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COVER STORY: Daniel Day-Lewis (above) is already expected to get an Oscar nod for his portrayal of President Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg’s latest, “Lincoln,” in theaters Friday. See what other movies are already garnering Oscar buzz and get all the details on the other new releases, including “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2.” Pages 18-25

what’s inside 4 | dollar days

10 | arts

26 | movie listings

12-13 | music

5 | get out

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holiday happenings revving up


ummerville is jumping into the holiday festivities with both feet. at this month’s Third Thursday, enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays. From 5-8 p.m. today, hutchinson Square will be aglow with twinkling white lights, carolers will be caroling, and there will be hot cocoa and cookies. horse and carriage rides will be taking tours around the square, and various music groups will be performing. also, make sure to check out the Best and Brightest Store window decorating contest and vote for your favorite. adding to the festive atmosphere will be two walking performances of “a christmas carol” by storyteller time lowry. The performances take place in different venues around town and are limited to 40 people each. The tours are at 5:30 and 7 p.m., and tickets are $10. top off the evening by attending Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig’s warehouse christmas Ball at art and Soul, 115 w. 2nd South St. enjoy traditional christmas music, dancing, parlor games and a spread of english delights. The cost is $10. Third Thursday is a free, rain-or-shine event put on by Summerville dreaM (downtown restoration, enhancement and Management) in downtown Summerville along Main Street and richardson avenue. Shops will be open late, many with special promotions. go to summervilledream. org, call 821-7260 or email info@summervilledream. org.

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Hutchinson Square will be filled with lights for this month’s Third Thursday event tonight in downtown Summerville.

holiday open house

walterboro also is getting into the spirit of the season this weekend with its holiday open house. From 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday in downtown walterboro and at the South carolina artisans center, the city will feature artisan demonstrations and a holiday craft show. in addition, the free event will include holiday music, artist demonstrations and special sales at retailers, local restaurants, 12 antiques stores and the christmas File/grace beahm/staFF Shop. Yogi catches a ride with call 549-0011, or go to Craig Partridge at a or ous Toys for Tots motorcycle ride, put on by the Law motorcycle ride Riders and uSMCR. an event that holds a speone unwrapped toy per rider cial place in my heart is the (or $20) and one unwrapped toys for tots motorcycle ride, put on by the law rid- toy per passenger (or $10). ers motorcycle club and the registration begins at 9 a.m. with the ride scheduled to Marine corps reserve. pull out at 11 a.m. This 16th annual event is expect to see Santa and all about collecting toys that his elves, and possibly the will be distributed to less grinch participating, as mafortunate children during ny deck out their bikes and the holidays, and having a themselves in holiday gear. good time while doing so. The event also will feature to participate in the music, food vendors and a police-escorted motorcycle ride, folks are asked to bring 50/50 raffle.

The collection ride, which is normally held in the north charleston coliseum parking lot, this year has moved to a new location. The ride will leave from and return to the exchange park Fairgrounds, u.S. highway 78 in ladson. go to

smoke on the harbor

another event this weekend that’s looking to give back is the inaugural Smoke on the harbor BBQ Throwdown. Benefiting the lowcountry Food Bank, the Southern BBQ network sanctioned event is asking attendees to bring a minimum of five nonperishable food items. Those who do will be rewarded with $5 off the $10 admission. held at the charleston harbor resort & Marina, the two-day competition will include live music performances, activities for kids and, of course, lots of food and refreshment options. The event will be 5-10 p.m. Friday and noon-8 p.m. Saturday at 20 patriots point road in Mount pleasant. call 469-3579 or go to www.

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runs, paddle to begin turkey day countdown run or walk is $25. proceeds benefit Kiawanis’ children programs. http://monckscorner

the final week. weather in the final week likely will determine if turkey day sets more new records. it has been the only factor stopping the event’s hcc 2-miler upward trend in the past The most unusual race decade. distance among the 50-plus online registration ends road races belongs to the at 11:55 p.m. Monday. inhealthy charleston chalperson registration will be ne week from today, lenge 2-mile run & walk, an 5-8 p.m. tuesday, 10 a.m.South carolina’s event resurrected five years 8 p.m. wednesday and second largest road ago by the Medical univer7-8:45 a.m. on race day, race and the 28th largest sity of South carolina well- nov. 22. 5K in u.S., the turkey ness center in celebration of The fee is $35 until race day run and gobble its anniversary — 24th this day, when it goes to $40. wobble, will draw thouyear. sands to downtown charlesThe event will be 8 a.m. ton for a Thanksgiving Saturday at the MuSc well- swamp fox paddle not everything involves tradition. ness center, 45 courtenay But before that event takes drive. pavement in the coming place, two others featuring week. a two-miler timed five less conventional distances The dedication of the days before turkey day, by will give runners and walk- the way, is a perfect trial to Swamp Fox 50 Mile paddle ers a chance to test out their help time-conscious runners and camp trail will be at legs. 10 a.m. Saturday at low pinpoint a pace for the bigFalls landing and include a ger race. run for thanks and while the event may paddle through Stump hole another long-held run seem pricey, $40 for people Swamp. Bring your own with a Thanksgiving kayak or canoe. who are not MuSc stutheme, the 28th annual The aquatic trail winds dents or staff, it includes a run for Thanks is a fivethrough lakes Marion and one-month free membermile event in the Berkeley ship. Students and staff can Moultrie, connecting county peninsula hamlet “gift” the membership to a dozens of islands and campof pinopolis. sites. friend or family member. The run, held entirely The effort is a collaboraearly packet pickup and on land jutting out into tion of Santee cooper, the late in-person registration lake Moultrie, will be at is 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and S.c. department of natural 9 a.m. Saturday starting resources, Berkeley county 6:30-7:30 a.m. Saturday. from trinity episcopal Soil and conservation church. district and Boy Scouts of turkey day run a 3-mile health walk will america. begin at 9:15 a.m. from the as for turkey day, the regdirections and more same location. istration rush is under way details can be found at www. run for Thanks is orgafor the Thanksgiving day swampfox50milepaddle nized by the Moncks corner tradition., by calling Kiwanis club, which always chuck Magera of the the conservation district at treats participants well. top charlestowne road race 719-4146 or emailing bluefinishers win prize money Series, who long has while age group winners get provided the Knights of as the trail opens, the gift certificates. columbus with registration Berkeley county Blueways in the few years i’ve run and finish line services, says and the Swamp Fox 50 Mile it, i make it a point to head that numbers are already trail also are looking for over to pinopolis united up from last year’s recordgroups to adopt one of the Methodist church afterbreaking race of 6,052 regmany islands on lakes Mariward, as they hold a homeistrants and 5,554 counted on and Moultrie. made soup and sandwich finishers. groups need to commit to fundraiser. according to Magera, reg- cleaning up each site at least participants are urged to istrations as of tuesday are four times a year. bring canned goods, which at 2,314, 600 ahead of last Volunteers should contact will be distributed to a loyear’s year-to-date registra- archie at ilike2kayak@juno. cal food bank. The cost to tion count, as the race enters com.


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angel oak restaurant keeps it fresh, local By deidre Schipani

sherry dressing for the pear and arugula combination had no sherry flavor and the n the summer, culinary salad was underdressed, institute of america The menu proper speaks graduate and Mississippi with the language of Southnative Jay Kees and his wife, ern comfort foods — foods nicole, opened angel oak “that hug you” as defined by restaurant. The location, on celebrity chef carla hall of Savannah highway near red “top chef” fame. top, formerly housed caliButtermilk fried chicken ente, Mia’s cafe and charles ($17) with five-spice herbed towne general Store at difhoney, meatloaf and smashed ferent times. potatoes ($16) and countryThe space has nothing in fried steak ($16) with sawmill common with paris, but step gravy demonstrate Kees’ deinto the studied renovation votion to the Southern canon of banquettes, the beadof good eats. leroy burnell/staFF board and toile, and you we found the braised short can be in any parisian arrib ($22) to be fatty and not rondissement. nicole Kees’ Mepkin abbey, vegetables fried green tomatoes proquite collapsed on itself by artistic talents quickly disfrom limehouse produce, vide simple options if you a slow braise. yet its thyme patched a soulless structure baked goods from Saffron, stopped in for a glass of wine demi glace bore witness to into bistro-chic. geechie Boy grits and cher- or craft-brewed beer. a slow, stratified sauce, rea simple farm table stages ry point seafood anchor the appetizers are more sulting in a lush lacquer of the greeting area with fresh menu with the ubiquity of fat-bombs than “teasers” meaty goodness cradling the flowers and seasonal prolocal and seasonal. for your dinner. hickory grits and beef. duce. Salvaged doors and Kees is proud that his smoked bacon ($8) gets Shrimp carbonara ($16) shutters screen the detritus restaurant has neither a the Buffalo wing treatment should be embraced as a of restaurant cleanup and microwave nor a freezer. as with hot sauce, blue cheese noodle dish and not pasta as busing. The photographs an accomplished personal drizzle and scallions; mac the soft ribbons of tagliatelle of lowcountry artist Susan and pastry chef, he brings and cheese ($12) is gilded in nestled fresh shrimp, salty Budnick bring a sense of those experiences to the rich Mornay sauce further lardons and a creamy herb place to the walls. harmony menu at angel oak. Bacon amended with gruyere sauce. i liked the dish but and balance are created is cured in house, legare cheese and pulled pork; pork not its name because expecthrough the use of mirrors beef is ground for burgers, tacos ($6) are misnamed as tation was for al dente pasta and light. Mason jars, misand all salad dressings, pas- they feature asian-spiked in a peppery emulsified matched china, chairs contas, ricotta cheese, pickles hoisin sauce with pulled sauce. toured for seating, upended and sauces are made from pork and pickled onions on Kees travels the globe with jar-like lighting and paperscratch. steamed buns — more pork his spices and staples: mirin, topped tables marry the rusThe menu will change with bun than taco shell. Stick hoisin, five-spice powder and tic with the restored. the seasons and already has with a half-dozen oysters bang-bang sauce pucker and Jay Kees adheres to a plow- witnessed the introduction ($7) with a pucker-powered slather his entrees. Bacon to-plate philosophy, and the of escargot, pastry-wrapped mignonette sauce and a worship is transferred to the farms of Johns island and brie and squash-filled ravioli chilled stout. lardon and ambition is chanother local sources provide to welcome fall. Salads of leafy greens ($6), neled to the lowcountry. ample ingredients for his a snack menu ($3) of piiceberg wedge ($7), and pear desserts will vary: brulee, menu. Beef from legare miento cheese, ricotta cheese and arugula ($9) are nicely red velvet whoopie pies and Farms, mushrooms from with honey, deviled eggs and composed, but the creamy chocolate mousse have been

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angel oak restaurant

cuisine: american eclectic category: neighborhood Favorite Location: 3669 savannah highway near red top phone: 556-7525 hours: lunch, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. tuesday-saturday; dinner, 5-9 p.m. tuesday-thursday, 5-10 p.m. Friday and saturday; sunday brunch, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. food: 1/2 atmosphere: 1/2 service: 1/2 price: $-$$$ costs: snacks $3, appetizers $6-$12; salads $6-9; sides $3; supper entrees $16-$22; sandwiches $8-$15. lunch menu $7-$14; salads $6-$10; blue plate specials $9; sunday brunch $7-$12. vegetarian options: limited to seafood and sides. bar: beer and wine only decibeL LeveL: moderate wheeLchair access: yes other: blue plate specials tuesdays-Fridays; tuesdays, half off appetizers; wednesdays, half off wines by the glass $10 or less and all bottles; thursdays, half off beer. lunch buffet. patio seating. gift certificates, private events. Facebook, twitter,, info@ featured. we went with the beignets (Kees spent some time in new orleans), and it was a very good choice. hot, tender dough puffs, crusted with cinnamon and sugar, ready to be plunged into a high-quality chocolate sauce — finger-licking good. prices are accessible and servers are well-trained. nicole Kees spends time at each table and this cheerful space makes it easy to be a regular. angel oak restaurant is a welcome addition to the neighborhood. like many dishes that

require marination or maceration to birth their best flavors — well, angel oak restaurant is “that dish” now. tooled with a quality chef, fueled by a hospitable staff and having standards that meet ambitions, Jay Kees may want to scale back the menu or hire a sous chef as the demands of his menu may break the boughs of angel oak restaurant. cutting some slack in the back of the house will allow the restaurant to flourish just like its namesake tree.

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fire street food looks to the east for inspiration

By roB young Special to The Post and Courier

if you go

come and play with “Fire,” beckons one of the newer restaurants on King Street. and by fire, the establishment means a medley of pan-asian foods in a trendy, contemporary setting. Fire Street Food opened its first location in March in Savannah and then followed with another in September in charleston. The lowcountry location formerly housed Burger Babies. Shades of turquoise and orange color the restaurant, and while the old Burger Babies may have featured elements of contemporary asian design, Fire Street Food features fare from the asian realm:

what: Fire street Food where: 293 king st. for more info: 641-0152 or www.firestreetfood. com china, Korea, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam. Fire Street breaks its menu into several categories, including skewers, sushi rolls, authentic eats and its signature street eats. The latter sort consists of items like spicy Thai barbecue ribs ($9.95), pork chops ($8.95), crispy chicken wings ($6.95), stir-fried noodles ($8.95) and lemongrass chicken ($8.95). The skewers, like the Japanese yakitori, are grilled over a charcoal flame.

photographs by rob young

The grilled chicken skewers from Fire Street Food.

The Gang Keowon (green curry) from Fire Street Food.

whether chicken, pork, beef or shrimp, they enjoy a rich taste, containing a bit of soy and garlic. The authentic eats sections

sweetened with coconut milk, onions and bell peppers for a pleasant taste. as sandwiches go, Fire Street ups the ante with

looks to Thailand by offering the popular pad Thai ($8.95) and red, yellow and green curry dishes ($7.95). The green curry is a mild bowl,

prime ground beef ($9.95) and wagyu Kobe burgers ($14.95). doubtful you’d find either on the street, but hey, no complaints here.

