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Pumpkins pics? Billy Corgan and the new-look Smashing Pumpkins are playing to a sold out crowd at The Music Farm on Saturday. We tried to get an interview with him, but had no luck. Oh well. If you go to the show, feel free to send us pictures at We’ll print some in the next issue.







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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.

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If you are a good editor, you have to put a lot of trust in your writers. I try hard to not turn this publication into “Marcus’ Scene” because I’m not an all-seeing, allknowing god of our local scene. (Crazy, I know.) Which brings me to this week’s cover story. Writer and friend Jack Hunter is passionate about wrestling. It’s not really something that I’m knowledgeable about, but I LOVE Jack’s enthusiasm for the topic. And, honestly, he taught me a lot. There are a lot of great personalities in the local wrestling scene, people who I and, more importantly, you probably would not have exposure to. Especially if you’ve never found yourself buying a ticket for a local match. This is an issue and a story that I’m proud of. Hope you dig it.

Summer Children’s Theatre 10-11 A.M. AND 2-3 P.M. FRIDAY // NORTH CHARLESTON Learn about Australian culture through the entertaining music of the didgeridoo and the customs of the Aboriginal people. Didgeridoo Down Under has been educating audiences of all ages about Australia for more than a decade. Tickets are $2 for children and free for adults and students on the lunch program. Performances are 10-11 a.m. Friday at Northwoods Park & Recreaction Center, 8348 Greenridge Road, North Charleston and 2-3 p.m. at Sterett Hall Auditorium at the Navy Yard, 1530 7th St., North Charleston. Call 740-5854 or visit www. (843) 722-3874

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6 P.M. // FRIDAY // ALCHEMY COFFEE SHOP Hair stylists from Fix Salon Studio will be displaying their talents in a Living Art Show on Friday. The show, which is free to the public, will be at local venue Alchemy Coffee Shop, 11 Magnolia Road, a first-time collaboration for the studio. According to Fix Salon owner Megan Strickland Epting, the salon’s stylists will be put to the test as they will be creating elaborate hair styles involving extreme cuts and flashy color. Epting said that the studio recognizes the potential salon’s have to help the environment without having to go to extreme measures. “All we do is collect the hair and store it in boxes. It’s something easy we can do that isn’t any more than what we were already doing. Instead of putting the hair into a trash can, we just put it in a box,” Epting said. “That small effort can do a lot for the community.” For more information, visit

Reggae Concert Series with Da Gullah Rootz

8:30-11 P.M. SATURDAY // James Island County Park Da Gullah Rootz will be entertaining the crowd Saturday night at James Island County Park. The evening will be full of traditional roots Reggae with the new school attitude of Da Gullah Rootz. The band is known for its live appearances. “We have a good following in Charleston. It’s our home base,” said Geecheeman Top Rank’n, the band’s lead vocalist.

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“West Side Story,” “Chicago” and “Wicked.” Tickets are $19.50-$32.50. Show starts at 3 p.m. at the Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.

Music on the Terrace. From 6:30- 8:30 p.m., the Charleston Community Band will offer live music, giveaways and mini-fashion shows at the Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, 1600 Palmetto Grande Drive. Admission is free. Call 216-9900.


Scream for Ice Cream. Go to Trident Technical College (Main Campus, 7000 Rivers Ave.) for live music by the River City Dixieland Jazz Band. The Main Street U.S.A. program is providing ice cream sundaes. The event starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free.


The opening reception of works by Los Angeles-based Charlie Bidwell (photographer)

Saturday: Head to the City Gallery

and Samantha Magowan (installation artist) will be on view 6-8 p.m. at the City Gallery, 34 Prioleau St. in downtown. Free. Visit www.


Go see some theater. “More Broadway Showstoppers” will feature unforgettable moments from the Broadway stage, including songs and dances from musicals such as


Opera at the Library: “L’Elisir D’Amore.” Starring Luciano Pavarotti, Kathleen Battle and Juan Pons with the Metropolitan Opera. Conducted by James Levine. Free. The event starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Main Library, 68 Calhoun St. Visit


Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will perform at the Windjammer at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased online at See Page 14 for more information.

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FAVORITE EVENT IN CHARLESTON AND WHY: Charleston Fashion Week, an entire week devoted to my passion … are you kidding? ; )

JOB: Attorney / fashion photographer

TALENTS/HOBBIES: Photography, painting, cooking, triathlons, studying guitar, and a bit of carpentry.

SONG THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOU: “Feelin’ Good” by Nina Simone ON A SATURDAY NIGHT, YOU ARE USUALLY: cooking lots of food and drinking wine with my family and closest friends

MUSIC YOU ARE LISTENING TO: Brendan James BEST THING ABOUT CHARLESTON: The city has managed to preserve a respect for a balanced quality of life


Bluegrass and oysters? Join Sandy Nivens and Gary Payne of the Bluestone Ramblers for a night of traditional bluegrass. The event starts at 9 p.m. at Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ, 2209 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island.


Charleston’s fashion community is uniting to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Retailers and designers will offer markdowns up to 75 percent off and provide shoppers with a sneak peek into the cutting-edge trends for next season. There will be complimentary champagne, cocktails and music. $10. Charleston Center for Photography, 654D King St.

and a charmingly simple way of living. WORST THING ABOUT CHARLESTON: Hard for us to retain the really bright ambitious young professionals; we lose so many of them to bigger cities. FAVORITE BOOK: “Count of Monte Cristo,” by Alexandre Dumas IN LOVE?: I still get butterflies. IF YOUR FRIENDS DESCRIBED YOU IN ONE WORD, WHAT

WOULD IT BE?: Intense and diverse (now, why don’t people let me play Scrabble again?) HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF, IN ONE WORD: Happy. THINGS YOU DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME: Photography, crosstraining, cooking , international travel, spending time with family and friends BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: LOL ... ask me when it’s over.


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t’s hot out there this summer. Now I’m not talking kinda hot. I’m talking pack-of-litfirecrackers-on-the-hood-ofa-black-car-being-driven-byMarisa-Miller hot. So what can you do to combat the rising temperatures? Well, you can take a cold shower or move to Greenland OR you can take one of my sure-fire tips for beating morale while quickly/sexily the heat. moving employees from the parking lot to the office. Enjoy an Italian Ice. Down your pants. Don’t Shoot LeBron in the knee. waste that chilly goodness Wait. Sorry. That only by putting it in your mouth. works if you’re dealing with We’re trying to lower your the capital “H” Heat. Forget core body temperature, not I mentioned this one. Serigive you a blue tongue. ously. Van Gundy, don’t get any ideas. Ask your employer about their Slip ’n Slide Program. Drink lemonade. Due to tough economic This probably won’t help all times many companies have that much when it comes to dropped their 401(k) match- lowering your temperature, ing or pension programs. but if you try mixing it with a But don’t despair. Ask your little vodka, I can assure you human resources departyour workday will go a LOT ment if your company is one faster. of the forward-thinking few that participates in the Slip Use an umbrella. ’n Slide Program, a cost-efSure you’ll look like an 87fective way to boost office year-old grandma, but who

cares? Would you rather be like the fat guy in accounting who sweats through his jacket just getting on and off the elevator or the savvy cat who’s never without portable shade? Swallow your pride and rock the parasol. Encourage your children to play outside. “Wait. That doesn’t make sense,” you’re probably saying. And you’re right. Summertime heat can be dangerous for kids, especially if they aren’t properly hydrated. But let’s be honest: You don’t want to get stuck watching “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” and “iCarly” do you? (NOTE: Let’s all be cool and just pretend I had to Google those.) So toss them a Gatorade and turn them loose. And tell them to grab you an Italian Ice while they’re out.

stacked cases of beer in the convenience store’s walk-in freezer or in your comfortable beach chair? Plus, that way you don’t have to rip into your chair later when you’re looking for a cold drink. Wear more mesh. Before you immediately dismiss this one, answer me this: What’s more annoying, sweating through your pants and onto your cloth desk chair or being called Right Said Fred by your co-workers? I’ll take “I’m too sexy for this chair” for the win, Alex. By following these handy tips on staying cool, you’ll be the envy of all your friends. Or, at the very least, the laughing stock.

Bryce Donovan realizes the irony of a complete nerd giving tips on hot to be cool, Carry a beach chair but he doesn’t care. Reach around with you. him at 937-5938 or bdonoIntuition might tell you that lightening your load during For more, check out his blog, hot summer days would be “The Bryce is Write,” or follow the way to go, but answer me him on Twitter at www.twitthis: Would you rather sit on

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mmy nominations were announced last week. While the Oscars is my preferred awards show, I am so pumped to see a bunch of my favorite series get nominations that I might tune in. And with the telecast being Aug. 29, there’s time to catch any unseen shows and pick favorites. “The Pacific,” an HBO 10part miniseries, topped the list with 24 nominations. I have not seen the miniseries, a World War II-themed show sometimes compared to the respected HBO “Band of Brothers,” but raking in that many nominations might get me to hibernate one weekend and watch the whole series. “Glee,” which I wrote about last week, pulled in 19 nominations. Now, I like “Glee,” which follows a high school glee club as it prepares for competitions, but I don’t really know how it pulled off so many nominations. Two of my favorite shows,

really well-made show, even if Don and Betty Draper aren’t the best role models. “Modern Family” scored 14 nominations, which definitely surprised me. I’ve caught several episodes, but the comedy series following three interconnected modern families isn’t really my speed. And “True Blood” “30 Rock” and “Mad Men,” got nominated in the outgot tons of recognition, with standing drama category. I definitely never expected 15 and 17 nominations a that guilty pleasure vampire pop. Tina Fey is one of the show to be in Emmy tercoolest, so any chance for ritory, but it rounds out a her to be recognized for category filled with shows anything is awesome. Her Liz Lemon character on “30 about criminal teachers, serial killers, lawyers, castRock” is funny and quirky, aways and ad men. and the show never fails to Other nominated shows entertain, even if it overdoes I’m happy about include the single woman with bad “Breaking Bad” and “Dexeating habits storyline a ter.” Both shows question little. “Mad Men,” set in fictional morals, presenting characters who typically would be 1960s New York advertisbad guys as the guy you root ing office Sterling Cooper, for. stars Jon Hamm, who also “Breaking Bad,” nomiappeared in and was nominated in seven categories, nated for a handful of “30 Rock” episodes as Dr. Drew just finished its third seaBaird, aka Mr. Good Look- son. It seems like a lot of ing, and January Jones. It’s a people don’t know about the

AMC show, but everyone I know who watches it loves it. Bryan Cranston (the dad from “Malcolm in the Middle”) plays a high school chemistry teacher with terminal cancer who becomes a criminal in order to save money for his family. Showtime’s “Dexter,” which earned three nominations, follows Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a blood analyst for the police by day and serial killer by night. This past season featured an incredibly creepy guest spot by John Lithgow. And if you need another reason to look forward to the Emmy show, Conan O’Brien got nominated for “The Tonight Show,” (but Jay Leno didn’t). Score! Sure, Conan has done all right for himself since leaving NBC — his new show on TBS starts in November — but it still wasn’t cool that he lost “The Tonight Show.” Who knows if he’ll win, but I’m all about some CoCo attention.

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ost of the sold-out crowd at McCrady’s that night had no idea what was about to hit them. Even the initiated, who had heard some of the musicians in other bands, had to brace themselves. Tumbao, a new Latin jazz band around the area, let loose with elegant, shimmering ensemble playing that touched those there like good art should: in the mind, body and spirit. The occasion was June 6 during the Piccolo Spoleto’s Upstairs at McCrady’s, which is produced by Jazz Artists of Charleston. The music loped, rollicked and grooved with clear, simple melodies rolling atop intricate, driven rhythms. The band and the audience became one before the end of the first tune. You couldn’t help but surrender to the artistry before you.

ist Gino Castillo and bassist Jake Holwegner. I knew them all except Gino, the conga player. So I sought him out after the gig to say hello. Well, meeting him was like getting re-acquainted with an old friend. Just like his music, he was very forthcoming, resolute and pleasant. It turns out, he had been What a joyride it was. Really “bumpin’,” as the young here from the New York City area for two months, people say today. hanging out with Fernando Tumbao has roots in a and learning the scene. Lowcountry salsa favorite, I, for one, am tickled to Havanason, the hit band at death that he came out with JACs Cuban Block Party at Marion Square in the spring Fernando that night. He brought a rhythmic feel that of 2008. It’s led by Fernando Rivas, made the band just take off. What’s even more excitGrammy- and Emmy-award ing is the prospect of these winning pianist, composer band members being woven and arranger, and David Heywood, a first-call flutist into the Charleston Jazz Orchestra for its Sept. 25 and percussionist and eduperformance of Latin Night cator. II, a reprise of last SeptemJoining them that night were drummer and vocalist ber’s smash concert at the Charleston Music Hall. Ron Wiltrout, percussion-


Gino Castillo drummed with joy at McCrady’s last month.

CJO conductor Charlton Singleton is in hot pursuit. It should be a gas. Fernando says of Gino’s music, “Gino’s playing is solid and tasteful. He’s a great musician with great instincts and a lot of heart.” Gino, who has been taught by many percussion masters, is from Ecuador. The conguero has sojourned in Cuba and the northeastern United States before coming to coastal South Carolina. With colleagues he’s already found and the thriving live music scene here, he should prosper. You can catch Tumbao at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at Voodoo Lounge in Avondale. The band is closing out the lounge’s Summer Jazz Series, now a very successful live jazz staple. In fact, hats off to proprietors Jen and Mike for their Please see JAZZ, Page 11E

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For better or worse: Thoughts on Lowcountry’s music scene Special to The Post and Courier

Thumbs up The last day of the week always has had a special place in rock ’n’ roll, particularly the evening. For Elton John, Saturday night was all right for fighting; the Bay City Rollers turned it into a spelling bee; and Lynyrd Skynyrd, a commentary on the use of deadly force. Last Saturday, I was at the Tin Roof in West Ashley and wanted only one thing: to rock out. In fact, the older I get, that’s what I seem to want all the time: rock ’n’ roll that is loud, hard, that doesn’t make me think and doesn’t try to. In my other jobs, I concern myself with politics all week. On Saturday night, I want those heavy issues to be the least of my concerns. And The Shaniqua Brown did the trick. This excellent local band gets straight to the point, delivering highenergy rock ’n’ roll through a fantastic performance set at a furious pace. Loud guitars? Check. Slammin’ drums? Check. Good JAZZ From Page 10E

longtime support of live music. One of the most important things about Latin music is its grounding in authenticity. While difficult to play, it’s a simple music that has developed over time with styles and traditions. Check out Fernando on the tumbao rhythm: “In Afro-Cuban music tumbao refers to the pattern established by congas and

country with good original music, there doesn’t seem to be as much of a scene as there used to be. In the days when Jump, Little Children, The Working Title and Number One Contender would pack the Music Farm, groups such as Red Handed (now Roadrunner recording artists Madam Adam), Leslie and songs? All of them—didn’t Wormbelly were drawing hear a clunker in the bunch. large crowds, and bands If The Shaniqua Brown such as 1984, Maytag and had any bad songs, I probMatter were local mainably wouldn’t have noticed stays, you’d see a lot of anyway because its perforthe same people — band mance is simply that superb. members and music fans in Of course, the best band in general — out at the same the world isn’t any good if places, creating at least it doesn’t have a solid front some sense of a musical man, and singer Rachel Kate community. Gillon makes this already Perhaps I’m simply out of good band great, jumping, the loop, but I don’t get the jiving and wailing to the sense that this really exists audience’s delight. Guitar anymore, or at least at the player Thomas Concannon level in once did. Of course, keeps his sound raw the en- I’ve also always been of the tire set while also jumping opinion that if you have a around like a madman. good enough band (such Reminding me, at least in as The Shaniqua Brown), spirit, of the local rock band it doesn’t really matter if Leslie, The Shaniqua Brown there’s a “scene.” Still, it nevsimply doesn’t mess around. er hurts to have an enduring and eager audience to help Thumbs down appreciate quality bands, and their quantity certainly While music venues conseems to have declined. tinue to provide the Lowbass (also piano and/or guitar) over which the rest of an ensemble rests. “It is also sometimes used to refer to the individual repetitive pattern played by either bass or piano (or guitar). “In New York, Puerto Rican musicians sometimes refer to the full percussion tumbao as ‘masacote.’ “Literally translated, the word tumbao comes from the verb ‘tumbar’ or ‘knock over,’ probably best describing the rhythmic sensation

provoked by the constant syncopation in Afro-Cuban music.” Tumbao is making it a little hotter around here this summer. With the jazz gods blessings, maybe for a long time to come. Take it from me. They’ll knock you over. Just ask the people at McCrady’s that night. Jack McCray, author of “Charleston Jazz,” can be reached at jackjmccray@aol. com.


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Ancient healing art helps writer

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hen I first decided to try acupuncture to overcome a common cold, I was terrified of the needles. I imagined that tetanus shot when I was 5 and was ready to chain myself to my chair lest someone try to take me to the doc. But after hearing one testimonial after another about how acupuncture had helped friends with pain, anxiety, colds and flu as well as digestive problems, I thought, I can be brave. I can do this. And what I experienced was quite different from what I had expected. When my acupuncturist slid that first needle into my arm, I felt a tingling sensation and pressure but not the discomfort of shots or having blood drawn. During the treatment, I became incredibly relaxed, almost euphoric. My cold was markedly improved the next day and gone altogether within another couple of

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Chad Houfek works at Charleston Community Acupuncture. days. I was hooked. After that, I made acupuncture a part of my regular health care, but I could only go so often before it started to weigh on my wallet. There are a lot of places to go in Charleston for treatment: Charleston Community Acupuncture, Re-Soul Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chinese Acupuncture & Herbs, Acupuncture and Wellness of Charleston LLC, Clinic of Acupuncture and more. I went to see an acupuncturist when I was having severe neck and shoulder pain. At the clinic where I went, in order to keep costs down, patients are seen in a group

setting: They just roll up their pant legs and sleeves and lounge in comfy recliners. And I must admit, there was something reassuring about being around other people who were receiving acupuncture. It was like a graceful dance between the acupuncturist, the needles and the patients. I watched him take patients’ pulses, tap hair-thin needles into their arms and legs and then step back as their faces assumed looks of tranquility. After my treatment, I felt relaxed and clear-headed with much less pain and greater range of movement.

