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Johnny Depp in a scene from “The Rum Diary.”

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MARGIN CALL

‘Rum Diary’ worth the trip

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THE BIG YEAR

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he stench of cheap booze, stale cigarettes, newsprint and pre-air conditioning sweat wafts off the screen in “The Rum Diary,” Johnny Depp’s second shot at paying tribute to his friend, the late journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Though it only rarely reaches the level of gonzo farce that it might have been, “Diary” is still an agreeably drunken stagger through the novel Thompson based on his formative year as a writer — 1960 — which he spent drunk and getting into trouble in Puerto Rico.

Paul Kemp (Depp) has come to San Juan for a job interview at the San Juan Star newspaper. He’s made a bad impression by being late and seriously hungover for his meeting with the editor. Nothing much happens here that we don’t see coming — cops and cockfights, flirtations and drug trips. But Depp makes the performance work by suggesting a burnout case in need of a second chance, someone worldweary enough to recognize the ethical temptations of the job and the alcoholic temptations of the island. As vanity projects go, this one’s a perfectly passable Hunter S. Thompson valentine.

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★★½ (of 5 stars) DIRECTOR: Bruce Robinson. STARRING: Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart, Giovanni Ribisi, Richard Jenkins, Michael Rispoli. RATED: R for some language. RUN TIME: 1 hour, 50 minutes. WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at charleston scene.com and offer your opinion of the film.

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‘Anonymous’ good surprise

ruling classes to let someone else take the credit. Rhys Ifans makes a fascinating de Vere, a haunted eave it to a German to man who shrugs off accusablitzkrieg the Immortions that these wonderful tal Bard and the Virplays and poems that sudgin Queen in one sitting. denly turn up, on stage or Roland (“2012,” “Godzilin print, sound like what la”) Emmerich’s “Anonyhe wrote before he married mous” is a generally soberinto a family of “No artists, minded legitimizing of a please” Puritans. He has to couple of the Elizabethan hide his hands behind his era’s most fervently held REINER BAJO/COLUMBIA PICTURES/SONY/AP back as he makes his deniconspiracy theories — that Elizabeth I, far from being a Vanessa Redgrave portrays Queen Elizabeth and Rhys als. Ink stains were tougher Virgin Queen, had a child or Ifans is Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, in a scene from to get out back then. Sebastian Armesto is the children, and that the com- “Anonymous.” not-yet-famous playwright moner William Shakespeare tory, burnishing a substitute Ben Jonson, who might be digital effects blockbusters could not have written the can offer, doesn’t embarrass Shakespeare — the noblepersuaded/blackmailed/ glorious plays that are atman Edward de Vere — and bribed into plucking the himself. He hasn’t made tributed to him. re-creating the political “Shakespeare in Love.” He many finished plays off de It’s all poppycock, built and cultural climate that doesn’t have the touch. Vere’s crowded shelves and on this widely discounted would have forced a writer But even lacking the passing them off as his own. theory and that scalding, laughs and romance, he has of rabble-rousing histories “All art is political, Jonunsubstantiated rumor. and comedies full of snide son,” de Vere inveighs. “All Still, Emmerich, with all the delivered an entertaining eye-roller of alternative his- references to members of the artists have something to resources that a career of

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★★★ DIRECTOR: Roland Emmerich. STARRING: Rhys Ifans, David Thewlis, Vanessa Redgrave, Rafe Spall, Edward Hogg, Sebastian Armesto, Joely Richardson. RATED: PG-13 for some violence and sexual content. RUNNING TIME: 2 hours, 10 minutes. WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at charlestonscene.com and offer your opinion of the film.

say. Otherwise, you would be a cobbler.” De Vere wants to score points against the Puritans, especially his father-in-law (David Thewlis, properly self-righteous and sneaky) and brother-in-law (Edward Hogg). For decades, they have had Queen Elizabeth’s ear. And now that she (Vanessa Redgrave, excellent, with her daughter, Joely Richardson, playing the younger Elizabeth) is in her dotage, there is wheeling and dealing about the future of the country going on just out of

her earshot. Shakespeare, here, is an “illiterate” actor somehow able to read and memorize his lines without being able to make a coherent mark on parchment. John Orloff’s script and Rafe Spall’s performance turn The Bard into an arrogant but cunning fop. Even a cursory bit of research punches holes in the grassy-knoll moments presented here. But “Anonymous” takes its “JFK” shot and is never so wide of the mark to provoke giggles.

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OPENING THIS WEEK IN TIME PG-13

In the future, the new currency is time, and when a man finds himself with more time than he knows what to do with, he’s targeted by the police.

Citadel: Fri-Thurs, Nov. 3: 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 9:50 James Island: Fri and Mon-Thurs, Nov. 3: 4:20, 7:05, 9:50 Sat-Sun: 1:20, 4:20, 7:05, 9:50

MARGIN CALL R

This thriller centered around the early stages of the financial crisis features an all-star cast.

Citadel: Fri-Thurs, Nov. 3: 12:40, 2:55, 5:10, 7:25, 9:45 Terrace: Fri-Thurs, Nov. 3: 2, 4:30, 7:25, 9:25

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD NR

George Romero’s 1968 film about a group of people hiding from zombies in a farmhouse. Terrace: Fri-Sat: 11:30 p.m.

PUSS IN BOOTS G

The feisty feline character from “Shrek” gets his own film that chronicles his early life.

Citadel: Fri-Thurs, Nov. 3: 1:40, 3:40, 5:45, 8 Citadel 3D: Fri-Thurs, Nov. 3: 1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:35 Citadel IMAX 3D: Fri-Thurs, Nov. 3: 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7, 9:10 Hwy. 21: Fri-Sun and Thurs, Nov. 3: 7:30 James Island: Fri and Mon-Thurs, Nov. 3: 4:15, 6:35, 9 Sat-Sun: 2, 4:15, 6:35, 9 James Island 3D: Fri and Mon-Thurs, Nov. 3: 6:10, 8:30 Sat-Sun: 1:30, 3:45, 6:10, 8:30

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW R

Tim Curry stars as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in this cult classic.

Cinebarre: Fri: midnight Terrace: Fri-Sat: 11:30 p.m.

THE RUM DIARY R

Johnny Depp stars in Hunter S. Thompson’s novel about a journalist working in Puerto Rico.

Citadel: Fri-Thurs, Nov. 3: 1:10, 4, 7, 9:40 Terrace: Fri-Sat: 1:45, 4:10, 7:10, 9:25, 11:30 Sun-Thurs, Nov. 3: 1:45, 4:10, 7:10, 9:25

TWILIGHT PG-13

The 2008 film will return to theatres for one night in preparation for the Nov. 18 release of Breaking Dawn - Part 1. James Island: Tue: 7:30

THEATERS

50/50 ★★★★★ R

Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt star in this dramedy about a man diagnosed with cancer.

Cinebarre: Today: 1:15, 4:15, 7:05, 9:30 Citadel: Today: 12:20, 2:35, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30 Northwoods: Today: 1:20, 4:15, 7:20, 9:40 Palmetto Grande: Today: 2:30, 5:20, 8:10 Regal 18: Today: 2:05, 4:40, 7:25, 10:05 Terrace: Today: 1:10, 3:15, 5:20, 7:25

THE BIG YEAR ★★ PG

Owen Wilson, Steve Martin and Jack Black star as bird watchers competing in an annual bird-watching contest. Cinebarre: Today: 1:20, 4:20, 7:10, 9:35 Citadel: Today: 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:20 Northwoods: Today: 12:25, 2:40, 4:55, 7:15, 9:35 Palmetto Grande: Today: 2:15, 4:50, 7:35, 10 Regal 18: Today: 2:20, 4:45, 7:40, 10:10 Terrace: Fri-Thurs, Nov. 3: 1:55, 7, 8:55

COURAGEOUS ★★★★★ PG-13

When tragedy strikes, four police officers struggle with their personal lives and faith.

Citadel: Today: 12:45, 4, 7, 9:45 Fri-Thurs, Nov. 3: 12:45, 7 James Island: Fri and Mon-Thurs, Nov. 3: 7 Sat-Sun: 1:15, 7 Palmetto Grande: Today: 2:05, 5:10, 8:05 Regal 18: Today: 1:15, 4:20, 7:50

DOLPHIN TALE ★★★★ PG

Film based on a true story about a dolphin who loses her tail and the group of people who help her swim again.

home, a couple learns of a terrible crime committed there in the past. Northwoods: Today: 1:20, 4:05, 7:15, 9:40

DRIVE ★★★★★ R

RyanGoslingplaysastuntdriverwhodiscoversthereis ahitoutforhim.

Cinebarre:Today:1:30,4:30,7:45

FOOTLOOSE ★★★ PG-13

Cinebarre: Today: 12:55, 3:55, 7:15, 9:55 Citadel: Today-Thurs, Nov. 3: 1, 3:55, 7, 9:25 Hwy. 21: Today: 7:30 Fri-Sun and Thurs, Nov. 3: 9 James Island: Today-Fri and Mon-Thurs, Nov. 3: 4:25, 7:05, 9:40 Sat-Sun: 1:50, 4:25, 7:05, 9:40 Northwoods: Today: 1:10, 4, 7, 9:25 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:10, 2, 4:10, 4:40, 7, 7:30, 9:50 Regal 18: Today: 1:25, 4, 7:10, 9:45

THE HELP ★★★★ PG-13

Citadel:Today: 12:30,3:30,6:45,9:40Fri-Thurs, Nov. 3: 4, 9:40 Regal 18:Today:1:50,5,8

THE IDES OF MARCH ★★★★ R

Ryan Gosling stars as a campaign staffer working for a presidential candidate who gives him a lesson in dirty politics. Cinebarre: Today: 1:25, 4:25, 7:35, 9:55 Citadel: Today-Thurs, Nov. 3: 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 9:40 Northwoods: Today: 12:20, 2:35, 4:50, 7:05, 9:20 Palmetto Grande: Today: 2:40, 5:15, 7:45, 10:10 Regal 18: Today: 2:15, 4:30, 6:55, 9:25 Terrace: Today: 1:15, 3:20, 5:25, 7:30 Fri-Thurs, Nov. 3: 1:50, 4:15, 7:15, 9:20

JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN ★★ PG

Cinebarre: Today: 4, 9:40 Cinebarre: Today: 1, 7 Citadel 3D: Today: 12:10, 2:30, 4:55, 7:15, 9:35 FriThurs, Nov. 3: 4:55, 7:15, 9:35 James Island 3D: Today: 6:40 James Island: Today: 4, 9:15 Northwoods 3D: Today: 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:35 Palmetto Grande: Today: 4:45, 7:20, 10 Palmetto Grande 3D: Today: 1:55 Regal 18: Today: 1:10, 6:50 Regal 18 3D: Today: 4:10, 9:20

Rowan Atkinson stars as bumbling British spy Johnny English.

