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MTV Video Music Awards: a whole lot of nothing



Lady Gaga accepts the award for Video of the Year from Cher at the MTV Video Music Awards.


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here once was a time when I looked forward to MTV’s Video Music Awards. I was barely a teenager and Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears were still dating. I stopped watching or caring about the VMAs soon after. That is, until Kanye West’s Taylor Swift interruption last year. As a result of that now-infamous incident, I tuned in to the awards show this year. But I wish I hadn’t. Overall, I was disappointed with the program, which ran just longer than two hours. Host Chelsea Handler, whose work I’ve never seen or read before, didn’t wow me at all. She relied on too many inappropriate, unexpected and did-she-justsay-that lines for me to find her clever or funny. And her prerecorded skits introducing the best new artist nominees fell flat. The entire show felt like it was being rushed through, which was weird for an

offer Kanye a second chance even if she never directly called him out. Opening with a replay of clips from the 2009 incident, Swift’s ballad was fine, but I would have much rather seen her perform any of her hit songs. And West’s performance, much hyped throughout the program, ended the awards show. VMAs. After reading that Speeches and introduche had written a song for tions were so short that by the time I realized who was Swift, I expected his song to be somewhat apologetic. on stage, the person was gone. And while there were Instead, Kanye’s new song “Runaways” salutes jerks tons of performances by (no, really, the chorus’ chant artists from Justin Bieber probably can’t even be print(who won best new artist) to Drake (featuring Mary J. ed in the newspaper). I’ll Blige and Swizz Beatz), most admit the chorus is a little of the artists performed half catchy, but I was massively of two songs, instead of just underwhelmed by the perone complete, cohesive per- formance and song. Also, I hope this VMA formance. show is the last we have to Of course last year’s hear about the Kanye-Taylor Kanye-Taylor drama was story. rehashed through jokes But there was some good and performances. Swift’s to the show. My favorite performance of new song “Forgiveness” about halfway performance was Usher’s, through the show seemed to not because I prefer him to

all of the other performers, but because it was the most upbeat and entertaining to watch. His mash-up of “DJ got us Falling in love” and “OMG” featured lots of dancing and didn’t disappoint. Also, Eminem’s performance, which opened the show, was strong. His mashup of “Not Afraid” and current hit “Love the Way you Lie” grabbed a lot of attention because of Rihanna’s surprise appearance on stage. And, while Lady Gaga’s outfit (Or should I say costume?) selection may have been a little over the top for me, it was surprising and, dare I write, nice to see her show emotion receiving her many awards. She appeared to genuinely appreciate the awards, more so than other winners. I’m glad nothing ridiculous happened on the show though, so I won’t feel compelled to watch the 2011 VMAs.

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Nellsmith’s paintings grace Edisto Museum

Walk, they are hosting an open house celebration today for the opening of their second B ’n B location, this one at 120 N. Main St. in Summerville. The public may stop by and join them and check out the rest of the art walk 5-8 p.m. this evening. B ’n B is an all-levels group art class where participants disto Island is full of na- sign up for a specific class, ture and art lovers. Just a follow step-by-step instrucfew days ago, the Edisto Istions from a local artist, land Museum opened a new paint and take home their exhibit of paintings by Bruce masterpiece by the end of the Nellsmith. class. The accomplished artist’s That in itself is pretty cool, watercolors have won nubut you and your classmates merous awards and have also can get beer and wine been included in numerous from the B ’n B bar or bring exhibitions in the North your own food and drink. and Southeast and in many Classes run two or three private, state and public hours and cost $35 or $45, collections throughout the respectively, which includes country. all art supplies and the Nellsmith is also the chofinished canvas, and paintsen artist for the 2010 Edisto ing stations are even set up Island Historic Preservation ahead of time, making the Society’s “Edisto & Beyond experience hassle-free and Tour,” which will take place fun. Oct. 9. The exhibit will feaThere are a few specialty ture paintings of the historic classes beginning next week, homes and churches includ- and there are normal classes ed on this year’s tour as well on a regular basis. Calendars as other Nellsmith works and for the Mount Pleasant and will run through Dec. 31. the Summerville locations The Edisto Island Museum are posted online at www. is at 8123 Chisolm Call tion Road, and its hours of 419-6077. operation are 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Call 813-9697 Life Decisions at or visit www.edistomuseum. the City Gallery org. “ ‘Personal Grounds’ is a Summerville location in life. It is the place in which one exists as a reDream Art Walk sult of doors opened, keys Art and wine always are turned and decisions made,” holding hands. After all, they fiber artist Susan Lenz says are a perfect pair. Heather about her solo show at the Speizman and Julia Allen City Gallery. came up with an innovative The portraits are photo take on this concept about transfers on tea-stained two years ago when they muslin with hand stitchopened the first Bottles ’n ing. Several mixed-media Brushes in Mount Pleasant. works also will be on disIn conjunction with the play. Included in the exhibit Summerville DREAM Art are works titled “Atheist,”


“Road to Steamboat Landing,” by Bruce Nellsmith.

“Living With HIV,” “Overcoming Domestic Abuse,” “Argentine Tango Dancer,” “Nudist” and “Hitch Hiker.” The exhibit will be on display through the MOJA Festival and until Oct. 10, and Lenz will give an artist lecture at 2 p.m. Oct. 2. Visit the City Gallery at 34 Prioleau St., or call 958-6484 or visit

‘Ice Storm’

Let’s imagine an ice world that never melts. That’s what Carson Fox has created with his installation, “Ice Storm,” showing at Redux starting Friday with an artist’s lecture at 5:30 p.m. followed by an opening reception 6-9 p.m. Fox works with materials for which she has a certain affection, which has resulted in sculptures and installations produced using a variety of materials: silk flowers, artificial hair, wire, cast resin and other such things. “Ice Storm” will be on display at Redux through Oct. 30.

limard and Jean-Marie Mauclet will be paired with jimihatt; Harper Poe with Ron Wiltrout; and Mikayla Mackness with Jenny Bloom. All lectures are free aand will take place at Redux. This season, guests can have one complimentary glass of wine provided by Social Wine Bar before the lectures begin. Lectures begin at 6 p.m. Call 722-0697 or visit



Double Vision Lecture Series It’s a busy week at Redux, as they it also kicking off another of its popular Double Vision Lecture Series at 6 p.m. Monday. This Monday’s lecture will feature Ben Timpson speaking about “The Infinite Process is Art” and Cyrus Buffum lecturing on “Clean Water and Strong Communities.” There are four weeks of pairings every Monday until Oct. 11. Gwylene Gal-


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Lowcountry fun comes in pairs

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Human beings are creatures of habit. And for every complaint about being tired of the same-old, same-old, you’ll find a complainer who rarely deviates from frequenting the same bars or restaurants. And whether he wants to admit it, he usually has a pretty good time doing it. When I’m looking for something new and exciting, I have to leave Charleston entirely to enjoy the offerings of somewhere such as Atlanta or Washington, D.C. But when in the city of which I’m most familiar, I don’t knock it: I embrace it. And the familiar often comes in pairs. Like popcorn to movies or beer to football, trips to The Terrace Theater on James Island almost always involve

Mexican fare in town (my favorite is the “Carnitas” tacos though my friends seem to love the enchiladas), the bar is comfortable (some love the outdoor patio, not me!) and the staff is friendly. The sequel to “Wall Street” begins at the Terrace next week, and the second installment of that evening will no a stop at Zia Taqueria afterdoubt include a stop at Zia. ward. Another common, one-two Preferring the air condientertainment punch you tioned Terrace to the swelter- can find is in Park Circle in ing heat, I saw three movies North Charleston, where a there last week (“Get Low,” trip to either the The Mill “The American” and “Win- or Madra Rua Pub often ter’s Bone” are all very good). includes a stop at Park Pizza Located in the same shopCo. ping center as the Terrace on Now, the Mill has food (try Maybank Highway, I either the nachos, they’re great) as had food at Zia before or does Madra Rua (my fave after each movie, and almost is the Shepard’s Pie, but non-negotiable, drinks after- you can’t go wrong with ward each time. anything on the menu), but Zia has some of the best being situated between both

establishments, grabbing some pizza at Park to start the evening has become a well-established Park Circle tradition. Says Park owner LeighAnn Gobel, “We have lots of regular customers who come by to have pizza before spending the rest of the night at The Mill or Madra.” And this works both coming and going, or as Gobel explains “people at happy hour order their last beer at Madra or The Mill, while also ordering a pizza to take home.” Par has some of the best pizza in town. This writer likes “The Nacho” best but certainly cannot speak for the rest of Park Circle who continue to make regular stops at Park Pizza Co. en route to the rest of the evening’s entertainment.


Zia Taqueria on Maybank Highway goes well with a movie at The Terrace Theatre.

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Hey, James Island, y’all finished fixing the Wappoo Cut Bridge yet? It’s been out of commission beginning at 9 p.m. every Sunday through Thursday night all last month. It sure makes getting to the Terrace or Zia’s inconvenient. Also, I understand North

Charleston Mayor Keith Summey is trying to figure out how to alleviate the parking issues in Park Circle. It gets awful hard to stop by Park when there are no spaces available on East Montague Avenue, a common occurrence most nights of the week and especially weekends.


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Great Scot, it’s a big weekend for Getting Out


ver since I attended the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in college, I’ve been drawn to Scottish games. The events weave music, athletics, dancing, history and culture, food and drink, and even dogs into one shindig perfect for a late summer day. So I was pleasantly surprised when I moved to Charleston, which is almost as lowland as you can go, and found that it had a longstanding Scottish games (in fact, the second oldest in the Southeast to Grandfather Mountain). On Saturday, the Scottish Society of Charleston celebrates its 39th annual Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant with it usual array of activities. The games kick off at 9 a.m. with bagpipe and athletic competitions. Dancing contests start at 10 a.m. The events are suspended at 11:30 a.m. for the “opening ceremonies” and resume at noon. I highly recommend catching border collie herding demonstrations at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.


and live music performances by the Celtic rock band, Coyote Run, at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The event ends at 4:30 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults, $5 for kids (6-12) and parking is $5 per car. Advance tickets are available at all local Sticky Fingers restaurants, Shem Creek Printing in Mount Pleasant, Accuprint in North Charleston and the Scottish Mill Shoppe in Bluffton. More at

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Best of the rest Saturday:

◗ Third MUSC Wellness

Run. 2-mile run. 8 a.m. Harper Student Center, 45 Courtenay Drive. $30. www. (click on running programs). ◗ Second Tanger Style Fit for Families 5K Run/Walk. 8:30 a.m. Tanger Outlet Center, North Charleston. $25. Benefits Hollings Cancer Center. Sunday: ◗ 17th Kiawah Island Triathlon. Olympic distance tri. 7:30 a.m. Kiawah Island. $75 for individuals, $140 for teams Space is limited. Contact Mike Loggins at logmanracing@comcast. net or 853-9987. ◗ Keeper of the Wild kayaking trip fundraiser. Tours depart at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nature Adventures Kayak & Canoe Outfitters, Mount Pleasant. $40 for adults, $25 for kids under 12. Call 800-673-0679 to register.

Another Charleston tradition on the third Saturday of September is the annual South Carolina Beach/River Sweep, held 9 a.m.-noon at various locations across the Lowcountry. In its 22nd year, the sweep, which extends to kayakers and boaters to clean various creeks and marshes, is the state’s largest volunteer cleanup every year. But coordination is key. Let the organizers at S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and S.C. Department of Natural Resources know today if you Contact David Quick at plan to help.


EDITOR’S NOTE: Starting today, Post and Courier staff writer David Quick will contribute a weekly column for Charleston Scene featuring active, outdoor lifestyle events in the Charleston area.

Liam Desjardins, 4, heads to the opening ceremonies during the Scottish Games and Highland Gathering in September last year at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant as part of the Upstate United Pipes and Drums.

