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Charleston Jazz Orchestra’s Latin Night

Charleston Green Fair NOON-8 P.M. SUNDAY // MARION SQUARE The Charleston Green Fair promotes sustainability and supports local businesses with an event that features music, face painting, a downtown bike parade, more than 100 exhibitors and food vendors, bike tune ups and more. Catch music from Po’Ridge, The V-Tones, Corey Webb, Shannon Whitworth and more. It all takes place at Marion Square in downtown Charleston. Admission is $5 at the gate. Kids get in free. Visit www.charlestongreenfair.com for more information.

7 P.M. SATURDAY // CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL, 37 JOHN ST. Back by popular demand, the Charleston Jazz Orchestra’s Latin Night will be 7 p.m. Saturday at the Charleston Music Hall. Returning from last year’s event is flutist and percussionist David Heywood, together with vocalists Leah Suarez and Duda Lucena and special guests Gino Castillo (percussion) Cristobal Cisneros (guitarist) and Regina Helcher Yost (flute). The centerpiece of Latin Night will be the second set, devoted to Emmy and Grammy award-winning pianist, composer and arranger Fernando Rivas. CJO is produced, presented and managed by Jazz Artists of Charleston. Tickets are $20-$30 in advance and $30-$40 at the door. Call 641-0011 or visit jazzartistsofcharleston.org.

A Revival 7 P.M. TODAY // 501 KING ST. Lowcountry Local First is presenting a “call to action” to the community to support local businesses. The group’s Revival event is produced by Cary Ann Hearst and will feature a choir of 20 of Charleston’s finest artists and musicians, including jazz drummer Quentin Baxter. Admission is free. There will be food and drinks and a cash bar will be available, as well as a bucket for donations. Visit www.lowcountrylocalfirst. org.

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For some reason, the MOJA festival is underrated. Maybe people compare it too much to Spoleto. I don’t know. But on its own, it is a fantastic multiday festival that features a lot of eclectic and progressive events that strengthen the soul of the city. My parents come into town every year to experience some of the MOJA events and always have a good time. Looking at it through their eyes helps me appreciate it even more. For my parents, attending a festival that focuses on African-American art is a treasure. And it’s not about exclusion. It’s about love. MOJA is for everyone, and I encourage you to support the festival however you can.


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Model Camille Key took part in Neil Cowley’s “Mind As Water” series. Cowley will be on hand at Torch Lounge tonight for the exhibit, which raises money water development in Africa. NEIL COWLEY

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Charleston After Dark presents Neil Cowley and House of Sage at Torch Velvet Lounge, 545 King St. Featured will be “The Mind Like Water Project” by Neil Cowley, which helps fund water development in Africa, specifically in Uganda. DJ Mateo will provide music, and raffle prizes will include a $150 dress from House of Sage. Admission is free for members and $10 for nonmembers of Charleston After Dark. Visit www.CHSafterdark.com for membership information. The event kicks off at 8 p.m. To see Cowley’s photos, visit www. mindaswater.com.

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Nick Jenkins, Melinda Mead and Beth Lovett plan to conjure up a night of whimsy 7-10 p.m. at Alchemy Coffee Shop in West Ashley. The trio will present original illustrations, photographs and an interactive puppet show accompanied by Jazz Nasty. The coffee shop is at 11 Magnolia Road. Admission is free.

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The Art Institute of Charleston will host an opening reception to honor this year’s featured MOJA artist, Doyle Cloyd of Atlanta, in celebration of the festival’s 27th year. The reception is free and open to the public and will be 5-7 p.m. at The Art Institute of Charleston Gallery, 24 N. Market St. Call 727-3500.

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The Charleston Green Fair takes over Marion Square. For more info, see Page 7.

MONDAY

The College of Charleston presents a performance by tenor Rodrick Dixon at 8 p.m. at the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. Admission is $10. Call 953-8228.

TUESDAY

Learn the basics of stand-up paddleboarding 5:30-7 p.m. at James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Admission is $15-$18. Registration required. Call 795-4FUN or visit www.ccprc.com.

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Indigo Fine Art Gallery: The New Girls on the Block

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ndigo Fine Art Gallery recently opened South of Broad on Church Street. With strong faith in Charleston’s art scene, coowners and artists Helen K. Beacham, Paula Lonneman and Judith Perry came up with the idea to open their own gallery just a few months ago. The three have more than 68 years of professional art experience under their belts and say that Charleston’s art community is only going to get better and better.

The Hemangioma Treatment Foundation will host its fifth annual Cowboy Couture Gala, which will feature food from Iverson Catering, a live auction and music by the Carolina Chocolate Drops and The MAXX. 6:30 p.m. at Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. $150. 647-8662 or www.hemangiomatreatment.org.

“Commonwealth,” by Paula Lonneman.

Arthritis Foundation’s D’Vine Affair scheduled for tonight

The Charleston Young Professionals will host a speed networking event that will include lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Johnson Hagood Stadium Club Level, Fishburne St. BY CHRISTINA ELMORE and Hagood Ave. Admission Special to The Post and is $15 for members, $25 for Courier nonmembers. www.charlestonchamber.net/orgcalendar.

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The backgrounds, styles and mediums of these three artists are varied, but the pieces in their gallery can be collectively described as elegant works inspired by the Lowcountry. Indigo Fine Art also plans on featuring national guest artists as well as fine crafts such qs handblown glass. The grand opening will take place Friday along with the French Quarter Art Walk, but the gallery is open now if anyone wants to have a quieter experience and meet the artist/owners. Indigo Fine Art is at 102 Church St. in the same building as Dog & Horse Fine Art & Portraiture. Visit www.IndigoFineArtGallery. com or call 805-9696.

money for research on Arthritis, but it’s a great opportunity to raise awareness and bring the community D’Vine Affair, a local antogether at the same time,” nual fundraiser that benefits said Cunningham, who is the Arthritis Foundation, in charge of publicity for the will be held 6:30-10:30 p.m. event. tonight at the Charleston Tickets are $45 in adVisitors Center. vance and $50 at the door. According to Dr. Melissa Student and group disCunningham, a rheumatol- count tickets are available ogist at the Medical Univer- for $25 in advance and sity of South Carolina, more $30 at the door. The price than $20,000 was raised in includes food, which will 2009, and the goal is to raise be provided by Halls Chop even more this year. House, Cru Cafe, Fulton “Our main goal is to raise Five and Blu.

Live music will be provided by local band Moonlight Ale. Attendees may bid on jewelry, artwork, vacation rentals and other items in a silent auction. “There are just so many great things people will be able to bid on. We’re talking

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items worth thousands of dollars here, so it’ll definitely be worth it,” Cunningham said. For information on the event, visit www.dvineaffair. org. For more on the Arthritis Foundation, visit www.arthritis.org.

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performed in February in what ended up being called a pre-MOJA event. When plans for the festival were announced in late 1983, there was much discussion, some very contentious, about when the festival should have been held. Some liked Black History Month, February, and others liked the fall, SeptemberOpening up for Jonathan October. will be Lonnie Hamilton The steering committee and Friends, a Charleston that created the festival put mainstay, in one musical form or another, for decades on the reunion band event at the Charleston Museum now. in order to acknowledge It’s billed as An Evening Black History Month but of Jazz Under the Stars and remained true to one of its will begin at 8 p.m. at West Ashley’s Porter-Gaud School missions, which was to stake out a time of year in the Stadium. Tickets cost $26 then-growing festival indusand can be obtained at the try in Charleston. box office at 180 Meeting Committee members deSt., by calling 843-724-7295 or visiting mojafestival.com. cided they didn’t want to compete the Southeastern The very beginning of Wildlife Exposition, a wildly MOJA’s jazz series was acpopular festival that had betually in February 1984. A Jenkins Orphanage Reunion gun in February of 1983. (They were right. SEWE is Band built around Charleston trumpeter Joey Morant now the largest wildlife fes-

tival in the United States.) So, Byrd rolled into town, literally, he drove from New York City, with his horn, a paper on the history of jazz and a U-Haul trailer full of pieces from his extensive personal collection of African-American visual art. He owns pieces by Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden, among many others. The festival had to insure the pieces for a million dollars. The paintings were displayed in the upstairs drawing room of the Dock Street Theatre. He gave his lecture in the theater itself. The musical performance was a cabaret held in the 12thfloor Sky Terrace Room of the Francis Marion Hotel. You could see the stars through the windows, a nice view but probably to be outdone by Jonathan’s show at the stadium Saturday. Like Byrd, Jonathan’s art contains social messages. Please see JAZZ, Page 10E

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harleston’s MOJA Arts Festival is grounded in jazz, given its beginnings, which were rooted in the desire to showcase artistic expressions that sprout from the African-American experience. In the fall of 1984, its debut year, the month-long series of events had as its centerpiece a performance, lecture and art exhibition by jazz legend Donald Byrd, a trumpeter from the bop tradition. Since then, the likes of Grammy-nominated vocalist Nnenna Freelon, smooth jazz bassist Waymon Tisdale and contemporary saxophonist Kirk Whalum have graced MOJA stages. On Saturday, the tradition continues with South African contemporary jazz guitarist Jonathan Butler, an international star who fits the bill as much as anyone for what the festival tries to do with jazz.

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will hold a jazz cruise featuring the MKM Band (Mack That’s always been a part of Guice II, LeRoy Smalls and the jazz tradition. St. Julian Doyle) leaving In an e-mail exchange, Jona- Fountain Walk, 360 Concord than said that he describes his St., next to S.C. Aquarium, music as world music with a aboard the Spirit of Charlesmessage. He attempts to enton, boarding begins at 7:30 lighten as well as entertain. p.m. and the cruise lasting He says his influences are until 10. Tickets are $16. Stevie Wonder and guitarist Next Thursday, Huger’s, George Benson. He lets his 587 King St., will host a festiart reveal his persona. val event, Spoken Word and “All I want is for people to Jazz, at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10. listen to my music and they MOJA blues will see what I’m all about,” Four blues shows are he says. planned for the festival. The He says of the increasing popularity of jazz around the series, produced by local world, “It is ever growing and impresario Gary Erwin, is called Blues With a Feeling. expanding.” The venue for all of them is Next Wednesday, MOJA

Mad River Bar & Grille, 32 N. Market St. On Monday, Shrimp City Slim (Gary’s band) will play 7-10 p.m. Singer Wanda Johnson comes in Tuesday at the same time offering blues and soul music with a full band. Wanda and her band repeat Wednesday. Friday has a happy hour show featuring Dr. Pickup, a French bluesman, 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $11, available at festival outlets. Cash only at the door. Door opens one hour before show time. Reach Jack McCray, author of “Charleston Jazz,” at jackjmccray@aol.com.

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elebrate the fall equinox outdoors tonight with a relatively inexpensive evening of short films and great beer, all for a cause. Colorado-based New Belgium Brewing is bringing its Clips of Faith Beer & Film Festival to Marion Square 6:30-9:30 p.m. The festival features amateur short films (no longer than 10 minutes each) that tie together craft beer, environmental sustainability and whimsy. Examples range from kayaking buddies navigating grizzlies and whales on a paddling trip from Alaska to Seattle to an absurdist spaghetti western about a flat tire (and some beer). There are visual odes to people’s love affairs with their bikes, assorted comedy shorts and thought-provoking environmental pieces. View a preview at www. clipsoffaith.com. Admission is free, but the beer, from New Belgium’s “Lips of Faith” portfolio, and food from local vendors is extra. (By the way, you can bring your own food.) Proceeds benefit Charleston Moves, the local bike and pedestrian advocacy group, and specifically it’s Battery2Beach initiative. B2B seeks to create a 24mile bike and pedestrian route from the Isle of Palms,

Of special note, Bicycling magazine will announce Charleston’s designation as one of eight cities selected as a “Biketown” and do a bike giveaway at 3:30 p.m. See a schedule at www. charlestongreenfair.com

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through downtown Charleston, to Folly Beach that links six towns, several parks, schools, historic sites and businesses and will serve as “the backbone of Charleston’s regional bicycle network.” Visit www.charlestonmoves. org. Charleston is but one of 14 stops on the film festival’s tour. Other towns include Madison, Wis.; Eugene, Ore.; Davis, Calif.; Asheville, N.C.; and Athens, Ga. Those interested in attending are urged to bring blankets and low chairs, as well as to ride a bike equipped with lights and reflective gear to get back home safely.

Green Fair

Saturday morning is chock full of opportunities to walk, or run, with family, friends and neighbors to raise money and awareness for different causes. In order of the biggest to smallest: ◗ The American Heart Association’s annual Start! Lowcountry Heart Walk will be 8 a.m.-12 noon at Liberty Square in Charleston. www. startlowcountrysc.org. ◗ In Hanahan, the 7th Carolina Children’s Charity 8K run and 2-mile fun run and walk will be 8 a.m. at the Hanahan Rec Center. www. carolinachildren.org. ◗ At Folly Beach, the MakeA-Wish Foundation’s 6th Waves & Wishes 5K will be at 8 a.m. Folly Beach pier. www.wavesandwishes.org. ◗ In Summerville, the 3rd annual Trinity 5K Faith Run and Walk will be 7 a.m. at Greater New Bethel Sounds of Praise. www.trinity5k.com.

The theme of sustainability, and bicycling, returns to Marion Square noon-8 p.m. Sunday with the third annual Charleston Green Fair, an event that features ecofriendly and -themed music, Reach David Quick at 937nonprofits, businesses, children’s activities, food and art. 5516.


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opefully, this fall’s lineup won’t disappoint. Already this week, we’ve seen the debuts of “Chuck,” “Glee,” “Modern Family,” “House,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Castle” and many other popular shows. Tonight, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice,” “CSI,” “the Mentalist,” “Bones,” and “Fringe” all air their first episode of the season. Also, NBC has the one-two punch of new seasons from “The Office” and “30 Rock” tonight. “30 Rock” rarely disappoints, with its fourth season of countless Liz Lemon laughs, Tracy Morgan quotes and Jack Donaghy-isms. Because this is Steve Carell’s last season as everyone’s favorite awkward boss Michael Scott, “The Office” might be mandatory watching on Thursday nights. And, hopefully this will be the show’s last season. Don’t get me wrong. I’m an “Office” lover, but seven seasons is more than enough for “Office” antics. Would it even be the same without Michael? Likewise, I’m crossing my fingers that this is the last season of “How I Met Your Mother.” The show, now in its sixth season, too often seems to repeat plot lines or jokes. While the first few seasons were fun and enjoyable, last season I ended up a little mad after watching each episode because it wasn’t quite as good as it used to be. Sure, Neil Patrick Harris’s “Barney” character is great, but the plot is getting a bit old. Coming up, we have “Dexter,” “Bored to Death,” “Eastbound and Down,” and “Desperate Housewives” to look forward to Sunday night. “Dexter,” which ended last season with Rita’s death, is sure to bring in tons of viewers. How will Dexter Morgan deal with three children, no Rita, his blood analyst day job and his serial killer night job? Sadly, this season, the show’s fifth, will lack John Lithgow’s incredible “Trinity Killer” character. But Julia Stiles’ guest role should add an interesting twist to the Showtime series. “Bored to Death’s” sophomore season also starts Sunday night. It may not be must-see TV yet, but it is pretty good. With each episode it’s hard to decide which character is the favorite: Jason Schwartzman’s Jonathan Ames, Ted Danson’s George Christopher or Zach Galifianakis’ Ray. Ames, a novelist with some writers block, started “moonlighting” as a private eye last season and each episode always made me laugh. All in all, it will be an interesting fall on television. What will you be watching?

