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david Quick previews outdoor options

5 | Dollar Days

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6-11 | movies

18-19 | weekend events 22-23 | music

cd reviews, upcoming shows,

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a look at upcoming events

“zero dark thirty,” “a haunted house,” “the impossible,” “gangster squad”

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winter is perfect time for indoor climbing t

he short days and chilly weather of winter can be challenging for many who want to get some good old-fashioned exercise outdoors. yet the indoor gyms with their new year’s crowds can get tedious quickly. one relatively new alternative, at least for those searching for some indoor adventure in the lowcountry, is coastal climbing. The bouldering gym was opened on King street last summer by 2009 college graduates Kensie whitfield and Jeanna crockett, largely borne out of frustration in finding worthwhile employment in the wake of the recession and whitfield’s long-held passion for the sport. whitfield, who grew up in Mount pleasant and graduated from wando high school in 2005, was drawn to the sport at age 12 because his father was passionate about it. since June, coastal climbing has gained a loyal following, but the young couple didn’t want to disclose their total number of members. with their first new year’s, they noticed a bump in people coming in to climb and are looking forward to more this weekend.

Saturday workshops

on saturday, coastal climbing will host a beginner’s clinic from 10 a.m. to


A climber scales the wall at Coastal Climbing on King Street. noon. The cost to participate is $20 for nonmembers and $5 for members. as part of the new year, they also are waiving the $45 initiation fee until next week. taking the clinic, of course, is not necessary. if you want to try it out once or just a few times, you don’t have to commit to a membership. coastal climbing offers a day pass for $10, a 10-climb pass for $80, as well as shoe rentals for $3 and chalk (to aid in gripping) for $2. if you can’t attend saturday’s clinic, no worries. whitfield and crockett hold one at the beginning of every month.

Interval training

like any activity, the number of calories burned depends on the intensity and individual weight, but the standard is just under 400 calories for 30 minutes. The nature of bouldering, which is climbing shorter

ascents (boulders, real or fake) without ropes, is one of bursts of energy followed by rest, then repeating the cycle. increasingly, studies are showing that “interval training” is among the most efficient and effective ways to get in shape. Meanwhile, the challenge of determining routes also engages the mind, making what can be a hard-core workout less hard. crockett claims an hour session, with 30 minutes of it actually climbing, can torch up to 900 calories.

and because bouldering requires upper body strength and some flexibility, those who need to shed a few pounds or have knee problems (a short fall to a padded floor is still a fall) tend not to try it out.

Genuine experience

i first met whitfield and crockett before Thanksgiving, and it was refreshing to walk into a home-grown, low-key fitness facility. it’s not polished or corporate. it’s a mom-and-pop without the kids, other than a friendly alaskan MalaSelf-policing mute named shadow. crockett said that people The 3,500-square-foot who are regulars at crossfit space is at 708 King st., unit gyms tend to be good climb- 5 (near Zappo’s pizza, north ers, and that several groups of the u.s. highway 17 overhave come in for an alterna- pass), in what used to be a tive workout. tire warehouse. customers, she admits, for more, go to www. tend to range from late teens to early 30s, though they do reach David Quick at have a few regulars in their 50s and 60s. 937-5516.

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get more bang for your buck with these options


don’t know about you, but one of my resolutions for 2013 was to be thriftier. now, there are many ways to go about this, but the best advice i’ve read focuses on how to do it by making small changes so that you can still enjoy your favorite treats and activities. so, in honor of that philosophy, here are some great options that won’t break the bank.

buy one, get one free

for the month of January, Magnolia plantation and gardens is offering a special discount to those who want to enjoy the camellia garden, which has been named one of the best in the world. Buy one garden admission for $15 and get the second one free. two for one, you just can’t go wrong! if you haven’t been to Magnolia, or maybe it’s just been a while, the garden features 20,000 camellias, one of only 30 gardens in the world and one of five in the u.s. that has that honor. and at 20 acres, you could definitely spend an afternoon there. in addition to the garden, for an additional $8, you can stroll along an elevated walkway through the audubon swamp garden. This neat setting houses thousands of plant and animal species among the cypress and tupelo gum trees surrounded by blackwater. other add-ons, again for $8 each, include a guided tour through the drayton family home, a ride on the nature train and a presentation on the african-american contributions to Magnolia gardens during the awardwinning “from slavery to freedom” cabin tour. call 571-1266 or go to www.

bridal show

for those in the know, you’re aware that we have just concluded what is fondly known as “engagement season.” ac-


Admission at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is buy one, get one free for the month of January.

while the overall project might be costly, you’re sure to get your money’s worth from the Build, remodel and landscape expo at the charleston area convention center, 5001 coliseum drive, as admission is $5 (ages 18 and under get in free). for the past 11 years, l&l exhibition Management inc. has brought together knowlcording to statistics, more than edgeable and experienced 30 percent of engagements remodeling and building happen between Thanksgiving experts so that homeowners and new year’s day. have access to a wealth of reif you were one of the lucky sources in one location. ones, then the next thing you explore every facet of the should put in your wedding home, from the smallest deplanner is the charleston sign detail to the largest house Bridal show on sunday. addition. professionals will be from noon-5 p.m. at the on hand to share knowledge charleston Marriott, 170 to bring your ideas to life or lockwood drive, get access inspire you with new ones. to more than 75 area wedding check out the latest invendors all under one roof. novations and design trends and while the wedding as experts will be showcasmight not be inexpensive, ing everything for the home the admission to the show including, but not limited to, is, coming in at $10. That’s cabinetry and countertops, a steal when you consider flooring, sunrooms and adall the resources you’ll have ditions, basement finishing, access to, including food waterproofing, smart home samples, a fashion show of automation, energy-efficient the latest bridal fashions, mu- windows and exterior prodsicians, decor and more. ucts as well as the newest find out more information ideas pertaining to landscape at www.thecharleston installations. The expo runs fridaysunday. for times and more building expo information, go to www. This is another event that or falls under the “bang for your www.northcharleston buck” category.

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powerful ‘Zero Dark thirty’ a triumph movie review

By cary darling Fort Worth Star-Telegram

now zoom to star status after years of yeoman work in ev(out of five stars) erything from the tV series veryone knows how Director: Kathryn “Brotherhood” to the action “Zero dark Thirty” bigelow movie “death race.” ends: with the killing cast: Jessica chastain, Then there’s the planning of osama bin laden in his Jason clarke, Kyle chandler, and the execution of the raid itself, the back half of the film, pakistani compound by James gandolfini, Joel where you feel as if you’re seal team six. edgerton, chris pratt But it’s how it begins — with just one pair of night-visionrateD: r for strong the hauntingly effective use goggles away from the two violence including brutal, of voices of the 9/11 victims seal team members we get disturbing images, and for and then a pummeling abuse to know best, patrick (Joel strong language of a prisoner at a clandestine edgerton) and Justin (chris running time: 2 hours, cia “black site” — that has pratt). as she displayed in 37 minutes inflamed the passions of con“The hurt locker,” Bigelow what DiD servatives and liberals. is an expert at capturing the you think?: yet, as a viewer, it’s like find this review claustrophobia of combat. being shoved down a dark yet after the deed is done, at charleston tunnel into a shadowy world and it doesn’t feel quite celebraof intrigue, suspicion and tory for Maya. she seems to offer your opinion of the horror. That world comes realize that the aftershock of film. war for her, and by extension brutally alive in Kathryn Bigall of us, will be around for a elow’s new film, a harrowing Jonathan olley/mct from in “The help,” poslong time. adventure behind the headlines that is at once a riveting Jessica Chastain plays a member of the elite team of spies and military operatives as written by Mark Boaz sesses a palpable toughness, who secretly devoted themselves to finding Osama bin Laden in “Zero Dark Thirty.” even if she isn’t physically procedural and, at the same and envisioned by Bigelow, time, a bracing political state“Zero dark Thirty” is no overwhelming. There are a ment on the moral ambigui- “enhanced interrogation” more than jailhouse savage- gether of evidence, along couple of moments that ring simple, action-hero victory ties of our war on terror. through another agent, dan ry to get bin laden. it’s going with the increasing urgency false (even if they did really dance around bin laden’s Jessica chastain plays (Jason clarke), who lets her body. it’s a powerful, philoto take gumshoe detective fueled by events such as the happen), as when she uses Maya, a cia analyst who watch while he assaults and skills, and that means evlondon bus bombing in a smart-mouth profanity in sophically troubling look at is single-mindedly on the humiliates ammar (reda events strained through the erything else in Maya’s life, 2005 and islamabad Marfront of cia director leon trail of osama bin laden, Kateb). at first, she seems which we’re given few clues riott hotel bombing in 2008, panetta (James gandolfini). prism of Bigelow’s gripping even when her boss, Joseph uncomfortable, as if she artistic vision. about, is pushed aside. (The that gives Maya the impetus But those moments are Bradley (Kyle chandler), might put a stop to it, but simply put, “Zero dark person upon whom Maya is to keep going. overwhelmed by a perforwants her not to spend so ultimately it only seems to Thirty” is the best film of based reportedly is still an chastain, playing a very mance that feels just right. much time on it. Maya is harden her heart and resolve. active cia agent.) different character from she’s helped along by clarke, 2012 (it opened in limited introduced to the world of But it’s going to take a lot it’s the slow piecing tothe one people know her an australian actor who may release on dec. 19).


Will slam on ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ hurt it at awards time?

By steVen ZeitchiK and reBecca Keegan Los Angeles Times

to the airwaves as sen. John Mccain, r-ariz., went on radio and television to decry the sony pictures release. ero dark Thirty” “you believe when watchis a hit with critics ing this movie that waterand early audiences, boarding and torture leads but a bipartisan thumbsto information that leads down from washington then to the elimination of may dim the once-bright osama bin laden. That’s oscar chances for Kathryn not the case,” Mccain said Bigelow’s fact-based thriller on cnn’s “The situation about the hunt for osama room,” adding that torture bin laden. had yielded false informaThe film has come under tion from detainees. fire for misrepresenting the The former prisoner of war role of torture in tracking explained that he was speakdown the al-Qaida leader. a ing out because “movies, few weeks ago, the battle took particularly by very highly


credentialed producers, directors and cast, (do) have an effect on public opinion — not only in the united states but around the world.” The slam — and on a subject as provocative as torture — is part of a public relations nightmare in an industry where perception often trumps reality. it also underscored the slippery ground hollywood stands on when it makes a dramatic feature based on complicated realworld events. Mccain’s remarks echoed complaints in a letter that he and sens. dianne fein-

stein, d-calif., and carl levin, d-Mich., sent to sony on dec. 19, the same day as the film’s limited release. The lawmakers asked sony to correct the record; so far, the studio has not responded. Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal previously said that their movie “shows that no single method was necessarily responsible for solving the manhunt, nor can any single scene taken in isolation fairly capture the totality of efforts the film dramatizes.” The senators’ criticism follows complaints by conser-

vative watchdog groups and politicians that the filmmakers improperly gained access to intelligence sources. “Zero dark,” starring Jessica chastain, has been considered an oscar front runner after winning best picture from the new york film critics circle and the national Board of review; the film also has been nominated for several golden globes. around hollywood, consultants working on the awards campaigns of rival films proclaimed that “Zero dark” had suffered a hit.

“a very good piece of work now has its oscar chances hurt,” said longtime awards consultant Murray weissman, who is working on several films from sony competitor paramount pictures. “when you get people involved at the highest level of government condemning your movie, it puts a black cloud over it.” at the same time, some commentators are voicing support for the filmmakers and decrying what they regard as capitol hill please see ‘Zero’, page e7

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grandstanding. washington post columnist david ignatius accused the senators of sending an “intemperate” letter. “why are the senate’s most prominent members seeking to intimidate film studios and writers from discussing an issue of critical national importance?” he wrote. “Zero dark Thirty” is a major oscar hope for sony pictures. Though the studio didn’t finance the $45 million picture — money instead came from 26-year-old silicon Valley financier Megan ellison — the studio is spending millions to promote the film in the hope that it can triumph at the academy awards over contenders such as “lincoln” from disney and “argo” from warner Bros. “Zero dark” follows a character named Maya, a cia agent, on an eight-year quest to track down bin laden — a quest that ends in the deadly raid on the al-Qaida leader’s pakistan compound in May 2011. The first section of the film portrays torture of a detainee at a cia “black site” that yields a critical intelligence lead. as sony’s major release this holiday season, the film comes with great commercial expectations. The company has unspooled an outdoor ad campaign in major cities as well as national tV spots during nfl games. Box office has been strong since the film opened in limited release dec. 19. in

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Director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writerproducer Mark Boal on the set of “Zero Dark Thirty.” five theaters in new york and los angeles, the picture has grossed $1.6 million. But a larger test of whether “Zero dark” can weather the controversy will be its national rollout. The movie opened in 25 cities on Jan. 4 and opens everywhere else friday, a day after oscar nominations are announced. controversy over a film’s authenticity is nothing new in hollywood. naysayers as far back as “lawrence of arabia” 50 years go attacked the film for a raft of inaccuracies from the physical appearance of star peter o’toole to liberties taken with Middle eastern battles and antagonists. (The film still went on to win seven academy awards.) eleven years ago, allega-

tions arose that “a Beautiful Mind” whitewashed its subject, the troubled mathematician John nash. critics alleged that the movie, directed by ron howard and starring russell crowe, had overlooked many flaws of its subject. But universal pictures mounted a concerted campaign to tamp down the criticism, and the film went on to win the best picture oscar. others have not been as lucky. in 2000, “The hurricane,” a denzel washington film about the real-life imprisoned boxer rubin “hurricane” carter, faced a storm of criticism about invented details and characters, particularly a racist policeman. after early buzz, the film wound up winning no oscars.

