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COVER STORY: The BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival officially kicks off Friday! And whether you already have your tickets or waited until the last minute, we can help you out as we’ve got a map of the Culinary Village and a list of events that still have tickets available. Pages 20-23

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4 | get out

david Quick previews outdoor options

5 | dollar days

check out dollar days, written by charleston scene editor allison nugent

6-8 | movies

“Jack the giant slayer,” “phantom”

9 | movie listings

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an interview with Jake shimabukuro, cd reviews, upcoming shows

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runners with mullets take over mullet hall more online b id adieu to february with one of the most fun trail runs in the charleston area on saturday. organizers of the mullet haul encourage runners to don a mullet, real or fake, and haul either five miles or ten miles on trails through the beautiful woods and pastures of the mullet hall equestrian center at Johns island county park. you don’t have to wear one, though, and there’s plenty of fun to be had watching the goofballs who do. Besides awards for the fastest runners in the usual categories, the person wearing the best mullet and corresponding costume will get a special prize. The run is a rare opportunity for the 99 percent of us who don’t own horses to enjoy the equestrian center, at 2662 mullet hall road (off of river road), which is usually open for trail riding and equestrian events only. if you miss the mullet haul, though, you’ll have another chance to run at the park on oct. 12 during the inaugural lowcountry trail half-marathon.

to read more get out columns by david Quick, go to www.postandcourier. com/section/features columnists.

to register for mullet haul and hear more details via video, go to www.ccprc. com/mullethaul, or call 795-4386.

be spe.edy

in its third year, trek Bicycle store in mount pleasant will be holding its annual spe.ed ride, to benefit wando high school’s special education programs, at 8 a.m. saturday starting from awendaw green. avid cyclist and parent of a special needs child, chris morrell started the ride when special education funding was scaled back in south carolina in 2009 and 2010. with the event planning resources of the trek Bicycle store in mount pleas-

ant, in its brief two years, the spe.ed. ride has drawn about 200 bicyclists and has generated more than $4,000 for these programs. This year’s ride through the francis marion national forest has two different distances to choose from: 25 miles or 62.5 miles (a metric century). trek will provide pre-ride mechanical and roadside support. The finale will feature live music on the green and a lowcountry boil to replace photographs by amie grace photography those burned calories. A pair of goofy guys sport mullets for the 2011 Mullet Haul on Johns Island. Though online registration ended wednesday, late registration is available friday at the trek store, located at The market at oakland in mount pleasant, and saturday before the event at awendaw green. The late fee is $35 for the 25-mile ride and $45 for the 62.5-mile ride. and if you don’t want to ride but still want to support the cause by going to the party, the cost is $15 on friday and $20 at the event. trekbikesofmount

torch run

This weekend is a big one for special olympics in the lowcountry. The annual mid-winter games are friday through sunday at The citadel. locals wanting to show their support can participate in friday’s 2.3-mile “The flame of hope” torch run. law enforcement officers will join special olympics athletes on the run parade from Brittlebank park to The citadel for the opening ceremonies. The mid-winter games is a statewide special olympics event that attracts more than

Participants run the trail in the 2011 Mullet Haul. 1,000 athletes, 250 coaches, partners, families and 1,000 volunteers. athletes and partners will compete in masters bowling, badminton, basketball

skills, basketball team play, power lifting, disc golf, unified bowling and young athletes events throughout the weekend. The fee to join the torch

run is $20. reach david Quick at 9375516 or dquick@postand

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find the fun around town this weekend i

don’t know about you, but come friday i’m looking to cut loose and have a good time. nothing crazy, but laughter is always a plus in this department. and it just so happens that there are a few events happening this weekend on the peninsula that fall under this category.

pinball tourney

The folks over at recovery room, everyone’s favorite place for pBr and tater tots, will be hosting the second annual charleston pinception pinball tourney on saturday. starting at 2 p.m., the tournament will feature four pinball machines all on free play. The event is open to all skill levels and the cost to enter is a whopping $5.

last year’s tournament featured players from all over south carolina, north carolina, virginia and florida. Those interested in watching but not playing can do so for free. The event is sponsored by charleston gamerooms and pBr. The recovery room is at 685 king st. call 727-0999 or go to for more info.

Charleston Gamerooms

Charleston Gamerooms and PBR are sponsoring the second annual Charleston Pinception Pinball Tourney at Recover Room.

mJ tribute Being a child of the ’80s, there’s a special place in my

heart for michael Jackson. i grew up listening to him and know the lyrics to all of his songs. heck, i

know the choreographed dance moves to “Thriller” (i learned it for dance team in high school). and since i’ll never have the chance to see him live, the next best thing is catching a show of who’s Bad: The ultimate michael Jackson tribute Band at the music farm. doors open at 8 p.m. friday. tickets are $15 in advance, $17 the day of the show. as it’s a tribute, i’d bet money on some of the songs featured during the show. But no matter what they perform, if you’re a fan of mJ, you’re almost guaranteed to have a good time. The music farm is at 32 ann st. reach them at 577-6989 or go to www.musicfarm.


Journey tribute

if you know me or have read this column in the past, then you’re well aware of my love for Journey. (no, i’m not ashamed.) again, i know all the lyrics to the songs. i’m the one in the bar and in my car belting out “don’t stop Believin’.” and while Journey is still touring, in my mind, they’re just not the same since steve perry left the band. i’d still see them live, don’t get me wrong, but a tribute show might just do the group justice. trial By fire: The ultimate Journey tribute will be performing saturday at the music farm. tickets are $10 and the doors open at 8 p.m. Join the revolution.

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‘Jack the giant slayer’

Big-bucks beanstalk is a highlight of this somewhat violent fairy tale By roger moore MCT

movie review

ne thing this current run of blockbuster fairy tales inspired by tim Burton’s “alice in wonderland” has taught us is how very hard it is to be tim Burton. multiple versions of “snow white,” a comic splatter film “hansel & gretel” — some have attempted Burton’s visual whimsy, all have failed to find his tone. Bryan (“X-men”/“usual suspects”) singer takes his shot with “Jack the giant slayer,” a genial, watchable and somewhat violent version of “Jack and the Beanstalk” that lacks much in the way of magic, romance or wit. The best two jokes are in the opening credits, with singer’s “usual suspects”inspired production company logo rendered into a police lineup — of giants — and at the final curtain, suggesting the story’s con-

 (out of five stars) director: bryan singer cast: nicholas hoult, ewan mcgregor, eleanor tomlinson, ian mcshane, stanley tucci rated: pg-13 for intense scenes of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief language running time: 1 hour, 53 minutes more photos: For more photographs from the film, check out the story and review on charleston


photographs by warner bros.

Eddie Marsan (from left) as Crawe, Ewan McGregor as Elmont, Nicholas Hoult as Jack and Stanley Tucci as Roderick in a scene from “Jack the Giant Slayer.” nection to modern “englishmen” whose blood those rhyming giants smell after they’ve started their “fee, fie, foe” and “fum.” notice i said “giants.” as in legions of them. The familiar tale of the farm boy who

loses the family horse (in this case) for a bag of magic beans, the towering stalk that reaches into the heavens and a giant’s lair, the magic harp, goose that lays golden eggs, etc., has been given a video-game framework here.

The boy (nicholas hoult of “warm Bodies”) is still gullible. he still finds the beans. But there’s a spirited princess (eleanor tomlinson, who was in “alice in wonderland”) who needs rescuing, a power-mad lord

high constable (stanley tucci) to foil, a soldier (ewan mcgregor) to befriend and all those giants to slay. it’s “The princess Bride” without the laughs. a charming prologue has young Jack and young isabel

hearing the rhyming legend of the land of giants from their respective parents. ten years later, Jack’s injunction to “take responsibility” is ignored when he please see ‘jack’, page e7

actors stanley tucci, ewan mcgregor on ‘Jack the giant slayer’ Q&a

By John anderson Newsday

though, and several first-rate actors, namely stanley tucci, as the villainous lord rodack the giant slayer,” erick, and ewan mcgregor, the latest phantasmaas the virtuous elmont. gorical big-budget, They spoke to newsday special-effects film from “X- from a press day at london’s men” director Bryan singer, hampton court palace, first got under way about originally built for cardinal three years ago. But back Thomas wolsey during the then it had a different direc- reign of henry viii. tor (d.J. caruso), different Q: The film hews fairly writers and even a different closely to the venerable title. “Jack and the Beanstalk” somewhere along the line fairy tale, but is it tough “Jack the giant killer” betalking about a movie you came “Jack the giant slayer.” started shooting almost and while “fee, fi, fo, fum” two years ago? is still in the script, no one tucci: one hopes to be able says anything like “i smell to do a junket like this pretty the blood of an englishman” soon after a film’s done, so (much less talk about grind- it’s fresh in your mind. But ing bones or making bread). it’s nice to see the old gang again ... after so many years. There is a beanstalk,


Q: As the movie’s chief swashbucklers, you both seemed to be in competition for the Basil Rathbone Award. tucci: ewan actually was gunning for the errol flynn award; i was the one channeling Basil rathbone. But you know, those old adventure films that people like that made, they had a great impression on me when i was a kid. and ewan felt the same way. and when we were offered a movie like this, it’s tough to say no. mcgregor: There aren’t please see Q&a, page e7

A scene from “Jack the Giant Slayer.”

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Stanley Tucci and Ewen Bremner star in “Jack The Giant Slayer.” ‘jack’ from page e6

loses the farm horse to a monk with a mission: to get those magic beans to a safe place. accidents happen, the stalk grows, taking the princess skyward with it. The king (ian mcshane, in a silly suit of armor) is at a loss. he sends an expedition up the stalk to find her. That’s where Jack meets elmont, the dashing captain of the guards, given a world war ii, “tally ho” fighter piQ&a from page e6

very many opportunities to play a part like this, the kind that has big classic characters where you immediately recognize who and what they are. and the script is full of wit and humor, which made it even more fun.

Q: In a sort of architectural sense, you’re both playing the same role: Nicholas Hoult (“X-Men First Class”) is Jack, Eleanor Tomlinson (“Alice in Wonderland”) is Princess Isabelle, and usually in these adventure stories there would be another principal male, usually a villain. But here are the both of you, sort of occupying the same space.

lot’s swagger by mcgregor. pity about the haircut. and that’s where Jack runs afoul of the scheming roderick, played with mildly malevolent glee by tucci. The moment he flashes that gap between his teeth, older movie fans will see who he’s going for, an old school terry Thomas-style “rotter,” somebody the giants can “deal” with. There are moments of “shrek”-like playfulness in the carnival set up at the base of the stalk as our

heroes and villains climb it. But the vast array of writers (christopher mcQuarrie among them) can’t find anything funny for mcshane to do or say. and the hilarious Bill nighy is lost inside an expensively animated twoheaded behemoth. which is the lot of the film, as well. for all singer’s expertise at making the fantastic real, all we’re left with here is an expensive-looking bauble — worth eyeing, but not really anything to treasure.

tucci: i suppose it’s structured in a strange way. in another movie, ewan would be the male lead, and i would be the bad male lead, but then you have nick, who’s really the male lead, and it’s all very confusing.

prerecord all the giants’ movements with motion capture, so we were able to see what we were doing. we could watch what we were supposed to be seeing, and we watched it before we did a take, at which time we would be looking at a tennis ball on a stick or something. and then you just use your imagination, more than anything else. But the job is the same at the end of the day. you have to create the same effects. tucci: obviously, it would be much more fun to work with another actor across from you and not a guy with a tennis ball on a stick. and it’s more exciting. and you get a lot more satisfaction as an actor from doing a movie like that. well, some of them, anyway.

