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JOB: Manager/co-owner of Cose Belle and owner of yes Umay cookies! SONG THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOU: “Suddenly I See,” by KT Tunstall ON A SATURDAY NIGHT, YOU ARE USUALLY: Enjoying a delicious meal with my love, Andrew; and sometimes friends, too ... either at home or a restaurant. FAVORITE EVENT IN CHARLESTON: Spoleto. I

love the arts, I enjoy seeing a dance production one day, a concert the next night and a play during the day. BEST THING ABOUT CHARLESTON: It’s a fun, artsy little city! I love that the city is surrounded by water and the beach is a 10-minute drive away. WORST THING ABOUT CHARLESTON: It’s very hot! And at times seems very small.

FAVORITE BOOK: “The Four Agreements.” HOW WOULD YOUR FRIENDS DESCRIBE YOU IN ONE WORD?: Uplifting. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN ONE WORD?: Optimistic. THINGS YOU DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME: In my spare time, I like to spend time with and go on adventures with my love as well as with friends and family.

TODAY

The Trident United Way’s Battle of the Bands will showcase some of the Lowcountry’s most talented musicians. Starts at 6 p.m. Visit www. tuwbattleofthebands.com. Tickets are $10, and the show will be at The Music Farm, 32 Ann St.

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Theatre/’verv/’s “Simply Divided”

Charleston’s theatre season is getting warmed up like a buttery, flaky, buttermilk biscuit with Theatre/’verv/’s production of “Simply Divided,” a new play by Jeff Lovett. Directed by J.C. Conway, “Simply Divided” is set in Sissy Mae’s Simply Delicious Diner in aptly named Simply, Ala. The lack of jobs has created a disparate sex ratio of 2,000 men to 200 women. The heat in Simply is rising with the arrival of the handsome high-school English teacher, Gabe (Boogie Dabney), and the Simply Delicious Diner is ready to pop like a meat thermometer when the women turn the place into a wrestling ring. The script’s quips and friendly banter acquaint the audience with the folk of Simply and their personal histories, including Ray (Dick Latham), Sissy Mae’s only regular customer and apparently the only man left in Simply. His obsessivecompulsive disorder kept him from getting past first base with D’Ellen in high school and he explains his current marital status despite the town’s man shortage. The town’s population increases by one with the unexpected return of Earl (Jerry Squires), Sissy Mae’s husband, who left town to work at the Toyota plant out of town with the

hyped up crowd applauded in anticipation of the first course of watermelon, cucumber and sheep’s milk feta salad served with a deliciously light Rose. Things only got better from there. Diners that first joked about the absence of carnivorous bites (almost 95% of attendees at the sold out dinner were non-vegetarian!) were soon lulled into FILE/STAFF a cooing coma of culinary bliss as they tasted heirloom Charleston Grill’s Chef Michelle Weaver tomatoes with 25-year-old Balsamic vinegar, melt in rest of Simply’s male popula- vegetarian and wine pairyour mouth potato gnoction. ing feast of Romanesque chi and the most beautiful The cast is solid with the proportions last Thursday. delivery of their lines, but “Vegstock 2010: An Evening chantrelles in Farroto. Rubel delightfully recounted awkward and nervous, perof Peas, Love, and Wine” the history of each vineyard haps with opening-night began by ushering excited jitters. Dabney and McGinn guests into the Lounge at the while generously filling our glasses as guests compared ground the show with their Charleston Place to share stories about their interest in sure character development gorgeous, quirky cocktails and performances. Dabney such as crystal clear Bloody attending a vegetarian dinner. Many chirped about is as subtle as McGinn is Marys and “sassy” gin cuthe health benefits of vegbrash. cumber delights. Fellow etables, but most were sim“Simply Divided” runs diners made fast friends ply curious to try something through August 28, 8:30, at the introductions of the different. at the South of Broadway restaurant’s ever charming Different it was. While Theatre Company, 1080 E. General Manager Mickey some felt the span of courses Montague St., Park Circle. Bakst, who entertained the bordered on a range that Tickets are $15. crowd with raucous stories was too wide for one menu, I about why he was unable found it a perfect example of – Duffy Lewis to attend the original New the world of vegetarian cuiYork music festival. Once Charleston Grill’s sine. Once thought of as at everyone was present and Vegstock 2010 best a side dish, the marvelproperly giddy we were off, ous dinner was a great eyeled past sultry jazz notes of In honor of Woodstock’s the Quentin Baxter Ensem- opener about the options 41st anniversary, the ble, to the cozy back room of one experiences when exCharleston Grill’s Chef ploring epicurean options. the Charleston Grill. Michelle Weaver and SomAfter introductions from melier Rick Rubel threw – Karen Briggs Weaver, Rubel and Bakst the a decadent seven-course

Check out Music on the Green 6-9 p.m. at Freshfields Village Green (at the crossroads of Kiawah and Seabrook islands). Admission is free. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy music by Bradford Station. Visit www. freshfieldsvillage.com.

SATURDAY

The Lowcountry High Rollers will play the Soul City Sirens at 6 p.m. at McAlister Field House at The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St. in downtown Charleston. Bout admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Children 10 and younger get in free. A portion of proceeds will benefit SideWalk Chalk, a local nonprofit that connects creative leaders in the community with schools and students. Buy advance tickets from any roller girl, East West Health Arts and Hot Wheels on James Island; Red’s Icehouse; City Lights Coffee and the Recovery Room downtown; Tin Roof in West Ashley; EVO Pizzeria and the Carolina Ice Palace in North Charleston; or online at www.brownpapertickets. com/event/122738. Doors open at 5 p.m.

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Go to the Upper Deck, 353 King St., at 9 p.m. to sing your heart out. Hosted by Karaoke Chris. Call 958-0002.

MONDAY

The College of Charleston will welcome Roger Bellows, The Drifting Troubador, at 8 p.m. at the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. Admission is $10 at the door, free for students. Call 953-5927.

TUESDAY, Aug. 31 Head to the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market 3:30 p.m.dusk Tuesdays through Oct. 19 at Moultrie Middle School, 645 Coleman Blvd. Features local produce, flowers, baked goods, live music and more. Call 884-8517 or visit www. townofmountpleasant.com.

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The Charleston Young Professionals will hold the monthly networking event, and attendees are encouraged to wear favorite team shirts. Appetizers and drinks will be provided. The next event is 6-8 p.m. Sept. 1 at O’Brion’s Pub and Grille, 520 Folly Road, James Island. Admission is $10. Visit www. charleston-yp.com.

THURSDAY, Sept. 2

Dock Street Theatre’s opening ceremonies will be 6:30 p.m. at the theatre, 135 Church St. Tickets are $100. In honor of the reopening of the Dock Street Theatre, ceremonies will be held that will feature music by Charlton Singleton, the unveiling of the new show curtain designed by Jonathan Green, champagne and food, remarks by Mayor Joe Riley and more. Call 856-5316 or visit www. charlestonstage.com.


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SATURDAY // NOON8:30 P.M. // RIVERFRONT PARK, NORTH CHARLESTON Michael’s Angels for Michael’s Children presents Michael Jackson Earth & Arts Festival from noon-8:30 p.m. at Riverfront Park, North Charleston. From noon-5 p.m. there will be Environmental Sessions, featuring cooking demonstrations, music, planting, dance, recycling, video, massages, zumba, martial arts and more. A Michael Jackson lookalike contest and spoken word performances will happen 4-7:30 p.m. Admission to the event is a new toy, game, book, stuffed animal or soccer ball to be presented to the Children’s Hospital. There will also be a jump castle and music by DJ Nynjah. Visit www.mjearthfestival.webs.com and www.michaelsangelsproject.com for more information. Also call 557-6258. To read more about it, go to www.charlestonscene.com

7:30-9 P.M. TONIGHT // HOPE AND UNION, 199 ST. PHILIP ST., Nick Jenkins’ new album, “8 Bits + Pieces” is made up of love songs and selected instrumental works. They all sound great in headphones, which is why his CD release party, at Hope And Union Coffee Co., is an “after-hours” listening experience. Bring your headphones to listen to “8 Bits + Pieces.” It will be played three times total, from 7:30-8 p.m., 8-8:30 p.m. and 8:30-9 p.m. There will be a very limited edition of special hand-pressed albums, with album art by Melinda Scharstein, for sale. To listen to some of Jenkins’ music, visit mrjenkins.bandcamp.com.

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Albert Einstein was on to something with this quote. It’s been ringing true for me recently. I thought I’d share. “A human being is a part of the whole called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

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Art community supports We Are Family with soiree

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Aster Hall is hosting a get-together Friday with the fam — We Are Family, that is. The summer soiree with wine, food and art seeks to raise awareness and support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex members of the community and their straight allies. Co-sponsored by the Alliance for Full Acceptance, the event will feature hors d’oeuvres, a wine tasting by Barefoot Wineries, cupcakes from Cupcake and the art of Sandy Logan. Eight total art auction items will include photographs from Logan and Jen Bennett, proprietor of Images Gallery; paintings by Sharen Mitchell, Timothy Pakron and Ann Foley; and jewelry by Angela Hall and Walt Martin. Kim Quintero, owner of Mama Q’s Restaurant (set to open on Johns Island mid-September), will DJ the event. Afterward, attendees who keep their wristbands can seek out drink specials at Dudley’s and Pantheon. “We hope that people will have a good time,” said Melissa S. Moore, program director for WAF. “And we aim to nurture a more supportive environment for GLBTQQI young people.” Since its inception in 1995, WAF has continued to provide 16- to 23-yearolds with support services, community service opportunities, positive role models, leadership development and counseling referrals. Moore explains that the teenage years through the early 20s are a potentially vulnerable time in social

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Herman Blake and Melissa Moore of We Are Family received a check from MUSC for the Gay-Straight Alliance. We Are Family’s fundraiser on Friday features food, a wine tasting and art auction. Food Bank. In development now is a We Are Mentors program that will match WAF young adults with positive role models from WHAT: We Are Family Summer Soiree the professional commuWHERE: Aster Hall, 481 King St. nity. WHEN: 6-9 p.m. Friday “It is important to supPRICE: $10 port this community MORE INFORMATION: www.waf.org because we represent all facets of society, and we deserve to live honestly and and psychological develhealthy, productive adults opment, particularly for who give back to their com- openly,” said Moore. “We are your doctors, solGLBTQQI people. munities,” said Moore. One ongoing initiative “I hope the young people diers, mothers, fathers, you to support these youths is involved with We Are Fam- name it.” This past May’s first Gay SafeSpace. ily develop strong peer reThe bimonthly meetings lationships, implement the Pride celebration was evidence of that community explore a range of topics skills they learn from our from health issues to anti- programs and leave with a and its supporters with about 2,300 participants. bullying tactics and profes- sense of responsibility to Other notable local sucsional development. their communities. I hope WAF also offers training the larger community rec- cesses include a housing nondiscrimination ordifor social workers, service ognizes the talents, value nance passed by the city of providers, foster parents and inherent kindness Charleston and the defeat and anyone who deals with that exists in these young of a statewide teen dating young people on a regular adults.” violence bill that would basis. Last weekend marked its have excluded GLBTQQI “We aim to help young first community outreach teens. people develop into effort at the Lowcountry

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By some accounts, it’s been on Johns Island for 100 years. The sentiment behind Moving Star Hall always has existed though community outreach. It was the place where you registered to vote on the island. Attended literacy programs. If you didn’t have the money for a relative’s funeral, you could have it there. “A real mom-and-pop operation,” said Bill Carson. Then and now, it has helped to document music made on Johns Island. In the 1960s, Guy and Candy Carawan recorded “Been in the Storm so Long.” The African-American music stood for what was happening in the Lowcountry: the civil rights movement. The music, which was recorded on Smithsonian Folkways, has left a lasting impression. Guy Carawan recorded “Keep Your Eyes on the Prize” on Johns Island, and it was then taken to the Highlander Center in Tennessee. He will be honored with a tribute show in Los Angeles in the fall. In Carawan fashion, local

WHAT: Community picnic, featuring music WHEN: 5 p.m. Saturday WHERE: Moving Star Hall on Johns Island HOW MUCH: Free CONTACT AND DIRECTIONS: E-mail Bill Carson at mrbillcarson@ gmail.com

musician Carson and photographer Molly Hayes set out to document the music being made on the island today. “I liked the idea of looking at how the sound of a community has changed over time. Johns Island works well because it’s an island. And there was great documentation 40 years ago.” Now it encompasses many genres to represent the growing and diverse population. “We found folk, Michael Trent, Mexicans, teenage heavy rock.” To showcase what they’ve found, there will be community picnic Saturday at Moving Star Hall. The event is free and open to the public. With the urging to bring a covered dish, Carson hopes Please see STAR, Page 9E


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few Tuesdays ago, my friend Herb Frazier and I decided to bring to a halt the grinding routine of that work day with some food, beverage and music. We chose to go “‘cross the bridge” (We’re both natives of The Borough, an old downtown neighborhood) to Avondale, one of my favorite neighborhoods in the Lowcountry. It hums with activity, due in large part to the fact that residents, business owners and customers have a sense of who they are and they know how to have a good time. Herb and I started out about eight, landing first at Pearlz Little Oyster Bar, a fun joint with good food managed by another pal, Craig Nelson. Over the years, Craig has promoted live and recorded music in venues such as Coast and Raval, always a friend to the music and to musicians. We talked old and new times with Craig and scarfed down a couple of dozen oysters and some beers. Then, we walked a few doors down Magnolia Road to Voodoo Tiki Bar and Lounge to hear Tumbao, a Latin jazz band, an authentic one that specializes in Afro-Cuban. I didn’t have time to stop in at Al Di La, a Northern Italian trattoria and another Avondale gem that has had live jazz over the years. The show that night was the last event in the third year of Voodoo’s now famed

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jazz series. The always swingin’ Quiana Parler opened up the run in June, a rare performance by The Gradual Lean had the July slot and Fernando Rivas and David Heywood’s rocking ensemble was going to close it out. It was only a three-buck cover for world-class entertainment, another another master stroke by club owners Jen and Mike Kulick (who live in the neighborhood) and line producer Quentin Baxter. By the time we walked through the door, the place was already on fire. The relentless, driving pulse of

the band’s beats unified everyone there, in rhythm at least. It was so compelling, women were asking men to dance. Mike and Jen gave up table space so people could dance, which they were still doing when Herb and I left. As hip as all that was, the coolest thing to come out of Avondale for me this past year was a new brewski. Sugar Hill Golden Ale. It started in April at the reception for the exhibition of photos curated by Jazz Artists of Charleston at the Center for Photography on King Street. The exhibit contained the large-format images you may have seen

the last couple of months in the windows of the WALK galleries at King and Cannon and King and Calhoun streets. Chef Maya Morrill catered the reception. Check this out. Among the goodies were: a table presentation with a salmon, caviar and cream cheese “piano,” accompanied by Celeste Albers Farm fresh eggs, capers, roasted red peppers, toast points and asparagus. There were also watermelon gazpacho shooters with cucumber mint confetti, Hoison and five-spiced Please see JAZZ, Page 9E


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to bring the community together with its music. Performing are the Manna Life Center Praise Ensemble, Men’s Choir of Wesley United Methodist, Cary Ann Hearst, Michael Trent and The Butterbeans. One of Carson’s favorite discoveries was El Grupo de Suelo de San Luis Potosi. Its members, mostly brothers, hail from Mexico but have been on Johns Island for about 10 years. Carson’s findings ran the gamut. “I went to Johns Island Presbyterian. It’s the oldest church on the island — they’re rooted in Scottish history and have bagpipes — and I asked around about bands. I was told about a family member’s 17 yearold hard-core metal band. I jumped at the chance to meet them, did, and they sounded like a 17 year-old hard-core metal band. They’re figuring it out. I’m not a record scout. It’s a cultural thing. No matter what, I’m finding something interesting.” Carson and Hayes are in the process of setting up a website with the musicians and the portraits of them shot by Hayes. Their longterm hope is to produce a book and CD of the music of Johns Island. Carson did have doubts about the documentation. “My question going into the project was, ‘What if I encounter music I don’t think is good?’ But every experience has been insightful.”

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Cary Ann Hearst will perform at Saturday’s Moving Star Hall picnic.

Davani of Avondale Wine and Cheese, a founding suppulled pork sliders with porter of JAC, had sent over pickled cucumbers, sage the beverages. “I thought biscuits with brie, ham and it would be perfect for JAC apples, Morrocan quinoa events,” she said. “I think and chickpea salad, strawit’s a great beer with a great berry rhubarb tarts with story.” She sells it in Avonfresh whipped cream and dale for $3 a bottle. assorted chocolate truffles. Osei Chandler, producer of Quite a spread, huh? Well, SCETV Radio’s Roots Music as scrumptious as that all Karamu and reggae impresounds – believe me, it was sario, was at the party and – the hit among hits for me tasted a brew or two. was the beer. With not a lot of arm Sugar Hill is made by the twisting, I asked him to Harlem Brewing Co. The give Sugar Hill another shot 15-year-old brewery marand let me know how he kets Sugar Hill as coming felt about it. So, he goes to from a recipe that was popu- Manoli’s and picks up a few. lar in Harlem, N.Y., during “I first tasted Sugar Hill the Jazz Age and the Harlem beer at the JAC exhibit,” he Renaissance. wrote to me later.” I liked it A friend from the early so well that I had a second days at FIG restaurant, Liz bottle, smooth, not fruity or Volz, used to work for Aleph too bubbly or gassy. Wines, distributors of Sugar “I found two more bottles Hill. She told me about it, at Avondale Wine and knowing of my love for jazz Cheese and I had one with and beer, a year or so ago shrimp and angel hair pasta. but I didn’t follow up. They went well together. I Then I bump into it at the am drinking the last of my reception. After some inves- stash as I write. I prefer to tigation, I found out Manoli drink from a glass. Now, I

see a nice, not too lacy or fluffy head and pleasing hazy amber color, as opposed to light yellow and clear.” So you see, good, jazzy things continue to bubble up out of Avondale.

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The Charleston Ballet Theater has engaged the Charleston Jazz Orchestra for a performance in the CBT 2010-2011 Mainstage Season in mid-February. The music of Duke Ellington will be featured. Stay tuned for more on that show. Everyone involved is already excited..

