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Farewell to a bittersweet 2011 T

his year has brought plenty of highs and lows for outdoor life in the Lowcountry, which received national attention when Outside magazine nominated Charleston for one of 10 spots in the “Best Towns Ever” contest. In the Facebook contest, Charleston came in third behind Chattanooga, Tenn., and Tucson, Ariz. While it has been among the latest “Best of” honors in recent years, the contest was the first to acknowledge the things that readers of this column love most: being active outdoors. In 2011, the area continued to grow and diversify in its activities and events, but the year was not without its downers.

March, in the new Rugged Maniac games at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant and the 15th annual Citadel Bulldog Challenge. Trail running caters to just a sliver of the area’s running population, but new and almost new local trail runs included the Almost 9-Mile Trail Run at Buck Hall Recreation Area near McClellanville, Mullet Haul 5-Mile and 10-Mile runs at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center on Johns Island, Where Expanding horizons the Wild Things Are at Caw Caw Interpretative Center While we have our mega in Ravenel and the Double events, such as the Cooper River Bridge Run and Walk, Dare 5K at Wannamaker many of the new and second- Park in North Charleston. year events in 2011 catered to (The latter three are thanks to the Charleston County niche activities. The popularity of CrossFit, Park and Recreation Comlocally and nationally, helped mission.) Stand-up paddleboarding birth The Primal Games in is an activity people continue June on Daniel Island and to experiment with, but the Garage Games Integrity’s dedicated die-hards took Revenge at the Charleston Maritime Center in Septem- advantage of local competitions, including the Shem ber. Both featured tests of fitness with decent participa- Creek Shootout, Golden Nugget SUP Race and Joe tion from both genders. Hiller Surf Classic. Meanwhile, CrossFit fans Triathletes also had more also boosted participation in two obstacle-course races in choices in 2011 with the inau-

Mud plays a major role in the annual Citadel Bulldog Challenge. gural Mount Pleasant Sprint Triathlon in April and the LOCO Sprint Triathlon, delayed three weeks because of Hurricane Irene, on Daniel Island. Talk about specialized, the first 12-mile Swim Around Charleston in October drew 15 hardy solo swimmers on a choppy day and a dozen fourperson relay teams.

up 918 from its inaugural event in 2010. To assure its continued success, organizers also hired a part-time race director, Liz Alford, who brings experience and organizational skills from serving roles from several Olympic Games.

Winners & losers


ever, didn’t fare as well. The 18th Isle of Palms Connector Run 10K and 5K drew only 556 finishers, the lowest since 2003, and the conditions were ideal. The 34th Kiawah Island Marathon and Half Marathon marked yet another down year with 3,090 combined, though prize money and great weather dialed up five record-breaking performances. And the Folly Beach 10Miler lost half its numbers with 60 runners, down by 62, but on a weekend with six total races.

Meanwhile, Charleston’s two biggest road races got A big year bigger in 2011. The 34th Cooper River In the inaugural/second year category, the Charleston Bridge Run and Walk and Marathon hit its stride. The 34th annual Knights of Columbus Turkey Day Run inaugural marathon drew and Gobble Wobble set 779 finishers (18 more than the 34th Kiawah Island Mar- records for finishers with Go girls! 34,789 and 5,617 timed parathon — more on that in a second) and 1,504 for its sec- ticipants, respectively. Female endurance athletes Other long-time races, how- had a banner year this year, ond annual half-marathon,

especially three from Mount Pleasant. Professional triathlete Lauren Goss won the Kiawah Island Triathlon outright. Cyclist Erin Burton won the S.C. Road Race Championship in Greenville and earned a spot in two races at USA Cycling’s National Championship in Augusta. And Air Force Capt. Jamie Turner, who had been injured most of the spring, finished the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, in 10:58:51, just 10 minutes slower than her previous year’s performance. Two other out-of-town females had impressive outright victories in nearby events. Kathleen Castle of New Providence, N.J., won the Myrtle Beach Marathon in 2:40:11, and Mallory Mead of Los Angeles won the Swim Around Charleston in 3:58:52.

Lost brethren

Two beloved elder athletes, 89-year-old Dave Mellard and 82-year-old Brian Smith, passed away in 2011. And one of the biggest heartbreaks of the year was the death of Dr. Mitch Hollon, who was struck by a van and killed while riding his bicycle on the James Island connector in July.

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If you haven’t gone to the Holiday Festival of Lights yet, or if you want to revisit them, tonight is a great night to head to James Island County Park, 861 Riv-

erland Drive. In addition to three miles of dazzling light displays, today’s admission includes a movie shown on an inflatable screen in the Winter Wonderland area. The movie, “Shrek the Halls,” will be shown at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. on the Main Stage. If you plan to attend, be sure to bring a chair or blanket. Admission is $12 for a carload of up to 15 people.

Learn about the friendship and eventual falling out between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini during “Spiritualism: Houdini vs. Doyle,” the latest exhibit at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 68 Spring St. Opening today at 11 a.m., the exhibit uses letters and other documents to tell the story of Doyle and Houdini’s mutual interest in spiritualism and the rift caused by Doyle’s desire to prove spiritualism was real and Houdini’s efforts to debunk it. The exhibit features 24 items, including letters between the men and a document used in a seance led by Doyle’s wife that attempted to communicate with Houdini’s deceased mother. Admission and parking are free.

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Need to warm up after participating in Dunleavy’s Polar Bear Plunge? Head to Local Market+ Coffee Bar 2-5 p.m. for a Chili and Cornbread Cookoff and Tasting. Admission is $5 and includes a raffle ticket and free tastings from all competitors. Prizes will be awarded to first and second places as well as to the “Best Heat” category. Proceeds from the event will benefit Jaycees Camp Hope. Local Market is at 1331 Ashley River Road in West Ashley. www.charlestonjaycees. org

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ften when an artist first releases a new album, they throw an album release party to introduce the new material to fans. Local musician Luke Cunningham said he just doesn’t get that concept. “I never understood why someone would want to get up and play a bunch of songs no one knows,” said Cunningham, who recently spoke to Charleston Scene about his own new release, “Heart Pressure.” In trying to change how people think about CD release parties, Cunningham is throwing one Friday at Midtown Bar & Grill on King Street, a little over a month after the album was actually released. To be honest, the guy has a point. Thanks to airplay of the songs “For the Best” and “Songs About California” on The Bridge at 105.5FM, the Lowcountry has had a chance to get to know Cunningham’s style of Southern-infused rock. The album beautifully showcases the artist’s songwriting and performing style, and also features an appearance by fellow local artist Cary Ann Hearst on “Songs About California.” Now that folks have had a chance to marinate in his music, Cunningham hopes the songs will be more familiar to listener’s ears at Friday’s show. Had Cunningham’s geographical upbringing alone determined his musical taste, he could very well have ended up as a mainstream country artist. Raised in Kuttawa, Ky., Cunningham’s musical choices were limited growing up.

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Cunningham then fell into writing music for an independent film that was released last year. When it came time to record the songs that would eventually become “Heart Pressure,” Cunningham admits he didn’t have any particular formula in mind. “I had some songs that were half-written, which we then rewrote in the studio,” he said. While he’s extremely happy with how the album turned out, Cunningham admits to being most proud of “Song About California.” “That one was actually written in California after a breakup,” Cunningham said. “I had the hardest PROVIDED time trying to decide which Cary Ann Hearst take to Luke Cunningham use on the song because they were all amazing.” Although the two singers recorded their parts separately, their chemistry makes it sound as if they are face to face in a studio. Luke Cunningham about his own “Heart Pressure” was new release, “Heart Pressure.” produced by another local musician, Micah Nichols, who is best known for his guitar-slinging for Crowfield. Nichols also plays guitar on the album, and in addition, Cunningham is backed by I was also first in line to “I had a father who listened to the Kingston Trio buy the new Alice in Chains drummer Ben Scott and bassist Christian Wood. album.” and a mother who enjoyed “It’s a great collection of beach music,” Cunningham Cunningham took up said. “In Kuttawa, we were music and eventually found musicians stylistically,” able to pick up two stations; himself fronting the popu- Cunningham said, “and lar band Part Time Heroes, Friday night will be a great one of them country and which split up in 2009 after chance for people to see a one modern rock. I like to big rock show that thrives say I was living in a country a very successful run here on substance.” music song growing up, but in the South.

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The best films of 2011 BY RICK BENTLEY

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uman dramas dominated this year’s movie releases, ranging from a husband struggling with his dying wife to a woman who disguises herself so she can work in a man’s MERIE WALLACE/FOX world. It also was a year of SEARCHLIGHT FILMS/AP amazing animation, firstrate finales and soaring sci-fi. George Clooney and Shailene Woodley star in Here are the best of what “The Descendants.” 2011 had to offer at the movies: and a powerful script by 1. ‘The Descendants’ director Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash No other film in 2011 so based on the novel by Kaui brilliantly combined dark Hart Hemmings. The writand light moments. The ing is almost flawless in the movie has an Oscar-worthy use of comedy to buffer the performance by George dramatic parts. And drama Clooney, great supporting gives an edge to the comedy. work by Shailene Woodley

2. ‘Rango’

The film’s as visually stun-

ning as it is well-written. Rango (voiced by Johnny Depp) is a chameleon that discovers a town that resonates so loudly of the Old West it should be called Zane Grey. Director Gore Verbinski’s first venture into animation is a rootin’, tootin’ good time. It combines the cheesiness of spaghetti Westerns with the offbeat attitude of “Blazing Saddles” — and delivers it all in a spectacular computer-generated form.

3. ‘Tree of Life’

Few films were as polarizing as Terrence Malick’s free-flowing visual bonanza that manages to be both a grand look at the beginning of life and an intimate tale of family. No other film invited us to think more about our place in the universe or at the dinner table. There are


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4. ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’

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Christopher Plummer (left) Elizabeth Olsen turns in a and Ewan McGregor are powerful performance as a shown in a scene from woman who escapes a cult “Beginners.” only to return to a world that in its own way is just 6. ‘Beginners’ as controlling and scary. Director T. Sean Durkin Director/writer Mike Mills’ script doesn’t attempt magnifies the emotional conflict through a film to answer all the questions that come with love. But it is stripped of all trappings a smart look at relationships. from credits to music. He It shows how love can bring just lets raw emotions carry the scenes. comfort to a person facing his own mortality, or how it 10. ‘Albert Nobbs’ becomes a curse when two people begin to drift apart. Glenn Close turns in the The story works because of performance of her career Ewan McGregor’s boyish as a 19th-century woman charms. He goes from being who pretends to be a man the most interesting person to get work. Under that at a party to someone who awkward wardrobe is an jets across the country for a emotionally tortured soul chance at some insight about looking to find a way to his future. love and be loved without giving away her precious 7. ‘Hugo’ secret. This is the kind of movie Honorable mentions that reminds us that the best movies are the ones ◗ “Mission: Impossible: Ghost that take us on a journey. Protocol” This journey is pure magic. ◗ “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” Martin Scorsese makes us ◗ “The Way” believe that magic still does ◗ “One Day” exist in films. From its spec- ◗ “Horrible Bosses” tacular look to unforgettable ◗ “The Help” performances, “Hugo” is ◗ “50/50” spellbinding. ◗ “X-Men: First Class”

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Odd couple shines in ‘Young Adult’ BY BETSY SHARKEY