Q: Is it confusing for the two of you, both very serious actors, giving a performance in a movie that’s so rich in special effects? mcgregor: The job is the thing. you have to still play a scene as if you’re in your character’s shoes, but the interplay is slightly different. or not existent — usually, you have another actor there, and you’re reacting to each other, and you create the scene together. The giants aren’t really there, of course, but they did

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hollywood pros make ‘phantom’ a solid b-movie By roger moore MCT

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invents himself as a conflicted political officer. 1/2 (out of five stars) nobody feigns an accent. n sports and the milidirector: todd robinson nobody calls anybody else tary, “professionalism” cast: ed harris, david “comrade.” They just go describes people who duchovny, william Fichtner, about the business of putting go about their work with lance henriksen, Johnaan aged, crowded killing a calm, dispassionate efthon schaech, sean patrick machine through its paces ficiency: no fuss, no panic Flannery en route to the pacific, where when things go wrong, few rated: r for nerves, loyalties and history mistakes, little attention violence will be put to the test. paid to the odds, the chance running characters spend much for glory. time: 1 hour, of the movie explaining you can apply that word 38 minutes submarine tactics to the to movie actors, too. The “guests” on board, who great cast of character actors apparently have never B-67 out to sea on one last of “phantom,” a solid cold seen a submarine movie. cruise before they sell her to (“sound is the enemy of a war-era submarine thriller the chinese and put him out submarine.”) of modest ambitions, never to pasture. she’s a “smoker,” reveals that this isn’t “The They diagram kremlin an aged diesel sub in an age politics and conspiracy hunt for red october” or of “atom smasher” powered theories, and gripe about “k-19: The widowmaker.” ed harris, william fichboats. he’s the son of a hero the americans: always trailtner, david duchovny and of the service, and is haunt- ing them, always on watch, co. show up, hit their marks, ed by his past. “with their snouts in the give their lines some punch does he believe in omens? trough.” and play the heck out of this his hastily assembled crew robinson manages some B-picture, which could eas- drops stuff while they’re suspense, but the thriller’s ily have been just a prop (a frantically loading the boat. ticking clock is a weak one. submarine) in search of a Things break. oh, and his he’s sloppy at solving script movie. commanding officer (lance problems, giving a character writer-director todd rob- henriksen, another old pro) in the submarine claustrophoinson (he scripted “white shoots himself as the B-67 bia so that another character squall”) has cooked up an clears the harbor. must handle a difficult task. alternative bit of cold war on board is a nuclearBut the cast never lets on mythology. armed missile, some sort that this alternative history in 1968, a tense time when of experimental gadget and (think glomar explorer) u.s. and soviet subs were a couple of heavy-handed isn’t the most dazzling riff tangling and occasionally security guys, led by Bruni on the soviet-era “silent sinking, a soviet sub went (david duchovny) to super- service.” missing. here’s a far-fetched vise the testing of it. captain to boson, harris to explanation. william fichtner is the henriksen, this hollywood harris plays the retiring loyal second in command. crew is too professional for The movie poster for “Phantom.” soviet captain taking the Johnathon schaech rethat.


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score: Out of 5 stars g: General Audiences pg: Parental Guidance pg-13: Parents strongly cautioned, some content unsuitable for children under 13 nr: Not Rated r: Restricted Note: Dates and times are subject to change. Call the theater to make sure times are correct.

Opening 21 and Over r

the evening before an important interview, a straight-a medical student celebrates his 21st birthday with two friends and it turns into a night of total mayhem.

Fichtner star in this cold war-era suspense thriller about a soviet submarine captain who leads a covert mission that could lead to global nuclear war, inspired by true events. citadel: Fri-march 7: 1:25, 4:10, 7:15, 9:25 northwoods: Fri-march 7: 1:25, 4, 7, 9:30

Shakugan No Shana

cinebarre: Fri: 1:05, 4:05, 7:20, 9:40; satsun: 10:05, 1:05, 4:05, 7:20, 9:40; mon-march 7: 1:05, 4:05, 7:20, 9:40 citadel: Fri-march 7: 1:40, 4:10, 7:10, 9:40 James island: today: 10; Fri: 4, 7:10, 9:40; sat-sun: 1:20, 4, 7:10, 9:40; mon-march 7: 4, 7:10, 9:40 northwoods: Fri-march 7: 1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40

animated film based on the shakugan no shana series about a high school boy who accidentally becomes involved in an age-old conflict between forces of balance and imbalance in existence.

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel



documentary on diana vreeland, fashion editor with harper’s bazaar and editor-in-chief with vogue. park circle: sat: 8

Jack the Giant Slayer  pg-13

a young farmhand accidentally opens the gateway to a world of giants and an ancient war between the kingdoms is reignited.

cinebarre: Fri: 12:45, 3:45, 7:30, 10:20; sat-sun: 9:50, 12:45, 3:45, 7:30, 10:20; monmarch 7: 12:45, 3:45, 7:30, 10:20 citadel: Fri-march 7: 2, 5 citadel 3d: Fri-march 7: 8 citadel imaX: Fri-march 7: 1:10, 3:55, 7, 9:45 hwy 21: 8:35 James island: today: 10; Fri-march 7: 4, 9:35 James island 3d: Fri: 6:50; sat-sun: 1:15, 6:50; mon-march 7: 6:50 northwoods: Fri-march 7: 2, 5, 8 northwoods 3d: Fri-march 7: 1:30, 4:10, 7, 9:45


park circle: wed: 8


1/2 pg-13

French-language drama about a married elderly couple who have their love tested when the wife suffers a stroke.

terrace: today-march 7: 12:25, 2:45, 5, 7:25, 9:35


1/2 r

this film chronicles a cia operation to free six american hostages during the 1979 iranian revolution.

cinebarre: today: 12:45, 3:45, 7:15, 10; Fri: 1:15, 7:05; sat-sun: 10, 1:15, 7:05; mon-march 7: 1:15, 7:05 citadel: today-march 7: 1, 3:50, 6:50, 9:35 terrace: Fri: 7:10, 9:20; sat: 9:20; sunmarch 7: 7:10, 9:20

Beasts of the Southern Wild  pg-13

a young girl searches for her lost mother while facing a catastrophic environment.

The Last Exorcism: Part 2

terrace: today-Fri: 4, 9:25; sat: 9:25; sunwed: 4, 9:25; march 7: 4

nell sweetzer’s attempts to rebuild her life after possession are sidetracked when the evil force returns.

Beautiful Creatures


cinebarre: Fri: 1:20, 4:20, 7:40, 10:05; sat-sun: 10:45, 1:20, 4:20, 7:40, 10:05; monmarch 7: 1:20, 4:20, 7:40, 10:05 citadel: Fri-march 7: 1:45, 4:10, 7:10, 9:30 James island: today: 10; Fri: 4:25, 7:10, 9:50; sat-sun: 1:30, 4:25, 7:10, 9:50; monmarch 7: 4:25, 7:10, 9:50 northwoods: Fri-march 7: 1:25, 4:05, 7:05, 9:40

1/2 pg-13

two teenagers in a small southern town discover romance, but dark and mysterious secrets threaten their love.

cinebarre: today: 12:40, 3:40, 7:50, 10:10 citadel: today: 1:10, 4, 7, 9:40 James island: today: 4, 6:55, 9:50 northwoods: today-march 7: 1:20, 4:10, 7, 9:35


Dark Skies


this science-fiction horror film follows a young suburban family targeted by a


ed harris, david duchovny and william



mysterious and deadly force.

cinebarre: today: 1:15, 4:15, 7:35, 10:05; Fri: 1:10, 4:10, 7:50, 10:25; sat-sun: 10:30, 1:10, 4:10, 7:50, 10:25; mon-march 7: 1:10, 4:10, 7:50, 10:25 citadel: today-march 7: 1:30, 4:10, 7:10, 9:40 James island: today-Fri: 4:15, 7:15, 9:45; sat-sun: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 9:45; mon-march 7: 4:15, 7:15, 9:45 northwoods: today-march 7: 1:10, 4, 7, 9:40

Escape From Planet Earth

James island: today-Fri: 4:10, 7, 9:45; sat-sun: 1:20, 4:10, 7, 9:45; mon-march 7: 4:10, 7, 9:45 northwoods: today-march 7: 1:15, 3:50, 7, 9:35

The Impossible 1/2


citadel: today: 1:20, 6:50

after eight months in an institution, a man moves in with his parents and bonds with a mysterious girl.

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

Life of Pi

animated feature about an astronaut hero who rushes to answer a distress call from a dangerous alien planet and must be saved by his brother.

an adventure of a 16-year-old boy who ends up in a lifeboat with a bengal tiger.

cinebarre: today: 4:25, 9:30; Fri: 4:30; sat-sun: 11, 4:30; mon-march 7: 4:30 cinebarre 3d: today: 1:25, 7:10; Frimarch 7: 1:30, 7:10 citadel: today-march 7: 12:55, 3:05, 7:25 citadel 3d: today-march 7: 5:15, 9:35 hwy 21: Fri-sun: 6:50 James island: today-Fri: 6:30; sat-sun: 1:20, 6:30; mon-march 7: 6:30 James island 3d: today-march 7: 4, 8:50 northwoods: today: 12:55, 2, 3:05, 4, 7:25; Fri-march 7: 12:55, 3:05, 7:25 northwoods 3d: today-march 7: 5:15, 9:35

A Good Day to Die Hard

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Former police detective John mcclane (bruce willis) travels to russia to help his incarcerated son and discovers that he is a cia operative, and they team up to prevent a nuclear-weapons heist.

cinebarre: today: 1:20, 4:20, 7:45, 10:10; Fri: 1:25, 4:25, 7:45, 10:10; sat-sun: 10:25, 1:25, 4:25, 7:45, 10:10; mon-march 7: 1:25, 4:25, 7:45, 10:10 citadel: today-march 7: 2, 4:15, 6:45, 9 citadel imaX: today: 12:50, 3, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30 hwy 21: Fri-sun: 7:30 James island: today: 4:15, 7, 9:35 northwoods: today: 12:50, 2, 3, 4;15, 5:15, 6;50, 7:30, 9:10, 9:45; Fri-march 7: 12:50, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45

Identity Thief  r

a mild-mannered accounts representative (Jason bateman) crosses the country to confront the con artist (melissa mccarthy) who has stolen his identity.

cinebarre: today: 1:05, 4:05, 7:20, 9:55; Fri: 1, 4, 7:35, 10:15; sat-sun: 10:15, 1, 4, 7:35, 10:15; mon-march 7: 1, 4, 7:35, 10:15 citadel: today-march 7: 1:25, 3:55, 7, 9:35

Silver Linings Playbook


1/2 pg

Fri-march 7: 4:15, 10 citadel: today: 1:20, 3:45, 7:05, 9:35; Frimarch 7: 7 James island: today: 4:15, 6:55, 9:40 northwoods: today: 1:25, 4:10, 7:10, 9:30


citadel: today: 3:50; Fri-march 7: 1. 3:50

cinebarre: today: 12:50, 3:50, 7, 9:45; Fri: 12:40, 3:40, 7, 9:50; sat-sun: 9:55, 12:40, 3:40, 7, 9:50; mon-march 7: 12:40, 3:40, 7, 9:50 citadel: today-march 7: 1:30, 4:05, 7, 9:45 terrace: today-wed: 12:35, 2:45, 5:05, 7:20; march 7: 12:35, 2:45, 5:05




when his son is wrongfully imprisoned, a father risks everything to become an undercover informant for the dea and infiltrate a dangerous drug cartel.

 pg


this drama focuses on president lincoln though his final months in office. terrace: today: 1, 6:50; Fri-march 7: 1

The quartet

1/2 pg-13

at a special home for retired musicians, three members of a famous quartet have their lives disrupted when a soloistgone-diva becomes the newest resident. citadel: Fri-march 7: 1:20, 3:55, 6:55, 9:15 terrace: today-march 7: 12:40, 2:35, 4:30, 7, 8:55

Safe Haven

1/2 pg-13

based on nicholas sparks’ novel, a mysterious newcomer (Julianne hough) in a north carolina town has her budding romance with a local widower (Josh duhamel) threatened when she must confront the dark secrets of her past. cinebarre: today: 1, 4, 7:25, 10:15; Fri: 12:55, 3:55, 7:15, 9:55; sat-sun: 9:55, 12:55, 3:55, 7:15, 9:55; mon-march 7: 12:55, 3:55, 7:15, 9:55 citadel: today: 1:10, 2, 3:55, 5:10, 7, 8:10, 9:35; Fri-march 7: 1:10, 3:55, 7, 9:35 James island: today-Fri: 4:05, 7, 9:45; sat-sun: 1:10, 4:05, 7, 9:45 northwoods: today: 1:10, 2, 3:55, 5:10, 7:05, 8:10, 9:35 Fri-march 7: 1:10, 3:55, 7:05, 9:35

Side Effects 1/2 r

when her husband is released from prison, a woman accepts a new prescription from her psychiatrist but wakes to a body in her apartment. cinebarre: today: 1:10, 4:10, 7:40, 10:20;


cinebarre: today: 12:55, 3:55, 7:30, 9:50; Fri: 12:50, 3:50, 7:25, 10:15: sat-sun: 10:10, 12:50, 3:50, 7:25, 10:15; mon-march 7: 12:50, 3:50, 7:25, 10:15 citadel: today-march 7: 1:20, 3:55, 7, 9:35 James island: today-Fri: 4:20, 7, 9:30; sat-sun: 1:25, 4:20, 7, 9:30; mon-march 7 northwoods: today-march 7: 12:45, 3, 5:10, 7:25, 9:35

Top Gun 3-D pg

pilot pete mitchell gets his chance to compete with the best of the best at the navy’s elite fighter weapons school. citadel: today: 1:10, 3:50, 7, 9:30

Warm Bodies  pg-13

a zombie rescues and falls in love with a human, and his relationship with her makes him become more human.

citadel: today: 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30; Fri-march 7: 15, 9:30 hwy 21: Fri-sun: 9:20 northwoods: today-march 7: 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30

Zero Dark Thirty

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this film chronicles america’s hunt for osama bin laden, resulting in his death during a raid in may 2011.

cinebarre: today: 12:25, 3:25, 7:05, 10:30; Fri-march 7: 9:30 citadel: today: 12:50, 4:10, 7:30; Frimarch 7: 12:50, 3:55, 9:15 terrace: today: 9:30

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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first friday art walk

exhibits, play add to busy weekend in charleston

By olivia pool Special to The Post and Coureir


his weekend will be a busy one in downtown charleston. in addition to the folks coming out for the BB&t charleston wine + food festival this weekend, it’s also the first friday art walk in the french Quarter. The majority of galleries will be open to the public 5-8 p.m. showing the latest exhibits. here’s a smattering of what’s going on, but your photographs provided best bet will be to just wander Francis Sills’ “Dawn” (above) and “Dusk” (below) are around the french Quarter, part of the “Evolution” show at Robert Lange Studios. especially towards gallery row on Broad street.

