AN EXTENDED MUSICAL FAMILY

These days, everyone from a football coach to your stockbroker insists their operation is a “family” affair. But for some, like Mary and Dr. Robert Taylor, the claim is not a cliché.

FINDING YOUR INNER JOY

Dance is a language of physicality, movement, expression. And its eloquence is seldom rivaled.

ARTISTRY, MASTERY AND INVENTION

It is no coincidence that the resurgence of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) over the past six years has paralleled the growth of one of its most respected members.

ARIA OF AMBITION

One suspects Mary Gould agreed to present the play Emilie earlier this year because its heroine, a Renaissance woman of substance and wit, mirrored her own versatility and commitment.

A LEGACY IN THE MAKING

America had its fabled Algonquin Round Table of literary leading lights, England its renowned Bloomsbury Group. Now Charleston seeks a new legacy of its own.

IT’S HOME COURT FOR THURMOND

For Paul R. Thurmond it is not a matter of having new worlds to conquer.

CELEBRATING “THE HALL”

So much has been written and said about the grand (bordering on grandiose) new Gaillard Center that some may overlook that day-to-day centerpiece of the local music scene: the Charleston Music Hall.

BUILDING ON A LITERARY LEGACY

BEAUFORT, S.C.—In what has become a typical afternoon at the Pat Conroy Literary Center, a steady caravan of literary pilgrims and well-wishers amble through the Museum That Words Built, its rooms artfully arrayed with personal effects and memorabilia of a celebrated writing life.

THE ART OF CRAFTS

“It is such a tactile medium,” says Lady’s Island artist Kathy Oda, whose kaleidoscopic, jewel-toned creations celebrate the seductiveness of glass. “You look at it and you want to feel it, to see if it actually is that shape or an optical illusion.

BLOWING UP A GALE

Without craftsmanship, said Brahms, inspiration “is a mere reed shaken in the wind.” His clever double meaning is not lost on artists of the wind instruments, and certainly not on the exemplary ensemble that is the Charleston Wind Symphony (CWS).