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FROM THE EDITOR I’m not sure if this weekend could be any busier! With boats of every shape and size (and price), something is sure to catch your eye at the Charleston Boat Show (Pages 24-26). And whether you just bought or are buying a house or redecorating the one you already have, the Charleston Home + Design Show (Pages 18-19) is sure to have something you want or spur your inspiration. Want to spend some quality time outside?

The Lowcountry Oyster Festival (Pages 20-23) is an obvious choice. But it doesn’t end there. There’s the Charleston Kennel Club Dog Show (Pages 18-19), Mac’n at the ’Drome (Page 10), the Midwinter Monster Wave Bash (Page 6) ... Need I go on? So many choices! You may just need a weekend after your weekend.

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Dogs and surfers, among many others, will be shown some love this weekend.

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Check out Paige Hinson’s Dollar Days column



Artist of the Week, a look at upcoming events




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David Quick previews outdoor fitness options

8 I MOVIES’ R37-678040


“Albert Nobbs,” “Underworld: Awakening”



Taco Spot, Chew on This, Next Door




CD reviews, upcoming shows





The Lowcountry Oyster Festival steams things up this weekend




With horoscopes and a crossword puzzle



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Locals get some love with rides, surfing, burlesque

EDITOR’S NOTE: To suggest events, email us at or go to paigehinson85.


he end of January is an exciting time for someone like me who has to find fun, inexpensive events to write about each week. That’s because this is the time of year when the holidays are well behind us and the Lowcountry is looking forward to SEWE, the Wine + Food Festival, Charleston Fashion Week and, of course, Spoleto. Here are my suggestions of some ways to fill your weekend until then.

tours. For information on where the tours meet and to print fliers, go to www.

ages available for purchase from Taco Boy. All proceeds will benefit the Surfrider Foundation’s Charleston Chapter. Go to

Girl power

Birthday burlesque

Feel the heat in January on Saturday night when The Mill hosts Dolly Dee’s The Midwinter Monster Disgustingly Cute Birthday Wave Bash is free to attend Burlesque, which will feaand features a book signing ture performances by Skye by Chris Dixon, the local Paige, Cherry Von Bomb, Seauthor of “Ghost Wave: The lia D’Katzmeow, Rachel Riot Discovery of Cortes Bank and some special guests. and the Biggest Wave on Musical entertainment will Earth.” Dixon will talk about be provided by The Coghis book while surfing footburns, and nonperishable age is shown on the Hippofood donations will be acdrome’s big screen. cepted for local food banks. The bash also will include Doors open at 9 p.m. and Monster bash live music from The Brillers, the show begins at 10 p.m. a raffle of prizes such as tick- Admission is free. The Hippodrome, 360 Concord St., is hosting a ben- ets to the upcoming Jimmy The Mill is at 1026 E. Monefit for Charleston Surfrider Buffett concert and surfing tague Ave. in the Park Circle lessons, and food and bever- area. Call 225-2650. at 6:30 p.m. Friday.


You could be lucky enough (the luck being that you have an ID with a local address) to get a free tour of Charleston from this handsome fella.

Love for locals On Sunday, Charleston Harbor Tours and Palmetto Carriage Works are showing some love for the locals by offering free tours all day. Free harbor tours will be offered at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The tours last 90 minutes and point out such sites as Fort Sumter, The

Battery and other Charleston landmarks. Free hourlong carriage tours will take place throughout the day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) and cover many of Charleston’s beautiful streets and parks. Participants must show ID with a local address and bring a flier to take the free

This week, the College of Charleston’s women’s and gender studies program is hosting two screenings of Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s documentary “Miss Representation.” The film is an exploration of the way powerful women are portrayed in the media and how their portrayals influence girls’ and women’s self-perception and undermine their abilities to lead. The screenings are free and will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. and Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Robert Scott Small Building at 175 Calhoun St. Call 953-2280 or go to www.

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Running club keeps tradition alive for 3 decades


A runner’s race

The 29th annual Charlie Post Classic will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday on Sullivan’s Island. The race is special not


Running is about dealing with the elements, but a deluge before and during the 2010 Charlie Post Classic on Sullivan’s Island created a rare water obstacle for the road race. because it’s big or draws a lot of out-of-towners, but because it’s a runner’s race, featuring a terrific course, decent local competition and usually challenging conditions (rain or wind or cold or some combination of

those). Jeff Baxter, the club’s vice president of races, said 455 had signed up by the end of last week with about 60 percent going for the 15K, which is 9.3 miles. “The long-term forecast

Registration details

Online registration ended Monday, but in-person registration ($25) resumes

10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Friday at On The Run running store on Houston Northcutt Boulevard (near Harris Teeter). Registered runners can pick up packets Friday at On The Run or between 6:45 and 8:15 a.m. Saturday at Sullivan’s Island Fire Station. Race day registration ($30) is at the same time at the fire station. Following the race, a tradition of sorts among runners is to gather at Dunleavy’s Pub for a beer, or three, and some warm food. Dunleavy’s Pub will open its doors at 10 a.m. and offer any runner who turns in a race bib a deal on the first pint of beer: $1. More at www.charleston

Reach David Quick at 9375516.


occurred the previous year. The origin of the race dates to 1980, when Post organized The Family Practice Fitness Run in Charleston. The club renamed it for Post after his death and has used it to raise money, $60,000 to date, for the Charlie Post Memorial Scholarship at the College of Charleston.

looks positive right now (last Friday), so hopefully that holds up and we’ll see a big turnout on Saturday,” said Baxter, noting that the race will feature several changes and improvements this year. Among them is a new computerized timing system, Jaguar, which will improve accuracy and timeliness in processing times, a long-overdue updated race logo and a new title sponsor, Triangle Char & Bar. Assuring competitive times, the club also has cash prizes (the amount is determined by final race entry numbers) for males and females in the top three overall, as well as masters and grandmasters divisions.


uch like tourism, running in Charleston takes a bit of a hiatus from midDecember until the end of January. In recent years, the area has lost two small races in January, the Laura Griffin Memorial Run and Resolution Run, and gained only one medium-sized one, the Charleston Marathon. But for the last three decades, the running scene starts building toward the Cooper River Bridge Run crescendo with a race the last Saturday in January. For about 30 years, the Charleston Running Club has sponsored the Charlie Post Classic 15K and 5K, an event named for Dr. Charlie Post. The former club member died in 1984 from complications resulting from a bicycle accident that

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Movie review


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Downtown Charleston Majestic Square on King Street

Close comes close with ‘Nobbs’


lenn Close is very still in her latest film — quiet, never cracking a smile. Playing a member of the staff of an upper-crust Dublin hotel in the late 19th century, the idea was to be invisible. And since Albert Nobbs, the title character she plays, has a secret as obvious as “his” name, the need to be invisible is compounded. “Albert Nobbs” is about a woman pretending to be a man. The film requires a lot more reading between the lines and understanding of Irish history and women’s rights than it should. But this tale of a downtrodden woman who pretends to be a man because that’s the only way she can make a living and survive still makes for a poignant essay on class and gender. The waiter/butler Albert is all about quiet efficiency. He pockets his tips and counts them up each night, stashing the money beneath the floor-


Glenn Close is shown in a scene from “Albert Nobbs.” boards of his spartan room. Because Albert has a dream — a little shop, all his own, a little woman to help him run it. The fact that Albert is a woman, binding her breasts in a corset, cutting her hair short and darkening her voice, keeps her/him on edge. Albert is terrified of being found out and losing his job. When the boss (an imperious Brenda Fricker) orders Albert to share his room with Hubert, the house

painter hired to touch up the hotel, Albert is mortified. Hubert is bound to find out. And Hubert asks the question we’re all dying to ask. “So, why are you dressed as a fella?” The answer isn’t all that satisfactory. And since Janet McTeer plays “Hubert,” we know we’re wading even deeper into issues of the glass ceiling of the day. But for all its texture and subtexts, “Albert Nobbs” never quite achieves the pathos it aims for or the

★★★ (out of 5 stars) DIRECTOR: Rodrigo Garcia CAST: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Janet McTeer, Brenda Fricker, Brendan Gleeson RATED: R for some sexuality, brief nudity and language RUNNING TIME: 1 hour, 53 minutes WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at charleston and offer your opinion of the film. sociology lesson it wants to teach. That keeps it from transcending the stunt of having such fine performers as Close and McTeer as crossdressers, a stunt too easy to see through to let the movie ride on their terrific performances alone.

‘Underworld’ should have been kept on ice BY ROGER MOORE

McClatchy-Tribune News Service


itiless, puerile, pointless and perfunctory — and those are just the “P’s.” “Underworld: Awakening” was brought into this world to revamp the vampire franchise and prove Kate Beckinsale can still wear the spandex, the leather bustier, the werewolf-kicking boots and the black leather cape of “death dealer” Selene. But as any fashionista will tell you, just because you can get away with wearing something is no reason to do it. Beckinsale never makes us forget that she’s doing this for the paycheck. She had pretty much walked away from this

franchise with the last film, “Rise of the Lycans.” Here the story is that she was nabbed in the middle of her last escape and thrown on ice. She awakens from cryogenic sleep to see that 12 years have passed and her werewolf/vampire “hybrid” lover Michael is gone. But there is a child (India Eisley) that the surviving werewolves (Lycans) want to get their hands on, of which the few remaining covens of vampires are leery. It’s a humorless movie of chases and epic brawls, of beasties, bites, blades and blood. No time for empathy or character development (Michael Ealy is a sympathetic cop, Theo James is a hunky young vampire) or clever

dialogue. Watching the great Charles Dance, a grand British character actor willing to look foolish in fangs, try to deliver bad lines with a mouth full of fake teeth is what counts for entertainment here. The new villain is a scientist (Stephen Rea) who has been keeping Selene on ice and the child he calls “Subject 2” under wraps. And the new take on all this, by Swedish directors Bjorn Stein and Mans Marlind, is to show the bites, slashes and arterial spurts in extreme close-up. And in 3-D. For Beckinsale’s sake, let’s hope that by the time the “Total Recall” remake opens with her in it this summer that we’ve all forgotten the lapse in judgment.

Movie review

★ (out of 5 stars)

DIRECTOR: Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein CAST: Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Charles Dance, India Eisley, Michael Ealy RATED: R for strong violence and gore, and for some language RUNNING TIME: 1 hour, 22 minutes WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at charleston and offer your opinion of the film.

The Post and Courier__________________________________________________ CHARLESTONSCENE.COM __________________________________________ Thursday, January 26, 2012.9E 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.


In 19th-centure Ireland, a woman, played by Glenn Close, has to pass as a man in order to find work. Terrace: Fri-Thurs, Feb. 2: 12:10, 2:20, 4:35, 7:25, 9:20


After their plane crashes in Alaska, an oil drilling team struggles to survive.

Citadel: Fri-Thurs, Feb. 2: 1:10, 4, 6:55, 9:40 Hwy. 21: Fri-Sun and Thurs, Feb. 2: 7 James Island: Fri and Mon-Thurs, Feb. 2: 4:20, 7:10, 9:50 Sat-Sun: 1:20, 4:20, 7:10, 9:50 Northwoods: Fri-Thurs, Feb. 2: 1:10, 4, 7, 9:45


A man threatening to jump off a ledge keeps police occupied while a diamond heist is taking place.

Citadel: Fri-Thurs, Feb. 2: 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:35 James Island: Fri and Mon-Thurs, Feb. 2: 4:30, 7:20, 9:45 Sat-Sun: 1:35, 4:30, 7:20, 9:45 Northwoods: Fri-Thurs, Feb. 2: 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 9:45


A newly divorced woman takes a job at a bail bondsman’s office.

Citadel: Fri-Thurs, Feb. 2: 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30 James Island: Fri and Mon-Thurs, Feb. 2: 4:05, 6:45, 9:10 Sat-Sun: 1:40, 4:05, 6:45, 9:10 Northwoods: Fri-Thurs, Feb. 2: 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30



Tintin and his friend, Captain Haddock, go on a search for a lost treasure.

Citadel 3D: Today: 12:10, 2:35 Citadel: Fri-Thurs, Feb. 2: 12:10, 2:35


Palmetto Grande 3D: Today: 2, 4:30

Regal 18: Today: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15



The Chipmunks and Chipettes are marooned.