DREAM HOUSE ★★★★ PG-13

KEVIN HART: LAUGH AT MY PAIN R

After moving into what seems like the perfect

Citadel: Today-Thurs, Nov. 3: 12:35, 2:50, 5:05, 7:20, 9:40 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:35, 4:05, 6:55, 9:40 Regal 18: Today: 1:20, 3:50, 7:30, 9:55

A performance by stand-up comedian Kevin Hart.

Citadel: Today: 9:35 Fri-Thurs, Nov. 3: 7, 9:35

KILLER ELITE ★ R

Cinebarre: Today: 10 Northwoods: Today: 1:15, 4:10, 7:10, 9:35 Palmetto Grande: Today: 10:10 Regal 18: Today: 2:10, 4:50, 8:05

THE LION KING 3D ★★★★ G

Citadel:Today: 12:20,2:35,4:50,7:10,9:30Fri-Thurs, Nov. 3: 12:20, 2:35 James Island:Today: 4:20,6:45,9 Northwoods:Today:12:30,2:40,4:50,7,9:05 Regal 18:Today:1:45

THE MIGHTY MACS ★★ G

The story of a team’s journey to the first women’s college basketball championship.

Citadel: Today: 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7, 9:10 Fri-Thurs, Nov. 3: 12:30, 2:40, 4:50 Northwoods: Today: 12:35, 2:45, 4:55, 7:15, 9:30 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:50, 4:15, 6:50, 9:35 Regal 18: Today: 1, 3:40, 7:20, 9:35

MONEYBALL ★★★★★ PG-13

Cinebarre: Today: 12:45, 3:45, 7:20, 10:15 Citadel: Today-Thurs, Nov. 3: 12:50, 4, 6:55, 9:40 Hwy 21: Today: 9:30 James Island: Today-Fri and Mon-Thurs, Nov. 3: 4:10, 7, 10 Sat-Sun: 1:15, 4:10, 7, 10 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:15, 4:25, 7:55 Regal 18: Today: 1:35, 4:35, 8

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 ★★★★ R

Cinebarre: Today: 12:50, 3:50, 7:40, 10:30 Citadel: Today: 1:45, 5, 8 Fri-Thurs, Nov. 3: 1, 3:55, 7:05, 9:40 Citadel IMAX: Today: 12:45, 4, 7, 9:40 Hwy 21: Today-Sun and Thurs, Nov. 3: 7:30 James Island: Today: 4:15, 7:05, 10 Fri-Thurs, Nov. 3: 4:15, 10 Northwoods: Today: 1, 4, 7, 9:40 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1, 4, 7:05, 9:55 Regal 18: Today: 1:05, 1:55, 4:05, 7, 9:50

THE THING ★★★★ R

Cinebarre: Today: 1:10, 4:10, 7:50, 10:20 Citadel: Today: 12:25, 2:40, 4:55, 7:15, 9:40 James Island: Today: 4:30, 7, 9:20 Northwoods: Today: 12:20, 2:35, 4:50, 7:25, 9:45 Palmetto Grande: Today: 2:20, 5, 7:40, 10:05 Regal 18: Today: 2:25, 4:55, 7:50, 10:15

THE THREE MUSKETEERS ★★ PG-13

Cinebarre: Today: 4:05, 10 Cinebarre 3D: Today: 1:05, 7:25 Citadel: Today: 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:20, 9:45 James Island: Today-Thurs, Nov. 3: 4:30, 9:45 James Island 3D: Today-Fri and Mon-Thurs, Nov. 3: 7:10 Sat-Sun: 1:45, 7:!0 Northwoods: Today: 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 9:40 Palmetto Grande: Today: 4:20, 9:45 Palmetto Grande 3D: Today: 1:20, 7:10 Regal 18: Today: 3:55, 7:05, 9:40 Regal 18 3D: Today: 1:40, 4:25, 7:35, 10:15

THE TRIP ★★★½ NR

Terrace: Today: 2, 4:20

TUCKER AND DALE VS. EVIL ★★★★ NR

A comedy parodying the classic ‘evil redneck’ horror films.

Cinebarre: Today: 1:35, 4:35, 7:30, 9:45 Citadel: Today-Thurs, Nov. 3: 1:10, 3:10, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45 Hwy. 21: Fri-Sun and Thurs, Nov. 3: 9:30 James Island: Today-Fri and Mon-Thurs, Nov. 3: 4:35, 7:15, 9:30 Sat-Sun: 1:40, 4:35, 7:15, 9:30 Northwoods: Today: 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:35, 9:45 Palmetto Grande: Today: 2:10, 2:50, 4:30, 5:25, 7:15, 8, 9:30, 10:15 Regal 18: Today: 1:30, 2, 3:45, 4:15, 7:15, 7:45, 9:30, 10

Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:30, 4:35, 7:25, 10:15 Terrace: Today: 1:45, 4:15, 7 Fri-Thurs, Nov. 3: 4

REAL STEEL ★★★ PG-13

WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER? ★★★ R

Set in the near future, where robot boxing is a sport, this movie follows a promoter who finds a broken down robot.

Terrace: Today: 7:40 Fri-Sat: 11:30 p.m.

THE WAY ★★★★ PG-13

James Island: Today: 4:20, 7:20, 9:50

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Game on, Charleston

HoM: Burgers and pingpong

BY DEIDRE SCHIPANI

Special to The Post and Courier

H

oM opened this past summer as a “burger boutique and pingpong lounge.” I have to quibble with its name: It is more a burger laboratory where the kitchen explores flavors, textures and combinations. That being said, the two Petes, Rivas and Smith, have LEROY BURNELL/STAFF joined the band of burger HoM restaurant, 563 King St., specializes in burgers shops grinding their way and pingpong. from downtown to the suburbs. HoM’s urban feel takes you from the bar to dining booths or to the back room, CUISINE: American: Burgers where a Killerspin table CATEGORY: Neighborhood Favorite awaits your blade and your LOCATIONS: 563 King St. backspin. PHONE: 573-7505 HOURS: Daily 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. What’s the beef? FOOD: ★★★½ The burgers at HoM are ATMOSPHERE: ★★★½ a custom blend of brisket, SERVICE: ★★★ chuck and short rib. They PRICE: $ are among the more flavorCOSTS: Burgers $8-$9.50, sides $3-$3.50, salads $3.50ful burgers in town, and $5.50, vegetable sides $3-$4, desserts $5, vintage sodas although the toppings and $3, draft sodas $2 condiments are creative, you VEGETARIAN OPTIONS: Yes should eat one naked: the WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: Yes burger, not you. It’s love in BAR: Full-service bar one bite. PARKING: Street At HoM, they parlay the OTHER: Lunch combo $10 Monday-Friday 11 a.m.French field with caramel2 p.m. Pingpong tournaments, happy hour 4-7 p.m. ized onions, Dijon mustard weekdays, daily specials, weekend brunch, gift cards, and Swiss cheese ($9). They HoM gear. Facebook, www.homcharleston.com. take a Southern route with a ON THE WEB country-fried burger topped in the quinoa salad ($3.50). with collards, pimiento For the full review, cheese, Creole tartar sauce The greenery go to charleston and a fried green tomato The salads shine with scene.com ($9). And the HoM Wrecker their house-made dresscomes with bacon, pepperAt HoM, they “pull” porings, fresh ingredients and jack cheese and fried egg tobello mushrooms into a balanced (meaning not and green tomato chutney. barbecue sandwich; lamb is drenched) greens. A beet It, along with the Burger ground with curry spices, salad ($4.50) generously Benedicts, brunch clubs topped with a Thai-inspired serves two, and the root and croque madame, put a cucumber and carrot relish beer and rosemary reduced burger in brunch. and gilded with banana gua- dressing delivered flavor Ground turkey gets a camole ($9.50). Sloppy Joe notes of concentrated sorThanksgiving treatment goes upscale with braised ghum and earthy pine. with cranberry chutney duck, a lemongrass citrus Fried and sides ($8.50), and tofu is fried glaze and nutty arugula to a General Tso crispness The fries are thin cut, and spiked with wasabi. and topped with Asian slaw The toppings are as main- they are served in a bowl that and sweet and sour sauce feeds two ($3). Each order stream as lettuce, tomato ($8). Vegetarians may enjoy and American cheese and comes with your choice of the falafel ($8) or the earth as innovative as onion Hol- house-made sauces. The Creburger ($8), which combines landaise sauce, root beerole tartar and smoky barbeground beets, peanuts, car- flavored salad dressing, cue had good flavor profiles; rots, sun-dried tomatoes the roasted garlic mayonsmoked onion remoulade and feta cheese. and using preserved lemons naise was light on garlic.