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Arthur Allen loves tomatoes BY KATRINA ROBINSON

Salon Couture’s ‘Blowout’ A works miracle on hair

Special to The Post and Courier

rthur Allen’s latest book is “Ripe: The Search for the Perfect Tomato.” His books can be purchased through and at major bookstores. Q: Tell me about your latest book, “Ripe.” A: It’s a freewheeling romp through Tomatoland, equal parts history, science and journalism. I picked tomatoes with Mam- and Popti-speaking farm workers for subminimum wages in southern Florida, explored the processing tomato industry of China, climbed Mt. Vesuvius in search of dry-farmed piennolo tomatoes, ate my way through organic cherry tomato fields in Baja, Calif., with master breeder Kanti Rawal and examined the


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glass. I’d never seen it look that flat, and I was totally loving it. But then Erica shocked me by saying we were going to rinse out my hair. What?!? After all that time spent straightening it? This is a crucial step, though, because after the hair is rinsed out, a deep conditioner is applied for about five minutes. The final step is blowdrying again. But this time it took about 15 minutes, and my hair was dry. It was pretty incredible, but it wasn’t until a few days later when I was caught in a thunderstorm that the true value of the Brazilian Blowout was revealed. My hair dried completely smooth and frizz-free. And just like that, I was a believer. The Brazilian Blowout costs about $300, can last up to 12 weeks, and the treatment in the salon takes about 90 minutes. It’s formaldehyde-free and works on any type of hair. To locate a salon in the area that provides the

of blood runs through the tomato story. And it was a way for me to learn a bit about the farming and food business, to demystify it for myself. Q: What are you currently working on? A: A book about typhus under Nazi rule. I am focusing on two Polish typhus vaccine researchers, a Jew and a Catholic, neither religious, who used the Nazi fear of the louse and its diseases to save lives under conditions that ranged from awkward to gruesome to simply too horrible almost for words. Q: What advice would you give to local writers? A: Get another job if you want to make money. Otherwise, what is there to say except follow your passion, work hard and try to find new things?

Sweetgrass Pavilion at Wild Dunes

(In Front of Harbor Course)

7:00pm - 10:00pm $50 per person Benefitting:

MUSC Pediatric Leukemia Research ERICA DODSON

The Brazilian Blowout treatment leaves hair frizz-free. Here are before (left) and after (right) photos of Rebekah Bradford’s hair. treatment or to read more about it, go to

Concert is part of

The Monica Kreber Golf Tournament R60-346981

’m a natural skeptic. Believing the hype about anything is not part of my DNA. But last week, I tried a hair treatment that has literally changed my life. It’s called a Brazilian Blowout and is more of a smoothing treatment than a straightening one. What it does is leave hair 100 percent frizz-free, glossy, super-conditioned and manageable. Better still, blow-drying hair is done in a fraction of the time. Last week, I went to see my stylist, Erica Dodson, at Salon Couture on King Street for one of these treatments. She and another stylist, Kelly Hylton, are the only two at the salon certified to do the treatment. I was excited but a little doubtful that it would make my hair, which is thick, wavy and prone to frizz, look like the pictures in the brochure. The first thing Erica did was wash my hair with an anti-residue shampoo. This removes any build-up the hair might have and allows the solution to coat the hair evenly. Then, she sectioned off my hair into four parts and combed the solution through it. The next step was blowdrying my hair smooth with a round brush that took almost 40 minutes. She used a flat iron heated to 450 degrees to completely straighten my hair, sealing the product into it. When she was finished, my hair was as smooth as

history of the mechanical tomato processor and the simultaneously developed mechanically processed tomato. Q: What is it about tomatoes that you like so much? A: I like tomatoes about as much as the next guy or gal. When they are good, they are very, very good and when they are bad, they are ... nutritious. What I found interesting was the amount of passion centered upon them, because they seem to embody a lot of our thoughts about what food should be, our memories of childhood eating experiences, our suspicion of genetic modification and commercialization of food in general, even our sense of social justice. A lot

Call Mimi Dorman at MUSC Children’s Hospital 843-792-0350

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Milhouse is a band formed by childhood friends.


Potter brings magic to the stage

Performing Friday at Home Team BBQ


harleston-based quartet Milhouse first floated to the surface from the competitive underworld of garage bands and house party jam bands in 2005 with the release of its sophomore album “Tales of Woe and Yay.” The band of childhood friends showcase a captivating blend of classical instrumentation with more contemporary styles ranging from jam band to alternative rock. Revealing heavy influences from Keller Williams’ light and airy guitar looping and Widespread Panic’s percussion-heavy style, Milhouse doesn’t shy away from their music idols. The band recorded its sixsong EP, “A Rare Collection of Birds,” at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, N.C., in early 2008 with producer

Danny Kadar (My Morning Jacket, Iggy Pop, Avett Brothers). The result was a very raw, much more serious and slightly darker album than “Tales” and Milhouse emerging from being just another college town house band and into a realm of critical notice. The band has also earned considerable attention from several prominent peers having performed with the likes of Zac Brown Band, Cowboy Mouth, J.J. Grey and Mofro and others. Milhouse will perform Friday at Home Team BBQ, 1205 Ashley River Road. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. Show starts at 10:30 p.m. Call 225-7427 or visit www.hometeambbq. com for more information.

Grace Potter and The Nocturnals will play the Windjammer on July 20. BY MARGARET MCAVOY

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started singing when I was tiny, before I can even remember,” said Grace Potter, lead singer of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. “I demanded to perform. I loved the lights, the stage and I still love showing people what I am capable of.” Budding fame hasn’t gotten to her, said Potter, who added she thought she was famous the moment she stepped foot on stage at 4 years old. Although her band has been nationally recognized, the lead singer said she has stayed close to her roots and – Matthew Godbey is enjoying every minute of

if you go WHO: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, presented by 105.5 FM The Bridge. WHEN: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. WHERE: The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms. COST: $15 at the door. HEAR THE MUSIC: INFO: 886-8596, WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Go to, and add your opinion about the concert.

the limelight. The widespread popularity has come differently than Potter expected. “There hasn’t been too much insanity. We all have to find our own way to enjoy it.” With the rest of the summer booked with shows, members of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are liv-

ing hectic lives. But Potter said they wouldn’t have it any other way. It has been a long road for the Vermontbased band, and now efforts are starting to pay off. Recently releasing the group’s third and first selftitled album, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will be playing Tuesday at the


Windjammer on the Isle of Palms. While producing its first self-titled album, the band had simple goals in mind. “When we started making it, we had two goals. One, for the band to be on the cover. And two, for it to be up-tempo,” she said. “And both of those things happened.” Potter, who admitted it was a little scary, explored the co-writing process for the album. Band producer Mark Batson and Potter cowrote six of the 13 songs. Potter originally had other names in mind for the album, but after it came together so smoothly, the Please see POTTER, Page 16E

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Catch Tift Merritt at The Pour House Saturday. JASON FRANK ROTHENBERG

ift Merritt says her fourth studio album, “See You on the Moon” is diverse and artistic in a way that is unlike her previous albums. She had time to talk about the album, her inspirations and musical stories as she prepares for a show at the Pour House on Saturday. Q: Your father taught you to play guitar. Tell us about your relationship with him. A: My dad and I are super close and I think it is really a lot of fun for both of us. He’s come on tour with me. He is just a super great guy. He taught to me much more than guitar. Q: Your husband and your drummer, Zeke Hutchins, has had a large influence on your career. What is it like working with him

if you go WHO: Tift Merritt. WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday. WHERE: The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway. COST: $16 at, all Cat’s Music and Monster Music locations. HEAR HER MUSIC: www.

every day? A: Working together is an endless force of fun and support. It’s just like any partnership. The longer and deeper you go, the more rewarding it is. We have had a chance to grow up together musically. We have always been good at working together, but we’ve gotten better over the years. It has been fun, we really spend each day together. But it doesn’t mean I don’t want to ring his neck and that he doesn’t want to ring mine, but we are very lucky. INFO: 571-4343 or www. WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Go to, and add your opinion about the concert.

Q: How has your creative writing ability influenced your songwriting ? A: Well, for me this whole thing that I am doing comes from wanting to be a writer. I think when you are coming along, you think you’re going to be doing this and then you end up doing something else. I feel like I am doing what I should be doing. I would never do what I am doing on stage if I weren’t a writer first. Q: Talk about your new album. How is it different from your previous ones?

A: I really wanted something natural and I wanted a direct record. This was a record we did not labor over. We kind of got out of the way and tried to preserve the music. We tried to weave in as much openness into it as possible. You know, I think as much as I tell my work what to do, it usually ends up telling me what to do. And that works out a lot better. Q: Every song on the album is written with a deeper meaning. Where does your inspiration come from? A: Sometimes it’s that you just get to a place that you know how to express yourself. It sounds very simple, but I write about the things that are close to me. Like the people I love and the things that are mysterious. I write about what people wrestle with every day or the things that we feel. Life is pretty full of stories, sometimes you have to just slow down and let them tap you on the shoulder.




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Harper Blynn rocks out for ‘Generation’ BY CHRISTINA ELMORE Special to The Post and Courier


rooklyn, N.Y-based indie band Harper Blynn will be making a return trip to Charleston on July 22 while promoting the release of its new album, “Loneliest Generation.” The group performed last summer at the Tin Roof in Charleston. It will be performing July 22 at the Pour House on Maybank Highway. “The band loved Charleston and we are very excited to come back and play,” said member J. Blynn. Band members include Pete Harper (guitar, keyboard), J. Blynn (guitar), Sarab Singh (drums) and Dutch bass player Whynot LAUREN DUKOFF Jansveld. Jansveld’s first name, “Take a Bow” is Greg Laswell’s third full-length which is real, often draws a release for Vanguard records. lot of attention. “I always say it’s my own BY MARGARET MCAVOY anything different. It wasn’t fault for having a name that is also a legitimate question. really until I was almost Special to The Post and A rhetorical question at finished with the record Courier that,” Jansveld said. that I realized it was differFormerly known as Pete reg Laswell’s newest ent. There are several happy release shows off the songs, there is a sarcastic one and J, the band underwent a and there is an angry one. It’s name change with the addibrighter side of his tion of Singh and Jansveld to character. Laswell will make got a lot more of a variety. Q: What was the inspira- Harper and Blynn’s original his first appearance at The tion behind “Take a Bow”? duo. Pour House on July 22. “The name change has A: I think I always write in He talked about his latest the mirror of my eyes. When been surprisingly easy, album, “Take a Bow.” much easier than we Q: “Take a Bow” is differ- I write, I write in the mothought it would be,” Blynn ent from previous albums. ment. And right now, I am said. “I think some of our doing much better, personWhy do you think it came ally and professionally. Natu- fans were a little sad to see out that way? rally, that has just showed up our old name go, but people A: It was recorded in across the country are liking in my music as well. Flagstaff, Ariz. I spent five Harper Blynn. Q: What is your songmonths there recording. I writing process? can’t really point to a specific thing though. I am sure A: I am just in a constant certain songs came out dif- state of writing. When I POTTER From Page 14E ferent because there was less get an idea, I write it down. And when its time to write a decision was easy. distraction. song, I just go back through Q: When it was time to “The name came from the produce your third album, my ideas. In a way, I kind amount of electrifying enof shop through my ideas. I ergy that went in to the projdid you have any goals in rarely sit down and write a mind? ect. I had a million ideas, song all out once. A: I didn’t set out to do but this is the album that is a

Greg Laswell dishes on his new album


Harper Blynn will open for Greg Laswell at The Pour House on July 22.

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“We wanted a name that felt like a band, rather than two people. It’s also confusing when four people show up if your name is Pete and J.” The addition of Singh and Jensveld enhanced the group’s musical possibilities in a way that increases its versatility and ultimately betters its sound, he said. “If you know you have two incredibly talented and creative guys playing bass and drums, a folk song can suddenly become an electro-pop track, or whatever lets the song speak loudest,” Blynn said. “Having those possibilities in your brain when you sit down to write certainly affects how you approach writing new songs.” When asked to describe Harper Blynn’s musical style, Blynn said “we are a

dangerous cocktail of hair, songs, groove and mansinging.” Along with playing the guitar and keyboard, Harper and Blynn also function as the group’s main songwriters. “Pete and I write constantly, and we’re already working new songs into our live set,” he said. “We’re hoping to start recording some of these songs sometime in the fall, even if its just an EP, or the start of a full length record. But generally, we don’t ever want to be stagnant. “We’re gonna tour on ‘Loneliest Generation’ and give it its due shot, but we’re already thinking ahead to our next set of songs, cause they’re going to be better,” Blynn said. Though new to the music business, the group has seen

success. Paste Magazine named the group its No. 1 favorite discovery at the College Music Journal Music Marathon in 2009. “We were very psyched. It was our first piece of real press, an actual moment we could hold onto. Those moments don’t come often in the music business,” Blynn said. “Often it’s a very slow build with very few visible markers. That moment was a confidence boost for us, and we were absolutely not expecting it.” According to Blynn, the group’s first music video will be coming out soon and will be made for the song that inspired the album’s title, “Loneliest Generation.” Blynn said that the video will involve Abraham Lincoln costumes, mailbox smashing and a bonfire. “I think we have something very real to offer in a time when there’s so much emphasis on image and style, and people are craving it,” he said. “I think all we have to do is get our music and ourselves in front of people and they’ll latch on to what we’re doing.”

clear statement of how hard we worked. It had to be selftitled.” Always listening to Sirius radio or Pandora, Potter said she finds inspiration in everything she hears. But it isn’t only listening to music.

Potter’s inspiration comes from those closest to her. Band members Matt Burr (drummer), Scott Tournet (guitarist), Catherine Popper (bassist) and Benny Yurco (rhythm guitarist) constantly bring new ideas

and sounds to the table, she said. “Matt and Scott are responsible for convincing me to play,” Potter said. “They pushed the boundaries. They forced me to think faster, deeper and harder.”

WHO: Greg Laswell, Cary Brothers and Harper Blynn. WHEN: July 22 9 p.m. WHERE: The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway. COST: $12 at, all Cat’s Music and Monster Music locations. HEAR THE MUSIC: INFO: 571-4343 or WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Go to and add your opinion about the concert.

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When one thinks of Cyndi Lauper, inevitably the melody from her first, and still biggest, ’80s hit, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” comes to mind. While Lauper has undeniably cemented her image in the world of pop music, the singer has also recorded music in other genres. Her 2003 release, “At Last,” featured covers of songs by artists as diverse as Edith Piaf, Etta James and Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs.” On her latest effort, “Memphis Blues,” Lauper tackles the titular style admirably with an album that couples her distinctive voice with the included blues classics much better than one would expect. It certainly doesn’t hurt that she employs the talents of B.B. King, Charlie Musslewhite, and Johnny Lang on the album. Rather than becoming simply a blues album sung by a pop star, though, Lauper manages to rise to the challenge, producing vocals that are earthy and organic, while still leaving no doubt as to who is doing the singing. Nearly 30 years after the release of her debut, “She’s So Unusual,” Lauper continues to explore her musical surroundings, with the rewards going to the listener. KEY TRACKS: “Early in the Mornin’,” “Rollin’ and Tumblin’,” “Crossroads”




While anyone who knows me is aware that I am far from a fan of Celine Dion, it’s also known that I will admit that the singer has made quite a career for herself. Even as schmaltzy as her music might be, her wealth and influence have allowed her to pay for the best of everything, including musicians and stage designers for her tours. On the CD/DVD combo package that documents her most recent world tour, the artist, who apparently now insists on being called simply Celine, belts out her hits on a spectacularly designed stage that features conveyor belts, moving video screens, and elevated platforms. Her band and dancers are top-notch, and in all honesty, anyone who might be a Celine fan will probably enjoy this CD. The biggest problem with the program is Celine’s choice of covers. Whether it is a tribute to the rock band Queen, a medley of classic R&B hits, or a cover of Tina Turner’s “River Deep Mountain High,” the renditions by Celine drain the songs of any of the life injected by the tune’s originators. Still, while she’s murdering those songs, she looks great doing so. KEY MOMENT: The embarrassingly awful “tribute” to Queen




Take a band whose members hail from both Canada and California, stick them in Brooklyn and hook them up with producer Bryce Goggin (Sean Lennon, Pavement, The Ramones), and the result is “Electric Toys,” the new album by The Dig. Featuring a sound that has tinges of the classic rock sound without sounding retro on purpose, The Dig has crafted an album on which just about every song is undeniably catchy. “Carry Me Home,” which kicks off the CD, is a beautiful but bittersweet slice of California rock that includes a taste of latter-day Cars keyboards, while “Two Sisters in Love” sounds like The Beatles decided to record with The Posies. The whole album has a darker, dreamlike vibe, and the band should be commended for maintaining that feeling through the entire collection of songs. This is definitely an album that will have you paying attention. KEY TRACKS: “Carry Me Home,” “Two Sisters in Love,” “Look Inside”


John Brannen BRAVADO

(Sly Dog)

Back when he was newly signed to Mercury Records, singer-songwriter John Brannen was sent out to tour with a couple of other up-and-coming acts on the Mercury roster. The tour went well, and at its end, the three artists went their separate ways. Oh, I guess I should mention that the other two artists were Shania Twain and Toby Keith. While Brannen’s career trajectory has certainly not followed the same path as those two country superstars, in a way that’s a good thing. Brannen has always insisted on doing things his own way. Brannen’s done just fine for himself over the years, releasing several albums of distinctly Americana music. “Bravado,” Brannen’s latest, is one of his best collections of songs yet. Engineered by David Z, who also recorded Brannen last year when he performed at the Footlight Players Theatre downtown, the album features Brannen tunes co-written by the likes of Jack Tempchin, Gary Nicholson and Danny Tate. There is also a great cover of The Byrds’ “Hickory Wind.” With songwriting of this quality, perhaps Brannen still might rise to the same career heights as his old tourmates, although truthfully, I doubt Brannen really cares about that. KEY TRACKS: “Raised a Rebel,” “Hickory Wind,” “Hoodoo Highway”