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

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irst there was Friendster. Then MySpace. Then came Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare. Is Google next? Rumor has it that Google is developing a social network competitor for Facebook and MySpace, tentatively called Google Me. Who knows what it will entail, but given Google’s popularity and success with its search engine, e-mail service, blogging network and almost everything, Google Me could end up becoming the next big thing. I never got into MySpace and was more than happy to deactivate my account a few years ago. But, the six-year-old site still has more than 122 million users. While the site introduced the whole social networking idea to the world, it was a little too customizable for me. From the individual page designs to music playlists, MySpace always looked a bit too cluttered. Plus, the site was always famous for band spam. It seemed that every week my inbox would be filled with friend requests from a handful of random wanna-be bands. A few months after its 2004 launch at Harvard, Facebook hit my college. At first, only students at certain colleges could get accounts until anyone with a university e-mail address could get a Facebook. It wasn’t super big until probably 2005 or 2006. My friends and I liked it more than MySpace because, originally, we didn’t get spam mail and requests. Then, a few years ago, Facebook opened up to high school students, and eventually anyone with an e-mail address. Since everyone, including your mom, most likely is on it,

it sort of took over. It’s so popular that this fall, a movie about the site’s development, “The Social Network,” will be released. It also raised concerns about stalking. Unless it’s 3 a.m., in which case checking up on everyone you went to middle school with is easily more interesting than counting sheep. Twitter, which launched in 2006, limits users to 140 measly characters. Compared to Facebook and MySpace, it’s easily the least cluttered. After all, you only get one or two lines to type. It’s probably more annoying than Facebook because messages almost have to be in text speak, with no punctuation, grammar, spelling or complete thoughts. All the social networking sites can get creepy, but foursquare, which you can set to automatically update your Facebook or Twitter status, tells your friends list exactly where you are. Not like I’m in Charleston or I’m in Columbia, but I’m at Teavana on King Street. Sure, the site makes it like a game where you get badges and can become mayor of a place. But, hello? Someone can pinpoint your location. And be like “Oh hi, I saw on the Internet that you would be at this exact place this very instant.” Needless to say, I won’t be signing up for that site, unless I can win a (real) car or something.

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“Strings” by David Stern.

Artist David Stern brings ‘American Years’ to the Halsey

“David Stern’s history as an artist encapsulates, in many ways, the wholly modern notion of the ‘artist without he Halsey Institute borders’ whose work reflects of Contemporary the multivalent experience Art at the College of of an increasingly globalized Charleston School of the Arts world.” will be showing artist David “His forceful and enerStern’s newest collection, getic canvases, covered in “The American Years (1995- inches-thick layers of paint, 2008),” beginning today and convey the dizzying, excitrunning through Oct. 8. ing and sometimes sinister The show is a comprehen- experience of the modern sive examination of about metropolis,” says Rebecca 40 paintings and drawings Silberman of the Halsey Insince his immigration from stitute. Germany to New York in Stern has referred to him1994. self as an “action painter,” As Karen Wilkin, curaechoing the artistic legacies tor of the national traveling of New York School painters exhibition and primary Jackson Pollock, Willem de author of the accompanyKooning and Franz Kline. ing catalog, has pointed out, Yet his captivating human BY OLIVIA POOL

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through and reception with the artist will be held after a Selichot concert featuring Neil Weintrob, concert violinist, and Robin Zemp, pianist, at 9 p.m. Sept. 4. This concert will be held at the Recital Hall within the Simons Center for the Arts on 54 St. Philip St. Tickets to the artist’s walk through are $10 and can be forms, by turns tragic, gro- purchased at the door or in tesque and vulnerable, reach advance by contacting the further back to histories of The Yaschik/Arnold Jewish portraiture. Studies Program at 953-5682. An exhibition of Stern’s The accompanying exhibiearlier work was at the tion catalog will be for sale Halsey Gallery in 1999. at these events and throughThere will be a free exhibi- out the exhibition. tion walk-through at 4 p.m. The Halsey Institute is in Sept. 2, followed by the open- The Marion and Wayland ing reception at 5-7 p.m. H. Cato Jr. Center for the An additional gallery walk- Arts, 161 Calhoun Street.

bring us new works that display the similar color palette they share while highlighting their varying techniques Smith Family Women and visions,” says Hume Join “The Smiths,” Betty Killian of the Wells Gallery. Anglin Smith, Shannon “Each artist works to be Smith and Jennifer Smith independent while still relyRogers, today at the Wells ing on the family for chalGallery at the Sanctuary on lenge and support,” Killian Kiawah Island for a new col- says. “An artistic passion lective show of their works consumes their world and it featuring paintings of the drives them to grow a presLowcountry and Kiawah. ence and quality of work that The gallery will host an speaks nationwide to collecartist demonstration at 4-5 tors and visitors about today’s p.m. by Jennifer Smith Rog- life in the Lowcountry.” ers and Shannon Smith. A Light hors d’oeuvres and cocktail reception will imcocktails will be served. For mediately follow from 5-8 more information, call 576p.m. for the Smith family 1290 or visit the gallery in women. person at 1 Sanctuary Drive, “Betty and two of her trip- at the Sanctuary on Kiawah lets, Jennifer and Shannon, Island. For more information, call 953-4422 or visit www. halsey.cofc.edu.


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The Riverdogs games offer much more than just baseball action. You might even see actor, comedian and RiverDogs’ co-owner Bill Murray. WADE SPEES/STAFF

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As kids, we were all suckers for bells and whistles. When in the cereal aisle at the grocery, I would always pick the box with the best toy. Happy meals were sort of the same thing. Speaking of which, did anyone ever really like Cracker Jacks or just the prize? These gimmicks worked so well on us children, it seems beer companies now try the same marketing geared toward adults, with “vortex” longnecks, “wide mouth” cans or features like “cold activation,” in which the beer graphics turn blue when the brew becomes chilled to perfection. Yet, unlike children with their breakfast, candy and fast food, it is doubtful that many adults choose their favorite beer based on such gimmicks. The Charleston RiverDogs have long offered creative promotions, balancing the bells and whistles with the actual baseball in a way that is always great fun for young and old alike. While the Alvin Greene bobble head dolls made national headlines (I’m pretty sure most anything attached to Mr. Greene’s

big thumbs up is in order for the RiverDogs, who continue to make sure their bells ring and whistles blow like no other promotion.

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name will continue to make headlines), local baseball fans get to enjoy not only weekly food and drink specials, but fun promotions such as Snuggie, comic book and camouflage backpack giveaways, Irish, firefighter and military appreciation nights, and everything from watermelon eating to “Dog Days,” in which patrons are encouraged to bring their dogs to the park. In April, the sports website “Bleacher Report” hailed the RiverDogs’ “Backward 1K Race” (featuring three laps around the warning track with beer stations halfway through to “hydrate”) as one of the best minor league promotions of the year. As the season winds down, a

And then there are gimmicks that have run their course. Last weekend, I saw the new horror movie “Piranha 3D,” a campy remake of the awful 1978 original. The 2010 version features Elisabeth Shue, Richard Dreyfuss, Jerry O’Connell, Christopher Lloyd, Ving Rhames, Eli Roth and a few other familiar faces, who made a fun flick that certainly deserved the 3-D treatment. During the previews, however, the audience was treated to a slew of new movies coming out, all in 3D. Excuse me, but not every movie is “Avatar” or even “Piranha,” and every new movie certainly does not need to be in 3D! What’s next? “The Godfather 3D”? “Eat. Pray. Love. 3D”? If a movie screams out for the 3D treatment, fine, but more don’t than do, despite Hollywood’s current inability to tell the difference.


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Finding your spiritual center through yoga

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hristianity is my religion. Yoga is my spiritual discipline. Before I began my yoga practice, I was caught up in church affairs such as small groups, discipleship groups, Bible studies, cookouts and the many other social facets of Christian life. Then, I was burned out. I wanted to get as far away from church as possible. I was tired of the language and politics of what it is to be a follower of Jesus

Christ. I was completely disenchanted with having to know who was going to heaven and who was going to hell, whether or not gay marriage was right and if God really was on our side in this war. I was 20 and already a bitter and cynical mess. On a whim, I went to a yoga class at the College of Charleston. Skip Rector, Kripalu yoga teacher for 20 years, led the attendees with a gentle practice that encouraged us to relax, open up our bodies and center us on our breath. This was the first time I ever did yoga. He guided us through a visual meditation involving a raft that took us on the course of a gently flowing river. I felt like I was praying with my body. I felt set free from

dogma and doctrine, tradition and expectation. I walked back into the arms of God. I picked up a book from the clearance section at Barnes & Noble called “Yoga 101” and taught myself Sun Salutation, a sequence of poses linked together with breath. Every morning, I devoted myself to Sun Salutation and prayed through every pose. I imagined my breath as the physical manifestation of the Holy Spirit dwelling inside my body. For so long, I thought my flesh was evil and something to be hated. Yoga reconciled me to my body, and I became a temple of God. When I started to read my Bible again, it was with fresh perspective and a new intention. I wanted to learn

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about the Christian faith on my own terms. I wanted to discover for myself what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. Instead of bathing in the blood of my Lord and Savior because I am a wretched sinner, I looked to his teachings and sought to apply them practically to my life. Before yoga, Christianity was an abusive dictator. After yoga, Christianity finally became what I believe Christ meant for it to be: love. Now, I am a yoga instructor affiliated with Holy Yoga. The style is Christcentered, seeking to create an atmosphere where Christians can express prayer and worship with their bodies. In my classes, I strive to provide an inclusive environment that welcomes all

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Natasha Akery is an instructor at Holy Yoga. Its “Jesus at the Core” workshop will be Oct. 15-16 at Crosstowne Christian Church located at 1941 Bees Ferry Road in Charleston. Visit holyyoga.net or call 637-6584 for more information. people of all traditions. Yogananda said that yoga is the science of union with God, and it is my responsibility to offer that to everyone who

comes through the door. I did not need a pew or an altar to find God. Instead, God found me facedown on my mat.

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Xaviar Rudd BY MATTHEW GODBEY

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Xavier Rudd Wednesday at The Windjammer Born in the small Australian town of Torquay, Xavier Rudd became familiar with the nature and culture of Australia’s vast ruralism at an early age. It was an education in life that stayed with him and helped shape a music career that’s almost as wide-open as the land around him. After college, Rudd began pursuing a life in music full time, finding a niche in Canada and on the festival circuit. The timing was right, and Rudd introduced several instruments commonly found in tribes indigenous to Australia, in particular the large wind instrument known as the didgeridoo, to an open-armed audience. Exhausted with the overmodulated whines of emo and the pseudo-intelligent elitism of hipster rock, Rudd’s earthy and upbeat style found a following among a wide fan base that has carried him to his 10th year and sixth album as a solo artist. Rudd will perform Wednesday at The Windjammer, 1005 Ocean Blvd., with Izintaba and Good Old War. Tickets are $20 and are available only in advance online at www.thewindjammer.com. Doors open at 8 p.m. with the show at 9 p.m. Call 886-8596 or visit the website for more information.

Duwayne Burnside Saturday at Home Team BBQ

There’s a hefty weight to carry when your father was a blues legend. There are comparisons, critiques and high expectations flying from all angles and very little anonymity to duck behind. It’s a challenge Duwayne Burnside knows very well. His father, R.L. Burnside has a legacy that took decades to build and comes with a wide spotlight as he was at the peak of his popularity when he died in 2005. Duwayne Burnside doesn’t shy away from his pedigree, as he fully embraces the respected lineage and carries on the sticky Mississippi blues his father helped re-create. Duwayne Burnside will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Home Team BBQ, 1205 Ashley River Road. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 225-7427 or visit www.hometeambbq.com for information.

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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit will play today and Friday at The Pour House.

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Don’t call ex-Truckers guitarist ‘Southern rock’

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e doesn’t have much use for sub-genres. He doesn’t play alt-country. He doesn’t play Southern rock. Jason Isbell and his band the 400 Unit play rock ’n’ roll, thank you, just rock ’n’ roll. The 31-year-old Alabama native, specifically musically rich Muscle Shoals, a press-kit point of pride, came to roots-rock-ish, Americana-ish fame during a three-year stint as

if you go WHO: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit WHEN: 10 p.m. today and Friday. WHERE: The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway. COST: $13 in advance at www.etix.com, all Cat’s Music and Monster Music locations. $15 the day of the show. $22 for a two-night ticket. HEAR HIS MUSIC: www.jasonisbell.com INFO: 571-4343 or www.charlestonpourhouse.com. WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Go to www. charlestonscene.com, and add your opinion about the concert.

lead guitarist for cult don’t-call-us-Southernrockers Drive By Truckers. He left them in 2007. It was amicable, but he had just divorced the bass player. That never helps. Isbell says it was a very rock ’n’ roll moment that happened right when going solo that best illustrates his confidence in that decision, or at least his certainty that things were probably going to be

all right. Q: So what’s been the biggest sign that you were making it in this business? The biggest professional compliment? Ever looked out into the crowd and seen Willie Nelson nodding along, or something like that? A: Well, yeah, there’s a lot of that kind of stuff. I got a phone call from Neil Young once. I had this song “Dress Blues” (off his

debut record “Sirens of the Ditch”) that he wanted to put up on his Living With War website. And at the time, (The Drive-By Truckers) were out with The Black Crowes, and I was backstage in the dressing room with Chris Robinson and Mark Ford and so I turned off my phone like anybody else would, and when I turned it back on, there was a message from Neil. It took forever to get back with him. He calls you. Trying to call him is not an easy thing to do and I didn’t wind up seeing him and talking to him until that “Heart of Gold” show in Nashville. We sat down and talked and he liked the music. That was probably tops for random musicians and celebrities and really just, you know, legends. Please see ISBELL, Page 15E


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coming home to Charleston where they almost always head straight to their home romoting its most recent studio. and highly successful “Being on the road is a job release of “The Outsiders,” and is work while being home Needtobreathe has traveled is like a vacation, though we across the country for the past try to make it like a day job year with few breaks. and go into the studio from The band played two nights nine to five. It’s so much easier at The Music Farm in April given we have our own stuto sold out and enthusiastic dio,” he said. crowds. This leg of the conBo Rinehart and his brother, tinuing tour has the band Bear, do all the songwriting opening for Train before head- for the band. ing to Europe and then back Bo Rinehart says, “Someto the U.S. again for the final times everything clicks and tour segment of “Young and the whole band is on board Far From Home.” with four ‘yes’ votes and it’s a Bo Rinehart says with done deal. Other times there Charleston being the band is more butting of heads and members’ hometown, they we’re stubborn.” will play a longer than the The band plans to record usual abbreviated opening fewer songs for its next album act set. and focus on those ideas that Most of the band’s time will are the most popular. consist of material from “The Though the album has proOutsiders” with a couple of duced five singles that have songs from their first two albeen on various Billboard bums. They also will probably charts and the album itself throw in the little-played “The peaked at No. 20, “The OutDevil’s Been Talking” or pos- siders” was released only a sibly a new song that Rinehart year ago yesterday. wrote last week called “White Rinehart said not to expect a Fences.” new album any time soon but “That is if I finish the song, probably sometime next year. as I still have to write the “We have about 15 songs so bridge section,” Rinehart far in varying stages of comsaid. “The song is about the pletion. We’ve been pretty classic American dream and loose and have been playing how things come in the way around with new ideas such that were not expected. It’s a as a distorted slide ukulele great song and I’m 95 percent solo,” he said. sure the song will be on our This is the last scheduled next album.” Charleston date for NeedtoDuring the tour breaks, breathe’s tour, so fans need to Rinehart says the band loves see the group now. BY HARRIS COHEN

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Needtobreathe to play their biggest hometown concert … so far

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But Slash was at a show; Gene Simmons was at one. Sometimes you hear from people in the country world, but the Neil Young thing was definitely the biggest. It really doesn’t get it any bigger.

Q: So wait, you’re saying you got a call from Neil Young while you were hanging out with The Black Crowes? A: Yeah, it was great. It was a moment. On the one hand, I kind of wish I had my phone on, but nobody would have their phone on.

I couldn’t have expected that to happen right then. It was right after I recorded my solo record. Q: So how do you describe the sound of your solo stuff? A: I just always say we play rock ’n’ roll. You don’t want to say Southern rock,

WHO: Needtobreathe opens for Train WHEN: 7 p.m. today WHERE: Family Circle Stadium, Daniel Island COST: $39.50 HEAR THE MUSIC: www.needtobreathe.net INFO: 856-7900

and in a lot of ways, we’re not really country music either. We have electric guitars, drums and we play loud. When I was with the Truckers, we really hated being called a Southern rock band, but as long as people are talking about the

music, (subgenres) really don’t bother me anymore. Except for alt-country. I don’t like the idea of alternative country because I don’t think that should be the alternative. Mainstream country music is mostly just background noise for people. But I don’t mind

Americana because that kind of covers what we do. Q: So what’s the secret to rock ’n’ roll? A: Persistence. That’s the secret to everything. You could start off as a terrible songwriter, a terrible guitar player. But if you do it long enough, you’ll get good at it.


