN: 4879 Hwy 17, North Awendaw. 4521642. Wed: Lyndsay Wojcik Band w/ A Fragile Tomorrow, Josh West and James Justin & Co., Free, 7 p.m. BAMBU: 604 Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant. 284-8229. BANANA CABANA: 1130 Ocean Blvd., IOP. 886-4360. Tonight: Paul Jaminson, 6 p.m.; Fri: David Bethany, 7 p.m.; Sat: Jude Michaels, noon, David Bethany, 7 p.m.; Sun: David Higgins, noon, Jef Wilson, 6 p.m.; Mon: Jeff Houts, 6 p.m.; Tues: Skip Sullivans, 6 p.m.; Wed: Hugh Price, 6 p.m.; Thurs: Hunter Hill, 6 p.m. BLIND TIGER PUB: 38 Broad St. 577-0088. Tonight: Porkchop, 9 p.m.; Fri: Sean Kelly, 9 p.m.; Sat: Porkchop w/ Guest, 9 p.m.; Tues: Velvet Jones Duo, 7:30; Wed: Graham Whorley, 7:30 p.m. BLU RESTAURANT & BAR: 1 Center St., Folly Beach. 5886658. Fri: Chris Crosby, 8:30 p.m.; Sat: Henri Gates, 2 p.m., Ryan Becknell, 8:30 p.m.; Sun: Jay Miley, 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.; Sun: Frank Royster, 8 p.m.; Wed: Jacob and Jason of Category 6 Band, 9 p.m. BUFFALO SOUTH: 1409 Folly Rd. 406-0888. Tonight: Team Trivia, 6 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. CHILL & GRILL: 14 Center St., Folly Beach. 588-2060. Wed: Skitch. CITY LIGHTS COFFEE SHOP: 141 Market St. 853-7067. Wed: The Amazing Mittens, 6:30 p.m. THE CLUB AT MEYERS RD.: 216 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, FriSat: 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. 376-2200. Fri: Virus; Sat: 60 Cycle Hum; 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. 8839646. 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.

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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: Mellow Down Easy, $5, 10:30 p.m.; Fri: Milhouse, $5, 10:30 p.m.; Sat: L Shape Lot, $5, 10:30 p.m.; Tues: Ten Foot Polecats, 9 p.m.; Wed: Nite Ramble, 8:30 p.m. FIERY RON’S WEST ASHLEY: 1205 Ashley River Rd. 225-2278. Tonight: Bluestone Ramblers, 9:30 p.m.; Fri: L Shape Lot, $5, 10:30 p.m.; Sat: Tommy Thunderfoot and The Accelerators, $5, 10 p.m.; Mon: Open Mic, 8 p.m.; Wed: Lowcountry Blues Club, 7 p.m.; Thurs: SC Broadcasters, 9:30 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., Fri: 92.5 Dance Party; Sat: Virgil Kain w/ IZM, Mingle and Calibrate. 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. 724-3815. 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, 8 p.m.; Fri: Moon Dawgs; Sat: Nu Attitude Band, 9 p.m.; Tues: Chris Sullivan. PAUL’Z: 1739 Maybank Hwy., Charleston. 442-4480. Tonight: Joe Clarke Quartet, 7 p.m. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 337 King St. 805-5020. Fri: Calhoun Calling, 10 p.m. Wed: Trivia, 10 p.m. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 1175 Folly Rd., James Island. 225-6996. Wed: Trivia, 9 p.m. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 1119 John-


Reggae musician King Yellowman will be at the Music Farm on Tuesday, June 29. The doors open at 8 p.m. Dub Island and the Dubplates reggae riddium band will be opening. Tickets are on sale at and Merch Underground and are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. nie Dodds Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 881-8734. Tues: Trivia, 9 p.m.; Wed: Trivia, 9 p.m. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 800 N. Main St., Summerville. 875-6998. Tonight: Karaoke, 9 p.m.; Wed: Trivia, 9 p.m. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 1179 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., West Ashley 7665292. Fri: E2, 9 p.m.; Wed: Trivia, 9 p.m. KING STREET GRILLE: Fri: Patio Party, 6 p.m. KUDU COFFEE: 4 Vanderhorst St. 853-7186. Sat: Jordan Igoe, 8 p.m. LALO’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 1585 Central Ave., Summerville. 873-9988. Sat: Swamp Fox Karaoke, 8 p.m. LIBERTY TAP ROOM: 1028 Johnnie Dobbs Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 971-7777. Tonight: Henri Gates, 6 p.m. LOCO JOE’S FOOD & SPIRITS: 1115 Miles Rd., Summerville. 8212946. Wed: Karaoke, 8 p.m. MAD RIVER BAR & GRILLE: 32 N. Market St. 723-0032. Tues: Trivia Tournament, 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: Brain Widlowski, 7 p.m.; Sat; Joe Clark, 7 p.m. NEW MOON PIZZERIA AND PUB: 2817 Maybank Hwy., Johns Island. 789-3803. Tonight: Kevin Church; Fri: Butterbean; Sat: Chris Dorsel; Thurs: Chirs Dorsel. 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. 8755099. Mon: Shag. MORGAN CREEK GRILL: 80 41st Ave. IOP. 886-8980. Fri: Second Honeymoon, 6:30 p.m.; Sat: Gigi Dover Band, 6:30 p.m.; Sun: Blue Plantation, 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: “Past Forward: A Benefit for Courtney Tindal” w/ DJ Dustin Hulton and Aaron Sigmon, $10, 9 p.m. Sat: Souls Harbor w/ Dear Enemy and Under the Flood, $7-10, 8 p.m.; Tues: Yellowman w/ Dub Island Sound System, $15-20, 8 p.m.; Wed: Thrice Kevin Devine and His (Expletive) Band w/ Bad Veins and The Dig, $17.50-20, 7 p.m. OASIS BAR AND GRILL: 778 Folly Rd., James Island. Tonight: The Apprehended w/ Calvary.; Fri: Hooded Eagle w/ Sentinel; Sat: Identity Crisis; Sun: Nobody Yet; Mon: Four Letter Lie; Tues: Great American Beast w/ Auburn. O’MALLEY’S: 549 King St. 8055000. Tue: Trivia, 7 p.m. OSCAR’S RESTAURANT: 207 W. 5th North St., Summerville. 8713800. Tonight: Trivia, 7 p.m. PATRICK’S PUB: 1377 Ashley River Rd. 571-3435. Tonight: Karaoke, 9 p.m.; Sat: Drag Show. PELICAN’S NEST: 3772 Seabrook Island Rd., Seabrook Island. 768-2500. Fri: Calvin Taylor, 5 p.m.; Sat: Island Duo, 5 p.m. PENACHIOS FINE DINING & LOUNGE: 2447 Ashley River Rd. 402-9640. Thurs: Debbie Prine, 9 p.m. PLANET FOLLYWOOD: 32 Center St., Folly Beach. 588-7380. Sun: Kevin Church. POE’S TAVERN: 2210 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. 883-0083. Tonight: Sun: Rotie Salley, 6 p.m. THE POUR HOUSE: 1977 May-

bank Highway. 571-4343. Tonight: “A Tribute To The Music of Tom Petty” w/ Sadler Vaden, $5, 9 p.m. Fri: Plainfield Project w/ Mamas Love, $10, 9 p.m.; Sat: Bloodkin w/ Firework Show, $11, 9 p.m.; Sun: Hipbones, Free, 5 p.m.; Tues: The Hawkes, Free, 9 p.m.; Wed: Reckoning: Acoustic Dead, Free, 5 p.m., Wisebird, Free, 9 p.m.; Thurs: Futurebirds w/ The Speces & Co., $7, 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. Sat: Eddie Bush, 8 p.m. RITA’S: 2 Center St., Folly Beach. 633-5330. Tonight: Beetles on the Beach, 7:30 p.m.; Fri: John Lee, 7:30 p.m.; Sat: Soul Captive, 7:30 p.m. THE ROCK LOUNGE: 1662 Savannah Hwy. 225-2200. Fri: Numb 909, 8 p.m. ; Sat: The Red Hot Rebelette w/ The Shaniqua Brown and Captain Blackout, 8 p.m. SAND DOLLAR: 7 Center St., Folly Beach. 588-9498. Fri-Sat: On The Hunt. SEEL’S OFF THE HOOK: 2213 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, 8835030: Tonight: The Bushels, 9 p.m.; Fri and Sat: DJ C.Nile, 10 p.m. SEE WEE: 4808 Hwy. 17 N, Awendaw. 928-3609. Fri: Common Ground, 6 p.m.; Sat: Jef 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. SOUTHERN BREWERY AND SMOKEHOUSE: 161 East Bay St. 577-7188. Fri: Graham Whorley w/ Will Austin, 9:30 p.m.; Sat: Common Ground, 9:30 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. 7660223. Tonight: Calvin Taylor, 6 p.m.; Fri: Susie Summers and Al, 6 p.m.; Sat: Ron Durant, 6:30 p.m.; Sun: Trivia, 8 p.m.; Mon: Singer and Songwriter Night, 8 p.m. TACO BOY DOWNTOWN: 217 Huger St. 789-3333. Sun: TACO BOY FOLLY: 15 Center St., Folly Beach. 588-9761. Fri: Almost Steve, 10 p.m. THE SWAMP FOX AT THE FRANCIS MARION HOTEL: 387 King St. 724-8888. Fri-Sat: Pianist Bill Howland 6 p.m. TATTOOED MOOSE: 1137 Morrison Dr. 277-2990. Tonight: Dante’s Camaro, Free, 10 p.m. THIRSTY TURTLE II: 1158 College Park Rd., Summerville. 8519828. 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.; Mon-Wed: Live piano, 5 p.m. THE TIN ROOF: 1117 Magnolia Rd. 282-8988. Fri: Stray Hounds Co. w/ The Jacks, 9 p.m.; Sat: The Bloodsugars, 9 p.m. Thurs: Lindsay Wojcik, 9 p.m. TOAST: 155 Meeting St. 5340043. 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: Calvary w/ Behold the

Messenger, Commends, The Kindness of Strangers & Halfway to Infinity, 8 p.m.; Sat: Small Change w/ Tyler Boone and Factory Bear, 9 p.m. VOODOO: 15 Magnolia Rd. 769-0228. Tonight: Reggae Summer Night w/ DJ Rock and DJ Matt Blaster. 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: Stoneking; Sat: Dance Party w/ DJ DDL; Sun: Plane Jane; Mon: Rotie Acoustic; Tues: Trivia; Wed: Diesel Brothers; Thurs: DJ Dance Party.; Thurs: DJ Party WILD WING MT. PLEASANT: 664 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 971-9464. Tonight: Plane Jane; Fri: The Krays; Sat: Plainfield Project; Sun: Patio Party w/ David Dunning; Tues: Trivia; Thurs: Plan Jane. WILD WING NORTH CHARLESTON: 7618 Rivers Ave., North Charleston. 818-9464. Tonight: Ed Miller Karaoke; Fri: Hot Sauce; Sat: Gary Pfaff and The Heartwells; Sun: Matt Jordan w/ Fred of Tricknee; Mon: Trivia; Tues: The Diesel Brothers; Wed: Rotie and Morgan of Soulfish.; Thurs: Ed Miller Karaoke THE WINDJAMMER: 1008 Ocean Blvd., IOP. 886-8596. Tonight: The Freeloaders, $5, 9 p.m.; Fri: Cracker w/ The Classic Woodies. $20, 8:30 p.m.; Sat: Cracker w/ Modern Skirts, $20, 8:30 p.m.; Sun: Stoneking, 3 p.m.; Tues: Randy Rogers Band w/ Josh Kelley, $10; Thurs: Heritage, $5, 9 p.m. WOLFTRACK BAR AND GRILL: 1807 Parsonage Rd. 763-0853. Fri: Fat Alice. Sat: Dr. Rev. Johnny Mac w/ The Booty Ranch. ZEN ASIAN BISTRO: 2037 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. 766-6331. Tues: Henri Gates, 6 p.m.

