LOL and All That Jazz...The last Piccolo Spoleto Jazz Evening for 2008 upstairs at Mistral's ended on a high note. Literally.
Bobbie Storm sang up a storm as she has been doing in Charleston for the last four decades. She was one of the first jazz performers I enjoyed when I came back to Charleston in 1993.
Back then she sang at places like Chef & Clef and Acme Bar & Grill (Think global/Drink local). Very fitting that Mistral's fairly new upstairs setting was her venue.
Another music place I have found to be very enjoyable is Mad River, the former Seaman's Chapel on Market at East Bay. The room is perfect with fine acoustics and a wait staff eager to make your visit a good one.
Jazz, Blues...and comedy. These are a few of my favorite things and the comedic Finale at Theater 99 was, as always, a treat.
Upright Citizens Brigade, the touring group down from NYC, demonstrated there MIGHT be humor in a visit to the OB/GYN.
The UCB also observed during their stay that Charlestonians loved their city and loved to drink. Looking just on my row, I guess I'd have to agree.
The home team of The Have Nots had fun "making sausage" on stage - in English and Spanish.
The script for all the shows there is blank paper and fertile minds. Wow.
I'm about to wrap up my stint as a SpoJo (citizen journalist covering Spoleto Piccolo) and suggest you take a look at the home base www.Spoletotoday.com for all the coverage by staff and we humble SpoJos. Thank you.