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‘Serpent of Venice’ another delight from Christopher Moore
‘Serpent of Venice’ another delight from Christopher Moore

Fans of William Shakespeare will tell you that once you get past the intricate language of his works, the plays are truly wild stories of adventure, tragedy and humor with more than a little inappropriateness. In fact, it could be said that...

‘Serpent of Venice’ another delight from Christopher Moore
‘Serpent of Venice’ another delight from Christopher Moore

Fans of William Shakespeare will tell you that once you get past the intricate language of his works, the plays are truly wild stories of adventure, tragedy and humor with more than a little inappropriateness. In fact, it could be said that...

Mitch Ryder still rockin’ after five decades
Mitch Ryder still rockin’ after five decades

Mitch Ryder said there’s a reason why good music comes out of cities that historically are economically strapped and crime-ridden, like Detroit.

The 69-year-old rock ‘n’ roll singer and Michigan native said,...

‘Ring of Fire’ dated but still interesting
‘Ring of Fire’ dated but still interesting

With the presentation of “Ring of Fire” in the ElectricSky Theater, the Clay Center seems to have officially entered the flashback film business.

“Ring of Fire,” which opens Sunday at the arts and science center,...

FestivALL Dance Gala offers up a little of everything

FestivALL danced on Wednesday night with a collaboration between the Charleston Ballet and the River City Youth Ballet Ensemble with the presentation of “Dance Gala,” featuring dancers from the New York City Ballet. The short but...

REVIEW: ‘Catch Me If You Can’ isn’t to be missed

The Charleston Light Opera Guild pulled out all the stops for its FestivALL presentation of “Catch Me If You Can.” A larger-than-life show about larger-than-real criminal (Frank W. Abagnale Jr.), the talented actors of the guild did...

Beethoven played with dash and distinction

The popularity of Beethoven with audiences 200 years after he flourished as a composer is due in part to his easily followed harmonic language. The chords that he used are little different from the harmonies of rock music. The way he manipulated them, ...

‘Yonkers’ at Alban is unassuming, real

The Alban opened its summer production of Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers” Thursday night. Set in 1942, in the middle of World War II, the entire play takes place in the living room of an immigrant grandmother, a Jew who fled...

Review: Elton John wows fans of all ages at Civic Center concert
Review: Elton John wows fans of all ages at Civic Center concert

English singer-songwriter Elton John was back in Charleston after 17 years on Wednesday for a concert at the Charleston Civic Center. The show kicked off this leg of his world tour, which has stops in Virginia Beach, Charlotte and the Bonnaroo Music & ...

Review: Mixed results for “Mountain Stage”

Last week “Mountain Stage” had a sold-out show on their hands. This week, the recorded live radio program struggled to fill seats with the lower half the theater only around half capacity.

Weak-selling shows are always sort of...

‘Maleficent’ a magnificent new twist on an old tale
‘Maleficent’ a magnificent new twist on an old tale

Angelina Jolie (“Tomb Raider”) stars as the titular character in the new Disney blockbuster “Maleficent,” named for the villain in “Sleeping Beauty.” Already a dead ringer with her high cheekbones and pouty...

‘Fault in Our Stars’ a thoroughly enjoyable adaptation
‘Fault in Our Stars’ a thoroughly enjoyable adaptation

Nearly seven years after John Green inconclusively sold the film rights to his novel “Looking for Alaska” to Paramount Pictures, another one of his novels, “The Fault in Our Stars,” has finally come to the big screen. The...

Review: ‘Mountain Stage’ show full of surprises

“Mountain Stage’s” 819th show was a night of surprises big and small.

The first surprise was a little one. Folk rock group, The Head and The Heart, fresh off their appearance this weekend at the Nelsonville Music Festival in ...

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