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5:04 am on Monday February 25, 2013

Human remains found at Gaillard construction site (Update: 37 graves, cannon ball)

Image by City of Charleston An image grab from the construction site's webcam show the heavy rain's effects. (Update 5 at the bottom.) The Post and Courier reports that an archaeological team is investigating two sets of human remains discovered at...
12:33 pm on Thursday September 27, 2012

Roof to come off Gaillard Auditorium on Monday

Image by City of Charleston The construction site on Thursday. The $142 million overhaul of the Gaillard Center is continuing and on Monday, October 1, the roof is slated to be torn off the building starting at 8 a.m. Here are more detail from a...
5:36 am on Thursday April 26, 2012

Gaillard criticism: Mayor Riley defends $142 million revamp of auditorium (Greenspace design approved)

Image by Gaillard Center Updates are at the bottom: A $142 million remake of the Gaillard Municipal Auditorium on Calhoun Street has been under design for a couple of years now and thanks to increasing flak directed at the proposed bigger theater...
2:22 am on Sunday April 8, 2012

Alternative ideas instead of a $150M rebuild of the Gaillard

A rendering of the side profile of the proposed rebuilt Gaillard. Evan R. Thompson, executive director of the Preservation Society of Charleston, offers alternative solution instead of investing in a proposed $150 million revamp of the Gaillard ...
6:54 am on Monday February 6, 2012

Laissez les bons temps rouler at the 3rd annual Mardi Gras Ball Masque (updated with photos)

Image by Flickr user Caitlinator Updates are at the bottom On February 4th, the Krewe of Charleston will bring the third annual Mardi Gras ball to Charleston's Gaillard Auditorium. This year's Royal Ball Masque MMXII will be lead by the Royal King,...
8:00 am on Monday January 24, 2011

Girl Talk at the Gaillard (update: post-show review)

Image by Flickr user Kmeron Gregg Gillis doing his thangUpdate January 24: The Charleston City Paper's got a post Girl Talk review and from the sound of it, it was one hell of a sweaty, loud light show saturated dance party. Sounds about right! Here...
4:49 am on Sunday December 26, 2010

Builder of new Cooper River Bridge takes an early lead in bid for Gaillard revamp

Image by Flickr user { pranav } The $142 million contract for the transition of the Gaillard Municipal Auditorium into the Gaillard Center is a big prize, and international contractor Skanska appears to be taking a big lead. Skanska is the same...
4:08 am on Friday December 17, 2010

Gaillard Auditorium proposed design remake draws flak (update: approval)

Image by Gaillard CenterUpdate December 17, approval: Despite varied criticism the design remake of the Gaillard Municipal Auditorium has won its first and most important approval from Charleston's Board of Architectural Review. The Post and Courier...
2:27 am on Sunday November 14, 2010

Whale of a Sale: Charleston's biggest garage sale is back (update: photos, report)

Update November 14: Turnout was good with many folks partaking as though this was the line for Target on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Some 2,000 came out with many lining up in the wee hours of the morning to land a good deal. The Post and Courier...
3:48 am on Monday October 4, 2010

Help build a 'Bookzilla' statue in downtown Charleston this week

Image by Flickr user Horia VarlanWhat do you get when you combine a 15,000 old books with a passion for literacy? Bookzilla. Local artist Karl Beckwith Smith, will lead an attempt to set a new sculpture record by collecting and stacking more than...

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