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Mar 25 – 27 Weekend Update

25 Mar

–  Mar 22-26,  2011  Charleston Fashion Week Marion Square Big Tents, Red Carpet, & select after party sites.


– Mar 25-27,   2011 BikeBike Southeast –  Dan, and the gang and out-of-town guests will be all over downtown for a weekend to make good friends at events, ride, learn/workshops, share tasty food, dancing, volunteer, etc.   Holy City Bike Coop: An oasis on King Street. Empowering individuals everyday with the basics, “try my wrench, take my spare tire, cheers, you did it, we did it…” Grass roots, progressive, TRENDSETTERS. Big or small, DAN & the gang helps ‘em all. FACEBOOK .


–  Mar 26, 10am – 4pm, American Indian Expo at Charles Town Landing (a few miles over Ashley River, 1500 Old Town Road, 843-852-4200). Includes crafts, food, games, exhibits/village, a champion dancer,Daniel Tramper.

–  Mar 26, starts at noon: 100th birthday of Tennessee Williams (free), “Threshold Repertory Theatre invites you to events at Memminger Auditorium, featuring guest artists from Charleston Stage, The Village Playhouse, and the College of Charleston Department of Theatre.”


–  Mar 26, 7pm  Park Circle Films <-– Go to N.Charleston to see “Parking Lot Movie.“

–  Mar 26, 6pm, Oyster Roast (& other food/drinks). Benefit for Florence Crittenton Programs of S.C. (843) 722-7526.  ($10/advance or $15 at door) At O’Malley’s Bar & Grille, 549 King St. (843) 805-5000

–  Mar 26, 7pm  Oyster Roast (& other food/drinks)$15-$35 Visitor Center Bus Shed at 375 Meeting St (Ann St). Local bluegrass band, Blue Spartina, dancing, silent auction, etc. OK, bring your DOGS.


2010 – 2011  Special Event!

Copyright onEdition. VELUX 5 OCEANS Skipper Brad Van Liew on his yacht, Le Pingouin

- WATCH  RACE!! <– Click here  (…wait, then on left click “Raceviewer;” then click “Replay Sprint 4″)

–  Mar 27 – mid Apr:  Charleston’s Brad Van Liew’s solo race from Brazil to Charleston!  Velux 5 Oceans Solo Sailboat Race Around the World. Click and WAIT for Brad’s  VIDEO to load, it’s awesome <– CONTACT me to sponsor.

- The Race Started Oct 2010, France to Cape Town, S.Africa. Then to Wellington, New Zealand. Then to Brazil. He has won all 3 legs do far. He will be the 1st US Sailboat racer to Solo Around the World for the 3rd time – and hopefully win again. More astronauts have been in space then solo sailers around the world – it is that challenging.

~ May 18 The Final leg will race out of Charleston and arrive France mid June.

– In Charleston, Brad Van Liew was the Exec. Dir. of and the Spirit of SC Tall Ship – they empower > 7000 students to broaden horizons!


New Page: Sponsor & Donor Levels & Lists

24 Mar

Go to New PAGE under Make an IMPACT, NOW!
Shine on Charleston & the World. Copyright, do not use without written release.


New Pictures Added!

22 Mar

(Check back for new pictures added – ongoing – as we continue to construct this website)

Charleston Super Moon & Morris Is. Lighthouse, Mar2011. (photo credit: @GVLguy Greenville, SC)

Pictures added to many PAGES, including:

Preservation – YES!

Walk – Bike,  UPDATE

Tasty Healthy Food!

Museums, Attractions, Outdoors…

Sail, Life Lessons!


