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The news of 52.5 Records’ closing came through a blog post by owner Clay Scales. To read the full post, go to www.charlestonscene.com.

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he closing of a beloved downtown Charleston music store isn’t really a shock. It’s more of a confirmation of the nagging fears you’ve had all along and the slow realization that even 52.5 Records (561 King St.), as resilient as it has been, still is susceptible to time. Many will look back fondly on Clay Scales’ almost 14-year run, on memories of conversations had and songs from favorite albums, knowing everything changes with time. Clay Scales has always known this. It is how he has adapted to an ever-changing business and how he’s able to look toward the future. “It’s not a funeral,” he said. “It’s the next chapter.” He and his wife will move to New York after the store shutters Nov. 1. They have a daughter in Brooklyn. With details up in the air and a job still to be found, Scales says he is both

excited and nervous. For now, though, he has a twomonth going-out-of-business sale to run and friends to bid farewell to. Starting Sept. 1, just about everything will be marked down 30 percent, and beer will be buy one, get one free. As the store nears its final days, further discounts will be made. Offers are invited on bigger items in the store that have never been up for sale. These include pieces of art, display items, old picture discs and even an old exercise machine. “You know the old exercise machines with the belt that wraps around you and shakes?” Scales said witha laugh. “We have one of those; I know someone will definitely want that. I might even sell my Pee-wee Herman bobble head.” Despite 52.5 closing, Scales still is positive about the music. After all, that’s what it always has been about. “It’s been wonderful. I’ve been very lucky,” he said. “I’ve absolutely loved my job. Charleston has been good to me. I don’t know how to put it into words,

but it’s been really good and I feel really lucky.” He’s been working in record stores since he was 16. Since 52.5’s opening on Feb. 21, 1997, it has kept pace with changing formats and changing types of music. “When the MP3 came along and people started finding other ways to acquire music, that made it a little more difficult from a business standpoint, but it didn’t change how much I loved what I was doing,” Scales said. “I’ve been around long enough to see many different formats come and go. I’ve seen eight tracks and cassettes and vinyl and compact discs. The MP3, it’s one format records stores can’t sell, and that ultimately had a lot to do with why I’m closing,” he continued. “But it’s a really good time right now for music lovers. And I include myself in that. There are a lot of ways to hear music. It’s so easy to discover and hear wonderful music.” Fans of 52.5 are asked to write their favorite memories on the store’s Facebook page.

atermelon isn’t his favorite fruit. “I don’t eat it for a living. I smack it.” And Gallagher’s reasoning behind the choice is pretty gruesome. “I think I chose it because it’s the largest piece of produce. And it’s like hitting a head. Red on the inside.” His Sledge-O-Matic and its victims are central to his routine. “When they first introduced infomercials, there was one about a food chopper called the VegO-Matic. I wondered why they didn’t just smash it with a hammer. So, if veg and sledge didn’t rhyme, I wouldn’t have had a career.” You may have seen him outside of Home Depot. After Gallagher’s first wooden mallet was stolen from his car in Miami, he took to remaking his famous prop several times a year in the parking lot of the hardware store. “If I don’t I get to the airport an hour before to check my baggage, I have to throw it away. I do that a couple of times a year. Sometimes the baggage guys tell me they lost it. I think they just take it, but that happens a couple of times, too. So I probably make six or seven a year. But who wants a log on a hoe handle?” The ’80s were filled with Gallagher’s prop comedy. “I invented it and got famous immediately. My dad owned a skating rink, and I used to do skating routines. Comedy routines were very easy compared to skating routines.” In the finale of his act, tables are lined with containers of cottage cheese, cartons of chocolate milk, keyboards, grape soda, and, ironically, pound cake. “It’s not what I want. It’s what the crowd wants. I changed the world. All the amusement parks have splash rides now. Look at the Blue Man Group. Insane

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Clown Posse. Everyone was afraid they were going to get sued, but audiences just want to have fun.” Fun that involves cowering beneath a sheet of plastic. 20 years later, Gallagher is still touring the U.S. year round. Friday and Saturday, he’s headlining Club H2O in North Charleston. Sledge-O-Matic in tow. His jokes these days focus on “gray areas,” what he feels is wrong with America. “Boys that look like girls. Celebrities that are common people.” Gallagher’s lived in Los Angeles for 30 years, but doesn’t mind the travel of his gig. “I’m a creative person. I like to say I’m home between my ears.”


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Escapada Beach Launch Party & Fashion Show The news of 52.5 Records’ closing hit me pretty hard. When I moved to Charleston in 2003, my first goal was to find a good record store. For me, searching for and buying new music is like a second job. A really cool second job. There’s nothing quite like rummaging through a stack of CDs and taking a chance on an artist because of an eye-catching album cover. Or discovering that you still need to buy a few albums by one of your favorite artists to complete your collection. The idea of music being a tangible art form is slipping away. I will never connect to albums the way I used to because it has become too compressed. Too cold. 52.5 Records is one of the best music stores I’ve ever been to. Clay Scales has done so much for Charleston, and I am thankful to him for his passion. I visited a lot when it was on Wentworth Street and brought my obsessive-compulsive music buying habits to the King street location as well. I hope you all visit before it closes Nov. 1. Read more about it on Page 5.

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6-8 P.M. WEDNESDAY // MARKET PAVILION BAR, 225 EAST BAY ST. Charleston has become quite the Southern mecca for fashion, overflowing with talent from designers such as Maria Dobrzanska Reeves of Marysia swim, Carol Hannah Whitfield of Carol Hannah and Rachel Gordon of One Love. Not to mention Charleston Fashion Week. Dive deeper into the fashion world at Escapada Beach Launch Party & Fashion Show, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Market Pavilion Bar, 225 East Bay St. In the past year, local designer Escapada has established itself as a contender in the women’s resortwear industry. Guests that evening can enjoy free hors d’eouvres, courtesy of the Pavilion Bar, free samples of sweet treats by Twenty Six Divine, and sexy lounge beats pulsing through the speakers all while marveling at the beautiful Charleston skyline. The first 75 people to enter will receive gift bags. And the best part? It’s free to get in.

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The Beer Guru will be hosting a blind India Pale Ale tasting at 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Wine Awhile, 1039 S.C. Highway 41, Mount Pleasant. Admission is $10. Call 475-1811.

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Head to East West Health Arts, 792 Folly Road, for a special screening of “Cold Soldiers,” the independent action movie from Charleston-based Clandestine Films. Tickets are $5. If you buy a copy of the film with your ticket, the DVD will cost $15 (reduced from $20). All proceeds will help pay for duplication costs and film festival submissions. 6:30- 8:30 p.m.

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the same time, they stayed true to Brazilian fundamentals. There were times Special to the Post and Courier when there was a blues feel, too, infused To see footage of the mostly by Gregory’s voicings. or about two hours on Aug. 14, “Bossa Bossa” show, visit At times, the vocalists sang solo. Suthe Footlight Players theater came www.charlestonscene. arez’ “Dindi,” accompanied only by alive with the sultry, lilting sounds com. piano and trumpet, was superb and of authentic Brazilian music. hauntingly beautiful. Vocalists Duda Lucena and Leah Suarez Lucena brought everything to a stellar headlined Bossa Bossa, a program they gorgeous touch all evening. standstill with his offering of “Cuercoproduced of Musica Popular Brazileira, Also in the mix was magnificent vado,” a Jobim classic with lyrics by Gene modern popular music from the culture- ensemble playing offered by Gerald Lees. He evoked all the swing and sway asladen country, bossa nova and samba. Gregory on piano, Ben Wells on bass, sociated with Brazil, moonlit nights with The singers soared. This reviewer has Ron Wiltrout on percussion (probably light breezes and swaying palm fronds. never heard either of them sound better. the best Latin drum kit player in town), Another high point was the two singBoth articulated very delicate renderings Charlton Singleton on trumpet, Mitch of mostly Antonio Carlos Jobim mateBulter on trombone and Mark Sterbank ing “How Insensitive” with Suarez and Lucena alternating verses in English and rial, leaving spellbound about 200 people on saxophone and flute. in the nearly full, intimate old theater. While everything was built around the Portuguese, respectively. Everybody involved in the project, the Suarez sang bel canto, clear as a bell singers, it was like a performance of an with no vibrato, accentuating smooth, eight-piece band, tight and in the pocket. musicians, Andrew Higdon of Hope Sound and the staff, have worked tospare phrasing that resonated with abso- Especially fine that night was Gregory. gether before. lute beauty. Hints of conversations with himself And it showed. Lucena was wide ranging and pitch could be heard inside his solos and his Look out for this the next time around. perfect as he accompanied on guitar, an support of the singers electric flat body that sang with Lucena’s All these musicians are jazz players. At I’m sure there will be one. BY JACK MCCRAY

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Benefit for Raul’s Seafood 5-8 p.m. upstairs at McCrady’s in The Gallery Room. See Page 23.

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See poetry at Monday Night Poetry and Music, 160 East Bay St. The event is free and kicks off at 8 p.m. The feature is singer-songwriter Aaron Levy.

TUESDAY, AUG. 24

The Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is held 3:30 p.m.dusk at Moultrie Middle School, 645 Coleman Blvd. Features local produce, flowers, baked goods, live music and more. 884-8517 or www.townofmountpleasant.com.

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College of Charleston’s annual French Film Festival kicks off with a pre-fest party at 8 p.m. at Eye Level Art. See Page 27.

THURSDAY, AUG. 26

Catherine Feeny with Steven Fiore and Haley Dreis will perform 8-11 p.m. at Eye Level Art, 103 Spring St. Advance tickets are $7 and can be purchased by calling 278-2374.

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here’s no chance Nick Jenkins’ CD release party on Aug. 26 will be shut down because of too much noise. The Charleston drummer and visual artist is set to unveil “8 Bits + Pieces” at Hope and Union Coffee Co., a growing concern in the burgeoning Midtown neighborhood of peninsula Charleston. The cops might as well go get a Jazzy Pizza at Dell’z on Cannon Street or a pastry at WildFlour on Spring Street. You see, the party is a silent disco. That’s right, silent disco. Attendees are being asked to bring headphones. It’ll be the only way you can hear Nick’s new music. “It will be very, very quiet,” Nick told me with his famous, tongue-in-cheek humor. The retort conjures up images of his well-known, earto-ear smile. The idea for the party, which is free but you have to bring your own headphones, organically evolved from

and they provide a very relaxed atmosphere. I felt that it would be perfect for what I wanted to do, which is to have some people listen to some songs I wrote.” John describes his early interaction with Nick: “I remember him coming in and ordering a coffee and closely observing our process. He then sat down for an Nick’s relationship with hour or so to do some work. John Vergel de Dios, coowner of H&U with his wife, “On his way out, he handed me an envelope with an Harper Poe. The renovated Charleston illustration of the actual envelope on the table where he house at 199 St. Philip St. was sitting and enclosed was is an increasingly popular spot for creative people of, it a CD labeled ‘Mr. Jenkins.’ I really appreciated that and seems, every ilk, including knew that there was someentrepreneurs. It features thing about Nick.” single origin coffees with There’s plenty about Nick. each cup hand crafted. He illustrates children’s Nick started hanging out there about six months ago, books, creates posters for rock shows, does the oclooking for a comfortable casional “zine,” personal place to work and network calendars, T-shirt designs, with interesting, perhaps album art, stationary and like-minded, people. commissions. Nick said, “I asked Hope He plays in many working and Union to host it because I like hanging out there and bands, too. I’m usually doing work there “I am somewhat capable of ‘swinging’ on the drums. I anyway. The staff is great

love playing drums. It’s my professional instrument. I am somewhat comfortable playing songs on a guitar. ... My piano skills are elementary, but I know where all the notes are. Sam Sfirri, a jazz pianist and a barista at H&U, later told John that Nick was an “esteemed musician and artist.” Sam gives John piano lessons. John, who has a strong background in art direction and design, went on, “He soon became a regular, and on occasion, he would leave illustrations for ‘the mouse,’ Jeska, one of our baristas, and I noticed that Nick had a very consistent and distinct illustration style that I really liked, sort of resembling Wes Anderson’s. “So I asked him if he was interested to be commissioned to do our first series of limited edition Hope and Union T-shirt graphics.” Nick, who will turn 27 on the day of the party, Please see MCCRAY, Page 9E


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John, 34, and Harper, 32 and owner of Proud Mary, produced about a dozen im- a crafts business, came to ages for the project, includ- Charleston in 2008 from ing one of G-Unit, John’s Brooklyn, N.Y. and opened car, that’s shown with this H&U in November 2009. column. John, who surfs, helped The naming of the car rebuild out the jazzy shop, inveals a bit about the personal- cluding making the wooden ity of John and Harper as well furniture. as their friends and the shop. A big part of the attraction “In hip-hop culture, the for folks is the clean, airy interm ‘G’ can be construed as terior design of the sky blue a title of endearment or staand white store. There’s a tus quo. But in our case, ‘G’ warm, open vibe that’s reinactually stands for grocery forced by the layout and opeor granny. Our ‘whip’ is a ness of the place. Not much 1984 Mercedes-Benz station stress to be felt. wagon and is our most prized The ambience is soft. Nick mode of transportation at has a soft, quiet approach to H&U. The G-Unit is usuhis art. ally spotted on the Ravenel He said of the new CD, “I Bridge running slow but like composing/recording smooth on the way to Whole music. I like listening to muFoods for organic milk and sic in headphones, too. The fruit runs.” songs on this album were On one of his sojourns at written with the idea that I H&U, Nick drew G-Unit, probably wouldn’t be playcomplete with a cup of coffee ing them live any time in the that John left on the top as he near future, but I still wanted drove off. to share the music with other The two renaissance men people. There also aren’t very also play in a garage band many venues in Charleston together. (sadly) that struck me as

capable or welcoming to the idea of a silent disco. I am not a DJ.” I’ve heard some of the music on the CD. It’s definitely avant garde, but not random. It would probably fit in the new music category. Unlike a lot of music in that genre, there’s discernible rhythmic patterns, melodies and harmonies. The party starts at 7:30 p.m. Nick said, “The start time is pretty strict.” It will be broken down like this: The album is just under 30 minutes long. There will be three different “sessions.” Hopefully, the album will be played three times in it’s entirety. So, 7:30, 8 and 8:30, ending at 9. “The music on the CD is mostly programmed music, electronic drum and keyboard loops and sequences.,” he says. “Other than that, I sing, play melodica, glockenspiel, percussion and keyboard. There is one additional violin track on a tune called ‘Lovenest’ by my friend Erin McKinley. I used a pro-

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gram called Reason and one called GarageBand. Oh, and there is a laugh track by some friends of mine from Asphalt Orchestra called ‘This Guy.’ “Limited hard copies of the album will be sold for $15 at the show, as well as code cards for digital download of the album for $8. The only admission is that you arrive on time, bring some headphones, and keep any noise to a minimum.” John likes his music a lot. “I’m currently working on a storyboard for a 15- to 30second TV spot for Hope and Union with director Gene Nazarov from New York,” he says. “We plan to use an instrumental version of Nick’s ‘This Guy’ track.” Nick’s personality comes through the music he composed. John sees him as reserved, calm, collected. He believes Nick is a “multifaceted musician and has a vast knowledge in all genres of music and it certainly shows in his musical explorations. I would describe the album as being primarily

electronic-based.” He thinks it would appeal to people who have an appreciation of the traditional pop song format but also appreciate a more abstract approach. “His sound and melodies incorporate elements of electronica, techno, jazz and folk music with live instrumentation.” There are enough elements to Nick’s art that it would probably mean different things to different people. By the way, Nick just completed a little tour of New York, where he played Lincoln Center with Asphalt Orchestra, a street marching band, and London. He left a little something, an art work and a song, on his website for the bartenders at the Huxton, a place he describes as a very fancy bar in East London that has “very fine cups of coffee. Check out all of Jenkins’ stuff at paperjenkins.com. His art is eclectic, just like the neighborhood. And like the neighborhood, it’s full of promise. I wouldn’t

be surprised if many more projects like this one sprout there. The grass-roots flavor of the area can only bring positive change. John said, “I love the overall progressive and creative vibe in this neighborhood and there is so much support from the community and other local businesses. Everyone is really devoted to making it better. I feel like there is always something new popping here. “Some of my favorite spots in Charleston are here: Hominy Grill, Sugar, Trattoria Luca, D’Allessandro’s, Dell’z and two of Charleston’s esteemed design firms, Stitch and Fuzzco are here. So it’s just a matter of time till it catches on.” I hang out around the corner at Jazz Artists of Charleston’s Jazz House, at the corner of St. Philip and Cannon streets. John’s right. In fact, I think it’s already caught on. Reach Jack McCray at jackjmccray@aol.com.