– By Devin Grant, Special to The Post and Courier

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The heart, and harp, of

Meet Quasiphonics and its kaleidoscope of sound

Timbre Cierpke


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aron Firetag and John Durham decided to write a reggae song together in 2006. This seemingly inconsequential event birthed the all-encompassing sound circus known as Quasiphonics. Quasiphonics has two incarnations. The first version features a core quartet, with Firetag on mandolin, Durham on guitar and the rhythm section filled out by Richard Horton on bass and Jonathan Peace and Stuart White alternating on percussion. The four-piece instrumental act is accented by a large musical collective made up of local Charleston musicians, including keyboardist Sam Sfirri and Ben Wells. The music is eclectic and diverse, ranging from funk and reggae to post-rock and prog-rock. The alter-ego of Quasiphonics features female vocalist Erin Kinard, with Firetag and Durham on mandolin and guitar, respectively. These specific songs embody a folky twang, smoothed over evenly with Kinard’s smoky, soulful voice. Recordings of both embodiments of Quasiphonics can be found on their MySpace page. Quasiphonics has been playing gigs at Taco Boy and Kickin’ Chicken downtown regularly, but they’ve managed to gig out of town as well. So far, they’ve played in Columbia, Asheville, N.C., and Raleigh, to mention a few. The quartet has two upcoming shows. The first is at The Pour House with Charleston jamster Weigh Station and Pinna from Columbia. The second show is July 23 at The Tin Roof with Go For Launch, a jazz-rock outfit from New Rochelle,

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MEMBERS: Aaron Firetag (mandolin), John Durham (guitar), Richard Horton (bass), Jonathan Peace (drums), Stuart White (drums) ORIGINALLY FROM: Charleston (Firetag and Peace); Stanton, Va. (Durham); Jersey Shore, N.J. (Horton); Atlanta (White) WEBSITE: SEE THEM NEXT: July 18 at The Pour House with Weigh Station and Pinna and July 23 at The Tin Roof with Go For Launch

N.Y. Charleston Scene caught up with Durham and Firetag to get the lowdown on their hot, sassy jams. Q: How did the band start? Firetag: Well, the band started one day at my Queen Street homestead from back in the day. We were listening to some reggae music from the band Midnight. John looked over at me and said, “Do you feel like writing a reggae song?” We kind of took it from there. We wanted to do something along the dubbish vein. Q: Why do you write the music that you play? Durham: Escapism. Most of the songs are pretty triumphant to come from such a curmudgeon like me. They all build to a moment of elation or relief, a little moment of Zen. Q: How has your sound evolved over the past three or four years? Firetag: It’s changed

amazingly. From meandering, jamming a few reggae chords, to really just a wellwritten, thought-out song. We’re trying to be a wellrounded, well-versed band. The more well-rounded we are, the more people we can touch at one show. Durham: I just want to connect with people. The most comfortable I ever am is when I’m playing guitar. I tend to be more introverted the older I get, and more extroverted musically. I want everyone in the collective to know how much they mean to us, even if they’ve only played with us once or twice. We have these songs that we wrote with just the two of us, and it’s interesting to hear how different a song can be with different people, and how much of their image they add to it. The natural thing is for it to move closer and closer to a handful of guys, but I’m trying to keep the collective alive.

Timbre will perform at Eye Level Art on July 20. BY ELIZABETH BOWERS

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WHO: Timbre and The Soil & The Sun with Joel Hamilton WHEN: 8-11 p.m. Tuesday WHERE: 103 Spring St. EMAIL: TICKETS: $8 in advance and $10 the day of the show. Purchase through the gallery by calling 278-2374. Student presale tickets are $5. WEBSITE:

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hen I was young, my mom used to take the seats of our minivan and slide her harp through the back. My sister and I would squeeze in on the sides of the instrument and fit where we could. Timbre Cierpke’s harp comes first too. The touring musician says, “My harp always has to be in a van. And the temperature has to be between 45 and 75 degrees, so we have to unload it when we get to the hotel. Load it back up to take to the show. Unload it when we get home. The harp has priority. If there’s a room with air conditioning, the harp gets it.” Cierpke has been playing the harp for 18 years, professionally for eight. She tours under her first name, Timbre, with an ensemble of seven. She heads to Charleston on July 20 to play at Eye Level Art. When described as an indie harpist, Cierpke counters, “I don’t really know how to describe myself. If I’m forced, I usually go with folk rock,

because it’s quiet and intimate, which is the nature of the instrument.” Cierpke has been touring with her ensemble for a year; they wrote and recorded the album “Little Flowers” together. The title was chosen while Cierpke was struggling to play unfinished music for the ensemble on a bandmate’s family farm outside of Chicago. “This was the first time I had written with other people. Usually I write everything then teach people their parts. I was nervous to play an unfinished piece,” she said. “(I) wondered what they would think when they saw my imperfection.” While sharing her apprehension with best friend and fiddle player, Rachel Williams, the two women had a

moment. “(Bassist) William’s mom was walking through the kitchen, stopped and said to us, ‘I will go plant little flowers now.’ We both knew that that moment meant something. We were all in the midst of formation and weakness and struggle, and Rachel repeated, ‘I will go plant little flowers now.’ And I realized with my music that you have so much more love for something when you’ve seen it grow.” Cierpke draws inspiration from both classical and mainstream music. Listening to composers such as Debussy and Philip Glass, and bands Radiohead and Sigur Ross, she says she makes music that is as intimate as the harp itself. Cierpke describes the harp as “beautiful and sacred.”

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Modest Mouse will perform at The Music Farm on Tuesday.

The ‘tail’ behind the tunes: Modest Mouse concert sold out

know who listen to Modest Mouse (and generally have impeccable taste in music) declared this EP, released in n Tuesday, Modest 2009, to be a great “comeMouse will visit the Music Farm. Since they back” of the band’s original sound, after the radio hits a weren’t available for interfew years ago disappointed view, I decided to do a little some of the more hardcore research of my own about fans. what they’ve been doing The EP features a generous lately besides stopping in the eight-song romp, with aweHoly City. some titles like “King Rat,” The first time I heard of “History Sticks to Your Feet,” Modest Mouse I was at my and “The Whale Song.” If beach house, spending a you’re a fan of the band and weekend with my younger you haven’t heard it, it’s well sister, and her friend had worth a listen. The tracks are a sticker proclaiming the a good showcase of alternaband’s name on her jeep tive rock, yet they have that bumper. “Modest Mouse?” quirky character that keeps I thought to myself. “Is she them fresh and interesting. declaring HERSELF to be a Fans can also cling to the modest mouse?” hope that a new Modest Later, I learned they’re a Mouse album will be out band—and one that has enjoyed staying power since soon; front man Issac Brock the nineties. At the moment, has indicated via Pitchfork’s website that they have spent they’re keeping busy with time working in the studio their latest tour, celebrating this year, prior to the sumthe re-release of their 2000 album, The Moon and Ant- mer tour. The Music Farm show is currently sold out, arctica, which appeared on but there’s plenty of interestRecord Store Day in April. ing new material to wait for. The new vinyl release is the And speaking of interestfirst one since it went out of ing, I was pleasantly surprint five years ago. It features the original artwork in prised, being an English Prorestored condition, as well as fessor and all, to find that the name “Modest Mouse” actuthe infinite lock groove. ally came from a short story Modest Mouse’s latest EP, line by Virginia Woolfe, “No One’s First and You’re “The Mark on the Wall.” Next,” is bouncing off the No wonder their lyrics are walls of my house as I write so poetic. this. A lot of the people I


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ALLUETTE’S JAZZ CAFE: 137 Calhoun St. 737-0090. TonightSat: Oscar River Trio, 9:30 p.m.; Fri: Gerald Brazel, $30, 8 and 11 p.m.; Mon-Fri: Calvin Taylor, 11:30.Wed and Sun: Abe White, 4 p.m. AROMAS: 50 N. Market St. 7239588. Thurs: David Higgins Band, free, 8 p.m. Fri-Sat: Cotton Blue, 7 p.m. ART’S BAR AND GRILL: 413 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 849-3040. Tonight: Jeff Batman and Friends; Fri: Baby Fat; Sat: Fire Apes; Sun: Everett Bigbee; Mon: Open Mic; Tues: Danielle Howell: Wed: Ward and Joel. ATLANTICVILLE RESTAURANT AND WINES: 2063 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. 883-9452. Tue: Annie Boxell. AWENDAW GREEN: 4879 Hwy 17, North Awendaw. 452-1642. Wed: Stained Glass Wall w/ Mental Note, Will Lewis and John Lee, Free, 7 p.m. BAMBU: 604 Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant. 284-8229. Tonight: Henri Gates; Fri: Rob Lowe w/ Jefferson Coker; Sat: Will Lewis w/ Bekki Cait. BANANA CABANA: 1130 Ocean Blvd., IOP. 886-4360. Tonight: Peter Ledbetter, 6 p.m.; Fri-Sat: David Bethany, 7 p.m.; Sun: Skip Sullians, 6 p.m. Mon: Jef Wilson, 6 p.m.; Tues: Mark Shuler, 6 p.m.; Wed: Hugh Price, 6 p.m.; Thurs: Kevin Fox, 6 p.m. BLIND TIGER PUB: 38 Broad St. 577-0088. Tonight: Pork Chop, 9 p.m.; Fri-Sat; Hugh Price, 7:30 p.m.; Mon; Andy Baby Kit, 9 p.m.; Tues; Velvet Jones Duo, 9 p.m. Wed. Graham Whorley, Thurs: Pork Chop, 9 p.m. BLU RESTAURANT & BAR: 1 Center St., Folly Beach. 588-6658. BOWEN’S ISLAND RESTAURANT: 1870 Bowen Islands Rd. Folly Island. 795-2757. Fri: Open Jam w/ Smoky and Steve & Co., 7 p.m. BUDDY ROES SHRIMP SHACK: 1528 Ben Sawyer Blvd. 388-5270. Tonight: Shrimp City Slim w/ Juke Joint Johnny, 7 p.m.; 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. 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, Fri-Sat: Riccardo sings Opera and Italian songs, 7 p.m. DAILY DOSE: 1622 Highland Ave., James Island. 795-1010. Tues: Reggae Bingo. DORCHESTER LANES: 10015 Dorchester Rd., Summerville. 376-2200. Fri: Hed Shop Boys; Sat: Sound Dogs; Sun: Team Trivia w/ Bad Joke Tom; Mon and Wed: Karaoke w/ Rocky ; Tues: Acoustics w/ Brandon and Taylor. DROP-IN DELI: 32 B Center St., Folly Beach. (843) 633-0234 Tonight: Stratton Lawrence; Fri: Reid Stone w/ Campbell Brown; Mon: The Hawkes; Tues: Campbell Brown; Thurs: Stratton Moore w/ Stephen J. 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. EVO PIZZERIA: 1075 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston. 225-1796. Tonight: The Pulse Trio, 6:30 p.m. EYE LEVEL ART: 103 Spring St. 278 2374. Tues: Improve Music Night, $5, 8 p.m. FIERY RON’S SULLIVAN’S ISLAND: 2209 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. 883-3131. Tonight: Guilt

Ridden Troubadour, $5, 10 p.m.; Fri-Sat: Big Bill Morganfield, $10, 10:30 p.m.; Sun: Randall Bramblett Band, $10, 10 p.m.; Wed: Nite Ramble, 8:30 p.m.; Thurs: Jason and The Juggernauts, $3, 10 p.m. FIERY RON’S WEST ASHLEY: 1205 Ashley River Rd. 225-2278. Tonight: Bluestone Ramblers, 9 p.m.; Fri: Millhouse, $5, 10:30 p.m.; Mon: Open Mic, 8 p.m.; Tues: Whiskey n’ Ramblin’, 9:30 p.m.; Wed: Lowcountry Blues Clubs, 7 p.m.; Thurs: Blue Plantation, 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. FRESHFIELDS VILLAGE GREEN: Village Green Ln, Johns Island. 768-6491. ‘Music on the Green’ w/ Shrimp City Slim, 6 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 The Box Dance Party; Sat: Prologic 13 w/ Rumor has Wings and Setaparta HENRY’S BAR & RESTAURANT: 54 N. Market St. 723-4363. Tues: Tidal Jive, 10 p.m. THE HARBOR GRILLE: 360 Concord St. 853-5752. Tonight: Paper Cut Massacre; Sat: Overdrive; Tue: Big Hit and the Baby Kit; Wed: DJ Argento. JIMMY’S: 431 St. James Ave., Goose Creek. 553-8766. Fri: The Cool; Sat: Karaoke w/ Donny, 9 p.m.; Tues: Chris Sullivan. J’PAULZ: 1739 Maybank Hwy., James Island. 795-6995. Tonight: Gregory Scott w. Evan Armstrong. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 337 King St. 805-5020. Wed: Trivia, 10 p.m. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 1175 Folly Rd., James Island. 225-6996. Wed: Trivia, 9 p.m. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 1119 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 881-8734. 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 766-5292. Wed: Trivia, 9 p.m. KING STREET GRILLE: Fri: Patio Party, 6 p.m. KUDU COFFEE: 4 Vanderhorst St. 853-7186. Tonight: Chelsea Lynn Lebate, 8 p.m.; Sat: Harrison Ray, 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. LOCAL’S BAR: 1150 Queensborought Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 388-5114. Mon: Keith Bruce, 7 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. 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: Bil Krauss; Sat: Gig Dover Band; Sun: Blue Iguanas Band; Tues: Rene Russell on Palmetto Breeze Cruise, 6 p.m. MUSIC FARM: 32 Ann St. 5776989. Fri: Space Bash w/ Benloadin, Intermixture, MFJ and The Uncanny Arsenic, $10-15, 8 p.m.; Sat: The Smashing Pumpkins w/ Kill Hannah and Bad City, SOLD OUT, 8 p.m.; Tues: Modest Mouse, $35, 7 p.m. OASIS BAR AND GRILL: 778 Folly Rd., James Island. Tonight:

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Wolves and Jackals w/ Apocalyptic Visions and Sentinel; Sun: Safety Work Orange w/ Rushmore, Ascending Heights and White Rose; Tues: Dr. Orphyus Project; Thurs: Fusebox Poet w/ Swift Robinson and Will Divide. O’BRION’S PUB AND GRILLE: 520 Folly Rd., James Island. Sat: John Cusatis, 8:30 p.m. O’MALLEY’S: 549 King St. 8055000. Tue: Trivia, 7 p.m. OSCAR’S RESTAURANT: 207 W. 5th North St., Summerville. 871-3800. Tonight: Trivia, 7 p.m. PATRICK’S PUB: 1377 Ashley River Rd. 571-3435. Tonight: Karaoke, 9 p.m.; Sat: Drag Show. PAUL’Z: 1739 Maybank Hwy., Charleston. 442-4480. Tonight: Joe Clarke Quartet, 7 p.m. PELICAN’S NEST: 3772 Seabrook Island Rd., Seabrook Island. 768-2500. Fri: Two 3 Ways, 5 p.m.; Sat: Calvin Taylor, 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: Henri Gates, 7 p.m.; Sun: Elise Testone Duo, 6 p.m. THE POUR HOUSE: 1977 Maybank Highway. 571-4343. Tonight: George McConnell and The Nonchalants, $8-10, 9 p.m.; Fri: Tift Merritt w/ Dawn Landes and the Hounds, $16, 8 p.m.; Sat: The Greyhounds, 3 p.m.; Sun: The Hot Seats, 5 p.m., Weigh Station w/ Quasiphonics and Pinna, $5, 7 p.m.; Tues: Scholarsword w/ Steve Martinez, $5-7, 9 p.m.; Thurs: Greg Laswell w/ Cary Brothers and Harper Blynn, $12, 9 p.m. RED DRUM GASTROPUB: 803 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 849-0313. Wed: Triple Lindy, 9 p.m. RITA’S: 2 Center St., Folly Beach. 633-5330. Wed: Mac Leaphard and My Ragged Company, 7:30 p.m. THE ROCK LOUNGE: 1662 Savannah Hwy. 225-2200. Fri: Hed Rush, 8 p.m.; Sat: Dante’s Camaro, 8 p.m. SAND DOLLAR: 7 Center St., Folly Beach. 588-9498. Fri-Sun: Johnny Mac and Booty Ranch. SEEL’S OFF THE HOOK: 2213 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, 8835030: Fri and Sat: DJ C.Nile, 10

p.m.; Wed: The Bushels, 7 p.m. SEE WEE: 4808 Hwy. 17 N, Awendaw. 928-3609. Fri: Joey Carter; Sat: Blue Iguanas; Wed: DJ Snigger Snap; 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. Tonight: Salsa Night, 10 p.m.; Fri: Common Ground, 9:30 p.m.; Sat: Mark Miller Band, 10 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: Chris Tidestrome, 6 p.m.; Sat: The Gin House Boys, 6:30 p.m.; Mon: Singer and Songwriter Night, 8 p.m.; Tues: Trivia, 8 p.m.; Thurs: Calvin Taylor, 6 p.m. SURF BAR: 103 W Cooper Ave., Folly Beach. 588-2009. Wed: Campbell Brown. 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. Sun: Jason and The Juggernauts, $3, 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. 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. Sat: Now You See Them w/ Royal Tin Foil, 10 p.m.; Mon: Washington Square Park, 9 p.m. VOODOO: 15 Magnolia Rd. 769-0228. Gradual Lean Free, 9 p.m.