A scene from “Zero Dark Thirty.” “Zero dark” may be in even choppier waters. Though the film is a drama, not a documentary, Bigelow and Boal have positioned their movie as based on “firsthand accounts,” as a title card states. Boal, a former reporter, told the los angeles times recently that he researched the film as a journalist. interestingly, “argo,” a key competitor of “Zero dark” in the oscar race, also centers on a cia operative and has strong political themes. The drama about the 1979 iran hostage crisis has taken greater liberties with history. But “argo” has faced almost no criticism over matters of accuracy,

perhaps because, though a poster declares that “the mission was real,” filmmakers and marketers have stopped short of using the word journalism in connection with the film. experts say that in recent years, audiences have been casting a more skeptical eye on movies based on actual events. “over the last 10 years, fact-based movies have been held to a much higher standard than in previous eras,” said allan Mayer, principal partner at the entertainment publicity firm 42 west who helped manage the crisis for “a Beautiful Mind.” “it used to be when these questions were raised, film-

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makers would roll their eyes and say, ‘hey, it’s a movie.’ That fig leaf doesn’t work anymore.” “Zero dark” also is playing in a different arena because of its subject matter, which is both contemporary and weighty. The particulars of John nash’s life, no matter how interesting, are not a matter of u.s. national security policy. “This is about a government, a nation,” said one consultant who is working on rival films, “and it speaks to all of us and what we stand for.” los angeles times staff writer John horn contributed to this report.

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wayans still making fun of films By roger Moore MCT The new Bet comedy series “second generation wayans” begs the question: have there really been only two generations of the professionally funny family that gave us “in living color,” the “scary Movie” franchise and “white chicks”? “i’m pretty sure there were some really entertaining wayans before us,” said Marlon wayans. “you know, some hilarious slave wayans. They could’ve been in (Quentin) tarantino’s movie (“django unchained”). pickin’ cotton, and tellin’ jokes. That’s us.” at 40, Marlon is part of the same generation of wayans that produced damon, Keenan ivory, Kim and shawn. he has “always been the most talented” of the clan, said george Thomas, film critic for the cleveland examiner, capable of low comedy, but also of stealing film from the likes of tom hanks (“The ladykillers”). wayans’ latest function in the funny family enterprise is “a haunted house,” an attempt to move on from the “scary Movies” that he helped launch but the family no longer is part of. with the “scary Movie” installments — begun as a response to the “scream” and “nightmare on elm street” franchises — growing more watered down with each year, wayans saw an opening for another parody. “There’s a fine line between that moment when you’re a fan of the movie, the first movie in a series maybe, or you’re a fan of a genre — and the first films in it are the good ones — and then the bad ones start coming along and you hate them,” wayans said. That’s where he figures the “found footage” genre of horror is — “paranormal activity” and its many imitations. “By the time the recent ‘paranormal activities’ and

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Essence Atkins and Marlon Wayans star in “A Haunted House.”

“There’s a fine line between that moment when you’re a fan of the movie, the first movie in a series maybe ... and then the bad ones start coming along and you hate them.” marlon wayans

Cedric the Entertainer in “A Haunted House.” the rip-offs came along, i said, ‘wow. white people do some dumb stuff in these ... movies. you know what would be funny? if ‘paranormal activity’ happened to a black couple. who would they call? what would go wrong with them?’ ”

he couldn’t do much with the original found footage horror film, “The Blair witch project,” because, “Black people don’t camp. we came from africa. we know what’s in the woods.” But what if, say, a black couple had “thug cousins”

they could call in a crisis? “That’s what i would do. and that’s funny, to me. There are things even a thug is afraid of.” next up for wayans after the friday release of “a haunted house” is a costarring role in the comedy “The heat” with sandra Bullock and Melissa Mccarthy. he plays Bullock’s character’s love interest.

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Tom Holland and Naomi Watts star in “The Impossible.”


‘impossible’ an intimate epic By roger Moore MCT

movie review

down and washed away within minutes. 1/2 (out of five stars) Miraculously, they survive t begins with a disaster, a Director: Juan antonio the tidal wave. But they’re huge one witnessed not bayona separated; dad with two from a distance, not via the cast: naomi watts, ewan small boys of 5 and 7 years, safety of a tV news report, mcgregor, tom holland mom with 12-year-old lucas. but up close and personal. rateD: pg-13 for intense we follow their stories, The horror of the indian realistic disaster sequences, separately, each looking for ocean tsunami of 2004 is including disturbing injury and despairing of finding the made intimate, so awful that images and brief nudity other, each facing the awful you recoil from the screen, running time: 2 hours, reality that they may be the ducking as tree limbs and 2 minutes last members of their family. shards of debris are hurled at what DiD for Maria, that takes on you and the onscreen victims you think?: extra urgency as the film in “The impossible.” The effind this review unfolds. she’s badly hurt, fect is akin to being stuffed at charleston and the struggle to get lucas into a washing machine filled and and a small boy they rescue with brown water and about offer your opinion of the along the way to safety be400 things that can poke, film. comes the thing that drives puncture, slice and lacerate her even as we see her pallor you. change, her own death bethis end?” script, and allwhile you don’t drown. come imminent. too-real special effects and Then, stripped, battered, lucas, a frightened, coninjured and doomed to infec- sets. you’ll feel you’re in that fused and rebellious kid, has tion, you try to save yourself oceanic washing machine staggering responsibilities and then others. you look with naomi watts, grieve for thrust on him. Mom’s “i’m for help. you find yourself her chances of survival and scared too” is hardly consoladepending on the kindness of cry over the life lessons she tion. he might be all alone strangers, people who don’t struggles to pass on to her in the world at any minute, speak your language who are son (tom holland). with no way of reaching even suffering and lost, too, for a christmas vacation in distant relations in the afteryour very survival. and hav- Khao lak, Thailand, turns math of this cataclysm. ing children in your care, you terribly wrong for a famMeanwhile, henry frantitry to cling to your humanity ily of five, headed by Maria cally searches for Maria and as you all cling — barely — to (watts) and henry (ewan lucas, struggles to keep his life. Mcgregor), english teachboys with him even as evacu“The impossible” is a ers living in Japan, enjoying ations threaten to pull them vivid recreation of a disaster the sun and surf until that all out of the area and remove made moving by a stellar december morning when any hope he has of finding the world was turned upside his wife and missing son. cast, a gripping “how will


The genius of spanish director Juan antonio Bayona’s approach is the myopia here. Bayona (“The orphange”) lets us see only what the victims see. The chaos of the aftermath, first-world survivors hurled into the Thirdworld abyss with everybody else there, is stark and alarming. what they don’t know, not being able to get information, to find loved ones, to let relatives know they’re alive, is maddening. Bayona spares us little in the detail of the injuries, the ocean that victims vomit up days later. and watts, in the best performance in an already illustrious career, makes us feel it all. Maria is never so stricken that she cannot see past her own misery, never more heroic than when she distracts her son by charging him to “go help people, you’re good at it.” fading in and out of consciousness, fully aware of her own fate, she’s determined to leave lucas, if she has to leave him, with that one last life lesson. The effects make “The impossible,” based on the true story of a spanish family caught in the tsunami, wholly credible and real. But watts and young holland make us feel it.

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gosling, brolin talk ‘gangster squad’ By John anderson Newsday


hen ryan gosling was asked if he wanted to be in a gangster movie with sean penn, he said, “sure.” and why not? penn has achieved a kind of olympian status in hollywood, the bad boy turned actor’s actor. gosling, younger, wellregarded, the heir-apparent to george clooney and, by extension, cary grant, obviously would want to work with penn. and not only would the fact-based “gangster squad,” which opens friday, star penn as legendary los angeles mobster Mickey cohen, but Josh Brolin (“no country for old Men”) would play the granite-jawed police sergeant John o’Mara, who wrangles an off-the-books crew to fight cohen on his own nasty terms. emma stone would be the movie’s gun moll in residence. and gosling, as detective Jerry wooters, would get to play the charismatic/attitudinal sidekick, the doc holliday to Brolin’s wyatt earp. as a bonus, he’d get to cross actorly swords with penn. “upon closer examination,” gosling said dryly, regarding the screenplay by will Beall, “i realized i didn’t have any scenes with sean penn. so i can’t really say i’ve worked with sean penn. in fact, i think i saw more of sean penn in the trailer for this movie than i saw him on set.” That’s oK. pacino and de niro never had any scenes together in “godfather ii,” one of the few from which “gangster squad” doesn’t borrow liberally, in its effort to be a super-hybrid of the mob movie. amid its visual hallucination of postwar los angeles, and a certain historical veracity (it’s based on paul lieberman’s series of los angeles times articles on

“gangster squad” like “walking around in the shadows” of a time and place that’s inseparable from the movies, or the cinematic process of turning history into cinema and cinema back into a popular version of history. “what’s interesting about that world,” he said of the cohen era, “was that you had gangsters creating their own mythology ... and then having a lot of films pay homage to that mythology.”

Rescheduling ‘Squad’

timing hasn’t exactly been on the side of “gangster squad.” originally scheduled for a fall opening, the movie, which contains no small amount of gun violence, was moved to this friday because of the mass murder this summer in aurora, colo. “we had to reshoot one scene,” Josh Brolin said, referring to a sequence involving a shooting in a movie theater, “because the parallel was just photographs by warner bros. bizarre, it was so exact. and Ryan Gosling (from left) stars as Sgt. Jerry Wooters, Josh Brolin as Sgt. John O’Mara, Michael Pena as Navidad yet that event seems almost Ramirez, Robert Patrick as Max Kennard and Anthony Mackie as Coleman Harris in “Gangster Squad.” passe the way it’s been dealt with politically.” antique: “l.a. confidential,” certainly, no one involved what followed of course, for instance, which dealt with in “gangster squad” wanted was newtown. even if the same era in organized to be part of anything something like “django unwest coast crime; and Brian controversial; if anything, chained” or “call to duty: Black ops” makes “gangster de palma’s “The untouchthe actors found it to be a ables,” which also involved romantic evocation of a by- squad” looks like “sesame street,” the guns-in-thean unorthodox team of gone l.a. media backlash may draw “specialists” put together “it was totally great for criticism. Brolin was torn to fight a specific source of me,” said Brolin. “My old about the issue. evil. in “The untouchables” man (actor James Brolin) “do you do away with vioit was al capone; in “gangcame to the set one day and ster squad,” Mickey cohen. was kind of going off on sto- lence in the movies entirely, (The film’s unorthodox good ries about that time, late ’40s, or turn around and be allowed to fist fight?” he asked, guys include robert patrick’s early ’50s, and it was really not entirely in jest. mustachioed pistolero Max something to listen to him “Maybe if there were more Kennard, anthony Mackie’s talk about the innocence of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in “Gangster switchblade-toting coleman that time, and the loss of in- fist fights, there’d be less Squad.” harris and giovanni ribisi’s nocence, and see how much large-scale violence. i don’t bookish electronics expert, he was pining for that time. know. i don’t have guns mythe real-life cops-vs.-cohen gun,” gosling said ruefully, conway Keeler.) it was great to see it through self, but everyone around me does,” referring to central crime wars), there’s a load “but that didn’t happen. “it’s also ‘The Magnificent the eyes of someone who’d california. “i don’t shy away of vintage movie refs: the actually, i got the tommy seven,’ ” offered director been there, as opposed to hard-boiled dialogue, the gun for one scene, but i had ruben fleischer (“Zomme, who can only listen and from talking about it, but i can’t imagine having to deal hoagy carmichael music drunk a red Bull and they bieland”). “it’s a ‘mission’ imagine it.” with the loss of a child. i and the lead-spitting tomwouldn’t give me the tommovie: you assemble a team and while gosling may can’t sit here and objectively my guns. my gun again.” to take down a villain. it’s a not have gotten his tommy “it was insinuated that i other allusions in “gangclassic genre, and i love this gun or his quality time with say the response to it isn’t was going to have a tommy ster squad” aren’t quite so version of it,” penn, he found the trip into emotional.”

