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COVER STORY: Danny Huton (left) and Cory Wells (right) and the rest of the Three Dog Night crew will perform at Boone Hall this weekend.

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4 | Get Out

David Quick previews outdoor fitness options

5 | Dollar Days

Check out Dollar Days, written by Charleston Scene editor Allison Nugent

14-15 | Music

Upcoming shows, CD reviews

18-19 | Weekend events 22-25 | See and Be Scene

6-8 | Movies

“Katy Perry: Part of Me,” “Savages,” “To Rome With Love”

26-28 | Calendar, Nightlife, Sudoku

9 | Movie listings

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Dp-S Soul Food and Snack Bar, Sesame Burgers and Beer, Chew on This

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A look at upcoming events

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Paddleboarders in the recreational division start their 3.5 mile race during the second annual Shem Creek Shootout in Mount Pleasant.

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he third annual Shem Creek SUP Shootout isn’t expected to draw more than 100 paddleboarders this weekend, but the ripple effects of the event are far greater than that number indicates. The Shootout, created by Dave Clifford at Charleston Watersport Outfitters, was the first race for stand-up paddleboarders in the state and remains the only one that offers points for ranking in the World Stand-Up Paddleboard Association.

And while the event primarily attracts serious paddleboarders, Clifford said it exposes exponentially more people to the activity

throughout the weekend. “Believe it or not, there are still a lot of people who are unfamiliar with paddleboarding,” he said. “This event exposes people vacationing here from places like Indiana and Ohio on what is arguably the best venue for paddleboarding in Charleston, Shem Creek.” And Clifford doesn’t really aspire to make the Shootout a paddleboard version of the Cooper River Bridge Run. “I never envisioned it being the biggest race, but I do

want it to be the most fun race, and to have it appeal to families,” he said. The event kicks off with a registration party 6-9 p.m. Friday. Racers gather at 9 a.m. Saturday for a prerace meeting, with the elite division starting at 10 a.m. and all other classes starting at 10 minute intervals after that. Adding to the SUP mix on Saturday will be divisions for outrigger canoes, surf ski and prone paddleboards. But there’s no doubt about it,

paddleboards are the star of the show, and it doesn’t take many to create the effect that a paddleboard invasion is taking place on the creek. For more, go to Charleston Watersport Outfitters’ page on Facebook.

5K series starts

of the Bulldog Breakaway and the Race the Landing series. The Daniel Island series race starts at 6:30 p.m. today near Bishop England High School sports fields. Other races in the series will be July 19, Aug. 2 and Aug. 16. Cost for the entire series is $40-$50, or $20 for an individual race. Check out www.theextra mileinc.com for more info.

Another pioneering event, the Daniel Island Twilight Fun Run 5K Series, kicks off its 11th year this evening. The event, a casual Thursday evening 5K series, has Reach David Quick at been emulated by organizers 937-5516.


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Summer movie madness for all

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f you head out to The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island tonight, I guarantee the following will be stuck in your head: “There are no cats in America, and the streets are paved with cheese.” While it may not be true in our world, it’s what a young Russian mouse named Fievel believes America is like in the animated film “An American Tale.” A favorite film of mine growing up, this tale is sure to entertain the family “beneath the pale moonlight” as they float around The Sanctuary pool. The film begins at 8:45 p.m. and admission is free. The Loggerhead Grill will extend its hours through the end of the event so that patrons may purchase food and beverages. For more info, go to www.kiawahresort.com/

starts at 10 a.m. today. www.facebook.com/FreshFor more info, call 762-4904. fieldsVillage.

Starlight Cinemas

accommodations/thesanctuary or call 768-6296.

Summer Kid Series

What do a whale-washing fish and a vegetarian shark have in common? A lot more than you might think. If you don’t believe me, check out James Island 8 Cinema’s showing of “Shark Tale.” And while the DreamWorks tale may sound like it’s purely for kids, I can guarantee that adults will enjoy it, too, as

Yet another kid-friendly film by DreamWorks is “Puss in Boots.” (You know you said that just like Antonio Banderas does in “Shrek 2.”) This time around, the once supporting player gets his own film, showing the events that happened before Puss meets up with Shrek and Donkey. And if you love all the fairytale nuances in the Shrek films, you won’t be disappointed as Puss teams FIle/Warner Bros. up with the likes of Humpty Oscar (left) and Lenny become unlikely friends in Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Little DreamWorks Animations’ “Shark Tale.” Boy Blue and more. The free Wednesday show there is some subtle, and not Smith, Robert De Niro, Renee begins at 8:30 p.m. on the so subtle, humor aimed at a Zellweger, Jack Black and An- Village Green at Freshfields more mature audience. And gelina Jolie, just to name a few. Village. let’s not forget the all-star cast The $2 show (the price also Find out more at www. voicing the characters: Will covers a drink and popcorn) FreshfieldsVillage.com or

Outdoor Film Fest

While everyone has been playing nice, Cinebarre swings for the fences by showing the raunchy adult comedy “Superbad.” Verging on cult classic status, the R-rated movie stars Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bill Hader, Seth Rogen and Emma Stone in the story of two co-dependent high school seniors who are forced to deal with separation anxiety while trying to attend a booze-soaked party. Cinebarre in Mount Pleasant will show the film for free on its outdoor screen. The fun begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday and the movie rolls at dark. For more info, go to cinebarre.com.


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Katy Perry performing with dancers in a scene from “Katy Perry: Part of Me.”

‘Part of Me’ reveals person behind pop star Katy Perry By Preston Jones McClatchy Newspapers

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Cob-Baehler. Across the board, Perry is hailed as a  (out of five stars) hardworking iconoclast willaking a serious Director: Dan cutforth, ing to put in the hours, if ocdocumentary about Jane Lipsitz. casionally a bit naive about aggressively overcast: Katy Perry, russell the outcome. the-top pop star Katy Perry Brand, shannon Woodward. to Perry’s credit, she almight seem to be a bit like rateD: PG for suggestive lows the filmmakers several trying to grab hold of a content, strong language, revealing peeks behind the cloud. yet directors Dan thematic elements, cotton-candy facade, inCutforth and Jane Lipsitz smoking. cluding a heartbreaking manage to balance the outrunning tiMe: 1 hour, sequence late in the film as landish with the painfully 35 minutes. her high-profile marriage personal in “Katy Perry: Part What DiD you to comedian russell Brand of Me,” a 3-D concert film/ thinK?: Find collapses. Her concerned biography hybrid. this review at assistant and manager lookCutforth and Lipsitz have charlestonscene. ing on, Perry is crumpled been here before, with last com and offer your opinion. up, wracked with sobs year’s similarly positioned and worlds away from the “Justin Bieber: never say confident, bubbly sexpot never.” In that film, as in eling pace exacts not only on she portrays onstage. It’s a this briskly paced outing, the star of the show, but her humanizing moment for a the goal is twofold: sate the support staff, as well. performer often dismissed rabid fan base with beautiIntercut with the gaudy, as little more than a living fully photographed concert flashy set pieces from her cartoon. footage and fashion a mythic “California Dreams” tour “Katy Perry: Part of Me” narrative as a white-hot ca— the 3-D technology is presents a familiar trajectory reer continues its ascension. put to good use here, imand often tips over into ha“Part of Me” tags along on mersing viewers in bubbles, giography, but there’s a symPerry’s 2011 international feathers and foam — are pathetic person at its core. arena tour, doggedly follow- interviews with the pop star, Given the generally hollow, ing her across the country Perry’s family and friends, cynical nature of the music and around the world. It’s an and her early defenders, like industry, evoking genuine eye-opening account of the producer Glen Ballard and pathos is the film’s most imtoll maintaining such a gru- music publicist Angelica pressive special effect.

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Oliver Stone back in bold form with ‘Savages’ movie review

By CHRISTy LEMIRE Associated Press

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he sun, in its various hues and levels of intensity, plays an important role in Oliver Stone’s latest, “Savages.” In the beginning of this tale of sex, drugs, money and power, it illuminates an idyllic decadence. It warms everything in a glow that suggests anything is possible, in a way that’s hazy and almost hallucinatory. But such a lifestyle can’t be maintained forever. That’s just the way these stories tend to go. So eventually, especially in the film’s bloody desert climax, the sun bakes everyone mercilessly, bleaching away the colors and revealing the characters’ true natures. Regardless of which side of the battle they’re on, it’s clear they’ve all become savages. Sounds intense, and Stone’s film is indeed a lurid, pulpy film noir but with an erotic, even dreamlike California beach vibe. It’s an intriguing contrast, this mixture of a genre and an aesthetic that may not necessarily sound like they’d blend well together, but the result is the most explosively poppy film Stone has made in a long time. “Savages” is darkly funny and stylishly violent but never reaches the overwhelming level of audiovisual assault

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Aaron Johnson (from left), Emile Hirsch and Taylor Kitsch in “Savages.” of, say, “Natural Born Killers.” Directing from a script he co-wrote with Shane Salerno and Don Winslow (based on Winslow’s novel), Stone draws us into this glamorous yet seedy world and draws strong performances from his eclectic ensemble cast. Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson co-star as best friends and business partners Chon and Ben, young surfer dudes who got rich quick growing a particularly strong strain of pot. Chon, an ex-Navy SEAL, came home after fighting in Afghanistan with the potent seeds and, understand-

ably, some residual jumpiness from the war. Ben, who studied botany at UCBerkeley, turned those seeds into a small, independent empire, but he’s a pacifist with philanthropic goals. The two live in a spectacular Laguna Beach home with endless views of the Pacific Ocean. They also happily share the affections of their mutual girlfriend, the gorgeous, blonde O (Blake Lively), a nouveau riche Orange County princess who benefits from this arrangement in every possible way. (And there is a whole lotta masculine, muscular nudity in this film, just FyI —

nearly as much as there was in last week’s release, “Magic Mike.”) Everyone’s happy until the leader of a Mexican cartel, the regal but ruthless Elena (a fantastic, scenery-chewing Salma Hayek), tries to expand her territory by taking over their business. First, she sends her trusted right-hand man (an elegant Demian Bechir) to approach them with a gentlemanly, if wellarmed, proposition. When they politely decline, with phrasing that will come back to haunt them, she sends one of her heavies (Benicio Del Toro, amusingly cartoony) to make her point a little

2010’s “The Town,” in contrast to her glamorous per1/2 (out of five stars) sona on- and off-camera. DirectOr: Oliver Stone. She’s called upon for more caSt: Aaron Johnson, physical and emotional rigors than ever before and, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, for the most part, rises to Benicio Del Toro, John Stone’s challenge. Travolta, Salma Hayek As our guide through this rateD: R for strong brutal shadowy world, she’s also and grisly violence, some saddled with delivering the graphic sexuality, nudity, film’s sometimes-smothering drug use and language narration; some lines that throughout perhaps read better on paper running time: 2 hours, clang on the ear. Approach9 minutes ing such language (and the What DiD yOu think?: voiceover in general) from Find this review at the perspective that it’s incharlestonscene. com and offer your tended as a fundamental piece of film noir-style filmopinion. making makes it more relevant, though not necessarily more tolerable. more clear. Among the other colorful Then things start to get recharacters with something ally ugly for these beautiful at stake are John Travolta as people. a DEA agent on the take and Kitsch is in one mode: Emile Hirsch as the genius He’s the trigger-happy, who finds complicated ways intense muscle of the opto hide the guys’ money. eration, but he’s consistent Stone clearly has a proand believable. Johnson drug message here, or at fares better: His character least an anti-war-on-drugs has more shading, and he proves once again how ver- message: Everything falls apart once controls start satile he is following roles being exerted. That’s unas young John Lennon in surprising, given the open “Nowhere Boy,” the nerdy superhero of “Kick-A**” and way in which he’s discussed the handsome but illiterate drug use throughout his life. boiler repair man in “Albert What is surprising is the fact that he’s not beating us over Nobbs.” the head with it. “Savages” Lively, meanwhile, conis an enjoyably gratuitous tinues to expand on the romp, but with something unexpected glimmers of to say. strength she revealed in