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place at 7 p.m. Friday in the By deidre Schipani Special to The Post and Courier upstairs dining room at Fish, 442 King St. The cost is $70, beaujolais nouveau and seating is limited to 30 This special evening toasts guests. one of France’s richest For details or to make winemaking traditions: the reservations, call 722-3473 century-old Beaujolais nou- or go to veau celebration, marking the success of another year’s dining for a cause harvest. Fish general manager and november is american certified specialist of wine diabetes Month. to support Jodie Battles has partnered this cause, lowcountry Biswith local distributor advin- tro is asking every customer tage to present charleston’s during november to add $1 first taste of limited, highor more to his or her check caliber 2012 crus from the as a donation to diabetes legendary Beaujolais wine research. region. in addition, lowcountry French master chef nico Bistro, 49 S. Market St., will romo will serve a fivematch a portion of the donacourse French menu as som- tions and donate $1 from all meliers provide information sales of the month’s specialty about the five Beaujolais cocktail, The only tenn i wine crus. See. call 302-0290. This tasting dinner takes lowcountry Bistro sister

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house with special 18thcentury dining and entertaining tours at 4 p.m. nov. 27, dec. 4 and dec. 11. a See elaborate table settings and period-appropriate faux b food throughout the various m entertaining spaces within the house. w sunday brunch tour the circa 1740 kitchen Stars grill room & roofbuilding and learn about i top Bar at 495 King St. is open-hearth cooking. Visit n open for Sunday brunch. the laundry area, servants’ s The restaurant’s cuisine is quarters and auxiliary kitchenb fetching new concept centered on live-fire cookherb garden. r books and a buffet Jack hurley, owner of ing, and the brunch menu admission is $10, $5 for i a special event will take Jack’s cosmic dogs, anwill follow suit. reservations children 3-12; admission t place on Friday at the heirnounced the closing of the for Sunday brunch, served is free for charleston Mu- p loom Book co., 123 King St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., can be made seum members and children i west ashley location at 817 andrews ave. The prop- featuring dr. Jim casada, an by calling 577-0100 or via under 3. reservations are i erty will become Mex 1 Baja outdoor writer, sportsman opentable. not required. The heyward- p and archibald rutledge cantina, a new concept of washington house is at a 18th century display 87 church St. Scholar. Southern california and 9 inspiration for holiday casada will sign copies Baja Mexico cuisine. call 722-2996 or go to www. g entertaining can be found of his “carolina christhurley anticipates a t at the charleston Museum’s mas,” along with other of december opening. r please see chew page e9 heyward-washington his publications. at 6 p.m., Mex 1 is named after the n t b g restaurant 82 Queen also will be participating in the drive to raise funds for diabetes research. call 723-7591. lowcountry Bistro and 82 Queen will be open every day in november, including Thanksgiving day. to make a reservation, go to www.lowcountryBistro. com or For information on diabetes, go to

Mexican highway on the Baja peninsula that connects tijuana to cabo San lucas. The Baja cantina will feature tacos, enchiladas, rice bowls and salads. There will be a full-service bar with tequila, craft beers and wines. during the construction, hurley will continue to serve hot dogs and his famous fries from the cosmic airstream in front of the store 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

cocktails will be served and venison will be tasted. a hunt buffet will follow at 7:30 p.m. tickets are $40. call the heirloom Book co. at 4691717 or go to

Chew on This special: Restaurants talk holiday turkey

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Blu restaurant & editor’s note: the following is a list of area restau- Bar: partake in an oceanfront-dining buffet. holirants that will be open on thanksgiving day or offering day favorites will be served meals for pickup in advance. noon-6 p.m. price is $31.95 for adults, $14.95 for kids. the limited buffet, served By deidre Schipani Special to The Post and Courier 6-8 p.m., is $18.95 for adults and $7.95 for kids. View the menu online at www.blu 82 Queen: the restaurant reservawill be open 1-9 p.m. it will feature a special thanksgiv- tions are required, so call ing day menu. call 723-7591 588-6658. Blu is at 1 center or go to St. on Folly Beach. Bull street Gourmet to make a reservation. Blossom: the hospitality & market: the shop at 120 King St. will provide all Management group restauyour turkey day needs, inrant will be open 11 a.m.cluding wine. turkey is avail9 p.m., and the menu will able roasted, fried or smoked feature slow roasted freerange turkey with cornbread for $5 a pound. check them out at bullstreetgourmetand and house-made sausage or call 722-6464. stuffing, slow cooked green cru caterinG: place an beans, whipped potatoes, order and pick it up. cru’s candied cranberries and thanksgiving dinner will giblet gravy, and red wineinclude roasted turkey, tradibraised lamb shank with tional Southern-style stuffanson Mills slow-roasted ing, giblet gravy, port wine polenta with pistachios and rosemary, port-braised cher- cranberry sauce, a roasted pumpkin and arugula salad, ries, gremolata and braising whipped sweet potatoes, jus. Blossom is at 171 east Bay St. call 722-9200 or go to caramelized brussels sprouts and a bourbon pecan pie dessert. the full menu is $35


per person, plus tax. orders M have a four-person minimum 2 and must be placed by noon t Sunday by calling 534-2433. p orders must be picked up r noon-2 p.m. wednesday at l the catering office at 1784 t harmon St. if you’re just in- $ terested in side dishes, cru f can do that, too. call for pric- f ing and details. g cypress: the hospitality 4 Management group restaurant will be open for dinner g from 4-9 p.m. the menu S will feature butternut squash y soup, smoked heritage turkey, F shiitake-cornbread stuffing, o bacon braised greens, mascar- o pone potato puree, natural jus, j cranberry compote, roast ham and pecan pie. cypress is at t 167 east Bay St. call 727-0111 M or go to www.magnolias9 w dine with sal: two of t the company’s restaurants, w Boulevard diner and Village o Bakery, are offering up help this holiday season. Boule- h vard diner will help you out g with sides, so long as you s order by 3 p.m. tuesday, while 9 g please see turkey, page e9 r

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the Village Bakery will dish out some pie if you call by 3 p.m. Friday. go to www. for details. Folly Beach craB shack: the crab Shack at 26 center St. will open at 11:30 a.m. the raw bar will be open along with a limited menu. call 588-3080. the Glass onion: the west ashley restaurant at 1219 Savannah highway is offering up the opportunity to order seasonal sides, soups and desserts to pick up before turkey day. dishes range from cornbread dressing (with or without oysters) to gumbo to chocolate pecan pie. the glass onion says it will use primarily local ingredients in these dishes. place your order by Friday and pickup will be 11 a.m.9 p.m. wednesday. the glass onion will be closed thanksgiving day, but will reopen with regular hours nov. 23. a full menu of thanksgiving offerings can be found at www.ilovethe Grill 225: chef demetre castanas will serve a buffet 1-7 p.m. at the restaurant at Market pavilion hotel, 225 east Bay St. dining options will include uSda prime tenderloin, slow roasted turkey and roasted leg of lamb, among others. the price is $79 for adults, $29 for children 6-12, $18 for kids 3-6. View the full menu online at www. call 2664222 to make reservations. Grill on the edGe: grill on the edge, 41 center St., Folly Beach, will prepare your side. place orders by Friday and pick them up on wednesday. to place an order, call 633-0143 or email lowcountry Bistro: the restaurant at 49 South Market St. will be open 19 p.m. thanksgiving day and will feature a special menu. to make a reservation, go to or call 302-0290. maGnolias: the hospitality Management group restaurant will be serving from 11:30 a.m.9 p.m., offering thanksgiving specials including roasted butternut squash

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bisque with spiced creme fraiche and mains of tennessee tom turkey, pecancrusted mahi mahi with lemon-sherry butter or pork roulade. all specials will be served with buttermilk whipped potatoes, country green beans, herb stuffing and cranberry sauce. dessert offerings will be pumpkin cheesecake with spiced creme anglaise and whipped cream or chocolate chess pie with raspberry sauce and whipped cream. Magnolias is at 185 east Bay St. call 577-7771 or go to momma Brown’s BBQ: the reopened Mount pleasant spot at 2840 u.S. highway 17 is taking orders for barbecue turkeys and all of the sides. call 849-5522 for details. morGan creek Grill: the restaurant will feature a buffet from noon-4 p.m. the cost is $28 for adults, $8 for children 12 and under. Morgan creek grill is at 80 41st ave. on isle of palms. call 886-8980. oak steakhouse: the restaurant, at 17 Broad St. will be open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. price is $42, which includes a choice of sweet onion bisque, braised short-rib marmalade, or spinach and arugula salad, housemade Burden creek goat cheese ricotta, roasted beets, crispy butternut squash, candied garlic vinaigrette. entree: choices are roasted carolina turkey breast and confit legs, housemade pork sausage stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts, charred baby carrots, fresh cranberry compote, four-day gravy. dessert offerings are pumpkin panna cotta, cranberry compote, pumpkin seed brittle. to

make a reservation, go to www.oaksteakhouse or call 722-4220 pooGan’s porch: enjoy a special, pre-fixe menu from chef daniel doyle. the three-course menu will feature traditional dishes as well as contemporary menu items. all traditional selections are served with brown buttered green beans, roasted sweet corn pudding, cranberry relish and a choice of candied sweet potatoes or

butter-whipped potatoes and giblet gravy. For dessert, guests will be offered a choice of four items. poogan’s porch will be open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. the pre-fixe menu is $35.95 for adults, $14.95 for children 10 and under. reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 577-2337 or via opentable. poogan’s porch is at 72 Queen St. For more, go to www. the sanctuary: the pastry team at the Sanctuary on Kiawah island is willing to take care of people’s pie needs this thanksgiving. call 768-6253 for details. ted’s ButcherBlock: charleston’s neighborhood butcher shop and gourmet market has created a thanksgiving menu of house-made soups, sides and fixings available for pickup tuesday and wednesday. items must be ordered in advance and will be presented in aluminum trays, ready for reheating. the complete menu is available online at www.teds ted’s also is taking orders now for fresh Bell & evans turkey, which are priced at $3.15 a pound under 20 pounds and $3.50 a pound over 20 pounds a limited supply of heritage Breed turkeys will be available for $5 a pound. advance order is required. The staff at ted’s will also brine ($15) and/or cook ($25) the turkey. cooked turkeys are presented in aluminum trays, ready for reheating. call 577-0094 or email catering@teds to place an order. ted’s is at 334 east Bay St. tristan: the restaurant will be open 1-6 p.m. and will offer a three-course menu for $65. to make a reservation or to view the menu, go to www.tristan tristan is at 10 linguard St. call 5342155. water’s edGe: the Shem creek restaurant at 1407 Shrimp Boat lane will feature a thanksgiving day buffet and full dinner menu. water’s edge will be open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. call 884-4074 or go to

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kickin’ cancer

For the fourth year, Kickin’ chicken has announced its annual Month of giving celebration. with five lowcountry locations and more than 250 employees, the Kickin’ chicken will contribute $1 from every appetizer sale to camp happy days and the charleston and Summerville Miracle leagues. individual store teams will compete against each other to raise the most money, and the winning stores’ funds will be matched by the owners of Kickin’ chicken. go to www.kickin for a location near you.

spend like a local

lowcountry local First is celebrating the 2012 Buy local Month through dec. 15 in an effort to promote and drive traffic to local independent businesses during the holiday shopping season. llF also will be partnering with the city of charleston and King Street Marketing group for the Marion Square tree lighting and holiday Magic Stroll to take place dec. 1. Following the lighting, llF will be raffling off a gift basket of local goodies to attendees. King Street will be closed to vehicular traffic to feature local vendors, artisans, musicians performing holiday music and plenty

of holiday-centric food and drinks. go to www.lowcountry month.

beachside oyster roast rita’s Seaside grille at 2 center St. on Folly Beach will host an oyster roast 36 p.m. nov. 24. There will be drink specials and live entertainment. call 588-2525.

new on daniel island alchemy Fine Food and Spirits has opened at 245 Seven Farms drive on daniel island. on the menu: lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. call 216-3903.

