African American artists invited to participate in Black History Month exhibit

  • Friday, January 3, 2014

The Georgetown Cultural Arts Council would like to invite local African American artists to participate in their Black History Month exhibit during February.

A reception will be hosted on Feb. 1 celebrating the opening of the exhibit and Black History Month activities.

During the reception local poets are encouraged to participate in an “open mic” were they may showcase their original work or share their favorite poem(s) of an African American author.

Anyone interested in participating can call Scott at (843) 520-0744.

The Moveable Feast

The Moveable Feast offers literary luncheons with exciting authors at area restaurants.

Since 1998, this popular series of literary luncheons, each featuring an established or debuting author, is held on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a variety of Waccamaw Neck restaurants.

Founded and managed by CLASS, The Moveable Feast showcases authors selected by Litchfield Books.

Books may be purchased from them in advance or at the Feast with a 10-percent discount.

After each Moveable Feast, the author adjourns to the bookstore at 2 p.m. to sign for those unable to attend the luncheon.

Paid reservations for the Moveable Feast are requested by the Wednesday prior to the event.

Most Feasts are $25.

Reservations may be made onsite at Art Works inside the Chocolate and Coffee House at the Litchfield Exchange, online at www.ClassAtPawleys.com, or by phone, 843-235-9600.

Jan. 10 — James Scott

(War Below) at Inlet Affairs

“The War Below” is the riveting story of the submarine force that helped win World War II in the Pacific by ravaging Japan’s merchant fleet and destroying the nation’s economy.

Wednesday, Jan. 15 — Karen White

(Return to Tradd Street) at Pawleys Plantation

Facing her future as a single mother, psychic Realtor Melanie Middleton is determined to be strong and leave her past with writer Jack Trenholm behind her.

But history has a tendency of catching up with Melanie, whether she likes it or not. Melanie is only going through the motions of living since refusing Jack’s marriage proposal.

Despite an insistence that she can raise their child alone, Melanie is completely unprepared for motherhood, and she struggles to complete renovations on her house on Tradd Street before the baby arrives.

Jan. 17 — Paul Grimshaw

(Travelers of the Gray Dawn) at Carefree Catering

What if...? What if the South had won the American Civil War?

What might America, and even the rest of the world, look like if this nation-splitting War Between the States had ended differently?

In this action-adventure, time-travel, alternative history thriller, you’ll see what might have been had the South been successful.

When three modern-day Civil War reenactors accidentally travel through time and space, a cascade of events transpires so that 2013 does not resemble the 2013 that they, and the reader, know.

Freelance journalist Paul Grimshaw has written a captivating, compelling story filled with likable characters, intriguing plot twists, and a re-envisioning of a world that might have been.

Jan. 24 — James Lowell Underwood

(Deadly Censorship: Murder, Honor and Freedom of the Press) at Pine Lakes Country Club, Myrtle Beach

On Jan. 15, 1903, South Carolina Lt. Gov. James H. Tillman shot and killed Narciso G. Gonzales, editor of South Carolina’s most powerful newspaper, The State.

Blaming Gonzales’s stinging editorials for his loss of the 1902 gubernatorial race, Tillman shot Gonzales to avenge the defeat and redeem his “honor” and his reputation as a man who took bold, masculine action in the face of an insult.

Underwood investigates the epic murder trial of Tillman to test whether biting editorials were a legitimate exercise of freedom of the press or an abuse that justified killing when camouflaged as self-defense.

A specialist on constitutional law, Underwood has written the definitive examination of the court proceedings, the state’s complicated homicide laws, and the violent cult of personal honor that had undergirded South Carolina society since the colonial era.

Saturday, Feb. 15 — Cokie Roberts

(Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation) at Pawleys Plantation

A Benefit for The Library Center-Waccamaw

From New York Times bestselling author Cokie Roberts comes New York Times bestseller Founding Mothers, now adapted for young readers.

An intimate and illuminating look at the fervently patriotic and passionate women whose tireless pursuits on behalf of their families — and their country — proved just as crucial to the forging of a new nation as the rebellion that established it. Proceeds will benefit the new Waccamaw Neck library.

Bill Oberst Jr. returns home to present Book of Genesis

Georgetown native Bill Oberst Jr. is coming home for a brand new one-man presentation of the Book Of Genesis.