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Longing for ‘Paris’ in meandering ‘Rome’ By Betsy sharkey Los Angeles Times

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oody allen’s “to rome With Love” is an affectionate but meandering comedy that contemplates romance, fame, legacy and longing. It comes with much of the lightness and love for one of europe’s great cities that made last year’s “Midnight in Paris” so charming but little of the intellectual and emotional rigor that ultimately turned that film into something magical. Like Milly (alessandra Mastronardi), a young provincial wife who quickly gets turned around in the Italian capital, audiences will be wishing for a map — the better to follow all the competing themes of “to rome With Love.” to accommodate the ebb and flow of ideas, nearly everything about the film is fluid. The cast of characters is a sprawling one, even for a director who favors ensembles, and each role carries a lot of baggage to be unpacked during this roman holiday. The official headliners are allen, alec Baldwin, roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Judy

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Alec Baldwin (left) and Jesse Eisenberg are shown in a scene from “To Rome With Love.” Davis, Jesse eisenberg, Greta Gerwig and ellen Page. There is an equally long list of co-stars, including the fabulous tenor Fabio armiliato, who should have been among the first group. tellingly enough, the film begins in confusion — a traffic jam and a traffic cop who serves as an occasional and unnecessary narrator. hayley (alison Pill) is on the sidewalk. she looks like the typical college grad from the states, new to the city and lost. soon enough, she is found, swept up by its charm

and one of its Michelangelos (Flavio Parenti). But the couple, quickly engaged, are just a tease. The director is really interested in their parents. hayley’s dad is Jerry (allen), a retired opera director, and her mother is Phyllis (Davis), a therapist. In Michelangelo’s family, the one to watch is his father, Giancarlo (armiliato), a mortician. The engagement brings the families together and sets the stage for one of the film’s four distinct set pieces — let’s call it “The Foibles and Frustrations of aging,” for

that is what will be sliced and diced in time. Before anyone has a chance to settle in, “rome” shifts to a cafe and a 50ish architect, John (Baldwin), who soon excuses himself to search for the apartment where he lived years ago when his adult life was just starting out. Let’s call this segment “The Follies of youth, Part 1,” for John bumps into Jack (eisenberg), essentially a younger version of himself. Jack’s a budding architect who is clear about his career but conflicted about love. should he settle for the steady girlfriend, sally (Gerwig), or her intoxicating best friend, Monica (Page), an actress on-the-cusp who has unexpectedly turned up on their doorstep? John has a few opinions on the matter that he’s intent on sharing. While Jack’s love life is twisting in the wind and John is opining, Milly (remember her, the provincial wife?) is caught up in a series of moral crises of her own, including a blushing brush with fame and her matinee idol (antonio albanese). husband antonio (alessandro tiberi) gets into a bit of hot water too with the help

named best foreign language film at the Oscars. In “to rome,” he is a family man  1/2 (out of five stars) of absolutely no distinction DiRectoR: Woody Allen who finds himself for no apparent reason at the center of cast: Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope a media storm. “to rome” is a return to Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse acting for allen, who has Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, not starred in one of his Ellen Page, Woody Allen films since 2006’s “scoop,” RateD: R for some sexual and he’s put himself in good references company, with everyone easRunning time: 1 hour, ily pulling their weight. 52 minutes allen’s films have always What DiD you think?: felt autobiographical. This Find this review at one feels especially close to charlestonscene.com home in its story of an agand offer your opinion. ing man trying to remain relevant. since he is the man of a high-end hooker named in charge, allen gives Jerry his shot at redemption. It inanna (Cruz). This segment is all about temptation, am- volves Giancarlo, who sings like a virtuoso when he hits bition and expectations of young marrieds: “The Follies the shower at night. In this, armiliato shows exactly why of youth, Part 2.” he’s revered in opera circles Then there is one of the for his voice and charisma. film’s most delightful sechere again fame rears its tions, a non sequitur that ugly head. Jerry promises it. turns into a thoroughly enGiancarlo is intrigued by it. tertaining treatise on, well, “The Frivolous and Fleeting There are issues to contend Nature of Fame.” This excur- with, to say nothing of all sion, or diversion, centers on those other lives playing out; a nondescript office worker, it can feel a mess. But anytime Giancarlo Leopoldo, played by Benigni steps in the shower and as ebullient as he was in starts to sing, for that mo1999 climbing over seats when “Life is Beautiful” was ment nothing else matters.

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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.

Opening Future Shorts NR

Quarterly film screening featuring the latest in international short films. PARk CIRClE: Sat: 8

Katy Perry: Part of Me  PG

Documentary follows the pop star’s life on and off the stage.

CINEbARRE: Fri: 12:47, 3:17; SatSun: 11, 1:30; Mon-Thurs July 12: 12:47, 3:17 CINbARRE 3D: Fri: 6:17, 8:57, 11:17; Sat-Sun: 4:30, 7:10, 9:30; Mon-Thurs July 12: 6:17, 8:57, 11:17 JAMES ISlAND: Today-Thurs July 12: 12:30 JAMES ISlAND 3D: Today-Thurs July 12: 3:05, 6:45, 9:15 NORTHwOODS 3D: Today-Thurs July 12: 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20

To Rome With Love 1/2 R

Woody Allen’s latest film about visitors and residents of Rome and their adventures, romantic and otherwise.

TERRACE: Fri-Thurs July 12: 12:05, 2:15, 3:15, 4:35, 7:20, 9:25

Savages 1/2 R

Two marijuana growers join with a corrupt DEA agent to go up against the Mexican drug cartel that kidnapped their girlfriend.

CINEbARRE: Fri: 12:06, 3:06, 6:06, 9:56, 12:46; Sat-Sun: 9:45, 12:45, 3:45, 7:35, 10:25; Mon-Thurs July 12: 12:06, 3:06, 6:06, 9:56, 12:46 JAMES ISlAND: Fri-Thurs July 12: 12:45, 4:05, 7:05, 10:05

Playing Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 1/2

helpers.

CINEbARRE: Today: 1:20, 4:20, 7:50, 10:20; Fri: 12:35, 3:10, 6:10, 9:45, 12:10; Sat-Sun: 10:40, 1:15, 4:15, 7:50, 10:15; Mon-Thurs July 12: 12:35, 3:10, 6:10, 9:45, 12:10 CITADEl: Today: 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30 JAMES ISlAND: Today: 1:35, 4:15, 7, 9:45 NORTHwOODS: Today-Thurs July 12: 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:35, 9:55 NORTHwOODS 3D: Today: 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20 PAlMETTO GRANDE: Today: 1:55, 7:45 PAlMETTO GRANDE 3D: Today: 5:05, 10:15 REGAl 18: Today: 1:05, 7:40 REGAl 18 3D: Today: 4:10, 10:10

The Amazing Spider-Man PG-13

Teenage Peter Parker’s SpiderMan beginnings.

CINEbARRE 3D: Today: 12:45, 3:45, 7:30, 10:35; Fri: 12:34, 3:39, 6:49, 10:09, 1:09; Sat-Sun: 10:05, 1:10, 4:20, 7:40, 10:40; Mon-Thurs July 12: 12:34, 3:39, 6:49, 10:09, 1:09 CINEbARRE: Today: 2:45, 6:30, 9:45; Fri: 12:14, 2:59, 3:19, 6:09, 6:29, 9:29, 9:49, 12:29, 12:49; Sat-Sun: 9:45, 12:30, 12:50, 3:40, 4, 7, 7:20, 10, 10:20; Mon-Thurs July 12: 12:14, 2:59, 3:19, 6:09, 6:29, 9:29, 9:49, 12:29, 12:49 CITADEl 3D: Today: 11:30, 2:20, 5:10, 8:30 CITADEl: Today: noon, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9:30 CITADEl IMAX: Today: 10, 1, 4, 7, 10 Hwy 21: Fri-Thurs July 12: 8:45 JAMES ISlAND 3D: Today-Thurs July 12: 12:30, 3:50, 7:05, 10:20 JAMES ISlAND: Today-Thurs July 12: noon, 3:25, 6:45, 10 NORTHwOODS: Today-Thurs July 12: 11, noon, 2, 3, 5, 6:30, 8, 9:30 NORTHwOODS 3D: Today-Thurs July 12: 10, 1, 4, 7, 10 PAlMETTO GRANDE 3D: Today: 12:45, 1:30, 4, 4:50, 7:10, 8:10, 10:25 PAlMETTO GRANDE: Today: 12:30, 1, 3:45, 4:15, 7, 7:30, 10:10 REGAl 18 3D: Today: 1, 2, 4:15, 5:15, 7:30, 8:30, 10:30 REGAl 18: Today: 12:30, 1:30, 3:45, 4:45, 7, 8, 10

The Avengers

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President Abraham Lincoln is on a mission to rid the country of vampires and their slave-owning

Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, Hawkeye and Black

TheaTers

PG-13

Widow fight to save Earth from Thor’s brother, Loki. CITADEl: Today: 9:50 NORTHwOODS: Today: 12:50, 6:50

Bernie 1/2 PG-13

A small-town Texas mortician (Jack Black) befriends then murders a disagreeable rich widow. TERRACE: Today: 9:20

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 1/2 PG-13

Despite the false advertising, British retirees find their lives transformed in the less expensive and seemingly exotic India.

TERRACE: Today: 12:25, 2:50, 5, 7:10; Fri-Thurs July 12: 1:10, 5:15, 7:25

Brave  PG

A Scottish princess must rely on her bravery and skills to undo a beastly curse on her kingdom.

CINEbARRE: Today: 3:55, 9:40; Fri: 12:42, 6:17, 11:22; Sat-Sun: 10:50, 4:25, 9:30; Mon-Thurs July 12: 12:42, 6:17, 11:22 CINEbARRE 3D: Today: 12:55, 7:15; Fri: 3:17, 8:57; Sat-Sun: 1:25, 7:05; Mon-Thurs July 12: 3:17, 8:57 CITADEl: Today: 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50 CITADEl 3D: Today: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30 JAMES ISlAND: Today-Thurs July 12: 1, 3:30, 6:15, 8:45 NORTHwOODS: Today-Thurs July 12: 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50 NORTHwOODS 3D: Today-Thurs July 12: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30 PAlMETTO GRANDE: Today: 1:10, 4:30, 7:20, 10 PAlMETTO GRANDE 3D: Today: 1:40, 5:10, 7:55, 10:20 REGAl 18: Today: 12:35, 4:20, 6:45, 9:35 REGAl 18 3D: Today: 1:25, 4:50, 7:25, 10:05

The Jungle Book PG

Disney’s classic of Mowgli the man-cub and his move to a human village with the help of

Bagheera and Baloo.

TERRACE: Wed: 11 a.m.

4:10, 5:10, 6:10, 7:15, 8:10, 9:30; FriSat: 12:25, 2:30, 4:20, 7, 8:45, 9:30, 10:15; Sun-Thurs July 12: 12:25, 2:30, 4:20, 7, 8:45, 9:30

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted People Like Us 1/2 PG

Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman join a traveling circus.

CITADEl: Today: 12:20, 2:35, 4:50, 7:30 Hwy 21: Fri-Thurs July 12: 8:45 NORTHwOODS: Today-Thurs July 12: 1:20, 4, 6:50 NORTHwOODS 3D: Today: 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:25 PAlMETTO GRANDE: Today: 1:20, 3:50, 6:45, 9:20 REGAl 18: Today: 12:55, 6:50 REGAl 18 3D: Today: 4:30, 9:30

Magic Mike 1/2 R

A veteran male stripper teaches a new, young dancer the tricks of the trade. CINEbARRE: Today: 1:10, 4:10, 7:25, 10; Fri: 12:25, 3:05, 6:05, 9:30, 12; Sat-Sun: 10:25, 1:05, 4:05, 7:30, 10; Mon-Thurs July 12: 12:25, 3:05, 6:05, 9:30, 12 CITADEl: Today: noon, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 JAMES ISlAND: Today-Thurs July 12: 1:25, 4:05, 7:10, 9:45 NORTHwOODS: Today-Thurs July 12: 12:10, 2:35, 5, 7:25, 9:50 PAlMETTO GRANDE: Today: 1:50, 4:40, 7:40, 10:20 REGAl 18: Today: 1:35, 4:25, 7:50, 10:20

Men in Black 3 1/2 PG-13

To save the agency and the planet, Agent J travels back to 1969 to prevent an alien criminal from assassinating Agent K. CITADEl: Today: 3:50, 9:50 Hwy 21: Fri-Thurs July 12: 11:15 NORTHwOODS: Today: 9:20

Moonrise Kingdom  PG-13

In the summer of 1965, two 12-year-olds fall in love and make a secret pact to run away.

