Coming Up Wednesday

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Here's a small preview of what's coming up in my arts and film sections on Wednesday.

Artist Karin Olah is inspired by the "geometric elegance" of Amish quilting. Our writer Nick Smith talked to her about using the Amish tradition in her contemporary mixed-media abstracts for her big show at the Corrigan Gallery in November.

Halloween is a good time to play scary video games, but columnist Aaron Conklin says that this year's crop of gaming gore has more shoot-'em-up and less balls-out horror.

A.R. Gurney's has a thing for narrative gimmicks. Most of the time it works. For Sweet Sue, it didn't. Hence, the Footlights Players production is a meritorious effort to make a good dish out of poor ingredients, says theater critic William Bryan.

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra didn't look far to find three master musicians to perform Beethoven's Triple Concerto. Critic Lindsay Koob reviews last Saturday's Masterworks concert.

I talk to filmmaker Jay Craven about Disappearances, the final installment of his trilogy set in the Vermont north country. The film turns the Western movie genre on its head. It also stars Kris Kristofferson as a dreamer and former-bootlegger embarking on one last whiskey run to save his family.

Plus, news about a short film about pubic hair wigs and TVs news and the Charleston County Public Library strikes a deal with the Metropolitan Opera to broadcast it high-definition productions for free. All that and an online review of Ridley Scott's new film American Gangster by critic MaryAnn Johanson on Wednesday.

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