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t’s safe to say no one expected “The Hangover” to be as popular as it was. After all, a year ago, who knew that Zach Galifianakis, Vegas, tigers and Mike Tyson could really be that funny in a movie? I think “The Hangover” surprised everyone because it had no real big names in it. It also raked in $277 million at the box office. “The Hangover” may not be close to the funniest or best movie, but it was fun and funny for a lot of people. The plot isn’t anything spectacular sounding: Four guys go to Vegas for a bachelor party, get drunk, lose the groom and, in the midst of recovering from hangovers, search for their buddy. But, the movie was hilarious, silly,

and ridiculous. During certain scenes, you can’t help but think “how did they come up with that?” Not because the scene or line itself was brilliant, but because what is happening is so out of left field. But ever since “The Hangover’s” unexpected success, a lot of comedies making their way through the movie theaters are tagged “The Next Hangover.” And, as a huge movie lover, I’m also always hoping that some new comedy surprises me and matches “The Hang-

over’s” hilarity. Earlier this year, “Hot Tub Time Machine” was thrown around as a potential next “Hangover.” After all, it did have the weird, yet slightly intriguing name suggesting a time warp via jacuzzi. I waited for “Hot Tub Time Machine” to hit DVD, and don’t regret it. It wasn’t a huge hit at the box offices, making just less than $50 million. While half the movie was funny, the other half was kind of eh, for lack of a better word. Overall, fine but nothing special about it. And then, out of nowhere early this month, advertisements for “The Other Guys” started popping up. Something about the movie drew me to it. I probably couldn’t pass it up knowing that Mark Wahlberg (MARKY MARK, yes!) and Will Ferrell played loser cops. Maybe it’s because I warmed

up to the idea of Mark Walhberg cracking me up in a movie with his cameo in “Date Night” or maybe it’s because I’ve been waiting for another Will Ferrell movie that made me laugh as much as “Anchorman,” “Old School” or “Talladega Nights.” But either way, “The Other Guys” is pretty funny. It did have the theater laughing pretty consistently, but it was missing some of “The Hangover’s” flashiness. Where “The Hangover” had countless crazy situations ... and Zach Galifianakis, “The Other Guys” has a lot of outthere comments and rants, along with some crazy stunts. “The Other Guys” may not be the next “Hangover,” but that doesn’t mean it’s not a funny way to spend a couple of hours. And, there’s a “Hangover” sequel scheduled for next summer if you need your wolf pack fix.


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The appreciation of anything is necessarily constrained by the parameters of its definition. A good cheeseburger is measured by the things that make it a cheeseburger, such as the ground beef, fixings and cheese. And you certainly wouldn’t judge it compared to prime rib. A beautiful woman is appreciated because of the feminine characteristics unique to her. The curve of her back or swing of her hips are not comparable nor disqualified by what makes George Clooney handsome. And the same goes for action movies. To say that “The Expendables” is a “dumb” movie is to miss the point. Of course it’s dumb. So was “Rambo,” “Commando,” “Die Hard” and every other ’80s shoot’em-up flick producer Sylvester Stallone tried to emulate with his latest film. Like those movies, “The Expendables” is completely ridiculous, which is what makes it totally awesome as blood, guts, fists and fire are strewn across the screen to create the most improbable fight scenes imaginable. While most of the crowd at The Hippodrome downtown (the perfect place to see a movie like this) seemed to get a kick out of it, one friend complained about the corny dialogue.

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Jason Statham (from left), Sylvester Stallone and Randy Couture are shown in “The Expendables.” happen all the time when traveling. Then I learned that checking my luggage would be $25. Really? For just one item? Passengers can’t at least check one bag and be charged for a second or third? Gee, thanks. How much will the peanuts on the plane be later, $20? When traveling home, I arrived at Dulles International 40 minutes before my connecting flight only to be told that I must arrive 45 minutes ahead of time and would have to be rebooked as a standby passenger on a later flight. After paying $25 to check my bag again, I was charged an additional $50 as a “standby fee” and was also told there was no guarantee Thumbs Down I’d be getting on the later Switching topics, I recently flight. I then had to wait three took a flight out of Charleston and had a horrible expe- hours, finally arriving in Charleston a good five hours rience. Flying from Charleston to later than I had originally Washington, D.C., last week, planned. As far as I’m concerned, I was first informed that my Southwest Airlines can’t plane had been canceled a arrive in Charleston fast mere hour before take-off and then learned it had been enough. Let’s hope they make flyreinstated at a later time. No problem. These things ing fun again.

I asked if he had ever seen “Cobra,” Stallone’s wonderfully bad 1986 cop flick in which Sly tells a bad guy before wasting him “You’re the disease and I’m the cure.” Bad dialogue in these types of movies is crucial, and it was delivered in spades by an all-star, action-packed cast, including Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Randy Couture and cameos by Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. If you’re looking for fine art, Spoleto will be back next spring. If you’re looking for an unapologetically goofy good time, go see “The Expendables.”

arolina’s Got Art! is now accepting submissions for their annual traveling exhibition, which will be seen in various locations throughout North and South Carolina in October. “It’s a great chance for Carolinas artists to take part, get their name out, sell work and win up to $10,000 in cash and prizes. We really want to have a wide distribution of artists from across the state this year as we’ll be touching many locales,” says Michael Orell of Carolina’s Got Art! There are a few positive changes taking place this year. There will be bigger prizes, with approximately $10,000 in cash and prizes being offered. The organization is accepting a broader range of media. Up to 50 pieces from the opening show will travel across both

30. To register, visit www. carolinasgotart.com. Call 704-327-8732.

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of the Carolinas. There will be new jurors. And another change is that there will be a second exhibition called the Salon des Refuses. This exhibition will consist of works that were not chosen for the main event. The Salon des Refuses show will be only at the Elder Gallery in Charlotte, whereas the main exhibit will be at various locations. The Salon des Refuses will be on display Oct. 7 through Nov. 30. The entry deadline is Aug.

Imaging Arts Gallery in the Lower King district is asking local artists to submit proposals for the theme/direction of its next art show. “Our most recent show has been a great success and we want to keep up the momentum. Anyone who has a body of work or a plan for a show should send his/her ideas our way. At the end of the month we’ll take a look at all the ideas and pick our favorite for the show to be held in the beginning of October,” says Lauren Perrault, operations manager and marketing director of the gallery. All idea submissions are due by Aug. 31 and can be e-mailed to Printing@ImagingArts.com.

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he 2010 International Best-Dressed List was just announced in the September issue of Vanity Fair magazine that hit newsstands recently. The annual style issue features Lady Gaga on the cover in a long gray wig, greige nail polish (Deborah Lippman “Waking Up in Vegas”) and not much else. Lady Gaga is one of the more surprising names on the list this year. The idea of a best-dressed list belonged to the late fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert, who believed American fashion needed a boost. In 1940, she came out with the first list, which included heiress Barbara Hutton and a Mrs. S. Kent Legare “of South Carolina and Washington, D.C.” When Lambert died in 2003, she left the list to a handful of editors at Vanity Fair to oversee. In deciding who makes the cut, several thousand ballots are sent out to designers, retailers, editors, filmmakers, photographers and former winners. The list honors “individuality, chic and originality on the highest level.” The 2010 honorees are perhaps the most eclectic group ever represented on the list. Regarding Lady Gaga, Vanity Fair style editor Amy

Fine Collins explained, she “reinvented the medium of fashion. She’s included anything and everything into fashion, from telephones to wheelchairs. She’s consistently herself.” One of the most refreshing newcomers to the list this year is English actress Carey Mulligan, best known for her Oscar-nominated role in “An Education.” Her pixie haircut and gamine figure channels Jean Seberg and Mia Farrow. Miu Miu, Prada and Lanvin are her go-to labels. First lady Michelle Obama also made the list and was cited for her mix of designer brands with more affordable labels like J. Crew, Talbots and Isaac Mizrahi’s Liz Claiborne. Other “first ladies” on the list are Carla Bruni-Sarkozy of France and Samantha Cameron of the U.K. Another unusual newcomer is jewelry designer and actor Waris Ahluwalia, who is known for his roles in Wes Anderson films and his style, which includes tailored suits from Savile Row, an impressive beard and his signature turban. Other men on the list

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Musician Pharrell Williams made the 2010 International Best-Dressed List. include musician Pharrell Williams, news anchor Brian Williams, actor Alec Baldwin and director Martin Scorsese. Several sets of siblings made the list, including actors Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal, French fashion icons Charlotte Gainsbourg

and Lou Doillon and Andrew, David and Dylan Lauren, who frequently look like they stepped out of a Ralph Lauren (their father, by the way) fashion spread. To see all the honorees on the 2010 International BestDressed List, go to www. vanityfair.com.


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The problem with too much thinking BY BERNARD R. DITTER Special to The Post and Courier

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fter reading “The Accidental Buddhist” this past week for the second time, I am stopped dead in my tracks by the assertion that we are the composite of everything that we see and hear. They are recorded in our minds and become a part of us. This furthers the belief that we are not a singular being but exist in duality with everyone else, therefore we are all one being. It is logical that we are influenced over our lifetime

project ourselves forward to imagine a scene yet to be experienced. One writer stretched this concept to the extreme suggesting that the natives did not literally see the ships of Columbus’ small fleet as they had never viewed such a thing before and had up an image of our childno memory upon which to hood simply by thinking draw a vision. Think about about it. We have this minthat for a moment. iature screen on the inside of In “Funnycide,” the story our forehead upon which we of the 2003 Kentucky Derby view the past. winner, the author opines If a special sound is heard, that we all root for the unwe have an instant memory, derdog because most of a certain smell prompts an- us consider ourselves the other. The triggering devices underdog. We are prone to are varied. We can even doubt our worthiness and

If we are, in fact, a conglomerate of every experience, then it would be logical to be for something rather than against something. Ergo all good things to others accrue to us in some existential fashion. by the things that we see and do. And it would make sense that persons seeing the same things would view them through the prism of their own experiences. Before the memory chip came along, we used to think of our brain as the repository of all our memories, our personal memory

bank. When we had the need for a memory, we would access our memory bank much the way that Google and other search engines comb through billions of information bits that are within the confines of the Internet. Think about the way our brain works, we can conjure

when in groups, we tend to consider ourselves as the one who does not belong. If we are, in fact, a conglomerate of every experience, then it would be logical to be for something rather than against something. Ergo all good things to others accrue to us in some existential fashion. Sometimes the arcane gets too convoluted for me. I am still thinking about each and every experience becoming a part of me. If it is imprinted on my brain, why not on my psyche? It makes sense. As Popeye once said, “I yam what I yam.”

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Pour House welcomes healthy dose of

SOUTHERN ROCK BY CHRISTINA ELMORE

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Today The Moon, Tomorrow The Sun were scheduled to play The Village Tavern before it closed. The band will now play at a house show in downtown Charleston. BY MATTHEW GODBEY

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Today The Moon, Tomorrow The Sun Tonight at 39B Line St. A lot can be determined from a name. For the Atlantabased electro/rock group Today The Moon, Tomorrow The Sun its name evokes much the same imagery as its music. Dark but never for too long, the band focuses on the transition from one thing- one mood, one genre, one song- to the other. It’s about the moments in between that the Avengeling Records artist strives to explore on its sophomore effort “Heavyweight Champions.” The exploration pays off as the album plays with a seamless drifting between genres- synthpop as well as ambient and indie rock- without ever losing its effectiveness or focus. The drifting feels natural for the young quartet and the exploring never seems forced or pretentious; which offers a sigh of relief to a genre filled with insincerity and overacting. For Today The Moon, Tomorrow The Sun the space between is exactly where the band should be; not so much caught between steps but rather making new steps altogether and in a direction that is sure to be all its own. Today The Moon, Tomorrow The Sun were originally scheduled to play the Village Tavern. They will instead play tonight at a house party, at the 39B Line Street in downtown Charleston. Doors are set to open at 9 p.m.