Los Angeles Times



it’s done right, as it is in “Young Adult,” there is something absolutely mesmerizing about watching a train wreck unfold on screen. When the wreck in question is a narcissistic beauty played to scheming, sour, downward-spiraling perfection by Charlize Theron, cringing is definitely called for, but so is laughter. In fact that’s exactly the reaction director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody are going for. Paired up for the first time since their 2007 knockout punch, “Juno,” the two ironists have switched sides in a sense. While “Juno” celebrated an acerbic, outsider pregnant teen, in “Young Adult” they are interested in the prom queen: still pretty, still mean and now a decade into life on her own. It’s not going well. This is comedy extracted from pain start to finish, with its through-a-shot-glass darkly story starting in Minneapolis — or Mini-Apple, as her small hometown friends call it. Mavis (Theron) spends her days writing young adult novels, basically high school in-crowd pulp, and her nights making the club scene, binge-drinking and sleeping around, and surprised to find happiness eluding her. The self-absorbed stream of consciousness of a teenager that she needs for the books comes easily, which seems like a gift until you realize that is how she still thinks. The time she spends in front of the computer, working through issues for her characters, also serves as a handy voice-over device to let us in on just how much growing up Mavis still has to do. That journey begins in earnest when she heads back home to pick up things with


Charlize Theron portrays Mavis Gary in a scene from “Young Adult.”

movie review ★★★½ (out of 5 stars) DIRECTOR: Jason Reitman CAST: Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson and Patton Oswalt RATED: R for language and some sexual content RUNNING TIME: 1 hour, 34 minutes WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at charleston and offer your opinion of the film. her high school sweetheart, football star Buddy Slade (Patrick Wilson). That he’s married and has just had a baby doesn’t alter her resolve. But things take an unexpected turn when she encounters Matt Freehauf, the high school geek she’d forgotten about. Comedian Patton Oswalt (“King of Queens,” “Big Fan”) is exceptional playing a sarcastic devil’s advocate, forever prodding Mavis toward her

better self. Their friction and their friendship, their brush with romance, are what gives the film its humor and its heart. “Young Adult” needs a lot of that to soften the outrage as Mavis sets about seducing Buddy. Elizabeth Reaser plays Beth, very likable as the new mom, the patient wife, a wannabe rocker who jams with other new mothers. Theron and Oswalt turn out to be a terrific odd couple. Not easy because they both reveal a great deal, and a great deal of what they reveal is exceedingly ugly. In Mavis, it is her unintentional drive to destroy everything and anyone who comes close, and for this Theron uses her statuesque beauty as if it is just something else in life to be squandered. In contrast to Theron’s beauty, Oswalt is required to play the beast whom no one who looks like Mavis should ever fall for. He’s bitter about more than the fact that a brutal beating in high school left him nearly dead, the limp and the cane a constant reminder. In Mavis, Cody is giving us another unexpected sort of female protagonist. Her great fondness for flaws makes it possible for us to empathize with the appalling, to savor the humor in the foibles. As a filmmaker, Reitman proves to be a very good counterbalance, the right mitigating factor for this particular mess. In “Young Adult,” the director continues to refine his imprint: the light touch he brings to dark comedy, perhaps never more appealingly than in 2009’s “Up in the Air” with George Clooney and Vera Farmiga caught in a bad romance. He is so completely at ease in the quirky, gritty worlds Cody creates, that it helps us deal with the discomfort.

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Tintin (voiced by Jamie Bell), Haddock (voiced by Andy Serkis) and Snowy await rescue in a scene from “The Adventures of Tintin.”


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

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The Chipmunks and Chipettes are marooned on a desert island.

Cinebarre: Today: 10:50, 1, 4, 6:55, 9:05 Citadel: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: noon, 12:30, 2:10, 2:40, 4:20, 4:50, 7, 7:45, 9:10, 9:55 Hwy. 21: Today: 6:30 James Island: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 1, 3:05, 5:05, 7:05, 9:10 Northwoods: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 12:05, 12:55, 2:15, 3:05, 4:25, 5:15, 7, 8, 9:15 Palmetto Grande: Today: noon, 1:20, 2:20, 4:10, 5:20, 6:40, 7:25, 9 Regal 18: Today: 12:45, 1:15, 3:45, 4:25, 6:55, 9:20


Santa’s son uses low-tech means to carry out an important mission.

Citadel 3D: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10 Palmetto Grande: Today: 12:20 Regal 18: Today: 12:15, 3:50

THE DARKEST HOUR PG-13 Aliens attack Earth and its power supply.

Cinebarre 3D: Today: 11, 1:15, 4:15, 7:40, 9:55 Citadel 3D: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30 James Island: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 3:45, 9:15 James Island 3D: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 1:30, 6:50


James Island: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 9:45 Northwoods: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 12:50, 3, 5:10, 7:30, 9:40 Palmetto Grande: Today: 9:45 Regal 18: Today: 7:25, 9:30


After they fall victim to a businessman’s Ponzi scheme, a group of people decides to rob his home. Regal 18: Today: 6:45, 9:25


Northwoods 3D: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 9:40 Palmetto Grande 3D: Today: 2:40, 5:05, 7;45, 9:55 Regal 18 3D: Today: 12:10, 3:15, 7:10, 9:15


James Island 3D: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 4, 6:40, 9:15 Palmetto Grande 3D: Today: 12:55, 3:55 Regal 18 3D: Today: 12:20, 3


A land baron attempts to reconnect with his two teen daughters after his wife is in a boating accident. When the IMF is shut down and accused of being involved in a bombing, Ethan Hunt and his team Citadel: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, must clear its name. 9:50

Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:35, 4:25, 7:05, 9:50 Terrace: Today-Fri and Sun-Mon: 11, 1:40, 4:10, 7:10, 9:45 Sat: 11, 1:40, 4:15, 7:10 Tue-Thurs, Jan. 5: 1:40, 4:15, 7:10, 9:25


An investigative journalist teams up with a computer hacker to solve a murder.

Cinebarre: Today: 11:30, noon, 3, 3:30, 6:45, 7:15, 10:05, 10:35 Citadel: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 12:30, 1:30, 4, 5, 8, 9 Northwoods: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 12:30, 1:30, 4:10, 5, 8, 9 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:10, 3:30, 4:40, 7, 8:10, 10:25 Regal 18: Today: noon, 12:50, 3:20, 4:05, 6:40, 7:55, 9:55 Terrace: Today-Fri and Sun-Thurs, Jan. 5: 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:25 Sat: 12:30, 3:30, 6:30


An orphaned boy attempts to finish an invention started by his father.

Cinebarre: Today: 9:40, 10:05, 12:35, 1:05, 3:35, 4:05, 7, 7:30, 10, 10:30 Citadel: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 12:20, 3:30, 6:50, 9:45 Citadel IMAX: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 11, 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:20 James Island: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 1, 4, 7, 10 Northwoods: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 12:20, 2, 3:40, 5, 6:50, 8, 9:45 Palmetto Grande:Today:2,3:50,5,7:20,7:55,10:30 Regal 18: Today: 12:30, 1:05, 3:30, 4:15, 6:50, 7:20, 7:50, 9:40, 10:10


The Muppets reunite when they learn of an oil tycoon’s plan to destroy their theater. Citadel: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 12:55, 3:30 James Island: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 1:15 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:25 Regal 18: Today: 1:20, 4:20


An employee of Sir Laurence Olivier’s tells of a week spent with Marilyn Monroe during the filming of “The Prince and the Showgirl.”

Citadel: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30 Regal 18: Today: 1:10, 3:40, 7:15, 9:50


The lives of couples and singles living in New York City merge on New Year’s Eve.

Cinebarre: Today: 4:10 Citadel: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 7, 9:40 Hwy. 21: Today: 9 James Island: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 1:20, 4:05, 7, 9:40 Palmetto Grande: Today: 6:55, 10 Regal 18: Today: 7:05, 9:45


Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson endeavor to defeat their archenemy, Professor Moriarty. Cinebarre: Today: 9:45, 10:20, 12:50, 1:10, 3:40, 7:05, 7:35, 9:55, 10:25 Citadel: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 11:35, 12:45, 2:30, 3:45, 5:30, 7, 8:30, 9:55 Hwy. 21: Today: 7 James Island: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 1, 4:05, 7:05, 9:55 Northwoods: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 12:20, 1:10, 3:25, 4:25, 7, 8:10, 9:55 Palmetto Grande: Today: 12:40, 1:40, 3:40, 4:30, 6:50, 7:30, 10:05, 10:30 Regal 18: Today: 12:25, 12:55, 3:25, 3:55, 7:15, 7:45, 10


A college student baby-sitting several children endures a wild night.

The werewolves and Volturi threaten Edward and Bella’s unborn child.

James Island: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 1, 4, 7 Regal 18: Today: 6:55, 9:35


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

Cinebarre: Today: 9:45, 12:50, 3:50, 7:20, 10:30 Citadel: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 12:20, 3:40, 6:50, 9:55 Northwoods: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 12:30, 3:40, 6:50, 9:55 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:30, 4, 4:50, 7:10, 8, 10:20 Regal 18: Today: noon, 1, 3:05, 4:10, 7, 7:30, 10:05 Terrace: Today: 11, 1:45, 4:30, 7:25, 9:50 Fri and SunMon: 11, 1:45, 4:25, 7:20, 9:45 Sat: 11, 1:45, 4:25, 7:20 TueThurs, Jan. 5: 1:45, 4:25, 7:20, 9:45


Based on a true story, the film tells the story of a man who purchases an old zoo in England and struggles to rebuild it.

Cinebarre: Today: 10, 12:45, 3:45, 7:25, 10:15 Citadel: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 12:50, 3:50, 7, 9:50 Hwy. 21: Today: 8 Northwoods: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 12:20, 3:40, 7, 9:45 Palmetto Grande: Today: 12:50, 4:20, 7:20, 10:10 Regal 18: Today: 12:40, 3:35, 7:35, 10:15 Terrace: Today-Fri and Sun-Mon: 11:20, 1:55, 4:15, 7, 9:20 Sat: 11:20, 1:55, 4:15, 7


A writer returns to her hometown to try to rekindle a relationship with an ex-boyfriend.

Citadel: Today-Thurs, Jan. 5: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30

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

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Red Drum Restaurant and Next Door are offering three dining options for New Year’s Eve. At Red Drum, chef Ben Berryhill will be bringing in special gourmet ingredients and adding a festive touch to his popular a la carte menu. Next door at Next Door, guests can enjoy a five-course prix-fixe menu. There also will be a vegetarian menu option for those interested. Guests at both restaurants can purchase a wristband for $11 to receive “Bottomless Bubbles” and are invited to float between the two restaurants during the evening. To end the celebration with a bang, Berryhill will continue a tradition he started years ago: a fireworks show at midnight. For those guests wanting to come after 11 p.m. to enjoy cocktails and fireworks, there will be a lighter menu available. New Year’s Day guests are invited to continue the celebration by wearing their wristbands to brunch at Red Drum, where the bubbles will keep coming. Red Drum is at 803 Coleman Blvd. and Next Door at 819 Coleman Blvd. in Mount Pleasant. For information about Next Door, call 881-8817 or go to www. For information about Red Drum, call 849-0313 or go to www.

Chef shift at Oscar’s

Oscar’s Restaurant, an institution for Summerville residents, has welcomed chef Britton Good, a Chicago native and chef at Montana’s Big Sky Resort, to its kitchen. Joining Good is Sean Wren, who recently served as executive chef at Cork Neighborhood Bistro. Oscar’s of Summerville also is serving a new Sunday brunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For information, call 871-3800 or go to www.oscarsof Oscar’s is at 207 W. 5th North St.

Seafood dinner

The Boathouse Restaurant at Breach Inlet will host the 2012 Sustainable Seafood Initiative Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9. Chef Charles Arena has put together a six-course menu paired with Simi wines. The dinner is $55 per person (not including tax and gratuity), and 10 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the S.C. Aquarium to support the Sustainable Seafood Initiative. To make a reservation, call 886-8000. The Boathouse Restaurant is at 101 Palm Blvd. on the Isle of Palms.

