City Paper needs to make new categories that celebrate local live theatre and actors that work on those stages. People vote for name recognition because most of Charleston doesn't go to the local theatres. And they vote for Bill Murray and Catherine Bell because they are famous film and tv actors who have a connection to Charleston but don't do a thing for the local theatre scene.
The same thing is true about the best non-Spoleto play. You allow a Broadway touring company musical to win this category when it isn't any more "local" than a Spoleto play. Actually it's less local because some Spoleto productions actually have their sets built here. It isn't fair to include a Broadway touring production in a local contest. It's ridiculous - who can possibly compete with that on the budgets that local theatre companies have to survive on?
Our local theatre community works their collective derrieres off doing shows for free or practically nothing and rarely, if ever, get recognition for the fantastic job they do entertaining.
The same thing is true for the best musician category. Darius Rucker isn't really part of the local music scene anymore. But there are bands that work day in and day out entertaining in local venues who don't get recognized.
City Paper really needs to do an overhaul of the "Best Of" categories so that it isn't a sham like it is every single year.
GEORGE W. BUSH'S BULLETPROOF VEST POST-9/11 HEATER STRAIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE.
The correct answer is the Colonial Lake area.
Turn it into a drug rehab.
Didn't know there were churches in Charleston.
Crust looks good. I went in there but I haven't dined yet.
It smelled great.
Does anyone know how to contact these guys...please have them call Chef Robert Carter
The food was great. The acoustics and service is (was?) lousy. Could hardly hear yourself think. Wonder if they have takeout? Unbelievably, they don't serve coffee or offer streak sauce other than the house version. And Mason jar drinking glasses..puleeze..best food on the Island for sure..
I think there is actually a really good reason their album "didn't cause a pandemic of bootie shaking and love making"... they just aren't that good! While both gentlemen have some talent, they don't really produce anything very new or creative.
I can't wait until Darryl Hall lives here so you can have him be your best local musician.
Once again, just because a famous person lives her it doesn't make them a local. Give the awards to someone the people actually voted for, not someone you want at your party.
Seriously, it is a non-secret that no one voted for Bill Murray the first time and the second time he won. Give it to the local actors. If you haven't heard of them and they win, then maybe, just maybe they could use your endorsement. Bill Murray will not show up to your party.
We're throwing the term local around loosely. Kiss up to Bill Murray on your own time and support actual local artists.
All the local breweries are awesome & have nothing but good things to say about each other. Congratulations to HCB!
Not enough parking on HY61 and not enough room inside. Also in a bad area. Relocating would help a lot as this is a nice venue overall and open mike a good draw.
What? Should have been the Stingrays
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