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This young woman is a drummer and singer in a band that plays Afro-Cuban music at an art studio in El Callejon de Hamel in Havana.

CALENDAR, Jan. 8+: Restaurant week, author talk, music, more

Cuba photo exhibit: Through Jan. 31/ Charleston County Public Library, Calhoun St., Charleston.  Charleston Currents’ editor and publisher Andy Brack offers photographic insights into Cuba from a 2015 visit to the country.  An exhibition is on display in the Saul Alexander Gallery.  Free.

Restaurant Week:  Jan. 10-21 in Charleston area restaurants.  Charleston diners will be able to enjoy special food and drinks from renowned chefs at dozens of local eateries during the latest installment of Charleston Restaurant Week.  More than 100 restaurants are expected to participate.  For a list, click here.

Tata talk: Noon, Jan. 10, High Cotton restaurant, East Bay St., Charleston.  Retired Brigadier Gen. A.J. Tata will profile his latest military thriller, Direct Fire, at this Blue Bicycle Books Charleston Author Series Luncheon.  Tickets are $31 for the luncheon and $58 for the luncheon and signed copy of the book.  More info.

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GOOD NEWS: Exhibit of Cuba photographs on display at main library

GOOD NEWS: Exhibit of Cuba photographs on display at main library

Staff reports  |  “Cuba, 2015” is a series of large digital photographs now on display at the Saul Alexander Gallery at the main branch of the Charleston County Public Library.  The photos showcase glimpses of Cuba taken during an August 2015 trip by a group organized by Magnolia Plantations and Gardens.

The photographs by Charleston Currents editor and publisher Andy Brack first were published in this weekly journal. 

“While you get something of a feel of life in Cuba in the online presentations of the photos from 2015, the large-scale, framed format offered in the exhibition gives a different feel – a depth that doesn’t come out on the computer screen,” Brack said.  “I encourage you to stop by the library, see the photos and provide your reactions in a comment book in the gallery.”

The exhibition will run through the end of January.

9/21: Deerin, Mr. Fixit, real estate market

9/21: Deerin, Mr. Fixit, real estate market

In the Sept. 21, 2015 issue:
PHOTO ESSAY: The buildings of Cuba
FOCUS, Ginny Deerin: Will work to relieve traffic congestion as mayor
BRACK: Mr. Fixit strikes again
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
REAL ESTATE: Understanding the cyclical nature of our market
GOOD NEWS: Not as poor, but poverty still persists; more
FEEDBACK: CCC article brings back memories
CALENDAR, Sept. 21+: Author visit, diversity meeting, Oktoberfest, Ball Fall
MYSTERY: Not a pearly gate
S.C. ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Rev. John Martin Pike

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One of Havana's iconic lions along the Prado in central Havana.  In the left background, you can see the National Assembly building modeled after the U.S. Capitol.

PHOTO ESSAY: The buildings of Cuba

Editor and publisher Andy Brack offers 14 photos of the buildings of Cuba, particularly the way things look in central Havana to visitors.

It’s clear there’s a lot of renovation going on these days, in part because of preparations for an onslaught of tourists as U.S.-Cuba relations continue to thaw. But there’s a lot of work to get done.

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9/7, full issue: Toby Smith, Cuba, more

9/7, full issue: Toby Smith, Cuba, more

IN THIS ISSUE, Sept. 7, 2015:
PHOTO: Dumb signal
FOCUS, Toby Smith: In race to be a voice for the voiceless
BRACK: South Carolina can learn from Cuba
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Kaynard Photography
MONTHLY: Alzheimer’s session to be Sept. 11
GOOD NEWS: Five library listening sessions scheduled
FEEDBACK: Letters on Cuba trip
CALENDAR: Sept. 7+
REVIEW: Factory Man, by Beth Macy
MYSTERY: Old brick, old gate
S.C. ENCYCLOPEDIA: South Carolina’s connection to Barbados

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BRACK:  South Carolina can learn from Cuba

BRACK: South Carolina can learn from Cuba

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | For as long as Americans not old enough to be in the AARP have been alive, Cuba has been a pariah, a non-democratic experiment whose embarrassing Soviet connections caused a geo-political chess game.

But as Soviet regimes crumbled in the early 1990s, Cuba was left hanging, still isolated and cut off from its rich neighbor to the north. Cubans literally lost weight, as food became harder to get. But its economic crisis forced institutional changes. The Cuba of today isn’t the Cuba of the Cold War.

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Old cars cruise along the Prado in central Havana day and night.

BRACK: Cuba faces big changes in thaw with U.S.

By Andy Brack, Havana, Cuba, Aug. 27, 2015 | In dozens of ways, Cuba isn’t ready for the prime-time expectations of a projected tidal wave of Americans unfettered by decades of travel restrictions.

Yes, these new yanqui explorers to the 776-mile-long island south of Florida will be able to smoke smooth Cohiba cigars, drink potent mojitos and see shiny 1950s Chevys, Fords and Plymouths powered by a hodge-podge of Russian, American and Chinese engine parts.

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8/31, full issue: The market; Cuba; more

8/31, full issue: The market; Cuba; more

In the Aug. 31, 2015 issue, Kyra Morris looks at market volatility. Andy Brack offers thoughts on Cuba after a recent trip, plus a host of photographs that show faces of Cubans. Good news from the Avery Center and more.

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