CITADEl: Today: 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15 PAlMETTO GRANDE: Today: 2:20, 4:55, 7:15, 9:45 TERRACE: Today: 12:15, 1, 2:15, 3,

Superbad R

Socially inept high-schoolers try to obtain booze for a party. CINEbARRE: Wed: Dark

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Tales of Vesperia

A struggling twenty-something must deliver $150,000 to a 30-year-old sister he’s never met.

Anime adventure based on the video game.

PG-13

CINEbARRE: Today: 1:05, 4:05, 7:20, 10:10; Fri: 12:10, 2:55, 5:55, 9:20, 11:55; Sat-Sun: 10:05, 12:50, 3:50, 7:15, 9:50; Mon-Thurs July 12: 12:10, 2:55, 5:55, 9:20, 11:55 CITADEl: Today: 1:10, 4, 7, 9:30 NORTHwOODS: Today-Thurs July 12: 1, 3:45, 6:55, 9:25 PAlMETTO GRANDE: Today: 1:25, 4:20, 7:25, 10:10 REGAl 18: Today: 1:20, 4:35, 7:15, 9:50 TERRACE: Today: 12, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15; Fri-Thurs July 12: 12:10, 2:15, 4:30, 7:05, 9:15

Prometheus 1/2 R

Space explorers discover a clue to the origins of humankind.

CITADEl: Today: 9:50 NORTHwOODS: Today: 9:45 PAlMETTO GRANDE: Today: 12:50, 4:05, 6:55, 9:55 REGAl 18: Today: 1:15, 4, 7:05, 9:55

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 1/2

NR

PARk CIRClE: Wed: 8

Ted 1/2 R

A grown man’s cherished and alive childhood teddy bear creates conflict as he attempts to embrace adulthood.

CINEbARRE: Today: 1:15, 4:15, 7:30, 10:15; Fri: 12:31, 3:06, 6:06, 9:41, 12:06; Sat-Sun: 10:35, 1:10, 4:10, 7:45, 10:10; Mon-Thurs July 12: 12:31, 3:06, 6:06, 9:41, 12:06 CITADEl: Today: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:35 JAMES ISlAND: Today-Thurs July 12: 1:35, 4:15, 7, 9:50 NORTHwOODS: Today-Thurs July 12: 12:05, 2:30, 4:55, 7:20, 9:45 PAlMETTO GRANDE: Today: 2:30, 5:20, 8, 10:30 REGAl 18: Today: 12:50, 1:50, 4:05, 5:05, 7:20, 8:10, 9:45

That’s My Boy  R

Dad tries to reconnect with his son.

R

REGAl 18: Today: 1:45, 4:40, 7:45, 10:25

A man and his neighbor take a road trip to find his high school sweetheart.

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection

CINEbARRE: Today: 1:25, 4:25, 7:45, 10:05

Snow White and the Huntsman  PG-13

The Huntsman is ordered by the Evil Queen to kill Snow White, but he teaches her the art of war and retaliation instead.

CITADEl: Today: 12:45, 7 NORTHwOODS: Today: 1, 3:55, 7, 9:50; Fri-Thurs July 12: 9:30 PAlMETTO GRANDE: Today: 12:35, 7:05 REGAl 18: Today: 3:50, 9:55

PG-13

A Wall Street investment banker hides out at Madea’s house.

CINEbARRE: Today: 1, 4, 7:35, 10:30; Fri: 12:14, 2:59, 5:59, 9:29, 12:09; Sat-Sun: 10:10, 12:55, 3:55, 7:25, 10:05; Mon-Thurs July 12: 12:14, 2:59, 5:59, 9:29, 12:09 CITADEl: Today: 12:05, 1, 2:35, 3:30, 5, 6:40, 7:30, 9:10, 10 Hwy 21: Fri-Thurs July 12: 10:35 JAMES ISlAND: Today-Thurs July 12: 1:10, 4:10, 7, 10 NORTHwOODS: Today-Thurs July 12: 12, 1, 2:30, 3:30, 5, 6:40, 7:30, 9:10, 10 PAlMETTO GRANDE: Today: 2:10, 5, 7:50, 10:30 REGAl 18: Today: 12:40, 1:40, 3:55, 4:55, 7:35, 8:05, 10:15

Azalea Square, 215 Azalea Square Blvd., Summerville, 821-8000 | Cinebarre, 963 Houston-Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant, 884-7885 | Citadel Mall Stadium 16 with IMAX, 2072 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., 556-4629 | Highway 21 Drive In, Beaufort, 846-4500 | James Island 8, Folly and Central Park Rd., 795-9499 | Hippodrome, 360 Concord St., Suite 100, 724-9132 | Cinemark Movies 8, 4488 Ladson Rd., Summerville, 800-326-3264 (dial 1415#) | Palmetto Grande, U.S. 17 North, Mount Pleasant, 216-TOWN | Park Circle Films, 4820 Jenkins Ave., Park Circle, North Charleston, 628-5534 | Regal Cinemas 18, 2401 Mall Drive, North Charleston, 529-1946 | Terrace, 1956-D Maybank Hwy., 762-9494 | Ivanhoe Cinema 4, Walterboro, 549-6400 | Northwoods Stadium Cinemas, 2181 Northwoods Blvd., North Charleston, 518-6000


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Dp-S offers comfort cuisine, snacks By RoB young

single, crispy pork chop, an

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mac and cheese, and a double heaping of red rice. Sides here include red rice, corn, green beans, lima beans, mac and cheese, potato salad and shrimp rice. There’s nothing too pricey here either. Four dollars fetches you livers and gizzards and fries, while $5 promises five drumettes or two pieces of fried fish and fries. A $7 dinner consists of ribs, pork chops, turkey wings and a pair of sides. For $8, there’s oxtail plus one side. Then for $10, you get 12 steamed crabs along with potatoes and corn. Also available: cheeseburgers, hot dogs, chili cheese fries and chili cheese

Special to The Post and Courier order of delightfully gooey

he sign on the exterior may read Asia’s Ice Cream Shoppe — why mess with that pretty pink mural? — but the menu masthead refers to Dp-S Soul Food and Snack Bar. Either way, either title, the courses here relate to comfort cuisine: livers, gizzards, baked chicken, pork chops, fried crabs and fish, ribs, shrimp and turkey wings. A tidy interior reveals limited seating, one four-top table and a pair of booths, as R&B thumps from the stereo. It’s an appropriate backdrop for Styrofoam plates packed with the requisite meat and two sides. It’s a generous provision: a

If you go

What: Dp-S Soul Food and Snack bar Where: 1745 Remount Road, north Charleston Phone: 573-7445 nachos. Plus wings, plenty of wings in flavors like garlic, lemon pepper, honey mustard, teriyaki and barbecue. As for ice cream, there’s not much actually, only a few containers of Wholly Cow. Though the menu promises more soon. But hey, it’s definitely got the snack side covered with Kosher dill pickles, pickled pigs feet, Andy Capp cheddar fries and assorted candies.

A fried pork chop plate with red rice and macaroni and cheese.

Rob Young


Thursday, July 5, 2012: E11

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Sesame Burgers expands to Mount Pleasant

By DeiDre Schipani apple and cucumber dill as Special to The Post and Courier well as classic dressings such as ranch, bleu cheese and n april, casey Glowacki thousand island. and Joe Fischbein of Five The pimiento cheese is a Loaves fame and propriSesame original, the mozzaetors of Sesame Burgers rella is hand-pulled and the and Beer in charleston and peanut butter is homemade. north charleston opened Daily specials are posted a third Sesame location in on their blog and are specific Mount pleasant. to each location. Sesame Located in the former honors the season and yoBurrito spot on Johnsupports local fishing and nie Dodds Boulevard, the farming industries where interior received a complete possible. Local shrimp were overhaul, and a spacious a recent special. patio directs the flow of Salads are available as half customers to the interior. portions; great news for those The bar commands center who consider a salad a course stage with a window wall of to be enjoyed and not an enbooths flanking the street tree. appetites of all sizes can side. a flight of stairs takes be easily satisfied here. you up to a well-chiseled eat- The onion rings ($5.50) are ing space configured above the size of Bakelite bangle the lower dining room. bracelets; “blue’s corn” ($3.75 The space has an industri- for 2; $2 for one ear) is treatal, recycled feel right down ed as elote — cooked in milk, to the bar, which is fashgrilled and finished with chiioned from beer bottle caps, potle butter, fresh lime juice labels, coasters, broken glass and cotija cheese. Mexican and a bit of “beer research” street food at its messy best. used to establish the menu. a grilled calamari salad The outdoor patio one day ($4.50; $8.75) layered a bed will bloom with a green wall of leafy spring mix with red of jasmine, and planters are onions, grilled pineapple filled with herbs and native and parmesan cheese with plants, creating green space crusty tender calamari rings and a barrier to the parkand tentacles. The dressing ing lot. posters on the wall was a pineapple vinaigrette celebrate the glory days of that had been roughly breweries, an era now being ground into a gloppy dressrediscovered with local and ing. Maybe a fine dice of regional craft beer producers. pineapple in its juice with Sesame is the place to go to oil and vinegar would better sample the lagers, pilsners, serve the salad. ambers, stouts, ales and The kitchen does a credible wheat beers that make drink- job of keeping consistent to ing liquid bread so satisfying. the culinary themes of its The staircase to the mezza- menu: a Southwestern salad nine is lined with old-timey ($4.50, $8.75) is garnished meat grinders and a gallery with corn and black beans of plants is a pleasant view and dressed with a chipotle from this dining area. vinaigrette; the Memphis The menu stays the course burger honors “the King” of the successful model of with peanut butter, banana the original Sesame in park and bacon; and the pesto circle. in-house ground chicken sandwich ($7) is Meyers Farm grass-fed beef, topped with Fontina cheese one of the more flavorful and prosciutto and served burgers around, is wellon a ciabatta. seasoned by the kitchen. Meats are roasted in-house, The rolls, pickles, musand tender turkey forms the tard and ketchup are made base for a california reuben in-house. The dressings ($7) and turkey club ($7). likewise are created in the portions are generous, and kitchen and include a menu the burger menu is a twoof vinaigrettes such as pine- fisted affair, especially if you

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Sesame Burgers and Beer’s newest location is 675-E Johnnie Dodds Blvd. in Mount Pleasant. take advantage of the 47 ways to customize. and if you cannot flavor your feast of burger fancy, they encourage you to “just ask” and they will try to accommodate you. The burger menu includes turkey burgers, black bean burgers and beef along with grilled chicken breast. a side of coleslaw ($1.50) was a poor excuse for this staple cabbage salad. Thick strands of green cabbage were tossed in a flavorless dressing that had little resemblance to this sandwich shop side. The coleslaw on the turkey reuben sandwich was clearly from another batch, but it was too thick-cut to be a part of a sandwich stack. The classic burger needed no gilding. it was well-seasoned, cooked as ordered, arrived hot with the cheese melted and could well be the poster child for grass-fed beef. a fried chicken sandwich ($7) was also a winner. Tender, buttermilk fried chicken

topped with some Southern love: pimiento cheese, pickled onions and a fresh slice of tomato. Messy goodness all around. The sides are nicely portioned and fairly priced ($1.50-$2.50). Desserts ($2-$4.50) include a decadent brownie sundae, oversize chocolate chip cookie and a bread pudding of the day ($4) that was cream cheese and strawberries at the time of our visit. adult milkshakes ($7) also may cap off your meal, as well as a simple scoop of vanilla ice cream ($1). Bring a side of patience. although this is the largest Sesame, it is clear that burgers and beer are the way to the stomachs of Mount pleasant and you could experience a bit of a wait. Whether you crave your burgers plain or fancy, at Sesame Burgers and Beer, you are in the land of the free and home to the burger.

