Monday, September 18, 2017

S.C. natives Stephen Colbert and Aziz Ansari won big at the Emmys last night

"Thank you for embracing a little Indian boy from South Carolina"

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 10:06 AM

Last night South Carolina natives Stephen Colbert and Aziz Ansari had a big presence at the Emmys, with Colbert hosting the 69th annual TV awards show, and Ansari (along with Lena Waithe) taking home Best Writing for a Comedy.

Colbert's first time hosting the Emmys featured plenty of Donald Trump digs along with a surprise appearance from former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.  (The sketchy YouTube video above cuts off some of the frame, a better version is on CBS, but not embeddable.)

In addition to Colbert's song and dance, Columbia, S.C. native Ansari took home Best Writing for a Comedy for his Netflix original comedy, Master of None. Ansari shared the award with fellow writer Lena Waithe for their Master of None episode, "Thanksgiving," which Waithe said was based on her real-life experience coming out as gay. In the acceptance speech Waithe says, "The things that make us different, those are our superpowers."

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Leah Suarez speaks at next Friday's Creative Mornings Charleston talk on compassion

Full hearts

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 2:48 PM

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Next Fri. Sept. 22 at 8 a.m. head to Redux Contemporary Art Center for a Creative Mornings Charleston (CMCHS) talk on the topic of compassion from local musician and art entrepreneur Leah Suarez. The event is free to attend but be sure to reserve your ticket online on Mon. Sept. 18 at 10 a.m.

Suarez, who performs in duos and bands around town, is also one of the founding partners of the Jazz Artists of Charleston (now called Charleston Jazz). In a Q&A with CMCHS Suarez talks about why she loves what she does, "Finding and creating connection between energies and bearing witness to the experiences of current time and space. It’s magical and inspiring." You can read the whole Q&A online.
Event Details Creative Mornings: Compassion
@ Redux Contemporary Art Center
1056 King St.
Charleston, South Carolina
When: Fri., Sept. 22, 8 a.m.
Lectures + Seminars

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Charleston Museum offers digital walkthrough of textile collection at Daniel Island Library

Reading between the threads

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 10:58 AM

The Charleston Museum boasts an extensive textile collection - JONATHAN BONCEK
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  • The Charleston Museum boasts an extensive textile collection
The Daniel Island Library and Charleston Museum have partnered up for a series of programs that bring Lowcountry history to DI residents.

The first program in the series takes place next Wed. Sept. 20 from 1 to 2 p.m. Charleston Museum's curator of textiles Jan Hiester will present "Historic Textiles of the Charleston Museum." The presentation will include pictures of varying objects from the museum's collection; Hiester will explain how the pieces were acquired, and what role they play in local history. 
For example, a quilt may have ties to a community of women during the 18th century, or a shoe may depict changing fashions of a certain century. The museum's current textile exhibit "Piece by Piece: Quilts Inspired by Nature" is on display through Oct. 8.

Be sure to visit the Berkeley Library site for updates on more Charleston Museum events; the next program will take place Oct. 25 and is aptly themed for the Halloween season, "Manners Most Morbid: Funerary Practices and Traditions of Charleston's Past." 

Event Details Telling Tales through Textiles
@ Daniel Island Library
2301 Daniel Island Drive
Daniel Island
Charleston, S.C.
When: Wed., Sept. 20, 1-2 p.m.
Lectures + Seminars

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Second Kevin Hart show added at PAC on Sun. Sept. 24

Another one

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 10:08 AM

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People love Kevin Hart. And now his Charleston fans have double the opportunities to show their love.

The comedian performs at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on Sun. Sept. 24 at 7 and 10 p.m. The later show was just added due to popular demand. Tickets for the 10 p.m. show go live at noon today, Fri. Sept. 15. You can get them online at or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
Event Details Kevin Hart
@ North Charleston Performing Arts Center
5001 Coliseum Drive
North Charleston, South Carolina
When: Sun., Sept. 24, 7 & 10 p.m.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Tiger Lily teaches floral design class as September fundraiser

Make arrangements

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 1:08 PM

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Every month, Tiger Lily selects a partner for their fundraising program, Charity in Bloom, with 20 percent of proceeds benefitting the selected organization. This month's honoree is the Lowcountry Food Bank, and you can give back at a special floral design class ($75) on Thurs. Sept. 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The class, led by Tiger Lily owner Clara Varga-Gonzales, teaches you how to make a beautiful arrangement — and then you get to take it home. All materials will be provided, in addition to wine, chocolates, and mini cupcakes. Spots are limited so be sure to sign up in advance.
Event Details Floral Design Class
@ Tiger Lily Florist
131 Spring St.
Charleston, SC
When: Thu., Sept. 28, 6:30-8 p.m.
Fashion + Shopping and Benefits + Fundraisers

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