Tuesday, July 23, 2019

"The Bachelor Live on Stage" will be at the North Charleston PAC on Thurs., April 30

Will you accept this rose?

Posted by Lauren Hurlock on Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 3:01 PM

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The Bachelor Live on Stage is coming to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on Thurs. April 30, 2020, with tickets going on sale Fri. July 26 at 10 a.m. The production promises to pack all of the drama into one evening, with a local bachelor hopefully leaving with new love.

The live version of the show is hosted by former Bachelor bachelor Ben Higgins, who came in third on The Bachelorette in 2015 before becoming the bachelor for season 20. All of that to say — he knows his way around a rose ceremony.

What does the stage version of a semi-scripted reality show look like? A local bachelor and suitors will be chosen, of course. Then there will be first impressions, group date challenges, and of course, one-on-ones for the local contestants and, for the first time, a rose ceremony the live audience can participate in. Yelling at the TV doesn't affect the outcome at home, but it could change some minds here.

Tickets for The Bachelor Live on Stage go on sale Friday, July 26 at 10 a.m. from the North Charleston Coliseum and Ticketmaster

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Call for artists: Gibbes Museum's Society 1858 announces $10K prize for contemporary Southern art

Ten thousand reasons to apply

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 10:22 AM

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The Gibbes' Society 1858, a member auxiliary group of the museum comprised of young professionals, presents a big fat check to a talented artist every year — $10,000 to be exact. The society begins accepting applications from contemporary, Southern artists on Thurs. Aug. 1. Head online to apply.

Every year Society 1858 presents this prize to an artist whose work "demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement in any media, while contributing to a new understanding of art in the South." Artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia are eligible to apply.

Past winners include Leo Twiggs, Sonya Clark, Patrick Dougherty, and Radcliffe Bailey. The prize is often indicative of good things to come, too, with past winners going on to show their work at the Gibbes (please see: Patrick Dougherty's now permanent installation, Betwixt and Between).
Finalists will be announced in October, with the winner announced later in the fall. The winner will be celebrated at a prize party on Feb. 6 and 7, 2020.

Learn more about Society 1858 (and how to become a member) online.

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Live, liberated, and lubed up: Instagram-famous comedian Heather McMahan coming to CMH this fall

The gal behind Britney 911

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 12:24 AM

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Heather McMahan brings her farewell tour — her first and as she says it, possibly the last — to the Music Hall on Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets are just $30 and are available now.

With an Instagram bio that reads, in part, "Comedian w/ broad shoulders & thin ankles. If I didn't have eczema I'd be a stripper," McMahan is best known for her social media presence, specifically her "Britney 911" series. Check it out for yourself on McMahan's Instagram highlights, in which McMahan theorizes what may be going on with Britney Spears: "I think someone's holding her against her will."

McMahan joins an ever-growing crop of comedians who are getting more eyeballs because of their hilarious social media accounts (a social media side effect we can get behind). Recently McMahan was a guest on the Today show's Hoda & Jenna segment, in an interview titled "Insta-Funny: Meet social media sensation Heather McMahan."

"Two weeks ago I was living at home with my mother at 32 years old and now I'm on the Today show," quips McMahan in the interview. "When Instagram stories came around I started living my life authentically and honestly. It just took off."
Event Details Heather McMahan Live: The Farewell Tour
@ The Charleston Music Hall
37 John St.
Charleston, SC
When: Mon., Sept. 9, 8 p.m.
Price: $30
Buy from Ticketmaster

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Former Charleston comic Dusty Slay is havin' a good time on The Tonight Show

Not responsible for stolen items

Posted by Caylin Gregory on Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 2:12 PM

"Okay, we're havin' a good time," as Dusty says.

Former Charleston stand-up comedian (and Best Local Comic of '13 and '14) Dusty Slay was back on Fallon's Tonight Show last Thurs. July 18 and as usual, it didn’t disappoint.

Here are a couple of things you can take away from his brief but golden performance:

1. Hotels won't notice if you walk out with their ironing boards.
2. If the hotel room is disgusting, you probably shouldn’t check out the continental breakfast.
3. A friend's growling dog is much like a man threatening you with a knife. Both might lick you to death.

Havin' a good time? Not yet? Watch the clip here:

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Christmas in July: Mannheim Steamroller tickets on sale this Fri. July 26

Rock on, holidays

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM

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You know it, you love it. Chip Davis' Mannheim Steamroller Christmas tour rolls into town — specifically to the Gaillard Center — on Tues. Nov. 26. Tickets for the beloved holiday music extravaganza go on sale this Fri. July 26 at 10 a.m. Prices start at $49.50 and tickets can be purchased online.

In a press release Davis, founder of Mannheim, says, "I remember when I came out with my first Christmas album in 1984 followed by our first tour. Back then, many in the music industry said focusing on Christmas just wouldn’t work. Now, 35 years later, we are still going strong. I want to thank our fans for making us part of their holiday tradition. Today we often see multi-generational families join us during the holidays each year."

If you've never been to a Mannheim show, you're missing out on your favorite classic holiday songs presented in a larger-than-life concert featuring multimedia effects. The big production still manages to make the experience intimate and family-friendly for all fans of the OG Mannheim album, Christmas.

You can look forward to songs like "Deck the Halls," "I Saw Three Ships," and "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen," performed in Mannheim's trademark 18th century instrumental rock style. 
Event Details Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
@ Charleston Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun St
Charleston, SC
When: Tue., Nov. 26
Price: $49.50+
Concert Music

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