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21st annual Christmas at PC this December, Tickets now on sale

 

Tickets are now on sale for the 21 st annual Christmas at PC, presented by the Presbyterian College Department of Music. This year’s program, “The Gift for All Mankind,” will be held on Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., and Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. in Belk Auditorium. Tickets are $12 and are available online. “The…

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Town Theatre

 

Town Theatre “A stage society has been organized in Columbia for the purpose of encouraging and developing musical, vocal, and dramatic talent in this city and to furnish entertainment to those who enjoy these things but do not care to take an active part in them.” Letter dated Jun 25, 1919 by John D. Neal…

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Local kids art studio celebrates one year anniversary

 

KidCreate Studio in Greer is announcing their one year anniversary celebration.  This week, Monday, October 7th through Saturday, October 12th stop in to spin the wheel for a chance to win FREE events and discounts during their celebration.  Plus, free prizes for kids, coupons for 50% off Mommy’s Time classes and $50 off birthday parties…

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UofSC Theatre presents “Much Ado About Nothing”

 

Heightened Language Meets High Art in UofSC’s Much Ado About Nothing at Longstreet Theatre Love, deception, and razor-sharp repartee take the Longstreet Theatre stage this month as the UofSC Theatre Program presents William Shakespeare’s comic masterwork, Much Ado About Nothing, October 25 – November  9. Show times are 8pm Thursdays through Saturdays, with additional 3pm matinee performances on October…

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Friends of Aaron announce memorial mural project at Hunter Gatherer on Main Street

 

Friends of Aaron and Hunter Gatherer on Main are partnering to create a mural in commemoration of Aaron Graves, a beloved member of the Community who passed away June 5, 2019 of brain cancer. The mural will be completed in the coming weeks and will be fundraised through local music events and percent nights at…

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A book review: An unlikely intersection of humanity… Dogs and Politicians

 

By Reba Hull Campbell   At first glance, the pairing may have seemed to be an odd juxtaposition of two authors on the Charleston Music Hall stage recently as they discussed their newly published books – one about dogs and one about politicians. It was a sold-out show. These writers’ careers as two of the best photographers…

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Rocking The Georgia Pines, Part Two

 

By Tom Poland   Editor’s Note: Parts of this column appear in the Sept./October issue of South Carolina Wildlife where Tom once served as managing editor. Part One, click here: https://whosonthemove.com/rocking-the-georgia-pines-part-one/   Back home, I picked beggar lice off my jeans for days. The sticky seeds had hitchhiked from Georgia to South Carolina, and they…

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Fire and Rain

 

By Tammy Davis   Everything That Matters Is Going to Be Alright When I was 18 my house burned down. I knew it was going to happen. I dreamed it. It was January and unusually cold for SC. Someone threw a blanket over me. The newspaper carrier drove me to our neighbor’s to get warm…

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Vampyr! The Opera haunts October 19th

 

Operatic horror musical Vampyr! comes back to life on October 19th Columbia Operatic Laboratory presents Vampyr! (Thrills, Chills, Bromance and Pretty Singing) at 7:30pm on Saturday, October 19 at Irmo Center for the Arts (6671 St Andrews Rd). Tickets are just $10 each. Local singer Evelyn Clary exhumed the score of Heinrich Marshner’s 1828 opera…

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Brand new live music series coming to Barnet Park

 

A new entertainment experience is coming to Downtown Spartanburg this fall. “Bands and Beats at Barnet Park” is the latest programming experience in Spartanburg’s Downtown Cultural District, in partnership with Chapman Cultural Center, The City of Spartanburg, and the Spartanburg Marriott. Debuting October 12th, Bands and Beats will bring six diverse regional bands to the…

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Historic Columbia rolls out the family fun in October

 

History is alive this October as Historic Columbia celebrates the season with its popular autumn events, including the free Scarecrows in the Garden Exhibit, which runs all month, the Spirits Alive! cemetery tour on Oct. 10, and the popular, free Trunk or Treat event on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Throughout the month, visitors, at no cost,…

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Ticket Alert: Les Misérables tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 11

 

Les Misérables will play eight performances in the Peace Concert Hall, March 3-8, 2020, as part of the Peace Center’s 2019-2020 Broadway season. Tickets are $45-$105. Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award®-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. With its glorious new staging…

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Clarence Felder’s American Macbeth premieres as part of Shakespeare For All Series

 

Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina will premiere Clarence Felder’s new adaptation of Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of MacBeth, October 24 through November 2 at Circular Congregational Church. The classic play explores the dangers of blind ambition and stars David Loar and Sara Coy as the fateful couple who want too much. Felder’s new adaptation is…