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Jail break 4 to offer arresting art, performances


n Saturday evening, people will be trying to get into jail instead of trying to get out. The old city Jail will once again come alive with the sights and sounds of Jail Break 4, a music and arts festival. over the past few years, Jail Break has proven itself to be a great festival that strongly supports a variety of local creative talent. expect to see paintings, photography, sculptures and art installations throughout the inside of the jail as well as artisans selling their wares in a market-like atmosphere outside. There also will be all kinds of performances from actors, comedians and dancers throughout the night. what folks seem to be the most excited about is the music. “The musical lineup includes dangermuffin, Southwood duo, a special appearance by rachel Kate from The Shaniqua Brown performing new music off of her unreleased solo album and the highly anticipated headliner performance by crowfield in one of the band’s last concerts with original member Micah nichols,” said andrew walker of entropy arts, the organization behind the festival. charleston-based talent buying and concert promotion company ear for Music also has helped with the festival this time around. Jail Break 4 is a fun way to support the local creative community. come hear and see great performances and buy some early christmas gifts from the artists and

The poster for “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” this year’s Charleston Ballet Theatre Children’s Series performance. friends, you need to change that right away. Join them tuesday for their show,“uSo revival” at the charleston library Society. The evening will consist of jazz, swing and creative chamber music presentations at “this patriotic celebration of america’s musical golden age.” photographs provided chanteuse Ball will reA past Jail Break festival. create familiar wartime songs along with musicians check out www.jailbreak rachmaninoff, gottschalk, Quentin Baxter, Jeremy herold, as well as traditional wolf, richard white Jr. and jazz orchestrations of famil- Jonathan Kammer, and an‘twelve days’ iar christmas carols and nex dance performers will each year, the charleston african drumming.” bring the chamber music Ballet Theatre puts on a The show is an hour long pieces to life. children’s Series. past prowith one intermission and There will also be a lindy ductions have included “The is intended for children ages hop dance lesson provided Steadfast tin Soldier,” “cin- 3-10. by the charleston Swing derella” and “The grinch “dress your child in cosdancers at 6 p.m. before the who Stole christmas.” tume or in their holiday best main concert, which begins This year, resident choreto have a photo opportunity at 7 p.m. ographer Jill eathorne Bahr with the dancers,” Bahr said. tickets are $20, with $10 has put together a perforThe premiere of “The student tickets available the mance based on the christ- twelve days of christmas” day of the show only. The mas carol “The twelve days is at 3 p.m. Saturday at the ticket includes the concert of christmas.” charleston Music hall, 37 and dance lesson and can be Bahr explains that the pro- John St. tickets are $24 for purchased at www.brown duction “is centered around adults, $12 for children, and or www. an english christmas carol there are discounts available Laura Ball and friends will perform “uSO Revival,” the that enumerates a series of for groups of 10 or more. prior to the dance lessons latest in the uNED!TED Concert Series, on Tuesday. increasingly grand gifts givcall 723-7334 or go to and musical acts, folks are en on each of the 12 days of encouraged to stroll around artisans. 11 p.m. Saturday. tickets christmas. The music pasthe shops on King Street There will be food trucks are $15 in advance and $20 tiche itself is an arrangement uned!ted series around the charleston liif you’ve not yet seen any on site, and alcohol will be at the door; $15 with a stu- of english carols, popular brary Society 4-6 p.m. The of the uned!ted concert charleston library Society available for purchase. The dent id. The old city Jail is French airs, and utilizes is at 164 King St. festival will take place 4at 21 Magazine St. compositions by composers Series with laura Ball and

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Stephane Wrembel

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By Matthew godBey since then, wrembel still Special to The Post and Courier plays with a surrendering absorption, a childlike fascistephane wrembel nation with the craft that is all too often, music gets incredible to witness. messed up by the business he spent his youth stradof it all. dling social and musical when a band or artist lines, training to be a clasgoes commercial — the sical pianist before heading gimmicks, the image, the to the French countryside boundless “cool” chase, to learn jazz and folk songs agents, managers, lawyers — from gypsy camps. it all counteracts and derails The Berklee college of Muthe point of making music sic alum graduated summa for music’s sake. cum laude in music perforwhen the dust settles, mance, earning a scholarit leaves one of two types: ship to the school from his those who play the game, work in music composition and those who play the under the jazz and contemmusic. porary classical discipline Stephane wrembel is one while attending the ameriof those rare ones who levi- can School of Modern Music tate above all the nonsense, in paris. keeping his eyes fixed on the all that sounds like wremsame love for music he first bel may play with a stuffy, started with at age 4 in his uptight sensibility, but his native France. playing is surprisingly folkalthough it’s been decades boned in the gypsy jazz style, of course, and remains rebelliously freethinking, immersive and bold. wrembel has released several albums, the latest of which is titled “origins” and was released earlier this year. But he has two songs that are probably best-known, as they were featured in woody allen films: The song “Big Brother” was featured on the soundtrack for “Vicky cristina Barcelona,” and wrembel composed the theme track for “Midnight in paris” titled “Bistro Fada.” Stephane wrembel will perform at awendaw green, 4879 u.S. highway 17, for a special Saturday Barn Jam along with danielle howle. doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. The event is ByoB and will include an oyster roast. a $15 donation will be accepted at the door. go to


Metalcore groundbreakers hatebreed will make a visit to the holy city on Sunday night. Formed in 1994, hate-

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breed has retained all five of its original members and earned a well-respected name among metal diehards. The quintet’s penchant for ear-grinding, sweatdripping, head-banging live performances and machine gun-like rhythms has made it one of the genre’s most influential and replicated bands, as well as earning a grammy nod in 2004 for Best Metal performance. also performing will be the metal supergroup hellyeah, whose lineup includes members from Mudvayne, pantera, damageplan and nothingface. hellyeah’s latest album, “Band of Brothers,” was released in July. hatebreed and hellyeah will perform at the Music Farm, 32 ann St., with drudgery and holy grail. doors open at 7 p.m. Sunday. tickets are $18 in advance, $20 the day of the show and are available at the Music Farm box office or online at call 577-6989 or go to

Zach deputy

Zach deputy has spent the past several years honing his funk-laden, soul-spewing brand of reggae-rock and touring his beloved region performing to his dedicated fan base. a South carolina native, deputy began touring the country with various bands throughout his early 20s before landing in Savannah to embark on a solo career. what he found there was a natural talent for songwriting and his distinct baritone voice that oozes soulful honesty and playful harmony. deputy will perform wednesday at the pour house, 1977 Maybank highway. tickets are $10 in advance, $13 the day of the show and are available at the door or online at go to charlestonpour or call 571-4343.

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Music from Another Dimension/Columbia


it’s been more than a decade since we’ve heard new original music from aerosmith. So after waiting so long, what do aerosmith fans get? The answer is a decidedly mixed bag of music. lead singer Steve tyler spent a couple of seasons judging for “american idol,” and at one point aerosmith guitarist Joe perry stated that tyler had left the band and that

mike doughty

The Flip is Another Honey/Red


if you want to read a great story about overcoming drug addiction and major label rejection, google Mike doughty. after rising from the ashes of Soul coughing, one of the more original bands of the ’90s, doughty started a solo career that went from him selling cd-rs from the trunk of his rental car on the road to having his music played on radio, in films and on many popular tV shows. a lover of words, doughty’s songs are


King Animal/Seven Four/Republic


in the days of grunge rock, which now seem oh-so long ago, there was any number of rock bands that had varying degrees of success. There were also a few titans of the genre, including nirvana, pearl Jam, alice in chains and, of course, Soundgarden. Soundgarden was never apologetic about its heavy sound — it was the Black Sabbath of its day — and between the howling vocals of chris cornell and the sludgy guitar riffs of Kim Thayil, few bands came close to its

auditions for a new singer would commence shortly. with all the drama, fans probably should be thankful to be getting anything from aerosmith. Still, tepid songs such as “luV XXX,” “tell Me” and “can’t Stop lovin’ you” (which features tyler singing with country star carrie underwood) likely will leave some fans scratching their heads. Those tunes and others seem like rejects from the band’s “pump” era, and despite having years to recharge their batteries, the band sounds listless and uninspired on a lot

of the album. There are a few winning moments, as on “out go the lights,” when the band seems to recall the period of time when they rocked harder than just about any band in america. to tyler’s credit, his voice still sounds as spry as it did on “toys in the attic,” which was released more than 35 years ago. while the album itself is mediocre, at least we know that the inevitable world tour holds some promise.

almost always as cerebral as they are funky. “The Flip is another honey” finds doughty leaning back toward his Soul coughing roots without quite making a total connection. For the most part, this is an album of covers, but since doughty has his own way of doing things musically, these covers are anything but straightforward. The opener, “Sunshine,” features doughty rapping over samples of John denver’s “Sunshine on My Shoulders.” doughty also revisits the work of the late country/folk singer with a more traditional (for him, at least) version of “take

Me home, country roads” that features rosanne cash. other interesting moments include takes on “Sit down, you’re rocking the Boat” from “guys & dolls,” cheap trick’s “Southern girls” and “reach out,” and randy newman’s “Mankind.” other artists covered include red house painters, low, doveman and Thin lizzy. countless artists have gone the cover album route, but doughty gets extra points for mixing things up a bit.

power. after breaking up in 1997, the band reunited a couple of years ago. after a successful tour, the band headed back into the studio. Fans of that distinct Soundgarden sound of the ’90s will be happy to hear that it remains largely intact 16 years after the band released its last studio album. once again, cornell’s voice and Thayil’s ax are in sync with one another, and the resulting music doesn’t issue forth from your speakers or headphones so much as it oozes, like an evil musical syrup from another planet. tracks such as “Been away too long” and “a Thousand days Before” will have you

digging for your copy of “Superunknown” for comparison. The album’s best track, the dark and foreboding “Blood on the Valley Floor,” ends any argument fans might be having about Soundgarden’s return to form. while the band members are a decade and a half older than when the last album was released, they still haven’t forgotten how to rock.

key tracks: “out go the lights,” “legendary child,” “lover alot”

key tracks: “sunshine,” “southern girls,” “mistress”

key tracks: “been away too long” “a thousand days before,” “blood on the valley Floor” — by devin grant

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shuckin’ for a cause photographs by marie rodriguez

the third annual oyster roast benefiting parents anonymous of south carolina featured barbecue, fixings and, of course, oysters. held Friday night at the wappoo shelter at James island county park, attendees enjoyed live music by the brothers hiott as they dug into piles of oysters and roasted marshmallows over a roaring fire, a welcome thing on such a crisp night. For more photos from the event, check out

The Brothers Hiott

Stacey and Anthony Washington

Pup Jimmy stays warm on a cold night.

Chris Legun, John Legun and Kimberly Majewski

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Wilson and Alma Swinton

Stephanie Nettis, Janice Blackwell, Dan Blackwell and Jason Disbrow

Christopher Sioma and Shannon Bunting

Cathy Hyatt, Veronica Garcia and Patty Pruitt

Chris Barbato and Emily Brennnan

Jim Bregman, Norie Bregman, Lori Denicola, Gina Strother and Troy Strother

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MYCharLesTONWeeKeND Celebrity Chili Cook-Off and Oyster roast charleston classic basketball tournament a three-day invitational college basketball seasonopening tournament, this fifth annual event will feature eight ncaa men’s teams playing 12 games in a bid for the championship title and trophy. each team will play three games in three days in this espnowned and operated event. participating teams include host team college of charleston, auburn university, baylor university, boston college, the university of colorado, the university of dayton, murray state university and st. John’s university. when: today, Friday and sunday where: college of charleston’s td arena, 301 meeting st. price: tickets begin at $20 for 2-game sessions for more info:


the 13th annual chili cook-off put on by the charleston animal society is all about friendly competition. local celebrities and other notables will do all they can to win the coveted champion robe. taste the chili, dig into endless oysters, enjoy live music, sip on beer from palmetto brewery and check out the adoptable animals that will be on-site. the family-friendly event will also have a kids fun zone.

when: 1-5 p.m. saturday where: Joseph p. riley Jr. park, 360 Fishburne st. price: $35 in advance, $40 at the door; $10 for kids for more info: charlestonanimalsociety. org

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cnn circle of light gala


wild at wingswood this third annual fundraiser for the center for birds of prey will feature live music by minimum wage, a lowcountry buffet, beer and wine, flight demonstrations, kid’s activities and more. all proceeds from the picnic will benefit birds of prey. when: 1-5 p.m. sunday where: the center for birds of prey, 4872 seewee road, awendaw price: $45 for adults, $12 for ages 7-17, kids 6 and under get in free for more info: 971-7474, or

band together for als this all-day music festival is being put on with the mission of raise awareness and money for the south carolina als association. als (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as lou gehrig’s disease, affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. with performances by mark bryan of hootie & the blowfish, acousticmuffin, the ryan bonner band, the graham whorley band, Johnny mac booty ranch and many more, this event promises to be a good time for a good cause. when: 11 a.m. saturday where: brick house kitchen, 1575 Folly road, James island price: $20 in advance, $25 the day of for more info:

miss south carolina usa & miss south carolina teen usa young women from across the state will vie for the opportunity to compete in the national pageants. the ladies will compete in swimsuit, evening gown and interview portions, with the winners being crowned during the finals competition. when: 7:30 p.m. Friday (preliminaries) and saturday (finals) where: north charleston performing arts center, 5001 coliseum drive price: $40-$45 for more info: or

this evening in paris-themed gala benefiting darkness to light will feature an evening of fine dining, entertainment, an auction and an after-party. raising awareness and funds to protect children from sexual abuse, the event will include dinner prepared by 14 of charleston’s finest chefs and a live auction featuring trips and luxury merchandise. during the event, figure skater scott hamilton will be presented with the organization’s voice of courage award. when: 6:30 p.m. today where: memminger auditorium, 56 beaufain st. price: tickets start at $300 for more info: 513-1621, or lbatten@

charleston Jazz Jam the charleston Jazz club will hold its third annual Jazz Jam, a celebration of jazz in the lowcountry. the event will feature debut appearances by pearl-authorized drummer gino castillo and brazilian guitarist duda lucena. the afternoon promises an outstanding array of talent, with vocalists starr acheson and big george collier, Joe clark, saxophonist george kenney and guitarist david archer set to appear, among others. concessions will be available. when: 2-6 p.m. sunday where: awendaw green, 4879 u.s. highway 17, awendaw price: $5 donation for more info: www., charlestonjazzclub@gmail. com or 270-1016


brian regan comedian brian regan is known as a “universal comic,” taking the ordinary and putting his personal spin on it. his material typically covers everyday events, such as shipping a package with ups and a visit to an optometrist, making him open to a wide audience. catch his sarcastic and self-deprecating humor about little league baseball, grade-school spelling bees and more. when: 7 p.m. sunday where: north charleston performing arts center, 5001 coliseum drive price: $38.50 for more info: www.northcharleston

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epic undertaking

‘Lincoln,’ ‘Life of pi’ will be among the large pack chasing an oscar

day-lewis and Spielberg unite for story of ‘lincoln’

By glenn whipp Los Angeles Times


By daVid gerMain Associated Press

he next seven weeks promise to keep cinephiles and avid awardsshow addicts plenty busy at the theaters. here’s a peek at some of the likeliest candidates to show up on oscar and golden globes nomination mornings; catch them early to get in the awards-season groove:


he task of encapsulating the essence of abraham lincoln in a single film took Steven Spielberg roughly three times as long as it took the 16th president to win the civil war, abolish slavery and put the country on the course to recovery. creating such a historical epic may not compare to the colossal task of saving a bloodily divided nation. But by hollywood standards, “lincoln” is as monumental as it gets, even for a couple of multiple academy award winners as Spielberg and the man he chose to play the president, daniel day-lewis. Born in Britain, day-lewis had to think about lincoln not only as a towering historical figure, but also as a foreign statesman whose portrayal would be a sensitive matter for u.S. audiences that revere the president. “Because of the nature of the iconography surrounding his life and the extent to which he is mythologized and carved in stone, it’s very difficult to imagine that one could ever approach him, to get close enough,” day-lewis said in a recent interview alongside Spielberg. “i was very shy about the idea of taking on this. plus, i like working here. i’ve been tremendously privileged in being able to work in this country over the years. The idea of desecrating the memory of the most-beloved president this country has ever known was just kind of a fearful thing to me,” said day-lewis, who earned bestactor oscars for “My left Foot” and “There will Be Blood.” Spielberg long had considered a film about lincoln. he did not want to tell the whole


premise: intimate portrait of iconic president in epic production. promise: Steven Spielberg’s “war horse” follow-up figures to get out of the gate faster and enjoy a stronger finish. nominations likely across the board, with stars daniel daylewis, Sally Field and writer tony Kushner enjoying the highest profile.