Brad Nettles/staff

Sesame Burgers and Beer CuiSine: Global american Category: Neighborhood favorite LoCation: 675-e Johnnie dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant (in the sports Corner) Phone: 884-5553 hourS: Monday-thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; fridaysaturday 11 a.m.-midnight; sunday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. with new sunday brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Food:  ServiCe:  atMoSPhere:  PriCe: $ CoStS: appetizers and bar snacks $3.75-$7; salads $3.75-$8.75; sandwiches $5.25-$7.50; burgers $4.70$6.20; specialty burgers $4.95-$8.25; toppings 15 cents-$1.05; desserts $1-$4.50. sunday brunch $7-$10. vegetarian oPtionS: Yes Bar: full-service bar; adult milkshakes; 20 beers on tap deCiBeL LeveL: Moderate WheeLChair aCCeSS: Yes Parking: lot other: facebook, twitter, sesameburgersandbeer. com, sesameburgersandbeer.blogspot.com. daily specials posted on blog; Mexican Mondays; $3 tuesdays, burgers are $3 after 4 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant location. Monday Night trivia 7-9 p.m. Outdoor patio; mezzanine seating.


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By DeiDre Schipani restaurant, is expanding Special to The Post and Courier its hours with the addition of lunch and brunch Peaches on menu service. Lunch is available The Old Village post house 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondayis hosting a special peach Saturday. dinner at 6:30 p.m. July 25 Brunch will be served with special guest chef jimi- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. every Sunday. hatt from Guerrilla cuisine. in addition to the regular chef de cuisine Forrest lunch menu, ’cesca is ofparker and executive chef fering an express lunch that Frank Lee have worked with includes a choice of soup jimihatt to create a culinary or salad, tagliatelle Bologtribute to South carolina nese or whole-wheat penne peaches. The menu includes pomodoro and a drink for four courses that will be $11.50. paired with wines to bring Brunch includes a buffet out the peach flavors. offering as well as a la carte. reservations are required Brunch specialties include and can be made by calling a frittata and waffle station 388-8935. The dinner is $65, with made-to-order omelets plus tax and gratuity. and waffles, and a carving To see the full menu, go to station featuring italian www.oldvillageposthouse. porketta. com. ’cesca accepts walk-ins as well as reservations. To New hours at ’Cesca reserve a table, go to www. ’cesca, charleston’s new opentable.com/cescasouthern regional italian charleston or call 718-2580.

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Cooking by the book

executive chef Kevin Johnson of The Grocery is teaming up with Damien Schaefer, creator of the James Beard nominated dining experience and cooking channel television show “The Four coursemen,” for a special dinner at heirloom Book co. on July 17. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., guests may enjoy a collaborative, seasonal, multicourse meal envisioned and prepared by Johnson and Schaefer. Grassroots Wine is providing pairings and will be on hand to discuss the vintages. Lowland and rebellion farms, among other local producers, are supplying ingredients, and guest chefs include Dean neff, executive chef at Five and Ten; Matt Downes, owner of Luna Baking corp.; and Ken Manring, chef and owner of White Tiger Gourmet, all of which are in athens, Ga. The dinner is $100, including tax, with a portion of sales donated to Slow Food charleston. Seating is limited. File/staFF For reservations, call heirSouth Carolina peaches will play a key roll in a special loom Book co. at 469-1717. The Grocery is at 4 cannon dinner later this month at Old Village Post House. St. such as Jack’s BBQ sauce, breakfast sold out, so plan New menu for Queen Jack’s zippy onion relish now. call 881-3780. Steven Lusby, 82 Queen’s and the new mango peppa creative Spark is at 757 executive chef, announced ketchup. Long point road, Mount a dramatic change in the Jack’s cosmic Dogs has pleasant. menu at the restaurant, three locations: 817 St. anintroducing a two-part sum- drews Blvd. in West ashley, Brunch at Sesame Sesame Burgers and Beer mer menu: The “ ‘Queen’s 1531 Folly road on James isclassics’ menu features tra- land and 2805 U.S. highway at 675 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. ditional Lowcountry dishes, 17 in Mount pleasant. check in Mount pleasant, has while the ‘influences’ menu out jackscosmicdogs.com for launched a new Sunday brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Spepays homage to the rich, more. cials prices will be offered on caribbean flavors deeply Calling all kids bloody marys and mimosas. rooted in the Lowcountry creative Spark will host call 884-5553 for more info. culinary culture.” a “Fairytale Breakfast” on The restaurant also will For information on July 21. host a Stone Beer Dinner on the new menu, go to Bring the kids for a magiJuly 18. check out its webwww.82queen.com. cal morning full of entersite, sesameburgersandbeer. New at Jack’s tainment, live characters com, for details. Jack’s cosmic Dogs has from fairy tale favorites and Catering company teamed up with Sep harvin a gourmet breakfast buffet, hailey and rhett Tanner, of the Williamsburg packincluding breakfast pizzas, a formerly of Sushi By rhett ing co. in Kingstree to pro- waffle station and more. and Savory Sushi and caterduce four new locally made character appearances ing, have launched a new casausages. include Sleeping Beauty, tering company called holy new product items will prince charming, Goldiinclude a bratwurst, all-beef locks, Baby Bear, pinocchio city catering. Find out more at holycitykielbasa, chicken chorizo and the Blue Fairy. catering.com or by calling and a hot italian. Toppings The cost is $10, and reserwill be cosmic favorites vations are a must. The June 762-3338.

Cupcakes are coming

a gourmet cupcake boutique complete with a party room will be coming to north charleston. Butter cupcakes will be at 5070 international Blvd. (near panera). For more information, email buttercupcakes843@ gmail.com.

Opening soon

The Original Ms. roses Fine Food and cocktails plans a local opening. call 766-022 for more.

Working for breakfast The Workman’s cafe at 1837 Grimball road, James island, is serving Saturday breakfast 7 a.m.-noon. Lunch is served 11 a.m.3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. call 406-0120 for more info.

New on the Ashley

The hydeOut at Dolphin cove Marina, 2079 austin ave., opened June 29 and offers water views with 22 boat slips, live entertainment and a menu of american fare. call 745-0426 for info.

Now open in Mt. P.

J.paul’z Tapas, Sushi & Libations has opened its second location at 1405 Ben Sawyer Blvd. On the menu: new american tapas, sushi, seafood, pasta and full bar. Find out more by emailing info@jpaulz.com.

Upper King

Dellz Vibez, 569½ King St., is open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. On the menu; shakes, smoothies and juices.

Under construction

Work is under way at Delish Bakery and Bistro at 272-B Meeting St.

REV’d up and open

Sushi hiro has reopened at 298 King St. revolutionary eating Ventures (reV) teamed up with hideya ishibashi to reinvent the Sushi hiro format. reV has announced a soft opening with menu additions being made daily. hours are 5-11 p.m. call 853-3524 for more info.


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Thursday, July 5, 2012: E13

N.Y. artist’s ‘The Tempest’ to end at Redux I

f you haven’t been to see Jason Hackenwerth’s installation exhibit “The Tempest” at Redux yet, you need to go check it out as it will be coming down very soon. This New York installation artist created “The Tempest” specifically for Redux. These “experimental sculptures cut from plywood are designed to fit together with a tongue-in-groove construction technique allowing the forms to be assembled like a giant puzzle and be held together by gravity. The sculptures also are grounded by large-scale deep blue drawings using the linear elements of their design. Inspired by the iconic sculptures and mobiles of past masters, especially Alexander Calder, each of Hackenwerth’s works are an expression in the evolving language of sculpture,” explains Janie Askew, executive director at Redux. On Monday, join Hackenwerth and the Redux crew for the exhibition closing celebration. The cost is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers. All proceeds will support Redux’s education and outreach programs. There will be a gallery talk with Askew 5:30-6 p.m., live music from the Local Honeys 6-8 p.m. and a silent auction of Hackenwerth’s works will begin at 8 p.m.

Redux is at 136 St. Phillip St. Call 722-0697 or go to www. reduxstudios.org.

‘Glimpses’

This month’s featured artist at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery is Alvin B. Glen with a collection of pastels and mixed-media drawings titled “Glimpses of the Lowcountry.” Glen describes his work as “surreal-realism,” as he says that his images are seldom in fully recognizable environments and that he either includes or takes away some element, allowing the viewer to complete the image. “The images in this exhibit give brief looks into how I grew up and how new experiences affected my view of the familiar, the expected and the new. I prefer not to tell a complete story, but instead allow the viewer to complete the story with the knowledge they bring to the piece,” the artist said. Join him 5-8 p.m. Friday

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These images show pieces from Jason Hackenwerth’s installation exhibit “The Tempest” at Redux, 136 St. Phillip St. Hackenwerth created the exhibit specifically for Redux.

for an opening reception of “Glimpses of the Lowcountry” at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery, 160 East Bay St. For details, go to www. charlestonartistguild.com.

Doodle 4 Google

A while back, Google created a competition for children in kindergarten through high school called Doodle 4 Google. “Doodle 4 Google is one of

several efforts by Google to encourage and celebrate the creativity of young people by asking students to create their own Google doodle. The theme this year was ‘If I could travel in time, I’d visit ...’ , ” explains Marla Loftus, director of communications at the Gibbes. Many South Carolina youngsters entered the competition, and the top doodles were chosen by Googlers and celebrity judges such as Katy Perry, “Phineas and Ferb” creator and executive producer Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, and recording artist Jordin Sparks. The South Carolina Doodle 4 Google 2012 finalists recently were announced, and their work is on display at the Gibbes Museum Wel-

come Gallery. There are 10 finalists, one from each grade, and there will be one piece of art from each. The S.C. finalists are students from Bluffton, Conway, Johnsonville, Pickens, Rock Hill, Simpsonville, Mount Pleasant and North Charleston. The works will be on display through the end of July. The Welcome Gallery at the Gibbes, 135 Meeting St., can be accessed without paying museum admission. Highlights of the Gibbes collection can be viewed on Google Art Project at www. googleartproject.com. For more on the Gibbes Museum, call 722-2706 or go to www.gibbesmuseum. org.


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By Matthew GodBey

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com or call 571-4343 for more information.