Citadel: Today: noon, 2:10, 4:20, 7, 9:20 Northwoods: Today: 12:05, 2:15, 4:25, 7, 9:15 Fri-Thurs, Feb. 2: 12:05, 2:15, 4:25, 7 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:50, 4:05 Regal 18: Today: 1:15, 3:25, 6:45


A young father’s tragic mistake threatens to rip his small town apart. Park Circle: Sat: 8 p.m.

THE ARTIST ★★★★½ PG-13

A silent movie star worries that the arrival of ‘talkies’ will end his career.

Terrace: Fri-Thurs, Feb. 2: 12:05, 2:15, 4:30, 7:15, 9:30


Disney’s 1991 masterpiece returns to the theatres.

Cinebarre 3D: Today: 1:25, 4:25, 7:20, 9:35 Citadel 3D: Today-Thurs, Feb. 2: 12:30, 2:45, 4:55, 7:05, 9:15 James Island 3D: Today: 6:50 James Island: Today: 4:20, 9:15 Northwoods 3D: Today-Thurs, Feb. 2: 12:40, 2:50, 5, 7:10, 9:20 Palmetto Grande 3D: Today: 12:50, 3, 5:30, 7:45, 10 Regal 18 3D: Today: 1:05, 3:20, 7:05


Mark Walhberg stars as a former smuggler who must return to a life of crime in order to save his brother-in-law from a drug lord.

Cinebarre: Today: 1:05, 4:05, 7:45, 10:20 Citadel: Today-Thurs, Feb. 2: 1, 4, 7:05, 9:45 James Island: Today: 4:30, 7:10, 9:50 FriThurs, Feb. 2: 4:10, 9:30 Northwoods: Today-Thurs, Feb. 2: 1:10, 3:55, 7, 9:35 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:45

A land baron attempts to reconnect with his two teen daughters after his wife is in a boating accident.

Citadel: Today-Thurs, Feb. 2: 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50 Northwoods: Fri-Thurs, Feb. 2: 1:15, 4:10, 6:55, 9:30 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:15, 4:10, 7:15, 10:05


A young woman in Italy gets involved in exorcisms during her investigation of her mother, who allegedly murdered three people.

James Island: Today: 7:15 Northwoods: Today: 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:20, 9:40 Fri-Thurs, Feb. 2: 9:40 Regal 18: Today: 1:55, 4, 6:55


A boy wrestles with the death of his father in the World Trade Center attacks.

Cinebarre: Today: 12:50, 3:50, 7:10, 10:05 Citadel: Today-Thurs, Feb. 2: 12:40, 3:40, 6:50, 9:40 James Island: Today-Fri and Mon-Thurs, Feb. 2: 4:10, 7, 9:50 Sat-Sun: 1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:50 Northwoods: Today-Thurs, Feb. 2: 12:50, 3:50, 6:50, 9:40 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:20, 4:15, 7:10, 10:10 Regal 18: Today: 1:20, 4:05, 7:05

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO ★★★★ R An investigative journalist teams up with a computer hacker to solve a murder.

Cinebarre: Today: noon, 3:30, 7, 10:25 Citadel: Today-Thurs, Feb. 2: 12:30, 4, 8 Northwoods: Today: 12:30, 4:10, 8 Palmetto Grande: Today: 6:30, 9:50 Regal 18: Today: 1:25, 4:40, 8 Terrace: Today: 12:30, 8:30


A skilled operative is betrayed by someone from her own agency.

Cinebarre: Today: 1:15, 4:15, 7:35, 9:55 Citadel: Today-Thurs, Feb. 2: 12:35, 2:50, 5:05, 7:20, 9:40 James Island: Today-Fri and Mon-Thurs, Feb. 2: 4:25, 7, 9:20 Sat-Sun: 1:50, 4:25, 7, 9:20 Northwoods: Fri-Thurs, Feb. 2: 12:35, 2:45, 4:55, 7:20, 9:35 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:10, 4, 7:55, 10:15 Regal 18: Today: 1:30, 3:50, 7:10 Northwoods: Today: 12:35, 2:45, 4:55, 7:20, 9:35


An orphaned boy attempts to finish an invention started by his father. Regal 18: Today: 1:35, 4:20, 7:35


Meryl Streep stars as the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in this biopic. Cinebarre: Today: 1:10, 4:10, 7:30, 10 Citadel: Today-Thurs, Feb. 2: 12:40, 3:40, 6:50, 9:20 Palmetto Grande: Today: 2:20, 5, 7:50, 10:15 Terrace: Today: 11:05, 12:40, 2:35, 4:45, 7:20, 9:20 Fri-Thurs, Feb. 2: noon, 2, 4:05, 6:55, 8:50


Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah play two very different members of the same choir who team up to win a national competition. Citadel: Today-Thurs, Feb. 2: 1:10, 4:05, 7:10, 9:50 Cinebarre: Today: 1, 4, 7:15, 9:50 Hwy. 21: Fri-Sun and Thurs, Feb. 2: 7 James Island: Today: 4:10, 6:50, 9:35 Fri and Mon-Thurs, Feb. 2: 6:50 Sat-Sun: 1:25, 6:50 Northwoods: Today-Thurs, Feb. 2: 1:20, 4:10, 7:05, 9:45 Palmetto Grande: Today: 2, 4:40, 7:30, 10:15 Regal 18: Today: 1:35, 4:10, 7:25

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL ★★★★ PG-13 When the IMF is shut down and accused of being involved in a bombing, Ethan Hunt and his team must clear its name.

Cinebarre: Today: 12:45, 3:45, 7:40, 10:35 Citadel: Today: 12:30, 3:50, 7, 9:50 Hwy. 21: Fri-Sun and Thurs, Feb. 2: 9:10 Northwoods: Today: 12:20, 3:40, 6:50, 9:45 Fri-Thurs, Feb. 2: 12:20, 6:50 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1, 3:55, 6:50, 10 Regal 18: Today: 2:10, 5:05, 8


Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:25, 4:25, 7:20, 10:10 Terrace: Today: 12:20, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10, 9:25 Fri-Thurs, Feb. 2: 11:55, 2:10, 4:25, 7:05, 9:25


The werewolves and Volturi threaten Edward and Bella’s unborn child. Regal 18: Today: 1:05, 3:45, 6:50


Kate Beckinsale stars as a vampire leading a battle against human forces.

A film about the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II.

Cinebarre 3D: Today: 1:30, 4:30, 7:50 Citadel: Today-Thurs, Feb. 2: 5:40, 8:30 Citadel IMAX 3D: Today-Thurs, Feb. 2: 12:50, 3, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45 James Island 3D: Today: 4, 7:15, 9:30 Fri-Thurs, Feb. 2: 4, 9:30 James Island: Fri and Mon-Thurs, Feb. 2: 7:15 Sat-Sun: 1:45, 7:15 Palmetto Grande 3D: Today: 2:40, 5:10, 7:35, 8:10, 9:55 Regal 18: Today: 1:50, 7:50 Regal 18 3D: Today: 1:10, 3:15, 4:35, 7:20 Northwoods 3D: Today-Thurs, Feb. 2: 12:40, 2:50, 5, 7:20, 9:35



Cinebarre: Today: 1:20, 4:20, 7:25, 10:15 Citadel: Today-Thurs, Feb. 2: 12:50, 3:50, 7, 9:45 Hwy. 21: Fri-Sun and Thurs, Feb. 2: 9 James Island: Today-Fri and Mon-Thurs, Feb. 2: 4:15, 7:05, 9:55 Sat-Sun: 1:20, 4:15, 7:05, 9:55 Northwoods: Today-Thurs, Feb. 2: 12:40, 3:45, 7, 9:45 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:30, 4:30, 7:20, 10:10 Regal 18: Today: 1, 1:40, 3:40, 4:25, 7, 7:30

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson endeavor to defeat their archenemy, Professor Moriarty.

Cinebarre:Today:12:55,7:05 Citadel: Today: 12:45, 4, 7, 9:55 Fri-Thurs, Feb. 2: 7, 9:55 James Island: Today: 4:05, 9:25 Northwoods: Today: 7, 9:55 Fri-Thurs, Feb. 2: 3:40, 9:45 Palmetto Grande: Today: 12:55, 3:50, 6:55, 9:50 Regal 18: Today: 2, 4:55, 7:55


During the Cold War, an aging spy must find a Soviet operative who has infiltrated MI6.

After his horse is sold to the British cavalry, a young man joins the military during World War I.

Citadel: Today-Thurs, Feb. 2: 12:20, 3:40, 6:50, 9:55 Northwoods: Today: 12:30, 3:40, 6:50, 9:55 Palmetto Grande: Today: 7, 10 Regal 18: Today: 1:45, 5, 8:05


Based on a true story, the film tells the story of a man who purchases an old zoo and struggles to rebuild it. Cinebarre: Today: 3:55, 10 Citadel: Today: 12:50, 3:50, 7, 9:50 FriThurs, Feb. 2: 12:50, 3:50 Northwoods: Today: 12:20, 3:40 Palmetto Grande: Today: 2:30, 5:20 Regal 18: Today: 2:05, 4:55, 7:45

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

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Musicians band together for fundraiser

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WHAT: Mac’n at The ’Drome WHEN: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Saturday. WHERE: 360 Concord St., Charleston PRICE: $17 in advance, $20 the night of the show FOR MORE INFO: charlestonhippodrome. com or 724-9132

Mac Leaphart results were the last thing Leaphart wanted to hear; a brain tumor. The mass had apparently been growing in his brain for years, and had only recently started to affect him physically. A recent car accident Leaphart was involved in didn’t help the situation. Fortunately for Leaphart, surgery to remove the tumor was successful, but he now faces a long road to recovery. He isn’t able to perform or tour for the next few months following the surgery, which is basically like telling Kobe

Frank is quick to call attention to the sacrifices folks are making to lend a hand. “People have canceled gigs to be here,” Frank said. “These folks are coming in on their moneymaking days to do this. We also could never have pulled this off without Amber Posey and Andrew Walker at the Hippodrome.” In addition, Awendaw PROVIDED Green is donating sound equipment, and everyone involved has provided their services and products either free Bryant he can’t set foot on a such notable local musicians stories, including a funny or at the lowest possible cost. one about a broken bar as Mark Bryan, Danielle basketball court. Frank also points out that chair in Tijuana, Mexico, Howle, Guilt Ridden TrouHere comes the part that Leaphart has always been one couldn’t help but proves how giving the local badour, Five Way Friday, among the first to jump in see how highly regarded John Wesley Satterfield, music community really is Leaphart is in the local mu- and help in the past for any Luke Cunningham, Ryan in Charleston. charitable effort, so now it’s Bonner, Jamie Resch, Shov- sic community. Saturday night, the HipWhen Bounds heard about time to reflect the love back podrome will host Mac’n at els & Rope, Donnie Blackwell and Doug Jones, among Leaphart’s medical crisis, he at him. the ’Drome, a benefit per“Fundraisers are fundraiswent into action. formance that will combine others. ers, and they happen every “I called Eddie (White of On a recent chilly Sunday live music and video to pay tribute to Leaphart’s musical morning, Frank and Bounds Awendaw Green) and Mark weekend,” Bounds said. “But this is one of the best con(Bryan) to see if they could were filming local music passion. certs you’ll see in Charleston lend a hand, and I literally types telling their favorite Organized by local music in 2012. If you go, you’ll be received replies from both stories about Leaphart on promoter Joel Frank and in minutes. Then once I got telling your friends about the back deck of the Pour Follywood Productions it. If you don’t go, you’ll be Joel on board, everything founding agent Ben Bounds, House. kicking yourself.” started coming together.” Listening to the various Saturday’s event will feature


n addition to offering up an impressive array of musical possibilities week in and week out here in the Lowcountry, the musicians who make up the local music scene treat each other like family for the most part. Musicians show up at each other’s gigs, lend each other equipment and generally look out for their peers. In a world where other cities have music scenes that are almost comically competitive, the Charleston scene is refreshingly cohesive. Anyone needing any sort of confirmation of that needs to head down to the Hippodrome on Saturday, as some of the finest local and regional musicians join forces to help out one of their own. Say the name Mac Leaphart and any local music fan worth their weight will have a positive story about his music. From his days with the local band Five Way Friday to his recent success with songs such as “Confederate Roses,” Leaphart seems like he was born to write and play music. Life took an unexpected turn for Leaphart last summer, when he started having headaches. After normal consultations with his doctor didn’t get any results, Leaphart saw a neurologist and eventually had an MRI done. The

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Taco Spot may be small, but burritos are big BY ROB YOUNG

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Wednesdays in


The seared steak taco from The Taco Spot.