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In 1988, I was a freshman at Hanahan High School and was fortunate enough to have a best friend old enough to drive and therefore pick me up for school (for 14-year-olds, this is much cooler than getting dropped off by your parents). One morning my hip-hoploving friend with wheels showed me the two new tapes he’d just bought: J.J. Fad’s “Supersonic” and Public Enemy’s “Yo Bum Rush the Show.” J.J. Fad was catchy enough and this two-girl outfit seemed to be created to cash in on the then-popularity of female rap duo Salt n’ Pepa. But as a punk rock kid whose favorite band was the Sex Pistols, I was more

most important artists of all time. Its aggressive blend of streetwise rap and black nationalism took the nation by storm in the late ’80s, producing a sound edgy enough to capture the attention of America’s youth, including suburban white kids like me. drawn to Public Enemy, After Public Enemy, no thinking they sounded dan- longer would rap music be gerous, and frankly, punk simply about partying or rock. dancing, as songs including J.J. Fad didn’t last long, “Fight the Power,” “Don’t becoming little more than Believe the Hype” or “911 is a footnote in the history of a Joke” were a call-to-arms hip-hop. Public Enemy has assessment of the stark realrevolutionizing the genre. ity of black America. Public Enemy’s 1988 single No doubt, leader Chuck “Fight the Power” was reD is the straight-shooting cently declared the greatest conscious of Public Enemy, hip-hop song ever by VH1. but those not familiar with And Rolling Stone ranking the group might be familiar the group No. 44 among the with its “hype” man, Flava

Flav, star of the hit reality television show “Flava of Love” on VH1. When Chuck D and Flava hit the stage at the Music Farm last week, they pulled out all the hits and the crowd ate it up. Flava even noted his roots on James Island and had many family members in attendance. It was a fun show. And though we all bobbed our heads along to the hit songs, many of which we remembered from our childhood, it should be noted that Charleston was lucky enough to host not simply another rap group but arguably the greatest of all time. Considering the enduring global popularity of hiphop, this made last week’s Public Enemy show a real treat on a different level, as

Flavor Flav and Public Enemy rocked the Music Farm last week. To see more pictures, go to Page 19.

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Public Enemy, older acts the group treated Charleston to a show worthy of their such as Run DMC or LL Cool J or more current artreputation and stature. ists such as Eminem or Jay Z might be having fun with Thumbs Down Have you listened to much their music but still put out a quality product. hip-hop lately? It’s awful. I can’t say the same for Most of today’s groups make J.J. Fad seem like Pub- most of hip-hop being prolic Enemy. I admit to liking duced today and hear nothsome of today’s ridiculously ing that will be as enduring as what Public Enemy prostupid rap songs. duced. The GS Boyz’ 2009 hit And make no mistake: “Stanky Legg” was my most recent favorite, and yes it’s as When I’m occasionally bad as it sounds. But for the chuckling in my car, sampling today’s garbage rap on same reasons I might like a B horror film: It’s entertain- the radio, I’m not laughing with the artists but at them. ingly terrible.

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The Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy is one of the many beautiful sites in downtown Greenville.

Road trip uncovers the Upstate’s style

among the most outdoorsy types I’ve ever encountered, there’s also a sophisticated side to Greenville that I appreciate. ike most people, there Downtown has a variety are different sides to of nice restaurants, many my personality. of them up and down Main For example, I love fashion Street, and the locals always and all that it entails: shopseem to dress for dinner. ping, fine-tuning my perOn this trip, we ate at The sonal style, reading fashion Green Room on Main and magazines, playing around end. with trends and finding For me, the challenge was the Lazy Goat at the Hampton Inn. Both were wonderinspiration from other peo- in maintaining a certain ful, as was Sunday brunch at ple’s style choices. sense of style amid a sea of Coffee Underground which, But I’m also crazy about spandex. Plus the weather professional cycling. was definitely a factor. It was if I lived in Greenville, would be one of my favorite And, yes, I’ve had more hot with plenty of sun, and spots. The other would be than one person tell me how we spent the better part of the excellent Horizon Reweird that is. Except I know each day outdoors. cords. a girl who’s super cute, loves In the end, I packed light The shopping is also surfashion and is totally ob(only my Longchamp tote prisingly good. I was espesessed with Ultimate Fight- bag) and relied on a pair of cially thrilled to find Hamping. flat gladiator sandals and den Clothing in Greenville So, there you go. J. Crew shorts to carry me Anyway, back to my split through. A couple of tanks, since it’s one of my favorite personality. The U.S. Men’s a lightweight cotton blouse, shops in Charleston. I’m also a sucker for vintage Cycling Championships some dark wash jeans and and found a well-stocked were in Greenville last week- silver ballet flats filled out selection at Clothing Wareend, and this was the fourth my weekend wardrobe. house. year that my brother who All in all, my clothing Of course, I always make lives in Boston and I drove picks were good except next a point of stopping by the up for the event. time I’ll be more diligent Mast General Store with its We always have a great about applying sunscreen. quirky mix of goods. time. I find that there’s just I’ve got some pretty weird It’s been less than a week, enough to do in Greenville tan lines left from the gladiand I’m already anticipating to keep someone pleasantly ators. going back next year. occupied for a long weekDespite the locals being BY REBEKAH BRADFORD

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ShannonWhitworth

Sunday at Marion Square

Lowcountry native Shannon Whitworth returns to Charleston Sunday supporting her recently released second solo CD “Water Bound.” The album is a collection of lush, well-crafted compositions reflecting emotions of from love and despair to hope and grief. From the first song to the last, Whitworth flavors her compositions with blends of country, blues, folk, bluegrass and pop while varying their pacing and tones perfectly with her emotional and vivid lyrics. Whitworth’s broad instrumental skills lead her to highlight the guitar, the banjo or ukulele while providing a sweet diverseness among the songs as each has a totally different sound and feel. She sounds similar to Norah Jones but with a greater presence and a huskier voice, a bit more pizzazz, and a hint of a Southern accent. With “Water Bound,” Whitworth delivers one of the best female solo CDs of the year. You can see her at 5 p.m. Sunday at The Charleston Green Fair on Marion Square. Tickets are $5 at the gate, kids free. Visit www.

myspace.com/shannonwhitworth.

Yarn

– Harris Cohen

Tonight at The Pour House

A country/Americana band from Brooklyn might seem like a joke, but for Brooklyn-based septet Yarn, it makes perfect sense. Almost anywhere else and Yarn might be pigeonholed as just another country band or lost in the masses of Americana bands. In New York, however, Yarn’s roots-rock and country style is more progressive than familiar. It’s not just Yarn’s location that sets the band apart. The music nestles itself into significance through sing-along choruses and superior musicianship that wanders from Appalachian-style, toetapping bluegrass to backwoods country-blues. Yarn will perform tonight at The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy., with Shooter Jennings and Hierophant. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9. Tickets are $17 in advance, $19 the day of the show and are available online at www. etix.com or at the door. Visit charlestonpourhouse. com or call 571-4343 for more information.

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The Hold Steady heads to The Music Farm on Monday BY MATTHEW GODBEY

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t’s a rare thing to create something musically unique. Brooklyn-based rock quartet The Hold Steady has managed to do so simply by being influenced by such a broad spectrum of artists and styles. The Hold Steady is a band whose style spans from classic rock, such as Springsteen and The Kinks, to the minimalism of punk played over the lyrical influence of hip-hop and the sentimental intellect of folk. It’s all a bit of a whirlwind that evokes an immediate emotional response from the listener. Sometimes its well-received and other times its not. Vocalist/guitarist Craig Finn writes lyrics that tell stories complete with fullbodied characters and scenarios while delivering them – Matthew Godbey in a more monotone, rhyth-

mic style than singing. To date, The Hold Steady has released five studio albums, including its latest, “Heaven Is Whenever,” which was released in May

on Vagrant Records. The Hold Steady will perform Monday at the Music Farm, 32 Ann St., with The Wintersleep. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tick-

ets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the show and are available online at www. etix.com or at the door. Visit www.musicfarm.com or call 577-6989.


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Anticipation builds for Dogwood Tribe

BY PAUL PAVLICH

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ohnnie Matthews has a great reason for starting his newest musical project, The Dogwood Tribe. “I’m really just doing it for myself and having fun with my friends. So if people like it, that’s awesome,” he said. Matthews isn’t breaking ties with his long-time band Sequoia Prep School, he’s just exploring songwriting on his own with the sideproject. The songs of the Dogwood Tribe are inspired by the Rolling Stones, Connor Oberst, Bob Dylan, and Jack White. Matthews wrote the songs while he was on the road with Sequoia. “It’s mostly about personal life experience,” he said. “A lot of them I wrote when I was touring 200 days a year. Girls, family problems and being away from home, a lot of the songs are about that. It’s a classic sound. Some of it’s rock ’n’ roll and some of it sounds like old country songs. Hopefully, they’re pleasantly surprised by it.” Matthews is excited to play the songs because he has traditionally collaborated on music with his other bands. He is proud of the songs that Dogwood Tribe has created over the past few months, and is glad to be in the proverbial driver’s seat of the songwriting science. “It’s more of me than us collectively. It’s my sound rather than me writing with a (larger) group of guys. “ Dogwood Tribe played a brief show in Columbia opening for Wylie a couple of months back, and the reception went very well, he said The band debuted in the Charleston music scene at Eye Level Art last weekend. The Tribe will be passing out three-song demos at the concert to build anticipation for their upcoming record, which is due out before the end of the year.

The album is scheduled to have between six and eight tracks. After the album drops, the band has full intentions of touring the Carolinas and other Southern states, hoping to hit Athens and Nashville as well. Matthews started the project himself but has since fleshed out the band line-up with drummer Ryan Zimmerman and guitarist Christian Chedister from Wylie, Sequoia Prep School’s Jordan Hicks on bass and Conor Donohue on guitar as well. The additional band mem-

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Dogwood Tribe’s guitarist and vocalist Johnnie Matthews. The band performed at Eye Level Art last weekend.

more info MEMBERS: Johnnie Matthews (guitar/vocals), Ryan Zimmerman (drums), Jordan Hicks (bass), Christian Chidester (guitar), Conor Donohue (guitar) ORIGINALLY FROM: Charleston WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/dogwoodtribe

bers heard some of Matthews rough recordings of his songs and were eager to hop on the band wagon. “I started writing songs

and recording them on Garage Band. I asked a couple of friends and they jumped on board. It’s finally coming to fruition.”

Ghostland Observatory Ghostland Observatory performed at The Music Farm on Sept. 19. Charleston Scene writer Vikki Matsis was there and took a few pictures. See the rest on the photo galleries at www.charlestonscene.com


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Robert Plant BAND OF JOY (Rounder)

After fronting Led Zeppelin, releasing a string of solo albums and collaborating with Alison Krauss on the Grammy Award-winning “Raising Sand” a couple of years ago, one might think that Robert Plant has reached his creative end. Think again. On “Band of Joy,” Plant’s charismatic charm and golden vocal chords tackle a set of songs that owes partial thanks to the success of “Raising Sand.” Produced by Buddy Miller and Plant, “Band of Joy” continues the journey through Americana music that began with “Raising Sand.” With a band that includes Miller, singer Patty Griffin and multi-instrumentalist Darrell Scott, Plant rips through a concoction of songs written by everyone from Los Lobos member David Hidalgo to the late Townes Van Zandt. Listening to Plant move from Linda and Richard Thompson’s “House of Cards” to Plant’s own “Central Two-O-Nine,” and from Van Zandt’s “Harm’s Swift Way” to the traditional “Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down,” there is little doubt that this Englishman and former hard rock band front man just might be the most valuable asset to the Americana music community at the moment. Whatever the case, “Band of Joy” delivers a feeling that definitely lives up to the album’s title. KEY TRACKS: “House of Cards,” “Central Two-O-Nine,” “Harm’s Swift Way”

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Various Artists THE 4 COMPLETE ED SULLIVAN SHOWS STARRING THE BEATLES (Universal)

Quick, name the performers on the Ed Sullivan Show’s February 9, 1964, edition. OK, you’re correct that the Beatles made their United States television debut that night, but what about the rest of the talent roster that night? A new DVD gives you all four Ed Sullivan Shows to feature the Fab Four, and does the courtesy of including not just the rest of the performers from those nights, but also the vintage commercials that played during the shows. A little-known fact is that the cast of the Broadway musical “Oliver!” performed on one of those episodes, and the cast featured a young Davy Jones, who would go on to perform in The Monkees, a band that modeled itself on the Beatles. For those who have never seen what turned out to be a groundbreaking moment in entertainment history, this DVD makes it feel as if you and the family are back in 1964, crowded around a small black-and-white television. On the other hand, once you have seen those other acts besides the Beatles, is it really necessary to ever watch those parts again? I’m betting it depends on how big a Beatles fanatic you are.

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Mavis Staples YOU ARE NOT ALONE (Anti-)

Wilco front man Jeff Tweedy is probably the last person one would expect to be producing new music by Mavis Staples, and yet here he is doing just that on “You Are Not Alone.” Both the legendary gospel and R&B singer and the rock singer are Chicago natives, and as one begins to listen to songs such as Staples’ cover of Randy Newman’s “Missing You” or Staples’ “Downward Road,” one begins to realize that, while they represent two very different age groups, they are united by each other’s energy and work ethic. Staples, probably best known for her R&B hit “I’ll Take You There,” attacks each of the 13 tracks on the album in a way that younger artists have no choice but to admire. Tweedy isn’t overbearing in his role as producer but instead seems to gently coax both music and energy from the 71-yearold Staples. The resulting CD will likely remind you of Johnny Cash’s experiments with producer Rick Rubin back in the mid-’90s, in that you have an established singer performing some songs that might be out of her comfort zone. Whether it’s Alan Toussaint “Last Train” or a recording of the traditional “Wonderful Savior,” the sound here is as organic as it gets. KEY TRACKS: “Losing You,” “Last Train,” “I Belong to the Band”

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Lena Horne THE ESSENTIAL LENA HORNE (Sony Masterworks)

The term “class act” is often thrown around far too casually in the entertainment world, but if there were ever a person for whom those words were tailor-made, it would be the late Lena Horne. Over the course of six decades, Horne recorded an impressive amount of jazz and pop music, and along the way she became a leading figure in the civil rights movement. The just-released “The Essential Lena Horne” collects 39 recordings, including 6 that were previously unavailable on CD. Hearing Horne’s silky smooth voice bring to life the lyrics of songs such as “Stormy Weather,” “Summertime” and “Someone to Watch Over Me,” there is no doubt as to why her voice was in such demand in recording studios and in film. While Horne’s name was never lumped in with other female jazz singers of the era such as Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, there was still no denying the singer’s contribution to jazz and popular music over the years. “The Essential Lena Horne” simply collects those artistic contributions in one easily accessible 2-CD set. KEY TRACKS: “Stormy Weather,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “One For My Baby (And One More For the Road)”

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ALLUETTE’S JAZZ CAFE: 137 Calhoun St. 737-0090. Tonight: Oscar River Trio, 9:30 p.m.; Fri: Mark Rapp w/Derek Lee Bronston; Sat: Stella by Starlight; MonFri: Calvin Taylor, 11:30 p.m.; Wed and Sun: Abe White, 4 p.m. AROMAS: 50 N. Market St. 723-9588. Fri-Sat: Cotton Blue, 7 p.m. ART’S BAR AND GRILL: 413 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 849-3040. Mon: Open mic w/ Everett Bigbee; 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: White Rhino, Mary Williams, Colleen Yost and Rohan Shirali, free, 7 p.m. BLU RESTAURANT & BAR: 1 Center St., Folly Beach. 588-6658. Fri: Ryan Becknell, 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Sat: Plainfield Project, 2-5 p.m., Jesse Pritchard, 8:3011:30 p.m.; Sun:Nikolai Svishev, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wed: Elise Testone Duo, 6-9:30 p.m. BLUE’S HOUSE OF WINGS: 1039 Anna Knapp Blvd., Mount Pleasant. 8811858. Fri: Live music; Sat: Karaoke; Tue: Trivia. 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.; Wed: The Louie D Project, 9 p.m. BUFFALO SOUTH: 1409 Folly Rd. 4060888. 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. CIRCULAR CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH: 150 Meeting St. 577-6400. Tonight: New Music Collective Ensemble. CITY LIGHTS COFFEE SHOP: 141 Market St. 853-7067. Wed: The Amazing Mittens, 6:30 p.m. THE CLUB AT MEYERS RD: 216 Meyers Rd., Summerville. 875-4215. Tonight: Shag Night. CLUB H2O: 8484 Dorchester Rd. 7671426. Tonight: Country Dance Party, 9 p.m.; Fri-Sat: DJ Mike Mendoza, 9 p.m.; Thurs: Country Dance Party, 9 p.m. CRAB SHACK: 26 Center St. 588-3080. Mon: Open mic w/ Dave Grunstra. 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. 971-9034. Wed, Fri-