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Get plugged in with in-demand DJ Bird Flu BY PAUL PAVLICH

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n stage, DJ Bird Flu shuffles through his crate of vinyl, mixing House of Pain and the Wu-Tang Clan over funk and Motown with an onslaught of scratches over the backdrop of deep bass and a full laser light show. Off stage, he’s busy at work behind the desk at the Charleston County Library, and you can call him “Tony.” “I’m a librarian by trade,” Tony Mele said. “I work the media desk.” The down-to-earth all-vinyl DJ has been collecting records and working the turntables for about eight years. He originally got into the DJ scene when he

worked at the college radio station in Clemson University. The upperclassmen working the station, including Charleston DJ JECTWON, taught him how to beat match during his time on the airwaves. “Early on, when I needed somebody to show me the tricks I heard on mix tapes, I met (JECTWON) and he schooled me for two semesters,” Mele said. This talent proved useful, as Mele came into contact with MCs and other lyricists from the Clemson area who needed a live DJ to collaborate on live sets. His DJ name came out of a rap song in Clemson, where one of his buddies said, “Tony is sicker than Bird Flu.” This subtle inside joke solidified the moniker, and shortly after, Mele moved to Charles-

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ton. A self-proclaimed “bed room DJ,” Mele harnessed his scratch-pad skills in his own room as a hobby,

releasing his first mix tape, “Tell a Friend,” shortly after he arrived in the Lowcountry. It didn’t take long for people to notice his abilities

in the emerging Charleston DJ scene. This past year, he’s put both Kulture Klash V and Charleston Fashion Week VIP gigs under his belt, and has played parties and bar gigs alike, most recently, the Electric Friends Farewell Party at a private warehouse under the Cooper River Bridge last Tuesday. Right after the warehouse set, Mele and local DJ Rocky Horror were invited to join Electric Friends Records, an up-and-coming record label and DJ collective started by Charleston turntablists Jeff Turner (onstage persona: JeffET), Nick DeNitto (MACHETE) and Matt Bowers (CMNDer), where he hopes to alter the stereotypical image of the trashy club disc jockey toward more of a play list creator with an artist

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persona. “I’m really excited to see a shift in hip-hop DJs, and DJs in general, in just the public eye. We should be respected as people who are actually working. It has a lot to do with why I joined up with Electric Friends Records. I felt like, this big DJ collective could use me, and I could use it.” EF Records will produce the new DJ Bird Flu mix tape, which is still in the works. Mele is excited about the new connect, not only for the release, but most importantly, for getting the booking on shows where his particular style of scratching and mixing has a perfect fit. Mele prides himself on his methodical set, planning out each song and tempo in a diary for every set he plays, and rehearsing them in his


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Heart RED VELVET CAR (Sony Legacy)

When Heart’s core members, sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, got together to record their first album of new material in more than six years, they really didn’t have anything to prove. Since hitting the rock scene back in the ’70s with radioready tracks such as “Crazy On You” and “Barracuda,” Heart proved that women could rock just as hard as the boys. After reinventing themselves in the ’80s and again in the ’90s, the members of Heart simply could have sat back and marveled at the success of the past 30 years. Perhaps that is what they did, since the band’s output since 1993 has consisted on one album, 2004’s “Jupiter’s Darling.” Whatever the case, Heart is back with “Red Velvet Car,” which features plenty of material that will appeal to even the most casual Heart fan. Ann Wilson’s voice sounds as strong as ever, and Nancy Wilson’s guitar still has plenty of bite, especially on tracks such as “WTF” and “Wheels.” Much of the album has a more subdued and introspective feel, though, as if producer Ben Mink pushed the Wilson sisters toward a more organic, acoustic album. The inclusion of dobro, banjo, cello and autoharp definitely gives this project a mellower feel throughout. While the Wilson sisters haven’t exactly reinvented themselves like in decades past, “Red Velvet Car” nonetheless shows that Heart is still a vibrant and very alive rock outfit. KEY TRACKS: “There You Go,” “WTF,” “Queen City”

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Gigi Dover & The Big Love THE AVOCADO SESSIONS: THIS SIDE & THE OTHER (Independent)

While Americana music might be all the rage these days, that music genre’s listeners, like those of just about any other style, can spot a poseur or impostor a mile off. It takes only about a minute into “Love Stone,” the first track on “The Avocado Sessions: This Side & The Other,” to realize that Gigi Dover is the real deal. Along with her band, The Big Love, this Southern chanteuse delivers the goods with a touch of influence from everyone from Bonnie Raitt to Janis Joplin. I could recommend “The Avocado Sessions’ ” great background music to play while you are otherwise involved on a Sunday afternoon, except for the fact that when I attempted to use it for just that purpose, I continually found myself listening intently, with whatever other task I had been busy with long forgotten. Tracks such as “Poppies” and “Was It Just Yesterday” will definitely stick in your brain long after hearing them. While not every song on the CD is a winner, Dover and multi-instrumentalist Eric Lovell get credit for pushing the envelope as to what Americana music can be. Particularly interesting is “A Better Place,” which benefits from Lovell’s excellent sitar playing. Anyone looking for something along the lines of Emmylou Harris or Lucinda Williams would do well to check out Gigi Dover & The Big Love. KEY TRACKS: “Poppies,” “Was It Just Yesterday,” “A Better Place”

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Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti BEFORE TODAY (4AD)

California musician Ariel Pink has been writing songs since he was 10. Now 32, Pink also has been releasing collections of original music since 2004, and has slowly built a rabid fan base among underground music listeners. “Before Today,” Pink’s latest album with his band, Haunted Graffiti, ranks as one of this year’s best musical surprises. Listening to the CD, it is almost as if Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti is suffering from a multiple personality disorder. “Hot Body Rub” sounds as if it was recorded during the height of Britain’s 2 Tone era, while “Round and Round” sounds like classic Rolling Stones. Hints of The Beatles, The Kinks and The Moody Blues waft through various songs. “Before Today” is one of those albums that begs to be listened to from beginning to end, rather than just downloading a track here and there. Hearing what he has come up with on “Before Today,” I had no problem believing that Ariel Pink’s songwriting experience stretches back more than two decades. This is weird, wild stuff from a true original. That’s sadly something we don’t see enough of these days. KEY TRACKS: “Hot Body Rub,” “Round and Round,” “Can’t Hear My Eyes”

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Alejandro Escovedo STREET SONGS OF LOVE (Fantasy)

Alejandro Escovedo’s 2008 album, “Real Animal,” helped cement the Texas songwriter’s reputation as one of music’s most interesting chameleons this side of David Bowie. Escovedo, who fronted the punk band The Nuns in the ’70s before turning to roots rock with the band Rank and File, has become a well-respected name in the music business, both with listeners and other artists. “Real Animal” served as a journey through Escovedo’s musical career, touching on all the musical styles from punk to folk. On “Street Songs of Love,” Escovedo’s latest, the artist is on a creative roll from the get-go, starting with “Anchor” and its lyrics of “I’m in love with love.” “Down in the Bowery” features Escovedo singing a duet with Ian Hunter, while Bruce Springsteen lends backing vocals to “Faith.” “Tender Heart” harkens back to Escovedo’s punk days, while tracks such as “After the Meteor Showers” and “Undesired” have a more introspective feel. If you enjoyed “Real Animal,” then look at “Street Songs of Love” as a continuation of that musical journey. KEY TRACKS: “Anchor,” “Silver Cloud,” “Faith”

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ALLUETTE’S JAZZ CAFE: 137 Calhoun St. 737-0090. TonightSat: Oscar River Trio, 9:30 p.m.; Fri: Gerald Brazel, $30, 8 and 11 p.m.; Mon-Fri: Calvin Taylor, 11:30 p.m.; Wed and Sun: Abe White, 4 p.m. AROMAS: 50 N. Market St. 723-9588. Fri-Sat: Cotton Blue, 7 p.m. ART’S BAR AND GRILL: 413 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 849-3040. Tonight: Jeff Batman and Friends; Fri: Baby Fat; Sat: Kurly Wolf; Sun: Everett Bigbee; Mon: Open mic w/ Everett Bigbee; Tues: Danielle Howell; Wed: Fowler’s Mustache. ATLANTICVILLE RESTAURANT AND WINES: 2063 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. 883-9452. Tues: Annie Boxell. AWENDAW GREEN: 4879 Hwy 17, North Awendaw. 4521642. Wed: ‘Follywood Showcase,’ w/ Mac Leaphart and My Ragged Company, The Tips, Ryan Bonner, The Dearly Beloved and Hey Rocco, free, 7 p.m. BLIND TIGER PUB: 38 Broad St. 577-0088. Tonight: Porkchop, 9 p.m.; Mon: Big Hit and Baby Kit, 9 p.m.; Tues: Velvet Jones Duo, 9 p.m.; Wed: Graham Whorley; Thurs: Porkchop, 9 p.m. BLU RESTAURANT & BAR: 1 Center St., Folly Beach. 5886658. Wed: Ryan Becknell, 6 p.m. BOWEN’S ISLAND RESTAURANT: 1870 Bowen’s Island Rd. Folly Beach. 795-2757. Fri: Open Jam w/Smoky and Steve & Co., 7 p.m. BUDDY ROES SHRIMP SHACK: 1528 Ben Sawyer Blvd. 388-5270. Tonight-Sat: Ronnie Johnson w/ Chris Clifton, 9 p.m.; Sun: Ronnie Johnson w/ Chris Clifton, 8 p.m.; Wed: The Louie D Project, 9 p.m. BUFFALO SOUTH: 1409 Folly Rd. 406-0888. Tonight: Trivia, 6 p.m. CHARLESTON GRILL: 224 King St. 577-4522. Tonight: Quentin Baxter Ensemble, 7 p.m.; Fri-Sat: Quentin Baxter Ensemble, 8 p.m.; Sun: Bob Williams Duo, 7 p.m.; Mon-Wed: Quentin Baxter Ensemble, 7 p.m. CITY LIGHTS COFFEE SHOP: 141 Market St. 853-7067. Wed: The Amazing Mittens, 6:30 p.m.

The deadline for Night Life items is Tuesday at noon the week before the event or concert takes place. Items should be faxed to the newsroom at 937-5579 or e-mailed to clubs@postandcourier.com. Items submitted after the deadline will not be printed. For more information, call 937-5582.

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Night Vizzion and Plava Ent. presents Curren$y da hot $pitta, with openers Righchus (pictured) and Benjamin Star. The show is at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at The Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the show. Call 577-6989 or visit www.etix.com THE CLUB AT MEYERS RD: 216 Meyers Rd., Summerville. 875-4215. Tonight: Shag Night. CLUB H2O: 8484 Dorchester Rd. 767-1426. Tonight: Country Dance Party, 9 p.m.; Fri-Sat: DJ Mike Mendoza, 9 p.m.; Thurs: Country Dance Party, 9 p.m.

CRAB SHACK: 26 Center St. 588-3080. Mon: Open mic w/ Dave Grunstra THE CRESCENT CONNECTION: 1910 E. Montague Ave. 528-0777. Fri-Sat: Abe White, 6 p.m.; Sun: Sunday Jazz Brunch, noon.

CUOCO PAZZO: 1035 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 971-9034. Wed, Fri-Sat: Riccardo sings Opera and Italian songs, 7 p.m. DORCHESTER LANES: 10015 Dorchester Rd., Summerville. 376-2200. Fri: The Cool; Sat:

Numb 909; 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. Sun: Carroll Brown, 8 p.m.; Tue: Carroll Brown w/Bob Sachs and The Maniax, 7:30 p.m. EAST BAY MEETING HOUSE: 159 East Bay St. 723-3446. Mon: Monday Night Poetry and Open Mic, 8 p.m. EVO PIZZERIA: 1075 E. Montague Ave. 225-1796. Tonight: The Pulse Trio, 6:30 p.m. EYE LEVEL ART: 103 Spring St. 278 2374. Tues: Improve Music Night, $5, 8 p.m. FIERY RON’S SULLIVAN’S ISLAND: 2209 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. 883-3131. Tonight: Taco Donkey, $5, 10 p.m.; Fri: Gaslight Street, $5, 10:30 p.m.; Sat: Travis Allison Band, $5, 10 p.m.; Sun: Ten Toes Up, $5, 10 p.m. Wed: Nite Ramble w/ Plantation, 8 p.m. FIERY RON’S WEST ASHLEY: 1205 Ashley River Rd. 225-2278. Tonight: Blue Plantation, 9:30 p.m.; Fri: Wicked Felinas, $5, 10 p.m.; Sat: Duwayne Burnside, $10, 10:30 p.m.; Sun: International Blues Challenge, $5, 4 p.m.; Mon: Open mic, 8 p.m.; Tues: Tim Hodson w/ Soul Captive, $5, 9 p.m. Wed: Lowcountry Blues Club, 7 p.m. FISH RESTAURANT: 442 King St. 722-3474. Tonight: Elise Testone, 7 p.m.; Fri: DJ Jaz, 10 p.m.; Sat: DJ Todd Cadley, 10 p.m. FRESHFIELDS VILLAGE GREEN: Crossroads of Kiawah and Seabrook islands. 768-6491. Fri: ‘Blues on the Green’ w/ Bradford Station, 6 p.m. GENNARO’S RESTAURANTE: 8500 Dorchester Rd. 760-9875. Tonight: Gennaro’s Jazz Ensemble, 8:30 p.m. HALLS CHOPHOUSE: 434 King St. 797-0090. Fri-Sat: Anthony Owens, 7 p.m.; Sun-Wed: Anthony Owens, 6:30 p.m. HALLIGAN’S RESTAURANT AND BAR: 3025 Ashley Towne Center, Suite 201. 225-4347. Tonight: Open mic, Karaoke, 9 p.m.; Fri: 92.5 ‘The Box’ Dance Party. HENRY’S BAR & RESTAURANT: 54 N. Market St. 7234363. Tues: Tidal Jive, 10 p.m. THE HARBOR GRILLE: 360 Concord St. 853-5752. Tonight:

Paper Cut Massacre; Sat: Overdrive; Tues: Big Hit and the Baby Kit; Wed: DJ Argento. IACOFANO’S: 629 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 881-2313. Wed: Keith Bruce, 6:30 p.m. JIMMY’S: 431 St. James Ave., Goose Creek. 553-8766. Tues: Chris Sullivan, free. J’PAULZ: 1739 Maybank Hwy., James Island. 795-6995. Fri: Doug Walters, 9:30 p.m. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 337 King St. 805-5020. Wed: Trivia, 10 p.m. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 1175 Folly Rd., James Island. 225-6996. Wed: Trivia, 9 p.m. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 1119 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 881-8734. Tonight: Eddie Stonaker w/ Freddie Ray Cleland, 9 p.m.; Tues-Wed: Trivia, 9 p.m. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 800 N. Main St., Summerville. 8756998. Tonight: Karaoke, 9 p.m.; Wed: Trivia, 9 p.m. KICKIN’ CHICKEN: 1179 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., West Ashley 766-5292. Fri: E2 w/ The Feel, 9:30 p.m.; Wed: Trivia, 9 p.m. KING STREET GRILLE: Fri: Patio Party, 6 p.m. KUDU COFFEE: 4 Vanderhorst St. 853-7186. Fri: Ryan Bailey, 8 p.m.; Sat: Mel Washington, 8 p.m.; Thurs: Megan Jean and The KFB, 8 p.m. LALO’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 1585 Central Ave., Summerville. 873-9988. Tonight: Barry, free, 7 p.m.; Sat: North By South, free, 9 p.m. LAZO: 11 Center St, Folly Beach. 633-0045. Fri: The Vinny Youngblood Band w/ Dave Grunstra, 10 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. 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.

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p.m.; Sat: Meltdown Massacre II w/ Ana Sia, Eliot Lipp, Mimosa, Tonight: Ann Caldwell w/Loos- Charlie P, Pericles and NostaleFit, 6 p.m.; Fri: Ann Caldwell, gia, $25, 8 p.m.; Tues: The Beau8 p.m.; Sat: Gerald Gregory, tiful Girls w/ Long Miles, $10 for 6 p.m., Robert Lewis Trio, 8 students, $12-15, 8 p.m. p.m.; Sun: Jordan Gravel, 6 OASIS BAR AND GRILL: 778 p.m.; Mon: Leah Suarez Jazz Folly Rd., James Island. Tonight: Trio, 6 p.m.; Tues: The Frank The Fear of Falling; Fri: Fusebox Duvall Instrumental Jazz Trio, Poet; Sat: Actuatus w/ Homi6 p.m.; Wed: Cameron’s Trio, 6 cyde; Sun: Nathaniel Irving; p.m. Tues: Rawberry Jam; Thurs: The THE MILL LOUNGE: 1026 E. 33’s. Montague Ave. 225-2650. Fri: O’BRIONS: 520 Folly Rd. Suite The Back Row Baptists, 8 p.m., A. 795-0309. Fri: Dave Grunstra, Whiskey ‘n Ramblin’, 10 p.m.; 5:30 p.m. Sat: Jason and the Juggernauts O’MALLEY’S: 549 King St. w/ Jem Crossland, Ras Dave 805-5000. Tue: Trivia, 7 p.m. and Whiskey n’ Ramblin’, 8 MERLY’S PUB: 1217 Red Bank p.m.; Tues: Dirk Quinn Band, 9 Rd., Goose Creek Fri: Karaoke, p.m. 9 p.m. MOJO’S CLUB AND CIGAR OSCAR’S RESTAURANT: 207 BAR: 945 Bacons Bridge Rd. W. 5th North St., Summerville. 875-5099. Mon: Shag. 871-3800. Tonight: Trivia, 7 p.m. MORGAN CREEK GRILL: 80 PATRICK’S PUB: 1377 Ashley 41st Ave. IOP. 886-8980. Fri: River Rd. 571-3435. Tonight: KaRene Russell w/ Danielle Howle, raoke, 9 p.m.; Sat: Drag Show. 6:30 p.m.; Sat: Jeff Liberty, 6:30 PAUL’Z: 1739 Maybank Hwy., p.m.; Sun: Rene Russell w/ Bec- Charleston. 442-4480. Tonight: ca Bessinger Duo, 4 p.m. Joe Clarke Quartet, 7 p.m. MUSIC FARM: 32 Ann St. 577PENACHIOS FINE DINING & 6989. Tonight: Trident United LOUNGE: 2447 Ashley River Rd. Way’s Battle of the Bands, $10, 402-9640. Thurs: Debbie Prine, 6 p.m.; Fri: DJ Icey, $12-15, 9 9 p.m.

