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Re: “Southern Charm’s Jenna King’s man-friend revealed in British tabloid

Ha. Couldn't of happened to a nicer tramp/gold digger! Falling in Reverse is a bad version of Staind....if that's even possible.

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Posted by FairGayme on June 9, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Re: “Kát'a Kabanová star gets booed

Jon - Nice review, esp. about the unexpected boos, towards Ms. Roderer. Ms. Roderer did really well, with her thankless role, as Elizabeth Pandolfi (insofar as the thankless role) mentioned in HER column. I attended the June 6th performance, and it was virtually-flawless! It was great to hear (listen-to) Janacek, in a truly SOLID performance of one of his best operas ... one, I might add, that is SELDOM scheduled in even Met Opera programs. Thanks!

Posted by jb05 on June 7, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Re: “There’s Still Time to Catch a Spoleto or Piccolo Show

Catch Tonight a Clown Will Travel Time. Two Texas professionals with something totally different. It's fun and a bargain at the Pure Theatre Wednesday and Thursday. Piccolo Spoleto's best hidden jewel. You will enjoy. Promise!

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Posted by Jack Cook on June 4, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Contemporary Music to the Fore at Spoleto 2014

I remember one of the very first Spoleto opening extravaganzas held at the College cistern featuring a spirited Zulu rendition of Macbeth. Colorful and wild. Drums, long spears, elaborately designed shields, zebra skin skirts, bare breasted women. It was a hell of a performance right there under the oak trees. It spoke "Spoleto." Charleston people loved it. We had taken an elderly lady from one of the city's first families and she was standing on her chair clapping with excitement. We were too, but not up on top of the chairs. I think many old Charlestonians are far more resilient and accepting than the time-worn stereotypes make them out to be

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Posted by Ben Moise on June 2, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Re: “How do you nurture a new generation of opera lovers?

Stop programming chestnuts and give us some of the best seldom performed works:
Das Himmelskleid
Dantons Todd
Lady Macbeth
Der Prozess
Le Roi Malgre Lui
Baby Doe
The Crucible
Bartered Bride
Faust (Spohr)
Three Oranges
I Gioelli della Madonna
The Consul
Colas Brugnon

.......The list could go on and on.

You have a fantastic new house in KC. It needs a challenge. God bless the blue haired crowd, but if you want some younger devotees, give them something different. Creative promotion will bring them in. You have a solid and skilled company.

Posted by Andrew Petersen on June 1, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Bloody little boxes and some gothic paranoia


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Posted by Henry Stanton on May 31, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Re: “How do you nurture a new generation of opera lovers?

One step in the right direction might be a truly rednecked opera revolving around the day to day foibles of trailer trash bisexuals and the crack culture. You never know..

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Posted by Streetlaw on May 31, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Re: “The Fierce Kat Edmonson

I've had the pleasure of catching Kat Edmonson in Philly. She is all that and more! A real treat.

Posted by David Cress on May 30, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Re: “Talking sexual politics and botany with poet Ed Madden, co-editor of Out Loud

PLEASE NOTE: Because of the weather, the venue for Ed's reading tonight (Friday) has been changed to The City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau St. (There is a nearby parking garage across the street.) The reading will start a tad after 6:30 p.m. to accommodate the shift.

Posted by susanmeyers on May 30, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Talking sexual politics and botany with poet Ed Madden, co-editor of Out Loud

I love this. You might make a poetry fan out of me yet. :D

Posted by leah_rhyne on May 30, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Charleston Stage pays homage to feminist and abolitionist Sojourner Truth