The deadline for Night Life items is Tuesday at noon the week before the event or concert takes place. Items should be faxed to the newsroom at 937-5579 or e-mailed to clubs@postandcourier.com. Items submitted after the deadline will not be printed. For more information, call 937-5582. Sat: Riccardo sings Opera and Italian songs, 7 p.m. DORCHESTER LANES: 10015 Dorchester Rd., Summerville. 376-2200. Fri; Due South; Sat: Shane Clark; Sun: Trivia w/Bad Joke Tom; Mon and Wed: Karaoke w/Rocky; Tues: 61 Daze. DUNLEAVY’S PUB: 2213 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. 883-9646. Fri: ‘Blues Piano Night’ w/ Shrimp City Slim, 9 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. Sun: Tambao, $10, 8 p.m. THE FACULTY LOUNGE: 391 Huger St. 723-1353. Sun: Rochelle Green and Company, $20, 6-10 p.m.; Mon: Open mike, 7-8 p.m. FIREWATER GRILLE: 109 Holiday Drive, Summerville. 261-2121. Fri: Comedy w/Scott Angrave; Wed: Trivia, 8-10 p.m. FIERY RON’S SULLIVAN’S ISLAND: 2209 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. 8833131. Fri: On the Run, $5, 10 p.m.; Sat: Johnny Mac and The Booty Ranch, $5, 10 p.m.; Tue: Widespread Panic CD Release Party, 9 p.m.; Wed: Wednesday Night Ramble w/Sandy and Gary. FIERY RON’S WEST ASHLEY: 1205 Ashley River Rd. 225-2278. Tonight: The SC Broadcasters, free, 9 p.m.; Fri: Son of Cain, $5, 10 p.m.; Sun: International Blues Challenge, $5, 4 p.m.; Mon: Widespread Panic CD Release Party, 7 p.m., open mic, 8 p.m.; Wed: Lowcountry Blues Club, 7 p.m. FISH RESTAURANT: 442 King St. 7223474. Tonight: Elise Testone, 7 p.m.; Fri: DJ Jaz, 10 p.m.; Sat: DJ Todd Cadley, 10 p.m. FOLLY BEACH BREWING COMPANY: 34 Center St. 588-0095. Fri: SC Broadcasters, 9 p.m.-midnight. GENNARO’S RESTAURANT: 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: The Green Levels; Sat: Reid Stone; Thurs: Mac Leaphart. 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: Weekly Comedy Challenge. THE HARBOR GRILLE: 360 Concord St. 853-5752. Tonight: Paper Cut Massa-

cre; 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. JIMBO’S ROCK LOUNGE: 1662 Savannah Hwy. 225-2200. Tonight; Bad Tattoo; Fri: Amy Hutto’s Farewell Show; Sat: Isabelle’s Gift; Sun: The Sawyer Family w/Skye Paige and the Original Recipe. Thurs: The Copycats. Read more: http:// www.myspace.com/jimbosrocklounge #ixzz10AkaB5zb. JIMMY’S: 431 St. James Ave., Goose Creek. 553-8766. Fri-Sat: Karaoke, free; Tues: Chris Sullivan, free, 9-midnight; Wed: Karaoke, free. J’PAULZ: 1739 Maybank Hwy., James Island. 795-6995. Wed: Plane Jane. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 337 King St. 8055020. Tues: DJ Rehab; 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: Hank Futch; 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. KUDU COFFEE: 4 Vanderhorst St. 8537186. Tonight: Michael Trent, 9 p.m.; Fri: Matt Hamrick, 9 p.m; Sat: Gwyn Fowler, 9 p.m. LACOFANO’S: 626 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 881-2313. Wed: Keith Bruce, 6:30-9:30 p.m. LALO’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 1585 Central Ave., Summerville. 8739988. Tonight: Jackson, 6-9 p.m.; Sat: Fat Alice, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Thurs: Haley 7 p.m.-10 p.m. LOCAL’S BAR: 1150 Queensborought Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 388-5114. Mon: Keith Bruce, 6-9 p.m. LOCO JOE’S FOOD & SPIRITS: 1115 Miles Rd., Summerville. 821-2946. Wed: Karaoke, 8 p.m. LUCY’S RED SKY GRILL: 1001 Landfall Way, Johns Island. 768-8118. Sun: Live jazz. MAD RIVER BAR & GRILLE: 32 N. Market St. 723-0032. Mon: Shrimp City Slim’s “Blue Monday” Party, $11, 7-10 p.m.; Tues-Wed: Wanda Johnson, $11, 7-10 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. MERLY’S PUB: 1217 Red Bank Rd., Goose Creek Fri: Karaoke, 9 p.m. MOJO’S CLUB AND CIGAR BAR: 945 Bacons Bridge Rd. 875-5099. Mon: Shag. MORGAN CREEK GRILL: 80 41st Ave. IOP. 886-8980. Fri: Doug Jones, 6:30 p.m.; Sat: Jeff Liberty, 6:30 p.m. MUSIC FARM: 32 Ann St. 577-6989. Tonight: Pac Div, $15; Fri: Sequoyah, $1012; Sat: The Piedmont Boys, The Defilers, $7; Sun: Lowcountry High Rollers, free$5; Mon: The Hold Steady, $15-18. O’MALLEY’S: 549 King St. 805-5000. Tue: Trivia, 7 p.m. OSCAR’S RESTAURANT: 207 W. 5th North St., Summerville. 871-3800. Tonight: Trivia, 7 p.m. PATRICK’S PUB: 1377 Ashley River Rd. 571-3435. Tonight: Karaoke, 9 p.m.; Sat: Drag Show. PELICAN’S NEST: 3772 Seabrook Island Rd., Seabrook Island. 768-2500. Fri-Sat: Live music. PENACHIOS FINE DINING & LOUNGE: 2447 Ashley River Rd. 4029640. Thurs: Debbie Prine, 9 p.m. PLANET FOLLYWOOD: 32 Center St., Folly Beach. 588-7380. Sat: The Shakin’ Martinis, 2 p.m. THE POUR HOUSE: 1977 Maybank Hwy. 571-4343. Tonight: Shooter Jennings and Hierophant w/Yarn, $17-19, 9 p.m.; Fri: The Last Waltz Tribute Ensemble, 10 p.m.; Sat: Greensky Bluegrass, $10, 10 p.m.; Sun: Po’Ridge, 8:30 p.m.; Tues: L Brown Odyssey, $5, 9:45 p.m.; Wed: Rollin in the Hay, $5, 10:30 p.m.; Thurs: EP3, Freepeoples Frequency, Booty Sweat, $8, 10 p.m. RED DRUM GASTROPUB: 803 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 849-0313. Wed: Red Dog Ramblers. RITA’S: 2 Center St., Folly Beach. 6335330. Tonight: Beatles on the Beach w/ Frank Royster; Tues: Diesel Brothers. SALTY MIKE’S BAR: 17 Lockwood Dr. 937-0208. Wed: Karaoke w/Richard Clayton, 7 p.m.; Fri: Greg Chapman. SAND DOLLAR: 7 Center St., Folly Beach. 588-9498. Fri-Sat: Hed Shop Boys. SEEL’S OFF THE HOOK: 2213 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, 883-5030. Fri and Sat: DJ C.Nile, 10 p.m.; Wed: The Bushels, 7 p.m. SODA WATER GRILL: 1960 Riviera Drive, Mt. Pleasant. 388-0309. Sat: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Tues: Open mic w/Danny Wright, 7 p.m.

SOUTHEND BREWERY AND SMOKEHOUSE: 161 East Bay St. 577-7188. Tonight: Salsa Night, 10 p.m.; Fri: Common Ground. SUNFIRE GRILL & BISTRO: 1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. 766-0223. Tonight: Calvin Taylor, 6 p.m.; Fri: Chris Tidestrom, 6-9 p.m.; Sat: The Gin House Boys, 6:309:30 p.m.; Mon: Singer and Songwriter Night, 8 p.m. THE SWAMP FOX AT THE FRANCIS MARION HOTEL: 387 King St. 7248888. Fri-Sat: Pianist Bill Howland 6 p.m. THIRSTY TURTLE II: 1158 College Park Rd., Summerville. 851-9828. Sun: Randy Pender or Mike Pifer, 8 p.m.; Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat: Karaoke, 9 p.m.; Tues: Shane Clark or Mike Pifer. THROUGHBRED CLUB AT CHARLESTON PLACE: 224 King St. 722-4900. Today-Sat: Live piano, 1 p.m.; Sun: Live piano, 5 p.m.; Mon-Wed: Live piano, 5 p.m. TIN ROOF: 1117 Magnolia Rd. 5710775. Tonight: Dignan. TOAST: 155 Meeting St. 534-0043. 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: Graham Whorley , 9 p.m.; Sat: Kevin Rowe, 9 p.m. VOODOO: 15 Magnolia Rd. 769-0228. Tonight: “Lunacy at Voodoo” with CPO Gents, Du Birdflu and Jeffet, $3 or free if in costume, starts after dark. WET WILLIE’S: 209 East Bay St. 8535650. Mon: Metal Mondays; Wed: Jerry Cooper; Sat: Jamisun. WILD WING DOWNTOWN: 6 N. Market St. 722-9464. Fri: The Krays; Sat: Eddie Bush and The Mayhem; Sun: Plane Jane; Mon: Rotie Acoustic; Tues: Team Trivia; Wed: Diesel Brothers. WILD WING MT. PLEASANT: 664 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 971-9464. Tonight: Plane Jane; Fri: Sun Domingo; Sat: Dub Island and the Dub Plates; Sun: David Dunning; Tues: Team Trivia. WILD WING N. CHARLESTON: 7618 Rivers Ave. 818-9464. Tonight: Ed Miller Karaoke; Fri: Freak N’ Nuts; Sat: Glen Templeton; Mon: Team Trivia; Wed: Morgan and Rotie. THE WINDJAMMER: 1008 Ocean Blvd., IOP. 886-8596. Fri-Sat: Bonepony, $10, 10 p.m. WOLFTRACK BAR AND GRILL: 1807 Parsonage Rd. 768-0853. Fri: Cherry Bomb; Sat: Hanahan Combat.


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Angharad Chester-Jones (forefront, pink skirt) stands with models from last year’s Fall Fashion with a Flair. The fundraiser features a pop-up shop with clothing, food from Jasmine Porch and more. PHOTOGRAPHS BY DIANA DEAVER

Fall fashion with a flair

Designers, models, boutiques come together for Center for Women featured BY STEPHANIE BURT

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Models from last year’s event.

ome people collect movie memorabilia. Other people knit in their spare time. But for Charleston resident Angharad Chester-Jones, a hobby is a little more complicated. She plans large-scale charity events when she’s not working as the food and beverage marketing coordinator at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. “I have a real passion for nonprofit work,” she explains. “But I also enjoy promoting local talent, and I think that any time you can bring people together who are talented, intelligent and creative, good things happen.” Her events include the Wine to Water event (hosted by Social) earlier this year, as well as Gourmet and Grapes at The Sanctuary. This week, she is set to

if you go WHAT: Second annual Fall Fashion With a Flair. WHEN: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. WHERE: The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort; Jasmine Porch Restaurant, One Sanctuary Beach Drive,

host the second annual Fall Fashion With a Flair event to benefit the Center for Women. The Center for Women is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to make personal and professional success an everyday event for women in the Lowcountry. “We’re excited to have Ayoka Lucas as the emcee this year. She is a big advocate for The Center for Women,” Chester-Jones says. “And all the designers featured in the show are young, local women making something

Kiawah Island. TICKETS: 768-6253, reservations required. COST: $45 (+ tax and gratuity). MORE INFO: www. facebook.com/event. php?eid=102746209782474 or www.c4women.org.

very unique in Charleston. They are empowering women through fashion, so it just makes sense to have the Center for Women as the recipient charity.” During Jasmine Porch’s three-course meal, models will wear fashions from local designers and boutiques, and music will be provided by a local DJ. After the lunch, guests can browse a pop-up shop filled with clothing and accessories. The party continues with beach and pool access for the guests for the remainder of the afternoon, as well as

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future discount on a treatment at The Sanctuary’s spa. On Saturday, ChesterJones will be conducting a symphony of designers, models and wait staff. There are only about 50 tickets left for the show that will feature 10 looks from each designer.


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Team reflects on season as they prepare for last home bout

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ootball season may have started, but the hardest hits in Charleston sports this weekend won’t be on the gridiron; they’ll be indoors and on wheels as the Lowcountry High Rollers host their last event of the season. The High Rollers first formed in 2008 when co-founders Wendy Boswell and Wendy Jernigan gathered a group of nine women to compete with other teams in the region. Since then, the roster has grown to more than 50 members, about 24 of them are new this season. That turnout has been great, says organization President Wendy Boswell. “We can actually do a lot of stuff with all the girls we have, so we’re really lucky,” she says.

Big turnout also means competition among team members, and head coach Duck Reynolds likes what he has seen this season from veteran and new players alike. “Our girls are fighting for positions, and they’re doing everything they can to keep on the roster and keep their skills up,” says Reynolds. “It’s pretty amazing considering how quick we’ve come and how short a time it’s been.” The skater-owned-and-operated organization actually has enough players to split the High Rollers into two home teams. Boswell says it’s done so that more people get to participate. She says both teams will be playing in this weekend’s tournament. “In order to hopefully give everybody a chance to play one last game for the season, we de-

cided we’d play both home teams against (Myrtle Beach).” The High Rollers are getting the word out about the organization beyond the track. Last weekend, they took to the streets in West Ashley for the “Rolling of the Bulls.” The High Rollers hosted the charity event to raise money for the Folly Beach Relief Fund and Surfers’ Healing. Boswell says they are still tallying the donations, but the reception was positive. “They hope that we make it an annual event.” That’s possible if the High Rollers can continue to increase community interest like they’ve increased their win record. Last season, the High Rollers ended with a 4-5 record. A recent win against Augusta’s Soul City Sirens took the High Rollers to 54 heading into this weekend. For those who have never seen

a roller derby match, points are awarded to a team when their Jammer makes it around the track and passes the other team’s four blockers. Boswell says the action is fast and intense “(like) a race on wheels and rugby together.” To make things more interesting, this weekend’s tournament is personal for the president. Boswell, whose derby name is Killie Dee Williams, was actually a member of the Palmetto State Rollergirls before she moved to Charleston. The Rollergirls, who have a friendly relationship with their Charleston counterparts, actually helped the High Rollers over the last two years as they worked to build a strong organization. But that connection is likely to make this weekend’s matches more competitive. All in good fun, of course.

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The Lowcountry High Rollers’ bout on Saturday will feature the Holy City Heartbreakers, the Swamp Foxes and the Palmetto State Rollergirls from Myrtle Beach.

if you go The Lowcountry High Rollers will host a final season bout at 5 p.m. Saturday in The Citadel’s McAlister Field House, 171 Moultrie St. in downtown Charleston. Doors open at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Visit www. lowcountryhighrollers.com.