THE POUR HOUSE: 1977 Maybank Hwy. 571-4343. Tonight: Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit w/ Josh Roberts, $13-15, 10 p.m.; Fri: Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit w/ Leslie, $13-15, 10 p.m.; Sat: Folkgrass, free, 5 p.m., Tea Leaf Green w/ The Hill Country Revue, $15, 9 p.m.; Sun: Jesse Pritchard and Friends, free, 5 p.m.; Tues: The Hawkes, free, 9 p.m.; Thurs: Shane Pruitt Band and Weight Station, $8, 9 p.m. RED DRUM GASTROPUB: 803 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 849-0313. Wed: Triple Lindy, 9 p.m. RITA’S: 2 Center St., Folly Beach. 633-5330. Tonight: Beatles on Beach; Fri: Trick Me; Sat: Dave Lando; Sun: Ed Or; Mon: Not so Serious; Tues: Diesel Brothers; Wed: Mac Leaphart. THE ROCK LOUNGE: 1662 Savannah Hwy. 225-2200. Fri: Mingle & Calibrate, 8 p.m.; Sat: Momma & The Redemption Band, 8 p.m.; Thurs: Ricky and The Rattlers, 8 p.m. SAND DOLLAR: 7 Center St., Folly Beach. 588-9498. Fri-Sat: On The Hunt. SEEL’S OFF THE HOOK: 2213

Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, 883-5030. Fri and Sat: DJ C.Nile, 10 p.m.; Wed: The Bushels, 7 p.m. SEE WEE: 4808 Hwy. 17 N, Awendaw. 928-3609. Fri: The Sweetgrass Band; Sat: Jef Wilson. SODA WATER GRILL: 1960 Riviera Drive, Mt. Pleasant. 388-0309. Sat: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Tues: Open mic w/Danny Wright, 7 p.m. SOUTHERN BREWERY AND SMOKEHOUSE: 161 East Bay St. 577-7188. Tonight: Salsa Night, 10 p.m. SPANKY BOTTOMS: 570 College Park Rd. 553-0834. Fri-Sat and Wed: Karaoke w/Debbie Prine, 8 p.m. SUNFIRE GRILL & BISTRO: 1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. 7660223. Tonight: Calvin Taylor, 6 p.m.; Fri: Chris Tidestrom, 6 p.m.; Sat: Keith Duff, 6:30 p.m.; Mon: Singer and Songwriter Night, 8 p.m. Thurs: Calvin Taylor, 6 p.m. THE SWAMP FOX AT THE FRANCIS MARION HOTEL: 387 King St. 724-8888. Fri-Sat: Pianist Bill Howland 6 p.m. 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. 5340043. Sat: Annie Boxell, 6 p.m. TOMMY CONDON’S: 160 Church St. 577-3818. TonightSat: 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: Po Ridge, 10 p.m.; Sat: Old You, 10 p.m. VOODOO: 15 Magnolia Rd. 769-0228. Tonight: Ras Bonghi Reggae All-Stars. WET WILLIE’S: 209 East Bay St. 853-5650. Mon: Metal Mondays. WILD WING DOWNTOWN:

6 N. Market St. 722-9464. Tonight: DJ Party; Fri: Soulfish; Sat: Red Emotion Riot; Sun: Plane Jane; Mon: Rotie Acoustic; Tues: Team Trivia; Wed: Diesel Brothers; Thurs: DJ Dance Party. WILD WING MT. PLEASANT: 664 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. 971-9464. Fri: Chuck Courtneay; Sat: The Will; Sun: David Dunning; Tues: Team Trivia; Wed: Jamisun. WILD WING N. CHARLESTON: 7618 Rivers Ave. 8189464. Tonight: Ed Miller Karaoke; Fri: Plane Jane; Sat: Cherry Bomb; Sun: Matt Jordan w/ Fred; Mon: Team Trivia; Tues: Outshyne; Wed: Rotie and Morgan of Soulfish; Thurs: Ed Miller Karaoke. THE WINDJAMMER: 1008 Ocean Blvd., IOP. 886-8596. Fri-Sat: Hotel Carolina Festival, $89.99; Tues: Beach Ball, 7 p.m.; Wed: Xavier Rudd and Izintaba w/ Good Old War, $20, 8 p.m. WOLFTRACK BAR AND GRILL: 1807 Parsonage Rd. 768-0853. Tonight: Open mic w/ Everett Bigbee; Fri: Cherry Bomb; Sat: Johnny Mac and The Booty Ranch.

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How to enjoy and survive tubing trip down Edisto River BY EMILY COLEMAN

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uring the warmer months (OK, to be more realistic, humid, sticky, hot months) in Charleston, there is a seemingly never-ending list of water-related things to do to keep cool. From paddle-boarding to surfing and simply lying out on the beach, the possibilities are endless. But a somewhat hidden gem of an activity lies just 45 minutes away from downtown Charleston. Tubing down the Edisto River has become a pastime that attracts hundreds of people each weekend during South Carolina’s summer months. However, planning a trip takes more than jumping in a tube and floating. Herein lies the key to a successful day in the river: No. 1: Check the weather. Although the odds of a person getting struck by lightening are 1 in 500,000 (thank you, Wikipedia), it would really stink to be that 500,000th person. And it’s fairly possible that the odds increase when you are sitting in water for three to six hours. Although overhearing a person say, “We are sitting in rubber tubes which

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grounds us, right?” may be comforting, it is terribly inaccurate. Floating in lightning is dangerous, and when it rains, it’s cold. Stick to planning your trips on sunny weekends. No. 2: Don’t procrastinate when buying a floatation device. There are a number of stores that sell pool floats from Dick’s Sporting Goods ($25 to $150) to Walmart ($10 to $75) and Target ($10 to $75). The most reliable floats can be bought at Hays Tire, where for around $20 you can buy the inside of a truck tire. However, unless you want to float down the river with a pair of swimmies on each arm and a pool noodle between your legs, make sure not to wait until 9:45 the night before the trip to buy the goods. No. 3: Make sure you know where to start and finish, as the Edisto River is 206 miles long. Many floaters start at Givhan’s Ferry State Park in Ridgeville. Ad-

mission to the park is $2 a person. For pickup, many floaters leave a car at Messervy Landing, which can be accessed off Boat Landing Road 10 minutes down the road from Givhans Ferry State Park. No. 4: Leave your valuables at home. AAA can’t break in to luxury vehicles, and most companies will not replace your electronics if water damage is involved (not that this has happened). If you can’t easily replace an item that you bring down the river (car keys, electronics, small children, etc.), don’t bring them. The Edisto is a blackwater river, which is exactly what it sounds like. You will not be able to see anything that sinks to the bottom. No. 5: BYOB and S and F. Boozing on the river is permitted, but make sure to have your drinks in a cooler or you could face a fine of $250 a brew. Oh, yeah, sunscreen and food are a pretty good idea, too. And make sure to bring a bag for your trash. With Charleston’s warmer days usually extending into mid-October, you have two more months of warm-weather weekends left to plan your trip. So what will you be doing this weekend?

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Harley-Davidson’s all-female party may bring out the biker in you

women now account for more than 12 percent of new motorcycle purchases.” This gave Oldal an idea: hen you think of What if Low Country HarHarley-Davidson, ley-Davidson hosted an allwhat comes to women garage party? mind? Big, shiny motorOldal said that many cycles. Big, burly guys with women who are interested beards and tattoos. Not a in motorcycles might be whole lot of women are in hesitant to strut into the the Harley-Davidson scene, dealership with questions. right? Wrong. The upcoming Garage Party The staff at Low Country is a way for chicks to break Harley-Davidson said that into the scene. there are more women into “Women and men ride for riding Harley-Davidsons the same reasons: freedom, than you might first imagadventure and individuality. ine. It’s how they get going that “The percent of women can take a different path,” who have purchased new Oldal said. “Women tend to Harley-Davidson motorspend more time investigatcycles has steadily increased ing the sport prior to getting in the past twenty years,” involved. The Garage Party said the retailer’s event plan- gives women an interactive, ner, Jennifer Oldal. “In fact, intimidation-free way to

more info Ready to rev up your motorcycle and get on the road? Check out the Low Country Harley-Davidson Garage Party 6-9 p.m. Saturday. RSVP to the event by calling 5541847 or e-mailing Oldal at events@ lowcountryharley. com.

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gather information and have fun doing it.” When asked what top three things Garage Party attendees would learn, Oldal said, “The difference between a Fat Boy and a Road King. How to pick up a dropped bike and how to grab life by the handlebars

and feel the power of the open road.” Let’s get this straight: After leaving the Garage Party, I’ll be able to talk more knowledgeably about motorcycles. I’ll also be able to stand up with the bike after I fall down (because I’ll surely fall down at some point). And

I’ll most likely fall in love with a lifestyle based on adventure and freedom. I’m hooked. Oldal said the Low Country Harley-Davidson Garage Party isn’t just about hardcore bikers and skulls and roses. “There is such a variety

of customers who enter the dealership,” Oldal said. “We see tattoos and long beards, and we see popped collars and cleanshaven faces. We see women, we see men, we see all different colors and all different ages. HarleyDavidson is one brand that has the ability to unite all.”

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his time, “Here Listen To This” was able to grab Atlanta hiphop artist Donnis’ ear. He opened up for Chiddy Bang on Aug. 15 at the Music Farm. For all things Donnis, check www.donnismusic. com and to get information on his “Fashionably Late” EP. Many thanks to one of ATL’s finest for checking these tunes.

Goodie Mob, ‘Soul Food’ Ah, “Soul food.” I think it was ’96 or ’97. I vividly remember the video. Good message, good video. I re-

member LaFace Records. I was in middle school. TO SEE IT ONLINE: www.youtube.com/ watch?v=Lwh02qMxGUQ or use the keywords: “Soul,” “Food” and “Goodie.”

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ TV theme

(Laughs) Turtles! When I hear this, I think about Jonesboro, Ga. I remember going to Burger King ... this was before the movie came out and they were giving out VHS tapes of the show. I remember my dad came home from a business trip with the figures and I was disappointed they didn’t do more stuff but that’s where the imagination came in. Heroes in a half-shell, turtle power! Get that!

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Public Enemy, ‘Rebel Without A Pause’

My cousin got me into this stuff. Classic material. Great message. Real music. TO SEE IT ONLINE: www.youtube.com/ watch?v=Erj9g4Or1rU or use the keywords: “Public,” “Enemy” and “Pause.”

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Below are photos from the August 20 “Monthly Variations” show at Gullah Cuisine in Mount Pleasant. The night featured music, comedy and poetry. The next “Monthly Variations” is planned for September. These photos were taken by Jeffrey Wahl Photography. Upload your own photos at www.charlestonscene.com.


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On the web

‘Hairspray’ by Charleston Stage

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ctors are rehearsing, curtains soon will rise and the fall arts season will be in full swing. Here’s a roundup of the first of many performances: Some companies are sharing resources to stretch budgets, while others are celebrating finally being home again.

‘Circle Mirror Transformation’ by Pure

“‘Is He Dead?’ by Footlight Players

A prime example is that Pure Theatre, which has been searching for a home, will open its season Sept. 3 at the Charleston Ballet Theatre’s studio/theater on King Street. “We were so lucky to perform at the Circular Congregational Church’s Lance Hall for two years, and are so very grateful to the church for having us,” says PURE co-founder Sharon Graci. “Jill Bahr and Patti Cantwell at CBT have graciously offered their space to us when they are not using it, and we are thrilled.” PURE’s eighth season-opener is Annie Baker’s new play, “Circle Mirror Transformation,” which won a 2010 Obie Award and other offBroadway honors. A professional actor who for 29 years appeared in hundreds of regional and off-Broadway plays in the New York area, Randy Neale says, “Since moving here in 1996, I’ve been in four plays at PURE and feel so lucky to be in this one.”

Fittingly enough, it is an acting class that provides the impetus for “Circle Mirror Transformation,” and Neale teaches drama and other classes at Charleston Collegiate School. Graci, the show’s director, says the script traces the lives of a handful of small-town Vermont residents who gather each week to attend an acting class taught at the local community center. As time passes, exercises required in the class end up shaping the participants’ lives in significant ways. Neale says he thinks this play requires an unusual style of acting. “The script requires a subtle type of acting, no histrionics or overblown outbursts, just a very natural type of dialogue, which I really admire.” Neale portrays James, husband of Marty, who co-directs the town’s community center. “James is an economics professor who doesn’t care about acting but who is roped into joining the class by his wife,” Neale says. “As the small class meets once a week for six weeks, the members learn personal information about each other as the acting exercises reveal human frailties.” Other cast members are: Paul Whitty, Carri Schawb, Pam Galle and Sullivan Graci Hamilton. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3 and 4, 10, 11 and 16-18, and at 2 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Charleston Ballet Theatre, 477 King St. Tickets are $20-$30 with $15 student tickets 30 minutes before show time. Tickets may be purchased by calling 866-811-4111, online at www.puretheatre.org or at the door.

‘Is He Dead?’ by Footlight Players

‘Cymbeline’ by College of Charleston theatre

Are you worth more dead than alive? Mark Twain seemed to think so in “Is He Dead?” an unpublished farce he penned in 1898. Discovered by Twain scholar Shelley Fisher Fishkin, the play was adapted for Broadway by experimental playwright David Ives (“All in the Timing”). Greg Tavares, co-founder of The Have Nots! and Theatre 99, directs “Is He Dead?” as the opener of The Footlight Players’ 79th season, which begins Friday. Set in 1846, the story takes place in Barbizon, France, where a group of financially strapped artists decide to help Jean-Francois Millet, an undiscovered genius artist threatened with debtor’s prison. The artists hope to increase the value of Millet’s work by publicizing his “death” and throwing a full-scale fake funeral. But a surprise guest attends. Playing the “dead” artist is College of Charleston senior Peter Galle. A philosophy major, Galle says, “Philosophy and acting are inextricably related. Philosophy asks us to look into the interior of our lives, and acting asks us to look into the interior of a character’s life.” Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sept. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11, and at 3 p.m. Sunday and Sept. 12 at 20 Queen St. Tickets are $25 for the general public; $22 for senior citizens and $15 for students. To purchase, call 722-4487 or visit www.etix.com.

“ ‘Cymbeline’s’ plot is much like a modern adventure film such as an ‘Indiana Jones’ movie, but with Shakespeare’s beautiful language,” says Todd McNerney, chairman of the College of Charleston’s theater department and director of Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline,” currently playing at the college. The play tells of virtuous young princess Imogen, the rightful heir to Cymbeline’s kingdom, who must overcome mistaken identities, an evil stepmother and epic battles to claim her right. The cast includes Evan Parry, David Hallat, Susie Hallat, Robbie Thomas, Samantha Pedings and George Metropolis. Performances are at 8 p.m. Sept. 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7, and at 3 p.m. Sept. 5 in the Robinson Theatre on campus. Tickets are $15 and $10 and may be purchased by calling 953-5604 or at the door.

‘Hairspray’ by Charleston Stage Give it a spritz. Charleston Stage celebrates its 33rd season at the newly restored Dock Street Theatre with a rendition of “Hairspray,” and that’s no tease. The inimitable John Waters’ 1988 cult classic film told the tale of a Baltimore girl with a heart and passion as outsized as her hair. At the time, it was a surprising turn toward PG country from the schocky shockmeister, but the story’s engaging meld of satire and nostalgia was almost im-

mediately embraced by denizens of the musical theater. Now it’s a stage classic as well. Opening Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and running through Sept. 19, “Hairspray” centers on the “pleasantly plump” Tracy Turnblad, for whom dancing is the centerpiece of life. When the popular “Corny Collins Show” heralds a dance competition for America’s next teen dance star, Turnblad jumps at the chance to put on the pumps and realize a dream. But in an era of persisting racial and class divisions, she must vault over these barriers, capture the regard of heartthrob Link Larkin and even spend the night in jail to achieve her ends. “Hairspray” features a hit score including “Good Morning Baltimore,” “You Can’t Stop the Beat” and “The Nicest Kids in Town,” with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman. Spoken dialogue (the “book,” in stage parlance) is by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan. Marybeth Clark directs the Charleston Stage production, with musical direction by Amanda Wansa and choreography by Lindsey Lamb Archer. Starring are Mary-E Godfrey as Tracy Turnblad, Nicholas Piccola as Link Larkin, Ira Lindberg Harris as Seaweed, Allison Schnake as Amber Von Tussle, Tamia Horton as Lil’ Inez and Crystin Gillmore as Motormouth Maybelle.Additional performances are slated for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4, 8-11 and 16-18, and 3 p.m. Sunday and Sept. 12 and 19. Tickets are $38-$52 for adults, $36-$52 for seniors (60+), $22-$52 for students. Call 856-5316 or visit www.charlestonstage.com.


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takes a village to raise a public house, and Coleman Public House is no exception to the British social axiom. Or maybe its trajectory was wellserved when it received a “sacramental” or blessing of the Greek Orthodox Church of Charleston before its May opening. In either case, this popular spot in the “Teak House” strip mall provides the affordable luxury of craft beers and right-priced food. It was in the public houses that bar counters were introduced to expedite the service of cask ale and keg beer. At the bar of CPH, you will find friendly service and a knowledgeable staff that can guide your tastebuds from an easy-drinking Gaffel Kolsch to a hoppy Bell’s Two Hearted Ale. (The latter taking second place in the Zymurgy Readers Pole; first place went to Pliny the Elder, a double IPA from Russian River Brewing Co. in California). The beer menu changes weekly. Beer samplers ($8 for four pours) are a great way to taste the taps at CPH whether you prefer the top fermented ales or the bottom fermented lagers. The bottled beer menu will not disappoint beer geeks, but if your suds of choice are PBR or MGD, its best to take your thirst to another watering hole.

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restaurant review CUISINE: Global American CATEGORY: Neighborhood Favorite PHONE: 416-8833 LOCATION: 427 W. Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant FOOD: ★★★½ ATMOSPHERE: ★★★ SERVICE: ★★★½ PRICE: $-$$ COSTS: Appetizers $2.95-$9.95, soups and salads $3.95$9.95, burgers $8.95, flatbreads $9.95, lunch features $7.95-$12.95; dinner features $10.95-$18.95; brunch features $5.95-$12.95. Daily specials MP. WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: Yes VEGETARIAN OPTIONS: Yes BAR: Full-service bar. Happy hour 4-7 p.m. weekdays, $3 domestics; $4 Chardonnay and Cabernet, CPH “featured beer of the week.” Seven rotating selections on tap. HOURS: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m. daily. Check for holiday hours. DECIBEL LEVEL: Moderate PARKING: Lot on premises OTHER: Sixteen taps with seven rotating selections; bottomless mimosas on Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Live jazz on Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Beer of the week feature; daily specials. Beer-related events and entertainment. www.colemanpublichouse.com; colemanpublichouse@gmail.com. Also on Facebook.