Uncle Mingo Saturday at The Windjammer For Charleston-based band Uncle Mingo, dreams have no expiration date. It’s a mindset that has stayed true to the funk/rock quartet for more than 20 years. Uncle Mingo first became popular as a “party band” favorite among Charleston crowds beginning in the early 1990s before finding national success with the release of “Little Baby Brother” in 1996. The re-release of “Fatty Mookie Mo’ Booty” on Autonomous Records in 1997 further expanded the band’s blip on the national radar. And before long, the band was doing considerably well for itself. Please see EVENTS, Page 15E

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ock bands Hill Country Revue and Tea Leaf Green will be embarking on a tour that will bring them to The Pour House on Aug. 28. Hill Country Revue, formed in 2008 by guitarist Cody Dickinson, is a new addition to the Southern-rock scene. The band’s debut album, “Make A Move,” was released in May 2009. The next album, “Zebra Ranch,” due for release later this year, is expected to showcase how much they have grown since then. “ ‘Make a Move’ was a snapshot of the band at its inception. ‘Zebra Ranch’ captures the band at a time when we’re coming to our own. After touring together for two years, we have a solid identity and our own sound,” Dickinson said. Despite the band’s youth, Dickinson is no stranger to the music industry. While he mainly plays guitar now, some may recognize him as the drummer from the North Mississippi Allstars. “I do miss playing the drums,” Dickinson said. “The thing about the drums is it’s

if you go WHO: Tea Leaf Green w/the Hill Country Revue. WHEN: 10 p.m. Aug. 28. WHERE: The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway. COST: $15 at www.etix.com, all Cat’s Music and Monster Music locations. INFO: 571-4343 or www.charlestonpourhouse.com. WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Go to www.charlestonscene.com, and add your opinion about the concert.

all about hypnotic repetition and groove. The guitar and piano are more based on melody. It’s a very different mind-set, but I feel like it’s been a revitalizing cascade of creativity.” With three Grammy nominations under his belt with the Allstars, Dickinson said he has similar aspirations for the success of Please see SOUTHERN, Page 15E

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Steel Petals is one of the bands scheduled to perform at the fifth annual Battle of the Bands at The Music Farm on Aug. 26.

Eventful ‘Battle of the bands’ benefits Trident United Way

recreate what was lost, the band decided to go in a difHill Country Revue. ferent direction stylistically “Absolutely! It’s world with Reed Mathis in Chamdomination in 2011, one bers’ place. show at a time,” Dickinson “They’re about as different said. as you can get as far as bass Hailing from the San players go,” Garrod said. Francisco Bay area, Tea Leaf Mathis produced the Green has 12 years of expe- band’s latest album, “Lookrience. ing West,” which consists of The band has suffered road-tested songs that had a number of setbacks, innot yet been recorded. cluding losing a prominent “I kind of see this as the member, bass player Ben last chapter and now we’re Chambers. starting a new book. It’s tak“He just wanted to go get en us a while to reformulate married and have kids. You after Ben left, but now we’re can’t blame him for that. He on a path of rediscovery,” didn’t want to be touring Garrod said. in a rock ’n’ roll band anyTickets to the show are $15 more,” band member Trevor and doors open at 9 p.m. Garrod said of Chambers’ For more information on departure. “In a lot of ways, Hill Country Revue, visit he started the band. It www.hillcountryrevue.com. definitely changed without For more information on him.” Tea Leaf Green, visit http:// Rather than attempting to tealeafgreen.com. EVENTS From Page 14E

The band’s style wasn’t all that unique, popular ’90s blend of styles including funk, rock and punk, but the band’s execution, clever BY SAMANTHA TEST wrap up the night after resongwriting and live perSpecial to The Post and sults have been announced. formances were enough to In order to qualify to play, Courier bolster its reputation next to all bands had to participate WHO: Trident United Way’s Battle of the Bands. in a United Way project. One genre heavyweights such as et some serious bang WHERE: Music Farm, 32 Ann St., downtown Charleston. was helping the Lowcountry Red Hot Chili Peppers and for your bucks when WHEN: Aug. 26; doors open at 5:30 p.m. Primus. Food Bank box food. The just over a dozen clash on ENTRANCE DONATION: $10. Uncle Mingo’s members other one was a poverty simstage next Thursday at the REQUESTED DONATION: New socks (men’s, women’s or now all have day jobs and ulation to see what it would Music Farm for Trident children’s). families but still enjoy rebe like to live at the poverty United Way’s fifth annual MORE INFORMATION: www.tuwbattleofthebands.com. convening for spring and level, Glenn said. Battle of the Bands. “There were absolutely no summer shows every year to Included with the ticket negative comments by any- keep the fun alive. price are free drinks and Glenn says Trident United Original bands will be Uncle Mingo will appear one,” said Glenn. “Everyone food as well as possible priz- Way is a resource for distrib- Big Bangs Theory, Hwy 17 learned something about the Saturday at The Windjames for showing up. All you uting money to other nonBand, TranceFusion, Steel project they participated in mer, 1055 Ocean Blvd., with need to remember is to put profit organizations. Petals, Ascending Heights, the Creed-ish rock group and everyone walked away your contact information “They determine where Dead on Time, Hundred Hornit. Tickets are $10 and feeling like they accomin the pool for the drawings the money is most needed in Hands Down and NOTA. plished something good for are available at www.thebetween every set. the community and distribIf Steel Petals sounds the community and learned windjammer.com or at the Proceeds will benefit orga- ute it accordingly. They act familiar, it’s because they door. more about the organizanizations of Trident United as a pass through.” won best original band at Call 886-8596 or visit Way (TUW). Co-chairman Passing the mic to bands last year’s battle. Last year’s tions and TUW.” www.the-windjammer.com New to the event will be Christopher Glenn explains will be emcee Ken Carbest cover band was South this year’s “Rock Your Socks for more information. that the event also serves to rington of the RiverDogs. Strand Band. Off” campaign. raise awareness of what the The crowd will determine Also taking the stage will Attendees are asked to Lee Brice local organization does and best cover band. be On the Hunt, a ’70s clasbring new men’s, women’s where donations go. Local celebrity and music sic rock cover band. While Saturday at “We want to get young industry judges will select not competing, they’ll keep and children’s socks to doThe Music Farm people involved. Get them best original band. the energy high while votes nate to Crisis Ministries. By doing so, sock beareducated about TUW, eduLee Brice has made a career This year’s cover band are counted and winners are ers will get special access cate them about what TUW line-up will include Henry’s decided. out of the unexpected. The is all about and where the 30-year-old Sumter native Attic, Dirtweed, Headrush, Then an all-star jam featur- to a new, specialty beer by money goes when they give,” Cindi & the Sound Catz and ing members of the Battle of Sweetwater that hasn’t been first rippled the pool of loreleased. he said. cal interest when he earned Fatter Than Albert. the Bands committee will

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a football scholarship to Clemson University, a career which ended prematurely after an arm injury. Brice then shifted his focus from football to music and began finding work as a songwriter. By 2007, Brice had co-written songs for Jason Aldean and Keith Gattis as well as releasing three singles of his own. Brice’s biggest break, however, came that same year when he co-wrote Garth Brooks’ hit “More Than a Memory.” Now it seems that 2010 will be another big year for Brice. His debut album was released in June behind an already successful single in “Love Like Crazy” earning him glowing reviews from the New York Times and ranking CMT and Billboard charts alike. Brice will perform Saturday at the Music Farm, 32 Ann St., Saturday. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 the day of the show and are available online at www. etix.com or at the door. Visit www.musicfarm.com for more information about the show. Visit www.leebrice.com for more on the artist.


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Gov’t Mule MULENNIUM (Evil Teen)

There are certain bands that you simply must see live to truly appreciate. Gov’t Mule, the great Southern rock jam band, is one such band. Led by guitarist Warren Haynes, the rock trio has released a few well-received studio albums, but the band has really made a name for itself via its marathon live performances. “Mulennium,” the latest release from The Mule, documents the band’s December 31, 1999, performance at Atlanta’s Fox Theater. While the world was welcoming in a new millennium, Gov’t Mule was treating a few thousand fans to three sets of great blues and rock music. In addition to plenty of early original Gov’t Mule songs, this three-CD set includes covers of King Crimson’s “21st Century Schizoid Man,” The Who’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and Led Zeppelin’s “Dazed and Confused.” There is also a special surprise during the second set where blues legend Little Milton, one of Haynes’ biggest musical influences, joins the band on stage. Best of all, this triple album is priced like a single CD, meaning even the most frugal Gov’t Mule fan has no excuse to pass on this. KEY TRACKS: “Lay Your Burden Down,” “Blues is Alright,” “Sometimes Salvation”

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John Wesley Satterfield JOHN WESLEY SATTERFIELD (Independent)

To say that musician John Wesley Satterfield’s life up until now has been exciting is putting it mildly. While he has been playing guitar since he was 12, Satterfield chose to join the Coast Guard after high school rather than immediately pursue a career in the music business. Eventually settling in North Carolina after getting out of the service, Satterfield’s musical career began to take off while he was a member of the bluegrass band Woodwork Roadshow, which opened for such acts as Kenny Chesney, Nickel Creek and Robert Earl Keen. Now Satterfield has entered a new phase in his musical journey, and his new selftitled five-song EP finds the artist sounding more like Bruce Springsteen or John Mellencamp than anything remotely bluegrass. With a band that includes guitarist Herbie Jeffcoat, bassist Reggie Sullivan and drummer Jeremy Roberson, as well as former dB and Continental Drifter Peter Holsapple on one track, this EP shows Satterfield is serious. The tracks are produced by former Jump, Little Children front man Jay Clifford and Hootie & The Blowfish guitarist Mark Bryan. Definitely worth a listen if your taste runs along the lines of good old blue-collar rock and roll. KEY TRACKS: “Come Down,” “Without the Rain,” “Sinking In”

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Squeeze SPOT THE DIFFERENCE (XOXO)

For nearly 40 years, the English band Squeeze has been gracing us with some of the catchiest as well as some of the most under-appreciated, songs in rock. Tunes such as “Tempted,” “Pulling Mussels (From the Shell),” “Black Coffee in Bed,” and “Hourglass” demonstrate why over the years the Squeeze songwriting team of Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook has been compared to Lennon and McCartney. Unfortunately, as is often the case in the music biz, the band signed away many of the rights to its own music, meaning that Squeeze has not really benefited from the sale of greatest hits packages such as “Singles 45’s and Under” and the like. Possibly to skirt the copyright laws, and perhaps as a personal challenge, the remaining members of Squeeze convened in a studio with the idea of re-recording some of their best-known songs, and making them sound as close to the originals as possible. The result is “Spot the Difference” — aside from the fact that the singers’ voices sound a bit older. Paul Carrack shows up to lend vocals to “Tempted,” but the music is almost indistinguishable from the original tunes. Interesting concept, but this curiosity is essentially for hardcore Squeeze fans. KEY TRACKS: “Tempted,” “Black Coffee in Bed,” “Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)”

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Korn KORN III: REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE (Roadrunner)

It has been three years since the metal band Korn released its last studio album. While 25 years ago that might have simply meant a long and well-deserved break for a rock band, apparently these days it means it is time for a band to “reinvent” itself. I don’t know if that was Korn’s aim on “Korn III: Remember Who You Are,” but much of the material here smacks of desperation. With its members pushing 40, maybe they are realizing that it is no longer the early ’90s and that nu-metal died out years ago. Maybe it is the fact that the band’s best musician, Brian “Head” Welch, left the band five years ago and things have never quite been the same. Whatever the case, there will obviously be a few hardcore Korn fans who buy this CD out of sheer curiosity. To those folks, I’ll go ahead and issue a caution. This isn’t Korn you remember. If you’re looking for “Freak on a Leash” or “Got the Life,” then you’re going to be disappointed. There are a few moments where the old Korn tries to break through, most notably on “Are You Ready to Live,” which ends with lead singer Jonathan Davis crying. I felt the same way after listening to this CD. KEY TRACKS: “Are You Ready to Live,” “Pop a Pill,” “The Past”

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4215. Tonight: Shag Night. CLUB H2O: 8484 Dorchester Rd. 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. 528-0777. Fri-Sat: Abe White, 6 p.m.; Sun: Sunday Jazz Brunch, noon. CUOCO PAZZO: 1035 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 9719034. Wed, Fri-Sat: Riccardo sings Opera and Italian songs, 7 p.m. DORCHESTER LANES: 10015 Dorchester Rd., Summerville. 376-2200. Fri: Never Tha Less; Sat: Head Shop Boys; Sun: Trivia w/Bad Joke Tom; Mon and Wed: Karaoke w/Rocky; Tues: 61 Daze. 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. 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: Extended Hill, $5, 10:30 p.m.; Fri: Stewart and Winfield Band, $10, 10 p.m.; Sat: Josh Roberts and The Hinges, $5, 10:30 p.m.; Wed: Nite Ramble w/ Sandy and Gary, 8:30 p.m.; Thurs: Taco Donkey, $5, 19 p.m. FIERY RON’S WEST ASHLEY: 1205 Ashley River Rd. 225-2278. Fri: Extended Hill, $5, 10:30 p.m.; Sun: Skye Paige and Original Recipe, $5, 6 p.m.; Mon: Open mic, 8 p.m.; Tues: Hard South, 9 p.m.; Wed: Lowcountry Blues Club, 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: Crossroads of Kiawah and Seabrook islands. Fri: ‘Blues on the Green’ w/ Shirmp City Slim, 6 p.m. 768-6491. GENNARO’S RESTAURANTE: 8500 Dorchester Rd. 760-9875.

Tonight: Gennaro’s Jazz Ensemble, 8:30 p.m. GILLIGAN’S: 582 Dock Rd., Moncks Corner. Fri: Keith Bruce, 6 p.m. GRIFFON PUB: 18 Vendue Range. 723-1700. Tonight: Mac Leaphart; Sat: Jeff Buccanon. 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: Open mic, Karaoke, 9 p.m.; Fri: 92.5 ‘The Box’ Dance Party; Sat: Smile Empty Soul w/ Edisun & Virgil Kain. 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; Tues: Big Hit and the Baby Kit; Wed: DJ Argento. IACOFANO’S: 629 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 881-2313. Wed: Keith Bruce, 6:30 p.m. JIMMY’S: 431 St. James Ave., Goose Creek. 553-8766. Tues: Chris Sullivan, free. J’PAULZ: 1739 Maybank Hwy., James Island. 795-6995. Tonight: Chris Dodson, 8:30 p.m.; Fri: Howard Dlugasch, 9:30 p.m. 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. Tonight: Eddie Stonaker w/ Freddie Ray Cleland, 9 p.m.; Tues-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: Jordan Gravel, 8 p.m.; Sat: The V-Tones, 8 p.m. LALO’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 1585 Central Ave., Summerville. 873-9988. Tonight: Luther Perry Call, free, 7 p.m.; Fri: Cycle Humm, free, 9 p.m.; Sat: Chewbacca, free, 9 p.m.