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Festival lights up Lowcountry with lyrical lineup

says Faison. “I ask the poets in attendance every year if they have any other recommendations. Since it’s a family festival, we his year’s Poetry and Storytelling Series try to stay away from violence or offensive topics, and focus on inspirational words.” at MOJA, set for Sept. 23-Oct. 3, will Faison describes herself as a long-time include a long list of poets who will share lover of the arts. their words at various venues throughout “I’ve dabbled in poetry a bit myself, and I the city. come from a family that loved the written As one of MOJA’s best-loved traditions, the poetry readings exhibit the vast literary word,” she says. “My mother loved to recite sections of books to us as children, passages talent among the African-American and that she thought were poignant, and I think Caribbean communities. that’s where my appreciation for poetry Warachal Faison, the head of the series, says he is excited about another year of tal- stems from. “ Check out the MOJA festival’s Poetry and ented poets storming the Lowcountry. Storytelling Series at 6-7 p.m. Monday-Fri“The festival is so incredible,” she says. “I moved here around 2000, and I immediate- day during the festival’s duration. There will be an open mic at 2:30 p.m. ly wanted to become part of it, so I offered BY STEPHANIE BURT Saturday at the Avery Research Center, 125 to volunteer. Then about three years ago, Special to The Post and Courier Bull St., downtown Charleston. the program coordinator, Elease AmosGoodwin, asked me to work with the Poetry Children are welcome to attend and read a he Harlem Renaissance WHAT: Art Forms and Theatre Concepts, Inc. presents and Storytelling Series. It’s been a privilege poem as well. was an intensely creative “Blues for an Alabama Sky.” Visit www.mojafestival.com/home/?cat=5 reaching out to the literary community in period in America’s history. WHEN: 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. today; 11 a.m. Friday; 3 and 8 for details about artists and locations. Charleston.” It was fueled by the Great p.m. Saturday; and 3 p.m. Sunday. Faison has made changes since beExodus, which was the miWHERE: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. coming head of the series. gration of thousands of AfriCOST: $26 adult; $21 seniors and students with ID. “When I took it on, I decided can-Americans to Northern MORE INFO: www.mojafestival.com, www.aftcinc.com. to change it up by having the cities from places such as poets perform at different Charleston and Tallahassee venues, whereas in the past, and the Mississippi Delta. and Theatre Concepts and Carolina-Wilmington. there was just a single venue Writers such as Langston director of the production. “I knew immediately that for performances,” she says. Hughes and artists such The story revolves around the role was a good fit,” she “I decided to approach a few as Romare Bearden found Angel Allen, a black woman explains. “Angel seemed like lounges and restaurants and ask creative fuel and celebrity as who left Savannah for the someone I knew.” part of the movement. promises of Harlem. Gilliard says that the audi- if we could feature a poet at their venue. I wanted festival patrons to have the But this period was more When “Blues” premiered in ence can expect a ride back than just a literary or artistic 1995, Phylicia Rashad won in time to feel the essence of opportunity to experience different corners one. It was about hope: hope great praise for her perforthe Harlem Renaissance, and of the city.” for a better life, hope for mance in the role. although this is not a straight This year’s locations include Chai’s, The East Bay Meeting House and Gallery Chuexpression and a hope that For this production, Nikmusical, there will be ocma on John Street. for many was crushed by the kita Johnson, a Charleston casional background music There’s also an open mic at the Avery ReGreat Depression. resident and account execu- and a song. search Center at the College of Charleston. Harlem in all its Renaistive for B93 and Magic 107.3, A troupe since 1995, Art “The poets change every year because we sance glory will come to life will fill Angel’s shoes. Forms strives to put on four as part of the MOJA Festival, A native of Norwood, N.C., shows a year with a variety of want to showcase different talent,” she says. when Art Forms and Theatre Johnson grew up in a small formats. Gilliard says that it “Sometimes, we will ask a poet to come Concepts presents “Pearl town and says that her child- often depends on funding in back, particularly if a strong audience was lacking the first time.” Cleage’s Blues for an Alahood helped her be creative, order to get to that number. This year’s group of poets will include bama Sky” at the Dock Street dreaming of things far away The city of Charleston Maya Houston, Carlos Johnson, Joey TuckTheatre. from her home filled with serves as the company’s er, Courtnay Coan, George Mullen IV, Bev “This writer has had such five siblings. premier benefactor, and the great recognition for this She jumped at the chance company also receives fund- Prince-Muhammad, Charleston Scene work, we are very fortunate to get involved in theatre in ing from the S.C. Arts Com- editor Marcus Amaker and others. Admission is free. to have the rights to perform college and graduated with mission and the Gaylord and “We find a lot of poets through word of it,” says Arthur Gilliard, ara bachelor’s in theatre arts Dorothy Donnelley Foundamouth, in addition to the applications,” tistic director for Art Forms from the University of North tion. BY DENISE K. JAMES

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inspired by the natural disaster. Fifteen percent of all works sold will go to helping the children of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, through the League of Hope’s new art therapy program. Admission is free and the opening reception runs from 5-7 p.m.

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The MOJA Festival is back for its 27th consecutive year. Pulling big names and showcasing local talent, the festival brings out the eclectic side of theatre, music, visual and literary arts in the Lowcountry. It runs from today to Oct. 3 with events all over the city. Here are some of the highlights:

photos online Detail of the official 2010 Moja festival poster, by artist Doyle Cloyd.

To see photos from these events, visit the “Moja” gallery on www.charlestonscene.com

more info WHAT: Moja Festival 2010 WHEN: through Oct. 3 WHERE: Various venues throughout the Lowcountry SCHEDULE: Visit www.mojafestival.com for the complete list of events

A Gospel Explosion, complete with charred choir robes

You can take your mom to this

I’ve done it, and I promise someone at the Reggae Block Party will wear something more eccentric and dance a little wilder than your own mother, so you’re in the clear. Every year the festival holds a Reggae Block Party. It’s one of those events in Charleston that everyone knows about. Like a Blue Angels flyover, the block party packs East Bay Street and lets us all dance on the Customhouse steps. Or see how fast we can run up and down them. This year, the headliner is Causion, an artist who has dubbed himself “Antigua’s Reggae Ambassador.” Admission is free for the party, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Best way to feel like you’re on a date, like on ABC’s “The Bachelor”

MOJA Festival Coordinator Elease Amos-Goodwin says Saturday’s “An Evening of Jazz Under the Stars” will be one of the biggest attractions of the festival. In an event being described as “a romantic, cabaret setting,” South African jazz artist Jonathan Butler will perform his internationally renowned songs on jazz guitar. Opening for Butler at Porter Gaud School Stadium are Lonnie and Friends. There aren’t any helicopters or trust falls involved, but guys, you still might impress a girl with this one. Tickets can be purchased online: $26 for general admission, $400 for a table of 10.

Getting Personal

“Personal Grounds” is installation and fiber artist Susan Lenz’s take on the everyday decisions of everyday people. “ ‘Personal Grounds’ is a location in life,” she says. “It is the place in which one exists as a result of doors opened, keys turned and decisions made.” Titles of the works include “Living with HIV,” “Argentine Tango Dancer,” and “Overcoming Domestic Abuse.” At 2 p.m. Oct. 2, Lenz will give a lecture of the

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Patti LaBelle will perform at The Family Circle Cup Stadium on Oct. 2 hanging exhibit at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau St. Free.

Two old school R&B legends at one show

Want to hear “Lady Marmalade?” Or what about “A Song for Mama?” At the Family Circle Cup Stadium on Oct. 2, odds are you can. Boyz II Men will take the stage first, followed by Patti LaBelle. As the biggest names gracing this year’s MOJA Festival, coordinators expect it to be a sell-out show. Purchase tickets online. $35.50, general admission; $45, terrace seating; $55.50 for reserved floor table seating.

A ‘nosey, noisy Christian’?

That’s how the character is described in “Sister Mariah,” a production with an old, Christian mother as its star. With praise dance and spirituals, “Sister Mariah” makes her way into the business of the entire community, including that of the pastor’s. The play is written by local Jean German Ortiz and will be performed at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 405 King St. Family friendly. $10 general admission.

A tribute to Haiti

Curated by Karole Turner Campbell, “I-8-TEE” is a tribute to Haiti through the visual and written arts. The show opens Oct. 1 at Gaillard Auditorium, and will be on display until the end of the month. Among the many local artists will be the work of Duns Sylvaince, who survived the January earthquake. South Carolina’s Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth, along with other poets, will be reading work

The music is so hot, it ignites. According to Amos-Goodwin, the event, A Gospel Explosion, will be almost that exciting. She says, “Gospel is usually very popular in this area,” and hopes that Gospel Explosion will be one of the bigger events of this year’s festival. It will be an afternoon of “hand-clapping and footstomping” at 4 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 273 Meeting St. Performers include the Royal Baptist Church Male Choir, St. James Presbyterian Church Male Choir and vocalist Mario Desaussure. Admission is $10 for adults; $5.50 for children 12 and under.

Porgy from the vault

It’s been said that they have the original manuscript for “Porgy and Bess” in a vault at the Charleston Library Society. It makes sense as the musical is steeped in Southern history. In the newly restored Dock Street Theatre, Dr. Wilfred Delphin will perform highlights from the folk opera. Delphin will have some help from soprano D’Jaris Whipper Lewis, bass baritone Daniel Washington and tenor Sam Hagan at 7 p.m. Sunday. Prior to the performance, local historian and attorney Robert N. Rosen will present “A Short History of George Gershwin in Charleston.” A champagne celebration will follow. Admission is $26.

A special thank you

The MOJA Festival wouldn’t be a success without the Charleston community. On Oct. 2, the festival will take time to say thank you. The Community Tribute Luncheon is meant to honor those who give themselves to benefit and support the arts community of Charleston. An outdoor luncheon at Drayton Hall is planned, along with a small awards ceremony, to honor a select group. The crowd is limited to 300, so spots will go quickly. A donation of $30 is suggested.


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restaurant review CUISINE: Seafood and game CATEGORY: Neighborhood Favorite PHONE: 471-2750 LOCATION: 901 Island Park Drive, Daniel Island FOOD: ★★★ ATMOSPHERE: ★★½ SERVICE: ★★★★ PRICE: $$ COSTS: Appetizers $7.95-$9.95, salads $4.95-$10.95, soups $3.95-$5.95, sandwiches $7.95-$10.95, entrees $16.95-$19.95 + MP specials; sides $3.95, kids menu $5.95, desserts $6.95 VEGETARIAN OPTIONS: Yes, if one eats seafood. WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes. HOURS: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-

Friday; 4-10 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. Full-service bar with extended weekend hours. Happy Hour: 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. DECIBEL LEVEL: Moderate. PARKING: Rear lot. OTHER: www.hammettslanding. com; children’s cooking classes on Saturdays, contact tamra@ hammettslanding.com. Martini Mondays, Taco Tuesdays ($2.75), Wacky Kids Wednesdays ($2 kids’ meals), Thirsty Thursdays (half price bottled wine). Lunch specials. $5 cheeseburger and fries on Mondays. Catering services, delivery, special dietary requests welcomed. Tamra Hammett is a registered dietitian. Outside dining. Menu and prices subject to change.

Land and sea dock on Daniel Island The extended Hammett family has cut its culinary teeth at such places as Atlantic Fish Restaurant in Boston’s Back he Hammetts have Bay, a brewery in Aspen, Colo., landed! In June, Daniel Island a steakhouse and an Italian saw another restaurant restaurant. Add in Tamra’s knowledge as join the growing lineup of eata registered dietitian and Pating establishments. Family owned and operated, rick’s passion for the kitchen. The restaurant is occupying Hammett’s Landing brings together Bo and Tamra Ham- the space of the former Sienna Restaurant on Island Park mett (chef and owners), Bo’s Drive. bro, Ed, and Tamra’s brother, Hammett’s Landing calls Patrick, to execute the dream itself a seafood and game of a place of their own.

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restaurant. The game is the domesticated kind and includes batter-fried gator tail ($8.95), venison medallions in a raspberry coulis ($16.95) and blackened quail in a bourbon cream sauce ($16.95). Seafood is plentiful and will include a fresh catch that is always a good bet. The menu includes bison-topped nachos ($7.95), Buffalo shrimp with ranch dressing ($8.95), tuna tartar burgers ($9.95), Please see HAMMETT’S, Page 27E


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Cajun-style grouper ($18.95), baby back ribs ($18.95) and shrimp and grits ($18.95). The kids menu ($5.95) allows for grilled shrimp, chicken or fish. Our capable server informed us that the crab cakes ($19.95) took first place in Boston’s annual Harbor Fest. They were untried by us at this visit. The tuna poke ($9.95) is a nod to Bo Hammett’s Asian stage and is a keeper. Fresh ahi tuna was marinated in a soy-based elixir, trimmed with avocado and scallions, stacked on crisp wonton shells and cloaked with wasabi and sriracha. An auspicious beginning. The New England clam “chowdah” ($3.95, $5.95) was plumbed with tender clams and pliant potatoes but was too thick for my tastebuds. I missed the salt pork and the nearly thin briny broth that lets the clams wallow in cream and

trump Manhattan style any day of the week. We did a surf and turf with our ordering. A plump, tender pork chop ($17.95) topped with apple-cranberry chutney will be your goto taste of fall. A special of wahoo ($25.95) served with a croquette of potatoes and cheese suffered only from a slight over-cooking. The winners at Hammett’s Landing are the vegetables. In a classical French kitchen the chef de partie legumier (vegetable cook) is assigned all vegetable preparations: A similar soul inhabits Hammett’s kitchen. Roasted cauliflower topped with maitre d’hotel butter (compounding sweet butter, salt and tart lemon) gilded this plebian vegetable with a touch of Midas. Spinach, sweated to silken tenderness, punctuated with fragrant garlic nonpareils shows that Italian respect for greens. The bread can be cast upon the waters. Bland in flavor, topped with grated

cheese that never melted, is pedestrian at best. The menu with its elements of multiple global cuisines could benefit from editing, a process that seems to be taking place over the three months since the Hammett’s have waded onto the shores of Daniel Island’s somewhat repetitive menu scene. Our server guided us to the banana and white chocolate wontons ($6.95) for dessert and her radar was accurate. She also liked “grandma’s” peach pie with its streusel topping. In fact our server was a pearl in the oyster of seafood dining. Like her colleagues, she was knowledgeable about ingredients and preparations; able to scan her tables with a wideangled glance and managed, in each stop at our table, to bring that natural enthusiasm that is the glue of true hospitality. Lured by life in an “Island Town,” the Hammetts have launched their dream.

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aturday evening marked the inaugural presentation of LIME (Local, Impromptu, Movable, Evening), the newest addition to Charleston’s underground fine-dining ranks benefitting Simply Divine Gardens. Guests gathered in a Johns Island field, curious as to what exactly the evening would hold, especially given rather ominous clouds accumulating overhead. Fitted with mystery LIME bags containing necessities for the evening, including a blindfold and divinely scented bug spray from Earth Maiden, the participants mingled for a cocktail hour preceding the ninecourse dinner. Alas, it was not one glass of champagne into the evening before the skies opened sending guests and hosts

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dashing for cover under a stilted riverfront house. The crowd appeared happy to adapt to the slight adjustment of plans, although the rain seemed to be a hurdle from which the evening never quite recovered.

The dinner, originally set to take place 10 minutes away at a poolside location, was forced to move to the upstairs of the house in which guests were now huddled under. Despite the change in plans, the dinner featured a crab and coconut ceviche as well as peppercorn ice cream served beside poached pears and walnuts. Please see LIME, Page 30E

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MOJA event celebrates ‘Home Cookin’

All proceeds will help the center continue to provide education and legal services to heirs’ property owners to he Center for Heirs’ help them understand their Property Preservation rights, resolve conflicts and is hosting a fundraiser, obtain clear title to hold on Heritage of Home Cookin,’ to their family land. To learn in Hampton Park from 11 more, go to www.heirspropa.m.-5 p.m. Saturday during erty.org. the MOJA Festival. The event Fallon loves Fuel is $10. Jimmy Fallon visited Celebrity judges James Fuel, 211 Rutledge Ave., and Warner (producer, WCSCLIVE 5 News) and chef Rob- Hominy Grill, 207 Rutledge Ave., recently to celebrate his ert Stehling (Hominy Grill) will award the best BBQ pork birthday. He even tweeted about it! Follow the comediand chicken and the public an at http://twitter.com/jimcan vote on their favorite myfallon sweets and sides.

