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Federal report says South Carolina spends more on electricity than any other state

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:46:00 -0500

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A federal agency says that while residential electric rates are highest in Hawaii, it's South Carolina that leads the nation in how much it pays to keep the lights on.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Energy, released a report on Feb. 13 revealing that the average Palmetto State resident spent $1,753 ($146 a month) on electricity in 2016, about $402 more than the average U.S. ratepayer.

That's despite the fact that Hawaii boasts the priciest rate at 27.5 cents per kilowatt-hour. The average U.S. rate is 12.5 cents per killowat-hour.

Alabama, Connecticut, Maryland, and Hawaii round out the top five list of states with the most burdensome bills.
Louisiana has the cheapest electricity at 9.3 cents per kilowatt-hour. more…




McCrady's Tavern celebrates Daylight Savings with brunch for dinner

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:32:00 -0500

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It was Ron Swanson who so famously said, "there has never been a sadness that can't be cured by breakfast food." True that, Ron. more…




Brews Next: What's Poppin'

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:06:00 -0500

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Y'all been outside lately? It's beer drinkin' weather...and trying new food weather...so, this week for our Brews Next and What's Poppin' roundups we've decided to combine the best of both worlds. more…




Leon's employee threatened to "do a Virginia's" during altercation, police report says

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:49:00 -0500

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An employee at Leon's Oyster Shop has been accused of threatening Virginia's copycat violence against the restaurant staff, according Charleston Police Department incident report.

The incident occurred on Sat. Feb. 10 at 9:50 a.m. when dishwasher Benjamin Anthony Doyle (51) allegedly showed up for work 45 minutes late and made threats after finding the kitchen full of dirty dishes. more…




Clean up the West Ashley Greenway and receive a free yoga class pass to Community Yoga

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:41:29 -0500

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On Sun. March 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. join in a big ol' group effort to clean up both the West Ashley Greenway and Bikeway, clearing the paths of litter before Spring biking, walking, jogging, and swatting-at-mosquitos season gets here. Clean up materials will be provided and volunteers are asked to wear closed toe shoes. You can sign up to volunteer online.




Watch 'Concert for George' at the Terrace Theater on rerelease day

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:03:00 -0500

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On November 29, 2002, one year after The Beatle’s George Harrison passed away, his wife Olivia and son Dhani, under the direction of friends Eric Clapton and Jeff Lynne, held a moving tribute, Concert for George, at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The night featured songs Harrison wrote along with a few others he was known to love dearly, all performed by artists like Clapton, Lynne, Jools Holland, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, Ringo Starr, and more. more…




Redux features sneak peeks of new show on Instagram this week

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:35:00 -0500

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[embed-1] If you're like me, you're trolling the 'gram every time you get a break at work (or, like me, you're trolling it for work). Beyond the memes and your friends' bullshit posts about all these vacations they're taking — how? more…




Alliance for Full Acceptance dismisses parody marriage bill as "obvious political posturing"

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:23:00 -0500

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The Charleston-based LGBT advocacy group Alliance for Full Acceptance said on Tuesday that the "parody marriage" bill introduced by six S.C. lawmakers last week is a waste of time meant to rile up conservative bases ahead of this year's elections.

"This bill is discriminatory and is obvious political posturing by Republican legislators who are up for re-election," said AFFA executive director Chase Glenn in a statement released Tuesday morning. "The fact that our legislators are wasting their time and resources on issues that have already been resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court is a disgrace to the state of South Carolina and shows their misguided priorities." more…







The story behind Silver Dollar's new Polish pop-up

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:39:00 -0500

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Victor Krupa's been cooking Polish food for years. The Poland native moved to Chicago as a child, but his grandmother and mother passed along their country's heritage through food, teaching him how to pierogies, golbaki (stuffed cabbage), and bigos.

"I’ve been cooking all my life and always cooked dinners at home and cooked for my friends to make them Polish food and they always enjoyed it. more…




Charleston Wine + Food music highlights include Dale Watson and Parker Millsap

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:38:00 -0500

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Charleston Wine + Food is back, and they're pulling out all the stops once again when it comes to entertainment. Here's who you'll hear this year:
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CP columnist KJ Kearney will discuss the Confederate flag on tonight's episode of Viceland's Hate Thy Neighbor

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:59:00 -0500

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CP columnist KJ Kearney will appear on Tuesday night's episode of 'Hate Thy Neighbor' to talk about the Confederate flag and the Mother Emanuel shooting.

'Hate Thy Neighbor,' hosted by English comedian Jamali Maddix, follows hate groups and extremist organizations in an attempt to both expose them and understand what inspires them.

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Tuesday's episode seems to focus on those who proudly wave and support the Confederate battle flag. It features Andrew Duncomb, a black Oklahoman who is part of the right-wing Black Rebels.

In the episode, Duncomb picks Maddix up in Oklahoma City in a white pick-up truck waving an oversized battle flag.

"The majority of the people that you do see bashing the Confederate flag, they try to use the Confederate flag as a scapegoat for all those years of slavery and the racism and all of that," Duncomb said.

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Kearney explains why the Confederate flag, an already divisive symbol, became an even bigger topic of conversation after the Mother Emanuel shooting.

