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CALENDAR, Feb. 20+:  From theatrical performances to David McCullough

CALENDAR, Feb. 20+: From theatrical performances to David McCullough

Ain’t Misbehavin’: 10 shows through March 5, Midtown Theatre @Duvall Center, 2816 Azalea Drive, North Charleston. This popular jazz musical review that won lots of awards will have nighttime and matinee shows and feature classic jazz hits. Tickets are $35 for adults; $25 for students. Times and more.

Peter and the Starcatcher: Through March 5, Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St., Charleston. Charleston Stage is offering this collaboration of writers Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson that mixes humor and suspense with the Peter Pan story. Several shows. Learn more.

An evening with David McCullough: 6 p.m., Feb. 21, Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Charleston. Award-winning historian David McCullough will reprise a White House performance done with musician Ed Wise at the 100th anniversary celebration of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge. At this performance that will benefit the Charleston Library Society, McCullough and Wise will share stories of history punctuated with the music of George Gershwin and Scott Joplin. For tickets, click here or call 843-723-9912.

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FILM REVIEW:  A Man Called Ove

FILM REVIEW: A Man Called Ove

Reviewed by Tama Howard: Adapted from the Swedish bestselling novel of the same name, A Man Called Ove chronicles the life of a recent retiree who makes it his business to constantly grump at everyone and everything. Feeling lonely and frustrated, Ove decides to end it all until a boisterous young family moves in next-door and inadvertently changes his life.

A mural of the Dixie Hummingbirds in Philadelphia, Pa.

HISTORY: Dixie Hummingbirds

S.C. Encyclopedia | Started in 1928 by twelve-year-old James Davis and neighborhood friends Bonnie Gipson, Jr., Fred Owens, and Barney Parks, the gospel quartet—and later quintet—influenced scores of gospel, soul, and rock and roll artists. First called the Sterling High School Quartet, named for the high school the young men attended in their hometown of Greenville, the group made the transition from a cappella harmony singing at the Bethel Church of God to electrified music.

An 1863 painting of the H.L. Hunley by Conrad Wise Chapman.  Source.

FOCUS: Navy releases archaeological report on recovery of Hunley

Staff reports | The U.S. Navy last week released a 321-page archaeological report on the recovery of the Civil War submarine H.L. Hunley two days before the 153rd anniversary of the loss of the boat.

“H. L. Hunley Recovery Operations, A Collaborative Project of: Naval History and Heritage Command, South Carolina Hunley Commission and Friends of the Hunley,” by Robert S. Neyland, Ph.D., principal investigator and Heather Brown is a comprehensive report that covers the recovery of Hunley, from the planning stages through execution. The book can be downloaded for free through the link above on the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) website.

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GOOD NEWS:  Ettus to keynote Center for Women’s conference

GOOD NEWS: Ettus to keynote Center for Women’s conference

Staff reports | More than 200 people are expected to attend the Center for Women’s annual conference, titled “Act. Aspire. Achieve.”, to participate in various topics to encourage and inspire them personally and professionally.

The conference, which will be held at Trident Technical College in North Charleston, will feature a keynote address by Samantha Ettus, a bestselling author, speaker, TV contributor and syndicated radio host who is widely known as a work/life balance expert and successful business woman.

Also in Good News: $1 million gift for the Halsey Institute; Boeint’s new jet; Archery range open; 50 years for Charleston Southern employee.

PHOTO ESSAY:  Protests visible around the area

PHOTO ESSAY: Protests visible around the area

Protesters have gotten much more visible in the weeks since Donald Trump became president of the United States. Here’s a Photo Essay that shows protesters in North Charleston on Friday and in Mount Pleasant Feb. 7.

MYSTERY:  Where’s this big red heart?

MYSTERY: Where’s this big red heart?

Local architect Steve Coe sent along this Mystery Photo as something that could stump readers. Clue: It’s in the state, but you’re not getting much else from us. Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

SPOTLIGHT: Titan Termite & Pest Control

SPOTLIGHT: Titan Termite & Pest Control

Titan Termite & Pest Control, headquartered in Charleston, is a full service residential, commercial and industrial pest control company serving South Carolina.

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CALENDAR, Feb. 13+:  From a Whale of a Sale to SEWE fun

CALENDAR, Feb. 13+: From a Whale of a Sale to SEWE fun

Whale of a Sale: Feb. 16 to Feb. 18, College Center, Trident Technical College. The Junior League of Charleston’s huge garage sale this year has a new location. There’s also a three-hour “Sponsor Splash” that starts 6 p.m. Feb. 16 for early shoppers, who will enjoy music, food and more as they peruse the array of goods. Learn more about times and costs.

(NEW) Southeastern Wildlife Exposition: Feb. 17 to Feb. 19, around downtown Charleston. Break out your khakis and camos for the annual wildlife event that draws tens of thousands to Charleston for great food, Dock Dogs, art, an auction and more. Check out the whole calendar here.

Ain’t Misbehavin’: 10 shows from Feb. 17 to March 5, Midtown Theatre @Duvall Center, 2816 Azalea Drive, North Charleston. This popular jazz musical review that won lots of awards will have nighttime and matinee shows and feature classic jazz hits. Tickets are $35 for adults; $25 for students. Times and more.

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REVIEW:  A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn

REVIEW: A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn

Reviewed by Linda Stewart | In this second outing for lepidopterist Veronica Speedwell and her natural historian colleague Stoker, they find themselves at loose ends after a canceled research trip abroad.