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Sit a spell for game time at Avondale’s Roost Bar

TONIGHT David Owens

FRIDAY – Susie Summers & Al SATURDAY – Brad Surovec MONDAY – Singer/Songwriter Night TUESDAY – Ted McKee WEDNESDAY – Chris Tidestrom

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he number of Avondale haunts seems to grow by the season, with one of its newest entries — The Roost Bar ’N Grille — leading the pack. It’s a sharp sports bar, benefiting from exposed ceiling beams, a nifty logo and signs, wood countertops and backdrop, and a well-appointed bar staff. With a covered patio and TVs inside and outside, it’s a prime-time, game-time venue.

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It’s just that the food can’t entirely match the aesthetic appeal. The burgers are of the traditional, build-your-

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Best Tapas in Downtown Charleston (with plenty of free parking)

Happy Hour Monday – Sunday 5-7pm Serving Tapas from 4pm on! Kitchen Open until 1am! Mon- cocktail night Tues- Paella special Wed- 1/2 off bottles of wine Thur- $4 Sangria all night! Sunday - brunch

This Sunday- Oyster Roast and Football! Oysters on the patio, food and drink specials and big screens for the games!

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own variety. Nothing too fancy here. Fried egg, bacon, roasted salsa, chili and portobello mushrooms head up the list of toppings. I asked for mine medium rare, and it was returned with a nondescript gray center. The open-faced roast beef sandwich ($10) contains nicely flavored strips of meat swimming in warm gravy over grilled toast. But oddly, it’s plated with a fortress of fries that surrounds the sandwich, covering its top and sides. The fries on the bottom become sodden with gravy, while the top layer forces diners to pick their way to the prize. The reuben ($9) fares better, set with Irish corned beef, sauerkraut, melted Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing on top of buttery, toasted marble rye. It’s a classic: piled high and impressive. You could score the spicy tuna ($7) and wasabi tuna ($8) tacos as appetizers or mix-and-match for a meal. But save room for the wings, served by the 10-count ($8) in 11 flavors and covered in enough sauce for double or triple dipping. Bottom line: The food won’t keep me from coming back, though it’d be great if it were the reason for going.

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Lowndes Grove party

Today, Lowndes Grove Plantation hosts the Charleston Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier’s “An Autumn Affair” from 6 to 9 p.m. The event offers the opportunity to sample 100 wines, artisanal foods and enjoy live music and a silent auction to benefit scholarships for women in the food, FILE/WADE SPEES/STAFF beverage and hospitality inLowndes Grove is hosting the local chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier’s “An Autumn dustry. Tickets are $45 and Affair” 6 to 9 p.m. today. The event offers the opportunity to sample 100 wines, available at www.ldei artisanal foods and enjoy live music and a silent auction. charleston.com or at the event at 266 St. Margaret St. closed, and in its place is now open for lunch, dinner application is Nov. 11. To South of Main Restaurant and carryout. It is at 1291 obtain an application, conIndustry workshop and Bakery. They are at Folly Road. Call 793-2258 or The National Aquaculture tact Katy Perrin at katy@ visit www.pick-thai.com. Association is offering a free charlestonwineandfood.com 3669 Savannah Highway and offer dinner and baked or 727-9998, ext. 8. culinary education workgoods, as well as catering shop at the Palmer Campus Busy bees on King of the Culinary Institute of Celebrate Johns Island and custom orders.Look for Butcher and Bee has blue-plate specials and FriCharleston 6-8 p.m. Nov. 14. opened at 654 King St. Johns Island Restaurant If seafood plays a part in Michael Shem-Tov, David Weekend will take place Sat- day fish nights. They are closed Sundays your menu, you should be Szlam and Stuart Tracy urday and Sunday. The purand Mondays. Call 766coming to this program held pose is to show support for are bringing “hand-held 4416. in the college’s amphitheater the work of Rural Missions comfort food” goodness to (Room 182). Call chef Mithe neighborhood. Look through donations accepted chael Carmel at 820-5096. for sandwiches, sides, local at the eight participating Burger bonanza vegetables and the plenty of restaurants: Rosebank Cafe, Now open at Station 41 the Fat Hen, Golden Cup shopping center at 1039 S.C. a local garden being planted Wine + Food Festival by Elizabeth Beak of Crop Cafe, Stono Cafe, Wild OlHighway 41, Mount PleasLooking to showcase a Up. ive, Gilligan’s Seafood, Sun- ant, is Vino Burgerz. Enjoy food or beverage product Find them on Facebook to thousands of enthusiasts rise Bistro and Tomato Shed salads and burgers, as well and Twitter. Butcher and Cafe. Learn more at www. as wine from partner and from across the country? neighbor Wine Awhile. Call Bee is open daily from There’s no better place to do ruralmission.org or call 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Email info@ Chris at 725-9698. 881-3155. so than at the 2012 BB&T butcherandbee.com or call Charleston Wine + Food 619-0202. Festival. Join the exciteChef news New manager ment by applying to become Kevin Johnson, formerly of Queen Anne’s Revenge has a vendor inside the AAA Anson Restaurant and Rev announced the appointment Latest food trucks Vacations/Azamara Club Foods (Monza, Taco Boy, of Jeffrey Davis as new genCheck out Facebook for Cruises + Piggly Wiggly and Closed for Business), eral manager. the locations of these newest Taste of the South Grand has branched out to launch Also, for Daniel Island res- in the family of food trucks: Tasting Tents in the Culihis own restaurant called idents, the Queen is offering The Magic Cheese Truck, nary Village. Grocery. And just like your a 10 percent discount off which serves grilled-cheese The vendor registration fee supermarket shopping expe- your check through Feb. 29. sandwiches, and Jeff Johnis $600, a portion of which rience that can change each Early diners (4-6 p.m.) get a son’s ZAHH Pizza truck. benefits the festival’s 2012 day, the menu at Grocery 20 percent discount, and on charity partners, Feed the will feature local, seasonal, Sundays after 4 p.m. bottles Mac and cheese crown Need and Lowcountry Local home-grown and homeFriday the people will of wine are half off. First’s Incubator Farm and made fare. Craft beers on speak in the language of Also new: growlers to Training Center. A limited tap, a wood-fired oven for mac and cheese 7-11 p.m. at take home their craft beer number of rotating booths roasting, smoking and bak- assortment. the Charleston Visitor Cenwill be available for a reing will be yours for the orter Bus Shed for Charleston The restaurant is at 160 duced price, allowing small- dering, likely in December. Fairchild St., Daniel Island. Scene’s second annual Macer businesses to participate Grocery is at 573 King St. Call 216-6868 or go to www. Off. for one day without comAdmission is $10. For qarevenge.com. mitting to a full weekend of New South of Main tickets and details, go to Craig and Stephanie Pick Thai open product sampling. charlestonscene.com/ Bente’s Caliente restaurant Pick Thai restaurant is Deadline to submit an macoff.

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Lions and tigers and bears! Eh, maybe not. But that doesn’t mean it won’t be a circus. The American College of the Building Arts is hosting its third annual Red Party at the Old City Jail, and the theme this year is a ’20s circus — with an edge — and guests are invited to dress the part. Enjoy craft cocktails and gourmet fare. The event is 7-11 tonight. Tickets are $80 at the door, or go all out with Big Top tickets available for $150. Check out our Calendar of Events for more info.

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Lovers of food and fitness can unite over this multiday event. Fitness fans will love the many bicycle rides to choose from, while food fanatics will enjoy the oysters, chocolate, beer, S’Mores and Lowcountry favorites in between. The 14th annual Foodilicious Flat Pedal Festival of Bicycles! — FestiVELO for short — also offers movies, campfires, live music and camping for the brave at heart. The event runs WednesdayNov. 6. Go to www.festivelo.org for more.

Josh Groban

Josh Groban may not be for everyone, but he definitely appeals to many — especially the “mom crowd,” apparently. But between working with Rick Rubin on his latest album, a recent appearance on “The Office” and belting out Linkin Park during live shows, more and more younger folks might be jumping on the Grobanite bandwagon. The crooner performs Tuesday at the North Charleston Coliseum. See Page 20E for our Cover Story on Groban.

Thriller: A Monster Mash-up When crafting a costume for this event, think “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” meets the zombies from Michael Jackson’s classic “Thriller” video. This one-night event, hosted by the Charleston Ballet Theatre, The Have Nots! and What If? Productions, promises to have you singing and dancing in your seat as it blends the two worlds together at 8 p.m. Friday at the Charleston Music Hall. Tickets are $20 to $32. A costume contest will be held, so dress to impress in your monster best. Go to www.charlestonballet.org for more info.

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Josh Groban — Who Knew?