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She was in many ways spiritually, emotionally, and financially raped time and time again as she struggled to find Christianity within the Zion that Prophet Matthias was attempting to establish! Reflecting upon her time in New York City Sojournertruth reasoned and then concluded ‘that everything she had undertaken in the city of New York had finally proved a failure; and where her hopes had been raised the highest, there she felt the failure had been the greatest, and the disappointment most severe.’
The dramatic experiences of Sojournertruth while in New York were undoubtedly a major turning point in her life.
After reflection upon the activities within New York Isabella Van Wageners (Sojournertruth) concluded ‘that she had been taking part in a great drama, which was, in itself, but one great system of robbery and wrong.’
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She testifies in court under oath and states time and time again what happened as she struggled to live her Christian life style under the long dark shadow of Prophet Matthias, Elijah Pierson, Mr Mills and the Folger Family. Sojournertruth has gone to great trouble to record her version of events during the Matthias years. Her voice echoes down through the years crying out to be heard, understood, and accepted. While reflecting upon her trials and tribulations with Matthias, Sojournertruth said; 'the rich rob the poor, and the poor rob one another.”
These trying years for Sojournertruth left an indelible mark on her mind, body, and spirit. She eventually escaped the influence of Prophet Matthias and transformed herself from Isabella Van Wageners into “Sojournertruth” the name by which most people remember her. Her time with Prophet Matthias was vitally important.
The life lessons experienced in this era helped her to become the person who is so revered and loved today. Sojournertruth wanted every person she came into contact with to know her side of the story. She would talk and testified of her experiences with Prophet Matthias on any and all occasions. She wants you the careful reader to know her full story.
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Sojournertruth and her years with the Prophet Matthias have been over looked by most Biographers and Historians.
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Your understanding of the life of Sojournertruth may be important or even inspirational to you and your friends.
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Within the book “Clash of the Prophets their Lost years Sojournertruth / Matthias / Joseph Smith” we read: ‘The name of “Sojournertruth” is what may be called a progressive name as it has developed over time.
When Isabella Van Wageners left New York City on the 1st June 1843 she informed Mrs Whiting who had been her employer and Landlady that she was changing her name to “SOJOURNER.” Mrs Whiting then enquired 'What are you going east for?'
To which Isabella responded by saying: 'The Spirit calls me there, and I must go.' Isabella as dictated by herself within The Narrative of Sojourner Truth which was then edited by Olive Gilbert; with the Appendix by Theodore D. Weld. Boston: (Ref: S) makes her position perfectly clear when she informs us that her new self-given name was to be “SOJOURNER.” In time and between the years of 1843 and 1850 the evidence, both direct and indirect, confirms the evolution of Isabella’s name from “SOJOURNER” into “SOJOURNER TRUTH.”
The name of “Sojourner truth” was penned by Mr Oliver Gilbert in 1850.
When Gilbert penned this name he placed a space between the “SOJOURNER” and the “Truth.” In time the name once again evolved and the accepted name for Isabella is now established within the hearts and minds of humanity as “SOJOURNERTRUTH.” The name of “SOJOURNERTRUTH” is recognised worldwide as a symbol of justice and freedom for all, regardless of nationality, gender, or religion! Whilst it cannot be proven as proof positive, it can be presented as proof probable that Sojournertruth acquired the Truth section of her name directly from Matthias himself. Robert Matthews or Prophet Matthias continually called himself “The Spirit of Truth.” Other times he would use the words “True Spirit.” Whichever way we look at the Matthias years, it’s clear to both see and understand the importance of Truth, as truth sets us free.
The Truth section of the name Sojournertruth is, it is believed by this author, a direct result of Isabella meeting then following in the footsteps of prophet Matthias. Without Prophet Matthias the world may not know the wonderful person known today as Sojournertruth.’
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Posted by Michael Wilkins on May 29, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Re: “Talking sexual politics and botany with poet Ed Madden, co-editor of Out Loud

Excellent article. I think I might have to read "Nest" next.

Posted by Renee B on May 29, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Vandals strike Marion Square, mirth ensues

Just put in some fresh water and it will clear up. I hope no one in the city admin. gets their panties in a wad over this.

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Posted by localhutch on May 26, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Vandals strike Marion Square, mirth ensues

Fabulous! And nothing a little white vinegar won't fix. Sorry I missed it!

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Posted by GreenBiscuit on May 26, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Jesse Eisenberg plays polar opposites in The Double

Nice review. The director's name is misspelled, it's "Ayoade" not "Ayoede"

Posted by critique on May 22, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Re: “New trailer for Charleston-set drama Reckless premieres

I'll give it a whirl. I'm not against corporations like the hippies. And burn all ur electronics catastrophe if u don't wanna see these things.

Posted by jasm on May 21, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Full Piccolo Schedule Available for Download

Or, you could just post a link. Crazy, I know.

Posted by EldestMalk on May 21, 2014 at 10:33 AM

Re: “New trailer for Charleston-set drama Reckless premieres


I may be the only one, but Stephanie Barna's "Southern Charm" recaps deserve a Pulitzer.

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Posted by chrishaire on May 21, 2014 at 6:52 AM

Re: “New trailer for Charleston-set drama Reckless premieres

What is the City Paper trying to accomplish by reporting such nonsense? It's OK - Thee Southern Belle and Kickin Chicken will advertise regardless of your content, and you probably weren't going to win any journalism awards anyway.

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Posted by ImFromHere on May 20, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Re: “New trailer for Charleston-set drama Reckless premieres

This looks horribly written, horribly acted, completely predictable, utterly American and will probably be a hit among the same people who found Southern Charm "riveting" or "refreshing".

You people should burn your fucking televisions and reject the corporations feeding you shit.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on May 20, 2014 at 6:56 PM
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