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Audiences deserve more than Disney reboots

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

July 18, 2019

Looking at the Disney line-up for the next few years can make audiences do a double-take and wonder if they’d stepped back in time Following the success of the live action remake of "Beauty and the Beast" in 2017, Disney planned to remake several classics from its extensive film collection. "Aladdin"...

FEATURE PHOTO: Splendid strings

FEATURE PHOTO: Splendid strings

Raine Zhu, Photographer

July 16, 2019

Jennifer Murphy, cellist for the Eastern Symphony Orchestra and the Charleston Summer Strings, performs "Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)" on the string bass during a concert at First Christian Church Tuesday night.

Janoma, local band of teenagers, talks beginnings, progression

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter

July 9, 2019

Janoma's five bandmates sat in a circle, ready to rehearse for their next upcoming performance, among fragrant smells, wicks, jars and blocks of wax at Madison Avenue Candle Company Monday evening. The creation of the Janoma band started two years ago as a simple joke between friends, said 13-year-...

Remainder of Red, White, Blue Days festivities to begin this week

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

July 3, 2019

People can celebrate Independence Day with the rest of the Charleston community over food, live entertainment, fireworks and more at the rest of the Red, White and Blue Days festivities this week. The rest of the Red, White and Blue Days will take place at Morton Park on Wednesday (July 3) and Thursday...

‘5 Mile Train’ to perform for free on Saturday

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

June 27, 2019

Those interested in rocking out to live, local music this weekend can attend 5 Mile Train's free performance on Saturday at the Charleston Elks Lodge. The performance, which is free and open to the public (including nonmembers of the Charleston Elks Lodge), will start at 8 p.m. and go until midnight. Community...

FEATURE PHOTO: The ‘Broom Dance’ at the Civil War Ball

FEATURE PHOTO: The ‘Broom Dance’ at the Civil War Ball

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

June 16, 2019

Dancers at the Lincoln Log Cabin Civil War Ball mix and mingle during the Broom Dance on June 15. The Broom Dance requires participants to find a new partner whenever the band stops playing. The dance is arranged so that there is one less woman than men on the dance floor. The man who is left without...

Great songs, playlists make a summer more enjoyable

Jessica Stewart, Columnist

June 16, 2019

Whether people are going on road trips or having cookouts in the backyard, great playlists can add so much more vibrancy and life to their experiences. My preferred summer vibe is driving at sunset with the windows down and the air dry (like the desert). My favorite bands create that exact vib...

FEATURE PHOTO: Janoma performs at SweetTea’z

FEATURE PHOTO: Janoma performs at SweetTea’z

Raine Zhu, Photographer

June 6, 2019

Nora Gannaway, 13, puts the microphone back on its stand after singing a song at SweeTea'z Thursday evening. Gannaway is a singer from the local band Janoma, which is made up of young teens.  

‘Under the Skin’ is an alluring, somber sci-fi experience

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2019

Editor's note: This review contains spoilers. Jonathan Glazer’s alien drama/horror/science fiction film "Under the Skin" grips onto open-minded audiences with its abnormal, often uncomfortable visual and auditory elements. This is a film that’s definitely not for everyone. The makeup of the f...

A ‘Game of Thrones’ review from someone who just started watching

Jessica Stewart, Columnist

May 20, 2019

I had never seen an episode of “Game of Thrones” until my dad made me watch three episodes from season five with him a few weeks ago. It was pretty interesting, and I had been wanting to give it a try for a while, so I decided to start watching it myself. A few days ago, I started watching...

Actors talk favorite moments performing ‘I Do, I Do’

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2019

The hot, thick air of the Charleston Alley Theatre was cut last weekend by the punchy voices of actors Thomas MacMullen and Tenille Ulm as they portrayed Michael and Agnes in “I Do, I Do.” The musical explores the offbeat pace of life’s mediocrities and most precious moments, while shedding...

Charleston Alley Theatre presents ‘I Do, I Do’

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2019

“I Do, I Do,” a musical about the ups and downs of married life, is coming to the Charleston Alley Theatre this and next weekend. Director Duke Bagger said the theatre is doing something a little different for this production, and Tenille Ulm, an Eastern alumna who is playing Agnes, deserves all...

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