Slow Food potluck

Slow Food Charleston will hold its annual membership meeting and potluck 2012 spirited year 5-8 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Glass Blossom Restaurant is Onion, 1219 Savannah spreading good cheer with Highway. special prices on wine. BeAdmission is free and is ginning Monday, Blossom open to all members and will offer select bottles of those interested in becomwine for $20.12 in celebraing members. Staff will be tion of the new year. on hand for those wishing to In addition, chef Adam sign up that evening. Close will unveil his This event is BYOB, and Charleston Restaurant Week guests are asked to bring a menu. During the week of dish to share. Jan. 12-22, guests may feast Go to www.slowfood on a special $30,

Thirty years’ reign

Downtown restaurant 82 Queen will mark its 30th year in business in 2012. To commemorate this milestone, a weeklong celebration is planned Feb. 611. The week will include special food and drink menus, champagne toasts, the revival of 82 Queen’s raw oyster bar and the announcement of a new venture from the 82 Queen family. Go to or find it on Facebook.

Roll back to 1978

Jan. 2-10, Poogan’s Porch continues the popular tradition of offering its annual rollback menu, featuring the restaurant’s 1978 dinner menu prices. These prices are available only during dinner service. Poogan’s Porch is at 72 Queen St. Call 577-2337 or go to www.poogansporch. com.

REV Foods’ venture

The Royal American bar, a venture of REV Foods, has opened at 970 Morrison Drive. Hours are 5 p.m.2 a.m. daily. On the menu: beer, chili, burgers made with beef or meat-free. Call 817-6925 or find them on Facebook.


Poogan’s Porch is at 72 Queen St. downtown Charleston.

Porked over

The former Porky’s Barbeque at 271 Ashley Ave. is now Charleston Pizza Co. Porky’s owner Brian Wolter will offer pizza, wings and cheesesteaks at his new venture. Call 937-7427.

Follies on Folly

Blu Restaurant and Bar is offering a New Year’s Eve breakfast 7-11 a.m., New Year’s Eve Celebration complete with an open bar and buffet and fireworks for $90 at 8 p.m.-1 a.m. and a Polar Bear After Party for $20.12 at 1-7 p.m. Sunday. Blu is at 1 Center St., Folly Beach. Go to or call 588-6658. R57-657650

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Bull Street steps it up on King Street BY ROB YOUNG

bit more stylish, constructed

If you go


Deluca or Caviar & Bananas. Opened in August, an exposed ceiling and ceramic tile flooring set the surroundings. Several gleaming metal racks hold a bounty of wine, beer, chips, coffees and other gourmet goods. The location even offers dinner specials such as filet with bleu cheese crumbles or seared scallops. Behind the counter, Bull Street on King Street throws down an impressive selection of breakfast bagels, omelets, croissants and breads (we’re looking at you, Croque Madame); soups and salads; and, of course, sandwiches delivered on Normandy Farm breads. The top of our list? The Banh Mi ($9), the hearty Vietnamese offering stretched out with pate, ham and a tangy sriracha aioli on a crunchy baguette.

WHAT: Bull Street Gourmet & Market WHERE: 120 King St. and 60 Bull St., Charleston HOURS: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, King Street; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. MondaySaturday, Bull Street MORE INFO: 722-6464, King Street; 720-8992, Bull Street

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The Banh Mi from Bull Street Gourmet & Market on King Street.

ne might be tempted to refer to the Bull Street Gourmet & Market’s new residence on King Street as an upgrade. Situated near Broad Street beside the men’s clothier Berlins, the establishment is more considerable and polished than the original restaurant. But somehow that seems unfair, like it’s a knock against the first Bull Street, which still makes its home in the historic Harleston Village of downtown Charleston. There, the corner store provides a reliable sandwich or few, as well as meats, cheeses and seasonal produce in a simple setting. Stop in and grab a meal to go or sit for a cup of coffee outdoors. The one on King Street is a

Additionally, the Hot Italian ($9), pastrami Reuben ($9), smoked salmon BLT ($9) and smoked duck club ($10) — duck confit, smoked duck ham (that’s not a misprint) and smoked gouda — come recommended. Like the market itself, the sandwiches are worth trying if you haven’t done so already.

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The Macintosh

His mentors radiate through his disciplined, reliable kitchen. Shades of Thomas Keller: a studied staff, intent on preparahe Macintosh restions, making eye contact taurant opened in with each other as they September on upper prepare dishes that stradKing Street. It could be in dle both simplicity and TriBeCa, SoHo or Kendall complexity. Square in Boston, but this Rabbit ($12), gently Indigo Road restaurant braised, finds a warren group property is part of a of soft “Mac” potatoes wonderful upstairs/downstairs fleet that couples The done Aligot fashion with cheese, surrounded by Cocktail Club on the secpeeled cherry tomatoes ond floor and The Macinand chips of ricotta salata. tosh on the ground floor. It is a simple dish yet the Walk inside and you are attention to pristine leaves on the simultaneous traof flat-leaf parsley and a jectory of the hip and the culinary “ruffle” of celery homespun. leaves make the simple Steve Palmer, managcomplex. ing partner of The Indigo Truffle frites ($5) are Road, parlays a design served to a neighboring mold of sensible sophistable: The aroma of truffle tication tailored to the refined renovation of Holy drifts, fresh with an earthy seduction of umami. City properties. Gnudi ($14) are served Let your eyes rest on The Macintosh’s exposed brick with a ragout of foraged walls colored by their years mushrooms: hen of the woods, shiitake and oyster. of service. The dish is rustic, restoring. Glance down to the It speaks to the season. Its reclaimed flooring, surfaces worn by passages un- clarity is the idiom of the known, now cushioning the chef. young, the tired, the thirsty, Shades of Momofuku (NYC, David Chang) can the well-heeled and highbe found in the hot and heeled. Belly up to table tops fea- sour pork belly soup ($9); a turing “rescue doors” from Southern ramen celebrating rice grits. the 19th century. His classic training shines Observe the shadows in such dishes as grouper cast by caged pendant brandade ($8) with a lick of lights. Sink into the soft comfort Alabama white barbecue sauce; he uses gastrique like of banquettes cushioned a pepper mill. for pleasure and embrace But this chef of the South the smart progeny of Palmer and his partner and provides a culinary tithe to sunchokes, Ragged Jack executive chef Jeremiah collards, pickling vegetables Bacon, whose ascendant and fruits, sweet potatoes, star I recognized first at field peas and pecans. Carolina’s. His food roots are rememIn this small restaurant bered and celebrated with that takes its name from an alley that loosely mean- calibrated technique. Like chef Ken Vedrinski dered through the neighof Trattoria Lucca, Bacon borhood, Bacon shines.

King Street restaurant marries modern, local

BY DEIDRE SCHIPANI Special to The Post and Courier



The Macintosh restaurant is at 479-B King St. honors deckle ($29), a beefy-meaty cap of fat and flavor that carnivores devour. Vegetarians will find a seasonal vegetable plate ($19) that respects meatless dining. This is a kitchen of focus and purpose. Bacon and his staff mine the new as well as the tried and true. The staff is very welltrained: attentive, deliberate and reliable ambassadors for the work of kitchen. Foods are served at the proper temperatures. Wines pair well with the menu. The imperfections are not to be found in the food. Jackson Holland’s beverage

menu of “Past,” “Present” and “Progressive” cocktails as well as the Mac Tap beer menu is conducive to refined relaxation. As edges are softened, voices become animated, and as the evening progresses, bar energy can affect the dining room. The lights also are dim, and when the guests are illuminating the menu with their smartphones, it is time to amp it up. But overall, The Macintosh marries the modernist technique with a seasonal larder of local food treasures and pleasures. Bacon has found his galaxy with The Indigo Road restaurant group, and the sun is The Macintosh.

The Macintosh CUISINE: Modern American South CATEGORY: Neighborhood Favorite LOCATION: 479-B King St. HOURS: Monday-Wednesday 5-10 p.m.; ThursdaySaturday 5 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sunday brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; dinner 5-10 p.m. Bar: daily at 5 p.m. FOOD: ★★★★ ATMOSPHERE: ★★★½ SERVICE: ★★★★ PRICE: $$$-$$$$ COSTS: Appetizers $8-$15; entrees $19-$29; burger $13; sides $5-7; Sunday brunch $10-$15 VEGETARIAN OPTIONS: Yes WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: Yes BAR: Full-service bar; Bacon Happy Hour MondayFriday 5-7 p.m. Drink specials and small plate pork dishes in bar area only. PARKING: Valet at O-Ku Sushi Restaurant, street parking and neighborhood garages. OTHER: Rear back patio. OpenTable, Facebook, www.

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I love it when a band rocks out in a style all its own with seemingly no outside influence. In making noise for noise’s sake, sometimes something beautiful emerges. Run Dan Run’s new CD is like that. By calling the local band’s music “noise,” I don’t mean to be insulting; quite the opposite, in fact. Other indie bands such as Ween and Pavement have made a good living playing their respective forms of melodic noise. By the way, Run Dan Run doesn’t sound like either of those acts, in case you were wondering. What’s that? You want something to which you can compare the band? Picture the pop melodies of Slow Runner coupled with the almost understated vocals of Jay Clifford and wrap the whole thing up in a rock sound that is aloof without being exclusionary, and you begin to get the idea. Songs such as “Box-Type Love” and “Anonymous Girl” seem to float in the ether, creating a wonderfully dreamy feeling while listening to them. Dan McCurry, Ash Hopkins and Nick Jenkins deserve high praise for following their own hearts and ears when deciding the sound of their band.



KEY TRACKS: “Box-Type Love,” “Anonymous Girl,” “Fresh Faces”

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I have a significant love/hate relationship with the show “Glee.” On the one hand, the show has made being in your school’s chorus or glee club far cooler that anyone could ever imagine. I expect that next someone will come up with a show that glorifies us geeks who were in the AV club in high school, and all those hours delivering VCRs to classrooms won’t have been in vain. Anyhow, while it does glorify choraleers, “Glee” also is way too self-aware. Much like “Ally McBeal” did in the ’90s, it knows it’s clever and runs with it. On Volume 7 of the popular “Glee: The Music” series, the covers naturally come fast and furious. We get tributes to everything from Tom Jones (“It’s Not Unusual”) to Katy Perry (“Last Friday Night”) and Van Halen (“Hot For Teacher”). While I’m sure these songs added to the story flow on the actual episodes in which they were performed, when compiled on a single CD, the effect is simply lost. Much like when Pat Boone covered the R&B hits of the day in the ’50s and ’60s, the “Glee” albums simply take the original hits and dilute them to varying degrees. Not exactly something to be gleeful about.




There have been many attempts by bands to write a song that properly conveys the feeling we Southern rock fans have about our music. Perhaps the best example would be Drive-By Truckers’ “Let There Be Rock,” which is brilliant in its simplicity. Well, there’s a local band that also can claim to have captured lightning in a bottle. Southwood, which consists of Mitch Wetherington, Henri Gates, Austin Campbell and Craig South, knock it out of the park with “Nashville,” which name checks the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tom Petty and Johnny Cash in a single verse. It’s ridiculously catchy and reminiscent of artists such as Kid Rock. Elsewhere on Southwood’s aptly titled four-song “The EP,” the songs are just as catchy, including the slower “Heart Don’t Lie,” the high-powered “Hey!” and a “stripped” version of “Long Way Down.” Listening to this CD, I’ll admit that Southwood caught my attention with “Nashville,” but kept it with the other three tunes. I eagerly await the band’s full-length album.


KEY TRACKS: “Nashville,” “Heart Don’t Lie,” “Long Way Down”

KEY TRACKS: “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” “Last Friday Night,” “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”

Let us entertain you.

