Monday, December 5, 2016

Jerry Springer hosts 'The Price is Right' at North Charleston PAC in March

Are you the father?

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 9:51 AM

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Former mayor of Cincinnati, Gerald Norman, a.k.a. "Jerry" Springer, heads to the North Charleston PAC on March 25 at 8 p.m. as the host of The Price Is Right Live.

The interactive stage show has been traveling for a decade now, giving away over $12 million in cash and prizes to audiences all over the U.S. Woo hoo. If you want to "come on down" make sure to arrive at the box office three hours ahead of time to register.

And if you just wanna see ol' Jerry in action, get your tickets here.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Catch Quentin Baxter's Quintet at the Simons Center this Sun. Dec. 4

Smooth tunes

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 9:57 AM

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As part of a concert series, Grammy-nominated drummer Quentin E. Baxter hosts a performance at CofC's Simons Center this Sun. Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Baxter had to postpone October's performance due to Hurricane Matthew, but he's back and ready to rock with his quintet, comprised of Charlton Singleton (trumpet), Mark Sterbank (saxophones), Gerald Gregory (piano & keyboards), Kevin Hamilton (bass), and Baxter on drums. Tickets are $20/general admission and $10/students. Buy them here.

The concert, "Under Way," celebrates the original compositions of jazz pianist, composer, educator, and longtime friend of the band, Tommy Gill, who passed away in 2014.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Get your tickets now for Garrison Keillor, coming to the Gaillard on Jan. 5

Our prairie home companion

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 4:31 PM

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If you don't know, now you know: Garrison Keillor is one of the most prolific writers, radio hosts, editors (and storytellers in general) in the nation, and he's coming to the Gaillard on Thurs. Jan 5. at 7:30 p.m. Get your tickets at

Perhaps best known for his radio variety show, A Prairie Home Companion, Keillor is also the author of two dozen books, the winner of Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, and an actor in the 2006 film adaptation A Prairie Home Companion where he plays ... himself.

City Paper talked to Keillor in 2015 when he visited the North Charleston Coliseum. In the interview he gave young writers some advice:

"I advise young writers to see to their health, to sidestep the greasy fingers of alcohol and narcotics, to get out of the house, to be playful in their work. A writer is someone who writes, actually writes, not merely one who plans to write, so it's good to fashion strong habits. Two hours a day, every day, same time if possible, will get you a lot. Sometimes you have to throw away weeks' worth of work, which feels bad, but still, something is gained. Be funny, if you can. It's a real service."

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PBR-inspired art can be found all over Charleston


Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 9:34 AM

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It's no secret that Charleston drinkers love PBR — if you've seen that big 'ol sign on Rec Room, you know the local bar is the No. 1 seller of 12 oz. PBR cans in the country. But this is not an idle love, sitting lukewarm in the bottom of a crushed up can. Local artists — from multimedia creators to muralists — have embraced PBR and created art inspired by the stuff. Here are a few PBR-centric art shows and murals you can check out in the next few weeks:

Burrows' design will be on PBR cans in 2017. - DENTON BURROWS
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  • Burrows' design will be on PBR cans in 2017.
PBR Chucktown: Art Showcase
Head to Redux for a PBR inspired art showcase from 7-11 p.m. on Fri. Dec. 9, featuring works from numerous local artists. This show was originally scheduled for October, but was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew. Jam out to tunes from DJ Mystical Half Dozen, along with She Returns From War and Alan Fame.

There are currently two new PBR murals in town — one on downtown’s Tattooed Moose and the other inside Upper Deck Tavern. The Moose’s mural was painted by John Reese and Upper Deck’s was painted by New York’s Denton Burrows, who won PBR’s national art can design competition last year. Look for his design on cans in 2017.

(By the way, Charleston is home to eight PBR murals in all — Tin Roof, The Mill, HoM, Juanita Greenberg's, Rec Room, and The Alley.)

Burrows is currently on a mural tour (yes that's a thing) called Dripped on the Road, a traveling artist residency program. The tour started earlier this month in Pennsylvania and will travel to nine cities on the East Coast, where it ends today in Miami, FL. Learn more here.
John Reese works on the Moose's new banner - SAM SPENCE
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  • John Reese works on the Moose's new banner

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Get your tickets for Charleston Stage's Pay-As-You-Please 'White Christmas' starting at midnight

Better than Cyber Monday

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 4:26 PM


Earlier this year we ran an arts feature about Pay-As-You-Please (PAYP) nights in local theaters, including Charleston Stage performances at the Dock Street Theatre. PAYP is what it sounds like — audience members get to choose how much money they will pay for a performance, usually one of the first performances before a play's run begins. Local theaters told us why they love PAYP nights, highlighting the accessibility these performances offer audiences who cannot afford a normally priced ticket.

Take advantage of one of those PAYP nights starting at midnight tonight — OK, technically 12:01 tomorrow morning, if you're counting. Tickets for Charleston Stage's White Christmas go on sale at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow morning for tomorrow night's 7:30 p.m. show. Guests must pay a minimum of $10 and may pay any greater amount that they choose. For comparison, tickets for non-PAYP week night performances range from $26-$68.

Charleston Stage isn't the only company in town to offer PAYP (also known as Pay What You Will) nights. PURE Theatre also offers discounted performances to customers for each one of their play's runs, and PURE does not set a minimum donation for performances. Check out their upcoming PWYW nights on Thurs. Dec. 8 and Wed. Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. for Underneath the Lintel, a one man play about a librarian who goes on a magical journey back in time. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

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