Choir-voiced superstar visits the North Charleston Coliseum BY STRATTON LAWRENCE Special to The Post and Courier

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t’s easy to make fun of Josh Groban. The dreamy, booming-voiced baritone/tenor is just 30, but the bulk of his fan base stems from women his mother’s age. “Illuminations,” his fifth album, was released in November 2010. Produced by Rick Rubin (who built his reputation shaping early Run-DMC, Beastie Boys and Red Hot Chili Peppers records), that collaboration is the first indication that Groban’s story is more intriguing than just pretty singing, symphonic orchestration and middle-age women drying their eyes while he belts out hits such as “You Raise Me Up.” “This, from Rick’s view, was to be a fine art record. That grandness was something we wanted to embrace,” says Groban in his online bio of working with the famed producer. “We started out thinking we’d do a little folkie record. We wanted the looseness of that, the rawness of an intimate folk record, and the power and warmth of a classical record.” The 13 tracks on “Illuminations” include 11 originals penned by Groban, including the album’s opening instrumental prelude, “The Wandering Kind,” written on piano when he was 12. In “Bells of New York City,” the Los Angeles-bred Groban sings a tribute to his new hometown. “Au Jardin Des Sans Pourquoi,” written by friend and fellow musician Rufus Wainwright, finds Groban singing in French. The album closes with “Straight to You,” a song by one of Groban’s musical idols, Nick Drake. Despite all the connections to early hip-hop via Rubin, and Groban’s claims to draw from influences such as Radiohead, Paul Simon and Journey’s Steve Perry, his music is hardly reminiscent

If you go WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Tuesday WHERE: North Charleston Coliseum FOR TICKETS: In person at North Charleston Performing Arts Center Advance Ticket Window off Montague Ave., or Ticketmaster outlets (select Publix grocery stores); by phone at 1-800-745-3000; or online at ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com MORE INFO: Visit northcharleston coliseumpac.com or 843-529-5000, ext. 5113

of these classic acts. Groban sounds far more like Michael Bolton than Anthony Kiedis; he’s more Barbara Streisand than Thom Yorke. It’s the type of epic, orchestral singing you hear when the cartoon animal protagonist of a Disney movie stares out at the stars in a climactic coming-of-age scene. That’s a formula that’s proven hugely successful. In 2007, Groban’s Christmas album, “Noel,” became the best-selling album of the year in the United States. His first four albums have gone multiplatinum despite being released in an era when album sales have plummeted because of pirating, Pandora and generally easy access to free music. Groban released his self-titled debut album in 2001. The single “To Where You Are,” written by Richard Marx, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart. He followed up that effort with 2003’s “Closer.” Riding on the popularity of the single “You Raise Me Up,” (another Billboard No,. 1), the disc Please see GROBAN, Page 21E


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made the then-22-year-old Groban an international star. And 2006’s “Awake” preceded the runaway monster hit, “Noel.” He’s fortunate to find such wide commercial success in today’s volatile recording industry, a fact due largely to the demographics of his fan base. A look at Groban’s choice of television appearances gives perspective. The young singer got his break in 1999, when his vocal coach connected him with a gig as a rehearsal singer. He soon found himself filling in for Andrea Bocelli in a rehearsal with Celine Dion before the 1999 Grammy Awards. Host Rosie O’Donnell heard the practice. Impressed, she invited Groban onto her talk show the following week. In the decade since catching O’Donnell’s attention, Groban has performed on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” six times, as well as on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Dancing With the Stars.” Last March, he even filled in for Regis Philbin as host of “Live With Regis and Kelly.” Turning to Facebook for more insight further highlighted Groban’s audience. “Isn’t that the guy my mom likes?” read the first reply to a post seeking insight on the singer. “What disturbed me more than this guy’s music was the fact that he had a following! And they called themselves Grobanites!” posted another friend. “Essentially, this was a group of women in their 30s. In my 20s at the time, I gave it a decade, only to arrive at the simple understanding that there are some things I will simply never understand.” “Good hair,” wrote another. “I think that guy owes his career to Midwestern housewives and retirees. Despite the material, the man can clearly sing. We needed a Divo in America, and the Grobes is that Divo.” Despite the honest distaste for Groban and the good-natured jabs, it’s true: Groban can clearly sing. And thanks

to friends such as Rubin, savvy marketing and a background in improvisational theater, he’s doing what he can to avoid being pegged as the Yanni or Kenny G of his generation. Groban doesn’t limit himself to daytime television. In fact, a few of his appearances and comments might actually alienate conservative, Midwestern housewives, if they are, in fact, his base. On the “Late Show With David Letterman,” Groban sang a “Top Ten” list of rejected Josh Groban songs, including references to Kim Kardashian and joking that he’s “proud to be a straight guy, since Michele Bachmann’s husband helped me pray away the gay.” It’s a smart move. Groban’s music might sound, at times, like the soundtrack to a megachurch’s worship service, but he’s still in touch with popular culture. This past summer, he played a significant role in the major film “Crazy, Stupid Love.” In October, he appeared on NBC’s “The Office.” His live show has included a cover of Linkin Park’s “My December,” not the first band that comes to mind as an obvious influence for a classical bard. Fortunately, Groban isn’t a stiff. His sense of humor appears prominently on his Twitter feed, where he’s perhaps inspired a Grobanite or two to lighten up over the years. In the past month, he’s pondered the irony of a BBC report on a study about how the health benefits of frequent laughter was conducted in Amsterdam. He promised his fans in Dublin that he would sing “with all the gusto of a swarm of laser shooting grizzlies” (maybe he Tweeted that one from Amsterdam?). After an appearance on CNN, he called Piers Morgan a “very cheeky monkey.” Another time, he wrote, “Apparently I have a show in 30 minutes. Time for pants!” Despite being known as a heartthrob and icon to the cougar set, it’s clear that Groban is also just a 30-yearold trying to enjoy life. As a

singer-songwriter, his final product isn’t exactly Bob Dylan-esque, but he’s still writing about loss and love and relationships, just like John Mayer or Ryan Adams. Groban even dated sultry actress January Jones for four years, likely resulting in more than a few of his heartbreak ballads. “I was given the very lofty task of having more responsibility on this album than I’ve ever had,” Groban says of penning 11 tunes for “Illuminations.” “The bar was set high from the beginning. That’s why it took so long. But I can say that more of me went into this record than anything I’ve done. Every one of these songs, someone’s going to know it’s about them. I’m going to get a text message about every one! This is a very personal record.” After just a decade in the public eye, filtering through Groban’s accolades and impressive list of career accomplishments can be overwhelming. While singing classical-style music that doesn’t fit most FM radio formats, Groban has managed to become an international superstar. Contrary to some beliefs, he didn’t break into the mainstream playing for the Christian Contemporary genre. He never competed on “American Idol,” although he did sing on a special “Idol Gives Back” episode in 2007, on the way to becoming that year’s best-selling artist, nationwide. Groban has sung for the closing ceremonies of the Olympics, at the Super Bowl and the BCS National Championship Game (he sang the “Star-Spangled Banner” with bassist Flea in 2010). His “Straight to You Tour,” which began in May, already has taken him across Europe and Canada, accompanied by an eight-piece string and brass orchestra, two percussionists, drums, keys and bass. After a handful of shows in the U.S. this month, he’ll travel to South Africa, where he’ll catch up with his old friend, Nelson Mandela.

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journey in 2008 after saxophone/keyboard player, DJ and composer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken decided to join forces after playing the Colorado music circuit separately for a number of years. The pair began combining influences of jazz, electronic, funk and rock all into one, immensely animated sound often referred to as “jamtronica” because of its tendency for improvisation. Although the band tours tirelessly, an exciting live show is merely a must for bands on the electronic circuit. What has set Big Gigantic apart from other electronic acts is its expansively creative compositions and its mixture of acoustic and electronic instruments. Big Gigantic’s unusual musical style and spirited live show quickly caught the at-

Big Gigantic tention of some of its betterknown peers, such as Sound Tribe Sector Nine, Xaphoon Jones of Chiddy Bang and Adam Deitch of Pretty Lights/Break Science. The support from peers such as these has boosted Big Gigantic’s popularity significantly in its short time together and has landed the band opening spots for such acts as Umphrey’s McGee and Widespread Panic. The band is touring behind its junior album, “The World Is Yours.” Big Gigantic will perform Friday at the Music Farm, 32 Ann St., with Minnesota and Cherub for a special Halloween Throwdown show.

Tickets are $17.50 in advance, $20 the day of the show and are available at the door or online at www.etix. com. Call 722-8904 or go to www.musicfarm.com.

Bloodkin

Though not particularly well-known on the mainstream level, Athens, Ga.-based band Bloodkin has earned the respect of some of rock music’s biggest names. Vocalist/guitarist Daniel Hutchens and backup vocalist/guitarist Eric Carter started Bloodkin in the ’80s writing and performing a distinct formulation of Americana, country and rock music. Despite having several of their songs covered by multiple bands — most notably Widespread Panic — and Hutchens recording and

performing with ex-Velvet Underground member Moe Tucker throughout the early ’90s, Hutchens and Carter had yet to release a full album of their own. So in 1994, Bloodkin recorded its first fulllength album, “Good Luck Charm,” produced by Johnny Sandlin (Allman Brothers, Eddie Hinton). Bloodkin has released seven albums since then and has worked with such acclaimed producers as John Keane (R.E.M., Cowboy Junkies) and David Barbe (Son Volt, Drive-By Truckers). Bloodkin will perform Saturday at The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway, with Brett Mosely. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or online at www.etix.com. Go to www. charlestonpourhouse.com or call 571-4343.

The deadline for Night Life items is Monday at 5 p.m. the week before the event or concert takes place. Items should be faxed to the newsroom at 937-5579 or e-mailed to clubs@postandcourier.com. Items submitted after the deadline will not be printed. For more information, call 937-5582.

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Southern Flavor Bluegrass Band

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Ann Caldwell with LooseFitt

WHAT: Classics performed by the local legend of jazz and blues vocals. WHEN: 6-10 p.m. WHERE: Mercato, 102 N. Market St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 722-6393

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Billboard Top 50 on the U.S. charts, as well as earned a minimum of four stars from Rolling Stone. TV on the Radio The band’s brusque, often In 2001, TV on the Radio discordant, yet always mewas doing everything right lodic music style accompaaccording to the hipster nied by Tunde Adebimpe’s handbook. The quartet was fast-paced, lyrically driven living in Brooklyn, N.Y., vocals combine for a sound hanging out in coffee shops, that mixes elements of New reading outsider literature, York’s punk scene with the playing in a band and wear- city’s art rock past. ing skinny jeans and thickTV on the Radio will perframed glasses. form Thursday at the Music The thing is, hipster back Farm, 32 Ann St., with Little then wasn’t as much the lat- Dragon. Tickets are $23 in est fashion as it was a new advance, $25 the day of the chapter in pop culture, and show and are available at at the forefront of the milthe Music Farm box office lennium’s first trend was TV or online at www.etix.com. on the Radio. Doors open at 8 p.m. Call Now considered one of 577-6989 or go to www. modern rock’s most celmusicfarm.com. ebrated bands, TV on the Radio has released four crit- Big Gigantic Colorado-based electronic ically hailed studio albums, duo Big Gigantic began its three of which cracked the

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WHAT: Piano and saxophone. WHEN: 6:30-10:30 p.m. WHERE: Halls Chophouse, 434 King St. Friday

WHAT: Solo keyboard from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by acoustic jazz by local drummer David Patterson and company. WHEN: 6 p.m.-midnight WHERE: Mercato, 102 N. Market St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 722-6393

Anthony Owens

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The Flaming Lips

WHAT: Rock/pop/alternative/indie. WHERE: N. Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive PRICE: $39.50 MORE INFO: 529-5000

Luke Mitchell

WHAT: Rock/beach/pop. WHEN: 6:30-10:30 p.m. WHERE: Halls Chophouse, 434 King St.