LIBERTY TAP ROOM: 1028 Johnnie Dobbs Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 971-7777. Tonight: Mitch Wetherington, 6 p.m. 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. 763-3908. 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. THE MILL LOUNGE: 1026 E. Montague Ave. 225-2650. Tonight: Drive Way Daves, 9 p.m.; Fri: Mac Leaphart, 9 p.m.; Sat: Elonzo w/ Megan Jean and KFB; Sun: Trouble in the Wind, 9 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, 6:30 p.m.; Sat: Rene Russell w/ Gary Hewitt, 6:30 p.m.; Sun: Louis Dixson Duo, 4 p.m.; Tues: Rene Russell on Palmetto Breeze Cruise, 6 p.m. MUSIC FARM: 32 Ann St. 5776989. Fri: Perpetual Groove, $1215, 8 p.m.; Sat: Lee Brice, $12-15, 8 p.m.; Thurs: Trident United Way’s BATTLE OF THE BANDS, $10, 6 P.M. OASIS BAR AND GRILL: 778 Folly Rd., James Island. Fri: Mike DJ; Sat: Actuatus w/ Homycyde. O’MALLEY’S: 549 King St. 8055000. Tue: Trivia, 7 p.m. MERLY’S PUB: 1217 Red Bank Rd., Goose Creek Fri: Karaoke, 9 p.m.; Sat: DJ Little C, 9 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: Calvin Taylor w/ Tommy Simms, 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: Ben Fagan, 7 p.m.; Sun: Elise Testone, 6 p.m. THE POUR HOUSE: 1977 Maybank Hwy. 571-4343. Tonight: The Spam Allstars, $10-12, 9 p.m.; Fri: Machine Funk, $8, 9 p.m.; Sat: Butterbeans, 5 p.m., The Archetypes w/ Bobby Houck of the Blue Dogs, $10-12, 8 p.m.; Sun: Jesse Pritchard and Friends, free, 5 p.m.; Mon: Alo, free, 8 p.m.; Tues: Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears w/ Hacienda, $10-13, 9 p.m.; Wed: The Academy Is w/ the Envy, $10-12, 9 p.m.; Thurs: Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit w/ Josh Roberts, $13-15, 10 p.m. RED DRUM GASTROPUB: 803 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 8490313. Wed: Triple Lindy, 9 p.m. RITA’S: 2 Center St., Folly Beach. 633-5330. Tonight: Beatles on Beach; Fri: Jamisun; Sat: Dave Lando; Sun: Ed Or; Mon: No So Serious;

THE ROCK LOUNGE: 1662 Savannah Hwy. 225-2200. Fri: The Dielectrics, 8 p.m.; Sat: Jason and The Juggernauts, 8 p.m.; Thurs: Freak N’ Nuts, 8 p.m. SAND DOLLAR: 7 Center St., Folly Beach. 588-9498. Fri-Sat: 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. SODA WATER GRILL: 1960 Riviera Drive, Mt. Pleasant. 3880309. 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. SPANKY BOTTOMS: 570 College Park Rd. 553-0834. Fri-Sat and Wed: Karaoke w/Debbie Prine, 8 p.m. SUNFIRE GRILL & BISTRO: 1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. 7660223. Tonight: Calvin Taylor, 6 p.m.; Fri: Susie Summers and Al, 6 p.m.; Sat: Ron Durand, 6:30 p.m.; Mon: Singer and Songwriter Night, 8 p.m. Thurs: Calvin Taylor, 6 p.m. THE SWAMP FOX AT THE FRANCIS MARION HOTEL: 387 King St. 724-8888. Fri-Sat: Pianist Bill Howland 6 p.m.

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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 p.m.; Wed and Sun: Abe White, 4 p.m. AROMAS: 50 N. Market St. 7239588. Fri-Sat: Cotton Blue, 7 p.m. ART’S BAR AND GRILL: 413 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 8493040. Tonight: Jeff Batman and Friends; Fri: Baby Fat; Sat: Cherry Bomb; Sun: Everett Bigbee; Mon: Open mic w/ Everett Bigbee; Tues: Danielle Howell; Wed: Ward and Joel. ATLANTICVILLE RESTAURANT AND WINES: 2063 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. 883-9452. Tues: Annie Boxell. AWENDAW GREEN: 4879 Hwy 17, North Awendaw. 452-1642. Wed: MT Bourque w/ Kevin Church, Jordan Igoe, Rebecca Loebe and Old You, free, 7 p.m. BLIND TIGER PUB: 38 Broad St. 577-0088. Tonight: Porkchop, 9 p.m.; Fri: Hugh Price, 7:30 p.m.; Sat: David Higgins, 7:30 p.m.; Mon: Big Hit and Baby Kit, 9 p.m.; Tues: Velvet Jones Duo, 9 p.m.; Wed: Graham Whorley; Thurs: Porkchop, 9 p.m. BLU RESTAURANT & BAR: 1 Center St., Folly Beach. 588-6658. Fri: Rotie Salley, 2 p.m., Mitch Wetherington, 8:30 p.m.; Sat: Ted McKee, 8:30 p.m.; Sun: Eric Penrod, 11 a.m., Jamisun, 3 p.m. BOWEN’S ISLAND RESTAURANT: 1870 Bowen’s Island Rd. Folly Beach. 795-2757. Fri: Open Jam w/Smoky and Steve & Co., 7 p.m. BUDDY ROES SHRIMP SHACK: 1528 Ben Sawyer Blvd. 388-5270. Tonight-Sat: Ronnie Johnson w/ Chris Clifton, 9 p.m.; Sun: David Goodman w/ Chris Clifton, 8 p.m.; Wed: Jason and Jacob of Category 6, 9 p.m. BUFFALO SOUTH: 1409 Folly Rd. 406-0888. Tonight: 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-

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A place to kick back and relax BY DEIDRE SCHIPANI

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t was a time of high prices, low wages and employment was hard to come by. Sound familiar? It was 14th-century England (“The English Alehouse: A Social History” by Peter Clark) and ale houses were finding their way in small towns and large cities. In 1632, the streets of London were paved with them. Ale houses were “drinking rooms.” Ale came by the pail, people paid “on the slate” and the ale wives made good money. History is repeating itself in 2010.

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CUISINE: American Melting Pot CATEGORY: Neighborhood Favorite: Bar PHONE: 277-2410 LOCATION: 951 Folly Road, James Island FOOD: ★★ ATMOSPHERE: ★★½ SERVICE: ★★★ PRICE: $ COSTS: Appetizers $3.99-$12.79, burgers $6.99-$8.49, seafood $8.99-MP, steaks $12.79-$14.99, chicken $10.79$11.79, sandwiches $6.89-$9.99, salads $3.49-$12.99, kids menu $2.99-$4.29, desserts $4.99. WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: Yes. VEGETARIAN OPTIONS: Limited to salads and seafood. BAR: Full service bar; specialty cocktails. Happy Hour Tiki bar. HOURS: Daily 11:30 a.m.-until. DECIBEL LEVEL: Dining room, moderate; bar, varies. Live music. PARKING: Lot on property. OTHER: Reservations accepted. Patio dining. Lunch and dinner specials ($5.99, $8.99), Buckets of Beer $10. Sunday F and B Nights, Flounder Fridays, Facebook specials. Pool table, Sunday “eggs and kegs.” Daily catch. 20 beers on tap. www.palmettoalehouse.com.

LEROY BURNELL/STAFF

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thatch-roof Tiki bar sports an oatmeal-colored weave. John Keener (of Charleston The beer is brown too. And Crab House) opened the Pal- the burgers ($6.99-$8.49). metto Ale House this spring And the steaks ($12.79in the space of the former $14.99). Nectar Bar and Grill. And on this night when His goal? To “provide a Mother Nature fired up the space where family and skies with more strikes of friends can kick back and lightening than the light relax.” shows at the Winter OlymIn 21st-century parlance, pics and Super Bowl commission accomplished. bined and the skies opened Palmetto Ale House is a bar up in torrents, Palmetto Ale with a restaurant attached. House was packed. It was An open dining room is gridlock on the gravel road flanked by booths and centhat passes for the parking tered with tables that easily surface (leave your Jimmy accommodate groups small Choo’s at home). and large. Families, 20-some- It was standing room only things with baseball caps, in the bar; every booth was boomers dressed for a night filled. on the town, college students The decor is a sportsman’s in cargoes and flip-flops are paradise. Bill fishing is the finding a spot to “get hoppy” catch of the day, whether it on Folly Road. is the Governor’s Bill Fish Live music rocks the outTournament at Kiawah or the door patio and smokers can local owner’s catch captured find a haven for their habit. in photos and displayed on Palmetto Ale House is a the walls. work in brown. From the There are flat-screen TVs booths to the tables to the bar and a pool table in the bar. to the paint colors, brown is The appetizers ($3.99)the operative color. Even the $12.79) are golden brown,

bronzed, fried, crisped, battered and crumbed. They are the standard assortment that you find in many restaurants and even grocery freezer cases. Try the island conch fritters ($7.49) that blend conch bits, red pepper dice, batter and crust for savory golden nuggets to plunge into housemade Cajun ranch dipping sauce. Perfect for a Summer Ale pulled from the tap. The starters lend themselves to sharing and range from chips and dips to quesadillas and sliders. Shrimp is boiled, Buffaloed or fried. There are wings and rings, chowder or soup. The menu goes everywhere. Classic burgers ($8.59) are topped with Palmetto Ale House pimiento cheese. Fried and grilled seafood is dipped in Palmetto Ale and crusted with housemade breading. Thai chicken served with “Ale House Smashers” ($10.79). You’ll find Cajun pastas and chicken Parmesan ($11.99).

A Philly cheesesteak ($8.99) is made with tenderloin tips, chicken Philly ($8.79) is made with a boneless, skinless chicken breast. Salads span from Greek or Thai ($8.79) to Chinese ($9.49). This is a menu by committee, something for every appetite. Stick with the flounder. Done as fish and chips ($8.99) during our visit, it was hot, crisp and fresh. The skin-on seasoned fries suffered from a generous hand at the salting station but had the starchy flavor of a quality Russet potato. Grilled grouper ($13.49) did not fare as well. A tad dry and without discernible grill markings, it appeared as an afterthought to our order. The coleslaw side came in those mini-cups that seem more suited to condiments than a vegetable side dish. But Palmetto Ale House is not all about the food. It is about family, friends and fun. And short of the market price catch of the day, all the menu items are under $15.

CLUBS From Page 17E 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: 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. TRIANGLE CHAR & BAR: 828 Savannah Hwy. 377-1300. Fri: The Generation, 10 p.m.; Sat: Deepwater Soul Society, 10 p.m. VILLAGE TAVERN: 1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. 884-6311. Tonight: Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun, 9 p.m.; Fri: The Mumbles, 9 p.m.; Sat: A Fire With Friends, 9 p.m.; Mon: Controlled Storms w/

Hurricane Fighter Plane, 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: Hot Sauce; Sat: DJ SLK T; Sun: Plane Jane; Mon: Rotie Acoustic; Tues: Team Trivia; Wed: Diesel Brothers; Thurs: DJ Dance Party. WILD WING MT. PLEASANT: 664 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 971-9464. Fri: The Krays; Sat: Cool Kid Collection; Sun: David Dunning; Tues: Team Trivia; Wed: Jamisun. WILD WING N. CHARLESTON: 7618 Rivers Ave. 818-9464. Tonight: Ed Miller Karaoke; Fri: Plane Jane; Sat: The Krays; Sun: Matt Jordan w/ Fred; Mon: Team Trivia; Tues: The Diesel Brothers; Wed: Rotie and Morgan of Soulfish; Thurs: Ed Miller Karaoke. THE WINDJAMMER: 1008 Ocean Blvd., IOP. 886-8596. Fri: Rob Crosby Group, $10, 8:30 p.m.; Sat: Uncle Mingo w/ Hornit, $10, 9 p.m. WOLFTRACK BAR AND GRILL: 1807 Parsonage Rd. 768-0853. Tonight: Open mic w/ Everett Bigbee; Fri: Ricky and The Rattlers; Sat: Virus.

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Local produce increasingly found in area homes and restaurants

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In “National Lampoon’s Vacation,” Audrey walks around her cousin Vicki’s room and picks up a trophy. “You won this for raising a pig?” she says. “Yeah, first place.” “Does anybody know about it,” Audrey asks. “Everyone knows,” Vicki responds. “No offense, Vicki, but being a farmer is not cool,” Audrey scoffs. Twenty-five years ago, farming was not seen as cool. The perception was that it was what you did because you lived in the country or because your family had always done it, certainly not because you wanted to. Seemingly overnight, that has changed. Much like the poets of the Romantic age turning their backs on the Industrial Revolution, people are leaving their desk jobs and turning to a more pastoral way of life. We are looking to know where our food is grown, or even grow it ourselves, and those who provide us with those wares are suddenly way cool. Driven by both economic reasons, those desk jobs aren’t so secure anymore. And with a more primal need to be connected to the earth, it seems like everyone wants to be a farmer, or at least know one. Louise Bennett, partner of Sidi Limehouse of Rosebank Farms, puts it best when she says of Sidi, “Everyone either knows him, wants to know him or says that they know him.” Sidi is truly a man of few words, offering only “I don’t plant a lot of anything, but I plant a little of everything.” Nathan Thurston of The Ocean Room had this to say about Sidi, “Isn’t it ironic that the person who has the most control over The Ocean Room menu isn’t me? It’s Sidi Limehouse. We cook whatever he grows; every fruit and vegetable he grows is first class, so we commit to using them. In a way, it’s kind of a challenge for us and it never gets old.” High praise indeed. Mike Lata of FIG believes it is not just any farmer who is getting the recognition: It is the farmer who is committed to certain types of practices. “These growers that are getting the notoriety, they have a different approach to farming,” he says. “Celebrity farmers are becoming that way because they are farming for restaurants. It is only fair for chefs to pass the buck on to the grower. It’s not just produce, though,” Lata says. “The guys who raise livestock are getting the exact same treatment. We, as chefs, are going to give them all the credit that we can for the delicious food. We are just trying not to screw up what they have given us.” A rise in localism also has fueled this changed. As gas prices increased, many decided to look at what was

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Sidi Limehouse of Rosebank Farms, doing what he does best. “We cook whatever he grows; every fruit and vegetable he grows is first class, so we commit to using them. In a way, it’s kind of a challenge for us and it never gets old,” said Nathan Thurston of The Ocean Room.

Local Meg Moore is starting a sustainable farming project. “I think we got away from how we were supposed to be living.,” she said.

GREEN GROCER Celeste Albers Wadmalaw Island, SC (843) 559-5095

Farrah Hoffmire sells her Giddy Goat Cheese brand at farmers markets and businesses around town.

available in our own backyards before making the decision to have something shipped from California. Along with the lower cost, we realized there was another benefit. “Why wouldn’t I support my community? Why wouldn’t I support my local farmers,” asks Brett McKee of Oak Steakhouse, 17 North and O-ku. “When you support the people in your community, that comes back to you.” When asked why the perception of farming has changed in the past few years, most farmers had a very similar response. Meg Moore, who is in the process of starting her own sustainable farming project, says, “I think we got away from how we were supposed to be living. “A few years ago, you started hearing about organic foods, organic farming and farmers markets. People want to get back to simpler lives and be a part of their community. Food always brings people together, and the farmer is the proper spokesperson for that.” Nico Romo of Fish Restaurant agrees. “This lifestyle is nothing new, we just got lost in the masses for a while. Profit margins were more important than quality. Thankfully, we have turned away from that and gone back to the basics,” he says.

