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Bibb shines at Mountain Stage

The melting snow and slush that covered area streets and sidewalks may have kept some people home from the Culture Center theater Sunday night. The crowd at Mountain Stage was a little thin. The bottom of the auditorium was nearly full but the balcony ...

Film music played in an intimate setting

Composers of film music do not always write just for films. Many, like John Williams and Bruce Broughton, have maintained vibrant careers as composers of art music, when not spending 80 hours a week working on a film.

The earliest film composers ...

Divinely uproarious, “Sister Act” wows the crowd

Midweek musicals are not always an easy sell, but fans who flocked to the Clay Center Wednesday evening were not disappointed as the slightly sacrilegious, but wildly entertaining “Sister Act” graced the Charleston stage. This hysterical ...

Brilliance lost on “Brilliant Traces”

By Autumn D. F. Hopkins

For the Gazette

Community theater is a tricky thing; participants must walk the tightrope of offering something generically appealing enough to please the masses yet still edgy enough to sate the artistic vision of ...

Mountain Stage acts don’t disappoint

The rest of the world may have been at home watching the Grammy Awards, but if you’re a country music fan in Charleston, the state Culture Center was a good place to be on Sunday night. While they had distinctly different sounds, the bands...

Shen Yun delivers lyrical, storied performance

The audience gasped as the curtain rose for the first of two performances from Shen Yun Performing Arts — a New York-based group that focuses on traditional Chinese culture.

What caught the audience’s collective breath was fog...

Seger still has all the right ‘Night Moves’
Seger still has all the right ‘Night Moves’

By Autumn D.F. Hopkins

For the Gazette

It is a pretty spectacular thing to stand in the arena of your hometown and hear a living legend belt out almost every hit he has ever written. That is exactly what Bob...

Old rockers give ‘Mountain Stage’ audience a surprise

If you don’t like surprises, you would have hated Sunday night’s “Mountain Stage.”

If you hated Sunday night’s “Mountain Stage,” I would have given ...

Mendelssohn, found not on new ground, but without fault

Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64has long been near the top of the charts for popularity in Western Art music, which means it is so familiar that it is hard to hear anything new in it. Violinist Nikki Chooi, in his debut with the ...

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