WHAT: This acoustic guitarist plays covers and originals. WHERE: 82 Queen, 82 Queen St. MORE INFO: 723-7591

Mid Life Crisis

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WHERE: Tru Blue’s House of Wings, 1039 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. MORE INFO: 881-1858

Danse Macabre

WHAT: 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.

Ronnie Johnson and Dale Baker w/Bobby Donaldson

WHAT: Americana, country and blues. WHEN: 9 p.m. WHERE: Buddy Roe’s, 1528 Ben Sawyer Blvd.

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LEONARD COHEN

THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA ALBUMS COLLECTION/COLUMBIA/LEGACY

I still remember the first time I heard the music of Leonard Cohen. Like many children of the ’80s, my introduction to the legendary Canadian songwriter’s mesmerizing voice came courtesy of the film “Pump Up the Volume,” where the character played by Chris-

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music scene, Carroll is the real deal. She’s toured relentlessly, worked with blues legends such as Jim Dickinson and Willie Mitchell, and is releasing her debut

tian Slater opened his pirate radio show with Cohen’s “Everybody Knows.” The movie was somewhat forgettable, but that voice, singing about the inevitable futility of it all, sent me on a search for more of Cohen’s work. For anyone in the process of conducting his own search, the process just got a lot

easier thanks to an amazing release from Legacy. “The Complete Columbia Albums Collection” brings together, as the title suggests, all 17 of the artist’s albums beginning with 1967’s “Songs of Leonard Cohen” and concluding with 2009’s “Songs From the Road.” Everything is there, from Cohen’s most

album for Catfood Records, “Just As I Am.” While the comparisons to Bonnie Raitt will likely come fast and furious, Carroll’s vocals have a different quality from Raitt’s once you listen to a few tracks on the new album. Carroll adopts a number of blues styles over the course of the CD, including the Memphis-flavored “Blessed Be,” a decidedly more New Orleans sound on “Help Mother Nature,” and some real deep-down blues on tracks such as “Heartfixin’

Man” and “Slow Kisses.” Carroll is joined on the album by an impressive list of fellow blues artists, including Steve Potts, Dave Smith, Evan Leake and Daunielle “Pie” Brown Hill. While not a perfect recording, there is still no doubt that for fans of female blues artists, it doesn’t get much more real than the music found on “Just As I Am.”

envy. Anyone remember the swan dress Bjork wore to the Oscars a few years back? On Bjork’s latest solo effort, “Biophilia,” the artist has crafted a collection of songs that are as meditative as they are exciting. Some fans are likely to be disappointed that the music on the new album is not more like Bjork’s earand the results have usually been sublime. Oh, and along lier, more dance-friendly albums. Even so, there are the way she has made some plenty of songs to love on daring fashion moves that would make Gaga green with “Biophilia,” such as “Crystal-

early work to the trio of live releases, including “Live at the Isle of Wight 1970.” Every track is remastered from the original analog master tapes, and Cohen’s beautiful baritone voice has never sounded better. The set includes a 36-page booklet that catalogs the info for each album, as well as an essay by author

Pico Iyer. For fans of Cohen’s music for whom a one- or two-disc “best of” collection is not enough, you now have the chance to own everything — at least until Cohen’s new album comes out next year. KEY TRACKS: “Everybody Knows,” “Hallelujah,” “First We Take Manhattan”

KEY TRACKS: “Help Mother Nature,” “Slow Kisses,” “Baby Come Home”

line,” which starts as almost a mantra until the drums kick in, and “Virus” which, like many on the album, is beautifully hypnotic. This is an album meant to be listened to from beginning to end, and you’ll likely end up doing so several times in a row. KEY TRACKS: “Crystalline,” “Cosmogony,” “Virus.”

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hen one thinks of cities where wellknown rock bands get their start, the names might include New York, Los Angeles, London or, closer to home, Athens, Ga. Drop Oklahoma City into the discussion and there is likely to be some head scratching, at least from the folks not familiar with The Flaming Lips. Since releasing its major label debut, “Transmissions From the Satellite Heart,” in 1993, The Flaming Lips, which performs Friday night at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center, has been proudly representing the Oklahoma City alternative rock scene. Folks who listened to the now-defunct radio station 96 Wave around that time might remember Woody Bartlett, the station’s general manager and host of the weekly new music program “The Cutting Edge,” who featured The Flaming Lips. Bassist Michael Ivins, multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd and the rest of the musicians who have rotated through the band since its inception have made it a point to write and record music their way. The Flam-

WHAT: The Flaming Lips WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday WHERE: North Charleston Performing Arts Center COST: Tickets are $39.50 and available at www. ticketmaster.com or the box office.

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Wayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips perform at the Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest in July 2010. The band is coming to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on Friday. ing Lips has done so without much influence from record label executives, or anyone else for that matter. The band members’ collective sense of creativity has led to some unusualsounding albums, though not all of them commercially successful. The 1997 release “Zaireeka” featured four CDs that were meant to be played at the same time on four CD players. A novel idea, but not many folks had four players to carry out the task. It wasn’t until the 1999 album “The Soft Bulletin” that the band hit its creative stride. “The Soft Bulletin” deftly married a more traditional rock sound with experimen-

tal and psychedelic touches for which The Flaming Lips is well-known. The band’s next release, 2002’s “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots,” was even more successful, with the tune “Do You Realize” used in several television ads for major products. In 2009, “Do You Realize” was named the official rock song of Oklahoma after a public vote. To prove that success hasn’t spoiled the band’s sense of musical adventure, one of the latest projects is creating a 24-hour-long song that will be released on a hard drive. Not the sort of thing that will generate much radio airplay, but definitely an ambitious

project that no one else in recent memory has attempted. Throughout the band’s metamorphosis from an underground art-rock band to a three-time Grammy Awardwinning outfit, one thing The Flaming Lips could be counted on for was its live performances. The band employs everything from confetti and giant balloons to tiny microphone-mounted cameras and landing a giant UFO onstage to entertain fans. The band also regularly selects dozens of fans to dance onstage during the concert, dressed in costumes the band members provide. As for what The Flaming Lips has planned for the crowd at the performing arts center, perhaps it is better to expect the unexpected. Even fans who have seen the band numerous times will tell you that there is no normal unfolding of events at a show. That’s part of the fun.

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elements from memory, emotion and old family photos combined with my influences from comic books, pop culture and current events. By attempting to balance wit and humor with sensitive subject matter, I hope to weave a narrative that is accessible and evocative to the viewer,” the artist said. Hoffmire is preparing for a solo show in January at the Rick Rhodes Art Gallery in West Ashley. This month, Hoffmire is teaching “Introduction to Character Design” at Redux Contemporary Art Center. His websites are full of intriguing mixed-media art and short animation films.

aird Hoffmire is an illustrator, animator, graphic designer and dreamer. His talent is ever-expanding and his artwork is powerful and full of sentiment. He has illustrated more than 20 children’s books and has Hoffmire done work for The North Face, Timex, Amazon and BellSouth. “I’ve always found stories and storytelling fulfilling. I’m Q: The place I call home: inspired by how social comA: Wherever my wife and mentary and observations girls are. about the world we inhabit can be coded into symbols, Q: First thing I do in the both in obvious and subtle morning: ways. My own work is often

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Q: Best mistake I’ve made: Q: My goal for this year: A: Get my work out there. A: Choosing to be an artist. Although I don’t think I Be more involved and productive. really had a choice. Q: I’m daydreaming about: Q: What the world needs: A: More love and less judgA: Being a kung fu superhero ... or at least a good guy. ment.

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WHAT: Acoustic/electric rock WHEN: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. WHERE: Red’s Ice House, 1882 Andell Bluff Blvd. PRICE: Free

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WHAT: With Aaron Firetag and Jessica Daisi. Acoustic/folk/rock. WHERE: Juanita Greenbergs, 439 King St. MORE INFO: 723-6224

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Scary’um Aquarium

WHAT: Celebrate Halloween all month long at the S.C. Aquarium’s Scary’um Aquarium. In the 4-D Immersion Theater, guests can enjoy “The Wizard of Oz 4-D Experience” and a variety of special programs. WHEN: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1-31. WHERE: 100 Aquarium Wharf. PRICE: Free with general admission. MORE INFO: 843-579-8699 or http://scaquarium.org.

Watermedia Society

WHAT: The South Carolina Watermedia Society presents a juried exhibition containing works by its members. This show is accompanied by a DVD containing commentary from the juror, a portfolio of artists’ resumes and colorful exhibit brochures. WHEN: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Oct. 31. WHERE: Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive. PRICE: Free admission/free parking. MORE INFO: 740-5854 or http:// bit.ly/culturalarts.

‘Truck Farm!’

WHAT: Slow Food Charleston will screen “Truck Farm!” by filmmakers Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, the Peabody Award-winning co-creators of “King Corn,” “Big River” and “The Greening of Southie.” “Truck Farm!” is the true story of urban farms taking root in New York. The Slow Food Film Series is sponsored by Whole Foods Market in Mount Pleasant. WHEN: 5:45 p.m. Oct. 27. WHERE: Institute of Psychiatry, MUSC, 67 President St. PRICE: Free. MORE INFO: 813-3116 or www. slowfoodcharleston.org.