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Showing the love

It is customer appreciation week at Twist Restaurant and Sushi Bar in West Ashley. It is offering 50 percent discounts off all food through Sept. 30. Twist is at 1812 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. 573-2599. www.TWISTcharleston.com.

A new face

The Blanche Darby building soon will become home to an East Bay Deli in West Ashley. In true Charleston fashion, this iconic building’s design will be incorporated into the new deli building.

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Saturday. The family-friendly event will feature “Rowdy Nights” of WEZL 103.5 on David’s on Queen hand to judge the Hubee D’s David Baysden, former jingle contest. owner of Reggae Reef on the “Rowdy” will also be givBritish West Indies island of ing away a pair of tickets to Anguilla, is renovating 68 see country music star Jason Queen St. downtown. His Aldean. Caribbean-style restaurant Additionally, the kitchen will be called David’s on will be serving up free samQueen. An October openples of Hubee D’s signature ing is planned for this spot, tenders and nuggets, wings, which will include an outboiled peanuts and banana door bar and tropical garpudding ice cream from 11 den. Fans of Sprocka mark a.m.-12:30 p.m., when the your calendars for a live per- restaurant will open for formance in November. lunch service. Hubee D’s is open Monday-Sunday 11 Fall tasting menu a.m.-9 p.m., eat in or carryLangdon’s Restaurant and out. Wine Bar has begun serving a three-course fall tasting Sweet home oysters menu for $39. Langdon’s is The Old Firehouse Restauat 778 South Shelmore Blvd., rant is now serving Alabama Mount Pleasant. 388-9200. oysters Thursdays-Saturww.langdonsrestaurant.com. days. Breakfast is at 6 a.m., lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and A move to Market dinner 5-9 p.m. They are at Fans of Barbara Jean’s can 6350 Highway 162 in Hollywood. now enjoy her expansive This is a seasonal restaumenu at 99 South Market, rant. Check out their FaceCharleston. book page.

beer, at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 3888935. The dinner is $58 per person plus tax and gratuity. The Old Village Post House is at 101 Pitt St. in Mount Pleasant. Visit www. mavericksouthernkitchens. com.

Midtown changes Chef James Maybank has been tweaking the menu at the Midtown Bar and Grill. Maybank, a barbecue champion, smokes his own pork and wings in house. Expect to taste new appetizers, Cuban sandwiches, chipotle avocado burgers, assorted hot dogs, quesadillas — and a breakfast burger served on a glazed doughnut with bacon, eggs and cheese! Midtown Bar and Grill is at 559 King St. www.midtownbarandgrill.com.

Crave savings

Crave Restaurant and Bar in Mount Pleasant is now offering a Monday-Wednesday Gullah Cuisine is launch“Dinner for Two for $52,” or ing a “blue plate” special come in 5-6:30 p.m. Monprogram Monday to Thurs- Live jazz at Grill day-Thursday for savings on day from 4-6 p.m. for $9.99. Lucy’s Red Sky Grill Belgium beer South Carolina’s Lowcoun- a three-course dinner with And if you like what you eat, will host jazz singer Ann try meets Europe’s Lowtheir “Early Menu.” Crave is you can buy the cookbook. Caldwell on Sunday at 6 country at a Belgium Beer at 1968 Riviera Drive at the Also, visit the restaurant p.m. Dinner service begins Dinner at the Old Village Shoppes at Seaside, Mount on Friday for its “Monthly at 5:30 p.m. Call for “prePleasant. www.cravemtp. Variations” show, featuring ferred” seating at 768-8118. Post House on Wednesday. music, poetry and more. Lucy’s is now featuring Liver Wine and Beverage Director com Patrick Emerson has paired Gullah Cuisine is at 1717 Tuesdays and Prime Rib four Affligem Brewery high- Red Pepper dinner Highway 17, Mount PleasWednesdays. The business ant. www.gullahcuisine. is at 1001 Landfall Way, Sea- gravity Belgian beers with The Red Pepper, an Italian a four-course menu created restaurant at 709 N. Main com. brook Island. by executive chef Frank St. in Summerville, will host Lee and chef de cuisine Jim a wine-tasting dinner Sept. Hubee Fest Yogurt mania Walker. Hubee D’s Tenders and Downtown King Street 30 at 7 p.m. Chef Jim GiufThe full menu is available fre will prepare a five-course Wings will host the first has seen an invasion of the online. cultured dairy product, aka, Hubee Fest to celebrate the Italian dinner accompanied Guests should be ready to debut of its restaurant at 975 yogurt. Not to be outdone, by five Italian wines. The Savannah Highway, St. An- raise their chalices, the tra- price is $50. Reservations Mount Pleasant will soon ditional vessel for Affligem are required. 873-8600. drews Shopping Center, on be home to Menchies Frozen Yogurt at Belle Hall. Menchies will open at 644 Long Point Road, Suite H2

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So, still, please pay a visit. The rewards are abundant, ranging from healthy, Mediterranean-styled choices such as couscous, fattoush salad, hummus and tabouleh (collectively part of the “Plus” in Doe’s Pita Plus), to the more popular, heart-healthy pocket pita selections (all priced at $6.85). Doe’s certainly offers an ample bounty: nearly 30 sandwiches, the choices

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written in black marker on the dry erase board of the restaurant. Pick from chicken and sun-dried plums, turkey and cranberry, bulgur and tuna, or black bean

and brown rice. In the end, your lunch might amount to a fine gesture: acknowledgment of the old and appreciation of the present-day.

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t is sad to behold: the passing of a favorite restaurant, the loss of amity and even more plainly, the farewell to really good food. Curses to the finality of it all. And it is even sadder when a restaurant with two decades’ worth of history is forced to close shop. On Saturday, Doe’s Pita downtown (334 East Bay Street) will dole out its last pita pocket sandwich. The restaurant, as owner Doe Cote has conceded, has become another economic casualty. So consider this a salute but also a reminder: Although Doe’s has shuttered its downtown installation, its North Charleston location remains open. The restaurant rests in a brick home on the corner of North Rhett Avenue and Sherwood St., its small rooms fitted with dining tables and chairs. Here, the breads, banana nut, pumpkin, cranberry, are still baked fresh, the pitas still burst with sprouts and veggies, the chicken yogurt salad is cool and creamy, the avocado salad is spiked with radishes, celery and scallions, the pita chips are baked crisp and firm, and the Lebanese baked kibbee still expertly joins lean ground beef, ground lamb and crushed wheat in a pocket sandwich.


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hard to get elsewhere. Q: Best thing on the menu? A: The Plea. It’s beef tartare. It’s spicy, tangy and sweet. Q: What’s your background in bartending? A: I bartended in California for about six years before I came here. Q: Have you served any celebrities? A: I served Bill Murray back in California. Here, I’ve served Dave Matthews and Eli Manning. Q: What’s your favorite holiday for bartending? A: None! But if I had to choose, Halloween is always fun.

if you go WHAT: Chai’s Lounge & Tapas WHERE: 462 King St. PHONE: 722-7313 WEB: www.eatatchais.com

Q: What kind of music does Chai’s feature? A: We have reggae on Wednesdays, a deejay on Fridays and Saturdays, and then random live acts on Sundays. Q: What’s the grossest thing you’ve ever had to make?

A: A dirty vanilla martini. And he ordered two of them! Q: Where do you like to go in Charleston? A: Random bars on James Island or on Folly. Q: Any advice for drinkers in the Lowcountry? A: Don’t act a fool.

Caribbean love at Tropix Bar & Grill BY JACK HUNTER

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hat I know about Caribbean music is pretty much relegated to what I might have heard poolside during a vacation in the Bahamas or perhaps Billy Ocean’s 1984 hit “Caribbean Queen.” Thankfully, one local man’s knowledge of the genre extends beyond Carnival Cruise Lines and early MTV. Yonni “Da Rude Bwoy” (Yonni O’Donoghue) of Z93 fame (93.3. FM) has hosted afternoons for the top-rated hip-hop and R&B station for a decade, and his specialty program “Island Vibez” (6-8 p.m. Sundays) is dedicated to his love of Caribbean music. After about seven years of hosting the Sunday night

recording artist Gyptian, Tropix is off to a great start developing a loyal clientele. Yonni says “the ladies WHAT: Tropix Bar & are showing up in droves,” Grill. which is, no doubt, a key WHERE: 5131 Dorchesingredient to any successter Road. ful nightclub. He says that PHONE: 442-3699. with a focus on Caribbean HOURS: 7 p.m.-2 a.m. music, the crowd ranges in Thursdays; 9 p.m.-2 age widely, from the early a.m. Friday and Satur20s to 50s and plenty in the day. middle. “We have a very diverse crowd,” he said. radio show while simultaIn addition to reggae offerneously promoting reggae events around the Lowcoun- ings, Tropix features open mic poetry every second try at various clubs, Yonni Friday of the month, a comstarted looking at getting edy night every last Friday into the nightclub business himself about two years ago. hosted by funny man Shawn Cornelius and, come NoIn March, he did. vember, there will be R&B Tropix Bar & Grill on competitions where local Dorchester Road in North singers can perform with Charleston is dedicated to promoting Caribbean music the three-piece house band, all culminating in a grand in the Lowcountry. finale next summer. Hosting various DJ’s and In addition to music, most recently, national

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Tropix’s “Jamaican Jerk Chicken” Thursdays have already become very popular. That Yonni’s years-long labor of love is already bearing fruit in his new venture is good news for both lovers of Caribbean music and the

local music scene in general. Like the crowds that visit Tropix Bar & Grill, the Charleston music community has always been diverse. And Yonni’s contribution is certainly a refreshing and welcome addition to the local nightlife scene.

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Disappointingly, although the menu included cocktail pairings, many drinks came out after their intended course. Perhaps it was the copious amount of cocktails combined with the strain of a last-minute change of location, but the ambiance of the evening seemed to get a little odd around the intermezzo course. Incredible accolades to head chef and LIME creator Renata Dos Santos, however, for making the best of the evening. Dos Santos handled the tension of the evening well. This trend of underground fine dining must be similar to the stress of a restaurant’s opening night. And having to change just about every element so last minute seems an incredibly daunting hurdle for a chef to overcome. Brava Renata! Fingers will remain crossed the next installment of LIME will have none of the hiccups the first had to conquer.

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fornia and this is the only job I’ve had since moving to Charleston. But I have no desire to go back! once met Kevin Bacon at Q: What beers of interest Chai’s on my birthday. do you carry? Not kidding. It’s always A: We always change up been an exciting place for the draft selections. I love the me, and the food is terrific. local Coast IPA. Every TuesSit outside on the patio or day, we do a craft beer special chill inside where it’s cozy. for $3. It’s a good deal. Bartender David Callaghan Q: What’s your favorite is quick to fill up your drink liquor drink to make? and tell you his own exciting A: The rocking chair. It’s celebrity tales. Hendrick’s Gin, sweet tea Q: How long have you vodka, lemonade, tonic and worked at Chai’s? lime. A: A little over three years Q: What wines do you recQ: What’s your favorite ommend? thing about it? A: We have a great Shiraz. A: Actually, everyone that We try to switch things out, I work with. I’m from Caliand keep wines here that are

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Chi Cao as Li and Camilla Vergotis as Mary in “Mao’s Last Dancer.”

‘Mao’s Last Dancer’ engaging ballet film

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Amanda Schull and Chi Cao.

Cao and Vergotis

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ere’s a quaint little artifact from those dark days when Chinese youth were raised to believe that everyone was starving in evil, imperialist America, that all any good Chinese citizen needed was a copy of Mao’s Little Red Book to get by. OK, maybe it’s not so quaint, and not as dated as you might hope. Bruce Beresford’s “Mao’s Last Dancer” is about a young dancer whose eyes are opened as he leaves his rural home and travels to the big city to study dance. Those eyes open further

as he is deemed worthy of study abroad, in the Texas of the 1980s. It’s a culture clash tale based on dancer Cunxin Li’s autobiography. We see the Darwinian selection process that plucked this “sixth son” from his hamlet and his parents (Joan Chen is the flinty, emotional mom), who willingly give up a child they may never see again so that he might have the opportunity to excel at something the State approves of. Li (portrayed as a boy, teen and adult by three different actors) doesn’t excel. Not at first. But as he finds his footing, he discovers there’s more to life than these ballet pageants about the glories of

standards in the world,” Li is shocked when he comes ★★★½ (of 5) to study with the Houston DIRECTOR: Bruce BeresBallet in a land of wealth he never knew existed. ford. The artistic director CAST: Chi Cao, Bruce (Bruce Greenwood) is symGreenwood, Joan Chen pathetic and thrilled to have and Amanda Schull. this rare East-meets-West RATING: PG (for a brief feather in his cap, but a bit violent image, some senput out when the kid starts suality and language). to enjoy his American freeRUNNING TIME: 1 hour, doms a little too much. That 55 minutes. could annoy the Chinese authorities who are always the Revolution, victory after on the lookout for “counterthe Long March or what revolutionary” acts. have you. Back in China, just enjoyOn grainy videotapes ing a tape of Baryshnikov smuggled into school, Li could get you arrested, learns to love classical ballet. because, as you may rememRaised to believe that ber, he defected from the “we have the highest living Soviet Union.

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It’s an engrossing, wellacted but slow-moving and simplistic tale in the style of Beresford’s “Paradise Road,” a film with clear-cut villains if few true heroes. There isn’t much edge to this, but a charming romance (Amanda Schull, formerly a dancer with the San Francisco Ballet, plays the love interest), a melodramatic clash of ideologies and a warm, deeply moving third act lift “Mao’s Last Dancer” above politics and into the realm of emotion, art and beauty. In other words, Chairman Mao wouldn’t necessarily approve. And even today, China won’t be showing “Mao’s Last Dancer.”


