Music achieves its full emotional effect only when performed live, just as great literature becomes comprehensible only when screamed aloud in a crowded subway train. Enjoy public performance with today's Groupon: for $18, you get one admission to An Evening with Quiana Parler, presented by the Charleston Jazz Orchestra at the Charleston Music Hall on October 22 at 7 p.m. (up to a $40 value).
Supported by the Post and Courier–reviewed 20-piece Charleston Jazz Orchestra, Quiana Parler's energetic and disciplined voice articulates classic jazz standards and contemporary favorites that reverberate off the former warehouse walls of the Charleston Music Hall. Charleston-born Parler is a veteran of the Broadway-style show Serenade and has collaborated with well-known vocalists including Clay Aiken and Kelly Clarkson. The orchestra bolsters Parler's pipes with virtuosic piano solos and horn medleys that stir souls like swallowed eggbeaters. Doors open at 6 p.m.