When one thinks of American jazz greats, Duke Ellington is often the first to come to mind. An music icon for over 50 years, Duke’s music is being celebrated at the Charleston Performing Arts Center and I have a preview of what to expect. Listen in!
Set in an indeterminate future, How to Field Dress an Android, which won What If? Production‘s 2014 Playwright’s Festival, brings a rarity to the stage – science fiction. We’re not talking phasers, death stars, or giant sand worms, we’re talking people. And androids. And people killing androids. For sport. This isn’t a play about technology, it’s a bit more complex than that.
Listen in as Steve talks to the cast and director of Irene Pynn’s play How to Field Dress an Android. Read more
When you hear the word summer, what do you think of? Beach blanket bingo? Surf city? Do you want to stretch right up and touch the sky? Well, the temperature’s risin’ and it isn’t surprising that the time is right – for Summer Lovin’. Join me for this preview of the Charleston Performing Art Center’s production of Summer Lovin’. Read more
I don’t know about you, but I find motion sensor plumbing only works correctly somewhere around 50% of the time As I was in a very modern bath the other day, I found myself pondering just exactly how we got stuck with this crap. (Pun intended). “If I have to push that flush lever one […]
Anyone who is a regular yoga class attendee, or even taken a few classes is familiar with yoga speak. “Drop your shoulders”, “rotate your thighs inward”, “balance on the four corners of your feet”, “pull your shoulders (blades), down your back” , “pull your lower belly up and in”. Some, like “drop your chin to […]
Has social media become the new Neighborhood Watch or is it just a lynch mob of supposedly well-meaning Netizens trying to grab a little fame for their do-good ways? Maybe we should look at some of the lives that have been ruined before making that decision? Read more
Did you hear the Internet uproar recently about BudLight’s ad campaign that featured the phrase “The perfect beer for removing ‘no’ from your vocabulary?” The keepers of all that is right and fair in the world were notably flustered and offended. And who doesn’t love to be offended from time to time? Me, actually. Read more
Following the Civil War, the city of Charleston continued to suffer through destruction and devastation brought on by the earthquake of 1886 and numerous deadly hurricanes. Through all this, the city forged a unique personality, distinct from the rest of the South. In Charleston The Musical, we discover much about the city, its people, and the birth of ragtime, tap dance, jazz, and that dance sensation, the Charleston. Listen in as I provide a preview of this wonderful show, now playing on James Island. Read more
If you were to write a play about 3 very ordinary people living very ordinary lives and working in very ordinary jobs, you’d likely end up with a very ordinary play. But if you’re award-winning writer Annie Baker, you’ll end up with a Pulitzer Prize winning play called The Flick.