Bus Shed Bash

WHAT: The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center is holding its Oyster Roast at the Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed. All proceeds from the oyster roast will support the delivery of critical services for abused children and their families at DNLCC. Tickets are available at www.dnlcc. org. Ticket price includes oysters, chili and hot dogs, soft drinks, beer and wine. WHEN: 7-10 p.m. Oct. 27.

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‘Dracula’

WHAT: The Charleston Symphony Orchestra string quartet will give a performance, which will be followed by a reception and art exhibit. WHEN: 7 p.m. Oct. 27. WHERE: Unitarian Church, 4 Archdale St. PRICE: $10.

WHAT: Charleston Stage presents Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” Rediscover the classic tale that launched a thousand teeth. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, 28, 29; 3 p.m. Nov. 16, 23, 30. WHERE: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. PRICE: Adults $34-$48; seniors (60+) $32-$48; students $22-$48. MORE INFO: 843-577-7183 or http://charlestonstage.com.

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WHAT: Adapted by Emmett Robinson, “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” premieres in time for Halloween. WHEN: 8 p.m. Oct. 27-29, Nov. 3-5; 3 p.m. Oct. 30, Nov. 6. WHERE: The Footlight Players, 20 Queen St. PRICE: $15-$25. MORE INFO: 722-4487 or www. footlightplayers.net.

WHAT: Experience the sounds that define Charleston and its Southern charm — jazz, gospel, Gershwin, Gullah, spirituals and Civil War songs. WHEN: 7 p.m. Oct. 27. WHERE: Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St. PRICE: $16-$28. MORE INFO: 270-4903 or www. soundofcharleston.com.

Friday

The Red Party

WHAT: This year’s Red Party celebrates with a vintage circus extravaganza. Charleston-based interior designer Cortney Bishop will transform the historic grounds giving it the spirit of a 1920s circus with an edge. Tickets are available for online purchase at www.buildingarts college.us. The Big Top tickets give access to a private lounge, full bar and specialty hors d’oeuvres prepared by Oak Steakhouse, O-Ku and the Cocktail Club. WHEN: 7-11 p.m. Oct. 27. WHERE: Old City Jail, 21 Magazine St. PRICE: $65 in advance, $80 at the door, and $150 for Big Top tickets. MORE INFO: 577-5245 or www. buildingartscollege.us.

‘The Crucible’

WHAT: Bringing a taste of classic theater to the Charleston area, the Threshold Repertory Theatre kicks off its inaugural season with Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.” WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27-29, Nov. 3-5 and 10-12; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 6 and 13. WHERE: 84 ⁄2 Society St. PRICE: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students. MORE INFO: 743-9096 or http://

Hope Craft Show

WHAT: Trident Medical Center is holding its fifth annual Hope Craft Show, Bake Sale and Silent Auction. WHEN: 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 28. WHERE: Trident Medical Center, 9330 Medical Plaza Drive.

The Headshot Party!

WHAT: Art, wine and appetizers by Cork Neighborhood Bistro. Professional photographers will be taking headshot photos. You’re free to purchase them. Profits from the wine sales benefit a variety of charities. WHEN: 5-8 p.m. Oct. 28. WHERE: Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. PRICE: $10 includes appetizers. MORE INFO: 709-8660 or www. corkbistro.com.

Tour de Graves

WHAT: Tour downtown Charleston’s most famous graveyards and hidden pathways. Hear from experts on wrought iron, gravestone iconography and restoration, heirloom plants and ghoulish tales Oct. 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and end the night with food and drink specials at Leaf Restaurant. Tickets $15 and free for Friends and Young Advocates of HCF. Call 724-8497 or www.historiccharleston.org. Rain or shine. WHEN: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 28.

WHERE: St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 142 Church St. PRICE: $15. MORE INFO: 724-8497 or www. historiccharleston.org.

Musicians of Bremen

WHAT: Experience the excitement of live theater this fall as Sprouts Children’s Theatre presents Musicians of Bremen: What would you do if your owner no longer considered you useful? A donkey, a dog, a cat and a rooster combine their skills and find out. WHEN: 7 p.m. Oct. 28 and Nov. 4; 1 p.m. Oct. 29 and Nov. 5; 3 p.m. Oct. 30 and Nov. 6. WHERE: Creative Spark Arts Center, 757 Long Point Road. PRICE: $10 in advance or $12 at the door. MORE INFO: 843-881-3780 or www. creativespark.org.

Ghost Ship

WHAT: See Blackbeard’s skull, ghost pirates, battles and other eerie and amazing sights when the aircraft carrier Yorktown becomes a ghost ship on Oct. 28-31. Tours will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 11 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and a parking fee of $5 per vehicle applies. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult, and the tour may not be suitable for younger children.

WHEN: 7-11 p.m. Oct. 28-31. WHERE: Patriots Point Naval And Maritime Museum, 40 Patriots Point Road. PRICE: $15 per person, $5 parking. MORE INFO: 884-2727 or www. patriotspoint.org/news_events/ blackbeards-ghost-on-the-yorktown-28-31-october.

Extravaganza

WHAT: BackRow Productions and Cinebarre in Mount Pleasant are having a Rocky Horror Halloween show. Shenanigans start at 8 p.m., and the movie will be shown on Cinebarre’s huge outdoor screen around midnight. Featured will be fire shows, a kissing booth, Time Warp tutorial, costume contests, games and more. Survival kits, food and beverages are available for purchase. Bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the show. Part of all proceeds will go to the ASPCA. WHEN: 8 p.m. Oct. 28. WHERE: 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant. PRICE: $6.66.

Movies in the Park

WHAT: James Island County Park is hosting movies under the stars. See “Beetlejuice.”

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Touring Tombstones

WHAT: Skulls and crossed bones. Angels and rosebuds. Local graveyards are art galleries harboring stories, literature and legends. Join a stroll through Colonial and antebellum cemeteries. Discover this unique portrait of the past found in our old graveyards. This is not a ghost walk. Meet on the sidewalk in front of St. Michael’s Church, Meeting and Broad streets. WHEN: 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 28. WHERE: St. Michael’s Church sidewalk, 80 Meeting St. PRICE: $20 MORE INFO: 766-0802 or www. lowcountryinc.com/touring tombstones.htm.

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WHAT: The campy musical “The Rocky Horror Show” returns to the Flowertown stage. WHEN: 8 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29; 2 p.m. Oct. 30; midnight Oct. 29. WHERE: 133 S. Main St. PRICE: $20-$25. MORE INFO: 875-9251 or www. flowertownplayers.org/rocky horror.

Saturday Fall Festival at Hibben

WHAT: The community is invited to a Fall Festival at Hibben United Methodist Church in Mount Pleasant. Costume parade begins at 9:30 a.m. Free games, prizes, cotton candy, popcorn, jump castle, face-painting, firetruck, entertainment. Pencils and sharpeners will be donated for Operation Christmas Child. WHEN: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 29. WHERE: 690 Coleman Blvd.

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WHAT: CML is providing a safe alternative to trick-or-treating by opening after hours for a special Fall Fun House with face-painting, games, prizes and local merchants giving away tasty treats. Children and parents are encouraged to dress up for this ghoulish affair. Registration is required in advance. $3/members and $5/nonmembers. WHEN: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 29. WHERE: Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St. PRICE: $3/members and $5/nonmembers. MORE INFO: 853-8962 or www. explorecml.org.

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WILD at Wingswood

WHAT: Visit the Center for Birds of Prey for an evening with Jack Hanna, who has joined Charleston’s own cookbook authors Matt and Ted Lee to plan an evening of food, cocktails, and flights and displays featuring the center’s avian ambassadors. Charleston celebrity chefs each will serve a signature dish. Participants include Charleston Grill, Cypress, FIG, Husk, Peninsula Grill, Five Loaves, SNOB, Lucca, McCrady’s and Hominy Grill. WHEN: 6 p.m. Oct. 29. WHERE: Center for Birds of Prey, 4872 Seewee Road. PRICE: $100 or $150 (includes VIP reception with Hanna).

Ghost Walk

WHAT: The Olde Village of North Charleston will host a Ghost Walk featuring the Backporch Storytellers. Groups will begin at The Meeting Place and visit eight storytelling stations. Costumes are encouraged. WHEN: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 29. WHERE: North Charleston’s Old Village, E Montague Ave. PRICE: $4 adults, $1 children 12 and under, $6 one adult and three children. MORE INFO: 740-5854 or http:// bit.ly/culturalarts.

‘It Takes a Village’

WHAT: Huger’s will host “It Takes a Village,” an event sponsored by Women Walking in the Gap and Sacred Women’s Alliances to raise awareness about human trafficking.

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ACE’S ON BRIDGE By BOBBY WOLFF

Let’s see how imaginative you are. Look at all four hands in the diagrammed deal and try to figure out how South went down in three no-trump. Bear in mind that South was an expert player and was unlikely to do anything absurd. OnWest’slowheartleadagainst three no-trump, East played the queen and South had to win the king. South decided to live or die by the diamond finesse and not mess with the spades. Going for five tricks in spades, necessary if hearts were not 4-4, would require West to have both spade honors. Accordingly, South cashed the twotopclubs,thencrossedtothe spade ace to take the diamond finesse. But a funny thing hap-

pened on the way to that finesse, East dropped the spade king under the ace! Now who can blame South for thinking that it would be safer to play West for the spade jack than East for the diamond king? After all, if South can score five spade tricks, he doesn’t need the diamond finesse. South crossed to the diamond ace and ran the spade nine. Shock! East won the jack, returned a heart, and six tricks later (the opponents were able to cash five more hearts and thediamondking,plusthespade jack), South wound up down three! East had visualized declarer’s problem and gave him a losing option. South swallowed the bait.