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Boone Hall Beach Blast Plantation’s summer concert series kicks off with activities for the whole family BY MARGARET MCAVOY Special to The Post and Courier


he Boone Hall Beach Blast, the first event of the Boone Hall Plantation Summer Concert Series, will take you back in time with music, sand and more. Historic Boone Hall Plantation is pleasing to the eyes, but this year’s new lineup of musicians should satisfy your ears, too. The day will include live performances by artists such as the Mystic Vibrations, The SugarBees, The Fantastic Shakers, The Tams and Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs. Also featured will be a bikini contest, volleyball, shag lessons and more. Rick Benthall, director of marketing at Boone Hall, answered some questions about the upcoming event. Q: What’s one reason to come to Boone Hall Plantation? A: The one thing about Boone Hall is, well, every single day I get to drive down the avenue of oaks, I feel blessed. There are 97 oaks on the avenue of oaks that form the spectacular entrance. It sure does beat buildings and skyscrapers. Boone Hall is so special because there is an aurora of history of the Lowcountry. There is an atmosphere that it creates such a historical feeling. Q: Boone Hall is an inter-

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WHAT: Boone Hall Beach Blast. WHEN AND WHERE: Saturday at Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant. TIME: Gates open at 11 a.m. Events start at noon. TICKETS: $20 in advance ( $25 at the gate.

The Tams will perform at Saturday’s Boone Hall Beach Blast. The event also features shag lessons, a bikini contest, volleyball and more.

event schedule NOON-1:45 P.M.: Mystic Vibrations 2-3 P.M.: Sizzling Summer Bikini Contest 3:30-4:30 P.M.: The SugarBees 5-6:30 P.M.: The Fantastic Shakers 7-8:30 P.M.: The Tams 9-10:30 P.M.: Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs

esting venue for a concert series. When did you decide it was a good idea? A: It’s such a unique venue to be able to experience a concert. Our back lawn is lush and just perfect for it. There is usually a breeze out by the marsh, which will be helpful in the heat. Q: Tell us about the Beach Blast. A: The unique thing about the beach bash is that it’s a day at the beach on a plantation. We’re bringing in sand, palm trees and trying to make it as close to the beach as we can. We are going to have beach-style foods, hot

dogs, barbecue, homemade ice cream, plenty of beer and wine. We are going to host a beach volleyball contest, a bikini contest and so much more. It’s just going to be a big party. Basically there is one huge 1,600-square-foot dance floor. Q: Tell us about how special it is that Maurice and the Zodiacs are playing at the Beach Blast. A: Maurice can perform. He is just as good or better now than he ever was. His career has basically relaunched. And we are so fortunate that he decided to celebrate his 50th anniver-

Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs are the headline act. PROVIDED

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Locals build ‘flying machine’ for international competition BY PAUL PAVLICH

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t was a television advertisement that swayed Brandon Lebel with the power of suggestion. “There was this commercial, and I was like, ‘We gotta do this thing,’ ” Lebel said. And just like that, he sent in his team application to the homemade flying machine competition, the 2010 Red Bull Flugtag in Miami. For those who are unfamiliar, the Flugtag, a German word that translates to “Flying Day,” has been an international competition put on by Red Bull since 1991. The contest consists of five-man teams who work together to build manmade, man-powered flying machines that are intended to be pushed off of an elevated runway in the hopes that the craft takes to the wind like a bird and flies on its own. Think of it as if Red Bull gave wings to a soap-box derby. The first competition was in Vienna, Austria. Since then, the competition has been held in more than 30 countries. Red Bull brought the competition to the United States in 2002 in San Francisco, and has since been held in Austin, Texas; Chicago; Los Angeles; New York City; Tampa, Fla.; Portland; Baltimore; Cleveland; and Nashville, Tenn. This year, there are four different regional competi-

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According to its website, the first Red Bull Flugtag took place in Vienna, Austria, in 1991. Since then, more than 35 Flugtags have been held around the world — from Ireland to San Francisco — attracting up to 300,000 spectators.

To find out more about the Red Bull Flugtag challenge, visit

tions over the summer. The first, the Miami Flugtag on July 10, is the first televised competition in the history of the Red Bull tradition. Fox Sports will be covering the event in major markets. Out of the 270 applications, there were 34 selected teams to perform in the Flying Day in Miami this year. Only one team was picked in the state of South Carolina. That team was Lebel’s. Lebel and his good friend Chad Sumner bulked their team up with long-time friends and coworkers, Jake Hund, Will Zimmer, and Jason Baughman. The Charleston guys have high hopes for the competition and are determined to represent the Lowcountry. “When it came down to it, we picked people who are committed,” Sumner said. The competition requires that each team pick a theme and costumes. Team Charleston decided to go with a classic archetypal underdog image, The Jamaican Bobsled Team from the Disney film “Cool Runnings.” “We definitely wanted to do something off of an old movie,” Lebel said. “The first choice was ‘Back to the Future’ but we saw that done on YouTube already. Our buddies were the Ja-

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maican Bobsled Team for Halloween five years ago, so we got to give them a shout-out.” “My mom actually went and made the suits for us,” Sumner said. Each team is required to make a small video short that fans can rally around. Lebel’s skit is a video that parodies the intense training that went into the event. Antony Minter edited their video, and all of the 2010 team shorts can be found on YouTube. The competition is scheduled to take place at Biscayne Bay in Bayfront Park in Miami. The runway is a hundred feet long and 30 feet above the water. Mondays in

The man-powered flying machines must be homemade, weigh less than 450 pounds, and have a wingspan of less than 30 feet. One man acts as a pilot, while the other four push the craft off of the runway towards the water. Celebrity judges will then give each team scores on flying distance, craft creativity and team showmanship. The People’s Choice category will be decided by the fans through an SMS voting system. The flying distance is actually determined by where the pilot lands, not the craft. “It’s judged on how far the actual pilot goes,” Sumner said. “If you hit the water

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and get catapulted another five feet, that’s where they mark it.” To help raise money for their flying machine and their trip, Lebel and company got in touch with Johnson’s Pub downtown at 12 Cumberland St.. Johnson’s agreed to throw fundraisers every Wednesday night and give the modest $3 cover charge to the team’s Flugtag cause. Friend and bartender Juli Byrne has worked all the fundraisers to help the guys out. DJ TEC, DJ Joeski, and local rock outfit, The he’s, have all played fundraisers so far. Plainfield Project is scheduled to play within

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the next few weeks, and the last fundraiser before the competition will be a Dub Island concert sponsored by Las Olas surf shop. The Bobsled Team decided to model its flying machine design after a remote-control airplane using Mono-Kote plastic and PVC pipe, the lightest materials possible. Sumner’s strategy for pushing the craft is direct and honest. “Push hard and fast,” Sumner said. “Run as fast as you can. Make sure everybody jumps off. We’re all going down together. Hopefully, it’s us that are falling in and the craft that’s flying away, and not vice versa.” Sundays in

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ap music has been a part of America’s landscape for more than a quarter of a century. The art form keeps evolving and expanding, and its impact on our culture can’t be

denied. Charleston’s rap community still seems to be finding its voice, but there are many in the Lowcountry’s hip-hop community who are leading the way.

Getting noticed

“ I like what other artists are doing but I want to do something that will set me apart.” -Righchus

With bass pulsating through the bricks of the Music Farm, local hip-hop artists, Righchus and Max Berrys’ words fight for breathing space against the smothering beats. When asked about their some of their favorite lyrics, Righchus cites Bob Marley, while Berry’s choice is a little closer to home. “I think it goes like, ‘They say a brave man dies once, cowards die a thousand times, but I almost died twice, soldiers always stay alive.’ That was the first time I heard a lyric that stayed with me.” Max is quoting the lyrics of “Addicted To Murda Pt. 2,” a song by local raper, Pachino Dino. When the subject turns to that night’s show, Righchus and Berry’s humble reaction to a compliment offers a glimpse of the attitude that has gotten them gigs performing with Warren G, Tech N9ne, Wiz Kahlifa and the Lowcountry’s own Infinity Tha Ghetto Child. Coupled with their talent and strictly business mindset, the duo has seen their relationship create a healthy buzz throughout the region. Berry ponders a few of the things that have helped propel them to the forefront. “Having a real website, a CD with an actual barcode, we have a couple of professional videos and songs available on iTunes and,” he says. “It has really helped us get a following.” Meanwhile, Righchus gives an example of their creative process. “I’ll tell him I’m hearing this (sound) in my head. I’ll beatbox it for him. We have good enough of a chemistry together that he can translate what I’m thinking very easily,” he said. When asked about his brand of rhyme, Righchus said, “Some artists aren’t showing intelligence. I like ignorant stuff but, only a certain amount. I like to focus on doing other things. I like what other artists are doing but I want to do something that will set me apart.” As the interview draws to a close, the duo ducks back into the Farm to watch the rest of the rap show. It seems like ages ago but there was time when a rap show, much less a concert featuring local artists, would have been considered an anomaly. With the emergence of rap in the past two decades and the surging popularity of the genre across the map, it was inevitable that one would wonder when it would be Charleston’s turn under the sun.


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Here’s a sample ... see + hear Go to to hear samples from Righchus’ album “Chaos Theory.” You can also see video of his recent performance at the Music Farm.

Below is a mere sampling of local artists and producers’ contact info.

These brothers got soul, you can hear it in their voices, in their hooks. Soul is what true Charleston artists have that other Southern artists don’t”


◗ Mega ( aka Mega Bucks):


◗ Infinity Tha Ghetto Child:


◗ Ceaz: ◗ Gar Figuer: ◗ Pachino Dino: ◗ Marly Mar: ◗ Righchus: ◗ Fat Boy; ◗ Mista Taylor: ◗ Pop Shop:

- Charlamagne Tha God, national radio personality from Charleston.


Rap artist Marly Mar.

Local rap promoter Travis Holland.

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Geechee flow


From his studio, Donovan Kinloch (aka Twin D), half of Twin D 1st Century Entertainment, opens up another box of his latest compilation CD, “Twin D 1st Century Entertainment Volume 4½.” With a sales history of moving more than 250,000 CDs and countless digital downloads, this latest disc is expected to be as successful as past releases. “We’re out there doing our thing. We just need to be heard. It’d be great if that unique Geechee flow we have got some notice,” he said. “That flow separates us from other Southern hip-hop acts.” The Geechee flow is a particular style of rhyme that infuses the Geechee drawl of Carolina locals that skews the “proper” pronunciation of the English language. (For example, a person with a Geechee accent would pronounce tomato as “tom-eh-tuh”). According to Galen Hudson, manager for Monster Music, it requires a lot more than mere linguistic skills on the microphone. “What doesn’t it take nowadays, you know?” Hudson said while he checks in a box of new CD arrivals with Assistant Manager Aaron Stoney. “I think, at first, it seemed like the MP3 boom was going to change the rules. But it’s really made it somewhat tougher to get noticed out there.” With the mere bankability of having a CD losing the muscle it once had, the artist now must seek out other avenues to gain notice in the crowded marketplace. Stoney added, “Man, some of it’s just common sense. Don’t make CDs that look like they came from a flea market. If you come in here selling a CD and that CD sells out, we’re gonna call you for more so we can re-stock it. “You’d be amazed how many musicians will drop off their music and expect it to just sell because it’s on the shelf. It ain’t magic, dude. You got to look at it

as a more of a marketing tool,” Stoney said. Hudson said that artists also need to “pound the pavement.” “Marly Mar is probably one of the most visible of the artists in Charleston because he does precisely that. He comes in regularly and works a lot harder to set himself apart from the rest of the pack.”

Always out there

Along with the all-important retail market, radio has played a key part in getting the word out about local artists. When he first heard his party anthem, “Act A Donkey,” on Z-93, Marly Mar recalled a feeling of pure bliss. “The first time I heard my song on the radio, I was so happy. I felt motivated! It was like I felt I had made it. It was basically every positive emotion rolled into one,” he said. As a DJ for Z93, Baby J is quick to stress that radio is only part of the equation. “While it’s good to have it happen, don’t let your song being put on the radio define you,” Baby J said. “Remember, it’s the entertainment business. Too many times an artist will think that’s how you make it. Promote yourself, your product, and your potential, then radio will come begging immediately.” Promotion is one area that is Travis Holland’s passion. Whether it be Rakim’s recent appearance at the Music Farm or the annual hip-hop parties he hosts, Holland’s Night Vizzion company has played a significant role in the hip-hop community. His eyes light up when he talks about his work. “I hit up all the salons, the shops, the restaurants and I try to make myself enough of a presence that people remember my face,” he said. “Sometimes, we get those people out there to the shows. Other times, they don’t, but regardless, I always keep myself out there.” Scanning in a new arrival of mix CDs by local DJ

Baby J, DJ for Z93. Chuck T, Stoney offers one more piece of advice. “ All I’m saying is just try to just stay out of trouble.”