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thursday, January 10, 2013: E11

‘squad’ makes for a solid gangland western

By roger Moore MCT


he old west died hard in the city of angels. and in the years after world war ii, battle-hardened veterans came home to a town “under enemy occupation,” when the only way to fight off the Mob was with a six gun, your two fists and the right hat. “gangster squad” is a gangwar drama built on western conventions, a rootin’ tootin’, camel-smokin’, whiskey swillin’ shoot-’em-up about a lawless period in l.a.’s history, when a small cadre of cops working outside the law, took on Mob boss Mickey cohen in a fight for “the soul of los angeles.” Josh Brolin ably handles the John wayne role, the paragon of virtue, an incorruptible police sergeant tasked by the only honest police chief (nick nolte) to chase out mob boss Mickey cohen (sean penn,

pugnacious, ferocious). ryan gosling is Jerry waters, the cynical detective/ gunslinger who will have to take sides, but is going to take some convincing. anthony Mackie’s the knifethrowing street cop from the black side of town. robert patrick is the aged pistolero and holdover from the “real wild west.” Michael pena represents the city’s hispanic underclass, a kid who needs to prove himself. and giovanni ribisi is “the brains,” the cop with the glasses and the armybased knowledge of wiretaps. They’re a regular “Magnificent six.” “who’s the tomato?” That would be emma stone, playing the “dance-hall girl,” the mobster’s young moll “poached” by the handsome Jerry. “Zombieland” director ruben fleischer may not do much with this pictorially that suggests “western,”

but he keeps the characters iconic, the morality straightforward and the action clean. will Beall’s script is peppered with character “types”: gunsels with scars and world war ii-vintage machine guns. of course Jon polito shows up, as he has in every gangster period piece since “Miller’s crossing.” and Beall’s dialogue gives “gangster squad” an extra kick. insults: “he’s got a smart mouth, but he’s dumb where it counts.” compliments: “push comes to shove, kid’ll stay behind his gun.” This “inspired by a true story” tale has much in common with an earlier nolte fedorasand-fistfights cop picture, “Mulholland falls,” named for a hillside where brutal cops sent gangsters tumbling after one of their “get outta town” lectures. Brolin & co. even pay a visit there. all in all, “gangster squad” is a solid piece of work, and

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1/2 (out of five stars) Director: ruben fleischer cast: sean penn, ryan gosling, emma stone, Josh brolin, anthony mackie, robert patrick rateD: r for strong violence and language running time: 1 hour, 50 minutes what DiD you think?: find this review at charleston and offer your opinion of the film. that solid piece of work Brolin anchors it in the kind of square-jawed moral rectitude that makes you wish hollywood made more real westerns, just for him. he’s fine in a trenchcoat and fedora. But somebody get that man a horse.

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Sean Penn (left) stars as Mickey Cohen and Jon Polito as Dragna in “Gangster Squad.”

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The post and courier 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 A Haunted House r

free six american hostages during the 1979 iranian revolution. citaDel: fri-thurs Jan. 17: 7:05, 9:35

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away 3-D

in this comedy-horror spoof, malcolm (marlon wayans) requires the help of pg a priest, psychic and other mediums when his girlfriend becomes possessed. a young couple is separated in the cinebarre: fri: 1:05, 4:05, 7:45, 9:55; sat- dreamlike world of cirque du soleil.

sun: 10:50, 1:05, 4:05, 7:45, 9:55; mon-thurs Jan. 17: 1:05, 4:05, 7:45, 9:55 citaDel: fri-Jan. 17: 1, 3:05, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30 hwy 21: fri-sun: 7:30, 10:45 James islanD: fri: 4, 6:50, 9:15; sat-sun: 1:20, 4, 6:50, 9:15; mon-Jan. 17: 4, 6:50, 9:15 northwooDs: fri-thurs Jan. 17: 1, 3:05, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30

Gangster Squad 1/2 r

in 1949, lapd outsiders (Josh brolin and ryan gosling) take on gangster mickey cohen (sean penn) in order to keep the mafia’s gambling, drugs, guns and prostitutes off the los angeles streets.

cinebarre: fri: 12:55, 3:55, 7:30, 10:15; sat-sun: 10:15, 12:55, 3:55, 7:30, 10:15; monthurs Jan. 17: 12:55, 3:55, 7:30, 10:15 citaDel: today: 10; fri-Jan. 17: 1:10, 3:55, 7, 9:35 James islanD: today: 10; fri: 4:10, 7, 9:45; sat-sun: 1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:45; mon-thurs Jan, 17: 4:10, 7, 9:45 northwooDs: today-Jan. 17: 1:15, 4, 7, 9:30

Zero Dark Thirty  r

this film chronicles america’s decadelong hunt for osama bin laden, al-Qae-

da’s terrorist mastermind of the sept. 11 attacks, resulting in his death during a raid by navy seal team 6 in may 2011. cinebarre: fri: 3:20, 7:25, 10:50; sat-sun: 11:40, 3:20, 7:25, 10:50; mon-thurs Jan. 17: 3:20, 7:25, 10:50 citaDel: today: 10; fri-thurs Jan. 17: 12:50, 1:45, 4:10, 5:10, 7:30, 9 northwooDs: fri-thurs Jan. 17: 12:30, 2, 4, 5:30, 7:30, 9 terrace: today: 10; fri-thurs Jan. 17: 1:05, 4:05, 7:05, 9:40

citaDel: today: 7:15

Django unchained

1/2 r

a slave-turned-bounty hunter (Jamie foxx) teams up with his mentor to hunt down a ruthless gang and rescue his wife from a brutal mississippi plantation owner (leonardo dicaprio). cinebarre: today: 3:05, 7:05, 10:40; fri: 3:05, 7:15, 10:45; sat-sun: 11:30, 3:05, 7:15, 10:45; mon-thurs Jan. 17: 3:05, 7:15, 10:45 citaDel: today: 12:20, 1:10, 3:35, 4:35, 7:05; fri-thurs Jan. 17: 12:20, 4, 7:30 hwy 21: fri-sun: 9:10 James islanD: today-fri: 4:25, 8; satsun: 12:45, 4:25, 8; mon-Jan. 17: 4:25, 8 northwooDs: today: 12:20, 1:20, 3:40, 4:40, 7:15, 9; fri-Jan. 17: 12:20, 3:40, 7:15

The Guilt Trip  pg-13

an inventor (seth rogen) takes a road trip to sell his new product and ends up joined by his mother (barbra streisand). cinebarre: today: 4:20 citaDel: today: 1, 7:10 hwy 21: fri-sun: 9:05 James islanD: today: , 9:30 northwooDs: today: 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30; fri-thurs Jan. 17: 7:15, 9:35

The Hobbit: An unexpected Journey  pg-13

bilbo baggins joins gandalf the grey and a group of dwarves on an epic journey to the lonely mountain.

citaDel: today-thurs Jan. 17: 1, 3:50

cinebarre: today: 12:35, 7, 10:35; fri: 7; sat-sun: 11:25, 7; mon-thurs Jan. 17: 7 cinebarre 3-D: today: 3:20, 7:20, 10:50; fri-thurs Jan. 17: 3, 10:35 citaDel: today: 3:50, 9:20 citaDel imaX 3D: today-thurs Jan. 17: 12:30, 5, 8:30 James islanD: today: 5:10, 8:50 James islanD 3-D: today-fri: 4:15, 8; sat-sun: 12:30, 4:15, 8; mon-Jan. 17: 4:15, 8 northwooDs: today-thurs Jan. 17: 12:30, 4, 7:30


Hyde Park on Hudson

Playing Anna Karenina 1/2 r

a high-society russian aristocrat has an adulterous affair with an affluent count.

1/2 r

this film chronicles a cia operation to


fdr and his distant cousin, margaret stuckley, centers around the weekend in 1939 when the king and queen of the u.K. visited upstate new york.

terrace: today: 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:20; fri-thurs Jan. 17: 12:50, 3, 5, 7:15, 9:20

The Impossible 1/2 pg-13

an account of a family caught in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time.

citaDel: today-thurs Jan. 17: 1:15, 3:55, 7:05, 9:35 James islanD: today: 10; fri: 4:15, 7:05, 9:40; sat-sun: 1:30, 4:15, 7:05, 9:40; monthurs Jan. 17: 4:15, 7:05, 9:40

Jack Reacher  pg-13

a former military police officer (tom cruise) investigates a case to clear a military sniper accused of homicide.

cinebarre: today: 12:45, 3:45, 7:30, 10:25; fri: 12:50, 3:50, 7:35, 10:30; sat-sun: 9:55, 12:50, 3:50, 7:35, 10:30; mon-thurs Jan. 17: 12:50, 3:50, 7:35, 10:30 citaDel: today: 1:10, 4, 6:55, 9:45; frithurs Jan. 17: 1:10, 6:55 James islanD: today-thurs Jan. 17: 4:05, 7:10, 10:15 northwooDs: today-thurs Jan. 17: 12:50, 3:40, 6:55, 9:45

Les Miserables 1/2 pg-13

this musical tells the story of a police inspector’s (russell crowe) decadeslong pursuit of an ex-prisoner (hugh Jackman), who has raised a young girl as his daughter, who has fallen in love with a young revolutionary.

cinebarre: today: 3:15, 7:10, 10:35; fri: 3:10, 7:10, 10:40; sat-sun: 11:35, 3:10, 7:10, 10:40; mon-thurs Jan. 17: 3:10, 7:10, 10:40 citaDel: today: 12:20, 3:30, 6:40, 9:45; frithurs Jan. 17: 12:20, 4, 7:30 northwooDs: today-thurs Jan. 17: 12:20, 3:30, 6:45, 9:55 terrace: today: 1, 4, 7:05, 9:45; fri-thurs Jan. 17: 1, 4, 7, 9:35

Life of Pi

 pg

epic adventure of a 16-year-old boy who survives a sinking ship, only to end up in a lifeboat with a bengal tiger. cinebarre 3-D: today: 3:55, 10:40




the story of the love affair between

this drama focuses on president abraham lincoln through his final months



in office.

cinebarre: today: 3:30, 7:15, 10:30; frithurs Jan. 17: 12:25, 3:25, 7:05, 10:20 citaDel: today-thurs Jan. 17: 12:15, 3:30, 6:45, 9:45

Monsters, Inc. 3-D  g

sully and mike wazowski generate the city’s power with the screams of children, but things are disrupted when one girl follows them into monstropolis.

citaDel: today-thurs Jan. 17: 12:50, 2:55, 5 James islanD: today: 4 northwooDs: today: 12:35, 2:45, 4:55, 7:05, 9:10; fri-thurs Jan. 17: 12:35, 2:45, 4:55

Not Fade Away 1/2 r

set in suburban new Jersey in the ’60s, a group of friends forms a rock band and try to make it big. citaDel: today: 4:15, 7:10, 9:40

Parental Guidance 1/2 pg

grandparents (billy crystal and bette midler) agree to watch their three grandchildren but run into some challenges when they try to use their oldfashioned parenting styles.

Silver Linings Playbook  r

after eight months in an institution, a man (bradley cooper) moves in with his parents and bonds with a mysterious girl (Jennifer lawrence).

citaDel: today-Jan. 17; fr: 1:30, 4:05, 7, 9:45 terrace: today-thurs Jan. 17: 12:35, 2:45, 5:05, 7:20, 9:30


 pg-13

James bond is back and must destroy a threat to mi6.

cinebarre: today: 12:40, 7:25; fri: 3:40, 10:10; sat-sun: 10, 3:40, 10:10; mon-thurs Jan. 17: 3:40, 10:10 citaDel: today: 6:50; fri-Jan. 17: 6:50, 9:45 northwooDs: today: 12:45, 3:30, 6:55, 9:45

Texas Chainsaw 3-D 1/2 r

a young woman travels to texas to collect an inheritance, but little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward.

cinebarre: today: 1:05, 4:05, 7:45, 10:15 citaDel: today-thurs Jan. 17: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30 northwooDs: today-thurs Jan. 17: 12:15, 2:35, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30 terrace: today: 12:25, 2:40, 4:30, 7, 8:55

cinebarre: today: 1:15, 4:15, 7:50, 10:10; fri: 1, 4, 7:50, 10:05; sat-sun: 10:40, 1, 4, 7:50, 10:05; mon-thurs Jan. 17: 1, 4, 7:50, 10:05 citaDel: today-thurs Jan. 17: 12:45, 2:55, 5:05, 7:20, 9:40 hwy 21: fri-sun: 7:30 James islanD: today-Jan. 17: 4, 9:25 James islanD 2D: today-fri: 7; sat-sun: 1:35, 7; mon-thurs Jan. 17: 7 northwooDs: today-thurs Jan. 17: 12:40, 2:50, 5, 7:20, 9:35

Promised Land

This Is 40

 r

a salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into resources. cinebarre: today: 1, 4, 7:35, 10:05; frithurs Jan. 17: 1:10, 7:40 citaDel: today-Jan. 17: 1:20, 4, 7, 9:30 James islanD: today: 4:15, 6:55, 9:35; fri: 1:30 northwooDs: today-thurs Jan. 17: 1:25, 4, 7, 9:25

Rise of the Guardians

 pg

when the nightmare King plans to engulf the world in darkness, the immortal guardians join together to protect the innocence and imagination of the children of the world.

citaDel: today: 1:40 northwooDs: today: 12:35, 2:45, 4:55, 7:20; fri-thurs Jan. 17: 12:35, 2:45, 4:55

