Saturday, May 18, 2013
South Carolina woman wins "American Idol."
Candace Glover, 23, of Beaufort has won season 12 of "American Idol." Glover has received lots of support from her home state Fox Carolina reported: Glover said: "I'm the poster child for perseverance and determination." And it's paying off: her debut album, Music Speaks, is slated for a July 16 release just a few weeks into the Idol summer tour. Click here to read more. Speak Out: Did you vote for Candace Glover? What did you think of her performance on "Idol'?
Friday, May 17, 2013
Mount Pleasant school showing movie Saturday.
One in five children is diagnosed with dyslexia, yet it remains the most publicly misunderstood learning difference. The Center for Learning Differences Education at Trident Academy invites the community to learn more about dyslexia at a FREE screening of “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia,” accompanied by a panel discussion at Cinebarre Theater (Mt. Pleasant) on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 3 p.m. Please RSVP to email@example.com. “The documentary is extremely well-done and offers an informative look at dyslexia,” says Sandi Clerici, interim head of school at Trident Academy. “The opportunity for the public to gain a better understanding of dyslexia, and the importance of individualized, multisensory education, like that provided …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Acclaimed group from Atlanta area sets June dates in South Carolina.
From Spivey Hall Children's Choir: The Spivey Hall Children’s Choir will be performing concerts in Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina during its 2013 Summer Tour. In Columbia, Dr. Martha Shaw will conduct the internationally recognized choral group in a joint workshop/performance with The Young Sandlapper Singers at St. Michael and All the Angels Episcopal Church. In Charleston, the singers will perform at four senior community centers, as well as during the prestigious Spoleto USA festival as part of the Piccolo Spoleto program. The Spivey Hall Children’s Choir’s June appearances in South Carolina are part of its “Give Back” program. During these regional tours, which occur every three years, the choir typically performs at assisted …
Patch is giving away two tickets to the Saturday performance of Compagnie Käfig.
Are you ready for Spoleto? Patch is giving away two tickets to the Compagnie Käfig performance on the night of May 25. So what exactly is Compagnie Käfig? According to the Spoleto website: When Compagnie Käfig first appeared at Spoleto Festival USA in 2002, the relatively unknown young troupe was an instant audience hit. Since then the innovative hip-hop ensemble, under the superb direction of choreographer Mourad Merzouki, has become an international phenomenon, touring the world with sold out performances. Inspired by an encounter with eleven young dancers from the shantytowns of Brazil, Merzouki created Correriaand Agwa, two heart-stopping works that showcase a sensational combination of athletic samba, hip-hop, and capoeira dance …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Camp for girls aimed at fostering creativity.
Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre has announced the fourth annual Fashion Camp, a day camp, being offered select weekdays from June 10 through July 12 to young fashionistas. The campers will visit different stores throughout the camp to learn aspects of fashion and expressing themselves, including Belk, Claire’s, Francesca’s Collections, Old Navy, Versona Accessories & Ulta, as well as center restaurants Longhorn, P.F. Chang’s and Burtons Grill. During Fashion Camp, girls 6-14 will discover their own distinctive sense of style, accessories and beauty, inside and out. Campers will also learn about self-esteem, healthy habits and organization. The camp will be hosted by two local teachers with a passion for fashion. Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre’s camp …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Once non-existent, the Holy City is bursting at the seams with creativity.
Charleston has always been a favorite destination for vacationers. A history-rich, sleepy Southern town at the ocean’s age will always be attractive. But in the last decade or so the Holy City has reached a new level. A big reason for that is the so-called “creative class” that has emerged in the city. No person typifies the creative class better than Ayoka Lucas (pictured). She’s the founder and force behind Charleston Fashion Week. In a few short years, Fashion Week has gone from a local event to one getting international attention. Speaking to Patch at the DIG South Conference in Charleston last month, Lucas described what it’s been like to witness the city’s transformation. “I have a different appreciation for what Charleston now is,” …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Zac Brown Band's Southern Ground Music and Food Festival returns for a third year.
Willie Nelson will be among the headliners when Zac Brown Band's Southern Ground Music and Food Festival returns for a third year to Charleston on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20. Returning to Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island, the festival will feature sets by Nelson, Band of Horses, The Head and the Heart, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Dawes, and Kacey Musgraves, among additional names to be announced soon. Continuing the festival's annual tradition - which the band kicked off last year with iconic artists such as Gregg Allman and John Mayer - ZBB's "Super Sets" will close both nights with special sit-in performances also to be announced soon. The Charleston event follows the festival's second visit to Nashville, taking place…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Congrats to these few folks who will be going to the Kenny Chesney concert on Saturday!
Jaquelyn Garcia of Columbia, Shannon Badger of Griffin, GA, Anita Burgos of Easley and Hayley Robinson of North Charleston were the lucky winners of the Kenny Chesney tickets to this weekend's concert in Columbia. Stay with your local Patch for more contests.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Proceeds benefit American Red Cross.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Song has stirred up controversy in recent weeks.
It’s been talked about on The View and Conan, spoofed on Saturday Night Live and lit up message boards for the better part of two weeks. It’s the song by country music star Brad Paisley called “Accidental Racist.” Paisley is joined in the song by rapper/actor LL Cool J as they both reference symbols of racism, such as the confederate In interviews such as the one above, Paisley has said the song is a plea to make racism a thing of the past. But critics say it trivializes slavery and that Paisley is in no position to discuss matters of race. What do you think? Here are the lyrics: To the man that waited on me at the Starbucks down on Main, I hope you understand When I put on that t-shirt, the only thing I meant to say is I'm a Skynyrd fan …