The listener knows

Unfortunately, in the past, a few artist’s fictional tracks blur with the grim reality of their surroundings. While some are quick to label the local scene as illicit and boorish, others, such as local producer Brice Lampkin, see it as more complex. “I’m not judging ... I know it’s easier said than done when you’re in that situation,” he said. “It’s easy to criticize when you’re outside of it. I understand you want to keep your ghetto pass, but when you’re afforded the opportunity to make your situation better ... then do it. Otherwise it’s counterproductive. Invest in businesses for the community rather than blow money on dumb things.” Marly Mar feels critics are careless when they link subject matter to criminal behavior. “That’s left to the individual. The listener knows right from wrong. The music may influence someone, but it doesn’t lead to crime. Do you really think Ice Cube will make someone want to rob a bank? People who believe that music drives someone to do something illegal lack common sense. Charleston has amazing culture that’s never been noticed,” he said. Though there are plenty of obstacles for artists, former local radio personality Charlamagne Tha God sees a scene that could be on the verge of success once Chucktown artists fully embrace their environment. “Some artists from Charleston try to mimic other Southern artists,” said the national radio personality. “When you have true authentic artists like Pachino Dino, Mista Taylor or Marly Mar, everything is different. These brothers got soul, you can hear it in their voices, in their hooks. Soul is what true Charleston artists have that other Southern artists don’t,” he said.

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With producer Brice Lampkin ON FINDING A SAMPLE: Normally, I’ll just be watching a movie or listening to a song for a bit of inspiration. It may be something as minute as a one-second clip. A lot of times, I might not even like the song itself but there will be this great piece to the song. Sometimes it’s the texture. Rather than just use a straight-out sample, (which is itself a legal issue), I’ll go to my keyboard and try to come up with something in the same vein. ON ADDING DRUMS TO THE MIX: The thing with drums is that you want the drums to compliment, not overpower, the sample. Usually, I’ll pound something out on the MPC 2000 XL that I think would work with the sample. ON SEQUENCING THE INSTRUMENTAL: When I start to develop the structure of the song, I’ll usually have a particular emcee in mind. For me, the key is to already have a hook set up. ON FINALIZING THE TRACK: Once that’s done, I try to build off the drums, the sample and the sequencing. I’ll track it out on the MPC, then I’ll do a rough mix. For a few days, I’ll usually drive around and have a disc of the song playing over and over until I feel comfortable with it. ON EDITING THE TRACK: I keep listening to it until an artist seeks me out. Then I’ll try to trim it, resequence and mold it accordingly. EQUIPMENT USED: MPC 2000XL drum machine, Midi keyboard, M-Audio station, Reason editing software for computer, Technic turntables, CDs, DVDs, records, MP3s and videotapes. – Kevin Young

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Ample portions highlight Mount Pleasant Vietnamese spot BY DEIDRE SCHIPANI

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restaurant review

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CUISINE: Vietnamese CATEGORY: Neighborhood Favorite PHONE: 884-4227 LOCATION: 1035 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant FOOD: ★★½ ATMOSPHERE: ★ SERVICE: ★★ PRICE: $ COSTS: Appetizers $5.95- $7.95, pho $9.45, noodle dishes $10.95-$13.95, noodle soups $9.45, entrees $12.95-$14.95, bubble teas $4.25, desserts $3.75, lunch specials, daily special. Green tea and red bean paste ice cream $3.75.

2006, Pho Bac served up traditional Vietnamese fare at 1035 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard. In 2008, it closed up shop; moved the Pho Bac operation to Northwoods Boulevard in North Charleston and Sushi Haru rose from the ashes of this soup-and-noodle shop that never seemed to have much business. Sushi Haru operated here until spring of 2010. Then a new banner proclaimed: Pho Bac was back. The sparse decor has not changed much. A panoply of pan-Asian artifacts, complete with customer appreciation cards decorate one of the walls. The decor is sparse and to our “jaded eyes” Pho Bac could benefit from a serious refreshment. Dead flowers by the POS system terminal are not good Karma!

VEGETARIAN OPTIONS: Limited BAR: Beer, wine and sake are served HOURS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday; 5-10 p.m.; 11:30 a.m. -10 p.m. Saturday. DECIBEL LEVEL: Quiet. PARKING: Fairmont Shopping Center lot OTHER: Taste of Pho bac, held the last Wednesday of every month, is a 3-hour sampling of the entire menu plus 1 beverage (includes beer and wine), free WiFi, private dining, catering (884-4227), outside tables, info@,

The young servers are receiving on-the-job training and that will not always work in your favor. Fortunately, most of the diners know the drill, take a seat and order by number. And if an owner or family member is nearby, they will quickly dispense with a lesson on how to assemble your spring roll ($6.95-$7.95), customize your pho to taste and what condiments go with each item. The owners have a sense of humor and if you have enjoyed Utopia’s ads for specialty women’s clothes on Broad Street, you will get a chuckle from “don’t let the Mama Fool’s ya” and become a “pho-natic.” Pho Bac’s menu is concise. Beverages are limited to beer, wine, sake, bubble tea ($4.25), Vietnamese coffee ($3.50) and soft drinks. The coffee is prepared with sweetened condensed milk and can be had hot or cold. The bubble tea (almost like a milk shake) is best saved for dessert. Pennywort ($2.75 nuoc rau ma) is also on the menu. Think of it as Vietnam’s answer to wheatgrass shooters. A member of the carrot and

dill family, it is reputed to have curative properties. Pho bac means noodle soup. It is a traditional soup of North Vietnam, specifically, Hanoi. It has inspired poetry and its fragrance and preparation is so deeply rooted in the cosmic consciousness of the Vietnamese that it can easily be considered an addiction. Although the French occupied Viet during a colonial period, the meaning of pho has nothing to do with the French dish pot au feu. Like paella, where the rice does all the heavy lifting in the dish; pho is anchored by the broth. A liquid that should be clear, seasoned with cinnamon, clove, beef marrow and ginger. The broth at Pho Bac is fragrant. Five-spice powder appears to be the operative seasoning. Pho Bac also offers a chicken broth based soup ($9.45). The bowl is filled with noodles, topped off with the fragrant broth and then patrons select among six choices of protein. The traditional with rare beef slices, flank, tendon, tripe and beef meatballs is available. This dish can easily feed four. The tripe is trimmed into little ruffles and dresses up

the tailored cuts of beef in the pho. Paper-thin slices of beef, flank and brisket blanket the noodles. The tendon acts as mortar to give the broth a rich mouth-feel. You will be served condiments that allow you to make this dish your own. Add fresh bean sprouts for texture, bits of basil for their licorice bite, slices of jalapeno for heat, a squeeze of lime to brighten the flavors (or lemon). Sriracha sauce and hoisin are on the table. This pho (pronounced fuh) also has meatballs and they are very different in consistency from their Italian sisters. Made from a meat paste, they are more like steamed textured vegetable protein. Pho tai is also available, as is chicken, shrimp or seafood pho. All are priced the same. The star of the show was pho but you do want to try the vermicelli noodle dishes ($10.95-$13.95), especially now as the mercury hits three digits. Refreshment on a plate with a cold tangle of soft noodles, topped with crisp cucumber, sweet carrot, bean sprouts and choice of meat. Go for the B6. Season with the hot chili sauce,

the fish sauce, hoisin and enjoy. Real value is to be had in the rice dishes. They are served with miso soup and a simple salad with a ginger vinaigrette. Select a protein and the dish is accompanied by rice and a vegetable. The miso soup paled in comparison to the vibrant pho base. The salad, though crisp and fresh, was topped with a coarse vinaigrette of ginger that would benefit from straining. Taut spring rolls ($6.95$7.95) are fresh and sprightly with their layers of rice vermicelli, basil, shrimp, and pork. The dusky peanut sauce should be bottled and sold. A tasty dip with depth: Perfect for the grilling season! This is a no-frills place and the price points are higher than one normally expects from a noodle house. But portions are more than ample. Chef Van works in the kitchen with determination. The staff is earnest. And pho, like barbecue is a wonderful socio-economic equalizer.

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Fifth annual Palette and Palate Stroll is July 16 ends at 7:30 p.m. Attendees make stops at For five years now, the CFADA member galleries Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ to mingle with local and Association’s Annual Palette visiting artists, enjoy the and Palate Stroll has made memorable pairings of art its name as one of the most created by nationally and anticipated visual art and internationally renowned fine food summer events in artists and fine cuisine prethe South. pared by the local chefs. The This year’s event will take 2010 pairings are: Horton place on Friday, July 16, Hayes & Pane e Vino; Ann 2010. Fine art and food con- Long Fine Art & FIG; Caronoisseurs will stroll through lina Galleries & Circa 1886; the historic streets of down- Charleston Renaissance town Charleston, sampling Gallery & High Cotton; tastings from twelve of the Corrigan Gallery & Cypress, finest local restaurants Ella Walton Richardson in the beautiful setting of Fine Art & BLU; Helena Fox twelve prestigious galleries. Fine Art & Amen Street Fish The Palette and Palate and Raw Bar; Horton Hayes Stroll starts at 5:30p.m. and Fine Art & Pane e Vino;

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Martin Gallery & 82 Queen; Robert Lange Studios & Social; Smith-Killian Fine Art & McCrady’s; The Sylvan Gallery & Halls Chophouse and Wells Gallery & Charleston Grill. Cost is $45 per person and tickets are limited. Reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased by calling 843-819-8006 or on-line at

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Don’t worry, be hoppy at Laura Alberts Mmmm ... beer.



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aura Alberts hosts a beer dinner today at 7 p.m. Executive chef Matt Brigham will make pairings with beers from North Coast Brewing Co. in Fort Bragg, N.C. The featured beers include PranQster, a Belgian-style golden ale; LeMerle Saison, a Belgianstyle farmhouse ale; Brother Thelonious, a Belgian-style Abbey ale; and Old Rasputin, a Russian imperial stout. A bottomless beer reception begins at 7 p.m. with dinner seating at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $45 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Call 8814711. Laura Alberts is at 891 Island Park Drive, Daniel Island.

bor-intensive, three-phase process to create pork rinds begins with the delivery of the pig from Keegan-Filion Farm. He brings the pork skin through the traditional process of dehydrating and then frying — all by hand, in house. He finishes with a light dusting of either “salt & vinegar” or “spiced barbeque” flavor, applying traditional South Carolina flavors to pork rinds. Think “pork chips.” Closed For Business is at 453 King St. 853-8466.

Lunch for a cause

On Friday at noon, the King Street Marketing Group will host a lunch event at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar. Each guest will receive a King Street goody bag, raffle ticket (three with online booking), free parking and an opportunity to take home prizes Pork-rinds process from Charleston peninsula Executive chef Kevin John- businesses. Ticketed admission is $18. Proceeds benson of Closed For Business efit Sea Island Habitat for is truly making silk purses Humanity’s deconstruction out of sows’ ears. His la-

program. Go to Seating is limited. Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar is at 205 East Bay St.

Made in the South Garden & Gun Magazine has announced the Made in the South Awards, a celebration of the rich cultural tradition of craft, design and ingenuity in small, Southern-based businesses. Through Aug. 1, entries will be accepted in five categories: Food, Home, Style, Sporting and Etc. (a place for businesses that don’t fit squarely into the other categories). The award is designed to recognize some of the products made in the South. All interested entrepreneurs should visit the site madeinthesouth for entry forms and further details.