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The ‘Devil’ is in M. Night’s details

‘Wall Street’ still greedy

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Night Shyamalan indulges his messianic side with “Devil,” a BY ROGER MOORE The Orlando Sentinel quasi-religious supernatural thriller he has released under his The Night Chronihere’s too much worth cles production banner. It’s chewing over in Oliver a tidy tale about the Devil Stone’s “Wall Street” sequel, picking off folks trapped in “Money Never Sleeps,” to an elevator in a Philadelphia dismiss it out of hand. AP PHOTO/20TH CENTURY FOX, BARRY WETCHER high-rise while cops and Sure, it’s old-fashioned Michael Douglas portrays Gordon Gekko and security guards look on, in — ’80s old-fashioned, from Shia LaBeouf portrays Jake Moore in “Wall Street: horror, through closed-cirthe Tom Cruise-cocky way Money Never Sleeps.” The film opens on Friday. cuit TV. Shia LaBeouf plays his cocky, “Devil” is the sort of story earnest young hot-dog investment analyst to the dated Rod Serling would have ironic wailing of David By★★★ (of 5) taken for a spin in “The Twirne on the soundtrack. light Zone,” back in the day. DIRECTOR: Oliver Stone It’s almost kitschy — the Shyamalan came up with STARRING: Shia LaBeouf, Michael Douglas, Carey Mulway Stone injects himself the idea, produced it and got ligan, Josh Brolin into a couple of scenes, an others to script and direct RATED: PG-13 for brief strong language and thematic eccentric Eli Wallach cameo, this 76-minute exercise in elements the inclusion of a Charlie movie minimalism. RUN TIME: 2 hours 12 minutes Sheen moment that flat-out Our superstitious narrator WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review winks at the audience. regales us with memories at www.charlestonscene.com and offer But before it goes off the of “stories my mom used to your opinion of the film. rails, we’re treated to a vintell,” tales about how “the tage Stone history lesson — Devil roams the Earth.” And the stock market meltdown a sure sign Satan is about to and Fed intervention as torment the doomed before seen through the eyes of the They live spectacularly well, news pundits who acted so they make it to Hell is a suiclueless when it happened but she feeds his idealism. conspiracy buff who served cide. the first time. He takes a job with hated up “J.F.K.” Lovely perforThus, that jolt when someLaBeouf plays this kid as competitor and continues mances surround the leads body plunges through a top a know-it-all with a manic pushing a fusion company — LaBeouf and Michael floor window clutching a Roenergy and a fist bump for that could solve the world’s Douglas, back as Gordon sary sets us up for the elevaeverybody — very Tom Gekko. Terrific moments of energy problems. tor that won’t elevate. Cruise. Douglas manages to But then there’s Winnie’s regret play out. And then the Five are trapped: a rude and suggest an old man trying to abrasive salesman (Geoffrey last name — Gekko. She’s script lets everybody down, get right with his family even Arend), a looker (Bojana NoGordon Gekko’s estranged the cliches pile up like junk as old habits — underhandbonds and you wonder if the daughter, who blames dad’s vakovic), a sweaty security cinema’s resident mad genius greed for all that went wrong edness, glad-handing proguard (Bokeem Woodbine), spective clients — die hard. in their family. Douglas’ is just too angry or too cona testy older woman (Jenny Brolin embodies what Tom Gekko has aged into somefused by who to blame. O’Hara) and a mysterious thing of a lizard himself — a Wolfe labeled a Wall Street LaBeouf is Jacob Moore, a young man in a hoodie (Lowhiz-kid energy investment rumpled, lonely ex-con who “Master of the Universe” gan Marshall-Green). — collecting art and motornow makes a living selling expert at a firm where his They’re irked, but not to cycles and billion dollar deals worry, the head of security sainted mentor (Frank Lan- his “Is Greed Good?” book with a swagger that doesn’t gella, brilliant) is watching a and lecturing. Winnie isn’t (Matt Craven) says over the mask his shallow shiftiness. buying his “reform” and lifetime of work meltdown “Money Never Sleeps” is doesn’t want Dad back in with the rest of Wall Street. her life, but Jacob nobly con- never boring, even as its plot The stock market’s derivadescends into cheap melospires to change her mind. tives confidence game has And maybe use Dad’s exper- drama and the script runs lost confidence, and soon out of banter about the “the only the schadenfreude-eat- tise. NINJA generation — no inRevenge and redemption ing grin of a hated competicome, no job, no assets.” wrestle in this confused tor (Josh Brolin) remains. But to borrow a phrase Allan Loeb-Stephen Schiff Jacob’s mom (Susan Sarandon) is an over-extended screenplay. Graphics explain from the film and from real estate speculator. Jacob’s hydrogen fusion and market financial regulators, it’s a “corrections” and the whole movie with a “moral hazard,” girlfriend, Winnie (Carey as in it can’t decide who or Mulligan) runs a non-profit 2008 meltdown is replayed what is moral. by the same cable business left-leaning news website.

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★★ (of 5) DIRECTOR: John Erick Dowdle STARRING: Chris Messina, Bokeem Woodbine, Bojana Novakovic, Logan Marshall-Green, Matt Craven. RATED: PG-13 for violence and disturbing images, thematic material and some language including sexual references RUN TIME: 1 hour 16 minutes WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at www.charlestonscene.com and offer your opinion of the film. PA system. They’ll be out before the panic attacks start. But they aren’t, and the cop (Chris Messina of “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”) sent to investigate the suicide is on a new case, looking in on a body, somebody killed during one of the many moments when the lights blink out and the pounding sounds of a basketball in a dryer emerge from the closed compartment. That’s when we realize the narrator is the guy with the

answers: a Catholic Latino security guard, Ramirez, who flirts with being a stereotype. The performances don’t give us much. Everything’s entirely too calm for entirely too long. But only when Ramirez (Jacob Vargas) tries to explain the unexplainable by dropping his toast, jellyside down, on the floor, does “Devil” live down to the hilarious promise that had audiences howling at the film’s trailer this past summer.

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striking during snowball fights and caribou stampedes. Still, the message is benign and the humor harmless. Yes, the bar has been raised for animation’s also-rans and it’s a pretty good-looking movie.

If you go knowing you’re not seeing Pixar’s new version of the state of the art, if you tell your kids not to expect the last word in animated entertainment, “Alpha and Omega” won’t disappoint. Much.

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DIRECTOR: Anthony Bell, Ben Gluck STARRING: The voices of Justin Long, Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci, Danny Glover, Vicki Lewis, Dennis Hopper. RATED: PG for rude humor and some mild action. RUN TIME: 1 hour 25 minutes. WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at www.charlestonscene.com and offer your opinion of the film.

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Carmack), has no howl. As in “Happy Feet,” wolves lure mates by crooning, wordless scat singing, really. t’s nothing short of Garth’s tone deaf. And just amazing to think how as Kate’s wondering what to far even animation’s Bpictures have come in just a do, game wardens tranquilize her and lumpy Humfew short years. phrey and transport them to Compare “Alpha and an Idaho park where they’re Omega,” a new 3-D ’toon to “repopulate” the place from Crest Animation with wolves. (and Lionsgate) to “Hood“They want you big wolves winked” or “Fly Me to the to make lots of little wolves,” Moon,” cut-rate pictures is how the golf caddy duck from just a couple of years (Eric Price) explains it. ago. Will Eve and Humphrey Visually, the newer film is light years ahead of those make it back to Canada, maybe with the help of a efforts. golfing Canada goose (Larry You’ve never SEEN 3-D Miller)? Will they get there dog drool this real. But as with any movie, this in time to prevent war between dad’s pack and the kids’ film is only as good as its writing: the jokes, the one led by Tony (Dennis Hopper, in his final percute bits, the heart. And formance)? Will alpha and that’s where “Alpha and omega cross that class barOmega” comes up short. rier and find puppy love? It’s about wolves living The Chris Denk-Steve free in the wilds of a park in Moore script has a classic Canada. The pack is separated into alphas — the lead- odyssey structure, but too few incidents to energize ership and hunting class, the journey. There funny who only breed with their kind — and the omegas, the lines and situations. Want goofy hangers-on who don’t to insult a wolf? Call him a “coyote.” really pull their weight in There aren’t enough jokes the pack. Humphrey (voiced by Jus- and characters aren’t fleshed in enough to make them tin Long) can caper about interesting. Too many aniwith his friends all day. mated films hire name acThat’s what the omegas, tors (Christina Ricci among mutts of the pack, can do. But there’s no point having a them, voicing Kate’s omega crush on Kate. Kate (voiced sister) and expect their “perby Hayden Panettiere ) is an formance” to perk up dull alpha dog. She’s destined to writing. It never does. Only Vicki Lewis, as Kate’s hunt, and to mate with the sweet-voiced but ferociously son of a rival pack to bring protective mom, lands conpeace to their valley. She sistent laughs. knows it and accepts that “Go for the throat and duty from her dad (Danny don’t let go until the body Glover) and mom (Vicki stops shaking,” she purrs to Lewis). her little girl, should another She only questions that obligation when she realizes wolf get out of line. And the 3-D here is only her intended, Garth (Chris

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34E.Thursday, September 23, 2010 _______________________________________ CHARLESTONSCENE.COM __________________________________________________ The Post and Courier * Movies opening this week SCORE: Out of 5 stars G: General Audiences PG: Parental Guidance PG-13: Parents strongly cautioned, some content unsuitable for children under 13 NR: Not Rated R: Restricted Note: Dates and times are subject to change. Call the theater to make sure times are correct.

ALPHA AND OMEGA 3D

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EAT PRAY LOVE ★½ PG-13

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Two young wolves must work together to find their way back home.

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

The second installment in Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Trilogy once again follows the exploits of Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander.

THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE

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THE AMERICAN

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After a job goes awry, an American hitman retreats to Italy where he strikes up an unexpected romance.

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

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GOING THE DISTANCE

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Erin and Garrett (Drew Barrymore and Justin Long) try to keep their love alive as they shuttle between Chicago and Los Angeles to see one another.

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I AM LOVE

AVATAR: SPECIAL EDITION

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

The 3D-hit will be re-released with additional footage. Citadel 16 IMAX: Today: 9 p.m.

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DEVIL

★★

I’M STILL HERE

A group of people trapped in an elevator soon discover one of them is not who he or she appears to be.

NR

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This documentary by Casey Affleck follows actor Joaquin Phoenix as he pursues a career as a rapper.

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Hippodrome: Today: 7:15, 9:35

INCEPTION

FLIPPED

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Dom Cobb steals corporate secrets from his victims’ subconscious.

★★★

EASY A

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A student uses her high school rumor mill to advance her social life.

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Rob Reiner’s new film follows two eighth-graders as they fall in love.

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GET LOW

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THE LAST EXORCISM

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PG-13

PG-13

After years of performing exorcisms, a disillusioned minister decides to participate in a documentary chronicling his last exorcism.

Based on folk tale and a real-life legend, this 2009 film tells the story of a Tennessee man who famously threw his funeral party.

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*LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA’HOOLE N/A PG

Young owls must enlist the help of the owls of Ga’Hoole to save their homeland.

Cinebarre: Fri-Sun: 1:30, 4:05, 7:05, 9:40 Mon-Thurs, Sept. 30: 4:05, 7:05, 9:40 Citadel 16 3-D: Fri-Thurs, Sept. 30: 1:30, 3:40, 6:40, 8:40 Citadel 16 IMAX: Fri-Thurs, Sept. 30: 12:45, 2:55, 5:05, 7:20, 9:40 James Island 8: Fri and Mon-Thurs, Sept. 30: 4:20, 7:15, 9:40 Sat-Sun: 1:40, 4:20, 7:15, 9:40 Palmetto Grande 3-D: Fri-Thurs, Sept. 30: 12;30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50 Regal 18: Fri: 1:20, 4:15, 7:20, 9:40 Regal 18 3-D: Fri: 12:40, 3:05, 5:30, 7:55, 10:35

RAMONA AND BEEZUS

TOY STORY 3

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★★★★

Follows the misadventures of young grade schooler Ramona Quimby from Beverly Cleary’s popular children’s book series.

The gang finds themselves in a daycare as Andy prepares for college.

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G

Citadel 16 3-D: Today: noon, 2:10, 4:20, 6:50

Hwy 21: Fri-Sun and Thurs, Sept. 30: 7:30

*WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS

RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE

★★★

PG-13

R

This sequel to the 1987 movie follows a young stock trader (Shia LeBoeuf) who partners with the disgraced Gordon Gecko (Michael Douglas).

The fourth installment in the Resident Evil series focuses on Alice and Claire, who are looking for a rumored “safe haven” and fighting the Umbrella Corporation.

PG-13

Cinebarre: Today: 4:40, 7:45, 10:20 Citadel 16 3-D: Today-Thurs, Sept. 30: 11:55, 2, 4:10, 6:40, 9 Citadel 16 IMAX 3-D: Today: 12:45, 2:55, 5:05, 7:20, 9:40 James Island 8 3-D: Today: 4:20, 7:15, 9:50 Regal 18: Today: 12:30, 3, 5:20, 7:50, 10:15 Regal 18 3-D: Today: 1, 3:50, 7, 9:40

Cinebarre: Fri-Sun: 12:50, 3:55, 7, 10:15 Mon-Thurs, Sept. 30: 3:55, 7, 10:15 Citadel 16: Fri-Thurs, Sept. 30: 11:50, 12:50, 2:25, 3:25, 5, 7, 8, 9:40 Hwy 21: Fri-Sun and Thurs, Sept. 30: 9:15 Hippodrome: Fri and Mon-Thurs, Sept. 30: 7:15, 9:45 Sat-Sun: 1:40, 4:30, 7:15, 9:45 Regal 18: Fri: 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 Terrace: Fri-Thurs, Sept. 30: 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 9:40

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

SALT

WINTERS BONE

R

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CIA officer Evelyn Salt’s loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy.

Terrace: Today: 9:15

LOTTERY TICKET

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Citadel 16: Today: 7:35, 9:50 Fri-Thurs, Sept. 30: 7:25, 9:50 Regal 18: Today: 1:50, 4:40, 8, 10:30

MACHETE

This film follows a 16-year-old girl as she hunts for her father.

Regal 18: Today: 1:25, 4, 6:35, 9:10

R

Machete (Danny Trejo) seeks revenge against his drug-dealing boss. Citadel 16: Today: 9:30 p.m. Regal 18: Today: 12:45, 3:35, 7:05, 9:55

VAMPIRES SUCK

THE SWITCH

★★½

PG-13

PG-13

*MAO’S LAST DANCER

In this parody, Becca is torn between two supernatural suitors.

An unmarried woman unknowingly becomes inseminated with her best friend’s sperm.

★★★½ PG

A biopic about the life of Li Cunxin. Terrace: Fri-Thurs, Sept. 30: 2, 4:10, 7:30, 9:30

James Island 8: Today: 5:05, 7:15, 9:25

Cinebarre: Today: 4:25, 7:40, 10:05 Citadel 16: Today: noon, 2:15, 4:30, 7:05, 9:20 Fri-Thurs, Sept. 30: 7:05, 9:20

*THE VIRGINITY HIT

TAKERS

R

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Four friends chronicle their quest to lose their virginities.

★★

NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS

Citadel 16: Fri-Thurs, Sept. 30: 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 7:40, 9:50

PG-13

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*YOU AGAIN N/A PG

Bank robbers’ plans are foiled by a detective.

PG

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

Citadel 16: Today-Thurs, Sept. 30: 11:50, 2:10, 4:35

Citadel 16: Today-Thurs, Sept. 30: 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:20, 9:45 Hwy 21: Fri-Sun and Thurs, Sept. 30: 7:30 Regal 18: Today: 12:40, 1:15, 3:30, 4:20, 6;50, 7:15, 9:30, 10:05

When a woman discovers her brother is engaged to her high school archrival, she sets out to expose her true colors.

THE TOWN

THE OTHER GUYS

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★★★

Citadel 16: Fri-Thurs, Sept. 30: noon, 2:25, 4:45, 7:10, 9:40

R

PG-13

Two mismatched detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city’s top cops whom they idolize.

Cinebarre: Today and Mon-Thurs, Sept. 30: 4:35, 7:20, 9:55 Fri-Sun: 1:45, 4:35, 7:20, 9:55 James Island 8: Today: 4:35, 7:05, 9:25 Regal 18: Today: 1:55, 5, 7:35, 10:20

THEATERS

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A bank robber develops feelings for a victim and wards off a determined FBI agent.

Cinebarre: Fri-Sun: 1:35, 4:30, 7:35, 10:25 Mon-Thurs, Sept. 30: 4:30, 7:35, 10:25 Citadel 16: Today-Thurs, Sept. 30: 12:50, 3:45, 7, 9:40 James Island 8: Today-Fri and Mon-Thurs, Sept. 30: 4:15, 7:10, 10:05 SatSun: 1:20, 4:15, 7:10, 10:05

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Celebrating the era of the ’50s and ’60s, the Village Playhouse will open the Southeastern premiere of Roger Bean’s musical “The Marvelous Wonderettes” on Sept. 30.

Staff Reports

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his October, more than 700 theaters in 130 cities across the country will be giving away more than 65,000 free tickets to live theatrical productions. The League of Charleston Theatres is joining up with Theatre Communications Group once again to participate in the

Get ready for a Free Night of Theater in October K. CHANEY

Free Night of Theater 2010. The Free Night of Theater is TCG’s annual national audience development program designed to attract new patrons to live theater and give existing patrons access to venues they might not be familiar with. The League of Charleston Theatres’ goal in participating in the Free Night is simple: to once again work together

to remove the perceived barriers of time or money that may discourage audiences from attending the theater. “We know there is a large group of people out there that think live theater is unaffordable, or that they won’t understand it when they get there, or simply underestimate the level of quality professional productions Charleston has to of-

fer,” says Executive Director Emily Wilhoit. “We want to give those people an opportunity to try us risk-free and free of charge. We are absolutely thrilled to be participating in Free Night of Theater 2010 and once again join the ranks of major theater-producing cities like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles in opening our doors to the public.”