If you go WHAT: The Taco Spot WHERE: 1301B Ashley River Road, West Ashley; 221½ Coming St., Charleston HOURS: West Ashley: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat.; Charleston: 11 a.m.11 p.m. daily MORE INFO: www.the; 225-7426, West Ashley; 720-1888, Charleston

day, and sides ($1.99-$2.49) include Spanish rice, black beans and, unfortunately, sort of a ho-hum macaroni and cheese. The wraps ($6.99) fare substantially better, especially the spicy ginger, a delectable vegan pick with green tomato chow-chow, green peas and Spanish rice tossed in a ginger-cucumber dressing. And if you’re picking a day to visit, might we suggest Thursday. The burritos are $5 all day long.

Whet your appetite.



The grouper taco with cilantro soy aioli.


he Taco Spot, these days, is actually multispotted with locations in West Ashley and downtown Charleston. The peninsula branch opened in late 2011, taking over at 221½ Coming St. in place of the former Pep N’ Cheese, which replaced the former Cosmo’s Deli, which replaced the former Brindle Brothers, which replaced the former ... sorry, that’s as far as my memory stretches. But as for the future? The newest kid on the block should outlast its predecessors. The Taco Spot already has a nice following, as cultivated in West Ashley by proprietor and Johnson & Wales grad Jason C. Vaughan. As the former chef and owner of La Cocina on Folly Beach, Vaughan still rolls ’em big even in reduced quarters. The West Ashley restaurant features a small area for dining, while the stand-alone downtown shop only offers delivery and takeout. But at either, you can still find a selection of tacos ($2.89), burritos ($6.99) and quesadillas ($5.99) assembled on flour tortillas or glutenfree soft corn and fried crunchy corn tortillas. Our preference? The grouper taco — fried crunchy shell, please — with a cilantro soy aioli. Nicely balanced, it’s firm, tender and fresh. Also choose from seared or blackened steak with a mild or hot salsa, blackened chicken or blackened grouper with a cayenne ranch dressing. The guacamole ($2.49$6.49) is made fresh every

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year. The theme for the dinner is “resolutions” and will take place at 7:15 p.m. today. This four-course menu is paired with selections from Scott Shore of the Charleston Beer Exchange. The cost is $48, which includes all four courses and paired beers. To make a reservation, call 577-0094 or go to www.


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Feed the Need benefit

The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort will host the Polar Bear Golf Tournament on Monday for Charleston area food and beverage professionals. The event benefits Charleston Chefs Feed the Need, a charity which provides food and services to four local nonprofits: Tricounty Family Ministries, East Cooper Meals on Wheels, Crisis Ministries and Neighborhood House. To sign up, contact Pietro Giardini at 266-4674 or pietro_giardini@kiawah

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Raising a glass

Frank Lee, executive chef of Slightly North of Broad, announced Sunday at the the Top 10 “Tastiest Towns and gratuity. A reception barn raiser for Keegan-Filion in the South.” Readers will will begin at 7 p.m.; dinner Farms at Lowndes Grove determine the winning follows at 7:30 p.m. Plantation that the Maverick town in an online vote at The menu is posted at Southern Kitchens Group will Reservacontinue to offer the “Barn Voting closes Tuesday at tions are required. 881-4711. Raiser” cocktail ($9) through 11:59 p.m. The winner will Laura Alberts is at 891 the end of January. be announced in April. Island Park Drive, Daniel For each cocktail sold, Island. $2 goes to the barn raising New menu fund, which helps to replace Lucy’s Red Sky Grill at the barn that burned down Beer bar honored 1001 Landfall Way, SeaDraft Magazine narrowed in December. brook Island, is now the To date, $3,500 has been down America’s 100 Best source for Liver Tuesdays, Beer Bars in the country and raised. Prime Rib Wednesdays and Closed for Business made The cocktail is available Tuna Two-Ways Thursdays. the cut. The article can be at all properties. Go to Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. found in the January issue mavericksouthernkitchens. Call 768-8118. com. and features bars from all regions of the United States. Closed For Business at 453 New star on King Chefs collaborate McCrady’s restaurant and King St. was the only South Executive chef Nathan Carolina bar honored. Call executive chef Sean Brock Thurston expects to open 853-8466. will host Johnny Iuzzini Star Grill Room in May at (formerly of Jean Georges) 495 King St. This multilevel and George Mendes (of Alproperty will feature woodFriday night flights Ted’s Butcherblock at 334 dea) in the kitchen for a colfired and grilled menu laborative six-course tasting East Bay St. has added new items, a rooftop bar and a options to Friday Nights at menu with wine pairings. banquet facility. All three chefs are featured Ted’s. Locally sourced products Customers now may in “Notes From a Kitchen,” will be the “stars” of the choose between two special- show. named by the Huffington ly priced gourmet options Post as a “top food book of 2011.” Books will be available designed to complement the Closed wine selections featured evfor purchase and signing. Just Chill closed Friday Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. ery Friday from 5-7 p.m. at 1118 Park West Blvd., Guests at the Friday Wine Mount Pleasant. Owners Feb. 6. The cost is $150, plus Tasting also can sample four Mischelle Lesemann and tax and gratuity. Tickets are featured wines in exchange Suzanne Smeak plan to required and can be purfor a $5 donation to the fea- continue a catering business chased at 577- 0025. tured local charity, which under the same name. A taste of Washington is East Cooper Community Hedges Family Estate wines Outreach for this quarter. Soft pitch pizza The Friday Night Supper will be celebrated Saturday Pace’s Pizza Balls opened features a restaurant-style at Laura Alberts on Daniel at 363 King St. On the Island. The four-course wine meal for $14. A $12 charmenu: spherical pizzas the cuterie platter also will be dinner by executive chef size of baseballs as well as Matt Brigham will be paired offered. wraps, salads, beer and Ted’s continues the 2012 with Hedges wines from wine. Owners are Tom Mccelebration with the first Washington state. Bride and product developer Craft Beer Dinner of the The cost is $55, plus tax Dwight Pace.

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Next Door excellent place for inspired dinners


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outh by Southwest” have been the coordinates for success for Ben and Marianna Berryhill and Charlie Chance. Fueled by wood smoke, stoked with hospitality genes, dedicated to local resources and staffed with a team of cooks schooled in the patient art of cookery, the restaurant known as Red Drum has been a Mount Pleasant success story since it opened in 2005. From this restaurant, chef/owner Berryhill has expanded his base, remained true to the heritage of his culinary roots and explored new options for his business stable. For the Berryhills and partner Chance, opportunity came knocking, almost from next door. Samos, a popular Greek taverna, had closed and the property was available. The restaurant’s footprint has remained the same and the cozy charm of the patio with its warming hearth now has a window into the restaurant proper linking the inside and outside. Berryhill and Chance have brought Kyle Christy on board as chef de cuisine. Christy’s experience with the Wolfgang Puck Group will serve him well at Next Door. Also joining the culinary team is sous chef Nathan Hood, a veteran of Quince (San Francisco), and it is there I suspect he learned the tender art of coaxing the union of flour and eggs into edible velvet: pasta. Andy Bates has developed a “long drink” cocktail menu and the wine list decants a thoughtful measure of value and food-friendly wines. The menu is Med-centric and the commitment to local, quality and seasonal


ingredients is apparent in every bite. Berryhill’s support of local provenance is deep. This is a menu of classic preparations with contemporary expressions. New vitality is breathed into soubise, a classic mother sauce (bechamel) combined with onions that anchors a pan-seared duck breast ($26); purees of parsnip and potato that distill the essence of the vegetable into taste nirvana; vinaigrettes and mignonettes of classic canons with modern acids of Meyer lemon and blood orange. This is a kitchen that sections “supremes,” confits duck and bacon, and makes its stocks and sauces from scratch. In today’s modern kitchen, that is extraordinary. And diners will reap the benefits of this dedication to culinary privilege. The menu is divided into starters, pizza, pasta and main courses. Pastas can be ordered in full and half portions. There is excellence in every section. Rabbit roulade ($14) is served on a bed of polenta,

cushioned by corn’s cream and enhanced with fragrant chanterelle mushrooms and a bit of humor with a baby carrot garnish nestling the bunny’s “hutch.” Add the buffalo mozzarella salad ($11) with supple orbs of mozzarella that actually had taste, roasted wedges of beets and carrots, refreshed by segmented oranges and sparked with peppery arugula, and you have a delicious dinner. Soups ($7, $9) — cauliflower and oyster stew — are prepared with patience. Layers of flavor percolate through their “fonds,” French for the foundation that serves them well in every luscious spoonful. Pastas will change with the season, so I encourage visitors to get there now while the buckwheat tagliatelle ($9, $16) tangles with roasted cauliflower, creamy Parmigiano, Marcona almonds and fresh lemon. It is a nutty homage to ingredient simplicity. Raviolo ($14) marries all the flavors of breakfast with the diligence of a culinary

artist: tender pasta, a sheath for a delicately poached egg, seasoned with ham and house-made ricotta cheese, all toasted to the fullness of flavor with browned butter and bits of sage. Pizzas are shaped with soft crusts, nudged with quality ingredients. The simple Margherita ($9) is my preference, but carnivores will find a beef topped with horseradish cream and onions to devour ($10). Main courses demonstrate an amalgamation, that of French techniques, Italian classics and competent execution. The due diligence of a passionate kitchen hums with the fresh excitement brought to each dish. Crust and contrast are found in a local tilefish preparation ($25); flavor-centric garnishes season a duck breast ($26) that beats with bits of sliced duck-heart nubbins in the sauce; a minerally braise of short ribs ($23) flourishes with its lemony pine nut gremolata condiment. Well-informed about the conceit of each dish, the

Next Door

CUISINE: Lowcountry Franco-Italian CATEGORY: Neighborhood Favorite LOCATION: 819 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant PHONE: 881-8817 HOURS: 5 p.m.-midnight Monday-Saturday; Happy Hour 5-7 p.m. FOOD: ★★★★ SERVICE: ★★★★ ATMOSPHERE: ★★★★ PRICE: $$-$$$ COSTS: Appetizers $12-$15, soups $7-$9, salads $8$11, cheese platter $15, pizza $9-market price, pastas $9-$19, entrees $17-$28. VEGETARIAN OPTIONS: Yes WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: Yes BAR: Full service PARKING: Valet OTHER: Protected patio with fireplace, outdoor dining, Happy Hour specials Monday-Friday 5-7 p.m., late-night pizza menu,, hospitality industry specials 5 p.m.-midnight Monday.

service staff tempers their dialogue to each guest. They are not robotic to the menu but clued into their perceived take on each table’s guests. It is refreshing to hear their adeptness at service. Lauren Mitterer of WildFlour Pastry provides the

desserts for both properties. Right-sized and seasonally influenced, Mitterer continues to deliver inspired endings. The folks at Red Drum restaurant should be very happy with the neighbor that has taken residence Next Door and diners will, too.

