Thursday, July 18, 2019

Voting now open for Cooper River Bridge Run 2020 poster design

46 ways to see the bridge

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 11:40 AM

See this bad boy reimagined 46 ways. Vote for the CRBR design now. - JONATHAN BONCEK FILE PHOTO
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  • See this bad boy reimagined 46 ways. Vote for the CRBR design now.
Voting is now open for the Cooper River Bridge Run 2020 poster design. You only have a few days to cast your vote for the image that will be splashed all over our fair city next spring. Vote wisely — you only get one shot — before polls close on Sun. July 21 at 11:59 p.m.

Peruse 46 submissions and simply 'submit' after clicking your fave.

The People's Choice winner moves on to the top 10 finalists, where a final judging round determines the winner.

The winning design will be announced in August. The winner takes home $1,000 as well as 100 posters and 24 T-shirts (to paper your living room and outfit your extended family, we imagine).

Next year's race is slated for Sat. April 4, 2020. Learn more about the Cooper River Bridge Run and sign up to run online

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Former late night host Craig Ferguson brings his comedy act to the Music Hall this October

Tickets on sale Fri. July 19

Posted by Sara Srochi on Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 10:49 AM


Charleston Music Hall welcomes triple threat comedian, writer, and actor Craig Ferguson to the stage on Sun. October 6. Tickets go on sale this Fri. July 19 at 10 a.m., starting at $38. Snag those online.

The Scottish-American Ferguson has a pretty extensive resume, including the game show Celebrity Name Game (for which he received two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show Host); The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, where you might have seen his fun, upbeat celebrity interviews (considered by some to be super flirty); and his popular SiriusXM program, The Craig Ferguson Show.
A jack of all trades, if you will. - PROVIDED
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  • A jack of all trades, if you will.
Ferguson also received a Primetime Emmy Nomination for the Late Late Show as well as a Peabody Award in 2009 for his interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Most recently, he has released his third book, Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, and Observations and will be starring alongside Kathie Lee Gifford in the upcoming film Love Me to Death.

Earlier this year Ferguson even had some suggestions for inspiring Americans to get out and vote. On the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Ferguson suggested including singing and dancing competitions as part of the democratic process. As far as current presidential candidates, Ferguson thinks that Biden may have a "soft, smooth jazz" appeal.
Event Details Craig Ferguson: Hobo Fabulous Tour
@ The Charleston Music Hall
37 John St.
Downtown
Charleston, SC
When: Sun., Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Price: $38+
Buy from Ticketmaster
Comedy

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Join Charleston Museum's pet photo contest and have your pal entered in Charleston's permanent archives

Woof, there it is

Posted by Sara Srochi on Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 2:00 PM

"The photographer, Morton Brailsford Paine photographs his two year old niece, Harriet as she looks through the camera lens at his American Staffordshire Terrier, c. 1903" - COURTESY CHARLESTON MUSEUM
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  • "The photographer, Morton Brailsford Paine photographs his two year old niece, Harriet as she looks through the camera lens at his American Staffordshire Terrier, c. 1903"
Trying to showcase your supermodel pet somewhere special? Want the memory of your pet to enter the archives of Charleston forever? You're in luck, because the Charleston Museum is holding a Charleston Pet Photo contest that will coincide with the exhibit In the Company of Animals: Pets of Charleston.

The exhibit showcases the companionship between Charlestonians and their furry best friends throughout the Holy City’s history. The exhibit is currently on display at the museum through the end of the year.
Event Details In the Company of Animals: Pets of Charleston
@ Charleston Museum
360 Meeting St.
Downtown
Charleston, SC
When: Through Dec. 31, 9 a.m.
(843) 722-2996
Price: $12/adults, $10/youth, $5/child
Buy Tickets
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Along with bragging rights for your beloved animal, the grand prize winner of this photo contest will have their picture on display in the Company of Animals exhibit for the  month of December and will be accessioned into the Charleston Museum’s Archive Collections, where your pet’s legacy will live on for generations to come.