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WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29. WHERE: Huger’s, 587 King St. PRICE: $10. MORE INFO: 577-7855

Annual Fur Ball

WHAT: Dress up in your best dazzling disco interpretation and boogie on down. Bring your favorite furry friend. Professional dog walkers will be available all evening to care for your pooch in the Disco Dog Park, complete with a bacon-flavored bubble machine and singledog play yards. Dogs will dine on treats from Wildflour Pastry while you enjoy a served dinner, open bar and wine provided by Whole Foods Market. Tom Crawford of ABC News 4 is the auctioneer for the live auction. A trip to Cancun, dining packages, jewelry, and packages for your pet are just a few of the items available in the silent auction. WHEN: 6: 30 p.m. Oct. 29. WHERE: Marriott Charleston, 170 Lockwood Drive. PRICE: $150 per person, $75 per dog. MORE INFO: 404-432-9438 or www.pethelpers.org/news.php.

Zombie Party

WHAT: Eye Level Art will host a zombie-themed Halloween party that will include punk music by Leather Zoo, zombie makeup artists who will paint faces, a zombie DJ set,

food, an open bar and more. WHEN: 7 p.m. Oct. 29. WHERE: Eye Level Art, 103 Spring St. PRICE: $40 in advance, $50 at door.

Sunday Charleston Baby Show

WHAT: Find everything you need for your new arrival. WHEN: Noon-4 p.m. Oct. 30. WHERE: Gaillard Municipal Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St. PRICE: $10 per person (kids 10 and under free). MORE INFO: 452-3950 or www. charlestonbabyshow.com.

Bee Street Lofts

WHAT: The party will feature food, spirits, special witches brew, dancing, DJ and karaoke. Prizes for Best Costumes. All proceeds benefit Hollings Cancer Center. $15 per person donation at the door. RSVP Josephine Traina at 793-4023 or Josephine@carolinaone.com. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30. WHERE: 150 Bee St. PRICE: $15.

Monday Halloween Carnival

WHAT: Ghouls, goblins, witches and ghosts have taken over the Isle of Palms Recreation Center and want you to join in on the fun. Costume

contest starts at 5:30 p.m. Age divisions: 1 and under, 2-3 years, 4-5 years, 6-7 years, 8 years, 9 years, 10 years, 11-12 years, 13 and older. WHERE: Isle of Palms Recreation Center, 24 28th Ave. PRICE: Free. MORE INFO: 886-8294 or www. iop.net/departments/recreation_youth_halloweencarnival. aspx?section=Holiday Events.

Nightmare on Harbor

WHAT: Brightsound Entertainment presents “Nightmare on the Harbor.” Doors will open at 6 p.m.; music will start around 7 p.m. Discount ticket and room packages to be announced. Winners of $1,000-prize costume contest will be announced early in the night. WHEN: 5 p.m. Oct. 31. WHERE: The Lookout Pavilion, 20 Patriots Point Road. WHERE: The Charleston Harbor Resort, 20 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant. MORE INFO: www.charleston harborresort.com.

Tuesday Window Exhibit

WHAT: Jeffrey Hair will present a collection of acrylic paintings in various styles and subject matter. Inspired by the Expressionist Movement, Hair’s lighthearted paintings of landscapes and street scenes

Rossellini Thad Cline Qevon Andrew Hamilton Crawford Rena Luxx Zia Couture Ayala Bar Bora David Tishbi Andrea Barnett Coralia Leets Betty Carre Pono Uno De 50

express emotions through the use of color. WHEN: Nov. 1-Dec. 30. WHERE: The Meeting Place, 1077 E. Montague Ave. PRICE: Free admission/free parking. MORE INFO: 740-5854 or http:// bit.ly/culturalarts.

Juie Rattley III

WHAT: In “New Faces and Places,” North Carolina artist Juie Rattley III presents portraits and landscapes in the tradition of Lucian Freud, Nicolai Fechin and John Singer Sargent. The exhibition is the artist’s first in South Carolina and will showcase up to 20 works. WHEN: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 1-30. WHERE: Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive. PRICE: Free admission/free parking. MORE INFO: 740-5854 or http:// bit.ly/culturalarts.

Thursday, Nov. 3 Small Business Lunch

WHAT: Mike Seekings, Charleston City Council member and Broad Street attorney, will be the featured speaker at the Small Business Lunch at Halls. A partner in Leath, Bouch & Seekings, LLP, he also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Charleston School of Law. WHERE: Halls Chophouse, 434 King St. PRICE: $28.

MORE INFO: 303-1113 or www. smallbusinesslunchathalls.com.

House Tours

WHAT: Catch the holiday spirit at the Charleston Museum’s Heyward-Washington House. Special 18th-century Wining & Dining focus tours will be held Thursdays during November. WHEN: 4-4:45 p.m. Nov. 3, 10, 17. WHERE: 87 Church St. PRICE: Free for museum members and free with admission ($10/adults, $5/children, under 3 free). MORE INFO: 722-2996, ext. 235, or www.charlestonmuseum.org/ event.asp?ID=435.

Light the Night Walk

WHAT: Join hundreds of Lowcountry friends/families and corporate teams at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual Light The Night Walk at Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. Walkers commemorate and celebrate lives touched by blood cancers carrying illuminated balloons. Register and raise funds for the walk at www.lightthenight.org/ sc. Call 881-8176 or email darlene. benton@lls.org. WHEN: 6-8:30 p.m. Check-in/activities at 6 p.m.; ceremony/walk at 7 p.m. Nov. 3. WHERE: Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park’s Sweetgrass Pavilion, Harry M. Hallman Jr. Boulevard. PRICE: Raise $10. MORE INFO: 881-8176 or www. lightthenight.org/sc.

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CML Gala

WHAT: The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry will host its eighth annual fundraising gala that will feature the theme “A Night at the Museum.” The event will include food from Charleston chefs, cocktails, live and silent auctions and more. Proceeds benefit the museum’s community outreach and scholarship programs. WHEN: 7:30-11: 30 p.m. Nov. 3. WHERE: Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St. PRICE: $75. MORE INFO: 853-8962, ext. 238, or http://explorecml.org.

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DOONESBURY By Garry Trudeau

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PEANUTS By Charles Schulz

JUMP START By Robb Armstrong

BLONDIE By Dean Young

DUSTIN By Steve Kelley & Jeff Parker

CURTIS By Ray Billingsley

GARFIELD By Jim Davis

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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): Money matters will be stressful. Don’t let anyone push you to make a decision that could end up being costly. Take your time. TAURUS (April 20May 20): Look at the possibilities and consider a partnership that offers equality. Don’t feel like you have to alter your lifestyle or your beliefs. GEMINI (May 21June 20): Don’t look at the negative occurrences in your life. For every door that closes, another will open. Put fears aside and proceed with confidence. CANCER (June 21July 22): Network, socialize and share your ideas with people who contribute as much as you. Make basic changes to your image.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A day trip or a new experience will stimulate your mind. Dealing with foreigners or taking part in a community event will lead to a change of heart. VIRGO (Aug. 23Sept. 22): Communication will bring about opportunities to expand your interests and your friendships. Love is highlighted.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21): Secrets may be revealed, causing a turn of events that will leave you responsible for making an important decision. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19): Your evaluations will be well received, putting you in an ideal position to make the changes you feel will benefit everyone concerned.

LIBRA (SEPT. 23OCT. 22): Revisit what you’ve left undone personally, financially or legally. Tie up loose ends before you face criticism.

AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18): You’ll face criticism if you are too vocal or if you get involved in groups or organizations that have a different objective than you.

SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21): Take control of the situation before someone else does. Open up about how you feel and what you want to see happen. Apply a little pressure to get your way.

PISCES (FEB. 19MARCH 20): You can make a good financial move if you consolidate or set a new budget. Personal, financial and business contracts will bring positive opportunities.


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EAR ABBY: Years ago, I placed my daughter for adoption. The circumstances were compelling. After 18 years, I was surprised and elated to hear from her. She’s 23, has a child and is engaged to be married. I tried to maintain communication, but she stopped. After a time of not wanting to talk, she is now trying to get back in touch with me and her siblings. We’re unsure what to think and questioning her motives. Does she truly want us to be involved with her and her daughter? Or is this a way to get gifts for her child and her upcoming wedding? I would like to discuss this with her, but I fear losing her again. I always wanted a relationship with my daughter. I’m confused and afraid of being hurt again. — BIRTH MOM IN WIS.

DEAR ABBY DEAR BIRTH MOM: By all means have a discussion with your daughter, but do it in reference to the fact that you were puzzled and hurt when she suddenly ceased communication. Let her explain what led to it. She may have been dealing with mixed emotions, which seems logical to me. Because you want a relationship with her, you may have to accept that it will proceed in fits and starts and may not blossom the way you might wish it to. You’ll know more as you get to know her better. Write www.DearAbby.com.

QUESTIONS

1. What candy was this slogan made for: “Makes mouths happy?” 2. In 1995, more than 10 million people voted to make this the new M&M color. 3. What was the first penny candy that was individually wrapped? 4. What is the best-selling candy bar worldwide? 5. Originally, the layers in this candy bar were chocolate, vanilla and strawberry but were later changed to all chocolate. 6. In the movie, what candy is E.T.’s favorite? 7. This candy’s shape is described as a flat-bottomed teardrop. 8. Halloween accounts for 75 percent of the annual production of which candy? 9. Which came first, Mounds or Almond Joy? 10. Name the chocolate bar that has “four fingers.”