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Beyond cabernet with famous wine importer BY STEPHANIE BURT Special to The Post and Courier

According to wine importer Eric Solomon, if Charleston had a wine profile, it would be fresh and breezy, with a deep sense of place and history. And if that sounds a little more like a place description than a beverage description, well, that is fine with him. Solomon’s mantra when it comes to wine is “emphasizing place over process.” With the help of Palmetto Distributing, he introduced some of his favorite wines to the Charleston area last Thursday with a mammoth wine tasting at Oak Steakhouse. Palmetto Distributing in North Charleston recently agreed to represent the portfolio of European Cellars, the collection of accolade winning wines from Solomon, a James Beard foundation and Food & Wine’s award winning importer. Throughout his career, he has proven he has a knack for uncovering seriously delicious wines. In 1989, he began European Cellars, representing a handful of producers from Chateauneuf-duPape – a relatively unknown and certainly untapped growing region at the time. “Eric Solomon’s reintroduction to the Charleston market is going to bring Charleston some of the best French and Spanish wines available in the world,” says Brad Norton, president of Palmetto

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Distributing. For Thursday’s tasting, Palmetto Distributing divided 41 French and Spanish wines into separate rooms of “white” and “red.” There was an abundance of knowledgeable wine pourers, and in the white room, there was a healthy dose of rose, which Solomon pointed out was perfect for steamy Charleston summers. “I almost always drink a rose with fish like salmon or tuna,” he says. “The color throws a lot of people off, but if you close your eyes, it is a light-bodied red, very dry, not sweet at all.” Also, he cannot help but point out the Southern parallels between South Carolina and the southern charm and hospitality of Provence. “It is exemplified by a perfect glass of coral-colored dry rose from Provence. It goes so well with Lowcountry cooking and can handle spice and heat,” he explains. The meaning: it is definitely time for all Americans to stop thinking “pink” means White Zinfandel. But more than that, it’s the idea that the Lowcountry has embraced – that where things are grown matters – and with wine, that place can be bottled.

Richard Hege makes French cuisine shine Richard Hege opened Hege’s on Kiawah Island after working in restaurants in New York City and Raleigh.

opened Margaux’s, and it was very successful for us. Q: And how did you come to your location in Freshichard Hege graduat- fields Village? A: The timing was uncaned from the Culinary ny. I got a call asking if I was Institute of America interested in coming down and went on to work in and looking at this developpopular restaurants in New ment, we made the deal and York City. it was the best thing I’ve ever After opening restaurants all over New York, he and his done. I love Charleston, the family moved south to open food is wonderful, the people on Kiawah and Seabrook are Margaux’s in Raleigh. great, and there are just so Hege’s, in Freshfields Vilmany things to do here. lage, has been open for five Q: Describe the cuisine at years. has opened in the former Hege’s. Q: You began your culiEarth Fare space at Mount A: It’s French based, nary career at the popular Pleasant Towne Center at but not very French. The Claude’s in Manhattan. 1102 Market Centre Blvd. How did you make your way sauces make it more French The seafood-focused resthan anything. And we go South after that? taurant chain also houses through tons of veal bones. I A: Well, I am from North a retail shop, art gallery, would say that we are French Carolina. After Claude’s, clothing and gifts. Guy Har- I worked in restaurants international with a bit of vey will officiate at 4:30 p.m. in South Hampton, East a steakhouse feel. I learned at the July 16 ribbon-cutting Hampton and Fire Island. a lot working for Claude in ceremony and be available New York. Then we decided to move for a signing noon-3 p.m. All chefs should have to closer to home. I found a July 17 at the restaurant. great location in Raleigh and work in a place like Claude’s BY ANGEL POWELL

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lanville. I love fresh, local triggerfish and grouper, but when it comes to swordfish, I’ll use WHAT: Hege’s Kiawah that from the Northeast. I WHERE: 275 Gardners like the big ones. Circle, Johns Island Q: You don’t spend your PHONE: 768-0035 time meeting and greeting WEBSITE: www.hegesthe customers like a lot of chef/owners. Why do you feel it’s most important for or McCrady’s, where everyyou to be in the kitchen? thing is done from scratch A: I’m a glorified line cook. and people really know how I work on the line every to classically cook. That’s night and I like the idea of where you get training. being there. What we try to My main philosophy for do here is be extremely cona restaurant is to be casual, friendly, but very profession- sistent and I like to watch the al. We aren’t pompous at all food leave the kitchen. You and we are going to provide have to be just as good every you with wonderful service. night. I’m also fortunate to That is very important to me. surround myself with amazQ: How much of your food ing sous chefs and a great manager. We never comprois local? mise quality. A: I try to use as much as Q: Where do you go for I can. I buy whatever my guilty pleasure food? local farm stands offer in A: My guilty pleasure food the summertime and I buy is probably frozen Stouffers. lots of fresh seafood from I don’t get out much. Murrells Inlet and McClel-

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Take a Cosmic trip to get good hot dogs and more BY ROB YOUNG

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rom the deep stretches of outer space, as in U.S. Highway 17, Jack’s Cosmic Dogs has landed, setting down on Folly Road, just a few blips from the beach. The restaurant is a muchwelcomed addition to the fair Island of James, a gift from the heavens, courtesy of owner Jack Hurley. Like its brother in Mount Pleasant, the restaurant is decked in the traditional cosmic colors of red and yellow, a pair of rockets ready for blastoff near the restaurant entryway. Just spin the orb and pick your pleasure: the Blue Galactic Dog,

if you go

WHAT: Jack’s Cosmic Dogs ADDRESS: 1531 Folly Road, James Island; 2805 U.S. Highway, Mount Pleasant PHONE: 225-1817, James Island; 884-7677, Mount Pleasant HOURS: 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, James Island; 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, Mount Pleasant WEBSITE:

laden with chili, cheese, blue cheese slaw and sweet potato mustard; the Astro Dog, a knockout with zippy onion relish and spicy mustard; the Planet Dog with tangy Jamaican relish and yellow mustard; or the Krypto Kraut — my favorite — laced with sauerkraut and spicy mustard. These are darn fine hot

dogs, the skin taut and textured, helping these Boar’s Head beef franks to achieve terrific bite. And lest we forget, praise be to Pepperidge Farms, maker of treats and other fineries, such as Cosmic Jack’s buns, which are velvety-soft, the perfect swaddling for these creations. But beyond the futuristic

franks, the restaurant supplies a host of items geared for all eaters, including veggie items such as the Vulcan Veggie Max ($4.05), a grilled soy/vegetable patty dressed with barbecue sauce; the Bonzai Black Bean Cakes ($3.95), grilled and topped with salsa; and the Bunny in a Bun ($1.95), a grilled carrot done up with coleslaw. And there are fresh-cut fries, too, and meatloaf, buffalo chicken sandwiches, and quintessential beach-day treats: soft-serve ice cream, sundaes, malts and milkshakes. On the whole, it’s a joy to visit this trippy, roadside tribute to timeless foodstuff. Jack’s nails it at every turn.

O’Brion’s Pub & Grille on Folly is just as good as the original and more. And, of course, it has become a place where politicians throw election In my other job in local talk parties. radio, we interviewed the Laid back with plenty of many candidates running in TVs and a quality Irishthe June 8 primary on electhemed menu, O’Brion’s is tion night, and I wasn’t the unquestionably popular for least bit surprised to discover everything it offers, including that Republican 1st Congres- the always good and friendly sional District candidate Paul service. Located in the same Thurmond was calling in shopping center as Publix at from O’Brion’s Pub & Grille Folly and Harborview roads, on James Island. O’Brion’s is easy to get to, Since opening well over a whether coming from downyear ago, O’Brion’s on James town or West Ashley, and Island became that franchise’s many James Island folks have second location, with the first made the bar/restaurant a secbeing in Mount Pleasant’s ond home. I’On community. Like the Already establishing a great other O’Brion’s, the Folly reputation, both O’Brion’s Road location quickly has be- locations are well worth your come a neighborhood staple, visit, and the newest location where locals gather for cold on James Island has come into beer, to watch the big game its own.


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if you go WHAT: O’Brion’s Pub & Grille WHERE: 520 Folly Road, James Island PHONE: 795-0309. HOURS: 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. WEBSITE: Look for O’Brion’s on Facebook.

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We’re off to see the wizard ...

Fisher-Price Family Summer Series comes to The Terrace with the sponsorship of a prominent toy company, are bringing their annual FisherPrice Family Summer Series s a group, family films have taken it on the chin to Charleston beginning Wednesday. from critics in recent years, Inaugurated at the couple’s not to mention legions of bored parents. The culprits: other property, the Aurora Theatre in East Aurora, N.Y., witless plots, stock characters and an undercurrent of the series unspools at 11 a.m. on successive Wednesdays contempt for the audience. through Aug. 18. Admission The irony is that some of if free for kids 11 and under. the most intelligent and engaging movies ever made in Adults must pony up $4. The series takes flight with the genre have appeared in recent years, though they are “The Wizard of Oz.” “We are very excited to be forced to compete for attendoing the series here now,” tion with oceans of inferior says Brown. “Over time, we films that not only tarnish will offer as broad a palette the whole category, but obof films as possible, but for scure many of the gems of this first year of the series the past. at the Terrace, the idea is to As film producers themselves, Terrace Theatre own- expose audiences to classics ers Paul Brown and Barbara like ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ with Tranter know quite well the a bit of a personal touch. “We thought it would be playground in which good fun to have films that most family films cavort, and,

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people have not seen, save on video or DVD, and give them a chance to see them on the big screen.” Rounding out the schedule are “The Sound of Music” (July 7), “E.T.: The Extraterrestrial” (July 14), “Babe” (July 21), “Home Alone” (July 28), “March of the Penguins” (Aug. 4), “The Black Stallion” (Aug. 11), and “The Secret of Kells” (Aug. 18). “We’ve held the series at the Aurora for a number of years, but the idea came up a while back,” Brown recalls. “When raising kids, you naturally start watching all these children’s films. There are those that speak on the level of Telly Tubby (a British pre-school TV series) and those that have more dimension. “As film producers ourselves, we tried to meld what we were enjoying with what good films could be found that spoke to kids on one level and to adults on another. Films like ‘Babe’ (1995), a smart movie that children kids could enjoy that also amused parents.”

Together, Brown and Tranter produced the 1999 telefilm “What Katy Did” (with Dean Stockwell), from the book of the same name, while Brown earlier had produced “My Teacher Ate My Homework” (1997) with Shelley Duvall for Showtime. “These, and others, are family films that don’t insult families and adults,” Brown says. “In Hollywood, there are the very smart films where the child protagonists are discovering themselves, like in ‘Toy Story.’ These are interesting stories about identity.” A subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., Fisher-Price has sponsored the series since its inception, now extending its sponsorship to Charleston. Brown considers the company an ideal partner. “The company never tell us what movies to program. Those decisions are made entirely by me, my wife and our son.” For future series, the task for the Terrace will be to separate the wheat from the chaff, and, let’s face it,


Above: “The Wizard of Oz” will be the first film shown for the Terrace’s family film series June 30. Left: “The Secret of Kells” will be shown Aug. 18.

if you go WHAT: Fisher-Price Family Film Series WHERE: Terrace Theater, 1956 Maybank Hwy. WHEN: 11 a.m. every Wednesday, June 30-Aug. 18. PRICE: Free for kids 11 and under, $4 for everyone else. MORE INFO:, 762-9494.

there’s lot of chaff out there. Brown’s criteria are straightforward. “I’d have to be able to, and want to, watch a film over and over again and enjoy it for it to be included,” he says. “My wife and son must feel the same way. A movie has to have that ability to entice you repeatedly. With the exception of a few things, 3-D seems to be ruining that, and many animated films seem to be dominated by technology in place of story.” Since Disney does not permit exhibitors such as the Terrace to “rebroadcast” their films, the consistently clever and imaginative Pixar film canon is unavailable, but Brown still feels there’s a wealth of material from which to choose.

He also believes family films are as important as ever. “There is an international film festival for children in Toronto called Sprockets that does a wonderful job of exposing kids to new cultures while encouraging discussion among families,” he says. “If entertainment can be informative, can speak on various levels to families, that makes it pretty important. It’s great when you see generations of people watching movies and getting different thrills out of it.” For information, visit Reach Bill Thompson at or 937-5707.