WET WILLIE’S: 209 East Bay St. 853-5650. Mon: Metal Mondays. WILD WING DOWNTOWN: 6 N. Market St. 722-9464. Tonight: DJ Party; Fri: Permanent Tourist; Sat: Liquid Ginger; Sun: Soulfish; Mon: Rotie Acoustic; Tues: Trivia; Wed: Diesel Brothers; Thurs: DJ Dance Party. WILD WING MT. PLEASANT: 664 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 971-9464. Tonight: Plane Jane; Fri: Good People; Sat: Soulfish; Sun: David Dunning; Tues: Trivia; Wed: Bill Johnson; Thurs: Plan Jane. WILD WING NORTH CHARLESTON: 7618 Rivers Ave., North Charleston. 818-9464. Tonight: Ed Miller Karaoke; Fri: Plane Jane; Sat: The Secrets; Sun: Matt Jordan; Mon: Trivia; Tues: The Diesel Brothers; Wed: Rotie and Morgan of Soulfish; Thurs: Ed Miller Karaoke. WINE-A-WHILE: 1039 Hwy. 41 Suite 200, Mount Pleasant. 8813155. Fri: Gregory Scott of Hard South. THE WINDJAMMER: 1008 Ocean Blvd., IOP. 886-8596. Tonight: 40oz To Freedom, $5, 9 p.m.; Fri-Sat: JJ Grey and Mofro, $20-23, 9 p.m.; Sun: The Pop Machine, 3 p.m.; Tues: Grace Potter and The Nocturnals w/ Blues and Lasers, $15, 8:30 p.m.; Thurs: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, $15-20, 8:30 p.m. WOLFTRACK BAR AND GRILL: 1807 Parsonage Rd. 7680853. Fri: Virus; Sat: Ricky and The Rattlers

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edux sent Cory Oberndorfer’s Novelty off in style Friday with an interactive game night celebrating the closing of the artist in residence’s show. “Novelty Game Night” paid homage to the candy and rollerderby themed pop-art exhibit by encouraging guests to engage in all manner of play, including a real-life version of Candy Land on the gallery’s colorfully painted game-board floor. The crowd plunked down on the showroom floor surrounded by larger than life lollipops and skating ladies to engage in a smorgasbord of board games, including Scrabble, Yahtzee and Jenga. Hula hoops and Twister were on hand for the more athletically inclined and attendees were encouraged to bring games of their own. Adults sipping beverages and taking photos were just as happy in the whimsical setting as the junior set, who were busy playing and chatting with friends.


Redux’s “Novelty” exhibit (by Cory Oberndorfer) went out in style last week. People played Candy Land, of course. It was nice to see the younger generation, many of whom attend studio classes at Redux, welcomed at an evening art event and introduced to the community.

about 60 participants collected 20 bags of trash. Barefoot representative LaCenia Cheek and Surfrider Foundation’s Nancy Hussey said tons of recyclables were gathered along with cigarette Beach clean up butts and remaining trash For the fourth year in a row, left from the Fourth of July. “Most importantly, awareBarefoot Wine and the Surfrider Foundation teamed up ness for the cause was raised,” to take “a stand in the sand” says Hussey. Many volunteers were curiwith the “Barefoot Cleanup and Celebration” designed to ous local beachgoers, eager to jump in and help. make Folly Beach “barefoot After the cleanup, volunfriendly.” Despite torrential afternoon teers headed to the outdoor patio of Blu for an after-party. thunderstorms Saturday,

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Designer’s love of the beach inspires Escapada brand BY MARGARET MCAVOY Special to The Post and Courier

more info WEBSITES:, NEXT EVENT: Escapada Beach Launch Party, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 25 at Market Pavilion Rooftop Bar, featuring local jewelry designer Hyla Dewitt and pastry chef Jennifer Meintel of Twenty Six Divine. For ticket info, e-mail jesseescapada@


atalia Castillo, a local designer, discovered her dreams along a path she least expected. After graduating from Emory University with her eye on medical school, Castillo accepted a job offer from Macy’s that launched her career. She worked her way up through the fashion industry and recently introduced her newest brand, Escapada. The women’s resort wear clothing line already has reached 225 retailers nationwide, and it’s drawn praise. The founder and CEO of the Charleston-based company talks to Charleston Scene about Escapada and her true love for the beach. Q: How long have you been in the fashion industry? A: I had gone to school with the intent of going to medical school. I didn’t really consider any other options. Then I didn’t get into med school, luckily. I took a job at Macy’s and I ended up loving it. I was sort of sucked in. Q: How did the Escapada brand emerge? A: I took time off to travel. And while doing that, I really found myself going back into clothing. I wasn’t ready to let go, and that is when I came to create Escapada. It was purely inspired by

traveling around the world and being drawn back into clothing. Q: What does Escapada mean in Spanish and why did you choose the name for your brand? A: To escape. When I was traveling, it captured everything that I was looking to create. I love what it means. I love clothing and I love travel. The name captures everything that I love. Q: What is the best feature about Escapada clothing? A: I would say it probably is the value that we offer to the customer. We have beautiful embellished and detailed garments at a very affordable price and that is important right now. People are not spending money like they use to. travels. I have traveled pretty the people and the lifestyle. Q: What inspires your extensively. I was in Brazil in The 2011 line very much repieces? March and I was inspired by sembles that inspiration. A: Most come from my


Model Jesse Vickers in local designer Natalia Castillo’s women’s resortwear line, Escapada. Find out more about the line on facebook and twitter. Q: Why did you choose to create a resort wear line? A: I love the beach. Summer is my favorite season. I love being on an island. I am so drawn to the lifestyle. I can’t imagine designing anything else. I don’t love fall or winter. I can’t even develop products for those seasons. I sort of live in the summer. Developing this line allows me to live in the summertime, all the time. Q: Where can locals find the Escapada line? A: Within the Charleston

area, we have clothing at Mary Mojo in Mount Pleasant, Sally Bettes in Charleston and Coastal Palms on Kiawah. Q: How did you create a relationship with retailers who have never heard of your brand before? A: Actually, I individually approached them. I said that the line was a perfect resort wear product. And when the selling was so good, they reordered. It is very easy to sell because it is priced too well. The prints are fun, colorful, happy and easy to wear.

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CFW Emerging designer debuts new work at upcoming fashion show

but not what you typically see. There’s more of an edge to it, and I’ve been trying lately (in t’s hot. If you are not a tour- my designs) to be more true to myself,” she explains. “I tried ist, then you realize that to think of the best way to dein Charleston in July it’s unequivocally preferable to go scribe it, and all I can come up with is ‘Combat Hippie Prinout after dark. cess,’ ” she says with a smile. Luckily, Charleston After “With my new collection, I Dark, a new promotion company, knows just how you feel, am using some of the same things I use in interior design and as a bonus, it also knows with a mix of patterns and how to promote local talent. colors in my fabrics. I didn’t The late-night spotlight is ready to shine on clothing and incorporate this as much interior designer Anna Lassiter with my first collection, using on July 22 when it transforms mostly solids and neutrals, but O-Ku from fashionable restau- this time I am putting together some more interesting mixes.” rant to fashion runway. At O-Ku, she will debut 10 The show is the official after new looks for Anna Boheme party for The Sale Soiree, an event at the Charleston Center (her clothing line) that focus on a more body-conscious for Photography starting at 7 style, so she ordered spandex, p.m. Area clothing stores and designers will bring discount- bathing suit and activewear material, and many of her ed items for sale, and it will include raffles, giveaways and new looks use these materials with something she is terming champagne cocktails. “harnesses.” “We asked Anna to be our “The harnesses create versadesigner for the after party because we wanted a great de- tile dressing, and you can layer something underneath or wear signer around town to put on a show after the sale,” says Ca- as a tunic,” Lassiter says. These embellished centermille Key, a co-founder along with Jennifer Frye of Charles- pieces will tie the show together, and she plans to style ton After Dark. “I love how Anna’s designs are so different the models with pops of neon colors for the makeup. and specific to her taste.” Under the lights at O-Ku, Lassiter, who was one of the eight 2010 Charleston Fashion she sees the next chapter in Week Emerging Designers, has her design life unfolding: “I’m anticipating that this show will a distinct style that even she sometimes has trouble putting refine my design vision. I’m really excited about it.” into words. “It’s bohemian,


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if you go WHAT: The Sale Soiree After Party to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, featuring designer Anna Lassiter and photographer JR Getches WHERE: O-Ku, 463 King St. WHEN: 10 p.m.-1 a.m. July 22 TICKETS: $10 raffle in advance, $15 at the door. Available at Sale Soiree retailers: Biton, Stylexchange, Viola and Clyde, Strawberry Blonde Salon, I heart, V2V, Finicky Filly, K. Morgan, Beba Luxe, Treats for Tresses, Kira Elizabeth Design, Private Eye Undies and Candy Shop Vintage or online at


Above: Anna Lassiter models clothes from her new collection.


Model Katie Kern in Lassiter’s Black Lace Skirt and Velvet Ruffle Vest outfit.


Model Crystal Quandt wears Silver Satin, Fringe Skirt and Corset Top from Lassiter’s spring 2010 collection.

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s a lifelong fan of professional wrestling, anytime someone asks me about my admittedly unusual obsession, I like to quote my good friend, Post & Courier rasslin’ columnist Mike Mooneyham. He has always put it best: “For those who get it, no explanation is necessary; for those who don’t, no explanation will ever do.” Exactly. How is one supposed to explain a pseudo-sport in which the outcomes are pre-determined, the violence is choreographed, the yelling is scripted and yet it is enjoyed by millions all over the world? Comedian Jerry Seinfeld once asked, “If there was no professional wrestling, you think you could come up with this idea? ‘Hey wait, I have this great idea. Why don’t we have huge guys in bathing suits pretending to fight? Millions of people will come out to see this.’ ” And they do. Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Entertainment is a global phenomenon worth about $1 billion. Its flagship program, “Monday Night RAW,” is one of the most-watched programs on cable television and the WWE’s top stars make millions. But how about wrestlers who aren’t stars yet and don’t make much at all? Few start at the top, and the United States is littered with hundreds of independent wrestling promotions, where those hoping one day to join the WWE or another top company can learn their craft. In the Lowcountry, the premiere indie promotion is Old School Championship Wrestling, where, for almost five years, up-and-coming grapplers have found steady work and eager audiences. Old School is similar to WWE but on a smaller scale. Like the WWE’s husband-and-wife team of Vince and Linda McMahon, Old School’s Joe Blumenfeld and his fiance, Mary Sue O’Donnell, run the entire operation.

Wrestling fans long have considered Vince the wrestling mind and Linda the business mind behind WWE. Blumenfeld and O’Donnell operate Old School in much the same way, with Blumenfeld booking the wrestlers and the matches and O’Donnell taking care of reserving the venue, renting the ring and running concessions. The entire experience is an intimate, family affair. Attending an event in late June at the Omar Shriner’s Temple at Patriot’s Point, my first order of business was to get a hot dog. While there, I was greeted by O’Donnell and a woman from Augusta, whose boyfriend was wrestling that night. There was Blumenfeld greeting fans as they walked through the door, and I spied an old friend standing in the back as she watched her husband getting thrown around the ring — when he wasn’t throwing other guys around the ring. “Do you always watch his matches?” I asked. “Depending on who he’s wrestling,” she replied, explaining that if her husband has a match against a newbie who doesn’t know what he’s doing, there’s an increased chance someone might actually get hurt.

Local wrestlers Killian O’Conn (left) and The “Iron Eagle” Hans Baumgärtner. spit water in his opponent’s face. Now that’s what I call wrestling! The Man Scout hails from North Carolina, where I understand he is PHOTOGRAPHS BY JACK HUNTER officially still at the Webelo level. Old School features wrestlers from all over the Southeast and beyond. Fans cheer on during an OCW event. Former WWE stars or wrestling legends are sometimes booked to headline events, which gives fans a chance to meet the superstars for Hurt? But isn’t this stuff “fake?” This is probably the biggest misconception about pro wrestling: That autographs, pictures and more. On the night of my visit, former WWE star Al Snow was there. You because the physicality is choreographed, no one really gets harmed. might remember him from a few years back as the trainer from MTV’s This couldn’t be more untrue. wrestling reality show, “Tough Enough.” Blumenfeld, a 10-year ring veteran, lists his own injuries: broken Blumenfeld’s hero, Sgt. Slaughter, has made an Old School appearnose, broken ribs, multiple concussions, cracked sternum, dislocated ance, as has former NWA heavyweight champion Tommy Rich. Older vertebrae, cracked knees, countless stitches. fans might remember Rich from the wrestling events held at the old Current Ultimate Fighting Champion Brock Lesnar, also a former County Hall in the 1970s and ’80s. three-time WWE champion, explained the pain Other WWE alumni include the involved in being a pro wrestler. breakdancing Scotty-Too-Hotty and “Even though the outcomes may be prede“Even though the outcomes patriotic “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan. termined or even though it is ‘entertainment,’ may be predetermined or even Once-famous wrestling legends who these guys that are going out and putting on the though it is ‘entertainment,’ now make a living on the independent show. ... They’re getting hurt.” these guys that are going out and circuit were the focus of the Oscar And these madmen of the squared circle connominated movie “The Wrestler” in tinue to endure such wear and tear on their putting on the show. ... They’re 2008 starring Mickey Rourke. body, night after night, to do what they love getting hurt.” The movie also cast a light on the most: giving the fans a good show. general hardship endured by indie Old School lives up to its name by offering a - Brock Lesnar, Ultimate Fighting Champion wrestlers. family-friendly product. Blumenfeld said the movie did a Or as Blumenfeld explained, “We want you “great job of showing what we go through,” adding that a number of to be able to take your kids to wrestling, we ask our wrestlers to mind friends and co-workers who previously never understood his weekend their language.” shenanigans developed a newfound respect for his craft after watching Blumenfeld stresses that the program is “for parents who liked wresthe movie. tling but don’t anymore,” criticizing some of the more over-the-top In the film, Rourke’s character is cheated out of his pay by shady proviolence and sex that has made its way into mainstream wrestling over moters. the years. Blumenfeld told a personal story of being asked to work a show in “Our best fans are the people who used to watch wrestling,” said BluNew Jersey where he was promised reimbursement for gas, hotel and a menfeld. decent payday. He ended up with no gas money, no hotel and $10. O’Donnell added that parents, and particularly mothers, should feel Old School was born because Blumenfeld got fed up with how inde“completely comfortable” bringing their kids to events. pendent wrestlers are often abused by promoters. Pro wrestling is perhaps best known for its colorful characters. Old He said he takes great pride in treating his guys right. School doesn’t disappoint. “I wanted to prove you can treat people good, be ethical, be a person Blumenfeld wrestles under the name “Solitude,” a gruff soldier charwho cares,” he said. acter adopted as a tribute to his favorite wrestler, WWE legend Sgt. Blumenfeld’s love for the wrestling business shines through. Slaughter. So does his affection and appreciation for O’Donnell, who he’s been There’s “Italian Ice,” who is also a weightlifting champion, the Irishwith for 13 years. He makes perfectly clear that “none of this would man “Killian O’Conn,” big man “Roughhouse Matthews,” rich boy happen without her.” and tennis racket swinging manager “Reginald Vanderhoff” and, of Proud of his product, Blumenfeld boasts that Old School has the course, this writer’s favorite wrestler of the evening, with a name I “best roster in wrestling,” and just might produce the next Ric Flair or laughed about long after the match, the “Man Scout.” “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. Picture this: a grown man wearing a boy scout’s uniform (the shorts Regardless, Blumenfeld and O’Donnell continue to offer some of alone look downright hilarious on an adult), who flashes the “scout’s the best rasslin’ around, something they promise to do for years to honor” sign for the fans without cracking a smile, constantly interrupts the referee to consult his rule book and swigs from his canteen so he can come.

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Artistic use of food makes dining at O-Ku a visual treat LEROY BURNELL/STAFF

restaurant review CUISINE: Japanese CATEGORY: Neighborhood Favorite; Night Out PHONE: 737-0112 LOCATION: 463 King St. FOOD: ★★★½ ATMOSPHERE: ★★★★ SERVICE: ★★★½ PRICE: $-$$$$ COSTS: Soup and salads $3-$15, nigiri and sashimi $5-$20, maki $6-$13, specialties $9-$15, entrees $18-$30, robata grill $5-$10,

sides $2-$5 VEGETARIAN OPTIONS: Yes BAR: Full-service bar, sake menu, specialty cocktails HOURS: Monday-Thursday 5 p.m.-12 a.m.; Friday-Saturday 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Sushi served: Monday-Thursday 5-10:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 5 p.m.-12 a.m.; Sunday 5-10 p.m. DECIBEL LEVEL: Energized PARKING: Valet, metered street parking, city parking garages

OTHER: Happy hour Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5-7 p.m. Half-off rolls, $3 specialty cocktails, half-off select sakes. Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10@10: $10 sake flights; $10 for 10 pieces of sushi. Sunday, F&B Night, 15 percent off food. Reservations suggested., Facebook. Pricing and menu subject to change.

