Dangermuffin Album Release in Charleston, SC with Forlorn Strangers

Where:  Charleston Pour House

When:  Saturday, March 25th – 8:00 pm doors / 9:00pm show

Admission:  $13.00 advance / $15.00 door

ON THE DECK: Sweet Sweet, 6:00 pm, FREE

Charleston, SC’s Dangermuffin is proud to announce the release of their newest studio album Heritage on March 31st, 2017. Themes of sea, sun, and spiritual connection weave through the eight-track release combining a cohesive blend of Alt-Americana, Island grooves, Folk and Jam. In celebration of the band’s sixth release, Dangermuffin will tour throughout the spring and summer in support of the album.


On Heritage, Dangermuffin reaches into their creative arsenal to craft an album showcasing the band’s signature coastal-influenced grooves melded with Americana sensibilities and Appalachian fingerpicking. The album’s lyrics contemplate the universal human connection to our ancestors, ancient traditions and symbols while yearning for humanity to get back to its roots. It is an audible showcase weaving introspective lyrics with catchy, nimble guitar riffs. Six of the eight songs were recorded acoustically adding to the album’s organic feel; and although Dangermuffin has performed as a trio for many years, the recent addition of their newest member Markus Helander of Finland on drums makes Heritage the band’s most progressive album to date. Fittingly, the album’s soaring vocals were recorded in Charleston’s historic Unitarian Church, a National Historic Landmark built in 1772.

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Mad Hatter Tea Party brewing at Magnolia Gardens
What:  Mad Hatter Tea Party
Where:  Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
When:  Saturday, March 25th – 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Admission:  $5.00 Wrist Band is Required in addition to regular admission or annual pass – $15.00 – Adults / $10.00 Children 6 – 12 / Free – Children 5 and under
Don’t be late for the Mad Hatter Tea Party at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens on Saturday, March 25, near the horticultural maze.
The four-hour event starts at 11 a.m. and is designed for children three to 12 years old. The maze area will be become a wonderland of entertainment including a giant chess set, flamingo croquet, face painting, photo booth, games, refreshments and more. Prizes will be given for the best costumes.
Participation in the Mad Hatter activities will require purchase of a $5 wristband in addition to the garden admission. Adults accompanying a child are not required to have a wristband.  Children two and under do not require a wristband. The children of annual members will require the purchase of the $5 wristband.
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Charleston’s annual memorial observance of the Holocaust inclues a first-hand account from a Holocaust survivor, a silent march, and a tribute to our local living survivors.

Full Schedule:

  • 3:00 PM I READING OF THE NAMES AND MEMORIAL SERVICE, HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL, MARION SQUARE
  • 3:45 PM | SILENT MARCH TO CHARLESTON MUSEUM
  • 4:30 PM | KEYNOTE SPEAKER ARLETTE LEVY BAKER, CHARLESTON MUSEUM, 360 MEETING STREET

Reception to Follow

This year’s keynote speaker is Arlette Levy Baker, and her talk is entitled “A Hidden French Child in the Holocaust.” Mrs .Baker will share her deeply personal and emotional story.

This event is generously co-sponsored by the City of Charleston and funded with support from the Jerry and Anita Zucker Family Endowment Fund, Saul Alexander Foundation, The Oscar and Mona Sokol Foundation, and Tbonz Foundation Inc.

For questions or to be involved please contact
Rebecca Engel at RebeccaL@jewishcharleston.org

Free Admission

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27th Annual Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival Set to Take Place April 7-8

Food, Fun and Tons of Art in a Family-Friendly Atmosphere

Folly Beach, SC The 27th Annual Sea & Sand Festival, Folly Beach’s longest-running event, will take place on Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8. This celebration of Folly Beach, presented by the Folly Association of Business (FAB), features over 85 local art and food vendors throughout Folly River Park and Center Street.

The event kicks off Friday, April 7th with the 4th Annual Miss Sea & Sand Pageant in the Folly River Park at 7 p.m. Winners in various age groups will have the opportunity to wear their crowns and sashes during the Sea & Sand Festival, and may also volunteer to appear at all of Folly’s fun events throughout the year.