Newcomer Suraj Sharma takes the title role in “Life of Pi.”

twentieth century Fox

‘anna karenina’

premise: tolstoy classic boiled down to a love triangle between the title character, aristocrat husband and the cavalry officer who comes between them. promise: Joe wright’s stylized adaptation split Fox searchlight audiences at toronto. Star Anthony Hopkins in Keira Knightley remains in “Hitchcock” play.

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Actor Daniel Day-Lewis (left) stars as Abraham Lincoln in the new Steven Spielbergdirected film “Lincoln,” which opens nationwide Friday. of lincoln and his three competitors for the 1860 republican presidential nomination and followed his white house years during the war through his assassination five years later. The notion of a politician turning bitter daniel day-Lewis rivals into supporters and facilitators struck Spielberg as life story, from lincoln’s rail- him his second directing the ideal way to present the splitting days as a youth to trophy. spirit of lincoln. his assassination right after his approach began to coSpielberg acquired film the war ended. alesce in 1999, when he met rights to goodwin’s book he also did not want to with historian doris Kearns when only a few chapters had make a civil war film loaded goodwin, who was in the been written. as goodwin with grand battles or tell the early stages of writing her labored away on the writstory of a war through one mammoth book, “team of ing, Spielberg had to conman’s eyes. Spielberg already rivals: The political genius dense what would become a had done similar stories of abraham lincoln,” a de950-page account into a story set in world war ii with tailed chronicle of the unlike- that could play out on the “Schindler’s list,” the hololy alliances lincoln formed screen in 21/2 hours. caust saga that won him best- with political opponents who an early draft of the screenpicture and director oscars, initially considered him an play by playwright tony and “Saving private ryan,” unqualified upstart. the combat epic that brought her book traced the careers please see lincoln, page 20

“The idea of desecrating the memory of the most-beloved president this country has ever known was just kind of a fearful thing to me.”

‘silver Linings playbook’ premise: Man moves in with parents after leaving mental hospital and strikes up an unusual friendship with a young widow. promise: toronto audience winner likely to score nods for picture, director david o. russell, lead Jennifer lawrence and the great support turn by robert de niro. Bradley cooper a revelation, as well. david James/disney-dreamworks ii/ap

Daniel Day-Lewis (center) as President Abraham Lincoln, looks across a battlefield in the aftermath of a terrible siege in this scene from director Steven Spielberg’s drama “Lincoln.”

‘Life of pi’

premise: after a shipwreck, a young man struggles

to survive on board a lifeboat alongside a hungry Bengal tiger. promise: ang lee’s cgiheavy film won some ardent fans after the n.y. Film Fest premiere. a possible powerhouse if it catches on commercially.


premise: anthony hopkins portrays the Master of Suspense, depicted while making “psycho.” promise: hopkins, certainly. with its inside hollywood story line, the film could resonate strongly with academy members.

Focus Features

Bill Murray as Franklin D. Roosevelt in “Hyde Park on Hudson.”

‘rust and bone’

premise: an orca whale trainer hooks up with a lunkhead street fighter after losing her leg in an accident. promise: Marion cotillard again in the running for lead actress.

‘hyde park on hudson’

eve of world war ii. promise: the picture is not winning raves, but Murray’s Fdr still is a prime attraction.


premise: an elderly man (Jean-louis trintignant) cares for his wife (emmanuelle riva) as her life comes to an end. promise: Michael

premise: Franklin delano roosevelt (Bill Murray) meets King george Vi on the please see oscars, page 20

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oscars from page 19

haneke’s intimate drama is a foreign-language shoo-in. nominations for picture, director and its leads are strong possibilities.

‘Zero dark thirty’

premise: “hurt locker” director Kathryn Bigelow chronicles the hunt for osama bin laden. promise: the immediacy of this historical tale could separate it from other epics.

‘the impossible’

premise: the real-life story of a family swept apart by a tsunami struggles to reunite. promise: naomi watts’ wrenching turn as a mother won raves at toronto.

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In the darkest hour of the night, elite Navy Seals raid Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Columbia Pictures’ “Zero Dark Thirty.”

‘django unchained’

premise: a freed slave partners with a bounty hunter to get medieval on assorted evildoers, including the plantation owner (leonardo dicaprio) holding django’s wife. promise: who’s to say academy voters won’t go for this spaghetti western from Quentin tarantino? dicaprio looks goofy-great in the trailer.

‘Les miserables’

premise: revolution! redemption! the popular musical finally comes to the screen! promise: if oscarwinning director tom hooplincoln from page 18

Kushner (“angels in america”) ran to 550 pages. “it was a miniseries, not a motion picture,” Spielberg said. “Brilliant pages, but certainly not a single motion picture or any practical motion picture. But from all of those pages, what stood out to me and really was shockingly apparent was almost the nexus of his entire existence as the president, which was abolishing slavery by a constitutional amendment, the 13th amendment. “and that to me became the focus that i wanted to put all of our efforts into,

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Russell Crowe stars as Javert in “Les Miserables.” er delivers, it could easily score multiple nominations, including nods for leads hugh Jackman, anne hathaway and russell crowe.

‘promised Land’

premise: retired opera singers reunite in dustin hoffman’s directorial debut. promise: Maggie Smith might be singing lead.

premise: corporate salespeople try to persuade small-town residents to sign over drilling rights in an issue-oriented drama from gus Van Sant. promise: when Van Sant (“Milk,” “good will hunting”) plays it down the middle, voters have responded.

Anne Hathaway as Fantine in “Les Miserables.”

telling that story. Because to see lincoln at work, with his sleeves rolled up, with all the murky machinations of legislating a bill with a divided house not too dissimilar with what’s happening today, and not too dissimilar to what was happening when we first sat down to tackle doris’ book. That to both tony and me seemed to offer the sort of drama, and it was almost the very end of his life.” So “lincoln” takes its cue from the last couple of chapters in goodwin’s book, playing out from January to april 1865, as lincoln marshals his allies in the seemingly impossible

task of passing the amendment while negotiating peace — without letting one jeopardize the other. “lincoln” co-stars Sally Field as the president’s forceful, high-strung wife, Mary todd lincoln; Joseph gordon-levitt as their oldest son, eager to enlist in the union army; david Strathairn as Secretary of State william Seward; and tommy lee Jones as firebrand abolitionist congressman Thaddeus Stevens. political veteran Seward had been the republican front-runner in 1860, but the nomination went to dark horse lincoln, a backwoods lawyer who had

served just a single term in the u.S. house and lost two campaigns for u.S. Senate. lincoln brought many opponents into his presidential fold, including Seward, whom he chose as secretary of state, “not unlike Barack obama did with hilary clinton now as our secretary of state,” Spielberg said. goodwin’s study of the unlikely alliances lincoln formed was critical to daylewis’ approach to capturing the character of a leader who used his soft-spoken gifts as storyteller and raconteur to disarm critics and coax them toward his way of thinking. “The central premise of


that book is terribly important in the clue that it gives you to the temperament of that man, who could set aside what for all of us might be a sense of wounded pride or a sense of dignity that’s been bruised in some way,” day-lewis said. “he knew that he was regarded with almost complete contempt by most of those people that he appointed, and yet he could see beyond that, and it wasn’t with the rather pettyminded platitude of ‘keep your enemies close.’ “it was more to do with a generous understanding of what the value of those individuals was at a vital time.”

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“lincoln” opens Friday, just 10 days after the u.S. presidential election. Spielberg knew he would be doing interviews leading up the election and that the story of lincoln’s “house divided” would draw comparisons to the gridlock in federal government today. “But we all made the conscious decision to come out after the election for no other reason than lincoln has his place,” Spielberg said. “lincoln is relevant to all of us today, but he had his place and he had his time, and we wanted lincoln to have his place and his time outside or just after the election cycle.”

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day-Lewis is breathtaking in majestic ‘Lincoln’

By Moira Macdonald The Seattle Times


ou think you’re not going to be surprised by daniel day-lewis as abraham “lincoln” — you’ve seen the photographs, you know he looks right — but the first full shot of him in Steven Spielberg’s majestic “lincoln” may well take your breath away. There he is in silhouette, the light behind him: the long profile, the bearded chin, the stovepipe hat, the careworn face. he looks weary (we watch him grow older in this film, though its time span is brief), but he speaks with a quiet kindness, in a surprisingly light, high and almost singsong voice that whispers of his Southern heritage. he seems folksy, deliberate and wise; someone we’d like to know, someone we feel we already know. This is movie magic — history coming to life, before our eyes. “lincoln,” which primarily focuses on the fight to end the civil war and pass the 13th amendment (which abolished slavery) in early 1865, is a history lesson, but one caught in the soft light of gas lamps. The story is told through a series of memorable faces: elizabeth Keckley (gloria reuben), the former slave

movie review

 (out of five stars) director: steven spielberg cast: daniel day-lewis, sally Field, Joseph gordonlevitt, James spader, hal holbrook, tommy lee Jones, david strathairn rated: pg-13 for an intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language running time: 2 hours, 29 minutes what did you think?: Find this review at charleston and offer your opinion of the film. who was Mary todd lincoln’s confidante and who quietly watches everything; Thaddeus Stevens (tommy lee Jones), a fiery representative from pennsylvania determined to see the end of slavery (and not above calling people “fatuous nincompoops” in the process); william henry Seward (david Strathairn), the secretary of state who still feels keenly the loss of the presidential nomination to lincoln; the men in the telegraph room during the 13th amendment vote, sending out news that will change the course of their

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Daniel Day-Lewis (center) as Abraham Lincoln in a scene from the film “Lincoln.” country. The movie feels restrained and dignified, free of Spielberg’s frequent tendency toward the sentimental (except in the too-good-to-betrue portrayal of lincoln’s youngest child). its long running time moves along quickly but

never feels rushed; Spielberg and screenwriter tony Kushner tell their story efficiently, but give it room to breathe. “lincoln” is crammed full of characters and story, but much of its pleasure is how it zooms in on two people who are rarely alone.

Sally Field is haunting and vivid as Mary, a strange, intense woman grieving a dead child and never forgetting that her revered husband once “threatened me with the madhouse.” day-lewis, once again, disappears into a role and

makes it his own. you see the weight of history on his stooped shoulders; how he tosses it off when playing with his young son and picks it up again, like a burden he knows no one else should carry, when he returns to his work. he’s no saint, but here he’s clearly a hero.

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‘Twilight’ writer and star greet the end ‘twilight’ series of an epic era with sighs and relief by the numbers

By nicole Sperling Los Angeles Times

By Moira Macdonald The Seattle Times

ven after all this time, author Stephenie Meyer, the Mormon mother of three who became an overnight literary sensation with the 2005 publication of her young-adult novel, “twilight,” can’t explain the phenomenon that surrounds the grand romance between vampire edward cullen and human teenager Bella Swan, characters played on-screen by robert pattinson and Kristen Stewart. “i don’t know what makes people love it, i don’t know what makes people hate it,” said Meyer, seated comfortably in a suite of a Beverly hills hotel. “But i do know that the feeling of being in love is a good feeling. we want to feel that emotion.” “i’ve always said that,” Stewart said to Meyer, sitting beside her. “it’s so vicarious.” There’s no question that “twilight” is that rare gem: a photographs by andrew cooper/smpsp book and movie property that stokes a kind of unquenchable Kristen Stewart stars in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2.” fire among its largely female fan base. That following has been so sizable and so fervent that cinebarre is celebrating the final film in the “twilight” the “twi-hards,” as they’re franchise with a movie marathon. attendees will see all called, have helped transform the films in the series, topped off with an early showing of Meyer’s supernatural tale into the newest and final release. marathon ticketholders also a $2.5-billion business, provwill see exclusive content played between the films. to ing that girl-centric tales can add to the festive atmosphere, there will be face-painting, be powerful forces at the box a fortune teller, “twilight” trivia, photo booths, “twilight”office. themed food and drinks and decor, team edward/Jacob with the fifth and presumcompetitions and more. ably final big-screen entry, “The twilight Saga: Breakwhen: today ing dawn - part 2,” due to where: cinebarre, 963 houston northcutt blvd., arrive in theaters tonight, mount pleasant Meyer and Stewart seem to price: $20 share a bond reminiscent for more info: of the connection between z 11:25 a.m.: “twilight” Meyer’s two protagonists. Their closeness stems from z 2 p.m.: “new moon” the unlikely duo’s joint goal of ensuring that the beloved z 4:45 p.m.: “eclipse” material, for all its melodra- Author Stephanie Meyer ma, remained intact as it was on the set of “The Twilight z 7:20 p.m.: “breaking dawn — part 1” Saga: Breaking Dawn please see ‘twilight’ page e23 Part 2.” z 10 p.m.: “breaking dawn — part 2”

“The twilight Saga: Breaking dawn - part 2” is upon us, opening in theaters tonight. in honor of the final chapter, here are some lighthearted but interesting “twilight” statistics:


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total number of times (in four movies) that Jacob appears shirtless — at least three times in the rain (as people in Forks, wash., do).

number of times bella bleeds, accidentally incurring the sudden dramatic bloodlust of her vampire friends.



number of times Jacob is shirtless in the first movie, “twilight.”

number of times this happens while giving birth to an alarmingly toothy sort-of-vampire baby.


and let’s also include:

number of times bella does something klutzy.


number of times bella does something klutzy in the first movie, “twilight.”


number of times edward is supposedly looking lustfully at bella, but actually looks kind of nauseated.


number of times edward and Jacob meet and sneer at each other, or are otherwise disdainful, as if smelling something bad (which, according to the books, they are).

all the time

number of times taylor lautner somehow gives the impression, during long pauses, that Jacob is thinking about taking his shirt off for lack of a better response to the situation.

none (though they should have) number of characters who burst out laughing at first mention of the name “renesmee.”

uncountable number of times you wonder, watching these movies, why vampires all have such fabulous hair.