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eng shui, an ancient Chinese philosophy, attempts to balance energy in order to create harmony in our world. It is a practice adopted by both individuals and decorators. For many interior designers, it is believed that if you place a restaurant in a building “with the trappings of money and success” you will increase the restaurant’s profitability. For Indigo Road partners chef Brett McKee (Oak Steakhouse) and Steve Palmer, they could not have found a better location than the former Waterworks space on Upper King Street. Not to Please see RESTAURANT, Page 27E

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mention to have the legacy of a “water” spot set in tile at its entrance: Now that is good karma. O-Ku Sushi is their latest local expansion of the Indigo Road restaurant portfolio. It marries Charlestonian sensibilities of aged brick and vaulted ceiling restoration with ancient principles of Asian “wind-water.” The walls of O-Ku are hung with large mirrors, the better to see the divine. Masculine pillars are caressed by curvaceous oak branches, bringing the balance of yin to yang; feminine to masculine. The back bar is illuminated by the autumnal color of golden yellow — yuzu when it is ripe. It’s a color as auspicious as red in the Asian world. Dark brown pigments stain both the walls and sushi bar. This color of “hard work” earns its rightful place in a sushi restaurant where so much of the food is made to order. Plush lavender-covered chairs bring the spirit of awareness and for a restaurant to make us mindful of our eating — that is a very good thing. The rear wall that screens the kitchen from the restaurant is painted black, the color that represents water and the perfect balance to fire and the kitchen of OKu. Koi (carp) have been captured in movement by McKee’s body artist — another beneficent omen for business success. Enter O-Ku during happy hour and the place is pulsating with the OM of valuepriced sushi rolls (half off) and cocktails. The energy of premium sakes such as Junmai Daiginjo and Junmai Ginjo along with drinks ($8$10.50) flavored with lychee syrup, lemongrass essence, habenero infusions and passion fruit perfuse the guests and bring forth their inner kung-fu warriors. The bar maintains a parallel universe at O-Ku, and the rectangular space easily accommodates the drinkers and the diners. The sushi bar runs the

sampler and found the robata grill was not up to temperature. Also a disappointment, common button mushrooms. This Northern Japanese cooking style that usually presents well-caramelized meats needs some tweaking. Sushi has come along way from Japan’s original fast food and preservation method. Simple is usually best, and nigiri ($5-$10) and sashimi are the way to go. From fatty o-toro, to chewy hokkigai surf clam and the custardlike uni, O-Ku’s kitchen meets your economies of sushi needs. The chef’s specials also are worthy of your appetites. Nobo’s Peruvian-influenced yellowtail with jalapeno ($13) finds a home on Park’s menu as yellowtail with serrano pepper. The ponzu was refreshing; the carpaccio a bit too thick but no faulting its fresh flavors. Grilled Hawaiian blue prawns ($15) with translucent sweet potato noodles reinforce the qualities of yin and yang and renew your respect for Asian sensibilities when it comes to plate compositions. Whole prawns snuggle a nest of clear noodles glazed with HEIRLOOM CREATIVE garlic chili butter — hot, O-Ku chef Sean Park. cold, sweet, heat, edges of char and the fatty head juices of the prawns derear width of the room. tered with mango and lighted. Unfortunately, the refriger- mint yuzu (ceviche martini O-Ku also offers sharkskin ated cases cooling the $10), fruit rolls ($9) embrac- grated wasabi ($5) worth catch prevent you from ening kiwi, mango and crab eating. The rough-hewn joying the double pleasure salad and softshell crab skin coaxes the flavors of of sushi: watching it being ($12). sweet, heat and spicy permade and then eating it. Entrees are offered for fume from this signature Fortunately, katsuramuki, those who do not care for rhizome so aligned with eatthe creation of paper thin the vinegared-rice, rawing sushi. sheets from cucumber, fish experience, including The kitchen’s kazaridaikon or potato, requires the Nobu-inspired miso kiri skills, the artistic use the chef to extend his arms, marinated sea bass ($27) of vegetable garnishes, and this visual treat can be with sea bass replacing No- make sushi at O-Ku a observed. bu’s classic black cod visual feast as well. And Sushi consumption can be and the chef’s donburi fans of “Buddha’s remains,” an expansive eating sport. ($18) rice bowl topped tuna, as sushi rice is affectionately But if you begin with a few hamachi or chirashi (scatknown, will enjoy the temtraditional maki rolls ($5tered sushi). And of course pered acidity of Park’s rice $12), finish with a bowl of from steakhouse master bowl. miso soup ($3) and have McKee, there is filet mignon When it comes to ordera cup of o-cha (green tea) ($28). ing, come down on the side both wallet and waistline The robata grilled skewof sushi. This well-edited will remain solvent. ers ($5-$10) are another menu kaleidoscopes the exExecutive chef Sean Park is option for the sushi-adperience with the culinary mindful of the season verse. We tried the shrimp, imperatives of fresh and and presents a menu scatduck, mushroom and pork well-ordered.

Ol’ South’s hot dogs stick to the basics BY ROB YOUNG

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WHAT: Ol’ South Hotdogs. WHERE: 7013 Dorchester Road, North Charleston. PHONE: 552-1050. HOURS: 10:30 a.m.7 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

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o open a hot dog restaurant in the greater Charleston area is to compete against a veteran set of Frankophiles. It’s no boast, the Lowcountry doesn’t hanker for great hot dog establishments. We’re blessed with several. Among them, Jack’s Cosmic Dogs, Johnny’s, Perfectly Frank’s, Skoogies and The Tin Roof. So, certainly any newcomer must pass muster. Enter Ol’ South, “the new dog in town,” according to its menu. While its contemporaries can claim a laundry list of condiments and toppings, Ol’ South sticks to the basics: homemade chili, mustard, onions, sauerkraut, slaw, relish and jalapenos. And say this for the chili, it’s made with Black Angus ground chuck, a departure from most hot dog stands. Now if only Ol’ South could say the same about its frankfurters, which are made from a beef-pork blend, another departure from the area’s favorite hot

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dog haunts. It’s unfortunate, but Ol’ South’s offerings — thin, rubbery and mild — end up tasting an awful lot like the hot dogs one might make at home. Not to say the restaurant isn’t trying; they’re “looking into” providing all-beef hot dogs. Hope they hurry up. In the meantime, the “Ol’ South,” the restaurant’s signature hot dog, costs $2.09 with chili, mustard and onions. A kraut dog or slaw dog, both with mustard and onions, costs the same. Otherwise, Ol’ South serves only ice cream, available in at least seven flavors. Like many other restaurants, there’s room for improvement at Ol’ South. Maybe the place will turn the corner soon.

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Smaller Portions, Smaller Prices at Oak Steakhouse Special to The Post and Courier


ak Steakhouse’s “Smaller Portions, Smaller Prices” has returned to the menu at Oak Steakhouse at 17 Broad St. For a price of $15, the “Small Portions” menu includes a specialty dish and sides served with a glass of house wine. Featured items will include dishes such as Chef Brett McKee’s Brett’s Lasagna, barbecue chicken, pork saltimbocca and sausage penne. The menu will run through the summer.

This event takes place July 21 at 6:30 p.m., with dinner served at 7 p.m. The Old Village Post House is at 101 Pitt St., Mount Pleasant.

Barbara Jean’s in city

Barbara Jean’s Restaurant and Bar, once located in Mount Pleasant, opened FILE/STAFF Wednesday in the former The exterior of Oak Steakhouse in downtown Mistral space at 99 South Charleston. Market. Local franchise owners and Alluette Jones-Smalls of silent auctions. Brian and Scott Walton Alluette’s Cafe have been seVisit charlestonwineandwere in search of a location lected to represent Charles- or call 727-9998, that provided more foot ton. Local farmers Joseph ext. 1. For information on traffic. Barbara Jean’s speand Helen Fields were also Louie’s Kids and Slow Food cializes in Southern cookShake it up baby! accepted to attend through Charleston, visit louieskids. ing. The original Barbara the Slow Food Savannah org and slowfoodcharleston. Jean’s opened on St. Simons Circa 1886 and executive chapter. Visit www.terraorg. Island, Ga., in 1998. chef Marc Collins, along To learn more with restaurant manager about Slow Food CharlesMark Severs and head barBartender to Vegas Under ton, call 225-4307 or e-mail tender Brooks Alger, are Bombay Sapphire, the construction info@slowcfoodcharleston. United States Bartender looking for entries for the org. Best Christmas Cocktail. Guild, and GQ Magazine Slow down as you make What spirit best says Christhave announced the finalyour turn into Lowe’s, mas in Charleston? Cafe Fork opens ist of Charleston’s “Inspired Mount Pleasant, on HighPatrons can submit sugBartender Search” as part of way 17. Under construction Cafe Fork has opened for gested ingredients and their ongoing search to find is Raising Cane’s, a Plano, lunch at 2408 Ashley River name for the cocktail online Road in West Ashley. Hours the most creative mixoloTexas-based chicken resat gist. taurant that specializes in are 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monthrough July 31. A video The local finalist is Jason chicken fingers. day-Friday. Contact www. tagged CharlestonChristHall of Charleston Grill, 224 Two locations are planned or masCocktail can be sent to King St. He will fly to Las for this franchise: 1774 769-0300. YouTube. Collins, Severs Vegas to compete with 39 Highway 17 with a Novemand Alger will narrow the finalists for a chance to be Wine + Food ber opening and 7255 Riventries to three finalists. A the 2010 Inspired Bartender ers Ave., North Charleston, charities panel of local judges will Award. with an opening scheduled select the winner in early for October. Local franchise The 2010 BB&T CharlesAugust. Circa is at 149 Wen- ton Wine + Food Festival Tea at Old Village owners are Bill Rich and tworth St. Craig Turner. The Old Village Post has announced its conHouse is teaming up with tributions to this year’s Slow Food in Italy Charleston’s culinary com- Wadmalaw Island’s Firefly Brand new Papa Slow Food Charleston has munity signature charities, Distillery for a special dinPapa Murphy’s Take and announced that 10 local Louie’s Kids and Slow Food ner to celebrate the food and Bake Pizza plans a midsupporters have been acdrink of the South, with a Charleston. Louie’s Kids, a month opening at 2 Avoncepted as delegates for Terra nonprofit organization that little vodka and bourbon dale Ave., West Ashley. This Madre, a biannual five-day mixed in. Sous chef Caitlin will be the third location for raises funds to help treat event hosted in Torino, Italy. childhood obesity, received Brady has created a fourthis carry-out pizza chain. Elizabeth Beak and Tecoria $27,500 and Slow Food course meal paired with Jones of Lowcountry Local signature Firefly cocktails Charleston, an advocacy Rice rules First, Ann Caldwell of the group for a food system that created by Maverick Wine Esquire Magazine’s The Magnolia Singers, educais based on the principles of and Beverage Director PatImpossible issue has feational consultant Dena Da- high quality and taste, enrick Emerson and Firefly‘s tured a ratatouille risotto vis, chef Craig Deihl of Cyfounders Scott Newitt and vironmental sustainability, recipe developed by chef press, Darlena Goodwin of Jim Irving. The price for and social justice received Sean Brock for its August the Children’s Garden Proj- $22,500. Proceeds for both the dinner is $48 plus tax issue. Found on page 36, ect, chef Mike Lata of FIG, and gratuity. Reservations organizations were raised Brock makes good use of farmer Gra Moore, Gullah are required and can be through ticket purchases, seasonal vegetables and a performer Sharon Murray, made by calling 388-8935. donations, and online and Southern staple – rice.

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Culinary legend Robert Carter still has the goods BY ANGEL POWELL

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hef Robert Carter has been the executive chef of the award-winning Peninsula Grill since it opened in 1997. He graduated summa cum laude in 1989 from Johnson & Wales University and in 1999 was awarded an honorary doctorate from his alma mater. In 2009, Carter received the Culinary Legend Award from the BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival. Q: The year you opened, Esquire magazine named Peninsula Grill one of the “Best New Restaurants in America.” What did those early accolades mean to you and the restaurant? A: It was amazing. ... The biggest thing is it gave us validity locally. Esquire is a major publication, and even though a lot of people didn’t know about the stature of the list, it sounded impressive. It also gave us a leg up on our competitors. The second thing is that when that list comes out ... it generates a tremendous amount of interest from other publications, writers and foodies. The ripple effect was amazing. Q: What changes have been made in Peninsula Grill in the past 13 years? A: You know we have a saying at Peninsula Grill: “The only things that change are the light bulbs and the seagrass carpet.” (Every eight months we replace the carpet completely.) The thing is that we designed this to be a classic American restaurant ... so consistency and continuity are what drives us. Now, having said that, I change about 50 percent of the menu four times a year, and 50 percent stays the same. I really can’t change the classic dishes that people come back for time and again. I am finding more and more of my customers are looking for familiarity when they return; they remember the great dish they had last

Jimihatt teams up with Bibliolife and local chefs for new cookbook series BY MARGARET MCAVOY

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imihatt, founder of the Charleston underground dining experience Guerrilla Cuisine, collaborated with a few important locals to create the “Old School” cooking series. The first volume is the start of an unusual series. “Basically it’s a tour of eating history,” jimihatt said. “We are taking jimihatt all the books that have obtained public domain status, and we are breeding a new life. Virtually all the books are public domain. They are books that have been written by someone else.” The first of six books in the “Old School” series is PROVIDED BY PENINSULA GRILL titled “Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine,” and “After 13 years, it is imperative that you don’t believe your accolades. it explores the medieval You can’t get complacent and lose your edge,” said chef Robert Carter. era and its long culinary past. The original book, by William Carew Hazlitt, lose your edge. was published in 1902 and Q: How much local food is on your WHAT: Peninsula Grill includes recipes that really menu right now? WHERE: 112 N. Market St. start from scratch, meanA: About 45 percent of my food is PHONE: 723-0700 ing retrieving the eggs out local. The farmers are doing a great job with growing the products that we of the chicken coop. time and want it again, they remember need, and the quality is unbelievable. The idea of creating the the flavors, and that is the reason to cookbook series started I would say that 75 percent of my seacome back. If they were just looking with Mitchell Davis, presifood is local! to go out to dinner, there are other opQ: What’s the most popular item on dent of Bibliolife. The comtions, but if they want that dish that pany digitizes out-of-print the menu right now? made them so happy before, then they A: Without a doubt the Heirloom To- books and then allows for return to Peninsula Grill. mato Salad With Arugula and Lemon them to be printed on deQ: Do you find it difficult to main- Goat Cheese Mousse. mand. The BiblioLife Nettain the same level that you achieved work addresses challenges Q: What is your “guilty pleasure” early on? facing book preservationfood? A: I think it is very important to reists and seeks to digitalize A: Fried chicken is my absolute member that you are only as good as out-of-date books in librarfavorite dish. I don’t eat it often anythe customer you are taking care of more, but it is my favorite. I think that ies. right now. After 13 years, it is impera- Gullah Cuisine has great fried chicken, Davis called jimihatt tive that you don’t believe your acbut the best in Charleston used to be at and expressed the thought colades. You can’t get complacent and Jimmy Dengates. of using Bibliolife’s 7,000

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Next book signing is 6 p.m. July 20 at The Charleston Beer Exchange, 14 Exchange St. Call 577-5446 or visit

public-domain cookbooks as the foundation of this project. Jimihatt was thrilled and immediately invited others to get on board. He contacted history-savvy chef Matt Bolus, an instructor at the Art Institute, and asked if he would foreword Hazlitt’s cookbook. Bolus, the former chef at Red Sky on Johns Island, studied cuisine in Europe and happily agreed to take on the task. Bolus added history pieces and guidelines to help understand the old recipes in Hazlitt’s book. In his intro, he says: “No matter how off-the-wall they seem, the recipes have worked out brilliantly and pleased all my guests.” Not only does the book recognize the importance of cuisine history, it links the past and the present. “The importance of this book is that it’s on demand. People can click a button and get this book. Guerilla Cuisine is an umbrella under which a series of Please see JIMIHATT, Page 30E

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Hot Fish Club in Murrells Inlet DENISE K. JAMES

North Carolina, Boone and Blowing Rock. I wanted to see what the beach is about! WHAT: Hot Fish Club Inc. Q: Do you ever get down to Charleston? nyone who grew up WHERE: 4911 U.S. HighA: It’s been years. I want to vacationing on the way 17 Business, Murrells get down there soon, whenbeaches of South Inlet. ever I have time! Carolina knows about the PHONE: 357-9175. Q: What’s your specialty Hot Fish Club. cocktail? It’s on “restaurant row” in A: Probably my black raspMurrells Inlet, and is conworked at the Hot Fish berry torte martini. It’s Stoli sistently a good time, with Club? Raz, butter shots and simple live music that gets you into A: Two months. I’m the syrup, with a sugared rim vacation mode, plenty of new bartender! and a graham cracker. I get outdoor space on the harbor, Q: What’s the best thing compliments on those. and bartenders like Ryan about working here? Q: What’s the most popuGregory. A: The fact that there’s a lar beer in this place? Funny, even though I nice mixture of locals and A: That would be PBR: one wasn’t exactly in Charleston, tourists who come here. our favorite beer and local Q: Are you a native of the dollar all day, every day. Q: What’s the best thing music seem to show up evGrand Strand area? on the menu? erywhere. A: I’m not. I just reloQ: How long have you cated from the mountains in A: That’s tough, but I guess

I would go with the Steam Pot. I suggest it to everyone. You get your seafood fix, and it’s casual enough that you can enjoy family and friends. Q: Who is the best musical act you’ve seen here? A: Actually, it’s a band we’ve had the last couple of nights, Villanova. They’re very upbeat and entertaining. Q: What’s the best thing about the nightlife around here? A: Honestly, for me, it’s the fact that I get to see lots of different people all the time. Q: What summer cocktail do you celebrate with when you aren’t working? A: I like mint juleps.

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relaxed atmosphere,” jimihatt said. The book signings are going to take place at local spots. For information on the series, visit cookbooks.


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books will come back to life,” jimihatt said. On Tuesdays throughout the summer, jimihatt will sign copies of the first volume in the series.

The signings, like jimihatt’s Guerilla Cuisine, will not be conventional. “We will have live musicians set up in the corner, just like in our food events. And I’m not just signing. There will be wine to

drink, cheese to eat. There will be art to look at. It’s not an all-day event. I say I am going to be there at 6 p.m. and I get there at 5:59 p.m.. I am going to be walking around and talking. It’s just going to be a


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Nolan epic a five-star mind trip BY CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie Critic


e can begin by announcing, with great relief, that all the hype is justified. Writer-director Christopher Nolan’s first film since “The Dark Knight” is a stunningly gorgeous, technically flawless symphony of images and ideas. “Memento,” the mystery-in-reverse that put Nolan on the map a decade ago, looks almost quaint by comparison. In its sheer enormity, it’s every inch a blockbuster, but in the good sense of the word: with awesomeness, ambition and scope. The cinematography, production design, effects, editing, score, everything down the line — all superb. But unlike so many summer movies assigned that tag, “Inception” is no mindless thrill ride. It’ll make you work, but that’s part of what’s so thrilling about it. With its complicated concepts about dreams within dreams, layers of consciousness and methods of manipulation, “Inception” might make you want to stop a few times just to get your bearings. The juggernaut of Nolan’s storytelling momentum, however, keeps pounding away. Even from the very beginning, you may feel a bit off-balance, with Nolan jumping around in time before dropping you into the middle of a tense conversation between Leonardo DiCaprio as dream thief Dom Cobb, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as his right-hand man, Arthur, and Ken Watanabe as one of their clients. That’s part of the game, though: making us question what’s reality and what’s a product of sleep, right

Leonardo DiCaprio plays Cobb, the main character.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Arthur in the stellar thriller.