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Charleston. Tickets are $40 and are available online at or at the Gaillard box office 9 a.m.5 p.m. Monday-Friday.




House, 1977 Maybank

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Souls. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available online at www. or at the door. Call In today’s music world, 571-4343 or go to www. there is a grievous, often insurmountable challenge to distinguish oneself. Almost every direction an artist sets off to explore is met with footprints old and new, and For the past 10 years, The the challenge can prove to SCREAM Tour has served be too frustrating for many as a launchpad for young hopeful music pioneers. artists in the hip-hop and But Asheville’s Toubab R&B community. Krewe has taken on that Artists such as Bow Wow, challenge and managed to Ne-Yo, T.I., Chris Brown, establish itself as one of the Trey Songz, T-Pain and Cipremier jam and world mu- ara have performed on the sic bands on the scene today. tour. And some of the inFormed in 2005, the quin- dustry’s biggest names have tet began making frequent made guest appearances, intrips to Mali, Guinea and cluding Jay-Z, Kanye West, the Ivory Coast to submerse Lil’ Wayne, Nelly and many itself in the music and culothers. ture of West Africa. Due to the success of this The band’s patchwork of year’s tour, The SCREAM West African and American Tour: The Next Generation music is so intricately woven has added more dates to its that the seams are barely run and will include a stop recognizable. in Charleston at the Gaillard Its attention to detail and Auditorium. authentic work has earned “The cities on this portion the band slots at Bonnaroo of the tour were personand Voodoo Fest, as well as ally handpicked for the an invitation to the John F. holidays,” creator Michael Kennedy Center for the Per- Mauldin said in a statement. forming Arts. “There were a lot of cities Toubab Krewe will perthat we didn’t get a chance form tonight at The Pour to go to. Fans all across the

Toubab Krewe


country wrote us, tweeted in and emailed us with their personal stories on why The SCREAM Tour had to come to their city. We heard the fans loud and clear.” The tour will feature

performances by Mindless Behavior, Diggy Simmons, Hamilton Park, The OMG Girlz and Jacob Latimore. The tour will make its stop Sunday at the Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St., in

EVO is serving the classic menu with all your favorites and featuring a special menu. Specials will include sous vide scallop pizza, burrata, housemade sausage appetizer and the world famous EVO local clam chowder! We will also be featuring specialty beers and wine! Every guest will receive a complimentary glass of bubbles and a Sweeteeth chocolate. Why go home after dinner? EVO and the rest of the Circle are teaming up with the Sheraton and will be offering a taxi ride any time before 1am and a king size room for only $79, add a champagne brunch on the first at the Sheraton for an extra $10.

Soldiers of Jah Army, more commonly known as SOJA, has become a leading American reggae group since its formation nearly 14 years ago. The quintet’s laid-back spirit and traditional reggae style are undeniably infectious and uplifting, leading to a devoted Miller following ranging from festival-goers and suburbanites to reggae purists. The band’s sixth and latest album, “Born in Babylon,” was released in 2009. The group is touring in anticipation of the January release

of its new album, “Strength to Survive.” SOJA will headline a performance Saturday at the Music Farm, 32 Ann St., in honor of a Nicole Miller. The Mount Pleasant woman died last year while attending the All Good Music Festival in West Virginia after a fellow concert-goer lost control of his truck and careened into the tent Miller shared with her two friends. SOJA was a performer at the festival where the incident took place. Saturday’s performance will feature the local group Fowler’s Mustache as well as Treehouse. A portion of the proceeds is being donated to the Nicole F. Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund at Trident Technical College. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 the day of the show and are available at the door or online at Call 577-6989 or visit www.

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For collective, giving feels good


s 2011 comes to a close, I love thinking about the meaning of the old Scottish song and poem “Auld Lang Syne.” It’s important to remember and rejoice in the people we’ve known and experiences we’ve had at the same time that we welcome the new. This year has been an interesting one, and the upcoming one certainly will have its own surprises. New Year’s is one of my favorite holidays. Not only is this a time of remembrance and hope, it also is a time when many people choose to make positive changes in their lives. Even though we don’t always stick to our resolutions, it’s nice to give it a good try. Who knows, maybe 2012 will be your year to quit smoking, start exercising, lose weight, get out of debt, spend more time with your family, give more to charity and pretty much become perfect.

Charitable giving

Web-based organization and gallery the Charleston


The Charleston Artist Collective sticks to its resolutions of giving to local charities. Artist Collective began donating 15 percent of monthly sales to local charities when it began in 2010. Over the past two years, the artists have donated a total of $20,000. Each month, as new paintings are unveiled online, the collective chooses a different nonprofit to support with the donations. There is a running tally on the website showing how much money

has been raised so that the artists and their patrons can feel great about helping others. It’s exciting that they’ve been able to help so many over the past two years with the artwork and donations. Here are some of the nonprofits helped so far: Carolina Youth Development Center, Carolina Studios, Lowcountry Orphan Relief, Yo Art Project, Operation

Home, Camp Happy Days, Lowcountry Open Land Trust, My Sister’s House and Share our Susie. “This is an idea the collective artists supported from Day One,” founder Allison Williamson said. “It’s really been rewarding for all of us to see the gifts mount up.” Not only is this great for nonprofits, it’s also been good for all those involved. Artists are selling work and

collectors can enjoy access to affordable art, with new pieces up each month. “The Charleston Artist Collective is designed to make the work of these artists available for viewing and purchase by a worldwide audience,” Williamson added. “We’ve attracted a wonderful group of collectors—some experienced, some new to collecting art. “The primary medium

is oil, and the paintings range in size from 5-by-7 to 11-by-14. The price range on these pieces is from $75 to $250. They are sold unframed. In addition to the monthly themed collections, there are Collective Shows that feature a wide variety of work,” Willliamson explained. Call 513-2893 or visit www.charlestonartist

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“A Failure to Communicate”

“Time Bomb”

Q&A with Dorothy Netherland :


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orothy Netherland paints ink onto panels of glass and then etches away the excess until all she has left is the outline of her painting. She then paints on the glass, transfers screen prints and ink drawings and makes a mark on her canvas with a Dremel tool. For the past nine years, Netherland has been pursuing her art form, which now takes place on up to three panes of glass at a time.

“Kitten and Cat”

WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS IS: Wisdom and optimism. WEBSITE: MY FAMILY SAYS I AM: Funny. And nice. And ... um ... creative, smart ... and brave. Yeah, that’s it. That’s just what they say, I bet you. IF I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW: I would have worried less about stupid things. BEST MISTAKE I EVER MADE: Working in restaurants for over 20 years. I met

“I’m finally at the point where, no matter what, I will keep on making my paintings,” she said. “It is in the act of making them that I really know who I am.” Netherland graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in art and this year was part of the HeArt Attack group art exhibit that took place at Eye Level Art. In 2012, Netherlands will celebrate being featured in the book “100 Southern Artists” by Ashley Rooney, as well as having been asked to join a new gallery, Matthew Campbell Studios in Greenville.

tons of great people, had a lot of fun. And later, when I finally decided to go to school, I was completely dedicated and worked really hard to learn everything I could about art. I don’t measure the timeline of my career or life against other people. I feel like I’m just getting started. I’M DAYDREAMING ABOUT: Being back in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany, where I just finished an international artist’s symposium. I worked

side by side with artists from all over the world. MY WORST FEAR IS: Oblivion. IF I COULD ASK THE PRESIDENT ONE THING, IT WOULD BE: Would he please buy one of my paintings? HERBIVORE OR CARNIVORE: Omnivore. TELEVISION IS: What it is. MY GOAL FOR THIS YEAR IS: To remember to write down some goals. And to learn to speak German.

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Chili and Cornbread Cook-off This annual event benefits Jaycee Camp Hope, a residential summer camp for kids and adults with mental disabilities. Interested in participating to see if your recipe makes the cut in this New Year’s Day contest? It’s $20, and you’ll get to try out the competition’s concoctions. More of an eater than a cooker? Tickets for you folks costs $5. The cook-off will begin at 2 p.m. at Local Market + Coffee Bar, 1331 Ashley River Road, and awards will be given in a variety of categories after everyone’s had their fill. Email Molly McMullen at


Nicole Miller (from left), Yen Ton and Rosie Doran on the way to the All Good Music Festival.

Nicole F. Miller Benefit Concert This special event has been set up to honor Nicole F. Miller, who died in an accident at a music festival in West Virginia, and raise funds for a memorial scholarship at Trident Technical College. One of her favorite bands, SOJA, will be headlining the event in her honor Friday at the Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Fowler’s Mustache and TreeHouse! also will be performing. The doors will open at 8 p.m. Tickets to the concert are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Check out Page 15 or go to


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As early camellia varieties spread color through the garden, join the daily walks through the gardens at 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 1:30 p.m. on Sundays. The walks, limited to groups of up to 25 people, are an added feature to Magnolia’s daily schedule until mid-March Call the ticket kiosk to make reservations.

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With three events wrapping up this weekend, you’re sure to see some standout players emerge from the high school scene. Piggly Wiggly Roundball Classic: This event features nine instate teams, among them Wando, Porter-Gaud, Pinewood and North Charleston, and numerous out-ofstate teams seeking the Roundball title. The event continues today and Friday at North Charleston High School, 1087 E. Montague Ave. For the schedule and information, go to Modie Risher Classic: This event features an eight-team field headed by Burke High School, the defending champs. The contest is held at Burke High, 244 President St., through Friday. Bojangles Carolina Invitational: This girls basketball competition features 16 teams from Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Teams competing for two divisional titles include Bishop England, Pinewood, Wando, Goose Creek and Berkeley. Bishop England, 363 Seven Farms Drive on Daniel Island, is hosting the girls through Friday.


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Ringing in the new year BY ALLISON NUGENT


t’s time again for us to bid farewell to another year and welcome a new one. Whatever you’re celebrating — be it that the year was good to you or you’re glad it’s finally over — there’s something for everyone, and every budget. Celebrate in style or go lowkey, the Lowcountry offers it all. Just remember to be safe out there. Goodbye, 2011. Hello, 2012!

For those wanting to go all out New Year’s Eve Gala WHERE: Woodlands Resort and Inn, 125 Parsons Road, Summerville WHEN: 6 p.m. or 9 p.m. seating DETAILS: This black-tie affair offers a five-course dinner and an after-party in the mansion that includes champagne, chocolates and sweets, a live band and a midnight firework display. PRICE: $180 for dinner and

the party; $99 for dinner only; $89 to attend the party only MORE INFO: Call 875-2600 or

11th annual Snyder Grand Ball WHERE: South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston WHEN: 8 p.m.-1 a.m. DETAILS: Quiana Parler & Friends will perform, while DJ Natty Heavy spins near

DETAILS: Plane Jane and the East Coast Party Band will entertain as guests enjoy a premium bar, food and light show. A champagne toast will happen at midnight, and attendees will get party favors as they leave. A portion of the Second annual Crystal proceeds will benefit MUSC Children’s Hospital. Ball Charleston PRICE: $110 WHERE: Omar Shrine Temple, MORE INFO: Go to www. 176 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant Please see EVENTS, Page 21E WHEN: 8 p.m. the Shark Tank. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be available and the bar will be open. PRICE: $125 MORE INFO: Call 763-2462 or go to

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A New Year’s Eve history lesson

Cocktail Club New Year’s Eve

As we get ready for the ball to drop Saturday night in Times Square in New York, here are some things you need to know about TV’s New Year’s Eve celebrations:

WHERE: The Cocktail Club, 479 King St., Charleston DETAILS: This event offers up an evening filled with craft cocktails, nibbles and music. PRICE: $100; members get a 10 percent discount MORE INFO: Call 724-9411 or go to

◗ The first New Year’s Eve special on TV was broadcast on

Dec. 31, 1941, on WNBT (now WNBC), consisting of entertainment from the Rainbow Room atop the RCA Building in Rockefeller Center.