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translated to the big screen. That required them to battle nervous studio executives who wanted Stewart’s interpretation of Bella to be less tortured, hardened detractors who railed against overwrought story lines and pop culture satirists who often turned the franchise into its own punch line. Meyer already had made the leap from arizona housewife to best-selling author when she first met Stewart, then an up-andcoming actress building her career primarily through roles in indie films. in the intervening years, Meyer’s stature and influence as a young-adult author became comparable to that enjoyed by J.K. rowling or Suzanne collins, though critics never responded to her writing the way enthusiastic readers did. Stewart, however, has garnered plenty of acclaim, if not in the often tepidly reviewed “twilight” movies, then in small challenging roles in films such as Sean penn’s “into the wild” or walter Salles’ upcoming adaptation of the Beat generation classic “on the road.” She’s also endured a tabloid celebrity she never planned for thanks to her on-again, off-again relationship with “twilight” co-star pattinson. reaching the end of the saga was particularly satisfying for the actress, who seemed pleased to be able to take Bella to the happy if somewhat complicated conclusion of her journey, and to move on to the next phase of her career. “i’m so ready to be done,” said the 22-year-old. directed like its predecessor by oscar winner Bill condon, “Breaking dawn - part 2” begins with Bella Swan as a newborn vampire and a new mother, whose half-human daughter, renesmee, threatens to spark a war among tribes of vampires from around the globe. The ruling class in italy, the Volturi, wrongly assume that Bella and edward have transformed a human child into a vampire, something that is expressly forbidden, and gather forces to take down the entire cullen clan.

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Judith Shekoni (from left), Tracey Heggins, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Christian Camargo, Peter Facinelli and Casey Labow star In “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2.” The story line gave Stewart the opportunity to bring a new dimension to a character who’d always considered herself ordinary and clumsy; with her supernatural powers, she could be graceful and beautiful, lightningfast and lethal. “i played her as human for so long, so the enhanced version of her made so much sense to me,” said Stewart. “everything so perfectly fit that i was so amped to do it.” Meyer recalled standing in front of the monitor on the set of the film when Stewart shot her first scene as vampire Bella, nervously anticipating the outcome. “we were dancing by the monitors: ‘look at her go,’ ” Meyer said as Stewart pretended to leave the room, not wanting to hear the compliment. “it was such a huge weight lifted. it wasn’t a different character. it was Bella, but it was a totally different Bella. it was so exciting.” her newfound abilities also might help to dispel notions that Bella is too passive a character, a young girl too dependent on her boyfriend for her happiness, though Meyer and Stewart flatly reject that view. “Flop the roles. if Bella was a vampire and ed-

ward was the human and you changed nothing but the genders, none of that criticism would exist,” said Stewart. “it would be ‘wow, he just laid everything on the line for her. it’s so amazing, and it must take such strength to subject yourself to that.’ also, the relationship is entirely equal.” “She gets what she wants,” Meyer added. “plus, she’s the one that keeps the bus going the entire time,” continued Stewart. “if it was up to edward, they would have given up at the first movie.” The 700-page-plus “Breaking dawn” novel was released just a few months before director catherine hardwicke’s adaptation of “twilight” reached theaters in 2008. The book was met with controversy, even among Meyer’s loyal fans. renesmee’s birth is an especially gruesome sequence, one that condon had to carefully navigate for the previous pg-13-rated movie, and some readers complained about Bella’s choice to carry the child to term despite obvious risks to her own health. There was also grumbling about an ending that felt too soft, too anticlimactic. “i had a lot of concerns about making ‘Breaking

dawn’ a movie,” said Meyer, who holds final approval on the scripts for the “twilight” films. “There were a lot of things they wanted to change. There were some serious problems.” Fealty to source material on beloved properties like “twilight” is always a concern. deviate too much from the book and fans, even those who maybe weren’t wild about what was on the page initially, will cry foul. But it was Meyer herself and screenwriter Melissa rosenberg who have written each of the five scripts for the films, who devised a new ending over dinner one night in Vancouver while the second “twilight” movie, “new Moon,” was filming. of course, neither Meyer nor Stewart will reveal the new conclusion, but Meyer believes the solution is one fans will embrace. She and her star are somewhat less reserved in their elation for the digital trickery used for renesmee, who in the book is born the size of a normal baby but whose unusual parentage results in rapid growth. (The character is played in the film by 12-year-old actress Mackenzie Foy.) Stewart was initially asked to hold a robotic doll in-

stead of a real baby for some scenes, but that didn’t yield quite the right result. “it was the most creepy, horrific horror doll you’ve ever seen, and it was mechanical,” Meyer said with a laugh. “it’s gouging her cheek and sticking to her hair. we reshot the whole thing. we didn’t wind up using any of the footage, but that doll was so horrifying. i mean that doll comes to life and kills people.” “They should have had a real baby,” Stewart said. “i really missed having a real baby. They were the scenes i looked forward to the most, and then i had this thing. it was really disheartening.” instead, the filmmakers employed some techniques david Fincher and his team pioneered for “The curious case of Benjamin Button,” projecting Foy’s face on older and younger girls as the script required. Stewart and Meyer are ready for “twilight” to come to a close. its years of pop culture dominance have taken a toll on the women, particularly Stewart, who appears resigned to the glaring spotlight, though no more comfortable with it. The two discussed the public’s desire to put celebrities on pedestals only to

knock them down and the reality of the 24-hour news cycle as the mechanism that’s destroyed the mystery of the movie star. Stewart compared the need-to-know frenzy to the public wanting another movie, one played out in magazines, on the radio and on television, based on the actors’ real lives. Things turned especially personal for Stewart last summer when photos showed the actress apparently cheating on boyfriend pattinson with rupert Sanders, who directed Stewart in “Snow white and the huntsman.” “people are just going to write the movie version of your life and consume it the way they please. i get the inclination to be entertained by that as well, so go for it. have at it. take it. take it,” Stewart said, pulling at her cashmere sweater. “But you knew nothing about my relationship before. you know less now. how could you?” Meyer sympathizes with Stewart’s plight. until the stars came along, the author, a self-described introvert troubled that people felt that they knew her without ever having met her, was the one in the eye of the storm. For Meyer, life after “twilight” will involve more movies: open road will release writer-director andrew niccol’s adaptation of her novel, “The host,” in March, and she recently produced her own indie film, “austenland,” based on friend Shannon hale’s novel. Stewart will join Ben affleck in the lighthearted film “Focus,” in which she’ll play a woman who falls for a veteran con-man. Meyer said new tales set in the “twilight” universe continue to rumble in her head, but she’s not sure she’s willing to write them down and reignite the firestorm of publicity and attention. “The stories are there. i’m just not sure i’d want to get into the hurricane again,” Meyer said. “Maybe on my deathbed i’ll gather everybody around and tell them what happens: who dies, who turns into a bad guy. and then i’ll breathe my last breath and be done.” “what a perfect way to end it,” Stewart added.

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actors make ‘sessions’ sentimental, therapeutic movie review

By roger Moore MCT

awareness exercises” and ventures onward into “does 1/2 (out of five stars) that hurt?” (“not yet.”) he Sessions” is a director: ben lewin writer-director Ben sentimental, feelcast: John hawkes, helen lewin’s film, based on a true good romance about hunt, william h. macy, story, is a fascinating peek pity sex. That’s not how it’s moon bloodgood into the sexual difficulties pitched, of course. rated: r for strong sexual- faced by those in wheelThe story of a paralyzed ity including graphic nudity chairs or on gurneys, and polio victim/journalist (John and frank dialogue their possibilities for sexual hawkes) who engages a running time: 1 hour, fulfillment. sexual surrogate — a thera35 minutes Some of the humor comes pist who teaches him how to what did you think?: from Mark’s skewed take on have sex by having sex with Find this review at his own neediness and his photos by Fox searchlight pictures him — is uplifting, a tale of open-sanctuary confessions a great soul trapped in a ru- Helen Hunt in “The Sessions.” and offer your opinion of to his priest (his gurney ined body, about a desperate the film. won’t fit in a confessional). wish to feel “complete” and The rest comes from Moon the way this incomplete man hip, understanding longBloodgood, playing a droll, completes the women fortuhaired priest (San Francisco, no-nonsense caregiver who nate enough to know him. the ’80s, go figure) to whom treats Mark’s needs and his But holes in the script leave Mark confesses his desires. clinical solutions to them us with the feeling that what Mark’s researching a maga- (a hotel room is required) we’re seeing is a woman feel zine article about sex and the so matter-of-factly that her sorry for the less fortunate handicapped. he has some every conversation with the Helen Hunt when she isn’t being clinical. good information. he just desk clerk is a laugh. Mark o’Brien spends his wants the priest to “give me hunt, a wonderful, underJohn Hawkes in “The nights in an iron lung and getting close to my ‘use-by’ an advance quote” on what used oscar winner, has Sessions.” his days coping with a padate.” that will do to his chances a gift for tugging at the rade of caregivers. he’s a his body also is telling him for salvation. heartstrings. it’s a guarded time, using a stick he holds poet, a great profession for he needs love. he wants to helen hunt plays cheryl, performance despite the somebody who lives “inside in his mouth. But he knows experience it before he dies. a sexual surrogate, a woman nudity the role entails. She that “i’m always in someyour head.” and simply declaring his af- paid to clinically teach and gives cheryl this little facial he managed to graduate body’s way.” fection to an attractive care- administer hands-on sexual twitch whenever she senses from college. he can write, and he’s all too aware giver is not enough. instruction to the disabled. Mark is developing feelings, tapping out keys, one at a of his own mortality: “i’m william h. Macy plays the it all starts with “body and she gives filmgoers a


misty-eyed moment when we sense she is developing feelings herself. hawkes, who burst on the scene with riveting/ menacing turns in “winter’s Bone” and “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” makes Mark lonely without being sad, severely restricted but with a hint of playfulness about him. playing such a character can feel like a stunt, but hawkes never loses the guy’s humanity. what’s missing in lewin’s film is a greater appreciation of Mark’s charms, the writing and sensitivity that draws women to him. we catch a hint of it, but only a hint. without more of his writing and beguiling wit, we’re left with his earnestness, his eagerness to lose his virginity and the misty-eyed reactions of women around him to this need. and as touching as “The Sessions” sometimes can be, this engaging film never transcends that feeling that what’s going on here is therapeutic and clinically erotic, but never really romantic.

Role in ‘Sessions’ a big boost for actress Annika Marks

By Moira Macdonald amanda, a hired caregiver The Seattle Times for Berkeley writer Mark o’Brien (hawkes, playing Since its debut at the Suna real-life character), who dance Film Festival early after childhood polio must this year, there’s been plenty spend most of his hours of awards buzz for “The confined to an iron lung. Sessions,” with stars John at 38, he longs to lose his hawkes and helen hunt virginity, and after his crush considered a sure bet for os- on amanda goes nowhere, car attention. he turns to a sex surrogate Standing just outside that (hunt). it’s a gentle, funny, spotlight is an up-andunexpectedly touching film coming actress for whom — o’Brien never succumbs this movie might be the big to self-pity, and hunt’s charbreak all performers crave. acter finds herself deeply “i had no sense in signing on moved by him — and a to do (‘The Sessions’) that it genuine crowd pleaser. would turn into what it’s beMarks, born in Sweden come,” said annika Marks, while her father was attendon the phone from her los ing graduate school there, angeles home last month. “moved around a bit” with in the film, she plays her family as a child before

settling in Bellevue, wash. (where her parents still live) when she was 13. She attended Bellevue high and studied dance at cornish college of the arts and acting at Seattle children’s Theater — “a fantastic place to be young and in the performing arts.” teachers rita giomi and amy harris, in particular, helped her prepare for an audition for new york’s circle in the Square Theatre School, where she was accepted after high school. after time in new york trying to jump-start a theater career, Marks moved to los angeles (“there’s more theater here than anyone thinks there is”) six years ago, and has divided her

time between the stage and screen. her credits include roles in the movie “Mona lisa Smile,” the tV series “Southland” and numerous stage productions. The audition for “The Sessions,” in front of writer/ director Ben lewin (himself a polio survivor), was one of many for this working actor, but she landed the part and quickly dove into research. She studied writings by o’Brien (who died in 1999), particularly the autobiographical essay on which the film is based, and watched a short documentary about o’Brien, “Breathing lessons.” But nothing quite prepared her for the impact of work-

ing with hawkes. The actor, an oscar nominee for “winter’s Bone,” faced enormous physical challenges: acting with almost no movement, lying on a ball to contort his body as o’Brien’s was, learning to use a mouth-stick to type and dial a phone, losing himself within a character. “it was so extraordinary to be witnessing that type of work. it doesn’t seem like it’s humanly possible, what he’s doing,” Marks said. “i came home from the first day of shooting and said to my fiance, ‘i swear to god, he’s going to win an oscar.’ ” Marks shared in the film’s Special Jury award for ensemble acting at Sundance, and has since traveled with

the film to other festivals. She’s happily noticing that, thanks to “The Sessions,” more opportunities are coming her way. “The tides are definitely shifting, which is incredibly cool and i’m really, really grateful for it.” Marks recently tested for her first tV pilot, and has several film and stage projects in the works, but “The Sessions” will remain a treasured experience. “i struggle with feeling like i really deserve any kind of award for acting, as John and helen stand alone, but i’m really honored to be included in any of it,” she said of the Sundance recognition. “i’m the luckiest actor in the world that i got to do this.”