The festivities continue at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 8 with a celebration of Folly art and food that stretches up Center Street, from Huron to Ashley, with even more vendors in Folly River Park. The giant kids’ activities zone features a four-station bungee jump trampoline, carnival games, face-painting & more. Other attractions include a mechanical bull, corn hole, silent auction, book signing and 6 live bands.

Festival entry is $5; children 10 and under are free. As always, the Sea & Sand Festival is a family-friendly event. Sea & Sand strictly prohibits all pets, coolers and outside food or beverages. All bags will be checked at the festival entrance and prohibited items and other items deemed inappropriate may be confiscated and may result in denial of access into the event. FAB asks festival-goers to “Enjoy Folly and Respect Folly.”

For more information about the 27th Annual Sea & Sand Festival, go to VisitFolly.com, download the free Visit Folly app, find us on Facebook at Visit Folly. For festival vendor inquiries, contact festival vendor coordinator Ben Bounds at 843-408-6439 or by email at follybeachseaandsand@gmail.com.

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*Disclaimer:  The house represented in the original publication is not the house under consideration, nor has one been confirmed.  Please note, that any re-posts has images of the house embedded on social.  Unless the posting is removed, the image of the house will remain. 

How often have you walked the sands of Folly Beach said to yourself, this would make the perfect MTV Real World Beach House?  It seems these thoughts may become a reality.  An unnamed source has indicated that MTV is considering a new season of MTV’s Real World and has been in discussions with five possible locations, including Folly Beach, SC.

Cities also under discussion are Laguna Beach, CA, Charlotte, NC, Memphis, TN and Portland, OR.  Sources say, these cities have each showed prominent growth in the mid-market size over the last few years and could bring in a promising audience base.  The need to branch out from the major urban markets such as San Francisco and New York is showing the shift in living patterns among Americans today.

This thought process is consistent with the growth we have seen in the Lowcountry since 2010.

Production teams have been scouting these five locations, speaking with locals and city officials and determine the best option for this reality show.  The early indication is that the production studio will make a decision by April 1, 2017.

Folly Beach

Folly Beach made the top five because it combines beach life, city life and a thriving economy that could bring a very positive spike in viewers.  It can also present concerns around traffic and sentiment from residents and visitors.  One issue that is also in discussion is the drinking ban on the beach and how the show could work around that restrictions.  One solution is the use of a fence to temporarily privatize a portion of the beachfront right behind the house.

With the new dining additions on the pier, a more diverse visitor base, the beach restoration and a thriving Center Street, Folly Beach could soon be in the national spotlight.  Move over Gronkowski, there may be some new muscle moving into town.

If selected, the primary city will have priority on casting, but sources say, they will interview in other locations to ensure a diverse mix in the house.

Keep you eyes open for further news as we may see MTV in the house rocking it Folly Beach style.

 

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Donate A Book, Get a Beer!

Books for Beer returns! On Tuesday, April 11th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. bring a gently used book to Bay Street Biergarten and receive one free beer! Also, any child that brings a children’s book to donate will receive a free root beer! (Limit one beverage per person)

During our Books for Beer event, we’ll be selling books and will have some amazing silent auction items for you to bid on. Admission is FREE.

This is sure to be one fun event and we hope to see you there!

Bay Street Biergarten Official Website

Charleston Friends of the Library Official Website

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By Mark A. Leon

One must not look far to find the historic quaint landscape of the College of Charleston. From its brick to its flowers, the college offers a sculpted architectural and floral experience.

Most know of the Cistern Yard, gated entrance guarded by the famous cougar, Mace Brown Natural History Museum, Addlestone Library, Halsey Art Institute and historically significant preserved buildings, but hidden just behind the student center is an exotic place.

This is a place of wonder, peace and comfort. The College of Charleston koi fish pond is a true escape from the trials of studying and exams. Whether you are a student, parent or visitor, take time to sit by the pond, on the lawn or rest on a table. Smell the flowers, gaze at the turtles and fish or just daydream the afternoon away.

The koi pond is one of many reasons the College of Charleston is the seamless blend of academia, history and natural beauty.