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acclaimed artist santiago perez will be at the mary martin gallery showing his magical, fantastical, realistic characters of murgatroids, eggmen and princesses. it’s hard to explain in writing how awesomely strange these are. visit ella walton richardson fine art to see local artist christian snedeker’s signature marsh scenes, folly Beach and church camp paintings. walk upstairs and check out the works of hilarie lambert, michael gray and tina christophilis at the lambert gray gallery. for a bit of a different flavor, see the landscape and figurative oil paintings of Beijing artist hai-ou hou at coco vivo fine art. at ellis-nicholson fine art, Judy Bauman’s impasto paintings really are “one of a kind,” which is the name of her exhibit. These vivid works created by a thick application of paint with a palette knife convey emotions of fun and happiness. at robison and richard fine art, sharon rusch shaver of nashville, tenn., will be showing her oils remember-

to really take a look at how far they’ve come, and there have been a lot of laughs as we’ve talked about those first paintings,” said megan lange, gallery co-owner. fellow artist, husband and gallery co-owner robert lange agrees and adds, “our hope is for the work to inspire visitors to the show in their own creative endeavors.” artists participating in the show include: robert lange, nathan durfee, amy lind, fred Jamar, kerry Brooks, Jessica dunegan, Joshua flint, ali cavanaugh, JB Boyd, megan aline, adam hall, erik Johnson, mia Bergeron, kc collins, karen ann myers, heather horton, shannon runquist and francis sills. robert lange studios is at 2 Queen st. call 805-8052 or go to www.robertlange

‘steel magnolias’

“if you can’t find anything good to say about anybody, come sit by me.” That line is one of the most famous from “steel magnolias,” a funny, endearing and heart-warming story of a small group of women in a tiny town in louisiana. ing her many travels. shaver natural beauty surrounding directed by sheri grace is a member of the internaus, especially floral still lifes. wenger of midtown productional plein air painters. her show will be up tions, this show has been called “the funniest play ever find out more at www. through march at 160 east to make you cry.” Bay st. The show stars emily giThere will be a reception 6artist guild gallery ant, leslie vicary, susie hal8 p.m. friday at the gallery. “it seems to me charleston latt, hope grayson, susan robert lange studios lovell and Joanna cretella. charms one to plant. The in this group show called simplest and most beautiful They’ve had sold-out per“evolution,” 20 artists were camellia, the hardy climbformances for the last few asked to find a piece of art ing rose, the ever-blooming weeks, and you’ve only got a hybrid azaleas, and all the an- from their childhood and cre- few chances left to see “steel nuals fit to bloom. my garden ate a new painting referencmagnolias” at midtown, ing the older work. and the surrounding beauty behind the walgreens at the in addition to showing both intersection of camp and of the lowcountry have become part of my life and take pieces of art, there will be a folly roads on James island. short description telling the all the fruits of the spirit to There are performances at endure. cut flowers are one of story behind the younger 8 p.m. friday-saturday and the rewards that inspire me to work. march 7-9 with a sunday “ ‘evolution’ has already paint,” mary stuart hay said matinee at 3 p.m. of her show at the charleston become one of my favorite for tickets, call 795-2223 group show themes. finding or purchase online at www. artist guild gallery. hay’s show focuses on the an older work forces the artist

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ninja express battles hunger with hefty portions

By roB young Special to The Post and Courier


hat’s in a name? much actually, and in the case of ninja express, it conjures the image of a friendly ninja wielding chopsticks and a spatula rather than nunchucks. ninja express has put down roots in an old wendy’s restaurant on rivers avenue in north charleston. it’s a familiar space, as two recent occupants — the barbecue joint hickory hawg and a pizzeria called slices — have tried their luck and lost at the same locale. ninja express, at least, arrives with backup, belonging to the same company behind tsunami and the Japanese steakhouse yokoso. so, naturally, ninja express

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shrimp and scallops include the same. more notably, ninja exwhat: ninja express press crafts katsu selections where: 6150 rivers ave., ($7.99-$8.99) either made north charleston from a mass of pankohours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. breaded, deep-fried pork daily or chicken cutlets, cabbage for more: 225-0062 or and a sweet tonkatsu sauce, or touched up with a curry roux. of course, like its brothbrandishes similar asian ers in arms, tsunami and flair: hibachi and grilled en- yokoso, ninja express metes trees, beef, pork and chicken out several sushi rolls, most bowls, and katsu and curry similar to its brethren. selecdishes. tions ($3.99-$8.99) include and it does so generously, the dynamite (a tunathe restaurant constructing salmon deep-fried mix with hefty dishes to meet great avocado, cream cheese and appetites. spicy mayo); the gmc (crab, a serving of sesame chick- tempura flakes, shrimp salad en ($6.99) contains a sizeable and spicy mayo); and the share of fried rice and sweet spicy calamari (fried calacarrots, as the other mixed mari, plus cucumber, avoA plate of sesame chicken from Ninja Express. duos of steak, chicken, cado and hot sauce).

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wine + food festival opening ceremonies

By deidre schipani Special to The Post and Courier

James beard semifinalists

many familiar names in charleston, along with a couple of new ones, showed up last week as semifinalists on the 2013 James Beard foundation awards list. The list of locals being considered for the “oscars of the food world” is led by The ordinary, which is nominated for Best new restaurant. The oyster bar and seafood house opened in late december on upper king street and was recently named on gQ’s list of “The 12 most outstanding restaurants of 2013.” it’s the latest restaurant venture of mike lata, who previously won Best chef southeast in the awards, and business partner adam nemirow. sean Brock of mccrady’s and husk restaurants is up for outstanding chef for the second consecutive year. he was declared Best chef southeast in Brock 2010 before the opening of husk later that year. Brock was recently among 20 chefs nationwide selected by saveur magazine to be part of its first ever chef’s advisory Board. charleston also has three chefs among semifinalists for Best chef southeast: Jeremiah Bacon of The macintosh, craig deihl of cypress and Joshua keeler of two Boroughs larder. charleston grill at charleston place hotel is a contender for outstanding wine program. on march 18, the foundation will reveal a list of five finalists in each category at the historic lowndes grove plantation at 11 a.m. The winners will be announced

the eighth annual bb&t charleston wine + Food Festival officially kicks off at 11 a.m. Friday in marion square with the opening ceremonies. the event is free and open to the public. charleston mayor Joe riley will deliver a proclamation before local and guest sommeliers get things flowing with the sabering of champagne. toast the weekend and celebrate the

winners of this year’s prestigious laura hewitt culinary legend award and marc collins chef award, along with a new award to recognize national chefs involved with the festival. attendees also can participate in a scavenger hunt around marion square for a chance to win two free Jetblue tickets. For more on the wine + Food Festival, see pages 20-23.

new pizza toppings, additional sandwiches, pasta sauce and desserts are just a few of the changes to their menu. vespa is at 224 seven farms drive. call 881-0101.

opened The meeting room, a restaurant and tapas bar. it is serving breakfast daily 7 a.m.-10:30 a.m., happy hour 4-7 p.m. mondaysaturday and dinner daily from 5-10 p.m. call 7182327.

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Chef Mike Lata (pictured) and his business partner Adam Nemirow opened The Ordinary at 544 King St. in December. The new restaurant is in a former bank building that was built in 1927.

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tea room and gift shop will be open 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. have an event or opening/ march 4-5. on the menu: closing information that’s signature tomato pie, a trio food related? email of salads and homemade previewfood@postand desserts. This year, they will feature a new cookbook and takeout. call 873-1991 to place may 6 during a gala ceremo- an order. local delivery ny in new york. within 2 miles is also offered. funds raised go to the sweet spot various ministries supported cupcake will make life by st. paul’s, 316 w. carolina sweeter by staying open ave. in summerville. later. cupcake, 433 king go to www.stpauls st., will keep its doors open for from 10 p.m.-midnight (or details and directions. until sold out) Thursdays through saturdays for mini going hog wild ted’s Butcherblock is madness. a variety of mini cupcakes throwing its annual BB&t charleston wine + food will be available for $1.25 each. cupcake also will offer festival weekend event from coffee, espresso and cappuc- noon-5 p.m. saturday. This year, ted will be cookcino. call 853-8181 for more ing up a rare acorn-fed Berkinfo. shire hog from eden farms tea room and preparing it as a true The ninth annual st. paul’s italian porchetta, served

with sides of sauteed rapine and panzanella salad for $14 a plate. There will be a selection of local craft beer on tap and live music from The Bushels. ted’s is at 334 east Bay st. call 577-0094 or go to www.

kosher fro-yo

sweet cece’s is about to become fully kosher certified. certification will assure that the ingredients, foods and production equipment used in making its frozen yogurt adhere to the standards of Jewish dietary laws. sweet cece’s is at 99 south market st. call 277-2108.

new chef

with the departure of chef dusty chorvat to crust (see item under “now open”), vespa on daniel island has hired chef amanda Beame, and she’s already brought changes to the menu.

The original ms. rose’s fine food & cocktails, 1090 sam rittenberg Blvd., is now offering half-price burgers and $3 craft beers on monday nights after 4 p.m. call 766-0223.

sunday service

sermet’s courtyard, 115 river landing road on daniel island, will be closed for sunday dinner service, but it is expanding brunch hours and menu. new sunday hours are 10:30 a.m.3 p.m.

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z ninja express has opened in the former slices location at 6150 rivers ave. They are open daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m. check out what lunch counter had to say about the spot on Page 11. z crust, a pizzeria, has opened at 1956B maybank highway. This wood-fired pizza parlor is the business venture of steve watkins and chef dusty chorvat.

sushi swap tropical sushi at 320 coleman Boulevard, suite l, has closed. tasty Thai and sushi at 350 king st. will open its second location in this former pan-asian eatery in mount pleasant.

movers and shakers

Black Bean co. is on a roll. it has closed the 116 spring st. location and has moved into the site of Bubba slye’s deli at 429 king st. plans continue to open another location on savannah highway by spring.

in the works

mark and nancy oswald, owners of the franchise rights to ruth’s chris steak house, are actively looking at properties in charleston.

past partners

revolutionary eating ventures is no longer a partner in the royal american, 970 morrison drive. rev’s loyalty cards can no longer z The holiday inn charles- be used at this bar and music venue. ton, 425 meeting st., has

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guadalupe grill

Family-centric south of the border fiesta for the right price

By deidre schipani Special to The Post and Courier


ly and the family stone’s 1971 hit “it’s a family affair” entered my head during a recent visit to mount pleasant’s newest mexican eatery, guadalupe grill, which opened in november. The whole Buehler family is in on the action and they aim to please. The grill is located in a former chinese carry-out that has been given a new lease on life in shades of mango, aquamarine, sea glass greens, melon and tropical punch red. island aphorisms punctuate the wall space and the vibe is somewhere between Bob marley and Bobby mcferrin. no aztec murals, no mariachis, no ethnic folk art. This is a “life is good at the beach” kinda place. The menu offers the typical american-mexican cannon with a nod toward the southern state of sonora and the Baja peninsula. expect to see fish tacos ($3.95) topped with the traditional cabbage, not lettuce, and blanco (white) sauce as well. The sonoran-style hot dog ($6.55) is candy-caned in bacon, griddled, placed in a bolillo-like bun and topped with onions, mustard, pinto or black beans, Jack and cheddar cheeses, pico de gallo, tangy blanco sauce and for an additional cost (65 cents), guacamole. it is a messy but tasty mouthful, reminiscent of a chicago-style hot dog with all of its neon glory. house-made white corn chips with fresh salsa are quickly dispatched to your table. The flavors are fresh, the chips are not greasy but the salsa itself is quite mild. The rich and layered nuances of jalapeno and serrano chilies are missing but the