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If you have only experienced Cowboy Junkies through your well-worn copy of “The Trinity Sessions,” then you’re missing out on a different and exciting aspect of the band that usually only comes to light during its live performances. While Margo Timmins and the rest of the Junkies perform hits such as “Misguided Angel” and “Anniversary Song,” the band’s live performances more often than not delve into some wonderfully psychedelic guitar playing courtesy of Michael Timmins, Margo’s brother and fellow band member. With the release of “Sing In My Meadow,” casual fans can finally get a true taste of that louder, edgier side of the band. The songs were recorded in just four days last year, and feature some wonderfully wild guitar work from Michael. Things start off deliciously heavy with “Continental Drift,” which features drummer Peter Timmins (another brother) channeling John Bonham, and everything else, including Margo’s vocals, covered in a fine sheen of distortion. Thing don’t settle down until track four, “Late Night Radio,” but even that track is down and dirty. It sounds like the Timmins clan has been listening to a lot of White Stripes and Black Keys, and, surprisingly, it works pretty well. Just don’t go in expecting mellow sedate songs about rings or miners. KEY TRACKS: “Continental Drift,” “Late Night Radio,” “I Move On”



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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds


When Noel Gallagher’s former band, Oasis, was topping the rock charts in the ’90s, it seemed that the infighting between Noel and his vocalist brother, Liam, garnered more press than the band’s music. Still, even with its inner turbulence, Oasis remains one of the biggest British bands of the past 20 years, thanks to hits such as “Live Forever” and “Wonderwall.” Now Noel is back with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Despite the obvious implications that come from sticking your own name in front of the band name (it’s sort of like deciding to call a band Billy Corgan’s Smashing Pumpkins or Bono’s U2), it appears that Noel’s latest project is more than just a vain attempt to reclaim the spotlight. For starters, Noel never really was the spotlight grabber in the first place; that job already had been secured by brother Liam. Then there’s the fact that Noel really was the genius behind Oasis’s success. He wrote the great songs we still remember. That probably explains why tracks on Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, such as “If I Had a Gun ...” and “Everybody’s on the Run,” sound as catchy as his Oasis work without seeming like lost Oasis tracks. It also should be noted that Noel’s voice sounds really good on the new album, so good that one wonders why he didn’t kick Liam to the curb long ago and simply sing his own songs. The arrangements are lush, but not overdone, and the songs are genuinely catchy, especially “The Death of You and Me,” which sounds like what might have happened had The Beatles and The Kinks ever collaborated. The material here certainly sounds better than Oasis’ last couple of studio releases, and even if you didn’t drink the Oasis Kool-Aid, you will likely find something to tap you foot to here. KEY TRACKS: “If I Had a Gun ...,” “The Death of You and Me,” “(I Wanna Live In A Dream In My) Record Machine”


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why aren’t you a big star?” Always the icon of the underground, Allison replied, “Just lucky I guess.” At 84 years of age, Allison still performs more than 150 shows a year and will make Charleston one of this year’s stops with a special performance Friday night benefiting the American College of the Building Arts at the Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Tickets range in price from $25-$200 (the latter price also includes admission to an after-party, as well as food and drinks). Tickets are available online at, at the Charleston Music Hall box office the day of the show or by phone at 1-800514-3849. The show starts at 8 p.m. Go to charlestonmusichall. com for additional info regarding ticket prices.

as My Morning Jacket, Kings of Leon and DriveBy Truckers, A Thousand Horses sticks to the original sound and drives home the finger-bleeding riffs and gospel-inspired vocals that made the forefathers legendary fixtures in the world of rock ’n’ roll. The band’s explosive live performances opening for Truth & Salvage Co. and its appearance on last year’s Simple Man Cruise have left a trail of dropped jaws and raised eyebrows, leading many to wonder what is next for the group of early 20-year-olds. A Thousand Horses released its self-titled debut on DGC/Interscope/Van Howes Records last year and is on a brief club tour before boarding another Simple Man Cruise in October. A Thousand Horses will perform tonight at The A Thousand Horses Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway, with local singer/ Reeking of a revival, upsongwriter and former and-coming quintet A front woman of the popular Thousand Horses recently punk/indie group The Shashot out of Newberry with niqua Brown (also now dethe bang of a double barrel to lay its claim in the South- funct) Rachel Kate Gillon. North Carolina-based ern rock gold rush. alt/rock group Fusebox Poet The band joins a host of and Doubletrash also are set other acts — the now defunct local trio Leslie among to perform. Tickets are $7 and are them — seeking to carry on the torch first lit by the likes available online at of Lynyrd Skynyrd and The or at the door. Doors open at 9 p.m. Allman Brothers Band. Go to charlestonpour Unlike the mingling of garage and ambient under- or call 571-4343 tones as seen in such groups for more information. 843.577.2676


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1956. Led by such pioneers as Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk and Dizzy Gillespie, jazz had taken the city by storm. Allison joined jazz greats Stan Getz, Al Cohn, Gerry Mulligan and others as a leading pianist and songwriter, being viewed as a musician with a soul for the blues and a brain for jazz. Ray Davies of The Kinks later said that hearing Allison made him feel as though he had “discovered the missing link between jazz and blues.” Allison wrote and performed tirelessly through a changing world — socially and musically — that he always seemed to be well ahead of. He released more than 40 albums in nearly as many years, many of which have produced covers by artists ranging from The Clash and The Who to Tom Waits and Elvis Costello. Van Morrison even recorded an entire album of Allison songs in 1996 called “Tell Me Something: The Songs of Mose Allison,” proving to be a testament to his success among the British audience. Despite his widespread admiration from fellow musicians, Allison’s popularity in the American mainstream has been quiet. He was once asked by a fan, “You were a social critic before Dylan; you were satirical long before Newman; you were rude long before Jagger;




He’s a veteran song man, an artist whose career footprints wind back a lifetime and seem to have never stumbled. It’s a rare and inexplicable story, to say the least. Mose Allison’s story as a blues and jazz legend begins as one might ideally envision it would, a young boy living in rural Mississippi picking cotton by day and learning the songs of his father by night. Allison grew up on a farm, a cotton farm in northwestern Mississippi to be exact, while the Great Depression was still smothering the hope most Americans were so desperately starving for. He enjoyed playing the piano with his father when not plowing the fields, eventually taking an interest in the Delta blues movement that surrounded him. The soul-bearing hardships local musicians sang and played about struck Allison as readily, and just as painfully, as cotton bristles on tender skin. He became fascinated with the music of the blues, prompting him to leave Mississippi for Memphis, Tenn., while still a teenager. Escaping the stifling heat and unforgiving labor of life on the farm, Allison took to the streets of Memphis and eventually began sitting in with area musicians along Beale Street. Most notable of his sessions there were the ones with Beale Street Blues Boy, a guitarist and disc jockey who later shortened his name to B.B. King. You may have heard of him. The blues scene during 1940s Memphis was an iconic era, but by the ’50s, Allison left the city as Elvis and pop began to dilute the blues frenzy and weaken the potency of its authenticity. Allison sensed a new uprising in New York City and left to explore it firsthand in

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ori Starnes has a stack of photographs that she goes through when contemplating starting a new piece. Starnes is inspired by stories, and when she finds a picture that moves her, she gets out her materiStarnes als: paper, charcoal, oil and acrylic paints. The artist specializes in portraits, detailed drawings depicting the essence of the person she is re-creating on a flat surface. Starnes does not want to simply copy the photograph she is working from, she aspires to let her creativity take over and make the work of art something more. This month, Starnes has been celebrating her solo exhibit at the North Charleston City Gallery where she is the artist-in-residence. Her show, “Personal Possessions: Portraits of Me, My Family and My Dog,” displays a series of work that Starnes has long kept hidden. “There are several pieces that I’d completed years ago, but never displayed for different reasons. When I had to start compiling pieces for this show, I decided that since some of these hidden pieces were some of my favorites, I set aside my judgments on what would or wouldn’t be considered ‘good art’ and framed them for the show. I’m really happy I did.” Starnes work will be on display through the end of January. The exhibit is available for viewing from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


MY MANTRA: Keep moving forward! UPCOMING TRAVEL PLANS: I’m looking forward to a trip to New Mexico this summer with my husband. LAST THING I DO BEFORE I GO TO BED: Watch way too much television! FAVORITE MOVIE: “Shrek 2” (Pretty embarrassing). I AM CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: Evolver by John Legend. LAST BOOK THAT I READ: One that I’ve read many times is “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” by Deepak Chopra. FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN CHARLESTON: I haven’t been to too many, but I really like Osaka on Folly Road. MY DAILY ROUTINE CONSISTS OF: Walking my dog first thing, then having breakfast and deciding what creative project I’ll work on

— whether it’s preparing a new lesson for my afterschool art classes, continuing work on or starting a new painting. HABIT I’D LIKE TO BREAK: Being overly judgmental of myself or anyone else. I AM MOST GRATEFUL FOR: The loving husband and my sweet doggie. IN FIVE YEARS, I WILL BE: Too old not to have taken chances when the opportunities presented themselves. IF I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW: I would have hung in there longer. PRICE RANGE OF ARTWORK: $200-$5,000. Depends upon whether it’s my own original piece or a commissioned piece. WOULD YOU RATHER WIN THE LOTTERY OR FLY INTO SPACE?: Probably win the lottery; I’d be too chicken to fly into space.

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Local vet has photography exhibit Photographer Dr. Merrill P. Irvin does so much more than snap pretty pictures. With a long-standing career as a vet here in the Lowcountry, Irvin also has traveled to and photographed every continent on the planet except Antarctica, and that one is next on the list. Specializing in animal and nature photography, his photos can be likened to ones found in National Geographic magazine. The combination of his photographic talent and these incredible adventures have resulted in some of the most dynamic photos of animals in their natural habitats and shots of stunning locations. Irvin has spent the majority of life focused on his veterinary career and building his and his partner’s business at the West Ashley Veterinary Clinic. In addition to this, he now has launched his own photography company and website, Worn Boots Photography. The public is invited to join the artist for an opening reception and celebration 69 p.m. Friday at the Real Estate Studio, 214 King St. Beverages will be provided by Social Wine Bar. This show will be on display through Feb. 14. Irvin also will be one of the featured artists in the

luted environment.” His medium is light and light bulbs. He will give a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Friday, followed immediately by an opening reception from 6-9 p.m. The show will be on display through March 10 at Redux, 136 St. Phillips St. 722-0697, Southeastern Wildlife Expo’s “Landscapes and Locals” exhibit Feb. 17-19 at the Francis Marion Hotel. At other times of the year, his work can be seen at West Ashley Veterinary Clinic, 6-9 p.m. Friday at 47 Spring 840 St. Andrews Blvd. St. For more, call 803-464Call 406-7904 or go to 9766 or go to www.worn

Artisan T-shirts

Fairly new on the art scene is Artisan Tees, which is forming part of the hip new stream of creative businesses on Spring Street. Owned and operated by T-shirt designer and screen printer Andy Natusch, this shop will showcase more than his unique tees. Natusch plans on having an art show a month, each featuring a new local, emerging artist. Friday, come view the works of local artists Stephanie Patton and Alexandria Baker. Patton’s works are a variety of mixed media; Baker’s are inspired by fantasy and sci-fi novels. The free reception will run

‘Quiet Space’

Photographer John Michiels’ style has been described as “Southern gothic.” It is obDR. MERRILL P. IRVIN vious he (and all his fans) see the beauty in the grays. “I chose monochrome phoartist Jake Morrill from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Alchemy Cof- tography because it simplifies and emphasizes my subfee in West Ashley. ject matter. I love the mood This Hartford Art School and feeling it conveys,” the graduate, who is new to Works on sale Charleston, worked as a com- artist said. Piezography inks are a Last week’s opening for the mercial freelance illustrator monochrome set of pure Alfred Hutty and Jill Hooper for The Wall Street Journal for many years. Over the past carbon pigment inks and are exhibits at the Gibbes was a unparalleled for tonal-range, year, he has been deeply inmajor to-do in Charleston’s sharpness stability, further spired by the natural world. art community. explains Anne Fishburne, His works will be on disIf you are interested in begallery director. ing able to actually purchase play throughout February There will be a reception works by either of these leg- at 11 Magnolia Road. Call endary artists, there will be 860-997-5217 or go to www. tonight from 5:30-7:30 at the gallery, 125 Meeting St. some for sale at Ann Long 853-3233, www.wells Fine Art starting Friday. ‘Ecstasy of Knowing’ The exhibit will include etchings, drawings and waIf you like bright, interestA ‘very bad day’ tercolor paintings by Hutty ing things, be sure to check and drawings and oil paintHave you ever had one of out the site-specific installaings by Hooper. those days where everything tion by artist and educator The gallery is at 54 Broad goes wrong? Keith Lemley at Redux on St. Call 577-0447 or go to Join the Charleston Stage Friday called “The Ecstasy of in some laughs this weekend Knowing.” as they perform “Alexander Growing up in rural West Alchemy Coffee Virginia, Lemley felt inspired and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” Check out the works of by the “beautiful, yet pol-

Based on the book by Judith Viorst, this musical for young people reminds us that “Mama said there’d be days like these.” The play will be showing at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Tickets are $22 and are available online at or by calling 577-7183.