Sponsor & Donor Levels & Lists



Reviews – Film – ReceiveR Fest – UPDATE + VIDEO

12 Mar

UPDATE – Sat 3/12 Reviews – Theater:  ReceiveR Fest at Redux, “Land of Infinity” by Ian Mozdzen:

“In a word – indescribable. No video, no way, no how, no way…Ok…yes way. Way out – way way out. A few more words:  Tonight’s trip was both out of this world and inside one man’s world. Inside one man, inside every hole of one man, and then back out – right back at yah! Look out, he’s got starry eyes, 4-eyes, the evil eye, the red eye, and the one-eyed snake. This one man show was not isolated on one man, not even his afflicted multi-personalities. His essence hurled over the entire venue (inside and outside Redux Contemporary Art‘s performance hall), and every person within ear shot and nose shot was a part of the performance. This was one of those rare performances where the audience starts looking at each other, again, and again – you know who you are. All the senses were bombarded and bombarded – he ripped apart every thing, every heart, every stomach, every preconception, and every post conception. If an actor ever wanted a part, Ian wanted this – AND- he had his way, and what a character. Bravo to organizers Liz and Jarod for pulling this off – shhshh, under the radar – how in the world can they or anyone top this or delve deeper into that genre?

– UPDATE 3/12 – See New Hi Art Films RAW video of “Stumped.”

–  Mar 10 -13,   ReceiveR Fest –  Engaging Time Based Media Film Festival. Avant-garde like “Off, Off, Broadway,” but so Far-Off,  it’s Far-Out, it’s Charleston.

(1)  You know you’ll broaden horizons when event planners lead you to the hidden OLD CITY JAIL(<–click here, then scroll down).  Dark, eerie, mysterious, and moldy (actually fresh/breezy), me thinks the organizers (happy friends, Liz & Jarod) crafted “the way” for us to wonder & wander around looking for…it…around here, up there.  Ooooh, cooool…oh yeah, this is it. Welcome (kind of like Shangri-La, The Lost Horizon) into the light of the silver screens of different films…so neat:

All the “projections” were interactive and …“off.” No seating, so walk around and create your own bizarre viewpoint, and…wait for it…to unfold <– “Stumped” by Travis Graves, like Rubik’s Cube, takes finding a different vantage point to discover your own “Edutainment.” His grass-roots movement doesn’t project up to a silver screen, his is grounded, set in stone, a concrete cornerstone. Travis empowers and MOVEs the audience!

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I also loved the textured feel of the wet and feathery ducks with thick colorful paint. In “Decoy,” Dawn Nye & Katrazyna Randall beautifully balance amidst a public projection some privately focused headphones for a musical sanctuary woven with soft supple poetry. Again, the extra fun is…waiting for it…peering around the side at the viewer with the headphones, salivating at the source of their expressions, and just coveting those damn headphones, gimme.

(2)  So, Do The Charleston 2-step, and step through a totally different time warp at The Rivers Museum at College of Charleston (Curator, Rick Zender, is a REAL walking encyclopedia, and the museum artifacts are REAL, too). What an intriguing venue to see (better than just the posters at the movie theaters in the suburbs).

Friday night “Films?!? here were…were…well…(this is why writers of reviews are so well respected, ahem, so well paid, ahem, so well liked, ahem, by our mothers). Friday night was…hmm…sharp, like the cutting edge has to be. Into the abyss, these trailblazers chopped through the fury of the wild wild unknown. This was not the pot of gold at the end, this was the exciting journey, full of raw adventures, and raw flesh. The ticket price for this trippy trip was not measured in mere paper bills. The leading edge cut both ways, and while scarred for life, I can’t wait to see what other filmmakers tomorrow will bring. (Like the old story: two lost souls wandering alone in the desert meet up, “Don’t go where I came from. And don’t go where I came from either. Ok,  let’s try somewhere neither of us have been, but let’s go for it, together.”) Don’t look, don’t whisper, but I did hear, “…(deleted, I’m learning)….” But I’m thinking…”no guts, no glory.” I’m humming, “up through the ashes grow the roses of success.” I’m seeing/hearing, “ever sharpening tools, passion, and purpose” in geeky artsy techys. I’m feeling…”Indie Filmmakers have courage that others can not know, until they try…”

(3) And…Do The Charleston 3-step, and step into our world of modern art outside the Halsey at College of Charleston(<–click here, then scroll down for more Links). Wait for it…Sat night…see you there.