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The Guadalupe Grill in the Sea Island Shopping Center in Mount Pleasant. flavors of freshness rule and that suffices. a signature dish, the gg crisp ($5.65) is a mexican pizza: a crunchy flour tortilla is topped with cheeses and salsa and baked to an ooey-gooey finish. you can have it “your way” with beans, bacon, beef, chicken, carne asada or carnitas for $7.45. nacho lovers do not despair as nachos are offered as traditional chips ($7.15$8.20) and also as nacho fries ($7.15-$8.20) with each base (either chips or fries) being layered with queso sauce, cheeses, beans, pico de gallo, olives, jalapenos and sour cream. i really liked the addition of soups to the menu. among them are a simple tomato soup with cilantro and lime ($4.25), a more complicated tortilla soup ($5.45) made with either grilled chicken or seasoned ground beef, and a robust chicken and rojo (red) rice soup ($4.25) with roasted corn and a topping of sour crema and cheese; add avocado for (95 cents). The latter was well-seasoned and a balanced combination of

chicken, rice, tomatoes and broth. hot sauce is available to adjust the spiciness of any dish. we found most dishes quite mild. vegetarians will find a veggie burrito loaded with grilled vegetables, cilantro rice, black bean and corn salsa with chopped romaine and guacamole ($6.55), cheese or bean quesadillas ($5.60), grilled fish or shrimp tacos ($3.95) and a meatless fajita ($7.55). sides of cilantro or rojo rice ($1.50) and black or pinto beans ($1.50) keep the prices low and meals wellbalanced. The sonoran street taco with carne asada ($2.60) was fresh and juicy with just a hint of pinkness in the grilled meat. a tex-mex taco was served in a crisp white corn shell and benefited from well-timed cooking and a freshness that characterized all of the ingredients at guadalupe grill. children are not forgotten here and each “kid’s meal” comes with a small fruit freeze or a carton of milk. “mini” defines the kids’ portions of crisps ($3.25), quesadillas, ($3.25) burritos

($3.45) and fries. ($3.25) a plain hot dog ($2.95) in a traditional roll rounds out their offerings for youngsters. There are sea creatures for the kids to color and an aquarium to entertain and educate. corn chips are seasoned with cinnamon and sugar ($1.95) and super-sized cookies and brownies ($1.50) complete the dessert menu. stick with the gg freeze and finish your meal with a frosty pina colada or strawberry “slush.” This is a plastic place and that is my only objection: i think soup tastes odd in styrofoam bowls and plastic cutlery is not always up to the task. it’s personal nit picking but i am sure that has kept the start-up costs low. lunch traffic is busy at this center; dinner, not so much. hopefully, spring, summer and tourist season will bring more diners to guadalupe grill. a friendly, fresh, clean eatery that is cooking from scratch, comfortable with children and priced for the budget-cuts of 2013 deserves patronage.

guadalupe grill cuisine: americanmexican, tex-mex category: neighborhood Favorite location: 1220 ben sawyer blvd., mount pleasant, sea island shopping center phone: 284-8745 hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. monday-saturday bar: beer available food:  service:  atmosphere: 1/2 price: $ costs: appetizers $5.65$8.20, soups $4.25-$6.40, salads $6.45-$8.45, tacos $2.60-$3.95, quesadillas $55.60-$7.55, burritos $6.55$8.15, desserts $1.50-$1.95, sides $1.25-$2; children’s

menu 2.95-$3.95; gg Freeze, signature frozen fruit drink 95 cents-$3.45, beers $2-$3 vegetarian options: yes wheelchair accessible: yes parking: shopping center lot other: small, outdoor seating area; catering, signs and many coastal decorative items available for purchase;,; Facebook; carry-out, gg Freeze beach buckets. look for lenten specials on Fridays during lent and check out their Facebook page, mobile app and for coupons and specials.


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Jake shimabukuro

Ukulele virtuoso returns to S.C. powered by new CD By Ballard lesemann Special to The Post and Courier

winger (winger, alice cooper). “The kind of musicians alan was talking about bringing in were incredawaiian ukulele virtuoso Jake ible,” shimabukuro said. “it was so shimabukuro has been plucking cool. i kept thinking, ‘i’m just a kid and strumming since he was 4. from hawaii, and i can’t believe i’m at 36, with a critically lauded new stu- jamming here with a full orchestra dio album in hand, he still sounds like and simon phillips.’ ” an eager youngster pushing himself to no matter the instrumentation, create joyful sounds. “grand ukulele” captures the essence shimabukuro will be in north of shimabukuro’s impressive technical charleston on friday for a solo concert flair as well as his expressive, heartfelt in support of his new 12-song collecsongwriting. tion “grand ukulele,” a lush, expertly while the majority of the songs on produced follow-up the album are originals, a to the chart-topping few choice covers also make 2011 album “peace, their way into the set. what: Jake shimabukuro love, ukulele.” “This album was a little bit when: 8 p.m. Friday shimabukuro more conceptual,” shimabuwhere: north charleston kuro explains. “we wanted worked with legperforming arts center, endary producer/ each song to roll into the engineer alan par- 5001 coliseum drive next, and we wanted it to price: $22.50-$42.50 sons (pink floyd, feel like one artistic project. for more info: north The Beatles) on That’s one of the things alan charlestoncoliseumpac. “grand ukulele.” is so great at. he sat down some of the tracks com or jakeshimabukuro. and worked with me a lot com feature simple aron the arrangements, and he rangements with somade a lot of great suggeslo ukulele or simple tions for my original pieces instrumentation, while others expand and the cover tunes. into new symphonic territory with the “he suggested doing the ‘fields of addition of a 29-piece orchestra. gold’ bit by sting, adele’s ‘rolling in the “what i love about this record is alan’s deep’ and ‘over the rainbow.’ ” overall approach, and he encouraged shimabukuro’s broad repertoire spans me to make this album as a solo ukulele from hawaiian traditionals and jazzy album where i came up with the arstandards to reworkings of blues, pop rangements at first,” shimabukuro said and classic rock favorites. The unprein an interview with charleston scene. dictable nature of shimabukuro’s ever“we went into the studio and recorded evolving playlist helps set him apart all of my new songs as solo ukulele from other world music acts. pieces, and then we stepped away from shimabukuro first came to the holy them for a few days and came back and city in may 2009 when he performed a picked the ones we liked the best. from solo show as part of the spoleto festival there, he’d say, ‘i think this one would be usa jazz series. standing on the cistern great with a full orchestra,’ or, ‘This tune stage on the college of charleston camwould be great with a rhythm section.’ ” pus, he dazzled a full house of fans (the parsons and shimabukuro also had audience for the sold-out show spilled an all-star rhythm section on hand fea- onto st. philip and george streets). turing drummer simon phillips (The his dynamic set included jazz-based who, pete townshend), bassist randy please see ukulele, page e15 tico (lawson rollins, Benise) and kip


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“If you put everything you have into every song every time, they can tend to start sounding the same. I’ve tried to use something different, like finger-tapping or odd chordvoicing that sounds like a mandolin chord along the way.” Jake shimabukuro

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ditties, bluesy numbers, flamencostyled pieces, sophisticated ballads and explosive rockers. in 2009, the solo ukulele concept was still very new to shimabukuro. he’d always played in small combos and ensembles in hawaii and california before. since then, he’s strived to express himself in creative ways through his instrument, developing new techniques and exploring new concepts. “There are so many ways to compose music,” he said. “i want there to always be something different about each new song. if you put everything you have into every song every time, they can tend to start sounding the same. i’ve tried to use something different, like finger-tapping or odd chord-voicing that sounds like a mandolin chord along the way. “There’s one song on the new record called ‘missing Three’ where i only use three strings. technique is one thing, but you also have to think about melody.” on previous albums, shimabukuro rendered unique versions of everything from Bach to The Beatles to michael Jackson in addition to his own compositions. with nothing more than a fourstring-style ukulele in hand, he created surprisingly rich, huge sounds in the studio.

Jake Shimabukuro’s new CD “Grand ukulele.” for “grand ukulele,” shimabukuro recorded everything live in the studio with no overdubs. “it’s funny, when you think of alan parsons, you tend to think of elaborate productions with lots of overdubbing,” shimabukuro said. “But here, he was all about the live performance, and i wasn’t expecting that. “i knew it was going to be a priceless opportunity for me, and i knew i had to go into it with an open mind and an open heart and just be a sponge as much as i could. i learned so much.” if his blazing chops and enthusiastic performing style put shimabukuro on the map as a solo musician, “grand ukulele” will surely enhance his credibility as a serious composer and arranger.


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Jamie lidell

of spectacular r&B-based electronic music that sounds modern yet makes some obvious and reverent nods toward some of every time i’m just about ready to throw r&B’s biggest artists of yesteryear. my hands up in disgust over the state of listening to the tracks on the new album, modern music, an artist comes along that one can hear hints of prince (“Blaming gives me hope. something”), Zapp & roger (“do yourself That isn’t to say that all of today’s music is a faver”) and george clinton (“you know unlistenable, but a lot of it is pretty dreadful. my name”). This week’s redeeming artist is Jamie it’s a welcome return to form after his last lidell, who had released a self-titled album release, 2010’s “compass,” which proved to

be a bit disjointed and directionless. much like other contemporary artists that glance back at their r&B predecessors, such as Justin timberlake, usher and robin Thicke, lidell definitely gets the notion that in order to move forward artistically, one must be able to look back when necessary.

dig!!!,” a concept album based on the biblical story of Jesus resurrecting lazarus. on the new album, cave keeps things pretty stark and moody. “we no who u r,” the album’s leadoff track, sets the pace for the album. where “dig, lazarus, dig!!!” was loud and boisterous, “push the sky away” is much more subdued. There is plenty of pent-up energy in these songs though, and one can almost hear cave winding up his emotions like a watch spring as he performs songs such as “water’s edge” and the nearly eight-minute “higgs Boson Blues.”

not every track is a winner, and newcomers to cave’s work would be wise to delve into some of his earlier work first. But as is usual on a nick cave album, there is beauty among the tension. cave has always been more of a performance artist than a rock star, and this new album is no exception. for fans of nick cave & The Bad seeds, “push the sky away” will ultimately satisfy, if for no other reason than the fact that cave has once again created something unique.

his creative mind. played by a full jazz orchestra and recorded to sound like the music is being played on a victrola or through an oldfashioned tube radio set, the music here might sound new, but as it plays, you begin to catch some familiar melodies. wait, is that roxy music’s “love is the drug”? did i just hear the chorus to “don’t stop the dance”? yes, indeed. ferry has rerecorded 13 songs he either wrote for roxy music or during his solo career. The album is completely instrumental, which means ferry fans will have

fun picking out which ferry tunes made the cut. other notable inclusions are “Just like you” and “avalon.” while other artists are recording their versions of the great american songbook, ferry apparently decided that his own music was a more interesting subject. The end result is surprisingly interesting and listenable.

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nick cave & the bad seeds

Push the Sky Away/Kobalt


nick cave has never been one to worry about what anyone else might think about the music he makes. along with his band, The Bad seeds, cave has released 15 albums in the last three decades. with influences including punk, gothic, classical and rock, the band has long been lauded for its unusual sound. “push the sky away” is the first release by the band since 2008’s “dig, lazarus,

the bryan ferry orchestra

The Jazz Age/BMG


Bryan ferry has never been content to live in the now. his work, both with roxy music and as a solo artist, has always had a sound out of the current time. much of roxy music’s output sounded futuristic, but ferry also has demonstrated a penchant for music from the ’20s and ’30s. listening to “The Jazz age,” ferry’s latest endeavor, it is apparent he has been visiting those old-timey places in

key tracks: “i’m selfish,” “do yourself a Faver,” “blaming something”

key tracks: “we no who u r,” “water’s edge,” “higgs boson blues”

key tracks: “love is the drug,” “don’t stop the dance,” “avalon” — by devin grant

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line at doors open at 7 p.m. This show is open to ages 16 and up. go to or call 577-6969 for more information.