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Young music veterans Moon Taxi. BY MATTHEW GODBEY

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Firework Show Friday with The Explorers Club

Local quartet Firework Show has been relentless in building a respectable name for itself over the years. The band represents a new breed It’s strange, in that ironic, of local music that has started emerging, one that innearly contradictory kind corporates a more cerebral, of way when a band takes experimental element. two seemingly opposing Firework Show was formed genres and unites them in in 2005 by longtime friends song. Take Nashville’s up-and- Zach Bodtorf and Brandon coming quintet Moon Taxi Gallagher after moving to Charleston to attend college. for instance. The pair added keyboardThe band’s debut album ist Braxton Brown and bass“Melodica” and its live alist Casey Atwater in 2007 bum “Live Ride” combine and together the group has a synthesized rock sound created a buzz around town with subtle folk and bluegrass undertones at times. and beyond with frequent performances that tend to The resulting collision sounds like a Southern-in- feature several of the area’s other musicians. spired Maroon 5. Stylistically, Firework Moon Taxi’s sound hasn’t Show figuratively bridges fallen on deaf ears. The the Atlantic between Britband has been invited indie and the indie/rock of to open for Matisyahu, its native U.S. but with a Gov’t Mule, DJ Logic and psychedelic undercurrent Umphrey’s McGee among others as well as such major added to the mix. Firework Show will perfestivals as 10,000 Lakes and Moe’s Summer Camp. form Friday at the Music Farm, 32 Ann St., with loMoon Taxi will perform cal beach-pop favorites The Wednesday at The Pour Explorers Club and Mr. JenHouse, 1977 Maybank Hwy. Tickets are $8 and are kins. Tickets are for this 18available at the door or on- and-up show are $5 for men and free for women and are line at Doors open at 9 p.m., and available at the door. the show is set to begin at Please see EVENTS, Page 16E 10.

Moon Taxi Wednesday at The Pour House

Michael Flynn has released three albums and one EP with his band Slow Runner.

Clifford and Flynn still searching, inspired BY ELIZABETH BOWERS

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n Friday night, Jay Clifford and Michael Flynn, two well-known and popular figures in Charleton’s music scene, will perform together. Though he’ll be without former band Jump, Little Children, Clifford’s sound may still fill the void created by the band’s last Dock Street show in December 2005. Since the Jump days, Clifford has released two solo albums. Most recently, “Driving Blind” is a record filled with songs catchy on the surface, but worth concentrating on. The lyrics are drenched in life lessons. The title of the album’s first single, “Know When to Walk Away,” caught the attention of actor Zach Braff, who went on to direct the music video for the song.


Former Jump, Little Children member Jay Clifford has released two albums since launching his solo career.

if you go WHAT: Jay Clifford (formerly of Jump, Little Children) and Slow Runner with John Wesley Satterfield WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday WHERE: Eye Level Art, 103 Spring St. TICKETS: $12 (purchase online or call 278-2374) or $15 the day of the show.

“I got a call from a restricted number one day, answered and heard, ‘This is Zach Braff.’ He had heard ‘Mexico’ on Myspace, when it wasn’t such a ghost town, and told me he wanted to direct a music video,” he says. After Jump toured with Howie Day, Clifford co-wrote songs on Day’s debut album and has performed with the singer/songwriter. “I miss performing my own material when I’m on stage with someone else, but other than that, I’m used to sharing the limelight. In Jump, there wasn’t a typical frontman. Matt (Bivins) used to jump on speakers, drums, so sharing the spotlight wasn’t new to me.” While he says it’s “liberat-

ing to write commercially accepted stuff,” Clifford has been recognized for his songwriting skills by music legend Elton John, who called “Cathedrals” one of the “most beautiful songs he has ever heard.” Here’s what’s inspiring his writing now: “I have a 4½year-old son, and I’m realizing that I have to be able to explain religion to him. And now I’m figuring out how to.” Opening for Clifford is Slow Runner with special guest John Wesley Satterfield. Slow Runner’s lead singer and pianist Michael Flynn says that doing a show with Clifford was “an easy thing to say yes to.” Slow Runner released its

last three-song EP “Ghost Rendition” in early 2010. Now married, Flynn says he’s at a stand-still when it comes to writing new songs about unrequited love. “I like catchy songs that seem to fit into the pop genre based on the issues of youth. I guess I would call my own style ‘dork pop,’ ” he says. Lyrics of his song “Lower Your Standards” are an example. I know that you’re used to an orbit of stars, Men who finish your sentences and glow in the dark. When you survey the room and don’t like what you see, Can you lower your standards for me? Or this from “Make You Love Me”: It’s just another inner monologue I’ve gotta ignore. I’m still a little too easy, too insecure, ’Cause all I wanna do is make you love me. Flynn says that if he could go back to his younger, songwriting self, he would want to say, “Dude, relax.”

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Business Review

Knowledge is power.

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hooter Jennings and his band Hierophant will be performing this weekend at the Pour House on James Island. As someone who cut his teeth on music (yep, he’s the son of Waylon Jennings), Shooter is now exploring limits with the latest album, “Black Ribbons.” He recently chatted about the new record, his love for grunge and what Hierophant actually means. Q: What was your musical background like? A: It’s pretty broad. I grew up listening to my dad’s music a lot, but my older brother also had a lot of rock ’n’ roll records. He loved the heavy stuff, like Alice Cooper. It wasn’t really my scene, but I discovered a lot of other bands that I did like — Nine Inch Nails, Guns N’ Roses — and at the same time I was getting turned onto stuff like the Beatles. Later, when I was living in Los Angeles during my 20s, I started falling back in love with country, and going back to my roots a bit. I had a band in Nashville before I went to L.A., and then I had a band in L.A. too. Now my current band is Hierophant. Q: What does Hierophant mean? Why is that the band’s name? A: Hierophant is actually a term from a tarot card, but it felt like the right choice for the band. It means a holy person, or a type of spiritual guide. Q: Any particular influences for the music? A: The band is all over the place. We’re all record collectors, and we all listen

to different music, from the Rolling Stones to my dad’s stuff. We’re all fans of music in general, and I’d say it really depends on what we’re inspired by at the time. Q: So what does that mean for your latest album? A: Well, our latest album isn’t really country. Like I said, we’ve drawn from everything: Country, rock, we’ve just blurred it all together. Our newest work, “Black Ribbons,” is a concept record. It features Stephen King playing the part of a DJ. It’s pretty out there, and for me to describe it verbally wouldn’t do it justice. It’s about the last hour of broadcast, and it really deals with a lot of the world’s issues today. The album was inspired by the state of the world. We’re living in a scary place. Q: What’s a typical day for you? A: I don’t have a typical day. Flying, working, being on the road. I’m just everywhere all the time. When you’re on the road, you’re just waiting to play your music, and trying to make the most of your time. Q: Have you been to Charleston before? How do you feel about the audience here? A: I’ve been to Charleston many times, and all over South Carolina. I guess I was there about two years ago. I think the audience is great, and a lot of good bands come out the Carolinas, so it’s a fun gig to play. We’ll be playing some stuff from the new album, and a few surprises too.


Shooter Jennings, Hierophant stop at The Pour House



1660 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston

(843) 766-7660


Shooter Jennings is the son of the late country legend Waylon Jennings.

if you go WHO: Shooter Jennings and Hierophant with Yarn WHEN: Sept. 23 HOW MUCH: $17 in advance at, all Cat’s Music and Monster Music locations. $19 the day of the show HEAR HIS MUSIC: www. INFO: 571-4343 or www. charlestonpourhouse. com. WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Go to www., and add your opinion about the concert.



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Keep your eyes fixed on Jason Mraz


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still swear to my friends that Jason Mraz made eyes at me. I was at his concert at the Georgia Theatre in Athens in 2005. My friend and I had pushed our way to the front, over toes and past menacing stares and mumbling. During a catchy and unheard encore, Mraz looked down at me and raised his eyebrows suggestively. I swear it! Anyway, I was at least whole-heartedly right about one thing: The encore was catchy. Turns out, it was “I’m Yours,” Mraz’s Top 40 hit that holds the record for longest running single on the charts.

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if you go WHO: Jason Mraz. WHEN: 8 p.m. Wednesday. WHERE: Carolina First Arena, 301 Meeting St. HOW MUCH: $35 in advance and $40 the day of the show; $20 in advance for students with a valid College of Charleston card and $25 the day of the show. INFO: 953-2291.

make you think of the band with the same name. Light guitar, tortured lyrics, but Mraz’s impressively smooth voice pulled a different crowd. He gained far-reaching fame with “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry),” a far removal from the honest songs I first PHOTO BY JUSTIN RUHL heard. He came back years later with his album “Mr. From his latest album “We A-Z” and his hit from that Sing. We Dance. We Steal album “Wordplay,” which laThings,” the song is one Mraz mented having to repeatedly refers to as his “happy little wow the general population hippy song.” with catchy tunes. That description can be true Other songs on the album, for a lot of his songs, especial- “Clockwatching” and “Geek ly the older stuff. I first heard in the Pink,” are much more “Bright Eyes” in high school, representative of the former and the song can’t help but Mraz, the singer who really

utilized wordplay and hidden suggestions to make his smarter listeners laugh. Then he came up with the catchiest of them all. “I’m Yours” is the opener of “We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.” It’s followed by songs very reminiscent of the Mraz I was introduced to. A duet with English star James Morrison, “Details in the Fabric,” says, “If it’s a broken part, replace it. If it’s a broken arm, then brace it. If it’s a broken heart, then face it.” Mraz performs Wednesday at the College of Charleston’s Carolina First Arena. Doors open at 7 p.m. First one to make it to front row wins a suggestive look.

intelligent guitar work and vocals that drip with torrid Doors open at 8 p.m. Call urgency. 577-6989 or visit www.muThe band’s self-titled debut was independently released in 2008 but re-released in Civil Twilight 2009 after the band was picked up by Wind-up ReMonday at cords that same year. The Pour House The band’s most popular South African trio Civil single, “Letters From The Twilight may not bring Sky,” made its way onto sevanything new to the table, eral television and movie but it does serve up some soundtracks, including delicious leftovers for fans “One Tree Hill,” “Harper’s hungry for more good alt/ Island” and “Terminator: rock tunes in the mix. The Sarah Connor ChronLike such notable influicles.” ences as Muse and Keane, Civil Twilight will perthe band’s sound far exceeds form Monday at The Pour its three-man appearance. House, 1977 Maybank Like all good trio’s, it’s Hwy., with The Daylights a feat that demands more and Lovers + Liars. than just the basics from its Tickets are $10 and are players. available at the door or For Civil Twilight, that online at hurdle is cleared by an Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and astute pounding of piano the show is set to begin at keys, tireless drumming, 8:30.

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Leonard Cohen

Various Artists

Mark Olson

Matt White

SONGS FROM THE ROAD (Columbia/Legacy)





For hardcore blues music fans, dropping the name The Mississippi Sheiks should invoke fond memories of great country blues music. The group, which consisted mostly of members of the Chatmon family of Bolton, Miss., was active in the 1930s, and has influenced countless other blues acts since. The group is so popular among blues enthusiasts that last year the Black Hen label released a tribute album that featured Sheiks songs performed by artists that included Bruce Cockburn, Bill Frisell and the Carolina Chocolate Drops. The popularity of that tribute album led to some live performances of the Sheiks’ tunes. One of those performances, at the Capilano Performing Arts Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia, was filmed and now stands as a companion DVD to last year’s tribute CD. More great musicians, including John Hammond andAlvin Youngblood Hart, gathered to celebrate the music of the Mississippi Sheiks, and the result is a concert that, in addition to being entertaining, exhibits a strong sense of love for the source. KEY TRACKS: “Sweet Maggie,” “It’s Backfirin’ Now,” “Sitting on Top of the World.”


If you pick up Mark Olson’s latest CD, “Many Colored Kite,” expecting to hear the same sort of music you fell in love with when Olson was a member of The Jayhawks, then be prepared to be disappointed. The music on “Many Colored Kite” though, is anything but a disappointment. This follow-up to Olson’s 2007 solo release, “Salvation Blues,” is a deep and heartfelt collection of folk and desert country songs that show how different a path Olson took when he left The Jayhawks in 1995. The songs are stripped down, hauntingly lovely peeks into Olson’s own soul. Songs such as “Little Bird of Freedom” and “Morning Dove” sound closer to the material on “Ready for the Flood,” the album Olson recorded with former Jayhawks band mate Gary Louris a couple of years ago. Olson has a reedy voice that is at times uneven, and yet that quality works perfectly here. It is as real as the lyrics being vocalized, and songs such as “Bluebell Song” and “No Time To Live Without Her” sound lost in time, as if caught in some sort of wormhole between here and the 1960s. It might not be for everyone, but there is no denying the beauty behind Olson’s craft. KEY TRACKS: “Little Bird of Freedom,” “Bluebell Song,” “Scholastica.”


If piano player Matt White’s new album, “It’s the Good Crazy,” has a bit of a vintage sound to it, there is a good reason for that. Recorded through the same soundboard used for “Led Zeppelin II,” and tracking to an old-school 3M tape machine, White’s music has the same vintage sheen one might expect from ’70s artists such as Elton John or ELO. It certainly doesn’t hurt that White is a gifted songwriter, and one of the best pianist-singers to come along since Joe Jackson. Produced by David Baron and Henry Hirsch, who previously found success with artists such as Madonna and Lenny Kravitz, “It’s the Good Crazy” will appeal to folks who like their music several steps above what passes for pop music these days. Tracks such as “And the Beat Goes On” (not the Sonny & Cher hit), “Color Blind,” and “Honeymoon Phase” demonstrate that White’s songwriting talents are on par with contemporaries such as John Mayer and Adam Duritz. KEY TRACKS: “And the Beat Goes On,” “Color Blind,” “Honeymoon Phase.”