Bones,” was released in 2009 and shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Reggae Charts. his latMishka The Original Wailers est album, “talk about,” was tracing the branches that Born in Bermuda and released in 2010 under the make up The wailers’ long raised primarily on a sailproduction of Butch walker and confusing history reboat, drifting from one island (Pete yorn, Pink) and dequires a lot of diagrams and to another throughout the buted at No. 1 on the itunes charts. So here’s the short of Caribbean, Mishka Frith, Reggae Chart. it: known simply as Mishka, Mishka will perform FriProvided spent most of his youth playThe wailers started in 1963 day at The Pour house, 1977 with founding members Bob The Original Wailers ing music and windsurfing in Maybank highway, with MiMarley, Bunny Livingston between his homeschooling cah Brown. tickets are $12 roots reggae. and Peter tosh. sessions. in advance, $14 the day of the Marley split from the band with longtime Marley colThe island culture and show. doors open at 9 p.m. in 1974 to form Bob Marley laborator and original Bob vagabond childhood is easy Go to charlestonpourhouse. and The wailers and go on to Marley and The wailers gui- to hear in Mishka’s music. com or call 571-4343 for international super stardom. tarist anderson at its helm, and while his influence more information. when Marley died in 1981, The original wailers is one certainly stems from reggae, several original members of of the last chances to hear Mishka’s ability to write from Thomas Wynn Bob Marley and The wailers the songs that shaped a genre his personal experience gives & the Believers formed The wailers Band. and began an international him a voice full of sincerity Then, guitarist al anderThere’s an endless crowd movement. and originality largely unson decided to form his own of working bands and singThe original wailers will matched by any other songband in 2008 called The ers out there, a virtual sea perform tuesday at The Pour writer. original wailers. of musicians and singers house, 1977 Maybank highMishka met Matthew and take into account bobbing in the waves of obway, with the local group McConaughey in 2005, that Livingston performs scurity, most never to be noold you. tickets are $22 in prompting the actor to sign solo under the name Bunny advance, $25 the day of the the up-and-coming singer to ticed by the masses. It takes wailer, and you have a mind- show and are available online his label, j.k. livin (just keep something special, or some boggling number of wailers at etix.com. doors open at incredible good fortune, to livin). to keep up with. Fortunately, 8 p.m. Mishka’s first album under stand out. they all play noteworthy But when a band or artist Go to charlestonpourhouse. j.k. livin, titled “above the

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does come along with that “thing,” they can be found, for a short time, in the same small clubs, bars and restaurants that make for memorable performances before the masses catch on. Thomas wynn & the Believers is that band, the proverbial beacon shining through the surrounding darkness. Relatively new to the scene, the band consists of siblings Thomas and olivia wynn and a cast of veteran musicians. The group’s independently released debut came out in 2009 and helped land the band on stages alongside acts such as drive-By truckers, Gov’t Mule, The Blind Boys of alabama and Charlie daniels. Crowds happily welcomed the new band last year, purchasing more than 2,000 copies of the debut and lining up in and around the group’s native Florida to catch a glimpse of its widely acclaimed live show. The style is nothing new:

Southern rock with a lot of soul and plenty of blues. But its execution is what sets it apart. Thomas wynn’s gutwrenching growls ascend into perfectly pitched high notes, while sister olivia softens the rawness with hallowed-like harmonies that soar sweetly above the pain in her brother’s roars. The band released its sophomore effort in January and is in the middle of a nationwide tour that will stop in Charleston for two shows over two weeks. Thomas wynn & the Believers will perform Saturday at Fiery Ron’s home team BBQ, 2209 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. tickets are $5 at the door. doors open at 10 p.m. Go to hometeambbq. com for more information. The band will perform a second show at the tin Roof, 1117 Magnolia Road, on July 12. Call the tin Roof at 571-0775 or go to the venue’s Facebook page for more information.


Thursday, July 5, 2012: E15

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Joe Jackson The Duke/Razor & Tie

The royal Tinfoil

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When everything is said and done, and he’s finally finished writing and recording music, no one will ever be able to say that Joe Jackson didn’t do things his way. The artist, who is known to bristle when anything other than his complete control of his music is even suggested, has made a career of hopscotching through one musical style after another. After becoming one of the darlings of the post-punk new wave era with songs such as “I’m the Man” and “Is She Really Going Out With Him?” Jackson has made a career out of recording in a certain style then moving on to the next style that caught his fancy, even if the current album was successful. Jackson’s latest effort, “The Duke,” will likely not be a commercial success, but then, that’s really never mattered to Jackson. As the title might suggest, the music of Duke Ellington is Jackson’s latest obsession. And rather than simply cover some of Ellington’s greatest hits, Jackson has instead elected to deconstruct and play with the songs. It doesn’t necessarily work on every track, but when it does, the music is dazzling. Standout tracks include a bossa nova-flavored “Caravan,” “Perdido/Satin Doll” and especially “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” which features additional vocals by Iggy Pop. Other artists teaming up with Jackson include Sharon Jones, Lilian Vieira, Steve Vai and Amir “?uestlove” Thompson from The Roots. For fans of Jackson’s eclectic musical tastes, “The Duke” finds him continuing his musical journey with this offbeat and original tribute to another artist who did things his way.

The first thing you notice about The Royal Tinfoil, whether you see the local band live or listen to its new CD, “Well Water Communion,” is the voice of Lily Slay. The drawn out “Excuuuse meee” that kicks of “Die Already,” the album’s first track, reminds you of those no-nonsense singers from the ’40s and ’50s who didn’t have the benefit of studio magic to doctor their voices. Slay’s voice is bigger than life, sweet as honey and strong enough to let the world know she’s not a pushover. Slay and her musical partner in crime, Lamont “Mackie” Boles, have recorded an album full of loose, wonderfully vintage-sounding original songs that attempt to capture the fun and spontaneity of The Royal Tinfoil’s live show. And while no studio album can ever properly capture the essence of a band that lives to perform live, “Well Water Communion” makes a good go at it. Boles is just as much a bigger-than-life performer as Slay, and the pair started off playing together as a duo. For the album, Boles and Slay have added band members Artie Elmer, Scott Frank and Kyle Couch. Boles turns in one of the CD’s more emotional performances on “Run Away,” where he sings “Fill up the car with gasoline/Let’s go someplace we’ve never seen,” while Slay’s vocals on “Little Lotta Whiskey” are reminiscent of Maria Muldaur. Also particularly effective is the way the pair’s vocals intertwine on tracks such as “Stalker vs. Stalker” and “Bitter Pill.” Either artist would probably do fine alone in this music market, but by joining creative forces, Slay and Boles have made The Royal Tinfoil a local musical treasure.

Key TracKs: “Caravan,” “Perdido/Satin Doll,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)”

Key TracKs: “Die Already,” “Run Away,” “Stalker vs. Stalker”

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Ever since folks such as Ted McCarty, Les Paul and Leo Fender perfected the idea of adding electric amplification to guitars, there has been a certain section of the population that craves great electric guitar music. There have been any number of guitar gods through the years, including Chet Atkins, Billy Gibbons, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy and Eddie Van Halen, who have provided jaw-dropping performances and recordings for fans. One lesser-known name that has been turning heads the past couple of years is Oli Brown. The British-born blues guitarist’s latest release, “Here I Am,” helps demonstrate why he won Best Male Vocalist and Best Young Artist at the 2010 British Blues Awards. Brown doesn’t sound like any particular artist, but it is readily evident to whom he listened while growing up. Hints of Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughan and The Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson can be heard in his songs. But Brown tempers those familiar sounds with a confident singing voice and a good sense of songwriting. Standout tracks on the new album include the Stevie Ray Vaughan-like “Thinking About Her,” as well as ultra-catchy tunes such as “You Can Only Blame Yourself” and “Remedy.” Not every track on “Here I Am” hits the mark, but there is enough good material to warrant watching this talented young artist as he sets his sights on joining those aforementioned guitar legends.

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TNA’s Jeff Hardy (right) gets ready to whip A.J. Styles into the ropes.

Fan-friendly event bringing fireworks to coliseum By Mike MooneyhaM

occasion. “Those in attendance will be able to say they witnessed the na is marking its 10th anfirst-ever Tna impact Wrestling niversary as a professional event at the north Charleston wrestling company this year, Coliseum,” Coker said. and there’s no better way to cele“We’re excited to welcome Tna brate the milestone than by bring- impact Wrestling and their fans ing its popular impact show to for what is hopefully the first of the north Charleston Coliseum many events to come. Fans can on this holiday weekend. expect an up-close and personal The Friday night event will mark evening with some of the biggest the organization’s first visit to the names in professional wrestling.” coliseum. Those names include reigning alan Coker, marketing manTna world champion Bobby ager for the Coliseum and the Roode, kurt angle, Jeff hardy, Performing arts Center, said the austin aries, a.J. Styles, and loveshow promises to be a memorable ly but lethal Tna knockouts Gail mooneyham@postandcourier.com

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kim and Miss Tessmacher. Tna, which stands for Total nonstop action, may feature an impressive talent roster, but the company’s calling card is its fanfriendly, interactive live-event experience. Friday night’s loudest — and “craziest” — fans will get to go backstage to meet their favorite Tna stars.

Up close and personal

While some companies don’t allow fans to get close to the talent, Tna welcomes such interaction at its shows. “i can’t think of another wres-

tling company in the world that allows as much fan interaction as impact Wrestling does at its live events on the road,” said Tna knockout Velvet Sky. “There are so many opportunities to interact with the wrestlers on the show. you’re guaranteed to meet your favorite wrestler, and get a picture or your shirt signed or an action figure signed. “There’s always three or four autograph signings throughout the show,” the Connecticutborn wrestler adds. “There’s a meet-and-greet at the beginning. Please see TNA, Page e17

if you go What: tNa Impact Wrestling When: 7:30 p.m. friday Where: North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum drive Price: $27-$50 For more inFo: www.impact wrestling.com or www.ticketmaster. com


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TNA, from E16

During the show, (ring announcer) Jeremy Borash asks for the loudest fans, and the fans he thinks are making the loudest noise get to go backstage and meet their favorite wrestlers and get autographs. Then there’s intermission, and we always have some stars signing in the ring at the end of the show.” Former world champion and Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle, who will be making a rare live-event appearance, is excited about the North Charleston show. Angle, who spent the first part of his career in WWE, sings the praises of TNA’s connection with its fans. “When we have live events, you’re going to most likely get 10 to 20 autographs from the wrestlers. You’ve got meet-and-greets, autograph signings and a chance to get in the ring and take a Polaroid with the stars. It’s more of a fan-friendly experience. For the kids, it’s just a really cool thing.” TNA Impact’s interactive experience, said Angle, is in stark contrast to WWE. “In WWE, you’re not allowed over the gates much less the ring. That’s their world, and they don’t want anybody near it,” he said, speaking from firsthand experience. “I was told when I had my car to keep my head down, go straight to the car and leave Pro wrestling great Kurt Angle. the arena. When I go outside now, there’s fans waiting, so I’ll go over and sign autographs. It’s a very different experience.” Angle said he has been encouraged by the 10-year-old company’s steady progress and increased visibility. “We’re not like the monster up north, but we’re getting there,” said Angle, alluding to his former employer. “TNA has come on strong, and I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that TNA is very fan-friendly.

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Jeff Hardy talks to a young fan at a TNA Show in 2010 at Blackbaud Stadium. best, and that’s entertain the fans in the ring as well as character development.” Carter reflects that fan-friendly passion. “I think it’s just me. It’s my personality. I love people and I’m a very appreciative person, and I know more than anybody else that TNA would not be where it is today without our fans. So it’s my opportunity to get in front of people and shake their hands or hug them and say thank you, thank you for your support and listen to what they like. They truly have a voice.” “This company is like family,” Kim said. If you don’t believe it, adds Sky, she encourages fans to give the show a try. “If I were going as a wrestling fan, I would have the time of my life.”

TNA’s evolution

TNA has evolved from a monthly, payper-view-only concept to the second-largest wrestling promotion in the U.S. and a television product that is seen in 120 countries and in 17 languages worldwide. TNA, whose flagship Impact Wrestling series is broadcast Thursday nights on Spike TV, recently signed a multiyear contract extension with the network. TNA debuted on Spike TV in July 2005. Over the past seven years, the ratings have grown from an average of 700,000 viewers at launch to nearly 2 million today. That growing bond with the audience, Sky said, has been a result of the company’s intimate connection with its fans. The company, which is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., and films its weekly TV shows at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., has nurtured that relationship, increasing its nontelevised live events from 25 to more than 100 a year. “We have a lot more leeway (at the live events) to interact with the fans than we do at our TV tapings,” Sky said. “TV tapings are all business, but at the live events, we get to have more fun. The matches are longer, and there’s more interaction with the fans.”

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Christopher Daniels has Kurt Angle on the mat.

WWE vs. TNA

Gail Kim, whose longest-running title reign in TNA Knockout history recently came to an end at the hands of Friday night’s opponent, Miss Tessmacher, has been on both sides of the wrestling fence. A former WWE women’s champion, Kim left that company late last year to return to TNA. It was her second run with WWE, and she says she’s unlikely to return for a third. “You can never say never in terms of anything in life, but for me, I’ve experienced it twice and kind of know what makes me happy in life, and it’s doing what I love, and this company (TNA) provides that for me.”