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Iris Griffin joins the Columbia Museum of Art’s board of trustees

 

The Columbia Museum of Art announces that Iris N. Griffin has joined its board of trustees for the 2019 – 2020 term. Griffin joined the board in August and is the sole new trustee this year. As Southeast Energy Group’s vice president of financial management & integration, Griffin is responsible for planning, directing, and overseeing…

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My Mepkin Way

 

By Tammy Davis   A few years back, I did something I’d never done before. I spent the night at a monastery, Mepkin Abbey in Moncks Corner, SC. You don’t have to be Catholic or even religious to participate in the retreats offered throughout the year. I was probably more curious than anything else when…

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Rocking The Georgia Pines, Part One

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Editor’s Note: Parts of this column appear in the Sept./October issue of South Carolina Wildlife where Tom once served as managing editor.   One thing I love about my so-called work is the people I meet. Earlier this year I spent some time in Dry Branch, Georgia, with rock legend Chuck…

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Pianist Mac McClure presents Spanish music concert at Furman Oct. 8

 

Mac McClure, associate professor of piano at National University in Bogotá, Colombia, will present a concert of Spanish music Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. The concert, presented by the Furman Department of Music, is free and open to the public. For the program, McClure will perform works by Antonio Soler,…

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One Columbia seeks nominations for Stephen G. Morrison Visionary Award

 

Nominations accepted through October 28 One Columbia for Arts and Culture announces a request for nominations for the 2019 Stephen G. Morrison Visionary Award. The award is presented to an individual who reflects values and qualities similar to those that Mr. Morrison generously offered in support of the growth and vitality of the City of…

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Experience why loud is the new quiet at Richland Library

 

Loud is the new quiet! Join Richland Library for Overdue: Curated for the Creative from 7 – 11 p.m., Friday, October 18 at our Main location (1431 Assembly Street). Be sure to dress in costume for this after-hours program, which is free and geared toward adults who are 18 and older. Get inspired by some…

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Charleston Symphony to collaborate with Mary Whyte for opening of new exhibition “We The People: Portraits of Veterans In America”

 

The Charleston Symphony will perform as part of opening weekend for acclaimed artist Mary Whyte’s highly anticipated new collection, We the People: Portraits of Veterans in America.  The CSO’s October 25 and 26 performance, Pictures at an Exhibition, will feature the orchestra performing iconic works by Copland, Respighi, and Mussorgsky while high definition images of Whyte’s paintings…

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Joe’s Place hosting debut fall fashion show

 

Joe’s Place Bookstore will be partnering with Samantha Grace to debut outfits from their Fall 2019 line. On October 5th, from 11a.m. to 1p.m., Sonja Miller, the owner of Samantha Grace, will be introducing 12-18 outfits from various designers as well as accessories. Of course, no fashion show is complete without mimosas and brunch; a…

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Furman Music Department announces Sound Quality Concert Series

 

Open to the public, the 11 featured events include performances by the Furman Symphony Orchestra under the baton of two esteemed guest conductors; the Furman Symphonic Band conducted by Director of Bands Sue Samuels; Hugh Ferguson Floyd and the Furman Singers as they prepare for their European Tour; smaller chamber groups including the Jazz and…

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A Conversation with Adam Schrimmer of Blank Canvas Mural Company

 

A Greenville resident for over eight years, Adam Schrimmer has painted over 50 pieces of artwork around the Upstate in businesses, restaurants, and schools. He also has used the mural making process to promote and better the mental health of people by transforming neighborhoods through an inclusive public art making program. This is the goal…

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German Artists return to Columbia for a collaborative symposium with local artists

 

Between September 30 – October 11, four German artists from Kaiserslautern and six Columbia artists will create a permanent public Gesamtkunstwerk, a collaborative work of art, on and for the grounds of Columbia’s Stormwater Studios. The artwork is one component of an elaborate program under the moniker Heimat/Home that commemorates both the 30th anniversary of the fall of the…

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The Boat Show

 

By Tammy Davis   Dating in your fifties. I can’t say I recommend it, but it does make for some good stories. A while back I was at a fundraising shindig. It was loud and crowded. A friend with good intentions – we’ll call her Sally – approached. On this particular night, I actually had…

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Richard Samuel Roberts photography brought to life in Harlem South

 

Jazz and theatrical performance makes Southeastern debut The Columbia Museum of Art announces the Southeastern premiere of Harlem South: A View Through the Lens, a jazz and theatrical performance of historical fiction chronicling the dynamics of African American life in Columbia, South Carolina, between 1920 and 1936 through the photography of Richard Samuel Roberts. With performances…