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dar cheeses with a tomato- kraut slowly braised down basil soup chaser. Rib-eye to tender satin strands of CPH had five of the seven is the cut of beef for the cabbage seasoned with allTrappist beers at the time steak and eggs ($12.95). spice. Grainy mustard put of our visit: This spiritual The dinner menu is some pucker-power into home of beer was wellserved 5-10 p.m. and feathis dish. It missed only on represented both on tap tures pastry-wrapped not having some great Gerand in bottles. In fact, ahi ($17.95) glazed in soy man rye bread and a crock much of the beer menu was sauce; sea scallops ($16.95) of sweet butter to make a an homage to Belgium. wrapped in prosciutto and perfect pub grub entree. South Carolina was repre- served over tomato risotto The flatbreads are thinsented by Kind IPAs: North with beurre blanc. This is crusted, crackerlike platCarolina by Foothills Dou- no ordinary bar kitchen. A forms for the flavors of ble IPA. lamb appetizer is topped Greece, Italy, the Southwest The bar is cozy with its with enoki mushrooms and the “woodland” that newly installed high-top and daikon sprouts; orzo is layers earthy mushrooms tables, and its color scheme toasted and topped with a with sweet caramelized onof turquoise and brown is chicken breast napped with ions and a finish of white easy on your eyes. A little porcini sauce, and the fries truffle oil. All are priced at bit coastal, a little bit pubare made in-house. $9.95. by. Booths and tables dog leg off the bar area, and a The bar is cozy with its newly rear dining room, though spacious, suffers from a installed high-top tables, and its solar effect that makes it uncomfortable in both temperature and glare this color scheme of turquoise and brown hot and sunny summer. is easy on your eyes. A little bit Aged shutters, iron grill work and mixed-media art collages soften the expanse coastal, a little bit pubby. of walls and give an air of sophistication to the dining areas. Daily specials are availIf you like ground lamb CPH has a master menu able at lunch and dinner, ($8.95), do try the lamb that is offered from openand favorites sell out. Note: sliders that flourish in the ing to closing. Try the fried The braised short ribs Mediterranean with oreggreen tomato Napoleon ($16.95) with horseradish ano, chutney, crisp pickles ($6.95) with a Chimay or potato gratin and grilled and tzatziki sauce. a Belgian Orval with the asparagus are popular here. Desserts are unremarksteamed mussels ($9.95). We took the pub route able: a chocolate-chip layer Just want to munch? Orwith our ordering. No pie cake or a cheesecake with der the rosemary popcorn and a pint here but fish and caramel at the time of our ($2.95) in which freshly chips ($10.95) made with visit. popped corn is tossed a thin veil of ale-battered The wait staff is friendly in rosemary-infused oil. haddock and house-made and well-versed in the nuFlatbreads ($9.95), burgers tartar sauce. It was accom- ances of the beers they ($8.95) and soup and salads panied by starchy and pip- serve, and when they are ($3.95-$9.95) make dining ing hot “chips” and a shak- not, they easily seek the easy on the budget and are er of malt vinegar. This information for you. Tastdiverse enough to please dish was one of the better ings are poured routinely, many appetites. “chippers” around town. and the brews are served in There are daily lunch feaBrat and chop ($14.95) their distinguished glasstures served 11:30 a.m.-3 would make a biergarten ware. p.m. This fare is not peowner proud. A grilled CPH allows you to eat destrian. Grilled cheese is wurst was served with a simply while enjoying the made with brioche and fea- tender, flavor-dense pork complexity of a rebirth in tures goat, Jack and Ched- chop surrounded by sauer- our populist beverage: beer.

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Guerrilla Cuisine-inspired LIME gets green light and Brooke Ryan of 95SX morning show “Two Girls & A Guy.” This seasonal cocktail will be served at Circa 1886 in December. The restaurant is at 149 Wentworth St., 8537828, www.circa1886.com.

LIME (Local. Impromptu. Moveable. Evening.) is Charleston’s newest underground experience created by chef Renata Dos Santos. Think underground supper, guerrilla gourmet, passwords and local, seasonal foods. The first installment of LIME will take place 5 p.m. Sept. 18. Dos Santos will serve as chef for this initial event, and there will be a special guest mixologist. The location will be revealed two days before the event via e-mail to confirmed guests. Tickets are $125 with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Simply Divine Garden, a local nonprofit that plants personalized organic gardens at the homes of people undergoing treatment for cancer. Tickets can be purchased at www.limeincharleston. com.

Cold beer

Laura Alberts at 891 Island Park Drive, Daniel Island, will host a Southern Tier beer dinner at 7 p.m. Friday. Cost is $45 plus tax and gratuity. To reserve, call 881-4711 for the four-course menu partnered with the small-batch craft beers of the summer season: Heavy Weizen, Hop Sun, Farmer’s Tan, Unearthly IPA and Mokah brewed with chocolate and coffee! Executive chef Matt Brigham’s menu brings these beers to life.

Bon Appetit

McCrady’s bar menu and chef Sean Brock’s creativity are featured in Bon Appetit magazine on sale this week. Check out the article and then go taste for yourself. The changing menu is posted in the chalk at McCrady’s

Hit the dock

Crosby’s Dock Cook-Outs are now official. Join the fun at 6-10 p.m. Fridays. A simple, seasonal menu is prepared from local seafood. Beer and wine are on the menu. No reservations are needed. This is a cash-only enterprise. For more details, call 795-4049. The dock is at 2223 Folly Road.

Seafood event

Renata Dos Santos, of LIME. bar. Fried bread and butter pickles with Green Goddess dressing: These are not your momma’s gherkins! For the recipe, visit www. bonappetit.com/recipes/2010/09/fried_bread_ and_butter_pickles_with_ green_goddess_dressing. Also, the Charleston Crepe Co. is featured as the top spot to get lunch at the Charleston Farmers Market. Check it out in the September issue.

Shake it up, baby

The winner of this year’s Circa 1886 Christmas Cocktail Contest is not only a tribute to the flavors of the holiday season but to the Holy City’s many mansions, including the Wentworth

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Mansion, which houses Circa 1886 in the former carriage house. Nona Pontiff of Mount Pleasant took first place with her Gingerbread Mansion Martini, featuring vanilla vodka, dark chocolate liqueur and fresh gingerinfused simple syrup. The martini glass was garnished with crushed graham crackers. Circa 1886 executive chef Marc Collins, restaurant manager Mark Severs and head bartender Brooks Alger selected three finalists. Judges then tasted and ranked each one on originality and flavors. Judges were Marcus Amaker, editor of Charleston Scene; Greg Hambrick, news editor of the Charleston City Paper;

Wine on the Water celebrates the S.C. Aquarium and all proceeds from this culinary event benefit the Aquarium’s conservation and education programs. Participating restaurants and chefs are High Cotton Charleston, along with Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar, Blu Restaurant and Bar, The Buccaneer and Saffire at the Marriott. Wine on the Water takes place 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Chefs from each restaurant will create a sustainable seafood dish for guests to enjoy along with paired wines. There will be live music. Tickets are $25 for Aquarium members and $35 for nonmembers, and can be purchased online or by calling 577-3474. The Aquarium is at 100 Aquarium Wharf, www.scaquarium.org.

Wine + Food

Tickets to the BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival on March 3-6 will be available before Sept. 2 to food enthusiasts who book hotel packages as part of a special Hotel Package Promotion. Tickets to the festival have typically sold out months

before the opening weekend and hotel packages are a way to secure tickets. All hotel packages are subject to availability. For complete hotel package promotion details, visit, www. wineandfoodpackages.com. For more information about the festival visit charlestonwineandfood. com or call 727-9889, ext. 1. Online ticket sales begin Sept. 2

Regional classic

Hominy Grill’s shrimp and grits were just selected as one of America’s Best Top 10 Regional Classics by the Food Network. The restaurant and its grits will be featured in an upcoming Food Network special, “America’s 10 Best Regional Classics” hosted by Alton Brown on Sept. 22. Hominy Grill’s chocolate

pudding also was recently featured on the Food Network on “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” Hominy Grill is at 207 Rutledge Ave.; 937-0930; hominygrill.com.

Now open

King Street Grille inside the Citadel Mall, Sam Rittenberg Boulevard is now open for lunch, dinner and late night.

Coming soon

◗ Dog & Duck’s third loca-

tion, 1124 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., the week of Sept. 13. www.dogandduckfamilypubs.com. ◗ TabbUli Grill to 6 North Market Street. 628-5959; wwww.tabbuligrill.com. ◗ Black Bean Co.’s grand opening at 116 Spring St. is Sept. 15. 277-0990; www. BlackBeanCo.com.

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with them. Finito. Now it is a matter of forecasting seasonal crops for writing seasonal menus. It is a much greater effort to feature as much local produce as we are using. Q: You are committed to the craft of salumeri. Can you talk a little bit about that? What it is and why it is so important to you? A: Since I can remember, I

have always been fascinated by salumeri and charcuterie. Salumeri is slow food on steroids. For most all the salumeri that we feature, there is at least a 2½-month wait to see how what we did turned out. It requires a lot of patience. I think I also love it so much because like many great epicurean foodstuffs, it was born out of necessity. It was a way to fully utilize and preserve a precious commodity in a land where meat wasn’t always so commonplace. Thus, being the resourceful people they are, Italians developed a way of preserving something for the long term that would nor-

mally spoil in a week or less. Q: What is your guilty pleasure food? A: Anything that is fried. We have chicken tenders at work, for the kiddies, that are all too easy to drop in the fryer and cook. Tuesday night, fried chicken dinner night at the Glass Onion is where I like to get my fix; outside of work, easily the best fried chicken I have ever had. Thank God my girlfriend does not work there anymore. The only thing worse for you than fried chicken is fried chicken at midnight after work. There should be a 12-step program for those things.

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acques Larson began cooking in Charleston at Peninsula Grill in 1996. After a few years as executive chef of Basil’s Trattoria and Wine Bar in Greensboro, N.C., Larson returned to the Lowcountry. He is now executive chef of Wild Olive on Johns Island. Q: You’ve been cooking professionally since you were 21. How has your cooking style evolved since your career began? A: I continue to simplify my approach to everything. Less is certainly more. I was making salsa for a staff meal this week and I remembered the first time I made salsa. There were about 12 ingredients in it. This week’s salsa had all of five ingredients and I am sure blew the doors off of my first take. Q: How is what you are doing with Wild Olive different than what you were doing at Mercato? A: The commitment to local product is No. 1. Second, I think I am getting back to a more personalized style. Q: I know that you are trying to emphasize fresh and local ingredients at Wild Olive. How much of your menu is local? A: I really couldn’t guess how much is local. Though we purchase hundreds of dollars each week in produce, produce only makes up a small fraction of inventory. The commitment really comes down to focusing on the farms in the area and the farmers. Before, someone would bring me three dozen squash blossoms and I would do a special


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Dig in to Cafe Fork BY ROB YOUNG

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PHOTOS BY ROB YOUNG

The dining area at Cafe Fork.

Voodoo pasta, made with black squid ink noodles, spicy sausage and Cajun shrimp. of the large open kitchen, helping carry out a mix of contemporary and traditional decor. Here, offerings are considerable, such as the lobster cobb roll, a classic updated with bacon, tomato and avocado; sugar magnolia chicken salad sandwich, blended with red grapes and walnut pralines; the

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WHAT: Cafe Fork. WHERE: 2408 Ashley River Road, West Ashley. PHONE: 769-0300. WEB: www.cafefork.com. HOURS: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

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he new Cafe Fork is the offshoot of Fork Fine Gourmet Catering & Events, and the capable husband-and-wife team of Margaret and Wendall Edwards. Wendall and chef Matt Shearer share credit for the menu, a fresh, inventive mix of sandwiches, salads, specials (say, the double cut pork chops with brandied peaches), and “of the moment” pizzas, like the Italian sausage variety with spinach, garlic, feta and parmesan cheeses. The cafe itself, at Pier Point Crossing, is handsome and well-conceived, and frankly, an unexpected find in West Ashley. The cozy affair joins together diners at an expansive, marble community table, situated at the heart of the dining area. About 12 people can share the space, framed by fresh roses and flowers, and a large wrought-iron, bronze chandelier hanging overhead. The walls are painted an attractive robin egg blue. A series of four color prints appropriately displaying forks dress up one of the walls, while on the opposite hang several attractive oils on canvas. Distressed wooden tables and chairs make up a de facto counter at the edge

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smoked duck breast spinach salad; and the voodoo pasta, made with black squid ink noodles, spicy sausage and Cajun shrimp. Our only qualm with Fork? That the cafe just serves lunch — such a shame. But with any luck, maybe we won’t have to wait long until dinner turns up on the menu.

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Wild Wing has a nice spread BY JACK HUNTER

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Squeeze in some time for a martini with Reay Rountree DENISE K. JAMES

Bartender and owner Reay Rountree has worked at Acme, J. Bistro and the Purple Tree Lounge. BY DENISE K. JAMES

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am always down for a good martini. Visit Squeeze on East Bay for an after-dinner cocktail, and meet part-owner and bartender Reay Rountree. He’s easy to strike up a conversation with, and the cozy environment of the bar provides an air of exclusivity without the snobbery. Squeeze is the place to impress your friends from out of town, or to have that postwork nightcap. Q: How long have you been with Squeeze? A: Since its inception four years ago. Q: What do you love about it? A: I love the character and

if you go WHAT: Squeeze. WHERE: 213 East Bay St. PHONE: 937-6210.

I love the clientele. It’s an even mixture of locals and tourists. It’s an intimate environment and you feel like you can talk to anyone. Q: What is Squeeze’s trademark? A: Quality drinks — not just the same old vodka tonic, but well-crafted martinis. We also have an awesome staff. Q: Your favorite cocktail to prepare? A: Probably our Thin Mint martini. It’s Godiva chocolate, creme de cocoa,

a splash of Rumple Minze and a cocoa rim. It tastes just like a Girl Scout cookie. We also have a shot ... (that’s) chili-infused tequila (made in-house), along with Cholula hot sauce and a pickle! Q: What special beers do you offer? A: We always have a seasonal tap. But I guess our claim to fame is the mini High Life. It’s honestly our most popular beer. We call them “grenades.” Q: What about wines? A: Everything here is by the glass. I really like our Cabernet; it’s Paso Creek Cabernet. It’s a great value. Q: What’s your bartending background? A: I started off working at Acme, a night club that used to be downtown. I

also worked at J. Bistro in Mount Pleasant and the Purple Tree Lounge. Q: What’s your own favorite cocktail? A: Guinness and shots of Jameson. I’m Scotch-Irish. Q: What’s another good bar in Charleston? A: That’s a hard question. Other than my bar, I’d say Gene’s Haufbrau or Surf Bar on Folly Beach. Q: What drink would you concoct for someone who didn’t want booze? A: I’d make a good virgin mojito. Pregnant women always want that. You gotta put it in a fancy glass, make them feel like part of the festivities. Q: Your best hangover tip? A: A burger from Five Guys and a Vitamin Water.

ears ago, one of my favorite things to do was go to the Wild Wing Cafe downtown to see local hair metal tribute act Iron Cherry. As part of their shtick, they would refer to the place as the “Wild Wing Civic Center” and the always large crowd the band drew would transform the famous chicken wing restaurant into one, big raucous bar. It was a blast. These days, Iron Cherry is still drawing raucous crowds around town (they’re appearing at Jimbo’s Rock Lounge, uh, I mean “civic center,” in West Ashley on Sept. 4) and of course, Wild Wing has spread well beyond downtown, including North Charleston. The tasty wings have always been the main draw (the Ragin’ Cajun, Santa Fe and Wild West are some of my favorites), but it should not go unnoticed that Wild Wing is also a very fun bar, especially as the night progresses. At the North Charleston location, the bar is the first thing you see when you walk through the door, and is usually easy to access unless the night gets busy. Even so, the Wild Wing staff works hard, and I’ve

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rarely had trouble getting a drink. Catty-corner to the bar is the stage, where Wild Wing features live music most nights of the week, and the sound and atmosphere have always made it a good place to see bands. Local acts such as the Diesel Brothers (every Tuesday) and Plane Jane (every Friday) are staples; Wednesdays are usually acoustic nights; Thursday is karaoke; and different live bands are rotated on Saturdays.

