The city of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is seeking artists in music, theater, dance, visual art, media art and literature to participate in the 2020 North Charleston Arts Fest, scheduled for April 29-May 3 at various venues throughout North Charleston.

Charleston writer R.G. Bruneau has published "The Craftsman's Crucible," an autobiographical novel about a young boy's coming-of-age journey in a family with a domineering father and emotionally detached mother. It intertwines memories of the past with current circumstances, expressing a mes…

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While the local mainstays of sweeping Lowcountry vistas and transporting feats of plein air are still in lovely abundance, they are now joined by relatively recent arrivals displaying fresh perspectives.

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Whether they were informed by it, like the Charleston-based Corrie McCallum, or were responding to it, like artist Robert Rauschenberg when creating work in Charleston, the results of their approaches were a far cry from the ubiquitous renderings of steeples, street vendors and single houses.

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Last Spoleto, there were numerous interruptions. There was the insistent ring during a seminal leap in a dance. There was the dog bark ringtone ruining a reflective experimental jazz piece. A rock 'n' blare sounded during a solo at a chamber music concert.

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The photographic record is rich. It includes images made after the Great Fire of 1861, which destroyed many important structures, including S.C. Institute Hall, the Pinckney Mansion and St. Andrew’s Hall.