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overly cute mental illness comedy offers plenty of ‘silver Linings’ By roger Moore MCT


ovies about the mentally ill tend to render them in cute, charming strokes with only the occasional blast of ugly to remind us, “oh, yeah, this gorgeous, lovelorn soul is still troubled.” and “Silver linings playbook” has a hint of that. Bradley cooper is cast as a mentally ill man who probably got out of the psychiatric ward a bit too early, and Jennifer lawrence as a young cop’s widow who isn’t really coping with that fact, and the hollywood ending is written all over it. But cooper gives his most natural, affecting and compelling performance yet as pat, a divorced ex-schoolteacher who won’t accept the fact that he’s divorced, or that the school system would never rehire him. people may duck him in amusing ways, but the message is clear. he’s dangerous. and as tiffany, lawrence makes us forget her dewy youth just minutes into her brittle, biting turn as a woman whose unbalanced rage is even more cleverly concealed than pat’s. pat’s mom (Jacki weaver of “animal Kingdom”) is the one who has the faith that her son would be better off at home in philadelphia. his sports-nut dad (robert de niro, perfect) isn’t so sure. when pat pulls a plastic garbage bag over his sweatshirt so that he can jog and lose weight faster, dad seems to have a point. “i’m getting really fit for nikki,” the son explains. That’s the ex-wife pat expects to win back. others aren’t that delusional, which is why the shrill Veronica (Julia Stiles) nags her husband (John ortiz) to invite pat, whom she fears and despises, to dinner. She


Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper star in “Silver Linings Playbook.” wants the mentally unstable guy to meet her mentally unstable sister, tiffany. is Veronica an idiot? But that jaw-droppingly awkward dinner meeting is where this david o. russell (“The Fighter”) film takes off. The sparks fly between these two, and not necessarily romantic ones. They have an easy rapport, joking and comparing medications. But pat’s unshakable belief that he’s winning back his ex, who has a restraining order on him, makes him seem touchier, scarier and further gone than tiffany. until testy tiffany takes a moment to assure us that it’s a much tighter race than you’d expect. pat has these little mantras he picked up from group therapy and psychological counseling. “if you stay positive, you have a shot at a silver lining.” That’s what he’s looking for in all this. tiffany? “i don’t get what i want, oK?” her volatility is a frightening thing, especially when she feels she’s in a contest. “you think that i’m crazier than you.” russell, famous for his own off-camera temper, deftly bal-

ances each amusing encounter with tragic revelations and unbalanced moments, threatening to bring matters to an ugly head, or deepen the connection between these two disconnected people. in film and in fiction there’s always a glib cause-and-effect with mental illness: “This” led directly to “that.” we get a little of that here as we’re given the back story and we meet enough relatives to see the trees these two fun but dysfunctional apples fell from. anupam Kher is the cute psychotherapist. Shea whigham is pat’s successful, more functional brother, a performance that suggests a less sensitive oaf who unthinkingly channeled dad’s philadelphia eagles obsession into a safer corner of his psyche. and chris tucker turns up as a funny, dialeddown mental patient pal of pat’s who can seem to be the most normal of all of them. But he lets us sense that coiled up inside is a sneaky, motor-mouthed maniac. “Silver linings playbook,” adapted from Matthew Quick’s novel, is a ringing endorsement of “the talking

movie review  (out of five stars) director: david o. russell cast: bradley cooper, Jennifer lawrence, robert de niro, Jacki weaver, shea whigham, Julia stiles, chris tucker rated: r for language and some sexual content/nudity running time: 1 hour, 55 minutes what did you think?: Find this review at charleston and offer your opinion of the film. cure,” two people whose professional counseling is nothing compared to the ways they challenge each other to get better, each to make a better impression on the other. not that this will work. we have to take it as a matter of faith that whatever happens, the “hollywood ending” this film delivers will be unexpected, even if we, like the characters, have to look extra hard for that silver lining.

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Note: Dates and times are subject to change. Call the theater to make sure times are correct.

Opening Lincoln  pg-13

this drama focuses on president abraham lincoln through his final months in office as he fights to end the civil war, abolish slavery and unite the country.

cinebarre: Fri-thurs nov. 22: 12:30, 3:45, 7:25, 10:40 citadeL: Fri-tues: 12:45, 1:30, 4, 5, 7:20, 9 northwoods: Fri-tues: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9 terrace: Fri-tues: 1:10, 3, 4, 6, 7:10, 8:40, 9:40; wed-thurs nov. 22: 1:10, 4, 7:10 9:40

The Sessions 1/2 r

a man in an iron lung wants to lose his virginity and is referred to a professional sex surrogate by his therapist and his priest. terrace: Fri-thurs nov. 22: 1, 3:55, 6:55, 8:45

Silver Linings Playbook  r

after eight months in a mental institution, a man who has lost his house, job and wife moves in with his parents and bonds with a mysterious girl.

cinebarre: wed-thurs nov. 22: 10:10, 1, 4, 7:35, 10:20 terrace: wed-thurs nov. 22: 12:45, 3:05, 5:15, 7:25, 9:30

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

the cullens and the wolf pack team up with foreign vampire clans to protect renesmee from destruction by the volturi.

cinebarre: today: 10; Fri: 12:40, 1, 4, 4:20, 7:10, 7:30, 7:50, 9:55, 10:15, 10:35; sat-sun: 10, 10:20, 10:40, 12:40, 1, 4, 4:20, 7:10, 7:30, 7:50, 9:55, 10:15, 10:35; mon-thurs nov. 22: 12:40, 1, 4, 4:20, 7:10, 7:30, 7:50, 9:55, 10:15, 10:35 citadeL: today: 10; Fri-tues: noon, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2:40, 3:40, 4, 4:30, 5:10, 7, 7:20, 7:40, 8, 9:30, 10,


10:10 hwy 21: today: 8, 10; Fri-sun: 6:30, 8:30 James isLand: today: 10; Fri: 4, 7, 9:45; sat-sun: 1, 4, 7, 9:45; monthurs nov. 22: 4, 7, 9:45 northwoods: today: 10; Fritues: 11:30, 12:15, 1, 1:30, 2:10, 2:55, 3:30, 4, 4:50, 5:40, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8:15, 9, 9:40, 10:05

ral events follow them into a neighbor’s house.

James isLand: today: 4:20, 6:45, 9:15

The Perks of Being a Wallflower 1/2 r

an introverted high school freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors.

Playing Alex Cross

citadeL: today: 7:15; Fri-tues: 4:10, 7 terrace: today: 3, 9:10

1/2 pg-13

adapted from the James patterson novel series, a detective/ psychologist gets caught in a game of cat and mouse when a serial killer murders his wife.

cinebarre: today: 1:20, 4:20, 7:25, 9:50; Fri-thurs nov. 22: 1:20 James isLand: today-Fri: 4, 7:10, 9:40; sat-sun: 1:30, 4, 7:10, 9:40; mon-thurs nov. 22: 4, 7:10, 9:40

Argo 1/2 r

this film chronicles a cia operation to free six american hostages during the 1979 iranian revolution. cinebarre: today: 1:05, 3:55, 7:20, 10:05; Fri: 1:05, 4:05, 7:45, 10:25; sat-sun: 10:20, 1:05, 4:05, 7:45, 10:25; mon-thurs nov. 22: 1:05, 4:05, 7:45, 10:25 citadeL: today: 1:30, 4:05, 7:05; Fri-tues: 1:30, 4:05, 7:05, 9:40 terrace: today: 12:50, 3, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30; Fri-thurs nov. 22: 12:35

Chasing Mavericks 1/2 pg

this adventure-filled film is based on surfer Jay moriarty’s quest for the ultimate and most dangerous wave with local santa cruz, calif., surf-riding legend Frosty hesson.

cinebarre: today: 2:45 James isLand: today-Fri: 4:15, 7, 9:45; sat-sun: 1:35, 4:15, 7, 9:45; mon-thurs nov. 22: 4:15, 7, 9:45

Cloud Atlas  r

this epic movie explores how

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Elizabeth Banks and Tobey Maguire star in “The Details.” actions and consequences shape people’s lives through the past, present and future and the impact they can have over the centuries to inspire a revolution and create a hero. cinebarre: today: 11:30, 3:15, 7:05, 10:45; Fri: 3:15, 7:05, 10:45; satsun: 11:35, 3:15, 7:05, 10:45; monthurs nov. 22: 3:15, 7:05, 10:45 citadeL: today: 1:20, 4:50; Fritues: 1:20, 4:50, 8:20

The Details 1/2

northwoods: today: 1:20, 4:10, 7:05, 9:50; Fri-tues: 1:20, 4;10, 7:05, 9:50

Here Comes the Boom  pg

a high school teacher moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter to save the school’s music program. hwy 21: Fri-sun: 9:15

Hotel Transylvania



this dark comedy tells the tale of a suburban husband and wife who have their lawn and their lives uprooted by a family of pesky raccoons.

animated tale of a human’s discovery of dracula’s hotel and his falling for dracula’s daughter.

terrace: today: 1:10, 5:05, 7:10

Flight 1/2 r

an investigation into a midair catastrophe and the pilot’s successful emergency landing creates more mystery than answers.

cinebarre: today: 12:35, 3:50, 7:15, 10:20; Fri: 12:55, 3:55, 7:35, 10:45; sat-sun: 9:50, 12:55, 3:55, 7:35; mon-thurs nov. 22: 12:55, 3:55, 7:35 citadeL: today: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8; Fritues: 1, 4, 7, 8, 9:50 James isLand: Fri: 4:55, 7:25; sat-sun: 1:45; 4:55, 7:25; mon-thurs nov. 22: 4:55, 7:25


James isLand: today-Fri: 6:45; sat-sun: 1:45, 6:45; mon-thurs nov. 22: 6:45 James isLand 3d : today-thurs nov. 22: 4:15, 9:15

Looper 1/2 r

a time-traveling assassin becomes the target of his employers and must save his 55-yearold self from his 25-year-old self. cinebarre: today: 1:05, 4:05, 7:35, 10:25; Fri-tues: 3:40

Paranormal Activity 4  r

katie and hunter move to a new suburb, and strange, supernatu-

Pitch Perfect  pg-13

a menagerie of girls make up a college a cappella group and find competition and romance.

citadeL: today: 1:25, 4:10, 7:05; Fri-tues: 1:25, 9:40

Silent Hill Revelation 1/2 r

plagued by nightmares, heather mason, now almost 18, encounters a demonic alternate reality and discovers that her identity and background may not be what she thinks.

cinebarre 3d: today: 9:45 James isLand: today: 7:10 James isLand 3d: today: 4:25, 9:35

Sinister 1/2 r

a novelist discovers home movies in the attic of his new house and tries to uncover the truth behind a murdered family.

James isLand: today-Fri: 4:35, 7:10, 9:45; sat-sun: 1:55, 4:35, 7:10, 9:45; mon-thurs nov. 22: 4:35, 7:10, 9:45

Skyfall  pg-13

James bond is back and must destroy a threat to mi6, but his loyalty to m is tested when her past comes back to haunt her.

cinebarre: today: 12:15, 12:50, 3:30, 4, 7, 7:30, 10:10, 10:40; Fri:

noon, 12:20, 12:40, 3:10, 3:30, 3:50, 7, 7:20, 7:40, 10:10, 10:30, 10:50; satsun: 9:35, noon, 12:20, 12:40, 3:10, 3:30, 3:50, 7, 7:20, 7:40, 10:10, 10:30, 10:50; mon-thurs nov 22: noon, 12:20, 12:40, 3:10, 3:30, 3:50, 7, 7:20, 7:40, 10:10, 10:30, 10:50 citadeL: today-tues: 12:30, 1:50, 4:20, 5, 8:10, 9 citadeL imaX: today-tues: noon, 3:30, 7, 10 northwoods: today: noon, 12:30, 1, 3, 3:30, 4, 6:30, 7, 8, 9:30, 10; Fri-tues: noon, 12:30, 1, 3, 3:30, 4, 6:30, 7, 8, 9:30, 10 terrace: today: 12:30, 1:50, 3:25, 4:30, 6:30, 7:30, 9:15; Fri-thurs nov. 22: 1:05, 3:50, 7, 9:30

Taken 2 


liam neeson returns as retired cia operative bryan mills, who this time must save himself and his family.

cinebarre: today: 4 citadeL: today: 12:50, 3, 5:10, 7:20; Fri-tues: 12:50, 3, 5:10 James isLand: today-Fri: 4, 6:50, 9:30; sat-sun: 1:25, 4, 6:50, 9:30; mon-thurs nov. 22: 4, 6:50, 9:30 northwoods: today: 1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:45; Fri-tues: 1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:45, 9:50

Wreck-It Ralph  pg

this animated film follows a video game villain on his havocmaking, game-hopping quest through the arcade to become the “good guy.”

cinebarre: today: 12:45, 3:45, 7:10; Fri: 1:10, 7:15, 9:50; sat-sun: 10:35, 1:10, 7:15, 9:50; mon-thurs nov. 22: 1:10, 7:15, 9:50 cinebarre 3d: today: 1:15, 4:15, 7:40, 10:10; Fri-thurs nov. 22: 4:10 citadeL: today: 12:30, 1:30, 2:50, 4, 5:10, 7:15; Fri-tues: 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50 citadeL 3d: today: 12:45, 3:30, 6:45; Fri-tues: 12:45, 3:30, 6:45, 9:10 hwy 21: Fri-sun: 7:30 James isLand: today-Fri: 6:50; sat-sun: 1:40, 6:50; mon-thurs nov. 22: 6:50 James isLand 3d: today-thurs nov. 22: 4:15, 9:20 northwoods: today: 1:20, 2, 4, 4:30, 7, 7:30; Fri-tues: 1:20, 4, 7, 9:20 northwoods 3d: today: 12:40, 3, 5:15; Fri-tues: 12:40, 3, 5:15, 8

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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Today Festival of Lights

what: light up your holidays with more than two million gleaming lights. James island county park hosts the annual holiday Festival of lights. when: through dec. 31 where: James island county park, 871 riverland drive price: $12 per vehicle sundaythursday, $15 Friday-saturday more info: 795-4386 or www.