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‘Nanny McPhee Returns’ Emma Thompson hasn’t lost her touch

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t can take a miracle to create a movie that’s fun for kids and their parents. Luckily, Nanny McPhee has a little magic up her sleeve. It may not have the grown-up appeal of a Pixar creation, but there’s plenty in “Nanny McPhee Returns” to keep everyone entertained for the surprisingly fleeting 108 minutes. Emma Thompson reprises her 2005 role as the title character, a strict old bag who looks more Roald Dahl than Mary Poppins. Her appearance is startling: Along with some spectacularly hairy moles, OUTPOST FILMS/AP Nanny McPhee touts a bulDirectors Sebastian Junger (left) and Tim Hetherington are shown at the Restrepo outpost in the Korengal bous nose, a unibrow and Valley, Afghanistan, during the filming of their documentary “Restrepo.” The documentary is refocusing one colossal front tooth. But attention from the generals leading the war to the soldiers on the front lines. her physical disarray is balanced by her supernatural ability to clean up a chaotic scene. Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal, whose attempt at a British accent was grating at first as Isabel Green, interspersed with scenes of BY MEG JONES a flighty mother of three, boredom, frustration, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ended up a worthy addition exhilaration of a firefight to the cast, thanks to her and poignant settings that ★★★★ (of 5) osing a buddy on a winning performance as a illustrate the closeness of battlefield is a universal DIRECTORS: Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger. quirky, loving mother who men who must depend on theme in Hollywood war RATED:R; pervasive language, intense sequences of actries to protect her children each other to survive. films, and yet when it haption and violence. from the horrors of World After watching the sweat, pens in the Afghan war RUN TIME: 1 hour, 34 minutes. War II. blood and effort expended documentary “Restrepo,” INFO: This movie is exclusive to The Hippodrome. Isabel is trying to make by the soldiers in “Rethere’s no foreshadowing, WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at strepo,” we learn that a year ends meet in the English no soaring soundtrack, no www.charlestonscene.com and offer your opincountryside while her husafter the unit went home mood lighting. ion of the film. and was replaced by another band fights in the war. To It just happens. Just like in complicate matters, her Army company, the U.S. real battles. military decided to pull out scheming brother-in-law And the sense of loss, heart- bloodshot eyes of one Army 150 hours of video shot by wants her to sell her half of of the Korengal Valley. Junger and Hetherington break and tragedy is difficult company stationed in the the family farm so he can This isn’t the History while they lived with the to watch as the horrible news dangerous Korengal Valley soldiers at a firebase named Channel’s version of the war pay off gambling debts, and in 2007 and ’08. Journalists moves quickly through a her hoity-toity niece and in Afghanistan, and filmafter the unit’s medic, Pfc. Sebastian Junger and Tim platoon of tough soldiers, nephew are visiting from goers who like their stories Juan Restrepo, who was Hetherington made a total who react in varying stages London. neatly wrapped up might killed shortly after the unit of 10 trips between them to of grief — shock, disbelief, As expected, the Green think “Restrepo” is disjointembed with the unit while on was deployed to eastern quiet reflection, anger and children are at odds with Afghanistan. While most of ed. But wars don’t come in assignment for Vanity Fair tears. Then they carry their neat packages, and “Restre- their spoiled big-city counthe film is footage shot at a magazine and ABC News. wounded and fallen comterparts. Londoner Cyril small outpost in the middle po” — with its “F-bombs,” rades to a helicopter and get Junger, known for the best(Eros Vlahos) provides the real bombs and bloodshed of the valley, the filmmakseller “The Perfect Storm,” on with the fighting. comedy as a haughty little ers interviewed the soldiers — is an unvarnished and recently published the book “Restrepo” is a searing, three months after they left, unwavering look at 21st-cen- man stuck in a child’s body, “War” about the soldiers. intense look at the war in donning silk pajamas, readtury combat. and their recollections are “Restrepo” is culled from Afghanistan through the

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Emma Thompson returns to the role of the magical nanny who appears when she’s needed the most and wanted the least.

movie review ★★★★ (of 5)

DIRECTOR: Susanna White STARRING: Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin RATED: PG for rude humor, some language and mild thematic elements. RUN TIME: 1 hour, 48 minutes WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at www. charlestonscene.com and offer your opinion of the film.

ing the newspaper and introducing himself smugly as from “the land of soap and indoor plumbing.” Meanwhile, his sister’s first encounter with her less sophisticated cousins leads her to gasp, “Savages!” Nanny McPhee’s introduction to the kids may prove slightly disturbing for some. One slam of her cane and the kids are suddenly pulling at their own hair, throwing their bodies onto the ground and generally abusing themselves instead of each other. There are other heavier moments, too, but for every grim discussion, there’s a lighthearted scene, such as one crowd-pleaser involving piglets doing a synchronized swimming routine.


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Award-winning ‘Winter’s Bone’ a compelling drama

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Robert Duvall (from left), Lucas Black and Bill Murray.

Duvall, Murray and Spacek sprinkle magic dust on ‘Get Low’ BY JOHN ANDERSON

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n early entry (and likely factor) in the coming Oscar sweepstakes, “Get Low” will find favor with audiences who appreciate good acting, perseverance, crusty Americana and crusty Americans, and who think that Bill Murray is the funniest human in film. Murray isn’t the centerpiece of “Get Low,” the very capably directed first feature by Aaron Schneider. That would be Robert Duvall, whose Felix Bush is an amalgam of Southern iconography: Grizzled loner, mule-driving misfit and apparent misanthrope, Felix has lived as a hermit for 40 years because of something in his past. But with death an increasing possibility for the aging woodsman, Felix decides to rejoin humanity by throwing a party, a funeral party, at which he’ll listen to what townsfolk have to say about him and tell a few secrets of his own. The man who’ll arrange all this frivolity is local undertaker Frank Quinn (Murray), a man whose sense of irony is so ahead of its time he might as well be

movie review

★★★★ (of 5) DIRECTOR: Aaron Schneider STARRING: Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek, Lucas Black RATED: PG-13 for some thematic material and brief violent content. RUN TIME: 1 hour, 40 minutes WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at www. charlestonscene.com and offer your opinion of the film.

Dale Dickey as Merab in “Winter’s Bone.” SEBASTIAN MLYNARSKII

worse. Only her dad’s older brother, Teardrop (a misnomer if ever there was one) ee Dolly has the ★★★½ (of 5) gives her the time of day, weight of the world DIRECTOR: Debra Granik. and even that comes with a on her shoulders: two STARRING: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Kevin Brezveiled threat. Lean, hawkyoung siblings who rely on nahan, Dale Dickey, Garret Dillahunt. ish character John Hawkes her for everything, an outRATED: R for drug material, language and violent content. (“American Gangster”) is of-it mom who’s no help, RUN TIME: 1 hr. 40 min. utterly believable in the role, and a missing, ne’r-do-well WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at as is most of the rest of an papa. www.charlestonscene.com and offer your impeccably chosen cast. She’s got to find him since opinion of the film. Well shot (entirely on he put the impoverished location) by Michael Mcfamily’s house up for his bail bond before disappearing. and kin to lend aid, she is set in the present day, where Donough, “Winter’s Bone” is compelling in its way, if met with the kind of suspithings have changed little Lady Gaga in a machine-gun If the father fails to show unrelievedly grim, with a deep in the Ozark hills. bra. But Frank is the perfect for his hearing, the home is cion, fear and menace fed macabre moment that isn’t forfeit. by too may scrapes with the Jennifer Lawrence (“The foil for the dour Felix, and quite necessary. It’s a film Problem is, no one knows law, too many secrets and Burning Plain”) is pitchtogether with Frank’s goodanything. Or so they claim. too many private feuds. perfect as the sturdy, strong- that understands its people natured assistant, Buddy Ree is 17. Repeatedly warned to stop willed Ree, a kid surrounded very well, though only a few (Lucas Black), they put toof the characters are renThe hardscrabble lives and searching and go home, she by a community of meangether something the town dered as more than walking clannish resolve of folks in risks her life to save her fam- spirited outlaws and their has never seen. Add to all attitudes or two-dimenthe southern Missouri back- ily from ruin. weary, beat-down women, this Sissy Spacek’s vaguely sional props. woods is potently brought to But don’t expect a by-thesome of whom are more saucy Mattie Darrow and Rather, apart from Ree, the life in writer-director Debra numbers arc to this story. dangerous than the men. a Depression-era girl who script focuses almost wholly Granik’s “Winter’s Bone,” a Adapted from the novel She’s smart, perceptive plays poker with the boys, on two or three unadorned and determined, yet as the and what you have is certain- bleak, hyper-realistic drama by Daniel Woodrell, this characters who bring total 2010 Sundance Film Festival tale develops, there is the ly not some sobering, Walker about people who follow commitment to their parts. their own set of laws, chiefly Grand Jury Prize winner is nagging sense that while Evans-inspired portrait of Chillingly so. a code of silence. buttressed by acting so nat- she may yet prevent the the Depression South. As Ree walks the country- uralistic it hardly seems like loss of her home, she may It is bittersweet fun and Reach Bill Thompson at side, moving from house to acting at all. You just have not escape a way of life that a seminar on acting in the 937-5707. house seeking out neighbors to remind yourself that it is will see her acquiesce, and American grain. BY BILL THOMPSON

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Courage. Vigor. Determination. Verve. Skill. Pep. Know-how.

been loyal to him all along: Stacie. Only Ice Cube, showing some flashes of emotional depth as a retired boxer, can help set him straight. (He’s also one of the film’s executive producers.) “Lottery Ticket,” meanwhile, shows flashes of the

kind of likable comedy that made Ice Cube’s “Friday” a cult classic. It just doesn’t show them consistently, and the cloyingly feel-good ending nearly negates the good will the movie generated from the beginning. It doesn’t hit the jackpot but it’s not a total loss.

★★★ (of 5)

DIRECTOR: Erik White STARRING: Shad “Bow Wow” Gregory Moss, Ice Cube, Brandon T. Jackson, Naturi Naughton, Keith David. RATED: PG-13 for sexual content, language including a drug reference, some violence and brief underage drinking. RUN TIME: 1 hour, 36 minutes WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at www.charlestonscene.com and offer your opinion of the film.

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there’s Kevin’s childhood pal, the college-bound StaAP Movie Critic cie (Naturi Naughton), who he odds of winning the clearly wants to be more lottery are what, like, 1 than friends, and should be. After a run-in with neighin 175 million? The laughs aren’t quite so borhood ex-con Lorenzo hard to come by in “Lottery (Gbenga Akinnagbe) over some Air Jordans gets him Ticket,” but they’re not a fired from his job, Kevin safe bet, either. buys himself a lottery ticket The feature debut from while stopping at the corlongtime music video diner store to buy one for his rector Erik White, which grandma. he co-wrote with Abdul And whaddya know? Williams, starts out amiably enough, with a shaggy, The numbers he got out of a fortune cookie that day shambling vibe. But it just happen to win him the eventually devolves into a $370 million jackpot. (Faweirdly violent streak, folheem Najm, better known lowed by some seriously heavy-handed sentimental- as T-Pain, is hilarious in a low-key way in just a few ity. Still, the ensemble cast scenes as the bemused store manages to keep things owner.) sporadically enjoyable. But because we need a plot Rapper-actor Bow Wow is all grown up here as Kevin, contrivance to make things a recent high school gradu- difficult for Kevin, it just happens to be the extended ate who’s stuck working at July 4 weekend, so he has to Foot Locker but dreams of creating his own shoe line. wait three days to cash in at the lottery office. “Lottery Ticket” is at its This also means he has to strongest off the top, as survive three days of people Kevin tries to make his way to work at the mall one cozying up to him or trying morning but keeps getting to kill him because he’s now a rich man. delayed by the random Keith David is reliable as neighbors in his Atlanta the godfather of the projhousing project. ects, who gives Kevin a They include his God$100,000 “loan” in hopes fearing grandma (Loretta Devine), the gossipy neigh- of doing business with him (with an underused Terry bor (Charlie Murphy) Crews as his chauffeur/enand the crazy recluse who forcer). lives in the basement and Teairra Mari plays the resonly pops his hand out with some cash for Kevin to buy ident sexpot who never gave him the time of day before him some beef jerky and a but now wants to be his baCherry Coke (his identity by mama. And Mike Epps will be revealed later). has an amusing scene as an Along for the ride is his opportunistic preacher. broke, unemployed best In theory, because Kevin friend, Benny, played by is a smart, and street-smart, Brandon T. Jackson, who kid, he should see though has a loose, easy energy all these schemes and about him and gets many manipulations. But with of the best lines. (He was his head swimming, he also great as Alpa Chino in “Tropic Thunder.”) And neglects the woman who’s BY CHRISTY LEMIRE

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36E.Thursday, August 26, 2010 __________________________________________ CHARLESTONSCENE.COM __________________________________________________ The Post and Courier * Movies opening this week SCORE: Out of 5 stars G: General Audiences PG: Parental Guidance PG-13: Parents strongly cautioned, some content unsuitable for children under 13 NR: Not Rated R: Restricted Note: Dates and times are subject to change. Call the theater to make sure times are correct.

*THE AMERICAN N/A R After a job goes awry, an American hitman retreats to Italy where he strikes up an unexpected romance.

Terrace: Wed.-Thurs. Sept. 2: 1:50, 4:30, 7:15, 9:30

*AVATAR: SPECIAL EDITION

★★★

Azalea Square: Today: 12:10, 2:45, 5:15, 7:50, 10:25 Fri.-Tues: 2:45, 5:15, 7:50, 10:25 Cinebarre: Today-Thurs. Sept. 2: 10:25, 1:15, 7 Citadel 16: Today: 11:40, 2:05, 4:30, 7:15, 9:50 Fri.-Thurs. Sept. 2: 7:15, 9:50 Hwy 21: Today: 10:30 Fri.-Thurs. Sept. 2: 10 James Island 8: Today-Thurs. Sept. 2: 4:15, 7:05, 9:45 Palmetto Grande: Today-Thurs. Sept. 2: 12:30, 4, 6:45, 9:45 Regal 18: Today-Thurs. Sept. 2: 7:35, 10:30

Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, this film chronicles the amazing saga of the greatest success in space since the Moon Landing. Citadel 16 IMAX: Today: 11:20, 12:35, 1:50, 3:05 Fri.-Thurs. Sept. 2: noon

I AM LOVE

★★★★★

EAT PRAY LOVE

PG-13

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★★½

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

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

PG-13

Citadel 16 IMAX: Fri.-Thurs. Sept. 2: 1:15, 4:30, 8

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

CATS AND DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE

Regal 18: Today: 4:05

Azalea Square: Today-Tues: 1, 4:05, 7:10, 10:15 Cinebarre: Today-Thurs. Sept. 2: 10, 1:10, 4:20, 7:30, 10:40 Citadel 16: Today-Thurs. Sept. 2: 12:20, 3:20, 7, 9:45 Palmetto Grande: Today-Thurs. Sept. 2: 11:35, 1:40, 2:45, 4:50, 7, 8, 10:10 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 1:30, 4:50, 8 Mon.-Thurs. Sept. 2: 4:50, 8 Terrace: Today: 1:20, 4:05, 7, 9:35 Fri.-Thurs. Sept. 2: 1:20, 4:05, 6:55, 9:30

CATS AND DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE 3D

★★½

★★★ PG

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

Hippodrome: Fri: 7:10 Sat.-Sun: 2:10, 7:10 Mon.-Thurs. Sept. 2: 7:10 Terrace: Today: 1:30, 4:15, 7:10, 9:20

INCEPTION

★★★★★ PG-13

Dom Cobb steals corporate secrets from his victims’ subconscious. Azalea Square: Today: 12:35, 3:50, 7:05, 10:25 Fri.-Tues: 12:05, 3:20, 6:45, 9:55 Cinebarre: Today-Thurs. Sept. 2: 12:30, 3:55, 7:25, 10:30 Citadel 16: Today-Thurs. Sept. 2: 1:30, 5, 8 James Island 8: Today-Thurs. Sept. 2: 5:05, 8:10 Palmetto Grande: Today-Thurs. Sept. 2: 1:30, 4:45, 8:20 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 1:10, 4:45 Mon.-Thurs. Sept. 2: 4:45

THE EXPENDABLES

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Azalea Square: Today-Tues. 12:10 Citadel 16 IMAX: Today: 12:20, 2:25, 4:30 Palmetto Grande: Today-Thurs. Sept. 2: 12:05, 2:15, 4:25

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

INCEPTION 3D

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

CHARLIE ST. CLOUD

★½

PG-13 Charlie must learn to move forward after a tragic accident.

Azalea Square: Today: 1:30, 7:35 Citadel 16: Today: 7, 9:30 Palmetto Grande: Today-Thurs. Sept. 2: 7:15, 9:35

DESPICABLE ME

★★ PG

Citadel 16 IMAX: Today: 4:20, 7:10, 10

THE KARATE KID

★★ PG

Dre has trouble adjusting to China until he meets a Kung Fu master. Regal 18: Today: 1:10, 4:15

THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT

*GET LOW

★★★★½

PG-13

Two children conceived by artificial insemination, track down their biological father.

R

★★★★

Gru begins to rethink his evil plan to steal the moon.

Azalea Square: Today: 12:35, 2:50, 5:10 Palmetto Grande: Today-Thurs. Sept. 2: 11:40, 2:05, 4:35, 7:05, 9:25 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 1:20, 3:50, 6:55, 9:35 Mon.-Thurs. Sept. 2: 3:50, 6:55, 9:35

DESPICABLE ME 3-D

Citadel 16 IMAX: Today-Thurs. Sept. 2: 11:20, 1:20, 3:20, 5:25, 7:30, 9:35

DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS

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.

Terrace: Today: 1:10, 6:55, 9:30

*THE LAST EXORCISM

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★★★ PG-13

THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE

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

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★★★

PG-13

Tim is a rising executive who finds the perfect guest for his boss’s

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monthly “dinner for idiots.”

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Azalea Square: Fri.-Tues: 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7, 9:10 Cinebarre: Fri.-Thurs. Sept. 2: 10:30, 1:25, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10 Citadel 16: Fri.-Thurs. Sept. 2: 12:35, 2:45, 4:55, 7:25, 9:50 Regal 18: Fri.-Thurs. Sept. 2: 1:10, 3:25, 5:40, 7:55, 10:10

In the second installment in the trilogy based on the novels by late author Stieg Larsson, a woman is suspected of murder. Terrace: Today: 4 p.m.

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LOTTERY TICKET

THE SWITCH

platoon that is deployed to the deadliest valley in Afghanistan,

★★★

★★½

Hippodrome: Fri.-Thurs. Sept. 2: 5, 9:35

PG-13

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

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

NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS

PG-13

RAMONA AND BEEZUS

A unmarried woman unknowingly becomes inseminated with her best friends’s sperm.

★★★ G

Azalea Square: Today-Tues: 12:15, 2:40, 5:05, 7:25, 10:30 Cinebarre: Today-Thurs. Sept. 2: 10:55, 1:40, 4:25, 7:40, 10:05 Citadel 16: Today-Thurs. Sept. 2: noon, 2:15, 4:30, 7:05, 9:20 Palmetto Grande: Today-Thurs. Sept. 2: 11:50, 2:20, 5, 7:30, 10 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 1:35, 4:20, 6:50, 9:20 Mon.-Thurs. Sept. 2: 4:20, 6:50, 9:20

Follow the sometimes imaginary, but always mischievous adventures of Ramona as based on Beverly Cleary’s beloved book series. Citadel 16: Today-Thurs. Sept. 2: 11:50, 2, 4:10

SALT

*TAKERS N/A PG-13

★★ R

★★★★

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

PG

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

Azalea Square: Today-Tues: 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50 Cinebarre: Today-Thurs. Sept. 2: 10:20, 1:35, 4:30, 7:15, 9:50 Citadel 16: Today-Thurs. Sept. 2: 11:50, 2:10, 4:35, 6:50, 9 Palmetto Grande: Today-Thurs. Sept. 2: 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 1, 3:55, 6:40, 9:15 Mon.-Thurs. Sept. 2: 3:55, 6:40, 9:15

Azalea Square: Fri.-Tues: 12:20, 2:50, 5:25, 7:55, 10:25 Citadel 16: Fri.-Thurs. Sept. 2: 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:20, 9:45

Azalea Square: Today: 4:55, 10 Cinebarre: Today: 4, 10:15 Citadel 16: Today: 7:230, 9:45 Palmetto Grande: Today: 2:25, 7:45 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 1:25, 6:35, 9:10 Mon.-Thurs. Sept. 2: 6:35, 9:10

TOY STORY 3

★★★★ G

SCOTT PILGRAM VS THE WORLD

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

★★★

Citadel 16: Today-Thurs. Sept. 2: noon, 2:10, 4:20 Palmetto Grande: Today: 11:45, 2:10, 4:40

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

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE

PG-13

THE OTHER GUYS

★★★ PG-13

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

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

PIRANHA 3D

★★★★

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

Azalea Square: Today: 7:35, 10:40 Hwy 21: Today: 10:20 Regal 18: Today-Sun.: 1:20, 4:10, 7:05, 9:50 Mon.-Thurs. Sept. 2: 4:10, 7:05, 9:50

SORCERER’S APPRENTICE

*WINTERS BONE

PG

R

PG-13

Bella is forced to choose between Edward and Jacob.