Ellen Page is Ariadne. AP/WARNER BROS.

alongside the characters. That experience in itself may sound a bit familiar, and “Inception” does feature glimmers of mind-trip movies like “The Matrix,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and even a “Wizard of Oz” moment. At its core, it’s actually a heist movie — the tried-and-true One Last Job, to be exact — but Nolan takes these elements and combines them in a way that is daringly, dazzlingly his own. DiCaprio’s Dom Cobb is an extractor, a sort of master thief who enters the mind while a person is dreaming to steal their secrets. Watanabe, as the powerful businessman Saito, hires Dom and his team for a different kind of crime: Sneak into the subconscious of a

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Rao) is the chemist whose concoction allows them all ★★★★★ (of 5) to turn on, tune in and drop out together. DIRECTOR: Christopher Nolan. Ariadne (Ellen Page, showSTARRING: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, ing an appealingly low-key Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe, Cillian Murphy. intelligence) is the archiRATED: PG-13 for sequences of violence and action tect, the one who builds throughout. the maze-like structure of RUN TIME: 2 hours, 27 minutes. the dream. Since she’s the WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review newcomer, she also serves as at and offer our guide in this brave new your opinion of the film. world. And her name, like that of several characters, Dom assemble his crew and couldn’t have been a coincicompetitor (Cillian Murmap out his scheme, with phy) and implant an idea dence; in Greek mythology, that will ruin his empire. In each person performing a Ariadne helps lead Theseus return, Saito will help Dom specific function. While out of the labyrinth with a Dom is the big-picture guy, ball of red thread when he clear his name for a crime he didn’t commit, one that’s Arthur handles the details. enters to slay the Minotaur. torn him from his wife and Eames (the hugely char(Thanks, seventh-grade ismatic Tom Hardy from two young children and English class!) forced him to go on the run. “Bronson”) is the forger But when they all fall — someone who can assume asleep and dream together, And so, as in any classic caper, “Inception” provides another identity to control both as practice and during the anticipation of watching the dreamer. Yusuf (Dileep the real deal, forces from

their own subconscious states enter the picture — namely Dom’s wife, Mal (Marion Cotillard), someone else whose name offers a clue. You’ve seen the big set pieces countless times in the commercials: a freight train plowing through downtown traffic, DiCaprio and Page sitting calmly in a cafe surrounded by explosions, Paris folding over on top of itself, Gordon-Levitt floating through a hotel corridor. You haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen them on the big screen. They’re enormous yet intricately detailed, tactile while at the same time ... well, dreamlike. It’s all part of one of the year’s best films, one that will surely get even better upon repeated viewings.

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Gru, voiced by Steve Carell, is shown with two of his minions in a scene from “Despicable Me”, about a villain who meets his match in three little girls. “Despicable Me” wasn’t such a bad guy after all, it seems, opening at the top of the box office with an estimated $60.1 million.

‘Despicable Me’ cool-looking but slight BY CHRISTY LEMIRE

AP Movie Critic


espite some clever moments and colorful characters, “Despicable Me” could have been called “Forgettable Me” instead. It has a pleasingly off-kilter look about it, the work of a French animation house, a strong voice cast led by Steve Carell as bumbling bad guy Gru and a delightfully cruel sense of humor. It’s actually darker and odder than most familyfriendly animated fare, and that’s a good thing, until it goes predictably soft and gooey at the end, that is. But what’s mainly missing from this first animated 3-D offering from Universal is story. There’s just nothing to “Despicable Me,” and that becomes glaringly obvious when you compare it to this summer’s “Toy Story 3” in particular and Pixar movies in general, where story is paramount. Here, the look of the film is what makes it stand out amid the glut of summer cartoons. The characters are cute in their weirdness, down to Gru’s shaggy, growling dog. Even the trio of spunky orphans crucial

the house under the guise of selling cookies as a means of gaining access. He also gets some vague help back at his ★★ (of 5) own evil-doing compound DIRECTOR: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud from his elderly assistant, STARRING: Voices of Steve Carell, Russell Brand, Jason Dr. Nefario, whose hearing Segel problems lead to some unRATED: PG for rude humor and mild action fortunate mix-ups. (Russell RUN TIME: 1 hour, 35 minutes Brand voices the character WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review in a surprisingly understatat and offer ed way, which isn’t the best your opinion of the film. use of his comic persona.) Naturally, the girls will melt Gru’s icy heart, espeto Gru’s latest diabolical and written by Ken Daurio cially as it becomes more plan — Margo (Miranda and Cinco Paul (from a apparent (through a series Cosgrove), Edith (Dana story by Sergio Pablos), it of sweetly sad flashbacks) Gaier) and Agnes (Elsie moves along breezily with Fisher) — are adorable in an slapstick energy and a mul- that his villainy is a reaction to his impossible-to-please unusual way. titude of sight gags. The scene-stealers, though, The heavyset Gru, with his mother (voiced with perfect dismissiveness by Julie are the Minions: tiny, yelhunched carriage, indeterAndrews). That much is low, pill-shaped creatures minate Eastern European with one eye and sometimes accent and environmentally obvious from a mile away, so two who carry out Gru’s evil unfriendly vehicle, hatches a the final-act threats to keep them apart don’t seem quite deeds. plan to steal the moon. so menacing. At least, they try. But Who cares that doing so “Despicable Me” throws they’re also super-cute: will throw Earth out of bouncing around, reveling whack? He figures this is the everything it’s got at us, though, sometimes literally. in mischief and babbling best way to compete with The 3-D gimmick of flingto each other in their own Vector (Jason Segel), a hying stuff at the audience gibberish. If “Despicable peractive, up-and-coming Me” had come out closer to villain whose retro-cool lair gets played up for knowing laughs here, especially durChristmas, Minions probresembles a boutique hotel. ing the closing credits. ably would have made great But Vector has the shrink Kids will dig it, adults will stocking stuffers. ray Gru needs to zap the smile with amusement, and The movie starts out moon down to a manageno one will be any different promisingly enough, able size, so he adopts the afterward than they were though. Directed by Pierre trio of plucky young orwalking into the theater. Coffin and Chris Renaud phans and sends them into

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Lisbeth is a loner on a quest this time, with Mikael following and aiding her movements from a distance. With only her foes to react against, Lisbeth often comes across as a two-dimensional vigilante, while Mikael on his own is simply dull. The movie replays an awful rape scene from the first film involving Lisbeth’s courtappointed guardian, Nils Bjurman (Peter Andersson), though her domination of this reprehensible brute continues in clever new ways. Details from Lisbeth’s terrible childhood are uncovered, including the identity of her abominable father and a mysterious, unstoppable thug on her trail. The revelations are pretty silly and far-fetched, yet director Daniel Alfredson gives the action visceral punch with a bloody style that’s not for the squeamish. The true asset covering for

the story’s shortcomings is Rapace. Her combination of demented fearlessness and icy intensity make this tiny woman utterly believable as an avenging hellhound, and also great fun to watch while she’s doing it. Rapace reprised the role for the upcoming third chapter, “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.” The big test for Hollywood is yet to come: If whoever plays Lisbeth in a planned English-language remake of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” will be able to hold a candle to the fiery Rapace. Here’s a reminder of tough foreign chicks and their counterparts in Hollywood remakes: ferocious Anne Parillaud in “La Femme Nikita” vs. kittenish Bridget Fonda in “Point of No Return.” Let’s hope things turn out better with the Americanization of Larsson’s dragon lady.

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he Girl Who Played with Fire” feels like a hasty knockoff compared to the adaptation of the first book in Swedish novelist Stieg Larsson’s best-selling trilogy, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” The story falls back heavily on action from the far-superior first film, and the secrets revealed about its heroine’s dark and violent past are not exactly earthshaking. Yet it’s hard to go wrong with a psycho-genius such as Lisbeth Salander, again played with pitiless, unbridled courage and savagery by Noomi Rapace. This is a woman who will not back down from the harshest of obstacles or the most frightening of adversaries. So she’s not going to let a little thing like a weak followup story spoil the party. While uneven, repetitive and occasionally nonsensical, “The Girl Who Played With Fire” still offers a fair dose of suspense and action for those who can stomach its brutal violence. The second installment in the late Larsson’s series casts Lisbeth as the prime suspect in the murders of a journalist and his grad-school girlfriend, who were about to expose a sex-trafficking operation involving prominent Swedish leaders. On the run, Lisbeth uses her phenomenal computer skills and amoral, bloodthirsty detective methods to try to clear her name and track down some very bad types conspiring against her. While Michael Nyqvist returns as Lisbeth’s journalist ally, Mikael Blomkvist, the sequel is missing the strange yet warm and amusing camaraderie that developed between them in the first movie.


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Instead of four Vietnam vets, this updated version follows four Iraq War veterans working to clear their names.

In the second installment in the trilogy based on the novels by late author Stieg Larsson, a woman is suspected of murder.


Cinebarre: Today: 10:25, 1:35, 4:20, 7:15, 10 Citadel 16: Today: 11:40, 2:10, 4:35, 7:10, 9:50 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 11:20, 2:05, 4:55, 7:35, 10:45 Mon-Thurs. July 22: 4:55, 7:35, 10:45 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 12:20, 3:30, 6:35, 9:20 Mon-Thurs. July 22: 3:30, 6:35, 9:20


After confessing his identity, Tony Stark’s Iron Man comes under fire. Citadel 16: Today: 10 p.m.

Terrace: Fri-Thurs. July 22: 2, 5, 7:30, 9:45






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

Five best friends reunite after their old basketball coach dies.


Babe, a talking pig, softens the heart of a Australian farmer in this 1995 classic.

Terrace: Wed: 11 a.m.


Cinebarre: Today-Thurs. July 22: 10:55, 1:50, 4:45, 7:40, 10:30 Citadel 16: Today-Thurs. July 22: 11:40, 1:55, 4:10, 7:10, 9:45 Hwy 21: Today: 11:15 James Island 8: Today: 1:35, 4:05, 7, 9:30 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 12:20, 2:45, 5:25, 7:55, 10:45 Mon-Thurs. July 22: 5:25, 7:55, 10:45 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 11:35, 12:35, 2:05, 3:45, 4:35, 6:40, 7:15, 9:15, 10:10 Mon-Thurs. July 22: 2:05, 3:45, 4:35, 6:40, 7:15, 9:15, 10:10

Cinebarre: Today: 12:15, 3:40, 6:50, 10:05 Citadel 16: Today-Thurs. July 22: 4, 7, 9:45 James Island 8: Today: 1, 4, 7:05, 10:05 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 12:25, 3:50, 6:50, 9:55 Mon-Thurs. July 22: 3:50, 6:50, 9:55 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 12:45, 4:10, 7:40, 10:45 Mon-Thurs. July 22: 4:10, 7:40, 10:45


A divorcee (John C. Reilly) tries to make a new romance work despite interferences from his girlfriend’s grown son, Cyrus (Jonah Hill).

PG-13 Jen thinks she found the perfect man until she finds out he is an assassin.

Terrace: Fri-Thurs. July 22: 1, 3, 5:05, 7, 8:50

Citadel 16: Today: 11:35, 1:40, 3:45, 5:50, 7:55




After adopting three girls, Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) begins to rethink his evil plan to steal the moon.

Cinebarre: Today-Thurs. July 22: 10:25, 1:35, 4:20, 7:15, 9:55 Citadel 16: Today-Thurs. July 22: noon, 2:10, 4:20, 6:45, 9 Hwy 21: Today-Thurs. July 22: 8:55 James Island 8: Today-Thurs. July 22: 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 6:50, 9:15 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: noon, 12:30, 2:25, 2:55, 4:50, 5:20, 7:15, 7:45, 9:40, 10 Mon-Thurs. July 22: 4:50, 5:20, 7:15, 7:45, 9:40, 10 Regal 18: Fri-Sun: 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:45, 10:10 Mon-Thurs. July 22: 5:20, 7:45, 10:10


Citadel 16 IMAX: Today-Thurs. July 22: 11:20, 1:20, 3:20, 5:25, 7:30, 9:35 Regal 18: Fri-Sun: noon, 2:25, 4:50, 7:20, 9:40 Mon-Thurs. July 22: 4:50, 7:20, 9:40




A record company intern is hired to deliver out-of-control British rock star Aldous Snow to a concert at L.A.’s Greek Theater.

Cinebarre: Today: 11, 1:40, 4:30, 7:25, 10:20 Fri-Thurs. July 22: 11, 1:40, 4:30, 7:30, 10:20 Citadel 16: Today: 7:10, 9:50 Regal 18: Today: 11:25, 1:55, 4:40, 7:20, 10:05 Fri-Sun: 11:25, 2:40, 5:15, 8:05, 10:50 Mon-Thurs. July 22: 5:15, 8:05, 10:50




Marion Cotillard (left) and Leonardo DiCaprio are shown in a scene from “Inception.”




Cameron Diaz (left) and Tom Cruise are shown in a scene from “Knight and Day.”


Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) steals corporate secrets from his victims’ subconscious during their dreams.



Cinebarre: Fri-Thurs. July 22: 12:30, 4, 7:25, 10:30 Citadel 16: Fri-Thur. July 22: 12:45, 1:30, 3:45, 5, 7:15, 8, 10:10 Hippodrome: Today: 12:01 Fri-Sun: 1, 3:50, 7, 9:45 Mon-Thurs, July 22: 3:45, 7, 9:45 James Island 8: Fri-Thurs. July 22: noon, 12:45, 3:10, 3:55, 6:20, 7:05, 9:30, 10:10 Palmetto Grande: Today: 12:01 Fri-Thurs. July 22: 12:50, 4:10, 7:30, 10:45 Regal 18: Today: 12:01 Fri-Thurs. July 22: 12:20, 3:40, 7, 10:20


A wholesome woman gets involved with an international super spy and must flee the country with him.

Cinebarre: Today-Thurs. July 22: 10:45, 1:45, 4:35, 7:45, 10:15 Citadel 16: Today-Thurs. July 22: 11:50, 2:10, 4:25, 7:10, 9:50 James Island 8: Today: 1:30, 4:15, 7:05, 9:45 Palmetto Grande: Today-Thurs. July 15: 11:10, 1:55, 4:45, 7:25, 10:05 MonThurs. July 22: 4:45, 7:25, 10:05 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 11, 2, 5:10, 7:55, 10:40 Mon-Thurs. July 22: 5:10, 7:55, 10:40


Citadel 16 IMAX: Fri-Thurs. July 22: noon, 3, 6:45, 9:46


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Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, must put his childhood ways aside to stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.

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.



Cinebarre: Today: 10:50, 1:50, 4:25, 7:20, 9:50 Fri-Thurs. July, 22 10:35, 1:30, 4:10, 7:05, 9:40 Citadel 16: Today-Thurs. July, 22: 1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:35, 10 Hwy 21: Fri-Thurs. July, 22: 10:40 Palmetto Grande: Today-Thurs. July, 22: 12:10, 2:50, 5:15, 8:10, 10:40 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 11:10, 11:55, 1:45, 2:35, 4:15, 5, 6:45, 7:45, 9:50, 10:20 Mon-Thurs. July, 22: 4:15, 5, 6:45, 7:45, 9:50, 10:20

Cinebarre: Today: 12:30, 3:50, 7:05, 10:10


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

Barbie (left), voiced by Jodi Benson, and Ken, voiced by Michael Keaton, are shown in a scene from, “Toy Story 3.”





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

In this lyrical modern fairy tale, an Irish fisherman (Colin Farrell) finds a beautiful woman in his nets who he believes to be a mermaid.

Terrace: Fri-Thurs. July, 22: 4:50, 7:20, 9:45


Citadel 16: Today-Thurs. July, 22: noon, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30 James Island 8: Today-Thurs. July, 22: 2:10, 4:35, 7:05, 9:30 Palmetto Grande: Today-Thurs. July, 22: 11:30, 2, 4:40, 7:20, 9:45

Citadel 16: Today: 11:40, 2:05, 4:10






In this 2009 film, a car magnate (Michael Douglas) watches his life crumble thanks to his business and romantic indiscretions.

Cinebarre: Today-Thurs. July, 22: 10:20, 12:45, 3:55, 6:55, 9:35 Citadel 16: Today-Thurs. July, 22: 12:40 p.m. Hwy 21: Today: 10:40 p.m. Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 11:55, 2:30, 5:05, 7:40, 10:15 Mon-Thurs. July, 22: 5:05, 7:40, 10:15 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 11:20, 1:50, 4:40, 7:25, 10 Mon-Thurs. July, 22: 4:40, 7:25, 10

Terrace: Today: 4:45, 7:20




Citadel 16: Today-Thurs. July, 22: noon, 2:10, 4:20, 7, 9:10 James Island 8: Today-Thurs. July, 22: 2:05, 4:30, 7:15, 9:40 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 11, 1:30, 4:10, 6:40, 9:20 Mon-Thurs. July, 22: 4:10, 6:40, 9:20


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


Terrace: Today: 4:30







Adrien Brody leds a group of elite warriors who have been placed on an alien plant as prey for a new breed of Predators.

Cinebarre: Today-Thurs. July, 22: 10:40, 1:20, 4:15, 7:10, 10:05 Citadel 16: Today-Thurs. July, 22: 12:10, 2:25, 4:45, 7:20, 9:55 James Island 8: Today-Thurs. July, 22: noon, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 11:40, 2:10, 5:10, 7:50, 10:25 MonThurs. July, 22: 5:10, 7:50, 10:25 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 10:50, 1:40, 4:20, 6:55, 9:35 Mon-Thurs. July, 22: 4:20, 6:55, 9:35




This 2009 film documents the short life of Princess Kaiulani, one of the last heirs to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii.

