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The second annual “Blues on the Marsh” festival will be from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. March 28, showcasing the roots, talent and cultural heritage of the blues — and especially its connections to the Lowcountry.
This year’s lineup includes slide guitarist John Emil, dirty-blues band Bottles N’ Cans, funk and swing outfit the Jeff Beasley Band, the Josh Maul Band and the Eric Culberson Band. The festival will close with a 7:30 p.m. performance by Valentino and the Piedmont Sharks.
“Blues on the Marsh” also will sport a variety of food and drinks vendors, arts and crafts and more.
Beaufort Performing Arts presents “Concertante,” a performance by a group of six virtuoso string players, at 7 p.m. March 29 at the University of South Carolina Beaufort Performing Arts Center, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort.
Maybe comic Manny Oliveira learned how to make sharp observations about people when he served as a counselor in the U.S. Air Force for a few years in the ’70s. That can be a funny place, after all, especially since Oliveira was stationed far, far away from any actual combat.
“For four years, while I was there, there wasn’t a single attack in San Antonio, Texas. I was watching it,” Oliveira said by phone this week. “Everything’s funny in the military. It takes a half hour to ask a question and three months to get a decision.”
The Guild of Beaufort Galleries will open its doors for a special Art Walk from 5 to 7:30 p.m. March 28. The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
Maps will be available in each of the participating galleries displaying the purple and white Guild logo. Purple and white banners and balloons also will mark the member galleries.
Beaufort military officials say the area’s military and private-public housing developments are not affected by a new Corps policy that requires registered sex offenders to move out of on-base housing or apply for a waiver to live there.
“It’s not an issue for us,” said Maj. James Jarvis, spokesman for Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. “We don’t have any registered sex offenders living in the housing near the air station or out at (Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island) or in the military housing at the Naval Hospital. We also haven’t received any waiver requests.”
For two evenings next week, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra will relocate to Shelter Cove Park for “College Night at the Symphony,” an outdoor concert featuring well-known college fight songs, as well as popular music from the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.
Along with “The Halls of Ivy,” “The Whiffenpoof Song” and “The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi,” the orchestra, under the direction of Mary Woodmansee Green, will perform the sounds of Duke Ellington, the Beatles, the Beach Boys and more.
By Jason Crane • Special to the Guide
Once again, the Savannah Music Festival features a world-class list of performers from a wide array of genres — far too many, in fact, to list in full in these pages. So what follows is a selection of highlights you might want to pencil in early; for the full schedule of the festival's events, click here.
• Academy of Ancient Music: 6 p.m. March 27 at the Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church. OK, “Ancient” may be pushing it — the music they’re performing is less than 300 years old — but whatever you call it, the Academy of Ancient Music is one of the world’s premier period ensembles. And they’ll be playing one of the classics: Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos. For 40 years, the AAM has been playing baroque music and other early works the way they were meant to be played. In fact, an AAM concert is about as close as you can get to what you would have heard had you been in the crowd with Bach himself.
Busy week over at the Shoreline Ballroom: In addition to the Snoop Dogg show on May 17 (which will be opened by a Somalian rapper/singer named K'Naan - at right - who'd be worth stopping by for alone), the Hilton Head Island venue has lined up dates for crunchy rockers Shinedown (May 6), the remaining Wailers (performing "Exodus" in its entirely on May 19), singer-songwriter and island regular Corey Smith (May 24) and Primus/Oysterhead oddball godfather Les Claypool (May 29).
K'Naan's record company doesn't want us embedding anything, because making content easily available on the Internet is a stupid idea apparently, but click here for "ABCs," featuring the extremely missed Chubb Rock.
A Louisiana student was arrested after allegedly slapping a teacher this week, about a week after a Battery Creek High School teacher resigned after a student slapped him.
The 12-year-old Louisiana student stood up and tried to leave class before he was dismissed Tuesday, and his teacher put her arm out to stop him. The student began yelling and cursing at the teacher before slapping her arm, The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported.
Out today is one for the dudes. “I Love You, Man.” With the changing times it’s become more and more socially acceptable these days for “bromances” and “man dates.” These are activities that two male friends take part in while keeping the “intimate” part out of the equation. It’s just a good bonding time for you and your buddy. And so in a world where Brody Jenner from “The Hills” gets his own reality show based on finding such a partner, it’s only to be expected that a movie has to be released based on such a topic as well.