★★

★★★½

A master sorcerer recruits a seemingly everyday guy in his mission to defend New York City.

★★★½

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

Terrace: Fri.-Tues: 1:40, 4:20, 7:20, 9:30 Wed.-Thurs. Sept. 2: 1:40, 7:20

Regal 18: Today-Sun: 1:40, 4:35, 7:20, 10:15 Mon.-Thurs. Sept. 2: 4:35, 7:20, 10:15

R

An underwater tremor unleashes prehistoric man-eating fish.

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

*RESTREPO

★★★★

R

VAMPIRES SUCK

STEP UP 3D

PG-13

★★★

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

PG-13

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

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

Azalea Square: Today: 8:05, 10:45 Citadel 16 IMAX: Today: 7:10, 9:40 Palmetto Grande: Today-Thurs. Sept. 2: 6:50, 9:20 Regal 18: Today-Sun: 1:55, 4:30, 7:15, 10:10 Mon.-Thurs. Sept. 2: 4:30, 7:15, 10:10

This documentary chronicles the experiences of a United States

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“Allure”

NORMA FARRELL

“Reaching Out”

“Splendid”

The unfinished edges of painter Charles Williams BY VIKKI MATSIS

“Mirrored Souls” See Charles Williams’ work at Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen Street.

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beautiful accident can change your life. In his painting studio, Charles Williams spilled water on one of his canvases. The paint started to drip down the canvas, and after an attempt to save the piece, he put it aside and considered it lost. A friend saw the painting, loved it and bought it. Now, Williams creates large-scale oil paintings with the edges unfinished. His work is a creative blend of modern and traditional art. Having been trained in the classical and Renaissance style, he uses a traditional color palette and combines photorealism with abstraction in the same painting. Photographs in-

spire the landscape pieces that Williams creates, but most often the scenes that he paints are imaginary places he sees in his mind. Williams said that when he paints, he no longer thinks. The art of creating takes him to a place where he is free to express himself, and the background noise of the world dissipates.

“My creative processes are those moments that I experience in life whenever and wherever I am. It begins with those moments, which are then added by music and a quick thumbnail on anything I can find to draw or write on,” he said. Williams recently moved to Charleston but is not new to the art scene here.

Having participated in two group shows at Robert Lange Studios, he then had a show at RLS in July with Joshua Flint. Their work was featured in the July issue of American Art Collector and Williams sold every piece of artwork in the show. Williams works in the studio 6-12 hours a day, 6 days a week.

about charles FULL NAME: Charles E. Williams WEBSITE: www.cewpaintings.com, www.cewpaintings. blogspot.com, www.robertlangestudios.com CONTACT INFO: edwill84@yahoo. com BIRTH PLACE AND DATE: Georgetown, January 1984. RESIDENCE: James Island. FAMILY: Father, Charles; mother, Earnestine; brothers, Keith and Michael. EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts in advertising and graphic design, minor in fine arts, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2006. CAREER: Full-time artist. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?: Any art book I get my hands on. INFLUENCES: Richard Schmid, Jacob Collins, David Kassan, Frederick Church, Chloe Early, Jeremy Lipking. PRICE RANGE: $500-$10,000. WHERE IS YOUR ARTWORK FEATURED LOCALLY?: Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St.


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BEACH MUSIC AND SHAG FESTIVAL: Saturday-Sunday. National Guard Armory, 68 Hagood Ave. $5-$50. The annual Beach Music and Shag Festival will begin at noon Saturday and continue through Sunday evening. Festivalgoers will dance the nights away to performances by live deejays, Sea-Cruz, the Fabulous Shades, East Coast Party Band, The Tams and others. Participants also may take shag lessons. To purchase tickets or for a schedule of events, visit www.beachmusic andshagpreservationsocietyof southcarolina.com. EDISTO FISH AND SHAG FEST: Sept. 3-4. Bay Creek Park, Edisto Beach. Free. The first annual festival begins at 10 a.m. Sept. 3 and will feature an arts and crafts fair, children’s activities, shag competitions, live music and more. 869-3867 or www.edistochamber.com. “RAISE A RAQUET” TOURNAMENT: 5-8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.6 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. The Daniel Island Club, 600 Island Park Drive. $60 per player. Support the Charleston Breast Center and compete in a three-day tennis tournament. A dinner and silent auction will take place at 7 p.m. Aug. 28. 849-3521 or www.charleston breastcenter.com. ”HOTEL CAROLINA”: 7 p.m. Friday; noon Saturday. The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms. $89.99 two-day pass. The Lowcountry singersongwriter music festival is back with two days of local musicians including Todd Carey, The Bridges, Sun Domingo, Ernie Halter and many others. A jam

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. 571-2183 or www.arthurmurray chs.com. BLUES AND BBQ HARBOR CRUISE: Thursdays through Oct. 28. Cruise boards at 2007 MOJA ARTS FESTIVAL POSTER, “HUMMINGBIRDS” BY DOYLE CLOYD 6:30 p.m. Charleston Maritime This year’s MOJA Arts Festival is Sept. 23-Oct. 3. Tickets are now on sale. Call 724-7295 Monday-Friday, 9 Center, 10 Wharfside St. $39.50 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit www.mojafestival.com for the lineup of events. plus tax. Enjoy views of the harbor while listening to live blues by Shrimp City Slim and enjoying live music and food. NORTH CHARLESTON session featuring free beer and 58 Coming St. Free. Network at chowing down on barbecue www.danielislandfarmers FARMERS MARKET: Noonbarbecue will begin at noon Mellow Mushroom afterward. from Home Team BBQ. A cash market.com. 7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. Aug. 28 and will be followed by www.gogreencharleston.org. bar will be available. 722-1112 or FRESHFIELDS VILLAGE 28. Felix C. Davis Community “Camp Carolina,” which includes “THE ANTS GO MARCHING 800-979-3370. FARMERS AND ART MARKET: Center, 4800 Park Place E., North DOWN KING STREET”: Through a flip cup tournament, beach BRIDGE LESSONS: 3-5 p.m. 4-8 p.m. Mondays. Freshfields Charleston. Live music, local volleyball and more. Visit www. August. In a tribute to Darkness Mondays. Bridge Center, Village at the crossroads of produce, arts and crafts, food hotelcarolinatickets.com. to Light, a locally based national 1740 Ashley River Road. $130 for Kiawah and Seabrook islands. and more. 740-5854 or www. organization whose goal is to 11 beginner sessions. 556-4145. Purchase local produce, honey, northcharleston.org. end child sexual abuse, artist BOOK LOVERS GROUP: AWENDAW FARMERS gourmet items, barbecue and SUMMERVILLE FARMERS Jeffrey Kennedy has created 7-9 p.m. third Friday of every MARKET: 9 a.m.-noon. Second live music. On Aug. 30, enjoy MARKET: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays a collection of ant sculptures month. Dreamalot Books, Saturday of each month. a performance by Skip Sullins. through Nov. 20. 218 S. Main St. that will be placed in various 123-B S. Goose Creek Blvd. Awendaw Town Hall, 6971 Doar www.freshfieldsvillage.com. Purchase fresh produce, organic locations along King Street dur- Come with a book and a snack. Road. The market offers fresh MARKET AT ROSEBANK meat, baked goods and more. ing August. The sculptures will 572-4188. produce and seafood, activities FARMS: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. 871-6000. move to a different King Street “CAROLINA GOLD” EXHIBIT: and more. 928-3100 or www. Rosebank Farms, 4455 Betsy “848 MILES”: Sept. 3-25. area each week. Through Aug. 30. Middleton awendawsc.org. Kerrison Parkway, Johns Island. SCOOP Studios, 57½ Broad St. ART DISCOVERY WALKING Place, 4300 Ashley River Road. CHARLESTON FARMERS The farm will offer local proRyan Cronin of New York presTOURS: 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. The plantation presents “CaroMARKET: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. duce, seafood, baked goods, ents his new solo show, “848 Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 lina Gold: From Rice to Riches,” Saturdays. Marion Square. Local flowers and more. 768-0508 or Miles,” a commentary on pop Meeting St. $20. 90-minute tour an exhibit highlighting the vendors offer produce, plants, www.rosebankfarms.com. culture that features his colorful highlights historic sites that work of various goldsmiths baked goods and more. 724MOUNT PLEASANT FARMpaintings. An artist reception have inspired artists for centuand miniaturists. 556-6020 or 7309. ERS MARKET: 3:30 p.m.-dusk. will take place 5-8 p.m. Sept. 3. ries. www.charlestonwalks.com www.middletonplace.org. DANIEL ISLAND FARMERS Tuesdays through Oct. 19. Moult- 577-3292 or www.scoop or 729-3420. CAROLINA SHAG WORKMARKET: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays rie Middle School, 645 Coleman contemporary.com. “ART IN THE EVENING”: SHOPS: Saturdays. Trudy’s through Sept. 30. Family Circle Blvd. Features local produce, ALTERNATIVE ENERGY 7:30 p.m. Fridays. Charleston School of Dance, 830 Folly Road, Tennis Center, 161 Seven Farms flowers, baked goods, live music FORUM: 7-8 p.m. third Wednes- Market. An art show and sale ac- James Island. $25 for two-hour Drive. Shop for local produce, and more. 884-8517 or www. day of each month. C of C Holcompanied by live music. Please see CALENDAR, Page 40E herbs, flowers and crafts while townofmountpleasant.com. lings Science Center, Room 112, 937-0920.

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lessons. For students at any level. Registration required. 795-8250. CELTIC FIDDLE CLASSES: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Na Fidleiri and the Taylor Music Group will conduct preparatory classes. 819-6961. CHARLESTON CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE: 7 p.m. Second Tuesday of each month. Ryan’s restaurant, 829 St. Andrews Blvd. jeannescla@aol.com. CHARLESTON MUSIC CLUB: Free music programs through May. 795-7842 or www.charlestonmusicclub.org. CHARLESTON POETRY SERIES: 7 p.m. Fourth Tuesday of each month. Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St. 577-6400. CHOPSTICKS: 3-5 p.m. Fridays. Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun St. All ages. Light classical music and favorite children’s songs while kids color with friends. 805-6930. CHORUS REHEARSALS: 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays. Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant. The Franke Chorus invites men and women to join. 654-5973, 881-1158 or 881-9691. CHRISTOPHER’S READING ROOM: 4-4:30 p.m. Thursdays. Johns Island Library, 3531 Maybank Highway. Grades 6-12. Earn one Johns Island Library dollar for each session. 559-1945. “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.grass rootschange.ning.com. CYPRESS SWAMP TOURS: 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Middleton Place Outdoor Center, 4300 Ashley River Road. $55-$65. 266-7492 or www.middletonplace.org. DANGEROUS BOOK CLUB: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun St. Explore something new every week from “The Dangerous Book for Boys.” 805-6930. DANGEROUS BOYS CLUB: 7:30 p.m. first Friday of each month. Barnes & Noble, 1716 Towne Centre Way, Mount Pleasant. Community leaders will host meetings based on activities from “The Dangerous Book for Boys.” 216-9756.

“DARWIN ON EVOLUTION”: Through August. Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 68 Spring St. The museum will host a collection of documents written by Charles Darwin, including original manuscript pages from “On the Origin of Species.” 853-4651. DRAYTON HALL FREE ADMISSION: Through Sept. 6, Drayton Hall will offer complimentary admission to members of the military, firefighters, police and EMS. 769-2603 or www.draytonhall.org. EARLY MORNING BIRD WALKS: 8:30 a.m.-noon. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Caw Caw Interpretive Center, 5200 Savannah Highway, Ravenel. $5; Gold Pass members free. Preregistration encouraged, but walk-ins welcome. 795-4386 or www.ccprc.com. EAST COOPER COFFEE CLUB: 10 a.m. Fourth Wednesday of each month. Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant. Bring a mug and enjoy presentations by different speakers. Refreshments will be provided. 856-2166. EDISTO ISLAND ART GUILD SHOW: 1-4 p.m. TuesdaysSaturdays through Sept. 4. Edisto Island Museum, 8123 Chisolm Plantation Road. More than 20 local artists will have their artwork on display. 869-1954. “FACE LIFT”: Sept. 3-Dec. 5. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. The museum presents a collection of American portraiture from the 1700s to present day. 722-2706 or www.gibbes museum.org. FAMILY FUN WEEKENDS: Through August. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road. Families from North and South Carolina and Georgia will receive an admission rate of $40 per carload of up to five people. Admission will allow access to the gardens, swamp garden and train tour. 571-1266 or www.magnoliaplantation.com. FOLLY BEACH BLUEGRASS SOCIETY: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. The Kitchen, 11 Center St. Bring an instrument and participate in an open jam. 345-1678. FREE SHAG LESSONS: 7:30 p.m. Mondays. Mojo’s, 975 Bacons Bridge Road, Summerville. 214-0242. THE GATHERING BOOK GROUP: 7 p.m. Last Thursday of each month. Barnes & Noble, 1716 Towne Centre Way, Mount Pleasant. 216-9756.

GRASSROOTS CALL TO ACTION: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Fort Johnson Cafe and Coffee, 1014 Fort Johnson Road, James Island. 810-0088 or grassroots calltoaction@gmail.com. “I AM TWO WITH NATURE”: Through Sept. 4. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. Cari Freno and Travis Graves will display artwork that is similar in that it is nature-oriented but different in points of view. Artist lectures will be given 6-9 p.m. Friday. 722-0697 or www.reduxstudios.org. “LET’S DISCUSS IT” BOOK GROUP: 10 a.m. Third Friday of each month. Mount Pleasant Regional Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Road. New members welcome. shgalos@juno.com. LOWCOUNTRY BACKPACKERS CLUB: 7-8:30 p.m. second Thursday of each month. Collins Park Clubhouse, 4115 Fellowship Road, North Charleston. MUSEUM, MUSIC AND MORE!: Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St. Ages 5-12. $8 members, $10 nonmembers. Get children involved in performing arts through interactive experiences. 853-8962 or www.explorecml.org. “NOW SHOWING” EXHIBIT: Through Sunday. City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau St. The City Gallery will host “Now Showing: Works by Charlie Bidwell and Samantha Magowan.” 958-6484. OPEN STUDIO: 10 a.m.12:30 p.m. Last Tuesday of each month. The Meeting Place, 1077 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston. Free. Each class will be taught by professional artists. 745-1087. PARENT/CHILD BALLROOM CLASSES: 6:30-7 p.m. Thursdays. G.M. Darby Building, 302 Pitt St., Mount Pleasant. $30 residents, $37 nonresidents. Parents and youths ages 5-9 will learn basic dance steps. 849-2061 or www.townof mountpleasant.com. POSTPARTUM SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30-8 p.m. First and third Thursday of each month. Church of the Holy Cross, 299 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island. Psychologist Risa MasonCohen leads a support group. 769-0444. PRESERVATION TECH TOURS: 8:30-10:30 a.m. First Saturday of each month. Drayton Hall, 3380 Ashley River Road. $20

members, $25 nonmembers. Tours will showcase the technical aspects of the plantation’s preservation efforts, design, architecture and more. 769-2638 or www.draytonhall.org. “RITE OF PASSAGE”: Through Saturday. SCOOP Studios, 57½ King St. Joel Parker presents “Rite of Passage | Solo Cups.” An artist reception will be 5-8 p.m. Friday. 577-3292 or www.scoop contemporary.com. SALSA DANCE LESSONS: 6:45 and 7:30 p.m. Mondays. Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 1706 Old Towne Road. $10 per class. Beginner and advanced lessons. 571-2183 or www. arthurmurraychs.com. SALSA NIGHT AT SOUTHEND BREWERY: 10 p.m. Thursdays at Southend Brewery, 161 East Bay St. $4 cover. DJ Luigi mixes live. 853-4677. SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE LESSONS: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Felix C. Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle, North Charleston. Free. No partner needed. 810-7797. SEA TURTLE HOSPITAL TOURS: 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays-Sundays. S.C. Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. $8 ages 2-11, $16 adults, $14 ages 62 and older. Reservations recommended. 577-3474. SQUARE DANCE CLASS: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Felix C. Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle, North Charleston. 552-3630. STUDENT ART EXHIBIT: Through Saturday. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. High school students who participated in Redux’s Summer Art Institute will exhibit their work. 722-0697 or www. reduxstudios.org. SUMMERVILLE WRITERS GUILD: 6:30 p.m. Last Monday of each month. Perkins Restaurant, 1700 Old Trolley Road, Summerville. 871-7824. SUMMER WINE STROLLS: 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road. $10. Enjoy wine in the plantation’s gardens. 266-7477 or www.middletonplace.org. TANGO LESSONS: 7-8 p.m. beginners class; 8-9 p.m. practice. Tuesdays. MUSC Wellness Center, 45 Courtenay Drive. Free. 345-4930. WATER AEROBICS: 7:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri-

days through Sept. 3. Charleston Jewish Community Center, 1645 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd. $35-$45 per week, $125-$160 per month. Get in shape with instructor Marian Greely. 571-6565 or www.charlestonjcc.org. “WHAT IS CHARLESTON TO YOU?”: Through Sept. 3. Imaging Arts Gallery, 175 King St. Experience Charleston through the eyes of 18 local photographers. 577-7501 or www.imagingarts.com. WEST ASHLEY DEMOCRATS’ MEETINGS: 6:30-8 p.m. Second Monday of each month, Bluerose Cafe, 652 St. Andrews Blvd.; 8-9:30 a.m. third Saturday of each month, Ryan’s restaurant, 829 St. Andrews Blvd. 576-4543. WHIZ KIDS: 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St. $5 per child/$25 per month. An afterschool science program taught by Laura Buschman. 853-8962, ext. 221. ZEN MEDITATION: 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Cheri Huber will lead the class, which will focus on meditation and discussion. Call 224-2468.

