Arts & Entertainment

College of Charleston Film Series Explores Links Between Gullah Communities, Sierra Leone

By Amanda Kerr The Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World (CLAW) Program at the College of Charleston will host a three-film series exploring the cultural connections between South Carolina’s Gullah communities and Sierra Leone. All screenings will take place in Maybank Hall, Room 100, on the College of Charleston campus. The screenings are free and open to the public.…

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Artists in All Disciplines Sought to Perform or Present at the 2019 North Charleston Arts Fest

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is seeking artists in music, theatre, dance, visual art, media art, and literature to participate in the 2019 North Charleston Arts Fest to be held May 1-5 at various venues throughout North Charleston, SC. National, regional, and local artists, cultural groups, and community organizations are welcome to…

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2018 Colour of Music Festival Announced For October 24-27

The Colour of Music Festival announces the sixth annual Colour of Music Festival October 24-27, 2018 at three historic locations in the heart of downtown Charleston showcasing leading black classical artists from France, Britain, Colombia, and the Caribbean and highlighting the Baroque period (1600s-1750s) and Early Classical period (1730-1809). Since 2013 the Colour of Music Festival (COMF)…

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Trevor Noah Announces First Ever Arena Run With Loud & Clear Tour 2019, Includes March 23 Date at North Charleston Coliseum

Trevor Noah is crossing North America on his first ever arena outing with the Loud & Clear Tour 2019. Kicking off January 18 in Toronto, the 28-city tour will visit cities including Tampa, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and many more. The Daily Show host and celebrated comedian is known around the world for his…

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‘Diversity in the Media Industry: State of the Union’ Forum Receives Overwhelming Response At The 2018 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Leadership Conference

The Multicultural Media Correspondents Association’s Diversity in the Media Industry: State of the Union forum provided insight from top entertainment and media executives regarding diversity in their fields, but also offered viewpoints from the cast of “The Hate U Give” – Actress Regina Hall, Actor Russell Hornsby, and Common, Hip-Hop Artist/Actor/Activist. Congresswoman Val Demings of…

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6th Annual North Charleston Harvest Festival Set for October 20

The City of North Charleston announces the Sixth Annual Harvest Festival featuring live musical performances, an artist market, costume contests, trick-or-treat on the street, a pop-up pumpkin patch, children’s activities, and more. The fall festivities will take place in the Olde Village of North Charleston, located on East Montague Avenue near Park Circle, on Saturday,…

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Where to Get Haunted and Spooked This Halloween Season

Halloween is a big business industry these days, and the commerce of the holiday in the U.S. will exceed $10 billion this year. But what drives this growing industry? For the average family, Halloween over the years traditionally included nothing more than buying candy and costumes for little kids to go trick-or-treating. But, over the…

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Film Review: The Hate U Give

By Dwight Brown The phrase “The Hate U Give Little Infants F—s Everybody” gave the hip-hop group T-H-U-G-L-I-F-E its name. The sentiment from Tupac Shakur (and other group members, Big Syke, Stretch, Mopreme Shakur, The Rated R and Macadoshis) was that the kids you ignore or deride turn into young people who will be a…

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The South Carolina Writers’ Association – Pawleys Island Writers’ Conference Receives Grant From the South Carolina Humanities

Writers from all over South Carolina are attending the Pawleys Island Writer’s Conference hosted by the South Carolina Writers’ Association (SCWA). Thanks, in part, to a $1,000 grant from South Carolina Humanities, writers will learn from some of the best authors and teachers in the industry. SCWA board President, Carol-Ann Rudy says, “We are very…

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