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Farrah Hoffmire, purveyor of Giddy Goat, says the farm life is something she was always drawn to, she just couldn’t quite make out what path it was going to take. “As a kid, I was always drawn to pictures of sheep farmers in Ireland and Scotland. I loved National Geographic magazines. I always wanted to do something that involved farming, but I never knew it would be goat cheese. “I simply fell in love with the process. I started doing it for friends, and when they started paying me, I knew I was on to something.” Hoffmire’s only challenge at this point is keeping up with demand. “Rosebank Farms is my biggest seller, but we are also carried in McCrady’s, Bin 152, and we are working on getting into Whole Foods in September. I just had to hire my first employee!” This lifestyle is a labor of love, and it has its advantages, but it is not for everyone. “It’s 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” cautions Erin Forte, daughter of Celeste Albers of Green Grocer. Forte has been working on a farm since she was three years old and she knows the good, bad and ugly sides of the business. “I’m a country girl. I love the animals and I love the way we live, but I don’t think that I will choose this business for myself. It is very hard work for sometimes not much money,” she says. “What people don’t understand is that this is a job that you have to go to every single day. There is never a vacation, a holiday or a sick day. Squash needs to be picked all the time and it won’t wait for you. If you don’t pick it, you lose money.” It’s a hard job, but we are thankful to those who wake up hours before the sun comes up to do it. Farming has always been cool; we just needed to be reminded.


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JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE is the only Japanese style steakhouse in Charleston

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Benefit for Carrolls of Raul’s Seafood

“Buy Local,” “Sustainability” and “Eat Fresh” are not just marketing buzzwords for the chefs of the Charleston culinary community. The forced closing of Raul’s Seafood after 18 years of providing fresh, local seafood from Shem Creek was a shock. The community wants to support local purveyors, and the passion for this has led to the organization of an event as a way to not only say “Thank You” to Kimberly and Captain Bobby Carroll, but also to raise money to sustain them so they can continue to provide seafood. On Aug. 22, from 5-8 p.m., upstairs at McCrady’s in The Gallery Room, local chefs will be preparing delicacies for tasting. Some of Charleston’s finest musicians will be playing and drinks will be flowing. There will be a raffle and silent auction with items donated by local businesses! The price is cash only: $30 per person or $50 per couple, and tickets will be available the day of the event at the door. McCrady’s is at 2 Unity Alley. Contact MayaMorrill@ yahoo.com

Updated Tristan

The folks at Tristan Restaurant, along with Chef Nate Whiting, opened their doors to a new look, updated menu and a more contemporary atmosphere. Think historic downtown marries modern, contemporary cooking. Whiting has kept tradition and brought it into the 21st century. Tristan is at 10 Linguard St. www.tristandining.com. Also new to the restaurant is an enhanced loyalty rewards

serves as a catalyst for increasing the availability of local, sustainably produced products for chefs, grocers and consumers through an increase in the number Farm to table of locally based farms and The Old Village Post farmers; providing greater House is hosting a Farm to access to land suitable for Table Dinner on Aug. 25 agricultural production; to celebrate local farmers integrating locally grown and products. Executive foods into area schools and chef Frank Lee and chef de institutions; and enhancing cuisine Jim Walker have public awareness about the created a four-course menu significance of supporting complete with wine pairings local farms. by Wine and Beverage DiVisit lowcountrylocalfirst. rector Patrick Emerson that org. celebrates the area’s bounty. The hors d’oeuvres and Wine + Food web wine reception begins at Tired of pointing, clicking 6:30 p.m., with dinner to and finding “your” event is follow at 7 p.m. The price is sold out? Frustrated because $58 per person plus tax and you do not know the visiting gratuity. Reservations are chef of a Dine Around? This required and can be made year, the staff at the Wine by calling 388-8935.The full + Food Festival has made it menu is available online. easier for you. The website The Old Village Post will relaunch Aug. 30 at House is at 101 Pitt St., www.charlestonwineandMount Pleasant. www.mav- food.com, with the entire ericksouthernkitchens.com. 2011 event schedule and guest lineup. The tickets go on sale online at 5:30 p.m. Festival charity Sept. 2. Time for you to do Lowcountry Local First, your foodwork! a 501(c)3 organization that advocates the benefits of Brunch at BLU a local living economy by After a summer siesta strengthening community support for independent lo- from the brunch bunch, cally owned businesses and BLU Restaurant and Bar has Blu with a View back on farmers, has been selected the menu. Brunch will be by the BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival as the served 11 a.m.-2 p.m. beginning Aug. 22. The cost is signature charity for 2011. $21.95 for adults and $11.95 As the signature charity, for children 4-12. BLU is at LLF will receive funding One Center St., Folly Beach. from the festival through 588-6464. www.FollyBeachfundraising initiatives, inHotel.net. cluding donations, ticket sales and silent auctions at signature events during and Hubee D’s flies in Dana Sinkler Jr. and partbefore the festival weekend. The festival’s donation will ner John Ferguson have launched the debut of their be used to support LLF’s Farm Fresh Food program, first Hubee D’s Tenders and the long-range goal of LLF’s Wings fast-casual restaurant at 975 Savannah Highway Sustainable Agriculture in the St. Andrews ShopProgram Initiative. The ping Center. On the menu? Farm Fresh Food program program, a redesigned website and plans for a series of special events for locals beginning later this year. Call 534-2155.

Fresh, never frozen wings, tenders, along with cornbread and house-cut fries. Homemade sauces and cold beer. They are open Monday-Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 546-0330. www.hubeeds. com. And Hubee is Ferguson’s 1964 Studebaker truck and the unofficial mascot of Hubee D’s.

Kirby’s Cafe open Kirby’s Cafe at 106 W. Hudson St., Folly Beach, is serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Free delivery for folks on Folly. 588-0015. www.kirbyscafe.com.

New hot spot

Caliente has opened on Savannah Highway approaching Red Top in the

space once occupied by Charlestowne General Store. On the menu are favorite Tex-Mex staples done with the local touch. They are at 3669 Savannah Highway. Open Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 766-4416. www. calientecharleston.com.

Black Bean Co.

The Black Bean Co., owned by Ellis Grossman, plans an early September opening at 116 Spring St. The Black Bean Co. will serve breakfast along with being vegan and vegetarian friendly. www.blackbeanco. com. 277-0990.

Euphoria 2010

Food, wine and music. It

does not get much better. Check out the local talent who will be contributing at this annual Greenville event taking place Sept. 23-26. www.euphoriagreenville. com. On the menu? Mike Lata and Anthony Gray.

Twenty Six Divine

Enan and Jennifer Meintel Parezo, chef-owners of Twenty Six Divine, prepare an assortment of sweet and savory dishes to go. They also prepare a brunch for two for $30; serve a classic tea the second Saturday of every month from noon-3 p.m., along with a menu that is as they say “great sweets and eats.” They are at 682 King St. 754-8899. www. twentysixdivine.com.

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Dave White helps you reach ‘Zen’

BY DENISE K. JAMES

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ventured to West Ashley’s hip, new establishment, Zen Asian Fusion, to see what the fuss is about and to hang with bartender Dave White. He’s not only my neighbor on James Island, he also knows how to make everything from Saki cocktails to dessert martinis. The bar is captivating with its warm, yellow glow. It’s relaxing and chic. Q: How long have you been with Zen? A: Since it opened in March of this year. Q: How is business going? A: It’s going well. Weekends are busy, especially Friday and Saturday nights. Tuesday is also a good time. We do live music that night. We already get a lot of regulars. People tell their friends about us because they like the food and atmosphere. Q: Describe your background as a bartender. A: I’ve been in Charleston for about a year. I started out at Mad River. Before I got to Charleston, I bartended in Las Vegas for about two years. You see some crazy people out there; it’s definitely a different world! Q: What are the happy hours and specials? A: We do a happy hour 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. It’s a dollar off beers and liquors, and $5 for a large saki. We also extend happy hour on Mondays for the food and beverage crowd, so it lasts all night. Q: What drink do you love making? A: I would have to say the Scorpion Bowl. It’s vodka, gin, and rum with orange, cranberry and pineapple juices, plus triple sec and grenadine. We light it on fire when it’s presented, and the customers love it. Q: Tell me about the menu here.

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Kirby’s Cafe on Folly offers homemade, affordable food BY ROB YOUNG

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pen for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Kirby’s Cafe invites all comers and all appetites to modest but accommodating quarters on Folly Beach. Kirby’s rests in the old storefront occupied by Lil’ Mama’s pizzeria. The restaurant has freshened up the digs, dressing the walls in light yellow paint, and the window casings in a turquoise tint. Impressive black-and-white photographs of Folly Beach help deck out the place, and the stained concrete floors and lacquered wood tables give it style. DENISE K. JAMES Jeff Haetel, the previous owner of the well-received Dave White worked in Las Vegas before moving to Charleston. Buffalo South bar and restaurant, and partner Steve Gramling opened Kirby’s A: Natalie Portman. I’ve the Flavor of Malaysia. It’s WHAT: Zen Asian Fuvery tasty and really spicy. I had a crush on her since the in July, seeking to offer homemade items like pirecommend it to customers 10th grade. sion. miento cheese and potato Q: How would you imoften. WHERE: 2037 Sam Ritsalad and a variety of sandprove the nightlife in Q: Where do you like to tenberg Blvd. wiches and salads. Charleston? go out in Charleston? PHONE: 766-6331. For top consideration: A: I would open up an A: I go out to places on the beef on weck ($8), roast Market Street since I worked actual dance club, where beef on a kimmelweck there and I know everyone. I people really dance. I miss A: It’s Asian fusion, so we roll; the French dip ($9); enjoy going to NV, the place that about bigger cities. I have a bit of everything: used to be a house music DJ an oversized, gooey grilled Chinese, Japanese, Thai and above Henry’s. Q: Who’s a celebrity you’d and there’s not a whole lot of cheese offering ($7) with sushi. I love our sushi and as cheddar, Swiss, mozzarella, that around here. like to serve a drink to? far as hot entrees go, I like

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American, pepper jack and pimiento cheeses; and the Folly chicken salad ($8) sweetened with apples, craisins and almonds. A couple of cool tuna salad creations also mark the menu, including the yummy Mediterranean sandwich ($8) with feta cheese, tarragon garlic aioli, lettuce and tomato, and the Santa Fe ($8) with oil and balsamic vinegar, fresh dill, peppers, red onions, lettuce and tomato. All can be had on white or wheat bread or kaiser and hoagie rolls. The burgers are apt to be good and messy on sesame seed buns. Like, say, the Kirby pimiento cheese and egg ($9); the sharp, melted cheese spills down the sides. It’s a good pick, and even better with a side of blue cheese coleslaw.


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Cinema extraordinaire at this year’s French Film Festival BY BILL THOMPSON The Post and Courier

Organizers are requesting a $10 donation per film at the Sottile and $5 for the Sunday matinee and the Museum. Ticket prices at the Picture House are $5 general admission, $2 for Film Society members. Oscar nominee and Cesar Award-winning “Persepolis” and “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” are the showcase pictures. A donation is being requested this year to defray the costs of improved projection equipment, says festival founder and director Anna K. Ballinger. “One very important addition this year to our program is a return to the large movie screen we have not been able to use in the past several years because we did not have a projector that was powerful enough,” she says. “We decided to rent a professional projector for this year’s festival to bring back the beauty of the big screen and improve our audience viewing experience. We hope that some of the donations will help us cover at least part of that cost.” Guest speakers include

Dr. Frank Cossa of the College of Charleston, who will introduce the screenings of “La Belle Personne” (“The Beautiful Person”) on Aug. 26 and “Micmacs” on Aug. 27; and Mme. Ginette Chenard, head of the Quebec Government Office in Atlanta, who will comment on

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Aug. 29

4 P.M.: “Panique au village” (“A Town Called Panic,” 2009), Sottile Theater Mezzanine. 7:30 P.M.: “La Belle Personne” (“The Beautiful Person,” 2008), Sottile Theater Mezzanine.

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lip on a beret (a cliche but fun), uncork a Chateau Margaux (if you can afford it), break out the Brie and get in the mood for le cinema francais. The College of Charleston’s annual French Film Festival unspools Aug. 26-29 at the Sottile Theater, the Olde North Charleston Picture House and the John Rivers Communications Museum. It will be preceded by a pre-fest party at 8 p.m. Aug. 25 and a screening of Julian Schnabel’s “Le Scaphandre et le Papillon” (“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”) at Eye Level Art downtown ($10). Co-sponsored by the college, the Greater Park Circle Film Society and Eve Level Art, the festival raises its curtain officially with an opening reception at 6:30 p.m. next Thursday at the Sottile, followed by 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. screenings at the Sottile and the Communications Museum, respectively. The reception is free and open to the public. Movies at the Sottile are free for College of Charleston students, faculty and staff.

“Ce qu’il faut pour vivre” (“The Necessities of Life”) on Aug. 26; and Rick Zender of the Communication Museum, who will discuss an Homage to Melies. For more information, call 953-8063 or visit www.cofc. edu/frenchfilm


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DESPICABLE ME 3-D

CATS AND DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE

THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE

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The epic struggle between cat and dog continues as Kitty Galore is determined to rule the world and gain control over her canine rivals.

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CATS AND DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE 3D

Azalea Square: Today: 11:55, 2:20, 4:30, 7, 9:20; Fri.-Aug. 26: 11:55, 2:20, 4:30 Citadel 16 IMAX: Today-Aug. 26: 12:20, 2:25, 4:30, 6:50, 8:55 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun.: 12:10, 2:15, 4:25, 6:50, 9:20; Mon.-Aug. 26: 4:25, 6:50, 9:20

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

PG-13

Terrace: Today: 1, 6:05; Fri.-Aug. 26: 4 p.m.

Tim is a rising executive who finds the perfect guest for his boss’s monthly “dinner for idiots.”

GROWN UPS

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Five best friends reunite after their old basketball coach dies. Cinebarre: Today: 10:50, 1:50, 4:40, 7:45, 10:20

I AM LOVE

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EAT PRAY LOVE

A wealthy family struggles with change as the family patriarch names an unexpected successor to his massive industrial company.

★★½ PG-13

Terrace: Today: 4, 9:35; Fri.-Aug. 26: 1:30, 4:15, 7:10, 9:20

A woman (Julia Roberts) who once dreamed of a family, finds her priorities shifting in this adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir.

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Charlie Tahan (left) and Zac Efron in “Charlie St. Cloud.”