– By Devin Grant, Special to The post and Courier


In 2007, Leonard Cohen marked his 40th year as a Columbia recording artist. In 2008, he announced his first tour dates in 15 years, and fans the world over clamored for tickets. If you weren’t one of the lucky few who actually had the chance to see this songwriting master live on his recent world tour, then “Songs From The Road,” just might be the next best thing. The CD/DVD set features a dozen Cohen performances captured in Europe, Israel, and North America. Even in his 70s, Cohen still has the ability to grab an entire audience with the first few words of a song and hold them captive throughout the entire performance. During one of the live album’s best performances, “Hallelujah,” the crowd at California’s Coachella Music Festival, most of whom were not even alive when Cohen began his recording career, can be heard chanting Cohen’s name prior to his appearance onstage. Highlights include “Bird On a Wire” in Glasgow, Scotland; “Chelsea Hotel” at London’s Royal Albert Hall; and “Famous Blue Raincoat” at London’s O2 arena. KEY TRACKS: “Hallelujah,” “Bird On a Wire,” “Suzanne.”

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ALLUETTE’S JAZZ CAFE: 137 Calhoun St. 737-0090. Tonight-Sat: Oscar River Trio, 9:30 p.m.; Fri: Gerald Brazel, $30, 8 and 11 p.m.; Mon-Fri: Calvin Taylor, 11:30 p.m.; Wed and Sun: Abe White, 4 p.m. AROMAS: 50 N. Market St. 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: The V-Tones, Slanguage w/Elise Testone and The Charleston Hot Shots, free, 7 p.m. BLU RESTAURANT & BAR: 1 Center St., Folly Beach. 588-6658. Fri: Elise Testone Trio, 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Sat: Frank and Julian, 2-5 p.m., Calvin Taylor, 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Sun:Eric Penrod, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wed: Soul Fish 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-Fri: Ronnie Johnson w/ Chris Clifton, 9 p.m.; Sat: RJ and CC, 9 p.m.-1 a.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. 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, FriSat: Riccardo sings Opera and Italian songs, 7 p.m. DORCHESTER LANES: 10015 Dorchester Rd., Summerville. 376-2200.

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 Items submitted after the deadline will not be printed. For more information, call 937-5582. Fri; Numb 909; Sat: 60 Cycle Humm; 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. Fri: Jay Clifford and Slow Runner w/John Wesley Satterfield, $12, 8 p.m. FIERY RON’S SULLIVAN’S ISLAND: 2209 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. 8833131. Tonight: The Fustics, $5, 10:30 p.m.; Fri: Scott Holt, $5, 10 p.m.; Sun: Daryl Hance, $5, 10 p.m.; Wed: Wednesday Night Ramble w/Sandy and Gary. FIERY RON’S WEST ASHLEY: 1205 Ashley River Rd. 225-2278. Tonight: Blue Plantation, free; Fri: Steel Petals, $5, 10 p.m.; Sun: Matt Costa, 9 p.m.; Mon: Open mic, 8 p.m.; Tue: Moonshiners, 9 p.m.; Wed: Lowcountry Blues Club, 7 p.m.; Thurs: The SC Broadcasters, free, 9 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. 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. 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; Sat: North By South. HENRY’S BAR & RESTAURANT: 54 N. Market St. 723-4363.Tonight: Rouge Theory; Fri-Sat: Jessie and the Trippers. THE HARBOR GRILLE: 360 Concord St. 853-5752. Tonight: Paper Cut Massacre; Sat: Overdrive; Tues: Big Hit and the Baby Kit; Wed: DJ Argento. IACOFANO’S: 629 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 881-2313. Wed: Keith Bruce, 6:30 p.m. JIMBO’S ROCK LOUNGE: 1662 Savannah Hwy. 225-2200. Tonight; The Thunderkings; Fri: Headrush; Sat: The Healing; Thurs: Bad Tattoo. JIMMY’S: 431 St. James Ave., Goose Creek. 553-8766. Fri-Sat: Karaoke, free; Tues: Chris Sullivan, free; 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: Kev Rowe, 8 p.m.; Sat: The V-Tones, 8 p.m. LALO’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 1585 Central Ave., Summerville. 8739988. Tonight: Haley, 7 p.m.; Sat: DJ Swampfox, free, 9 p.m. LIBERTY TAP ROOM: 1028 Johnnie Dobbs Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 971-7777. Tonight: Mitch Weatherington Project, 6-9 p.m. LOCAL’S BAR: 1150 Queensborought Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 388-5114. Mon: Keith Bruce, 7 p.m. LOCO JOE’S FOOD & SPIRITS: 1115 Miles Rd., Summerville. 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. Tues: Trivia Tournament, 8 p.m. MANNY’S NEIGHBORHOOD GRILLE: 1608 Old Towne Rd. 763-3908. Wed. Ted Mckee, 6 p.m. MERCATO RESTAURANT: 102 N. Market St. 722-6393. Tonight: Ann Caldwell w/LooseFit, 6 p.m.; Fri: Ann Caldwell, 8 p.m.; Sat: Gerald Gregory, 6 p.m., Robert Lewis Trio, 8 p.m.; Sun: Jordan Gravel, 6 p.m.; Mon: Leah Suarez Jazz Trio, 6 p.m.; Tues: The Frank Duvall Instrumental Jazz Trio, 6 p.m.; Wed: Cameron’s Trio, 6 p.m. MERLY’S PUB: 1217 Red Bank Rd., Goose Creek Fri: Karaoke, 9 p.m. THE MILL LOUNGE: 1026 E. Montague Ave. 225-2650. Tonight: Mingle and Calibrate, 8 p.m.; Sat: American Gun, 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: Kel and Gino, 6:30 p.m.; Sat: Rene Russell and Gary Hewitt, 6:30 p.m. MUSIC FARM: 32 Ann St. 577-6989.

Fri: Fireworks Show w/The Explorers Club and Mr. Jenkins, $5, 8 p.m.; Sat: Frontiers and Purecult, $10-$12, 10:30 p.m.; Sun: Ghostland Observatory, $23$25, 8 p.m.; Thurs: Pac Div and Dow Jones, $15, 9 p.m. OASIS BAR AND GRILL: 778 Folly Rd., James Island. Tonight: The Rejecters; Fri: The Show; Sat: Throttlerod. 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. Fri: Dan Clamp. POE’S TAVERN: 2210 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island. 883-0083. Tonight: Ben Fagan, 7-10 p.m.; Sun: Calvin Taylor, 6-9 p.m. THE POUR HOUSE: 1977 Maybank Hwy. 571-4343. Tonight: Josh Phillips Folk Festival and The Lee Boys, $10, 10 p.m.; Fri: Future Rock w/Orchard Luonge, $13, 10 p.m.; Sat: Plainfield Project w/Long Miles, $8, 10 p.m.; Sun: Mandorico w/Doco, $10, 9:30 p.m.; Mon: Civil Twilight w/The Daylights and Lovers + Liars, $10, 8:30 p.m.; Tues: Jackass Flats, free, 10 p.m.; Wed: The Fustics, free, 5-9 p.m., Moon Taxi, $8, 10 p.m., Thurs: Shooter Jennings and Hierophant w/ Yard, $17-$19, 9 p.m. PURPLE TREE LOUNGE: 36 N. Market St. 722-4222. Sun: Saint 6. 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. THE ROOFTOP AT VENDUE INN: 19 Vendue Range. 414-2341. Tonight: Steam Brothers; Fri: Plane Jane; Sat: DJ Electric Friends; Tue: Trivia; Wed: Dave Berry; Thurs: Jerry Cooper. SAND DOLLAR: 7 Center St., Folly Beach. 588-9498. Fri-Sat: Johnny Mac and Booty Ranch. SEEL’S OFF THE HOOK: 2213 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, 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: Susie Summers and Al, 6-9 p.m.; Sat: Ron Durand, 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. TACO BOY: Sat: 15 Center St., Folly Beach. 588-9763. Fri: Calvin Taylor, 10 p.m.-1 a.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. 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: The Green Levels, 9 p.m.; Sat: Porkchop Meyers, 9 p.m. 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. Tonight: DJ Dance Party; Fri: Fri: Crashbox; Sat: DJ DDL; Sun: Plane Jane; Mon: Rotie Acoustic; Tues: Team Trivia; Wed: Diesel Brothers; Thurs: DJ Dance Party. WILD WING MT. PLEASANT: 664 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 971-9464. Tonight: Plane Jane; Fri: Maywater; Sat: Leghorn; Sun: David Dunning; Tues: Team Trivia; Thurs: Plane Jane. WILD WING N. CHARLESTON: 7618 Rivers Ave. 818-9464. Tonight: Ed Miller Karaoke; Fri: Plane Jane; Sat: Hipslack; Mon: Team Trivia; Wed: Morgan and Rotie; Thurs: Ed Miller Karaoke. THE WINDJAMMER: 1008 Ocean Blvd., IOP. 886-8596. Fri: The Piedmont Boys w/Taylor Moore, $5; Sat: Blond Blues, $5. WOLFTRACK BAR AND GRILL: 1807 Parsonage Rd. 768-0853. Tonight: Open mic w/ Everett Bigbee; Fri:Ricky and The Rattlers; Sat: Virus, Karaoke w/ Bonnie.

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e all dream of a planet without war, but imagining true world peace gets increasingly difficult as we age and recognize humanity’s constant patterns of conflict. Somewhere in the world, it seems like one group of people will always be killing another over something. But almost all of those people would likely say they want peace. It’s the one thing the entire planet can agree on, but we just haven’t made it happen. It seems like an insurmountable obstacle, unless we start with one day. In 1981, the United Nations declared the third Tuesday of September to be the International Day of Peace. That decision didn’t carry much real weight until 1998, when an activist named Jeremy Gilley decided to push the day as a global cease-fire. On Sept. 7, 2001, the U.N. unanimously passed a resolution declaring Sept. 21 as a day of nonviolence, crediting Gilley’s Peace One Day movement. Four days after the resolution, two planes struck New York’s Twin Towers. Nothing much happened on Sept. 21 for several years. But things are changing. In 2008, the Taliban, the U.S. and NATO agreed to recognize Sept. 21 as a cease-fire in Afghanistan. Health officials were able to access villages otherwise unreachable because of the conflict, immunizing 1.8 million children for polio in an all-out blitz. Charleston Peace One Day Executive Director Beth Wendt learned about Peace One Day in professor Reba Parker’s Sociology 101 class at the College of Charleston. Inspired by the event and surprised by her peers’ lack of knowledge about the day, the student/teacher team launched Charleston Peace One Day. Since 2007, the event has grown from a small gathering at the college to a citywide festival. Growing off the success of last year’s event, they will host a full array of activities this Sunday in North Charleston at Riverfront Park to celebrate and foster peace: abroad, in our community and in our own lives. Local bands James Justin & Co, Gaslight Street, Po’Ridge, Lindsay Holler

Mayor Joe Riley, photographed by Christina Bailey and Howard Dlugasch are donating performances to the festival. Various local artists and children have contributed to a “What a Day of Peace Means” art show. Eight speakers and forums are planned throughout the day, with topics including “Sustainability and Peace” with Charleston Waterkeepers and a religion workshop with representatives from the Tibetan society. Parades, yoga, face-painting and more are planned throughout the day in a Kid’s Global Village, and a host of food and shopping vendors will be on site. “It’s really about culture, taking a global initiative and localizing it,” says director Wendt. “We’re not an anti-war organization or politically affiliated. We want to help reflect on what we’re doing to our people and environment. If you can bring peace into your life for one day, you can find peace every day.” Wendt has made Charleston Peace One Day a full-time job, although it doesn’t yet pay a salary. She organized a Dining With a Difference fundraiser after the Haiti earthquake last winter. The nonprofit helped create a Sociology of Peace class at C of C, and is encouraging the formation of a Peace and Justice Studies program. It also is designing a free curriculum to teach peace

in grade school, allowing Charleston teachers of every subject to incorporate nonviolence and conflict resolution into their classes. In a vacant storefront on upper King Street, Peace One Day launched its own “Make A Commitment” photography show, featuring notable Charlestonians including Mayor Joe Riley and the band Dangermuffin displaying their commitment to promoting peace. Peace One Day continues to grow as a year-round event. Wendt aspires to incorporate sports into the programming, citing the experience of a woman in Africa who organized a soccer tournament between warring tribes, then mixed the tribe members between the teams. After three days of competition, the warriors no longer wanted to fight each other. Charleston Peace One Day offers a chance to relax, meet fellow Charlestonians, and enjoy a celebration of shared culture. The event falls two days before the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21, hopefully leaving organizer Wendt time to cool down. “I’m putting out all my outer peace on the 19th,” she laughs. “Tuesday will be for inner peace.”