1/2 r

a follow-up on the life, marriage and struggles of pete and debbie (paul rudd and leslie mann), first introduced in the film “Knocked up.”

cinebarre: today: 12:50, 3:50, 7:40, 10:45; fri: 12:45, 3:45, 7:20, 10:25; sat-sun: 9:45, 12:45, 3:45, 7:20, 10:25; mon-thurs Jan. 17: 12:45, 3:45, 7:20, 10:25 citaDel: today: 1, 3:55, 7, 9:45; fri-thurs Jan. 17: 3:55, 9:45 James islanD: today-fri: 4, 6:55, 10; sat-sun: 12:45, 4, 6:55, 10; mon-thurs Jan. 17: 4, 6:55, 10 northwooDs: today: 1, 3:50, 6:50, 9:40; fri-thurs Jan. 17: 7, 9:40

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 1/2 pg-13

the cullens and the wolf pack team up with vampire clans to battle the volturi. northwooDs: today: 9:40

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thursday, January 10, 2013: E13

al Di la

local pride in avondale celebrates italian cuisine with romance, familiarity By deidre schipani

Special to The Post and Courier


l di la, a northern italian trattoria, has been a darling of the avondale neighborhood since 2002, when it was truly a labor of love for then-chef and owner John Marshall. it birthed the talented chef Michael scognamiglio, who now operates his own southern italian eatery, Bacco in Mount pleasant, and its ownership has passed into the capable hands of Mark and gillian Kohn. The Kohns expanded the outdoor patio, added a bacaro, or Venetian working man’s pub, that manages overflow from the restaurant and operates with its own menu of chichetti, or bar snacks. They fleshed out a lunch menu, stayed the course with the dinner offerings and this fall hired a new chef, Joaquin Bustos. Bustos is from the Midwest and has more than 20 years of restaurant experience. he attended the culinary institute of america at greystone in napa Valley, and he has held chef positions at nationally recognized restaurants such as grand st. cafe in Kansas city, Mo.; yia yia’s in Memphis, tenn.; eau Bistro in st. louis; Vin rouge in durham, n.c.; and lidia’s italy in Kansas city, Mo., where he worked under wellknown italian chef lidia Bastianich. his heritage is Mexican and italian, and both cultures have schooled him well in the pleasures of the table. al di la continues to make its own bread and pastas. sausages as well as desserts also are house-made. The menu embraces the northern italian canon

and in true italian fashion celebrates the season on the plate. Bustos is not tempted by the fancy and the fussy. capers may get a crisping oil bath and citrus segments are trimmed into pith-free supremes, but the efforts are in the ingredients, not in arranging or seducing the plate but allowing the dishes to speak in their own idiom. tuna crudo ($9.50) was pristine. its pale pink flesh glossed with parsley oil, tart lemon sections, toasted pine nuts and a fragile tangled topping of micro greens made for a refreshing antipasto of the sea. Mussels ($8.25) were steamed with sausage and fennel and finished with an anise-based liqueur. grilled bread slices were a necessary accompaniment to lap at the shores of the well-flavored broth. pastas are available in half- and full portions. from classic fettuccine Bolognese ($10.50-$14.50) to strangozzi spoletina ($12-$16), you cannot err on the side of your appetite. The strangozzi were sauced with sausage, pancetta nuggets, cream, nutmeg and lemon zest. The dish was hearty and lively with an acid brace of lemon. The house-made rosemary focaccia is generously replenished to make sopping up the sauces an easy game. The secondi, or entrees, are varied and speak to both the season and the lowcountry. short ribs are topped with a creative horseradish gremolata — a riff on the traditional lemon-garlic-parsley combination ($23). hunter-style chicken is served with local butter

brad nettles/staff

Al Di La restaurant is at 25 Magnolia Road. beans ($16), and fall vegetables were the companions to all the entrees. do try the veal ($18) that is pounded thin and served with skin-on mashed potatoes, pancetta bits and thinly sliced zucchini and yellow squash heaped in a tangle on top of the tender and wellcooked meat. a neighboring table enjoyed the fresh catch of the day: tilefish and the shrimp and ricotta gnocchi ($11, $15). our server was attentive, well-informed of the menu and managed to maintain just the right balance of checking in on our needs. The wine list is wonderful: a considered portfolio that marries well with the menu and is nicely priced by the glass and quartino.

The kitchen is able to hit the sweet spots of al dente and tender with equal aplomb. it favors consistency over innovation but has enough twists to keep the interest of its “regulars.” The cooking is competent, the flavors are pure and the presentation bears the italian refinement of simplicity. The servers know their way around the menu, and the concise wine list marries the wines to the foods. Bustos manages to straddle this restaurant’s comfortable past with a trained eye for the future. al di la serves up a side of romance with an equal portion of homey familiarity. is it any wonder why there is always a line at the door?

al Di la cuisine: northern italian category: neighborhood favorite; date night location: 25 magnolia road, west ashley phone: 571-2321 hours: lunch tuesday-friday 11:30 a.m-3 p.m., dinner tuesday-saturday 5:30-10 p.m. happy hour in the bacaro tuesday-friday 4:30-6:30 p.m. bacaro food service 5 p.m.until fooD: 1/2 service: 1/2 atmosphere:  price: $-$$$ costs: antipasti $4.50-$9.50, soups $5.25-$5.50, pastas and risottos $11-$16, secondi (entrees) $16-$23, desserts $6.75, daily specials mp. also bacaro menu, lunch menu. vegetarian options: yes bar: full-service bar; happy hour specials, wine flights, quartinos (250 ml) Decibel level: varies; animated to moderate. wheelchair access: yes, but tight passage. parking: yes and neighborhood valet service. other: private events, outdoor patio dining, opentable,, facebook. bacaro, 2013 restaurant week $20 and $30 menus. daily specials mp.

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everyone’s excited about local restaurant week By deidre schipani

current list of participants is

ing destination and the trend had, at that time, proven itself strong and diverse member- effective in other cities. we esidents of charleston, ship. in addition, the timing couldn’t be happier with the whet your appetites: in september and January growth the event has had.” restaurant week is here. could not be better, as those “restaurant week is an exand whether you are looking times are traditionally slower cellent opportunity for people for value, new cuisines or a business-wise. we love that to try several restaurants that night out, the talented chefs we fill the seats in restaurants they may not have been to of the city are at the ready. and offer a great event for in a while for a reasonable what started off as a way diners who can appreciate price,” said tJ parsell, presito bolster restaurant attena creative menu for a great dent of hospitality Managedance in traditionally slower value.” ment group. months, January and septem- semper-flynn went on to and local chefs are excited ber, has grown into a widely share the background of the about the event, too. appreciated and longed-for successful and popular dining nice romo, executive chef event by the public and the event. at fish, loves to “see people chefs. “The charleston restaurant excited about where they will “we began with 40 parassociation wanted to adopt dine, what new tastes they ticipants and now have 140 the trend of offering a lowill discover during this great signed up to participate,” said cal restaurant week here in deal.” Monique semper-flynn, spe- charleston. The timing was Their enthusiasm inspires cial events manager for the perfect to implement it when this french master chef to greater charleston restauwe did since charleston was “celebrate the spirit of this rant association. “we feel the rising in popularity as a din- food-forward town.”

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industry veterans fred neuville at fat hen and Marc collins at circa 1886 echo similar sentiments. neuville thinks restaurant week is “well worth it because it gives the guests the chance to try some items that they may not otherwise try.” he calls Neuville it a “win-win for all.” collins hears from his guests on the value side of the equation. “They all just keep saying what a bargain it is to be able to come into our restaurant and get the kind of dinner we serve.” restaurant week also serves as a great opportunity to check out the new players in town, and this is not lost on executive chef nathan Thurston at stars restaurant — roofCollins top & grill room. Thurston will showcase his signature dishes and celebrate the winter harvest and has even placed the “infamous smoked chocolate s’Mores pie” on the restaurant week menu. for Johnny williams, general manager at 82 Queen, restaurant week is “an experience of fun and energy” where he sees the “local community come out and support the efforts of chefs and restaurateurs.” over at J. paul’z, owner robb walker finds it to be a “shot in the arm during the slowest time of the year.” he also says it is an opportunity for he and his wife to try the new restaurants in town. for the operators at social restaurant + Bar, where the emphasis often is on the bar and wine program, restaurant week provides chef Jesse sutton the opportunity to spotlight the food. “one reason that restaurant week is great for is that people think of us as a place


More than 140 restaurants are participating in Charleston Restaurant Week, including Lowcountry Bistro.

if you go

what: charleston restaurant week when: through Jan. 20 where: participating restaurants

price: $20-$40 more: www.charleston restaurantassociation. com/charlestonrestaurant-week

to drink, and this gives us a chance to show that we have a lot to offer beyond bar snacks.” Though many diners find that restaurant week is an opportunity to “get a bargain” — they can get three courses for $20, $30 or $40, depending on the restaurant — many owners and operators see the week as a time to give back. Jonathan Kish, chief financial officer at 82 Queen and lowcountry Bistro, said “we are excited to open our doors and show our appreciation to the residents of charleston. restaurant week is the perfect time for us to showcase our cuisine and our service at a bargain that is intended to say ‘thank-you’ to all the locals who have supported us and dined with us all these year.” patrick owens, chef and owner of langdon’s and opal, enjoys the chance to “showcase the culinary excellence of the lowcountry while reinvesting in our community. we believe in sustainability, freshness and creativity, and restaurant week is a great time to share our passion with old and new patrons.” folly Beach operator Mike spinelli of rita’s seaside grille said he sees more of his regular customers return for the

value-priced meals, although his own assessment is that “it is a good way for people to try new restaurants out of their price range, which in turn spreads the word about the great choices in charleston.” Much attention is given to chefs and diners this week, but as pastry chef lauren Mitterer of wildflour pastry points out, it is “a super busy time for us because normal restaurant dessert business is about 33 percent or so of their guests, restaurant week means 100 percent of their guests get dessert. The sheer volume is noticeable, but we love it because it does expose dessert programs offered and hopefully something new and exciting to restaurant guests. Many restaurants choose to ... showcase their most popular desserts while some take this opportunity to allow some extra creativity on our part. either, way we love it!” so is there a down side to restaurant week? for some it is the high volume and demand at popular eateries. for others, being restricted to a special menu is a negative. expect crowds, bring your patience and have fun. if value is a resolution for your 2013 budget, here is where you can begin.

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charleston restaurant week participants 3 for $20

z al di la z aw shuck’s z barbara Jeans restaurant z basil thai restaurant, downtown charleston and mount pleasant z boone’s bar (two people for $20) z bricco bracco z caviar & bananas gourmet market & cafe z charleston crab house, downtown charleston and James island z cherrywood bbQ & ale house z firewater grille z five loaves cafe, charleston and mount pleasant z fuel charleston z fuji sushi bar and grill z gilligan’s seafood restaurant, Johns island z harbor breeze z how art thou cafe z hyman’s seafood z J. paulz, James island and mount pleasant z Juanita greenberg’s, mount pleasant (two people for $20) z la fontana authentic italian restaurant, north charleston and west ashley z locklear’s lowcountry grill z manny’s neighborhood grille z mellow mushroom, downtown z mercury bar z nirlep indian restaurant (two people for $20) z noisy oyster seafood restaurant, downtown charleston and north charleston z old towne grill and seafood z page’s okra grill z Queen anne’s revenge z rita’s seaside grille z saffron cafe & bakery z sparians @ river bowl z swamp fox restaurant & bar z tabbuli z tbonz gill & grill, market street z the wreckfish z toast! z tommy condon’s z tsunami, downtown z virginia’s on King z west ashley crab shack (three items for $18.99) z wild wing cafe, downtown charleston, north charleston and mount


Charleston Crab House pleasant (two people for $20) z yamato Japanese steakhouse z yokoso Japanese restaurant z zeus grill and seafood

3 for $30

z 39 rue de Jean z 82 Queen z alchemy fine food & wine z amen street fish & raw bar z angel oak restaurant z anson restaurant z bambu z barbadoes room at the mills house hotel z bistro 536 z blossom z blu restaurant & bar z bocci’s italian restaurant z burtons grill z burwell’s stone fire grill z butcher & bee z ’cesca ristorante & trattoria z coast bar and grill z cork neighborhood bistro z cypress z eli’s table z eurasia cafe & wine bar z fat hen z finz bar & grill z fish z fleet landing restaurant z fulton five z gennaro’s italian ristorante z gennaro’s little italy z graze z high cotton z husk restaurant z iacofano’s italian bistro & bar (two people for $30)

z ii cortile del re z Jasmine porch at the sanctuary at Kiawah island golf resort z la fourchette z lana restaurant z leaf cafe + bar z long point grill z lowcountry bistro z magnolias z med bistro z mercato italian restaurant z morgan creek grill z mosaic cafe z ms. rose’s z muse restaurant & wine bar z o-Ku z old village post house z opal restaurant and bar z osteria la bottiglia z poogan’s porch z rb’s seafood restaurant z red drum restaurant z red’s ice house, John’s island and shem creek (two people for $30) z saffire restaurant & bar z sea island grill at wild dunes z sermet’s downtown z shem creek bar and grill z slightly north of broad z social restaurant + wine bar z southend brewery z stack’s evening eats z stars restaurant — rooftop & grill room z the boathouse at breach inlet z the grocery z the library restaurant at vendue inn z the macintosh z the mustard seed, mount pleasant z tomasso at turtle point z wentworth grill