CHARLIE ST. CLOUD

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Azalea Square: Today-Aug. 26: 1, 4:05, 7:10, 10:15 Cinebarre: Today-Aug. 26: 10, 1:10, 4:20, 7:30, 10:40 Citadel 16: Today-Aug. 26: 12:20, 3:20, 7, 9:45 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun.: 11:35, 1:40, 2:40, 4:50, 7, 8, 10:10; Mon.Aug. 26: 4:50, 7, 8, 10:10 Regal 18: Today: 11, 2:10, 5:15, 8:20; Fri.-Sun.: 1:30, 4:50, 8; Mon.-Aug. 26: 4:50, 8 Terrace: Today: 1:10, 4:05, 7, 9:35; Fri.-Aug. 26: 1:20, 4:05, 7, 9:35

PG-13

Dom Cobb steals corporate secrets from his victims’ subconscious.

Azalea Square: Today: 12:35, 3:50, 7:05, 10:25 Cinebarre: Fri.-Aug. 26: 12:30, 3:55, 7:25, 10:30 Citadel 16: Today-Aug. 26: 1:30, 5, 8 James Island 8: Today: 5:05, 8:10; Fri.-Aug. 26: 3:05, 8:10 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun.: 1:30, 4:40, 8:20; Mon.-Aug. 26: 4:40, 8:20 Regal 18: Today: 12:10, 3:40, 6:55, 10:10; Fri.-Sun.: 1:10, 4:45, 8:05; Mon.Aug. 26: 4:45, 8:05

THE EXPENDABLES

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Based on an acclaimed novel, Charlie (Zac Efron) must learn to move forward after a tragic accident changes his life.

Azalea Square: Today: 12:40, 3, 5:20, 7:40, 10; Fri.-Aug. 26: 1:30, 7:35 Cinebarre: Today: 10:40, 1:20, 4:15, 7:35, 10 Citadel 16: Today-Aug. 26: 11:50, 2, 4:10, 7, 9:30 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun.: 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:20, 9:45; Mon.-Aug. 26: 4:55, 7:20, 9:45

DESPICABLE ME

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After adopting three girls, Gru begins to rethink his evil plan to steal the moon.

Azalea Square: Today: 12:05, 2:25, 4:40, 6:55, 10:10; Fri.-Aug. 26: 12:35, 2:50, 5:10 Cinebarre: Today: 10:20, 1:35, 4:30, 7:15, 9:50 James Island 8: Today: 4:30, 6:50, 9:15 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun.: 12:30, 2:55, 5:25, 7:45, 10:15; Mon.-Aug. 26: 5:25, 7:45, 10:15 Regal 18: Today: 11:35, 1:55, 4:15, 7:05, 9:20; Fri.-Sun.: 1:20, 3:50, 6:55, 9:35; Mon.-Aug. 26: 3:50, 6:55, 9:35

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INCEPTION

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INCEPTION 3D

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Citadel 16 IMAX: Today-Aug. 26: noon, 3, 6:45, 9:45

A team of mercenaries, lead by action-hero legend Sylvester Stallone, head to South America to overthrow a dictator.

THE KARATE KID

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Azalea Square: Today: noon, 12:30, 2:35, 3:05, 5:10, 5:40, 7:45, 8:15, 10:20, 10:50; Fri.-Aug. 26: noon, 12:30, 2:36, 3:10, 5:10, 5:40, 7:40, 8:10, 10:20, 10:50 Cinebarre: Today-Aug. 26: 10:35, 1:30, 4:05, 7:05, 9:40 Citadel 16: Today-Aug. 26: 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7:35, 9:55 Hwy 21: Today 8:45 Hippodrome: Today: 2:45, 5, 7:20, 9:35; Fri.: 7:40, 9:40; Sat.: 5, 7:40, 9:40; Sun.: 2:45, 5, 7:40; Mon.-Aug. 26: 7:40 James Island 8: Today-Aug. 26: 5, 7:35, 9:50 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun.: 11:30, 12:20, 2, 2:50, 4:30, 5:20, 7:10, 8:10, 9:40, 10:35; Mon.-Aug. 26: 4:30, 5:20, 7:10, 8:10, 9:40, 10:35 Regal 18: Today: 11:30, noon, 2, 2:30, 4:30, 5, 7, 7:30, 9:30, 10; Fri.-Sun.: 1:30, 2, 4:25, 5, 7:10, 7:45, 9:40, 10:25; Mon.-Aug. 26: 4:25, 5, 7:10, 7:45, 9:40, 10:25

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Dre has trouble adjusting to China until he meets a Kung Fu master. Regal 18: Today: 12:20, 3:35, 6:45, 9:55; Fri.-Sun.: 1:10, 4:15; Mon.-Aug. 26: 4:15

THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT

★★★★½ R

Two children conceived by artificial insemination, track down their biological father. Azalea Square: Today: 1:30, 7:30 Citadel 16: Today: 12:10, 2:25, 4:50, 7:10, 9:40 Palmetto Grande: Today-Aug. 26: 7:05, 9:35 Terrace: Today: 2, 4:45, 7:15, 9:20; Fri.-Aug. 26: 1:10, 6:55, 9:30

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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*PIRANHA 3D N/A R

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.

After an underwater tremor unleashes prehistoric man-eating fish, a group of strangers band together to save the tourists of Lake Victoria.

THE LAST AIRBENDER

Regal 18: Today: 11:55, 2:25, 5:10, 7:45, 10:30

*LOTTERY TICKET N/A PG-13

Kevin (Bow Wow) must survive a long weekend after his neighbors find out he’s holding a winning lottery ticket worth millions.

Azalea Square: Fri.-Aug. 26: 12:45, 1:15, 3:05, 3:35, 5:25, 5:55, 7:45, 8:15, 10:05, 10:35 Cinebarre: Fri.-Aug. 26: 10:40, 1:20, 4:15, 7:35, 10 Citadel 16: Fri.-Aug. 26: 12:30, 3, 5:10, 7:35, 9:50 James Island 8: Fri.-Aug. 26: 4:35, 7:05, 9:35 Regal 18: Today: 12:01; Fri.-Sun.: 1:15, 1:45, 4, 4:40, 7, 7:30, 9:25, 10; Mon.-Aug. 26: 4, 4:40, 7, 7:30, 9:25, 10

*NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS N/A PG

With a little magic, Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) helps a young mother who is running the family farm while her husband is away at war.

Azalea Square: Fri.-Aug. 26: 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50 Cinebarre: Fri.-Aug. 26: 10:20, 1:35, 4:30, 7:15, 9:50 Citadel 16: Fri.-Aug. 26: 11:50, 2:10, 4:35, 6:50, 9

PG-13

A group of street dancers challenge the world’s best hip hop dancers.

Azalea Square: Today: 12:20, 2:55, 5:30, 8, 10:35; Fri.-Aug. 26: 8:05, 10:45 Citadel 16 IMAX: Today-Aug. 26: 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10, 9:40 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun.: noon, 2:30, 5:05, 7:35, 10:05; Mon.-Aug. 26: 5:05, 7:35, 10:05 Regal 18: Today: 11:45, 4:05, 6:35, 9:25; Fri.-Sun.: 1:55, 4:30, 7:15, 10:10; Mon.-Aug. 26: 4:30, 7:15, 10:10

Azalea Square: Fri.-Aug. 26: 1:20, 3:30, 5:45, 8, 10:15 Cinebarre: Fri.-Aug. 26: 10:50, 1:50, 4:40, 7:45, 10:20 Citadel 16 IMAX: Fri.-Aug. 26: 12:20, 2:25, 4:35, 7:15, 9:40 James Island 8: Fri.-Aug. 26: 5:05, 7:25, 9:40, midnight Regal 18: Today: 12:01; Fri.-Sun.: 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9; Mon.-Aug. 26: 4:15, 6:45, 9

*THE SWITCH N/A PG-13

SALT

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A unmarried woman (Jennifer Aniston) unknowingly becomes inseminated with her best friends’s (Jason Bateman) sperm.

As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy.

Azalea Square: Fri.-Aug. 26: 12:15, 2:40, 5:05, 7:25, 10:30 Cinebarre: Fri.-Aug. 26: 10:55, 1:40, 4:25, 7:40, 10:05 Citadel 16: Fri.-Aug. 26: noon, 2:15, 4:30, 7:05, 9:20

Azalea Square: Today: 11:45, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40; Fri.-Aug. 26: 4:55, 10 Cinebarre: Today: 10:55, 1:40, 4:25, 7:40, 10:05; Fri.-Aug. 26: 4, 10:15 Citadel 16: Today-Aug. 26: 12:40, 2:50, 5, 7:30, 9:50 Hwy 21: Today: 10:35 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun.: 11:55, 2:25, 5:10, 7:40, 10:30; Mon.-Aug. 26: 5:10, 7:40, 10:30 Regal 18: Today: 11:50, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 10:20; Fri.-Sun.: 1:25, 6:35, 9:10; Mon.-Aug. 26: 6:35, 9:10

TOY STORY 3

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The gang finds themselves in a daycare as Andy prepares for college. Citadel 16: Today-Aug. 26: noon, 2:10, 4:20, 7, 9:10 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun.: 11:45, 2:10, 4:35; Mon.-Aug. 26: 4:35 Regal 18: Today: 11:05, 1:35, 4:10, 7:20 9:45

SCOTT PILGRAM VS THE WORLD

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THE OTHER GUYS

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Two mismatched detectives (Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg) seize an opportunity to step up like the city’s top cops whom they idolize.

Azalea Square: Today: 11:45, 12:15, 2:15, 2:45, 4:45, 7:20, 9:55; Fri.-Aug. 26; 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 Cinebarre: Today-Aug. 26: 10:45, AP 1:45, 4:35, 7:20, 9:55 Will Ferrell in “The Citadel 16: Today-Aug. 26: 11:50, Other Guys.” 12:40, 2:10, 2:50, 4:20, 5:10, 7, 7:50, 9:20, 10:05 Hwy 21: Today: 8:45 James Island 8: Today-Aug. 26: 4:35, 7:05, 9:35 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun.: 12:05, 1:50, 2:45, 4:20, 5:15, 6:55, 7:50, 9:30, 10:20; Mon.-Aug. 26: 4:20, 5:15, 6:55, 7:50, 9:30, 10:20 Regal 18: Today: 11:15, 12:15, 1:45, 3:30, 4:20, 6:55, 7:40, 10:40; Fri.-Sun.: 1:50, 4:55, 7:25, 10:20; Mon.-Aug. 26: 4:55, 7:25, 10:20

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THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE

Based on Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel, musician Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) must defeat Ramona’s seven evil exes to win her heart.

PG-13

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Bella is forced to choose between Edward and Jacob.

Azalea Square: Today: 12:50, 4, 7:25, 10:40; Fri.-Aug. 26: 7:35, 10:40 Regal 18: Today: 12:30, 3:45, 6:35, 9:30; Fri.-Sun.: 1:20, 4:10, 7:05, 9:50; Mon.-Aug. 26: 4:10, 7:05, 9:50

Azalea Square: Today-Aug. 26: 11:50, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10:10 Cinebarre: Today-Aug. 26: 10:30, 1:25, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10 Citadel 16: Today-Aug. 26: 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:25 9:45 James Island 8: Today-Aug. 26: 4:20, 7:10, 9:50 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun.: 11:50, 2:20, 5, 7:30, 10; Mon.-Aug. 26: 5, 7:30, 10 Regal 18: Today: 11:20, 1:50, 4:25, 7:15, 9:50; Fri.-Sun.: 1:05, 3:40, 6:30, 9:05; Mon.-Aug. 26: 3:40, 6:30, 9:05

*VAMPIRES SUCK

N/A PG-13

In this parody of the Twilight series, Becca, a human teenager, is torn between two supernatural suitors.

SORCERER’S APPRENTICE

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Azalea Square: Today: 12:45, 2:50, 5:25, 7:45, 10; Fri.-Aug. 26: 12:40, 2:55, 5:20, 7:35, 9:40 Cinebarre: Fri.-Aug. 26: 10:15, 1:05, 4:45, 6:55, 9:30 Citadel 16: Today-Aug. 26: 12:35, 2:45, 4:55, 7:35, 9:50 James Island 8: Today: 5:05, 7:15, 9:25; Fri.-Aug. 26: 5:05, 7:15, 9:25, 11:35 Palmetto Grande: Today-Sun.: 11:40, 2:05, 4:45, 7:25, 9:35; Mon.-Aug. 26: 4:45, 7:25, 9:35 Regal 18: Today: 12:15, 2:35, 4:45, 6:50, 9:40; Fri.-Sun.: 1, 3:15, 5:25, 7:40, 9:55; Mon.-Aug. 26: 3:15, 5:25, 7:40, 9:55

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A master sorcerer (Nicolas Cage) recruits a seemingly everyday guy (Jay Baruchel) in his mission to defend New York City.

Azalea Square: Today: 4:45, 10:35 Regal 18: Today: 12:05, 2:40, 5:05, 7:50, 10:35; Fri.-Sun.: 1:40, 4:35, 7:20, 10:15; Mon.-Aug. 26: 4:35, 7:20, 10:15

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Olivia Washington on the struggles of self-publishing BY KATRINA ROBINSON

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livia Washington had a dream to publish her first novel. After exhausting many avenues, she decided to self-publish. Washington shared her inspirations, trials and tribulations about publishing her book, “Jupiter.” “Jupiter” can be purchased through Amazon.com. Q: Tell me about your book, “Jupiter.” A: “Jupiter” is a fictional scifi/adventure that follows the journey of Jupiter, a crimsoneyed young man determined to find his soon-to-be obliterated birthplace, a habitable star, which was sadly kept from him. Ignoring all life-saving advice, Jupiter quickly leaves Earth to begin a new life on the star, but beginning a new life isn’t easy as he assumed. He is faced with secrets, secrets too complex for him to understand, as well as temptations that he never encountered while on Earth. To make matters worse, his jealous and destructive elder brother, Ganymede, runs closely on his heels, determined to oust Jupiter and anyone else who stands in his way. Q: Tell me about your struggle to get “Jupiter” published. A: I had to overcome hundreds of obstacles to get “Jupiter” published. Being unemployed twice in one year, constantly job searching and working feverishly on my manuscript to get it into tipFrench. College of Charlestop shape forced me to push ton, 2007. back the date that I wanted PRICE RANGE: $100 to to begin the self-publishing $1,000. process. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE Finding a cover artist also YOU TO COMPLETE A PAINTING?: Anywhere from took some time, but luckily Nikki Wynne, an artist in the 1 hour to 3 weeks. United Kingdom, designed a GOALS: Have one of my pieces in a gallery by June 25, gorgeous book cover for me. 2011 and be part of a live art It was hard, but fortunately I managed to reach my goal auction by 2012.

