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Shazam!, Theatre 99, Omar Tyree, Shades of Pink

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Shazam!

Master illusionist and Charleston native Shawn Anthony performs regularly in Las Vegas and across the country. Now he comes home on Oct. 4 at the Sottile Theatre. The show begins at 8 p.m. and includes comedy, drama, dance, grand illusion, daring escapes, and one fantastic dazzling trick that will involve the entire audience. What is the trick? We can't tell. But we hope someone says, "Hazzah!" On top of that, Anthony will attempt to break an escape record set by Harry Houdini himself 87 years ago. A large portion of the proceeds will go to hurricane relief via Feed the Children. For more, go to www.shawnanthonymagic.com. —Mark Glenn

Funny Month Ahead

Theatre 99 is set to serve up some laughs in October, offering 14 different reasons to laugh. The shows are sure to be both affordable and priceless at the same time, as Charleston's premier comedic minds gather to rock your world. With $2 Miller High Lifes, you may want to consider bringing an extra pair of undershorts. For specific listings including dates, times, and ticket prices, check out www.thehavenots.com. —Myles Hutto

Book reading

Author Omar Tyree will be at Books-A-Million on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. to discuss his new book, Pecking Order. Omar Tyree is a New York Times bestselling author and winner of the 2001 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature in Fiction. Pecking Order is the story of an ambitious young accountant, Ivan David, who jumps into the high stakes business of celebrity party promotions in Southern California. For more about the author, go to www.omartyree.com. —John Stoehr

Ode for Survivors

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To help raise awareness, Shades of Pink, a breast cancer survivor's choir, will perform at the Burke High School Performing Arts Center on Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. The Atlanta-based choir of over 70 singers has shared the stage with Joss Stone, Roberta Flack, and Quincy Jones. In the past, the choir has worked with the American Cancer Society, the Atlanta Braves, and CNN. In 2005, it got a nomination for Best Gospel Choir from the Gospel Choice Awards. For more, go to www.shadesofpink.org. —Mark Glenn

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