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This week, the Academy Awards announced it would be doubling its number of best-picture nominees from five to 10, partly to acknowledge the consistent, year-round quality of America cinema, which is why they made the announcement the week a Michael Bay movie came out. But that’s not all for fans of sprawling, garishly overlong binges of famous people congratulating themselves; be on the lookout for these...
In a first for the group, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra will perform three “Picnic & Pops” concerts at Shelter Cove Park on Hilton Head Island.
The first show on Wednesday is the timely “Star-Spangled Salute,” which will include patriotic music drawn from our nation’s history.
“My Sister’s Keeper” is a horror movie for parents and a righteous weeper that earns its tears. Directed with a sure, sensitive hand by Nick Cassavetes (“The Notebook”), it is an actors’ showcase built on a moral dilemma. But at its most basic, it’s just a good cry.
Rick Hubbard, “The Kazoo King,” will perform a new interactive family-friendly music-and-comedy show at the Hilton Head Comedy Club on Monday nights. Doors open at 7 p.m.; showtime is from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, but kids are free. The Hilton Head Comedy Club is located at Pineland Station on Hilton Head Island. For information, call 843-681-7757 or go to www.hiltonheadcomedyclub.com.
Back in 1984, on the night before hosting my very first sleepover, secret mid-level negotiations took place between me, age 9, and my mother, age 137, regarding a little thing called Please Don’t Embarrass Me, Not Tonight.
“Dad has to wear pants when he gets up to go to the bathroom. Every time. No tighty-whitey sightings.”
“No bodily functions.”
“I’ll try. You know how he — ”
This blog was launched several months ago with a desire to obviate the philosophy governing coverage by The Beaufort Gazette (and, since our April reorganization, The Island Packet.) We also sought to stoke conversation with readers about our decision-making.
Not that our readers need prompting here to tell us what they think.
The Swamp Foxes of Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort’s Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron received a new commanding officer Tuesday.
Lt. Col. John Pylant assumed command of the squadron’s nearly 700 Marines and sailors Tuesday morning during a ceremony at the base. Pylant had served as the executive officer of Strike Fighter Squadron 106, a F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet squadron at Naval Air Station Oceana, Va.
Former Beaufort High School standout Sam Pope took another step in his journey to reach the NFL, joining about 110 other hopefuls at a tryout for the Buffalo Bills last Thursday.
According to Pope's agent adviser, Albert Thomas, the Bills are expected to contact Pope by week's end as to whether or not he made the team. Pope could not be reached for comment on Monday, but indications are that the speedy, powerful safety from Hampton University had a good showing last week.
The new commanding officer of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 won’t have to travel far to assume his new duty post.
Formerly the executive officer of Marine Aircraft Group 31, Lt. Col. John A. Bolt assumed command of VMFA-122, nicknamed the Werewolves, during a ceremony Friday outside the squadron’s hangar at MCAS Beaufort.