This year’s Free Night of Theater tickets will be available for performances throughout October and include the Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina’s “Mary Shelley and the Creature of Fire!”, Deuce Theatre’s “The Duncan Storm,” the Footlight Players’ “The Weir,” a fall performance by Robert Ivey Ballet, South of Broadway’s “Dirty Blonde”

and The Village Playhouse’s “The Marvelous Wonderettes.” Tickets for the Free Night of Theater will be available for reservation at noon Sept 30. All tickets must be reserved through the Free Night of Theater’s online reservation system at www. freenightoftheater.net. Visit www.theatrecharleston. com.


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Adriana Vasilut

Artist explores the freedom to focus on her creations

BY VIKKI MATSIS

Special to The Post and Courier

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“Yin Yang” by Adriana Vasilut

PROVIDED

Artist Adriana Vasilut has traveled the world teaching t’ai chi

always tried to be something else,” said painter Adriana Vasilut. “I did my best not to be an artist and to conform to the familial and societal pressures to do something more practical, more stable. But the desire to paint, to create, was always at my core.” Vasilut, who also teaches t’ai chi, came to the United States five years ago from Romania. She said she finally felt the freedom to focus on her art. Vasilut, who grew up under Communist rule, was not encouraged to pursue art but during college was trained in iconography. While studying education and human resources, she would earn her way through college by painting icons. She moved to the U.S. to teach special education. After her teaching contract expired, Vasilut decided to pursue her art full time. A self-taught artist, Vasilut uses acrylic on canvas to paint abstract pieces, portraits and paintings inspired by photographs. As a t’ai chi teacher, she’s traveled extensively around the world studying with highly trained masters and teaching at international conferences. A series of her work is on display in Sumter at the USC Art Gallery in the Administration Building. Everything inspires Vasilut.

“Sometimes an image or photo, sometimes a dream, sometimes a childhood memory, sometimes a book or just an idea, sometimes it comes from a composite of sources that I couldn’t hope to identify.” WEBSITE: www.adrianavasilut.jimdo.com CONTACT INFO: avasilut13@ gmail.com, 803-347-3512 BIRTH PLACE: Poiana Stampei, Romania RESIDENCE: Santee, 5 years FAMILY: Husband, Andy; mother, Silvia; father, Viorel; sister, Monica. EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in educational psychology, Master of Science in Human resources management, University of Iasi, 1993-97. CAREER: Artist and t’ai chi instructor. GOALS: I would like to: be published in The Sun, Adbusters and Skirt! by Oct. 17 and the New York Times by June 2011; show my art in Eye Level Art by January; organize a big t’ai chi art show for the t’ai chi international day, April 25; have my own art and t’ai chi studio by February; start teaching my educational programs through art and t’ai chi by March. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?: “After the Ecstasy, the Laundry,” by Jack Kornfield PRICE RANGE: $200 - $2000 WHERE IS YOUR ARTWORK FEATURED?: The Upstairs Gallery in the Administration Building, 200 Miller Road at the University of South Carolina-Sumter.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The deadline for Charleston Scene’s calendar items is noon Friday the week before the event takes place. Items submitted after the deadline will not be printed. E-mail calendar@postandcourier.com. Expanded listings online: We are committed to running your events and have expanded our calendar listings online. Go to postandcourier. com/events to see volunteer listings, recreation events and museum information.

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MOJA FESTIVAL: TodayOct. 3. Downtown Charleston. Celebrate African-American and Caribbean culture and art during 10 days of dance, music, literary and visual arts, theater, children’s events and more. View a schedule of events at www.mojafestival.com. LIVING HISTORY EVENT: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 24-25. Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, 1254 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant. In honor of Constitution Week, the historic site will host two days of living history demonstrations, Gullah storytelling, African drumming, music and more. 881-5516 or www. nps.gov/chpi. MUSEUM MILE WEEKEND: Sept. 25-26. The second annual Museum Mile Weekend will allow participants to visit six museums, five houses, the Powder Magazine and the South Carolina Historical Society for $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, the Charleston Museum, Gibbes Museum of Art and the Joseph Manigault House are a few of the locations included. Visit www.charlestonmuseum. org for more information and to purchase tickets. LIBRARY COMMUNITY MEETINGS: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 28; 6 p.m. Sept. 30. Various library locations. The Charleston County Public Library is hosting community meetings designed to find out what Lowcountry residents want from their library system. Call 805-6930 or visit www.ccpl.org to find out where

PROVIDED BY JEFFREY JELKS

Breaking the Wall Productions and Gullah Cuisine Restaurant are once again presenting “Monthly Variations.” The show features progressive music, spoken-word, and comedy. “Our aim is to get people out of the city and over the bridge to see what Mount Pleasant has to offer,” says Jeffery Jelks, one of the co-producers. “If you come just once, we promise you won’t regret it. It’s worth the drive.” The next “Monthly Variations” is 8-10 p.m. Friday at Gullah Cuisine 1717 Hwy. 17 North in Mount Pleasant. Returning to perform is Zandrina Dunning (pictured), DJ John Fiest-E and guitarist Justin Mackie. Tickets are $15 and include appetizers. For information and reservations, call 853-8969. The show is for mature audiences. meetings will take place.

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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. 7247309. DANIEL ISLAND FARMERS MARKET: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 30. Family Circle Tennis Center, 161 Seven Farms Drive. Shop for local produce, herbs, flowers and crafts while enjoying live music and food. www.danielislandfarmersmarket.com. FRESHFIELDS VILLAGE FARMERS AND ART MARKET: 4-8 p.m. Mondays. Freshfields

Village at the crossroads of Kiawah and Seabrook islands. Purchase local produce, honey, gourmet items, barbecue and live music. www.freshfieldsvillage.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: Noon-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 28. Felix C. Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Place E., North Charleston. Live

music, local produce, arts and crafts, food and more. Enjoy music by Da Gullah Rootz on Sept. 30. 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. “848 MILES”: Through Sept. 25. SCOOP Studios, 57½ Broad St. Ryan Cronin of New York presents his new solo show, “848 Miles,” a commentary on pop culture that features his colorful paintings. An artist reception will take place 5-8 p.m. Friday. 577-3292 or www. scoopcontemporary.com. ALTERNATIVE ENERGY FORUM: 7-8 p.m. third Wednesday of each month. C of C Hollings Science Center, Room 112, 58 Coming St. Free. Network at Mellow Mushroom afterward. www.gogreencharleston.org. ART DISCOVERY WALKING

TOURS: 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. $20. 90-minute tour highlights historic sites that have inspired artists for centuries. www.charlestonwalks.com or 729-3420. “ART IN THE EVENING”: 7:30 p.m. Fridays. Charleston Market. 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: Sept. 30 and Oct. 14 and 28. Cruise boards at 6:30 p.m. Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside St. $39.50 plus tax. 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. or 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays. Bridge Center, 1740 Ashley River Road. $135 for 11 beginner sessions. 556-4145. BOOK LOVERS GROUP: 7-9 p.m. third Friday of every month. Dreamalot Books, 123B S. Goose Creek Blvd. Come with a book and a snack. 5724188.

CANOE AND KAYAK TOURS: 9 a.m.-noon. Saturdays. Francis Beidler Forest, 336 Sanctuary Road, Harleyville. $30 adults, $15 children 6-12. Paddle through virgin swamp while a naturalist points out plants and animals. 462-2150 or www. beidlerforest.com. CAROLINA SHAG WORKSHOPS: Saturdays. Trudy’s School of Dance, 830 Folly Road, James Island. $25 for two-hour lessons. For students at any level. Registration required. 795-8250. CELTIC FIDDLE CLASSES: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Na Fidleiri and the Taylor Music Group will conduct preparatory classes. 819-6961. 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. CHINESE COOKING CLASS: 12:30-2 p.m. today. Tea Farm Cottage, 808 N. Cedar St., Summerville. $45 for three classes. Chinese native Amy Chan will lead classes on cooking authentic Chinese food. 871-1113. CHOPSTICKS: 3-5 p.m. Fridays. Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun St. All ages. Light classical music and favorite children’s songs while kids color with friends. 805-6930. CHORUS REHEARSALS: 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays. Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant. The Franke Chorus invites men and women to join. 654-5973, 881-1158 or 881-9691. CHRISTOPHER’S READING ROOM: 4-4:30 p.m. Thursdays. Johns Island Library, 3531 Maybank Highway. Grades 6-12. Earn one Johns Island Library dollar for each session. 5591945.

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YSIS”: Through mid-December. Karpeles Manuscript Mu“COMMON GROUND-SOLID seum, 68 Spring St. Free. The museum will host an exhibit GROUND”: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Marion Square. Join the consisting of about two dozen Grassroots Call to Action Group of Sigmund Freud’s original manuscripts. 853-4651. for nonpartisan open discusTHE GATHERING BOOK sion. 810-0088 or www.grassGROUP: 7 p.m. Last Thursday rootschange.ning.com. of each month. Barnes & Noble, CYPRESS SWAMP TOURS: 1716 Towne Centre Way, Mount 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Middleton Place Pleasant. 216-9756. GRASSROOTS CALL TO ACOutdoor Center, 4300 Ashley TION: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. River Road. $55-$65. 266-7492 Fort Johnson Cafe and Coffee, or www.middletonplace.org. 1014 Fort Johnson Road, James DANGEROUS BOOK CLUB: Island. 810-0088 or grassroot3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. scalltoaction@gmail.com. Charleston County Main Li“ICE STORM”: Through Oct. brary, 68 Calhoun St. Explore 30. Redux Contemporary Art something new every week from “The Dangerous Book for Center, 136 St. Philip St. The center presents “Ice Storm,” Boys.” 805-6930. an exhibit by Carson Fox that DANGEROUS BOYS CLUB: features resin sculptures of 7:30 p.m. first Friday of each snowflakes, icicles and snowmonth. Barnes & Noble, 1716 Towne Centre Way, Mount drifts. 722-0697 or www.reduxPleasant. Community leaders studios.org. will host meetings based on “IMAGO”: Oct. 1-30. SCOOP activities from “The Dangerous Studios, 57½ Broad St. The galBook for Boys.” 216-9756. lery presents a new show by Ben EARLY MORNING BIRD Timpson that showcases pieces WALKS: 8:30 a.m.-noon. he creates by using found and Wednesdays and Saturdays. recycled materials. An artist reCaw Caw Interpretive Center, ception will take place 6-9 p.m. 5200 Savannah Highway, RavOct. 1. 577-3292 or www.scoopenel. $5; Gold Pass members contemporary.com. free. Preregistration encour“LET’S DISCUSS IT” BOOK aged, but walk-ins welcome. GROUP: 10 a.m. Third Friday of 795-4386 or www.ccprc.com. each month. Mount Pleasant EAST COOPER COFFEE Regional Library, 1133 Mathis CLUB: 10 a.m. Fourth Wednes- Ferry Road. New members welday of each month. Franke at come. shgalos@juno.com. Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road, LOWCOUNTRY BACKPACKMount Pleasant. Bring a mug ERS CLUB: 7-8:30 p.m. second and see presentations by difThursday of each month. Colferent speakers. Refreshments lins Park Clubhouse, 4115 Felwill be provided. 856-2166. lowship Road, North CharlesEDISTO ISLAND MUSEUM: ton. 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays MODEL SHIP BUILDING: through Dec. 31. Edisto Island 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Sept. Museum, 8123 Chisolm Planta- 28-Nov. 16. West Ashley High tion Road. An art exhibit by School, 1776 William Kennerty Bruce Nellsmith. 869-1954. Drive. $100. Learn the ins and “FACE LIFT”: Through Dec. outs of model shipbuilding from 5. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 William Thomas-Moore. 762Meeting St. The museum pres- 6280 or www.shipshapesgallery. ents a collection of American blogspot.com. portraiture from the 1700s to OPEN STUDIO: 10 a.m.-12:30 present day. 722-2706 or www. p.m. Last Tuesday of each gibbesmuseum.org. month. The Meeting Place, FOLLY BEACH BLUEGRASS 1077 E. Montague Ave., North SOCIETY: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Charleston. Free. Each class will The Kitchen, 11 Center St. Bring be taught by professional artan instrument and participate ists. 745-1087. in an open jam. 345-1678. PARENT/CHILD BALLROOM FREE SHAG LESSONS: 7:30 CLASSES: 6:30-7 p.m. Thursp.m. Mondays. Mojo’s, 975 Badays. G.M. Darby Building, 302 cons Bridge Road, Summerville. Pitt St., Mount Pleasant. $30 214-0242. residents, $37 nonresidents. “FREUD AND PSYCHOANAL- Parents and youths ages 5-9

will learn basic dance steps. 849-2061 or www.townofmountpleasant.com. “PERSONAL GROUNDS”: Through Oct. 10. The City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau St. Artist Susan Lenz will showcase her collection of portraits on tea-stained muslin, chiffon banners and mixed-media works. Artist lecture at 2 p.m. Oct. 2. 958-648 or www.charlestonarts.sc. 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. 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. 5523630. SUMMERVILLE 9-12 GROUP: Every third Thursday of the month. Holiday Inn Express, 120 Holiday Drive, Summerville. The Summerville 9-12 Project holds monthly meetings. www.summervil-

le912project.com. 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. 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. WEST ASHLEY DEMOCRATS MEETINGS: 6:30-8 p.m. second Monday of each month, Bluerose Cafe, 652 St. Andrews Blvd.; 8-9:30 a.m. third Saturday of each month, Ryan’s restaurant, 829 St. Andrews Blvd. 576-4543. WINE TASTINGS: 6-8 p.m. Fridays. Whole Foods Market, 923 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant. From now until the 2011 Charleston Wine + Food Festival, Whole Foods will host weekly wine tastings to showcase the festival’s guest winemakers. 971-7240. ZEN MEDITATION: 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Cheri Huber will lead the class, which will focus on meditation and discussion. Call 224-2468.

today

“YAPPY HOUR”: 4-7 p.m. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive. Free with $1 admission. Enjoy a beverage and live music by Gaslight Street while dogs play with each other in the dog park. 795-4FUN or www.ccprc.com. “BUSINESS AFTER HOURS”: 5:30-7 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe, 644 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. $20 nonmembers, $40 members. Network with other professionals during the Charleston Metro Chamber’s monthly event. www.charlestonchamber. net. “CLIPS OF FAITH”: 6:309:30 p.m. Marion Square. New Belgium Brewing, on a 14-city tour, will allow guests to sample a dozen beers and enjoy fanmade short films. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets and food will be allowed. www.clipsoffaith.com or www.newbelgium.com. “D’VINE AFFAIR”: 6:30-10:30 p.m. Charleston Visitor Center,

375 Meeting St. $25-$50. Enjoy food from Hall’s Chophouse, Cru Cafe, Fulton Five and Blu, as well as fine wine, a silent auction and music by Moonlight Ale. Proceeds will benefit the Arthritis Foundation. www.dvineaffair. org.

friday

FREE FRIDAY FAMILY FEST: 5-8 p.m. Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St. Families are invited to enjoy an evening of free admission to the museum, as well as dinner from Chick-fil-A, games, crafts and other activities. The event is sponsored by the Junior League of Charleston. 853-8962 or www.explorecml.org. BARBECUE COOK-OFF: 6 p.m. Berkeley County Museum, 950 Stony Landing Road, Moncks Corner. $3 adults, free to children 12 and under. The Moncks Corner and St. Stephens Lions Club will host its 14th annual barbecue cook-off. Jump castles will be available for children. 708-7030. ART SHOW OPENING: 7-10 p.m. Alchemy Coffee Shop, 11 Magnolia Road. The shop will celebrate the opening of its new month-long art show by Nick Jenkins, Melinda Mead and Beth Lovett. The event will include an interactive puppet show, live music by Jazz Nasty, coffee and wine and cool art. The exhibit will run until Oct. 22. 637-3555.