The winner will also receive a Charleston Museum family membership, as well as a museum gift shop prize pack.

In addition to the grand prize winner, Dolitte’s Pet Supply shop will also choose the Best Porch Pet, a photo that captures the southern charm of your pet lounging in a classic Charleston porch setting. The winner of the Best Porch Pet will receive a $50 prize package from the pet supply shop. All entries will be considered for this category as well. 
"Miss Charlotta Drayton and her dog 'Nipper' photographed by Morton Brailsford Paine,  July 5, 1917" - COURTESY CHARLESTON MUSEUM
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  • "Miss Charlotta Drayton and her dog 'Nipper' photographed by Morton Brailsford Paine, July 5, 1917"

Photos can be submitted until Oct. 4 to submissions@charlestonmuseum.com. The email must include name, email, city and state of residence, your pet’s name and breed as well as social media handles (if you have one to plug).

The museum also asks that you include how long you and your fur-friend have been together for a chance to be featured on the museum’s social media profiles throughout the summer. For more information on how to turn your pet into a piece of art, head to charlestonmuseum.org.

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Meet a NASA astronaut at area libraries on July 16 and 17

...and beyond!

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Sat, Jul 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Meet Dr. Don Thomas, a real life retired moon man - PROVIDED
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  • Meet Dr. Don Thomas, a real life retired moon man
On Tues. July 16 and Wed. July 17 you have six opportunities to meet retired NASA astronaut Dr. Don Thomas at six area libraries.

For those who don't religiously follow all things celestial, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. It was July 20, 1969 when two brave souls, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, took one small step and one giant leap for mankind.

While the CCPL can't send you to the moon or introduce you to Armstrong or Aldrin, they're doing the next best thing — bringing you the real life stories of retired NASA astronaut Dr. Thomas.

Thomas will share tales of his experience spending 44 days in space over the course of four different space shuttle missions.

Meet Thomas Tues. July 16 at 10 a.m. at Wando Library, 3 p.m. at Otranto Road Library, and 6 p.m. at Dorchester Library. Wed. July 17 he'll be at the Main Library at 9:30 a.m., followed by a trip to the Hurd/St. Andrews branch at noon, and Johns Island Library at 3 p.m. 

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Live 5 News meteorologist Bill Walsh releases new novel, 'Uncle Danny'

"It's like the Godfather meets Boardwalk Empire"

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 1:44 PM

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Three time Emmy winner and Live 5 News' chief meteorologist Bill Walsh recently released his third novel (jack of all trades, eh?), Uncle Danny, a gangster tale set in 1920s Rhode Island.

Under his author moniker, W.F. Walsh, the local meteorologist writes what Kirkus Reviews calls a "sophisticated thriller." Reynolds Media says, "It's like the Godfather meets Boardwalk Empire." Sign us up.

In the 1920s gangsters were called bootleggers — and Uncle Danny has quite the cast of characters of 'leggers. There's Uncle Danny himself, Owney "The Killer" Madden, and William "Big Bill" Dwyer, who run an organized crime syndicate called the Big Seven.

A press release for the book puts it this way: "Al Capone ran Chicago. The North End Gang ran Boston. The Big Seven ran New York, New England, and just about everything else."

Walsh's first novel, The Umbrella Option, came out in 2013, when City Paper chatted with him about his "action-packed debut." The book, about a special agent, required some research on Walsh's part — likely the case for the era-specific Uncle Danny, too.
In 2013 Walsh said, "In fiction, you have to be real. You try to be realistic, and you also have to use fictional places and characters and stuff like that, but you want to have the taste of reality when you're reading it."

Walsh's second novel, Red Carpet Ransom, was also a national security thriller.

You can snag Uncle Danny (and all of Walsh's books) online and in a variety of retail stores. Keep up to date with where to purchase Uncle Danny by following Walsh's Facebook page

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