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Charleston is known for many things: from history to entertainment, dull is one thing the city is not. Every night, the sun puts on a show over the harbor and lights up the sky for residents to share in awe. Most of us can admit to slyly pulling out our phones to snap the perfect shot. Where is the best place to do that in my opinion (with some help)?

Lake Street Dive exploded into the public eye in 2012 with a cover of Michael Jackson’s “I Want You Back.” The YouTube video shows off lead singer Rachel Price’s powerhouse vocals and put the band’s fun-loving vibe on full display; it went viral immediately and now boasts over three million views. Since then, they’ve released two full length albums—Bad Self Portraits and this year’s Side Pony—and they have established themselves as a perennial force in the music world. Recently Charleston Grit had the pleasure of chatting with Lake Street Dive guitarist Mike “McDuck” Olson about their latest album, their upcoming show at the Music Farm June 8th, and Hometeam BBQ—naturally.

Too good to be true? Two of my favorite places in Charleston are partnering together to start Spoleto’s 40th season off with a bang!

Professional acrobat teaches salsera tumbling and parkour. Results TBD.

Graduates (and parents), tales from a post-grad year in chilly Scandinavia—perhaps reindeer games, dining on Wasa crackers, and breakfast in the buff are as good a prep for the real world as any?

Sleep is becoming more elusive by the day... A Cynthia Rowley soiree with Fern Mallis, modeling scouts, and loving Afriyie Poku's standing O. Plus Loren's Macintosh/Cocktail Club after-party wrap-up

Whether you're the largely underappreciated Faulkner or just a largely unknown Southern storyteller, you can find inspiration in curious places—including a donkey jonesing for a swift kick

The Daily Beast just ranked Charleston the #4 Drunkest City in America (ahead of New Orleans AND Vegas, mind you). What do you think? Shall we sober up or belly up and have another?

A basic leadership rule is to praise others in public and give criticism in private. As I learned first-hand, though, not everyone agrees. Thus: three ways to gracefully handle public criticism

Looking for a little mid-week workday inspiration? Read a former Fortune 100 VP's stirring speech from the recent Charleston Regional Business Journal 
Influential Women in Business Luncheon