Kim, a 12-year ring veteran who married celebrity chef Robert Irvine in May after meeting him on the set of “Dinner: Impossible,” said the fact that TNA has a woman as company president makes her situation there that much better. “From my experience of being a woman, because this world is so male dominated, having a president like Dixie Carter makes a difference for us. I’ve always been more drawn to the sport of wrestling, and of course it’s entertainment, as well. But for a woman like me, who enjoys being inside the ring, it’s just a better place for us ... a better platform. They allow us to do what we do

The tentative lineup for Friday night’s show includes the following matches: Austin Aries vs. Bobby Roode for the TNA world heavyweight title; Jeff Hardy vs. Christopher Daniels in a Bound for Glory Series match; Kurt Angle vs. The Pope; Cowboy James Storm vs. Kazarian; A.J. Styles vs. Gunner; and Miss Tessmacher vs. Gail Kim in a TNA Knockouts title match. The event, presented by Direct Auto Insurance, gets under way at 7:30 p.m. Fans who purchase a $50 ticket will receive a special Meet and Greet with TNA stars at 5:30 p.m. (redeemable with ticket the night of the show). Reach Mike Mooneyham at 937-5517, or follow him on Twitter at @ByMike Mooneyham and on Facebook at Facebook.com/MikeMooneyham.


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MYCHARLESTONWEEKEND Party at the Point

Second Sunday on King

the finale of the 12th season of Party at the Point will be held friday. the theme will be Reggae night. from 5:30-9:30 p.m., listen to the island sound of Dub Island & the Dubplates and enjoy the view from Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant. enjoy drink specials from Jose Cuervo tequila and Captain Morgan Rum, plus $2 draft beer. admission is $7. Kids, dogs and dreadlocks welcome. find out more at www.Charleston PartyAtThePoint.com. PRovIDeD

A previous Civil War Fashion Try-On event.

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spend your day strolling down King street, hailed as one of the best shopping spots in america according to u.s. news and World Report. With outdoor dining options, live music (shrimp City slim will play on Lower King) and special deals offered by the merchants 1-5 p.m., second sunday is a family affair. Local authors nathalie Dupree and Jack Bass will be at the Information tent, along with the Made in Charleston guests Drew Peterson and Dr. Christy Cone, developers of Misiu Lip Glosses, which are sold at Cos Bar. and while the street is blocked off to traffic, an exception will be made as sponsor Baker Motor Co. will be showing off the new Porsche. Go to www.2ndsundayonkingstreet.com for more info.

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MegaDock Billfishing tournament

Charleston summer Classic

Boat Ride & afterparty

Part of the s.C. Governor’s Cup Billfishing series, the MegaDock X is a four-day marlin and sailfish tournament based out of Charleston City Marina that boasts a $20,000 purse for first place billfish. In its 10th year, the MegaDock begins Wednesday and runs through July 14. the tournament benefits local and national charities. find out schedule details at www.megadock tournament.com.

If you’ve been missing out on your ponies since the Belmont stakes, never fear as you’ve got a chance to get a fix. While it’s not racing, it’s still entertaining. this hunter-jumper horse show hosted by the Classic Company is celebrating its 20th anniversary at Mullet Hall equestrian Center, 2662 Mullet Hall Road on Johns Island. open to spectators, this classic begins Wednesday and runs through July 15. events are ongoing throughout the day, and you can find out more details at www. classiccompany.com or by calling 768-5503.

BigBoy entertainment hosts its second annual Boat Ride & afterparty on saturday. Leaving from Patriots Point, 40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, the boat boards at 7:30 p.m. and will cruise around in Charleston Harbor until 10:30 p.m. the cruise, which includes live music, costs $20. an after-party will be held at Huger’s Place, 587 King st. the after-party costs $5 with your Boat Ride ticket stub. find out more at bigboy boatride.eventbrite.com.

Continuing its commemorative programming for the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting st., is teaming up with the Carolina Ladies aid society to offer a Civil War fashion try-on event. from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. saturday, find out what it was like to wear seemingly endless layers of clothing and huge hoop skirts. a photographer will be on-site to take photos. Guests also may bring their personal cameras to commemorate the event. the event is free with museum admission ($10 for adult, $5 for child 3-12, members and those under age 3 get in free). for more info, go to www.charlestonmuseum. org or call 722-2996.

Murder Mystery Cruise If you’re looking for something a little different to spice up the middle of your week, you’re in luck. on Wednesday, aboard the Carolina Queen, take part in a baffling murder mystery performed by professional actors. and if you’re really looking to get in on the action, don your finest ’20s attire. Boarding at the Charleston City Marina off Lockwood Drive begins at 8:30 p.m. and the cruse runs 9-10:30 p.m. admis-sion is $29.95 for adults, $19.95 for kids 12 and under. advanced reservations are required. Call 800-979-3370 or go to www. charlestonharbortours.com to learn more.

splash Day the town of Mount Pleasant is again hosting its splash Day at Memorial Waterfront Park, Harry M. Hallman Boulevard. Come cool off with giant inflatable waterslides, jump castles and more 4-8 p.m. Wednesday. Children must be supervised. find out more at www.come onovermp.com.

Hotter than July the writing’s on the wall with this one. the Charleston Pour House and follywood Productions present Hotter than July, a group that performs the music of stevie Wonder. Concrete Jumpsuit opens for the Wonder wannabes. Doors to the Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway, open at 9 p.m. saturday. tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Don’t Mess With the tiger and Caxton Beaty will perform on the deck; doors open at 5 p.m. admission to the deck show is free. for more info, check out www.charlestonpour house.com.

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edwin McCain Well, he didn’t stay away long. Little more than a month after playing a special “in the round” show at the Cottage at shem Creek in Mount Pleasant, the Greenville native returns to his home state. this time performing at the Windjammer, the edwin McCain Band will perform today with the Connor Christian trio and taylor Moore. the doors open at 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $25. for details, go to www. the-windjammer.com.

Rum stroll Captain Jack sparrow would be proud. Middleton Place’s popular weekly Wine stroll will be usurped with a Rum stroll on Wednesday. Partnering with st. nicholas abbey, sip rums from near and far as you stroll through the gardens. tickets are $30. Middleton Place is at 4300 ashley River Road. Go to www.middletonplace.org for more information.

Music on the Green Continue your fourth of July celebration into the weekend with this summer Concert series performance by Hot sauce. a five-man band, this group plays a mix of music from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and today. from 6-9 p.m. friday, enjoy an evening out on the lawn at freshfields village on Johns Island between Kiawah and seabrook islands. and don’t forget your beach chair or blanket. food and beverages will be available for purchase at this free event, sponsored by the town of Kiawah. find out more at www. FreshfieldsVillage.com or www.facebook. com/FreshfieldsVillage.


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three Dog night bringing back memories

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Three Dog Night

Show is part of Summer Concert Series at Boone Hall By Stratton Lawrence Special to The Post and Courier

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hen a band from the ’60s-’70s goes back on the road in 2012, the group of people on stage is often vastly different than those who played the same songs decades before. The original drummer, bassist or even the lead singer may persist, but the band itself may be the same in name only. That’s not the case with Three Dog night. Four of the group’s seven core members still tour, play-

ing around 80 concerts every year across the continent. Fronted by a trio of lead singers, the band churned out 21 top 40 hits between 1968 and 1975, including “Joy to the world,” “Mama told Me not to come” and “Black and white.” By the end of that sevenyear run, the group had amassed more than 50 million album sales. Three Dog night still includes original keyboardist Jimmy Greenspoon and guitarist Michael allsup, as well as Danny Hutton and cory wells on lead vocals.

In 1985, singer chuck negron was let go following a relapse into cocaine and heroin addiction. “He’s doing a lot better now,” wells said of negron, who in the last 20 years has cleaned up, found God and written a book titled “Three Dog nightmare.” wells attributes his own longevity, and the ability to front a rock band at age 70, to his own diligent avoidance of the road’s temptations during the days when Three Dog night was topping the charts. “I grew up a poor kid in a poor

neighborhood; the white ghetto of Buffalo (n.y.),” wells said. “what I’d achieved I was not going to jeopardize. I was never enticed by drugs because I had no inhibitions. I was never scared to go on stage. now, I don’t drink and I haven’t even smoked in 47 years. It’s paying its dividends and it keeps us viable.” to this day, inhibitions don’t hinder wells on stage. on recent tours, he’s taken to donning a sideways Please see show, Page e21

if you go What: Three dog Night, along with The island Trio and PlaneJane as part of the Summer Concert Series When: Saturday, gates open at 4 p.m. Where: Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point road, Mount Pleasant Price:$25 in advance, $30 the day of For more inFo: www.boonehall plantation.com


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show, from E20 ball cap and gold chain for a rap portion of “Mama Told Me Not To Come,” intended as a joke about how the song might have been recorded had Three Dog Night emerged decades later. “The first time I did it was at an amphitheater in Los Angeles, and Danny didn’t understand that it was a joke,” laughs Wells. “The road manager liked it and thought we should put it into the show.” When it comes to talking about the state of today’s music industry, Wells doesn’t hold back. “I’m not a fan of technology that can take somebody who really can’t sing and make them sound like they’re Mario Lanza,” Wells bemoans. “We’re taking people with mediocre talent and making them sound fantastic, even when they’re out of key. I think it’s cheating. At the same time, we have kids out there today who are ultratalented, and are siphoning the music of the ’50s all the way to today for inspiration.”

Launching Elton John

Despite not releasing a full-length LP since “American Pastime” in 1976, Three Dog Night have consistently toured since reuniting in 1981 after a 6-year break. “I call it dartboard touring,” Wells said of their scattershot schedule; their 11 shows this month include Charleston, Iowa, British Columbia and Texas. “You put up a map and throw a dart, and wherever it lands, we play.” Amid shuffling between coasts, the band is finally at work on a new studio album. In 2009, the group released two new songs, including the a cappella “Prayer of the Children” that’s now a live show staple. The new recordings are a constant work in progress, with tracking done between multiple studios and even hotel rooms. “We’re working on it, but it’s been slow going,” admits Wells. “We’re not trying to compete with today’s music industry, and I personally don’t think that the younger generation even wants to hear our stuff today. It’s just going to be a fun thing, doing songs by people that we admire, from Sheryl Crow to Tommy Tutone to Bonnie Raitt.” Even in their prime, Three Dog Night members wrote very few of their own songs, choosing instead to draw from the material of obscure songwriters they admired. In the process, many of those writers became stars in their own right