SAMANTHA’S ANSWERS

1. Twizzlers. 2. I’m pretty sure it’s the blue ones. 3. Mary Janes? 4. Snickers or Milky Way? I’ll go with the first one. 5. Honestly, I can’t even come up with a guess for this. 6. Reese’s Pieces! 7. Hershey’s Kisses. 8. It’s got to be candy corn. 9. It would make more sense if it was Mounds. 10. Kit Kats break apart like fingers.

DREW’S ANSWERS

1. That was M&M’s right? 2. Blue. 3. Tootsie Roll. 4. I’m just gonna go with my first thought ... Snickers. 5. Charleston Chew. 6. Reese’s Pieces. 7. Hershey’s Kisses. 8. Candy corn. 9. I’m thinking Mounds. 10. It is ... wait, don’t tell me ... Twix.

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CONCLUSION Samantha racks up her second win in another close contest against an opponent. Does she have what it takes to make it three in a row. We’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime, have a fun and safe Halloween.

CORRECT ANSWERS 1. Twizzlers. 2. Blue. 3. Tootsie Rolls. 4. Snickers. 5. Three Musketeers.

6. Reese’s Pieces. 7. Hershey’s Kisses. 8. Candy corn. 9. Mounds. 10. Kit Kat.

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The Headless Horseman isn’t likely to make an appearance during the North Charleston-hosted Ghost Walk, but then again you never know when he may ride out in search of his head.

around midnight and will be shown on the inflatable outdoor screen, so be sure to Horror in Summerville bring a chair and blanket. The Flowertown Players are Admission is $6.66. Movie celebrating the holiday with survival kits, food and drinks will be available for its Scene Shop of Horrors. Friday-Sunday nights from purchase, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the 6:30 to 11, venture behind the James F. Dean Commu- ASPCA. Cinebarre is at 963 nity Theatre, 133 S. Main St., Houston Northcutt Blvd. Call 884-7885 or visit www. to the Flowertown Players cinebarre.com. Scene Shop. The shop has been transformed into a terrifying haunted house for Park Circle Ghost Walk adults. A kid-friendly area The city of North Charleswill offer something for the ton will host a Ghost Walk younger ones. 6-8 p.m. Saturday in the Olde Admission is $5. Call 875Village. 9251 or visit www.flower The walk begins at The townplayers.org. Meeting Place, 1077 E. Montague Ave. and makes stops ‘Rocky Horror’ party at eight locations that will Cinebarre in Mount Pleas- feature ghost stories told by ant is getting into the Halthe Back Porch Storytellers. loween spirit by hosting a Participants are encour“Rocky Horror Picture aged to wear costumes durShow”-themed party and ing the tour. screening Friday. Admission is $4 for adults, Beginning at 8 p.m., the $1 for children 12 and under Cinebarre parking lot will and $6 for one adult and transform into a spooky three children. venue that will feature fire Proceeds from the event performers, a kissing booth, will benefit North Charlesgames, lessons on how to ton’s Christmas charity that do the Time Warp, costume benefits local families in contests and more. need. The movie will begin Call 554-5700.

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opportunity for Mount Pleasant Hospital to be active in its community,” says Megan Fink, media relations manager for Roper, adding that about 150 people ran last year. www.rsfh.com/trot.

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The Halloween theme continues as the stand-up paddleboard race scene expands to the Folly River this Saturday with the inaugural Folly Beach SUPer Scary SUP Race at 11 a.m. at Sunset Cay Marina, 66 W. 9th St. Extension. Sign-ins start FILE/DAVID QUICK/STAFF at 10 a.m. The event, presented by Francesca Dilling (front) of Mount Pleasant was one of nearly 150 people who participated in last year’s Louie’s Kids Yoga Marathon. The eighth annual event will Charleston SUP Safaris and Sunset Cay Marina, will be noon-3 p.m. Saturday in Marion Square. raise money for Pet Helpers and a major breast cancer and preventing lung disstart in New York and New www.louieskids.org ease,” says Rebecca Downs, cause. The event features a Jersey soon. Fight for Air 10K elite and 5K recreation program manager for the Earlier in the day on Folly American Lung Association race. Registration is $25. Divisions also are available for in South Carolina. Beach, the fourth annual Fight for Air Run/Walk (for- “The event goal is $60,000, children as well as owner/ merly known as the Asthma and these funds will support dog, with the fee being $12. advocacy efforts for healthy An after-party will be held Walk) will be held to raise money for and awareness of outdoor and indoor air, lung 2-8 p.m. at Sunset Cay Restaurant. Pre-registration is disease research and supthe work of the American port, asthma education pro- required. Lung Association. www.charlestonsup Whether you’re a competi- grams, smoking cessation safaris.com or www.pet clinics and our overnight tive 5K runner or just want helpers.com camp for children with to get out, Fight for Air ofasthma.” fers something for both, Ride for Hope Visit www.FightForAir including a Halloween costume contest. Prizes will RunWalk.org or call 556George Hincapie, a 16be awarded for the best and 8451. time Tour de France vetmost unusual adult, child eran, returns to ride with Trot for Tots and pet costumes. Lockparticipants in the fourth lear’s will provide breakfast On the other side of town, annual Jerry Zucker Ride for — shrimp and grits and a another 5K also will offer a Hope on Sunday. Bike rides breakfast casserole — on Halloween costume contest, of 62 miles and 30 miles will the Folly Beach Pier follow- though for just the kids. originate from “the shed” ing the event. While pets The second annual Roper at the track at Park West in are welcome to participate, St. Francis Mount Pleasant Mount Pleasant at 8 a.m. they are not allowed on the Hospital Trot for Tots will and 8:30 a.m., respectively. pier. be Saturday at Mount Pleas- A family ride starts at 9 a.m. The event starts at 9 a.m. ant Hospital. A 5K run/walk The event raises money at the Folly Pier. The late fee starts at 8:30 a.m. and the for 13 mostly local cancer is $35. 1-mile fun run at 9 a.m. causes, including the Hol“This is the ninth annual “RSFH hopes to increase lings Cancer Center, Camp event (including the Asthma awareness about the impor- Happy Days and Share Our Walk) and funds raised tance of infant car safety Suzy. Minimum donation support the mission of the and to raise funds for infant is $500. Lunch provided by American Lung Associacar seats for parents who Carraba’s. tion, which is to save lives apply for assistance through http://charlestonride by improving lung health the hospital. It’s also another forhope.com. R29-631698

cally based nonprofit, which helps underprivileged children fight obesity. Louie’s Kids founder Louis Yuhasz is hoping for a similar turnout and outcome noon-3 p.m. this Saturday. “Goals are always as much as we can get,” he says, noting that the Louie’s Kids oommms will be Run Buddies program is emanating from continuing to expand. Marion Square early Locally, the programs are Saturday afternoon for the starting in Ravenel, as well eighth annual Louie’s Kids as Dorchester and Berkeley Yoga Marathon. counties. Beyond the LowIn past years, nearly 200 country, Louie’s Kids has or so yoga enthusiasts have hired a Run Buddies coorattended the event that indinator for its program in volves doing 108 sun saluta- Charlotte after the Carolina tions, led by instructors rep- Panthers awarded the charresenting most of the yoga ity a $10,000 grant this year studios in Charleston. to get a program started. Last year’s event raised a Other programs have record $25,000 for the lostarted in Savannah and will


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obert Walker, the owner of J. Paulz on James Island, is on the phone trying to find supplies for transporting his macaroni and cheese to this weekend’s Mac-Off. “You know how you can tell this event is a big deal?” he says. “Everyone is out of cambros, which is what we need to transport everything to the Bus Shed so it stays hot and fresh.” The second annual MacOff is Friday night at the Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed downtown, and J. Paulz is one of several restaurants in Charleston participating. The event was a huge hit last year, drawing so many guests that most restaurants ran out of samples. But Walker says he’s prepared this time around. “I’d say it was a stupendous success, but we ran out of food so we didn’t get to win,” he said with a laugh. “This year, we’re obviously making a lot more, and we’re taking two different recipes from our current

menu: Gouda with caramelized onion and bacon with blue cheese. We’re using real Vidalia onions and apple wood smoked bacon.” Those who attended last year’s Mac-Off might be aware of how seriously the restaurants take the competition. Recipes are crafted especially for the event, so

guests shouldn’t expect to sample the same kind over and over. “I consider myself to be an aficionado of macaroni and cheese,” says Walker. “As a kid, my grandmother had the best recipe, and no one ever managed to mimic it. That’s what we want to do — create something that is

The 2nd annual Mac-Off will be a gooey good time like keeping the macaroni fresh and at the right temperature. But that’s part of the fun.” “Our plan is to blend a Southern style and Southwestern style,” explained Anthony Anderson, one of The Remedy Market’s managers. “It’s like what your grandmother made, except with a kick.” Noodle-wise, each recipe seems to call for its own shape. “We use corkscrew noodles, known as gemelli, in our recipes,” says Walker. “We’ve found that the shape keeps things cheesier and keeps the noodles from drying out.” Other restaurants in this year’s Mac-Off include 82 Queen, Home Team BBQ, Rita’s Seaside Grill, Crave, Smoky Oak Taproom, Poogan’s Porch and others. Tidal Jive will play dinner DREAMSTIME music, and beverages will be on sale. Admission is $10 at the door. Visit charleston we’ll probably keep ours unique.” straightforward. ... The best scene.com/macoff for more Adaline Thomas, who macaroni and cheese is usu- mouthwatering informaowns The Remedy Market tion. ally simple. We just want on Spring Street with her “I’m from the South, and to add some zesty flair. fiance, Billy Pope, also is macaroni and cheese is excited to introduce a recipe And we’d like to use local definitely a comfort food,” specifically for the Mac-Off. ingredients, which is what Anderson said. “It’s some“We don’t keep macaroni our restaurant is all about. thing you can’t go wrong Of course, since this is our and cheese on our menu, first time competing, there with. Especially if you add so this is a special concocwill be challenges involved beer.” tion,” she says. “I think

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