Arts & Entertainment

Charleston’s Poet Laureate announces new “pay what you want” poetry book, publishing company and pop-up virtual readings

  Marcus Amaker, Charleston’s first Poet Laureate, has unleashed his latest project. The Birth of All Things is a 104-page poetry book about an eclectic mix of subjects: battle droids, Björk, the black experience, beats, the blues, Bessie Coleman, a beautiful baby, and more. The cover art features work from Florida digital artist Nick Davis.…

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Film review: There’s Something in the Water

They’re making a lot of noise up in Nova Scotia. Local activists of African and Native American descent are holding big businesses and the government accountable for polluting their water and causing an uptick in cancer cases. They’re sounding the alarm and applying pressure. The surprising but very worthy champion of their efforts to expose environmental racism is actress…

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Charleston Symphony To Livestream Previous Masterworks Performance “Pictures at an Exhibition” In Collaboration With Artist Mary Whyte’s “We the People: Portraits of Veterans In America” Exhibition

The Charleston Symphony will livestream their previous Masterworks performance, Pictures at an Exhibition, featuring the orchestra performing iconic works by Copland, Respighi, and Mussorgsky on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28, at 7:30pm. Mary Whyte’s new collection, We the People: Portraits of Veterans in America will be projected on the screen. A Charleston resident, Mary Whyte is…

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#QuarantineAndChill: Things to Do During the COVID-19 Crisis

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Culture and Entertainment Editor Covid-19, Coronavirus or “Rona” as some are calling it has changed the way society typically functions. Some cities have imposed mandatory quarantines while others are encouraging self-control and self-quarantining. Many are complying with official requests for social distancing and eliminating contact with those outside…

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The Clark Sisters’ Highly Anticipated New Album “The Return” Available Now on All Digital Platforms

The Legendary Grammy Award-winning gospel group, The Clark Sisters’ newest album, The Return, is now available on all digital platforms. This album, a release by Karew Entertainment and Motown Gospel, is the seventeenth complete album of the legendary group with producer credits to include Rodney Jerkins, Warryn Campbell, Jermaine Dupri, Mano Haines, and more. The…

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