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DIRECTOR: Jimmy Hayward. STARRING: Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, John Malkovich, Michael Fassbender. RATED: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, disturbing images and sexual content. RUN TIME: 1 hour, 22 minutes. WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at and offer your opinion of the film.

will scare off a sizable chunk of moviegoers, while the PG13 rating will annoy many fans of the comic book. So the filmmakers have shot off both feet by telling a nasty story then dusting it in sugar. Brolin’s Jonah Hex (people always seem to call him by his full name, as though the extra syllables were needed to fill out the movie’s running time) is a Confederate Civil War veteran who turns to hunting down bad guys after his family is immolated by evil-for-the-sake-of-being evil villain Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich). Turnbull also horribly scars Jonah’s face with a branding iron. The whole experience somehow leaves Jonah able to bring the dead back to life momentarily with a touch, so he can interrogate them (this arbitrary superpower comes with its own phony rules that include the dead’s ability to see the comings and goings

of anyone they knew. Handy trick for a bounty hunter looking for info). With Turnbull aiming to unleash a doomsday weapon to destroy the United States as it celebrates its centennial, Jonah is enlisted by the federal government to stop the madman. The action feels choppy and unfinished, continually and jarringly stacking up a colossal body count without showing the killshots that made so many people dead. Such prudishness does not serve a supernatural story set in bloodthirsty pioneer days. Jimmy Hayward, who directed the animated hit “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!” and was an animator on “Toy Story,” “Finding Nemo” and other beloved Pixar films, makes his live-action directing debut on “Jonah Hex.” That career progression is so puzzling, it’s probably best to leave it alone.

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ritics always gripe that movies are too long and could stand some pruning. Then you get the occasional movie, such as comic-book adaptation “Jonah Hex,” that’s too short. So short, and so bad, you cringe at the thought of how awful whatever ended up on the cuttingroom floor must be. Take away the eight minutes of end-credits, a lengthy prologue sequence built around comic-book panels and some repetitive flashbacks of action we’ve already seen, and there’s barely an hour’s worth of actual movie in “Jonah Hex.” And that’s using the term “actual movie” generously. Part of what’s missing is the harder-core violence chopped to get “Jonah Hex” down to a PG-13 rating, the theory being that an R rating scares off customers. That’s the same mistake made on Sam Raimi’s “Drag Me to Hell” last year. Raimi’s horror tale of a woman consigned to hell by a gypsy curse needed the blood-and-gore elbow room of an R rating, and who knows? If it had not been defanged by the PG-13 rating, maybe people would have shown up to see it. So too “Jonah Hex,” starring Josh Brolin as a disfigured 19th-century bounty hunter with his own connections to hell, needed to take the gloves off. This is a story about a man who watches his wife and son be burned alive, communes savagely with the dead and vows unholy vengeance against the man responsible for all his troubles. The subject matter alone

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

Regal 18: Today: 11:55, 2:40, 5, 7:40, 10:25



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

Terrace: Today: 2, 5, 7:45 Fri-Thurs. July, 1: 4:15, 7








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

Cinebarre: Today: 10:30, 1:35, 4:20, 7:15, 9:55 Fri-Thurs. July, 1: 10:30, 1:35, 4:20, 7:15, 10 Citadel 16: Today-Thurs. July, 1: 11:40, 2:10, 4:35, 7:10, 9:50 Hippodrome: Today:7:20 Hwy 21: Today: 8:45 James Island 8: Today-Thurs. July, 1: 1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:45 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 11, 1:40, 4:25, 7:20, 10:10 Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 4:25, 7:20, 10:10 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 11:10, 11:45, 1:55, 2:30, 4:45, 5:20, 7:30, 8, 10:10, 10:40 Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 2:30, 4:45, 5:20, 7:30, 8, 10:10, 10:40


Five best friends (Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider) reunite after their old basketball coach dies.

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.





Cinebarre: Fri-Thurs. July, 1: 10:55, 1:55, 4:45, 7:40, 10:25 Citadel 16: Fri-Thurs. July, 1: 11:40, 12:30, 1:55, 2:40, 4:10, 5, 6:45, 7:45, 9:15, 10 Hwy 21: Fri-Tues. June, 29: 8:50 James Island 8: Fri-Thurs. July, 1: 1:35, 4:05, 7, 9:30 Palmetto Grande: Fri-Sun: 11:15, 12:15, 1:50, 2:45, 4:40, 5:15, 7:15, 9:45, 9:50, 10:20 Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 2:45, 4:40, 5:15, 7:15, 9:45, 9:50, 10:20 Regal 18: Today: 12:01 Fri-Sun: 11:35, 2:05, 4:35, 7:15, 10:20 Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 2:05, 4:35, 7:15, 10:20


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.

Jen thinks she found the perfect man until she finds out he is an assassin.

Cinebarre: Today: 10:50, 1:50, 4:25, 7:20, 9:50 Fri-Thurs. July, 1: 10:50, 1:50, 4:25, 7:25, 9:55 Citadel 16: Today-Thurs. July, 1: 11:35, 1:40, 3:45, 5:50, 7:55, 10 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 12:10, 2:30, 5:15, 7:50, 10:35 Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 2:30, 5:15, 7:50, 10:35 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 11:30, 2, 4:35, 7:05, 9:45 Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 2, 4:35, 7:05, 9:45

Terrace: Today 1:50, 7 Fri-Thurs. July, 1: 1:50





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



This documentary-style film tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant living in Los Angeles, who is obsessed with street art.

Terrace: Fri-Sun: 2, 4, 7:10, 9:10 Sun-Thurs. July, 1: 2, 4, 7:10




Cinebarre: Today-Thurs. July, 1: 1, 4, 7:35, 10:35 Citadel 16: Today: 11:30, 2:05, 4:35, 7:25, 9:45 Fri-Thurs. July, 1: 1:05, 4:10, 7:35, 9:45 Palmetto Grande: Today-Thurs. July, 1: 7:35, 10:45 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 12:40, 4:05, 7:25 Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 4:05, 7:25

★★★ PG-13

A wholesome woman (Cameron Diaz) gets involved with an international super spy (Tom Cruise) and must flee the country with him.



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, 4:30, 7:45, 10:20 Fri-Thurs. July, 1: 11, 1:40, 4:30, 7:20, 10:20 Citadel 16: Today-Thurs, July, 1: 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10, 9:40 Hwy 21: Today: 10:45 James Island 8: Today-Thurs. July, 1: 1:45, 4:35, 7:20, 10 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 11:05,1:45, 4:40, 7:15, 7:45, 10:15 MonThurs. 4:40, 7:15, 7:45, 10:15 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 11:35, 2:10, 4:40, 7:15, 9:55 Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 2:10, 4:40, 7:15, 9:55


Cinebarre: Today: 12:15, 3:40, 7:25, 10:30 Fri-Thurs. July, 1: 12:15, 3:40, 7, 10:05 Citadel 16: Today-Thurs. July, 1: 11:45, 12:35, 2:30, 3:30, 5:20, 7, 8:30, 9:45 Hwy 21: Fri-Tues. June, 29: 10:35 James Island 8: Today-Thurs. July, 1: 1, 4, 7:05, 10:05 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 12:25, 1:15, 4, 4:30, 7:05, 10:05 MonThurs. July, 1: 4, 4:30, 7:05, 10:05 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 11:40, 12:20, 3:10, 4:10, 6:40, 7:20, 8:15, 9:50, 10:30 Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 3:10, 4:10, 6:40, 7:20, 8:15, 9:50, 10:30



Cinebarre: Fri-Thurs. July, 1: 10:45, 1:50, 4:40, 7:45, 10:25 Citadel 16: Today-Thurs. July, 1: 11:50, 12:50, 2:10, 3:20, 4:25, 5:40, 7:10, 8:10, 9:50 James Island 8: Today-Thurs. July, 1: 1:30, 4:15, 7:05, 9:45 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 11:40, 12:30, 2:15, 3:30, 4:45, 6:55, AP 7:55, 9:25, 10:40 Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 2:15, 3:30, 4:45, 6:55, 7:55, 9:25, 10:40 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 11, 12:25, 2:05, 3:15, 5:10, 6:45, 7:55, 9:40, 10:40 Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 2:05, 3:15, 5:10, 6:45, 7:55, 9:40, 10:40

PG-13 In this film adaptation of the DC Comic, Josh Brolin plays Hex, a cynical bounty hunter who protects and avenges the innocent.

Cinebarre: Today: 10:55, 1:55, 4:45, 7:40, 9:45 Fri-Thurs. July, 1: 10:40, 1:30, 4:35, 7:30, 9:45 Citadel 16: Today-Thurs. July, 1: 12:10, 2:10, 4:20, 7:20, 9:50 James Island 8: Today-Thurs. July, 1: 1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 11:15, 1:30, 3:50, 6:40, 9:20 Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 3:50, 6:40, 9:20 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 12:05, 2:15, 4:25, 7:10, 9:35 Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 2:15, 4:25, 7:10, 9:35


Azalea Square, 215 Azalea Square Blvd., Summerville, 821-8000 Cinebarre, 963 Houston-Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant, 884-7885 Citadel Mall Stadium 16 with IMAX, 2072 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., 556-IMAX (4629) Highway 21 Drive In, Beaufort, 846-4500 James Island 8, Folly and Central Park Rd., 795-9499 Hippodrome, 360 Concord St., Suite 100, 724-9132 Cinemark Movies 8, 4488 Ladson Rd., Summerville, 873-1501 Palmetto Grande, U.S. 17 North, Mount Pleasant, 216-TOWN Regal Cinemas 18, 2401 Mall Drive, North Charleston, 529-1946 Terrace, 1956-D Maybank Hwy., 762-9494 Ivanhoe Cinema 4, Walterboro, 549-6400









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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.

Hwy 21: Tues: 10, Wed-Thurs. July, 1: 11:10 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 11:35, 2:05, 4:35, 7:10, 9:40 Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 2:05, 4:35, 7:10, 9:40




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.

In a small coastal town, local residents fight a zombie epidemic while hoping for a cure to return their un-dead relatives to their human state.


Cinebarre: Today-Thurs. July, 1: 12:25, 3:40, 7:10, 10:15 Citadel 16: Today: 12:10, 3:10, 6:50, 9:35 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 12:35, 3:50, 6:55, 10:05 Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 3:50, 6:55, 10:05

Hippodrome: Fri: 7:15, 9:10 Sat-Sun: 5:20, 7:15, 9:10 Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 7:15, 9:10






Woody, Buzz and the gang find themselves in a daycare as their owner Andy prepares for college.

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

Cinebarre: Today: 10:20, 1:45, 4:20, 7, 10:05 Fri-Thurs. July, 1: 10:20, 1, 3:55, 6:55, 9:35 Citadel 16: Today-Thurs. July, 1: 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45 Hwy 21: Today-Tues, June, 29: 8:45 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:30, 10 Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 2:20, 4:50, 7:30, 10 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:30, 10 Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 2:20, 4:50, 7:30, 10

Terrace: Today: 4:15






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, 9:40 Citadel 16: Today: 11:45, 1:45, 3:45, 5:45, 7:45, 9:45 Fri-Thurs. July, 1: 11:45, 1:45, 3:45 James Island 8: Today: 2, 4:10, 7, 9:10 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 11:10, 1:20, 4:10, 6:45, 9:15 Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 4:10, 6:45, 9:15 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 11:15, 1:40, 4:15, 6:50, 9:25, Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 4:15, 6:50, 9:25,




A New York City couple (Amanda Peet and Oliver Platt) butt heads with the teenage girls who live in their building all while driving to run a business.

Terrace: Today 2:10, 4:30, 7:15 Fri-Sat: 2:10, 4:30, 7:15, 9:15 Sun-Thurs. July, 1: 2:10, 4:30, 7:15

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.


Citadel 16: Today-Thurs. July, 1: noon, 2:10, 4:20, 7, 9:10 Citadel 16 IMAX 3-D: Today-Thurs. July, 1: 11:20, 1:30, 3:40, 5:50, 8, 10:10 James Island 8: Today-Thurs. July, 1: noon, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun 11:20, 12:20, 1:50, 2:50, 4:20, 5:20, 7, 8, 9:30, 10:30 Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 2:50, 4:20, 5:20, 7, 8, 9:30, 10:30 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 11:20, 1:50, 4:20, 7, 9:30 Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 4:20, 7, 9:30

Cinebarre: Today-Thurs. July, 1: 12:30, 3:50, 7:05, 10:10 Citadel 16: Today-Tues: 12:10, 3:20, 7, 9:40 Fri-Thurs. July, 1: 7, 9:40 James Island 8: Today: 1:30, 5, 8:10 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 12:15, 3:40, 6:50, 10:25 Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 3:40, 6:50, 10:25 Regal 18: Today-Thurs. July, 1: 2, 7:35





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.

As a string of killings grips Seattle, Bella is forced to choose between her love for vampire Edward and her friendship with werewolf Jacob.