3 for $40

z carolina’s z carter’s Kitchen z circa 1886 z grill 225 z halls chophouse z hank’s seafood restaurant z langdon’s restaurant and wine bar z mccrady’s restaurant z middleton place restaurant z oak steakhouse z peninsula grill z the atlantic room z the ocean room z trattoria lucca z tristan (four courses for $40)

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a taste of the tropics at things caribbean

By roB young Special to The Post and Courier


t Things caribbean, the shop does indeed live up to its name, selling all manner of things caribbean, including Jamaican d&g soft drinks like ting soda and ginger Beer, saltfish and salt mackerel, Bissy tea, Mauby drinks, jerk seasonings, curry powder and other provisions. still, its location is far removed from tropical waters. The grocery and restaurant rests in a modest strip mall near the Klipper Kings Barber shop on ashley hall road, just across from the save-a lot grocery store on sam rittenberg Boulevard. a weathered banner hangs overhead, serving as the

from Jamaican heritage. on fridays, the menu is rich with oxtail and lima what: things caribbean beans, jerk ribs, curry chickwhere: 1644 ashley hall en, as well as escovitch, a fish road that is first fried and then for more info: 469pickled or marinated with a 1228 mixture of vinegar, onions and scotch bonnet peppers. saturday brings curry goat, store’s only signage. curry chicken and brown it’s a small enterprise. stew chicken. The kitchen, so to speak, The entrees and extras cost conjures up its foods from $10 each, and in keeping not much more than crock- with tradition, these curriedpots. spiced dishes maintain The offerings are mostly earthy, savory flavorings. relegated to fridays and remember, too, the opsaturdays, including several portunities to sample Things curry dishes, rice and peas, caribbean extend beyond roti bread and a wonderful friday and saturday. daily curried potato salad. choices include jerk wings, But the message is true, the jerk pork, roti and goldencaribbean flavors steady, crusted pastries stuffed with Oxtail and lima beans, and curry chicken. the dishes mainly extracted beef, spinach or cheese.

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many customers that they

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brunch and breakfast at the Mustard seed and Boulevard cypress will host a celebdiner, he decided to extend rity chef tour dinner benefit- hours starting this weekend. ing the James Beard founThe following restaurants dation on feb. 6. have new hours: executive chef craig deihl z Mustard seed (summerwill join culinary forces with ville, Mount pleasant and trevor Kunk (Blue hill, James island): now open new york), tory Mcphail 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. sundays (commander’s palace, new for brunch. orleans), andrea reusing (lantern, chapel hill and z Boulevard diner (Mount 2011 James Beard Best chef: pleasant): now open 9 a.m.southeast) and david Varley 2 p.m. sundays for breakfast. (Mina group). The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. z Village Bakery & cafe with wines and cocktails. (Mount pleasant): now tickets are $160, inclusive open for dinner 5:30-9 p.m. of tax and gratuity. a porMonday-saturday. The Viltion of the proceeds will lage Bakery will be offering benefit the James Beard a select local farm to table foundation, and reservadinner menu. tions can be made through the celebrity chef tour for locations and more inwebsite, www.celebritychef formation, go to www.dine, or by calling or facebook. press at 937-4012, ext. 229. com/dinewithsal. in other news, parco has ‘beef 7 ways’ closed sette Vii in Mount Kick off your new year pleasant. This marks the with a one-of-a-kind, firstsecond restaurant parco has of-its-kind “Beef 7 ways closed in the past year. uno wine dinner” at the old Mas closed in the fall. Village post house with spe- sette Vii will remain cial guest chef and owner of vacant a short period, as Mi Xao, anh toan ho. alfredo temelini of pane it will be an evening of culi- e Vino downtown opens a nary fusion as chef de cuisine second location in Mount forrest parker and chef ho pleasant. a Jan. 17 openhave created a menu that bal- ing is planned. pane e Vino ances the flavors of Vietnam Mount pleasant will be at with lowcountry favorites. 201 coleman Blvd. each course is paired with a new year, new menu complementary wine. The dinner is $50, plus tax The taco spot has released and gratuity. reservations a new menu, keeping the are required and must be old but adding on “specials” made by calling 388-8935. as part of the new menu online reservations are not launch. it is at 1301-B ashley accepted for special dinners. river road. go to www. The restaurant is at 101 pitt st., Mount pleasant. The dinner will take place at 6:30 p.m. now serving brunch gathering cafe at 1124 sam Jan. 23. a full menu can be rittenberg Blvd. is now servviewed at www.maverick ing sunday brunch 10 a.m.2 p.m. call 297-8380 or go to new year, new hours The dine with sal restaurant group, which owns and face-lift for cru operates five charleston area terry Zucker, mother of cru cafe chef/owner John restaurants, is extending Zucker, is bringing her weekend hours. sal parco, owner of the design skills back to the dine with sal restaurants, popular pinckney street restaurant as cru cafe closes said that after hearing from

celebrity chefs

through Monday for some motherly love. terry Zucker of starting over design studio was the original designer for cru cafe, 18 pinckney st. call 534-2434.

rollback at the porch

poogan’s porch is rolling back its prices to 1978, celebrating 35 years in business. executive chef daniel doyle and the Ball family offer this annual “reduction” to thank their patrons. The menu is available Jan. 2131. The “rollback” menu is available at dinner only. The restaurant is at 72 Queen st. call 577-2337 or go to

the herd is expanding

Mike Kulick, owner of the tattooed Moose at 1137 Morrison drive, is looking to expand to Johns island with a restaurant, bar, smokehouse, retail establishment, and event and wedding venue. plans are in the early stages.

finalists announced

a panel of judges recently re-created all 28 submissions for the BB&t charleston wine + food festival’s official Mixologist competition and narrowed down the entries to four high-scoring favorites. The finalists and their cocktails are: z hallie arnold of The grocery: all about the Benjamins.

z evan powell of republic reign: The rhuby slipper. z Joe raya of The gin Joint: sharecropper collins. z Justin simko of The Bar at husk: The poor woodcutter. The finalists will face off at the festival’s official Mixologist competition, an invitation-only event. guest votes will be tallied along with votes from a panel of judges to determine the overall winner, whose cocktail will be featured as the signature drink at the feb. 28 opening night party: salute to charleston’s chefs. go to charlestonwineand

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MYCharLesTONWeeKeND monster Jam comedy festival

c of c battle of bands

this year marks the 10th annual charleston comedy festival. to celebrate, organizers are taking things up a notch and bringing in performers and comedy troupes from america’s top comedy hotbeds for the fourday event. things get kicked off at 8 p.m. wednesday as “the daily show with Jon stewart” correspondent, former upright citizens brigade member and “King of the hill” writer wyatt cenac performs at the charleston music hall. tickets are $22.50. when: wednesday-Jan. 19 where: various locations price: $5-$22.50 depending on act, venue more info: www.charlestoncomedy

check out some of the up-and-coming talent at c of c’s battle of the bands. offering a variety of styles, the following groups will perform: tom mackell and his band, donnie dies, stop light observations, south street and organizer tyler boone. this event, in addition to being a good time, is also a fundraiser. this year’s proceeds will go to the american cancer society. when: saturday; doors open at 8 p.m. with the show set for 9 p.m. where: the music farm price: $8, $5 with a student id more info: www.tylerboonemusic. com or

oyster roast & history walk

cornhole tournament

help the charleston museum celebrate its 240th birthday with this oyster roast and history walk. gulf oysters will be cooked up by renowned oyster roast chef ben moise and served with all the fixings. chili and a full bar are also part of the fun. after you’ve had your fill, kick back and listen to bluegrass music by blue plantation or take a guided tour along the river and learn about the history of dill sanctuary. when: 2-5 p.m. sunday where: dill sanctuary, 1163 riverland drive, James island price: $35 for members, $50 for nonmembers more info: www.charleston or rchesser@

this tournament, which boasts a $100 first-place prize, is a fundraiser for mount pleasant resident michelle greene’s battle against leukemia. in addition to the tournament, funds will be raised via a silent auction and raffle. also part of the event will be live music from the baby d band and a jump castle for the kids. when: 4 p.m. saturday where: dog & duck, 1117 w. park view place, mount pleasant price: $10 per player more info: 388-6127

oysters on point enjoy a day of live music, football, food and more. dig in to $9 buckets of oysters, chili, hamburgers and hot dogs as you sip on adult beverages from naked turtle and budweiser. or take advantage of the buildyour-own bloody mary bar. catch the big game on the big outdoor screen and enjoy live music from reggae-rock band long mile, all of whom recently graduated from the college of charleston. when: 2-6 p.m. saturday where: charleston harbor resort & marina, 20 patriots point road, mount pleasant price: $5 admission, kids 12 and under get in free more info: charlestonparty


returning after six years, the world’s premier monster truck series, monster Jam, returns to the coliseum. about 12 feet tall and 12 feet wide, monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. built for short, highpowered bursts, monster trucks are capable of speeds of up to 100 mph and can fly up to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air. the show will feature monster trucks mutt rottweiler, iron man, virginia giant, storm damage, hurricane force and

higher education. also, as a special treat 5-6:30 p.m. saturday, fans will get the opportunity to see the trucks up close and meet the drivers for $10 at the party in the pits. in addition, three of the trucks will make special free appearances 2-6 p.m. today at local advance auto parts stores. ironman will be at 125 st. James place in goose creek, higher education will be at 2217 savannah highway and storm damage will be at 109 u.s. highway 52 in moncks corner.

when: 7:30 p.m. friday and saturday where: north charleston coliseum, 5001 coliseum drive price: $10-$32 more info: www. northcharleston or

f2f oyster roast fields to families is throwing its annual oyster roast fundraiser. sidle up to the table and dig in to allyou-can-eat oysters as you enjoy live music by mark t. Jackson. there will be auction items on the block, so make sure to bring your bidding arm. and take note that it’s byob. when: 2-5 p.m. sunday where: bowen’s island restaurant, 1870 bowens island road price: $20 in advance, $25 at the door more info: info@fieldstofamilies. org or


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blue man group

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the colorful trio arrives for three rhythm-filled nights By stratton lawrence Special to The Post and Courier


inpointing the Blue Man group’s identity can be difficult. at times, they’re a band of skilled percussionists with three audio cds to their name. on stage, they’re painters, actors and all-around performance artists. Behind the scenes, they’re innovative philanthropists trying to change the way people learn and perceive the world.

Born from the idea of three friends in new york in 1987, Blue Man group grew from a trio’s street antics, painted blue and dressed in black, into a variety show on stage. By 1991, chris wink, Matt goldman and phil stanton debuted their full-length show, “tubes,” at the astor place Theater in Manhattan, where near-daily Blue Man performances still occur. The show soon spread to Boston, then chicago, and eventually around the world on touring and

semi-permanent installations. a television advertising deal with intel helped ensure that the Blue Men became recognizable figures in households around the nation, increasing the public’s appetite for additional shows and venues. Thanks to the anonymity of the characters, achieved with bald caps and striking blue paint (even the lips and ears are painted), the original trio was able to train and add new Blue Men to their ensemble.

productions now concurrently run in orlando, Berlin, chicago, Boston, las Vegas, new york and on the norwegian epic cruise ship, as well as the touring ensemble that will visit north charleston for three nights this weekend.