Irish comedy

On a lonely road on the island of Inishmore, someone killed an Irish Liberation Army enforcer’s cat. He’ll want to know who when he gets back from a stint of torture and chip-shop bombing in Northern Ireland. He loves his cat more than life itself, and someone is going to pay. This describes the Threshold Repertory Theatre’s play, “The Lieutenant of Inishmore.” Opening tonight and running through Feb. 19, this play appears to be perfect for those with a darker sense of humor. There will be performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 12 and 19. Tonight is “Pay What You Like” Night; all other performances are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students. 84½ Society St., 277-2172,


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Youth Company Winter Spectacular The Charleston Youth Company, made up of third- through 12th-graders, will perform the Winter Spectacular at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. The show features “The Legends of Dance” and music from “Aida,” not to mention a few selections from the “Harry Potter” films. With the company in its 34th year of presenting musical revues, this show should be worth the $15 ticket price. Call 766-4007 or go to www. for more information.

Charleston Home + Design Show

Isle of Palms Exchange Club Oyster Roast Haven’t gotten your fill of oysters yet? The Isle of Palms Exchange Club, 201 Palm Blvd., will be holding an oyster roast fundraiser Saturday in support of the Exchange Club student scholarship fund. Chili, hot dogs, a silent auction and a DJ round out the 4:30-7:30 p.m. fun. Tickets are $20 advance, $25 at the door; children under 12 can get in for half the price. For more info, call 886-9229 or 886-8489, or go to www.iopexchange. org.

Low Country Aid to Africa

Mac’n at the ’Drome Area musicians will be gathering in full force Saturday at the Hippodrome for a concert film experience benefiting one of their own — Mac Leaphart. Leaphart recently had a brain tumor surgically removed, he’s doing well but isn’t able to perform or tour while recovering. This event is all about honoring Mac Leaphart Leaphart and raising funds to help with his recovery. Tickets are $17-20. For more about Leaphart and Mac’n at the ’Drome, see Page 10E.

This 9th annual evening of entertainment benefiting the LCAA will be 8-11: 30 p.m. Saturday at the Charleston Elks Lodge No. 242, 1113 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. John Tecklenburg and Friends, and Lindsey Goodman will provide the live jazz entertainment for the evening. Lowcountry cuisine will be served and a special tribute will be paid to the late Charleston Scene jazz columnist Jack McCray. Tickets are $35. For more information, call 577-4122 or 881-1337.

Charleston Kennel Club Dog Show

Midwinter Monster Wave Bash


Just buying a home or looking to redecorate the one you’ve owned for years? Then you’re in luck! This weekend, the Gaillard Municipal Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St., will house thousands of the newest and finest custom-home products showcased by local companies. Hours for the show are as follows: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission ranges from free (on Friday) to $7 for adults (Saturday and Sunday). A special show will be held 7-10 p.m. Saturday for $15 called “Kitchens, Baths + All That Jazz.” For more details about the show, call 577-7652 or go to

This Friday night event at the Hippodrome will feature waves, local music, giveaways and a celebration of the release of local author Chris Dixon’s book “Ghost Wave: The Discovery of Cortes Bank and the Biggest Wave on Earth.” A book signing and discussion featuring surf footage will begin at 8 p.m., followed by live music provided by The Brillers and surfer-acoustic guitarist Tom Noren. Beer, wine and dinner from Taco Boy will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission and parking are free. Check out Page 6E for details.

Everyone loves a dog show! Saturday and Sunday at the Exchange Park Fairgrounds, 9850 U.S. Highway 78, dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds will compete to be, well, top dog. Obedience and Rally competitions will be held 8 a.m.5 p.m. and more than 1,000 dogs are expected to attend. Admission is $2 and parking is free, with the exception of parking inside the grounds which is $5 per day. For more info, go to www.charlestonkennel

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Oyster Festival Lowcountry


Special to The Post and Courier


ike a heavyweight champ, the annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival lays claims to the ultimate title: “World’s Largest Oyster Roast.” Sure, it might be unofficial, but with 78,000 pounds of oysters expected to be eaten, who’s really going to argue? The Charleston Restaurant Association will put on the 29th annual event Sunday at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant. Gates open at 10:30 a.m., rain or shine.

Toasted as one of the “Top 20 events in the Southeast” by the Southeastern Tourism Society, organizers expect at least 11,000 people to attend this year’s festival, showing the growth and reach of the annual affair. In its earliest days, the festival drew about 600 people as they dined on perhaps 2,000 bushels of oysters, said Kathy Britzius, executive director of the Charleston Restaurant Association. The event bounced around locations — Boone Hall, Middleton Place, Magnolia Plantation and Brittlebank Park — before settling at Boone Hall. This year, festival organizers expect gatherers to consume a considerably higher number of oysters on the back lawn of the plantation in comparison to three decades ago. “We originally put this together because it was such a down time in Charleston, and

we wanted to build business,” Britzius said. “It’s been built up quite a bit now.” No kidding. The logistics represent a significant part of the operation, as the single select oysters are trucked in from Texas on semi-trailers. This year, organizers expect the mollusks to be plucked from beds in Galveston Bay. Then, upon arrival, a group of volunteers led by Jamie Westendorff and John Scott will begin steaming the oysters. As one might imagine, it’s an allday ordeal.

Oysters, and then some

Though oysters receive top billing, there are more munchies offered than just oysters. The food court features shrimp, other seafood, chili, gyros, barbecue and wings. Vendors include Gilligan’s Steamer and Raw Bar, A.W.

Please see OYSTERS, Page 21E


Bryan Aldrich feeds Carolyn Luthy an oyster during the Lowcountry Oyster Festival at Boone Hall Plantation in 2008.

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By the numbers

OYSTERS From Page 20E

Please see OYSTERS, Page 22E


Attendees expected

80,000 Pounds of oysters to be delivered

78,000 Pounds of oysters expected to be consumed


Oysters shucked by Cathy Milliken, the 2011 woman’s winner in the oyster shucking contest



Marco Gaspar (right) celebrates his win alongside William Drake in the men’s shucking contest at the Lowcountry Oyster Festival in 2011.

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Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Organizers are providing a park & ride option this year in an effort to limit traffic congestion. The annual fundraiser runs 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Event Plantation House

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Shuck’s Seafood, North Towne Greek restaurant, Red’s Ice House, Wild Wing Cafe, Grindz Burgers & Brew, Jim ’N Nick’s BarB-Q and Hyman’s Seafood Company. A large children’s area will feature pony rides, face painting and jump castles. And, naturally, beer and wine (for the adults) will be available. “A lot of people want to come to the party but they don’t want to eat oysters,” Britzius said. Another big draw: the event’s annual oyster shucking contest. Top prize promises $250, with the runnerup earning $125. Contestants must yank as many oysters as possible from their shells and place the spoils in 16-ounce plastic cups. Marco Gaspar came away with the men’s title last year, unsheathing 45 oysters in three minutes. Cathy Milliken took the women’s top prize by shucking 35 oysters in two minutes. But why plastic cups? Because they’re used during the festival’s other main event, the oyster eating contest. Which might as well be a drinking challenge, as contestants try to down as many of the 16-ounce oyster shakes as they can. First and second place winners earn the same as top shuckers. Considering competing? Better bring your appetite. Last year, John Carson swallowed 6½ cups of oysters, about 56 ounces, in three minutes to claim the men’s title. The second-place finisher, Kenny Miller, ate half as much. Ryan Sellers led the women by downing 2.9 cups of oysters, almost 32 ounces, in two minutes. Both contests should take place between 1:30 and 2 p.m. Just for comparison purposes, Colin Shirlow of the United Kingdom holds the men’s Guinness World

Boone Hall Plantation



Park & ride entrance

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Park & ride 17

WHAT: 29th annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival WHEN: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant PRICE: Advance tickets for admission are $12. Day-of tickets are $15. Kids 10 and under free. Oysters cost $10 for 3½ dozen. Tickets are available on the Charleston Restaurant Association website at www. charlestonrestaurant and can be purchased at any Southcoast Community Bank, Boone Hall Farms and at the Mount Pleasant Visitor Center.

Oysters shucked by Marco Gaspar, the 2011 men’s winner in the oyster shucking contest


Ounces of oysters devoured by John Carson, the 2011 men’s winner in the oyster eating contest


The number of oysters eaten by the men’s world record holder, Colin Shirlow of the United Kingdom


The amount the Charleston Restaurant Association has raised in charitable contributions through the Lowcountry Oyster Festival – Compiled by Rob Young

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Workers fill buckets with oysters at the 2011 festival.

OYSTERS From Page 21E

The entertainment

Country rockers Eddie Record, having gorged Bush and the Mayhem will on 233 oysters in three provide live music at the minutes. festival. On the women’s side, Bush, a Lowcountry legendary eater Sonya “the native, is an industry vetBlack Widow” Thomas eran, having toured with owns the mark, putting or opened for such wellaway 552 oysters in 10 min- known artists as Keith Urutes. Both records were set ban, Alison Krauss, Cheap in 2005. Trick, Montgomery Gentry, “It’s wild,” Britzius said of Delbert McClinton, Charthe Lowcountry Oyster Fes- lie Daniels and the late Jeff tival contest. “It’s a lot of fun Healy. though.” Some of his best-received

work has patriotic overtones. Bush penned and recorded the song “Spirit of America” following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The tune received national airplay, including on the Z100 radio station in New York and on “The Howard Stern Show.” Another song he recorded was done after being asked by Charleston police officers to commemorate fellow officers. Bush performed “The

Thin Blue Line” at the 22nd annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day services in Washington, with President George W. Bush and 30,000 police officers in the audience. More recently, the singer won the “New Country Artist Search” at, a partner of MTV. He’s now at work on his next album, “Shared Time.” Please see OYSTERS, Page 23E

Heather Danielson eats an oyster during the 2011 Lowcountry Oyster Festival.

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Crowds fill the lawn during the Lowcountry Oyster Festival.

OYSTERS From Page 22E

Beyond the oysters


As with any event, the festival has a few rules: No coolers. No pets. No tailgating. And one request: Please carpool. Long cited as problematic areas by festival goers, this year’s parking and traffic should be better. An additional entrance from U.S. Highway 17 will enable use of several hundred extra parking spaces unavailable in past years. Visitors entering here can use a free parkand-ride trolley shuttle. The festival contracted the service from a professional company that specializes in car parking at special events. Organizers used the same group during October’s Taste of Charleston, helping traffic flow to and from the festival. “It’s a tremendous improvement,” Britzius said. “An expensive one, but well worth it.” The festival costs $12 in advance and $15 at the gate. Kids 10 and under get in free. Bring your own oyster knives and gloves or buy them on site. Oysters cost $10 for 3½ dozen. All proceeds benefit four local charities: The Ronald McDonald House, Hospitality Heroes, Hollings Cancer Center and the Charleston County Schools Science Materials Resource Center. To date, the CRA has raised more than $1 million in charitable contributions. And wouldn’t you know it? Organizers of the “World’s Largest Oyster Roast” have already begun preparations for next year’s 30th annual event. It’s just another chance to defend the crown.

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Set sail and hear gator tales

Annual Charleston Boat Show drops anchor this weekend BY ROB YOUNG

Special to The Post and Courier


he annual Charleston Boat Show plays out like a big family reunion as boaters, fishermen and women, and thousands of other marine-life enthusiasts return each year for the largest maritime event in the Lowcountry. Now in its 32nd year, the 2012 version even features a pair of far-flung visitors from the Louisiana bayous: “Trapper Joe” LaFont and stepson Tommy Chauvin from the History Channel reality series “Swamp People.” About 7,500 people are expected to attend the threeday event at the Charleston Area Convention Center. The weekend is pitched as a family event, more or less signaling the beginning of a new boating and fishing season. “I’ll recognize people from every year that come with their friends and family,” event organizer Jacqui Bomar said. “The show, even in bad economical times, has not had a real decline in attendance. That

Hull No. 1 of a 35-foot locally manufactured Scout, the Abaco, was a magnet at the 2008 Charleston Boat Show.


