The City Magazine Since 1975

May 2010

Bolstered by reinvigorated venues, a surge of artists and creative entrepreneurs, and a strengthening reputation as a cultural hub, Charleston is experiencing a dynamic reenvisioning of the arts
A Q&A with music director Emmanuel Villaume
The sensuous rhythms of Afro-Brazilian samba
En pointe with a smart and sassy dance troupe
A Q&A with costume designer Peter O’Brien
Trace the history of the blues from its African roots
Masters in the ancient art of string puppetry
Romancing the stage with sumptuous movement and dramatic beauty
Meet Geoff Nuttall, the exuberant new artistic director for chamber music
Be a part of history at America’s first theater
Celebrate the dynamic artists of the Southeast
Arts Collective: Exploring the hands-on creative vibe of Asheville
Creative Jolt: The dynamic and high-energy world of sculptor Jonathan Brilliant
Caterer Caroline Bevon opens the lid on festival-inspired picnic fare
Pour It Now gets big air on a peninsula skate park with funding from Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission
A contemporary African American traditional roots band
A hands-on helper digs in with Charleston Parks Conservancy to brighten the city’s green spaces
School’s almost out, but geometry is in with bold patterns and prints
Give a hand for polishes in the season’s hottest hues
This devoted community volunteer and longtime arts enthusiast shares some beloved pieces, plus tips on style, entertaining, and the value of silence
Learning the ropes at the James Island County Park climbing wall
The new Cornbread Nation 5 takes readers on a scrumptious tour through Southern foodways
Created to showcase fine wines—and often make them collectors’ items—artist series bring works by the world’s creative talents to the bottle
Put some spring in your salad routine with tips from EVO’s chef-owners
Revisit the Golden Age of cocktails with Pearlz’ take on a classic combination of ginger beer, citrus, and spirits