J boog

not to be confused with the other compton, calif.raised rapper and former B2k member J-Boog, J Boog is an artist of a much different trade. J Boog is a roots reggaeinfluenced rapper and vocalist who left compton for hawaii in 2006 to pursue his growing passion for the island music that lifted him from the violent streets of his youth. The following year, J Boog released “hear me roar” and began gaining a local following within the exclusive hawaiian reggae subculture. his big break came after catching the attention of morgan heritage co-founder roy “gramps” morgan. morgan signed the up-andcomer to his record label, wash house music inc., and released J Boog’s full-

the rev. Jeff mosier

when the rev. Jeff mosier founded Blueground undergrass in 1998, his sights were set on making bluegrass and americana music a part of american culture again. The length follow-up, “Backyard way he saw it, the legacy of Boogie,” in 2011. The album bluegrass in american muproduced the singles “let sic depended on it. it Blaze,” “let me know,” inspired by the songs and “sunshine girl” and “let’s stories of immigrant farmdo it again,” and became a ers, loggers, shiners and hit for the aspiring J Boog miners, bluegrass became The success of “Backyard more than just a style of Boogie” has sent J Boog on music but rather a style of his first major headlining life. it was forged from the tour, which will stop sunday rugged and worn backbone in charleston. of america, where hope and J Boog will perform at the grit outweighed the hardmusic farm, 32 ann st., with ships of some of our nation’s hot rain. tickets are $10 in darkest days. advance, $13 the day of the for generations, bluegrass show, and are available onserved as a historical journal Provided

J Boog, not to be confused with former B2K member J-Boog, will perform Sunday at the Music Farm.

from one of america’s most defining eras, and it was that cultural landmark that mosier sought to preserve. he wanted to create a sound that remained true to the origins of americana but modern enough to attract a new generation of potential bluegrass lovers. with each album and tour came larger crowds and bigger venues that began stretching from coast to coast as Blueground undergrass’ engaging new reflection on bluegrass began taking flight. The music that had once stood as a testament to a people, a period in time and a way of life was beginning to resurrect itself in the hearts and souls of people far removed from the appalachian porches of its past. today, mosier performs solo or with one of his newer projects, The mosier Brothers. The georgia native also performs, or has performed,

extensively with widespread panic, phish, The allman Brothers Band and leftover salmon, among others, and was recently given the opportunity to perform a banjo-only version of the national anthem before an atlanta Braves game. mosier dedicates his rare free time teaching music to youth prisoners or performing for the elderly, alzheimer patients and children. The rev. Jeff mosier will perform friday at The pour house, 1977 maybank highway, with The harris Brothers, opening for the popular southern rock outfit drivin’ n cryin’. tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at the door, and are available at or at the door. doors open at 8 p.m. go to charlestonpour or call 571-4343 for more information.

old you

a few years ago, old you

was a rising band with a young lineup and a music style spanning genres and generations. The quartet didn’t grow complacent following the positive reaction, and today the group remains focused and dedicated to building a future for itself. musically, old you swings from throwback styles of jazz and acid rock to the more modern sounds of indie-based cabaret, funk and soul to create a beautiful ragdoll of genrebending experimentation gone right. The band recently celebrated the release of its latest ep, “so steady.” old you will perform today at The pour house, 1977 maybank highway, with The tumbleweed wanderers. tickets are $8 and are available at the door. doors open at 9 p.m. call 571-4343 or go to

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MYCharLesTONWeeKeND madra rua anniversary party

madra rua irish pub is inviting the public to help it celebrate its 10th anniversary at the park circle location (it also has a spot in summerville). the authentic irish pub, which is known for its part in the st. paddy’s day block party and parade and its big lebowski celebrations, will be offering food and drink specials. it also will be doing giveaways, including a trip for two to boston provided by sam adams. when: 6 p.m. sunday where: madra rua irish pub, 1034 e. montague ave., north charleston

the art institute of charleston will present its first runway show this weekend in celebration of “branching out” into fashion design. attendees will walk a red carpet and enjoy refreshments prior to the start of the show. Four designers will present looks: raphael cox, a contestant on season 9 of “project runway”; vartika vikram, an emerging designer at charleston Fashion week 2012; Julie wheat of cavortress, an emerging designer at charleston Fashion week 2011 and a faculty member at the art institute; and ashley martin of clewis reid, an emerging designer at charleston Fashion week 2008 and a faculty member at the art institute. the event is open to the public but those wishing to attend are asked to rsvp to lynne riding, fashion program coordinator, at when: 6 p.m. Friday where: the art institute of charleston, 24 north market st. price: Free more info: www.artinstitutes. edu/charleston


price: Free to attend

hoops for hope

‘branching out’

for more info: www.


German composer Johann Sebastian Bach

Bach Festival of Charleston while the third biennial bach Festival may seem to be all about bach, it will include works by other composers of the baroque period. the festival opens with a performance of dieterich buxtehude’s “membra Jesu nostri” (“the limbs of our Jesus”) on Friday, followed by a candlelight show of organ concertos saturday. the festival concludes sunday with a largescale choral event. when: 7 p.m. Friday; 7:30 p.m. saturday; 4 p.m. sunday where: First (scots) presbyterian church, 53 meeting st. price: Free, but donations will be accepted for more info: www.bachfestivalofcharleston. org

unmasking colon cancer gala enjoy an evening of elegance and entertainment under the stars to benefit the fight against colon cancer. the seventh annual unmasking colon cancer gala will feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by a welcome ceremony and live auction. afterward, fashion designer and colon cancer survivor carmen marc valvo will present his spring collection in a new yorkstyle runway show. the evening will conclude with dancing to a live band. when: 7 p.m. saturday where: legare waring house, charles towne landing, 1500 old towne road price: $150 for more info: outreach/unmasking2013


save the light gala and silent auction save the light inc., the organization behind saving the morris island lighthouse, will host its 15th annual gala and silent auction with the theme of “Folly-ritaville.” that’s right, think casual and colorful beach attire with a tropical theme; the group says to have fun with it. the ticket price includes wine, beer and food.

For those wishing for something a little stronger, a cash bar with liquor drinks will be on-site. when: 6-9 p.m. today where: tides Folly beach, 1 center st. price: $50 for more info: 633-0099 or

grass in the hall


awendaw green will host this bluegrass concert featuring town mountain, cumberland river and barefoot movement. the event serves as a special kick-off for the sweet grass music Festival (march 16) and the charleston bluegrass Festival (april 6-7). when: 7:30 p.m. Friday, doors open at 6:30 p.m. where: charleston music hall, 37 John st. price: $10 in advance, $12 at the door for more info: charleston

the medical university of south carolina’s department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences will host a family-friendly fundraiser in support of mental health education, research and treatment. the event will feature a three-on-three basketball tournament, free-throw competition, silent and live auction, and children’s activities. Food and drink are included in admission. Food will be provided by Jersey mike’s, perfectly Frank’s, duke’s barbeque, zaxby’s and the sloppy cow. westbrook brewing company and holy city brewing will be serving local craft beers. dJs skriff and nattyheavy will man the music. prizes for the free-throw com-

petition and the three-on-three tournament are big: two tickets to the ncaa men’s basketball finals in atlanta complete with hotel accommodations for the free-throw winner and $1,500 cash for the team winners. there’s still time to sign up: deadlines are 5 p.m. today for the three-on-three ($250 per team) and 5 p.m. Friday for the free-throw ($50). all proceeds will benefit musc programs. when: 1-6 p.m. saturday where: college of charleston td arena, 66 george st. price: $20 in advance, $25 day of event; kids 12 and under get in free for more info: www.

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Chefs hustle to prepare plates at a previous BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival opening night party.

charleston wine + food festival Eight years of celebrating our city’s good taste

By stratton lawrence Special to The Post and Courier


ver the past several years, the national media has caught on to a truth that lowcountry natives have been privy to for years: charleston is a fantastic place to eat. in 2006, when the charleston wine + food festival was in its infancy, our city was on the brink of stardom. hominy grill’s robert stehling claimed the title of Best chef southeast at 2008’s James Beard awards, dubbed the “oscars of the food world,” kicking off a triple crown that found mike lata (fig, The ordinary) and sean Brock (mccrady’s, husk) bringing that award home to charleston in the years following. last week, the Beard foundation continued its holy city praise, handing semifinalist nods for Best chef southeast to

if you go what: bb&t charleston wine + Food Festival when: today-sunday where: various locations around charleston price: Free-$295 for individual events; $575 for a variety pass for more info: www.charleston Jeremiah Bacon of The macintosh, Joshua keeler of two Boroughs larder and craig deihl of cypress, while Brock is in the running for the nation’s most outstanding chef. and The ordinary is nominated for Best new restaurant. would all of these accolades have please see Fest, page e21

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Not just fried chicken

if there’s one misconception that the wine + food festival planners want to dispel, it’s that cuisine in charleston has little more to offer than southern standards. “we (the festival) don’t claim to be southern,” explains festival founder and executive director angel postell. “of course, we’re going to promote southern things because we’re in the south and we’re proud of that. But we’re not a shrimp and grits, fried chicken festival. we have chefs here in charleston that are using lowcountry ingredients, but they’re not necessarily doing southern food. That differentiates us, and it’s part of what’s cool about our city.” The lengthy list of guest chefs invited to this year’s festival speaks to that worldly focus, with big-name attendees from new york, chicago and san francisco. internationally celebrated australian chef Ben shewry is among those postell is most looking forward to having around. on friday night, shewry will collaborate with Brock and chef daniel patterson of san francisco’s coi for a seven-course dinner at mccrady’s, with pairings from oregon’s Brooks winery. shewry will also be on hand at noon friday in the festival’s culinary village, serving a native specialty, pukeko’s egg.

Embassy Suites Hotel

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occurred without the presence and publicity that the wine + food festival provides our town each winter? more importantly, would locals have the array of world-class options we now enjoy when dining out? for one long weekend, the wine + food festival attracts many of the world’s most lauded chefs and connoisseurs to our town, serving as an overwhelmingly bountiful annual reminder of how tasty (and tasteful) life in the american south can be. The attention attracts new talent, and our selection and pool of skilled chefs continue to grow. “The wine + food festival has definitely put charleston on the culinary map,” attests this year’s chef chairman frank mcmahon (henry’s house), who moved here from los angeles in 1994. “Back then, there were a bunch of really good restaurants and groundbreaking chefs — frank lee, donald Barickman, louis osteen — but to see how the town has evolved is amazing. i don’t know if we would be in the spotlight as much if we didn’t have the festival here.” now in its eighth year, the BB&t charleston wine + food festival continues to work symbiotically with the burgeoning restaurant scene, attracting 21,000 attendees in 2012, 40 percent of whom traveled from more than 50 miles away. forbes recognizes the event as a top five food and wine event in the nation, and last year’s economic impact on the city was estimated at $8.6 million. That’s not bad for a festival, and a city, that’s still relatively new at setting its table as an international culinary destination.

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10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: soul Food shuffle. $150 11 a.m.: culinary institute of charleston presents big time crush: date night wine + Food pairings with andrea and John robinson. $65 noon: every day with rachael ray presents this little piggy: pop-up market. $125 noon: siematic presents passport to pairings. $85 2 p.m.: culinary institute of charleston presents spirit tasting: grand marnier rolls out the “red ribbon” carpet. $55 2-5 p.m.: Jetblue + piggly wiggly present culinary village + grand tasting tents $85 2-5 p.m.: charlie magazine presents shop, sip + savor. $50 7 p.m.: perfectly paired dinners. $175


11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Jetblue + piggly wiggly present culinary village + grand tasting tents. $100 2-4 p.m.: bush law group, p.c. presents big bottles tasting + auction with master sommelier andrea immer robinson. $125 3-5 p.m.: collectors’ corner: an exclusive verite tasting. $295 3-6 p.m.: Jetblue + piggly wiggly present culinary village + grand tasting tents. $100 4 p.m.: culinary institute of charleston presents iron mixologist charleston. $55 7 p.m.: closed for business + allagash brewing company craft beer dinner. $125 7 p.m.: perfectly paired dinners. $175 8:30-11:30 p.m.: the art institute of charleston presents Festival after hours: party around

the world. $100


11 a.m.: motley rice llc + the post and courier present lowcountry Jazz brunch. $125 1-4 p.m.: Jetblue + piggly wiggly present culinary village + grand tasting tents. $70-$85 2 p.m.: culinary institute of charleston presents pride mountain vineyards: a horizontal tasting. $55 5-8 p.m.: charleston harbor resort & marina presents rigs, pigs + swigs. $85

editor’s note: availability is subject to change. the events listed above still had tickets available for purchase at press time.

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Fest from page e21 for many local attendees, the culinary village is an obvious destination as the festival’s nucleus and epicenter, with threehour tasting sessions open friday through sunday, including a “locals” ticket on sunday priced at $70. attendees have the opportunity to sample small plates and wines from nearly 100 local restaurants and international vendors. “we worked hard this year to get more local chefs involved in the village,” said mcmahon. “restaurants have limited resources, especially on a busy weekend, so we’ve really reached out to the community to make it an accessible event. with two big tents in marion square with food to sample and thousands of people coming to the lowcountry to walk through, it’s a chance to show off the city and our cuisine.” in addition to cooking at the opening night party at the south carolina aquarium, mcmahon will be on hand at the henry’s house booth in the culinary village, where he’ll be serving a sweet corn, leek and ham hock bisque with shrimp and potatoes. for local restaurants and visiting chefs alike, sourcing produce from the lowcountry will be easier than ever before, thanks to the incorporation of growfood carolina as this year’s culinary community partner. The “food hub” connects farmers to restaurants, buying produce on consignment and taking only their operating costs to sustain themselves. “we’re sending out special availability lists of what’s in stock to local and visiting chefs, so they can order in advance for delivery, or they can still come through our cooler and actually shop during the festival,” said growfood general manager sara clow. “we’ll have a runner if people need things last minute. it’s all about making it easy for chefs to serve local food at the events.” although late february isn’t a prime harvest time in charleston, clow said they’ll have plenty of greens, cabbage, radishes, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and turnips on hand, as well as pecans and charleston gold rice. at growfood’s tent in marion square, just outside the heirloom Book company authors’ book-signing tent, farmers from many of growfood’s suppliers will be present all weekend to discuss their specialties and how the food hub has improved their ability to distribute in charleston. The nonprofit will be offering samples of canned, pickled and fresh produce they’ve prepared for the festival. in addition to the two tasting tents, the culinary village will include short film screenings and presentations by celebrity authors and chefs at the southern foodways alliance culinary hub, as well as access to live cooking demonstrations in the celebrity kitchen, drinks and couches in the hospitality tent, and an outdoor living + grilling demonstration with a “lambs and clams” roasting and sample



A chef dishes out tasty treats at a past Wine + Food Festival event.


