I believe they were also nominated last year as well.
Oy, I know and appreciate the supportive churches.
By the same token fundamentalist protestors from anti gay
churches frequently appear in Columbia, Charlotte etc. And those cities handle their rants very well.
So being downtown now it would not be surprising to see an appearance.
I certainly hope the various bars on the route are not too "bro" and secure enough not to think pride posters will hurt their " image" and look "gay".
Have to respect the "straight" bars. HA!
"Black ruled America"???
Yeah...Utter fucking horseshit.
To me, Folly still has the most welcoming and inclusive vibe in the Charleston area. The diversity is great and not found on IOP or SI. While the folks are chill the prices are not anymore.
Re booze ban, be cool and don't throw a beach kegger and the cops won't hassle you.
Tough to live there if you can't luck into a share. Easier if you are a trustafarian,rich,been there forever or inherited a family house.
Don't have a cure for the housing crunch.....thankfully
for the most part you still can't tell rich from poor on FB
which is what makes Folly Folly!!
"Rumbles from area churches"? "Hellfire and brimstone crowd"? Do you know that the local churches - including the Unitarian church, Circular, Unity, and others - are some of the most vocal supporters of the LGBT movement in this city? Each year, the UU church has a huge contingent in the Pride Parade. Please do not condemn with a broad stroke - exactly, I believe, what you are implying the "area churches" do.
Perhaps you have become a hackneyed critic, in general, about Festivals because you have covered so many, in your career. Perhaps you are so accustomed to immersing yourself in fantastic music and arts, because of the privileges of your profession, and you feel comfortable discounting the brilliance of obviously remarkable performances. like the South Indian Dance and Classical Music of Shantala.
I suspect that you are a die hard chamber music fan. While you were listening to heavenly Music in Time performances, however, you missed all the jazz! You didn't even mention the fantastic Wachovia Jazz Series ---international Jazz offerings that took us around the world...sorry that you missed the eclectic and charming Iiro Rantala, currently, the world's trend-setter in Improvisational Jazz Piano Solo work...or the Andre Mehmari Trio, from Brazil, who transported us all into an alternate reality, with their transcendent tunes....Jazz Producer, Michael Grofsorean, has a particular knack, for winnowing out the world's newest, hottest jazz performers. He's got his fingers, on the musical global pulse.
I agree that the Spoleto producers need to engage one of Charleston's talented King Street marketing and media companies,(like Slant Media) to examine their demographics...and I wholeheartedly agree with your point about the importance of new strategies to bring Spoleto's performing arts to the under served "youth market". Enjoying music, dance or theater in unique venues, that appeal to a younger crowd, are way way overdue on the Spoleto Producers list of most important Agenda Items.
I ask you to recognize one very important point, whether you think Spoleto's dance and theater performances are lackluster or not.
Every production offered at Spoleto widens and educates us about the cultural arts of the world. Our community and our children and the wider audiences that come from afar, are so so lucky to be able to learn about the world beyond the myopic USA, through the artists that the festival lays at our feet for 17 glorious days. If you can't travel...or afford to being your child to Finland, Brazil, England, India...then you can open up their eyes, to the rest of the world, with the purchase of a Spoleto ticket.
I reveled in what I learned about ancient cultures through when I watched Shantala, Matsukaze..and when we had the honor of hearing one of the world's pre-eminent Celtic Uillean pipers, Cillian Vallely, who performed at Piccolo.
Furthermore, with such unstable weather as a factor, this year's festival left me with a deep respect for the enormity of the job of programming and producing shows, when last minute venue changes must be engineered, and financial consequences weigh so heavily. Bringing performers to us from Asia, North America, South America and beyond, is incredible alone. Getting them all to perform in safe, weather-friendly locations, within a tight Spoleto budget, is yet another tall order.
Like you, I am all for innovation...I want to go to Spoleto to find out what's trending in music, dance, visual art and theater, around the world. I'm with you on that one, Mr. Day.
So , here's hoping that in 2013-2014, Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto producers put their heads together to figure out ways to inject innovation into unique venue selections, fusions of unlikely artists and collaborations with the plethora of local artistic talent. If they themselves practice creative planning they will indeed, better engage a growing youth audience and could make the global arts accessible to folks who can't afford big ticket shows.
Toni's contract was NOT requested by her attorney. Godwin will take himself down, just a matter of time. Not soon enough.
Please read all the post by me, I have nothing to hide. If calling people out when they are lying, or spreading rumors makes me a bully, great, I am a bully. At least I am not a coward. (Jim W) How is Christine doing, tell her I said hello. Also, I see Ms. Breslin (Follitics) is at it again, spreading her rumors. Wow, somethings never change. Greta Anderson
@ Mat - You should interview Dr. Frances Cress Welsing on this subject.
