The Charleston Jazz Festival is a four-day undertaking that mixes local practitioners and international stars. The fifth iteration of the festival, which runs Jan. 24-27, kicks off with Latin Grammy winner Nestor Torres, a flute player from Puerto Rico. Torres takes the stage at the Charlest…

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YWCA Greater Charleston’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. tribute is a 10-day-long celebration that includes a parade, ecumenical and worship services, a poetry slam and a racial equality workshop. Thousands of Lowcountry residents take part in one way or another.

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Like one's first sight of the sea, a sky-piercing peak or soaring redwood forest, this iconic red-sand desert region straddling the Arizona-Utah border is indelible, a marvel to behold. Famed for the towering sandstone buttes of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, it is instantly recognizable from many a classic Western movie.

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Two of the Netherlands’ most important art dealers in the 1930s and 1940s were Benjamin and Nathan Katz, who operated a gallery in the city of Dieren called Firma D. Katz. To save Jewish lives, the two men struck deals with the Nazis and sold most of the paintings in their possession. Now, Benjamin Katz’s grandson, a Mount Pleasant resident who operates a record store on John Street in downtown Charleston, is suing the Dutch government in an effort to recover 144 works.

Camera Works Cafe holds its second in a series of three events related to the "Southbound" exhibit mounted by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. This free presentation, featuring local photographer Michelle Van Parys, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Redux Contemporary Ar…

Author Claudia Renton explores the intrigue and romantic lives of English aristocrat Percy Wyndham's three daughters, Mary, Pamela and Madeline, called Mananai. 

A new book published by the University of Georgia Press celebrates the legacy of beloved South Carolina author Pat Conroy. Co-edited by Nicole Seitz and Jonathan Haupt, "Our Prince of Scribes" features essays by dozens of authors and highlights, among other things, Conroy's devotion to his f…

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The Charleston Symphony Orchestra kicks off a series of holiday concerts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, with a program featuring Charleston Symphony brass players joined by Doc Severinsen, former band leader for "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson," and Phil Smith, former principal trump…

The columnist recently traveled to Europe, where he remembered a long-forgotten lesson to appreciate the "uncouth life."

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Canada's Maritime Provinces are well-named. In a trip to Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and a brief foray into New Brunswick, the guest columnist writes that she was never far from water, significant water — the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Northumberland Strait and the clear, green, delightfully cold Atlantic.

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In “Vanity Fair,” the two female characters are constant and give the play focus, Andrews said. For this production, the approach is to keep things fluid and out in the open. Costume, prop and set changes are done before the audience. Movement, posture and gestures are adjusted instantaneously to signal the presence of a new character.