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Re: “Could the crush of development mean curtains for the peninsula's theaters?

Sadly, these issues are nothing new. The arts community in Charleston has been struggling with the same questions and the same space / occupancy issues since the mid-1990s. As the director of the Arts Council who led a visionary study in 1994 which identified exactly the same questions, I've seen and heard all the issues. In Charleston, we have a dearth of affordable real estate, and lack neglected industrial areas which are the typical areas where arts projects flourish. Arts incubators like the one in Alexandria, Virginia started in industrial buildings in depressed areas. Charleston has lacked any sort of downtrodden area with masses of abandoned spaces into which the arts community could blossom. There was a slight glimmer with John Knott and the Noisette development in North Charleston...but that was a non-starter. As your article points out, it requires a rainmaker with capital to front the restoration expense of a neglected building. While Charleston has had a number of people who have funded the arts for years, these benefactors are passing on. And even if an organization had a benefactor, the organization still must have the ability to financially sustain a space after development - and ticket prices rarely account for more than a fraction of the cost of upkeep. I have hoped that Enough Pie will stimulate development in the Neck. Sadly, the desire for a clustered mixed arts district remains elusive in our community.

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Posted by Connection Maven on November 18, 2017 at 8:01 AM

Re: “Did you spot all the Charleston sights on 'Vice Principals' Ep. 1?

My mother always said, if you dont have anything nice to say, then YALL shouldnt say anything at all!

I hope yall all have a great evening! That means everyone; Debbie, Mat, The Ole Man, and of course our very own North Charleston SPARTAN!

Imagine all great things people could
accomplish, if we never worried about who got
the credit?

P.S. I never respond to any post / threads at all,
obviously besides this one. I would venture to
say that, more than 80% of the people that are
posting negative comments, etc... Male or female and of all ages. These are simple just
unhappy individuals with their self and screaming for attention! This is only my opinion, so please dont take it to heart! But I can tell you that I have
never created a Facebook Or twitter etc... I believe we can be used for a great team but Ive so many negative postings, FB can be used for a great things! We all have a right to our opinions, but Ive seen nothing but negative posting, comments, threads. Life is too short to be so hateful.

Posted by Bm22 on November 15, 2017 at 7:20 PM

Re: “YALLFest author Nic Stone asks the hard questions in her YA novel, Dear Martin

Inspired idea. I plan on going to hear her read.

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Posted by YumYum on November 13, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Playful design for Children's Museum expansion gets initial BAR approval

This isnt playful; its a pastiche, badly done.

Posted by LuvtheNewslessCourier on November 11, 2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Stranger Things and the fears and freedoms of the 1980s

The Reagan Administration was a nightmare. It's a good thing America learned its lesson and stopped electing celebrities with dementia to be in charge of the country. We might be in real trouble otherwise. Could you imagine?

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Posted by Ron Liberte on November 10, 2017 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Stranger Things and the fears and freedoms of the 1980s

Wonderful article sir!

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Posted by Chelsea Pugh on November 9, 2017 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Jordan Edwards presents comedy/hip-hop show at Theatre 99 this Saturday


Jordan is hilarious, and he's a rising star!

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Posted by Antonio Fierro on November 7, 2017 at 6:31 PM

Re: “New Halloween remake to begin filming in Charleston

First of all. For everyone that is asking how is Jamie in the new Halloween movie. Because she did not die. In her last movie.. you need to watch the movie clip for the new Halloween 40 years later and then you will understand.. it is going to be a great movie.. happy to see Jamie Lee Curtis. Back I have seen all the Halloween movies and I think this one is going to be awesome!!!! Bud.

Posted by Alyssa Bae Hall on November 5, 2017 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Creekside Comedy night features national and local comics on Fri. Nov. 10

This is going to be great show!

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Posted by Keith Dee on October 26, 2017 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Ballet Evolution blends poetry, music, and dance in 'Notes Between the Shadows'

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Posted by remzizengin55 on October 26, 2017 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Independent filmmaker explores the complex life of Denmark Vesey in 'Vesey's Resitance'

Because it would ruin such a prominent Charleston story, very little attention is given to correspondence filed in the State archives in Columbia between Rutledges and Middletons, Charleston's two most politically prominent families, that talks about framing Vesey for an insurrection to make an example.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on October 26, 2017 at 6:41 AM

Re: “Book of Mormon announces lottery tickets for next week's run at NCHS PAC

Dearest Zee,

Either that is a cutting piece of satire, or you a mouth breathing knob.

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Posted by Brian Tamling on October 24, 2017 at 1:24 PM

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