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restaurant review CUISINE: Seafood CATEGORY: Neighborhood Favorite PHONE: 518-5515 LOCATION: 1882 Andell Bluff Blvd., Seabrook, Bohicket Marina FOOD: ★★½ ATMOSPHERE: ★★★½ VIEW: ★★★★ SERVICE: ★★★ PRICE: $-$$$ COSTS: Appetizers $4.95-$9.50, soups $3.95-$6.95, salads $5.95-$10.95, baskets $8.95-$9.95, sandwiches $6.95-$9.95, sides $1.25-$3.50, crab leg Mondays $25. VEGETARIAN OPTIONS: Yes, if one eats seafood WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes: main floor dining areas and bar, outdoor patio HOURS: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday; 11 a.m.11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday DECIBEL LEVEL: Varies; live music PARKING: Bohicket Marina Village lot OTHER: Catering, special events, private parties, take-out. Live music, Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. MondayFriday; $25 all-you-care-to eat crab legs 6-9 p.m. Mondays. Buckets of domestic beer $15; premium beers $20; “Dock Rocking” pitchers of specialty drinks $13., Facebook, Twitter.


Bohicket Creek capture your sense of awe as boats gently bob in their slips and the coastal landscape of the Lowcountry commands n May of this year, a your attention. second Red’s Ice House Fortunately, the sprawling opened in the former Privacompound that is Red’s on teer location at the Marina Seabrook can handle the on Bohicket Creek. crowds. The ads proclaimed “2 This Bohicket location Red’s are better than 1!” And when it comes to scor- provides a spacious ground floor bar area with flat ing locations, Red’s is a 10; screen TVs; two dining arRed’s Ice Houses are the eas, one I dub the “family queens of creeks. The Bohicket Marina serv- room” as its long tables are perfect for families and at ing Seabrook and Kiawah the time of our visit were sees steady traffic by land getting heavy use, and a and water. Red’s reaps the tight row of tables facing the benefits. Whether quenching thirsts or filling bellies, water. There is outdoor patio dintrade was brisk, constant ing putting you within a few and steady. feet of the marina and its Like its sister restaurant dock. Upstairs you will find on Shem Creek, the vistas a video game area, another are tranquil; punctuated with the sounds of gulls and bar with inside seating, a stage area for the musical penguins, embraced by the fusion of water, wind and Please see RED’S, Page 27E sun. Striking sunsets over


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dice with an abundance of minced celery and seasoned with a heavy hand towards pepper. Call it a lobster salad. A lobster roll, it was not. The landlubber side of the menu offers burgers ($6.95) and an Old Bay seasoned chicken breast ($6.95). If you plow through your condiments, Red’s offers extras for 50 cents. The kitchen does not venture far from pub grub and bar fare. This is a fuss-free menu that is oriented towards value. They play it safe, keeping the choices as relaxed and casual as the restaurant. To their credit, there is no price gouging. With a million dollar view, their menu is one of modest price points. Service was attentive. Runners bring your food from the kitchen. They

were the weaker links with this method, challenged in getting the correct dish placed in front of the person who ordered it. The decor is nautical with coastal art and billfish splashing the walls with bright color. When a restaurant can offer its guests a water view, its best to let nature paint that canvas and Red’s rightfully obliges. Red’s Bohicket is a friends-and-family place. There is a seamless mix of guests of all ages lured by the bait of waterfront dining. By conventional wisdom it is not always known for its finesse, let alone its culinary prowess. On the “deck” and across the “bow,” Red’s serves up camaraderie and a cold one bolstered by the beauty of Bohicket Creek. And that appears to be enough.

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Sake House serves your sushi needs in North Charleston

products, the culinary staff will offer a selection of Lowcountry favorites and decaSake House is now open dent desserts, while the event at 4952 Center Point Drive, Brunch, al Italia is complemented by live next to the Paul Mitchell Pane E Vino is launching musical entertainment inside School and across from the an 11 a.m. Sunday brunch. the restored 1906 mansion. Tanger Outlets. The restaurant is at 17 War- Woodlands offers a comThe restaurant serves tra- ren Street in Charleston’s plimentary valet service. ditional Japanese cuisine, Upper King Design District. Brunch runs 11 a.m.-2 p.m. including sushi and steaks. Think frittata, spaghetti every Sunday. Cost is $45 They serve lunch, as well as carbonara and Italian break- for adults, $15 for children dinner. fast bruschetta. To reserve, 4-12, while children under 3 The Sake House is open call 853-5955. www.paneveat free. The cost is exclusive 11 a.m.-10 p.m. of tax and gratuity. ReserThursday, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. vations are required. Call Friday, 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Whole Foods 308-2115. Visit www.woodWhole Foods Market at Saturday and 11:30 a.m.-10 923 Houston Northcutt p.m. Sunday. Blvd. in Mount Pleasant is Dockside Calories for a cause featuring the wines of the Crosby’s Dock, can it get 2011 BB&T Charleston Food any fresher? Join the folks at At noon Friday, the King + Wine Festival and locals Crosby’s at 6-10 p.m. Fridays Street Marketing Group when fresh seafood is on the hosts lunch at Muse Restau- get an advance “tasting.” The pours are free and are menu. rant and Wine Bar. held 6-8 p.m. Fridays. Cost is $15 for shrimp or Guests will receive a King Each tasting will feature fish plates; snack plates and Street Goodie Bag, free parkwines from a different guest more. Beer and wine are aling and an opportunity to take home prizes from King winemaker of the 2011 festi- so available. Just bring your cash and your appetite. Street and Charleston Penin- val. 971-7240. The Dock is at 2223 Folly sula businesses. Road., Charleston. E-mail: Admission is $18. Proceeds Get fizzy with it! crosbysfishshrimp@gmail. benefit the Charleston CenWoodlands Inn is launchcom or call 795-4049. ter for Women. ing a Grand Champagne Muse executive chef Tom Sunday Brunch this weekEgerton will prepare a three- end. Seafood progress course luncheon. Visit www. For the first time, the state’s High Cotton Charleston letsdolunchincharleston. only Forbes Five Star and will participate in the celcom. AAA Five Diamond restauebrations of local and susMuse Restaurant and Wine rant will offer a buffet expe- tainable seafood at CharlesBar is at 82 Society Street. rience. ton Green Fair and South Validated parking is availUtilizing local produce and Carolina Aquarium’s second able in the Liberty/St. Philip City Parking Deck or the Wentworth Street Deck between King and St. Phillip. Parking tickets are vali1124 Sam Rittenberg Blvd dated at the luncheon.

Graze now open

The former Coco’s location is now home to Graze. Look for the big green “G” to direct your appetite to a global menu of seasonal food finds. Partners Bradford Bobbitt, Mike Karkut and Derrick Lathan are hoping their “creative, casual cuisine” will drive you “Grazy.” Graze is at 863 Houston Northcutt Blvd. They are presently serving

lunch ($6-$10) and dinner ($12-$20). 606-2493. www.

annual Sustainable Seafood Progressive Dinner at 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday. Cost is $70. This event is both educational and edible as guests travel between the city’s finest restaurants enjoying a menu paired with Gallo wines. Two tours are scheduled. High Cotton kicks off the East Bay tour with the first course served at 5:30 p.m. It will be followed by Amen Street with the second course and Tristan with the third course. Both tours will come together at Kaminsky’s for the dessert course. To reserve, contact Charleston Green Fair at

Chef de cuisine

Fred Neuville has promoted Rick Pawlak to chef de

cuisine at the Fat Hen. Prior to joining Fat Hen in 2008, Pawlak worked for several years at the Sanctuary Hotel on Kiawah Island in the Ocean Room Restaurant, as well as the Loggerhead Grill. Pawlak’s resume also includes Mobile 5-Star 5-Diamond Dining Room at the Ritz Carlton in Buckhead. He is a graduate of Arts Institute, Atlanta. The Fat Hen is at 3140 Maybank Highway, Johns Island. 559-9090.

Farm to fork

Atlanticville Restaurant hosts chef Kyle McKnight from Circa 1922 in Wilmington, N.C., for a fivecourse seasonal menu. Andrew Harris, the general manager of Atlanticville, will pair the wines for this

the inaugural wine dinner of the season. This event takes place Sept. 29. Atlanticville is at 2063 Middle St., 883-9452. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $65. For more information, e-mail

Eat, play, glove

Max & Henry’s has opened in the space once occupied by Frankie Biggs. Along with food and beverages, billiards and games, live music and sports, M & H plan to have the largest game room on James Island. Foosball, skeeball, shuffleboard, pool, darts, and pinball just to get your eyehand coordination twitching! Max & Henry’s is at 1175 Folly Road. 225-4030.

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Caliente serves fresh, inspired Mexican food BY ROB YOUNG


ow, this — this — is more like it. After visiting too many earthbound, unimaginative quick-Mex, Tex-Mex, Southwestern-style cantinas (call it what you will, I prefer mediocre), here’s one that finally soars: Caliente. Cast in the late Charles Towne General Store (itself a terrific joint for hot dogs and country ham sandwiches, alas now gone), Caliente staves off the loss by placing a fresh, finely tuned spin, at least by Charleston standards, on tacos, burritos, chile rellenos and the like. First, the complimentary

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dilla ($5-$9) or enchilada (two for $7-$8) with red, green or a mixed, “Christmas” sauce. WHAT: Caliente. Caliente pulls from six WEB: options if you count black WHERE: 3669 Savannah Hwy., near Main Road. beans, which you should PHONE: 766-4416. because they’re smacked HOURS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tue.-Sat. with a heavy, smoky taste, THE CHEF: See Page 31 to learn more about Caliente’s as if they’ve cozied up to a chef, Craig Bente. piece of ham hock in the cauldron. puffy creations, fried crisp To round out the bill, chips: they’re homemade, until swollen and bubbly, Caliente also offers ground airy, salty and gracious, and filled with lettuce, beef, pulled chicken, citrus you can even hear the chicken breast, ground crunch from the other side pico de gallo, choice of cheeses (cheddar, jack, pep- beef, beef brisket and of the dining room. per jack) and sour cream pulled, delicate pork. Know what that proves, (plain, citrus, chipotle). If you’re feeling lucky beyond taste? Initiative. (the Magic 8 Ball is already Caliente isn’t settling. The Man, it’s great to have options. showing “yes” since you’re restaurant makes its chips Of course, the meat seated at Caliente), try in-house and the attention makes the meal, or the bur- the spicy brownie, made shows, boding well for the rito (one for $7-$10), chile with cinnamon cream and rest of the meal. relleno ($11), fajita ($14), candied cayennes: more inSpeaking of ... try the taspired handiwork. cos (two for $6-$9). They’re chimichanga ($11), quesa-

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Bente raises the temperature at Caliente BY ANGEL POWELL

Attitudes and understanding.

“As you know, locally sourced cooking is the way to go and always has been. It is really popular now but no one is doing it with Mexican food,” said Caliente chef Craig Bente. Please see Lunch Counter, Page 29E.

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raig Bente was born in Ohio but raised in Anderson. After high school, his passion for the restaurant business developed, but he pursued different opportunities. Ten years later, Bente and his wife made the decision to move to Charleston and change their lives. Bente worked in the kitchen of Fish Restaurant for one year and then he and his wife, Stephanie, decided to open Caliente Lowcountry Mexican Restaurant on U.S. Highway 17 near Main Road. Q: You left the restaurant business for 10 years. What made you return? A: I was never really out of the restaurant business, just out of the kitchen. My love for food and my wife brought me back. She always thought this is what I was supposed to do with my life. Q: Was it difficult for you to get back in the kitchen after that much time away? A: It was very difficult. Walking into a great place like Fish where everyone is so talented was humbling. I felt like I was swimming against the current for the first six months. Q: How did you decide to go out on your own and open Caliente? A: When my wife came home and said she had found the location, I was still hesitant. The electricity started flickering in the room we were in only; the rest of the house was fine. I took this as a sign from the man upstairs, he was telling me to listen to my

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wife and believe in myself. Q: What has been the most challenging part of opening your own business? A: No sleep! The day before we opened, my sous chef, Ken McEachern, and I prepped for 21 hours, slept for 3 and worked for the next 20. Q: On the flip side, what have you enjoyed most so far? A: Seeing happy guests! Charlestonians know great food. To have them think that our food is great is really gratifying. Q: Why did you guys decide on Mexican cuisine? A: Mexican food is our favorite at home. We just wanted to share what we were eating four times a week with everyone else. Q: You describe your food as “Lowcountry Mexican.” Can you explain that? A: As you know, locally sourced cooking is the way to go and always has been. It is really popular now but no one is doing it with Mexican food. We just happened to be in the Lowcountry, so it seemed a natural fit. Q: If you could only eat one thing off your menu, what would it be and why? A: Fajitas! I always like constructing my own be-

cause they don’t have to all be the same. They each have their own personality, more cheese on this one and hot peppers on the next. Q: Where do you go for guilty pleasure-food? A: I would drive all the way to Buford Highway in Atlanta right now for a hot bowl of pho. Not really a good thing for Mother Nature to drive 4½ hours for a bowl of soup so I feel guilty about that, and I’m not up for sharing either!