Evolving Blue Men

chris smith, 27, is one of three Blue Men traveling with the cast. an actor and juggler by trade,

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if you go what: blue man group when: 7:30 p.m. friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. saturday, 2 p.m. sunday where: north charleston performing arts center, 5001 coliseum drive price: $42-$72 more info: www. northcharleston

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blue from page e20 he auditioned for the role in 2011 before spending six months in intensive percussion training. after performing with the group in chicago and orlando, he landed his role with the touring ensemble. “The funny thing about my journey is that i thought the joke was on them,” recalls smith. “i really did the audition as a kind of experiment, to get out of my comfort zone and keep me on my toes, and went in with the mentality of, ‘i’m not going to get this.’ ” unlike other Blue Men who came to the organization with experience from marching band drum lines, smith’s acting and improv chops were solid, but his drumming skills were lacking. after “faking his way” through the percussion segment of the audition, BMg offered smith the chance to travel to new york to learn to drum. “That was a call to action,” smith said. “a huge thing that drew me to this career path as a performer was the ability to glimpse into worlds that you would otherwise not be able to see from the inside out. They offered me an opportunity to learn to play an instrument, for free, and a reason to do it, so it was a win-win.” Various iterations of the Blue Man show can tend more toward theater or live music, but in any performance, percussion plays a key role. The group creates instruments like the “drumbone,” drawing different tones from twisted tubing as two Blue Men adjust the interconnected segments’ length while one plays with two mallets. another segment features colorful drums filled with paint and lit from below, creating a visual and aural array as paint splashes high and the Blue Men pound away. (attendees with seats close to the stage are given ponchos to wear to protect their clothes). “There’s such a variety of skills that you’re required to know that when i saw the show for the first time, i said, ‘i’m expected to do that?’ ” recalls smith. “you end up learning a lot of crazy things that you would otherwise never think to do, like catching 30 marshmallows in your mouth.” after releasing 1999’s grammynominated “audio” and 2003’s “The complex,” which featured vocals from dave Matthews, gavin rossdale and tracy Bonham, Blue Man group’s perfor-

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mances began to play out like a rock concert. The “rock concert instruction Manual” served as the theme of their “how to be a Megastar” tours throughout the 2000s, featuring multipiece rock bands fronted by the Blue Men on percussion. The current show, however, returns more to the group’s theatrical roots. a four-piece band still backs the three Blue Men, allowing for musical moments paired with classic scenes. in one, the characters invite an audience member on stage to share dinner with them, only to discover that their “chest hole” regurgitates much of the food back onto the table. “This show still has the elements of that large-scale rock concert, but it’s infused with more intimate segments that are charactercentric,” explains smith. “it’s kind of alt-Broadway, ballooning into this big spectacle that utilizes new technology and is really visually impressive.” when explaining his job to family, friends or people he meets while traveling the country, smith claims he encounters a lot of misconceptions about what the Blue Man group does.

“someone may say, ‘oh, you’re a clown.’ well, no, but yes. or, ‘oh, you play drums.’ no, but yes. The thing i really strive to tell people is that it’s centered on a character. it’s a perspective and a point of view.”

Inside blue skin

for an actor trying to make a name for himself, donning blue makeup and becoming an anonymous character may seem counterintuitive to career building. “This has kind of become the dream job that i never thought i wanted,” said smith, countering that notion. “it’s an ego-less character, which is rare in entertainment. you can forge deep connections with people in the audience and then step out of makeup and they won’t know you from adam. it’s humbling, especially for an attention-hungry kid, where you have to swallow your pride and understand that it’s not about being a front-man rock singer or movie star. That’s the most profound thing i’ve taken away from it.” The Blue Men never speak, even when interacting with the audience after the show in a theater’s lobby. smith enjoys the meet-and-

greet because it re-emphasizes the connection with the audience. “people normally go to theater to see people performing on stage without being acknowledged — there’s a fourth wall,” he said. “we literally jump right through that by pulling people onto stage and stepping right into their laps. after the show, the Blue Men are stepping out into their world but staying in character, and suddenly it’s not about the performance but about this relationship we’ve created that exists beyond theater.” on stage, the Blue Men’s sole means of communication with each other is through their eyes, and body language is their vessel for conveying emotion to the audience. Much of the Blue Man group concept relies on wonder and creativity, whether it’s a Blue Man’s fascination with a gadget or instrument or a splash of paint. “The confines of the character may sound a little claustrophobic, but it’s within the constraints where you find the freedom to bring your own individual flavor to it,” smith said. “There are certain rules: you can’t talk. There’s a certain way that a Blue Man carries himself and a way he walks,

but outside of that, you really let your imagination fly.” for the group’s 20th anniversary on stage in new york last year, 20 current and previous Blue Men returned for a “Blue Man summit,” with the founders, their proteges and special guest dave Matthews performing throughout the night. That network of Blue Men remains strong, with the company regularly taking ideas for new show segments from the actors. if there’s one aspect of being a Blue Man that truly feels like “work,” smith admits that it’s the makeup. removing the thick blue grease paint takes about 30 minutes each night, including unsticking the glued-on latex cap and wiping paint from the lips and inside the nose and ears. “There are always remnants,” smith laughs. “i went out for new year’s eve in austin and wore a collared shirt, only to find a blue dollop of paint on it. But it’s a good conversation starter if you’re at a bar.” equally good conversation fodder is the continued inspirations and purposes behind the Blue Man group’s existence after two decades. The founders transferred the spirit of their creation into the formation of the Blue school, an elementary school in Manhattan that draws from the same principles of innovation that they used to create Blue Man group. Just as the Blue Men interact with their world like children, fusing a desire to create and a primal curiosity into the modern world, the founders felt that an education style based on ego-less inquiry and collaborative creativity would benefit their children and others in their neighborhood. They’ve largely shed the blue paint to pursue the Blue school project and manage the burgeoning Blue Man group business, leaving freshly inspired Blue Men like smith to carry the torch. “This company is founded on artists and people that have ideas, and creating a safe space to give those notions a shot. i think the school is a great example of that Blue Man mentality,” smith said. “what’s so valuable about this show is that it conveys innocence. The Blue Man character looks at our world that we take for granted with fresh eyes. That creates a connection with people and brings a communal feeling along with it. There’s a lot going on, and it’s pretty deep.”

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“Girls” soundtrack, Volume 1: Music from the HBO Original Series/Fueled By Ramen


as the popular cable series about a group of hipster 20-somethings in new york gets ready to start up its second season, the powers that be at “girls” has seen fit to release the first in what is sure to be a series of music collections from the show. since the music on the show is every

moving sidewalks The Complete Collection/Rockbeat


anybody who knows anything about classic rock knows the name ZZ top. That “little ol’ band from texas” has spent the last four and a half decades bringing its special brand of rock ’n’ roll to the masses. what many don’t realize, though, is that before he was in ZZ top, guitarist Billy gibbons fronted another band: Moving sidewalks. formed in houston in the mid-’60s,

paloma faith

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first there was amy winehouse, then it was adele that stole the spotlight from every other female vocalist out there. now it appears that paloma faith is being groomed as the next big British singer to carry on the tradition of torch songs popularized in the ’60s by dusty springfield. while there still isn’t anyone who comes close to being able to emulate springfield’s brilliant vocals, faith makes a pretty impressive attempt. Moreover, most of the time faith

bit as trendy as everything else involved, fans of the series will no doubt be excited by the inclusion of current “it” bands such as harper simon, icona pop, The Vaccines and lia ices. for those of us who don’t necessarily have to claim to like bands that may or may not yet exist, there are a few more familiar names in the track listing. swedish pop star robyn shines on “dancing on My own,” while fleet foxes fans will appreciate the inclusion of

Moving sidewalks’ sound was more psychedelic than blues, and the band even scored primo gigs opening for the likes of Jimi hendrix, The doors and the 13th floor elevators. now, fans of the ’60s psychedelic sound, or folks who are simply curious about what gibbons sounded like prior to his current gig, can sample the best of what Moving sidewalks put out with a 2-cd collection, “The complete Moving sidewalks.” Better known songs such as “99th floor” and “Joe Blues” can be found among more obscure tracks.

doesn’t really sound like she’s trying to be springfield, which isn’t something either winehouse or adele could ever lay claim to. faith’s voice is clear and clean, with just the right amounts of swagger and self-assuredness to let the listener know she means business, but not so much that she sounds arrogant. tracks such as “picking up the pieces,” “Black and Blue” and “let Me down easy” demonstrate this beautifully. she allows those vocals to soar in all the right places, giving you the same kind of goosebumps you got when you

“Montezuma.” also worth noting are new tracks from santigold (“girls”) and Michael penn (“on your way”). each of the 14 tracks seems to have been carefully selected in such a way as to ensure that even the most finicky fan of modern music can find something to like here. key tracks: “dancing on my own,” “i don’t love anyone,” “on your way”

not to be missed is a suitably trippedout cover of The Beatles’ “i want to hold your hand.” not everything here is a home run, but it’s interesting to hear the sound that eventually morphed into ZZ top. This new collection makes for interesting listening, especially given the recent announcement by gibbons that he would be reuniting the original members of Moving sidewalks. key tracks: “99th floor,” “Joe blues,” “i want to hold your hand”

heard adele’s “rolling in the deep” for the first time. perhaps the best song on the album is “Beauty of the end,” which charms with its acoustic guitar riff and just the right amount of reverb on faith’s vocals to make it sound like she was recorded by phil spector’s wall of sound. perhaps it’s best that faith simply re-created that process. key tracks: “picking up the pieces,” “let me down easy,” “beauty of the end” — by devin grant

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Supporters of the South Eastern Wildlife and Environment Education Association gather at the Sewee Outpost in Awendaw during a previous fundraiser. By Matthew godBey

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music & oysters

for the past eight years, the south eastern wildlife and environment education association has hosted an afternoon of music and food for everyone at its sewee outpost, 4853 u.s. highway 17 in awendaw to help raise awareness and funds for its work and programs. The event features more than 6,000 square feet of tent-covered space containing stages, food and beverage vendors and, of course, a buffet of all-you-can-eat Bull’s Bay oysters. This year’s event will host performances by occasional Milkshake with Mark Bryan and hank futch, doug Jones, danielle howle + firework show, red dog ramblers, ed hunnicutt and the lincoln Middle-high school steel drum Band. Barbecue, burgers and hot dogs from glenn Bagley, beer from palmetto Brewery and wine will be available for purchase on-site. tickets for the day are $35 in advance, $40 at the gate, and cover all oysters and music; children under 12 get in free with an adult. tickets can be purchased online at or at the sewee outpost. The event is sched-

uled for 2-6 p.m. go to seweeassociation. com for more information.

pour house, 1977 Maybank highway. tickets are $15 and are available at the door or online at doors the Devil makes three open at 8 p.m. The subject of unlikely go to charlestonpour origins, santa cruz, calif., or call 571-4343. trio The devil Makes Three Dancefx has spent a decade sharing charleston-based dance its west coast take on bluegrass and ragtime folk with studio dancefx will host a showcase for some of its best the world. companies friday night at The band has released the Music farm. five albums with 2009’s “naughty new year: love “do wrong right” topping Billboard’s bluegrass charts Kills” will feature performances from The Modern and its latest album, 2011’s “stomp and smash,” reach- day pin-ups, slow Jamz, The charleston dance ing the no. 4 spot on Billboard’s bluegrass charts and project and tap crew, with no. 29 on the “heatseekers” special appearances from phuz3d cr3w and The Misschart. ing links. The group’s model for The groups range in style traditional bluegrass consistency is not with exceptions, from modern dance to having made room for mod- breakdance, hip-hop to stomp, tap and contempoern music elements. presumably because of the rary jazz to strip aerobics and feature original choremembers’ tattooed appearography alongside popular ances, some have called the music. group a folk-punk band, dJ son will take over folbut the trio borrows very lowing the performances, so little from the punk genre. all in attendance can join in instead, the band leans the fun. more toward old-time mutickets for standing room sic, street busking and late are $10 while seat tickets are dylan-esque acoustic folk than punk, choosing to stay, $15; both are available at the somewhat deliberately, away door or online at from the frenetic style of the doors open at 7 p.m. attendees must be 21 to enter. punkabilly ilk. go to dancefxcharleston. The devil Makes Three will perform tonight at The com for more information.

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art events abound as new year gets rolling class sizes are limited and the cost is between $200 and $220 for each full course. cone 10 is at 1080-B Morrison drive. call 853-3345 or go to www.cone10studios. com.

gibbes exhibitions

on friday, the gibbes Museum of art will open two exhibitions that are worthy of your time. hope your new year’s reso- “Vibrant Vision: The collutions are holding strong. lection of Jonathan green if one of those was to be and richard weedman” will more involved in the arts, be a sampling of the couple’s we’ve got you covered. personal collection “of modern and contemporary art in winter classes a variety of media, includif you’re still looking to ing paintings, prints and a sign up for a creative class, number of impressive sculpconsider pottery or sculptures,” according to marketture at cone 10 studios. ing and communications Many of the classes are manager amy Mercer. starting Monday, and they The second exhibition is have everything from begin- called “witness to history: ners to advanced, as well civil rights era photographs as “special topic classes in by James Karales.” wheel-thrown pottery, inThese striking photographs troduction to handbuilding will include images of dr. techniques and classes for Martin luther King Jr. durchildren,” said co-owner su- ing the civil rights movement san gregory. and the 1965 march from cone 10 offers students ad- selma to Montgomery in ditional time in the studio alabama. as well as having access to Museum executive direchigh-fire reduction. tor angela Mack, said “Both


photographs provided

Pure Theatre is putting on “The Motherf***** With the Hat.” exhibitions shed insight on an incredibly significant period of american history. The photographs of James Karales offer an intimate glimpse of the civil rights movement in action, while Jonathan and richard’s remarkable collection provides a broader perspective of the 20th century and the diverse influences that have shaped american art and culture.” There will be a handful of tours led by green and weedman as well as the curator for the “witness to history” exhibit over the next couple of months, so be sure to reserve your spot. There also will be an art of healing cocktail reception on Jan. 31 led by green and weedman. another exciting event to mark on your calendar is society 1858’s “habanero rhythm” party on feb. 8. This young professionals auxiliary group of the gibbes has become known for throwing great parties. The gibbes Museum is at 135 Meeting st. call 7222706 or go to www.gibbes

‘this side of summer’

Join photographer Jennifer ervin on wednesday for her solo show at Jericho advisors.