Three Dog Night now

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Three Dog Night then as Three Dog Night’s versions became hits. From Hoyt Axton (“Joy to the World” and “Never Been To Spain”) to Harry Nilsson (“One”), the band helped put many fledgling songwriters on the map. “Nobody even knew who Randy Newman was when we recorded ‘Mama Told Me Not to Come,’ ” recalls Wells. “I remember finding Randy Newman’s album in the Sears and Roebuck bargain bin for 50 cents. I bought it and put it on and just loved his sarcastic style of

songwriting.” That tune ultimately became the band’s only Top 10 hit in England and their second biggest recording of all-time. Their recording of Elton John’s “Lady Samantha” helped him rise to prominence, as well. “Elton was working as a songwriter and an artist and he just couldn’t continue on, so he actually had to face reality and get an 8-to-5 job somewhere. We did ‘Lady Samantha’ and it went double gold or something like

disappointed. “I’ll be honest, I didn’t like that song when I first heard it. I thought it was too bubble-gum kid-dish for me,” admits Wells. “I like darker subject matter, but as we started recording, we ended up bringing our kids in to sing on it. After that, I said, ‘This is a cool song. Maybe not the song so much, but the message.’ “In those days, everything was down and desperate, with the government and Vietnam and the polluting of the Earth. That song was uplifting. ‘There is hope, folks, there is hope for the human race.’ But when it became No. 1, I was more surprised than anyone.” Wells said that he and Sutton continue to tour as Three Dog Night purely for the love of the music. “I’ll sing for $10,000 a night or for $1,” Wells claims. “I love to sing. I love to play and learn new music. I didn’t get into this business so I could become a rock star or get more chicks or be popular. I did it because I love music.” Provided That’s a lesson he hopes isn’t lost on today’s young musicians, many of whom dream of becoming a star thanks to shows such as “Amerithat and put a lot of money in his can Idol.” pocket to enable him to continue “Get into music because you rewith his own writing,” recalls ally love it, not because you want Wells. to be famous,” Wells urges, adding “We went to England and he that some of his darkest moments came backstage; he was still a humble writer and he handed us a came at the height of his career. The group’s name is derived from record and said he thought we did an Australian aboriginal saying a great job with ‘Lady Samantha’ that on the coldest nights you sleep and thought we’d do a good job with not one but three wild dogs: a with this song, as well.” “three dog night.” That song was “Your Song,” At a stadium show in Dallas in which ultimately launched John the early ’70s, Three Dog Night into international star. performed for 40,000 people, with “We took it back and started reRod Stewart as their opening band. cording it, but we didn’t put “I was so overwhelmed,” Wells out the single because we never said of his rock-star version of a released singles. We’d put out an “three dog night.” “It was a football album and let people pick what field, so the audience couldn’t be they wanted,” Wells said. “The on the stage. I looked out and they next thing we knew, we hear Elhad all these robotic cameras in ton John on the radio with ‘Your Song,’ and he became famous from front of us. We couldn’t see the audience — just these robots. It was there.” eerie.” Joy to the World? These days, Wells is happy to Wells admits that tossing an be performing to more intimate album out and hoping the pubaudiences that appreciate and lic latches onto a song or two no want to relive the band’s golden longer works. He laments a music era. In fact, the band’s concert this industry where enough money weekend has sold more tickets can sell the public junk, simply than any other performance in the through saturation and repetition. history of Boone Hall’s Summer On the other hand, songs such Concert Series, including KC and as “Joy to the World” have been the Sunshine Band, the Little River repeated ad infinitum, becomBand, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt ing ubiquitous within American Band. culture. If Three Dog Night were “We’re a human jukebox,” exto complete a concert without plains Wells of Three Dog Night’s performing the tune, many in legacy. “We come on stage and bring back memories.” the audience would likely leave


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What better place to feel the need for speed than an aircraft carrier! The Yorktown at Patriots Point hosted a slew of Maverick lookalikes and patriotic partiers Saturday at an ’80s event. Faux pilots and their wingmen tucked into offerings from Black Bean Company, Jack’s Cosmic Dogs and D’Allesandro’s and sipped on specialty drinks from MIX Premier Bartending, Red Bull and Svedka. And that lovin’ feelin’ certainly wasn’t lost as the event benefited Camp Happy Days. Find more photos at charlestonscene.com.

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Cody Lewis, Katie Lewis, Emily Hummel, Meredith Millen, Katie Millen and Jake Ford

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Jackie Wojnowski and Nick Spowls

Libba Coker, Jesica Stollenmaier and Veronica Phillips

Micah Mallace and Katie Underwood

Drue Ford, Maggie Ford, Kyle Roles, Lauren Barnett, Heather Manukin and Paul Manukin

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Jessica Stollenmaier and Tom Trubey

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White haute nights PhotograPhs by rob timmerman

No doubt attendees of Tabbuli’s White Haute Nights, a South Beach-style evening, felt like stars. In addition to specialty cocktails and Mediterranean-inspired fare, folks got to check out Cynthia Rowley’s summer collection of menswear, womenswear, eyewear and handbags. If Rowley’s name sounds familiar, it’s because she’s dressed the likes of Julia Roberts, Scarlett Johansson and Anne Hathaway. See more photos from the event at charlestonscene.com.

Models showcase Cynthia Rowley’s summer collection, styled by Alexandra Styles. Lindsay Fleege, Ayoka Lucas and Lindsey Cooper

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More photos from White Haute Nights Models showcase Cynthia Rowley’s summer collection, styled by Alexandra Styles.

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Today Sherrie Nesbitt

What: Local artist Sherrie Nesbitt will present “Beauty in the Lowcountry,” a collection of landscapes in acrylic and pastel. The public is invited to a free reception hosted by the artist 5-7 p.m. July 13. When: Through July 30 Where: The Meeting Place, 1077 E. Montague Ave. Price: Free admission/free parking More info: 740-5854 or http:// bit.ly/culturalarts

Ron Melick

What: The North Charleston City Gallery presents “Expressions and Variations of Imagination” featuring 50 new works by landscape painter Ron Melick. The public is invited to attend a free reception

‘Red, White and Cash’

hosted by the artist 5-7 p.m. July 5. When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through July 31 Where: North Charleston City Gallery, 5001 Coliseum Drive Price: Free admission/free parking More info: 740-5854 or http:// bit.ly/culturalarts

N. Chas. Farmers Market

What: The North Charleston Farmers Market takes place every Thursday through Oct. 18. The market offers an abundance of fresh, locally grown produce, and features art and craft booths, food vendors and entertainment. Enjoy live music every first, third and fifth Thursday and visual art demonstrations by local artists every second and fourth Thursday. When: Noon-7 p.m. Thursdays, through Oct. 25

Johnny Cash

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Where: North Charleston’s Old Village, E. Montague Ave Price: Free More info: 740-5854 or http:// northcharleston.org

The deadline for items is Friday at 5 p.m. the week before the event or concert takes place. Items should be submitted online at events.postandcourier.com. Items submitted after the deadline will not be printed. For more information, call 937-5582.

Friday, July 6 Shag Party

What: Every first and third Fridays of each month, join the East Cooper Shag Club for a free shag party. Shag lessons in the evening and dancing all night long. Hosted by DJ Jim Bowers. Come in early for the Shag Early Bird Dinner Specials (show up before 6:30 and receive 20 percent off). When: 7-11 p.m. July 6 Where: Zeus Grill & Seafood, 725 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Price: Free

Children’s Karate & Conditioning Classes

What: Masters Studios Karate offers group classes and private lessons for students of all ages and build self-esteem and confidence while improving physical fitness, flexibility, self-control and general well-being. There are programs and classes for every experience level, from beginner to advanced, with separate classes allowing

students to progress at their own pace. When: Noon-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday Where: Masters Studios of Self Defense, 1888 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd. Price: Call for program details More info: 766-4376 or mastersstudios.com

The Hot Jazz Swing Club

What: Instructor Stephen Duane teaches an intermediate and beginner swing dance lesson, followed by a dance party. When: Intermediate lesson, 7:15 p.m.; Beginner lesson, 8 p.m.; Dance party, 8:45 p.m. Fridays Where: Spirit Moves Studio, 445 Savannah Highway Price: $10 More info: 557-7690 or roaring twentieshotjazzdanceclub.com

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What: The Village Playhouse invites you to celebrate the Independence Day holiday with a rip-roaring, foot-stomping musical tribute to a true American legend, the “man in black” himself, Johnny Cash. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be cooking on the grill out front of the Playhouse before each show. When: 7:30 p.m. July 5-7 Where: The Village Playhouse, Mount Pleasant More info: 856-1579 or the villageplayhouse.com/ season/13-season-11/79-redwhite-and-cash.html

Friday Music on the Green

What: Music on the Green returns

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to Freshfields Village. Free familyfun concerts will be held each week on the Village Green. Guests can enjoy the sounds of rock and roll, jazz, funk, beach music, country and more. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. It is recommended that you bring a beach chair or blanket for the event. Sponsored by the town of Kiawah. When: 6-9 p.m. Fridays, through Aug. 31 Where: Freshfields Village Green, Crossroads of Johns, Seabrook and Kiawah islands Price: Free More info: 816-6684 or http:// freshfieldsvillage.com/events/ view/music-on-the-green-summer-concert-series

Sunday

Sprint Triathlon Series

What: This annual five-race series will begin with a 600-yard freshwater swim, continue with a 12-mile bike ride and end with a

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Charleston Ballroom Dance Club

What: Charleston Ballroom Dance Club holds dance lesson followed by a dance party. Private and group lessons also are available. When: 7:30-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Where: Charleston Ballroom Dance Club, 1632 Ashley Hall Drive Price: $5 members $10 nonmembers for the evening More info: 871-6575 or www. ballroomdancecharleston.org

Monday Trident Tek Talkers

What: Trident Tek Talkers Toastmasters Club meets at Building

Thursday, July 5, 2012: E27 5K run. Athletes may compete in one or all five races in the series. When: 6 a.m. same-day registration; 7:15 a.m. start time July 8 Where: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive Price: Registration fees, per race, are $60 with T-shirt or $55 without T-shirt and a late fee will apply 10 days before the event More info: 795-4386 or ccprc. com

Roller Derby

What: A throwback bout will be held between the two original Lowcountry Highrollers’ home teams, the Holy City Heartbreakers and the Swamp Foxes. When: 6 p.m. July 8 Where: Hot Wheels Skating Center, 1523 Folly Road Price: $10 adults/$5 children 10 and under

and fun starts at 6 p.m. followed by the film at dark. The line-up is as follows: “Superbad,” July 11; “Talladega Nights,” July 18; “Ghostbusters,” July 25; “The Lost Boys,” Aug. 1; “Across the Universe,” Aug. 8. When: 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 8 Where: Cinebarre, 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd. Price: Free More info: 216-2690 or http:// cinebarre.com/locations/ charleston-sc

Laugh for a Lincoln

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What: Two to three acts of improv comedy for $5. Arrive by 7:30 p.m. for tickets. When: 8-10 p.m. Wednesdays, through Dec. 26 Where: Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St. Price: $5 More info: 853-6687 or theatre99.com

Outdoor Movie Series

Theater Workshop

What: Cinebarre will host free outdoor screenings on the large outdoor screen. Food, beverage

920, Room 763. If you’d like to have confidence in speaking in public, learn listening skills and thinking on your feet, you are welcome. When: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month Where: Trident Technical College, The College Center in Building 920, More info: 797-0301

Tuesday PDI Toastmasters

What: Toastmasters is an organization that will help one develop or improve one’s communication, listening and leadership skills in a fun and supporting environment. When: 7:30-8:30 p.m. July 10 Where: PDI Toastmasters (Pearlstine Distributors, Inc), 1600

What: “Midsummer Night’s Dream” is an entertaining romp

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E. Cooper Newcomers

What: The women of the East Cooper Newcomers Club will have their monthly coffee. Members, guests, new residents and recent retirees are invited to attend and learn about the many club activities and local events. Send an e-mail to ayndeuskar@ yahoo.com for location or more information. When: 10 a.m.-noon July 10 Price: Free More info: 696-8020

Argentine Tango

What: Beginner-intermediate lessons offered by local dancers. Contact Nina Fair at ninafair@ bellsouth.net. When: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays Where: MUSC Harper Student

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The Lowcountry Highrollers’ bout next week will feature the Holy City Heartbreakers and the Swamp Foxes. Center, 45 Courtenay Drive Price: $5 per session More info: 345-4930 or www.facebook.com/ groups/141687102929/

Thursday, July 12 Small Business Lunch

What: Mount Pleasant Mayor Billy Swails will be the guest speaker at this monthly business luncheon. When: July 12; 11:30 a.m. doors, lunch served at noon Where: Halls Chophouse, 434 King St. Price: $28 for lunch and parking More info: 1-800-838-3006 or www.smallbusinesslunch athalls.com

Allaboard Toastmasters

What: Allaboard Toastmasters

meets on the second and fourth Thursdays each month. If you’d like to have confidence in speaking in public, learn listening skills and thinking on your feet, you are welcome to attend. When: 6:30-7:30 p.m. July 12 Where: First Baptist Church, 141 St. James Ave. Price: Free More info: 843-797-0301 or allaboard.toastmastersclubs. org/

practice and learn more about the art of Tarot. Discussions include reviews of Tarot decks and books. Group also takes time at the end of each meeting to do readings for each other. A $2 donation is requested. When: 2-4 p.m. July 15 Where: Unity Church of Charleston, 2535 Leeds Ave. Price: Donations only More info: charlestonareatarotsociety.com

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Monday, July 16

Charleston Area Tarot Association

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What: Bring your favorite deck, oracle, runes or whatever you use for divination. All levels are welcome. The Charleston Area Tarot Society is a local group that meets once a month to discuss,

What: Sen. Lindsay Graham will be guest speaker. Buffet lunch is available for $15. When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. July 16 Where: Holiday Inn Charleston, 250 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.