Please see BOAT SHOW, Page 25E

‘Swamp People’ brings the bayou to Charleston BY STRATTON LAWRENCE at the age of 6 or 7 years old,

“One day I was at the house and they pulled up and said daddy, pulling gators. He they had a show going on,” rapper Joe” LaFont died at 93, and me and him said LaFont, who regularly knows a thing or worked to the end. Even at harvests more than 200 altwo about catching that age, he was still gettin’ ligators during the annual alligators. on in the boat.” season. “They heard around Growing up deep in the LaFont never expected that that I had a lot of tags and bayou country south of a life spent fishing, shrimp- asked if I was interested.” New Orleans, LaFont’s first ing and hunting alligators Louisiana’s gator hunting memories are of relying on in the Atchafalaya Swamp season runs for one month his watery surroundings for would lead to fame, but these each September. In 2009, survival. days he’s a celebrity for those licensed hunters brought in “My daddy fished alligators very reasons, thanks to a 9,126 wild alligators, in adhis whole life,” LaFont said prominent spot on the Hisdition to the profitable farm with a matter-of-fact Cajun tory Channel reality show trade. They’re sold for their drawl. “I would have to say, “Swamp People.” meat and valuable skins. Special to The Post and Courier I was out traveling with my


Gators are a vital part of the bayou economy (and dinner table), dwarfing the South Carolina gator hunt, where 1,200 tags are issued each year. “Swamp People” shadows several families and independent hunters across lower Louisiana as they live off the land, including harvesting snakes (by hand) from the water at night and wrestling 700-pound gators into their boats. Most gator hunters

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“Trapper Joe” LaFont (left) and “Trigger” Tommy Chauvin on the hunt.

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BOAT SHOW From Page 24E

goes to show the strength of the boating community.” Such enthusiasm also may point to a resurgence within the marine industry, which in recent years has slipped along with the economy. “The boating business has made pretty good strides forward,” said Jim McClellan, general manager of the Sea Ray Scout marine dealership in Berkeley County. “I know things aren’t good for everybody, but I think to some degree, people who are working and have some income may want to let their hair down a little.” The event annually exhibits the latest merchandise from marine dealers, including aluminum boats, bay and bass boats, bowriders, center consoles, shallow-water skiffs, express and motor yachts, runabouts, sports cruisers, sportfishing boats and deck, ski and pontoon boats. McClellan emphasized a pair of emerging trends likely to draw the attention of discerning boaters: the manufacturers’ shift toward more efficient engines and an improvement in drive systems. Docking larger boats, McClellan said, often presents difficulties because of the current, wind and assorted conditions. To combat the challenge, manufacturers have introduced a new drive system that functions similarly to the pod drives used by cruise ships. A joystick allows boat operators to maneuver the craft sideways rather than use the traditional wheel and throttle method. “It really has changed people’s attitudes about boating,” McClellan said, “and opened it up for people who are hesitant to get out because of a fear of parking.” Sellers this year include perennial favorites such as Barrier Island, Butler Marine, Cape Romain, Duncan, Hanckel, Longshore, Sea Fox, Sea Ray and Scout, and Seel’s Outboard. It’s

If you go WHAT: The 32nd annual Charleston Boat Show WHEN: Noon-6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston PRICE: Adult tickets are $8, children 4-12 tickets are $3, kids 3 and under get in free FOR MORE INFO: www.thecharleston

it, sure, but it’s for all fishermen and all ages. A fishing pole and video screen allow realistic game play, as well as an opportunity for the DNR to give feedback or tips. “It looks just like you’re fighting a fish,” Bomar said. Otherwise, activities specifically geared for FILE/STAFF children include face painting, bounce castles and an Professional fisherman Phillip Hain gives a demonstration with the help of Murphy Streetman during the 2006 art workshop. The Coast Charleston Boat Show. Guard will provide a boating safety resource for dropped so dramatically,” McClellan said. “It used to families. This year marks the first be, when you were getting a boat, you were looking at wing-eating competition for the show, sponsored by 8, 9 or 10 percent interest. Just like houses now, they’re Q104.5 and, naturally, the down in the 4 and 5 percent Kickin’ Chicken restaucategories, and in the 3s for rants. The contest starts at 3 p.m. Saturday. Food from more short-term deals. It’s Sticky Fingers will be availgone a long way for folks who think they can’t afford able for purchase, as well. Artists Rick Hendrick a boat.” Similarly, the price points and Billy Wharton plan on offering pieces of chainsawfor related marine accescarved fish from cedar and sories also have dipped as driftwood, demonstrating the market has welcomed their unusual methods in newer technologies and the process. devices. And then there’s another “You can get a chart on favorite: the Coastal Fishyour iPad for $29 that will get you from Maine to Mi- ing Expo, which will feaami,” McClellan said. “That ture net-casting demos, a unit alone used to cost you primer to catching sheepsFILE/STAFF $5,000.” head, seminars on in-shore light tackle, fly-fishing and And of course, there’s Visitors to the 2010 Charleston Boat Show pass between local vendors as they make reel fishing and a how-to LaFont and Chauvin from their way to the exhibition hall at the Charleston Area Convention Center. “Swamp People,” one of the course on targeting redfish and trout with soft plastic The show also offers gear, event’s high spots. “You can come by, take a like a one-stop shop. lures. “They’re very unique,” accessories, boat supplies, look, get in the boats and “Dealers put a lot of em“Anyone in the LowcounBomar said wryly. compare. You can do all the clothing and even marine phasis on selling the boats try who has an interest in The state Department of shopping you want online, lending, insurance, finance at this event, so there are fishing and boating should Natural Resources returns and bank products from always great manufacturing but it doesn’t compare to visit,” Bomar said. “It’s rewith its interactive sport additional vendors. deals,” said event organizer seeing all the choices in fishing simulator. Kids love ally a lifestyle event.” “Interest rates have person in one place.” Bomar.

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Gator tales highlight of boat show SWAMP From Page 24E

work from open jon boats, stacking their catch along with them in the hull. Trapper Joe and his stepson and partner, “Trigger” Tommy Chauvin, work with slightly more sophisticated equipment, piling their captured gators in a giant cooler packed with ice. “A lot of guys go out and just fish until 10 or 11 o’clock and they’re done,” LaFont said. “I don’t get in ’til 4 or 5 in the evening. That’s why I’ve got to ice ’em down. This year we had record-breaking heat. That sun strikes that (gator) skin for 20 minutes, and you can just peel ’em like a banana. He’s road hide. Don’t take long to lose ’em.” Trapper Joe and Trigger Tommy are logical guests at a boat show. Their 21-foot Alweld extra wide, powered with a 150hp Suzuki motor, is easily the largest and most enviable vessel on the show. Outfitted with a white tarp awning, LaFont calls it his “sunroof,” the team is able to escape the heat. Paired with white rubber boots — “they keep your feet from cookin’,” LaFont said — the duo is capable of bringing in more gators than the other families on the show. In one episode, they created suspense by agreeing to take on 103 more tags from a friend, just a week before the season closed. After coming home empty-handed on their first two days out, Chauvin whipped up his “shake ‘n’ bake” seasoning to make the chicken they bait their lines with more enticing. “Our biggest run was 51 in one day, and 47 the next. We hit it just right,” LaFont said. “A good calm night is the best for it. They smell that chicken hanging and it smells like Popeyes Chicken, like when you pass across the chicken place and you get that good smell.”

If you go

WHAT: Meet “Trapper Joe” LaFont and “Trigger” Tommy Chauvin. WHERE: Charleston Boat Show at the Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston WHEN: 1-3 p.m. and 57 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Saturday PRICE: Free with admission to Charleston Boat Show FOR MORE INFO: www. thecharlestonboatshow. com; shows/swamp-people

With “Swamp People” entering its third season this month, LaFont, Chauvin and the other gator hunters are local and national celebrities, even appearing in commercials for small businesses in Louisiana. “When I stop somewhere to do grocery shopping or hardware shopping, it takes a little while to get out of there. I’d say about eight out of 10 people recognize me,” LaFont said. “But I’m still the same old Joe. I’m busy every day, keeping on doing my work.” At the Charleston Boat Show, LaFont and Chauvin will be on hand for meetand-greets over four scheduled sessions. They’ll have Cajun-inspired merchandise for sale, including alligator back-scratchers, key rings, autographed photos and Tshirts. Or just stop by and ask LaFont for a story, like the one about the biggest gator he ever caught, a 14-foot, 3-inch monster. If you’re really lucky, he might even teach you his signature dance. “That’ll work,” laughs LaFont when asked for a lesson. “One afternoon after the show, we’ll go get a 12-pack “Trigger” Tommy Chauvin (left) and “Trapper Joe” LaFont in a rare moment on the bank. and see if we can do the ‘Alligator Roll.’ ”


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Tonight Preservation Society of Charleston

WHAT: The Preservation Society of Charleston will hold its annual membership meeting and Carolopolis Awards Program, which recognizes outstanding achievement in exterior preservation, restoration and rehabilitation in Charleston. A reception with light refreshments will follow. WHEN: 7 p.m. Jan. 26 WHERE: The Riviera Theatre, 227 King St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 722-4630 or www.

‘Alfred Hutty’

WHAT: One of the principal artists of the Charleston Renaissance, “The Art of Alfred Hutty: Woodstock to Charleston” features more than 50 works in oil, watercolor, pastel and his exquisite prints created in Charleston and Woodstock, N.Y. WHEN: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. TuesdaySaturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday, through February. WHERE: Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. PRICE: $9 for adults; $7 for seniors, students and military; $5 for children 6-12; free for members and

For more weekend events, go online to children under 6 MORE INFO: 722-2706 or www.

‘Jill Hooper’

WHAT: This exhibition features recent work by Charleston artist Jill Hooper, a classically trained realist painter whose work has earned international recognition. WHEN: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. TuesdaySaturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday, through February. WHERE: Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. PRICE: $9 for adults; $7 for seniors, students and military; $5 for children 6-12; free for members and children under 6 MORE INFO: 722-2706 or www.

‘Turn of the Screw’

WHAT: The Village Playhouse and Rep presents “The Turn of the Screw” by Jeffrey Hatcher from the story by Henry James. WHEN: 8 p.m. Jan. 26-28 WHERE: The Village Playhouse, 730 Coleman Blvd. PRICE: $27/$25/$20 MORE INFO: 856-1579 or www.

‘Color in Freedom’

WHAT: Charleston’s Office of Cultural Affairs presents “Color in

Freedom: Journey along the Underground Railroad,” a collection of paintings, drawings and etchings by Joseph Holston. WHEN: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. TuesdayFriday; noon-5 p.m. SaturdaySunday, through March 4 WHERE: City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau St. PRICE: Free

‘Letters to Sala’

WHAT: In conjunction with C of C’s production of “Letters to Sala,” Addlestone Library will host the exhibit “Letters to Sala: A Young Woman’s Life in Nazi Labor Camps.” WHEN: 7:30 a.m.-2 a.m. MondayFriday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday through Jan. 27. WHERE: Addlestone Library, 205 Calhoun St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 953-8002 or http://

City Gallery Exhibit

WHAT: The city of North Charleston’s 2011-12 artist-in-residence, Lori Starnes Isom, will present realist portraits in her exhibit “Personal Possessions: Portraits of Me, My Family and My Dog.” WHEN: Through Jan. 31 WHERE: North Charleston City Gallery, 5001 Coliseum Drive


PRICE: Free admission/free parking MORE INFO: 740-5854 or http://

Houdini vs. Doyle

WHAT: The Karpeles Manuscript Museum is hosting a new exhibit that consists of two dozen items that focus on the relationship between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the famous magician Houdini. WHEN: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through April 27 (closed Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays) WHERE: 68 Spring St. PRICE: Free. MORE INFO: 853-4651

‘Five by Tenn’

WHAT: The College of Charleston Department of Theatre presents a production of five of Tennessee William’s one-act plays. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26-28; 3 p.m. Jan. 29 WHERE: Chapel Theatre, 172 Calhoun St. PRICE: $15, $10 students and faculty MORE INFO: 953-6306

‘Lieutenant of Inishmore’

WHAT: On a road on the island of Inishmore, someone killed an Irish Liberation Army enforcer’s cat. He’ll want to know who when he gets

back from a stint of torture and chip-shop bombing in Northern Ireland. He loves his cat more than life itself, and someone is going to pay. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26-28, Feb. 24, 9-12, 16-19 WHERE: Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 Society St. PRICE: 20/15/10$ adult/senior/ student


Chamber music

WHAT: The CSO presents Voices of Baroque, featuring soloists Ricard Bordas and Margaret Kelly Cook. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 WHERE: First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, 53 Meeting St. PRICE: Single tickets $25; student tickets $10 MORE INFO: 723-7528 or www.