Reviews – Theater 99 Improv “Training”

11 Mar

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“ALIVE” live Theater called Theater 99 Improv Comedy:  Another spot-on GEM that glitters with sparks & sparkles. Magnetized performers pull-in the audience on a time warp rocket ride where no man has gone before. (Go to Theater 99 website for the real Pros and their own videos.) If you want to take a training class and aspire to be the best, ask for Co-founder Greg.

The video above is the Final of the Intro Training Class, Mar 2011.

Whether a Pro, “passive” theater goer, or inquisitive wanna-be Trainee…GO, have FUN, either way:

(A) Relax and gape at these RISK-taking Wits, Nit-Wits, Haves or “Have-Nots,”  as the real Pros call themselves (Talk about living in the moment: in every unique instant, they can open up a worm hole, as brilliant quick thinkers (<– Although ask them the secret trick. They may turn-off their monkey brains; feel and flow and get in the zone; knee jerk spontaneously through FREE association, and “try or try-not, do or do-not, be…??”  Other blurbs that fall flat, turn into an eternity of listening to crickets chirping, as they sweat bullets, bleed to death, and crash & burn — mortified (hope no-one taped that…)

(B)  BOING!!  How aproro. The very next second they stumble on a “good one,” spring back to LIFE (L’Chaim) on a natural high that you can’t bottle and sell – its free, yet it’s priceless. The ultimate insider’s joke that performers and audience share alike, or maybe not…either way, you had to be there. Good or bad, it’s so easy to laugh and smile. And oh, oh, look down, your at the edge of your seat…

Confused? How can you ride a roller coaster in downtown Charleston? Well come on down to the end of the peninsula, it’s never ending.

FUNdraiser Girls Rock Charleston

10 Mar

Tonite at Upper Deck: met Sarah Bandy lead singer, both “The Local Honeys” and also, “The Breeders.”  Real cool, real fun, real raw, real rock…Real! Amazing enthusiasm, contagious Mag Art station (above is Ramon’s), and rousing roars, “Raising awareness to empower both girls & women age 9-16 so they can…ROCK!! Our 9 yr olds get electric guitars, yeh!” Goto  website for details on their summer camp @ Ashley Hall

Mar 3 – 6, 2011 Weekend

4 Mar

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– UPDATE  – Mar 5, or Mar 10, 11, 12, 8pm   Play:   “OUT of STERNO” Details goto–> – Reviews – Theater”  A terrific fresh comedy with electric passion..”

–  BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival Creators and Patrons of  Haute Cuisine from Charleston and from around the World celebrate on every corner Downtown!!  Marion Square is the center of the cornucopia!  It’s mostly sold out in advance, so the Chefs are fitting of their celebrity status and worldwide accolades (I always point out,  Food is Art!)’s MISSION & contribution boosts this great venue and especially it’s sponsorship of non-profits like:

– <-– Deserving to be the attraction at the center Tent of the Wine + Food Festival’s at Marion Square, Jamee and Elizabeth are comprehensive treasures bringing international knowhow to promote, enrich, & sustain local economies and grow green jobs. They especially boost the benefits we all share through independent local food suppliers. My friends, Ben and Rebekah and I wrote our Grant on “Healthy Sustainable Lovely Edible Aquaponics,” and applied for  The Food Innovators Award ($3000 sponsored by Low Country Local First and BB&T Wine+ Food Festivals). Congrats to finalist Abundant Seafood Fisherman Mark Marhefka,  and Roti Rolls Chef Cory Burk.



–  Mar 6,  Sun, 6pm,  BSBI  –  Charleston Jewish Experience  –  Jewish Soul Music