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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

Re: “Artists locate missing work following City Paper story on Rebekah Jacob Gallery

It's good to see that Julia is still alive.


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Posted by edistomoore on October 21, 2017 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Terrace Theater's late night 'Rocky Horror' screenings encourage bawdy behavior

So the ultrawierd, vulgar, classless creeps have taken over this movie theater. I have no intentions of trying to go and enjoy what I used to think was a great classic. Too bad.

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Posted by Dale Hutchison on October 21, 2017 at 12:13 PM

Re: “'The Book of Mormon' takes vulgarity and hilarity on the road

If you're easily offended, see a different show. If you can handle vulgarity with your guffaws, this show is brilliant. Smart, funny and wildly entertaining. The music is catchy and the lyrics are hilarious and clever right from the first scene's "Hello"! The character development is strong and the show skillfully takes the audience through enough of a rudimentary explanation of the beginnings of Mormonism to make the jokes make sense, even to those unfamiliar with the religion. The Book of Mormon is truly a musical masterpiece, but it's worth noting again, not for the easily offended... PS. My 78 year old father loved it too. - Just sayin'

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Posted by Beth Stevenson 1 on October 18, 2017 at 4:20 PM

Re: “South Carolina Underground Film Festival kicks off in North Charleston on Nov. 11

Hey, thanks so much for the mention, see you there!!

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Posted by Brian T Shirley on October 18, 2017 at 10:11 AM

Re: “'The Book of Mormon' takes vulgarity and hilarity on the road

i hate you. Du hast meiche. DEATH TO SOUTHPARK!

Talk about dumbing down Americans. I feel my IQ has been lowered from even reading this

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Posted by zee on October 17, 2017 at 7:49 AM

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

Anyone who thinks there is artistic merit to anything the creators of southpark invented are a little slower than the rest of us.

I hope that the creators of southpark are killed violently spreading their stupidity like the aids virus that they probably got from each other.

Thank you VIACOM for showing us that there are STUPID CORPORATE CEO's that control and destroy american values with NAZI propoganda like this retarded "play".

I am offended that you theater MORONS thought this play would be welcome here. BOOOO!
You suck! Nobody likes you! I hope It is a LOSS of money for your organization. On top of that it makes you all look STUPID and TRASHY (from the actors to the directors!).

I would rather be raped with a coathanger than donate a penny to the north charleston performing art center after this.

Oh yea WE have the FREEDOM of TIME to go and make our own play countering this horrible production right RON? bullcrap. More like we have the FREEDOM to tolerate BIGOTRY and IGNORANCE like this play in our own backyard and pretend its american when it does not represent our values.

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Posted by zee on October 17, 2017 at 7:40 AM

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

I have seen The Book of Mormon. While it is a vulgar (and hilarious) satire, the ultimate theme is pretty uplifting and espouses much hope for humanity.

Emily, the same freedom of religion that you enjoy also applies to other people, including the creators of this production. Faith is not a zero-sum game. If you feel your faith is diminished because of the beliefs of other people, the problem does not lie with them.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on October 15, 2017 at 2:19 AM

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

Emily, I have not seen the play, so I don't know if it is really filled with lies and nonsense, I can't confirm your impression. I used to attend Mormon worship for a time, and I can confirm that none of the Mormons hurt me, even though I did not find faith there, I still don't belong to any religion. So of course I know there are many good people among the Mormons, though of course nobody is perfect. I have read the Book of Mormon, and while I did not find it persuasive, there is certainly some good stuff in there. And I did not see any terrible stuff there, like I saw some in the Bible, like sexism, homophobia, approval of slavery, approval of genocides. Though I did not like in the Book of Mormon the teaching about the necessity of faith for salvation. I do like though that your church teaches many will be converted after death. Most Christians don't believe that. Anyway, I did not find this teaching in the Book of Mormon though. I did find it in Doctrine and Covenants, so it seems to be a later teaching.

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Posted by Tom Martin on October 14, 2017 at 4:45 PM
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