Terrace: Today: 2, 7:10



Bella is forced to choose between her love for vampire Edward and her friendship with werewolf Jacob.

Nicolas Cage (left) and Jay Baruchel in a scene from “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.”

Cinebarre: Today: 10, 10:30, 11:30, 1, 1:45, 2:40, 4, 4:40, 5:40, 7, 7:35, 8:35, 10, 10:25 Fri-Thurs. July, 22: 10, 1:45, 4:40, 7:35, 10:25 Citadel 16: Today: 11:30, noon, 2, 2:30, 4;30, 5, 7, 7:30, 9:30, 10 FriThurs. July, 22: noon, 12:45, 2:30, 3:15, 5, 6:45, 7:30, 9:15, 10 Citadel 16 IMAX: Today: 10, 12:30, 3, 5, 8, 10:30 Hippodrome: Today: 7:30 Hwy 21: Today-Thurs. July, 22: 10:55 James Island 8: Today-Thurs. July, 22: 1:30, 4:20, 7:10, 10 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 11:45, 12:15, 1:40, 2:40, 4, 4:30, 5:30, 7, 7:30, 9:30, 10, 10:30 Mon-Thurs. July, 22: 4, 4:30, 5:30, 7, 7:30, 9:30, 10, 10:30 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 10:45, 12:40, 1:10, 1:40, 3:40, 4:05, 4:30, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 9:55, 10:30 Mon-Thurs. July, 22: 3:40, 4:05, 4:30, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 9:55, 10:30

*SORCERER’S APPRENTICE N/A PG A master sorcerer (Nicolas Cage) recruits an everyday guy (Jay Baruchel) to defend New York City from his arch-nemesis.

Cinebarre: Today-Thurs. July, 22: 10:50, 1:50, 4:25, 7:20, 9:50 Citadel 16 IMAX: Today-Thur. July, 22: 11:35, 12:35, 1:55, 2:55, 4:15, 5:15, 7:10, 8, 9:20, 10:10 Hwy 21: Today-Thurs. July, 22: 8:55 James Island 8: Today-Thurs. July, 22: 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun: 11:15, 11:50, 1:50, 2:20, 4:20, 5, 7:10, 8, 9:50, 10:30 Mon-Thurs. July, 22: 4:20, 5, 7:10, 8, 9:50, 10:30 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 11:55, 12:25, 2:30, 3:35, 5:05, 6:50, 7:40, 9:30, 10:15 Mon-Thurs. July, 22: 3:35, 5:05, 6:50, 7:40, 9:30, 10:15



The tragic story of Ida Dalser, the mistress of Benito Mussolini. Terrace: Today: 2:10 p.m.

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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Julyan Davis’ “Psalm 149” is on display at Carolina Galleries for Friday’s Palette & Palate Stroll. Carolina Galleries is at 106 Church St. Call 720-8622.

Charlie Bidwell and Samantha Magowan at the City Gallery T

he City Gallery at Waterfront Park will hold the opening reception of “Works by Charlie Bidwell and Samantha Magowan” 68 p.m. Saturday. Curated by Charleston native and Los Angeles resident Chris Davis and co-curated by Erin Glaze of the City Gallery, this show will make you give another thought to “stuff.” “Samantha Magowan transforms herself in installations that are saturated with bright colors, psychedelic patterns and angles that create optical illusions. Photographer Charlie Bidwell utilizes an unusual amount of negative space, providing the viewer with a different viewpoint of the monumental architecture and billboards which dominate the American landscape. In their work, both artists reflect the influence and side effects of living in an environment saturated

“White Out” by Samantha Magowan.

with ‘stuff’ and how it affects the eyes and minds of artists living in L.A.,” explains Barbara Vaughn, director of media relations. London-born Magowan works in a range of mediums and materials, using photography, painting and installation to create colorful and strange worlds where nature and artifice playfully collide. Magowan has exhibited her work extensively throughout the United States and internationally and is included in the upcoming publication “Artnow: New Faces of American Art.” She is repre-

sented by Annarumma 404 in Naples, Italy. Magowan lives and works in Los Angeles. L.A.-based Bidwell is selftaught fine art photographer who focuses on iconic architectural structures around the world as well as some of the remaining Americana roadside attractions from the ’50s and ’60s. He incorporates a minimal, negative-space approach to the majority of his photographs, primarily in the black-andwhite form. Color is used in a small portion of his work, primarily within his series

event is a collection of some of the city’s most reputable galleries paired with equally outstanding restaurants, the best of the best of the visual and edible, if you will. Be sure to check out “From the Mountains to the Sea: Landscapes and Interiors of Palette and Palate Stroll the South by Julyan Davis” As you read in last week’s at Carolina Galleries. His Charleston Scene, every hauntingly elegant works summer the Charleston Fine explore the Southern landArt Dealers’ Association scape: abandoned mansions, puts on its Palette and Palate dilapidated barns, cityscapes, Stroll. This is an evening for beach scenes and the like. lovers of art and food (which The 2010 CFADA gallery consists of most of the peo- and restaurant pairings are ple in Charleston), as this Ann Long Fine Art and

of neon road signs. The exhibit opens with a reception Saturday and will be on display until Aug. 29. Visit the gallery at 34 Prioleau St., or find out more info online at

FIG, Carolina Galleries and Circa 1886, Charleston Renaissance Gallery and High Cotton, Corrigan Gallery and Cypress, Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art and Blu, Helena Fox Fine Art and Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar, Martin Gallery and 82 Queen, Robert Lange Studios and Social, Smith-Killian Fine Art and McCrady’s, The Sylvan Gallery and Halls Chophouse, and Wells Gallery and Charleston Grill. Tickets are $45. Visit their website at www.charlestonfineartdealersassociation. com to purchase tickets.

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Carrick yearns for the ‘specific beauty in the moment of experience’


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he first time Wayne Carrick poured acid onto sheet metal, the most stunning rainbow of colors and shapes formed and disappeared before he could show anyone else how remarkable it had been. Over the past year, Carrick has done his research: on how to make steel porous, what percentage of acids and bases give certain hues, how heat reacts with the finished product and how to stop the process of decay somewhere between beautiful and destroyed. “Nothing lasts forever. Everything changes,” Carrick said while passionately describing how he creates his pieces out of recycled steel and how even the finished product is in the process of becoming something else. That’s why Carrick calls his work “temporal art” because, as he sees it, everything ceases to exist, regardless if it is intentional or not. The preparation for a piece can take up to 10 hours, and

“Birth of the Blaze.”

Wayne Carrick the actual pouring of the acid, two minutes. He gets only one chance to damage a piece of steel just enough for it to become a work of art, but not too much that it burns a hole to the other side. He then neutralizes the accelerated “rust burn” and attempts to preserve it. “There is a specific beauty in the moment of experience. You can’t hang on to that one moment because it is already gone. You must push forward and welcome the birth into a new moment and experience the beauty and perfection that can be observed there,” Carrick said. The large-scale works of art are striking. View them at the Lowcountry Artists Gallery, 148 East Bay St. WEBSITE: www.AcidBurn- CONTACT INFO: wmac@ BIRTH DATE AND PLACE: June 27 RESIDENCE: Mount Pleasant, 14 years FAMILY: Wife, Vicky; daughter, Courtney; son, Bryant. EDUCATION: A.S. in biology, B.S. in liberal arts, doctorate in health care. CAREER: Temporal artist and armchair philosopher GOALS: I’d like to do a portrait of a famous person, preferably an egomaniac by year’s end. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?: “The Alchemist” INFLUENCES: Einstein, Mother Teresa, Gandhi, Jesus, Buddha PRICE RANGE: $200-$4,800 WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO BECOME AN ARTIST?: I believe the appropriate answer is that it decides to choose you; your decision is in answering the knock at the door and welcoming it in. PHILOSOPHY: “All things that are born begin the cycle of growth and eventual decay. We are here but briefly and then are gone.”


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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. 9283100 or CHARLESTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Marion Square. Local vendors offer produce, plants, baked goods and more. 724-7309. DANIEL ISLAND FARMERS MARKET: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 30. Family Circle Tennis Center, 161 Seven Farms Drive. Shop for local produce, herbs, flowers and crafts while enjoying live music and food. www.danielislandfarmersmarket. com. 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. This Monday, enjoy music from Skip Sullins. 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, live music and more. 884-8517 or www.


Broadway veterans Brad and Jennifer Moranz present an all new original musical revue “More Broadway Showstoppers,” July 16-25 at the Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. The show features songs and dances spanning 100 years of the Broadway stage. Tickets are $19.50-$32.50 and available at or by calling (800) 514-3849. You can also get tickets at the Music Hall box office starting Friday. More information may be found by calling 416-8453 or visiting NORTH CHARLESTON FARMERS MARKET: Noon-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 28. Felix C. Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Place E., North Charleston. Live music, local produce, arts and crafts, food and more. Today, enjoy jazz by Joe Clarke. 740-5854 or SUMMERVILLE FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 20. 218 S. Main St. Purchase fresh produce, organic meat, baked goods and more. 871-6000. ALTERNATIVE ENERGY FORUM: 7-8 p.m. third Wednesday of each month. C of C Hollings Science Center, Room 112, 58 Coming St. Free. Network at Mellow Mushroom afterward. www. ART DISCOVERY WALKING

TOURS: 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. $20. 90-minute tour highlights historic sites that have inspired artists for centuries. or 729-3420. “ART IN THE EVENING”: 7:30 p.m. Fridays. Charleston Market, Market Street. An art show and sale accompanied by live music. This week’s music will be by Mountain Cove Bluegrass. 9370920. ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOWS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. First Saturday of each month through October. Tea Farm Cottage, 808 N. Cedar St., Summerville. Free. Enjoy monthly shows that feature merchandise from 30-50 vendors, as well as food and music. 871-1113. BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES:

7-8 p.m. Thursdays. Ballroom Dance Club of Charleston, 1632 Ashley Hall Road. $30 per month. Taught by Steven Duane. 5577690. BALLROOM DANCE PARTIES: Every weekend (except holidays). Creative Spark Center for the Arts, 757 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant. $10 (may increase for theme or dinner parties). Adult ballroom dance party with group lessons beforehand. 881-3780. BEGINNER SHAG LESSONS: 8:15 p.m. Mondays. Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 1706 Old Towne Road. $10 per class. 571-2183 or BRIDGE LESSONS: 3-5 p.m. Mondays. Bridge Center, 1740 Ashley River Road. $130 for 11 beginner sessions. 556-4145. BOOK LOVERS GROUP: 7-9

p.m. third Friday of every month. Dreamalot Books, 123-B S. Goose Creek Blvd. Come with a book and a snack. 572-4188. “CAROLINA GOLD” EXHIBIT: Through Aug. 30. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road. The plantation presents “Carolina Gold: From Rice to Riches,” an exhibit highlighting the work of various goldsmiths and miniaturists. 556-6020 or CAROLINA SHAG WORKSHOPS: Saturdays. Trudy’s School of Dance, 830 Folly Road, James Island. $25 for two-hour lessons. For students at any level. Registration required. 795-8250. CELTIC FIDDLE CLASSES: 5:306:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Na Fidleiri and the Taylor Music Group will conduct preparatory classes.

819-6961. CHARLESTON CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE: 7 p.m. Second Tuesday of each month. Ryan’s restaurant, 829 St. Andrews Blvd. CHARLESTON MUSIC CLUB: Free music programs through May. 795-7842 or CHARLESTON POETRY SERIES: 7 p.m. Fourth Tuesday of each month. Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting 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 dollar for each session. 559-1945. “CIRQUE” EXHIBIT: Through Aug. 12. The Real Estate Studio, 214 King St. Abstract artist Don Localio will display a collection titled “Cirque: Collective Works of Don Localio.” 722-5618. “COMMON GROUND-SOLID GROUND”: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Marion Square. Join the Grassroots Call to Action Group for nonpartisan open discussion. 810-0088 or CYPRESS SWAMP TOURS: 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Middleton Place Outdoor Center, 4300 Ashley River Road. $55-$65. 266-7492 or www. DANGEROUS BOOK CLUB: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun St. Explore something new every week from “The Dangerous Book for Boys.” 8056930. DANGEROUS BOYS CLUB: 7:30 p.m. first Friday of each month. Barnes & Noble, 1716

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GRASSROOTS CALL TO ACTION: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Towne Centre Way, Mount Pleas- Fort Johnson Cafe and Coffee, ant. Community leaders will host 1014 Fort Johnson Road, James Island. 810-0088 or grassrootmeetings based on activities from “The Dangerous Book for “LET’S DISCUSS IT” BOOK Boys.” 216-9756. GROUP: 10 a.m. Third Friday of “DARWIN ON EVOLUTION”: Through August. Karpeles Manu- each month. Mount Pleasant Rescript Museum, 68 Spring St. The gional Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry museum will host a collection of Road. New members welcome. documents written by Charles Darwin, including original manuLOWCOUNTRY BACKPACKscript pages from “On the Origin ERS CLUB: 7-8:30 p.m. second of Species.” 853-4651. Thursday of each month. Collins DRAYTON HALL FREE ADMIS- Park Clubhouse, 4115 Fellowship SION: Through Sept. 6, Drayton Road, North Charleston. Hall will offer complimentary “MODERN MASTERS”: admission to members of the Through Aug. 22. Gibbes Mumilitary, firefighters, police and seum of Art, 135 Meeting St. EMS. 769-2603 or www.draytonThe museum will host “Modern Masters From the Ferguson ColEARLY MORNING BIRD lection,” which will include work WALKS: 8:30 a.m.-noon. Wednes- by Picasso, Christo, Willem de days and Saturdays. Caw Caw In- Kooning and others. 722-2706 or terpretive Center, 5200 Savannah Highway, Ravenel. $5, Gold Pass MUSEUM, MUSIC AND members free. Preregistration en- MORE!: Children’s Museum of couraged, but walk-ins welcome. the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St. Ages 795-4386 or 5-12. $8 members, $10 nonmemEAST COOPER COFFEE CLUB: bers. Get children involved in per10 a.m. Fourth Wednesday of forming arts through interactive each month. Franke at Seaside, experiences. 853-8962 or www. 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant. Bring a mug and enjoy “NOW SHOWING” EXHIBIT: presentations by different speak- Saturday-Aug. 29. City Gallery at ers. Refreshments will be proWaterfront Park, 34 Prioleau St. vided. 856-2166. The City Gallery will host “Now EDISTO ISLAND ART GUILD Showing: Works by Charlie SHOW: 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays-SatBidwell and Samantha Maurdays through Sept. 4. Edisto gowan.” An opening reception Island Museum, 8123 Chisolm will be held 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Plantation Road. More than 20 lo- 958-6484. cal artists will have their artwork OPEN STUDIO: 10 a.m.-12:30 on display. 869-1954. p.m. Last Tuesday of each month. FAMILY FUN WEEKENDS: The Meeting Place, 1077 E. MonThrough August. Magnolia Plantague Ave., North Charleston. tation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley Free. Each class will be taught by River Road. Families from North professional artists. 745-1087. and South Carolina and Georgia PARENT/CHILD BALLROOM will receive an admission rate of CLASSES: 6:30-7 p.m. Thursdays. $40 per carload of up to five peo- G.M. Darby Building, 302 Pitt St., ple. Admission will allow access Mount Pleasant. $30 residents, to the gardens, swamp garden $37 nonresidents. Parents and and train tour. 571-1266 or www. youths ages 5-9 will learn basic dance steps. 849-2061 or www. FOLLY BEACH BLUEGRASS SOCIETY: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. POP ART EXHIBIT: Through JuThe Kitchen, 11 Center St. Bring ly 31. SCOOP Studios, 57½ Broad an instrument and participate in St. Philadelphia pop artist John an open jam. 345-1678. Stango will display a collection of FREE SHAG LESSONS: 7:30 his work, which often celebrates p.m. Mondays. Mojo’s, 975 BaAmericana. 577-3292 or www. cons Bridge Road, Summerville. 214-0242. POSTPARTUM SUPPORT THE GATHERING BOOK GROUP: 6:30-8 p.m. First and GROUP: 7 p.m. Last Thursday third Thursday of each month. of each month. Barnes & Noble, Church of the Holy Cross, 299 1716 Towne Centre Way, Mount Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island. Pleasant. 216-9756. Psychologist Risa Mason-Cohen

leads a support group. 769-0444. PRESERVATION TECH TOURS: 8:30-10:30 a.m. First Saturday of each month. Drayton Hall, 3380 Ashley River Road. $20 members, $25 nonmembers. Tours will showcase the technical aspects of the plantation’s preservation efforts, design, architecture and more. 769-2638 or REVOLUTIONARY WAR TOURS: Tours begin at 4 p.m. Thursdays during July. HeywardWashington House, 87 Church St. $10 adults, $5 children. The Charleston Museum will celebrate the country’s independence with tours focusing on the significance of the HeywardWashington House during the Revolutionary War. 722-2996 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. 5712183 or www.arthurmurraychs. com. SALSA NIGHT AT SOUTHEND BREWERY: 10 p.m. Thursdays at Southend Brewery, 161 East Bay St. $4 cover. DJ Luigi mixes live. 853-4677. SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE LESSONS: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Felix C. Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle, North Charleston. Free. No partner needed. 810-7797. SEA TURTLE HOSPITAL TOURS: 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. 552-3630. SUMMERVILLE WRITERS GUILD: 6:30 p.m. Last Monday of each month. Perkins Restaurant, 1700 Old Trolley Road, Summerville. 871-7824. SUMMER WINE STROLLS: 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road. $10. Enjoy wine in the plantation’s gardens. 266-7477 or www. TANGO LESSONS: 7-8 p.m. beginners class; 8-9 p.m. practice. Tuesdays. MUSC Wellness Center, 45 Courtenay Drive. Free. 3454930. WATER AEROBICS: 7:30 a.m.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Sept. 3. Charleston Jewish Community Center, 1645 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd. $35-$45 per week, $125-$160 per month. Get in shape with instructor Marian Greely. 571-6565 or www. WEST ASHLEY DEMOCRATS’ MEETINGS: 6:30-8 p.m. second Monday of each month, Bluerose Cafe, 652 St. Andrews Blvd.; 89:30 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.