A photo from James Karales’ “Witness to History.” titled “This side of summer,” the collection focuses on viewing the world through children’s eyes. “i chose to use this camera for several reasons,” ervin said of the polaroid land 100 camera she used to shoot the collection. “Most of the images were taken at our family cabin (built in the 1940s), a place where time stands still. ... not much has changed over its 70 years. The land 100 camera, an antique itself, creates poetic, dark and mysterious images that lend to the same feel as the cabin and its surroundings.” wednesday’s reception is free and open to the public and will take place 5-8 p.m. with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages. ervin’s works will be up through feb. 20 at Jericho advisors, 207-a st. philip st., and can be viewed by

A photo from “Witness to History: Civil Rights Era Photographs by James Karales.” appointment by calling 2766316. go to www.jericho

substances. Jackie is now on parole and living clean and sober under the guidance of his sponsor, ralph d., while pure theatre Veronica is fiercely loving but starting friday, pure far from sober. still, their love is pure. and true. nothing Theatre is staging “The Motherf***** with the hat,” can come between them ... except a hat.” which the acting group dedirected by gus smythe and scribes as “a high-octane, boasting a great cast (Michael verbal cage match about smallwood, david Mandel, love, fidelity and misplaced tara denton holwenger, liza haberdashery.” dye and eric doucette), this “don’t let the title scare sounds like it’s going to be one you away,” said pure Theatre’s publicist, carly ridge- heck of a play. The show will run weekway. “although if language ends only through feb. 2. offends you, this may not be the show for you. Be pre- all evening shows are at 7:30 p.m., with a Jan. 20 pared for a side-splitting, roller-coaster ride of revenge matinee at 2 p.m. general admission tickets are $30, and emotion.” pure Theatre’s website says, and the show is expected to sell out. “Jackie and Veronica have pure Theatre is at 477 King been soulmates since the eighth grade, but they’ve both st. call 723-4444 or go to got substantial issues with

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Today Works by Kristy Bishop

what: the city of north charleston’s 2012-13 artist-in-residence, Kristy bishop, will present fiber works in her exhibit “wash over you.” when: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Jan. 31 where: north charleston city gallery, 5001 coliseum drive price: free more info: 740-5854 or http://

Martin E. Sullivan

what: local artist martin e. sullivan will present a collection of images of objects and people from around the lowcountry, captured with both digital and film cameras and transformed into custom prints using the cyanotype process in his exhibit “cyanotype: old, new photography.” the cyanotype process is an old printing format, historically used to create blueprints. when: reception 6-8 p.m. Jan. 11; exhibit on display through feb. 28. where: the meeting place, 1077

e. montague ave. price: free more info: 740-5854 or http://

Murder Mystery

what: “inspector noclue’s murder mystery” is a live comic mystery whodunit. against a redneck butler, gold-digging maid and tiedyed dude, can inspector noclue hope to deduce whodunit before whodoesit again? professional actors, volunteer audience roles, video short, a la carte beer/wine and desserts.

when: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 where: the black fedora comedy mystery theatre, 164 church st. price: $24. (half-price thursdays with student id; $20 sundays for seniors/military/emergency service providers). more info: www.charleston

Friday French Film

what: alliance francaise cine club will present “les hommes libres (free men)” 2011, directed

by ismael ferroukhi. the film is in french with english subtitles. this wartime espionage drama is set in 1942 in nazi-occupied paris. younes, an algerian immigrant, sells black-market goods to save money to move back to algeria. when the police arrest him, he agrees to spy on the local paris mosque in order to avoid time in jail. he befriends a Jewish singer hiding as a muslim and risks his life when he joins the freedom fighters. when: 7 p.m. Jan. 11 where: institute of psychiatry,

musc, 67 president st. price: $5; $3 for af members and students more info: 235-6447 or www.

Sound of Charleston

what: experience the sounds that define charleston and its unique southern charm — jazz, gospel, gershwin, gullah, spirituals, civil war songs — coming to life in sacred and historic spaces during a 75-minute live concert.

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the deadline for night life items is monday at 5p.m. the week before the event or concert takes place. items should be faxed to the newsroom at 937-5579 or e-mailed to items submitted after the deadline will not be printed. for more information, call 937-5582.

Today Frank Duvall Trio

what: live jazz and drink specials during high steppin’ happy hour. when: band 5-9 p.m. thursdays, happy hour 4-7 p.m. where: high cotton, 199 east bay st., downtown more info: 724-3815 or www.

Steel Rollers

what: bluegrass/folk “variety string band” will play on the deck. when: 5 p.m. doors Jan. 10 where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway, James island price: free more info: 571-4343 or www.

Dan Clamp

what: acoustic guitarist.

when: 6-9 p.m. thursdays where: the grill on the edge, 41 center st., folly beach

Folly Beach Bluegrass Society

what: open bluegrass jam. when: 7-10 p.m. thursdays where: folly beach crab shack, 24 center st.

Steve Simon & The Kings of Jazz

what: “cool jazz” clarinetist and a group of lowcountry jazz pros. when: 7-10 p.m. thursdays where: barsa tapas & lounge, 58 line st., downtown more info: 577-5393

2 Cool

what: acoustic and electric favorites.

when: 7-11 p.m. Jan. 10 where: molly darcy’s, 235 east bay st., downtown

Tennessee Tramp

what: professional stand-up from national touring comedian Janet williams, aka the tennessee tramp, who will remind you of “a crazy grandmother, a wacky aunt or a nutty neighbor.” when: 9 p.m. Jan. 10; 9:30 p.m. Jan. 11-12

where: firewater grille, 109 holiday drive, summerville price: free more info: 261-2121 or www.

Steve Carroll & The Bograts

what: traditional folk, irish/ celtic tunes and tavern sing-along favorites.

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when: 7 p.m. Jan. 11 where: circular congregational church, 150 meeting st. price: $28 adults, $25 seniors, $16 students, children 12 and under free more info: 270-4903 or www.

Preservation Walk

Russian Masters

what: the winners of the second annual “share the stage” young musicians contest will be performing these selections alongside their professional cso counterparts. rachmaninoff’s piano concerto no. 2 will feature a rising star, guest pianist micah mclaurin, who is a 17-year old charlestonian and award-winning pianist. during the second half of the program, the orchestra revisits tchaikovsky for his symphony no. 5. guest conductor Joann falletta returns to the podium to lead the cso. when: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 and 12 where: sottile theatre, 44 george st. price: tickets start at $25 in advance or $30 at the door, if available more info: 723-7528 or www.

what: beginning at porter’s lodge on the college of charleston campus, this preservation society of charleston tour features informative conversation about william strickland, e.b. white, albert simons and other architects who helped shape the built environment of one of the oldest educational institutions in the country and a national historic landmark. when: 9-11 a.m. Jan. 12 where: college of charleston, 66 george st. price: $15 psc members, $20 nonmembers more info: 722-4630 or www.

Music and Oysters

what: the sewee association will present an evening of all-youcan-eat bull’s bay oysters and live music, in support of the association’s environmental education program. featured performers will be the lincoln middle/high school steel band, ed hunnicutt, red dog ramblers, cravin’ melon and friends, doug Jones, charles hedgepath, tim white, donnie blackwell, danielle howle and

firework show and mark bryan’s occasional milkshake. when: 2-6 p.m. Jan. 12 where: sewee outpost, 4853 u.s. highway 17 north price: $35

when: 8:30 p.m. every thursday, friday and saturday where: tommy condon’s irish pub, 160 church st., downtown


Prettier Than Matt

Brazilianuts Gathering

what: tickets for the first brazilian dinner event in charleston includes a five-course dinner and a tasting of brazilian beverages. cash bar will be available. tickets will not be sold at the restaurant; confirmation required. fifteen percent of the proceeds will be donated to trident united way’s musc campaign. food will be on the table at 6:30 p.m. it is suggested you sign in no later than 6:15 p.m. when: 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 14 where: the gathering cafe restaurant, 1124 sam rittenberg blvd. price: $60 more info: 793-3586 or www.

House Concert Series

what: musicians of chamber music charleston perform a candlelight concert of mozart’s string Quartet “the hunt” and

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what: folk/pop/rock out of columbia, s.c. when: 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 10 where: fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 1205 ashley river road, charleston price: no cover.

Friday James Slater Trio

what: live jazz and drink specials during high steppin’ happy hour. when: band 5-9 p.m. fridays, happy hour 4-7 p.m. where: high cotton, 199 east bay st., downtown more info: 724-3815 or www.


what: live music. when: 6-10 p.m. Jan. 11 where: blackbeard’s cove family fun park, 3255 u.s. highway 17, mount pleasant

Sam Singleton

what: classic covers from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. when: 6:30-9:30 p.m. fridays where: oscar’s of summerville, 207 w. 5th north st. price: free more info: 871-3800 or www.

She Goes He Goes

what: swing jazz dance band plays open dance party. when: 7 p.m. beginner swing lesson, 8:30 p.m. dance party where: hungry monk music, 1948 belgrade ave., charleston

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ace’s on bridge I always appreciate receiving deals from my readers. Here is one from Orville St. Clair, who pointed out the elegance of the possibilities in the deal, which he had played in four diamonds, making 11 tricks. Let’s consider, instead, that he had been in five diamonds, to appreciate the full beauty of the play. If you look at all four hands, you will see that there are two inescapable aces for declarer to lose in five diamonds, so the key to the deal is to avoid losing a second spade trick. After a top heart lead, declarer would like to find a way to force the defenders to open up his vulnerable suits. Remember, there is no suit that you can play to

more games at games.


more advantage by yourself, compared to having the opponents tackle it for you. So win the heart lead and advance the club queen. East will no doubt cover, but no matter what he does, you play the ace and ruff a club, ruff a heart, ruff a club, and ruff another heart before leading a high trump from your hand. When East wins, he could lead either a club or heart to let you pitch a spade from hand and ruff in dummy, or he can shift to a spade. You put in the 10 and this is covered by West’s jack and won by the queen. Next a spade toward the king means East will win just one spade trick, whether he takes the ace now or later.

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events from page e26 smetana’s string Quartet “from my life.” a light reception follows. advance purchase is required. when: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 where: the palmer home, 5 east battery price: $35 more info: 763-4941 or www.

Tuesday MLK Breakfast

what: the city of charleston, ywca of charleston and the college of charleston will sponsor this breakfast gathering to commemorate the life of dr. martin

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Kurly Wolf

what: self-described “american rock ‘n’ roll.” when: Jan. 11 and 12 where: sand dollar social club, 7 center st., folly beach

Calhoun’s Calling

what: self-described “indiealternative” cover/party band. when: 9 p.m.-midnight fridays where: folly beach crab shack, 24 center st.

Midlyfe Crisis

what: five-piece rock band. when: Jan. 11 where: tru blues, 1039 Johnnie dodds blvd., mount pleasant more info: 881-1858

Fowlers Mustache

what: local band with a “fusion of mainly rock, blues, folk, jazz and funk sounds” will play this nick collins benefit concert. when: 9 p.m. doors Jan. 11 where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway, James island price: $5 minimum donation more info: 571-4343 or www.

Steven Fiore

what: indie folk/pop/folk rock. when: Jan. 11 where: new moon pizzeria & pub, 2817 maybank highway, James island

Steel Rollers

what: bluegrass/folk “variety string band.” when: 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 11 where: fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 1205 ashley river road, charleston price: no cover.

The Cool

what: pop, rock, dance and party covers. when: 9:30 p.m. Jan. 11 where: moonshine saloon, 216 myers road, summerville

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Friday, Jan. 18

and silent auction to benefit the coastal crisis chaplaincy features great items for every price range. coastal crisis chaplaincy is a nonprofit organization that seeks to provide a calming and trusted “ministry of presence” during crisis situations throughout the lowcountry. when: 6 p.m. Jan. 18 where: charleston crab house, 145 wappoo creek drive price: $20 for all-you-can-eat oysters more info: 724-1212, jillian@ or www.coastalcrisischaplain. org

Oyster Roast, Auction

Fascinations 2013

Poor B****** Souls

more info: 722-8904 or www.

luther King Jr. speakers will include charleston mayor Joe riley; college of charleston president george benson; and eva tansky blum, senior vice president of pnc bank, pittsburgh. singer ann caldwell will open the event and the youth address will be given by goose creek high school senior uzuri boatwright. when: 7:30 a.m., Jan. 15 where: td arena-college of charleston campus, 301 meeting price: $30 individual; corporate reservations available more info: 722-1644

what: the annual oyster roast

what: “americana punk folk rock” out of athens, ga. when: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Jan. 11 where: fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 2209 middle st., sullivan’s island price: $5

Louie D. Project

what: four-piece post-modern funk band features louie d. on lead vocals and saxophone. when: 10 p.m. Jan. 11 where: castaways grille, 1291 folly road, James island more info:


what: indie-folk pop, rock n’ roll, americana out of north carolina. when: 10 p.m. Jan. 11 where: tin roof, 1117 magnolia road, charleston price: $7

saturday Frank Duvall Trio

what: live jazz and drink specials. when: band 5-9 p.m. saturdays, happy hour 4-7 p.m. where: high cotton, 199 east bay st., downtown more info: 724-3815 or www.

