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Arts and Entertainment, Jan. 9

  • Thursday, January 9, 2014

Coastal Carolina University is hosting a new program titled “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway,” which begins in January and runs through April. The six-part series features documentary film screenings with scholar-led discussions of 20th century American popular music.

The screenings and discussions will be held in the James J. Johnson Auditorium of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration Building on select Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m.

The six sessions focus on musical genres that are uniquely American: blues, gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass, country, rock ‘n’ roll, mambo and hip hop. The sessions are designed to educate audiences how 20th century American music has influenced modern culture.

The program series will be shown on the following days:

Monday, Jan. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Session One: The Blues and Gospel Music featuring “Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Episode 1, Feel Like Going Home” and “Say Amen, Somebody”

Monday, Feb. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Session Two: Broadway and Tin Pan Alley featuring “Broadway: The American Musical, Episode 2: Syncopated City (1919-1933)”

Monday, Feb. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Session Three: Swing Jazz featuring “Ken Burns’ Jazz: Episode 6: Swing: The Velocity of Celebration” and “International Sweethearts of Rhythm”

Monday, March 24, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Session Four: Country and Bluegrass featuring “High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music”

Monday, April 7, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Session Five: Latin Rhythms from Mambo to Hip Hop featuring “Latin Music USA, Episode 1: Bridges” and “From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale”

Monday, April 21, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Session Six: Rock featuring “The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll: Episode 6, Plugging In”

“America’s Music” has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor, awarded to CCU’s Department of Music and Kimbel Library. CCU is one of only 50 sites nationwide selected to host this program series. “America’s Music” is a project by the Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association, Tribeca Flashpoint and the Society for American Music.

The James J. Johnson Auditorium is in the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration Building, located at 119 Chanticleer Drive E. in Conway. For more information, contact Patti Edwards, project director, at 843-349-2570 or pyedward@coastal.edu, or Amy Tully, project scholar, at 843-349-2352 or atully@coastal.edu.

— From CCU

African American artists invited to participate in Black History Month exhibit

The Cultural Council of Georgetown County invites 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.

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.

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