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Joaquin’s fragile documentary gets a bad rap


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oaquin Phoenix may truly have walked away from a much-heralded acting career two years ago to pursue his artistic expression as a rapper. His look, which went from dark and mysterious to shaggy and doughy, may simply have been part of his transformation. Or not. It becomes increasingly difficult to care about discerning what’s real and what’s a hoax as the documentary “I’m Still Here” drones on. We have to use the word “documentary” loosely, however, because it suggests an attempt at capturing fact on film. What “I’m Still Here” captures is questionable. Casey Affleck, an esteemed actor in his own right who is directing for the first time, gets such intimate access to Phoenix that it’s often uncomfortable to watch. That is especially so when Phoenix is bent over a toilet throwing up or having a particularly vile prank played on him while he’s asleep. That’s unsurprising, given that Affleck is married to Phoenix’s sister, Summer, and the two co-starred in Gus Van Sant’s “To Die For” 15 years ago. Similar to Van Sant’s recent films, “I’m Still Here” often has a natural aesthetic and a languid, meandering vibe that makes you wonder what’s going to happen next. Affleck’s camera stalks Phoenix as he walks and talks and rants and smokes (four things he does for the entirety of the film), and tries to explain the conundrum of reconciling art and celebrity. If he watches his own performances, does he become

★★ 1/2 (of 5)

DIRECTOR: Casey Affleck STARRING: Joaquin Phoenix RATED: Not rated, but contains sex, drugs, profanity and nudity

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“I’m Still Here” is a documentary on Joaquin Phoenix’s transition from the acting world to a career as an aspiring rapper. It will open at The Hippodrome on Friday. He will appear on David Letterman on Sept. 22. too conscious of them, and does that affect future performances? If he reads articles about himself that describe him as emotional and intense, is he really that way, or does he become that way because it’s the image that’s being projected onto him? All of those are intriguing existential questions. At times, “I’m Still Here” does give the impression that it’s trying to achieve an understanding of the fragility of fame. Mostly, though, it feels like an elaborate put-on, with celebrities such as Ben Stiller and Sean Combs in on the joke. The fact that Affleck often has multiple cameras going at once is a hint. So are the closing credits, in which Affleck and Phoenix are listed as co-writers. If there is an actual structure here, though, it’s often elusive. Phoenix complains a lot about being misunderstood, gives passionate bear hugs to fellow actors Sean Penn, Bruce Willis, Jack Nicholson and Danny Glover at a play rehearsal, and makes a halfhearted attempt at attending President Barack Obama’s inauguration.

He also raps — badly. His rhymes are monotone, his beats are tinny, and his lyrics are inane. He agonizes in his home studio and performs awkwardly onstage in front of packed, bewildered crowds in Las Vegas and Miami. When he finally gets Combs to sit down and listen to his demo, Combs is polite but direct: Phoenix is not good enough to do this. The producer’s reaction crushes Phoenix. But is it a genuine reaction? Phoenix does seem crestfallen, and beats himself up as convincingly as he does after his infamously painful Letterman appearance. (Affleck includes the whole interview, which is just as much of a scream as it was when it first aired in 2008.) Then again, this is a twotime Oscar nominee, for “Gladiator” and “Walk the Line.” This is a guy who can be frighteningly good at what he does, when it comes to acting, at least. Ultimately, though, the person depicted in “I’m Still Here” becomes more sullen, demanding, abusive and paranoid.


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Relive the spirit of John Hughes with ‘Easy A’


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★★★ (of 5)

DIRECTOR: Will Gluck STARRING: Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Patricia Clarkson, Stanley Tucci, Thomas Haden Church, Alyson Michalka, Amanda Bynes, Lisa Kudrow, Malcolm McDowell RATED: PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving teen sexuality, language and some drug material RUN TIME: 1 hour 32 minutes WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at and offer your opinion of the film.

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Emma Stone stars as a clean cut high school girl in “Easy A.” “The Scarlet Letter” in class becomes the only one to “get” what Mr. Griffith, her teacher (Thomas Haden Church, droll as ever) is talking about. She dons bustiers and short-shorter-shortest shorts and wears, with pride, a scarlet “A.” Olive finally has a reputation, and it’s a bad one. The dialogue is sharp and funny, the language often high school coarse as Olive discovers the consequences of the little lies that have “put me on the map.” Her parents (Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci) are far hipper than the out-of-touch adults of John Hughes films. Olive can talk to them because their favor-

ite expression is “no judgment.” Will they ground her? “I wouldn’t know how to be grounded any more than you’d know how to ground.” Screenwriter Bert V. Royal, an alumnus of Dave Chapelle’s TV show, peppers us with snark and wit and sarcasm, mixed in with tiny truths: “Let’s not mistake popularity for infamy.” One thing he and director Will Gluck stumble over is the whole narration by webcast thing: Olive sitting at her PC, telling this story to the World Wide Web. But they’ve cast and cut “Easy A” to be the sassy modern equivalent of those much-loved Hughes films of yore.


he ghost of John Hughes smiles upon “Easy A,” a film that freely and giddily borrows from and pays tribute to Hughes’ famous Holy Trinity of ’80s teen angst comedies. Like “Sixteen Candles,” “The Breakfast Club” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Easy A” taps into teen insecurities, teen posing, the maddening melodrama of teen life. And it takes that angst seriously — serious with a bemused, arched eyebrow. Emma Stone (“Paper Man”) is our heroine, Olive, an Ojai, Calif., teen who suffers that curse of high schoolers: anonymity. She’s got a busty, bombshell best friend, Rhiannon (Alyson Michalka). And she’s got a boy she’s had a crush on since eighth grade (Penn Badgley), a guy who dresses up as the school mascot. What Olive needs is “an identifier,” Rhiannon declares. But what Olive settles on throws her whole world for a loop. She invents a boyfriend, invents a night of hot sex. And in the twitter and text universe of high school, word travels faster than ever. As the school’s resident holy roller Marianne (Amanda Bynes) fumes, Olive’s a “trollop.” “The rumors of my promiscuity have been greatly exaggerated,” Olive protests, in private. But guys with image issues call on her, and finding out that her lover was fake convinces them to talk her, or bribe her, into pretending she hooked up with them. Thus, the girl studying

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Family Life

It’s all relative.

Mondays in

‘Resident Evil’

keeps plodding along BY RICK BENTLEY

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stumble into theaters, drivIt might have been OK if en only by the promise of the action sequences had fresh “Resident Evil” blood. some originality. Staging aul W.S. Anderson’s not fights where people dodge bullets in slow motion has even trying anymore. become trite since “The The man who has written Matrix.” If all the slow-moall four of the “Resident tion scenes in “Afterlife” Evil” scripts, and directs were played at regular the latest, “Resident Evil: speed, the movie’s running Afterlife,” is just cutting time would be less than an and pasting together ranhour. dom thoughts. And the action scenes are The latest in this saga, based on the popular video even less interesting this time (spoiler alert) because game, has super heroine Alice loses her super abiliAlice (Milla Jovovich) ties early in the film. What searching for any signs a blunder. Alice is really of human life after the the most intriguing part of virus that was released in the series. the original film has fiAnderson’s script is connally wiped out most of the planet. She believes there’s fusing. Imagine a video game where locations and a haven in a town called characters appear and playArcadia, but that proves ers get special talents withas imaginary as this film’s out explanation. For some plot. reason, there’s a 30-story In what’s become the prison in the heart of Los norm, Alice eventually finds a few survivors, tries Angeles, a 10-foot-tall zombie executioner and Alice to help them escape from can fly a plane like Amelia the zombies, watches as Earhart. most get killed and then The only real difference stands staring off in the with “Afterlife” is the 3-D. distance looking for the This is another example next inevitable sequel. of a film that doesn’t gain Anderson’s so lazy with enough from the technolthis script that more time is spent on talking than on ogy to justify the extra cost BEFORE of admission. killing zombies. It’s like Maybe Anderson knows getting a new video game he doesn’t need to try. and spending hours reading the instructions instead Many moviegoers will act like mindless zombies and of playing.

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

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

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EAT PRAY LOVE ★★½ PG-13 A woman who once dreamed of a family, finds her priorities shifting in this adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir.


George Clooney (left) and Violante Placido star in “The American.”

Justin Long stars in “Going the Distance.”






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.



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

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

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



Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, this film chronicles the amazing saga of the greatest success in space since the Moon Landing.

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The 3D-hit will be re-released with additional footage.




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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.

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




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


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

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


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Dom Cobb steals corporate secrets from his victims’ subconscious.

An underwater tremor unleashes prehistoric man-eating fish.

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

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



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

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Bank robbers’ plans are foiled by a detective.

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

Citadel 16: Today-Thurs, Sept. 23: 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:20, 9:45 Regal 18: Fri-Thurs, Sept. 23: 12:40, 1:15, 3:30, 4:20, 6;50, 7:15, 9:30, 10:05

Citadel 16: Today: 12:30, 3, 5:10, 7:35, 9:50 Fri-Thurs, Sept. 23: 7:35, 9:50 Regal 18: Fri-Thurs, Sept. 23: 1:50, 4:40, 8, 10:30




Ali Larter (left) and Milla Jovovich star in “Resident Evil: Afterlife.”

★ R

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


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

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. 23: 11:50, 2:10, 4:35


★★★ PG-13

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

Cinebarre: Fri-Sun: 1:45, 4:35, 7:20, 9:55 Mon-Thurs, Sept. 23: 4:35, 7:20, 9:55 James Island 8: Today: 2:05, 4:35, 7:05, 9:35 Fri and Mon-Thurs, Sept. 23: 4:35, 7:05, 9:25 Sat-Sun: 2:05, 4:35, 7:05, 9:25 Regal 18: Fri-Thurs, Sept. 23: 1:55, 5, 7:35, 10:20



After being betrayed by the organization who hired him, Machete (Danny Trejo) seeks revenge against his drug-dealing boss. Citadel 16: Today: 12:20, 2:35, 4:50, 7:25, 9:45 Fri-Thurs, Sept. 23: 9:30 p.m. Regal 18: Fri-Thurs, Sept. 23: 12:45, 3:35, 7:05, 9:55


Citadel 16: Today-Thurs, Sept. 23: 12:50, 3:45, 7, 9:40 James Island 8 3-D: Fri and Mon-Thurs, Sept. 23: 4:15, 7:10, 10:05 SatSun: 1:20, 415, 7:10, 10:05




Cinebarre: Fri-Sun: 1:50, 4:40, 7:45, 10:20 Mon-Thurs, Sept. 23: 4:40, 7:45, 10:20 Citadel 16 3-D: Today-Thurs, Sept. 23: 11:55, 2, 4:10, 6:40, 9 Citadel 16 IMAX 3-D: Today-Thurs, Sept. 23: 12:45, 2:55, 5:05, 7:20, 9:40 James Island 8 3-D: Fri and Mon-Thurs, Sept. 23: 4:20, 7:15, 9:50 SatSun: 1:40, 4:20, 7:15, 9:50 Regal 18: Fri-Thurs, Sept. 23: 12:30, 3, 5:20, 7:50, 10:15 Regal 18 3-D: Fri-Thurs, Sept. 23: 1, 3:50, 7, 9:40

Citadel 16 3-D: Today: noon, 2:10, 4:20, 6:50, 9 Fri-Thurs, Sept. 23: noon, 2:10, 4:20, 6:50




Terrace: Today: 4:10, 9:15 Fri-Thurs, Sept. 23: 9:15

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



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




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

Regal 18: Fri-Thurs, Sept. 23: 1:25, 4, 6:35, 9:10


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

James Island 8: Today-Fri and Mon-Thurs, Sept. 23: 5:05, 7:15, 9:25 SatSun: 2:55, 5:05, 7:15, 9:25