Folks pile into Dave’s Seafood for a past Wine + Food Festival event. area. patrons who purchase a $100 culinary village ticket saturday have access to the tasting tents during their chosen session but are free to enjoy the rest of the village all day.

Decisions, decisions

over the four days of the festival, attendees can choose between dozens of special meals, tours and events. There are still tickets available to some events (see our listing), but many events sold out almost immediately when tickets went on sale in september. one of this year’s fastest sellers was the

waffle house smackdown, pitting chefs mike lata and ed lee against michelle weaver and ashley christensen (all clad in classic waffle house attire) in a battle to recreate the iconic roadside diner’s signature dishes. for latecomers, organizers highlight a few favorites that still have last-minute availability, including the soul food shuffle, a tour of four local soul food restaurants with writer and farmer Jeff allen, and the This little piggy: pop-up market, both on friday. The latter will feature april Bloomfield, chef and author of “a girl and her pig,”

and includes a live deconstruction of a pig along with plenty of dishes featuring pork shoulder, belly, loin, ribs and sausages, all from caw caw creek farm. “you have to love pork to go to This little piggy,” said postell, calling the event a “hidden jewel” of the weekend itinerary. “it’s a chance to have intimate, direct dialogue with some of the country’s best chefs and feel very connected to your food.” likewise, she notes the soul food shuffle for the homage it pays to spots such as Bertha’s kitchen, “the people who started the food culture here.” wine lovers and refined palates alike have plenty of upscale events to choose from as well, including a Big Bottles tasting and auction at lowndes grove plantation on saturday, private home tours and meals with select culinary authors, and saturday afternoon’s pinot envy uncorked! at the charleston harbor resort and marina. Beer lovers can hop on the charleston Brew hops shuttle, a tour of local breweries, while evenings offer plenty of opportunities to cut loose, from the Jailhouse shake-up on friday at the old city Jail to saturday night’s party around the world at the visitor center Bus shed, featuring international cuisine from china, spain, mexico, italy and germany. The weekend closes sunday evening with a distinctly southern event, the rigs, pigs and swigs BBQ at the mount pleasant visitor center, featuring bluegrass from The Bushels and pitmasters from across the south. “it’s not a typical BBQ,” said postell. “There are fish, shrimp and chicken options, and it’s the largest portions of any event all weekend. plus, a lot of our local chefs go, so it’s a time to hang out with them, after they’ve been in their kitchens all weekend.” please see Fest, page e23

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A growing culture

although no food scene should ever be judged by the media exposure it receives, the spotlight on charleston has certainly made it more attractive to diners and chefs. even though charleston may be experiencing a peak in national interest at the moment, local chefs and wine + food festival planners have confidence that the city can maintain its reputation. “as long as our chefs and restaurants continue to get creative and adventurous and spread out, i think the media will continue to have an interest,” said postell. “some people may think we’re a one-hit wonder, and attention will move to another city, but i do think charleston is very solid and has sustainability.” each year, attracting toptier talent to the festival has grown easier, said postell, adding that most chefs immediately ask to come back. That’s partially due to wine + food’s efforts to refine itself. while the first years of the festival featured celebrity chefs such as Bobby flay and an attention on “top chef” personalities, the focus is now on what makes charleston unique and the international chefs who are quietly “doing unbelievable things in their own kitchens.” The festival itself is a nonprofit organization, spending 90 percent of its budget locally and donating more than a quarter-million dollars to scholarship programs to foster future chefs at the art institute, trident culinary institute and the college of charleston. postell predicts that the growth of charleston’s culinary scene will occur in the “nooks and crannies” of neighborhoods outside of the peninsula, as well as a growing incorporation of ethnic foods into menus. That’s a logical progression, especially considering that many chefs, including festival chair mcmahon, worry that the downtown and king street area may be nearing oversaturation of



A group has a laugh at a previous Wine + Food Festival event. concept restaurants. Then again, it’s often the hidden-away spots that ultimately inspire the most fanatical patrons, especially when locals feel like they’re in on a secret. in charleston’s case, as a whole, our secret is out. “when you go out to eat in other cities, a lot of times

you’re kind of disappointed,” said postell. “we’re just spoiled here. we have some of the most talented chefs in the country in our city. That’s what we’re putting the spotlight on, and the chefs we bring in are coming to celebrate that and go, ‘heck, yeah, charleston’s awesome.’ ”

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prelude to carnegie

chamber music charleston celebrated its upcoming performance at carnegie hall on may 22 with a cocktail chic evening thursday at the s.c. aquarium. attendees enjoyed a chamber music concert in front of the great ocean tank by cmc flutist regina helcher yost, cellist timothy o’malley and guest pianist andrew armstrong, three of the musicians who will perform at carnegie hall. in addition to the brief program of music, guests dug into the food offerings, sipped on cocktails from the open bar and bid on items including jewelry, dining packages, trips to colorado and europe and a special carnegie hall tour package in the auction. see more photos from the event at charlestonscene. com.

photographs by marie rodriguez

Mara Brockbank, Cooper Wilson, Mary Mac Wilson, Georgia Bell, Susan Culver and Ned Culver

Suzanne Meszmer-Eltrich, Dolly Awkar, Gaye DuPre and Tim O’Malley

Carl Mabry, Arnie Marcus and Dr. Ellen Rhame

Judge Greg Brown, Elizabeth Stewart and Will Stewart

Robert and Kathryn Hommowun

Matthew and Debra Ward

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Amy and Marshall Walker with Georgia Bell and Arnie Marcus

Claire Robinson and Susan Mitchell

Marie-Anne Erki, John Cowan and Hazel Somerville

Sandra Nikolajevs, Leo Fishman and Carol Fishman

Regina Yost, Andrew Armstrong and Timothy O’Malley perform.

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Today ‘A Woman Called Truth’

what: the story of sojourner truth combines her words with slave songs, spirituals and folk songs of the period. presented by charleston stage. when: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 28, march 1-2, 3-5 p.m. march 3 where: dock street theatre, 135 church st. price: $34.50-$53.50 adults, $32.50-$53.50 seniors (60+) and $22.50-$53.50 students (25 and under) more info: 577-7183 or www.

Spring Art Show

what: the berkeley art guild is presenting a show at cypress gardens. the exhibit features works of oils, acrylics, watercolors and pastels of local artists. there will be some prints and originals for sale. when: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through march 3 where: cypress gardens, 3030 cypress gardens road price: $10 adults; $9 seniors; $5 children ages 6-12; free ages 5 and under

Lesley Dill

what: Known for the unexpected and dramatic ways in which she fuses art and language, lesley

dill explores the relationships between language and transformational experience. when: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. monday through saturday, through march 9 where: halsey institute of contemporary art, 161 calhoun st. price: Free more info: 953-4422 or http:// current

Independent film

what: the halsey institute of contemporary art presents “trust: second acts in young lives.” the film profiles chicago’s albany park theater project, a teen theater to help young people reimagine traumatic life experiences on stage. a discussion with the filmmaker and a reception will follow. when: 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 28 where: simons center recital hall, 54 st. philip st. price: Free more info: 953-4422 or http://

Friday ‘One of a Kind’

what: Judy bauman of chapel hill, n.c., presents works in her first solo exhibition in charleston. when: opening night 5-8 p.m. march 1; exhibitions runs march 1-30

where: ellis-nicholson gallery, one broad st. price: Free more info: 722-5353 or www.

church, 53 meeting st. price: Free more info: 722-8882 or www.

American Song & Dance

what: this theatrical adaptation of the classic film is directed by sheri grace wenger and tells the story of women living in chinquapin parish, la. when: 8 p.m. march 1, 2, 7-9; 3 p.m. march 3 where: charleston acting studio, 915 Folly road price: adults $20, seniors $18, students $16 more info: 795-2223 or www.

what: Features gershwin’s “rhapsody in blue,” cole porter favorites and more. guest dancers and conductor Jacomo bairos, associate conductor of the charlotte symphony orchestra, and a cover conductor for the atlanta symphony orchestra. when: 7:30 p.m. march 1-2 where: sottile theatre, 44 george st. price: tickets start at $24 in advance or $29 at door, if available. more info: 723-7528 or www.

Bach Festival

what: the third biennial bach Festival of charleston features three days of performances including a baroque vocal chamber performance, organ concerti by candlelight, and the magnificat by J.s. bach and orchestral works by telemann and graupner featuring Festival Kirk choir, charleston southern university and chamber orchestra. when: 7 p.m. march 1; 7:30 p.m. march 2; 4 p.m. march 3 where: First (scots) presbyterian

‘Steel Magnolias’

saturday Heritage Festival

what: this culture festival will feature a storyteller, flute player, hoop dancer and wonderful native american drum groups and many other native american dance styles. when: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. march 2 where: brittlebank park, charleston price: $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12, children 5 and under free more info: 813-6091, aifestival@ or

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

Today Frank Duvall Trio

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

The Harrows

what: the band will play on the deck for bluegrass thursday. when: 5 p.m. Feb. 28 where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway, James island price: Free more info: 571-4343 or www.

Dan Clamp

what: acoustic guitarist will play on the patio. when: 6-9 p.m. thursdays where: the grill on the edge, 41 center st., Folly beach

Thomas Champagne

what: acoustic pop/reggae/funk. when: 6-9 p.m. thursdays where: pearlz oyster bar, 9 magnolia road, charleston

Steve Simon & The Kings of Jazz

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

Folly Beach Bluegrass Society

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

Ronnie Johnson & Dale Baker

what: country, southern rock and roll, r&b and originals. when: 7 p.m. wednesdays and thursdays, 9 p.m. Fridays and saturdays, 6 p.m. sundays where: buddyroe’s shrimp shack, 1528 ben sawyer blvd., mount pleasant

2 Cool

what: acoustic and electric favorites. when: 8-11 p.m. Feb. 28 where: molly darcy’s, 235 east bay st., downtown charleston

Dance & Karaoke w/ DJ E

when: 8:30-11:30 p.m. thursday where: applebee’s neighborhood grill & bar, 7818 rivers ave., north charleston

Steve Carroll & The Bograts

what: traditional folk, irish/ celtic tunes and tavern sing-along favorites. when: 8:30 p.m. every thursday, Friday and saturday where: tommy condon’s irish pub, 160 church st., downtown charleston

Alswel, Linear Downfall

what: local indie/alternative rock band alswel and experimental/ psychedelic/rock from linear downfall out of nashville, tenn. when: 9 p.m. Feb. 28 where: tin roof, 1117 magnolia road, charleston price: $5

Old You w/ Tumbleweed Wanderers

what: self-described “elements of funk, soul, jazz, and acid rock” from old you and americana/soul/ folk/rock and roll combo from tumbleweed wanderers. when: 9 p.m. doors Feb. 28 where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway, James island price: $8 more info: 571-4343 or www.

Jef Chandler & Charles Hedgepath

what: guitarists and vocalists from the greenville rock/americana/roots band the bad popes. when: 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 28 where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 1205 ashley river road, charleston price: no cover.

Salsa/Latin Nights

what: dJ luigi & dJ leo of latin groove charleston mix salsa, bachata, merengue, reggeaton, hiphop and top 40 music. when: thursdays and saturdays where: southend brewery & smokehouse, 161 east bay st., downtown charleston price: $5 more info: 853-4677 or www.

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Rene Russell

what: acoustic/alternative singer-songwriter/12-string guitarist on the creekside stage. when: 4:30-7:30 p.m. march 1 where: morgan creek grill, 80 41st ave., isle of palms

James Slater Trio

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

Pete Ledbetter

what: mix of “folk, celtic folk, blues, swing and original americana.” when: 6-10 p.m. march 1 where: blackbeard’s cove Family Fun park, 3255 u.s. highway 17, mount pleasant

Awareness Rocks 5

what: annual rock/folk rock concert featuring three live bands, special guest appearances, a raffle and more, with proceeds to benefit the head and neck cancer alliance. when: 6-9 p.m. march 1 where: castaways grille, 1291 Folly road, James island price: $10 requested donation more info: 792-0719

Flying Cribb Brothers

what: rock/pop/reggae/etc. from rik and derek cribb. when: 6-9 p.m. Fridays where: ms. roses, 1090 sam rittenberg blvd., charleston

The Louie D. Project

what: Four-piece post-modern funk band featuring louie d. on lead vocals and sax. when: 7-10 p.m. march 1 where: the shelter, 202 coleman blvd., mount pleasant more info:

‘Grass in the Hall’

what: a showcase of bluegrass/

thursday, february 28, 2013: E27 folk/americana music with the barefoot movement out of Jonesborough, tenn., cumberland river out of harlan, Ky., and town mountain out of asheville, n.c., presented by awendaw green. when: 7:30 p.m. march 1 where: charleston music hall, 37 John st., downtown charleston price: $10 advance, $12 at the door more info: 853-2252 or www.