Cinebarre: Today: 12:01 Wed-Thurs. July, 1: 10:30, 1:55, 4:40, 7:35, 10:25 Citadel 16: Tues: 12:05 Wed-Thurs. July, 1: 10, 12;30, 3, 5:30, 8, 10:30 Hippodrome: Tues: 12:01 Wed-Thurs. July, 1: 2, 4:45, 7:30, 9:50 Hwy 21: Tues: 12:01 Wed-Thurs. July, 1: 8:45 James Island 8: Tues: 12:01Wed-Thurs. July, 1: 1:30, 4:20, 7:10, 10 Terrace: Tues: 12:01 Wed-Thurs. July, 1: 2, 4:45, 7:30, 9:50 Palmetto Grande: Tues: 12:01 Wed-Thurs. July, 1: 10:45, 1:40, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30 Regal 18: 12:01 Wed-Thurs. July, 1: 10:45, 1:40, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30

Cinebarre: Today: 10:25, 1:15, 3:55, 6:55, 9:25 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 12:05, 2:35, 4:55 7:15, 9:35 Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 2:35, 4:55 7:15, 9:35 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 12:15, 2:45, 5:05, 7:45, 10:15 Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 2:45, 5:05, 7:45, 10:15



Citadel 16: Today-Thurs. July, 1: 11:40, 2:05, 4:10, 7, 9 James Island 8: Today-Thurs. July, 1: 1:15, 3:45, 6:15, 8:45



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.

Hwy 21: Today-Tues. June, 29: 10:30 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 11:25, 2:10, 5, 7:40, 10:20 Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 2:10, 5, 7:40, 10:20 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 11:05, 1:45, 4:30, 7:50, 10:35 Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 4:30, 7:50, 10:35





★★★ 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.

In this 1939 musical fantasy, Dorothy (Judy Garland) is swept away to a magical land and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her get home.


Terrace: Wed: 11

Regal 18: Today-Sun: 11:25, 5:15, 10:45 Mon-Thurs. July, 1: 5:15, 10:45


Azalea Square, 215 Azalea Square Blvd., Summerville, 821-8000 Cinebarre, 963 Houston-Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant, 884-7885 Citadel Mall Stadium 16 with IMAX, 2072 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., 556-IMAX (4629) Highway 21 Drive In, Beaufort, 846-4500 James Island 8, Folly and Central Park Rd., 795-9499 Hippodrome, 360 Concord St., Suite 100, 724-9132 Cinemark Movies 8, 4488 Ladson Rd., Summerville, 873-1501 Palmetto Grande, U.S. 17 North, Mount Pleasant, 216-TOWN Regal Cinemas 18, 2401 Mall Drive, North Charleston, 529-1946 Terrace, 1956-D Maybank Hwy., 762-9494 Ivanhoe Cinema 4, Walterboro, 549-6400









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Bansky documentary peers into world of street art BY JAKE COYLE

AP Entertainment Writer


he documentary “Exit Through the Gift Shop” guides you through the world of street art before showing you the door, leaving you, as all thought-provoking graffiti does, amused, thrilled, bewildered and a little confused about the nature of art. The film is a curiosity. It’s both an attempted documentary of an artistic movement and a bemused examination about why the movie failed in that mission. It was made by the renown British graffiti artist known as Bansky, whose creations appear secretly overnight on random walls the world over. Bansky’s works often suggest a wry comment on pop culture: a mural of Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta from “Pulp Fiction” holding bananas rather than guns; a painting on the West Bank barrier of a girl pulled upward by balloons; British pound notes with Princess Diana’s head replacing the Queen’s. Aside from apparently guiding the movie behind the camera, Bansky occasionally appears in front of it, too. Lounging leisurely in a chair, he’s hooded and shrouded in shadow, his voice altered. He introduces the film, apologizing that it’s “not ‘Gone With the Wind,’ ” but that he thinks there may be “a moral in there somewhere.’’ The central figure of the movie isn’t Bansky, but an enthusiastic, mutton-chopped Frenchman named Thierry Guetta. A celebrity-obsessed Los Angeles family man (“C’est Shaq,’’ he exclaims), Guetta obsessively videotapes his life. When Guetta comes in contact with street artists such as Invader and Shepard Fairey, he quickly ingratiates himself to them and becomes the artists’ de facto documentarian. “The man who would film anything had stumbled into an underground world,’’ intones the film’s narrator, the Welsh actor Rhys Ifans. Guetta knows little about art or

even filmmaking, but he’s game. He excitedly follows these artists (whose works now can fetch tens of thousands of dollars at auction) as they, like burglars, scramble across rooftops at night. As time goes by, Guetta amasses a great library of footage. Much of it is riveting: a rare window into people who spend a lot of energy keeping their identities secret and obscuring their methods. When fame finds Bansky and the other graffiti artists, they urge Guetta to assemble his documentary. He responds with a 90-minute movie, “Life Remote Control,” a plotless, almost demented mess. Realizing that they had entrusted the wrong person — “someone with mental problems with a camera,’’ says Bansky — Bansky decides to take the reins, and “Exit Through the Gift Shop” is the result. There’s a twist, though. While Bansky is sifting through the wreckage, he suggests Guetta try creating street art, himself, thereby unwittingly creating a monster. In Los Angeles, Guetta remakes himself as “Mister Brainwash’’ and, with the help of a large staff and notices from Bansky and Fairey, fixes up an extravagant hit debut show. The lavish attention he gets and the prices paid for his derivative, manufactured paintings astonishes Bansky and the rest. They are left shaking their heads at this counterfeit “overnight artist.’’ Looking for a lesson, Bansky shrugs, “Maybe it means art is a bit of a joke.’’ It’s a deflating, albeit sensible conclusion, especially when it comes at the heels of a movie that celebrates art’s inventiveness. It’s also fitting: One of Bansky’s most famous pranks was stealthily hanging his own works in the Louvre. “Exit Through the Gift Shop” begins with a beautiful montage of street artists at work, set to Richard Hawley’s “Tonight the Streets Are Ours.’’ As fascinating a story as Guetta’s is, one can’t help but wish street art could have gotten the documentary it deserved.


Banksy graffiti is photographed at the bottom of Park Street in Bristol, England.

movie review ★★★★ (of 5)

DIRECTOR: Banksy. STARRING: Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Thierry Guetta, Rhys Ifans. RATED: R for some language.

RUN TIME: 1 hr. 26 min. WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at www.charlestonscene. com and offer your opinion of the film.

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Charismatic Cruise enlivens ‘Knight & Day’ BY CHRISTY LEMIRE


Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise light up the screen in “Knight and Day.”

AP Movie Critic


night and Day” introduces us to an exciting new talent: Tom Cruise. Sure, we know Tom Cruise after his three decades in the business. We know way too much about Tom Cruise, actually, thanks to his welldocumented off-screen antics the past few years. “Knight and Day” is a refreshing reminder, though, of why he is a superstar: He has that undeniable charisma about him, and he really can act, something for which he doesn’t always get the credit he deserves. Here, he plays a vintage Tom Cruise role: He gets to be charming but also toy with the idea that he might be a little nuts. As secret agent Roy Miller, he has that

movie review

★★★ (of 5) DIRECTOR: James Mangold STARRING: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard RATED: PG-13 for violence, strong language RUN TIME: 1 hour, 42 minutes WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at and offer your opinion of the film. twinkle in his eye and that sexy little smile, but he’s also strangely calm in the middle of elaborate car chases and shootouts — relaxed, articulate and abidingly courteous when most mortals would be freaking out. That’s part of the fun of the character and the movie as a whole, that contradiction. Cruise’s presence also helps keep things light, breezy and watchable when the action and the story itself spin ridiculously out of

control. That’s the pervasive joke in James Mangold’s film, based on a script by Patrick O’Neill (and an action picture is yet another random entry in the director’s filmography, following “Girl, Interrupted,” “Walk the Line” and the remake of “3:10 to Yuma”). “Knight and Day” is supposed to be a mission that’s impossible, but gleefully so. The film starts with Roy confidently landing a plane in a cornfield after killing

the handful of people on board — people who were there to kill him anyway. (The casual approach to a staggering body count is also a clue we’re not supposed to take any of this seriously.) The one person who survives is someone he now must protect: June Havens (Cameron Diaz), just a regular gal from Boston who was locked in the bathroom at the time and, therefore, clueless to the carnage. Cruise and Diaz, who previously shared the screen in 2001’s “Vanilla Sky,” are oddly appealing together with their disparate personalities: He’s self-assured, she’s skittish, and the way “Knight and Day” is shot, you can’t even tell that she’d tower over him in real life. A scene in which she’s high on truth serum allows her

trademark vibrancy to shine through. But the romance between them feels forced and is one of the movie’s chief weaknesses. If they’d simply been attracted to each other and exchanged some flirty banter, just as much would have been at stake. Having June fall for Roy quickly, and having things wrap up neatly at the end the way they do, seems too cutesy and pat. Before that, though, the two hop all over the globe trying to protect some super-duper battery and its nerdy creator (Paul Dano) from another agent (Peter Sarsgaard) who may be the true bad guy. But then again, Roy may be the one who’s gone rogue. Although who are we kidding here? Cruise is the star and the ever-versatile character ac-

tor Sarsgaard plays his adversary. It’s obvious which is which. (Sarsgaard doesn’t get enough to do; neither does Viola Davis, criminally underused as his boss.) The running gag is that Roy drugs June when something ugly is going to happen that she either shouldn’t see or wouldn’t be able to handle. Then poof! She wakes up in another country wearing different clothes. If you stopped to think about it, this tactic would seem more than a little creepy; it’s downright invasive. And as is the case with much of the movie, this is one element you probably shouldn’t stop to think about too hard. Don’t think too hard about the title, either. The meaning becomes clear as June learns more about Roy.

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‘Insatiable desire’ energizes Lynne Hardwick’s paintings

her love of travel has taken her all over the world and has inspired her painting career. “My art is an intuitive, personal journey s I passed Lynne Hardwick’s booth at based on my life experiences. My insatiable the Piccolo Spoleto Juried Outdoor desire to meet the world’s people, visit their Show, I was greeted with colorful, abstract pieces layered with texture. Hardwick calls countries, embrace their cultures, art, antiquities, spirituality and beliefs, have fuherself an experimental artist, constantly eled my passion to share these adventures evolving her work with through my art. I am humbled and honnew mediums, papers ored knowing that what comes from my and techniques. Working in watercolor, heart and soul has touched a strong enough acrylic, oil and ink, she bond and response to inspire people to collect my pieces. I am living my dream, and has been a professional it is overwhelming and wonderful,” Hardpainter for the past 37 years, earning accolades wick said. Hardwick is part owner of Lowcountry at the Adirondack National Watercolor Show Artist Ltd., which features local artists who have received national and international this year and in 2009 awards. Later this year, Hardwick is traveland receiving the CutHardwick ing to Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam and ting Edge Award from Thailand to draw, paint and be inspired. the International Society of Experimental Artists, to name two of the multiple awards she has received. Some of HardWEBSITE: wick’s pieces have up to 70 layers of trans- CONTACT INFO: parent paint; she incorporate collage and BIRTH DATE AND PLACE: May 8, Oneonta, bold textures to create intricate designs N.Y. that are unusual and thought-provoking. RESIDENCE: Summerville, 14 years. Hardwick studies seven weeks each year in FAMILY: Husband of 40 years, Tony; son, master and independent painting classes; Chris; daughter-in-law, Nancy, grandchildren,


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“Petroglyph IV”

Katelyn and Drew; daughter, Hillary; rescue dog, Valentine; studio cats, PiCatsso and Shambles. EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts, University of South Florida; Katharine Gibbs School, New York. INFLUENCES: A lifetime of world travel to fuel my imagination; years of wandering

through museums and galleries; literature; art history classes; art books; theater and dance; and studying with some of the world’s best instructors for more than 37 years. PRICE RANGE: $400-$6,000. WHERE IS YOUR ARTWORK FEATURED LOCALLY?: Lowcountry Artists Ltd., 148 East Bay St.; Wild Goose Gallery, Goose Creek.