◗ Before Dick Clark became synonymous with New Year’s

Eve, that honor went to bandleader Guy Lombardo. After many years on radio, he hosted New Year’s Eve shows from 1956 to 1976 on CBS from the Waldorf-Astoria. It was Lombardo and his Royal Canadians who made “Auld Lang Syne” into the New Year’s Eve song.

New Year’s Eve Party WHERE: Mad River Bar and Grille, 32 N. Market St. #B, Charleston WHEN: 8 p.m.-2 a.m. DETAILS: Enjoy an open topshelf bar, hand-passed hors d’oeuvres, a dinner buffet, a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight, party favors and a DJ spinning. And what’s a party without an ice luge? PRICE: $100 MORE INFO: Call 723-0032 or go to www.madriver

◗ In 1972, Clark came up with the idea of counterpro-

gramming the older-skewing Lombardo. He produced (but did not appear on) “Three Dog Night’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 1973” on NBC. The special also featured Blood, Sweat & Tears, Helen Reddy and Al Green and was pretaped from the Grand Ballroom of the Queen Mary, docked in Long Beach, Calif.

◗ Clark’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” debut on ABC was Dec.

31, 1974. Performers included the Beach Boys, Chicago and Olivia Newton-John. Ryan Seacrest, who has taken over hosting duties for Clark, was exactly 1 week old.

◗ “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” was pre-empted in 1999-2000

in favor of ABC’s 24-hour coverage of the worldwide celebrations of the new millennium. (Clark’s traditional balldropping countdown from Times Square was included in that coverage.)

New Year’s Eve Platinum Ball WHERE: Hippodrome Widescreen Cinema, 360 Concord St., Charleston WHEN: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. DETAILS: This event showcases local bands and DJs including DJ Cilo, DJ Matt A, The Brent Pace Band and more. A special guest will host and surprise performances are lined up. A midnight champagne toast will ring in the new year. Admission includes drinks and light appetizers. VIP include access to the Ciroc Lounge, premium drinks and appetizers. VIP tables include service for six guests with a choice of premium craft of liquor and mixers, a bottle of champagne, a hostesses, as well as a personal designated driver. The event benefits Youth Power Initiative and The RBI Baseball Program of Charleston. PRICE: $95; VIP tickets are $150; VIP tables are $1,000 MORE INFO: Call 4605686 or 259-1460, email

– Andy Edelstein, Newsday

d’oeuvres, a DJ, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. VIP includes a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne, a private cocktail server and an exclusive menu. PRICE: $80; VIP tickets are $100. MORE INFO: Call 737-0112 or go to FILE/STAFF

A girl twirls around the post holding up the Marion Square Christmas tree at the city’s “Happy New Year, Charleston!” celebration in 2009. or or go to

New Year’s Eve All-Inclusive Bash WHERE: Blu at Tides Folly Beach, 1 Center St., Folly

New Year’s Eve Bash

WHERE: Red’s Ice House and Lighthouse on the Creek, 98 and 100 Church St., Mount Beach or go to Pleasant WHEN: 8 p.m.-1 a.m. WHEN: 8 p.m. DETAILS: This event includes DETAILS: This party is triple Forget the Year New an open bar, buffet, DJ C Nile billed with Dave Landeo, Year’s Eve Party on the lower floor, Tru Sol Secrets and Homemade playing upstairs and a cham- WHERE: O-Ku, 463 King St., Wine. Along with the three pagne toast and fireworks at Charleston bands in two locations, WHEN: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. midnight. enjoy well drinks, beer, DETAILS: This event includes wine, a champagne toast, a PRICE: $90 an open bar, unlimited hors MORE INFO: Call 588-6464 barbeque dinner and party

favors. PRICE: $80 MORE INFO: Call 388-0003.

Mercury Bar Charleston New Year’s! WHERE: Mercury Bar, 547 King St., Charleston WHEN: 9 p.m. DETAILS: Hors d’oeuvres will be served, along with wine, house liquor and beer. A DJ will be spinning for the night. PRICE: $75; $100 for a VIP booth; $250 for a VIP booth and bottle service MORE INFO: Go to www.

NYE 2012 WHERE: Johnson’s Pub, 12 Cumberland St., Charleston

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A $10 wristband will be available for unlimited rides on most attractions (does not include train) at the carnival. Single tickets are $1; most rides cost around three tickets. MORE INFO: Call 795-4386 or go to

WHEN: 9:30 p.m. DETAILS: DJ Argento will be spinning audio and video, and DJ Sean Cronin will be joining in on the action. A top shelf open bar will be offered, along with a champagne toast at midnight. Along with the toast, there will be a balloon drop and party favors. PRICE: $60-$75 MORE INFO: Call 277-2961 or go to www.johnsonspub. com.

For those on a budget

2012 New Year’s Eve Party WHERE: Club Light, 213 East Bay St. #C, Charleston WHEN: Doors open at 8 p.m. DETAILS: DJ Mateo will be spinning Top 40 and remixes, but the feature event of the night is five balloon drops at midnight with $1,000 in cash and prizes. PRICE: Cover charge MORE INFO: Call 722-1311.


The Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park provided by Carnivalesque. A photo booth will be set up by Babe Rouge and there will be a champagne toast at midnight. PRICE: $20 in advance; $25 the day of MORE INFO: Call 577-5393 or go to

midnight. PRICE: $30 MORE INFO: Go to http:// unmasktheswag11.event

For those looking for a family-friendly venue

laser tag, train rides, jump castle and party favors. A fireworks show will begin at 10 p.m. PRICE: Free admission; regular menu pricing MORE INFO: Call 768-6001.

Noon Year’s Eve

WHERE: Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St., Charleston Kilpart Mascarade Ball WHERE: Plan B, 3025 AshWHEN: Noon Happy New Year, WHERE: Torch Velvet ley Town Center #201, West DETAILS: Get covered in Charleston! Lounge, 545 King St., Ashley confetti while watching the WHERE: Marion Square, at Charleston WHEN: 8 p.m. ball drop. Art projects will King and Calhoun streets, WHEN: 8 p.m.-2 a.m. DETAILS: Music will be prorun from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Charleston DETAILS: This masquerade- vided by DJ Vince D, and a PRICE: Free with museum WHEN: 4:30-10:30 p.m. themed event, put on by champagne toast will be admission ($7 per person) or Klipart and Torch, includes a held at midnight. VIP booths DETAILS: Presented by the CML membership. city of Charleston with supcomplimentary Mardi Gras and tables are available. MORE INFO: Call 853-8962 port from Charleston County, or go to www.explorecml. mask, bottle service, a cham- PRICE: $25 this nonalcoholic celebration org. pagne toast at midnight, MORE INFO: Go to www. of the arts includes comedy, limo service and VIP seating. African dancing, many forms VIP card holders have access Holiday Festival of of music, including classical, to an open bar for from 8-9 Unmask the Swag Lights Winter Carnival gospel and jazz, children’s p.m. WHERE: James Island Counactivities and much more. PRICE: $10 in advance, $20 at WHERE: Gold Bug Island ty Park, 871 Riverland Drive, Hall, 1560 Ben Sawyer Blvd., Food vendors will be on the door James Island Mount Pleasant hand. MORE INFO: Call 723-9333. WHEN: 5:30 p.m. WHEN: 8 p.m.-2 a.m.; the PRICE: Free DETAILS: In addition to all red carpet is rolled out from MORE INFO: Call 724-7305. Noche Vieha: New the Festival of Lights attrac8-9 p.m., the party starts at Year’s Eve Spanish tions, a jump castle, games, 9 p.m. New Year’s Family Masquerade rides, a carousel, a climbing DETAILS: This black-tie event WHERE: Barsa, 58 Line St., wall and children’s activities includes hors d’oeuvres and Celebration Charleston will be available. And a firean open bar that switches to WHERE: Night Heron Park, WHEN: 9 p.m. works show will top off the a cash bar at midnight. Music Kiawah Island WHEN: 5:30-10 p.m. DETAILS: Whiskey Diablo evening at 9 p.m. will be provided by DJ Boss DETAILS: This event includes PRICE: Admission to the will be performing, addiHogg and special guest DJs. an a la carte dinner menu, tional entertainment in the Festival of Lights is $12 for a A champagne toast and a form of burlesque will be vehicle with up to 15 people. moment of silence will mark live music from the VIP’s,

I.S.I.S. Ent New Year’s Eve Party

Roll in the New Year

WHERE: River Bowl & Bistro, 613 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant WHEN: 5-7 p.m. and 10 p.m.2 a.m. DETAILS: The first time slot offers two hours of bowling, a family-style buffet, arcade tokens and party favors for the children. The second Hockey game time slot offers a choice of WHERE: North Charleston two-hour bowling time, Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum one menu item and a chamDrive, North Charleston pagne toast for guests 21 WHEN: 6:05 p.m. and older. DETAILS: The South Carolina PRICE: $20 for adult; $15 for Stingrays will be playing the ages 12 and under. Florida Everblades, and the MORE INFO: Call 884-7735 NYE action comes after the or email ruthie@riverbowlgame with a countdown and balloon drop. PRICE: $13-$19 Lock in for MORE INFO: Call 529-5050 the New Year or go to www.stingrays WHERE: Mount Pleasant Martial Arts, 1135 Bowman Road #749B, Mount Family-friendly Pleasant New Year’s Eve WHEN: 5 p.m.-9 a.m. WHERE: Blackbeard’s Cove DETAILS: Open to ages 6 Family Fun Park, 3255 N to 17, this lock-in offers Highway 17, Mount parents the opportunity to Pleasant enjoy a night out and know WHEN: 4-8 p.m. the kiddos are safe and DETAILS: This event insound. cludes a 16-inch handPRICE: $40 tossed pizza with four founMORE INFO: Call 849-8985 tain drinks and two hours or go to www.mtpleasantof unlimited golf, go-karts, climbing wall, jump land and indoor playground. Teen New Year’s PRICE: $19.95 for a family of Eve Bash four “Mutiny Pass” WHERE: Ashley Cooper MORE INFO: Call 971-1223 Room at The Sanctuary, 1 or go to www. blackbeardSanctuary Beach Drive, awah Island WHEN: 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Teen party DETAILS: This party for ages WHERE: Blackbeard’s Cove 12 to 17 will include music, Family Fun Park, 3255 N games, snacks, crafts and Wii Highway 17, Mount competitions. Pleasant PRICE: $50 WHEN: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. MORE INFO: Call 768-6001. DETAILS: This event includes go-karts, golf, climbing wall, games and jump castles. Food provided will be two slices of pizza and unlimited fountain soda. DJ Jessie James will be spinning and Circa 1886 doing karaoke. WHERE: Wentworth ManPRICE: $20 MORE INFO: Call 971-1223 or sion, 149 Wentworth St., go to www. blackbeards

For those who want the focus to be the food

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Charleston WHEN: 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. seatings DETAILS: This five-course meal is served with a hefty glass of bubbly. PRICE: $100 MORE INFO: Call 853-7828.

Cru Cafe

WHERE: 18 Pinckney St., Charleston WHEN: 6:30 p.m. seating DETAILS: This meal includes three courses, a chef’s amuse and a dessert course, all with wine pairings PRICE: $55 MORE INFO: Call 534-2434.

Enoteca and Trattoria Lucca

WHERE: 18 Percy St. and 41-A Bogard St., respectively, Charleston WHEN: Regular business hours DETAILS: Have a Prosecco toast at Enoteca, then head to Trattoria Lucca for an a la carte menu or a five-course meal. PRICE: $68 for the fivecourse dinner MORE INFO: Call 973-3323 or go to http://lucca

The Glass Onion

toast and live music. PRICE: $100 per person; $130 per person with wine MORE INFO: Call 768-6253.

