Thursday, April 11, 2013
Storm-Con SC is July 12-14.
Three days of gaming will come to the Lowcountry in July. The inaugural Storm-Con SC is a multi-genre gaming convention being held July 12-14 at the Holiday Inn Express in Summerville. Tickets for the entire weekend are $25 in advance or $35 at the door. Single day tickets are $10 for Friday and Sunday, and $20 for Saturday. Click here to purchase tickets. Storm-Con strives to create an "inviting and exciting" gaming environment that promotes diversity, all aspects of the gaming hobby. Included in the weekend is a raffle to benefit Camp Happy Days. The goal is to raise $1,000. If you'd like to donate an item, click here to send an email. Raffle items include: Also available at the convention are "play and win" games. These are available …
Two Charleston neighborhoods known for blight get abstract murals.
A little paint can go a long way. Two artists whose work has already graced walls in the West Ashley and North Charleston chART galleries are putting their stamps on a couple of walls in Charleston's Neck area this week. Patch Whisky's psychedelic monsters are claiming the back wall of an autobody shop and are visible from northern King Street. The mural will include work by at least one other artist and will incorporate the name of an area tattoo shop, which is paying for Whisky's paint. At the Gateway to Charleston development project at the corner of King and Carolina streets, the developer hired artist Molly Rose Freeman to install one of her abstract geometric murals on the long sloping wall created by the confluence of I-26 and the …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
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Bravo will debut a new reality TV show set in Charleston. The show is called "Southern Charm." Among the stars? Former State Treasurer Thomas Ravenel, who served 10 months in prison for drug charges in 2008. Bravo wrote this about the series: The notoriously closed society of Charleston, South Carolina unlocks the gates of their centuries-old plantation homes for a real-life look at how modern-day Southern aristocracy lives. Get charmed by the social scene which is bound by tradition and ostentation unlike any other culture in America, through a group of the city’s most charismatic gentlemen and their Southern belle equals. Filming is expected to begin in May, according to media reports. It's expected to debut Summer 2013. Speak Out: …
Monday, April 1, 2013
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Saturday, March 30, 2013
Everything you need to know about egg dyeing, egg decorating and where to get the cheapest eggs in Northeast Columbia.
Ah, tis the season for that sour smell of vinegar to fill the air as eggs everywhere get dyed in little colored cups. But what are the best practices? According to all-things-homemaker Martha Stewart, start with either boiled eggs or use an ear syringe to blow out the contents of a fresh egg. See the how-to here. In Charleston, you can download this coupon to save 75 cents on a dozen Safest Choice eggs at Publix or Harris Teeter. Other than that, 30 eggs at Walmart will cost you $3.98. A dozen eggs at Target is 99 cents. And you can get a dozen Earth Fare eggs for $1. Don't forget you can find other grocery deals on Charleston Patch. After that's done, head over to Real Simple to see how to dye eggs a solid color properly. The first …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
March 2 is Dr. Seuss' birthday — how are you celebrating the famous children's author?
Dr. Seuss was known for his witty sayings and fun rhyming — and sometimes tongue twisting — children's books. March 2 is the author's birthday. Speak out: What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book or saying? Tell us in the comments! Here are 15 Seussisms compiled by the Huffinton Post:
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Cooper River bridges inspire elaborate body art.
As a child, every time Clint Lankford left Charleston, the bridges spanning the Cooper River provided a comforting visage of home when he returned. Later, when the two decrepit cantilever spans were replaced with the new cable-stayed Arthur Ravenel Bridge, the new bridge over the river represented progress. "I'm a Buddhist, so progress and growth and bettering yourself are things we all strive for," Lankford said. So the 28-year-old Hanahan plumber decided the bridges — both old and new — would make an ideal subject for a new piece of body art. It's a way to express his love for home and his devotion to his faith. Plenty of folks come into the Iron Lotus Tattoo Studio in West Ashley seeking Palmetto State emblems, said Dennis Hickman, …
Monday, February 25, 2013
If you missed them the first time around there's still a chance to see some of this year's Oscar winners
Maybe you didn't have a chance to get to the theater when last night's Oscar winners first hit the big screen, but you still have a chance to catch some of films that were nominated this year. Just plug the title into the Moviefone widget above to find the next showing.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Ashley River Baptist Church will host the Carson-Newman A Capella Choir on March 21
The 50-member Carson-Newman University A Cappella Choir is coming to Charleston in March. The group, the university's premier touring ensemble, will perform at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 21 at Ashley River Baptist Church at 1101 Savannah Hwy. "A Cappella is the University's most select audition-only ensemble. We are faith-based and stress quality performance in reflection of the gifts God has blessed us with," said Dr. Eric Thorson, the ensemble's director as well as a Carson-Newman professor of music. "I like to say that God has perfect pitch but we offer our best and, through grace, he accepts the best we have." The performance is free and open to the public.The program will feature a variety of sacred music from Renaissance era hymns to…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Musicians and singers are encouraged to audition for a chance to sing the Star Spangled Banner before a RiverDogs home game during the 2013 season
Attention singers and musicians, the Charleston RiverDogs want you to sing the National Anthem before home games. The Yankees Minor League affiliate is hosting auditions beginning at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 at Joseph Riley Jr. Park. In case of inclement weather the auditions will be rescheduled for Wednesday, March 6. "This is one of our more popular events of our off-season, and reminds us that the baseball season is fast approaching," said RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols in a press statement. "Our National Anthem tryouts always draw a large number of talented individuals and groups. We appreciate their interest, and we're looking forward to the tryouts. It will be an exciting time." Singers, musicians and ensembles with as many …