Chamber music trio

‘Ecstasy of Knowing’

WHAT: The exhibit features sitespecific works by Keith W.C. Lemley. WHEN: Artist Lecture: 5:30 p.m. Jan. 27. Opening: 6-9 p.m. Jan. 27. On View: Jan. 27-March 10. WHERE: Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. PRICE: Free

WHAT: As part of the College of Charleston’s Charleston Music Fest, the Poinsett Piano Trio will perform in concert. WHEN: 8 p.m. Jan. 27 WHERE: Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip St. PRICE: $25 MORE INFO: 953-0935 or http://

Sound of Charleston

Footlight production

WHAT: Experience music of Charleston’s past, from gospel to Gershwin, Civil War and light classics. WHEN: 7 p.m. Jan. 27 WHERE: Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St. PRICE: Adults $28, seniors $25, students $16, children 12 and under free MORE INFO: 270-4903 or www.

WHAT: The Footlight Players present Oscar Wilde’s witty exploration of the Victorian upper class in “The Importance of Being Earnest.” WHEN: 8 p.m. Jan. 27-28 and Feb. 24 and 9-11; 3 p.m. Feb. 5 and 12 WHERE: The Footlight Players, 20 Queen St. PRICE: $25 adults, $22 seniors, $15 students, $12 children 12 and under

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Today Ann Caldwell

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

Live Music at Juanita’s

WHAT: Live music at Juanita’s in Mount Pleasant by Graham Whorley every Thursday from 6-9 p.m. WHEN: 6-9 p.m. Jan. 26 WHERE: Juanita Greenberg’s, 410 W. Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant

Larry Ford and Co.

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

Elise Testone

WHAT: A rock/R&B/soul/funk/jazz singer and musician. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Fish, 442 King St. PRICE: Free

Abe White

WHAT: A jazz saxophonist. WHEN: 7-10 p.m. WHERE: Toast Restaurant, 155 Meeting St.

Quentin Baxter

WHAT: A jazz ensemble led by percussionist/composer/arranger/producer Quentin Baxter. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Charleston Grill, 224 King St. PRICE: Free

Lucky’s Southern Grill

WHAT: Fran Royster is playing. WHEN: 8-11 p.m. Thursdays WHERE: Lucky’s Southern Grill, 1271 Folly Road PRICE: Free

Steve Carroll and The Bograts

WHAT: Irish sing-alongs and pub songs. WHEN: 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub, 160 Church St. PRICE: Free


WHAT: Five vocalists and three multi-instrumentalists play funk tunes from different eras. WHEN: 10:30 p.m. WHERE: Wild Wing Cafe, 644 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant PRICE: Free


David Patterson Ensemble

WHAT: Solo keyboard from 6 to

8 p.m., followed by acoustic jazz by local drummer David Patterson and company. WHEN: 6 p.m.-midnight WHERE: Mercato, 102 N. Market St. PRICE: Free

Bill Howland

WHAT: A jazz pianist based in Charleston. WHEN: 6-9 p.m. WHERE: Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar, 386 King St. PRICE: Free

Anthony Owens

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

James Slater Trio

WHAT: A jazz band based in Charleston. WHEN: 7-11 p.m. WHERE: High Cotton, 199 East Bay St. PRICE: Free

Cotton Blue

WHAT: Live blues music. WHEN: 7-10 p.m. WHERE: Aroma’s, 50 N. Market St.

The V-Tones

WHAT: Instructor Stephen Duane teaches an intermediate and beginner swing dance lesson, followed by a dance party. WHEN: Intermediate lesson, 7:15 p.m.; beginner lesson, 8 p.m.; dance party, 8:45 p.m. WHERE: Spirit Moves Studio, 445 Savannah Highway PRICE: $10 MORE INFO: 557-7690 or http://

Steve Carroll and The Bograts

WHAT: Irish sing-alongs and pub songs. WHEN: 9 p.m. WHERE: Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub, 160 Church St. PRICE: Free

Groove Junkies

WHAT: Live music with Groove Junkies and a special guest. WHEN: 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Jan. 27 WHERE: Trayce’s Too Neighborhood Grille and Pub, 2578 Ashley River Road MORE INFO: 556-2378

Dead On Time Band

WHAT: The band Dead On Time is playing at The Strike Zone. WHEN: 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Jan. 27 WHERE: The Strike Zone at Dorchester Lanes, 10015 Dorchester Road PRICE: Free


WHERE: Mercato, 102 N. Market St. PRICE: Free

Lewis, Wiltrout and Gregory

Bob Williams Duo

WHAT: Keyboardist Gerald Gregory, saxophonist Robert Lewis and drummer Ron Wiltrout perform acoustic covers and originals. WHEN: 6 p.m.-midnight WHERE: Mercato, 102 N. Market St. PRICE: Free

Keith Miller

WHAT: Keith Miller grew up in Spartanburg and started playing guitar at age 6. WHEN: 7-10 p.m. Jan. 28 WHERE: Single Smile Cafe, 100-A S. Main St., Summerville PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 875-7745

Frank Duvall

WHAT: An acoustic jazz trio that plays covers and originals. WHEN: 7-11 p.m. WHERE: High Cotton, 199 East Bay St. PRICE: Free

Tommy Ford Band

WHAT: Tribute band. WHEN: 8 p.m.-midnight WHERE: VFW post 3142, 3555 Dorchester Road PRICE: $5


WHAT: Live music with 24/Seven. WHEN: 9:30 p.m. Jan. 28 WHERE: Trayce’s Too Neighborhood Grille and Pub, 2578 Ashley River Road MORE INFO: 556-2378

Midlife Crisis Band

WHEN: 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Jan. 28 WHERE: The Strike Zone at Dorchester Lanes, 10015 Dorchester Road PRICE: Free

Sunday Dori Chitayat

WHAT: A Spanish and Flamenco guitarist. WHEN: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. WHERE: Atlanticville Restaurant, 2063 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island PRICE: Free

New South Jazzmen

WHAT: A trad jazz band that plays a variety of teens and twenties standards. WHEN: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. WHERE: High Cotton, 199 East Bay St. PRICE: Free

Jordan Gravel

WHAT: Classics performed by a solo jazz keyboardist. WHEN: 6-9 p.m.

WHAT: This father/son duo performs classical, swing jazz, classic rock and modern arrangements. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Charleston Grill, 224 King St. PRICE: Free

Jefferson Coker

WHAT: Coker’s music is a mix of blues, country, funk, Americana and jazz. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Thirsty Turtle II, 1158 College Park Road

Fried Rainbow Trout

WHAT: Irish acoustic and folk music. WHEN: 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub, 160 Church St. PRICE: Free


WHAT: Five vocalists and three multi-instrumentalists play funk tunes from different eras. WHEN: 10:30 p.m. WHERE: Wild Wing Cafe, 36 N. Market St. PRICE: Free

Monday Margaret Coleman and Wayne Dawes

WHAT: Acoustic/folk/jazz music. WHEN: 6-10 p.m. WHERE: High Cotton, 199 East Bay St. PRICE: Free

Leah Suarez Trio

WHAT: This local vocalist performs jazz standards and Latin/Bossa Nova-influenced originals. WHEN: 6-10 p.m. WHERE: Mercato, 102 N. Market St. PRICE: Free

Quentin Baxter Ensemble

WHAT: A jazz ensemble led by percussionist/composer/arranger/producer Quentin Baxter. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Charleston Grill, 224 King St. PRICE: Free


WHAT: An acoustic/pop/rock musician and singer who does covers and originals. WHEN: 7-10 p.m. WHERE: Wild Wing Cafe, 36 N. Market St. PRICE: Free

David Landeo

WHAT: acoustic/electric rock

WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Red’s Ice House, 98 Church St. PRICE: Free

The Pulse Trio


WHAT: Acoustic jazz standards and popular tunes. WHEN: 6-10 p.m. WHERE: Mercato, 102 N. Market St. PRICE: Free

James Slater Trio

Dave Landeo

WHAT: A jazz band based in Charleston. WHEN: 6-10 p.m. WHERE: High Cotton, 199 East Bay St. PRICE: Free

Frank Duvall Trio

WHAT: Acoustic jazz standards and originals. WHEN: 6-10 p.m. WHERE: Mercato, 102 N. Market St. PRICE: Free

Jim and Whitt Algar

WHAT: This duo covers a wide spectrum of styles and genres, from Elvis Presley to Eric Clapton to Johnny Cash. WHEN: 7-10 p.m. WHERE: Atlanticville Restaurant, 2063 Middle St. PRICE: Free

Open Mic Night

WHAT: Bring your instrument or voice and join in. Music is rock, folk, blues and beyond. WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesdays WHERE: Single Smile Cafe, 100-A South Main St., Summerville PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 875-7745

Fire and Ice Karaoke

WHAT: Wet Willie’s Karaoke with DJ Wild Bill every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. WHEN: 9 p.m. Tuesdays WHERE: Wet Willies, 209 East Bay St. PRICE: No cover MORE INFO: 826-2193 or http://

Wednesday Barn Jam

WHAT: Enjoy music from Wire and Wood, Prettier Than Matt, Aaron Woody Wood and Wesley Cook. Food and beverages are available for purchase. WHEN: 6-10 p.m. Feb. 1 WHERE: Sewee Outpost, 4853 U.S. Highway 17, Awendaw PRICE: Free

Ann Caldwell Trio

WHAT: Jazz and blues singer Ann Caldwell joins a jazz trio featuring vibraphone, bass and drums. WHEN: 6-10 p.m. WHERE: High Cotton, 199 East Bay St. PRICE: Free

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

Keith Bruce

WHAT: An acoustic singer/guitarist. WHEN: 6:30-9:30 p.m. WHERE: Iacofano’s Italian Bar & Grill, 626 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant PRICE: Free

Acoustic Music Open Mic Night

WHEN: 7-10 p.m. WHERE: Local Market+Coffee Bar, 1331 Ashley River Road

Jordan Igoe

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

Lucky’s Southern Grill

WHAT: Jaykob Kendrick will be playing. WHEN: 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays WHERE: Lucky’s Southern Grill, 1271 Folly Road PRICE: Free

Lowcountry Blues

WHAT: This weekly, rotating lineup of blues musicians showcases a variety of styles and talent. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ, 1205 Ashley River Road PRICE: Free

Ted McKee & Friends

WHAT: Enjoy live music every Wednesday with Ted McKee & Friends. WHEN: 7-10 p.m. Feb. 1 WHERE: D.D. Peckers Wing Shack, 1660 Savannah Highway PRICE: Free

New South Jazzmen

WHAT: A trad jazz band that plays a variety of teens and twenties standards. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Osteria La Bottiglia, 420 King St.

Larry David Project

WHAT: Hits from ’60s through ’90s. WHERE: Wild Wing Cafe, 36 N. Market St. PRICE: Free

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‘The Cay’

WHAT: The Flowertown Players present a production of “The Cay,” the story of a boy who is shipwrecked on an island with an Indian deckhand and must learn to put aside his racial prejudice in order to survive. WHEN: 8 p.m. Jan. 27-28; 2 p.m. Jan. 29 WHERE: The Flowertown Players, 133 S. Main St., Summerville PRICE: $20 adults, $17 seniors and military, $15 students MORE INFO: 875-9251 or http://

Indigo Concert Series

WHAT: The Cooper School will host a concert by Susan Conant and Hazel Ketchum, who will perform Celtic music. WHEN: 8 p.m. Jan. 27 WHERE: The Cooper School, 723 St. Andrews Blvd. PRICE: $15 at door MORE INFO: 573-1033


Bull’s Island sunrise

WHAT: Watch the sunrise on Bull’s Island’s Boneyard Beach during this rare early morning expedition. Participants should meet at Garris Landing. From there, they will take a boat to the island, where there are 16 miles of trail and 7 miles of beach to explore. Participants should dress warmly and pack a lunch and water. WHEN: 5:45 a.m. Jan. 28 WHERE: Garris Landing Pier, Bulls Island Road PRICE: $40 MORE INFO: 884-7684 or http://

Middleton Place

WHAT: Charleston tri-county area residents receive 60 percent off general admission every weekend in January. Explore America’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens with overview tours given on the hour from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and the plantation stableyards where craft artisans demonstrate the working life of many slave men and women. WHERE: Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road PRICE: Adults $10, students $6 and children $4 MORE INFO: 556-6020 or www.

