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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 sensory exploration of West African masquerade


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

Arts Profile

Creative Jolt: The dynamic and high-energy world of sculptor Jonathan Brilliant

Chef's Table

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

Local Music

A contemporary African American traditional roots band

A hands-on helper digs in with Charleston Parks Conservancy to brighten the city’s green spaces

Scouting Report

School’s almost out, but geometry is in with bold patterns and prints

Style File

Give a hand for polishes in the season’s hottest hues

The Charleston Profile

This devoted community volunteer and longtime arts enthusiast shares some beloved pieces, plus tips on style, entertaining, and the value of silence

Lowcountry Ramblings

Learning the ropes at the James Island County Park climbing wall

Quick Bite

The new Cornbread Nation 5 takes readers on a scrumptious tour through Southern foodways

Quick Bite

Created to showcase fine wines—and often make them collectors’ items—artist series bring works by the world’s creative talents to the bottle

Quick Bite

Put some spring in your salad routine with tips from EVO’s chef-owners

Quick Bite

Revisit the Golden Age of cocktails with Pearlz’ take on a classic combination of ginger beer, citrus, and spirits

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