The Macintosh WHERE: 479-B King St.. Charleston WHEN: 5 p.m.-2 a.m. DETAILS: A regular menu with a few specials will be offered, and a champagne toast will happen at midnight. PRICE: Regular menu pricing MORE INFO: Call 789-4299 or go to

Morgan Creek Grill WHERE: 80 41st Ave., Isle of Palms WHEN: 5 p.m.-1 a.m. DETAILS: Dinner service will begin at 5 p.m. and includes the regular menu and a few chef specialties. Live music by Jeff Liberty will begin at 10 p.m. There will be a complimentary coffee and cordial bar and a champagne toast at midnight. PRICE: Regular menu pricing MORE INFO: Call 886-8980 or

Oak Steakhouse

WHERE: 17 Broad St., WHERE: 1219 Savannah Charleston Highway, West Ashley WHEN: Dinner reservations WHEN: 6-10 p.m. up to 11 p.m. DETAILS: The restaurant will DETAILS: A regular menu be open for reservations only with a few special features for the four-course menu, will be offered, plus a midwhich will have the option of night champagne toast. wine pairings. Live jazz will PRICE: Regular menu be performed throughout pricing the evening. MORE INFO: Call 722-4220 PRICE: $40 for four-course or go to www.oaksteakdinner; $20 for wine or ings MORE INFO: Call 225-1717 or go to ilovetheglassonion. Ocean Room com. WHERE: 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island Jasmine Porch WHEN: 6-10 p.m. WHERE: 1 Sanctuary Beach DETAILS: This celebration Drive, Kiawah Island starts off with champagne WHEN: 5:30-10 p.m. and hors d’oeuvres, then DETAILS: This event features moves on to a five-course a regionally inspired fourmenu. Live music will be course meal, a champagne played throughout the eve-

ning. PRICE: $140 per person; $190 per person with wine pairings MORE INFO: Call 768-6253.

Social Wine Bar

WHEN: 4 p.m. DETAILS: This four-course meal includes a glass of champagne, wine or a mixed drink. PRICE: $20.12 MORE INFO: Call 388-9992.

For those with music in mind

WHERE: 188 East Bay St., Charleston WHEN: Regular business hours DETAILS: Enjoy a threecourse menu by chef Jesse Sutton with an optional wine pairing. The bar area will be open to revelers. PRICE: $40; wine pairing is $25 MORE INFO: Call 577-5665 FILE/STAFF or go to www.socialwinebar. Local musician Smoky com.

Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar WHERE: Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King St., Charleston WHEN: Seating between 5 and 10 p.m. DETAILS: This festive fourcourse dinner includes a glass of champagne and party favors. Entertainment will be provided by jazz pianist Bill Howland. PRICE: $55 per person MORE INFO: Call 724-8888.

Tristan WHERE: 10 Linguard St., Charleston WHEN: First seating begins at 6:30 p.m., with additional seatings at 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. DETAILS: Chef Whiting’s New Year’s Eve Tasting Menu features favorites and one-night-only dishes. The first seating will have three courses, the additional seatings will have four. Live music will be filling the restaurant from 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m., and a glass of champagne will be provided for a midnight toast. PRICE: $65 per person for three courses; $85 per person for four MORE INFO: 534-2155

Zeus Grill and Seafood WHERE: 725 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant

Weiner will be among the performers at Bowens Island Restaurant and dock

Jazz and Blues New Year’s Eve WHERE: Bowen’s Island Restaurant and dock, 1870 Bowen’s Island Road, Charleston WHEN: 8 p.m.; dinner and oysters served until 9:30 p.m. DETAILS: A night of entertainment that includes the likes of Smoky Weiner and the Hot Links, the H.U.E. jazz ensemble, Bill Aycock, John and Anne Oden, Gino Castillo, Duda Lucena, John Picard. PRICE: $15 per person; cash bar MORE INFO: Call Andy at 300-5411.

Rockin’ Blue Year’s Eve WHERE: Southern Seasons Grill, 214 N. Cedar St., Summerville WHEN: 5 p.m.-2 a.m. DETAILS: The Cotton Blue Band will take the stage at 8 p.m. A munchie buffet will be offered until 11 p.m. Door prizes will be given away and a champagne toast will happen at midnight. PRICE: No cover charge MORE INFO: Call 771-4801 or

Diamondback WHERE: Moonshine Saloon,

216 Myers Road, Summerville. WHEN: 9:30 p.m. DETAILS: The band Diamondback will perform. PRICE: Regular menu prices MORE INFO: Go to

Lewis, Gregory and Wiltrout WHERE: Mercato, 102 N. Market St., Charleston WHEN: 5:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. DETAILS: The evening kicks off with solo keyboardist Gerald Gregory. He’ll later be joined by saxophonist Robert Lewis and drummer Ron Wiltrout to cover a spectrum of various acoustical melodies, including several original works. A five-course dinner will be served. PRICE: $75 MORE INFO: Call 722-6393 or go to www.mercato

The Movement WHERE: The Music Farm, 32 Ann St., Charleston WHEN: Doors open at 8 p.m. DETAILS: The Movement will be releasing its album “One More Night.” Long Miles and Three Legged Fox will provide additional entertainment. PRICE: $15 in advance; $20 at the door MORE INFO: Go to www.

The Piedmont Boys WHERE: The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms WHEN: Doors open at 8 p.m. DETAILS: The Piedmont Boys will play, along with Guilt Ridden Troubador. PRICE: $12 in advance; $15 the day of the show MORE INFO: Call 886-8596 or go to www.the-wind

Sol Driven Train WHERE: The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway, Charleston WHEN: Doors open at 9 p.m. DETAILS: Sol Driven Train

will perform, along with James Justin and Co. PRICE: $15 MORE INFO: Call 571-4343 or go to

Steve Carroll and the Bograts WHERE: Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub, 160 Church St., Charleston WHEN: Band goes on at 9 p.m. DETAILS: The group will perform Irish sing-alongs and pub songs. PRICE: Regular menu pricing MORE INFO: Go to www.

For those who can’t celebrate on Saturday, or those who want to do it more than once Naughty New Year WHERE: Music Farm, 32 Ann St., Charleston WHEN: 8 p.m. Jan. 7 DETAILS: The Dance FX Strip Aerobics Performance Ensemble, aka The Modern Day Pin-Ups, make its debut at the Music Farm with a performance that includes special musical guests as well as Dance FX performance companies Slowjamz and the Charleston Dance Project. PRICE: $10-$25 MORE INFO: Call 637-4722 or

Bartender’s Bash WHERE: Music Farm, 32 Ann St., Charleston WHEN: 9:45 p.m.-2 a.m. Jan. 10 DETAILS: This event, designed specifically for the F&B industry, will include a top shelf bar, eight DJs, a dinner buffet, an ice luge, party favors and a $2,012 midnight balloon drop. PRICE: $60 MORE INFO: Go to www.

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Take the Plunge Would-be polar bears start new year with a chilly dip FILE/STAFF PHOTOS

Thousands of people, many in costume, turned out last Jan. 1 for the Polar Bear Plunge on Sullivan’s Island. leavy’s Pub Polar Bear Plunge on Sullivan’s Island, doubles as a benefit for the Special Olympics. Thanks in part to the udging by our warm, mild weather advent of online giving websites, donathis December, we Charlestonians tions have grown exponentially in recent have little to complain about when it years. comes to the cold. “We far exceeded our goal last year, raisTake Seward, Alaska, for example. That ing over $47,000,” said Dunleavy’s Pub town’s annual Polar Bear Jump finds co-owner Jamie Maher, adding that the participants diving into frigid Resurrectarget this year is $50,000. tion Bay with air temperatures often well He attributes last year’s turnout of below freezing. nearly 6,000 people (half of whom took In the Lowcountry, the Atlantic is usuthe plunge) to the temperature hitting an ally hovering around 50 degrees on New unseasonal 70 degrees. Year’s Day, when thousands of revelers The 2012 plunge (and the 18th annual) stretch the previous night’s festivities into also is notable for marking the first day of the following morning with a frenzied Dunleavy’s 20th year in business. tear into the surf. “The first actual swim was 18 years “Ice swimming” has therapeutic roots ago,” Maher explains. “It was just a lark. dating back centuries, stemming from (Co-owner Bill Dunleavy) and a couple the invigorating jolt that comes with the of guys basically dared each other to see shock of near-freezing water on the body. who would jump in the ocean.)” Alternatively, it’s one heck of a hangover At the plunge, the Dunleavy clan is cure. easy to spot, donning white tuxedos Charleston’s marquee event, the Dunwith green bow ties and cummerbunds.

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(Maher said the rental company has never complained about damage from saltwater.) Most participants wear some type of costume, from super heroes to bearded ladies.

For charity

Mount Pleasant couple Jill Kwasny and Russell Clarke first took the plunge in 2009, raising $190. Before moving to South Carolina, Kwasny volunteered at the Special Olympics in her home state of Wisconsin, becoming involved because of a family friend with Down syndrome. Three years ago, she was at Dunleavy’s eating wings when she noticed a banner for the upcoming event. She and Clarke committed to the icy dip on the spot. “We were going to end up doing it anyways, so we might as well make it for a good cause,” Kwasny said.

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For last year’s plunge, their third, the couple raised $1,210. At press time, they were more than halfway to a 2012 goal of $2,000, via online donations at their www.first page. “Eating wings leads to good things,” said Clarke, whose mask, cape and bikini costume landed a photograph of him in The Post and Courier’s pages after last year’s event. Of course, setting up a donation page and acquiring sponsors isn’t required to participate in the plunge. There’s no formal registration or entry fee, and the bulk of the money raised comes in on-the-spot donations at the Special Olympics booth at the event. Dunleavy’s also accepts donations for the nonprofit throughout January. Maher emphasizes that showing up early is key, since finding parking can require a hike to the beach or the pub. “We’re in the water at 1 p.m. prompt,” he said, adding that Dunleavy’s opens at 10 a.m. for folks wanting to get food, drinks or just gather and get in the mood. “You can’t show up at quarter-toone and expect to get down there.” Don’t bring dogs, Maher said, and be mindful of small children. All ages are welcome, but he suggests that families position themselves on the side of the crowd rather than in front. Once the word to “Go!” is given, it’s a freefor-all heading into the water.


An estimated 5,000 people come on often chilly days each year for Dunleavy’s Pub Polar Bear Plunge.

Folly’s plunge

Across a few bridges on Folly Beach, what started as a smaller alternative six years ago has grown into its own full-fledged affair. Last year, the Snapper Jack’s Polar Bear Plunge attracted more than 2,000 participants and onlookers, founder Mike Kirages said. “We couldn’t even say the ‘threetwo-one-go,’ ” he said about last year’s throng of plungers. The Snapper Jack’s event historically has been a benefit and food drive, but this year a corporate sponsor couldn’t be found to donate T-shirts and towels. Kirages Please see PLUNGE, Page 26E

At Folly Beach, it was a frigid, fun time.


Russell Clarke


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It’s like Mardi Gras on the beach at the annual Polar Bear Plunge. PLUNGE From Page 25E

Wonder Woman Rachel Kohl dashes past other revelers.

explains that the 2012 plunge won’t require registration and isn’t tied into any charity. “This event is more of a soul cleansing than a moneymaker,” he explains. “I’m interested in having fun — no stress.” Snapper Jack’s will have $4 bowls of Hoppin’ John and $3 Yuengling tall boys to help celebrate, with the bar opening at 10 a.m. Because of the 2 p.m. high tide this year, the plunge will occur at noon.