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS: 5:30-7 p.m. SCRA MUSC Innovation Center, 645 King St. $20 members, $40 nonmember. The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly networking event. www.charlestonchamber.net. BATTLE OF THE BANDS: 6 p.m. The Music Farm, 32 Ann St. $10. The Trident United Way Battle of the Bands will showcase some of the Lowcountry’s most talented musicians. www.tuwbattleofthebands.com. WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY CELEBRATION: 6 p.m. Town and Country Inn and Conference Center, 2008 Savannah Hwy. $60. Inez Tenenbaum will headline this event, which will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the national League of Women Voters. Tenenbaum will give a presentation titled “A Time to Lead: Inspiring Women to Pursue Public Service.” The event also will honor various local women for their public service. www.charleston.sc.lwv.org. TRAIN CONCERT: 7 p.m. Family Circle Tennis Center, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island. $39.50. Grammy-winning band

Train will perform hits from its five studio albums. 800-7453000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

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MUSIC ON THE GREEN: 6-9 p.m. Freshfields Village Green at the crossroads of Kiawah and Seabrook islands. Free. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy music by Bradford Station. www.freshfieldsvillage.com.

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KAYAK RESCUE CLASS: 8 a.m.-noon. Sea Kayak Carolina, 1731 Signal Point Road, James Island. $45 includes equipment. Learn the basics of kayak rescue. 225-7969 or www.seakayak carolina.com. BACKPACKING CLASS: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Charleston County Park and Recreation headquarters, 861 Riverland Drive. $20-$24. Learn about the basics of backpacking, including skills and equipment needed. 795-4FUN or www.ccprc.com. BOOK SIGNING: 1 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 1716 Towne Centre Way, Mount Pleasant. E. Jon Spear, author of “Navy Days: Memoirs of a Sailor in the 60’s,” will be available to sign copies of the book. 216-9764. GRAPE STOMPING FESTIVAL: 2-6 p.m. Irvin-House Vineyards, 6775 Bears Bluff Road, Wadmalaw Island. $5 per car. Join in the annual harvest and stomping of the grapes. The event will feature an “I Love Lucy” look-alike contest, Firefly Vodka ParTEA, food and wine, children’s activities, live music and more. www.charlestonwine.com. HARLEY-DAVIDSON GARAGE PARTY: 6-9 p.m. Low Country Harley-Davidson, 4707 Dorchester Road. This women-only event is designed to help women motorcycle riders connect with one another and will feature four seminars on topics including motorcycle basics, gear, customization and more. 554-1847 or www.low countryharley.com. “SHAGGIN’ ON THE COOPER”: 8 p.m. Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park and Pier, 99 Hallman Blvd. $8-$10. An evening of dancing and drinks on the water with music provided by the Shem Creek Boogie Band. 795-4FUN or www.ccprc. com.

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RAW FOOD WORKSHOP: 7 p.m. Whole Foods, 923 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Participants will learn about the benefits of a raw food diet and will be able to sample raw recipes and learn how to make them. 284-8410. MONDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES: 8 p.m. Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. $10 at door, free for students. The College of Charleston will welcome Roger Bellows, The Drifting Troubador. 953-5927.

wednesday CYP NETWORKING EVENT: 6-8 p.m. O’Brion’s Pub and Grille, 520 Folly Road, James Island. $10. The Charleston Young Professionals will hold their monthly networking event, and attendees are encouraged to wear favorite team shirts. Appetizers and drinks will be provided. www.charleston-yp.com. AWENDAW GREEN BARN JAM: 6:30-11 p.m. Awendaw Green, 4879 U.S. Hwy. 17. Free. Music by Hey Rocco, Mac Leaphart and My Ragged Company, the Tips, Ryan Bonner and the Dearly Beloved. Barbecue

and drinks will be sold. 452-1642 or www.awendawgreen.com.

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TICKET LAUNCH AND BENEFIT: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant. $35. Get a taste of the 2011 Charleston Wine + Food Festival during the Ticket Launch and Benefit Party. The party will preview events such as Bubbles + Bites, the Lowcountry Gospel Brunch, BBQ, Blues + Brew and more. Proceeds will benefit the festival’s signature charity, Lowcountry Local First. 727-9998, ext. 1, or www.charleston wineandfood.com. DOCK STREET THEATRE OPENING CEREMONIES: 6:30 p.m. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. $100. In honor of the reopening of the Dock Street Theatre, ceremonies will be held that will feature music by Charlton Singleton, the unveiling of the new show curtain designed by Jonathan Green, champagne and food, remarks by Mayor Joe Riley and more. 856-5316 or www.charlestonstage.com.

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“SHAGGIN’ ON THE POINT”: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Lookout Pavilion, 20 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant. $7. Dance the evening away to the sounds of the East Coast Party Band. 856-0028. MOONLIGHT MIXER: 7-11 p.m. Folly Beach Fish-

ing Pier, 101 E. Arctic Ave. $8 Charleston County residents, $10 nonresidents and at door. Dancing to music by DJ Jim Bowers as well as food and beverages. 795-4FUN.

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CRAFT SHOW: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tea Farm Cottage, 808 N. Cedar St., Summerville. The Harvest Days Craft Show will feature locally made arts and crafts as well as authentic Jamaican food. 871-1113.

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“AUGUST — OSAGE COUNTY”: 7 p.m. tonight; 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Sept. 3-4; 5 p.m. Sept. 5. $20-$27. The Village Playhouse, 730 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. The theater presents the Pulitzer and Tony award-winning comedy about the Weston family of Oklahoma and the funeral of its patriarch. 856-1579 or www.villageplayhouse.com. “SHAKESPEARE’S R AND J”: 8 p.m. tonight-Saturday and Aug. 30-31; 3 p.m. Sunday. Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. $10-$15. The College of Charleston department of theater will present a modern retelling of the Bard’s classic tale of passion, murder and starcrossed lovers. 953-6306. “SIMPLY DIVIDED”: 8:30 p.m. tonight-Saturday. South of Broadway Theatre Company, 1080 E. Montague Ave., North

Charleston. $10-$15. Theatre /verv/ presents a Southern comedy in the style of “Steel Magnolias” about four women and a lack of eligible bachelors in their small town. 343-6560 or www.theatreverv.org. “HANSEL AND GRETEL”: 6 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. The Charleston Acting Studio, 915 Folly Road, James Island. $10-$12. Sprouts Children’s Theatre will bring the classic Grimms’ fairy tale to life. 557-1163 or www.etix.com. “IS HE DEAD?”: 8 p.m. FridaySaturday and Sept. 2-4; 3 p.m. Sunday. Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St. $15-$25. The theater presents Mark Twain’s comedy about a group of artists that fakes a friend’s death in order to drive up the cost of his paintings. 722-4487, www.footlightplayers.net or www.etix.com. “CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3-4. PurE Theatre at the Charleston Ballet Theatre, 477 King St. $20-$30. Written by Annie Baker and directed by Sharon Graci, this production focuses on four New England residents who participate in a community drama class. 866-811-4111 or www.puretheatre.org.

call for entries PERFORMERS NEEDED: Gullah Cuisine and Breaking the Wall Productions are looking for performers of all types

ACE’S ON BRIDGE By BOBBY WOLFF

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Today’sdealismyfavoritefrom theJuniorEuropeanChampionshipsthattookplacelastsummer in Romania. Joris Van Lankveld was defending four spades against the Norwegians. A heart was led to the bare ace, and declarer played thespadequeentoEast’sace.The defense forced declarer with a second heart. Declarer, risking everything on a successful club finesse, drew trumps (West throwingaheart)andrantheclub queen. Van Lankveld bravely let this hold. When the next club finesse lost to West, declarer’s club suit became wastepaper. West now played winning hearts until the dummy ruffed in. Declarer could do no better than exit with the diamond queen. West won,

cashed his last heart, and led a diamond to East’s jack. This was three down for 150 to the Netherlands. On scoring up, South proudly read out plus 150. “Push” was the reply. Somewhat disappointed, Van Lankveld asked, “So they held up the club kingaswell?”“No.Wewereinsix spades,” came the answer. Maybe a better line in four spades would have been to draw a second round of trumps ending in dummy and take a club finesse, planning to repeat it if necessary. West can win the secondandleadaheart,butdeclarer simplydiscardsaclubfromhand and has the rest. He can ruff the nextheartindummyandcrossto hand with the spade jack to run the clubs.

to take part in monthly arts performances. 853-8969 or breakingthewallproductions@ gmail.com. CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS NEEDED: The City Gallery at Waterfront Park is accepting exhibition proposals for installations, photography, sculpture, multimedia and other forms of art. Submission deadline is Sept. 1. 958-6484 or www.charlestonsc.gov. WINE + FOOD POSTER COMPETITION: Tri-county artists ages 18 and older are invited to submit entries for the annual Charleston Wine + Food Festival Poster Competition. Submissions should highlight Charleston’s culinary scene and should include the signature wine stain. The winner will receive $1,000. Deadline is Sept. 17. Applications are available at www.charleston mag.com. ARTISTS NEEDED: Silver Pail Pottery in Summerville is looking for fine craft artists to be represented in the new gallery Four Green Fields, which will open in the fall. Call 851-9544 or e-mail Jill and Robin at fourgreenfieldsgallery@hotmail. com. CRAFTERS NEEDED: The Island Crafters Guild is looking for crafters to participate in an arts and crafts show scheduled Sept. 25. A booth costs $45. Call 753-2559. CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Receiver Time-Based Media Festival is looking for artists who work in time-based media to submit their work. The festival will take place at various locations around Charleston on March 10-13. Visit www.receiverfest.com or contact Jarod Charzewski or Liz Vaughan at receiverfest@gmail.com for submission guidelines.

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MOZART IN THE SOUTH: Volunteers are needed for the upcoming Mozart in the South festival Sept. 9-12. www.mozartinthesouth.org, www.chambermusiccharleston. org or 763-4941. SOUTHERNCARE HOSPICE: Volunteers are needed. Call Carolyn at 569-0870. TRICOUNTY FAMILY MINISTRIES: The organization is in need of experienced cooks and men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. 747-1788 or www.tri countyfamilyministries.org.


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SALLY FORTH By Francesco Marciuliano & Craig Macintosh

PEANUTS By Charles Schulz

JUMP START By Robb Armstrong

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CATHY By Cathy Guisewite

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clue crude cruel Average mark 16 cruse words Time limit 35 minutes cued curd Can you find 26 cure or more words in curl DEFRAYS? curse The list will be published tomorrow. ulcer used – United Feature 8/26 user

TODAY’S WORD: DEFRAYS

Syndicate

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ecru scud sled slue slur sued suer surd sure

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NON SEQUITUR By Wiley Miller

BEETLE BAILEY By Mort, Greg & Brian Walker

MALLARD FILLMORE By Bruce Tinsley

JUDGE PARKER By Woody Wilson & Mike Manley

FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE By Lynn Johnston

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DILBERT By Scott Adams

ANDY CAPP By Reg Smythe

HAGAR THE HORRIBLE By Chris Browne GET FUZZY By Darby Conley

ZITS By Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman

GRAND AVENUE By Steve Breen

TODAY’S HOROSCOPE ARIES (March 21-April 19): Love is on the rise. Meeting new people will lead to someone worth knowing. It will be easy to please the one you love. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You will discover very quickly how to go about getting what you want. The more you interact with others, the closer you will come to finding what works best for you. GEMINI (May 21June 20): Donations or giving too much of your time will not pay off. Someone will try to take advantage of you. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You can raise your awareness and your status both personally and professionally. Bypass anyone giving you ultimatums.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take a trip, make a residential move or plan something special with someone you love. VIRGO (Aug. 23Sept. 22): An inside look at an investment that has the potential to make money will tempt you. Don’t spend what you don’t have. LIBRA (SEPT. 23OCT. 22): Don’t let depression set in. If you take responsibility for your actions and are willing to admit when you are wrong, you can spare yourself a lot of turmoil. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21): The creative outlets you indulge in will be profitable. You have plenty to accomplish, so don’t put your project on the back burner for someone else’s sake.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21): Don’t let your emotions take over. If you worry about something or someone you are close to, you will miss an important opportunity. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19): You have more going for you than you realize. You may want to rework some of the connections you have. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18): A financial, contractual or personal opportunity appears to be heading in your direction. Make an agreement with someone. PISCES (FEB. 19MARCH 20): Be the driving force in any partnership you take on. Lay down ground rules if you want to control the outcome.


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Dive deep into the treasures of French cinema D

EAR ABBY: I had to chuckle at the letter from “Smooth-Headed in Tampa,” who complained that shallow women won’t BY REBEKAH BRADFORD date a bald man. He hit the Special to The Post and Courier nail on the head with the term “shallow.” The College of Charleston’s annual French Film My husband is bald, but Festival is this weekend (Aug. 26-29) with “PerseI didn’t realize it when I polis” and “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” be- first met him because he ing two of the films that will be shown during the always wore a ball cap. We festival. had gone to school together This week’s trivia is about French film, naturelmany years earlier, and he lement. Current Head2Head winner Corie Young had thick, wavy hair then. is going up against Brad Sanders, who works in When he took his cap off, I marketing. only hesitated for a second, remembering a lesson my father had taught me: “NevFrench Actress Audrey Tautou became an er judge a book by its cover.” overnight success for her role in “Amelie.” I’m so glad I heeded my AP dad’s advice. We’ve been married 11 years and are more in love with each other now than when we married. 1. Known as a leader of the French Please tell “Smooth-Headed” that not all women are New Wave Cinema, he directed shallow. He wouldn’t want “Breathless” in 1960. a woman like that, anyway. 2. Name the director of “The 400 Besides, those women have Blows,” “Jules and Jim” and “The Last no idea what they’re missMetro.” ing. I keep threatening to 3. What iconic French actress starred get my husband that T-shirt in “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg?” that reads, “This Isn’t a 4. Who played Cyrano in the 1990 reBald Head, It’s a Solar Panel make of “Cyrano de Bergerac?” for a Sex Machine,” but he 5. In 1996, this actress won an Oscar says he doesn’t want to spill for her role in “The English Patient.” 1. No idea. 1. Um, I don’t really know much the beans! — LOVE HIS 6. Krzysztof Kieslowski is a Polish diCHROME DOME 2. Same as the last answer. about French film. rector, but his most famous film series DEAR LOVE: Thank you 3. Ditto. 2. I don’t know. is a trilogy that explores French society. for the encouraging words 4. The same. 3. Catherine Deneuve. She’s the only Name the series. for “Smooth-Headed.” If 5. Again. one I can think of who’s “iconic.” 7. This 1946 French romantic fantasy is the enthusiasm from my 6. No clue. 4. I think I saw this, but I can’t rethe film adaptation of two French fairy readers who love and/or 7. Can I guess? “Cinderella.” member the name. tales directed by Jean Cocteau. Name prefer bald men is any 8. Don’t know it. 5. Binoche. I think the first name’s the film. 9. “Amelie.” My girlfriend loved that indication, “Smooth” has Juliette? 8. Released in 1929 in Paris, this film been worrying needlessly. movie. 6. Sorry, I really don’t even have a by Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali is conRead on: 10. Don’t know her name. clue. sidered one of the best-known surrealDEAR ABBY: I happen 7. “Beauty and the Beast”? ist films of the avant-garde movement. to absolutely go nuts over 8. Oh, my gosh, these questions are 9. Audrey Tautou played a shy waitbald or balding men. I find killing me. ress who decides to change the lives of nothing sexier. I can spot a 9. I’m sorry. those around her in this 2001 film. bald man a mile off, and in 10. Well, I’m going to say Juliette 10. Who was the last French actor/acmy eyes there is no one else Binoche, but that would be too easy. tress to win an Academy Award? who compares. It may be because ever since I can remember, my father has been balding. Corie makes it three in a row despite not It makes no difference to 1. Jean-Luc Godard 6. “Blue, White and 8. “Un Chien Andalou” me whether a man has little really knowing very much about French film. 2. Francois Truffaut Red” 9. “Amelie” The Head2Head trivia champ will return next or no hair, is tall or short, 3. Catherine Deneuve 7. “La Belle et la Bete” 10. Marion Cotillard thin or heavy. It is what’s week to defend her title. And don’t forget to 4. Gerard Depardieu or “Beauty and the on the inside that counts. check out the film festival this weekend. 5. Juliette Binoche Beast”

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DEAR ABBY Any man bold enough to shave his head or not cover it with a ball cap is tops in my book. (My favorite actor is Vin Diesel.) — OUT THERE LOOKING DEAR ABBY: Doesn’t “Smooth” know that bald is the new “sexy”? If he is uncomfortable with his hairline, he should see a barber or stylist who can make what hair he has “hot.” Every head can look good. I have happily dated men with receding hairlines and shaved heads. “Smooth” just needs to find a real woman who’s interested in who he is, not what’s growing or not growing on top of his head. — NOT BALDPHOBIC IN MASSACHUSETTS DEAR ABBY: You are correct that plenty of women will date balding men. Aside from your assertion that we are the smart ones who see beyond the surface, balding is supposed to be a sign of virility. I do have one question for “Smooth-Headed”: Are you willing to date women who are less than supermodels? Many women I know, myself included, are smart, funny and sexy, but have been spurned because we are slightly overweight. What I have learned is that people who sit around whining about the opposite sex being shallow should review their own biases and unrealistic expectations. Who might you be overlooking, Mr. “Smooth”? — BIG AND BEAUTIFUL IN SOUTH DAKOTA Write Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


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