‘Miss Representation’

WHAT: The College of Charleston will offer two screenings of the film “Miss Representation.” A reception will be held after each. The documentary, written, directed and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the under-representation of women in

positions of power and influence. WHEN: 11 a.m. Jan. 28 and 3 p.m. Feb. 1 WHERE: Robert Scott Small Building, 175 Calhoun St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 953-2280 or email contact Alison Piepmeier at

Church, 124 Spring St. PRICE: $10 MORE INFO: 532-3536 or 571-3271, or email plymouthchurc

Charleston Stage

WHAT: Members of the Goose Creek Artists Guild will present works in a variety of mediums and subjects as part of its annual show. A free reception is hosted by members of the guild at 5-7 p.m. Feb. 2. WHEN: On view during February WHERE: North Charleston City Gallery, 5001 Coliseum Drive PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 740-5854 or http://

WHAT: “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” a musical for young people, is based on the acclaimed children’s book by Judith Viorst. It tells the story of Alexander, a kid who has a day when absolutely nothing goes right. WHEN: 3 p.m. Jan. 28 and 29 WHERE: Dock Street Theater, 135 Church St. PRICE: Adults $22; seniors (60+) $22; students $22 MORE INFO: 577-7183 or www.

Showcase Ball

WHAT: Elite Dance International Studio and Apparel will hold its Showcase Ball. The professional show will be by Ryan Lewis and Natalia Fridmanovich. WHEN: 5:30-9 p.m. Jan. 28 WHERE: Elite Dance International Studio & Apparel, 709 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant PRICE: $25 in advance, $30 at door MORE INFO: 654-1011 or www.

Symphonic Swing

WHAT: Charleston Jazz Orchestra will perform some of the most recognizable works from traditional and orchestral repertoire of major composers. Expect some fun twists on familiar tunes. WHEN: 7 p.m. Jan. 28 WHERE: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. PRICE: $30-$40 MORE INFO: 641-0011 or www.

Baroque music

WHAT: The Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents chamber music from the masters of the Baroque era including Vivaldi, Handel, Bach, and Corelli with a concert featuring soloists Ricard Bordas and Margaret Kelly Cook. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 WHERE: Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, 302 Hibben St. PRICE: Single tickets $25; student tickets $10 MORE INFO: 723-7528 or www.

Sunday Life of Denmark Vesey

WHAT: A musical dramatization, written and produced by Pastor Carl Bright, depicting the life of Denmark Vesey. WHEN: 4-5:30 p.m. Jan. 29 WHERE: Plymouth Congregational

Wednesday Goose Creek artists

Barn Jam

WHAT: Enjoy music from Wire and Wood, Prettier Than Matt, Aaron Woody Wood and Wesley Cook. Food and beverages are available for purchase. WHEN: 6-10 p.m. Feb. 1 WHERE: Sewee Outpost, 4853 N. Highway 17 PRICE: Free

Thursday, Feb. 2 Small Business Lunch

WHAT: Post and Courier editor and publisher Bill Hawkins will be the featured speaker at the Small Business Lunch at Halls. WHEN: Noon Feb. 2 WHERE: Halls Chophouse, 434 King St. PRICE: $28 MORE INFO: 303-1113 or www.

String Quartet

WHAT: Presented by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Favorites for string quartet, including Dvorak’s American Quartet plus selections by Cole Porter and George Gershwin. A light reception will follow. WHEN: 7 p.m. Feb. 2 WHERE: The Colleton Center, 494 Hampton St. PRICE: $20, $10 for students MORE INFO: 549-9122 or www.

Champagne (v.) for a Cause to raise a glass for Charleston Waterkeeper. A portion of sales will be donated to Charleston Waterkeeper. WHEN: 4:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Feb. 3 WHERE: Fish restaurant, 442 King St.

Free Film Screening

WHAT: In 1958, Jerome Robbins’ “NY Export: Opus Jazz”became a hit when it was broadcast on television and toured around the world. Set to an evocative jazz score and abstract urban backdrops, the dance told the story of disaffected urban youth through blended ballet, jazz and ballroom dancing with Latin, African and American rhythms to create an expressive, sexy and contemporary style. WHEN: 8-9 p.m. Feb. 3 WHERE: Recital Hall College of Charleston, 54 St. Philip St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 953-4422 or http://

Saturday, Feb. 4 Clean Up Day

WHAT: Join Nature Adventures to help clean up boat landings in the national forest. Call Nature Adventures to sign up a crew and receive a free $10-$20 gift certificate each. WHEN: 8 a.m. Feb. 4 WHERE: U.S. Forest Service Francis Marion National Forest Headquarters, 2967 Steed Creek Road PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 568-3222 or www.

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Friday, Feb. 3 Struggle for Freedom

WHAT: This performance celebrates the work and life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the context of the American civil rights movement. For grades 3-adult. WHEN: 10-11 a.m. Feb. 3 WHERE: Sterett Hall, 7th Street PRICE: Children $2, adults free; group reservations required MORE INFO: 740-5854 or http://

Chas. Waterkeeper

WHAT: Join Fish restaurant and

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TODAY’S HOROSCOPE ARIES (March 21-April 19): Keep a low profile and take care of business. Don’t let emotions interfere with what needs to be done. TAURUS (April 20May 20): Love is in the stars, and a little romance will do you good. Volunteer or offer your services to a campaign you believe in and you will meet someone interesting. GEMINI (May 21June 20): Whether it is in your personal life, an organization you are involved with or a potentially ugly situation, protect your interests and retreat before it’s too late. CANCER (June 21July 22): Live, love and laugh. You have to enjoy life, not let it pass you by or just endure it. Let down your guard a little and experience new people.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You’ll be tempted to overspend on people and on items you don’t need. Stick close to home and avoid fasttalking sales people.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21): Put greater emphasis on your talents and how you can use them to get ahead. Don’t let love stand in the way of progress.

VIRGO (Aug. 23Sept. 22): You’ll be drawn to people who are aggressive and who know how to get things done. Not everything has to be perfect to work.

CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19): Someone from your past or something you did way back when will have an impact on your life now. Let love flourish.

LIBRA (SEPT. 23OCT. 22): Look, see and do. It’s up to you to take charge and to make things happen. Finish jobs and enjoy the company of your peers and colleagues.

AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18): Keep your funds and your possessions in a safe place. Use discipline and hard work to attain your goals.

SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21): Put more effort into your home, family and domestic life. A couple of adjustments can make your home more comfortable and entertaining.

PISCES (FEB. 19MARCH 20): Keep a level head and everything else will fall into place. A power struggle will not be worth your time and effort. Go it alone if you want to avoid opposition.

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Birthday party was shopping spree

A page out of literary history



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ontinuing the theme of birthday celebrations, this week Head2Head trivia is acknowledging the 150th anniversary of Edith Wharton’s birth (Jan. 24). Long-time champion Michael Flynn is being challenged by Angie Bowman, who is homeschooling her children. Susan Wissler, executive director, sits outside Edith Wharton’s home, The Mount, in Lenox, Mass.

QUESTIONS 1. Wharton’s first published book was not a work of fiction but was instead about which of the following: poetry, travel or design? 2. Wharton often depicted the upper class of which city in her novels? 3. Who is the main character in “The House of Mirth?” 4. Name the novel that won Wharton the Pulitzer Prize in 1921. 5. Which American literary figure was a close friend of Wharton’s? 6. Name the book that contains the following first line: “I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story.” 7. What is the name of Wharton’s home-turned-museum in the Berkshires? 8. Following her divorce in 1911, she moved to what country? 9. What is the name of Wharton’s autobiography? 10. What unfinished novel of Wharton’s was published a year after her death in 1937?


MICHAEL’S ANSWERS 1. I’m going with poetry. 2. Pretty sure it’s New York. 3. Having never read the book, I have no idea. 4. “Age of Innocence.” That’s me guessing. 5. Fitzgerald? 6. That book that was the earlier question, “The House of Mirth.” 7. The Villa 8. Italy 9. “Edith Wharton, A Life.” 10. “Ethan Frome”

CONCLUSION Oh, how the mighty have fallen. After a long, illustrious reign as Head2Head trivia champ, Michael finally admits defeat in apparently the only subject he knew very little about. Despite the loss, he was a great champion with an impressive string of victories that will be tough for someone to match anytime soon. In the meantime, there’s a new Head2Head trivia champ on the block, and Angie will be back next week to take on a new opponent.

ANGIE’S ANSWERS 1. I think it was a decoration book, so I will say design. 2. New York 3. Oh, I love that book, and Lily Bart is such a tragic character. 4. A wonderful novel, “The Age

of Innocence.” 5. She and Henry James were really close friends. 6. I’m not completely sure, but I think it might be “Ethan Frome.” 7. The Mount. I’ve been there. 8. France. First to Paris and then Provence. 9. Oh no, you’ve stumped me. I don’t know the answer to this one. 10. I’m not sure. Maybe “The Custom of the Country?”

CORRECT ANSWERS 1. Design 2. New York 3. Lily Bart 4. “The Age of Innocence” 5. Henry James

6. “Ethan Frome” 7. The Mount 8. France 9. “A Backward Glance” 10. “The Buccaneers”

EAR ABBY: My 12year-old daughter, “Mandy,” was invited to a friend’s birthday party along with 12 other girls. They were told to meet at the mall, where they’d “go shopping” together, then go for a sleepover afterward. The birthday girl told her friends to bring money as gifts. Well, she raked in more than $300, then proceeded to spend it all on herself while her friends stood and watched. Mandy returned home the next day and told me that although the girl spent the money on herself, her mom did buy them each a beverage. Abby, I gave my daughter $20 to go to the party, thinking the money would be for all of their fun, not the birthday girl’s financial gain. I thought your readers might want to learn from my mistake. These days, a birthday party may not be a party at all! — HORRIFIED IN WICHITA DEAR HORRIFIED: While this may have been shocking to you, the kind of party you have described may be acceptable to your daughter and her circle of friends. The birthday girl’s intentions could have been made more clear: She requested money as gifts and instructed everyone to meet at the mall. However, they accepted the invitation on her terms. The sleepover may have been the party. I hope they were fed after the mall crawl because they must have been starving. DEAR ABBY: My dad died unexpectedly last year three months before my 18th birthday. He had been kicked out of the house a few months prior to that because he was a horrible alcoholic who destroyed everything he ever cared about. He froze to death, alone. My boyfriend is my soulmate. He has been my only source of support since Dad died. Mom ignores every-

DEAR ABBY thing and has left me alone to go through all of this, spending my Social Security on vacations we could never have afforded before. My best friend is away at school in a different state and I’m more alone than ever. How am I supposed to survive all this alone? — ALWAYS ALONE DEAR ALONE: Please accept my sympathy for the tragic loss of your father, who paid the ultimate price for his addiction. You write well and are obviously intelligent. If you’re still in school, counseling may be available for you if there is a counselor on staff. Because your mother is emotionally unavailable and your best friend is out of state, your friend’s mother might be willing to listen and advise you during this difficult period. DEAR ABBY: My motherin-law is a widow. She says she no longer wants to be addressed as Mrs. because she is not married. I thought that once married you were always a Mrs. unless you choose to be a Ms. Isn’t it proper for a widow to be addressed as Mrs.? — DAUGHTER-IN-LAW IN WASHINGTON STATE DEAR DAUGHTER-INLAW: As a widow, your mother-in-law can continue to use her married name or adopt any name she chooses. If she prefers not to be called Mrs., her wishes should be respected. Some widows prefer to be called “Mrs. John Jones” for the rest of their lives, while others do not. If your motherin-law prefers “Ms. Betty Jones,” that’s fine, too. Write


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