It’d be tough, but it’s not unthinkable for a dedicated diver to make the plunge on Folly, then high tail it to Sullivan’s just in time to dive in again. Alternatively (especially if you’ve got a handful of sponsors backing your chilly venture), just make multiple dives at one or the other. “We always do the double dip,” laughs repeat plunger Kwasny. “We go in and go under, run about halfway up the beach, and then run back in once more for good John Rice of Mount Pleasant had a patriotic attitude about the plunge. luck.”

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Today Ann Caldwell with LooseFitt

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

Live Music at Juanita’s

WHAT: Live music at Juanita’s in Mount Pleasant by Graham Whorley every Thursday from 6-9 p.m. WHEN: 6-9 p.m. Dec. 29, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26 WHERE: Juanita Greenberg’s, 410 W. Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant

Keith Bruce

WHAT: An acoustic singer/ guitarist. WHEN: 6-9 p.m. WHERE: Oscar’s Restaurant, 207 W. 5th North St., Summerville MORE INFO: 871-3800 or http://

Larry Ford and Co.

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

Elise Testone

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

Abe White

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

Lee Barbour and Vikki Matsis

WHAT: Join Lee Barbour and Vikki Matsis for an evening of vocal harmonies, guitar pedal loops and improvisation. WHEN: 7-10 p.m. Dec. 29, Jan. 5 WHERE: Fish, 442 King St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 722-3474 or http://fishrestaurantcharleston. com

Line Dancing Lessons

WHAT: Learn a new move or show off your skills. WHEN: 7 p.m. Dec. 29 WHERE: Moonshine Saloon, 216 Myers Road, Summerville PRICE: $4 MORE INFO: 843-871-3340 or

Quentin Baxter Ensemble

WHAT: A jazz ensemble led by percussionist/composer/arranger/pro-

ducer Quentin Baxter. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Charleston Grill, 224 King St. PRICE: Free

Steve Carroll and The Bograts

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


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

Friday David Patterson Ensemble

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

Bill Howland

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

Anthony Owens

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

Tristina Miller

WHAT: Singing alto Tristina Miller traveled extensively with a female quartet called the Soundwaves. Her inspiration comes from artists such as Colbie Callait, The Band Perry, Jewel, Ellie Goulding and Adele. Her music comes from life experience and all that it has taught her. WHEN: 6-9 p.m. Dec. 30 WHERE: Single Smile Cafe, N. Main St., Summerville PRICE: Free


WHAT: Five vocalists and three multi-instrumentalists play funk tunes from different eras. WHERE: Wild Wing Cafe, 7618 Rivers Ave.

Brad Surovec

WHAT: Great food and music.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Dec. 30 WHERE: Med Bistro, 90 Folly Road, West Ashley

James Slater Trio

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

Hot Jazz Music and Dancing

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

Steve Carroll and The Bograts

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

Never Tha Less

WHAT: Never Tha Less playing Friday night and Saturday night (New Year’s Eve). New Year’s Eve, cover charge of $50, includes champagne at midnight, party favors and breakfast after midnight. WHEN: 9:30 p.m. Dec. 30 and 31 WHERE: The Strike Zone at Dorchester Lanes, 10015 Dorchester Road.

Saturday Lewis, Wiltrout and Gregory

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

Frank Duvall

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

Red’s New Year’s Eve Bash

WHAT: Reds Ice House on Shem Creek will be having its famous all-inclusive New Year’s Eve Bash to

ring in 2012. This year, Red’s is taking over the Lighthouse next door for a night full of live music and partying. Dave Landeo, Homemade Wine and The Secrets will be playing all night long, and admission gets you house liquor, domestic beer, wine, party favors and a buffet from four bars throughout the buildings. WHEN: 7 p.m. Dec. 31 WHERE: Red’s Ice House, 98 Church St., Mount Pleasant PRICE: $80, all inclusive MORE INFO: 388-0003 or http://

Jazz and Blues New Year’s Eve

WHAT: Featuring Smoky Weiner and the Hot Links and the H.U.E. jazz ensemble, Bill Aycock, John and Anne Oden, Gino Castillo, Duda Lucena, John Picard and more. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Bowen’s Island Restaurant, 1868 Bowen’s Island Road. PRICE: $15

Cotton Blue

WHAT: New Year’s Eve Party. WHEN: 8 p.m. Dec. 31 WHERE: Southern Seasons Grill, 214 N. Cedar St., Summerville

Tommy Ford Band

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

New Year’s Eve Spanish Masquerade

WHAT: Good Ol Boy Productions presents Noche Vieha: New Year’s Eve Spanish Masquerade at Barsa. Live music with Whiskey Diablo. Burlesque by Carnivalesque. Photo booth by Babe Rouge. Champagne toast at midnight. Sponsored by Cathead Vodka. WHEN: 9 p.m. Dec. 31 WHERE: Barsa Tapas, Lounge, 58 Line St. PRICE: $20 Advance, $25 day of MORE INFO: 577-5393 or http://


WHAT: Celebrate New Year’s in style with Moonshine Saloon and Diamondback. WHEN: 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31 WHERE: Moonshine Saloon, 216 Myers Road, Summerville

NYE Party

WHAT: A night of fun and music on New Year’s Eve. Karaoke and Open Mike. $10 for champagne and shots and midnight. WHEN: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31 WHERE: Chucktown Tavern, 159

Market St. PRICE: $10 MORE INFO: 637-3681 or http://

Jeff Liberty Band New Year’s Eve Party

WHAT: Jeff Liberty brings in the new year at Morgan Creek Grill. Rock, blues and everything in between. WHEN: 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31 WHERE: Morgan Creek Grill, 80 41st Ave., Isle of Palms

Sunday Dori Chitayat

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

New South Jazzmen

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

Jordan Gravel

WHAT: Classics performed by a solo jazz keyboardist. WHEN: 6-9 p.m. WHERE: Mercato, 102 N. Market St. PRICE: Free

Bob Williams Duo

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

Jefferson Coker

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

Fried Rainbow Trout

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


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

Monday Margaret Coleman and Wayne Dawes

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

Leah Suarez Trio

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

Quentin Baxter Ensemble

WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Charleston Grill, 224 King St. PRICE: Free


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

David Landeo

WHAT: Acoustic/electric rock WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Red’s Ice House, 98 Church St. PRICE: Free

Tuesday James Slater Trio

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

Frank Duvall Trio

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

Open Mike Night

WHAT: Every Tuesday is Open Mike Night. Bring your musical instrument and showcase your talent. Piano, amp, mike and speakers available. WHEN: 6-9 p.m. WHERE: Single Smile Cafe, N Main St., Summerville PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 875-7745

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Matzah Ball The tag line of the Young Adult Division of the Charleston Jewish Federation event was: “If you don’t have a tree, you don’t have an excuse.” The group hosted it’s fifth annual Christmas Eve party at Molly Darcy’s Irish Pub. PHOTOS BY MARIE RODRIGUEZ

Jeff McElray (from left), Kyli Sullivan, Phillip Lucier and Joseph Beker

Sarah Roshfeld and Greg Barabel Lauren Rovick (left) and Jana Yampolsky

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MORE INFO: 826-2193 or http://

Jim and Whitt Algar


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

Fire and Ice Karaoke

WHAT: Wet Willie’s Karaoke with DJ Wild Bill every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. WHEN: 9 p.m. Tuesdays WHERE: Wet Willies, 209 East Bay St. PRICE: Free

Rachael Beloff (from left), Natanya Miller and Alex Rosen

Ann Caldwell Trio

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

The Pulse Trio

WHAT: Acoustic jazz standards and popular tunes.

WHEN: 6-10 p.m. WHERE: Mercato, 102 N. Market St. PRICE: Free

sica Daisi. Acoustic/folk/rock. WHERE: Juanita Greenberg’s, 439 King St.

Dave Landeo

Lowcountry Blues Club

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

Keith Bruce

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

Jordan Igoe

WHAT: With Aaron Firetag and Jes-

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

Ted McKee & Friends

WHAT: Enjoy live music every Wednesday with Ted McKee & Friends.

WHEN: 7-10 p.m. Dec. 28, Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1 WHERE: D.D. Peckers Wing Shack, 1660 Savannah Highway. PRICE: Free

Hump Day Blues

WHAT: Every Wednesday, live blues music will be hosted by Shrimp City Slim. Each week different blues musicians will play live. WHEN: 7 p.m. Dec. 28, Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25 WHERE: Southern Seasons Grill, 214 N. Cedar St., Summerville PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 771-4801 or http://

New South Jazzmen

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

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

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Members of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (above) will be performing Jan. 7 with featured soprano María Antunez and tenor Martin Nusspaumer.


City Gallery Exhibit

WHAT: Melissa Walker presents abstract acrylic and collage paintings incorporating nautical charts and silhouettes in her exhibit “Course Corrections.” John Humphries presents “Drawn From Nothing,” featuring sculptural design drawings bridging the gap between painting and architectural form. WHEN: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 29, 30 WHERE: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive PRICE: Free admission and free parking MORE INFO: 740-5854 or http://

Women in Art

WHAT: Beginning with Henrietta Johnston, the first female professional artist in America, and continuing to the present, “Breaking Down Barriers” examines the challenges faced by women artists over the past 300 years. Drawn from the museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition highlights a number of extraordinary women working in a variety of media and artistic styles. WHEN: On view through Jan. 8 WHERE: Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. PRICE: Museum admission is $9 for adults; $7 for seniors, students and military; $5 for children 6-12; free for members and children under 6 MORE INFO: 722-2706 or www.

Masters of photography

WHAT: This exhibition features 20th-century masters of photography selected from the Gibbes permanent collection and local pri-

vate collections, including works by Alfred Stieglitz, Margaret BourkeWhite, Dorothea Lang, Alfred Eisenstaedt and more. WHEN: On view through Jan. 8 WHERE: Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. PRICE: Museum admission is $9 for Adults; $7 for seniors, students and military; $5 for children 6-12. Free for members and children under 6. MORE INFO: 722-2706 or www.

Festival of Lights

WHAT: Light up your holidays with more than 2 million gleaming lights. WHEN: Opens at 5:30 p.m. through Jan. 1 WHERE: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive PRICE: $12 MORE INFO: 795-4386 or http://

Friday Sound of Charleston

WHAT: Experience music of Charleston’s past, from gospel to Gershwin, Civil War and light classics. WHEN: 7 p.m. Dec. 30 WHERE: Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St. PRICE: Adults $28, seniors $25, students $16, children 12 and under free MORE INFO: 270-4903 or www.

Sunday Chili and Cornbread

WHAT: Chili and cornbread tasting will be followed by the official judging in the cook-off. Admission includes one raffle ticket and tastings of chili and cornbread from all of the

competitors. All proceeds will benefit Jaycee Camp Hope, a residential summer camp for kids and adults with mental disabilities. WHEN: 2-5 p.m. Jan. 1 WHERE: Local Market+Coffee Bar, 1331 Ashley River Road PRICE: $5; registration is $20 for all competitors. MORE INFO: Email Molly McMullen at

Tuesday Lori Starnes Isom

WHAT: The city of North Charleston’s 2011-12 artist in residence, Lori Starnes Isom, will present realist portraits in various mediums in her exhibit “Personal Possessions: Portraits of Me, My Family and My Dog.” The public is invited to attend a free reception hosted by the artist 5-7 p.m. Jan. 5. WHEN: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Jan. 3-31 WHERE: North Charleston City Gallery (within Charleston Area Convention Center), 5001 Coliseum Drive PRICE: Free admission and free parking MORE INFO: 740-5854 or http://

Sunday, Jan. 8 Rafter’s Final Trot

WHAT: Walk your dog through Magnolia Plantation and Gardens and help raise money for canine cancer research. WHEN: 11 a.m. Jan. 8 WHERE: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road PRICE: $30 MORE INFO: 971-5865 or www.