saturday

HUCK FINN FISHING TOURNAMENT: 8:30 a.m. registration, 9-11 a.m. fishing. Colonial Lake, Rutledge Ave. and Broad St. $3 per child. Open to ages 4-12. Children are invited to test their fishing skills. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each age group. 965-4002. ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Church of the Nativity, 1061 Folly Road, James Island. The Island Crafters Guild will host its 21st annual Arts and Crafts Show, which will feature wares from more than 40 local artisans. Free. Donations of pet food will be accepted. www. islandcraftersguild.com. “DIG IN”: 10 a.m.-noon. Murray-LaSaine Elementary School, 691 Riverland Drive. Slow Food Charleston invites volunteers to help improve the school’s children’s garden by building raised beds, painting and helping with

carpentry projects. Everyone is welcome to bring a dish to share at the potluck that will follow. 225-4307 or www.slowfoodcharleston.org. “RALLY FOR RECOVERY”: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wragg Square, 342 Meeting St. The third annual Rally for Recovery, hosted by FAVOR, will include food, exhibits and live music by The Folly Dogs, David Miller, Tom Dittrich, Steven Hurst and Danielle Howle. 860-7929 or www. facesandvoicesofrecovery.org. FASHION SHOW AND LUNCH: Noon-2 p.m. Jasmine Porch Restaurant at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive. $45. Enjoy a threecourse lunch as well as champagne and a fall fashion show. 768-6253 or www.c4women. org.

sunday

CHARLESTON GREEN FAIR: Noon-8 p.m. Marion Square, Charleston. Free. The Charleston Green Fair will feature more than 100 vendors and exhibits, demonstrations, a bike parade and kids’ area, sustainable food, adult beverages, speakers and music by Po’ Ridge, Stained Glass Wall, Lane Gregory, the Steep Canyon Rangers and others. Visit www.charlestongreenfair.com. “WOMEN ON TARGET”: 1-5 p.m. Palmetto Gun Club, 952 Summer Drive, Ridgeville. $20 includes equipment and lunch. This women-only class will teach participants how to handle, shoot and clean handguns safely. 345-6396.

monday

CMC CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant. Free. The Charleston Music Club will host a concert featuring a string quartet and orchestra. Refreshments will be served. 795-7842. MONDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES: 8 p.m. Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. $10. The College of Charleston presents a performance by tenor Rodrick Dixon. 953-8228.

tuesday

CREATIVE RETIREMENT LECTURES: 1 and 2:30 p.m. St. Joseph’s Family Center, 1695

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Raoul Wallenberg Blvd. The Center for Creative Retirement presents two lectures. The first will be given by John Rizzo, owner of Publishing on Demand, and will explore “Revolutionary Changes in Publishing.” The second will be presented by Angela Mack, executive director of the Gibbes Museum of Art, who will discuss “Perspectives of 18- and 19th-Century Art.” 953-5488. PADDLEBOARD CLASS: 5:307 p.m. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive. $15-$18. Learn the basics of stand-up paddleboarding. Registration required. 795-4FUN or www. ccprc.com. HEALTH LECTURE: 6-7 p.m. Earth Fare, 74 Folly Road Blvd., James Island. Dr. Lovegrove will discuss holistic supplements and hormones that can help prevent deadly inflammation. 469-1001 or www.lovegrovehealthsolutions.com.

wednesday

CYP SPEED NETWORKING: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Johnson Hagood Stadium Club Level, Fishburne St. and Hagood Ave. $15 members, $25 nonmembers. The Charleston Young Professionals will host a speed networking event that will include lunch. www.charlestonchamber. net/orgcalendar. AWENDAW GREEN BARN JAM: 6:30-11 p.m. Awendaw Green, 4879 U.S. Hwy. 17. Free. Music by White Rhino, Mary Williams, Colleen Yost and Rohan Shirali. Barbecue and drinks will be sold. 452-1642 or www. awendawgreen.com. “MUSIC AT THE MOVIES” FILM SERIES: 8:30 p.m. Eye Level Art, 103 Spring St. $5. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy “Yellow Submarine.” www. eyelevelart.com.

sept. 30

“REALEYES”: 5:30-7:30 p.m. International African American Museum, 103 Logan St. The Sophia Institute presents an invitational art exhibit that explores the idea of metamorphosis and dual nature. The exhibit will run until Oct. 7. Following the opening, guests are invited to stay for “Soul Fire: A Conversation With Sera Beak.” Tickets are $20-$30. www.thesophiainstitute.org. “COWBOY COUTURE”: 6:30

p.m. Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. $150 per person. The Hemangioma Treatment Foundation will host its fifth annual Cowboy Couture Gala, which will feature food from Iverson Catering, a live auction and performances by the Carolina Chocolate Drops and The MAXX. 647-8662 or www.hemangiomatreatment.org.

oct. 1

CHAMBER MUSIC GALA: 6:30 p.m. Thomas Bennett House, 69 Barre St. $100 per person. Chamber Music Charleston will host its inaugural Black Tie Gala, which will feature live chamber music, gourmet food and wine and a live auction. 763-4941 or www. chambermusiccharleston.org. PALMETTO PALACE GALA: 710 p.m. Holliday Alumni Center, 69 Hagood Ave. $50 per person. The Art Institute will sponsor a gala to benefit The Palmetto Palace. The event will feature food, drinks by Firefly Vodka and more. 532-3169 or www. thepalmettopalace.org.

oct. 2

IOP CONNECTOR RUN/ WALK: 6:30-7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. run/walk. Late registration and packet pickup at Isle of Palms Public Safety Building, 30 J.C. Long Blvd. The annual Isle of Palms Connector Run and Walk for the Child will begin at the foot of the connector on the Isle of Palms. Participants may choose to participate in the 10K run and walk or 5K walk. Proceeds benefit various children’s charities. www.ioprun.com. CRAFT FAIR: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Summerville Church of the Nazarene, 10825 Hwy. 78 E., Summerville. $30-$35. Enjoy browsing a selection of various handmade items. 708-3976. OUTDOOR CRAFT SHOW: Tea Farm Cottage, 808 N. Cedar St., Summerville. Enjoy locallyproduced arts and crafts as well as authentic Jamaican food. 871-1113. SCHOOL OF THE ARTS GALA: 6-10 p.m. Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. $200 per person. The College of Charleston School of the Arts will hold its 20th anniversary gala, which will feature the theme “To Broadway and Back: A Party for the Arts” and will be emceed by MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer. The event will also include gour-

met food from Charleston’s best restaurants, a live auction and musical performances. 953-8228 or www.sota.cofc.edu/2010gala. PIANO CONCERT: 7 p.m. Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St. $16-$68. The Charleston Concert Association presents The 5 Browns, a group of sibling pianists. 800-745-3000 or www. charlestonconcerts.org. “MOVIES AT THE PIER”: 9 p.m. Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, 99 Hallman Blvd. Free. This month’s featured movie is “Rudy.” Food and beverages will be sold. 794-4FUN or www.ccprc.com.

oct. 3

LATIN AMERICAN FESTIVAL: Noon-6 p.m. Wannamaker County Park, 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston. $10, free to children 12 and under. Celebrate Latin American culture and enjoy folk dances, music by Bio Ritmo, Tropic Culture and DJ Luigi, a crafts market, children’s activities, Latin food and more. 795-4FUN or www.ccprc.com. SCRUMPTIOUS SUMMERVILLE KITCHEN TOUR: 1-5 p.m. Central and West Carolina avenues. $50. Tour 10 Summerville homes and gardens and enjoy gourmet food and live music. Proceeds will benefit Children in Crisis. 875-1551 or www.scrumptioussummerville.com. MUSICAL THEATRE BENEFIT: 2-5 p.m. Old City Jail, 21 Magazine St. $50. Enjoy tapas, Spanish wine and sangria, opera, dance and more. Proceeds will benefit The Company Company. 8108100 or www.thecompanycompany.com.

Oct. 1; 3 p.m. Oct. 3. $10-$15. The College of Charleston’s Department of Theatre presents a musical revue of almost 50 numbers that satirize and celebrate American life in the early 1900s. 953-5604. “FACES”: 3 p.m. Oct. 3. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. $15-$25. In conjunction with the Gibbes current exhibition “Face Lift,” Charleston Chamber Opera will perform Mollicone’s “The Face on the Barroom Floor.” 7222706 or www.gibbesmuseum. org.

call for entries

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

theater/dance

“CRIMES OF THE HEART”: 8 p.m. today-Saturday. The Charleston Acting Studio, Suite F, 915 Folly Rd., James Island. Midtown/Sheri Grace Productions presents the Pulitzer Prizewinning play “Crimes of the Heart,” written by Beth Henley. 795-2223, www.midtownproductions.org or www.etix.com. “MONTHLY VARIATIONS”: 8-10 p.m. Friday. Gullah Cuisine, 1717 Hwy. 17 N., Mount Pleasant. $15 includes appetizers. Breaking the Wall Productions presents its new installment of “Monthly Variations,” which will feature spoken-word, music and more. 853-8969. “TINTYPES”: 8 p.m. Sept. 30-

More games at postand courier. com/ games.

www.receiverfest.com or contact Jarod Charzewski or Liz Vaughan at receiverfest@gmail.com for submission guidelines.

volunteers

CITY OF CHARLESTON GREENHOUSE: Volunteers are needed to help produce the fall crop. 958-6434. PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF CHARLESTON: Volunteers for many positions are needed to help with the Fall Tour of Homes and Gardens. 722-4630 or cbenton@preservationsociety.org. 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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ACE’S ON BRIDGE By BOBBY WOLFF

Consider this deal, where, trailing by 68 IMPs going into the final 15-board segment of the U.S. International Team Trials in 2000, the Schwartz team started a huge charge. They made up half the deficit in the first three boards, though they fell just short at the end. The commentator saw Zia Mahmood and Michael Rosenberg reach six no-trump and foolishly said that this looked like a big pickup for their opponents, since there was no play for the slam. Michael Rosenberg, who did not hear this comment, proved it inaccurate. On West’s deceptive lead of the spade jack, the defense had already started to create a problem for themselves. Rosenberg won, cashed the diamond ace, then led a club from dummy. East missed his first chance to settle declarer’s hash by rising with the ace and returning the suit — a play that, in retrospect, could hardly have cost. As it was, West won his club king and played a second diamond. Now declarer rose with the king and ran the diamonds, East’s first discard being an encouraging heart. At this point, instead of pitching spades to clarify the position to his partner, West chose to believe his partner’s discard and pitched a heart. Curtains! Declarer ran the diamonds and spades to squeeze East in hearts and clubs: contract made.


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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): Restrictions, frustrations and delays will lead to emotional reactions and unwanted changes. Look forward with optimism.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Push for what you want. There are opportunities available, but not if you sit at home. Equality will be a must for a partnership.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Put your effort into your relationships with people who have something to offer you, instead of those who are always taking. Stand up for your rights.

VIRGO (Aug. 23Sept. 22): There is a change in your financial situation that will lead to an opportunity to make a move or change the way you live.

GEMINI (May 21June 20): You may think you have the help of someone. You will not be able to count on others. Steady work will result in progress. CANCER (June 21July 22): If you don’t take advantage of the opportunities being made available, someone will take advantage of you. Love is in the stars.

LIBRA (SEPT. 23OCT. 22): You cannot let anyone walk all over you, even if you want to maintain the peace. Change may be necessary when it comes to friends. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21): Putting your heart and soul into what you believe in and making whatever changes are necessary to hone your skills will be the route to take.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21): Diplomacy coupled with a little budgeting awill allow you to charm your way into any situation you feel will aid you in getting your own way. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19): Expect to be burdened with responsibilities due to someone else’s mistake or inability to fulfill a promise. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18): Hard work on your part will make the difference as to how your future will unfold. Formulate a plan that allows you to promote a skill you enjoy. PISCES (FEB. 19MARCH 20): An emotional matter must be dealt with if you want to move forward. It may be time to let go of the past.


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Test your college football knowledge BY REBEKAH BRADFORD

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You had to know Head2Head was going to do college football trivia now that the season’s under way. And especially after some great games last week (or not so great as many Clemson fans would probably say). Last week’s champ, Rosemary Bishop, is taking on Carrie Mooney, who hiked part of the Appalachian Trail over the summer. GERRY MELENDEZ/THE STATE

USC cheerleaders get the crowd pumped up during the Gamecocks game against Georgia at Williams-Brice Stadium on Sept. 11.

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ROSEMARY’S ANSWERS

CARRIE’S ANSWERS

1. Yikes. You’re starting with a tough one. 2. I guess I should read Sports Illustrated more often. 3. UCLA. 4. A goat? 5. Steve Spurrier. 6. Harvard-Yale. 7. My cousin went to Alabama so I know all about Bear Bryant. 8. Arizona State. 9. Florida. 10. Ole Miss vs. LSU.

1. I don’t know this one. My boyfriend might though. 2. I don’t know. 3. Louisiana State. 4. I don’t know this one either. 5. Oh, it might be the old guy at Penn State. Paterno? 6. West Virginia-Kentucky. 7. Alabama. 8. Going with Utah State. 9. Notre Dame. 10. Georgia and Georgia Tech.

One of our contestants knew enough about college football to advance to next week’s trivia challenge. Her name? Carrie Mooney, and she’ll return in a week to defend her title.

DEAR ABBY focus of every activity they do. — KATHY IN KNOXVILLE DEAR ABBY: My child has moderate autism spectrum disorder. Although he looks like everyone else, his extreme behavior brings stares and comments. I now regard it as an opportunity to educate them about autism. This tactic, rather than ignoring people, is the way to go. If more people educated others, the stares and rude comments would become smiles and support. — JON IN BEAVERCREEK, OHIO

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CORRECT ANSWERS 1. Jim Thorpe 2. Tim Tebow 3. LSU 4. Navy

5. Joe Paterno 6. Minnesota and Michigan 7. Alabama

8. Utah State 9. Oklahoma 10. Georgia vs. Auburn

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EAR ABBY: As the mother of a child with special needs, my heart goes out to “Boiling Mad in New Jersey.” My daughter, “Kate,” is also stared at in public. I, too, used to bristle at the unwanted attention, until I began to open up and talk with people. As often as I can, I take the time to do mini “public service announcements” and chat with folks who linger, look or approach. It’s a great way to build a bridge between disabled individuals, who have much to teach, and the nondisabled, who have much to learn. Please tell “Boiling Mad” that time heals some of the rawness of a fresh diagnosis, and if she’ll try to find the best in others, she’ll usually be right. — HAPPIER NOW IN WASHINGTON STATE DEAR HAPPIER: Thank you for your insightful letter. You are among many readers who shared similar views on transforming a “staring session” into a positive opportunity. Read on: DEAR ABBY: I worked with special-needs children for a number of years. I actually believe that it is good when people stare. It gives us a chance to help the child learn social skills. Her little boy doesn’t have only disabilities. He has abilities, too, and developing them should be the

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1. Dwight Eisenhower, who injured a knee trying to tackle this player during a college game, said in a 1961 speech, “He could do anything better than any other football player I ever saw.” 2. Last season, Alabama running back Mark Ingram was the third consecutive sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy. Who was the first? 3. What school’s stadium is known as Death Valley? 4. Bill the Goat is the mascot for what team? 5. What Division I football coach has the most career wins? 6. If you went to watch the game for the Little Brown Jug, you would have just watched what teams? 7. Paul “Bear” Bryant won six national titles as head coach of this football team. 8. Which of the following teams is not a member of the PAC-10: Arizona State, UCLA, Utah State or Washington? 9. What team has the longest winning streak in college football history with 47 games between 1954 and 1957? 10. What matchup is known as “The South’s Oldest Rivalry?”

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