The recitation will take place at the Strand Theater on Front Street in Georgetown on Jan. 11 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The first book of the Bible and of The Torah, Genesis is an ancient text whose authorship is traditionally ascribed to Moses. The Hebrew name for the book, Bereshit, literally means in the beginning (also the first words of the text.) The word Genesis is a translation of a Greek word meaning origin, Oberst explained in an announcement about the production.

The recitation of Genesis will be selective but not edited, Oberst said of the 90-minute presentation.

“The big stories are all there; The Creation, The Fall, Abraham, Jacob and Esau, Joseph And His Brothers” said the actor “and they are complete. I wanted to give a big-picture show that captures the sweep and the drama of the book without asking people to sit in the theater for three hours.”

Oberst said he tried for a text that is faithful to the original language and fresh on the ear, using both The Amplified Bible and The Jewish Publication Society’s Tanakh.

“There are a few surprises in the original language” he said, “for instance in the Creation story the Spirit of God is also translated as A wind from God, which broods upon the face of the great deep...the language is alive and vibrant. However you choose to take it, every one of us can come to Genesis and learn something about ourselves. It is the story of us.”

A touring stage veteran who now does film and TV work in Los Angeles, Oberst is best known for villainous roles (his performance as The Facebook Stalker in the online Take This Lollipop was awarded a Daytime Emmy in 2012.) He says performing Genesis will be both a nice change of pace and, literally, the realization of a dream.

“I kept dreaming about doing this, over and over” he says “and finally I just said ‘OK Lord, if you’ll show me what to do, I’ll do it.’ And, as usual, He did.”

Reserved seats are $15 and are available by calling the theater at (843) 527-2924.

Long Bay Symphony presents Musical Narrative

The Long Bay Symphony will present a Musical Narrative at 4 p.m. on Jan. 19, in the Music & Arts Center of Myrtle Beach High School.

This event will feature the Carolina Master Chorale’s Jeffrey Jones, baritone.

Symphonic music’s inherent descriptive power is able not only to portray emotions and paint pictures, but even tell a story.

Hear some of the most powerful and famous narrative masterpieces in the orchestral repertory, from a great Shakespeare drama to an epic biblical tale, a journey down a Bohemian river and even a ride on a roller coaster.

John Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Smetana The Moldau

Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet

Walton Belshazzar’s Feast

Classical Series performances are held on Sundays at 4 p.m. in the Music & Arts Center of Myrtle Beach High School, 3302 Robert Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach. A pre-concert talk with Maestro Charles Jones Evans is at 3:15 p.m. in the cafeteria.

The Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra presents the second concert of the season:

Gospel Celebration (Jan. 26 at 5 p.m.) – Music & Arts Center, Myrtle Beach High School featuring the Community Youth Gospel Choir coordinated by the Mason Temple Church.

The concert is a benefit for The Genesis Community Complex of the Mason Temple Church.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students (22 and under).

Tickets available for all concerts through the Long Bay Symphony office at 950 48th Avenue N., Suite 202, Myrtle Beach, by phone 843.448.8379 or online at www.longbaysymphony.com.

The mission of The Long Bay Symphony is to provide the highest quality musical performances and programs that educate and entertain while enhancing the cultural environment of the region.

The Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra remains a top priority as LBS invests in the cultural and artistic future of the region.

Precious Blood to hold sixth annual auction

The Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church Women’s Club will be holding their sixth annual auction on Jan. 30, at the Parish Life Center, 1633 Waverly Ave., Pawleys Island.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for preview. Bidding begins at 6:30 (purchases may be paid by cash or check only). There will be light snacks and beverages available and a silent auction. All are welcome; ladies, gentlemen, friends and neighbors.

All proceeds benefit the Tidelands Community Hospice.

Please bring your donation of items to be auctioned to the Parish Life Center on Jan. 29, between noon and 3 p.m.

Bring items you would like to re-gift, jewelry (in a box or baggie), household and kitchen items, games, toys etc.

Please, no clothing, computers, books, CDs or Christmas items (decorations, etc.). They cannot accept any items to be auctioned off the night of the auction.

For any questions, please call 843-651-3966.

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