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Comment Archives: Stories: Arts+Movies: Spoleto Buzz

Re: “Spoleto 2017 ends with a bang

A funny and vibrant recap of a stunningly gorgeous South Carolina day... we need more articles like this!!

Posted by Daniel Kfoury on June 13, 2017 at 12:11 AM

Re: “Spoleto 2017 ends with a bang

Full Spoleto Scene x Lit By Lumos Gallery: https://www.simplebooth.com/gallery/BmqNXDLKiEpK

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Posted by Lit By Lumos on June 12, 2017 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Guests go all out, vodka shots flow, and Anita Zucker takes to the dance floor at Tatyana's Ball

How very wonderful to see this event go back to its roots as a dinner and dance.

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Posted by Mitchell Crosby on June 5, 2017 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Drink this now, a Spoleto cocktail in a quiet space

Could you please site your research??

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Posted by Megan Deschaine on June 2, 2017 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Drink this now, a Spoleto cocktail in a quiet space

Activated Charcoal is trending in bars across the country, but the medical consensus is that it should not be a cocktail ingredient. Unless you enjoy making your birth control or other medication inactive. http://imbibemagazine.com/dangerous-drinks…

Posted by Megan Deschaine on June 2, 2017 at 12:52 PM

Re: “The Top 10 versions of Gershwin's 'Summertime'

Whitney Houston did a brilliant live version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8sKnX9e69E

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Posted by Dutchmusicfan1992 on May 10, 2017 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Spoleto Festival USA Offers last chance ticket savings for locals this weekend

What's the promo code for online sales?

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Posted by designerchica on April 5, 2017 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Spoleto's Nigel Redden reflects on immigrants and the arts in op-ed

HOW MANY "ACTS" do you get from YEMEN ? maybe they can have beheadings and worling dervaishes to set a festive mood!?!

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Posted by John Byram on February 7, 2017 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Critics are split on Spoleto's Little Match Girl

I hate feeling stupid. "The Little Match Girl" has ended up making me feel stupid because I simply didn't "get it". I have friends (well, at least one friend) who did like it although I attribute some of his liking it to the fact that he can speak & understand German. Everyone else I talked to was simply left out in the cold (the "stupid" cold) with me. I think if it had been about one hour 15 minutes shorter I would have liked it a lot more. It should NOT have been billed as opera. It was not an opera, at least not what I understand to be opera.

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Posted by JRZGRL1 on June 10, 2016 at 7:28 PM

Re: “Randy Weston celebrates his roots, the Post and Courier ignores theirs

Criticism of the media and calling attention to the stereotypes and lazy reporting they espouse is critical to a free society. The P&C has been consistently on the wrong side of history, as has most of SC, regarding race related matters. When we threaten those who call out the establishment and seek to silence them via intimidation and ridicule is the exact path taken to the Iraq War and a Trump presidency. It’s Haire’s job to be the voice that criticizes corporate (typically conservative) local media – not be the next John Keats. Having read the original version of the article there was no attempt drag Eric’s name through the mud or cynical ploy to get hits. Eric had a misdemeanor, so what. Do you really think he would be embarrassed by that? I knew Eric to be a brash and opinionated guy and I loved him for that. It seems Haire is getting raked over the coals for that same qualities that we appreciated in Eric.

Haire did the right thing by honoring Ms. Senteners request. We should do the right thing and be prepared to have an adult conversation about racial matters and how they’re dealt with in the media.

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Posted by theVandal on June 6, 2016 at 11:30 PM

Re: “Randy Weston celebrates his roots, the Post and Courier ignores theirs

"Some have equated Eric Brantley's murder to the brutal race war killings of the Emanuel 9"

Now you're just making shit up. Enough already. Just stop.

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Posted by Jaxx on June 6, 2016 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Randy Weston celebrates his roots, the Post and Courier ignores theirs

Mr. Haire continues his efforts to bore us to death. Most of us read more than the Post & Courier daily yet, I do admit that I suffer greatly when City Paper is one of those reads.
One more observation: Let's be very clear about Mr. Brantleys death. Eric Bratley did not die. He did not pass. Eric Brantley was murdered. He was alone. He did not willingly go. He was murdered.
Mr. Hairs fails miserably to compare and contrast or develop a storyline, repeatedly. Here's a recap:Culture+P&C+Spoleto+Racism+Innocent Victim+Murder Suspects+Innocent Victim+History+Haires+City Paper=💩

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Posted by Lisa Marie Campbell on June 6, 2016 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Randy Weston celebrates his roots, the Post and Courier ignores theirs

does anybody really care what Chris Haire has to say? Just cause hes got a forum to print it doesnt mean its worth reading.

