The City Magazine Since 1975

May 2016

Artist Jonathan Green brings a colorful dose of African cultural authenticity to the Spoleto stage
Ninety years after the untimely death of Edmund Thornton Jenkins, Spoleto Festival USA premieres his unfinished operetta, Afram ou La Belle Swita.
Plein-air painter West Fraser’s new book captures the love of his Lowcountry homeland and its magnificent light
The owners of High Wire Distilling Co. imbue a 19th-century single house with soulful folk art  
With four-month-old contemporary art gallery The Southern, Erin and Justin Nathanson are pioneering new territory in the Holy City art scene  
Listened to a Spoleto Festival USA concert in the last two decades? It’s likely that John Kennedy had a hand in its inception
Not sure how to choose among all the Spoleto 2016 offerings? Here, leaders of area arts organizations, plus a couple of media pros, share which shows they can’t wait to catch (aside from the long-ago-sold-out Porgy and Bess). Get the scoop, then go to to snag tickets of your own  
Meet the artist behind Romney Urban Garden’s mosaic mural and get her tips for bringing the art form to your own green spaces
Pickled, fried, tossed—enjoy green beans three ways this season
From coffee and juice at The Daily to sandwiches and late-night eats at Butcher & Bee, business whiz kid-turned-restaurateur Michael Shemtov is behind it all. We spoke with him to learn about Workshop Charleston—his new venture in the Pacific Box & Crate development
Expert advice on food styling to use at your next summertime soiree
The recipe for Minero’s famous dip
Our taste-and-tell guide to some of the latest food and beverage openings in Charleston
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Zimmerman went ultra-feminine this spring, translating old-fashioned accents for today’s modern woman. Our version emulates the soft palette, ruffles, and lace
Last fall, the former Garden & Gun style editor—who now writes about architecture, interiors, and design for the likes of The Wall Street Journal and House Beautiful—founded Seeline Vintage, selling at and trunk shows throughout the South. Here, she fills us in
A novelist from off (but not too far off) visits the Holy City to soak in its character and creative culture
Conor Donohue’s songwriting shines in new release Cayenne
The Footlight Players award the first Anthony Aston Honors this month
Bidr helps fundraisers raise more funds