Drivin’ N Cryin’, The Harris Brothers, Rev. Jeff Mosier

what: alternative/rock/southern rock band drivin’ n cryin’ out of atlanta, americana/blues band the harris brothers out of lenoir, n.c., and the rev. Jeff mosier, one of the founders of the aquarium rescue unit, referred to as the “purveyor of psychedelic hick-hop bluesgrass.” when: 8 p.m. doors march 1 where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway, James island price: $17 advance, $20 day-ofshow more info: 571-4343 or www.

Gladius, Saul Brooks

what: metal/rock guitar “symphony” from gladius and country/ rock singer-songwriter saul brooks. when: 8 p.m. march 1 where: parson Jack’s cafe, 3417 shelby ray court, charleston price: Free

Jake Shimabukuro

what: guitar master, referred to as the “Jimi hendrix of the ukulele,” in support of the release of his new album, “grand ukulele.” when: 8 p.m. march 1 where: n. charleston performing arts center, 5001 coliseum drive price: $22.50-42.50

Jazz Night

what: the Joe wilson trio will perform at the wine lounge, where guests can order food, wine and beer prior to the show. reservations required.

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Bagpipe Concert

what: the 11th annual pipemajor sandy Jones invitational, in conjunction with the charleston indoor games, presents a scottish highland bagpipe concert. come hear the charleston police pipes and drums, and top solo bagpipers perform. proceeds support the citadel regimental band & pipes participation in the nova scotia military tattoo. when: 7 p.m. march 2 where: buyer auditorium, mark clark hall, the citadel, 171 moultrie st. price: $18 in advance or $20 at the door more info: www.sandyjones

Mullet Haul Trail Run

what: get ready to haul your mullet through Johns island at the third annual mullet haul. this trail run at scenic mullet hall equestrian center on Johns island encourages runners to sport either real or imitation mullet hairstyles during their participation in the race. the race will feature both a 5- and 10-mile off-road run. participants are not required to have a mullet, but a prize will be awarded for the best mullet in the race. both the 5and 10-mile races begin at 10 a.m. when: 8 a.m. march 2 where: mullet hall equestrian center, mullet hall road price: $44/$36 ccr more info: 795-4386 or www.

MuSC Hoops for Hope

what: this family-friendly event features a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, free-throw competition, auction conducted by tom crawford, two dJs and children’s activities. Food and beverage are included with admission. westbrook brewing company and holy city brewing are featuring local craft beers. basketball competitors could win a $1,500 cash prize or tickets to ncaa finals. all proceeds from the event will benefit programs in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at musc. when: 1 p.m. march 2

where: td arena-college of charleston campus, 301 meeting price: $20 in advance, $25 day of event; kids 12 and under free more info: 792-6470 or www.

Gullah Heritage

what: the national park service, in partnership with the town of mount pleasant, is sponsoring a series of free cultural programs at charles pinckney national historic site during march. the programs range from craft demonstrations such as quilting, cast-net making, wood-working and sweetgrass basket sewing to cooking, african drumming and story-telling, folk tales, spirituals and other musical performances. when: 2 p.m. saturdays in march where: charles pinckney national historic site, 1254 long point road price: Free

Sound of Charleston

what: experience the sounds that define charleston and its unique southern charm — jazz, gospel, gershwin, gullah, spirituals, civil war songs — coming to life in sacred and historic spaces during a 75-minute live concert. when: 7 p.m. march 2 where: circular congregational church, 150 meeting st. price: $28 adults, $25 seniors, $16 students, children 12 and under free more info: 270-4903 or www.

sunday Exchange Club roast

what: Folly beach exchange club will hold an oyster roast. Featured will be live music with shakin’ martini, the duo, etc. coolers are welcome. $22 oysters, $10 non-oysters. when: 1-5 p.m. march 3 where: bowen’s island restaurant, 1868 bowen’s island road price: $22 more info: 754-8772

Massing of the Colors

what: the general westmoreland/charleston chapter of the military order of the world wars will conduct its 14th annual

massing of the colors ceremony. charleston county sheriff al cannon will be the guest speaker at the event. the chapter annually hosts this patriotic and religious service honoring the u.s. flag and military servicemen and women. when: 3 p.m. march 3 where: summerall chapel at the citadel, 171 moultrie st. price: Free more info: 953-6779 or

Tuesday ‘Swan Lake’

what: charleston concert association concludes its 2012-13 season with a grand production of “swan lake” by the russian national ballet theatre. Founded by dancers from the great russian schools of moscow, st. petersburg and perm, the russian national ballet theatre upholds the highest traditions of classical ballet. when:7 p.m. march 5 where: college of charleston sottile theatre, 44 george st. price: $35, $55, $75 for more: 727-1216 or www.

Thursday, March 7 Civil Rights photos

what: gibbes curator of collections, sara arnold, will lead this tour of the exhibition “witness to history: civil rights era photographs” by James Karales. engaged as a photojournalist for look magazine, acclaimed photographer James Karales witnessed and documented many historic events during the civil rights movement and created some of the era’s most iconic images. when: 2:30 p.m. through march 7 where: gibbes museum of art, 135 meeting st. price: Free with admission more info: 722-2706 or www.

Student Recital

what: charleston academy of music’s student recital will

feature students of various ages and skill levels from the academy program. the recital is open to the general public, and all are welcome to attend. when: 6-7 p.m. march 7 where: albert simons center for the arts, 54 st. philip st. price: Free more info: 805-7794 or www.

Friday, March 8 ‘50s Rock ‘n’ Roll Revue’

what: brad and Jennifer moranz, producers of the charleston christmas special, present the world premiere of a new rock and roll musical, “you’re the one that i want: a ’50s rock and roll revue!” when: 7 p.m. march 8 where: charleston music hall, 37 John st. price: $18-$36 more info: 800-514-3849 or www.bradandjennifermoranz. com


what: it’s the swinging ’60s and, in paris, an american playboy is juggling love affairs with three sexy stewardesses, one from twa, one from lufthansa and one from air France. when all three unexpectedly turn up at his apartment on the same night, the comic fireworks begin. when: 7:30 p.m. march 8, 9, 1316, 20-23; 3 p.m. march 10, 17, 24 where: dock street theatre, 135 church st. price: adults $34.50-$53.50, seniors (60+) $32.50-$53.50, students (25 and under) $22.50$53.50 more info: 577-7183 or www.

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when: 8-11 p.m. march 1 where: sauer grapes, 885 island park drive, daniel island price: $17 more info: 849-1999 or www.

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Shrimp City Slim

what: lowcountry blues quartet in support of the new cd, “star marina” when: 9 p.m. march 1 where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 1205 ashley river road, charleston

Calhoun’s Calling

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

what: michael Jackson tribute band. when: 9 p.m. march 1 where: the music Farm, 32 ann st., downtown charleston price: $15 advance, $17 day-ofshow

2 Cool

what: electric and acoustic favorites. when: 9:30 p.m. march 1 where: dog & duck Food & spirits, 624 long point road, mount pleasant

Kurly Wolf

what: rock/classic rock. when: 9:30 p.m. march 1-2 where: sand dollar social club, 7 center st., Folly beach price: Free

Megan Jean & The KFB w/ Paleface Current Swell what: album release party for charleston-based “americana, punk, dance and avant-garde” duo megan Jean and the KFb with indie-folk pop/americana/ rock and roll band paleface out of concord, n.c. when: 9 p.m. march 1 where: tin roof, 1117 magnolia

what: acoustic rock/blues/reggae out of victoria, british columbia in canada. when: 10 p.m. march 1 where: loggerhead’s, 123 w. ashley ave., Folly beach

Karaoke & Dance w/ DJ E

when: 10 p.m.-1 a.m. first Friday of every month where: bushido Japanese restaurant, 1975 magwood drive, charleston

Bad Popes

what: americana/roots/rock band out of greenville. when: 10 p.m. march 1 where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 2209 middle st., sullivan’s island price: $5

saturday V-Tones

what: the self-described “post-modern ragtime/gypsy/ jazz/swing/jugband” will be performing at the breath of spring Festival.

when: 1-2 p.m. band; 10 a.m.4 p.m. festival march 2 where: cypress gardens, 3030 cypress gardens road, moncks corner price: $10 park/festival admission


what: progressive funk rock band will play the creekside stage at this week’s oyster roast. when: 4-8 p.m. march 2 where: morgan creek grill, 80 41st ave., isle of palms

Frank Duvall Trio

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

Open Jam

what: classic and current rock open music jam for musicians and singers of all skill levels. when: 6-8 p.m. saturdays where: Jesse and Friends, 1039 highway 41, mount pleasant price: Free more info: 670-3376 or www.

Shrimp City Slim

what: lowcountry blues pianist/ singer. when: 7 p.m. march 2 where: med bistro, 90 Folly road blvd., charleston price: Free

Shovels & Rope

what: self-described “sloppy tonk” music from michael trent and cary ann hearst. when: 8 p.m. march 2 where: charleston music hall, 37 John st., downtown charleston price: $17 advance, $20 day-ofshow more info: 853-2252 or www.

The Reckoning

what: grateful dead tribute

band, all members and full electric. when: 9 p.m. doors march 2 where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway, James island price: $8 advance, $10 day-ofshow more info: 571-4343 or www.

when: 5:30-8:30 p.m. march 3 where: high thyme, 2213 middle st., sullivan’s island

Hot Jazz Swing Dance

Dan Clamp

what: acoustic guitarist. when: 9 p.m.-midnight saturdays where: Folly beach crab shack, 24 center st.

what: swing dance lessons and social party. when: 6 p.m. beginner swing lesson, 7:30 p.m. social dance party where: ballroom dance club, 1632 ashley hall road, charleston price: $10 more info: 557-7690 or www.

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Havana Nights

what: pop, rock, dance and party covers. when: 10 p.m. march 2 where: molly darcy’s, 235 east bay st., downtown charleston

Gary Ray & The Heartwells

what: this jazz and salsa dancing event will feature gino castillo and his cuban Jazz band with cuban-inspired drink and food specials on the menu. when: 7-10 p.m. sundays where: voodoo tiki bar & lounge, 15 magnolia road, charleston

what: americana/country/rock out of nashville, tenn. when: 10 p.m. march 2 where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 2209 middle st., sullivan’s island price: $5

what: rock/acoustic/alternative. when: 9 p.m.-midnight sundays where: Folly beach crab shack, 24 center st.



what: self-described “caped, masked, original dirty rapper, godfather of hip hop, XXX-rated funk legend, party record King and the maestro of the miami soul sound.” when: 10 p.m. march 2 where: tin roof, 1117 magnolia road, charleston price: $13 advance, $15 day-ofshow more info: events/6960497/blowfly

sunday New South Jazzmen

what: traditional jazz during sunday brunch. when: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. sundays where: high cotton, 199 east bay st., downtown charleston more info: 724-3815 or www.

Rene Russell

what: acoustic/alternative singer-songwriter/12-string guitarist will perform during brunch. when: noon-3 p.m. march 3 where: the shelter, 202 coleman blvd., mount pleasant

Cattle in the Cane

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

54 Bicycles

what: acoustic widespread covers and other rock tunes.

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High Steppin’ Trio

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

‘In the Round’

what: carroll brown, “big Frank” waddell and michael reno harrell will present an evening of singer/ songwriter/guitarist storytelling “in the round.” when: 6 p.m. march 4 where: buddyroe’s shrimp shack, 1528 ben sawyer blvd., mount pleasant price: $15

Battle of the Bands

what: week 1 of a five-week local band competition, in connection with 98 rock. twelve bands will be selected and three judges will pick the final winner. when: 8 p.m. march 4 where: tin roof, 1117 magnolia road, charleston price: $5

Songwriter’s Night

what: susie summers hosts this open mic with original song performances only. when: 8 p.m.-2 a.m. mondays where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 1205 ashley river road, charleston price: Free

Open Mic

what: open mic with dave grunstra of local acoustic americana duo wire and wood. when: 9:30 p.m. mondays

where: Folly beach crab shack, 24 center st.

Tuesday Ned Durrett & The Kindly Gents

what: acoustic/folk/rock/blues band out of columbia will play on the patio during the oyster roast. when: 2-5 p.m. march 5 where: pearlz oyster bar, 9 magnolia road, charleston price: $12 all-you-can-eat oysters more info: 573-2277

James Slater Trio

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

Ray Wrenn

what: acoustic favorites. when: 7 p.m. tuesdays where: buddyroe’s shrimp shack, 1528 ben sawyer blvd., mount pleasant

Home Team Trivia

when: 8-10 p.m. tuesdays where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 2209 middle st., sullivan’s island

Bronze Radio Return w/ The Dunwells

what: americana/indie/roots rock from bronze radio return out of hartford, conn., and a “blend of english rock and american roots music” from the dunwells out of the united Kingdom. when: 8:30 p.m. doors march 5 where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway, James island price: $10 advance, $12 day-ofshow more info: 571-4343 or www.

Mac Calhoun

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

Fire & Ice Karaoke

what: Karaoke with dJ wild bill. when: 9 p.m. tuesdays where: wet willies, 209 east bay st., downtown charleston price: no cover. more info: 826-2193 or www.