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Saturday, Jan. 7 CSO

WHAT: The CSO presents “Time Machine: Mozart in Prague,” featuring María Antunez and Martin Nusspaumer. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 WHERE: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. PRICE: $25; students $10 MORE INFO: 723-7528 or www.

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In today’s deal from the Cap Gemini tournament of a decade ago, both sides have fair play for slam, but 11 tricks are the limit on perfect defense. At one table, Marinesa Letizia, on lead against six hearts doubled, underled the diamond ace. Lisa Berkowitz got the message, returning a high club for her partner to ruff. That was all the defensegot—theirresultofplus100 came out pretty close to par on the board. However it was a little unlucky for Letizia — had partner not turned up with that club honor, this play would have been necessary to beat the hand. It was even more unlucky in that declarerwouldpossiblyhavegone down even more on a spade lead. (Unlessdeclarerplaysadiamond

himself at trick two, the defenders collect at least 300.) Larry Cohen as declarer did make this diamond play at trick twoafterruffingthespadeopeningleadtoprotecthimselfagainst thefoulsplits,bringinghomefive hearts doubled at another table. By contrast, Paul Chemla and Michel Perron were sitting EastWest, where they were lucky enough to run into a North who could not or would not open his hand.Theygottobuythehandin five spades doubled and received the lead of the club king. Perron, West, ruffed and led a heart, won by North, who led another club. With one heart ruff established, Perron played safe for 11 tricks and a gain of 12 IMPs.

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DOONESBURY By Garry Trudeau

B.C. By Mastroianni & Hart

SALLY FORTH By Francesco Marciuliano & Craig Macintosh

PEANUTS By Charles Schulz

JUMP START By Robb Armstrong

BLONDIE By Dean Young

DUSTIN By Steve Kelley & Jeff Parker

CURTIS By Ray Billingsley




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

MARMADUKE By Brad & Paul Anderson

BIZARRO By Dan Piraro

Yesterday’s Solution

ZIGGY By Tom Wilson


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NON SEQUITUR By Wiley Miller

BEETLE BAILEY By Mort, Greg & Brian Walker


JUDGE PARKER By Woody Wilson & Mike Manley


ROSE IS ROSE By Pat Brady & Don Wimmer

MARY WORTH By Joe Giella & Karen Moy


HI AND LOIS By Brian & Greg Walker & Chris Browne

LUANN By Greg Evans

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THE WIZARD OF ID By Brant Parker

BABY BLUES By Jerry Scott & Rick Kirkman

DILBERT By Scott Adams

ANDY CAPP By Reg Smythe

HAGAR THE HORRIBLE By Chris Browne GET FUZZY By Darby Conley

ZITS By Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman


TODAY’S HOROSCOPE ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t leave anything to chance. Do your due diligence to avoid ending up in a precarious position. Ask questions. TAURUS (April 20May 20): Let everyone know what you are planning to do. If you are open now you will not have to face opposition later.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Changing location will be enlightening. The ideas that come to mind and the plans you formulate with someone you get a good vibe from will be inspiring. VIRGO (Aug. 23Sept. 22): You can make significant headway regarding changes you should make in the near future.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21): Don’t let your emotions get the better of you. Think matters through before you decide to share your thoughts. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19): Your home is your castle and it must be protected. Take time to protect your assets.

GEMINI (May 21June 20): Confess what your plans are for the future. This is the perfect time of year to make long-term decisions that can benefit you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23Oct. 22): Letting others see where you are coming from will invite honest opinions, as well as attract the attention of someone special.

AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18): Make plans to get out with someone you enjoy spending time with. Do what you can to add to your looks and your mental outlook. Love is in the stars.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): A little effort will go a long way if you fix up your residence or do things that make your family happy. A strong, confident attitude will win you respect.

SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21): Don’t overload your plate with responsibilities. Discuss personal plans with the one you love and you will be able to work toward a common goal.

PISCES (FEB. 19MARCH 20): Emotions will also help you say what needs to be said in order to clear the air. Communication is a must if you want to solve problems.

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(HD) OWN Impact Wrestling (N) (HD) UFC 141 Countdown Paid Prog. 44 (4:42) “A Bronx Tale” (‘93, Drama) (Robert De Niro) A man tries to bring up his son right. (HD) SPIKE “Dark Water” ac Woman moves into abnormal apartment. (HD) Three Inches: Pilot. A man develops special powers. (N) “House of Wax” (‘05) aa (Elisha Cuthbert) (HD) 57 (5:00) “100 Feet” (‘09) (HD) SYFY Potter Touch Behind Joel Osteen Prince Houston “Jesus of Nazareth” (Drama) Israel’s lifestyle helps Jesus’ cause. 242 “Jesus of Nazareth” (Drama) (Robert Powell) TBN Queens (HD) Seinfeld Seinfeld Family (HD) Family (HD) Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Conan Shaquille O’Neal. (HD) Office (HD) 12 Queens (HD) TBS (5:45) “That’s Entertainment! III” (‘94, Entertainment) aac (June “The Great Ziegfeld” (‘36, Musical) aaa (William Powell, Myrna Loy) A prominent showman struggles (:15) “Love Crazy” (‘41, Comedy) (William Powell, 55 Allyson, TCM Gene Kelly) Highlighted scenes from various films. through financial and relational hardships. pqw Myrna Loy) A couple faces a crazy romance. NY Ink Business stalls. (R) (HD) NY Ink: Last Man Standing. (R) NY Ink: Kings of NY. (N) (HD) Sisters: Combat Fishing. (HD) NY Ink: Kings of NY. (R) (HD) Sisters (HD) 68 NY Ink: Think Again. (R) (HD) TLC Bones: The Graft in the Girl. 4 Bones Killers victims. (HD) TNT A NBA Basketball: Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder z{| (HD) A NBA Basketball: New York vs Los Angeles z{| (HD) The Layover: Miami. (R) Bloopers (N) Bloopers (N) Bizarre Foods: Sardinia. (R) Bourdain: Kurdistan. (R) The Layover: Montreal. (R) Bizarre (R) 52 The Layover: Hong Kong. (R) TRAVEL Cops (HD) Dumbest Fashion models. (R) Dumbest Racecar drivers. (R) Dumbest (N) Jokers (N) Jokers (R) Most Shock (R) Dumbest (R) 72 Cops (HD) TRUTV Una familia con suerte (HD) La rosa de Guadalupe (HD) Primer (HD) Noticiero (HD) Hasta que el 50 Alma de (HD) Noticiero (HD) Cuando me enamoro (HD) UNI Burn Notice: Enemies Closer. Notice: Partners in Crime. (R) Burn Notice: Good Intentions. Burn Notice: Devil You Know. Burn Notice: Double Booked. Notice (HD) 16 Burn Notice: Noble Causes. USA Love: Still Look Pretty. (R) (HD) Love: B——, I’m Fuego. (R) (HD) Love: A Toast to Kimbella. (R) Love & Hip Hop: Fizzy-chotic. Love: Emily’s ‘Fabolous’ Life. Love (R) (HD) 21 Love & Hip Hop: Reunion. (R) VH1 How I Met How I Met How I Met How I Met WGN News at Nine (N) (HD) 30 Rock (HD) Scrubs Scrubs 71 30 Rock (HD) 30 Rock (HD) Funniest Home Videos (HD) WGN The Kudlow Report (N) Biography: Sears. 60 Minutes on CNBC (R) Greed: The Black Widows. 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Some new trivia for a new year


Special to The Post and Courier


t’s hard to believe another year has come and gone. With 2012 right around the corner, it makes us wonder what the new year will bring and hoping for the best because 2011 was kind of crazy. Current trivia champ Michael Flynn is being challenged by student Carrie Bennett.

QUESTIONS 1. What does “Auld Lang Syne” mean? 2. What is the month of January named for? 3. Which calendar uses animals to mark years? 4. The first New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square was in what year? 5. What is the Jewish New Year called? 6. What is the most watched parade on New Year’s Day? 7. What is special about the year 2012? 8. In 1751, the British Calendar Act established Jan. 1 as the beginning of the year. What was it before? 9. The first baby boomer was born one minute after midnight on Jan. 1. What was the year? 10. What ancient civilization was the first to celebrate New Year’s as a holiday?


Are you ready for the ball to drop?



1. I’ve never understood the lyrics, but I think it’s something about time passing by. 2. One of the gods, I think. 3. Chinese, but I couldn’t tell you what 2012 will be. 4. 1940 5. Isn’t it Rosh Hashanah? 6. Probably the Rose one. 7. Pretty sure it’s a leap year. 8. Haven’t got a clue. 9. 1945 10. Not 100 percent on this, but I’m going with Egypt.

1. Happy New Year. 2. The French name? 3. Like the year of the rabbit? That’s Chinese. 4. 1925 5. Mazel tov. Just kidding. 6. Macy’s 7. Leap year 8. Six months earlier? 9. 1950 10. Greek

CONCLUSION Michael picks up his third win and will continue next week for a chance at a real streak. In the meantime, Head2Head is working on some New Year’s resolutions and wishes everyone a safe (but happy) New Year.

CORRECT ANSWERS 1. Time gone by 2. Janus, the Roman God 3. Chinese 4. 1907 5. Rosh Hashanah 6. The Tournament of

Roses Parade 7. It’s a leap year 8. March 25 9. 1946 10. Babylon

Military is no place for serial job-hopper


EAR ABBY: I’m a 19-year-old woman, hardworking and married to my best friend. Life is amazing! So what’s my problem? I burn out of jobs quickly. I’ll start a job and absolutely love it, but within six months, the things that I once loved about the job start to drive me crazy. Within a year, I hate my job and put in my two-week notice. It’s not that I have problems finding jobs. I’m well-groomed, speak well and enthusiastic. I recently have considered enlisting in the Air Force. (My husband is on active duty.) I am absolutely thrilled about it, but I’m afraid I’ll eventually start hating my job and it’s something I’ll be stuck with. How do I overcome this? — WANTS TO ENLIST DEAR WANTS TO ENLIST: Reread your letter. Are you aware that you’re talking about work the way a schoolgirl talks about romance: blind, grand passion until reality sets in, then on to the next one? A job isn’t like that. While it can be rewarding on many levels, when the novelty fades, it is still work. There are good days and ones that are less so, co-workers who are a pleasure and some who are a challenge. Sometimes it’s stimulating and sometimes it’s an effort. Years ago there was a letter in this column that read: “Dear Abby: I joined the Navy to see the world. I’ve seen it. Now how do I get out?” I don’t want a letter like that from you. Military life is rewarding, but it also can be demanding, frustrating and dangerous. It requires making a commitment and sticking with it even after the going gets tough. With your short attention span and low tolerance for frustration,

DEAR ABBY I don’t recommend you take any job that requires a signed contract guaranteeing you won’t leave. DEAR ABBY: My friend and I have a massage therapist, “Shelby,” whom we hire on a regular basis because she does an excellent job. But it’s hard to get a completely relaxing massage because she likes to talk the whole time. What’s the nicest and most polite way to inform Shelby that we prefer peace and quiet so we can enjoy the massage? — RUBBED THE WRONG WAY IN COLORADO DEAR RUBBED THE WRONG WAY: Shelby is not your buddy; she’s a professional who has been hired to perform a service. When you make your next appointment and she starts talking, say, “Shelby, when you talk during the massage, it makes it difficult for me to relax.” If that doesn’t clearly, and politely, convey your message, then you need to find a massage therapist who is less verbal. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: “Abby’s Favorite Recipes” and “More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby.” Send a business-size, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $12 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby: Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included in price.)

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