Local oil painter shares her experiences BY VIKKI MATSIS

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arah Louise Exell creates intriguing, abstract paintings on canvas, using oil paints and pastels. “My work is the result of a wonderful experimentation process in which I try new techniques, Exell strokes, mediums, etc. My paintings mostly reflect an outcome of whatever hits my head, hands and heart at any given moment,” she said. Traveling, photography and other artists inspire Exell’s creativity. Music festivals and living all over New York City continues to motivate Exell to paint ex-

pressively. Each painting is a focused piece of work with thematic color schemes and shapes. Relatively new to the art scene in Charleston, one of Exell’s goals is to get her work into an art gallery. Until then, she throws private parties at her house where all of her artwork is displayed. Viewings are available by appointment. “I don’t think it was ever a conscious decision (to become an artist); it just happened. I picked up a brush one day and fell in love with the way it felt in my hand. The rest is still a blank canvas.” I asked Sarah about the direction her artwork was heading and she said, “People say it’s not the destination that counts, but the journey. Search. Love. Experience.” WEBSITE: www.sarahexell. com.

CONTACT INFO: sarah.louise.exell@gmail.com. BIRTH DATE AND PLACE: Calgary, Alberta, Canada. June 1985. RESIDENCE: Downtown, 3 years. FAMILY: Mother, Mary; father, Harry; brother, Chris. EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science, International Business and Bachelor of Arts,

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Olivia Washington is already working on a sequel to her book “Jupiter.” and proudly published my final work. Q: What are you currently working on? A: I’m working on the sequel to “Jupiter,” which actually picks up from the end of my first novel. After Jupiter reunites with his daughter, Astraea, he winds up taking her with him to the place where he remained hidden for nearly 20 years. Q: Who are you three favorite authors and why? A: My three favorite authors are Maki Murakami, Gary Paulsen, and Jaylee Marie Strawman. Maki Murakami is a Japanese manga author. I love the personality of her characters and how they react to one another. As for Gary Paulsen, I haven’t read any of his books recently, but I remember reading “Hatchet” in middle and high school and instantly fell in love with it. “Hatchet” was full of suspense and I couldn’t stop reading it because I wanted to know whether or not the main character was going to make it out of the wilderness alive. Jaylee Marie Strawman is a good friend of mine. She’s a fellow author who focuses on the mythical and romantic genre, and I’ve even had the chance to read some of her work. Her characters are full of personality and she describes them perfectly, an image of them instantly pops into my mind!


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”HOTEL CAROLINA”: 7 p.m. Aug. 27; noon Aug. 28. The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms. $89.99 two-day pass. The Lowcountry’s premier singer-songwriter music festival is back with two days of local musicians including Todd Carey, The Bridges, Sun Domingo, Ernie Halter and many others. A jam session featuring free beer and barbecue will begin at noon Aug. 28 and will be followed by “Camp Carolina,” which includes a flip cup tournament, beach volleyball and more. Visit www. hotelcarolinatickets.com for information. “RAISE A RAQUET” TOURNAMENT: 5-8 p.m. Aug. 27; 9 a.m.6 p.m. Aug. 28; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 29. The Daniel Island Club, 600 Island Park Drive. $60 per player. Support the Charleston Breast Center and compete in a three-day tennis tournament. A dinner and silent auction will take place at 7 p.m. Aug. 28. 849-3521 or www.charleston breastcenter.com.

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AWENDAW FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m.-noon. Second Saturday of each month. Awendaw Town Hall, 6971 Doar Road. The market offers fresh produce and seafood, activities and more. 928-3100 or www. awendawsc.org. CHARLESTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Marion Square. Local vendors offer produce, plants, baked goods and more. 724-7309. DANIEL ISLAND FARMERS MARKET: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 30. Family Circle

Tennis Center, 161 Seven Farms Drive. Shop for local produce, herbs, flowers and crafts while enjoying live music and food. www.danielislandfarmers market.com. 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. Enjoy music by Brad Henty on Aug. 23. www.fresh fieldsvillage.com. MARKET AT ROSEBANK FARMS: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Rosebank Farms, 4455 Betsy Kerrison Parkway, Johns Island. The farm will offer local produce, seafood, baked goods, flowers and more. 768-0508 or www. rosebankfarms.com. MOUNT PLEASANT FARMERS MARKET: 3:30 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.townofmountpleasant. com. NORTH CHARLESTON FARMERS MARKET: Noon7 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. 740-5854 or www. northcharleston.org. SUMMERVILLE FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 20. 218 S. Main St. Purchase fresh produce, organic meat, baked goods and more. 871-6000. ALTERNATIVE ENERGY FORUM: 7-8 p.m. third Wednesday of each month. C of C Hollings Science Center, Room 112, 58 Coming St. Free. Network at Mellow Mushroom afterward. www.gogreencharleston.org. “THE ANTS GO MARCHING DOWN KING STREET”: Through August. In a tribute to Darkness to Light, a locally based national organization whose goal is to end child sexual abuse, artist Jeffrey Kennedy has created a collection of ant sculptures that will be placed in various locations along King Street during August. The sculptures will

move to a different King Street area each week. ART DISCOVERY WALKING TOURS: 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. $20. 90-minute tour highlights historic sites that have inspired artists for centuries. www.charlestonwalks.com or 729-3420. “ART IN THE EVENING”: 7:30 p.m. Fridays. Charleston Market. An art show and sale accompanied by live music. 937-0920. ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOWS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. First Saturday of each month through October. Tea Farm Cottage, 808 N. Cedar St., Summerville. Free. Monthly shows 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. 557-7690. BALLROOM DANCE PARTIES: Every weekend (except holidays). Creative Spark Center for the Arts, 757 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant. $10 (may increase for theme or dinner parties). Adult ballroom dance party with group lessons beforehand. 881-3780. BEGINNER SHAG LESSONS: 8:15 p.m. Mondays. Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 1706 Old Towne Road. $10 per class. 5712183 or www.arthurmurraychs. com. BLUES AND BBQ HARBOR CRUISE: Thursdays through Oct. 28. Cruise boards at 6:30 p.m. Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside St. $39.50 plus tax. Enjoy views of the harbor while listening to live blues by Shrimp City Slim and chowing down on barbecue from Home Team BBQ. A cash bar will be available. 722-1112 or 800-9793370. 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

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The Michael Jackson Earth & Arts Festival will be noon-8:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Riverfront Park in North Charleston. There will be dancing, a look-alike contest, poetry and more. Contact lornaspark@aol.com. Place, 4300 Ashley River Road. The plantation presents “Carolina Gold: From Rice to Riches,” an exhibit highlighting the work of various goldsmiths and miniaturists. 556-6020 or www. middletonplace.org. CAROLINA SHAG WORKSHOPS: Saturdays. Trudy’s School of Dance, 830 Folly Road, James Island. $25 for two-hour lessons. For students at any level. Registration required. 7958250. CELTIC FIDDLE CLASSES: 5:30-6:30 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. jeannescla@aol.com. CHARLESTON MUSIC CLUB: Free music programs through May. 795-7842 or www.charlestonmusicclub.org. 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.

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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. “COMMON GROUNDSOLID GROUND”: 11 a.m.1 p.m. Saturdays. Marion Square. Join the Grassroots Call to Action Group for nonpartisan open discussion. 810-0088 or www.grassrootschange.ning. com. 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.middletonplace.org. 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.” 805-6930. DANGEROUS BOYS CLUB: 7:30 p.m. first Friday of each month. Barnes & Noble, 1716 Towne Centre Way, Mount Pleasant. Community leaders will host meetings based on activities from “The Dangerous Book for Boys.” 216-9756. “DARWIN ON EVOLUTION”: Through August. Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 68 Spring St. The museum will host a collection of documents written by Charles Darwin, including original manuscript pages from “On the Origin of Species.” 853-4651. DRAYTON HALL FREE ADMISSION: Through Sept. 6, Drayton Hall will offer complimentary admission to members of the military, firefighters, police and EMS. 769-2603 or www.draytonhall.org. EARLY MORNING BIRD WALKS: 8:30 a.m.-noon. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Caw Caw Interpretive Center, 5200 Savannah Highway, Ravenel. $5; Gold Pass members free. Preregistration encouraged, but walk-ins welcome. 795-4386 or www.ccprc.com. EAST COOPER COFFEE CLUB: 10 a.m. Fourth Wednesday of each month. Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant. Bring a mug and enjoy presentations by different speakers. Refreshments will be provided. 856-2166.

EDISTO ISLAND ART GUILD SHOW: 1-4 p.m. TuesdaysSaturdays through Sept. 4. Edisto Island Museum, 8123 Chisolm Plantation Road. More than 20 local artists will have their artwork on display. 869-1954. FAMILY FUN WEEKENDS: Through August. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road. Families from North and South Carolina and Georgia will receive an admission rate of $40 per carload of up to five people. Admission will allow access to the gardens, swamp garden and train tour. 571-1266 or www.magnoliaplantation.com. FOLLY BEACH BLUEGRASS SOCIETY: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. The Kitchen, 11 Center St. Bring an instrument and participate in an open jam. 345-1678. FREE SHAG LESSONS: 7:30 p.m. Mondays. Mojo’s, 975 Bacons Bridge Road, Summerville. 214-0242. THE GATHERING BOOK GROUP: 7 p.m. Last Thursday of each month. Barnes & Noble, 1716 Towne Centre Way, Mount Pleasant. 216-9756. GRASSROOTS CALL TO ACTION: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Fort Johnson Cafe and Coffee, 1014 Fort Johnson Road, James Island. 810-0088 or grassrootscalltoaction@gmail.com. “I AM TWO WITH NATURE”: Through Sept. 4. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. Cari Freno and Travis Graves will display artwork that is similar in that it is nature-oriented but different in points of view. Artist lectures will be given 6-9 p.m. Friday. 722-0697 or www.reduxstudios.org. “LET’S DISCUSS IT” BOOK GROUP: 10 a.m. Third Friday of each month. Mount Pleasant Regional Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Road. New members welcome. shgalos@juno.com. LOWCOUNTRY BACKPACKERS CLUB: 7-8:30 p.m. second Thursday of each month. Collins Park Clubhouse, 4115 Fellowship Road, North Charleston. “MODERN MASTERS”: Through Aug. 22. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. The museum will host “Modern Masters From the Ferguson Collection,” which will include work by Picasso, Christo, Willem de Kooning and others. 722-2706 or www.gibbesmuseum.org. MUSEUM, MUSIC AND MORE!: Children’s Museum of

the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St. Ages 5-12. $8 members, $10 nonmembers. Get children involved in performing arts through interactive experiences. 853-8962 or www.explorecml.org. “NOW SHOWING” EXHIBIT: Through Aug. 29. City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau St. The City Gallery will host “Now Showing: Works by Charlie Bidwell and Samantha Magowan.” 958-6484. OPEN STUDIO: 10 a.m.12:30 p.m. Last Tuesday of each month. The Meeting Place, 1077 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston. Free. Each class will be taught by professional artists. 745-1087. PARENT/CHILD BALLROOM CLASSES: 6:30-7 p.m. Thursdays. G.M. Darby Building, 302 Pitt St., Mount Pleasant. $30 residents, $37 nonresidents. Parents and youths ages 5-9 will learn basic dance steps. 849-2061 or www.townofmountpleasant. com. POSTPARTUM SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30-8 p.m. First and third Thursday of each month. Church of the Holy Cross, 299 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island. Psychologist Risa MasonCohen leads a support group. 769-0444. PRESERVATION TECH TOURS: 8:30-10:30 a.m. First Saturday of each month. Drayton Hall, 3380 Ashley River Road. $20 members, $25 nonmembers. Tours will showcase the technical aspects of the plantation’s preservation efforts, design, architecture and more. 769-2638 or www.draytonhall. org. 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 www.charlestonmuseum.org. “RITE OF PASSAGE”: Through Aug. 28. SCOOP Studios, 57½ King St. Joel Parker presents “Rite of Passage | Solo Cups.” An artist reception will be 5-8 p.m. Friday. 577-3292 or www.scoop contemporary.com. SALSA DANCE LESSONS: 6:45 and 7:30 p.m. Mondays. Arthur Murray Dance Studio,

1706 Old Towne Road. $10 per class. Beginner and advanced lessons. 571-2183 or www. arthurmurraychs.com. SALSA NIGHT AT SOUTHEND BREWERY: 10 p.m. Thursdays at Southend Brewery, 161 East Bay St. $4 cover. DJ Luigi mixes live. 853-4677. SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE LESSONS: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Felix C. Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle, North Charleston. Free. No partner needed. 810-7797. SEA TURTLE HOSPITAL TOURS: 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. STUDENT ART EXHIBIT: Through Saturday. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. High school students who participated in Redux’s Summer Art Institute will exhibit their work. 722-0697 or www.reduxstudios.org. 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.middletonplace.org. TANGO LESSONS: 7-8 p.m. beginners class; 8-9 p.m. practice. Tuesdays. MUSC Wellness Center, 45 Courtenay Drive. Free. 345-4930. WATER AEROBICS: 7:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Sept. 3. Charleston Jewish Community Center, 1645 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd. $35-$45 per week, $125-$160 per month. Get in shape with instructor Marian Greely. 571-6565 or www.charlestonjcc.org. “WHAT IS CHARLESTON TO YOU?”: Through Sept. 3. Imaging Arts Gallery, 175 King St. Experience Charleston through the eyes of 18 local photographers. 577-7501 or www.imagingarts. com. WEST ASHLEY DEMOCRATS’ MEETINGS: 6:30-8 p.m. sec-

ond Monday of each month, Bluerose Cafe, 652 St. Andrews Blvd.; 8-9:30 a.m. third Saturday of each month, Ryan’s restaurant, 829 St. Andrews Blvd. 576-4543. WHIZ KIDS: 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St. $5 per child/$25 per month. An afterschool science program taught by Laura Buschman. 853-8962, ext. 221. ZEN MEDITATION: 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Cheri Huber will lead the class, which will focus on meditation and discussion. Call 224-2468.

