Articles by: Charleston Currents

CALENDAR, Feb. 27+:  Museum to showcase beautiful, old quilts

CALENDAR, Feb. 27+: Museum to showcase beautiful, old quilts

Staff reports | Starting in mid-March, the Charleston Museum’s Textile Gallery will present a unique display of themed historic quilts from its extensive quilt collection. The first installment of this exhibition will consist of quilts with botanical designs, the other with geometric motifs. Also ahead:

* Charleston Wine + Food Festival
* Love, Sex & the IRS
* Speth, George talk on conservation
* Run with the Wild Things
* Ain’t Misbehavin’

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REVIEW:  Apprentice in Death by J.D. Robb

REVIEW: Apprentice in Death by J.D. Robb

Reviewed by Jennifer Myers | RApprentice in Death is book 43 in J.D. Robb’s (a pseudonym for Nora Roberts) long-running futuristic series about a police detective Eve Dallas and her businessman husband Roarke. This fast-paced thriller starts when a sniper kills three seemingly random victims at Central Park’s ice-skating rink. Roarke develops a genius computer program to track down the location of the sniper and the New York Police and Security Department (NYPSD) is shocked to realize there are two snipers.

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HISTORY: Edwin A. Harleston

S.C. Encyclopedia | Edwin Augustus “Teddy” Harleston was born in Charleston on March 14, 1882, to the shipper-turned-mortician Edwin Gailliard Harleston and Louisa Moultrie. Harleston won a scholarship to the Avery Normal Institute and graduated valedictorian of his class in 1900. He graduated from Atlanta University in 1904 and, though accepted to Harvard, enrolled in the School of Fine Arts in Boston the next year.

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GOOD NEWS:  SEWE has great 35th year

GOOD NEWS: SEWE has great 35th year

Staff reports | Sales at the Southeastern Wildlife Exhibition held from Feb. 17 to 18 were up 30 percent over 2016, which festival staffers say shows how the event that attracted 43,000 people was a resounding success.

“It was an incredible weekend,” said John Powell, SEWE executive director. “The crowds at outdoor venues were historic, artists and buyers from all over the US were here and enjoyed themselves thoroughly, locals and out of towners came in droves to enjoy our exhibitors, artists and live performances. There was a great energy in the city last weekend and I feel like we successfully fulfilled our mission.”

Also inside: Free admission to county parks on March 5; State online business filings system launches; Panel on food insecurity: Green and Staffords to be honored; summer camp registration.

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MYSTERY:  What is it?

MYSTERY: What is it?

Can you figure out the subject of this photo? Want to make a wild guess where it was taken? Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

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SPOTLIGHT: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

SPOTLIGHT: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Today we shine our spotlight on Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, founded in 1676 by the Drayton family. It is the oldest public tourist site in the Lowcountry and the oldest public gardens in America, opening its doors to visitors in 1870.

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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.

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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.

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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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