Mr. Goodstache

what: blues/funk/jazz. when: 9 p.m.-midnight march 5 where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 1205 ashley river road, charleston price: no cover.

urban Praise Band

what: self-described “catchy,

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Wednesday Anne Caldwell & Larry Ford Trio

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

Justin Mackie

what: one-man band, live looper. when: 6-9 p.m. march 6 where: ms. roses, 1090 sam rittenberg blvd., charleston more info: 766-0223


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

Reid Stone

what: member of americana/ roots/rock band guilt ridden troubadour, sometimes acoustic, sometimes with a full band, sometimes with rotating musicians. when: 7-9 p.m. wednesdays where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 2209 middle st., sullivan’s island price: no cover.

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ace’s on bridge By BOBBY WOLFF

Two of the original ACBL Life Masters were players whose surnames differed by a single letter. We saw a deal earlier this month defended by Sam Fry; time, therefore, to credit Richard Frey, who was the fifth member of the Four Aces, the first team to take on Eli Culbertson. He collaborated with Howard Schenken in a daily column for over 30 years. Here is a deal that he defended expertly.Againstthreeno-trump, Frey(West)ledtheheartfour.Declarer played low from dummy, and East won the trick with his king and returned the heart nine, declarer following first with the heart seven, then with the queen. Declarer now attacked diamonds, and Frey could see that

he would be able to win the diamond ace and clear hearts. But what were the chances that he would regain the lead with the spade ace before declarer had cashed nine tricks? It is very easy to focus on your own hand and your own plans without considering what declarer might do to combat them. Here, Frey correctly concluded that he had little chance of success by clearing the hearts. Since he could also see the danger of ducking even one diamond trick if declarer had six clubs, he took hisdiamondaceatonceandshifted to the spade jack. Since East had the spade king, with length, this ensured that the defenders could take three spade tricks and set the contract.

Carroll Brown

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

Live Team Trivia

what: live team trivia at all five lowcountry locations. times may vary. when: wednesdays where: Kickin’ chicken restaurants price: Free more info: www.kickinchicken. com

Karaoke w/ DJ E

when: 8-11 wednesdays where: pal Joey’s martini lounge, 1035 Johnnie dodds blvd., mount pleasant price: no cover.

Lowcountry Blues Club

what: Full band, open mic electric jam, with backline drums and amps provided. when: 8 p.m. wednesdays where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 1205 ashley river road, charleston price: Free

Mount Moriah w/ Company

what: rock/folk/americana from mount moriah out of durham, n.c., with local indie band company. when: 9 p.m. march 6 where: tin roof, 1117 magnolia road, charleston price: $8 advance, $10 day-ofshow

Rachel Brooke

what: country/roots/blues/ americana out of michigan. when: 9 p.m. march 6

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where: the royal american, 970 morrison drive, downtown charleston price: $6

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires w/ Roadkill Ghost Choir

what: alabama-based rock band, lee bains iii & the glory Fires playing self-described “stink ’n’ roll” and Florida-based indie folk/rock band roadkill ghost choir. when: 9 p.m. doors march 6 where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway, James island price: $8 more info: 571-4343 or www.

Thursday, March 7 Reckoning Duo

what: grateful dead covers, featuring members of sol driven train. when: 6-9 p.m. march 7 where: rita’s seaside grille, 2 center st., Folly beach more info: 588-2525

Patrick Blake

what: guitarist/frontman of whiskey diablo is a one-man band playing a variety of originals and covers from many genres. when: 6:15-9:15 p.m. thursdays where: ms. roses, 1090 sam rittenberg blvd., charleston more info: 766-0223

2 Cool

what: acoustic and electric favorites. when: 8-11 p.m. march 7 where: molly darcy’s, 235 east bay st., downtown charleston

Mandolin Orange w/ The South Carolina Broadcasters

what: indie country/lyrical/ folk/roots/americana music from

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mandolin orange out of north carolina with local americana/ bluegrass/old-time trio, the south carolina broadcasters. when: 8:30 p.m. doors march 7 where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway, James island price: $6 advance, $8 day-ofshow more info: 571-4343 or www.

Dance & Karaoke w/ DJ E

when: 8:30-11:30 p.m. thursday where: applebee’s neighborhood grill & bar, 1859 sam rittenberg blvd., charleston

Taco Donkey

what: a charleston-based “original genre rock” band. when: 9 p.m.-midnight march 7 where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 1205 ashley river road, charleston price: no cover.

Todd Wolfe Band

what: Former sheryl crow sideman and his self-described “bluesadelic-jam-rock” band. when: 10 p.m. march 7 where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 2209 middle st., sullivan’s is. price: $5

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DOONESBuRY By Garry Trudeau

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B.C. By Mastroianni & Hart

SALLY FORTH By Francesco Marciuliano & Craig Macintosh

PEANuTS By Charles Schulz

JuMP START By Robb Armstrong

BLONDIE By Dean Young

DuSTIN By Steve Kelley & Jeff Parker

CuRTIS By Ray Billingsley


word game yesterday’s word: brusQuely

beryl bluer blues average mark 19 blur words time limit 35 minutes brusque burl can you find 28 burley or more words in burly commutes? burse the list will be published tomorrow. bury busy – united Feature syndicate 2/28 buyer

today’s word: commutes

byre rebus rely ruble ruby rule ruse user usury slub slue slur

slyer suer sure surely surly query lues lure lyre lyse yule

the rules -words must be four

or more letters. -words which acquire four letters by the addition of “s,” such as “bats,” are not used. -only one form of a verb is used. For example, either “pose” or “posed,” not both. -no proper nouns or slang words are used.

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

MARMADuKE By Brad & Paul Anderson

BIZARRO By Dan Piraro

Yesterday’s Solution

ZIGGY By Tom Wilson

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NON SEquITuR By Wiley Miller

BEETLE BAILEY By Mort, Greg & Brian Walker


JuDGE PARKER By Woody Wilson & Mike Manley


ROSE IS ROSE By Pat Brady & Don Wimmer

MARY WORTH By Joe Giella & Karen Moy


HI AND LOIS By Brian & Greg Walker & Chris Browne

LuANN By Greg Evans

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THE WIZARD OF ID By Brant Parker

BABY BLuES By Jerry Scott & Rick Kirkman

DILBERT By Scott Adams

ANDY CAPP By Reg Smythe

HAGAR THE HORRIBLE By Chris Browne GET FuZZY By Darby Conley

ZITS By Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman

GRAND AVENuE By Steve Breen

today’s horoscope aries (march 21april 19): don’t get angry, get moving. sitting around waiting for someone will only make you disgruntled. you’ll make new acquaintances.

leo (July 23-aug. 22): concentrate on what needs to be done at home. pay attention to money matters and the expenses you incur. make your dollar stretch.

sagittarius (nov. 22dec. 21): communication and travel will be costly. listen but don’t start a feud with someone who doesn’t share your opinions.

taurus (april 20-may 20): reorganize and redefine what it is you want to accomplish. getting together with people will lead to solutions if you collaborate. love is on the rise.

virgo (aug. 23sept. 22): share responsibilities with coworkers and personal partners. push for what you want and you will receive.

capricorn (dec. 22Jan. 19): engage in activities that will allow you to readdress goals that you let fade away. refuse to let anyone put pressure on you to do something you don’t care to do.

gemini (may 21June 20): don’t give in under pressure. taking on responsibilities that stand in the way of your own accomplishments will not benefit you. cancer (June 21July 22): take the unusual route or sign up for something that you know little about. heading down an obscure path will enrich your life.

libra (sept. 23oct. 22): overreacting or taking on too much will be your downfall. controlling your emotions will be necessary if you don’t want to damage a good working relationship. scorpio (oct. 23nov. 21): take a break and enjoy the people you like to spend time with most. nurture your relationships with friends, your lover or your children.

aQuarius (Jan. 20feb. 18): go over your plans and readdress the changes you must make to your personal papers. Family and finances should be at the top of your to-do list. pisces (feb. 19march 20): let your ideas grow and develop a plan that will secure a better life for you and those you love.

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thursday, february 28, 2013: E35

Man regrets giving ex-wife a place to stay

a trivia feast for foodies


By reBekah Bradford Special to The Post and Courier


ttention all foodies! The BB&t charleston wine + food festival is taking over marion square (you’ve likely already noticed the white tents popping up) and beyond this weekend. today through sunday, there will be lectures, food demonstrations, wine tastings, appearances by celebrity chefs and more happening all over the peninsula, though the hub is marion square. two-time head2head champ Brenda franklin is being challenged this week by randy chase.


1. lowcountry boil made of shrimp, corn on the cob and sausage is also known as what? 2. what does the vintage date on a bottle of wine indicate? 3. in 1994, these brothers decided to popularized the boiled peanut in new york, and now have cookbooks and an online catalog. who are they? 4. what staple was introduced almost as an afterthought in the 17th century but is now considered a main ingredient in many lowcountry dishes? 5. how many grapes does it take to make an average-size bottle of wine? 6. what popular restaurant in downtown charleston was the site of a dinner held in honor of george washington in 1791? 7. what kind of alcohol is used to flavor she-crab soup? 8. traditionally in the lowcountry, what is eaten on new year’s day in order to bring luck? 9. what is the main ingredient in grits? 10. what is a scuppernong?


This Lowcountry staple has two names. Do you know them both?

BRENDA’S ANSWERS 1. it’s frogmore stew. 2. when the bottle was stored? 3. the lee brothers 4. grits 5. maybe a few handfuls. 6. mccrady’s 7. madeira (wine) 8. oh, i don’t know. 9. corn 10. isn’t it a kind of grape?

CONCLuSION despite wins the past two weeks, brenda met her match in randy, who knew more about lowcountry cuisine. he’ll return next week looking for another win. For more information about the wine + Food Festival, go to www.charlestonwineandfood. com. and make sure to check out our coverage on pages 20-23.


1. Frogmore stew. no frogs in it though. 2. when the grapes are picked. 3. ted and matt lee 4. rice 5. roughly two pounds. 6. mccrady’s 7. sherry 8. it’s an old dish known as hoppin’ John. not sure who John was though. 9. corn 10. a grape

CORRECT ANSWERS 1. Frogmore stew 2. the year the grapes were harvested. 3. matt and ted lee 4. rice 5. about 21/2 pounds

6. mccrady’s 7. sherry 8. hoppin’ John 9. corn 10. a variety of the muscadine grape.

ear aBBy: my exwife cheated on me five years ago. she ran off with a nonworking criminal type and has been bouncing from place to place with this bozo ever since. when they and their 3-year-old became homeless two weeks ago, all of a sudden she showed up at my door shoeless and with their son in a diaper. she said her boyfriend was abusive and asked to stay with me until she finds a place. i agreed under the provision that she not see this guy. i am a hard-working single father of two. i know my heart is two sizes too big for my own good sometimes, and i don’t want to be taken advantage of. abby, did i make the right choice? or should i have told her she was not welcome and turned her and her son away? i really feel i shouldn’t have to help her, and she should rely on her loser boyfriend, whom she has started seeing again. i need guidance and your expert advice. am i an idiot? — confused DEAR CONFUSED: You’re not an idiot; you’re a pushover. Your ex already has broken the agreement she made when you let her in. The situation is not going to get better; it will only become more complicated. You have helped her for two weeks. Now it’s time to direct her to a shelter that can help her get her life back together and give her son a stable home. Your responsibility for her welfare ended when she left you for another man. dear aBBy: i just finished reading the letter from “cafe crazy” about the woman changing the baby on the restaurant’s table. you advised that she should have taken the baby to the ladies’ room to change it on a changing table there, and if there wasn’t one, there should be. i am a stay-at-home father and many times have had to resort to an awkward changing table alternative to accomplish the task (though

dear abby

never a restaurant table), as there are very few changing tables in men’s rooms. in these dynamic, diverse and changing economic times, the ability to stay home and raise my children has been awesome, and i would do it over again in a heartbeat. it has been hard, however, because society still assumes that raising children is a woman’s job. not only should there have been a changing table in the ladies’ room, but also one in the men’s room. abby, please help us proud papas to raise our children with the same facilities allowed the mamas of the world! — grant in sunnyvale, calif. DEAR GRANT: I apologize, and I’m glad to have the opportunity to not only help fathers everywhere to raise their children, but also to raise consciousness where it is needed. Since the letter from “Crazy Cafe” was printed, I have heard from parents of both sexes as far away as Denmark. Although some men’s restrooms are equipped with changing tables, not all are, and they should be. Another solution is a “family” restroom; however, many establishments have neither the money nor the room to install a third one. dear aBBy: something has been bothering me and i’d like your opinion. if a group of people goes out to eat together and no one wants to order dessert except one person, is it rude for that person to keep everyone else waiting and watching while he/she orders and eats the dessert? — check, please DEAR CHECK, PLEASE: It’s not rude if you first ask the others in the group if they would mind, and they wanted to chat over coffee.

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02.28.13 Charleston Scene  

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02.28.13 Charleston Scene  

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