Free Film Screening

what: “drivers wanted” reveals the impossibly eclectic community inhabiting a taxi garage in new york city. the film follows eric, a new immigrant, as he turns to a simple job: driving a taxi. the easy route proves to be a struggle for eric, who can neither speak english well nor navigate the city’s 6,174 miles of streets. when: 7-9 p.m. nov. 15 where: simons center recital hall, 54 st. philip st. price: Free more info: 953-4422 or www.

‘Into the Woods’

what: csu players and lyric theatre present stephen sondhem’s “into the woods.” what happens when you make a wish and you get what you wish for? see this talented cast bring this story to life. when: 7:30 p.m. nov. 15-17; 3 p.m. nov. 18 where: charleston southern university lightsey chapel auditorium, 9200 university blvd. price: tickets $15 general admission, $10 for students and senior citizens; csu students, faculty and staff are admitted free with id more info: 863-7966 or www.

Sand sculptor Damon Farmer works on this year’s piece for the Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park.

Dvorak Symphony

what: morihiko nakahara, music director of the south carolina philharmonic in columbia, returns to conduct this masterworks concert featuring antonin dvorak’s masterpiece, symphony no. 9, “From the new world.” world-renowned violin virtuoso robert mcduffie will perform the south carolina premiere of philip glass’ violin concerto no. 2, “the american Four seasons,” which was written

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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 9375579 or e-mailed to items submitted after the deadline will not be printed. For more information, call 937-5582.

Today Shrimp City Slim

what: lowcountry bluesman on piano & vocals. when: 5 p.m. nov. 15 where: toast restaurant, 155 meeting st.

Thomas Champagne

what: pop/reggae/funk. when: 10 p.m. nov. 15 where: planet Follywood, 32 center st.

Steve Joy & Chris Christ

Cranford & Sons

what: self-described “lowcountry stomp rockabilly-Folk explosion.” when: thursdays where: wild wing cafe, 36 n. market st.

what: pop/reggae/funk. when: 6 p.m. nov. 15 where: pearlz oyster bar, 9 magnolia road

what: Jazz standards from steve Joy on sax and chris christ on guitar. when: 7-10:30 p.m. thursdays where: gaslight art & wine, 1715 hollydale court more info: 559-8877

what: 7-piece party band covers all favorites from the ’60s to today. when: thursdays where: wild wing cafe, 644 coleman blvd.

Graham Whorley

Steve Simon quintet


Thomas Champagne

what: rock and funk guitar. when: 6:30-9:30 p.m. thursdays where: Juanita greenberg’s nacho royale, 410 w. coleman blvd., mount pleasant

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

Folly Beach Bluegrass Society

Classic Jazz

what: open jam of “bluegrass, old-time, country, folk.” when: 7-10 p.m. thursdays where: Folly beach crab shack, 24 center st.

Steve Carroll & The Bograts

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

what: classic Quartet series features mark sterbank (tenor saxophone), tyler ross (guitar), Jeremy wolf (bass) and Quentin e. baxter (drums). when: 8 p.m.-midnight nov. 15 where: the mezz, above sermet’s, 276 king st. price: $10 more info: 853-4515 or www.


what: electric and acoustic favorites. when: 8-11 p.m. nov. 15 where: molly darcy’s, 235 east bay st.

Plane Jane

what: roots rock/alt. country. when: nov. 15 where: wild wing cafe, 7618 rivers ave.

Mama’s Love, The Mantras

what: progressive classic rock/ funk/rhythm and blues from mama’s love out of athens, ga., and fusion/psychedelic/progressive rock from the mantras out of north carolina. when: 9 p.m. doors nov. 15 where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway price: $8 advance, $10 day-ofshow more info: 571-4343 or www.

Louie D. Project

what: Four-piece post-modern funk and party band featuring louie d. on sax and lead vocals.

when: 9 p.m. nov. 15 where: pal Joey’s martini lounge, 1035 Johnnie dodds blvd. more info:

South Street

what: Funk/alternative/jam. when: nov. 15 where: midtown bar & grill, 559 king st.

Pierce Edens & The Dirty Work

more info: 556-2378

Friday Randy Pender

what: live music. when: 6-10 p.m. nov. 16 where: blackbeard’s cove Family Fun park, 3255 u.s. highway 17

Keith Bruce

what: guitarist/songwriter. when: 6-9 p.m. nov. 16 where: castaways grille, 1291 Folly road

what: americana/rock/country/ folk rock out of asheville, n.c., with local indie folk singer Jordan igoe. when: 9 p.m. nov. 15 where: the royal american, 970 morrison drive price: $5 more info: 853-3524 or www.

what: 7-piece party band covers all favorites from the ’60s to today. when: Fridays where: wild wing cafe, 7618 rivers ave.

Gary Ray Pfaff

Ballroom Dance Club

what: americana/country/rock out of nashville, tenn., by way of atlanta. when: 9 p.m.-midnight nov. 15 where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 1205 ashley river road price: no cover. more info: 225-7427

Soul Fish

what: morgan & rotie take all requests. when: 9 p.m.-midnight nov. 15 where: trayce’s too neighborhood grille and pub, 2578 ashley river road price: Free

Plane Jane

what: dance lessons followed by a dance party. private and group lessons are available. when: 7:30-11 p.m. Fridays and saturdays where: charleston ballroom dance club, 1632 ashley hall drive price: $5 members, $10 nonmembers more info: 871-6575 or www.

Tristina Miller

what: acoustic pop singersongwriter. when: 7 p.m. where: single smile cafe, n.

main st., summerville price: Free more info: 875-7745 or www.


what: live music. when: 8 p.m. nov. 16 where: tru blues, 1039 Johnnie dodds blvd. more info: 881-1585

Zion I, Minnesota

what: alternative/hip-hop/rap from zion i out of the bay area in california joined by the group minnesota. when: 8 p.m. doors nov. 16 where: the music Farm, 32 ann st. price: $15 advance, $18 day-ofshow more info: 722-8904 or www.

Duda Lucena quartet

what: the mezz vocal series presents brazilian Jazz featuring duda lucena (vocals and guitar), gerald gregory (piano), kevin hamilton (bass) and Quentin e. baxter (drums). when: 8 p.m.-midnight nov. 16 where: the mezz, above sermet’s, 276 king st. price: $10 more info: 853-4515 or www.

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Calhoun’s Calling

what: party rock band. when: 9 p.m.-midnight Fridays where: Folly beach crab shack, 24 center st.

Austin Mowery Band

what: self-described “modern country band” out of myrtle beach. when: nov. 16 where: wild wing cafe, 36 n. market st.

Dave Landeo Trio

what: acoustic/alternative/rock. when: 9 p.m.-midnight nov. 16 where: tides Folly beach, one center st. price: Free

Permanent Vacation what: six-piece party band. when: nov. 16 where: wild wing cafe,

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Papa Grows Funk

what: Funk/jazz/rock/jam band out of new orleans. when: 9 p.m. doors nov. 16 where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway price: $10 advance, $12 day-ofshow more info: 571-4343 or www.

Graham Whorley

what: rock and funk guitar. when: 9 p.m.-midnight nov. 16 where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 1205 ashley river road price: no cover.


what: roots rock and a toga party, prizes and giveaways. when: 9:30 p.m. nov. 16 where: trayce’s too neighborhood grille and pub, 2578 ashley river road price: Free

events from page e27 specifically for mcduffie. when: 7:30 p.m. nov. 16 and 17 where: sottile theatre, 44 george st. price: tickets start at $25 in advance or $30 at the door, if available. more info: 723-7528 or www.

Lisa Graves

what: the meeting place windows will display a collection of works by local artist lisa graves. “lowcountry reflections” features landscapes and seascapes inspired by graves’ travels throughout the lowcountry. when: through dec. 30 where: the meeting place, 1077 e. montague ave. price: Free more info: 740-5854 or http://


what: this group exhibit, contemporary cross currents, features a collection of paintings, fine craft and mixed-media pieces that aim to draw attention to the rich diversity we share as a contemporary culture. members of bamn’n include marty biernbaum, arianne king comer, hank d. herring, ktc and addelle sanders. special guests artists include susanne Frenzel, andrea hazel, hampton r. olfus, Jr., pedro rodriquez, Francina smalls-Joyner and cookie washington. when: through nov. 30 where: north charleston city gallery, 5001 coliseum drive price: Free more info: 740-5854 or http://

Friday A Three-Hour Tour

what: a musical filled threehour tour of charleston harbor

more info: 556-best

Momma & The Redemption Band

what: rockin’ blues from the house band from momma’s blues palace. when: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. nov. 16 where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 2209 middle st. price: $5

Swamp Gypsies

what: self-described “southern, gypsy, swamp-rock.” when: 10 p.m. nov. 16 where: planet Follywood, 32 center st.

The Cool

what: pop, rock, dance and party covers. when: 10 p.m. nov. 16 and 17 where: sand dollar social club, 7 center st.


what: Jazz/funk band. when: 10 p.m. Fridays where: Juanita greenberg’s nacho royale, 410 w. coleman blvd.

saturday The Bill Show

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

Stop Light Observations

what: self-described garage, revival and alternative rock. when: 4-8 p.m. saturdays where: morgan creek grill, 80 41st ave. more info: 886-8980

Lee Barbour w/ Barrett Smith

coffeehouse series. when: 7:30 p.m. nov. 17 where: gage hall, 4 archdale st. price: $10 more info: 723-4617 or www.

Classic Jazz quintet

what: Features charlton singleton (trumpet), mark sterbank (tenor saxophone), tyler ross (guitar), kevin hamilton (bass) and david patterson Jr. (drums). when: 8 p.m.-midnight nov. 17 where: the mezz, above sermet’s, 276 king st. price: $10 more info: 853-4515 or www.

unkle Funkle

what: Funk/rock party band. when: 9 p.m.-midnight nov. 17 where: tides Folly beach, one center st. price: Free

what: blues, jazz and pop for the

with southern harmony chorus, the lowcountry’s chapter of sweet adelines. other performers include a quartet from palmetto vocal project and sensible shoes, a sweet adeline quartet. when: 5:30-9 p.m. nov. 16 where: patriots point (next to yorktown and maritime museum), 40 patriots point road price: $30 more info: 573-2409 or www.

Sound of Charleston

what: experience the sounds that define charleston and its unique southern charm — jazz, gospel, gershwin, gullah, spirituals, civil war songs — coming to life in sacred and historic spaces during a 75-minute live concert. when: 7 p.m. nov. 16 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.

Giving Back Awards

what: charleston magazine is hosting this award show to commemorate charitable individuals or organizations in the lowcountry. the charleston Jazz orchestra and Quiana parler will perform live. when: 7 p.m. nov. 16 where: charleston music hall, 37 John st. price: $45-$95 more info: 853-2252 or www.

saturday Art Exhibition

what: charleston fine art photographer alistair nicol has teamed up with troubadours coffee house to exhibit a selection of lowcountry fine art prints. the

mission is to provide sailing access to people of all socio-economic backgrounds, skill levels and physical abilities. the event will include oysters, barbecue, beer and wine, live bluegrass music and raffle prizes. when: 3-6 p.m. nov. 18 where: James island yacht club, 734 wampler drive price: adults $30, youth $15, 12 and under free more info: 607-4890 or www. charlestoncommunitysailing. org/

Gage Hall Coffeehouse

Candlelight Memorial

‘Moolah Mixer’

what: increasing h.o.p.e. Financial training center will host a a “moolah mixer” silent auction fundraising event. guests are asked to come dressed in vintage ’60s attire and practice their dance moves for the motownthemed event. when: 6-8:30 p.m. nov. 17 where: atrium at blackbaud, 2000 daniel island drive price: $40 more info: 225-4343 or www.

sunday Oyster Roast

what: charleston community sailing is a local nonprofit whose

what: breakbeat/idm /trip hop out of los angeles. when: 8 p.m. doors nov. 17 where: the music Farm, 32 ann st. price: $15 advance, $17 day-ofshow more info: www.musicfarm. com

Howard Dlugasch

what: live music. when: nov. 17 where: Folly beach crab shack, 24 center st.

Homemade Wine

what: country/southern rock/ americana out of knoxville, tenn. when: nov. 17 where: wild wing cafe, 36 n. market st.

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art show, which showcases seven large photographs printed on metallic paper, opens with a reception. wine and cheese will be served. the opening will be held in conjunction with troubadour’s one-year birthday bash, which will include a slate of acoustic performers throughout the day, along with several specials when: 3-6 p.m. nov. 17 where: troubadour’s coffee house, long grove drive, mount pleasant price: Free

what: the 2012-13 gage hall coffeehouse series continues with an evening of music by guitarist lee barbour. he will be joined by barrett smith, a fellow talented guitarist making the rounds in the charleston music scene. when: 7:30-9:30 p.m. nov. 17 where: gage hall of the unitarian church, 9 archdale st. price: $10 more info: 723-4617 or www.


what: the 24th annual candlelight memorial ceremony offers an opportunity to remember loved ones through luminarias around colonial lake and a brief service with music, readings, and time to reflect. luminarias may be obtained through a contribution to hospice of charleston Foundation. when: 5:30 p.m. nov. 18 where: colonial lake, rutledge avenue price: no charge more info: 216-7323 or http://

Wednesday CSO Holiday Swing

what: enjoy season highlights and charleston Jazz orchestra’s annual performance of duke ellington and billy strayhorn’s the nutcracker suite, a band tradition. when: 7 p.m. nov. 21 where: charleston music hall, 37 John st. price: $30-$40 more info: 641-0011 or www.

