Monday, September 26, 2016

The Price is Right is coming to North Charleston

Bet on yourself

Posted by Dustin Waters on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 1:19 PM

The Price is Right will take over the North Charleston Performing Arts Center March 25, 2017 - PROVIDED
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  • The Price is Right will take over the North Charleston Performing Arts Center March 25, 2017
For Price is Right fans, there’s something indescribably exhilarating and sensual about the sound of a fresh Plinko chip clinking down the board. It’s an aural sensation unmatched in the annals of daytime television, and now the people of the Lowcountry can experience this joy firsthand as a live version of the longest-running game show in television history is coming to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on March 25, 2017.

Tickets for reserved seating will go on sale Nov. 18 at 10 a.m and can be purchased at the North Charleston Coliseum Advance Ticket Office, online, or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.

But before you throw your hat into the ring and start eyeing that Showcase Showdown, it is perhaps time to take stock of your life and decide what type of contestant you want to be.

Are you the uncertain type who always bids $1? You couldn’t commit to that French cooking class, but maybe now is when you start to believe in yourself and your ability to guess the price of a Kenmore washer/dryer set without going over.

Are you the type who waits for everyone else to place their bids and then just bets $1 more? Then chances are you’re a total jerk who doesn’t need any help in life. Yeah, that’s a pretty smart strategy, but do you really want an entire game-show audience wishing that you’d get spayed or neutered? Have some decency and act like you’ve been someplace before.

And then there’s the Big Wheel. Do you, like myself and many others who watch The Price is Right at home, fear that after you give the spin of your life, one of the Wheel’s many pins or mechanisms will rip your face off and drag you into its inner workings? Well, now is your opportunity to overcome that.

Remember fear is just the gnawing absence of a lesson you’ve yet to learn. All that’s left is for you to come on down.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

WATCH: Charleston Arts Festival reveals two new Create, Erase, Repeat videos

Now you see it ...

Posted by Erin Davis on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 3:44 PM

Paul Cristina and Chechel Justiss have officially joined the roster of artists featured in Charleston Arts Festival’s Create, Erase, Repeat video series. Cristina and Justiss join artist Connor Lock in creating and presenting their artwork on a simple whiteboard, only to erase it upon completion. In anticipation of this this inaugural fest, CAF has posted two new videos of the artists in action.

Using just a marker and the palms of his bare hands, Cristina fantastically captures the human face, mirroring his many portraits which hold the same surreal stare. From start to finish, the process looks grueling but, in the end, art wins out and the human form appears. 

Justiss, on the other hand, is seen hauling a massive whiteboard to her work space. She notes that she always draws on her biggest inspiration, schools of fish and their orderly marine environment. With painstaking effort and precision, she is able to create an entire underwater labyrinth that dazzles the eye. The beauty of the natural world is translated perfectly to the whiteboard.

Keep an eye out for videos of Karen Ann Myers and Nic Jenkins to be released soon.

The festival will last a whole four days, from Oct. 5-9, and will include a series of 6 minute and 40 second lectures, visual art presentations, and even culinary art. For more information, click here

Create | Erase | Repeat featuring Paul Cristina from Stu & Drew on Vimeo.

Create | Erase | Repeat - Featuring Chechel Justiss from Stu & Drew on Vimeo.

Create | Erase | Repeat - Featuring Connor Lock from Stu & Drew on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Changes coming soon to Terrace Theatre

Painting movies — and movie theaters

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 9:27 AM

Design by Brian Steely - PROVIDED
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  • Design by Brian Steely
Good news for people who love drinking wine at the movies, Terrace Theatre owner Paul Brown tells us that he recently re-signed the James Island theater's lease for "a long time." The theater, which shows everything from wide release blockbusters to one-night screenings of local documentaries, has become a staple in Maybank Highway's Meyer Park Plaza Shopping Center since it opened in 1997.

But it's making a few changes. The Terrace recently unveiled a new logo designed by Brian Steely, the artist who created the Decemberists' (a staff favorite) logo. Brown says that the collaboration came about quite simply: he emailed the Decemberists' manager and asked who designed their logo, then asked Steely if he could design something for the Terrace. 

In addition to their new branding, the Terrace is also looking forward to some more design changes, specifically to the outside of the building. The Terrace is working with Canadian artist John Abrams to create a new mural for the theater — a move that Brown views as the Terrace giving back to the community in which it thrives. Abrams paints stills from movie scenes. So look for something possibly Hitchcockian appearing outside the theater soon. In the meantime, you can check out more of Abrams' work here. 

"Grace Kelly — Dial M for Murder" by John Abrams - PROVIDED
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  • "Grace Kelly — Dial M for Murder" by John Abrams

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Call for art submissions: ArtFields, The Southern, and North Charleston City Gallery

Art for all

Posted by Heath Ellison on Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 12:28 PM

Calling all artists — no really, all artists, we've got plenty of space for you. A region-wide art competition and two local galleries are currently asking for artist submissions. Read on to find out how to submit your work.  If your art gallery or organization is looking for submissions, too, please email us at with details. 

Submissions are now open for the 2017 ArtFields competition. Set in Lake City, S.C., ArtFields is a nine day contest and festival that features artists from around the Southeast. The competition begins on April 21 and ends on April 29, 2017. A press release states, “Artists working in any medium are encouraged to submit their fine art work whether in the form of painting, sculpture, photography, drawing and digital media, or installation art.” Prizes range from the $100,000 top prize to a $1,000 honorable mention prize. The submission deadline is Nov. 16. Apply here. 

The Southern
Submissions for 99 Problems (But a Print Ain’t One) will close on Oct. 1, so get your stuff in now. 99 Problems will feature prints of many styles, including woodcut, linocut, etching, engraving, monotype, monoprint, lithography, screen print, digital print, transfer, or any combination. The exhibition will be on display The Southern art gallery from Nov. 25-Dec. 31. Art will be up for sale and artists are entitled to half of the proceeds made from their artwork. Learn more here. 

North Charleston City Gallery
The North Charleston City Gallery is currently looking for original two- and three-dimensional works that can be wall-mounted in the gallery. Artists may apply individually or as a group. The deadline is Mon. Nov. 30 and you can apply here. 

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Louis C.K. will perform in Charleston for two nights in October

You might have heard of him

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 12:53 PM

  • CC photo by David Shankbone
Charleston will host one of the funniest people in the business of being funny this fall as Louis C.K. announces two nights of shows at the Gaillard Center on October 26 and 27.

The critically-acclaimed and Emmy, Peabody, and Grammy-winning stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and director is perhaps one of the biggest acts the young Gaillard Center has netted since it opened last year. Coincidentally, the news comes on the same day that Hannibal Buress announced that his stop in Charleston this week would be canceled. Decent trade, I guess.

C.K.'s fall tour includes the Madison Square Garden, Atlanta's Fox Theater, Dolby Theater in L.A., and our quaint little $142 million downtown performing arts center.

In a letter to fans today, C.K. says he's keeping prices for all his dates under $50. "I know that’s not nothing. But it’s less than more than that." Tickets to the Gaillard shows are $50 each and it appears they are being assigned randomly. 

If you want to see Louis in Charleston, I suggest you buy your tickets now.

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