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Posted by bigideal0904 on June 6, 2016 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Randy Weston celebrates his roots, the Post and Courier ignores theirs

You are a hack. You dragged my son's name into your obvious hatred for the Post & Courier...it has nothing at all to do with Eric Brantley. For your information, that article was not presented to the friends and family the way it was written. I for one, was so upset, I couldn't even comment on it. It was written a week after his MURDER. What part of this do you not understand? It is not about an omission of a criminal record of my son...he had a ticket for a misdemeanor and maybe traffic charges. So the omission of that is what you're touting as a point in a piece you were writing for Spoleto....has no relevance. Again...you are a hack. You should be fired. It is not a black and white thing for myself or for Eric, his neighbors came over to comfort me and to tell me what a wonderful person he was when I had the unfortunate task of packing his belongings. His neighbors were black..not that it matters, it only matters to you. His neighbors hugged me, told me what a good man he was, and what he did for them. AND...how they hoped that the criminals that murdered my son would get what they deserved.They assured me that they would pay for taking a good man. Take it for what it is worth...it doesn't matter that you retracted Eric's name from your piece...you threatened to use his name again. Don't go there.

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Posted by Suzanne J Sentner on June 6, 2016 at 12:23 AM

Re: “Randy Weston celebrates his roots, the Post and Courier ignores theirs

You suggested that P&C was guilty of bigotry because they did not draw a parallel between Eric's misdemeanor and his murderers' multiple felonies. So yes, you did attempt to draw a parallel. One that doesn't exist.

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Posted by Jaxx on June 5, 2016 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Randy Weston celebrates his roots, the Post and Courier ignores theirs

Surely everyone realizes that I didn't draw the parallels, nor would I have covering this. The P&C wrote an article which had at its base the argument that there were parallels.

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Posted by chrishaire on June 5, 2016 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Randy Weston celebrates his roots, the Post and Courier ignores theirs

It was detracting from the overall point because it wasn't relevant.

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Posted by Jaxx on June 5, 2016 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Randy Weston celebrates his roots, the Post and Courier ignores theirs

Eric was a 43 year old man with one simple possession charge over 20 years ago. These pieces of shit, at 17 years old, have already stacked up multiple fire arms charges, manufacturing, trespassing, receiving stolen goods, attempted murder, assault, failure to stop for blue lights, hindering police, and now armed robbery and murder all within the last two years. One misdemeanor does not illustrate any sort of parallel to their litany of felony charges. Surely you realize that.

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Posted by Jaxx on June 5, 2016 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Randy Weston celebrates his roots, the Post and Courier ignores theirs

I have removed the comment in the article mentioning Eric Brantley's horrific murder since it was detracting from the overall point of this post. No offense was ever meant to his memory or his family or friends, although I was aware that merely mentioning his arrest would stir up anger. However, I felt it was important to point out the arrest given that the article in question examined the parallel lives of Brantley and his alleged murderers and that the omission in such a piece helped illustrate how a type of blind-eye bigotry still infects the P&C when it comes to issues involving race. The EBLA and I will probably never see eye to eye on this, and I'm willing to accept that. I may address the complaints and issues raised by some of his friends in a future column, in part because it has introduced another aspect of life in modern Charleston, if not modern America. Some have equated Eric Brantley's murder to the brutal race war killings of the Emanuel 9, I don't see a connection, but I understand the grief of those left behind. However, I do believe that the reaction by certain portions of the white community to Brantley's murder is similar to the reactions of the black community following the Walter Scott community — the anger, the protest, the social media prescene. Sadly, too many in the white community have defended Michael Slager's action and, as far as I know, little to no in the black community has condemned the actions of the two men that killed Eric Brantley. The two reactions very much speak to the division between whites and blacks in the Charleston area. All of this is also wrapped up in the rapid gentrification of Park Circle by whites and the increasing paranoia/obsession about crime in the neighborhood, a paranoia in which those affected see any black male teenager or a black man as a threat and not as their neighbor. In part, this fear has arisen as more whites have begun to more into the traditionally lower-income pockets of Park Circle where lower-income blacks have traditionally lived. Instead of breeding a feeling of community, sometimes it seems that only more animosity and fear are being created.

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Posted by chrishaire on June 5, 2016 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Randy Weston celebrates his roots, the Post and Courier ignores theirs

There is no comparison. EBLibArmy is correct. Eric got caught with a little weed, so have I (more than once), so have many others here in the Chuck, uhhh so what. There is no "somewhat" comparison to be made. The little lowlife animals that killed him were seriously studying Murder 101 for a few years already. Those animals and their accomplices won't be missed by anybody but many people will miss Eric for years to come.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on June 5, 2016 at 12:50 PM
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