"When I asked Gregorie what would happen if a bar didn't clear a parking area, he readily admitted that it would most likely receive a citation."
Sounds like a real legal scholar. If the bars don't clear areas they don't own, they pay a fine. Perfectly reasonable.
In any event, I think you missed the point of this ordinance. Joe goes to cocktail parties with the wine & cheese crowd and they don't like sharing downtown with the unwashed masses. The rabble of college kids, renters and "you know who" are ruining their idealized Garden and Gunesque city. Not to worry, Joe Riley, the Historic Foundation, the CCL and the many neighborhood associations will rally together to make sure the city remains a romanticized museum with no affordable housing, no real jobs (fighting port expansion and arguing the presence of those obnoxious cruise ship are a threat to the city's historic character) and keeping the low rent bars and their customers out of town. This ain't for the tourists, this is for the Joe's friends.
You left out one simple fact that explains a whole lot about what you've "reported" (especially what you've quoted): municipal elections, including mayoral elections, are coming up next April. Eddie Ellis is doing the usual: campaigning by high-decibel insult. When it's over (and he loses, as he always does when he runs for mayor), he'll go around and apologize, and blame it all on his girlfriend-of-the-moment. And Carl Beckmann, who didn't believe for a moment that he wouldn't be reelected (as an incumbent candidate, he got 18% of the vote) is once again entertaining delusions of grandeur, or at least revenge. And Greta Anderson is believed to be running for Council. It's Follitics.
"These people are free then to use "ethnic" figures, such as Garcia-Quintana, Haley, and Sen. Tim Scott, as the vanguard of their new, non-racist policies, which are nothing more than the old policies now supported by assimilated people of color."
Just like Haire before you, you have shown your true colors, by besmirching Senator Scott.
Your code words of assimilated do mean something. Your making an assumption that Senator Scott has no decision making capablities of his own.
That he didn't rise to where he is, because in fact, he is a brilliant independent man
with his own opinions and has worked tirelesly to be an excellent public servant.
He somehow doesn't fit your idea of what someone should be?!?!
I've never actually talked to Senator Scott. I have voted for him before and would do so again. Everyone that i have talked to, that has known him since his high school days, has told me the same thing about his personality, brilliance and character.
You ,are in fact, the racist.
That island is one big cluster fuck.
Thanks for providing us with some really honest information that is not at all propaganda to advance an agenda on this topic. We can absolutely trust any information that comes from someone who posts on such a wide range of topics as yourself, rkeefe57, given you've provided us with a helpful link to your own blog as well as your two other comments on this site.
"There are no 'civil rights' issues in the fraud and copyright infringement cases, any more than there are in this possible malpractice suit."
Gee, I guess that's why - in this case, at least - the malpractice suit and the civil rights suit are two separate issues. Hey, here's a question: how would you like to be on the receiving end of an invasive gender reassignment surgery without giving consent, informed or otherwise? I bet you'd sue.
"All the SPLC brings to these cases is publicity and nobody knows how to spin publicity into donor-dollars better than the SPLC."
And I bet you don't receive a dime for all the work you do against these evil people at the SPLC, do you?
Why do the Media insist on regurgitating SPLC fundraising propaganda without performing even the most rudimentary fact checks on these claims? In the old days, they used to call such routine, commonsense practices 'journalism.'"
And you're a "blogger".
Pretty much sums it up...Spoleto starting to loose its luster. Fading slowly.
To repeat mats response to anothers opinion
For Carl Beckman to complain that Tim Goodwin is acting dictatorial is roll-on-the-ground hilarious. Is this the same ex-mayor who committed the city to major contracts without even informing the Council (or the public) that said contracts were primed to be let? (I guess we like to play this kind of hyperbole: If some refer to "King Tim", I can name a great many who knew the ex-mayor as "Emperor Carl I".
Further in the "pot, meet kettle" category, I would suggest that everyone look at a small sample of posts and comments by Mrs. Anderson on Follitics (say, a couple of hundred - only a small percentage is necessary) and then compare her statement quoted here: "I can't stand a bully".
Recommended reading: "A Free People's Suicide-Sustainable Freedom and the American Future".
The Continental Army attained our freedom; the Founding Fathers "ordered" freedom with the Constitution; the people have the assignment to sustain freedom. Can we do it? Don't confuse freedom with choice. It's going to take a sustained commitment to self-restraint to stem the erosion of freedom.
Approximately how big are the discs, brewengineer?
How many discs does one get per order?
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