For much of its eight-season run between 1984 and 1992, NBC’s “The Cosby Show” was the most-watched television program in America. Its star, Bill Cosby, had already been a household name for years, going back to his role as co-star of the ’60s secret agent show “I Spy.”.
It’s noon on a mid-September Friday, and John Bell has overslept. The phone rings, and it’s time to go to work. A few hours later, after this phone interview with Charleston Scene (conducted from bed in his Memphis hotel room), Bell will head over to the venue for Widespread Panic’s first show of a two-week run that ends this weekend with two nights in Charleston.
30 fun, cultural, educational, and downright quirky destinations for sunny-day adventures. Channel your inner explorer and carve out some time for carefree drives through the Lowcountry. With centuries of history along a coast that’s rich with biodiversity, every road out of town is literally dotted with points of interest—whether historical, cultural, natural, or utterly odd!
Lake Moultrie is gator country. Tell anyone familiar with it that you're going to paddle there and you'll undoubtedly hear, "Watch out for the gators." Maybe it's the 771-pound dinosaur that three Upstate residents hauled out of there in late September. Or maybe it's the man who lost his arm when he went snorkeling in 2007.
"Really, the whole M.O. of this band is to try to offer what we have to as many people that want to listen to it as possible. Whether they’re streaming or buying the record, we’re just grateful that people appreciate what we’re doing,” said bassist Ben Wahamaki.
Across the marsh, beyond the silhouettes of two shrimp boats pulled to the dock, the sun hovers over the horizon - reluctant, it seems, to put an end to this idyllic summer day. When Johns Island farmer Joseph Fields was a boy, days spent in the field were even tougher than today.