Tag: Charleston

Savannah vs. Charleston: CBS Sunday Morning considers role of contemporary architecture


From A tale of two cities at CBS Sunday Morning: While it’s tempting to want to put these historic cities in formaldehyde, to embalm them and shun anything modern, Charleston Mayor Joe Riley says that’s not a viable answer. “A…

Gravity & Other Myths brings thrilling acrobatics to Spoleto 2014 — a review


I would love to know the subset of human beings who can: A) solve a Rubik’s cube in a couple of minutes, AND B) do the last few moves behind their backs, AND C) accomplish those tasks while standing on…

Spoleto releases 2014 schedule

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Spoleto USA in Charleston has released the festival’s 2014 lineup. It’s the usual but impressive mix of theatre, music, dance, opera, and other impressive performances. Spoleto 2014 runs from May 23rd to June 8th in a variety of venues —…

Charleston op-ed: “Facts steer Savannah away from cruise folly”

Kent Harrington, co-founder of Be Smart Savannah, has a provocative and well-written op-ed in today’s Charleston Post & Courier: Facts steer Savannah away from cruise folly. Harrington notes a variety of reasons why smaller markets like Savannah should beware of…

Compagnie Käfig at Spoleto: engaging, kinetic performance in a terrible venue

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A friend and I attended the Spoleto USA performance by Compagnie Käfig on Saturday afternoon. The good-natured show was peppered with moments bordering on brilliance, as the 11 male dancers muscled and spun their way through the two long dances…

Charleston cruise ship controversy in the national spotlight

This is not a cruise ship.

From the NYT’s “Not in My Port, Charleston’s Cruise Ship Opponents Say”: In this Southern coastal city that runs on history and hospitality, a raucous civic debate belies a genteel veneer. Like several communities that hug the nation’s coastline, Charleston…

Cruise ship proposals coming under increasing scrutiny in Savannah


It’s certainly going to be interesting to see how all this plays out. I’m going to continue to advocate for public policies (like measures to encourage greater residential density) that will create a more diversified downtown economy.

Feature film “Savannah” will be opening 4th annual Charleston Film Festival


Savannah screened to an appreciative full house in March 2012 at Trustees Theater on Broughton Street, but it has been under the radar since then.

South Carolina Ports Authority head talks about Savannah River dredging and proposed Jasper port


Check out this interesting interview in the Aiken Standard with South Carolina State Ports Authority head Jim Newsome: S.C. Ports Authority’s Newsome reflects on three years as CEO and the path ahead.

Zillow: Home prices up year over year, but about 30% of mortgages still underwater


Nationally, home prices are up compared to a year ago, according to Zillow, but that’s not the case for Atlanta, Charleston, Jacksonville, and plenty of other cities.

NYT notes experts’ skepticism about port expansions and costs

Christopher Lytle, executive director of the Port of Long Beach: “There’s just not going to be a huge movement of cargo from the West Coast to the East Coast.”

Obama executive order should expedite Savannah harbor deepening


“The first 7 of the initial 43 projects that will be expedited by the Executive Order are located at five ports – the Port of Jacksonville, the Port of Miami, the Port of Savannah, the Port of New York and New Jersey, and the Port of Charleston.”

A quirky photo tour of Charleston

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We didn’t go to the point of the island at all, but we did explore some interesting streets that I’d never seen in addition to some very familiar ones.

“Traces” by Les 7 Doigts de la Main (7 Fingers): a review from Spoleto

Bradley Henderson of Les 7 Doigts de la Main in "Traces"

The premise is a pretty simple one: the half dozen performers occasionally share snippets from their own lives into a mic that drops from the high ceiling, and then they launch into routines that require incredible acrobatic skills, or delicate dance skills, or a bit of musicianship and singing, or just require a keen sense of drama and timing.