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November 29, 2012

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Music is the magic word in the next week in Coastal Carolina University’s Wheelwright Auditorium, in Conway.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, TUESDAY | 11.30, 12.01, 12.04

Concerts at CCU

Music is the magic word in the next week in Coastal Carolina University’s Wheelwright Auditorium, in Conway.

• The Coastal Honor Band and Scholarship Festival, a three-day music camp for students in grades 8-12, will conclude with a concert at 2 p.m. Saturday, with the festival Wind Ensemble, led by Robert W. Smith, coordinator of the music industry program at Troy University in Alabama, and the Coastal Honor Band, conducted by Jay Jacobs, director of bands at McNeese State University in Louisiana. Admission is free.
• The Coastal Department of Music’s annual Faculty Recital, with solos, duets and a sextet, plays at 1 p.m. Friday, rescheduled from 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
• The CCU Symphonic Band will present “Journey to the Castle” at 8:30 p.m. Friday. The show opens with Rossano Galante’s “Journey to the Lion’s Castle,” and other works will include the European baroque-era “Courtly Airs and Dances” by Ron Nelson, and “The Merry King” by Percy Grainger.
• The CCU Percussion Ensemble, playing more than 50 instruments such as marimba, timpani and vibraphone, will give its fall concert, “The Crystals,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Admission for each of the three aforementioned concerts is $9 general admission; $7; CCU and Horry-Georgetown Technical College alumni, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members and ages 65 and older; $3 CCU and HGTC students, faculty and staff, and ages 11-17; and free for ages 10 and younger with adult.

Details at 349-2502 or



Second Stage at library

The Murrells Inlet Community Theatre’s repertory troupe, Second Stage, present a night of entertainment with an essayist, verbalist and the seven women who make up the Pawleys Island Flute Choir for the Friends of the Waccamaw Library “First Thursday” meeting.

The event is at 7 p.m. next Thursday at the Georgetown County Library Waccamaw Neck Branch, 24 Commerce Lane, Pawleys Island, west of U.S. 17, for free, with some Christmas goodies and refreshments.

Also, the Friends have confirmed its book sale for 5-8 p.m. Dec. 13 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 14 in the library conference room. Items ranging from 50 cents to $10 will include cookbooks, children’s books, and a special collection of World War II reading donated by a local resident.

Details at 545 3623 or

TUESDAY | 12.03

Olympian throws her name into benefit

Amber Campbell, a 2004 Coastal Carolina University graduate who competed in the hammer throw at Summer Olympics in 2008 in Beijing and 2012 in London, will give the keynote address at the “Champions of Youth” dinner.

This event to celebrate children, by the Boys & Girls Club of the Grand Strand, is at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ocean Lakes Family Campground Recreation Center, at U.S. 17 Bypass and S.C. 544, just north of Surfside Beach. Outback Steakhouse will prepare the meal, and Brie Jackson of WBTW-TV 13 News is the host.

Tickets are $25 per person, or $150 for a sponsorship table, and proceeds benefit the programs of the clubs, based in Myrtle Beach.

Details at 712-1977 or

SATURDAY, SUNDAY, MONDAY | 12.01, 12.02, 12.03

Art events abundant

Choose from various special art events locally:

• The Georgetown Art Gallery, 705 Front St., Georgetown, will have an open house 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. The site is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Details at 527-7711 or
• Meet Blake Brown, a Surfside Beach native, for an opening reception honoring him as December Artist of the Month, 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Fresh Brewed Coffee House, 933 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. Admission is a requested $5 donation. The site opens at 3 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, Details at 251-8282, and
• Bobbie Lawson will give a free docent tour at 2 p.m. Sunday of “An Artist’s Eye: A Journey through Modern and Contemporary Art with Sigmund Abeles” and “Figuratively Speaking: The Art of Sigmund Abeles,” at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach. Those exhibits and Jonathan Green – The Artist as Servant-Leader: A Retrospective of Community Engagement” continue through late December. The museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays, and admission is free, with donations welcome. Details at 238-2510 or
• The Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, in Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, presents “Portfolios.” See works by 12 CCU Department of Visual Arts graduating seniors based on each student’s course of study, include printmaking, painting, sculpture and photography. See the show Monday-Dec.15, with a opening reception 4:30-6:30 p.m. next Thursday. The gallery’s free and open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Details at 349-6454 or

FRIDAY-SATURDAY | 11.30-12.01

Art walk in McClellanville

Anyone commuting to Charleston who wants to do more than drive through McClellanville has a reason to stop this weekend for what coordinators call the “world’s best small art walk.”

Stroll among artist studios and shop on Pinckney Street in the town’s historic district, off U.S. 17, about a half-hour south of Georgetown, 5-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

The Cottage will have pieces by William Baldwin, Susan Brannen, Yuka Duke, Bud Hill, Celeste Howe and Sarah Scott, and other participants include Gooden Farms with “Adaptive Gardens,” and Cassena Studios, with John McWilliams and Nancy Marshall.

T.W. Graham Seafood Restaurant will serve dinner, with art by several artists on display and live music.

Details at 810-8419 or email

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