From the Mountains  to the Marsh

From the Mountains to the Marsh

The 5th Annual Charleston Bluegrass Festival returns to West Ashley, with two days of live music by Lorne Chambers | Editor Two years ago the Charleston Bluegrass Festival was held in West Ashley on a stunning piece of Lowcountry called the Charleston Woodlands....

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Art Matters

Courtney Trevino West Ashley Vinyl Shop Owner, teacher, DIY crafter Describe what you do: I use a special printer type cutting machine that allows for shapes and text to be cut out of paper, vinyl, fabric, or heat transfer materials for fashion, home goods, and...

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The Vitality of Color

Abstract artist Nancy Amis display oil paintings in Navigation, a new exhibit of her works from Staff Reports Local artist Nancy Amis has an impressive list of experiences, accolades, and degrees. But why should we pay attention to her? Amis’s abstract paintings...

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Art Matters: Jeffrey Jordan

Jeffrey Jordan Drama Teacher Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School Adjunct Professor, College of Charleston He has worked with Charleston Stage, Woolfe Street, and Village Playhouse.   Describe what you do: I use theater arts: drama, improv, movement, and...

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Growing Up Bernstein

Acclaimed author and daughter of famed composer Leonard Bernstein, comes to West Ashley as part of for JCC Bookfest from Staff Reports Author, narrator, and filmmaker Jamie Bernstein has transformed a lifetime of loving music into a career of sharing her knowledge and...

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Taking The Highway

Local bluegrass duo Red Cedar Review play Home Team Live Wire Wednesday by Lorne Chambers | Editor A couple years ago, local musician Brad Edwardson made the decision to begin taking his music, specifically his guitar playing, more seriously. Edwardson, who at the...

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A Conversation with Corina Fimian

Corina Fimian was born in Switzerland and emigrated to the United States in 1996. After moving to Charleston, she started taking ballet at Ballet Academy of Charleston. With her love for ballet and a solid business background, Corina Fimian took over Ballet Academy of...

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Finding Her Voice

A year after losing her gallery, West Ashley arts champion and West Of Free Press contributor Susan Irish debuts personal solo show by Lorne Chambers | Editor It’s been a tumultuous year for Susan Irish. The former public school teacher and tireless supporter of the...

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Plane Jane Says Goodbye

Iconic Charleston party band calls it quits after 25 years of rocking the Lowcountry by Lorne Chambers | Editor Longevity is something that’s extremely hard to achieve in the music business. Yet Plane Jane has been at the forefront of the Charleston party scene for...

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Magic of the Marsh

Local artist Chelsea Edwards draws inspiration from the energy of the outdoors By Lorne Chambers | editor Whether it’s a song, a movie, a book, or a painting, art has the power to transport us. And with chilly weather here in the Lowcountry, it’s nice to be...

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Horsing Around

West Ashley dad Andrew Barton writes and illustrates children’s book ‘Heyward the Horse Loves Charleston, Of Course’ By Lorne Chambers | Editor West Ashley resident Andrew Barton is a father, husband, designer, and illustrator who can now add children’s book author to...

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