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  • When professor Marc Regnier isn’t training the next generation of classical guitarists, he’s recording with the greats 
  • Karl Beckwith Smith creates murals on canvas for homes and businesses all over town
  • From “grown-to-sewn” to big vats of moody blues, Donna Hardy is dyeing to reclaim history
  • PURE Theatre’s Sharon Graci preps for another season of pushing the envelope
  • WINGS for Kids CEO Bridget Laird is taking the locally based nonprofit—which focuses on developing social and emotional intelligence in underserved children—to new heights
  • Marine scientist Dr. Peter Kingsley-Smith talks artificial oyster reefs, invasive shrimp, and miraculous crabs
  • Bette Mueller-Roemer puts decades of ceramics study to work in her vibrant raku pottery
  • Andy McCarthy, ruler of King of Pops’ Charleston empire, fills us in on his cool job
  • Top concierge Kevin McQuade makes it his mission to show visitors the essence of Charleston
  • Talking hip-hop with dancer, instructor, and choreographer Naquan Villega
  • Tiffany Reed Silverman leads an artistic renaissance as director of The Citadel’s fledging fine arts program
  • Nationally lauded poet Richard Garcia celebrates his new book’s debut at Piccolo Spoleto
  • Renowned Charleston milliner Leigh Magar follows South Carolina’s textile history to Columbia’s Olympia Mill Village and finds inspiration for her new line of hand-dyed and -sewn dresses
  • Catch up with guitarist Lee Barbour, who creates surf jazz, gypsy swing, and more
  • Jacob Lindsey brings equal parts chutzpah and worldly know-how to Charleston’s Civic Design Center
  • Toy inventor Dr. David Wyman takes entrepreneurship seriously    
  • Meet Dana Stevens, the L.A. writer and producer who set sultry new legal drama Reckless here in Charleston. 
  • Janine McCabe conjures theatrical characters through costume design 
  • Justina Lasley has devoted 20-plus years to helping people seek out the answers they’re sleeping through
  • Natural-world inspiration is at the heart of all Becca Barnet’s creations—from taxidermy to site-specific installations.