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Comment Archives: Stories: Arts+Movies: Culture Shock

Re: “CCPL announces finalists for director position

Don't judge on recent past experience. These individuals are highly qualified library leaders. There are more commonalities among library users across the country than there are differences and learning the differences is important for success. Today's public libraries are all about literacy - basic, early childhood, digital, cultural, information, STEAM, workforce for ALL! Something needed throughout Charleston County! Something the County Council needs to earn and support! The community certainly supported it when we voted to tax ourselves to the tune of $108M to improve, upgrade and expand library facilities to deliver the 21st century services needed to be successful in our chaotic, changing local environment. We deserve a leader who can build a team and bring the staff along to achieve this. Charleston County deserves no less than any other community in SC or the U. S.

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Posted by Tranformer on June 30, 2016 at 4:34 PM

Re: “CCPL announces finalists for director position

Remember kids, no one can run your local public library system like a professional from out of state.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on June 30, 2016 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Bill Murray to receive Mark Twain Prize for Humor

Please correct the spelling of Carol Burnett's last name.

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Posted by Celie Walker Dailey on June 16, 2016 at 5:11 PM

Re: “North Charleston Arts Fest offers multicultural look at the arts

My colleagues were looking for a form last month and discovered a great service with a searchable database . If others are wanting it too , here's http://goo.gl/oqLDMS

Posted by Ben Warlick on June 15, 2016 at 9:23 PM

Re: “When it comes to Spoleto ticket prices, the early bird gets the deal

A little too late for that info this year. Remind us again right before it happens next year, how about it? I actually discovered this myself after looking online at tix one morning and then finding them higher at the box office that same afternoon.

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Posted by Riverside on May 26, 2016 at 10:57 PM

Re: “TEDxCharleston announces emcee and ticket prices for 2016 event

^ Finally, someone gets it.

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Posted by Pronghorn on May 20, 2016 at 12:11 PM

Re: “TEDxCharleston announces emcee and ticket prices for 2016 event

I just can't wait for this year's crop of talks about how creative capitalism will save the whole world!

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Posted by mat catastrophe on May 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Land of Oz amusement park reopens for four days this summer

My friend Holly and I found it and explored it while we were in college in 2003. It's awesome!

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Posted by K8 on May 16, 2016 at 10:18 PM

Re: “Hanahan resident Josh Weston competes on History Channel's 'Forged in Fire' tonight

Warriors unite and fight!

Posted by Matt Laguna Nadler on May 11, 2016 at 4:52 AM

Re: “Gaillard Center announces 2016-17 series

"the all-inclusive Director Series"

You can't afford this.

"the Great Performances Series"

You won't like this.

"the Jill and John Chalsty Broadway series"

This is the crap that will bankroll us.

"and the Dance series"

LOL art.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on May 6, 2016 at 12:26 AM

Re: “Best of Broadway announces 2016-17 season

When "Annie" is the best choice....

Posted by mat catastrophe on May 3, 2016 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Chelsea Does offers an outsider’s look at Walter Scott’s death and race in the South

Love your articles about this incident... Very evenhanded!

Posted by gentlemanandscholar on May 2, 2016 at 11:50 AM

Re: “'The Dayporch' starts at Threshold Rep next Thursday

Bullshit. Everyone knows Erik Estrada wrote it.

Posted by mat catastrophe on April 23, 2016 at 8:27 PM

Re: “'The Dayporch' starts at Threshold Rep next Thursday

Lysistrata was written by Aristophanes.

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Posted by mightyprofessional on April 23, 2016 at 3:34 PM

Re: “John Zinsser talks risk at Creative Mornings

I never played Risk as a child. I've played a computer version, but it seemed tedious. Who won?

Posted by mat catastrophe on April 23, 2016 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Happy 420: The Trailer Park Boys are coming to town

Pre sale password is 420 until Thursday at 10pm to get your pre-sale tickets - ps

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Posted by CharlesC on April 20, 2016 at 9:26 PM

Re: “CSO offers discounts for new subscribers

Not to beat a dead horse...but, Mayor Riley said not one shovel of dirt would be dug until/unless Charleston had a certified check for the $70,000,000+ in donated dollars to cover 1/2 the cost of the building.
Just plain BS; the building was built( poorly) with the City fronting 100% of the costs. The 70 Mil donations??
So far less than half has been collected and it's hard to tell how much of that was given to the City and re what was given- hard to figure out if any was applied to the Rube Goldberg financing the City went through to put up the $140 million + to build it.

Does anybody remember the Aquarium fiasco?- starts out at 10.5 million and ends up over 70 million.
With a powerful Mayor and an inactive Council, this is what you get.
Let's hope Techie does better and/or the Council wakes up.

Posted by Bob Obrien on April 20, 2016 at 9:53 AM

Re: “CSO offers discounts for new subscribers

I like the new Galliard. For once, money well spent. Even though construction pissed me off it turned out great. There is nothing I like more than smoking a big fat blunt right before I go into hear Beethoven. Just did it at the Met for Fidelio and will never see another classic without having a smoke sesh first. Now I can do it in style in the new place here. Masterworks for the better half, Maryjane and me por favor.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on April 19, 2016 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Sign up now for this Friday's Creative Mornings talk on Risk

Eh, I just don't wanna risk it.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on April 18, 2016 at 12:04 PM

Re: “CSO offers discounts for new subscribers

"Mat, how about doing a story on how much the Gaillard is costing taxpayers before giving anything else away for free?"

Sigh. Because that is literally not my job, but since you asked....

It's my understanding (and I could be wrong about this) that the "music and arts" side of the Gailliard operation exists in its own little non-profit world. AFAIK, taxpayers are paying roughly nothing for that side of it and it's supported entirely by donations and ticket sales.

If you remember, the building itself was originally supposed to be one-half funded by private donations. I vaguely recall noticing at one point those donations weren't coming through as expected, but I have no idea what the end ratio was. Probably pretty close to 50-50, outside of the overruns and the looming court battles into what is apparently a morass of bad management decisions and/or bad planning somewhere in the process. We should hope that Charleston hasn't built its own little "Eagle Stadium".

If you don't recall, that's the $60 million football stadium in Texas, built for a high-school (!) team, that was open for only a year before it was deemed unsafe for occupancy due to all sorts of shoddy building shortcuts being taken.

So, there's that. Like I said, I could be wrong. I mean, shit, if you're a citizen of the City, you should feel free to call them and ask them how much of your money goes into the arts side of the operation.

Also, this is not "my" paper - oh, lord but if it were....

And how do you tax people on their Medicaid?

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Posted by mat catastrophe on April 18, 2016 at 10:43 AM
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