Come with us and enjoy this pictorial album

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Charleston, SC is known for its visual beauty and vibrant engaged community involvement. Instagram is one of the best platforms to celebrate visual sharing. Here is your chance to reward your favorite Instagram accounts.

Take our one question survey and vote for your favorite account. You can vote as often as you like. Polls will remain open for seven days through 11:59 PM Thursday, March 24th.

Let us know who shows off the Holy City the best!!!

Happy Voting

Click here to vote

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MEDIA ALERT: O2 FITNESS, CITY OF CHARLESTON TO PRESENT FREE WORKOUT SERIES IN APRIL

WHAT: O2 Fitness Clubs will partner with the City of Charleston and healthy food vendors to offer free, public group fitness classes this April collectively known as ShapeUp Charleston.

WHEN: The classes will take place from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM each Monday and Wednesday in April.

WHERE: ShapeUp Charleston will be presented at McMahon Park, located at the corner of Rutledge Avenue and Moultrie Street. (Alternate site is across the street in Hampton Park, on the Ashley Avenue side.) Parking is available in designated spaces.

NOTE: Pre-registration for the program is not required – participants may simply walk up, sign up and shape up. All classes will be led by certified O2 Fitness group fitness instructors.

CLASS SCHEDULE:

Date:                           Class:

April 3                          Les Mills BodyCombat: Release your inner warrior – high energy martial arts inspired that is totally non-contact. Develop coordination and release stress. Punch and kick your way to fitness. No experience needed.

April 5                          WERQ: Wildly addictive cardio dance workout based on the hottest pop                                        and hip hop music.

April 10                        Les Mills BodyFlow: Embrace parts of yoga, tai-chi and pilates – a relaxing class that builds strength and improves flexibility.

April 12                        WERQ

April 17                        WERQ

April 19                        HIIT – Interval Training: Muscle-building and fat-burning.

April 24                        Les Mills BodyCombat

April 26                        Les Mills BodyFlow

MEDIA CONTACT:
Daniel Brock
Rawle Murdy
(919) 820-2612
dbrock@rawlemurdy.com

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TILLMAN HONOR RUN SET FOR DANIEL ISLAND APRIL 22

CHARLESTON, SC —  Saturday, April 22, the 13th anniversary of Pat
Tillman’s death, the Arizona State University Alumni South Carolina Club
will hold a 4.2 mile run-or-walk race as a fundraiser to support the
Tillman Scholar program.

Pat Tillman, an ASU graduate, gave up a pro football career with the
Arizona Cardinals in 2002 to enlist in the Army with his brother Kevin
following the attacks of 9/11, serving tours of Iraq and Afghanistan
with the Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment. His unit was ambushed on the
evening of April 22, 2004 in eastern Afghanistan and Tillman died
providing cover for fellow soldiers as they escaped from the canyon.

Founded in 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans
and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse
community of leaders committed to service to others.

The Arizona State University Alumni Association, in support of the Pat
Tillman Foundation, coordinates Tillman Honor Runs, hosted by ASU Alumni
Chapters and Clubs around the United States.
Up to 60 of the best-poised leaders, who show strength in character,
academic excellence and incredible potential, are chosen as Tillman
Scholars. They are individuals who will apply the best lessons they’ve
learned in life and the military to impact our country for years to come
in medicine, business, law, science, education and the arts.

Pat Tillman is an American Hero, someone I look up to every day of my
life,” said Billy Hall, Hall Management Group. “I wish I had the guts to
do what he did. He will always be a huge part of our family’s lives.”

Julian Smith, Executive Director of the Cooper River Bridge Run, said,
“It’s an honor to be part of this race. While it is important to promote
health and physical fitness, it’s also important to recognize courage
and the values of heroic Americans.”
Tillman Honor Runs are casual, family-friendly fun-runs. All are welcome
to come together with ASU alumni, fans, and members of the military
community to remember and honor the legacy of Pat Tillman.

For questions about the Charleston Honor Run, please contact the event
Captain, Joel Jackson, jjackson@redhat.com.

DATE AND TIME
Sat, April 22, 2017
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
LOCATION
MUSC Health Stadium
1990 Daniel Island Dr.
Charleston, SC 29492

Sign up Details

 

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