The State of Dance and Dance Writing

By Eliza Ingle
The State of Dance and Dance Writing

I RECENTLY VISITED two different but culturally rich cities with the objective to  watch, write, and talk about dance. In Philadelphia I attended the Dance Critics Association Conference for a weekend of panels, discussions, and presentations by dance writers, scholars, performers, and choreographers. It’s mission since 1973 has been: The Dance Critics Association consists of... Read »

The Spell of Spoleto

By Eliza Ingle
The Spell of Spoleto

THE PAST DAYS have been filled with so many cultural offerings. It has been stolen luxury to put normal life on hold and float from one event to another experiencing the artistic energy that is so vibrant this time of year.... Read »

Dorrance No Ordinary Hoofer

By Eliza Ingle
Dorrance No Ordinary Hoofer

MICHELLE DORRANCE and her group of eight tap dancers are performing two shows at the Emmett Robinson Theatre. I caught Delta To Dusk on June 2 and thoroughly enjoyed it. Dorrance has been praised for having a fresh perspective on one... Read »

Dancers Usher in Spoleto

By Eliza Ingle
Dancers Usher in Spoleto

HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO is a contemporary dance company that has la crème de la crème of today’s dancers presenting works by world renowned choreographers. The dancers are all inclusive of their art form: they are not only technically proficient, but... Read »

A Local Perspective on Dance

By Eliza Ingle
A Local Perspective on Dance

THERE IS A BUZZ IN THE AIR as Spoleto opens and you can feel an energy shift in people’s schedules as the cultural landscape opens up to new work and ideas. There are other faces on the streets that look... Read »

Micah Comes Home

By Lindsay Koob
Micah Comes Home

THE PAST EIGHT YEARS in Charleston have witnessed the emergence of perhaps the most notable and exciting musical prodigy in our fair city’s history: Micah McLaurin—and I’ve followed almost his entire artistic journey right from the start. After all, it... Read »

Young CAM Musicians at MUSC on May 1

By ChasToday
Young CAM Musicians at MUSC on May 1

The Charleston Academy of Music (CAM), sponsored by MUSC, will present a concert at noon on Thursday, May 1 at the Hollings Cancer Center, 86 Jonathan Lucas Street downtown. Three outstanding young musicians will be featured: Benjamin Halford (violin),... Read »

A Testament to the Power of Theatre

By JP McLaurin
A Testament to the Power of Theatre

A LESBIAN CARTOONIST’S SEARCH to make peace with her closeted father’s suicide is a simple way to describe Fun Home, the Off-Broadway smash musical based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. This show, which is far from simple... Read »

Yuriy Bekker Leads Impressive CofC Orchestra

By Lindsay Koob
Yuriy Bekker Leads Impressive CofC Orchestra

I DECIDED TO TAKE A BREAK from my duties for Delos—the CD label I write for—long enough to catch last Monday night’s concert at the Sottile Theater—featuring two really terrific soloists performing with the lately much-improved College of Charleston... Read »

UNED!TED Coming to Music Hall April 25

By Peter Ingle
UNED!TED Coming to Music Hall April 25

LAURA BALL, impresario extraordinaire and creator of UNED!TED, is spearheading yet another innovative musical collaboration, this time at Charleston Music Hall on John Street. From the piano, Laura will join classically trained and “pop fusion” violinist Rachel Kistler (who... Read »

Sasha Starcevich Performs at CAM

By Peter Ingle
Sasha Starcevich Performs at CAM

CHARLESTON ACADEMY OF MUSIC (CAM) is venturing beyond its studio on Rutledge Avenue to wonderful effect. Tuesday night—the time usually reserved for CAM’s Rush-Hour Mini Concerts—guest pianist Sasha Starcevich performed at the Library Society on King Street, playing works... Read »

The Beauty and Thunder of Great Music

By William Furtwangler
The Beauty and Thunder of Great Music

THE AUDIENCE at the Sottile Theatre Tuesday night may never have heard the name of pianist Konstantinos Papadakis, but after his concert it is doubtful they will ever forget it. As part of the International Piano Series of the... Read »

Where Does He Keep Finding Them?

By Peter Ingle
Where Does He Keep Finding Them?

SUPERB CELLIST EDWARD ARRON has been bringing top-flight musicians to Ashley Hall for several years now: to teach and perform for students during the day, then play an evening concert in the intimate Sottile-Thomson Recital Hall—which Mr. Arron calls... Read »

Ken Lam Sparks CSO in Superb Masterworks

By William Furtwangler
Ken Lam Sparks CSO in Superb Masterworks

THE FIFTH MASTERWORKS concert of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra comprised four sterling performances of top-notch classical music under the lively and exacting baton of Ken Lam, who is being considered for the post of music director of the orchestra.... Read »

Playwrights-in-Residence at Threshold

By Carol Furtwangler
Playwrights-in-Residence at Threshold

THE LOCALLY-BASED WRITING TEAM of Thomas & Judy Heath is not so local any more: How ya gonna keep ‘em down in the South after they’ve seen New York? Friday evening, Threshold Repertory Theatre was filled beyond capacity for... Read »


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