52.5 Records hosts The Cricket Press’ new screenprints BY MARGARET MCAVOY Special to The Post and Courier


rian and Sarah Turner have been designing posters for nearly a decade. Shortly after they bought their own printing equipment and created their studio, the married duo created The Cricket Press. Since 2003, Brian and Sarah have designed posters for hundreds of bands across the U.S. Finding inspiration in just about everything, the Turners, uniquely produce designs and illustrations that catch the eye. Brian and Sarah will be showing off

more info WHEN: Opening event is 6-8 p.m. tonight. It is free of charge and open to the public. The exhibit runs through mid July. WHERE: The Penny Gallery, inside 52.5 Records. 561 King St.

their work in Charleston, where the Penny Gallery will be hosting an exhibition of The Cricket Press’ screenprints inside 52.5 Records, 561 King St. Brian Turner had the time to talk with Charleston Scene about The Cricket Press and where he finds inspiration. Q: The Cricket Press has

come a long way—tell us about the beginning. A: “We didn’t really set out to become poster writers. We were primarily interested in screen printing. But there was a good friend of ours playing in band and he asked us to try and print out some posters. We did it and we really enjoyed it. People

started seeing them and that’s sort of how it sort of started.” Q: How do you continue to create unique pieces for different bands, all with different types of music and interests? A: “It terms of dealing with the clients, we talk directly with the people we are making the posters for. There is a pretty intimate relationship. Very informally we try to get their idea correct. We just try to capture their ideas and create the piece they want. We sort of try to intentionally keep a low profile. We like working with the smaller lesser-known

bands. There are more interactions with the people and it’s nice to have that personal relationship with the client. Q: How do you continue to create unique ideas? A: “We’re inspired by a lot of stuff around us. Stuff that we see, everything from the music, movies, TV shows and even graffiti. Really just about anything. It’s kind of a funny, the things that I get inspired by, sometimes. Our friends constantly inspire us. The poster-making community is so tight that someone will inspire another THE CRICKET PRESS and will set the bar kinda high and then inspire other A poster for Apples in Stereo by The Cricket Press. people.

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AWENDAW FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m.-noon. Second Saturday of each month. Awendaw Town Hall, 6971 Doar Road. The market offers fresh produce and seafood, activities and more. 928-3100 or www. CHARLESTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Marion Square. Local vendors offer produce, plants, baked goods and more. 7247309. DANIEL ISLAND FARMERS MARKET: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 30. Family Circle Tennis Center, 161 Seven Farms Drive. Shop for local produce, herbs, flowers and crafts while enjoying live music and food. FRESHFIELDS VILLAGE FARMERS AND ART MARKET: 4-8 p.m. Mondays. Freshfields Village at the crossroads of Kiawah and Seabrook islands. Purchase local produce, honey, gourmet items, barbecue and live music. MARKET AT ROSEBANK FARMS: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Rosebank Farms, 4455 Betsy Kerrison Parkway, Johns Island. The farm will offer local produce, seafood, baked goods, flowers and more. 768-0508 or MOUNT PLEASANT FARMERS MARKET: 3:30 p.m.-dusk. Tuesdays through Oct. 19. Moultrie Middle School, 645 Coleman Blvd. Features local produce, flowers, baked goods,

St. 577-6400. CHOPSTICKS: 3-5 p.m. Fridays. Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun St. All ages. Light classical music and favorite children’s songs while kids color with friends. 805-6930. CHORUS REHEARSALS: 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays. Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant. The Franke Chorus invites men and women to join. 654-5973, 881-1158 or 881-9691. CHRISTOPHER’S READING ROOM: 4-4:30 p.m. Thursdays. Johns Island Library, 3531 Maybank Highway. Grades 6-12. Earn one Johns Island Library ALEX LEOPOLD dollar for each session. 559See new paintings by Alex Leopold from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at Aster Hall, 1945. 481 King St. Charleston Scene editor Marcus Amaker will perform poetry from “CIRQUE” EXHIBIT: July 17:30-8:30 p.m. Both artists will be on hand to discuss their work. Admission is Aug. 12. The Real Estate Studio, free. Call 789-3580 for more information. 214 King St. Abstract artist Don Localio will display a collection titled “Cirque: Collective Works live music and more. 884-8517 be provided by Mountain Cove month. Dreamalot Books, 123of Don Localio.” An opening or www.townofmountpleasBluegrass. 937-0920. B S. Goose Creek Blvd. Come reception will be 6-9 p.m. July ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOWS: with a book and a snack. 5722. 722-5618. NORTH CHARLESTON 11 a.m.-4 p.m. First Saturday of 4188. “COMMON GROUND-SOLID FARMERS MARKET: Noon-7 each month through October. “CAROLINA GOLD” EXHIBIT: GROUND”: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Satp.m. Thursdays through Oct. Tea Farm Cottage, 808 N. Cedar Through Aug. 30. Middleton urdays. Marion Square. Join the 28. Felix C. Davis CommuSt., Summerville. Free. Enjoy Place, 4300 Ashley River Road. Grassroots Call to Action Group nity Center, 4800 Park Place E., monthly shows that feature The plantation presents “Caro- for nonpartisan open discusNorth Charleston. Live music, merchandise from 30-50 venlina Gold: From Rice to Riches,” sion. 810-0088 or www.grasslocal produce, arts and crafts, dors, as well as food and music. an exhibit highlighting the food and more. 740-5854 or 871-1113. work of various goldsmiths and “CONTEMPORARY BALLROOM DANCE CLASSminiaturists. 556-6020 or www. CHARLESTON 2010”: Through SUMMERVILLE FARMES: 7-8 p.m. Thursdays. July 3. City Gallery at WaterERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. room Dance Club of CharlesCAROLINA SHAG WORKfront Park, 34 Prioleau St. Visual Saturdays through Nov. 20. ton, 1632 Ashley Hall Road. $30 SHOPS: Saturdays. Trudy’s artists and poets will team up 218 S. Main St. Purchase fresh per month. Taught by Steven School of Dance, 830 Folly to create inspired works of art. produce, organic meat, baked Duane. 557-7690. Road, James Island. $25 for The exhibit was part of Piccolo goods and more. 871-6000. BALLROOM DANCE PARtwo-hour lessons. For students Spoleto. An artist lecture by ALTERNATIVE ENERGY FOTIES: Every weekend (except at any level. Registration reTimothy Pakron and Hirona RUM: 7-8 p.m. third Wednesholidays). Creative Spark Center quired. 795-8250. Matsuda will take place June day of each month. C of C Holfor the Arts, 757 Long Point CELTIC FIDDLE CLASSES: 26. 958-6484. lings Science Center, Room 112, Road, Mount Pleasant. $10 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Na CRICKET PRESS EXHIBIT: 58 Coming St. Free. Network at (may increase for theme or Fidleiri and the Taylor Music Through mid-July. 16 Penny Mellow Mushroom afterward. dinner parties). Adult ballroom Group will conduct preparaGallery at 52.5 Records, 561 dance party with group lessons tory classes. 819-6961. King St. The gallery presents a ART DISCOVERY WALKING beforehand. 881-3780. CHARLESTON CIVIL WAR collection of screen prints from TOURS: 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. BEGINNER SHAG LESSONS: ROUND TABLE: 7 p.m. Second the Kentucky-based Cricket Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 8:15 p.m. Mondays. Arthur Tuesday of each month. Ryan’s Press. An opening event will be Meeting St. $20. 90-minute Murray Dance Studio, 1706 Old restaurant, 829 St. Andrews 6-8 p.m. June 24. 722-3525. tour highlights historic sites Towne Road. $10 per class. 571- Blvd. CYPRESS SWAMP TOURS: that have inspired artists for 2183 or www.arthurmurraychs. CHARLESTON MUSIC CLUB: 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays centuries. www.charlestoncom. Free music programs through and Saturdays. Middleton Place or 729-3420. BRIDGE LESSONS: 3-5 p.m. May. 795-7842 or www.charles- Outdoor Center, 4300 Ashley “ART IN THE EVENING”: 7:30 Mondays. Bridge Center, 1740 River Road. $55-$65. 266-7492 p.m. Fridays. Charleston MarAshley River Road. $130 for 11 CHARLESTON POETRY SEor ket, Market Street. An art show beginner sessions. 556-4145. RIES: 7 p.m. Fourth Tuesday of DANGEROUS BOOK CLUB: and sale accompanied by live BOOK LOVERS GROUP: each month. Circular Congre3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Charleston County Main Limusic. This week’s music will 7-9 p.m. third Friday of every gational Church, 150 Meeting

brary, 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.” 216-9756. “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.” 8534651. DRAYTON HALL FREE ADMISSION: Through Sept. 6, Drayton Hall will offer complimentary admission to members of the military, firefighters, police and EMS. 769-2603 or 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. EDISTO ISLAND ART GUILD SHOW: 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through Sept. 4. Edisto Island Museum, 8123 Chisolm Plantation Road. More than 20 local artists will have their artwork on display. 869-1954. 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.

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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 “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. “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 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. 745-1087. PARENT/CHILD BALLROOM CLASSES: 6:30-7 p.m. Thursdays. G.M. Darby Building, 302 Pitt St., Mount Pleasant. $30 residents, $37 nonresidents. Parents and youths ages 59 will learn basic ballroom


The Village Playhouse and Repertory Company invites you to celebrate Independence Day with a rip-roaring foot stomping musical tribute to a true American legend, Johnny Cash. “Red, White and Cash- A Musical Tribute” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. July 2, 3, 9 and 10. Tickets are $25.00 general admission and $15.00 for kids 12 and under. Hamburgers, Hot dogs soft drinks as well as wine and beer will be available for purchase before the show. Tickets are on sale at or by calling 856-1579. dance steps. 849-2061 or www. 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 MasonCohen 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 non-

members. Tours will showcase the technical aspects of the plantation’s preservation efforts, design, architecture and more. 769-2638 or 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. Thurs-

days at Southend Brewery, 161 East Bay St. $4 cover. DJ Luigi mixes live. 853-4677. SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE LESSONS: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Felix C. Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle, North Charleston. Free. No partner needed. 810-7797. SEA TURTLE HOSPITAL TOURS: 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays-Sundays. 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. 5523630. 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. 266-7477 or TANGO LESSONS: 7-8 p.m. beginners class; 8-9 p.m. practice. Tuesdays. MUSC Wellness Center, 45 Courtenay Drive. Free. 345-4930. 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. 5716565 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. 576-4543. WHIZ KIDS: 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St. $5 per child/$25 per month. An afterschool science program taught by Laura Buschman. 853-8962, ext. 221. ZEN MEDITATION: 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Cheri Huber will lead the class, which will focus on meditation and discussion. Call 224-2468.


SINGLES MIXER: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Old South Barber Spa, 10 State St. $10. Single professionals are invited to this mixer, which is presented by Face to Face Charleston and Old South Barber Spa. During the event, image consultants from Southern Protocol will be on hand to offer grooming tips and style advice. For reservations, call 529-9660.


LIFEGUARD COMPETITION: 8:30 a.m. R.L. Jones Center, 391

Egypt Road, Mount Pleasant. $50 entry fee per team. The competition will begin with pool events at the Jones Center and conclude with beach challenges at Folly Beach County Park. Call 795-7275 or visit “LET’S DO LUNCH”: Noon. Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar, 205 East Bay St. $18. King Street Marketing Group will host a three-course lunch prepared by chef Todd Garrigan and will provide complimentary King Street goody bags. Proceeds benefit Sea Island Habitat for Humanity’s deconstruction program. DANCE PARTY: 6 p.m.-midnight. Summerville Country Club, 400 Country Club Blvd. $15. The Summerville Shag Club will hold a shag dance party, which will feature a shagging workshop, as well as food and a cash bar. 214-0242.


