CCA’s 2009-2010 season

This year, the Charleston Concert Association, under the leadership of John Dunnan, brought Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Bell, and the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Now comes news of the 2009-’10 season. It’s no less spectacular: the Martha Graham Dance Company on Oct. 27; An Evening of Bernstein with the Bruckner Orchestra of Linz, Austria, on Nov. 16; Kathleen Battle singing the traditional holiday music of Handel, Bach, Tchaikovsky, and Mozart on Dec. 7; winners of the Van Cliburn Piano Competition in Texas, date and time to be announced later; Moscow Festival Ballet, March 8, 2010; Philobolus (a modern dance company) on April 10, 2010. —John Stoehr

Express Yourself

The Department of Theatre at the College of Charleston is presenting a dance concert called Expression Through Movement on March 13-15. Nine pieces performed by faculty and students will showcase a variety of dance styles, including ballet, modern, and jazz. The evening features dance faculty Eliza Ingle, Robert Ivey, and Ashley Stock. Students Saki Hamano and Annie Lewis will present their original works. Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Please call (843) 953-5604 for more information. —Emma Hart

Voices of Charleston

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra Gospel Choir’s African-American Sacred Songs II features the major areas of the gospel music: salvation and deliverance, faith and conviction, blessing and benediction. Showtime is 5 p.m. March 14 at the Ashley River Baptist Church. You won’t find a better way to get your blessings in by enjoying some soulful gospel and donating money for a good cause — a sure way to get on anyone’s good side. Tickets are $10 (cash only) and are available at the Gaillard box office on 77 Calhoun St. Tickets are also available at the church an hour before showtime. For more, call (919) 923-2791 or go to —Reina Gascon-Lopez

Dottie’s Back

Dottie Ashley is back after being laid off by The Post and Courier. Her column, “Arts Around,” once again appeared in the paper’s Arts and Travel section two weekends ago. The paper cited her as a freelancer based in Mt. Pleasant. Other than City Paper‘s, Ashley’s voice was the only other dedicated to the arts. It’s very good to see Ms. Ashley back in action. Contact her at —John Stoehr

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