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By JEFF VRABEL • 843-706-8140
Before anyone goes all crazy about the Insane Clown Posse performing on Hilton Head in October, a quick story: There was a time in probably 1972 when everyone was afraid of Alice Cooper, and his torrnents of blood, and his big dumb rock show, and his disembowelment and corpse makeup and all that, and the last time I encountered Alice he was, I believe, engaged in a round of televised golf on VH-1 with Hootie and the Blowfish.
Actually, that’s not true — the last time I encountered Alice was in 2005, when I interviewed him in advance of a vintage Alice, ridiculous, over-the-top splattery concert in Florida, so of course we spent the entire time talking about my son.
The best of Broadway will hit the stage at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina in 2009-10. The performing arts center’s upcoming “Tony Award-Winning Season” comprises five shows that are all multiple winners, with a combined 29 awards.
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I was quite pleased that my blog entry last week about the media’s need for objectivity elicited so many comments, both on this site and on my Facebook page, where an RSS feed from Inside Pages is directed into my notes section.
Members of the board for Riverview Charter School spent hours late Monday night developing a plan to accommodate additional minority students to meet requirements set last month by the federal Office for Civil Rights.
The board of directors met Monday for the first time since reaching an agreement with OCR and the Beaufort County Board of Education allowing the county’s first charter school to open Aug. 17.
Jeremy West has been champing at the bit for another chance, another season.
That time arrives today for the Bluffton High School football coach, as public schools are slated to begin practice in South Carolina. And West and his team are taking in every ounce possible.
Like the rest of the Beaufort County high schools, the Bobcats have scheduled an afternoon practice. Their initial meeting will come at 5 p.m. this afternoon.
S.C. High School League discussing realignment; where will Beaufort County sports teams compete in 2010?
The S.C. High School League is in the process of discussing the realignment and reclassification of the state’s athletic teams for the 2010-12 school years, Roger Hazel said Thursday.
Hazel, who is overseeing the project, said the SCHSL hoped to have a realignment proposal in place for the League’s Executive Committee to review late this week. But that appears unlikely, he said.
“We’re running a bit behind,” Hazel said. “If we can get it done by (Friday) morning, then we can have (the Executive Committee) vote on it. But again, I don’t think we’ll have time.”
I remember clearly the day my Reporting 102 class provided my hour of grand disillusionment. Some details of the session — such as the name and job title of the day’s guest speaker — have faded. However, the sense of uneasiness about the business into which I was to fling myself lingers fresh.
Three distressing things happened on the same day in that class. I will list them in ascending order of concern:
It’s not a secret that a lot of men are leery of ballet, according to the Hilton Head Dance Theatre’s John Carlyle, who founded the Dance School and shares artistic direction responsibilities with his wife, Karena Brock-Carlyle, herself a onetime principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre.
Carlyle says he’s found that male audiences feel intimidated as they struggle to figure out what a particular piece might “mean.” But just as music and art doesn’t have to be understood to impart feelings of joy and inspiration, neither does dance.