CAREGIVERS WORKSHOP: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1605 Harbor View Road, James Island. Lutheran Hospice presents a one-day retreat titled “A Caregiver’s Toolbox for Coping ... Before, During and After.” To register, call 856-4735. INTRO TO KAYAKING: 9 a.m. Sea Kayak Carolina, 1731 Signal Point Road, James Island. $45. Learn the fundamentals of kayaking, including basic strokes and safety techniques. 2257969 or www.seakayakcarolina. com. JOB SEARCH WORKSHOP: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Greater Summerville Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, 402 N. Main St. $20. The Center for Women will host a workshop that will teach participants how to develop a job-hunting strategy, create a cover letter and resume, prepare for interviews and more. 763-7333 or www. BOOK SIGNING AND LECTURE: 2 p.m. Johns Island Regional Library, 3531 Maybank Hwy. Local author Sandra LaBruce will discuss and sign her first novel, “Haunted Secrets.” 559-1945. FRESHFIELDS VILLAGE CONCERT: 6-9 p.m. Freshfields

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Village Green at the crossroads of Kiawah and Seabrook islands. Quiana Parler and Friends will perform. NIGHT WALK: 8:30 p.m. Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest, 336 Sanctuary Road, Harleyville. $10. A guided, moonlit walk through Four Holes Swamp. Participants should bring flashlights. 462-2150 or


“SUMMER AT JOHN’S”: 6 p.m. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5 Clifford St. Free. The

popular “Summer at John’s” music series returns with a performance by Tom Noren on the classical guitar. 723-2426 or


“OFF THE GRID”: 6-7:30 p.m. Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun St. Free. The library’s “Off the Grid” series will continue with music from Ten Foot Polecats and Jeff Norwood. 805-6842.


SURF SEINING: 5-6:30 p.m. Meets at James Island County Park, 861 Riverland Drive. $7-$9. Participants will learn how to

use a seining net and will get up close to the sea creatures that they find. 795-4FUN. BOOK SIGNING: 6-8 p.m. Avondale Wine and Cheese, 813-B Savannah Hwy. Local Guerilla Cuisine collaborator jimihatt will be available to sign copies of his cookbook “Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine.” The event also will feature music, food, drinks and art by John Pundt. 769-5444.


FREE CONCERT: 6:30-9 p.m. Night Heron Park, Kiawah Island. Enjoy music by zyedco musician J.J. Caillier. 768-9166. STARLIGHT CINEMA SERIES: 9 p.m. Freshfields Village at the crossroads of Kiawah and Seabrook islands. Each Wednesday in June, Freshfields Village will host an open-air movie. This week’s film is “Up.” 768-6491 or

july 1

WEB SITE LAUNCH PARTY: 5-7 p.m. Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King St. Local author Jason Deierlein will celebrate the launch of his new website and will give away copies of his book, “Return from a Comatose Mind” to the first 50 guests. An after-party will follow at Halls Chophouse. 803-422-6753.

july 3

FESTIVAL IN THE PARK: 2 p.m.-dusk. Old Santee Canal

Park, 900 Stony Landing Road, Moncks Corner. Guests will enjoy a classic car show, live music and entertainment, food, crafters, an art show, fireworks and more during this event sponsored by the Town of Moncks Corner and the Berkeley County YMCA. 761-9622. JULY 4TH CELEBRATION: 5-8 p.m. N. Main St. and W. Richardson Ave., Summerville. Free admission. Celebrate the Fourth of July during the annual Red, White and Blue on the Green event, which will feature live music by the Bad Moon Band, jump castles, games, a parade and more. The event is sponsored by Summerville DREAM 821-7260 or

july 4

NORTH CHARLESTON JULY 4TH EVENT: 3-9 p.m. North Charleston Riverfront Park, Everglades Drive. Free. The annual July 4th celebration will feature concerts by Quiana Parler, The Blue Dogs and CoastRunner, as well as children’s activities and a fireworks display. 740-5854. JULY FOURTH FESTIVAL: 4 p.m. Woodlands Inn grounds, 125 Parsons Road, Summerville. $3-$10. The festival will include a barbecue buffet and other food options, beer, art displays, vendors, children’s activities and a concert by the Summerville Community Orchestra. Proceeds will benefit

the orchestra and Summerville DREAM 875-2600 or www. BAND BLAST 2010!: 6-9 p.m. Westlake Amphitheater at I’On in Mount Pleasant. Free. The lakeside concert by Heart and Soul will feature classic rock, Motown, beach music and other musical styles. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. 881-7541 or www. REGGAE ON THE COOPER RIVER: 6-10 p.m. Old Jail at 49 Immigration St. $45. Enjoy the Fourth of July while listening to reggae by Mystic Vibrations, savoring food by Charleston Bay Gourmet and drinks from Van Gogh Vodka and watching the harbor fireworks. Proceeds will benefit Charleston Waterkeeper. Open to ages 21 and up. Purchase tickets at www.eventbrite. com. UNCLE SAM JAM: 7 p.m. Mount Pleasant Pier, 99 Hallman Blvd. $10. Party on the pier to music by The East Coast Party Band and watch the fireworks. Refreshments will be available for purchase. 795-4FUN. INDEPENDENCE DAY AT THE AQUARIUM: 7:30 p.m. South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. $20-$55. Watch the harbor fireworks and enjoy food from Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q, live music and aquarium exhibits. Reservations suggested. 577-FISH or


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spades. With the spade honors split, declarer could no longer be prevented from taking nine tricks (since the defenders could not establish either red suit in time) for a big pickup. Can you seehowthedefenderscouldhave done better? They had two better strategies: thefirstroutewastoshifttohearts at trick two. South must duck (or the defenders get hearts going) and West wins and switches to clubs, setting up a fifth trick for the defense. But a far easier defense was for East to duck the first diamond, playing an encouraging spotcard. Now when West wins the first spade and continues the attack on diamonds, declarer is helpless.

”RED, WHITE AND CASH”: 7:30 p.m. July 2-3 and 9-10. The Village Playhouse and Repertory Company, 730 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. $15$25. Experience “Red, White and Cash: A Musical Tribute to a True American Patriot,” an homage to the legendary Johnny Cash. The musical features more than 24 of Cash’s greatest hits. A cookout will be held in front of the playhouse before each show, and beer and wine will be available for purchase. 856-1579 or

call for entries

PLAY AUDITIONS: 7 p.m. June 27-28. American Theater, 446 King St. Tail Wagger Productions will hold auditions for its upcoming musical variety show “The Magic Jukebox.” Actors, singers and dancers are needed. Call 442-4401 or visit


SOUTHERNCARE HOSPICE: Volunteers are needed. Call Carolyn at 569-0870 for more information. TRICOUNTY FAMILY MINISTRIES: The organization is in need of experienced cooks and men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. Call 747-1788 or visit for more information.



Today’s deal from the Mixed Teams was between two sponsored teams. One table featured a match-up between a pair from Germany and a U.S.-Poland combination. In the other room South had played the hopeless four-spade contract, down two on diamond ruffs. But here Adam Zmudzinski doubled one diamond rather than overcalling in spades — an interesting minority choice, though not a bad call. When his partner, Janice Seamon-Molson, cuebid, then introduced her clubs, Zmudzinski headed for three no-trump and received the lead of the diamond nine. Eastputupthediamondqueen. Zmudzinskiducked,butwonthe next diamond and went after


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MARMADUKE By Brad Anderson

BIZARRO By Dan Piraro

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NON SEQUITUR By Wiley Miller

BEETLE BAILEY By Mort, Greg & Brian Walker


JUDGE PARKER By Woody Wilson & Mike Manley


ROSE IS ROSE By Pat Brady & Don Wimmer

MARY WORTH By Joe Giella & Karen Moy


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BABY BLUES By Jerry Scott & Rick Kirkman

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HAGAR THE HORRIBLE By Chris Browne GET FUZZY By Darby Conley

ZITS By Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman


TODAY’S HOROSCOPE DEC. 21): Legal and financial concerns can be taken care of if you stick to your original strategy and maintain consistency.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Distance yourself from any personal problems you’ve been facing. An opportunity to make more money may be possible.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Sort through whatever is going on around you and you will be the one everyone looks up to, confides in and listens to. Love is in the stars.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Speak passionately about your dreams, hopes, wishes and expectations. You may not like the response you get.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You can accomplish a great deal if you don’t overload your plate. A romantic commitment will alter your future.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t fall for emotional manipulation. If you don’t like something, speak up regardless of the consequences.

LIBRA (SEPT. 23OCT. 22): You will be better off spending time with colleagues or peers who understand and respect what you are working toward.

AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18): Look within and you will find the answers you are searching for. It’s up to you to make whatever changes are required to improve your lifestyle.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Get involved in activities that allow you to use your creativity. A change may be enticing but is probably not what you need to make your life better.

SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21): Finish what you start if you want to be taken seriously. Avoid making last-minute changes. Less will be more if done well. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-

PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20): Problems with co-workers and family members will develop but, before you react, think about what you want to accomplish.

CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19): Avoid dealing with indecisive people. Approach only those who instantly see what you are doing and want to join in.

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June 21 was the Summer Solstice, which made it the longest day of the year. That might not mean much to people, but it’s also the official kickoff to summer. This week’s trivia celebrates all things summer. New champ Grayson Doyle is competing against Emily Perkins, who’s working as a lifeguard this summer.

Alex Hajnal, 4, runs through the fountain at the train depot in Hattiesburg Miss., to beat the heat with other kids during a play date. AP

QUESTIONS 1. What was the highest summer temperature ever recorded in the United States? 2. The “dog days of summer” are named after what? 3. This beach was the only one in South Carolina to make Dr. Beach’s top 10 U.S. Beaches in 2010. 4. What city will host the MLB All-Star Game this summer? 5. Where is South Carolina’s largest Ferris wheel? 6. What ’90s music festival founded by Sarah McLachlan is returning this summer? 7. What celebrity is part owner of the RiverDogs? 8. What duo had the 1978 hit song “Summer Nights?” 9. What blockbuster books have been turned into a theme park at Universal Orlando? 10. In the song “Summertime,” when the livin’ is easy, what are the fish doing?


1. 141 degrees. 2. Cause dogs pant when they’re hot. 3. Sullivan’s. 4. Uh, Philadelphia? 5. Myrtle Beach. 6. Lollapalooza. 7. Bill Murray. 8. No idea. 9. “Harry Potter.” 10. Swimmin’.

With a strong second half, Emily came out on top of this week’s trivia challenge. She’ll come back to compete against a new challenger next week.

1. I’ll say 127. 2. I honestly don’t know. 3. Folly? 4. New York. 5. Myrtle Beach. I’ve been on it. 6. Lilith Fair. 7. It’s the guy from “Lost in Translation.” Bill Murray. 8. Is that the song from Grease? Danny and Sandy. Oh, you want the actors names ... John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. 9. “Harry Potter.” 10. (Singing song under breath) jumping?

CORRECT ANSWERS 1. 134 degrees. 2. Sirius, the dog star. 3. Beachcomber Beach at Kiawah. 4. Anaheim, Calif. 5. Myrtle Beach.

6. Lilith Fair. 7. Bill Murray. 8. Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta. 9. “Harry Potter.” 10. Jumpin’.

DEAR ABBY works: Internet, e-mails, etc. She has five children, and we’re all on the Internet. She didn’t tell us because she wanted it to be a surprise, and was it ever! I flipped when I turned on my computer and found her name on an incoming message! Abby, Mom doesn’t own a computer, and the nearest center that has one is 30 miles away, but that didn’t stop her. We’re currently setting up a computer for her, and I’m proud to say that she’ll be able to use it for more than playing one of her favorite card games. — COLLEEN IN ST. PAUL, MINN. DEAR COLLEEN: I salute your mother and the burgeoning number of seniors who refuse to be intimidated by technology. Computers and cell phones have become cheaper and easier to use, and Websurfing isn’t a “sport” that’s meant to be enjoyed only by the young. The computerphobic can learn a lot from your mother’s example. Write Dear Abby at www.






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EAR ABBY: I’m a 15year-old boy who is trying to figure out my career. I’m with “Jen,” the girl of my dreams, and I intend on being with her forever. We plan to have kids in the future. I want to be a pilot, and Jen wants to be a stay-at- home mom. I realize, though, that if I’m a pilot, I won’t be home much, and I know that’s not good for a couple trying to start a family. All I ever dreamed about was becoming a pilot, and I don’t think I can give this up. At the same time, my family comes first. How do I go about solving this problem? — PLANNING AHEAD IN MISSOURI DEAR PLANNING AHEAD: You appear to be a young man with his feet on the ground. What you’re not taking into consideration is that there are many happily married pilots who enjoy flourishing family lives as well as careers. Do some more research about the various kinds of jobs that are offered in the aviation industry, and you may be pleased to find that you, too, can have both. And keep in mind that your ambitions may change as you get older. DEAR ABBY: My 73-yearold mother took it upon herself to go to a senior center and learn how the computer

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