A Magical Evening of Tango

By Peter Ingle
A Magical Evening of Tango

TANGO BUENOS AIRES brought its magic and magnetism to the Sottile Theatre on Monday night in one of the city’s finest displays of artistry this year. It was the fourth out of five events in the Charleston Concert Association’s 2014-2015 season, and it was a huge success. The show, entitled “the Song of Eva Perón,”... Read »

Pianist Eduardo Monteiro Mesmerizes CAM

By Peter Ingle
Pianist Eduardo Monteiro Mesmerizes CAM

SOME MUSICIANS have an obvious love affair with playing music. In the case of CAM’s guest pianist, Eduardo Monteiro, you get the feeling that he does nothing else day and night except play piano, all the while relishing the... Read »

Ballet Evolution Takes On the Creation Story

By Eliza Ingle
Ballet Evolution Takes On the Creation Story

THE COLLABORATIVE LOVECHILD of Charleston Dance Institute, Chamber Music Charleston, and UNED!TED debuted its first production under the collective name “Ballet Evolution” at the Sottile Theatre to an appreciative crowd eager to see beautiful dancing, live music, and original... Read »

Final Production for Sprouts Theatre

By ChasToday
Final Production for Sprouts Theatre

SPROUTS CHILDREN’S THEATRE is losing its home due to the closing of Creative Spark in Mount Pleasant. But don’t let that stop you from seeing this final production of Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved tale, “The Princess and the Pea,” starring Christina Leidel as the... Read »

The Jewel of Mount Pleasant

By Peter Ingle
The Jewel of Mount Pleasant

COLEMAN BOULEVARD is getting downright urban. You can almost forget that you are a stone’s throw from the Atlantic Ocean—until you cross tiny Shem Creek bridge and glance to the south; to the docks and boats and sliver of water leading to Fort... Read »

Gerard Schwarz Highlights CSO’s Elegance

By Peter Ingle
Gerard Schwarz Highlights CSO’s Elegance

ALL THE SELECTIONS on the program, like the evening itself, were polished and beautifully presented—in some ways making the difficult look easy. That was partly due to the ever-increasing elegance of our orchestra’s playing, and partly to guest conductor Gerard... Read »

Sharing Their Passion for Classical Music

By Peter Ingle
Sharing Their Passion for Classical Music

THE CORDOVA QUARTET began less than two years ago as a group of music students at Rice University. They are now the Young Professional Quartet in Residence at the University of Texas at Austin where they seem destined for a... Read »

The Mystery of Creation in the Arts

By Peter Ingle
The Mystery of Creation in the Arts

WHEN LISTENING to a beautiful piece of music, it is not easy to realize that the sound of each note emerges from utter stillness and silence—from an immaculate void that houses and then gives birth to the creation of... Read »

Love and Laughter in “Sunset Years”

By Carol Furtwangler
Love and Laughter in “Sunset Years”

THRESHOLD REPERTORY Theatre’s 2014 Playwrights-in-Residence Thomas and Judy Heath scored another stunning success with “The Sunset Years” which ended a multi-week sold-out run Sunday afternoon. The husband and wife team made a huge splash both locally and in the... Read »

Another “Ovation” for Chamber Music Charleston

By Peter Ingle
Another “Ovation” for Chamber Music Charleston

THE LAST HALF of the nineteenth century was a perfect storm for the arts. Classical forms were established, romanticism was at its height, and impressionism was starting to take shape. The possibilities for finely executed expression seemed endless. Nowhere... Read »

“Slowgirl” is a Must-See at PURE

By Carol Furtwangler
“Slowgirl” is a Must-See at PURE

IN KEEPING WITH their express aim to present provocative, edgy theater in Charleston, PURE Theatre presented Greg Pierce’s “Slowgirl” on Friday evening in their Upper King Street home. A searingly intense drama sprinkled with laughable moments, the two-character (“two-hander”)... Read »