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The Farm That Time Forgot

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   The main barn’s an old early 1800 log cabin structure. Long poles uphold the roof. Look closely and you’ll see hinges a blacksmith made. One side of the barn demonstrates how nature reclaims what’s hers. Vines, saplings, and a jungle of growth cover her, but solid as a rock she just…

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Cola Town Bike Collective to launch fall concert series October 19th

 

Cola Town Bike Collective will launch its inaugural fall concert series on October 19th from 6 to 9 pm at 711 Elmwood Avenue. The two-part series will feature local artists and showcase ColaTown Bike Collective’s new home in Elmwood Park. Jade Blocker, 6iXX and guests, and H3r0 form the lineup for the first event in…

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Peace Center adds documentary film screenings

 

The Music of Strangers, Oct. 9 Thank You For Coming, Oct. 25 The Peace Center has added two documentary film screenings to the schedule for October: The Music of Strangers Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m.; Gunter Theatre; FREE, but tickets are required The Grammy ® -nominated documentary The Music of Strangers follows Yo-Yo Ma…

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SC Philharmonic 2019-2020 Season and Opening Concert – Saturday, October 12

 

Celebrate one of the great classical composers with a special offer for new subscribers! Wrapping up a milestone 55th season with the South Carolina Philharmonic, the orchestra announced in celebration of the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth in 2020, that we are now offering half-priced subscriptions to first year subscribers. This coming season…

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Van Gogh and company are on their way to the Columbia Museum of Art

 

The Columbia Museum of Art presents the major exhibition Van Gogh and His Inspirations, on view Friday, October 4, 2019, through Sunday, January 12, 2020. Organized by the CMA and presented by the Blanchard Family, Van Gogh and His Inspirations is an original, exclusive exhibition that brings the work of one of the most beloved artists in the world…

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Spartanburg’s own Marshall Chapman returns with Lee Smith, Jill McCorkle & Matraca Berg for a one-night concert benefiting the Chapman Cultural Center

 

 “An Evening of Stories and Songs with Marshall Chapman, Lee Smith, Jill McCorkle, and Matraca Berg,” a fundraiser for Chapman Cultural Center, will take place at the Chapman Cultural Center Theater on October 30. . Showtime is 7:00 p.m. The hour-long performance will be followed by a book and CD signing. .. Since 1998, Smith and McCorkle, both New…

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American Quilter’s Society selects Charleston, SC as new QuiltWeek show site

 

American Quilter’s Society (AQS), the largest quilting membership organization in the world, announced that its newest AQS QuiltWeek show will be in Charleston, SC, for the first time ever from September 25–27, 2019 at the Charleston Area Convention Center. AQS QuiltWeek 2019 includes six shows across the country and concludes with a three-day event in…

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The Charleston Museum curates a pop-up exhibit of historic jewelry and celebrates with local partners

 

The Charleston Museum announces a one-night only event, A Luxurious Charleston: An Exclusive Jewelry Reception on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. This pop-up exhibit will display some of the most luxurious pieces of jewelry from the collection of America’s First Museum (est. 1773) alongside local jewelry vendors for a night of…

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Spartanburg’s own Marshall Chapman returns with pals Lee Smith, Jill McCorkle & Matraca Berg for a special one-night concert benefitting the Chapman Cultural Center

 

“An Evening of Stories and Songs with Marshall Chapman, Lee Smith, Jill McCorkle, and Matraca Berg,” a fundraiser for Chapman Cultural Center, will take place at the Chapman Cultural Center Theater on October 30. Show time is 7:00 p.m. The hour-long performance will be followed by a book and CD signing. Since 1998, Smith and McCorkle, both New…

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Charleston Symphony Concertmaster Yuriy Bekker to perform on famous 1638 Guarneri violin for 2019-2020 season

 

A world-famous violin will now call Charleston home. Concertmaster Yuriy Bekker of the Charleston Symphony has received a 1638 Guarneri violin for his use this season, generously loaned to him by an anonymous patron. The ex-Degen violin, named for a famous previous performer, was made by Italian luthier Andrea Guarneri in 1638, and is one…

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Peace Center announces Songwriters Concert Series and Workshop Series for 2019-2020

 

Greenville favorite Edwin McCain and accomplished songwriter Maia Sharp return for the Peace Center’s Songwriters Concert Series and Workshop Series. Each concert brings a new guest singer-songwriter to the Upstate for an intimate one-of-a-kind listening room experience in Genevieve’s theater lounge at the Peace Center. The guest artists will also join McCain and Sharp for…

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PURE Theatre’s announces 2019 MOJA Festival offerings

 