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









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Thomas Sweeney makes ‘Something From Nothing’ BY VIKKI MATSIS

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‘Alabama Sky’ debuts Wednesday Pearl Cleage’s “Blues for an Alabama Sky,” a play portraying the lives of struggling African-American musicians, artists, and social activists in Harlem during the era of the Harlem Renaissance and the depression, will be presented as part of the Moja Arts Festival. Directed by Art Gilliard and presented by Art Forms & Theatre Concepts, the

play will be performed at 8 p.m. Sept. 22 and 23; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sept. 25; and at 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Dock Street Theatre. Tickets are $26, general admission; $21 senior citizens 62 and older and students 23 and younger. To reserve, call 724-7295 or go to or purchase tickets at the door. – Dottie Ashley


very aspect of an interior space is considered when Thomas Sweeney combines his trade as an architect and his talent as an oil painter. Integrated design focuses on a holistic approach to creating a building. Sweeney can design and decorate an interior, a capacity that few architects can offer. He creates large-scale works of figurative and abstract art using found or recycled materials. This


Thomas Sweeney began when he was working construction in order to put himself through school. At the work sites and in Dumpsters, the artist would discover large plywood boards and panels to create his artwork on. Reusing materials helps to keep Sweeney’s prices as low as possible and is related to the two series of work he is working on: “Re-use Refuse” and “Something From Nothing.” Sweeney always knew he wanted to be an architect and an artist and will paint until, “I can no longer hold a paintbrush. I immerse myself in the work of painting and I never tire of that feeling. I have to do it. I do not have a choice,” he said. He works on three to nine pieces at a time and said, “the only way I finish a piece is when someone takes it away from me.” Paintings will be cut into pieces and created into something else. “Taking away the idea that a painting is precious is something that interests me,” he said. You can view Sweeney’s work in the window of the

empty storefront next to the Charleston Ballet and across from Basil Restaurant on King Street. His work also is featured at Two Rivers Tavern and Vespa pizzeria on Daniel Island. Follow his blog for updated show and upcoming shows. WEBSITE: CONTACT INFO: BIRTH DATE AND PLACE: July 29, 1971, Silver Spring, Md. RESIDENCE: Daniel Island, three years. EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in design, Clemson University; Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art Institute of Chicago; Master of Architecture,

University of Illinois-Chicago and Clemson University. CAREER: Painter, wood guy, designer with Stumphouse Architecture + Design (, Adjunct professor at Trident Techical College. GOALS: Have another solo show in Charleston by the end of 2011. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING?: “The Year of Magical Thinking” by Joan Didion. INFLUENCES: Antonio Sant Elia, Francis Bacon, Euan Uglow, Motherwell, Diebenkorn, Rauschenberg, Douglas Panzone, packaging science, plywood, construction and construction sites, old typewriters, text and words in general, geometry ... this list is longer.

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LIBRARY COMMUNITY MEETINGS: 2 and 6 p.m. today; 4 p.m. Sept. 20; 2:30 and 6 p.m. Sept. 21; 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 22. 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 to find out where meetings will take place.


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 CHARLESTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Marion Square. Local vendors offer produce, plants, baked goods and more. 7247309. DANIEL ISLAND FARMERS MARKET: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 30. Family Circle Tennis Center, 161 Seven Farms Drive. Shop for local produce, herbs, flowers and crafts while enjoying live music and food. FRESHFIELDS VILLAGE FARMERS AND ART MARKET: 4-8 p.m. Mondays. Freshfields Village at the crossroads of Kiawah and Seabrook islands.

Purchase local produce, honey, gourmet items, barbecue and live music. MARKET AT ROSEBANK FARMS: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Rosebank Farms, 4455 Betsy Kerrison Parkway, Johns Island. The farm will offer local produce, seafood, baked goods, flowers and more. 768-0508 or MOUNT PLEASANT FARMERS MARKET: 3:30 p.m.-dusk. Tuesdays through Oct. 19. Moultrie Middle School, 645 Coleman Blvd. Features local produce, flowers, baked goods, live music and more. 884-8517 or 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. 740-5854 or SUMMERVILLE FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 20. 218 S. Main St. Purchase fresh produce, organic meat, baked goods and more. 871-6000. “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. 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. ART DISCOVERY WALKING TOURS: 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. $20. 90-minute tour highlights historic sites that have inspired artists for centuries. or 729-3420. “ART IN THE EVENING”: 7:30 p.m. Fridays. Charleston Market. 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. 16 and 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 800-979-3370. 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. CAROLINA SHAG WORK-

SHOPS: 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. CHARLESTON MUSIC CLUB: Free music programs through May. 795-7842 or CHARLESTON POETRY SERIES: 7 p.m. Fourth Tuesday of each month. Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St. 577-6400. CHINESE COOKING CLASS: 12:30-2 p.m. today and Sept. 23. 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, 8811158 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. “COMMON GROUND-SOLID GROUND”: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Marion Square. Join the Grassroots Call to Action Group for nonpartisan open discussion. 810-0088 or www. CYPRESS SWAMP TOURS: 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Middleton Place Outdoor Center, 4300

Ashley River Road. $55-$65. 266-7492 or DANGEROUS BOOK CLUB: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun St. Explore something new every week from “The Dangerous Book for Boys.” 805-6930. DANGEROUS BOYS CLUB: 7:30 p.m. first Friday of each month. Barnes & Noble, 1716 Towne Centre Way, Mount Pleasant. Community leaders will host meetings based on activities from “The Dangerous Book for Boys.” 216-9756. EARLY MORNING BIRD WALKS: 8:30 a.m.-noon. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Caw Caw Interpretive Center,

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5200 Savannah Highway, Ravenel. $5; Gold Pass members free. Preregistration encouraged, but walk-ins welcome. 795-4386 or EAST COOPER COFFEE CLUB: 10 a.m. Fourth Wednesday of each month. Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant. Bring a mug and see presentations by different speakers. Refreshments will be provided. 8562166. EDISTO ISLAND MUSEUM: 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Sept. 14-Dec. 31. Edisto Island Museum, 8123 Chisolm Plantation Road. An art exhibit by Bruce Nellsmith. 869-1954.

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OPEN STUDIO: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Last Tuesday of each month. The Meeting Place, “FACE LIFT”: Through Dec. 1077 E. Montague Ave., North 5. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. The museum pres- Charleston. Free. Each class will be taught by professional artents a collection of American ists. 745-1087. portraiture from the 1700s to PARENT/CHILD BALLROOM present day. 722-2706 or www. CLASSES: 6:30-7 p.m. days. G.M. Darby Building, 302 FOLLY BEACH BLUEGRASS SOCIETY: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Pitt St., Mount Pleasant. $30 The Kitchen, 11 Center St. Bring residents, $37 nonresidents. an instrument and participate Parents and youths ages 5-9 in an open jam. 345-1678. will learn basic dance steps. FREE SHAG LESSONS: 7:30 849-2061 or www.townofp.m. Mondays. Mojo’s, 975 Bacons Bridge Road, Summer“PERSONAL GROUNDS”: ville. 214-0242. Through Oct. 10. The City Gal“FREUD AND PSYCHOlery at Waterfront Park, 34 ANALYSIS”: Through mid-De- Prioleau St. Artist Susan Lenz cember. Karpeles Manuscript will showcase her collection of Museum, 68 Spring St. Free. portraits on tea-stained musThe museum will host an exlin, chiffon banners and mixedhibit consisting of about two media works. 958-648 or www. dozen of Sigmund Freud’s original manuscripts. 853-4651. POSTPARTUM SUPPORT THE GATHERING BOOK GROUP: 6:30-8 p.m. First and GROUP: 7 p.m. Last Thursthird Thursday of each month. day of each month. Barnes & Church of the Holy Cross, 299 Noble, 1716 Towne Centre Way, Seven Farms Drive, Daniel IsMount Pleasant. 216-9756. land. Psychologist Risa MasonGRASSROOTS CALL TO ACCohen leads a support group. TION: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. 769-0444. Fort Johnson Cafe and Coffee, PRESERVATION TECH 1014 Fort Johnson Road, James TOURS: 8:30-10:30 a.m. First Island. 810-0088 or grassrootSaturday of each month. ton Hall, 3380 Ashley River “ICE STORM”: Friday-Oct. Road. $20 members, $25 non30. Redux Contemporary Art members. Tours will showcase Center, 136 St. Philip St. The the technical aspects of the center presents “Ice Storm,” an plantation’s preservation efexhibit by Carson Fox that fea- forts, design, architecture and tures resin sculptures of snow- more. 769-2638 or www.drayflakes, icicles and snowdrifts. An opening reception will be SALSA DANCE LESSONS: held 6-9 p.m. Friday and will 6:45 and 7:30 p.m. Mondays. include beverages and hors Arthur Murray Dance Studio, d’oeuvres. 722-0697 or www. 1706 Old Towne Road. $10 per class. Beginner and advanced “LET’S DISCUSS IT” BOOK lessons. 571-2183 or www.arGROUP: 10 a.m. Third Friday of each month. Mount Pleasant SALSA NIGHT AT SOUTHRegional Library, 1133 Mathis END BREWERY: 10 p.m. ThursFerry Road. New members wel- days at Southend Brewery, 161 come. East Bay St. $4 cover. DJ Luigi LOWCOUNTRY BACKPACKmixes live. 853-4677. ERS CLUB: 7-8:30 p.m. second SCOTTISH COUNTRY Thursday of each month. ColDANCE LESSONS: 7:30 p.m. lins Park Clubhouse, 4115 FelThursdays. Felix C. Davis Comlowship Road, North Charlesmunity Center, 4800 Park Cirton. cle, North Charleston. Free. No MUSEUM, MUSIC AND partner needed. 810-7797. MORE!: Children’s Museum SEA TURTLE HOSPITAL of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St. TOURS: 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Ages 5-12. $8 members, $10 Mondays, Wednesdays and Frinonmembers. Get children days-Sundays. S.C. Aquarium, involved in performing arts 100 Aquarium Wharf. $8 ages through interactive experi2-11, $16 adults, $14 ages 62 ences. 853-8962 or www.exand older. Reservations mended. 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. 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 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. WHIZ KIDS: 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St. $5 per child/$25 per month. An afterschool science program taught by Laura Buschman. 853-8962, ext. 221. WINE TASTINGS: 6-8 p.m. 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.


BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES: Noon. Center for Women, 129 Cannon St. Free. Ronii Bartles, of Bartles and Associates, will teach participants time management strategies. 763-7333 or www.c4women. org. SUMMERVILLE THIRD

THURSDAY: 5-8 p.m. Downtown Summerville. An art walk, live jazz, car show and music by DJ Jim Bowers and The German Connection. 821-7260 or


“LET’S DO LUNCH”: Noon. Muse Restaurant and Wine Bar, 82 Society St. $18. Chef Tom Egerton will prepare a salad with walnuts and fig dressing, roasted chicken lasagna with pesto and fontina cheese and semolina cake with orange creme Anglaise. Guests will receive a goodie bag. Proceeds will benefit the Charleston Center for Women. FILM SCREENING: 7 p.m. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. $10. The theatre will host a screening of “Cold Soldiers,” which is written and directed by Charleston’s Nick Smith. 722-7521 or MOONLIGHT MIXER: 7-11 p.m. Folly Beach Fishing Pier, 101 E. Arctic Ave. $8 Charleston County residents, $10 nonresidents and at door. Dancing to music by DJ Jim Bowers as well as food and beverages. 7954FUN.


SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant. $15-$17 adults, $4-$5 children. The annual Scottish Games and Highland Gathering at Boone Hall will bring a Scottish flair to the Lowcountry with Scottish food, Highland dancing, Celtic rock bands, traditional games and more. 884-4371 or CAR SHOW: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jim Bilton Ford, 5866 W. Jim Bilton Blvd., St. George. The Upper Dorchester County Historical Society will host an Antique Display and Car Show that will include a cake auction, food and a yard sale that will begin at 7 a.m. 873-7801. “COUPONING 101”: 10 a.m.-noon. Center for Women, 129 Cannon St. $20-$40. Ann Garrett and Pam Mogle, from Lowcountry Couponers, will teach participants how to save

on their grocery bills. 763-7333 or CYPRESS GARDENS YARD SALE: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cypress Gardens parking lot, 3030 Cypress Gardens Road, Moncks Corner. The Friends of Cypress Gardens will host a sale. 5530515 or www.cypressgardens. info. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 156 St. Philip St. $40. The center will host a seminar designed to help visual artists develop a better sense of the professional end of the industry, and topics will include defining goals, creating resumes and biographies, grants, residencies, networking and much more. Lunch will be provided by The Recovery Room. 722-0697 or “JUMP IN THE PARK”: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Palmetto Islands County Park, 444 Needlerush Pkwy., Mount Pleasant. $5. Parents can relax while kids enjoy jump castles and other inflatable equipment. 795-4FUN or JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY: 1:30 p.m. Berkeley Electric Building, 3351 Maybank Hwy., Johns Island. The society will begin its 17th year with a discussion on Jane Austen’s connection to Charleston and the West Indies. 768-6453. BONSAI DEMONSTRATION: 2-4 p.m. Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun St. Learn about Bonsai during a presentation by Stephen Otten of the Summerville Bonsai Study Group. 805-6930 or “IMPENDING WAR” LECTURE SERIES: 2 p.m. Fort Moultrie, 1214 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. Free. Dr. Kyle Sinisi will present “The Citadel and the War for Southern Independence.” 883-3123. LIME SUPPER CLUB: 5 p.m. Location revealed Sept. 16. $125 per person. Chef Renata Dos Santos presents a new underground supper club called LIME, which stands for Local. Impromptu. Moveable. Evening. Guests who register will receive the location of the dinner two days prior to the event. A guest mixologist will join Dos Santos for the event. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Simply Divine Garden. or BARBECUE DINNER: 6-9 p.m. American Legion Post 166, 116 Howe Hall Road, Goose Creek. $10. Tri-County Blue Star Mothers and Families will hold a barbecue dinner that will include a silent auction, door prizes and raffle, emcee Rocky D and guest speaker Lt. Col. Phillip Woody. 917-575-9423. GAGE HALL CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Gage Hall, 4 Archdale St. $10. Singer-songwriters Phyllis Tanner Frye and Corey Webb will perform. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit academic enrichment programs. 224-4472. GUIDED NIGHT WALK: 7:30 p.m. Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest, 336 Sanctuary Road, Harleyville. $10. Enjoy a moonlit walk through Four Holes Swamp led by a naturalist. 462-2150 or www. REGGAE CONCERT SERIES: 8:30-11 p.m. Wannamaker County Park, 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston $8 adults, free to children 12 and under. Music by The Resolvers. Food and beverages will be sold. 795-4FUN. “MOVIES AT THE PIER”: 9 p.m. Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, 99 Hallman Blvd. Free. This month’s featured movie is “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” Food and beverages will be sold. 794-4FUN or


BENEFIT PADDLE: 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. departures. Nature Adventures Kayak and Canoe Outfitters, 483 W. Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. $40 ages 13 and up, $25 ages 12 and under. Enjoy a two-hour guided paddle around Mount Pleasant and see Fort Sumter, the Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse, Patriots Point and more. All proceeds will benefit Keeper of the Wild. 568-3222 or


IAAP MEETING: 6 p.m. dinner; 6:45 meeting. Lonnie

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Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. $10 dinner. The International Association of Administrative Professionals Charleston Chapter will meet. 766-9091.


CREATIVE RETIREMENT LECTURES: 1 and 2:30 p.m. St. Joseph’s Family Center, 1695 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd. The Center for Creative Retirement presents two lectures. The first will be given by Dr. George Stevens, head of the Coastal Community Foundation and co-chair of the CSO Reorganization Steering Committee. The second will be presented by Pat Gander, president of the Center for Creative Retirement, who will discuss the Osher Lifelong Learning Conference. 953-5488.


AWENDAW GREEN BARN JAM: 6:30-11 p.m. Awendaw Green, 4879 U.S. Hwy. 17. Free. Music by V Tones, Slanguage with Elise Testone and The Charleston Hot Shots. Barbecue and drinks will be sold. 452-1642 or “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 “All That Jazz.” www.

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“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 “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. “CLIPS OF FAITH”: 6:309:30 p.m. Marion Square. New Belgium Brewing, currently on

a 14-city tour across the country, 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. or “D’VINE AFFAIR”: 6:3010:30 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.

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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. 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.

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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. “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

sept. 26 “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.


“CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION”: 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday. Pure Theatre at the Charleston Ballet Theatre, 477 King St. $20-$30. Written by Annie Baker and directed by Sharon Graci, the production focuses on four New England residents who participate in a community drama class. 866811-4111 or www.puretheatre. org. “HAIRSPRAY”: 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. 19. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. $22-$52. Charleston Stage brings the Tony Awardwinning Broadway hit “Hairspray” to Charleston to mark the grand reopening of the Dock Street Theatre. 577-7183 or “CRIMES OF THE HEART”: 8 p.m. today-Saturday and Sept. 23-25; 3 p.m. Sunday. The Charleston Acting Studio, Suite F, 915 Folly Rd., James Island. Midtown/Sheri Grace Productions presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Crimes of the Heart,” written by Beth Henley. 795-2223, or www. “MONTHLY VARIATIONS”: 8-10 p.m. Sept. 24. 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.

ner will receive $1,000. Deadline is Sept. 17. Applications are available at ARTISTS/CRAFTERS NEEDED: Local artisans are needed to participate in a craft fair and gift market Oct. 2. Booths are available for $25-$30. Contact or call Monique at 708-3976. CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Receiver Time-Based Media Festival is looking for artists who work in time-based media to submit their work. The festival will take place at various locations around Charleston on March 10-13. Visit or contact Jarod Charzewski or Liz Vaughan at for submission guidelines.

call for entries WINE + FOOD POSTER COMPETITION: Tri-county artists ages 18 and older are invited to submit entries for the annual Charleston Wine + Food Festival Poster Competition. Submissions should highlight Charleston’s culinary scene and should include the signature wine stain. The win-

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

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In the featured auction here from last year’s Lederer tournament,North-South(TonyPriday andBernardTeltscher)exercised some nice judgment. Continuationsafterfourth-suit forcing are notoriously difficult. Intoday’sdeal,ifSouthhadasignificant doubleton spade honor (such as the ace, king, or even queen), it would be clearly right to show that at his fourth turn. On the actual deal it is extremely hard to decide what to do with the doubleton spade jack, and one can hardly fault Teltscher’s choice of four diamonds — particularly since it led to the best game! While there is nothing to the play in five diamonds, the Irish were in four spades from the North seat against Chris Dixon and Victor Silverstone, South having supported spades at his fourth turn and North having raised himself to game. Silverstoneas East showed that the simple way to defeat that game was to lead hearts at every opportunity.Butevenhere,there was a trap to avoid. He started with the heart king and then continued thoughtfully with the queen. Dixon could not get in the way by overtaking, so now Silverstone could continue with a third heart. Declarer ruffed in hand and tried a spade toward the jack, but Silverstone rose with his queen and exited with a diamond. Declarer could win and unblock the spade jack, but had no safe route back tohand to drawtrumpsandhadtoconcede a diamond ruff.

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DOONESBURY By Garry Trudeau

B.C. By Mastroianni & Hart

SALLY FORTH By Francesco Marciuliano & Craig Macintosh

PEANUTS By Charles Schulz

JUMP START By Robb Armstrong

BLONDIE By Dean Young

CATHY By Cathy Guisewite

CURTIS By Ray Billingsley




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

MARMADUKE By Brad Anderson

BIZARRO By Dan Piraro

Yesterday’s Solution

ZIGGY By Tom Wilson


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NON SEQUITUR By Wiley Miller

BEETLE BAILEY By Mort, Greg & Brian Walker


JUDGE PARKER By Woody Wilson & Mike Manley


ROSE IS ROSE By Pat Brady & Don Wimmer

MARY WORTH By Joe Giella & Karen Moy


HI AND LOIS By Brian & Greg Walker & Chris Browne

LUANN By Greg Evans

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THE WIZARD OF ID By Brant Parker

BABY BLUES By Jerry Scott & Rick Kirkman

DILBERT By Scott Adams

ANDY CAPP By Reg Smythe

HAGAR THE HORRIBLE By Chris Browne GET FUZZY By Darby Conley

ZITS By Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman


TODAY’S HOROSCOPE ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will excel and impress someone who can help you get ahead at a later date. Initiate a positive mindset and make some overdue changes. TAURUS (April 20May 20): Nothing will stand in your way as long as you do not mix business with pleasure. Travel will all lead to your success.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Time spent on professional or educational gains will be advantageous. Take charge of a group or project that interests you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Collect old debts and avoid lending, borrowing or getting involved in joint ventures. Trust in your own ability.

GEMINI (May 21June 20): Don’t initiate change but be willing to accept the inevitable. Compromise will be necessary.

LIBRA (SEPT. 23OCT. 22): Problems will escalate if you are stubborn or you procrastinate. Avoid getting involved with someone from your past.

CANCER (June 21July 22): Love is on the rise and getting involved in activities that enhance your current relationship or promote meeting someone (if you are single), should be attended.

SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21): Stop talking about your plans and start to put them into action. You have so much to gain if you take the initiative. Don’t be afraid of failure.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21): You may feel the urge to make changes before you have everything in place. Back up and watch to see what everyone else does first. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19): There is interest gathering with profits to be made. A celebratory outing should be planned with someone you love. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18): Don’t believe what’s being said or offered. You have to look past the obvious in order to see what is required of you. PISCES (FEB. 19MARCH 20): Your creative ability is on the rise and your intuition will not lead you astray. Put a plan for your future in motion.

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Who isn’t thrilled the new fall television season has started? Summer is great for a lot of reasons, but TV? There’s only so much reality television a person can take. Head2Head says, bring on the quality shows, such as Emmy-winning “Modern Family,” “Glee,” “Dexter” and our guilty pleasure, “Gossip Girl.” New trivia champ Rosemary Bishop is taking on editorial assistant Tom Gaffney. Last month, this actor won the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for “The Big Bang Theory.” What’s his name? Read below. LAWRENCE K. HO/LOS ANGELES TIMES/MCT


1. Name the TV remake that’s keeping the signature phrase, “Book ’em, Danno.” 2. What star of “The Big Bang Theory” recently won an Emmy Award? 3. What actress is the voice of the “Gossip Girl” narrator? 4. “Nobody quits the Cheerios. You either die or I kick you off.” Name the show this quote is from. Extra point for the correct speaker. 5. In the TV show “Chuck,” what is the name of the electronics store Chuck works for? 6. “Everybody lies” is a muchrepeated sentiment of a main character in what TV show? 7. What popular TV franchise has music from The Who as theme songs for all its shows? 8. On “Modern Family,” what is the name of Manny’s father? 9. What does “NCIS” stand for? 10. On “How I Met Your Mother,” what character is telling his kids in the future the story of meeting their mother?

ROSEMARY’S ANSWERS 1. Good thing I just read “Entertainment Weekly.” It’s “Hawaii Five-O.” 2. The actor’s name? Can’t I just describe him as the tall, thin one? 3. Love it. Kristen Bell. 4. I wasn’t sure about the quote except for the Cheerios part. It’s got to be “Glee,” and the speaker is the cheerleading coach Sue. 5. Oh no, one I don’t know. 6. “Law & Order?” 7. “CSI.” 8. I don’t know. I’ve only seen one episode. 9. Wow. Um ... what’s the show about? 10. Ted.

CONCLUSION Hmm. Head2Head is left with the impression that one of our contestants didn’t really try, but that’s OK. Rosemary easily takes her second win and will return to defend her title as Head2Head Trivia Champ next week.

TOM’S ANSWERS 1. “Miami Vice.” 2. No one. It’s a trick question. 3. Betty White. 4. “The Simpsons.” 5. Sav-a-Lot. 6. “The Bachelor.” 7. “Smallville.” 8. Ricky Ricardo. 9. (left blank) 10. The MAIN character.

CORRECT ANSWERS 1. “Hawaii Five-O.” 2. Jim Parsons. 3. Kristen Bell. 4. “Glee,” Sue

Sylvester. 5. Buy More. 6. “House.” 7. “C.S.I.”

