Monday, July 22, 2019

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

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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

A lot more fun than caroling, eh? - PROVIDED
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  • A lot more fun than caroling, eh?
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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Register now for Friday's Creative Mornings Charleston talk on "End"

Tickets go live on Mon. July 22

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 9:26 AM

Every month Creative Mornings HQ comes up with a new topic for chapters around the globe to discuss. July's topic/theme/buzzword is "End," which at first may seem a bit dire. But as CM puts it, ends aren't always bad: "Ends are unique opportunities in disguise. They allow us to make meaning out of our past relationships, experiences, projects, and seasons in life."

Creative Mornings Charleston hosts their monthly lecture at the Alley on Fri. July 26 at 8 a.m. It's free to attend, but be sure to register once tickets go live on Mon. July 22 at 10 a.m. — these talks almost always reach capacity.

The speakers for 'End' are Robin Berlinsky, the executive director of nonprofit Engaging Creative Minds (ECM), and Andrew McGlaughon, the organization's director of development, strategy, and communications.

ECM works to "inspire students to become imaginative, adaptable, and productive adults, resulting in stronger communities and a more capable South Carolina workforce."

Learn more about ECM online and peek a Q&A with Berlinsky and McGlaughon online at

Event Details Creative Mornings Charleston: End
@ The Alley
131 Columbus St.
Charleston, SC
When: Fri., July 26, 8 a.m.
Price: Free to attend
Festivals + Events and Lectures + Seminars

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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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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.
Charleston, SC
When: Sun., Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Price: $38+
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