Shrimp City Slim

what: lowcountry blues pianist/ singer. when: 7 p.m. mondays where: med bistro, 90 folly road blvd., James island price: free

Battle of the Bands

what: the college of charleston will present this battle of the bands, with live performances by bianca and page (pop/folk/country), donnie dies (experimental/ progressive rock/funk), tom mackell (acoustic/folk/rock), stop light observations (garage/revival/alternative rock), tyler boone (acoustic/blues/rock) and south street (alternative/rock/jam). when: 8 p.m. doors Jan. 12 where: the music farm, 32 ann st., downtown price: $5

the lowcountry (yolow), robert ivey ballet and talented local artists are once again joining forces to create “fascinations,” a full-length multidisciplinary arts performance. the show will present six originally choreographed dances with six original pieces of art created by local artists, inspired by orchestral scores that will be played by aspiring young musicians. when: 8 p.m. Jan. 18 where: sottile theatre, 44 george st. price: $1-$29 more info: 882-7409 or www.

what: the youth orchestra of

Eddy Boston

what: acoustic favorites and root-based originals. when: Jan. 12 where: folly beach crab shack, 24 center st.

Weigh Station w/ Bringers of the Dawn

what: “dirty southern funk rock” from weigh station to

saturday, Jan. 19 Coffeehouse

what: the gage hall coffeehouse series continues with an evening of great music by strings player walter biffle, joined by some of his musical friends from around charleston. when: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 where: gage hall of the unitarian church, 9 archdale st. price: $10 more info: 225-1882

King Celebration

what: the cso gospel choir and the cso spiritual ensemble, directed by david a. richardson,

perform, along with americana/ classic rock/jam band bringers of the dawn. when: 9 p.m. doors Jan. 12 where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway, James island price: $5 advance, $7 day-ofshow more info: 571-4343 or www.

of orlando when: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Jan. 12 where: fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 2209 middle st., sullivan’s island price: $5

Thomas Wynn & The Believers

what: dixieland jazz during sunday brunch.

what: rock/southern rock out

sunday New South Jazzmen

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will perform an inspirational concert, titled “this little light of mine,” as a tribute to the life and legacy of dr. martin luther King Jr. for tickets (limit four), send a self addressed stamped envelope with request to tickets/ north charleston cultural arts department/p.o. box 190016, north charleston, sc 29419, or pick up at north charleston cultural arts department office at north charleston city hall or royal missionary baptist church. when: 7 p.m. Jan. 19 where: royal missionary baptist church, 4761 luella ave. price: free, ticket required for entry more info: 740-5854 or http://

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clubs from page e27 when: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. sundays where: high cotton, 199 east bay st., downtown more info: 724-3815 or www.

The Bill Show

what: rock/acoustic/alternative. when: 3-6 p.m. sundays where: folly beach crab shack, 24 center st.

Cattle in the Cane

what: bluegrass/folk/country/ blues/gypsy jazz. when: band, 5-9 p.m. sundays, happy hour 4-7 p.m. where: high cotton, 199 east bay st., downtown more info: 724-3815 or www.

Monday Margaret Coleman & Wayne Dawes

what: acoustic/folk/jazz and drink specials during high steppin’ happy hour. when: band 5-9 p.m. mondays, happy hour 4-7 p.m. where: high cotton, 199 east bay st., downtown more info: 724-3815 or www.

Tuesday James Slater Trio

what: live jazz and drink specials during high steppin’ happy hour. when: band 5-9 p.m. tuesdays, happy hour 4-7 p.m. where: high cotton, 199 east bay st., downtown more info: 724-3815 or www.

Mac Calhoun

what: local singer-songwriter. when: 9 p.m.-midnight tuesdays where: folly beach crab shack, 24 center st.

Pujol w/ Diarrhea Planet

what: “southern gothic rock” from pujol and dub/rap/reggaeton from diarrhea planet, both out of nashville, tenn. when: 9 p.m. doors Jan. 15 where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway, James island price: $8 advance, $10 day-ofshow more info: 571-4343 or www.

Looka! Looka! Looka!

what: self-described “trash-folk/ dumpster-swing/blues/street band.” when: 9:30 p.m. Jan. 15 where: tattooed moose, 1137 morrison drive, downtown price: free

Wednesday Anne Caldwell & Larry Ford Trio what: live jazz.

when: band 5-9 p.m. wednesdays, happy hour 4-7 p.m. where: high cotton, 199 east bay st., downtown more info: 724-3815 or www.

Barn Jam

what: this week’s awendaw green barn Jam will feature live performances by caroline aiken, danielle howle and phyllis tannerfrye. when: 6-10 p.m. Jan. 16 where: sewee outpost, 4853 u.s. highway 17, awendaw price: $5 suggested donation more info:


what: self-described “post-modern ragtime/gypsy/jazz/swing/ jugband.” when: 6:30-8 p.m. wednesdays where: city lights coffee, 141 market st., downtown

Carroll Brown

what: acoustic/country/”coastal folk” singer/guitarist. when: 7:30 p.m. wednesdays where: tommy condon’s irish pub, 160 church st., downtown

Guilt Ridden Troubadour

what: americana/rock/roots. when: 8-11 p.m. wednesdays where: fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 2209 middle st., sullivan’s island price: no cover.

Pour House Family Jam

what: monthly event featuring a different line-up of local all-stars, playing anything and everything from dead covers to soul originals, funk to bluegrass. when: 9 p.m. doors Jan. 16 where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway, James island price: free more info: 571-4343 or www.

Plane Jane

what: 7-piece party band covers all favorites from the ’60s to today for ladies’ night. when: 9:30-11:30 p.m. wednesdays where: J paul’z, 1739 maybank highway, James island

Thursday, Jan. 17 2 Cool

what: acoustic and electric favorites. when: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Jan. 17 where: southside 17 bar & grill, 3632 savannah highway, Johns island

Mr. Goodstache

what: blues/funk/jazz. when: 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 17 where: fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 1205 ashley river road, charleston price: no cover.

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DOONESBuRY By Garry Trudeau

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B.C. By Mastroianni & Hart

SALLY FORTH By Francesco Marciuliano & Craig Macintosh

PEANuTS By Charles Schulz

JuMP START By Robb Armstrong

BLONDIE By Dean Young

DuSTIN By Steve Kelley & Jeff Parker

CuRTIS By Ray Billingsley


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

MARMADuKE By Brad & Paul Anderson

BIZARRO By Dan Piraro

Yesterday’s Solution

ZIGGY By Tom Wilson

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NON SEquITuR By Wiley Miller

BEETLE BAILEY By Mort, Greg & Brian Walker


JuDGE PARKER By Woody Wilson & Mike Manley


ROSE IS ROSE By Pat Brady & Don Wimmer

MARY WORTH By Joe Giella & Karen Moy


HI AND LOIS By Brian & Greg Walker & Chris Browne

LuANN By Greg Evans

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THE WIZARD OF ID By Brant Parker

BABY BLuES By Jerry Scott & Rick Kirkman

DILBERT By Scott Adams

ANDY CAPP By Reg Smythe

HAGAR THE HORRIBLE By Chris Browne GET FuZZY By Darby Conley

ZITS By Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman

GRAND AVENuE By Steve Breen

today’s horoscope aries (march 21-april 19): look before you leap. digest what everyone else is saying and doing before you proceed. put time and effort into self-improvement.

leo (July 23-aug. 22): do your best to get along with others. added responsibility is likely to unfold at home. be ready to step into action.

sagittarius (nov. 22Dec. 21): think about past mistakes. Keep a lid on extravagance, exaggeration and excess. stick close to home and avoid trouble.

taurus (april 20may 20): a business trip will lead to financial gains. follow your plans through to the end. don’t trust anyone to do a job for you.

virgo (aug. 23sept. 22): embrace change and jump into action. share your thoughts and take part in an event or activity that interests you the first chance you get.

capricorn (Dec. 22Jan. 19): draw on your experience and exercise your rights. what and whom you know will help you reach your goals. romance is highlighted.

gemini (may 21June 20): do whatever it takes to push through any deal you have on the table. don’t delay seeking help if you develop a health issue. cancer (June 21July 22): welcome change, suggestions and whatever else comes your way. learn from unusual situations. take a creative but no-nonsense approach to partnerships.

libra (sept. 23oct. 22): you are best to keep your thoughts a secret until you are sure you know what you want and see a clear passage to move forward.

aQuarius (Jan. 20feb. 18): you have to weed out the bad information and individuals before you make any decisions that will affect your future personally or professionally.

scorpio (oct. 23nov. 21): communication will be the key to getting your way. develop a concept and present what you intend to do. your ideas will be well received.

pisces (feb. 19march 20): be prepared for change. contracts and agreements will favor you at the end of the day. savor your victory and share your joy.

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thursday, January 10, 2013: E35

Wife urged to work through problems

celebrate a new season of ‘Downton abbey’


By reBeKah Bradford Special to The Post and Courier


n sunday night, there might have been some squealing at the head2head headquarters when season 3 of “downton abbey” premiered on pBs. it’s been a long year wondering what will happen to Bates and anticipating Mary’s wedding to Matthew. now that the wait is over, we’re celebrating with some grantham family trivia. Vickie douglas has a string of victories under her belt and faces her challenger, Joel young.


1. what is the name, not the title, of the aristocratic family that lives at downton abbey? 2. in the opening scene of the series, what does lord grantham learn about his heir? 3. who is the butler at downton? 4. season one ends with the news of what event? 5. in the second season, which characters joined matthew in going off to war? 6. also in the second season, several characters become sick from the influenza epidemic of what year? 7. what is bates convicted of doing? 8. in season three, what american actress plays cora’s mother? 9. who was the king of england at the time that the series takes place? 10. name the real estate where “downton abbey” is filmed.

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The Great War is over and a long-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as Season 3 begins.

vickie’s answers

1. crawley 2. both the heir and the heir’s son die on the titanic. 3. mr. carson. hopefully i don’t need to know his first name. 4. world war i. 5. william. so sad when he died. 6. 1920 7. murdering his estranged wife. 8. shirley maclaine 9. one of the george’s, but i don’t know which one. 10. oh, no! this is a hard one. i think you’ve stumped me.

conclusion it’s the end of vickie’s reign as the head2head champion after she loses to Joel in a very tight race. will he last as long? that’s to be determined, starting with next week’s new contest. “downton abbey” airs sundays on pbs.

Joel’s answers

1. my wife’s gotten me watching this so i should do oK. the family’s crawley. 2. he went down on the titanic. 3. carson. 4. the outbreak of world war i. 5. thomas, who shoots his own hand so he can come home, and william, who later dies. 6. don’t know. 1916? 7. Killing (his wife). 8. shirley maclaine 9. edward? 10. don’t know this one either.

correct answers 1. crawley 2. he died on the titanic. 3. mr. carson 4. britain declared war on germany, marking the beginning of world

war i. 5. william and thomas 6. 1918 7. poisoning his wife. 8. shirley maclaine 9. King george v 10. highclere castle

ear aBBy: This is in response to “had it in hartford,” who has been unhappily married to her husband for 20 years. she said she married him for all the wrong reasons and “has never loved him the way a woman should love a man.” after i had been married for seven years, i went to my pastor concerned that the grass on the other side was looking greener than mine. as we spoke, i began to realize the extent of the investment i had put into my marriage and that i didn’t want to start over again on a new one. My mom always told me, “Marriage is not easy. you will always have to work on it. There will be times when you won’t feel that you like him or love him.” i have been married for 36 years. do i notice handsome men, or appreciate a man who treats me kindly? of course. i’m not blind or dead. love isn’t just a feeling, but a choice and a commitment. i’m committed to my husband not because i’m “supposed” to be, but because i choose to be. it seems to me that “had it” never made that choice or worked toward it, but expected it to just happen eventually. she has a foundation of trust and friendship that helps a marriage through the rough times. Many marriages that end in divorce rely on sexual attraction and passion to carry them instead of friendship. we’re told that marriage is 50-50. That’s not true. it’s 100-100. i’m responsible

dear abby for my 100 percent, and my spouse is responsible for his. “had it” should take another look at what she’s about to lose and tally up the costs to her family. is she really trapped? or has she just been unwilling to choose to love? — BarBara in Mount Vernon, wash. DEAR BARBARA: Thank you for writing. I advised “Had It” to think long and hard before leaving her husband, but that if she truly cannot love him the way he deserves, she should move on. Another reader’s comments: dear aBBy: i have this message for “had it”: i felt like you and acted on my feelings. don’t do it! wait until your kids are older. as much as you want a more intimate relationship, you cannot begin to imagine the impact straying will have on your kids. i deeply regret what i did and i wish someone would have told me what i’m telling you. pull yourself together. Think about your children, extended family and friends. you are connected to others through your husband, and once you pull your marriage apart, everything else falls away, too. — regretting it in new yorK

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