8. Javier. 9. Naval Criminal Investigative Service. 10. Ted.

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EAR ABBY: My husband, son and I live next door to my in-laws. My mother-in-law, “Hazel,” has a set of keys to our house for emergency purposes. For some time, she has been using the key to come and go as she pleases, “borrowing” food, dishes and toiletries when we’re not home. When we discover the items missing, she usually confesses. I am really irritated about it and have frequent fights with my husband over this and other privacy issues. How can I talk to Hazel in a way that won’t hurt her feelings? She is very sensitive, and I don’t know how to confront her since my husband refuses to do so. — MISSING MY PRIVACY IN SAN JOSE, CALIF. DEAR MISSING: Try this: Take your mother-in-law to lunch and over a nice, leisurely meal say (slowly and quietly), “Hazel, honey,

DEAR ABBY I have a problem I need your help with. (Breathe.) When you come into the house and take things without asking, it makes me feel violated. (Pause.) Do you think you could please refrain from doing that anymore? (Smile.) I’d really appreciate it.” And if any more items turn up missing, quietly change the locks. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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Saturday, Sept. 18th Games 9:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m. • Professional & Amateur Entertainment Heavy Athletic Competitions Neil Anderson • Piping & Drumming Competitions Rathkeltar • Highland Dancing Competition Coyote Run • Scottish Country Dancing Candyce Dunham • Border Collie Demonstrations Heavy Athletic • Children’s Games Exhibition by • Genealogy, Celtic & Clan Tents World Record Holder • Scottish Merchandise Jessica Aydlette • Scottish & American Food Sunday, Sept. 19th – Kirkin o’ the Tartan Sponsored by First Scots Presbyterian Church, Charleston, SC Boone Hall Plantation, First Honored Clan: DONALD Scots Presbyterian Church Advanced Tickets: Adults $15 / Children 6-12 $4 Tickets at the Gate: Adults $20 / Children 6-12 $5


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Big and Small Of course, with a cover story about peace, I just had to find a good quote for all of you. Peace, to me, starts within. We can’t really talk about worldly peace until we deal with our inner selves. Here are two quotes that I love, both by author Marianne Williamson. “Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.” And “Fill your mind with the meaningless stimuli of a world preoccupied with meaningless things, and it will not be easy to feel peace in your heart.”

7 P.M. SATURDAY // 80 COLUMBUS ST. Big and Small will feature more than 30 artists, live graffiti and music by Subterranean Bleu Mind(s). Food will be provided by Woody Spuds for those who get hungry. This show is presented by Brenda Cook and curated by Phillip Hyman. The show will have artists contributing two paintings: one big and one small. RT vs La Familia will have a graffiti battle. Some of the features of art can vary from an abstract expression incorporating burned rope and twigs by Erin Eckman to a Giant Hatman wreaking havoc over Charleston skyline by Justin Cammer. Call 345-3670 or e-mail Phillip Hyman at

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5-8 P.M. TODAY // 47-A SPRING ST. Add Libb Designs and Rua Framing and Design are hosting a multisensory tour celebrating the opening of their newest venture, Audella Studios at 47-A Spring Street. The studio, in tandem with other neighborhood female entrepreneurs, will open their doors at 5-8 p.m., giving Charleston a taste and feel for all things Cannonborough. Local businesses, including Wildflour Pastry, Mac & Murphy, Stems, Nicole’s Nutty Goodness, Gilly Lynn (Necklaces by Amanda Gill), Love Me Again, Wallfly Design and Zola Jewelry, will join in the festivities. Also joining the event will be Leah Suarez and Friends of the Jazz Artists of Charleston (JAC). There will be door prizes and specials throughout the event. Visit, www. and


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7:30 P.M. SATURDAY // 4 ARCHDALE ST. The 2010 Gage Hall Coffeehouse Benefit Concert series will open its 2010 season with two Lowcountry songwriters, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The featured artist will be Phyllis Tanner Frye who grew up singing gospel in Georgetown County. Also on the bill is Corey Webb, who recently received his degree in music theory/composition from the College of Charleston. The concerts are sponsored by the Unitarian Church with profits supporting academic enrichment programs. The coffee house is at 4 Archdale Street. Admission is $10 adults; $5 students. Coffee, teas, sodas and desserts are available for purchase. Call 367-9663 or 224-4472.

Have you gone out to eat yet? Restaurant Week continues through Sunday. The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association has teamed up with area restaurants for the event, which offers deals for multi-course meals. Check out the list or visit the website of your favorite restaurant and plan to participate in this wallet-friendly, palate pleasing culinary voyage. Visit Also visit www. for a chance to win gift certificates.


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mother wouldn’t like him. He’s radical, but not comSpecial to The Post and pletely underground.” Courier “Unique to Michael’s he only institution of its practice is that he uses instruments that aren’t meant kind in Charleston, the New Music Collective has a that way,” says Sfirri, “He approaches music with the lot of creative liberty. amazement of a child.” “New Music Collective An example is Pisaro’s is uniquely positioned in Charleston,” says Jason Bro- “ricefall (2),” a sound instalgan, a curator for NMC, “In lation that will be played before the performance on New York ... there are hundreds of foundations like it, Sunday. Of the installation, Pisaro but since we’re the only ones says, “The idea of the piece here, we’re able to get the was to try to create a virtual funding we need and to do landscape by having rice what we want.” fall on various objects in the They wanted to bring performance space. I read a contemporary chamber music composer and educa- book by somebody who had sight and had gone blind, tor Michael Pisaro to the and said that the equivalent Lowcountry, and with the for a blind person of a sunny arts community’s generosity and support, they — the day is a rainy day because on a rainy day, they can hear NMC and the show’s curators, Brogan and Sam Sfirri where everything is, sun PROVIDED doesn’t do them any good. — were able to do just that. Michael Pisaro’s “A Conspectus” will feature a I wrote to the piece to try to On Sunday at Circular sound installation and performance on Sunday. Congretional Church, Pisa- hear what that was like.” Recorded in 64 parts, the ro, along with Columbia’s piece is just what the title Greg Stuart, will perform “A Conspectus,” 10 years of implies: the sound of rice falling on all types of perPisaro’s compositions. WHAT: New Music Collective presents “Michael Pisaro: While getting their degrees cussion instruments. 2000-2010, A Conspectus.” “In Michael’s music, lisat the College of Charleston, WHERE: Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St. tening is very important. Brogan and Sfirri discovCONCERTS: 8 p.m. Sunday. $10 at the door, $5 for stuWith all of us, people just ered Pisaro and his music. dents. Free for 18 and younger. They’ve wanted to have him aren’t listening the way they FREE SOUND INSTALLATION: 3-6 p.m. Sunday with perform in Charleston ever should be,” Brogan says. Pisaro speaking at 6:30. Pisaro displays this by insince. A professor at CaliMORE INFO:, www. corporating field recordings fornia Institute of the Arts, Pisaro was just as accessible into his work. Sometimes to Brogan and Sfirri as he is they are prerecorded, other times he plays softly at an to his own students. outdoor venue, so the real the world a bit differently,” tional attention and “puts “He is one of the highly Brogan said. Charleston on the minds of regarded living composers. world, real sounds make their way into his music. Sfirri hopes that this conpeople in Los Angeles, New He’s not mentioned in The “Afterwards, you listen to spectus garners internaYork and Berlin.” New York Times. My grandBY ELIZABETH BOWERS


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Renowned environmental activist Julia Butterfly Hill will give a talk and lead a discussion at the Jivamukti Yoga School on West Coleman Blvd. For 738 days (December 1997 to December 1999), Hill lived 180 feet above ground in the canopy of an ancient California redwood tree called Luna to prevent loggers from cutting it down and to raise awareness of the plight of ancient forests. She was named one of the 25 Most Intriguing People of the Year by People Magazine. E-mail info@jivamuktiyogasc. com or call 817-3899. Also visit www.jivamuktiyogasc. com and www.juliabutterfly. com.


See The Dogwood Tribe at 8 p.m. at Eye Level Art, 103 Spring St., with Wylie and Co. Visit for more.


The 39th annual Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant kicks off at 9 a.m. See Page 13 for more information.


homeless veterans program, Operation Independence. To register, visit The ride begins at 9 a.m. at Low Country Harley-Davidson, Dorchester Road.


Visit Bin 152, 152 King St., to see the artwork of local farmer and Giddy Goat Cheese maker Farrah Hoffmire. For more on Farrah, visit


At 12:15 p.m., see Lee Kohlenberg and Margaret S. Metcalf perform works by Bach, including “Prelude and Fugue in A Minor,” “Chorale Preludes in Clavier-Ubung” and “Prelude and Fugue in C Major.” The free concert is the latest in the St. Luke’s Recital Series, at the Medical University of South Carolina on Ashley Avenue at Bee Street.


Breaking the Wall Productions and Gullah Cuisine are presenting the sophomore evening of “Monthly Variations.” The night will feature food, poetry, music and comedy and will begin at 8 p.m. at Gullah Cuisine, U.S. Hwy. 17 in Mount Pleasant. Admission is $15 and includes appetizers. For reservations, call 853-8969.

The Undy 500 is a motorcycle charity ride that covers just over 100 miles of the tricounty area and helps local homeless and struggling veterans. All proceeds go to sup- The MOJA Festival begins. port the annual Stand Down Visit for more information and a Event, hosted by Goodwill full schedule of events. and the VA, and Goodwill’s

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ings for Sonny. He told me, “Sonny is a encounters with Sonny were profoundly honest artist and on target, given what John I have tried to capture that shared about his interaction with my camera over the with him. years. He and his music are Sonny performed in the one and the same. What you Spoleto Festival USA jazz hear is who he is, and what series in 1996 and 1999. he plays is how he lives.” The 1996 show was at the His studied take on Sonny Gailliard Municipal Audigrounds my fleeting imprestorium. The concert in 1999 sions of the profoundly inwas at the North Charleston teresting player. Coliseum, the first Spoleto He said admiringly, “He event ever in North Charles- is elegant, stylish, and has a ton. strong physical presence on Sonny always seems to find and off the stage.” the vanguard. Or it finds Sonny, an environmentalhim. ist and social activist, turned I had conversations with 80 on Sept. 7. He practices him over the course of that all the time. Always true to time for features and perfor- the jazz tradition he helped mance reviews I wrote. establish, he’s always trying He’s a force of nature. to get better. Michael Grofsorean, SpoWhen I once asked him leto jazz producer, old me why he practices so much before the 1999 concert, for one so accomplished, he “Fountains of musical insaid he wanted to be ready ventions just flow out of when the spirit comes to him. He’s alternately pashim. sionate, reflective, lyrical I guess I understand. and humorous.” With all the music he has Sonny started playing jazz offered up in his life, he at an early age, working must get a lot of visits from with all the post-World War the spirit. II innovators. N.Y. Times Today, he is peerless. Within the past six weeks, An example of his stature six Charleston jazz musiis shown by the regard in which he’s held by Michael, cians have been pictured in a veteran of the internation- the New York Times. And it was the musicianship of al jazz scene. I wrote at the time in a fea- the bands they were in that ture in The Post and Couri- made that happen. er, “Since 1980, the year pro- Drummer Nick Jenkins, a member of Asphalt Orducer Michael Grofsorean chestra, an out-of-the-box started programming jazz marching band, was shown for the festival, there have been very few repeats among in an Aug. 6 piece by Vivien the almost 100 jazz headlin- Schweitzer on the band’s ers since then. Only Carmen participation in a street festival at Lincoln Festival. McRae, Sarah Vaughn, the Count Basie Band, Ramsey, George Shearing and chives/11857. Ahmad Jamal join Rollins as Times critic Allan Kozinn reviewed Ted Hearne’s repeat performers. “Katrina Ballads” after a “ ‘What do you do with a performance at Le Poisson guy like this except present Rouge. A picture accompahim as much as you can,’ nied the story that featured said Grofsorean. ‘He’s the French horn player Nathan best guy on the planet on saxophone in my opinion.’ ” Koci and percussionist Ron Wiltrout. John’s warm photographs Ted’s show is touring give expression to my feel-

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the country, playing to rave reviews. It debuted in Charleston at Piccolo Spoleto Festival in 2007 under the auspices of the New Music Collective, cofounded by a group including Ron and Nathan. music/26katrina.html. The travel section of the Sept. 9 edition contained a slide show on Charleston by Shaila Dewan. Among the pictures were shots of the Quentin Baxter Ensemble at Charleston Grill featuring bassist Ben Wells, guitarist Lee Barbour and pianist Tommy Gill. The Grill is billed as the Jazz Age Refuge. The Times is no stranger to Charleston but I can’t remember it ever picturing local players here. http://www. travel/12hours. html?emc=eta1.

Latin nights

Cara White, who has worked in the entertainment industry for years, pulled my coat to a film being broadcast at 9 p.m. Monday on PBS (WITV) on Cuban bassist Cachao. It’s called “Cachao: Uno Mas.” Actor Andy Garcia produced and narrates the film about the life and times of the master musician, a major innovator in AfroCuban music. More on this later. Another night of Latin music will happen Sept. 25 when the Charleston Jazz Orchestra puts on what is now an annual event, Latin Night. The music of Fernando Rivas, a Cuban-American living in Charleston, will be the centerpiece of the concert. For more information, call 641-0011 or visit www.

Jack McCray, author of “Charleston Jazz,” can be reached at jackjmccray@aol. com.

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