Laugh for a Lincoln

what: two to three acts of improv comedy for $5.

when: 8-10 p.m. wednesdays, through dec. 26 where: theatre 99, 280 meeting st. price: $5 more info: 853-6687 or www.

Thursday, Nov. 22 Turkey Day Run

what: the 35th annual turkey day run & gobble wobble is a holiday tradition for charleston natives and travelers alike. the largest 5k in south carolina takes participants through historic downtown charleston before returning to marion square for a post-race party that includes free food and beverages (beer provided for those 21+), live music and awards ceremony. a children’s Fun run and activities also are planned. when: 9 a.m. nov. 22 where: marion square, king and calhoun streets price: $35 for registration and t-shirt before nov. 18; late registration available in-person nov. 21-22 for increased price

sunday, Nov. 25 Oyster Roast

what: the ninth annual benefit oyster roast and silent auction for Friends of mcleod will feature oysters, smoky oaks bbQ, hot dogs and fixings along with drinks. silent auction features small gifts up to a special item this year. bid on a private tour for 12 people at mcleod plantation followed by lunch or dinner designed by a premier event planner. music by henry’s attic. when: 2 p.m. nov. 25 where: bowen’s island, 1800 bowen’s island road price: $20 online or by mail, $25 at the door more info: 795-7519 or www.

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Cotton Blue

what: pop/rock. when: nov. 17 where: wild wing cafe, 7618 rivers ave.

The Royal Tinfoil w/ The Whiskey Gentry

what: americana/folk rock/punk from local band the royal tinfoil and country/bluegrass from the whiskey gentry out of atlanta. when: 9 p.m. doors nov. 17 where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway price: $8 advance, $10 day-ofshow more info: 571-4343 or www.

Grand Kids w/ Modern Man

when: 10 p.m. nov. 17 where: the royal american, 970 morrison drive price: $5 more info: 853-3524 or www.

Thomas Champagne

what: pop/reggae/funk. when: 10 p.m. nov. 17 where: new moon pizzeria & pub, 2817 maybank highway


what: self-described “improvisational southern rock, blues, funk and soul.” when: 10 p.m. nov. 17 where: planet Follywood, 32 center st.

Plane Jane

what: party dance music and drink specials. when: 10:30 p.m. nov. 17 where: trayce’s too neighborhood grille and pub, 2578 ashley river road price: Free more info: 556-best

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enjoy the diamond suit. Instead, West will probably force the dummy with a second round of clubs. You ruff with dummy’s penultimate trump, leaving the dummy with the bare queen and East still holding jack-10 of trump. To neutralize East’s trump, you then lead winning diamonds from dummy. Whenever East ruffs in, you will overruff with the king and return to dummy with the trump queen,drawingEast’slasttrump. You can then play the remaining diamonds, throwing all of your spade losers, to claim an overtrick. East could have taken his spade ace at the time West decided to force the dummy, but the contract would still have been impregnable.

Plane Jane

what: 7-piece party band covers all favorites from the ’60s to today. when: sundays where: wild wing cafe, 36 n. market st.


what: acoustic/lounge/rock. when: sundays where: wild wing cafe, 7618 rivers ave.

Gracious Day

what: southern/country. when: sundays where: wolf track, 1807 parsonage road

Yellow Knife

what: reggae/rock. when: nov. 18 where: surf bar, 103 w. cooper ave.

Tuesday Swamp Pop Shelly & Shrimp City Slim

what: live country band features female singer/guitarist from the bayou performing “swamp pop, cajun rock” and more. when: 5-8 p.m. where: mad river bar & grill, 32 north market st. price: no cover.

The Reckoning Duo

what: acoustic grateful dead tunes. when: 6:30-9:30 p.m. tuesdays where: Juanita greenberg’s nacho royale, 410 w. coleman blvd.

The Algar Rhythms

what: Jim and whit algar on the deck and thai specials on the menu. when: 7-10 p.m. tuesdays where: atlanticville restaurant, 2063 middle st. more info: 883-9452 or www.

ace’s on bridge

The auction ended with South infivehearts,againstwhichWest led the club king, ruffed in the dummy. Now a trump to the ace revealed the 3-0 break. How would you continue to play the contract? Suppose you ruff another club, cashdummy’sbaretrumpqueen, and play a diamond. To make the contract on that line, you will eventuallyneedtofindWestwith the spade ace, so you can reach dummy with the spade king. A far safer way to play the contract is to lead the diamond 10 at trick three. Let’s say that West ducksthefirstroundofdiamonds and wins the second. If the defenders play spades now, you will be able to draw trump,endinginthedummy,and

what: gator rob & detroit debbie play blues and variety. when: 4-7 p.m. nov. 18 where: the shelter kitchen and bar, 202 coleman blvd.

Matt Jordan

what: acoustic jams from the lead singer of trickknee and friends. when: 8 p.m. tuesdays where: trayce’s too neighborhood grille and pub, 2578 ashley river road price: Free more info: 556-2378


what: self-described “homegrown roots rock and roll with some americana flair.” when: 9 p.m.-midnight nov. 20 where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 1205 ashley river road price: no cover. © United Feature Syndicate

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. price: no cover. more info: 826-2193 or www.

Wednesday Barn Jam

what: awendaw green will present kevin church, post timey string band, John scollon and bitteroot and gracious day. when: 6-10 p.m. nov. 21 where: sewee outpost, 4853 u.s. highway 17 price: $ requested donation more info: www.awendaw

Cotton Blue

what: gator rob & detroit debbie play variety, rock and blues. when: 6:30 p.m. nov. 21 where: Finz bar and grill, 440 w. coleman blvd.

Carroll Brown

what: acoustic/country/folk. when: 8 p.m. wednesdays where: tommy condon’s irish pub, 160 church st.

The Bushels

what: acoustic/bluegrass/ americana. when: 7:30-10:30 p.m. wednesdays where: tbonz gill & grill, 80 n. market st. more info: 577-2511

Henri Gates

what: guitarist and backing vocalist of local roots rock band southwood. when: 8 p.m.-midnight nov. 21 where: trayce’s too neighborhood grille and pub, 2578 ashley river road price: no cover. more info: 556-2378


what: local indie rock. when: 9 p.m. nov. 21 where: the royal american, 970 morrison drive price: $5 more info: 853-3524 or www.

Jeff Houts

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

Zach Deputy

what: self-described “islandinfused drum n’ bass gospel ninja soul.” when: 9 p.m. doors nov. 21

where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway price: $10 advance, $13 day-ofshow more info: 571-4343 or www.

Plane Jane

what: 7-piece party band covers all favorites from the ’60s to today. when: nov. 21 where: wild wing cafe, 644 coleman blvd.

Thursday, Nov. 22 The Louie D. Project

what: Four-piece post-modern funk and party band featuring louie d. on sax and lead vocals. when: 9 p.m. nov. 22 where: pal Joey’s martini lounge, 1035 Johnnie dodds blvd. more info:

Hank Marley

what: Folk rock/fusion/reggae. when: 10 p.m. nov. 22 where: planet Follywood, 32 center st.

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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

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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


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LuANN By Greg Evans

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THE WIZARD OF ID By Brant Parker

BABY BLuES By Jerry Scott & Rick Kirkman

DILBERT By Scott Adams

ANDY CAPP By Reg Smythe

HAGAR THE HORRIBLE By Chris Browne GET FuZZY By Darby Conley

ZITS By Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman

GRAND AVENuE By Steve Breen

today’s horoscope aries (march 21-april 19): keep things flowing and you will avoid criticism. love is highlighted, and a past partner is likely to reappear.

Leo (July 23-aug. 22): push through whatever you can complete. it’s important to show how capable you are if you want to avoid complaints.

sagittarius (nov. 22dec. 21): keep moving in the direction that suits you best. someone may withhold information. love is accentuated.

taurus (april 20may 20): put some power behind whatever you say you are going to do. Follow through with determination and intensity. concentrate on relationships that benefit you.

virgo (aug. 23-sept. 22): your knowledge and expertise will separate you from any competition you face. a proposal based on the facts you offer will pay off.

capricorn (dec. 22-Jan. 19): tie up loose ends. set up your strategy and take stock of what you have and what you need to get where you want to go.

gemini (may 21-June 20): put more emphasis on what you have to offer and you will improve your position. emotions will surface. love is in the stars.

Libra (sept. 23-oct. 22): open up emotionally and you will grab the attention of someone who can relate to your concerns. make selfimprovements.

aQuarius (Jan. 20-feb. 18): keep your thoughts private until you see what everyone around you says. you can improve or harm your reputation depending on your actions.

cancer (June 21-July 22): you’ll find some bargains if you go shopping. picking up little things for friends or colleagues will be a nice way to show your appreciation.

scorpio (oct. 23-nov. 21): express your thoughts and plans for the future. personal changes can lead to improved finances as well as a new beginning.

pisces (feb. 19-march 20): meddling will not bring good results, but wheeling and dealing positively will make others want to participate in what you are offering.

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Routine may help Alzheimer’s patient

thinkin’ of Lincoln By reBeKah BradFord Special to The Post and Courier



espite being the most portrayed u.S. president on film and having countless biographies written about him, abraham lincoln continues to fascinate scores of people. Fans of the 16th president likely will be flocking to theaters this weekend to catch the new Steven Spielberg film “lincoln,” which features an uncanny depiction by daniel day-lewis, who is garnering talk of an oscar for his role. greg larson is the current head2head champ, and ryan Bowen is his opponent in this week’s face off.


Alexander Gardner’s studio portrait of Abraham Lincoln was made Nov. 8, 1863. Lincoln sat for 33 photographers and 127 portraits, 37 of them by Gardner, Lincoln’s official cameraman.

Questions 1. lincoln was the first u.s. president born outside the original 13 colonies. where was he born? 2. what was lincoln’s nickname? 3. “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” was a speech given by lincoln during his unsuccessful run for what political office? 4. lincoln was the first u.s. president from what political party? 5. what was lincoln’s profession before going into office? 6. how many years is “four score and seven”? 7. what year did lincoln issue the emancipation proclamation? 8. what did the 13th amendment do? 9. the lincoln memorial has two of lincoln’s speeches inscribed on it. name one. 10. which paper currency features a portrait of abraham lincoln?

conclusion greg adds to his streak with another win and will return next week to take on a new competitor.

dear JenniFer: i would like to thank you and the many readers who urged me to change my answer to that letter. some pointed out that Blanche had elicited the promise dear abby when she was a “different person,” far different from ear aBBy: i’m writ- the woman she is today. ing about a letter however, i am torn. you published from while i think it’s brutal “Friend in arizona.” for older people who suffer She wrote that after her from dementia to be treatfriend “Blanche” was died as pariahs and isolated agnosed with alzheimer’s (and many are), and clearly disease, Blanche had asked this friend is well-meaning, not to be “paraded around i also feel strongly that for others to gawk at” after a person’s wishes stated she reached a certain point. in advance should be reyou advised that continuspected. Blanche may have ing to take her friend to wanted to be remembered church every Sunday was as the person she was, and going against her wishes. i entrusted her friend to cardisagree. ry out her wishes “after she i’m an lpn and specialize reached a certain point.” in alzheimer’s. i have been dear aBBy: My wife and doing this for more than i have a disagreement. no 25 years, and have headed matter what we are doing, alzheimer care units. one she’s constantly checking her cellphone for texts or emails. of the things we strive for Then she’ll get into text conis some sense of normalcy. versations and talk to herself These people lose their short-term memory at first. while i sit there wondering But many have strong, vivid what’s so funny. am i too sensitive in memories of years ago. thinking that the phone going to church every should be put away someSunday is probably one times when we’re together? of the few things Blanche or is this the world in which remembers, and it most we now live? — liKe i’M likely brings her a sense of comfort. Most of the parish- not there in richioners probably have known land, waSh. dear like you’re her for years. This isn’t walknot there: you are not ing through a mall full of being overly sensitive. have strangers; it is enjoying fellowship with old friends. i’m you told your wife that you sure they are not “gawking.” feel she’s neglecting you because she pays more atnursing homes are often tention to her cellphone? if frightening to alzheimer’s you haven’t, you should. if patients: full of strange sounds and people. church, she has any consideration for your feelings, she will however, is full of beloved turn it off for an agreed hymns and friends. period of time so she can unfortunately, there will spend that time with you. come a time when her dismarriages take work if ease will progress to the they’re going to last, and point that these trips will become stressful for her, and communication is crucial. if she refuses to listen to possibly that her behavior you, deliver the message via will become too difficult text or email, or with the for church. But until that time comes, i hope this dear help of a licensed marriage counselor. friend continues to do such a wonderful thing for this write www.dearabby. woman. — JenniFer in carthage, Mo. com.

greg’s answers

ryan’s answers

1. believe it was kentucky. 2. honest abe 3. illinois senator 4. democrat, maybe? 5. a lawyer. 6. well a score’s 20, so 87. 7. 1864 8. ended slavery 9. gettysburg address 10. the $5 bill.

1. illinois 2. honest abe 3. vice president 4. republican. 5. he was a lawyer. 6. 87 7. 1871 8. give women the vote. 9. the one from gettyburg. 10. penny. no, sorry. the $5 bill.

correct answers 1. hodgenville, ky. 2. honest abe, but also the great emancipator, the rail splitter, the liberator and uncle abe 3. u.s. senator 4. republican party

5. lawyer 6. 87 7. 1863 8. abolished slavery 9. the gettysburg address and his second inaugural address 10. $5 bill

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