Arts & Entertainment

College of Charleston Foundation Receives First Edition Frederick Douglass Autobiography

By Vincent Fraley Frederick Douglass emerged on the national stage in 1845 and has never left popular memory. The power and poetry of Douglass’ words – printed and spoken – fundamentally changed the conversation about slavery in the U.S. and continues to inspire generations of activists. With Leo and Vicki Williams’ recent gift to the College of…

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Charleston County Public Library Revs Up for NEA’s Read Across America

Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is joining the nation in celebrating the National Education Association’s (NEA) 21st annual Read Across America event. Several library branches will host celebrity readers during events scheduled Feb. 28, and March 1, 4 and 5. Read Across America celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the joy of reading. More than 45 million readers…

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CofC Music Industry Series to Explore ‘Managing, Touring & the Road to the Grammys’

This semester’s second installment of IN THE MIX, the College of Charleston Arts Management Program’s music industry series hosted by world renowned drummer, percussionist, two-time Grammy nominee, and adjunct instructor Quentin Baxter, will be held on Monday, March 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Simons Center for the Arts on campus,…

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Black Millennials Embrace the Struggle and Message of Rapper 21 Savage

By Black Millennial Voices: Malika Elmengad and Franklin Chavis Becoming a well-known hip-hop rapper involves displaying creative genius and talent on the stage and in recording studios. Unfortunately, for some young aspiring hip-hop artists, unjust confrontations with law enforcement appear to be inevitable. This is currently the case with the Grammy-nominated rapper professionally known as…

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kolpeace Honors Black History Month With “Resilient” Exhibition at the Saul Alexander Gallery

By Damion Smalls Lauded Charleston-based artist Christopher “kolpeace” Johnson has gifted the local arts scene with his latest exhibit now on display throughout February at the Saul Alexander Gallery, which is located inside the Main Branch of the Charleston County Public Library. “Resilient” recognizes five impactful and admirable African-Americans that have symbolized unyielding strength through…

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