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BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES: Noon. Center for Women, 129 Cannon St. Free. Bring a lunch and learn how to bring feng shui into the office. 763-7333 or www.c4women.org. SUMMERVILLE THIRD THURSDAY: 5-8 p.m. downtown Summerville. An art walk, live jazz, car show and music by DJ Jim Bowers and The Boardwalk 1341. 821-7260 or www. summervilledream.org. BEER TASTING: 5:30 p.m. WineAwhile, 1039 Hwy. 41, Mount Pleasant. The Beer Guru will host a blind IPA tasting, with a prize being awarded to those who guess all 10 beers correctly. 881-3155 or www.wineawhile. com. “CONVERSATIONS WITH OUR DONORS” SERIES: 6 p.m. Avery Research Center, 125 Bull St. Historian Eugene Frazier will discuss his most recent work, “A History of James Island Slave Descendants and Plantation Owners: The Bloodline.” 9537609 or www.avery.cofc.edu. DATING AND NETWORKING EVENT: 6-8 p.m. The Reel Bar at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Drive, Mount Pleasant. $10. Singles may enjoy happy hour specials and live music while mingling with other professionals. Reservations required. 529-9960 or www.facetofacecharleston.com. “VEGSTOCK 2010”: 6:30 p.m. Charleston Grill at Charleston Place hotel, 224 King St. $60 per person. Experience an evening of “Peas, Love and Wine.” Chef Michelle Weaver will prepare a seven-course vegetarian dinner complete with wine pairings by sommelier Rick Rubel. 577-4522.

friday “LET’S DO LUNCH”: Noon. Fish Restaurant, 442 King St. $18. Chef Nico Romo will prepare a three-course lunch featuring a curry crab soup, pan-seared red porgy and a chocolate caramel tart. Proceeds will benefit Louie’s Kids and guests will receive goody bags. 303-1113 or www. letsdolunchincharleston.com. 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 blues by Shrimp City Slim. www.freshfields village.com.

saturday

SCHOOL FUNDRAISER: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Guiseppi’s Pizza and Pasta, 1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd., Mount Pleasant. In honor of its fifth anniversary, Guiseppi’s will hold a fundraiser for Mount Pleasant elementary and middle schools. The restaurant will donate a portion of its proceeds and families may enjoy a jump castle, balloon art, live music, raffles and more. 856-2525. “IMPENDING WAR” LECTURE SERIES: 2 p.m. Fort Moultrie, 1214 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. Free. Park ranger Donel Singleton will discuss “Resistance, Runaways and Slave Revolts.” 883-3123. “COLD SOLDIERS”: 6:30 p.m. East West Health Arts, 792 Folly Road, James Island. $5. The locally shot independent film by Nick Smith is about an institute where spies and soldiers recover from mental breakdowns. 568-3965. ART AUCTION: 7 p.m. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. $25. The theater will kick off its 79th season with its inaugural art auction, which will feature work by Archie Burkel, Linda Ketner, Robert Ivey, Richard Heffner and many others. ABC News 4 meteorologist Tom Crawford will serve as emcee. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be available. 722-4487. REGGAE CONCERT SERIES: 8:30-11 p.m. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive. $8 adults, free to children 12 and under. Music by Jah Works. Food and beverages will be sold. 7954FUN.

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wednesday

WOMEN AND FASHION: 5-8 p.m. Monkee’s, 186 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island. The Center for Women and Monkee’s will host an event featuring champagne and sweets as well as discounted purchases. Ten percent of proceeds will benefit the Center for Women. 763-7333 or www.c4women.org. FASHION SHOW: 6-8 p.m. Market Pavilion Bar, 225 East Bay St. Free. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and sweets while mingling with models wearing the latest from Escapada’s new line of beach wear. 723-0500 or www.escapadaliving.com. AWENDAW GREEN BARN

JAM: 6:30-11 p.m. Awendaw Green, 4879 U.S. Hwy. 17. Free. Enjoy music by M.T. Bourque, Kevin Church, Jordan Igoe, Rebecca Loebe and Old You. Barbecue and drinks will be sold. 452-1642 or www.awendaw green.com. STARLIGHT CINEMA SERIES: 9 p.m. Freshfields Village at the crossroads of Kiawah and Seabrook islands. Each Wednesday in July, Freshfields will host an open-air movie. This week’s film is “Back to the Future.” 768-6491 or www.freshfieldsvillage.com.

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS: 5:30-7 p.m. SCRA MUSC Innovation Center, 645 King St. $20 members, $40 nonmembers. The Charleston Metro Cham-

ber of Commerce will host its monthly networking event. www.charlestonchamber.net. BATTLE OF THE BANDS: 6 p.m. The Music Farm, 32 Ann St. $10. The Trident United Way Battle of the Bands will showcase some of the Lowcountry’s most talented musicians. www. tuwbattleofthebands.com. WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY CELEBRATION: 6 p.m. Town and Country Inn and Conference Center, 2008 Savannah Hwy. $60. Inez Tenenbaum will headline this event celebrating the 90th anniversary of the national League of Women Voters. She will give a presentation titled “A Time to Lead: Inspiring Women to Pursue Public Service.” The event also will honor various local women for their public service. www.charleston.sc.lwv.org. TRAIN CONCERT: 7 p.m. Family Circle Tennis Center, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island. $39.50. 800-745-3000 or www. ticketmaster.com.

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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 music by Bradford Station. www.freshfieldsvillage.com.

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KAYAK RESCUE CLASS: 8 a.m.-noon. Sea Kayak Carolina, 1731 Signal Point Road, James

Island. $45 includes equipment. Learn the basics of kayak rescue. 225-7969 or www.seakayakcarolina.com. GRAPE STOMPING FESTIVAL: 2-6 p.m. Irvin-House Vineyards, 6775 Bears Bluff Road, Wadmalaw Island. $5 per car. Join in the annual harvest and stomping of the grapes. The event will feature an “I Love Lucy” look-alike contest, irefly Vodka ParTEA, food and wine, children’s activities, live music and more. www.charlestonwine. com. “SHAGGIN’ ON THE COOPER”: 8 p.m. Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park and Pier, 99 Hallman Blvd. $8-$10. Enjoy an evening of dancing and drinks on the water with music provided by the Shem Creek Boogie Band. 795-4FUN or www.ccprc. com.

Lee Rogers and Spencer Deering present a reinvention of the classic fairy tale. 866-811-4111 or 723-4444 or www.puretheatre.org. “CYMBELINE”: 8 p.m. today-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. $10-$15. The College of Charleston presents its interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s final plays, a fairy tale revolving around Princess Imogen. 953-5604 or www.cofc. edu/sota. “SHAKESPEARE’S R AND J”: 8 p.m. Aug. 26-28; 3 p.m. Aug. 29. Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. $10-$15. The College of Charleston’s department of theater will present a modern retelling of the bard’s classic tale of passion, murder and star-crossed lovers. 9536306. “SIMPLY DIVIDED”: 8:30 p.m. today-Saturday and Aug. 26“AUGUST — OSAGE COUN28. South of Broadway Theatre TY”: 7 p.m. tonight and Aug. 26; Company, 1080 E. Montague 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Ave., North Charleston. $10-$15. Aug. 27-28; 5 p.m. Sunday. $20- Theatre /verv/ presents a South$27. The Village Playhouse, 730 ern comedy in the style of “Steel Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Magnolias” about four women The theater presents the Pulitand a lack of eligible bachelors zer and Tony award-winning in their small town. 343-6560 or comedy about the Weston fam- www.theatreverv.org. ily from Oklahoma and the funeral of its patriarch. 856-1579 PERFORMERS NEEDED: or www.villageplayhouse.com. Gullah Cuisine and Breaking “GINGER: A HANSEL AND the Wall Productions is lookGRETEL TALE”: 7:30 p.m. toing for performers of all types day-Friday. Pure Theatre, 150 to take part in monthly arts Meeting St. $20-$30. Rodney

theater/dance

call for entries

ACE’S ON BRIDGE By BOBBY WOLFF

More games at postand courier. com/ games.

The players at the Dyspeptics Club can act in unison only when combining to insult one member of the foursome. Occasionally it seems less important to have a good reason to criticize someone else, and more important to present a united front. In today’s deal, however, the arguments presented against South’slineofplayinfourspades sounded reasonable. What do you think? Playing four spades, South took East’s heart king with his ace, then played to dummy’s club ace and ran the club queen, discarding a heart. That allowed South to ruff the heart return and try to drop the spade king. When that failed, he was down to his last chance — the finesse

against the diamond queen — but he came up empty for down one. Were his table-mates right to complain about his declarer play? Yes, they were. The correct approach is to recognize that West has overcalled on a broken heart suit — the lead marks him with no better a suit than five to the Q-10. Since West has risked his life vulnerable, he must have the balance of high cards. Start by leading out the spade ace, trying to drop the spade king; you will behomewithoutneedingtotake a chance if that line works. If that attempt fails, take the club finesse and discard your heart on the club ace before going after diamonds for the possible overtrick.

performances. 853-8969 or breakingthewallproductions@ gmail.com. CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS NEEDED: The City Gallery at Waterfront Park is accepting exhibition proposals for installations, photography, sculpture, multimedia and other forms of art. Submission deadline is Sept. 1. 958-6484 or www.charlestonsc.gov. WINE + FOOD POSTER COMPETITION: Tri-county artists ages 18 and older are invited to submit entries for the annual Charleston Wine + Food Festival Poster Competition. Submissions should highlight Charleston’s culinary scene and should include the signature wine stain. The winner will receive $1,000. Deadline is Sept. 17. Applications are available at www.charlestonmag.com. 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 fourgreenfieldsgallery@hotmail. com. 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 www.receiverfest.com or contact Jarod Charzewski or Liz Vaughan at receiverfest@gmail.com for submission guidelines.

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MOZART IN THE SOUTH: Volunteers are needed for the upcoming Mozart in the South festival Sept. 9-12. www. mozartinthesouth.org, www. chambermusiccharleston.org or 763-4941. 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 www.tricountyfamilyministries.org.


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DOONESBURY By Garry Trudeau

B.C. By Mastroianni & Hart

SALLY FORTH By Francesco Marciuliano & Craig Macintosh

PEANUTS By Charles Schulz

JUMP START By Robb Armstrong

BLONDIE By Dean Young

CATHY By Cathy Guisewite

CURTIS By Ray Billingsley

GARFIELD By Jim Davis

WORD GAME TODAY’S WORD: DOMINANT

Average mark 16 words Time limit 35 minutes Can you find 27 or more words in DOMINANT? The list will be published tomorrow. – United Feature Syndicate

8/19

YESTERDAY’S WORD: STAGNATE saga sage sane sang sate seat sent seta snag

stag stage state stent stet tang taste teat tent

test testa agate agent agnate angst ansate ante gate

THE RULES gens gnat neat nest east

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or more letters.

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NON SEQUITUR By Wiley Miller

BEETLE BAILEY By Mort, Greg & Brian Walker

MALLARD FILLMORE By Bruce Tinsley

JUDGE PARKER By Woody Wilson & Mike Manley

FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE By Lynn Johnston

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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

GRAND AVENUE By Steve Breen

TODAY’S HOROSCOPE ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t let anyone pressure you into a decision. A partnership may be on the line, but if you give in you will lose leverage.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You have plenty to look forward to if you make plans to do things with friends, a lover or new people you meet.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): There is much to be done through communication, travel and interacting with experienced people. Your enthusiasm will make a positive impression.

VIRGO (Aug. 23Sept. 22): Don’t worry so much about what is happening at home. Pursue what makes you happy. It’s time for a change of scenery.

GEMINI (May 21June 20): Love is in the stars. Socializing will lead to a serious, thought-provoking conversation.

LIBRA (SEPT. 23OCT. 22): You have lots to consider before making a decision that will influence your personal life and your future.

CANCER (June 21July 22): A burden involving a child or older relative appears to be developing in your household and may result in additional responsibilities.

SCORPIO (OCT. 23NOV. 21): You may feel the need to help others but, before doing so, please help your own cause. Your hard work will result in opportunities to help others in the future.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21): Your dedication will pay off. It’s all in the way you approach the people in key positions. Your charm will persuade others to take a chance on you. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19): Emotional matters will escalate. You will be dragged into a conversation you probably want to avoid. Tell it like it is. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18): Work at getting ahead financially. You can draw up contracts or make a commitment to someone that can change your life. PISCES (FEB. 19MARCH 20): Keep things simple if you want to maintain your status quo. It’s important not to make promises you cannot possibly keep.


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It’s been 71 years since “The Wizard of Oz” appeared for the first time in movie theaters, and it’s been a family favorite ever since. This week’s trivia tests your knowledge of everything related to the “Wonderful World of Oz.” Last week’s trivia champ, Corie Young, is being challenged by elementary schoolteacher, Susan Roberts. FILE/AP

QUESTIONS 1. Who wrote the book, “The Wizard of Oz?” 2. Who played Dorothy in the movie? 3. What was Dorothy’s last name? 4. “Only bad witches are ugly.” Name the speaker. 5. What did the Tin Man want from the Wizard? 6. What caused Dorothy to fall asleep in the field near the Emerald City? 7. At the Wicked Witch of the West’s fortress, what are the guards known as? 8. What did Dorothy and her friends have to bring back to the Wizard? 9. What is the name of the city on the Wizard’s balloon? 10. In order for Dorothy to return to Kansas, what is she supposed to say while tapping her ruby slippers together?

CORIE’S ANSWERS

SUSAN’S ANSWERS

1. L. Frank Baum. I still have a copy from when I was a little girl. 2. Judy Garland. 3. Gale. 4. Is that Glinda the Good Witch? 5. He wants a heart. 6. They were in a poppy field. 7. Huh, I don’t know this one. 8. They had to bring back the witch’s broomstick. 9. It’s somewhere in the Midwest, I think. Wichita? 10. “There’s no place like home.”

1. I’m not sure I ever read the book. 2. Judy Garland. 3. I can’t remember. 4. One of the munchkins? 5. Heart. 6. The Wicked Witch sprinkled poppy dust over them. 7. Did they have a name? 8. The broomstick. 9. I don’t even remember that. 10. An easy one. “There’s no place like home.”

CONCLUSION Corie makes it two in a row with an easy win over Susan. She’ll be back next week to see if she can win three in a row.

CORRECT ANSWERS 1. L. Frank Baum. 2. Judy Garland. 3. Gale. 4. Glinda the Good Witch. 5. A heart.

6. Poppies. 7. Winkies. 8. Broomstick. 9. Omaha. 10. “There’s no place like home.”

DEAR ABBY her when my night arrives. I have no problem with Kate doing a “girls’ night out” on those evenings. Am I wrong to want alone time? — REASONABLE GUY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DEAR REASONABLE: It’s not wrong to want some time independent of Kate, particularly since it relates to your business. Her cool reaction may be related to her insecurities with your relationship, as well as the “crazy things” you’re describing when you get home. Under the circumstances, she may think your relationship has progressed further than it really has.

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EAR ABBY: I have been dating “Kate” for a year. She’s caring and downto-earth. We have so much in common, and time goes by quickly when we’re together. That’s why, when a new job brought Kate closer to my place, I told her she could stay with me, so her commute would be less stressful while she gets used to the job. We spend weeknights together and go out as a couple every weekend. But I also like “my time” and “my night out.” I am a part-time publicist for an entertainer and try to keep up with the local music and club scene. Two nights out alone during the month work for me. I share the details with Kate, including the crazy things I see “singles” do when I’m out. I have explained to her how spending these nights on my own makes me appreciate her more when I return. But I feel a distinct “chill” from

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