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The Post and Courier Rock Showcase at the Music Farm. The Showcase marks the end of Girls Rock Charleston’s summer camp session, which is taking place July 9-13 at Ashley Hall. The show will be an epic set of new songs written and performed by the 17 bands GRC’s campers will form on the very first day of camp. When: 2-4 p.m. July 14 Where: The Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Price: $10, kids under 12 free More info: 819-7671 or girlsrockcharleston.org

events from Page E27 that stimulates the imagination. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved and famous classics, which have the universal appeal for all ages. For this production, Threshold Rep is configured as theater-in-the round. The idea of using “Midsummer” for a community workshop evolved from Threshold’s core mission to provide the gift of theatre to everyone. When: 8 p.m. July 12-14, 19-21; 3 p.m. July 15 and 22 Where: Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 Society St. Price: $10 More info: 704-996-7037 or thresholdrep.org

Bastille Day

What: What If Productions will present the fourth annual Bastille Day celebration, including can-can girls, a costume party, cocktail specials and more. Join the kickoff in Marion Square at 6:30 p.m. and dress as a French peasant, warrior or other iconic character for the march up King Street. When: 6 p.m. July 14 Where: Fish, 442 King St. More info: 722-3474 or http://fishrestaurantcharleston.com/

Starlight Cinemas

What: Starlight Cinemas, a free, outdoor movie series, will screen top family movies. Award-winning silhouette artist, songwriter and storyteller Clay Rick will perform his “Lowcountry Legends Show” at 7:30 p.m. until Aug. 15. Upcoming movies are “Puss in Boots” (July 11), “Happy Feet Two” (July 18), “The Smurfs” (July 25), “How to Train Your Dragon” (Aug. 1), “Zookeeper” (Aug. 15), “Rango” (Aug. 22) and “Dolphin Tale” (Aug. 29). When: 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, July 11-Aug. 29 Where: Freshfields Village, 130 Gardeners Circle More info: 768-6491 or http://freshfieldsvillage.com/ events/view/starlight-cinemaseries

Thursday, July 12 Faces of Gay Men

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What: Charleston enlightenMEN Presents, Faces of Gay Men in America, an exposition of the photo essay book“Gay in America”by Scott Pasfield. The evening starts with a brief catered reception. The

In snooker the most valuable balls are the black and pink, analogous in bridge to the ace and king, while the low-value colors, starting with the yellow, arethe littlefish.Inthisdealfrom theOpenTeamsinPoznan,Mark Horton pointed out that declarer missed a chance to use his less significant assets and make his game. Where he was watching, West led his singleton diamond against five clubs, and declarer lost a spade and two diamonds. But a closer inspection reveals that declarer had a winning line if he had made use of all the resources at his disposal. The winning line is to take the lead with dummy’s diamond ace and begin eliminating the hearts by cashing the heart ace and ruffing a heart. A trump to dummy enables South to ruff another

heart, and he now plays a spade from his hand. West must take the ace and can do no better than return a spade, declarer winning with dummy’s king and pitching a diamond from his own hand. Declarer next draws the outstanding trump, then plays the spade eight. When East cannot beat it, South simply discards a

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While the local Bastille Day celebration might not be as over the top as the one in Paris, it’s still likely to be fun as the event includes can-can girls, a costume party, cocktail specials and more. event will begin with a one-hour panel discussion featuring men profiled in the book. The event will end with a book signing and an opportunity for the attendees to interact with the stage guests. Where: South of Broadway Theatre Company, 1080 E. Montague

diamond, forcing West to win. What can that player do next? All he has left is spades and hearts. Whichever he leads, declarer ruffs in dummy and discards a diamond loser from hand. This was the line followed by JeanChristophe Quantin to bring home plus 550 in five clubs doubled.

Ave. Price: Free

Saturday, July 14 Girls Rock Showcase

What: Girls Rock Charleston presents this summer’s Girls

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What: Dance the night away under the stars at the new Mount Pleasant Pier while enjoying live classic oldies and beach music performed by Port Authority. Beverages will be available for purchase on-site. As only 800 tickets will be sold for this event, advance purchase is recommended. Age: 3 & up. When: 7-11 p.m. July 14 Where: Mount Pleasant Pier, 71 Harry Hallman Blvd. Price: $10/$8 CCR discount/$10 on-site if still available More info: 795-4386 or ccprc. com

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DOONESBURY By Garry Trudeau

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PEANUTS By Charles Schulz

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MARMADUKE By Brad & Paul Anderson

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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

ROSE IS ROSE By Pat Brady & Don Wimmer

MARY WORTH By Joe Giella & Karen Moy

PEARLS BEFORE SWINE By Stephan Pastis

HI AND LOIS By Brian & Greg Walker & Chris Browne

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THE WIZARD OF ID By Brant Parker

BABY BLUES By Jerry Scott & Rick Kirkman

DILBERT By Scott Adams

ANDY CAPP By Reg Smythe

HAGAR THE HORRIBLE By Chris Browne GET FUZZY By Darby Conley

ZITS By Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman

GRAND AVENUE By Steve Breen

toDAY’S HoroSCoPE ARIES (March 21-April 19): You take on an unusual task. An idea you have will entice someone you want to spend more time with to get involved.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You will invite change. Exposure to different cultures or ideas will help broaden your viewpoint. Love is in the stars.

TAURUS (April 20May 20): A problem at home will make it difficult to concentrate on important work matters. A change of scenery will do you good.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t push your luck at work or where your reputation is concerned. Honesty will be necessary. Keep talks short.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Encourage someone to get involved in your plan. High energy and lots of interaction with others will lead to success.

LIBRA (SEpT. 23OCT. 22): You’ll be very entertaining. People will want to be part of whatever you do. New experiences will stimulate fresh ideas.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Dealing with institutions, agencies or authority figures will present problems. Don’t get angry with the wrong person. Size up your situation calmly.

SCORpIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21): When money is involved, you are best to take a pass. Keep your assets, possessions and cash in a safe place. Not everyone will be forthright regarding intentions.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21): Don’t alter or embellish any information you are passing along. Clear and concise talks will bring all sorts of benefits in the end. CApRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19): Listen, but don’t make a move until you are positive you have all the facts straight. Impulsive moves will cost you emotionally. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18): Spend more time at home or interacting with the people you know and love most. Make changes to your living arrangements. pISCES (FEB. 19-MARCh 20): Your motives have to be geared toward a positive outcome for everyone involved if you are going to be successful.


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Trivia takes on Tour de France

Thursday, July 5, 2012: E35

Career change sours longtime friendship

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eaR aBBy: I am 39, married and a professional woman with a good income. My best friend, “Barbie,” and I both went to work afThe pack ter high school without comBy ReBekah BRadfoRd rides pleting our education. howSpecial to The Post and Courier outside ever, after several years I deLa Gravecided to go to college and get he Tour de france is one of the great sports events in La Meije on a degree so I could change the world. its way to careers. It turned out to be This year’s Tour began Saturday with the Prologue, climb the one of the best decisions I a short distance time trial that was won by Swiss rider Galibier ever made. My income has fabian Cancellara. pass during more than doubled. Two men are considered the front-runners to win the the 16th Barbie is obviously jealous Tour: defending champion Cadel evans of australia and stage of of my new life, which affords Brit Bradley Wiggins, who’s had a perfect lead up to the the 2002 me opportunities to travel, Tour. Tour de take vacations and have Current head2head champ abby frasier is facing opFrance. the money to buy things I FILE/AP ponent Mike krenshaw in this weeks Tour de Trivia. couldn’t afford before. She and her family barely make ends meet. although we have been like sisters since childhood, I now feel as if I must walk on eggshells QUESTIONS around her, guarding my 1. Who was the first American to conversation lest I mention win the Tour de France? a new purchase or having 2. What is the “maillot jaune?” time off. 3. What is the main body of riders What can I do? I really like called? her, but this is becoming 4. Name the country that the difficult. an example: We Tour began in this year. went shopping last week. She ABBY’S ANSWERS MIKE’S ANSWERS 5. What American cyclist holds bought only a gift she had to 1. Lance Armstrong 1. Greg LeMond the record for the most Tour de have for a birthday, nothing 2. Yellow bathing suit? 2. Yellow jersey. It’s what France starts at 17? for herself. I felt uncomfort3. The crew. the current leader of the 6. The Tour inspired the singer of able with my purchases even 4. Italy Tour wears. what band to write the song “Bithough they weren’t extrava5. Someone who’s still rid3. Peloton cycle Race” in 1978? gant. She made a comment ing? Um, I don’t know. 4. Haven’t really been 7. What cyclist has won the most to the effect that “it must be 6. Oh, it’s on the tip of my following, but maybe BelTour stages? nice to be able to buy sometongue! “I want to ride my gium. 8. Who was the last rider to win thing so frivolous.” bicycle ...” Queen. 5. Might be George Hin5 consecutive Tours before Lance I should mention that Bar7. Since the only rider capie. Armstrong? bie’s parents are still willing I know of is Lance Arm6. Queen 9. What is an ITT? to send her through college strong, that’s my answer. 7. It could be Bernard 10. Since 1975, the Tour has finor a tech school, even at 39, 8. I don’t know this anHinault, but I’m guessing. ished in what city? but she chooses not to make swer either. 8. The great Spanish rider the effort. — TIRed of 9. Instant tracking time. Miguel Indurain. feeLING aPoLoGeTIC And I just made that up. 9. An individual time trial. DEAR TIRED: When your 10. Hey maybe I’ll get one 10. Paris friend commented that it right. Paris, France. must be nice to be able to buy something frivolous, you had an opening to tell her that before you earned CONCLUSION CORRECT ANSWERS your degree you couldn’t either, which was one of the With nine out of 10 correct, Mike easily won this 1. Greg LeMond 6. Queen reasons you decided it was edition of Head2Head and will return next week to 2. Yellow Jersey 7. Eddy Merckx time to change your life by try for two in a row. 3. Peloton 8. Miguel Indurain returning to school. Your The Tour de France wraps up on July 22 with a cer4. Belgium 9. Individual Time Trial friend is fortunate she has emonial ride into Paris for the overall winner. 5. George Hincapie 10. Paris parents who are able (and willing) to pay for her college education. How sad that she lacks the determination and drive to get one.

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DEAR ABBY

As things stand, the nature of your friendship with Barbie must change. If the relationship is to continue, you will have to forgo the shopping trips together and any references to your new lifestyle. Otherwise, they will be perceived as bragging, and the comparisons may be painful to her. Be prepared to be sensitive to that, or move on. deaR aBBy: I own a small boutique for women. My only full-time employee is everything an employer could ask for. however, she often comes in looking like she just crawled out of bed and doesn’t own an iron. What can I say to help her become more aware of her appearance? I don’t want to hurt her feelings. I jokingly told her to “retire” a pair of slacks she frequently wears because they are too tight and the rear end is shiny. But this week she came in wearing them again, so evidently, she didn’t get the message. — aNNe IN MISSoURI DEAR ANNE: Because your employee didn’t take the hint, you must be more direct with her. Explain that you expect her to dress more carefully for work because: 1. Her attire represents the image of the shop, and 2. a salesperson who is sharply dressed inspires customers to shop. Then tell her exactly what you expect from her, and offer to help her coordinate some acceptable outfits, perhaps by giving her a discount on some items from the store. If that doesn’t work, consider putting together a “uniform” for her to wear when she’s working. It’s what some of the top designers have done in their stores. Write www.DearAbby.com.


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