POETICS: share your poems from 7:30 - 10 p.m. at The John Rivers Communications Museum, (on the corner of St Philips & George St). Call Chris at 709-5229 DEBT MANAGEMENT SEMINAR: Noon. Center for Women, 129 Cannon St. Free. Matt Davis and April Dutton with First Federal will hold a seminar on how to alter mortgage payments and reduce credit card debt. Registration required. 763-7333 or www. SUMMERVILLE THIRD THURSDAY: 5-8 p.m. Downtown Summerville. Summerville DREAM will host another Third Thursday event, which will feature live music, a vintage car show, jump castle, art walk, preview of the Flowertown Players’ upcoming production and more. 821-7260 or THRIFT AND RESALE AUCTION: 5-9 p.m. South Carolina Thrift and Resale, 1670 U.S. Hwy. 17, Mount Pleasant. Find some great deals on vintage clothing, estate and costume jewelry, furniture, art and more during an fun, nonintimidating auction. Refreshments will be provided, and all proceeds will benefit the Center for Women. 971-0552 or www. “BUSINESS AFTER HOURS”: 5:30-7 p.m. SunTrust Bank, 1923 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. $20. Network with other professionals

during this monthly event hosted by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. Register at SINGLES MIXER: 6-8 p.m., Buddy Roe’s Shrimp Shack, 1528 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Singles in the City Social Network will host a shag dance that will give singles 35 and older a chance to get to know each other. 647-3731 or SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP: 6-8 p.m., Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Charleston County’s Small Business Enterprise Program will host a workshop that will teach participants how to become certified as an SBE with the county, how to use technology to access resources and more. 958-4012 or SOCIAL AND MOVIE NIGHT: 6 p.m. Sea Kayak Carolina, 1731 Signal Point Road, James Island. Free. The Sea Kayaking Meetup Group will host a social and movie night that will feature “This is the Sea.” RSVP by calling 225-7969 or visiting SUMMERVILLE 9-12 PROJECT: 7 p.m. Holiday Inn Express, 120 Holiday Drive, Summerville. $3. The group will meet to celebrate its one-year anniversary. www.


PALETTE AND PALATE STROLL: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Various downtown galleries. $45. The Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association presents this annual event, during which participants may enjoy fine art and wine, as well as cuisine from Charleston restaurants while enjoying a walk around downtown. The stroll raises money for the CFADA’s scholarship fund. MUSIC ON THE GREEN: 6-9 p.m. Freshfields Village Green at the crossroads of Kiawah and Seabrook islands. Free. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy shopping and blues by Shrimp City Slim. www.freshfields FAMILY FUN NIGHT: 6:30-8:30 p.m., R.L. Jones Center Pool, 391 Egypt Road, Mount Pleasant; 7-8:30 p.m. Park West Pool, 1251 Park West Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Free. Swimming and games. Floats and water toys are welcome. 884-2528 or

MOONLIGHT MIXER: 7-11 p.m. Folly Beach Fishing Pier, 101 E. Arctic Ave. $8 Charleston County residents, $10 nonresidents and at door. Dancing to music by DJ Jim Bowers as well as food and beverages. 795-4FUN. BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION: 8-11 p.m. Gibbes Museum, 135 Meeting St. $25. The new young professionals group, Society 1858, will celebrate Bastille Day with food and drinks by 39 Rue de Jean, a French-themed scavenger hunt, jazz by Heddy Rae and more. 722-2706 or


PRINCESS PARTY: 9:30-11:30 a.m. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. $8 members, $10 nonmembers. Girls are encouraged to dress up as princesses and enjoy a morning of arts, crafts, cupcakes and more. 7222996, ext. 236, or GLASS BEADMAKING CLASS: 10 a.m.-12:20 p.m. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. $40 members, $45 nonmembers. Mike Hiester, owner of Blue Heron Glass, will teach participants the basics of glass beadmaking. 722-2996 or BELLY DANCE WORKSHOP: 1-6 p.m. Trudy’s School of Dance, 830 Folly Road, James Island. Icelandic belly dance artist Ziva will lead a workshop that will cater to beginner and intermediate dancers. 795-8660. “SAVE OUR SEAS”: 7-11 p.m. S.C. Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. $30. Support the aquarium’s rescue efforts in the Gulf and the Lowcountry by attending “Save Our Seas,” a benefit featuring live music by the Red Top Ramblers, Henry’s Attic, Doug Jones and Gary Greene from Cravin’ Melon and Mark Bryan, a former member of Hootie & the Blowfish. Guests can enjoy Cajun food, beer and other beverages. 577-FISH or www.scaquarium. org. REGGAE CONCERT SERIES: 8:30 p.m. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive. $8 adults, free to children 12 and under. Guests may enjoy music by Da Gullah Rootz. Food and beverages will be sold. 795-4FUN.

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monday OPERA AT THE LIBRARY: 1:30 p.m. Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun St. Free. A filmed production of Donizetti’s “L’elisir D’Amore,” starring Luciano Pavarotti, Kathleen Battle and The Metropolitan Opera and Chorus. 805-6930. “OFF THE GRID”: 6 p.m. Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun St. Music from Americana ensmeble White Rhino and Friends. 805-6930.


CHARLESTON COUNTY CITIZEN’S ACADEMY: 9 a.m.-noon, Emergency Operations Center, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston; 1-5 p.m., detention center, 3481 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. During these two classes, residents will learn how the county government func-

tions. The first class will focus on public safety, and the second will look at Charleston County’s judicial system. To RSVP, call 958-4000 or e-mail maigreen@ LEADERSHIP SEMINAR: 6-8 p.m. Center for Women, 129 Cannon St. $35. The center’s Entrepreneurial Woman Series presents a leadership seminar led by author Margaret Seidler. Participants will receive a copy of Seidler’s book “Power Surge: A Conduit for Enlightened Leadership.” 763-7333 or


SEWEE SUMMER MOVIE: 11 a.m. Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center, 5821 U.S. Hwy. 17, Awendaw. This session, the center will show films about insects and animal builders. Call 928-3368. LOWCOUNTRY SCHOLARS: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Lowcountry Senior Center, 865 Riverland Drive. Free

to members, $5 nonmembers. A lecture by Dr. Michael Barrett on the Romanian campaign during World War I and a lecture by Dr. Von Bakanic on “Prejudice: Attitudes about Race, Class and Gender.” 762-9555. LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: 6 p.m. Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun St. Author James Morrison will discuss his book, “Alcohol, Boat Chases and Shootouts! How the U.S. Coast Guard and Customs Fought Rum Smugglers and Pirates.” 805-6930. AWENDAW GREEN BARN JAM: 6:30-11 p.m. Awendaw Green, 4879 U.S. Hwy. 17. Free. Music by Stained Glass Wall, Mental Note, Will Lewis and John Lee. Barbecue and drinks will be sold. 452-1642 or “BOYS OF SUMMER” FILM SERIES: 8 p.m. Eye Level Art, 103 Spring St. $5, free to members. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the classic Mel Brooks comedy “Blazing Saddles.” Beer and wine and pastries from Sugar Bakeshop and Wild Flour Pastry will be available for purchase. STARLIGHT CINEMA SERIES: 9 p.m. Freshfields Village at the crossroads of Kiawah and Seabrook islands. Each Wednesday in July, the Village will host an open-air movie. This week’s film is ‘Where the Wild Things Are.’ 768-6491 or

july 23 “LET’S DO LUNCH”: Noon. Carolina’s Restaurant, 10 Exchange St. $18. The King Street Marketing Group will team up with Carolina’s and chef Jeremiah Bacon to present a Lowcountry lunch. Guests will receive a King Street goody bag, raffle ticket and free parking. Call 303-1113 or visit to purchase tickets. MUSIC ON THE GREEN: 6-9 p.m. Freshfields Village Green at the crossroads of Kiawah and Seabrook islands. Free. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy shopping and beach and Texrock band The Rum Punch Bandits.

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KAYAKING WORKSHOP: 8 a.m., Sea Kayak Carolina, 1731 Signal Point Road, James Island. $45 includes equipment. This edging and bracing clinic will teach participants how to increase the efficiency of their strokes. 225-7969 or LATIN-AMERICAN BASEBALLTRIBUTE: 5-10 p.m. Riley Park, 360 Fishburne St. $5. Join the RiverDogs for an evening that will focus on the Latino baseball perspective and will include Latin music and food, the Fungoman Challenge and other contests, sponsor booths and more. 577DOGS or ”CHRISTMAS IN JULY”: 9 p.m.-1 a.m., 10 Storehouse Row

at The Navy Yard at Noisette. $5 with a canned food donation, $10 without. $5 beer and wine ticket. H1gher Learning and Vapor Apparel will host a Christmas-themed fundraiser for the Lowcountry Food Bank that will include performances by Spaced Invaders, DJ Rocky Horror, Righchus and others. A photo booth by BadJon and screenprint exhibit will be featured. Food and drink vendors will be available. 608-1739 or 747-8146, ext. 105. FREE FAMILY MOVIE: 9 p.m. Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, 99 Hallman Blvd. Free. This month’s featured movie is “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial.” Food and beverages will be sold. 7944FUN or

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“CLOISTER-GARTH” CONCERT: 5 p.m. Bethel United Methodist Church, 57 Pitt St. The church will host “Cloister-Garth,” a concert featuring music from the churches and cathedrals of England. 270-8146 or www.


“MORE BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS”: 7 p.m. July 16-17 and 23-24; 3 p.m. July 18 and 25. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. $19.50-$32.50. Brad and Jennifer Moranz present a two-hour musical revue that will feature songs from “Phantom of the Opera,” “Annie,” “Dreamgirls,” “Chicago” and other hit Broadway musicals.


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At the Dyspeptics Club three of today’s four players will confirm thatWestistheweakestcardholder, South the luckiest, and North the most acerbic. But, although none of the others would admit it, East is the best card-player. In today’s deal South was caught by his deceptive defense. Declaring three no-trump, South covered the opening lead of the spade 10 in dummy and ducked East’s king. Back came a spade, West pitching a heart and declarer winning in dummy to take a diamond finesse. Because oftheshortagesofdummyentries, Southbrieflyconsideredleadinga heart to dummy’s 10, but eventually crossed to the heart ace to repeat the diamond finesse, then cashed the two remaining heart

winners. On the second of these, East discarded the club queen. Unsure whether East had one diamond and two clubs left, or two diamonds and one club, South cashed the diamond ace next. When East followed with the king, declarer decided that EasthadtheclubA-Jleft.SoSouth exited from hand with ace and a second spade, hoping to score his club king at the end, but East claimed the rest for down one. As North pointed out, South could have made his life a lot easier by ducking the spade 10. Now, whether West leads a heart, diamond or club, South gains an extra entry to dummy for another finesse and takes two spades, three diamonds, three hearts and a club.

Call 800-514-3849 or visit www. to purchase tickets. Call 416-8453 or visit “HANSEL AND GRETEL”: 7 p.m. July 23; 1 and 3 p.m. July 24; 3 p.m. July 25. Creative Spark Center for the Arts, 757-2 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant. $10 advance, $12 at door. Creative Spark’s Sprouts Children’s Theatre will bring the classic fairy tale to life. Come an hour early to enjoy a “Hansel and Gretel”-inspired carnival featuring games, arts and crafts and more. 881-3780.

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SENIOR ART FESTIVAL ENTRIES: The Lowcountry Senior Center is looking for entries from visual artists ages 50 or older to be displayed during the Seventh Annual Lowcountry Senior Art Festival on Aug. 25-Sept. 17. Submissions may be offered for sale, and artwork will be judged and prizes awarded. 762-9555. ARTISTS NEEDED: Silver Pail Pottery in Summerville is looking for fine craft artists to be represented in the new gallery Four Green Fields, which will open in the fall. Call 851-9544 or e-mail Jill and Robin at CRAFTERS NEEDED: The Island Crafters Guild is looking for crafters to participate in an arts and crafts show scheduled Sept. 25. A booth costs $45. Call 753-2559. CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Receiver Time Based Media Festival is looking for artists who work in time-based media to submit their work. The festival will take place at various locations around Charleston on March 10-13. Visit or contact Jarod Charzewski or Liz Vaughan at for submission guidelines.


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CITY GALLERY AT WATERFRONT PARK: The gallery is looking for docents to greet and assist visitors while overseeing the gallery during hours of operation. Call 958-6484. SOUTHERNCARE HOSPICE: Volunteers are needed. Call Carolyn at 569-0870. TRICOUNTY FAMILY MINISTRIES: The organization is in need of experienced cooks and men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. 747-1788 or

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DENNIS THE MENACE By Hank Ketcham THE LOCKHORNS By Bunny Hoest & John Reiner

MARMADUKE By Brad Anderson

BIZARRO By Dan Piraro

Yesterday’s Solution

ZIGGY By Tom Wilson


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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


HI AND LOIS By Brian & Greg Walker & Chris Browne

LUANN By Greg Evans

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THE WIZARD OF ID By Brant Parker

BABY BLUES By Jerry Scott & Rick Kirkman

DILBERT By Scott Adams

ANDY CAPP By Reg Smythe

HAGAR THE HORRIBLE By Chris Browne GET FUZZY By Darby Conley

ZITS By Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman


TODAY’S HOROSCOPE ARIES (March 21-April 19): Cut your losses personally, professionally or financially. Working from home may be difficult at first but it’s your uncertainty that stands in your way. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You can make a strategic move that will help you personally and professionally. Networking will lead to an opportunity you don’t expect. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t rely on promises. You will be left to your own devices when it comes to financial or personal responsibilities. An emotional issue will arise. CANCER (June 21July 22): Don’t let uncertainties caused by others lower your confidence. You have the discipline, energy and mindset to accomplish whatever you decide to do.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You need to get out and experience new people, places and pastimes. Get involved in something that can alter the way you live and think. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Taking an aggressive path will show others you are serious about your pursuits. Take care of personal matters or do something that will make you feel good. LIBRA (SEPT. 23OCT. 22): As long as you stay on top of matters, you will do just fine. As soon as you let someone interfere, things will spin out of control. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21): An aggressive approach will be your best bet and will bring the highest returns. Publishing will lead to greater advancement. Money is apparent.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21): You can expect to meet with opposition no matter what you do or with whom you deal. There is a chance to make money by cutting your overhead. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19): Put yourself on the line. You have what it takes to accomplish your goals. There is money in the stars and deals that can turn your life around. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18): You may think someone you are dealing with is being critical but it’s likely this person just wants to help you be and do your best. Try to be patient. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20): Your indecisiveness might cause you to miss out on a great opportunity to partner with someone intent on being successful.

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As promised, this week’s edition of Head2Head trivia is not sports related. Instead, in honor of Bastille Day (July 14), we’re going with a French theme. Last week’s winner, Ed Coates, is being challenged by Ron Pastorelli, who’s taking time off from work.

Viva la France!

A statue of Edith Piaf in Paris depicts her early years as a street singer. AP

QUESTIONS 1. When was the French Revolution? 2. Who wrote the book “Les Miserables?” 3. Charles de Gaulle was a famous French ... 4. Marie Antoinette was the wife of which French King? 5. What is the TGV? 6. What French singer was known as the “Little Sparrow?” 7. What is the order of the colors in the French flag? 8. What was the official residence of the kings of France from 1682-1790? 9. What is France’s national anthem? 10. What is Paris known as?



1. 1779? 2. Hugo. Had to read it for school. Hated it. 3. General. WWII. 4. Louis XV, I think. 5. It’s the high-speed train. 6. No idea. 7. Blue, white, red. 8. Versailles. 9. I don’t know what it’s called. 10. City of Light.

1. 1850. 2. Maybe Victor Hugo? 3. Artist. 4. The last one. 5. French television. 6. The one in that movie with the French actress who won an Oscar. 7. Blue, red, white. 8. Louvre. 9. Can you hum it for me? 10. City of Light.

CONCLUSION With an easy win over his opponent, Coates makes it two in a row. He’ll be back next week to tackle another topic of Head2Head trivia.

CORRECT ANSWERS It’s been a while since we’ve had someone dominate Head2Head for an extended period of time. Does Coates have what it takes to go the distance? Stay tuned.

1. 1789 2. Victor Hugo 3. General 4. Louis XVI 5. Train

6. Edith Piaf 7. Blue, white, red 8. Versailles 9. “La Marseillaise” 10. City of Light

DEAR ABBY often leads to finding an interest. Volunteer and/or get a part-time job. If nothing else, those experiences can eliminate some fields of endeavor or spark an interest in something he has not yet considered. — VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR IN MURPHY, N.C. DEAR ABBY: “Hopeless” should sign with a temp agency. I worked as a temp during my college breaks and was introduced to various office settings, technologies and career opportunities. One summer’s temporary placement, answering phones and doing clerical work, led to a higher-level position the following summer. I took it and couldn’t have been happier. “Hopeless” shouldn’t wait for others to tell him what he should do. He should just get out there and do it! If nothing else, he may discover what he does not want to do and can direct his college course accordingly. — BARBARA IN KATY, TEXAS Write



EAR ABBY: Nineteenyear-old “Hopeless in Chandler, Ariz.,” said he doesn’t know what he wants to do with his life. When I was his age, I didn’t know what I wanted to do, either. I didn’t want to go to college, the military didn’t interest me and nothing I could think of seemed appealing. My parents had factory jobs. They talked me into filling out an application at the plant. I did so grudgingly and was hired. I figured I’d stay one or two years and then find something I liked better. This September, I’ll have worked there 32 years. I consider the job I’m doing now to be my dream job, and I enjoy going to work every day. My advice to “Hopeless” is to try something he may think he won’t like, give it a chance, and see how he feels in a couple of years. He may be surprised by what he discovers. — HAPPY AND SATISFIED IN OHIO DEAR HAPPY: Great advice! It never hurts to give something a try before deciding you don’t like it. Read on for more suggestions: DEAR ABBY: I would encourage “Hopeless” to take college transfer courses at a community college. This

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