An indelible icon of the jazz age, Nina Simone certainly had a voice no one will ever forget. In honor of the "High Priestess of Soul," the Charleston Jazz Orchestra is paying homage with their Saturday night show "Little Girl Blue."

Continuing to celebrate its sixth anniversary season, the CJO will perform two sets, one at 5 p.m. another at 8 p.m., of Simone's work at the Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.

Tickets are $30-$45 for adults, with senior tickets priced between $25 and $40; student ticket prices vary and all student and discounted tickets must be purchased in person. On-site box office sales the day of the show begin at noon, with tickets also available by calling 641-0011 or online at

InstaGallery show

The Real Estate Studio has put together the Charleston InstaGallery show, happening now through April 22.

"The Charleston InstaGallery is a curated photographic tour of Charleston through the eyes of the Charleston Instagram community," explains Liz Poore of The Real Estate Studio. "The InstaGallery is curated by Mark Swick and Paul Dunker, local Instagram users who have a passion for capturing the unique beauty of Charleston."

The InstaGallery will consist of 12 Instagram photographers that were selected from over a few thousand submissions.

If you're not yet hip to Instagram, it's "the world's most popular online photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking services. Its signature feature is the ability for users to apply digital filters to pictures, and then share them on a variety of social networks such as Facebook and Twitter," says Poore.

Featured photographs will be available for purchase throughout the show, and there will be a reception from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at 214 King St. complete with wine and light hors d'oeuvres.

For more information, contact The Real Estate Studio at 722-5618.

The Art of Healing

The Gibbes Museum of Art's recurring series, The Art of Healing, is opening up to the world of dreams this week with a workshop by dream expert and founder of the Institute for Dream Studies, Justina Lasley, M.A.

The workshop is called "Wake Up to Your Most Creative Self."

"Nighttime dreams offer an opportunity to access our innate creativity and are the inspiration and guide for many artists, inventors, musicians and writers throughout history," says Amy Mercer, manager of marketing and communications at the Gibbes.

Lasley, founder of the Charleston-based Institute for Dream Studies, is the creator of DreamSynergy, a comprehensive process with proven results for uncovering dream meaning leading to personal transformation. She also has authored the books "Wake Up! Use Your (Nighttime) Dreams to Make Your (Daytime) Dreams Come True" and "Honoring the Dream: A Handbook for Dream Group Leaders," and a dream journal called "In My Dreams."

"I work with clients to help them remember, record and understand the language of their nighttime dreams. My goal is to help clients find ways to reach deep into their unconscious and uncover their most creative, wise and capable nature," says Lasley.

If you've ever had an interest in understanding more about what your dreams mean and how they can serve you in your waking life, this is the workshop to learn from.

"Art of Healing, Wake Up To Your Most Creative Self" will take place 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Gibbes, 135 Meeting St. The cost is $35 for museum members and $45 for non-members.

Call 722-2706 or go to for more.