PURE Theatre 2019 MOJA Arts Festival offerings to include the 2019 Tony Award-Winner for Best Play and the return of smash hit world premiere from opening of PURE’s 17th Season Back for a second year in the MOJA Arts Festival, PURE Theatre is pleased to announce their participating productions: Last Rites by Randy Neale and Choir…

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Design & Style the Perfect Costume with Richland Library’s Artist-in-Residence

 

A local artist, known for her true Renaissance personality, is sharing her talents with Richland Library and the community this fall. We’re excited to welcome Margaret “Markie” Gaddis as our next artist-in-residence, starting September 16. A South Carolina native, Markie is an artist, maker and costume designer. She has a particular passion for cosplay, anime…

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All-new Charleston Christmas Special takes the stage for 11 shows in December

 

Long-time producers and performers Brad and Jennifer Moranz have created a brand-new holiday spectacular at the Charleston Music Hall. Some of the country’s most talented singers, dancers and musicians will perform 11 shows from Dec. 13 to Dec. 22. “This cast is nothing short of phenomenal – truly some of the best voices I have…

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Writers of Ribbons of Scarlet to speak at Converse College’s Author Talk on October 2

 

Converse College is hosting two of the writers of Ribbons of Scarlet, Kate Quinn and Laura Kaomie at its upcoming author talk on October 2. The free community event begins at 6:30 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall (located in Blackman Music Hall), followed by a reception and book signing at 7:30 p.m. in the lobby…

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$5,000 grants to reward literary, dance excellence in S.C.

 

S.C. Arts Commission opens applications for FY21 Fellowships Deadline to apply is Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 The South Carolina Arts Commission is accepting applications for $5,000 FY21 individual artist fellowships for South Carolina resident artists working in prose, poetry, dance performance and dance choreography. Four awards of $5,000 each will be given to one artist…

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SPAMILTON: An American Parody comes to the Peace Center, Dec. 17-Jan. 5

 

The SPAMILTON: An American Parody tour launched on Dec. 20, 2018 and is now playing several multi-week engagements in its first season. The show will play a limited three-week run in the Peace Center’s Gunter Theatre, Dec. 17, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020. Created by Gerard Alessandrini, the comic mastermind behind the long-running hit Forbidden Broadway, and performed by a…

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Embrace the 2019/2020 season with Ballet Spartanburg

 

“We always feel that each season is extraordinary, full of new ballets, choreography, collaborations. This year is no exception. From a FROZEN land to the magic and silliness of Shakespeare’s   A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this is truly a season for all to embrace.  I do think it is important to note that Ballet Spartanburg is…

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What Can You Access with a Library Card?

 

It’s one, small step that children, teens and adults can take to save hundreds of dollars on educational resources and services. During Library Card Sign-Up Month, which runs through September, Richland Library stresses the importance of having a card. Library cards are free for residents and property owners of Richland County, and they’re $65 for…

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Furman Theatre announces 2019-20 season

 

Furman University Department of Theatre Arts has announced its 2019-2020 season. A part of the university’s history for nearly a century, Furman Theatre brings to the stage a musical and three plays for the season. The season opens Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. with the musical “Pippin.” Tickets for the musical are $20 for…

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Furman’s Michael Brodeur opens 2019-20 exhibitions in Thompson Gallery – through September 26

 

Furman University Associate Professor of Art Michael Brodeur opens the university’s 2019-2020 exhibitions with a show of paintings and other works through Thursday, Sept. 26, in Thompson Gallery, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. A reception with the artist is set for Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building. Brodeur’s…

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2019 One Book, One Community selection is in

 

One Book, One Community, a beloved initiative that encourages local residents to read the same book at the same time, returns this November, and Richland Library is excited to announce Min Jin Lee’s “Pachinko” as the 2019 selection. Known as a popular pick among book clubs nationwide, “Pachinko” is a prior National Book Award finalist…

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Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island hosting the 6th Annual “Bob Masteller’s Jazz For All Ages” Jazz Festival on October 30th and 31st

 

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is hosting the 6th Annual “Bob Masteller’s Jazz For All Ages” jazz festival on Wednesday, October 30th, and Thursday, October 31st, 2019. Sponsored by The Junior Jazz Foundation, its affiliate The Jazz Corner, and Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, the festival will benefit The Junior Jazz Foundation, which is focused…

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Dragonflies, Nature’s Fighter Jets

 

By Tom Poland   My grandmother called them snake doctors. Whatever name dragonflies go by, they’re deceptive creatures. I say deceptive because of what a woman told me. “I love dragonflies and think of them as beautiful, gentle, loving creatures.” Nothing could be further from the truth. The next time you see a dragonfly, like…

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