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Dance Recitals all over Beaufort

 

Saturday marked the end of a busy after-school season for many area dancers.  Two recitals were held at the University of South Carolina Performing Arts Center and Beaufort High School Performing Arts Center. Lowcountry School of Performing Arts, owned by Deanna Kraszewski, presented “Peter Pan,” a production that included Celene Lampright as Wendy Darling; Keating Reichel as John Darling; Hannah Lienhop as Michael Darling; Nonie Yeager as Peter Pan; Madison Mullen as Tinkerbell; Olivia Givens as the Lead Light Fairy; Mary Margaret Achurch as Princess Tigerlili; Kristin Floyd as Queen Clarien; Grace Trask as Tinket; Erin Filler as Smee; Lili Walker as Captain Hook; Megan Howe, Morgan Waters and Tami Suire as Pirates; Briley Langehans as Tic Toc; and a full cast of Party Attendants, Mermaids, Indians, Fairies and Lost Boys. Studio B Dance Centre, founded  by Erin Demers and with Heather Gwin as the assistant director, presented “Take Me To TV Land.” Studio B is already busy planning its spring 2012 show, “Under the Big Top!”

 

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Sweetgrass Music Festival  – All for the Kids

 

Hundreds of people, both locals and visitors, came out last Saturday to listen to the sounds of the Beaufort Sweetgrass Music Festival. Five bands participated in the benefit concert for the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA). The music spanned the generations playing rock-and-roll classics from the 60’s and 70’s on through the 80’s and 90’s.

The all-day concert featured music by The Groovetones, The Mr. Bill Band, Snazzy Red, Brandon Hage, Eric Daubert, and Audioshot. Some of these musicians used to frequent Bailey’s and the Canteen, some of Beaufort’s old hangouts from the 60’s and 70’s. There was even a nationally recognized sweetgrass basket weaver, Vera Manigault, on site giving sewing demonstrations of her treasured baskets throughout the day.

“We really appreciate all the bands coming together to help CAPA. It was their talent and generosity that made this event possible. Many volunteers spent a lot of time organizing this event, especially Susan Wester, volunteer event coordinator, and Kim Torrey. The business community really pitched in to help cover the expenses. We are thankful for a fun event and thoroughly enjoyed listening to the local musicians,” said Susan Cato, CAPA’s executive director.

Countless CAPA volunteers came out to work the ticket booths and sell food and beverages. All proceeds from the concert go to CAPA to help purchase a new box truck for CAPA’s Closet thrift store. If you’d like to learn more about CAPA, visit www.capabeaufort.org or call 843.524.4350.

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Cancer Survivor’s Day at Keyserling Cancer Center

 

Last Sunday, which was National Cancer Survivor Day, many came out to the Keyserling Cancer Center to celebrate with thousands of other Americans who have beat the disease.

“Today, a diagnosis of cancer is not a death sentence,” said Constance Duke, cancer program director for Beaufort Memorial Hospital. “More than 60 percent of patients are cured of cancer, and the statistics are getting better every year.”

Since BMH opened the cancer center five years ago, the Duke-affiliated facility has treated more than a 1,000 patients with a variety of diseases, including lymphoma, colon, breast, lung and prostate cancers.

At Keyserling, physicians and specialists encompassing a broad range of disciplines work as a team to ensure coordinated and seamless care.