"It's because [Dylann Roof] made it important," Kearney said. more…




Charleston Music Hall presents the inaugural Miyazaki Film Festival this June

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:47:00 -0500

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You know what this city has been missing? An anime film festival. more…




Freeloaders: Sunny and 75

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:29:41 -0500

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Still looking for something fun to do now that the excitement of SEWE is over? Check out these free events happening this week:




Stormy Daniels will hit the stage in S.C. again soon, this time in North Myrtle Beach

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:29:00 -0500

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Alleged Trump mistress Stormy Daniels will swing back up to South Carolina in March for two more dates of her "Making America Horny Again" tour.

Daniels will perform a total of four stage shows at Thee Dollhouse in Myrtle Beach on March 7 and 8. Guests will be able to enjoy Daniels' stage antics at 10 p.m. and 1 a.m each night.

Daniels performed a 10-minute show at the Tampa Dollhouse on Friday. more…




Upper Deck Tavern's owner on fostering artists, a changing city, and creating a "safe nest" of a bar

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:50:00 -0500

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It's been four days since we broke the news that, due to a lost lease, Upper Deck is shuttering at the end of the month. In that time the floodgates of grief have flung open and years of patrons have taken to the internet to mourn and pay their respects. more…




This Old House episodes filmed in Charleston debut March 31

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:38:00 -0500

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[embed-1] What do a brick 1840s single house and multi-generational 1890s home in a "transitioning neighborhood" have in common? You can check both of them out on This Old House's new project, filmed in Charleston, premiering Sat., March 31 on SCETV.

The home improvement franchise is kind of the OG of the house porn empire — we're talking the TV show in its 39th season, spinoffs, a magazine, and website (gotta keep up, right?) And naturally, any house-ogling show is going to turn its eyes to Charleston every once in a while.

This spring you can follow the restoration of a Charleston single house, restored by the familiar TOH hosts, local development company Renew Urban, as well as students from the American College of the Building Arts. more…




Greg Tavares presents one man show about how he almost died this April

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:31:00 -0500

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Local comedian (and one third of Theatre 99's The Have Nots) Greg Tavares is stepping out of his comfort zone. This April, his new one man show, In Over My Head, premieres at PURE Theatre, with workshop productions April 12, 13, and 14 at 7:30 p.m.

In Over My Head tells the story of Tavares' near death experience of almost drowning in the ocean. more…




Upstate S.C. reps file "parody marriage" bill co-written by man who wanted to marry his computer

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:59:00 -0500

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Six state representatives from the Upstate introduced a bill on Thursday, Feb. 15 that seeks to delegitimize gay marriages on the basis that being gay does not "check out with the human design."

The bill, titled the "Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act" defines marriage as the union between "a man and a woman," and calls other forms of marriages "parody marriages." The text claims that gay marriages violate the Establishment Clause of the Constitution because they are inherently "non-secular" and part of "the religion of Secular Humanism."

As opposed to straight marriages, which, you know, have absolutely nothing to do with years of patriarchy merged with biblical concepts.

It was sponsored by Reps. Seven Long (R-Spartanburg), Bill Chumley (R-Spartanburg), Mike Burns (R-Greenville), Rick Martin (R-Newberry), John McCravy (R-Greenwood), and Josiah Magnuson (R-Spartanburg).

The bill was co-written by Chris Sevier, who also helped with a similar bill filed in the Wyoming House of Representatives on Wednesday, Feb. 14. more…




The Agenda: Black Panther delivers at box office; Solicitor says judge told him to "go light" in corruption deal

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:51:00 -0500

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Black Panther starring S.C.-native Chadwick Boseman reportedly turned in the fifth-highest opening weekend of all time, expected to clear more than $235 million over the holiday weekend. Source: Box Office Mojo

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Terrace Charleston Film Festival features a Lowcountry premiere, Indie Grants shorts, and a flick starring Helen Mirren

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:25:00 -0500

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[event-1] The ninth annual Terrace Charleston Film Festival is back at the Terrace Theater this March, with screenings of regional, national, and international feature-length films and shorts from Thurs. more…




Black Panther ditches the playbook by avoiding tropes of 'black films'

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:35:00 -0500

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The Sunday after I watched Black Panther, I texted Dr. Patricia Williams Lessane of the Avery Research Institute and asked her if the Avery Research Center would be interested in co-hosting a full out panel discussion surrounding the themes presented in this film.




Now you can (and should) watch Benny Starr and Manny Houston's PechaKucha28 presentations

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:11:00 -0500

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Last month, we told you about some of the highlights of PechaKucha28, including notable presentations from musicians/creatives Benny Starr and Manny Houston. Lucky for us, Charleston Music Hall recently published the full speeches from each presenter on YouTube for posterity, and now you can take it all in yourselves. more…




Check out Le Farfalle's daily $12 pasta lunch special

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:02:00 -0500

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American Songwriter premieres Avi Jacob's sublime new single, "Pickup Truck"

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:58:00 -0500

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Part-time Charlestonian and singer-songwriter Avi Jacob was highlighted last week in American Songwriter, which premiered his new single, “Pickup Truck.” OK, sure, you’re thinking, “great, more pop-country crap,” but that’s not at all how Jacob rolls.

The beautifully crafted folk song is a personal, emotional one — a letter to his father, who died several years ago. more…