Arts & Entertainment

New Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Shows Rarely Seen Photos of Billie Holiday’s Private and Public Worlds

In April 1957, photographer Jerry Dantzic had an assignment from Decca Records to photograph Billie Holiday during a weeklong run of performances at the Newark, New Jersey, nightclub Sugar Hill. What unfolded was an unexpected and intimate journey into her private and public worlds. His photos comprise the largest collection of images from any single…

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Charleston Gospel Choir Announce Auditions For New Singers August 20 and 27

The Charleston Gospel Choir is seeking new volunteer members for its 2019-2020 season. The Gospel Choir will hold a voice assessment Tuesday, August 20 and Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. each evening at Second Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 342 Meeting Street, downtown Charleston. Volunteers are asked to prepare a solo of their choosing and vocalize in a…

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Harlem Renaissance Movie Night

Members of Gamma Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. gathered in sisterly fellowship and “Harlem Renaissance” era fashion on Friday, July 19, 2019, to view the movie, “Swing,” which was written, directed, and produced by Oscar Michaeux. He was described as the first major and most successful African American filmmaker of the…

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Nikki Giovanni To Headline 2019 Black Ink Charleston

Nikki Giovanni, the world-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator, will be featured as the keynote speaker at this fall’s Black Ink, Charleston’s African American book festival. The festival, a program of the Charleston Friends of the Library and a part of the MOJA Arts Festival, will take place on Saturday, October 5 at 2…

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The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents Without Regard to Sex, Race or Color and HBCUs: Creating Power Through Education

  The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents two concurrent exhibits, Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color by Andrew Feiler and HBCUs: Creating Power Through Education by Synthia SAINT JAMES, on view at City Gallery August 23 through October 6. The two distinct shows examine race, privilege, and the power of education…

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Film Review: Good Boys

By Dwight Brown Quick! Someone call Child Protective Services. Three juvenile actors have been kidnapped and forced to play bawdy tweens in this uncontrollably hilarious coming-of-age film.  With a salacious script by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, pervy direction by Stupnitsky, and a sense of devious humor that reeks of producer Seth Rogen (Pineapple Express), audiences…

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